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What fuels transgender backlash? (CNN shocked at reader response to story)
CNN ^ | September 30, 2011 | Madison Park

Posted on 09/30/2011 4:51:30 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(CNN) -- Tuesday's CNN.com story about transgender children and their families shed light on an emotional topic and provoked strong response.

"Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are" centered on identity, gender, health, parenting and child development. It's not unusual for a popular story on CNN.com to have hundreds or thousands of responses, but the overwhelmingly negative tone of Tuesday's comments raised the question about the root of the hostility. What exactly provoked such harsh opinions?

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: transagenda; transgender

1 posted on 09/30/2011 4:51:34 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I believe people should be able to do what they want.

Even if they are nuts.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 5:01:17 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
CNN and the left will say the responders who expressed their thoughts and feelings that the trans gender lifestyle is repugnant and unacceptable in a good and wholesome society, have something wrong with them.
3 posted on 09/30/2011 5:01:25 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

ah, but you are not ALLOWED to say or even think they are “nuts” or else YOU will be branded as a hater

THAT is the issue. Shove it ino ur faces, flaunt it, and brand us if we flinch or look away. Thought control.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 5:04:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Notice the use of language to blur the line between a person born with a disorder and someone who consciously chooses to mutilate themselves. Lose the battle for language and lose the culture war - similar to the problem the U.S. has with the seeming inability of the government to identify radical Islamists as a military enemy.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 5:05:29 AM PDT by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

yea but the problem, is that these two women are not hurting themselves they’re having this little boy injected so as not to have the boy go through male puberty and have been bringing him up as a girl.

This is a classic case of the child needing to he taken away from these nuts.
These two freaks then should be jailed for child abuse.

and this goes to show as another story did last week that homosexuals are not in their right mind and should not be able to get a hold of kids


6 posted on 09/30/2011 5:06:32 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clueless! When a suicidal child wants to be who he is by killing himself, responsible adults don’t support and assist in the suicide. When an addicted child wants to be who she is by injecting heroin into her veins, a responsible adult doesn’t escort her to her dealer and then help to hold the needle steady. Yet when mentally disturbed children want to mutilate their bodies, these journalists don’t understand why a story supportive of these unhealthy desires draws hostility.

The harsh opinions come from the fact that decent parents see our duty to our kids as including guidance and not just unthinking “support”. Children need adults in their lives, and liberals have abandoned (or never accepted) their responsibility to act as adults.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 5:06:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Psychological researchers drumming up new business. We need to study this! We need to better understand how to advise parent! We need a grant!

This is obviously a social disease, brought on by our twisted culture. As old Bob Grant used to say, "It's sick out there and getting sicker." And it is.

8 posted on 09/30/2011 5:07:25 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
These kids are too young to make such life changing decisions. They're "pretending" at this age. They probably believe if they changed their minds, they could always go back. They have no idea their "parents" have mutilated them beyond repair. They'll forever be walking Frankensteins.
This isn't a child's choice. At this age, this is an insane parents choice.

9 posted on 09/30/2011 5:09:04 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Pecos

CNN did nto even tell the whole story but have you noticed how many of these stories are now coming out about homosexuals raising kids?

Last week a woman has a child, she then said she was a man, had her boy say Daddy, then raised the boy as a girl.
Then send the poor kid off to school and tells the school the boy should use the girls bathroom as he is a girl.

Does that make any sense?

It is time for these freaks to seek mental help, none of this “well I know one they’re nice I have no problem with them”
This pro queer, cross dressing biased liberal corrupt media is so out of touch with reality.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 5:10:02 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: silverleaf

Craziest part of your statement which is a true statement,is that we have ratios of like 5 people attempting to tell 95 how they should react and behave. Of that 95 its pretty split between those opposed to being told how to think and those who don’t care if they’re told.
Elitists.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 5:13:33 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

less than 5 I’d say
There was a report out yesterday saying the census lied about how many homosexuals and so called couples there were in America.
They added the numbers to make it look like there are more homosexuals than there is.

All of this homosexuality agenda, cross dressing, sex with kids etc has to stop.
No more encouragement from Hollywood, press etc . Telling these people it is normal for a man to dress as a woman to be now a lesbian is certainly a mental problem


12 posted on 09/30/2011 5:20:35 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: concerned about politics
And the child, being a child, accepts the premise and acts accordingly. Children need the love and acceptance of their ‘parent’ whomever that might be designated. So sad for the kids. Perversion used to be recognized and treated. Now it is glorified. Heartbreaking for those who could benefit from intense psychological counseling.
13 posted on 09/30/2011 5:22:11 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another sign (as if we needed any) of a decadent, indulgent, selfish society.

I haven’t seen any stories about woman-trapped-in-man’s-body originating from Ethiopia and Somalia lately, have you? It seems that a daily struggle for survival tends to focus the mind and doesn’t leave room for flights of fantasy.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 5:23:46 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe it’s the recognition that repackaging insanity does not serve a society’s best interests. And maybe it’s rebellion at the elitist notion that common folk are so stupid they’ll believe that little boys in dresses are normal.

In other words, maybe it’s a gross disconnect between the perverted salons of the self-appointed cultural trendsetters and the living rooms of people who work for their money.


15 posted on 09/30/2011 5:25:08 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“I believe people should be able to do what they want.

Even if they are nuts.”

That isn’t authentic freedom, because their rights end where mine begin.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 5:26:51 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: silverleaf

Don’t forget, in addition to punishing you for expressing an opinion, or even for simply not “celebrating” their perversity/mental illness,

they want to push this on YOUR KIDS against your will,
and if you resist that, you will also be punished.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: manc

I understand what you’re saying but the percentage of elitists is much greater than that sub group.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 5:31:52 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SumProVita

I won’t let them change your privates.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 5:33:40 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Do what they want to them selves, not to another.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 5:34:23 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Pollster1

Well put!

