Texas, Arkansas to Defy Obama Admin Demand to Allow Boys in Girls’ Restrooms, Locker Rooms

restroom-sign-compressedOfficials in Texas and Arkansas are vowing to defy directives issued to public schools nationwide requiring the allowance of male students to use female restrooms and locker rooms and vice versa if they identify as the opposite gender.

“We will not be blackmailed by the president’s 30 pieces of silver,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick staunchly told reporters.

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education released on Friday guidelines requiring schools to accommodate students’ “gender identity” under threat of losing their federal funding.

“A school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity,” the document reads. “A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so.”

“Under Title IX, there is no medical diagnosis or treatment requirement that students must meet as a prerequisite to being treated consistent with their gender identity,” the Obama administration further outlines, stating that students and/or their parents must simply “assert a gender identity that differs from previous representations or records” to administrators in order to be granted access to their preferred facility.

But Patrick quickly outlined that the state of Texas would not comply, even if it means losing federal funding. He said that he would direct school superintendents to disregard the departmental document.

“This is truly a modern-day come and take it moment,” he stated during a press conference. “Texans will not stand for this.”

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“This will create chaos in America and in its schools, and it’s now going to be one of the key issues in the presidential election,” Patrick stated. “This will be the end of public education if this prevails. People will pull their kids out, homeschooling will explode, private schools will increase.”

Superintendent Rodney Cavness of the Port Neches-Groves School District told 12News, “That letter is going straight to the paper shredder. I have 5 daughters myself and I have 2,500 girls in my protection. Their moms and dads expect me to protect them. And that is what I am going to do.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that his state likewise would ignore the guidelines.

“The recent letter from the federal government providing guidance to Arkansas schools on gender identification is offensive, intrusive and totally lacking in common sense,” he said in a press release. “As governor, I recommend that local school districts disregard the latest attempt at social engineering by the federal government and continue to use common sense to ensure a safe and healthy environment in Arkansas schools.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge expressed her support of Hutchinson’s statement.

“Threatening local districts with a loss of funding unless they comply with this non-binding ‘guidance’ is potentially disruptive to the entire education process and lacks all common sense. These bullying and blackmail tactics are unlawful and unconscionable,” she said.

“I stand with Governor Hutchinson in urging local districts to disregard this latest attempt from the administration to force a social agenda on the states,” Rutledge outlined. “I will also work with my colleagues across the country to determine if legal action against this directive is necessary in order to keep our students safe.”

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin also decried the administration’s actions, but did not indicate whether he will instruct districts in the state to defy the directives.


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  • The Last Trump

    “We will not be blackmailed by the president’s 30 pieces of silver”
    Well, will you look at that!
    Publically comparing Obama to another well known false Christian and betrayer of Christ.
    Folks are finally catching on. 🙂

    • Josey

      I’m thinking we the dept of education should be next on the list of agencies to shrink to a speck, the states can handle their own education and the taxes the federal gov. is getting from states for that dept. to demand unreasonable things such as this and the dumbing down of American kids should go to straight to the states, shouldn’t taxpayers have a say in how their money is being wasted, or um, I meant spent…:)

  • 201821208 :)

    “And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female” Matthew 19:4

  • Todd Ivey Sr.

    I stand with Texas governor ODUMMY is acting like a king, ruler, and dictator. The states make the call not him.

    • Josey

      Me too, stand with the Texas Gov Patrick and Gov Hutchinson and any other State Gov that holds the same common sense values.

  • meamsane

    The difference between common sense and lack thereof.

  • acontraryview

    ““This will create chaos in America and in its schools, and it’s now going to be one of the key issues in the presidential election,” Patrick stated. “This will be the end of public education if this prevails. People will pull their kids out, homeschooling will explode, private schools will increase.””

    Yet, in schools across the country where such policies are already in place and have been in place for some time, there have been no issues. Pretty much bluster and fear-mongering on the part of Patrick and his ilk.

    http://hosted.ap. org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LGBT_RIGHTS_SCHOOLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-14-11-35-38

    • The Last Trump

      Everybody knows, and has always known, that you do not allow men in the ladies room.
      Anyone who can’t comprehend this most basic of facts has, shockingly, not even a remote understanding of common sense, choosing instead to foolishly entertain notions of lunacy.

