Elizabeth Johnston

Facebook is not the place to share your conservative beliefs -- as a popular mommy blogger quickly learned after she was suspended a second time for saying gender confusion was a "mental illness".

Facebook suspended mommy blogger Elizabeth Johnston for saying gender confusion was a "mental illness" -- even though she is technically correct.

Gender confusion -- or its medical term Gender Dysphoria -- is listed as a mental disorder in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Johnston, who runs the popular blog Activist Mommy, announced her suspension in a post dated August 24, 2018.

She said she was suspended for 7 days after she shared an article about an Ohio judge who refuses to approve name changes for gender confused teenagers.

“This is what bullying looks like in 2018!” the Christian blogger wrote. “‘Normalize our mental illness or we will sue you!’ Small minds must use these tactics. Pathetic!"

Johnston asked a logical question about transgenders who need hormones.

"If it is not an illness, why does it need a “treatment”?"

She also shared the message she received from Facebook explaining why she can't update her account or use Facebook Messenger for seven days.

In a tweet last week, President Trump put Twitter, Facebook and Google on notice that he is looking into their alleged censorship of conservative voices. Trump tweeted his concerns after a Google search of his name returned only leftwing articles.

Google quickly responded that it is not censoring rightwing websites or blogs in Google search.

  • ShelbyMoore

    It is a friggin mental illness. I'm starting to feel like rational thinking people are being attacked if they don't conform. And all I have to say to you conformists.....
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8407a93ec9617555fb4ee86bc5dd8772d66bb1db9546b4d5a497c46022869b25.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why can't conservatives create their own versions of Facebook and Twitter?

    Didn't conservatives claim that the baker had the religious right to refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings and transgender celebrations?

    I am sure that Facebook and Twitter can make the same 'religious' arguments.

  • datjerk

    I agree with her. Sorry.

  • Karen Brady

    Show me where she's wrong. Okay then.

  • Bashi22

    They have their agenda to full filled hence the suspension lucky it's a suspension and not a cancel.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Truth be told it is a mental illness. Most trannies get a monthly check, but you didn’t hear it from me! ??

  • Strip Club Veteran

    No lies told by her .

  • Liah

    I agree

  • Coy little wink

    Its listed in the DSM 5...what is Facebook's problem?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She can say what she wants, but Facebook doesn't have to give her a platform to say it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She can say whatever, but Facebook isn't obligated to give her a platform.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You can express whatever you want but Facebook doesn't have to guarantee you a platform.

  • Carrington

    Most trannies get a monthly disability check because they're forced to "play crazy" because women don't necessarily want to work with them and men don't necessarily want to hire them so, they're forced to either work in call centers where they don't see anyone and, more importantly, no one see's them or, they end up working in clubs performing drag shows or prostituting. So, I wouldn't necessarily use their check as evidence of a mental illness. Plenty people front for that disability.

  • dru and neil

    I don’t know why anyone wants to transition into womanhood to be honest. To be a woman is to suffer. Many times I’ve wondered how much easier life would be mentally if I were born a man.

  • Bdot

    I don't agree with her. It's not a mental illness. Everything has to have a medical diagnosis attached to it. There are just people who want to be the opposite gender. Those MF's are not confused, they're just strange. This isn't a liberal/conservative thing, and it's NOT A MEDICAL THING, it's just a human condition. Facebook is trippin on this one though. People need to start leaving Facebook.

  • Carrington

    One can only assume that this "system" is put in place for the same reason that, if a white man went on a rant about, "black people having a mental illness... there's something wrong with them." and then someone saying, "I agree... we shouldn't have to apologize to black people for our views." you would probably support the original poster being suspended... and his co-signer. In fact, we'd all celebrate it. So, it's likely about either walking the horse, or riding it. Hypocrisy notwithstanding.

  • Carrington

    If you agree that it's a mental illness... then SHOULDN'T society treat it as such? You can't go on a rant about mentally ill people, or developmentally delayed children because it's an illness, right? So, If you get to qualify this is an illness, then you should treat it the same way and be respectful.

  • KLove

    Once again, the oh so tolerant liberals, exposing their intolerance of opinions or viewpoints that are not in line with theirs...

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Im glad they put that turkey in fb jail. You dont get to use liberal platforms to shit on liberals. Gtfo

  • Carrington

    Liberals didn't suspend her, FACEBOOK did.

  • Coy little wink

    Was she disrespectful?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Facebook doesn't owe her platform for her to express her opinion.

  • Coy little wink

    What rule did she violate? I'm not on Fakebook help me out

  • Marlika

    I wish they could go through everything a woman goes through and fell all they pain. I hate to hear a gay man joking saying he’s on his period and cramping.??

