Albany, NY – On Friday, May 13, 2016, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education sent correspondence regarding “transgender” issues to every school district in the United States. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:
“The only thing that makes sense about the Obama Administration’s Friday the 13th ‘guidance’ letter on ‘transgender’ issues is the date that it was sent. This letter proves that the President will stop at nothing to force his bathroom agenda on every child in the country. The Friday the 13th letter has the potential to be a real horror show for American’s schools—but it doesn’t have to be. It’s time that school boards, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students push back against this scary pressure tactic using every ethical and legal means at our disposal.”
“Based on a flawed and dishonest interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Obama Administration’s Friday the 13th letter attempts to dictate how schools across the United States manage sensitive issues of gender identity. The letter even goes so far as to tell school districts that they ‘must’ allow ‘transgender’ students to use opposite-sex restroom and locker room facilities. To make matters worse, the Friday the 13th letter contains a not-so-veiled threat that schools could lose federal funding if they do not submit to the Administration’s ‘transgender’ rubric.”
“In other words, President Obama and his administration are working to turn our taxpayer-funded schools into a social experiment laboratory that puts children at risk. This is completely unacceptable. No student should be forced into an intimate setting like a restroom or locker room with someone of the opposite sex. Unfortunately, when it comes to gender issues, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Education Department are just as confused as the President is.”
“New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms encourages schools and school districts across the state to resist the Obama Administration’s strong-arm tactics. We also urge federal and state lawmakers to take a stand for bathroom sanity. Finally, we urge concerned citizens to visit our online Action Center at AlbanyUpdate.com to make their voices heard.”
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is New York State’s evangelical Christian advocacy organization.