A late 14th century proverb, “Curses, like chickens, come home to roost,” is applicable in the 21st century as Maya Dillard Smith, former interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has rudely discovered.
Because her daughters were “frightened” by biological males using the women’s restroom, she resigned. She also resigned because of the ACLU’s increasing focus on legislating what it and the far Left champion, allowing those who are confused over their sexuality or who are perhaps gender selective on a given day – transgender is the optimum word – to use a bathroom that doesn’t correspond to the God-given biological sex with which they were born.
“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” she said in her resignation statement.
“My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she said.
Saying the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights,” and that the “hierarchy of rights” the ACLU chooses to defend or ignore is “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities,” Ms. Smith added:
“I believe there are solutions that can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent.”
Until she resigned, Ms. Smith was one of the youngest ACLU directors in the nation and one of only three African-Americans employed by the ACLU in that role, said Paul Mirengoff on Powerline, noting she received an unpleasant response:
“A transgender activist – a biological male who goes by the name Cheryl Courtney-Evans – called her lazy,’ ill-educated’ and a bch’ who needs to sit down and (censored).” How charming!
Pointing out that Ms. Smith was responding “to a biological imperative: the protection of her children,” Thomas Lifson, publisher of American Thinker, said, “This is what pierced the veil of ideology that had blinded her to the realities obscured by the fine rhetoric and shiny ideals the ACLU purport to uphold.”
The classic definition of a neoconservative, he continued, is a liberal, who has been mugged by reality.
That’s Ms. Smith in a box.
A self-described “progressive” who called herself “unapologetically black,” she’s a 2003 graduate of the program Emerge America, which states its “goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.”
Ms. Smith has a degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a masters from Harvard. Before working with the ACLU, she worked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.
“These days, one hears intelligent people assert that the culture war’ is over,” said Mr. Mirengoff. “It isn’t, and won’t be soon because the left will keep looking for new cultural battlegrounds. Today, public restrooms; tomorrow, the world.”
Since we’re also told to deny God-given sexuality and replace it with something He didn’t, this is also a war on religion. But we shouldn’t say that should we?
If we learn of Ms. Smith’s “solutions,” we’ll pass them on to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. He signed our state’s “bathroom bill,” with which we agree, specifying restrooms and locker rooms should be limited to people with their God-given plumbing and cross-dressers sharing bathroom facilities with our daughters, wives and granddaughters is not a good idea.
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