What Reverend Bill Owens ^ says in the blockquote below is an argument I’ve made for YEARS as it pertains to LGBTQRSTUV issues.
He makes the point better than I ever could. Emphasis in bold is mine:
The president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) says that the Obama administrationâ€™s assertion that single-sex bathrooms are discriminating against gender-confused individuals in much the same way that blacks experienced discrimination in the United States is a â€śgross insultâ€ť to all who fought for equality for African-Americans.
â€śThere is simply no relation between the struggles that Black Americans have faced and the desire of a tiny minority group to violate the dignity and privacy of women and girls,â€ť said Rev. Bill Owens in a statement sent to Breitbart News. â€śTo suggest some sort of equivalence is a gross insult to all of those who marched with Dr. King and faced fire hoses and hatred in the name of equality.â€ť
Owens reacted Friday to the Obama administrationâ€™s imposition of gender ideology on the United States. In the wake of a new North Carolina law that protects the privacy and safety of women and children in public rest rooms, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a lawsuit against North Carolina alleging the law violates the civil rights of gay and transgender individuals to use the bathrooms of their choice.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued that a personâ€™s choice of â€śgender identityâ€ť supersedes communitiesâ€™ common sense privacy rules that women use womenâ€™s bathrooms and men use menâ€™s bathrooms.
Black people don’t choose to be black, sexual nature may not be a choice in the way we feel compelled to be one way or another, but acting on it and giving in to it is most definitely a choice. A white man can hide his homosexuality, or in the Jenner formerly known as Bruce’s case the desire to actually be a different gender. Those people can lead lives unbothered by external factors, racial minorities can’t and didn’t…and don’t. For a community rooted in many still view (rightly so) to be sexual deviance from the norm, and all of the moral degradation that flows from that, it is highly insulting to elevate their struggles to those who were killed simply because they were born with the wrong color of skin, and for that reason alone.
â€śTransgendered persons are not asking for equal rightsâ€”they are asking for special rights that violate the privacy of women and simple common sense,â€ť Owens added. â€śCAAP calls on all those who oppose this unwarranted expansion of the Civil Rights Act to contact their representatives in Congress today and let them know how you feel about this bill.â€ť
With the GOP still in Congress (for now) and Obama’s days being numbered there a shot at swinging this pendulum back the other way, and let’s hope that happens.