Walgreens Adopts Policy Allowing Males Who Identify as Females to Use Women’s Restrooms

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The nationwide drugstore chain Walgreens has adopted a policy allowing males who identify as females to use the women’s restroom, and vice versa.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California shed light on the policy on Monday, which had been rolled out in November after a man who identifies as a woman lodged a complaint that he had been told by an employee to use the men’s room.

“All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth,” reads a Walgreens’ policy document entitled “Transgender Inclusion,” dated effective Nov. 21, 2017, under a section on restroom accessibility.

The policy also generally prohibits any type of harassment or discrimination against those with gender dysphoria, outlining that those who do so may be subject to discipline or termination.

“Walgreens family of companies subscribes to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression/presentation,” the document states. “The intent of this policy is to support transgender individuals and foster an environment of inclusion and mutual respect. Because the needs of individuals vary, this policy cannot anticipate every situation that may arise.”

Read the transgender inclusion policy in full here.

The ACLU says that the move is the result of an incident that took place last year in Hollywood, California, where a man who goes by the name Jessie Meehan asked to use the women’s restroom while on his way to a “LGBT pride” event in Los Angeles. Meehan says he was told by the clerk to use the men’s restroom.

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“I asked her why, and she told me I looked like a man and needed to use the men’s room,” Meehan said in a press release.

Upset that he ended up having to use the urinals in the men’s room, Meehan set out for a change to company policy with the aid of the ACLU of Southern California. The organization then began talks with Walgreens officials, and states that its efforts led to the policy rollout.

Walgreens has long been a proponent of homosexual and transgender causes.

“California law protects every person’s right to access restrooms based on their gender identity in workplaces, schools, and business establishments,” ACLU attorney Amanda Goad, who initiated contact with Walgreens, said in a statement. “It’s important for businesses to make sure their employees understand that requirement, just like Walgreens is now doing, because Jessie Meehan had the courage to stand up for her rights.”

However, similar to the concern that arose when retail chain Target announced in April 2016 that its restrooms may be used in accordance with one’s “gender identity,” pro-family groups are asking Christians to speak out on the matter.

The American Family Association (AFA) has again created a petition urging Walgreens to reverse its decision.

“Walgreens’ store policy endangers women and children by allowing men to frequent women’s restrooms. As an example, since a similar public policy was announced by Target Stores, Inc. two years ago, dozens of women and children have been victimized by male predators inside Target stores,” the petition asserts. “Walgreens’ new policy could potentially result in female customers becoming victims of voyeurism, sexual assault and physical attack.”

It is also requesting calls to the Walgreens corporate office at 800-925-4733.

The late preacher and author A.W. Tozer once warned, “There is no Christian victory or blessing if we refuse to turn away from the things that God hates. Even if it is accepted in the whole social class of which you are a part, turn away from it. Even if there is something that has come to be accepted by our generation, turn away from it if it is wrong and an offense to our holy and righteous Savior.”


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  • DrIndica

    There are restrooms @ Walgreens? Huh, who knew? I guess I wouldn’t have needed to exceed the posted speed limit to make it home soon enough!

  • Michael C

    “…since a similar public policy was announced by Target Stores, Inc. two years ago, dozens of women and children have been victimized by male predators inside Target stores,”

    This is basically a lie.

    I’ve looked at the examples cited by the AFA. The issues aren’t a result of Target’s trans-inclusive policies. The incidents would not have been prevented by refusing to allow transgender men and women use the appropriate facilities.

    Honestly, which public restroom do you think men like Kingston Farady, Michael Hughes, and Aydian Dowling should use?

    • John W

      ??? a male sex offender pretending to be a woman gaining access to the women’s bathroom, men stripping in women’s locker rooms in view of little girls, and men filming girls in the women’s change-room… and exactly how does Target’s bathroom policy help prevent this type of assault?

      In what world is this “basically a lie”?

      Honestly, what bathroom do you want your mother, wife, daughter to use?

      • james blue

        If they only did those things in stores with the “target policy” or they didn’t happen before target had its policy you might have had a point.

