The Left has nothing on Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The woman is brilliant and more than qualified to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Personally, she’s a dedicated and loving mother of seven children, two of whom are adopted, and a woman of faith. That’s why we’re seeing Democrats grasping at straws to bring her down. One example from Tuesday’s questioning was the judge’s use of the term “sexual preference.”
In less than 24 hours, “sexual preference” suddenly became an offensive term to gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.
The use of it first came up when Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked if the Constitution gives gay people the right to marry. Barrett responded in part by saying that she has “never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference."
Sen. Mazie Hirono brought her comments up hours later and scolded her for using such an “offensive and outdated” term.
"It's used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not. Sexual orientation is a key part of a person's identity," Hirono said. "That sexual orientation is both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable was a key part of the majority's opinion in Obergefell."
And like that, the progressive spin machine went into overtime.
The manipulation and redefinition of language happens at breakneck speed. They literally turned the word "preference" into an unspeakable slur in the span of 18 hours.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 14, 2020
As recently as last month, Webster’s Dictionary included a definition of “preference” as “orientation” or “sexual preference.” TODAY they changed it and added the word “offensive."— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 14, 2020
Insane - I just checked through Wayback Machine and it’s real.
(via @ThorSvensonn & @chadfelixg) pic.twitter.com/oOq1SNtCP2
Who has the cultural power to determine that "sexual preference" is now a slur? And who gave it to them?— Damon Linker (@DamonLinker) October 14, 2020
Remember way back in today when ‘sexual preference’ became an offensive term and the left started rewriting dictionaries and disappearing the term from their own histories?— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) October 14, 2020
Yeah, nothing Stalinesque about any of that...
Worse still was how hypocritical the outrage was, especially by those who used the term themselves recently.
The Left said Amy Coney Barrett was bigoted because she used the term "sexual preference."— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 13, 2020
Here's Joe Biden using the same term in May. pic.twitter.com/u7k4MqHCSU
Slate has also decided that the term "sexual preference" is offensive. Yet a simple Google search shows that the term has been used by Slate many times over the years. And JUST THIS YEAR they published something claiming that sexual preference can "evolve" over time pic.twitter.com/VBytVg3Mr0— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 14, 2020
In case anyone believes any of the outrage today was in good faith. pic.twitter.com/Y8t2snavzZ— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) October 14, 2020
This is bullshit cooked up 24 seconds ago in order to target Barrett. Biden has used this term. "The Advocate" has used this term. No one is truly offended by the term "sexual preference." https://t.co/TO3dv1kv7I— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 14, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who Mazie Hirono called "our champion" on Monday, used the term "sexual preference" in 2017. Hirono jumped on Amy Coney Barrett for saying it Tuesday, calling it "offensive and outdated." pic.twitter.com/8bHIQTSVFk https://t.co/JlcRA35g59— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) October 14, 2020
Barrett later said her use of the term was not meant to "cause any offense."
"I certainly didn't mean and would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense in the LGBTQ community," she said.