It is a shame that the first thing one thinks when someone proclaims themselves to be a “Christian” is, “There stands a delusional person who is a bigot and a compulsive liar.”
Particularly when they describe themselves as born again, or “religious”. Get ready for the bigoted lies and bullshit to start flowing.
I’m tired of Christo-Fascist bullying of business that try to be fair and respect the rights and dignity of minorities.
See first the original story: Woman files lawsuit because she can’t harass transgender customers
From Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2011/12/mat-staver-liberty-counsel-doubles-down.html
Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel doubles down on implausible story against Macy’s
By Alvin McEwen
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Reposted with permission
As Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel continue milk the case of the former Macy’s employee who was fired for harassing a transgender customer, one has to wonder are they reading their own press.
Yesterday, I pointed out how Staver and the employee, Natalie Johnson, conducted several interviews in which they tried to whitewash the fact that Johnson’s actions violated Macy’s policy and that concerns about “religious liberty” and “men in women’s changing rooms” were a pitiful dodges.
I even hinted that the Liberty Counsel was “conjuring up” a story of an “anonymous” Macy’s employee troubled by the policy.
But in an interview with the phony news service One News Now today, Staver seems to be sticking to that story and making up new ones:
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, now tells OneNewsNow that an employee of another store has told him she has persistent problems keeping men out of the women’s fitting room.
However, that’s not exactly what the Liberty Counsel said yesterday on its blog:
The employee said she constantly has to ask men to leave the women’s fitting rooms.
It may seem like an insignificant jump from “asking men to leave women’s fitting rooms” to “having persistent problems keeping men out of women’s fitting rooms,” but this jump only elucidates the questions I asked yesterday.
Those questions were:
Were these transgender women, rather than men accompanying their loved ones? These are two totally different situations.
And if these were transgender women, what are the odds of this employee having the ability to violate company policy without losing her job? If this woman had been truly asking transgender women to leave the fitting rooms, we would be hearing about this before now.
If this anonymous employee has had “persistent problems” with transgender customers, then that would mean there was in fact conflict between her and those customers. And if this is the case, I refuse to believe that several transgender women in different cases would allow themselves to be disrespected and not complain, especially when the store policy is in their favor.
How is this woman continuing to keep her job in light of this possibility? Or does this woman even exist?
Then Staver tries to make it seem that there is a groundswell of negative reactions to Macy’s policy:
According to Liberty Counsel, the public is reacting.
“Consistently the people of America are saying that they will not shop at Macy’s,” explains Staver. “They’re tearing up their Macy’s credit cards, they’re sending back their Macy’s gift cards, they say that they will not shop at Macy’s — and this is a consistent response that we’re seeing from the public around the country.”
The Liberty Counsel founder says customers are “literally outraged and shocked” at Macy’s policy.
Staver conveniently doesn’t provide proof of this claim, just like neither he nor the Liberty Counsel has provided proof of the existence of the anonymous Macy’s employee.
To reiterate, I smell a rat.
Email Macy’s and send the company your support for standing up for our rights and dignity. And most of all, tell Macy’s to not back down.
December 15, 2011 at 6:32 am
Interesting. In the UK, Liberty is an organisation devoted to upholding human rights and freedoms, a bit like ACLU. Interesting to see that in the USA the word is hijacked by nincompoops wanting to oppress people. Fortunately, from Wikipedia, they seem to be pretty unsuccessful. Perhaps they are latching onto this case from a desire for publicity.
December 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm
In the USA the Neo-Nazis of the far right engage in an Orwellian form of “New speak” wherein they post-modern terms into having completely different from their original definition meanings. For example when ever I see “family” used in a phrase like “family values” I automatically change it to “fascist”.