At a time when our nation is fractured along racial lines, you can always count on the NAACP to stir the pot and make things even worse than they already are.Which is exactly what they’ve done by calling for a national boycott of conservative policies, including ones that they allege limit protections for the LGBT community.
This, of course, is in reference to Trump’s decision to reverse Obama’s executive order regarding transgender bathrooms in schools.Because, you know, it’s totally okay if boys have access to the girl’s locker room. What could possibly go wrong?
The Star-Telegram is reporting:
The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state’s conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections.It was the first step in a national boycott that could expand to include other economic and tourism measures, according to a resolution approved by the group’s national board. The organization stopped short of telling its members to cease all travel and spending in the state — which has been a component of previous boycotts elsewhere.
“Right now in the state of North Carolina we have children — Dear God, children! — who are being imperiled, who face the prospect of being bullied as a consequence of politicians using them as political pawns while we talk about bathrooms,” said the NAACP’s national president Cornell Brooks.
His comments come two days after Republican President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded federal guidance that public schools nationwide should allow transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.The Rev. William Barber, who leads the state’s NAACP chapter, proposed the boycott late last year after a deal fell apart to repeal the North Carolina law known best for requiring transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. The law, often referred to as House Bill 2, also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide anti-discrimination protections.
The NAACP’s boycott resolution says the group won’t hold future national meetings in North Carolina and urged other groups to take their business elsewhere, too. The resolution says the organization could take other steps, such as urging the divestiture of North Carolina-related investments.
It’s hard to believe we live in a day and age when it’s not only acceptable for men to be given access to the ladies room, but is a cause championed by the left.These bathroom policies put women at risk of becoming sexual assault victims by exposing them to individuals who might lie about being transgender just to get access to the restroom.
No one with a shred of common sense who actually cares about the well-being of others would fight for such a policy, yet many on the left continue to push for it, despite claims they’re all about fighting rape culture.
Let’s hope Trump continues to stick to his guns and do the right thing, whether the NAACP likes it or not.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]