Curt Schilling ‘not transphobic’: I just ‘don’t think men should pee in women’s bathrooms’

by Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times  |  published on April 24, 2016

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling insisted Friday that he’s “not transphobic” after he was fired by ESPN this week for comments he made online supporting bathroom bills.

Mr. Schilling reposted an Internet meme showing a picture of a man in a wig and women’s clothing that had the words “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”

In his own words, Mr. Schilling added, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves” and “Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”

ESPN called the comments “unacceptable” in announcing Mr. Schilling’s firing Wednesday.

Mr. Schilling defended himself Friday morning on SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Daily.”

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Not few others but human kind. No longer we live in caves!

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Thank you for your input. Good ideas always come with a cost. Imagine no public bathrooms at all. Was a good idea that cost millions to businesses and still some businesses refuse to provide bathrooms to their customers, like banks. With our current culture where all sexual orientations need to be accommodated, we need cubicles in bathrooms and locket rooms regardless of cost. Just like access to the disable, we must provide access to all at public facilities..

  • Harvey Thomas Creech

    Curt’s words and views are ‘unacceptable’ to ESPN because the cultural elites at companies like ESPN(and unfortunately there are more of them than ever)can’t take differing opinions from their employees. Everyone has to agree with their mantra and their radical view about society or the ‘offender’ is out of there. Free speech is a thing of the past – any Christian and/or conservative view point has to be silenced. This is fascism. Another sports network, FOX SW, recently fired Craig(sorry can’t think of his last name), a popular and competent football broadcaster one day after his 1st broadcast, for his view on traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, and this was expressed when Craig was running for the nomination for U.S. Senate – before he was even hired! In other words he was hired at FOX with great fanfare, allowed to broadcast a football game, and then fired for his views long before he even applied for the job, was interviewed and vetted, and hired. I am fearful for our country with the fascists in charge of major companies, government, the media, etc.

  • Wildeagleone

    The exects at ESPN had better hope nothing serious happens to any female in their families because some son of a bitche pervert got to them in the ladies restroom and especially their young grandaughters

  • Luke

    ESPN is as bad as you can get, of course it starts with the parent company and trickles down. they did the same thing with Rush Limbaugh when he said the NFL wants a black quarterback to succeed… they fired him… this is the reason I don’t watch anything on ESPN or any of its affiliates.

  • Maggie

    There are still some people out there with common sense. Thank the Lord!!!

  • Obama

    I love to pee outside, but I take a s h i t inside.

  • Dave

    I truly believe these companies and sports associations have opened a large can of worms! There are millions and millions of people in this nation that are not going to support this insane bathroom issue.

    One thing I don’t truly know, is how long it will take for Target and ebay to put out of business signs on their doors?

  • CharlieSeattle

    Sick Sodomites belong in a mental institution, not a girls bathroom.

  • ClarenceDeBarrows

    Way to go, Mr. Schilling! Any American Citizen with an ounce of sense knows that men, regardless of how they disrespect themselves, belong in the men’s room!

  • knowsit

    What I do not understand is why all ‘right-minded’ viewers do not put ESPN on their No-Watch list.
    That will convert them in a hurry
    There got to be more than 50% of the people who do not go along with this crap, especially those parents of little girls. Do NOT believe all Democrats got along with this crap, let alone any Republicans, unless they are “cross-dressing Democrats

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      If there any Democrat politicians who agree with the majority of Americans about men using women’s restrooms, why don’t they come out and express their opposition. Maybe they’re scared to break away from their party and be ostracized.

  • Webb

    I just ‘don’t think men should pee in women’s bathrooms’…

  • Edwin Kaplan

    ESPN should have asked ISIS how they felt about it.

  • Howie Subnick


    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Such sweet, gentle, civil language, Howie. You should really be proud of yourself. And besides what can our politicians really do about drunk drivers killing people, GI’s being killed by terrorists overseas, and cops getting killed by criminal lowlifes? Maybe harsher sentences for drunk drivers and copkillers. However, those things are in the hands of the judges. We need tougher judges but voters don’t always get proper info about the judges past sentencing histories.

    • David in MA

      Howie forgot to take his med’s again.

  • Rose Boltz

    I agree, men should not be in a woman’s rest room, if they think it’s ok, be advised something serious is wrong with you. Your head is off kilt.

    • gavinwca

      Transgender is a mental disorder.

  • Rodney Steward

    So now ESPN is PC and kissing the butt of Obama! I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK! Time to get an ESPN sucks shirt made up !!

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Schilling has it wrong. Men would not have to pee in women bathroom if all public bathrooms are redesigned for one person use in their entirety or by cubicles. We all can share lavatories and common spaces; and urinals for men or those with penis, regardless of sexual orientation, can be placed in every cubicle or one person bathroom beside toilets. As a society we are making an issue out of nothing. No one is obliged to use public bathrooms. I am sure that Hillary with her hot peppers affection, as Bernie, Trump, Cruz or Kasich are not going to have problems with my very progressive idea.

    • 1947goldenjet

      It not not just the issue of bathroom issues. In some locales men are allowed into women’s locker rooms and showers with age of either not an issue. I’m sure that you agree that sheds a different light on the subject.

      • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

        Apparently you agreed with my idea on bathrooms. Now my idea on showers and lockers area, not addressed before. We have a changing culture and facilities (buildings) infrastructure has to change to accommodate culture. The concept is the same: cubicles for showers and dressing, just like at stores when you go to try clothes to buy. You go into a cubicle regardless who is in the one next to yours. Locker are to storage your property safely, not to undress. This has nothing to do with Hillary’s affection for hot peppers, but I am sure that Ms. Feminist will agree with me.

