We decided to publish a mid-month edition to focus on the cultural challenge that we are facing right now.
The Word for today
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
Whole Foods win lawsuit filed by gay pastor
A food store chain has been declared innocent of putting the word “F-G” on a cake ordered by a gay pastor in Austin, TX. He had claimed discrimination by the store. Information came out later that he was being pressed to pay off student loans of several thousand dollars. He allegedly concocted the story to extort money from the store. He has since confessed his lie and apologized to the store and the employee he wrongfully accused.
Anyone shocked at the outcome?
Mixed reaction on school mandate
Parents and teachers now have to concentrate on safety in school restrooms. Perhaps they will ultimately have to have police protection in each one to maintain order and decorum. I went through many years of school attendance and we never had to have security for those places. Sure, boys occasionally tried to drill holes in the locker room wall, which seemed like a good idea at the time to some of them. But what we are seeing today has no precedent.
A Houston area psychotherapist, who has a transgender child, says schools “should have plans in place to deal with bullying, to deal with any nonsense in the bathroom, to keep those places safe.” If we want no bullying there, no nonsense, and their safety assured, why not leave them as they have been for hundreds of years? Why spend tax dollars providing security for a situation that was created by nonsensical government edicts?
The president of the Parent Teacher Association in the Houston area says that forcing students to use a bathroom they do not identify with creates more problems than allowing everyone to use the bathroom they feel comfortable with. What planet….? Will we have to provide a sandbox restroom for those kids who self-identify as a cat? Where will this end? They teach children to adopt the attitude, ‘This is my friend. He’s a boy. He got the wrong body when he was born.” Some say, “Let’s normalize the issue.” Right. Let’s make straights abnormal. When God made man and woman, He said it is good. What does He think about this current situation that Obama has dreamed up? I believe God clearly expressed His feelings in Genesis 19.
Has no one in government read “The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire”?
Let George say it
Princeton University McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Robert P. George, was called “this country’s most influential conservative Christian thinker” by the NY Times. He has spoken out on the transgender/bathroom issue. Finally, a professor who makes sense—a rare bird, indeed. He tweeted:
“There are few superstitious beliefs as absurd as the idea that a woman can be trapped in a man’s body. …With Obama’s bathroom edict, the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of children is in graver peril than ever. Vouchers!”
I thought it was interesting that one of the responses he got read: “Superstitious beliefs? How about transubstantiation? Or the Trinity? All pretty whacked.” An insightful response.
School Superintendent tosses Obama letter
“I don’t recognize President Obama. Nothing he does has any shred of leadership. When I get that letter I’ll throw it away,” Port Neches/Groves ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness tells Beaumont’s (TX) KFDM News in response to a report the Obama administration was sending a letter to all school districts across the nation Friday, directing them to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
The report came down and suggests that if a school does not comply, they could lose federal funding. They could lose accreditation approval, and other complications passed on by the Department of Education. In other words, they could make life miserable for school administrators as well as students.
Cavness said, “This is one of those deals where it’s total overreach of the federal government. The left has made this a big deal. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. We can make accommodations for those kids. We don’t want them bullied or mistreated. I’m going to look at the wants and needs and values of 99.9 percent of our parents and kids. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and our President is wrong. I’m going to do what’s right.
“Our community has spoken loudly. I’ve got 2,500 little girls and young ladies in our school district. I’m going to protect them and the 2,500 boys in our district. What Obama is doing isn’t leadership. He’s not a leader. I’m going to provide leadership. I’ll fight for those kids until I don’t have a breath left in my body. When I get that letter I’ll throw it away. I’ve been advised by our attorneys there are common sense accommodations for these kids. I don’t recognize President Obama. I expect a President to be a strong, fearless leader. Nothing he does has any shred of leadership. It’s ridiculous. In the great state of Texas it’s sad we’re even having to talk about this foolishness. I know most Texans support what I think. Take a look around. Look at Detroit. Look at Chicago. Look at various places around the country that have had 20 or 30 or 40 years of zero leadership or left-leaning leadership. Look at their condition and their state. The government doesn’t fix anything. They only create problems. The only way to do that is personal responsibility. If people choose to live like that, you have the freedom to do what you want in this country. But at the same time, it’s getting forced down people’s throats and it’s not the way to do things. People might be more receptive if it wasn’t crammed down our throat every time we turn the television on.”
