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The Gay Agenda vs. The American Agenda

by Kevin Jackson, of TheBlackSphere.net

Does the Gay Agenda Trump the American Agenda?

I believe that Obama’s evolution with respect to gay issues is based on his sexual past. Big deal. Other than pop culture curiosity, I don’t think most conservatives care about Obama’s sexual past, present, or future. But we do care when the gay agenda supersedes the American agenda. I believe that a president’s singular agendum should be the betterment of the entire nation, not various segments.

I discuss my book The BIG Black Lie my discovery of “gay,” which was fairly benign. I was around 12 years old, and my grandfather had stopped to gas up, before we left Dallas. As my grandfather pumped gas, I saw what I thought to be at the time, “the prettiest man I had ever seen.” He was very well-dressed, but noticeably different from what I had been raised to think of a man. He was perfectly dressed in a tan jumpsuit, and he had a beret to match.  I remember he carried a matching clutch that looped around his neck and was tucked just below his armpit.

As a kid from the country, I had never seen such style in my life. I had to know what I was seeing, so I whispered for my grandmother to look at the man as he walked by. My grandmother took a stealthy glance, then whispered to me, “He’s funny.”

I had no idea what “funny” meant, but would learn over time. Until further revelations, I just knew that I wasn’t “funny.”

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Over time, I altered my perception of what a man is. I would further learn of all the variations in how people form that make the idea of gender confusing at times. I developed compassion for people in these areas, and learned to respect the idea that the human body is a complicated creation, which the mind can complicate to unfathomable degrees.

Understanding that everybody doesn’t think as I do or act as I do, I learned not moralize on the conditions of others, to just let them be. I recognized that these “different” people I described were of all races, ethnicities, creeds, and so on.

As a youth, I thought it was mainly white people who are gay. To be (openly) gay in the black culture was almost unheard of, or so I was conditioned. Prior to my exposure to “pretty man,” I had only heard of black gays anecdotally, though I do recall having certain feelings or suspicions about some males and females I had met.

In early adulthood, I recognized a very different world from what black culture had taught me. Blacks were just as gay as whites; whites were just as poor as blacks, and so on. I learned that these nice neat boxes that the world kept trying to put people in just didn’t fit.

As I traveled, I found that there were all these same “different” people all over the world. I learned that transsexuals were treated much the same almost everywhere I went. Cross-dressers were gawked at almost universally. Being gay was discouraged again almost universally. I got it. To say that there wasn’t some pushback to being gay would be naïve.

Because of my worldview, I learned that all these people were part of the human condition. They were everywhere, in all cultures. We can argue the nature nurture theory; nevertheless I assure you that I know it to be a bit of both.

My point is, I evolved. All on my own. I didn’t need the government to evolve me.

I remember when I believed the only people who had tattoos were thugs or ex-cons. Nowadays, seeing somebody with a tattoo doesn’t necessarily carry the same connotation it did decades ago, at least not for me.  However, Obama would have passed legislation to protect people with tattoos, because he believes he can control your thoughts with laws.

Like blacks (and all people) the best thing that the LGBT has is their humanity, not special legislation that puts them in a box. All the rules that were imposed for blacks essentially removed black people from the human race.

Without creating books like, “Billy has two black parents,” black people managed to overcome all the adversity of slavery and the lack of civil rights.[1] The understanding of black culture didn’t come from books, it came from people realizing the contribution that blacks have made in this country and seeing it with their own eyes.

Who knows if some of history’s most famous blacks were gay or wished they were another gender.  If you told me that George Washington Carver had dressed in women’s clothes, it would not diminish his accomplishments to the world in the least. Nor do Carver’s accomplishments have more impact on America because he was black. Peanut butter is delicious, regardless of Carver’s sexuality, ethnicity, and any other proclivities he may have had.

You would think that we would have learned something by now about how to deal with people, and not attempt to legislate thought. Despite what people may believe, Civil Rights laws are not the reason Obama is president. Obama is president, because of the actions of people like Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson, and millions of other non-descript blacks who in their own small ways changed the hearts of minds of racists in America.

Because of these unheralded black Americans, America long ago abandoned focusing on color—save the racists who voted for Obama strictly because he was black. For the most part, the people who voted for Obama did so because they felt he was going to be a transformational figure in American politics, not gay politics or black politics.

