I Am Happy I’m Not GLAAD

March 8, 2012

Raynard Jackson

I am so very happy that I am not GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).  But, I am getting very tired of writing about their terrorist tactics that they employ towards anyone who refuses to accept their lifestyle choices.

Their latest target is former child actor Kirk Cameron.  Cameron is best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy, “Growing Pains.”

Last week he appeared on Piers Morgan’s TV show on CNN.  Morgan asked Cameron what his thoughts were on gay marriage (which is an oxymoron, since there is no such thing as gay marriage, by definition).  Cameron responded by stating, “...I believe that marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve: one man one woman for life – ah till death do you part. So, I would never attempt to redefine marriage and I don’t think that anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No I don’t.”

So, can someone please tell me what was homophobic or antigay about Cameron’s response?  Is GLAAD suggesting that the only way not to be viewed as homophobic or anti-gay is by agreeing with them?

Since Morgan didn’t get the answer he wanted, he probed further by asking Cameron if he thought homosexuality was a sin.  He was asked this same question no fewer than 3 times and to his credit, he didn’t fall into Morgan’s trap.  Cameron said, “I think that it’s ah – it’s it’s it’s it’s unnatural. I think that it’s it’s it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”  So again, can someone please tell me what was homophobic or anti-gay about Cameron’s response?

So, GLAAD and gay rights activists are saying we must override the morals and values that were instilled in us and accept their morals and values in order not to be viewed as homophobic or anti-gay.  Are you kidding me?

It is very unnatural for those of the same sex to engage in sexual activity.  I challenge GLAAD to show me where in nature is this not true.  Has anyone ever seen two male lions engaging in sex or two male tigers, or two male sharks or two male whales?

It’s no more natural for two males to have sex as it is for someone to go skydiving (jumping out of a plane with a parachute).  It’s not natural, but people do it.  It’s so unnatural that it is almost impossible to get insurance if you are a professional skydiver.  It’s so unnatural that if you get injured or die while skydiving, that is grounds to void most contracts of professional athletes and entertainers.

So, before you bring race into the picture, let me do a preemptive strike.  Blacks were denied acceptance, not because it was unnatural, but because whites refused to enforce what was already written in the U.S. Constitution.  Therefore, laws were passed specifically delineating rights that Blacks were entitled to.

There is absolutely no provisions in the U.S. Constitution based on sexual preference.  That’s the difference between the odious comparisons gays like to use to compare their issue to that of Blacks.  There is no comparison.

GLAAD issued their usual response to Cameron’s comments. Herndon Graddick, GLAAD’s Senior Director of Programs and Communications said, “Saying that gay people are 'detrimental to civilization' might be 'loving' in Kirk Cameron’s mind, but it's gay youth and victims of bullying who truly suffer from adults like Cameron who espouse these ideas…Cameron used his platform to attack gay Americans…”

Oh, really?  Cameron was asked about his values and now GLAAD is trying to attack him simply because he refused to agree with their life choices!  For the third time, can someone please tell me what was homophobic or anti-gay about Cameron’s response?

Let me interpret GLAADs actions for you.  They are not interested in equality.  They are only interested in acceptance of their lifestyle choices.  So, if you don’t agree to accept their lifestyle choices, then they will label you “homophobic,” “anti-gay,” or “hateful,” etc.

They insist, no, they demand that you change your own value system to accommodate their lifestyle choices.  Anything short of this means you are homophobic.

As a graduate of Oral Roberts University, here is what I propose:  I invite GLAAD’s two Co-chairs, Sheri Fults and Micahel Lammons to join me and Kirk Cameron in hosting a town-hall meeting in Washington, DC in June.  If GLAAD’s mission is to promote equality and understanding (as they claim, but for which there is no evidence), then let’s undertake a civil evening of conversation with people who have differing views on the gay rights agenda.

I was once told that, “the reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore all progress is dependent on the unreasonable man.”  I am unreasonable enough to think that GLAAD will take me up on my offer.  If they don’t, then I will be happy that I’m not GLAAD.  

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a D.C.-public relations/government affairs firm.  He is also a contributing editor for ExcellStyle Magazine (, Freedom’s Journal Magazine (, and U.S. Africa Magazine (

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