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Why Everything Is So Gay
In a recent post (Why Is Everything So Gay?), we shared one explanation for why everything in America is so gay now: George Soros. As the "Redheaded Libertarian" Twitter account elaborated:
The CEI— Corporate Equality Index— is a woke credit score, that judges companies based on how many woke issues they are pushing.
- What is “woke”? A word co-oped from the black community by gender activists that was infected with Neo Marxism.
- Who made up & gives the score? From my understanding, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), sends lobbyists to companies and gives them a list of demands, and if they don’t comply with these demands, the woke investors put pressure on the boards, activists are mobilized, advertising campaigns are shut down, and anyone who continues to do business with the poorly scored company, will also be penalized.
- And who is funding the HRC? Open Society Foundation.
- Who runs Open Society Foundation? Uh oh. Definitely don’t google that [George Soros]. Essentially, if you don’t get a good score the Lizard God-King of the world doesn’t let your business exist. This fake score is everywhere and is controlling everyone and everything with threats and coercion This despotic rot is the result of a compromised country.
That was a useful explanation, but an incomplete one. It doesn't explain why government organizations like the FBI have gone gay too:
The #FBI celebrates the positive impacts our #LGBTQ+ teammates have made on the Bureau and across the nation during #PrideMonth and every day. Thank you for your service to our communities, your dedication to the mission, and the perspectives you bring to the table. pic.twitter.com/xUZ9UPkKTl— FBI (@FBI) June 1, 2023
A More Capacious Explanation
Auron MacIntyre offered a more capacious explanation on the first day of Gay Pride Month, one which is big enough to encompass the government sector as well as the private sector. He elaborates in the excellent thread below, but in a nutshell, the modern idea of separation of church and state (often erroneously thought to be contained in the First Amendment) opened the door for a secular religion, progressivism, to infect all of our institutions.
Formal religions were essentially banned from being adopted by government organizations, taught in schools, and eventually from even participating in the public square 2/— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
The lie was that institutions could be neutral, that liberalism (and I mean classical liberalism here) could create a minimum basic morality that everyone, no matter their beliefs, could operate on— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
There is no neutral way to operate institutions apart from moral frameworks 4/
This is why the attempt to return to a neutral civilization by classical liberals and some conservatives is doomed— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
The attempt already failed, the God-shaped hole in man will be filled, the only question is by what 6/
The only reason this seemed remotely possible in the past is that everyone in America was basically deciding what flavor of protestant Christianity their community would adhere to— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
That baseline consensus is what conservatives are referring to when they say American values 8/
Even if we could purge wokeness from American instructions tomorrow it would inevitably return if nothing replace the narrative and moral void it left— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
Some vague return to classical liberalism won't do the trick 10/
As uncomfortable as it makes many in the center and even on the right the illusion of neutrality is dead— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) June 1, 2023
The only way to defeat progressivisms to replace it with a more compelling & true moral vision, religion isn't going anywhere, so the only question is
Who do we serve? 11/11
One Thing This Doesn't Explain
MacIntyre's explanation is a good complement to the Redheaded Libertarian's explanation, but neither explains why some religions themselves have gone gay.
“O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns... Amen.” BCP, p. 252— Asa David Coulson (@KingAsa) June 1, 2023
🏳️🌈📖🏳️⚧️#PRIDE #Episcopal pic.twitter.com/j8VdgYOP2q
The modern prophet Tom Wolfe may not have explained this phenomenon, but he did predict it.
Tom Wolfe on the Episcopalians in Bonfire of the Vanities is classic. pic.twitter.com/urBKpw7Y2r— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) May 2, 2019
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