The so-called Traditional Values Coalition, following an historic Senate ENDA hearing on Tuesday, is mailing out transphobic donation requests that scaremonger over transgender people teaching kids–as though this should inspire horror and fits of the vapors.
Referring to the figure in the picture above as “Mary,” the email lands with the title “Mary Needs Help.” It reads:
Mary is a little, shall we say, confused…
…but Mary isn’t confused about whether or not the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is going to allow someone like him to keep teaching your kids while he undergoes his transformation from ugly caterpillar into a beautiful… something or other…
First of all, if this was meant to be an intelligent, even humorous, rhetorical device it didn’t work, not even a bit.
Second, the misgendering is blatant and deliberately offensive. I wouldn’t expect anything less, but it still should be noted.
Third, on the scaremongering that there will be transgender people in schools: so what? So long as they are qualified to teach and maintain the professionalism expected of all teachers, what is the problem? Ah, but there’s the rub, it’s harder to demonize trans people to your kids when their favorite teacher is in fact trans identifying.
Believe it or not, Mary isn’t alone.
I just sat through a U.S. Senate hearing on ENDA that his friends were able to get, and I have got to put some media heat on these deeply troubled individuals before the Obama administration gives the homosexual/transgender lobby the single largest gift in the history of their movement!
Can you please donate $35 right now so I can put some media attention on this guy?
And now we get to the heart of it–they just want money. Shock.
ENDA is a very real threat to classrooms across the nation. Traditional Values Coalition has been fighting this bill since it was first floated in 1994, and we have continued to fight it tooth and nail.
Not only would ENDA threaten the religious liberties of anyone questioning whether teachers such as “Mary” were appropriate for a Kindergarten classroom,ENDA would force public schools and local governments to hire transgenders and she-males as a “protected class” — even to the point of forcing 34 state governments to legalize the “Dirty 30″ of bizarre sexual orientations as cited by the American Psychiatric Association.
No it wouldn’t. The Tradition Values Coalition and its ilk have continually pushed this lie but have never been able to evidence that this would happen because there’s absolutely no mention of this in the legislation. What they are doing is making an assumption that, based on the false equivalency that LGBT identity is the same as diagnoses of fetishism, this must necessarily follow. Oh, and ENDA has broad religious exemptions so religious schools would be able to keep hiring and firing as they like.
That’s wrong. I intend to stop ENDA before it reaches a boiling point. The mainstream media isn’t going to simply give Christians a fair shake on ENDA. They will ignore us if we let them. TVC killed ENDA two years ago. In fact, ENDA was scheduled to be voted on, but the liberals were too scared to vote on the bill when the truth was revealed ENDA would put transgenders in the classroom teaching our kids!
Historical revisionism. The legislation didn’t receive a vote amid the traction gained on a DADT repeal and it was unlikely, given the Republican House leadership’s influence, that enough support could be gained to pass ENDA through the lower chamber without serious political capital being redirected from the DADT push. (This is not to comment on whether or not that should have happened, only to state the facts). That TVC is claiming this as a victory is unabashed self-aggrandizement that speaks of how TVC is apparently desperate for funds and willing to play loose with the truth.
I intend to be right there at the every stage of the game, emptying the office and bringing my staff with me, handing out press releases, white papers, talking one-on-one to members of the media — whatever it takes to let the homosexual/transgender lobby know that we’re watching them.
I’m sure they know you’re watching them TVC. And I’m sure that, like me, they’ll disseminate your ridiculous, transphobic mailer as widely as possible so the media can see what disgusting lengths you’ll go to in order to stop the Employment Non Discrimination Act, which is basic employment protection legislation that over 70% of Americans and all religious denominations support.
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