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'Gays' on television hit record

Peter LaBarbera

A pro-homosexual organization is reporting that the number of “gay” characters on television for the 2010-2011 season has reached a record high 3.9 percent.

But a prominent critic of the “gay” rights movement says the report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation marks nothing more than a continuation of a strategy to batter public resistance to homosexuality.

In a new report, GLAAD notes that on broadcast TV, 23 regular characters, including five lead characters, are homosexual this season, an increase over 18 last season. An additional 14 recurring characters are homosexual.

Homosexual activists routinely vet Hollywood scripts to make sure homosexual characters are portrayed sympathetically.

“Getting more gay characters on TV is right out of the gay movement’s playbook, Hunter and Madsen’s After the Ball,” said Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

“After the Ball,” published in the late 1980s, lays out a strategy for persuading America to accept homosexuality, using techniques of mass marketing and emotional manipulation.

GLAAD is “the leader in changing hearts and minds to support full equality for the LGBT community,” according to its website.

“Brainwashing would be a better term,” said LaBarbera.

“The three main techniques in ‘After the Ball’ are desensitization, jamming and conversion,” said LaBarbera.

“Desensitization involves flooding straights with images of homosexuals,” said LaBarbera, who proceeded to quote directly from ‘After the Ball:’ “You can forget about trying right up front to persuade folks that homosexuality is a good thing. But if you can get them to think it’s just another thing – meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders – then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.”

“Jamming means you make people feel guilty for opposing the homosexual agenda,” said LaBarbera. “According to ‘After the Ball,’ you ‘jam’ people by portraying homosexuals as innocent victims of bigotry, to make people feel like they are oppressing gays if they oppose the political movement.

“The longterm goal is conversion, where you make people accept and even defend homosexuality,” said LaBarbera. “You accomplish this by giving people images of homosexuals that belie the negative stereotypes, and remind you of people you already admire and associate with.

“Television is very effective in applying all of these techniques, because of the emotional impact that comes from its visual images,” LaBarbera added. “It’s their preferred medium for spreading propaganda. That’s why it’s so important for them to get more gay characters on TV. According to ‘After the Ball,’ television is their first choice because, quote, ‘its breadth of audience is unparalleled,’ and, quote, ‘it’s the most graphic and intrusive medium for our message.’ ‘After the Ball’ says that TV, quote, ‘has a way of getting to even the most resistant viewers.’

“If a Martian sat down and watched TV for a week during this new season, he would conclude that Americans worship sex, not God, that a large segment of the population is homosexual, and that our attention spans are about three seconds,” said Robert Knight, senior writer for Coral Ridge Ministries and author of the newly updated book “Fighting for America’s Soul.”