When did parents put the kids in charge? Too many parents want to be friends, don’t want the responsibility of being a parent or are self-centered.
Children need structure, discipline and love. When they don’t get these things they act out - and they continue this pattern for the rest of their lives.

JMO


21 posted on 09/30/2011 5:35:31 AM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe. M)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Is it any wonder why the boy is screwed up? This is what happens when you allow homosexuals to adopt. Sick sick sick.

The lesbian who plays the father role says, (while wearing his/her tie), that “What we are doing to Tammy is injecting ...”

They should be arrested and the child removed.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 5:35:37 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: concerned about politics

Good post.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 5:36:33 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What exactly provoked such harsh opinions?

The facts of the case. Reports of child abuse often garner harsh opinions; the better question would be why this story wouldn't receive disapproval.

24 posted on 09/30/2011 5:42:33 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: silverleaf

i’ll be branded a hater? that’s ok. i am.

i absolutely hate deviate, amoral behavior with a hard passion.

hey... they just want us to be who we are... don’t they?

aren’t they open minded enough to accept me for who i am??


25 posted on 09/30/2011 5:42:54 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: wiggen

agree


26 posted on 09/30/2011 5:47:10 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

males cannot become female and females cannot become males no matter how they mutilate themselves.

It’s a fact.

Denial is stupid.


27 posted on 09/30/2011 5:53:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Adults should be able to do what they want, not kids. And if you want your penis cut off, use your own money, not mine.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 5:54:13 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Let me rephrase in case you missed the point I was trying to make:

That isn’t authentic freedom, because their rights end where those of another begin.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 6:06:41 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: IronJack

IronJack has nailed it flush in a single swing of the hammer!!


30 posted on 09/30/2011 6:07:02 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
As has been said before........

Liberalism in its many shapes and forms is a mental disorder.

31 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:17 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: MrB
they want to push this on YOUR KIDS against your will, and if you resist that, you will also be punished.

Human beings are being turned into robots so that they are no longer allowed to have thoughts of their own. Political correctness is simply the dark side wearing a disguise of God.

The politically correct tools that are being used to "save" mankind are the very tools that will destroy it.

32 posted on 09/30/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Transgender freaks need to remember that houses have a closet for a reason.


33 posted on 09/30/2011 6:44:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: concerned about politics

Communists think that way, due to their evolutionary materialist worldview.
There is an example of a prominent Marxist with a robot dog that would respond to certain commands. The marxist commented that the difference between the robot dog, a real dog, and a human was just a matter of degree. They all respond to stimulus according to their material makeup.

Another comment - “political correctness” was originally termed “cultural Marxism”, but like always, the left has to lie about what they’re doing, so changed it to the more acceptable term.


34 posted on 09/30/2011 6:46:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

the left always plays that name game.
homosexuals , call them gay as it sounds more positive.
Dream act is the amnesty,
undocumented is illegals
increased revenue is increase taxes
it goes on and on

hell they used to be called progressives but that become a dirty word so they used liberal and now reverting back to progressive.

Well to me always it will be homosexuals, queers, illegals
increased taxes etc.

The press even FOX plays their game but like hell will I


35 posted on 09/30/2011 6:55:16 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: manc
Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism
36 posted on 09/30/2011 6:59:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Pollster1
When a suicidal child wants to be who he is by killing himself, responsible adults don’t support and assist in the suicide

Yet.

37 posted on 09/30/2011 7:02:16 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: icwhatudo

If these “mothers” had given him a spanking in public, they’d be branded abusers. Yet injecting him with hormones to turn him into a girl is given a pass and even celebrated!

CNN is full of twisted freaks.


38 posted on 09/30/2011 7:06:53 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: MrB
Another comment - “political correctness” was originally termed “cultural Marxism”, but like always, the left has to lie about what they’re doing, so changed it to the more acceptable term.

The left puts a pretty mask on the vilest of passions.

Abortion is the brutal dismembering of a human infant while it's still alive (without as much as an aspirin to dull the pain).
The left refers to this action as "Choice." Who can be against a word like "Choice?"

Homosexuality is two grown adults lusting after the genitals of another from the the same sex. The males are attracted to other mens anuses, are are also known to eat the feces of their sex partners.
The left refers to this behavior as "Gay. " Who can be against a word like "Gay?"

Those who have never done anything for anyone - not even themselves, believe they should wallow in the financial harvest of another who has labored all of his/her adult life.
The left refers to this as "Sharing" Who can be against a word like "Sharing"

Once the mask is removed, the horrors and the ugliness of the left wings agenda is exposed.

39 posted on 09/30/2011 7:07:03 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
The latest one that was almost comical was 0bama repeatedly saying "we" were going to "ask" millionaires to pay more.

Oh, "ask", are you? Really? What happens when they politely decline?

Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism

40 posted on 09/30/2011 7:18:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
The latest one that was almost comical was 0bama repeatedly saying "we" were going to "ask" millionaires to pay more.

Who can be against a word like "Fair"?
Words matter. Expose the lies underneath the words, and the left ends up standing naked for the whole world to see.

41 posted on 09/30/2011 7:28:13 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

My old tagline:

“To defeat the left, expose the left”


42 posted on 09/30/2011 7:34:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There’s another reason to be concerned about this. I’ve heard of quite a few cases where serial killers where forced to dress as girls by their mothers when they were children. It could be a contributing factor; I know I would sure harbor some pent up hostility later in life if that had been done to me.


43 posted on 09/30/2011 3:25:33 PM PDT by Boogieman
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