Greg Johnson, a prominent figure in the alt-right, wrote on his website, Counter-Currents, that “[t]he Alternative Right is subject to occasional gay panics”. This is supposedly unjustified, and the prominence of homosexuality in the alt-right should just be ignored.
Johnson seems to think the reason behind these “gay panics” is either old testament-style biblical views or the leftist idea of homophobia. He writes: “Generally, this slur originates from the Left, where homosexuality is supposed to be a good thing. But gay panics presuppose ‘homophobia,’ one of the Left’s sins.” I’m not quite sure what he means by this. It sounds like he is trying to steer attention away by hinting you act like a leftist if you’re concerned about homosexuality.
Then Johnson goes on the cite a fairly recent “gay panic” when Matt Parrott and Matt Heimbach were disinvited from Richard Spencer’s NPI conference for anti-gay views. However, Johnson claims this reason for banning them from the conference is not true, and the two Matts are motivated by “narcissistic rage”. Greg Johnson is either blatantly dishonest or ignorant. At least the reason for barring Heimbach from the conference was his anti-gay views. Richard Spencer has admitted as much.
Spencer wrote in his Radix Journal that the SPLC found the conference LGBT friendly. Then he quotes the SPLC site saying Heimbach was “‘booted’ from the NPI conference for his anti-gay views.” Although these aren’t Spencer’s words, he did not contradict them, nor say that the SPLC was making it up. Later on he even states:
“Our conferences will include people who hold many different views on religious, social, sexual, historical, and political matters. We do not exclude anyone for, say, being a Buddhist, Pagan, Catholic, or atheist, or for being passionate about gay issues or thinking that they are not important. We hope that such questions can be discussed respectfully at our conferences.
NPI will, however, exclude those who show reckless disregard with the media, or those who’ve made morally indefensible public statements. Such people make our movement look bad. We choose not to grant them a platform. It’s as simple as that.”
Apparently having “anti-gay views” in public is “morally indefensible”, according to Spencer.
There are very good rational reasons to be skeptical of those publicly engage in or promote homosexual behaviour, and this has nothing to do with the Bible or any ideology. It’s based on biology and psychology. The sexual union of two men cannot produce offspring, they cannot start a family. Also the natural option for raising a child is for it to have a mother and a father. Of course it does not always work out like this for each individual, but promoting other types of family structures is irresponsible, in my opinion.
The youtuber, Common Filth, stated months ago that the alt-right has many overtly homosexuals characteristics to it. He has been proven right, once again. Greg Johnson, on the other hand, is not only promoting homosexuality, but is being dishonest about it. He is making out those who speak out against it to be narcissists, and misrepresenting the facts about why the anti-gay Matts were barred from the conference.
Gay Panic on the Alt Right: http://www.counter-currents.com/2016/03/gay-panic-on-the-alt-right/
The Rainbow Coalition: http://www.radixjournal.com/blog/2015/11/4/the-rainbow-coalition