THE BOOKS WERE A FRONT FOR THE PORN
The Truth About the Homosexual Rights Movement
February 2006By Ronald G. Lee
Ronald G. Lee is a librarian in Houston, Texas.
Ed. Note: This article contains an honest description of the homosexual "lifestyle." If you don't want to read such accounts, DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE. If you do read it, don't send us a letter of complaint. You've been forewarned.
There was a "gay" bookstore called Lobo's in Austin, Texas, when I was living there as a grad student. The layout was interesting. Looking inside from the street all you saw were books. It looked like any other bookstore. There was a section devoted to classic "gay" fiction by writers such as Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, and W.H. Auden. There were biographies of prominent "gay" icons, some of whom, like Walt Whitman, would probably have accepted the homosexual label, but many of whom, like Whitman's idol, President Lincoln, had been commandeered for the cause on the basis of evidence no stronger than a bad marriage or an intense same-sex friendship. There were impassioned modern "gay" memoirs, and historical accounts of the origins and development of the "gay rights" movement. It all looked so innocuous and disarmingly bourgeois. But if you went inside to browse, before long you noticed another section, behind the books, a section not visible from the street. The pornography section. Hundreds and hundredsof pornographic videos, all involving men, but otherwise catering to every conceivable sexual taste or fantasy. And you would notice something else too. There were no customers in the front. All the customers were in the back, rooting through the videos. As far as I know, I am the only person who ever actually purchased a book at Lobo's. The books were, in every sense of the word, a front for the porn.
So why waste thousands of dollars on books that no one was going to buy? It was clear from the large "on sale" section that only a pitifully small number of books were ever purchased at their original price. The owners of Lobo's were apparently wasting a lot of money on gay novels and works of gay history, when all the real money was in pornography. But the money spent on books wasn't wasted. It was used to purchase a commodity that is more precious than gold to the gay rights establishment. Respectability. Respectability and the appearance of normalcy. Without that investment, we would not now be engaged in a serious debate about the legalization of same-sex "marriage." By the time I lived in Austin, I had been thinking of myself as a gay man for almost 20 years. Based on the experience acquired during those years, I recognized in Lobo's a metaphor for the strategy used to sell gay rights to the American people, and for the sordid reality that strategy concealed.
You have two options:
Subscribe now to New Oxford Review for access to all web content at newoxfordreview.org AND the monthly print edition for as low as $38 per year.
Single article purchase:
Purchase this article for $1.95, for viewing and printing for 48 hours.
If you're already a subscriber log-in here.
Back to February 2006 Issue
|Read our posting policy
Add a comment
|Some time ago, I was watching a program about crime on a cable channel. The crime expert being interviewed stated that a high number of deaths, mysterious deaths and unsolved murders were homosexual in nature. He explained that these were not generally reported because of a policy in the news media to not air anything or too much of what could cast an unfavorable light on the homosexual life-style. It could be viewed as bias or as a form of harrassment toward gays. It could also provide fodder for right-wing advocates. This is why most of the news-media covers mostly heterosexual crime, i.e., missing girls, murdered wives and husbands, so on.
|Posted by: joannmaria
May 09, 2006 11:26 PM EDT
|I would like to thank Mr. Lee for writing this superb article. It is refreshingly blunt and honest. I rejoice in his conversion and will pray for him!
||Posted by: Cyndy Wilson
September 04, 2006 04:51 PM EDT
|Some of the most adept mass murderers in recent years were homosexual: Wayne Gacey and Jeff Dahmer to name two. During the media frenzy over the Wyoming death of Matthew Shepard, two homosexual men had kidnapped a young boy and performed some of the most vile, painful and perverted sexual acts on him while he was tied to a bed. I can't bear to think what this poor boy endured. Our Soviet-style media, of course, barely made a mention of it. A clear case here of putting the journalistic code of ethics a distant second to a proscribed political agenda that panders and promotes the gay lifestyle -- seeing, hearing and speaking no evil about it.
||Posted by: j17ghs
August 12, 2007 11:58 PM EDT
|Forgot to mention that the boy tortured by the homosexual men died when a pillow suffocated him accidentally. I hate to see a life snuffed out but in the case of this young man, it sounds like the hand of divine mercy.
||Posted by: j17ghs
August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT
|This is one of the most outstanding articles I've read in the NOR. Everyone one should give a copy of it to any homosexual they know. It simply rings with truth.
||Posted by: ElizabethIrish
January 15, 2008 09:43 AM EST
|This is a powerful searing truth-telling article. It must have taken great courage for Ronald G. Lee to write this. Thank you.
||Posted by: luvgabe
May 04, 2009 06:28 PM EDT
|Thank you to Ronald Lee for publishing this article.
||Posted by: Anonymous
August 21, 2012 06:28 PM EDT
|"Some of the most adept mass murderers in recent years were homosexual"
... and the rest were heterosexual.
|Posted by: Richard Harland Smith
September 16, 2012 03:26 AM EDT
|Add a comment
The beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero is expected to draw a crowd of 300,000, including the presidents of Ecuador and Panama.
Australia plans to strip citizenship from children of immigrants who become fighters for IS, forcing them to return to their parents' birth country.
A leaked draft of the teacher handbook for San Francisco archdiocesan high schools reveals less precision and a conciliatory tone.
The Chinese government has allowed the ordination of Russian Orthodox priests, for the first time in 60 years.
The president of the LCWR said they're 'going on with our normal life' now that the Vatican's assessment has concluded.
The Holy See has formally recognized a Palestinian state, following the lead of the UN, which extended same in 2012.
more news links...