There has been a lot of money spent on removing people from the human race, and putting them in boxes. Obama wants to do the same for the LGBT, because of his life experiences and his evolution. $17T has been spent on the evolution of “helping blacks,” and I don’t see a lot of progress at the Main Street level. How much money is America willing spend on LGBT agenda? How many more manuals and training sessions do we need for Americans to understand gays?

For the most part, Americans interact with people based on our needs and their performance. I choose my friends based on common core values, without moralizing about those who values don’t necessarily agree with mine. I don’t have to have gay friends in order to not be homophobic. I don’t need white friends to prove I’m not racist.

All men are created equal. It’s time Obama stop with the politicizing various agendas, and focus on the human agenda, the American agenda.

© Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved.

Kevin Jackson is an Amazon best-selling author and award-winning blogger. He also hosts a daily radio show.

6 comments

  1. People can be what they want to be and so long as they don’t push their agenda’s at me. I am accountable for me only, no one else. We all make our own choices which life to live. We definitely need to keep the Constitution in effect for everyone. It’s what makes us a unique people and yes we are unique despite what some think about that. Enjoy life!

  2. Kevin, Kevin, Kevin…..I like you, what a breath of fresh air you are :) Keep on keeping on !!

  3. What do we do about the gay argument that ‘married couples get more benefits’, besides taking benefits out of the hands of the state?

  4. Okay, you open your opinion piece by casting (what most of your audience would consider to be) aspersions on Obama’s sexuality, then you claim to be above such considerations in your following “open-minded analysis”…

    You present your experiences that informed your awareness & acceptance of people’s differences and commonalities, but then…

    Let’s zoom to your closing wrap-up:

    “All men are created equal. It’s time Obama stop with the politicizing the human agenda, and focus on the American agenda.”

    What “agenda” is more “American” than finding ways to ensure, or provide the legal framework for, Americans to live as if “All men are created equal” applies to each & every one of us?

    On a purely legal basis it makes sense to ensure that Americans of adult status who can only find their meaningful life companionship & intimacy in someone of the same sex be afforded the same basic rights as heterosexual people.

    Because those LGBT people aren’t criminals, aren’t going to go away or be bullied into silence or nonexistence, aren’t going to bow & scrape to others’ desire to deny their expression of their basic decent human rights. As best they can, given the realities of their condition–just like anybody else.

    Nobody, or very few folks I’ve ever heard of–are “promoting a gay agenda”. People just want to be treated as fairly UNDER THE ORDINARY LAWS as the next man or woman.

    Once those basic rights in parity with straight or asexual people & parents are secured, I don’t see where there’s any more “gay agenda” because their “American agenda” is just of “life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness allowed under the law”.

    Because our overreaching political realm is where for better or worse USA wrangles over & coughs up its many extensive rules, regulations & codes including finances, parenthood, inheritance, protection by police, fair treatment in economic affairs etc., how can advancement of LGTB people’s rights, equal to others, NOT take place through politics?

    Do you really think every American president shouldn’t or doesn’t take positions on social & moral issues? Not to mention, on legal issues being being wrangled over in the forefront of culture? Every leader has since the beginning of time.

    Unfortunately, without strong reform of campaign finance laws–without public financed elections–EVERY politician of every party WILL and DOES note who has what moneys available to spend in his or her campaign direction.

    That unfortunate fact in itself has no bearing on the needs of ALL SEGMENTS OF THE ELECTORATE to be treated fairly as human beings.

    Please allow me to ask:

    What is “the American agenda”?

    How does “the American agenda” exclude defining or redefining or expanding basic human rights laws, which agenda by necessity often refers to certain groups or individuals AS VALID PARTS of the whole nation?

    Thank you.

  5. Marriage is not a right it is a rite. I have 8 children 3 of whom are married to a Black man, a Japanese women and an Indian man(not from India) with mixed grandchildren . I had a homosexual cousin who hit on me at 15 & I was abused by a homosexual at 18. I forgave them & have many friends, students and acquaintances that are lesbain or homosexual. I am opposed to same sex marriage but do not believe I as a married man have any advantage over a homosexual pair. The fed tax code is their problem. I believe they are really trying to destroy Christianity as a main goal. Again marriage is a rite not a right and the tax laws which BO can change easily could be in their favor. You are opening up a can of worms with this same sex thing. Years ago Sodomy laws prevailed but today your br is private. Grant the homosexuals civil rights but marriage is not one. If the State condones this behavior that is their problem stay out of Christianity’s way and we will stay out of yours.

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