Colorado | News | Transgender | Video

Right-Wingers Claim Trans Colorado Student is 'Visually Raping' Girls in the Locker Room: VIDEO

A transgender high schooler from Colorado who transitioned two years ago is hearing absurd claims from multiple right-wing groups about the "harassment" she is committing in the locker room at her school. The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is leading the charge.

Think Progress reports: Jd

TransAdvocate blogger Cristan Williams has been countering PJI’s claims, and she was able to make contact with the transgender student and her family.

Williams identifies the student as Jane Doe, though her name has been outed by those attempting to villainize her. She spoke with one of Jane’s moms, who provided some new insights into how PJI’s drama has unfolded. Jane transitioned about two years ago, and is now “comfortable with life,” having previously experienced a lot of harassment when she would still use men’s restrooms. Her mom describes her as “shy and timid, “private about everything,”" and also quite afraid of being bullied.

The family only learned about the controversy when the school was bombarded with media requests after some other parents held a poorly attended rally protesting Jane’s use of girls’ facilities. Jane then found PJI’s complaint online, and it caused her anxiety attacks...

As Williams explains, the bigger target behind Jane Doe is California's law protecting transgender children:

The law protecting transgender children, which California Gov. Jerry Brown signed in August, says schools must treat transgender students as equal to cisgender students. A coalition of anti-LGBT groups calling itself “Privacy for All Students” has circulated 200,000 anti-trans petitions throughout California. Their goal is to collect 505,000 valid signatures by November 12, 2013. If they collect those signatures, it will stop the trans equality law from taking effect in January and put the civil rights of trans kids up for popular vote in November 2014.

KlingenschmittPJI is still in attack mode despite the obvious distress their statements have caused Jane and her family. In all of his statements, PJI attorney Matthew McReynolds refers to Jane using male pronouns, misgendering and disrespecting her gender identity.

Said McReynolds in a WND interview: "We’ve heard some reports that he’s commented on what girls are wearing or their figure while in the bathroom," adding, "Our students are in a scenario where they’re being told, If you don’t want to be in this situation where this guy walks in while you’re in the bathroom, then you’ve got to confine yourself to one staff bathroom that is very inconvenient..." 

The attack is not confined to PJI, however. Right Wing Watch reported that on his talk show "Pray in Jesus Name," former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt accused Jane "of 'raping, at least visually, these teenage girls by sharing a locker room with them." 

Watch the distasteful video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. Why would I waste one second of my life watching this waste of air call some young person nasty names because they don't conform to his twisted idea of what is "normal"? Next story please.

    Posted by: *****overTX | Oct 24, 2013 6:13:14 PM


  2. I'm nervous about them getting enough signatures to put this on the ballot. Otherwise, yeah, who cares what these blowhards spew? Well, except for the trans kids affected. And I think this girl and her parents should get themselves a lawyer to sue for defamation, libel and slander!

    Posted by: Zlick | Oct 24, 2013 6:28:26 PM


  3. Klinker-schmit should know about raping--apparently he does it regularly on TV by having people pay him money to pray for them. Something of a Messiah complex about the Kelsey Grammer look-alike.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Oct 24, 2013 6:50:43 PM


  4. @Zuck: the nut used wording that would probably protect him from a libel/slander/defamation suit - phrases like "for all intents and purposes", which suggests he was talking figuratively. As for the demons, well that's figurative too although Christians would probably not admit it.

    Invasion of privacy might work though, particularly given that he is going after a child.

    At least he confirmed my theory about who Biblical prophets really were - individuals whose visions of would these days be controlled with medication.

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 24, 2013 6:53:16 PM


  5. A phrase got dropped in the last message - had bracketed it with angle brackets, which the commenting software confused with HTML directives.

    The phrase was 'insert deity of your choice'

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 24, 2013 6:55:19 PM


  6. countersue.

    Posted by: BZ | Oct 24, 2013 7:00:33 PM


  7. I've heard a report that Klingenschmitt likes to blow goats - and not just for the extra income.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Oct 24, 2013 7:21:16 PM


  8. Crazy homophobic Christians vs. crazy homophobic trans activists.

    Let them beat each other up. It's a shame both sides can't lose.

