When they don’t like words, it’s “hate speech” and justifies everything from murder to disemployment and prison. When they tell you openly what they’re intending to do, it’s merely a presentation of a stereotype and should not be criticized or even quoted:
Over the weekend, a short video circulated widely on social media of an unidentified person at a New York City march during Pride festivities saying, “We’re coming for your children.”
In the 21-second clip, circulated by a right-wing web streamer channel, dozens of people march in the streets and are clearly heard chanting, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re not going shopping.” But one voice that is louder than the crowd — it’s not clear whose, or whether the speaker was a member of the LGBTQ community — is heard saying at least twice, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.”
To conservative pundits, activists and lawmakers, the video confirmed the allegations they’ve levied in recent years that the LGBTQ community is “grooming” children.
But to Brian Griffin, the original organizer of the NYC Drag March, if that’s the worst they heard, it’s only because he wasn’t there this year. “It’s all just words,” Griffin said. “It’s all presented to fulfill their worst stereotypes of us.”
The wicked are a) liars and b) even worse than their very worst stereotypes. Always take their words at face value, assume that is just the tip of the iceberg, and respond accordingly. And if “it’s all just words”, well, what are the criticism and the condemnation, if not words? Context is not a universal excuse for content.
Freedom of speech and freedom of expression were always satanic devices only intended to go one way.
But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.
- Matthew 15:18