The first step for Christian conservatives to win the war against the gay movement is to rebrand the terms, said a few panelists at this weekend’s The Awakening conference at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
“‘Gay’ is a left-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires,” said Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California. “Gay identity does not exist.”
Sorba proposed alternatives to the word “gay,” which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:
* “Same-sex attraction”
* “Same-sex intercourse”
* “Unnatural vice”
Later in the discussion, it was suggested that gays should also be referred to as “anti-Christian.”
Now this would be amusing, except that the LGBT community plays into the same thing. Over on the Prop8TrialTracker, the Admins have scolded the community for falling into the "Gay vs Religion" meme. Why is it that so many progressives are so intolerant of religion and religious believers?
And I ask that as a non-believer.
The conservative Christians have been way too successful in convincing the LGBT community that "Christian" is the enemy. And they've been way too successful in claiming the title "Christian" for themselves. THere are lots of Christians who are very gay supportive (and let's remember that the Roman Catholic laity are more supportive of equality than any other religious group! Much to the despair of their Bishops.) This stuff is absolute crap. In my hopeful moments, I think it's the dying of a world view, and at less hopeful moments, I think it really IS a culture war.