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In the Line of Fire, with Michael Brown
Friday, June 2, 2023
Why Celebrating the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Was a Step Too Far

(LA Dodgers YouTube channel screenshot)

For many years I have been saying that LGBTQ+ activists will overplay their hand, resulting in a moral and cultural revolution in the opposite direction. The May 31 headline story on Drudge Report, "War on Pride," replete with a "No" graphic to two men, says it all. The accompanying headlines read, "Anti-Target Rap Tops iTunes," "Revolt on Chick-Fil-A," "Bud Light Sales Down 30%" and "Gays Leaving Florida."

Drudge also could have added some of the backlash to the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrating the Catholic-mocking Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to the list. This was yet another step too far.

The pushback is accelerating, and for good reason.

Of course, to those (or to you) who identify as LGBTQ+ (and to LGBTQ+ allies), all this is the latest manifestation of hatred and bigotry, and people like me are leading the homophobic, biphobic, transphobic charge. We are haters and bigots in your eyes, narrow-minded, uncaring, religious fundamentalists, moral hypocrites who are obsessed with people who do not conform to our norm.

Yes, I get it. And yes, it grieves me that millions of Americans who get up in the morning and go to work and school and take care of their families—everyday people living normal lives—will feel hurt and personally attacked by the very pushback that I celebrate. That gives me no joy or sense of triumph.

But that's the whole point.

It is not bigotry or hatred that drives me (and others of like mind). It is the incessant, unavoidable, ever-increasing attack on our most basic human values that drives us.

It is bombarding toddlers and young children with the idea that they could be a boy one day and a girl the next.

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