Gay Men’s Chorus Singing About Grooming Kids Has Been Running a ‘Youth Outreach’ Program in Public Schools – Look at Its No. 1 Stated Goal


That didn’t take long: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is now blaming “far-right conservative media” for taking the lyrics to a music video in which it sang “we’ll convert your children” out of context for “their intolerant and hateful needs.”

If you missed it, on July 1, the chorus posted a video of a creepy song titled “A Message from the Gay Community.” It apparently was supposed to be satire, but in an echo chamber, you don’t really hear how your own words sound.

The song was dedicated, ostensibly, to people who believe in the Bible (the SFGMC didn’t mention any particular religion, but one guesses this was aimed at only one particular Abrahamic faith), think the Bible means what it says about same-sex relationships or transgender issues and intend to teach their children accordingly.

However, lyrics like these, while they might sound hilarious to those of a certain mindset, don’t travel well outside a certain bubble — even if you ignore the thoroughly unpleasant grooming double entendres they’re playing with throughout the song:

You say we all lead lives you don’t respect
But you’re just frightened
You think that we’ll corrupt your kids if our agenda goes unchecked
Funny, just this once, you’re correct.

Or these:

We’ll convert your children
Happens bit by bit
Quietly and subtly and you will barely notice it

And the chorus, just in case you were wondering:

We’re coming for them
We’re coming for your children
We’re coming for them
We’re coming for your children.

he whole message was that it wasn’t all right for us to just “coexist,” as per that shopworn old bumper sticker. If you or your kids weren’t ebulliently supportive of LGBT individuals, they were coming for your kids first. Then, as they said at the end of the song, your kids would be coming for you next. Your approval is mandatory. Get that rainbow-hued Facebook profile picture frame ready for next June, please and thank you.

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At least on the “coming for your children” part of the equation, it turns out the SFGMC been doing that for a while; the group has an outreach program that “brings SFGMC into elementary, middle, and high schools across the Bay Area to share a message of love, inclusivity, and strength.”

According to an archived version of the SFGMC’s webpage, the program started in 2018.

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