Editor's Note: Because of the sensitive nature of their content, we have deliberately not included links to most of the tweets cited here.
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus faced a storm of social media backlash after posting a video it described as "ironic humor" about fears and concerns related to children and the gay agenda, per Fox News and other outlets.
"You think that we'll corrupt your kids, if our agenda goes unchecked/ Funny, just this once, you're correct," a soloist sings.
"We'll convert your children/ Happens bit by bit/ Quietly and subtly/ And you will barely notice it.
"You can keep them from disco/ Warn about San Francisco/ Make 'em wear pleated pants.
"We don't care. We'll convert your children. We'll make them tolerant and fair."
Later in the song, the lyrics continue in what many conservatives interpreted as a threatening tone: "Your children will care about fairness and justice for others/ Your children will work to convert all their sisters and brothers/ Then soon we're almost certain, your kids will start converting you!
"The gay agenda is coming home/ The gay agenda is here!/ But you don't have to worry because there's nothing wrong with standing by our side."
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus responded to the outcry by removing the video and posting a lengthy Twitter explanation asserting its innocence with the note, "It is obvious the tongue-in-cheek humor is lost on many." However, multiple copies and clips from the original have appeared on other social media channels.
An Important Message to the Chorus Family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XBpSY6r4j7— SF Gay Men's Chorus (@SFGMC) July 8, 2021
The chorus' Twitter explanation also included the following words: "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."
Comments on both sides have continued even after the takedown, with many of the left-leaning comments too profane to cite here. Andrew Smith tweeted, "It was too over-the-top to be real. It was designed to draw attention to the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and it did. Mission Accomplished!
ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel tweeted a link with the comment, "This is grotesque and unacceptable!"
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro posted a reaction video, asserting that the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus video clearly promotes the true gay agenda of indoctrinating children.
Pastor Michael Foster of Easter River Church in Ohio also tweeted out his concern, quoting some of its lyrics and adding, "This is a religious war" and adding later, "And yet pastors think they can sit up the 'cultural war' and stay politically neutral. You can't when its positively wicked spiritual attack on the church. Wake up, sleeper!"
"The Atomic Mom" noted in her tweet: "Keep telling yourself it was satire guys. Just keep doing that ..."
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!
- Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details