A pro-family activist likens a transgender teacher's “coming out” at a California Christian university to a "copycat" of the homosexual movement.
A professor at Azusa Pacific University is coming out as a transgender after 15 years teaching at the Christian college, located in Southern California.
Heather Ackley, who now goes by “Adam,” is professor of systematic theology at APU.
"So now you have this professor who seems to just want to test it a little further,” says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality.
“That's how the whole homosexual transgender movement progresses,” Barber explains. “It's always incremental. They take a step out. They gauge the reaction. And they do something more radical, more radical."
Ackley says she struggled living as a married woman for years and now identifies as a transgender man. Ackley is also going through a divorce.
Ackley told APU about her decision for a legal name change and brought up the issue to her students.
According to Barber, the transgender community has “copycatted” the homosexual movement.
“They saw how the homosexual lobby has made this amazing progress in such a short time – in a few decades,” says Barber, noting how homosexuality went from a social taboo and outlawed behavior to being celebrated.
APU released a statement noting that it is currently engaged in conversations with the faculty member.
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