Potty training introduces children to reading while in the bathroom. Yet, well before modern advancements, adults have used bathrooms as a second library. Prior to cell phones and the internet, residential homes usually contained one bathroom with a newspaper rack, bucket or shelf filled with a collection of material to pass your time. Recently, a new bathroom dispute in North Carolina simply known as House Bill 2 has ignited the liberal media.
Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other,” 1 Kings 3:24-25.
The actual bill states that it is illegal for anyone in the state to use a public restroom that does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. Makes sense right? Wrong! In this inclusive society, North Carolina is leaving out the transgender crowd. Here is where feelings, interpretation and law get confused. My understanding of this law is that North Carolina’s intent is to create safe bathrooms free from sexual predators to protect children. While this does exclude the transgender from public facilities, this bill serves as a safe guard against anyone attempting to access a bathroom under the guise of transgender to prey on innocent children.
The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!” Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother,” 1 Kings 3:26-27.
If you watch college basketball or football, then you’ve heard that the NCAA is pulling all of their national sporting events out of North Carolina in protest of House Bill 2. From where I sit, it seems pretty hypocritically of an organization who has become a cash cow, a billion dollar entity to be the moral authority when they don’t have their own act together. Nearly every day on ESPN, breaking news streams at the bottom of the screen detailing another star player or recruit who is arrested, charged or is under investigation for a crime. Drug abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault are weekly occurring on college campuses throughout the country. Perhaps, the NCAA should stop lecturing North Carolina about how to legislate and should start using all the money they make on television contracts to help student athletes become better citizens, individuals and stewards of their own gifts.
by Jay Mankus
ps – Visit North Carolina when you get a chance; its a great state with wonderful beaches and mountains!