Bathroom Bill

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Texas Senate voted again (21-10) to pass a “bathroom bill”.  It would prevent men and boys, masquerading as “transgenders”, from accessing girls’ and women’s restrooms, showers, and locker rooms in schools and municipalities.  In the regular session, 81 of 150 House members co-authored a bathroom bill.  Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick support a bathroom bill, as do the vast majority of Texans, who elected our leaders.  House Speaker Joe Straus (R) admits it could “pass if…pushed on members” but has refused throughout both sessions to assign bathroom bills to committees or allow a House vote on them.  One man is defying the entire state and destroying our democratic process.

The Bible says, “God created man…male and female” (Genesis 1:27). God’s moral law forbids cross-dressing; it is “abomination” to God (Deuteronomy 22:5 KJV).  Nature itself exposes transgender lies.

Last week hundreds of religious leaders brought a letter to state legislators signed by 1000+ Texas pastors who support this bill.   Straus’s lieutenant, House State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook (R), locked his office door to them. However, wealthy big business and LGBT donors have been welcomed with open arms (1 Timothy 6:10).

Have some House members, for political expediency, publicly supported a bathroom bill knowing they would never be held accountable while Straus is Speaker?  Why will they not do the right thing and, with courage and integrity, protect the innocence, modesty, and safety of Texas children and women? Texans should demand a House bathroom bill vote and the removal of Straus as Speaker.

Michael W. Ellis

Belton, TX