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  • Reformers' wisdom applied to transgender debate

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (7 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid contemporary discussion of transgenderism, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has helped resurface historic wisdom on gender and sexuality.

    While predating by centuries the modern phenomenon of transgenderism, Martin Luther and John Calvin were among Reformers to denounce those who attempted to blur the distinction between men and women -- an error dating back to the ancient world. Read More

  • Transgender student wins restroom case appeal

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD News Service , posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (one month ago)

    A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy's restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Read More

  • France rejects a third gender category

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    PARIS (BP) -- France's highest court has rejected the notion of a "neutral" gender.

    The ruling upheld a lower court's decision denying a French citizen with a sex development disorder the right to use "neutral" as an official gender. Read More

  • Texas grapples with transgender wrestler's case

    by Ray Hacke/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (3 months ago)

    The legislative council of the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for public high school sports in Texas, will meet in June to discuss the case involving a transgender wrestler. Read More

  • N.C.'s repeal of restroom bill called 'a loss'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 (3 months ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina legislators have repealed a controversial law that required individuals in state buildings to use restrooms corresponding to the gender indicated on their birth certificates.

    The repeal of House Bill 2 today (March 30) marked a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and culminated more than a year of contentious debate since the bill's passage in April 2016. Read More

  • NCAA, ACC challenged by N.C. over HB 2 lobbying

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (4 months ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- With March Madness in full swing, Republican state legislators in North Carolina are alleging the NCAA and the ACC violated their federal tax-exempt status by attempting to provoke a repeal of the Tar Heel State's transgender restroom law.

    GOP state Rep. Mark Brody filed the Athletic Associations Accountability Act (HB 328) in the state legislature March 13. Read More

  • High court vacates pro-transgender ruling

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court set aside Monday (March 6) a ruling in favor of a transgender high school student and returned it to a lower court for reconsideration in light of the Trump administration's recent withdrawal of a directive issued under President Obama.

    The justices issued the order returning the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., barely three weeks before they were to hear oral arguments in the matter. The arguments were scheduled for March 28. The high court's one-sentence order came after the Departments of Education and Justice ... Read More

  • Boy Scouts' transgender policy 'sad,' 'predicted'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (5 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Boy Scouts' decision to include girls who identify as boys in their programs is a tragic but predictable step, said conservative Christian leaders.

    "Tragically, the Boy Scouts seem to be continuing their trajectory toward embracing the moral priorities of the Sexual Revolution," said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "Many of us predicted that earlier decisions by the organization were the beginning of an organizational reinvention and hoped we were wrong. Those fears have now been justified. Read More

  • Convict's release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The commutation of a former U.S. soldier's espionage sentence has caused some to ask whether the reduced prison term is related to the inmate's transgender identity.

    The commutation also prompted Douglas Carver, the North American Mission Board's executive director of chaplaincy, to underscore the need for U.S. military chaplains "to engage all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of their gender identity." Read More