Thursday, June 4, 2009

On Mr. Obama’s declaration of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”

Last month was, along with October, a month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when we are encouraged to commit ourselves with heightened fervour to honouring Our Lady. But now we’re in June, and so whose month is it now? Why, it’s the month of the Sodomites’ League, of course! I learned via Mr. Muehlenberg’s blog that “Obama has just declared June to be Gay Pride Month.” But when I followed the link to the news source it was not clear to me whether Mr. Obama had “declared” it in some official sense of the word or was just issuing a message of support, such as the one Mr. Rudd gave to the Sodomites’ League recently for, if I recall correctly, the annual taxpayer-funded Sodomites’ Parade; the source spoke of a Presidential ‘proclamation’ but, since I am unfamiliar with American political terminology, I did not know whether that was a ‘proclamation’ in the everyday sense of the word or whether it was some kind of official act. Well now, via a link that I found at, I know:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

(capitals in the original,
(“year of our Lord”? How dare he dedicate a month in the year of Our Lord to flagrant contempt for the natural law. I wonder what went through Mr. Obama’s mind as, or if, he read those words.) Why such an uninclusive proclamation, though? Why were not all the subgroups of the alphasexual community listed? Or are the following all signified by the term “LGBT”?

gay lesbian bisexual transvestite transgender transsexual trysexual [they’ll ‘try’ anything!] intersex GenderQueer queer questioning [shouldn’t people make up their minds before they get their own category, though?!] qurious allied parents-and-friends-of

And what of the B.D.S.M. community? (I wonder: at official B.D.S.M. community meetings does everyone turn up really, really late in the hope of being punished VERY VERY severely?!)

And I was fascinated to read this in Mr. Muehlenberg’s post too:

Not all that long ago most people were in agreement that this was a dangerous lifestyle which should not be paraded or glorified. Consider these words, for example: “Even in purely nonreligious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty and, in the words of one…educator, of ‘human construction.’ It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such it deserves fairness, compassion, understanding, and, when possible, treatment. But it deserves no encouragement, no glamorization, no rationalization, no fake status as a minority martyrdom…”

So who said that? Some redneck religious fundamentalist? Not quite. It was uttered by Time magazine, Jan. 21, 1966.
Amazing how far we’ve come in such a short time. As Roy and H.G. might say: things really have gone to buggery!

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Pentecost Thursday, A.D. 2009

1 comment:

matthias said...

Obama is showing his true colours. as for KRUDD ,i question his Christianity. I think like the Obamamessiah ,they serve another god ,but not the One you and I worship Pole.