Scott Lively has been making the rounds of the right wing fever swamps lately talking about the Russian and Uganda anti-gay laws he loves so much, but he took a break and did an Irish radio show with a host who disagrees with him. He said that gay people are engaged in a Marxist plot to destroy society and that they are to blame for heterosexual diverse (and, presumably, for the fact that evangelicals have a higher divorce rate than atheists).
Boylan: You’re accusing the gay community of trying to destroy family values, is that what you’re trying to say?
Lively: I am. And you know, this comes out of…this is straight out of Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt school of cultural Marxists. Marxism has always been about destroying civilization so they can rebuild on the ashes their utopian socialist society, which is just a fantasy. But they had an actual strategy, and that strategy was in three parts. And the primary part was to break down the nuclear family. And in the United States, where they implemented this, that’s what they taught.
Now, the original gay movement in the U.S., back that was getting started in the late 1940s, their original goal, articulated by Dale Jennings of the Mattachine Society was quote, ‘The right to be left alone.’ I always supported that. In 1968, with the Stonewall riot on Christopher Street in New York City, they shifted their focus from tolerance, from asking for tolerance, to demanding the ability and the power to transform all of society in their own image and to take their model of sexual anarchy into the mainstream…
The idea that heterosexuals now have a dramatically higher divorce rate, that’s true. That’s because, in the 1960s, the gay model of sexual anarchy was introduced and the heterosexuals adopted the gay model. That’s what’s going on.
Isn’t it fascinating that Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, continues to have one of the lowest divorce rates in the country a decade later. And they haven’t legalized polygamy or incest or pedophilia, nor have straight people stopped loving their children or the society collapsed. The more ridiculous the predictions of doom, the more reasonable people realize just how absurd these people are.
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