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The Activists Are Never Satisfied

Nov 13, 2019

The militants keep demanding more and more:

As the old saying goes, “If you give them an inch, they’ll take a yard.” That is true in many areas, perhaps none more so than in the radical left’s never-ending list of demands. And the homosexual militants are leading the charge in this. There simply is no pleasing them – they are never satisfied.

The more you give them, the more they demand. The more you cave in to their demands and the more you seek to appease them, the more they will seek to walk right over you. I have been aware of this for decades now and have tried to warn those who think appeasement is the way to go in dealing with the homosexual juggernaut.

Plenty of Christian and conservative groups have nonetheless gone right ahead and given in to one demand after another, naively hoping that this would be their last. Even high-profile pro-family Christian groups have unnecessarily caved in here.

They foolishly thought that if we grant a whole bunch of special rights to the activists, they would ease up and leave us alone. So they bent over backwards to grant them various privileges, hoping they would leave marriage alone. Um, wakey, wakey folks.

How does that expression go, sometimes attributed to Churchill? “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” It never works when you have activist groups with an insatiable lust for more and more power and control. See for example this piece I wrote 12 years ago, long before Australia caved in to fake marriage: www.billmuehlenberg.com/2007/12/15/good-intentions-unhelpful-outcomes/

And see some other pieces I wrote long ago on this matter are also worth looking at:

www.billmuehlenberg.com/2006/12/17/rights-and-wrongs-in-relationship-recognition/

www.billmuehlenberg.com/2008/04/04/scripture-theology-and-public-policy-a-case-study/

billmuehlenberg.com/2008/05/01/on-relationship-recognition/

It seems recent history has vindicated my concerns. Not only is homosexual marriage the legal norm in so many parts of the West today, but the whole trans agenda is now being unleashed upon us, along with other acts of militancy – and all the persecution of those who dare to not go along with it all.

Before providing a few more recent examples of the homosexual steamroller in action, let me offer one interesting quote from English author Douglas Murray – who just happens to be an atheist and a homosexual. But he is also a conservative who dislikes political correctness, woke and identity politics, intersectionality, and so on.

And he happens to have a brand-new book out on all this called The Madness of Crowds (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019). He has entire chapters on homosexuality and the trans agendas, and says in his introduction that a “new system of values” has emerged in the PC West, and “a set of tripwires have been laid across the culture.” He writes:

It took a little while for the delineation of these tripwires to become clear, but they are clear now. Among the first was anything to do with homosexuality. In the latter half of the twentieth century there was a fight for gay equality which was tremendously successful, reversing terrible historic injustice. Then, the war having been won, it became clear that it wasn’t stopping. Indeed it was morphing. GLB (Gay, Lesbian, Bi) became LGB so as not to diminish the visibility of lesbians. Then a T got added (of which much more anon). Then a Q and then some stars and asterisks. And as the gay alphabet grew, so something changed within the movement. It began to behave – in victory – as its opponents once did. When the boot was on the other foot something ugly happened. A decade ago almost nobody was supportive of gay marriage. Even gay rights groups like Stonewall weren’t in favour of it. A few years down the road and it has been made into a foundational value of modern liberalism. To fail the gay marriage issue – only years after almost everybody failed it (including gay rights groups) – was to put yourself beyond the pale. People may agree with that rights claim, or disagree, but to shift mores so fast needs to be done with extraordinary sensitivity and some deep thought. Yet we seem content to steam past, engaging in neither.

Yes quite so. As I told various audiences in Ghana a few weeks ago, the law can do one of three things: prohibit, permit, or promote. In the West we have gone through all three of these, and now the celebration, promotion and state -enforced endorsement of homosexuality is all but complete. Those who dare to resist WILL be punished.

