Heterosexual Pride Month|
June 4, 2009
President Obama has again proclaimed June as a month to actively celebrate
the gay lifestyle. This year, he has included 'transgendered' among the list of
sexual identities to celebrate.
Obama came through on his campaign theme of 'equality' by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month". Obama
lauded what he calls "the determination and dedication" of the LGBT movement.
In the same spirit of equality,
I'd like to propose July to be designated as Heterosexual Pride Month in hopes of
drawing attention to and appreciation for traditional moral values and marriage
as practiced by heterosexuals. Heterosexual Pride Month could be an occasion to
focus on the joys of being heterosexual and monogamous. And the determined and dedicated Americans
who are both.
Heterosexuals, whom I'll call "happies," seldom have their
voices heard or their sexual practices mentioned. Although a majority of Americans
are happies, they are loath to flaunt their bedroom habits in public. Blame an ingrained
sense of outdated modesty.
Most happies are advocates of traditional marriage and cling
to the notion that sex should be a private affair. Some even believe that sex is
a matter between a man and his wife and believe the government has no right to dictate
or influence what they do in the privacy of their own bedrooms.
Some happies go even further and believe that God made Adam and Eve (not Adam and
Steve) for a darn good reason. Most happies also believe
that their sexual habits should not be thrust into the faces of those who feel differently.
They call it, well, just good manners. Both of these views would be excellent topics
for discussion during Heterosexual Pride Month.
Since the traditional family has
long been considered a vital component of civil society, we could also use Heterosexual
Pride Month to emphasize and explore the social compact that traditional marriage
used to signify.
Now that Obama has brought tolerance back into vogue, I recommend
using Heterosexual Pride Month as an occasion to voice the legitimate moral objections
many Americans (57%) have to gay marriage and the plethora
of sexual practices that Obama, in the name of equality, is demanding all Americans
not only accept, but endorse.
I'd be willing to host a discussion on the topic of homophobia, and explore why
98% of happies are automatically labeled homophobic if they dare to comment on what
they legitimately consider an aberrant lifestyle.
Another panel discussion during Heterosexual Pride Month
could deal with whether or not gender should be optional. We could then explore the
harmful effects of indoctrinating impressionable young children into the idea that
gender and/or sexuality is merely a lifestyle option. Special emphasis could be
placed on the documented detrimental effects of the gay lifestyle.
We could then go on to discuss the physical and mental health implications of gay
vs. happy, and finish off with
a quick overview of the Constitution and the role of government in dictating morality.
Heterosexual Pride Month will necessarily present quite a
challenge, as many heterosexual couples these days are so busy working to pay their
taxes and raising children that many of them just don't have the time to devote
Besides, most happies believe its not right to force their
views of marriage and happiness on others. On this point, President Obama concurs. Just last Monday
he said that the United States cannot impose its values on other countries. I'm sure he
also meant 'on other citizens.' This could be another excellent topic for discussion.
In the spirit of inclusion, I'd like to extend an invitation
to the LGBT movement to join us happies in making Heterosexual Pride Month a reality.
With all of us working together we could have a real multicultural event with lots
and lots of dialogue.
is a colummnist and editor for conservative
She lives happily in South Carolina.
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