Editor, Times-Union:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves.” So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. Then God looked over all that he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. God gave man dominion over all of his creation and gave us his very image and likeness - male and female. Every good gift and perfect present comes from the Father of lights. We can think and have language to communicate with each other, and even with God, who wants a relationship with each person individually. Wow! God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.

But there are some who have denied the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. Some people deny the sovereignty of God, and that His creation is perfect. Some exchange the truth of God for a lie. Some people want to change the gender with which they were born, or even worse, force gender transition on a child. Some gender dysphoria may be part of the natural growing and maturation process. But if someone in authority forces gender transition on a child, isn’t that abuse? It used to be (Let them grow up and decide for themselves as an adult.)

And what if they would invade the privacy of every female student by allowing a boy (or a man) to use the women’s restrooms? Isn’t that abusive of all the girl’s and women’s rights to privacy? Why is Manchester Public Schools allowing men and boys to use the girls restrooms and locker rooms?

Alliance Defending Freedom lawyers have stated that nowhere in Title IX does it say that schools must allow students to use the restroom or lockers of their choice. This was an Obama “rule” that has been rescinded by President Trump, and schools can write their own restroom policies. Doesn’t it make more sense to accommodate one child with a private restroom than allow him (and men) to invade the privacy of girls in our public school restrooms and lockers? I pray we have godly school administrators and school board members wit enough wisdom to protect our children from this insane political correctness. Choose this day whom you will serve, the Creator God or ?

Jesus said, “If someone should cause one of those little ones to lose his faith in me, it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around his neck and be drowned in the deep sea.” How terrible for the world that there are things that make people lose their faith! Such things will always happen - but how terrible for the one who causes them!

Russell Reahard

North Manchester