Quit Saying “Gay”
One of the things that never fails to grate me is the use of the word “gay” to refer to homosexual tendencies or, worse, sodomitical behaviour.
I have written in the past about the power of words, but today I would like to focus on the use of this particular word, “gay”.
The use of a word so blatantly wrong by any decent standard of the English language, and so obviously charged with a positive connotation to describe a perversion, always implies acceptance of the homosexual thinking and sodomitical behaviour. One can simply not call homosexuals and outright sodomites “gay” without giving a positive connotation, and the connotation chosen by them, to their thinking.
You will in vain looking for a writing in which Winston Churchill calls Hitler “Mein Fuehrer”, because whilst the word Fuehrer (or Duce, or Caudillo) can be used in an objectified manner simply to indicate a particular person, the use of an emotionally charged expression cannot. At some point, the expression will be not merely descriptive, but approving, exactly because it is identified with the use of the expression in a particular context that is to be extolled. Therefore, Duce del Fascismo, Caudillo de Espana and Mein Fuehrer can never be used in a neutral way.
This is the more so by the use of the word “gay” to indicate homosexual thinking or sodomitical behaviour, because in this case a) the very meaning of the word has been completely perverted and b) the connotation of the word is invariably positive.
Think of this: would you call the incestuous “clever” because they define themselves so? Or those given to bestiality “smart”, or the pedophiles “happy”? Thought not…
“But Mundabor – you might say – the word “gay” is so universally accepted and part of the everyday language!” I answer to this that exactly this is the problem! The word is as widely spread as the acceptance of perverted behaviour, and every time the word is used the behaviour is further helped to be seen as “normal” and part of everyday reality.
Words shape perceptions. The use of the word “gay” (happy, positive connotation) instead of “homosexual” (gravely sinful, heavily disapproving connotation) is part and parcel of the homosexualist strategy. They would never have been able to change the public perception of their abomination without expunging the abomination from their vocabulary, from their way of defining it.
To be against homosexual perversion and sodomitical behaviour and at the same time use their propaganda words is like wanting to fight against the Wehrmacht whilst singing Nazi war songs. Stop it now.
When the sane part of the population stops calling perverts with the names chosen by them and starts again calling them… perverts, the very perception of the public towards this abomination will change. Conversely, it will never be possible to change the perception without stopping the use of the word, because the word itself implies approval and you can never condemn what you are approving.
Nor can the argument be used – something often heard from the shrinking violets – that the use of the word “gay” is justified by the fact that the Church is “accepting” and “inclusive”. The Church is also inclusive of pedophile and incestuous people, but she certainly does not accept their behaviour, nor does she call them with fake names.
The war on ideas starts with the war on words.
Quit saying “gay”.