There is an intra-acronym divorce that is looming within the
LGBT movement. The L’s – or at least a
growing number of vocal L’s – have come to accept that the T’s aren’t on the
same team. In fact, they’re
diametrically opposed to everything that the L’s (and the G’s for that matter)
have fought to establish over the last few decades of their sexual revolution.
For quite some time several of us Bible believers have
pointed out the incongruity of homosexual and transgender dogma. Increasing numbers of conservatives have pointed
to the historical reality that revolutionaries will always, when given enough
time, turn on one another. And that
appears to be precisely what is unfolding.
The first rumbles might have been noticed at this year’s
London Pride March where there was a conspicuous sign that couldn’t be
overlooked. Its words screamed,
“Transactivism Erases Lesbians.” It was
a particularly cutting accusation given that transgender activists have used
that same charge to advance their own cause.
Still, while cutting it isn’t inaccurate.
Gay activist and author Andrew Sullivan explains why:
This is the deeply confusing and incoherent aspect of the entire debate. If you abandon biology in the matter of sex and gender altogether, you may help trans people live fuller, less conflicted lives; but you also undermine the very meaning of homosexuality. If you follow the current ideology of gender as entirely fluid, you actually subvert and undermine core arguments in defense of gay rights. “A gay man loves and desires other men, and a lesbian desires and loves other women,” explains Sky Gilbert, a drag queen. “This defines the existential state of being gay. If there is no such thing as ‘male’ or ‘female,’ the entire self-definition of gay identity, which we have spent generations seeking to validate and protect from bigots, collapses.” Contemporary transgender ideology is not a complement to gay rights; in some ways it is in active opposition to them.
And it’s important to realize this isn’t just academic
opposition. It has real-life
consequences, and those, perhaps more than anything else, are what seem to be
motivating an increasingly vocal lesbian revolt against their transgender foes.
Julia Beck, an outspoken lesbian, was recently kicked off
Baltimore’s LGBTQ commission. Her
crime? Offending the pronoun police in the transgender crusade.
“I was found guilty of ‘violence.’ My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. It doesn’t matter that he sexually assaulted two women in a women’s prison after being transferred there on account of his ‘gender identity.’ Oh no, it is far more criminal for me to call a male rapist ‘he’ than it is for him to rape,” Beck argued… “The meeting made one thing crystal clear: Inclusivity means all voices are welcome, except women’s, except lesbians’,” Beck said. “Everything is about the T now, entirely eclipsing the L, G, and B. The T is diametrically opposed to the first three letters in the acronym, and especially to the L.”
And Beck isn’t the only lesbian who has suffered the
consequences of being a member of the less-favored victim category at the
moment. Iconic tennis legend Martina
Navratilova has been dropped from the advisory board and ambassador position
for the LGBT group “Athlete Ally.”
Why? Because Navratilova wrote
these words in a Sunday Times op-ed:
“A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires,” she wrote.
“It’s insane and it’s cheating,” she continued. “I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”
First, let’s acknowledge that what Navratilova said is 100%
accurate. That feminists are not up in
arms about men competing in women’s athletic events and stealing their rightly-earned
glory is astounding. Navratilova is
merely stating the obvious; but the transgender movement demands that our
culture be at war with the obvious.
Second, let’s pause and realize just who this is that is now
being called transphobic and a proponent of discrimination, hateful
stereotypes, and violence. Martina
Navratilova has done more to advance the homosexual rights movement than
perhaps any sports figure in history.
She “came out” in the 1980s and faced far more opposition to her
positions than any of these modern sexual revolutionaries will ever know. She should, in every way imaginable, be their
Instead, she’s slammed as a hater and kicked out of the
club. Lesbians everywhere should be on
notice: if they’re willing to trample the name, legacy, and reputation of
Martina Navratilova, they’re willing to do it to you.
And for all those who have advanced the identity crusade of
homosexualism the last several years, your greatest enemy is not conservative
Christians who point towards redemption in Jesus. Your greatest enemy is in your own