Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Unity

Biden says he wants to unite people. Some interpret this as meaning a bipartisan thing, that he will give a little and the other side will give a little. So the question is, is there room to compromise, to meet in the middle? Is President Biden promising to adopt Republican policies to unite the people? I don't think that's what he means.

I would typify the previous administration as an incompetent presidency, with the economy gone to hell, massive corruption, natural disasters with no response, and of course a pandemic that somehow didn't get the message that it was supposed to go away like magic. But conservatives hate to see Trump go, they insist that he fulfilled his campaign promises, that he gave them what they wanted. I am not really the one to speak for what a great job he did, but I saw a few things that he delivered for his voters. Off the top of my head:

The wall. An attempt to physically block immigrants from coming over the border. Completely ineffective on every level and Mexico did not pay for it, but conservatives loved it as a symbol of American fear.

Muslim ban. The assumption is that all Muslims are terrorists, they hate our way of life. All billion and a half of them are our enemy. For many Americans this is (ironically) a no-brainer.

Amnesty for domestic terrorists. Armed militants taking over state capitols, caravans attacking cities with federal and local police protection. White murderers and vandals praised and rewarded.

ICE. Not just blocking immigrants, but humiliating them, making refugees' miserable lives even more miserable. So what if a few hundred women are raped, a few hundred kids are taken from their mothers, a few thousand get COVID, a few dozen die? What in the world ever gave all those foreigners the idea we would welcome the huddled masses yearning to breathe free?

Wealth inequality. The rich got much richer under the previous administration, and the poor got poorer. Good job, Republicans!

The courts. It didn't really help him any, but the Republicans under Trump filled the courts with conservative and incompetent judges. I think this is really about abortion, which the Bible says is ... uh never mind, it doesn't say anything about it.

Racist police violence. Conservatives loved the police brutality in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and other cities, blaming it on the victims. Their point of course is that those people deserve it. Tear gas, rubber bullets, running over people, kettling and beating people, chokeholds -- conservatives think this is great, as long as the victims are Black or, you know, antifa or something.

Gay and transgender people. Rights eliminated all over the place. Hey, it's their choice, if they don't want to be discriminated against they ought to just quit that stuff.

Women. Grab 'em. The Stormy Daniels situation was something to be proud of, what a stud. And you could tell there were a bunch of others too, man this guy is a regular Romeo. Official Republican platform: hot women are the best. The rest of them are bitches, especially the ugly ones.

Guns. Look, Trump doesn't know anything about guns. He's a New York real estate developer. He's got soft little hands. But the point is, he is in favor of white people being able to shoot somebody without getting arrested. The Constitution is: sumpn sumpn Second Amendment sumpn sumpn sumpn, under God.

In other words, no, there is not room to compromise. Those of us who care do not want to see America turn into that. By that I mean, a majority of Americans do not and did not want that. Hate had its turn, it didn't work out, it's time to move on.

Unity does not mean compromise. It means inviting people back into our community who have been pushed out, often verbally and sometimes literally attacked by our government. The saying during the previous administration was "it's all about the cruelty," and that is going to stop. Laws need to be enforced, order needs to be maintained, but the government does not need to be abusive to people just because they don't meet the privileged profile.

174 Comments:

Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you are the one who claims that transwomen will be in danger if they use the men's room you're the one with the burden of proof"

And I presented the proof whereas you presented none:

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault transwomen like me or Josie Totah in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

And that's not including the psychological harm documented to happen when people reject our gender identity.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I only point out that the opposite seems more likely"

No, you fabricated a story that contradicts the evidence and now repeatedly and adamantly insist its true as is your standard bad faith debate tactic.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I'm haven't threatened in any way you say you are in danger if you use the men's room, I think you are in more danger if you use the girls' room and I explained why"

You did threaten me: "society will no longer indulge this foolishness, you better lay low"

There is no evidence to support your claim and my 2 decades of using the women's public bathroom with no problems show you lie.

You repeatedly described your fantasy of me being violently attacked for using the women's bathroom. You made those statements as a threat to me and to advocate for bigots to assault transwomen in the women's bathroom.

Psychologists are now recognizing the hatred and obsession of people like Wyatt and Regina towards harmless lgbt people is in itself a mental illness.

Wyatt and Regina Hardiman clearly harbour violent fantasies towards me.

February 24, 2021 5:54 PM  
Anonymous CB said...

This is the true reason why so-called “evangelicals” are so afraid of gays. They realize the number of LGBTQs is actually much greater than reported and they shudder at the thought that people are becoming more comfortable living their true lives.

These so called “evangelicals” think they can beat people back into the closet. It’s a losing proposition and the more they realize that, the more desperate they become.

February 24, 2021 5:55 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Like most conservatives, Wyatt and Regina think if they can imagine something to be true without any evidence we are all morally obligated to pretend that it is.

Conservatives have a deep seated desire to punish innocent minorities. Read about it in the online book The Authoritarians

February 24, 2021 5:55 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt and Regina repeatedly said themselves they believe I will be assaulted in the men's bathroom:

""girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room, where they will get [their heads shoved in a toilet filled with urine and feces]"

"She might get punched out in a redneck bar because of her loudmouth blather but that's just as likely out in the open as in the restroom".

You can see how Wyatt and Regina feel about transwomen like me, the thought of us being assaulted gives them great joy, that's why they lie and say I'll be fine in the men's room, they want us to be assaulted or murdered and they expect that to happen.

They then say its good if I'm assaulted in the men's room by alleging "she, like many h*sexuals, has fantasies about being assaulted". That's some major toxic masculinity - "She's not a victim, she wanted it". They're declaring it open season on transwomen.

February 24, 2021 6:05 PM  
Anonymous government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem said...

Randy, you already took up the whole last post on this non-issue with probably a hundred posts saying exactly the same thing. I don't know why the administrators of this blog tolerate it.

It's quite clear that you want to force people to let guys dressed like girls use their girls' room. You want this done by governmental imposition. Not because you feel endangered but simply because you want society to endorse your transsexual notions. And you have the nerve to accuse others of being "authoritarian"

There's nothing more to discuss, so move on.

February 24, 2021 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Looks like we're getting more churches in the US said...

A Georgia pastor who has been expelled from America’s largest Protestant denomination for welcoming a queer couple into his congregation insists he doesn’t regret the decision he made.

Pastor Jim Conrad, of Kennesaw’s Towne View Baptist Church, got in trouble with the Southern Baptist Convention after welcoming a gay couple with three adopted children as members of his church in October 2019.

“We decided that ‘all means all. We will share His Good News with everyone and welcome anyone who calls Jesus Lord.”

About 30% of the congregation left after Conrad took this stance, which meant the church’s budget shrunk and the pastor took a pay cut, according to The Associated Press. And on Tuesday, the SBC’s executive committee announced that it was kicking Towne View Baptist out of its network of churches for “affirming homosexuality.”

“We are guilty as charged,” the pastor said.

Conrad, a longtime Southern Baptist, said he felt some personal grief over being expelled from a denomination that has been part of his spiritual life for decades. But the SBC has moved farther to the right in recent years than the pastor is comfortable with, he said.

Conrad also pointed out that conservative theology on sexual orientation and gender is “at least complicit” in the “alarmingly” high rate of suicide attempts among LGBTQ adolescents.

“Telling teens that the God who created them in his image hates them because they aren’t straight or cisgender is a dangerous message,” he said.

Conrad said his church doesn’t plan to appeal the executive committee’s decision. Asked if he would make the same decision again, knowing the outcome, Conrad wrote, “YES!”

“If the grace of God isn’t for everybody then it’s not for anybody,” Conrad wrote.

The SBC’s executive committee announced the expulsion at the close of the denomination’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to Towne View Baptist, the committee disfellowshipped a second church for apparently affirming homosexuality ― Kentucky’s St. Matthews Baptist Church. The church reportedly made financial contributions to another Baptist network, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which lets member churches hire LGBTQ individuals in non-ministerial roles.

The SBC, which was founded in 1845 in defense of slavery, views itself as a network of over 50,000 independent and self-governing Baptist churches. This doctrine of autonomy has sometimes prevented the group from acting in a unified way on certain issues, such as creating a denomination-wide database of sex offenders. But this doesn’t mean joint action is rare ― the SBC has reportedly disfellowshipped at least six churches in little over a decade for affirming or endorsing queer relationships.

(So, in case you didn't catch that, the SBC is pretty adamant and quick about kicking out LGBT folks or anyone endorsing them. But sex offenders? Maybe the will, maybe they won't.)

February 24, 2021 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Looks like we're getting more churches in the US said...

The expulsions come at a time when Black members of the SBC are questioning whether the denomination will also hold churches accountable for failing to understand how racism still affects Black Americans.

Earlier this year, two Southern Baptist pastors from Texas publicly compared Vice President Kamala Harris to the Bible’s Queen Jezebel ― drawing on a trope that Black religious scholars say is both racist and sexist. One of those pastors, Steve Swofford, sits on the SBC’s executive committee and was the chair of the team responsible for selecting the committee’s president. He has yet to face discipline for his words. The SBC executive committee chairman was not available for comment, a spokesperson said.

Some Black pastors have left or have contemplated leaving the denomination over leaders’ unwillingness to grapple with how systemic racism persists in America. One of those pastors is Dwight McKissic, a conservative Black pastor from Texas whose ties to the SBC have been fraying in recent weeks.

McKissic suggested on Twitter that, while he agrees with the SBC’s decision to boot out churches over their approach to LGBTQ people, he thinks churches should also be disfellowshipped for not disciplining their members for “racism & rebellion.”

(Looks like the SBC isn't too concerned about racism either. Just kicking out the gays. Interesting.)


Dwight McKissic
@pastordmack

It feels great to find a point of agreement with Dr. Mohler. I hope he’d agree with me that churches who harbor members who participated in the insurrection & paraded Confederate Flags, ought also be disfellowshipped for not discipling their members for racism & rebellion.

Albert Mohler
@albertmohler
Anyone who argues that the Bible—OT and NT— is not clear about the sinfulness of homosexuality is either very confused or deliberately dishonest about the structure of biblical theology and the clear meaning of the texts.

4:01 PM · Feb 23, 2021

February 24, 2021 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Goosen Gander said...

"There's nothing more to discuss, so move on."

What's the matter?

The CRG folks made a point of bringing up the "BATHROOM" issue EVERY CHANCE THEY GOT back when 23-07 was making its way through MoCo. They were hoping it could scare people into voting against it on a referendum. They brought up the "guy in a dress" "invading girls privacy" in the showers and restrooms day after day after day on this blog - like they had OCD or something.

Now that Priya is giving you some of the same treatment back you want to move on?

What's the matter, are you tired of losing arguments to her?

Now that you know your scare tactics haven't gotten the political traction you were hoping for your just want to abandon them and pretend they didn't happen?

Or are you just tired of someone who has finally proven they can be as persistently annoying as you are? - Are you going to lose your troll crown for that?

February 24, 2021 7:39 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

"What's the matter?"

gee, I assumed everyone other than Randy was sick of hearing about it

why don't you participate if you like the conversation

"The CRG folks made a point of bringing up the "BATHROOM" issue EVERY CHANCE THEY GOT"

well, I'm not a CRG folk

"Now that Priya is giving you some of the same treatment back you want to move on?"

no, assuming you're not Randy, I'll keep it up

"What's the matter, are you tired of losing arguments to her?"

hasn't happened yet, although it's a matter of perception

"Now that you know your scare tactics haven't gotten the political traction you were hoping for your just want to abandon them and pretend they didn't happen?"

"scare tactics"?

"political traction"?

what color is the sky on your planet?

"Or are you just tired of someone who has finally proven they can be as persistently annoying as you are? - Are you going to lose your troll crown for that?"

actually, Randy has always been a troll and has been at it for years

glad you confirm that he's a troll though

he denies it

OK, TTFers let me know when you want me to stop responding to Randy's trollery

February 24, 2021 8:17 PM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders are running amok on America's blogs, spreading lies and propaganda like a virus said...

"And I presented the proof whereas you presented none:"

you presented none

"A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

well, you say this study shows that TEENS have a "greater likelihood" of SEXUAL assault when they dress like a girl and prance into the men's room

you didn't say what evidence they have of this

but, it's also not what we were talking about

we'd have to hear what they mean because straight guys don't generally sexually assault other guys

by definition

are you saying homosexuals lurk in men's rooms waiting for guys dressed like girls to sexually assault?

"Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault transwomen like me or Josie Totah in there too."

not obvious at all

and he'd likely assault whenever he gets an opportunity

but guys who dress like girls aren't girls

"This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay."

again, not an example of what you're claiming

"Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman."

not obvious at all

"claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false."

I didn't claim any certainty,

it's possible

you are a loudmouth

but you are in no danger because of your mentally ill condition

"And that's not including the psychological harm documented to happen when people reject our gender identity."

psychological harm is treated by psychiatric care, not by granting you every wish of your deluded state

"No, you fabricated a story that contradicts the evidence and now repeatedly and adamantly insist its true as is your standard bad faith debate tactic."

you have no evidence

I stated a likely scenario

"You did threaten me: "society will no longer indulge this foolishness, you better lay low""

not a threat

I told what would happen to the special privileges that Gs and Ts have if they push it too far

"You repeatedly described your fantasy of me being violently attacked for using the women's bathroom. You made those statements as a threat to me and to advocate for bigots to assault transwomen in the women's bathroom."

wow, you have some nerve

you make a false claim that you are in danger

and when I suggest you are in more danger doing something else, you call that a threat

believe me, no one wants to go anywhere near you

you won't be assaulted in the men's room

"Conservatives have a deep seated desire to punish innocent minorities. Read about it in the online book The Authoritarians"

he hasn't published because he can't pass peer review

just like Randy's other ideas

btw, Randy, your fellow TTFer let it slip that he agrees you are a foreign troll

February 24, 2021 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Republicans aren't the solution. Republicans are the problem. said...

You say you'll stop responding to Priya every few months.

That lasts a few days, at most.

But it's not your fault. She always has engaging posts and frequently links to scientific studies to back her up.

She's hard to resist!

You are of course free to discuss other topics if you like.

Perhaps she can suggest some ideas for you to purge the Trumpists from the GQP so conservatives can have a chance of a respectable party once again.

I don't see that happening though. Ever since Bush II, Republicans seem to keep doubling down on stupidity.

I would have thought that once they saw the Capitol being stormed by Confederate flag waving conspiracy theorists, most Republicans would have woken up and said "Hey, wait a minute - this is wrong!" Do some introspection, and try and figure out where they went wrong.

Somehow, after all these years, I still keep expecting better behavior out of Republicans than what they keep doing.

Instead of following the lead of conservatives who actually believe in democracy like Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, they try and censure them. It's like a purging of those not willing to follow the Supreme Leader. Instead more of them are flying down to Mar-a-Lago to kiss the king's ring. Oblivious to the fact that now that he's gotten away with mobbing the Capitol, there's probably no limit to what he'll do to regain power for himself.

February 24, 2021 8:52 PM  
Anonymous gender has consequences said...

"You say you'll stop responding to Priya every few months."

I'm responding to a special request from a TTFer

"That lasts a few days, at most."

oh, that's not true

"You are of course free to discuss other topics if you like."

well, thank you

you are very gracious

but, I've had a special request to respond

February 24, 2021 9:41 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Anon, since it seemed you were asking, I will comment. I don't like the deadnaming. But if you want to toss underhand slow-pitches over the plate for Priya to crush into the bleachers, it doesn't bother me.

(I do get a chuckle out of you, of all people, calling someone else a troll.)

JimK

February 24, 2021 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked that up. I had no idea there was a name for it.

No problem, then. I keep the "slow pitches" coming.

As funny as it is, facts are facts, and trolls are trolls.

February 24, 2021 10:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "It's quite clear that you want to force people to let guys dressed like girls use their girls' room. You want this done by governmental imposition. Not because you feel endangered but simply because you want society to endorse your transsexual notions. And you have the nerve to accuse others of being "authoritarian"

It certainly is because I felt endangered in the men's room. When guys are being shocked and surprised to see a woman in the men's there is valid concern that a bigot like you will go bezerk. You are the authoritarian, you said I can't express my gender identity in public and I belong in the men's room.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "There's nothing more to discuss, so move on." and then went on to rant even more even though I hadn't responded. So childish.

I posted "A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "well, you say this study shows that TEENS have a "greater likelihood" of SEXUAL assault when they dress like a girl and prance into the men's room".

Note how Wyatt and Regina demean and trivialize our lives by saying our need to pee in safety is about dressing as a girl and "prancing around". There message to readers is "These people are unimportant and laughable, its okay to hurt them".

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you didn't say what evidence they have of this".

I've been down this road with you on global warming. You are unconditionally committed to denying this and no amount of evidence I present you will change that. These demands are just bad faith argumentation tactics designed to occupy me with a never ending search for more information while you lie to people.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "we'd have to hear what they mean because straight guys don't generally sexually assault other guys by definition".

