Matt Barber And The Religious Right Go Apeshit Over Transgender Appointee Amanda Simpson

In what has to be the “Duh” story of the day.  Religious right wacko’s are going NUTSO over Transgender Amanda Simpson being named senior technical adviser for the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security goins so far to call it “part of some transsexual agenda.”

Nevermind the fact that she’s unquestionably qualified for the job the religious right taliban has come out with some very disturbing deep-seated racial and gender with Matt Barber, associate dean at Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty University, said the appointment “boggles the mind” and said that while African-Americans might deserve special treatment, transgender people don’t.

“This isn’t like appointing an African-American in order to try to provide diversity and right some kind of discriminatory wrong,” he said. “This is about political correctness.”

Truly disgusting.

They howl about gay men, trangendered individuals, and then backhandedly make a disturbing racial comment to boot.

The Religious Right, oddly enough, said nothing about gay porn star Jeff Gannon’s frequent stays at the Bush White House. One wonders how loudly the Religious Right would howl if Gannon was invited back to the White House, since a Republican is not in the White House.

Hypocrisy, the hallmark of the Religious Right. Let’s just call the Religious Right’s religion what it really is, Haggardism.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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