Unless you’re a weatherman, it’s hazardous to predict the future. Nobody can say for sure who will win the World Series this year. And who can be sure which team will win the Super Bowl in 2017? You have to be at least a bit courageous to engage in predictions, because you may make a fool of yourself.
Well, understanding that I am at risk of revealing myself to be a fool, I am about to make a prediction regarding the next stage of the sexual revolution, the great moral revolution that began in the United States about 1960.
“But wait," somebody may say. “Maybe there won’t be any next stage. Perhaps we’ve arrived at the final stage."
New frontiers of sexual “freedom”
I don’t think so. The ultimate aim of the sexual revolution, I believe, has little to do with sex. The ultimate aim is the destruction of Christianity. Sexual freedom, which is inimical to Christianity, is simply a device for bringing this about. As long as Christians survive in any significant numbers, the sexual revolution will have to grow more and more radical, crazier and crazier.
Looking back over the last fifty or sixty years, we can see that the sexual revolution has fallen into a number of stages and substages. The first major stage had to do with heterosexual sex and its consequences. Its substages were social acceptance of:
2. Unmarried cohabitation
3. Out-of-wedlock childbirth
The second major stage has been the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transsexual (GLBT) stage, whose substages have been social acceptance of:
1. Homosexual conduct
2. Same-sex “marriage"
3. The current struggle for social acceptance of transgenderism
How will the struggle of this third substage turn out? If you had asked me a few months ago I would have said, “It will be decades, if ever, before the public endorses such an absurdity." I would have been mistaken. Because the public seems ready to endorse it. So confident is President Obama of the public’s readiness to accept it that his administration has issued an dictatorial edict that all public schools in the country must give their endorsement to the transgender idea.
Now, Mr. Obama, whatever his imperfections, has an excellent sense of political timing. In 2007, when all the politically smart people said that Hillary Clinton was certain to be the Democratic nominee for president, Obama, sensing that the time was right, threw his hat into the ring. And remember how he chose just the right moment in 2012 to come out in favor of same-sex “marriage”? If Mr. Obama senses that the public is ready to accept the absurdity of transgenderism, he’s probably correct.
The next letter in the alphabet soup
But what comes next? Thus far in the GLBT stage we’ve seen that the “G" and the “L" have won complete victories, and the “T" is on its way to victory. That leaves “B"—bisexualism. That, I predict, is the next battle line.
I expect we’ll soon see a celebration of bisexual relationships. We’ll be told sad stories of women and men who were born with an equal attraction to both sexes who are living in pain because intolerant persons—most of them, needless to say, Christians—will not applaud the bisexual impulses with which nature has endowed them. (If these bisexual persons are “religious," we’ll be told that God gave them this blessed gift.)
We’ll learn of boys and girls whose narrow-minded parents heartlessly refuse to approve their switch-hitting. We’ll hear of sad tenth-graders whose classmates tease and bully them just because they happen to be having sex with both a boyfriend and a girlfriend. We’ll be told that “bi is beautiful," and PBS or CNN will do a special in which grownup men and women will explain that they never felt truly alive until they found simultaneous true love with persons of opposite sexes.
Psychologists will go on TV and inform us that some persons are born bisexual. Liberal clerics will tell us that Jesus, properly understood, had no objection to bisexuality; and neither did the apostle Paul. And we, overflowing with compassion, will say to ourselves, “Oh, how terrible we and our ancestors have been to punish these poor people for the crime of being who they truly are. Being anti-bisexual is like being anti–civil rights."
Once acceptance of bisexuality is won, the step after that will be to suggest that bisexuality is a trait not just of a few people but of most people. If most of us never act on our bisexuality, this is because of prejudice and intimidation and fear. Schoolboys and schoolgirls therefore should be encouraged to experiment sexually with partners of both genders. Only after such experimentation will a young person know what he or she truly is: heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
Well, there’s my prediction. No doubt many readers will laugh at me. But not many years ago they would have laughed at somebody who predicted the coming of same-sex “marriage." I hope I’m mistaken. I hope my prediction makes me look like a fool when all works out. But I doubt it. When it comes to sex, we Americans are quickly descending into stark, raving madness.
By David Carlin