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  • Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    October 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    Angry reaction to news the Trump administration may revert to the traditional definition of gender in some federal programs, three evangelical commentators say, reveals society’s confusion and need for ministry. The administration’s proposal “may sound controversial, but it is not,” Andrew Walker of Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in an Oct. 23 commentary.

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  • 11 states sue White House over transgender directive

    May 27 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    11 states sue White House over transgender directive

    Eleven states and two school districts filed a lawsuit May 25 challenging President Barack Obama’s directive demanding all federally funded schools apply a controversial interpretation of Title IX requiring schools to define a student’s sexual identity based not on biological traits, but on feelings.

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  • Families sue government for redefining Title IX

    May 9 2016 by Lynde Langdon, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Families sue government for redefining Title IX

    Fifty-one families from the Chicago suburbs are saying “enough” to the Obama administration forcing schools to let boys and girls who identify as the opposite sex use the restrooms of their choice. The Illinois parents say there is no legal right to equate gender identity with biological sex.

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  • DOE releases list of schools not bending to LGBT agenda

    May 9 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    DOE releases list of schools not bending to LGBT agenda

    Amid pressure from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, The Human Rights Campaign, the U.S. Department of Education publicly released a list of Christian schools seeking Title IX exemptions over their views on transgenderism. This spotlights colleges and universities seeking to maintain a biblical worldview on gender and sexuality.

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  • NCAA pressed to defend transgender athletes

    March 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NCAA pressed to defend transgender athletes

    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.

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  • Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    December 9 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    At least 30 Christian schools have received exemption from Title IX provisions requiring equal treatment based not only on biological gender, but also transgendered identity, records released by the U.S. Department of Education reveal. At least half of the affected schools are Southern Baptist …

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