Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

Hersheypark-compressedHERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.”

Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue.

“We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful of others,’ which we define as treating all people with dignity, while respecting their differences and ideas.”

“For decades, Hersheypark has been dedicated to the safety and security of our guest and employees. It is foundational to our brand,” she continued. “Additionally, the Park has and will always strive to accommodate all guests and employees—including members of the LGBT community—to ensure those visiting or working at Hersheypark are comfortable and feel secure.”

Burrows then outlined that visitors and employees may therefore use whichever restroom correlates with their gender identity, or may use a family restroom if they prefer.

“To that end, the park will continue its practice of treating all guests and employees the same no matter race, ethnicity, sexual identity, etc.,” she said. “Guests and employees may continue to use the restrooms with which they gender-identify, or are welcome to use the many family restrooms available across the destination.”

Reaction to the announcement has been mixed, with some praising Hershey’s policy and others threatening not to frequent the famed amusement park.

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“Hershey has stood behind the philosophy of diversity and inclusion for many years and you’re just learning about this now in light of recent events. I am a former employee in administration and this is nothing new. Has it negatively impacted your life in any way before? Don’t expect much to change now,” wrote commenter Toni Arnette under PennLive’s report of the matter.

“As a former Milton Hershey student, I can guarantee you you that Mr. Hershey would not approve of this being allowed to go on,” commenter Keith Stevens opined. “What gender God created you is what bathroom you should be using. This nation was built upon morals and biblical principles, which is exactly why this nation became the most powerful and wealthiest in the world ever, and our government has been slowly destroying it.”

Michael Geer, the president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, likewise relayed that the national discussion on restroom use has generated much concern.

“Ultimately, what this Hershey policy and what Target’s policies and what these laws are saying is anybody can have access to any restroom they want based on what they think is in their head,” he told local television station WHTM. “Most people that we talk to, especially women, are very concerned about who is going to come in behind them.”

“To go this far, following pressure from outside groups, I think it will cause many families to wonder if Hersheypark is going to be on their destination list this year,” he said.

But Andy Hoover, legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, said that he thought the policy would actually be beneficial for business.

“Businesses recognize that to be competitive they have to be welcoming and open to everyone, and that’s exactly what Hersheypark is doing here,” he said.


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  • Jennifer Vasquez

    The problem with this is not that the country is going against the morals and biblical principles it was founded on. The bible makes it obvious that those things will happen. It is simply bringing us closer to Christ’s second coming. The problem lies in the obvious and yet ignored probability that the consideration being offered to transgender people will be abused of by rapists and pedophiles who see an opportunity. This is a delicate matter and as Chrisitans, we must first and foremost remember that we are dealing with people and emotions and feelings. We must respect and love the transgender community understanding that we don’t change people, God does that. My quandary is in understanding how we can prevent violent acts from being committed because we are being kind and considering the transgender community. Let’s face the fact that we haven’t figured out how to prevent it with bathrooms being biologically gender specific and yet, we are now basically giving a free pass to anyone who wants to pretend they are part of the transgender community. That is an insult to all transgenders and a danger to everyone. This just isn’t safe or fair to anyone.

    • Gal 5:22-23

      Criminals don’t need an excuse to commit crimes, they’ve been doing it for always. And if anyone of any sex or gender identity is acting inappropriately they can be removed. People loitering in restrooms for whatever reason can be asked to leave.

    • acontraryview

      What biblical principles was the country founded on?

      “The problem lies in the obvious and yet ignored probability that the consideration being offered to transgender people will be abused of by rapists and pedophiles who see an opportunity.”

      It’s not ignored at all. What is being ignored by some people is that in places where such policies have been in place for some time, there has been ZERO increase in attacks on women and children. ZERO. Yet, despite these facts, people continue with their fear mongering.

      “My quandary is in understanding how we can prevent violent acts from being committed because we are being kind and considering the transgender community.”

      It is impossible, in a free society, to be 100% certain that something bad will not happen. It is an inherent risk that accompanies freedom. For example: We know for a fact that the majority of gun deaths involving children occur from guns kept in the household. We also know that the vast majority of people who keep guns in their house do not have a child who is killed by a gun. However, if we apply the concept of preventing any child deaths from guns, then it would be necessary for us to pass a law which says that no one with children may have a gun in the house. That, of course, would not fly.

      We don’t base the rights people have on the lowest common denominators in our society. We assume that people will act responsibly and in accordance with the law. For those who do not, we provide punishments. Again, there is no way to guarantee 100% lack of risk and also have a free society.

  • Michael C

    I’m guessing that a very large number of corporations, organizations, and stores have had policies allowing transgender men and women to use the appropriate bathrooms for years, now. This is nothing new. These policies are not being exploited by criminals. Many places have had policies like these in place for decades. With all the brouhaha being made over this non-issue, one would expect there to be hundreds of cases of criminal exploitation.

    Criminals don’t need to exploit this kind of policy in order to commit a crime. They’re criminals. They just commit the crime. Criminals are not pretending to be transgender to gain access to bathrooms. They don’t have to. They just walk right in. …because they’re criminals.

    If any person, man or woman, is behaving suspiciously or criminally in a restroom, they can be warned, monitored, or ejected. Policies and laws allowing transgender men and women to use the appropriate restroom don’t give anyone the right to commit a crime. They don’t prevent any business from maintaining a safe environment for all.

    • cadcoke5

      While there are certainly some sexual predators will be able to to use these new policies to aid their exploits, a man, who feels he is a woman, and goes into the woman’s bathroom IS ALSO commuting a crime against women.

      Decency demands that men must be kept out of the ladies locker and bathrooms, and the same for the sexually confused women.

      No more hershey’s chocolate for me.

      • Ronald Carter

        So you would be much more comfortable with a male-to-female transgender wearing a dress, high heels, and nylons using the men’s room? Bet that would go over just great.

        I will buy twice as much Hershey chocolate as before, and get it from Target.

        • The Last Trump

          Better hurry!
          I hear they’re going out of business soon!

          • Ronald Carter

            Of course you do, getting your news from Radical Alarmist Conservative Christian Weekly, but in fact the CEO of Target just announced they are doing fine. Breaks your heart, I bet.

          • The Last Trump

            Down TEN BILLION since announcing their agenda driven policy to put the safety of their shoppers at unnecessary risk!
            Yup. Looks “fine” to me! 🙂

          • Ronald Carter

            Oh Last Trump!
            You’re so funny when you don’t get your way!
            You know as well as I do that a few foot stomping fundamentalists aren’t going to make a difference. Run along, now. I have to go shopping…at Target.

          • The Last Trump

            I’m sure they’ll greatly appreciate your business “Ron”.
            Probably lavish you with attention.
            Money’s pretty tight there recently.
            Sales just aren’t what they used to be.
            You know, like, around a month ago! Hee, hee! 🙂
            Hey, make sure you check out the ladies room while you’re there.
            You know. JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN!!

          • Ronald Carter

            Oh, “Last Trump!” Always so hilariously out of touch with reality and wanting everyone else to suffer because of it!
            “Sales aren’t what they used to be”, you say? According to who? Some right wing zealot? Or, you know, someone who actually knows?
            You know I’m gonna be shopping there a LOOONG time! Hee, hee! Along with all the people you love to hate.

          • The Last Trump

            Better bring your check book.
            Prices may have to go up to recoup some of those losses, huh Muffin?
            Hey “Ron”. Can I borrow TEN BILLION, bud?
            No? You don’t have TEN BILLION to spare!?
            NEITHER DOES TARGET!!
            Hahahaha! “Fine” he says! You’re a hoot!

          • Ronald Carter

            Oh, “Last Trump!” So gullible! Always ready to believe any radical Christian poppycock and believing it. How many Target stores have closed so far? Let’s count together, shall we? Gee, I can’t even get to ONE! Hee, hee!
            The CEO himself said they haven’t felt any impact. But what does HE know, eh? Go wrap yourself in the Bible and pray for the rapture, little fella.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Ten billion here, ten billion there. Pretty soon we are talking real money. 🙂

            You nailed it, Trump: Target really IS willing to die on this hill. (Sadly, some poor little girl will probably die in one of their ladies’ rooms.)

          • Ronald Carter

            If a little girl dies in one of their restrooms, it will not be at the hands of a murderous transgendered person. Statistically, in fact, it would have greater chances of being done by a faith leader. Or relative.

