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Legalizing Deception: Why “Gender Identity” Should Not be Added to Anti-discrimination LegislationWhich is why Trans people should be denied actual rather than nominal legal protection from violent acts. Not that violence can be condoned of course.
Persons who present themselves in public as the other sex say they need such protections because they are afraid of violence. This fear is real. When someone is deceived — particularly in such a personal matter has the sex of an intimate partner or potential spouse — anger is an understandable reaction. Violent acts can never be condoned, but if such legislation is passed those who have been deceived will be denied any legal recourse and the deceivers will be portrayed as victims.
Because if violence against Trans people was actually illegal, or existing laws enforced, then the murder victims would be portrayed as, well, victims. And the killers would have no legal recourse, they'd face prosecution for what they did. This is a Bad Thing in the Catholic Exchange's view.
Not that violence can be condoned of course. Just... allowed. Legally, not morally.
If “gender identity” is added to anti-discrimination legislation, the lie of “sex change” will be taught in the schools. It won’t be long before we will have children’s books about how Johnny’s daddy is now Johnny’s mommy and everyone is living happily ever after.
It's Andrew. My son's name is Andrew, not Johnny.
Attack me, it's one thing. Attempt to make my son's life more difficult for having the grave misfortune to have such a peculiar parent, that's another. People may differ in opinions as to my own actions, but this "premier Catholic portal on the Internet" opines that it would be highly desirable that my son be persecuted for that.
And should I get upset by that, it's just a sign of mental illness, "narcissistic rage".It's not enough that we suffer, we must be made to suffer in silence or sustain additional slurs.
Now I'm not saying that all Catholics share the author's views, let's be clear on that. I'm not saying that most do, as I don't believe that either. I'm not even saying that many do, though that's only because I lack insufficient evidence to prove that beyond any doubt. But where is the outcry from those Catholics who deplore these views?
It's called Aiding and Abetting.
Crossposted from the Catholic Answers Forum