Albert Mohler: Girls Speak Up for Girls’ Sports

A story coming out of Connecticut reveals one of the most inevitable collisions on the current cultural landscape.

The policymaking panel for interscholastic sports in Connecticut says a high school student must be able to compete according to the student’s declared gender identity.

The parents of three female track athletes are now suing in federal court—charging that allowing biological males to compete as females destroys the very idea of female athletic competition.

The attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom said, “Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics. Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”

Well, that’s an inevitable collision.

The current policy is an attempt to try to posit moral autonomy—one’s stated or claimed gender identity—over biological, creational reality.