Thursday, June 08, 2023

The Power Behind the "Pride" Revolution

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Ben Shapiro wrote yesterday,  "June 1 marked the advent of Pride Month—the most important sacrament of the American secular religious calendar."

He says, "During Pride Month, public schools across the nation teach small children the joys of alternative sexual practices and orientations; corporations plaster their stores in rainbow accouterments of all sorts; and the federal government of the United States proclaims its fidelity to the LGBTQ+*&^% ideology."

So, what is the power behind the "Pride" revolution?

Be informed, not misled.

Shapiro, who practices his Jewish faith, says, "The American public, for the most part, has historically taken Pride Month not for what it is but for what it sometimes purports to be: a call for tolerance of the marginalized. But that, of course, is not what Pride Month is or ever was.

"Pride Month is not a call for equality but a call for revolution. The Pride movement was always a call for a replacement of historic, tried, and true cultural norms with new, untried, and risky cultural norms," he says.

"Heteronormativity," he says, "is one such tried and true norm: the correct belief that any durable society rests on the basis of male-female dyads producing children. Such a norm ought to be promoted. But Pride suggests the opposite: that heteronormativity is an authoritarian and discriminatory standard that places artificial limits on the full flowering of human sexuality. Explode the norm and maximize human happiness!"

And anyone who tries to interfere will be punished.

I don't care about Jesus Christ and the Gospel, "I'm gonna stand here and you're gonna be quiet."

Damon Atkins strolled up to Reading, Pennsylvania's "first ever" pride rally a few days ago carrying a sign, a Bible, and his faith. 

Less than one minute after joining a smattering of other Christians expressing their views, Atkins was hauled off in cuffs and charged with criminal disorderly conduct.

Atkins said he told them, "I'm not being rude; I'm just here to spread the gospel of Good News! Jesus Christ saved me and He can save everyone, including you (the officer)."

The officer responded by saying, "I don't care, I'm gonna stand here and you're gonna be quiet."

Moments later, Atkins began to quote from 1 Corinthians 14:33: "For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." But he was never able to finish the verse as Officer McClure rushed in to make the arrest.

It was all caught on video.

Atkins claims McClure at one point insinuated God is a derogatory term, warning him not to continue saying such things to those attending the rally so they could "have their event."

As he was being cuffed, pride rally-goers cheered the arrest. The person taking the video couldn't help but note the irony: a Christian trying to read the Bible was being taken away by police as some individuals dressed as demons were freely heading to the pride rally.

David Kyle Foster has written, "There is a war of the worlds going on in the shadows of our everyday awareness—an unseen battle between the Creator God with His army of heavenly beings and Satan with his fallen angels and demonic hosts."

Though already lost, Satan continues to battle in order to enlarge his dark kingdom before its inevitable implosion.

Nowhere is this battle more pronounced today than in the rise of the transgender movement. It is the front lines in Satan's scheme to deface and destroy the image of God that is stamped into our personhood, sexuality, marriages, children, and families.

The problem is, most transgender people are unaware of the forces that drive them in unhealthy directions.

Driving forces.

Clearly, there is a spiritual matter in the "Pride movement."

Foster also notes there is a monetary component:

The Wealthy and powerful LGBT movement—which for most of its history distanced itself from transgender people— now sees it as a cause that can be harnessed to increase their wealth, power, and influence. The Human Rights Campaign alone—sometimes referred to as "Big Gay"—brings in approximately $40 million each year, pays out more than $11 million in salaries, and spends more than a quarter of a million dollars every year on lobbying Congress. 

Retail's attempt to cash in on the money has miserably backfired this year. Target, Bud-Light beer, etc.

Ben Shapiro summarizes the battle with this:  

Herbert Marcuse, author of “Eros and Civilization” (1955) called for a rewriting of all sexual norms in order to tear down the capitalist structure. He sought “a non-repressive civilization, based on a fundamentally different experience of being, a fundamentally different relationship between man and nature, and fundamentally different existential relations.”

Such a civilization could only be birthed by treating “the body in its entirety [as] an object of cathexis, a thing to be enjoyed—an instrument of pleasure.” Sex would be unmoored from marriage and parenthood; Marcuse argued, “the barriers against absolute gratification would become elements of human freedom … This sensuous rationality contains its own moral laws.”

By 1970, feminist Shulamith Firestone argued that the sexual revolution would bring about “not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally.” Happiness would now be found in a “reversion to an unobstructed pansexuality—Freud’s ‘polymorphous perversity’—would probably supersede hetero/homo/bi-sexuality.”

We have now reached the dystopia sought by Marcuse and Firestone: a world in which all the elites in our society participate in the rewriting of durable societal norms in favor of unending sexual gratification. In order to maintain that dystopia, however, our societal elites require one more element: repression of traditional norms.

A fair fight might leave traditional Judeo-Christian norms in place; they’ve proved rather durable over time. Marcuse had a solution for just such a problem: repression. Promotion of the new morality would require quashing the old. “[L]iberation of the Damned of the Earth presupposes suppression not only of their old but also of their new masters,” Marcuse wrote.

And so the culture war rages. Because, after all, old norms don’t die easily. They must be killed in order to achieve “Pride” in the alternative. And that revolution requires the exercise of cultural, governmental, and corporate power from sea to shining sea.


The culture war is a spiritual war.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5: 

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.