Wisconsin Republicans are undaunted in the face of Obama saying that bathrooms should be open to all people. They are going to be as bigoted as they want to be, dammit!
They have already promised to bring back their attempt to introduce and pass an anti-transgender bathroom bill.
Now the Wisconsin Republicans have joined ten other states in suing President Barack Obama for their Right of Bigotry:
The State of Wisconsin and 10 other states launched a lawsuit Wednesday against new bathroom rules for transgender students that were issued by President Barack Obama's administration.
It's only the latest legal challenge from Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and other Republican state officials who have also sued over Obama policies such as the Affordable Care Act and rules on carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.
"President Obama's attempts to rewrite the laws of our country without congressional consent and approval are not going to be tolerated by the State of Wisconsin," Schimel said in a statement. "After discussing with Governor Walker, I have decided to join my colleagues from across the country in challenging the Obama Administration's latest power grab, which will have a significant impact on Wisconsin."
The states joining Wisconsin in the lawsuit are lead plaintiff Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia.
What caught my eye was what Wisconsin Republican State Representative Tom Larson said to defend their hateful stance:
State Rep. Tom Larson (R-Colfax) used the president's stance as a reason to question Obama's Christian faith.
"Mr. Obama has done more to destroy the Christian foundation of this country than anyone I know," Larson wrote in a letter to the editor Wednesday. "Although (the president) claims to be a Christian, such assertions are implausible since his actions consistently oppose Biblical beliefs and principles."
Larson, who is not known for outspoken stances, is retiring for health reasons. He said in a telephone interview that he chose strong language because he feels strongly that the traditional approach to bathrooms guards against immorality.
"I think (God) wrote in my heart that I shouldn't go into a women's restroom because I'd be tempted to be a pervert," Larson said.
Larson admits to wanting to be a pervert but then questions Obama's Christianity for sharing equality and compassion? That either takes some major nerve or being brain dead. I'm leaning towards the latter on this one.
Remarkably, Larson is actually retiring soon instead of going through the usual exits of going for the big money in lobbying or in handcuffs.
It does also go on to show one meme regarding this issue is true - our children would be safer in a bathroom with a transgender person than they would be with a Republican.
H/T Jeff Simpson