The rise of the LGBTQ movement has turned the tables in American culture. Say anything even mildly critical of LGBTQs and it can cost you your livelihood. But while it's powerful, the LGBTQ movement is also the most sensitive social movement in the country.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18 (NASB)
Somewhere along the way, the month of June was designated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month. Friends, we must beware the perversion that boasts in this kind of pride.
Still, it is celebrated all over the country by governments, businesses, etc. The colors of the rainbow are used to signify the LGBTQ movement. Parades commemorating it go on in many places. There is no question that the LGBTQ movement is mainstream America now.
In fact, this group has power that exceeds its numbers. It has been generally accepted for decades that the LGBTQ group represents 2.7% of the population. If you mix in Millennials, that percentage goes to 4.5%, according to Gallup.
Whatever the percentage is, this group has banded together to become one of the most powerful political forces in our time. They control the entertainment industry as well, allowing for only positive portrayals on television and movies. And despite being only 4.5% of the population, on prime-time television nearly 9% of all characters are LGBTQ. No other group can command such treatment.
The rise of the LGBTQ movement has turned the tables in American culture. Before the 1990s, homosexuality was generally considered abnormal. Certainly not something to be proud of. It was seen as shameful. My, how the times have changed. Today the only ones shamed are those who dare speak out in favor of traditional moral roles of men and women. Say anything even mildly critical of LGBTQs and it can cost you your livelihood.
Remember back in 2014 when a man named Michael Sam was selected in the NFL draft? Because he was the first openly gay player drafted, the media made a big deal out of it. When he was drafted, the mouth-to-mouth kiss with his boyfriend was shown on ESPN live.
A day after this happened, I read the following on a website:
"Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones tweeted 'omg' and 'horrible' in reaction to the ESPN video and then was swiftly fined an undisclosed amount and suspended from team activities until he completed 'sensitivity training.' Jones subsequently deleted the tweets, made his Twitter account private, and issued a public apology to Sam, calling his biased comments about the gay player 'inappropriate.'"
This is what I mean by costing a person his or her livelihood if you say anything critical about homosexuality. A Miami Dolphins player said what millions of Americans were thinking and he was fined, suspended, and sent to educational "training."
The LGBTQ movement, while powerful, is also the most sensitive social movement in the country. Make any indication of disapproval and you get labeled a "bigot" or a "hater" and publicly shamed. It's really scary for a lot of Americans who are forced to attend corporate "diversity training," which is code for force-feeding the LGBTQ agenda on them.
The truth is the LGBTQ activists have basically conquered the Western world. The only thing they lack is shutting down the Christian church, which still believes that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible teaches as much. Read Romans, Chapter 1.
The Scripture says this behavior is unnatural, immoral, and unhealthy. Christian or not, everyone pretty much knows this, even if they are afraid to say so publicly. God made male for female sexually. As for the transgendered, they have serious issues that cause them profound confusion. It's really tragic.
While Bruce Jenner may think he is a woman, the rest of us should not be told we must pretend Bruce Jenner is a woman or else we hate Bruce Jenner.
Related to this entire issue, I urge you to be aware of the "Equality Act" legislation now pending in the U.S. Congress. I don't have space for all the details here, but if passed by Congress it would force the LGBTQ agenda on all Americans using the full power of federal government.
It's an extremely dangerous piece of legislation. Democrats have already passed it in the House; but at least for now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to block it in that body. And President Donald Trump has vowed to veto it should it ever make it to his desk.
But be watchful, friends. Call your two senators and insist that they vote "no" on the so-called "Equality Act." The pride that produced it is really nothing to boast about.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: At press time, the "Equality Act" was big news, and it will probably continue to be big news. Even if it fails to pass soon, it will undoubtedly be resurrected by progressive politicians and activists. Thus, your diligence and input to your representatives in Washington, DC, are still critical.)
Tim Wildmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) is president of the American Family Association in Tupelo, MS.
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