Conservatives have been concerned that politically correct aims to not “discriminate” against transgendered people with gender-based bathrooms could potentially compromise the safety and privacy of their families.
For example, city officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, have been considering a non-discrimination ordinance that would allow transgender men and women to use the restroom of their choice.
Christian leader and outspoken conservative Rev. Franklin Graham posted a response to the proposed ordinance on Facebook, contending that not only is it a “dangerous idea,” but it would also discriminate against Christians.
The ordinance “literally opens the doors — the bathroom doors — to predators and sexually perverted people,” Graham wrote in the post.
He pointed out how the ordinance would accommodate people who may “feel” that their gender is something other than what biology determined when they were conceived.
“So any man can say they feel like a woman that day and enter the women’s restroom at any public facility or the showers at public gyms by mandate of law,” Graham wrote. “That’s absurd!”
In his opinion, this “non-discrimination” law actually does discriminate, not against transgendered people, but against a much larger group — Christians.
“Just ask bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, florist Barronelle Stutzman, and others who were shut down or face fines for following their faith,” Graham noted.
“Where sexual orientation and gender identity laws such as this have passed in other places, florists, bakers, photographers, adoption agencies, and T-shirt printers have been punished by the government for not wanting to use their artistic talents to celebrate and participate in same-sex weddings, not wanting to promote the LGBT messaging in Gay Pride events, or for not wanting to place an adoptive child with two men,” he explained.
Graham argued that this is just another way for liberals to push their agenda down our throats, regardless of any potential danger it may create.
The pastor noted that the Charlotte ordinance would be up for a vote on Feb. 8, even though the same ordinance was defeated last year after public outcry and tens of thousands of emails from concerned citizens.
Proponents of last year’s ordinance lost, 5-6, and Graham has been hopeful for a similar outcome this time, despite Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ push for the ordinance to pass.
See Graham’s Facebook post here:
Graham is completely right. This could pose a huge danger to our families — particularly women and children who should not be forced to go into a bathroom with grown men just because they claim to be transgendered.
Hopefully, the Charlotte City Council will strike down the ordinance this time, but it’s only a matter of time before it shows back up again — possibly in your own city.
Like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you stand with Rev. Franklin Graham in opposition to this dangerous, anti-Christian ordinance that would allow men into public bathrooms with women and children.