During a Congressional hearing on ‘anti-LGBTQ violence,’ a Democratic Representative parroted the same claim as several LGBTQ activists that the terms ‘groomer’ and ‘pedophile’ are discriminatory against sexual preferences and gender identity.
During the hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, California Rep. Katie Porter asserted that the phrase “groomer” is a “lie” used to maliciously discriminate against LGBTQ+ people and make them appear to be a “threat.”
“You know, this allegation of ‘groomer’ and ‘pedophile,’ it is alleging that a person is criminal somehow and engaged in criminal acts merely because of their gender identity, their sexual orientation, their gender identity,” Porter claimed.
The Democrat then complained, with the aid of Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Kelley Robinson, that Twitter allows the “dangerous” terms to be used.
“This is not just about what happens online. What happens online translates into real harms in people’s lives,” Porter proclaimed.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) says that the terms “groomer and pedophile allege that a person is criminal somehow merely because of their sexual orientation and gender identity” and laments that Twitter allowed groomer “to reach 72 million users.” pic.twitter.com/hi6tuAPm4F
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 14, 2022
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