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Forced Hiring of Cross-Dressers
& of any other "gender identity" -- Montgomery Co., MD

[COMMENT:  Still believe that our government is innocuous, even helpful?  This is not a school board edict, it is the city council.  But it is intended to include school restrooms.    See my email below...   E. Fox]
 

PASSAGE OF “GENDER IDENTITY” BILL
SPARKS LEGAL REACTION BY CITIZEN GROUPS
 

 

News Advisory:  November 14, 2007

Contact:  Regina Griggs, Director, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)

703-360-2225  PFOX@pfox.org   www.pfox.org

         

Montgomery County, MD - The controversial Gender Identity Bill passed by the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday may be headed to court.  Advocates of Faith and Freedom (AFF), a public interest law firm based in California, was asked to become involved in the issue by several of the groups opposing the measure and has warned the council that the bill is a fatally flawed piece of legislation.

 

“Anytime politicians write a law that violates the rights of others by forcibly invading their privacy, and forcing faith-based organizations and small employers to hire cross-dressers, is bad law,” according to Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays.  PFOX, along with The Derwood Alliance Church and Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Maryland, is seeking legal guidance by AFF.

 

In an email sent Tuesday, AFF advised the Council that the bill’s vague language renders it unconstitutional; infringes upon the rights of religious organizations regarding whom they may employ; and puts the safety and privacy of citizens at risk by allowing people with a mental disorder to decide which restrooms, locker rooms and other private facilities they may use.   The American Psychiatric Association classifies gender identity disorder as a treatable mental illness.

 

“The female residents of Montgomery County clearly have a right of privacy that prohibits all persons of the opposite sex…from using a restroom, locker room, or other similar facility designated for females….It is ridiculous to place the desires of persons suffering from gender identity disorder in front of the constitutional rights and safety of 99% of the residents in Montgomery County,” according to Robert H. Tyler, AFF’s general counsel, in his letter to the Council.

 

PFOX contacted the firm when passage of the bill seemed assured.

 

The wording of the bill is intentionally vague, according to Tyler, in order to allow claims regarding use of these facilities to be decided by the county’s Human Rights Commission without any guidelines concerning accommodations that are distinctly private or personal.

         

The bill adds ‘gender identity’ to the list of classes protected under the county’s over-arching, non-discrimination code.  It forbids discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodation, and taxicab and cable services. The bill now goes to Ike Leggett, county executive, who has expressed support for the bill and promised to sign it. 
 

PFOX leads the nation in providing outreach, education, and public awareness in support of families and the ex-gay community.  They can be reached via their website at www.pfox.org

The County Executive and Council can be reached at:

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl.asp?url=/content/mcginfo/siteFiles/contact.asp

 

Sign the citizens’ referendum to overturn the bill at: http://www.mcpscurriculum.org/pdf/REFERENDUM.pdf

 

A copy of this news alert is online at: http://pfox.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=214#214

 

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays
PFOX
Box 561, Fort Belvoir VA 22060
703-360-2225
pfox@pfox.org
www.pfox.org

 

an Email  about the above piece 

Dear ....
 
        You may want this subject to go away, but it will not.  Either we deal with it, or it will deal with us.  And so far, it is winning.
 
        Here is an email from  Regina Griggs, a friend (was my realtor in Alexandria, VA, and co-worker at Transformation Christian Ministries, helping people out of homsoexuality).  Would you leave your child in such a school as below? 
 
        Where are the men?  Where are the fathers who will defend their children?  
 
        You can bet dollars to donuts that there is a teacher-student sexual abuse problem in public schools which will make the Roman Catholic clergy sitution look like a tea party.  Every so often (despite the careful blackout of the media) something sneaks into the news....  You cannot aggressively teach sexual promiscuity and reasonably expect people to not engage in it.  One day someone will be brave enough to spark a torrent of lawsuits, and then there will be chaos.  The coming collapse. 
 
        Montgomery County, MD, is a very upscale (financially speaking) county just north of DC, where our family lived during the late '50's & early '60's at a place called Manor Club.  Not off in West Virginia Podunk.   Nothing backwater about it, lots of money.  But here is what they are up to.  I testified at their school board on the nature of homosexuality, many moons ago.  It went out live over the radio.  But only to deaf (or cowardly) ears, it seemed. 
 
        The Mtgmy Co clergy, of all people, would not touch the subject.  In six years in the DC area, meeting well over 100 clergy on one level or another, I found one (as in 1) at a black Pentecostal church who actually wanted to deal with the issue.  He asked me to teach a course on it, advertized in his denomination, and not one (as in 1) signed up. 
 
        This is an action by the county council, but it will, of course, apply to schools -- possibly the real point behind it. As A Lincoln remarked, "The philosophy in schools today is the philosophy in government tomorrow...."   These people know what they are doing.  They know how to subvert a culture for takeover. 
 
        Coming to a school near you soon......  Where are the men?  

Blessings....

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