Heterosexual men do sexually assault other men, what do you think happens in prison? Your assertion that a heterosexual rapist is going to look at Josie Totah and ignore her as a man is absurd on the face of it. Gay men are not attracted to transwomen like her but you keep claiming lying that they are to troll us.

February 24, 2021 11:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay.Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "again, not an example of what you're claiming not obvious at all".

Its obvious to any honest and rational person. People who hate gays hate transwomen just as much, or more as in your case. Anyone who attacks someone for being gay will attack someone for being trans

I posted "Wyatt and Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false."

Wyat/Regina/bad anonymous said "I didn't claim any certainty,".

Riiiight. Just like you said you've never spoken about your religious beliefs here after you said a post of mine "shows that the bible's teaching of man's total depravity is true and this proves god is real"

I posted "And that's not including the psychological harm documented to happen when people reject our gender identity."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "psychological harm is treated by psychiatric care, not by granting you every wish of your deluded state".

When the psychological harm to innocents is caused by a bigoted society the harm is treated by changing society. The psychiatric profession advocates that transpeople be allowed to use the facilities that match our gender identity for the sake of our mental health and the health of society in general.

February 24, 2021 11:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault transwomen like me or Josie Totah in there too."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "not obvious at all and he'd likely assault whenever he gets an opportunity but guys who dress like girls aren't girls".

He was specifically angry that a girl was in the men's room. There's no way a man like this would know Josie Totah isn't a biological woman so obviously he'd be just as angry with her in there. You're a troll who hopes to antagnonize by telling the lie that gay men are attracted her or me.

I said "You fabricated a story [of transwomen being in danger in the women's room but not the men's] that contradicts the evidence and now repeatedly and adamantly insist its true as is your standard bad faith debate tactic."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you have no evidence I stated a likely scenario".

I presented evidence good enough for any rational honest person, you presented none. My two decades of using the women's public bathroom with no problem show you made this up to troll us, just like you did when you kept telling us "Trump is the most gay friendly president ever". You are a sadist as research shows trolls like you are

I posted "You did threaten me: "society will no longer indulge this foolishness, you better lay low""

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said " not a threat".

Its a veiled threat just like Trump made to the Georgia Secretary of State when he asked him to "find 11780 votes" and said "things could get very bad for you, there could be criminal liablity". Trump talks like mobsters and you talk like trump - thinly veiled threats.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonym0ous trolled"I told what would happen to the special privileges that Gs and Ts have if they push it too far".

We know what you meant: "You've got partial equality now, we'll harshly punish you if you keep seeking for full equality"

I posted "You repeatedly described your fantasy of me being violently attacked for using the women's bathroom. You made those statements as a threat to me and to advocate for bigots to assault transwomen in the women's bathroom."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "wow, you have some nerve you make a false claim that you are in danger".

You said yourself transfemales WILL be assaulted by nontransmales in the male bathroom:

""girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room, where they will get [their heads shoved in a toilet filled with urine and feces]"

I've known you two for nearly two decades and I know you better than you know yourselves. You regularly "joke" about us being assaulted, imprisoned, or executed. You've made it obvious time and again you want the worst for us and you think that happening is damn funny.

February 24, 2021 11:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "And when I suggest you are in more danger doing something else, you call that a threat".

You "suggest we are in danger" to try and scare us off from using the women's bathroom despite me having been perfectly safe there for two decades. You don't believe we are in more danger there, you say it to troll us, threaten us, to encourage people to attack us in the women's room and to feel justified in doing so. This is a fantasy you enjoy and its just that, a fantasy.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "believe me, no one wants to go anywhere near you".

"Believe me" - just what Trump says when he lies. That comment is intended to characterize me as disgusting, or dangerous to encourage people to look down on me and want to see me harmed.

Wyatt/Regina/bad aonyomous said "you won't be assaulted in the men's room".

Earlier in this post I quoted W&R denying they said it was certain I wouldn't be assaulted in the men's room. There is no room for doubt in the phrase "won't be", its a statement of certainty that I'm safe in the men's room to try to justify preventing us from using the women's room and to derail any concern people have for our safety in the men's room.

I posted "Conservatives have a deep seated desire to punish innocent minorities. Read about it in the online book The Authoritarians"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "he hasn't published because he can't pass peer review".

You obviously haven't read any of it or you'd know it was never intended to be presented for peer review or publishing in a professional journal. Its a summary of decades of research and you haven't the foggiest idea of what it takes to pass peer review in any case. This professor has published all manner of peer-reviewed papers on authoritarianism, this book is aimed at educating the general public of the existential threat posed by right wing authoritarians like Wyatt and Regina Hardiman.

February 24, 2021 11:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "gender has consequences".

As is clear from all the fantasies they posted about transwomen being attacked in the men's and women's bathroom what Wyatt and Regina mean by this is "We want violence to stop you from expressing a feminine gender identity in public".

February 24, 2021 11:20 PM  
Anonymous deadname strikes out again said...

"It certainly is because I felt endangered in the men's room. When guys are being shocked and surprised to see a woman in the men's there is valid concern that a bigot like you will go bezerk."

and yet you have been unable to produce any instance where that happened

you've given us a study saying male TEENS increase the likelihood (doesn't say how much) of being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED if they prance into a men's room wearing girls' clothes

sounds somewhat different than going bezerk

for years if someone said girls feel worried if a guy dressed like a girl prances into the girls' room, you would howl THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT WOULD HAPPEN

but you have no evidence that you would be endangered using the men's room

come on, this is a slow pitch

knock it into the bleachers and give us an example

"You are the authoritarian, you said I can't express my gender identity in public and I belong in the men's room."

I didn't say you can't express your dementia in public

I just say let the owner of a bathroom decide who can use it

you, an authoritarian, want the government to force them to let you use it

if there are business owners that say you can prance into the girls' room wearing girls' clothes, I have no problem with it

"When the psychological harm to innocents is caused by a bigoted society the harm is treated by changing society. The psychiatric profession advocates that transpeople be allowed to use the facilities that match our gender identity for the sake of our mental health and the health of society in general."

they've gotten off track

they should help people cope with reality, not change it

"He was specifically angry that a girl was in the men's room."

well, he was deranged

he likely would be dangerous in all kinds of situations

but it is still not an example of a guy dressing like a girl and using the men's room

if there's so much danger, why can't you find one example

my advice to you is to stop posting here 16 hours a day and spend a couple of weeks scouring the internet 24/7 to find an example of all these guys that dress like girls and someone goes bezerk when they prance into the men's room

if something is such a clear and present danger, there must be a case out there!

"I presented evidence good enough for any rational honest person, you presented none."

I didn't say the danger is high that you will be assaulted for dressing like a girl and prancing into the girls' room

I just said it was more likely than any imagined danger from you using the men's room

truth is, there is not much danger either way

people don't really care, nor do I

but if someone owns a bathroom, they should decide who uses it

you apparently don't believe in the concept of property and think the government owns everything

February 25, 2021 6:06 AM  
Anonymous deadname strikes out again said...

"Its a veiled threat"

no, it isn't

"You repeatedly described your fantasy of me being violently attacked for using the women's bathroom. You made those statements as a threat to me and to advocate for bigots to assault transwomen in the women's bathroom."

not a threat or advocacy

your way of thinking is, frankly, demented

things like "they look shocked so they will probably assault me" or "he told me I was in danger, so he's threatening me"

therapists heard the mentally ill say things like this all the time

have you ever said things like that to your therapist?

"its a statement of certainty that I'm safe in the men's room to try to justify preventing us from using the women's room and to derail any concern people have for our safety in the men's room."

you won't be in danger of being assaulted in the men's room

at least no more than anywhere else

obviously, there is a criminal element and anyone could be assaulted anywhere at anytime

but, you have no more chance of being assaulted when you prance into the men's room wearing girls' clothes than anywhere else

there are no examples of that happening, and no evidence it will

there is a high bar of proof required to take away the right of someone to use their won property as they wish

you haven't met that standard

you tried

you failed

thee must be some bleachers in foul territory

"You obviously haven't read any of it or you'd know it was never intended to be presented for peer review or publishing in a professional journal. Its a summary of decades of research and you haven't the foggiest idea of what it takes to pass peer review in any case. This professor has published all manner of peer-reviewed papers on authoritarianism, this book is aimed at educating the general public of the existential threat posed by right wing authoritarians"

you're right

I haven't read this non-peer-reviewed research, other than the snippets you've put here

why would I?

because it was recommended by a psychotic foreign troll?

who believes everyone is out to get them?

or, at least, says that

February 25, 2021 6:27 AM  
Anonymous With Liberty and Justice for All said...

Republican QAnon supporter Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to block the Equality Act that's designed to protect LGBTQ people, calling it "disgusting, immoral, and evil."

But America is built on the premise that all of us are created equal, with certain inalienable rights and having liberty and justice for all.

Apparently GOPer Greene does not agree all of us are equally deserving.

She's wrong.

So's the troll.

February 25, 2021 7:30 AM  
Anonymous people, let's look at the available evidence! said...

"But America is built on the premise that all of us are created equal, with certain inalienable rights and having liberty and justice for all."

yes, it is

we don't need some legislation giving homosexuals special protections

the Constitution already applies to everyone

"So's the troll."

yes, I concur

Randy is usually wrong

February 25, 2021 10:22 AM  
Anonymous wasted days and wasted nights said...

Arguments pitting religious liberty against gay and transgender rights grew intense on the House floor Wednesday when lawmakers debated a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The House is set to vote on Thursday on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which would also expand areas that already have gay and transgender discrimination protections.

The legislation, which was introduced several times in prior years and last passed the lower chamber in 2019, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“That may be one of the worst pieces of legislation I've seen in a long time, and I've seen a lot of bad legislation. If it passes, it's going to be on party line, but not only does it take religious liberty, freedom of association,” said Rep. Andy Biggs, an Arizona Republican, “it impacts women's sports. It redefines so much.”

The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in areas including employment and housing, while the Equality Act would also cover federally funded programs such as "public accommodations.”

The bill specifically references that it supersedes the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That law sets the standard for the government to defend laws if people claim their religious freedom has been infringed upon. The Equality Act would impact businesses including flower shops and bakeries, which have been at the center of gay and transgender versus religious right court cases in recent years.

Referencing women who experience post traumatic stress disorder following a sexual assault, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said he thinks the legislation victimizes them again.

“Well, the message of the Equality Act is, 'Well, you're just going to have to get over it because if a man wants to go into a women's restroom and that's where he feels like he should be, you are not going to be stopping him from doing no matter how traumatic it is,'” he said. “It's really, just an incredible bill.”

Democrats, however, say it's necessary as a means to further equal rights for gay and transgender individuals.

“It’s a good step toward equality. It's a good bill,” California Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman said.

Unless the Senate changes its filibuster rules, requiring 60 votes for passage, the bill has no chance of becoming law.

February 25, 2021 12:01 PM  
Anonymous hi, rememba me?, it's Merrick Garland again. just checking to see if there are any openings on the Supreme Court, or do I have to go to DOJ? said...

"it because if a man wants to go into a women's restroom and that's where he feels like he should be, you are not going to be stopping him from doing no matter how traumatic it is,"

in other words, this bill assumes that psychological harm to straight women doesn't matter!

February 25, 2021 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"psychological harm to straight women doesn't matter!"

Let's see your peer-reviewed studies showing ANY psychological harm to straight women in restrooms when a trans woman enters to go pee in a private stall.

February 25, 2021 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Hatred stinks to high heaven said...

""But America is built on the premise that all of us are created equal, with certain inalienable rights and having liberty and justice for all."

yes, it is

we don't need some legislation giving homosexuals special protections"

Agreed!

Not special protections, just equal rights.

No one should denied jobs or housing due to their gender.

Your hate is your problem.




February 25, 2021 2:17 PM  
Anonymous IF GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS LIFE ON THE PLANET WHY DO DEMS OPPOSE NUCLEAR ENERGY AND FRACKING?!? said...

"Let's see your peer-reviewed studies showing ANY psychological harm to straight women in restrooms when a trans woman enters"

you don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows

"Not special protections, just equal rights."

when someone can not hire you because he doesn't like the color of your shirt but not because you're a homosexual,

homosexuals have special rights

"No one should denied jobs or housing due to their gender."

I thought we were talking about sexual preferences

"Your hate is your problem."

don't hate a soul

your problem is you're not too bright

February 25, 2021 2:29 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "we don't need some legislation giving h*sexuals special protections".

What "special protections"? Name some of them for us, you don't want people to just think you're a lying troll.

February 25, 2021 2:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt and Regina won't answer my question as to what "special protections" we have because there are none.

Antidiscrimination laws that protect lgbt people also protect non-trans heterosexual people from discrimination as well.

Wyatt and Regina deceitfully call equal rights "special protections" so they can con people into thinking we don't deserve equal rights.

February 25, 2021 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "It certainly is because I felt endangered in the men's room [that I use the women's restroom. When guys are being shocked and surprised to see a woman in the men's there is valid concern that a bigot like you will go bezerk."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "and yet you have been unable to produce any instance where that happened".

You lie repeatedly, I've posted it repeatedly, here it is again:

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault me in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you've given us a study saying male TEENS increase the likelihood (doesn't say how much) of being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED if they prance into a men's room wearing girls' clothes sounds somewhat different than going bezerk"

No, it said trans and non-binary teens. Note how Wyatt and Regina are blinded by their hatred for me. They see it as acceptable for teens to be sexually assaulted as long as they can force me to use the men's room. Teen Trans lives matter, it is not okay for them to be sexually assaulted by forcing them into the men's room. Also, there is no age limit on rape, 80 year old women get raped. Your suggestion that women like me are too old to be sexually assaulted is false.

Wyatt/Regina characterizes us needing to pee as "prancing into the men's room wearing girl's cloths" to trivialize our lives and encourage hostility against us.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "for years if someone said girls feel worried if a guy dressed like a girl prances into the girls' room, you would howl THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT WOULD HAPPEN".

A biological woman encountering a transwoman in the bathroom she doesn't know is trans doesn't make any of them worried. Even if she did suspect another woman in the bathroom was trans, sharing the bathroom with her is a trivial or insubstantial imposition on her compared to the major imposition it is on me and my physical and psychological well-being to prevent me from using the women's bathroom. A fair balancing of rights requires that I not be seriously imposed on and placed at risk to spare others trivial psychological discomfort.

February 25, 2021 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I said "You are the authoritarian, you said I can't express my gender identity in public and I belong in the men's room."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I didn't say you can't express your dementia in public".

You certainly did, at February 15, 2021 11:05 PM you said "your delusions are harmless and you can do what you want in the privacy of your own home" - you just declared I'm not allowed to express my gender identity in public. (Note them calling me demented and delusional to promote hostility towards us).

Wyatt/Regian/bad anonymous said "I just say let the owner of a bathroom decide who can use it".

You dishonestly say that, most of the time you contradict that claim:

At January 14, 2016 12:12 PM you said "girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room". At February 23, 2021 2:17 PM You said unequivocally "go to the restroom where you're supposed to" and at February 18, 2021 5:46 PM they said "[preventing transwomen from using the women's public bathroom is] the natural response to your offensive position" and at February 16, 2021 4:49 PM "even one woman objecting is enough [to ban transwomen from using the women's bathroom]"'

So stop this false claim that you don't care who uses what bathroom. It does no harm to any business to let us use the women's bathroom. No business can justify preventing us.

I posted"When the psychological harm to innocents is caused by a bigoted society the harm is treated by changing society. The psychiatric profession advocates that transpeople be allowed to use the facilities that match our gender identity for the sake of our mental health and the health of society in general."

Wyatt/Regina/ad anonymous said "they've gotten off track they should help people cope with reality, not change it".

Right, just like society should have helped slaves cope with the reality of slavery rather than stop it and society should help women cope with the reality of being raped rather than trying to change reality.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "my advice to you is to stop posting here..."

That would help you promote harm against lgbt people, I'll pass on the advice of someone who laughs at us being harmed.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous posted the veiled threat "the lunatic fringe will continue their totalitarian tactics [Priya makes rational arguments and they see that as "totalitarian"] until a backlash develops and society will decide they can no longer indulge this foolishnes you'd be better off to simply to lay low

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "no, it isn't".

Readers can easily see for themselves that it is, especially given your later posting of your fantasies about transwomen being violently attacked in the women's room and long history of expressing delight at harm coming to us.

February 25, 2021 3:37 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

You repeatedly described their fantasy of me being violently attacked for using the women's bathroom. You made those statements as a threat to me and to advocate for bigots to assault transwomen in the women's bathroom."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "but, you have no more chance of being assaulted when you prance into the men's room wearing girls' clothes than anywhere else".

That's absurd on the face of it. LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization. Obviously if you force transwomen to use the men's bathroom, us being there automatically identifies us as trans females and makes us a target for violence from haters like you. In the women's bathroom I'm just another woman.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "there is a high bar of proof required to take away the right of someone to use their won property as they wish".

