Thursday, April 21, 2016

Curt Schilling's firing exposes right-wing & evangelical Christian hypocrisy

I once said that I would not put the following pic on my blog. I apologize for breaking that vow but a point needs to be made.

The above disgusting pic, along with a vicious anti-transgender rant is the main reason why ESPN fired sportscaster Curt Schilling. As you can see, it's an ugly, paranoid, and very inaccurate take in support of these various "bathroom bills" some state legislators have been attempting to pass.

Of course the figure above is not reflective of a transgender woman. It is the manifestation of anti-transgender hysteria of what a transgender woman would be. It is no more real than the characterizations of African-Americans or Jewish people seen below:

But you can't tell that to conservatives and members of the evangelical right, such as Ted Cruz, Todd Starnes, Sean Hannity, etc. To them, the victim of the entire incident is not the transgender community, who have to deal with yet another person putting their mental and physical health in danger and accusing them of being predators.

To these so-called upstanding defenders of morality and truth, the victim is Schilling:

Breitbart News Uses Anti-Transgender Slur To Defend Curt Schilling

 Hannity Misgenders Caitlyn Jenner And Calls On Her To Come To “Curt Schilling’s Defense”

 Fox Panel Suggests ESPN's Decision To Fire Curt Schilling Is "Literally Destroying Society"

 Fox’s Todd Starnes Defends Curt Schilling, Says Meme Attacking Transgender People Is Not "Controversial"

'Inclusive' ESPN yanks Schilling for voicing opinion

 Cruz rips ESPN for firing Curt Schilling over transgender post

These folks scream bloody murder about "persecution"  when businesses aren't allowed to discriminate against lgbts, but will actually defend nasty images and lies against the transgender community, without even caring how much damage these images and lies would do.

There is definitely something wrong in America, but perhaps those who do the loudest whining about it need to look in the mirror. They'll easily find the problem.

UPDATE - As expected, even the supposed "Christian" group Family Research Council is defending Schilling and the above picture:

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is used to throwing people out -- not being thrown out. But after the former World Series Champ expressed his colorful opinion about the bathroom debate in North Carolina, ESPN fired him. Although Schilling made the comments on his personal page (which included a disclaimer that the opinion was 100% his), it didn't matter. The idea that any father wouldn't want his daughter to share a restroom with a grown man was too much for the sports network, who sent the MLB record-holder to "the showers" in another obvious attempt at "tolerance." "ESPN is an inclusive company," officials said, ignoring the irony, not to mention blatant hypocrisy. "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated." While some say the picture and post could have been more artfully communicated, Schilling is obviously as bewildered as the rest of us at this fast-speed train of gender lunacy. "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with..." he argued, pointing out some very blunt anatomical differences.

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