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A Christian organization in Maine is asking its constituents to protest a state proposal that would give boys who call themselves girls full access to girls’ restrooms, locker rooms and cheerleading squads.
The Christian Civic League of Maine said in a statement the “latest demand by the homosexual lobby is quite intolerable, having sunk to the level of an impossible absurdity.”
“Gay activists are now demanding that young girls believe and publicly acknowledge that a biological boy in their locker room is, in fact, a girl,” the group said.
“Gay activists are now demanding that their own private mental delusions about sex be accepted as public policy. By issuing this demand, radical homosexual activists are asking all of us to participate in a form of collective moral insanity, a mass delusion spread by the homosexual lobby and their misguided – and perhaps malevolent – enablers in Augusta,” the group said.
The proposals were developed on behalf of homosexual interests after a conflict developed in one school.
The Bangor Daily News reported a fifth-grade boy at Asa Adams School had been given permission to use the girls’ restroom. He then was subjected to “harassment,” according to the Maine Human Rights Commission.
The school tried to reach a compromise by designating a special restroom for the boy, instead of allowing him to continue to use the girls’ restroom. But the move brought a determination of discrimination from the state agency.
The Maine Human Rights Commission proposed a set of guidelines that would require schools “to allow young children to have access to facilities of the opposite sex. Under the proposed guidelines, boys who self-identify as female will have access to girls’ sports teams and cheerleading squads, girls’ bathrooms, and girls’ locker rooms.”
The Christian Civic League of Maine said it is “appalled by the latest outrage by radical homosexual activists.”
“Less than two weeks after Bruce LaVallee-Davidson was convicted of shooting South Portland resident, Fred Wilson, after a night of homosexual debauchery, gay activists have disclosed new state guidelines requiring schools to allow young children to have access to facilities of the opposite sex,” the organization said.
“In arriving at the proposed guidelines, the MHRC consulted with homosexual lobbyists, the Maine Office of the Attorney General, and principals and superintendents during a closed-door meeting on December 15, 2009. The MHRC will take up the guidelines again on March 1st, and has promised that hearings on the matter will be open to the public. Although the recommendations are offered to public schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in the form of ‘guidelines,’ schools which violate the ‘guidelines’ will be brought before the commission, and may be subject to further legal action,” the family organization warned.
The organization said all Maine parents should attend the hearings and meetings “and voice their strong opposition to the proposed guidelines.”
“Further, the League calls on all citizens to protect their vulnerable children from the homosexual lobby and their enablers in Augusta by contacting their state legislators and stating their firm opposition to these proposed Maine Human Rights Commission ‘guidelines,’” the group said.
This is not the first time the argument has arisen. WND previously reported when the city council of Tampa, Fla., voted unanimously to include “gender identity and expression” as a protected class under the city’s human rights ordinance, leading some to fear the council has opened the city’s public bathroom doors to sexual predators masquerading as protected transsexuals.
A statement from the American Family Association explained, “Tampa Police arrested Robert Johnson in February 2008 for hanging out in the locker room–restroom area at Lifestyle Fitness and watching women in an undressed state. The City of Tampa’s ‘gender identity’ ordinance could provide a legal defense to future cases like this if the accused claims that his gender is female.”
WND also reported on a similar plan adopted by fiat in Montgomery County, Md., in which opponents feared the law would open up women’s locker rooms to men who say they are women.