Biological Male Swimmer Lia Thomas Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

A biological male has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — a biological male who claims to be female — made headlines after shattering women’s swimming records last year and winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle in NCAA Division I championship in March.

Last week the NCAA listed Thomas among the 577 athletes nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

The NCAA established the Woman of the Year Award in 1991 to honor female athletes who have “distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers.”

NCAA member schools are encouraged to nominate their top graduating female student-athletes for the Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA will recognize the award winner in January of 2023, following a lengthy selection process.

The story underscores once again how ignoring basic biological realities about male athletes and female athletes robs women of opportunities to receive recognition for their achievements.

As John Stonestreet wrote in 2021, “This sort of let’s-all-pretend-we-don’t-know-what’s-happening groupthink isn’t good for college sports or for women’s rights. It’s not good for Lia Thomas, his teammates, or his competitors. No matter how fast he swims, no man really breaks a women’s record.”

That is why the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 461 of 2021, The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, by Sen. Missy Irvin (R — Mountain View) and Rep. Sonia Barker (R — Smackover). The law prevents male student athletes from competing against girls in women’s athletics.

Letting males compete in girls’ sports reverses 50 years of advances for women. It hampers girls’ abilities to compete for athletic scholarships, and it hurts their professional opportunities as adults.

Act 461 is a good law that protects fairness in women’s sports in Arkansas.

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Pizza Hut Pushes Trans Kids Books


Recently, Pizza Hut, as part of their “Book It!” reading program, highlighted books that promote LGBTQ ideology to children. For example, Big Wig is a book about cross- dressing aimed explicitly at a Pre-K through 3rd-grade audience.  The “Book It!” website describes the book as a “wonderful read-aloud (that) celebrates the universal childhood experience of dressing up….  acknowledging that sometimes dressing differently from what might be expected is how we become our truest and best selves.” 

There was a time when businesses found it wiser to remain largely worldview neutral. Now, given the pressure of outside watchdog groups, the tyranny of social media, and what may be called the “true believers” that dominate so many HR departments,  Companies, businesses advance ideas about good and evil, the nature of human beings, and the right way to organize society.  

The rise in aggressive LGBTQ propaganda through business has been a key to the movement’s dominance of culture. Pushing back will require two things. First, Christians called to corporate America who reject a privatized faith. Second, Christian consumers willing to connect their convictions with their wallets. 

Copyright 2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.

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