Jesse Lee Peterson creates new definition of common sense
By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
When author Jesse Lee Peterson said on news radio WINA’s “The Schilling Show” that LGBT rights were “evil” and are basically ruining everything, it was hardly his first time bashing gays. Speaking to host Rob Schilling on Dec. 15, Peterson bemoaned the advancement in LGBT rights over the last eight years, proclaiming it an attack on “man and woman.”
“(T)he children of the lie, they are pushing for no gender. They don’t want you to identify as a man or as a woman,” he said.
The “children of the lie” refers, duh, to LGBT people and their supporters. And apparently the Homosexual Agenda now includes mandatory androgyny. I wish right-wingers would stop adding to our agenda. First we wanted to destroy “traditional marriage,” now we want to destroy “man and woman?”
But what it all comes down to is, of course, bathrooms.
“We need to realize that once you give evil power by letting it have its way, it will destroy you. It will destroy you personally, it will destroy your family, it will destroy your community and your country, and that’s what it’s been doing especially in the last eight years,” Peterson says. “It’s just been out of control, to a point that they are pushing men and women that are confused about their identities to go into whatever bathroom of choice. That’s not even common sense, you know that has to be evil.”
Ah. So if something isn’t “common sense,” it must be evil. Got it. Thank goodness “common sense” is never shaped by faulty logic and/or prejudice.
Look, if a trans man or woman uses the restroom that best corresponds to their gender, penises and vaginas everywhere don’t suddenly transform into the rippleless geography of Barbie and Ken. Just like marriage equality didn’t ruin the sanctity of marriage, trans people emptying their bladders and bowels isn’t going to ruin the sanctity of public restrooms. But please, regardless of your gender identity, wash your hands and don’t forget to flush. That’s just common sense.
Jesse Lee Peterson