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AFA calls out organizations endorsing the radical Left’s drive to have grown men using women’s locker rooms and bathrooms

August 22, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — An 80-year-old woman who has been a member of her local YMCA for 35 years has been permanently banned from the facility because she protested a man watching her shower and gawking at young girls as they use the bathroom. This is allowed, if not encouraged, by law in Washington state, where 80-year-old Julie Jaman was “harassed by transgender activists” last week for publicly objecting to a man watching her in the shower and young girls as they used the bathroom.

In Washington, state law endorses this behavior: “In such facilities where undressing in the presence of others occurs, covered entities [like the YMCA] shall allow access to and use of a facility consistent with that individual’s gender expression or gender identity” (emphasis added).

American Family Association (AFA, www.AFA.net) Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano spoke out against this abuse of women, encouraging people of common sense to avoid establishments that ignore the realities of biological sex.

Vitagliano stated, “It has become abundantly clear who the bullies are in our society. Transgender activists and their sympathizers will severely punish anyone who publicly disagrees with them. It’s also clear that the radical Left has become engulfed by a terrible delusion, which results in the demand to allow a grown man into the women’s locker room to gawk at little girls if he chooses to and to lash out at an 80-year-old woman who wants some privacy from the opposite sex while showering. The only solution at a place like this YMCA is for sane people to boycott it until its leaders change the policy — or go out of business.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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