The right to use your property as you wish is not absolute. You want to make your living off the pubic you are obligated not to discriminate against harmless people.

February 25, 2021 3:37 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

It's just common sense folks:

There are a lot of people out there that want to attack harmless lgbt people just for being lgbt. LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization.


When you force transwomen to use the men's bathroom that tells any violent lgbt hater in there that any one in the men's room that looks like a woman is a transwoman and someone he wants to assault or murder.

That is precisely why the Harvard study found that laws forcing transpeople to use the bathroom of their birth sex results in higher levels of sexual assault - you see a woman in the men's room you automatically know its one of the transpeople you hate.

Using the men's room makes transwomen a target, as Wyatt and Regina admit themselves:


""girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room, where they will get [their heads shoved in a toilet filled with urine and feces]"


February 25, 2021 3:47 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt and Regina keep trolling by disingenuously claiming to believe transwomen are safe in the men's room but not the ladies. They do this because they think its funny to tell lgbt people things that are harmful to us are good for us. Research shows internet trolls like them are sadists, online trolling correlates with sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism

Over the nearly two decades I've dealt with Wyatt and Regina I've regularly seen them make statements like this:

"here's a fun story: India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy"

Day in and day out they express their delight at bad things happening to lgbt people. Now the trolls would like us to believe they have the best interests of transwomen at heart when they repeat their fantasy of us being violently attacked in the women's bathroom. They post this to spread the false idea that we are a threat to biological women there and that the appropriate response to our harmless presence in the women's bathroom is to violently assault us.

They lie and tell people that we don't need to use public bathrooms to pee, we only go there to "dress like girls and prance around". They tell people we want to be assaulted in the men's room so it is okay to do so. At every opportunity the characterize our needs and any assault on us as trivial and amusing, they tell people we have no value, we are a threat and a joke, and its appropriate to discriminate against us and harm us.

For nearly two decades Wyatt and Regina Hardiman have been expressing their animosity towards harmless lgbt people and advocating we be punished for not adhering to their religious beliefs. Them now claiming their violent threats against us are "for our own good" just emphasizes that they have no moral principles, they are slaves to their caveman psychology that tells them they need to be willing to kill and die to help their tribe wage war against the tribes they don't like.

February 25, 2021 4:03 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

You two need to put aside the deep seated natural human tendency to wage war and see all of humanity as your tribe. Ultimately this is in yours and our best interests. Read about it in the online book The Authoritarians

From the book, here are some typical attitudes of right wing authoritarians like Wyatt and Regina Hardiman:


___1.The established authorities generally turn out to be right about things, while the radicals and protestors are usually just “loud mouths” showing off their ignorance.

___ 2. Women should have to promise to obey their husbands when they get married.

___ 3. Our country desperately needs a mighty leader who will do what has to be done to destroy the radical new ways and sinfulness that are ruining us.

___ 5. It is always better to trust the judgment of the proper authorities in government and
religion than to listen to the noisy rabble-rousers in our society who are trying to create
doubt in people’s minds

___ 7. The only way our country can get through the crisis ahead is to get back to our traditional values, put some tough leaders in power, and silence the troublemakers spreading bad ideas.

___ 10. Our country will be destroyed someday if we do not smash the perversions eating away at our moral fiber and traditional beliefs.

___ 12. The “old-fashioned ways” and the “old-fashioned values” still show the best way to live.

___ 14. What our country really needs is a strong, determined leader who will crush evil, and take us back to our true path.

___ 16. God’s laws about abortion, pornography and marriage must be strictly followed before it is too late, and those who break them must be strongly punished.

___ 17. There are many radical, immoral people in our country today, who are trying to ruin it for their own godless purposes, whom the authorities should put out of action.

___ 19. Our country will be great if we honor the ways of our forefathers, do what the authorities tell us to do, and get rid of the “rotten apples” who are ruining everything.

___ 22. This country would work a lot better if certain groups of troublemakers would just shut up and accept their group’s traditional place in society

February 25, 2021 4:03 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

WOW!

well, you're right about one thing:

it's common sense

guys that dress up like girls and prance into the men's room are in no danger

Randy wants to go in the girls room so he can pretend he's a girl

not because he is in danger

it is psychologically harmful to young women to know a guy dressed like a girl is in the girls' room

it is inconsiderate to get your jollies by making young women uncomfortable

February 25, 2021 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Amy Coney Barrett...get used to it said...

it's moral to maximize the happiness of everyone in a fair way

Randy is a hypocrite who couldn't care less that young women are unhappy to see him dress up like a girl and prance into the ladies' room

that's not fair!

February 25, 2021 4:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

You go into the men's room wearing a dress and a lot of heterosexual men are going to take that as an invitation to sexual activity. No doubt that's what happened with the 2019 Harvard study.

And then you've got uber-malicious Wyatt and Regina Hardiman spreading this bit of toxic masculinity by saying trans people want to be assaulted in the men's room, after all, we don't go there to pee, we go there to "dress up in girl's clothes and prance around" hoping to get sexually assaulted.

And they're claiming to have the best interests of trans people at heart - give me a break!

February 25, 2021 4:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "h*sexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage".

An infertile heterosexual couple never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage.

February 25, 2021 4:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Priya couldn't care less that young women are unhappy to see him dress up like a girl and prance into the ladies' room".

Wyatt calls our need to pee "prancing in the ladies room" to promote the idea that we are worthless and deserve to be assaulted.

The truth is no one knows I'm a transwoman in the women's bathroom but everyone would know it in the men's if that was the law or a business demanded that.

Wyatt and Regina know this. They're so eager for harm to come to me that they are willing to overlook trans teens being sexually assaulted in the men's room due to laws that restrict access based on birth sex. That's okay, that doesn't matter as long as they can make me a target in the men's room.

February 25, 2021 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Christine Blassey Ford....LOL!! --- said...

here's the question everyone has been avoiding

Randy says he has been prancing into the girls' room for 20 years without being slugged or clobbered

so, why is there any need for a law?

answer: it's part of an agenda to make transcombobulation normal

February 25, 2021 4:40 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Like their claims to be concerned about my safety, Wyatt and Regina's claims to be concerned about biological women being uncomfortable or unhappy in the women's bathroom are fake as well.

If they were worried about women feeling unsafe in the public bathroom they wouldn't be compelling physically intimidating transmen like Shawn Stimson use the women's bathroom.

Women are going to be a lot more unhappy and uncomfortable with transmen in the women's bathroom rather than transwomen as Wyatt and Regina demand.

Read how bathroom laws work in actual practice: A transman in North Carolina forced by law to use the women's bathroom has been terrifying the women there.

February 25, 2021 4:51 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There's a need for a law because bigots like you are passing laws to prevent us from using the women's bathroom and forcing transmen to terrorize women.

February 25, 2021 4:53 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There's a need for a law because thanks to bigots like Wyatt and Regina now biological women are sometimes harassed for using the women's public bathroom because they don't have a feminine enough gender expression/appearance for the the people who seek to harm us.

February 25, 2021 4:58 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina, why would anyone believe you're concerned about the safety of transwomen when you keep asserting we're there to "prance around" in the hopes of being assaulted rather than to pee?

February 25, 2021 5:07 PM  
Anonymous danger, Will Robinson, danger!!!!! said...

no need for a law when there is no problem

generally, if business owners want let guys who dress like girls prance into the girls' room, I'm fine with that

it's their place

however, we probably shouldn't let such guys in if they have a history of mental illness

I know there are examples of people with a history of mental illness

February 25, 2021 5:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina, you still haven't answered:

How is my relationship with my husband "inherently sado-masochistic" and how we are better off apart?

Its like you don't have a secular answer for that.

Its so dishonest for you to pretend you have secular reasons for your war on harmless lgbt people. Be forthright for once in your lives, admit you want to harm lgbt people solely because that's your tribe's religion.

Its time for you to overcome your caveman psychological tendencies to tribalism. Its time to see the whole of humanity as your tribe.

To have the best possible society everyone's highest priority has to be maximizing the happiness for all in an equal and fair way.

Harmless lgbt people have a moral right to be accepted by society and embraced.

February 25, 2021 5:17 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There is no benefit to a business to prevent transwomen from using the women's bathroom. That has a huge negative impact on our physical and psychological well-being. No business or society can justify doing that.

Besides, Wyatt and Regina have regularly said transwomen have to use the men's room and not the women's room. They are simply lying when they claim they want to leave it up to businesses.

"girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room,

It's very common for Wyatt and Regina to express a belief and then later deny holding such a belief. That's the case when they claim they just want to leave it up to businesses. They'll soon again say we shouldn't be allowed to use the women's room.

February 25, 2021 5:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Make no mistake about it, Wyatt and Regina are unconditionally opposed to transwomen using the women's public restroom and they will do everything in their power to prevent that from happening. Look how they've lied repeatedly here to justify that.

As they are sadistic trolls they posted several times "all the evidence says transwomen are completely safe in the men's bathroom" when they presented no evidence whatsoever and all the evidence says we are not safe there. These are not the actions of people who want to "leave it up to businesses".

Its a standard conservative bad faith debate tactic - make up a story that supports your agenda and then adamantly and repeatedly insist its true while denying all evidence to the contrary. That's what they did with false claims of election fraud, that's what they did with Covid, with Trump and Wyatt and Regina both pushing the useless hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

February 25, 2021 5:31 PM  
Anonymous remember, safety first! said...

I don't know what Randy is talking about

I'm a libertarian and think business can make any policy for their restrooms that they want

and I don't care what their policy is

although, having said that, I am open to discussing whether we should maybe ban guys dressed as girls prancing into the girls' room if they have as history of mental illness

that may be too risky!

maybe, jut maybe, it's in the best interests of psychos to restrain this type of activity on their part

but, sane guys

no problem, as far as I'm concerned

February 25, 2021 5:43 PM  
Anonymous waltzing through life said...

that does make sense

if someone is crazy, it's probably prudent to keep them out of questionable situations

perhaps crazy people should not be allowed to cross-dress and waltz into the girls' room

February 25, 2021 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Reginald Upinold said...

It's a bloody good point, old chaps! Should we allow someone who is verifiably insane dress up as the Queen and sashay into the women's loo?

February 25, 2021 6:08 PM  
Anonymous You can't believe anything W&R say said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I'm a libertarian and think business can make any policy for their restrooms that they want and I don't care what their policy is".

Riiiiight, you don't care what their policy is, just like you're not a Trump-supporter. You ranted on and on about how you would never accept "the normalizing of "transgenderism"". "never, never, never" repeated 30 times. Obviously if we use the women's public bathroom that's normalizing what we do, which you have repeatedly said you adamantly oppose.

Far from "not caring", you have regularly stated you oppose transwomen using the public women's bathroom:

"girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room"

"go to the restroom where you're supposed to"

"[preventing transwomen from using the women's public bathroom is] the natural response to your offensive position"

"even one woman objecting is enough [to ban transwomen from using the women's bathroom]"'

These are not the statements of someone who doesn't care where I pee. Combine those statements with their violent fantasies about me being attacked for using the women's public bathroom and its obvious there is very little Wyatt and Regina care about more than preventing transwomen from using the women's public bathroom.

There is no harm to any business from people using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. If businesses can't discriminate against christians they shouldn't be able to discriminate against transgender people.

February 25, 2021 6:45 PM  
Anonymous You can sure see this in Wyatt and Regina said...

Homophobia linked with psychoticism and dysfunctional personality traits

Homophobic attitudes have been linked with psychoticism, a psychological trait present in several severe conditions that can also contribute to heightened states of hostility and anger. (Wikipedia defines psychoticism as a “personality pattern typified by aggressiveness and interpersonal hostility.”)

February 25, 2021 7:20 PM  
Anonymous all is fair in safety and crazy said...

"heightened states of hostility and anger"

hmmm...it's funny

I don't feel angry

someone here seem abgry though

my position is very reasonable

I think anyone can use whatever bathroom they want

as long as the owner of the facility is OK with it

given that condition:

any sane guy who wants to dress up like a girl and prance into the girls' room can do it

unless they have a history of, you know, mental illness

then, it wouldn't be fair to the young ladies who use the rest room

and we need to maximize everyone's happiness in a fair way

February 25, 2021 8:29 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I think anyone can use whatever bathroom they want".

No you don't.

You have regularly stated you oppose transwomen using the public women's bathroom:

"girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room"

"go to the restroom where you're supposed to"

"[preventing transwomen from using the women's public bathroom is] the natural response to your offensive position"

"even one woman objecting is enough [to ban transwomen from using the women's bathroom]"'

It's obvious there is very little Wyatt and Regina care about more than preventing transwomen from using the women's public bathroom.

There is no harm to any business from people using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. If businesses can't discriminate against christians they shouldn't be able to discriminate against transgender people.

February 25, 2021 10:35 PM  
Anonymous last year alone, 700,000 people globally died of AIDS: why has been no lockdowns on homosexual activity? said...

"There is no harm to any business from people using the bathroom of the gender they identify with."

Marxist think this about all rights

you don't really own anything, in their view, and the government will decide what about it is important to you

taking property rights is significant harm

owners should decide who can use their property - how

as far as the rest of us are concerned, guys who dress like girls can prance through the girls' room - if the owner of the property says alright

except for those with a history of mental illness

the government should shut down that loophole

no loonies in the lasies' loo!

February 25, 2021 10:48 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Since Republicans lost the presidential election they have wasted no time getting their voter suppression efforts ramped up.

In the 2020 election massive voter suppression efforts by Republicans reduced Biden's winning percentage to 4.5% from the 8 to 10% polls had him winning by.

33 Republican controlled states have introduced 165 bills just in the last month to restrict the ability of typical democratic supporters to vote. In one state they've even created legislation that will allow the legislature to put aside the election results and give the electoral college votes to the candidate of their choosing.

Republicans have been anti-democratic for years but their assault on democracy gets more vicious every year. They know they can't win a fair and honest election so they've given up trying.

February 25, 2021 10:59 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Like all rights, the rights of business owners are not absolute. If they can't discriminate against christians they can't disciminate against trans people.

With their veiled threats to lgbt people seeking equal rights and posts of their fantasies about transwomen being violently attacked for using the women's public bathroom it is clear Wyatt and Regina care about little more than they do about preventing transwomen from using the women's bathroom.

February 25, 2021 11:03 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Anonymous last year alone, 700,000 people globally died of AIDS: why has been no lockdowns on h*sexual activity?"

Just like Wyatt and Regina sometimes say they don't care about where transwomen pee, they often say they don't oppose gayness, that they are not waging a war on gays. Obviously they do and they are.

Most people who die of AIDS are heterosexual. The troll thinks his lie is funny.

February 25, 2021 11:08 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt and Regina just demanded that gay sex be criminalized. No surprise there as they have spoken approvingly of that in the past.

That's what they mean by their "not accepting" gayness. This is what they mean when they say "we don't oppose gays".

February 25, 2021 11:17 PM  
Anonymous thatotherjean said...

Equality with religious exemptions isn't actually equality, though.

February 25, 2021 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Bert_Bauer said...

religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws - special rights

February 25, 2021 11:23 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hey Waytt/Regina, you keep alleging lgbt people have "special protections". How about you tell us what you think they are?

You don't want readers to think you're just a lying troll, do you?

February 25, 2021 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Republican S.C. justice Antonin Scalia said...

“Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinions, they may with practices. … Can a man excuse his practices to the contrary because of his religious belief? To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”
“To make an individual’s obligation to obey such a law contingent upon the law’s coincidence with his religious beliefs, except where the State’s interest is “compelling” — permitting him, by virtue of his beliefs, “to become a law unto himself,” Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. at 167 — contradicts both constitutional tradition and common sense.”

Employment Division v. Smith (1990). From the majority opinion, by Antonin Scalia:
"We have never held that an individual's religious beliefs excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that the State is free to regulate."

February 25, 2021 11:29 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Some Republicans are saying they will vote for the lgbt Equality Act if it contains a religious exemption.

A religious exemption would make the law unenforceable and pointless. Eff you, Republicans. We're not going to make an empty symbolic gesture you can use to pretend you're not bigots.

February 25, 2021 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Skeptical_Inquirer said...

No to any more freebies to religions. They already got enough time at the trough of privilege.

February 25, 2021 11:37 PM  
Anonymous no more loonies in the ladies' loo ! said...

"They know they can't win a fair and honest election so they've given up trying."

yes, Dems know that can't win an election unless there is ample room for fraud, especially mail fraud

"Like all rights, the rights of business owners are not absolute."

the right to say who can use your property is pretty basic

transgenders have nothing that transcends the very high bar allowing government to grab your property

they say they will be psychologically harmed if they don't get their way

kinda like a kid that holds its breath until the parents give him what he wants

there is no need for any law concerning this

"religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws - special rights"

it doesn't matter what this law says about religion

freedom of religion is in the Constitution and will be upheld by the Supremes:

Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, BARRETT

February 26, 2021 12:10 AM  
Anonymous systemic racism is a conspiracy theory said...

