The Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group dedicated to protecting traditional values, decided to give North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper a biology lesson in their new ad promoting HB2. The law, which mandates that all citizens – even those who identify as transgender – use the bathroom that corresponds to their birth certificates, has been laced with unnecessary controversy both inside and outside the Tar Heel State. Cooper has so far refused to stand by the legislation.
In their new ad campaign, which aired in Raleigh and Charlotte this past weekend, Faith and Freedom tells Cooper to “do his job” and defend the people of North Carolina. It begins with a simple biology lesson showing a boy using the boy’s restroom and a girl using the girl’s restroom. Then, the narrator explains how these boys and girls get uncomfortable when politically correct policies allow someone of the opposite sex to follow them into the bathroom.
Lost in the political debate are the wants and needs of the people of North Carolina, the ad argues.
“What if the girls didn’t want boys in their restroom?” the young female narrator asks. “Or the boys didn’t want girls?”
“We deserve privacy,” she concluded.
Tim Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, echoed the ad with a few comments of his own.
“We are calling on Attorney General Cooper to do his job and represent his own state rather than the Obama administration and the liberal lobby,” he said.
Almost every liberal in America has joined the chorus of people using HB2 to make some kind of political statement. Musicians have disappointed their North Carolinian fans and cancelled their concerts in the state, while businesses have scratched plans to expand their operations there, all insisting HB2 is a discriminatory piece of legislation.
If these headlines didn’t make HB2 into a national controversy, President Obama certainly did when he sent letters to every public school in the country demanding they recognize the rights of those who identify as transgender and let them use whichever bathroom they choose. Several states are already fighting back and refusing to comply.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition is holding its annual Road to Majority conference this weekend in Washington, D.C., where gender identity and bathroom laws are undoubtedly going to be popular topics of discussion. The conference will feature the likes of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin, and eventual GOP nominee Donald Trump.
It will be especially interesting to see how Trump is received, considering he’s voiced opposition to HB2, citing financial reasons.