If you are a person of faith and any level of Bible teaching, you are likely familiar with the prophet, Isaiah’s admonishment from Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
While North Carolina’s bathroom issue is not necessarily a religious liberties issue, but one of common sense and the comfort and safety of North Carolina’s citizens, the Obama administration is seeking to force abnormality on the state in a manner that would cause corrupt King Ahab to be taken aback.
The overreach is astounding, not so much because King Obama is using his last year in office to ram through some of the most corrupt and divisive policies in our nation’s history, but because he’s willing to threaten children and the well-being of an entire state in this union to achieve his goals, all while using tax dollars North Carolina citizens have paid into the federal government.
On Monday, North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory answered the threat of a lawsuit by the Department of (in)Justice and a three day deadline to reject HB2, with a lawsuit of his own. McCrory filed first, beating the DOJ to the punch. In a statement from his website:
“Governor McCrory is appropriately seeking legal certainty to a complex issue impacting employers and students throughout the country,” said Josh Ellis. “In contrast, the Attorney General is using divisive rhetoric to advance the Obama administration’s strategy of making laws that bypass the constitutional authority of Congress and our courts.”
On Monday afternoon, Loretta Lynch, the soulless enforcer for Obama’s reckless disregard for Constitutional process, addressed the lawsuit, and announced a lawsuit by the DOJ against North Carolina, complete with emotionally engineered rhetoric, designed to make the gay mafia seem as the victims of discriminatory injustice that just doesn’t exist.Here’s the full video.
Lynch went on to paint transgender citizens’ struggle for the right to go to the bathroom, a right which most Americans take for granted, Lynch said, as part of a broader struggle for civil rights that includes the fights for racial equality and marriage equality.
That’s right. Requiring men to go to the men’s room and women to go to the women’s room is exactly the same as the fight for racial equality.
This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation. We saw it in fierce and widespread resistance to Brown v. Board of Education. And we saw it in the proliferation of state bans on same-sex unions intended to stifle any hope that gay and lesbian Americans might one day be afforded the right to marry. That right, of course, is now recognized as a guarantee embedded in our Constitution, and in the wake of that historic triumph, we have seen bill after bill in state after state taking aim at the LGBT community. Some of these responses reflect a recognizably human fear of the unknown, and a discomfort with the uncertainty of change. But this is not a time to act out of fear. This is a time to summon our national virtues of inclusivity, diversity, compassion and open-mindedness. What we must not do – what we must never do – is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans, for something they cannot control, and deny what makes them human. This is why none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislating identity and insists that a person pretend to be something they are not, or invents a problem that doesn’t exist as a pretext for discrimination and harassment.
Historic moments of progress include allowing men to waltz into the girls’ shower room. Unbelievable. Apparently, anything can be claimed as a civil right, these days, and as long as it makes others intensely uncomfortable, progressives will support it.
By the way, Loretta, if using the bathroom is what makes someone human, you’ve got a really low view of humanity, in general.
In reality, the HB2 law at question makes request for state agencies to arrange single occupancy bathrooms for transgenders, as well as allowing for private businesses to set whatever bathroom policy they desire. The DOJ lawsuit, however, has nothing to do with accommodations for transgendered individuals and everything to do with forcing compliance to a moral relativist worldview. The mirror of cultural Marxism dictates that gender and race are social constructs, rather than ironclad biological fact.
While Lynch’s speech was meant to be poignant, for those not drinking the Kool-Aid, it was enraging, at best. She makes a mockery of the struggles of those who had to actually fight for rights as human beings, in comparing what our black citizens had to endure to the Gender Dysphoria (see: mental illness) of .03% of the population.
This is shaping up to be a true battle of Constitutional wills, as well as decency versus perversion.