North Carolina Calls Session to Repeal Bathroom Bill After Charlotte Rescinds Controversial Ordinance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Legislative leaders in North Carolina have agreed to call a special session to repeal the state’s “bathroom bill” known as H.B. 2 after council members in Charlotte voted to rescind a controversial city ordinance that prompted the state law.

“Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte’s vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB 2 in full,” Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said in a statement on Monday. “I hope they will keep their word to me and with the help of Democrats in the legislature, HB2 will be repealed in full.”

The move comes after the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously 10-0 Monday morning to void its ordinance passed in February that allows men who identify as women to use the women’s restroom, and vice versa. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts remarked, however, that the vote “should in no way be viewed as a compromise of our principles or commitment to non-discrimination.”

Current Gov. Pat McCrory views the repeal as a political move by leftists, considering the timing of the vote.

“This sudden reversal with little notice after the gubernatorial election has ended sadly proves this entire issue, originated by the political left, was all about politics at the expense of Charlotte and the entire state of North Carolina,” McCrory he said in a statement. “But as I promised months ago, if the Charlotte ordinance was repealed, I would call our General Assembly into a special session to reconsider existing state legislation passed earlier this year.”

He added that the situation is only part of a larger national issue that is to be resolved by the courts.

As previously reported, Cooper, who had previously served as the state attorney general, had refused to defend H.B. 2 in court when the state was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice, calling it a “national embarassment.”

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But “[n]ot only is this new law a national embarrassment,” he said, “it will set North Carolina’s economy back if we don’t repeal it. The threats to our economy will grow even darker the longer this law stays in effect.”

The law required those who identify as the opposite sex to present their birth certificate before using public restrooms that correlate with their “gender identity.” McCrory defended the law as being reasonable since transgenders could have their birth certificate changed and would then be permitted to use their preferred restroom.

“Businesses are not limited by this bill. Private individuals, companies and universities can adopt new or keep existing nondiscrimination policies,” his office also noted. “[I]f a privately-owned sporting facility wants to allow attendees of sporting events to use the restroom of their choice, or install unisex bathrooms, they can. The law neither requires nor prohibits them from doing so.”

However, corporations such as PayPal still pulled out of plans for expansion in the state as a form of protest. The co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, identifies as homosexual and currently serves on the Trump presidential transition team. Nearly 70 other corporations, including Apple, Dropbox, eBay, IBM, Microsoft, NIKE, Morgan Stanley, Etsy, Levi Strauss, American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, also joined an amicus brief in support of having the law struck down in court.

Now that H.B. 2 is set to go up for a repeal vote on Wednesday, Cooper opines that the move “will help to bring jobs, sports and entertainment events back and will provide the opportunity for strong LGBT protections in our state.”

However, the North Carolina Family Policy Council says that repealing the law would be a setback for residents and is disappointed with the compromise.

“The repeal of House Bill 2 would represent a significant betrayal of the citizens of North Carolina who deeply care about the privacy and safety of women and children in our state,” President John Rustin said in a statement. “House Bill 2 was designed to protect the safety and dignity of our state’s citizens, and it is unconscionable that Governor McCrory and our legislative leaders would push for its repeal…”

“Moreover, such a move would invite contentious battles in communities all across North Carolina, as proponents of open bathrooms and misguided political correctness seek to bully and pressure local elected officials to pass Charlotte-style social policies,” he said.


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  • Trilemma

    Looks like sanity is returning to North Carolina and people who are transgender can go back to using the appropriate bathroom.

    • Michael C

      However, in order to achieve this, the city of Charlotte had to repeal a law that protected gay and transgender women and men from discrimination.

      It’s perfectly legal in all of North Carolina for businesses to refuse to hire or even fire employees just because they’re gay or transgender.

      It’s perfectly legal in all of North Carolina to refuse housing to someone just because they’re gay or transgender.

      It’s perfectly legal in all of North Carolina for stores, restaurants, and other public accommodations to refuse service to a customer just because they’re gay or transgender.

