Is Pride becoming political poison?

The battle for gay rights has been over for a long time. The last domino to fall was gay marriage. The Supreme Court decided that case in 2015, and the nationwide trend toward adopting gay marriage was clearly established before then.


Not everybody is OK with gay marriage, gay adoption, or other homosexual-related “rights,” and the protected class status is in some cases still up for grabs, but overall the battle for full acceptance of homosexual relationships is firmly established.

As a practical matter homosexuals in many cases have more rights than dissenting heterosexuals–as I outlined in other articles, adoptive or foster parents in Oregon are required to bring children to Pride parades, put up Pride posters, and promote alphabet ideology in all its forms. In almost every case where gay rights are invoked to prove oppression, the actual story is about how a gay activist is trying to suppress the rights of a Christian to dissent. Think bakers.

Yet as Pride became an accepted part of American society, Pride itself metastasized into a movement utterly unrelated to gay rights. It became an umbrella movement that includes anything remotely “Queer,” including transgenderism, sex workers, Minor Attracted Persons (pedophiles), and furries.

This was exactly what the opponents of gay marriage feared and often predicted, and in this case, they were right to be concerned. It turns out that slippery slopes are real, not an imagined phenomenon.

This is especially true when an underlying premise of an idea is that fundamental reality doesn’t exist; if everything is a concept derived from our imagination, then there is no firm ground to stand on when making distinctions. The argument against gay marriage was simple, as was the argument for it. Today’s alphabet arguments are about completely eradicating the foundations of reality.


Opponents argued that marriage exists because the family is the foundation of society, and families exist for the procreation and raising of children. While not all marriages bear fruit, the ground upon which the institution of marriage is justified is that the primary unit of society is a married couple and their children.

Proponents argued a similarly simple case: marriage is an expression of love, and love is love regardless of the people doing the loving.

Do you see the difference? One has to do with the family as the unit; the other begins with individuals and ends with the satisfaction of those individuals.

Social conservatives lost the gay marriage battle when no-fault divorce became a thing, not in 2015. No fault divorce accepted the “love is love” argument–that families are easily dissoluble when the individuals are unhappy for any reason. Once the happiness of the individuals becomes primary, the issue is settled regarding who should or should not be married. Marriage is for people who believe they would be happier married.

In any case, that is a diversion from my core point, which is the invasion of “Queer” ideology into the gay rights movement.

Gay rights were always about integrating gays into the larger society; “Queer” activism is about destroying that larger society because it is fundamentally corrupt and based upon an ideology of a fixed Nature and morality that Queers believe are illusions.

This ideology, unlike gay rights, is a bridge too far for most Americans. Largely because it is based upon a rejection of those very Americans’ values. That includes traditional liberals and traditional conservatives. All of us are oppressors in a system designed to keep Queers down.


I expect the status of homosexuals to remain solid, at least to the extent that the gay rights movement moves away from supporting Queer ideology as so many have recently. But Pride? I think it is dying. “Queers” have poisoned the concept.

A test case will be how politicians in non-insane states get treated for their cozying up to the Queer community.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is an advocate of alphabet ideology, and his cozying up to some of the more unsavory elements of the movement is going to become a serious issue in the upcoming campaign.

In 2020, Beshear defended himself after facing backlash for the photo, telling local NBC affiliate WLWT at the time that “everyone in Kentucky counts,” and he “would absolutely take that picture again.”

When asked whether Beshear felt the same way in 2023 as he did in 2020 following the Dodgers controversy, campaign spokesperson Alex Floyd said the attacks over the photo were an attempt to divide Kentuckians.

Beshear is up for election this year–Kentucky is one of the few states that has important elections in the off-year–and is cozying up to an anti-Catholic Queer group that performs explicitly sexual shows using a crucifix as a stripper pole may not sit well with everybody in Kentucky.

In a less charged environment, this might be a splash in the pan, but Pride has become toxic to many people, rather than an annoyance. People are fed up. Not with gays, per se, but with alphabet ideology. It is not only in-your-face but is explicitly based upon the proposition that average people are trash and oppressors.


The backlash is intense and hasn’t crested yet. It will eventually burn out, but I would be very surprised if the political landscape after the backlash will look much like it did before.

Beshear will surely be a test case whether this is the case.

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