          • Ronald Carter

            Went down to Target today, picked up a PS4 (actually a second one, since it was my nephew’s birthday – got one for myself there last week). And an enormous stack of groceries! Didn’t need quite so many, frankly, but you know, gotta help those out who are being beaten up by religious fundamentalists.
            Oh by the way, Target is doing just fine, thanks for asking.

          • The Last Trump

            What was it like in the ladies room?
            Make any new friends while you were in there?
            Pay no attention to the looks of shock and fear. You can just walk right up to them! And they can’t even complain! They’ll be called hateful and bigoted if they dare open their mouths in opposition to liberal insanity!
            Isn’t it great!!
            And Target is “fine” you say? Oh, I didn’t ask.
            I’ve kept informed thanks to the daily headlines chronicling their demise.
            This was another great one from just yesterday:
            “Target’s Transgender Bathroom Disaster Is Huge Opportunity For Rivals, Say Brand Experts”
            Uh huh. “Fine” 🙂

          • Ronald Carter

            I didn’t use the ladies’ room because I am not a transgender. Had I encountered any transgenders I probably wouldn’t have noticed or cared because I don’t follow a faith that requires me to dictate that they live their lives the way I insist. And had I encountered any in the men’s room, what should I have said to them? Wished them a pleasant stay? Inquired as to the quality of the soap we washed our hands with?

            Target is A-OK, Last Trump. Really. These boycotts don’t work. Thought you’d have learned that lesson after you failed so miserably with Starbuck’s. But keep following the rabid right’s headlines, Last Trump, they are so, you know, factual. And unbiased. Would you like to make a bet that I will be shopping very happily at Target in a year’s time, with no changes to the transgender policy?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            They hate it when your predictions come true, Trump. 🙂

          • Ronald Carter

            I might, if one ever did.
            “Not long now, folks.”

          • Ronald Carter

            Oh, uh, that’s a lie.

        • Billybob9

          Hahahahah ~ you did know they quit making it out of chocolate decades ago, right?

          • Ronald Carter

            …yeah, and?

      • Michael C

        Decency demands that men must be kept out of the ladies locker and bathrooms, and the same for the sexually confused women.

        I think you’ve disqualified yourself from being taken seriously in this conversation when you proposed that biological women should be prohibited from using the women’s restroom.

    • sako204

      “Behaving suspiciously???” Isn’t a male in a female restroom suspicious?

      • Billybob9

        That’s the point all the advocates miss, unless they, themselves, are male and want to have free unfettered unquestioned access to the women’s toilets and locker rooms.

        That’s what the rest of us are protecting against.

  • Nidalap

    I’m no business major, but it does seem kind of bad for business to cater to an extreme minority while telling the vast majority that they should just “get over it”…

    • Gal 5:22-23

      The majority of people support transgender rights, even in restrooms and locker rooms with the group this they want to attract most being the ones most supportive.

      • gena123

        Not remotely true. Most dont want their little girl having to shower with strange men in locker rooms.

      • Nidalap

        I fear you’ve fallen prey to propaganda. Consider human nature. If the perversion movement truly had the majority of thought, they wouldn’t need to have their agenda forwarded by royal decree. That majority you tout would just vote it in, right? 🙂

        • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

          Actually, since the 1960s, the liberals of the Blue States got the majority vote during national elections by pandering for the votes of the various minorities, ie Blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQs, feminists, unions, the selfish, lazy or irresponsible poor, environmentalists, etc.
          …….Hence, since the 1960s, the President has come from, originated from liberal Blue States(eg Rino’s) or is a Democrat.

          • Nidalap

            ::Gasp:: Even Reagan?!? 🙂

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Wasn’t Reagan a Hollywood actor n head of the Screen Actors Guild or union.?
            Wasn’t Reagan from California, the liberal Blue State with the most illegal immigrants.?
            Didn’t Reagan sign the 1986 Dream Act that gave US citizenship to about 3 million mostly Hispanic/Mexican illegal immigrants.?

            Rino’s r like 2-headed snakes, able to appeal to both conservatives n liberals, eg Romney, Christie, Kasich, Trump, etc.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            …..and don’t forget, Reagan originally WAS a Democrat, and a big reason he won in ’80 and ’84 was the “Reagan Democrats” (moderate/more conservative Democrats who voted for him)

        • Gal 5:22-23

          You missed it? Many places have voted just such rights in. And the federal government is only talking about things on the government dole. They can do as they like as long as they don’t suckle the federal teat.

          • Enough is Enough

            So you are OK with your son or daughter (or grandchildren) being forced to change in the Jr. High School locker room with someone who claims to identify as a different sex than their birth sex? Really?

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Sure. Read up on it, few kids even use school locker rooms any more and when they do its usually as the ‘beach changing into your swimsuit under a towel’ thing. Kids don’t get undressed around other kids since the 90s not because they might see someone else but because other kids will see them – social media bullying is rampant and has no respect for the locker or rest room.

            The transgender kid would probably be the person helping them, not intimidating them.

          • Nidalap

            “Many places”, huh? Are you sure our definitions of “many” are the same? 🙂

          • Gal 5:22-23

            I don’t know, over 200 cities and the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

            What’s your definition of ‘many’?

      • Slidellman4life

        That is the biggest lie you could possibly say.

        • Gal 5:22-23

          Sorry, youth and women are the ones most supportive of transgender people being able to use the facilities that fit their gender identity. You can put your hands over your ears all you want but that’s what all the polls are showing.

          🙉⬅︎doesn’t really keep out the truth.

          • Slidellman4life

            Dude, I find that extremely hard to believe.

            What polls are we talking about? Reasonable people know you can get any poll answer you want depending on how you ask the question. Which is why they are so unreliable in real life.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            CNN, Reuters, others. And yes, how you ask questions can change the result but such doctoring of the questions usually comes from the other side of the fence.

          • Slidellman4life

            And yes, how you ask questions can change the result but such doctoring of the questions usually comes from the other side of the fence.

            This statement alone says you have no idea what you are talking about, and that includes the alleged polls.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Actually it shows I do know what I’m talking about, you didn’t even know what the polls asked or found.

            The fact remains that the women and the young support using the facility that corresponds with a person’s gender identity. Yes, those life in continual fear find this fearful, but followers of Christ don’t.

          • Slidellman4life

            And that comment shows you a moron.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Which really shows you don’t even know what a moron is. Proverbs 10:18-19

          • Slidellman4life

            Are you trying to play yourself off as a Christian? That makes you a liar as well as a moron.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And makes you someone with special privileges since you say things like this repeatedly without being removed. Are you a sock puppet for someone who can’t be removed?

          • Slidellman4life

            I’m sorry, you need a tissue?

            If you don’t want to be called on deliberate misstatements of fact and deception, then how about some honesty? That’s something missing from the lefties that post here.

          • TheBottomline4This

            …and from Trolls like Gal5.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            But you don’t call anything you just sling ad hominems and names that would get others kicked off the board but they don’t you? Odd eh?

          • Slidellman4life

            As I said, if you were more honest, you wouldn’t be called these things.

            Number one, you said, “Sorry, youth and women are the ones most supportive of transgender people being able to use the facilities that fit their gender identity.” And you cited polls, which, as I pointed out, are unreliable because they can be shaped to get any answer wanted by how the question is posed.

            You responded by giving one poll question:

            Overall, would you say you favor or oppose laws that require transgender individuals to use facilities that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity?

            The responses are not broken down by demographics, and is too limited in scope. A better question would be, “Do you believe people who identify themselves as a member of the opposite sex should have access to areas assigned to the opposite sex?”

            The second question you cite only includes a single age demographic but not all of them or the question itself.

            In layman’s terms, you were asked to prove your assertion, and you failed.

            As for the other thing, you have some serious brass throwing Proverbs 10:18-19 at me.

            Anybody who claims to be a Christian and yet believes and promotes the exact opposite of what the Bible says, (i.e. homosexuality, same-sex marriage) is a liar.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Now is that a better question? What’s an ‘opposite’ sex? No one looking for honest answers would frame a question that way.

            Actually I proved it fine. And since the bible never mentions homosexuality or proscribes same sex marriage for those to whom ‘male and female’ don’t matter all you’ve done is proven yourself wrong.

          • Slidellman4life

            And you don’t want to be called a liar? *smh*

          • TheBottomline4This

            Unbelievers can be so foolish. Gal5 believes their own lies.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            “Gal 5” = a “Christian” transvestite.?

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Again, you routinely violate the Comment Guidelines and nothing happens that does happen to others. I figure you are a sock puppet for someone who can’t be kicked off the board. Oh well, the world isn’t fair.

