The haters have been losing on same-sex marriage, so they've decided to direct their hate at transgender people.
Some right-wing idiot (Vic Eliason of Voice of Christian Youth) decided that he needed to give radio time to hater-in-chief Peter LaBarbera Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.
The hors d'ouevre they offered was calling the announcement by Robin Roberts, anchor of Good Morning America, that she was in a long-term same-sex relationship "a tragedy."
Roberts posted a statement on Facebook about her recovery from cancer, which included the following:
At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.
I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health.
I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life.
I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.
This caused Michelle Obama to tweet support:
I am so happy for you and Amber!
You continue to make us all proud.
"All" did not include the haters.
The thing of it is is that gay rights is just like communism, you know.
We need to do what Reagan did with communism. We need to come right out there and say: this movement attaching the God-ordained good of marriage to an abomination which is homosexuality, calling that marriage, that’s evil, it’s an evil movement.
The homosexual so-called marriage movement has become a huge platform to corrupt children. Every time there’s a public display of homosexual so-called marriage, it’s telling the kids it really is marriage, that one day, if they’re a boy, they can grow up to marry a guy someday. It’s a corrupting message, it corrupts the minds and the souls of young children.
LaBarbera wasn't content to stop there however. His next target was us transpeople.
[Transgender advocacy] are people who believe that their biological sex, male or female, doesn’t match what they feel. I’ll tell you what Vic, Satan really works through feelings, doesn’t he?
Life is not what you feel. If every married couple acted on their given feelings day-to-day we would have a lot more divorces in this culture, wouldn’t we? Feelings does [sic] not determine truth.
Eliason went on from there:
You know, Peter, years and years ago the old fashioned circus used to have a display in some kind of a cage or a display factor that had a ‘bearded lady’ as a freak.
Today we don’t even have to worry about that, it will be happening in your department stores, it will be happening in the public school, the issue of cross-dresses and transvestites and all of this type of thing certainly is what you’re talking about.
The Raw Story has some of Porno Pet'es sordid history.