GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Educators Fired for Opposing Transgender Orthodoxy

Oregon School Threatens Termination Against Teachers for Speaking Out Against Gender Confusion

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/educators-fired-for-opposing-transgender-orthodoxy-and-the-equality-act-n1464267;

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Two educators in Grants Pass, Ore., lost their jobs amid outrage that they had the temerity to oppose transgender orthodoxy on bathrooms and pronouns. The teachers supported a compromise position, but students demanded their removal–and the school board obliged. The educators have already filed a lawsuit claiming the school board violated their First Amendment rights.

Rachel Damiano, the former assistant principal at North Middle School, and Katie Medart, a former science teacher at the same school, both supported the “I Resolve” movement, seeking a biology-based compromise solution to radical transgender demands. They opposed the Orwellian “Equality Act” and supported a resolution upholding the binary of biological sex, urging an anatomical designation for shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms (with private accommodation for transgender students), and free speech protections for teachers and staff regarding transgender pronouns.

“We recognize that, excepting very rare scientifically-demonstrable medical conditions, there are two anatomical gender presentations, male and female,” the resolution states.  “Shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms, previously designated by ‘gender’ (e.g. ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ designations) could be re-designated as ‘anatomically male or ‘anatomically female spaces to only be used by persons matching the anatomical designation of the spaces as consistent with the purpose for which the spaces are built.”

“For any person who is not comfortable using their anatomically correct space, they may request access to a private restroom or locker room space, including designated staff spaces, to the extent that such spaces exist and are available,” the resolution allows.

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The resolution also defends free speech while attempting to grant students who identify as transgender the right to request specific pronouns and name use.

“A student may, with parent permission, request to be called by a derivative of their legal name but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to call the student by their preferred name,” the resolution states. “A student may, with parent permission, request to be referred to with preferred pronouns, but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to use the preferred pronouns.”

Grants Pass School District 7 placed both Damiano and Medart on leave after they shared the resolution on social media in April. The district released a statement insisting that the social media posts “were not approved or endorsed” by the district.

“Grants Pass School District 7 is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, including our LGBTQ students. In Grants Pass schools, we ALL belong, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or ability,” the district declared.

Damiano and Medart did not oppose a “welcoming and safe learning environment” for “LGBTQ students.” In fact, their compromise arguably better reflects both the diversity of student and staff views and the privacy concerns many students likely have. In a statement, the educators declared themselves to be in support of “ALL students,” in favor of “protecting each individual’s freedom of speech,” and supportive of “parental rights and involvement in their child’s educational and personal journey.”

Many transgender activists have dismissed or demonized bathroom and changing room privacy concerns, and many have undermined parental rights, encouraging schools to teach gender identity behind parents’ backs. Compromises like theirs represent an approach that takes many important variables into account, while activists often dismiss these and other concerns.

Yet Stephanie Eminowicz, an 8th-grade student and self-declared member of the LGBTQ community who has adopted she/her pronouns (suggesting that “Stephanie” may be a male who identifies as female), organized a student protest, demanding the school district fire the educators.

“I always thought that North was a place that allowed all genders and gender identities and sexualities and races and ethical backgrounds and religions,” Eminowicz said. “When I heard about it, it was just so shocking to me and I couldn’t believe that this was like the world that I was living in.”

So this LGBT activist can’t believe that people might disagree with transgender orthodoxy and present nuanced compromise positions? That says more about Eminowicz than it does about Damiano and Medart. The Equality Act, which Eminowicz appears to support, explicitly guts religious freedom protections, weakening the potential for the North to be “a place that allowed all… religions.”

In June, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit, alleging that the school district violated Damiano and Medart’s free speech rights.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that educators don’t check their freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate when they accept employment with public school districts – they have as much right to speak out against district policies they consider harmful as any other citizen. The school district erred egregiously here in punishing Rachel and Katie for daring to take the stand they did,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“Educators, like everybody else, have ideas and opinions they should be free to express,” PJI President Brad Dacus insisted. “This expression is protected by our First Amendment. Advocating for solutions they believe in should stimulate conversation, not subject dedicated educators to disciplinary action.”

Unfortunately, the school district decided to terminate both Damiano and Medart after a third-party investigator examined complaints that the educators had violated district policies by pretending to represent the school board while “politically campaigning.” Superintendent Kirk Kolb recommended termination for both employees, and the school board voted 4-3 to terminate each educator.

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Around 65 people showed up to protest, supporting Damiano and Medart. Staff turned some protesters away from the meetings because of fire marshal capacity. Protesters chanted in support of Damiano and Medart from the front of Grants Pass High School, where the school board met.

