USA Today ultra-leftist Nancy Armour swung a big bat Tuesday, verbally bludgeoning hateful, ignorant conservative state lawmakers working to protect women’s sports. She accused them of trying to “otherize” trans athletes and open a new front in the culture war, repeated LGBT talking points and urged the NCAA to hurt conservative states in the pocketbook.
Nearly half the state legislatures are trying to protect women’s sports from the intrusion of confused males competing with females. Armour (seen above) accused them of passing bills that aren’t based on scientific facts. It’s bigotry that comes with a price, and she exhorted the NCAA to inflict financial pain on conservative states.
The NCAA Board of Governors issued such a warning, that says, in part:
“When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected. We will continue to closely monitor these situations to determine whether NCAA championships can be conducted in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all participants.”
Armour warned the conservative lawmakers “you can kiss goodbye your ability to host Final Fours and earlier rounds of the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments,” and other events. “This is no idle threat.”
States persisting in legislation protecting women’s sports could lose $100 million in revenue if the NCAA revokes their event hosting agreements. Prompting more vitriol from Armour: “And yet, legislators are willing to sacrifice all of it because of their own hate, ignorance and/or political calculation. Because the bills they’re passing sure aren’t based on any science or facts.”
Does Armour cite any language from these bills and laws? Heck, no. She did quote the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a wealthy LGBT pressure group.
“These bills are illogical, in so many different ways,” said Alphonso David. “They know they have no facts, no science, no data to support their legislation. And yet, they’re pushing them anyway.”
Armour says the lawmakers are being funded by “far right-wing groups” that “would have you believe that women’s sports are on the verge of being overrun by boys and young men who either can’t compete against their own gender or are looking for opportunities to prey on girls and young women. Aside from being a hateful mischaracterization of transgender people, it simply is not true.”
So-called “cisgender women” – biological girls at birth who actually remain biological girls today! – are not being shut out of opportunities, Armour says, incorrectly. A boy in Connecticut who stole girls championship track and field trophies received prestigious scholarship offers. The girls reduced to also-ran status received offers from small schools.
The bills in Armour’s crosshairs are intended to “‘otherize’ transgender people. To turn them into bogeymen who will rally Americans frightened by our changing country to vote.
“The only purpose of these bills is to sow hate and discrimination. Which is why Monday’s statement from the NCAA’s Board of Governors cannot be its last word.”
The NCAA should just lower the boom, “appeal to their egos and pocketbooks” and re-direct competitions and millions of dollars to other states, Armour demands.
The LGBT mouthpiece Outsports issued a story this week indicating the NCAA is still deliberating on trans policy and championship host sites. Outsports also ran a recent story with a lengthy list of transgenders in sports, further refuting what Armour and David said.