Here's What Jason Kelce Told His Wife When She Was Talking About Harrison...
Here's How Many Times Non-Citizens Try to Infiltrate US Navy Bases Every Week
Trump Wins. What Next? (Part 1)
Taiwan's New President Is Taking a Page From the Reagan Playbook
I Can’t Stand These Democrats, Part 2
Oregon Movement to Join 'Greater Idaho' Picks up Steam
Increased Devotion
There's Been Some Real Red Flags About How the Bidens Are Handling Hunter's...
Jack Smith Files Gag Order Request Against Trump for Lashing Out Over 'Deadly...
Biden Campaign Gets Dismantled by Tim Scott for Dishonest Ad
Veterans Shaping America: Reflections on Memorial Day’s Political Impact
Pride’s 30-Day Insult to American Excellence
Israel Standing Alone Among the Nations of the World
New Book Explains How the Second Amendment Came From Our Judeo-Christian Heritage
The Cost of the War on Terror was Paid by My Wife and...
Tipsheet

Obama Points to Scripture to Defend School Bathroom Rule

Last month the Obama administration issued a letter to every public school district in the nation informing them that they should be allowing transgender students to use whichever bathroom they feel corresponds to their gender identity. The letter also went on to warn those school districts that failing to do so could bring about a loss of federal aid or lawsuits.

Advertisement

Now President Obama has opened up about what influenced his administration’s decision on the bathroom issue: Scripture.

Responding to a question at a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, about why he decided to make it such an issue, Obama said the issue came to him and when it did, he let his religious faith guide his response.

“I have profound respect for everybody’s religious beliefs on this. But they’re in public school. The question is, how do we just make sure that children are treated with kindness? That’s all,” he said.

“My reading of scripture tells me that that golden rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief,” he continued. “That doesn’t mean somebody else has to interpret it the same way. It does mean as president of the United States, those are the values that I think are important."

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement