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The Coming Crack-up of LGBQTI

Jan 31, 2019

When you keep banging your head against reality, against morality, and against biology, something’s gotta give eventually. One cannot go on forever in a state of denial as to what humans and human sexuality are really all about. At some point ideology must run up against the hard, cold wall of reality.

We had this happen with the former Soviet Union as it tried to fight economic, social and political – and even religious – realities. While stalwarts like Thatcher, Reagan and Walesa, along with cruise missiles in Europe helped to put an end to that hideous Marxist experiment, the Soviet crack-up was also brought about by its own internal contradictions.

It was just not sustainable in the long run. Despite all the guns and fear and repression and tyranny, it eventually collapsed in a heap. We now see similar things happening in the militant alphabet world. Despite seeming to reach near-hegemony in its ideological conquest of the word – certainly the West – it has enough internal contradictions and conflicts to spell its own doom.

And we are now seeing that all over the place, with various camps and factions at each other’s throats. Feminists and lesbians and trans folks all seem to have declared war on each other. Of course many of us just sit back and watch this self-destruction, and mutter “good” to ourselves as we observe it all taking place.

I have documented this before, but here are some more recent cases of this. One amazing example comes from the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF). They have put out a statement attacking the alphabet warriors in forceful terms with this title: “Declaration of no confidence in LGB movement leadership”. It says this in part:

Regarding: Your political malpractice, attacks on the rights of women and girls, endangerment of at-risk youth, endorsement of commercial sexual exploitation, attacks on public decency and privacy rights, misrepresentation of medical and biological science, and efforts to secure extraordinary privileges for predatory individuals at the risk of the reputation of every person you claim to speak for;

Petitioners request: That you cease the following behavior, apologize to your natural constituencies, and make restitution for damages to the rights of others and the reputation of your purported communities, or resign your claims to speak on behalf of the rights of same-sex attracted women, or any other women and girls, in light of the following:

Misuse of science – Sex is determined by objective, physical criteria, not mental states. Mammals can’t change sex. Some doctors and scientists may go along with changing social or legal markers out of an attempt to be polite or ease suffering, to save their careers from the online mob, or to attract a new market in patients: but they’re never going to submit a peer-reviewed paper documenting a case in which a human being changes from male to female. Nor will they submit a paper worrying over the pronouns of cows, or classifying any animal research subjects by sex on any basis other than the type of gamete they’d produce if they were healthy and reproductively active. Stop encouraging the idea that sex is a “social construct.” Stop claiming that the fact that sex exists is “white colonialism,” as though colonial-era Europeans were the only people who ever figured out how babies are made, and no one else knew until they showed up. This is nonsense on par with claiming that the Earth is flat and it makes everyone who repeats it sound ridiculous….

Anti-lesbian harassment – Telling young lesbians that a rejection of sex with male people is “transphobic” is an appalling example of homophobia, which has become endemic to the so-called LGBT community. Young women and girls first coming to understand their exclusive same-sex attraction go to the “queer” community for acceptance, and too often get told that they’re “vagina fetishists,” “violently exclusionary,” or that they are probably straight men “trapped in the wrong body.” What’s more, few if any gay men are subject to this kind of homophobic abuse, though even that appears to be on the rise. This is grooming and conversion therapy. Movement leaders must speak out against this now-common practice or they shouldn’t pretend to care about lesbians.

Lesbian & gay erasure – Calling heterosexual men who enjoy dressing “as women” lesbians, or calling heterosexual women who’ve undergone extensive body modification gay men, is an erasure of the unique experience of being exclusively same-sex attracted. Stop calling straight people lesbians, or gay. Particularly, stop encouraging heterosexual men to represent themselves as lesbians, or be promoted by your organizations and grantees as if they were lesbians and entitled to speak for women on that basis; this is homophobic and insulting to all women.
womensliberationfront.nationbuilder.com/declaration-of-no-confidence?utm_campaign=no_confidence&utm_medium=email&utm_source=womensliberationfront&fbclid=IwAR1TcD9SdaoSTcGJCHOwsY5Yfc1v6FuZ2dMqS_5SNwY-HIe6DX3wbyDxfUw

And this from January 29:

Kara Dansky, a feminist lawyer and spokeswoman for Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), spoke against the so-called “Equality Act” at the Heritage Foundation on Monday, denouncing the transgender and gender identity movement as anti-women and anti-lesbian in particular. Her remarks echoed the London Pride March sign declaring that “Transactivism Erases Lesbians.”

