The LGBT lobby have successfully worked to ensure that the public perceives them as a marginalized group, perpetually on the verge of having basic civil rights withheld from them by bigoted oppressors. And while it may be true that some individuals who identify as LGBT have experienced unfair or violent treatment from others, the LGBT movement as a whole enjoys status and power unparalleled by any other group.
As I’ve written in the past, LGBT groups receive gobs of money and support from powerful people in the media, Hollywood, academia, and even the Church. They have many friends in high places, and yet they continue to play the victim card whenever it suits them.
Take for example a recent case in Mississippi, where an LGBT group’s request to hold a “pride” parade in the main streets of Starkville was voted down by city council members.
LifeSite News reported that Starkville Pride organizer Bailey McDaniel “burst into tears” when the 4-3 vote was announced. Later, a photo of a teary McDaniel standing beside her lesbian partner was “sympathetically published far and wide along with the story of the town denying the homosexual parade.”
Following the decision, Starkville Pride promptly contacted the Human Rights Campaign, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the American Civil Liberties Union, who threatened legal action if the decision is not reversed.
The last time I checked, there aren’t any comparably responsive multi-million dollar lobbies devoted to celibate nuns, Christian business owners, small town city council members, or stay-at-home moms—all of whom are exponentially more marginalized than the LGBT camp.
These groups don’t have easy access to pricey law firms. They’re not popularly depicted in movies or on TV. They don’t have their own universally recognized flag. And yet their rights are increasingly jeopardized by the growing number of bogus cases of anti-LGBT discrimination.
Writing for LifeSite, Fr. Mark Hodges notes that “Gay Pride” events “have a history of being obscene and offensive,” often including “hypersexual dancing, people who engage in mock-sex acts, as well as naked and partially naked men and women.”
The people of Starkville aren’t trying to deprive Bailey McDaniel and her fellow activists of any basic rights. They’re not trying to prevent gays and lesbians from shopping at their stores, eating at their restaurants, or participating in other community events. They simply don’t want to be forced to affirm or be subject to behavior that they find immoral or profane.
“This is something that will bind this community together,” Starkville Pride organizer Alexandra Hendon said of the parade.
“We want you to join us,” McDaniel assured Starkville residents prior to the vote.
That would be a nice sentiment, if the implicit message weren’t, “And if you don’t join us we’ll sue you and shove our agenda in your face so aggressively you won’t be able to ignore it.”
The LGBT movement is not about defending civil rights. It’s more like that imperious mom who curses out the school principal after her child receives a bad report card, or the hot-head dad who warns the football coach that his son had better start in Friday’s game, or else, even though the kid is lazy and has a bad attitude.
In other words, the LGBT camp operates on a false sense of (in)justice, using damning language, media-driven shaming, and legal strong-arming to browbeat their opponents into submission.
They’re not victims, they’re bullies, and it’s time we identify them as such.