      …but we were told that this was all just about bathrooms.

      • Amos Moses

        Liberal “Fact” #3: People with XY chromosomes can instantly transform all their genes into XX chromosomes by declaring themselves to be women (the Theory of Spontaneous Genetic Transmutation…)

        • Michael C

          Nobody’s ever made that claim.

          • Amos Moses

            every person who was born one sex but claims the other has basically said just that ……

          • Michael C

            No, sorry. They don’t. They’re not dumb.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So if someone claims they feel they are a tree, would you believe they are a tree?

          • Michael C

            no

          • TheBottomline4This

            Why not? If they think and feel that they are a tree, then who are you to not support them in that?

          • Michael C

            I don’t think that a transgender man is an anatomical or biological man. A transgender man is a transgender man. I accept them as being men even if they aren’t anatomically male.

            I recognize that the differences between male and female, for a small percentage of us, are sometimes blurred. If there are blurred biological lines between male and female for a small percentage of us (whether they be genetic, hormonal, or anatomical anomalies), I accept that there can also be anomalies in our wiring or brain chemistry. I accept that a person’s mind may be male even if their anatomy is female. I’m fine with them living their life as a male.

          • TheBottomline4This

            But you would not be “accepting” of someone who identifies as a tree?

          • Michael C

            no.

            but if they want to stand still in a forest, more power to ’em.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So your “accepting” is conditional. If you agree with it, you accept it. If you don’t, you don’t. Got it.

          • Michael C

            So your “accepting” is conditional.

            …and the conditions are rational, scientific facts.

            If you can show me that some people are, in fact, part human and part tree, then I’d probably be open to the notion of a person identifying as a tree.

            We know, for a fact, that some people are physically in a gray area between male and female. We know, for a fact, that these people may have physical characteristics of one sex, yet identify and live their lives as the other. These are biological facts. They are indisputable.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Of course it’s fact that a very low percentage are hermaphrodites or intersex, but most of the trans are NOT that. They are born with either a V. or a P. So they therefore are that. Them thinking or feeling they are the opposite is a mental illness. As for the very small percentage who are hermaphrodites or intersex specialists can perform an ultrasound, blood test, chromosome analysis, and even do exploratory surgery to find out the baby’s true sex. That is who they are and will die. That is a biological fact. That is indisputable.

          • Michael C

            The idea that all intersex people have a “true sex” may be your religious belief, but it’s not supported scientifically.

          • TheBottomline4This

            My “religion” doesn’t have anything to do with what I just said. Your religion of science seems to have you convinced though. This fact is all that matters regardless of what you think…..specialists can perform an ultrasound, blood test, chromosome analysis, and even do exploratory surgery to find out the baby’s true sex. Trans who don’t accept who they were born are mentally ill.

          • Michael C

            Regardless of your personal misunderstandings of the nature of intersex and transgender issues, I don’t think it’s acceptable for businesses to deny employment, housing, or public accommodations just because someone is gay, transgender, or intersex. I also don’t think discrimination on the basis of a person’s religion is acceptable.

            If you disagree and believe that businesses should be permitted to deny gay and trans people employment, housing, and public accommodations, that’s fine. We just disagree.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Are you dense. I said in my earlier comment that gay individuals can work, rent and be serviced.
            Your personal understanding of the nature of intersex and trans is pretty much wrong. That’s fine. Your ignorance is your bliss.

          • Michael C

            I said in my earlier comment that gay individuals can work, rent and be serviced.

            In your earlier comment, you said “Nothing wrong with hiring, renting to, servicing a gay individual.” That’s not the same as saying that discrimination against gay and transgender men and women should be prohibited. I will be the first person to say that I’m glad that it’s illegal for businesses to discriminate against Christians. Could you say the same thing about gay and transgender citizens?

