Archive for March, 2015

The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Like Anorexia? Transgendered (gender-confused) individuals like Bruce Jenner suffer from a mental disorder of “assumption”–says psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh–much like anorexics who, though unhealthily thin, believe they are “fat.” Click on graphic to enlarge.

This essay was first published in The Public Discourse, which I highly recommend. To receive Public Discourse e-alerts, go HERE. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique

By Carlos D. Flores

We should make public policy and encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person and sexuality, not obfuscate the truth about such matters and sow the seeds of sexual confusion in future generations for years to come.


By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note, Joshua cites a host of reasons for why he was led to end his life, most prominent of which were his parents’ attempts to discourage his identifying as a girl and his being sent to therapists in an attempt to relieve these feelings. All of the problems that ultimately culminated in his suicide, writes Joshua, stem from the fact that, from the time he was a small child, he felt like a “girl trapped in a boy’s body.”

No sooner had Joshua’s heart stopped beating than the story of his suicide was seized by LGBT activists and pruned to advance a familiar narrative of a sexual minority fighting cultural oppression. Joshua’s parents immediately began to be chided as “repressive” and “bigoted” and even began to receive various threats from LGBT internet crusader-activists.

Transgenderism and Gender Identity

I have not referred to Joshua by using female pronouns or by using his self-invented female name of “Leelah.” The reason I am not doing this is simple: Joshua was not a girl—he was a boy—and to address males with female pronouns or females with male pronouns is to contribute to our culture’s confusion about sexuality and the nature of the human person, which is literally leaving casualties in its wake. No amount of surgical mutilation of body parts, effeminate behaviors, or artificial female appearances can make a man a woman.

LGBT activists will respond in various ways to this. They might first respond by saying: “Okay, true enough: Joshua was biologically a male. But you have misunderstood our claim: we contend that his sex was male, yes, but his gender was female because he ‘identified’ as female.” The idea here is that people have a sex, which is either female or male and which one cannot choose. In addition to this, however, there is “gender,” or what sex one is more comfortable “identifying” as. The response to this is simple: Why think that what one “identifies as” is significant at all, especially to the extent that others should actively recognize or cater to such an identity, and especially when the identity one adopts is contrary to reality?

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Why Hasn’t the Southern Poverty Law Center Designated Dan Savage a Hateful Extremist?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Homosexual leftist sends vulgar tweet to Dr. Ben Carson; Savage tells Duggars (and many others including AFTAH’s LaBarbera) to “F–k Off”

WARNING: Although we have blocked most of Dan Savage’s hateful profanity, this article contains offensive words and images as evidence of “gay” activist hate


LEFT-WING HATE GETS AN SPLC PASS: Only an absurdly biased “hate” arbiter like the SPLC would call Dr. Ben Carson an “extremist” yet ignore “gay” activist and anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage’s long record of viciously hateful antics. Savage (right) recently sent a vulgar, crude tweet to Dr. Carson (see below) because he was upset that Carson opined that homosexuality is a choice. The “Google Santorum” image on Savage’s t-shirt from this dated photo refers to the despicable “” campaign that Savage launched “redefining” Sen. Rick Santorum’s name as a disgusting byproduct of sodomy (see below). Despite Savage’s contemptible antics–he once intentionally tried to give a cold to then-GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer by licking the doorknobs of Bauer’s campaign office–he has NEVER been cited for “hate” or “extremism” by the “anti-bias” Southern Poverty Law Center. Meanwhile, the SPLC called Dr. Carson an “extremist” and carefully monitors Carson’s public remarks for evidence of “hate.”

AFTAH is working to expose the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and other “anti-bias” and “diversity” charlatans on the Left. We are in an information-gathering stage of a project to expose and confront the SPLC’s wicked and bigoted “hate” narrative. (The SPLC has smeared AFTAH and many other pro-family organizations as “hate groups.”) The SPLC’s magazine, “Teaching Tolerance,” is sent at no charge to more than 450,000 educators–many in taxpayer-funded public schools–across the United States and Canada. The SPLC boasts that in addition, “tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits.” Contact your local K-12 schools–elementary, middle and high schools (public and private) — and inquire about the the use of “Teaching Tolerance” and other SPLC resources such as their new “anti-bias” curriculum, “Perspectives For a Diverse America.” Convey your concern about the SPLC’s egregious bias and please share your findings with AFTAH at or to Brad Wallis at Phone AFTAH at 312-324-3787.


Why Hasn’t the SPLC Designated Dan Savage a Hateful “Extremist”?

By Peter LaBarbera

It says all you need to know about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s warped, arbitrary and maliciously unfair “hate” labeling system that the SPLC has never designated vulgar homosexual activist Dan Savage (or any homosexual activist, for that matter) as a hateful “extremist.” On Wednesday, after reports that Dr. Ben Carson affirmed that choice is involved in homosexuality (citing homosexual behavior by “straights” in prison), Savage tweeted this to Dr. Carson (blocked with a rainbow flag for decency here):


Here is a tweet where Dan Savage says “[F–k] the Duggars” because he was upset at the Christian family’s role in helping to pass a Fayetteville, Arkansas referendum preserving religious liberty (again, we blocked the F-word):


Here is Savage’s evil “Google-bomb” creation to redefine Sen. Rick Santorum’s last name as the byproduct of sodomy. This graphic is still found when you enter “” (as of March 6, 2105); Savage’s parallel “SpreadingSantorum” site–which comes up when you click the link in the nasty graphic below–comes up fifth on a Google search of “Santorum.” The graphic reads:

santorum (san-TOR-um) n. 1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.”


Here the hateful Savage uses his standard F-bomb line against Josh Duggar:


VIDEO: Mark Levin Speech at CPAC 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

This was a tremendous speech by talk show host and author Mark Levin at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) on Saturday (Feb. 28, 2015). Note Levin’s disdain for unprincipled Republicans. CPAC is sponsored by American Conservative Union, which this year (finally) was more inclusive of social conservatives than in past years. Thanks to Breaking News & Political Videos for this video:

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