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Right-wing media figures and far-right figures have doubled down on their anti-LGBT+ rhetoric following a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBT+ nightclub that left five people dead and at least 18 others injured.
Jenna Ellis, a former lawyer for Donald Trump, condemned what she called a “left-wing narrative” about the shooting that points the blame to Christians who “hate gays and transgender people” and “in one way or another on the other, this “hatred” led to the shooting”.
Yet in the same Tuesday show of her The Jenna Ellis Show, she alleges that the five people who were killed inside Club Q gave “no evidence that they were Christians” and that they are “now reaping the consequences of eternal damnation”.
“And that’s much, much more important – we should be having this conversation,” she added. “Instead of just talking about the tragedy of what happened to the body, we need to talk about what happened to the soul and how it is now eternally separated from our lord and savior Jesus Christ.”
His remarks added to a chorus of comments from right-wing media and far-right influencers that amplified inflammatory anti-gay and anti-trans rhetoric even after the mass shooting, echoing a wave of politicized harassment aimed at LGBT+ people over the weeks and months. who preceded him.
Ms Ellis, who amplified the former president’s ongoing lie that the 2020 election was stolen from her, was ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating Mr Trump’s efforts to unlawfully interfere with the election outcome . Following bogus attempts by her legal team to dismiss the results, she repeatedly invoked Christianity to attack LGBT+ people.
She addressed criticism on Twitter, asking “How do I judge them?”
“The Bible says that if anyone does not repent of his sin and accept Christ as Lord, he is not saved,” she added. “I said there was no evidence that these [five] were saved, so *assuming* they weren’t, they are now eternally separated from Christ. Listen to what I actually said.
This week, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson hosted a guest who said mass shootings would continue “until we end this evil program” of gender-affirming care for transgender youth. Mr. Carlson also mentioned several children’s hospitals that have received bomb threats for providing gender-affirming care.
On Wednesday, he sought to discredit a reporter who warned of anti-LGBBT+ rhetoric in right-wing media and raised a baseless conspiracy theory that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ‘hidden’ and ‘lied’ about. his homosexuality.
Conservative activist Rob Smith also appeared on Fox Business this week, saying that as a gay man he often visited Club Q when he lived in Colorado Springs. But he criticized what he called a “contingent of far-left LGBT activists who are going to tread on the blood of these corpses in order to advance their agenda ‘as right-wing figures’.[speak] against the hours of drag queen tales, against the sexualization and grooming of children”.
Right-wing media and activists have falsely confused drag performances with sex acts and used the term grooming or grooming to falsely defame LGBT+ people and their advocates as paedophiles.
Mr Smith also warned viewers against reassessing their biases and against ’emotional blackmail’.[ed] … thinking that the tragedy that happened is somehow your fault because you spoke out against it.
Anti-trans activist and daily thread Contributor Matt Walsh also claimed that ‘the left’ was trying to ‘blackmail us into accepting child abuse’ and accused people who associate anti-LGBT+ rhetoric with the mass shooting of ‘demented freaks’.
He posted a video to his 1.9 million YouTube subscribers titled “Why is the left so desperate to expose kids to drag queens”, asking “if this is causing so much chaos and violence, why do you insist? you to keep doing it?… Is it so hard not to cross-dress in front of children? Is the constraint overwhelming?
To his 1.4 million Twitter followers, right-wing influencer Tim Pool baselessly claimed that “Club Q had a grooming event” and asked “how do I [sic] prevent violence and stop grooming? »
In the aftermath of Saturday night’s massacre, Colorado Springs’ LGBT+ community and city officials pledged to support the victims and their families. Mayor John Suthers said the city is “committed to ensuring that the actions of a sniper do not define our community.”
A report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found 124 incidents of anti-LGBT+ protests and threats in 47 events targeting drags so far this year.
The majority of these incidents occurred during Pride events in June and September, October and November.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, criticized right-wing media for the continued demonization of LGBT+ people in right-wing media.
“No one is holding them accountable for all the misinformation they spread, but then we have to prove we’re not who they say we are,” she told NBC News.
A separate report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino found that reports of hate crimes against LGBT+ people in major cities increased by 51% in 2021.
Ex-Trump lawyer says Colorado Springs victims are ‘reaping the consequences of having eternal damnation’
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