The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is nothing if not consistent. Its long history of defending the indefensible and ranking morality far below technicalities is alive and well thanks to a controversial statement made last week.
Florida, in a case of long-overdue justice, executed convicted pedophile and murderer Duane Owen on Thursday. The next day, the ACLU rushed to his defense.
The radical organization tweeted that “the state of Florida never provided medically necessary gender-affirming care to Duane Owen — causing her enormous suffering.”
The ACLU added that “her” right to escape “cruel and unusual punishment” was ignored for over three decades in state prison. Note the group made sure to use the preferred pronoun.
Owen’s defense argued that he was insane, a delusional schizophrenic, and transgender. But according to CBS News, psychiatric experts testified that he had neither schizophrenia or gender dysphoria.
They testified their belief that it was merely an “act.”
Duane Owen was executed for killing 14-year-old Karen Slattery whom he repeatedly stabbed and raped in a home in Delray Beach while two children in her care were sleeping nearby. Pedos don’t get their pronouns honored Get ratioed, ACLU. https://t.co/zRINV9AJgg
— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) June 17, 2023
So, what exactly did Owens do to die by lethal injection in 1984? He was convicted of attacking and stabbing to death a 14-year-old girl who was babysitting two other children in a home in Palm Beach County, Florida.
He was also convicted of attacking and killing a 38-year-old woman a short time later. Owens also allegedly attacked two other Florida women who managed to survive their harrowing experiences.
The ACLU predictably described the execution as an “unfair” death, at least partly because the convicted pedophile and murderer was not granted “gender-affirming” care.
After its tweet describing “her” confinement and denial of “care” as cruel and unusual, the ACLU added in another posting that “she” should have been given the “essence of human dignity.” By that, it meant that Owens should have been able to become “who she was meant to be.”
Of course, the two true female victims were never afforded that opportunity.
The ACLU added that “the time to end the racist, unfair, and cruel death penalty is now.”
Conservative actor James Woods had a markedly different take on the situation. He tweeted that “if HE had been executed in a timely manner, it wouldn’t have been a problem.”
Woods correctly noted that the victims’ families were the ones who “suffered” since 1984, not the murderer.