"A religious exemption would make the law unenforceable and pointless."

in other words, the bill is unconstitutional

freedom of religion is not compatible with extended special privileges for homosexuals

February 26, 2021 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Dem monopoly control of inner cities has led to poverty and racism said...

“Have you been following this ‘Equality Act?'” a Catholic priest I know asked me as I passed on the icy sidewalk early Sunday afternoon.

“A bit,” I answered. “You can be sure anything that comes out of D.C. does the opposite of its name.”

“Check it out today,” he replied. “It could pass as early as this week, and it’s very, very troubling.”

The two of us went our ways, carefully navigating the icy bricks back to the safety of our homes. The monsignor was right, of course: If the Equality Act passes, he won’t be safe in his home much longer, nor will women be safe in their sports, their restrooms and locker rooms, the nail salons they work in, nor even shelters from homelessness and abuse.

The act, which the House is expected to pass for the second time in nine months on Thursday before sending it to a now-Democratic Senate, opens up swinging on Christian (as well as most religions’) concepts of morality in marriage, sex, and identity. It would strike biological sex from the 1964 Civil Rights Act, replacing it with “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Belief in traditional marriage, the act would legislate, is a specific example of illegal discrimination.

If the bill passes the Senate, our church parishes will become soft targets. While weak-kneed men like David French confidently celebrated the migration of drag queens from rowdy, seedy city bars to children’s library story hours as “blessings of liberty,” it will be curious to see what he thinks when parish halls are subjected to those same blessings.

It’s all made possible by massively expanding the government’s definition of bigotry, as well as the definition of public gathering places to include any place that “provides exhibition, entertainment, recreation, exercise, amusement, public gathering or public display.” When you add the above to “any establishment that provides a good, service, or program,” you’ve put nearly the entirety of American civic life under the thumb of radical activists.

And they’re not remotely done. Unhappy with the restrictions on eligibility that Catholic and other religious adoption agencies put on families looking to take children into their homes, the act seeks to nationalize Massachusetts, New York, and California’s outright bans on religious adoption agencies’ right to operate according to conscience. Never mind that there are any number of secular adoption agencies with no traditional marriage guidelines; shutting down the organizations that invented adoption, the bill states, will “increase the number of homes available to foster children.”

February 26, 2021 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Dem monopoly control of inner cities has led to poverty and racism said...


Meanwhile, Catholic school and other forms of religious education, rare alternatives to increasingly failing and liberal public education, will be compelled by the act to teach a concept of marriage antithetical to their faith, as well as the popular but absurd claim that boys can be girls and girls can be boys. Religious education alternatives are already suffering under government COVID rules, with many that serve poor, inner-city children hardest hit, but vulnerability is a one-way street for the bill’s sponsors, who also target shelters and homes for homeless and battered women, demanding they admit men who say they’re ladies.

The same rules will apply to women’s sports, as well as their bathrooms and locker rooms, effectively nationalizing coastal states’ dangerous experiments on women (including children) trying to compete athletically with fairness, use the restroom, or simply shower in privacy.

Salons, too, will not be able to “discriminate” based on biology, opening the door in the United States for the Canadian nightmare where Jessica Yaniv — a man who identifies as a woman while still being attracted to women — sued to force female nail salon employees to wax his privates. You don’t have to be a woman to understand the level of sexual assault implicit in an adult man demanding a woman handle his privates for money or risk the force of law.

Remember Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips? In 2017, after five years of fighting the Colorado baker won a Supreme Court battle establishing his right to abstain from services he opposed on religious grounds. Four years later, however, he is still embroiled in an unending stream of lawsuits and complaints brought by radical gay and transgender activists (and even a Satanist). The Equality Act would take the treatment Phillips has received over his views on marriage and gender, and nationalize it. Virtually no businessman would be exempt.

Nor will the Little Sisters of the Poor’s hard-fought-if-fleeting legal victories be safe. According to the Equality Act, religious nurses, doctors, and hospitals unwilling to kill an unborn child or perform a potentially mentally destabilizing, deeply invasive, medically unsound sex-change surgery could be legally discriminating.

While the Little Sisters were able to beat back their antagonists — who were led by President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra — using 1993’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, this last line of defense would be useless against the Equality Act.


“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993,” the act reads, “shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title.”

Under the Equality Act, after all, American law is a tool to attack our rights of conscience, our religious freedom, our businesses, our schools, our families, our neighbors, our priests, and our churches. How dare anyone expect to use the law to defend against it?

While the act is nearly certain to pass the Democratic House of Representatives, its fate in the Senate is less assured. Americans must pay close attention. Our society depends on it.

February 26, 2021 6:39 AM  
Anonymous I reeeeeeeeally like our Supreme Court.and the best is yet to come!!!!!!! said...

"Biden says he wants to unite people. Some interpret this as meaning a bipartisan thing, that he will give a little and the other side will give a little. So the question is, is there room to compromise, to meet in the middle? Is President Biden promising to adopt Republican policies to unite the people?"

why not?

Clinton's last six years are seen as a success because he did it

Biden, at his age, may not have a full 8 years

in any case, he may have no choice

the Dems have a slim majority in the House and the Senate is a tie

and that slim majority has a swath of TTF-like Squadsters that will ensure Dem defeat if not constrained

he needs to find common ground with the Susan Collinses and Mitt Romneys to enact his agenda, rather then the AOC-Sanders socialist regime

February 26, 2021 9:17 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Dems know that can't win an election unless there is ample room for fraud, especially mail fraud".

You said a number of times that there wasn't enough voter fraud to have changed the outcome of the election - why are you lying now?

This was litigated in court over 60 times, no evidence of fraud was found or proven despite the Repbublicans desperate attempts to do so. It simply does not exist.

I said "Like all rights, the rights of business owners are not absolute."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the right to say who can use your property is pretty basic".

And that right is not absolute. businesses have to follow the rules like everyone else. If business can't discrminate against christians it can't discriminate against lgbt people. No special protections for christians!

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous aid "transgenders have nothing that transcends the very high bar allowing government to grab your property".

There's no bar as no one is "grabbing property". There is no benefit to business to banning us from the women's bathroom so there is no justification for it. Our physical and mental well being takes precedence over bigotry.

Good anonymous posted "religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws - special rights"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "it doesn't matter what this law says about religion freedom of religion is in the Constitution and will be upheld by the Supremes"

Freedom of religion is not absolute. You do not have a right to murder gays because your bible tells you to. When christians are protected from discrimination, lgbts must be too. That's equality. Now we have special rights for christians.

Wyatt/Regian/bad anonymous said "systemic racism is a conspiracy theory".

People who deny the obvious fact of systemic racism are racists.


I posted "A religious exemption would make the law unenforceable and pointless."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "in other words, the bill is unconstitutional freedom of religion is not compatible with extended special privileges for h*sexuals"

If its constitutional to ban discrimination against christians its constitutional to ban it against lgbt people - that's equal rights. Right now christians are protected but lgbt are not, that's special rights for christians.

February 26, 2021 3:17 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Jim said ""Biden says he wants to unite people. Some interpret this as meaning a bipartisan thing, that he will give a little and the other side will give a little. So the question is, is there room to compromise, to meet in the middle? Is President Biden promising to adopt Republican policies to unite the people?"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "why not?"

Because Republicans only pretend to be willing to compromise and then none vote in favour and they block it anyway.

This is exactly what happened with the Affordable Care Act. It was a Republican policy Democrats adopted to compromise and get Republican support. So Democrats gave in on the single payer they wanted and in the end Republicans adamantly opposed their own policy and not a single one voted for it.

Obviously its pointless to try and compromise with Republicans. Regardless of what Democrats give Republicans they will never support any action by a Democratic president that would help the people.

Democrats need to treat the Republicans they way Republicans treated them. Do not give them any input, do not listen to them, just ram it through anyway you can and ignore them.

Obama tried to "give and take" with Republicans and in they blocked him at every turn. He gave concessions to them for nothing. He cut his stimulus bill in half and slowed down the economic recovery because Republicans said they would vote for it if he did - they didn't Democrats won't make the same mistake of trying to get Republican support again.

February 26, 2021 3:25 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Since Republicans lost the presidential election they have wasted no time getting their voter suppression efforts ramped up.


33 Republican controlled states have introduced 165 bills just in the last month to restrict the ability of typical democratic supporters to vote. In one state they've even created legislation that will allow the legislature to put aside the election results and give the electoral college votes to the candidate of their choosing.

Republicans have been anti-democratic for years but their assault on democracy gets more vicious every year. They know they can't win a fair and honest election so they've given up trying.

February 26, 2021 3:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Here's a fun story:

5.6% Of US Adults Identify As LGBT, 15.9% Of Gen Z

Gallup reports:

Gallup’s latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup’s previous update based on 2017 data.

Currently, 86.7% of Americans say they are heterosexual or straight, and 7.6% do not answer the question about their sexual orientation. Gallup’s 2012-2017 data had roughly 5% “no opinion” responses.

The latest results are based on more than 15,000 interviews conducted throughout 2020 with Americans aged 18 and older. More than half of LGBT adults (54.6%) identify as bisexual. About a quarter (24.5%) say they are gay, with 11.7% identifying as lesbian and 11.3% as transgender.

The good news that the percentage of young people who identify as lgbt has grown 3 times over the last while shows a society that is righteously becoming more accepting and allowing young people to be who they are instead of having to hide in a closet that damages their mental and physical health.

Not that only 86% of Americans identify as heterosexual, and we know almost all of them have at least a small degree of same sex attraction. That bit of same sex attractions in heteosexual people drives those who can't accept this in themselves to become anti-gay bigots. Their life expectancy is lowered by their hate and research shows they are often mentally ill.

Hooray for the increasingly lgbt friendly Americans!

February 26, 2021 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The First Amendment does not grant christians the right to be exempt from laws they don't like.

The First Amendment means the government can't favour christianity (or any religion) over non-religion. Religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws violate the Constitution.

February 26, 2021 3:38 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Jim said "Is President Biden promising to adopt Republican policies to unite the people?"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "why not? Clinton's last six years are seen as a success because he did it".

You mean like the Republican policies and ideas put into the crime bill you constantly blame him for. That anti-black crime bill was written by Republicans just like you said and now like the corrupt hypocrites you are you blame Clinton for it instead of accepting responsibility for your own law.

February 26, 2021 3:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

JimK said " I think this is really about abortion, which the Bible says is ... uh never mind, it doesn't say anything about it."

If anything Jesus is pro-abortion because he directed the Israelites to slice open the bellies of the pregnant women they conquered and kill the fetuses inside them.

Jesus/god, certainly not "pro-life"!

February 26, 2021 3:55 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Jesus ordered the Israelites to kill all the people and all the animals in some towns (including babies just after they'd been born!) they conquered.

In other towns Jesus told them to let all the virgin females live and to take them as sex slaves.

Nice guy that Jesus ;)

February 26, 2021 3:59 PM  
Anonymous when will that Equality Act become law? HAHAHAHA!!!!! said...

"You said a number of times that there wasn't enough voter fraud to have changed the outcome of the election"

that was just a guesstimate

subject to change on a daily basis as more facts become known

what's clear, though, is that the system of voting conducted in 2020 leaves too many opportunities for fraud to give the voters confidence

there is just no way to know

as Jimmy Carter said when he headed a commission on voter fraud, mail-in voting is the biggest potential for voting fraud in America

and there's little likelihood such fraud could be detected if it occurred, which it surely did, at least to some degree

"no evidence of fraud was found or proven"

that's also true of the supposed danger of guys dressed like girls using the men's room

"It simply does not exist."

you mean like the supposed danger of guys dressed like girls using the men's room?

"And that right is not absolute."

you say that about all rights

suppose the Royal Mounties knocked on your door and said you have to give them the key to your house

they said they plan to use your kitchen in the middle of the night while you and Ward are sleeping off your latest booze bender

they need a place to get out of the bone-chilling and bleak Canadian night while waiting for calls to rescue damsels in distress

they will make tossed salads and scrambled eggs in your kitchen while you sleep

any problem?

it wouldn't cost you anything

you're in an alcoholic coma

it's a minimal inconvenience

"businesses have to follow the rules like everyone else."

well, yes, but why this one?

"If business can't discrminate against christians it can't discriminate against lgbt people. No special protections for christians!"

Christians are discriminated against as a matter of constitutional policy

that's why they have special protections under the Constitution

for example, a public school teacher could prance into a classroom and tell all sort of unproven things to make kids think Homosexuality is normal

but they can't describe their own Christian faith

that's systemic discrimination against Christians!

"There's no bar as no one is "grabbing property"."

you're grabbing someone else's property rights and creating an easement for transexual convenience

to do so, there's a high bar to prove it is essential

"There is no benefit to business to banning us from the women's bathroom so there is no justification for it."

just like the Royal Mounties in your kitchen

there's also no benefit to you banning the Proud Boys from sleeping in your basement

does that mean you should be forbidden from banning them?

"Our physical and mental well being takes precedence over bigotry."

there is no evidence your physical well-being is enhanced by forcing business owners to let you use the wrong bathroom

as for mental well-being, if you are required to force others to let you use their property to stay sane, you need help

that's what you have a psych for

February 26, 2021 4:52 PM  
Anonymous no loonies in the ladies' loo!!!!! said...

"Freedom of religion is not absolute. You do not have a right to murder gays because your bible tells you to."

it's actually against most religions to murder homosexuals

"When christians are protected from discrimination, lgbts must be too. That's equality. Now we have special rights for christians."

Christians never asked for any discrimination protection

if they have it, it is a smokescreen to protect minority religions

"People who deny the obvious fact of systemic racism are racists."

no, they aren't

there is racism in America

but it is not systemic

you have no idea, as a foreigner forbidden from entering our country, what our country is like

hint: what you see on CNN is a lie

"Because Republicans only pretend to be willing to compromise and then none vote in favour and they block it anyway."

well, that's a problem because Biden promised voters he'd compromise with Republicans to achieve common goals

he even went so far as to describe how he had done just that is the past

"Obviously its pointless to try and compromise with Republicans."

well, that's a problem because Biden promised voters he'd compromise with Republicans to achieve common goals

"Democrats need to treat the Republicans they way Republicans treated them. Do not give them any input, do not listen to them, just ram it through anyway you can and ignore them."

well, that's a problem because Biden promised voters he'd compromise with Republicans to achieve common goals

"Since Republicans lost the presidential election they have wasted no time getting their voter suppression efforts ramped up."

the public needs to have confidence in the election process

eligibility to vote needs to be verified

"Here's a fun story:

5.6% Of US Adults Identify As LGBT, 15.9% Of Gen Z"

I predicted this years ago

that homosexuality would become trendy among young people

you all howled that greater tolerance wouldn't increase the prevalence of homosexuality because people are born homosexual, it's not learned

looks like you were wrong again

if young people dabble in homosexual practices, they will put themselves at serious helath risks

"The First Amendment means the government can't favour christianity (or any religion) over non-religion. Religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws violate the Constitution."

you're only half right

it also says the government can't ban the free exercise of religion

"You mean like the Republican policies and ideas put into the crime bill you constantly blame him for. That anti-black crime bill was written by Republicans just like you said and now like the corrupt hypocrites you are you blame Clinton for it instead of accepting responsibility for your own law."

actually, Biden was very active in promoting that bill in the Senate

February 26, 2021 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Orange Kool-Aid for Everyone! said...

A former chair of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday slammed what the event has now become, suggesting former President Ronald Reagan would not get elected by those in attendance at this year’s gathering.

Mickey Edwards — who led the American Conservative Union, which organizes the event, for five years until 1983 — ripped Republicans attending this year’s CPAC in Orlando for their devotion to former President Donald Trump.

Edwards served as a GOP representative for Oklahoma for 16 years until 1993 but quit the GOP in January following the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. The violence was perpetrated by a violent mob of Trump supporters who’d been whipped up by the then-president’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

“The Republican party really no longer stands for any kind of principles, conservative or otherwise,” Edwards told Burnett on Friday.

“The party seems now to be completely following the lead of one man wherever he goes, which is the definition of a cult,” he continued “Now all that matters is ‘Trump is for this, we’re for this.’ And that includes denying truth, denying fact, denying reality. It’s such a disconnect from what’s really happened in the world.”

Edwards said Republicans speaking at this year’s CPAC “are living in an alternate reality in which facts don’t matter, the Constitution doesn’t matter.”

He also minced no words when commenting on current ACU chair Matt Schlapp, who has bought into Trump’s mass voter fraud lie.

“He doesn’t have the job that I used to have because when I was head of CPAC, it was a group that was based on conservative principles,” said Edwards. “We were strong supporters of the Constitution. We believed in free elections. We believed in democracy. These people don’t believe in any of those things.”

“You know, they’re no different than the people who flock to other totalitarian leaders in other countries,” he added. “They’re no different than they are in Hungary, they’re no different than they used to be Germany. Whatever their great leader says, they do, and there’s no underpinning of fact, there’s no underpinning or concern about the norms of free democracy.”

