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A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
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. A Queer Thing Happened to ...more
Hardcover, 691 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by EqualTime Books (first published March 1st 2010)
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Aug 09, 2011 Bradley rated it did not like it
Shelves: epic-fail
Don't be fooled by the reviews and the pretty packaging. This is hate speech wrapped up in the guise of trying to understanding the LGBT community.
Mike Reynolds
Aug 12, 2016 Mike Reynolds rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marriage, apologetics
A stunningly broad, clear, and loving apologetic for traditional marriage. It successfully proves that there is a gay agenda and then highlights the fractured inconsistent argumentation (and perversion) of the gay agenda. It disarms the genetic argument, animal kingdom argument, "love is love" argument, etc. while remaining compassionate and level headed. Citing all of his sources thoroughly Dr. Brown maintains transparency and honesty. I would recommend this to every pastor who wants to address ...more
Adam T Calvert
Mar 21, 2012 Adam T Calvert rated it it was ok
Shelves: politics
It is a book like this that makes me re-evaluate my rating system. Do you rate books on content or presentation? I'm sure it's always based on both. But regarding content, is it on whether you "like" the content or whether you agree with the author's evaluation of the content? And how do you rate presentation? Is it whether or not you enjoyed the presentation or whether it was a valid form of presentation? ... I still don't know. But I do know that on many accounts I did not enjoy reading this ...more
Jeremy Hatfield
Oct 23, 2012 Jeremy Hatfield rated it really liked it

An extremely informative volume on the lesser-known less-than-pleasant aspects of the queer movement. That term was aptly chosen because it deals with much more than homosexuality; it is a veritable chaos of gender confusion leading to emotional, physical, and spiritual suffering. And Dr. Brown thoroughly discusses, without malice, its history, and its reach into our culture (media, legal, academia, and religion).
Jul 18, 2011 Ben rated it it was amazing
Dr. Michael Brown leaves no stone unturned in this extremely through and gentle book. With nearly 700 pages and over 100 citations per chapter, Dr. Brown presents the history and trajectory of the homosexual movement with a level of scholarship seldom seen in books like this. Writing from a Christian perspective, the author confronts those who identify as homosexuals and those who claim Christ as their savior. As he says in the book, both are guilty of misrepresentation and name calling. ...more
May 10, 2012 Jesse rated it it was amazing
A robust and exceptionally well researched book, detailing the history of the homosexual movement in America. Dr. Michael Brown keeps a gracious and level head throughout the book, letting the proponents of this movement speak for themselves. He confronts stereotypes and caricatures (on both sides of the debate) with page after page of citations, challenging and demanding consistency, intellectual honesty and civility. Anyone who desires to fairly interact with this issue must read this book. ...more
Feb 23, 2014 Suzanne marked it as to-read
I borrowed this book from a friend who said it was a logical defense for limiting the definition of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, so I was intrigued, as I had never heard a logical defense of that position.

And I still haven't.

So far, my impression is not so great. He has read a lot on the subject, but the way he reports his findings on the sources that disagree with his position, it's clear that he didn't go into it with an open mind. In fact, it seems he went into it wi
James Coats
Jun 24, 2011 James Coats rated it it was amazing
An important, (though at times difficult) to read, book.
Oct 26, 2016 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Well researched and documented. Truth spoken in love!
Thomas Berber
Aug 21, 2012 Thomas Berber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
Great book which deals fairly with the matter at hand by quoting extensively, in context from the pro-homosexual side and giving real life examples of how our (western) culture has gone awry and also how the visible church has failed to speak the truth in love. Every Christian and so-called "gay Christian" should read this volume.
I hope Michael Brown takes Dr. James White's suggestion into consideration about making this a open book in progress, adding new chapters as things keep developing.
Apr 29, 2016 Alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: apologetics
Brown says, "It is the purpose of this book to see how we got this point in history, to examine some of the main lines of pro-gay thought, to consider the impact of gay activism on our society, and to ask the question: Where is the current trajectory taking us?"

To be frank, he does exactly that. In gratuitous detail, he describes the history of the Gay Rights movement, explains the main lines of pro-gay thought, considers (albeit briefly) the impact gay activism has on our society and continuall
Brandon Zaffini
Jun 27, 2012 Brandon Zaffini rated it liked it
Well-documented, well researched book. My problem with this book was with its identity. Was the book targeted toward homosexuals? If so, then it failed miserably. Was it meant for liberal Christians? Again, if so, its probable effect was negative. The author, Michael Brown, seems to have a good heart, and he did not come off as full of hate--to me. To others who are determined to see animosity, they will most assuredly "find" it. Having said that, this book is great for conservative Christians, ...more
Anita F Napier
Jul 01, 2014 Anita F Napier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brown lays out how the homosexual society first changed psychology, then the media, the court system and laws, and its attack on those that do not sanction their beliefs, etc. He has the history, the documentation, and the guts to lay it out for all to see. Brown shows the truth and hypocrisy on both sides and then encourages you to seek the truth.
Joshua Foote
Homosexual agenda

I know reading something like this book will make me seem like a hateful person but the gay agenda which is rolled out incremental stages takes away everyone's freedom and the gays are given "special rights" I'm not saying all gay people are in this but it is going on with a small boisterous minority
Jesse Blevins
Mar 13, 2015 Jesse Blevins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book.

This is a great book written with both love for truth and compassion for those that may struggle with their sexuality. Dr. Brown provides many firsthand examples of how not respecting God's guidelines for sex destroy both individual lives and also eat away at norms needed for a society to flourish.
Feb 15, 2016 Jane rated it did not like it
Borrowed from the library thinking it was an impartial look at the way times have changed for the better with more tolerance backed by laws to protect rights.
Realized my error a few pages in skimmed until I couldn't take any more and deleted it from my reader.
This was written by a direct descendant of Chicken Little.
Alexis Benitez
May 01, 2015 Alexis Benitez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Truly without words. I'm gay and In desperate need of Jesus. This book gave me the direction I needed. In me no matter the uncontrollable desire to be gay, exist an even greater desire to be in Christ.
Dave Licklider
Jul 14, 2015 Dave Licklider rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could only read a little at a time because it was somewhat depressing but very informative. DR. Brown thoroughly researched and maybe used too much proof--if that's possible. I look forward to his next book on the subject that focuses on what Christians can do concerning this divisive issue.
Jeff Mcdonald
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Jun 22, 2016 Marlobo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the paper shredder
Shelves: w-never-4wtf
Another of that ignorant and bigoted discourses by chickened people with God's complex...
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Michael L. Brown (born March 16, 1955) is a Messianic Jewish Old Testament scholar, professor, activist, itinerant speaker, and author who has preached in numerous countries and written twenty books. He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries. His writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was married to Nancy Gurian on March 14, 1976 and they have two daughters, ...more
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“This much is sure: Despite the fact that the “homosexual community” is as diverse as the “heterosexual community,” there is vast agreement among homosexuals that there is no such thing as a gay agenda. In fact, such terminology is to be studiously avoided, as noted by GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in its informational posting “Offensive Terminology to Avoid”: OFFENSIVE: “gay agenda” or “homosexual agenda” PREFERRED: “lesbian and gay civil rights movement” or “lesbian and gay movement” 0 likes
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