Christian education leaders: No rush from public schools yet



By Tom Strode - Posted at Baptist Press:

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Obama administration's transgender directive for public schools does not seem so far to have provoked a widespread rush of families toward other education options, but it could be a factor if such a movement develops in the future, say leaders in the Christian school and homeschooling movements.

The May 13 guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice directed public schools and universities to permit transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their gender identity instead of their biological sex. That dichotomy between gender and sex conflicts with the biblical teaching as expressed in a 2014 resolution adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention that affirmed "God's good design that gender identity is determined by biological sex and not by one's self-perception."

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