Friday, May 01, 2015
Gay Rights: An Oligarchy Of 1%
Oligarchy is a form of government where most political power rests with a small segment of society.
Generally that segment is defined by its wealth or its military strength. Or both.
According to a Gallup survey out this week, less than 1%---.8% of Americans are part of a same-sex couple.
The same survey finds only that only .3% of US adults are "married" to a same-sex spouse and a mere .5% identify as being in a same-sex domestic partnership.
Yet this less than 1% is driving the national debate and narrative, demanding our courts redefine marriage, education revise curriculum, business restructure business models, the names on public restrooms be changed to accommodate gender confusion, and certain Scripture and biblical teaching be updated or deleted to accommodate and celebrate their sexual behavior.
In a letter to James Warren on February 12, 1779, Samuel Adams warned of such a moment: "A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue then will they be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."
The internal invasion is under way.
Gallup's survey is based on 80,568 interviews from January 28 to April 19, 2015.
The far left progressives have been giving Thomas Piketty's book, "Capital in The Twenty First Century," a standing ovation for the past 12 months since its release, because Piketty attacks capitalism and is declaring that it is creating an oligarchy that will destroy America. Piketty, an advocate of Obama's European style socialism, says, "Capitalism is not only unfair, it is relentlessly unfair."
He claims it puts too much power in the hands of too few.
Those same progressive folks, and there are too many who stand for Piketty's ideas, are also most often first in line to hand off the morality and virtue of America to less than 1% who seek to redefine the morality of the nation and abolish our heritage.
Using deception rather than wealth or military power, they are seizing control and as Adams defined it, "subduing the virtuous people"---those in the 99% who do not live as the 1% who are part of a same-sex couple.
Ironically, while practicing the art of oligarchy, they are accusing biblical Christians of seeking to control the culture and accusing people of Christian faith of trying to create a theocracy.
Brynn Tannehill, a lesbian activist and columnist, wrote a column in the Huffington Post this week titled, "A Christian Oligarchy to call our Own," claiming that 57% of Republicans want to establish Christianity as our national religion. And, she claims, people like Ted Cruz are voted into office by people who "want all aspects of American life to be controlled by their Christian values."
She claims the Christian oligarchy is "ascendant" and that "developments over the past few years are terrifying," we've "learned nothing from the civil rights movement" and "Christians are free to discriminate against LGBT people because we do not have much in the way of legal protections and what little we do have is being stripped away."
These observations, while homosexual activists are attempting to reorder our entire culture.
Tannehill, who speaks for many on the far left and homosexual community, says this ascendancy of the theocracy---the Christian oligarchy reminds her of "The Republic of Gilead."
"The Handmaid's Tale" is a dystopian novel, a work of speculative fiction and set in a totalitarian Christian theocracy in the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A film was made from the novel.
The Handmaid's Tale is a theocratic military dictatorship formed within the borders of what was formerly the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, following a "staged terrorist attack" blamed on Islamic extremists, that kills the president and most of congress.
A movement called the "Sons of Jacob" launches a revolution and suspends the Constitution of the United States under the pretense of restoring order.
They quickly take away all women's rights through access to electronically stored records that were not destroyed and begin labeling by gender.
The story is presented from the point of view of a woman called "Offred" (literally of-Fred). The character is one of a class of women kept by the Christian regime for the purpose of reproduction.
The story line follows a thread where the Christian regime forces Old Testament-inspired social and religious ultra conservatism onto its newly created social classes.
The story is intended to mock Christianity and to misinform those who are not familiar with the actual teachings of biblical Christianity.
There is much more, but you get the idea. You can read more about it through the link above.
The epilogue at the end implies that following the collapse of the theocratic Republic of Gilead, a more equal society re-emerged with a restoration of full rights of women and freedom of religion, because the plague of biblical conservatives had been removed.
Although the book was introduced in the 1980s, a film and stage play followed and continues to have a strong following among students, secular progressives and homosexual activists.
Brynn Tannehill says this story comes to mind as they fight the Christian virtue in our culture.
Sodom and Gomorrah comes to the minds of many.
A group claiming to be resisting a Christian oligarchy in the name of tolerance and equality are in fact themselves emerging as an intolerant anti-Christian oligarchy.
It is written, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness..." Isaiah 5:20.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Prayerful. Be Informed.