Understanding Homosexual Issues
On this page, you can access several resources dealing with issues pertaining to homosexuality. Links to our policy papers that will help you to understand the importance of these issues and how they relate to one another.

Policy Papers
A number of issues involving homosexuality involve several subject areas. These papers provide a background for a general discussion if these issues. Click on the title to download a PDF file of each paper.

Myths and Misconceptions: Behavioral Genetics and Homosexuality
Douglas A. Abbott, Ph.D., Professor of Child Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska, writes about the misconceptions regarding the existence of a "gay gene." September 2007.

Paving the Way for the Thought Police
Alan Sears, president of the Alliance Defense Fund, writes about the chilling effect that special rights legislation, also known as "hate crimes" will have on free speech and the ability of citizens to engage in truthful conversation about homosexuality and other issues. July 2007.

Gay Straight Alliance Clubs: How Homosexual Student Organizations Harm our Schools
While claiming to be harmless clubs that offer support to struggling youth and fight harassment, Gay Straight Alliance Clubs promote a message of sex and homosexuality that puts public school students at risk while undermining parental moral and religious teachings. This paper explains why North Carolinians need to be aware of the dangers of GSAs and prepared to develop policies and laws that prevent GSAs from endangering children. November 2006.

Why Families Matter: The Need for Husbands and Wives—Fathers and Mothers
Given the current attacks on traditional family values, it is now more important than ever to understand why the family works and how it benefits the culture. This paper surveys social science research to demonstrate that marriage is an intrinsic good and the essential basis for the family, which is the fundamental building block of society. November 2005.

Strengthening Marriage: How Public Policy Can Reinforce the Foundation of Society
This paper will explore why marriage is important to society, describe the condition of marriage nationally and in North Carolina, and explain several proposals for strengthening marriage through public policy. September 2005.

Homosexual Indoctrination: How Safety Is Used to Promote Homosexuality in Schools
Homosexual advocacy groups are training teachers and students, and homosexual student clubs are forming in schools across North Carolina, where controversial topics, such as transgenderism, are being favorably presented. The majority of these efforts are taking place outside of the sex education classroom under the guise of creating “safer,” more “inclusive” schools. This paper shows how homosexual activists are using safe schools initiatives and diversity education to get into the classroom to promote dangerous messages about sex and gender, and how these efforts threaten parental authority, religious freedom and free speech. December 2004.

Domestic Partner Benefits: Chipping Away at Marriage and the Traditional Family
To put it simply, the homosexual agenda stretches far beyond its current rallying cry for same-sex marriage and tolerance in the public square. It all comes down to the definition of family. This paper discusses the tool of "domestic partnerships" in the push by homosexuals to win acceptance, legitimization and celebration of their behavior. October 2004.

Defining Marriage: What's Wrong With Letting Same-Sex Couples Marry
This paper addresses numerous fallacies in the arguments for same-sex “marriage,” and exposes many reasons why homosexual sex is harmful, unhealthy, and extremely high-risk behavior. It also reveals why same-sex relationships are inherently unstable and not suitable for marriage. Accordingly, those who genuinely seek the best for their fellow citizens and the stability of our society will be compelled to promote healthy and stable marriages and to reject the affirmation of same-sex relationships. May 2004.

Supreme Judicial Activism: Analyzing the Supreme Court's "Lawrence" Ruling
All laws, regardless of what the Court may state, have moral underpinnings. To say that laws do not (or should not) impose a moral code is nonsensical—laws by nature are a moral code. The legislative process is also the appropriate venue to establish the guidelines for the health, safety, and welfare of the community. It has been firmly established that the act of sodomy causes serious health risks. In Lawrence, the Court made law rather than interpreting the law, and the Court stripped from the people the power to govern themselves. December 2003.

The Essence of Marriage: Why It Is Only the Union of a Man and a Woman
This paper discusses the meaning and purpose of marriage, and why the union of a man and a woman is central to this purpose and best for society. It also looks at how changing the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples would weaken the institution of marriage, and what can be done to protect marriage. November 2003.

Intolerant Tolerance: The Weapon of Moral Relativism
In today's culture the traditional understanding of tolerance has been redefined such that the advocates of a new morality are shutting out those who support traditional family values. The "new tolerance" is not simply a philosophical abstract that is being postulated in the halls of academic institutions, it is the worldview being pushed on society. This paper examines the "new tolerance" and how it is affecting families, schools and public policy. December 2002.

Should Homosexuals Adopt?: Why adoption is not a homosexual "rights" issue
The movement to legitimize the homisexual lifestyle goes far beyond the push to get "same-sex marriage" legalized. Members of the homosexual community are fighting for more than just special classifications under the law—they are fighting to redefine the very meaning of family. The "right" to adopt should not be dirven by a desire to advance an agenda or to satisfy someone's personal desires to parent. Instead, the decision must be based on a careful determination of what is in the best interest of the child—which is to grow up in a home with a married mother and father. August 2001.

Special Rights for Homosexuals: Why sexual orientation should not be a protected class
Granting homosexuals special rights sends a strong message to society. It says that people who make this lifestyle choice deserve the same legal status and protection as someone who is born black or female or handicapped. By taking the focus off of immoral behavior and making homosexuals victims, gay rights groups engender more support for their lifestyle. For this reason alone, it is vitally important that pro-family citizens understand the danger of granting homosexuals special rights. July 1999

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