An LGBTQ theologian, apparently thinking of “gay pride” parades, wants Christianity to change its teaching that pride is a sin and turn it instead into a virtue.
President Obama has commanded all public schools to open their bathrooms and locker rooms to either sex in cases of children who are “transgendered.” Children are generally too young for sex-change operations, so what we are dealing with is the extremely small number of children with “gender dysphoria,” confusion about what gender they are.
Not long ago, feminists and LGBTQ activists were insisting on the distinction between “sex” and “gender,” the former referring to biological anatomy and the latter referring to a social “construction.” Now, though, being “transgender” (constructing a different gender identity) must be counted as actually changing one’s sex.
The President’s authority to impose a transgender mandate on all schools, on threat of losing federal funding, is a new interpretation of the Title IX non-discrimination law, construing the language forbidding discrimination on the basis of “sex” so that it also means not discriminating on the basis of “gender,” or, rather, gender identity.
North Carolina, the target of massive indignation over its law requiring that schools and government facilities segregate their bathrooms according to natural sex rather than self-identified gender, is pushing back in a lawsuit challenging the administration’s use of Title IX and its authority to issue transgender mandates. Read Michael Avramovich on the issues after the jump. [Read more…]
The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending that Judge Ruth Neely be removed from office because she has said that, due to her religious beliefs, she will not preside over gay weddings.
UPDATE: Judge Neely is a Missouri Synod Lutheran. Go here for a petition from Wyoming pastors to support her. (HT: Mary Moerbe)
So public officials will be removed from office if they do not agree with the LGBT agenda? If a judge rules against a law favored by gay activists, will that be grounds for removal? If a legislator or executive opposes gay marriage, will that become grounds for impeachment?
Read Carl R. Trueman on the subject after the jump. [Read more…]
Under China’s one-child policy, girl babies were routinely aborted so that the parents’ one child would be a son. As a result, there are far more men than women in China. This “woman shortage” means that many men can’t find anyone to marry. So human traffickers are kidnapping women, particularly in Viet Nam, and selling them as brides in China. This is becoming a big business, as CNN reports, after the jump.
Scientists have discovered that at the moment of conception, when the sperm meets the egg, a bright flash of light is emitted. This is being described, contrary to the pro-abortion propaganda, as happening at “the very moment that a new life begins.”