This question is addressed in the Video Documentary Gay Rights / Special Rights: Inside the Homosexual Agenda marketed in New Zealand by Living Word Distributors (Hamilton). The Society is most grateful to the Wellington-based “gay” rights activist, Calum Bennachie, for producing a full transcript of the video – excerpts of which are reproduced below to address the question under consideration.
To view go to: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7664929225320091404
Mr Bennachie prepared the transcript (in the public domain) as part of a voluminous submission to Film and Literature Board of Review (“the Board”), in which he successfully sought, on behalf of Human Rights Action Group (Wellington), to have this video banned.
Excerpts from Living Word Video Gay Rights/Special Rights
(Note: The video has now been classified “unrestricted” by the Board following a unanimous Court of Appeal decision to quash the flawed High Court decision that had upheld the ban by the Board).
Lou Sheldon: “Homosexuals have equal rights under the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, (CUT TO A SCENE OF TWO WHITE MEN SEATED UNDER A TREE, HOLDING EACH OTHER. ONE IS DRESSED IN A SINGLET AND SHORTS, THE OTHER IN SHORTS ONLY) and the State Constitutions of every State in which they reside. (CUT TO A SCENE OF TWO WHITE WOMEN LINE DANCING WITH EACH OTHER). But the issue here today is special rights. A special category of protection. (CUT TO LOU SHELDON WITH BLACK MEN BEHIND HIM. THE TITLE SAYS “LOU SHELDON CHAIRMAN, TRADITIONAL VALUES COALITION”). They want to be elevated from a behaviour based lifestyle, to a true minority status that would then give them special rights.”
Ralph Reed: [EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHRISTIAN COALITION]. “No one should (FADE IN TITLE “RALPH REED… “) have special rights or privileges, or minority status because of their sexual behaviour. (FADE OUT TITLE) We don’t have it for people who are polygamists, we don’t have it for people who have affairs on their wive’s or husband’s …”Peter Marshall: [CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORIAN]. Voice over: “If you give, homosexuals special rights in America, first of all you open a Pandora’s Box … to every deviant behaviour group logically being able to line up and bang on the same door, and insist on, special rights for themselves. You have totally destroyed, … really, … a realistic understanding of Human Rights.”
Edwin Meese: [FORMER UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL]. “Homosexuals [in ordinary conduct] today, ah, should not be discriminated against, and generally are not. Ah, they’re entitled to the same constitutional rights of, ah, free speech; ah, if anything, ah, they have used, ah, free speech to the point, ah, where their conduct is [probably] offensive, ah, to most people.”
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For Full Transcript of the other Living Word video AIDS: What You Haven’t Been Told go to: