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Reality Must Trump Feelings

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Who would’ve thought that we’d ever come to the day where we have a debate on who goes to which restroom? It’s been well established that men go to the men’s room and women go to the ladies’ room. After all, what lady wants a man using the stall next to her? 

In February the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed an ordinance forcing all private businesses to allow transgender individuals to use the restroom of their choice. This means that a man who feels like a woman can go in the ladies’ room and use the stall next to little girls. Not only does this pose a danger to women and children, it is also unconstitutional in the state of North Carolina. 

In the Tar Heel state, the legislature is responsible for regulating non-discrimination policy so that all 522 municipalities in North Carolina have uniform non-discrimination laws and not hundreds of different standards. Imagine a company with various office locations throughout the state having to abide by hundreds of different ordinances. It would be chaotic. 

After the Charlotte ordinance passed, the governor called a special session and corrected the city of Charlotte by passing House Bill 2. This bill simply states that on government property, individuals must use the restroom or shower room that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. 

Men use the men’s room, and ladies use the ladies’ room. That seems simple enough doesn’t it? 

Apparently not. 

Upon passage of the bill, liberals went ballistic and the bullying began. LGBT activists along with corporate elites started demanding that men be allowed to use the same restroom as women and girls. Nasty insults were directed at anyone who dared challenge their way of thinking. The Left’s strategy is to throw loaded words and false accusations at their opponents in an effort to avoid discussing substance and facts. It’s the same strategy that was used against natural marriage proponents. 

The question that needs to be asked is: Do we abide by scientific data or the feelings and desires of a few? 

Gender fluidity is a relatively new concept that suggests some people may want self-expression as the opposite gender that biology says they are. Consequently, some have attempted to grant these persons access to the public restroom and fitting room facilities of their choice … despite their biological sex. 

However, if we begin to pass laws that allow men who feel like women and women who feel like men to access the restroom or changing room of the opposite sex, then we will have replaced basic biological truth with a policy based on how someone feels. And feelings change daily. When did feelings become more important than facts?  

If we accept gender fluidity over reality then what is to stop and all out slide down the slope? For example, if someone can say they feel like the opposite sex and are granted the same privileges as the opposite sex, then what keeps a 20-year-old from saying he feels like he’s 70 and applying for social security? If we accept and act on the gender fluidity concept, would age fluidity be far behind? Wouldn’t we need to accommodate the young man who feels like he’s old enough to retire? If gender fluidity is given credence and accommodation there is no end to how the principle could be used for selfish and incomprehensible means. 

While some people do legitimately struggle with their gender and embracing their God-given biology, we must not legitimize gender confusion. We simply cannot operate a society where feelings take priorities over biological realities.

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