            In North Carolina (as well as the vast majority of the rest of the United States), it’s perfectly legal for businesses to discriminate against gay and trans women and men. That’s the problem. That’s how this whole thing started. The city of Charlotte decided that this was no longer acceptable. Charlotte passed a law prohibiting discrimination against gay and trans women and men. Then the State passed HB2 to nullify those non-discrimination protections. That’s the topic of this article.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Trans are mentally ill. They need psychological help. I don’t care what bathroom they don’t get to use. They need to stay home if they want to force their mental illness on the rest of us who know they are sick. Support that c rap all you want, but you are wrong.

          • Michael C

            So you disagree with me

            You believe that it should remain 100% legal for businesses to deny gay and trans men and women employment, housing, and public accommodations.

            Is this correct?

          • TheBottomline4This

            you are dense. I already addressed that. smh

          • Michael C

            Apparently I am dense. I didn’t fully understand your previous statement. You can clear this up by answering this very simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question;

            Businesses should be permitted to deny employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

            Yes or no?

          • TheBottomline4This

            I’ve answered on the gay portion.
            As to the trans…there is no gender identity. It’s a mental illness.

          • Michael C

            I’ve answered on the gay portion.

            Apparently I was too dense to catch that either. Please clarify by answering the following ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question;

            Businesses should be permitted to deny employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation.

            Yes or no.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I’ve answered on the gay portion.

          • Michael C

            You said “Nothing wrong with hiring, renting to, servicing a gay individual.” I don’t understand what that means. Please clarify by answering the following question;

            Businesses should be permitted to deny employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation.

            Yes or no?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Are you 12 Mikey??? I’m not answering or clarifying what I already said about the gay portions of my answer. If you don’t like that, then too bad.

          • Michael C

            Have a nice evening.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I always do.

          • Saunders61

            You feel perfectly within your rights to force your religion/mental illness on others? How ironic.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So you use that phrase just because you don’t agree. How silly.

          • Saunders61

            Your religion/fantasy/superstition is a delusional mental illness

          • TheBottomline4This

            You’re a childish one aren’t ya. Someone disagrees, so you’re going to come to a Christian site and let them know what you think. Please. Grow up. If you are intolerant of an opposing view, go elsewhere silly one.

          • Saunders61

            Show me objective proof your magic divine being actually exists.

          • Jason Todd

            Now that’s just a lie. It’s supported by dominant hormones and genes. For example, an “intersex” that has a hairy chest, a beard and low voice is male.

          • Michael C

            An intersex person that has male characteristics but more female characteristics will often identify as female. I think that’s great.

            This does not mean that their “true sex”, in the biological sense, is female. Their true biological sex is intersex.

          • Jason Todd

            But there’s no such thing as “intersex.” There are two genders, male and female. Anyone who believes otherwise are crazy, stupid, or both.

          • Michael C

            But there’s no such thing as “intersex.” There are two genders, male and female. Anyone who believes otherwise are crazy, stupid, or both.

            Um. Yes. Intersex is an actual, biological thing that exists in the real world. It means that a person has real and actual physical characteristics of both sexes. It’s not make-believe.

          • Jason Todd

            Uh, no. Just because you say it, and actually believe it, doesn’t make it so.

            Normal people don’t buy into whatever a PC loon tells them. It’s why Hillary lost. The sooner you understand this, the sooner you will drop the nonsense or seek professional help.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            In your world and you’ve already shown everyone that you live in some fantasy world of your own making.

            Btw, it’s always appreciated when you folks open your mouths and discredit yourselves for all to see. Thank you.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Again, another LIE. Scientifically, Biologically speaking Bottomline is spot on.

            Beyond that, for anyone to know who or what they are, one only need to look to the Creator. No matter what it is, animate or inanimate, to understand the function of the created one must look to the Creator.

          • Jason Todd

            I am aware of two cases with women who believe they are in fact cats. You accept them too?

          • Michael C

            If you can show me that some people are, in fact, part human and part tree cat, then I’d probably be open to the notion of a person identifying as a tree cat.

