While the media cover Black Lives Matter’s complaints of racism and police brutality, they largely underreport the movement’s campaign to normalize all permutations of sexual proclivity. The “Guiding Principles” on blacklivesmatter.com clearly delineate the group’s pro-LGBTQ agenda: “Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention,” their web site proclaims.
Black Lives Matter is “Queer Affirming:” “When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.”
Another principle defines the group as “Transgender Affirming … We are committed to…doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk…”
A Facebook advertisement for Black Lives Matter’s “#SayHerName National Day of Action,” explains, “On this day, we are standing in solidarity with all Black women (cis and trans), girls, and femmes in efforts to shed light on the abuse that they endure under systems of anti-Black misogyny.”
However, Black Lives Matter does not simply “affirm” sexual deviancy, it actively strives to instigate a cultural revolution to redefine the family: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, and especially ‘our’ children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”
In addition to harboring an apparent distaste for the family, feminism also pervades the Black Lives Matter movement, with terms including “patriarchy” and “hetero-patriarchy” appearing on the site. One article describes the three founders of Black Lives Matter (Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors) by stating that “…all are U.S.-based black feminists, all are seasoned organizers, Cullors and Garza identify as queer…”
Black Lives Matter asserts that, “Justice…is not only about ending anti-black racism. Visions of true justice must include freedom for black people who are queer, transgender, formerly or presently incarcerated, undocumented or facing any number of other challenges.”
But Americans already possess the right to live a transgender or queer lifestyle, so what additional “freedom” does “justice” require?
While freedom in Black Lives Matter’s conception could mean many things, it almost certainly entails forcing all Americans to surrender their rights in order to accommodate the LGBTQ community. The Obama Justice Department has already threatened to withhold government funding from schools that refuse to let transgender students use the bathroom and locker room that matches their assumed gender identity.
As the left works to restructure society through a cultural revolution, Black Lives Matter openly broadcasts its radical LGBTQ agenda. The fact that so many individuals remain ignorant of this facet of the Black Lives Matter movement reflects the media’s failure to fully inform the public.
Alex Nitzberg is an intern at the American Journalism Center at Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia.
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