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Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen

Says her election is a 'charade' that 'violates every known standard of decency and normality'
BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A transgender California teenager has been a target of bullying after she was named her high school’s homecoming queen, and now American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has joined in the backlash against the sixteen-year-old.

Fischer called her election as homecoming queen a “charade” that “violates every known standard of decency and normality.”

He has a mental illness, he thinks he’s a girl and they elected him homecoming queen and the school officials allowed this charade to go on. That violates everything we know about gender, about sex, about genetics, about biology, about human health, about what mental health is, it violates every known standard of decency and normality in America.

Fischer also criticized CBS News for using the correct pronouns in their story on the high school girl.

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  1. bloody bastards !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:36am
  2. Wow, nothing better than seeing an adult reduce their behaviour to vitriol and bullying of a child…big big man!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:36am
  3. a@@h@les

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:37am
  4. Shes having a hard time already. Fuck the AFA

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:37am
  5. How adult and mature of them to bully a child. SMH

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:37am
  6. someone please euthanize bryan fischer, and do the human race a favor.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:38am
  7. I’ll be happy for when they day comes that old man will croak. Had enough of his stupidity.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:38am
  8. Why is LGBTQ Nation making this news? Bryan Fischer doesn’t matter. This teenager just won homecoming queen, let her enjoy this victory for herself and for the LGBT community. We all know there’s going to be hate group opposition. I just hope she doesn’t see this on her own newsfeed.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:39am
  9. Go girl

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:39am
  10. Hate Group American Family Association is right up there (or down there, rather) with the Westboro Baptist Church in repulsiveness.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  11. Ugh why can’t they just see that Lynn is just a girl who just won Homecoming Queen

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  12. ?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  13. Mmmm it will be interesting!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  14. THE JUST OUTRAGES ME! WHATS WRONG? IT’S BRYAN FISHER!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  15. Hate group speaks of decency, misses the irony, More at 11.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  16. That's so classic!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  17. I agree. A simple, easy and classic joke that can easily be applied to many situations but seems all the better when used to poke at idiocy. So much hate over what should be a non issue. I want to hug Cassidy and just let her know that all the bullshit, because that's all it is, does not and will not matter in the long run. Not to mention that the internet is known for spewing hate, you can listen to it but it's easier to realize that the words are coming from people who DO NOT MATTER in your life and just ignore it.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:44am
  18. It’s always these guys.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  19. weird old man…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:40am
  20. Fucking dregs

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:41am
  21. Fuck normal…..!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:41am
  22. couldn't have said it better

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:32am
  23. So decency and normality is hurting a teenager? Well he just showed is insecurity and mental attitude to everyone. Know we all know the type of person he is. Traditional values change over time the younger generation is making them better for everyone instead of a particular group.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:41am
  24. cassidy lynn is one beautiful girl & no matter what, those who can’t accept the fact that she’s homecoming queen are just jealous.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:42am
  25. They won’t stop until she’s dead. And the fact that she has contemplated suicide is a bad sign.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:42am
  26. Bran go away Lynn congrats on your win proud you are you and never let anyone tell you otherwise

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:42am
  27. I am so thankful to have left the bible belt behind.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:43am
  28. All I can say to these bullies…….. is…. YOU WILL REAP THE HATRED THAT YOU SOW…..

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:43am
  29. YA KNOW A PERSONS LIFE STYLE SHOULD BE PROTECTED NO MATTER WHAT. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT OBAMA TAKING US DOWN THE TOLIET WELL IF YOU ARE AGAINST SOME THIMG IS OK BUT DON;T BE THE VEHICAL OF INGORNANCE AND HATE.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:43am
  30. What a hateful fuck. Let the poor girl enjoy her win, she’s endured enough already. :(

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44am
  31. If you don’t understand keep your mouth shut! That is what I say as a mother of a trans child!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44am
  32. Someone should castarate Fischer.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44am
  33. tell those idiot’s to go sit on some really prickly catus’s!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44am
  34. Brian is a tosser. Poor kid. SHE is beautiful

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44am
  35. The loudest idiots know they’re the least useful people in society.. desperate hot air rantings that are part of every “group” that knows they’re nothing if they’re not paid attention to. Let them talk all they want.. stop caring because it doesn’t matter at all when it’s all said and done. It’s just bullshit from people who don’t deserve attention or validation.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:45am
  36. May this Hatemonger ROAST in the HELL he swears is prepared for those whom he illogically militates against!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:45am
  37. Sounds like Bryan Fischer needs a stiff one…and I don’t mean a drink. What. An. ASSHOLE.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:45am
  38. Gender Identity Disorder has been removed from the DSM. SHE doesn’t have any psychological disorders. You’re just mean.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:47am
  39. Sad, just sad. People need some soul searching before they lash out at people for being what and who they feel they are. Love is strong and amazes us every single day. Stay strong, Cassidy. Just brush off the bullies, you’re better.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:49am
  40. if she won the election, then doesn’t that mean that the students *wanted* her to be queen?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:49am
  41. enjoy your CROWN

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:52am
  42. Bryan Fischer, we will welcome you into the world of non-assholes when you cease to be one…XO

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:52am
  43. What a loser picking on kids!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:52am
  44. This should not be occurring.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:52am
  45. What a douchebag.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:53am
  46. pathetic little man…I truly feel sorry for him. I couldn’t imagine being so ignorant and bigoted that I stooped so low a pick on children.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:54am
  47. <3cassidy

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:54am
  48. Stay strong sister! We love you!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:56am
  49. shoot the american “family” association

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:57am
  50. SHE SO BEAUTIFUL

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:57am
  51. Cassidy Lynn is a beautiful and lovely young lady who deserves the accolades and joy that should come with being crowned Homecoming Queen. Her election by her peers demonstrates that the standard of decency has been affirmed, treating human beings as human beings rather than giving in to hate and dehumanization.

