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Tyler Densford
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1/26/2017

Homo-Acceptance Movement Blog Post

The homo-acceptance movement, which is based on the ‘homosexual agenda’ that seeks to mandate and approve homosexuality in society, demands universal acceptance of homosexual relationships and acts financially, politically, religiously, legally, socially, and morally (Davidson & Oldersma 127). Not only does this movement call for acceptance of homosexuality, it also demands celebration and affirmation of homosexuality as desirable for persons who desire it; while also celebrating homosexuality as natural and normal. The movement does not agree with the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, specifically because it suppresses the right to free expression and free speech. Everyone has a right to make their opinion known without official judgment of their lifestyle, no matter what their sexual orientation is. Indeed, being a homosexual has nothing to do with serving one’s country. Further, personal opinions are based on the individual’s personal morals with homosexuality having nothing to do with what the individual accomplish (Davidson & Oldersma 127). Homosexuals and those who support their rights have a right to their opinion without being judged unfavorably for their position.
Nevertheless, the homo-acceptance movement may also be considered as a self-centered set of objectives and beliefs especially in terms of restricting the opposition’s freedom of speech against the homosexual agenda (Davidson & Oldersma 130). Moreover, the homo-acceptance movement seeks to obtain special treatment for people who identify as homosexuals while also interfering with the individual’s freedom of association by requiring inclusion of people based on their sexual orientation. Indeed, the homo-acceptance movement advocates for homosexuals to receive special rights that other persons in society do not have including immunity from personal criticism by labeling such criticisms as hate crimes and hate speech. These special rights, in turn, tend to elevate homosexual rights at the expense of the wider society’s rights. In fact, it is even arguable that the homo-acceptance movement is the most significant threat to free speech in America today. Although homosexuals account for approximately 5% of America’s population based on conservative data, the homo-acceptance movement remains one of America’s best funded and most powerful political lobbies (Davidson & Oldersma 130).
However, the homo-acceptance movement has also achieved significant victories for society including the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2010. There is no empirical evidence showing that homosexuality is relevant to effectiveness in the military in terms of recruitment and retention, morale, and unit cohesion (Davidson & Oldersma 128). Furthermore, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ increased the costs of recruiting people into service, as well as training for replacements due to the discharge of known homosexuals. Nevertheless, apart from repealing DADT, the homo-acceptance movement continues to encroach on the rights of other people in society for instance with the push to demand public funding for gay right groups aimed at dealing with increased social problems related to homosexuality. Most importantly, it has also led to the attack of churches across the country and indeed across the world led by groups funded by taxpayer’s money (Davidson & Oldersma 128). Therefore, while the movement has achieved a significant victory with the repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, it continues to infringe on the rights of other Americans.

Work Cited
Davidson, R. J., and J. Oldersma. “Editorial: Special issue: Sexuality in movement: beyond the ‘Sexual Revolution’.” Gender Studies 18.2 (2015): 127-132. Print.

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