A group of evangelical leaders who released “the Nashville Statement” on Tuesday — reiterating Christian viewpoints toward same-sex marriage and transgender rights — have come under fire from Nashville’s mayor and critics on social media.
The California State Senate has passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense to address a transgender person by the wrong pronoun.According to hotair.com, the bill now goes on to the State Assembly.
If passed and signed by the governor, the bill could enforce criminal penalties, including jail time, against someone who refuses to address a transgender individual by their chosen gender pronoun.
The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 26-12. According to The Daily Caller, “The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who ‘willfully and repeatedly’ refuse ‘to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns’ could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath [sic] and Safety code.
”Although the current scope of the bill is relegated to nursing homes and care facilities, experts believe if passed, it will soon become law in other contexts as well.Hotair commentator Jazz Shaw notes that California has been becomingly increasingly liberal in its laws–so much so that many, perhaps only part-jokingly, suggested that California’s threats to secede would not be a big loss for the country.
ROCKLIN — How young is too young to introduce a child to the concept of gender identity? That is a question the Rocklin Academy Schools district tried to handle after a young student revealed herself as transgender.Some parents applauded the district’s efforts while others questioned whether it was handled properly.
A Wisconsin court has ruled that a Christian photographer should not be forced to provide her services to same-sex weddings.
President Trump tweeted Wednesday that the U.S. government will not allow transgender individuals “to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.”
Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia will be hosting a taxpayer-funded LGBT panel discussion during the upcoming school year to discuss topics on gender identity and transgenderism but won’t say if medical experts who believe gender dysphoria is a mental health issue will be invited to speak.
In a recent interview with Religion News Service’s Jonathan Merritt, pastor, theologian, and author Eugene Peterson affirmed same-sex marriage and the spirituality of Christians who identify as gay or lesbian.
The Swedish government has told the Church of Sweden that ministers cannot refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Paul Williams, a pastor and former president of conservative church planting organization Orchard Group, has publicly come out as a transgender woman. His legal name is now Paula Stone Williams. Christian Today reports Williams served as the president of Orchard from from 1989 until 2009. He decided to live his life as a transgender woman in December 2012, but only just went public with the decision.
‘We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,’ said one of the men in a video published by Colombian media this week.