        Thing is those things are done by heterosexual men, not trans-gendered people. If you can point to a case of an actual trans person doing any of that I would be interested.

        On your last sentence I suggest you google Aydian Dowling (as Michael suggested) and ask yourself if you want that “woman” in the same bathroom as your mother, wife or daughter,

    • Reason2012

      The incidents would not have been prevented by refusing to allow transgender men and women use the appropriate facilities.

      When people notice the men going into women’s restrooms, it’s not reported because of the assumption that it’s now “allowed’ – they’re not going to stop him and ask him “do you really believe you’re a female”. And women were victimized by it.

      LGBT activists continue to show their hate for everyone else – their willingness to make everyone else victims – by helping make sure they are victimized by perverts enabled by the policies these LGBT activists promote. These companies need to be sued for all their worth for making victims out of everyone else, discriminating against everyone else, all in the name of stopping discrimination.

      • Michael C

        Which public restroom should Kingston Farady use? The men’s or women’s?

        • Reason2012

          Stop running, Michael: Why were men not reported for going into the women’s restrooms at Target to then victimize women?

          • Michael C

            I’d like to answer your question but it’s pretty vague. Which men are you talking about?

          • Michael C

            Edit response to his edited avoidance: You still try to avoid having your lie exposed by continuing to pretend you do not know you were talking about the men who abused women even after I “reminded” you since you have such a short memory about what you responded to, but you instead resort to ad hominem. Run away again, Michael – it shows everyone else how you’re really just a deceiver, pretending men would have been able to walk into women’s restrooms, go into stalls next to them, even if the policy was not in place – no, they’d have been reported the moment they walk into the ladies room if the policy was not in place and women would have immediately left the restroom to report it. It also shows your hate for everyone else, determined to help make sure they continue to be victimized by the policies you push for.

            This is a bizarre way to have a conversation. It’s much easier if you say something to me, I reply back to you, then you reply back to me (etc.). Adding more content to your original comment is passive aggressive.

            Okay, on to your comment.

            If a man walked into the women’s bathroom, they would be asked to leave. That’s still not okay.

            Do you honestly think that trans-inclusive policies like Target’s mean that men are allowed to use the ladies’ room? Do you actually think that?

          • Michael C

            Edit: No, this is how you prevent trolls from having you go in circles then repeating what you addressed 10 posts earlier in the chain. So now you pretend you know how it is we’re talking about: men that walk into women’s restrooms – exactly my point of how you try to go in circles. No, when the policy is in place, you don’t dare question men who walk into the women’s restrooms because now “it’s legal” and you also risk being attacked as a bigot by the mentally disturbed or by employees who are pushing this social re-engineering. Without the policy you will most certainly be reported and women will no longer be victimized. That you try to pretend men walked into women’s restrooms and got in stalls next to women before the policy and no one reported it shows how much of a deceiver you are, and how you enjoy making victims out of everyone else to push your agenda.

            You seem very confused. Policies that allow transgender people to use the facilities matching their gender identity/expression do not give men the right to use the women’s room. If a man enters the women’s room, women alert store staff and the man is told to leave. This hasn’t changed.

            Do you really think sexual assaults have happened because women were like “yeah, sure, whatever. I guess it’s legal now” when a man entered a women’s restroom and started raping women? That’s seriously one of the most ignorant claims I’ve heard, ever.

          • Michael C

            …and will you stop running and answer my question now that I’ve responded to all of yours?

            Which public restroom should Kingston Farady use?

          • Reason2012

            I’ve answered it before, then you vanish only to ask it again.
            I’ll answer your question with a question:
            If a person cannot tell that a person is a transgender, then why do we need laws enforcing it?

    • 0pus

      Do you have any life at all, aside from bashing Christians? Every time homosexuals post on a Christian blog, it just shows how lonely and bored they are. You’re making an impression, but not the kind you’re hoping for.

  • Wibur Smith

    I haven’t been back to Target since their announcement and I won’t go to another Walgreens until they change their policy.

