Houston mayor (and lesbian) Annise Parker’s recent actions exemplify history repeating itself, the necessity for understanding context, and realizing that the simplest solution is found amidst child’s play.
Parker and gay agenda supporters immediately bring to mind the children’s game Simon Says (and other themes from children’s rhymes.) The game’s primary rule, “Do what I say, Not what I do,” is designed to teach children to observe and differentiate between commands and actions. The same skills are necessary for adults. The definitions of tolerance, equality, morality, or societal and behavioral norms differ depending on who uses them.
For example, regarding Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, nearly triple the number of required signatures were obtained to petition for its repeal. Yet Parker and Houston’s city attorney redefined the requirement and rejected the petition. In response, Houstonians sued. Parker countered, by subpoenaing Christian ministers’ sermons and emails, then revised it to “speeches and presentations.”
Walker is not alone. In more than five states, from Indiana to North Carolina, judges are reversing the will of voters by overturning state marriage laws determined by ballot initiatives and constitutional amendments.
Judges are also demanding that ministers be imprisoned for believing and teaching their faith, and that small businesses be fined and closed because their owners won’t bake cakes, take photos, or arrange flowers. And the IRS recently agreed to audit churches.
Many Americans wonder, why follow any law if the only relevant law is what a mayor chooses? Or why vote at all if a judge can nullify the outcome? Why express your faith if you might lose your job?
Simon Says is obviously more than fun and games.
Over the last 25 years, nearly every area of society has been transformed by a successful rebranding scheme devised by Harvard-educated intellectuals and gay activists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. In 1990, they initiated an aggressive marketing campaign, detailing their approach in After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s. Their strategy incorporated six points:
- “Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible.”
- “Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers.”
- “Give homosexual protectors a just cause.”
- “Make gays look good.”
- “Make the victimizers look bad.”
- “Get funds from corporate America.”
The gay agenda does not solely want tolerance, the right to privacy, or legal protection, but affirmation of the gay lifestyle as a societal and legal norm. Its only obstacle has been, and will always be, Christians who remain faithful to biblical teaching and those who support several millennia of social norms understood as fundamental to human flourishing.
The gay agenda, like Simon Says and very much like Humpty Dumpty, seeks to distract, confuse, and completely bewilder. Brilliantly portrayed by Lewis Carroll through a preposterous and lengthy conversation in Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty best explains their approach. He says to Alice:
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