Four UCLA students had the audacity to argue that there are only two genders — male and female — and individuals should use the restrooms that correspond to their physical anatomy. After expressing their opinions publicly, these students were targeted, harassed online, and received death threats from “tolerant” liberals.
Campus Reform reported:
Haley Nieves, Julia Nista, Carlos Flores, and Victoria Metzel, all of whom are members of the College Republicans chapter at UCLA, attended an event last week featuring conservative columnist and activist Matt Walsh entitled “ An Encroachment on Liberty: How the Left Exploits Transgender Laws,” which was hosted by the University of California at Santa Barbara’s students affiliated with Young Americans for Liberty.
The event focused on the recent controversies surrounding transgender individuals and laws regarding bathrooms and other public facilities, and was billed as a discussion of different ideas and ideologies with students from both the Right and the Left.
These four students posed for a photo before the event:
After the photo was published to Facebook, Dunleavy posted screenshots of what was said online:
Since then the Twitter account associated with these tweets is no longer active. Below is additional reaction:
@julianista7 …you got a big storm coming
— Alex (@rainymondays) May 9, 2016
@julianista7 @CarlosFloresLN I thought there was an initiative to keep trash off the campus? Looks like they missed a couple pieces 💩
— 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙆𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙣 ⚡️ (@Patrickesque) May 9, 2016
According to Dunleavy, these four students were also compared to ISIS:
The students were also quickly condemned by Student Government leaders, including Heather Rosen, President of the UCLA Student Government, and Dahlia Salem, President of the California Community Colleges Senate, who even compared the UCLA conservatives to the terrorist group ISIS in a Facebook post.
It wasn’t long before the students began to experience death threats, according to Nieves.
“I received a phone call shortly afterwards from my boss, who informed me that someone called the place of business threatening them,” she told Campus Reform.
Another student, Julia Nista, said the reaction has been just as bad for her, with death threats and personal attacks coming from various social media outlets. All of the students who posed for the photo have been targeted online, and according to Julia Nista, she now feels isolated on her own campus.
According to UCLA Liberals, students expressing their opinions based on factual, biological evidence, are compared to Islamic militants. People who think there are only two genders should be murdered.
Welcome to Obama’s fundamentally-transformed America.
This is a revised version of an article written by Joe Newby, which was first published on ConservativeFiringLine.com.