From Publishers Weekly
There are good ideas, theories and propositions hidden in activist Nichols's rebuttal of Christian fundamentalist anti-gay tirades. Unfortunately, the author, co-founder of the Mattachine Society, has chosen to answer his opponents in kind. His prose is shrill and overlaid with superlatives for his friends, and generalized excoriations for his enemies. Though the tract starts off sensibly with the basics (pointing out that not all gays are politically radical, etc.), it quickly descends to the level of diatribe. By the end of the book, Nichols, having dealt with the fundamentalists to his apparent satisfaction, launches an attack on religion in general, a battle he seems ill-equipped to wage. His lazy logic, careless language and reliance on only selective data suggest that his arguments will have approximately the same effect as the sermons he sets out to take down: some will find much to agree with; others will find his rhetoric insubstantial. 25,000 first printing; $25,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Exposing lies, threats, misunderstandings, and hate-mongering by the "righteous" religious, Jack Nichols confronts homophobic prejudice in The Gay Agenda: Talking Back To The Fundamentalists. Ranging from biblical times, through the early days of the American settlers, and on into the sexual revolution to the present day, The Gay Agenda explodes bogus claims about a secret gay cabal, while critiquing grotesque superstitions and "witch-hunt" tactics that subvert self-esteem and social harmony. The Gay Agenda also includes hard-hitting commentary on foes of same-sex love such as Jerry Falwell, D. James Kennedy, and Pat Robertson. -- Midwest Book Review