Today is the so-called "Day of Silence" put on by the LGBT community to attempt to illustrate their idea of what they go through because they are LGBT. The idea is to "raise consciousness" (a good Maoist term) about the "plight" of LGBT people.
Since this event targets schools, it’s fair game to bring up the whole subject of bullying and persecution in a school context. Having been at the bottom of the heap in Palm Beach at that time in my life, I can bring some hard-earned expertise to the table.
Liberals of all kinds have many explanations as to why people are persecuted and picked on. They use morally loaded terms such as "racist," "sexist," "homophobe," and whatever other insult comes to their minds. Doing it in this way demonises people, forcing them either to retreat to the background (if the liberal-induced attack allows that option, which it frequently doesn’t) or be forced to publicly "repent" of their "feudal attitudes," as Chinese Communists used to force people to do in "group struggle meetings" during the Cultural Revolution. But the idea is always the same: attack people for what they "are" in a morally loaded fashion, with the result that they are either beat into submission (silence!) or come over to your side.
I find it ludicrous that secularist liberals–especially those veterans of the "sexual revolution" of the 1960’s, which was supposed to toss morality–always resort to moral pressure to get their way. Even worse is to see people who scoff at the idea of a personal devil demonise people on a regular basis.
The simple truth is this: the only thing you need to experience discrimination is to be different.
We–and when I say this, I mean those of us who live in the U.S.–are part of a society that is held together by shared values. Without a common ethnic origin, state religion or any of those things that hold other nations together, Americans are ultimately defined by the values they share. That can rapidly deteriorate into the "dictatorship of the proletariat" (or any other group that can seize power, and that includes the LGBT community) without the checks that we have enshrined in our legal system. That’s a fine line, one that gets crossed more often in American society than we care to admit.
If liberals–and we include but are not limited to LGBT liberals–were really committed to expanding freedom in order to promote real diversity, they would rid us of many of the "politically correct" requirements we have. They would allow people to rob themselves of the benefits of interacting with large expanses of the human race through discriminating–but also allow people to discriminate against them. Discrimination is costly: one reason the South took more than a century to recover from the Civil War is that it immobilised itself through systemic discrimination against a large portion of its population.
The problem with this is that it forces people who are different for whatever reason to learn why they are different and decide whether it is worth it or not. This is too painful for most people. Liberals know this, and they also know that the easiest way to make your ways society’s ways is by having your ways defined as "normal" and those you don’t like as "different." The whole objective of liberalism is to supplant values long accepted in American society as their own. The whole diversity agenda is a smokescreen for this.
And that brings us to the subject of Christians: liberals need to define real Christianity as different so they can put it down and elevate themselves in the process. But Our Lord said it would be like this:
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted in the cause of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people taunt you, and persecute you, and say everything evil about you–untruly, and on my account. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward in Heaven will be great; for so men persecuted the Prophets who lived before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12)
As we said, being different makes you stop and decide whether it is worth it. For the Christian, it is. First, there is eternity. Second, with the mediocrity passed off as success we see in our society today, being "normal" is a major step backward.