O'Reilly: Equal Access To Bathrooms For Transgender People Is A “Violation” “Of Everybody’s Rights”
O'Reilly: Inclusive Bathroom Policies Are "Designed To Make Americans Believe There Is No Difference In Gender At All"
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From the May 23 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Factor follow-up segment tonight, the entire transgendered restroom issue is beyond crazy.
So according to this loony newspaper, if you have a young daughter, you should be accepting of the fact that a transgendered boy could shower next to her after an athletic exposition. That is insane. The solution to the problem is simple and has been going on for decades, private installations for people who are transgender. Joining us from Washington, Kirsten Powers. So do you understand how crazy The Charlotte Observer is?
KIRSTEN POWERS: No. I don't; actually.
O'REILLY: You don't.
POWERS: I read the editorial.
POWERS: Nothing about it seemed crazy to me.
POWERS: All I'm saying is I don't think it should bother you. I don't think this person is not preying on your daughter, this person is not a pervert, there is nothing is wrong with this person.
O'REILLY: It's not a matter of preying, it's a matter of being appropriate. You see, I'm glad you are coming on and I'm glad you said what you said. I had to interrupt because I wanted to steer you into the rights of the mass of people, which are being violated by this insane program.
POWERS: It's not insane.
O'REILLY: Yes, designed to make Americans believe there is no difference in gender at all.
POWERS: That's not what it's designed to do.
O'REILLY: Yes it is, of course it is. It's what the progressives want.
POWERS: No it’s not and that’s the way people who oppose this want to frame it because that’s what they want to make it about that but it’s not what it’s about.
O’REILLY: To impose this kind of a situation to young children who don’t understand transgendered or anything else – to impose it to the government impose it – is such a violation of parental rights, of children’s rights, of everybody’s rights.