Pride Month is here—time for Western nations to once again roll out the rainbow flags and treat any associated criticism as blasphemy.
For anyone who thinks I’m being witty and metaphorical with the term blasphemy, I invite them to read the latest headlines.
This just in from NBC News:
“LGBTQ flag burned at California elementary school before Pride event”
The incident occurred the weekend that preceded May 22 at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood, the school district said.
An LGBTQ flag was burned at an elementary school in Southern California this month ahead of a Pride event, and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, authorities said.
Or this from the New York Post:
“Dallas city council’s warning to workers: Use preferred pronouns or risk being fired”
Employees of the city of Dallas, Texas are on notice that they must use preferred pronouns or risk being fired, according to newly publicized documents. …
“Refusing to respect an employee’s gender identity by intentionally referring to an employee by a name or by pronouns that do not correspond to the employee’s gender identity” is a form of discrimination and harassment the documents warned, adding that employees who fail to comply “may be disciplined up to and including termination.”
Or this from the Daily Mail:
“Why you could soon be jailed for three years for making an offensive Facebook post – here’s what you need to know”
A sweeping law could see Australians jailed for three years for posting what’s deemed ‘offensive’ on Facebook in an attempt to protect minority groups.
Queensland’s Labor government has introduced a bill that would dramatically increase the maximum prison sentence for racist, anti-gay, anti-trans or seriously bigoted statements.
Or this from The Babylon Bee:
Okay, the last one was satire, but you get the point.
A widely accepted definition of blasphemy laws is any law that prohibits insulting, expressing contempt, or showing a lack of reverence toward a deity, a sacred object, or something considered sacred or inviolable.
It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that blasphemy laws are back in fashion in the Anglosphere and are, in increasing degrees, being used to persecute dissidents of LGBT ideology and our culture’s new secular religion.