Thursday, January 17, 2019

Polemicist: If trans people are protected from workplace discrimination more disabled women will be raped

Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart | Image: The Federalist
Nothing is too stupid for The Federalist. On Thursday Natasha Chart writes: How Do We Reconcile Gender Self-Identification With Protecting The Disabled? The answer to her rhetorical question is: “Doing so is unnecessary.” I'll get there but first:
The Insider headline on a story about the unsolved rape of a San Carlos Apache woman in a long-term care facility in Arizona read, “Police to take DNA from every male carer who had access to the woman who gave birth after 14 years in a vegetative state.”

"The Devil is Using the Democratic Party to Destroy America"

Larry Tomczak
Larry Tomczak circa 2015
Image via YouTube
Well, at least Larry Tomczak used “Democratic” in lieu of the customary “Democrat Party.” Ordinarily I write about Tomczak due to his spectacular bigotry towards LGBT people. Most recently I wrote about his tantrum in reaction to the film Boy Erased (Tomczak is a promoter of pray-away-the-gay practitioners). The current headline was too good to pass up.
I lived in the DC area for 24 years, worked directly across from the White House and taught the Bible weekly to 2000 young people 10 minutes away. Positioned in the heart of the Capital, we prayed for the government each meeting …

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Michael Brown should follow his own advice

Dr. Michael Brown
Image via YouTube
Michael Brown has yet another anti-LGBT screed. This jeremiad is titled: The Self-Destruction of LGBT Activism. According to Brown:
Sometimes, in a debate or a court of law, the best way to let your opponent lose is simply to let him (or her) continue to speak. Soon enough, they sink their own ship. It's the same with LGBT activism. The more "victories" it gains, the more it exposes (and destroys) itself.
The way in which we allow others to speak is to shut the hell up. Michael Brown is both a flamethrower and a consistent source of fuel for those of us who follow the religious right. Brown is utterly obsessed with LGBT people. Often that is a measure of someone's insecurities.

Another amicus brief - another anti-science crackpot physician

Dr. Miriam Grossman
The rabidly anti-LGBT Dr. Miriam Grossman is an adolescent and child psychiatrist in Los Angeles.
Image via YouTube
Dr. Miriam Grossman of Los Angeles emerges as a relatively new name in transphobic, intellectually dishonest rhetoric. (This is the first time she has come to my attention.) Grossman has signed onto an amicus brief in Drew Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County, Florida generated by the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom.

This case is before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Drew Adams is a transgender boy. In July, 2018 a federal district court ruled that Drew must be permitted to use the boys' restroom at school. Since then I doubt that anyone has died. The sky has not fallen and Earth is still spinning on its axis.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Known Christian grifter has not filed a tax return since 2012 and is still tax-exempt

And, some mind numbing statistics on IRS compliance.
Ken Gaub
Via Ken Gaub Ministries
Kenneth Gaub of Yakima, WA claims that he has raised a baby from the dead and healed crippled people. He also has the chutzpah to claim that he has received telephone calls intended for him from payphones as he walked by. (Has anyone seen a payphone lately?) But his background is even murkier.

Ken Gaub had two sons; Dan and Nathan. Dan took his own life in 2012, allegedly to avoid prosecution for a Ponzi scheme that netted about $40 million from hundreds of victims. It is alleged that Ken Gaub was the recipient of assets from Dan's scam including large sums of cash and numerous luxury vehicles. It has been reported that Nathan Gaub is still scamming people with a phony commodities trading program. The Gaub family has denied those accusations.

AFA survey reveals much about its constituency and its immorality

“Support for Trump has become transactional insanity. People are willing to discard their fundamental moral beliefs.”
Immigration graphic via IVN
American Family Association — an anti-LGBT hate group — did some sort of “survey” regarding immigration. According to AFA they had 34,514. They also claim:
In the first three and a half hours the survey was live, over 18,000 responded. By the time the survey closed, some important findings were uncovered.
I have no idea what “live” means in this context. Nor do I know how the other 16,000 respondents answered the questions. Nevertheless:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Heritage staffer compares trans people to people who think they are animals

Ken McIntyre has a pretentious academic title at Heritage Foundation. He is also the senior editor of the organization's blog, Daily Signal. Monday, McIntyre is airing emails or letters that Heritage supposedly received about the woes of Peter Vlaming, a Virginia teacher who was dismissed for refusing to conform to school district policy.

Vlaming was an effective and popular teacher. Unfortunately he is enslaved by Christian belief which he felt required him to misgender a transgender student. Vlaming was subjected to progressive discipline due process and refused to agree to obey school district policies. Eventually the school board terminated Vlaming with a unanimous 5-0 vote. What Vlaming wanted amounted to Christian Privilege. He wanted a special exception to established policy.