Edwards concluded that the CPAC of the Trump era is “not at all the same organization I led.” “Ronald Reagan could not get elected to anything by the people who were at that CPAC conference this year.”

February 27, 2021 5:44 AM  
Anonymous Somehow, I don't think a letter will be enough to stop the Christian Nationalists said...

Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of the advocacy group Christians for Social Action, is still deeply disturbed by the way her religious tradition was distorted during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Some rioters carried crosses, Christian-themed flags and signs. A group that stormed onto the Senate floor bowed their heads for a prayer led by a conspiracy theorist who thanked God for “filling this chamber with patriots that love you and that love Christ.”

“It scared me because I know the ways that people have twisted faith to fuel violence and justify all kinds of behaviors,” Toyama-Szeto said.

“I just felt like I needed to stand up and bear witness that this is not what all Christians believe and, more specifically, that I think that those actions grieved God’s heart,” she added.

On Wednesday, Toyama-Szeto joined more than 200 Christian leaders who released a letter denouncing the faith-linked nationalism displayed at the insurrection and pledging to work toward quelling far-right extremism within evangelical circles. After the letter went public, more than 900 pastors, professors and other Christian leaders added their signatures.

“Just as many Muslim leaders have felt the need to denounce distorted, violent versions of their faith, we feel the urgent need to denounce this violent mutation of our faith,” the letter states.

The initiative was organized by Christian activist Shane Claiborne and Pastor Doug Pagitt, executive director of Vote Common Good, a faith-based voter mobilization group that spent much of the last election cycling making a Christian case against Donald Trump’s reelection. Claiborne and Pagitt convened a series of virtual meetings in mid-February among leaders from an array of Christian traditions. The letter addressing Christian nationalism emerged from those meetings.

Sociologists have been tracking the rise of Christian nationalism in America for several years. Researchers say this faith-fueled movement seeks to codify America as a Christian country by leveraging the religion’s influence in the public sphere. Christian nationalists tend to believe that America’s success is part of God’s plan and that the federal government must promote Christian values.

The signers of Wednesday’s statement ― theologians, musicians, megachurch pastors and other leaders from a range of backgrounds ― claim this is a flagrant distortion of their faith. Pagitt said Christians have a responsibility to speak up.

“In the past, the Church has responded vigorously to distortions of our faith ― holding emergency councils in order to affirm the core values at the heart of Christianity, and to denounce distortions of Christianity inconsistent with those values,” he said in a statement announcing the letter. “The dangerous rise of extremism in our communities merits this sense of urgency, and I look forward to partnering with these leaders and others to address it.”

Among the signees were Rev. Joel Hunter, a former spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama; Walter Brueggemann, a prominent biblical scholar; Jerushah Duford, Billy Graham’s granddaughter; Rev. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar and popular author; and Rev. Rob Schenck, a former anti-abortion activist.

February 27, 2021 6:03 AM  
Anonymous Somehow, I don't think a letter will be enough to stop the Christian Nationalists said...

Rev. Micah McCreary, president of New Jersey’s New Brunswick Theological Seminary, was one of several seminary presidents who signed. He said it was important for religious educational institutions to speak out.

“I signed the letter because I felt the need to address the entanglement of religion with systems of oppression in America,” McCreary said.

The letter explicitly called out white evangelicalism as being especially susceptible to Christian nationalism “because of a long history of faith leaders accommodating white supremacy.” It condemned Christians’ support of conspiracy theories, such as those spun by QAnon, as well as their participation in extremist groups. Some rioters were later identified as members of far-right organizations, such as the Proud Boys ― an anti-immigrant and misogynistic group whose members were spotted kneeling during a prayer for “reformation and revival” before marching to the Capitol on Jan. 6.

“We urge faith leaders to engage pastorally with those who support or sympathize with these groups, and make it clear that our churches are not neutral about these matters: we are on the side of democracy, equality for all people, anti-racism, and the common good of all people,” the letter stated.

White evangelicals have grown increasingly loyal to the Republican Party in recent years. Trump’s hard-line stances on issues such as immigration pulled some even further to the right ― creating a common values system between average Republicans and white supremacists, experts say. This has made white conservative evangelicals particularly vulnerable to the grooming techniques of right-wing extremist groups.

A recent study from the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, found that more than a quarter of white evangelicals believe that the QAnon conspiracy theory about a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles at war with Trump is completely or mostly accurate. In addition, according to Religion News Service, nearly half (49%) of white evangelicals believed that anti-fascist activists were “mostly responsible” for the attack on the Capitol ― a claim the FBI has debunked.

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of the progressive faith organization Sojourners, said that conspiracy groups like the Proud Boys are “antithetical to the Christian faith and values.”

This week’s statement may not reach those who remain sympathetic to the insurrection and are deeply loyal to Trump, Taylor said. But he hopes it can influence what he believes is “a far larger group” within American Christianity who may have liked or voted for Trump but who have a hard time reconciling that support with the violence displayed at the Capitol.

“Jan. 6 was a wake-up moment for many within the church about the poisonous danger of white supremacy and Christian nationalism, including among many more conservative Christians,” Taylor said.

February 27, 2021 6:06 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The disaster in Texas is a perfect example of where Republican government and their war on regulation go.

This isn't the first time there have been diastrous power outages in Texas due to a winter storm. This happened ten years ago as well. In their drive to end regulations and government involvement Texas seperated their power grid from the national infrastructure so they wouldn't have to follow federal regulations and sold it all off to for profit ventures. Texans have had far higher electrical bills than they otherwise would have due to that privatization, something in the order of 100 billion in excess costs, if I remember correctly.

The Texas power companies put profits first and didn't invest in winterizing their natural gas facilities. The were warned ten years ago when the power went out that it was going to happen again if they didn't force private companies to winterize. Well of course you couldn't have government tell private industry what to do so nothing was done to prevent the disaster this year. And, unbelievably, the Texas government has announced that they will do nothing to force private power companies to winterize this time either - they're just going to keep letting it happen.

Due to the unregulated market the cost of power for those who still had it skyrocketed in many cases leaving consumers with bills as high as $17,000 for a couple of days of power. This is driving many into bankruptcy on top of the humanitarian disaster the Republican government was warned about, did nothing to prevent, and now that its happened again, still refuses to address.

February 27, 2021 3:06 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous whined "you already took up the whole last post on this non-issue with probably a hundred posts saying exactly the same thing. I don't know why the administrators of this blog tolerate it.".

You keep repeating the same lies, of course I keep providing the same proof you're wrong. Typical conservative, they think they should have the right to repeat lies but we shouldn't have the right to keep debunking them.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "There's nothing more to discuss, so move on.".

Spoken like a true right wing authoritarian - they think they have the authority to decide whether or not I can speak. If they want to "move on", then they can stop responding. I am under no obligation to ignore their repeated lies.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said a number of times that there wasn't enough voter fraud to have changed the outcome of the election"

Now they say "that was just a guesstimate subject to change on a daily basis as more facts become known".

What are the "facts" that changed your mind? You don't want people to think you're just making that up like the lying troll you are, do you?

The truth is, this was litigated in court over 60 times and desperate Republicans and Trump were unable to come up with any evidence of signficant voter fraud. It simply does not exist.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you mean like the supposed danger of guys dressed like girls using the men's room?".

The danger is documented, the trolls will just never admit reality, they are unconditionally committed to denying any truth that doesn't support their agenda:


A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault me in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization.

February 27, 2021 3:07 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted that the right of businesses to do as they please with their property is not absolute"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you say that about all rights".

Of course - its true about all rights! If you don't know that you're too stupid to be talking about them. You have the right to freedom of religion but you don't have the right to kill gays just because your bible tells you to. Individual rights must be balanced when they conflict. It is not a fair balancing of rights to allow christians to discriminate against lgbt people when lgbt people are not allowed to discriminate against them. Everyone should have equal rights - no special protections for christians!

I posted "businesses have to follow the rules like everyone else."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "well, yes, but why this one?

You already know. Banning us from the women's bathroom is no benefit to a business and it harms our mental health and risks our physical health - no business can justify that.

I said "If business can't discirminate against christians it can't discriminate against lgbt people. No special protections for christians!"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Christians are discriminated against as a matter of constitutional policy that's why they have special protections under the Constitution".

There is no discrimination against christians, christians control all levels of government. Not being able to discriminate against lgbt people is not discrimination against christians.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "for example, a public school teacher could prance into a classroom and tell all sort of unproven things to make kids think H*sexuality is normal but they can't describe their own Christian faith that's systemic discrimination against Christians!".

Schools can tell the truth, gayness is normal. When the "christian faith" you want to "describe" is that christians should be superior in the law to gays you obviously don't have a right to have that taught in school. Not being able to discriminate is not discrimination against you.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you're grabbing someone else's property rights and creating an easement for transexual convenience".

Spare us the absurd hyperbole, we're just peeing like any other woman, there is no harm to the business, they can't justify preventing us from peeing there. If a business can't discriminate against christians it can't discriminate against harmless lgbt people.

February 27, 2021 3:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"There is no benefit to business to banning us from the women's bathroom so there is no justification for it."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "there's also no benefit to you banning the Proud Boys from sleeping in your basement does that mean you should be forbidden from banning them?".

I'm not running a business that serves the public, that's not a valid analogy, its childish hyperbole....like everything you post.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "as for mental well-being, if you are required to force others to let you use their property to stay sane, you need help".

I just want to pee like they let everyone else, that is no harm whatsoever to a business. The help we need is a society that doesn't attack us for harmlessly expressing your gender identity. You stated we are not allowed to do that in public - you are the problem.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Freedom of religion is not absolute. You do not have a right to murder gays because your bible tells you to."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "it's actually against most religions to murder h*sexuals".

No its not. The religious texts of Judaism, Islam and the christian bible (including the New Testament) all call for gays to be put to death. You yourself spoke approvingly of executing gays, don't pretend you oppose it:

"in the U.S., you can be executed for doing nothing in Iran, you have to commit a serious crime, like h*sexuality"


I posted "When christians are protected from discrimination, lgbts must be too. That's equality. Now we have special rights for christians."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Christians never asked for any discrimination protection if they have it, it is a smokescreen to protect minority religions".

"a smokescreen"? I gotchya, protecting minorities from christians isn't a valid social goal in the mind of right wing authoritarians, christians are supposed to be legally superior to the people they hate. That's exactly what the online book The Authoritarians says about your beliefs.

I posted "People who deny the obvious fact of systemic racism are racists."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "no, they aren't there is racism in America but it is not systemic".

Systemic racism is requiring photo ID to vote when high percentages of black people don't have a driver's license and access to a car to travel to several government offices all over the state to get photo-ID. Systemic racism is making the penalties for possession of crack cocaine used mostly by blacks much harsher than the penalties for powdered cocaine used mostly by whites. There are many other examples

February 27, 2021 3:13 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "Since Republicans lost the presidential election they have wasted no time getting their voter suppression efforts ramped up. 33 states have advanced 165 laws in just one month to make it harder for likely democratic voters to do so."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the public needs to have confidence in the election process eligibility to vote needs to be verified".

You harmed public confidence by lying about non-existant voter fraud. The process has been repeatedly verified throughout the over 60 Republican efforts to overturn the election in the courts.

I posted 5.6% Of US Adults Identify As LGBT, 15.9% Of Gen Z"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I predicted this years ago that h*sexuality would become trendy among young people you all howled that greater tolerance wouldn't increase the prevalence of h*sexuality because people are born h*sexual, it's not learned".

Its not learned, the percentage of lgbt people is not increasing, just the percentage willing to be open about it is. The fact is almost all men who identify as heterosexual have a lesser degree of same sex attraction. This is a good thing, people are living as who they are, instead of damaging their mental and physical health by trying to suppress it.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if young people dabble in h*sexual practices, they will put themselves at serious helath [a spelling error - W&R say that shows a person is nervous and wrong] risks".

Monogamous gay relationships are risk free. If you really cared about society you'd be opposing promiscuity, not gayness. You're hard core hypocrites.

I posted "The First Amendment means the government can't favour christianity (or any religion) over non-religion. Religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws violate the Constitution."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you're only half right it also says the government can't ban the free exercise of religion".

The free exercise of religion is not absolute. If you can't discriminate against christians you should not be able to discriminate against harmless lgbt people.

I posted"You mean like the Republican policies and ideas put into the crime bill you constantly blame him for. That anti-black crime bill was written by Republicans just like you said and now like the corrupt hypocrites you are you blame Clinton for it instead of accepting responsibility for your own law."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "actually, Biden was very active in promoting that bill in the Senate".

Obviously it was a mistake then to be conned by and cooperate with Republicans on their policies, it would be a mistake to do it now.

February 27, 2021 3:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Traitor Mitch McConnell and his minions refused to hold Trump accountable for his attack on democracy when he was in office, saying there wasn't enough time (how did they know when they didn't try?).

Then when he was out of office they lied said they couldn't hold him accountable because he wasn't in office.

Mitch McConnell then admitted Trump was guilty, corrupt, and should have been convicted and said "he hasn't gotten away with it yet." But now the traitor McConnell has said he will support Trump if he's the Republican nominee in 2024.

McConnell and the Republicans are still fully on board with replacing American democracy with a dictatorship. Mitch McConnnell and Trump's Republican enablers are the enemies of the American people.

February 27, 2021 3:27 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

At February 15, 2021 11:05 PM Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "your delusions are harmless and you can do what you want in the privacy of your own home"

They think they have the right to dictate how I live my life in public. They think they have the right to have a gigantic negative impact on my life and my mental health and safety.

Now, that's a very high bar to cross for society to justify doing that to me.

There is no benefit to society to doing this to me. Society cannot justify preventing me from living freely and expressing my gender as I wish.

February 27, 2021 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Most men have some same sex attraction said...

Study: Republican Men More Likely To Dig Cuckolding

Sexuality researcher Justin Lehmiller writes:

For my book “Tell Me What You Want,” I studied the sexual fantasies of 4,175 Americans from all 50 states. I asked my participants to report how often they fantasized about hundreds of different people, places and things — including cuckolding.

A majority of heterosexual men (52 percent) said they had fantasized about watching their partner have sex with someone else. Heterosexual men who identified as Republican were the most likely to report having had a cuckolding fantasy at some point — and they fantasized about it more often than Democrats.

Fewer than half of Democratic straight men (49 percent) reported having ever fantasized about cuckolding, and 19 percent said they fantasize about it often. By contrast, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of heterosexual Republican men reported having had this fantasy, and 30 percent said it is a frequent fantasy.

February 27, 2021 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Rep. Gosar making sure the White Nationalists are happy with Republicans said...

Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican from Arizona, spoke Friday night at a far-right extremist rally organized by white nationalist figurehead Nick Fuentes while his colleagues in the House passed a massive coronavirus relief package.

Gosar, who has served in Congress for more than a decade, submitted a request to vote by proxy due to the threat of the pandemic.

Yet instead of staying home, he traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he served as a surprise headliner at the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) alongside Steve King, the white nationalist former congressman from Iowa.

The coronavirus aid passed the House with no Republican support and is now under consideration in the Senate.

Fuentes, the main AFPAC organizer, attended both the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the U.S. Capitol riot of this year, although he claims he did not storm the building.

His extremist event was held not far from the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the Republican party is shaping its future in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. Gosar, a staunch Trump supporter who has pushed conspiracy theories about the 2020 election results, also appeared at CPAC for a panel discussion on Saturday.

February 27, 2021 7:36 PM  
Anonymous for millennia, society has known that two genders are necessary to make a marriage said...

"They think they have the right to dictate how I live my life in public."

what is it you want to do, that you think people want to prevent?

btw, do you think nudists should be allowed to shimmy down the lane with nothing on?

"They think they have the right to have a gigantic negative impact on my life and my mental health and safety."

you will be in no physical or psychic danger in the men's room, if that's what you're talking about

of course, you will only have to stay out of the girls' room if the owner of the establishment wants you to use the right restroom

if the majority of Americans want you to use any restroom you want, as you claim, there will always be plenty of places where you can prance into the girls' room

unless you have a history of mental illness, you should be free to go in with the girls

February 27, 2021 7:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "what is it you want to do, that you think people want to prevent?".

You said "your delusions are harmless and you can do what you want in the privacy of your own home" - you want to prevent me from living as as a woman in public.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "btw, do you think nudists should be allowed to shimmy down the lane with nothing on?".

That has nothing to do with me using the women's public bathroom like any other woman.

I posted "They think they have the right to have a gigantic negative impact on my life and my mental health and safety."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you will be in no physical or psychic danger in the men's room, if that's what you're talking about".

Obviously, the truth is we are in physical danger in the men's room and acceptance reduces the suicide rate amongst trans people:

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault me in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "of course, you will only have to stay out of the girls' room if the owner of the establishment wants you to use the right restroom".

There is no harm to a business to let me use the women's bathroom. They can't justify harming me in this way.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if the majority of Americans want you to use any restroom you want, as you claim, there will always be plenty of places where you can prance into the girls' room".

