Former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling, who was recently fired from his ESPN analyst position for a transphobic Facebook post, joined conservative radio host Rick Wiles on his show on May 18, where he attacked ESPN and its parent company, Disney, claiming that his firing was just another case of white Christians being marginalized in America.
“I don’t want to sound like a victim because I’m not trying to sound like a victim but I think the only thing people now acknowledge publicly is that it’s okay to infringe upon or talk down on white Christians,” Schilling said.
“We all knew this was coming,” he continued. “The Scripture’s pretty clear on what’s gonna happen with us, to us, and about us in, you know, many parts of the Bible.”
“The only positive I’ve seen in this administration is the sale of firearms has gone through the roof in the last seven and a half years because law-abiding citizens are arming themselves to protect themselves from what feels to be every bit that the tyrannical government, the Second Amendment was created to protect us against,” Schilling said.
Wiles claimed that “the left is pushing us towards civil war and they don’t realize we have all the guns.”
“The left is pushing a civil war that they would never fight,” Schilling said. “They don’t have the guts to stand up.” He then claimed the left wants the government to fight in the civil war for them, as, unlike conservatives, “they want the government to do everything for them.”
Right Wing Watch has the full rant.
Stuart Shepard, of Family Policy Alliance, descended into incoherence when trying to express how much transgender people are victimizing and oppressing all the normal humans.
Shepard claimed that transgender people reject the existence of a God who creates everyone with purpose in mind. “When you reject the idea of the ability to know what’s true, you’re essentially rejecting God,” he said. “You’re saying, ‘You put me in the wrong body,’ if you accept that there’s a God, or, ‘There can’t possibly be a God so none of this matters and everything is fluid and unknowable therefore.’”
Regarding the federal government’s protection of transgender individuals’ rights, Shepard said, “All of these, I mean every time you see it, they say, ‘Well, this is about discrimination.’ Well, their solution is to discriminate against all of us who don’t accept that point of view. It is a discriminatory act that they’re proposing, but they don’t even see it as that.”
He said of transgender people, “They just can’t get to that view of the world to realize that their own actions are discriminatory at the most private level possible, with the other humans that we share this country with.”
Ultimately, Shepard said, accepting transgender rights will undermine the traditional family structure and create chaos. “It comes down to this rejection of everything that’s come before, the idea of mom and dad and male and female and marriage or not married, about all of those things, they want to throw it all out,” he said. “…They want to bring us to a state, essentially of chaos where whatever you feel about anything is acceptable, and we all just think and feel the way that we do about everything, including the most foundational elements of culture and society: the family.”
“There is a deeper question here of, ‘What can we know is true if you can’t even know whether your child is a boy or a girl, what can you know?” Shepard said. “I mean, what’s left that is knowable? And that’s where we’ve gone. We’ve gone from an understanding of everything to be found through science to this understanding of, ‘Everything I know is what I feel. I feel this way. Therefore, it is. And you can have your own feelings and feel the way you do.’”
Hey, Stuart, about knowing the gender of your child? It’s pretty easy, you just listen to your child, they know what gender they are. There are good parents everywhere who could have clued you into that little bit of knowledge. As for this “understanding of everything to be found through science”, how did science get in the word salad? I thought this was all about god. You should stick with god, Stuart. You really wouldn’t like what science has to say about, well, pretty much everything.
Listening would require him to first be silent. /snark
johnson catman says
Because, apparently, the only people that actually matter are white christians, and they are so persecuted.
So, anyone identified as being on “the left” is not allowed to purchase any guns? And why are Wiles and his cohorts so anxious for a civil war?
I think once Wiles et. al. start shooting off “all the guns”, the government will get involved to quell the insurrection, not to fight for “the left”.
Just like every other “bad” thing, from ending segregation to abortion rights to gay rights, over the last 50 years that has destroyed the “traditional” family.
Pierce R. Butler says
Well, their solution is to discriminate against all of us who don’t accept that point of view. It is a discriminatory act that they’re proposing, but they don’t even see it as that.
Funny, Stuart Shepard looks old enough to remember the civil rights struggles of the ’60s, and the way bigots back then complained oh so bitterly about how libruls wouldn’t tolerate intolerance -- and what asses they looked like then and since.
But maybe Shepard thinks that’s different, since his intolerance comes from being such a special snowflake cupcake for Jesus.
If he were truly being persecuted, he would be in prison for embezzling US$75 million.
Of course, if he were in prison for that reason, it would be legally justified.
Because they believe that “majority rules” is only a decent system to live in if you happen to be in the majority. Once you’re in the minority, it’s time to use force and set up a dictatorship. If force is the only way to get everything you want, then why not use force? It’s not as if they actually meant anything they said about believing in democracy, after all.
Tabby Lavalamp says
Didn’t the gays already undermine the traditional family structure and create chaos? How are there any traditional families left for the trans to undermine?
If I didn’t know better, I’d almost think this whole “undermining the traditional family” thing was complete and utter bullshit.
I love how the conservative right can simultaneously claim to hate the “current victim culture” and then posit itself as the greatest victim of them all. Hell, that moron probably haven’t ever met an out trans* person, and yet here he is -- quivering with fear about the impending doom of society.
Spot on! His words reveal a lot about the right:
Of course the left wants the government to do things “for us” because in democracy the government is us, unless it blatantly prevents us to partake in said democracy. The right has never accepted the democratic idea. For them the government’s rule is absolute -- either it’s their private latifundium to do with as their wish or it’s occupation. Nothing in between.
sez the quoted from the article on stuart shephard: “Shepard claimed that transgender people reject the existence of a God who creates everyone with purpose in mind… ‘You’re saying, “You put me in the wrong body”…’
Hm. I could have sworn it was a direct, explicit, in-so-many-words part of Xtian dogma that this world is not the way their god intended. Rather than regarding transgender people as ‘unnatural’ (or whatever the complaint is), shouldn’t Xtians be viewing transgender people as yet more victims of this broken world—victims whose souls ended up in bodies of the ‘wrong’ gender as a result of the Fall? Shouldn’t Xtians be supportive of gender-reassignment surgery for those who need it?
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” —Mt 25:45
Also: “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”—Mahatma Ghandi
Cubist, all that would mean Christians would need to be reasonable, and even worse, compassionate.
Marcus Ranum says
just another case of white Christians being marginalized
Marginalizing white christians. What an awesome idea! When do we start?