Guest column: Government oversteps on LGBT issues
By Philip Wemhoff Tue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 4:08 pm http://jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2016-06-07/story/guest-column-government-oversteps-lgbt-issues
Following the federal transgender “bathroom” mandate, Duval’s school superintendent revealed that he had implemented that LGBT manifesto years ago.
However, school policy goes beyond bathrooms, allowing males to enter female locker, shower and dressing rooms – viewing minor girls in all stages of undress – and to utilize dormitory and sleeping arrangements, if they’re part of ”any education program or activity”.
LGBT students aren’t required to prove gender identity. Longstanding modesty and privacy rights are abolished, threatening student safety. Thwarted is the foremost duty of parents: To protect their children.
The school board must support concerned Duval families, who, like residents of many states, oppose the federal mandate.
Illinois activists ridicule security fears as “hysteria – the anatomy is the least important indication of gender”. Michigan officials tell fearful girls “to look at the wall” and boys to stand closer to urinals.
Teen girls display far greater wisdom as quoted in the dailysignal.com: “Now we have someone with male genitals in our girls’ locker room when we are changing”; “The locker room is already filled with so much judgment [we don’t need more]”; “It is unfair to infringe upon the rights of others to accommodate one person.”
Government “bathroom” edicts have immense, negative consequences:
Out-of-control government has outlawed “hurt feelings” – with all costs paid by taxpayers and illicit curbs on privacy, security and free speech.
The school board must rescind its harmful policy and await the outcomes of related lawsuits, which will likely overthrow the federal mandate.
In Congressional testimony Civil Rights Commissioner and law professor Gail Heriot dismantled federal Title IX-based arguments:
Georgia’s ACLU director abruptly resigned, protesting the federal mandate as a violation of “women’s civil rights”. Her turning-point: When transgender adults entered their restroom her “children were visibly frightened – concerned about their safety."
Males, posing as females, can dominate female
athletic teams, a condition which may deny
scholarships and playing opportunities to girls.
And, opposing teams are angered by the injustice.
This is the Left’s War on Women. The photo
shows Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot winning the champion-
ship. He's a male who “identifies” as female.
The LGBT goal is widespread recognition as normal. But, statistics-savvy LGBT leaders know that the “normal distribution curve” can never grant normalcy to LGBT lifestyles.
So, they seek an alternative: Employ the blunt force of government to fabricate the illusion of normalcy and crush all opposition.
To gain these ends their contemptible government allies eagerly nullify the Constitution, endanger children and swell the taxpayer burden.
Philip Wemhoff, a long-time Jacksonville resident, is a consultant and energy design expert with formal education in physics, economic analysis and business administration. He is a member of DefendJaxFamilies.
Transgender Bathrooms: School Board Policy
& The Obama Edict