I wrote this in frustration on my social justice tumblr, in regards to the spate of transphobic “bathroom laws”:
has no one reported on why these transphobic laws are all coming at the same time? it’s obvious there’s an organized effort behind it, either in the inner circle of the repugnican party, or in some kind of think tank that all the dominionist theocrats are taking their marching orders from. this is important information, this is an obvious question to ask. i can’t be the only person thinking of this.
BAM! Thank you CBS! (And thanks to commenter kestrel over at New Frontier.) It’s “Liberty Counsel,” who are listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. So if you feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of transphobic hatred coming from over a dozen states at the same time, if it feels like the all this hate and horror is growing naturally out of who we are as a culture, remember:
This was specifically planned, organized, and executed by one group of motherfuckers. It couldn’t have happened without the transphobia of our culture, but it isn’t a spontaneous natural occurrence. It’s an active campaign by the cisheterofascist lawyer equivalent of the KKK. Spread the word. This, by the way, is the head bastard of the team. You can find a picture of his horrible ass comforting tearful bigot Kim Davis on the CBS article.
EDIT to add, Affinity had the news up before I did. Check that thread out for discussion on the topic.