Chicago YMCA Changes Guidelines to Allow Boys to Use Girls’ Locker Rooms, Vice Versa

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CHICAGO — A number of YMCA locations in the Chicago area have been instructed to follow new guidelines that permit boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ locker room, and vice versa.

The Chicago Tribune reports that a mother at one of the locations recently approached staff after she saw a teenage boy using the girls’ locker room, but employees later learned that the teen identified as transgender and therefore his presence was permitted.

“From [the mother’s] perspective, there was a man in the locker room,” Rae Ulrich, senior vice president of marketing for the YMCA of Metro Chicago, told the outlet. “But there wasn’t. There was a transgender individual in the locker room.”

The situation and others resulted in the organization crafting a letter outlining that members are free to use the facilities that correspond with their “gender identity.” The notation is also posted on the YMCA of Metro Chicago website.

“[T]he Y … supports every member having the opportunity to use the locker room and restroom they select based on their gender identity, or private facilities–as available–if that is their preference. Where not yet available, we are in the process of adding them,” the letter, signed by President Dick Malone, reads.

“We recognize our commitment in support of the rights of all individuals can cause some to feel uncomfortable and can raise concerns about safety. … Let me be clear: the expanded inclusion policy doesn’t give anyone a new opportunity to behave inappropriately,” it states. “Again, it’s our goal for all members to thrive at the Y, and this is why we will do our best to support each of you while maintaining an environment that reflects the inclusive values we share.”

The correspondence was sent to the YMCA’s 140,000 members at its more than 20 Chicagoland centers. The Chicago Tribune also notes that employees are expected to refer to members by their preferred name and pronoun. Staff members are receiving homosexual and transgender sensitivity training from local advocacy groups, including one at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

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However, while some are applauding the move as one of inclusivity, others are expressing deep concern, especially considering that the YMCA, the Young Men’s Christian Association, was founded upon biblical values.

“It is appalling that a once-Christian organization like the YMCA has now become so morally bankrupt that it has adopted such a misguided policy,” Ed Vitagliano, executive vice president for the American Family Association, told reporters. “It is clear not only from the Bible but nature itself that there are only two genders: male and female. The secularist rush to discard the binary nature of humanity is proof that the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.”

The YMCA website outlines that it was founded in 1844 by London resident George Williams to be “a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets.” Today, the YMCA’s mission is “[t]o put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

Like Chicago, other YMCA locations have also announced changes to their restroom and locker room use policies to accommodate “transgendered” members, such as those in the Seattle/Silverdale/Puyallup, Washington area.


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  • Amos Moses

    So i guess the “M” has no meaning any longer ……………. NOR DOES THE “C” …………….

    • Ronald Carter

      I’m sure it will not affect your life in any way, Amos. You might exhibit some if that famous Christian kindness I always hear so much about.

      • Amos Moses

        Telling the truth is a kindness …………. if listened to ………… it keeps a person safe and healthy …….

        • Ronald Carter

          They are already safe and healthy without your version of “truth”.

          • Amos Moses

            No …………. your lies are harming them ………… you are wrong ………. and you are hurting people …………….

          • Ronald Carter

            If you really believe that, Amos, then by all means keep bludgeoning them with your heavy-handed radical Christian message which is both unsolicited and unwanted, and they will continue to find your arrogance and sanctimonious message as off-putting as it ever was. It just amazes me that you think you’re going to “convert” anybody this way.

          • Amos Moses

            “keep bludgeoning them with your heavy-handed radical Christian message which is both unsolicited and unwanted, ”

            If it is ……….. “both unsolicited and unwanted” ………. then they may leave …… as may you …… NO ONE is forcing you to be here to read what i right …………

            “It just amazes me that you think you’re going to “convert” anybody this way.”

            It just amazes me that you have been here for so long and you still do not get it ……. i do not convert anybody ……….. that is Christs work …… His word does not return void …… and if His word offends you …………. then THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO …….. as you are unregenerate …….. the truth is repugnant to you ………. and you cannot hear the truth ….

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Nope, you just want to take people’s right away. How Christian of you.

          • Ronald Carter

            Funny how I’ve heard Christ’s word from other Christians and it doesn’t come across nearly as nasty as when you present it.

          • Amos Moses

            Then i would imagine ………. a.) they were giving you some watered down version of scripture …… and that is not scripture at all …….. or ……….. b.) they were false christians ……….. and no christians at all ………. and in the absense of a name …….. i can not tell you which ……….. but as christians ………….. #WENAMENAMES …………… we are to be SALT AND LIGHT …….. not sugar and light ………….

