“Gay is Not the New Black!”

What an affront to the Civil Rights Movement to think “gay is the new black!”  Forgive my bluntness in what I’m about to say: but does a white male who is gay, or a white female who is gay, knows what it means (or meant) to be a black male or a black female in America?  Hell NO!  Yes, we have come a long way since the Civil Rights days in matters of race.  But make no mistake about it, we still have a long way to go: jobs and justice remain the clarion call.

And those who are thus strategizing, seeking any available pitch, “Gay is the New Black,” need to QUIT this intellectual dishonesty–comparing “being gay with being black.”  It’s utter NONSENSE!

As Voddie Baucham correctly observes, “The first problem with the idea of conflating “sexual orientation” and race is the fact that homosexuality is undetectable apart from self-identification. Determining whether or not a person is black, Native American, or female usually involves no more than visual verification” (emphasis added).

For more on this matter of “Gay Is Not the New Black, see Voddie Baucham’s excellent article with the same title here.

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7 Responses to “Gay is Not the New Black!”

  1. Lon says:

    justified outrage!

  2. Jon Hughes says:

    Being gay is a moral issue, being black isn’t. There’s a huge difference between the two.

    • TC says:

      Jon, true. This believers and others who share similar views–know. But for others, it’s that old debate, “nature vs nurture,” and the right to sexual preference.

      • Jon Hughes says:

        TC,

        Even if one were to concede that there could be a ‘nature’ aspect to a person being gay, it would point to original sin, and would still be a moral issue. By way of comparison, a person born with aggressive/violent tendencies evident at a very early age would not be able to legitimately say that they were born that way and should be allowed to act on it and ‘be who they are’.

  3. Spot on – you can’t yell this loud enough!

    • TC says:

      Jon, not to sidestep the moral aspect of this issue, but I think your raising the “aggressive/violent tendencies” is legitimate. But of course it would fly in these courts we have here.

      JK, I’m somewhat passionate about this whole matter.

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