Search form

Scroll To Top
News & Opinion

Trans Advocate Shouted Down by Parents Chanting ‘Jesus Loves Me’

Horry County School District

Discrimination has found a strange anthem.

If you were wondering the difference between "religious freedom" and LGBT discrimination, a room full of South Carolina parents just gave you an answer--in song.

The Horry County School Board held a meeting to discuss bathroom policies for transgender students, to keep in compliance with Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education and extends to transgender students.

Melanie Moore attended the meeting and stood in front of a packed room of parents and students to advocate for transgender and intersex kids. The room booed much of what she said, and a Baptist preacher engaged her directly and spoke about how sin was at the root of the issue.

"God did not create (the sexes) that way," said Rev. Belton Platt. "When sin entered the world, creation was affected by sin."

"I didn't ask for a sermon," Moore replied.

Eventually, the crowd burst out singing "Jesus Loves Me," until Moore sat down.

The school district plans to comply with Title IX in order to keep federal and state funding.

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Michael Lambert