A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been (Hardcover)
By Michael L. Brown
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. Forty years ago, the word “queer” was considered to be an extremely insulting, ugly slur. Today, we have books like "Queering Elementary Education" and "The Queer Bible Commentary," while "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" was a cable TV sensation and even schoolchildren are learning the meaning of “Gender Queer.” Forty years ago, people were fired from their jobs for being gay. Today, college professors have been fired for taking issue with same-sex practice, counselors have been dismissed for refusing to affirm gay and lesbian relationships and even pastors have been arrested for saying that homosexual behavior is sinful.
"A Queer Thing Happened to America" chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last 40 years, literally, from Stonewall Inn to the White House, 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 – from nursery school to college, from the pulpit to Hollywood and from science to semantics – also analyzing the foundational arguments of the gay civil rights movement and exposing the extreme intolerance of those calling for tolerance. 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.
"Dr. Brown has written the most important book on what I have come to believe is the top social issue and among the most important spiritual issues of our time." - Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group
"'A Queer Thing happened to America' is a very, very important book. It is no exaggeration to say it should be required reading for everyone who cares about the future of their family and of our civilization." - J. Davies, Anglican Mainstream
"All in all, this book is a devastating rebuttal of the homosexualist agenda. . . . It is one long volume allowing the other side to speak for itself, condemning itself in the process."
- Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch
About the Author
Michael L. Brown holds a Ph.D. from New York University in Near Eastern languages and literatures. He is recognized as one of the leading Messianic Jewish scholars in the world today. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show "The Line of Fire" and the author of more than 20 books. He is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion and other scholarly publications.
- Hardcover: 691 pages
- Publisher: EqualTime Books (March 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615406092
- ISBN-13: 978-0615406091
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
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