Cruel & Unusual

How Gay-Affirming Culture Fosters Same-Sex Abuse

In February 1988, some two hundred activists met for a first-of-its-kind "war conference" to establish a national GLBT agenda. The top recommendation, according to the final statement, was "a nationwide media campaign to promote a positive image of gays and lesbians."1 The following year, two Harvard-educated gays who had attended the conference, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, published After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the '90s. Admittedly "a program of unabashed propaganda, firmly grounded in long-established principles of psychology and advertising," the bestseller became colloquially known as the Gay Manifesto.

In the final chapter, the...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #53, Summer 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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