Christians understand the bent of the heart of mankind towards evil. Non-Christians deny there is a moral slippery slope. This article provides a good summary of the moral slide our nation has taken since last Summer’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
What is important for Christians to understand now, in the Spring of 2016 is a simple fact: transgender bathrooms is not the end of the battle. Give on this issue, and there will be another and another and another. The moral slippery slope is not only real, it is now our reality.
On Friday, May 13, 2016, President Barack Obama directed all public schools in the country to base their bathroom and locker room usage rules on gender identity rather than sex. On an issue as sensitive as where we shower, change clothes and go potty, Obama decided there was no need for a public debate on the issue. No input from school boards, teachers, principles, superintendents, state legislatures, Congress or parents was required. Obama ruled for the nation.
The new directive affects all public school families. But first, they went after the conservative Christians.
In an April 2015, New York Times op-ed, columnist Frank Bruni argued that Christians “must be made” to change their views on homosexuality.
In that same month, Hillary Clinton told a Manhattan audience, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” about abortion.
Many social conservatives had warned that Obama’s actions on public school bathrooms would happen if gay marriage were legalized.
The pattern continues:
- Conservative: A could lead to B.
- Liberal: Don’t be ridiculous. That’s just a slippery-slope argument. B would never happen.
- [B happens.]
- Conservative: See, I told you A could lead to B.
- Liberal: You’re a [bigot and/or idiot] if you don’t go along with B.