On Monday, the Department of Education issued a letter to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference insisting that an LGBT rights case from June does not change the department’s position that schools are violating Title IX by allowing transgender girls to compete on girls’ teams.
It would have been far easier and safer for the apostles to bow to the Sanhedrin in the book of Acts, but they risked their lives to say, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). Pray now for the courage to “stand firm in the faith” (1 Corinthians 16:13), then determine that you will declare and defend biblical truth at any cost (1 Peter 3:15).
After a college professor warned students in her syllabus that speaking out against a battery of social issues, including abortion and transgenderism among other things, would be grounds for dismissal from the class, the university stepped in and told the professor that she must change her syllabus as it hinders students' first amendment rights.
According to Gallup, 4.5 percent of Americans are LGBTQ. However, US adults wrongly estimate that 23.6 percent of us are gay or lesbian. This discrepancy is due in large part to the outsized percentage of LGBTQ characters on television and in movies.
GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, reports that 10.2 percent of regular characters on primetime scripted programming last year were LGBTQ. In other words, there were twice as many LGBTQ characters on TV as is true of the general public. The organization is pushing for a 20 percent representation—four times the LGBTQ population—by 2025.
A California bill, AB 2218, would establish a “Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund” within the State Department of Public Health to benefit organizations, hospitals and health care clinics that “provide gender-conforming health care services and have an established partnership with a Trans-led organization,” according to the bill’s text.