The coalition of pastors that includes those who led the defeat of Houston’s “Equal Rights Ordinance,” also known as the “Bathroom Bill”, has issued a response to the report that the National Football League is now warning Texas against proposed legislation to keep boys out of girls’ restrooms. SB 6, sponsored by Senator Lois Kohlkorst and heavily supported by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, would establish a statewide uniform standard in all state and local government buildings—including schools—that boys, girls, men and women must use the restroom, shower or locker room of the sex identified on their birth certificate.
“Yellow penalty flags are flying all across Texas with pastors ruling a personal foul against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and spokesman Brian McCarthy for threatening the safety of our women and children in Texas,” declared the Texas Pastor Council in its statement.
McCarthy reportedly sent an email to the Houston Chronicle in which he warned Texans that, “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law [in Texas], that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events … The NFL embraces inclusiveness … We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events, and NFL policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard.”