But the homosexual activism still continues unabated. The demands are STILL being made. Consider this headline from the US homosexual activist group GLAAD (which had been an acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation”): “GLAAD calls for 20% of primetime TV series characters to be LGBT by 2025”. One report says this:

GLAAD published its annual “Where We Are on TV” report this week, which analyzes the number of LGBT and non-white characters on television. In the report, the group called on the television industry to ensure that a full one in five of “series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series” are LGBT by 2025:

“GLAAD is calling on the industry to ensure that 20 percent of series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series are LGBTQ by 2025. Further, we would challenge all platforms to make sure that within the next two years, half of LGBTQ characters on every platform are people of color. While broadcast has actually hit this mark two years in a row, cable and streaming have yet to reach this goal. These two steps are key moves towards ensuring that entertainment reflects the world in which it is created and the audience who consumes it.” endtimeheadlines.org/2019/11/lgbtq-characters-on-u-s-television-reach-all-time-high/

Hmm. Given that homosexuals make up around 1.5 per cent of the population, one would have thought that 1.5 per cent of characters would suffice. Or even the fake figure of ten per cent. But no, we must have 20 per cent! Let’s stop beating around the bush here GLAAD.

We all know what you really want. In a few years we can all expect to see this headline: “GLAAD calls for 100% of primetime TV series characters to be LGBT by 2035”. That sort of thing is of course the obvious endgame here: the end of ‘evil’ heterosexuality altogether, with not just the TV world but the entire world homosexual-only.

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The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Identity, Morality by Douglas Murray Amazon logo

It just never stops. When will we learn this lesson? The activists are NEVER satisfied. They ALWAYS want more. They will NOT rest until there is 100 per cent compliance, acceptance and endorsement of all things homosexual. All recalcitrants will be dealt with.

Speaking of GLAAD and the rainbowisation of television, consider another report just out:

For the fourth consecutive year, broadcast television has featured a record percentage of LGBTQ characters, according to a report released Thursday by the media advocacy group GLAAD. Last year, GLAAD called on the broadcast networks to have 10 percent of its regular characters on prime-time scripted series identify as LGBTQ by 2020. According to its 2019-20 “Where We Are on TV” report, the networks more than exceeded that goal.

Of the 879 regular characters scheduled to appear this season, 90, or 10.2 percent, are LGBTQ. This is the highest percentage GLAAD has found in the 15 years it has kept such a count. “We made a specific call, and to see the networks surpass it is really noteworthy,” Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s director of entertainment research and analysis, told NBC News. “It’s especially exciting to see the number of trans men on TV more than double this year, which last year’s report really pushed television networks to do, and to see that for the first time, LGBTQ women outnumber LGBTQ men on broadcast.” www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/schitt-s-creek-batwoman-lgbtq-characters-u-s-tv-are-n1078246

Wow, monitoring every single thing screened on TV – sounds like something straight out of Big Brother. But that is just a further indication of the totalitarian nature of the homosexual activists. No stone will be left unturned as they seek to fully and completely remake society into their own image. All aspects of life WILL be transformed by the militants. Nothing will be left untouched.

Let me finish with another example of this, but one that offers a ray of hope, and something we can do to fight back. CitizenGo is a conservative action group which specialises in petition campaigns to offset similar sort of groups on the left such as change.org.

One of their recent campaigns has to do with Disney and its full embrace of the homosexual agenda. The web page opens as follows:

CitizenGO supporters started an opposition campaign that caught on like wildfire, and now inside sources at Disney have confirmed that Disney’s leadership is very worried about the global mobilization that CitizenGO is leading against their future Pride events.

So, let’s double down on the pressure. In just a couple of weeks, CitizenGO sent around 400,000 signatures to Disney. Now, I ask you to help us generate one million petition signatures (or more!) addressed to the Walt Disney Company President & CEO (Robert A. Iger) and the Disney Board of Directors. Please sign this petition to prevent the next gay pride parade and similar events from happening in any Disney park.

Disney may think it’s safe to pander to the loud voices of LGBT activists, but the company’s finances and stock value are built on the support of families. By signing this petition and encouraging others to sign, you send a clear message to the Disney company — stop promoting homosexuality or lose your good name … and our money.

