What makes some people view the increasing acceptance of LGBT rights as a "decline" of American
society & the harbinger of "doom" & "fall of American civilization"? LGBT people are an integral part of American society. It goes to reason that they should be included in the societal fabric & not be discriminated against. However, there are those who maintain that LGBT people should be out of sight, out of mind.
Because they are butt hurt that there opinion is slowly becoming a minority. They feel the only way the society can remain decent is by following their religious beliefs. They say the same thing over prayer not being in school. They are so wrapped up in their own personal opinions that they become delusional about the realities of the situation.
The LGBTQ community is part of this country and should be entitled to all the same rights as every other member of the country.
And it's scary for some folks that Christianity is now a minority religion in the world. 1/3 of evangelical Christians believe there's a conspiracy to enact Sharia Muslim Law in the U.S.
Which is a complete act of paranoia . Recently a surveyed revealed almost 85% of Americans identified themselves as being Christians. That's hardly a minority! LOL! Some people still refuse to believe Obama was born in the U.S.
The only thing I can think of is that they believe their straightness makes them better than gay people, and letting gay people embrace their gayness is going to fill the world with people who they see as being inferior actually feeling confident about themselves. Just pure discrimination at its finest!
The real threat to society are the people who refuse to let go of their prejudice.
Some people value themselves based upon what privileges are afforded to them that are not afforded to others. Discrimination has always been ugly.
Imagine someone being put to sleep in 1950 and waking up in 2015 to see not only are black people allowed to vote but the president of the U.S. is black, schools are integrated, interracial marriage and (same sex marriage) are legal, abortion is legal, marijuana is legal in some states, The CEO of General Motors and IBM are women, the CEO of Xerox is a black woman, The CEO of American Express is a black man, and a woman is favored to win the election for president next year! What the hell happened?! They ask.
Depending on who the awaken person is they may want to be put back to sleep! You add this to the popularity of Caitlyn Jenner and there is some company called Apple, Inc. with revenues over $182 billion that has an openly gay CEO...etc
From his/her viewpoint the whole world is upside down!
Change is downright scary for some folks and others feel equality is equivalent to taking away things from (them) that made them feel "special". If everyone has it then that lessens the value of it.
Whenever someone yells "Let's take this country back!" I often wonder what year are they looking to go back to? Whatever year they pick a few Google searches will reveal what was going on in our society and world at the time. It's never been "good" for all!
Many of us have a knack for "romanticizing the past".
In this Brave New World Order most folks worldwide are just trying to hang on to what they've got. Even billionaires are fighting it out with other billionaires in this globalized economy and pan-world media/entertainment empire. building.
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