Category gender identity

Cory Booker Criticized by LGBT Activists for Speaking at Evangelical, Anti-LGBT Willow Creek Community Church’s Global Leadership Summit in 2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker opens the Newark Peace Education Summit early Friday, May 13, 2011, in Newark, N.J. The three-day summit on the power of nonviolence will include Nobel laureates, international leaders, local anti-violence activists and the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
After declining to speak at a Christian conservative gathering this week, Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is facing pushback for previously speaking at an Illinois megachurch known for its biblical stance on sexuality and marriage.
The senator released last week 10 years’ worth of tax returns, which showed that he made about $1.7 million in speaking engagements over the course of five years from 2009 to 2013...

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WATCH: Radical Feminists Share Stories of Parents’ Grief and Anguish Over Gender-Confused Daughters Who Undergo Transgender Surgery and Treatment Despite Parents’ Strong Objections and Warn That Transgender Ideology is Taking Over Everything

Radical feminists are unmasking the horrors young girls have experienced in transgender clinics in addition to exposing the abuse lesbians have endured for publicly opposing “gender identity” ideology.
Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation Monday, Jennifer Chavez, an attorney and board member of Women’s Liberation Front, a radical feminist organization, gave voice to several heartbroken parents whose children have come to believe they are the opposite sex.
Despite their parents’ objections, these children have managed to undergo hormonal treatments and surgeries that have left them mutilated and sterilized, procedures that were approved and facilitated by therapists, schools and medical institutions...

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WATCH: Liberty Counsel Defends Itself Against ‘False Reporting’ Suggesting That It Supports Lynching Homosexuals

A Christian legal defense group is pushing back against mainstream media coverage of its position on an anti-lynching bill, saying it is now receiving death threats because of the “false reporting.”

In an interview with OneNewsNow earlier this week, Mat Staver, who heads the religious liberty firm Liberty Counsel, explained that while no one can or should oppose a bill banning lynching, there were provisions in it that served an ill purpose.
“The old saying is once that camel gets the nose in the tent, you can’t stop them from coming the rest of the way in,” Staver explained.
“And this would be the first time that you would have in federal law mentioning gender identity and sexual orientation as part of this anti-lynching bill,” which would make lynching a federal crime.

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Conservatives Accuse Ohio Gov. John Kasich of Trying to ‘Score Political Points’ by Flipping on Transgender Policy

A conservative group is accusing Ohio Gov. John Kasich of trying to “score political points on the way out the door” by issuing an executive action this week to ban gender identity discrimination in state employment.
Kasich, the 66-year-old two-term governor and former Republican candidate for president, signed what has been reported as a “surprise” executive order on Wednesday afternoon just weeks before the end of his governorship.
The order bans state government agencies from discriminating against trans-identified people for employment.
The order effectively rescinds a 2011 order Kasich signed when he first got into office that removed gender identity from the state employment nondiscrimination policy enacted under former Democrat Gov. Ted Strickland in 2007.
Like past orders...

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Wisconsin Judge Rules Town Must Provide Churches With Exemptions to Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that the town of De Pere must provide churches and religious organizations exemptions to an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance that among other things would have required them to allow access to bathrooms on the basis of a person’s gender identity.

Brown County Judge William Atkinson ruled last Friday that the ordinance barring employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination that protects on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation cannot be applied to five churches and the parent company of a local Christian radio station.
Violation of the ordinance could have resulted in the churches and organization being issued a fine or infraction.
Even though the ruling was handed down last Friday, Atkinson’s written ruling has not yet been released...

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Trump Administration to Scrap Obama-Era Redefinition of Biological Sex to Include Gender Identity in Title IX Law

The Trump administration is set to scrap “gender identity” in federal law and return to the previous legal definition of sex as synonymous with biological sex.
Such was the definition until the past few years.
The Health and Human Services Department will return to the long-held legal definition of sex as referring to biological sex for the purposes of the Title IX ban on sex discrimination, according to The New York Times, which obtained an official memo with the intended plans, reported Sunday.
HHS contended in the document that key government agencies must adopt a clear definition of sex “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”
The issue came to a head in early 2016 when the Obama Justice Department issued a Dear Colleague letter threate...

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Trump Administration Issues Directive to Protect Faith-Based Federal Contractors Who Have Religious Objections to Homosexuality

Francis Perkins Department of Labor building, Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
The Trump administration has issued a directive to protect the rights of faith-based federal contractors who have religious objections to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

On Friday, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs issued the directive to “incorporate recent developments in the law regarding religion-exercising organizations and individuals.”
Specifically, the directive cites three recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and executive orders on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump.
The agency suggests that while discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still not permitted under Executive Order 11246 (as amended by former President...

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California Church Plans to Build Brewery and Serve Beer During Services

A California church sold their church building and relocated in a new space where beer is served and plans are underway to build a brewery where church services can occur.

“We decided to sell the building, because for us a church is a community and a movement,” pastor Chris VanHall, who leads The Greater Purpose Community Church in Santa Cruz, California, told the NBC affiliate in the Bay Area last week.
“It’s not brick and mortar.”
VanHall’s church community ended up in a food lounge complete with several beer options, a move that reportedly gained them new followers.
He added: “There’s nothing in the Bible that says you can’t drink alcohol in a responsible manner.”
Food lounge owner Andrea Mollenauer, whose business is hosting the church thinks it is a great idea.
“Why not serve beer whe...

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