Source: KFDM INTERNET—Beaumont, TX
We already have laws to cover misbehavior in restrooms
This is what bleeding heart liberals are trying to push parents to accept and believe that these laws will keep kids safe. There are laws against sexual assaults and certain acts performed in restrooms, even voyeurism. So we don’t need more laws about restroom use, such as the NC law just adopted, they say. What a stupid position to take.
Outdated laws that have been on the books for decades will dissolve in today’s courtrooms under the pressures coming from the Justice Department. I doubt that any man or woman would be prosecuted for standing around in a woman’s restroom (what perve would want to?) to observe the proceedings.
How do I know? Take the case that occurred the week of this writing (May 12). A man goes into a Target store ladies’ room and leans against the wall. Just stands there. When women complained to Target’s management that a “creepy” man was in the women’s room, the manager replied, “There’s nothing we can do about it.” (Reported on the Blaze)
Yes, there is, Mr. Manager! You can quit working for such a creepy store as Target! The other employees can turn in their red aprons too. I am sure there are other stores that would hire folks that have the moral courage to stand up against cultural tyranny. At least you could sleep at night knowing you did the right thing.
“Oh, but laws will keep anything from happening.” What imbecile believes that? Are there any laws on the books in Chicago by which murderers could be indicted? That stopped them, right? C’mon, America. It is time to return to common sense government.
Girl choked by man in women’s restroom
On May 7, 2016—yes, this month—A West Town [Chicago suburb] man was ordered held without bail after being accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out inside a bathroom of a Jason’s Deli restaurant.
The girl went into the restaurant’s restroom. At some point, Reese M. Hartstirn, 33, came into the restroom, saw her and started choking the girl with his hands, causing her to become unconscious, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department.
He then allegedly picked up the unconscious girl and carried her into a bathroom stall, closing the door, according to the release. Hartstirn also pushed the girl’s mother when she came into the stall to rescue her daughter, police said.
—c)2016 the Chicago Tribune; Story appears at http://www.gopusa.com/man-arrested-for-choking-8-yr-old-in-store-restroom/?omhide=true
BUT… pro-trans rights people say that there are laws on the books to prosecute such people. So, little girls like this are “safe and protected.” Laws in musty books on an attorney’s shelf protect NOBODY and dissuade few. The “protection” we have had for hundreds of years—separate facilities, common sense laws, Christian morality—is being taken away. We have created a situation where the perves will be protected by the law rather than the victims.
Doctor opens up about transgenders
How about a breath of fresh air?
What can we do?
First, we can pray. Ask God to give the American church the wisdom and understanding of what is happening to this country. Pray for our President, the Congress, government officials to have the will to retract these regulations that will ultimately force our citizens to choose between two extremes—mass disobedience or surrender to cultural tyranny.
Second, we can wield the power of the purse. We can empty the parking lots of Target stores and other businesses that are meekly following these restroom directives that put our children in jeopardy. Millions of men have warped their minds with pornography and pose a danger to others given the opportunity and the protection of the law.
Third, we can ask for God’s direction as to where we should draw the line in the sand that we will not cross, even under threat of legal action. Our commitment must be deep in order to withstand the coming attacks against the church.
Fourth, we can remove our children from public schools that are being forced to provide co-ed restrooms and locker rooms. PS curricula is warping their minds with cultural engineering. Put them in private schools or homeschool them.
Last, reject hate. Those who are perpetrating this confusion want to label any thought or action that appears to support traditional values as being motivated by “hate.” Not so. True Christians may feel hate coming back toward us, as a policy of intolerance is generated, but we must continue to love those who mistreat us. Not easy—granted. In the end, however, love conquers all. Hate hurts only the one who harbors it. Disagreement and disapproval, however, is not to be equated with hate.
It is not time yet to march through Target holding a Bible aloft and shouting at customers to leave as one mother of 12 has chosen to do. Such tactics now will yield little but criticism. We will know what to do when we enter the voting booths in November. Until then, shop somewhere that still uses the proper signs on the restroom doors. If they all disappear, shop online as much as possible. May God help us to elect someone to the office of President who wants to be the leader of ALL Americans, not just a smattering of special interest groups.
If socialist professors really believed their own propaganda, wouldn’t they teach for free? – PH