Imagine this scenario – while at your favorite Charlotte, NC restaurant your eight year old daughter tells you that she has to use the bathroom. However when she opens the restroom door she notices that there are two adult men inside. Does this sound far fetched to you?
The scene above might be totally legitimate if a proposal in Charlotte is passed. The city of Charlotte, NC is voting on March 2 to pass a city ordinance which makes all public and private restrooms as gender neutral. For example this would allow any man who says that he identifies as a woman to enter women’s restrooms. In addition any private businesses who do not comply could be fined if they do not adhere to the ordinance.
“I cannot see why City Council would even consider this,” says Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said. “It is not only ridiculous, it’s unsafe”.
Frankin Graham is speaking out against the proposal which brings up many issues including safety from sexual predators. From billygraham.org:
“And it’s a concern that’s not unfounded in other parts of the country. At Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington, where a similar ordinance was passed, a 45-year-old man who identifies himself as a woman was seen naked—genitalia exposed—in the women’s locker room by girls as young as 6 years old (the locker room is shared with a high school swim team and a children’s swim academy).”
Mayor Dan Clodfelter
Mayor Pro Tem Michael D. Barnes
Claire Green Fallon
Patsy B. Kinsey
Gregory A. Phipps
John N. Autry
Edmund H. Driggs
H/T Kathie P.