Left-Wing ‘Moral’ Radicalism Pours Out of the Box

Now that homosexual marriage is the law of the land in ten states (the Illinois state legislature just voted in favor of it), we’re going to see a ramp up of moral depravity and forced compliance in every area of life. Demands, edicts, laws, and bullying are going to be ground out like pork sausage. The people who have supported the homosexual movement have no idea what they’ve unleashed.

Now there is a fight going on among homosexual marriage advocates on how they want to be described by the press. It’s all about literary “style.” It seems that the Associated Press, a liberal bastion of biased news reporting, is being hammered by the “gay” community because the AP has determined “that ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ should not be used routinely to describe ‘gay marriages.’”

Here’s how the AP wanted to describe homosexuals who are somehow “married” in the eyes of goofball legislators and lots of screwed up voters:

SAME-SEX COUPLES: We were asked how to report about same-sex couples who call themselves “husband” and “wife.” Our view is that such terms may be used in AP stories with attribution. Generally AP uses couples or partners to describe people in civil unions or same-sex marriages.“Attribution” means if the terms “husband” and “wife” already appear in stories that are being reported on by the AP the terms can be used in an AP news story released to news agencies. At the moment, the AP is in clarification mode because it received disapproval by officials from the Gaystapo. It won’t be long before the “gay mafia” sends the equivalent of Luca Brasi to set them straight, or should I say, “gay.”

Homosexuals have been using bullying tactics to get there way for a long time. It’s just that most people are afraid to report on the stories because they fear that they too will be bullied. Consider this story from England. Former East London councilor Alan Craig wrote a column in the October 28, 2011 edition of the Church of England Newspaper:

“In his column Craig referred to a number of high-profile legal cases where Christians claim to have been penalised for their views on homosexuality.

“He wrote: ‘Having forcibly – and understandably – rectified the Versailles-type injustices and humiliations foisted on the homosexual community, the UK’s victorious Gaystapo are now on a roll. Their gay-rights stormtroopers take no prisoners as they annex our wider culture, and hotel owners, registrars, magistrates, doctors, counsellors, and foster parents … find themselves crushed under the pink jackboot.”

“‘Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions and has already occupied the Sudetenland social uplands of the Home Office, the educational establishment, the politically-correct police. Following a plethora of equalities legislation, homosexuals are now protected and privileged by sexual orientation regulations and have achieved legal equality by way of civil partnerships. But it’s only 1938 and Nazi expansionist ambitions are far from sated.’”

This was bold indeed, but it’s true. In order not seem irrelevant and Neanderthalian. Liberals give into every demand for freedom of expression not realizing that there is a high moral cultural cost. They don’t want to seem “out of touch” or “judgmental.” They can go around to their friends and show off how “open minded” they are, not realizing that their open mind has become a sewer for every new demand for “free” expression.

Craig’s use of the phrase “long march through the institutions” is spot on. To change the culture, Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), the onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy, argued, “would require a ‘long march through the institutions’—the arts, cinema, theater, schools, colleges, seminaries, newspapers, magazines, and the new electronic medium [of the time], radio.”1

Gramsci would be proud how well his ideas took root, although I doubt that he had homosexual marriage in mind. The old-school communists didn’t care for Gramsci, probably because once Pandora’s Box is opened, there’s no way of knowing what might come out.

We’re now learning that Russian officials are working to ban “homosexual propaganda among minors.” Closing Pandora’s Box is going to be hard work.

  1. Patrick J. Buchanan, Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization (New York: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2001), 77. []