Welcome to Pride Month!
Apparently, the powers that be chose June to be the month that we celebrate the spectrum of the LGBT+ community…and I’ve got to tell you, the display of colors has been fabulous.
Seriously, if you don’t look at the colors of the rainbow and feel a certain kind of way, you’re either dead inside or you just happen to be color blind.
Regardless of how you feel about seeing rainbows everywhere, for 30 days, we’ll be inundated with all things LGBTQIA+.
Now, personally, I support the LGBT+ community.
To me, the very definition of “Conservative” means that what a person does is THEIR business and their business ONLY. As long as what a person does doesn’t harm another person, then their choices are their choices and what they do doesn’t concern me.
Do what you want, don’t hurt people, and don’t force your choices/opinions on other people.
That’s the foundation of Conservatism as far as I’m concerned – and if you have a problem with other people’s choices, then you may want to do a little introspection and figure out why things that have nothing to do with you bother you so much.
Of course, there are many factions of the LGBT+ community and their intermediaries that are determined to push their choices onto those who aren’t a part of the community.
And that’s where I have a problem.
For example, they insist that you use certain pronouns, insist that you ignore what you know about basic biology, and ignore the fact that they’re pushing confusing information on children by forcing them to learn about alternative sexual preferences in elementary school.
Where The Line Gets Blurred
That’s when the line gets blurred…
As I’ve stated, I don’t push my beliefs on others, and I don’t want theirs pushed on me. However, that is something that happen on a daily basis, especially during Pride Month, and some are feeling entitled and emboldened to do exactly that.
It’s definitely changing things…
In fact, it’s changing things so much that “coming out” has become the “in” thing to do.
People around the world are coming out and revealing their “alternative” sexualities.
For example, British actress Sophie Turner, known for her role as Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones,” wife of American pop singer Joe Jonas, has just revealed in a social media story that she may be bisexual.
Remember, she’s currently married to a man…so it makes you wonder what a revelation like that could even mean.
But the English actress isn’t the only one “coming out” as bisexual.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s youngest daughter Michaela has similarly come out as bisexual in a social media post celebrating her “queer identity/”
The 23-year-old opened up about her sexuality in honor of Pride Month, sharing a picture of herself posing in a “gay for you” baseball hat and starting her post with “Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo is #queer.”
In her post, she gives her support to LGBT+ community and their allies – and then talks about her own sexuality, saying, “Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me. I stand indebted to the activists who fought for my right to love and happiness. I stand with a helping hand outreached to those finding their way from under socially constructed boxes to emerge from the closet. I’m standing with you.”
Now, I didn’t realize being bisexual was something that one had to be “brave” about…
But here Michaela is showing how strong she is.
However, one can’t wonder whether all these “coming-outs” are genuine…
It’s hard to take people seriously anymore as, in some circles, being any form of “queer” is seen as the “cool” thing to be. For that reason, many people may be inspired to “come out” not because it’s who they are, but as a desperate cry for attention.
It’s hard to know whether these are people who are actually wanting to acknowledge their sexuality or they just want to be seen as one of the “in” crowd.
That they’re cool and people should like them and pay attention to them.
Because this isn’t something that you’d wait to reveal if it’s something that’s been TRULY weighing on you…
But that’s what they want.
Because those “powers that be” will now see Pride Month as a success….
“See? Look how many people felt the courage and strength to come out during this month! It works! Let’s make sure we continue to support this kind courage! Maybe we should have a Pride Month multiple times a year?!”
But it all may be just lies and half-truths told to get attention…
And it’s confusing the crap out of people in the process.
If this is how they TRULY feel, good for them! I’m happy they’re living their truth…
However, if this is just a cry for attention, then I feel sorry for them and America, because this is the wrong kind of thing people should be getting attention over.
We should celebrate accomplishments…
So much for the great American meritocracy.
“Enforcing equality to compensate for the monstrous unfairness of nature destroys liberty. But total liberty leads to various forms of “aristocracy” and decay. Yet total equality leads to oppressive statism and decay. However, equality of opportunity leads to a vibrantly chaotic and creative meritocracy.” – Peter J. Carroll