FEBRUARY 13, 2020 BY ARCH KENNEDY
I turn 50 this year so I have seen a lot in the gay community considering I “came out” at 19 years old. I have also watched politics change as well. Gay marriage was “legalized” in all 50 states almost 5 years ago by a Supreme Court ruling. I will never forget that day because it was the first day I actually spoke my mind on social media. I said that, while I was happy for my gay brothers and sisters, I disagreed with the way gay marriage came to be. I believe SCOTUS interprets the law, not creates it. I felt that gay marriage should have been passed in a bill by the people as all laws are passed. The hate that I received from the gay left was immense. My eyes were opened wide to the politics of Democrats and specifically gay Democrats.
Fast forward to today where I have now been a gay conservative activist for 5 years witnessing A LOT in the way of political opinions and other activists. Back when I came out in the late 80s, there was a lot of bigotry against gay people and we used to huddle in certain areas of town at gay bars and had our own little accepting family. It was actually a great time, despite the way most of the world looked at homosexuality. Gays flourished financially during this time despite the bigotry. Most of my friends took extravagant trips with their friends since they had no children to take care of. Gay people had a lot of spending power. In other words, life was not as bad as many would tell you. Trust me.
As the years went on, I started my career in TV broadcasting as an on-air meteorologist and kept my sexuality secret for fear of possibly getting fired. By around 2004, times were changing and it no longer mattered. I was an on-air personality and completely open and accepted. I watched big companies like Delta and many others not only accept gay people but boast of their acceptance of the gay population and their “diversity”. We are now in the year 2020 and life is even better for gays.
But what I am witnessing now, is that the gay community which, I believe is about 80% liberal, is STILL not satisfied. They claim victimhood when that is just not the case. We have literally gone in the opposite direction where straight, conservative, Christian males are the oppressed.
I am very well-read these days. I am constantly amazed at what Democrats and especially gay Democrats actually believe to be truth. It is like they are living in an alternate universe. Religious freedom is now under heavy attack. Churches are being forced to conform to a form of “marriage” that goes against their belief and it is even causing divide with the churches themselves.
Gay Democrats’ lives revolve around their sexuality and always have. That is the major difference between gay liberals and gay conservatives. Gay conservatives are individual thinkers and our sexuality is only a small aspect of our lives. This makes us a villain to most of the gay community. We are a MAJOR obstacle to the Democrat identity politics game they play daily.
The sad point is, gay liberals will NEVER be satisfied and will ALWAYS play the victim and try to force humanity to accept them. I hope I am wrong and one day they come around and just be happy they have the same lives as straight people. But right now, the vitriol is deep and no signs of changing anytime soon. I think that is sad.
My advice to straight, Christian, conservatives? Be wary of liberal gay activists. They are out for blood and do not have the ability to compromise. At least not now.