Vote No! No Men in Women’s Bathrooms, Showers and Locker Rooms
If you listen to all the radio commercials, and read the rhetoric put out by the proponents of Proposition one, it can be very confusing for the individual who wishes to express his/her faith when they go to vote at the polls this fall.
The immoral elements in our city have been able to influence those who sit on Houston City Council, and have placed Proposition One on the ballot, which reads as follows:
“Proposition 1: [Relating to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.] Are you in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Ord. No. 2014-530, which prohibits discrimination in city employment and city services, city contracts, public accommodations, private employment, and housing based on an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy?”
None of us wish to negatively discriminate against the groups listed in the ordinance, and everyone supports equal rights, but not if they involve indecency! Keep men out of women and girls’ washrooms. showers and locker rooms! That is not equality, it is simply perversion!
The Christian has much guidance in this area, from the precious Word of God. As a believer grows in Christ, God reveals more and more of Himself through the study of the His word, the Bible.
Scripture is clear that as a man or woman repents of their sin, comes to Christ for forgiveness and cleansing, they voluntarily place their lives under the authority of God, as well as the authority of the Bible.
As one repents, turns from their sin, and accepts Christ’s substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection and forgiveness of their sin, God empowers them to live the Christian life, and His Spirit, the great teacher, leads them in all truth, as they renew their mind through prayer, fellowship with God and fellow believers, and the study of the Bible. Romans 12: 1-2 tells us “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Note the phrase “be not conformed to this world”. God wants us to denounce the evil that we may have embraced in our former lives, and come under the authority of the Word of God, so that we live in such a way, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that we may “prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Proposition one is a deceitful effort by sexually deviant individuals and a complicit City Council to make the voters of Houston believe that if this proposition does not pass, then injustice will occur to many groups, such as pregnant women. This is ludicrous. The rights of all individuals have been protected by federal legislation for decades.
The reality is that if Proposition one does pass, sexually deviant individuals, adults as well as children, will have the right to enter into the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers designated for the opposite gender.
Scripture clearly teaches us the motivation behind this. Romans 1:18-32 tells us:
“18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do.”
The individuals described in the first chapter of Romans seek to carry out their evil deeds under the guise of “equality” and condemn discernment of right from wrong as being “discriminatory”.
I urge you to seek God’s face and the counsel of His Holy Word, and know that these deviant lifestyles are not to be encouraged by allowing them to practice their sinful lusts at the expense of the women and children of Houston.
I urge you to vote NO to Proposition One, and don’t allow men to enter into the bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms of your children and female family members!