Politico’s Nick Gass reported:
Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday [April 21, 2016].
“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC’s “Today.”
Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should “leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said he agreed.
Here are three reasons why Donald Trump is wrong for supporting transgender bathrooms:
- James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, from Pennsylvania was charged after 10-year-old girl found him in women’s restroom stall. Wesley Robinson from PennLive.com reported, “James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, of Quarryville is accused of using his cellphone to look over and under the restroom stall walls, as well as viewing pornography on his phone while in the bathroom, according to Lancaster police. Around 9 p.m. April 14, police responded to the Sheetz on the 1100 block of Manheim Pike for a report of suspicious activity. The girl had told her mother, who was waiting outside the bathroom, that Shoemaker was holding his phone over the top of an adjoining stall while she was in the bathroom, police said in a news release. Employees said Shoemaker had gone to the store’s bathroom area about an hour before police arrived. An investigation determined that Shoemaker went into the restroom and viewed pornographic images, police said.” Read more.
Jason Pomare, 33, who is suspected of dressing like a woman and carrying a camera inside her purse to allegedly film customers at a Palmdale, CA Macy’s store while they were changing. John Cadiz Klemack reports from NBC Channel 4 News reports, “Charges were filed Tuesday [May 14, 2016] against a man who wore a wig and women’s clothing to disguise himself as he allegedly used a concealed camera to record “hours” of video of women in a Los Angeles-area department store restroom. Jason Pomare, 33, of Palmdale, was arrested Saturday after customers contacted security officers at a Macy’s store to report a man in the women’s restroom. The security officers contacted a deputy, who was on patrol at the Antelope Valley Mall (map) when he saw a man matching the subject’s description leave the store…Pomare (pictured, right) was charged Tuesday with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. After his arrest, investigators said a video camera found in his purse had “hours” of video of women using the restroom inside the store.” Read more.
- MaryAnne Sato – Alison Morrow from KING 5 News reports, “Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. A man undressed in a women’s locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity. It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30 pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.’ ‘Really bizarre,’ MaryAnne Sato said. ‘I can’t imagine why they would want to do that anyway!’ Sato uses the locker room a few times a week, but she says this is a first for her. It’s also a first for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Employees report that the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman, yet he still cited a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification. The issue drew protesters from both sides to Olympia on Monday. Opponents claim the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs but supporters say that’s an unrealistic fear. Read more.
This issue is one of public safety. It is an issue to protect underage children from sexual predators. It is an issue of public responsibility for protecting women and children, boys and men from sexual assault.
In a column titled “Our (Sexual) Carthage Must Be Destroyed” David Carlin writes:
[A] fter winning the Third Punic War, Rome razed [the city of] Carthage and scattered its people. A few centuries later, a new city with the same name was built on the site (it was this later Carthage where St. Augustine got his higher education and became a Manichean). But the old city, the Phoenician Carthage of Dido and Hannibal, was gone forever. It never troubled Rome again.
We are at about that point (the point at which the enemy has to be destroyed utterly) in the war between the Christian idea of sex and the modern secular idea of sex. The sexual revolution, which commenced about 50 or 60 years ago, has resulted in a very convincing victory for the revolutionists. The Christian idea of sexual conduct has been defeated. But now the secularists are proceeding to the next step, that is, the complete destruction – the pulverization, the atomization – of the Christian idea.
Christians, the defeated party, might wish to say, “Okay, you have won the war. We give up the fight for dominance. But can’t you be merciful? Can’t you tolerate us as a harmless minority, the way we tolerate persons who believe in flying saucers?” The secular sexual revolutionaries, however, will reply, “No, you and your sex ethic have troubled the world for too many centuries. Your crimes are innumerable and unforgivable. We have to make sure your ethic never comes back to spoil once again the pleasures of the world.”
Transgender bathrooms are the new battleground, the new Carthage, the new moral line in the sand.
On this issue Donald Trump got it wrong, very wrong.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Donald Trump speaking to the overflow crowd during a campaign event at Stephen Decatur High School on April 20, 2016 in Berlin, Md. Public school campuses have become a hot bed for the transgender bathroom issue. AP Photo.