    • Enniscorthy

      And that arrangement seems to suiting both you and Target perfectly well.

    • LynnRH

      I too have boycotted Target and not it will include Walgreens. I’m not using their women’s restrooms and take the chance of some confused man coming in there too.

      • Michael C

        Do Walgreen’s stores even have public restrooms? Do you even know?

        • LynnRH

          I really don’t know but more than likely they do; most places do these days.

        • Reason2012

          The article is about their policy to let confused men suffering from mental confusion use ladies restrooms, and you ask if they have public (a.k.a., women’s and men’s) restrooms?

  • bowie1

    Weren’t there stalls in the men’s room so he could have some privacy?

    • Michael C

      She.

      • bowie1

        Only in the person’s mind.

        • Michael C

          No. This article is mistaken. Meehan is not transgender.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    The philosophical contradictions of the trans worldview – Lifesite

    An argument about transgender identities will be much more persuasive if it concerns who someone is, not merely how someone identifies. And so the rhetoric of the transgender moment drips with ontological assertions: people are the gender they prefer to be. That’s the claim.

    Transgender activists don’t admit that this is a metaphysical claim. They don’t want to have the debate on the level of philosophy, so they dress it up as a scientific and medical claim. And they’ve co-opted many professional associations for their cause. Thus the American Psychological Association, in a pamphlet titled “Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression,” tells us, “Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.” Notice the politicized language: a person’s sex is “assigned at birth.” Back in 2005, even the Human Rights Campaign referred instead to “birth sex” and “physical sex.”

    The phrase “sex assigned at birth” is now favored because it makes room for “gender identity” as the real basis of a person’s sex. In an expert declaration to a federal district court in North Carolina concerning H.B. 2, Dr. Deanna Adkins stated, “From a medical perspective, the appropriate determinant of sex is gender identity.” Dr. Adkins is a professor at Duke University School of Medicine and the director of the Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care (which opened in 2015). Adkins argues that gender identity is not only the preferred basis for determining sex, but “the only medically supported determinant of sex.” Every other method is bad science, she claims: “It is counter to medical science to use chromosomes, hormones, internal reproductive organs, external genitalia, or secondary sex characteristics to override gender identity for purposes of classifying someone as male or female.”

    This is a remarkable claim, not least because the argument recently was that gender is only a social construct, while sex is a biological reality. Now, activists claim that gender identity is destiny, while biological sex is the social construct.

    • Enniscorthy

      From the “Media Bias/Fact Check” website: “Life Site News”

      EXTREME RIGHT BIAS

      These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward
      conservative causes through story selection and/or political
      affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts
      to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes),
      publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may
      damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be
      untrustworthy.

      Factual Reporting: MIXED

      Notes: LifeSiteNews “is a non-profit Internet service dedicated to
      issues of culture, life, and family.” The website was founded by the Campaign Life Coalition which has a far right bias. Both sources are anti-abortion and opposed to gay marriage. (11/25/2016)

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ………… oh …. i am sorry … did you have something to say of any interest ….. FYI …… unbiased …… IS A MYTH ……. a …. oh how did you put it ….. a …… CONSPIRACY THEORY …………….. and you are still a liar and a JOKE ………. and an ACCIDENTAL THEORIST …………

        • Enniscorthy

          All your name calling aside, it’s prudent to check your sources before posting to make sure they’re reputable and not far-right jokes.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you are the one calling names ….. i am just throwing your ridiculous accusations back at you ………….

          • Enniscorthy

            I have not presented any web links of dubious trustworthiness.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            all of your opinions are dubious ………….. and repeated lies …….. so dubious coming from you is ….. well …… ahhhhh ….. DUBIOUS ………

          • Enniscorthy

            When it’s my opinion, I say so. When it’s a weblink, I make sure it’s fair and balanced. You do not.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it is all your opinion ………. CO-OPTED from others ….. and stolen ……….

