Janice Shaw Crouse, who evidently is no longer with Concerned Women for America after a disagreement over whether to attend an anti-gay conference in Moscow, writes a column at the badly misnamed American Thinker website that combines lies and terrible reasoning to conclude that the Muslim jihadists are right when they say America is weak and corrupt because gays have begun to be treated like human beings. The first sentence is a lie:
Having swept all before them in the aimless societies of the west, the LGBTIQ crowd is in a howling fury with Russia’s pro-family movement for its refusal to capitulate to their gay marriage agenda.
Jesus, you could at least pretend to have a shred of intellectual honesty. The problems in Russia have absolutely nothing to do with gay marriage, which isn’t even a hypothetical possibility at this point. The problem is that Russia throws people in jail just for advocating equal rights for gay people. That is about as totalitarian as it gets — which explains why people like Crouse support such laws.
The Russian forum in its “General Concept” preface succinctly identified the harms caused by the “sensate culture” (a term from Pitirim Sorokin, a famous Russian sociologist who knew well the deleterious effects of a man-centered, atheistic worldview), a modern-day post-Christian dimension in world history: “the destruction of moral standards such as Goodness, Truth, and Beauty and destruction of faith in a Created natural order that distinguishes good from evil.” Such attitudes — “this modern-day ambiguity, relativity, and indeterminacy regarding family” — “creates the threat to the civilized existence of societies.” The Russians declare that “it is high time to talk not only about the role of the family institution in the retention of humanity as a biological species but also about the vital role of [the] natural family in the preservation of civilized society and “ordered liberty.” This transformation is “crucially important especially given the millennial battle between civil society and barbarism, where the latter appears in a highly technological and disguised progressive form contributing to the increasing moral chaos.”…
Their clear unswerving vision of their recent past under Communism enables them to see progressivism as “a new tool of secular, post-modern humanists and sexual radicals to pursue not only their economic interests, but also, ideological, philosophical and political interests.” Russian pro-family leaders recognize that the threats to “the meaning of family in the context of global ideological competition from self-interested post-modern humanists and challenges to the ensure the survival and sovereignty of modern states grows to such an extent that the protection of the classical notions of normative behavior, civilized man, the human family, and definition of marriage have to be enshrined in national constitutions.”…Now come Obama, Kerry, Clinton and the rest of the LGBTIQ’s claque who bluster, sanction, and slander pro-family Russian leaders; these, however, are persons who see and understand the real threat to their homeland of the depopulation and demographic winter that follow when there is a failure of natural families to flourish.
This depopulation argument just cracks me up. Seriously, do they think that if they just punish and discriminate against gay people enough that they’ll magically become straight and start having lots of babies? Do they think that if they don’t deny them equal rights and throw them in jail for the mere advocacy of equal rights that all the straight people are going to suddenly decide to become gay and stop getting married or having families? The argument is simply idiotic.
Meanwhile, the radical Islamist jihadist have taken the measure of the decadent West with its vast technological superiority (but moral and spiritual bankruptcy) and have decided they can with beat us with suicide bombers. And as long as we are led by thinkers who not only fail to recognize the importance of (but actively fight against) something as elementary and fundamental as the necessity to a society of having the foundational strength of families lead by a mothers and fathers, then perhaps the jihadist are right.
Actually, Crouse undoubtedly thinks the jihadists are right about many things. The jihadists hate gay people as much as she does. Their agenda of destroying the rights and equality of gay people, women and atheists is the same as her agenda.