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The Gay Manifesto was first published in Gay Community News, February 15-21, 1987 by Michael Swift. It is even on the congressional records in the United States Congress. You should know what it says. Whenever people express their views against sodomy/homosexuality, they are charged with homophobia (fear of sodomites) and hate. However, liberty of conscience and freedom of expression of people must not be sacrificed at the altar of the gay agenda. Read the gay manifesto below and learn the shocking facts:

“We shall sodomise your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theatre bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.

Women, you cry for freedom. You say you are no longer satisfied with men; they make you unhappy. We, connoisseurs of the masculine face, the masculine physique, shall take your men from you then. We will amuse them; we will instruct them; we will embrace them when they weep. Women, you say you wish to live with each other instead of with men. Then go and be with each other. We shall give your men pleasures they have never known because we are foremost men too, and only one man knows how to truly please another man; only one man can understand the depth and feeling, the mind and body of another man.

All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men.

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All homosexuals must stand together as brothers; we must be united artistically, philosophically, socially, politically and financially. We will triumph only when we present a common face to the vicious heterosexual enemy.

If you dare to cry faggot, fairy, queer, at us, we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies.

We shall write poems of the love between men; we shall stage plays in which man openly caresses man; we shall make films about the love between heroic men which will replace the cheap, superficial, sentimental, insipid, juvenile, heterosexual infatuations presently dominating your cinema screens. We shall sculpt statues of beautiful young men, of bold athletes which will be placed in your parks, your squares, your plazas. The museums of the world will be filled only with paintings of graceful, naked lads.

Our writers and artists will make love between men fashionable and de rigueur, and we will succeed because we are adept at setting styles. We will eliminate heterosexual liaisons through usage of the devices of wit and ridicule, devices which we are skilled in employing.

We will unmask the powerful homosexuals who masquerade as heterosexuals. You will be shocked and frightened when you find that your presidents and their sons, your industrialists, your senators, your mayors, your generals, your athletes, your film stars, your television personalities, your civic leaders, your priests are not the safe, familiar, bourgeois, heterosexual figures you assumed them to be. We are everywhere; we have infiltrated your ranks. Be careful when you speak of homosexuals because we are always among you; we may be sitting across the desk from you; we may be sleeping in the same bed with you.

There will be no compromises. We are not middle-class weaklings. Highly intelligent, we are the natural aristocrats of the human race, and steely-minded aristocrats never settle for less. Those who oppose us will be exiled.

We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.

The family unit-spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence — will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants.

All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated. Since we are alienated from middle-class heterosexual conventions, we are free to live our lives according to the dictates of the pure imagination. For us too much is not enough.

The exquisite society to emerge will be governed by an elite comprised of gay poets. One of the major requirements for a position of power in the new society of homoeroticism will be indulgence in the Greek passion. Any man contaminated with heterosexual lust will be automatically barred from a position of influence. All males who insist on remaining stupidly heterosexual will be tried in homosexual courts of justice and will become invisible men.

We shall rewrite history, history filled and debased with your heterosexual lies and distortions. We shall portray the homosexuality of the great leaders and thinkers who have shaped the world. We will demonstrate that homosexuality and intelligence and imagination are inextricably linked, and that homosexuality is a requirement for true nobility, true beauty in a man.

We shall be victorious because we are fueled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.

Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks”.

Some have tried to argue that it is just satire (joke) but there is nothing funny about those threats. Furthermore, a lot of what was promised has been fulfilled. One only has to take a good look at the gay agenda in the world (laws, sports and other organizations, churches, governments, etc.). Consider also the NAMBLA- North American Man- Boy Love Association- whose aim is to get the US government to lower the age of consent for sex to 14 so that adult sodomite men can have sex with young boys. It is not hate or fear to point out these facts. Again, what a sodomite wishes to do with his body is his business. However, when he appeals to our laws to try to enforce his behaviour on us, to get us to accept it as normal and natural, I speak up! When he/she calls for hate speech laws to wrongly classify my speech as “hate”, I protest! Read the gay manifesto above and see real hate and intolerance for those of us in society who reject sodomy. As a Christian I reserve the right to my liberty of conscience and this includes freedom to preach and teach the gospel of Christ which says that sodomy as many other sins is wrong, an abomination. It also shows that God destroyed the cities of the plain, including Sodom and Gomorrah for such wrongs and that he will destroy again for such reasons.

Anesia O. Baptiste

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14 replies on “Liberties under threat by the gay agenda”

  1. C. ben-David says:

    You are so out of touch and out of tune. The gay activists and their countless straight supporters won this battle long ago. Mark my words, the courts will soon rule that SVG must allow gay marriage on human rights grounds, regardless of what your Christian bIble, a book fulll of myths, fables, legends, historical inaccuracies, and yes, prejudice, says. If you are a true Christian, you will love the sinner, turn the other cheek, pluck out your eye and cast it from you, and other nice things.

