Michelle Duggar is receiving some less-than-awesome press today. Whyfore? Because she recorded a robo-call to fight a proposed ordinance to fight discrimination against transgendered individuals. Oh man, Michelle -- what were you thinking? The ordinance seeks to appoint a council member to field complaints from transgender people who think they have been discriminated against. But Michelle seems to think passing the ordinance would allow sexual predators access to children. Uh, that is a HUGE and nonsensical leap, yo.
I genuinely dig this lady. She's truly gifted when it comes to interacting with children, and I think every human being should be allowed to live their life in whatever way they see fit. In theory, someone in Michelle's position should believe the same thing! She's received her own share of criticism from the country (and the world) about her decision to continue having children. You'd think as such she'd be more sensitive to the feelings and rights of others.
This ordinance (which passed, by the way, in spite of her call) would be preventing other human beings from being persecuted for no crimes other than asserting their identities. Michelle's ignorance is the only thing this call revealed. Promoting the false idea that every member of the transgendered community is a pedophile is just unspeakably stupid. I wish there was a nicer word I could use, but there isn't. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
It's great to see a celebrity (albeit of the reality persuasion) try and use their star-power to support a cause they believe in. But if that cause involves limiting the rights of other people on this planet, it stops being great and starts being really depressing. Michelle should try and practice some of the love and understanding that she hawks on her show or she is going to lose some fans.
What do you think of Michelle's robo-call?
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