Navy’s ‘gay’ pride cheer promotes degeneracy

By Scott Lively

When the Greatest Generation came home in victory from the global contest of good vs. evil we call World War II, America enjoyed a time of moral clarity like none other in our history. In the decade that followed – the 1950s –we reached the height of our civility as a nation. Families were intact and healthy, communities were safe, entertainment was clean and wholesome, business and commerce thrived, churches and synagogues were full and socially engaged, and while improvements in race relations were slow, the black family was a model of health and stability. It wasn’t perfect, but by most measures it was the closest we ever got before the calamitous 1960s when enthusiastic moral degeneracy began to define us as a people and we entered the long, slow descent into social chaos that continues today.

In 1957, the United States Marine Corps published a document titled “Moral Leadership: The Protection of Moral Standards and Character Education Program,” a set of official guidelines for the U.S. Navy and Marines. It defined the Ten Commandments as “the codified moral law” to which every person is bound as the highest form of law (p.7). With astonishing prescience, it stated:

“Homosexuality should not be accepted as merely a psychiatric problem, or a ‘natural’ event in an ‘age of enlightenment.’ It should be related to promiscuity, bad moral environment, lewdness and indecency. Moral failures in one area of human behavior must ultimately invite disaster in other areas (p.27).”

Jump ahead 60 years to 2017 and see how far our moral standards have fallen. On June 1, the official Facebook page for the United States Navy posted an image of the its official seal superimposed over a rainbow flag under a banner reading “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month” and above a caption reading “Navy Celebrates 2017 LGBT Pride Month.” The accompanying message states: “The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community is a part of our #OneNavyTeam that contributes their diverse talents, skills and service to the strength of our #USNavy.”


Same Sex Attraction Disorder is not “gay,” it is SSAD, and there is absolutely nothing to be proud of in “LGBT” history. It is commendable that President Trump did not issue an endorsement of the moral atrocity called “Gay Pride Month” as Obama did each year, but he sends a mixed message by allowing the U.S. Navy to do so under his watch.

Let’s review some facts about LGBT history and remember just how far from “pride” it falls. Documentation of the facts cited below may be found in here.

First, since President Trump identifies as a Christian, lets remember that LGBT history goes all the way back to the beginning of civilization, where it was the sin that caused God to incinerate Sodom and Gomorrah as a warning to all future generations (Genesis 19). Later, in the list of most egregious sins, which God explains were the reason the Canaanites had to be expelled by military force from the Holy Land, homosexuality is singled out for special condemnation as an “abomination,” (toeva) the harshest term of judgement in the Bible (Leviticus 18). That condemnation is reaffirmed in the New Testament, where homosexuality is singled out as the sin of rebellion that epitomizes the “reprobate mind” and apostasy (Romans 1). Balancing judgment with mercy, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 assures homosexuals they can be healed by Christ and indicates that “ex-gays” were part of the early church. Importantly, not a single verse of Scripture condones any form of homosexuality despite the tortuous intellectual gymnastics of pro-LGBT heretics who falsely claim otherwise.

Shifting to the secular perspective does not rescue the LGBT movement from the reality of its past. According to pre-eminent “gay” historian Gert Heckma, Ph.D., of the Gay Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam, the modern movement began with the infamous Marquis de Sade, for whom “sadism” is named. Sade was sentenced to death in 1772 for sodomizing his manservant and for poisoning prostitutes.

The first “gay rights” organization in the United States was the American chapter of the German-based Society for Human Rights (SHR), formed in Chicago by Henry Gerber in 1924. The next year the organization collapsed when Gerber, Vice President Al Menninger and another member were arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a boy.

The second “gay rights” group in America was started years later by Harry Hay, the champion of pederasty (adult men with teen boys), who was famous for marching in “Gay” Pride parades on behalf of NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association. NAMBLA, incidentally, was formed by LGBT pioneer David Thorstad, who also formed the Gay Activist Alliance, the earliest version of today’s Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the world’s largest LGBT advocacy organization. HRC’s founder, by the way, was Terrence Bean, in the news in recent years over charges of sexual abuse of a teenage boy.

June was chosen for Gay Pride Month because June 28 is “Gay” Pride Day, the anniversary of the Stonewall riots of 1969, when “gay” rioters violently attacked police officers responding to an incident involving a boy prostitute.

The LGBT movement was birthed in depravity and violence and has never changed. Behind the facade of ubiquitous pro-LGBT propaganda in the media and academia is a community of deeply troubled people, rife with drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, self-destructive behaviors, “hate crime” hoaxes, Machiavellian political manipulations at every level, pathological self-centeredness and seething hatred for anyone who dares oppose the “gay” agenda. While many strugglers manage to live decent and orderly lives despite their dysfunction, far too many others do not, and all of society suffers for failing to face that fact openly. Their cynical exploitation and degradation of our military for political gain is just one example of this enormous problem.

This column is to remind our commander in chief that making America great again means restoring the standards and values America held when it was at its best, as reflected in the Navy Guidelines of 1957 – NOT perpetuating the moral degeneracy that represents America’s worst, as reflected in the Navy’s Facebook page today.

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