Sorry, but this picture of Clay Aiken just makes me physically ill. Seriously, I'm actually queasy about it.
It makes sense that the adversary's gay campaign earlier used someone as innocuous and accessible as Ellen DeGeneres to keep breaking down society's rightful taboos against the gay lifestyle. It was smart to start with a female, too, as people seem to have less trouble with the idea of lesbians.
But now with Aiken, we're crossed a new line by putting a soft, sweet, accessible, androgynous face upon male homosexuality, and we've added fatherhood to the mix as well. It's just going to keep on getting bolder and bolder from here, and the majority of people are going to swallow it.
In Provo/Orem, supermarkets often cover magazines that show too much sexuality on their covers. Some of the stores have been covering this Aiken People cover as well. I’m pretty anti-censorship and have sometimes taken these smut-guards off magazines just to go against the flow, but I’m amazed to say that I can relate with the impulse to cover this one.
The more young kids get exposed to homosexuality and the idea that it's equally as worthwhile as heterosexuality and an acceptable alternative for parenting kids, the more of those young kids will choose to go the gay route when facing questions about their own sexuality in adolescence and young adulthood, questions that many of them might have otherwise grown out of.
As the father of several boys, I’m on board with the idea of keeping as much pro-gay propaganda away from them as possible. I honestly can’t fathom how anyone—especially Mormons—could think that the modern gay movement is going to turn out well for our civilization. Man, this gender confusion stuff is just getting sicker and sicker by the minute, especially when you bring parenthood into it.