Anti-Gay “Truth Academy” curriculum released

AFTAH's LaBarbera speaks

Peter LaBarbera’s Americans for Truth about Homosexuality is preparing to teach teens how gays are trying to destroy America. The schedule is now available.

Recently, we told you about AFTAH’s planned “Truth Academy” near Chicago. This event is only open to attendees who come with references proving that they support AFTAH’s anti-gay agenda.

We wrote to Peter LaBarbera and expressed our understanding that he likely did not have the resources to provide security and did not want disruptive people in attendance. We asked if one of us or a representative could attend, and participate only at the level LaBarbera deemed appropriate.

He responded, explaining that he would have to run the idea past his advisory board. The only further reply received was from one of his board members to Peter, recommending that Peter “blow them off” this year and let the event grow, perhaps including the press in the future.

LaBarbera’s closed door to the press and to anyone not able to prove that they, as required, “share AFTAH’s belief that homosexuality is immoral and that the GLBT movement is destructive to America and a direct threat to our religious freedom” has brought criticism and the assumption that this “Truth Academy” will more likely be a three-day gay-bashing session which LaBarbera does not want public.

The recently released curriculum suggests that this may well be the case.

Truth Academy Instructors:

* Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel ; Board Member, AFTAH
* Cliff Kincaid, America’s Survival; Accuracy in Media
* Prof. Robert Gagnon, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, author, The Bible and Homosexual Practice
* Arthur Goldberg, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH), author, Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change
* Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute
* Robert Knight, Coral Ridge Ministries; author, Radical Rulers: The White House Elites Who Are Pushing America Towards Socialism, keynote presenter
* Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
* Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University School of Law
* Greg Quinlan, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX); Pro-Family Network
* Ryan Sorba, Young Conservatives of California

THURSDAY

Welcoming Remarks, Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality: “From gay pride to gay tyranny”

10:10 – 11:10 – Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University School of Law: “History of modern ‘gay’ activism and the courts”

11:20-12:20 – Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel; Board Member, AFTAH: “Masculine Christianity: a non-defensive approach to the Culture War over homosexuality”

1:20-2:20 – Ryan Sorba, Young Conservatives of California: “The ‘born gay hoax”

2:30 – 3:30 – Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute: “Using reason and logic in answering pro-homosexuality arguments”

3:40-4:40 – Arthur Goldberg, JONAH (Jews Offering Healthy Alternatives to Homosexuality), author, Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change: “Can gays change? Is gay parenting good for kids? Presenting the research on homosexuality”

4:50-6:00 – PANEL DISCUSSION and Q & A:

Theme: “Can the effort to ‘mainstream’ homosexuality in American culture be stopped?”

Panelists: Rena Lindevaldsen, Matt Barber, Laurie Higgins, Ryan Sorba, Arthur Goldberg, and Greg Quinlan, Cliff Kincaid; Moderator: Peter LaBarbera

7:45 – 9:15 – Greg Quinlan, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX); Pro-Family Network: “An Ex-Gay Christian Discusses Love, Truth and Homosexuality”

FRIDAY

9:00 – 10:00 – Prof. Robert Gagnon, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: “From abomination to ‘gay’: answering ‘queer theology’ — Old Testament”

10:10 – 11:10 – Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University School of Law: “The zero-sum game: homosexuality-based ‘rights’ vs. religious and First Amendment freedoms”

11:20-12:20 – Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute: “Corrupting children, politicizing schools: the homosexual youth agenda”

1:20-2:20 – Arthur Goldberg, JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality: “The gender confusion agenda: ‘transgender rights’”

2:30 – 3:30 – Cliff Kincaid, America’s Survival, Accuracy in Media: “The battle over blood: ‘gay’ health risks and public policy”

3:40-4:40 – Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty U. School of Law: “The legal strategy to stop homosexual ‘marriage’: triumphs and pitfalls”

5:00-6:00 – PANEL DISCUSSION and Q & A:

Theme: “Returning the debate to behavior – getting off the ‘GLBT’ playing field”

Panelists: Rena Lindevaldsen, Matt Barber, Laurie Higgins, Ryan Sorba, Arthur Goldberg, Cliff Kincaid, Robert Knight, Robert Gagnon, Gregg Quinlan; Moderator: Peter LaBarbera

7:45 – 9:15 – Robert Knight, Coral Ridge Ministries; author, Radical Rulers: The White House Elites Who Are Pushing America Towards Socialism: “From destroying DOMA to homosexualizing the military: Obama’s radical homosexual/transsexual agenda for America”

SATURDAY

9:00 – 10:00 – Prof. Robert Gagnon, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: “’Jesus Never Said Anything about Homosexuality’”; Answering ‘Queer Theology’ — New Testament”

10:10 – 11:10 – Robert Knight, Coral Ridge Ministries: “Destructive legacy: Alfred Kinsey and the (Homo)Sexual Revolution”

11:20-12:20 – Greg Quinlan, PFOX, Pro-Family Network: “The big, pink plan for a lavender culture”/”How to lobby effectively”

1:20-2:20 – Cliff Kincaid, America’s Survival; Accuracy in Media: “Combating pro-homosexual media bias, confronting pro-gay ‘conservatives’”

2:30-3:40 – Prof. Robert Gagnon, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: “Agreeing with God: a truly biblical approach toward ‘out and proud’ homosexuality”

3:50-4:50 – Ryan Sorba, Young Conservatives of California: “Confronting the zeitgeist: new strategies to turn around younger Americans on ‘gay rights’”

5:00-6:00 – Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel, AFTAH Board Member: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Bleed: stopping Obama’s campaign to homosexualize the U.S. military”

6:00-6:20 – Closing remarks, Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth

These session titles do not indicate a focus on “helping” homosexuals. Instead, nearly every session is geared toward teaching teens that homosexuals are trying to destroy their Christian way of life, or training teens to lead a cultural war against homosexuals. The Truth Academy’s apparent goal is to push gays out of all segments of society and ensure their continued second-class-citizen status.