These firings represent a gross miscarriage of justice, and PJI is right to take up this case. Perhaps Damiano and Medart will find some resolution in the courts.

California to Transfer Men to Women’s Prisons; Prisons Stock Up on Condoms, Abortion Pills

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/california-to-transfer-men-to-womens-prisons-prisons-stock-up-on-condoms-abortion-pills/;

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Female inmates in the California prison system literally cry for help as they are becoming prey for “transgender women” (i.e., men who identify as women). Correctional facilities are reportedly preparing for an uptick in rapes and pregnancies following a policy change that allows males who identify as females to be transferred to women-only prisons.  

After the state began implementing a new law allowing male prisoners who identify as female to be transferred to women’s prisons, officials at the Central California Women’s Facility began providing “new resources” for women, including condoms and abortion pills, says Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), a left-wing feminist organization.

The organization states:

Women incarcerated in California’s largest women’s prison are describing the conditions as “a nightmare’s worst nightmare” after the introduction of new pregnancy resources in the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) medical clinics. The new resources are a tacit admission by officials that women should expect to be raped when housed in prison with men, where all sex is considered non-consensual by default within the system.

Following the passage of S.B. 132, a bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom into law last year and going into effect in January, 255 requests were filed from male prisoners seeking to transfer to the women’s prison. Many of those inmates are sex offenders, WoLF claims, citing the study from the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Deputy Press Secretary Terry Thornton explained that “a person’s gender identity is self-reported and CDCR will evaluate any request submitted by an incarcerated person for gender-based housing.” Thus far, around 20 requests have been processed and not one has been denied. 

WoLF says that one reason for the backlog in transferring men who have requested transfer is the prison is making the men take a course in how to deal with their “fears about living with women”; in April, CDCR implemented a new mandatory 16-hour class as a prerequisite for any inmates wishing to transfer.

But there are some serious doubts the course will have much effect since the prison facilities are increasing security measures in preparation for potentially hundreds of new dangerous and violent men living alongside female inmates. For instance, it is reported that CCWF is cutting down trees in the prison yard since they are now viewed as a security risk.

The CCWF medical clinics started to advertise a variety of options for “pregnant people” who might become pregnant while in prison. The methods available to female inmates to prevent pregnancies are condoms, and the emergency contraception Plan B. If a woman decides to keep a baby, she would be provided with prenatal vitamins, low bunk housing accommodations, the ability to apply for community-based programs, newborn care, etc.

The CDCR claimed the “possibility of pregnancy was considered in the development” of S.B. 132 and that it had procedures in place related to pregnancy, including the fact that sexual acts are already prohibited in prison and are subject to disciplinary action. Yet, the preparations for the worst are underway. Amber Jackson, who is incarcerated at CCWF, wrote at Santa Monica Observer that currently, three condoms per person are allowed in the women’s prison. While California men’s prisons have been following this practice, the female prisoners have never had any need for condoms — until now.

Jackson also revealed that multiple “trans women” who have already transferred to the prison did not undergo what is known as “gender-reassignment surgery,” i.e., they still have penises. Moreover, they were HIV positive and were abusing and having sex with many of the female inmates. This, according to Jackson, led to the prison’s new condom policy, which was implemented too late, and some of the abused women may already be infected.

In a subsequent article for the Observer dated July 22, Jackson wrote that the women at the prison are “now prey for men,” and that the situation is “so detrimental to women it’s hard to fully capture with words.”

“Call yourself a ‘woman’ all you want,” Jackson said. “But when you have man, with a penis, that works as it was designed to do, that’s a problem in a women’s prison group shower room. That’s a problem.”

One inmate woman made a plea for help during a recent CCWF event, WoLF reports.

“How do we feel safe in our community? When we reach out for help we get nothing,” the woman said. “There has been an assault on a woman and we still are silenced.”

“Does anyone care that we are being forced to house with 6’2, 250+ lbs men with penises that are here for brutally raping women?” she continued, “We have been warned by the officials in this prison, more are coming with worse charges. Where is the safety concern for us? If we say we are in fear, we are the ones locked up.”

Another female inmate told WoLF, “You might as well declare the prison is co-ed and ship us off to Pelican Bay [State Prison; considered of the most dangerous in the nation]!”

Middle school LGBT indoctrination causes a sister and brother to BOTH declare themselves to be “transgender.” Their parents are livid.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/MR-fights-back/index.html;

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Middle school LGBT indoctrination causes a sister and brother to BOTH declare themselves to be “transgender.” Their parents are livid. MassResistance helps community fight back!

School kept parents in the dark - until an honest teacher informed them.

Pressure brings VICTORY - a big resignation!

Part 8 of a series (See Parts 1-7 here.)