Right, just like there was no problem for black people when whites refused to serve them. Bigot.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "unless you have a history of mental illness, you should be free to go in with the girls".

Wyatt and Regina post this to troll me, but it shows their appalling attitude towards mental illness which 20% of Americans suffer from at any given time. They want to stigmatize, criminalize and deny people rights based on past history of mental illness. Once again you can see these two seek to harm the innocent for their own pleasure. The irony of this is that their obsession with harming innocent lgbt people is itself linked with psychoticism and dysfunctional personality traits

February 27, 2021 11:03 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hey Wyatt Hardiman, if you're so sure its safe in the men's room for people with a feminine gender expression you need to put on a dress and prance around in the men'a room of a red-neck bar on 20 or 30 occasions and prove it.

February 27, 2021 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Utah Governor Won’t Sign Bill Targeting Trans Youth: “These Kids Are Just Trying to Stay Alive”

“It is essential that the sponsors who seek to disenfranchise others in this way take the time to understand the potential impact of their efforts,” Candice Metzler, executive director of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah, told them. in a statement. “Research consistently demonstrates that all students benefit when transgender and gender-diverse students are included and treated with dignity in the schools they attend. It creates a safer environment for all students.”

February 27, 2021 11:19 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

After the election Wyatt/Regina said there wasn't enough fraud to have changed the outcome of the election. Now they say Democrats can't win without voter fraud. They said they changed their mind as "new facts" came in.

But they dodged the question of what those "new facts" were. Because there were no "new facts", they just go whichever way they think the wind is blowing on this one.

February 27, 2021 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Merrick Garland ... LOL said...

Randy, what is it you want to do, that you think people want to prevent?

you keep saying there's something people are stopping you from doing to "express your gender"?

what?

if all you are talking about is using the wrong bathroom, you should be able to find plenty of establishments that will let you do that since you say more than half of Americans favor it

personally, I think it would be a good idea to prevent people with a history of mental illness from doing that

some people with a history of mental illness may be perfectly safe but it's hard to tell who may, without warning, have a nervous breakdown because they recently read that someone disagree with them on a blog

makin public places safe should trump making trans feel grand

remember, safety first!

February 28, 2021 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

People with mental illness are actively prevented from medical transition. It's in the guidelines.

Even if it weren't prohibited, doctors in the US don't help those with mental illness transition due to the threat of legal action once the patient recovers from said illness.

Your attempt to slander trans people with the "mental illness" epithet is just more of your fear mongering.


February 28, 2021 1:00 PM  
Anonymous no freakin' problem at all said...

"People with mental illness are actively prevented from medical transition. It's in the guidelines."

in that case, I assume you'd have no problem saying that a guy with a history of mental illness shouldn't be permitted to prance into the girls' room dressed as a girl

right?

February 28, 2021 1:41 PM  
Anonymous tick...tock...tick...tock..tick...tock...tick...tock..tick...tock..tick...tock.............................. said...

Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser to Mr Cuomo until November, told The New York Times that he had harassed her last year.

As expected, Mr Cuomo has angrily denied any inappropriate behaviour.

Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, has previously accused the governor of sexually harassing her.

Mr Cuomo, 63, who has been governor for more than a decade, who also was responsible for the death of thousands of seniors, is in a whole heap of trouble!

He is under scrutiny from the Democratic Party - of which he is a member - for allegedly hiding the true number of Covid-related deaths in New York care homes.

Mr Cuomo has also faced allegations of bullying, including from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Ms Bennett, 25, told the New York Times that the governor had asked her numerous questions about her personal life including whether she believed that age made a difference in romantic relationships.

She said he had also suggested that he was open to relationships with women in their 20s. Ms Bennett said she believed the comments were clear overtures to a sexual relationship.

In the interview, she said that in June last year Mr Cuomo had talked about feeling lonely during the pandemic and had asked her whom she had last hugged.

She said she dodged the question by saying she missed hugging her parents, but she believed the conversation had been another overture.

"I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared and was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job," she said.

February 28, 2021 1:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous, transpeople need to access the public bathroom of the gender we identify with for our psychological well-being and personal safety:

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.


There is no benefit to any business to try and prevent us from using the women's public bathroom, they can't justify doing so.

Wyatt and Regina don't sincerely believe anyone should be prevented from using the public bathroom due to a history of mental illness. This is just them trolling to annoy us.

Wyatt and Regina want to force physically intimidating transmen like Shawn Stimson use the women's bathroom.

Read about how laws requiring people to use the bathroom of their birth gender have forced transmen in North Carolina into terrifying biological women.

Evangelical christians don't want to prevent transwomen from using the public women's bathroom out of any principle or desire to prevent harm, they want to do it to cause harm to transwomen. That's what they're all about. To them "freedom of religion" means the right to force the state to discriminate against harmless lgbt people.

February 28, 2021 2:29 PM  
Anonymous face facts: two homosexuals don't reproduce so they aren't a marriage said...

"transpeople need to access the public bathroom of the gender we identify with for our psychological well-being and personal safety"

yes, psychologically, unless you have the ability to control everyone else and do whatever you want with their property, you will just lose it

got it..

just one question, how anyone who thinks that way be deemed mentally well?

as for any physical danger, you have have put in long hours scouring the internet, and this is all you have:

"A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

teen guys shouldn't be dressing like girls

they are too young to make such a fateful decision

there is no evidence adults are in danger of assault

"There is no benefit to any business to try and prevent us from using the women's public bathroom, they can't justify doing so."

your idea that everyone has to let you use their property in any way you want unless they can clearly show they benefit from not having you use it

is quite evil

under, your way of thinking, the whole idea of personal property is meaningless

"don't sincerely believe anyone should be prevented from using the public bathroom due to a history of mental illness."

"anyone"?

if some guy has a history of mental illness, it's too risky allowing him to dress like a girl and prance into the girls' room

most would agree with that

February 28, 2021 2:54 PM  
Anonymous no more loonies in the ladies' loo ! said...

"transpeople need to access the public bathroom of the gender we identify with for our psychological well-being and personal safety:"

such a small thing to ask:

that guys dressed like girls don't make young girls uncomfortable by going in the girls' room

anyone who can't even go to that small inconvenience and be considerate of the feelings of young ladies, clearly doesn't want to maximize the happiness of all in a fair way

what a hypocrite!

February 28, 2021 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

"in that case, I assume you'd have no problem saying that a guy with a history of mental illness shouldn't be permitted to prance into the girls' room dressed as a girl

right?"


Your hypothetical situation isn't a problem. If it was, Peter Sprigg and the CRG shower nuts would have gone to court years ago and got MoCo's 23-07 bill rescinded. That went into effect over a decade ago, with the shower nuts screaming about how many rapes would happen and how many "mentally ill men dressed like women" would be allowed to harass women in the restroom.

Somehow, your bathroom fantasies never came to fruition. It seems even mentally ill men stay away from women's restrooms.

If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it.

Otherwise, it is best to keep your fantasies of prancing around in girls' rooms to yourself.

February 28, 2021 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Joe Biden and his family are not above the law said...

There is no benefit to Randy to try and prevent tourists from crashing in his living room during the early morning hours, he can't justify doing so

it would improve the mental well-being of the tourists so

and they would be safer than if they slept in the park

studies show teen tourists are less likely to be sexually assaulted if they sleep in the foyer of Randy's apartment

February 28, 2021 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Rump and his family are not above the law said...

There's an app for that:

https://www.airbnb.com/

If you want to improve the mental well-being of tourists, or men who like to prance around in bathrooms, you can open up your apartment by becoming a "host" on their platform.

Have fun!

February 28, 2021 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Liberal Redneck said...

What the Liberal Redneck has to say about "Transgender Bathrooms":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov-ocQpQtrw

Warning: Catholic priests may be offended.

February 28, 2021 6:55 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "teen guys shouldn't be dressing like girls they are too young to make such a fateful decision".

Stop trying to force children into rigid stereotypical gender roles they don't want! Preventing children from behaving consistently with their gender identity is harmful and can lead to suicide.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "there is no evidence adults are in danger of assault".

If teens are being attacked adults are being attacked, predators don't stop just because victims are 18. That's just common sense. And there is evidence adults will be assaulted:

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault me in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization.

I posted "There is no benefit to any business to try and prevent us from using the women's public bathroom, they can't justify doing so."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "your idea that everyone has to let you use their property in any way you want..."

Never said any such thing. All I'm asking is that a business let me use the bathroom without interference like anyone else. There is no justification for preventing that.

I posted "Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous don't sincerely believe anyone should be prevented from using the public bathroom due to a history of mental illness."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "anyone"? if some guy has a history of mental illness, it's too risky allowing him to dress like a girl and prance into the girls' room most would agree with that".

By the same "logic" then its too risky to let people with a history of mental illness use any public bathroom - 20% of the population. Yeah, you go ahead and push that sadistic idea, its really you.

February 28, 2021 7:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


I posted "transpeople need to access the public bathroom of the gender we identify with for our psychological well-being and personal safety:"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "such a small thing to ask: that guys dressed like girls don't make young girls uncomfortable by going in the girls' room".

They don't even know I'm there, its no impostion on them, its a huge negative impact on me. You can't justify that.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "anyone who can't even go to that small inconvenience and be considerate of the feelings of young ladies, clearly doesn't want to maximize the happiness of all in a fair way".

No young ladies feelings are hurt by sharing the bathroom with a transwoman. Consideration requires that you not have a serious negative impact on our lives for no reason.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "There is no benefit to Priya to try and prevent tourists from crashing in her living room during the early morning hours, she can't justify doing so".

I'm not running a business, I'm under no moral obligation to allow anyone in my house. You run a business and let customers use your bathroom you have to let all of them use it without interference.

If businesses can't discriminate against christians they shouldn't be able to discriminate against harmless lgbt people - no special protections for christians!

February 28, 2021 7:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."


Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "there is no evidence adults are in danger of assault".

Again, to Wyatt and Regina it doesn't matter that teens get assaulted using the men's room as long as they can justify trying to force me to use it.

Teen lives matter you two. It is not okay to harm teens just because you think I'll be safe there.

February 28, 2021 7:35 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being?

Cornell University

Trans WellbeingOverview

We conducted a systematic literature review of all peer-reviewed articles published in English between 1991 and June 2017 that assess the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being. We identified 56 studies that consist of primary research on this topic, of which 52 (93%) found that gender transition improves the overall well-being of transgender people, while 4 (7%) report mixed or null findings. We found no studies concluding that gender transition causes overall harm. As an added resource, we separately include 17 additional studies that consist of literature reviews and practitioner guidelines.
Bottom Line

This search found a robust international consensus in the peer-reviewed literature that gender transition, including medical treatments such as hormone therapy and surgeries, improves the overall well-being of transgender individuals. The literature also indicates that greater availability of medical and social support for gender transition contributes to better quality of life for those who identify as transgender.

Below are the 8 findings of our review, and links to the 73 studies on which they are based. Click here to view our methodology. Click here for a printer-friendly one-pager of this research analysis.
Research Findings

1. The scholarly literature makes clear that gender transition is effective in treating gender dysphoria and can significantly improve the well-being of transgender individuals.

February 28, 2021 7:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

2. Among the positive outcomes of gender transition and related medical treatments for transgender individuals are improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction, higher self-esteem and confidence, and reductions in anxiety, depression, suicidality, and substance use.

3. The positive impact of gender transition on transgender well-being has grown considerably in recent years, as both surgical techniques and social support have improved.

4. Regrets following gender transition are extremely rare and have become even rarer as both surgical techniques and social support have improved. Pooling data from numerous studies demonstrates a regret rate ranging from .3 percent to 3.8 percent. Regrets are most likely to result from a lack of social support after transition or poor surgical outcomes using older techniques.

5. Factors that are predictive of success in the treatment of gender dysphoria include adequate preparation and mental health support prior to treatment, proper follow-up care from knowledgeable providers, consistent family and social support, and high-quality surgical outcomes (when surgery is involved).

6. Transgender individuals, particularly those who cannot access treatment for gender dysphoria or who encounter unsupportive social environments, are more likely than the general population to experience health challenges such as depression, anxiety, suicidality and minority stress. While gender transition can mitigate these challenges, the health and well-being of transgender people can be harmed by stigmatizing and discriminatory treatment.

7. An inherent limitation in the field of transgender health research is that it is difficult to conduct prospective studies or randomized control trials of treatments for gender dysphoria because of the individualized nature of treatment, the varying and unequal circumstances of population members, the small size of the known transgender population, and the ethical issues involved in withholding an effective treatment from those who need it.

8. Transgender outcomes research is still evolving and has been limited by the historical stigma against conducting research in this field. More research is needed to adequately characterize and address the needs of the transgender population.

February 28, 2021 7:50 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

It's cruel and abusive to force transgender children to go through a puberty they don't want and then have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on hair removal and surgeries as adults to undo what could have been prevented in the first place. Puberty blockers are live saving measures for children who are insistent, persistent, and consistent that they are a different gender than they were assigned at birth.

Let the child tell you who they are and let them take the lead.

February 28, 2021 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Yikes! It's the king of 2021 said...

"Let the child tell you who they are and let them take the lead."

they're too young to make a decision like that

February 28, 2021 11:24 PM  
Anonymous defund the Dems said...

"It seems even mentally ill men stay away from women's restrooms.

If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it.

Otherwise, it is best to keep your fantasies of prancing around in girls' rooms to yourself."

It seems that no one assaults men who dress like girls and use the men's room.

If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it.

Otherwise, it is best to keep your fantasies of grown men assaulting trans in the men's room to yourself.

March 01, 2021 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

"It seems that no one assaults men who dress like girls and use the men's room.
If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it."

Why?
That's not something I ever claimed.

You're the one that keeps bringing up the issue of a mentally ill guy prancing around in the girls' room.

There's a million people in Montgomery County and 23-07 went into effect sometime around 2007 or 2008 if I recall correctly. It's a big county with lots of bathrooms, and I'm sure its share of mentally ill people. How many prancers have caused problems since then?

You seem to be an expert on prancing.

March 01, 2021 5:38 AM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

"Why?
That's not something I ever claimed."

oh, OK

sorry if I made an incorrect assumption

I just thought that was the rationale for requiring people to let guys dressed as girls use the bathroom they've set aside for girls

if not, then what is the rationale?

March 01, 2021 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

You keep avoiding the question.

Why won't you just answer it?

March 01, 2021 9:57 AM  
Anonymous show up said...

just did a quick look and didn't see any question

why don't you indulge me and repeat it?

March 01, 2021 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

It stems from this:

"Your hypothetical situation isn't a problem. If it was, Peter Sprigg and the CRG shower nuts would have gone to court years ago and got MoCo's 23-07 bill rescinded. That went into effect over a decade ago, with the shower nuts screaming about how many rapes would happen and how many "mentally ill men dressed like women" would be allowed to harass women in the restroom.

Somehow, your bathroom fantasies never came to fruition. It seems even mentally ill men stay away from women's restrooms.

If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it."

The implied question is, "Do you have any evidence that mentally ill men have been prancing around dressed like women and harassing women in restrooms?"

March 01, 2021 11:09 AM  
Anonymous showed up said...

OK, got it

no, I don't have any evidence of that

let me know if have any other questions

March 01, 2021 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

So, you're asking ME to come up for a rationale for a hypothetical situation that YOU dreamed up inside your head.

I fail to see the rationale behind that.

It would be like ME asking YOU what your rationale is for your mental illness allowing you to dress like a tuna and harass women at my favorite sushi bar.

While theoretically possible, realistically I just don't think that's going to be a problem. And I wouldn't really expect you to come up with a rationalization for it... ya know, given that I just made it up.



March 01, 2021 11:50 AM  
Anonymous showing up said...

"So, you're asking ME to come up for a rationale for a hypothetical situation that YOU dreamed up inside your head.

I fail to see the rationale behind that."

what we have here is a failure to communicate

I had the impression you favored a law requiring a law requiring business owners to let guy dressed like girls use the girls' room in their establishment

my question is: what rationale do you have for taking away their property rights and have the government tell them what policy they can have for their restrooms?

March 01, 2021 12:40 PM  
Anonymous homosexual marriage is an inherently sado-masochistic arrangement that should be discouraged by any civilized society said...

top ten lies by TTF:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/democrats-disgraceful-lies-keep-on-giving/

March 01, 2021 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

"my question is: what rationale do you have for taking away their property rights and have the government tell them what policy they can have for their restrooms?"

I never advocated for any law taking away property rights.

People have been figuring out which restroom they should use in this country for decades without causing problems.

I don't favor any laws though that elevate property owners to the position of Pube Police and determining for other people where they should go to the restroom. If you're that obsessed with their bodily functions I suspect you can find some porno on the interwebs for your fetish.

Not too long ago some black men were kicked out of Starbucks for using the men's room while waiting for a friend to arrive. It cost Starbucks far more in lost revenue and bad publicity than if they just let the guys relieve themselves.

People need to use the restroom. Get over it.


