Apparently, if you’re from North Carolina and believe that there are only two genders — male and female, just to clarify — then you’re an “antiquated” bigot who is potentially costing your neighbors jobs and economic opportunity in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
That’s right. If you reject the newest junk science which asserts there are 58 genders (why limit it to just 58?), then you’re the equivalent of racists and segregationists in the 50’s and 60’s.
Of course, this is absurd and untrue.
Beyond the obnoxious assertion that we should give up on reality, truth, and morality simply because corporate America has decided what values and beliefs are tolerable and intolerable (quite interesting especially coming from the left, which has consistently claimed that corporate America is evil in all aspects), it’s laughable that this passes as a compelling argument.
Just look at how confidently Jurney asserts the new gender theory as fact:
The law requires citizens to use the public facility that corresponds with their ‘biological’ gender. This edict aligns with the antiquated idea that gender is a binary construct, inherently marginalizing transgender people. The Justice Department has sued the state to overturn the law.
Jurney actually put the word “biological” in scare quotes, number one.
Number two, she asserts the idea that there are only two genders is “antiquated.”
So the approximately billion-year-old “idea” that men are men and women are women is antiquated because the LGBT lobby says so. Also, biological is just a word being thrown around, and we shouldn’t pay attention to those XX and XY chromosomes because that’s obviously not credible.
We have truly entered a post-reality world. That’s right, if our minds don’t match up with reality, it’s not our minds that are disordered — it’s reality that needs to be changed.
The post-reality movement should be treated for what it is — a movement not based in any reality whatsoever.
The voters of North Carolina would be wise to reject this kind of thinking next Tuesday.
UPDATE: The Forbes.com article in question has been updated to remove the word “antiquated.” Curious…
Terry Schilling is the executive director of American Principles Project.