New York City Doubles Down on Arrest Rooms

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There’s enough crime in New York City without the mayor adding potential for more! Unfortunately for locals, Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of the most reliable shills for President Obama’s social engineering, is too busy waving rainbow flags to see the red flags associated with his agenda. Just when you thought liberals couldn’t be more out of touch with America, Mayor de Blasio managed to shock everyone with the news that the Big Apple isn’t just changing its bathroom policy — it’s encouraging people to use it!

In the latest lunacy of this gender-free firestorm, New York City just spent more than a quarter of a million dollars advertising its open stall rule to locals in hopes that more men will take advantage of it! Can you believe that? Taxpayers are actually financing a $265,000 campaign urging men to use the women’s restroom! “Look past pink and blue,” the signs plastered on bus stops, phone booths, and subways say (in English and Spanish!). “Which bathroom to use? The one you choose. It’s the law. No questions asked. #BeYouNYC.” Considering how people are abusing these laws, New Yorkers are going to wish they had that money to treat victims of sexual assault! Because it isn’t the people who identify as transgendered that pose the threat, it’s the men using the cover of chaos created by these policies to gain access to women and children!

Unfortunately, liberals like de Blasio and President Obama aren’t concerned about women and children getting hurt because they’re too concerned about the hurt feelings of the gender confused. “No one deserves to be denied access to bathrooms or discriminated against for being who they are. Every New Yorker has the legal right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, no questions asked — and these powerful ads affirm this right.” From a taxpayers’ perspective, the ads are beyond outrageous. How many New Yorkers want to fund a campaign that actually works against their own privacy? The fact that de Blasio thinks that advocating abhorrent behavior is an appropriate use of his city’s hard-earned dollars is astounding in itself. If Americans want to advertise something, I assure you: perversion doesn’t need the help!

Already, local businesses and organizations are under the financial gun if they so much as guess a person’s 31 possible genders wrong. One mistaken pronoun and employers are looking at a $250,000 fine. Truly, it’s mind-boggling that this is where Barack Obama has led us as a nation. No, I should restate that: It’s mind-boggling that we’ve allowed Barack Obama to take us to this point of utter moral and cultural confusion. But there is growing evidence that Americans are rejecting the “newspeak” of the Obama administration.

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In Howell, Michigan, one of the thousands of school districts grappling with the president’s open-your-bathrooms-and-showers-to-everyone-or-lose-your-federal-funding edict actually changed its mind on the gender free-for-all after parents started pulling their kids out of school. Matt Stewart and his wife were horrified when their nine-year-old son came home and said, “There was a girl in the boys’ bathroom with him.” Left with little choice, the Stewarts notified school officials that they were taking their sons out of Southwest Elementary School altogether. Suddenly, the district started reconsidering its position. Within days, Superintendent Eric McGregor backtracked in a statement, saying, “We are pausing on the federal guidance issued to all school districts across the nation… At this time, we do not currently have any students using a restroom other than that designated for their actual, biological gender.”

Never underestimate the power of a parents’ persuasion! The best solution to this politically correct crusade is staring at you in the mirror. Contact your local schools and school boards and take a stand on this critical issue. For the latest on the president’s bathroom obsession, check out my op-ed coauthored with North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest (R) here.

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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