  2. Teacherfang says:

    I truly believe that Jesus of Nazareth was not a straight man and there are plenty of facts to prove it. That’s right, the man who died for your sins may very well have been a homosexual.

    The son of God, a man that had the power to surround himself with hundreds of women choose 12 men to hang out with. 12 MALE Apostles.

    These 12 men all went by their full names. Nathaniel, Phillip, Andrew, Mathew, Thomas and so on. This is something that gay men are notorious for. If Judas was into vagina he would have gone by Jud. Mathew would have been Matt and Thomas would have been Tom.

    His first miracle of turning water into wine. Please, wine?! A straight male would have made that shit a Bud Light and called it a day. But Jesus had class and taste, he converted that H2O into Sauvignon Blanc Jerusalem Valley 26 AD. Poof!

    History states that he was a “craftsman” until the age of 30. Some say that this translates into a carpenter. But for the sake of my theory I am saying that a “craftsman” was really an interior designer.

    He was 30 and not married and in those days people probably got married at 15.

    He preached the importance of charity and loving one another. Powerful straight men start wars and pay for sex while their wives are at home with the kids.

    Jesus had the power to do anything that he wanted. If this man were a heterosexual male, the wrecker of everything scared he would have created a machine gun or the stock market. But the son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, used his heavenly power to heal the sick and give vision to the blind.


  3. Watching Hard says:

    This bit of propaganda by Ms. Baptiste, sad to say, comes straight from the playbook of the American religious fundamentalists who have helped to make the lives of innocent gay people in Uganda a living hell. So it would appear that they have now turned their sights on SVG where they can find a willing collaborator here and there. The names are well known. Guys like Bradlee Dean and Scott Lively. And in case Vincentians didnt know, after Scott lively took his vitriol to Uganda, the powers that be over there decided that it would be appropriate to institute the death penalty for persons accused of engaging in ame sex relations. Thank God the weight of world opinion prevented that from becoming a reality.

    This is the kind of speech that serves to demonise a vulnerable unprotected group for whom no one is willing to stand up for. If there was some measure of honesty or integrity about this article then at least it would be a fair fight but Ms. Baptiste does not seem to be able to present this honestly. She quotes a so called manifesto and conveniently leaves out the preface which says what the so called manifesto is all about. The preface states:

    “This essay is an outre, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy an eruption of inner rage, how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.”

    Why is it necessary to leave out this part of the so called manifesto? But even if this so called manifesto wasn’t merely a flight of fantasy for a disgruntled gay person, how the heck does one gay person in America speak for all or most gay people everywhere? Is this article well thought out at all? I have no choice but to conclude that this aritcle is driven purely by malice. To quote from the Bible which persons like the writer loves to use as a bully stick against vulnerable minorities: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” And to quote Albert Einstein “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” The writer sees herself as a champion of rights and liberties then goes on to abuse her right to free speech by making dangerous misrepresentations about gay people.

    What is special cause for concern about this article is that the writer goes on to conflate pedophilia with homosexuality. Ms. Baptiste, the largest proportion of pedophiles are straight people. Look in your own community and see how many grown men are taking advantage
    of underage girls. I am sure too that you would find grown women taking advantage of underage boys. Pedophilia is not the preserve of gay people. Stop the dishonesty. No one would take you seriously. And to think you aspire to be a leader of our country. God help us.

    The writer says in the hysterical title of the article that liberties are under threat. I’m still trying to discern which liberties exactly are under threat and what is the nature of threat. Maybe the writer should explain it to me like I am a five year old.

    All I will say to my fellow Vincentians is don’t take what supposed leaders tell you as gospel. Go out and discover the truth for yourselves. Go, read, research, listen, to all sides. Don’t sit like an empty vessel waiting to be filled by the likes of the article writer. To be empowered you must seek knowledge.

  4. Hugh Bowman says:

    I was born in SVG to a very respectable, and very Catholic family. I am married for almost 46 years to the same wife and attend our church regularly. We have two sons we are proud of and when I read this article I was apalled at how low you have stooped.

    When writing such please print the whole article and not what you wish to spew.

    LGBT History 1987: The Gay Revolutionary (aka The Gay Manifesto) by Michael Swift

    The introduction to the article, which you left out, states that this is satire. Your warped mind only sees what it wants to see and not the truth about the LBGT community.

    Below is the introduction which you did not publish.

    “This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.”

  5. “Liberties under threat”!? The only person whose liberty is under threat by the so called gay alliance is Anesia Baptiste. In my opinion she has no opinion…read someone else’s opinion. Sodomite Agenda my foot! I see Anesia Baptiste the budding politician and leader of the DRP as ridiculously alarmist, and too religious for my taste. No vote from me! On the other hand, section ### of SVG”s constitution is clear on these matters so why bother? Go check it for yourself! Vincentians are not stupid people. Why bother to reprint all that garbage.
    In my opinion, 99.9% of all Christians are totally confused. Because, .99.9% of the Bible is erroneous! And so is Anesia. (God is a white man with a long white beard, sitting on a throne in a place called heaven….and all the mostly white angels standing around. I saw that on Discovery channel! My eight year old was watching it with me, she saw it too. It is still showing. There’s also one with “white” Jesus that plays ever so often. And the Devil is a black man …well not quite black, but almost black). Our KJV version of the Holy Bible has pictures of Satan and God in color.
    Religion in general and religion in particular are total confusion.

