It’s funny that so many people on the left like to slam the “religious right” for being so legalistic and judgemental. While Christians tend to believe that we’re all sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God and are in need of a Redeemer who will save us by Grace alone, identity politicians have an intricate hierarchy of virtue based on varying degrees of “marginalized” people and the right of those to say or do certain things.
All this is to say that people on the left are far more legalistic and religious than those on the right will ever be, particularly when you consider there’s not even an end to their dramatic displays of virtue signaling and faux outrage.
They seem to simply be competing for who can be the most offended or claim possession of the most victim cards, and this is definitely a contest in which everyone gets a trophy. Yet no one ever seems to be satisfied.
One of the recent losers in this competition is Disney, who clearly thought they’d nailed a PC win when they decided to unveil their first official openly gay character…and subsequently got slammed for it.
You see, the LGBT community can’t be happy with this landmark role in a Disney film…because the character is just too cliche.
A source told The Sun that British comedian Jack Whitehall will be playing the character, who will be “hugely effete, very camp and very funny.” Whitehall is not only playing a pretty sterotypical homosexual man, the actor himself is at the very bottom rung of the intersectional caste system: the dreaded straight, white, cisgender male.
Sky News reports:
Omar Sharif Jr, son of the late Oscar-nominated Egyptian actor, asked Disney on Twitter: “Your first significant gay role will be played by a straight white man perpetuating stereotypes? Fail! This ship should sink.”
Fellow actor Chris Salvatore told Disney to “do better”, adding: “Such a dam [sic] shame it’s so hard to find gay actors to play gay roles in Hollywood.”
Actor and producer Emerson Collins added: “It’s too bad there weren’t any out actors who are regularly called some euphemism for ‘too camp’ by casting directors, studios, networks, executives etc. for literally any role who were available for this Disney ‘first’.”
This is everything wrong with left-wing identity politics. It’s why we see, in the freest, safest, and most equal society for the most marginalized members of the intersectional caste system–women, people of color, transgenders, and homosexuals, the constant rhetoric that these groups are in severe danger constantly.
When you constantly seek the validation of man by descending into a neverending spiral of convincing yourself you’re a perpetual victim, you will soon become that–only you’re a victim of your own quest to justify a lifestyle that perhaps you know, deep down, can’t be justified before the Lord.
Maybe if these people stopped trying to force the approval of their fellow man–who can never satisfy the way God can–they would seek the face of a Lord who loves them and will validate their value more than any movie, person, social movement, or attempt to justify something sinful ever can.