Walgreen’s corporate policy as of 21 Nov. 2017, posted on the ACLU website. Link to policy WAG.POL.ERS-208.
“All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth.”
History of Walgreens
Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. established his first store in Illinois in 1901. Today, there are 8,100 stores across the continental United States and in Puerto Rico.
My Personal Experience with Walgreens
As a young child, the Walgreen’s store feature that drew me in was the soda fountain. Do you know the Walgreen coporation invented the malted milkshake?
Mom would take us to visit Aunt Lucille in New Orleans. As early as age 5, my younger sister Ginger and I, on our own, would hop aboard a New Orleans city bus for a ride down to Canal Street to visit the local Walgreens for a Cherry Phosphate. Mom wasn’t the least worried about us doing this and nothing untoward ever happened.
Political Correctness in Action
The ACLU of California pressured Walgreen’s to adopt this LGBTQ policy that welcomes men into women’s restrooms.
Transgenderism is a mental disorder. The World Health Organization (WHO) and professional psychiatry long recognized this to be so. However, political pressure from the ACLU and other leftist political organizations associated with the Democrat Party compelled a redefinition of the disorder. This new politically-correct position is said to destigmatize the mental condition in order “to reduce barriers to care”. If there is no disorder, why is there a need for psychiatric care?
Professional psychiatrists will now say transgenderism isn’t a mental problem but still call it such for billing purposes. The redefinition will go into effect in May 2018.
It is astonishing that professional psychiatrists deem transgenderism not a mental illness while the suicide attempt rate is ten times the national rate of the rest of the population. Read more about this below.
First and foremost, if you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are obligatged to intercede for transgender victims. I have to say it’s not a mental disorder. It’s a spiritual disorder.
The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults who report ever attempting suicide. – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The risk to vulnerable women and children is probably minimal, with respect to transgender people. The real danger will be from sexual predators who now have a license to prey upon easy targets.
Contact your local Walgreen’s store manager to express your concern over the transgender policy.
Two Rockwall stores:
2007 N Goliad Street, (214) 771-3209
2911 Ridge Road, (972) 772-8418