  6. Teacherfang says:

    Once upon a time, I was a staunch defender of Ms Anesia Baptiste. I liked her passion and her fierce independence. I even went as far as to suggest that Ms Baptiste could possibly one day, be the first female Prime Minister of SVG; so enamored I was with this young lady’s ambition and vision in transforming the political landscape of SVG for the better.

    When folks told me Ms Baptiste is a religious fanatic, cut from the same cloth of the Taliban; I vehemently rejected such talk as partisan mudslinging and character assassination. But it was the circumstances surrounded her dismissal from the NDP and her utterances in the aftermath; that really had me second guessing myself about the true nature of Ms Baptiste. And now add this drivel to the mix and a picture emerges of someone not guided by intellect or common sense but by religious persuasion. I may have been blinded by the soaring rhetoric and blistering criticism of the Gonsalves Administration. “Oh, I say and I say it again, [TeacherFang], ya been had!
    Ya been took!
    Ya been hoodwinked!
    Led astray!
    Run amok!”

    It is a truly sad day, when you see an intelligent individual such as Ms Baptiste, just abandon their intellect for religious fanaticism and fear mongering, as clearly demonstrated here in this article. One can reasonably make the case that Ms Baptiste is no different from those jokers in the US from the Westboro baptist church, who make it their business to picket and harass mourners at funerals; if they believe the deceased or a family member is gay…this is the absurdity of these people. One can reasonably make the case that Ms Baptiste is no different from the fraud, that is, Pat Robertson(700 club), who if he had his way, would stone gays to death. One can reasonably make the case that the Ugandan Government will certainly welcome Ms Baptiste with open arms, as she subscribe to the same asinine agenda as they do, that is, the eradication of all gays. One can reasonably conclude that Ms Baptiste is a religious zealot, who will feel at home in a Taliban community.

    It is with great sadness, that I have now come to the sobering conclusion, belatedly some will say; that Ms Anesia Baptiste is a lost cause to the future development of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. And so I bid my beloved farewell and hope one day, you will come to your senses and see the error of your ways.

  7. Peter Binose says:

    I am just about to submit a counter letter to Kenton for him hopefully to publish regarding Mrs Baptiste-Richardson’s letter.

  8. Lol SVG just seem to breed nutjobs. From Ralph to Mrs Baptiste, from one nut to the next. I would say that I do not support gay people, I don’t even try to understand what they do but you don’t have to hate people. I have ask this before and I will ask it again, what is up with Nutjobs in SVG running for office? Let Mrs Baptiste become prime minister and we would be in for worst than hurricane Ralph, the girl just doesn’t tolerate anything. Heck she might even shut down TV and Radio stations on the Sabat. Lol sometimes I just have to laugh, I hope she never gets into office, because she is dangerous.

    SVG why do you all like Nutjobs? just because a person like to talk or because they are arrogant it does not mean that they were meant to be leaders of anyone.

  9. Am thoroughly disgusted and appalled at what am reading in these comments. Are these educated adults writing such garbage. No wonder the youths are as they are today. May God have mercy on the future generation, Its sad really sad.

  10. Kalik Crick says:

    When I hear people say that the Bible condone homosexuality, then I must ask, are you talking about the Old Testament or the New? Because if I am not mistaken Christians should follow the New. The last time I checked, it was the Old Testament said that if you disobey your parents, you should be put to death.

    That no man should be in the same room with another woman, if she’s seeing her period.

    Eating shell fish is considered unclean.

    ……There is no where in the New Testament where it preaches about disliking someone based on their lifestyles.. because if it was that way, how come we don’t hate people who commit adultery etc.

  11. Mourine ramjeet says:

    Does anyone care to comment on the testimony given recently by the doctor from Jamaica in the High Court in Belize? Judgement was reserved, not sure if the verdict is already out.

  12. Lyf compton says:

    For anyone who think that “This essay is an outre, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy an eruption of inner rage, how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor”, please rethink as a lot of things promised have already been fulfilled. Growing up we were taught that certain things were wrong, fornication, adultery, theft, murder, wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony and yes homosexuality. Now mankind for whatever reason is seeking to scratch only one of these off the list. well you can scratch it off but you cant make me like it so all those who want to condemn Baptiste that’s your business, I salute her bravery. Look what the debate came down to, “I truly believe that Jesus of Nazareth was not a straight man and there are plenty of facts to prove it. That’s right, the man who died for your sins may very well have been a homosexual”. I don’t see nobody condemning that. I think that the world was created and we were suppose to be a man to a woman. That’s just my opinion.

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