Local social conservatives are, of course, against this proposed ordinance and what better way is there to express your opposition than by scaring parents into believing that their kids will be exposed to sex predators in public restrooms? And who better to lead the charge than Michelle Duggar from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" series?
This is a transcript from a robocall that is circulating throughout the Fayetteville area:
Hello! This is Michelle Duggar. I'm calling to inform you of some shocking news that will affect the safety of northwest Arkansas women and children. The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance next Tuesday night that will allow men -- yes, I said men -- to use women's and girl's restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas, and other areas that are designated for females only.
I don't believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want men with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas reserved for women and girls. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents: Who do you want dressing next your daughter at the public swimming pool's private changing area?1. Convicted sex offenders are generally banned from accessing public restrooms, regardless of their gender identity.
I still believe that we are a society that puts women and children first. Women, young ladies, and little girls deserve to use the restroom and any other women's facility in peace and safety. Will you speak up for protecting women and children?
2. Transgender individuals have the right to access public restrooms. Everyone has the right to access public restrooms.
And seriously, when was the last time you heard of a transgender individual sexually assaulting or harassing anyone in a public restroom? Like everyone else, they go in, they do their business, they clean up, and they take off. And most of the time nobody ever notices.
Michelle isn't the first Duggar to speak out against transgender people. Jim Bob Duggar spoke out publicly against a transgender girl who belonged to the Girl Scouts back in 2012. And, of course, their oldest son Josh Duggar is the executive director of FRCAction, the legislative wing of the Family Research Council. Among other things, he has advocated against gay families.