Mark T. Mitchell on the Subversive Tyranny of a Month of Pride
Last June we completed yet another month dedicated to Pride, one of the seven deadly sins. But this is not just a generic and amorphous pride that would suggest a general disorder of souls. Instead, the United States, and indeed much of the world, has set aside June as a month to celebrate LGBT practices and ideas. Thus, we are enthusiastically celebrating the fact that we are proud of our national proclivity to sexual antinomianism.
But why pride and why sex? There is a curious dynamic at work here, and it behooves us to press a bit. The LGBT movement has, if nothing else, experienced unprecedented success in the last two decades, and Pride Month is a key indicator of that success. It is as if the world decided to celebrate origami or extroversion and, to commemorate the enthusiasm, designed symbols, organized parades, and compelled schools, businesses, and governments to join in the celebration. Hurray for Origami!
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