Friday’s threatened subversion of Chick-fil-A restaurants by homosexual activists flopped so bad it broke the Great Commandment of Gay: don’t be boring. Even committed progressive editors holding precious space open for Friday’s event – hoping to counteract the unexpected success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day -- had to face the fact that images of boys kissing boys hasn’t been newsworthy to Americans since, oh, maybe 1990?
It’s their own fault. For the past 20 years Hollywood’s been donating hours of weekly airtime to make gay celebrities and gay TV characters ubiquitous: audiences were meant to become desensitized to the point that they’re just as comfortable with another queen in the cast as with George Costanza or Brian Seacrest. It’s worked. Americans are no longer shocked by the behavior of flames: or at least not by the narrow stereotype of innocuous behaviors the gay lobby chooses to reveal to the straight world. But that still doesn’t mean Americans embrace homosexuality as equal to healthy sexuality, no matter how much we fib to pollsters or leave unchallenged outspoken guests at parties for the sake of peace. It takes more to get us riled than the sight of two funny boys smooching on cue.