Seventh-day Adventists versus Federal Law Title IX. Will SDAs Bow or Stand?

Hilary Enriques – Saved to Serve International The controversy surrounding the transgender community and the demands for their rights and equality is not only a hot-button issue in the world, but it is also confronting the churches as well, excepting none. Like other Christian denominations, Seventh-day Adventist institutions are caught in the middle of trying to navigate through their biblical understanding and doctrines while addressing … Continue reading Seventh-day Adventists versus Federal Law Title IX. Will SDAs Bow or Stand?

North Carolina Lawmaker: ‘Keep Our State Straight’

RALEIGH, N.C. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican’s plea to “keep our state straight.” The criticism came a day after dueling demonstrations drew thousands of protesters for and against the law, ending with the arrests of 54 people voicing their opposition to the law in the Legislative Building. At … Continue reading North Carolina Lawmaker: ‘Keep Our State Straight’

Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Monday vetoed a controversial religious liberties bill that had provoked outrage from Hollywood, sports leagues and corporations for what critics said was its discrimination against gay and transgender people. “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, which I and my family have been a part of for generations,” Deal … Continue reading Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay