As a microcosm of the catastrophe of this administration’s promotion of the entire spectrum of LGBTQ+ derangement, President Joe Biden has nominated homosexual Scott Miller to serve as US ambassador to Switzerland. This may seem a small thing compared to Biden’s having an openly practicing homosexual like Pete Buttigieg serve as Secretary of Transportation, or his having openly transgender Dr. Rachel Levine (actually, Richard, before surgical intervention) serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS.
The nomination, however, is symptomatic of the macro problem in three revealing ways: first of all, the insistent public nature of the rationalization for homosexual behavior; secondly, its self-righteousness; and, thirdly, the need for its universalization.
Having served as a diplomat in Switzerland myself, I was curious as to Miller’s credentials. Because of the importance of Switzerland’s financial sector, one would think that the White House announcement would lead with Miller’s impressive credentials in the financial world. But, no, it begins with his prominence in the homosexual world:
Scott Miller is an LGBTQ rights activist and philanthropist. As co-chair of the Gill Foundation’s board of directors, Miller directs the foundation’s national giving strategy to advance LGBTQ equality, including public education campaigns to ban conversion therapy and end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.
(Conversion therapy is a no-no because becoming a homosexual is like going through a one-way turnstile. You can’t go back again, even if you want to, according to LGBTQ+ doctrine.)
Miller, a former UBS Wealth Management executive, takes himself to be the “wife” of his “husband,” Tim Gill, the founder of the publishing software company Quark, who is some 27 years his senior. In that case, shouldn’t Scott Miller’s name now be Scott Gill? Perhaps it’s a modern marriage where the spouse keeps her/his own last name. Regardless, Pride Month at the Embassy in Bern is sure to be celebrated with élan at the Embassy residence garden parties.
According to the Gill Foundation’s website, it “is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.” Through the Foundation, the two have donated more than $500 million to LGBTQ+ causes, according to The Denver Post. Since 2010, Miller and Gill have also given at least $3.6 million to Democratic political candidates and causes, according to The Associated Press. Denver’s 5280 magazine claims that Gill “is now the largest individual donor in the history of the LGBT movement.”
Reflecting upon this outsized role, Miller says, “excuse the language—if you f**k around with the LGBT community, you will face Tim Gill’s wrath.” This intemperate remark illustrates the self-righteousness that fuels the rationalization for homosexual behavior. Let’s briefly review why this fuel is necessary for the success of the LGBTQ cause.
As Aristotle explained in the Ethics, a human being is incapable of choosing something unless he or she presents it to himself or herself as “good.” And we all do that when we choose evil over good: we create an alternate reality in which an evil thing appears to be a good thing. Usually, we recover when we admit our guilt, repent the action, and acknowledge it as having been evil. Then the moral order is restored. But if someone bases their life on an immoral act — say you want to be a professional thief, or you choose a sodomitical “marriage” — then you have to construct a more permanent rationalization that can withstand the repeated attempts of your conscience to interfere by letting you know that you’re doing something inherently wrong. In other words, you must make your disorder your identity. This is how sodomy became a vice with bragging rights.
For this rationalization to succeed, however, not only do you have to convince yourself, you also have to persuade everyone around you. They must share in the rationalization because, if they don’t, they are potential sources of rebuke and may cause that guilt to come crashing in on you. So, people who are engaged in rationalizing their moral misbehavior are not in “a search for truth”; they are fiercely fighting to protect the rationalization that allows them to continue their behavior. That is why they vilify anyone who opposes them and use every means to shut them up. This explains the self-righteousness Miller expressed in explaining Gill’s “wrath.”
George Orwell said: “The more a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” Anyone who has the nerve to speak against the rationalization of homosexual behavior becomes an object of obloquy and harassment. It’s a “career crusher,” as someone called it, to speak out against it. And we have seen court actions in various states against courageous people who have refused to participate in the rationalization for religious or moral reasons.
Full compliance with the LGBTQ agenda in the United States, however, is not enough. The need for the universalization of the rationalization necessitates its inclusion in American foreign-policy. Other nations must also be brought into submission for the rationalization to be impregnable.
Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ+ organization the Victory Institute, remarked upon the importance of the international role Miller will take upon himself in helping to achieve this goal:
There is enormous power in LGBTQ people representing the United States abroad as ambassadors and Scott will ensure the advancement of equality is always on the diplomatic agenda. Much of his career has been dedicated to furthering LGBTQ rights and ending discrimination against the most vulnerable in America and we are fortunate he will soon have a global platform to push for these human rights issues.
The absurdities to which the Biden administration has gone in its utilization of its global platform demonstrates the primacy of the LGBTQ cause in its thinking. Consider the fact that the Pride flag flew earlier this summer at what used to be the US Embassy in Kabul, which also tweeted the message: “The month of June is recognized as (LGBTI) Pride Month. The United States respects the dignity & equality of LGBTI people & celebrates their contributions to the society. We remain committed to supporting civil rights of minorities, including LGBTI persons.” The tweet also carried a photo of the Pride flag. Perhaps the embassy should have been focused on more pressing issues – like its own survival. There will be no more Pride flags in Taliban Afghanistan.
Do not think that it was only the Taliban that was deliberately antagonized by this display. The Biden administration is an equal opportunity offender. The Pride colors were also flown at the US Embassy to the Holy See, which carried this twitter message: “The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June. The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights.”
This nonsense makes all the more ironic a message from then-Senator Joseph Biden back in 2004, when he exclaimed: “hundreds of millions of hearts and minds around the world are open to American ideas and ideals. We must reach them.” With what? A friend of mine who lived in Central Asia for a number of years reflected upon what he learned from recently serving in a senior US government position dealing with that part of the world. He told me that the United States has no more “soft power” there. It has been squandered by the promotion of the radical agenda to subvert the natural family, to which Asian cultures still adhere. Instead, we have become a laughing stock.
If marriage were a monetary matter, one would say that homosexual “marriage” debases the currency. My guess is that the LGBTQ+ movement considers this a small price to pay for foisting its agenda on the rest of the world.
By now, these forces may seem inexorable. Who can withstand the financial tsunami of the Gill Foundation’s $500 million, plus the resources of the US government? The short answer is: reality. $500 million keeps the finger in the dike for about three seconds. Napoleon once said, “I must conquer to survive.” He came to power by a coup d’état and he knew his rule was illegitimate – thus the need to legitimate it by conquest. He didn’t survive. The same impetus drives the LGBTQ movement and it suffers from the same futility. It, too, is illegitimate and, therefore, must conquer to survive. But it won’t survive. You can’t fool Mother Nature for long. Prepare for its wrath.
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