Ethnic Pride vs LGBTQ vs Happy to Be a Jew
What has the gay community, whether LBGTQ, lesbian, homosexual, trans or any other non-heterosexual being in one of these communities, done to be proud? Doesn’t the phrase “to be proud” mean that someone has accomplished something in which there has been an achievement that is satisfying?
Is Homosexuality a Choice?
Anyone who has argued that homosexuality is a choice has been declared a hater and a science denier, writes Dennis Prager in American Greatness. So,, argues Mr. Prager, “if no choice is involved, no effort on the part of the individual—let alone no moral accomplishment—what is there to be proud of?
As an example, Prager points out, he, as youth and a lover of sports, couldn’t identify growing up with Jewish pride over great Jewish athletes. At least the athletes he admired – Hank Greenberg, third baseman Al Rosen, lightweight boxing champ Benny Leonardall – each accomplished something.
That’s Mr. Prager’s first gripe: Why be proud?
His 2nd beef is, why does the LGBTQ movement do everything possible “to bludgeon every institution into celebrating Pride Nights, Days, Weeks, and Months?”
The reason is the totalitarian nature of all left-wing movements. Unlike liberal and conservative movements, every left-wing movement is totalitarian. Therefore, it is not enough for people to tolerate or even show respect to LGBTQ individuals. We must all celebrate lesbianism, male homosexuality, the transgendered, and queers. No left-wing movement is a movement for tolerance. They are movements that demand celebration.
Americans in general are a tolerant lot, but as Prager reasons, at least half of America will not celebrate girls who have their breasts removed—or the therapists and physicians who facilitate it.
At least half of us will not celebrate men dressed as women, especially those who dance in front of 6-year-olds.
And while some medical schools have been cowed into saying “birthing person” rather than “pregnant woman,” at least half of us will hold the cowards who run these medical schools in contempt.
Happy to Be a Jew
Dennis Prager, who is Jewish, writes that he is not proud of being Jewish. But he definitely can relate to it. As a 21-year old, the Israeli foreign office sent Mr. Prager into the Soviet Union to smuggle in Jewish items and smuggle out names of Jews wanting to leave the Soviet Union.
I have brought many disaffected Jews back to Judaism. And I have constantly fought for Israel’s security. I am very happy to be a Jew. But I don’t quite relate to being proud of it—it was not my achievement; it was an accident of birth.
That is equally true of your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and orientation. You don’t get credit for, shouldn’t be proud of, and have no right to demand others celebrate something you had nothing to do with.
What accomplishment is involved in being gay, lesbian, or bisexual? Even trans is allegedly built into one’s nature. Isn’t the entire premise of the LGBTQ movement that one does not choose one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity? Wasn’t anyone who argued that homosexuality is a choice declared a hater and a science denier? So, then, if no choice is involved, no effort on the part of the individual — let alone no moral accomplishment — what is there to be proud of?
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