Bill Maher dared to discuss the sacred cow of transgenderism - which
instantly caused progressives to attack the liberal talk show host.
During Friday night's episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," the HBO
host discussed a Gallup poll about the increase of Americans
identifying as LGBT.
The survey found, "The percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than
heterosexual has increased to a new high of 7.1%, which is double the
percentage from 2012, when Gallup first measured it."
The Gallup poll published in February said that each generation had
increased by around double from the previous generation. There were
0.8% who identify as LGBT in the Silent Generation, 2.6% of Baby
Boomers, 4.2% of Gen X, 10.5% of Millennials, and 20.8% of Generation
Maher hypothesized that some of the massive increase in people
identifying as LGBTQ could be because it is currently "trendy" to be
considered as such.
"Yes, part of the rise in LGBT numbers is from people feeling free
enough to tell it to a pollster and that's all to the good, but some of
it is -- it's trendy," Maher said.
Maher said, "I'm just saying when things change this much, this fast,
people are allowed to ask, 'What's up with that?' All the babies are in
the wrong bodies?"
Maher questioned a recent statement by the American Civil Liberties
Union that listed groups that would suffer "disproportionately harm" by
abortion bans. The ACLU did not name women, but did mention "black,
Indigenous, other people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants,
young people, those working to make ends meet, and people with
Maher asked, "Abortion rights affects gay and trans people more than
you know - breeders?"
"I'm happy for LGBT folks that we now live in an age where they can
live their authentic lives openly, and we should always be mindful of
respecting and protecting," Maher stated. "But someone needs to say it.
Not everything's about you."
Maher moved on to children transitioning - which he described as
"literally experimenting on children."
He noted, "Maybe that's why Sweden and Finland have stopped giving
puberty blockers to kids because we just don't know much about the
long-term effects, although common sense should tell you that when you
reverse the course of raging hormones, there's going to be problems."
Maher then listed the potential health risks of puberty blockers for
Maher then highlighted that no gay men were selected as a Grand
Marshall for the upcoming New York City Pride Parade. "That's where we
are now - gay men are not hip enough for a Gay Pride Parade," he said.
Maher pointed out that the "prime directive" of teens is to do
"anything to shock and challenge the squares who brought you up. It's
why nobody gets a nose ring at 56."
"If you attend a small dinner party of typically very liberal, upper-
income Angelenos, it is not uncommon to hear parents who each have a
trans kid having a conversation about that," Maher stated, then asked,
"What are the odds of that happening in Youngstown, Ohio?"
Maher inquired, "If this spike in trans children is all-natural, why is
"Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them," he
continued. "If we can't admit that in certain enclaves, there was some
level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight,
then this is not a serious, science-based discussion. It's a blow being
struck in the culture wars using children as cannon fodder."
Maher cited Dr. Erica Anderson - a "prominent" transgender clinical
physiologist - who believes some children are identifying as
transgender due to the "influence of their peers and social media."
Maher explained that children are not just "gender-fluid," but "fluid
about everything." He added, "If kids knew what they wanted to be at
age 8 - the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses."
Maher joked, "If you are a man who wants to experience life without a
pair of balls, you do not have to get surgery, you can get married."
According to multiple Twitter reactions, Maher's monologue about LGBTQ
enraged progressives. They lashed out and labeled the liberal talk show
host "transphobic" and a "transphobe."
A Twitter user accused Maher of spreading "Gay Replacement Theory."
One activist said Maher was "spewing dangerous and hateful rhetoric."
Some progressives demanded that HBO cancel "Real Time with Bill Maher."
There was at least one Twitter user insinuated that Maher be sentenced
to death for the crime of being a transphobe.
Meanwhile, conservatives such as Jason Whitlock and Steve Deace
applauded Maher's nuanced take on the dangers of children
Let's go Brandon!