The feature image for this post is an actual sign located in a San Diego Airport. It follows the same sign used by the LGBT Center’s public restroom signs, plus a symbol for an infant. This month a significant battle is taking place throughout America and really throughout the world, because the United Nations typically is a force in this movement. More on that later. So, when the state of North Carolina said it is our right to require transgender people to use the public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates; the U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (the one slow to prosecute her friend Hillary Clinton) was fast to sue N. Carolina for ‘state-sponsored discrimination’ which ‘harm innocent Americans.’ More over bureaucrats uncaring for the tremendous financial burden on the state (that means ‘taxpayers of the state’) and eventually commercial businesses (the law and Supreme Court almost always follows that way); threatened N. Carolina with withholding billions of dollars in federal aid.
And don’t think it does not happen; in order for Bobby Jindal to say in his run for president, ‘We (Louisiana) were the only state to refuse Obamacare (not totally true because we still receive federal funds and at least 4 other states including N. C. refused to expand some of their matching Medicaid funding; but enormously important and significant in that it was a refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act), it came with a great cost. It was directly related to an earlier closure of the ER of Baton Rouge General, increase in TOPS ACT requirements, loss of paid health care for over 230,000 residents, loss of tens of billions of dollars for refusing as a matter of principle.
May 2, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued “bathroom” guidance prohibiting employers from requiring that employees use the bathroom associated with their birth gender and prohibiting employers from requiring transgendered individuals to use a single stall bathroom, commonly called a “family restroom.” To require otherwise will be interpreted by the EEOC as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act‘s prohibition on sex discrimination. The EEOC does not exempt houses of worship from this interpretation of Title VII. (For information on the EEOC’s position, visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website.)
Second, on May 13, 2016, the Department of Education and Justice Department issued letter guidance to public schools and educational institutions receiving federal funds regarding civil rights protections for transgender students. Under the guidance, schools must treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender, which “may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth.”
Under the guidance, a school must allow transgender students access to restroom and locker room facilities “consistent with their gender identity.” A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use single-user facilities (i.e., family restrooms) “when other students are not required to do so.” The implication is that schools declining to do so face the potential loss of federal funding and/or a civil rights lawsuit under Title IX. (Review this letter from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.)
The EEOC guidance is limited to employers who have 15 or more employees, so organizations having that number of employees will want to take note. The Departments of Education and Justice guidance is limited to public schools or those that receive federal funding. These announcements do not relate to bathroom facilities provided, for example, to church members or guests or for private schools, preschools or daycares that do not receive federal funding.
Concerning this bathroom thing. i was thinking about carrying a sign in front of the White House, saying ‘i want my own bathroom!’ That is in every state and every public national park ‘i want my own personal bathroom.’ And then i would sue the government; ‘i declare because of the ‘harm’ and undo anxiety i would incur in having to choose between up to three bathrooms and or be in a bathroom with others that i am uncomfortable with – whether hetero or homo or thief or terrorist, i demand to secure my liberty, justice demands i get my own bathroom! However, i am reasonable, in that i will not likely visit Alaska more than once; a good cluster of trees and a bucket would likely be acceptable – however, in the near future it is possible i would have to increase my bathroom comfort zone to allow for some health care assistant for certain personal daily activities. Additionally, because i am not likely to visit Hawaii more than once, i could give notice and the state could provide me with four or five of those hula dancers that met guest at their airports; and they could follow me around each with a couple of those big Hawaiian palm leaves or even four sheets and bucket – see above for possible assist needs. Now, concerning the lower 48, i have visited each and there is a possibility that i will return; and thus i must be inflexible in my demands in these states.
