Most know anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson as the 2020 Republican National Convention speaker who bizarrely declared at the lectern that abortion has a smell.
Johnson's activism relies on questionable or outright false claims designed to disgust her audiences and further demonize those who exercise their right to an abortion for whatever reason they see fit.
But Johnson's eager embrace of dogma at the sacrifice of science and accuracy doesn't just extend to fetuses, but to humanity as a whole.
Johnson made that perfectly clear in a recent Twitter interaction with Catholics for Choice communications director Charlotte Clymer, who happens to be a transgender woman.
It all started when Johnson scoffed at those who refer to God with feminine pronouns, decrying them as "evil."
If a priest or pastor refers to God as “Herself” or “She,” do yourself a favor and flee from that evil. (And make s… https://t.co/ZAZQUpZBLk— Abby Johnson (@Abby Johnson)1614607547.0
Clymer challenged Johnson's claim by asking how the activist knew God was only male.
@AbbyJohnson Abby, honest question: how do you know God is only male?— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1614618191.0
Johnson responded to her with quotes from the Bible using masculine pronouns for the deity.
@cmclymer “Father, Son, Holy Spirit.” “Our Father...”— Abby Johnson (@Abby Johnson)1614618556.0
Clymer used this as an opportunity to point out the priority Johnson was placing on respecting God's supposed gender—a respect that Johnson doesn't extend to trans and nonbinary people like Clymer.
@AbbyJohnson So, let me get this right: you're saying that because God presents and identifies as male, we should r… https://t.co/leX9WSc7Uh— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1614618675.0
Johnson made that disrespect clear yet again in her response.
@cmclymer I mean, you have difficulty understanding sex and gender, so I’m not surprised this is also difficult for you.— Abby Johnson (@Abby Johnson)1614619298.0
@AbbyJohnson No no no, I'm trying to be consistent with what YOU say about this. You're saying that if God presents… https://t.co/vpPdwAK5wi— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1614619683.0
Then Johnson made a questionable claim.
@cmclymer God IS science.— Abby Johnson (@Abby Johnson)1614619722.0
And Clymer once again rebutted.
@AbbyJohnson Abby, this doesn't make sense. I agree with you that God is science, but that doesn't illustrate a dis… https://t.co/Dbh0KreC0i— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1614619915.0
Johnson's claims didn't stand to scrutiny.
Counterpoint: science is god. https://t.co/9YkVRokZdz— 🌻 Natasha Cal 🌻 (@🌻 Natasha Cal 🌻)1614620572.0
@AbbyJohnson @cmclymer Yes, I see lots of doctors turn to the Bible when they learn how to perform surgeries. FFS, Abby.— Indianapolis Andy (@Indianapolis Andy)1614619816.0
@AbbyJohnson @cmclymer Hard disagree. Science is an analytical process. It may exist *of* God if you so wish, but G… https://t.co/wwNoQNi3cy— Winter Deidre ❄ (@Winter Deidre ❄)1614621555.0
@AbbyJohnson @cmclymer Then you should be able to prove it. There are 3,000 religions but I'm just supposed to take… https://t.co/XaxoUtBb2U— True Blue (@True Blue)1614621351.0
@AbbyJohnson @cmclymer If you really believe that, listen to the damn scientists whom God gave the intelligence to… https://t.co/xAhLZ82zYI— LizzyBJammin 🇺🇸 😷 (@LizzyBJammin 🇺🇸 😷)1614627950.0
As for Johnson's claims about God's pronouns...
Let’s begin #WomensHistoryMonth by remembering that so many women have internalized misogyny so that they actively… https://t.co/1Hqapmc4Zl— Anabetta Schwartz 💛 🐝 (@Anabetta Schwartz 💛 🐝)1614632088.0
Once again the Christians on here prove my Atheist ass is more Christian than all of them combined. Where in the bi… https://t.co/a9q7BdL4MR— BUTTER GOLEM 💅🏾🎃 (@BUTTER GOLEM 💅🏾🎃)1614625653.0
God is fully Spirit, male & female in perfect unity. All persons are made in God’s image, meaning God is fully male… https://t.co/NEMYrqCnk6— Zachary Maher (@Zachary Maher)1614625236.0
Johnson has yet to respond.