Friday, August 04, 2017

Bullying In The Name Of God

“Religious freedom!” What it really means is a license to discriminate, Trump and the Republican party are pushing legislation that will give special rights to “religious organizations” to discriminate against LGBT people.

Some are not waiting, cyberbullying is becoming more common.
Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Dillard Accused of Bullying TLC's Jazz Jennings
E! News
By Corinne Heller
August 3, 2017

Don't expect a Counting On-I Am Jazz crossover any time soon.

Derick Dillard, who stars on the former TLC series with 19 Kids and Counting alum Jill Duggar (aka Jill Duggar Dillard), has a problem with Jazz Jennings' reality show and the fact that she identifies as a girl. The 16-year-old star of I Am Jazz, which also airs on TLC, is one of the most famous and youngest transgender celebs in the world.

"What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," Derick, 28, tweeted, in response to a promotional tweet from TLC about the series. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
And how did Jazz reply? She took the upper road…
Jennings has since responded on Twitter, writing, "Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different."
And Mr. Dillard took the low road…
"I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here," Derick replied.
You are going to find that this will becoming more common as it is being encouraged by Trump, Sessions, DeVos, and other appointees.

Case in point, take Trump’s recent ambassador appointment for International Religious Freedom.
Trump Taps LGBTQ-Rights Opponent Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador
By Julie Moreau
July 31,2017

Last Wednesday, on what LGBTQ advocates have called the “administration’s anti-LGBT day,” President Donald Trump said he would nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a vocal opponent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

If confirmed, Brownback would lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, a section of the U.S. Department of State responsible for “promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy.”
It is going to be a long four years.

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