Bathroom Bill: Lawmaker Refers To Trans As 'Mutants': "I Am Not On The Fence!' [Video]
In recent news, Florida Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby had some choice words for the transgender community during a debate over a bill that would require people to use bathrooms consistent with their birth sex.
As a proud Christian conservative Republican, Barnaby expressed shock at the state of society, stating that it was like “watching an X-Men movie” or “Marvel Comics.” He expressed his belief that trans people present themselves in outlandish ways that have no place in the Christian faith.
“We have people that live among us today on planet Earth that are happy to display themselves as if they were mutants from another planet,” Barnaby said. “This is the planet Earth, where God created men — male — and women — female.”
Barnaby also bemoaned the state of society, implying that it has ceded ground to “dark” and “evil” forces, and stated that he would “not put up with it.” He called the transgender people present at the hearing “demons” and “imps,” and said he would “win every time” if anyone tried to take him on.
The comments have been met with outrage from Democrats, liberals, and the transgender community, who have accused Barnaby of bigotry and intolerance. But Barnaby stands by his beliefs, pointing out that he was voicing his opinion on what the Bible teaches.
“I’m a Christian. I believe what the Bible says. And I’m not afraid to stand up and say it,” Barnaby said. “The majority of the people in this country share my beliefs.”
NEW: @WebsterBarnaby compares transgenders to living among "mutants"
"We have people that live among us [on] Earth that are happy to display themselves as if they were mutants from another planet. This is the planet Earth where God created men, male and women, female." pic.twitter.com/rmssfGINhT
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) April 10, 2023
Barnaby has also defended himself by pointing to the fact that he later apologized for his comments. But many remain unconvinced, and have accused Barnaby of using his apology as a way to save face.
No matter what you think of Barnaby’s comments, one thing is for sure: the Republican party is firmly in the “pro-bathroom bill” camp, and will continue to fight for policies that protect the most vulnerable members of our society. As Barnaby said, “Let’s all vote up on this bill.”