In response to North Carolina’s new law to protect the privacy of women and girls in facilities like restrooms (knowns as “HB2”), the Obama administration threatened to withhold federal money from the state. The administration made it official with a directive to allow boys pretending to be girls to use girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, and showers in public schools, or lose federal taxpayer money. Boys who say they’re girls also would be allowed to share hotel rooms with girls on school trips.
If parents needed one more reason to take their children out of the public schools, this should be the proverbial nail in the coffin. Some states have “vowed” to defy the directive, including 11 states that announced they are suing the Obama administration.
One local school district has already fought back. The school board in Grayson County, Va., passed an ordinance last Friday that will allow students to use any single-stall restroom but forbid them from using other school facilities that don’t match up to their biological sex.
“[The ordinance] was a community thought,” Grayson County Public Schools superintendent Kelly Wilmore told LifeSiteNews. “It wasn’t the politics of just the Republican side … it was a lot of people on the other side of the fence too [who] are really having concerns with who has access to the bathrooms.”
Since there are no students in the county presently claiming to be the opposite sex, Wilmore said he doesn’t see any immediate repercussions (or retaliation, depending on your perspective). But the trouble will come, Mr. Wilmore. If this were about restrooms, such a concession might be worth it. But we all know it’s not about restrooms; it’s an in-your-face act of rebellion intended to offend the adults, indoctrinate the children, and suppress dissent from Christians in particular. Opponents to the ordinance will rise up and declare single-stall areas discriminatory and humiliating and claim the right to share facilities with opposite-sex students.
And the madness will go on and on. Can you imagine lawmakers across the country, determined to protect the modesty, privacy, and safety of women and girls, giving up federal money? Talk about a revolution. An inspiration. That is freedom. Sadly, the present White House occupant—or the new liberal one—would find another way to offend, indoctrinate, and suppress.
Believers are called to proclaim God’s truth. We can have compassion for individuals who genuinely might have a disorder that makes them feel like the opposite sex, but never acceptance of or concession to behavior that might confuse and harm children. Honest people will admit the restroom issue is about our faith—an assault against the God we worship and what we believe. The other side can pretend otherwise, but this is an act of rebellion against the Creator who commands all to repent.
We’re to “Fight the good fight of faith,” the Apostle Paul wrote to his young friend Timothy, “lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
SOURCE: WORLD Magazine – La Shawn Barber