Nuked a couple tweets that were a bit raw but my point stands. We are failing as a society when hate mongers feel emboldened to incite terror on LGBTQ people and not terrified to show their faces in public. https://t.co/msENpB7UpG— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) November 23, 2022
There’s a significant percentage of Americans that believe the brutal murder of their fellow Americans is at best collateral damage or at worst justifiable homicide.— Teddy Wilson (@reportbywilson) November 23, 2022
Let’s be crystal fucking clear about what we are watching: the use of genocidal rhetoric on national television. https://t.co/4mgM70Jvxl
You expect Matt Walsh, Libs of Tik Tok and Jack Posobiec to double down on anti-LGBTQ+ hate in the aftermath of a terror attack — they are professional website goblins.— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) November 22, 2022
The problem is the GOP is now recruiting directly from this bench of unhinged influencers.
This happened over the weekend.
I wasn’t sure what was going on and didn’t chime in.
When I was following the story on the home, the hot takes were already flying that anti-LGBTQ rhetoric was responsible, Tucker Carlson was responsible, Matt Walsh and Christopher Rufo were responsible, etc. I believe I heard that Ron DeSantis was also responsible because of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The Colorado Springs shooting story has since taken an interesting turn and doesn’t appear to be what many people initially thought it was when the finger wagging began.
“Public defenders representing Anderson Lee Aldrich, the suspect accused of killing five people and injuring 17 more in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, over the weekend, are describing the 22-year-old in court documents as “non-binary.”
In several standard motions filed on behalf of Aldrich on Tuesday, the public defenders refer to the suspect as “Mx. Aldrich.” The motions deal with issues like unsealing documents and evidence gathering, not Aldrich’s identity, and there was no elaboration about it.
“Anderson Aldrich is non-binary,” reads the footnotes in the documents. “They use they/them pronouns, and for the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich.” …”
Tucker came out of the gate swinging and addressed it on his show. He doubled down on calling out Satanic groomers last night. It turns out the perp in Colorado Springs was a “non-binary” weirdo. The story will now mysteriously disappear from the news cycle because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Note: Christian nationalists have pushed back hard against the embrace and celebration of faggotry and trannies which was getting out of control in MAGA in the Trump years.