Peter LaBarbera of the Illinois-based
Americans for Truth About Homosexuality on Wednesday criticized an
Obama administration directive advising schools to allow transgender
students to use the bathroom of their choice.
LaBarbera said that the guidance will
“mainstream deviance” and that LGBT rights will lead to the
“downfall” of America.
“Rather than protecting people and
guiding them to the social good, you are instead catering and
pandering and incentivizing effective abhorrence,” he told Penna
Dexter on her Point of View radio show.
“It’s one thing if a person
struggles with something, and our hearts as believers, as Christians,
they go out. The people who are struggling with any sin problem or
any confusion, we want to help them.”
“When it comes to the point of
government then saying ‘We will reward misidentification. We will
turn it into a civil right,’ thereby insulting every black American
in our history by comparing gender confusion-based rights and
homosexuality-based rights to real civil rights,” he
added. “When it gets to that point you’re really
incentivizing confusion and you’re bringing about the downfall of
has previously said that a healthy society discriminates against gay
and transgender people.