            We know, for a fact, that some people are physically in a gray area between male and female. We know, for a fact, that these people may have physical characteristics of one sex, yet identify and live their lives as the other. These are biological facts. They are indisputable.

          • TheBottomline4This

            That “gray area” is rare, so the rest of the trans don’t fall into that. They are who they were born. That is a biological fact and indisputable.

          • Jason Todd

            We know for a fact people who believe themselves to be something they are not, i.e. biological males believing they are female, biological females believing they are male, people believing they are animals are mentally ill. There also people who wish to entertain this mental illness, as well as force others to do the same. It can be well argued they are also mentally ill, as they are perfectly content to allow others to define reality, even when it’s rather obvious.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            I will give room to the idea that some, and I emphasize SOME, of the sexually perverted MAY be mentally ill. But I submit the vast majority are not but rather are willfully choosing to worship the creature (themselves) rather than the Creator. I submit they are in willful open rebellion to God, that they KNOW the truth and willfully reject it, and are willfully choosing to cling to their sin rather than surrendering to the Savior.

            That from my reading of Scripture is MUCH more likely and backed up by Scripture. While I do give room to “mental illness” being a possibility that came as a result of Sin as well, Scripture overwhelmingly contributes sexual immorality in all it’s forms as a result of Pride, fulling the lusts of the Flesh, and self-glorification. Additionally, if one listens to those who have come out of Homosexuality, which is really no different than Transexuality, they will tell you that rebellion against God, and their desire to be their own god, was at the root of their problem.

            It had nothing to do with their brain but rather everything to do with their heart.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “…and the conditions are rational, scientific facts”

            That’s a lie. There’s NOTHING rational about it and there are NO scientific facts to support your claim. In fact a recent study was conducted by Dr. Paul McHugh and Dr. Lawrence Mayer that totally refutes your claim. Now, should you feel the urge to come back and attack the authors of the study by attempting to negate or discredit them, I would refer you to the “Dr.” before their name and the length of time they were at John Hopkins before anybody tried calling them quacks with no credentials. So best not go there and show your ignorance.

            “We know, for a fact”

            Don’t know who the “we” you refer to are but if you are talking about the spiritually-dead, God-hating, perverts who willingly choose to rebel against God and the very nature He created them with, then I’d agree. If you’re referring to normal folks who have not yet been turned over to a reprobate mind and still have a God-given conscience to know Right from Wrong, then I’d say, “No. That is in fact NOT a fact but rather you lied again.”

            “These are biological facts. They are indisputable.”

            Boy howdy, you really do need to get a grip on reality. Talk about deluded!! NO, they are NOT “biological facts” and no matter how many times you regurgitate the lie, no matter how often you do it, and no matter how loudly you do it, you will NEVER turn the truth into a lie.

            Not only that but if you would actually exercise a little of the gray matter between your ears you would KNOW that “yet identify and live their lives as the other” has NOTHING to do with BIOLOGY!!! Duh!!

            I don’t give a hoot what you “feel” like today or tomorrow. If you’re confused about who or what you are just stand naked in front of a mirror. Now THAT is BIOLOGY!!

            And THAT is indisputable.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Oh really? So, what part of McHugh and Lawrence’s study refutes the idea that gender dysphoria is biological? What methodology did they use and what data was produced?

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Read their Study. Go to the source! Don’t be so lazy and expect others to do the work for you. If that doesn’t help you, I have NO doubt that anything I tell you from their Study would.

            Meh? I’m going with Matt. 7:6.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            If you’re going to say that that article refutes his point, you should at least be ready to say how it does that….

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Says who? I’m absolutely positive you don’t get to control the universe and decide that for everybody else. Besides, I did.

            “Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something” – Plato

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Relax, it wasn’t a commandment, just a suggestion. (notice I said “should”) And you absolutely did not say how the article refuted Ambulance Chaser’s point, all you said was that it did.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Oh, I’m very relaxed. And I answered the “how” by saying, “Go to the source! Don’t be so lazy and expect others to do the work for you.”