          • Slidellman4life

            1) You say homosexuality isn’t mentioned in the Bible. That’s a lie.

            2) You say same-sex marriage isn’t condemned in the Bible. That’s a lie.

            3) You say that you’re a Christian. That’s a lie.

            You are having a tantrum because you are stating deliberate falsehoods and not being allowed to get away with it.

            Grow up.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            “Gal 5” is likely one of them liberal/progressive “Christian” LGBTQs from ECUSA or PCUSA.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) ok please show where it is – remember there was no word for the concept in Greek or Hebrew.
            2) Ok please show where it is.
            3) And since I don’t look to you for deciding who is and isn’t a Christian that’s cause a sad smile for you, nothing more.

            Again, you can do as many ad hominems as you want and nothing happens, anyone else does it and they get kicked. Why is that?

          • B1jetmech

            1.) Romans 1:26-27. Vs 27 describes it an an “act” not by homosexual. Because the meaning of words change over time that’s why scripture points it out as an act.

            2.) God created man and woman. Jesus affirmed this in Matthew 19:4. 1 Corinthians 7:2 is thrown in to clear any confusion.

            3.) “You will know them by their fruits” Matthew 7:16-20

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) Always leave out that Romans was a punishment of idolaters made to go against their natures by Gid. Not homosexuals at all.

            2) so no proscription of people in the body of Christ who are neither male or female.

            3) yes and the hard hearted and loveless produce bitter rotten fruit. can cry out ‘Lord Lord’ all they want but the Lord will not know them.

          • B1jetmech

            1.) That is mentioned in vs. 25 and Paul ends that sentence with an “Amen” and starts a new one in vs. 26-27 which specifically talks about homosexuality.

            2.) Better read 1 Corinthians 1-16 again.

            3.) Actually, the fruits of others is what determines if their beliefs are authentic or not. If they bear bad fruit well I guess they really don’t know the Lord after all.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) not the end of the thought, the line specifically refers to them.

            2) And Galatians makes it clear that all those roles can be filled by someone of ‘male or female’.

            3) And those speaking against transgender people and stereotyping them don’t show the fruit of the Spirit, and as you note their bad fruit means they really don’t know the Lord after all. Mercy always trumps judgement.

          • Stanley Jacobs

            The Devil speaks with a forked tongue!

          • Gal 5:22-23

            You can judge them by their fruit, and the fruit of bitter tongues is always bad.

          • B1jetmech

            1.) I notice, this is the kind of response from so called Christians who embrace the abomination of homosexuality.

            God States three times in Romans 1

            God gave them up to:

            1. Uncleanliness..Vs. 24

            2. Vile Passions…Vs. 26

            3. Debased Mind…Vs. 28

            These are the outcomes of embracing sin. Eventually God hands them over to a debased mind which means very little of their humanity exists.

            2.)Considering God finds homosexuality an abomination…that clearly states there is a forbidding of homosexual acts. Did you not read 1 Corinthians 7 v. 1-16???

            3.) God doesn’t hear your lobbying for people living in sin.

            God doesn’t show mercy for sinners who don’t repent, especially when they mis-use his word to tell a lie and lead other’s into sin.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) this was a punishment for idolaters. it’s talking about people being forced by God to go against their natures, not homosexuality.

            2) and yes I have read 1 Corinthians, fornication, adultery and prostitution is condemned for men, heterosexuals and homosexuals alike.

            3) You are entitled to your opinion but in mine I think those who usurp God’s right of judgement are the ones in danger of His, for they were not there when He laid the foundations of the earth and have neither the ability or the right to say what He will do. Those without mercy will be judged without God’s mercy and no one is making without it.

            You think that God will judge you for your sexual orientation act accordingly but since there is no marry or marriage in the next life many think such obsessions are no more relevant than extended discussion about what meats to eat or holidays to celebrate.

            We will see. God Bless.

          • B1jetmech

            1.) How is God forcing them against their natures??? I didn’t catch that.

            2.)You didn’t get the point.

            1 Corinthians 7:2 2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

            Does that sound like a homosexual relationship that God is commanding?

            3.)Let’s be clear, when it comes to judging..we’re talking about judging right and wrong. When it comes to judgement…that is left to God…as in He determines who get’s eternal life by their repenting of sin and accepting his free gift of salvation. But, while we are on this world, we must distinguish from right and wrong…laid out in God’s word.

            Showing mercy is one thing, excusing a certain sin is another. This is how the body of Christ get’s contaminated like “a little leaven, leavens the whole lump”.

            God will judge over homosexuality and anything else that is outside of his design. Why? Because it defiles the body. Out bodies is where the Holy Spirit dwells. Our bodies are temples and if we defile it, then it collapses morally.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) God ‘gives them over’ to these desires, in the context of ‘as a jailer turns over his prisoners’ gives over – it was not personal choice by those given over. And it says they go a against their natures. obviously not talking about gay people.

            2) And Galatians says there is no male or female in the body of Christ, so it applies to people regardless of their sexes.

            3) And all sin is in not loving and forgiving perfectly, and we are to repent every lost opportunity to do so, or to have done so more perfectly.

            What God is going to judge is that all that have not done as He asked are ‘outside of His design.’ Homosexuality doesn’t defile the body any more than heterosexuality does. So many have missed what God asked us to do and only His Grace is going to be sufficient to save them before the Throne. God’s design doesn’t include sexuality in the next life, there will be no marry or marriage for everyone – you will love those who used to be one sex the same as you do those that used to be another.

            The Spirit guides me and it says your words are not God’s, inconsistent with Scripture and His commands. Again, do not do what you think is wrong, but don’t be distracted by things that are only of this world, for we Christians are supposed to walk in the next.

            May we love and forgive as God commanded.

          • B1jetmech

            1.)That does not mean God forces” them into anything. God is letting them go as they choose to go all the way down in depravity…kind of like the days of Noah when men were so evil that God gave them up and destroyed the world only to save 8 people whom were all descendants of today. BTW, the Ark was half empty despite having tens of thousands of animals. There was plenty of room for anyone to come aboard and be saved from the global flood. No one chose to do so.

            Notice how the story of the ark resembles Christ?

            2.)Where in Galatians?

            3.) Homosexuality doesn’t defile the body ahny more than heterosexuality does.

            Do you have any scripture to back that up? Te is none. you are playing off your emotions and NOT the spirit of the Lord. Emotions can be deadly because they can be the cause of compromising God’s word.

            God’s design includes sexuality which is why he created Male & Female in marriage Starting with our Great Grandfather Adam and Great grandmother Eve. God wanted us to reproduce into a world, however that became much harder because of “sin” into the world. Hard to raise Godly children when the world is morally collapsing around you.

            I know about the next life but one cannot get there if they don’t repent of their sins. We are entering the “days of Noah” once again as Jesus stated in Matthew 24…so thee will be that much more confusion thrown in to confuse people of belief in the Lord and accepting Christ.

            If the spirit guides you then the answer to homosexuality isn’t just limited to one verse in the bible but through out the whole length of the bible. God designed his word that way to prevent any confusion.

            I see homosexuality is like a god to some. As in, some people like to hang on to it and try to worship Christ as well. Christ said we cannot serve two masters. If someone cannot let go of homosexuality, it’s because they have not accept it as sin and will continue to revolve their world view around it to the point, reshape God’s word.

            It reminds me of Lot’s wife when she looked back to Sodom because she couldn’t let go and her heart was still there.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            1) Not it is exactly about idolators being punished by God, it wasn’t a free will choice. And where in the world do you get the notion that the ark was only half full?

            2) Galatians 3:28

            3) Scripture? The fact that it is what comes out of your body, not what goes into it that is sin. Again, there will be no marriage or marry in the next world – you are confusing something only of this world with what’s important in the next. Heterosexuality and homosexuality is irrelevant to salvation, it’s why you do something that is the sin, not the act itself.

            I see heterosexuality is like a god to some, its the same thing. When something of this world gets in the way of preparing for the next it is idolatry that goes for any sexual orientation. But sin is from not loving, not forgiving, worrying about what sexual orientation someone is is no more relevant than two fiber cloth or eating pork.

            And predictions of the end times and myths that have no basis just show that the confusion is in those who have forgotten what sin is and have just become modern day versions of the Pharisees, taking the easy seeming road of legalism and finger pointing.

            Again, don’t do what you think is sin but I am not concerned when you fret about things of this world as if they were the currency of the next.

