February 19, 2017
Religious understanding of transgender issues
by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.” In other words, the Boy Scouts of America will accept youth members for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who self-identify as male regardless of the child’s biological sex or physical anatomy from birth. In light of the recent announcement from the Boy Scouts of America, it was very timely that I attended a conference on transgender issues presented in Irving, Texas, by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. There was much valuable information provided to the bishops who attended this conference, so I would like to share some of the more important points with you.
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