July 18, 2021
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Parents found out that teachers had re-named their daughter "Raymond" and had given her "awards" for her transgender behavior.

In our previous post we described the stomach-turning “transgender” indoctrination that children at Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Massachusetts were being put through. It was a coordinated effort by the librarian, guidance counselors, and teaching staff – and fully supported by the Principal, Superintendent, and even the Ludlow School Board. Sadly, it was successful with several of the children, particularly those who were especially vulnerable because of emotional problems or a troubled home life.

How bad was it? On Feb. 28, 2021, a 12-year old girl at Baird Middle School sent this email to several teachers and other staff members. (Read it carefully…)

Hello everyone,

If you are reading this you are either my teacher or guidance counselor. I have an announcement to make and I trust you guys with this information. I am genderqueer. Basically, it means I use any pronouns (other than it/its). This also means I have a name change. My new name will be Raymond, Please call me by that name. If you deadname me or use any pronouns I am not comfortable with I will politely tell you. I am telling you this because I feel like I can trust you. A list of pronouns you can use are: she/her he/him they/them fae/faer ae/aer ve/ver xe/xem ze/zir. I have added a link so you can look at how to say them. Please only use the ones I have listed and not the other ons. I do not like them.

Thank you for your time,
Raymond [Last name]

Here’s what the email looked like as the school staff received it:

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What 12-year-old girl writes like that? Or uses bizarre terms like “genderqueer,” “deadname,” or that absurd list of “pronouns” (especially to describe herself)? There can be no question that some LGBT-activist adult in the school was heavily coaching her. And they were all clearly keeping this from her parents.

But it was worse than that. Several weeks earlier her 13-year-old brother, also a student at Baird, decided that he was “really” a girl - the school had been calling him by a girl’s name. The school administration purposefully kept all this information from their parents.

It finally gets exposed!

In our earlier posts we described Bonnie, a principled Social Studies teacher at Baird who prioritizes the well-being of students over any adult agendas. Bonnie raised the alarm over the sexually graphic and explicit books being given to the children to read.

When Bonnie saw what was going on with the brother and sister, she was very upset that the parents weren’t being informed. So she called them to let them know, which they greatly appreciated. They were livid that the school officials were hiding this from them. Bonnie – who grew up in Ludlow and knows many people in the community – also got in touch with other Baird parents and let them know what was happening.

MassResistance gets involved!

Over the previous several months, a parents’ group had formed in Ludlow in reaction to the sexually explicit books. On several occasions, they had gone to School Board meetings to testify but were generally ignored by the Board members and harassed by local leftists. Following this “gender transition” news, the group gained strength. The parents of the two children (mentioned above) became active members. Now the group needed to take action.

Finally, in late March, several members of the group asked MassResistance to get involved, and we jumped right in. We held regular meetings with them. We encouraged them to fight even harder - and not be discouraged.

Among other things, MassResistance put together a strong, informative flyer for the parents to distribute all over town. The flyer described exactly what was going on and who was doing it. It gave the contact information for the School Board. We demanded that the perpetrators be fired!

MassResistance put together a strong flyer, and parents leafletted the town with it. The outrage spread quickly!

Even though the COVID rules allowed the schools to be “remote” and the School Board to hold only closed Zoom meetings instead of allowing the public to show up, the school officials were feeling the heat from the community. As people in town became aware of the horrors in their middle school, they became quite angry. We helped the parents’ group keep up the relentless pressure!

The parents meet with the Superintendent – and MassResistance attends!

The parents of the two “transgender” children kept asking for a meeting with the Principal but continued to be rebuffed. But they were persistent. Finally, in mid-April, the Superintendent agreed to meet with them – via Zoom.

The parents asked Brian Camenker, president of MassResistance, to join them at the meeting. That choice worked out well for them.

At the meeting, the Superintendent brought a school “compliance” expert. She brought up the Massachusetts Department of Education’s official policies on gender identity. She informed the parents, very matter-of-factly, that these describe very clearly how schools should deal with those issues. Everything the schools are doing, she explained, including keeping the information from parents if the student wishes, is in line with that document.

Then Camenker replied. He said he is very familiar with that document. He informed her that he was at the meeting back in 2013 when the State Board of Education formally approved it.

See these MassResistance reports (and video) from 2013:

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Camenker informed her that the “gender identity” policy document is simply a guide for schools. It is not state law or even a regulation. School districts have no legal obligation to follow any of it. And in fact, he said, it was extremely controversial when the State Board of Education approved it. Moreover, Camenker told the Superintendent, the whole concept of “gender identity” is medical quackery and a lunatic political ideology. The Superintendent said, “Well, that’s your opinion.” Camenker replied, “No, that’s fact.”

