There is no gay rights movement … There is only an LGBT movement. Voters should remember that this Tuesday.
The major organizations promoting same-sex marriage don’t stop there. They want “LGBT” rights. That stands for “Lesbian, Gay, Transgender.”
Don’t believe me? Go to the Human Rights Campaign and click About Us: “Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans.” Read a Freedom To Marry tweet: Find them under hashtag #lgbt. Read the mission statement of GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders): “We tear down more of the outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied LGBT people and people with HIV basic protections.”
What will the ascendancy of these rights mean for America? Ask Olympia, Washington. That’s where Evergreen State College has adopted the kind of LGBT policies that activists hope Americans nationwide will adopt, starting with gay marriage.
One Evergreen student is a 45-year-old man who considers himself a woman and calls himself Colleen Francis. The LGBT-friendly college accepts that he can be whatever gender he wants, and considers it this man’s right to use the women’s locker room.
It doesn’t matter that girls from nearby Olympia High School and children from a local swimming club also use the locker room. The 45-year-old man says he’s a woman, so he exposes himself to little girls with the college’s blessing.
Says the Foxnews report: “According to a police report, the mother of a 17-year-old girl complained after her daughter saw the transgender individual walking naked in the locker room. A female swim coach confronted the man sprawled out in a sauna exposing himself. She ordered him to leave and called police. The coach later apologized when she discovered the man was transgendered …”
The article quotes the LGBT man himself:
“This is not 1959 Alabama,” Francis told the television station. “We don’t call police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.”
If this sounds like an off-the-wall example that isn’t likely to be repeated elsewhere: It’s not. This is mainstream LGBT policy. The Transgender Law & Policy Institute includes a Q&A about what measures LGBT activists are seeking. Says the Institute:
“Question: Does this mean women will have to share bathrooms with men?
“Answer: This law will prevent people from being forced to use bathrooms that do not correspond to their gender identity.”
Lots of people are very sympathetic to gay rights, generally. Not wanting to discriminate against homosexuals isn’t just understandable, it’s Church teaching. (And there are many ways to fight discrimination short of redefining society’s basic procreative institution out of existence.)
But while many people are sympathetic to homosexuals, nearly everyone would balk at giving men the right to use women’s bathrooms.
It’s another example of the wisdom of my favorite Pope John Paul II quote about same-sex marriage and other efforts to reengineer us sexually: “Families will be the first victims of the evils that they have done no more than note with indifference.”