NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - CNN commentator Chris Cuomo, a self-professed Catholic, is accusing 12-year-old girls of "intolerance" because they don't want men changing clothes with them in the same bathrooms.
He tweeted more than 90 times on February 23 in reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the Obama administration's transgender bathroom mandate the day before.
A man tweeted to Cuomo:
i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance. https://t.co/DbxAkrrH7n— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 23, 2017
At this point a Twitter war broke out, with many responding:
Exposure to a penis in a women's locker room used to be called indecent exposure. Apparently now it's just tolerance. https://t.co/zjTb8k8cjP— David French (@DavidAFrench) February 23, 2017
Media commentator Mark Dice weighed in, calling Cuomo a "pervert apologist."
CORRECTION @ChrisCuomo said 12-YEAR-OLD girls are "THE PROBLEM" for not wanting people with penises in girls locker rooms. YOU SICK MAN!!!— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 23, 2017
Cuomo, however, didn't seem to understand why people are reacting the way they are.
my point was dead clear. This isn't about a scared girl. It is about an overprotective parent who is afraid without basis. Don't twist it https://t.co/FTdyUDknRB— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 23, 2017
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris' brother, issued a statement the same day, directing that gender identity is still protected under state law:
The recent change in federal policy does not alter the protections we afford to transgender students. There can be no confusion in this State. New York State schools must continue to enforce the law and protect transgender and gender non-conforming students. Specifically, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which is a State statute, expressly requires schools to protect students from discrimination, harassment or bullying based upon gender, which includes a student's actual or perceived gender, their gender identity or expression.
Both Chris and Andrew are sons of the late Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York, who famously espoused the "personally opposed, but" argument in favor of voting for pro-abortion legislation.