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  • Gender dysphoria: Ohio bill protects parental rights

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD, posted Monday, May 21, 2018 (3 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 (3 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 (4 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 (5 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 (6 months 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 (7 months 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 (9 months 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

  • BSA to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    IRVING, Texas (BP) -- Boys Scouts of America will open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018, the latest move in the BSA's evolution from a gender-specific character development organization limited to biological boys.

    BSA's board of directors unanimously approved the change Oct. 11 at its Texas headquarters and announced plans to roll out a similar program for older girls in 2019 to allow girls to obtain the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. The changes cater to requests from families too busy to enroll sons and daughters in separate programs, BSA leaders said, and is not a tactic to increase membership numbers that have ... Read More

  • Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (one year 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