Fallon Fox LGBT Month Question: What is the virtue of Fallon Fox?

Are we honestly celebrating the “virtue” of Fallon Fox–a man who beats women unconscious?

Save this picture and send it around.  The name of the man in this picture is Fallon Fox, who America is now celebrating during LGBT Month for his “skills” at beating women unconscious.  And believe it or not, there is only a small window of opportunity for you to remind others that a man beating up a woman is not a virtue, but a vice.  Alexander Pope described the small opportunity window this way:

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

I’d say there’s about an inch of space left open in that window before moving from endure to embrace.  I have had some friends tell me that I’m mistaken; that the progressives have gone too far this time.  Everybody knows that men shouldn’t beat up women or follow girls into restrooms, they say, and that all this transgender business will finally turn the moral tide.  It’s an odd assertion during our government-sanctioned LGBT Month when both of America’s presidential candidates have already come out in support of President Obama’s position on transgenderism

And yet it seems like my disbelieving friends might be right this time except that they said the same thing when they first heard talk of the government redefining marriage.  Now even some of them are fine with that.

Let’s face it, we live in an age where shoulders shrug when children are aborted because the mother would rather not shop at Costco, and our medical journals discuss the ethics of “post-birth abortions.”  We live in an age where people think suicide is wrong, but it’s okay so long as there’s a doctor around when you do it.  We don’t think a man should take a group of girls on an overnight camping trips, but somehow it’s now immoral to even suggest that a gay man shouldn’t do the same thing with a group of teen and pre-teen boys.  Suddenly we are cool with all that now.

G.K. Chesterton had a warning for those of us who pride ourselves on being oh so au courant:

Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which your are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. … It may be that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal and that you are a paralytic.

So maybe—maybe—there’s still some time left to talk sense to people who don’t notice themselves drifting into paralysis while lying on their couches. Just maybe there’s still some time left to persuade a few souls that it’s wrong for a man to beat a woman unconscious.  Maybe.