For a group of people constantly angry about the so-called LGBTQ "agenda," conservatives sure do seem to have a penchant for politicizing everything they possibly can in order to spin their anti-LGBTQ one.
Take, for example, far-right Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, for whom even Father's Day can't just be left well enough alone.
Rather than, say, honoring her father like a normal person, Boebert used the holiday as an opportunity to lash out at trans and non-binary people with a snide and mocking tweet.
Boebert's tweet was in reference to proponents of inclusive language for trans and non-binary people, who have for example suggested using terminology like "people who menstruate" instead of "women" in order to be inclusive of transgender and non-binary people in medical settings.
Such terms have caused much consternation among conservatives and even some liberals like author of the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling, who has claimed such terminology erases cisgender women's marginalization.
Boebert has a long-standing obsession with with other people's gender identity. She's previously mocked gender identity by tweeting that her preferred pronoun is "patriot" and musing whether Disney will one day change the iconic Star Wars line to "Luke, I am your parent" instead of "father."
And apparently for Boebert nothing says "Happy Father's Day" like mocking a marginalized group--during Pride Month, no less--that is routinely murdered in cold blood.
Just six months into the year, 2021 is shaping up to be the deadliest on record for transgender people, according to the Human Rights Campaign. As of June 14, there have been 28 documented murders of transgender people this year--more than were killed in an entire twelve-month period for the previous six years.
That death toll has skyrocketed at the same time as conservative politicians countrywide, often with the explicit support of federal-level politicians like Boebert, have waged an all-out assault on transgender people and transgender children in particular.
On Twitter, people were definitely weirded out by Boebert choosing Father's Day to trot out her strange gender-identity obsession--and they dragged her to filth for it.
Others gave a sarcastic "Happy Father's Day" salute to Boebert's husband, and father of her four sons, Jayson, a convicted sex offender who exposed himself to underage girls in a bowling alley in 2004.
Jayson Boebert pled guilty to charges of public indecency and lewd exposure stemming from that incident, and served a four-day jail sentence two years on probation.