|Protestors in Boston march against HUD policy in 2015.|
Obama Forces the Transgender Agenda on the Homeless
In an unsurprising move against another helpless group (the first being school children), Obama has ruled that people in HUD shelters must allow people to use the showers with which they identify themselves. As reported in a 16 August 2016 Breitbart article:
New rules by President Barack Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will require officials at homeless shelters to let men who say they are transgender into the same bedrooms, toilets and showers as homeless women.
The rules are being lauded by gay-advocacy organizations who support the transgender ideology, which insists that government must use its power to minimize legal and civic recognition of the differences between men and women.
According to David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign, the new rules maintain that, ‘Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,’ The Hill reports.
‘If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat you like a man, it’s traumatizing’ for the man-who-wants-to-be-a-woman, the activist added. ‘These people are already vulnerable, they’re homeless, they don’t have a job. To face discrimination the entire time they’re there is a real problem.’
The new homeless shelter rule comes on the heels of Obama’s new Fair Housing Act which ruled that felons can’t be denied a rental apartment based on their criminal history.
But the housing act also notes prospective renters cannot be denied because of race, religion or gender. So despite the lack of any clarification from Congress or the courts, many of Obama’s deputies are declaring that a group’s refusal to accept a person’s claim about their preferred sex is legally equivalent to discrimination against people because of their actual biological sex. And so, regulators now want to extend the transgender coverage to government-funded homeless shelters.
Operators of shelters worry that being forced to treat transgender men as women will create a dangerous situation for the homeless women who seek out the shelters to escape abusive relationships.
In fact, John Ashmen, president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, said he’s already heard that the new rules are creating a problematic situation.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association also criticized the rule, calling it all about politics. ‘Why do you have to force other people to feel really uncomfortable, and in some cases unsafe, just to make your political point?’ he asked.
Wildmon also worried that the rules would be too easily abused and would likely put women seeking a safe place to sleep in danger of being harassed — or worse — by sexual predators.
Critics also worry of violence breaking out among those seeking shelter. Indeed, in May a man claiming to be a transgender woman was attacked in a Vermont homeless shelter and later died from his wounds.
Ultimately, since Congress has not passed any specific transgender-friendly laws, these new rules would apply only to shelters that receive federal funding for their operating budget and would not affect wholly private shelters.”
So will this cause a massive exodus from HUD-affiliated shelters. Since the president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions has voiced concern, this may point toward a time of crisis for many church-affiliated shelters. As good as it has been for churches to get help in assisting the poor, that help may have now come to an end.
One has to wonder if Obama or any leftist might be held accountable in civil court when women are raped by men faking transgenderism. Also, will estranged husbands who pretend to be transgendered in order to murder the women who once escaped and will there be be a complete rendering of justice?