As a churchgoer, I have heard about this a lot. Not so much in the pulpit, but I have just heard about it from aquaintences who are very worried about it. And of course, there are the right wing Christian Activists and preachers who appear on evening cable news.
Basically, what the Gay Agenda consists of, as far as I can tell from folks like Dr.(cough) Ted Baehr is a covert group of gays have infiltrated the entertainment industry. Their nefarious plot? To turn America GAY by showing upbeat and positive portrayals of gay characters in television, comics and movies. Now I admit, I can understand the concern, since I like being heterosexual. Really I do.
Admittedly, the Gay Conspiracy has been less successful in comics than in the movie and television arena, so the gay-ification of geek culture has been a bit slower. Of course, they are fighting years of large breasted indoctination.
What really get’s me, though, is apparently, God has been in on the Gay Agenda. For some reason, he has placed many friendly, good hearted and positive gay people throughout various points in my life. I mean, come on, God, where are the gays who are villains? Or just comic relief?! Enough with these positive portrayals, Lord!
But seriously, I have always found the view of the “pro-gay agenda” a bit faulty. Because, the agenda, as near as I can tell is: The gay community want to be represented as people in entertainment. Not the comic relief. Not the creepy villain. Not as invisible. And I don’t see the problem there. As a Christian, I feel the same. I don’t like that a Christian is more likely to be used to sell that a person is an unloving bigot. And it is often the short-hand “This guy is bad!” Is such an agenda, to avoid such stereotype such a bad agenda?
And I prefer that storytellers, generally, leave social moral judgement to the reader. At least in certain areas of social morality. I am not asking writers to present murders, rapists and child molesters in a unjudged light. But adult consensual behaviour? Leave that to the reader to determine. If the reader disagrees with it, that is their perogative. I can’t see the problem with including portrayals of gay characters in film, television or comics as regular human beings-with strengths and weaknesses.