Iowa, July 5 — It may now be against the law for Iowa pastors to teach on Genesis 1 that God created mankind – male and female – in His own image.
The religious liberty organization Alliance Defending Freedom, on behalf of the Fort Des Moines Church of Christ, has launched a pre-enforcement challenge to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s new interpretation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, passed in 2007.
Under this new interpretation, the state may prohibit churches from making “persons of any particular sexual orientation or gender identity” feel “unwelcome, objectionable, [or] not acceptable,” according to a brochure published by the Iowa State Civil Rights Commissions.
Virginia, July 1 — A Virginia school district claims that allowing one female student to use the boys’ bathroom would cause community uproar and could force some parents to pull their children out of school.
Gloucester County Public Schools is seeking to reverse a judge’s order that purports to allow senior Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that matches her gender identity, rather than her biological sex.
Washington D.C., June 30 — The Pentagon will now allow members of the U.S. military to serve as the gender of their choice.
The announcement was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has been studying the issue for almost a year.
Alabama, June 29 — Protesters gathered on Sixth Avenue in Decatur with signs and fliers supporting Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has been suspended pending a judicial ethics hearing linked to his public opposition to same-sex “marriage.”
“We’re supporting Roy Moore’s decision to ban homosexual marriage in Alabama because the Bible states marriage should be between one man and one woman,” protester Emma Thompson said.
If you haven’t already done so, please call 334-229-0733 and ask Judge J. Michael Joiner to dismiss the charges against Moore.