Rape and predation talk about trans youthTrans Progressive Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Commentary: Trans Progressive
How does one respond to the statement, “There is a demon of rape inside of this [transgender] movement to violate your daughters.” Do you laugh and shake your head at the stupidity? Do you brush it off?
Or, do you cry?
Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt has a YouTube channel entitled Pray In Jesus Name, and he stated that in his Nov. 27 posting. In that 27-minute video he had a segment on Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old trans girl from Colorado.
Klingenschmitt also stated in that video that Coy was “being abused by his parents. These abusive parents now have used this little boy to try and claim that he’s a girl to try and tell the world that they ought to let transgender adults into your little girl’s public bathrooms!” He also said the reason Coy’s parents are allowing her to transition is because “they have a political agenda to push these co-ed bathroom bills into Colorado state law.”
In his Oct. 23 video posting, Klingenschmitt stated that the Florence High School trans teenage girl who was falsely accused of sexually harassing other girls in her high school was “raping, at least visually, [the school’s other] teenage girls” in the school’s locker rooms.
If that wasn’t enough rape and abuse language being used in conjuction with minor trans youth for you, then Delta County, Colorado School Board member Katherine Svenson added more to the mix.
“I would like to pass out something that shows people what is going on in the rest of the country,” stated Svenson at the October meeting of the Delta County School Board. “Massachusetts and California have passed laws relating to letting a student perform as the gender he thinks he is, or she is; I just want to emphasize not in this district. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here.”
When KREX reporter Amanda Brandeis interviewed her regarding her statement, she stood by it. “I don’t have a problem if some boys think they are girls, I’m just saying as long as they can impregnate a woman, they’re not going to go in the girls locker-room.” When Transadvocate editor Cristan Williams asked Svenson if she was referring to transgender youth raping other female students, she replied “Totally correct. And that’s all I’m saying, that on the basis of identifying them as of the male sex – capable of producing seed – that they have no place being within view of the private parts of the female sex – defined as having the capability of being fertilized.”
Dran Reese, the head of the Salt & Light Council (a nonprofit dedicated to promoting biblical values) here in San Diego, told our local ABC affiliate that there was “a recent case in which a Los Angeles area high school student complained to her school that a transgender boy harassed her and peeked at girls over the stalls.” By “transgender boy,” Reese meant a trans girl that she considers to be a boy.
When Cristan Williams fact-checked this story with a representative of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the representative stated that “[LAUSD] did get the complaint and it turned out that it was fabricated by one of the parents who opposes transgender students in schools. So it was an unfortunate situation, to have to put the students through, but it was fabricated.”
When we talk about civil rights that include trans people, these kinds of statements are the subtext. What’s perhaps a relatively new twist to the “bathroom bill” meme – the meme that transgender people are bathroom rapists and “peeping toms” – is that there are now a number of conservative Christians who are attributing those illegal behaviors to trans minors … even ones who are as young as six.
Me, I react first with tears and next with anger. Then those feelings are turned to passion to make the world a better place for today’s and tomorrow’s trans youth.
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