The quote in the title (above) is by a woman named Julie West, who has two children at the University Tennessee – where apparently “they are willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of gender inclusivity”. It’s because of this Franklin Graham has his tightie-whities in a wad.
According to the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, educators are concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers. “There are dozens of gender-neutral pronouns,” said Donna Braquet, Director of the university’s Pride Center. She suggests using a variety of gender neutral pronouns instead of traditional pronouns.
Here is what makes people like Old Franklin so dangerous. He writes that “secularists and progressives are pushing their godless agenda into our education system and corporate America”. As opposed to what Mr. Graham? Biblical teachings? We have a little thing called Separation of Church and State, so unless you own this university and fund it privately, I’d suggest you stop talking. Oh and yes, there is a gender neutral word for idiot. The word is “intolerant”.
I have a suggestion for you Mr. Graham. Why don’t you spend your time and energy feeding the hungry children or housing the homeless in Tennessee, instead of blithering away on a topic about which you are ill-informed? Your bigotry shines through, as always. Do something productive or, just sit quietly while the rest of the world seeks progress and inclusion.
I stumbled upon this article while sipping coffee this morning. Ah coffee, the nectar of the gods… Any-hoo, I saw a story on the “book of face” and opened the article to see if it was some new hate, or the same hate served on a different plate. Ha-ha, Plate of Hate – that’s mine, so don’t use it.
The article was about the casual but derogatory use of the word ‘tranny’. The article says, in short, that a business owner used the word as a means to promote his business and when called out for using the word, tried to make a joke of it. He later released an apology. Sort of. It was more like “sorry-not sorry”. Here is an excerpt, complete with misspellings and improper grammar; …”your a propaganda machine at best as a responsible organisation truly missions with education would have at least called me and educated me before trying to end the lively hood of a good man with great kids and a kind hearted blessing of a wife and a store full of staff of all races sexual orientations religious beliefs but with a common denomination of being good hardworking people“.
Wow. Did you get that? You could have called me. Really? You make derogatory remarks about a group of people and expect to get a phone call to educate you? Um, no. You made the remarks in public using social media. You were called out in public using social media. No one owes you the courtesy of a phone call Mr. DeSantis. But you do owe all Trans people and their allies a true, heartfelt apology. You were a jerk, now own it. And while you’re at it, how ’bout slicing yourself a big piece of humble pie. Here’s hoping you choke on it.