Singer/songwriter Dee Snider may hate Trump supporters, but thankfully, he doesn’t hate biology.
As previously reported, the Twisted Sister lead singer went viral earlier this week when he posted a tweet pushing back on the transgender orthodoxy that’s accepted as truth over on the far left.
We’re not gonna’ take it, anymore! Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider applauds KISS rocker for stand against ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors https://t.co/VvhqnZjRaK via @americanwire_
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 2, 2023
But predictably, Snider’s willingness to think for himself prompted a massive backlash from the far left — so much so that the group behind San Francisco’s upcoming Pride parade decided to drop him from their lineup.
The group announced the drop in a Facebook post published Wednesday.
“San Francisco Pride was on the cusp of announcing Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re not gonna take it’ as the unofficial rallying cry of this year’s SF Pride Parade & Celebration, with the band’s frontman Dee Snider performing the song on our center stage. Dee has always been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights,” they wrote.
“However, when we were notified about the tweet in which Dee expressed support for Kiss’s Paul Stanley’s transphobic statement, we were heartbroken and angry. The message perpetuated by that tweet casts doubt on young trans people’s ability to self-identify their gender,” they added.
They further noted that, based on this, they’d “mutually agreed to part ways” with Snider.
San Francisco Pride was on the cusp of announcing Twisted Sister’s “We’re not gonna take it” as the unofficial rallying…
Posted by San Francisco Pride on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
In response, Snider didn’t bend the knee like most do when confronted by the “woke” mob. He doubled down, albeit in a respectful way. Specifically, he took to Facebook to stress that the LGBT movement needs to stop being so insulated that it can’t accept even the slightest criticism.
He started the post by recounting what got him in trouble in the first place.
“I’ve recently stated I do not believe young children are ready to decide their gender allocation. I believe their choices should be supported and accepted by their parents, but I do not think kids have the mental capabilities to make rational, logical decisions on things of a magnitude that will affect them for the rest of their lives. I do not believe they are mentally developed enough,” he wrote.
He then got to his core point.
“I am a proud moderate. I drive a Tesla and a Hummer. I have too many guns but strongly support intelligent gun control. I have four children yet fight for a woman’s right to choose. I am a motorcycle riding environmentalist. I am a heterosexual who proudly supports LBGTQIA+ rights,” he wrote.
“To me (and I believe to many of you) none of these things are mutually exclusive. The Transgender community needs moderates who support their choices, even if we don’t agree with every one of their edicts,” he added.
“For some Transgender people (not all) to accuse supporters, like me, of transphobia is not a good look for their cause. Don’t reject people who are willing to march, sing and stand with you just because we don’t perfectly see eye-to-eye. We are still your allies,” Snider concluded.
View the post below:
So, I hear I’m transphobic. Really?
Posted by Dee Snider on Friday, May 5, 2023
The unexpected post triggered an outpouring of appreciation and support from others who share his views on modern transgender orthodoxy.
I think this is a good statement and reflects my views as well. Thank you.
— @realWeDumpedTrump (@nomorecrappola) May 6, 2023
Thank you for showing strength in the face of the angry mob.
— TRANSHAUSEN (@transhausen) May 6, 2023
I’m on the left, and I’m with you, Sir. Safe, sane, and consensual. Kids have no part in any of it. Well done to you for saying no. <3
— No, thank you. (@SHollister4) May 6, 2023
As a moderate trans person myself I would like to thank you for reminding us that we don’t always need to see eye-to-eye to be allies and care for others in their battles for human and civil rights.
— Alexandra Lady XY (@XYfemenino) May 6, 2023
Thank you Dee for continuing to be willing to take a stand when others won’t I remember what you and John Denver did for us in front of Congress years ago. It’s not about tramsphobia it’s about not wanting children hurt
— Arctic1975 (@wleeflood) May 6, 2023
Snider’s response to being confronted by the “woke” mob differs like light and day from the response of KISS frontman Paul Stanley. As previously reported, Stanley started the drama by posting a tweet questioning the legitimacy of letting children pursue sex-change operations.
It was in response to this that Snider posted a tweet agreeing with him:
You know what? There was a time where I “felt pretty” too. Glad my parents didn’t jump to any rash conclusions! Well said, @PaulStanleyLive https://t.co/G80uNyzD7M
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) May 1, 2023
Unlike Snider, Stanley has since completely bent the knee.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 4, 2023
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