“This is a men’s rights movement — this is really a men’s rights movement,” Dansky declared, calling for men to stand up for women and denounce the transgender movement. “Overwhelmingly women have been resisting this,” Hacsi Horvath, a man who once identified as a woman and underwent surgery, said a few seconds before Dansky’s remark. “And it’s really shocking how many men on the internet are defending the whole trans thing. Straight men are all about the trans, and you have to wonder what the heck is going on.”

Horvath agreed with Dansky in condemning transgender activism as a “men’s rights movement,” and Julia Beck — a lesbian and former member of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission — nodded in agreement. Beck had been kicked off of the commission for opposing transgender identity.
pjmedia.com/trending/lesbian-feminist-transgender-activism-is-a-mens-rights-movement/?fbclid=IwAR3QS_MYkv4UVZsv0t0xMO4uk8vb5L7HWfpD8nr58t_KkIVGSzzrzHHbRiY

Last year we had more of the same:

Lesbian activists have blocked London’s LGBT Pride march in protest against the Trans movement. Yes, you read that correctly. The ‘L’ in LGBTQ+ wants out, if the ‘T’ remains in. The group of women blocked the parade for about 10 minutes, shouting “A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist,” and waving a banner that read: “Transactivism erases lesbians.” The group also distributed flyers with the headline, “Get the L out.” The flyers went on to state, “The trans movement is… coercing lesbians to have sex with men. We firmly condemn this vicious form of anti-lesbianism disguised as progress.”
caldronpool.com/lesbians-want-out-of-lgbtq-because-the-trans-movement-is-anti-lesbianism-disguised-as-progress/

And recall that Scarlett Johansson had to drop out of trans movie role because of rainbow backlash:

Scarlett Johansson will not be portraying the cross-dressing, lesbian crime kingpin Jean Marie Gill after all following a public outcry from LGBT activists, putting the film’s fate into question. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Avengers star would take the lead role in Rub & Tug, a dramatized version of the real-life Gill’s rise to power in 1970s Pittsburgh. Gill was female like Johansson, and it’s uncertain whether she actually considered herself a man in addition to simply impersonating one, yet trans actors and advocates expressed outrage at the “cis-woman” actress for taking one of “their” roles.

Transparent’s Trace Lysette accused Johansson and other non-trans actors of “steal[ing] our narrative and our opportunity” and winning awards “for mimicking what we have lived,” while conservative columnist Daniella Greenbaum resigned from Business Insider after it deleted an article dismissing such “social justice warrior” complaints on the grounds that playing “someone different than herself” is the essence of all acting. Johansson initially attempted to dismiss the complaints by invoking other non-trans actors who received critical acclaim for trans roles, but on Friday she issued a statement to Out announcing her withdrawal from the project.
www.lifesitenews.com/news/scarlett-johansson-drops-out-of-trans-movie-role-after-lgbt-backlash?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=274ae70bdb-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_294&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-274ae70bdb-401398773

These guys are imploding before our very eyes. Hey, that’s fine by me. Let me conclude with some words from Jonathon Van Maren. Late last year he said this:

One of the most fascinating aspects of the transgender movement’s meteoric rise over the past half-dozen years is the increasingly overt hostility between old guard feminists and transgender activists. Veteran sexual revolutionaries like Germaine Greer have been “de-platformed” and protested for stating that biological males identifying as female cannot understand the female experience, and trans activists claim that feminists who do not accept their version of gender ideology (or gender fluidity, for that matter) are TERFs—“trans-exclusionary radical feminists.” One trans activist—a biological male named Tara Wolf—actually physically assaulted a female feminist earlier this year for being “exclusionary.”