    This hate monger, Bryan Fischer, and his anti-Christian, anti-American hate group make a mockery of decency, Christ, and the American people. They and their ilk are evil agents of the devil.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:59am
  52. A-freaking-men!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:35pm
  53. Focal Point – Bryan Fischer incited violence against this teenage girl on his free Facebook tyrannical theocRAT blood money begging bully pulpit and Facebook Safety refuses to remove this violence inciting shit

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:59am
  54. Maybe we can stop giving people like him a stage to perform on?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:02am
  55. Normal is a sign carried by the mediocre to make them feel like at least they belong to something.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:02am
  56. Oh, Bryan Fischer? *snort* Cause anything he says matters…no one cares what he thinks.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:02am
  57. What the Hell?! She was elected fairly. Is her being transgender really that big of an issue that a hate-group spokesperson has to raise a voice against her? As if the stupid cheerleader bitches who are butt hurt about losing aren’t bad enough let’s throw this ass in >.< jeez

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:03am
  58. They have a special place in hell for people like him!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:04am
  59. As head of the American Family Association, this guy knows absolutely NOTHING about the true meaning of family!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:04am
  60. (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:05am
  61. I wonder what Bryan Fischer is afraid of and if his hate is really directed at his own inadequacies. He doesn’t understand his hate will kill his spirit.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:07am
  62. I think that its a wonderful first step!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:08am
  63. So… let me get this straight… a guy who believes in and talks to a magical being in the sky thinks she has a mental disorder… Yep, that makes sense.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:08am
  64. Tell Bryan Singer to STFU!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:11am
  65. I think it’s amazing that her peers voted her in. Bravo to her and her classmates who are decent people. Bryan and every other bigot should take a long walk off a short pier and spare the rest of humanity their hate and biases.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:13am
  66. leave her alone. just because you weren’t the queen. pfft

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:16am
  67. AFA is right, this is unacceptable

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:16am
  68. Are you kidding me? You're on an LGBTQ rights page. If you're gonna be a douche, just leave. Nobody gives a shit what you think, because honestly, it doesn't matter. We're gonna get our rights one day, and assholes like you can't stop it.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:24am
  69. And yet it will be accepted. גם זה יעבור

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:12pm
  70. why are you here

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:57pm
  71. or are just that senile?

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:08pm
  72. Cassidy, you go, girl!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:17am
  73. I’ve never heard of Ms. Fischer. Is she famous?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:18am
  74. more infamous than famous in the 'hate world,' maybe?

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:16am
  75. Cassidy,you are awesome.Don’t listen to the bigots.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:20am
  76. Fuck off Bryan Fischer. What’s the matter??? Did wittle ol’ Bwyan get wejected by the head cheerweeder in high school. Or maybe he’s mad because god gave him a 2″ penis. Poor Bwyan, you’ll get over it when you die!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:21am
  77. “it violates every known standard of decency and normality in America.” and what would those be? So far it’s still okay that anglo-saxons seized a monstrous chunk of land from thousands of different tribes, which they then slaughtered and tucked away in the most useless patches of land we call “reservations”. And its still “decent and normal” for an adult to bully a teenager whom he believes to have a mental illness. You wouldn’t bully an amputee for wearing prosthetic. How can society let those cripples keep putting on the charade that makes them feel accepted? American values, guys. Not the best.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:21am
  78. Hey Homofacists , do I go on you ugly hatful posts ? No! You need to fuck off! And stay of pro gay posts!!! Also Nakedwolf! Fuck off too! Stay your hateful ugly asses of our posts !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:23am
  79. Sorry Nakedwolf, I misread

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:24am
  80. Bryan Fischer needs to get the fuck over it, and get over himself. If he’s not mature enough to understand that beauty is beauty, no matter what gender you were born with, then he isn’t worth the air he breathes. The fact that people continue to bully and berate Cassidy just disgusts me, and it gives them absolutely NO credibility. All they are proving by doing so is that they are the worst examples of humanity that exist. It’s appalling, and people like Bryan do not deserve to be heard.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:25am
  81. It is sad to say in this day and age a man such as Bryan Fischer who is obviously hiding something about himself to lash out with such hatred is a sign of ignorance and also sounds like a man who probably needs to open up that closet door his been in for the past what 100 yrs. Fischer is a spokesman who if we dig deep enough will most likely find a few skeletons in his closet. Cassidy I am proud of you and hope that you will continue to be who you are let no one stand in your way. Respect that you have received from your classmates is priceless. Remember you have a voice now for Trangender Society use it well. You are a strong girl hold your head up high and know that you are making a difference. It is unfortunate that there will always be closed minded people, Ignorance I have learned through out my years is something that should be ignored.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:26am
  82. Cassidy, PLEASE do not listen to this man. He’s just jealous.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:27am
  83. Haters are going to hate — be strong Cassidy — You are amazing!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:27am
  84. “She” is not a she. What an absurdity. And here come the angry mob in 3…2…1…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:30am
  85. Nah, you're not worth the time, effort, or energy.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:46am
  86. Actually Beverly Ann, while you may find it easy to dismiss my opinion, and you are free to do so, I don't agree with your opinion. I don't wish this person any harm or mistreatment, nor do I wish that on any other person. It's not about hate, and you may expect that opposing views are those of "haters". It's not the case. I would defend the teenager as you would, but I disagree with your position. So you can engage in dialogue, or you can dismiss me. Either way I'm just fine.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:51am
  87. How do you define sex? Every conceivable method of defining it has exceptions to the rules. There is no black and white classification, not in genetics, organs or any other system of biology. I know XY women and men who were born with breasts and women whose ovaries produce sperm. Intersex states are a thing. This is without calling attention to the fact that many species of the animal kingdom do not have distinct male and female sexes. Which I just did.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:20pm
  88. Thank you Felix Jongleur. In fairness, you raise some points worthy of consideration.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:40pm
  89. All in the name of God… Bryan Fischer should rot in HELL!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:34am
  90. Y’know, if the headline hadn’t stated “transgender” I wouldn’t have thought of Cassidy as trans. Obviously, her fellow students WANTED her for their homecoming queen. More hate and bullying from the “religious right” … or as I call them, hate-mongerers. Bryan Fischer is a HATE MONGER. American Family Association is a HATE GROUP.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:34am
  91. Normalcy is an illusion created by those who fear that which they do not and refuse to understand.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:35am
  92. Bryan Fischer is just jealous because he wanted to be home coming queen!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:35am
  93. Uhm really. It’s a homecoming!!!!! Who cares. Let HER have it. Can’t people find good in anything?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:37am
  94. No angry mob, just wondering what your fat closet case is doing on our post Timothy’ you big closet case!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:41am
  95. AFA are among the most hateful people in America. Believe they are considered a hate group. Some “Christians.!”.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:42am
  96. I would expect nothing different from a group that calls itself the American Family Association.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:43am
  97. @timothy Cronin I am sure you have scientific evidence for your assertion? Please your ignorance and bigotry is evident just call it like it is.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:43am
  98. This group has been making a mockery of the term “American Family” for years.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:44am
  99. Bryan Fisher is a false profit not a Christian, they will know we are Christians by our love. Fisher is full of hatred and bigotry he is obsessed with every conceivable sexual act. He is consumed with LGBT issues and lives.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:48am
  100. I believe he is due to remove his offending eye.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:12pm
  101. god he needs to shut the fuck up.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:48am
  102. Bullying a kid, a new low for him.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:48am
  103. girl you have every right to be happy don’t ever listen to any negative things anyone says because you won fair and square and no bible bashers can change that and p.s. god loves ya very much ^^

