By Lahla, 11-10-08, 04:03 PMAnd this:
You’re not a man because you have an operation. You’re just a freak who believes everything they’re told. Do you honestly think all of us don’t feel like we should in our body? It’s a natural way of life. These people are just so insane they think they really should be a man or woman when they’re a woman or man, respectively. Get a hobby, freak.
By Mr. T, 11-11-08, 05:14 PMWhich doesn't work, but makes those wishing for it feel more comfortable. And this:
There is a psychological condition where a person believes he has too many limbs. Doctors rarely if ever perform an amputation. Why then would they perform a surgery for someone who think he’s in the wrong body? For a man becoming a woman, they cut open the penis and turn it inside-out. I really wish instead they insisted they got therapy until they accepted hand they were dealt.
By Normal, 11-11-08, 08:20 PMAnd so on.
Wow, I’m amazed at the number of weird perverts.....
It could be worse though. And sure enough, over at the Memphis Flyer, it is. Discussing the police beating, and subsequent murder, of Duanna Johnson.
Toast, Midtown 11/10/2008 - 3:44pmNice. And this one:
V-8 POWER, south 11/11/2008 - 6:55pmAbout 25% of the comments are like that, it's not that I'm cherry-picking. Some have been suspicious of police involvement, others bemoaning the rate of violence in the community generally. A few were even supportive.
what are they gonna bury this freak in,,a dress or suit..?
Now that the UPI has picked the story up - with the detail that Duanna was killed execution-style with a single gunshot to the head - maybe it will go national. We'll see.
Finally, a post on TransEpiscopal that literally brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes it seems an awfully big mountain, and an awfully small teaspoon to be moving it with. I need the occasional story like this to recharge my batteries, and restore my faith in Humankind.
When Bishop Gayle Harris asked if we were ready to vote, she didn’t have time to specify that those in favor of the resolution should signify a yes by raising their yellow cards. Yellow cards just started rising, beginning with the left side of the hall. “Hey, what if I had started with the nos?!” she said. But the avalanche was unstoppable: a sea of yellow cards filled the room. When Bishop Harris asked those against the resolution to raise their red cards, I saw no more than 10, again, in a room of about 800 people. I imagine there were some quiet abstentions, but based on that sea of yellow cards, there can’t have been many.Excelsior.
So the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has now gone on record in support of transgender civil rights here in Massachusetts as well as at the federal level, and it has asked the General Convention next summer to augment its non-discrimination canon to include transgender people as part of the ministry of all the baptized.