The NCAA Protests NC Bathroom Bill, Moves Out 7 Championship Games
The NCAA is disappointing many North Carolina universities and their students by refusing to have seven championship events in North Carolina citing that the gender-specific bathroom law is unjust.
The organization is the latest to join the liberal LBGT crusade against the HB2 bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year and was put in place to protect young girls from showering in the presence of men.
On Monday, the NCAA made a statement saying they would not be holding the seven championships in North Carolina due to a decision by its board of governors “because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Christian conservative and avid HB2 supporter called NCAA’s decision a “shameful extortion.”
The North Carolina’s Republican party was quick to condemn the NCAA’s unfair decision and bought up an excellent point.
“By the NCAA’s logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms,” said Kami Mueller, NCGOP spokeswoman in a statement. “This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women’s team?”
NCAA has been too caught up in protection of “civil liberties” versus protecting their own students.
“I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor,” said Mueller referencing the Baylor football program’s sexual assault scandal. “Perhaps the NCAA should stop with their political peacocking—and instead focus their energies on making sure our nation’s collegiate athletes are safe, both on and off the field.”
Not only does the NCAA’s decision show that the organization doesn’t care about their athlete’s and student’s safety, but it also punishes them.
“College sports is part of the fabric of North Carolina. It’s part of the culture. I can say with confidence that there’s no other state in the country that loves its college sports more than North Carolina. That’s why it hits so hard and feels so personal,” said Scott Dupree, executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance.
NCAA isn’t the only one penalizing the state. The NBA has moved the 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans instead of Charlotte. Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, and Pearl Jam have canceled their event appearances in North Carolina and PayPal made a last minute decision to not open a 400-employee operation center in Charlotte like the company intended.
It’s important to consider why the state is being reprimanded in the first place, which is absolutely undeserved. “There is an expectation of privacy when women and children go into the shower or locker room, and it’s more than an expectation — it’s a right,” said Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition executive director in a press release. “Our elected officials have a duty to protect that right. The NCAA is punishing the State of North Carolina because it dares to stand up for the common-sense notion that everyone has a right to privacy, decency, and safety in bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.”
Editor’s note: The people of North Carolina had the guts to pass a law protecting their children in opposition to the Obama agenda. They should be applauded. Who the hell is the NCAA to make this kind of judgement?