Actor Adam Baldwin, who played Jayne Cobb in Firefly and recently played Coach Allen in American Underdog, took to Twitter where he reacted to a TikToker saying, “groomers like this should be sentenced to life in underground dungeons.”
The TikToker in question is user remy.ell, whose TikTok video was shared to Twitter by the Libs of Tik Tok account.
In the TikTok video, remy.ell states, “So, I posted a TikTok yesterday about how I start conversations about gender and sexuality with my students. I ended up privating it for unrelated reasons. But I got a lot of weird feedback, where some people are like, ‘You shouldn’t start these conversations. You shouldn’t talk about this with your kids.'”
“Yeah, you should. For these kids to know that a queer adult exists, to know that trans people exist and are normal is life changing to them. They need someone to start those conversations because they don’t know they have the permission to ask me about stuff,” the TikToker continued.
While the Libs of Tik Tok clipped the video at 30 seconds, in the original upload the TikToker continues saying, “They are uncomfortable. They are scared. They don’t know what is going on with themselves. And they need someone to affirm that they are ok, that they are normal.”
“And they need someone they can ask silly questions to. And I want to be that person. I’ve had people ask me permission to identify as non-binary. I’ve had people ask if it’s alright to like they/them pronouns, but also like she/her or something else. I’ve had someone ask me that if coming out as bisexual means they need to start wearing flannels. These kids need people to talk to.”
Baldwin reacted to the clip shared to the Libs of Tik Tok account writing, “Groomers like this should be sentenced to life in underground dungeons.”
In a subsequent video posted to TikTok, the user revealed he teaches middle school students in both 6th and 8th grade.
The TikToker began the video saying, “I am an out teacher at my school. Out as both bisexual and trans and a lot of other teachers on TikTok were wondering how I managed coming out to my students. And it’s a really interesting story.”
“So this was right before the pandemic. I came back to my school after being away from it for awhile during which time I transitioned. So none of the kids knew me as trans. But I wanted to talk about it.
“So what I did is, as soon as I came back I joined up with the GSA, realized how many questions the kids had, and decided the best thing to do was to host a Q&A,” the TikToker stated.
After providing details about the Q&A session with the students, the teacher says, “Now, I will say I was fortunate enough to have been an assistant teacher at my school for two years before I came out. So I knew that the school would be accepting. I was also in New York City so I knew I wouldn’t get a lot of parent backlash.”
“But I highly recommend like talking with staff like principals to get a gauge for if you can do something like this because it is super, super worth it.”
The teacher then bragged about the hours he spent talking with the students, “And since that event I have been a teacher that students can come to. I spent hours on Zoom last year talking with kids who needed to understand themselves better.”
“I’ve been someone that students come to when they are upset and there is a problem and they know they can turn to me. It’s been invaluable,” the TikToker stated.
The TikToker would also upload a response video to the video being shared to Twitter by the Libs of Tik Tok account.
The teacher says, “So this is the tweet that that earned me their attention, from Libs of Tik Tok, when they reposted one of my videos. And can Republicans learn the difference between a leftist and a liberal. I’m not a f***ing lib. I’m an anarchist.”
The user then went through a number of tweets reacting to the Libs of Tik Tok video accusing them of being transphobic.
When referencing one tweet, the teacher said, “I’m capable of thinking about being gay without thinking about being sex. Maybe you need to stop thinking about gay sex so much.”
In response to another Twitter user the teacher says, “I’m not going to get fired. My boss has sanctioned everything I do. In fact, I was hired specifically for starting these conversations.”
The teacher then claimed he teaches sex education saying, “I teach sex ed. That’s right. I teach sex ed.”
People claiming to be transgender are anything but normal as Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington points out in A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology.
Bishop Burbidge explains, “The claim to “be transgender” or the desire to seek “transition” rests on a mistaken view of the human person, rejects the body as a gift from God, and leads to grave harm.”
“To affirm someone in an identity at odds with biological sex or to affirm a person’s desired “transition” is to mislead that person. It involves speaking and interacting with that person in an untruthful manner,” he continues.
“Although the law of gradualness might prompt us to discern the best time to communicate the fullness of the truth, in no circumstances can we confirm a person in error,” he asserts.
Bishop Burbidge also writes, “Indeed, there is ample evidence that ‘gender affirmation’ not only does not resolve a person’s struggles but also can in fact exacerbate them. The acceptance and/or approval of a person’s claimed transgender identity is particularly dangerous in the case of children, whose psychological development is both delicate and incomplete.”
“First and foremost, a child needs to know the truth: He or she has been created male or female, forever. Affirming a child’s distorted self-perception or supporting a child’s desire to ‘be’ someone other than the person (male or female) God created, gravely misleads and confuses the child about ‘who’ he or she is,” he continues.
He later adds, “Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to claims that “gender transition” will resolve their difficulties. Long-term studies show “higher rates of mortality, suicidal behavior and psychiatric morbidity in gender-transitioned individuals compared to the general population.”
The Bishop goes on, “In addition, studies show that children and adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria have high rates of comorbid mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, are three to four times more likely to be on the autism spectrum, and are more likely to have suffered from adverse childhood events, including unresolved loss or trauma or abuse.”
Psychotherapeutic treatments that incorporate ‘ongoing therapeutic work … to address unresolved trauma and loss, the maintenance of subjective well-being, and the development of the self,’ along with established treatments addressing suicidal ideation are appropriate interventions. Gender transition is not the solution.,” he asserts.
What do you make of Adam Baldwin’s assertion that this TikToker is a groomer and should be sentenced to life in an underground dungeon?