The Vatican is obsessed with what the pope calls “gender theory.” Therefore, Ryan T. Anderson, Defender of the Faith®, is obsessed with where transgender people can pee.
For weeks now, Ryan T. Anderson has been claiming that South Dakota’s vicious anti-trans bill represented something of a compromise — The reality is far different.
The starting point for Anderson is that transgender people do not exist. That is not because of any evidence from medical or social science. It is because theologians have made a religious determination. Anderson’s expectation is that the United States should be run according to his superstitions. As I wrote earlier today, South Dakota Gov. Dougaard vetoed the bill in question. Anderson is displeased:
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, officially has
no problem with boys in girls’ locker rooms. There’s no other way to say
it. Special interests and big businesses effectively lobbied the
governor to veto a good bill because of the threats they made. Welcome
to cultural cronyism at the bathroom.
As I said, Anderson does not believe that transgender people exist. He might get paychecks from Heritage and Witherspoon Institute but the reality is that Anderson is a Vatican courtier. Some would say “the Virginal Queen.”
Anderson is claiming that the governor yielded (he eventually writes “caved”) to the desires of others, specifically big business donors. The governor met with those for and against this legislation. He ultimately concluded that the legislation is unnecessary and that the problem, if there is a problem, should be solved by school administrators rather than the government. It all seems perfectly reasonable.
Because Anderson does not like Dougaard’s decision he cannot accept that making a determination based upon a sober evaluation of both sides isn’t “caving” to the decisions of others. In other words; “it must be that the devil made him do it.” Don’t laugh. Anderson’s simplistic world is one of good and evil with a strong belief that Satan exists. LGBT activists are part of Satan’s army. It’s Game of Thrones without the intelligence.
A verbose Anderson goes on and on and on about the injustice and iniquity of it all. The surplus verbiage is irrelevant because Anderson doesn’t accept the simple fact that transgender kids do exist. Moreover, the earlier they transition, the more likely it is that they will have a happy, productive life. Anderson wants to effectively hit a pause button figuring that these children will change their minds. After all, their problem, according to Ryan T., is that they are confused.
Anderson is not a critical thinker. The Church makes most of his decisions for him. His thought process is devoted to rationalizing those predetermined outcomes. And it shows.