Prior to the recent Nashville shooting in which a transgender-identifying shooter shot and killed three children and three staff at a small Christian school, the identity-obsessed ruling class jumped to condemn shooters.
When police admitted the shooter’s trans identity motivated her to target her former educational institution, however, the organizations that usually come out of the woodwork to support every other identity group when they are terrorized remained silent.
Instead of speaking out in support of Christians following the attack, the people who run the White House, Congress, state governments, top corporations, and the entertainment industry responded to the tragic deaths by offering solidarity with trans-identifying Americans like the Nashville shooter.
They didn’t just ignore how transgenderism reportedly played a role in the shooter carrying out the “targeted attack,” but they doubled down on the alphabet sexual ideology. Here are many of the politicians, companies, and organizations that went on to tacitly blame the victims of the shooting by celebrating the identity of the person who murdered them.
When President Joe Biden went to address the somber tragedy that rocked the Nashville community on March 27, he cracked a joke about only coming to speak because he had heard there was chocolate-chip ice cream.
He followed that bit with another round of inappropriate laughs following an exchange with a reporter who asked him if he believed “Christians were targeted in the Nashville school shooting.”
“I have no idea,” Biden responded.
“Josh Hawley believes they were,” the reporter noted, pointing to the Missouri senator’s letter demanding the FBI investigate the shooting as a hate crime. “What do you say to that?”
“Well, I probably don’t, then,” Biden said while grinning. “No, I’m joking.”
Just two days after that, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre condemned Republicans who support bans on the mutilation of minors and claimed transgender Americans are “under attack right now.”
Instead of making the kind of trip Biden offered to other shooting victims and even criminals, the president ended the week by celebrating a “Transgender Day of Visibility.” He told Americans who claim to be transgender that they are “made in the image of God” — despite their best efforts to undo that.
As my colleague Elle Purnell noted, it’s true that everyone is created in the image of God, but it is “equally apparent that the cult of transgenderism seeks not to celebrate that sacred image but to distort and blaspheme it.”
Just one day after the tragedy, Amazon Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Candi Castleberry sent a message to “LGBTQIA+ employees and allies” reaffirming that the company “remains in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ employees, customers, and communities” during “this period of apprehension and uncertainty.” Nowhere in the message did Amazon recognize the Nashville shooting nor the victims who lost their lives to the transgender shooter.
Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley made a point to reinforce her support for transgender policies from the House floor.
“In the fight for human rights, we must affirm that trans rights are human rights,” she said.
Before that, the only words Pressley had for the families grieving their loved ones were blaming the “cowardice & a deficit of political will” of presumably Republicans.
Other Democrats and Their Staffers
The same day of The Covenant School shooting, California state Sen. Scott Wiener posted in honor of “Transgender Week of Visibility.”
“The war on trans people continues,” he tweeted.
Wyoming Minority Caucus Whip Rep. Karlee Provenza reposted a graphic to her Facebook last week that suggests people should arm themselves to “protect trans folks against fascists and bigots.”
Josselyn Berry, recent press secretary for Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, resigned from her position after she faced backlash for posting a similar call to violence to her public Twitter account. The offending tweet featured a gif of a woman holding two handguns and the caption “Us when we see transphobes.”
The same day as The Covenant School shooting, the “Like A Virgin” singer announced she would head to Nashville in December to host a benefit concert. Instead of offering her fundraising to the Christian families who lost loved ones to a transgender shooter, however, Madonna planned her performance to honor and raise money for trans-supporting organizations that promote the mutilation of children.
“The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is not only unacceptable and inhumane; it’s creating an unsafe environment; it makes America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color,” Madonna said in a statement.
The same corporate media that rushed to demonize other school shooters as white supremacists spent hundreds of words last week sympathizing with the shooter instead of the Christian community that suffered the consequences of her actions. They framed Christians as the perpetrators of the shooting rather than the victims.
They blamed Tennessee gun laws, gun lovers, and laws protecting children from inappropriate drag shows and irreversible sexual disfigurement. They also complained that authorities “misgendered” the shooter by referring to her as her actual sex.
Radical activists across the nation spent the weekend after six people lost their lives to a transgender murderer celebrating a “Trans Day of Vengeance” and releasing a statement commiserating with the shooter.
In Kentucky, Tennesee, and Texas, rowdy crowds stormed their states’ capitols mere days after the shooting to protest laws intended to keep children safe from sexual indoctrination and to call for gun bans.
The Tennesee crowd was joined by several Democrat legislators who were later stripped of their committee assignments for their role in inciting the capitol chaos. Republicans are still weighing whether those legislators should be expelled from the General Assembly.
CMT Music Awards
In a tone-deaf post, CMT celebrated men in costumes at its annual awards show with a tweet claiming its host’s performance featuring drag queens “SLAYED.”