The meeting ended with the parents demanding that the schools stop calling their children by any names but their given names and that no one be allowed to discuss any “gender identity” subject with them whatsoever. The Superintendent was clearly agitated and did not respond one way or the other. That was a big step down from his arrogance at the beginning of the meeting, (when he declared he could do what he wanted since the law “allowed” it).

the arrogant attitude (that he could do what he wanted since the law “allowed” it) he had when the meeting began.

A victory - the librarian resigns!

With MassResistance’s help and guidance, the parents continued to leaflet the town and pound away at the school officials.

A few weeks later it was revealed that the weird, cross-dressing librarian who had instigated so much trouble had handed in her resignation. It was clear that the pressure from across town was having an effect on the school.

This was definitely a huge victory. But the graphic sexually explicit books and horrible transgender propaganda was an ongoing problem in the school – and still had to be stopped.

There was more controversy – and vicious battling – to come. We will report on that in our next installment.

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Teachers at Baird Middle School put together this "LGBT Pride" wall as a message to the students.

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LUDLOW, MASS. Middle school staff grooms kids to be “transgender”; changes their names, and hides it from parents

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Trans-agenda-targeting-kids/index.html;

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Preferred pronouns. Banning the term ‘boys and girls.’ And more.

Part 7 in our series. (See Parts 1-6 here.)

July 15, 2021
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Transgender indoctrination begins: Notice on classroom door from librarian and two other staff members instructs kids to have "respect and tolerance" for the LGBT agenda.

The insane idea of “transgenderism” – that a person was “born as the wrong body” and therefore must “change” it – is now being foisted on middle school students (ages 11-13). What is going on? How does this happen? What you are about to read is ghastly. But it is now frighteningly common across America.

As we described in previous sections, in late 2019 and early 2020 the Baird Middle School in Ludlow, MA, became a center of controversy when a teacher (and some parents) exposed the graphic sexual, homosexual, and transgender themed books in the library and classrooms. This was primarily the handiwork of the librarian (a weird cross-dressing woman) and her many allies on the staff. It was supported by the Principal, the Superintendent, and the School Board.

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The Baird Middle School librarian (at right).

Parents were very upset. But little did they know that this was just the beginning.

The gruesome “transgender lessons”

The COVID shutdowns kept the kids out of school for much of 2020. But late in the year the kids began coming back for a few days a week in shifts (which often changed). Teachers (and also guidance counselors) took advantage of that disruption to introduce radical “transgender” ideas to the kids.

Because of the changing COVID schedules, many of the kids began spending a lot of time in the library. According to several sources, the librarian often held “one-on-one” book talks with certain children. They were given special books to read and even suggestions of transgender-themed YouTube videos to watch. As one teacher pointed out, many of these are kids from troubled homes and were easy prey for such messages. The librarian also put up a prominent gay / transgender “safe space” sign outside the library door and (we were told) “unisex” signs on the boys’ and girls’ restrooms.

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Sign on the library door: "This is a safe and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies."

Teachers in the school, along with students, were instructed not to use the terms “boys” and “girls” because they were too gender-specific. A list of “alternatives” was posted with acceptable terms that could be used instead. (It was not universally supported; one teacher there resigned over this.)

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It went even farther. In their classrooms children were being told to decide their “preferred pronouns” (“him” or “her” – or something else!). One can imagine the psychological confusion that this bizarre concept brings to young minds. It is right out of lunatic “queer theory” and educators everywhere are buying into it.

Parents also discovered that some children were being persuaded by school staff, including guidance counselors, that they are truly “transgender.” For example, one girl said that because she likes doing some “boys” things like fishing, she was told that probably she really is a boy.

Assigning kids opposite-sex first names!

As children’s confusion grew, teachers were facilitating the trans indoctrination by calling them opposite-sex first names in class. For example, Jack would be called “Judy” and Sharon would be called “Steve” by the teacher - and also fellow students – and they began to accept it as reality. This happened with several children that we now know of. Because the school was doing this to them, the kids thought it was all right. But the school administration purposefully kept this information from the parents.

The Superintendent and Principal both approved of this vile tactic. In fact, they were prepared to officially change kids’ names on the school records “when the student is ready,” we were told – also without parents’ knowledge or input.

It’s hard for normal people to appreciate the depth of this toxic situation. Here is an example of an email that one of the Baird guidance counselors sent to the rest of the staff in early 2021, regarding a 11-year-old girl:

Subject: Michael [Last name] – Preferred name and pronouns

From: Marie-Claire Foley

Hi all,

Mary has a preferred name of Michael/Mike and preferred pronouns of he and his. He understands that there will be times that “Mary” and “she/her” slips out and he is fine with that.

