As a _____ choice to be the next Army secretary, Tennessee Republican ... because, of course ... Mark Green has come under fire for some rather hateful and ignorant comments he’s made in the past, and so he’s decided to clear them up ... on Facebook. And, naturally, he blames the “liberal left” for making him out to be a “hater” when, he says, he clearly does not hate:
“The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said. Let me be very clear,
1) The only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans.
2) The only people I have ever suggested be crushed are the terrorist enemies of our nation.
3) I have never and will never force my religion on anyone. If God gives Mankind a choice, which I believe, who am I to force my faith on anyone?
4) I believe that every American has a right to defend their country regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. It’s the radical left that won’t allow the latter.
5) I have never considered myself a judge of anyone, but I have been a protector of everyone in this nation.”
Tea Party gathering that he believes being transgender is a disease:
“If you poll the psychiatrists, they’re going to tell you that transgender is a disease. It is a part of the DSM-6, I think it is, the book of diagnostic psychological procedures or diagnoses. It’s very interesting to see what’s happening in government, or in our nation.”
Not exactly, true, now is it Mark? Being trans is not a disease, it’s just what bigots, homophobes and transphobes do to feed the fires of hatred; for decades, people like you said being gay was a disease, a mental defect, until we all learned that was a lie. And this transgender is a disease nonsense is just more of the same.
But, still, you do go on; you also said you were against allowing people to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, rather than the sex assigned at birth, saying the matter should be left up to the states rather than the federal government; and you played that old _____-card about the safety of women as your reasoning and then cited the Bible because the Bible has whole verses about trans person ... oh, wait, it doesn’t:
“The government exists to honor those people who live honorably, who do good things―to reward people who behave well and to crush evil. So that means as a state senator, my responsibility very clearly in Romans 13 is to create an environment where people who do right are rewarded and the people who do wrong are crushed. Evil is crushed. So I’m going to protect women in their bathrooms, and I’m going to protect our state against potential infiltration from the Syrian ISIS people in the refugee program.”
First off, douche ... may I call you douche ... the government exists to serve the people, all of the people, and not just those you consider honorable, because I can guarantee we have different versions of the word honor.
And looky there, right towards the end, where you say, using your actual words, that you are going to crush evil and protect the women of your state in their bathrooms.
Your words, Mark; your words. Sure, you tossed an ISIS bomb in there at the end though I don’t understand what protecting women in bathrooms and ISIS have to do with one another.
And, again, to be clear, Mark, there has been not one incidence of a trans person using the restroom that corresponds with heir gender identity, who has harassed, ogled, fondled, or raped a woman in a bathroom; you’re thinking of straight men, allegedly like yourself.
So what you need to do, Mark, is protect women from sexual predators and not trans Americans; and you need to quit calling trans person evil, because the only evil I see is the one spreading lies and hate under the guise of the Bible.
“There are 300,000 rapes in the United States every year, Three hundred thousand women who are sexually assaulted by predators. We know this. It’s documented. It’s factual. To think that some young guy isn’t going to take advantage of the system where we’re going to allow guys to go into the bathroom ― the women’s bathroom ― to think that it’s not going to happen is just ridiculous.”
Predators, Mark, not trans people; a trans female in a women’s restroom is a female using the restroom to pee; a man dressed in women’s clothes using the restroom to ogle, fondle, assault or rape a woman is a predator; can you see the difference, or does your transphobia cloud your eyesight?
You, sir, are not an honorable man; you judge trans people based on your warped view o what trans means; you lump trans people into evil, alongside ISIS; you say you have to protect women from trans people when that’s a lie; and you use the Bible to justify all of this.
No one cut and spliced your words together, mark, you said them. You meant them. Own it and then sit down, you have no place in government.