Some People are Trans - Get over it
Friday (TGIF — it’s been a frustrating week), a post at hate site LifeSiteNews reminds me that some of the holier-than-thou crowd are selective observers of their own sanctimony. They lie with great ease.

For the record, this is not a universal characteristic. I have conservative Christian friends who are always truthful. Prevarication is most prevalent — it seems — among the folks who have dedicated their lives to denigrating LGBTQ persons. These are negative, rarely successful people who feel elevated by demeaning others whom they disapprove of.

The post is titled: ‘Gender fluid’ bathroom rapist at Virginia high school sentenced, put on sex offender list. The author is Raymond Wolfe who appears to be otherwise unemployed. The last time I mentioned Mr. Wolfe it was because he is profoundly confused and disoriented. Moreover, the 1-watt bulb seems to have a reading deficiency. Enough of the argument ad hominem. Let’s move on.

This is about the kid in Loudoun County who raped a girl in the bathroom. Rarely mentioned is the fact that the girl arranged the sexual tryst and she also selected the location. That is not to say that what happened to her was okay. It was not. She changed her mind. She was entitled to change her mind. The boy was obliged to to honor the girl’s decision.

“Claiming that transgender women and girls are rapists does violence to people whose only ‘sin’ is having a medical condition that some fools disapprove of for no tangible reason.”

It has been said that the kid is bisexual and likes to wear a dress from time to time. I don’t know if any of that is true but there are two more victims (one did not press charges) and all three victims are female. Furthermore, if it is true that the boy likes to wear a dress from time-to-time then that makes him (in all likelihood) a cross-dresser.

Cross-dressing is not synonymous with transgender. It is a fetish. Furthermore, it is usually limited to heterosexual males.

Raymond Wolfe is quite transparent. He wants to suggest that the rapist is transgender. Thus, according to his “logic,” transgender girls pose a threat to others. Later on, in the text, Mr. Wolfe turns a dishonest suggestion into an outright lie while — with some irony — dishonestly claiming that School Superintendent Scott Ziegler is a liar:

But at a school board meeting in June, Ziegler claimed that “we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms” and that “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.”

What Ziegler said is that there was no record of a transgender student assaulting anyone. Thus, there was no transgender “predator.” That is, in fact, the absolute truth.

“Some say that the Church owes an apology to the gay community. While there are far fewer transgender persons, the effect of the Church’s misguided malevolence is far greater.”

By saying that Ziegler is being untruthful, Wolfe — again, with some irony — is trying to insist that there was a transgender predator.

There is no evidence of any transgender female ever assaulting a cisgender female in a bathroom anywhere in the United States.

The facts do not support Raymond Wolfe’s narrative that transgender people are evil, let alone violent and rapists. Wolfe doesn’t know any trans persons. Wolfe’s “knowledge” is limited to religious dogma.

Wolfe does not approve of trans persons because the Vatican claims that transgender people cannot exist. Their existence — according to Catholic doctrine would contradict scripture and that is unacceptable.

Transgender persons — particularly trans youth — are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Transgender women are four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than the general population.

Claiming that transgender women and girls are rapists does violence to people whose only “sin” is having a medical condition that some fools disapprove of for no tangible reason. This is a direct effort to validate ancient religious teachings at the expense of others. I am hardly an expert but that does not seem very “Christ-like.”

Some say that the Church owes an apology to the gay community. While there are far fewer transgender persons, the effect of the Church’s misguided malevolence is far greater.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.