According to new reports, Greg Scott, Media Director of conservative group Heritage Foundation, was recently denied access to his Twitter account on Thursday, a punitive move coming in response to his criticism of transgender men competing in women’s sports.
Scott, who discussed men competing in women’s powerlifting events, was locked out of his Twitter account for what was deemed “hateful conduct.”
“What they force you to do in order to be able to be back on the platform is they essentially, like a fundamentalist religious cult, force you to confess, repent,” said Scott in an interview.
The incident serves as yet another example of Twitter and other tech-giants’ censorship of conservatives, specifically for criticism towards the LGBTQ and transgender agenda.
From The Daily Caller:
Twitter locked Heritage Foundation Media Director Greg Scott out of his account Thursday over a tweet he wrote criticizing men who identify as women and compete in women’s sports.
Scott was notified Thursday that his tweet noting the biological differences between the sexes violated Twitter rules against “hateful conduct,” and his account had been suspended. The tweet that caused Scott’s suspension was in reference to a biological male athlete who was banned from competing in a women’s powerlifting competition.
“He is not ‘stuck on the sidelines,’” Scott wrote. “The whole ‘I was astonished’ act is tired and dishonest. If any competitive sport highlights the differences [between] men & women that EVERYONE KNOWS ARE REAL, it is powerlifting.”
He has filed an appeal, but is unable to access his account in the meantime, unless he deletes the tweet. Other users can still see his profile.
“What they force you to do in order to be able to be back on the platform is they essentially, like a fundamentalist religious cult, force you to confess, repent and promise to Jack that you will be a good Twittizen in the future,” Scott told The Caller.
JayCee Cooper — a transgender woman — is in a dispute with USA Powerlifting after the federation said he couldn’t compete with women because Cooper has an unfair advantage over them as a biological male. The federation president told NBC News that USA Powerlifting researched the differences between men and women’s bodies, and concluded men should not be allowed to compete with women.
“We’ve been referred to as bigoted and transphobic and a whole lot of less kind things, but it’s not an issue of that for us,” Larry Maile said. “It’s an issue that we have to consider dispassionately and make our best judgment collectively about what the impact on fair play is for us, and that’s the basis on which we’ve proceeded.”
The suspension came less than a week after Twitter apologized to Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Ray Blanchard, who researches gender identities and sexual orientation, for suspending his account over a tweet outlining his position on transgender people.