We think this mom has seen the light because she had a personal experience with what the bathroom law REALLY means. She feels the ACLU is just pushing a progressive agenda that targets special interest groups. No kidding!
WASHINGTON – The late journalist Irving Kristol defined a conservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”
After the reality of letting men use the women’s restroom hit too close to home for a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union, there may be a new conservative in Georgia.
Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, resigned after her own young daughters were traumatized by having to share a bathroom with grown men.
“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 a 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 added.
Explaining her resignation, Smith questioned the ACLU’s support of legislation favored by the transgender lobby.
The African-American mother accused the ACLU of having become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.”
She also said the rights the group chooses to support are “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.”
The ACLU’s North Carolina chapter is suing that state, trying to overturn a law requiring people to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
“I found myself principally and philosophically unaligned with the organization,” Smith said of her former employer.
“I understood it to be the ACLU’s goal to delicately balance competing rights to ensure that any infringements are narrowly tailored, that they do not create a hierarchy of rights, and that we are mindful of unintended consequences,” she 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,” Smith concluded.
Whether the former ACLU director has had a full-fledged conversion to conservatism or just a change of heart on this one issue is unclear.
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