The Conflict Between Transgender Military Policies and Religious Belief
“[US troops] who…subscribe to Christian belief as set forth in the Bible [believe] that God created humans male and female; that sex is innate, and unchangeable; and that their faith prohibits them from seeing or being seen in a state of undress, and from sleeping, showering or performing private bodily functions with members of the opposite sex who are not their spouse.
“These [service members] are also aware and subscribe to the belief that science confirms the biblical account: there are over 6,500 unique differences between males and females, beyond the xy and xx chromosome differences that are embedded in male and female DNA. These differences are encoded genetically and manifested physiologically before birth, and remain throughout life.
“Physiological differences between males and females are recognized by differential physical training and fitness standards set forth by DOD and the armed services. Traditionally, DOD policy has respected basic American cultural, religious and scientific beliefs that govern societal relationships and interactions between the sexes.”