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:50am
  104. “He” doesn’t think or believe he’s a “she”. She is a she. Gender identity doesn’t always match up with physical sex organs. If the Homecoming King got castrated in an accident, he’d still be a male. That’s gender identity. She was born with a female gender identity but the wrong parts. She’s a she with a penis. Big deal.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:55am
  105. Points understood Dustin, but accept my disagreement. I can believe I am the King of the Northern Hemisphere. I feel that I am. I believe that I am and so should you. But I am not. Gender identity has more to do than sexual organs, would you not agree?

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:57am
  106. Dustin, there are more factors involved in physical gender identification other than genital parts. I'm not trying to be offensive here but, if I cut off my penis and ask surgeons to prop up skin to resemble a vagina, in sum I am a male who has undergone physical changes, regardless of how I identify myself. My DNA, my internal organs, my muscle tone, and so on, identify me as a male, whether I agree with nature or not. I have absolutely no argument with same-sex coupling, but I do struggle with gender changes based on superficial changes.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:12am
  107. But they are not superficial to ppl who experience gender identity questions/concerns/issues.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:23am
  108. Timothy, you can believe you're the king of the western hemisphere and just be crazy. Trans people, however, KNOW that they are the wrong gender. If you were to tell me that inside you were just a scared little boy, I'd believe you. If you were to tell me that inside you're a woman, I'd believe you. If you were to tell me that inside you're just a regular man, I'd believe you. Who are YOU to fail to believe another person when they tell you what they feel!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:36am
  109. Brian - I understand what you are saying. I actually don't dispute what any Trans person feels internally. You're right in that no one is in a position to discredit someone's feelings. My questions really are centered on when it's correct or incorrect to state you physically belong to one gender after being born into the other.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:57pm
  110. can people leave this girl alone. when will these kids be able to just live their lives

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:57am
  111. He uses the term “decency” yet, with a total lack of that very same quality attacks a teenager. How decent does that make you??? In my book it would be decent to ram your nasty opinion right up your a** because that is where it belongs.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:59am
  112. Who knows Bryan Fischer’s e-mail. I want to e-mail him and have civil conversation, if he’s capable. Perhaps he has never met a transgender person.. if he doesn’t understand, then maybe he’s afraid…. i doubt it, though.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:01am
  113. And I keep telling people that the AFA is EVIL! The just screwed up badly on a PR standpoint. To the Homecoming Queen, you are beautiful and you deserve the tiara!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:04am
  114. With all due respect to the community who frequent this page, I’m going to ask a question with the hope of serious answers. I have absolutely no ill will towards any person, regardless of sexual orientation, and I do not approach the subject from any particular religious position. That said, there are two genders: Can someone give me a succinct summary of five derivative options? (i.e. LGBTQ). I’m open to constructive dialogue. If anyone wants to fight, please do so elsewhere.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:07am
  115. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer. Some use only LGBT. Hope that helps!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:20am
  116. I had that much at the onset Amanda. I appreciate the response but, in all honesty, I'm asking for some insight into five variations of two genders. I get the L, G, B and to a broader extent the T. I'm therefore unaware of what "Q" symbolizes and so I asked.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:23am
  117. There aren't two genders -- gender is a male identification. You're thinking of sex, and would not be correct about sex, either. To copy my previous comment: How do you define sex? Every conceivable method of defining it has exceptions to the rules. There is no black and white classification, not in genetics, organs or any other system of biology. I know XY women and men who were born with breasts and women whose ovaries produce sperm. Intersex states are a thing. This is without calling attention to the fact that many species of the animal kingdom do not have distinct male and female sexes. Which I just did.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:22pm
  118. While it's scientifically documented that people have been born with characteristics of both genders, thus blurring lines for those individuals, I question your assertion Felix Jongleur that there "aren't two genders" based on reproductive roles. Can you elaborate?

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:03pm
  119. I would not agree, because those are unrealistic metaphors (or is it similes?), versus a tangible argument that this person is of a female gender. If a person was born with a third arm, or a vestigial prehensile tail, can they still consider themselves a homo sapien? We’re only supposed to have two arms, and no tail. Would you consider that person one of our species? A simple surgery would align that person’s identity and physical being, same as if this student had sexual reversal surgery. She’s a female with an extra part she doesn’t need or want. As for the brilliant Mr. Fischer, he – as usual – is using his ass as his mouth, and speaking from it. He can say all he wants that LGBTQ “choose” their identity and lifestyle, but he is flat out wrong, just as if he said you and I chose to be straight. I did, however, choose to be awesome.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:08am
  120. Sorry, Timothy – should have tagged you above.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:09am
  121. I could be wrong, but L and G like the same sex (possibly gender), B can like both or either, T is as above, and Q was the guy from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:10am
  122. I get the L, G and B. T is how I view the individual above (although the definition of transgender appears to be vast and wide) and I have no idea what the Hell you are talking about regarding Q, and neither do you apparently, beyond appeasing a base of people. Can I get a serious answer to my query that is not politically charged?

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:15am
  123. Q stands for questioning. Those younger people that are still struggling with their own sexual identity. Not sure if they are bi, gay, straight, metrosexual, etc.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:30am
  124. "Metrosexual"? So let's add a sixth variation David? There are two genders.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:31am
  125. I know!! Metro just came off of my fingertips. LOL. But the Q seriously stands for questioning.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  126. I came here seeking dialogue and answers and instead I'm leaving more bewildered...

