Updated: Jun 5, 2022
The lyrics are an obvious mockery of parents concerned about protecting their children from an LGBT agenda.
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus made headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the beginning of the month, the choir posted a music video to their social media channels called “Message from the Gay Community”. Supposedly “tongue-in-cheek,” the lyrics begin,
You say we all lead lives you don’t respect But you’re just frightened You think that we’ll corrupt your kids if our agenda goes unchecked Funny, just this once, you’re correct
It’s an original composition – commissioned by the Oakland Symphony – which the SFGMC has performed at several “Pride” events in San Francisco and beyond.
The lyrics are an obvious mockery of parents concerned about protecting their children from an LGBT agenda increasingly being pushed in corporate media outlets and children’s programming.
After the video was uploaded to YouTube, it was quickly “ratioed” — receiving thousands of downvotes compared to just a few dozen upvotes. It also went viral, but most of the sharing was evidently being done by critics of the song, like me, who saw it as a tawdry confession rather than a joke.
Such an interpretation is forgivable, given how aggressively the LGBT agenda has been pushed onto children in recent years through Drag Queen Story Hour at public libraries, in school curriculums, and through children’s TV programming, books and movies.
Just last week, Insider celebrated a deliberate push taking place to break “gender boundaries” in kid’s cartoons. The article included a link to a database of “259 LGBTQ characters in cartoons that bust the myth that kids can’t handle inclusion”.
While this agenda appears to be something of an inside joke in circles like the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the joke has backfired badly.
Late this week, “An Important Message to the Chorus Family” (meanwhile removed) was posted on the SFGMC website, announcing that the video has been turned to private.
The notice explains that the choir’s social media and marketing staff are “working around the clock to alert moderators at YouTube, Instagram, Facebook” to have “stolen content” taken down by those who re-published portions of the video with concerns about its message.
“Dear Chorus Family,” the message begins, recounting the week’s events. The issue is then reframed:
The far-right conservative media found our “Message…” video and have taken it as their cause. This has all happened in the last 24 hours and it continues to pick up steam. They have taken the lyrics out of context to support a narrative that suits their intol-erant and hateful needs. It is obvious the tongue-in-cheek humor is lost on many.
The message goes on to note that the video’s comments section was flooded with de-nouncements, some of which were threatening and have been reported.
But just like their vexed music video, the choir’s letter sends out mixed messages. On the one hand, it accuses “the far-right conservative media” of having “taken the lyrics out of context”.
Of course, each time when something in the media backfires, the readers or viewers took the content out of context. That’s what Liberals do, that’s what politicians do and that’s what Muslims do.
When you can create a song with a text and content like this, you’ve been thinking about the content long enough and had your fantasy working about how to convert children.
On the other hand, the letter doubles down on their right to push their agenda onto an unsuspecting public:
After decades of children being indoctrinated and taught intolerance for anyone who is “other,” from using the Bible as a weapon to reparative therapy, it’s our turn.
But of course, it’s all in the name of love and I’m the stupid one, who took the lyrics out of context.