By Jonathon Van Maren
Christopher Rufo, the activist who has gone to war with CRT and LGBT activists over school curriculums across America, noted this week that progressivism appears to have three stages:
- “It’s not happening and is a harmful right-wing conspiracy theory.”
- “It’s happening and it’s good that it’s happening.”
- “We’re making it mandatory for your children.”
This is a three-step version of Rod Dreher’s “Law of Merited Impossibility” — what you are saying cannot happen, and when it does, you bigots deserve it. As parental rights activists, conservative journalists, and online aggregators like Libs of TikTok increasingly expose the LGBT agenda for children both in and out of school, we’re seeing a lot of that lately.
First, LGBT activists get caught doing something. Instinctively, they deny it. But when that proves impossible, they insist that only a bigot would oppose the thing they just claimed they would never do but have now been exposed as doing.
Consider, for example, the response of a California state senator to Texas Representative Bryan Slaton’s call for a law to ban drag shows in the presence of minors in Texas after videos of an event called “Drag the kids to pride” went viral online.
“The events of the past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children,” Slaton wrote in a statement. “As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dan Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either.”
California State Senator Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco, tweeted out Slaton’s statement with a proposal of his own: “This guy just gave me a bill idea: Offering Drag Queen 101 as part of the K-12 curriculum. Attending Drag Queen Story Time will satisfy the requirement.”