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Citizens Defending Freedom condemns recent violence, hateful rhetoric by transgender community

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

TAMPA, Fla. — Citizens Defending Freedom Monday condemned a barrage of violence and hateful rhetoric that has recently been spewed by the American transgender community.

Only a few weeks ago, 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who identified as transgender, shot and killed six people at The Covenant School, a Presbyterian school, in Nashville, Tennessee. The media largely buried the story about Hale’s transgenderism or mental disorder, instead focusing on a narrative of gun control and in many cases blaming the passing of a TN law banning gender-affirming care for minors.

More recently, a transgender teacher at Fox Chapel Middle School in Hernando County, Florida, Alexander “Ashlee” Renczkowski, allegedly threatened to shoot himself and students, according to an incident report from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Worse, Renczkowski was reportedly back in the classroom the day after the alleged threats, and parents were not informed of the situation until almost a week later.

In another incident of incendiary rhetoric from the transgender community, last week an 18-year-old Boise, Idaho School Board member identified as Shiva Rajbhandari, threatened to deface the grave of Idaho Gov. Brad Little after Little signed a bill into law making it a felony for doctors to give puberty blockers and hormones to children.

"(Expletive) you [Gov.Little]. I pray you live a long life so you can bear witness to the pain you’ve unleashed on Idaho’s children and families today," Rajbhandari said in a now-deleted Tweet. “I pray you live a long life so you can bear witness to the pain you’ve unleashed on Idaho’s children and families today. When you do die though, I’m pissing on your grave." News images in the week following the Nashville attack against Christian students featured trans-community activitsts yielding signs and firearms in promotion of a “Trans Day of Vengeance” hosted by the Trans Radical Activist Network. (The event was subsequently cancelled due to concerns of violence.)

Citizens Defending Freedom warns that the violence and hateful rhetoric from the transgender community and its allies is becoming alarming, and that it must be addressed before further acts of violence are committed.

“We can no longer ignore this violence and violent rhetoric that is coming from the transgender community and its allies, particularly when it comes to the safety of our school children and teachers,” said Citizens Defending Freedom’s [LB1] Chief Communications Officer Kristen Huber. “If any other group was behaving in such an aggressive manner, we would rightly call them out for it. But it seems that the transgender community is immune from any criticism at all.”

“This rhetoric is designed to cast hatred and division,” said Huber. “It takes the focus off of the real issues at hand, and is neither healthy nor productive for anyone to behave this way. Citizens Defending Freedom believes in robust political debate, but absolutely condemns violence and violent rhetoric in all forms.”

Founded in 2021, Citizens Defending Freedom is a non-profit organization that strategically employs county-level chapters across America to help citizens defend their faith and freedom, all while fighting for transparency in local government. Currently, Citizens Defending Freedom has official chapters in Florida, Georgia and Texas. The group is rapidly expanding its footprint, and expects to grow into one of America’s largest political nonprofits. Click here to learn more about Citizens Defending Freedom.



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