By Jeremy Egerer | 29 December 2019
AMERICAN THINKER — A truce has been called between religious folks and gays. Or at least that’s what we’re being told. The Fairness for All Act, legislation intended to give rights to both Christian conservatives and transgenders, has been put before the House. For the latter, it proposes that “sexual orientation” be added to the Civil Rights Act, making it hard to discriminate against anyone on the basis of sexual identity. It gives sweeping protections in housing, business, banking, and “public accommodations.” On the other hand, it grants protections to anyone in a business with fewer than 15 employees and grants exemptions to anyone in a “faith-based” organization. The Deseret News says it resulted from a dialogue between LGBT groups and representatives from the Seventh-Day Adventists, the Mormons, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and other such suit-and-tie respectables.
But those of us who’ve escaped the wasteland-in-training known as Seattle know that the LGBT community is just that — a community. Not a uniform band of orthodox goose-steppers, but a volatile cocktail of competing doctrinaires — a hodgepodge of neatniks and weirdos, kind people and jackasses, bullies and victims. The whole gamut of men, both rotten and trustworthy. I’ve spent time with lots of these people, both as a coke-head and a straight-laced Christian, and I can attest that the majority are decent people. Many of them sexually looser than us, to be sure, but otherwise decent.
But alongside this decent majority stand the activist jackasses. These are the people to whom peaceful coexistence isn’t enough — who need you to agree with everything they do, and to do it smiling, even to support them while they do it. If there’s a dress code at work, they show up wearing drag to annoy you — and threaten to sue if anyone complains. They march in parades wearing bondage gear in front of children. If you praise a man for being manly, you’ll end up in H.R. If your three-year-old son wears a dress one day, they push you to cut off his gonads. They push for Elsa to be a lesbian and for Bert and Ernie to be gay lovers. They came up with a new pronoun yesterday, and if you don’t use it perfectly today, they’ll sue you. They consider Drag Queen Story Hour the height of civilization and berate anyone who won’t have sex with a transgender (a thing known, to even the radical feminists, as rape culture). […]