A panel at [the] Democratic National Convention featured a staffer from Wake Forest University’s LGBTQ Center who identifies as a “non binary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King.” [Another commentator notes, “J Vu Mai made history at the beginning of June by becoming one of the first black, transgender, non-binary ministers of the Christian gospel in the North Carolina. Mai, who is also part Vietnamese, is a rising second year student at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and was licensed by the Rev. John Mendez of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.”]
According to The Tennessee Star, J Mai called for the abolition of police forces, prisons and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“Why can’t folks imagine a world without the cops? Why can’t folks imagine a world without prisons?” Mai asked. “Why can’t people expand their imaginations to include community care, to include an abolitionist future?”
The mermaid Queen-King emphasized they (Mai uses plural pronouns) were talking real abolition, not some“watered down” version: “We’re talking about abolishing the police, we’re talking about abolishing ICE, we’re talking about abolishing prisons.”
Mai is further described: “J Mai (they/them) is a Black-Vietnamese, transgender non binary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King currently living out their ever-evolving truths in Winston-Salem, NC. A recently licensed minister in the Progressive National Baptist Church, J received their Bachelors in Sociology and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University and is currently working towards a Masters in Divinity at Wake Forest University School of Divinity…. A new version of the center’s staff page omits Mai completely. LGBTQ Center Director AJ Mazaris [was asked] about the omission, but did not receive a response before publication.
[TBC: Scripture tells us exactly why there are police. “For [authorities] are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil” (Romans:13:3-4).
The hypocrisy of “imagining a world without cops” is shown through the security forces that quickly come about when those bringing a message of “peace” discover the threat of a world that has rejected God. Furthermore, as ludicrous as J Mai’s proposal is, it shouldn’t be too surprising coming from someone working for a Masters in Divinity at a school known as the "Demon Deacons!"]