September 29, 2022 4:09 am
Marco Rubio skewers State Department for marking International Pronouns Day

Marco Rubio skewers State Department for marking International Pronouns Day

The State Department made it a point Wednesday to recognize International Pronouns Day, much to the frustration of Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.

Mr. Rubio had some choice observations after the State Department tweeted Wednesday about pronoun awareness and linked to a recent Bureau of Global Affairs post entitled, “Why do so many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?”

“This are the current activities of those in charge of [nation’s] our foreign policy,” he tweet.

Mr. Rubio wasn’t the only one rankled. Others included: “I’m certain our adversaries will check our pronouns prior to nuking us,” “The intern is proud of this one,” as well as “Is this joke ?”

” Americans are still behind enemy lines, and you’re displaying your military might by tweeting this bizarre message about multiple genders and sexuality. “This cannot be our reality,” said the Code of Vets blue-check account Code of Vets.

The State Department touched off the pushback by tweeting Wednesday: “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles,” and linked to a July 1 post on the federal government’s Share America website.

” Many Americans include their pronouns in social media profiles, name tags, or email signatures. The post stated that they use them in meetings.

The website cited Shige Sakurai, University of Maryland acting director of the LGBTQ+ Equity Center and founder of International Pronouns Day.

“They view sharing pronouns in a way to get to know someone,” stated the State Department posting. “Knowing and using someone’s pronouns avoids accidentally assuming an incorrect gender based on a name or an appearance.”

This is what the people in charge of our nations foreign policy are working on today https://t.co/hJk2fpyzPj

Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 20, 2021

The department neglected to mention that the incorrect pronouns could also result in you being fired.

For example, former French teacher Peter Vlaming filed a lawsuit in 2018 against West Point Public Schools in Virginia accusing the district of dismissing him for refusing to refer to a female-born student as “he” and “him.”

“I’m trying to protect their freedoms as much as my freedoms — the freedom of conscience, the freedom of speech, the freedom to hold your own convictions,” Mr. Vlaming told the Daily Signal in a Sept. 29 interview.

The Share America post did not mention the debate. It stated that “American society accepts the trend .”

” Nearly one in five Americans knows someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns according to a Pew Research Center survey,” stated the post.

The Share America post noted the White House’s debut of a contact form this year with gender-neutral pronouns, and the nonbinary prefix “Mx .'”

“And the Department of State announced June 30 that U.S. passport forms will allow applicants to choose male or female gender, regardless of what their other documents indicate, and will eventually include an option for nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people,” said the website.

A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Rubio has previously sounded the alarm on an America distracted by infighting in the face of threats from a rising China, saying “we have placed ourselves on the road of decline.”

“While China is pursuing economic and technological dominance, we find ourselves here busy canceling people and demanding the use of the right pronouns to describe people, or claiming that requiring photo ID to vote is a return to the Jim Crow era,” Mr. Rubio said in a May speech on the Senate floor.

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