As long as shameless politicians and bullying preachers are set on taking the matter of Charlotte’s new human rights ordinance (a simple and common sense law that has worked just fine in scores of cities across America) into the gutter with ridiculous claims about sexual predators, we might as well get down to the business of slugging this one out.
So here goes: Pat McCrory, Tim Moore and Franklin Graham want to use the same restroom as Caitlyn Jenner.
I mean, that is, after all is said and done, what these guys are arguing for, isn’t it?
Under the McCrory/Moore/Graham theory of human gender identity, humans are who they are on the day they are born. Any alteration after that is, apparently, null and void as far as the MMG team is concerned.
Caitlyn Jenner? Sorry, it’ll always be Bruce to the MMG boys. Renee Richards? Forever Richard Raskind. Chaz Bono? Forever Chastity.
So, the next time celebrities descend on North Carolina for, I don’t know, a Beyoncé concert, a championship football game, a film shoot in Wilmington or MerleFest in Wilkesboro and for some reason, Caitlyn shows up to check out the scene, let’s hope our bright-lights-loving Guv finds himself in the same men’s room line with a glamorous brunette. Maybe then he can explain to her (and the rest of the world) what the heck he and his buddies were trying to prove with their shameless/shameful pandering.