In recent years, social/political pundit Milo Yiannopoulos has been an insufferable pain in the backside for the politically correct. His traditionalist views, coupled with his blatantly homosexual lifestyle, have intensified the Left’s pain. It is excruciating for the politically correct to deal with anyone who cannot easily be typecast, because, lacking legitimate argument, typecasting is the only weapon they possess. If they can’t vilify you by putting an identity sticker on you, they’ve got nothing—and there’s simply no sticker for homosexuals with a love for Western Civilization, politically conservative values, and the Church.
And now Mr. Yiannopoulos has further aggravated their discomfort by having the audacity to “come out as straight.” And they have wasted no time in condemning him in every way possible and insisting that this conversion is but a show. To add to their pain, he did it by consecrating his life to St. Joseph! He told LifeSite News that “Secular attempts at recovery from sin are either temporary or completely ineffective. Salvation can only be achieved through devotion to Christ and the works of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. St. Joseph is the spiritual father figure of the Holy Family. In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the infant Jesus is an act of faith in God’s Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the Terror of transsexuals.”
To me, what is most interesting and of the most value in this process—aside, of course, from the salvation of Milo’s soul—is the implication of the process he went through. He says that he knows it will never be easy, and he therefore treats his former lifestyle as an addiction and remains ever vigilant. I don’t want to put words into the man’s mouth, but what seems to be the crux of all this is what we have been watching take place in our culture for more than a generation: the conflation of personal temptation and identity.