Earlier this month, an employee at a Catholic university committed a devastating hate crime. A student accused her of denying her “existence” because she adhered to a traditional Christian doctrine: that human beings are male and female. The police are investigating this horrific injustice, according to Loyola Marymount University’s Orwellian-named Bias Incident Response Team.
There are contradictory reports on what happened, but both sides agree that the offending employee (who will remain nameless) expressed the Christian doctrine — and general commonsense principle — that people are either men or women. This idea has become the hate crime “denying transgenderism.” Cosette Carleo, a student involved in the incident, said “you can have your opinion,” so long as it doesn’t “deny my existence.”