Michael is still in the process of telling his parents and is requesting that school staff refer to him as Mary and use she/her pronouns with his parents and in written emails/letters home. When Michael has informed his parents of his preferred name and pronouns, we will change the name in the computer system if that is what he wishes to do at that time.

I explained to him that we understand this is a complicated process and we will be as supportive as possible – but may make mistakes from time to time.

Thanks,
Marie

Here's the email as it appeared in peoples' inboxes:

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More to come

It is hard for most of us to believe that people would do this to children - especially the teachers and guidance counselors in a middle school, with the full support of the Superintendent and Principal and even the School Board.

Unfortunately, most of us are very naive. It is now like this almost everywhere across the country (and beyond). What local schools are doing to vulnerable children is evil and criminal. But this isn’t the end of the story in Ludlow!

Next: The “transgenderism” gets exposed and the fight in Ludlow takes off - as MassResistance gets involved!

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Chick-fil-A Might as Well Actually Fund ‘Anti-LGBT’ Groups

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/15/hey-chick-fil-a-you-might-as-well-actually-fund-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-n1461979;

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LGBT activists are relentless in forcing their agenda on the American people. It’s not enough for companies to fly rainbow flags every Pride month — they have to use special pronouns, too. It’s not enough for businesses to serve LGBT people — they have to bake custom cakes celebrating same-sex weddings and gender transitions, too. It’s not enough for Christian companies to stop funding outspoken political groups — they have to stop funding Christian groups, too.

Take Chick-fil-A, for example. Back in 2012, LGBT activists targeted Chick-fil-A for a “kiss-in,” to protest the fast-food joint’s stance defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. At the time, outlets like Forbes reported that Chick-fil-A had given about $5 million to “anti-gay marriage groups since 2003.” Chick-fil-A’s crime? Supporting conservative nonprofits like the Family Research Council (FRC) and Exodus International, which offered therapy for people to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction (often demonized as “conversion therapy”).

The WinShape Foundation had given $1,000 to FRC, which the far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had branded an “anti-LGBT hate group” and placed on a map with the Ku Klux Klan. Liberal news outlets like HuffPost cited the SPLC’s accusation that FRC is a “hate group,” and many branded the fast-food chain “Chick-fil-hate.” The backlash mounted after CEO Dan Cathy defended marriage as between one man and one woman. LGBT activists called a boycott.

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A deranged man named Floyd Corkins targeted FRC for a terrorist attack. He stormed the headquarters with a nine-millimeter handgun and a bag of Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches. Thanks to the bravery of security guard Leo Johnson, Corkins failed to carry out his planned massacre, but he did seriously wound Johnson. He later told the FBI he targeted FRC because of the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation. He also revealed his plan to smear the chicken sandwiches into the faces of FRC staff after he had killed them.

Corkins pled guilty to terrorism charges and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The SPLC did not remove FRC from its “hate group” list after the attack. In fact, as I explain in my book Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the SPLC cleaned house at the top following a devastating scandal in which employees complained about racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and a cynical hate-for-pay fundraising “scam.” The SPLC had also used its “hate group” accusations to silence political opponents, like FRC.

Meanwhile, Christians across the country rallied to Chick-fil-A for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” led by former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.), driving sales through the roof. Even so, the company apologized for its comments and the WinShape Foundation stopped funding most of the “anti-gay” organizations, including FRC.

Then something instructive happened. Leftist activists did not stop attacking Chick-fil-A. Instead, they slammed the fast food joint for donations to apolitical Christian organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — because these groups hold their employees to Christian standards of sexual morality. In 2018, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to apologize after eating Chick-fil-A in June, the designated LGBT Pride Month.

While Chick-fil-A faced airport bans in 2019, the fast-food chain had risen to become the fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation. Known for good food, excellent service, and closing on Sundays to honor the Sabbath, it is both a natural fit for Christians and a great alternative to McDonald’s. Yet LGBT activists shut down the first Chick-fil-A in Britain.

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On Monday, a New York City assemblyman protested after Chick-fil-A had been approved to open a concession for the New York State Thruway. Notre Dame students and faculty wrote an open letter urging the university’s campus dining organization to exclude a Chick-fil-A location because the fast food chain has a “long history” of donations to “queerphobic groups.” The students cited the far-left LGBT activist group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which gave Chick-fil-A a “0” on its Corporate Equality Index.

The mention of HRC seems particularly noteworthy in this context. HRC is very similar to the Family Research Council, just on the opposite side of LGBT issues. While FRC promotes a Christian understanding of marriage and family, HRC aggressively pushes the LGBT agenda.

