“Give him an inch and he’ll take an ell.”
There is a social subcategory, once in the vast minority, which is becoming rampantly more popular in the United States right now. We gave them an inch and they did, indeed, run with it. Some would say that they have run a little too far (and by now they are full on sprinting). The problem is that we didn’t learn from these incidents, nor did we do anything to correct them. Essentially, as this group was taking their plentiful freedoms unchecked, we continued to give them more and more with no questions asked . . . and we still are.
This group I’m speaking of is the LGBTTQQIAAP community. In case you thought I fell asleep on my keyboard, the acronym refers to those who have a less-than-traditional sexual orientation/identification; it stands for ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual.’
I would advise our nation to take a step back and be very cautious with what we allow to those who severely oppose tradition and aim to redefine it . . . not that we should completely shut them down, but to really assess what we should legally and socially permit them, as well as the outcomes that could arise upon our culture from those permissions. Where should one start when observing this situation? I’ve found a good assessment consists of reviewing the prevalence, the change, and the result of your topic.
This being said, I will go over how far the LGBTQ community has come, their effect on our culture, and the outcomes of such effects.
Diving right in, homosexuals and provocateurs of the sexual norm have been around almost as long as mankind itself. There is no doubt, though, that this issue is more prominent than ever as more and more people are ‘coming out’ every year. In fact, the daily beast reported, “millenials are the gayest generation,”1 and a survey by NBC found that 20% of millenials identify as LGBTQ.2
Many believe that these individuals are being discriminated against significantly, right here in the United States.
Dahleen Glanton for the Chicago Tribune, wrote in May of 2018, “gays, lesbians, transgender persons and others have been swept up in the storm of intolerance that is pounding down on our country.”
There are laws that state homosexuals may be put to death for having intercourse and that they may be whipped and flogged for lesser acts such as kissing someone of the same sex.3 However, these horrible laws are rampart and fully implemented in ten countries, all of which are located in the middle east. Simply put, yes, gays are hated and openly discriminated against, but NOT in the U.S. America should be one of the last countries considered discriminatory to homosexuals but despite these facts, fingers are still being pointed at the United States. We are told that American Christians are the biggest enemy to the gays, while those under sharia law are ignored as they throw gays off of buildings and tie them to the back of motorcycles to be dragged about at high speeds. So, let’s see how ‘intolerant’ we have been of this group in the past.
Gay contact was decriminalized in 1962, homosexuals were permitted to be government employees by 1975, the first openly gay congress member was elected in 1998, the US supreme court ruled sodomy laws as unconstitutional back in 2003, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, California followed suite in 2008, and by 2015 gay marriage became fully legal across the entirety of the nation.4 The question, then would be, is the fact that these rulings didn’t take place hundreds of years prior, a discrimination to the LGBTQ community in and of itslef? I would undoubtedly answer, ‘no!’ Legislation requiring such drastic changes take time, as they should. Our courts have been trying to remain cautious (perhaps they are not cautious enough).
The LGBTQ community protested, they marched, they demanded, and we gave it all to them.
A huge change occurred last year affecting those who label themselves under the first ‘T’ of the LGBTQ acronym. It has been known for quite some time that those who call themselves ‘transgender’ are, in fact, mentally ill. They suffer from an illness called gender dysphoria. A quote from the American Psychiatric Association says,
“Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify. People with gender dysphoria may be very uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned, sometimes described as being uncomfortable with their body (particularly developments during puberty) or being uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender.”5
Gender dysphoria has been concrete and unquestioned by professionals ever since the 70’s. But in mid 2018 the world health organization removed this very real illness from its diseases list. Was some drastic discovery made that caused these professionals to change their minds? Not so much, in fact not one thing stood to discount transgenderism as a mental problem. On top of this, the WHO (world health organization) didn’t really change anything. Rather, they moved some titles around to make themselves appear tolerant, only in order to get out of the sights of the LGBTQ community. Although WHO publicly claimed that gender dysphoria is no longer a mental illness, they simply reclassified it as a “sexual health condition.” Doctor Say, a coordinator at WHO stated, “In order to reduce the stigma while also ensuring access to necessary health interventions, this was placed in a different chapter.”6 This is direct admittance and acknowledgment from the organization that there IS a problem regarding transgenderism, that they can’t ignore it, and that they are reclassifying it, as well as downplaying it, only to be looked upon in a better light by the public eye.
