ERLC’s Moore speaks on national transgender debate

NASHVILLE (ABP) — A California law letting transgender students in public schools choose access to boy’s or girl’s restrooms and sports locker rooms has put Southern Baptists’ new ethics head in the center of a national debate over LGBT politics. Russell Moore, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since June, argued in a Washington Post “On Faith” blog that the transgender question is not just about sex but also “what it means to be human.” “This is, it seems to me, the question at the heart of the transgender controversy,” Moore said in a commentary published Aug. 15. “Are we created — as both the Hebrew Scriptures and Jesus put it — ‘male and female’ from the beginning, or are these categories arbitrary and self-willed?”

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