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  127. I am with you TC. There are quite a few things I don't understand. And I guess the biggest of them all is why a full grown adult (This Bryan Fischer) feels the need to bash a 16 year old student. I think it is time for a beer!!!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:35am
  128. Tim, you’re making my point exactly. No matter what happens to your body, you are a male. That’s your gender identity. No matter what happens to her, she is a female. You would be messing up your alignment by changing your sex organs; she would e correcting hers. The other physical attributes – muscle, voice box, breasts – are controlled by hormones, and can be changed non-surgically that way.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:16am
  129. Is DNA controlled in such a way? Forget physical appearances or emotional identification. Are you saying a person can undergo gender transformation procedures and be biologically unidentifiable as anything other than the gender they desire to be? I want to be clear on what you are saying; this is biological question, not a political question.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:18am
  130. I have no uterus. I have no ovaries. No matter how I may identify myself as a female, I will only be able to reverse the male physical characteristics I possessed since birth. I cannot procreate or otherwise operate as a natural female. And so, upon gender transformation, physically speaking, I am a mutilated male.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:21am
  131. Short answer: Yes, actually. Whether you would survive that operation or not, well... But nature enjoys doing such things on a rare, but far from unheard-of basis. I know a woman who is biologically the aunt of the children who came out of her uterus.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:24pm
  132. Some gay people like to be called Queer idiot

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:16am
  133. Good for HER!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:17am
  134. Timothy are you jealous you never won a crown, WTF do you care? How does it effect you?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:19am
  135. When you have 3 arms you get one cut off! When nature fucks up science us their to correct it.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:20am
  136. I think you have a vagina Timothy, it’s just located where your mouth is!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:22am
  137. I told you you dumb fuck

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:24am
  138. Shut you vagina mouth Timothy, we are only getting puffs out of your ignorant comments!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:25am
  139. Bully…and deeply closeted man.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:25am
  140. this country has a right-wing problem.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:25am
  141. People need to get over themselves. Live and let live….and shut up.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:26am
  142. I don’t know if it’s been determined how deep into DNA gender goes, but don’t mistake or confuse gender identity (considering oneself male or female) with physical orientation. I studied this a lot 20+ years ago in college, and I’m sure a lot has been discovered and identified since then. Causes of homosexuality are still assumed to be a mix of physical and environmental factors. As for identity, obviously someone who knows they are a female born with male parts can only go so far physically to align the physical with the psychological. There will always be remnants of male physiology. And they would still have a Y chromosome, yes.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:26am
  143. Aaaand, so much for reasonable conversation, I see.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:29am
  144. Is it only reasonable when you have people agreeing with you? Anyone can do that.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  145. I may be an interloper here, a pain in the ass, but I’ll state again that I have no religious or political opposition to the LGBT community. I support gay marriage and the rights of each and every person to operate as they reasonably need to operate. That said, I fundamentally disagree with the idea of gender reassignment. As I said before, I can view myself as the King of the Northern Hemisphere and vehemently believe you should also, but I am not.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:30am
  146. ignore the haters they are petty, small, and inbred. she’s georgeous.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:31am
  147. Nothing you haters are going to change how we are crested in the womb. Nothing us going to change.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:31am
  148. Fischer’s face is a charade that violates all known standards of normalcy and decency. He and people must enjoy hearing themselves talk, because anyone with common sense isn’t listening to their ranting

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:31am
  149. I support the homecoming queen 100%. She is very brave. This transgendered girl has more guts then the haters will ever have.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:32am
  150. Timothy I am sorry you are a girl tramped in a slim-ball…but it’s too late.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  151. A female was just denied a chance at registering for prom king. I don’t tolerate bullying but this is misogyny and is a human rights violations towards females. Male privilege is very blind, even through this page is progressive, it has not progressed passed the deep invisible hatred of females.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  152. No it’s doesn’t ? It’s for Queer!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:33am
  153. Timothy, it’s not gender reassignment. She’s not changing from a male identity to a female identity. She’s a female with the wrong parts. There is no point in only looking at what parts she has and determining she is a male.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:34am
  154. Not to start shit but, is it fair to say she is as much a "female with the wrong parts" as a "male with a psychological imbalance"? I realize it's very PC to say "she" is perfectly fine and the rest of the world is wrong, but I struggle with that. I'm not against the surgical procedures; I'm against acknowledging someone with forced physical changes as a member of the other gender.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:37am
  155. Speaking as someone with a background in psychology, gender identity disorder was "decommissioned" with the DSM-V. As far as psychology is concerned, she corrected the source of her distress (being born in the wrong body) and is now mentally healthy.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:27pm
  156. Just leave Tim

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:34am
  157. Bryan Fischer……STFU!!!!!! This Homecoming Queen should cut off your head and take a big dump down your open throat!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:35am
  158. He’s here for engagement and dialogue, Ben. Take advantage of the opportunity.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:35am
  159. The bullies are disgusting. They must really hate themselves and are jealous of Cassidy who knows herself. Cassidy’s classmates know wonderful.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:37am
  160. Yes, Timothy wishes he had a vagina.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:38am
  161. Stand strong girl, ignore the idiots. The standard for any normal is false, life is what ever it evolves into and becomes, guided by the light of love . And this Hate group violates any known standard of decency and compassion. Congrats, congrats, rock that queen crown. Stand strong!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:38am
  162. I’m absolutely here for engagement and dialogue, not to make others feel bad, or to make myself feel good. I have no fight, political or religious, with anyone here. Outnumbered as I am, I am not afraid to engage people in reasonable conversation. I welcome it.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:39am
  163. Get off your cross. We need the wood.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:27pm
  164. How does it change the way you live Timothy? How? Explain.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:39am
  165. Ben - sorry you took such offense to my posts. I wasn't defending Bryan Fischer's position at all. And I'm not anti LGBT. Nor am I a "closet case". My point had to do with physical gender assignment and I am sorry if you felt I was being critical of the teenager in the story personally; I was not. People I know chimed in on this post, which brought it to my attention. I didn't think I wrote anything deserving of such personal attacks but, if I did, please accept my apology.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:36pm
  166. Our principles and beliefs are distinct from one another but freedom of speech is NOT ABSOLUTE. I believe RESPECT is MANDATORY. If people don’t think the way you do, I think it’s better and kinder to stay mum on things you think you don’t understand. I strongly hold to my belief that being A GAY DOESN’T MAKE YOU A LESSER PERSON, JUDGING DOES. So, with or without UTERUS, we are EQUAL. We feel, we love, we anger, we forgive. Have a nice day. ♥

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:40am
  167. How dies this 16 year old girl effect you? How .

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:40am
  168. She needs to lash back out at this spokesperson and show them who’s boss that will shut them up QUICK MAKE them respect you!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:41am
  169. sadly most teens don't know how to defend themselves from ppl like him

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:10am
  170. Well they're lucky i'm not a teen anymore cause i'd be ready to give them hell and wouldn't give a damn if i had to hurt somebody physically to make a point

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:10am
  171. You and me both Arianna!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:32am
  172. Timothy, how does a 16 year old effect you daily life? I am waiting ???