      • acontraryview

        things change, in case you hadn’t noticed.

        http://hosted. ap. org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LGBT_RIGHTS_SCHOOLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-14-11-35-38

        • The Last Trump

          They sure do.
          And “Old Reliable”, yup, the Bible, warned us that the days would come when a rebellious generation would emerge, morally bankrupt, haughty, perverse and violent that would promote evil as good and see good as evil:

          “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” 2 Timothy 3:1

          What last days you ask?
          Oh, you know, just a generation that would see Israel reborn after waiting thousands of years, surrounded by her enemies who would seek to divide her land and wipe her from the map during a period of high technology, godlessness, sexual anarchy, and financial collapse.
          I’m sure it’s just a coincidence though….

          • acontraryview

            “However, it’s not because man’s law says it illegal, it’s because God’s word doesn’t teach that “interracial” marriage is a sin/transgression.”

            And let’s see….that’s been predicted to be just around the corner since…..oh right….the writers of the gospels thought Jesus would return in their lifetimes. Yes, yes. Jesus on a big chariot and horses, fire everywhere, blah, blah, blah.

            “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

            There’s quite a few things in there that apply to you. Also, pretty much every generation has said that about the generation the comes after them.

            “just a generation that would see Israel reborn after waiting thousands of years, surrounded by her enemies who would seek to divide her land and wipe her from the map during a period of high technology, godlessness, sexual anarchy, and financial collapse.”

            The bible warns us of high technology? I hope it doesn’t mean my iPhone. I really like it. Or maybe it is talking about people using computers to post things online. Better back away from the keyboard, Trump. Those lightening bolts could come at any time.

            You’re a hoot.

            PS: When Jesus does return, will there be brunch? I love brunch!

          • The Last Trump

            “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, (trolling Christian websites:), scoffing and following their own evil desires. Saying “Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter3:3

            Gee, I guess the Apostles DID know that it would be a very looooong time a’coming! Huh. Ever get tired of being wrong, stalker?
            And look at you! Personally fulfilling Bible prophecy!
            Peter did everything but NAME you there!
            The irony of it all. 🙂

          • Josey

            yep, just a coincidence…lol…hard of hearing and dull eyesight for some.

    • Oboehner

      Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, said it is a scientific fact that “transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.” All such people, he explained in an article for The Witherspoon Institute, “become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’”

      • acontraryview

        Oh, well goodness, if one retired psychiatrist says that, then obviously the thousands of others who disagree with him are wrong and he’s right. So great to clear that up. How desperately those on the right cling to any one little quote they can find and ignore the thousands of others that say differently. Pitiful.

        • The Last Trump

          Hee, hee!
          “Thousands” he says!
          Adorable.

          • acontraryview

            I’m glad you agree.

        • Oboehner

          Right, thousands, thousands who don’t want to lose their cushy jobs by going against the grain.
          “I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real,” said Dr. McHugh.

          • acontraryview

            And your basis for that would be?

          • Oboehner

            Common sense.

        • Bob Johnson

          My brother (2 packs a day) still quotes Sir Walter Raleigh on the benefits of smoking.

    • Josey

      No, this has not been the policy of schools for sometime, never was the policy until obummers stuck their nasty little hands into the grind, I am beginning to wondering what he’s covering up with this stupidity and why he’s got such a focus on this when there are many bigger issues going on in U.S. he needs to deal with. Girls have always used their own facilities and boys theirs, now this has become a new kind of stupid, lack of common sense, a distraction from the obummers, etc.etc.

      • acontraryview

        Actually, it has.

        http://bigstory. ap .org/article/f35a315f59ca4049a39ef5b8ba1aa99e/schools-offer-lessons-accommodating-transgender-students.

        “never was the policy until obummers stuck their nasty little hands into the grind”

        To the best of my knowledge, no schools have changed their policies since the issuance of the guidance last week from the Department of Education.

  • Theodore Fenton

    Extreme conservatives just can’t seem to be able to feel good about themselves if there isn’t someone they’re allowed to treat badly by law and social custom. I’m convinced that’s what it means when they decry “PC” culture.

    Hardly anyone left they’re allowed to bully, humiliate and degrade without consequences, so it’s off to the Trans people now. To extreme conservatives, life must seem so unfair.

    • DanH

      That NAMBLA avatar is bad.

  • jael2

    If this isn’t a rallying cry for Christian parent’s to pull their kids out of these indoctrination camps, nothing will faze them.

    • ISA41:10

      Get your children, your children’s children, and your friends’ children out of public school now, and keep them out.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

    Obama’s not to blame for this as much as are the constitutional framers!

    Transgender bathrooms are but one of thousands of consequences of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping as a result of the wind sown by the 18th-century founders when they replaced Biblical responsibilities with Enlightenment rights:

    ‘[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind…” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    For more, see blog article “America’s Road to Hell: Paved With Rights.” Click on my picture, then our website. Go to our Blog and search on title.

