Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Like Sam Cooke said, "Change is gonna come", nephew, and you better believe that

Somehow I missed Time magazine a few weeks ago when the cover article dealt with gay teens. I picked it up while on the bike at the gym during lunch. Interesting article, and this passage in particular caught my eye:
"Same-sex marriage--that's out there. But something going on in a more fierce and insidious way, under the radar, is what's happening in our schools," says Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, an influential conservative litigation group that earlier this year won a court order blocking a Montgomery County, Md., teachers' guide that disparaged Evangelicals for their views on gays. "They"--gay activists--"know if they make enough inroads into [schools], the same-sex-marriage battle will be moot."
Most gay activists would rather swallow glass than say Mat Staver was right about something, but they know that last year's big UCLA survey of college freshmen found that 57% favor same-sex marriage (only about 36% of all adults do). Even as adult activists bicker in court, young Americans--including many young conservatives--are becoming thoroughly, even nonchalantly, gay- positive. From young ages, straight kids are growing up with more openly bisexual, gay and sexually uncertain classmates.

Did any of you catch this article? Like Sam Cooke said....

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