Rep. Mo Brooks Opposes ‘Absurd, Ridiculous’ Transgender Invasion of Student Athletics
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) expressed his firm opposition to the transgender invasion of student athletics during a recent appearance on Big League Politics Live.
“Moral values are an appreciation of life, whether it be appreciation for life at the time of conception and protection of the unborn or any number of other things,” said Brooks, who recently announced his run for U.S. Senate.
“Now, I’m going to focus on for a moment the confusion the socialists seem to have about whether a man is a man and a woman is a woman. That is absurd,” he added.
Brooks elaborated that he does not support the idea of transgenderism in general and thinks the notion of an individual changing their birth sex is an affront to God and science.
“It is one thing to allow a man to pretend to be a woman to compete against women in college athletics, denying women playing time and scholarships. It’s quite another thing for the socialist Democrats to demand that we swallow the ridiculous position that a man can pretend to be a woman and hence is a woman,” he said.
“That is absurd, and I reject the idea of the socialist Democrats that they have the right to compel the rest of America to concur with that absurdity particularly when what the socialist Democrats are doing is total science denial,” Brooks added.
Brooks is a hardliner on the issue of protecting Christian values unlike other members of the Republican Party these days.
Big League Politics has reported on South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s recent capitulation to the LGBT agenda after she vetoed a bill protecting student athletics from the transgender invasion:
“South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has effectively bowed to the LGBT agenda, gutting legislation that would protect athletes from the ongoing transgender invasion of sports…
Noem claimed in a letter to South Dakota lawmakers on Friday that she supports the spirit of the legislation but is issuing a “style-and-form veto” because of problematic aspects of the bill’s language.
She said that “House Bill 1217 takes is unrealistic in the context of collegiate athletics. In South Dakota, we are proud of our universities’ athletic programs, and in particular the great strides we have taken to gain national exposure and increase opportunities for our next generation over the past two decades,” implying that tackling the issue of transgenders in athletics would damage the state’s reputation.
“South Dakota has shown that our student athletes can compete with anyone in the country, but competing on the national stage means compliance with the national governing bodies that oversee collegiate athletics,” Noem said.
Noem’s colleagues in the Republican Party are calling out her proposed changes as well, noting that they would effectively render the reform meaningless.
“The recommended changes will substantially change the content of the bill. The legality was removed, which leaves the bill with a very weak authority. Removing the collegiate is simply saying that biology matters in high school, but not in college,” said Senator Maggie Sutton of Sioux Falls, who was the lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate.”
Brooks is running for U.S. Senate to attempt to bring the GOP back to its roots on social issues like opposing transgenderism. For more information on Brooks’ candidacy for U.S. Senate, visit his official website at mobrooks.com. The entire BLP Live episode featuring Brooks can be accessed here.