Warning: Disney parks are no longer family friendly! Disney is flaunting its new partnership with the “LGBT” community. They recently hosted their very first gay pride parade at Disneyland Paris. This event was an expansion of a small party they promoted in the park last year and was the first outright parade celebrating the gay lifestyle.

The growth of gay pride events at Disney is not limited to its Paris location. At Universal Studios Hollywood, in Southern California, Disney is helping to organize the “Pride Is Universal” event. And Disney is supporting the expansion of “Gay Days,” which is held every August at Walt Disney World in Florida. www.citizengo.org/en-us/fm/171884-disney-stop-lgbt-indoctrination-around-world

Please do sign it. Since the other side never stops, neither should we. As long as they are intent on taking over the world for their activist agendas, we should be willing to stand up and resist – resolutely and persistently.

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20 Responses to The Activists Are Never Satisfied

  • I would prefer you called them homosexual, not gay.

  • Thanks Paul. But actually I did! Every single time I did use the word “homosexual”. The only time the word “gay” appears is when I quoted someone else.

  • Thanks, Bill for your continuing faithful article writing about common sense but also the championing of activism against the militant minority Clicktivist!

    Here’s my contribution to a free democracy;

    “STOP LGBT indoctrination around the world! Given that homosexuals make up ONLY around 1.5% of the population! Why do we continue to let our self and our children down? STOP thinking someone else will do your activism against militant minority groups and keep our democracy alive!” Shared on FB and Twitter and hope and pray all fellow Christians will get off their hands and feet and do something constructive, together with prayers of course(:

    Cheers & blessings
    Eric
    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”- Romans 1:16

  • Is America Running Out of Patience with LGBT Activism?

    The average American who was asked to back same-sex marriage on the principle of justice and tolerance is seeing that those who requested their support are not living by their own rules. They are finding that “marriage equality” is not enough. They are finding the deal has been unilaterally renegotiated: “You will not only support our right to marry, but you will also support our marriages in every way that we ask. If you do not, we will take you to court, ruin your business, take your money, slime your good name, and even threaten your life.”

    https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/02/21030/

  • Yes exactly John. Great quote.

  • LGBTQ, arent they regularly adding extra letters to their activist group. the next phenomenon to burst into life, if they keep adding letters might be their own alphabet.
    I may be wrong but I reckon that the LGBTQ may soon have their own language like secret societies. I remember years back if you went for a job and gave the correct handshake more than likely you were hired.
    I think that now if the CO is gay and the applicant is also, the right body language may work for a person.

  • Great article Bill,

    Very interesting to see how the historical projections have played out. It’s still amazing to look at just the last 2-3 years to see how all of this has elevated.

    Just the amount of coverage alone, that social justice issues are getting compared to things like rising petrol prices and America’s booming economy, is staggering.

    It’s interesting that you put up a picture of the recent batwoman. Looking at YouTube this show seems destined for failure. It’s being resoundingly condemned.

    I think it’s also worth noting the lacklustre performance of Captain Marvel recently too.

    Perhaps the woke agenda is pushing its luck a little bit of late with consumers being fed up with being talked at, rather than entertained?

  • I think this is God’s judgement that most of the western countries turned away from God/Jesus, and all through out the Bible, more often than not God send enemies, to Israel, when they turned there backs on Him and started playing with false idols. I feel because this is God’s judgement, it is too late to do anything about this. We all as Christians on many fronts are now under satan’s rule as he knows his time is short. Read Romans 1:18-32 Paul through the power of this passage says it all. You cannot fight God’s judgement, all we can do is go out into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. I think because this is Christ’s last command this is much more important than discussing, this topic any longer let’s go and preach to every creature, and be about God’s business.

