The latest controversy to come down the pike in the good old US of A is the issue of Target stores opening up their bathrooms for “gender-identified” use. In other words, you are welcome to use the restroom with which you identify.
I have concerns regarding this policy, but I am certainly not anti-transgender people. It seems there is the potential for this kind of policy to be abused, and that concerns me.
Regardless of your stance on the issue, let’s acknowledge one thing. You most likely have a stance on the issue or any hosts of issues effecting our society today.
And that’s a good thing.
What I find troublesome is there appears to be a growing movement that seeks to silence differences of opinion.
You don’t have to look far to find those who would label not agreeing with Target’s decision as bigots. You see the term Islamophobia thrown around too, even when it isn’t accurate. Or how about “hater” or “homophobe”?
Now. There are times when those words accurately describe a person, and I’m not trying to downplay that, but many times they don’t.
It seems to me that we should be able to have our differences of opinion and be civil and respectful about them.
We are all to quick to throw a label on those who have a different opinion than ours which almost instantly shuts down any sort of discussion, and that’s sad.
You might even disagree with this post.
And that’s okay 😉