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Herschel Walker's Anti-Trans Hate: A Roundup for Georgia Election Day

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It’s Election Day in Georgia for the runoff between U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat and strong LGBTQ+ ally, and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, who has run a campaign marked by anti-LGBTQ+ and specifically anti-transgender hate, along with general ignorance.

As the campaign winds up, here’s a look at some of Walker’s worst.He had been making anti-trans remarks as far back as the primary season in the spring, but in a campaign stop in September, he not only took a stand against trans athletes but suggested trans people won’t be admitted to heaven.

He appeared with Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer who has fought National Collegiate Athletic Association policies that allow trans athletes to compete according to their gender identity.

Walker upped the anti-trans rhetoric by saying, “Jesus may not recognize you because he made you a boy. He made you a girl.”“When I get to heaven, I want the Lord to recognize me,” he continued. “Because I can tell you right now, they’re telling the young kids in school, you can be a boy tomorrow even if you’re a girl.”Among many other anti-trans campaign speeches, Walker delivered one November 20, the day after the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs took the lives of five people, including two trans people.

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