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:41am
  173. we’re with you young 1

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:43am
  174. There is a lot of people I don’t understand. I live MY life. There’s is there’s to live. Why are you so abscessed with this teen?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:44am
  175. cuz he's a nut job who should be charged with mental and emotional abuse on a minor

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:04am
  176. Because he's a closet case and he's jealous that she's able to be who she is, while he's still stuck in the closet...

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:32am
  177. It’s all about aligning the exterior physical appearance with what’s going on mentally. Whether that involves sexual surgical reassignment or just hormones for breast enlargement it’s all about how the male sees himself and the gender he identifies with! If she’s happy and feels fulfilled being a woman why should the haters get their panties in a wad over it. They’re not being made to go through whatever she going through so leave her the
    f¥€% alone! Go tend to your own sense of who you are!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:47am
  178. Well, I hung around for a bit hoping to engage in some substantial conversation, but for Dustin, that didn’t happen. Before I go, I want to reiterate my respect for the stances and beliefs of everyone in this community; I am not your enemy. I am, however, someone who has a legitimate point of view, just as you. To come into the LGBTQ forum and pose questions/opinions is not easy, because I’m not seeking conflict. Nor is having to go through life in the mainstream community easy for many of this community. I get that and I wish everyone peace.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:47am
  179. You are a coward Timothy

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:48am
  180. You made statements ….get lost

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:50am
  181. If you were in her place, Timothy, or had an odd hormonal imbalance where you started growing breasts like a female (medically known to happen) but had it corrected, how would you want people to acknowledge you? Maybe that’s the answer to your question.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:53am
  182. It doesn't directly answer my questions, but it does add an interesting layer to the conversation. It's certainly worthy of consideration. I wish there was a better way to engage in real dialogue without putting people off. I would imagine people here read one of my comments and immediately put me into a category; the irony there is beyond words. I care enough to seek the in-depth views of others who are not coming from my current position.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:00am
  183. tim there's only two ways you can go either go with GOP and follow their comrades or stand against them by the things you say shows us you stand with them there for you will be treated as an enemy

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:03am
  184. I actually deleted my previous posts, as I simply didn't come here to anger people by asking questions. To be clear, I wasn't defending the position taken up by Bryan Fischer at all, and I'm not anti LGBT. In my estimation the article leads to some legitimate questions about physical gender reassignment. By taking a position that contrasts the beliefs of many in this forum under the banner of that article was poor judgment on my part because it appears I'm defending Fischer. My apologies.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:04pm
  185. Point understood Dustin. That sort of gets at what I was asking. Unfortunately by doing so I think I was perceived as someone defending Bryan Fischer's position and that was not my intention. I pulled most of my previous comments because I was generating more frustration than dialogue and that was my fault. I'm not a member of the LGBT community, but I'm no enemy of it either.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:50pm
  186. Also, look here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/02/20/reviews/000220.20angiert.html. Do a little reading about the subject, David Reimer, to get an understanding of reassignment surgery and gender identity. Rolling Stone did a Pulitzer-worthy piece a dozen years ago or so about him.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:59am
  187. I sent the website this guy is hosted on a nice little email. Hi, I just am writing you to let you know how disgusting your “organization” is. You spew anti gay hate and you bully a transgender teenager for being crowned homecoming queen. Cassidy is a young teenage girl, and you people are adults. You act like you are in middle school. The sad thing is, I know you don’t even care. Being a human it is an odd thing for me to say but, I really dislike our species. We do nothing but hate other people, kill and rob over money, and create massive amounts of drama for entertainment purposes and we destroy or planet, and we do it so nonchalantly it is putrid and vile. Your website says “For the American Way”, I am sorry but, America is the “Land of The Free” not “The Land of Brainless Mindless Christians”, not that all Christians are. You think we are really going to tolerate your hate? You can think again. I know there are brainwashed morons that will listen to your hate speech and follow along in a split second but, there are those of us who believe in righteousness and loving people for who they are. That is what Jesus taught was it not? To love and to forgive. You sure are not showing love by bullying a young girl who is just trying to be accepted. Can you imagine if you hate yourself every day of your life because you know you just are wrong in your body and the sex you are? No you can’t imagine what it feels like. I am gay not transgender and I partially know. You need to understand the world does not run the way you want it to. You are no body’s ruler or judge. Although, you put yourself out there to be judged by people like me and the judgement is not looking so good for you people. The American way is freedom though, our rights are slowly being stripped away right under our noses, we will not let you take away our right to be who we are. If we do that, we may as well lie down and die. Humans are nothing more than vessels for our souls. And as for gay rights, our souls have no gender. If a soul in a male body falls inlove with its soulmate that happens to be in another male body, who are you to say it is wrong? Who are you to say love is wrong? How on Earth can love be wrong? That is why humans can be so special because we have the power to love and it is much more powerful than the power to hate. Hate is the easy way out. You don’t understand it, so you don’t accept it and therefore you hate it. That is not logical thinking, it is lazy thinking and it is plain wrong. People ask me all the time when did I realize I was gay and I answer them with the question, “When did you realize you were straight?” they have no idea and neither do I. I am who I am and nothing can change that. If loving someone sends me to hell, then I will go to hell knowing I loved instead of hated.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:59am
  188. To quote Huckleberry Finn, "All right. I'll go to Hell."

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:27pm
  189. With anonymous others on the interwebs? Good luck with that.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:02am
  190. Just thinking about it, maybe I'm in a unique position: I care enough to come here and engage others (who probably have no time for me whatsoever), but at the same time my disagreements do not amount to me being a political enemy of anyone here. I can't say I have lived a day in anyone's skin who frequents this forum. I'm looking for a place where conversation can happen, and disagreements can still exist at the end of the day, but peacefully and respectfully.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:07am
  191. smh… just smh…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:06am
  192. Anyone who hates a person or group because of their sexual orientation, religion, or race violates every known standard of decency and normality.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:11am
  193. Hey, who voted for her as homecoming queen. fellow students, who know her/him and voted for her. Our society has gone bonkers. leave her alone and the school.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:13am
  194. Oh yes just like most of those bulls_s_t organizations .Puking off at the mouth about some hate crap !

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:20am
  195. ahhhhhhhh I can’t stand that shit or their silly organizations !

