“Mommy, there is a man in my bathroom!”

How to fight the SOGI laws and win.

Here is a  picture of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity ordinance (SOGI) that will be presented to the Goshen City Council. It’s the new strategy of the LGBT lobby. City by city, county by county they come in and try to pass this law essentially nullifying RFRA. Thanks to lawmakers who opened the door to the possibility of a statewide SOGI, this is probably similar to the language you will see in the 2016 General Assembly.

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It looks like a nice feel good fuzzy piece of work. However, words mean something. Take a minute to break a couple of these words down. What do they really mean? What do the words “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity” mean in practical terms? What happens when you add them to “employment opportunities” and “public accommodations?”  I did a simple search and found some of the definitions.

Sexual Orientation: The preferred term used when referring to an individual’s physical and/or emotional attraction to the same and/or opposite gender. “Gay,” “lesbian,” “bisexual” and “straight” are all examples of sexual orientations. A person’s sexual orientation is distinct from a person’s gender identity and expression. (Human Rights Campaign

Gender Identity: The term “gender identity,” distinct from the term “sexual orientation,” refers to a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological identification as a man, woman or some other gender, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on their birth certificate). (Human Rights Campaign)

Employment opportunities: An employment practice where employers do not engage in employment activities that are prohibited by law. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, color, sex, religion, or national origin. (Study.com)

Public accommodations: The term public accommodation refers to an establishment that offers its goods or services to the general public. Fort Wayne

From these definitions I have some questions about what SOGI laws really mean.

  • Can a man who “identifies as” or “feels like” a woman be allowed to use the woman’s restroom?
  • With both the US Constitution and the Indiana Constitution protecting religious freedom, how are SOGI laws Constitutional?
  • What will the state/city do to prevent a child molester from using the opposite sex bathroom?
  • Is a Christian daycare required to hire a homosexual employee or man in a dress? What about a Christian bookstore?
  • Is a Christian College required to change their lifestyle policy to accept homosexual students?
  • Is a Christian business such as a bakery, photographer, florist, required to participate in gay weddings?

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has answered some of these questions when they said,

Adding gender identity to nondiscrimination ordinances forces public businesses to let patrons choose which restroom they will use. Biological males can access the women’s facilities, putting the privacy and safety of women and girls at risk.”  This should put terror in the hearts of moms in Indiana.

The Ordinance will make it illegal for public accommodations to “discriminate,” which is defined to include excluding someone from any opportunity because of gender identity. “Exclude from any opportunity” is broad enough to include use of restrooms, shower rooms, and locker rooms. This means that business owners will be required to allow patrons to choose whether they use the men’s or women’s restroom. Similarly, patrons of fitness centers and swimming pools will be able to choose which shower or locker room they utilize. This raises privacy and safety concerns, especially for women and girls.

Do you see this? We are sacrificing women’s safety at the altar of tolerance and diversity.

The ADF also stated,

The Ordinance specifically applies to “public accommodations” “(that is, public businesses), and will allow claims of discrimination against them for declining to print messages, or engage in activities, that violate their religious faith convictions….Meanwhile, the constitutional right to free speech “includes both the right to speak freely and the right to refrain from speaking.”A long line of U.S. Supreme Court precedent establishes that the government cannot force citizens or organizations to convey messages that they deem objectionable; nor may it punish them for declining to convey such messages.

This means SOGI laws are unconstitutional and MUST be stopped before we fall prey to activist judges who create their own laws from the bench. Friends, it has already happened. Look at the following list of real stories. These are not “what if” stories. These did not come from the Enquirer. These are stories of lives destroyed because of SOGI laws.

What has happened around the nation with SOGI laws?

  1. Owner of Arlene’s Flowers shop, Barronelle Stutzman was sued by the government for her belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.
  2. Christian Bakers face $135,000 fine for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding couple. 
  3. Jon and Elaine Huguenin, Elane’s Photography sued for refusing to photograph a gay wedding. Fined $7,000.00. 
  4. Houston Officials have requested five preachers turn in communications that have focused on homosexuality or the contentious equal rights ordinance, which these individuals have fervently opposed.
  5. Minister sued for not performing same sex wedding.
  6. Cynthia and Robert Gifford’s (Liberty Ridge Farms) fined $15,000 and sent to re-education camp for not hosting a gay wedding. 
  7. Sex-Offender Status Complicates Transgender Woman’s Dallas Hospital Bathroom-Usage Citation. 
  8. Cross-Dressing man allegedly videotaped women in restroom..
  9. Man sentenced after going into women’s locker room. 
  10. Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom
  11. Cross-dressing Peeper Infiltrates Cal Women’s Locker Room
  12. Man dressed as woman tried to take pictures in dorm, police say.
  13. Purdue police investigate report of man taking photographs in women’s restroom
  14. Cross-dressing man arrested for exposure at Walmart
  15. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting; Judge rules in favor of same sex couple. the
  16. Lesbian Couple Wins Discrimination Lawsuit Against Religious Bed and Breakfast Owner Who Denied Them a Room
  17. Christian schools sued (Page 24)
  18. Transgender Teen Awarded $75,000 in School Restroom Lawsuit.