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am not on Facebook either.
    They ban people all of the time for innocuous things.
    I was watching a video on youtube the other day and the black lady said she couldn't use the word 'racism' or her channel would be banned.

  • sunni_daze

    But it is a mental illness. People hate the truth, but the truth always comes to the surface.

  • Karen Brady

    "Those MF's are not confused, they're just strange." And then there's this.

  • Mister Fantastic

    She speaks the truth, but that doesn't mean she can go into someone's "house" and disrespect the rules. Get her own site with that....

  • Karen Brady

    but the truth always comes to the surface. THIS.

  • WHYJESUSWHY

    NOPE

  • Carrington

    Your views don't have to be disrespectful to make people feel disrespected. Those are two different things. Example:
    White Blogger: "I don't have a problem with black people. I just don't want my daughter dating one and I don't want them to live around me."
    Not disrespectful... but are ya OFFENDED?

  • Carrington

    That's a problem. You have to care what people think because those very thought processes infect other people's thought processes and THEN it becomes the norm. You think all of these racists beliefs Trump had when he was just Trump bothered me? No, I simply didn't care about Trump... but as President, he has the loudest voice on the planet and it can mold my life. That's why you see so many other politicians coming out and not giving a $hit about being blatantly racist these days... his opinions and beliefs emboldened them to see if it works for them. Not everything is worthy of your attention or concern but, depending upon where you're sitting... sometimes it's important to stop it before it has the chance to alter your life.
    There's a concerted effort to portray black men as violent, untrustworthy animals in the media and the country overall... there are people who BELIEVE that. That affects me overall. It affects me ability to walk down the street without cops automatically assuming I have an unlicensed weapon or drugs on me. It affects my ability to get the interview. It affects my home loan interest rate because the loan officer assumes I'm probably not going to pay the mortgage. It affects my ability to get a small business loan. So, yeah... I'm concerned about how you view me because it affects me. It would be nice to live in a bubble and not be concerned, but that's not the world we live in.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I can’t believe anyone still has fakebook

  • Coy little wink

    I see....didn't realize they censored speech like that

  • Rayne

    Well... did she lie?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    If a man has a penis, yet thinks that he is a woman, and vice versa... the person has a mental disorder...

  • dru and neil

    Isn’t that stupid? Migraines, exhaustion and weakness through your whole body, feeling like someone is ringing your guts out like a towel is cute to folks. Don’t even get me started on the damage fibroids can do.

  • dru and neil

    I’m liberal and don’t give a rats ass about her post. It’s her life.

  • Sid

    I’m still looking for the lie can’t find it?????

  • Rayne

    Yep

  • KLove

    and facebook is run primarily by whom??

  • Pnthr

    I usually think these conservatives are deranged liars and paranoid but she is absolutely right. These trannys are bullying everyone and these social media websites defend and protect them more than blacks or any other oppressed group.

    I got banned from Twitter for telling a "transwoman" that he wasn't a real woman. ? Meanwhile you can hurl the n-word and make any sexist comment towards REAL women.

  • Pnthr

    That doesn't make sense. You can't control being black, a woman, a man. You can't change any of those things either so stating it is a mental illness is correct. A better analogy for you would be Rachel Dolezal. No one is WRONG for saying she is mentally ill for believing she is black. ??

  • Pnthr

    That doesn't make sense. You can't control being black, a woman, a man. You can't change any of those things either so stating it is a mental illness is correct. A better analogy for you would be Rachel Dolezal. No one is WRONG for saying she is mentally ill for believing she is black. ??

  • Indy

    I agree with you to a certain extent it hard for them to obtain employment but most of the mental health stuff presents in a personality D/O way which is why employment is hard to maintain. Working in this field I can tell you it’s not easy for them and working with them is difficult also. The way medical and SSI works gender dysphoria isn’t going to get you SSI neither will personality issues.

  • Indy

    I agree with you to a certain extent it hard for them to obtain employment but most of the mental health stuff presents in a personality D/O way which is why employment is hard to maintain. Working in this field I can tell you it’s not easy for them and working with them is difficult also. The way medical and SSI works gender dysphoria isn’t going to get you SSI neither will personality issues.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Thanks for the clarification, I was under the impression that it was a mental illness check and not disability. Make more sense now. Thanks

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Thanks for the clarification, I was under the impression that it was a mental illness check and not disability. Make more sense now. Thanks

  • Sdot33

    That's her opinion...sad to say many may agree and Im sure many dont but dont care abt this chick...she not changing nothing in there lives.

