A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the dramatic cultural changes that have taken place in our country in relation to homosexuality and pointedly asks the question: Are we heading in the right direction? Written in a lively and compelling style and at the same time backed with massive research, this forthright and yet compassionate study evaluates the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on our society, from elementary schools to college campuses, from the press to the courts, and from the world of business to the world of religion.
Forty years ago, most Americans said they didn't know anyone who was gay or lesbian and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality. Today, there's hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay character, gay-themed movies have won Oscars, the media celebrates the marriages of same-sex celebrities, elementary school textbooks indoctrinate children with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ideology, many churches and synagogues now ordain gay clergy - and one of our elected officials is a man with cleavage who often wears a dress and high heels to work. In the courts, religious rights are consistently losing the battle to gay rights, while university students have been expelled from their programs for refusing to endorse homosexual practice.
We have come to a point in our history in which it is common for the mainstream media to portray someone as intolerant and bigoted if they fail to affirm (or even celebrate) homosexuality and transgenderism, and we now find ourselves with little opportunity for constructive, honest dialogue or even the right to put forth a differing opinion. That's why the publishing world was afraid to touch this book, and that's why A Queer Thing Happened to America could be the most controversial book of the decade.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 691 Vendor: Equaltime Books Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.2 X 1.6 (inches) ISBN: 0615406092 ISBN-13: 9780615406091 Availability: In Stock
Forty years ago, most Americans said they didn't know anyone who was homosexual and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality. Today, there's hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay character, movies like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have won Oscars, and even People magazine celebrated the marriage of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi. A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last forty years, and addresses the question head-on: Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right? Written in a lively and compelling style, but backed with massive research and extensive interaction with the GLBT community, this forthright and yet compassionate book looks at the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on American society. This could easily be the most controversial book of the decade. Read it and find out why the publishing world was afraid to touch it.
Dr. Michael L. Brown is the director of the Coalition of Conscience and serves as a professor at a number of leading seminaries, holding a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and literatures from New York University. He is the author of twenty books and numerous scholarly articles, and he serves as the host of The Line of Fire, a nationally syndicated, daily, talk radio broadcast. He has spoken throughout America and in twenty-five nations and has made numerous TV and radio appearances, while his work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, and the Baltimore Sun. For the last six years, he has been in extensive interaction with the gay and lesbian community, reaching out to the people with compassion while at the same time standing against the goals of gay activism. For this he has been branded a Hitler and jihadist, while others have called him a religious conservative with a heart.