          • Enniscorthy

            No, I cite reputable sources. You just happen to oppose those sources.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope …. you cited a source that endorsed PEDOPHILIA ……….. and then took it back ….. and that is NOT REPUTABLE ……. “You just happen to oppose those sources.” …. as you do SCRIPTURE ….. again …… SO WHAT …………….

          • Enniscorthy

            It didn’t endorse pedophilia. It said that pedophilia might be an orientation. Once again, you fail to understand.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            YUP … it surely did ………… and you fail to acknowledge the truth ………..

          • Enniscorthy

            No, it didn’t, but you’re welcome to find the text that gave them free license to abuse children, either before or AFTER their retraction. I’ll wait. Let’s see how honest you really are.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            yeah …. that is why we have homo-marriage …. because they said it was okey-dokey to play pokey wherever you want to …… and they were about to do the same thing ……….. and you are wrong …. and you are hurting people …………. and what you are saying is a lie ….. and so you are still a liar …………..

          • Enniscorthy

            Wow, you really struggle with the concept that in this world some people through no fault of their own are homosexuals, and they have the right to fall in love and get married just like everyone else, and no it’s not nasty and yes they really do love each other. All because of a superstition you harbour.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it is not through no fault of their own …. they chose to do it ……….. they may not recall it …. but they chose it …. and they did not become this by “accident” ….. accident theorist …… just as a murderer ACTUALLY CHOSE to murder another …… and they do not recall the actual decision ……. BUT ………. they surely CHOSE to do what they did ……….. we do not accidentally sleep with other people ….. nor do we accidentally do ANYTHING of a voluntary nature ……. and you have no EVIDENCE otherwise ……… and i mean ACTUAL EVIDENCE ……. FEELINGS are not EVIDENCE of anything …………………….

          • Enniscorthy

            No, they didn’t choose it. Everyone EXCEPT religious fundamentalists will tell you that. Ask them yourself, for heaven’s sake. And if that’s their lot in life, you seem to want to forbid them from falling in love, and this, apparently, is the religion you choose to follow.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “No, they didn’t choose it. ”

            So it was an accident …………. REALLY ……… ACCIDENT THEORIST ….. there are TWO possibilities …… it was an accident or it was a mindful act ……

          • Enniscorthy

            “there are TWO possibilities …… it was an accident or it was a mindful act ……”

            Says who? Why do you constrain everything to your own opinions and leave the scientific theories out completely?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            well then you tell us the other possibility ………. you have NO alternate explanation ……. they did not become homosexual by ACCIDENT ……. they may not remember the decision or WANT to remember the decision ……. but they are RESPONSIBLE FOR that decision ……. in murder, in theft, and BECOMING A homosexual ………. there is no difference and you cannot show one SHRED of evidence to the contrary …… “theories” ARE NOT EVIDENCE ….

          • Enniscorthy

            It may not be possible to know what made them that way, but as so many people point out, who cares as long as they find a person who makes them happy? It isn’t an illness, and science has told you that, so why don’t you stop treating it like a defect? You want to crack down on morality, why don’t you go after promiscuity?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “It may not be possible to know what made them that way”

            so you argue from IGNORANCE ……….. and that is all you have ……………. being “happy” and choosing to die an early death …… yeah …. no ….. sorry ….. contradiction in terms ………

          • Enniscorthy

            It isn’t me who is ignorant, science doesn’t claim to know everything but it keeps moving forward all the time. Homosexuals don’t die an early death.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE ……… wrong and a lie and virtually every scientific study by the CDC and others CONFIRM this ….. AGAIN ….. you argue from ignorance ………..

            Obituraries numbering 6516 from 16 US homosexual journals over 12 years were compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers. The obituaries from the regular newspapers were similar to US averages for longevity, the median age of death of married men was 75, 80% of them died old, 65 or older. For unmarried or divorced men the median age of death was 57 and 32% of them died old.

            Married women averaged age 79 at death, 85% died old, and unmarried and divorced women averaged age 71, and 60% of them died old.

