This week, the Trump Justice Department announced they would no longer enforce protections against transsexual students at public schools across the country. Instead, they will allow individual states to decide what, if any, protections trans students are to be given, such as what bathroom they are allowed to use.
The action from the Department of Justice is part of a larger agenda being pushed by religious extremists in this country who now have Vice President Mike Pence as their shining star in the Trump administration. Pence has never met a form of discrimination against the LGBT community that he didn’t support and seek to force on others. It’s bigotry, pure and simple, but Pence says it in soothing tones so his eager disciples can feel good about hating others in a very non-Christian way.
Into this debate steps former Star Trek actor George Takei, who is also active in the campaign for equal rights for LGBT Americans. With one tweet, Takei made it clear what this is really all about:
Learn from our past. Please. pic.twitter.com/ZTSHwzm8JA
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 23, 2017
Nailed it! It’s about civil rights, not what water fountain you may or may not drink from. Same with bathrooms. We’ve probably all used a public restroom with a trans person and we didn’t even know it. But were we harmed by it? Hell no!
It would be nice if the religious fanatics in this country would heed the wisdom found in the book they claim to revere and obey the words of the savior they say they want to emulate. As Jesus instructed:
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)
Oh, and here’s one more I threw in for good measure. Christ also said:
“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)
Thank you, George, for reminding us all that this is about basic human decency, which is something far too many so-called “Christians” are willing to discard when it doesn’t suit their personal biases.
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