Glenn Beck offers the classic slippery slope argument that gay rights —> trans rights —> pedophile rights. He offers no analysis for this, just a “guarantee” that it’s going to happen. Because what do you need to make such an argument other than pure speculation?
“If you don’t stand up now,” Beck declared, “I guarantee you the next thing that will be mainstreamed” will be pedophilia.
The push for transgender equality is “not normal,” Beck insisted, unlike the fight for gay marriage, which was something he claimed that the American public would have accepted within the next few years on its own.
“Transgender bathrooms have come out of nowhere,” he stated, “and are being jammed down our throat. I guarantee you, I guarantee you the next stop on this train is pedophilia. I guarantee it. They will normalize pedophilia.”
This is just plain old demagoguery. Most people no longer hate or fear gay people, so now the bigots are shifting their attention to trans people in order to keep up their discriminatory game. And they’re already creating the next convenient enemy.