When you strip away the bible quotes, the real basis for the homophobia of the Christian right seems to be an obsession with the supposed "unnaturalness" of gay sex. And when it comes to the whole concept of transgender, the small and narrow minds of the Christian right get totally short circuited. This is shown by the collective freak-out, by usual "family values" suspects, about a new California law which protects transgender students. But forget about sex, the strange obsession here is all about bathrooms - an obsession that seems to suggest that these God fearing types have some rather supersized kinky boots. That these boots are made for walking was demonstrated, Tuesday, when the happy hosts of the "morning happy-talk show that "Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream" talked about the California student transgender rights law with a focus on - wait for it - bathrooms - the same focus used by Greg Gutfeld last week. Talk about a bunch of pissants!
If Fox & Friends hates anything, it's that gosh darned "political correctness" which means that nice white folks can't use the "n word" and you have to say "happy holidays" to those godless Jews and atheists. But who knew that a law to protect a class of children from bullying is "political correctness?!" The patented Fox "PC" police audio/visual began the piece. Eric Bolling reported that the bill - wait for it - "gives kids the right to choose what bathroom they use." He added that the students can choose which sports they want to play. While the chyron reinforced the patented Fox "controversy," Clayton Morris noted that the law is intended to curb bullying; "but the opponents say the negative far outweighs the positive." He asked what transgender is all about: "Are these children who consider themselves a different gender and have not gone through some sort of surgery? Is it a child who is conflicted about their sexuality and who chooses to" - wait for it - USE A BOY'S BATHROOM AS OPPOSED TO A GIRL'S..." He went on to say that "it's a difficult situation for families" but there are "a lot of questions."
America's favorite anchor baby and hate-mongering Fox contributor, Michelle Malkin (not a clinician) said "it's fraught with questions" and that this bill "panders to political correctness." She claimed that it's "social engineering run amok." She claimed that the bill doesn't define who is transgender and that will mean "as long as a child has the self-perception that they are transgender, they will be able to go into any" - wait for it - "bathroom that they want." Her eyes widening and her voice nearly hysterical, she claimed that the law "usurps community and parental control...blah, blah, blah..." (Right, let's let communities and parents enable transgender bulling. It's so family values.)
Bolling said that five year olds, who are exposed to transgender, ask what it is. Morris said it's a "slippery slope." Gretchen Carlson offered her two cents worth with the comment that "kids like to pull pranks" and that will mean - wait for it - "the boys will want to go into the girl's bathroom" and vice-versa because they'll say "I was transgender for the moment." She bleated that "I can't get my head around this." Malkin predicted that students will say that "this is an invasion of their privacy." Bolling predicted that sexual harassment cases will occur because - wait for it - transgender boys will say that the hetero-normative boys are exposing themselves to them. Malkin asked if this is the biggest problem in CA schools when text scores are going down and the state is in debt. (Malkin is lying because CA has a surplus). Exhibiting her trademark class, she said "thanks Jerry Moonbeam." (I believe Malkin lives in Colorado) Clayton Morris said that it has "one of the worst public school systems in the country" - another bogus Fox fact as the most recent "Education Weeks Quality Counts" survey ranks California number 35 with a C grade while a bunch of red states get worse grades.
GLAAD (Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has cited Fox News for its insulting coverage of transgender issues. As seen in both the Gutfeld piece and this one, it's a well founded accusation. Transgender rights will encourage boys and girls to use each other's bathrooms to sneak a peek? Really? In keeping with the bathroom narrative, I think we can safely say that the gang on Fox & Friends is really full of shit!
(3/2120 Update: video is no longer available)
As for trans boys encountering a cis boy “exposing himself,” most guys don’t really do that. (Think of it this way—how many flashers expose themselves to men, or people they think are men?) Teen guys, especially the ones who think of themselves as “straight,” may not have a problem joking around or checking out their buddies in the locker room, but NOT the bathroom. To put it in a slightly offensive way, doing that in the bathroom is just “gay.” Any teen boy who would do that to a trans-boy would do it to a cis-girl, but would clearly be doing it for, um shall we say, rape-y reasons and wouldn’t be hesitant to do it in the boys’ room OR the girls’ room.