Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gays Can Never be "Normal"

One of the lies that liberals tell themselves is that the fundamentalist Christian churches are the very locus of the powerful patriarchy, and therefore must be crushed.

In fact, as liberal James Ault tells in in Spirit and Flesh, a book about a fundamentalist church in New England, the opposite is true. In the church that he studied the men held all the offices but the women had all the power. They operated behind the scenes, and their men did what they were told.

Another thing to keep in mind is that fundamentalists are little people. No elite American would attend a real fundamentalist church; it would be too embarrassing. And as liberals say of African Americans: they can't be racists because they don't have the power.

So when gays decide to humiliate small Christian shopkeepers by siccing the local Human Rights Commission on them, there is only one thing to say: how about a little compassion, a little tolerance? How about putting yourself in the place of the "other?"

How about practicing what you preach?

Also, it might be a good time to revisit Winston Churchill's dictum: in victory, magnanimity. Gays have won the gay marriage battle. How about declaring victory and going home?

Look, I get the impossible position of the gays. Back in the days of Stonewall they were defiantly radical and counter-cultural. But now they want to be "normal" and accepted as normal. Only problem is, as Erick Erickson writes, that gays can never be normal. Gays can't be normal because they can't get married and have normal children that grow up with a mother and a father. And so on and so on.

A generation ago and more liberals indoctrinated young college women to liberate their sexual selves: women could get laid just like men! Unfortunately the young women believed them, and tried to do it. But most women aren't cut out for the multiple partners game. They fall in love and love forever. The sexual revolution created nothing but heartache.

Now liberals are indoctrinating our youth into believing that gay is just a lifestyle choice -- or that you are born gay, or whatever lends itself to the activist battle of the moment. Unfortunately our young people believe believe them. They will live to regret it, but by then it will be too late.

Of course, that's nothing on the liberal war on Christianity. I regard the Axial Age religions as vital agencies that help people graduate from the life of tribal helplessness as People of the Subordinate Self, and become People of the Responsible Self and responsible individuals. The left and the welfare state are foolish attempts that discourage people from making the momentous leap from victimhood and bondage to responsibility and freedom.

Yes, but the Christians are such bigots!

My take on the almost universal religious condemnation of homosexuality down the ages is that it is probably a social evolutionary thing: social Darwinism, if you like. Society needs to channel young energy towards marriage, work, and making babies, because otherwise the race dies out. Kinda like the late Roman empire where it got to be really difficult to get well-born young men to abandon their lives of dissipation and get married. Kinda like Europe today.

So religion isn't just about getting people to behave right through the cunning trick of divine justice. It also must push the idea of "go forth and multiply." Otherwise oblivion.

Our liberal friends like to suggest that getting married and raising children is a second-class sort of life, one that you resort to if don't have it in you to become a creative artist. And, of course, women are wasted as stay-at-home moms.

But the truth is that multiplication is hard. Ask any school-aged kid. Ask any married couple with two or three kids and one of them a surly teenager. And the most important thing that 90 percent of us will ever do is to put children on the ground and get them properly fledged and out of the nest.

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