Mother with daughter finds man in Walmart bathroom — in middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BNC) by Katelyn Conner — I know this post will be controversial, but just FYI Walmart allows transgenders, or those pretending to be, to use the bathroom of their choice.

Tonight while at Walmart I had to attempt to explain to my daughter Brook why there was a man in the woman’s bathroom.

This man was wearing blue jeans, a padded bra, and a low-enough-cut shirt you could tell it was all padding on top of the build of his body and short hair.

There was a crowd of ladies outside the bathroom whispering and as Brook rushed in they told me not to go in there, but Brook really had to go and was already in the bathroom before I figured out why they were trying to tell me not to go in.

He was at the sink doing whatever he was doing while Brook was in a stall. I waited outside. When Brook was done she went to wash her hands, and as I was helping her get soap and trying to act normal so we could just get out, the guy looks at Brook and tells her in the “voice” that she is cute.

That was it for me. I have no control over you being in the bathroom, but don’t talk to a minor. As we were walking out Brook asked me why the man was in our bathroom.

After we left the bathroom, I approached the group of women and management that were complaining and told them what happened.

This was their response: “There is nothing we can do. He fashioned himself as a woman so he can use the bathroom he wants.”

I called corporate to ask what their policy was on it and was told they do not currently have one, but could update me if one was put in place, so I asked to make a complaint. I gave my complaint and was told the store manager will get back to me in 7-10 days.

This man could have easily walked to the back and use the family/multigender bathroom, but 4-year-old Brook probably wouldn’t have made it to the back of the store.

Why should we be uncomfortable and children have to ask those questions to make the other people comfortable?

A sex offender can easily “fashion” themselves as the opposite sex to find victims. Keep that in mind!

Katelyn made this post Apr. 22 on social media and allowed BNC to republish it.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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11 Comments

  1. Ted Mitchel

    As a song writer from the 1960s said “The times, they are a changin'” And dear friends, they are not changing for the better. I recently encountered the opposite–a person wearing cut-off blue jeans that either sex could wear (I suppose,) a woman’s blouse, glasses like my mom wore in the 1950s, makeup and a female-style hair-do was using a urinal in a men’s room in a public airport. I’m sure I looked surprised when I did a “double-take.” My surprise became a joke when this person left the restroom (about the same time I did) and proceeded to tell another person about it. In some European countries they have “unisex” restrooms. Basically, the sinks, baby-changing areas, etc. are common, but each stall is its own little room. This certainly costs more than American style restrooms but would solve a part of this issue–there would be no quibbling over which restroom to use.

  2. Thank you so much for your article! I thought Walmart was at least “safe” since Target recently announced its stance on bathrooms: that anyone who “feels” like or “claims” to be a woman/transgender is allowed to use the women’s bathroom: https://corporate.target.com/article/2016/04/target-stands-inclusivity.

    I realize the following will not be comfortable, but I think it’s important that we’re aware of what’s truly going on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzwMJAFWLtQ&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/330/university-toronto-dumps-transgender-bathrooms-pardes-seleh

    Here’s a pledge to boycot Target stores. Hopefully, we won’t have to do the same with Walmart!

    https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/

    Blessings,

    Sandi

  3. Brenda Ford

    This political arena has become a circus, and it has gotten hateful and ugly. I am thankful our leadership at the Church of Christ that I attend does not allow politics or endorsing a politician to come from the pulpit or classrooms or we would be talking about these potty wars and people appointing themselves potty police at church. I have never or will never send my young granddaughters to a public rr alone but not because I am afraid of transgender individuals. I don’t know the author; she is likely a good woman, but I do not see anything loving or Christian about this post. It seems to be pushing a political agenda. I commented on a FB site that I was a Christian and did not agree with a proposed bill and why I believed it was showing bad judgement, I received a hateful response that I was not really a Christian then.

    • dave

      Brenda, you sound like a typical “please the world” type person. And there was absolutely nothing “unloving” in this article. Your problem, at least one of them, is you have bought into the politically correct mindset that if a Christian complains about an issue, even the insane men-in-women’s bathroom issue, then that Christian is a hateful bigot. Also, we’re gonna need the “potty police” you sarcastically mentioned. The number of stories of perverts in rest rooms is going to explode in the next few years. And cowards such as yourself will have blood on your hands when an actual attack occurs.

      • Brenda Ford

        This is the first time I have logged into this “Brotherhood News” site.
        I was expecting to see news of good works my brothers and sisters are doing worldwide or inspirationall messages but this is the first thing I read and then this reply telling me there will be blood on MY hands if some sex pervert ever harms a child. I will be signing out. (I’m going to show our elders what kind of site this is.)

      • Dave, this could very well be your sister in Christ, and even if she wasn’t, would this kind of talk “win” her over to the Lord? Calling people names is not going to help this situation. We need to react in a kind, gentle and loving manner. Now she’s gone, and there’s no way any of us will be able to reach her with the truth. Whether or not she’s truly interested in truth is not for us to judge. We need to believe the best, hope for the best, that she will have a soft heart and be open to seeing what God has to say. But name-calling is not the way to help pry open someone’s heart. Only Jesus and God can get away with calling people names because only they are the only ones who have the ability to read a person’s heart. I’m really disappointed by the behavior of Christians on this site.

    • Brenda,

      I’m sorry you were treated with such hate on another site. To my knowledge, no one has done that here.

      I totally agree that this political arena has become a circus, and it’s definitely gotten hateful and ugly. With this in mind, we need to remember “who” started this whole circus. For years there’s been no question as to “what sex” should use which public restroom. I think we all know it’s not Christians who are suing folks, issuing death threats, and attacking women and children in public restrooms. So … who are the hateful ones?

      The scriptures are very clear on the LBGT subject. God would not condemn something that wasn’t a “choice.” These people are not “born” this way. And if we sugarcoat things and go against the truth of this matter, we are not being loving to the LBGT folks. They need to know that what they are doing is a sin. They need to know that we ALL sin, and our sin is just as ugly as any of theirs. They need to know that we love them and most importantly that God loves them and sent His son to die for them. Not telling them these things is the true definition of being unloving and hateful.

      I don’t believe the writer of this article is or has been unloving in this post. She’s simply sharing the facts. Try to put yourself in her shoes. How would you have reacted/felt in a similar situation if this transgendered man (who was so obviously not a woman even a four-year-old could tell) called your young grandchild “cute”? I don’t know the author either, but I have to believe the best: that she truly loves God and wishes only to please him. Clearly, they only allow Christians to write on this site, so as 1 Cor. 13:7 says, we should believe the best in her and not accuse her of being unloving.

      Blessings,

      Sandi

  4. Frank R. Williams

    Money talks! One thing Walmart and other businesses understand is money! If it is a local Walmart policy then it can be handled locally; on the other hand, if if is a company policy, then it will have to be handled with the company. I feel sorry for those people who are truly confused about their gender, but it was given to them at birth!

  5. Pat Napper

    Well, I guess they better get ready for mawmaws such as myself to go into the bathrooms as long as my grandchildren are young and cannot protect themselves. If the transgenders need “help”, then u can becha my grandchildren will have it too!

  6. Beth

    You are completely over reacting. This WOMAN did nothing wrong. Get a life.

    • Beth, this comment is not loving or gentle toward this woman (who may very well be your sister in Christ). Yes, she may be overreacting, but we need to treat her in a loving and gentle manner, as we would a “weaker” brother. Remember Romans 14:10, “But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.”

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