    But d a mn let her live with her opinion

  • Sdot33

    That's her opinion...sad to say many may agree and Im sure many dont but dont care abt this chick...she not changing nothing in there lives.

    But d a mn let her live with her opinion

  • Sdot33

    exactly

  • Sdot33

    exactly

  • Sdot33

    exactly!

  • Sdot33

    exactly!

  • Sdot33

    THEY WACK AND zUCK BUTT SHOULD BE LOCKED UP

  • Sdot33

    THEY WACK AND zUCK BUTT SHOULD BE LOCKED UP

  • Simone

    It is a mental illness. DNA is DNA. Males are born with XY chromosomes and females are born with XX chromosomes. No wigs, hormones or surgeries can change science.

  • Simone

    It is a mental illness. DNA is DNA. Males are born with XY chromosomes and females are born with XX chromosomes. No wigs, hormones or surgeries can change science.

  • MsJC

    I have been saying this for sometime now. This is 1 of the reasons I deleted my FB account. Every gender confused person I have encountered is on a anti-psychotic meaning they are treating some type of psychosis. This political correct crap is getting out of hand! If it quacks like a duck, it's a duck! Period! No matter how much makeup and plastic you apply to the duck!

  • MsJC

    I have been saying this for sometime now. This is 1 of the reasons I deleted my FB account. Every gender confused person I have encountered is on a anti-psychotic meaning they are treating some type of psychosis. This political correct crap is getting out of hand! If it quacks like a duck, it's a duck! Period! No matter how much makeup and plastic you apply to the duck!

  • rodt

    everyone does

  • rodt

    everyone does

  • datjerk

    Ok....annnnd I STILL agree with her.

  • datjerk

    Ok....annnnd I STILL agree with her.

  • MsJC

    Amen!

  • MsJC

    Amen!

  • MsJC

    In the mind of a confused man, wearing makeup and heels is life! They get to leave out the menstrual cramps, hard labor, mammograms, pap smears and the true female experience. They just like the dress up part. Which is the reason this is a complete joke, and doctors are just playing along with a fantasy that will never be real.

  • MsJC

    In the mind of a confused man, wearing makeup and heels is life! They get to leave out the menstrual cramps, hard labor, mammograms, pap smears and the true female experience. They just like the dress up part. Which is the reason this is a complete joke, and doctors are just playing along with a fantasy that will never be real.

  • Yup, I said it

    I used to work with a transgender male to female and everything about this person screamed man in a skirt. I was friends with her but sometimes I would accidentally refer to her as "he" because my natural perception keep reverting back to this is a man. Even your nose smells the male pheromones. But males that have high estrogen levels are mistakenly called ma'am etc. The nose don't lie and its not fair to try to beat folks into accepting your reality. Fortunately, my ex coworker was understanding..

  • Yup, I said it

    I used to work with a transgender male to female and everything about this person screamed man in a skirt. I was friends with her but sometimes I would accidentally refer to her as "he" because my natural perception keep reverting back to this is a man. Even your nose smells the male pheromones. But males that have high estrogen levels are mistakenly called ma'am etc. The nose don't lie and its not fair to try to beat folks into accepting your reality. Fortunately, my ex coworker was understanding..

  • MsJC

    First of all being black is congenital just like being white is. Having your body mutilated for no reason except to play permanent dress up is a mental illness. You don't have to apologize to anyone you can be a racist as you like, just don't be surprised if you get what's coming to you also known as karma!

  • MsJC

    First of all being black is congenital just like being white is. Having your body mutilated for no reason except to play permanent dress up is a mental illness. You don't have to apologize to anyone you can be a racist as you like, just don't be surprised if you get what's coming to you also known as karma!

  • Passion

    Well if it’s not a mental condition what is it? Some people walking thinking they are something that they’re not and it’s considered a mental condition. Anxiety is a mental condition.

  • Passion

    Well if it’s not a mental condition what is it? Some people walking thinking they are something that they’re not and it’s considered a mental condition. Anxiety is a mental condition.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who cares what you think.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who cares what you think.

  • datjerk

    Obviously you do since you responded to me. Keep that same energy with the other ppl in this comment section who also agree with her. Have a good one sweetheart ?

  • datjerk

    Obviously you do since you responded to me. Keep that same energy with the other ppl in this comment section who also agree with her. Have a good one sweetheart ?

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    YESSSSSS! I’m struggling thru all of this right now. SAY THAT ISH AGAIN!!!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    YESSSSSS! I’m struggling thru all of this right now. SAY THAT ISH AGAIN!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    I dont fuck with Facebook....and this is ONE of the many reasons why I dont....moving on...see yall next post....

