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Halloween and the homosexual movement

Posted on 10/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT by Faith Presses On

Since Halloween, the holiday that best represents the culture of death, is coming up, I wanted to post something about this side of it. These articles argue that Halloween was made an adult holiday by the homosexual culture, which seems to be partly true. But the subjects of Satan, death, evil and the demonic were actually adult concerns to begin with. How tragic that the Satanic has been so embraced that people wear around skeletons on their clothes, and that includes little children as well. We can pray as Christians that their spiritual eyes would be opened to the evil they're embracing! I just want to add that I didn't post about this subject to attack people living a homosexual lifestyle. I used to be one of those people, and I know that we are all sinners, just not in all the same ways exactly.

Halloween: America's Gay Holiday, Irene Monroe, Huffington Post

"Back in the day Halloween, the night before All Hallows Day (All Saints Day), was linked to the ancient Celtic festival Samhain in the British Isles, meaning "summer's end." And because the celebration is associated with mystery, magic, superstition, witches and ghosts, the festivity, not surprisingly, was limited in colonial New England because of its Puritanical belief system...But today it's an LGBTQ extravaganza that rivals -- if not out-showcases -- Pride festivals."

"Nicholas Rogers, author of Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, points out that while Halloween is enjoyed by everyone, "it has been the Gay community that has most flamboyantly exploited Halloween's potential as a transgressive festival, as one that operates outside or on the margins of orthodox time, space, and hierarchy. Indeed, it is the Gay community that has been arguably most responsible for Halloween's adult rejuvenation."

"As Halloween flourishes as a gay cultural phenomenon, so, too, flourished a backlash by the fundamentalist Christians with their "Hell Houses."

"And these Christians targeted our children.

"(Believing Hell Houses are no longer up and running in 2011, I'll speak of them in the past tense.)

"Hell Houses were a contemporary form of both anti-gay bullying and witch-hunting. Created in the late 1970s by the Reverend Jerry Farwell, the deceased fundamentalist pastor, Hell Houses were religious alternatives to traditional haunted houses. They were tours given by evangelical churches across the country designed to scare and bully people away from myriad sins. And one of those sins is homosexuality."

Halloween craze started in gay culture, David Frum, CNN

"Halloween is a holiday with ancient pagan roots, but the modern extravaganza of candy, pumpkins and sexy nurse costumes is as American as the Fourth of July. Some folklorists trace Halloween to an ancient Celtic holiday in the British Isles. But until recently, the British had long forgotten the day: Two decades ago, Halloween hardly existed in the United Kingdom, never mind continental Europe or Japan.

"All that has changed in the blink of an eye. Halloween has gone global -- and Halloween's success tells us something interesting about the modern world."

"Halloween is overwhelmingly an adult holiday. This year, for example, Americans spent an estimated $800 million on costumes for children, $1 billion on costumes for adults. Where did that adult dress-up party begin?

"As best we can tell: in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood. In the 1970s, that neighborhood emerged as the heart of a new home-owning, bourgeois, coupled gay community. A local variety store had long sponsored a Halloween street festival for kids. In the 1970s, the street festival transitioned into an adult party of lavish costumed theatricality. The "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" -- a troupe of transvestite nuns -- got their start here."

Halloween: the Great Gay Holiday

"October is an important month in our Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender calendar. October is GLBT History Month, a month devoted to dis-covering and celebrating our past. On October 11, we observe "Coming Out Day", a day in which we "take the next step" in our ongoing, coming-out process. But while both GLBT History Month and Coming Out Day are of recent origin, this month’s most popular queer holiday predates recorded history and captures the essence of sex and gender variance to a much greater degree than do the activist holidays. Just open the pages of any queer paper during the first weeks of November and you will see what our communities were doing on October 31st. In the words of the Lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is "the great gay holiday."

Halloween: The gay high holy day, Dallas Voice

"Over my protests, my mother assured me that boys dressing up as girls and girls dressing up as boys would be perfectly acceptable on Halloween. So yes, I wound up going out wearing one of my mother’s dresses that night. But I didn’t stay out very long, and every time someone approached or a car passed I darted behind some bushes or dived into a ditch.

"When I returned home about an hour later I hadn’t knocked on any doors, and I had an empty Halloween bag. It was about then that I decided I had outgrown Halloween along with Santa Claus.