          • B1jetmech

            1.? Again…God does not force them to do anything. It doesn’t even say God hardened their heart. They chose this path in their lives themselves and God let them go. You are mis reading it and using it to rubberstamp homosexuality as if it’s okay before God.

            Don’t they teach you anything at your church about the Ark or do they just leave it as a “children” story?

            The number of animals aboard the Ark numbered any where from 12,000 to 16,000 animals. Why? because rather God send wolves, dogs, dingles, foxes aboard…He only needed to send two wolves…because the wolves had the genetic information back then to repopulate the canine “kind” as with other kinds of animals there were re populated through two animals that aboard the Ark.

            After figuring the different kinds of today and species, there would have been up to 16,000 and that included dinosaurs. After having all these animals on board that God sent. There was 4,000 tons of potable water. 2,500 tons of food. So the total weight of the Ark would have been around 19,000 tons. Because we know it had a draft of 15 cubits(per Genesis chapter 7). God gave those in Noah’s day the opportunity to be saved from the flood because everyone knew exactly when it would come…no one chose to go aboard the Ark, so God shut the door of the Ark on that world forever.

            Some day soon, God will shut the door of the Ark on this world too.

            2.) Okay, that verse talks about no boundaries to Christ Jesus. It has nothing to do with gender issues of liberalism today.

            It doesn’t matter who we are and where we come from as far as culture, status and so forth. Christ is available to anyone who chooses. We are united through Christ and it’s almost this reverses the Confusion of languages that God struck on people at the Tower of Babel. Where they dispersed..We unite under Christ. That’s what that verse is about.

            Yes scripture. If you are gong to proclaim something that God said, you have to show us the scripture.

            Homosexuality IS relevant to salvation. Why would God be describing it as an act, an abomination in old testament and new then? Statements like what you say show how bad of shape the church is..which trickles down to society.

            Heterosexuality is not the debate or the issue that divides the church. It’s not the wedge that separates the believer from scripture. It’s homosexuality and the un-repentance of it is what fills a persons heart to walk away from the Lord if they ever did have a relationship to begin with.

            worrying about what sexual orientation someone is is no more relevant than two fiber cloth or eating pork.

            I can understand if a person struggles with the sin of homosexuality but to claim it’s acceptable to the Lord is abominable. Obviously, the movement of this sort in this country has impacted it greatly with out a standing army…so I say what a person believes is relevant to others.

            And predictions of the end times and myths that have no basis just show that the confusion is in those who have forgotten what sin is and have just become modern day versions of the Pharisees,

            Let me guess…Jesus is now a pharisee???

            Haven’t you heard what Jesus said?

            But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

            Matthew 24:37

            Want to know more about end times? Learn more about the days of Noah.

            While were on the subject, this is what happens when you are not guided by God’s word and rely on emotion and the emotion of others, and tell you false things causing you to fall for anything.

            I’m simply trying to pull you from the fire(Jude 23). You have been deceived. But, I can only go so far…the rest is up to you.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            You need to read Exodus more – God hardened the Pharaoh’s heart several times.
            As to your made up stuff and alternative interpretations of Scripture how many times do I have to repeat – if you think something is a sin then don’t do it, since the act of deliberate rebellion even if it isn’t a sin is itself a sin.

            And sexuality doesn’t divide the church now, it just winnows out the chaff from the grain. Those that can’t or won’t follow God’s commandments are obsessed with sex.

            And the end times have been predicted dozens of times, as early as the 4th century. The foolish that are obsessed with it now are no different – they have replaced what God asked them to do with obsession, pride and judgement – one of the best indications of those without the Spirit are those obsessed with the end times. Do what God asked of us now, and its doesn’t matter when the end times come.

            And worry not, I’m not headed towards any fire, I do what God asks and have accepted His gift of Grace, and pray for all others to do the same. Those obsessed with others heading to the fire are the ones most likely to end up there themselves for they are without the Spirit, love, and mercy. By their fruit will you know them and people obsessed with sexual orientation over God’s commandments usually are just bearers of bitter fruit.

          • B1jetmech

            I didn’t equate the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart to what you are saying that these people in Romans 1 are being forced against their will to worship idols. Go back and re-read it.

            You cannot accuse me of making stuff up when you have NO scripture to back up your claims. Oh, it’s not what “I” think is sin…it’s what God declares is sin.

            And sexuality doesn’t divide the church now, it just winnows out the chaff from the grain. Those that can’t or won’t follow God’s commandments are obsessed with sex.

            Sexuality sure can divide the church when there are unrepentant people participating. Ever been through a church split?

            You really don’t read what I say do you? I didn’t say when the end times would come. I stated when they do come it will be like the days of Noah that Jesus stated in Matthew 24:37.

            I don’t get into the prediction business because it’s all in God’s timing.

            Those obsessed with others heading to the fire are the ones most likely to end up there themselves for they are without the Spirit, love, and mercy.

            If you really care about others who are not saved and don’t want to them to suffer eternal fire then I wold beg to differ. That is the whole point of preaching the gospel so others will hear and choose to be saved so they won’t suffer eternally.

            I know you don’t know your scripture that well. I can take advantage o that and trick you into believing anything while you claim to follow Christ. All I have to do first is create doubt within just as the serpent did with Even in Genesis 3.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And your wild accusations will lead to your judgement at the Throne, the more you talk the more I’m concerned about your fate, not my own. You are the one who brought up hardening of hearts like God doesn’t do that, He does. He does punish people by making them act in ways beyond their choice, Exodus and Romans validate that.

            And people have been seeing the ‘end times’ of Matthew 24:37 for 2000 years, they were just as convinced as the false believers today.

            And the churches split because some are obsessed with an ‘of this world only’ thing like sex and aren’t spending enough time unconditionally loving and forgiving others. It is those that are obsessed with sex that split the church not the other way around. The church that does what God asked gets by just fine, those that are obsessed with this world leave. Its a self-correcting problem.

            We preach the Gospel so the Spirit can find them and that is what saves them. And that you think you know my knowledge of the Scripture is again something that will be between you and God as you have just been sharing myths and legends rather than the Truth.

            As it stands we still disagree, and we will seemingly continue to do so, I don’t listen to those without the Spirit and who don’t exhibit its fruit though their final judgement I leave up to God and pray that even those will be granted God’s undeserved gift of Grace and be forgiven their trespasses against God and everyone else.

          • B1jetmech

            Romans 1 doesn’t validate your interpretation there. People do this on their own…they are responsible for their own actions. You can’t make excuses for them or for yourself.

            Once again, Id din’t give a prediction as to when the end times happen…how many times to I have to say this?

            Did you forget that God is a God of judgment?

            He destroyed the whole world once already so it’s more then …love’…and feel good type theology. Maybe you don’t fear God and compromise his word because of it.

            Your knowledge of scripture is on full display here…it’s not much. you rely too much on emotionalism. Not enough of scripture because you have no scripture to back up your claims. You wold have done so already.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Actually Romans 1 does, if you can’t read I can’t help you.

            ” Because, knowing God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into [the] likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Wherefore God gave them up [also] in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonor their bodies between themselves:”

            This is about a particular thing done to a particular group, its not a blanket condemnation of anything but idolatry.

            If you aren’t predicting the end times they why do you keep bringing it up as if it were more relevant today than it was the dozens of times previously when people brought it up? I know I’m not – the way to be prepared for the end is expect it every single day.

            And your words make it clear you are still acting as if you were under the Old Covenant. God is love, those who say is name without it are not known to Him.

            Humorous that someone who spouts legends and myth to ‘profess themselves to be wise’ would even bring up Romans. I’m not emotional, just reading Scripture as written. All violations of the law, sin by definition, comes from not loving God, others and ourselves and forgiving others their trespasses. That’s the deceptively light yoke Jesus crafted for us. Not that light at all since loving as God wants us to love is very hard indeed, beyond the capacity of any mortal being which is why we will all be saved by Grace alone.

            Sex is a thing of this world, and Christians can marry regardless of ‘male or female’ just as they can regardless of social position or ethnic heritage. The several martyrs lumped under St. Valentine illegally married couples of different social status and were executed for it, marrying those regardless of the male or female is just as possible. There is no marry or marriage in the next world, we will be as the angels in heaven, obsession about sex is a devilish distraction to tempt the weak.

            Again, I would highly recommend giving up on your sex obsession and realize that there is more sin in the obsession than there is in the mere act itself.