Yeah, so you say, you are just one person in 322,760,000+ Americans; this burden is ridiculous. i say, according to the Williams Institute homosexuals and lesbians represent about 3.5% of Americans, and i add, based on faulty Kinsey studies, they got not only same-sex marriage legalized in less than 2 generations after the APA considered homosexuality an abnormality; but now are able to adopt and assimilate innocent babies and children. But more to the point, the transgender according to the Williams Institute are about .1% of the population. That is 1 in 1,000 and that is likely unreal, for there are not 322,000 transgendered in America. More reputable medical authorities put it at less than 1 in 30,000; and the Washington Post and N.Y. Times have cited as little as 1 in 100,000. There are only about 100 to 300 Sexual Reassignment Surgeries in America each year. So in the light of these facts, maybe asking Louisiana to put a personal bathroom – say in the LSU stadium next to the suites, with its own one way window, and of course with a seating area large enough for all the assistants i might require so i receive my liberty and am not ‘harmed,’ ’embarrassed,’ ‘offended,’ or ‘discriminated against’ – does not seem so unreasonable in comparison.
So a little more seriousness and some facts. Google: ‘United Nations’ and ‘Free & Equal;’ then click on the ‘interactive map.’ After you get passed their survey, notice how red (‘criminalized;’ i.e. laws making sodomy, etc. criminal) Africa is – but will get to that later. OK so go back about 200 years ago and you should easily notice three things.
First, Africa has only one nation in red; that is with laws against men caught in the act of homosexual sex. Second, you notice the US, the UK and nearly all of Catholic South America in the red. Third, you notice that the majority of Europe, nearly all of Asia and Africa are gray – ‘unknown’ laws. Well this is in great part to the fact that out of the over 190 countries that are part of the UN, only about a bakers dozen had their independence 200 years ago; and the vast majority received their independence, new constitutions and laws after WWII, and the establishment of the UN.
OK so go to 1950 and notice a ton of red; the free nations established their laws. The UN was new and Christian nations typically followed biblical moral laws. Moreover, the American Psychiatric Association still and up until 1973 classified and found that homosexuality was a mental disorder – an abnormal behavior in need of attention. Click to 1968, still before most of you were born, and the map is still vastly red and the general survey of Americans revealed that only 4% (1959) were in favor of same-sex marriage.
Now, click one year later, 1969 and notice the UK turned blue, that is they decriminalized their sodomy laws against homosexuality. This was in great part do to Alfred Kinsey. In 1947, the atheist bisexual scientist founded the Institute for Sex Research (one of the few on earth – so that makes him an expert), and that year it was reported that ‘70%+ of daily newspapers carried stories about Kinsey’s upcoming book.’ The next year the soon #1 best seller book called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was published; and it was followed by S.B. in the Human Female (1953).
Now, the ‘sexual revolution’ of the 1960s had many questioning traditional moral explanations. The birth control pill became popular in 1968 and no-fault divorces by 1970. But moreover, England repealed sodomy laws that existed long before their 1533 Parliament condemned homosexual behavior and when their representatives gave a care about the Holy Scriptures – even citing from these: Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26-27; I Cor. 6:9; Gal. 5:19; Rev. 21:8.
Now, the United States in 1776 continued to follow many English ‘common laws’ including the sodomy laws. And after the popularity of the Kinsey Reports both England and the United States reconsidered these statutes. Led by Wolfenden in England, armed with biased reports, Britain repealed such laws in 1967.
Before 1962, homosexual conduct was a felony in all 50 US states. Nevertheless, in the US, the America Law Institute, ‘forever learning but (almost) never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth (2 Tim. 3:7)’ concerning morals – or the Great Lawgiver Himself – the ALI while redrafting the 1955 Model Penal Code proposed to follow the UK in repealing their sodomy laws. So, without getting into the proven biases and skewed test subjects including many of his known homosexual patients and incarcerated mental patients, the Kinsey Reports were used as the main authority on the subject; and in the footnotes of most state criminal law statutes were cited the Kinsey Reports.
