Dr. Peters enters the auditorium with his demanding 6’4” stature and scruffy beard. “Good morning everyone,” he declares in his deep, raspy voice as he turns on his PowerPoint presentation. The room is on the top floor of one of Washington, D.C.’s tallest skyscrapers. The auditorium – filled with numerous high-end politicians, news company executives, noteworthy reporters & writers, and numerous prominent voices of the LGBTQ community – was silent with anticipation.
“Well lets get started, as I do not have much time. You have brought me in today to teach to you methods of filtering an idea into the ethos of our society in a way that our society will approve of it. As you know, the topic at hand is homosexuality and same-sex marriage. In order for success we must be covertly deceptive. I can assure you that this is not my first time at the rodeo for altering the macro-psychological concepts of a population. Over time, if you closely follow my 6-step plan, you will see a turnaround in the acceptance of homosexuality. It will be the quickest shift on a mass-societal topic in the history of our world.”
Dr. Peters smirks with confidence as he beings his PowerPoint:
1) Redefining Words.
In order to change a people’s idea on the topic of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we must first get our country to redefine the words “judgment” and “condemnation”. Historically, those words have been defined as what is done by the accuser after they tell someone the truth. That is, condemning is about casting a person off after they tell you their position. We will need to alter these definitions such that ‘judging takes place anytime someone disagrees with your position regardless of their actual treatment of you afterwards.’ [Other words to redefine: rights, marriage, love, hate]
We also need to pervert the ideas of “individualism” and “political correctness”. Of course individualism itself is not evil. Even political correctness has solid merit. Political correctness has the ability to stop people from being marginalized or insulted by other humans. This is good all around. All that said, that is NOT our end goal. If we stopped there we’d be defeated for sure. Our end goal is to pervert human thought process as to make it impossible for them to truly guide one another toward Truth.
Since the start of western America… there has been a subtle 300 year long progression of moral and sexual liberty that destroys the effect of the Gospel. It is a free speech apocalypse. The Bible requires repentance on some level – but a person cannot tell another person to follow Jesus without simultaneously calling that person to walk away from something else.
When individualism is coupled with political correctness that “something else” now doesn’t have to be walked away from anymore. Hence, true repentance in order to follow Jesus cannot be achieved at the heart level. Therefore, over time, they will naturally become anti-repentant. You see, the Gospel is not only a Gospel of repenting from sins that we KNOW are WRONG – it is also repenting from things that we THOUGHT were a VIRTUE. Subsequently, this will force the hand of the church into accepting homosexuality as normative because they need that key repentance piece to seemingly stay in effect as some level within their doctrine.
2) Excessively Accuse Anyone that Thinks Homosexuality is Wrong, as Hateful Bigots.
I know what you’re thinking, what good will that do? Let me tell you a story. Back in 2005, the Bush administration asked for my help as they needed to drastically increase gas prices; something they’d never done before. I told the administration to increase gas prices from the nationwide average of $1.80 upward to $4.50 (much more than their actual goal). This caused a nationwide outcry. After one week of chaos, I told the administration to bring it down to $3.50. The entire nation immediately calmed down. They were so relieved to pay $3.50 a gallon instead of $4.50 that they forgot that just a week prior they were paying $1.80! This psychological tactic is unwavering in its success when done correctly. For instance, if you continuously call Christians bigots, they will naturally begin to give in and attempt to overcompensate for their “presumed hate”. They will being to weaken their doctrine and their churches will water down on LGBTQ issues.
3) Deteriorate the Current Secular Worldview.
This is one of the easier, but tricky targets. Apart from the Christian faith, Americans have no objective structure to look towards that justly labels homosexual acts as morally wrong. Have them begin to believe that homosexuality isn’t a choice or a sinful bent; but that you are immutably and unchangeably biologically homosexual. This has no scientific evidence, but it is still a powerful weapon. Now whether it is biological or not, it doesn’t matter in the end because we still run into the risk of our opponents making the factual claim that some people are genetically predisposed to alcoholism (which has more evidence), pedophilia, or violence. Therefore, those things should also be accepted. Be careful with this point.
We can also rid of this group by attempting to correlate gay rights to historical women’s rights, African American slavery and the Civil Rights Movement. They will eventually topple over and acquiesce. Their growing indifference and low attention spans will be the end of them. ‘God bless America’.
4) Emotion Emotion EMOTION E-M-O-T-I-O-N.
This, my friends, is our greatest and dearest weapon!!! When you write articles or give political speeches on same-sex marriage it is vital for you to use as much emotion as possible. The emotion of both love and hate are equally important. If you hear a heartfelt story about a daughter revealing her homosexual lifestyle to her parents … regardless of their reaction, publish it!! Share it! If they accept her, write to gain tears of joy. If they neglect her, write to gain empathetic hate. Either way, it is a win-win. People love stories. There is a reason why Michael Jordan is still extremely popular among today’s adolescents – because his stories are still passionately told to this day. Emphasize on how you love your partner every chance you get during a debate. Story telling is a “straw man approach” which subliminally works in our favor.
5) When to avoid Christians:
- The ones in the Reformed or certain seminary circles are tough to break down. They stand with their strong theology and, because that is not our strong point, … we should digress there. However, luckily for us, the theologically-focused Christians are depicted as arrogant bullies within the entire Christian domain itself already. The white men especially have a hard time theses days because their historic pedestal has been revealed and frowned upon. Therefore, we can sit back and avoid them as they are already labeled as conservative bigots from other Christians.
- Please avoid Christians who show genuine love for people who practice homosexuality with a distinction between “loving the person and not the sin”. Do not write those stories. Be careful around them, lest they invite you into their homes, engage into your lives, turn you into a Christ follower, and show you the true design of God’s creation. Remember, this is a chess game. That is a move that you do not want to make.
Note: If you do come across these Christians, try your best to keep the discussions away from the Gospel. Keep the focus narrowly on God’s treatment of homosexuality. This way the Biblical metanarrative of Jesus is not spoken on … but only an implication of it. Depending on their knowledge of scripture, or lack thereof, you may be able to twist scripture and justify your case without them knowing.
6) Stray away from the polygamy argument.
This is important. We have no way of fighting in favor of same-sex marriage without inadvertently allowing for people in favor of polygamy to use our exact same arguments in favor for themselves. That is a large weakness in our fight. Even though some of you may actually be in favor of polygamy, America is not ready for polygamous marriages just yet. Our current focus has to stay on same-sex marriages. If people bring up that polygamists should merit rights if homosexuals merit rights … just walk away or change the subject. Trust me, we cannot win that argument nor do we want America aware of its imminent occurrence.
[End of PowerPoint]
Dr. Peters, turns off the Power-Point document and looks toward the audience. No one says a word. Everyone is in awe of what they just learned.
“Class dismissed,” declares Dr. Peters.
Dear Heavenly Father, please continue to have mercy on our wretched nation. Please forgive us. Please forgive us.