World Events and the Bible – April 19, 2018
WEB Notes: There is no way on God’s green earth the Bible is going to be banned in the once great state of California. Yet, if you read the bill itself, it sure would cover the banning of some of the Bible’s teachings. Will Christians in the state stand for it? They better not. This is just another example of radicals going radical. If you want to believe you are a woman, when you were born a man. That is your business, but don’t you dare tell me what I can and cannot say. Don’t you dare tell me what I can and cannot teach! If you do not like what I have to say, you click the little ‘x’ in your browser and you can make it all go away. Some snow flakes melt a little too easy.
It’s interesting, for example, that Chait makes the argument just as the California State Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would actually — among other things — ban the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs about sexual morality.
Yes, ban the sale of books.
Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an “unlawful business practice” to engage in “a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”
Bradford Richardson – April 11, 2018
Parents are pulling their children out of public schools for a day to protest sex education that they say has become graphic, hedonistic and ideological under the influence of pro-choice and gay rights groups.
The Sex Ed Sit Out started with parents in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has spread to nearly a dozen other cities in three countries. The April 23 protest is a grass-roots effort spearheaded by mothers who said they are disturbed by the “pornographic” content that has made its way into the classroom.
Elizabeth Johnston, a social conservative activist who blogs under the name Activist Mommy, is one of the protest’s organizers. She said most parents wouldn’t “stand for the kind of graphic, gender-bending sex ed” that schools are teaching.
“Most parents do not know this is taking place in schools,” Ms. Johnston said. “The wool is completely being pulled over their eyes, and sometimes when parents catch on and start inquiring, bureaucrats are using deceptive means of not informing them what is being taught.”
Heather Clark – April 9, 2018
BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association, the group behind the Boston Marathon, has confirmed that it allows runners to compete as the gender with which they self-identify—a controversial allowance that has raised questions about whether it gives male runners who identify as female an unfair advantage.
“We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be,” Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association, told the Boston Herald. “Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden.”
NPR also reports that while the Association has no explicit policy about the matter, runners have been asked for several years to compete with the same gender with which they qualified.
“We don’t require that runners outline their gender identity history with us, so we can’t say for certain how many trans runners are in our race. We do know that we have had several transgender runners in the past,” the Association outlined.
Michael Brown – April 5, 2018
In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. This would apply to people of all ages. People of all religious and moral convictions. It is an absolute outrage, and it must be opposed vigorously.
For the last few years, a growing number of states and cities have embraced legislation making it illegal for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion to receive professional help, even with the full support of their parents.
This would apply to a 14-year-old girl who was raped by her uncle at the age of 8 and now feels repulsion towards men and attraction towards women. If her parents stood with her and she wanted to meet with a trained counselor to help to get to the root of her attractions, in some states, that would be illegal. No professional counselor or therapist or psychologist would be allowed to help her.
Yet in these same states, if an 8-year-old girl believed she was really a boy and wanted to receive professional help to affirm her female identity, that would be perfectly legal. A counselor could tell her parents to encourage her to dress and identify as a boy. That counselor could also recommend that, at age 10, she start taking hormone blockers, then prepares to “transition” fully to male at age 16, then has sex-change surgery at 18, with hormones prescribed for life.
David Kupelian – April 4, 2018
Yet another state in America’s conservative heartland, this time Iowa, is about to force 4-H – the popular, century-old, rural agricultural youth organization – to adopt the same LGBTQ transgender bathroom and other policies that have prompted evangelist Franklin Graham to promote a boycott of Target for adopting the same policies.
Earlier this week, WND exclusively reported on a multi-pronged, state-by-state movement to impose radical transgender policies on the nation’s 4-H youth organizations.
Although 4-H is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is overseen and guided by “a network of 100 public universities,” specifically their extension services. But these universities also comprise the source of a coordinated and, until now, below-the-radar push to impose on 4-H highly controversial LGBTQ policies – including the mandatory use of exotic transgender pronouns and the admission of biological males into female restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa.
Newsmax – March 27, 2018
A Pennsylvania branch of Planned Parenthood tweeted Tuesday “we need a Disney princess who has had an abortion,” among other statements.
The tweet, which was active for about two hours and then deleted, listed several other wished-for types of Disney princesses, including “pro-choice,” “undocumented immigrants,” “union workers,” and “trans.”
Before the tweet was deleted, it got hundreds of replies, many of which stated children do not need to be exposed to these issues. National Review captured some of the replies.
Charlie Nash – January 8, 2018
House of Mann, an erotic gay BDSM clothing store, has been accused of sexualizing children after they used a nine-year-old boy dressed as a drag queen to model for them.
The nine-year-old drag queen who goes by the name “Queen Lactatia,” stands sexualized in the photos, wearing a sequin onesie.
Products available on House of Mann include BDSM sex harnesses, bondage gloves, jock straps, and nipple pasties, which are all tagged with keywords such as “hot,” “erotic,” gay,” “BDSM,” “fetish,” “kinky,” “dominatrix,” and “stripper.”
Virginia Hale – March 9, 2018
“Some men have vaginas and some women have penises,” congregations have been told in a Church of Scotland resource urging greater sensitivity towards transgender people.
The 30-page booklet, a copy of which was delivered to every Scottish church on Tuesday, asks ministers to consider using gender-neutral language for God as part of a range of measures to make their congregation more inclusive for individuals who identify as transgender.
Testimony featured in Diverse Gender Identities and Pastoral Care includes the demand for a “21st century” update to the “patriarchal” Scriptures, and complaints that “Christian culture” makes life hard for “gender nonconforming” individuals.
Samuel Smith – March 15, 2018
Concerned parents in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. were barred during a recent committee hearing from questioning a motion to replace the terms “biological sex” and “biological gender” with the phrase “sex assigned at birth” in public school curriculum.
Tensions arose during Thursday’s meeting of the Fairfax County Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee where the motion affecting family life curriculum’s in eighth, ninth and 10th grades was overwhelmingly passed by the committee to be reviewed for final vote by the Fairfax County School Board at the end of the year.
Committee member Daniel Press brought up his concern by arguing that “the term biological gender is not an acceptable term.”
“The proper term should be sex assigned at birth, gender assigned at birth, not biological gender or biological sex,” Press asserted at the meeting. “We should always be using the term sex assigned at birth.”
Doug Mainwaring – February 28, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, (LifeSiteNews) — Lending credence to rumors which surfaced a couple years ago, principals involved in the making of Disney’s Frozen 2 are keeping alive the possibility of Elsa coming out of the closet as a lesbian.
In fact, everyone involved with the production seems to love the buzz that speculation about Elsa’s sexual orientation is creating regarding the planned sequel.
“I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film ― that it’s creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people,” said writer and co-director Jennifer Lee in an interview with the Huffington Post. “It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” Lee added in the HuffPo interview. “For me … Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”