Despite decades of effort by the LGBT community to push acceptance, sometimes to the point of force, a recent poll found that approval among the younger generation is on the decline.
According to USA Today, a new Harris poll taken on behalf of GLAAD released on Monday showed that a significant decline has occurred in terms of how those aged 18 to 34 feel about the LGBT community:
The number of Americans 18 to 34 who are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people slipped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018 – the only age group to show a decline, according to the annual Accelerating Acceptance report. And that is down from 63% in 2016.
Driving the dilution of acceptance are young women whose overall comfort levels plunged from 64% in 2017 to 52% in 2018, says the survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD.
“We count on the narrative that young people are more progressive and tolerant,” John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, told USA TODAY. “These numbers are very alarming and signal a looming social crisis in discrimination.”
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis attributed the fall to the fact that the “newness” of non-conformity is causing this “erosion.”
“This newness they are experiencing could be leading to this erosion. It’s a newness that takes time for people to understand. Our job is to educate about non-conformity,” she said.
However, both Ellis and Gerzema agree that the toxicity of the culture has lead to children rejecting the LGBT message according to USA Today:
The young are bombarded by hate speech on social platforms from viral videos to “mean tweets,” Gerzema said. “Our toxic culture is enveloping young people. It instills fear, alienation, but also permissibility” that could sway “impressionable” young minds on what is acceptable.
And there is a more menacing side, Ellis said. “We are seeing a stark increase in violence in the community.” GLAAD has documented more than 40 incidents of LGBTQ hate violence since Jan. 1.
That’s definitely one theory, but I have a different and likely more accurate one.
Among the population being pressured to conform and capitulate to the LGBT community is the youth. They’re constantly subjected to messaging, told they’re bigots and homophobes if they don’t, and are often deplatformed for bringing up even reasonable and nuanced arguments against LGBT agendas.
It’s all being shoved down their throats without their consent. Take for instance this strip/drag show that took place at a library where a drag queen took off a skirt and dancing to a song that ended with expletives. According to College Fix, teens were meant to see it, but the youngest people in the crowd couldn’t have been more than ten. College Fix also reported that after this performance, some moms were forcibly escorted out of the room with the help of police.
At this same location, they also handed out things like condoms and penis shaped sex documents to children.
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Tack onto that the crackdowns being brought on by corporations due to the strongarming occurring by or on behalf of the LGBT community. A perfect example is the recent dust-up between conservative comedian Steven Crowder and Vox’s Carlos Maza, which resulted in YouTube punishing a deluge of websites for their content. They even adopted a policy of punishing those who don’t break rules but may seem controversial due to their opinions.
Add to that the in-your-face kink that LGBT activists want on full display at places like pride parades, and even urge that children be there to see it. They want to force it into the locker rooms and make you deal with it in sports.
The LGBT activists invade your school, workplace, and sometimes your home in order to force their agenda onto you, and then they wonder why the youth are turning away.
As I’ve written before, younger people, especially Generation Z, are more immune to the pressures of political correctness than previous generations have been. They don’t feel the need to pull punches and seem to be able to quickly embrace reality over fiction at a far greater pace than those older than them, even if that reality runs contrary to mainstream narratives.
Right now the mainstream narrative being thrust on society, especially during Pride Month, is that “everyone accepts everything the LGBT community does and says or else.” The younger generations seem to be shrugging and saying “no” at a greater rate. They’ve either had it with the activists on their campus, or the older ones are done with the threats against their professional lives or their own children if capitulation doesn’t happen.
It should be noted that this isn’t likely due to the spread of toxicity, it’s more likely due to the spread of resistance against an activist community that has pushed too hard, and is now getting pushed back. It’s not anti-LGBT sentiment that’s causing the problem, it’s pro-LGBT activism.