Yet companies bow and scrape to get in HRC’s good books, while they wouldn’t get caught dead giving a measly thousand bucks to the notorious “hate group” FRC. In fact, I routinely see fast food joints that proudly advertise the fact that part of the proceeds of every sale goes to the Human Rights Campaign as if HRC were not egregiously antagonistic to the religious views of millions of Americans. In fact, HRC aggressively pushes the Orwellian Equality Act, which explicitly guts the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

I fail to see why Chick-fil-A has to bow and scrape to the LGBT activists who are intent to find any excuse to destroy this excellent fast-food chain. Chick-fil-A stopped funding “anti-LGBT” political groups, but LGBT activists doubled down on their cancel culture attempts against it.

It is high time for Chick-fil-A to earn the negative reputation it unjustly has among LGBT activists. The Family Research Council is not a hate group, any more than the Human Rights Campaign is a hate group. Christians know it. LGBT activists know it. The Southern Poverty Law Center knows it.

Perhaps Chick-fil-A should announce that it will proudly give 5 percent of the proceeds of every chicken sandwich it sells to the Family Research Council. If the LGBT activists are going to mobilize to put this fine establishment out of business anyway, it might as well do the very thing that hundreds of other restaurants do on the opposite side of the aisle.

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I make this suggestion tongue-in-cheek, of course. I’d rather businesses kept out of politics altogether — a business’s duty is to reward its shareholders by providing excellent goods and services at marketable prices. Chick-fil-A makes delicious chicken sandwiches and provides them with wonderful service. That should be more than enough.

But so long as a horde of activists is going to keep trying to put Chick-fil-A out of business, the company might as well do something to actually help the cause of the family. Maybe WinShape should once again fund FRC and give it far more than a measly thousand bucks.

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FORMER Priest: Catholic Bishops Lost Moral Authority on Biden

Former Catholic Priest: Don't Expect the Bishops to Rebuke Biden. They've Lost Their Moral Authority

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/09/frmr-catholic-priest-dont-expect-the-bishops-to-rebuke-biden-theyve-lost-their-moral-authority-n1460642

EXCERPT: 

Ray Gardella, a former Catholic priest and author of the new book Jesus Versus Christianity, told PJ Media that it is extremely unlikely the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops will rebuke President Joe Biden or prevent him from taking Communion in its forthcoming statement on the Eucharist. Gardella said the Catholic Church — along with Christian churches in general — has lost its moral authority and often sacrifices the gospel of Jesus to follow the secular culture.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Releases ‘Pride’ Song to Announce: ‘We’ll Convert Your Children’

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/07/08/san-francisco-gay-mens-chorus-issues-pride-song-to-announce-well-convert-your-children-n1460373;

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It seems the people who want to convert your children to their lifestyle and way of thinking don’t even bother to hide it anymore. The so-called “anti-racists” who peddle racist, anti-Western ideology say it out loud. They even have pet thug blackshirts to scare people into it. Antifa holds a summer camp to teach protest tactics to children. Men who wish to normalize pedophilia now call themselves “minor-attracted persons” (they used to be NAMBLA ) and pretend to fight for children’s sexual freedom. Don’t scoff, it’s picking up traction.

In San Francisco, the Gay Men’s Chorus has produced a song with the message: “We’ll convert your children.” The song is supposed to be ironic and clever, but as Ronald Reagan once said, “don’t be afraid to see what you see.” And we see the message. Why hide it anymore, right?

The song, which was produced for LGBTQIA (yes, I had to look it up) Pride month, features a lead singer who affects a defiant look as he sings:

You think we’re sinful, you fight against our right, you say we all lead lives you can’t respect. But you’re just frightened, you think that we’ll corrupt your kids if our agenda goes unchecked. Fine, just this once, you’re correct.

We’ll convert your children, happens bit by bit, quietly and subtlety and you will barely notice it, you can keep them from disco, warn about San Francisco, make them wear pleated pants, we don’t care –

We’ll convert your children, we’ll make them tolerant and fair.

The online publication Not the Bee was the first to spot the song and noted not just the intended irony by the Gay Men’s Chorus, but the unintentionally ironic messaging:

Ah, yes. “Tolerant” and “fair.”

So tolerant, in fact, that anyone who disagrees with the ideology of the LGBT movement that they are doxxed, canceled, derided, and mocked. So fair, in fact, that they say God is unjust for judging those who abuse His design for sex and marriage while they condemn those who abuse their definitions.

I guess it must be fun to fancy yourself a god!

“We’ll convert your children – Yes we will! – reaching one and all, there’s really no escaping it, cause even grandma likes RuPaul. We’ll convert your children: someone’s gotta teach them not to hate!”

