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Apparently, The San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir hasn’t heard the phrase, “Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing,” before releasing a volatile and highly controversial video on July 1.
In a tweet that has since been made private, or maybe even deleted, the over 2-minute long video shows the choir in a “Brady Bunch” format with each singer in his own frame.
It seemed to take about a week before the video really gained traction. Most people were not becoming aware of it until Jack Posobiec tweeted a portion of the video, asking the Internet if it was real or a “Babylon Bee thing.”
Is this video real or a Babylon Bee thing? pic.twitter.com/xGpeIvd0JV
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 8, 2021
Unfortunately, it wasn’t produced by the Babylon Bee. Seth Dillon, Babylon Bee’s CEO, is probably kicking himself for not coming up with the idea first.
It was a poor attempt at humor by “jokingly” threatening to convert children to the gay agenda.
Evidently, the choir members don’t understand that threatening someone’s child(ren) doesn’t sit well with most parents. Even if they agree with the cause.
Including The Officer Tatum, many a person took to Social Media to express exactly how they felt about this new “song.”
The song menacingly starts with:
- “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”
Perhaps the “joke” would’ve been better received if the choir hadn’t already crossed lines last year when a song they produced seemed to glorify Afghan child sex abuse. They even issued an apology for their oversight.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 8, 2021
Rather than apologize after the fact, perhaps you don’t make a seeming threat poised as a joke in the first place.
The song continues:
- “We’ll convert your children
- Happens bit by bit
- Quietly and subtly, and you will barely notice it…
And further into the song, you hear:
- We’re coming for them
- We’re coming for your children”
Who would’ve thought singing “we’re coming for your children” would’ve received such rotten responses?
Joking or not, no parent takes kindly to someone threatening to impose a way of life on their children whether they want it or not.
Is it a coincidence that China deleted all LGBT pages from its social media site, WeChat, this past week?
Conservative Ben Shapiro addressed the video, “The left has a very different vision of what America ought to be and the way they’re going to achieve this is by changing how your kids are taught.
“And if you push back on them, then this, of course, makes you the true threat to the kids. …,” he continued. “If you want to separate the country, this is how you are going to separate the country. As I say, I’m going to educate my kids how I want to educate my kids. Frankly, I am not interested in what the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir thinks my kids should learn.”
The song conveys that they’ve become exactly that which they’ve vowed to destroy, that which opposes them.
The choir attempted to defend themselves, their released statement saying that it was working to control the narrative and is dedicated to “being role models, teaching and spreading the message of love, tolerance, and celebration through our music.”
“After decades of our children being indoctrinated and taught intolerance for anyone who is ‘other,’ from using the Bible as a weapon to reparative therapy, it’s our turn,” continued the choir’s statement.
If they stand behind what they’ve produced, why are they going to great lengths to make sure the video isn’t available online, anywhere? They’ve even pulled this statement from their website, just not before thousands of screenshots were taken.
Those who support the video, including the choir themselves, are attempting to downplay the chaos it’s created. Their deliberate attempt to rile up the opposition has resulted in alledged death threats for the soloists, who aren’t even actual choir members.
It is a classic case of egging others on until they’ve had enough and respond in an equally aggressive manner.
Is this the freedom their movement has fought so hard to attain? To use their demanded equality to hurt others? Even in a joking manner?
Or were they rubbed the wrong way when their month-long celebration ended? In which every “supportive” corporation reverted all their rainbowed logos at midnight on July 1. Was this video a last-ditch effort to make sure no one forgot?
A second statement was issued claiming that they made the video public again, “upon reflection.”
It seems that another “reflection” has caused them to once again remove the video. Through bold claims, they attempt to convey that they will not back down. They don’t believe they’ve done anything wrong. Their purpose is entirely marred by their wishy-washy behavior.
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