School board candidate says physicians who provide gender-affirming health care should be hanged

School board candidate says physicians who provide gender-affirming health care should be hanged

July 24, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack

“These doctors that are going along with mutilating these children and prescribing hormone blockers to these kids,” Lancaster, who described herself as a mother and a grandmother, told the crowd.  “In my opinion, they should be hanging from the nearest tree.”

You can see some of her address here.

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This event was held in downtown Navarre, Florida. It took place at St. Sylvester Catholic Church and included an audience of about 100 people.

After applause from the crowd, she added: “Follow the money and you can see what these agendas are getting at.” Lancaster tosses out a murky assertion that pharmaceutical companies are paying millions for each “gender reassignment,” which according to them, appears to be lifted from the What is a Woman anti-trans “documentary” by far-right, sexist fascist Matt Walsh

“I am a conservative and hold Christian values and beliefs,” Lancaster continued during her five-minute allotment of speaking time. “I would love to see the prayer reinstated instead of the moment of silence. Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and beliefs that I believe should be respected and encouraged.”

I wish I could say I believe Lancaster is an outlier, but I don’t. What she is saying is disturbing and horrific. It’s also not born from isolated beliefs. Thanks to conservative money groups pushing anti-trans hysteria into all levels of government—including, yes, small school boards—these anti-trans ideas are pushing their way into public consumption at an alarming rate. And people—even moderates and progressives—are starting to take them seriously and try to find a middle ground instead of denying discrimination and fascism altogether. It’s scary. It’s alarming. It’s not okay.

We need to oppose transphobia at every turn, especially when it involves vulnerable trans youth who can’t defend themselves. 

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