James Dobson Tells Parents, ‘Protect Your Kids From Tyrant Obama’
Dr. James Dobson is sad that men aren’t shooting transgender people â€“Â whom he suggests are all “perverts” â€“Â when they use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. The founder of Focus On The Family, andÂ what today is an anti-gay hate group,Â Family Research Council, describes what he believesÂ to be a typical transgender woman: “a strange-looking man, dressed like a woman,” who peers “over toilet cubicles to watch your wife in a private moment.”Â
In a WND column titled, “Protect Your Kids From Tyrant Obama,” Dobson, once heralded as one of the most influentialÂ Christian evangelical leaders in the country and the logical successor to Billy Graham, asks: “What should be done to the pervert who was using mirrors to watch women and girls in their stalls?”
And then he expresses his sadness that transgender women aren’t being shot these days, perhaps suggesting that they should be, just for peeing in the women’s restroom.
“If you are a dad, I pray you will protect your little girls from men who walk in unannounced, unzip their pants and urinate in front of them. If this had happened 100 years ago, someone might have been shot. Where is todayâ€™s manhood? God help us!”
This is dangerous talk, to be sure, as Raw Story’s Lorraine Berry explains:
“It is not clear if Dobson is aware that he is using the language of protecting a womanâ€™s honor by killing those who might violate it,Â but his languageÂ is reminiscent of the ways that mobs were whipped up to hang black men and boys for perceived slights to white women.”
Michael Stone at Progressive Secular Humanist puts it more bluntly. In an article titled, “James Dobson: Kill Transgender People Using Public Bathrooms,” Stone writes, “Evangelist James Dobson says transgender people using public bathrooms should be shot.”
It’s really not much of a stretch to say Dobson is telegraphing a call to violentÂ action to those who read between the lines.
And to reinforce his call to violent action, Dobson insists, “We must fight to protect our homes and families from politically correct politicians who would create new entitlements that take away our liberties. There is no time to lose. Our children hang in the balance.”
Dobson goes on to label President Barack Obama a “tyrant,” and asks, “How dare he assault centuries of modesty and moral beliefs! By what authority does he tell parents and school officials what to teach children under their care? Christian parents, does this outrageous order violate something deep within your sense of propriety? The president has already maneuvered the courts to undermine a 5,000-year-old definition of marriage, after experiencing his infamous epiphany. Now he is determined to change Western civilization forever. He becomes more reckless and defiant as his second term comes to an end. Never has an American president been so absorbed with the use and abuse of power, and unfortunately, he still has seven months to go. What is next?”
Some responses via Twitter:
Evangelist James Dobson laments the lack of transgender shooting victims. Domestic terrorism, anyone? https://t.co/0QpD5aGUQR
â€” Brynn Tannehill (@BrynnTannehill) June 1, 2016
James Dobson from Focus On The Family advocates that we who are transgender be shot!! https://t.co/oQYaeIuVgo
â€” Amber N Trans Girl (@AmberTransGirl1) June 1, 2016
This IS promoting hate and MURDER, even should be considered domestic terrorism. These idiots do NOT know what… https://t.co/etv06IvICf
â€” Jacalyn Engler (@Jarnocan) June 1, 2016
â€” Frank Dunn (@FrankieMcCranky) June 1, 2016
CW: Violent transphobia. So James Dobson is basically telling people to murder trans women who use women’s restrooms https://t.co/OhHzwGwwCd
â€” MayaScientist (@MadScientist212) June 1, 2016
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‘I Will Not Stand by Silently’: Sotomayor Blasts SCOTUS Conservatives Over Their Latest Attack on Abortion Rights
“The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed outrage at her conservative Supreme Court colleagues Thursday afternoon, after the six right wing jurists went one step further in attacking the constitutional guarantee of abortion.
Voting 6-3 against a women’s health care provider the Court denied a request by Texas Women’s Health, which provides abortion services, to change jurisdictions, which according to Justice Sotomayor the Court should have done.
“The lawsuit is now stalled with the Texas Supreme Court,” Rewire News reports.
Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, a Supreme Court expert calls Sotomayor’s dissent “stunning.”
“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor writes. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee. I dissent.”
She begins her dissent by explaining the case:
“It has been over four months since Texas Senate Bill 8 (S. B. 8) took effect. The law immediately devastated access to abortion care in Texas through a complicated private-bounty-hunter scheme that violates nearly 50 years of this Court’s precedents.”
“Today, for the fourth time, this Court declines to protect pregnant Texans from egregious violations of their constitutional rights. One month after directing that the petitioners’ suit could proceed in part, the Court countenances yet another violation of its own commands. Instead of stopping a Fifth Circuit panel from indulging Texas’ newest delay tactics, the Court allows the State yet again to extend the deprivation of the federal constitutional rights of its citizens through procedural manipulation. The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”
In response the Guttmacher Institute, an organization focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, accused the Supreme Court of “once again putting ideology over the rule of law.”
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Ivanka Trump Responds to Committee’s Invite by Saying She Called for End to Violence – Leaves Out ‘Patriots’ Part
Ivanka Trump is responding to her invitation from the January 6 Committee by issuing a statement that is being seen suggesting she has no intention of accepting. Earlier Thursday the Committee sent the former First Daughter and White House senior advisor a lengthy 11-page letter asking for her voluntary cooperation.
A statement from her spokesperson given to CNN White House Correspondent Kate Bennett references a tweet posted by Ivanka Trump the day of the attack on the Capitol – a tweet she was forced to delete after massive outrage.
“As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally,” the statement reads. “As she publicly stated at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately.”
NEW: @IvankaTrump's spokesperson tells me Ivanka "just learned" of the 1/6 Committee's invitation to appear before them, but from the response below, it sounds as though she isn't planning to do so: pic.twitter.com/VXpUXDnEuP
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) January 20, 2022
But in the actual Ivanka Trump called the insurrectionists “American Patriots,” as CNN reported that day:
— CNN (@CNN) January 6, 2021
Georgia Prosecutor Asks to Convene Special Grand Jury to Investigate Donald Trump’s Alleged Election Interference
A Georgia county district attorney has requested to convene a special grand jury to assist in her investigation of Donald Trump‘s alleged election interference.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a letter to the county’s Superior Court chief judge writes that her office “has received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia’s administration of elections in 2020, including the State’s election of the President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions,” according to the Associated Press.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (photo) was forced to release audio of then-President Trump appearing to intimidate him into fixing the election in his favor.
Trump, in the audio, can be heard berating and threatening the Republican Secretary of State, demanding he “recalculate” the losing election results and “find 11,780 votes” for him, which would have enabled Trump to falsely be declared the winner. Raffensberger refused.
“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump told Raffensberger. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”
“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” he added, falsely. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Willis told the AP the scope of her investigation “includes — but is not limited to — a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.”
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