This is what happens around here when there’s not much of our kind of news to report. Hey — it’s Friday the 13th, so we can blame it on that too. Therefore, dear reader, if you can forgive your Curmudgeon for straying off topic, here’s something stimulating to think about.
Most of you are aware of the current controversy in the US about the usage of bathrooms. Wikipedia has an article about the North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which says:
One contentious element of the law eliminates anti-discrimination protections for gay, transgender, genderqueer, and intersex people, and legislates that in government buildings, individuals may only use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. This has been criticized because it prevents transgender people who do not or cannot alter their birth certificates from using the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
With all the news coverage that has generated, we can’t help thinking about a similar issue that involves a much greater number of people — bathrooms for creationists. Think about it. Should creationists be required to use the same bathrooms as hell-bound secular evolutionists?
We know what you’re thinking: If separate bathrooms are provided for creationists, won’t that be expensive? We don’t think so. Remember, it was the Romans who shocked the world with municipal sanitation and their practice of frequent bathing. There’s nothing comparable in the bible, so bible bathrooms should be very easy to provide.
We assume creationists diligently follow the biblical instructions for sanitation, so they probably indulge in ritual bathing for religious occasions and washing their hands after touching dead people. They undoubtedly engage in foot-washing too. But that’s probably all they do, so providing for those special ablutions should be necessary only for church bathrooms. It wouldn’t be expensive to install creationist facilities in public places, because washing wouldn’t be necessary. The term “bathroom” wouldn’t even be appropriate.
Creationists should appreciate the ability to use, ah, restrooms reserved for their own kind. Access could be granted based on a profession of faith, the sort that’s required to get a job with Ken Ham’s operations. The rest of us would be denied access to those places, so we’d have to use the traditional facilities.
This is an issue that all creationists should support with great enthusiasm. If a small number of transgender people can generate so much public concern for their needs, the creationists should be able to quickly pass laws favorable to them in every state. Won’t that be grand?
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