Children’s hospital faces third bomb threat due to anti-trans conspiracy theories

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/childrens-hospital-faces-third-bomb-threat-due-anti-trans-conspiracy-theories/

Hate and anger has replaced common decency and reduced society to gang thug level.   These people cannot accept the advancement in society.   These people demand to have what they want and they don’t care if they have to break laws or hurt people to get it.  This is their new abortion issue.   just as they did everything to close abortion clinics (even clinics that did not perform abortion but had the hated name) and killed abortion providing doctors they are now doing that for trans care / treatment.   This has to stop.  Science has disproved the entire anti- trans conspiracy and all their misinformation has been debunked.  First there is no sign kids are being rushed into socially transitioning, there is mental health exams and treatments at every step, 98% remain happy with their transitions and some of those that detransition so because of social pressure such as negative actions / treatment from family and former friends, sexual reassignment surgeries are not happing to kids.   We know from studies that positive gender affirming treatment which the major medical associations support saves lives of trans kids and adult.   Hugs

 
Children’s hospital faces third bomb threat due to anti-trans conspiracy theories
Boston Children’s Hospital
 

Boston Children’s Hospital was the target of another bomb threat Wednesday, the third since August. The hospital serves transgender youth and has been the subject of a right-wing harassment campaign this past year.

“This morning, the hospital was again the target of a bomb threat,” the Harvard-affiliated medical center said in a statement. Boston Children’s is “committed to ensuring the hospital is a safe and secure place for all who work here and come here.”

The previous two bomb threats were directed at the hospital’s Gender Multispecialty Service program, the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the country.

Right-wing troll Matt Walsh, Chaya Raichik of LibsofTikTok, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson began whipping up outrage over the summer with false claims the hospital was mutilating children.

After staff and patients were evacuated Wednesday, police determined the latest threat to be a hoax.

In October, Catherine Leavy, 37, was indicted on one count of making a false bomb threat and one count of intentionally conveying false or misleading information that a bomb was on the way to Boston Children’s Hospital, in relation to the threat called in on August 30. A search of Leavy’s residence on September 15 turned up the phone allegedly used to make the call.

In August, Raichik spread the false story to her 1.5 million followers that Boston Children’s was performing hysterectomies “for young girls” as part of their gender-affirming care program. No such surgeries were or are available to trans boys under 18. The disinformation was amplified across right-wing media.

In September, Walsh targeted Vanderbilt University Medical Center with similarly false information, claiming the hospital’s Transgender Health Clinic “now castrate, sterilize, and mutilate minors as well as adults, while apparently taking steps to hide this activity from the public view.”

Walsh criticized the clinic’s Trans Buddy program – which offers peer support to patients – and repeatedly accused the medical staff of “drugging and sterilizing” kids for financial gain.

Soon after, Carlson shared the names and photos of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s board of directors, while ranting against hospitals that provide gender-affirming care. He urged the board, and by extension his viewers, to “do something to stop these crimes.”

7 thoughts on “Children’s hospital faces third bomb threat due to anti-trans conspiracy theories

  1. Scottie, there is a consistent theme running through my mind about condemning the other – WWJD? We see this on cars, bracelets, necklaces, etc. as a mantra to follow the Golden Rule. Yet, some have taken condemnation of the other to a new level. I was watching reminded recently that taking church teachings to a low level has been a sad fact throughout our history. Too many have died for being the other. Too many have died persecuting the other. Recently, I was reminded that being left handed used to have demonic traits and religious teachers beat left-handedness out of children. Gays and lesbians had to be highly secretive or they would be arrested or condemned. All, in the name of persecuting the other to avoid their otherness getting on you. We must be better than this and we need ministers to be religious leaders not gang leaders. Keith

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    1. And until more ministers do this, we who believe need to be the ones to show the way, along with all the others who don’t believe but still recognize common humanity in everyone.

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      1. Hello Ali. Great point. It is why I post the counter argument / truth against the misinformation / lies posted by hate preachers and others using religion as a cudgel to hurt others they don’t like. I wouldn’t mind if there was not so much cherry picking and selective use of different areas of the bible / verses to attack those the person doesn’t like even when the religion they are using did not say the things they claim. Demonizing others causes only hate and anger at others, it doesn’t bring the attacked person to your point of view. That takes compassion, understanding, and empathy. Hugs

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    2. Hello Keith. True. But what gets me is those that are using the bible to justify something the bible doesn’t say. This morning I watched a video about republicans who were anti-abortion and claiming that marriage is between one man and one woman because the bible says so. But the bible is pro-abortion, god gives the magic potion to cause an abortion if a woman was unfaithful. As for marriage Betty Brower points out that was between a man and as many women as he wanted. Some labeled wives, some concubines, a few prostitutes, and I do believe also slaves and children younger ones as war trophies while older daughter incest to have children. The bible thumpers tend to leave all those things out when they talk about how two people of the same gender entering into to the civil state granted contract right of marriage (by the power granted me by the state of …) will cause a slippery slope of men marrying their children (again they seem fixated on the men, two women seeming not to trouble these male bible braggers) and child marriages. Strange isn’t it? Hugs

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      1. My post yesterday was on “We need religious leaders not cult leaders.” The bible also says some things that people do not want to talk about. Again, even if divinely inspired, the bible was almost entirely written by imperfect men, in different languages and often much later than when events occurred. The four gospels were written between 30 and 80 years after Jesus died on the cross. Keith

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