Three men in Boston lead by Mark Sahady are trying to get a permit to have a straight pride parade. Their attempts to celebrate their heterosexuality have drawn criticism from the supposedly “tolerant” ranks of LGBT supporters. All of it is an exercise in foolishness.
Actor Chris Evans, a.k.a., Captain America, tweeted, “Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??”
Well Chris, since you asked, I think you are a better comic book actor than you are a thinker. Having a Straight Pride Parade is no more desperate than a Gay Pride Parade that openly flaunts the sinful lifestyle of homosexuality in the hopes of winning social acceptance. From a strictly logical perspective, I think homosexuals should celebrate heterosexuality, because if there were no heterosexuals there would be no homosexuals.
Further, I think people should think biblically about human sexuality and not take the advice of celebrities that live in the fantasyland of Hollywood where the definition of a long-lasting relationship can be measured with an egg timer.
I do not know what Chris means by “our own gay thoughts,” I am not a member of that group. I am not plagued by gay thoughts. Maybe Chris is or, maybe he is no better at expressing his thoughts than he is at thinking them.
To be clear, I think any sort of celebration of human sexuality, parades or otherwise, are a product of the sexual revolution that has led this country down the path of ‘Promised Pleasure’ that dead-ends with divided, dysfunctional, or destroyed families, the AIDS epidemic and other sexually transmitted diseases, sexually confused and suicidal people, and abortion.
It is foolish to celebrate any form of human sexuality so self-destructive while ignoring the practical advice on human sexuality that has been given to us by our Maker in the Scriptures that leads to life, joy and ultimate satisfaction.
Paul has warned us, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap,” Galatians 6:7. We have sowed the seeds of the sexual revolution, but now want to pray for a crop failure, and we have mistaken God’s patience with our sin with His permission to sin. It will prove to be a fatal mistake, unless we repent.
The term sexual revolution is defined as “a drastic relaxation in general standards of sexual behavior.” I will not be celebrating that which is destroying us within, now or ever.