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Letter: Columnist takes extreme views on transgender bathroom fight
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I understand in trying to present news in an unbiased manner you have to pick journalists from both sides of specific issues. In selecting Ann McFeatters, however, you have selected an “attack dog” who recognizes absolutely nothing good about conservative or Christian values, or any approach that is in opposition to this administration’s actions.

The May 14 attack on North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” was typical of her defensive and vitriolic outlook on any activity not condoned by the Obama administration.

North Carolina’s bathroom bill has nothing to do with “people’s private lives.” What is “private” about public bathrooms? When Congress originally banned discrimination “on the basis of sex,” it certainly wasn’t considering anything to do with “gender identity.” The current issue is generated by LGBT groups about perceived discrimination.

To Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, it’s just additional voters. Look especially at what the “B” stands for in LGBT. It is for bisexual, and the definition is “romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females.”

“Biological sex” is the physical structures God has given you at birth. Gender identity is simply the inner feelings of an individual who wants to identify with the opposite sex from his or her biological sex. This can include male, man, boy, female, woman, girl, transgender, gender variant, gender nonconforming or any combination of these terms.

According to some people there are up to 60 gender identities. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or even asexual. Under proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services, sex would not just mean male or female, but also neither, both, or a combination of male and female.

The primary intent of North Carolina’s law is to keep predatory males out of female’s bathrooms or dressing rooms. It’s not aimed at so called transgenders (the law even allows special accommodation for people who “identify” as transgender with single-occupancy facilities). Furthermore, what woman or girl would want a “biological” man in her bathroom, having no idea whether he is a heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transgender?

Are we going to add another department in Health and Human Services to register all males as one of 60 variants, and issue them a card to show to the females in the bathroom? Makes you wonder how officials would recognize a predatory heterosexual male who applies for a card, doesn’t it?

Abuses are already occurring due to the administration’s actions. One school superintendent in Texas adopted new transgender student guidelines without input from parents, school board members or others in the community. The rules include requiring school personnel to address a student by their gender preference or identity even without guardian or parent consent. Boys who identify as girls may use the girl’s restroom. Students have access to a single-stall restroom, but if the girls are uncomfortable using their facilities with the “biological” boy, they have to line up at the single stall restroom — not the boy!

Frankly, it appears that this administration is “discriminating” against the vast majority of the people and their preferences in this country, in favor of a tiny minority of people who are making a stink about nothing!

Monte E. Seehorn
Gainesville

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