Friday, May 13, 2016

I Didn't Say It ...

Franklin Graham, on America's "moral bankruptcy":

"What happens when you remove biblical standards and leadership from a country? Moral bankruptcy, that’s what. … Headlines every day reveal what a sad state we’re in. CBS News just reported that Caitlyn Jenner will pose nude for the cover of Sports Illustrated, draped only in his Olympic gold medal and an American flag. There’s a lot wrong with that picture! … And, as if that isn’t enough, our cartoons aren’t even immune! Disney’s Frozen, the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, has some supporters calling for the heroine Elsa to have a lesbian girlfriend in the movie’s sequel. … Pray for our nation, and get involved by standing up for God's truth and His righteousness."

Someone’s in a twist and apparently believes in a God that hates, not a God that created all of us … though some of us a little less tolerant and a lot more bigoted than others.
Dan Savage, exposing the reason why the GOP and the far right are coming for our trans brothers and sisters:

[The GOP] couldn’t demagogue anymore about gays and lesbians because too many of us are out and too many people know us so they took the same old script – 'Oh they’re recruiting children, preying on children, threatening children, creeping in bathrooms.' That was what they said about gay men 40 years ago. And they’re just taking that now and applying that to trans women and it’s bullshit and trans women and men use bathrooms all over the country and have forever. And they have no cases to point to where a trans person has exploited a civil rights protection to prey on a child."

I’ve said this before myself; same-sex marriage is legal, more and more gay men and women are coming out and so who can the conservatives bash now?
Trans is the new gay, so let’s go after them with the same fear tactics we’ve used before.
Anne Coulter, wacknut conservative, on policing bathrooms:

“It’s not that transgender people are going to go and molest children, [but] once you say that men can go into women’s bathrooms – men who are out shopping with their little daughters and don’t have mommy to bring her in there. It’s not that the trans are going to molest them. It’s that a child molester now has the right to go into that bathroom."

Really, Ann? Because a trans female uses the women’s bathroom it legalizes a child molester’s access to those same bathrooms?
Seriously, Shut.Up.
Dan Savage, instantly smacking Coulter down:

"That’s bullshit. A child molester doesn’t need to put on a dress to go into a bathroom. You can Google ‘sexually assaulted in a restroom’ and you get thousands of examples of cisgendered straight men."

Savage, again, is one hundred percent correct.
Pat Robertson, on the DOJ suing North Carolina to stop it from implementing portions of HB2 and then blaming it all on … who else … Obama:

“How absurd can you get! How does this become a great civil rights issue? This is America and this is who you put in office. You elected [Barack Obama]. I didn’t elect him. You did.”

I imagine Pat also held his head and wrung his hands and whimpered and moaned about black people using the same drinking fountain as white folk … using the same bathroom as white folk. Now it’s trans women using bathrooms.
Same story, same asshat, but let’s end with a calmer head, and more fierce voice, and more open heart …
Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General, on North Carolina's Bathroom Bill:

"Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades. Others of you are still wondering how you can possibly live the lives you were born to lead. But no matter how isolated or scared you may feel today, the Department of Justice and the entire Obama Administration wants you to know that we see you; we stand with you; and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward. Please know that history is on your side. This country was founded on a promise of equal rights for all, and we have always managed to move closer to that promise, little by little, one day at a time. It may not be easy, but we’ll get there together."

I had tears in my eyes listening to Ms. Lynch speak so eloquently of acceptance and tolerance and a need to understand anyone who might be different from others.
How is it that her message is portrayed as one of hate by certain so-called men of God and Christian conservative Republicans?


the dogs' mother said...

One of my tribe members (all the kids who hung out with us growing up) is trans-gender. As more and more become known to family and friends we will all calm down and love them as we have always loved them.

mistress maddie said...

Ann Coultier is my most despised person I hate the most.just her picture infuriates me!!Meanwhile in this era, its sad there will always be some minority or group to, ethnic minorities, then gays, now trans community. When their finally excepted, there will be yet another group I'm sure, and the wheel will keep spinning. We need to smash this wheel. Or we aren't leaning anything. Except ignorance.

anne marie in philly said...

STFU, you disgusting h8ers!

thank bob for loretta and dan!

Will J said...

Somehow I would have expected a more empathetic response from Ann Coulter. She's just the sort that I could imagine being asked for her birth certificate before being admitted to the toilet room - not to verify her birth gender, but to verify her claim to humanity.

Helen Lashbrook said...

The trouble is these old white men are afraid that they are not relevant any more and that they can't control LGBT, Hispanic and black people, Asian people and of course that dreaded minority....women. So hateful old white men attack everyone not like them....i.e. the rest of us