On November 3, 2015, Houston voters will go to the polls to vote on Proposition 1, a ballot measure that has been dubbed “HERO” – the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. This ballot measure would allow men access to all women and girls areas—bathrooms, locker rooms and would like other “anti-discrimination” laws also include dorms, hospital rooms, emergency shelters, homeless and domestic violence shelters. Already, the University of Toronto in Canada has been forced to scrap their experiment with transgender bathrooms after women reported incidents of voyeurism.
Supporters of Proposition 1 include Houston mayor Annise Parker, the same mayor who demanded and attempted to subpoena pastor’s sermons for opposing the first attempt to implement HERO. She has taken to social media in an attempt to shame opponents of HERO’s current incarnation, including Houston Astros baseball great, Lance Berkman:
When Lance Berkman went from NYC to STL to play ball did he do it to escape NYCs scary nondiscrimination law?
The Lance Beckman went to Dallas. Oops Dallas amended its Charter to clarify gender identity protections. Can you spell hypocrite?
Berkman’s only crime was to appear in an advertisement opposing Proposition 1 in which he said:
I played professional baseball for 15 years, but my family is more important. My wife and I have four daughters. Proposition 1 would allow troubled men who claim to be women to enter women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. It’s better to prevent this danger by closing women’s restrooms to men, rather than waiting for a crime to happen. Join me to stop the violation of privacy and discrimination against women.
Those who have questioned or opposed Proposition 1 have been met with public attempts of shaming and in the worst case, an attempt to infringe on their First Amendment rights. The passage of Proposition 1 would be a disaster for religious liberty. I encourage you to go to the polls on November 3, and vote against Proposition 1. You can sign your name below and pledge your support to defeat this dangerous ordinance that would threaten our religious liberty.