There are HUNDREDS of stories like these. My blogging capability has limited linking ability. There are just too many to list. You open the news these days and read story after story of the attacks on people of faith.  Crazy stories of basic safety issues when public restrooms and shower areas are violated by sexual predators under the guise of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.”

Let me make a quick observation and ask a question about #18: Not only do you have  major SAFETY and privacy issues when you implement SOGI laws, but what is to stop a student strapped for cash, to get a “two for one deal!” Watch the girls and win a lawsuit! The “transgendered” teen in this article won a prize $75,000 smackers! What qualifies a student for that big win? Do they have to have sex change surgery… or do they just have to identify with the opposite sex? This article answers that question!

The order prohibits the district from “refusing access by transgender students to school restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity.

Gender Identity: The term “gender identity,” distinct from the term “sexual orientation,” refers to a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological identification as a man, woman or some other gender, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on their birth certificate). (Human Rights Campaign)

Delaware-Bathroom-Bill-Scare-Ad-300x221If I haven’t convinced you how critical this is, take a look at this quote from open homosexual and former Congressman Barney Frank, who warns that “gender identity” laws will give men the right to use women’s showers in public facilities. Even HE opposes this radical move. Rep. Frank said:

There are workplace situations — communal showers, for example — when the demands of the transgender community fly in the face of conventional norms and therefore would not pass in any Congress. I’ve talked with transgender activists and what they want — and what we will be forced to defend — is for people with penises who identify as women to be able to shower with other women. There are no votes for that. And if that is the price for this bill, it is wrong.”

The LGBT lobby has figured out it is easier to pass these kinds of laws locally. Currently there are about eight different cities, in Indiana that are trying to pass them including Goshen (see above ordinance).  They MUST be stopped locally.

How can we stop SOGI?

By showing up! Watch for the local ordinances to be introduced in your city, (and they will), and then show up in mass. Bring these real life stories with you and speak out. Many of these councilmen/women just want to pass nice feel good laws. They don’t know the dangers unless you tell them. Get your churches to show up to the city hall meetings and say NO.  Get Christian businesses to how up and say NO. People of faith must show up and say NO!  Educate them and say… NO!

There are some ways you can protect yourself proactively. I have linked to a great tool you can download and use, but the biggest thing we need to do is show up and say ABSOLUTELY NOT!

The ultimate goal of the LGBT community is to pass a sweeping statewide SOGI.  There WILL be a draft sent to the General Assembly for the 2016 session and you need to prepare now. We saw the weak spines last session with the RFRA debacle. Churches have now united and are now prepared to launch a united movement to stop this. The Indiana Coalition to Protect Religious Freedom has also linked with the Indiana Pastors Alliance and will bring a sweeping grassroots message to any lawmaker who is even thinking of caving. Like both pages and join the movement sweeping through the state. It is time to put the lawmakers on notice to say, “We have elected you to protect our freedoms, and we expect it to be done!”

There is no time to mess around. Educate yourself. Activate NOW.

 

Editors Note: The ink had not yet dried on this blog when I was sent another article. In unintended error I emphasized the safety and violation of women’s rights. When this stuff hits the fan, it will impact all of us. Men and women alike. This story was just released this morning:

Girl Sues to Use Men’s Room because Transgender: 

A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys’ restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Gavin Grimm in the lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board. The complaint says Grimm, 16, used the communal restrooms without incident until the board, responding to complaints from local residents, adopted a policy in December requiring transgender students to use a private facility.
Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/06/girl-sues-to-use-mens-room-because-transgender/#yZ6u8Gl1QXYDqACp.99

Transgender Teen Sues Virginia School Board for Allegedly Not Allowing Him to Use Boys Room


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Related Article: Indiana, introducing SOGI…the RFRA revenge.

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