Whether or not you agree with promoting the homosexual lifestyle, you have to agree there is a big double-standard when it comes to what’s appropriate for children between homosexuality and heterosexuality.
For example, it is one thing to proudly declare you’re homosexual and the government shouldn’t legislate what you do in your bedroom. Fine. It is quite another to march down the street simulating what you do in your bedroom in front of small children.
A gay columnist in Canada, Josh Dehaas, says that it would be perfectly understandable for Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford to avoid the world-famous Toronto Pride Parade this month. But that if he will, he’ll surely be slapped with the worn-out label of “homophobe.”
One of the first decisions premier-designate Doug Ford will need to make is whether to march in Toronto’s gay Pride parade later this month. If he doesn’t submit to strolling down Yonge Street while getting soaked by leather-clad men armed with water guns, his critics will claim it’s proof he hates gays.
He explains how, over recent years, the parade’s drink sales have plummeted, indicating he’s not the only Torontonian that’s avoiding the parade. This is likely due to the increased presence of far-left groups that have nothing to do with gay rights, such as the openly racist Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter.
As a conservative, Dehaas writes, Ford would be going out on a limb to align himself so closely with openly anti-police groups like BLM.
Obviously, Ford’s conservative leanings give him other reasons to avoid the event, that also are not homophobic, but rather, quite reasonable:
Some on the left have claimed Ford’s description of Pride as an event where “middle-aged men with pot bellies” run down the street “buck naked” was evidence of homophobia. I’d say that was just an accurate description of what goes on. Disturbingly, more and more parents are bringing young children to watch the parade, exposing them to provocative displays of sexuality that no child should witness. If a politician believes in family values, why would he or she want to be associated with such debauchery?
It truly is astounding that the LGBT community simultaneous insists children be taught that homosexuality is perfectly normal while making their public displays of pride more and more vulgar and entirely inappropriate for children. Virtue-signaling parents who put aside their child’s emotional well-being for the sake of being an “ally” are no better.
But this is what gay rights has become in the West, where liberty is rampant and most people don’t care what you do in your bedroom as long as you don’t shove it in our, or our children’s, faces, which sadly quite literally tends to happen at gay pride parades: a defense of promiscuity and a hysterical demand that ascribe virtue to perceived victims of persecution, no matter how they behave in public.
When you contrast this with what homosexuals are up against in other parts of the world, it’s embarrassing:
There’s also the sheer selfishness of the thing. I ended up in Stockholm during their pride festival a few years ago and it highlighted for me how self-absorbed Canadians LGBT activists can be. Many of those marching in Sweden were from groups that fight to achieve basic rights for gay people in places like Russia, Uganda and Iran. Similar groups exist in Canada and do laudable work, but they always seem to be overshadowed.
In fact, the main focus of Canada’s gay lobby recent years has been demanding that taxpayers fund PrEP, an expensive HIV medication that gay men can take to reduce their risk of catching the virus during condomless sex. Experts are now, unsurprisingly, linking PrEP to a rise in drug-resistant gonorrhea. For many gay men, PrEP is nothing more than an aid to promiscuity, yet left-wing governments in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec have all started using precious health-care dollars to hand it out for free.
Elizabeth Johnston, the Activist Mommy, gets relentlessly bashed six ways to Sunday for speaking out against the demand from the left that our children are exposed to highly inappropriate ideas all in the name of “tolerance”. What her critics never consider is that children should never be part of the conversation about sexuality to begin with. They’re children.
Before homosexuality was such an accepted part of mainstream secular culture, no one was going around, simulating sex in front of children in scandalous minimal clothing in the name of “traditional marriage.” And if someone were to go around simulating sex in front of young children in the name of “traditional marriage”, she’d denounce it in a heartbeat. We regularly expose the inappropriateness of the way heterosexual sex is shoved in the faces of small children in public schools and the media.
If homosexuals want conservatives to validate their movement, they might want to consider just how alienating and polarizing their tactics are. Sure, we believe homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible, and that’s not going to change.
But if they’d stop giving us oh so many reasons to vehemently object to what they’re doing, they’d probably find themselves receiving a heck of a lot less criticism for the way they flaunt and celebrate their sin.