Here are the video updates we’ve posted from the 2021 Legislative Session! You can find weekly updates, legislative hearings, and interviews with interns who have joined us at the Capitol!
HB1225 requires the SDHSAA to use the birth certificate of a student as the determinant of their eligibility, even if the student identifies with the opposite sex team. Why is this needed?
2 Problems with males playing on female teams:
Fairness. Generally speaking, males are taller and stronger than females, and allowing a student who is biologically male to compete against a female could pose an unfair advantage.
Exclusion. If a student who is biologically male is allowed to compete in an athletic competition that is designated for females, then in almost every situation there will be a female who would have filled that spot, but was excluded by a male from a competition that was designed for her.
What We Need
-Students who believe that participation on boys and girls teams should be decided based on the student’s sex, not which gender they identify with.
-Coaches who recognize the harms of allowing students to compete on athletic teams that do not match their sex.
-Parents who are concerned about protecting the safety of students and passionate about maintaining opportunities for female students to compete.
Come for a discussion of the impact the body of Christ can have on our state and the legal foundation we have to do so! RSVP Today! February 5
The day will start at 9:00am in the Capitol Rotunda with refreshments and a brief orientation on the workings of the capitol. Everyone will then be released to find their legislators, explore the capitol building, take tours, and learn more about their state government. We will end our time at the capitol with a picture on the steps and the singing of several patriotic songs.
Lunch will be held at Community Bible Church where the FHA team will give a further briefing on what is happening at the capitol, then Paul Weber and Tonya Shellnutt will be our keynote speakers! Mr. Weber, President and CEO of the Family Policy Alliance, will examine the need for the body of Christ to have a greater impact on culture, and the opportunity we have to do so. Mrs. Shellnutt, Regional Alliance Director with Alliance Defending Freedom, will explain the Church Alliance program and discuss the resources and protections available to your church!
Are we preparing kids for a world that no longer exists? Norman takes information from the Barna Group “Gen Z” study and other sources to explain what today’s kids believe and how we can reach them with the truth.
We want to give a big thanks to Pastor Moore and First Assembly of God for hosting the event, and to Deb Baker and Amy Wagner for their willingness to cater the event and set the room!
On September 17, the Rapid City School Board voted on changes to the Western Dakota Tech Discrimination and Harassment policies. Among the changes is the addition of “gender identity” to the list of protected classes. Although we would never agree to the victimization or exploitation of any student, adding gender identity to the list of protected classes is a dangerous idea.
We still need your help!
First – Sign the Petition. Click Here
Second – Come to the School Board meeting September 17, 5:30pm, Western Dakota Tech Pennington County Room, Rapid City, SD.