I believe it was Chesterton who said “when men stop believing in God, they start believing in anything” or something to that effect. I’m old enough to not worry too much about it. I’ve seen plenty of false religions collapse. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never pretty but yet they always do.
Outside of a few valid observations, the psychoanalytic religion postulated by Sigmund Freud has been rendered a joke, maybe a step up or so from phrenology. Marxism preached equality, however the violence that was necessary to make Utopia come about quickly became known, at least to a few heretics like Malcolm Muggeridge, Arthur Koestler, and George Orwell. It’s demise has resulted in the destruction of nations. The implosion of Keynesianism likewise has had disastrous effects: the Housing Bubble could not have happened but for this illegitimate pseudo-science. Secularism, modern liberalism/progressivism, materialism, and even Darwinism: false religions revealed by false prophets every single last one of them. It’s inevitable –they will be destroyed in due time.
A subset of these false religions is homosexualism, or what some critics call Homosexuality, Inc. Like Trayvon MartinTM, it needs a narrative: a prophet, a savior-figure, a devil, and a magisterium. Simple belief in a god is not enough however. A physical avatar is needed. The Church of Homosexuality found one in the winsome guise of Matthew Shepard. Thanks to the Gay Catechism, we know the rough outlines of Matt’s life: a handsome young gay man, loving mother, and a horrible death at the hands of Homophobic Red-staters Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, who had just handled some snakes at church. While on their way to go and vote for Sarah Palin, they ran into young Matt who was simply frolicking on the plains of Wyoming picking daisies. Because of their sinfulness, they couldn’t stand his beatific appearance, so they turned on him, pistol-whipped him and splayed his body on a wooden fence out in the middle of nowhere. He was found barely alive a day later and was taken to the hospital but by then it was too late.
According to the Gay Catechism, Matt was too good for our sordid planet, wanting nothing more to love in the way that God intended him to love. (Because, you know, God doesn’t make mistakes.) Like Jesus, his death was redemptive. A new gospel was preached in the guise of The Laramie Project, a passion play which has been staged in high schools all over the nation, revealing an Amerikkka that was intolerant and must be saved from itself. Innocent children in schools were told to get over their parents’ homophobia. There has been at least one documentary as well. Matthew Shepard, Inc has become a new religion and his Blessed Mother has reproved bigots (formerly known as “Christians”) on venues such as Katie Couric, Oprah, and every other chat-show watched by bored housewives who have nothing better to do than cluck “tsk-tsk” while looking down their noses at their social inferiors.
For those of us who live in the real world, we had a feeling that this was all bullshit from the get-go. And so it was.
Thanks to Stephen Jiminez, a heretic in the Church of Homosexuality, we are now beginning to learn the truth. In his soon-to-be-released The Book of Matt, we learn that Matt Shepard was anything but a sweet, innocent youth. The late Mr Shepard was a drug dealer and user –specifically methamphetamine, one of the worst street-drugs out there. His two killers were likewise meth dealers and users. One of his assailants (Aaron McKinney) was in fact bisexual himself and had been a part-time lover of Shepard. What we now know is that the altercation between Shepard and McKinney was the result of a drug deal gone bad. Thanks to the meth, McKinney had gone five days without sleep and was literally out of control. According to Jiminez, Shepard had gotten hold of a large cash of meth and refused to give it up to the two other young men. This was more Breaking Bad than Brother Sun, Sister Moon.
The Church of course will try to hide the truth of the matter. Shepard’s mother has come out with an encyclical threatening excommunication to all who believe this grievous heresy. An anathema hurled preemptively by a grieving mother may actually do the trick given our PC-induced paralysis.
In fairness to Shepard he shouldn’t have gotten killed. No one deserves to die, especially in the manner in which McKinney and Henderson murdered him. But he wasn’t a Christ-figure. And the wooden fence in which they found his splayed body isn’t a Cross. He was a meth-dealer and his murder was the result of a drug deal gone bad. We shouldn’t make it more than what it was.
Will the truth collapse the Cult of Homsexuality, Inc? I doubt it, but it is definitely another nail in the coffin of yet another false religion. No doubt other false religions remain and yet others will be dreamed up. But in the end, they will all end up on the ash-heap.
Pray for Matt Shepard’s soul. Pray for his grieving family. That goes without question. But don’t believe in false gospels either. Otherwise, you’ll be misled.