The latest Executive Order from President Obama concerning transgender restrooms in public schools may finally be the tipping point to rally common sense America and in particular, Black Americans and Clergy on both sides of the aisle to stand collectively and speak up concerning this gross abuse of power and attack on morality.
I came across the following Facebook post from colleague Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr. who in no uncertain terms let his displeasure with the President be known. Rev. Chittams is a Washington, DC native, Vice Chair for the Washington, DC GOP, and President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and a regular contributor on TV-One’s “NewsOne Now” television show with Roland Martin. With his permission I share his commentary here:
“Without a legal leg to stand on, Emperor Obama has ordered public schools to allow students who are suffering from gender dysphoria to use the restroom of their choice. Individuals suffering from gender dysphoria are not a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or Title IX. However, despite this lack of legal standing, the Emperor is strong-arming public schools into letting these individuals use the restroom of their choice; the safety and privacy rights of others be damned. In a letter recently sent to every public school district in America, The Emperor warns that schools that do not conform to his interpretation of civil rights law may face lawsuits or the loss of Federal funding! So, without the force of law or precedence, the education of children across America is being threatened if others do not agree with Emperor Obama’s interpretation of civil rights law. WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?
Mr. President, YOUR interpretation of civil rights law is irrelevant. You are the President of the United States, not the Emperor or King of the United States. Mr. President, this is a country ruled by laws, not your opinions! There is no legal precedence or support for your threatened action. And if executed, it will be illegal. If a school district refuses to comply with your order and funding is withheld, it is my hope that you personally, the Department of Education and any other public agency involved, is sued. If any student is harmed or injured as a result of compliance with this illegal executive order, it is my hope that you personally, the Department of Education and any other agency involved is sued.
Americans, we need to wake up! Our Constitutional Republic is being destroyed by its current leadership. The rule of law is being replaced by the whim of opinion. The barbarians are no longer at the gates; the godless hordes have taken over the halls of government.”
As host of a national radio show that champions clergy and uncommon men and women of faith across the country. I have received numerous phone calls, emails and inbox messages from pastors who are speaking up on this issue and requesting interviews on my show Lion Chasers with Lonnie Poindexter on UrbanFamilyTalk.com. I sense it is an indication that clergy and common sense Americans across the nation are saying “enough is enough” and are finally willing to say publically that the Emperor indeed wears no clothes.
PS, One more thing: #BoycottTarget!