Liberal, Democrat Congresswoman from California. Is there anything else that needs to be said regarding where an individual fitting this description would stand on the "transgender" fantastical issue? If there is any doubt, Rep. Zoe Lofgren removed it all in a House hearing on Wednesday when she called a witness an "ignorant bigot."
According to The Blaze, Lofgren was called "out of order" by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after "initiating the exchange" by reading testimony given by Gail Heriot, of the United States Commission on Civil Rights at the hearing:
“We are teaching kids a terrible lesson. ‘I believe that I am a Russian princess.’ That doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy. Nor am I a great-horned owl just because, as I have been told, I happen to share some personality traits with those feathered creatures.”
Declaring the testimony "rather offensive" and questioning Ms. Heriot's knowledge on the "transgender" issue, Lofgren became angry and engaged in name-calling when Ms. Heriot attempted to respond.
“I think you are a bigot, lady!” she said. “I think you are an ignorant bigot! I think you are an ignorant bigot and anti-gay—”
King interrupted Lofgren, calling her out on violating committee rules.
“You are out of order,” he said. “We don’t call names in this committee and you’ll not be recognized to do that.”
The video of the incident can be viewed here.
After reading the written testimony and before her outburst, Lofgren opined, "I don't think the witness really knows anything and probably has never met a transgender child who is going through, in almost every case, a very difficult experience of finding themselves; and, I believe the department's guidance will help schools all over the united States in preventing the kind of violence and harassment these transgender, uh kids find uh too often. ...."
Ms. Heriot wanted to respond to the comments made by Lofgren, which Lofgren refused citing she was just stating her opinion. It was at the point Ms. Heriot tried to respond again when Lofgren started name-calling. Despite Rep. King calling her out of order and not recognizing her, Lofgren argued stating, "She is out of order... it is my time. Mr. Chairman, it is my time and I would just like to say we allow witnesses to say offensive things, but I cannot allow that kind of bigotry to go into the record unchallenged. Now I don't want to get into a debate about it."
Well, Ms. Lofgren, it is now my time. Please do tell all in America what was bigoted about the written testimony by Ms. Heriot. Inquiring minds want to know.
As a matter of fact, I think, Ms. Lofgren, that you should present yourself much better in a committee hearing by getting a better hairstyle, a nicer wardrobe and a little make-up. You would be surprised at how one's attitude can change by tidying up one's appearance. It would certainly present the appearance of professionalism, if your behavior does not.
Is bigotry and ignorance a crime in this nation? If these traits were crimes, the entirety of Congress, both chambers, and the majority in government inside the Beltway would have to be arrested. Likewise, many American voters would find themselves behind bars. One may not like what another is saying, feel it is offensive, and want to make it go away. However, individuals have the right to say things others may find offensive, ignorant and bigoted since offensive speech is still protected speech.
Please tell the American public where exactly your "expert" knowledge in transgender issues originates. How many transgender children have you met? And, please tell us all how "guidelines" for children experiencing this fantastical ideology of being another gender, indulging the pretense, by requiring schools to allow these children to access facilities opposite their biology will help "prevent the kind of violence and harassment these transgender kids find too often?" In fact, please provide examples of this rampant violence and harassment occurring that justifies these guidelines?
According to your own statement, these children are "trying to find themselves." That being the case, why would you direct these children in need of help in the wrong direction?
Never, in all my years, have I ever met any transgender individual. Being this group comprises less than half of one percent of the population, statistically speaking; it would be rare for the general population to actually meet one under normal circumstances. So, it is hard to imagine all this violence and harassment that you claim. That being said, forcing the majority of schoolchildren, whose minds are fragile and still in development, to intermingle with the opposite sex experiencing a mental disorder in their restroom and locker-room facilities is ludicrous, ignorant, and detrimental.
But, since Congress, this piece of slime man in the Oval Office, the Department of Education and Department of Justice are willing to "entertain" the idea of "whatever someone says they are, they are" and demand everyone respond accordingly, I happen to be a diplomatic representative from the planet Comeoniwannaslapya. As such, I demand the government, as well as the nation, recognize this and provide me with all the privileges to meet with Congress, the president, and other officials appropriate to my station – including diplomatic immunity. The responsibilities I have to the home world should procure a seat within the United Nations and on the UN Security Council to provide a vote on important issues regarding the nations of the Earth in preparation for migration of citizens of Comeoniwannaslapya to the Earth. And, since the home world dispensed with money some time back, I expect not to be required to pay for any expenses incurred while living on Earth.
Laughing are you? Calling me mentally disturbed, are ya? What is the difference in this "fantasy" and someone claiming to be other than their biological sex or race? Cannot people be another species because they say so? It appears to work that way where gender and race are concerned.
The issue at hand, Ms. Lofgren, is scientific fact contained in the DNA of the human species. DNA cannot be changed or altered; it is static. I am no more an alien from the fictitious world of Comeoniwannaslapya as you are a frog or a male. Mental status is fragile, labile and can morph into disturbances skewing reality, orientation, and alertness. Someone who envisions him or herself as something contrary to the biology of DNA and chromosomes indicates a break from reality, ergo, the individual suffers from a mental disorder that should be treated carefully, not indulged. To allow children who think they are another gender to share facilities with the gender opposite their biology is child abuse, in my opinion. And, for the betterment of the public "good," anyone supporting this by implementing this atrocity should be arrested, charged and brought to trial on the charge of child abuse.
In fact, Ms. Lofgren, I find you offensive in every way, in addition to your demeanor. Your airs of superiority, arrogance and disdain are not qualities one needs in elected officials. For your inappropriate behavior, the members of the House should expel your sorry behind back to California. You are undeserving of the privilege to serve in government. In fact, one could call you "unfit." If the constituents you represent are anything like you, we all should get down on our knees in humble prayer to ask God to show the nation great mercy, which we are undeserving to receive.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.