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Matt Barber and ‘Biological Reality’

Matt Barber and ‘Biological Reality’ September 19, 2013

The AFL-CIO recently amended its mission statement to add the following statement: “To encourage all workers without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression to share equally in the full benefits of union organization.” Naturally, the wingnuts are clutching their pearls.

Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, tells OneNewsNow that that creates a dilemma for the majority of the union’s members, forcing them “to endorse a delusion.”

“Nobody is advocating that people who suffer from gender confusion be discriminated against willy-nilly,” he offers, “but certainly people who have traditional values and people who recognize biological reality should not be compelled to entertain an irrefutable biological delusion.”

Leaving aside the idiotic claim that merely saying that transgender people should be allowed to join unions is somehow “forcing” anyone to do anything, the notion that Matt Barber has even the slightest grasp of “biological reality” is utterly laughable. A man who rejects evolution is arguing for “biological reality.” A man who thinks that there are only two clear and obvious genders is arguing for “biological reality.”

The biological reality is that some people simply do not fit into that binary. There’s a whole range of variations between and outside of those two things. For most of us, gender and sexuality is a relatively easy matter. For others, it’s not. And the last thing those people need is to be told by ignorant bigots like Matt Barber that they’re just imagining it and that if they just prayed a lot, it would go away.

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