Rios: Beware of Transgender FBI Agents


Sandy Rios of the American Family Association, like the entire Christian right, is known to get a little hysterical when things don’t go her way. She’s awfully upset about President Obama’s executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors and this is her highly bizarre reaction:

“That means of course that maybe in six weeks or so maybe your doorbell will ring and you will have the privilege of being interviewed by an FBI agent male wearing a dress, because that’s really what this does mean, this is stunning.”

I think my can’t even just died. There isn’t even the faintest relationship between that executive order and this imagined scenario. I don’t know whether they’re this disconnected from reality or whether they just don’t care whether what they say is true or not.

Comments

  1. Chiroptera says

    Huh. I thought she was going to freak out about how make FBI agents were all going to put on dresses so they can go into ladies’ rest rooms to rape children.

  2. Mr Ed says

    No, no, no you are all missing the point. For a generation or so we have been sure that Jackboot thugs will be banging on our doors to take our (pick one) guns, Bibles, freedom. Now we have to worry about pump wearing thugs doing the same.

  3. Moggie says

    Why would this be a problem? Is there evidence that trans people are less competent at law enforcement duties?

  4. hunter says

    I think I’ve figured it out: the right-wing audience understands Word Salad. It may be genetic, or it may be something they learn in Sunday School.

  5. caseloweraz says

    Rios: …because that’s really what this does mean, this is stunning.

    I think somebody shot her with a farcer set on “stun.” Somebody from the Starship Gizmodo, perhaps.

  6. flex says

    If they stop reading at “Trans”, how can they tell the difference between transsexual, transvestite, and Transylvania?

  7. Menyambal says

    The FBI isn’t a contractor, and new agents get more than six weeks of training.

    The female FBI agents are already wearing trousers. God says that is not allowed.

    How about if the guy wears a kilt?

  8. D. C. Sessions says

    These people have some bizarre cause and effect logic going on in their brains.

    You keep using that word (logic) …

  9. John Pieret says

    whether they’re this disconnected from reality or whether they just don’t care whether what they say is true or not.

    I think we can safely say the answer to that is “yes.”

  10. Great American Satan says

    I wonder if this creepy bastard is familiar with David Duchovny’s work on Twin Peaks.

  11. Great American Satan says

    ^to be more clear where I stand, I thought Mr. Duchovny was pretty foin on that show.

  12. garnetstar says

    If an FBI agent knocks on your door wanting an interview, I assure you that you won’t be concerned in the slightest about what s/he is wearing. Because you’ll have lots of bigger problems to worry about.

  13. freehand says

    I grew up immersed in this kind of soup or nonsense. It’s a lot easier to take when you understand that there is no logic – crazy, distorted, or otherwise – going on here. Sunday school teaches their brains to be non sequitor generators. They are sometimes loosely associated by emotion or a vivid visual image retained in their minds for a few seconds. In this case, something like so:
    .
    Reads executive order.
    [generate: Image of transgendered man from a tasteless comedy movie]
    [outrage]
    [searching files]
    [keywords: Obama OR “US government”]
    [image]
    [outrage]
    [searching files: match found]
    Generate: Transgendered male FBI agents.

  14. Michael Heath says

    Re freehand’s reference to Sunday School:

    Consider how much better off humanity would be if Christians spent all those church service hours over the years studying critical thinking, what is objectively true, and what is objectively moral. That vs. what they do now. The amount of energy put into reinforcing their faith in a way that’s impervious to what is actually true and moral is staggering.

    If they did make switch the right wing media would all be out of work. And the mainstream media would no longer be able to avoid asking tough questions.

  15. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    No, no, no you are all missing the point. For a generation or so we have been sure that Jackboot thugs will be banging on our doors to take our (pick one) guns, Bibles, freedom. Now we have to worry about pump wearing thugs doing the same.

    That’s “jill-booted thugs”.

  16. LightningRose says

    Well, David Duchovny, who played FBI agent Mulder in “The X-Files”, also played transgendered DEA agent Denise/Dennis Bryson in the TV series, “Twin Peaks”.

    Coincidence? You decide.

  17. gertzedek says

    Because, if you’re being grilled by the FBI, what you really care about is the gender identity of the agent.

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