  • Shay Bay

    I think liberals are just as deranged, just for different reasons. Hopefully more people will stop feeding into the bs.

  • Bdot

    If a man has a penis, yet wants people to see him as a woman, that's not a mental disorder, it's just being excused as one.

  • Kayke

    I don’t feel she’s disrespecting the sufferers. It’s more so toward the systematic agenda to normalize the behavior. We are enacting laws to support this mental illness more so than treating the illness. I liken this to protesting for blind people to get driver’s licenses simply by them saying “I feel like I can see”. Speaking out about that example wouldn’t be disrespecting a blind person just like this isn’t.

  • Sassie

    Well gender confusion DOES stem from some sort of brain imbalance, sooooooooo

  • teather

    you all sound like you speak out of fear. Everything that is unfamiliar to you, you fear. So, if somebody has gender identity issues, you demonize them so as to not have to deal with the issue. Guess what transgender and gay ppl are writing your checks. As soon as your opinion and lack of compassion is seen you will suffer consequences. Crazy for me to see black ppl talk intolerance. until it's your blk asK behind the 8 ball.

  • Candance

    Whoa.... that is a bigger deal then people realize.

  • Mark mcharm

    Dude you cannot say transexuals are females they are not women.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Let's be realistic. How is it "demonizing" someone by pointing out the obvious? Facebook wants to ignore the fact that transgenderism is a mental disorder - even though it is listed as such in the DSM.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Sandra it seem like you love to give Conservative racists and judgmental people a pass. You're a gay black women yet accept this behavior. GTFOH

  • Li-Wright

    She can get her own website. Don't use FB people. Just do your own.

  • Li-Wright

    I agree with Sandra. I believe Transgenders are "confused" and mentally mixed up.

  • Judge Mental Will

    in life you have differences from other people, does it make you have mental illness? Sandra is a woman who likes women so what is her Mental illness.

  • Patricia

    youre only allowed to post vacation pics, hair styles, job scams, and gay pride on facebook. nothing too deep...

  • Phillybruh

    Its not what you say its how you say often times this discussion is done in an ignorant and less than understanding manner. You can disagree all day long but once your rude or nasty about then it becomes something else.

  • Phillybruh

    Profit drivien jews and if your ignorance is going to cut into the bottom line then you have to go!

  • Phillybruh

    I guess the same way retarded children are now autistic and go to regular school.

  • Shay Bay

    You seem like u have someone close to you in your life that is transgender. Do you believe that it's not a mental illness? I've even seen transgenders on YouTube say that it is.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Mental Disorder... PERIOD.

  • Junkanoo

    Trans folks are making moves in the world their stepping into politics gaining more mainstream exposure and work as a collective . Black folks need to start doing the same everyone seems to making head way except us.

  • dru and neil

    They just don’t understand the true burden of being a woman. Even the fear of being a woman is lost on men because it’s not something they have to concern themselves will constantly. A good quote that sums that part up: “Men are afraid women will laugh at them, women are afraid men will kill them.”

  • dru and neil

    I’m also trying to teach my son how detrimental wasting a woman’s time can be to her life. Men don’t have to worry about being valued solely on their looks or being considered “old”
    at 30. Heaven forbid you don’t have children or are unmarried, people will write you off completely even if you are accomplished. I tell him that as unfair as it is, women have to do certain things within a specific time frame in life. We can’t just meet a model at 50 and have a couple babies like Eddie Murphy. I got a good friend whose husband did a 180 after 16 years of marriage, left her, moved in with a younger woman now they are starting a family after he just used up all my girl’s youthful years. Wasting a woman’s time is just one of the cruelest things you can do.

  • Judge Mental Will

    well you a dum bitch

  • SweetTEE

    That's not the same thing. If she were to claim that she were a man in a woman's body, then yea. As someone who is dealing with a lot of this in my personal life-mom,bestie and little cousins- I think we need to start being honest. A lot of this is due to mental health issues and it's too serious to keep being offended by truth. People are out here killing themselves because they have issues and have been through HELL because of how their minds are reacting to ish like being molested and raped... like my people-and they are real enough to tell you that themselves and not get offended.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Nothing too deep?! LMAO! Facebook is evil!

  • Kayke

    It’s not. Autism can cause learning disabilities but there are functioning autistic children with high IQs. I think autism is an umbrella diagnosis for a range of cognitive and behavior issues that are more linked to nutrition and environmental poisons than an actual retardation or brain malfunction. Autistic individuals do not all have low IQs, therefore cannot be considered retarded by definition, though there are autistic people who are also retarded..... they are two different diagnosis.