    Then, find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the left-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

      There is nothing much really wrong with the 1776 US Constitution which had seek to prevent the religious persecution that was happening in Europe, eg Catholic govts/kingdoms persecuting Protestants, Anglican UK govt persecuting Puritans, Lutheran German govt persecuting Anabaptists n Catholics, etc.
      …….So, the US Constitution prohibits the powerful US govt from religious persecution n censorship of speech.

      The actual blame for the moral n financial bankruptcy of USA lies with the liberal Blue States who began to pander for minority votes in the 1960s, in order to beat the conservative Red States at the polls n gain political supremacy, eg pandered to the Blacks, Hispanics, unionized workers, feminists, LGBTQs, the lazy n irresponsible poor, etc, by giving them all kinds of benefits n extra legal rights, mostly with money from taxpayers, employers n consumers.
      ……. Hence, we hv hate crime laws, affirmative action policy, racial riots, Amnesty, millions of Hispanic/Mexican illegal immigrants, divorce “benefits” for women, exorbitant pay for unionized workers, easy n generous welfare benefits, single mother welfare queens, spousal benefits for SSM couples, etc.

      • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

        Thanks for responding.

        The Declaration of Independence dates 1776. The US Constitution dates 1787.

        Hopefully, you’ll agree that there’s only one standard by which everything (including the Constitution) is to be ethically evaluated: By Yahweh’s unchanging morality as reflected in His Ten Commandments and their respective statues and judgments. When the Constitution is actually examined by this standard (instead of a bunch of dead politicians’ cherry-picked quotations), it’s found to be anything but biblically compatible. In fact, there’s hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical, if not seditious, to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality.

        For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. Constitution: The Christian
        Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the
        Bible. Click on my picture, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and click on the top entry.

        Then, find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

        • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

          Yes, USA was quite a Christian country that faithfully adhered to the US Constitution prior to the 1960s. Then the liberal Blue States began to abolish adultery laws, sodomy laws, abortion laws n the death penalty, in order to pander for the votes of the hippies, LGBTQs, feminists n Blacks.

          • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

            You’ve missed the point. America formally DEPARTED from her 17th-century (1600s) Christian heritage in 1787 when the Constitutional framers replaced the 17th-century Colonial governments of, by, and for God based upon his immutable moral law for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

            In other words, adhering to the Constitution had nothing to do with America being Christian until the 60s but was instead the reason for the 60s everything else gone wrong in America:

            “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….

            “On February 27, 2009, James Dobson conceded that we have lost the culture wars. This is the consequence of Christians having spent the last two centuries lopping at the rotten branches of our culture’s corrupt tree while watering and fertilizing its roots.

            “We should lop away at the tree’s corrupt branches (infanticide, sodomy, the economy, etc.). However, until the root of these problems is Biblically addressed, we will never shut down the infanticide mills, we will never defeat the sodomites, and we will never fix the economy. In short, we will never win the culture wars. This issue is more than important for anyone concerned about God, our nation, and the future of our posterity, it’s the cutting- edge issue of our day….”

            For more, see blog article “5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue.” Click on my picture, then our website. This article will be found at the top of our home page.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            R u saying that the despotic European monarchy govts/kingdoms prior to 1787 were God-willed n should not hv been replaced by democracies.?

            From the story of King Saul of Judah, we know that monarchy govts were not God-willed, but heathen. God’s will is for a theocracy govt under the rule of His prophets/judges. But Man being inherently evil/sinful, even God’s prophets became evil n corrupt, ie prophet Eli’s sons. So the Jews rejected theocracy n opted for their neighbors’ monarchy, n chose Saul to be their first king, who was just as evil n corrupt.

            So, Christians only hope is for a kingdom of heaven that will be ruled by the perfect Prophet n Messiah/Christ, ie Jesus, n not a kingdom/govt of this world/earth.(JOHN.18:36).

          • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

            No, not at all. That would be returning but to another form of man doing that which is right in his own eyes, per Judges 21:25. We have an American precedent to look to, but it certainly is NOT founf in the late 1700s:

            “…Fundamental Agreement of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut, 1639: ‘Agreement; We all agree that the scriptures hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in duties which they are to perform to God and to man, as well in families and commonwealth as in matters of the church; so likewise in all public officers which concern civil order, as choice of magistrates and officers, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of inheritance, and all things of like nature, we will, all of us, be ordered by the rules which the scripture holds forth; and we agree that such persons may be entrusted with such matters of government as are described in Exodus 18:21 and Deuteronomy 1:13 with Deuteronomy 17:15
            and 1 Corinthians 6:1, 6 & 7….’….

