In reference to Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, Fr. Dwight Longenecker says he sees “a man dressed up as a whore” on the cover of Vanity Fair. In response, Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, says: “We’ve come to expect this sort of bigotry from religious leaders. They demean people like Jenner by refusing to acknowledge her identity. That’s what happens when faith-based hatred clouds basic human decency.”
If refusing to acknowledge a person’s subjective identity is bigotry then I’d like to suggest that all atheists are bigots? Consider the fact that some people identify as gods (e.g., Egyptian pharaohs, Roman emperors). On the one hand, if the atheist acknowledges such a person’s identity then he is no longer an atheist. On the other hand, if the atheist refuses to acknowledge such a person’s identity then he is a bigot.