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Smart-Gay vs. Dumb-Gay

Dictators seem to have an issue with gays. A perspicacious lot, dictators fight some sort of gay threat invisible to regular people. While Christians and traditionalists might decry gay acts, leftist dictators go straight to hating and oppressing gay people. From Nazi Germany to today’s Iran, this tiny and largely invisible minority has had a lot of trouble at the hands of dictators. Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is the latest windmill tilter with his laughable oppression talk. After all, when Islamic terrorists are blowing up Sochi, why not oppress the gays?

Enter the Village People. Some self-appointed leaders of the gay movement – whatever that is – want former front man Victor Willis to use his YMCA song as a protest against Putin’s weirdness. After all, YMCA is an anthem to anonymous gay sex, so the song would be a dog whistle to those who place Putin’s gay oppression on the same level as his trampling of an entire nation’s rights.

In addition to a talent for campy disco, Willis also seems to have a brain for politics and self-preservation. He declined to present his song as a protest, implausibly claiming the song is not really about casual gay sex. In fact, Willis knows that YMCA and the Village People brand is extremely valuable. Every sports event, wedding, and movie that exploits YMCA’s catchy groove puts a few dollars in the royalty pot. After Gary Glitter was exposed as a vicious pedophile, the sports anthem playlist got a little thin.

Perhaps Willis practices self-interest, or perhaps he likes that his songs represent good times as much as gay sex. Either way, he made the smart and classy choice by not poking a hornet’s nest. Smart-gay here.

Enter Chris Kluwe, who is straight by the way. This week, Kluwe dumped on his former employers at the Vikings, claiming his termination was due to his support for gay marriage. He showed how his coach asked him to tone his politics down, presumably to focus on things like punting. The Vikings are in the business of winning games – in 2013 losing. If Tim Tebow’s distraction from the field was intolerable, a gay marriage hammering punter should have taken the advice to shut-up.

The Vikings claim Kluwe was fired because of his inadequate play, which may be the case considering the importance of punters. Most people watch football for entertainment, not to be reminded of divisive politics, which makes Kluwe dumb-gay. The left’s penchant for joyless negativity might fly on MSNBC with its cry-baby pundits, but the NFL is a no-excuses league that likes to keep its brand clean.

Overturning millennia of social tradition takes brains and tact, not a whiny blow-hard whose only talent is vindictive sniping. Bob Costas, that means you too. Those who want to advance the gay agenda – if there even is one – should consult Mr. Willis.

How To Make Friends By Arguing Religion

Many TV viewers are familiar with Dan Savage’s media project It Gets Better, which is designed to chipper-up downtrodden gay youths. Not terribly surprisingly, Savage is also a partisan Democrat who has courted the support of many top Democrats such as Pres. Obama and Sec. Clinton. In a recent speech to some high school students, Savage outlined perceived injustices against gays at the hands of Christians and the Holy Bible. Sadly, Savage displayed only enough biblical knowledge to be offensive.

Savage’s general theme is that modern society chooses to ignore some things in the Bible, so why not also ignore the proscription against gay sex (although Savage incorrectly states that the Bible forbids being gay, a subtle difference). The Bible forbids shellfish, commands that previously known brides be stoned to death, and these laws are no longer observed, so why not also ignore Leviticus’s gay sex ban? The reason Christians do not generally follow Halakah is they believe that Jesus set them free from the Old Covenant. The Apostle Peter had a vision wherein God freed him to eat unclean foods. Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan overrode the rigid cleanliness laws Savage pretends that Christians simply “ignore.” Jesus specifically stopped the practice of executing adulterous women (“Let he who is without sin . . .”). All of Savage’s criticisms of Christians ignoring Old Testament laws are bunk, but to Savage, whipping Christians is more valuable than researching the truth.

By far Savage’s most virulent Christian attack that day was his repeated insistence that Christianity and the Bible are pro-slavery. He argues that the Bible “got it wrong” on slavery, so why cannot Christians believe the Bible “got it wrong” on gay sex? Specifically, Savage cites Paul’s letter to Philemon wherein Savage alleges Paul argues for the good treatment of a slave, but not his release. Savage omits that Paul was then in prison for being different (a Christian), something Savage need not face in today’s dark anti-gay world. In fact, Paul does ask for the slave to be freed, and he was eventually freed because he went on to travel the world as an Apostle. The myth that the New Testament is pro-slavery also is based on various other verses that mention slavery, but do not specifically condemn the institution. However, the theme of these verses is not acceptance of slavery, but stating that Christianity is open to all classes, even slaves.

