Mario Lopez, the affable TV actor and incoming host of “Access Hollywood,” told Candace Owens back in June what he thinks about transgender parenting:

“A lot of weird trends come out of Hollywood and one of the weirder ones, for me, is this new trend where celebrities are coming out — and I know Charlize Theron did this a few weeks ago — is saying that their child is picking their gender. And this is strange to me, and they say, ‘Oh, I looked at my child and my child was swimming in a bathtub and looked up and said, “Mommy, I’m a boy’” and that’s weird …

Owens added that her experience as a nanny has convinced her that children don’t always mean what they say, explaining “I am trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority.”

“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group],” Lopez responded. “I’m kind of blown away too. Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be … It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”

He added, “When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”

After Owens said that parents who support their children in this way are narcissists showing off their tolerance, Lopez responded, “I think parents need to allow their kids to be kids but at the same time, you gotta be the adult in the situation. Pause with that and — I think the formative years is when you start having those discussions and really start making these declarations,” he said, adding air quotes.

Common sense, right? Wrong! Mario Lopez quickly apologized for his thoughtcrime:

“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were,” the “Saved by the Bell” alum said Wednesday in a statement obtained by Fox News. “I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”

Now it’s considered potentially career-killing simply to say that three-year-olds shouldn’t be allowed to make life-altering decisions about their sex. Note that he didn’t say that transgenderism was bad. Lopez simply said that three year old kids are in no position to make this call on their own, and that parents should recognize that.

For this ordinary, commonsense opinion, Mario Lopez has been compelled to apologize. You watch: that will be the end of his Hollywood career.

And there are still people who don’t think the LGBT movement has become totalitarian.

(Readers, I’ll be traveling all morning to the Chesterton Conference in Kansas City. Will check in with you from there. Please be patient.)

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