          • B1jetmech

            So if its’a about a particular group why would God put that in there for future generations be aware of? He put it on there as a lesson about idol worship, homosexual behavior that leads to a debased mindset.

            That reference on Romans 1 explains the depravity of the sodomites who wanted to have sex with the angels who came to Lot.

            You are bent that homosexuality isn’t a sin unless in this case because it’s only connected to idol worship. The verses mean much more then that. They are explaining the regressing of once a civil society. Their first step was not believing in certain parts of the bible. As it got worst, they left their belief in the Lord and devolved into depravity.

            Do you believe every part of God’s word?

            I keep bringing the fact that I am not predicting when the end times will happen. Actually, they have already began. Why do you excuse the end times?

            How am I under the old Covenant when I’m a believer in Christ?

            Humorous that someone who spouts legends and myth to ‘profess themselves to be wise’ would even bring up Romans.

            To what extent?

            Like I say…Show me the scripture!

            All violations of the law, sin by definition, comes from not loving God, others and ourselves and forgiving others their trespasses.

            I agree, but you still have this homosexual problem that goes against God’s deign.

            we will be as the angels in heaven, obsession about sex is a devilish distraction to tempt the weak

            No, we will be above angels, we will judge angels but we will not be as angles.

            Again, I would highly recommend giving up on your sex obsession and realize that there is more sin in the obsession than there is in the mere act itself.

            I don’t have a sex obsession. The problem is with hose who claim homosexuality isn’t a sin…that’s the problem I have. Most of all, God’s disgust for it as he hates lying, adultery, shedding innocent blood, ect.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Your grasp of scripture is so limited this discussion is pointless.

            Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven

            again you think something is a sin then don’t do it, simple enough. But your knowledge of Scripture makes further discussion pointless.

          • B1jetmech

            Well I don’t disagree with that verse but here is what I’m talking about:

            Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?

            1 Corinthians 6:3-4

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Of course I know that. And those without out love are void of the ability to judge. Those without mercy are void of the ability to judge. Those without the fruit of the Spirit are void of the ability to judge.

            And that’s why this conversation is at an end.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            1) So, according to u, ROM.1:18-32 just mean that God has cursed idolaters into becoming homosexuals, but homosexuals r not sinners, only idolaters are.
            …….What a warped reasoning u hv.!

            U r like saying God has cursed criminals into becoming prisoners, but prisoners r not bad people, only criminals r bad people.
            …….Fyi, God also curses incest-sinners into becoming barren/infertile, the rebellious Jews into becoming exiles/refugees, evil/doers/law-breakers into becoming insomniacs, etc.(DEUT.28:15-20)

          • Slidellman4life

            Come on, now! Really? As if I need to prove anything to you.

            I will say this, however: Christianity does not have an open definition. You have neither right, nor business calling yourself a Christian if you do not believe what the Bible says.

          • Ronald Carter

            And neither do you, Mr. Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And since I do believe what the Bible says, what excuse do you have?

          • Slidellman4life

            The Bible condemns homosexuality and defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. That is not a point of contention. If you do not believe that, you do not believe a thimbleful of the Bible.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And the Bible never mentions homosexuality only mentioning in situations where heterosexuality is equally as wrong, and since those in the body of Christ are neither ‘male nor female’ marriage is open to couples of any sexes.

            If you do not believe that then you haven’t read your Bible.

          • Slidellman4life

            I do read it. Daily. Which is how and why I know you are lying, and you haven’t stopped yet.

            Who exactly are you trying to impress?

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And since I have read the Bible in context I know you’re understanding of it is incomplete and inconsistent with the New Covenant.

            And who is trying to impress whom? You are the one saying others are lying without a shred of proof – that’s gossip. Revilers and gossips won’t have it that easy at the Throne, but maybe God’s Grace will be able to forgive even such as they.

          • Slidellman4life

            And who is trying to impress whom? You are the one saying others are lying without a shred of proof – that’s gossip.

            Saying something that you know to be untrue – that’s lying.

            I do not have to prove a single thing to you. You say you have read the Bible, so you know good and well homosexuality is called a sin in both the Old and New Testament and Jesus Christ Himself defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.

            You deny that because the father you serve is the Prince of Lies, who at the very beginning created confusion by questioning what was clear and obvious.

            You want to talk about unease at the Throne? That’s nothing compared how you are going to be feeling when you stand before God, looking at the business end of eternal damnation.

            Of course, you could always admit to your sins, and ask Jesus for forgiveness of those sins and for Him to come into your heart and allow Him to be your Lord and Saviour.

            I am done with you.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And since I know it to be true its not a lie. What I know is the Bible never mentions homosexuality, and is proscribed in situations where heterosexuality is too. And Jesus was talking to men under the Old Covenant who were not part of the body of Christ, within which there is neither male nor female.

            And the Father I serve is God Almighty, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – it is those without the fruit of the Spirit who serve the Father of Lies no matter how many times they say ‘Lord Lord’ with a loveless heart.

            And the notion you know how I’ll feel before the Throne is sadly laughable. It will be those who defile, judge before mercy, and have not accepted the Spirit into the Heart that will be suffering, not I.

            And

            “Of course, you could always admit to your sins, and ask Jesus for forgiveness of those sins and for Him to come into your heart and allow Him to be your Lord and Savior.“

            Its your choice, and I am done with you as well.

          • Stanley Jacobs

            The bible never mentioned you, yet you exist. Explain that with your twisted logic.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            your reply has nothing to do with my note.

          • Stanley Jacobs

            The Devil is the master of lies. His disciples, as you see, try to emulate him.

          • Ronald Carter

            I’ve gotten his comments removed in the past. I can report the really blatant name calling ones.

          • I’mnotperfect

            The Bible NEVER mentions homosexuality??? What bible are you reading….. Romans 1:18-32 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
            24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
            26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And that is about sexual misbehavior by heterosexuals as a punishment by God. No blanket condemnation of gay or lesbian people.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your wasting time trying to reason with Gal5. The person isn’t a Christian and is basically a Troll.

          • Slidellman4life

            Oh, I know. He’s intentionally ignoring the content of my comments.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Exactly. Poor fake Christian Gal5 needs the fixed polls to support their crazy, unBiblical views. It’s kind of entertaining to see the lengths Gal5 will go to to make a point. Gal5 only pays attention to polls that support their opinion. Note the liberal examples “cnn, reuters” lol Then they have the nerve to say, “such doctoring of the questions usually comes from the other side of the fence” LOL Oh their madness 🙂

          • gena123

            Im a woman. Neither I nor my teenagers support forcing little girls in showers with strange men.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And where in the world would that happen? Schools don’t require children to shower at all anymore, YMCAs don’t have communal showers? Where is this going to happen at all?

          • gena123

            Sports teams shower. Kids shower before and after swimming. They change clothes for gym. Showers are there as it is necessary to use on occassion. Communal showers are all over. You are a liar and a fraud.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            You need to do some research and try to be less accusatory. Sports teams – I thought we were talking about children, not adolescents or young adults.

            Still when you have done research on modern schools, showering and the like come one back and maybe put a rein on that bitter tongue James 3:11, there is no place in heaven for revilers.

          • gena123

            You are an idiot. SCHOOLS HAVE SPORTS TEAMS. They travel sleep and shower in communal areas by sex. Get a freakin brain. You are a lying SOS

          • Gal 5:22-23

            So we aren’t talking about children but teenagers? They are the most supportive age grouping for transgender rights.

            This is a parent problem not a kid one.

          • gena123

            Your a liar. Shut up and go abuse some more children. Jr hogh are children. Elementary kids are children teenagers are children. You are a fascist lying troll

          • Gal 5:22-23

            actually reading your posting history makes it obvious I’m wasting my time. Thank God Disqus now offers blocking.

      • TheBottomline4This

        You have so many false claims. We don’t take you seriously.

      • Enough is Enough

        Where did you come up with that?

        • Billnonymous

          she made it up because it suits her argument.

        • Gal 5:22-23

          From the recent polls done, CNN, Reuters, other. In fact, in the age group closes to those people are ‘concerned’ about – youths – they support the transgender person being able to use the facilities matching their gender identity by 2 to 1 over those opposed.

          Its the old fuddy duddies that aren’t going to see a public changing area for the rest of their lives that are against this, not the people actually who might have to deal with it.

          • Slidellman4life

            Yeah, they probably asked, “Would you feel uncomfortable sharing a public restroom with a transgendered person?” The thing is, this has absolutely nothing to do with transgendered people, and they know it. This is about safety, security, privacy and above all, decency.

