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Christian University Says it Disinvited Promise Keepers due to 'Harmful' LGBT Statement

Christian University Says it Disinvited Promise Keepers due to 'Harmful' LGBT Statement

A Tennessee-based Christian university says it canceled a Promise Keepers event due to a statement by the organization that “unnecessarily” fanned the culture war flames over the issue of gender and sexuality.

Promise Keepers Gets Canceled by Christian University over Bible-Based Gender Statement

Promise Keepers Gets Canceled by Christian University over Bible-Based Gender Statement

Promise Keepers says a prominent Christian university canceled an upcoming event after the men’s ministry released a statement on sexuality and gender.

Do So-Called 'Third' Genders Affirm Our Contemporary Theories?

Do So-Called 'Third' Genders Affirm Our Contemporary Theories?

To be made in the image of God is to be male or female. The solution for today’s poor thinking is not to default to some shallow stereotype, any more than it is to embrace some harmful practice of some ancient culture. Rather, it is to affirm, at the deepest level, informed by Scripture and biology, the reality and beauty of complementary sexual difference.

80 Percent of Christians Say They Are Not Comfortable with the Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns: Survey

80 Percent of Christians Say They Are Not Comfortable with the Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns: Survey

The Public Religion Research Institute says in a new survey analysis that Americans are largely divided on the use of gender-neutral pronouns.

LGBT Individuals Often Switch to Straight Identity, Says Landmark Study in Duke Journal

LGBT Individuals Often Switch to Straight Identity, Says Landmark Study in Duke Journal

New research in a Duke University academic journal confronts a controversial subject within the LGBT community and comes to an equally controversial conclusion: a significant portion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals switch to a “straight” identity.

Catholic Bookstore Sues City for Requiring Businesses to Use Customers' Preferred Pronouns

Catholic Bookstore Sues City for Requiring Businesses to Use Customers' Preferred Pronouns

On Wednesday, a Catholic bookstore filed a lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville, Florida, for requiring the business to use customers' preferred pronouns.

'Orwellian': Cambridge Dictionary Changes Definition of 'Woman,' 'Man'

'Orwellian': Cambridge Dictionary Changes Definition of 'Woman,' 'Man'

The Cambridge Dictionary has changed the definitions of “man” and “woman” to also include transgender individuals in a move that is drawing criticism from prominent conservatives.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Adds 'Non-Binary' 3rd Gender Category for Members

Presbyterian Church (USA) Adds 'Non-Binary' 3rd Gender Category for Members

The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it will add a third gender option for “nonbinary/genderqueer” people when it collects data about its members in what is the latest example of the leftward drift of the mainstream denomination.

Archaeology Professor Rejects Push to Stop Classifying Human Remains as 'Male' or 'Female'

Archaeology Professor Rejects Push to Stop Classifying Human Remains as 'Male' or 'Female'

A California archaeology professor is rejecting a push from activists to omit gender identifications on ancient human remains. The activists claim that gender cannot be assigned to the remains because it is not known how the ancient humans classified themselves by gender.

Don't Say 'They': Why Pronouns Matter

Don't Say 'They': Why Pronouns Matter

There are ways to not say something that is not true. We can avoid using nonbinary or opposite-sex pronouns, and instead use names. And, we can use plural pronouns to talk about a group rather than an individual. Still, as Dr. Merriweather’s situation illustrates, these alternatives will not satisfy everyone. And, when there is no choice but to use third person pronouns, the only way to tell the truth is to use the pronouns that align with biology, not ideology.