Monday, April 3, 2017

Meet David Jeffers Who Claims that Trans Women are Child Molesters

David Jeffers
David Jeffers is a Navarre, FL ne're-do-well and retired NCO. Jeffers is an evangelical Christian who claims to be focused on political truth. Imagine my surprise when Jeffers ran a piece on Christian Newswire titled: “Democrats Abandon Molested Children to Political Extremism.” It begins:
Democrats believe that a man has the right to enter into a little girl's restroom and visually molest her. Truth Watch Pac is raising $25 million to ensure no child has to endure such a horrible fate at the hands of The New Democrat Party.
This bigoted, anti-trans diatribe includes:
Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted and 33% of women who are raped will contemplate or attempt suicide in their lifetime. Seventy percent of sexual assault victims report moderate to high levels of stress, more than victims of any other violent crime in America.

Brian Ward, Project Director at TWP asked, “How do Democrat leaders in America respond to these statistics? They tell sexually assaulted women to get up and go sit in the back of the bus and give up their rights to bathroom privacy simply because a man said so.” Brian believes the DNC is truly a “New Democrat Party" that has become the "ultimate expression of sexism in America.”
This experiment in ignorance meanders at some length including some craziness about the NFL. You get the idea. Suffice it to say trans women and trans girls do not pose a threat to anyone. They have used public restrooms for decades, largely unnoticed. They enter a stall, close the door, pee, flush, wash hands and exit. No one dies.

I have no idea who Brian Ward is (he might be a landscaper in Pensacola) but I do know who is behind this nonsense. That would be David Jeffers.

David Jeffers started Truth Watch Pac on April 1, 2016. Apparently it has never raised any money because it has filed no reports with the Internal Revenue Service. Truth Watch is just a website. For ten bucks you can get Jeffers' newsletter which I am sure is an intellectual banquet of profound importance. Truth Watch is not a 501(c)3 nonprofit nor, for that matter, a legal entity. Presumably the $10 goes to David Jeffers Group LLC which doesn't seem to have a federal EIN. It was registered in Florida in 2011.

Jeffers has online degrees from Liberty U. These have allowed him to operate Jeffers Leadership Institute, which is not a legal entity. Mr. Jeffers is not exactly an organization-development professional nor is he a member of ATD (formerly ASTD). Utterly clueless.

Getting back to that press release:
TWP has a three-pronged strategy to put this issue to rest. Eighty million voters will see ads across a variety of platforms that will build a moral foundation to fight against these sexist policies. Legislation will be introduced to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act that will provide protections for female citizens. Finally, TWP will engage 100,000 lawyers educating them on how to successfully sue organizations that are allowing men into female-only facilities and causing emotional harm to female customers.
That is not a strategy. Those are objectives. They seek to raise $25 million which is unlikely given Jeffers' education and track record. Women are already protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There are about 1.3 million lawyers in the United States. Engaging 100,000 of them would be a challenge. Exactly who is going to teach them how to sue people and why would they need that education?

Why bother with a small-timer?

Several reasons:
  1. While  Jeffers is a rube he did have enough sophistication to file an 8871 with the IRS a year ago for the PAC. You never know.
  2. The press release is extremely bigoted, ignorant and offensive.
  3. Search results are an effective weapon. They exact a price for bigotry and stupidity.

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