  • Carrington

    Name a gay person who told you that they can CHANGE being gay. Name a gay person who hasn’t said that they’ve always known that they were gay...

    You can stop ACTING on homosexuality but the fact that you’re still ATTRACTED to the same sex doesn’t go away. So, it would be no different than abstaining from sex... you’re still HETEROSEXUAL, you’ve simply chosen to NOT have sex. So, using your own logic... how are you able to change whether you’re gay, or not?

    If sexual attraction is a choice, then YOU’RE attracted to the same sex... but you CHOSE to be with the opposite sex... right? Wouldn’t that mean that all HETEROSEXUAL people have the same mental illness, but have chosen not to act on it?

  • Phillybruh

    It's always been different degrees of mental retardation.

  • Malcom Flex

    Trans, male or females are a VERY SMALL part of the population. In my personal experience MOST of the ones I have met, male or female DO have MENTAL PROBS. Now, that's not all of them.

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  • Malcom Flex

    Many black folks do business on FB making coin.

  • Bdot

    Nah

  • Kayke

    Yes and there still is. I’m simply stating that autism isn’t synonyms with mental retardation.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The only ones who get disability checks are HIV positive or severe mental problems.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I know quite a few gay people who changed. I can give you 2 famous examples: MC Lyte was 100% lesbian, now she's married to a man. Tichina Arnold and MC Lyte lived together here in Atlanta for many years. Tichina broke up with Lyte and married a man. Bisexual people switch sex like they change their underwear.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because it's the IN thing to do to get attention. Remember back in the day when everyone had multiple personalities?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What behavior, dear? I don't know if the blogger is racist. But she is correct that gender dysphoria is a mental disorder. It is listed in the DSM 5.

  • Dowoop

    SO just because she is gay and black means she has to support this?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I never forced my lesbian lifestyle on anyone. I am tolerant of everyone except those who force their lifestyle on others.

  • dru and neil

    What?! No I don’t remember that!

  • esh

    because our color is still a factor. a trans white male or female is still white. we gotta try twice as hard to get half as much. yes we are making strides but our color, in america, will always come into play.

  • esh

    so spliting your p en is like a banana and pushing it up into your body to make a vag is not dum or serves as having a mental issue. oh ok

  • WiseGui

    I deleted mine in 2011 and haven’t looked back. I sit back and hear about all the FB foolishness and wonder why people still feel the need to be a part of it.

  • Junkanoo

    White men have it easy as a black male you get exhausted by people jumping in their cars and locking it when they see you walking down the block, being pulled over by the cops when their looking for a black suspect isn't fun after it happens repeatedly, white hoes grabbing this purse tight when you are approaching hell lve had black women do the same

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I can believe it ??????????

  • Iraizehell

    I see no lies what’s the problem? It’s a mental illness. If I put on a duck costume and hopped my a** in a lake quaking. Ppl would be ready to put my behind in a mental institution. But not them? This is supposed to be considered normal when me quaking isn’t. Right

  • Pnthr

    Are you daft? We are talking about trans people, not gay people. Where did you see me say you could change being gay? Two totally different things!! You CANNOT change your gender. Most of them are mentally ill which is why their suicide rates are off the charts, after they transition the rated are even higher! What does that tell you?

  • Phillybruh

    But it is, its what they call it because retarded was offensive.

  • dru and neil

    Sounds harsh, tell me, is there a male equivalent for the word “femicide?” No there isn’t. Living in fear as a man will never compare to living in fear as a woman in this world.

  • Junkanoo

    I just said it was exhausting I made no comparison to the hell women endure in a long period of patriarch you did. Blocked ! you're retarded

  • dru and neil

    Well babe the feeling is mutual so, Blocked! You’re retarded....and a total drama queen.

  • Anji

    They are 2 very different things. Your font is usually intelligent but this is a piss poor ignant analogy. Let Google be your friend.

  • Anji

    My son is much like Prince. Genius, high I Q but neurally special. I am a credentialed teacher for the autistic and unless they have a comorbidity or dual diagnoses, it's 2 separate issues. It's like lumping all gays with transgender...and offensive.

  • Anji

    Retarded is now called developmentally disabled. This usually implies low IQ and is demonstrated by low achievement. I have those who head bang and know better than your ignorance.

  • Overpower Radio

    This is why those of us who are serious about building relationships with the public, should have our own platform, one where your expression isn't vulnerable to the censorship of social media websites.

    This shows how weak these huge companies are in society, where an argument (or fact) that doesn't encourage harm to anyone that is also consistent with human biology and psychology isn't allowed natural freedom of speech on a mainstream network because it opposes the influence of popular opinion.

  • Guess Who

    How is it NOT mental illness though?