Bathological Liars: Left Distorts Privacy Debate
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council - 10 Feb 2017
"Donald Trump's election may have been the most important win of November 7 -- but it wasn't the only one. The White House was only part of the success story written by voters three months ago -- and weeks after the states have gaveled in new sessions, Americans are starting to see why. While all eyes have been on Washington, 50 other capital cities are already off the starting blocks and lapping the liberal agenda. What most people have probably forgotten in the long media shadow of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is that last fall, voters also handed the keys to Republicans in a whopping 32 states. That means that the legislatures are completely controlled by Republicans many of them conservatives -- 25 of which also have a GOP governor. If that isn't the stuff of change, I don't know what is.
Elections have consequences, they say. And those consequences are already underway for the debate on privacy and religious liberty. The media is starting to sniff out the changes on the local level, especially when it comes to the tug-of-war over special rights for transgenders. In a new piece from The Hill, reporters point out that in this young legislative session, states have introduced a whopping 70 bills -- not just to stop the runaway gender-free bathroom and shower train, but also to give people the right to hold views against them in the first place. Of course, Texas's Privacy Act is ground zero in the fight over women and children's safety, but the pushback is exploding in other states too, including: Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and Washington."