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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
At WND, Transgenderism Means "Free Pass to Shower With Opposite Sex"
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily hates gay people, so it's not suprising that it would demonstrate similar hostility toward transgender people.

A Jan. 4 WND article by Bob Unruh about an anti-discrimiation law in one Maryland county carries the bizarre headline "Wow! Free pass to shower with the opposite sex"and includes, for no apparent reason, a screen shot from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

How does WND make such a link between transgenderism and showers? By uncritically repeating the claims of opponents of the bill.

Unruh asserts that the anti-discrimination law has "become known as the 'coed showers' bill," continuing:

The law provides “discrimination” protections for transgenders, and critics say it opens up virtually all of the county – from shower rooms to restrooms to other private areas – to anyone who states he or she is of a certain gender. For example, a man dressing as a woman would be allowed, under penalty of discrimination laws, into a women’s locker room, shower room or restroom.

This line of attack appears to be coming from the group Maryland Citizens for Responsible Government, which opposes the  anti-discrimination law. Unruh links to the group's website, "" The group asserts that "women and children need to be protected from indecency and predators in rest rooms and showers. It has always been appropriate to discriminate by gender in public accommodations."

Invoking coed showers is WND's preferred method of fearmongering against equal rights for transgenders. For example, an April 2010 column by raging homophobe Les Kinsolving, carrying the headline "What's next? Transgender showers for kids," railed against a proposed anti-discrimination law in Maine by playing the shower card:

How would you react if your daughter were forced by a school to share showers and toilet rooms with a transgender?

I would have raised hell about such sexual insanity – as I will if either of my two granddaughters is ordered into such absolute idiocy.

But this so-called Human Rights Commission – which should have been renamed Human Wrongs Commission – wanted to inject a sexually altered boy into the girls’ showers and toilet rooms!

Crude? Sure. But that's how WND rolls.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:40 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:37 PM EST

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