NBC News published a report that appeared to use the horrific murders of three children and three adults at the hands of a transgender shooter to draw sympathy for transgender individuals with claims of “widespread fear” by “members of the LGBTQ community in Nashville” who say they received death threats in the wake of the shooting.
Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a former student at the Christian Covenant School, stormed into the school last week, killing three nine-year-old children and three adults before she was shot and killed by police.
While police initially described Hale as a teenager and then as a 28-year-old woman, it was later revealed that Hale identified as transgender.
On Sunday, NBC News described a “private meeting” of the LGBTQ activists, one whose location was “closely guarded because of safety concerns for the participants, some of whom have been afraid to leave their homes and go out in public.”
According to the report:
“This particular week has just been a nightmare. Everything from grief to anger to sadness,” the Rev. RJ Robles, a transgender community organizer who uses he/they pronouns, told the crowd. “This has also been part of the reason why we came together as a community to offer this healing space this evening.”
LGBTQ activists and their allies in government and the media have called for a focus on gun control rather than Hale’s transgender identity.
Nevertheless, transgender activists had planned a “Trans Day of Vengeance” rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and then cancelled its event in the wake of the reaction to the killing of three children and three adults at a Christian school Monday by a transgender shooter.
Save the date. April 1st @ 11AM main action around Capitol Hill, March 31st TBA direct action.
We need more than visibility. End the violence, end the erasure, end the genocide.
— Our Rights DC (@OurRightsDC) February 20, 2023
“Since the shooting, advocates in the LGBTQ community said that there has been a flood of threats of violence and that people are afraid to leave their homes,” the report continued. “Organizers postponed the march, and some advocates planned a smaller ‘evening of healing’ for people to meet safely.”
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Rev. Dawn Bennett, whom NBC described as “Nashville’s 1st queer female Lutheran pastor,” said the Trans Day of Vengeance had been planned as a reaction to a new Tennessee law restricting drag queen performances on public grounds or in the presence of children and teens.
“Many folks in the Nashville community were really very disturbed about the drag ban, because this is people’s livelihood,” Bennett said. “It was so that we could celebrate, we could come alongside our drag family in solidarity, show support.”
The Daily Mail, however, reported last week that the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN), which had planned the “Trans Day of Vengeance,” actually appeared to be attempting to raise money for its own members’ firearms training. Transgender activists posed with firearms before the scheduled event and social media posts showed a call for violence against Christians.
Meanwhile, police confirmed Tuesday that Hale had received treatment for an “emotional disorder.”
“Transgenderism is a mental illness,” Los Angeles-based psychiatrist Dr. Mark McDonald wrote Thursday at his Dissident MD Substack column.
“It stems from a social contagion rampant in American urban centers, spread by social media and the support of corrupt schoolteachers and administrators who have chosen to pursue child sacrifice rather than the education and protection of young people,” he explained. “It feeds on narcissism and victim culture, two toxic wells we have been digging for a number of years.”
McDonald noted that many political leaders responded to the horrific murders at the Christian school by “labeling the murderer as a victim,” rather than condemning her actions.
“Is this not a denial of reality and an inversion of morality?” the psychiatrist asked. “A young woman murders children in a school, and we are ordered to feel sorry for her while self-flagellating. This reveals a sickness in our society that runs as deep as the mental illness in the shooter.”
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