          • Ronald Carter

            No True Scotsman fallacy.

          • Amos Moses

            Which as i have explained to you numerous times ……….. not applicable to christianity ………. it is applicable to you ………. you are not a true scotsman … or true to anything but lies ………

          • Ronald Carter

            It’s EXTREMELY applicable to Christianity, in fact you are guilty of breaking this rule every day practically. Once again, if people don’t follow YOUR interpretation, they aren’t “true Christians”.

          • Amos Moses

            No and you are just spreading more lies ……… about things you know nothing about ……… namely … christianity ……..

          • Ronald Carter

            “Moderate Christians, such as those in Europe, are sometimes aghast when viewing their fundamentalist counterparts in the US, immediately declaring them “not true Christians,” even though they believe in the same God and get their belief system from the same book. Many of these statements stating that the extremists are not true believers are often used as a reaction against Guilt by Association. The No True Scotsman fallacy likewise occurs when believers attribute any and all good fortune to divine intervention on their behalf, yet insist that the same can never be true when things go awry.
            The No True Scotsman fallacy can also run the other way when it comes to extremism. Extremists will make a religious statement and when someone points out that there are many believers who don’t believe the extremist’s viewpoint, the moderates are deemed to be not true believers (i.e., Christians who support gay marriage are not “real Christians” or Muslims who support women’s rights are not “real Muslims”). Modern pagans do it all the time, perhaps even more than other religions, due to the fact that there is no agreed-on orthodoxy for the whole group, with some well-established practices in one setting being considered unpalatable in others. Silver Ravenwolf, one of the best-selling “leaders” of neopagans, has done this with multiple ancient, well-established practices.

            It’s a tricky business, as being a member of a religious group, to the minds of those involved, encompasses adhering to a certain standard of behavior. For example, charity can certainly be called an essentially Christian ethic, considering the emphasis that Jesus placed on it. The man himself would most definitely disavow the greedy and “What’s mine is mine” mindset of many right-wingers who call themselves Christians. However, strictly speaking, a Christian is defined as “one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ”; there’s no rule saying they have to do it right.

          • Amos Moses

            “”Moderate Christians, such as those in Europe, ”

            The European church is for the most part ………….. DEAD ………. so no surprises there ……. FAIL …………… and your fallacy still does not apply …… scripture applies ………… not false “logical” fallacies ……..

          • Ronald Carter

            Once again…your opinion. Not God’s. And you still think you are God.

          • Amos Moses

            Once again ………. your opinion ………. with no scripture to back it up …… so worthless ……………… logical fallacies belong to illogical arguments …….. not scripture and theology and truth …………. FAIL ……………..

          • Ronald Carter

            It doesn’t require scripture to back it up, because it’s a philosophical issue. And since you don’t recognize how guilty you are of the No True Scotsman fallacy, or are pretending not to, here’s a quote that sums it up just as well: “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out he hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamott

            In other words Amos, you think you’re putting yourself in God’s corner every time you tell another Christian they are false. In fact what you are doing is trying to drag God over to YOUR corner.

          • Amos Moses

            Yeah ……… on a christian forum ……. it does ……… especially if you are going to make statements about what christianity is and is not …….. your Ad Hominem attacks to the contrary …… see ……… Ad Hominem attacks are all you have ……. and that is a true fallacious argument …….. what you argue when you have no facts to support your position ……… just name calling ……….. no scripture ………… nothing ……… just smoke and mirrors ……. and name calling ……… FAILED argument …………..

          • Ronald Carter

            I don’t do ad hominems. What I do is point out hypocrisy. And yes I have facts. I post them out constantly, like the letter-perfect description of the No True Scotsman fallacy and how you are guilty of it every single time, always calling other Christians false when their Biblical message somehow is never quite as correct as yours is…

          • Amos Moses

            “And you still think you are God.”

            AD HOMINEM ……….. and you cannot even tell the truth about that ….

            BTW ……….. more of your ad hominems have been deleted ….. or i would list them further ………….

            And again ……….. you are unregenerate …….. so your opinion of the matter is worthless …….

          • Ronald Carter

            It isn’t an ad hominem to point out that you think you are speaking for God and that others who do the same thing are false Christians. That IS what you’re doing, Amos, but you are blind to your own actions.

          • Amos Moses

            Nope ………… never made any such claim ………… and again you are lying ………..

