I will be the first to say that I was tired of hearing about New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's scandal even before the mainstream media really picked it up. As the story was incessantly repeated on the hour, became impossible to ignore, and was fodder for late night TV jokes and double entendres, it started to reveal our nation's widespread moral confusion.
What Anthony Weiner did was wrong. The fact that he is a Congressman is mostly additional information. Some would say that his sending a lewd picture of himself to women he was conversing with on the Internet is "more wrong" because he is an elected official and probably did so on the public's time. That argument may or may not matter depending upon whether one buys into the shaky notion that being a wretch in private, or toward your spouse can be disconnected from public service after hours. (Our founders certainly did not believe that bad character could be compartmentalized in order to hold office.)
Oddly, right in the midst of this national scandal, many Hoosiers, some of whom surely must have disapproved of Congressman Weiner's underwear photos, were applauding far worse public displays under the guise of "diversity" that were also subsidized, in small part, by taxpayers.
On Saturday, the homosexual Indy Pride parade and festival included dozens of skimpily underwear clad men publicly behaving on the streets of Indianapolis in ways that make Rep. Weiner look like a candidate for sainthood. We are told tens of thousands (including children) observed and applauded these individuals' displays. In fact, the day after Indy Pride, the Indianapolis Star ran a front page Metro section story claiming that Indy Pride had become "mainstream." Yet, the dozens of sad and distrubing pictures we have of Saturday's events, just like those at all previous Pride events, could not be printed in that very paper.
Perhaps Congressman Weiner's biggest mistake was that he didn't hop up on a float and dance around with a bunch of other men in Speedos or near nothing briefs as part of a homosexual event. Had he sent pictures of that demonstration of "pride" claiming his "diversity" and "rights," he might widely be praised, ignored or excused today.
Our sex-saturated culture is obviously robbing people of all common sense and moral discernment. It is hardly a surprise that NBC is on the verge of a new TV series about the Playboy Club clearly designed for provocation and the mainstreaming of porn. By the way, you can sign a petition to NBC with concerns over this new show here: http://www.closetheclubonnbc.com/
Why is it that the behavior that has become New York's shame is central Indiana's pride? Is this not a legitimate question?
For some, the public embrace of these controversial homosexual displays is quite emphatic. Yesterday, a lead columnist in the Indianapolis Star blasted me for raising concerns about the vulgar nature of Indy Pride. According to the columnist I convinced the Mayor's office at the last minute not to assign a fire truck, police Humvee and paid firemen and police officers to be part of the pride parade. (AFA-IN simply pointed out that aligning with the homosexual demands groups' controversial political agendas, raunchy public behavior, adult businesses, leather bondage groups, cross-dressers, abortion advocates, drag queens, religious bigots and drug legalization groups was not a very wise trend to set for public officials and city agencies. After all, "what you condone, you become a part of.")
If AFA of Indiana's efforts (and other pro-family leaders whom the paper called "the likes of Micah Clark") to expose this event did cause the city to pull back significantly (Greg Ballard still made a first ever Indy Pride mayoral appearance) then it is another verification of Edmund Burke's observation that "evil prevails when good people do nothing."
It was your support of AFA, your prayers for this situation and your contacting the mayor and city councilors that significantly thwarted some of the city, (i.e. taxpayer funded), involvement that may have otherwise occurred had you not stood with us.