If the American Enterprise Institution ("AEI") wants to make everyone in their offices dress as clowns tomorrow, they could certainly do it. They'd probably be less likely to face an employee lawsuit than if they asked a transgender employee to leave. Particularly in DC, they have get the pants sued off them if they tried to push out a mentally unstable trans employee. I get that out of the way and now this -- I'm noticing a trend among reporters, our social betters, etc. who take the position that it's not the crazy person, but us, with the problem. We're supposed to be polite and say nothing. To say anything is to be rude, offensive, bigoted, etc.
But I'll say it -- this is nuts.
AEI scholar Thomas Donnelly now wants to be called Giselle Donnelly and the Washington Post write up wants you to know it is all fine, normal, and if you have a problem with it, you are the problem.
> A turning point came five years ago, when, a few months after separating from her first wife, Giselle met a photographer and makeup artist named Elizabeth Taylor. A former naval nuclear instructor, Taylor opened up a beauty shop in Washington called Makeovers that helps trans women find their style. The shop became an important node in a small but growing trans community in D.C., and was featured by the Washington Post in 2015.
> Giselle and Beth shared a love of national security, wine, gender fluidity and BDSM. They soon began dating, and last year they were married.
"A love of…gender fluidity and BDSM" should tell you right there the problem is not you, but them. It is amazing how casually the Washington Post cites all this and everyone takes the "this is fine and normal" position.
It is not normal. It is deviance being defined as normal and it is pagan decadence on display.
The real point of all this is to say this -- Christians should not expect a safe harbor even within the conservative world. As deviancy is normalized, normal will be defined as deviant. Pagan decadence will force out Christian modesty as abhorrent even among conservative institutions in the long term.
AEI may be doing this because they think it is all fine or they may really be doing it because they're in DC and know they'd get sued out of business if they even suggested this was madness. But let's not delude ourselves -- scholarship or not, bonding over gender fluidity and BDSM and deciding to "become" a woman is not normal and is not sane and some of us should be willing to speak up and say so.