House Bill 2 in North Carolina

I am very excited about HB2, in North Carolina, which was signed into effect last week. This bill makes it so that transgender people can’t use the bathroom of their own choice; they have to use the bathroom of the gender marked on their birth certificate. I think that this is great. It respects the privacy of people. What woman wants a man claiming to be a woman,  walking into their bathroom? It isn’t hate or discrimination when you have a law like this. The people that are fighting back on this bill are claiming that they just want to go to the bathroom in peace. Why are there two separate bathrooms in most places? To respect the TWO different genders. If such a thing is no big deal, why do we build walls and stalls in the first place? I honestly do not see how such a law is discriminating. I sure don’t want transgender woman claiming to be men walking into the bathroom when I’m using a urinal. It is such a simple, practical, and respectful thing to ask of people. These transgender/gay right deals are not civil rights. This is not even the same as racial discrimination. If anything, I can claim that my civil rights are being violated when a woman walks into a men’s restroom. I have my rights to personal privacy on such things, and when such things happen, I am being disrespected and degraded as a human being. In my opinion, transgender people should have to fund the building of their own restrooms. Think about it in this analogy- When you go to college,  you have the choice in the degree that you major in. You are hoping to get a job in the degree you are working towards. It’s all up to you, and it’s your own choice what you pick. When you are done with college, you go look for a job that’s applicable to what you have learned. Say that you study philosophy; you aren’t going to apply for a job in engineering, and if you do, you probably won’t get accepted, which is perfectly understandable.  You don’t say that you’re being discriminated against when not accepted.  You can philosophize about engineering, but you just can’t do it if you don’t know how. I view being transgender in the same way; you are like  a philosophy student who thinks that they’re an engineer. It’s out of your own choice that you become a philosophy student, and you aren’t an engineer, so you can’t engineer. You can write books, but you can’t design cars, buildings, or bridges. You aren’t being hated; you’re just supposed to be doing what you were created to do. Keeping men out of the women’s bathroom is the same; the men can have surgery and whatever else, but they are just like that philosophy teacher trying to be an engineer. You make the choices to do what you do, but that doesn’t entitle you to do whatever you want.

Colton

 

Homosexuality

I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.

Billy Graham
       I think that the legalization of allowing homosexuals to be “married” was a bad choice to be made.  If somebody is homosexual, it’s not up to me to tell them not to be. But,them forcing homosexuality on us is more discriminating than us not baking a cake for their wedding. Billy Graham points out that there are lots of sins and that we shouldn’t make such a big deal about one in particular. But,that doesn’t mean that we need to change laws to accept it. People claim that they are born with a natural desire for it. Why don’t we legalize it for people to be thieves, if they have the desire to do it? People say they have a desire to kill people; do we legalize that? Us legalizing sin is showing a country that’s going to degrade. If someone is homosexual, you shouldn’t harass them; you should treat them as a person, and with respect. But you don’t have to, and shouldn’t be forced to agree with their decision. People try to equate it with civil rights movements. But, there is a big difference. You should accept a person no matter what race, because they are a person. You should accept a homosexual because they are a person. But, you don’t have to accept their actions. When a white officer shoots a black man, he’s not shooting him because he’s not Caucasian; he’s shooting him based on the fact that the man is going to “act”, and harm him. When you refuse to sign a homosexual marriage license, you’re not discriminating against that person, you’re discriminating upon their actions.
Colton