The latest update from The Babylon Bee came on their Facebook page where they shared the suspension and commented, “We are now in a world where calling a man a man, even through satire and humor, is hate speech.”
‘We’re not deleting anything.’ Twitter locks Babylon Bee for ‘hate speech’ calling Rachel Levine ‘man of the year’
March 21, 2022 | Kevin Haggerty
Twitter went after the satirical news site The Babylon Bee on Sunday, issuing a suspension over alleged “hateful conduct” for linking to an article where they refer to a man as a man.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon shared the news of the suspension and notices from Twitter about the policies that were said to have been violated.
The objectionable tweet was a link to the fake news website’s story on U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, who identifies as a trans woman, being awarded their first-ever “Man of the Year” award.
Days ago, Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) shared the USA Today article with his matter-of-fact caption, “Rachel Levine is a man,” drawing waves of leftist criticism and his very own notice of violation.
Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were also suspended in October when they reacted to the announcement that Levine had been named the “first female four-star officer” after being awarded the rank of Admiral.
Banks, who stated that honor was presented to a man, said at the time, “My tweet was a statement of fact. Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me.”
Greene pointed out, “A dude who lived the first 50 years of his life as a man isn’t the first female anything.”
March 15th, 2022 – BabylonBee.com
The Babylon Bee has selected Rachel Levine as its first annual Man of the Year.
Levine is the U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he serves proudly as the first man in that position to dress like a western cultural stereotype of a woman. He is also an admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. What a boss!
Thomas, 22, who spent the previous three years swimming with the men’s team before she began transitioning to a woman, has created an uneasy environment in the locker room, as she still retains her biologically male genitalia — which are sometimes exposed — and is attracted to women, one teammate told the Daily Mail in an interview.
“Multiple swimmers have raised it, multiple different times,” she said. “But we were basically told that we could not ostracize Lia by not having her in the locker room and that there’s nothing we can do about it, that we basically have to roll over and accept it, or we cannot use our own locker room.
She added, “It’s really upsetting because Lia doesn’t seem to care how it makes anyone else feel. The 35 of us are just supposed to accept being uncomfortable in our own space and locker room for, like, the feelings of one.”
“The school was so focused on making sure Lia was okay, and doing everything they possibly could do for her, that they didn’t even think about the rest of us,” the teammate told the Daily Mail.
The swimmer said that Thomas “seems like she enjoys” all the attention the controversy has brought to her.
“It’s affected all of us way more than it’s affected her,” Thomas’ teammate said.
The swimmer told the outlet that most of the team is scared to speak out about their discomfort for fear of being labeled “transphobic.”
“If this gets a little bit bigger, I might go on the record, but I’m definitely a little afraid,” she said. “What I’m afraid of is that potential employers will Google my name and see commentary about things I said and think, ‘Oh, this person’s transphobic.’”