Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Transgender War Climaxes in the US

With barely three months left of his tenure as the President of the United States, Barack Obama is fighting tooth and nail to deal one final blow to the core fabric of family in his country.  As we reported in 2009, in the early days of Mr Obama’s presidency:  “Indeed just a few minutes after [Obama’s] inauguration, his staff posted his agendas concerning homosexuality and abortion on the White House website. The postings also included his avowed decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act” (http://churcharise.blogspot.com.ng/2009/03/re-is-obama-antichrist.html ).  His latest act, in June, is the announcement by the Pentagon that openly transgender people could now serve in the nation’s armed forces (http://tinyurl.com/z84sz6y).
         But the big battle is in schools, directly affecting the critical, coming generation.  In his final salvo in that sector, in May, Mr Obama announced new rules  requiring that public schools allow transgender students to use toilet facilities consistent with whatever gender status they claim, irrespective of the gender listed in their birth certificates.  Eleven states, led by Texas went to court at that time.  With Obama’s hot aggression against non-compliant states, especially against North Carolina, which passed a law directly opposing the new rule,  ten other states, led by Nebraska have on July 8, also gone to court requesting “legal clarity” in the  interpretation of existing laws.
         The core of the matter is the meaning of the word “sex” in Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination “on the basis of sex”.  In 2014, the Obama administration had clarified that the existing federal ban on discrimination on the basis of sex  “extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity” – in other words,  transgenders. The new rule in May was portrayed as an innocuous build-up on this definition.
        The lawsuits from the states is however challenging this interpretation by Mr Obama’s federal government.  According to the new lawsuit: “The legislative history of Title IX reveals no intent to include ‘gender identity’ within the meaning of ‘sex….The term ‘sex’, as used in Title IX and its implementing regulations, means male and female, under the traditional binary conception of sex consistent with one’s genes and anatomy.”

       In the meantime, the Obama government is aggressively using every power in its custody to push its position while the matter lingers in the courts. States who refuse to allow transgenders to whatever toilets they choose in public schools stand to lose enormous amount of federal funding.  For instance, North Carolina stands to lose up to $4.8bn if it does not comply with the federal government’s rules on transgenders. Hence the high stakes attached to the lawsuits.
        So far while state and federal legislative houses have generally supported the traditional position that “sex” in Title IX is referring to the gender assigned at birth based on anatomy, the Courts have largely tended to support the transgenders, with hefty fines imposed on non-complying authorities or individuals, as we have reported in several previous issues. It seems clear that the matter will not be laid to rest till it reaches the Supreme Court.
          It’s amazing that ordinarily intelligent people could argue on such self-evident point that the male and female genders are basic character of life-forms on earth; and needed for the sustenance of life.  This is a clear example of people being given over by God to “strong delusion” (2 Thess 2:11)
          What ‘s particularly amazing is how arguments used to support one crazy notion in one case can be advanced to support another crazy idea, directly contradicting the first one, simply as it fits into the new world order agenda. 
         For instance while people are actively encouraged to change their minds on what gender they think they are (with free medical services for so-called sex-change therapies, see last edition of CA!), it is taboo to suggest that homosexuals are not just “born that way,” and that they too can be encouraged to change their impression of their sexuality.
       Once in a while though, even from the very core of advocates for the spurious “rights” of deviants in society, truth and common-sense often breaks through, opening previously blind eyes and producing radical turn-arounds.
        Such was the case with Maya Dillard Smith, the State Director of the  rather notorious ACLU in Georgia.  Maya Dillard Smith by virtue of her office had been a staunch advocate for transgenders’ right and all that. She however got a first-hand feel for the situation on the other side of field, where normal people also seek to protect their rights to a sane society.  As recalled by Ms Smith herself, she was jolted back to the real world, when “three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices” entered the female toilet with her two elementary school-age daughters.
        According to Ms Smith: “My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”
       Confronted with such reality, Maya Smith, who is one of only three black State Directors of the ACLU, wrote to resign her appointment.
      If things continue on the present trajectory in “God’s own country”, then every other objective measure of reality in life, including age, skin colour, even specie, would soon become relative.  For instance, adults who claim they actually are children, (eg. See Wolschtt of Toronto in CA! Vol 18 Q 4) could start filing for protection of their rights, say to participate in children’s competitions. Does all this call for laughter or weeping?

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