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:21am
  196. Just shows how low people will stoop to achieve their agendas. She was voted prom queen fair and square by popular vote, so I say let her have her day! :-)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:27am
  197. Fisher is psychotic.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:34am
  198. Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:40am
  199. Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:40am
  200. Maybe there’s hope for the next generation after all…plenty of ugly souls in the world who care far too much about everyone else’s business, but her classmates accept her for who she is. Wish I had classmates like that in high school!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:44am
  201. WTF is a religious group doing, trying to involve themselves in govt-funded public schools!?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:13am
  202. That’s so stupid. She’s beautiful, and they elected her. Get over it.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:20am
  203. I can’t for the life of me why this commentator could possibly care if this teen is popular enough to win a homecoming election…. But he sure is comfortable throwing insults around. For shame!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:21am
  204. the world is full of sick people whose personal lives are so devoid of meaning they have to strike out at innocents :-(

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:23am
  205. This girl is stronger than me, I transitioned at 24,and she did it much younger. This girl is so cool! <3 stay strong kiddo, These people are full of shit,just be your self./ fuck them!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:26am
  206. God does not make mistakes be what he made you to be . It is man that has contaminated us from day one in the garden and just keeps saying that’s okay , we’re okay , everything goes its the 21st century after all . Y’all call it hate but really its love . Love for God and the beautiful life he extended for us without filth and disease . Love for who you are not some little voice inside saying life would be better if you change this body part and that when maybe a visit to a mental doc could fix that and maybe a better up bringing . Teach your sons to be good men and your daughters to be fine lady’s . Plus don’t allow nasty gay shit on tv.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:33am
  207. But of course and let me just guess .... Hmmmm you must be gay :) but of course ! Well with that my love turns out you are the gay fool ass .

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:18am
  208. In other words Sandra, you aren't gay and you aren't transgender, and to make matters worse, you have no empathy. I'm also not gay, and I'm not transgender, but I have empathy, so that allows me to see someone like Cassidy and realize that she's a beautiful person, whereas you are just a hateful little witch!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:31am
  209. Oh I see because I don't think and feel like you I'm a witch but I guess your not judging right . I still stand by God , call me what you like then go look in a mirror . I will live by his word not this world . You hateful little witch

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:43am
  210. What do you expect of Republicans? They are self righteous, uneducated and hypocritical. Their party lacks class, honor, grace, integrity and maturity. They haven’t learned how to grow up and get along with others.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:43am
  211. hey bryan do us all a favor and jump off a cliff

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:44am
  212. that is not right.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:48am
  213. haters have no shame or pride wonder if they ever realize how dumb they look when they speak

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:53am
  214. Christ on a cross people..the students of the high school that SHE goes to elected her…if your kid goes to the same school, then ok, voice an opinion, if not… shut the hell up, no one wants to hear your homophobic banter just for the 15 seconds of fame your trying to get. does it make you feel good to bully this kid? because that is exactly what is happening, its another form of bullying and charges should be brought up on all of you. now… what do you have to say to that? Cassidy… you rock girl, and walk proudly and with swagger! show them all what CLASS is.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:00am
  215. That is awesome that a transgendered person was chosen as homecoming queen, that makes me smile.
    How much do you have to hate yourself to bully a child? what a sad pathetic little boy I mean man…no I mean little boy this bryan is! WTF…get a life bryan.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:19am
  216. I call it unnatural, a charade and violating every known standard of decency and normality to bully a child on national media… Someone should have removed that Fischer guy a long time ago.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:53am
  217. Nope. Cassidy is a girl. Regardless of what gender she was born as, if she feels like a girl, thinks like a girl, and sees herself as a girl, she IS a girl. So congrats to her for becoming home coming queen. Now please let her be.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:53am
  218. PS: She is also a very BEAUTIFUL young lady, and I for one would be proud if she were my daughter!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:55am
  219. EXACTLY Kristy!!! And yes, she's a very beautiful young lady!

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:31am
  220. People still listen to the AFA?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:56am
  221. Imagine being the parents of this poor girl. She got something beautiful and I’m sure very meaningful to her, and didnt even get a chance to enjoy it because of pig headed bigots and bullies. I would feel so lost as her parent, trying to console the child I love because of vitriol spit from ADULTS, when this should be a time of happiness for her. I hope she keeps her head up high, her and her whole family. My love to all of them. As Dr suess says, “those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”. And that goes for everyone, just be the best you that you can be, not the you people want you to be.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:57am
  222. Bryan Fischer, go fuck off you miserable fuck

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00am
  223. You are a fool and an ass Sandra Karber.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:03am
  224. How the fuck do they even justify that what goes on in public schooling is any of their business?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:33am
  225. What are you doing on a gltb page Sandra Karber? Or do you see this as an opportunity to spread your rather nasty version of Christianity, which has absolutely nothing to do with the love of God and everything to do with your warped hatred for those different to you.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:35am
  226. Why do they have a problem with progress.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:40am
  227. I don’t who this Bryan Fischer is but if attacking a 16 year old makes him feel big then he’s nothing more than a bully. He sounds like he’s got issues of his own. I’d suggest he sort them out & stop picking on children he’s never even met… For me, all I have to say is, “Well done Cassie Lynn. Stay as strong as you can, and know that you’ve got supporters here in the UK too.”

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:42am
  228. Even if he was right about people who are trans-gender having "mental health problems" (which is not my opinion by the way) should that exclude them from being homecoming queen? Basically, the guy's a fascist. Plain and simple. Heil Fischer, sieg heil!! Hopefully he'll go the same way as the rest of the Nazis.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:46am
  229. What gets me Pete is this girl was voted in by her classmates. They're the ones who see her every day, work with her, laugh, cry and gossip about boys with her. If THEY can accept her for who she is, why should some nasty, issue-laden adult from the other side of the country who's never even met her, have a problem? If this was a story on the Beeb or the News At Ten, it'd be an "And Finally..." piece, after which they'd go back to the studio where Alex Lovell would say something like, "Good on her." And that would be that. NO, hate-fuelled organizations like the American Families Association have taken an "And Finally..." and turned it into a National bloody debate with the sole intention of ruining a 16 year-old's life! Fascists, in the truest sense of the word.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:13pm
  230. He may as well have just sung the Horst Wessel Leid...

