Transgenderism and Athletes

Have you noticed how more and more stories are popping up regarding communities and school districts trying to navigate the issue of transgender athletes? Recently, one of the biggest stories has centered on a transgender female swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania who has been dominating meets and setting records since leaving the men’s team and swimming for the women’s team. Here’s a statement from the American College of Pediatricians on these tender and difficult issues: “Due to a combination of genetics and sex hormones, males are bigger, stronger and faster than females. Males are also more aggressive than females. Males who self-identify as female, including those who take estrogen, remain genetically male and therefore have no objective reason — let alone a right — to share restrooms and locker rooms, or to be housed with or competing against females.” As we teach God’s order and design, let’s not forget to treat everyone with dignity and grace.