Last week, we spoke at the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system's board meeting as it discussed the upcoming "gender unicorn." Because so many concerned parents showed up to speak, our time was narrowed from three minutes to one.
David wrote his speech, but he had to shrink it to 50 seconds.
The bottom line is, these bathroom policies—and laws in other states—have little to do with the emotional struggle of the transgender community, but everything to do with a political revolution of the radical left.
The following is David's speech, with his video at the end:
My name is David Benham. I'm a concerned father of five children, and as a business owner, I'm an employer to parents of many more kids in and around the Charlotte Metro area.
I came here tonight to plead with you not to use our children—our future—as social experiments. I'm asking you not to let our kids become pawns in the hands of radical, sexual revolutionaries who don't care about them, you, me or anyone but themselves.
Their main target is to eliminate any and all moral standards. This allows those pushing the agenda to rebuild society in man's image—not God's—with government as the ultimate giver (and taker) of our rights.
The apostle Paul talked about this destructive pattern in Romans 1, where he said, "Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals ..."
Needless to say, when I saw the "gender unicorn" for the first time in our teacher's manual, I was blown away. It was as if this verse of scripture came to life right before my very eyes, but for all the wrong reasons.
This fury little animal is dedicated to capturing the imaginations of our children and forcing their participation in the radical, sexual revolution. Looking like Barney with a horn, the "gender unicorn" is nothing more than a clinched fist dedicated not only to eliminating moral standards, but also the rights of privacy and protection for all our children.
At first, those pushing the sexual revolution wanted acceptance. Then they asked for appreciation. Then they demanded celebration. And, today, they seek to force our participation.
By voting to move forward with the new CMS policies—though they are on hold for a time—you have chosen to join this radical revolution, with our children on the front lines. This is simply unacceptable.
After reading several of the new policies I thought to myself ...
Should our daughters be forced to sleep in the same room as boys during overnight school activities?
Should parents really be kept out of gender conversations between their children and teachers even though evidence shows up to 80 percent of children lose transgender feelings over time and that gender transitions can result in regret, further confusion and health risks?
While we seek to accommodate those who truly struggle with gender confusion, it's logically absurd to flip the entire system of standards upside-down.
We don't allow children to spit on the walls simply because they feel like it. No, we have standards in place for cleanliness. How much more should we have standards in place for safety?
We don't allow a student to defecate in the trashcan because the stalls make him feel claustrophobic, do we? No, we have standards in place for everyone and make exceptions for the extreme.
What about the girls who simply feel unsafe or uncomfortable sharing the bathroom with boys—do their feelings matter?
Maybe you think we're being extreme here, but are we? Last year, if we wrote about a horned, Barney-like creature pushing the sexual revolution on our kids, you'd say we were extreme. So we've entered new territory as a nation, as unbelievable as it may seem.
The good news is that God says if we know the truth – the truth will make us free.
So here's the truth we cannot forget: The real issue here is not the emotional struggle of the transgender community, but a political revolution of the radical left.
Because David didn't get a chance to read this to the school board, he pitched these notes and went off the cuff for 50 seconds. Check out the video of what he said.
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