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  • Gender-inclusive terms extended to God, mothers-to-be

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A growing number of institutions appear to be recommending the use of gender-inclusive language, this time extending non-gendered terms to God and expectant mothers.

    Divinity schools at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Duke University in Durham, N.C., in 2016-2017 course catalogues encourage non-gendered language in reference to God. The guidelines are addressed to students, faculty and administrators. Read More

  • Transgender child on Nat. Geographic cover

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A 9-year-old boy who considers himself female is featured on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic. The entire issue is dedicated to subjective gender identity primarily through the eyes of children while excluding biblical authority.

    But the idea of transgenderism or gender fluidity is itself a fallacy void not only of Scripture but also of science, Christian commentators told Baptist Press. Read More

  • 'Modern Family' debuts transgender child character

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An 8-year-old girl who lives as a transgender boy will appear on tonight's (Sept. 28) episode of ABC's "Modern Family," portraying a transgender friend of Lily, the daughter of the show's leading gay couple, the series' director has announced.

    Modern Family Director Ryan Case identifies the show's first openly transgender actor on Twitter, saying, "He's 8 years old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily's friend Tom in this week's Modern Family." Read More

  • Target's bathroom fix falls short, boycotters say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BP) -- Target's $20 million plan to add single-stall bathrooms in its U.S. stores does not fix its policy allowing bathroom and dressing room use based on gender identity, the leader of a national boycott against the company said.

    Target announced Aug. 17 the timeline and cost of its plan to install the locking, single-toilet bathrooms for customers who feel uncomfortable using the bathroom with those who identify as transgendered. Details of the plan came the same day Target released its second quarter earnings report showing a 7.2 percent drop in sales. Target's stock dropped 3.3 percent in premarket trade the same day, MarketWatch announced. Read More

  • Trinity issue not tied to CBMW pres. resignation

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Owen Strachan has announced his resignation as president of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, citing a need "to step back" from "filling two vocational roles" simultaneously.

    A theological debate this summer regarding the relationship between God the Father and God the Son -- a debate that has included criticism of CBMW -- "played no part" in Strachan's decision to resign, he told Baptist Press in an email. 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 archive.defense.gov
    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 archive.defense.gov
    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