Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Rise of Homofascism?

Someone once said that every revolution begins with claims of victimization. I'm not crazy about labeling everyone we disagree with as "fascist", it feels like a humanist trick, but this is a profoundly thought-provoking piece.

From Homophobia to Homofascism


For those of you familiar with my thoughts and writings on this subject you know that I am very cautious in regard to the manner in which Christians express their opposition the homosexual agenda. I have always been very careful to distinguish between the "homosexual agenda," or the political movement, and the person, made in the image of God, who is trapped in the sin of homosexuality. I never want to be perceived as a "grace-less" Christian who opposes hurting people that desperately need the love of Christ. However, we are increasingly witnessing a subtle but dangerous transition from what was once supposedly an appeal for "equal and fair" treatment to what can now only be described as the tyrannical demand of submission to the homosexual agenda.

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On April 26, students at Midway High School in Wilmington, N.C. participated in the Day of Silence that homosexual activists promote in the schools each year. They handed out flyers and remained silent for the day while the school condoned the activity. Yet the next day, when Christian activists participated in the Day of Truth, students were suspended for distributing cards that were pro-traditional morality.

Robert H. Knight of Concerned Women for America reported, "In Northbrook, Illinois, J. Matt Barber, a manager in Allstate's Corporate Security Division, wrote an article on December 17, 2004, for a conservative website that expressed his Christian views on homosexuality. Following a 'customer' complaint by the homosexual pressure group Human Rights Campaign, Barber was called to meet with two human resources officials. . . . Barber was suspended without pay and immediately escorted off company grounds. Three days later, Barber, who had worked for Allstate for five years, was fired 'for writing the article.'"

The faculty of Ohio State University voted unanimously on March 13 to find the school's head librarian guilty of sexual harassment. Scott Savage's crime? He recommended four conservative books that included anti-homosexual messages as required reading for freshmen to balance the left-wing books others were suggesting.

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And of course I am reminded of the fact that today in countries such as Canada, Sweden, and Britain; it is now against the law to criticize homosexuality in public.

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Camille Paglia, the noted author and feminist intellectual, who describes herself as a bisexual "tending toward lesbianism" offered some interesting insight into the motivations of homosexual activists in an article she wrote on Salon.com, June 23, 1998:

"I have been struck, in my brief encounters over the years with a half-dozen prominent gay male activists, by the frightening coldness and deadness of their eyes. Behind their smooth, bland faces I saw the seething hatreds of Dostoevskian anarchists. Gay crusading, I concluded, was their way of handling their own bitter misanthropy, which came from other sources. I found these men more spiritually twisted than anyone I have encountered in my life."