My Thoughts About Gay Pride

I believe this nation has had all it can stand where political correctness is concerned.

Correctness? Who came up with that one anyway?

Do you want to know what it was that got me started on this tirade? Tonight, in my hometown, there’s a Capital Pride Parade. Why should that bother me?

Does it not bother you?

Apparently June is Gay Pride Month. Nice. It’s a month to recognize “gays” for their achievements and contributions.

Which is a nice thing to do. It’s nice to recognize people for the great things they do. It’s important for our society to honor people who make a difference in the lives of others.

But what in the name of Heaven does their sexual orientation have to do with it?

Do they do their honorable deeds because they are gay? Does their “gayness” represent something they’ve had to overcome, making their contributions much more valuable? You know, like Helen Keller? She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Years ago, while watching an old Muppets movie, “Muppets Take Manhattan”, I learned something from the character named Pete. He had a line in which he said to Kermit, “I tell you what is, froggy; peoples is peoples.” Isn’t that a great line?

Why doesn’t our nation get it? Why don’t we let people just be people?

Gay Pride. Really? Pride?

Look, I’m not against anyone or any particular group; I want everyone to be happy. And I want everyone to know the love of God as revealed through his son, Jesus Christ. But pride thumbs its nose at everyone else, including God. Pride tells all who will listen, “I have a better way. I know more than you. I am better than you.”

That may work with our society. But it doesn’t impress God.

And in spite of the opinion of a few, it doesn’t add anything to someone’s story.

Let’s drop all of the labels and tags. If someone does a great thing, recognize him or her with a plaque, award and a cake. Interview them and let them tell their story. But for Pete’s sake, don’t ask them which gender they prefer to make love to! Too much information. And it’s nothing to brag about.

Pride. That in itself should be a clue something’s wrong.

Oh, by the way… About 3800 years ago there was another city having a Gay Pride parade.

But that one was rained out.

Sorry, no picture with this post. Nothing seemed appropriate.

13 Comments

  1. Kelly

    Jan,
    Your post made me think. I went to the dictionary and looked up the word “pride”. Here is what the dictionary told me.
    Pride[ prahyd ]
    noun

    1. a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

    2. the state or feeling of being proud.

    3. a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.

    Now #2 and #3 – are they really that bad?
    I understand your comments but was just wondering on the word issue with pride.

    • Thanks Kelly. No, sometimes pride is okay, but when it exalts something or someone that’s clearly flaunting their repulsive and unnatural affections and lusts, actually wanting more than just acceptance, I have a problem with that. If all the lgbt community wanted was acceptance, they would treat everyone else like it, instead of trying to force feed the populace.

  2. The Book of Proverbs says: O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. And also says: Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

    I can appreciate that you don’t understand Gay Pride. You are a heterosexual white woman, who doesn’t know what it’s like to be an oppressed minority. As a result, you dismiss LGBT Pride and completely diminish it’s purpose.

    You say that the Capital Pride Parade induced a tirade within you about being politically correct. Despite your having an awareness of what being politically correct means, you cast that convention aside, and opted to denigrate the gay community anyway.

    Instead of criticizing a community that you know little about, wouldn’t it be more productive to engage in dialogue to find out more before you criticize.

    Like you I’m a blogger, and I recently wrote about Gay Pride, and here’s a snippet.

    “So the next time someone asks you why gay pride is important, you can tell them that it’s important because homophobia hasn’t gone away. You can tell them it’s important because anti-gay bullies infect every strata of society, from young to old. You can tell them it’s important because being visible is still a problem in some of our cities and towns, and across the world. And you can also tell them it’s important because you never have to tell the world that you’re straight.”

    Anytime you’d like to chat about this, I’d be happy to explain it all.

    Roy
    jiveinthe415.com

    http://www.jiveinthe415.com/2014/06/lgbt-pride-in-2014-do-we-still-need-gay.html

    • Well, actually I’m a white male. Are YOU an oppressed minority because you’re gay? Why does sexual orientation have to enter into the mix? And why does the LGBT community have to parade their unnatural lifestyle before the rest of society? The lifestyle is not supported by nature or God, yet the LGBT community wants society to endorse or recognize it like it is.

      And even if society says the behavior is fine and dandy, there is someone with a much higher authority who disagrees. By the way, he will have the final say.

      I’m not against any individual. I do know what it’s like to be addicted to sexual perversion, and I know the power of God that set me free. That’s what I want for everyone.

      So I write, speaking my thoughts just like you speak yours. Mine can lead to life. Where will yours ultimately lead to?

      Thanks for commenting. Jan (white heterosexual male)

  3. Anonymous

    Gay people have gone through a lot of turmoil, abuse, and have been the butt of many jokes for a long, long time. The Gay Pride Month and the parade are a way to honor them and say we love you and won’t abuse you anymore, we will support you. It’s not about flaunting their sexuality just to throw it in others’ faces. Pride is about being proud of who you are, not necessarily about thinking yourself superior over others.

    Do you also hate Black History Month? What do you think that month is about? Giving black people a reason to be cocky?

    Also, there was no need for the snarky biblical comment at the end. God may hate gay pride, but he also hates when people judge others and belittle their acts of confidence, because it is not our place to judge. Good thing God always forgives you, gay people probably won’t if you take away their opportunity to show the world they have overcome animosity.

    • I don’t hate anyone. I can understand Black History Month much more than Gay Pride Month. A person has no choice whatsoever in regards to the color of their skin. “Gays” choose. As for the comment at the end, I simply meant this –

      this subject can be debated from now until the end of the world. And maybe it will be. But ultimately God has the final say.

  4. Anonymous

    I think it’s YOU who has the pride problem. Telling the gay person who commented that he is going to hell while you go to heaven? Calling their actions repulsive and you don’t understand why you have to flaunt them?

    Not very Christian-like. In fact, not Christian-like at all. It’s people like who give Christians a bad name. Just because you believe what God believes, doesn’t mean you have to shove it down others’ throats as you think gay people are doing to you.

    I seriously can’t believe you don’t see how horrible you are being and that God would never approve of your superiority complex.

    • I’m always amazed when I receive comments like yours. Let me give you a hypothetical situation. Say you’re driving your car down a road, late at night, and suddenly you see me standing in the middle of the road waving frantically at you. Would you run me over? Would you consider me full of pride and judgmental? If you stopped to find out why I was flagging you down would you be irritated that I caused you delay? When I told you that the bridge up ahead was washed out and to continue would lead to your own demise, would you still consider me cocky and full of pride because I had escaped death and was trying to help you do the same?

      Shrug me off, think me a fool, or call me any name you’d like. I tolerate your opinion, even allow you to post on my site. But this horrible guy (me) only wants to warn anyone and everyone (regardless of their sexual preference) that there really is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun.

      Thanks for commenting.

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