            Folks need to learn how to educate and inform themselves again. One should not take second and third or after hand information before going to the source. Go to the source first, read it, and then discuss it.

            Just exercising that basic concept would stop all the “fake news” in its tracks. Not to mention most, if not all, the lies out there.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Have YOU read it? Because based on the fact that you keep calling it a “study” when it was actually a lit review makes me think you haven’t.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Have YOU?? Did you even bother Googling it to make an attempt? Based on your comment I think you haven’t. Even the LGBTQABCXYZ sites call it a “Study”.

            To answer your question, the answer is Yes and No depending on how you define “read”. I scanned it to get the gist. I really don’t need to read it all because I already knew the answer.

            A wise man once said it is better to keep your mouth shut and not show your ignorance than open it and remove all doubt. You should work on your wisdom a bit.

            “Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something” – Plato

            You do too. You just don’t want to admit it.

            18 For the wrath of God IS REVEALED from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which IS KNOWN about God IS EVIDENT within them; for God MADE IT EVIDENT o them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been CLEARLY SEEN, being understood through what has been made, so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE 21 For even though they KNEW God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools (Rom. 1:18-22)

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “I don’t think”

            You could have and should have just stopped there.

          • Jason Todd

            Michael is being a tad hypocritical, isn’t he?

          • TheBottomline4This

            That’s common with him.

          • jscotttheory

            Depends on how much shade they could provide on a hot summer day.

          • Amos Moses

            then it is a mental illness ………… because they cannot change from one to the other … and if they think that …. that is dumb …………

          • Michael C

            ………… because they cannot change from one to the other …

            Transgender men and women know that they cannot change their DNA. Again, they’re not stupid.

            They can, however, do their best to live their lives in a way that most closely matches their gender identity.

            One more time, just so it’s clear. Transgender men and women know that they cannot change their body, their DNA, their chromosomes, or any other physical characteristic to a different natural sex. They understand this.

          • Amos Moses

            “in a way that most closely matches their gender identity.”

            a lie …. and dumb ….. and a mental illness ………… and as you state ….. they cannot change their DNA ….. so the answer lies elsewhere …. in lies ……….. that they want the rest of the world to recognize …..

          • Amos Moses

            “in a way that most closely matches their gender identity.”

            so just more lies they want the rest of the world to swallow …. no such thing as “gender identity” ……….. lie …. they cannot change what they are ….. so the only answer is that they must labor under a delusion that they are what they are not ………….. DUMB ….. LIES ….. MENTAL ILLNESS …………

        • Joy West

          Could you produce a link or some kinda of scientific evidence?

          • Amos Moses

            there is no scientific evidence ….. and so it is not truth or “Fact” ….. but a lie ……….

          • Joy West

            My thoughts exactly. Romans 1:25. The Word of God predicted this would happen 2000 years before there was a word called transgender.

        • TheKingOfRhye

          You are truly the king of the “strawman argument”, you know that?

          • Amos Moses

            king of pointing out strawmen …. got a big torch to burn them dowm ………….

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Huh? What “strawman arguments” have I been making?

      • Trilemma

        Perhaps Roy Cooper will be able to get some protections passed at the state level when he takes office.

        • Michael C

          That would be a welcomed miracle!

      • TheBottomline4This

        It’s legal, but that doesn’t mean it is the go to for most. Nothing wrong with hiring, renting to, servicing a gay individual. Now if the person who happens to be gay is a bad employee, renter, customer, then it’s the right of the employer, landlord or business to get rid of them just like anyone else.

        • Michael C

          Now if the person who happens to be gay is a bad employee, renter, customer, then it’s the right of the employer, landlord or business to get rid of them just like anyone else.

          Yes, that’s how non-discrimination laws work. It has to be proven that the discrimination was based on a specific protected characteristic.

