Cissie Graham Lynch, the granddaughter of late evangelical pastor Billy Graham, gave a speech at the RNC boasting about Trump’s policies that protect “religious liberty”.
During her speech, she referred to transgender girls as “boys” while discussing policies that aim to accommodate transgender people based on their gender identity.
“Democrats tried to force adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs.
She referred to transgender girls using the same facilities at schools as cisgender girls, instead of being forced to use boys’ facilities.
“Democrats pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports and use girls’ locker rooms.”
“But then we, the people, elected Donald Trump. People of faith suddenly had a fierce advocate in the White House. He appointed judges who respect the First Amendment. He supported religious beliefs in court.
He ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. He withdrew the policies that placed our little girls at risk.”
Recently, the Supreme Court, which leans conservative, agreed in a 6-3 decision that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, also prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In a statement shared with NBC News, the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ rights group said her comments were,
“dehumanizing and demeaning.”
HRC President Alphonso David said,
“What is particularly shameful is the targeting of some of the most vulnerable in our community: transgender kids.
Cissie Graham Lynch’s comments were despicable and must be widely condemned by anyone who claims to be an ally of LGBTQ people.”
Lynch ended her speech making “religious freedom” entirely about attacking LGBTQ people:
“Whether you’re a baker, a florist, or a football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to God or to Caesar.”
Paul Rudnick summed up the hate this “Christian” spewed…
Cissie Graham, whose name sounds like something you could send a gay man on his birthday, viciously attacked LGBTQ people at the RNC. She's the face of evangelical hate that Trump is depending on, and supports by trying to repeal marriage equality and deny gay people healthcare pic.twitter.com/E3nNnfq1Nf— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) August 26, 2020
(via NBC News)