”To repeat my opening comments: woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration. The war is on against people of conscience and people of faith who do not affirm homosexual practice, no matter how loving and fair-minded they may be. In my book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, I stated that this was the progression of gay activism: First, gay activists came out of the closet; Second, they demanded their “rights”; Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those “rights”; Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them; Fifth, they want to put those who oppose their “rights” into the closet. I have often been ridiculed for laying out this progression, but it is unfolding in front of our eyes, with a massive shift taking place in just the last year. And with the president of the United States declaring at his second inaugural speech that homosexuality (and more) is equivalent to gender and skin color, a line has been drawn in the sand. And that line in the sand will soon become a line in the courts and law books to the point that anyone who does not affirm homosexual practice will be codified as a bigot or worse.” Så skriver Dr Michael Brown, känd teolog, pastor och messiansk jude.
President Obamas tal var verkligen revolutionerande. Han hänvisade till kvinnornas protest, till de färgades protest och till gayaktivisters protest mot polisens räd mot deras bar i New York (Stonewall).
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall . . . .”
Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall? By Seneca Falls, Obama was referring to a watershed moment in the women’s rights movement that took place in the mid-1800s in Seneca Falls, New York. By Selma, he was referring to the pivotal Civil Rights marches and protests that took place in Selma, Alabama in the mid-1960s. And by Stonewall, he was referring to the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in 1969 when drag queens and their gay friends fought back against the police who raided their bar.
So, the president spoke of Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall in the same breath, and in front of the whole nation at his inauguration, thereby equating women’s rights, black civil rights, and “gay rights” – which include bisexual, transgender, and other categories as well – also putting the women of Seneca Falls, the blacks of Selma, and the drag queens of Stonewall in the same category.
Do we realize just how significant this is? Do we grasp the implications?
I bönerna, som famlade mellan bön till ”Amerika”, till ”Gud”, till människan, fanns det uppenbar synkretism. Betecknande är att en av bönerna slutar med ”i Jesu och alla andra heligas namn”.
Min personliga åsikt är att detta är en ny religion. Inte ”ny” i den meningen att tankarna skulle vara unika och dyka upp först nu, utan ny i den meningen att den har fått offentlig status för första gången i ett så publikt tillfälle. En tydlig bekännelse. Vakna!