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The GOP Anti-LGBTQ Crusade

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by deb4rockets, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. deb4rockets

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    #2 Os Trigonum, Apr 25, 2022
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    it's an ad hominem against the source of your information. It's how we poo-flingers in the D&D ordinarily roll
     
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    I could have used several sources to get those numbers. There are plenty of sources that confirm the numbers as fact.
     
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    yeah, but you used this one. and I decided to play the poo-flinging ad hominem card at this time
     
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    really does seem like it ratcheted up out of nowhere…they’re trying to send society backwards

    now it’s time to put out a full fledged assault on LGBTQ+, overturn Roe v Wade, etc

    they don’t understand that society always progresses and moves forward, and they will be on the wrong side of history as per usual
     
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    Nothing at all, just a dodge to confront the topic that the GOP has targeted the LGBTQ+ community.
     
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    It was CRT a few months back and now it LGBTQ.

    They have no direction and no real causes to advocate for besides these wedge issues.
     
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    all they have going for them is fear of the other and culture wars…the day I heard about there being a “war on Christmas” I was like

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    When they find a play that works, they'll keep running it until the opponent finds a counter. Fear of the other and culture war is like the Stockton-Malone pick and roll.
     
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    Yes. The GOP has adopted a policy that everyone should be disgusted by people that are LGBT. It is safe since that population is not a majority. So even those that aren't in favor have a very good chance of being apathetic and not opposing it.

    However all voters should be concerned that many of the examples they use seem to focus on people being worried that children won't be disgusted by people who are LGBT or are unsure. They want others to believe it is wrong and be against it. They are against the idea of other people tolerating and accepting those differences.
     
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    Dodgers facing backlash after disinviting LGBTQ group from Pride Night

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie...ter-disinviting-lgbtq-group-from-pride-night/

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are facing backlash after disinviting an LGBTQ group from its annual Pride Night next month.

    The team announced Wednesday it would no longer honor The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which describes itself as “queer nuns,” with a Community Hero Award for the group’s service to the LGBTQ community.
    more at the link
     
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    Moral panic is generating outrage that is pushing Republican lawmakers overboard, leading to the enactment of state control over individuals' rights to their mental and physical healthcare. Conservatives used to despise this type of gross overreach from the government.


    "Moral panic is the outbreak of moral concern over a supposed threat from an agent of corruption that is out of proportion to its actual danger
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    Anti-Trans Moral Panics Endanger All Young People - Scientific American

    A moral panic is sweeping though state legislatures in the U.S., an irrational feeling that harmless groups pose a threat to society and need to be stopped. The outbreak rides on an emotional and political package of rhetoric and laws that label some people as worthy of social and political support, and others—trans kids and adults—as deviants.

    There’s no hiding from the panic: so far this year, state lawmakers have introduced 543 bills in 49 states identified as anti-transgender legislation; another 32 bills aim to stop drag queens from performing in certain spaces. Montana, for example, has made it illegal for trans children to receive health care in conjunction with their parents and doctors. The legislation is titled, “Provide for a youth health protection act.” Tennessee has banned drag attire in public spaces. This legislation renders trans and gender non-conforming people vulnerable to discrimination.

    This morality policing signals a new form of governance over gender identity in the U.S. However, the underlying issue is not gender, but rather a “war on youth” that is using trans issues as a vehicle to impose control over children, teens and all young people. This charade is in keeping with the literature: “Moral panic is the outbreak of moral concern over a supposed threat from an agent of corruption that is out of proportion to its actual danger,” according to scholars Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda.

    Historically, panics have emerged over witches, comic books, music lyrics, video games, kids playing soccer, Judy Blume books, satanic worship or drag queens. The common thread between them all is a grievance-driven bid to control people. Today, state-sanctioned transphobia and racism send a message about who should feel safe in society and who should not. Or as transgender advocate Eloise Brook told me over e-mail, “The only thing that conservatives can think to do to stem the tide of tolerance is to undertake a national project to legislate gender diversity out of the public eye.”

    The anti-trans laws send a message that nonreproductive sexuality, reproductive health and bodily autonomy are not acceptable. Ultimately this tells a story about who has power: if we can erase trans people then we can erase anyone; if we can remove gay books we can remove any book; if we can silence drag queens, we can silence you.
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    Most often, moral panics are about preserving norms focused on youth. Studies by scholars Stanley Cohen and Jock Young on moral panics in the 1960s found they focused on youth culture. Today, the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative religious advocacy group, justified its support of Montana’s recent law as protecting “vulnerable children.” And Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in Florida is about more than gay students; it represents a presupposed crisis to determine what youth say in class and what they read in social studies textbooks. The law is about using schools to exercise power and control. The governor is championing a state message directed at the behavior of young people that defines the terms of their free speech on his grounds.
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    These are the ones we should worry about...

     
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    Lol at this thread.

    labels.

    that’s what everything has turned into with the woke crowed if you don’t agree with them
     
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    labels sucks, but it is no where close to the state telling people what they can or cannot do with their health, or the books, or self-labeling
     

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