LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Unprovoked attacks on trans people on subways are sadly, rather commonplace. I’ve already written about a handful in this very space, including one earlier this year. But this one stands out. One that I think requires some of the riders on that train to assume personal responsibility for what happened to trans woman Pearl Love last week as she rode the subway in New York City.
The attacker was a woman who was wearing a large cross necklace. One couldn’t miss it. It was swinging around in plain sight of everyone. Video footage easily picked it up.
The woman launched into an explicit barrage against the trans woman on the packed train, followed by physical attacks, and topped off with a chase around the train or two. Total time: 5 minutes. Total number of Christians that came to the aid of the trans woman: 0.
Some of the riders of that train likely were wearing cross necklaces too. What the heck? Did they hide it under their shirts as this was going on? Fair weather Christians, I wonder.
I’m tired of Christians behaving badly — in this case, both the attacker and those who enabled her. In this case, enablers diluted whatever was supposed to be good about Christianity.
If one of your fellow Christians is going down the wrong path, step up and prevent an innocent person from being harmed — this includes putting yourself in harms way — because it is the Christian thing to do. Right?
Another NYC beating and subway attack: https://lexiecannes.com/2016/04/18/trans-activist-who-was-previously-attacked-on-nyc-subway-attacked-for-a-second-time/
This attack, watch the video (Trigger warning): https://www.facebook.com/pearl.mclove/posts/1102377636471588?fref=nf&pnref=story
Or get the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332