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By Bob Trent Posted on: | March 28, 2017

The battle for common sense in school locker rooms continues.

A high school student and his parents sued the Boyertown Area School District last week. The boy was getting dressed for P.E. one day only to find a girl in nothing but a bra and shorts in the locker room with him. When he raised the issue with school officials, whose duty it is to protect the privacy, dignity and safety of students, the boy was told to get over it, “act natural,” and if he couldn’t, then maybe home school is an option.

The lawsuit made national headlines and even prompted a tweet from Texas Governor Greg Abbott stating that ”[l]ocker room policies like this will not be tolerated in Texas.” 

Texas Senator Lois Kolkhorst joins Freedom Matters to talk about the personal privacy legislation she sponsored, her experience as a student athlete, and why Title IX is so important for women.


Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia will have its day before the United States Supreme Court on April 19. The church’s preschool and daycare center is excluded from the Missouri Scrap Tire program, which provides grants to purchase rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds to make them safer. Although the state highly ranked the preschool as qualified for the program, it denied its application solely because the playground is owned by a religious non-profit.

While the church and its members pay a fee attached to tire sales that funds the grant program, some have argued that churches should not benefit from government programs.

Still, a recent study shows that religious organizations provide nearly a trillion dollars in goods and services to communities in the United States every year. Allowing families to use its playground is just one of the many ways in which Trinity Lutheran provides benefits to the community.  

 

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Bob Trent

Media Relations Director

Prior to joining ADF as Media Relations Director, Bob was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate radio station KTAR in Phoenix, AZ.

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