"I have no idea why my mother thought cross-dressing was appropriate, and I’m sure she would have been hard pressed to have backed up the argument. But it would appear that she was oddly on track.

"All I can deduce is that everyone — regardless of their perspective — realizes Halloween is a night where the unorthodox will be the norm."

From "How The Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The True And Heroic Story Of How Gay Men Shaped The Modern World," Cathy Crimmins

"Then the tide began to change. First came the many trick-or-treating food scares, which started to force Halloween off the streets and into homes and party halls. Then, in the late 1980s, Halloween merchandise began to appear as early as back-to-school time, before Labor Some people have traced the new adult fascination with Halloween to an inability to mature. Baby boomers wanted to have as much fun as heir children. But does this explain why Halloween suddenly shot up the charts, becoming a legitimate adult holiday with sales revenues second only to Christmans sales?

Changing baby boomer attitudes probably had something to do with a surge in the grown-up dollars given over to the holiday, but I also don't think we can underestimate the gay influence. In the last twenty years, in cities all across the nation, Halloween has become larger than life through gay parades and celebrations. And as the years go on, straight people are looking more toward the gay community to define a Halloween celebration."

Halloween for adults: The gays did it! Chicago Now


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: gay; halloween; holiday; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 10/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

At best, Halloween may have been hijacked by homo culture but the traditions leading to the holiday far out date the homo movement.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 8:43:52 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Halloween has become the high holy day for many. It gets almost as much attention as Christmas.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: Faith Presses On

IMO the “holiday” that most represents the American Culture of Death is Black Friday; that one comes with a predictable body count every year, and gets worse every year.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: Faith Presses On

Lighten up, Francis. It’s just an excuse for kids to dress up and get some free candy. BFD.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Faith Presses On

Not this crap again.

There is always someone one either side that just seems out some of the most benign stuff to demonize.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Faith Presses On

In other words, Freud’s description of homosexuality as, basically, men who refuse to move out of adolescence. No mature adult - whether a gay man or Al Gore - wants to dress up in costumes and preen around.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Faith Presses On
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."
- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Apparently, the homosexual is developmentally arrested in childhood.

8 posted on 10/08/2013 8:52:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Congratulations! You have started the first “Anti-Halloween/Evil Holiday” Post! Soon to be joined by MANY MANY OTHERS! yay!!!!.lol. Let the anti-Halloweenie games begin!

Its really not that serious. People seriously need to lighten UP about a silly Holiday.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 8:52:50 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: Cincinatus
Lighten up, Francis. It’s just an excuse for kids to dress up and get some free candy.

The point of the article(s) is/are that it is not mere childhood that is now fixated on the various celebrations of Halloween, but grown adults.

10 posted on 10/08/2013 8:54:15 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Cincinatus
Lighten up, Francis. It’s just an excuse for kids to dress up and get some free candy.

All I got was a rock.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 8:55:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FeliciaCat

I didn’t realize this was an anti-Halloween rant, lol! I thought it was about gays stealing the holiday from children. It’s a wonderful time for little kids and their parents; not so much for single, adult men.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: All

whoever wrote this is spending waaaaaay too much time in sanfranfreako.

It is what it always was, a day to dress up and get free candy FOR MINORS. Adults may have “fancy dress” parties but it is not or has never been the weirdo fest alleged by the left wing propaganda rags.

This is just more homos claiming the dead BS.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 9:01:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cincinatus

Especially when we. Consider real horrors like the Kenya mall massacre and Cleveland slave abductions, etc. that are living representations of demonic rampage. No need to build haunted houses anymore. Just make the kids sit through the news.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 9:06:22 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best m om - ever.)
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To: DonaldC
At best, Halloween may have been hijacked by homo culture but the traditions leading to the holiday far out date the homo movement.

The author only need do an ebay search of Halloween postcards or decorations to see how popular the day was over 100 years ago in America.

15 posted on 10/08/2013 9:07:41 AM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: VanDeKoik

Yep. These doom-and-gloomers have the same rhetoric to say about Christman or Easter or any number of US customs and events.

“They all have their origins in heathenism or the queers also celebrate this too - so BAN all these evil events.”

