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Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh believes the transgender bathroom controversy is part of a bigger culture war.
Limbaugh weighed in on his show Thursday on the debate over several “bathroom bills” in states that have been criticized for being discriminatory.
“The whole point of the us-versus-them battle has been to obliterate the whole notion of morality,” he said. “Just wipe it out, on the belief that nobody has the right to define it. Nobody can write laws that are based on morality and have them apply to everybody, because your morality may differ from mine, and there isn’t any universal morality; there isn’t any universal right and wrong.”
Limbaugh noted the left’s us-versus-them mentality is what drives the culture war against the “oppressive majority.”
“I don’t think the culture war has been about right versus wrong for a long time,” he said. “And people haven’t figured that out. They continue to fight it on a moral or a morality battlefield, but that’s not it at all. In fact, obliterating morality has been what the culture war is all about, not asserting it and not having it triumph.”
A recent CBS News poll shows that most Americans are not on board with the idea of gender-neutral bathrooms. The poll showed that 59 percent of Americans believe transgender students should use bathrooms in school that correspond with their birth gender, while 26 percent feel the students should use whichever bathroom they prefer.
“So something as simple as morality and right and wrong has now become politicized, and therefore illegitimate, ’cause you don’t have the right to tell somebody what’s right and wrong,” Limbaugh said, noting how traditional Americans are being denounced as the “oppressive, old fogy, fuddy-duddy problem.”
“You think you’re just standing up for what’s right and justice and wholesome and good, and their whole objective has been just to erase all of that.”
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