          • Ronald Carter

            Every time you accuse another group of being false Christians, you are guilty of No True Scotsman, Amos. The only one lying is yourself.

          • Amos Moses

            There is no “No True Scotsman” in christianity …………… so irrelevant ………..

          • Ronald Carter

            Well, just to show you how helpful I am, the next time you demonize some group or another for being false Christians, I’ll tell you that you’re guilty of the No True Scotsman fallacy. It will be lots of fun and very informative and helpful to you. Ready? Go.

          • Amos Moses

            And it still wont apply ………… you are in the wrong conversation for that to even be of concern to me ……………. but just for fun ……….. Rick Warren ……. not a true christian …………. Joel Osteen ……… not even a christian ……….

          • Ronald Carter

            Thank you – two excellent examples. And I will tell you why they are NTS fallacy:

            Millions of people say they are Christians. You are a lone voice saying they are not. With all respect, why should we listen to you? Do you have a special inside line to God? No. All you have is an opinion, and you are not an authority. I don’t like those guys either but they are ABSOLUTELY Christians, because they fit the definition of a Christian.

          • Amos Moses

            “With all respect, why should we listen to you”

            First …….. i do not know why you seem so intent on listening ……. as you are faux offended by just about everything i say ……..

            Second ….. i do not care if you are offended …….. but you are not offended by me ….. you are offended by God/Christ and the Truth ……..

            Third ……… MNillions of people can say they are purple spagetti monsters ……. does not make it so …….. nor do i care if they call themselves that ….. but i will point out the lie everytime ….. and christians are FULLY AUTHORIZED to judge who is part of the body …. and which part is disease and needs to be SILENCED ….. as scripture says they should …..

            1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
            1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
            1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
            1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
            1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
            1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

            And again ……. your NTS garbage has no truck here ………

          • Ronald Carter

            I care about this because you don’t seem to realize that when you make grand pronouncements about who is and who isn’t Christian, you open the door to all sorts of problems. What you SHOULD be doing is saying yes, they’re Christians, but I disagree with them. But you don’t. You get offended yourself by a statement made by a Christian of a different subset than yourself, and can’t do enough to distance yourself from them, so make a completely subjective statement consisting of just your opinion, saying they’re not Christians. Despite the fact that they are. By almost everyone else’s definition, including the dictionary’s.

            And whether you like it or not, that is the No True Scotsman fallacy. You make yourself the authority, acting for God, rejecting the person as a Christian and we’re somehow supposed to say “OK, no problem, they’re not a Christian anymore because Amos Moses says so.”

            Exactly how many Christians out there would say they were “fully authorized” to judge some of your more extreme comments, such as the one about homosexuals and pedophiles being the same, saying you weren’t a Christian? They’d be guilty of No True Scotsman too, but I guarantee you lots of Christians want nothing to do with your version of Christianity.

            I am an agnostic. I don’t look at someone who puts ketchup on hot dogs (since I prefer mustard) and tell them they’re not true agnostics. That’s a simplification, but it’s what you are doing.

          • Amos Moses

            No ………… a person saying they are christian …….. and accepting that …. without testing and making a judgement ………. THAT is what causes a problem in the body of Christ ….. and again …. you show your ignorance of scripture ….. and christianity ……… and just about anything of that nature ………. and it is just more of your lies ………..

          • Ronald Carter

            Those people DID test and make a judgement, Amos. They are no different
            than you in any respect, and you both tell each other that you’re not
            true Scotsmen. I mean, Christians. You think about that. I haven’t lied once. What you have is a VERSION of Christianity, and no means of testing whether it’s right or wrong. Exactly the same as every other Christian.

          • Amos Moses

            No …….. we …….. the body of Christ are to test all who say they are in Christ Jesus …… it is not a self test ……..

            4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
            4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

          • Ronald Carter

            The very people you call “We the body of Christ” are the people you’re calling false Christians. But of course you still don’t see that you’re part of the problem.

          • Amos Moses

            Nope …….. if the are false converts, false christians, wolves in sheeps clothing, false teachers ……… they are most definitely not of the Body of Christ Jesus …………..

          • Amos Moses

            “I am an agnostic. ”

            And so you admit your disqualification to criticize the body of Christ and His followers ……

          • Ronald Carter

            On the contrary, I don’t have a dog in this fight so it allows me to be perfectly objective.

          • Amos Moses

            No ……….. you think you have the biggest dog in the fight ………. that is why you are here …… tuck your tail and turn around ……….. this is the deep end ………….

          • ComeOnPeople!

