For Texarkana: 'The spirit of Christ' | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, March 26, 2016

For Texarkana: 'The spirit of Christ'

Posted By on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 7:34 AM

screen_shot_2016-03-26_at_7.16.13_am.png

Texarkana early this year
adopted a non-discrimination ordinance to protect city employees and to require non-discrimination by businesses that seek city business.

The ordinance has brought opposition on the now-familiar fear mongering about bathrooms. The opponents have gathered sufficient signatures to put a repeal vote on the ballot in June. Both sides are gearing up. Conservative churches and Travis Story, the Fayetteville lawyer who crusaded against that city's nondiscrimination ordinance, have led the opposition.

It mostly boils down to the men-in-the-women's-restroom argument, which has (dishonest though it may be), moved voters elsewhere.

The campaign has prompted wide distribution on Facebook of a video of remarks by Rev. Rick Ward-Harder in support of the non-discrimination measure. I can't find a YouTube link to embed, but this should give you a Facebook version. Good stuff. Example:  "Bullying, blatant discrimination and bigotry based on religious beliefs is wrong and does not reflect the spirit of  Christ."

Possible correction: A reader says the recorded remarks were made during debate on a similar measure in Hot Springs, not Texarkana. The sentiment applied

More here on the "bathroom predator" myth.

Since North Carolina passed a law requiring people to use restrooms that comport with genitals they were born with, this good question has gone around the Internet for all covering the topic:

click to enlarge screen_shot_2016-03-26_at_7.28.54_am.png
In short, it's likely that transgender people already use public restrooms that comport with their identity and nobody is the wiser, nor need they be.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments (17)

Showing 1-17 of 17

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-17 of 17

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation