Editorial: Standing up against the NAIA

Because liberals can’t win majority support from the public for their radical ideas, they typically turn to activist judges to impose their will on the American people.

Now they want to do the same with athletics.

The leadership of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is promoting the homosexual agenda. The NAIA decided to punish the State of North Carolina by moving its cross country national tournament elsewhere.

North Carolina’s “crime” was passing a law that mandated that men should stick to men’s public restrooms and women should do the same. The NAIA wants to force the Tar Heel State to let men who dress like women walk into a public bathroom or locker room without any problems. In fact, the NAIA presidential council thinks all a guy has to do is just say he is feeling like he is woman to gain access to women’s bathrooms.

Thank goodness for NAIA members like Oklahoma Wesleyan University and College of the Ozarks (in Point Lookout, Missouri – next to Branson). Dr. Everett Piper, president of OKWU, and Dr. Jerry C. Davis, president of OCO, have declared that their cross country teams will not participate in national meets until the NAIA returns the event to North Carolina. It’s wonderful to see some Christian educators with some backbone.

Homosexuals want to run America. They don’t want the duly elected representatives and senators of North Carolina to pass laws that disagree with their political correctness. Liberals and progressives refuse to allow dissent from their viewpoint in modern America.

They have intimidated not only the NAIA but the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the National Basketball Association concerning North Carolina. And several states are banning trips to North Carolina by state employees to punish the North Carolina stand for traditional values and common sense.

The NAIA should pay a price for being on the wrong side of this issue. Credit should go to Oklahoma Wesleyan University and College of the Ozarks for defending the privacy of their students and the right for self-determination in North Carolina.