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  • Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (7 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump suddenly reversed military policy on transgender individuals today (July 26), announcing on Twitter the United States would not "accept or allow" people who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to serve in the armed forces.

    "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow [t]ransgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump said in a series of three tweets this morning. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you." Read More

  • Billboard sparks debate over gender roles

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP) -- A North Carolina billboard that reads, "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it," has generated discussion of gender roles and work.

    While some say the sign expresses a biblical principle that men should provide financially for their families, others argue provision is a shared responsibility not limited by gender roles. Read More

  • Female military draft proposal critiqued

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Fowler Photo from
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The House Armed Services Committee's recommendation that women be required to register for the draft has provoked reactions from an array of evangelicals, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary first lady Dorothy Patterson and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    Though mandatory female registration for the Selective Service is ... Read More

  • NCAA pressed to defend transgender athletes

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As March Madness begins, a homosexual advocacy group is pressuring the NCAA to exclude from its membership all schools with federal government approval to "discriminate" against transgender individuals on religious grounds.

    Southern Baptist seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. predicted the NCAA eventually will succumb to pressure from activists and grant the request to ban schools with a biblically orthodox view of human sexuality from America's most prominent college athletics association. Read More

  • Charlotte council passes LGBT ordinance

    by Emily Blake/North Carolina Biblical Recorder, posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- After voting down a highly controversial sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) ordinance in March 2015, the Charlotte City Council passed a similar measure Feb. 22 requiring places of "public accommodation" to abide by a non-discrimination policy that includes "marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression." Read More

  • Female military conscription 'absurd' but likely

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 03, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Fowler Photo from
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Feb. 2 proposal by two top U.S. generals that women be required to register for future military drafts represents what a former Army chief of chaplains called the unfortunate end result of the Obama administration's decision to abolish all gender-based restrictions for military jobs.

    "The sad fact is," said former Army chief of chaplains Douglas Carver, "that our national leaders have championed gender equality in the Armed Services, specifically in the Special Operations and combat duty positions, without fully considering its impact on combat readiness, teambuilding, military recruiting for an all-volunteer force and the stability of military families." Read More

  • Christmas in 'disguise' admonition dropped by UT

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, December 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- For the second time in recent months, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has removed a controversial Web post from its diversity office after chief state politicians threatened funding cuts and called for employee resignations and terminations. Read More

  • Women in combat: DOD change spurs debate

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Fowler
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to open all military combat positions to women has rekindled a theological and practical debate on the role of women in battle.

    "It is no shock that a secular society that has embraced feminism and transgender ideology is now confused about gender roles and war," Owen Strachan, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, told Baptist Press. "Men have no idea who they are today. Their grandfathers bled out on the beaches of Normandy to save civilization, but most men have no functional concept of masculine self-sacrifice. We men ask women to provide for us, to do all the work around the house, to disciple the kids and even to die for us. These are shameful days." Read More

  • Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, December 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A federal exemption that excuses some Christian schools from complying with certain Title IX gender provisions does not foster discrimination but protects religious freedom, supporters of the exemption told Baptist Press. Read More