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America's Gaystapo Receives Three Serious Setbacks

America's Gaystapo Receives Three Serious Setbacks
Down but not out. Culture is still overwhelmingly in favor of homosexual marriage

NEWS ANALYSIS

By David W. Virtue, DD
www.virtueonline.org
September 17, 2019

There is little doubt that if Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg should either win the presidency or become VP at the next general election, that the sexual landscape in America will radically alter, perhaps forever.

Orthodoxy, now under siege from without and within (the churches) would find itself under greater threat, and the First Amendment that protects our precious freedoms would come under greater scrutiny from America's cultural left.

The left has already won with the Obergefell ruling, a landmine ruling that not even President Trump has dared to publicly step on or tweet about, even though he has addressed the abortion issue with public acclamation from evangelicals.

The deeper truth is that any criticism of homosexual behavior already proscribed by mainline churches and leftist elites would suddenly now be met with hate "crime" charges resulting in heavy fines and jail time.

It was Chicago's Cardinal Francis George who famously said that he expected to die in his bed. His successors would die imprisoned and martyred. He had the culture wars in mind.

Recently America's homosexual mafia got three resounding setbacks.

The first was a new survey revealing the LGBT movement is falling out of favor with millennials and younger Americans.

According to The Accelerating Acceptance report conducted by The Harris Poll for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD, survey respondents who were in the 18--34 age bracket reported that they were much less tolerant of LGBT men and women than they were in surveys taken the previous two years.

The organization has been tracking this sentiment to measure "the state of America's hearts and minds when it comes to accepting LGBT people," their website states.

The report was released ahead of Friday's 50th anniversary of what many see as the inception of the modern LGBT movement in the U.S., the Stonewall riots in New York City.

Young people ages 18-34 were the only age group to see a decline in positive feelings toward LGBT individuals.

Generation Z, the next generation after the Millennials, aged 15 -- 25 are cautious; where the Millennials are self-obsessed. The Gen-Z inherited this world of selfishness and aspire to find ways to serve and give back. Millennials were raised in indulgent and stable '60s families, but the Gen-Z live amidst divorce and broken homes, longing for the family they've never had. Where the Millennials seek to undermine social mores, the Gen-Z find themselves in a broken world and look for ways to put it back together.

They are post-partisan, dissatisfied with both parties and the political establishment. Instead they are reactionaries seeking to do away with current world order of divorce, abortion and gay marriage altogether.. They aspire to a world they never knew, the world of their grandfather and grandmothers.

When asked to comment on same-sex marriage, transgender rights and cannabis legislation, 59 per cent of Generation Z teenagers said they had conservative views.

The second setback was in the City of New York, where a ban on homosexual conversion therapy was recently repealed pending a federal lawsuit that could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, himself a homosexual, introduced the repeal calling it "a painful decision."

"The courts have changed considerably over the last few years, and we cannot count on them to rule in favor of much-needed protections for the LGBTQ community. To be clear, this alleged therapy is barbaric and inhumane, but repealing this law seemed to be the best path forward," he said.

He called the law "really quite extreme" and pushed back against the idea that it was vulnerable only because of a more conservative Supreme Court. You can thank Donald Trump for that. Many see this as an overturn of the nation's death-oriented culture, which was created by political correctness.

The Alliance Defending Freedom had filed a federal lawsuit over a ban in January on behalf of a therapist in Brooklyn, saying it violated free speech between a therapist and client. Reparative therapy has been banned in New Jersey, California, Oregon and Vermont to name but a few states.

Never mind that there is overwhelming evidence that reparative therapy does work if entered into voluntarily by people who no longer desire unwanted same sex attractions. The ruling in New York City, one of the most liberal cities in the world, was seen by many as a serious setback for the homosexual lobby.

The third setback came this week when two Arizona artists who refused to create invitations to same-sex weddings due to their Christian beliefs were within their legal rights, the US state's top court ruled.

The state Supreme Court's decision invalidates previous judgments against the two women for violating a "human relations ordinance" introduced by the southwestern city of Phoenix to safeguard LGBTQ rights.

According to their lawyers, the two artists could have faced up to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine each time they refused to make invitations to homosexual weddings.

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of a small calligraphy company specializing in handwritten invitations, opened legal proceedings against the city in 2016 over the ordinance. The pair claim their Christian faith prevents them from promoting same-sex marriage, including by making invitation cards. Phoenix's ordinance would compel them to violate their freedom of expression and religion, they argued.

"Duka and Koski's beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some," the court found in its ruling. "But the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive. They are for everyone."

While the judges did not generalize their ruling to cover all commercial activity, gay rights advocates warned it sets the stage for further legal battles.

The plaintiffs were represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative organization dedicated to challenging similar laws across the US.

The ADF represented a Colorado pastry chef who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding in 2012.

The widely followed and divisive case reached the Supreme Court six years later, which ruled partially in favor of the chef.

Charges of bigotry, hate and homophobia are now the standard tropes of the Gaystapo movement in America. The legal battle will rage on for years as it has with Roe v. Wade. The outcome is now more uncertain, but you can be sure that, like Hitler's Brownshirt Storm Troopers, the Gaystapo will not rest till the gayification of America is complete.

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