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President Biden named March 31 as Transgender Day of Visibility and drew criticism for doing so during Easter Sunday. Orlando Magic star Jonathan Isaac joined in on criticizing the president, saying on X that the White House “knows exactly what they are doing.” He wrote, “They want you to hate! This helps no one and only promotes division. They know exactly what they are doing. We should be angry but shouldn’t lose the spirit of what tomorrow means! Don’t lose focus. Because He is risen, there is hope for all.”

Isaac joined people like former President Trump, former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, and other political commentators to criticize Biden. Trump’s national secretary, Karoline Leavitt, called it “appalling and insulting.” She said, “We call on Joe Biden’s failing campaign and the White House to issue an apology to millions of Catholics and Christians across America who believe (Sunday) is one for celebration only, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” House Speaker Mike Johnson posted on X, “The Biden White House has betrayed the central tenet of Easter, which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

He continued, “Banning sacred truth and tradition while at the same time proclaiming Easter Sunday as ‘Transgender Day’ is outrageous and abhorrent. The American people are taking note.” While March 32 has been designated to honor the transgender movement since Biden took office, this year, it fell on Easter Sunday, one of the most important days for Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Isaac added context to his post later on, saying it is “important” that Biden continues to recognize the trans community on the same date, which “releases the administration from the allegation of intentionality.”

Isaac added on X, “Instead of deleting the tweet like it never happened, this is my good faith retraction, lol. The message is the same. Keep focused on what Resurrection Sunday Is all about. Christ defeating sin and death for all people who would believe.” A statement released by the White House said, “On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect Union — where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives.”

The statement continued, “Today, we send a message to all transgender Americans: You are loved. You are heard. You are understood. You belong. You are America, and my entire Administration and I have your back. Now, therefore, I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility.”

Isaac has been critical of vaccine mandates, and his jersey sales skyrocketed after he stood during the national anthem while his teammates knelt in 2020.

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