          For example, it’s illegal for businesses to discriminate against Christians everywhere in the United States. This does not mean that a business would be in violation of non-discrimination laws if they had legitimate reasons for firing an employee, denying housing, or refusing service at public accommodations to a customer who just also happens to be Christian.

          It has to be proven that they were discriminated against because they are Christian.

      • jscotttheory

        I’m not saying for a second I disagree with you, but just to clarify, you would contend being gay or trans should qualify one as a member of a protected class? Akin to race, age, disability, gender or religion? Some may argue sexual orientation is a choice (not me), but religion or lack of religion is a choice and that qualifies as as protected class, correct?

        • Michael C

          Yes. I believe that businesses should not be permitted to discriminate in the areas of employment, housing, and pubic accommodations on the basis of several characteristics including, but not limited to, race, religion, national origin, sex, color, disability, familial status, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity…

          Just as businesses are prohibited from denying Christians or Jewish people jobs, places to live, and service at stores and restaurants on the basis of their religion, I believe that businesses should also be prohibited from discriminating against gay and transgender women and men on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identities.

          -edit- immutability has never been a requirement for qualification as a protected class. There are several “choice based” characteristics that are covered by non-discrimination laws, religion being the most obvious.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “Religion” is covered as a qualified protected class because it’s in the Constitution. All the other factors/qualifications listed in the 1964 CRA are immutable. Moreover, NO sexual perversion – or any other BEHAVIOR for that matter – has ever been established as a protected class.

            But hey, thanks for showing everyone that you support every perversion under the sun and that the Gov’t should not discriminate against Andromimetophilia, Anthropophagolagnia, Autoandrophilia, Autogynephilia, Autonepiophilia, Autopedophilia, Autoplushophilia, Chronophilia, Coprophilia, Ephebophilia, Exhibitionists, Gerontophilia, Gynandromorphophilia, Gynemimetophilia, Hebephilia, Infantophilia, Necrophilia, Pederasty, Pedophilia, Peodeiktophilia, Pedovestism, Piquerism, Raptophilia, Scoptophilia, Stigmatophilia, Toucherism, Transvestophilia, Troilism, Urolagnia, Urophagia, Zoophilia, and a whole bunch more!

            No doubt Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Gary Ridgeway, and a host of others wish you had been in control of the Gov’t while they were around.

          • Michael C

            “Religion” is covered as a qualified protected class because it’s in the Constitution.

            Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that you should be protected from discrimination in the public sector on the basis of your religious beliefs. Nowhere does it say that. If you think that your religious beliefs are constitutionally protected from anything other than our government, you need to re-read our founding documents.

            All the other factors/qualifications listed in the 1964 CRA are immutable.

            The fact that there’s even one mutable characteristic included is all the necessary evidence to show the immutability is not a required factor.

            There are several other mutable characteristics included in federal civil rights laws including, pregnancy, veteran status, and familial status.

            But hey, thanks for showing everyone that you support every perversion under the sun…

            I don’t believe that any of those things should be protected classes.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Better try reading the Constitution. And slow down when you come to the 1st Amendment.

            If you believe Homosexuality and Transexuality should be a protected class then you have no basis for saying that none of those others should be.

          • TheBottomline4This

            They don’t think things through. That’s one reason they fall for the trans stuff.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Yes, that’s true but the real reason is they are spiritually-dead, they have a Jeremiah 17:9 heart, their minds are corrupted (Rom. 12:1-2), they’re influenced by their Flesh, The World, and The Enemy (Eph. 2:1-4). Their foolish heart is dark so they are futile in their speculations (Rom. 1:21).

            They quite simply are doing only what they can do and seeing only what they want to see.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Definitely!!!

          • Jason Todd

            Not only are you wrong, you are out of your mind. For one thing, the Charlotte ordinance, built completely out of misogyny, was designed to put mentally unstable MEN into public restrooms with young girls and women without any regard to their right to privacy and safety.

