As if just having to hear about their bs isn't bad enough, we now have this. Not that it's any particualr surpise, the left in general and the homosexual "rights" movement in particular have been more about getting attention than actually getting any other benefits that may come about from their latest "cause." Virtually everything that the homosexual community does is aimed towards media attention and legitimizing their lifestyles in the public's eye.
The most obvious, not to mention frequently used, example of this is the multitude of "pride" parades that they hold in numerous cities across the world. The entire point of these parades is to "raise awareness" and to "show unity" to the rest of the people living in the area. Occasionally, some courageous people or groups will fight back. However, by-and-large, these parades are allowed, often shutting down large parts of the said city as the parade shut down traffic in the area.
Another symbol of the homosexual lobby's hunger for attention is the very symbol that such groups have chosen as a banner. The movement, in it's attention whoring, has defiled the rainbow, selecting it as the flag to reperesent their own pride. This grabs all sorts of attention, giving them a symbol to rally behind while infuriating those Christians who see the rainbow in its Biblical context. But the symbolism of their corrupted rainbow is underlined by a slightly less obvious reaon for shooing it: the rainbow is made of mutliple colors, and as such is highly visible, far more so than if they had chosen something os less colorfull variety.
Next there is the push for homosexual "marriages" across the world. In the US, at least, the claim is that they want these "marriages" because of the tax-benefits, inherritance laws, and hospital visitation rights. However, this would do no more than create another special class of citizens with these "rights." Rarely does one see the homosexual community working with conservatives and liberterians to abolish the death tax, for example. So again, the purpose is not necessarily to gain more rights that they lack: this is only an added "bonus." Rather, the objective is to get attention, and also to legitimize their lifestyles in hopes that it will be viewed as a normal way of life. The fact that we don't see a mass exodus of homosexuals from states like Oregon, Missouri, Michigan that have passed constitutional ammendments nanning homosexual "marriages" into states like 'Assachussettes or into Canada where such "marriages" are legal is only more evidence of this.
Finally, there is the homosexual activists' ongoing clash with conservative Christians and particulalry Catholics. There are plenty of churches that allow are will soon sanction homosexual "marriages." If that is what is really being sought, then homosexuals are free to leave those churches that won't condone such "marriages." Certainly, in the case of the Catholic Church, homosexual "marriages" will never be legitimately performed.
The Church has forbid it, and will continue to do so. Rather than accepting this and realizing that it is the individual who should change to match the Church and its beliefs, the homosexual lobby by and large contends that it is the Church that should change to better suite the individuals. Never mind that homosexuality has been condemned when mentioned in the Bible, upon which the Church's doctrine is built. Yet these homosexual activists will fight Christianity until it changes and falls into heresy, until it has been ruined from without, or until it has been driven underground.
And with some of the fighting, they are actually doing real, measurable damage. From proposals to deny churches tax exempt status unless they embrace homosexual "marriage" to the financial damage done to various parishes (or dioceses) from legal fees, there is a real, tangible economic cost to Christianity due to the homosexual lobby. One can only pray that the various churches remain strong, and (with any luck) that they will be united against this latest threat to Christianity.