            I think King David said it quite well…

            God is indeed good to Israel, to the pure in heart.
            But as for me, my feet almost slipped;my steps nearly went astray. For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.They have an easy time until they die,and their bodies are well fed.They are not in trouble like others; they are not afflicted like most people. Therefore, pride is their necklace,
            and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge out from fatness; the imaginations of their hearts run wild. They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression. They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth. Therefore His people turn to them and drink in their overflowing words. The wicked say, “How can God know? Does the •Most High know everything? ” Look at them — the wicked! They are always at ease, and they increase their wealth. Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing? For I am afflicted all day long and punished every morning. If I had decided to say these things aloud, I would have betrayed Your people. When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless, until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. Indeed, You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin. How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors. Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, You will despise their image. When I became embittered and my innermost beingab was wounded, I was stupid and didn’t understand; I was an unthinking animal toward You. Yet I am always with You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me up in glory. Who do I have in heaven but You? And I desire nothing on earth but You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strengthai of my heart, my portion forever.Those far from You will certainly perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You. But as for me, God’s presence is my good. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, so I can tell about all You do. PSALMS 73

          • Michael A. Todd

            No, safe and healthy is young people not being indoctrinated about sex in freaking preschool. Now, any 5 year old can be walked in on by a grown man and see biology they would normally not know about until around puberty.

            How in the heck is anything about this safe and healthy for the very young???

          • Ronald Carter

            How is that different than now? A woman takes her son into the changeroom with her at the public pool, or dad does the same with his young daughter? I see it all the time, and the apocalypse hasn’t started yet. Anyway we’re talking about RESTROOMS. Tell me when you’ve ever seen genitalia in a restroom. I haven’t my whole life.

      • Reason2012

        It will not affect anyone’s life to have men walk in on women and girls in bathrooms and locker rooms? You’re being dishonest.

        • Ronald Carter

          No I’m not. It’s always been like this, you just never noticed the man in the restroom with you was a transgender before.

          • Reason2012

            They’re noticing now because NOW you have people walking in that are dressed as men, did not have surgery and/or are just perverts, pedophiles and predators who simply need only say “I’m a woman”.

            If it’s always been like this, then you don’t need this change, which exposes more dishonesty from the activists.

          • Ronald Carter

            No, they are noticing now because there are laws in place now to protect them, and you don’t like it.

            What you state isn’t happening. A man doesn’t just walk into a women’s restroom and say he is a woman.

            Are you telling me you’d be much happier standing at the urinal next to a man who has a dress, bra, and high heels?

          • Reason2012

            “Are you telling me you’d be much happier standing at the urinal next to a man who has a dress, bra, and high heels?”

            In your hurry to try having a point, thank you for unwittingly admitting he’s still a man and that you’d rather women and girls be forced to allow a MAN to walk in on them just because he’s wearing a dress, or a bra, or high heels.

            Behold the dishonesty of LGBT activists who do not care for the LGBT community as shown in the slaughter in Orlando when then LGBT activists instead defended_islam as the religion of peace, showing they hate the LGBT community and just use them to promote their anti-Christian agenda.

          • Ronald Carter

            In your haste to congratulate yourself for your cleverness YOU were the one who missed the point. I meant what I said. I was talking about a transvestite, not a transgender. But now that I think about it, it doesn’t matter whether the person’s had the surgery or not. It’s about appearances. You may have stood next to woman-to-men transgenders many times and not even noticed because after surgery the person, now a man, looks like a man in every respect. But regardless of gender, you’re not going to be comfortable standing next to someone wearing a dress at a urinal, are you? So your hypocrisy is palpable. What YOU care about is genitals. That’s what you want. You want the person standing next to you to have a penis.

          • Reason2012

            Yes, of course – in your “refutation” of this attempt to allow transgender males into the womens’ restrooms, you instead pretend you were talking about transvestite males who want to wear women’s clothing.

            You continue to show everyone else how dishonest activisits typically are, and for that I thank you.

            So now this law is talking about transvestites who do NOT identify as women but merely want to wear their clothing?!

            This is rich.

            So, going with this new claim of yours that has NOTHING to do with our talk about transgenders who believe they are really women supposedly belong in the women’s rest rooms and locker rooms, are you now claiming transvestites, which are men who wear “high heels, bras and dresses” should also go to the women’s restrooms and locker rooms because of how they’re dressed, even though they are NOT claiming they’re really a woman?

            Or do they stay in the men’s rest rooms, where, as you admit men would NOT want to be “standing at the urinal next to a man who has a dress, bra, and high heels?”

