Yesterday the internet was lit up by, of all things, a song performed by the San Francisco Gay (are there any other kind in San Francisco?) Men’s Chorus. The song was quaintly titled “We’re Coming For Your Children.”
These are some of the lyrics:
“You say we all lead lives you don’t respect. But you’re just frightened. You think that we’ll corrupt your kids if our agenda goes unchecked. Funny, just this once, you’re correct.”
“We’ll convert your children – happens bit by bit, quietly and subtly and you will barely notice it…”
“Just like you’re worried, they’ll change their group of friends, you won’t approve of where they go at night. And you’ll be disgusted when they start learning things online that you kept far from their sight…
Then the group sings about the number of LGBTQ people in the Gen Z generation.
“The world’s getting kinder, Gen Z’s gayer than Grindr…We’re coming for them. We’re coming for your children…The gay agenda is coming home. The gay agenda is here.”
Then after these sick stanzas, the entire chorus joins in.
We’re coming for them
We’re coming for your children
We’re coming for them
We’re coming for them
We’re coming for your children
For your children
Two things happened in quick succession. First, there was a widespread outcry about lyrics because they seemed to hint at the grooming of children for sexual activity because we’ve been told over and over that homosexuality is an innate rather than a learned trait and converting someone away from that is impossible. Then the chorus management issued a statement complaining that people were being mean to the members of the chorus and being the dumb breeders we are, we didn’t recognize the harmless nature of the song and followed that up with a demand that no one be allowed to circulate the video that this group had, themselves, circulated.
An Important Message to the Chorus Family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XBpSY6r4j7
— SF Gay Men’s Chorus (@SFGMC) July 8, 2021
Did he actually say “tongue-in-cheek?”
Some thoughts on this.
First, if you are going to joke about the homosexual grooming of children, don’t be shocked when parents of those children don’t take it as a joke. When you make such a promise in a triumphalist tone, you lose the right to be shocked or upset when people get very pissed off.
Secondly, this was a deliberate and totally unnecessary provocation with the purpose of, as the statement says:
We will always accept others who may hold different values, but when violence is their choice of expression, since 1969 we have not backed down. After decades of children being indoctrinated and taught intolerance for anyone who is “other,” from using the Bible as a weapon to reparative therapy, it’s our turn. We have dedicated ourselves to being role models, teaching, and spreading the message of love, tolerance and celebration through out music.
Because mocking people with a different set of values is exactly how one goes about showing acceptance. Boasting that “it’s our turn” to be intolerant is how anyone goes about being tolerant.
This is not occurring in a vacuum. For example, our colleague Victoria Taft at PJ Media made this observation:
People old enough to remember pointed out the change in messaging by gay activists over the years. One said, “2008: we just want to marry! 2021: we’re coming for your kids!” Another pointed out, “Then: it’s just two adults in the privacy of their own home. Now: … [it’s we’re coming for your children]. And finally, “slippery slope is an observable phenomenon.”
The push by Disney and other studios to add homosexual characters to children’s shows indicates that the song is less a joke than a warning. Increasingly, we are seeing an attempt to mainstream pedophilia (technically ephebophilia). At American Thinker, Rob Jenkins has this to say:
But the biggest barometer, of course, is the media, which both shapes and reflects the country’s mood. As Andrew Breitbart famously noted, “politics is downstream of culture.” That means if longstanding laws are ever to be overturned, the culture must be changed first — which is exactly what happened with same-sex marriage. A decades-long media campaign to normalize it led first to societal acceptance and from there naturally to legalization.
So what messages now permeate our culture regarding pedophilia? Well, if we include in the definition the exploitation of children for adults’ sexual pleasure, whether direct or vicarious, then the answer is that many seem to think it’s no big deal.
Hence, the sexual indoctrination of children at school, their inclusion in Pride parades, and “drag-queen storytime.” All, I believe, can be accurately described as “grooming” — sexualizing children in an attempt to make them more susceptible to recruitment and ultimately seduction by adults.
Highlighting this disturbing yet accelerating trend are two very recent examples. The first is an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my children to see it.” The author, one Lauren Rowello, tells of taking her elementary-school-age son to Philadelphia’s Pride parade. When the little boy asked why some participants were acting like animals and “playfully” hitting each other, she explained that they were just “celebrating who they are and what they like to do.”
According to Andy Ngo, who has the receipts, the writers of this cheerful ditty also produced a theater production romanticizing the totally normal Afghan custom of using young boys as sex toys.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 8, 2021
We’re even seeing allegedly conservative pundits endorse “drag queen story hour” in public libraries as a “blessing of liberty” and scolding parents who are rightfully appalled by such a happening.
As my former RedState managing editor, Erick Erickson, used to say, “you will be made to care.” The objective of people like those boasting that they are coming for our children is not to be let alone to live their lives in peace. Their objective is to make you publicly approve of their lifestyle.
A decade ago, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput contemplated the social landscape in a reflection that began on our in utero slaughter of babies because they might have Down Syndrome and branched out to religious liberty:
As the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb observed more than a decade ago, “What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized.” But even more importantly, she added, “As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind of family that has been regarded for centuries as natural and moral—the ‘bourgeois’ family as it is invidiously called—is now seen as pathological” and exclusionary, concealing the worst forms of psychic and physical oppression.
My point is this: Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God.
This is where we are. You can take this as a joke done in bad taste if you wish, but the Chorus management’s words, “it’s our turn,” tells you what the real story is.