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Restroom directive said to harm the transgendered
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Obama administration's directive regarding restroom use for transgender students at public schools and universities likely will harm children struggling with their gender identity and increase the number who become transgendered.
That's the conclusion of two Southern Baptist psychologists who have treated adolescents with ... Read More
Does transgender bathroom policy enable predators?
NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the battle across the U.S over providing transgender access to public restrooms, key groups are divided about the effects of such a policy.
Opponents of transgender access say it would increase sexual assaults and abuse, enabling predators to claim a specific, perceived gender identity to access bathrooms used by potential victims. Read More
White House transgender order called 'outrageous'The Obama administration directed public schools and universities today (May 13) to permit transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity instead of their biological sex.
The across-the-board guidance met quick protests from Southern Baptist leaders.
Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, described the federal guidance as "an outrageous attack on our Creator Himself, human sexuality and morality, and an advancement of the attack against religious freedom." Read More
Target CEO's civil rights comparison rebuffedMINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- As the number of people pledging to boycott Target over the retailer's transgender restroom use policy surpassed 1.2 million, African American leaders with Southern Baptist ties rebuffed Target CEO Brian Cornell's suggestion that the push for transgender rights is parallel to the American civil rights movement. Read More
N.C., Target transgender restroom debates rage on
NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the continuing political debate of transgender restroom policies, one U.S. state has received a threat from the Obama administration over its restroom use restrictions while another has asked discount retailer Target to explain how it will protect women and children from abuse of an open restroom policy.
North Carolina pro-family leaders say the Obama administration has engaged in "bullying" and an "attack on religious freedom" by ... Read More
Transgenderism is growing ministry focus
NASHVILLE (BP) -- John Pouchot has been in the pastorate 16 years. But it was only within the past three years that he first encountered a family dealing with transgenderism. Read More
Target transgender policy: Protests escalateNASHVILLE (BP) -- With more than three-quarters of a million people signing on to boycott Target over the retailer's transgender restroom policy, evangelical leaders are discussing whether consumer boycotts are an effective means of cultural engagement.
Many conservative evangelicals apparently disagree with Target's policy of allowing customers to use whichever restroom or fitting room corresponds to their perceived "gender identity." Read More
Transgender student wins restroom case appeal
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- A federal appellate court has "for the first time ever" held that a public high school may not provide separate restrooms and locker rooms for students on the basis of biological sex alone, according to dissenting judge's opinion. Read More
Bans on travel to Miss., N.C., called 'ridiculous'NASHVILLE (BP) -- At least nine U.S. cities and five states have banned non-essential travel by government employees to North Carolina, Mississippi or both, claiming religious liberty bills adopted there discriminate against homosexual and transgendered persons.
A Mississippi pastor told Baptist Press he's proud of his state legislature's courage and confused by the seeming hypocrisy of some critics. Pastors in Vermont and Washington -- two states to enact bans -- said such actions are a predictable outworking of the secular worldview that dominates their local cultures. Read More
N.C. bathroom restrictions challenged by activistsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Despite a federal court challenge, social conservatives in North Carolina are defending a state law upholding religious liberty and requiring individuals in state government buildings to use restrooms based on the gender indicated on their birth certificates. Read More