Monday, May 2, 2016

KQED Fail: Painting Common Sense as Bigotry

KQED is one arm of the uber-illiberal National Public Radio company.

NPR has done some heinous things in the past, like terminating liberal Juan Williams for casually, and candidly admitting that he gets afraid when he sees individuals with a burka boarding an airplane.

He did not justify those feelings, but NPR leaders did not care.

They axed him. 

So much for open-minded discussion, So much for freedom of ideas.

The news site will go to great lengths to present a radical euality narrative, much of which limits or even distorts the truth.

Sometimes, the left-wing bias is unmistakable, even if it's authentic and uninhibited in the reporters

Consider the article from KQED following the #BoycottTarget movement.

More than half a million people have signed a pledge to boycott the Target retail chain over its restroom and dressing-room policy.

The number doubled over the weekend, and the company's stock price is plummeting.

The petition, organized by a conservative Christian activist group called the American Family Association, is a response to Target’s published pledge to “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

How is the group "conservative"? The article tries to lay out the protest as though a politicized segment of the population oppose Target. 

The AFA, which says it aims to “restrain evil by exposing the works of darkness,” argues that Target’s policy “endangers women and children by allowing men to frequent women’s facilities.”

AFA is right. Men should not enter into women's bathrooms. Furthermore, companies should not enable this transgender agenda.

The progressive group Media Matters has a roundup of responses to this kind of safety argument. In the post, an advocate for victims of sexual assault says, “The argument that providing transgender rights will result in an increase of sexual violence against women or men in public bathrooms is beyond specious.”

Actually, it isn't. Local and national sites have revealed more cases of peeping Toms, voyeurs, and perverts in general exploiting this new policy. Women and children need to be safe, and distinct bathrooms for male and female exist for that reason.

In fact, research shows that trans and gender-nonconforming people face particularly high rates of harassment themselves. A 2011 national survey on transgender discrimination found that 53 percent of respondents had been verbally harassed or disrespected in public places like hotels and restaurants.

This information does not debunk the necessity for secure restrooms which respect biology. The liberal university/sentimentality cult is seeping into every aspect of our society, and common-sense Americans are fighting back.

The American Family Association argues Target should have a single-occupancy unisex bathroom (“for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone”), in addition to separate gender-specific restrooms.

I take exception to the reference to "trans community." Transgenderism is a mental disorder, a delusion masking deeper hurt. Individuals who struggle with gender identity need help out of this condition, not encouragement to remain in it.

Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder wrote in an email that there are “single-stall/family restrooms in hundreds of our stores for guests that may be more comfortable with that option.”

Asked about the petition, Snyder also said:

“We certainly respect that there are a wide variety of perspectives and opinions. As a company that firmly stands behind what it means to offer our team an inclusive place to work — and our guests an inclusive place to shop — we continue to believe that this is the right thing for Target.”
The recent attention to LGBT-related legislation has focused primarily on bathrooms, but nondiscrimination laws can also impact housing and employment, as the advocacy group GLAAD notes in a report about nondiscrimination laws. As we’ve reported, the bills have prompted government employee travel restrictions and high-profile concert cancellations.

Part of the bullying comes from the federal government, since Barack Obama has followed through on implementing--rather, imposing--an agenda of cultural marxism. This radical ideology seeks to destroy the basic underpinnings of the peaceful, prosperous Western culture. By knocking out the key pillars of support, from the family to education to religious institutions, cultural marxists intended for all members of society to submit to government control and care.

The Silent Majority is no longer silent, and no longer supine before this immoral juggernaut waging war on consumers by and large.

The biggest issue I have with this article?

The insinuation that a marginal, Christian minority is inflamed by Target's nonsensical, disorderly policy to allow men into women's restrooms in Target stores.

More people in this country, regardless of political ideology, are tired of this regressive destructive folly!

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