BP This Week: Bernie Sanders, Transgender Athletes, and Assisted Suicide in Britain

Senator Bernie Sanders, the runner-up for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said while grilling a Trump budget appointee that Christians who believe in the exclusivity of Christ aren’t the kind of people “this country is supposed to be about.” As Emma Green at The Atlantic observed, this functions as a religious test for office, which is prohibited by Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.

Our hosts also tackle news of a biologically male transgender athlete in Connecticut who beat high school girls at the state track championship. John and Ed issue a challenge to parents to speak up graciously, rather than remain silent when their daughters are unfairly pitted against men in the name of transgender ideology.

Finally, the elections in the U.K. have raised the issue of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide once more, which is currently illegal there. Our hosts refer back to an editorial by Steve Doughty urging Britain to heed the warning of the Netherlands, where the “right to die” has quickly devolved into a duty to die.

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  • Just one of many voices

    That is going to get EXTREMELY interesting, to put it lightly, as more athletes have gender dysphoria.

    I’m selfishly glad it wasn’t happening much when I competed. But what’s going to happen by the time my kids are ready for sports?

    I foresee a system that is so loose with the entire subject matter that it will allow someone to compete as a boy today, a girl tomorrow, a chimpanzee next year, a mutant the following….eventually, we’ll ask, “why even have rules in sports? Rules aren’t fair! No levels or classes! Equal play for all! Come as you are, play as you will! Oh, but just play nicely so everyone can be a winner!”

    “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” Laid waste…pretty strong words.