A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Forty years ago, most Americans said they didn t know anyone who was homosexual and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality Today, there s hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay character, movies like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have won Oscars, and even People magazine celebrated the marriage of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi A Queer Thing Happened toForty years ago, most Americans said they didn t know anyone who was homosexual and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality Today, there s hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay character, movies like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have won Oscars, and even People magazine celebrated the marriage of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last forty years, and addresses the question head on Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right Written in a lively and compelling style, but backed with massive research and extensive interaction with the GLBT community, this forthright and yet compassionate book looks at the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on American society This could easily be the most controversial book of the decade Read it and find out why the publishing world was afraid to touch it.
A Queer Thing Happened to America And What a Long Strange Trip It s Been Forty years ago most Americans said they didn t know anyone who was homosexual and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality Today there s hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay charact

  • Title: A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
  • Author: Michael L. Brown
  • ISBN: 9780615406091
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been”

    1. Don't be fooled by the reviews and the pretty packaging. This is hate speech wrapped up in the guise of trying to understanding the LGBT community.

    2. A stunningly broad, clear, and loving apologetic for traditional marriage. It successfully proves that there is a gay agenda and then highlights the fractured inconsistent argumentation (and perversion) of the gay agenda. It disarms the genetic argument, animal kingdom argument, "love is love" argument, etc. while remaining compassionate and level headed. Citing all of his sources thoroughly Dr. Brown maintains transparency and honesty. I would recommend this to every pastor who wants to address [...]

    3. It is a book like this that makes me re-evaluate my rating system. Do you rate books on content or presentation? I'm sure it's always based on both. But regarding content, is it on whether you "like" the content or whether you agree with the author's evaluation of the content? And how do you rate presentation? Is it whether or not you enjoyed the presentation or whether it was a valid form of presentation? I still don't know. But I do know that on many accounts I did not enjoy reading this book [...]

    4. An extremely informative volume on the lesser-known less-than-pleasant aspects of the queer movement. That term was aptly chosen because it deals with much more than homosexuality; it is a veritable chaos of gender confusion leading to emotional, physical, and spiritual suffering. And Dr. Brown thoroughly discusses, without malice, its history, and its reach into our culture (media, legal, academia, and religion).

    5. Dr. Michael Brown leaves no stone unturned in this extremely through and gentle book. With nearly 700 pages and over 100 citations per chapter, Dr. Brown presents the history and trajectory of the homosexual movement with a level of scholarship seldom seen in books like this. Writing from a Christian perspective, the author confronts those who identify as homosexuals and those who claim Christ as their savior. As he says in the book, both are guilty of misrepresentation and name calling. Standin [...]

    6. A robust and exceptionally well researched book, detailing the history of the homosexual movement in America. Dr. Michael Brown keeps a gracious and level head throughout the book, letting the proponents of this movement speak for themselves. He confronts stereotypes and caricatures (on both sides of the debate) with page after page of citations, challenging and demanding consistency, intellectual honesty and civility. Anyone who desires to fairly interact with this issue must read this book. Le [...]

    7. Great book which deals fairly with the matter at hand by quoting extensively, in context from the pro-homosexual side and giving real life examples of how our (western) culture has gone awry and also how the visible church has failed to speak the truth in love. Every Christian and so-called "gay Christian" should read this volume.I hope Michael Brown takes Dr. James White's suggestion into consideration about making this a open book in progress, adding new chapters as things keep developing.Here [...]

    8. I borrowed this book from a friend who said it was a logical defense for limiting the definition of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, so I was intrigued, as I had never heard a logical defense of that position. And I still haven't.So far, my impression is not so great. He has read a lot on the subject, but the way he reports his findings on the sources that disagree with his position, it's clear that he didn't go into it with an open mind. In fact, it seems he went into it wi [...]

    9. Borrowed from the library thinking it was an impartial look at the way times have changed for the better with more tolerance backed by laws to protect rights.Realized my error a few pages in skimmed until I couldn't take any more and deleted it from my reader.This was written by a direct descendant of Chicken Little.

    10. WowTruly without words. I'm gay and In desperate need of Jesus. This book gave me the direction I needed. In me no matter the uncontrollable desire to be gay, exist an even greater desire to be in Christ.

    11. Brown says, "It is the purpose of this book to see how we got this point in history, to examine some of the main lines of pro-gay thought, to consider the impact of gay activism on our society, and to ask the question: Where is the current trajectory taking us?"To be frank, he does exactly that. In gratuitous detail, he describes the history of the Gay Rights movement, explains the main lines of pro-gay thought, considers (albeit briefly) the impact gay activism has on our society and continuall [...]

    12. Brown lays out how the homosexual society first changed psychology, then the media, the court system and laws, and its attack on those that do not sanction their beliefs, etc. He has the history, the documentation, and the guts to lay it out for all to see. Brown shows the truth and hypocrisy on both sides and then encourages you to seek the truth.

    13. Homosexual agendaI know reading something like this book will make me seem like a hateful person but the gay agenda which is rolled out incremental stages takes away everyone's freedom and the gays are given "special rights" I'm not saying all gay people are in this but it is going on with a small boisterous minority

    14. Great book.This is a great book written with both love for truth and compassion for those that may struggle with their sexuality. Dr. Brown provides many firsthand examples of how not respecting God's guidelines for sex destroy both individual lives and also eat away at norms needed for a society to flourish.

    15. I could only read a little at a time because it was somewhat depressing but very informative. DR. Brown thoroughly researched and maybe used too much proof--if that's possible. I look forward to his next book on the subject that focuses on what Christians can do concerning this divisive issue.

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