Bathroom Wisdom

One of the political movements that I can’t make heads or tails of is the law to give legal protection to those who choose to use the restroom labeled for the other gender. All over America, cities have passed laws making it legitimate for a man to enter a woman’s restroom and for a woman to use a man’s restroom.

This law is advocated as a means of supporting the LGBT community, but it also seems likely to have the effect of allowing predators easy access to victims. Apparently preventing sexual violence is of less concern than the possibility that a LGBT individual would feel oppressed by having to use the restroom designed for people of their same physical gender.

This is the root issue behind recent events in Houston. The mayor subpoenaed the sermons from five local pastors. She felt they had crossed some kind of line by preaching against the law before it was passed in that city. The idea her office could take charge of what was presented in local pulpits was eventually rejected. I have mixed reports on whether she is still seeking to access the statements and print communications made by these church leaders, outside of worship. Apparently she is under the impression pastors have a different freedom of speech than the rest of the country? So it’s illegal or immoral to oppose a law that is not passed yet?

So safety has to take a back seat to the LGBT demands. Then the first amendment is given an LGBT exception. Apparently LGBT concerns now rule the world.

Maybe we better rethink these choices. First give us back our constitution. I promise you, no matter how politically correct you think you are, you are going to miss it when it is gone.

Next let’s return to common sense. It is more important to return to protecting society from physical danger than from social awkwardness.

Finally, for those who feel oppressed, get over it. Get tougher, learn not to be a slave of your feelings. Allow yourself to be inconvenienced for the safety of others, rather than expecting others to be placed in peril to preserve your convenience.

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Potty Retraining

One of the more awkward trends in America right now is towards, non-discriminatory bathrooms. A number of places are setting laws, under pressure from the LGBTQPXYZ community, to allow a person to use either the men’s room or the women’s room at any time and at any place. The goal of this law is to protect individuals who feel they are a different gender in mind than they are in body.

This is another example of the amazing amount of power our society has given to this specialized community. If this relatively small group wants a law or a community standard changed they will probably get it. In this case, they will get it even if it is beyond all common sense and contrary to the safety of the average citizen. Did anyone who worked to create and pass these laws consider the ways in which they could be misused?

Anyone who wishes to do harm will simply have to claim they felt like the other gender at that moment. This claimed feeling will give them permission to hang around in a restroom which in reality is not for people they associate themselves with, but people they intend to victimize.

I think the point of greatest concern should be schools. This law allows a curious boy to claim identity issues in order to get access to the girl’s locker room. For most boys they will go through a stage in their development when they would do anything for that opportunity. Is this really what lawmakers think is wisdom?

I noticed as my kids were going through middle and high school that gym classes had gotten very lax about the shower requirement. In today’s world children are so fearful that it has become impossible to enforce. Simply stated they believed some of the other kids were certain to be homosexuals, who would be looking at them in predatory ways. Now I wonder if they will begin to fear to even use the restroom at school, for similar reasons.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The LGBT steamroller is aiming at the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade this morning. The parade in question is the one in New York City, where the mayor of the city has chosen not to participate. They do so based on the idea that preventing the LGBT community from carrying signs and promoting themselves at the event is discriminatory. Looking at the Parades official website you can see all the groups planning to March this morning.

On the list are lots of pipe bands, lots of city and county governments, and lots of high school bands.  When I scanned the list I did not find any group supporting anything other than the Irish community, Catholicism, or the local government. Nobody on the list is there to promote themselves as in yay for black people or Jewish or Baptist or anything other than Irish Catholic.

Despite this, when the homosexual community is told they can’t do what no one else can do, sponsors pull out, the media gets behind it, and freedom is sent scurrying for cover.

Recently in Arizona a common sense law to try and protect religious freedom was attacked in a similar way. The failure to pass the law seems has many people believing the new state of the law is that right of refusal no longer exists in this country. You must serve whoever walks into your storefront and asks for service. It doesn’t matter if what they are asking you to do offends you or not.

So my suggestion to the organizers of the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade is to bring suit against the mayor. He has no right to turn you down, just because he is offended by your choices. You cannot turn away from serving people whose views differ from yours, that would be discrimination. So get a judge to force him to March.

I am pretty sure this course of action would fail. In our country you can force a Christian to participate in a homosexual event which is offensive to them, but you cannot force someone to participate in an Irish event. The homosexual community are quickly becoming a specially recognized group, with their rights being more protected than the rights of others.