At the end of July this year, a delightful short animated film about a young lad losing his heart to a another boy was posted on YouTube – and immediately became an international hit.
Since July 31, In a Heartbeat has attracted over 21,000,000 views – and a scathing attacking from Doug Mainwaring, above, a Christian who is married to a woman and vehemently opposes same-sex marriage.
Writing for the ultra-right-wing Life Site News, Mainwaring said that the LGBT Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and others are showering it with praise, adding:
Don’t be fooled. While many inside and outside the gay world may find it heart-warming, resonating with their own inner-awkward-middle-school-boy, there’s a problem with it. A big problem.
In a Heartbeat is getting a whole lot of attention but will do a disservice to those it aims to help. It will further undermine strong, healthy – extraordinarily necessary – male adolescent relationships.
Once boys and adolescents are herded toward gayness in order to deal with the very common experience of social anxiety, directed to question their sexual orientation, their sexuality risks becoming ‘re-wired.’ And once ‘re-wired’ in that way, it’s hard to undo. I should know. I was one of them.
He’s attracted to a boy who is his opposite, self-confident and trouble-free. The movie’s creators misinterpret their own character: He’s not ‘closeted’ and he’s not “outed” by his own heart.’ He simply experiences a very high degree of social anxiety.
After much hysterical blather, and a quote from Michael Glatze, another self-loathing homosexual who got so badly bitten by the Jesus bug that he’s now a pastor, Mainwaring says:
One senses the snickering of Satan somewhere in the wings behind the hopeless, discouragement-fraught dreams of many gay men. No wonder so many become depressed. This is also why same-sex marriage will evaporate over time …
The world today, influenced heavily by the LGBT community and an undiscerning media, undermines close relationships between adolescent males, causing them to question their romantic and sexual orientation. This is precisely what this video sets out to do and is why it is so dangerous.
Can’t a kid just really like another kid without it being interpreted as either romantic or sexual? ALL boys want close friendships with other boys. It’s a basic human need.