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How One Awake Village (and One Rogue Church) Defied a Woke Mob
Those who haven't been living under a bridge for the past decade will have noticed a slight increase in the amount of rainbow paraphernalia in and around urban areas. And by “slight” I mean verging on gnat-plague proportions. They’re on our cereal boxes, in our banks, and fixed to our flagpoles. You cannot escape the rainbow.
Unless of course you live in the village of Norwich, Ontario.
That’s right, folks. Besides boasting one the most popular African Methodist Episcopal cemeteries in the province, Norwich will now also be one of the last places you can go without having to burn a pinch of salt to a rainbow deity upon entry. This after the town council passed a 3-2 motion “banning non-government flags, including Pride flags, on municipal properties.”
Not only may Norwich well be the last rainbow-free village in Ontaio, it also happens to be occupied by the last three politicians of whom the term "doughty" can properly be applied.
There was, of course, the predictable backlash from tinder-dry activists. One defeated counsellor was so destabilized by the ban she could only respond with a series of redundant adverbs, “It’s directly, specifically, and horrifyingly discrimination.” A local pride group has now also launched a human rights complaint and is demanding, among other things, 50,000 dollars. Presumably what it will cost to outfit the local rainbow militia with foam headgear and low-impact wiffle bats.
On the subject of discrimination, we should pause for a moment. More and more it seems that the charge of “discrimination” has taken on the function of a cheap bathroom air freshener. Few think about the consequences of unloading a half can of "Vanilla Hyacinth Lilac Blossom" into a windowless 4x6 room. It seems like an easy solution to a bad smell; it allows the patron the illusion of good citizenry; it is “the right thing to do.” Never mind that the next person will likely bleed out from his eyes before passing out from vapor inhalation.
So with discrimination. It has become a word so devoid of definition that it is now the automatic response to any conflict; a blend of featureless adjectives — hateful, racist, bigot — we like to spray over people we don’t like. Never mind the suffering; it’s what good people do.
This is a shame because preventing actual discrimination — the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different groups — is generally a good thing. You know, assuming the “different group” isn’t just a rabid ideological movement bent on destroying the family unit. It’s also precisely what Norwich councillors are trying to address with the implementation of a non-partisan flag ban. We know this not by grasping at their hidden intentions but by reading their actual words: “To open the door to flying flags that represent any particular group, organization, or ideology will divide rather than unite.”
And they’re exactly right.
The way you address discrimination is not by hoisting 73 different flavours of identity up the mainsail. That is, in fact, a great way to promote discrimination. The way you deal with discrimination is by finding a larger identity under which people can unite, which has historically been understood as civic and governmental flags. Then you work down as far as you can go.
The ugly truth is that pro-lgbt+ advocates have no interest in preventing discrimination. Anyone who isn't legally blind knows that the rainbow flag is anything but a symbol of peace. It is, expressly, a platform for the advancement of the promotion of discrimination. It is a religious movement whose dogma not only excludes the majority of people who aren't buying anything the lgbt+ tinker wagon is selling, but also reality itself. That is to say — the reality which God the Creator has declared to be real. Which for those who've forgotten, is that men should marry women instead of trying to dress up like them.
And let’s face it — when you’re discriminating against God, you're really not in a position to be hanging flags. Unless of course it's a white one.
But apparently the one thing that discriminators hate more than anything is not being able to discriminate. Good on Norwich township for their courageous stand against such discrimination. And may their tribe increase.
It turns out that lurking behind the council resistance was a local church, which apparently “is embedded in all facets of decision-making of the town.” Their church webpage states in unequivical terms that “any form of sexual immorality (including but not limited to homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.”
Those meddling scoundrels! Honestly, the nerve of light exposing and thwarting the evil deeds of darkness.
In all seriousness though, before bed last night I tried to imagine what it would mean for a city if the priorities of a Bible-believing church were embedded in all facets of its decision making. Unfortunately I got so excited I couldn’t sleep and spent the rest of the night trying to remember the names of the Eagles’ founding members. I always forget Don Henley.