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By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, Jan. 17, 2020

Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis and president of the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM). Austin Ruse is the author of the upcoming Catholic Case for Trump (Regnery, 2020). You can follow him on Twitter @austinruse.

Austin RuseMark Joseph Stern, the resident LGBT scold at Slate magazine, is having a hissy fit over pronouns. Stern complains that a “transgender” pedophile in federal custody was not allowed to be called by his preferred pronouns.

The case revolves around a man named Norman Varner, who, in 2012, was found to have sexual images of children on his computer. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison and 15 years of supervised release. The sentence was exacerbated by his previous convictions at the state level for possessing child porn and failing to register as a sex offender. Varner is clearly a very sick and perverted man who needs to be jailed for a good long time.

In 2018, Varner wrote to the district court asking that the name on his judgment sending him to the hoosegow be changed to—get this—Katherine Nicolle Jett. One question that springs immediately to mind is why transgender people seem to feel compelled to take stripper names. Is there some rulebook that they must follow? But that’s neither here nor there. ….

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