Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (three/26/19) – CBMW


One mission of CBMW is to support Christians assume by way of secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. By means of this perform, we pore more than a lot of distinctive news reports and articles as we try to wade by way of the ceaseless flow of facts on the net. In our weekly Gender and Sexuality News Roundups, we aim to distill some of the extra pertinent facts for you.

The articles under are from a wide selection of sectors and publications, organized frequently into 3 categories. They are presented in aggregate, not necessarily endorsed.

If you see an report that you assume ought to be featured in future CBMW News Roundups, you can send it to [email protected] with the topic “News Roundup.”


North Carolina Baptist church ordaining trans lady to gospel ministry, Baptist News (Bob Allen)

“Saunders, 24, will be 1 of the initial openly trans people to be ordained by a Baptist church in the United States. Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., a congregation now led by married lesbian co-pastors, ordained Allyson Robinson, a transgender lady, to the gospel ministry in 2014. Saunders, a ministry intern at Wake Forest Baptist Church who started her transition in the course of her initial year of seminary, introduces herself on social media as ‘probably the only bi, trans, Baptist preacher lady you know.’”

LGBTQ United Methodist leaders gutted by church’s anti-gay selection, NBC News

“Some jurisdictions of the UMC, which includes the Western Jurisdiction, which covers a massive swath of the western U.S., and Germany, have stated that they will pursue the “One Church Plan” and continue to ordain church leaders regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”


The initial time the U.S. deemed drafting ladies — 75 years ago, Washington Post (Pamela D. Toler)

“The United States came 1 step closer to generating ladies eligible for the draft final month when U.S. District Judge Gray Miller of Texas ruled that an all-male Selective Service registration is unconstitutional. Miller’s ruling challenged a 1981 Supreme Court selection on the topic, which held that an all-male draft was “fully justified” for the reason that ladies did not serve in combat positions. With ladies eligible for all military service roles, which includes combat, Miller argued that their exclusion from registration for the draft was no longer supported by the details.”

Why Federal Laws Do not Explicitly Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Americans, TIME (Katy Steinmetz)

“Polls show that most Americans oppose discrimination against LGBT individuals, and lots of think that it is currently illegal. But federal laws do not ban discrimination primarily based on sexual orientation and gender identity the way they do concerning sex and religion. And the odds of Congress altering that in the instant future are slim.”

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Equality Act’ Would Be Disastrous. Right here Are five Probably Victim Groups, The Everyday Signal (Monica Burke)

“The Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes below federal civil rights law. But whereas the original Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered equality by making certain that African-Americans had equal access to public accommodations and material goods, the Equality Act would additional penalize daily Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex.”

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that deny LGBT parents, Chicago Tribune (Sarah Pulliam Bailey)

“The challenge for faith-primarily based adoptions and funding has flared up across the nation. Applications that acquire federal funding by way of the Division of Overall health and Human Solutions, according to an Obama administration rule, are barred from discriminating on the basis of religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. A South Carolina adoption agency that operates only with Christian parents petitioned for an exemption from the HHS rule, and was granted 1 in January.”

Chick-fil-A Banned From Opening in San Antonio Airport, U.S. News and Globe Report (Alexa Lardieri)

“The organization has lengthy been below fire for its help of organizations that oppose gay marriage. The selection comes a day soon after Consider Progress reported on Chick-fil-A’s newly-released 2017 tax filings, which show that the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave extra than $1.eight million to 3 organizations with a record of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, an boost from the prior year. The donations incorporate extra than $1.six million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $six,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Dwelling and $150,000 to the Salvation Army.”

A Secret Database of Kid Abuse, The Atlantic (Douglas Quenqua)

“Thus did the Jehovah’s Witnesses make what may be the world’s biggest database of undocumented kid molesters: at least two decades’ worth of names and addresses—likely numbering in the tens of thousands—and detailed acts of alleged abuse, most of which have by no means been shared with law enforcement, all scanned and searchable in a Microsoft SharePoint file.”


The Story of Marriage in Seven Verses, Desiring God (David Mathis)

“Instead of just 1 verse or passage, I attempted to choose what I believed (imperfectly, of course) may be the Bible’s seven most essential verses on marriage. Right here are the seven, every with just a taste of why.”

May possibly SSA Christians Have Non-Sexual Romantic Relationships?, The Gospel Coalition (Sam Allberry)

“[Friendship and marriage] are not merely significantly less intense and extra intense expressions of the similar underlying reality, such that you can preserve adding units of intimacy to friendship till it sooner or later becomes marriage. The architecture of each marriage and friendship are necessarily distinctive.”

Gender Equality and Gender Ideology: Safeguarding Girls and Girls, United Nations Forum (Ryan T. Anderson)

“New interpretations of gender are impacting how individuals have an understanding of what it suggests to be a lady or girl. Professionals will speak on how these new interpretations are impacting the identity, equality, privacy, and security of girls and ladies, how schools and social protection systems are becoming impacted, and what the bioethical, physical and psychological consequences of implementing these new interpretations are.”

The Democratic LGBT Debate Is an Unhelpful Stunt, National Assessment (Brad Polumbo)

“On March 19, news broke that Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a particular debate exclusively focused on LGBT problems in October, suitable as the election heats up. According to progressive gay-news web-site The Advocate, this forum will concentrate on “on the lives and rights of LGBTQ people” and provide “a likelihood to educate the prospective subsequent president” on “the challenges nevertheless facing queer Americans.””


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