The Babylon Bee has selected Rachel Levine as its first annual Man of the Year.
Levine is the U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he serves proudly as the first man in that position to dress like a western cultural stereotype of a woman. He is also an admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. What a boss!
Rachel's original name is Richard Levine, but he changed it to Rachel for some strange reason a few years ago. Who cares? Who says a dude as accomplished as this can't be named "Rachel?" This king doesn't care what people think about him! He often wears a dress, which some people think is weird—but he doesn't care one bit. Come on! Men in India wear dress-type garments, don't they?
Rachel's message is to "be true to yourself," and we couldn't agree more. This man is breaking barriers and showing us all the true meaning of courage.
We applaud this precious and perfectly made child of God for all his accomplishments and hope he stays true to who God made him to be.
UPDATE: Since announcing this award, we've been told that Levine actually identifies as a woman. We have still chosen to give the award as his self-identification has no bearing on the truth. Congratulations, Rachel Levine!
Twitter locks out Babylon Bee after “Man of the Year” article
The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical website, had its Twitter account temporarily suspended for “hateful content” after posting an article about Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who is biologically male but identifies as a transgender woman. The satirical publication called Levine its “Man of the Year.”
The publication’s CEO Seth Dillon announced the suspension on Sunday through his personal account. A screenshot of the notification Babylon Bee received from Twitter showed that the account was suspended for violating Twitter’s policy against “hateful conduct.”
The policy states that a user “may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
The account was suspended for 12 hours, but the timer will only start after Babylon Bee removes the tweet.
By Cindy Harper