By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
August 12, 2106
CHARLOTTE – Protestors met outside the Charlotte Government Center prior to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) Board meeting Tuesday afternoon. They were there to rally in opposition to a pro-LGBT transgender agenda to be implemented into CMS schools.
The protest, organized by the North Carolina Values Coalition (NCVC), and aided by comments from renowned evangelist Franklin Graham, featured speakers who highlighted problems with the new plan set to go into effect on August 29th.
According to NCVC, the CMS plan has five serious problems. First, it squelches parental involvement, making such involvement subject to a student’s determination. Second, it allows students to choose the bathroom and changing facilities of whatever gender the child identifies. Third, it removes some gender-based activities, “maintaining only those that have a clear pedagogical purpose.” Fourth, it allows students to choose the gender they participate with during overnight trips. Fifth, students will no longer be referred to as “boys and girls” in the classroom, but instead “scholars” or “students.”
CMS Superintendent, Ann Clark, announced the plan back in June. But last week, she released a statement saying that because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which blocked a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on a transgender bathroom policy; CMS would put a hold on their new rules granting transgender students bathroom privileges opposite their biological gender.
Although the new transgender regulations were not on the School Board’s Agenda for Tuesday, the NCVC had urged concerned citizens to express their opposition to the new regulations in a letter writing campaign to School Board members. They also encouraged people to come to their rally and the School Board meeting to show their disapproval.
Various reports say the protest before the School Board meeting outside became confrontational when supporters of the new policy shouted down opponents and blocked their speakers.
School Board members said they had been inundated with letters and other contacts from around the country that were opposed. Frustrated Board Chair Mary McCray reprimanded opponents for allegedly misleading people about the policy. In reprisal, she limited the time for public comment from its usual three minutes to one minute.
Thursday of last week (August 5th), Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy Graham, and currently the head of his father’s world-wide evangelistic association, took to social media to condemn the CMS transgender rules.
In a Facebook post, Graham highlighted CMS’s use of “The Gender Unicorn,” – an animated character used to indoctrinate children to accept transgenderism and homosexual behavior as natural, acceptable, and moral. Graham forthrightly called it a form of “brainwashing.”
“The Communists used brainwashing in Eastern Europe and Russia, and they took the parents out of the decision-making process and the state began to make decisions about morality. This is a dangerous path,” wrote Graham.
“Parents should be outraged and so should we,” Graham added.
After urging Christians to pray for the upcoming School Board meeting, Graham also encouraged residents of Mecklenburg County to “make it a priority to attend.” In an ominous warning he added, “You can be sure that these battles are being fought in your community as well, and if not, they’re just around the corner.”
According to OneNewsNow.com, World Net Daily (WND) columnist, Bob Unruh, echoed the same sentiments in a recent article, saying, “This is just the latest chapter in the developing war over just that activity – imposing a homosexual agenda and belief system on public schools in America.”
Unruh continued saying that this war had been “advancing on several fronts for years before earlier this year when President Obama abruptly ordered public schools to let girls into boys’ rooms and boys into girls’ showers – depending only on whatever gender they claimed to be.”
Dr. James Dobson in his 2004 publication, Marriage Under Fire, warned that, if same-sex marriage was legalized, public schools in every state would embrace homosexuality.
Dobson wrote: “With the legalization of homosexual marriage, every public school in the nation will be required to teach the perversion as the moral equivalent of traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Textbooks, even in conservative regions, will have to depict man/man and woman/woman relationships, and stories written for children as young as elementary school, or even kindergarten, will have to give equal space and emphasis to homosexuals. How can a child fresh out of toddlerhood, comprehend the meaning of adult sexuality? The answer is that they can’t…”
Now it’s happening in North Carolina and it isn’t just that school officials are working to normalize same-sex sexual behaviors, but they are even seeking to erase gender lines.
Dr. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, said pastors and church members in every county need to attend their School Board meeting and inquire if their schools intend on implementing policies like the one for CMS schools.
“Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just a bunch of hoopla over nothing. This threat to our children, our families, and our culture is real. You need to find out what’s happening in the schools in your county. You need to sign-up to speak during the public comment period of the meeting and ask publicly for all to hear School Board members’ answers. I hope you will respond,” said Dr. Creech.