            These stupid policies stand only to allow people to enter areas reserved specifically and exclusively for members of the opposite sex. And we have seen the harm it causes and will cause.

            I would bet you everything I own if you asked these same people who were allegedly polled if they still agree with it with the aforementioned in mind, the support would drop like a rock in the ocean.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Actually it is completely about transgender people since no one is allowed to use a facility for lewd acts not matter what their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. These laws are designed to target transgender people.

            Of course the easiest way is to just look at what the poll asked:

            CNN
            Overall, would you say you favor or oppose laws that require transgender individuals to use facilities that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity? Do you [favor/oppose] that strongly or somewhat?

            Apr. 28-May 1 2016

            Strongly favor 25%
            Somewhat favor 13%
            Somewhat oppose 18%
            Strongly oppose 39%
            No opinion 5%

            So 57% oppose laws like North Carolina’s.

            Reuters/lpsos poll showed:

            aged 18 to 29, who supported gender identity over birth certificate gender by 62 percent to 29 percent.

            Most people just don’t care as long as the person is there to use the facility for its purpose and not for lewd activity.

          • Slidellman4life

            All you are doing is validating my prior comment. Thanks.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Actually, I just proved the opposite of what you were saying. You’re welcome.

    • The Last Trump

      Not to mention putting the safety of your guests at unnecessary risk.
      “For decades, Hersheypark has been dedicated to the safety and security of our guest and employees. It is foundational to our brand”.
      Until now it would seem. Until now. 🙁
      How on earth did we ever function so well before all of this liberal PC insanity I wonder…
      THIS is really an issue!!??
      Hardly.

      • acontraryview

        This is not a new policy for the Park . They have been allowing this for years. What a shock that Hershey Park, like every other place where such policies have been in place have experienced no problems based upon the policy. In other words, no facts to back up any scare tactics of “putting the safety of guests at unnecessary risk”.

        “How on earth did we ever function so well before all of this liberal PC insanity I wonder.”

        It was happening. You just didn’t know about it.

        • Billybob9

          Guess what’s on Candid Camera… BTW, only way Hershey knows nothing is happening is they have a video surveillance system at work in the ladies toilet areas picking up everything…. I suppose when they catch someone they pay off the vics to stay shut up about it.

      • Billybob9

        Yeah, they gave up the safety part. That’s no longer necessary……

      • John C. Calhoun

        JFK wanted men on the Moon.
        Obama wants men in the ladies room.

      • Cady555

        The policy has been in place for years without a problem. Clearly the freak out is unnecessary.

    • Tony

      YOU uneducated fools. The Transgender Brain development
      How does the M to F Transgender?
      Like the normal male embryo, the Male to female Transgender brain it starts out
      female Then between the 8th and the 24th weeks, the “XY” chromosomes introduce
      testosterone hormonal changes, BUT hormonal washes as faulty. They are either
      insufficient or ill timed. When this happens, the fetus develops a male body.
      However, some of the default (original) female brain processes to remain intact.
      Thus, the brain’s gender Identity remain intact. Thus,the brain gender Identity
      remains Female. This means that Transgender males whose process of a
      masculinization was incomplete, their default female brains still function.
      The degree of arrested development can very. The original brain circuitry that
      was missed in the Masculinizing process provides a continuing Feminine influence.
      this explains why many transgender, biological males know. from as early as the
      age of 3 years old that they are actually members of the opposite gender.
      You are born with this unlike Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual). Though they too have some of the same traits.
      Gender is not sexuality but, it may effect it.*This may help F to M trans people too..
      This may not be Proof but, it is an logical answer..The Trans info may help you understand
      anyone with gender issues.. its not a proven medical or Psychological answer but,
      it is very logical one…
      **I know this in my own life.***
      Ultimately everyone needs and deserves love and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***
      ***Trans-gender people are not the
      perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks. There
      are more than 90% of so-called Heterosexual people baby rapist and adult rapist in the world than
      Trans-gender people. Trans-gender people are not all about sexual relationships
      with whom ever like the LGB. Acceptance of Gender NOT whom you have sex with are
      two and completely different things.
      They just want to use the restroom wash their hands
      and walk out.The True trans-gender want only 1 thing and that is to pee , then leave A.S.A.P.
      . The only thing Trans-ladies might to in the ladies room is to urinate and hand up, check
      makeup. and MAYBE look at the ladies shoes , clothing, make up and listen to the way the
      talk. THAT’S IT !! and NOT for rape of ANYONE Child or adult females. …

      __ You bring in the Bible and talk about Homosexuals OK that is a sin . Trans-people are Not
      the same as that. John 14:6King James Version (KJV)
      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
      the Father, but by me.
      *** Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
      nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.***__
      I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian.
      Judge not lest ye be judged. The Trans-gender people have been around
      since before Jesus was on earth. John 3:16 i am saved. Your Judgement
      on my is a Sin. Let those without sin cast the first stone ! _
      Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)
      7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
      2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
      and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
      3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
      but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      • Nidalap

        Sometimes, when we really want to do something that we know deep down is wrong, we’ll tend to grasp at anything that would seem to make it appear right.
        I’ve seen things like this before. You should see the lengths pot smokers will go to to justify themselves…

  • bowie1

    If these are not one person lockable bathrooms I can see men using a stall instead of urinals so they don’t have to expose their private parts to female users. I do that anyway where I live since I am too self conscious anyway to pee in public.

    • Gal 5:22-23

      Many men use the stalls for a variety of reasons. it’s always the option one the younger generations have adopted.

      • Amos Moses

        Peeing against a wall, for men, is scriptural ……….

        • Billybob9

          Or in a corner…..

  • rainman

    I applaud these companies who bravely announce their policy of putting women and children’s privacy and safety behind the wants of .01% of the population. Now I can make an informed decision to avoid such places.

    How’s that working out for you, Target?

    • acontraryview

      latest earnings beat analysts exceptions and increased from the same period last year. Apparently it’s having no affect.

      • TheBottomline4This

        What’s having no effect are pushing this minority mental issue in our faces. It doesn’t change the truth. They are the sex they were born. Period. Regardless of what they “feel” or “think” otherwise does not change the fact that if they were born male…he will die male, if they were born female…she will die female. Period. Treating this mental issue as if it has any validity is wrong. Those who support this mental issue are wrong also. These people need help, but sadly the minority have convinced the weak to enable them. They may get what they wish as far as forcing, bullying society to appease their mental issues, but it is based in mental issues, lies and not living in reality. Guess their slogan should be…Mental Illness Wins!!!

      • rainman

        check their stock price.

        • Billnonymous

          that’s because of Amazon sapping their sales, it has nothing to do with their bathroom rules.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            Exactly. Costco, Walmart, and the other stocks have had a decrease over the last month too. And it isn’t as much Amazon as it is the looming shadow of alibaba from China getting ready to take over the world’s variety store markets.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            So, it will be a double whammy for Target Corp.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            = a double whammy.!

        • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

          Target’s latest Q1 2016 earnings report is only for up to 31 March. It’s the Q2 report that will be telling.

  • sako204

    I’m glad HersheyPark advised us this policy was “already in place and will continue.” Now, I know without doubt where NOT to take my family. HersheyPark missed the “TARGET.”

    • Cady555

      I’ll make a point to bring my family for an extra visit.

  • ISA41:10

    Liberal logic;
    We should make it harder for criminals to get guns even to prevent one tragedy.
    But let’s not make it harder for perverts to use women’s bathroom even to prevent one rape.

  • TheBottomline4This

    There is no “gender identity”. You are either born Male or Female and THAT is who you are and will die. These people have emotional/mental issues. At some point enough people will come to realize we need to stop enabling this mental illness and some will have the nerve to open institutions to begin to treat those with this illness to accept who they truly are. Not living your truth of who you were born and will die is not living in reality.

  • Billybob9

    So Hersheypark has elected to become unsafe for women and children, as well as un-sanitary.

    Look, people are going to continue going there but with the prospect of pervs swarming over the ladies’ toilets they are going to GO where they please, just like the street winos in DC do around the federal Triangle area and the museums downtown.

    EVERYWHERE means EVERYWHERE ~ where even a moment’s seclusion is possible.

    Welcome to the 8th century folks!

    • Cady555

      How is it unsafe if the policy caused no problems and hasn’t changed? It is exactly as safe as it was last year.

      • Billybob9

        I simply don’t buy Hershey Park’s argument that there have been no problems.