        • 1947goldenjet

          People generally do not shower with their clothes on, that is where most people put their clothes. If you are suggesting that building codes be changed so that cubicle style bathrooms and showers be required for all new structures, I am not in disagreement. I think that you would get enormous push back if you suggested that all current structures be retrofitted to accomplish that. By the way, here in New England, most major retailers have separate dressing rooms for men and women based on their anatomy.

        • David in MA

          “We have a changing culture”
          So did ancient Rome and a few others.

      • Harvey Thomas Creech

        Tell me where these locales are? Did the voters in these locales get to vote on these ideas or were they forced on them. Maybe these locales are on the West(Left)Coast, like San Francisco, LA, Portland, and Seattle. Just because some cities allow for this doesn’t make it right or acceptable for the mainstream. So I don’t agree with your shedding a different light on the subject excuses perversion.

        • 1947goldenjet

          It appears that you misunderstood the intent of my comment. I believe that there was in fact no ballot initiative in the affected cities, but that the elected officials in those cities acted on their own. See Charlotte NC for instance. I have been using rest rooms for the better part of 69 years man and boy. I have not yet had to resort to the womens’ rest room. I will confess though, that at thirteen/fourteen years old, I would have loved to use the girls locker room after coed gym.

          • Diane Carol Grimaud

            pervert lol

          • 1947goldenjet

            But honest judge it was just my natural instinct!

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            I am from Charlotte so I know the whole history of the Charlotte City Council’s attempt to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance(ADO), going back to last year. I’ll be glad to inform you about it if you have any questions, because I don’t want you to be misinformed by outsiders who are either incorrect or have an agenda to push.

          • 1947goldenjet

            Was there a ballot initiative and did the City Council pass an ordinance mandating open use bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings?

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            There was no ballot initiative, if you mean that the voters of Charlotte got to vote , in 2015 without the bathroom provision(vote 6-5 against the ADO)and once Jennifer Roberts got elected as mayor in Nov. 2015 and there were two new people voted in in 2015 who said they would for a new ADO if it were brought up again. Sure enough, an emboldened mayor brought up the ordinance again, this time with the bathroom provision and the measure passed 7 – 4.

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Hey, it’s not a matter of being obliged or not to use public bathrooms. When you gotta go, you gotta go! And you don’t have time to think what the politically correct, socially acceptable course would have you do. And think of the enormous costs for companies and govt. buildings to redesign bathrooms for one person use. Your ideas sound good on their face, but there’s too many problems with them.

      • Diane Carol Grimaud

        I have a great idea, those companies who want transgender whatevers to use their restrooms, let them use the employee restrooms. PROBLEM SOLVED.

        • Harvey Thomas Creech

          That would be great(your idea)if there were two sets of bathrooms – one set for employees and one set for the public, and the employees voted to let the T’s use their restrooms, or have two ‘family’ restrooms, one for the public and one for the employees. The public restrooms would have to be very visible and the other restrooms in the back and the T’s would have to ask a manager to access the desired bathroom. Maybe even have a couple of keys hanging on a post in the back of the facility.

  • Name

    Our First Amendment is gone … to please the perverts.

  • exoticdoc2

    Standard liberal nonsense language. Anytime you disagree with something, anytime you point out that something is immoral and wrong, suddenly you have a “phobia” or are a “hater.” Ridiculous. There is no such thing as homophobia or transphobia, these things are simply immoral as defined by the only valid source for morality, God, who gave us the gift of sexuality in the first place.

    • Rodney Steward

      I agree about the phobia BS, it’s like PC, it’s only PC if you let it be!

  • Bill

    Curt Schilling, you are not only a hall of fame baseball player, you are now an All American. Thank you for standing tall!

  • David in MA

    I went to a restroom at a major business and there was a man at a urinal and a little 4 or 5 year old girl running around in there, I waited outside, it turned out the man was the child’s father. How low have we sunk under the immoral leadership of our current government that dreams up ways to cause such behavior?

    • Raymond Charron

      Fathers can be pedophiles too. Totally unacceptable. Send mom in with the girl child. I have no problem with transits using the men room, but not the women. Man do we need God in our lives.

      • Harvey Thomas Creech

        To jump to the conclusion that the father is a pedophile is “totally unacceptable”. Maybe the little girl’s mom was unavailable, maybe she’s in the hospital, visiting the doctor, etc.. Too quick to judge the father.

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Don’t quite get your point. Are you indicting the little girl’s father for being some kind of child molester? Maybe he felt that he was protecting her from a sexual deviant by allowing her to be in the men’s room where he could watch her instead of letting her go in the ladies room by herself where she might be molested while he’s in the men’s room. There’s explanations for situations like that . Why indict the father. My nephew has 3 daughters. What is he supposed to do if they’re out with him(say the mom is not available)and all 3 have to use the restroom at the same time?

      • David in MA

        Your a college guy right? As far as being out without mom present, been there, done that… I ask a woman to watch them while in there and waited outside the door. Believe me, if anyone looked suspicious they would have been allowed to wet their panties…… or in a stall in the men’s room while I stood guard, but not running around to where they could watch some man go.
        I forgot to write that when the guy came out with this little girl he met a woman who the little girl called mommy…… Now, go fuck with someone else, not me.

        • Harvey Thomas Creech

          The statement that you forgot to write in your original posting puts an entirely different perspective on the matter. I(and others)can only respond to what you did write not what you failed to write.

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