- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 25, 2023

ORLANDO, Fla. — Anheuser-Busch’s CEO recently raced to distance its Bud Light beer from fake female Dylan Mulvaney. Target’s CEO recently ran from front-store displays of its LGBTQ items, and in a panic, told managers to move the “Pride” section to less visible spots on the floor. Woke companies are beginning to see: Americans sick of socialist agendas can and will fight back by withholding dollars and exercising consumer choice. 

Add to that the wins against LGBTQ rot in the school systems that have resulted in losses of leftists from their school board seats at spots around the nation and it’s clear: Now is no time to slow the fight.

The best counter to radical socialist, Marxist agendas — the best attack against evil, ungodly LGBTQ madness — is a collective rush to bring back Judeo-Christian values.

Forget gay pride. Forget transgender pride. Forget “Pride Month” in its current LGBTQ form. It’s high time for “Christian Pride” to exert its influences.

Time to take back the rainbow as a symbol of God’s promise to His people. That this beautiful show of God’s glory — signifying his vow to never again flood the earth — was ever allowed to be stolen by the gay community in the first place is an egregious offense to Christian sensibilities, and it’s high time to say: No more.

The left is on the run, at least, some on the left, some on the beer branding, Target shopping left, and rather than let them retreat with dignity — that is, to go quietly, only to bide time for the day when it’s safe to resurface — it’s better to strike harder. Bud Light’s been shaken by a force the left has forgotten existed in America — the traditional value guys. And that’s set the corporate world on edge, so much so that now Target has decided its pro-LGBTQ absurdities are perhaps not as important as its financial bottom line.

“Bud Light situation? Target is removing Pride merchandise from stores,” USA Today wrote.

“Target removing some LGBTQ merchandise following customer backlash,” Reuters wrote.

“Target pulls some LGBTQ+ merchandise from stores ahead of June Pride month,” The Associated Press wrote.

It’s not necessary to win each and every battle in order to win the larger war. It’s only necessary to present a willingness to fight — to get the word out that a fight is a’ comin’ — and then ride that wave of energy to watch the enemy stumble and crumble in confusion and fear. Target didn’t want to wait until it became the next money-losing Bud Light. Target folded before it went that far. Now think what the next business will do; consider how much easier it will be to win against the next woke corporation.

It’s called peace through strength.

Once the enemy understands there’s a strong fighting force in place, and that the members of that force will fight back, then the enemy naturally subsides. The enemy — no dummy! — naturally decides that it’s best to wait for weaker times.

America’s been going through a time of weakness in recent years; specifically, America’s foundations have been shifted by far leftists who have hated the exceptionalism called “God-given rights” that Framers enshrined in the governing documents, and as a result, Big Government has gone where government is not supposed to tread. Socialists have become emboldened to come out of their shadowy corners and openly sell their wicked rot. Marxists have gone forth to divide and conquer, pressing onto the people the idea that men can become women, that girls can change into boys, that evil is actually good.

Communists with atheist minds and fleshly lusts to become the objects of the world’s worship have pressed on, pressed on, pressed on and corrupted the minds of youth to believe that nothing is absolute, nothing is unchanging, nothing is constant and that standards, values, virtues and principles are all formed from individual preference.

Want to have sex with several partners? Want to grind as a drag queen in front of little children? Want to groom first-graders with sexually explicit reading materials in school libraries? Want to offer for sale in stores little girls’ bathing suits decorated with LGBTQ symbols? Go for it. Morals are all in the mind. There is no after-life accountability. There is no God to consider. There are no consequences, so whatever feels good is fine. Love is love is love.

The counter to this cultural crisis is a return to godly principles and a resurgence of Judeo-Christian values.

And while the iron’s hot, while the wins are chalking in the common-sense side of things — buh-bye, Bud Light, for example — while the momentum is moving in the right direction, which is to say, away from the left, well then, that’s the time to hit harder.

“Pride Month” for the LGBTQ community is June.

Let’s steal it away.

Time for Christians to take pride in their Christianity and go loud, go proud and go bold. If we want to win the war against warped, demonic forces that are reshaping our country into something very evil, then those who know the difference between right and wrong, between godly and ungodly, have to step up and make their voices and views heard. From Bud Light to Target to school boards across the country, I am Christian, hear me roar. 

Christian Pride is not just a month. It’s for life — and it’s the surefire solution to the shift toward evil that’s taking our country by storm.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter and podcast by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” is available by clicking HERE  or clicking HERE or CLICKING HERE.

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