I know Stephen George already talked a little about the editorial three prominent Southern Baptist leaders ran in the Tennessean, but I wanted to focus on their first objection to having to not be assholes to transgender people — the bathroom gambit.
Richard Land, Frank Page and Thom Rainer think that there's some horrible problem if a person who presents as female but has a penis uses the women's bathroom:
This requirement would allow a person who is anatomically male to claim to be female in gender identity and, therefore, demand access to space previously reserved for women.
Some female employees may well feel uncomfortable if forced to share restroom facilities with a person who is anatomically male.
Just on the surface, this seems very strange. How would a woman who isn't some kind of peekaboo pervert know what the person in the other stall had underneath her skirt? And if said pervert had her eye up to the crack between the door and the stall, trying to catch a glimpse of her co-worker's genitals, are Land, Page and Rainer really going to argue that the problem is the pervert's discomfort and not the pervert herself?
And considering that the number of cisgender people who have been beaten up or murdered by transgender Tennesseans for being cisgender is zero — but the number of transgender people in this state who have been beaten up or murdered by cisgender people remains an embarrassing tragedy — claiming that cisgender people have anything to fear from sharing a bathroom with their transgender co-workers is to look reality in the face and pretend the exact opposite.