Science fiction writer Patrick S. Tomlinson is always one to insert himself into controversy. He is now going after Dr. Jordan B. Peterson by trying to lead a Twitter mob to mass report the clinical psychologist and author.
Tomlinson has had a history of attacking conservatives, including making hundreds of statements on Donald Trump, as well as getting into Twitter spats with Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver. In 2018, Tomlinson led a group of “pink shirts” at Worldcon in San Jose, making threats to what he called “Nazis” who might try to attend the convention.
The attack on Jordan B. Peterson comes after Twitch activist Keffals started a trend on Twitter to complain about “dead-naming,” which is using the birth name of a transgender person. In Keffals’ complaint, the far-left serial victim claimed someone sent a pizza to her hotel room under his name, Lucas. The way Keffals spoke about it was as if it was one of the most horrendous crimes imaginable.
Peterson had previously been suspended on Twitter for a tweet that read, “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.” According to newer strict rules by Twitter, not referring to someone by their preferred name and/or gender violates their terms of service.
Twitter apparently required Peterson to delete his tweet on the matter, in which he stated, “I had to temporarily delete the Tweet that resulted in my banning to do some unassociated necessary housecleaning of my account but here is a screenshot which I am posting because I said I wouldn’t delete it and I meant it.”
Peterson wanted to hold firm that a person’s name and biological sex matter, that words have definitions and cannot be changed just because someone has a whim. Many people who challenge that biological sex is truth have been mass reported by activists over the last several months, resulting in similar suspensions.
The tweet being screenshotted was enough to send Patrick S. Tomlinson into a tirade, demanding his followers to “report this tweet for transphobia and dead-naming Elliot Page.” Even though harassing other Twitter users by demanding a brigade of reporting is against Twitter’s T.o.S., Tomlinson’s tweet remains up as of this writing.
The problem goes deeper than Tomlinson’s harassment of Peterson, though, if Twitter is enforcing these rules, as it amounts to discrimination against Christians.
According to the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Christians are supposed to maintain a person’s true name and identity. The diocese explicitly states, “This situation presents a serious challenge for all members of the Church because it presents a view of the human person contrary to the truth.”
In the words of Pope Francis, “biological sex and the socio-cultural role of sex (gender) can be distinguished but not separated … It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality.”
The instruction is clearly for Catholics only to speak truth and reality, of which using someone’s birth name and gender would be included in the truth.
If Twitter continues to enforce rules like this and not enforce the brigading of users who protest against such untruthfulness due to their religion, the company risks taking a stand against Christianity as a whole, which can only add to the company’s woes over the last year. It appears the company hasn’t learned its lesson to allow users to express themselves as they freely choose.
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