The cultural debate over "transgender rights" in public schools has moved to California, where a legislative committee passed a bill Wednesday (April 17) that would outlaw sex-segregated bathrooms and athletic teams.
Under the bill -- which passed the Assembly Education Committee by a vote of 5-2 -- a student will be "permitted to participate in sex-segregated
school programs, activities, and facilities, including athletic teams
and competitions," consistent with "his or her gender identity,
I remember having unisex bathrooms in preschool. Even at 3 and 4 years old I remember how uncomfortable I felt about it. At lunchtime the teachers would have all the students get in line to use the restroom. There were no dividers in between each toilet which stood side by side. I would wait until everyone Sat to eat to go but that didn't last long because the teachers caught on to what I was doing and I began to get in trouble because of it. I still remember one little boy who would always stare at me while using the restroom and I told but no one would do anything about it. This was the same boy who I would run from because he would always try to kiss me and of course I would be the one who got punished for running. I see this being a problem especially for the girls. This law is not going to stop bullying and it certainly is not going to protect our youth. The only thing I see coming out of it is a whole new set of problems that are going to lead to more than bullying.
case in point why Christians actually need to be informed before making opinions. now how many Cristians are getting into the antibullying movement thinking its about human psychology and "feel good" message?
Actually, California law already did away with the meaning sex or gender markings on public restrooms everywhere about five years ago. Under current law, anyone can use the gender of restroom for which they best identify. So this just bill would just change the sign and take the problem to the next level.
We lived in California when the law was changed and fortunately do not now. My wife experienced boys and girls using the toilet together and always challenged the boys for being there.
The very powerful homosexual community in California will push to demolish anything that gets in the way of their agenda to "normalize" their sin into accepted behavior while stopping any attempt to show the sin, for which they identify themselves, to be what the Lord has declared it...sin.
Stand by...it's going to get worse. Please pray for the Christians who live there as well as their safety in the midst of all of what's happening.
Perew wrote: For thousands of years of mans history people all over the world who read this article would think it was a complete nut who came up with the idea. ...
This is why California is commonly referred to as the granola state...tis the land of fruits, nuts and flakes.
jpw wrote: sounds like a concentration camp. demoralizing the girls and keeping the boys from stepping into their God-given role as protectors... (reminds me of the groping episodes at our airports) Rufus, is it a good book?
It is not good in the sense of is it Godly. It is good in the sense of understanding what the agenda of the bad folks are. Aldus wrote the book, his daddy Thomas was a eugenicist and the eugenicists are pretty much running the show right now.
If you take 1984, Atlas Shrugged and a Brave New World and mix in a little Fahrenheit 451 and you'll have a pretty good idea of where we are at and how we got here.
Yet, ignore it all and just read Genesis through Revelation (KJV of course) and you'll have a far better idea.
I know that this is encouraging many kids to bunk off and walk to the public loos down the street or go home. Very embarrassing - imagine a 12 year old girl needing sanitary protection - I think they stopped the vending machines for that. It's really quite unsensative and they don't hear the sad stories of kids behind closed doors- and no, in case you ask, it didn't stop bullying at all. My daughters friend was attacked in the loos by the school bully the other week- lost a lot of hair bruised. It's a farce.
From a different perspective, I'm not sure how many boys and girls would enjoy this when it comes down to some real business if you know what I mean. Imagine Johnny entering in to a not-so-pleasant aroma as that fair looking girl walks out. Or, in order to avoid this embarrassing scenario both boys and girls hold in what needs to come out, which would lead to other problems.
jpw wrote: .... but its, in actuality, a progression of demoralizing. in this dystopic world, homosexuality, and increased abortions are good, but having families is odd, and a burden on mother nature.
I always find your posts interesting, JPW...you always put a different edge and perspective on things. Sometimes I have to read them over a couple of times though because you pack so much info I to a limited space.
Christopher000 wrote: Lisa, do you know why and how this was found to be acceptable? ... Really makes no sense to me
that's exactly the reason its being done.
you may want to find the articles on Dan Savage who is bringing to us the antibullying movement for public schools. FoxNews has an article with video. He chastises Christians in a High School rally to the point that they walk out. Calls the bible a dirty word, and elevates homosexuality.
the antibullying movement is actually a movement to demoralize Christianity and make homosexuality acceptable. in fact, someone who would see the lifestyle to be abhorrent, or even to feel sorry for them because it is harmful to them, this would be the "bully" and the guy rebelling against his family and nature would be the hero in the role play.
now we see fellow Christian in Wales experiencing the open perversions to girls in the name of "reducing bullying".
its a form of indoctrination for global purposes. the point is that life does not derive from the bible and family but from the collective.
but its, in actuality, a progression of demoralizing. in this dystopic world, homosexuality, and increased abortions are good, but having families is odd, and a burden on mother nature.
No - I don't know. I am a child psychiatrist, so only stumbled upon it happening because the kids I treat occasionally alluded to it. I have asked and the teachers that I spoke to said something about research proving that it reduces bullying. I would be jolly uncomfortable if it were me at that age.
Lisa, do you know why and how this was found to be acceptable? Like, how did a conversation about something like this even begin and what was the reason that brought the project to fruition? Do the schools have no room for seperate restrooms...I really don't get the logic. Teenagers...of all people because their hormones are boiling over, they are sexually charged, etc. I can't imagine... Really makes no sense to me and I have never heard of kids, or anyone, being forced to use the same restroom at the same time.