LGBT Rights

A Pastoral Approach to the Question of Transgender Pronouns

As followers of Jesus, we seek to pattern ourselves after His example. And in all things, He exemplified grace and truth. Not grace or truth, but grace and truth. How, exactly, do we work this out in practice? And how, precisely, does this apply to the issue of transgender pronouns? A recent teaching by Southern …

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Push to bar puberty-blocking drugs, medical gender-transitioning of children widens to 3 states

Following the outcry over 7-year-old James Younger in Texas, whose mother is seeking to medically transition him into a girl named Luna, the push to ban medical gender-transitioning for minors is expanding to other states. Republicans in three states have now either announced their intentions to or are already drafting bills that would restrict or …

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Chick-Fil-A: Twitter reacts, backlash rises as world reacts to new giving policy

Yesterday, the world found out that Chick-Fil-A was changing its Foundation’s giving focus and no longer supporting two prominent Christian charities accused of being anti-LGBT by many on the left. Well, we have all had a night to think about it and it appears that there might be a little bit of hysteria and over …

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Chick-Fil-A changes giving strategy, no longer supporting anti-LGBTQ groups

Chick-Fil-A today has announced that it will be following a changed model for their giving strategy moving forward. They announced that they will be giving exclusively to causes to help combat 3 specific causes: Education Homelessness Hunger They specified partnerships with Junior Achievement, Covenant House International, and partnerships with local food banks in over 120 …

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Christian company refuses to publish University of South Alabama magazine’s ‘diversity’ issue

A company is refusing to publish the diversity issue of the University of South Alabama’s magazine because they say the lifestyles featured are opposed to their Christian values. Interstate Printing said they were “respectfully declining” to publish the issue, which included stories on transgender persons and drag queens.  Sara Boone, the editor-in-chief of the student-led magazine, said …

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Supreme Court gives victory to baker who refused to make cake for gay wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a boost to advocates of religious freedom on Monday, ruling that a Colorado baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, in a case that involved marriage equality and protection from discrimination. But the opinion was a narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this …

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Service Members Sue President Trump over Transgender Military Ban

Five service members have filed a lawsuit against President Trump in an effort to challenge his reinstatement of the government’s ban on openly-transgendered persons serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Plaintiffs have undergone medical treatment for the purpose of gender transition,” the complaint, filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, outlines. “Plaintiffs …

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Pastor Allows Son Who likes Pink to “Transition” to a Girl

A pastor of a Lutheran church in New Jersey was recently featured in an online video in which he and his wife told the story of their 10-year-old son, who they have allowed to present as female for the past two years. Christopher Bruesehoff of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon and his wife Jamie state …

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Duggar Husband Accused of Cyberbullying After Saying ‘Transgender Is a Myth’

Duggar family member Derick Dillard is being accused of cyberbulling after calling transgender a myth while trans teen Jazz Jennings’ television show aired Wednesday. Dillard is married to Jill Duggar and is featured on their reality show “Counting On,” which airs on TLC network. On the same network, a reality show called “I Am Jazz” …

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Church expels member over same-sex marriage

A longtime parishioner at a Chicago church says the congregation took away her membership after she married her female partner. A group of LGBT activists gathered outside the Apostolic Church of God Sunday to speak out after the parishioner lost her membership. “Her grandmother was a member; her mother was a member and she was …

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Sign of the Times: Tennessee Judge: Gay Couples Have Equal Parental Rights

NASHVILLE – Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was a …

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LGBT Group Threatens Johns Hopkins Over Study on Homosexuality, Transgender

In a remarkable case of agenda politics eclipsing science, America’s largest LGBT group has threatened harm to Johns Hopkins University if it doesn’t censor the scientific findings of leading scholars on the origins of homosexuality and transgenderism. In a recent major study titled “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences,” researchers …

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