Andrew asked:

How do we address the issue of transgender bathrooms with people without sounding ignorant or hateful?


Tim Staples replied:

"I'll tell you what I've done I go green on them Andrew. Isn't it a bit ironic...get your thoughts on this on how we are a green culture right? It's all about nature until it comes to things like sex...we need to get back to nature when it comes to sexual relations. We're imposing all these artificialities on something that is so so sacred...when it comes to gender why don't we just talk about DNA? We're fighting against nature when we're gonna say that it doesn't matter..what your DNA makeup is, what your biology is. You can go into whatever bathroom...if you feel like a girl today you go in the girl's room...I think it's very, very dangerous...We can look at a person's chromosomes and know that they are a man or a woman. If you have a sex change operation like Bruce Jenner did, guess what? He's still a man...

I think that's where we start is common sense biology, DNA, and then we should talk about those who are confused. If a person is conufsed as to who they are we don't...instead of minstering to that person and helping them to see who they really are we say, oh great we'll celebrate the fact that you're confused...you can also...reduce the argument to absurdity. If someone can just say okay I'm a girl today, well then why can't they say I'm a 65 year old man even though I'm a 45 year old man...and I need to get social security now. Does the government have to pay them social security? Because look they're identifying as a 65 year old. Where does this thing end?

Can you just identify as anything? What about a person who has their skin pigmenation darkened and they identify as black. I'm now African American so affirmative action should apply to me...we have to give them a job. You could come up with any number of sceanrios but once we throw...out basic biology, biological facts, scientific facts, DNA, that tells us whether we're male or female, then there is no end to the absurdity that will follow. We've got to come back to sanity hre.because we're unfortunately as a culture walking off a cliff...we're not headed in a bad direction we've arrived. Because we've rejected God as a culture. We've rejected natural law. We've rejected moral absolutes and this is where we are."


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Show air date: April 26, 2016

Name of show: Open Forum

Guest comments by: Tim Staples

Question appeared in show: 27:54


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