#1 Obama: Transgender order based on Golden Rule by algernonpj 03.06.2016 21:00

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Every time I think I've heard it all, something like this pops up. Next I expect Pope Frank to add his agreement.

Obama: Transgender order based on Golden Rule
'We should try to accommodate these kids so they're not in a vulnerable situation'
2016.06.02
Bob Unruh

President Obama says his order to public schools, through two federal agencies, to open their rest rooms and changing facilities to users based on their “perceived” gender is based on the biblical Golden Rule.

The order instantly drew criticism, and within days Texas led a coalition of states suing the federal agencies, contending the order has no connection to federal law. Ohio, a key presidential-election swing state, hasn’t yet joined the action, but the state’s attorney general has made it clear that isn’t out of the question.

Defending the order at a PBS town hall, Obama said it’s based on the Golden Rule, which is to treat others as they want to be treated.

“And my answer is that we should deal with this issue the same way we’d want it dealt with if it was our child,” he said. “And that is to try to create an environment of some dignity and kindness for these kids, and that’s sort of the bottom line. I have to just say what’s in my heart, but I also have to look at what’s the law. And my best interpretation of what our laws and our obligations are is that we should try to accommodate these kids so they’re not in a vulnerable situation.”

He continued,: “Look, I have profound respect for everybody’s religious beliefs on this, but if you’re in a public school, children are to be treated with kindness. That’s all.

“My reading of Scripture tells me that that Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief,” Obama said. “As president of the United States, those are are (sic) the values that I think are important.”

His administration threatened to withhold federal school funding from districts that do not comply with the order.

Undaunted, Texas officials already have instructed their districts to ignore Obama’s order and warned that any loss of school funding would immediately impact federally subsidized school lunches for the most needy of students.

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#2 RE: Obama: Transgender order based on Golden Rule by Cincinnatus 03.06.2016 21:10

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This clarification just in. Please be advised Obama's reading of the Golden Rule does not apply to abortion.

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