Protecting our Women and Girls

It is Mother’s Day and I’m concerned.

All Gender Restroom SignYou see, California legislators are getting on the train of states considering “bathroom bills” to correct alleged “transsexual” discrimination. They are starting with a law to require single-use public restrooms be changed to “all gender” facilities, identifying “transgender” as a third gender. Each politically correct concession reduces the privacy and respect previously devoted to our mothers, wives, and daughters.

First, I’m concerned about the precedence this Assembly Bill (AB 1732) sets in accommodating a very small group of “transsexuals,” who either have a sexual fetish or the psychological disorder known as Gender Identity Dysphoria (GID). This self-identification and expression has no scientific or biological basis and is projected to be professed by less than one half of one percent (< 0.005) of our populace. That is only four or less in every 1,000 people, who are psychologically distressed with their biological designation at birth. Therefore, I believe this bill is statistically unnecessary and undesirable.

Secondly, the bill forces an unnecessary confrontation of adult issues upon our innocent children. AB 1732 would require all single-use restrooms “be identified as all-gender toilet facilities.”  Experienced, legislative analyzers say this means we will have to tear down “men,” “women,” “boys” and “girls” from the doors of single-user restrooms statewide and replace them with pro-transsexuality, “all-gender” signs.

This radical change will attract attention and generate questions from our children and may require parents to present this very confusing subject before its “time.” Also, AB 1732 defines such a designated restroom as “a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal.” This added plumbing fixture may force a new parental talking point, as well.

I’m thinking of my eight-year-old granddaughter and I believe this premature discussion could create either an unnecessary fear or even fascination in her innocent mind about this subject specifically and about sexuality in general. This, too, I feel, is unnecessary and undesirable.

Thirdly, this “social engineering” legislation has negative, practical (as well as legal) implications. Because of its poor wording, it appears to require unknown costs to small businesses (and since there is no religious exemption, church schools, camps and churches themselves will be required) to modify their single-use restroom(s) to accommodate these unprecedented changes and challenges. See a talking point flyer HERE that identifies the sections from AB 1732 which require new “all gender” signage as well as the apparent requirement of a urinal in each “single-user toilet facility.”

Finally, I am most concerned that this unnecessary and undesirable, pro- LGBTQ bill adds steps down the “slippery slope” of no return in our state’s rejection of biblical values and our civilization’s mores.  I fear that while we may be able to practically accommodate the conversion of public, single-stall bathrooms for anyone’s use now, it ultimately paves the way for requiring public, “gender neutral,” multiple-stall restrooms, showers and changing areas (as TARGET, some schools and federally funded facilities are doing now!).

These misguided, new restroom-regulations may seek to resolve some kind of perceived discrimination, but they also deny the expectation of privacy for others, when they are most vulnerable. And, evil people exploit these situations for perverted voyeurism, pedophilia, or even rape.  Sexual predators look for opportunity.  Dual-sex restrooms, fitting rooms, and shower facilities provide it.

May God guide us all in this “new reality.” May our elected officials discern the twisted, perverted times in which we live and courageously overcome political correctness, to give our women and girls the privacy, protection, and respect they deserve.

 

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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