June 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — It’s all but impossible to miss. LGBTQ “pride” is being pushed on us from every angle and on an endless array of websites.
The Rotten Tomatoes movie review site is celebrating the “200 Best LGBTQ+ Movies of All Time.” (Yes, the best 200. I can remember when the first gay kiss on TV caused a massive uproar.)
Amazon points to a constant stream of gay-themed programming along with gay-themed publications. As an Amazon website announced, “Amazon enters June bursting ‘with Pride.’”
Indeed, we are told, “Pride Month is all about celebrating love and equality, and today, glamazon, Amazon’s LGBTQIA+ affinity group, raised the new Progress Pride flag, at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. The new flag includes pink, white, and blue to represent the trans community, and black and brown to represent people of color. The design celebrates the many intersections and facets of identity within the LGBTQIA+ community, and its raising is just the start of dozens of activities and events Amazon has planned for June.”
Not to be outdone, an ad running on the ESPN app (and, presumably, on the TV network) during a live sporting event not only features gay and lesbian couples but also a dancing, obese, bearded woman. (Is this a biological man who has transitioned to female, or the reverse? Either way, is this something to celebrate?)
As expected, there have been major gay-related announcements, including the news that NFL player Carl Nassib became the first active player to announce his homosexuality. And then this, from our military: “The Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson.”
Surely, this is why people enlist in the Air Force and train at Nellis, where Air Force pilots on the base’s Warfare Center “undergo the most demanding advanced air combat training in the country.” They enlist to see the Drag Queen shows!
Even while filling out a short response form for a new tech company, I could not avoid being confronted with LGBTQ+ activism. (I don’t think this was because of “pride” month. It’s just symptomatic of the times.)
One of the survey questions was, “How would you describe your gender?”
At one point in the not too distant past, this was a no-brainer, with two simple choices: male or female. But not today, when not even male or female are simple.
Instead, these were the choices offered (and I quote them verbatim): “Female (including transgender women); Male (including transgender men); Prefer to self-describe as … (non-binary, gender-fluid, agender, please specify); None of the above.”
So, not only must we be told that “female” includes men who identify as women and “male” includes women who identify as men (and who was this for, since those who identify as such will already fill out the form accordingly). But we must be given examples of the various ways we can self-describe in case we needed some hints. And then, if none of that works — which is quite mystifying, since you can fill in any self-description you want — just say, “None of the above.”
Is this not gender madness? Is this not a complete departure of biological reality?
The Christian baker, Jack Phillips, needs your support as he is again being targeted by LGBT activists, despite the fact that his stand against compelled speech and being forced to bake a "wedding" cake for homosexuals was vindicated by the Supreme Court in 2018.
Now, a gender-confused man, "Autumn" Scardina, has succeeded in getting Mr. Phillips fined $500 by Denver District Court judge, A. Bruce Jones, for refusing to make a cake celebrating the man's attempted "transition."
The LGBT mob just won’t leave this Christian baker make his living in peace!
But, Phillips and his legal counsel say they will appeal this ruling.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which sends moral support and prayers to Mr. Phillips after this latest assault on his right to free speech and not to be forced, in his work, to promote an ideology with which he disagrees.
The fact that the court pursued the complaint by this gender-confused man, after Phillips' right to reject such compelled speech was confirmed by the Supreme Court, is nothing short of targeting by LGBT activists and harassment by the District Court.
In 2018, the Supreme Court overruled an earlier District Court ruling and determined that forcing Phillips to create a homosexual "wedding" cake was a violation of the First Amendment.
But, just before the Supreme Court's ruling, Scardina (the LGBT-activist-plaintiff in this latest miscarriage of justice) demanded that Phillips create a cake celebrating his “transition.” Upon being refused, Scardina sued Phillips.
"The request was for a custom-designed cake, pink on the inside and blue on the outside, to reflect and celebrate a gender transition," Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal organization protecting religious freedom and Phillips' legal counsel, said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Phillips’ shop declined the request because the customer specifically requested that the cake express messages and celebrate an event in conflict with Phillips’ religious beliefs," ADF continued.
"Jack Phillips serves all people but shouldn’t be forced to create custom cakes with messages that violate his conscience," ADF stated. "The harassment of people like Jack … has been occurring for nearly a decade and must stop."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which supports Jack Phillips against the latest LGBT efforts to persecute him because of this sincerely held religious beliefs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Court forces Christian baker to make cakes celebrating a transgender ‘transition’' - www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-forces-christian-baker-to-make-cakes-celebrating-a-transgender-transition
'Jack Phillips back in court over refusal to bake transgender cake' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/jack-phillips-back-in-court-over-refusal-to-bake-transgender-cake
ADF Statement - https://adfmedia.org/case/scardina-v-masterpiece-cakeshop
**Photo Credit: YouTube screen grab
And what of the news that “Laurel” Hubbard, a biological male weightlifter, will be competing against biological women in the Tokyo Olympics, representing New Zealand?
While Hubbard will be getting a lot of attention in the days ahead, let’s be careful not to forget the name of New Zealand’s “Kuinini ‘Nini’ Manumua, the woman who was ultimately displaced by inclusion of Laurel Hubbard. She’s 21, and it would have been her first Olympics.”
Getting back to gay ‘pride’ month, there was the announcement that transgender reality star Jazz Jennings has gained “almost 100 lbs. in a little less than 2 years.”
As he explained, “I suffer from binge-eating disorder, a disease in which I’m not only addicted to food, but I eat it in large quantities. My binging, along with an increased appetite I experience from some of the meds I’m on, has caused me to gain almost 100 lbs. in a little less than 2 years. I’m posting this photo because it’s time for me to address my weight gain and hold myself accountable.”
For those unfamiliar with Jazz, he became famous as he transitioned from male to female on reality TV. The “meds” he referenced are related to his attempt to live as a woman. And while Jazz used this moment to announce that his TV series would be resuming, that is not what caught my attention.
Instead, it was the reference to his weight gain, attributed in part to his meds. But, Jazz was excited to announce, he was now able to be even more open and forthcoming because there are now so many out and proud transgender teens.
For Jazz, this was a cause of rejoicing. For many others (including me), it was a cause of pain. And that’s what leads to the “sobering moment” referenced in the title of this article.
As reported by the Daily Wire, “A new documentary released earlier this week by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network seeks to expose how some in the medical industry are pushing hesitant parents to medically and surgically transition their children.
“‘Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?’ … explores the sobering consequences of gender transition on children by interviewing 17 doctors, parents, activists, and adults who sought medical affirmation of their gender identities.”
Sobering consequences indeed.
I encourage you to take 51 minutes to watch for yourself and come to your own conclusions. And if you’re not really interested in the subject, then watch it for the sake of the children. Here’s the link.
Let this be what we remember about LGBT Pride Month in 2021.