The Chattanooga Times Free Press has a disturbing report about UTC: The college has opened a transgender restroom. It’s located in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new library.
Kelsey Weaver, who heads the Student Senate’s Social Issues, Equity and Diversity Committee, drafted the resolution that called on UTC to establish gender-neutral restrooms on campus so that “gender nonconforming and transgender students” would feel “safe and comfortable.”
UTC spokesman Chuck Cantrell said two other single-occupancy, gender-neutral restrooms are in the works: one at the University Center and another at the Aquatics and Recreation Center.
As a former UTC student and member of the Student Senate, I’m dismayed by UTC’s pandering to this made-up demographic. The college has long been ultra-liberal, so perhaps it should come as no disguise.
I call transgender a made-up demographic because that is true. God established two genders: first man, and then woman. You can read this in the book of Genesis. A public policy like this is one result of throwing God and the Bible out of public education.
When I say all this, I am not speaking out of hate. I am speaking out of concern for the hurt these people are experiencing. We should love these transgender people, who are lost and hurt and confused about their identity, but we should not enable them. We must speak the truth so they have a chance to learn who they are. They are creations of the Living God of the Bible, who loves them and wants them to be the people He created them to be, not to be what society tells them it is trendy and cool to be. Instead of finding themselves, they are losing themselves.