Though Iowa is being urged to change its non-discrimination law in light of a recent lawsuit, a pro-family activist doesn't think that will happen as long as Christians stay silent.
At issue is a prison nurse, a woman who thinks of herself as a man, who has filed a discrimination complaint against the Iowa Department of Corrections because she cannot use men's facilities and because insurance will not cover sex change surgery, including the amputation of her breasts.
Chuck Hurley of The Family Leader tells OneNewsNow the woman's complaint is based on current law.
"The Iowa Legislature, when it was controlled exclusively by a Democrat Senate, Democrat House, and Democrat governor, passed a sexual orientation/gender identity amendment to the Iowa Civil Rights Code," Hurley reports. "So this person now has the strength of Iowa law on their side, and it's going to really be hard to stop them in court."
Now that the law's damage is evident, the key is for the legislature to act to reverse it. But that will not happen unless Christians actively utilize the Christian virtues of joy, patience, and kindness so that God might bring people to repentance.
"One of my favorite phrases is 'we shouldn't be nicer than Jesus,'" Hurley offers. "Jesus stood up to evil; He didn't capitulate to it. And so it is high time for the Church to stand up. Fight in the power of the Holy Spirit; fight with love for our enemies. But for crying out loud, fight and stop cowering and stepping back and appeasing evil."
Homosexual and transgender activists have been successful thus far, partly because of a lack of effective pushback from the public.