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Court rules in favor of Christian healthcare workers; cannot be forced to perform trans surgery

Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 09:34 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — The U.S. District Court of the District of North Dakota ruled in favor of Christian healthcare workers by granting them the freedom to refuse to perform elective, body-disfiguring surgeries for transgender individuals. The court order read, “CEA’s sincerely held religious belief is that male and female are immutable realities defined by biological sex and that gender reassignment is contrary to Christian Values.” This win in North Dakota is a win for religious liberty.

Walker Wildmon, CEO of AFA Action, the Government Affairs Affiliate of the American Family Association, praised the federal court for taking a step in the right direction concerning religious freedom.

“The Biden administration is stopping at nothing to wage war on religious freedom,” says Wildmon. “Thankfully, the federal court intervened to stop this disastrous policy that would have forced doctors to violate their faith and conscience. This further highlights the importance of having constitutional judges on the federal judiciary both at the Supreme Court and lower court. AFA Action is researching originalist and constitutionalist judges to recommend to the next friendly administration.”

AFA Action is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing biblical, family values in society and government by educating and influencing public policy. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America by persuading individuals with the truth of the Gospel, challenging the lost to repent, promoting societal values that are consistent with Scripture, restraining evil and exposing the works of darkness, motivating people to take a stand on cultural and moral issues, and encouraging Christians to bear witness to the world the love of Jesus Christ. Find AFA Action Alerts here. 

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