Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Even by Washington Times standards...

“These are also the same dopes who do not believe in climate change, claim that tornadoes are caused by same-sex marriage and tout thoroughly discredited conversion therapy.”
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Even for the Moonie Daily AKA Washington Times, Cheryl K. Chumley is a standout. Tuesday she writes: Transgenderism is a political figment, not biological truth. That is so spectacularly stupid as to defy comment but I will try.

People become transgender because it is the only known way to mitigate the symptoms of gender dysphoria. The existence of gender dysphoria is an irrefutable scientific fact that has been documented in medical literature for at least 75 years. There is no intervention known to medical science that addresses gender dysphoria.

Of course Brian S. Brown is now an expert on gender science

Brian S. Brown
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Brian S. Brown's latest email on behalf of National Organization for Marriage is titled: “Don't let them erase the reality of male and female.” Brown, a fundamentalist Catholic, believes that his god created everyone male or female and that gender, as a separate construct, does not exist.

According to Blowhard Brian:

Erudite, intelligent priest on his knees before Peter Sprigg

Tadeusz Pacholczyk

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Catholic Herald
On Monday Reverend Tadeusz Pacholczyk wrote: Sexual Orientation: Hope for restoration and healing with SOCE for the Catholic Herald. The source for Pacholczyk's enlightenment was none other than Peter Sprigg. This is very disappointing.

Disappointing because Father Pacholczyk should know better. After all, he has a PhD in neuroscience from Yale. Surely he knows a thing or two about evaluating research. Pacholczyk grew up knowing better because his father was a professor of astrophysics at the University of Arizona. Pacholczyk's field (within the Catholic Church) is bioethics. I do not agree with his (anti-choice) conclusions but he makes good arguments.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Count on The Federalist to provide a forum for transphobic BS

David Marcus
David Marcus (date unknown)
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According to one David Marcus: The Trump Administration Is Right To Define Gender Biologically. The remarkable subtitle for this enlightening polemic is:
The federal government needs a definition of gender rooted in science and the Trump administration is right to enforce it.
I will get back to that but first, about Mr. Marcus. According to the Federalist, Marcus is the artistic director of Blue Box World in Brooklyn. Blue Box World has nothing to do with the well known Bluebox Theatre Co. on Long Island. According to the website of Blue Box World (BBW):

The Trump/Severino transagenda

An obvious effort to float an anti-trans policy proposal before the midterms.
Roger Severino
Roger Severino is the anti-choice, anti-LGBT devout Catholic lawyer who is the director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS.
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The venerable New York Times has a draft of a memo from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services. According to the Times:
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Polemicist ponders Jesus' disapproval of homosexuality

R.L. David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly is not overly fond of gay people
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R.L. David Jolly (not the former Congress Critter) writes: Did Jesus Approve of Homosexuality?. Predictably, Mr. Jolly cites sufficient scripture to conclude that Jesus did not approve of homosexuality. He is correct. I agree.

However

The understanding of homosexuality throughout the Roman Empire was not the same as it is today. What Jesus knew to be homosexuality was the conduct of heterosexual patrician men having sex with young slave boys. Doing so was perfectly acceptable in Roman high society as long as the elite was the “top.”

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Discourtesy is not optional for Al Mohler - It is required

Al Mohler
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Al Mohler thinks it is necessary for Christians to demonstrate their ignorance. According to one Kiley Crossland:
Transgender activists proclaimed Wednesday as the first International Pronoun Day, dedicated to the idea that “referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is a basic human dignity.” More than 300 nonprofit organizations, government groups, businesses, colleges, and universities signed on to celebrate the so-called holiday.