Watching the feminists who began the deconstruction of femininity do battle with the activists who want to take the next big step is almost surreal—especially considering the fact that they genuinely loathe each other. Some of the angriest columns and essays denouncing the transgender movement have not come from social conservatives, but have instead come from feminists—many of whom seem to realize that their movement is rendered entirely irrelevant by many of the transgender movement’s ideological premises. The hatred is hot and mutual.

Things are only getting worse as the totalitarian instincts of the transgender movement come into full view—with one irony being that it is so often biological males claiming to be female going up against biological females, with the men playing the victim. Watching biological males bully women by claiming that they are women and that they are being bullied has been bizarre to watch. One particularly insane story this week highlighted the lengths trans activists will go to in order to destroy the “trans-exclusionary” feminist movement—and their war on language itself.
He concludes:

And that’s the insanity of it all: The war between the feminists and the trans activists often constitutes biological men telling women that they do not know what being a woman is all about, and thus need to have it explained to them by biological men who cannot, by very definition, understand the physical experience of being female. And yet, the trans activists wield enough power to bully many politicians, media figures, and businesses into accepting their ideological premises, if not openly voicing support for them. We can only hope that this cultural insanity is recognized for what it is sooner rather than later.
www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-men-who-identify-as-female-have-declared-feminists-the-newest-hate-grou?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=70cfb611f1-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_345&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-70cfb611f1-401398773

Let the warfare continue. I am quite happy to sit back and enjoy it all.

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13 Responses to The Coming Crack-up of LGBQTI

  • Hey Bill, i’ll get the popcorn for all of us ;). All jokes aside, i honestly never understood why the T was there in the LGBT movement. Even this one gay guy, i talked to on the internet had no idea why or how the trans movement is even there when it has nothing to do with being gay.I guess its the same with both the LGBT community and feminist movement’s weird love/alliance with islam, despite that islam would not only kill gays but the feminist would/will be a slave under muslim law. But anyways, lets just sit back and watch.

  • James Tirrito is right, of course. After all, the whole point of having a”sex change” operation was to allow the patient effectively live as a member of the opposite sex, not to join a group which even they admit belongs on the fringe. Mark Steyn put it succinctly:
    ” The trans-life had little in common with “gay pride” – because the object wasn’t to come out of the closet, but to blend into it so smoothly no one would know you hadn’t always been there. ”
    https://www.steynonline.com/6991/birth-of-the-new

  • Homophobia is a nonsense political/public relations term with absolutely no basis in reality nor science but I have little doubt, and this article demonstrates the point, heterophobia is a real phobia and deserves the right to be treated. There are obviously different causes for homosexuality but the evidence is that a variety of social causation is the overwhelming major factor. When people exhibit such an obvious phobia to the natural sexual processes it should be obvious that there is something wrong with their thinking. The modern hedonistic approach to psychology where everything is alright as long as you can pretend to make yourself feel happy and ignore the real consequences and irrespective of the reality, really is damaging and jarringly absurd.

  • Love the “Crack-Up” in the headline! Funny on so many levels. The LGBT Movement Will hopefully Self-Destruct.

  • It’s amazing that while the LGBT are infighting they don’t recognize the far greater threat of Islam. Under Islam they will all be in grave peril – hanging, beheaded, tortured etc

  • Just what I was looking for Bill, right at the top of your website. I have been called pig headed and stubborn, bigoted, homophobic, judgemental by LGBTQIA+ supporters just recently and apparently what I am presenting is lacking in scientific evidence. May I please re-post!?!?

  • I was just thinking Germaine Greer a few days ago, wondering if she was still alive and, if so, what did she think about all this alphabet nonsense. Thanks for filling me in on that, Bill.

    Honestly, I must be thick as a post because I didn’t understand most of what I read here, but not because of how you worded it, but rather, the whole thing is simply nuts and has an alternate reality or upside-down worldview. (Not you….them!).

    I learned a friend of mine was gay when I asked him what he did for a living. He began by saying, “When I tell you, you’ll probably never speak to me again.” I thought, “Huh?” He said he was a female impersonator and lived with his boyfriend. I quickly learned he did know the Bible quite well, so he understood when I told him I had no qualms about associating with him, but he needed to understand that my worldview was the Biblical one, so I believed he wasn’t born that way but had somehow along the way made the choice to live like that.

