The Great "Gay" Racket April 19, 2001 by Joe Sobran Getting in touch with my feelings the other day, I realized how I loathe homosexuals. All of them? Of course not. Some of them are funny, kind, intelligent, and otherwise pleasant. But homosexuals in general, yes. I can't stand them. Especially the ones who are organized under the rubric of "gay rights." I guess this makes me "homophobic." So what? "Homophobia" is one of those ugly cant-words -- like "racist" and "sexist" -- that no self- respecting speaker of the English language would use. (Try to imagine Abraham Lincoln calling someone "homophobic.") It's a verbal badge of groupthink. Funny how the people who style themselves victims always want to bully everyone else. "Diversity" now means conformity. It means making sensible people afraid to contradict nonsense so obvious as to insult their intelligence. Normal people find homosexuality, especially male homosexuality, repellent. We're supposed to apologize for that? Our slang words for the anus, and their use as insults, express our disgust with the whole idea of anal sex. Apart from the personal defilement it involves, it's grossly unsanitary. My own feelings are intensified by personal experience. Believe me, when a child you love has been sodomized, it takes a lot of the romance out of buggery. What was merely disgusting becomes nauseating. You needn't hate the perpetrator -- who, in this case as in so many others, had been sodomized as a child himself -- to feel utter revulsion at the act, and contempt for those who try to endow it with dignity. Will the victim now grow up to sodomize other boys? Will he come down with AIDS? Will he, on his wedding night, remember this first "sexual" experience? Another instance of homosexual pedophilia has been in the news lately -- or rather, hasn't been in the news. In 1999 two Arkansas perverts raped, tortured, and murdered a 13-year-old boy; that crime has been almost totally ignored by the same news media that spent a year bewailing the murder of the homosexual Matthew Shepard. Because the boy was a victim rather than a victimizer of homosexuals, his story might hurt The Cause. No martyr he! The standard "gay" line on pedophilia is that most child molesters are heterosexuals. This is sheer propaganda. Homosexuals are only 1 or 2 percent of the general population (despite their inflated claims -- also propagandist -- of 10 percent), yet they are wildly disproportionate among pedophiles. What is more important, though, is that most heterosexuals are more than willing to punish molesters of little girls. They don't make excuses for them or cover up their crimes. They recognize norms of behavior. But pedophiles are an integral part of the "gay rights" movement. Does that movement repudiate them? Not at all. On the contrary, the North American Man/Boy Love Association is a regular and welcome contingent at "gay pride" marches. In England, organized "gays" agitate for lowering the age of consent for sex. This stands to reason. Homosexuality is an abandonment not only of the normal, but of any norms. Once you approve of promiscuous anal sex with strangers, how can you draw a line against anything? Why not have anal sex with kids, if that's your thing? And once again, the news media -- which love to highlight any "extremists" at conservative events -- refuse to report on pedophiles in the movement. It might embarrass The Cause. If it's "diversity" you want, don't look for it among journalists. I used to feel sorry for homosexuals. However they became that way, it was an inclination I could only pity them for being saddled with, since so much of normal life was closed off to them. And I understand why parents who find out their sons are homosexual want to protect them, even if it means denying that homosexuality is a serious disorder. That's natural. But no parent is glad to learn his son is "gay"; no parent would wish that condition on a child. This is why all the propaganda of "gay pride" rings false. Normal people aren't even proud of being normal; they take it for granted. But "pride" in an abnormality? I don't blame anyone for being sick. I blame them for telling me that sickness is just another form of health. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Read this column on-line at "http://www.sobran.com/columns/010419.shtml". To subscribe to the Sobran columns, see http://www.sobran.com/e-mail.shtml or http://www.griffnews.com for details and samples or call 800-513-5053. Copyright (c) 2001 by the Griffin Internet Syndicate, www.griffnews.com. All rights reserved.