    Posted by: Ben | Oct 24, 2013 7:23:42 PM


  9. klingennazi hates everyone including himself is it no wonder he is an ex navy chaplain. he is much achristian as was osama bin laden

    Posted by: walter | Oct 24, 2013 7:25:45 PM


  10. LOL. "Transgender" and "cisgender"!? Really? Why not just "transgender" and "non- transgender". After all, "I was specifically told there would be no math."

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 24, 2013 7:30:05 PM


  11. I disagree with the comment about not being able to sue for slander. By saying she is "raping, AT LEAST visually" (if that is how he put it, I won't watch the video), I think he is implying rape, PERIOD. Even though he qualifies is as "at least visually", it could be construed as him implying she is capable, or even likely, of doing more. And as this is just as kid, I think courts would be more liberal in their attempts to protect her.

    Posted by: macguffin54 | Oct 24, 2013 7:32:56 PM


  12. If you don't have a uterus, you shouldn't be using the women's toilet.

    Posted by: brett | Oct 24, 2013 7:48:57 PM


  13. @Brett that's just ignorant.

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 24, 2013 7:53:40 PM


  14. Girls commenting on what other girls are wearing? What is the world coming to?

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 24, 2013 7:54:48 PM


  15. What these people are doing is cruel and it's wrong. A car cry indeed from the Bible's teaching to "Love above all else"

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 24, 2013 7:57:29 PM


  16. Another podcasting nobody promoted by liberal sites. Most of his Youtube videos have less than 100 views and closer to 20. The most views is 1060 views, and guess who gave them those hits? Alan Colmes, lib radio host.

    Posted by: Kev C | Oct 24, 2013 7:58:59 PM


  17. Really, Brett? Women who've had hysterectomies shouldn't use the women's toilet?

    Nice way to reduce half the population to a body part.

    Posted by: Rich P | Oct 24, 2013 8:08:50 PM


  18. I appreciate that SOMEONE is paying attention to the harassment of an innocent teen by these people.

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 24, 2013 8:10:22 PM


  19. And jeez, it's not like someone is walking into a stall with you* - so who cares who's in the restroom?


    * I suppose truck-stop restrooms might have people sharing a stall, or so I hear. But school restrooms? Um, I dunt thin so.

    Posted by: Zlick | Oct 24, 2013 8:14:35 PM


  20. Ken, liberals are guilty of promoting right-wing 'straw men' or 'boogie men'. They do this to mask the real homophobes. Most discrimination and bashing of gays is done by Democrat supporters.

    Posted by: Kev C | Oct 24, 2013 8:24:01 PM


  21. @Kev C, that's utter nonsense. Fortunately I don't rely on you to get my facts about the world.

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 24, 2013 8:28:26 PM


  22. Someone accosted me outside a grocery store about this, last week. The person collecting signatures claimed that it was to ensure that "boys only used the boys' restrooms & girls only used the girls' restrooms in schools". I told them that the new law was to protect transgender children. After they repeated "not for transgender" a few times, I realized that they didn't understand much English, so I just walked away.

    Posted by: MoJo | Oct 24, 2013 8:43:05 PM


  23. Someone should as them if visual rape is legitimate rape, just for old times sake.

    Posted by: ger | Oct 24, 2013 9:23:30 PM


  24. The Trans-hating trolls are ridiculous and hilariously small-minded. Get over yourselves. Also, Kev C is just a troll in general so ignore him.

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 24, 2013 9:27:49 PM


  25. Ken, if you doubt me, do some basic research. You can easily research my claim about Gordon Klingenschmitt YT channel. Maybe you should stop relying on Alec Baldwin (PFAW / Right Wing Watch board member) for your facts.

    Posted by: Kev C | Oct 24, 2013 9:35:07 PM


  26. 1 2 »

Post a comment







Trending


« «Gay Rep. Mark Takano Teases Documentary Film in New Trailer: VIDEO« «