        The idea that men should be allowed, willy nilly, into the ladies toilets anywhere is manifestly STUPID and DANGEROUS ~ and of benefit only to pedophiles and other pervs.

        • TheBottomline4This

          The extreme leftists, the trans and their supporters and the media will bury any stories that come out, so it won’t shed a bad light on the trans bathroom issue from some pervert taking advantage of the open door policy. I’m not saying that trans would do anything if they really think they are the opposite sex (even though they aren’t of course) but as long as their mental illness has them convinced, they shouldn’t be an issue. It’s the men who don’t claim to be trans in their life that are an issue. Those who want to harm a female or violate her in someway are. Yes it is stupid and dangerous, but that’s what the trans don’t get, yet they cried when they’ve been attacked before they bullied this bathroom thing into law.

          • Billybob9

            This is a 10th amendment issue ~ so whatever “law” is out there on the federal level is simply some perverts overactive imagination at work. Currently that pointpoints OBAMA as the chief perv.

            Not at all surprising.

          • TheBottomline4This

            True. If women are out shopping with a male whether husband, brother, cousin, friend, she needs to have that male wait in the ladies room that has multiple stalls, near the door…he can be on his phone checking facebook or whatever and not in anyone’s way while his friend is using the bathroom. If a woman walks in and asks him why he is in there, he can simply say, I identify as a woman and I’m waiting for my spouse, friend, etc…then he can say, do you have a problem with that? If he insists he won’t go in and do that, then he can atleast wait outside the door and if she screams he can hightail it in there.

  • Billnonymous

    Hershey could probably count on one hand the number of gender confused people who visit their park any given day. Why on earth didn’t Hershey just say “if you self identify as the other sex, use the Family Restroom.” They’re single stall, lockable restrooms. Instead, they set off their largest majority of visitors, who are probably cancelling their visits/season passes in droves.

    Just a dumb, dumb, dumb business decision, Milton would not have approved of that. Give them a place to use in private, done, over, no fuss, no internet explosion/backlash. Whatever, maybe we’ll get some shorter lines this summer.

  • Enough is Enough

    Well that is one park that will no longer get my business. You can suffer the same income losses as Target has…..

  • Johnny Thorne

    Target lost business. So will Hershey.

  • woco74

    This park must be on the Hershey Highway…..??

  • Verbotene Gedanken

    If they can make a profit serving 0.10% of the population then good on them.

    But they’ll never get a dime from me.

  • Chip01

    Awesome news from Herseys.

    The continued movement by so many people and organizations to accept and love others as they are…, its overwhelming.

    • Reason0verhate

      Nope, real love would mean restoring the person to reality. It is not loving to agree with a man who thinks he is a woman. Love and truth go together. Playing along with some psychotic’s delusion is not right. The mentally disturbed need curing, not enabling.

      • Chip01

        Is the Easter Bunny real? Or would you say that someone of an adult age, who believes in and even worships in the Easter Bunny is “psychotic delusion”?

        You are born ,as you are. You can’t change what has been given you. Your mind believes it is right handed, yet, you are born with a left and right hand. Your mind only wants to use the right hand. Why are we all not ambidextrous?

        1% of us is ambidextrous.

    • TheBottomline4This

      “As they are” is who they were born. Not what their mental illness makes them believe. Too bad you and they can’t accept their true born selves. I accept the gender/sex they were born. They were born the gender/sex they will die.

      • Chip01

        Would you tell the adult who believes in the Easter Bunny, that they too need to learn to accept the truth? There is none or has there ever been any proof that the Easter Bunny has ever hopped once on the earth. Yet, people continue to want to believe.

        If “thebottomline4this” can’t understand it, then it just can’t be true.

        • TheBottomline4This

          You ask, “Would you tell the adult who believes in the Easter Bunny, that they too need to learn to accept the truth?” How many adults do you know who believe in the easter bunny???

          • Chip01

            Do you know that Hinduism worship 320,000,000 Gods?
            Christianity has 1…
            Islam has 1
            Judaism has 1…
            Etc.

            and I guess there is only 1 Easter Bunny.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Um, there is no easter bunny, nor santa claus, nor tooth fairy. These are “stories” some parents tell their kids for the fun of it.

          • Chip01

            True. Each of those religions have stories… told their kids, too. ((Maybe not for the fun of it, though.)) but that’s all those religions have, are stories. No more or less proof than the Easter Bunny.

            So, Again.. Would you tell those people they need to believe in your truth?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Chippy there is right and wrong in most situations and there is only one Truth when it comes to God. Any other gods are wrong and false. Why do you hate God Chippy???

          • Chip01

            To be honest. I don’t hate your version of God, or anyone else’s.

            I’m just tired of her/his followers using “him/her” to justify their hatred for other people. Justify the way they treat other people. It’s sad.

            If s/he was “up there” and let all this happen in her/his name, I’d be disappointed in her/him, as a God. At best, allowing this behavior by so many would make her/him just a normal human, with a good view.

            Now, again. I’m answering your questions.. So,

            What’s the difference between believing in your God and believing in the Easter Bunny. What makes one more or less truthful/true?

            If you want to punish others for “truth”, then live by truth yourself.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I’ll repeat this to you Chippy…I know, depending on your age, hate is a key word you are programmed to throw at an opposing opinion. Have at it buddy, it doesn’t make it so though. I don’t hate anyone. Where have I said I hate trans??? I’ll wait…

          • Chip01

            Btw. Before you try to “justify” that you don’t hate… Remember.. You posted about closing a closest door forever, with a smiley.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I don’t deny that Chippy, but what you don’t understand is that has nothing to do with hate. I know, depending on your age, hate is a key word you are programmed to throw at an opposing opinion. Have at it buddy, it doesn’t make it so though. I don’t hate anyone. I may hate what they choose to do, but not them. If you can understand that one fact, you will be doing ok. I don’t wish anyone physical harm or hate them. Poor Chippy, you still believe we must all be robots thinking the same and going along with “whatever” someone “feels”. Be careful what ya wish for Chippy, some day that way of thinking will bite you on you backside.

          • Chip01

            You do realize that religions require you to “must all be do its thinking the same”, right?

            Other than reciting the party-line about “hating the sin, not the dinner”… You’ve yet to answer any question of mine.

            Don’t worry, though… I didn’t expect ya too

          • TheBottomline4This

            “hating the sin, not the dinner” LOL

          • TheBottomline4This

            Trans is based on their “feelings”. A personal relationship with Jesus isn’t based on feelings. I don’t expect you to understand Chippy.
            If I could answer all of your questions…rationally, logically and consistently and also satisfy your questions in each answer intellectually in your mind…..does that mean that you will then bow your heart and your will and also repent of your sins and call out to Jesus Christ to save you?

          • Chip01

            What never ending BS you spout. Bye.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No? Then the issue is not intellectual evidence is it? There is something else that is driving your unbelief, even after all your questions would be answered. It would be your unwillingness.

          • Chip01

            Your inability to answer the simple question is being masked by your diversion. Your diversion is also a perfect example of what I’m talking about. If you could answer the simple question… You would. But you can’t, so you won’t. So… You divert.

            You disbelieve it’s possible that someone is born in the wrong body. So you use your religion as you 3rd grade understanding of the human mind to cast your stones.

            When confronted, and asked a simple question about your own belief system, you divert because you can’t answer truthfully… again you turn outward that it must be the other person…

            Here is another simple question…
            If it’s so impossible for you to believe that a person is born in the wrong body… Then why ask other people to believe there is your God, and only your a God?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Chippy…I could answer your questions, but that wouldn’t cause you to change your heart and mind, as was proved above. So why answer your many questions? You simply want to argue.
            Diversion? lol, another word you’ve been trained to throw around when it doesn’t go the way you want. The true diversion which in part means an instance of turning something aside from its course…hmm, sound familiar?…that is exactly what the trans choose…they turn aside from the course of the gender/sex they were born. The trans issue is one big diversion…it ain’t working on those who know the truth of who trans really are. Oh it couldn’t be any more of a perfect example of diversion 🙂
            NO ONE is born the “wrong”sex. It is a mental issue that someday will be straightened out 🙂
            Poor Chippy, so deceived.

          • Chip01

            You can’t. Or you would have.

            In fact, I’d bet you can’t simply repeat the question. Even that act alone is enough to admit… What you already know

          • TheBottomline4This

            Chippy, why is answering your question SO important??? What are you looking for, to agree with my answer or to pick it apart?

