• He Said What? Piers Morgan Tears into Gender-Confused Rhetoric

    Surge Summary: British TV host Piers Morgan surprises again – taking issue with popular LGBTQ opinion about how many genders there are and how they should be addressed.

    What to think about Piers Morgan? Sometimes the feisty Brit tows the Liberal company line. Other times? He takes stands that could potentially be career-threatening for the TV personality.

    Backstory from Michael W. Chapman/CNSNEWS.com:

    Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan didn’t walk on eggshells when responding to the BBC’s proposition – currently being disseminated among his nation’s school-age children in a series of educational videos — that there are at least 100 genders for human beings.  Morgan not only vigorously disagreed with the notion, he aggressively mocked it, chiding that he could identify as “two-spirit, neutrois penguin,” and, under the new gender-identity rules, no one could quibble with it.

    During the lengthy segment on Sept. 7, Piers Morgan argued that there are two genders, male and female, and that transgender people, for a variety of reasons, may identify as the gender opposite to their anatomy, either male or female.  Journalist Benjamin Butterworth, a gay man brought on to defend the BBC films tried to argue that people may gender-identify in myriad ways.

    Early in the back-and-forth, Morgan asked Butterworth to describe his, Morgan’s, gender. Butterworth responded he assumed Morgan was a “cis-man,” which is unwieldy LGBTQ-speak for a biological male who identifies as a man.

    “Listen, I’m not a cis-man, you keep calling me a cis-man, I’m a man,” said Morgan.

    “Well that’s fine!” said Butterworth. “And that’s how you can identify.”

    “Stop calling me it!” replied Morgan.  “I feel insulted and offended that you keep calling me a cis-man when actually I’m a man. You see how this works? When you get into the offence business right, when you get into the offence business when everyone is offended by all these terminology, I’m offended by you calling me a cis-man.”

    A little later in the segment, the fifty-four-year-old broadcaster grew even more acerbic,

    “Can I identify as a … penguin at the Sealife Aquarium in London, that is currently being reared as gender neutral, apparently has gay parents.  Let me just say this, can I under this new world of self-identification, can I identify as a two-spirit, neutrois penguin?”

    Butterworth replied, “Well, you’re not a penguin, use some common sense. That’s not a thing that happens.”

    Plainly, Mr. Butterworth is missing the point. A human with male genitalia and XY chromosomes but who deems himself a woman is not “using common sense” either; because “that’s [also] not a thing that happens”.

    Piers shot back, “How dare you tell me I can’t identify as that. How dare you offend me. Do you see how it works Benjamin?”

    Co-host Susanna Reid read a message from the BBC at the segment’s wrap, defending its gender films.

    “The BBC told us this is an informed professional view from a qualified teacher who is a personal social health and economic educations specialist,” said Reid. “Her opinion is based on her own extensive research and many conversations with young LGBTQ people. She is not saying these are medical definitions of gender but is talking about how people identify.”

    h/t Washington Examiner 

    Morgan, who was evidently giving no quarter in this rhubarb, retorted, “Or, to put it another way, she is talking complete c*bblers.”

    H/T: Michael W. Chapman/CNSNews.com

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