Peter LaBarbera

I often wonder if Peter LaBarbera and the rest of the bigot brigade actually believe the rubbish that they spew. It’s all relatively harmless until parents buy into the bullshit. Then their words do violence to gay and trans children.

VCY (Voice of Christian Youth) America/Crosstalk hosted Porno Pete for a round of Christian Information Radio and a good time was had by all. Tuesday’s broadcast was headlined: The Results of LGBT Indoctrination. Do tell.

Crosstalk has been warning about indoctrination of youth by the LGBT agenda for a long time. Efforts have been made to indoctrinate the Boy Scouts, 4-H, the YMCA and schools across America.

These youth become adults and many already have been positioned to accept that which they have been immersed into and conditioned to believe for so long. Then, to the delight of many within the movement, they indicate that there’s a growing acceptance to such things as same-sex marriage and gay pride.

How, exactly, does an agenda indoctrinate anyone? And if it could, how would it indoctrinate a school. Apparently we are responsible for increasing acceptance of LGBT people. I plead guilty. It doesn’t require persuasion at all. The only thing that is necessary are some scientific facts. It is a fact, for example, that sexual orientation and gender identity are not choices and that they provide perfectly natural variants of human sexuality.

Then there is critical observation. These days kids have friends who have gay moms or gay dads. It’s easy to see that their parents aren’t strange creatures from another planet. They can also see that kids who are raised by gay parents are usually straight. So much for the notion that sexual orientation or gender identity can be influenced by others.

Ah, but the Sorrowful Sisters of Sodom aren’t done. These wonderful wizards have more to say:

Peter LaBarbera joined Jim to discuss this issue. Peter’s the founder and president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

This edition of Crosstalk began with news from Jim that a recent Gallop poll indicates that the percentage of American adults identifying as LGBT has increased to 4.5%. That’s up from 4.1% in 2016. It was 3.5% in 2012. The report noted that the expansion in the number is driven primarily by millennials. Those who identify as LGBT expanded from 7.3% in 2016 to 8.1% in 2017.

I haven’t checked the numbers. Let’s assume that are correct. Jim, by the way, is Pete’s friend for this play-date, Jim Schneider. And hh boy. We are really, really good at recruitment. So it would seem. The truth, however, adheres to Occam’s Razor and it is quite simple. The percentage of people who are LGBT stays about the same. What changes is the level of comfort that people have with their sexuality. Pete and his friends are out to make being gay, for example, very uncomfortable. It doesn’t change the number of gay people in the world. It only means that some gays will be neurotic. Eventually they come out and enjoy the freedom that comes from honesty. It is inevitable.

What is also inevitable is the amount of sheer ignorance spouted by biblical boobs:

Peter responded by saying that indoctrination and propaganda works. Even though he doesn’t trust the 8.1% figure, he noted that morality has been redefined and now that homosexuality has become fashionable, especially in the eyes of the media, more kids are getting involved.

Claiming that gay people are immoral per se makes about as much sense as claiming that red-heads are witches. You will also have to forgive Pete. You see, he is not terribly swift when it comes to arithmetic. His deficit in that are is such that he was unable to file tax returns and had his nonprofit status revoked. It has been three years this month since his operation was tax-exempt and donations were tax-deductible.

Some other statistics worth noting show that 2 in 3 Americans support same-sex marriage, 40 percentage points up from just 27% who supported it in 1996.

Yippee! Just as Americans have figured out that gay people are pretty normal, they have concluded that marriage equality hasn’t affected them unless they happen to be gay.

The core of this program involved Jim having Peter comment on some markers that vindicate the idea that the above information is accurate and how these markers steer youth toward LBGT views. Some examples included:

–Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who played ‘Gandalf’ in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, is openly homosexual. In a recent interview about his life he said that ,’Half of Hollywood is gay.’

Oh my. Who knew? Maybe he is right.

–Greendale High School in Greendale, Wisconsin, where the high school newspaper communicated how the school’s diversity council put together a theme for each day in order to celebrate the diversity in the school and around the world. Last Tuesday was LGBT Awareness Day. Comments by the principal were read by Jim showing how he was promoting the LGBT philosophy.

Pete probably sent them one of his “God will punish you” diatribes and sanity prevailed. I wonder if either of these geniuses could explain how sexuality is actually a philosophy. Is that what is necessary for the real world to conform to their book? That principal sounds like a well educated individual who is interested in the well-being of all his students. Even those that Pete and Jim disapprove of.

–A federal court ruled that a Virginia high school should have allowed a gender-confused former student to use the restrooms designated for the opposite sex. (A female who identified as male.) The school originally attempted to accommodate the request through allowing use of a private restroom but the student demanded the same restroom used by male students. The court sided with the student.

Yes, our federal judiciary is well educated and most of them are sane. Most of them are also capable of evaluative thinking which starts with an understanding of what the facts are.

–Hawaii is banning the counseling of youth by conversion therapy.

Yes, yes. In these circles people actually believe that gay kids can be turned straight. Never mind that every mainstream professional peer organization says otherwise. What do they know? Surely some New Testament passages would set them on the right course.

–At a Boy Scout jamboree that’s coming up in West Virginia in August, they want condoms to be available.

That’s a false talking point. These folks have less curiosity than blue cheese. According to Snopes, this decision was made by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, not Boy Scouts of America; condoms have been available at these events since the early 1990s and an official policy mandating condoms was implemented in 2002; the 2019 World Scout Jamboree won’t be the first such event with women and girls in attendance.

I am just so happy that Pete and Jim could have so much fun together. Consumers of their BS are diminishing by the day. Let us get on with the business of living in the present because that is what is required and that is the absolute truth. Anyway, if there really is a god than s/he must be mightily pissed off at people who are so judgmental.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.