Gender and Sexuality Information Roundup (7/10/19) – CBMW


One mission of CBMW is to assist Christians suppose by way of secular and ecclesial developments on gender and sexuality. By means of this work, we pore over plenty of completely different information experiences and articles as we try to wade by way of the ceaseless move of knowledge on the net. In our weekly Gender and Sexuality Information Roundups, we intention to distill a number of the extra pertinent info for you.

The articles beneath are from all kinds of sectors and publications, organized usually into three classes. They’re offered in combination, not essentially endorsed.

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4 Cheers for PCA Approval of the Nashville Assertion, Reformation 21 (Richard D. Phillips)

“The Nashville Assertion was produced by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood to deal with questions relating to gender identification and homosexuality which are contested in our tradition. In my view, this vote was a watershed within the PCA relating to whether or not our ethos will likely be formed by cultural pressures or by the Phrase of God. How relieved I used to be when the vote got here in, a considerable majority of the meeting approving the Bible’s instructing on human sexuality as mirrored within the Nashville Assertion.”

The PCA Basic Meeting Affirms the Nashville Assertion, (Denny Burk)

“It’s outstanding that a number of the individuals who spoke towards Overture four final evening started their remarks by affirming Nashville. In different phrases, a number of the individuals who opposed the overture had been open about the truth that they couldn’t discover something mistaken with what the Nashville Assertion truly says. Their issues had been ancillary to the theological substance of the controversy. In truth, nearly nobody raised any points with the substance of the Nashville Assertion, which I feel is telling.”

Information: PCA declares Nashville Assertion “biblically devoted”, CBMW (Colin Smothers)

“Debate on the overture lasted over an hour, and Rick Phillips, Ligon Duncan, and Kevin DeYoung, amongst others, spoke in favor of the overture; Greg Johnson, pastor of the PCA church that hosted the controversial Revoice convention in 2018, and Scott Sauls, amongst others, spoke towards. The ultimate vote was 803-541 in favor of the Nashville Assertion.”

Indianapolis Archdiocese aggressive, however not alone, in firing homosexual lecturers. Right here’s why, Indianapolis Star (Arika Herron)

“Indianapolis just isn’t the primary metropolis to see its Catholic colleges grappling with the employment of LGBT folks however some advocates say the archdiocese — and Archbishop Charles C. Thompson — appears to be pursuing the difficulty extra aggressively than elsewhere within the nation. Within the final yr, Indianapolis-area Catholic colleges have reduce ties with 5 folks working in or volunteering for them due to a same-sex marriage or connection to the difficulty. A bunch that tracks cases of employment disputes between the Catholic church and folks over LGBT points stated no different archdiocese within the nation has seen extra instances, a minimum of which were publicly reported.”


The younger are thought to be probably the most tolerant technology. The outcomes of this LGBTQ survey are ‘alarming’, USA Right this moment (Susan Miller)

“The variety of Individuals 18 to 34 who’re snug interacting with LGBTQ folks slipped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018 – the one age group to indicate a decline, in accordance with the annual Accelerating Acceptance report. And that’s down from 63% in 2016. Driving the dilution of acceptance are younger girls whose total consolation ranges plunged from 64% in 2017 to 52% in 2018.”

U.S. Births Fall to Lowest Degree Since 1980s, The Wall Road Journal (Anthony DeBarros and Janet Adamy)

“The variety of infants born within the U.S. final yr fell to a 32-year low, deepening a fertility stoop that’s reshaping America’s future workforce. About 3.79 million infants had been born within the U.S. in 2018, in accordance with provisional information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s Nationwide Middle for Well being Statistics. That was a 2% decline from the earlier yr and marked the fourth yr in a row that the quantity fell. The final fertility fee—the variety of births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 44—fell to 59.0, the bottom because the begin of federal record-keeping.”

De Blasio: Taxpayers Ought to ‘Completely’ Fund Gender-Reassignment Surgical procedure, Nationwide Evaluation (Jack Crowe)

“New York Metropolis mayor Invoice de Blasio stated Sunday that, underneath his presidential administration, the price of gender-reassignment surgical procedures could be lined by a publicly funded Medicare for All system. “Completely. We now have to respect everybody’s medical wants,” de Blasio stated on the New York Metropolis Delight parade when requested by a reporter if his Medicare for All plan would cowl the elective procedures. “If somebody wants a surgical procedure to be full and to stay their life totally — the thought is a health-care system that really serves everybody to the fullest, not a health-care system that rations and causes folks to battle to get just a bit well being care,” he stated.”

Amazon removes controversial books by ‘father of conversion remedy, NBC Information (Gwen Aviles)

“Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, founding father of the now-shuttered Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic, in addition to the Nationwide Affiliation for Analysis and Remedy of Homosexuality (NARTH), authored a number of how-to guides directed to folks of LGBTQ youth, together with ‘A Father or mother’s Information to Stopping Homosexuality.’ His books are a number of the most well-known works about conversion remedy, the pseudoscientific follow of attempting to alter an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identification.”

Amazon bans books on ‘conversion remedy, (Denny Burk)

“The Amazon ban and the instructed laws to ban conversion remedy isn’t restricted to Joseph Nicolosi’s teachings. This ban defines any try to alter one’s sexual wishes as ‘conversion remedy.’ Nicely guess what? That signifies that each single Christian who believes that that God’s grace modifications sexual sinners could be implicated by this ban and by such laws. “

Distinguished Republicans File Temporary to Assist L.G.B.T. Rights in Authorized Case, The New York Instances (Jeremy W. Peters)

“A bunch of three dozen present and former Republicans is urging the Supreme Court docket to declare that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits discrimination towards homosexual males, lesbians and transgender folks within the office. They usually have tailor-made their arguments to resonate with a seemingly unlikely bloc on the courtroom: its 5 conservatives. In an amicus temporary that will likely be filed with the courtroom this week, the Republicans make the case that their view about how the legislation needs to be interpreted represents “a standard sense, textualist strategy” — nodding to the varsity of authorized thought on the proper that disapproves of judges who transcend a legislation’s textual content when deciding easy methods to apply it.”


The Wrestle for Homosexual Rights Is Over, The Atlantic (James Kirchick)

“So long as homosexuality stays a minority trait, homosexual folks will most likely all the time really feel a way of being outsiders. The approaching-out course of, with all of the emotional exertions it might probably entail, is one thing straight folks by no means must ponder, a lot much less endure. In a society the place heterosexuality is the norm, a sense of alienation is inherent to being homosexual, however it’s one homosexual folks have the capability to reconcile, if not overcome. For these born right into a type of adversity, typically the toughest factor to do is admitting that they’ve received.”

How Identical-Intercourse Marriage Creates A Court docket-Mediated Market For Orphans, The Federalist (Katy Faust)

“When biology isn’t the premise for parenthood, it’s a serious energy seize for the state. This Supreme Court docket case has the potential to both strengthen or degrade each parent-child relationship within the nation.”

How LGBT Delight Month Grew to become a Non secular Vacation, The Gospel Coalition (Joe Carter)

“The month of June hadn’t even begun but when Donald Trump grew to become the primary Republican president to precise his help for LGBT Delight Month. On Could 31, President Trump tweeted about celebrating LGBT Delight Month and the way we must always ‘acknowledge the excellent contributions LGBT folks have made to our nice Nation . . .’ The remainder of America quickly adopted his lead, as folks throughout the nation posted rainbow flag banners on their Fb pages and nearly each firm within the nation rushed, as Newsweek wrote, to be ‘among the many corporations celebrating inclusion, equality and love for LGBT Delight Month.’”


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