Via Steve Sailer, an article in the NYT illustrates depressingly well how the Cathedral's cultural marxism demands call for nothing less than total compliance in thought, word, and deed:
Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word “gay” in any of those cases, and the terms suddenly become far less loaded, so that the ring of disapproval and judgment evaporates.
Some gay rights advocates have declared the term off limits. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or Glaad, has put “homosexual” on its list of offensive terms and in 2006 persuaded The Associated Press, whose stylebook is the widely used by many news organizations, to restrict use of the word.If one hailed from another planet, he might be forgiven for presuming from this that "homosexual" is not only a foundational part of the sociological and psychological nomenclature, but also the vernacular term that dominates everyday conversations among ordinary people discussing the subject.
First, let's look at the formalized end of the spectrum. To ensure an apples-to-apples comparison (ie, avoid capturing "gay" as Mr. Burns would employ it), the following graph from nGrams shows the percentages of books published by year in the US that contain the phrases "gay marriage", "homosexual marriage", and "same sex marriage" (the last because, descriptively-speaking, it is the most accurate--homosexuals/gays have always been allowed to marry just as heterosexuals have been able to; the former's issue is with the way marriage is defined, not with who is allowed to partake):
Okay, so that war was won two decades ago. But we've heard rumors that there are some Pompeians holed up somewhere out there in the mountains of Hispania, so now is not the time for complacence.
The elites' Newspeak has been correctly updated and internalized for decades now, but how about the proles? Google search volumes for the same three phrases (gay marriage, homosexual marriage, same sex marriage) over the ten years that the company has been tracking user searches:
Gay marriage is used 27 times as frequently as homosexual marriage is, and over four times as frequently as same sex marriage is. For those incorrigible few who use either of the latter two phrases, know that you and your disapproving, judgmental disapprovals and judgments place you firmly on the wrong side of history!