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Amanda Simpson, First Transgender Presidential Appointee

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Religious Right Goes Nuts Over Transgender Appointee Amanda Simpson

Amanda Simpson, who was named by President Obama to be senior technical adviser for the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, has worked in the field for over 30 years. But prominent figures on the religious right are claiming that she was picked only as part of some transsexual agenda. www.huffingtonpost.com...


I donno...is it trolling to open a thread with the full expectation that it will make some folks nuts? Hope not...though I am interested to see what kind of comments this development will elicit. Things are a little looser (less uptight...not morally
) in Canada, and this wouldn't create a lot of stir. I'm interested in the reaction generated on ATS. Are we cool?




posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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My tranny bruv would approve.... Or sister.. Whatever....... Shouldnt be an issue though.... or if it is...... Normal...



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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I Have no problem with it .. and no one should ..

Her sexuality/Life choice has nothing to do with her politics, Job or Career .. She still a human being and CAN still make HUMAN decisions ..

Also .. the religious should not even complain about this .. Gov't And Religion are separate entities .. she was appointed to do a public service not a Sunday Mass ...



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Are we cool?


I'm cool.


The gender of a person makes no difference, so why should this? GI'm sure she was hired for her skillset, but good on Obama for practicing what he preaches about inclusion!


[edit on 5-1-2010 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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Janet Reno set the expectation bar so low, he/she should be...cool.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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This is why I hate the religious right, and religion in general.

Homophobia has also lead to a decline in friendship in the USA. Of course, there would be no homophobia without the religious right pushing it's retarded, insane, and dangerous ideals onto the population..

What a bunch of crap, I hope whomever is "outraged" at this dies in a fire.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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It wouldn't exist either with more respect and tolerance from the homosexual side too. Of course that threads blowing up right now.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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Well, I said I would think outside the BOX.

So here u go-




posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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What a bunch of crap, I hope whomever is "outraged" at this dies in a fire.


Great example of tolerance and inclusion....sheesh



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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I donno...is it trolling to open a thread with the full expectation that it will make some folks nuts? Hope not...though I am interested to see what kind of comments this development will elicit. Things are a little looser (less uptight...not morally ) in Canada, and this wouldn't create a lot of stir. I'm interested in the reaction generated on ATS. Are we cool?


I love the way you said that -- very candid and honest........ exactly what I've come to see in many of your posts, a real frankness with a tweak of humor.

yeah, we're cool, JC.

If she's the best person for the job, then everything else about her is of lesser importance -- not her physiology, her religion or lack of it, nor what kind of coffee she drinks (unless it's Starbucks).

Was a consideration of her appointment the probability that she'd draw fire from the neo-Oligarchal far right and reignite a MSM laughfest? Naaaaah. Probably just a happy bonus.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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There shouldn't be an issue with homosexuals; and homophobia isn't just hurting gays, it's hurting the quality of life for non-gays just as much, because they're too worried about "being gay" to express any feelings with anyone of the same sex, or have a meaningful relationship, or utter a single sentence or perform a single act of love, because all that stuff is "too gay." So they sit on the couch, apart from one another, like strangers in a room.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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I'm wholly outraged. I've been fantasizing about and masturbating to every other senior technical adviser for the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security since I've been alive and now I cant.



Or can I? Hmmmm....



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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You shouldn't tolerate intolerance.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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Well in Canada the OP is right, this probably would not make the news circuit since we don't really care what goes on behind close doors and in people's bedrooms.

Why it's news in the state is obvious, you are all a very devisionist society and you are prone to attacking each other over nothing.

This will probably prompt some response from hardcore conservatives and evangelicals, but who cares lol

Congradulations to her. And it is her, as she identifies as a woman, saying he/she is derogatory.

~Keeper



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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I'm wholly outraged. I've been fantasizing about and masturbating to every other senior technical adviser for the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security since I've been alive and now I cant.



Or can I? Hmmmm....


Classic...excuse me while I mop up the coffee I spewed over my keyboard laughing...



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by Polynomial C
Also .. the religious should not even complain about this .. Gov't And Religion are separate entities .. she was appointed to do a public service not a Sunday Mass ...


The fact that there is a separation of Church and State in the United States does not prohibit a U. S. Government Official from voicing their religious views. The 1st Ammendment does not say that religious views cannot be stated by said officials either. Actually, it gaurantees their right to state said views. The part of the 1st Ammendment that you are referring to prohibits congress from making laws that respect the establishment of a particular religion, or restricting a person's choice of religion.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,

That should make it clearer for you.

It is clear that one of the main reasons this was included in the Bill of Rights was The Church of England, and prior to that, the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Do you get what I'm saying?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 07:23 PM
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Congratulations to A-man-da Simpson!




posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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I do not care what sex a person is,or if they changed their gender!I want the best person for the job regardless. I believe her personal information was released to insite strife! I will bet if she dosen't tow the party line we will see photo's posted all over the internet of her going through one of those airport scanners! What a load of malarky,just another attact against the people to create division.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by adifferentbreed
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It wouldn't exist either with more respect and tolerance from the homosexual side too. Of course that threads blowing up right now.


I know I'm going to hate myself for asking...but you're being a mite obscure. As long as you're posting through a pseudonym anyway, why not tell us what's on your mind here?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
There shouldn't be an issue with homosexuals; and homophobia isn't just hurting gays, it's hurting the quality of life for non-gays just as much, because they're too worried about "being gay" to express any feelings with anyone of the same sex, or have a meaningful relationship, or utter a single sentence or perform a single act of love, because all that stuff is "too gay." So they sit on the couch, apart from one another, like strangers in a room.


I think you are rather out of touch and stuck somewhere in the past with your beliefs. The word homophobia is used way too much, and it seems with some of you that anyone who has the slightest disagreement with a homosexual’s way of life is homophobic.

You though seem to also think that a heterosexual male must have issues and/or the inability to love another male. Physically expressing the non-sexual love for another male with a hug, handshake, kiss etc is totally within a heterosexual’s daily practice, just as the deep love he can have for females with zero sexuality as part of that love.

As example, I love my two sons greatly. They are 6 and 9 years of age, and we hug an kiss every day. My little one will not go to sleep without a hug and kiss from dad, and my older one wants me to tuck him in and lay on his bed with him for a few minutes to talk about his day. One of them is always either sitting on my lap or nestled next to me with my arm around them whenever we are sitting on the couch. With all that though I find the mind and habits of pedophiles as extremely disgusting, so do my feelings towards pedophiles hinder my ability to love my children? I think not...

[edit on 5-1-2010 by Xtrozero]



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