My Letter to the Hungarian People
Dr. Scott Lively
President, Defend the Family International
I have been asked by Heti Válasz magazine of Hungary to comment on whether there is today any country in the world where traditional family values and gay rights are regulated by the law in a balanced way, and what the proponents of traditional family values can do against the “dictatorship of tolerance.”
I can’t point to any country of the world today that is a model for the rest of the world, except perhaps for Russia, which has just taken the very important and frankly necessary step of criminalizing homosexual propaganda to protect the society from being “homosexualzed.” This was one of my recommendation to Russian leaders in my 50-city tour of the former Soviet Union in 2006 and 2007.
The real problem is that so-called “gay rights” and family values are incompatible and contradictory. Family values are rooted in God’s commandment that all sexual conduct is restricted to the “one flesh” form of marriage (Genesis 1:27 and 2:24). This natural family model is the foundation of any healthy civilization. “Gay rights” are rooted in the philosophy of “sexual freedom” (of which homosexuals are the primary champions) in which sexual activity and relationships are only limited by the principle of mutual consent. This is really not freedom, but extremely destructive moral anarchy that dissolves and disintegrates civilization — a process that is clearly occurring in the nations of the west.
The only workable compromise is for society to hold firmly to the marriage-based model of sexuality while extending limited tolerance to individuals who choose to live discretely outside the mainstream in a subculture. This was a balance the United States achieved in the 1940s and 50s, when the stated goal of the homosexual movement was “the right to be left alone.”
However, the spirit of homosexuality is rebellion, not self-restraint, so in every society which it enters as a political movement it begins with an appeal for tolerance but quickly escalates to a demand for acceptance, then celebration of its perverse culture, then dominance of its culture, especially over children, and finally, when it has sufficient political control, the punishment of all dissenters.
The homosexual movement has perfected its strategy and tactics in the United States, where most of the country is somewhere between fully accepting homosexual culture and celebrating it, but the key leadership positions are almost fully controlled by “gays,” including the United States Supreme Court, which (following France) has just validated “homosexual marriage” at a national level for the first time in history since the period just prior to the flood of Noah. I don’t believe the United States will survive this moral affront to God, and indeed in my view we are already under national judgment for trading our former status as a Christian “City on a Hill” for the degeneracy of Sodom.
From the United States the “gay” movement has sent missionaries of evil to many countries around the world to transform them in their own image. They follow the same strategy everywhere to homosexualize cultures: first by flooding the society with heterosexual pornography and “sexual freedom” philosophy to corrupt the majority and lessen their moral objections to homosexuality. Next, by sending a second wave of homosexual propaganda about the supposed innateness and immutability of homosexual “orientation (i.e. that they are “born that way” and cannot change — a lie), finally comes sexual orientation regulations (SORs), usually in the form of an anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation. Once that is in place, the entire “gay” agenda explodes in your society.
These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit: “gay pride” parades, “gay marriage,“ pro-homosexual instruction to schoolchildren, public funding of homosexual organizations and projects, etc.. Once the bad seed is planted in your country, the entire tree inevitably follows. Why? Because the SORs create a presumption in your law that disapproval of homosexuality is immoral and wrong, thus ALL subsequent opposition to homosexuality, including the teachings of the Bible, is deemed to be discrimination and is eventually outlawed. It is a process that took 50 years to accomplish in the United States, but only 25 years to accomplish in Europe and South Africa, and less than ten years to accomplish in countries like Brazil. They have both perfected their system and grown stronger as a movement at the same time, so today they are more easily overcoming resistance to their agenda wherever they go.
How can this be stopped? Only by resolute and unapologetic discrimination against the “sexual freedom“ agenda. It is not enough to oppose homosexuality or individual elements of the “gay” agenda such as “gay marriage” because the deeper problem is corruption of sexual morality. The “gays” and their allies always start by corrupting heterosexual morality, so by the time the homosexuals come “out of the closet” most of the work of destroying marriage-based culture is already done.
To fully protect your country from the moral destruction that is raging in the United States and Europe it is necessary to affirm and protect authentic marriage as the only proper context for sexual relationships, and to actively discourage sex outside of marriage through your public policy, reserving limited tolerance for people who choose to live discretely outside the mainstream. I strongly advise that you adopt an anti-propaganda law similar to what Russia has recently passed, to stop the “gay” agenda from advancing any further that it may already have done. It will also be necessary to uproot and discard any existing sexual orientation regulations (the bad seeds) which criminalize discrimination against homosexuality in your laws and in the official policies of your government agencies, universities, corporations, and NGOs.
Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that many homosexuals are unwilling and unhappy members of this “gay” movement. For them homosexuality is not “gay” (meaning happy and carefree), but SADD, which is the acronym for “Same-Sex Attraction Disorder,” the condition with which they suffer. Even as we firmly resist the efforts of this destructive movement, we should not lose compassion for those who suffer from this terrible dysfunction. We should strongly discourage and oppose those who would choose the path of hatred and violence against individuals rather than rational, objective policy-making against their socially destructive philosophy and political agenda.