  • I still say the truth is an appeaser feeds the crocodile hoping he won’t eat him. (yes I know that the quote is ‘eat him last’ but most appeasers don’t want to be eaten.) and with

    “It took a little while for the delineation of these tripwires to become clear, but they are clear now. Among the first was anything to do with homosexuality. In the latter half of the twentieth century there was a fight for gay equality which was tremendously successful, reversing terrible historic injustice. Then, the war having been won, it became clear that it wasn’t stopping. Indeed it was morphing. GLB (Gay, Lesbian, Bi) became LGB so as not to diminish the visibility of lesbians. Then a T got added (of which much more anon). Then a Q and then some stars and asterisks. And as the gay alphabet grew, so something changed within the movement. It began to behave – in victory – as its opponents once did. When the boot was on the other foot something ugly happened.”

    this is often the case with marxists socialist etc they demonized their opponents with mostly false allegations and with exaggerations and then when in positions of power act worse then they claimed their opponents did. yes some homosexuals were mistreated and abused but not all and not always to the extent we have been told. (just look at all the ‘testimony’ about so-called ‘conversion therapy’ all the same basic script and all torture all meant to tug at heart strings and get people mad but no-one ever bothers to check to verify anything being said. [to even ask is somehow wrong as if homosexuals are incapable of lying especially in cases where it would help them] Also the whole matthew shepard thing.) weakness is not a virtue!! and will be exploited by those who wish to destroy you. You can’t make a deal with the devil or his agents and expect him or them to stick to it.

    If these homosexuals think Islam will be as easy to tame as christianity they will be sadly mistaken. maybe when they are in hiding to avoid being thrown off a building they can pine for the good old days when all they had to worry about was being ‘offended’ by hearing “I’ll pray for you”.

    Revolutionaries, when not centered on christ, will always go too far. the question is will society realize it in time??? I remember reading somewhere that once a society accepts sexual immorality it is destroyed within 3 generations. the boomers were that generation. mine is next (1st). the snowflakes are the second from them and gen Z is 3rd. time is running out.

  • Great Article Bill. Thank you for spreading the message ,-anyhow there is a saying “give them enough rope and they will hang themselves”.

  • If you give them an inch, they’ll take a yard? Is that an old saying, or a variant of an old saying? The one I heard is give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. Mile is worse than a yard. 🙂

  • Just got another reminder this morning about how there is no tolerance for dissent on homosexuality. I had been a little surprised at cricketer James Pattinson’s suspension from the first test of the summer for sledging an opponent. Plenty of course and rude things have been said on the cricket field and while I certainly don’t condone profanity, it doesn’t usually result in suspension. But it made sense this morning when I read that Pattinson’s slur was “homophobic”. There are certain things that will not be tolerated at present, and resistance to homosexuality is one of them.

  • I don’t get the descriptor “homophobe”.

    I’m not scared of them, I’m disgusted by them (which is a natural reaction to something unnatural and immoral) – huge difference.

    Clearly that definition was created by the homosexuals themselves, I don’t even want to use it, it is completely inaccurate and used to manipulate the issue.

    It shifts the focus away from the mentally ill homosexual and makes out that the normal person is the problem.

    It is also the very word which “justifies” same-sex education by presenting it as a “fear” which needs to be “overcome” through “education”.

    Just thinking about how the lavender mafia operate, how cunning they are, makes me sick.

  • Unfortunately if Labor have their way Victoria is next – Inquiry into Gay Conversations Therapy, ( from the acl email)

    The latest move by the Andrews’ government is a massive overreach on our society and a direct attack on the Christian faith.
    The plan to ban ‘LGBT conversion therapy’ would make “prayer, scripture reading, fasting, spiritual healing and deliverance” illegal in Victoria. These are fundamental in the Christian faith and are daily practices for millions of Australians like you.

    We must defend the gospel and protect the rights of all Victorians to pray, read the Bible and to speak God’s truth if they want to.

    Please let your pastor know about this. If you have two minutes, Please also click on the following link to take action before
    submissions close 24th November.

    https://www.acl.org.au/

  • it looks as though chick fil A has fallen into the appeasement trap.

  • What is happening here is eerily and disturbingly similar to the rise of Nazism in Germany in the late 1920’s early 1930’s. That’s got to be truly scary – a minority group taking control and forcing the western world to bend to their wishes (and control). It might not be through physical violence (yet) but the level of bullying and intimidation is hardly what you’d call a democracy. Beware 🙁

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