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Now Feds Want Transgender ‘Women’ Let Into Female HOMELESS SHELTERS

Coming this September, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will reportedly set regulations which allow transgender individuals to choose the homeless shelter accommodations of their choice, consistent with their “gender identity,” not their biology.

Yes, grown men who simply claim to be women will be allowed to co-mingle in sleeping and showering areas with our nation’s most vulnerable women, because progress.

But what if women in these shelters feel unsafe or make a complaint about a transgender “woman” in the facility? Too bad, they will be ignored.

According to The Hill, a proposed HUD regulation stunning “instructs homeless shelters to disregard the ‘complaints of other shelter residents’ who feel uncomfortable living with someone who is transgender.” The proposal states, “It is likewise prohibited to deny appropriate placement based on a perceived threat to health or safety that can be mitigated some other less burdensome way.”

Unsurprisingly, this bold move, which is consistent with Obama’s dictatorial-like “governing,” has incited fierce contention—a common symptom of our president’s “leadership.” Conservatives, being heavily involved with homeless shelters, and helping the poor in general, are left on the defensive once again.

President of the American Family Association Tim Wildmon is uncertain why HUD is making “room for people who are sexually confused at the expense of everyone else.”

“No one is in favor of beating up transgender people,” he said, “but why do you have to force other people to feel really uncomfortable, and in some cases unsafe, just to make your political point?”

Wildmon also questioned how exactly shelters would be able to tell if a person actually “identifies” as the opposite sex.

“What if I self-identify as a woman today, and tomorrow I want to self-identify as a man?” the AFA president asked. “Why not self identify as a minority? Today, I’m white. Tomorrow, I’m black.

“It makes no sense at all,” Wildmon added. “Good, Christian organizations that are trying to help people do not need Washington dictating their bathroom or bedding policies.”

“Why do you have to force other people to feel really uncomfortable, and in some cases unsafe, just to make your political point?”

President of the American Family Association Tim Wildmon

Echoing similar concerns over safety was John Ashmen, the president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.

“One of the guests at a rescue mission overheard someone on the street saying, ‘Dude, if you go down to the rescue mission and tell them you’re transgender, you can sleep in the women’s dorm and even shower with them,’” claimed Ashmen. “So that idea is out there, but I don’t know of any missions that have called the police because of it.”

“No one is trying to make transgender people feel awkward, but we’re concerned about the well-being and safety of everyone in our rescue missions,” he added.

But LGBT activists insist that the change is a step forward, an act to fight so-called discrimination.

“Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” David Stacy, the government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign told The Hill.

“If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat you like a man, it’s traumatizing,” he said. “These people are already vulnerable, they’re homeless, they don’t have a job. To face discrimination the entire time they’re there is a real problem.”

The HUD regulations wil only apply to those receiving federal money, since Congress has passed no such law against “discrimination” concerning transgenders and homeless shelters.