Transgender Advocates Celebrate Gallup Poll, Ignore Conflicting Data
The homosexual advocacy American Military Partner Association (AMPA) has merged with OutServe-SLDN to form the Modern Military Association of America. (Apparently, being anything other than heterosexual is “modern.”) The group recently celebrated results from a Gallup poll that appear to show the majority of Americans supporting transgender service in the US military. From their release:
As this survey proves, an overwhelming majority of Americans — including a majority of veterans — agree that what matters is the ability to accomplish the mission, not someone’s gender identity.
While that’s a convenient conclusion, the survey “proves” no such thing.
The survey (available here) does say that 71% of “national adults” “favor allowing openly transgender men and women to serve in the military?” But look at an important breakdown:
Military veterans: 56% support, 43% oppose
Non-veterans: 73% support, 25% oppose
It would seem people who have actually served in the military are far more likely to oppose transgender service — in fact, it’s pretty close to evenly split, not an “overwhelming majority”.
Anyone stop to wonder why that is?
On a related topic, should transgenders be required to use a bathroom that matches their “birth” gender or their gender “identity”?
Birth gender: 51%
Gender identity: 44%
That’s even more evenly split. How could so many Americans who supposedly support transgenders not support their ability to use whatever bathroom they want?
That tells you an important thing about those responding to the survey: When it comes to something that might affect them personally, people are less likely to support it — whether its bathrooms or military service. That’s why veterans were less likely than non-veterans to support transgender service. Veterans understood what that actually meant, and they’d actually be affected by the result.
In an “abstract” sense, 73% of non-veterans say transgenders should be allowed to serve in the military. But on a practical level, a lot of those non-veterans apparently think transgenders should still be required to use bathrooms (and other facilities) consistent with their actual biological gender, regardless of how they “feel.”
In other words, the “overwhelming majority” of Americans support the policy put in place under President Trump.
That’s got to get under the skin of the MMAA — but they’ll ignore that and play fun with numbers.
The only thing the survey “proves” is Americans largely don’t care what someone else does — unless it affects them. Then, suddenly, the question becomes much more personal — and “controversial.” Yet somehow “modern” sexuality advocates think that supports their cause.