Based off of what you have read here so far, heard on the news, and seen around you, could you honestly say that you believe the LGBTQ community is discriminated against in America? Or has it been the exact opposite? When you give someone what they ask for on every occasion, it’s not long before they recognize the pattern and learn to take advantage.
My analysis of this social topic has led me to the realization that the US (both our government as well as our populace) has become a sucker to the gays and won’t do anything that hinders them from getting their way. Even more sad, I believe the only reason we behave this way is to protect our image from being tainted by a word/label such as ‘bigot.’
We have now seen the recent prevelence of LGBTQ, but how has it affected our culture? We gave them equality, we gave them pride, we gave them marriage, we told them their mental problems weren’t problems at all. How does all of this now affect our nation? It’s all just to makes things fair, right? Two things: First off, complete fairness can’t always be achieved when your variables differ so immensely. Secondly, fairness should not be an all powerful force that beats anything else.
Let’s look at marriage as a prime example of both of these truths. Merriam Webster defines marriage as “the relationship that exists between a husband and a wife.”7 Now, there is no doubt you could find countless modern definitions using the words ‘partners’ (another example of the world changing just to make LGBTQ individuals feel accepted) but the fact is that the original and correct definition of marriage shows clear exclusivity between man and woman. Male and female are designed for each other, they create life together, and they literally fit together. This idea of homosexuals being married is like trying desperately to make the wrong puzzle pieces fit together. My point being: letting gays date, have “sex,” and live together would be “fair” as that is the closest equivalent possible to marriage that could be achieved . . . without changing the definition of marriage, that is. But this is precisely what happened! Many argue that there are legal and fiscal issues made easier through marriage and that the gays shouldn’t be left without those luxuries, but the fact of the matter still remains that our society is changing the literal meaning of our words – just to be inclusive to those who do not apply to the original definition.
The LGBTQ community lied to us: they told us they just wanted to live happy lives, have equal opportunity, get married, and live in peace. The majority of the US bought that lie. The fact is, hower, that they want a lot more than to just live as ordinary citizens; they want to make our entire nation incredibly gay! We are finally starting to see this in the most horrendous ways. This lack of caution on the part of the united states . . . let’s see what has come of it.
To start, In New York: 2018, an 11 year old “drag kid” was performing for adults at a gay bar. During the sensual dancing by this prepubescent boy last year, gay adults were throwing money at him.8 LGBTQ brought into our society this notion that it’s apparently ok for adults to be aroused by a minor dancing for money. As Americans, by our ideals that we have had since our nation became unified under one government, we should all find this completely wrong and utterly disgusting (even the gays should!!!).
In 2019 a ten year old boy was photographed with an adult drag queen who was wearing nothing but high heels and a small piece of cloth covering part of his genitals.9
Also by January of 2019 states are being required to teach children about LGBTQ history. Northjersey.com reports, “New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.”
Noticing a pattern? All of these atrocities are directly affecting very young children. This isn’t education, this is indoctrination of young minds. Even worse, it’s of sexual issues that kids shouldn’t be further confused about.
Where will we be in five years? Flying the gay pride flag above the stars and stripes?
The prevalence is clear, the effects are startlingly clear, and we have already begun to see the outcomes of those effects.
We are talking about a sex culture that gets an entire month as their holiday, while the celebration of our country’s independence, in contrast, gets one day.
We are talking about a culture that disregards boundaries when it comes to sexualizing and indoctrinating little kids, but ferociously protects boundaries that keep themselves from being “discriminated” against. This once obscure group is changing our country, and it’s a hard case to say they’re changing it for the better.
To be completely blunt, the outcome is of a gayer nation and therefore a weaker one. When masculinity is tossed out the window, when sexuality is thrown at kids, when facts are twisted, and when definitions are changed . . . we have succeeded in arriving at a weaker state. And the longer we step aside and keep giving this community “ells,” the weaker our state will become.
I would encourage you to side with the facts and tell it how it is.
Gay marriage: A falsity and an injustice to the word ‘marriage.’
Transgenderism: An illness.
Minors putting on a sexual show for adults: Wrong. Flat out, 100% wrong!
Mandating that LGBTQ history be taught: Social manipulation.
It is vital that we stand strong – despite the opposition. Being against these new norms isn’t intolerant, it isn’t wrong, hateful, bigoted, and it isn’t even anti-gay. It is merely preserving the single strongest nation in the world, as well as the very things that made it so.
Written by : @st_wt_ml
Opening quote by John Heywood