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Christian Concepts: A bad day at the ballot box

With 95 percent of precincts reporting the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was voted down by 61 percent to 39 percent last Tuesday. Known by the acronym HERO, the crux of the controversy was the ordinance would have allowed a transgender person to use a public restroom of their choice. Houston’s lesbian mayor Annise Parker who introduced and supported the ordinance lamented the loss. She attributed its rejection to “a calculated campaign by a small, very determined group of right-wing ideologues and the religious right and they only know how to destroy and not how to build up.” Ms. Parker did not oppose the calculated campaign by a small, very determined group of left-wing ideologues and the irreligious left who only know how to destroy common decency and not how to build up public morality. Mayor Parker tried with a committed small group to foist her personal agenda on the people of Houston and is perturbed that it failed. This particular case underscores a truth that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender propagandists deny and repeatedly misrepresent.

The LGBT activists claim that moral issues like same-sex marriage and transgender ordinances, like the one here, are statistically supported by a majority of Americans. But there is no more accurate poll than the ballot box, and there has never been an instance when such issues have been put to a popular vote that they have won approval. In fact, they have been overwhelmingly voted down time and again like here. If the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage and the rights of transgender people, why is it they never get a majority of the votes? A small determined and committed group of LGBT activists have managed to fool the courts and a state legislature or two, but they have not won support of the American people. I think this is why state legislatures are reticent to adopt and enact statutes in keeping with the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Same-sex marriage is not popular with their constituents, and it is the popular vote that reelects them. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male an female He created them, Genesis 1:27. Procreation was an inherent ability in the complimentary creation of the man and woman.

As a Biblicist I believe gender is assigned by God at birth. Ergo, I believe one’s gender is sacred and non-transferable. Gender is not a guessing game or a matter of one’s choice despite what others may or may not believe. One does not need to believe as I do, but if a grown man thinks he can follow my daughter into the female restroom because he feels like a woman we are probably going to have a serious disagreement, because if he is confused about his gender, he may be confused about some other things, that as a father I am not confused about. Gary B. King welcomes comments or questions and can be reached at Christian Concepts are archived at

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