Jerry Brown and California Democrats lose their minds…while mega church pastors are asleep at the wheel.
By Mario Murillo
California spends more per student for education that any other state and still have the worst schools anywhere. So what did they find time to do?
AB-1266 Pupil rights: sex-segregated school programs and activities.(2013-2014)
It is now a law in every public school in California from Kindergarten to 12th grade: If a 5 year old boy thinks he is a girl he can walk in on your 5 year old daughter while she uses the bathroom. If a high school boy thinks he is a girl he can shower with your daughter after gym class.
(And oh by the way, all of you Christian parents out there in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Illinois…your schools are next.)
Here is what liberals believe will fix America’s worst schools: ignore tests scores, teacher incompetence, violence, drug addiction, union corruption and mind boggling waste. Instead focus on transgender students. Get them into bathrooms and showers where they will feel more comfortable.
If you read the Los Angeles Times you would think this new law was the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln.
Not all teachers in California are left wing activist wackos. Imagine the ones that just want to teach. Already overloaded with unruly classrooms, critical shortages of material, absentee parents they now must referee a gender war in the bathrooms and locker rooms.
Insanity! The law is hailed as a tool to protect transgender students. Instead this will spike animosity because of the constant disruption of privacy. Also, consider the costs just from all of the additional staff time involved in sort out all of the guidelines and procedures.
This insane law places an unbearable burden on students who just want to learn. I predict a massive evacuation from a public school system that is already suspect at best. How much more can you ask sane parents take in this State?
And where were the mega church pastors when all of this was going on? Imagine if they tried to pass a law like this in the 1980s? The backlash from pastors would have been nuclear, the firestorm from the faith community would have been apocalyptic!
Years ago when seeker church growth models were being hailed for their ability to fill pews, few considered the long range impact. Blinded by immediate results, they did not consider the one aspect of church that they were losing in the mix: moral authority. They lost the right to rebuke the surrounding culture because they had created a religious version of that culture.
They traded in moral awakening for short term celebrity. Take your average seeker pastor today, can they begin now to speak up for righteousness? Can they suddenly shift gears and begin to challenge California?
Every Sunday morning they face a myriad of fans that they have weaned on cheap grace and sloppy agape. To suddenly start quoting the Bible would confuse and alienate the crowd. To start using terms like repentance and righteousness would offend their creation. To stand and weep over California from their pulpit would dampen the festive atmosphere that they have labored so ardently to create.
Is this toilet law the end of the world? No way! I still carry hope for revival in California. I can still see the day when masses have the scales fall off of their eyes and hear a collective cry of “what were we thinking!!!”
I still have hope that from outside the celebrity church system will arise young lions who love not their own lives and will raise a righteous ruckus in the midst of LA LA Land!