A straight male and the Texas bathroom
Common sense was thrown out the window
By Mary Ann Mueller
VOL Special Correspondent
February 23, 2017
I live in Texas, and I just returned from a trip a local store. While there nature called so I went in to use the Ladies’ Room. There was a woman who was having a medical emergency and her husband was patiently standing outside the door.
I heard him ask the attendant, who was assisting his stricken wife, if he could come in and help since he knew what to do for her. He was told “no” because it was the women’s restroom.
And the thought immediately flashed through my mind that if the husband was a transgendered something (s)he would be welcomed with open arms into the Ladies’ Room, or the Men’s Room for that matter. Or if, were we down the street at the local Target, it would have been a nonissue.
Offering a short silent prayer, I left as the store was closing that particular restroom to all others to deal with the situation. I do not know if an ambulance came or not, nor the outcome of the unfolding medical emergency.
But in today’s crazy sexually-confused world, a husband was initially barred because he is a straight male — he’s not gay and he’s not transgendered. He is a married man who was simply concerned about his wife’s health. Common sense was thrown out the window.
It is not common sense for a man to put on a dress and spike heels to pretend that he is a woman. Regardless of what Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner, Roderick (Levarne) Cox or PFC Bradley (Chelsea) Manning might have to say about it. To say “God made a mistake” when s/he was created and s/he is “trapped in the wrong body” is insane. Nor is it common sense to bar a spouse — regardless of sex — from helping their helpmate in a critical time of need.
The Episcopal Church is helping fuel this insanity as it champions this lunacy. TEC is fully embracing the pop culture instead of pushing against disordered societal norms and the church has been infected by the sexualized culture, rather than standing up for natural law and the clear teaching of Biblical truth.
Four times the Bible — in both the Old and New Testaments — reiterates that God created them “male and female.”
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply …” Gen. 1:26-28 (RSV)
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” Gen. 5:1-2 (RSV).
“And Pharisees came up to Jesus and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” Matt. 19:3-5 (RSV)
“And Pharisees came up and in order to test Jesus asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away.” But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mark 10:2-8 (RSV)
Nowhere in the Bible does it say God made them male and female and transgendered. It just ain’t there.
In addition, the Holy Writ clearly says that a man and woman shall be joined together and become one flesh and be fruitful and multiply. There is no way that a man and a man, or a woman and a woman can become one flesh through the birthing of their child. Same-sex couples are not sexually compatible for the transmission of the God-given spark of life.
About six months ago a story broke in TIME about a transgendered male (biological female) “Evan” who wanted to have a baby.
The question was asked in the TIME article: “But what if you are born into a female body, know you are a man and still want to participate in the traditionally exclusive rite of womanhood? What kind of man are you then?”
“My sex is female, and my gender is male,” Evan says.
I figure that a transgendered person who feels that alien in their own body would not want to have anything to do with the natural functioning of their biological sex, much less keep their reproductive organs intact for procreation. So why would a transgendered male want to get pregnant, have a baby and nurse? Perhaps deep down inside “he” is still all female because of the natural God-given urgings to experience pregnancy, feel the pangs of labor, and suckle that infant at the breast are still there and they cannot be ignored. You can’t fool Mother Nature … s/he was born with ovaries, Fallopian tubes, a womb and the birth canal.
The desire for a transgendered male to bear children creates all sorts of medical problems. As a “transgendered male” Evan takes hormones to suppress normal femaleness and “he” binds “his” breasts rather than have a double mastectomy. So Evan had to stop taking testosterone so “he” could ovulate and get pregnant thorough artificial insemination and “he” also lets “his” chest fill out with breast milk. Eventually when “he” quits “chest-feeding” the fruit of his loins, a son, “he” will again start taking testosterone whereby “he’ll” lose “his” feminine curves and will again thicken into a short stocky bearded “male.”
That baby is going to grow up so confused since “Daddy doesn’t physically look like me” or “Mommy doesn’t look like other Mommies I know” or even “Are you my Mommy or my Daddy?”
And the world sees this as normal? The mainstream media endorses it while vilifying anyone who would use common sense to speak against this foolishness and thus it becomes a major TIME article. Then, finally, the courts enshrine this sort of madness in law with the US Supreme Court making “same-sex marriage” the law of the land.
This is schizophrenia, which is described as “a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real.”
The gay and transgendered lobby has been so aggressive that normal heterosexual people are afraid to do anything logical for fear of “discriminating” against a gay or transgendered person or a transgendered gay person. The LGBT alphabet soup gets muddled and confusing.
And TEC’s leadership comes out like a wounded mother bear if anyone should even suggest that something is amiss. How dare they?
So things like a transgendered male makes news because “he” has a baby and s/he can go into any bathroom s/he likes. Yet a straight man wanting to help his suddenly ill wife is barred from the women’s bathroom in Texas.
I am NOT advocating for transgendered rights. Bruce/Caitlyn, Roderick/Levarne, and Bradley/Chelsea, stay out my bathroom. You may not be embarrassed, but I am. Don’t my feelings count? I AM defending basic common sense, decency and dignity.
Mary Ann Mueller is a journalist living in Texas. She is a regular contributor to VirtueOnline