Recently, I was watching a documentary of the Apollo Space Program. It was a Ron Howard film told by and from the viewpoint of 9 of the 12 men who went to the moon. The film documents the consummate effort of the scientific and industrial community to fulfill the challenge of late president John Kennedy to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth.
The film is a good story, but what struck me was the words used by Frank Borman when the “Eagle” landed. The astronaut, quoted from the book of Genesis, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…” A little research reveals that many of the astronauts had spiritual experiences as a result of their participation in the endeavor. For some, it changed their lives forever.
Then, the men involved in this pinnacle of national achievement were permitted to use these words. Now, it is against the law for a teacher to read these words to students in the classroom.
Now, the national priority is to make sure anyone who thinks for a moment they want to be different sex has the right to use whatever sex bathroom they want and everyone else has to be OK with it. Can you imagine President Kennedy challenging the nation to make sure bathrooms in any public place can be used by anyone, regardless of biologic gender? This is not progress. This is not an improvement. This is nuts.
By Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney