(LifeSiteNews) – College Green is part of Bristol’s university district, and usually it is a sleepy part of town, with students catching up on their reading or gathering to do homework. But on June 19, a mob of activists wearing black masks (perhaps for their safety, but certainly not for anyone else’s) and balaclavas gathered to target a lecture held by a 60 women’s rights activists with Standing for Women in honor of Father’s Day. They screamed, jostled, and threatened. Police had to be called in to hold them back.
The activists, called together by the Bristol Anarchist Federation, were trans activists, and the reason for their rage was that the targeted women refused to recognize biological men as women.
The chants started off with the usual “trans rights are human rights!” muffled by masks; but very quickly, the trans activist were pushing police, pushing women, and hoisting signs of a much uglier nature. One sign stated that “TERFS” — trans exclusionary radical feminists, the label given to women who disagree with gender ideology — should “suck my d****.” Another burly fellow wrote a message on the ground: “After Colston TERFs are next.” The statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was famously thrown into the river in 2020. Women who disagree with trans activists are apparently no better than slave traders and should also end up at the bottom of the river.
As one activist noted on Twitter, the trans activists were essentially “outright stating that they want to topple women to the ground, tie them up by with rope and drag them through the streets of Bristol and dump their bodies in the river.”
The aggressive activists brought a megaphone, with one man — his face covered with a mask, naturally — shouting that the women being attacked were “oppressors” who were “taking rights from people.” The trans anarchists yelled that the women should “get out of the city”; they were booed; called “transphobes”; they sang loudly; one particularly paunchy bloke with a kerchief over his face held a tolerant sign reading: “Posie Parker Racist Trash.” The intimidation tactics were effective enough that police began to guard the doors and a line had to be formed in order to keep the trans activists back.
Feminist leaders and their supporters were livid. The Wales Women’s Rights Network tweeted: “Absolutely appalling intimidation of women in Bristol this afternoon, with [us] requiring a police escort as [trans activists] shout abuse and harass peaceful demonstrators. We will not be silenced.” Women, they stated are being “erased” — women meaning “adult human female.” After their lecture they went to a Bristol pub, where again they required police protection.
Five Tampa Bay Rays pitchers are now subject to a media witch-hunt after refusing to wear LGBT symbols on their hats and shirts because of their faith in God.
One ESPN commentator called the men "bigoted" for supposedly using "religious exemption BS" to say "no" to the Pride Month clothing.
It's time to stand with these men against the intolerance of the radical left.
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The careers and lives of the five pitchers — Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson — will be greatly harmed if we abandon them to the cancel culture of their critics, like ESPN's Sarah Spain.
“That religious exemption BS is used in sports and otherwise also allows for people to be denied health care, jobs, apartments, children, prescriptions, all sorts of rights,” Spain claimed.
“We have to stop tiptoeing around it because we’re trying to protect people who are trying to be bigoted...” she continued.
Now they're trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch. This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end. https://t.co/02zAKDJx77— Best selling LGBT children's author Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 8, 2022
These men should be celebrated for their bravery, but instead are being derided for sticking up for their Christian beliefs.
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People are being bullied into conformity by an LGBT movement that claims to be about tolerance and diversity, unless you're a devout Christian.
“Now they’re trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch,” the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh remarked.
“This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end.”
It's hard to imagine sports columnists like Nancy Armour of USA Today attacking Muslims for their rejection of Pride propaganda, but she sees no problem in attacking these devout Christians.
Oh for God’s sake. These folks who bastardize religion to suit their bigotry would do well to actually READ the New Testament. I’d recommend starting with Matthew. https://t.co/qAK875xDhZ— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) June 5, 2022
We hope Nancy Armour's reading of the New Testament extends to Romans 1:25-27.
Most commentators simply don't understand that loving everyone as a Christian means telling people certain actions are extremely harmful to the soul.
SIGN: These men were right to reject the LGBT Pride insignias on their hats and jerseys.
Indeed, by peeling off the rainbow logo from their jerseys and wearing the standard team hat, the five pitchers have taken a stand against an ideology that's antithetical to Christianity.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and every other professional sports league have promoted LGBTQ causes in recent years, including showcasing a “marriage” proposal between two homosexuals in front of a stadium packed with families.
Sports are no longer safe from the tenticles of the LGBT movement, with players being strong-armed into virtue signaling for causes they disagree with.
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As the Daily Mail noted, this is not the first time that trans activists have targeted women for violence. Forty-four-year-old Aleks Kovacevic was “manhandled” by an angry mob next to a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester where she was pushed to the ground by biological men who identified as women after she waved the purple, green, and white suffragette flag (which, after more than a century, seems to be controversial again.) J.K. Rowling responded to the assault on Twitter: “I never expected the right side of history to include so many people in masks intimidating and assaulting women, did you? But she never dropped her flag. Emmeline would be proud.”
The trans activists and anarchists, in response, promised to continue their campaign against the women. Veteran feminist leader Julie Bindel summed up her thoughts on Twitter: “In more than 40 years of active feminism against male violence I have NEVER witnessed this level of unbridled misogyny in response. I don’t know whether to put my head in my hands and weep, or get even angrier than I already am.”
A short while later, she added another tweet: “I think, on reflection, I will opt for the anger.”