WND – November 13, 2017
It was only days ago when WND reported Xochi Mochi made an appearance at the Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, hitting the pro-LGBTQ, transgender, drag-queen friendly, Satanist-approved political hot buttons all in one shot.
Mochi was there to read to young children, a fad that is spreading, with new reports that there now are drag queen story hours for children as young as two years old in the United Kingtom.
It was the Daily Mail that reported that drag queens were being brought into taxpayer-funded nursery schools in the U.K., “so that children as young as two can learn about transgender issues” and be taught “LGBT tolerance.”
Nursery managers reported in the Mail that children need to have the indoctrination so they can “see people who defy rigid gender restrictions.”
Jeffrey Walton – November 14, 2917
A once-large Nashville-area Evangelical congregation that made headlines after its pastor announced that the church would conduct same-sex marriages is selling its campus and relocating to rented space.
After his announcement of LGBT support in 2015, Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church in Franklin, Tennessee was profiled in Time magazine. But what was a much sought-after sign of Evangelical movement towards LGBT affirmation may have been wishful thinking on the part of cultural progressives pouring money into programs that aim to shift Evangelical pastors’ views on sexuality.
Time‘s Elizabeth Dias identified GracePointe as “one of the first evangelical megachurches in the country to openly stand for full equality and inclusion of the LGBTQ community.”
DW – November 14, 2017
Results of a two-month nationwide survey show a majority of the public supports lifting a ban on same-sex marriage. The result is set to intensify a divisive debate about how to enshrine marriage equality into law.
Australians voted “Yes” to a controversial national survey on whether to allow same-sex marriage, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced late on Tuesday.
The results, which showed 61.6 percent of voters are in favor of a change in the law versus 38.4 percent opposed, were released at 10.00 a.m. local time (23.00 UTC), and came after more than a decade of wrangling over whether to follow almost every developed country in overturning a ban on gay marriage.
Virginia Hale – November 12, 2017
A teacher has been suspended and could lose his job after allegations he referred to a pupil who was born female, but “self-identifies” as a boy, as a girl.
A complaint was made against Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian who teaches at a British state secondary school, after he said, “Well done girls” to the pupil and her friend in class, when he saw the pair working hard.
The math teacher apologized when “corrected” by the pupil, and thought no more about the incident until six weeks later, according to the Mail on Sunday, when he was called to the head’s office and told he was suspended from teaching while the Oxfordshire school investigates a “transgender complaint” made against him.
Mr Sutcliffe is to appear at a formal disciplinary hearing this week to face misconduct charges, after a week-long investigation found him guilty of “misgendering’ the teenager, “demonstrating discriminatory behaviors” and having “contravene[d] the school’s equality policy”.
Shawn A. Akers – November 8, 2017
The LGBTQ agenda is beginning to find its way into the highest levels of state government.
On Tuesday, Virginia voters elected Danica Roem to the Virginia House of Delegates. Roem becomes the first candidate to campaign and be elected to serve in a state legislative body, according to CNN.
Althea Garrison, elected in Massachusetts in 1992, was the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislative body, but did not campaign as openly transgender, according to Monica Roberts of the TransGriot blog.
Roem, a Democrat, unseated 26-year legislator Bob Marshall, who had been 13 times. Roem collected nearly 55 percent of the vote.
Roem’s election drew raves from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who tweeted, “And good riddance to Bob Marshall, one of the most anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ members of the VA House.”
Stoyan Zaimov – November 9, 2017
An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage.
The couple, who weren’t named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported.
“The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process,” an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government’s decision said.
“The casework supervisor said this stance was the ‘official position of the Alberta government.'”
Lianne Laurence – November 7, 2017
CALGARY, Alberta, November 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A legal group is speaking out after learning that a school facilitated an 11-year-old girl’s “gender transition” behind her family’s back, and only informed them when she had become suicidal.
The girl told her teachers at age 11 she wanted to be a boy but didn’t want her parents to know. She became suicidal after a year of living a double life as a boy at school and a girl at home.
Only when she told her guidance counsellor she was depressed and wanted to kill herself did the school inform her parents, says lawyer John Carpay, director of the Calgary-based Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).
The parents knew their daughter, who is moderately autistic, was struggling, but had no idea the school was facilitating her “transition” to a “boy,” Carpay said.
Toni Airaksinen – November 7, 2017
A professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) recently argued in favor of using art education to help “kids turn out queer.”
Adam Greteman, who teaches aspiring K-12 art teachers, published an article in the current edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Studies in Art Education titled “Helping Kids Turn Out Queer: Queer Theory in Art Education.”
“This article explores the possibilities of queer theory in art education, and I playfully, perhaps provocatively, ask how art education can help kids turn out queer,” he writes, adding that there is a “need” for art educators to “challenge fears around queer topics.”
In his efforts to fight against the “heteronormative realities” of most K-12 schools, Greteman argues that art teachers could impart a “queerer agenda” on students that might “actually help kids turn out queer” [emphasis in original].
Christian Concern – October 27, 2017
A Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has today lost his case in a judicial review of the university’s decision.
Felix Ngole was studying for an MA in Social Work at Sheffield university. In 2015 he made comments using his personal Facebook account on the story of the American registrar Kim Davis who was imprisoned after conscientiously refusing to register same-sex marriages. Felix expressed his Christian beliefs on the issue and argued that: “same sex marriage is a sin whether we like it or not. It is God’s words and man’s sentiments would not change His words”. He was asked where in the Bible it says that same-sex marriage is wrong, and he quoted various passages to demonstrate this.
Nearly two months later, Felix received an email from a university official informing him that his Facebook comments were being investigated. He was later interviewed by an investigatory team, and subsequently removed from his course by a panel chaired by Professor Marsh, an LGBT rights campaigner.
Grace Carr – October 16, 2017
A British school has changed its policies to allow biological boys to sleep in the girls’ dorms, wear skirts, and use gender neutral pronouns and girl names.
The new policies at Gordon’s School in Woking, England, lets both boys and girls use whichever bathrooms the individual feels comfortable using and dress however they see fit, according to the Times on Sunday. The school policy allows boys to wear jewelry, makeup, and sport long hair.
“Parents of pupils were surprised by how open-minded we have been. Most schools are having these issues,” said Rob Pavis, the deputy head of the school.
Students had left the institution to embrace their gender identities elsewhere because they didn’t feel comfortable doing so at the boarding school. Gordon’s School made the changes after receiving guidance from the Boarding Schools’ Association, encouraging the school to let a boy sleep in the girls’ dorm if he intends to change his gender.