Attack 1: You’re intolerant–you reject me just because I’m different from you.
Reply: Let’s be honest with each other. We both know you’re the one who rejects what is different from yourself. You reject the challenge of the other sex.
Attack 2: I have a committed gay relationship.
Reply: The committed gay relationship is a myth. Research shows that homosexuals with partners don’t stop cruising, they just cruise less.
Attack 3: You’re demeaning my dignity.
Reply: I respect your dignity as a human being, but when you practice acts you’d be ashamed for heterosexuals to know about, you demean your own dignity.
Attack 4: There’s nothing wrong with gay love.
Reply: Tell me what’s loving about sex acts that cause bleeding, choking, disease, and pain. You might start by explaining the meaning of the medical term Gay Bowel Syndrome, or how people get herpes lesions on their tonsils.
Attack 5: By what right do you tell me whom to love?
Reply: I’m not telling you whom to love; I’m telling you that there is nothing loving about mutual self-destruction.
Attack 6: You’re demeaning my love for my partner.
Reply: I respect friendship wherever I find it, but sex doesn’t make every friendship better. It distorts the friendship of two men, just as it distorts the friendship of a father with his daughter.
Attack 7: Gay is just as natural for some people as straight is for other people.
Reply: Homosexual union is a kind of narcissism. You are trying to unite with yourself in a mirror.
Attack 8: You hate people like me.
Reply: You seem to think that love for you requires not telling you the truth. I think love for you requires telling you the truth.
Attack 9: Attitudes like yours killed Matthew Shepard.
Reply: I deplore the violence that killed Matthew Shepard, and I mourn the perversion that caused him to be sexually attracted to strange violent men.
Attack 10: When are you going to stop hating me?
Reply: Of course I don’t hate you, but a pretty good case could be made that you hate yourself. Perhaps you could tell me why sadomasochistic violence is so highly celebrated in gay culture.
Attack 11: How dare you oppose hate crimes legislation?
Reply: Murder and beating are already illegal. It’s hard to see how murdering for hate is worse than murdering for fun or for greed.
Attack 12: I believe in equal treatment for every sexual orientation.
Reply: I thought you might, but sexual lust for kids, sexual lust for the dead, and sexual lust for animals are sexual orientations too. The North American Man-Boy Love Association has been marching in gay pride parades for years.
Attack 13: I can’t see why marriage should be restricted to a man and a woman, not two men or two women.
Reply: Then where do you stop? How about a man and two women? Or a woman and two men? Or a man and a boy?
Attack 14: It’s wrong to discriminate according to sexual orientation in employment.
Reply: It all depends on the job. If employment discrimination means not letting sodomy advocates near kids, you bet I’ll discriminate. I think people should be left to make these decisions for themselves, don’t you?
—J. Budziseweski, “Advancing A Heterosexual Public Ethic With Grace, Wit, And Natural Law”