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:40pm
  231. I was just going to type the same thing. What a big man to bully a child.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:46am
  232. Congrats to Cassidy, don’t let the haters ruin things- ignore them and feel the love. I know it must hurt, but enjoy the love that elected you and know it’s real. It’s great that you are homecoming Queen!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:04am
  233. ‘Sounds like Bryan Fischer is attempting to underscore what a complete bozo and ignoramus he really is.
    The way that Bozo Fischer expresses it, makes “every known standard of decency and normality” sound like a prescribed set of principles that supposedly everyone knows very well, and can recite from rote memory.
    But, if asked to describe the supposed “standards” in sequence of importance — he’d become like a stammering idiot, because there is NO so-called “standard of decency” that he or anyone else can name, let alone whip-off the top of one’s head.
    ‘Such a moron and deceiver is Fischer, for his blowhard attempts to disparage and denigrate the transgender community!
    Maybe Fischer needs to go to hell!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:59am
  234. I like what you said, but hey quit giving "BOZO's" a bad name.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:41pm
  235. I believe the epithet "Bozo" will always be derogatory... that is, until mothers start naming their sons with that monica. :)

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:41pm
  236. The existence of hate groups and all kinds of haters, racists and bullies are violating every known standard of decency…and normality is a matter of definition. Those who might think hate, hypocrisy and obnoxious behavior are ‘normal’ cannot make qualified statements about morality and ethics, because they don’t have the faintest idea what it means.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:02am
  237. Who are you, Fischer, to determine what is normal? Who are you to determine the minds of those that took the actions they did? Who are you to determine what is decent? If you had any sense of decency, you would stop acting like a bully and a thug. You would stop acting like you have the right to dictate to others what they can or cannot do. If you had any sense of decency, you would respect another’s right to live their life in truth rather than a lie. You would respect another’s right to simple be. But that’s not you. You have no sense of decency. You have no sense of what is proper or normal. You don’t understand that normal is a relative term. Normal is not something that everyone must subscribe to. Just because it is normal for people to be capable of understanding history doesn’t mean everyone will. After all, if you did understand history, you would realize that, by keeping an oppressed group of people down, by not allowing them the right to be who they are, you are ignoring the reality that your efforts are doomed to failure. No force in the universe can hope to stand against the desire to be free…and the freedom of self-expression is one of the most important and powerful freedoms of all.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:08am
  238. Bryan Fischer? Normality? Now there’s a radically discordant concept! He may be a life form of some exotic variety crawling out of the swamp weeds of the American steaming filth of right wing religion, but he’s not human by any known standard.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:11am
  239. What a scumbag he is. Shows how much more superior Cassidy Lynn Campbell is than he. Keep your head up Cassidy. The majority of people are with you. Those of us with a heart and brain.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:29am
  240. Fischer is upset he doesn’t look as good or is as popular! What a idiotic moron!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:00am
  241. PEOPLE LIKE CASSIDY WHO STAND UP TO EVERYDAY HOMOPHOBIA ARE THE REASON WHY GAY RIGHTS HAVE ADVANCED TO THE POINT THEY HAVE!! KEEP STANDING TALL LADY, WE’RE ALL STANDING RIGHT HERE BESIDE YOU!!! <3<3<3

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:02am
  242. Bryan Fischer just needs to go out and get fucked hard in the ass. Considering how obsessed with gay sex he is, he’s clearly just a closet case!

    And Cassidy, just ignore fucktards like Bryan Fischer!!! He’s just jealous that you’re able to be who you are, while he’s been unable to come out of the closet yet!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:28am
  243. I’d say that someone who is so consumed with hatred and threatened by anything unlike himself has a mental illness.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:29am
  244. WoW, bullies

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:37am
  245. Oh, of COURSE the haters are going to crawl out of the woodwork to attack Miss Cassidy. That’s all they live for, bigotry. It keeps them alive forever, pickled in their own spite for all that’s good in the world.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:44am
  246. i think its funny because all these christians and right wing groups say “immoral” but you will find more perverted sick and twisted people on christianmingle.com than on craigslist

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:50am
  247. That’s funny, I Thot it was the first shred of humanity I had seen in awhile…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:18pm
  248. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if hatred was a fatal illness killing in less than a month? But it could be easily cured just by opening your heart to love and asking for forgiveness.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:47pm
  249. There are more important issue to ruminate over. This is not one of them!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:15pm
  250. The American Family Association, like all of its other clones, is a hate group, purely and simply.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:18pm
  251. Why can’t they jst leave this beautiful girl alone!?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:31pm
  252. hey so 1) she’s a better looking grl than most girls I’ve seen. 2) it’s high school. of a grown ass adult is freaking out about the absolutely acceptable and nonharmful, democratically chosen choices of teenage children within a school environment, that’s mega creepy. mind your buisness, old man.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:34pm
  253. really, they can’t bully adults, so pick on a child.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:37pm
  254. Haters gotta hate or they got nothing…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:38pm
  255. This Little Girl Is a Beautiful Person

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:44pm
  256. “violates everything we know” only reveals how ignorant you are, you hateful idiot!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:50pm
  257. F*** Bryan Fischer…. On 2nd thought, ew.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:52pm
  258. not a charade..wake up an enjoy Equality for all..quit being stupid

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:05pm
  259. You know what i’m glad stories like this are being published to show just how fucking stupid supposed “professionals really are”

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:09pm
  260. Projection.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:09pm
  261. Families come in all kinds of combinations these days so these idiots should just fade back into the slimy depths where they came from and leave real families alone!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:24pm
  262. I always found homecoming in general was ‘charade’ that ‘violates every known standard of decency and normality’ But then again I was a “weird” kid in school

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:47pm
  263. Why are you giving a hate group the time of day?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:02pm
  264. FISCHER has NO idea of deceny….

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:13pm
  265. Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:13pm
  266. So sad that people show their fear by hating out-loud.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:23pm
  267. Correction: Bryan Fischer violates every known standard of decency and normality.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:45pm
  268. These kids are ahead of the fold Itr does my heart well to read all these supportive comments Trans people are on the point of the spear cutting through predjudice and ostricism They are strong Toi make a transition in gender know ing you will be ostricised and outcast is a (she)heroic stance and we all benefit from their ground breaking for freedom

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:50pm
  269. YAWN

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:52pm
  270. Good for her! Congratulations to her becoming homecoming queen! WoooooooHoooooooo!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:57pm
  271. Who gives a fuck about normality? Do you see the world we live in these days? I am sure it is completely different from when he was younger!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:58pm
  272. the act of having a “homecoming” queen is a “charade” by its nature….. prick

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:02pm
  273. American Family spokesmen eat doo doo from dead dogs…lol

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:05pm
  274. congrads to you Cassidy im happy you won way to go stop all the hating and love one other

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:05pm
  275. im so proud that you standed up for your self sweety don’t listen to haters they can kisses my ass

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:09pm
  276. How dare anyone pick on this beautiful girl.. Her student body elected her and for once the board got behind her.. Fuck everyone who would even attempt to give her any problem.. Life is already hard enough

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:14pm
  277. There are so many people out there that don’t understand what is going on with the transgendered people.THEY are the sick ones !!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:20pm
  278. To make clear—The PEOPLE are the sick ones NOT the transgendered..