            No, you’ve been caught in your dishonesty and now try to pretend for the first time we’ve been talking about transvestites.

            it doesn’t matter whether the person’s had the surgery or not. It’s about appearances.”

            So now according to you: forget transgenders. Men who happen to feel like putting on “a dress, high heels and a bra”, but still believe they’re men, should also be allowed to enter womens’ rest rooms, and locker rooms also? That’s all perverts, predators and pedophiles need to do to get promoted access to little girls in locker rooms getting changed?

            Thank you for showing everyone else how depraved the LGBT activists truly are.

            PS 50 LGBT’s just got slaughtered by those into islam / shariah law yet again – but you show them how much you care about them by defending_Islam as a religion of peace, ignoring how they were slaughtered, and instead spend hours continuing to attack Christianity and supposed evil of trying to protect women and girls in restrooms and locker rooms from predators, pedophiles and perverts that also benefit from these rules by simply putting on a dress. Those “evil” people protecting women and girls in restrooms and locker rooms must be dealt with – because those following islam / shariah law are quite peaceful.

          • Ronald Carter

            You’ve completely missed the point I was making, which is that all these
            years you’ve been doing the very thing you’re complaining so
            vociferously about now, but you were never even aware of it. And what
            you seem to be demanding is that genitalia match the corresponding stick
            figure on the restroom door. And I tell you, OK, Mr. Fundamentalist –
            Let’s put a man next to you at the urinal whose genitalia match your own
            but put a dress on him. Happy now? Why not? Didn’t you get your
            wish? Well, if the man feels he is really a woman, but hasn’t had the
            gender reassignment surgery yet, but still wants to dress as a woman
            until the big day comes, this is what you’re basically asking for. And
            you don’t even realize it.

            I’m not even entertaining all your racist Muslim talk. I haven’t defended Islam at all for what it’s worth.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Yeah, she keeps hammering on the Muslims, isn’t she?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            And check the news: you now have pedophiles, perverts and predators being arrested at Target for taking advantage of their same policy and preying on women and little girls.

            I know of 2 pervs so far. One wasn’t even dressed as a woman, he was a peeping Tom. but please tell me about the pedophiles, cause I know that both where ogling ‘women’

          • Reason2012

            So it was only 2 so far that have been caught, so it’s just fine?
            No.
            The FACT is these rules are enabling perverts, predators and/or pedophiles to target (how fitting) women and little girls.

            “One wasn’t even dressed as a woman”
            So it would have been fine if he was “dressed as a woman”? No.

            By the way, the teenage boys were not dressed as girls either, that’s why they were noticed.

            Deception, obfuscation and outright lies are all activists have left.

            PS 50 LGBT’s just got slaughtered by those into islam / shariah law yet again – but you show them how much you care about them by defending_Islam as a religion of peace, ignoring how they were slaughtered, and instead spend hours continuing to attack Christianity and supposed evil of trying to protect women and girls in restrooms and locker rooms from predators, pedophiles and perverts that also benefit from these rules by simply putting on a dress. Those “evil” people protecting women and girls in restrooms and locker rooms must be dealt with – because those following islam / shariah law are quite peaceful. Which of course shows these LGBT activists hate the LGBT community, but are just using them to promote their anti-Christian, anti-moral agenda.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            stop putting words in my mouth, I never said that it’s just fine. i was just pointing out that I only know of 2 who where in target;

            So it would have been fine if he was “dressed as a woman”?

            And again, putting words in my mouth.

            I’m not defending what happened in Orlando or anywhere else. I defend those you brush with the same broad brush. But I know, no matter what I say to you, you won’t believe it.

            You didn’t answer my question. When where there pedophiles in Target?

          • Michael A. Todd

            People aren’t that blind. That’s the dumbest statement you have made so far “It’s always been like this”. Wow. I saw my first drag queen in college. It took about 1 second to know if was a man in a dress with bad makeup. He was real happy to promenade around the restaurant meeting people. Maybe he actually thought people would take him for a woman.

          • Ronald Carter

            So you’re actually comparing transgendered people to those comical greasepaint monstrosities you saw in college? Wow. Do a Google image search sometime. Sometimes you can tell, and sometimes you can’t. And how much attention do you ever give someone you brush past in a restroom anyway?

          • hytre64

            You will notice that the article talks not about a restroom, but rather the locker room – where people disrobe, shower and get dressed.

