Tyler O’Neil | The Daily Signal
Transgender” people pose no threat to girls in girls’ restrooms, they say. Gender ideology is not a threat to Christianity, they say. The rhetoric of “trans genocide” does not inspire hatred or violence, they say.
One grand jury indictment debunks that entire narrative, however, and news about it appears to have gone under the radar.
Jason Lee Willie, a male who says he “identifies” as a female and goes by the name “Alexia Willie,” faces 14 counts of threatening to injure people across state lines. Willie, a resident of Nashville, Illinois, allegedly threatened to rape girls in girls’ restrooms, carry out a mass shooting at schools, and bomb churches. He seems to have taken inspiration from the female who identified as male who slaughtered three adults and three children at Nashville, Tennessee’s Covenant School in March.
A Benton, Illinois, grand jury indicted Willie on Nov. 28. In a legal document giving evidence in support of a motion to detain Willie, prosecutors quoted the man who lives with Willie. That document put Willie’s threats into context.
“He said that Willie goes on the internet to find preachers or Republicans or black people and said that Willie talks to people about how he is going to ‘have sex with their kids in the bathroom, and stuff like that,’” prosecutors wrote.
“There’s a lot of transgenders out here that are tired of being picked on, and we’re going to go into the schools and we’re going to kill their f—ing children out here, and that’s the end of it,” Willie allegedly said on a video call in August, according to the prosecution’s charging document. “We’re at war.”
“A person in Tennessee walked into one of your schools and shot up a bunch of your Christian daughters,” Willie said in another video call in August, referring to the Nashville shooter. “That’s not the last of them if you don’t shut your f—ing mouth. Shut the f— up out here, you understand me, [name redacted]?”
“There is nothing you can do about me, motherf—er. Okay?” he added.
“They’re trash, they’re Christian trash,” Willie said in another video call, apparently referring to black Christians. “They’re transphobic, they’re homophobic. They’re no different than the f—ing white supremacists.”
He compared black Christians to comedian Dave Chappelle, who had a show canceled after he joked about transgender issues.
“That’s exactly who the f— they are. Listen, Dave Chappelle and all the blacks out here, all the black people out here talking about trannies and sh-t, they ain’t no different than the white supremacists either,” Willie said.
“You all bow to the same cross,” he added, extending his middle finger.
When a woman on the video call told him that if she saw him in a church, she would not want to hurt him but to hug him, he responded with a threat. “We’re gonna bomb them. We’re gonna bomb them,” he replied. “We’re gonna bomb the churches. We’re gonna bomb them. You know it. We’re going to kill you motherf—ers.”
He threatened to target women in the women’s restroom, using a syringe to give them HIV: “[If] I catch you bitches out here with a cross around your neck in that restroom, you better know we’re going to hit you with a f—ing syringe.” He repeatedly condemned men on the call using a slur for black people, but the document does not clarify whether those on the call were black.
“I’m coming for them in the bathrooms and I’m not f—ing joking. I’m dead f—ing serious,” he said on one video call. “You can tell the FBI, [the Department of] Homeland Security, you can go tell all your n—ers out here.”
Willie also threatened to rape women so roughly that they would die.
“But I promise you, [if] I catch your daughters in them bathrooms alone, I am gonna f— them,” he said. “I mean I am gonna f—ing f— them until they’re dead.”
“I mean I’m gonna ravage them,” he added. “I’m gonna reach inside their coochies and I’m gonna pull their intestines out, motherf—er. I am not f—ing joking. Do not leave your f—ing kids alone anymore.”
Willie rightly faces criminal charges for his horrific threats, and these threats do not implicate the transgender movement. Men and women who struggle with gender dysphoria (the persistent and painful identification with a gender contrary to one’s biological sex) do not ipso facto pose a threat to others. These people need understanding and help—help to resolve their underlying psychological issues and become comfortable with their sexed bodies.
However, Willie does give the lie to the transgender movement’s rhetoric.
Activists claim that pro-transgender rules that define private spaces by “gender identity” rather than sex will not allow men to enter women’s restrooms, changing rooms, prisons, or intimate spaces to abuse them. Yet Willie threatened to do just that, and far worse.
Activists claim that gender ideology does not conflict with the Christian doctrine that God created humans male and female and that gender ideology does not threaten Christian churches. Yet Willie identified Christianity as his enemy and pledged to bomb churches.
Activists smear their opponents as advocates of a “trans genocide” who aim to “erase the existence” of transgender people, but they insist that this rhetoric will not lead to violence. Willie explicitly said, “We’re at war” and pledged to massacre innocent people.
Transgender activists need to condemn this man and urge their movement to avoid such demonization and violence. They also need to acknowledge that disagreement with gender ideology is not itself a form of hatred. The transgender movement’s decision to demonize anyone who raises concerns about its radical agenda inspires its own kind of hatred.
It is high time the legacy media and those on the Left stop abetting this extremism by pretending that there is no legitimate criticism of this radical movement.
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