I was hoping to get through Pride Month, formerly known as June, without completely losing my cool. But it’s on all sides, constantly reminding us that the society we live in validates mental health disorders and portrays them as normal rather than giving people the help they need.
I am sick and tired of all the TV commercials and YouTube ads trying to present the queer lifestyle as completely normal. Medicine ads for sexual diseases resulting from abnormal lifestyles plague the airwaves. I can’t watch the Three Stooges on YouTube without seeing drag queens advertising their insanity and asking for validation.
Obviously, it is essential to reiterate the “love the sin, hate the sinner” adage. Every human being, regardless of their moral shortcomings, is a child of God and therefore has intrinsic moral value. That does not mean, however, that we need to accept the crazy, disordered, demented lifestyles that they chose to live. Augustine pre-conversion was a sinful wreck. Augustine post-conversion was, and still is, a role model of someone who knew who he really was in the plan of God.
The people who claim to benefit the most from “Pride Month” mostly are militant homos who are acting in deliberate and knowing defiance of God and normal Christian anthropology. They use their supposed platform to take advantage of other confused people (in need of real help), projecting their choice as normal and right, like the “useful idiots” Lenin relied on for his revolution. Not every member of the LGBTQIA+ (did I miss any?) community is acting with malicious atheistic/amoral intent, but it is important to recognize this and address it.
Pride in the human body is completely different than what the contemporary world considers it. Body positivity only means affirming people who make progressively poorer decisions about their diets and exercise, actually celebrating the lack thereof. This allows the nuts with platforms to push not only mental but also physical illnesses on their unsuspecting followers.
What is a human being? A human being is a hylomorphic entity (meaning “composed of body and soul”) created for an end. In the Thomist tradition, this end is recognized as the perfect happiness of union with God. Our only sources of real pride should come from our status as children of God, the possession of sanctifying grace, and similar sentiments. Remove God from the picture, and pride is placed in abnormality and sin. Atheistic morals are essentially no morals, and if atheism was lived to its full, society would have completely abandoned any concept of the natural law and individual rights of man. As it has.
Pride is not an intrinsically bad feeling. As with many similar feelings and actions, it depends on the object. With that said, the pride promoted during what was formerly the month of June is of a very bad kind indeed.