March 18, 2019
Mornings w Carmen 3-18-2019 hour 1: Identity confusion, Equality Act, Religious and gendered persecution
Brandon Showalter from the Christian Post joined Carmen to discuss several developing stories in the U.S.:
- Jack, aka Jacquelyn, is 10 years old. His grandmother fears his mother has started him on puberty blockers. But she doesn’t know for certain because her daughter and her same-sex spouse, have not allowed the grandmother to have any contact with Jack since Christmas a couple years back. That’s when Jack presented to his grandmother as a girl but didn’t seem to know what gender was. If your family is dealing with this kind of confusion, there’s help at Help4Families.org
- Jamie Shupe was the first person to be legally recognized as binary in the United States. Jamie is biologically male but thought, for a period of time, that he was woman. He now regrets taking hormones and is warning everyone who will listen that trans is sham.
- As the U.S. Congress considers updating the 1964 Civil Rights Law to the The Equality Act, feminists, conservatives and lesbians are all urging Congress to abandon gender identity language. They see gender identity as a threat to the identity and protections of women.
Ruth Kramer from Mission Network News joined Carmen to discuss international headlines:
- As all eyes – and hearts – turned toward New Zealand in the aftermath of Friday’s Mosque shootings, a gathering of 1000 Christian leaders in Cairo, Egypt used the broadcast power of SAT7 to bear witness to the Arabic world. Ruth and Carmen discuss the danger worshiping communities face from terrorists around the world as context.
- Turning their attention to the reality of gendered persecution, targeting religious minorities, Ruth and Carmen discuss the recent United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Here’s Carmen’s conversation with Helen Fisher from Open Doors last August.