As we politicize ever more areas of life, we become increasingly divisive. This happens due to identity politics, political correctness run amok and narcissistic hypocrisy unparalleled in recent memory. It’s as if they had a threesome and somehow produced the monstrous love child that is our culture today.
Actually it is more than just our culture. The ramifications of this trend are far-reaching as they make their way through formal and forceful channels. Rules, regulations and laws have proliferated at a blistering pace in business, academia and the courts. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of sex and gender.
One outcome of our fast-paced and superficial society is a tendency to follow the crowd rather than to think for ourselves. This can (probably does, more often than not) result in unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances. Well, unforeseen if we aren’t paying attention, which too many of us aren’t, which is the point.
Take the officious, if not official, acronym stamped on anything sharing or commanding the allegiance to the sexual powerhouse of today. It’s difficult to even express it in a word or two because it has become so convoluted and unwieldy.When criticisms of the homosexual agenda et al come from outside, some might easily dismiss them. However, when an outspoken feminist lesbian lambasts the direction things have gone, it should give one pause. Click To Tweet
First known as LGB (for lesbian, gay, bisexual), it became commonly implemented as LGBT (inclusive of transgender). But, once the barn door was open, so to speak, that didn’t last long. While still the mainstay term, other additions have quickly followed, rendering the expression mindless, if not meaningless. LGBTTQQIAAP anyone?
Indeed, this development has brought a whiff of absurdity to the entire enterprise that would seem both unintentional and unwanted. But, it is more than simply embarrassing. Some real cracks have opened up in the foundation. How could it be otherwise? You can only cut up the pie into so many pieces before it begins to crumble.
When it comes to Pride, everyone is expected to join in, whether they want to or not. But Pride is not neutral. It is political; and not everyone is obligated to support all Pride stands for today.
Feminist Lesbian Speaks Out
One might imagine some self-serving solidarity when the “LGBT community” closes ranks to fight the mean old Christian baker or florist. But, what happens when dissension develops in the ranks? When criticisms of the homosexual agenda et al come from outside, some might easily dismiss them. However, when an outspoken feminist lesbian lambasts the direction things have gone, it should give one pause.
Here’s a taste.
“This might be seen as cause to celebrate, but while Pride may have begun as a human rights movement for lesbians and gay men — something I and most others support — it has developed into something entirely different…
“If Islamic or Christian organizations promoted surrogacy, the legalization of buying sex, and the legalization of conversion therapy (meaning, the practice of ‘transitioning’ young lesbians to live as ‘men’), I imagine the response from politicians and the general public would be different.
“But it seems these positions are accepted both by politicians and the general public, so long as they are wrapped in glitter and rainbow colours.”