            However, the median age of death for homosexuals was virtually the same nationwide, and overall, less than 2% survived to old age. If AIDS was the cause of death, the median age was 39 years old. For the 829 homosexuals who died of something else besides AIDS, the median age was 42 years of age, and 9% died old. Of 163 lesbians, the median age was 44 years of age, and 20% died old. 2.8% of homosexuals died violently and they were 116 times more apt to be murdered, 24 times more apt to commit suicide, and had a traffic accident death rate 18 times greater than comparably aged white males. 20% of lesbians died of murder, suicide, or accident, a rate 487 times greater than that of white females aged 25 to 44.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            RESULTS: Estimates of the mid-period gay and bisexual population ranged from 5406 to 16,219 for the three scenarios, and total deaths in these men from 953 to 1703. Age-specific mortality was significantly higher for gay and bisexual men than all men aged 30-44. Life expectancy at age 20 for gay and bisexual men ranged from 34.0 years to 46.3 years for the 3% and 9% scenarios respectively. These were all lower than the 54.3 year life expectancy at age 20 for all men. The probability of living from age 20 to 65 years for gay and bisexual men ranged from 32% for the 3% scenario, to 59% for the 9% scenario. These figures were considerably lower than for all men where the probability of living from 20 to 65 was 78%. CONCLUSION: In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions, gay and bisexual men in this urban centre are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871.

            International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 26, Issue 3, 1 June 1997, Pages 657–661

          • Enniscorthy

            You wouldn’t have something more recent than TWENTY-ONE years old, written at a time when HIV was basically a death sentence, would you? And monogamous homosexual couples would not be subject to data like this.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i do … BUT THERE IS NO FRESHNESS DATE ON SCIENCE …….so your objection is noted as ANTI-SCIENCE …………..

          • Enniscorthy

            On the contrary, science is CONSTANTLY refreshing itself and getting better information. That’s the very nature of science. Why would we rely on 1997 data when medical advances have come so far in reducing HIV-related deaths? That’s like using 1935 figures on smallpox. This is your honesty level apparently.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871” …………… cant get past that can you ……………… BUT ….. here is something …. MORE FRESH ….. just for you ……… from England …… 2016 ………. “Men who have sex with men (MSM) represented 90% of all syphilis cases in 2015” ….. 90 PERCENT …..

            As the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have syphilis in which case penicillin is the best choice”. The disease, caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, has affected the famous through the ages (Al Capone and, reportedly, , to name just two).

            But syphilis is in no way confined to big names, nor is it a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the past. The 2016 has shown that infection rates are on the up, with disproportionate rates in London. In 2015, the capital accounted for 56% of all cases in England, with a 22% increase in diagnoses in the year 2014-15. Since 2010 the number of cases of syphilis in Londoners has increased by 163%, with a 22% increase in the year from 2014 to 2015. The borough of Lambeth has the highest rates, closely followed by the City of London and Southwark.

            Men who have sex with men (MSM) represented 90% of all syphilis cases in 2015, with a 232% increase in diagnosis over the last five years, said the report. More than half of the MSM diagnosed with syphilis in 2015 were also infected with HIV, and over half additionally tested positive for a separate STI. Rates in heterosexuals remain stable but are higher than ideal.

            Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis
            Verity Sullivan
            Read more
            It’s 2016. Safe sex campaigns and targeted prevention efforts are in place. Sexual health care is free and accessible to both high and low risk groups. So what is going on?

            The basic science can’t be sugar coated. More condomless sex leads to higher rates of syphilis, (and gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HIV … the list goes on). Untreated syphilis means the disease continues to be passed on and leads to potentially horrifying long-term medical complications. Action is needed now to address the reasons behind these patterns, particularly in MSM, the group most affected.

            In MSM, higher numbers of partners is a key reason behind the heavily inflated rates, compounded by the use of apps such as Grindr, venue based and group sex. The reported increased use of Chemsex (recreational drugs used during sex) is also of concern, lowering sexual inhibitions and making the likelihood of using a condom less likely.

