Utah’s Governor Endorses Gender-Based Chaos, Trans-gender Bathrooms and SchoolsOn Jan 25, 2014 Comments Off on Utah’s Governor Endorses Gender-Based Chaos, Trans-gender Bathrooms and Schools
Perhaps that title sounds like a stretch, but it’s not. I can’t imagine that the Governor knows what he has just endorsed when he says he supports Senator Steve Urquhart’s proposed non-discrimination bill. This is not the first time the governor has supported an idea that he either does not understand or he is really not who he said he was when he was first running for office. Common Core comes to mind. His indecision on Medicaid expansion is another.
Just who is Gary Herbert anyway? I have known and admired him. What a great family man who truly loves his wife Janette and together they have been a great example of what a family might be.
But his term in office has put a good man in the middle of polar opposites that tug and pull, and he is a people pleaser at heart. He has frequently put his finger up to test the wind too often. I’ve occasionally mused that he would do far better to retire and serve a Mormon mission.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert entered the race for Lieutenant Governor as the “conservative” to balance his other half – moderate Jon Huntsman (actually so liberal Huntsman threatened to leave the GOP when running for US President).
That was 2004. Herbert heralded from Utah County, the most conservative county in the state, and they were agreeable to support the liberal gubernatorial candidate Huntsman because they trusted Gary to represent Utah County’s conservative values.
That was then. This is now. The old Gary Herbert is barely recognizable these days.
On Thursday, January 23rd, Governor Herbert stunningly abandoned all principle, including his own county’s strong sentiments that marriage is between a man and a woman by endorsing the radical concept of non-discrimination which includes gender identity, transitioning, and the trending transgender high school movement.
Whether he knows it or not, that movement is built upon the notion – clearly written into other non-discrimination laws, including Massachusetts upon which Utah’s proposal is fashioned – that a person can simply have a “sincerely-held belief” that they are a gender that belie their own biological chromosomes.
If you have not already done so, please watch this video produced by Brian Camenker, President of MassResistance.org, a pro-family organization from Massachusetts that has been standing for marriage for over 20 years.
Also, please consider sending the link to the Governor and asking him to watch it as well.
This video shows what happens when non-discrimination laws are passed and what a decade of this nonsense has done to Massachusetts. Is Governor Herbert aware of this video and its contents? If not, then he needs to know. If so, then God help him because the confusion this will cause in young children and teens who are trying to find their confidence during those growing years will rest squarely on his shoulders.
Please contact the Governor Monday and ask him to retract his endorsement of the non-discrimination bill.
As for civil unions…why would any governor who says that he supports the Attorney General and the outside legal counsel stab them in the back with a statement that undercuts the strength of the case that must be put forward to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Civil unions have always preceded the legalization of gay marriage in other states. It is the road to gay marriage.
What’s the point of a civil union? So that gay people can get visitation rights in hospitals, enjoy sharing property through bequests and wills? Insurance? Joint filing of income tax?
First, gay people can form contracts with anyone, even to allow a significant other to enter the hospital room and visit. Including wills, trusts, estates. Including everything but the joint tax return.
Maybe it’s time to revisit how the government taxes U.S. citizens by forcing those that believe the most to acquiesce to those who believe the least (e.g. abortion v. pro-life).