Reid: Right’s Crusade Against Trans People ‘Dangerous and Evil’

Reid: Right’s Crusade Against Trans People ‘Dangerous and Evil’

March 30, 2023

Wednesday on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, racist anchor Joy Reid said that the Right is waging a “raging nationwide crusade against transgender people” that is “dangerous and evil.”

Reid said, “There is still a lot we don’t know about Monday’s deadly and horrific shooting at a Nashville Christian school. But after the police said the suspect was transgender, one thing is clear: Tennessee’s already-under-siege transgender community is terrified. One advocate told NBC News, ‘We are already fearing for our lives. Now it is even worse.’ The right-wing moral panic over transgender people living their lives or seeking medical care or simply existing obviously predates the Nashville massacre, but some on the right are linking their raging nationwide crusade against transgender people in ways that are just dangerous and evil.”

This, of course, is pure demagoguery. The Right is not waging a crusade against trans people “simply existing,” but is opposing the evil transgender movement sweeping through our culture and victimizing an entire generation of young people. On the contrary, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson has noted, “The trans movement is targeting Christians, including with violence. Most Christian leaders in this country don’t want to admit that.”

Reid continued to lie: “There are statistics that show violence against transgender people was already high. Two and a half times more likely to be victims of violence than cisgender people. From 2017 to 2021, the number of trans people murdered more than doubled. 73 % have been killed with a gun, and yet we are now seeing the moral panic over trans people shifted to this Nashville massacre.”

The only one hyping a moral panic here is Reid, who somehow failed to note that the miniscule trans population is at high risk of violence because of lifestyle choices including prostitution and drugs. She also failed to note that of all the trans murder victims she refers to, only two were targeted because they were trans. There is no trans community “under siege.”

© Copyright 2024,