          • Enniscorthy

            “now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all
            men in Canada in the year 1871″ …………… cant get past that can
            you ………………”

            No, because it’s false. And total nonsense.

            “Men who have sex with men (MSM) represented 90% of all syphilis cases in 2015″ ….. 90 PERCENT …..”

            Which drops to 0% when you are in a committed monogamous relationship. As I stated before, your issue, the more I think about it, isn’t with homosexuals, it’s with promiscuity. Which heterosexuals are also guilty of, by the way.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE …. it is not false …. it is SCIENCE that you CLAIM to respect …… but you DISAGREE because it does not fit the paradigm you WANT to believe ……. nor does it fit the LIES you want to believe …… okay ….. SO WHAT ……………

          • Enniscorthy

            It’s you twisting science, Dr. Nope. I’ve caught you doing it several times now. You take the data that fits your worse single example of a homosexual and then pretend it pertains to everybody. You haven’t fooled anyone.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            cut and paste …. does not “twist” their words ……… you are a liar …………. AGAIN ……….

          • Enniscorthy

            I don’t deny that you cut and paste. But it’s just like with the Bible, you cleverly OMIT the parts that come before and after what you cut and paste, thereby removing context. You are dishonest with your cut and pasting. I’ve seen it over and over with you, Dr. Nope.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE ……. it is not clever use ……. it is the CONCLUSIONS they drew from THEIR report …. of SCIENCE ….. that you reject ………..

          • Enniscorthy

            I’m not rejecting science, Dr. Nope. I’m rejecting your flawed understanding, which I’m not certain yet is deliberate or whether you really do struggle to comprehend. You can cut and paste any article you like that refers to 1980s gay promiscuous men in San Francisco and present it as though it represents all LGBT people in 2018. You can do that without altering a word, and that is exactly what you are doing. You’re being deliberately dishonest with your cut-and-pastes.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            right … you are just rejecting this science that your prejudice disagrees with ….. care for a report from the CDC ….. because they say the same thing ………….

          • Enniscorthy

            Give me the report again, and what you think it means, and we’ll break this down for you. Put up or shut up time Dr. Nope.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you can scroll back ….. there is nothing to “put up or shut up” …… you do not accept the truth ….. you do not accept the science that disagrees with your prejudice ……. and honestly ….. i do not care ………. run away if you have to …… you have been doing it since you got here ………….

          • Enniscorthy

            I can go back, and find the quote you posted, and find all the parts you chose to leave out, and find out its context, or you can simply quote it again. Your choice entirely.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            again … i do not care which you choose ………. you bore me ………..

          • Enniscorthy

            Best concession speech ever.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ………………….

          • Enniscorthy

            You are arguing from ignorance. Your Bible is not a manual for what makes a person homosexual. No data about early death, just bigotry. You make every homosexual out to be a mid-80s promiscuous gay man. That isn’t just dishonest. It’s sick.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            first … it is not “Your bible” …… it is GODS bible ….. “not a manual for what makes a person homosexual” two ….. it absolutely is not that nor have we EVER claimed it did ……. ” No data about early death, just bigotry.” …. SCIENCE DENIAL ………. “You make every homosexual out to be a mid-80s promiscuous gay man. That isn’t just dishonest. It’s sick.” …. again … SCIENCE DENIAL ………. and epithet …… describing what they are and do is not bogotry and i NEVER said that is what they are …… and you are AGAIN a LIAR and NAME CALLING …… and even LIBERAL SLATE magazine has written articles on the MYTH of homosexual “monogamy” ……….

            The Dirty Little Secret – Most Gay Couples Aren’t Monogamous
            By Hanna Rosin
            slate;com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/06/26/most_gay_couples_aren_t_monogamous_will_straight_couples_go_monogamish.html – REPLACE THE ; with a .

            The dirty little secret about gay marriage: Most gay couples are not monogamous. We have come to accept lately, partly thanks to Liza Mundy’s excellent recent cover story in the Atlantic and partly because we desperately need something to make the drooping institution of heterosexual marriage seem vibrant again, that gay marriage has something to teach us, that gay couples provide a model for marriages that are more egalitarian and less burdened by the old gender roles that are weighing marriage down these days.

