LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will focus on what it calls the “present crisis” of gay and transgender issues.
The conservative seminary says it’s their first-ever conference on transgender issues. Heath Lambert, a speaker at the conference, says in a release that issues like cross-gender bathrooms and children choosing their gender require an urgent Christian response. Lambert is executive director of The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
He says the goal of the conference is to “help the church respond in the present crisis with the wisdom and love of Jesus Christ.”
The conference titled “Transgender Confusion and Transformational Christianity” begins on Monday.
The Fairness Campaign, a Louisville gay-rights advocacy group, has announced plans to protest across the street from the conference.