The truth is that this is not an accurate portrayal of the world today. There is not much power left in the phobes. The phobes do not control the media -- any of the media -- nor do they have political support. The phobes do not control the marketplace or hiring or anything of the like. The stark truth is that the power clearly lies with the LGBTQ+ crowd and they pay little price for coming out. Coming out may actually improve your chances of getting into an exclusive college, getting the job of your dreams, working in government, getting a following on social media, and finding your fifteen minutes of fame. No one can deny that there might be family members who have a problem with your coming out but the chances of being disowned or turned out of the house or excluded from anything in your family or circle of friends is slight. In short, there is not much bravery required to come out.
There is, however, a great deal of courage needed to oppose the LGBTQ+ movement or to raise any questions about it. Politicians have had their careers cut short, educators have been dismissed, churches have been burned, pastors roasted, and the economic futures of people made uncertain for merely refusing to support the LGBTQ+ cause. It is true in nearly every Western country. Who can forget the trial in Finland for simply publishing what the Scriptures say on such matters. In the terrible shooting in Nashville, the fact that the shooter was trans was so delicately treated in the media that it was as if this had no bearing on the violent act at all. Maybe it didn't. But the media was certainly not going to raise the specter of a shooter who was anti-Christian or who was reacting against the phobes. If it had been the other way around, such angles on the motivation of the violence would have and, in the past were, sensationalized.
Let me state for the record I do not believe in violence against anyone for their political, social, economic, sexual, or any other views. Even though I am a pastor in a denomination that might be accused of having such a phobia, I know of no one in my church who advocates anything of the kind. My point here is not to say that violence is ever acceptable and to affirm that those who perpetrate such violence should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But my point remains. The society in which we live is thoroughly on board with nearly ever expression of the LGBTQ+ movement but has deep reservations and problems with those who are not onboard. To be pro-LGBTQ+ and to be a pro-LGBTQ+ Christian today is to be right in line with the politics, the culture, the society, the law, the media, and the government. If there are folks who need a dose of courage, it would those who hear and heed the clear words of Scripture and who would dare to speak out against what those Scriptures condemn. This is not something new and has been this way for much of history. Take a look at what happens when you dare to say something against the government or popular opinion; read in First Kings.