So what is new these days? A bus. Yes a bus.
So, a bus is going on a road trip in order to make believe you and convince you that the transgender people are not real.
Who is at it again? Let’s check.
“This cannot be considered transphobic or bigoted.” Did someone say that?
So, an orange bus has rolled onto the streets of Manhattan on Wednesday morning to make its first stop on an East Coast tour, during which a load of activist passengers will evangelize that transgender people do not exist and that citizens must rise up to complain about their growing acceptance. Ooh. Trump at it?
The makers of the bus are calling it the “Free Speech Bus,” and they have vividly and colorfully very well decorated it with male and female stick figures along with the slogan: “Boys are boys… and always will be. Girls are girls… and always will be. You can’t change sex. Respect all.”
On Wednesday, they parked their vehicle outside the United Nations headquarters, where ambassadors are considering a sex education resolution that a spokesperson for the bus argued promotes “an ideology that gender is fluid.”
“We are trying to strike back against that,” voiced Joseph Grabowski, a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage, one of the three conservative groups behind this project. They hope parading the bus through major cities will unleash a silent majority that they believe is frustrated by shifting norms about gender and families. Well, what a try.
In their methods and trysts in order to block the LGBT legal protections since the Supreme Court resolved questions about same-sex marriage, religious conservatives have struggled to spark conversations among ordinary people. While they have sometimes reached the airwaves during controversies around bills to restrict bathroom usage, they’ve often played political defense, or found their message buried in the back of newspapers and the back rooms of legislature faculties.
This week, however, groups do hope to stimulate a debate among media and the lawmakers by using the most classic of political props: a gussied-up bus with a provocative message.
The National Organization for Marriage partnered with the International Organization for the Family — headed by NOM President Brian Brown — and CitizenGo, which is otherwise a social conservative online advocacy platform headquartered in Spain, on this very project.
The American bus copies a version rolled out in Spain in February that declared, “Boys have penises. Girls have vulvas. Don’t let them lie to you.” One Madrid councilman declared it the “bus of shame,” and city officials ordered that it must immediately be removed from the streets for violating a traffic law that is restricting advertising on private vehicles.
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When CitizenGo announced that it would take its bus tour to the United States, a graphic on the slogan indicated that the bus would carry a similar message: “Boys have penises. Girls have vaginas. Do not be deceived.”
But the bus does not actually say that, Grabowski said. “We think we can make the point a little more subtly.”
“We need a discussion about how to respect everyone,” Grabowski conveyed, through the medium of a phone call. But he also claimed that being transgender is a “disorder” and that a respectful discussion does not and should not go to the lengths of recognizing a transgender person’s gender identity in public settings. (The American Psychiatric Association does not classify being transgender as a mental disorder.) He also said, “They can live that out privately.”
The tour will soon be heading towards the north, hugging the New England coast before going down south to Washington, DC.
However, NYC was a key launching point in the United States of America. The city has worked to distinguish itself as a safe harbor for transgender Americans — passing rules to protect their rights everywhere from their homes to public restrooms. But Grabowski was heard conveying his thoughts which were that, people in progressive cities should not stay very silent if they see a transgender person using a restroom that matches their gender identity.
“One of the purposes of the bus tour is to have people speak up if they feel uncomfortable and let the business owner know,” Grabowski voiced. “This cannot be considered transphobic or bigoted.”
The bus was pictured in front of the United Nations.
The groups hope that the rolling spectacle can grab the attention of lawmakers and the public, convincing them that the opposition to transgender rights is grounded in science, not animus.
On being questioned if transgender women are women, Grabowski said, “No, we believe if you’re born a man, you’re a man.”
“They are a small segment of the population, with a disorder, that has quite a big megaphone for the demographic it represents,” he conveyed. “This is not about live-and-let-live,” he commented, saying that transgender people pose a threat to norms of sex and procreation. “This is about what is best for the common welfare of society.” He added.
Is this the main project of Trump’s presidency? What has happened to banning illegal immigrants?