Engaging Your World

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


It has been some time since my last post, but this subject is too important to be quiet about. The Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill HB1728 which has become known as the "bathroom bill". This is a bill that seeks to allow anyone with a feeling that they are of a different gender to take advantage of that genders facilities everywhere and anywhere that is not private, which in this state means everywhere but home. What this bill would do is allow men to go into ladies restrooms, locker rooms and showers, as long as they believed they were a woman trapped in a man's body. As long as they felt like a woman that day they could go into ladies areas, and the reverse would be true for women who felt like men.

The ramifications of this transgender hate crimes legislation is stunning. You would be looking at fines and imprisonment simply for speaking against this if it were to be law. Churches would be in violation if they were to preach against this, as well as individuals. The people of this state need to understand what is happening and make it clear that they will not stand for this. Any pedophile under the auspice of feeling like a woman could enter ladies facilities anywhere, legally with the full authority of the law behind them. The bill is HB1728, you need to call your representative and let them know you are against this on every level, and will hold them accountable for their position on this issue.

The tragic news is that as of now there are 104 legislators sponsoring this bill which is a majority. It is still in committee where it died in 2008 and it needs to die that same death in 2009. The question as always is what are you prepared to do about this?

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