University President Takes Stand Against Transgender Athletes

A university president issued a statement about transgender players in sports.   

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis Jr., the president of Houghton University, issued a statement on Monday about transgender athletes in athletics.   

"I reached the place where I could no longer remain silent on this issue," Lewis told the crowd.   

When I see young women with Houghton written across their uniform… at a competitive disadvantage, sometimes losing opportunities that are hard-earned, there is no way that I, as their president, will continue to sit on the sidelines and refuse to advocate for change."  

Lewis' school is a Christian liberal arts college, but he insists it is not a religious matter.  

"My faith teaches me that everyone of us is made in the image of God. Everyone deserves decency and respect. This isn't about denigrating someone.   

This is about sticking up for what is correct. I thank God that we live in a country where we have the right to express ourselves whatever we want.   

The following year, the team relocated to Memphis and became the Showboats. Todd Haley led the squad for two years before former New Orleans Breakers coach John DeFilippo took them before of the UFL's inaugural season.  

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