This is Pastor Tim’s article that appeared in the Evening Leader on Nov 1, 2023
Today I want to tell you about the latest influencer that has just become a thing in the last week or so. I am going to tell you this person’s name, but please, do not look him up. His name is Dylan Mulvaney. Dylan Mulvaney is a Broadway performer whose claim to fame is that he stared in the musical “Book of Mormon.” This is an anti-religion musical written by the creators of South Park.
Dylan has a massive following on social media and last week, was invited by the White House to come and interview President Joe Biden. I watched some snippets of the interview, and it was standard stuff where Dylan asked the President a bunch of questions that interested him. In Dylan’s defense, he did the exact same thing I would have done if I had the chance to speak with any president. I would ask questions that pertain to my interests and areas of expertise. So I in no way fault him for taking advantage of the opportunity to speak with President Biden.
Many Broadway performers are massively talented, and I’m sure they have a large following on social media. However, none of these other influencers have been invited for a sit down with the President. Also, there are many podcasters who have a bigger following than Dylan. However the President has never sat down with Joe Rogan, PodSaveAmerica, or the Daily Wire. But for some reason this particular Broadway performer did. Why is that? I might have forgot to mention that Dylan believes himself to be a woman.
Now that is not entirely fair. When I say that Dylan believes he is a woman, I actually mean he believes himself to be a 12-year-old girl. For the 2 videos of his that I could stomach, he acted like a 12-year-old girl. Of course, in this interview with the President of the United States, Dylan asked the question that everyone knew would be asked, and President Biden was prepared to answer it. Dylan asked about transgender surgery.
I do not have a single problem with the question because it is a pertinent question in our world today. But President Biden’s answer surprised me. He said that it was immoral for anyone to oppose so called gender affirmation surgery, meaning surgery that is cosmetic to make a man appear more like a woman and vise versa. Is it immoral for someone to have questions about that? Even people who are in favor of gender affirmation surgery should be able to admit that it is not immoral to have questions about this. Is that where this is going?
My point to this article is the so-called slippery slope that everyone wants to say doesn’t exist. Do you think that in 2015, when Joe Biden was Barak Obama’s Vice President, there would have been any way someone like Dylan could have gotten a nationally televised interview with him? Just 7 years ago, it would have been unthinkable. You must keep in mind that as recently as 2011, President Obama was against same sex marriage. In fact, Obama’s big moment of coming out in favor of same sex marriage was in 2012, after he was elected to his second term as President. Same sex marriage was so controversial in 2011 that Obama apparently lied about it so he could be elected. In 2022, 11 years later, President Biden is being interview by a man with gender dysphoria. That is a big shift to take place in 11 years.
That is exactly what we mean by the slippery slope. If dressing up as a woman makes Dylan happy, then I am happy for him. If millions of people can’t find anything better to do than watch a grown man act like a 12-year-old girl, then fine. If the White House wants to try to build some street cred by pairing President Biden with a man cosplaying as a girl, what can I say about it?
But we as a society need to draw a line somewhere or else fantasy is going to become the new reality, and that scares me to death. I don’t want to live in a world ruled by feelings, whether they be mine or someone else’s. Unfortunately I am afraid that is what’s happening.