North Carolina has been in the news for taking a huge stand. And it hasn't been popular with everybody. The state recently said that transgenders would have to use the restroom or public shower that matches their original gender. This would protect kids and women from being targeted by sexual predators. But sadly, this bold move was met with derision (with companies and celebrities like Bruce Springsteen boycotting the state)--and now with a terrible threat from Obama.
President Obama was not happy about NC's move, but it was supposed to be the state's decision. But now Obama is trying to force NC to change their policy by threatening to remove federal funding of children's education. The Christian Post reports that Obama's administration sent a letter to NC stating, "Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from their gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII."
Title V11 grants the state some 4.5 billion dollars in education funding. The threat is a terrible one, leveraging children's education for transgenders' feelings. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest rightly said in response that Obama is using "children and their educational futures as pawns to advance an agenda," and added that it's one of the "sickest examples of the depths the Obama Administration will stoop to fundamentally transform our nation."
The Family Research Council released a video this week that highlighted Obama's terrible agenda: "While ISIS is infiltrating America, President Obama seems confused about human biology. While Russia taunts our military, President Obama is fighting for men to have access to women's locker rooms."
NC Governor McCrory has yet to make an official decision, but it is looking like he will not be easily bullied. He said, "Every state will be impacted by this interpretation, I might add, by one agency within the Obama administration. This is one interpretation by one agency."
"The Obama administration has not only staked out its position for North Carolina, but for all states, universities and most employers in the U.S," McCrory continued. "The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy. We will be reviewing to determine the next steps."
We hope and pray that NC continues to stand up for righteousness and protection of its citizens. Do you agree? What do you think of Obama's threats? Let us know in the Comments! Thank you!