‘There Are Few Superstitious Beliefs as Absurd’: Conservative Christian Prof’s Pointed Words on Transgenderism — and Where He Teaches May Surprise You

The New York Times has called Robert P. George “this country’s most influential conservative Christian thinker.”

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Robert P. George (Image via Twitter/@McCormickProf)

Those who insist liberals have cornered the market on intellect and moral authority likely haven’t sat down to debate Princeton University’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, who holds degrees in law and theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.

George also is author of eight books, including “Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality” and “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” which he coauthored. He also sports a vast, enviable list of awards and appointments, among them seats on the President’s Council on Bioethics and UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology.

So wherever you fall on the sociopolitical spectrum, it’s probably wise to at least lend an ear to George’s words when he has something to say — which he did Sunday night.

Taking to Twitter, George weighed in on the transgender controversy heating up all over America:

“There are few superstitious beliefs as absurd as the idea that a woman can be trapped in a man’s body & vv,” he wrote. “But in the Age of Feeling …”

He also had something to say about the latest salvo from the Obama administration, which calls on all U.S. public schools to let students use whatever bathrooms correspond to their gender identities:

“With Obama’s bathroom edict, the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of children is in graver peril than ever,” he wrote. “Vouchers!”

Most responses to George’s tweets were supportive, even noting his bravery for speaking out on the topic from a conservative point of view when surrounded by liberals wielding considerable power.

But a smattering of Twitter users lashed out at George’s views:

(H/T: Young Conservatives)