            For another, homosexuality and transgenderism are well-known as mental illnesses passed on as immutable traits by a morally bankrupt sociopolitical left.

          • Michael C

            The Charlotte ordinance added the characteristics of sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing list of protected characteristics (that also include race, religion, pregnancy, etc.).

            This simply means that businesses are prohibited from denying people employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, sex, etc.

            Open-to-the-public restrooms qualify as public accommodations. This means that transgender men and women would be permitted to use restrooms in accordance with their gender identity. These laws do not grant men the right to enter the ladies’ facilities to harm women and girls. This would still be an offence punishable by law.

          • Jason Todd

            And everything you said is a lie.

            The truth is, you just don’t care about women who may have been sexually assaulted in the past, and are therefore understandably quite uncomfortable with the thought of sharing a restroom with a man in a dress. This is 100% TBS, misogyny wrapped up in a guise of social justice.

            The least you could do is admitting it, but you won’t because everyone will then see you for the flying jerkhole you are.

          • Michael C

            Do you believe that it is acceptable for businesses to deny employment, housing, and public accommodations to people just because they’re either gay or transgender?

          • Jason Todd

            Do you think rape is acceptable?

          • Michael C

            no

            Do you believe that it is acceptable for businesses to deny employment, housing, and public accommodations to people just because they’re either gay or transgender?

          • TheBottomline4This

            This question is really important to you, lol.

          • Michael C

            It’s the question at the epicenter of this entire topic.

            It’s the most important question to be asking in this conversation.

            It’s also the question that you’ve been evading.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Not evading at all. I addressed it already with you. You just don’t like what I have said.

          • Jason Todd

            Not relevant to this discussion.

            If rape isn’t acceptable to you, then why be in support of placing females in a situation where that would happen?

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Absolutely! I am a small business owner. My employees are a reflection of me and my business. My business is a reflection of me as well. Therefore ANYONE who does not reflect the ethics, morals, and values of me and my business does not have the “right” to work here.

            It’s not rocket science. Some dude with a 5 o’clock shadow dressed in a mini-skirt and high heels who turns off and away customers as he greets them is just bad for business.

            Btw, is the NFL a “business”? How many women and trans folks do you see playing in the NFL?

          • SFBruce

            Neither name-calling nor speculation about Michael’s general attitudes toward women refute any of the excellent points Michael made.

          • TheBottomline4This

            “excellent”??? LOL

          • Jason Todd

            What points?

          • Denny

            You gals sure do stick together.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          Whether or not “Sexual Orientation” is a choice, I agree, is debatable but this much is not. There is NO doubt that NOBODY must act out on their urges. I may be “oriented” to bed ever good looking woman that comes into eyesight but that does NOT give me the right to do so.

          For more on “Sexual Orientation”, I’d encourage you to Google the following (I’d include the links but I don’t think this site allows that):

          Is Gay the New Black? Voddie Baucham – Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

          Matt Chandler – Homosexuality, Culture & Theology (Watch all 3 parts)

          Sex Change Regret – A site for those who regret changing genders

          An Open Letter to Brandon and Jen Hatmaker on Homosexuality and the Bible by Rosaria Butterfield

          Ex-Homosexuals now Christians:

          How Does the Gospel Equip Christians Who Struggle With Same-Sex Attraction? | Jackie Hill-Perry

          The Etiology of Homosexuality. (Homosexuality – Nature or Nurture?) Christopher Yuan

          Secret Thoughts Of An Unlikely Convert | Rosaria Butterfield and Russell Moore

          Rosaria Butterfield: Homosexuality and the Christian Faith

          • DrewTwoFish

            I can’t believe people are still trotting out this ex-gay bullsh*t.

      • Royce E. Van Blaricome

        That’s good to know. We need many MORE states just like that. I am curious though. Just how does a business know if someone is Homosexual without some inappropriate behavior being exhibited or a self-admission of some sort?

