Montana Republican Says She’d Rather Her Child Died Than Be Trans

The discussion between Sam, Emma, and the crew as they break down what this woman is really saying here is the important part of the video.   Notice the woman says she spent all her time on the floor praying but it seems she neglected to talk to the very doctors who could have given her daughter the help she really needed.   Yes a book written 2,500 years ago has the updated medical knowledge to treat gender issues of teenagers today.   This woman wanted a religious womanly future for her daughter, she did not care what the daughter felt or what was going on in the daughter’s body.  The only things she was worried about was her god and her daughters continuing to be in her god’s good graces.   As she says at one point, she wanted her daughter to have a shining womanly future.  It seems the daughter was rejecting the woman’s religious views, and that couldn’t be allowed.   Hugs

Montana Republican State Representative Kerri Seekins-Crowe made controversial remarks during a floor debate on a bill that would ban transgender youth from participating in school sports.

Seekins-Crowe said that she would rather her child died than be transgender. Seekins-Crowe’s remarks were met with widespread condemnation. Many people called her remarks hateful and transphobic. Some people also called for her to resign from her position.

Seekins-Crowe’s remarks are a reflection of the deep-seated transphobia that exists in Montana and across the country and that transgender people are still facing discrimination and violence. They are also a reminder that there is still much work to be done to achieve equality for all people, regardless of their gender identity.

6 thoughts on “Montana Republican Says She’d Rather Her Child Died Than Be Trans

  1. I wish I could say I was shocked at such attitudes, but I’m not. We in the autistic community have been hearing similar comments regarding autistic people, and especially autistic children, for decades, because we are viewed as being not fully human and a burden on others.

    The world is becoming a scary place for almost every disadvantaged minority, regardless of whether it’s due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, neurodiversity, poverty or disability. The conservative, religious right seem to be hell bent on chipping away at freedoms in the name of “Freedom”. The irony wold be funny if the consequences weren’t so terrible to contemplate.

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    1. Hello Barry. First I am sorry you have encountered this discrimination. I admit I was mostly ignorant of autism or autistic people until I started to have conversations with you. I am glad you have opened my eyes some, but I admit I am still not sure of some correct protocols. Please feel free to keep helping me and others here to understand autism and autistic people / their situation.

      I have personally experienced the hate and bigotry of hateful family towards me being gay (even those that raped me or forced to give them oral sex as a kid) because they claimed it was a choice I was making to site them. But Autism has never been thought of as a choice that I understand? So how could any parent feel it is better their autistic child die than the parent to support them shatters my mind about parents.

      Your comment “we are viewed as being not fully human and a burden on others” brings back the memory of my adoptive father when I got home from the Army and took a secondary job working in one of the gay bars in the big town next to ours (I was already working at the local nuclear plant making more money than he did), asked me if I was gay. I told him I was, I mean why hide it I was openly gay in the military and he had abused me all my childhood, and he informed me that he figured he had to then plan to take care of me for the rest of my life as no employer would hire me. He actually went out and bought a grave plot for me. Yet as he was dying it was Ron and me who cared for him instead of his hell spawn.

      Best wishes to you, and I really hope the bigotry of hate did not reach you growing up. Scottie

      *** For those that have asked me in emails why I don’t sign off on Barry’s comments with hugs, as I replied to those emails it is because Barry as asked me not to. I respect him and others enough that if asked not to do something such as not to reply with hugs, I try to do so. Not to say I might not forget sometimes, but I do try to respect others and their feelings. It is the right thing, the proper thing to do. *** Scottie

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      1. Thank you Scottie for respecting my wishes. As do many autistic folk, I find hugs very unpleasant, and yes, that applies to virtual hugs as well. Yet even when it’s explained to them, many (it feels like most) non-autistic folk still insist on a hug, with comments such “well, I’m sure you won’t mind a little hug from ME”, (yes I would), or “But hugs are a sign of affection” (yes, I know that, but I still don’t like them) or “Nonsense! Hug are nice” (for you perhaps, but not for me) or “Hugs can’t be THAT bad” (Oh yes they can).

        As an aside, an aspect of Japanese culture that makes me feel “at home” when visiting that country is that hugging is not something that two adults do in the presence of others. Even handshakes are restricted to Gaijin (foreigners) – bowing is the usual form of greeting or farewell.

        So once again Scottie, I am really appreciative of your simple but respectful gesture.


  2. It’s so difficult for me to fathom that this came out of a mother’s mouth. Now, I believe she said it (I can hear it though I read it,) with no trouble at all as to her. But I having had a child could never say such a thing, and I don’t know any people who would say that out loud even if they felt it.

    It is indeed scary out there for so many people. I wish we could come together, to refute and stop this Nazi-ism. It’s intensifying exponentially by the minute.

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    1. Hello Ali. You wrote something really important here. But the truth is you are a mother, in the true meaning of the word. Sadly just birthing a child doesn’t make a person a mother. I have read of horrific choices mothers have made to sacrifice themselves for their children and I think you are such a mother.

      But Ali, this person is driven not by motherhood, but by religion. She is putting her religious beliefs before her idea of her own child. This woman in the video is more concern with what she thinks her god wants or values than her living child. If her child had died then she would have consoled her self with the notation that her god was happy, that god she can not see, hold, or even talk other than in her head. That her living breathing existing child was gone wouldn’t bother her because in her mind that child was in the land of that god waiting for the mother to arrive. Not only was the dead child waiting there but was so now happy and cured of how they felt that they would welcome the mother that forced them to take their own life back into their life with all the enthusiasm possible. Think how deluded that is.

      But that is how some religious people view life. I know it is not how you or Roger view your god or religion, but the ones using their religion to attack gay or trans people do see their god that way. Far better to kill their own child than live with that child expressing a different view than allowed by their god.

      Think of it, this is a person openly admitting she loved her god, wanted her god’s approval far more than she did the love of her child. It terrifies me Ali. I have never understood the idea of a parent loving anything over the life and love of their child. Hugs

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      1. 👿Well, wait’ll somebody tells her that suicide is the unpardonable sin, because one cannot confess after one has sinned.

        I don’t believe that’s true, either literally or religiously. But lots of churches and people do. There always has to be something that makes them better than the person to whom they’re speaking. Shame.


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