So after the Supreme Court created the ‘wall between church and state (1948),’ and declared prayer (1962) and bible reading (1963) unconstitutional in public schools; they opened the door for evolution to be taught but not creationism (1968). Then the same year of Roe v. Wade, the Amer. Psy. Assoc. declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder (1973). By 1974, the APA, AMA (Medical) and ABA (Bar Assoc. – lawyers) all accepted the repealed laws and most did not care or consider homosexual actions so immortal that they should be considered abnormal.
By this time, homosexuality was becoming seen and acceptable on most new and or popular TV shows. By the late eighty’s 12% of Americans favored same-sex marriage. Moreover, in 1984, the United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council overturned its ban against ‘practicing homosexual ministers.’
By the late ninety’s 27% of Americans favored same-sex unions or marriage. In 1993, the Presbyterian Church reversed its position on gay ministers which was held since 1861. Though 72% of their churches voted to ban such, in 1993 the first homosexual marriage was performed in an approved Pres. Church. The next year the Episcopal Church followed, which soon afterwards ripped their membership in half – for the voices of the very few – the extreme majority was harmed.
In 1999, Just the Facts Coalition was formed by the APA and 12 other professional associations, including the American Federation of Teachers and National Association of School Pyschologists. In 2008, soon afterwards supported by the Obama administration, the Coalition issued their edition of Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel. It was accepted by many public school systems and among its findings, was against using ‘religion to attempt to eliminate individual’s sexual desires for members of their own sex.’ Also, it promoted the agenda to create school texts and formed ‘school environments open and accepting so these young people will feel comfortable… avoid any treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation...’
In 2004, Mitt Romney remained silent allowing Mass. to become the first state to legalize same-sex marriages. By 2010, 21 of 51 European countries legalized same-sex unions. In 2013, the Supreme Court (supported by the very Clinton who originally signed the Act) struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. By the time same-sex marriages became legal throughout the US last year (2015), over 55% of Americans – including the majority of Christians surveyed who said ‘non-Christians’ can go to heaven and have eternal life – also believed same-sex marriage ‘should be valid’ in America.
So, so now less than a year after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage is it any wonder that the LBGT movement is pushing for transgendered rights while Obama is still in office? Obama – who signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act increasing criminal penalties for crimes committed in conjunction with discrimination against ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identify.’
Now, back to the UN interactive map; go to end at 2012 and notice now only the Muslim nations and most of Africa remain in the red – criminalizing homosexuality. And now a few of the Christian African nations seeking financial relief from the World Bank and IMF – both under the UN – are threatened as to not getting funds if they don’t change their laws, which were put in effect hoping to curbed their AIDS epidemics.
“Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait,” explains the American College of Pediatricians. “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality… A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking… When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria.”
Supporting and encouraging a transgender solution will lead some to chemical castration or genital surgery and likely mutilation of body and mind. “Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.” “According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty,” explains the ACP.
DSM-5 is Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition; 2013
For more information on the transgendered see: TRANSGENDER: History Timeline and Studies
Now, please understand, like my Lord i ‘desire that none shall perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).’ My purpose is only to show how unfair, burdensome and ridiculous the government position is in supporting their agenda versus state rights and more so, God moral laws. And also to reveal how these laws came about in the first place and to display how Christians rarely protest against anything and soon – as we deserve – will have mostly empty traditional churches in a mostly non-religious nation.
the time we live in: 2 Congressman resign for sexual misconduct Dec. 2017:
All seriousness aside December 2018: twelve year old 5th grader after the excitement of running an 80 yard touch down – slap the buttocks (mostly hitting the butt pad with a flat uncuped hand) of a fellow player; then ran to a classmate cheerleader (who he had a puppy-crush on) and attempted to kiss her – when at near accomplishment was only throw to the ground in embarrassment and mild shocking sorrow. The following week his parents were more shocked after receiving notice of 3 law suits: 1 sexual harassment; 1 sexual assault and a discrimination suit by a fellow team player who was passed by during the TD and did not get a pat on the butt.
a servant (RESipsa loquitur)