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.
It’s all based on insecurity. Insecure people band together out of fear and blame those who don’t have the same fear or express it for their ( dems) sadness, frustration, insecurities, lousy life and all that.
You are spot on as usual! Never have a I run across as much self pity and poor me syndrome as the current liberal gay individual. They will
never be happy, never fulfilled and never made to feel whole. Someone will always “owe” them something for past mistreatment. But then again that can be said for several liberal groups within the current Democratic Party.
Fran Ayars says
Thank you Arch,
I am supportive of your ideas about gay and your recommendations. I was raised in the Episcopal church (not a member any more.) We raised our children in the Episcopal church but am happy to say they have moved to other churches also. Now the Methodist church seems to be leaning the way of the Episcopal churches. I am waiting for the pendulum to swing back to center and will not change my newest membership in the Methodist church. However, I am tired of the gay victims and the politicians who preach that we Christian believers are wrong. I am tired of the term diversity and racism being constantly preached because being straight, conservative and white is wrong. I am sad that our lives are twisted up in this kind of thinking at this time.
Again you are spot on Arch. The Liberal Gays will NEVER be happy. The victimhood mentality, which for the most part shed by the elders of the Gay Community, is picked up by the young and recently freed gay individuals. They feel liberated by the forced acceptance of their open sexuality. Not satisfied to just live their adult lives as a professional they continue to push the envelope to see just how far they can shock us. What is amazing to me is the hatred for POTUS Trump. He has done NOTHING against the Gay Community. His goal is to make America better, richer and stronger. Good article Arch. It is too bad they cannot stop drinking the Koolade and do something to help all Americans, not just their own lust.
I’m certainly in agreement Arch.
I identify as a Gay Christian Conservative myself. I kind of had my red-pill moment about a decade ago. I used to vote Democrat in past elections, and seeing that I could no longer support the Democrat party, I’ve been voting Republican for the better part of the last decade. I do believe a higher power truly exists. I’ve also struggled with accepting my sexuality too, even though I’m not entirely out quite yet. I’ve also struggled with having high-functioning for of Autism as well. I also see myself wishing to pursue a relationship someday as well.
I feel like your story, Arch, has helped me in a unique way. I remember watching you doing TV weather on channel 11 and channel 2 years ago. Even though you and me have never met in person, I would certainly think of you as a new friend. I like what you do. Hopefully my words mean a lot to you.