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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:02 AM

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

Source: Associated Press


Rachel D'oro, Associated Press
Updated 9:49 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women.

Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to stop it from applying a gender identity law to the Hope Center shelter, which denied entry to a transgender woman last year. The lawsuit says homeless shelters are exempt from the local law and that constitutional principles of privacy and religious freedom are at stake.

Alliance attorney Ryan Tucker said many women at the shelter are survivors of violence and allowing biological men would be highly traumatic for them. He told U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason that women have told shelter officials that if biological men are allowed to spend the night alongside them, "they would rather sleep in the woods," even in extreme cold like the city has experienced this week with temperatures hovering around zero.

Tucker said biological men are free to use the shelter during the day, adding there are other shelters in the city where men can sleep.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Judge-to-hear-arguments-in-Anchorage-transgender-13526885.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:51 PM

1. Government needs to step in and provide support for its citizens instead of relying on religion

If religion was any good at helping the poor and suffering, we wouldn't have so many poor and suffering while we have hundreds of uber rich preachers, priests and religious leaders.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:36 PM

2. Christians denying people shelter.

Jesus.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:45 PM

3. Hell if FOX news told them Jesus was gay

They would let him die in the streets!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:01 PM

4. We have several faith-based shelters here in Fairbanks.

They don't deny entry to anyone. One tried, many years ago, and the person died in the parking lot at 40 below zero. They were sued out of existence.

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