            I KNOW that young women would notice if a young male stripped down in front of them and took a shower.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Trans man, there’s no need to feel down

      I said Trans man, pick yourself off the ground

      I said Trans man, you can go in your gown

      There’s no need to be unhappy

      Trans man, there’s a place you can go

      I said Trans man, when you’re short on your macho

      You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find

      Many ways to have a good time

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      They have everything for Trans men so give it a whirl

      You can hang out as a girl

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      You can get yourself clean, you can go and reveal

      You can do whatever you feel

      Trans man, are you listening to me

      I said Trans man, be what you wanna be

      I said Trans man, you can make real your dreams

      But you’ve got to know this one thing

      A real man, potties in the mensroom all by himself

      I said Trans man, put your pride on the shelf

      And just go potty at the Y.M.C.A.

      I’m sure they can help you today

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      They have everything for Trans men so give it a whirl

      You can hang out as a girl

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      You can get yourself clean, you can go and reveal

      You can do whatever you feel

      Trans Man, I never was once in your shoes

      Cause I know which bathroom to use

      I felt people care where you pee

      I felt the whole world would see

      That’s when someone, came up to me

      someone, came up to me

      And said Trans men, can now take a walk up the street

      There’s a place there, called the Y.M.C.A.

      They only care about what you say

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      It’s potty time at the Y.M.C.A.

      Trans man, Trans man there’s no need to feel down

      Trans man, Trans man pick yourself off the ground

      Y.M.C.A. and just go potty at the Y.M.C.A.

      • Michael A. Todd

        Did this make you feel better?

        • ComeOnPeople!

          Actually it made me laugh just as poking fun at what religious folks makes non religious people laugh. I find the bathroom situation silly and therefore I poked fun at it. America has lost it’s senses to the point of not even knowing which bathroom a man or a woman should use and making laws to help us all out. It’s insanity and immorality in action & I’d rather laugh then cry.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    So sad the secularists ruin everything Christians have created excellently. No preaching of the Gospel -> ceasing of Christian-ness.

  • Reason2012

    So notice the hypocritical logic they use:

    If you’re a man who only FEELS like a woman, even though you still have male genitalia, it’s “discrimination” to make him use the bathroom with other men.

    But if you’re REALLY a BIOLOGICAL woman (who obviously also FEELS like a woman, btw), then it’s NOT discrimination to make her use the bathroom with other men who will now walk in on her, both in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    Behold the hypocrisy of their “discrimination” lies.

    They want to discriminate against everyone else in the name of stopping discrimination. They are discriminating against and endangering everyone else by enabling_perverts, predators and_pedophiles.

    Contact your representatives about the REAL discrimination: forcing 100% of women and little girls to use the bathroom with men who will walk in on them in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    Contact YMCA and tell them to stop discriminating against everyone else.

    • Amos Moses

      Tell them to stop calling themselves “C” (christian) …………..

      • hytre64

        The YMCA stopped being “Christian” a long time ago.

        • Amos Moses

          Tru Dat ………..

    • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

      There was an important fact missing from this report. Here is the full version: “From [the mother’s] perspective, there was a man in the locker room,” Rae Ulrich, senior vice president of marketing for the YMCA of Metro Chicago took out a shiny wand from an inside coat pocket and waved it about. “But there wasn’t”, he/she continued. “There was a transgender individual in the locker room.” Putting the wand back in its pocket, all smiles and open arms, he/she bowed for the adoring media crowd whose thunderous applause echoed around the world.

  • 201821208 :)

    “Casting down imaginations” 2 Corinthians 10:5
    “What opposition is made against the gospel by the powers of sin and satan in the hearts of men. IGNORANCE, prejudices, BELOVED LUSTS, are Satan’s strong-holds in the souls of some; VAIN IMAGINATIONS, CARNAL REASONINGS, and high thoughts, or proud conceits,”

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

  • robertzaccour

    When I was a kid, people knew which bathroom to use and we weren’t forced to bend over backwards for gender-challenged people. I don’t even recall knowing anyone that was like that.

  • http://HisPlaceDanville.com Stephen Anderson

    I thoughtr YMCA stood for Young Mens Christian Association.

  • Gena B

    Just because the law allows it, doesn’t mean Christians have to partake in it. Stop going into the locker rooms or the YMCA all together. Does it infringe on our rights, sure it does, but if you think they are going to reverse that law it won’t happen. We have to decide what is right for us as Christians, and as scripture tells us, we are to be separate. We are different from the world, so why should we expect to live worldly lives the same as others who are perishing.