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Bans On Transgender Athletes Should Move Christians to Compassion 

Earlier this month, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman advocated enacting an ordinance that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports. The executive order is scheduled to take effect immediately, according to Blakeman’s office.according to ABC News“The hard work of women and girls, their achievements on the field and the future of our sport should be nurtured, nurtured and celebrated,” Blackman said.

This comes on the heels of an incident in Massachusetts in which a biologically male KIPP transgender player injured three female players during a high school basketball game against a university charter school.according to CBN, “After every effort to keep our team safe, our coach has made the decision to withdraw,” the university charter school said in a statement. Coach Kevin Ortins also said he takes the standards set by the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) seriously and strives to uphold them on and off the court. According to the Daily Item, KIPP athletic director Anthony Grimaldi declined to respond or comment at this time, saying only that he is looking forward to the next game.

This news understandably upset Riley Gaines, a former college swimmer and current advocate for fairness in women’s sports. She immediately accepted Xmade a bold and passionate statement, saying, “Men hitting women used to be called domestic violence. Now it’s called bravery.” Is there anyone out there who would say, ‘I’m kind and accommodating?’

However, LBGTQ+ activities and supporters, Exercise advancement project, The Equality Map site for all athletes takes a different position. The independent nonprofit says many schools and state athletic associations have regulations that protect transgender people and ensure they are included on rosters, but such blanket bans on transgender people are unnecessary. and that it is harmful.

However, further research has proven that men’s physical advances toward women are extremely alarming, and the concerns of women’s rights advocates are considered understandable and justified. There is.according to National Library of MedicineA recent study of similarly trained biological male and female athletes demonstrated that men have more muscle mass, are 40-75% stronger physically, and can perform more powerfully than women. I did.

It is not difficult to understand that we live in a time of widespread confusion and brutal attacks on our identity. The gap between the Bible’s view of sexuality and the secular view seems to be widening every day.

How should Christians respond?

First, we need to realize that God had a unique plan when He made us male and female (Genesis 1:272:22, 5:2).

It was all part of God’s biological design. Although valued equally in God’s eyes, each gender has different attributes and unique qualities for their purposes. We should accept these roles, trust God’s plan for us as men and women, and live according to His will (Genesis 2:18, Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Corinthians 11:3).

If we live in a world that is not centered on God, we will continue to see problems like this come to the surface. After all, we are in a battle between God’s Word and reality, so we cannot blur the lines here. There is no place for transgender athletes to participate in women’s sports without consequences. Just as sports are divided by age and class, we must also acknowledge biological differences. For competitions to be legal and fair, they must follow stricter guidelines for all aspects of fairness and safety.

However, as Christians we are called to show compassion. The Bible makes it clear that we are to be the salt and light of this world (Matthew 5:13-16). As a community of believers, we must openly demonstrate the love of Jesus and share the hope we have in a lost and dark world.

Let’s pray:
Father, we ask that you extend your strong and loving hand to your daughters, who have been blessed with the gift of athleticism. Let’s put protective walls around us and make way for honesty, fairness and equality to be part of the game. It also gives us a way to show compassion for all athletes and share our truths with dignity and grace. Amen.

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Alicia Searle She is a godly author, blogger, and speaker who is passionate about pouring out her heart and leading women of all ages to Jesus. She has an academic background and holds a master’s degree in reading and writing. Her loved ones call her Mama. So much of her time is spent cheering them on at softball games and dance classes. She’s married to the man of her dreams (a tall, spiky-haired blonde) who can make mean lattes. She writes her heart on the page while sipping on her deliciousness while her pup licks her paws.Visit her website aliciaar.com Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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