Target is the latest company to jump on the “use the bathroom you want to” bandwagon. (My family has committed not to shop there, and you can, too.) All of this has come to a head recently (pun for my Navy readers) because North Carolina passed HB-2, which does several principle things:
- Requires people to use the bathroom of their birth gender – not their imagined one
- Prohibits towns from using local ordinances to force businesses to open their restrooms to “transgender” choice — though nothing in the bill prevents a business from voluntarily doing so
- Protects businesses and individuals from being sued for refusing to participate in such things as gay “weddings” (a favorite ‘progressive’ tactic of late)
Opponents of HB-2 would have you believe this is all about people with varying degrees of gender dysphoria (a mental disorder) being allowed to pee in peace. This alone, of course, ignores the impact on the other 99.7% or so of the population who would now have to put up with people of random genders in every public restroom, thus providing ample cover for sexual predators. So where is OUR ‘safe space?’
In truth, it goes much deeper than that. Under the meme of ridiculing the “restroom war,” these radicals are trying to protect their ability to use civil and criminal courts to bully and bludgeon people into playing along with their fantasy world, or paying a high price in legal fees and judgments if they refuse. They are playing a long-term strategy that, if successful with such precedents, could eventually criminalize the expression of many Christian teachings. Yes, I believe it is that serious.
Our current president (retirement be upon him) has been fond of telling his supporters to “punch back twice as hard.” Two can play that game. It’s time Americans stopped allowing a very, very small group of biology deniers to set the public agenda. It’s time to stop the spiral of individual silence on our side that makes their voices disproportionately loud. It’s time to confront them with their own ‘science denial.’ It’s time to remind businesses that their bottom line depends more on the products they provide, not the propaganda they promote on the side. Poll after poll shows the majority of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, on this and many other issues. So stop subsiding the people trying to lead it that way!
These radical advocates say they want compassion – how compassionate is it to be an enabler to someone who has issues they need to face? How compassionate is it to play along with gender dysphoria to the point the public is more at danger from sexual predation?
And as for all these aging rock stars who refuse to play in North Carolina anymore, it’s time to ask: who cares? The hypocrisy and smugness of being willing to play in Riyadh but not Raleigh should be apparent to all.