Ah, can you sense the love that emanates from these words? There’s no hatred or bitterness here at all!

“We’re coming for them, we’re coming for your children! We’re coming for them, we’re coming for them, WE’RE COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!!”

Keep it up, guys! You’re doing great.

There is nothing more unifying than telling people you are literally coming for their kids. Nothing!

“Your children will care about fairness and justice for others! Your children will work to convert all their sisters and brothers! Then soon we’re almost certain, your kids will start converting you! The gay agenda is coming home!”

People old enough to remember pointed out the change in messaging by gay activists over the years. One said, “2008: we just want to marry!  2021: we’re coming for your kids!” Another pointed out, “Then: it’s just two adults in the privacy of their own home. Now: … [it’s we’re coming for your children]. And finally, “slippery slope is an observable phenomenon.”

Related: Burger King to Evangelical Christians: We Don’t Want Your Business

The video was put on YouTube where it was ratio’d with 82 “likes” and more than a 1,000 thumbs down.

Tolerance and love are worthy aspirations. It’s too bad parents who want their kids to stay kids for a while longer and like to go to church don’t receive the same tolerance and love from the left.

Sending the message that “we’ll convert for your children” says it all.

Dutch, “Christian” City in Iowa Allows “Trans” Teen Girl to Go Topless in Public Pool

Dutch, “Christian” City in Iowa Allows “Trans” Teen Girl to Go Topless in Public Pool

Pella Aquatic Center

ABOVE: Windmill in Pella, Iowa (Photo: jerryhopman/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/dutch-christian-city-in-iowa-allows-trans-teen-girl-to-go-topless-in-public-pool/;

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Forget indecent-exposure laws. If one disturbed mid-teen girl “identifies” as a boy and wants to walk around topless in front of actual boys and men, she must be allowed to. That’s what happened, too, at a city aquatic center in a small Iowa municipality — and it has created an uproar.

Moreover, the precedent set, now a second “transgender”-oriented incident has been reported at the same facility.

The scene of the scene was city-owned Pella Aquatic Center (PAC) in the Dutch, Christian Reformed city of Pella, known as America’s Dutch treasure (population approximately 10,000).

As The Iowa Standard’s Jacob Hall wrote June 26, the teen girl was allowed to parade about “topless and use the men’s locker rooms with grown men and boys of all ages, exposing her breasts because she identified as a male.”

“The incident happened on June 16,” he continued. “According to two people at the aquatic center, the incident did indeed happen and the aquatic center policy allows it to happen.”

“‘When brought to the facility’s attention, they explained there was nothing they could do,’” Hall reports one concerned Pella resident as saying. “‘That state law protects this biological female, allowing her to walk around indecently exposing herself to all the families enjoying the facility. The facility is afraid if they act and require her to cover herself, they will face legal backlash. I find it appalling that this would actually be state law.’”

It may be appalling, but it’s hardly inexplicable. Pella Mayor Don DeWaard, responding to a citizen at a special meeting held by the Pella City Council, said “that the facility adheres to a 2007 state law outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and there is no specific City Code or policy in place as it relates to the swimming facility,” reported KNIA-KRLS June 30.

Two-thousand-seven was the year that Democrats, already owning Iowa’s governorship, seized the state’s legislature as well. This gave them complete control of the government, allowing them to enact anything they wished.

It’s yet another example of something I often mention, Duke’s First Rule of Politics. To wit: “Under representative government, people do not get what they want.”

“They get what they vote for.”

The point is that Iowans no doubt didn’t want the MUSS (Made-up Sexual Status or “transgender”) policy in question; they surely voted for Democrats in 2006 based on meat-and-potato issues — e.g., economic matters. But we must always read the “fine print” in politics because voting for a party is a package deal. You may — if you’re lucky (or unlucky) — get what’s advertised and on the label, but you’ll surely get what’s on the hard-to-read list of ingredients.

Of course, the Republicans now control Iowa and can rescind the MUSS-insanity law in question if they, for once, can show that the business of conservatives isn’t just to conserve leftists’ mistakes. (In other words, don’t hold your breath waiting.)

The Pella-pool-prurience problem isn’t going away, either. Note that I spoke to Hall today, and he confirmed reports that two other MUSS-oriented individuals showed up at the PAC on July 2. They appeared to just be trying to “make a point,” he said, which would place them in the category of MUSS activists; also, there is a question as to whether or not they indecently exposed themselves.  

Whatever the case, Hall also informed that the July 2 incident led to immediate employee resignations. This manpower shortage would explain, he stated, why the PAC announced July 3 that its outdoor pool would be closed that day — on a beautiful July 4 weekend.

