In a stunning and almost unbelievable move, the politicians in Sacramento approved the agenda-driven co-ed bathrooms and showers in the school system.
It was presented under the guise of respect for transgender students. Besides the fact this is a very small minority of students who would request this, Assembly Bill 1266 was introduced by a committed LBGT proponent Tom Ammiano. This is not as much about respect for students struggling with sexual identity but more about Ammiano’s personal agenda.
While it is proper to be respectful of all people regardless of their sexual preferences or identities, it is also reasonable to recognize that there is a respect to be given to those who do not subscribe to the same. Why should the majority of students be subjected to an unreasonable law that would bring embarrassment to them? Why should a boy be allowed to go into a girl’s locker room at any time he feels compelled? How would a parent feel having their teen daughter exposed to the embarrassment of sharing a shower with a boy? Or vice versa? Where is the respect given to students that are not struggling with their identity?
Why has our country now gone from a voice of the majority to a voice for the minority? Why should the majority of the country be subjected to the beliefs of the minority? This does not mean we are not to respect them and allow them their to express their personal beliefs, but the majority of students should be able to go to the showers without having someone of the opposite sex next to them.
This issue is not a political issue at all; it is a spiritual issue in many ways. The selection of sexual identity has been determined before our birth by God. The Scriptures state, “So God created man in his own image, in image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27)
These distinctions are spiritually stated and physically manifested. There can be no doubt what God has created, He made according to His plan for our lives. While man may reject this identity, it is God who made us. For a person to reject God’s choice in creation would be to question God. Was God right in our sexual identity and can we change that according to our wishes? You may reject the Bible and God, but Biblically this is truly a spiritual issue.
Assembly Bill 1266 is also a moral issue. Exposing young people to the nude body of the opposite sex is a prescription for disaster. There will no doubt be assaults and physical attacks occurring in the future. How sad that our children have to be put into an insecure situation. There is already a moral dilemma in this country with child molestation in occurring often in schools. This will only compound the problem and add more injury to a growing moral problem in this country.
Maybe the reason children are questioning their identities is because they have not spiritually met their creator. The Bible clearly teaches that God made us in His image and He loves us. We need to return to our creator and recognize Him as our personal savior. When we see Jesus as our creator, we will understand His will for our lives. We must overturn AB 1266.
The Rev. Rick L. Stonestreet is pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.