The homosexual agenda -- is your town next?

A DVD produced by the American Family Association warns of one town it says is "becoming the San Francisco of Arkansas."

By Gabriel Winant

Published November 20, 2008 7:50PM (EST)

If you thought the threat of subversive, depraved hedonism was contained to San Francisco, the American Family Association wants you to think again.

“They’re Coming to Your Town” is the title of a DVD the AFA is selling for suggested donations of $14.95 a pop. “They’re Coming” sounds the usual alarms, warning: “The Eureka Springs they knew is gone. It is now a national hub for homosexuals. Eureka Springs is becoming the San Francisco of Arkansas.”

The apparent cause for concern is the city council’s unanimous passage of a domestic partnership registry for gay couples. “They’ve come out of the closet,” shudders one fellow in the DVD trailer.

AFA calls the city council “homosexual controlled,” and claims that “a handful of homosexual activists infiltrated the Eureka Springs, Arkansas government,” as if gay residents of the town were an espionage cell. And the group doesn't exactly add to its credibility with the desperate-sounding sales pitch at the end of the trailer: "Learn the strategies used by gay activists, and don't let this happen to your city. This DVD is a must teaching tool. Watch, and learn, how to fight a well-organized gay agenda to take over the cities of America, one city at a time. 'If it's not happening in your town, get ready, because it is going to happen.' Show it at home, in Sunday schools, bible studies, or community groups. Purchase your copy, or a five-pack to share with others today! And spread the news -- they're coming to your town."

Of course, this is the organization that's selling this as a Christmas decoration. Hey, I guess it only looks like a burning cross.

(Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.)

Gabriel Winant

Gabriel Winant is a graduate student in American history at Yale.

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