Showing some backbone in the Tar Heel State

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Gov. Pat McCrory (N.C.)A family advocate says more Americans need to fight the Obama administration and use North Carolina's governor as a role model.

Andrea Lafferty, who heads the Traditional Values Coalition, is applauding North Carolina for not allowing the federal government to bully the state into allowing men to use women's facilities.

Scalia's absence opened door for NC lawsuit

Chad Groening (OneNewsNow)

Former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams believes the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia emboldened the DOJ to pursue a federal lawsuit against North Carolina's bathroom law.

Adams, now chief counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, believes this issue will ultimately reach the Supreme Court which, because of Scalia's passing, is short one conservative justice right now.


"The reason this case got filed is because Justice Scalia died [in February]," Adams tells OneNewsNow. "So I think [U.S. Attorney General] Loretta Lynch and President Obama and all the other radicals at the Justice Department are counting on a Supreme Court that looks very different than the one from last January."

Adams categorizes the lawsuit against North Carolina as "part of the fundamental transformation" the president promised before assuming office.

"And in this case it's to use federal power to create an imaginary civil right for men dressed as women to go into bathrooms," the attorney continues. "It is not part of the federal law, but that doesn't stop this administration from bringing lawsuits in court based on what they wished the law was rather than what the law really is."

"If they choose to [withhold funding], it would be a massive miscalculation by the Obama administration .... It would be unprecedented in American history for that to happen. So I don't think that's going to happen.

"But if it did, then what do you do? You have to make cuts to the government .... You have to tell the people of North Carolina Because of what they're doing in Washington, DC, and how they are breaking the law, they are keeping your tax dollars, not letting you have it, not letting the least advantaged, most-disadvantaged students in North Carolina have those funds that already belong to them."

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest
on American Family Radio (May 11, 2016)

The state is led by Gov. Pat McCrory, who has been vilified by homosexual activists and the media for signing House Bill 2 last month.

House Bill 2 stipulates people must use the public restroom that corresponds with their gender at birth. Yet while that sounds like common sense, lawmakers in North Carolina "created state-sponsored discrimination" against the transgendered in North Carolina, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch claimed in a May 9 press conference.

That press conference came after the U.S. Department of Justice demanded that North Carolina drop its new law - and gave the state a deadline to do so. Instead, McCrory announced the state was suing the DOJ and Lynch went to the microphones to compare the Tar Heel State to Jim Crow.

Contrary to President Barack Obama's view, Lafferty says, accommodating transgendered people is not a civil rights issue. 

"Martin Luther King Jr. didn't march on Selma so that grown men and boys could march into girls changing rooms and showers," she observes.

The transgendered are "psychologically unhealthy people who clearly need help," Lafferty says, but not at the expense of the majority of Americans, including women and children in public restrooms. 

OneNewsNow has noted that transgenderism was considered a mental illness until 2013, when the American Psychiatric Association dropped the term "gender identity disorder" in favor of "gender dysphoria," because the newer term is less "stigmatizing." 

Much like comparing North Carolina to Jim Crow, the U.S. Dept. of Education is using Title IX anti-discrimination legislation to demand that public schools accomodate transgender students or face a federal lawsuit and loss of funds.

Much like North Carolina's governor, a group of parents and students in Illinois are suing the Obama administration over that policy.

The lawsuit argues the federal government has "violated students’ fundamental right to privacy and parents’ constitutional right to instill moral standards and values in their children," The Washington Post reported

It wasn't the intent of Congress in passing civil rights legislation to make transgender a protected class, Lafferty argues. 

"The Obama administration," says Lafferty, "is interpreting this law by regulatory fiat."

Editor's note: Comments from Lt. Gov. Forest added after story originally published.

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