Fresh off a suspension for sharing an Islamophobic meme, ESPN baseball analyst and former star pitcher Curt Schilling on Monday shared memes disparaging transgender people on his Facebook page.
Both posts dismiss the idea that transgendered individuals should be allowed to use restrooms that align with their gender identity. The first image, captured by the New York Daily News, has since been taken down. The second, featuring a quote from conservative actor James Woods, remains on the former Boston Red Sox pitcher’s public page.
Before the first post was removed, Schilling expanded on his point of view in a caption also captured by the Daily News:
Schilling’s comments come as a wave of legislation targeting LGBT individuals hit statehouses across the country. Bills restricting transgender people’s bathroom use have recently been passed in North Carolina and introduced in South Carolina. A similar bill in Tennessee failed this week after its sponsor pulled it amid intense pressure.
Schilling was suspended last August for the rest of the 2015 baseball season after retweeting a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis.
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