When supporters of anti-LGBT discrimination succeeded in repealing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance with their dishonest and disgraceful “sexual predators in bathrooms” myth, we all knew that the religious right would use the same tactic elsewhere. In fact, North Carolina lawmakers have used it to justify a sweeping new law in their state sanctioning discrimination against LGBT people. But check out this video from Media Matters for America exposing the lies behind the shameful tactic:
Of course, the vicious dishonesty goes far beyond just the absurd claim that sexual predators will use anti-discrimination laws to invade public restrooms. Religious-righters and the politicians they support want to hide the real goal of their pro-discrimination campaign: ensuring that individuals and businesses have the government-sanctioned right to fire or deny public services to people simply because of who they are or whom they love.