CHARLOTTE, N.C.—North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law has had no shortage of opposition, especially from those who believe transgender individuals have rights to enter the restroom of their choice.
Now, the U.S. Justice Department is suing the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory, alleging that the bathroom law is “state-sponsored discrimination” and “only serves to ‘harm innocent Americans,’” according to the Associated Press, which quoted Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
McCrory is filing his own lawsuit to protect the state law. AP further reported that McCrory’s suit asks a “federal court to clarify what the law actually says with billions in federal aid at stake.”
Author and religion and culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com), who serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C., and lives in North Carolina, released the following statement today on the topic.
“America is in an odd position when the federal government encourages people to do things that are unconstitutional,” McFarland said. “It’s a subtle form of treason and a gradual national suicide, because without objective morality, the Constitution cannot legitimately be defended. The federal government should applaud Gov. McCrory for having the moral fiber to uphold and defend moral truth. For those who struggle with gender confusion and gender dysphoria, we have a biblical mandate to love them as our neighbor. However, the biblical call to love our neighbor doesn’t mandate that we condone behavior that may destroy those neighbors.”
McFarland interacts yearly with about 20,000 young people and is the author of the new book, “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” in which he dispels the myths and untruths about Christianity and replaces that with the truth of who God really is.
Another popular book by McFarland, “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity & How to Answer Them Confidently,” was recently turned into a DVD curriculum set for parents and small groups. Learn more here.
McFarland is the author of numerous other books, including “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is also an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.
McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others.
Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.
For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit www.AlexMcFarland.com or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.
To book Dr. Alex McFarland for interviews, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.
Renowned apologist Dr. Alex McFarland is a religion and culture expert, national talk show host, speaker and author of “The God You Thought You Knew,” “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Answers for Skeptics,” “10 Answers for Atheists” and the “Stand” series of teen devotional books.
McFarland, who also serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C., has spoken in all 50 states, has been interviewed by top Christian and secular media outlets, and has spent 20-plus years training teens and adults in biblical worldview reasoning. Through his writing, training and conferences, McFarland works toward his goal of introducing new audiences to the truths of Christianity.
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102