    Anyway, he was often angry at the kind of things you wrote of in this article. He was very disturbed and offended when a man in a gay pride parade in NY City carried a sign saying, “BRING BACK THE LIONS.” Sadly, he died young of lung cancer and did not turn from his chosen lifestyle. But I always dealt with him in Truth, and he with me.

    The only Truth, settled, sure, enduring, trustworthy, and reliable, is the Word of God. This constant change in the alphabet community will cause much despair and probably a lot of suicides. It will implode. I thank God for His revealed truth that endures forever. I can’t imagine life without it. We really need to pray for these deceived people. FCOL, those within their own ‘communities’ are apparently becoming their worst enemies.

  • Encouraging news, thanks BIll.
    We can only hope and pray that the whole toxic shebang self destruct as quickly as possible, because our “leaders” and the general population are doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to protect our kids, culture and country from this muddled, alphabetical collacine.

    I see the new President of Brazil could teach our lot a few things. Refreshing to see a man who claims to be Christian actually stand by his convictions and take on destroying these cretins to save his country.

  • This is actually an opportunity for Christians, many people on the left who are pro lgbt believed the caricature of hate and ignorance of all centre/right and/or religious opposition to gay marriage. Suddenly finding themselves on the famed ‘wrong side of history’ for asking logical and loving questions is certainly an eye opener! I’ve chatted to far lefties who have said that they now understand how someone can come to a different conclusion out of genuine love.

  • Not saying this is the right way to respond but this is kind of fun:
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliceworkman/nationals-senator-barry-osullivan-gender-female-abortion

  • We can wish & pray, Bill.

  • These quotes from ‘WoLF’ make me realize just what a twilight zone of reality these groups have entered into. The language and terminology is from some kind of a subterranean world ( at least for a slow to catch up boring , orthodox old white male like me). One wonders what kind of ‘interesting’ responses we can expect from the ‘other side’? They all seem to be digging themselves into a deeper netherworld of unreality. Thanks for keeping tabs on all this Bill, because I have no idea where these people think it will all end up. Perhaps there is no end game ; just a perpetual game of narcissism and competing indulgences against the stubborn realities that refuse to go away.

  • In her article “If God is love, what is homosexuality?”, (https://www.thedp.com/article/2016/09/amy-chan-if-god-is-love-what-is-homosexuality)
    Amy Chan says “I don’t believe that God finds homosexuality to be a sin”.

    How does she know that? How has God told Amy or the church or the world that He’s OK with same person sex? The vast majority of Christians living around the world today and over the past 2000 years haven’t heard God say anything like that.

    If God has no problem with two persons of the same sex engaging in the sex act why is it that for the last 3000+ years God’s people have been unaware of it? Why has God made it so difficult for His people to know He’s OK with homosexuality? There’s nothing in the Bible that affirms homosexuality. No gay people in the Bible. No same sex marriages. If God is OK with it why the silence? Maybe in these latter days God is doing a new thing and has changed His mind about homosexuality in light of opinion polls and the intense pressure society is putting on Him.

    God’s word is clear that as far as God is concerned, the sex act can only take place in the context of marriage. So is it not odd that 3000+ years ago we’re told that God approved people of the same gender having sex but He made no provision for this act to occur? The Bible only knows of marriage between a man and a woman.

    Something the “progressives” never seem to address is the big picture. Why are Christians discussing same sex marriage, transgenderism, abortion, etc. now when they weren’t 30 years ago or 130 years ago or 1,300 years ago? Why is it these topics only get oxygen amongst Christians in the West and not across the world-wide church? The “coincidence” is that these are the very times and places where society has gone mad on these issues. Its tempting to say that “progressives” don’t want to rock the boat, they want to fit in, they want to appeal to society and embrace whatever is currently trendy, thinking their brand of Christianity will appeal to those outside the church. I think it was the Archbishop of Melbourne who said he had a problem with theology being driven by opinion polls – the opinion polls of a secular society. If western society of the last 20 years had not been hammering away about homosexuality would the progressive Christians? I doubt it. Adopting society’s trendy issues has never worked for the church because, generally speaking, the churches which chase after society’s trends are not usually places where peoples’ lives are changed.

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