by Kevin Dawson
Heard about HB 2 in North Carolina? You know, the law the media’s been calling the “bathroom bill”? Then you’re probably aware of all the big corporations, musical artists and sports leagues crying “bigotry.”
Thankfully, the Institute for Faith and Family is giving voice to the other side. A new commercial uses the testimony of a Greenville, N.C., high school junior named Chloe who makes a simple yet impassioned plea for the safety and privacy of the sons and daughters of the Tar Heel State. Check it out for yourself below:
“It’s not just about privacy. It’s about safety too.” This is clearly Chloe’s strongest argument. Women and children in bathrooms and locker rooms shouldn’t be forced to change and shower with grown men. The alternatives proposed by Democrats in North Carolina are unsupervised, constant use of showers and bathrooms by anyone who chooses.
Chris Sgro, a Democratic state representative, called HB 2 an “economic disaster that discriminates against LGBT North Carolinians.” It’s only an economic disaster because big business interests have been buying what the totalitarian left is selling. When a state legislative body has come to a policy decision, it would be bad practice to reverse their decision because business interests are trying to hold the electorate ransom. Instead, opponents of HB 2 could propose a legislative alternative that finds a compromise for both sides of the argument. Perhaps there is a possibility that transgender protections could be extended without withdrawing protections from supporters of HB 2.
However, that hasn’t happened, and it won’t happen. Democrats in North Carolina and across the country continue to use HB 2 in an attempt to divide the state against itself and oust Governor Pat McCrory, a dedicated leader serving the best interests of his constituents, in order to replace him with Attorney General Roy Cooper, an official who refused to carry out his sworn duties because of his own political views.
Kudos to the Institute for Faith and Family for getting this ad on the airwaves.
Kevin Dawson is the Operations Manager at American Principles Project.