The Patriot Post® · Rainbow Mafia Attacks Hollywood Allies
With every day that passes it becomes more clear that the perpetually offended members of the Rainbow Mafia will never be satisfied. They will never stop agitating, and they will always be outraged. Their outrage was initially focused on Christians, conservatives, and Republicans, but they have now begun to turn on themselves.
To understand the constantly morphing demands of the progressive Left, one must understand the concept of “intersectionality.” This is sort of a hierarchy of victimhood, in which your moral superiority is determined not by your actions or your character but by your race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc. So if you are a poor, black, transgender woman, then your moral superiority is unquestioned, whereas if you are a white, heterosexual, Christian male… well, your right to even exist is highly questionable.
The fight for “LGBT equality” began with the effort to secure civil unions for homosexuals. Then came the demand for “marriage equality” despite the fact that marriage, for the thousands of years of human history, has been always and everywhere about bringing children into the world, rather than a governmental seal of approval for a romantic relationship. Once the right to same-sex “marriage” was secured, the Rainbow Mafia began harassing religious business owners, demanding they provide services for same-sex ceremonies in violation of their deeply held religious beliefs under threat of prosecution, government-mandated indoctrination, and the loss of their businesses.
The homosexual agenda has nothing to do with “equality” or “tolerance” and everything to do with using government force to beat into submission those who don’t share these aberrant views.
Alas, even supporters of the LGBT movement are now in the crosshairs of the Rainbow Mafia. In recent months, several high-profile actresses and actors have felt the wrath of the gay and trans activists. Scarlett Johansson, long an ally of the LGBT community, was nevertheless savaged for the unforgivable offense of agreeing to play the role of a trans man in a movie. The outrage was so intense that Johansson dutifully begged forgiveness, backed out of the project, and expressed gratitude that “this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film.”
Disney, a long-time advocate for homosexuals (hosting gay events at Disney World for years), has faced backlash for doing something one would think would be applauded by the LGBT cabal; namely, introducing its first major homosexual Disney character. The offense? Having that character played by Jack Whitehall, who starts with two strikes against him by virtue of being straight and white.
If that’s a problem, there are a hundred other actors who need to repent.
The most recent outrage is the casting of actress Ruby Rose as character Kate Kane in The CW’s upcoming “Batwoman” TV series. This would initially seem to be a great fit. The Kane character is a Jewish lesbian, and Rose is “gender fluid” (a person who alternates between genders). Unfortunately, Rose is not Jewish, so while her gender-fluid levels are acceptable, she’s two quarts low on the Judaism dipstick.
What makes the whole thing even more laughable is that the very essence of acting is to successfully imitate someone or something the actor is not. Yet the PC enforcers of the Rainbow Mafia now demand actors playing roles of fictional characters must themselves have the same traits as the characters they are portraying. This will be especially difficult when it comes to portraying transgender characters, considering that transgenders make up just a fraction of 1% of the population, and transgendered actors are a tiny subset of that.
Of course, if we all get to determine our sex/gender based on how we feel, then it seems the easiest solution for Johansson would have been to claim she is gender-fluid and identify as a trans man for the duration of filming the movie. That way she can just accuse her critics of being transphobic and questioning her self-declared sexual identity.
The whole thing is rapidly devolving into a form of intersectionalist insanity, and former LGBT allies are starting to turn on one another. For example, radical feminists reject trans women (biological males identifying as females) as actual women, and have even filed lawsuits to ban government agencies from recognizing them as such. Some LGB’s are calling for the T’s to be dropped from their club altogether.
Lost in all of this outrage-generating, politically correct insanity is that actual people are suffering from our collective trip down the gender-identity rabbit hole. Sex/gender is not “assigned” at birth; it is determined by the DNA of the newly created life at conception. And if every cell in a person’s body carries the XY chromosome, then that person is male, period, and indulging the fiction that a male can become a female, or vice versa, is actually cruel and harmful.
Transgenders (those suffering from gender dysphoria) have a suicide-attempt rate of more than 40% over their lifetimes (even post-surgery), as compared to less than 5% for the general population. Treating their disorder as normal, and even worthy of celebration, is making the problem worse.
Those suffering from gender dysphoria should be treated with kindness, respect, and aided in getting the treatment they need so that their minds are not constantly at war with their bodies. To do otherwise — all while bickering over fictional TV and movie characters — is to value an ideology more than a life.