Lauren McGaughy of The Dallas Morning News did a disgusting hit job on a top Texas lawyer and former judge. As a mother of 3 girls, I’m offended by “journalists” like Lauren McGaughy, who wrote about a lawyer who was fired from his law firm for posting an article written by a rape survivor about her views on the now hijacked feminazi #metoo movement. It’s sad to see the left grabbing onto the serious issue of sexual assault and doing the exact same thing they did to racism, using it as a political football, and trying to make it a Republican or conservative thing. If everyone’s a racist, then no one is a racist.
Lauren McGaughy, a reporter for Dallas Morning News didn’t stop at exposing the firing of a top Texas lawyer over an article he shared on his personal Facebook page about the #MeToo movement (that was written by a rape survivor), she went after him with a bizarre vengeance, as though she had been personally harmed by his words. McGaughy didn’t stop after pointing out that his law firm fired Andrew D. Leonie in a shameful case of censorship, she went on to tie him to “conservatives” and prove that he’s actually (gasp) supported Republican candidates in the past. McGaughy took it a step further, and provided evidence that this horrible human being was also involved in litigating a case against…are you ready?…Muslim students praying in public schools!
McGaughy wrote: Leonie was behind an AG’s office letter that blasted a Frisco-area high school for allowing Muslim students to use an empty classroom to pray. The letter, which alleged the school might be infringing on the constitutional rights of its non-Muslim students, was called a “political stunt” by district staff who said the room was open to all students.
From the Dallas Morning News article:
A top lawyer in the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday after reports he wrote a Facebook post that called women’s sexual misconduct allegations “pathetic.”
The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday morning Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie posted on Facebook this week: “Aren’t you also tired of all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims? If every woman is a ‘victim’, so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore.”
The post went up at 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon, Leonie had resigned. In a press release, Paxton’s office said Leonie’s exit was effective immediately.
“The views he expressed on social media do not reflect our values,” Paxton’s Director of Communications Marc Rylander wrote. “The OAG is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.”
Leonie’s post was removed late Thursday afternoon. His bio was changed from “Associate Deputy Attorney General” to “Retired.”
The Dallas Morning News was fortunately, able to get a screen shot of the offensive post for everyone to see:
His Facebook post linked to an article from the conservative website The Federalist titled, “Can we be honest about women?” The teaser to the article, which was written by a woman, states: “Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty.”
He previously worked for Paxton’s predecessor, Gov. Greg Abbott, as a regional chief for consumer protection and special litigator, according to Leonie’s LinkedIn. His salary was listed as $150,984 in April on the Texas Tribune’s salary explorer.
Leonie’s post comes as some conservatives question the increasing number of sexual harassment and assault claims against the nation’s most powerful men in media, politics and business. While the stories have led to a number of high-profile resignations and apologies in the private sector, change is slower in the political realm, where it’s usually up to voters to oust elected officials accused of sexual misconduct.
In Texas, for example, Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thursday decided not to run for reelection after allegations he made lewd comments and unleashed profanity-laced tirades on staffers. The decision was made after Farenthold declined to resign for weeks after news broke he once used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settlement a harassment claim. Accusations against state lawmakers — as well as concerns over the ability of elected officials to harass with impunity — have also led to new training requirements in the Legislature.
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The Federalist-reported that Leonie’s Facebook post linked to an article entitled “Can We Be Honest About Women?” authored by McAllister, who is a survivor of sexual assault.
“Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty,” McAllister writes. “Why? Because it is part of their nature.”
“As a society, we need to encourage both sexes to become comfortable with who they are naturally and all the messy, uncomfortable, stumbling, tantalizing, and glorious twists and turns that come with it,” she continues. “Men and women need to show each other grace and respect as they engage as sexual beings in whatever sphere they interact.”
The article explicitly condemns sexual assault but argues that what some call sexual assault doesn’t deserve that label and expanding its definition into innocent behavior hurts both men and women. In the past, McAllister has written about how our society has emboldened men in positions of power to think they can get away with sexually harassing or assaulting women.
In a post entitled “It’s Not Up To Women To End Sexual Harassment,” she explains why men need to step up their efforts to protect women from such evils. She has also criticized aspects of the #MeToo movement, writing recently that it is destroying trust between men and women because the social media movement denies human nature.
The sexual tension between men and women will always exist, and if women assume a man’s sexuality is a threat instead of a powerful complement to their own sexuality, they will always be on guard. In this environment of suspicion, there can be no privacy between a man and a woman. If there is any kind of interaction or discourse, even if it’s not sexual, the man can’t trust that the woman won’t use it against him—so communication is silenced. Fear is generated on both sides, and fear is the death of trust. It is also the death of love.
Throughout McAllister’s critiques of the #MeToo movement and discussions of sexual topics, she has repeatedly stated that women ought to be respected and that sexual assault and sexual harassment are wrong — a fact left out of the numerous media accounts of Leonie’s resignation and her article.