“Real Time” host Bill Maher unloaded on the strident pro-transgender movement in a Friday night rant that once again underscored the liberal personality’s penchant for calling out the left’s sacred cows.
While praising tolerance for adults who reject their biological gender, Maher questioned why so many children seem to be getting encouraged to become trans and said it should be okay to ask questions about the relatively new social phenomenon.
“If something about the human race is changing at a previously unprecedented rate, we have to at least discuss it,” Maher said. “Broken down over time, the LGBT population of America seems to be roughly doubling every generation.”
If this spike in trans children is all biological, why is it regional? Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them. pic.twitter.com/t3Tx23MOsu
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) May 21, 2022
Citing a recent Gallup poll, Maher noted that less than 1% of Americans born before 1946 identified as LGBT. Now, according to the poll, 2.6% of Baby Boomers consider themselves LGBT; 4.2% of Gen Xers do; 10.5% of Millennials do, and 20.8% of Gen Zers do.
“Which means if we follow this trajectory, we will all be gay in 2054,” Maher said. “When things change this much, this fast, people are allowed to ask, ‘What’s up with that?’ All the babies are in the wrong bodies?”
LGBT activists and hard leftists consider any questions about transgenderism and children to be hateful, even when parents object to chemical and surgical castration of children. Maher insisted that people have a right to wonder what is going on and should not be silenced by accusations from LGBT activists.
“Someone needs to say it: Not everything’s about you,” Maher said. “And it’s okay to ask questions about something that’s very new and involves children. The answer can’t always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right, trump card, mic drop, end of discussion. Because we’re literally experimenting on children.”
Maher noted that Sweden and Finland no longer allow puberty blockers to be administered to children, and said commonsense suggests “there’s going to be problems” when doctors try to “reverse the course of raging hormones.”
Many conservatives believe the child transgender phenomenon is being encouraged in a nurture-vs.-nature effort that damages children who are confused or simply going through natural phases. Maher wondered why it is common for families in Los Angeles to have transgender children, and likely not common in Youngstown, Ohio.
“If this spike in trans children is all natural, why is it regional?” Maher asked. “Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them… If we can’t admit that in certain enclaves there was some level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight, then this is not a serious, science-based discussion. It’s a blow being struck in the culture wars using children as cannon fodder.”