The Hypocrisy Of Political Correctness by Adesubomi Plumptre

Published:9 Jan, 2013

I have followed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) movement for some time now. I am concerned that this group is in danger of perpetrating the same things they’ve accused others of doing: Narrow-mindedness and bigotry.
May I explain why before your mind shifts to defensive mode?

If you’ve ever begun a conversation about LGBT issues on a global forum like Facebook or in a city where Gay Marriage is legal, and you decide to play devil’s advocate; arguing for heterosexuality or “the sanctity of Marriage”, you’re immediately met with defensiveness, anger, suspicion or even outright attack. After a while, you may be shut down, threatened with a hate crime or slander!

During the height of the “Anti-Abortion” movement in America, those protesting came up with the term, “Pro-Life”. Unfortunately, when they used the term, they inadvertently tried to cast the other side as “Pro-Death” or “Anti-Life”. This was of course wrong. So, I guess it was only a matter of time before the Homosexual community tagged anyone who openly spoke against the lifestyle as “Gay-Hater” or “Gay-Basher”. [I guess payback is a bitch. And really, anytime we call heterosexuals straight, aren’t we indirectly inferring that homosexuals are “bent”? No wonder the claws are out on both sides of the aisle?]

I have often wondered why so much venom is unleashed when the subject of sexual orientation comes up. Same as religion. You rarely see such displays of temper when a grown person refuses to eat meat at a function, stating that they’re vegetarian, or when they decline a drink or cigarette at a function. At best they’re viewed as different or subscribing to another lifestyle. But when a person openly states that he doesn’t subscribe to the LGBT lifestyle, he’s vilified as religious, a bigot, not understanding or “with it”. Why? Saying what a person believes doesn’t make him/her a bad person. Disagreeing with something, someone or even an entire movement doesn’t automatically make that person condemnatory. Holding a different belief from yours doesn’t make a person narrow minded or backward. After all, 50 yrs ago, very few people believed what you believe now, and they weren’t stupid or unenlightened. Heck, 10 years ago, you probably didn’t even believe what you believe now!

Typically, in conversations about differing lifestyles or beliefs, BOTH sides are guilty of the following:

1. Wanting to prove a point: “I really don’t care what you have to say. I just want to score points to prove you wrong”
2. Wanting to be right: “I desperately need to be right. Secretly, I’m afraid of the possibility that you may be right, after all”
3. Bitterness over some perceived or actual oppression by the opposing group: “I can’t have a rational conversation with a group that has done this or that”
4: Rebellion: “I want to think what I want to think and no one should tell me any different”
5. Self righteousness: “My way is better, and by the way, it’s the only way”
6. Self-pity: “You poor ignorant backward soul”
7. Defensiveness: “No one is going to browbeat me or snooker me with unverified facts. And anyway, I know you have an agenda”
8. There’s also what I call “appeal to authority” – facts and data are reeled out with an end-goal in mind. A person takes a position then adduces “facts” to support that position. Information is also divorced from religious beliefs, cultural norms, ideologies and the prevailing zeitgeist, forgetting that people rarely do things because of factual reasons.

On another note, I’m worried that the desire to be accommodating of EVERY lifestyle is spurning a new type of affirmative action in the workplace and Hollywood. There’s a token LGBT role in many movies. There’s a deliberate attempt to provide for an LGBT role in the management cadre in cities where the lifestyle is legal. What then happens when fringe sexuality like bestiality becomes legal (I think it’s actually legal in some American States) or when every religious group clamours for affirmative action?

In Nigeria, where religion and ethnicity are huge considerations in Government appointments, we have witnessed such shocking dislocations, as positions are “zoned” to individual ethnic or religious groups without regard to competence or appropriateness. It also logically follows that since gay couples can adopt children, then LGBT characters should also be introduced in Disney movies, so that children may be tutored on becoming more understanding of sexual orientation. Mmmn…Is that really where we’re headed?

The laws a country makes are largely driven by the amount of influence a specific group wields and how passionate they are at advocating their position. So whenever a law is passed, I actually don’t subscribe to the opposing side bitching about it. The truth is while the opposing side was sitting pretty, the other group did the hard work of taking to the streets, raising money, and articulating their position using persuasive propaganda. It was simply a matter of time. If you don’t like it, organise effectively. Once upon a time, tobacco industry loyalists thought the anti-tobacco movement would go away, but now in developed countries, smoking is no longer permitted in public places. Sustained propaganda and strategic movements work. Conversely, rhetoric very quickly gets you ignored.

Now, to my personal beliefs about homosexuality. I have gay friends and recognise it’s a choice. None of my friendships has suffered because the other person subscribes to a different lifestyle from mine. However, I cannot divorce the subject of homosexuality from my religious beliefs. To do so would be to hide my head in the sand in a bid to appear politically correct. My objection to Homosexuality has NEVER been about lifestyle. It’s about MARRIAGE. Christianity tells me that marriage is not about a boy or girl wanting to have sex or make babies. It was meant to represent something completely God-focused – The union of Christ and His Church. A union that accommodates believers from different tribes and tongues who form a body – the BRIDE of Christ – with one head – Jesus. A homosexual marriage DOES NOT represent this and I am yet to hear any argument that refutes this.

An interesting text in Genesis Chapter 2 speaks about marriage being between a Man and someone who was “taken from him”, a “part of him”, a Woman. It wasn’t primarily about procreation.

~ (c) Adesubomi Plumptre @subomiplumptre

2 thoughts on “The Hypocrisy Of Political Correctness by Adesubomi Plumptre”

  1. voiceoflogic says:

    You seem very confused honestly… Always trying to sound like the voice of reason.. This whole right up is u trying to justify hating as normal.. Hating on people for no reason other than how they live their lives and who they love.. You claim that u just don’t want them to get married and I’m guessing ur in support of the bill.. How can u justify throwing people in jail for that.. No one would complian if the law just didn’t recognize the union..but to criminalize is just stupid and abusive of the Nigerian constitution.. As for the beastiality thing, its stupid and silly to compare the two.. Beastiality is legal in about 18 states while gay marriage is legal in just 6.. Your religion rejects it..? So what.. Don’t impose ur views on others.. I’m sure u won’t like the same done to u

  2. Ikenna says:

    Voice of Logic.
    1st rule of logic: A thing cannot be and not be at the same time and in the same sense.

    If marriage is a union between a man and a woman then it breaks the the first law of logic to use the term gay marriage… Unless we decide to change the definition of marriage which the Nigerian Government has widely seen as something it cannot do as it is beyond its jurisdiction just as it is beyond the jurisdiction of any earthly authority to define what human nature is or what male and female is.

    For me the real obstacle is the gay movement redefining of what is supposed to a tendency, habit or orientation to be a way of being, an essential part of what it means to be human (making essential what is accidental). If gay is what I am and not a tendency or an orientation or in some cases a habit then even the point that Christian make that what is sin is the homosexual act not the homosexual person (hate the sin love the sinner) is moot. At the deepest level this is a question of whether being ‘gay’ is an essential part of what it means to be human.

    And if we accept Gays on this principle (that being gay is essential to a definition of who I am) then we cannot deny them the right to change the definition of marriage to allow logical possibility of the term gay marriage. And based on this principle we have no grounds to deny the same rights to people who have a sexual preference for Children or for Animal as long as they have defined themselves as such. We are on that slippery slope already what was the gay movement has morphed to include the needs of bisexuals and now Transgender (whatever that means)


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