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We should have seen this coming; maybe some of us did. We have taken legislative action in Florida and around the country to offset the disturbing inroads that the LGBTQ community has made on the norms and values of our states and the education of our children; they are furious, and they are going to pursue even more aggressively their agendas of dominance of the culture.
What has caused the Progressives and the LGBTQ community to become so angry and fearful? Although our efforts are late in the game, we are trying to restore a mainstream approach and understanding of the meaning of equal rights and equal opportunity. Unfortunately, these communities are not concerned with fairness. They are determined to control the dialogue about, and education of, our children regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer agendas, and the passing of legislation that challenges their goals is considered anti-gay and hateful.
How have they responded to our challenges? The latest action was demonstrated a few days ago:
‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez joined the Hispanic Federation Tuesday to launch an advocacy initiative to serve Latinx LGBTQ+ communities.
The Advance Change Together initiative will provide 20 Latinx nonprofits grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to support their efforts and infrastructure in those communities. The Hispanic Federation, the national nonprofit dedicated to Latino empowerment, will fund the initiative with a $1 million grant for the first two years. But it hopes to encourage other donors to support and expand the program, which will also convene a summit to set a national agenda for LGBTQ+ groups.
I found this statement by Ricky Martin naïve and uninformed about the goals of the LGBTQ:
‘I am Ricky Martin. I am Latino. And I am a US citizen. I’m a father. I am a husband. And, by the way, I’m also gay,’ said the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, appearing via Zoom. ‘The last one should be enough to make sure that my basic human rights are protected and respected. But they’re not. … I want all children to be able to speak openly about their own families, not to be prohibited from drawing their own family tree at school — just because of the state we live in.’
I think this statement is a sad commentary on the state of the gay community. On the one hand, Martin mentions he is gay, as if it’s an afterthought (and I completely agree it is the least important attribute on the list); then he says that being gay should guarantee his human rights, not realizing that his basic human rights are not assured through his homosexuality, but by his being an American citizen. He’s also telling us, as would many other gay activists like him, that his “gayness” should give him special status.
FL State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith made the following statement:
Smith said it’s critically important for queer youth to see others like themselves depicted in art and literature ‘as healthy and normal residents who participate and exist in all of our schools and in all our communities.’
The tragic irony is that by singling them out for being gay, it separates them from all those people who do consider themselves to be “healthy and normal,” essentially just like everyone else. Smith is insisting that they be focused on for being different (whereas most kids just want to fit in), and is elevating them above their peers.
But the most disturbing part of the LGBTQ agenda is the transgender focus. They use false data about suicides to justify the use of gender interventions. The full report that analyzes this misuse of the data can be seen here.
I’m especially intrigued that ACT is targeting the Hispanic population with this Progressive agenda. Recent polls have been showing that the number of Hispanics supporting Republicans (and I would assume Conservative values) is steadily growing. It will be fascinating to see if and how the campaign to enlist Hispanics in the agenda for the LGBTQ community (dominated by the Left) will be affected.
It’s clear to me that legislatures and governors who are willing to push back against these activities will be castigated and condemned. I praise those people who are willing to stand up and act.
We need to assume that the Leftist activism will continue and probably escalate. Unless and until we prevent their propagandizing, mutilating, and grooming our kids, we will need to be vigilant.
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