Further demolishing Savage’s claim that Christianity and the Bible are pro-slavery is the simple history of abolition. The entire human history involves slavery, which was practiced by all major societies, within and between all races and religions. The practice was only abolished throughout the civilized world thanks to Christians. In England, a Christian government bought and freed the slaves. In England’s colonies and former colonies, Baptists and Presbyterians led the fight to end slavery. Christianity was a religion anchored on the lower classes and slaves. Christianity created the concept that even slaves were equal to the rulers in God’s judgment. The Christian abolition movement of the 19th Century was the fulfillment of Christian principles, not a choice to ignore the Bible. Savage’s slandering of one of Christianity’s greatest gifts to mankind is laughable.

Still, Savage’s pathetic pandering to the atheist Left is no justification for bullying gay teens. Of course only about 4% of the population is gay, so the majority of bully victims are straight. Savage is appropriating a dark facet of human nature – bullying – into the Left’s meme that Christians and Republicans are hateful and are to blame for the world’s injustices. If gays are just normal people, then some of them are hateful bullies too. Perhaps the bullying Savage allegedly suffered was not because he was gay but because of his demonstrated need to pick unfair fights with people who really have no interest in harming him.

Everyone Is Wrong On Gay Marriage

Last week New York GOP lawmakers and a Dem governor passed a law “giving gay couples the same marital rights as everyone else,” as the Huffington Post put it. Traditionalists object to gay marriage, but they can only blame themselves for entrusting the institution to the government. Likewise gay-rights activists are surely pleased with the new law, but they should ask themselves what they really want from this issue and whether the government can ever deliver.

First off, what is marriage? To traditionalists, marriage is the joining of a man and a woman, as ordained by God. To secularists, and as a practical matter, marriage is a civil contract between two people. Marriage provides for such things as the transfer of wealth between spouses, visitation and other rights when a spouse is ill or dying, the sharing of common assets, and the distribution of those assets in the event of divorce. Forget about children and marriage; an ever increasing portion of today’s children are illegitimate.

The practical aspects of marriage are things all people should be free to do without the government’s blessing. People have the natural right to assemble and associate as they will, and that includes contracts for the sharing of assets. They have the right to handle their bodies as they will, including assigning those rights in the event of their incapacitation. They have the right to transfer their wealth to whomever they want without penalty. The government is not giving such rights to married couples; it is denying those natural rights to everyone else.

There are more unmarried straight people who need to exercise these natural rights than there are gay couples, but for some reason the Old Time Media only focuses on gay-rights. Rather than campaign for the lifting of the government restrictions on all people, the gay-rights movement just sought to get under the marriage umbrella.

Anyone can hold a marriage ceremony anywhere. Anyone can wear a ring. Anyone can cohabitate and raise children. The laws surrounding the transfer of wealth apply to less than 1% of taxpayers. Anybody can already visit Vermont for some syrup and a gay marriage. Very few lives will change in a practical way with the NY’s new law. Why the gay-rights obsession with government sanctioned marriage? Acceptance is the real gay-rights goal.

Gay-rights activists are sure to be sorely disappointed to learn that nobody’s opinion of gay marriage will change simply because NY now allows them to fill out a standard form. Gay marriage is a symbolic blast of hot air. Traditionalists will not change their beliefs. Life will go on, apart from a handful of politicians like Pres. Obama who in 2008 saidI believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me as a Christian — it is also a sacred union.”

Those who oppose gay marriage can only blame themselves for entrusting their institution with the government. The government twists in the political winds, and can only be relied on to disappoint. Most people now know that entrusting their retirement and healthcare to the government was a mistake. Entrusting marriage to the government is a similar roll of the dice.

The government should not endorse gay marriage; the government should get out of the marriage business altogether. Most of all, nobody should look to the government for validation of his life or defense of his religion. The governments of the US are corrupt, capricious, and are the biggest threat to the nation’s survival. Why should anyone expect such bodies to arbitrate morals?