Phooey! I refuse to surrender to these types and accept their rigid rules.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 9:08:51 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Faith Presses On

Nope. Halloween is just one more thing they’re trying to steal.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 9:09:36 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Faith Presses On

I observe Halloween right along side the other holidays I value, MLK Day, Cinco de Mayo, May Day, Bosses Appreciation Day, and Ramadan. /sarc

I am locked up tight on that night.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Cincinatus
Lighten up, Francis. It’s just an excuse for kids to dress up and get some free candy. BFD.

My 10 y/o is going out with a long fake gray beard, camo clothes and a duck call.

I'm looking forward to an evening talking to the neighbors.

19 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:09 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: fwdude
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." - 1 Corinthians 13:11

But for coaching HS baseball, and still being able to bat and throw with those kids at 63.

Best job I ever had!

20 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: longtermmemmory
whoever wrote this is spending waaaaaay too much time in sanfranfreako.

It is what it always was, a day to dress up and get free candy FOR MINORS. Adults may have “fancy dress” parties but it is not or has never been the weirdo fest alleged by the left wing propaganda rags.

Then you are sadly uninformed.

Just next door to me in Dallas is a MASSIVE public homosexual Halloween street party. This is repeated in dozens of large cities nationwide. It is indeed a coast-to-coast weirdo fest.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Satan uses many things, including the homosexuals, but the root of it is still Satan and unregenerate man fulfilling his wishes.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 9:28:35 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: fwdude

I suppose we should ban Mardi Gras too.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 9:28:46 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

Who said anything about banning anything?


24 posted on 10/08/2013 9:39:31 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Cincinatus
It USED TO BE "just an excuse for kids to dress up and get some free candy."

It's morphed into something you possibly wouldn't recognize, starting at the fag end of the 20th century and accelerating since the beginning of the 21st.

Did you read the article?

25 posted on 10/08/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What unites us all, of any age, gender, or religion, is that we all believe we are above average.)
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To: Faith Presses On

In California Halloween became an adult day decades ago.

One of the funniest things is, that while a man dressing up as a woman for Halloween used to be rare and funny in the 1960s, in recent decades in California one couldn’t help but notice how many straight men were doing it, it was clearly way beyond just the coincidence of a few guys choosing the same costume.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 10:02:49 AM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: ansel12

Halloween is a large drag show in Dallas’ queer center. While these homos insist that they are men, they repeatedly portray themselves as women. A very telling disorder.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 10:16:17 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Ridiculous.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 10:21:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Good Lord.... *rolls eyes*


29 posted on 10/08/2013 10:30:37 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: fwdude

Avoid the Castro distrct in San fran on Halloween.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom
Avoid the Castro distrct in San fran on Halloween.

AND all 364 days in between.

31 posted on 10/08/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: informavoracious
Halloween has become the high holy day for many. It gets almost as much attention as Christmas.

Some people go hog wild with goofy decorations. I see that as harmless fun.

The trend that concerns me is the trend toward goriness in the paper stores and transient Halloween stores. Some of the stuff is very morbid and gruesome.

Goriness has always had an appeal to a segment of society. Some people like the shock value, but other people seem to have a perverse liking for it. I've lived for a while, and I've noticed a rapid and disturbing increase in interest.

I see it as more of a reflection of our culture's declining spiritual state, rather than a cause of it.

32 posted on 10/08/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

True. Halloween costumes used to be cartoon-ish, very unreal and decidedly fantasy. Nowadays, they try to replicate the gore in a shockingly realistic manner.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:26 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: luckystarmom
Avoid the Castro distrct in San fran on Halloween.

Try Fantasy Fest in Key West - their parade is the Saturday before Halloween, I believe. Castro has nothing on them.

34 posted on 10/08/2013 12:44:19 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Faith Presses On
"it has been the Gay community that has most flamboyantly exploited Halloween's potential as a transgressive festival, as one that operates outside or on the margins of orthodox time, space, and hierarchy.

Spare us please from two-penny intellectualization. It's an occasion that gives people already inclined that way to dress up and play Make Believe. That isn't only gay people, but it's a whole lot of them.

35 posted on 10/08/2013 12:49:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Faith Presses On

We just finished Sukkot. Purim is five months away.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: dfwgator

“All I got was a rock. “

I just KNEW that would be one of the comments.

Just surprised it took so long.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 1:47:01 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Two words: Key West


38 posted on 10/08/2013 6:40:04 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

nudity and public copulation do not count as costumes.


39 posted on 10/09/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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