The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus published a video on July 1 billed as “A Message From the Gay Community” with a song titled “We’ll Convert Your Children.” Soon after the ensuing backlash began, the Chorus deleted the video, but not before numerous outraged viewers had downloaded it.
The song’s lyrics include such friendly sentiments as:
“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.
While the Chorus and some sympathetic media outlets have tried to characterize the video as “satirical,” the message is direct and unequivocal. The song lyrics are directed to parents in general, and with taunting language, they will be powerless to stop them from “converting” them to the LGBTQ agenda.
As Rod Dreher wrote on July 7 in the American Conservative, the Chorus thought that their song would win them points among their deep-blue city friends by making fun of normies. It seems likely that LGBT people from ordinary parts of the country were stunned by the song and immediately demanded that the Chorus remove the video.
Dreher succinctly points out that the Chorus was caught “saying the quiet part out loud.” The song confirms the worst stereotypes of the gay community regarding targeting children.
The song also points out some fundamental inconsistencies in LGBT messaging. If LGBT isn’t a choice, then what is the logical framework where “conversion” makes sense? While progressives constantly try to lay all the planning of the subsequent battles in the culture war at the feet of conservatives, we are constantly reminded that the flood of non-stop propaganda that targets our children comes from their direction.
Dreher updated his post with an on-point comment from a reader: “Parents of troubled and confused teens do not need a gaggle of childless activists intruding and getting in the way of dealing with teen development issues. However, things turn out with those teens sexually.”