Daily Archives: April 19, 2016

Exit Common Sense!

I am confused. I have been hearing a lot about North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law”.   The HB2, known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act which directs public schools, and government agencies that multiple-occupancy restrooms and changing facilities be designated for the sex into which individuals were born. I’m naïve I suppose, because I assumed that that was the case. But how is that enforced? Do I have to carry my birth certificate?

Another thing that HB2 addressed was the prohibition to cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances protecting gay and transgender people. Apparently, the city of Charlotte passed an ordinance allowing transgender residents to use the restroom of the gender that they identify themselves with.

I personally don’t believe that I would be comfortable to have the formerly known as Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner, enter the same bathroom facilities as me. Yes, we both have a right of access to a public restroom, but why wouldn’t a single designated restroom be an appropriate response? I would even be okay with single designated facilities for females and males as many small establishments do.

Years ago, when I worked for state government as an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, I remember hearing about a case or two where state departments had to create a separate single bathroom designated for the transgender employee. To me, that made sense. To me, that was an appropriate response and at the time, to my knowledge it was not viewed as discriminatory.

I know that I am probably in the minority. Everyone wants to say “I’m Okay, You’re Okay”, but only if I agree with you. I’m sorry but my positions haven’t changed just because times have changed. My views are framed by the Bible, and although, it is a living Word, it does not change. What was sin thousand of years ago, is still sin.

Meanwhile, HB2 has resulted in Bruce Springsteen, among other celebrities cancelling their concerts in protest of the law. Is it discriminatory? CNN looks at both sides.

I want to know why are we here, and where will this take us? Like I stated in an earlier post: I Am Scared.