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:21pm
  279. So much for all those anti-bullying campaigns – to let some bigoted close-minded moron to speak on the air. It was bad enough when he was bashing adults with his anti-same-sex marriage garbage, now he’s going after our youth!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:26pm
  280. Love for All!

    Deport Republicans (Bigots) from Office 2014!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:27pm
  281. “Every known standard of decency”? Even if you are anti-everything, that is a ridiculous hyperbole. These idiotic bigots are more humorous than infuriating. They are practically parodies of themselves. Their inane tirades are laughably inept and completely nonsensical.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:29pm
  282. big shot pigs .they shouldlook in the mirror!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:34pm
  283. “Hate group spokesperson announces ‘We hate change and we’re going to fight it every step of the way’.” Normal for/to whom?!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:53pm
  284. I bet Bryan Fischer wears women’s panties.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm
  285. get a life brian…there ae so many things in the world to be pissed off at…go find something positive to do and grow the fuck up and stop hating soemone for who they are…rearrange your diection and find somethign else to do

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:31pm
  286. How childish of an adult to bully a child!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:38pm
  287. lol over a homecoming queen election. Really?!!?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:49pm
  288. Bryan Fischer & the AFA violate every known standard of decency & normality and should be banned for bigotry & hypocrisy..

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:55pm
  289. Normality? BAHAHAHAHA. Oh humanity, you never fucking had any normality, you have always been insane with hate. xD I am sorry but I am laughing so fucking hard right now. Hopefully Cassidy can be left alone and allowed to live. She is a damn 16 year old kid, let the little brat live her damn life people.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:07pm
  290. this guy has no clue what he is talking about.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:28pm
  291. Who cares any way

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:32pm
  292. A mockery of the American Family ? Well what about the mockery of the Native American family by creating geneocide centuries ago to my ancestors and relatives go instinct .So the American family could have a go at it ? Man no wonder some countries hate America .If you some true American predjuice why waste time commenting on this page ?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:49pm
  293. It wasn’t just natives either…many ppl were enslaved and used…natives,Hispanics,French,Africans,and Chinese were forced to do things to progress the country all while being told to adapt their cultures

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:53pm
  294. Traditionally when a dirty old man says inappropriate things to a young girl it is not inappropriate to kick the living shit out of him.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:59pm
  295. another example of the self-righteous idiots who don’t want to see us(gays and lesbians) happy. once again, thank you for proving that, “Misery loves company”!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:05pm
  296. If a transgender person can be labeled a woman can they use whichever bathroom the please as well?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:10pm
  297. Would you expect less from a Hate Group?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:19pm
  298. Yes many were slaves world wide Dave .But even the slaves pushed their ways and pushed out the natives .

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:28pm
  299. I get ya there janice.natives were mostly nomadic though..im part native too yano.point is that money and greed were a game changed to everyone.all races…the rainbow ppl

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:47pm
  300. to hell with the transnspbe homophobic pig this young woman is gorgeous

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:01pm
  301. I wouldn’t want t be his child, why is this something he choses to concern himself with. People like him are why thi country is in the mess it is in. He should worry about other things in his life. A sad man, very very sad man!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:24pm
  302. who the hell does this guy think he is is he a christian? budhist? what because every religion that I know of says love thy neighbour as theyself, so if this upsets anyone just think of that!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:47pm
  303. The American Psychiatric Association says people who are transgender and gender non-conforming, as their identities are no longer classified as a mental disorder.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:48pm
  304. Timothy try and put yourself in their shoes so to speak… If everyone insisted one day they you were a woman when you knew that inside you were a guy… That your body didn’t match your mind..would you want people to question what you knew in your heart was true?? Trying to force a person to fit in to a gender that they couldn’t even with ” right parts”

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:57pm
  305. I agree with you entirely on that point.

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:15pm
  306. This sounds like it was a joke on the high school. This kid was probably the subject of bullying long before he was named high school’s homecoming queen. Reminds me of some of the kids in my high school who laughed at someone with a deformity. This boy has a mental disorder and needs treatment so he doesn’t become a sodomite.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:06pm
  307. Wow... Just wow...

    Replied on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:27am
  308. "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev. 21:7-8

    Replied on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:44am
  309. you go girl guy

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:34pm
  310. I desperately hope she rises far above scum like Bryan Fischer.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:43pm
  311. We don’t need this cind of hate on this planet!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:47pm
  312. Everyday Hereos!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:29pm
  313. Ah, bite me, you jerk offs.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:32pm
  314. Ingore the haters! Hang on to your crown!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:58pm
  315. I think this girl is so beautiful & an amazing human being for being who she is, especially in high school where regardless of gender identity, being true to oneself is damn hard. I hope she doesn’t let the hate mongers bring her down, because it’s just her strength & success they envy as their cause moves further & further onto the wrong side of history. To quote e.e. cummings “It takes courage to grow up & become who you really are.” Courage, she’s got it by the ton <3

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:11pm
  316. go Fuck off Bryan Ficher you Natzi scum!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:13pm
  317. These groups have spokespeople? What the hell?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:43pm
  318. I think she is great, the school is great. NOH8.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:59pm
  319. Not only do I admire this young woman, I admire her classmates.

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:07am
  320. Bryan Fischer has obviously violated every known ethical, moral and also every Biblical moral known through Jesus and God and The US constitution as well as the Bill of Rights. He obviously knows NOTHING of Psychology, The Pursuit of Happiness or the word “RESPECT”. He is the same as the Pharasees that trapped Jesus and turned him over to Ceaser to be Crucified!

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:25am
  321. Way to pick on a little girl, what a masculine creature you are bryan. Did his daughter lose the crown to her or something? lol :P

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:11am
  322. Virginia, go play with the creeps in that other sandbox. You are not going to find support for your bigotry here.

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:45am
  323. when it has a period once a month then I believe it is a girl…until then it is a boy…with mental issues and parents who most likely did alot of drugs

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2:26am
  324. And you people call yourselves Christian. Jesus does not like your behavior.

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2:40am