            But the thorny part of the gay marriage experiment is sex, and more precisely, monogamous sex. Mundy writes about an old study from the ’80s that found that gay couples were extremely likely to have had sex outside their relationship—82 percent did. That was before AIDS and the great matrimony craze in the gay community. She also tells the story of Dan Savage, who started out wanting to be monogamous until he and his partner had kids, and then they loosened up on that in order to make their union last. “Monogamish” is what he calls his new model. But as Mundy asks, can anyone out there imagine a husband proposing that same deal to his pregnant wife?

          • Enniscorthy

            You misrepresent science at every turn, so you really shouldn’t pretend to be on the same side as science. There is nothing honest about saying that a monogamous homosexual couple is going to have a reduced lifespan. For one thing, you don’t know anything about how they live their lives, for another, you seem to be counting on them being promiscuous and having unprotected intercourse and injecting drugs, all the things that WOULD drastically reduce anyone’s life.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE ….. i QUOTED the study … cut and paste …. VERBATIM ….. see ….. that is the beauty of cut and paste ….. i added NOTHING ….. THEIR WORDS ….. and the kicker is the last sentence as far as your statement about the “age” of the study ……

            CONCLUSION: In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Under even the most liberal assumptions, gay and bisexual men in this urban centre are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871.

            did you get that …… “now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871” …. and this is a CANADIAN study ……….. and they are oh so ACCEPTING of homosexuals ……

          • Enniscorthy

            Yeah, I’ve seen how you manipulate facts. Present all these details about the alarming mortality rate, just make sure to use data that’s 25 years old, that takes into consideration gay men only, and those who are promiscuous and have unprotected sex. But completely ignore the rest of the gay people who live alone with their partners and who do not fool around.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            no manipulation was needed to say WHAT THEY SAID ………..

          • Enniscorthy

            Probably not, but it depends on what specific situation you cherry picked in the first place. Your monstrous deception is trying to make it fit every single homosexual.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE …. the ENTIRE conclusion was cut and pasted ….. and you can look it up ………. easy peasy lemon squeezy …………

          • Enniscorthy

            You cherry pick a passage that doesn’t tell the complete story and cut and paste it to fit your needs, Dr. Nope.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE …… the conclusion ….. is a SUMMATION of the report ….. and it is THEIR WORDS ….. no twisting and you continue to lie and deny the SCIENCE …………

          • Enniscorthy

            I never denied it was their words. But you are mispplying them and pretending they pertain to entire areas they do not pertain to. Anyone can take a quote and not alter it and have it mean something else. Do you want Pslam 137, the line about “happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks” to stand on its own without explanation?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations – US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (2011)

            CONCLUSION
            Over the last two decades, an increasing body of empirical research in the United States and other countries has pointed to significantly elevated suicide risk among LGBT compared to heterosexual people. Although many questions are as yet unanswered, there appears to be little doubt that a broad national effort will be needed to encourage and fund the needed research, raise awareness of the problem among LGBT and suicide prevention leaders, and develop the interventions, prevention strategies, and policy changes through which suicidal behavior and suicide risk in LGBT populations can be reduced. We hope this report and the recommendations it offers will contribute to stimulating this effort.

          • Enniscorthy

            “elevated suicide risk among LGBT compared to heterosexual people..”

            Well, that’s not difficult. The suicides are largely due to bullying and shaming from religious groups.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE ….. in fact … BLACKS have endured as bad or WORSE discrimination …. and bullying … AND DEATH ….. for as long or longer ….. and their suicide rates reflect the rest of the study of non-homosexuals ….. and the conclusion states ….. ummmmm ….. THEY DO NOT KNOW …… so now you are using YOUR PREJUDICE to come to a conclusion they did not ….. and that is just YOUR OPINION …. and NOT SCIENCE ….. and ANTI-SCIENCE …………

          • Enniscorthy

            “Blacks have endured..”

