It's easy to hold a position until it really hits home. So many have asked how Obama would feel if his young daughters were put in a dangerous situation because of his new transgender laws (including shared bathrooms, showers, field trip hotel rooms, and college dorm rooms). But he seems to not care. However, this mother really does care after she saw how shaken up her daughters were in a transgender bathroom encounter.
Life Site News reports that Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, resigned because she could no longer agree with the organization's push for transgender bathroom bills.
“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” Smith shared. “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."
Smith has started a website, "Finding Middle Ground," to help find an answer to the tough question of protecting transgenders and women and children at the same time. “How can we ask these kinds of questions without being called a homophobe?” the site's video asks. “How do we prevent predators from preying on kids in bathrooms?”
The powerful video shows a young black girl sharing her feelings. “I don't want him to be uncomfortable in the boy's bathroom, either,” she said, referencing a transgender peer. “I don't want them to be uncomfortable anywhere. But what about me, too?”
Smith has been met with vitriol by the transgender community. One transgender activist has publicly called her “lazy,” “ill-educated,” and a “b--ch” who needs to sit down and “STFU.” We feel quite the opposite. We are proud of her for listening to the heart of her children and standing up for their safety and feelings! Not many others are right now! Do you agree?