Please be aware that some Internet filters categorize AFTAH’s site as a hate site; you may not be able to access it from some computers.

15 Responses to Anti-Gay “Truth Academy” curriculum released

  1. All of this based on one bible verse from over 2,000 years ago from a small collection of tribes who thought people with "visions" (hallucinations) could provide all the answers they needed. We have better information now.

  2. This is absolutely disgusting. All men are created equal. And that includes homosexuals! I wish people like this would open their minds and stop all the hate. Just because you don't agree with it, doesn't make it wrong.

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  7. I would at least respect your viewpoint if you could articulate it without slandering the other side. And the comments posted above are sadly made out of the type of ingorance you so easily accuse us of propagating. One verse? Really? Have you ever took the time to read the Bible? You'd find you are mistaken. But let's take YOUR argument and run with it shall we? How many verses in the Bible condemn rape? Spousal abuse? Sex between humans and animals? Sex with dead people? Sex between family members? Etc. Do you REALLY need numerous verses condemning such acts? And by the way, what makes sodomy acceptable in your eyes and yet necrophilia as immoral? You speak of equality? Should a bisexual be able to marry ten men and three women or are you willing to discriminate against them? Remember you believe in equality so why not allow people to marry their cat or themselves since so many people nowadays are really only in love with themselves! It's all about "me" don't you know. It's what makes ME happy that's important to the postmodern progressive secularists anyway.

    • On the contrary the bible endorses rape (Judges 21:10, Numbers 31:7, Deuteronomy 20:10-14), spousal abuse (Deuteronomy 22:20-21), incest (Genesis 20:12-13, Genesis 11:26-29, II Kings 13:14), polygamy (Exodus 21:10, Deuteronomy 21:15-16), Slavery (Leviticus 25:44-46, Exodus 21:20-21, Luke 12:46-47) I would've gone further to describe the endorsed acts of bestiality but I was starting to get slightly sick of the bigotry. I'm, not going to go into why I think some 'sodomy' is acceptable and others aren't because I think it's besides the point when YOU'RE taking YOUR morals and ascribing them to a book that seems to endorse what you say it comdemns. I'll leave you with a quote from yourself. ''Have you ever took the time to read the Bible?''

  8. I would not allow homosexuals or their activists into a meeting designed to protect people from them. As we see by the article and the comments following the article, the people active in persuing the homosexual agenda do not care if they tell the truth. Look at the guy who posted above that made the erroneous claim about the Bible. There are many verses, Old and New Testament that condemn homosexuality. I don't know why they bring the Bible up though. They're not living by the Bible in the first place. Have you seen any of the parades? No one wants to talk about the over-the-top promiscuity among the homosexual population. They always drag out some couple who have been together 20 years as an example. Believe me, that's not the norm. Here's the truth about homosexuality. Men have let themselves be given over to sin. It started with sin and it grew greater in their lives until they were convinced they were born that way. Of course, that doesn't explain why so many start experimenting with homosexuality after getting into porn first or by starting with some other kind of sinful behavior. Sin begets sin.

    • There are many verses, Old and New Testament that condemn homosexuality.

      I can recall offhand fewer than half a dozen. Please list the "many". I can also recall a number of other prohibitions which are ignored by modern Christians. Why do you eat pork and shellfish, for example?

  9. Many of the homosexuals simply didn't have a good male role in their lives. They don't know what being a man is all about or they crave male companionship because they missed a father figure. Some were abused sexually and because we are sexual beings, began to think they were homosexual because of feelings of a sexual nature that began during that time. Many homosexuals have left their familes because they chose to believe the lie that they were really homosexual. The truth in many cases is that it would have been more difficult to learn to stand up and be the man they were meant to be. It would have been more difficult to stay at home and be a father figure to your son and daughter and the husband they should have been to their wives. You can change the laws. You can close your eyes to the feminization of men and fight for rights you think are important but nothing will change the fact you were created by God and that you have become an enemy of God.

  10. You are making a mockery of your own self. Go ahead. Convince the world. Validate yourself but you still won't have the peace you seek. Jesus died for your sins. If you refused to let Him lead you out of this, you will die in your sins and it won't matter a hill of beans how many laws you got passed here or if your marriages became legal because God is not subject to the laws of man. You will see you wasted your life on a lie.

    • You will see you wasted your life on a lie.

      An interesting statement, coming from a man who bases his life on an imaginary friend. Aren't you a little old for imaginary friends?

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  12. Mike, As much as the Christian bible contradicts itself (and incites hate speech, horrific acts, etc.), saying that you are right and he is wrong makes you like him in that small way- No one knows until they die what is right and wrong, there is no proof for or against, so it's better just not to believe in nothingness OR in unproven theology. That being said, I have a beef with organized religion that does not extend to individual, self-evolved beliefs. This is mainly that as religion grows, it desires to grow more, control more, consume more people. It's doctrines become more complicated and the more complicated they are, the more archaic they get as time goes on. As a believer in the soul (as an electromagnetic field with patterns that are dependant upon brain activity, and in and of itself are due to the presence of the brain), I think that those who give their souls to hate like this, or to an organized religion due to pressure are being false to themselves, and making it harder on themselves when they do die.

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