Points are shared, today, that expand upon a “caution” against shortsightedness when responding to transgender issues. A few days ago, I shared an email to President Obama of the United States of America through the White House Website. The reply I received was a message from the President regarding drug addiction. Consider the following Note and comment from my Facebook page, and the further discussion below:
Federal Transgender Law?
Michael Andrew Williams—Sunday, May 15, 2016
The following response was just shared at “Yahoo! Answers;” the question and its explanation also is below:
I have begun to consider the demand that transgender children be allowed to participate in the same gym classes and sports teams in schools that receive Federal funds. At some point the issue of shared locker-rooms and showers absolutely must be addressed. Young girls treasure their shared experiences with field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and softball. Adults may easily become "accepting of change and differences," however, for those in the tentative times for growing up, how do you explain to children that other girls also may have male private parts. (Many mothers may have bathed their boys and girls together in the same tub at ages 3-5; so their girls are not "ignorant" of differences. Even so, that was "in private" and at home.) The embarrassment is not simply to the President, his wife, and daughters. The "best minds of the nation" are claiming to have examined the issues and options, and clearly, the same inadequacy demonstrated by the House and Senate in refusing to staff and support the third branch of government (the Supreme Court) has exposed America to the condemnation of the U. N. and the World. Most tragic of all, where the shabby and ungodly thinking is not put aside, American girls will come to feel totally betrayed by their parents.
Does anyone else feel concerned for their daughters about this whole transgender bathroom issue?
I have heard that Obama wants all public schools to allow transgender kids to use the bathroom they identify themselves as. This really concerns me because I have two daughters, ages 7 and 9. It horrifies me to know that there might possibly come one day that my daughters might be in the same bathroom with boys. This really disgusts me very much and I'm glad Obama's time is up in office.
What has happened to our country? A president of the United States allowing people with mental problems to use a bathroom of the sex they identify themselves as? If this does happen, I'm not sure what I'm going to do because I cannot afford private school. My wife and I are contemplating home schooling if this really does happen.
Does anyone else share the same concerns as me?
COMMENT: (Michael Andrew Williams) Some persons responding to the question (posed by Louis) associated the bathroom issue with gender, and threats of rape and sexual assault; however, the issues pertain more to coming of age, emotional, psychological, and spiritual development as well as the acquisition of sexual identity.
THE GOLDEN ARROW: For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not. Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. (Lamentations 3: 31-41, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Cross and The Pharisees? (04/21/2016); The Gender of GOD? (12/29/2015); Gender and Salvation? (10/01/2015); Religious Liberty Not Authority? (09/07/2015); Jesus As America’s President? (05/20/2015); Divine Knowledge of Human Hurt? (03/02/2015); The Gender of Angels? (10/09/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012)
While there should be little argument and quarrel that current Federal law is adequate to require a determined National effort to respect and uplift transgender persons regarding the use of public restrooms, it may not go without saying that a massive program of re-education also must be established, funded, staffed, and properly implemented that will erase aspects of our existing culture, and multiple layers of process for life and interaction, here. Transgender children currently have needs for instruction and support that have that will require new focus, and careful attention. Given there is great diversity for sex education in our many schools (e.g., some beginning as early as age 10, others not until middle school, still others, not until high school or after), home training and preparation must be made reasonably uniform, and brought into harmony with school curricula and programs. Many parents will have to be re-educated where they are to answer the concerns and questions of their own children. It sounds “innocent”, at first, to say, “girls may have a penis, too!” As an academic statement, many can agree with a value that it should not be disturbing or embarrassing to young girls that they may see some of their schoolmates will have the same sexual parts as boys (and vice versa) when required to shower after certain activities in school (e.g., gym class; athletic competition; team practice). However, at this point, it can not be authoritatively stated at what age children are most able to make this change, or adjustment that is more easily possible for adults. Available developmental studies that have not focused upon such questions will have to be carefully re-examined, and new studies quickly prepared.
There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually taken in. (For example, Be not deceived. It is a legitimate argument that the public must not become focused upon the money (how bad do you want it?), because the issue of making merchandise of our children (we say, prostitution, trafficking) will linger and taint any benefit or legacy our young would have otherwise received. Until some of these issues are properly addressed, we should not be surprised to see children insisting upon their own integrity, and “out on strike” against attending their presently “unprepared” schools.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
THE BLACK PHOENIX