In an effort to coerce North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
and state lawmakers into repealing the law, the U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against the state, claiming that their actions violate federal civil rights statutes. Attorney General Lynch made the incredulous argument
that keeping men out of women's bathrooms is the same kind of discrimination that kept African-Americans in separate bathrooms during the era of "Jim Crow" laws in southern states. The feds warned that North Carolina will lose more than $2 billion in federal funds if they do not capitulate.
However, Loretta Lynch and her bureaucratic lynch mobs have chosen the wrong opponent in Governor McCrory. The Governor has also filed suit in U.S District Court against the federal agencies, accusing them of a "radical reinterpretation" of the nation's civil rights laws, and of a "baseless and blatant overreach" of their constitutional authority.
"The Obama Administration is now bypassing Congress by attempting to rewrite the law and set restroom policies for public and private employers across the country," McCrory said. "They are now telling every
government agency and every company that employs more than 15 people that men should be allowed to use a women's locker room, restroom, or shower facilities."
Predictably, the ultraliberal media have served as pom-pom squads for the latest outrage from the Obama Administration. The editorial board of the Charlotte Observer
argued that girls should "overcome [their]discomfort" at viewing "male genitalia in [their] locker rooms." While the editorial writers said this "might be distressing to some...it was not nearly so awful as some people imagine."
Public officials across the country have deplored the foul impact of the Obama Administration's bathroom edict on the nation's public education system. Texas Lt.
Governor Dan Patrick predicts there will be a fresh exodus from the public schools. "This will be the end of public education, if this prevails. People will pull their kids out--homeschooling will explode, and private schools will increase."
While we could include countless paragraphs on public reaction to the bathroom mandate, we found these comments from Andrew Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission most insightful:
"This debate isn't really about transgender men or women using the restroom of their choice. The restroom wars are merely a proxy debate for a larger conflict about what it means to be a male and female. As Christians, we're told God created us in His image. God made men
and women as equal, but distinct."
"These distinctions are beautiful, good, and a testament to God's wisdom in creation. These distinctions are objective and permeate the very essence of our physiology and psychology. Rewriting laws to conform to the spirit of the age cannot rewrite the laws of nature and nature's God."
You can sign a letter expressing your opposition to the federal bathroom mandate by using this link:Bathroom Mandate
Once you have reached this website page, click the "take action" menu item at the right top corner of the page.