Red Meat Day

I came across this article today and thought I would toss it out to those who read this blog.  Feel free to weigh in on your thoughts, keeping them thoughtful if you please.  I have strong thoughts on this whole thing as a father of three daughters and a grand-father of one grand-daughter.

Here is a taste of the article if you are wondering if you feel like clicking through:

Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Washington’s Evergreen State College Thursday after college officials claimed that its non-discrimination policy doesn’t allow the school to stop a man from exposing himself to girls as young as six years old in a women’s locker room. A local district attorney has also stated that he doesn’t plan to enforce the state’s indecent exposure statute to protect the girls.

The 45-year-old male student, who dresses as a woman and goes by the name Colleen Francis, undressed and exposed his male genitalia on several occasions in the presence of young girls who use the college’s locker rooms. Students from Olympia High School and children in the Evergreen Swim Club and Aquatics Academy share use of the locker rooms with the college. Rather than prevent the man from using the locker room, the school has installed curtains and asked the girls to change behind them.

The question in my mind is how would I respond if asked by the news to comment?  How do I express my strong opposition without making my reaction the focus?

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on November 1, 2012, in Missional, Politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Definition of ABSURD
    : ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

    That as polite as I could make it. Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  2. I just don’t get how the rational is explained that they don’t wish to alienate this 45 year old man, yet they can easily subject young women and prepubescent girls to being humiliated because of a man being in the room while they change. If it were my child, it would be hard not to let the “old man” out. It’s hard to not do so even with my thoughts.

    • It is a clear sign of the days we live in. When nothing is absolute and so many in decision-making positions are amoral at best, you get this.

  3. Is it not a crime/against the law to expose yourself? Indecent exposure? Surely after the Penn State debacle Evergreen State College could give cause for not allowing such a practice to continue.

    • But that is the point Linda. It is, but the officials think they are painted into a corner because if they arrested him for indecent exposure that it would contradict their non-discrimination.

      In a way it is like the many violations that took place when Walker took office. Somehow you can violate the law if you call it a protest.

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