Most of us knew this day was coming. We warned homosexual activists that the path toward “gay” “marriage” would open up a Pandora’s box of social issues with none but an arbitrary legal boundary. Well, apparently it’s already begun, even before the gay marriage issue has been resolved. What’s next? According to TIME magazine, the transgender issue is “America’s next civil rights frontier.”
What this means is that, even before homosexuals have gained “equal” status in society, transgender people will be seeking the same stamp of normalcy from mainstream America. I’m sure that will include civil “rights” like protection from all forms of discrimination and bullying and forced “health” benefits for sex-change operations. This will just be yet another way the civil government sticks its nose into your business.
I think it ironic that the purported proponents of a “live-and-let-live” attitude seem to always be at the forefront of forcing you and me to accept whatever it is they say. Homosexuals and transgender people have always said they just “wanted to be left alone to live their lives.” They talk about how “what we do in the privacy of their bedrooms doesn’t concern you.” They say we shouldn’t “legislate morality.”
But who is really forcing whom here? Heterosexuals aren’t forcing our version of marriage on homosexuals. We don’t have Heterosexual Pride parades. We largely left homosexuals to do their thing in the privacy of their own homes. We have been the biggest proponents of “live and let live.” The real social tyrants here are the marginal voices of the LGBT community who are tireless in their efforts to force their way of life on the rest of us.
And it won’t stop here. It started with a catchall criticism of “homophobes.” Now, the talking heads have to watch out for “transphobia.” It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing ourselves called “pedophobes” and “zoophobes” when we don’t admit that “pedophilia is just another sexual orientation like heterosexuality and homosexuality” and bestiality is a “victimless” act. Ten years ago, most people would have said I was obviously exaggerating. That I was comitting a slippery slope fallacy. But sometimes what looks like a slippery slope fallacy is just a warning of an actual slippery slope. This is a case in point.