Glenn Stanton is the director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Yesterday First Things published this article in which he explains the term “LGBT” and why we are right to be confused by it – and especially why the term “the LGBT community” implies a degree of social cohesion which actually doesn’t exist.
Today’s most important acronym expands and contracts like an accordion with seemingly no rhyme or reason. From LGBT, the inclusive train of letters has now swelled to LGBTTQQIAAP2S.
I only mention the article because the one thing that this alphabet-soup group of people seem to have in common is that they see Jesus, the Bible, and us as their enemies. Thus their desire to put Barronelle Stutzman, Melissa Klein, Jack Phillips and others out of business is the characteristic that unites them more than any other.
I hasten to add that there are probably some individuals who, while technically qualifying for one of the letters in the group name, don’t have any animus toward others and may not even wanted to identify with the group. After all, it is primarily a political lobby – that is, a “special-interest group” – and not a social, ethnic, or familial grouping.
(5-minute read; 928 words)