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  • Third gender option takes effect in NYC, Calif.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 (16 days ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- People who don't believe they're either male or female can now choose a third gender in New York City and California, joining six other states and Washington, D.C., that allow the option.

    Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington State and Washington, D.C. allow a non-binary gender option, often designated by X on legal documents including driver's licenses and birth certificates.

    Gender X becomes legal in New Jersey in February, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality's tracking site. Vermont is in the process of making the change, and state officials pledged in January 2018 to have the option in place by July of this year. Read More

  • Gender, marriage spotlighted in final campaign ads

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Biblical teaching on gender roles and marriage are the focus of last-minute campaign ads in two closely-contested political campaigns.

    In North Carolina's 9th congressional district, attack ads have taken aim at former Southern Baptist pastor Mark Harris' preaching on gender roles in the family. In the Colorado governor's race, ads from the conservative Family Policy Alliance suggest Democratic nominee Jared Polis could threaten the religious liberty of business owners who oppose same-sex marriage. Read More

  • Gender dysphoria: Ohio bill protects parental rights

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD, posted Monday, May 21, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CINCINNATI, Ohio (BP) -- State legislators in Ohio last week introduced a bill that would protect parents who do not want their children to undergo treatment for gender dysphoria.

    The bill, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, affirms the fundamental right of parents to "withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that are designed and intended to form a child's conception of sex and gender." Read More

  • Boy Scouts change called 'co-ed political correctness'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (8 months ago)

    IRVING, Texas (BP) -- Boy Scouts of America is striking gender from its Scouting program titles in 2019, ushering in the change with a "Scout Me In" campaign for Cub Scouts.

    "Starting this summer, all kids are invited to say, 'Scout Me In,' as they join the fun, adventure and character-building opportunities found in Cub Scouts," Boy Scouts of America (BSA) said in announcing the change today (May 2.) "Starting in February 2019, the name of the older youth program will be 'Scouts BSA,' and the name of our iconic organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America." Read More

  • Pew: Christian women more devout than Christian men

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pew Research has found a significant gender gap concerning religious beliefs and practice among self-identified Christian men and women in America. More than 7 in 10 U.S. Christian women (72 percent) say religion is very important to them, compared to 62 percent of Christian men.

    The gap is larger in the United States than in other nations like Canada, the U.K., Germany and France. A similar gap appears when comparing beliefs about the Bible or certainty about God’s existence. Read More

  • Women & the SBC: 100 yrs. of 'extraordinary' input noted

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1917, the Southern Baptist Convention received what Georgia's Christian Index newsjournal called "quite a shock" when a Texas church music leader made a motion at the SBC annual meeting concerning "the eternal question": Should women be allowed to serve as SBC messengers?

    Following a protracted -- and feisty -- debate that ended with a contested parliamentary maneuver, the convention answered that question in the negative. But the following year, Robert Coleman of First Baptist Church in Dallas made his motion again and prevailed. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let us be women

    by Katie McCoy, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (one year ago)

    Katie McCoy underscores the need for women grounded in theology to address misguided attempts in an increasingly hostile and broken world to conflate male-female equality with secular ideology. Read More

  • Scientists' gender findings said to confirm Bible

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Scientists' claim that a researcher's sex can affect the outcome of experiments has been cited as corroboration of biblical teaching on gender.

    According to a Jan. 10 article in the journal Science Advances, volunteers for experiments as diverse as intelligence tests and pain sensitivity studies have been found to respond differently when they are dealing with a researcher of the opposite gender. At times, those gender-based differences have skewed the outcome of experiments, wrote a team of neuroscientists led by Colin Chapman. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Women & God's design for the church

    by Candi Finch, posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 (one year ago)

    Men and women, as God's image-bearers to the rest of creation, can trust His design "for how we fit together as the church," Candi Finch writes, listing key facets of His "blueprints" as found in Scripture. Read More