daily_commentary_05_16_16Last Friday we told you about the federal government’s new guidelines affecting bathroom and locker room policies at schools across America–including Arkansas.

Today our friends at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview have put together a solid commentary on the new guidelines and their implications.

John Stonestreet at the Colson Center writes,

Was everyone who lived before 2015 an unenlightened bigot? Recent statements by this administration may give you that impression. . . . .

[O]n Friday . . . Obama administration officials—specifically the assistant secretary of education for civil rights and the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department—directed schools, including “all public schools and most colleges and universities that receive federal funds,” to—as the Washington Post described it—“provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities—including bathrooms and locker rooms—that match their chosen gender identity.”

Schools that fail to comply with this edict from on high are, the officials announced, in violation of Title IX, the federal sexual anti-discrimination act, and would therefore—you guessed it—risk losing federal funding. Comply or you don’t get the money. It’s ideological extortion, not policy making.

You can read Stonestreet’s entire commentary here–or listen to it below.

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