March 01, 2021 1:09 PM  
Anonymous I wonder if there is any part of the Constitution that TTFers feel they can live with... said...

"I never advocated for any law taking away property rights."

glad to hear it

we have that in common

"People have been figuring out which restroom they should use in this country for decades without causing problems."

exactly

why did lunatic fringe homosexual advocates turn this into an issue

"I don't favor any laws though that elevate property owners to the position of Pube Police and determining for other people where they should go to the restroom. If you're that obsessed with their bodily functions I suspect you can find some porno on the interwebs for your fetish."

now, we have some disagreement

if a business owner says his restroom is for girls only, why is that a problem?

the guys can go the available men's room

and if the guy's imitation of a girl is so good that no one can tell, no problem

if not, then the guy would probably scare the girls

I don't know if by "Pube Police", you thought someone would checking genitals at the bathroom door

if so, you have quite an imagination

still, in obvious cases, the business owners is within his rights

"People need to use the restroom. Get over it."

if you need to go, follow the policies of the restroom owner

you can't always get what you want

get over it

March 01, 2021 1:29 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "It seems that no one assaults men who dress like girls and use the men's room. If you have evidence otherwise, please feel free to present it.'.

I posted examples of trans people being assualted in the men's room, you just childishly pretend it doesn't exist:

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens.

Here's a guy who got violent because a girl was in the men's room, obviously he'd assault me in there too.

This man was assaulted in the men's bathroom for being gay. Obviously he wouldn't hesitate to assault a transwoman. Wyatt/Regina's claim that I'm certain not to be assaulted in the men's room is obviously false.

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Otherwise, it is best to keep your fantasies of grown men assaulting trans in the men's room to yourself.".

You are the one expressing those fantasies:

"girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room, where they will get [their heads forced into a toilet filled with urine and feces"

"she might get punched out in a redneck bar because of her loudmouth blather but that's just as likely out in the open as in the restroom

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "h*sexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage".

Right, just like an infertile heterosexual couple ain't ever a marriage.

March 01, 2021 2:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "my question is: what rationale do you have for taking away their property rights and have the government tell them what policy they can have for their restrooms?".

Property rights are not absolute. If a business can't discriminate against christians it shouldn't be able to discriminate against transwomen.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "h*sexual marriage is an inherently sado-masochistic arrangement that should be discouraged by any civilized society".

How is my marriage to my husband "inherently sado-masochistic"? How are we better off apart? It seems you're afraid to try to answer those questions.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if a business owner says his restroom is for girls only, why is that a problem?"

If a business owner says his restroom is for whites only, why is that a problem?

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the can go the available men's room and if the guy's imitation of a girl is so good that no one can tell, no problem if not, then the guy would probably scare the girls"

If you were genuinely worried about "scaring the girls" you wouldn't be demanding people use the bathroom of their birth gender and forcing physically intimidating transmen like Shawn Stimson use the women's bathroom.

A transman in North Carolina forced to use the women's bathroom has been terrifying biological women due to their anti-trans bathroom law.

Wyatt and Regina pretend to be concerned about biological women but if harming transwomen scares biological women they want that to happen.

March 01, 2021 2:32 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There is no harm to any business in letting transpeople use the bathroom we feel we fit best in.

As the evidence I presented shows, transpeople are in physical danger when we are prevented from using the bathrooms of the gender we identify with.

Research also shows rejecting our gender identity is harmful to our mental health:

Numerous studies have shown that actively misgendering trans people leads directly to the suicidality rate in the trans community. A 2018 study by the University of Texas published in the journal of Alison Health found that trans youth that were gendered the way they wished to showed 71% fewer symptoms of severe depression and 65% decreases in suicide attempts and a 34% decrease in suicidal thoughts.

The Williams Institute of UCLA also found that trans people who are misgendered showed higher rates of suicide attempts including being 50%-54% more likely to attempt suicide if they were harassed at school for being trans, 60% more likely if it was done by a doctor or health care provider and 57-60% more likely if it was done by a government worker or a person in a position of institutional power. There are many other studies that have found the same thing.

As a study by the Massachusetts General Hospital found, 90% of transgender adults who were denied these puberty blockers faced suicidal ideation in their lifetime because they had to go through a puberty they didn't want, an experience that is really horrible for many transpeople.

We just want to use the bathroom without interference like any other customer. No business can justify preventing that.

March 01, 2021 2:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "you can't always get what you want get over it".

There is no rational reason why we should not get what we want and need - only religious bigotry.

You need to learn that you don't have a right to control others who aren't harming you.

March 01, 2021 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

"why did lunatic fringe homosexual advocates turn this into an issue"

They didn't. The religious religious right turned it into an issue when trans people started advocating for job and housing protections. The last revision in the wording for 23-07 specifically removed references to restrooms and showers, but the shower nuts, in one of their classic conspiracy theory maneuvers insisted that it still secretly said that actually they WERE included.

Then they went on tirades around the county scaring people to sign petitions to stop mentally ill men who dress up like girls from raping their daughters in restrooms.

"if a business owner says his restroom is for girls only, why is that a problem?"

I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if you noticed or not, but bathrooms in the US often have a symbol on the door indicating which kind of people should use each.

"and if the guy's imitation of a girl is so good that no one can tell, no problem"

That's a very subjective line, and no two people are going to draw it at exactly the same place. And those people have no clue what medical issues the person might be dealing with. It could be a cis-gendered woman with an over-active adrenal gland that encourages extra facial hair growth. She may look like a man but she's not. She knows what she is and doesn't need to scrutinized by people who think they know better about her pubes than she does.

"I don't know if by "Pube Police", you thought someone would checking genitals at the bathroom door."

No. I was referring to people who think they should allow or deny bathroom access based on what their best guess is as to the kind of pubes that are heading toward the restroom - especially since it's unlikely the that they've ever seen said pubes before, or ever will.

"if you need to go, follow the policies of the restroom owner"

Gee, you think they'll publish a pamphlet about that so people don't have to ask? Maybe produce a video we can watch?

Do you go and ask the owner about the restroom policies before you pee? Why should anyone else?

Don't you think the own has better things to do with his time?

If it was a real problem for business owners, they would have gathered together by now to put in a law to codify the issue.

March 01, 2021 2:43 PM  
Anonymous for millennia, society has said: no loonies in the ladies loo !... said...

"If a business owner says his restroom is for whites only, why is that a problem?"

good question!

not really...

if a business owner says his restroom is for whites only, then a black man has no facilities he can use

if a business owner says his girls' restroom is for girls only, the guys dressed like girls still have a place to go

they can go to the men's room

wala!

it's like magic

of course, Randy says most people heartily want guys dressed like guys in the girls' room, so this is all a rhetorical question

personally, as long as the business owner is OK with it, I am

unless, of course, the guy dressed like a girl has a history of mental illness

that would be risky!

March 01, 2021 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Flo Mayflower said...

OK, everyone. Let's not be rude. Priya Lynn was trying to share her ideas on this very interesting concept.

Go head, Priya Lynn. Tell us why you think businesses should let guys with a history of mental illness who dress like girls, prance around in the girls' room.

March 01, 2021 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why don't you tell us how long you've been denying abusing your spouse?

March 01, 2021 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Flo Mayflower said...

That was rude. This is Priya Lynn's special day to shine. Don't try to shift the focus!

Go head, Priya Lynn. Tell us why you think businesses should let guys with a history of mental illness, who dress like girls, prance around in the girls' room. We want some of that special ideation!

March 01, 2021 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too late - the other guy already admitting his prancing fantasies aren't really an issue.

March 01, 2021 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Flo Mayflower said...

Don't let these bad anonymi bother you, Priya Lynn.

Go ahead. Tell us why you think businesses should let guys with a history of mental illness, who dress like girls, prance around in the girls' room.

March 01, 2021 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Nina Pinta said...

Anyone who has watched TV in the last decade knows that guys with mental illness end up either homeless on the streets, or totally naked.

In the first case, they're panhandling for money, and from the looks of their clothes, are probably peeing outside. In the second case, the police lock him up and take him downtown - do not pass go, do not collect $200.

I've never seen any of those mentally ill dudes dressing like girls, much less prancing in a bathroom.

The premise of your conjecture is moot.

March 01, 2021 5:36 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I posted "If a business owner says his restroom is for whites only, why is that a problem?"

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if a business owner says his restroom is for whites only, then a black man has no facilities he can use if a business owner says his girls' restroom is for girls only, the guys dressed like girls still have a place to go they can go to the men's room".

Obviously we can't use the men's room. Going in the men's room with a feminine gender expression puts a target on our backs as we can see with the results from the 2019 Harvard study. There's no benefit to a business to do this, they can't justify harming our mental and physical well-being. Its just like businesses serving "whites only".

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "personally, as long as the business owner is OK with it, I am".

You've made it clear that you're not:

"you go to the restroom where you're supposed to"

"girls" with guy parts don't belong in the girls' room they belong in the boys' room, where they will get [their heads forced into a toilet filled with urine and feces]"

But of course Wyatt and Regina lie all the time about what they believe, claiming they might not be evangelical christians, claiming not to be a Trump supporter, and so on.

Forcing people to use the bathroom of their birth gender puts physically intimidating transmen like Shawn Stimson use the women's bathroom. A transman in North Carolina forced to use the women's bathroom has been terrifying biological women due to their anti-trans bathroom law.

Bigots like Wyatt and Regina are causing the very problem they claim to oppose. It's not surprising though, homophobia is linked with psychoticism and dysfunctional personality traits

March 01, 2021 6:32 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

20% of Americans suffer from mental illness at any given time. If you want to ban people from the bathroom with a history of mental illness, you're probably talking about half the population.

The idea that people with a history of mental illness should be banned from using public bathrooms is absurd and destructively and deceitfully suggests the mentally ill violent.

March 01, 2021 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Herald Mayflower said...

"Anyone who has watched TV in the last decade knows that guys with mental illness end up either homeless on the streets, or totally naked."

I've watched TV in the last decade. Don't remember anything like this. I must not go for the same caliber programs as you

"I've never seen any of those mentally ill dudes dressing like girls, much less prancing in a bathroom.

The premise of your conjecture is moot."

Not really. I've never seen a bank robbery either. I still oppose them

btw, I said guys with a history of mental illness. If such guys never go in the girls' bathroom, then they would tend to not care if they are forbidden from the girls' room. It doesn't bother most guys. Why would it bother mentally ill guys?

Maybe we should get some advice from an expert. Priya Lynn knows almost everything because she reads the internet. A lot.

Priya Lynn, do you know if any guys that dress like girls and have a history of mental illness ever prance into the girls' room?

March 01, 2021 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Bigotry is dying out said...

Evangelical Adoption Agency To Serve LGBT Parents


The New York Times reports:

One of the country’s largest adoption and foster care agencies, Bethany Christian Services, announced Monday that it will begin providing services to L.G.B.T.Q. parents nationwide effective immediately, a major inflection point in the fraught battle over many faith-based agencies’ longstanding opposition to working with same-sex couples.

The Michigan-based evangelical organization announced the change in an email to approximately 1,500 staff members signed by Chris Palusky, the organization’s president and chief executive.

“We will now offer services with the love and compassion of Jesus to the many types of families who exist in our world today,” Mr. Palusky wrote. “We’re taking an ‘all hands on deck’ approach where all are welcome.

March 01, 2021 7:23 PM  
Anonymous blue state governors are not the solution to our problems, blue state governors are the problem said...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose political future looked golden 11 months ago, is now fighting for survival after two former aides accused him of sexual harassment, a third woman accused him of making an unwanted advance and his administration acknowledged withholding data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths.

The New York governor, now in his third term, faces investigations into both scandals and a growing list of critics that includes Republicans as well as many of his fellow Democrats. He had resisted ceding control of the sexual harassment inquiry, but he relented under pressure and referred the matter to New York Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday.

The same day, he issued a public apology in which he said was "truly sorry" if "some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation."

March 01, 2021 9:38 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump sexually assaulted over two dozen women. How hypocritical for Republicans to point the finger at him when they ignored and defended Trump's sexual attacks on women.

March 01, 2021 10:08 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt Hardiman, if you're sure Harvard is lying and transwomen are safe in the men's room then you need to put on a dress and go prance around the men's room and prove it. You need to do it at least 30 times and film it. Show us you're not scared ;)

March 01, 2021 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Herald Mayflower said...

Priya Lynn, glad to see you signed on.

Do you know if any guys that dress like girls and have a history of mental illness ever prance into the girls' room?

Me and the fellas were discussing it and we didn't know. We felt sure you'd know!

Any insight would be helpful!

Thanks in advance!

March 01, 2021 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Fredo speaks said...

On Cuomo Prime Time Monday, Chris Cuomo opened the show by addressing the mounting scandals in which his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, finds himself embroiled. Governor Cuomo had already been under intense scrutiny following accusations that he covered up coronavirus-related nursing home deaths, now he’s facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, including a third accuser that the New York Times reported on not long before Chris Cuomo made his comments.

Although he shamelessly promoted his brother in the last year, Cuomo has stayed largely silent before Monday, and it appears that’s how it will remain going forward.

“Before we start tonight, let me say something that I’m sure is very obvious to you who watch my show, and thank you for that.” Cuomo said. “Obviously, I’m aware of what’s going on with my brother. Obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that. There is a lot of news that is going on that matters also. So let’s get after that.”

Governor Cuomo issued a statement on Sunday, saying, “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

March 02, 2021 5:58 AM  
Anonymous fussin' and cussin' said...

"Go ahead, Priya Lynn. Tell us why you think businesses should let guys with a history of mental illness, who dress like girls, prance around in the girls' room."

I guess we'll never know what a certain young lady from up north thinks about all this fuss!

March 02, 2021 6:49 AM  
Anonymous Mr Mount Rushmore said...

"Trump sexually assaulted over two dozen women."

Oh, come on. Do you think a GOP president would do something like that?

But Bill Clinton, Al Weiner, Al Franken, Anthony Cuomo, and a growing list of Dem politicians would probably dress up like a girl and prance into the girls' room: IF THE LAW ALLOWED!

March 02, 2021 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Grow up said...

"btw, I said guys with a history of mental illness."

Oh, so sorry I didn't get the details of your contrived fantasy right.

My mistake folks, it's only guys with a HISTORY of mental illness prancing around in girls' room in Anon's mind.

Apparently they're all sane now.

The ones who are still mentally ill, in a logic defying leap, still engage with the rest of society according to Anon's strict gender norms, and it's only the ones who have recovered who engage in the cross-dressed prancing behavior.

Pray tell, how did these prancers manage to get sane?

The American Psychological Society is waiting for that breakthrough paper from you.

March 02, 2021 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Republicans aren't the solution. Republicans are the problem. said...

"Oh, come on. Do you think a GOP president would do something like that?"

Indeed we do. And he'd get away with it too. Apparently all it takes to get away with it is to have your lawyer send the victim a check for $130,000 and you can avoid prosecution and being put on a sexual predator watch list.

I wonder if he learned that trick from Jeffrey Epstein.

Trump later recalled Epstein in those days. “Terrific guy,” he famously told New York magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

March 02, 2021 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Amy Coney Barrett...get used to it said...

"Oh, so sorry I didn't get the details of your contrived fantasy right.

My mistake folks, it's only guys with a HISTORY of mental illness prancing around in girls' room in Anon's mind.

Apparently they're all sane now.

The ones who are still mentally ill, in a logic defying leap, still engage with the rest of society according to Anon's strict gender norms, and it's only the ones who have recovered who engage in the cross-dressed prancing behavior.

Pray tell, how did these prancers manage to get sane?

The American Psychological Society is waiting for that breakthrough paper from you."

Gee, I don't see how anyone can take your comments here seriously.

Most people would agree that it isn't a good idea to let guys with a history of mental illness to dress up like girls and prance into the girls' room. If you have some cogent explanation for why the common wisdom isn't correct, feel free to share it. A bunch of puerile and ineffective sarcasms are unlikely to change the common view

"Indeed we do. And he'd get away with it too. Apparently all it takes to get away with it is to have your lawyer send the victim a check for $130,000 and you can avoid prosecution and being put on a sexual predator watch list.

I wonder if he learned that trick from Jeffrey Epstein.

Trump later recalled Epstein in those days. “Terrific guy,” he famously told New York magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”"

oh, Epstein was friends with all the Dems

he and Bill Clinton were tight

and Harvey Weinstein, another Clinton soulmate, even gave Chelsea an internship

Cuomo, the grim reaper, bully and sexual predator, has been found out and is going down

March 02, 2021 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt Democrats will hold Cuomo to a higher moral standard than Republicans held Trump.

March 02, 2021 12:14 PM  
Anonymous last year alone, 700,000 people globally died of AIDS: why has been no lockdowns on homosexual activity? said...

Deems have known this for years. They are acting now because the media found out.

March 02, 2021 12:21 PM  
Anonymous This Republican sounds like he's ready for the Supreme Court said...

