How long have you been trans?
I have been transgender my entire life. One can say, “I was born this way”. I did not realize that I was trans, specifically, until a later age.
When did you first ‘know’ you were trans?
I didn’t know I was trans until I was 21. I knew that I was different than other folks around me but didn’t know what it was until I encountered a trans person for the first time.
Have you had ‘the surgery’?
Asking about medical procedures is both rude and unusual. Would you ask your friend about their genitals?
Are you gay?
I am Grey Ace, but usually drawn to feminine humans. Grey Ace folks experience sexual attraction or desire sex only rarely or under certain conditions. This has NOTHING to do with the fact that I am transgender.
I am not okay with tyranny. I am not okay with the “status quo”. I will speak up for myself and others. I will never stop questioning those who would hold authority over me. Satan embodies all these qualities, in literature. Why Satan? Because nothing else fits me so perfectly.
The Satanic Temple has an incredible community of people and a doctrine that aligns with my core beliefs, precisely. TST’s Seven Fundamental Tenets resounded with me the first time I heard them and the community continually reminds me, in action, that I am in the right place.
What is your role with TST?
I hold no official leadership role within TST. I am a member.
What is BaphoNet?
BaphoNet is a social media network that serves the members, friends and supporters of The Satanic Temple. BaphoNet is not officially affiliated with TST, but it is operated by several TST members, including myself. BaphoNet offers a: web server, Discord server, KAST [movie night], book club, merchandise and a large community of like-minded Satanists. Find all the links here: Https://BaphoNetAntisocialNetwork.com
I served in the United States Army. I was in 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Did you deploy?
I did. I deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Africa.
Have you killed anyone?
Yes. Even though I was in the military and under orders, I regret taking human lives to this day.
What was life like in the military in combat/out of combat?
It was sometimes very fun and informative and at other times, sad, hard and devastating. Out of combat was spent mostly training for combat. Combat was short and intense and many times, brutal.
What is your stance on:
I do not have a reproductive system. That said, I think those people that do should have full say over anything that happens to their body. That includes ridding themselves of an unwanted fetus. I am Pro-Choice.
I do not think a governing body should ever have the right to kill its own people. I am not a strong supporter of nation states to begin with but ones that kill their own have earned my contempt.
Every citizen should have the right to protect themselves. If the government and police force have arms, the people must also have arms to defend themselves – in case of authoritarianism. I am a supporter of the right to bear arms. (Any arms that the Police can use, we can use. Including S.W.A.T.)
Open the borders. Nations are such a waste of time and block human progress. At minimum, let’s do something about the fucking cages.
I follow the recommendations of the CDC and the World Health Organization. I have had Covid-19 and barely survived it. Wear your mask and keep away from others until there is a viable vaccine. Listen to the science!
Arrest him. Try him. Convict him. Sentence him to life. [after he is voted out]
I am not a member of any political party. I am best described as a leftist.
There is NO way at this point, that any cop on the payroll is “good”. ACAB.
Civil disobedience and protest are valid forms of social dissent when a governing body is stepping over the line. Things should remain peaceful, within reason.
I love having such an honest and open relationship with my wife and girlfriend. We keep things honest and informed at all times. If you think it is something you want to try, there are a lot of resources out there to learn from!
Marriage is up to the people choosing to do it. I do NOT think it should be a legal necessity for tax purposes or any or legal reason.
I feel like public education is woefully underfunded. Cut our defense budget in half and dump it all into our schools. America can rise through science and reason via GOOD education.
Voting in 2020?
I am very reluctantly voting for Joe Biden. He has the best chance of legally beating Trump.
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