Just when you thought you’d seen it all, each Pride month just seems to top the previous years. This month we’ve seen Pride propaganda being pushed harder than ever: Target, the LA Dodgers, and even the Biden Administration are pushing LGBT ideology in the most farfetched ways.
Christians nationwide are outraged, and most of all, concerned for their children and families. Delano Squires, a Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and father of four, says we shouldn’t lose hope, especially as Christians. In today’s live video, hear seven of the craziest pride propaganda moments from Pride Month 2023, and learn how a Christian father encourages us to respond. The bottom line? There is so much reason for hope!
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If you had told me when I was in high school that in my adult life, I would need to use my legal career to explain to other adults why drag performances and performing gender transitions on kids are harmful to children, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are.
The adults running Bud Light, Target, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and various public libraries around the country seem to cater more to the Woke crowd than the families who have built their brands for them.
And, of course, June marks the beginning of “Pride Month” where we typically watch businesses trip over themselves to see who can be first to fly the rainbow flag in their window and post the obligatory LGBT pride image online.
I wonder if this year, however, the nation has reached an over-saturation point with woke sexual ideology. I wonder if the glass house of that ideology is starting to break as the lies it is built on continue to expose themselves. (For more on that, be sure to tune into my conversation with Family Policy Alliance CEO, Craig DeRoche, TODAY at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT. We’re talking about the Dodgers, drag queens, and why we protect our kids).
As we head into June, here are the four beliefs hidden behind the “Pride” flags in your city.
- Be yourself (except change everything)
The entire theme of the month and the ideology is built on “pride”—be proud and loud about sexual ideology, sexual identity, sexual behavior and more. They claim that “LGBT pride” means being true to yourself.
But that’s not the reality. What LGBT “pride” really means is that anyone struggling to embrace their biological sex is told a dangerous lie—that they were “born in the wrong body.” So, according to LGBT ideology, being true to oneself requires halting a child’s natural progression through puberty with experimental drugs, followed by cross-sex hormones that sterilize the child and create extremely unnatural hormone levels. Often, transition culminates in surgeries that remove a child’s natural and healthy body parts.
It’s no wonder that in the long-run, children who fall victim to this lie have at best unimproved mental health outcomes after undergoing these interventions, and their long-term risk of suicide is far higher than their peers.
- You do you (except this is a one-way expressway with no off ramp)
The public face of pride is the glossy promise of freedom to do whatever you want, be whoever you want, have sex with whomever you want.
As “no rules” and “free” as that sounds, it’s not true either.
What pride really means is that you are celebrated and encouraged to “do you” if your version of yourself involves standing under the rainbow flag. If, however, you decide you want to embrace the body God gave you or honor God with your sexuality, there’s no room for that.
In every state, LGBT activist groups have fought against basic talk therapy that would help a person who wants to embrace their own biological sex or be free from unwanted same-sex attraction. In some states, they’ve been successful, so the only therapy available for someone suffering from gender dysphoria is to encourage him/her to undergo gender transition. In these states, it’s illegal to help people who want to move away from an LGBT identity.
There are two modes of transportation in Woke Land. 90 miles an hour on the “stay gay” highway with no off ramp or the high-speed, nonstop “transition train.”
- Bigotry is bad (unless it’s bigotry toward people of faith, especially Christians)
The “marketing speak” for pride is to embrace diversity, inclusivity, and tolerance.
Yet, including, tolerating and celebrating the faiths that teach every person is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God as a man or woman—and that sex is a gift from God reserved for the relationship of marriage between a man and a woman—is not embraced.
In fact, in many cases, those faiths are mocked or rejected. This is case-in-point for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of drag queens who dress as Catholic nuns. They are known for dressing as highly sexualized versions of Jesus, Mary, and Catholic nuns; using a cross to perform a pole dance; and living by their motto “go and sin some more.”
The L.A. Dodgers have chosen to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on their “Pride Night” with the “Community Hero Award.” To hear the full story, be sure to watch our short video TODAY at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. I sit down with Family Policy Alliance CEO Craig DeRoche to unpack exactly what happened and how this fits into our cultural moment. Don’t miss it!
- Be Out & Proud (unless you, your school, and your doctor need to hide your gender transition from your parents)
Out, Proud & Loud—that’s the mantra. But, apparently, this doesn’t apply when the person “coming out” happens to be a child whose parents have very real concerns about their child identifying as LGBT.
Parents who express concern about their child undergoing irreversible gender transitions, the state of their child’s mental health and more are the enemy, according to Woke doctrine.
For these parents, the Woke crowd teaches that insurance, doctor’s offices, and even schools should keep a child’s gender transition secret from them. Some states, like California and Minnesota, have even passed laws that if a child struggling to embrace their biological sex comes to those Woke states, the state will take custody of that child (stripping custody away from his/her parents in their home state) in order to perform a gender transition.
In any other case, this would be considered kidnapping.
The pride flag may seem like a vibrant display of positive values for businesses and consumers to rally behind, but it’s really a cover-up for dangerous ideology that is destroying lives and families.
That’s why businesses that choose to display the pride flag in June aren’t making a harmless business decision, and we should call them out for it.
Join me and Family Policy Alliance’s CEO, Craig DeRoche, for a short video where we chat about Pride month, Bud Light, Target, the L.A. Dodgers and drag queens, and how to navigate it all.
Craig and his wife are parents of three daughters, and my husband and I have two daughters. We also discuss raising daughters in a world where drag shows openly mock women and where normally adult-content-only drag performances are peddled to children.
Standing with you,
Sr. Vice President of Strategy
P.S. If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign our petition to the Los Angeles Dodgers, urging them not to award the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. You can easily add your name and every individual signer’s petition will be instantly sent to the Dodgers’ email inbox through our action center.