Monday, January 20, 2014

Bathroom choice

The next great California social issues referendum fight will be over bathroom choice. We saw this last year in Massachusetts, where gender Marxists don’t have to appeal to a democratic majority to push through their perverted agenda—not that nonsecular Bay Staters would have a fighting chance, anyway.

Masen Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, tees it up:

Now, every transgender student in California will be able to get up in the morning knowing that when they go to school as their authentic self they will have the same fair chance at success as their classmates.

Identity in sin is the sacrament of the Left. “Authentic self”? “Fair chance at success”? Enough feel-good pablum can justify anything. It is in keeping with the democratic principles that have made this nation great, that I demand people of all faiths to purge their pews of the ranks of the vile, the bigoted, and the hateful, those who are determined to see keep us divided, not united as we are intended by our Creator to be.

See? Following this formula, you can command slow-witted people to do anything, including abandoning their ancestors’ moral categories that make sense of nature as God made it.

George Neumayr writes:

Called Privacy for All Students, the coalition of groups in favor of the referendum say well over 600,000 signatures have been collected. Should the referendum move forward, its chances of passage appear good. The coalition has hired one of the consultants behind Proposition 8 and cite opinion surveys indicating support for repeal.

Proposition 8 was a disaster. Why hire the same consultants who mucked up the defense of marriage 6 years ago?

Meanwhile, the California left, with the help of the teachers’ unions, is pooh-poohing parental concerns, arguing that only the truly transgendered will make use of the law, as if that should induce parental sighs of relief.

Who exactly are the truly transgendered? Having already argued that identity is fluid, transgender proponents find the question difficult to answer. On the one hand, they argue that biological identity isn’t fixed; on the other, they assert the stability of the transgender one. Genders change, they say, but self-perceptions don’t.

Excellent point, one I’ve made too many times to count. But it doesn’t matter. Reason does not figure into the transcendent will.

“At the limit, contemporary subjectivism apotheosizes the will so that it becomes the source of value, but this puffing up of our freedom is actually ruinous, for it prevents the appropriation of the objective values that will truly benefit us.” –Father Robert Barron

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