Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, is reacting with characteristic calm to the planned Obama administration directive on schools letting students use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
Last night, Perkins wrote on Twitter that the Obama administration is “sacrificing children to advance an evil agenda”:
Nothing new – sacrificing children to advance an evil agenda: abortion, sexual anarchy, etc. Congress, time to act! https://t.co/r6NllKYkh7
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) May 13, 2016
He followed up his tweet with a fundraising email today warning that the directive is all part of a plan to “break down all sexual inhibition and morality,” cause “social chaos” and “destroy Christian morality, religious freedom, and the next generation”:
FRC has a plan to counteract this outrage, and you are part of it . But first, let me explain why public school restrooms have become “Ground Zero” in the effort to destroy Christian morality, religious freedom, and the next generation, using “gender identity” as a weapon.
Let’s answer some of the most pressing questions I am often asked:
QUESTION: “Why is the Obama administration trying to mainstream ‘transgenderism’ and force schools to accommodate students who want to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex?
ANSWER: It’s all part of a radical movement trying to destroy the fact that God created man and woman — and that somehow people can choose what gender they want to be. The ultimate goal is to break down all sexual inhibition and morality — a goal that would result in social chaos.
And the only way they can pull off this scheme? Big government .
Think of it. If government can force the “normalization” or even the celebration of something as universally unnatural as men using women’s restrooms and vice versa, then it can force the rest of its agenda on the American people very easily.
And consider this, if the White House can dictate the bathroom policies of the nation, then what is beyond its reach? The answer is absolutely nothing.
QUESTION: “Do you think that the ultimate goal is to destroy the impact of Christianity in our country?”
ANSWER: Definitely, yes.
Christianity is a hindrance to what the secularists in the Obama administration and “Progressive” special interest groups ultimately want to do.
QUESTION: “The federal government . . . state governments . . . municipalities . . . even corporations and pro sports teams seem to be pushing special rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Can we really turn back the tide?”
ANSWER: Yes! We can and will if we have the courage to take a stand and call this foolishness what it is. But we are at a point where Christians have to lose their fear of what other people say — or do.