Confirmation That the World Has Lost Its Mind

By Michael Brown Published on May 14, 2024

On Sunday night, I was scanning some headlines on the Breitbart website, reading them aloud. If you need confirmation that the world has lost its mind, it is here in plain sight.

One headline: “VIDEO: TEXAS ‘TRANSGENDER WOMAN’ ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER VICTIM BEFORE KISSING, STABBING BODY.”

The article, which reports a real tragedy, cites a post on X by podcaster Joey Mannarino, which explains,

Karon Fisher is a Texas man who thinks he’s a woman.

Steven Anderson is a 64-year-old Houston man who was just going to check the mail.

Fisher saw him, mowed him down with his car, backed up over him, stabbed him 9 times, then kissed him and danced around [and] over his body.

He has been charged for the murder and is being held on a $2 million bond.

Everything about this tragedy is sick.

‘Queers for Palestine’

The very next headline declared, “WATCH: ANTI-ISRAEL ‘QUEERS FOR PALESTINE’ PROTESTERS BLOCK ACCESS TO DISNEY WORLD.”

In this story, we learned that tensions “rose when anti-Israel protesters with the group Queers for Palestine blocked traffic on Saturday outside Disney World in Orlando, Florida.”

Queers for Palestine? But of course! That’s like Blacks for the KKK or Jews for Nazism. A delightful mix. You can feel the chemistry.

Never mind the fact that there are exactly zero queers in Palestine — because, as many have pointed out, such people would be instantly marked for death by the terrorists in charge.

GLAAD So Sad

Finally, we read that, “Jennifer Lawrence Calls Mike Pence Gay at GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Conversion Therapy Is Not Real – Even Though You Think It Worked on You’.

After making a crude joke about gay sex and noting that “she once fell in love with a gay man but eventually realized her love would never be reciprocated,” Lawrence chose to attack the former vice president as if he had been gay and had become straight. This is so funny.

The bad news, as I have stated endlessly, is that we have fallen this far. The good news, as I have also stated endlessly, is that societal madness like this only reinforces the inevitable pushback toward sanity.

GLAAD is the acronym for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (which I nicknamed the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Disagreement due to their attempts to suppress opposing, conservative viewpoints. Note these two articles from 2012 and 2021).

Last month, GLAAD bemoaned the fact that the number of LGBTQ characters on television had recently decreased. According to the group’s annual study,

For series regulars across primetime scripted broadcast programming, 8.6% were LGBTQ. On top of that, of all the LGBTQ characters that were counted (468), 50% were LGBTQ people of color while only 5.1% identified as transgender. The study also found 36% of LGBTQ characters included will not be returning next season.

And this is supposed to be bad news, reflective of a dangerous decline in LGBTQ+ characters. Seriously?

Four hundred sixty eight LGBTQ characters is not enough? And 1 in 20 characters identifying as transgender is not enough, even though that is 10 times higher than reality? And let’s keep in mind that exactly none of those 468 characters will be portrayed in a negative light. A transgender character committing the kinds of atrocities for which Karon Fisher was recently arrested will never be portrayed in any procedural crime drama as the perpetrator — only the victim.

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As GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said,

We know it is imperative for the queer community, especially transgender people, to see our lives reflected on screen to counteract the misinformation and harmful rhetoric going unchecked by politicians and journalists. And we know that younger audiences are hungry for shows that truly reflect the world around them.

In other words, we must continue to pump out the propaganda, first indoctrinating impressionable young people, then confirming their confusion and pain. And at any cost, we must counteract the “misinformation and harmful rhetoric going unchecked by politicians and journalists.”

In other words, we must counteract any view that challenges our own — in particular, that which is held by Christian conservatives.

The bad news, as I have stated endlessly, is that we have fallen this far. The good news, as I have also stated endlessly, is that societal madness like this only reinforces the inevitable pushback toward sanity.

As for those who truly struggle with gender confusion, may our scorn for the moral chaos not outweigh our compassion for them as individuals. As they find wholeness from the inside out, they themselves will demonstrate to the watching world that there is a better way. Until then, we can only expect the headlines to get worse.

 

Dr. Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. He is the author of more than 40 books, including Can You be Gay and Christian?; Our Hands Are Stained With Blood; and Seize the Moment: How to Fuel the Fires of Revival. You can connect with him on Facebook, X, or YouTube.

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