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn is facing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by several women who say he put them in uncomfortable situations when he was a college student, with the former classmates detailing how the rising star of the conservative right would use "fun" drives as a way to make unwanted advances on them.

Allegations of sexual misconduct by Cawthorn, who at age 25 is the youngest member of Congress, have followed him since he launched his run for North Carolina's 11th Congressional District. But the claims have gained renewed attention as the freshman congressman's popularity has steadily increased in some Republican corners following his move earlier this year to Washington, where he has closely aligned himself with some of his far-right colleagues and former President Donald Trump's lie that the November election was illegitimate.

Cawthorn has repeatedly denied wrong-doing since the allegations first surfaced, and his office pointed CNN to a September 2020 statement from the lawmaker in which he said, "I have never done anything sexually inappropriate in my life."

The women alleging misconduct against the congressman are former classmates of his at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. Cawthorn attended the private Christian school for a short time in 2016 before dropping out, and it was during that time that the women say he made unwanted advances on them.

But the allegations from Cawthorn's time in college were widely known among former students -- so much so that in October, more than 150 former students signed onto a letter blasting the then-candidate for his behavior during his stint at the school, which they wrote "was marked by gross misconduct towards our female peers."

"During his brief time at the college, Cawthorn established a reputation for predatory behavior. His modus operandi was to invite unsuspecting women on 'joy rides' in his white Dodge Challenger. Cawthorn would take young women to secluded areas, lock the doors, and proceed to make unwanted sexual advances," the letter read, noting that women at the school were warned not to be alone with Cawthorn.

The former students urged voters in North Carolina's 11th Congressional District "to seriously reevaluate Madison Cawthorn's candidacy in light of who he really is," and called on them to "reject (him) at the ballot box."

Cawthorn's biography has also come under sharper scrutiny since the Post report. In a 2017 speech, Cawthorn described a 2014 car accident, in which, he alleged, that a friend, Bradley Ledford, left him for dead. But Ledford, who was driving the car, told the Post as part of their investigation that Cawthorn's account of the accident was not true.

"That statement he made was false," Ledford told the Post. "That is not at all what happened. I pulled him out of the car the second that I was able to get out of the car."
Cawthorn's parents have undercut his story in their own account and Cawthorn later testified he has no memory of the accident.

Cawthorn had also previously claimed on his campaign website that he was nominated to the prestigious US Naval Academy but his plans were derailed by the accident. In a 2017 deposition however, Cawthorn admitted that he had been rejected from the academy before his accident.

March 02, 2021 1:47 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "last year alone, 700,000 people globally died of AIDS: why has been no lockdowns on h*sexual activity?.

Most of those people were heterosexual but bigot Wyatt/Regina Hardiman wants to imprison only gays. Its the typical double standard of conservatives. Read about unethical right wing authoritarians like Wyatt and Regina in the online book The Authoritarians They actually couldn't care less about lowering the HIV rate, in fact they're opposed to that because their religion teaches that AIDS is god's punishment on people for being gay.

Wyatt and Regina want to make it illegal for people with a history of mental illness to use the public bathroom. This is something none of the major mental health organizations would support. At any time 20% of Americans suffer from mental illness and if you're looking at those with a history of mental illness you're probably talking half of all Americans.

A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens. Obviously people of all ages get sexually assaulted so it is not safe for any person without a stereotypically male gender presentation to use the men's room. Take this pretty transwoman Josie Totah, the idea that she would be perfectly safe in the men's room is absurd on the face of it. Heterosexual males take the presence of anyone with a less masculine gender expression in the men's room as an invitation to sexual activity. Banning transwomen from the women's bathroom effectively bans us from using any bathroom as the men's is not an option. This is no different than businesses serving "whites only".

Many studies have shown that a society that is accepting of a trans person's gender identity greatly lowers the suicide rate amongst trans people. Preventing trans people from using the bathroom of the gender we identify with is unacceptably damaging to trans people. Society cannot justify inflicting this damage on innocent trans people just to spare a few biological women from the rare possibility of a brief insignificant encounter in the bathroom with someone they don't find feminine enough. Thanks to bigots making this a big issue now even biological women are being harassed in the women's public bathroom because a lot of biological women aren't feminine enough looking for the bigots.

March 02, 2021 2:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina, you said gay relationships are "inherently masochistic" and that you consider my husband and me to be in a gay relationship, how about you tell us specifically how you think our relationship is "inherently masochistic" and how we are better off apart than together seeing as you also think society should "discourage" relationships like ours?

People are starting to think you don't have an answer and you're just a troll.

March 02, 2021 2:59 PM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders are running amok on America's blogs, spreading lies and propaganda like a virus said...

"wants to imprison only gays"

untrue

unless they have a history of mental illness, I think should be free to galivant through city parks at night

"a history of mental illness to use the public bathroom."

untrue

only if they are guys wearing girly clothes

"A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

those should wear gender appropriate clothing until they are old enough to make stupid decisions

"Heterosexual males take the presence of anyone with a less masculine gender expression in the men's room as an invitation to sexual activity."

this is a sexist statement

Transgenders are sexist

"Many studies have shown that a society that is accepting of a trans person's gender identity greatly lowers the suicide rate amongst trans people."

so they are blackmailing the rest of us by threatening to kill themselves if they don't get their way?

sick

"Preventing trans people from using the bathroom of the gender we identify with is unacceptably damaging to trans people. Society cannot justify inflicting this damage on innocent trans people just to spare a few biological women from the rare possibility of a brief insignificant encounter in the bathroom with someone they don't find feminine enough."

enough with the drama

no damage is done to anyone who is told to stick to their own gender's rest room

sick

March 02, 2021 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Brett Kavanaugh...LOL!! We got something to laugh about! said...

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared inclined to uphold two Republican-backed voting restrictions in Arizona.

During nearly two hours of oral arguments by teleconference the court’s best justices, who hold a 6-3 majority, asked questions indicating they could issue a ruling that would make it harder to prove violations of the Voting Right Act.

The important voting rights case was heard at a time when Republicans in numerous states are pursuing new restrictions after former President Donald Trump made claims of widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 election he lost to Democratic President Joe Biden. Proponents of Arizona’s restrictions cite the need to combat voting fraud.

One of Arizona’s measures made it a crime to provide another person’s completed early ballot to election officials, with the exception of family members or caregivers. Community activists sometimes engage in egregious ballot collection. The practice, which experts call “ballot harvesting,” is legal in the worst states, with varying limitations.

The other provision disqualified ballots cast in-person at a precinct other than the one to which a voter has been assigned. Voting rights advocates said voters sometimes inadvertently cast ballots at the wrong precinct.

A lower court found that Arizona’s restrictions, challenged in court by Democrats, disproportionately burdened Black, Hispanic and Native American voters. Democrats have accused Republicans nationwide of pursuing voter-suppression measures to make it harder for racial minorities who tend to support Democratic candidates to cast ballots.

At issue is the Voting Rights Act’s Section 2, which bans any rule that results in voting discrimination “on account of race or color.” This has been the main tool misused to show that voting curbs discriminate against minorities since the Supreme Court in 2013 gutted another section of the statute that determined which states with a history of racial discrimination needed federal approval before changing voting laws.

A ruling, due by the end of June, will impact the 2022 elections in which Republicans are likely to regain control of the U.S. Congress from the Democrats.

March 02, 2021 9:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "last year alone, 700,000 people globally died of AIDS: why has been no lockdowns on h*sexual activity?.

Most of those people were heterosexual but bigot Wyatt/Regina Hardiman wants to imprison only gays.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "untrue'.

It is true. You said you wanted a "lockdown" on gays, the only way to do that is to imprison them. You've previously spoken approvingly of imprisoning gays in this thread:


I said "Bad anonymous left out one situation where the Uganda law called for the death penalty - if the person was a repeat "offender".
That meant if you had sex with more than one same sex partner, or more than once with the same partner they proposed putting you to death."


Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "yes, Robert said that too I didn't leave it out on purpose, I didn't know about it. Of course, penalties should increase with repeated offenses but the death penalty would be wrong".


You can't help but let the truth slip out every now and then - you want us assaulted, imprisoned, and executed. Your denials of that mean nothing in the face of your regular statements promoting attacks on us.


I posted "Wyatt and Regina want to make it illegal for people with a history of mental illness to use the public bathroom."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "untrue only if they are guys wearing girly clothes".

If the mentally ill are dangerous in the women's room they are dangerous in the men's room. You can't block them from the women's room without also blocking them from the men's room.

Wyatt and Regina want to make it illegal for people with a history of mental illness to use the public bathroom.

I posted "A 2019 Harvard study found that policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "those should wear gender appropriate clothing until they are old enough to make stupid decisions".

They are old enough to make those decisions at any age, its harmless - stop trying to force children into rigid stereotypical gender roles. Forcing trans children to go through a puberty they don't want is cruel. It gives them secondary sexual characteristics they don't want that will require surgeries to alter like body hair, deep voice, breasts, menstruation. Some of the damage can't be undone. Research shows that trans people are less suicidal after transition, this is not a "stupid" decision, its a life-saving one.

March 02, 2021 10:40 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Numerous studies have shown that actively misgendering trans people leads directly to the suicidality rate in the trans community. A 2018 study by the University of Texas published in the journal of Alison Health found that trans youth that were gendered the way they wished to showed 71% fewer symptoms of severe depression and 65% decreases in suicide attempts and a 34% decrease in suicidal thoughts.

The Williams Institute of UCLA also found that trans people who are misgendered showed higher rates of suicide attempts including being 50%-54% more likely to attempt suicide if they were harassed at school for being trans, 60% more likely if it was done by a doctor or health care provider and 57-60% more likely if it was done by a government worker or a person in a position of institutional power. There are many other studies that have found the same thing.

As a study by the Massachusetts General Hospital found, 90% of transgender adults who were denied these puberty blockers faced suicidal ideation in their lifetime because they had to go through a puberty they didn't want, an experience that is really horrible for many transpeople.

I posted "Heterosexual males take the presence of anyone with a less masculine gender expression in the men's room as an invitation to sexual activity."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "this is a sexist statement".

That's what the 2019 Harvard study showed - policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex were correlated with a greater likelihood of sexual assault for trans and nonbinary teens. This happened because heterosexual males took their presence in the men's room as an invitation to sexual activity.

I posted "Many studies have shown that a society that is accepting of a trans person's gender identity greatly lowers the suicide rate amongst trans people."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "so they are blackmailing the rest of us by threatening to kill themselves if they don't get their way?"

You make them feel suicidal, if you see that as blackmail, that's on you, evidence of a guilty conscience. There is no harm to anyone by allowing people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with without interference.

I posted "Preventing trans people from using the bathroom of the gender we identify with is unacceptably damaging to trans people. Society cannot justify inflicting this damage on innocent trans people just to spare a few biological women from the rare possibility of a brief insignificant encounter in the bathroom with someone they don't find feminine enough."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "enough with the drama no damage is done to anyone who is told to stick to their own gender's rest room".

Repeating the same denial in face of the facts I've posted doesn't change them - policies restricting bathroom access by birth sex cause more sexual assaults amongst trans people and increase the risk of suicide.

March 02, 2021 10:40 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Arizona GOP lawyer tells Supreme Court the party needs certain voting restrictions to compete with Democrats

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments by Arizona Republicans in defense of two voting restrictions they are looking to keep intact. At one point, Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked Michael Carvin, a lawyer representing the Arizona GOP, what the party's interest in maintaining the policy of discarding ballots cast at the wrong precinct was. Carvin answered, without hesitation, that removing the rule would prevent Republicans from competing in the state.

"It puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats," he told Barrett. "Politics is a zero sum game. Every extra vote that they get through unlawful interpretations of Section 2 hurts us. It's the difference between winning an election 50-49 and losing an election."

Critics argued Carvin was essentially admitting some Republicans believe "it is okay to manipulate elections to gain partisan advantage."

Per Reuters, part of the reason voting rights activists have targeted the precinct rule is that voters sometimes inadvertently cast their ballots at the wrong polling station because their assigned location is not always the closest one to their homes. However, Reuters reports the high court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, is likely to uphold the restriction, as well as another that makes it a crime to hand over someone else's ballot to election officials during early voting.

March 02, 2021 10:44 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

White nationalists are once again using Christian symbols to spread hate

WASHINGTON – A screaming man with his fist raised, a Byzantine cross emblazoned in red on his T-shirt. A white flag with a lone green pine tree and the words "An Appeal to Heaven" fluttering over the angry crowd. The Christian flag whipping in the wind from a parked pickup.

Those images on display at the Jan. 5-6 rally and riot in Washington, D.C., have raised concerns that some of former President Donald Trump's most ardent and dangerous supporters, including groups such as the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, QAnon, 3 Percenters and America Firsters, are cloaking themselves in biblical language to justify their actions.

The flags and other displays are the latest examples of how white terrorists throughout history, including the KKK, have cited Christianity to justify what they claim is their God-given right to control races and ethnic groups, experts said.

The displays – including a prayer invoking Christ from the Senate rostrum by a QAnon shaman who broke into the Capitol – have so alarmed some faith leaders that they published an open letter Friday signed by more than 1,400 pastors and church leaders condemning the "perversion" of their faith.

"The use of Christian symbols, iconography, Scripture in efforts to dominate and exclude are as old the republic itself," said the Rev. Fred Davie, executive vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. "It's deeply baked into our nation. It's deep, but it's also been proven time and time again to be wrong.".

Davie, who was a faith liaison in the Obama White House, said evangelicalism in particular has become associated with American nationalism, specifically white nationalism. Online, some hard-right Christians find acceptance for their racist beliefs from white nationalists, most of whom don't share their faith but are united in their hatred.

March 03, 2021 6:13 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


For centuries in the United States, many Christian pastors preached a "natural order" in which whites were justified in enslaving Black men, women and children, citing everything from the writings of Paul the Apostle in the New Testament to the Curse of Ham in the Old Testament. Others argued that because the Bible refers to slavery as an institution without specifically condemning it, it must be divinely permitted. In 1861, Texas' leaders cited the "plainest revelations of Divine Law" to justify slavery and secession from the United States.

The letter published this week by Christian leaders from across the political spectrum specifically acknowledges that terror groups like the KKK have been tolerated and even accommodated by white evangelicals.

"People don't want to say that this is a country founded on white supremacy. But we know that to be true," DeMichele said. "It's very important to understand that it's not new for white supremacists to have a Christian identity. But it is intriguing there has been the strengthening overlap of the white nationalists and those of Christian identity."

"You don't have to go investigating churches. All you have to do is take seriously the violent rhetoric that's being expressed out in the open," he said. "The federal government, in our opinion, has never taken the threat of far-right religious extremists as seriously as they have Muslim extremists, who are far fewer."

March 03, 2021 6:13 PM  
Anonymous @glennkirschner2 said...

It's very gratifying that @SenWhitehouse brought the focus back on the need for the FBI to conduct a full investigation into Brett Kavanaugh's background and Senate testimony, which could very well lead to grounds for impeachment. Some...justice would be nice right about now.

March 03, 2021 6:14 PM  
Anonymous @GeorgeTakei said...

The true cancel culture is aimed at trans people. The so-called Christian right is trying to cancel their very existence.

Think about that.

March 03, 2021 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Craig C said...

They used to try to cancel the LGBs very existence too, but these days there is too much acceptance of LGBs so they figure they can still pick on the Ts as a wedge issue. That is why we much support and protect trans people.

March 03, 2021 7:24 PM  
Anonymous fortunately, Obama and Garland were stopped so we have a terrific Supreme Court now!!! said...

"For centuries in the United States, many Christian pastors preached a "natural order" in which whites were justified in enslaving Black men, women and children, citing everything from the writings of Paul the Apostle in the New Testament to the Curse of Ham in the Old Testament. Others argued that because the Bible refers to slavery as an institution without specifically condemning it, it must be divinely permitted. In 1861, Texas' leaders cited the "plainest revelations of Divine Law" to justify slavery and secession from the United States."

Randy has a deep-seated anger against Christianity and regularly defames it. Saying "many Christian pastors" is a not that subtle way to do so.

At the time he is referring to, the vast majority of Americans identified as Christians and so they would seek scriptural justification for anything they think or do. Slavery was a wide-spread practice from ancient times and present in lands of every type of religious belief. Note that the movement to end slavery began among Christians in England and America.

March 04, 2021 6:39 AM  
Anonymous GOPTQ said...


“I believe it's happening. Thank you Jesus!"

That's a tweet from an adherent to QAnon, the dangerous conspiracy theory grounded in Christian nationalism and anti-Semitism, regarding the baseless claim that Trump will miraculously be reinaugurated today, March 4.

The “facts” that prove this, according to QAnon? New presidents were inaugurated on March 4 before 1933, and the Trump International Hotel's room rates have been hiked for that day. And now, a tweet from the US Marshals about Abe Lincoln's inauguration -- which, yes, happened on March 4 -- has added even more fuel to the dangerous fire.

March 04, 2021 7:12 AM  
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March 05, 2021 11:32 AM  

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