In case you didn’t know, the time of year formerly known as June is now Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The president himself has said it, so it must be true. The White House proclamation announcing this momentous change reads in part,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in my by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
Americans have a long history of ignoring the proclamations of various and sundry potentates, but this time the whole country seems willing to bear any burden to carry out the president’s call to stamp out prejudice and celebrate diversity. As proof, consider the following stories circulating in the mainstream press at this very moment:
- The Boy Scouts of America: After a long and successful court battle against the homosexual lobby, the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America is working overtime to bring the organization’s values in line with the spirit of the times. To this end, Boy Scouts president Robert Gates recently called for a reversal of the group’s policy of banning gay scout leaders. Gates exposed himself as an ethical relativist when he was quoted saying, “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
- WNBA Players’ Arrest/Gay Wedding/Baby Announcement/Annulment: Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, two star players in the WNBA, celebrated diversity by over a period of six weeks by successively getting themselves both arrested on charges of domestic violence, going through with their planned wedding anyway, announcing a baby, and then annulling the wedding. We are truly thankful for the fine example Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have set for us. Doubtless, their actions will go far toward eliminating irrational prejudice against gay marriage.
- Bruce Jenner: Jenner
once competed against world class athletes, famously winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic. Jenner now competes with the Kardashian sisters, fighting it out with them to see who can garner the trashiest tabloid headlines. Yes, Bruce has now become Caitlyn, without a doubt both the highest profile transgender person to date and a great encouragement to others seeking to follow in his twisted footsteps.
Needless to say, if you find any of these items freakish, outrageous, ill-advised, or immoral, you, my friend, are an impediment to moral progress. A benighted blockhead bitterly clinging to your guns and religion, a fellow badly in need of enlightenment. And as several Christian bakers and wedding photographers have found out, God forbid if you dare act on your beliefs. You will find the full force of the law crashing down upon your head to the cheers of the Social Justice Warriors.