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05/03/2013

Audio: Matt Barber tells nat'l radio audience that gays 'are in rebellion to God'; is somehow still the 'victim'

by Jeremy Hooper

Matt Barber continues his game of telling LGBT people they are broken and immoral by insisting that we "know" we are what he says we are:


Janet Mefferd Show, 5/2/13

Matt is using a corrosive strategy that those of us on the side of peace pinpointed long ago. While speaking on Apartheid in South Africa (which he directly compares to modern persecution of gays), LGBT ally Desmond Tutu said it like this:

"Language is very powerful, language does not just describe reality, language creates the reality it describes. And so when they call you a non-European, a non-this you may think it is not working on you, but in fact it is corrosive of your self image. You end up wondering whether you are actually as human as those others." [SOURCE]

Exactly! People like Matt protest not even because they believe what they say, necessarily. Some might, but others probably do not. It doesn't really matter. The point is that they want us to believe this about ourselves. They want us—and younger versions of "us," in particular—to internalize their protestations.

But of course with the anti-gays, we get that whole other level where they put toxic ideas about us out there on an hourly basis and then insist that they are the ones being demonized and marginalized by a hostile society. It's an extremely annoying (and deeply anti-intellectual) added component, obviously. However, it might also be a blessing in disguise. This "victim" strategy has made the other side look so damn silly, it's making their entire operation look like a sham. People simply are not buying into the odd idea that they, the ones who condemn their fellow humans, are the persecuted among us. Sure, their hyper-motivated supporters are buying it. But let's be real: that crowd, while still sizable enough to be formidable in some ways, is rapidly dwindling. And I would argue that the truly bizarre behavior in which they throw stones at an entire human population and then start crying "AHHHHH, YOU HIT ME!" is bringing new converts to our side with every passing day.

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