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Does Respect for Transgender People Violate Religious Freedom?

Chris Ayers is no fire-breathing fundamentalist. But on this particular Sunday in late April, the soft-spoken pastor of Wedgewood Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is unusually fired up, right from the start of his sermon.  "How stupid is HB-2," Ayers says from the pulpit in his welcoming church, emphasizing each of his words slowly and deliberately. "It is not only harmful and discriminatory, it is stupendously stupid."  Ayers is referring to a...

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