            “Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835 : ‘They [the 17th-century Colonials] exercised the rights of sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the solution of the great social problem which the United States now
            presents to the world is to be found [in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:5-8].

            ‘Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and … they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ … copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and
            Deuteronomy….’23….”

            For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my picture, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 3.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Like I said earlier, the various Christian denominations hv different versions of God n govt, eg the Catholic God/govt, the Anglican God/govt, the Lutheran God/govt, the Puritan God/govt, the Anabaptist God/govt, etc, n often one denominational govt would persecute another denomination, even in the American colonies during pre-1700.
            ……. This was what the 1791 1st Amendment of the US Constitution seek to prevent, ie separation of Church n State power = the powerful US govt was prevented from favoring any Christian denomination or religion..

          • Bob Johnson

            So shall we start by removing the Statue of Liberty? Surely this is a graven image of the Roman Goddess Libertas. Two commandment broken before you even get in the harbor.

            Unfortanely we can not blame this on Obama.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            The main thing about pre-1960 USA, was that she was a democratic republic/nation ruled by Law n the Law originated with God. It was a USA that was conducive to Christians who made up about 80% of the population.
            …….Post-1960, the liberals of the Blue States hv changed many good n moral laws, as prophesied by DAN.7:25 about the little horn(= USA, the last little superpower of this world)

          • Bob Johnson

            However, the Book of Daniel’s predictions have not come to pass in over 2000 years, and your little horn may well be the next great Godless superpower – China.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            China is a copycat n will likely not rise to become a superpower, wrt the making stealth fighters, drones, radar-guided precision bombs, smart missiles, etc.

            Daniel’s prophesies that hv come to passed.
            The 4 beasts = Empires of Babylon, Assyria, Greece n Rome.
            The 10 large horns = 10 European kingdoms who had colonized nearly the whole world from the 15th to the 20th century.
            The little horn that arose from the 10 horns = USA after WW1 & 2, wars which decimated the 10 European kingdoms/colonial powers. Most early Americans were immigrants/refugees from Europe.

      • Amos Moses

        Actually,,,,,, it lies with the churches………. and their apostasy……….

  • Nidalap

    This is just asking for massive protests. I’m not talking about the kind with ‘protesters’ bused in and paid to be there either…

    • Josey

      Americans won’t stand for it so yep there will be protests but I wonder why when there are so many bigger issues for a president to be concerned with this is the one he focuses on, we should have thrown him out a long time ago, anyone he is associated with too!

      • Nidalap

        It could be just a distraction of some kind. Keep us all riled up about it while they trade our sovereignty away on the sly…

        • Josey

          Yes, sneaking in all the ppl here illegally with their open borders and God only knows what else they are up to.

      • Amos Moses

        i think Joan Rivers hit it on the head,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, just before she was suicided ,,,,,, er … i mean …died ……

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Yes, states must protect women and children as any normal state should.

  • Amos Moses

    Famous LGBT Activist Reveals The Scary, Real Goal Of The Bathroom Battle (And It’s Not Bathrooms…It’s Way Worse)

    faithfamilyamerica. Remove this space. com/famous_lgbt_activist_reveals_the_scary_real_goal_of_the_bathroom_battle_and_it_s_not_bathrooms_it_s_way_worse

  • Amos Moses

    The leftist playbook reads: Find an issue that can divide the electorate that exploits a mythical victim that the left can defend against the “hateful” attacks of the right. That is when the issue of transgender bathrooms was conceived.

    The story goes like this: Somewhere out there, there is a poor, mistreated, gender-confused child who is being taunted and bullied by mean schoolchildren raised by extreme right-wing Christian conservative haters. The poor kid can’t even go to the bathroom in peace.

    Their transgendered savior fairy tale hopes to accomplish two things:

    1) Distract from things that really matter to the American voter, like terrorists and a $19 trillion debt, and

    2) Turn all right-leaning voters into those bullies hurting their non-existent, mythical hero-savior.

    They can’t win without their transgendered savior, because their overused establishment candidate (Hillary) has failed miserably on issues that matter to voters, like national and economic security.

    wnd. Remove this space. com/2016/05/hillarys-mighty-transgendered-savior/#Wh3PqFEwhr9tUlYb.99

  • timetorun

    Its time for the sovereign 50 states according to the US Constitution to all say NO. The US was made a federal government where states existed first prior to the US government. States have rights and its time to use those rights otherwise, there is zero reason to continue to have states at all.