A recent spate of suicides by young people believed to be engaged in the practice of homosexuality has given the media a green-light to exploit those deaths and tee-up anyone with traditional moral values.
And they never miss such an opportunity. First, CNN brought on their "legal analyst" Jeffrey Toobin:
"These groups don't think homosexuality is normal," Toobin remarked of conservative groups. "They think it's wrong. They think it is a menace to society. So they are the ones who are making it harder for kids, who feel isolated enough as it is, to come forward."
"I mean, this is not some sort of value-neutral approach by these conservative groups. They are trying to make homosexuality an outcast condition, and that's part of the problem," Toobin insisted.
Then, Larry King hosted three "gay-rights" activists, alleged comedians Kathy Griffin and Wanda Sykes, and singer Lance Bass in an anti-Christian lollapalooza. Griffin got things started:
Look, let's cut the crap. I think that the way that we had trickle-down economics in the 80s, this is trickle down homophobia. And I really want people to connect the dots. And that's why I believe there's a connection between Prop 8, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and now the string of teen suicides. It's almost sanctioned to bully gay people and treat them as second-class citizens.
Sykes then wandered in to contribute, though it became pretty clear that philosophical and intellectual conversations aren't exactly her cup of tea:
Sykes claimed that religious leaders who "preach that homophobia is wrong...cause harm to the gay and lesbian community." In context, it can be assumed Sykes meant that preaching homosexuality is wrong. Later in the show, Sykes lectured religious leaders again: "They don't teach the love part [of the Bible]. I'll put it that way. They don't teach the love part enough. And it's all driven on by fear."
And finally, Lance Bass chimed in:
"And it goes back to our leaders, I think. You know, once we finally get rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, when everyone is equal and being able to get married, that's what's teaching our younger generation, you know, what is right and what is wrong."
Amazing, isn't it? Someone should inform Mr. Bass that the notions of right and wrong is exactly what motivates those who oppose the societal embrace of this deadly lifestyle choice of homosexuality. And Ms. Sykes, it's that "deadly" part which renders your little commentary absurd. How is it "loving" to push young people in the direction of making deadly choices with their sexual behavior?
And Ms. Griffin might do well to consider that if she's looking for culprits in these sad cultural trends like suicide, she might be better off picking up a mirror. For more on that, check out Linda Harvey's excellent commentary where she concludes:
But comfort does not equate with goodness. Even if people became much more placid about open homosexuality among 13-year-olds, it still eventually emerges as the brutal violation of childhood innocence, and natural gender and heterosexual identity that it is. The essence of authentic goodness cannot be suppressed without dire consequences now or later.
The answer is what the answer always has been in America: Punish the guilty and continue to uphold the honorable, the true and the good. No other path will be fair or just for our children, now and in the future.
The grand social experiment of sexual anarchy is collapsing before our eyes with tragic results. It's time we turn the tables and focus in on who is to blame. So far, the media doesn't seem too interested in doing that.