  • Nidalap

    Nice. Once the hip, cool, latest “oppressed” group to back left the closet, women got immediately kicked to the curb…

    • TheBottomline4This

      That closet door should have been sealed shut. Oh well, one day it will be for good 🙂

  • Rachelthemillenial

    The lunatics must be catered to.

  • Max

    Fruit and chocolate are not good together.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Ok…this made me chuckle 🙂

      • Chip01

        WWJD? Or WWEBD?

        • TheBottomline4This

          wwJd???
          Tell the trans He didn’t make a mistake in the gender/sex He made them.
          Tell them they need to be content with the gender/sex He made them.
          Your point???

          • Chip01

            And WWEBD? Same advice??

            But in either case, would Jesus or the Easter Bunny have condoned someone else’s mocking of the individual?

          • TheBottomline4This

            How am I mocking an individual? Oh, you mean by acknowledging the truth about the person…that is now mocking…riiight. The real question is why do you mock the truth?

          • Chip01

            I don’t need to answer the 1st question. It’s right there, where this started.

            You, of course, won’t answer any questions.
            If you did, you know it’s only a “hop skip and a jump” to the truth for you…

          • TheBottomline4This

            Chippy, Chippy, Chippy.
            You are just plain wrong dude in your views on this issue.

          • Chip01

            Says only you… Unless, you’re gonna tell us the Easter Bunny is now talking to you…

          • TheBottomline4This

            You really need to get over the easter bunny angle. Show me the easter bunny’s book that has survived more generations than you or I will.

          • Chip01

            So.. That’s a “no” then. The Easter Bunny didn’t talk to you, to impart on you his wisdom?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Show me the easter bunny’s book that has survived more generations than you or I will. You can’t can you.
            The Bible is and always will be the most read and favorite book through all generation past, current and present.
            Your poor little easter bunny has nothing, lol.

          • Chip01

            You want me to answer to you? And yet… You still can’t answer my original question., or any since? Even with a book as mighty as you claim? Diversion.

            (Btw. (1) the comparison of you and I is to narrow. Our life expectancy isn’t more than 78.7 years. The average generation is 25 years… The Easter Bunny was brought to the US from Germsny about 1700 and is much older than that in Germsny…… The oldest currently known fable is Sanskrit Panchatantram, from ancient India – 300ce. So yes. These things will out last us both. (2) ))

          • TheKingOfRhye

            “gender/sex”

            You see, that’s your first mistake right there. Those aren’t the same thing necessarily.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Yes they are.
            Gender is a sex, male or female.
            Sex is the distinction between male and female.
            That is what the Dictionary on my shelf says. If you are going by a recent Dictionary, it doesn’t count. The original meaning of a word is what counts, not a rewritten version to appease your view.
            They are the same…
            People ask expectant parents…
            What is the gender of the baby?
            What is the sex of the baby?
            Same thing.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            “People ask expectant parents…What is the gender of the baby?
            What is the sex of the baby?”

            Really? I don’t think I’ve heard either of those, myself. I’ve always heard people ask “is it a boy or a girl?”….

            “The original meaning of a word is what counts”

            Haha…..okay, that’s ‘nice’ of you to say, then.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I have heard parents asked that way and your way my whole life. Too bad you have lead such a sheltered life which causes you to only see things from your view.
            As for the definitions…it’s the truth, which you seem to avoid.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            I just thought that was funny….the original meaning of the word is all that counts? So, that’s why, for example, any kid can start reading Shakespeare and completely understand it? Or, for another example, the word “gay” means just exactly what it used to…..

          • Gellieman

            Yes they are. Libs have just started pretending they mean two different things to create confusion around the transgender issue.

  • John C. Calhoun

    Here’s another business that will never get my money. No more Hersey chocolate from now on, either.

  • Cady555

    If the policy has been in place for years, and there has never been a problem, why is it such a big problem now?

    They are just stating a policy so non-horrific that not one soul even noticed it existed.

  • DanH

    Like the gays, the trannies are fixated on sex. They’re thoroughly enjoying watching the rest of the culture dragged down to their level, so that something as basic as going to the restroom is sexualized. They are incapable of empathizing with people who are not like themselves.

    • Jalapeno

      Not sure why you associate bathroom use with sex.

      Did you ever consider that some trans people understand that many people don’t actually notice that they are trans? Tends to make things easier on everyone.

      • DanH

        Oh, cut the naive act.
        Gay men meet for sex in restrooms. It makes the local news often, the cops have to send in plainclothesmen to run the pervs out. What a bunch of sickos.

        • Jalapeno

          So.. Gay people sometimes meet in bathrooms, so you associate bathrooms with sex? Interesting logic.

        • Gal 5:22-23

          And straight men meet women on streets for sex. Stereotyping either group by the actions of members is contrary to the lessons of Christ – reference story of the Samaritan on the road.

  • Tiredofsickos

    How are they going to do that. All men will be in there. PC will destroy us.

  • Stanley Jacobs

    Don’t give in to the onslaught delivered by the Major Media and the Hollywood left.
    Millions of Christians were martyred over the centuries for less than this. Their sacrifice should not be held in vain.
    Onward Christian soldiers!

  • Tony

    The Transgender Brain development
    How does the M to F Transgender?
    Like the normal male embryo, the Male to female Transgender brain it starts out
    female Then between the 8th and the 24th weeks, the “XY” chromosomes introduce
    testosterone hormonal changes, BUT hormonal washes as faulty. They are either
    insufficient or ill timed. When this happens, the fetus develops a male body.
    However, some of the default (original) female brain processes to remain intact.
    Thus, the brain’s gender Identity remain intact. Thus,the brain gender Identity
    remains Female. This means that Transgender males whose process of a
    masculinization was incomplete, their default female brains still function.
    The degree of arrested development can very. The original brain circuitry that
    was missed in the Masculinizing process provides a continuing Feminine influence.
    this explains why many transgender, biological males know. from as early as the
    age of 3 years old that they are actually members of the opposite gender.
    You are born with this unlike Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual). Though they too have some of the same traits.
    Gender is not sexuality but, it may effect it.*This may help F to M trans people too..
    This may not be Proof but, it is an logical answer..The Trans info may help you understand
    anyone with gender issues.. its not a proven medical or Psychological answer but,
    it is very logical one…
    **I know this in my own life.***
    Ultimately everyone needs and deserves love and be who they are in their Gender or who they love. ***
    ***Trans-gender people are not the
    perverts and pedophiles like 80% of the unintelligent population thinks. There
    are more than 90% of so-called Heterosexual people baby rapist and adult rapist in the world than
    Trans-gender people. Trans-gender people are not all about sexual relationships
    with whom ever like the LGB. Acceptance of Gender NOT whom you have sex with are
    two and completely different things.
    They just want to use the restroom wash their hands
    and walk out.The True trans-gender want only 1 thing and that is to pee , then leave A.S.A.P.
    . The only thing Trans-ladies might to in the ladies room is to urinate and hand up, check
    makeup. and MAYBE look at the ladies shoes , clothing, make up and listen to the way the
    talk. THAT’S IT !! and NOT for rape of ANYONE Child or adult females. …
    _ You bring in the Bible and talk about Homosexuals OK that is a sin . Trans-people are Not
    the same as that. John 14:6King James Version (KJV)
    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
    the Father, but by me.
    *** Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
    nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.***__
    I AM CREATED BY GOD > I am trans-gender and i am still a Christian.
    Judge not lest ye be judged. The Trans-gender people have been around
    since before Jesus was on earth. John 3:16 i am saved. Your Judgement
    on my is a Sin. Let those without sin cast the first stone ! _
    Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)
    7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
    and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
    but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Trans people are not a new thing they have been around through the ages. Not a sin,

  • Jim Gordon

    Well just say no to Hershey… No visits in the future.

  • Mary Lyons

    One way to stop this insanity is to stop buying their product and in situations like this, where they have a tour park, stop going, another thing write a letter to the company. There is no way that I would allow my children or grandchildren to go into a woman’s bathroom by themselves. This is only opening the door for the perverts to prey on children. I just don’t understand why big companies like this are bowing to this perversion. Yep! the best way to get back is in their pocketbook. The pervert population is about 2%. Will 2% percent bring in the revenue they need?

    Sad thing is, too many people are becoming complacent and accepting of this perverse ideas that is being pushed once again down our throats to accept as “normal.” WE MUST STAND UP AND NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. SILENCE EQUALS CONDONING THIS BEHAVIOR. WE MUST PROTEST AND HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD. Write the letter to the corporation and make sure you tell them you won’t be buying or supporting their product.