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News You Should Know: The "Demoralizing" World of Girls' Sports

By Michael Farris, Jr. posted on:
March 1, 2019

After two biological males dominated the girls’ state championship track meet in Connecticut, one female competitor spoke her mind by saying how “demoralizing” it is to compete against racers who were born male. Also, another Christian adoption provider fights to continue its adoption service, a Christian judge candidate faces a smear campaign, and the Senate fails to protect life. All of this from the Alliance Alert team.

ADF in the News

Fox News: Christian adoption agency sues New York after state tries to shut it down

Last week, Alliance Defending Freedom was in federal court arguing on behalf of New Hope Family Services, which is fighting to keep its adoption program from being shut down by the state of New York. The Christian ministry works to help children find a loving home with a married mother and father, but the state is demanding New Hope place children with same-sex and unmarried couples or else stop placing children into homes altogether.

Religious Freedom

The Federalist: Democrats Take Down Another Judicial Nominee Simply Because He’s A Christian

Another highly qualified judicial candidate has been removed from consideration simply for his beliefs about marriage and the dignity of life in the womb. After President Trump nominated Gordon Giampietro to fill an empty seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Giampietro received bipartisan support. That is, until media outlets began publishing comments he had made about same-sex marriage and birth control.

Marriage and the Family

The Daily Signal: Male Runners Dominate Girls High School Track in Connecticut

Two biological males finished first and second place in an indoor running state championship for high school girls. Before going on to take the top two spots in the state championship, the two male runners received sympathetic coverage from the national media. However, one female competitor said it is unfair that girls have to compete against men. She says it is “demoralizing” to know the outcome of the race before it even starts.

Sanctity of Life

WORLD: Abortion survivor protections fail in the Senate

For some politicians, a child that survives an abortion is not a life worth saving. The Senate voted yesterday on Sen. Ben Sasse's (R-NE) bill "The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act," but failed to collect the 60 votes needed for the bill to pass. Sen. Sasse directly challenged his colleagues to see if they were “OK with infanticide.” After the vote failed, Sasse lamented "This shouldn’t be about politics. … This should be about having heart."

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Michael Farris, Jr.

Michael Farris, Jr.

Legal Content Manager

Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.


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