Conservative Theology

The Emergence of Pro-Homosexual Hate Groups

JB

Ever since the group Bash Back antagonized a Church in Lansing, I've been reading up on the doings of the pro-homosexual hate groups.  I don't know how long these groups have been in operation, but it is clear that they are now invigorating themselves, largely in response to California's Proposition 8.

What amazes me about so many pro-homosexual organizations is the complete lack of thought that goes into anything they say.  Many of the things they say are either (a) obviously false, or (b) downright contradictory.  For instance, here are Bash Back's "points of unity":

  1. Fight for liberation. Nothing more, nothing less. State recognition in the form of oppressive institutions such as marriage and militarism are not steps toward liberation but rather towards heteronormative assimilation.
  2. A rejection of Capitalism, Imperialism, and all forms of State power.
  3. Actively oppose oppression both in and out of the “movement.” All oppressive behavior is not to be tolerated.
  4. Respect a diversity of tactics in the struggle for liberation. Do not solely condemn an action on the grounds that the State deems it to be illegal.

I don't know if anyone ever told them, but #2 is actually self-contradictory.  Capitalism is the removal of state power over the economy.  Maybe they were thinking of Mercantilism?  In any case, it is obvious that they have little education as to what the different forms of economy are that exist, especially since they don't have a destination economic system listed.

Second, if they are not shooting for recognition in marriage, what exactly are they trying to be free from?  If they are trying to force someone else's way of thinking, how is that not a form of state coersion?

What is amazing is how often these sorts of groups and websites call for action according to some grand ideal, but never list any specifics.  When people list specific egregious acts that have been performed against homosexuals, invariably the perpetrator is already in jail for the crime!  If this is a state oppression, the state wouldn't be the one sentencing the oppressors.  It's possible in some areas that law-enforcement is turning a blind eye towards crimes against gay people.  If that is the case, then that should be their message.  I think everyone can agree that selective enforcement and prejudicial action by police is bad for a society, no matter who is being hurt and who is benefitting - in the long run, we all lose out from that sort of problem.  But that is not the call, which leads me to believe that, mostly, crimes against gay people are followed up as just as much (or, perhaps, just as little) as crimes against everyone else.

Third, how can they say they oppose oppression?  That is precisely what they are doing!  That's the entire purpose of Bash Back - to engage in oppression against the people they don't like.  They should just be honest about that rather than hide it.

These points of unity are just as boneheaded as the reasoning in recent anarchist propoganda for proposition 8 domestic terrorism.  First of all, it's interesting because if a Christian group, no matter how small, put out stuff like this, it would receive national attention.  Anyway, the piece promotes sabotage and targeted vandalism. But what's also terrible is the reasoning behind it.  They don't like the fact that our society has "order givers" and "order takers", and that makes us undemocratic.  What kind of reasoning is this?  You will always have order givers and order takers in every type of society ever conceived of!  What is different is that in a democracy the order receivers have a say in who the order givers are.  And I don't know of any group of citizens who is being systematically denied that voice, nor is that being claimed.

So, as you can see, the pro-homosexual hate groups are consistently putting forth nonsense for support of their positions (and, if you think this is bad, you should see their Biblical exegesis!).  This is different from, say, Communism, which, despite its being totally wrong, at least had a clear and self-consistent message about what the problems with society was and how they should be solved.  These groups are different - they are just full of hate.

Anyway, the pro-homosexual hate groups are starting to emerge and gain traction.  It is time to point out publicly both their idiocy and their hatred of their fellow human.  But remember, in all things, this isn't a personal problem, it's a Jesus problem.  Which means that the solution lies in Jesus more than politics or any other mechanism.  Certainly, politics is a valid course of action, but remember that unless the Lord builds a house, the builders work is useless.