People eat lunch in a crowded lunchroom at the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Oklahoma shelters and pantries are scrambling to meet demand as the state experiences sweltering heat. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Homeless Shelters Will Be Made To Care

Democrats love to tout their concern for the poor and downtrodden, until it clashes with their precious causes. Obama’s HUD has decided to close the “loophole” that allows homeless shelters to provide separate facilities for men and women based solely on their biological equipment, versus how they see themselves in the magic mirror in their heads.

Like when Bernie Sanders closed a homeless shelter on a freezing night in Birmingham, it was more important for him to have the space so he could talk about the homeless than actually keep them warm. Here we’ve got two liberal themes in conflict, and of course, the homeless only vote when you bus them in and give them food, so the rest of the time, they can freeze so a transsexual can have a bed.

In 2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a rule elevating sexual orientation and gender identity as specially protected classes under HUD-assisted and insured housing programs. This rule, however, allowed temporary emergency shelters to take sex into account when providing shared sleeping areas or bathrooms.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule would rescind this commonsense exemption that protects the faith, privacy, and safety concerns of those in shelters.

The rule would require emergency shelters to “provide transgender persons and other persons who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth with access to programs, benefits, services, and accommodations in accordance with their gender identity.”


In many cities, shelters are run by churches and ministries, who aren’t too keen on having men watch the girls undress. But in the cause of forcing everyone to respect one kind of mental illness over another (many of the homeless are in serious need of mental health support), these shelters will be faced with a choice to either forgo federal funding, or close.

And then where will the homeless transsexuals sleep? Perhaps the Lincoln bedroom will be available for gender-free accommodations? No?

The same liberals go nuts when a homeless shelter closes due to government cuts, but are fine when the government makes rules that cause them to close for reasons of conscience. It just shows where liberals keep their priorities, locked away with their shriveled consciences.

The shelters will be made to care.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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