To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Mexico: Former Congressman Details 'Brainwashing,' Public Humiliation as Court Fines Him over Trans Comments: 'A Man Can Never Be a Woman'

Billy Hallowell : Sep 19, 2023  Faithwire.com

"They are depriving people the ability to participate in what is the most relevant and central debates of our times, which is really a question of what is truth—what is a woman?" -Rodrigo Iván Cortés

[Faithwire.com] A former Mexican congressman who was fined, forced to apologize, and punished by a court of law for calling a trans-identifying politician a "man who self-describes as a woman" is refusing to back down. (Screengrab image)

Rodrigo Iván Cortés lost his appeal last month before the Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power, with the court upholding a lower bench ruling.

Cortés, reportedly fined 19,244 Mexican pesos, forced to apologize on social media, and sent to re-education classes, is planning to take his case to an international court to defend his rights.

"The self-evident truth is that a man can never be a woman," he said, calling his punishment "deeply unjust." "I'm going to make this a public point ... and follow the international path in this issue."

Cortés was accused of gender-based political violence for his comments on social media. He said the entire ordeal was sparked after he criticized a bill by a transgender legislator he said was aimed at "punishing people of faith and ministers" even "if they quote the Bible."

"I express[ed] my rejection to that bill, because it was going to be an attempt against the religious freedom," Cortés said. "I explained that this is a very important issue."

Click Here and scroll down to watch the former Mexican congressman tell his story

Cortés took to social media to call the transgender legislator a man who self-describes as a woman—and that's when he found himself at the center of a legal quagmire, with the offended legislator and others reportedly using the legal system against Cortés.

"After that message that was transmitted by Twitter and Facebook was the elements of these suing and demanding," he said. "And it was something shocking, because the freedom of expression, the democratic debate was crushed by this suing and this demand."

Tomás Henríquez, director of advocacy for Latin America and the Caribbean with ADF International, a conservative legal firm, told CBN's Faithwire there is a "global trend" surrounding the violation of freedom of expression and related restrictions.

According to Henríquez, these crackdowns go "well beyond what is allowed by international human rights law" and stifle public debate.

"My reaction was that I was not entirely surprised, although there are certain specific features of this case that are still very surprising and I would say shocking," he said, charging people are using the Mexican legal system to silence political opponents.

The problem, Henríquez argued, goes quite deep, and has become embedded in the law.

"The mere fact that you would question today in Mexico that a male who identifies as a woman is not truly a woman has become unlawful and this has been the decision that has been upheld by the courts over time," he said. "They are depriving people the ability to participate in what is the most relevant and central debates of our times, which is really a question of what is truth—what is a woman?"

Cortés' case also comes with some bizarre punishments, including what he called "public humiliation" and brainwashing... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Continue reading, and watch the video report Here.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

American Evangelicals among 'the Last Ones Standing with Israel'

IDF Poised at Gaza Border, Braced for Iran Attack as US Warns Americans to Stay Near Israeli Cities

Exposing Corruption at FBI: Whistleblowers Share Their Stories

Senate Passes Resolution Nullifying Biden's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

Youngkin Vetoes 'Disastrous' Bill Expanding Ranked-Choice Voting In Virginia

President Trump Drops Bombshell Letter from Stormy Daniels…'I Am Denying This Affair Because It Never Happened'

'Absolutely Disastrous' for Biden: Voter Panel On 'Morning Joe' Skewers Bidenomics, Says They Long for Trump's Economy

Wall Street Journal Poll: Trump Has Nearly Doubled Support Among Black Men and Women Since 2020

Blue City Plans to Defund Its Police Force to Pay for Illegal Immigrants

Iowa Joins Texas: New Law Allows State to Deport Illegals

World War II Hero Who Left Hollywood to Fight for America: Incredible New Look at 'It's a Wonderful Life' Star Jimmy Stewart's Story

Brazil Supreme Court Justice Launches Investigation into Elon Musk When He Refuses to Back Down from Free Speech

Canadian Intelligence Commission Finds China Interfered in Last Two Elections

Say Their Names! ABC/CBS/NBC Ignore Victims Killed By Illegals

[Video]: Chuck Schumer Violating Senate Rules by Not Holding Impeachment Trial of DHS Sec. Mayorkas; He Knows It Will Expose the Crimes

Washington School Principal Says No to Interfaith Student-led Prayer Club, But Allowed a 'Pride' Club a Week Earlier

Idaho Governor Signs Laws Defining Sex as Male or Female, Banning 'Gender Language' and 'Preferred Pronouns' in Government, and Schools

Christian and Legendary Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Officially Endorses Donald Trump for President

Upcoming Hearing: CA Bill to Protect Minors from Online Pornography via Age Verification

Vatican Denounces 'Gender Ideologies' and Bans Gender Surgeries as 'Grave Violations of Human Dignity'



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com