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April 14, 2021

Dr. James Dobson Responds to NCAA Board of Governor's Surrender to Men in Women's Sports

April 14, 2021 — On Monday, the NCAA Board of Governors staked out its position on the issue of biological men competing in women's sports. Not surprisingly, the NCAA's stance was one of complete surrender. Rather than standing up for women and girls, who fought for decades to obtain equal opportunities in athletics and education, the NCAA is falling for the lie that "inclusion" and "fairness" require allowing men to compete against women. This defies our God-given basics of biology and is utterly insane!

In its statement, the NCAA pledged to hold its championship events only in locations "where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination." Of course, according to the NCAA, this means biological men should be allowed to take the field in women's sports…even if that means pushing women off the field. Does such a scenario sound "safe, healthy, and free of discrimination" to you?

Women deserve equal opportunities on the field! We've already seen the damage that has resulted from a contrary approach to athletics. At the high school level, consider the case of Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, two high school track and field athletes from Connecticut who, although biologically male, competed against girls. These two individuals now hold 15 women's state championship titles that were previously held by 10 different girls. Or, at the professional level, consider MMA fighter Fallon Fox, who was incomprehensibly labeled "the bravest athlete in history" by website Outsports for his choice—as a biological male—to step inside the ring and break the skull of a female competitor. Apparently, the NCAA and its leftist backers would call this progress and equality. I call it what it is—brutality!

The biological realities provide ample and undeniable reasons to separate men's and women's sports, but the proponents of a new and extreme sexual orthodoxy shout down those facts. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova—a member of the LGBT community—was condemned as "transphobic" after she argued that it was "insane" and "cheating" to allow biological men to compete against women. Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon has stated that only bigots would object to biological men competing against women (after winning gold in the women's Masters Track Cycling World Championships for the second year in a row). And now the NCAA is using its bully pulpit to further this dangerous and unethical ideology.

It's time for the NCAA and its member universities to hear from us. Maybe if they realize that rational-minded Americans, who support women and girls, are unwilling to fund, consume, or otherwise approve of this nonsense, the NCAA Board of Governors will take a hard look at reality. You can contact the NCAA at 317-917-6222 or email associate director of communications Michelle Brutlag Hosick at mhosick@ncaa.org. While you're at it, contact your alma mater and tell them what you expect from them on this issue. Lastly, reach out to your state and federal representatives and demand that they have the courage that the NCAA is so clearly lacking.

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