The Trump administration will bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the U.S. military and let Defense Secretary James Mattis decide whether those already in the military may continue to serve, according a Wall Street Journal report confirmed by other media outlets.
The White House explained its policy in a two-and-a-half-page memo to the Pentagon, The Journal reported Wednesday (Aug. 23), fleshing out specific policy implications of President Trump's July 26 Twitter announcement that "the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military."
Southern Baptists with military and Defense Department experience underscored the biblical concept of gender and urged prayer for civilian and military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces....
In the next several weeks, Carver added, NAMB "will issue specific policy guidance to all endorsed [Southern Baptist Convention] chaplains regarding ministry to the men and women under their pastoral care struggling with their sexual orientation and gender identification issues."
If the military ever allows transgender troops to enlist and serve openly, Carver said, Southern Baptist and other military chaplains "may slowly lose their religious liberty to preach or counsel biblical truth regarding the God-ordained connection between one's biological sex and their gender-specific orientation. Even if Southern Baptist chaplains are allowed to freely exercise their religious liberty, our chaplains might be forced or feel pressured to silently condone the transgender lifestyle." 2014 Southern Baptist Convention resolution "on transgender identity" affirmed "God's good design that gender identity is determined by biological sex and not by one's self-perception." The resolution also invited "all transgender persons to trust in Christ and to experience renewal in the Gospel." --
The Age of Gender Confusion SPECIAL
By -Truths that transform- great interview of a man who went thru this destructive surgery and then repented & was saved
Wisdom which starts with the fear of the Lord would dictate that transgendered personnel and those in LBGT lifestyles should be administratively discharged. If those personnel are incarcertated, they should be transitioned back to their biological sex/gender. This kind of progressive culture mandering on those who have forfeited their rights in order to defend our republic should be prohibited.