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Rev. Graham Praises Pro-Biology Idaho Law: Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Girls

By Michael W. Chapman | April 3, 2020 | 10:46am EDT
Rev. Franklin Graham.  (Screenshot)
Rev. Franklin Graham. (Screenshot)

Christian leader Rev. Franklin Graham praised Idaho's new law that bars transgender "women" (biological males) from participating in sports designed for real women, biological females, quoting one of the law's sponsors that "boys are boys and girls are girls" and "no judge" is "going to change that reality." 

On Monday, Mar. 30, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act." The law basically says that any sports program affiliated with the state, such as public school teams, public university teams, and sports associations, teams will be defined for biological males and biological females.  

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

A player's sex will be determined by their anatomy or their genetic/chromosonal identity. "Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex," reads the new law.

In a Facebook post on April 3, Rev. Graham, the son of the late Pastor Billy Graham, said, "It’s about time someone started doing something to protect athletic opportunities for women and girls -- and Idaho was the first!"

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"This week the state made the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act into law, barring biological males from participating in girls’ and women’s sports," he added. "Thank you to Representative Barbara Ehardt for sponsoring this important bill and to Idaho Governor Brad Little for signing it into law."

"State Senator Lee Heider is right, said Graham, 'Boys are boys and girls are girls. No doctor, no judge, no Department of Health and Welfare is going to change that reality.' I hope all of our other states will do the same -- don’t you?"

U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas.  (Getty Images)
U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas. (Getty Images)

Commenting last year in the Washington Post about transgender "women" in female sports, All-American track athlete Doriana Coleman and tennis champion Martina Navratilova, said, "The evidence is unequivocal that starting in puberty, in every sport except sailing, shooting, and riding, there will always be significant numbers of boys and men who would beat the best girls and women in head-to-head competition. Claims to the contrary are simply a denial of science."

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