        Oh, and btw, I never ever thought for one second that this was all about bathrooms. It’s always been about pushing your godless agenda down the throats of Society as a whole in a veiled attempt to normalize the abnormal, standardize aberration and abomination, and pull as many into the road of Eternal Damnation as possible while it can be done.

        It’s always been about Eternity and where folks will spend it.

    • Saunders61

      I would advocate unisex bathrooms, but someone might try to look at my naughty bits while I’m dropping a deuce. Oh noes!!!

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      Funny how you folks are constantly redefining the English language. “Homosexuality” becomes “Gay” (when there’s nothing ‘gay’ about it), abnormal becomes normal, abomination and perversion becomes “Marriage”, and now you’re going after the word “appropriate”. SMH…

      • Trilemma

        HB2 was an attempt to redefine the word “appropriate” and in the process made restrooms less safe. Under HB2, a man could go into the women’s restroom just by claiming to be a trans man; no disguise needed. The appropriate restroom for trans man Michael Hughes is the men’s room.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          Nice try but no cigar. It’s really quite simple. Men belong in men’s restrooms and women belong in women’s restrooms. HB2 made restrooms more safe. Thus the reason for the law.

          But hey, thanks for showing us how demons disguise themselves as angels of light and employ deception. Which is very fitting since that’s what Trans folks are – deceived.

          • Trilemma

            Before HB2, a man had to dress up to look like a woman to enter the women’s restroom. After HB2, a man could just walk right into the woman’s restroom, dressed like a man, sporting a full beard, tattoos, bulging biceps, etc…just by claiming to be a trans man who was born female. Does that sound like woman’s restrooms were made safer?

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “a man had to dress up to look like a woman to enter the women’s restroom.”

            Thank you for speaking the truth.

          • Trilemma

            HB2 makes it possible for any man to enter the woman’s restroom. How does that make women’s restrooms safer?

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            I see that went right over your head. Almost heard the sonic boom.

            Answer: How does any law make one safer?

          • Trilemma

            You said, “HB2 made restrooms more safe.”

            How does making it possible for any man to enter the women’s restroom simply by claiming to be a trans man make restrooms more safe?

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            I just answered you. In the same way that every law makes folks safer. Figure that out and you’ll be moving in the right direction.

          • Trilemma

            Not every law makes folks safer. HB2 is one of those laws that doesn’t make folks safer.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            That’s your opinion. Most of us know what that’s worth. I would guess that most women – who are the one that actually use those restrooms – disagree with you. That should matter more than your opinion.

            And that is especially true when it comes from a godless troll who comes to a Christian site to sow their doubt, confusion, disobedience, rebellion, and lies. One look at your comments on the various threads and it is blatantly obvious that you come here to steal, kill, and destroy.

            Get behind us Satan. You’ll gain no ground here. The battle is won, the war is won, and your efforts are losing.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Transgender is a mental illness. Born a male, you will die a male. Born a female, you will die a female. Thinking anything different is a mental illness.

    • Amos Moses

      Nah-uh ……… they can automatically transmute their entire bodily genetics by the thoughts of their minds …. it is amazing …… seen the new NatGeo cover …… child abuse and pseudo-pedofilia ……….

      Liberal “Fact” #3: People with XY chromosomes can instantly transform all their genes into XX chromosomes by declaring themselves to be women (the Theory of Spontaneous Genetic Transmutation…)

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      It may be a mental illness or it may simply be a case of Romans 1 and John 3:19-20 being lived out. I would surmise that it is the latter a whole lot more than the former.

      I would hope that NC will leave HB2 in place and perhaps halt any other efforts in the future by anyone else to normalize perversion.

  • maam2u

    so really, any and all delusions about oneself , should be accomodated, to be fair. let’s say, one really believes they are the president. So, open up The white house and let them rule, right? IDIOTS. ( we might end up with hundreds of presidents).

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Since 1980’s, rich secular nations’ problems are mostly only self-imposed from internal corrosion.

  • tatoo

    Thank god! Now people can pee in peace.