4 things you can DO about school bathroom policies

4 things you can DO about school bathroom policies

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160513bathroom2As school starts across the nation, parents and students are discovering their local districts implementing new policies that not only affect transgender students, but also have shocking effects on the entire student body.

According to federal guidelines issued in a May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, public schools should no longer provide single-stall, unisex facilities for transgender students, but MUST now allow any boy who “identifies” as female (or vice versa) to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, sports teams, and even hotel rooms on overnight field trips.

Needless to say, this is an alarming invasion of privacy, safety, and dignity for many of our schoolchildren, especially those who have been victimized by sexual abuse.

But what can you DO about it? Four things:

1. Get informed

2. Act locally

School districts all over Iowa are agreeing to the administration’s guidelines, hook, line, and sinker. Inform your school board that neither common sense, nor the law, nor the courts, nor the governor of Iowa support the notion that schools must open their intimate facilities or athletic programs to members of the opposite sex.

Download and freely use this sample letter to your school board members, which demonstrates they don’t HAVE to endanger children with wide open bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and hotel rooms.

3. Support state-wide efforts

The FAMiLY LEADER isn’t just a source of information and voice for your values: We are actively working at the State Capitol to stop this madness. The FAMiLY LEADER is bringing pastors to Des Moines to speak with state education officials, the governor’s office, the attorney general’s office, state legislators, and more, representing your concerns in places you may not have access. Our lobbyists meet regularly with lawmakers, informing and equipping them to make a positive difference, and one of our key priorities right now and in the coming year is giving parents greater local control over schools and more freedom and choices in education for the children.

When you ask, “Who is going to DO something about this?”, the answer is The FAMiLY LEADER. Please consider donating to our work today by clicking here.

4. Think bigger

The reality is that this is just the latest battle in our culture’s mad dash away from the heart of God. We have lost sight of truth and morality, and there’s more garbage ready to come down the line.

Yes, concerned parents and Christians across the state need to work together to safeguard our children, but even more importantly, we need to unify together in prayer that God would change the hearts and minds of our leaders across this country. We need to pray for nothing short of cultural transformation, nothing short of revival … because nothing else will do.

Join the growing, global prayer movement for revival in America. Over 20,000 people have already signed up, in 30 countries around the world. Come, join us in unified prayer today, simply by downloading the free If 7:14 prayer app.

Visit www.if714.com to learn more and download the free app today!