the transphobic gay rights organization that decided to try yet again to con trans people into believing its not transphobic – this time by finally hiring a token trans woman?
And that the token trans woman is a Baptist preacher?
Unfortunately, it appears to not be a joke.
Marti Abernathey has a post about it over at Bilerico which includes some comments about the general token-ness, etc., of it.
I tossed in a comment too – but here, I want to point out something that I have yet to see any remarks about…
A BAPTIST PREACHER??????????????????????????????????
Yes, I know - many trans people (as well as many GLBs) believe in some religion, faith, etc.
However, many do not. Many of us absolutely reject any notion that the church or any aspect of any religion should have any role in our lives against our will.
True – there’s a wide spectrum of dogmatism among those whose business (and it IS a business) is religion. I don’t know Allyson Robinson and don’t know where she might fall in that spectrum – but, inherently, a preacher’s job is to be judgmental, particularly against those who refuse to submit to the authority they claim to represent. I am non-christian by choice, which means my life is antithetical to the mission of any preacher of any religion.
If the reports are accurate, Robinson’s position will be Associate Director of Diversity.
Putting every other potential problem (and I’m assuming most folks can come up with a few) with Robinson and her employer aside, the question needs to be asked: Does her concept of ‘diversity’ include agnosticism and/or atheism? Or is her hiring a double dose of individualism-exterminating assimilationism?