The NCAA has now announced that they will punish the entire state of North Carolina for the state’s law preventing localities from forcing businesses to let men pee next to little girls, and states that public bathroom facilities must be utilized in accordance with biological sex. The NCAA statement explains that this is the Worst. Thing. Ever.
According to their press release, “Based on the NCAA’s commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-2017 academic year.” NCAA President Mark Emmert blathered, “Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships. We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.” The NCAA added that because North Carolina laws are discriminatory against LGBT Americans, they cannot hold their championships there.
Now, the NCAA has every right to do this; they’re not a governmental body. But this is immoral and idiotic virtue signaling. The NCAA has not invalidated any of the NCAA-sanctioned events inside the state that are not high-profile. Duke and the University of North Carolina will continue to compete in state – so if the NCAA is deeply afraid of the evil North Carolinians picking up torches and going after Caitlyn Jenner, they really ought to cancel all NCAA events in the state.
Because they’re liars and hypocrites.
They also won’t disband independent male and female sports, which are cisgender and transphobic. After all, if a man wants to play for women’s teams, and a woman wants to play for a men’s team, why must there be separate categories? If gender is entirely a social construct, why reinforce that social construct through separate sex-specific sports?
The North Carolina GOP issued this epic response: “This is so absurd it’s almost comical. I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men’s and women’s teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams. Under the NCAA’s logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms. 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? I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor. 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.”
No answers will be forthcoming from the NCAA. But at least they have the support of the potential president of the United States, the ailing Hillary Clinton, who tweeted, “The NCAA is right to pull tournament games from North Carolina because of the anti-LGBT HB2 law. Discrimination has no place in America – H.”
Except, of course, when it does have a place in America: when governmental actors promote boycotts against private actors in states that have laws they don’t like. How many members of the Duke administration back HB2? How many members of the UNC administration do? Anybody?
More importantly, Hillary and her crew are more than happy to utilize the power of government to discriminate against women by forcing men into their bathrooms and locker rooms, and even more happy to discriminate against religious Americans who don’t want to participate in same-sex ceremonies and activities. Yet the NCAA isn’t pulling out of Washington State, where bakers are being sued out of business for following their private religious precepts.
The NCAA ought to pay a price from its audience for this sort of leftist pandering. Americans ought to tune out of their big games and events until the point when the NCAA stops being a tool for leftism and remains a sports organization. But that’s the problem with conservatives: we’re too easygoing. So we’ll continue to watch the NCAA championship and the left will continue hijacking sports to provoke leftist social change.
If you want to fight back against such nonsense, donate to Governor Pat McCrory’s campaign in North Carolina here.