Events that affect the church

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government attempts to require women's shelter to admit men who identify as women

Downtown Hope Center is a faith-based rescue mission in Anchorage, Alaska, that serves both men and women during the day by providing food, clothing, and laundry and shower services. But at night the center becomes a women’s-only shelter to provide a safe place to sleep for homeless women – many of whom have survived rape, sex trafficking, and other abuse at the hands of men. Some city officials have tried – not once but twice – to force the shelter to allow males who identify as female to sleep mere feet from the abused and vulnerable women the shelter serves. Alliance Defending Freedom is defending Downtown Hope Center’s right to continue operating according to its religious beliefs about males and females.