Take Action: Stop the assault on fairness in women’s sports

March 24

The University of Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas “made history” on Thursday as the first transgender athlete to win an  NCAA swimming championship, taking the title for the 500-meter freestyle. Woke activists are celebrating the win, saying: “Thomas should be embraced in the history of progress that sports represent and recognized as a trailblazer.”  

It’s amazing to me how being transgender, which is accomplished by hormone therapy and even surgery at times, is equated with race that is determined at birth and confirmed by genetics. Let’s face it, if the logic is played out, why spend $200 for an “Ancestry Kit” that has findings based on genetics when you can just decide your ancestry by how you feel.

If gender is on a spectrum as woke organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood say, then you can be Scandinavian today and Indonesian tomorrow because you sincerely identify with that nationality. Time will tell if this so-called “trailblazing” and “progress” continues in other categories of sports. In the meantime, scholarships, titles, and trophies are being stolen.

Take note that the transgender phenomenon is fast becoming a war on girls and women, nullifying years of hard work and progress towards equality. Title IX greatly improved women’s rights, especially in sports. But now trans athletes are using it in a way never intended.

There are many valid reasons for separating men from women in sports. Men, even transgender men, have more muscle mass and speed even after cross-sex hormone therapy. This could result in serious injury in some competitive sports, but that doesn’t seem to matter right now.

Lia Thomas as a biological male was not a winning athlete when competing with other males. But since identifying as a woman and competing with biological women, he’s taking home the gold. Who would have thought that to win, all you had to do was “change the definition of what makes a woman… a woman.” Facts have given way to fiction and feelings. Fairness is no longer grounded in facts!

In defining “fair,” Webster says, the general word implies the treating of both or all sides alike, without reference to one’s own feelings or interests. “Just” is a synonym that implies adherence to a standard of rightness without reference to one’s own inclinations. And being “objective” is viewing persons or things without reference to oneself or interests, as in an objective newspaper, which in today’s world is an endangered cultural phenomenon.

This recent NCAA incident makes it very clear that we must PRAY and TAKE ACTION again to protect female athletes here in Rhode Island. Senate Bill 2501 would prohibit transgender girls and women from participating in female sports teams from kindergarten through college. Send a clear message to your legislator and save girls’ sports in Rhode Island!

For Faith and Family in RI,

David Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island



P.S. Kudos to Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, he signed a proclamation on Tuesday naming the 2nd place swimmer, Emma Weyant of Team USA the true winner.