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October 31, 2018

The James Dobson Family Institute Commends the HHS for Restoring the Definition of Gender as ‘A Biological, Immutable Condition’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Oct 31, 2018 — The James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI) issues the following statement in support of the decision by President Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services to roll back Obama-era regulations that broadened the definition of sex in Title IX beyond the biological categories of male and female to include transgender and gender identity language:

The JDFI strongly supports the decision of the Trump administration to affirm sex-based determinations that are gender-based, biologically male and female, and consistent with science. This is in keeping with the traditional definition of gender the Christian community has always held, and that we as a nation have maintained with uniformity until only recently. In fact, by taking this courageous and common sense action, the Department of Health and Human Services is simply going back to pre-Obama era regulations and policies.

In this decision, the President has declared that the gender-based discriminations outlawed in Title IX are limited to male versus female. It does not include transgender sexual orientation or gender identity language, which is properly excluded from the definition of sex. We urge Congress to follow the President’s lead by providing a legal definition of sex in federal law so that the Title IX legislation is abundantly and legally certain in all instances.

This is vital not only for the HHS, which must deal with these regulations frequently, but also for all government, including the courts, which requires a clear understanding of what Congress meant by the word, ‘sex’ when they originally established Title IX. It’s time to put an end to the attempts by LGBT activists to shoehorn into Title IX any identities and language that go against legislative intent and biology. This decision is good for America, and the faith-based community should be encouraged.

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Dr. James Dobson has joined with other Evangelical leaders to urge Congress to stand with Israel. In a letter released to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, the evangelical notables urged Congress to act "without delay" on a comprehensive list of initiatives.

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Mob Attacks Christmas Tree Lighting

Sadly, in many parts of the world, it is nearly impossible for Christians to peacefully and safely celebrate the birth of Christ. From communist China to significant areas of the Islamic world, Christians are harassed by governments and threatened by mobs. Apparently, now Christians in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, have to think twice about gathering to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 01, 2023

Biden’s Godless Thanksgiving

All of us at JDFI hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Thanksgiving traces its roots back to the pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our first President, George Washington, issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, which described in its opening sentence what the occasion was all about. President Washington wrote: "Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…"