            Irrelevant, Dr. Nope. Blacks have nothing to do with the bullying and shaming of homosexuals by religious groups.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope … not irrelevant …. because the difference is …. Blacks turned to God ….. homosexuals TURN AWAY in defiance ….. and they pay a stiff penalty ………… 20 years is a lot of time to give up for an orgasm with another man …………..

          • Enniscorthy

            No, Dr. Nope. There are entire LGBT-welcoming congregations, so no one’s turning away from God. Your orgasm comment once again shows that you’re incapable of understanding that homosexuals feel genuine love toward one another. You are, like so many others, making it all about sex. What a shame you can’t simply have a conversation with a gay person, but then all your reasons for discrimination would be gone, and you enjoy it too much.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Right …. congregations of what ……….. and what god …… a god of their own making that accepts them and does not require change ….. is not the true God ….. it is an idol and idolatry ……….. again ….. SO WHAT ….. still lost and running from the truth and the true God ………. idolatry of self …………

          • Enniscorthy

            They do not cease to be Christians merely because you hate them and the lives they live. That is a major logical fallacy.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            they never were christians to begin with and it has to do with hate …. their hate of God and His kingdom …… we do not choose to be christians … God chooses those who belong to Him ….. and there has to be evidence …… and a person holding on to their sin with both hands has no hands to hold onto God and Christ … and thus no evidence ………….

          • Enniscorthy

            As I mentioned, logical fallacy. It’s called no true scotsman. You dislike a group of people and decide they aren’t Christians, but it’s all according to your own prejudices. You don’t decide for God either, you’re not God.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPe … does not apply ……… NTS has no place …..calling a Big Mac a Whopper does not make it a Whopper …… calling a PAGAN a christian does not make it so …… your NTS logical fallacy is a fallacy …………

          • Enniscorthy

            Yes it does, Dr. Nope. That was No True Scotsman to an absolute T. You don’t get to say people aren’t Christians just because they do something you don’t happen to like.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Nope … whether a person is or is not a christian is not a problem in logic …… and the person who says they are a christian is not the sole and only determinate of that …. so FAIL ….. honestly … do you really think this is the first time i have had this exact same stupid conversation and argument ….. FYI …. YOU are not a christian ….. and you have no standing to say if anyone is or is not ………..

          • Enniscorthy

            Nope, Dr. Nope. You were not appointed the person to deem someone’s Christianity as authentic, and if all you have to suggest that’s the case is “because they’re gay” then that is about the lamest excuse I’ve ever heard. You aren’t God, and you aren’t even Christian yourself. You are a Christian supremacist.

  • Open Mike Knight

    “Progress.”

    In a pig’s eye.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      that is really insulting … to pigs ………..

  • Reason2012

    “All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth,”

    All women and little girls have a right to use a restroom facility without confused men with male genitalia walking in on them and without being victimized by those taking advantage of this policy by pretending to be one to go in there as well. They need to be sued for violating everyone else’s rights, and the moment someone is victimized, they need to sue the corporation for enabling it, all to help protect more people from being victimized by the anti-Christian perversion activists.

  • Nidalap

    When you let the inmates run the asylum, only the sane will be called crazy…

  • Ben Campbell

    Once again, the rights of individuals are being trampled by courts and threat of courts.

  • Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
    20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

  • Michael C

    “The ACLU says that the move is the result of an incident that took place last year in Hollywood, California, where a man who goes by the name Jessie Meehan asked to use the women’s restroom while on his way to a “LGBT pride” event in Los Angeles. Meehan says he was told by the clerk to use the men’s restroom.”

    Jessie Meehan is a woman. She goes by the name Jessie because that is her name.

  • Bruce Buren

    I am retired from Walgreens after 33 years and am disappointed that my former company has caved to political correctness. They weren’t always that liberal. As for the ACLU, they have used right to privacy in the past to defend drug dealers, child pornographers and other derelicts of society. Why are they not defending this ultimate privacy issue of bathrooms? Looks like selective application to me