In a statement, Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for the group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said, “Allowing males to compete in girls’ sports destroys fair competition and women’s athletic opportunities.”
Becket, a legal group which is representing a coalition of doctors and religious groups opposed to the transgender mandate, said on Monday that the HHS announcement will “punish” doctors and hospitals opposed to the mandate.
Born in El Paso, Illinois on May 8, 1895, Peter John Sheen was ordained a priest of the Peoria diocese on Sept. 20, 1919. He was called “Fulton” in honor of his mother’s maiden name.
In its announcement, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said it would comply with existing federal protections for religious freedom under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The lawsuit against the archdiocese was filed by a former teacher at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
The bishop warned that reluctance to speak out in such cases is a pastoral failure, rather than a charitable politeness.
According to the archive of proclamations at UC Santa Barbara's American Presidency Project, every proclamation since 1953 – the first year proclamations were required under law – had included "God" until this year.