The following comes from a June 2 story on LifeSiteNews.
At a town hall meeting that aired on public television last night, Barack Obama said instructing public schools to allow teenage boys to shower and spend the night in the same hotel rooms as biological females was just following the Golden Rule.
“Mr. President, I am a strong believer in equal rights for everyone,” said the questioner, Arvis Dawson, during a meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, which aired on PBS.
“I was wondering, though, with all the pressing issues you have before you right now, why is the issue of which bathroom a person uses such an issue?” he asked.
“Somehow people think I made it an issue,” Obama responded. “I didn’t make it an issue.” Instead, he said, “schools are asking us, the Department of Education, for guidance, ‘How should we deal with this?’”
That inspired him to issue his controversial federal guidance that all public schools and universities must allow anyone who says he is transgender to use the restrooms, showers, and overnight accommodations of the opposite biological sex or risk losing federal funding.
Obama said schools had a responsibility “to accommodate these [transgender] kids so that they are not in a vulnerable situation.”
PBS moderator Gwen Ifill asked Dawson, an African-American, why he opposed the policy.
“Mainly, it’s my religious belief,” Dawson said, adding that “from the church background that I come from, I believe in equal rights for all.”
The president replied, “I have profound respect for everybody’s religious beliefs on this. But if you’re at a public school, the question is, how do we just make sure that [transgender] children are treated with kindness.”
“And you know, my reading of Scripture tells me that that Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief,” he said.
He offered, “That doesn’t mean somebody else has to interpret it the same way” and that the underlying issue “is going to be settled by the courts, ultimately.”
It was not the first time the president had said the Bible supported homosexual and transgender activism.
When he announced his support for same-sex “marriage” in May 2012, Obama told ABC that he and his wife, Michelle, “are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others, but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing Himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule.”
In 2008, he implied the Bible supports homosexual unions. “If people find that controversial, then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans,” he said….
The same man who can’t find a call to violence, murder and mayhem in the Koran can find a justification for sinful behavior which is explicitly condemned in Scripture! And he was elected twice to be our leader? Alas, he is a product of the age and the age is formed by him and his ilk. Come, Lord Jesus!
RMF, Sadly, our POTUS uses any & all tactics to undermine America. Like: ideas from Alinsky or the G. Soros’ play books. GS openly WRITES about his world control/domination wishes. Do know, GS brought the bank of England to it’s knees, part empire building, & his ‘net’ is WORLD wide! If data about GS weren’t so available, this would sound like a ‘crazy conspiracy’! (The list of GS funded agents/agencies @ http://www.discoverthenetworks.org) Explains a lot regarding the ‘move on’ the US into destructive directions. The devil is still loose. And his ilk use their position/power to trick us into sinful behavior by their ‘show of support’. Much like the ‘lies’ of the serpent in the garden.
By President Obama’s thinking, sharing ones wife or husband with another person is following the Golden Rule, too. After all if a man wants marital relations with his wife, should he not allow others to do so?
What he does not seem to understand at all is the Biblical teaching on modesty. On the other hand, I think he has been talking too much to some Imams, who want to keep all women at home unless they are totally chaperoned and covered from head to foot. No middle ground here.
Are you making this stuff up Anne T., because I highly doubt that he thinks sharing one’s wife or husband with another person is following the golden rule? And what makes you think he talks to Imams who want to keep all women at home?
Sharing locker rooms with men who think they are women, and forcing girls to share sleeping facilities with boys who think they are girls on field trips is pretty much the same principle. The intention is to break down the natural modesty of children and teens. Sex education in schools used to be separate — boys together and girls together, now in most schools it is coed.
No, I’m sorry it isn’t pretty much the same thing. You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts. Obama never said or implied any such thing. You made it up.
I do not care what you think since you are a person who thinks two men misusing and abusing their bodies unnaturally (to put it politely) makes a marriage. Your opinion does not matter to me at all.
YFC, To me, it was very telling when the POTUS went to N. Mandalas FUNERAL & was caught openly flirting with another attractive woman (leader) as his wife sat NEXT to him glaring/humiliated, all shown on TV coverage of the event! I never thought I’d feel sorry for his wife but you could not watch this & not feel sorry for the bad reflection on our country & his poor wife not to mention the family of the dead. Just this tiny example shows his lack of respect for everybody. What hubris? Worst POTUS ever! Defending him is pointless.
It is hard to believe this person is President of the United States.
I know. He pushes hedonism like candy. “Whatever feels good do it and never take responsibility.” Well the laws of nature do not work that way. We reap what we sow.
yet another thing that you have made up. He never said or implied the words you have put into his mouth. Please stop.
YFC, you only like President Obama because you know he stands for so-called same-sex marriage, which is an abomination, which you have pushed and are pushing. End of discussion.
One answer is one stall, locked rest rooms and changing rooms that go from the ceiling to the floor. California is already going that way. Many of the dressing rooms here now can only be entered from the front and are small locked cubicles and larger ones for women with children.
As far as the field trips, we did not have those when I went to public school in California. Students do not need them now either. Cut the tax dollars, and let parents take their own children. Stick to the basics.
“There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.” 2Peter3:16 RSV catholic edition. And apparently, to our destruction too. Pray for the whole world. Mercy Jesus, mercy. Jesus I trust in you!
Thus proving once again: even the devil can cite scripture (Matt. 4:1-11).
Scripture? This from a man who can recite the Quran in Classical Arabic from his young school day’s in an Islamic madrassah in Indonesia. Give me a break, I for one cannot wait until this man is out of the White House for good and by the why Michelle Obama was at an commencement address in New York this past week where she described how sad it was for her to wake up in a “house” built by slaves. Currently the most slave activity in the world is located in “black Africa “and “Islamic countries” once again the LEFT has past and present history WRONG!
Yes, and she never mentions how the Muslims took Christian slaves from Northern Africa and then on down into Europe if they would not convert. Many European Christians boys were forced to man their warships against their own people.
And will the Catholic hierarchy and other religious leaders from our Protestant brothers finally speak out? And I do mean, speak out? If we are supposed to undergo persecution, wouldn’t it be nice if they took the lead role and organized public prayers in the streets? Something??? Anything????
Having spent literally decades in the front pews while his chosen ‘reverend’ g.d.a. Wright spewed the most vile hatred for the country he professes to lead, it is interesting that this aspect of his foundational formation is now taboo to talk about.
Actually the Life Site news article above says the law states that the person does not have to think they are of the opposite sex, all they have to do is say that they are. Read the whole Life Site article to see how totally immoral these instructions are.
Speak out? The Catholic bishops the world over are in love in with ISLAM, that includes Democrats and Republicans, all the same thing no differance. It boggles my mind how the LEFT loves ISLAM yet for all the LEFT stands for i.e. abortion, gay rights, porn, womens rights, animal rights, eviromentalism everything contrary to ISLAM the LEFT would be the first to DIE under SHARIA LAW.
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