In today’s News:
Congressional Democrats support transgender athletes
Twenty-eight Congressional Democrats signed a letter Wednesday condemning the Department of Education for ruling that public schools that allow biological males who identify as transgender to play girls sports are violating Title IX Civil Rights legislation. Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined 27 House Democrats in signing the letter, which charged that the Department’s order “discriminates against transgender youth” by restricting girls sports to biological females. The Education Department on May 15 issued a ruling stating that public schools that allow biological males into girls athletics are violating Title IX, which protects women’s access to education and athletics. The Department of Justice previously backed a lawsuit filed by high school girls in Connecticut who said the liberal state’s transgender policies violated their rights.
Blind woman banned from library
First Liberty Institute and William Wray Jr., An attorney at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., yesterday filed a charge of discrimination with the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights against Westerly, Rhode Island’s Memorial and Library Association for banning a blind woman from Wilcox Park and Westerly Public Library in Westerly, Rhode Island. Park officials demanded that Gail Blair, who was 63-years old at the time and blind, stop having conversations with others in the public park about Jesus in which she would offer them a small copy of the Gospel of John. As a result, park officials banned Blair from their park and library. Park officials then called on the local police to issue a formal “trespass warning” to Blair, threatening to arrest her if she enters the park or library within a period of two years.
‘Falling in love with Jesus’
Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback who is the highest-paid player in the NFL, has sent out a series of tweets in recent days expressing his devotion to Jesus Christ. “Falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I’ve ever done,” Wilson said in a tweet sent out on Tuesday. In 2014, Wilson led the Seahawks to a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Bill to ban discriminatory abortions
The Mississippi Senate has advanced a bill that will ban discriminatory abortions. The Life Equality Act, sponsored by Mississippi State Senator Jenifer Branning and endorsed by Chairman Brice Wiggins, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and others, would ban abortions based on “a child’s race, sex, disability, or genetic makeup,” according to the Susan B. Anthony list. The bill passed by a vote of 33-11. The Life Equality Act passed the Mississippi House in March, but following the senate’s recent passage, the house and senate bill amendments must concur and will then head to Gov. Tate Reeves for his signature. Discrimination against the preborn occurs globally, especially against females in societies where women have been treated as “less than” for centuries—and even today. Race discrimination is also common. While African-Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, black women account for 38 percent of reported abortions.