What’s more, this isn’t Pella’s only MUSS problem. “There have also been several incidents where a biological female, with full biological genitalia, has tried urinating in the urinal, fully exposed, next to the boys in the boys’ bathrooms” at Pella High School, the aforementioned local resident told Hall. “Where does this stop? Am I going to have to worry if a man identifies as a gorilla and shows up at the store with nothing on, but because that’s what makes him feel normal, we’re supposed to accept that?”

The school district responded, claiming the urinal allegation is “not accurate.” Hall states, however, that multiple witnesses have said that girls are using the boys’ restroom at the High School.

For its part, the City of Pella doesn’t seem very sympathetic to residents concerned about propriety. It said in a statement that the “City has reviewed the [PAC] matter with legal counsel and no further action will be taken. The City considers this matter concluded.”

Of course, if the city fathers had greater principle and a bit more imagination, more might be left to the imagination at their pool. For example, here’s one possible workaround: Enact a local law stating that you must wear a top if you have mammary glands.

This should hardly be viewed as “discrimination” that violates state law. After all, the issue currently is that since men don’t have to wear tops and MUSS women identify as male, you’re engaging in illegal discrimination if you don’t treat them as you do “other” men. Delineation based on anatomy avoids this problem.

(This said, since Iowa law also bans “sex” discrimination, the mentality allowing the MUSS girl to go topless should dictate that all women could do likewise. Otherwise, a stricter dress standard is being applied to a “protected class,” females. This is a good reason to reconsider all anti-discrimination law.)

Yet if the Pella incident inspires enough controversy, what’s perhaps more likely is that all pool patrons, including men and boys, will be forced to cover their tops.

Regardless, stopgap measures won’t remedy root causes. In the comments on the PAC Facebook page, some respondents opposed to the PAC indecency nonetheless stress that they take no issue with people’s “identities.” But embracing this perspective is to lose the battle before it has even begun.

Remember that the “official” MUSS position is that if a woman identifies as a man (or vice versa), she is a man, is to be considered a man, and must be treated precisely as a man would — period. There is no compromise. This is what you’re enabling when you accept the MUSS premise.

The real solution is to understand that the MUSS agenda is unscientific (as I explained here), unhealthful for those it purports to help, and immoral. Compromise won’t help because insofar as normalizing the abnormal goes, you can’t accept just half a mental disorder.

Washington Post Promotes the Sexual Grooming of Children~Civilization dies in darkness.

Washington Post author supports inclusion of kinks in Pride marches, celebrates taking her minor children to Pride rallies attended by kinksters in gay bondages

Defending the inclusion of kinksters in Pride, author Lauren Rowello alleged that their self-expression in terms of overt displays of sexuality is mistaken as obscenity

BY MARK TAPSON

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/wapo-promotes-sexual-grooming-children-mark-tapson/;

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Mark Tapson is the Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Last week The Washington Post, one of the most prominent news outlets in the world, the newspaper whose self-important motto “Democracy dies in darkness” belies its own undemocratic propaganda, saw fit to promote an opinion piece calling for the increased exposure of small children to sexual deviance.

In the article titled, “Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it,” freelance writer Lauren Rowello declared her support for the presence of “kinksters” – practitioners of sexual fetishes – in parades during so-called “Pride Month,” the thirty days a year officially devoted to the compulsory celebration of LGBT narcissism. More specifically, she called for it in order to expose children as young as toddlers to “the scope and vitality of queer life.”

Rowello, a self-described “gender vague” person who is married to a transgender woman, described how the couple attended a Pride parade in Philadelphia five years ago. (The term gender vague, in case you’re overcome by curiosity, refers “to a specifically neurodivergent experience of trans/gender identity.” You’re welcome.) At one point during the parade, Rowello wrote, “our elementary-schooler pointed in the direction of oncoming floats, raising an eyebrow at a bare-chested man in dark sunglasses whose black suspenders clipped into a leather thong. The man paused to be spanked playfully by a partner with a flog. ‘What are they doing?’ my curious kid asked as our toddler cheered them on.”

Her toddler cheered them on. In a saner time, parents wouldn’t allow adults “playfully” engaged in sado-masochism within a hundred miles of their toddlers, but today a generation or two of fanatically woke parents intentionally expose their children to such a repellent display in order to inculcate, as young as possible, a sexual awareness that kids aren’t equipped to process.

“The pair was the first of a few dozen kinksters who danced down the street, laughing together as they twirled their whips and batons, some leading companions by leashes,” Rowello continued. What kind of mother thinks it is appropriate to expose her children to human beings degrading each other with leashes? “At the time, my children were too young to understand the nuance of the situation, but I told them the truth,” Rowello explained. “That these folks were members of our community celebrating who they are and what they like to do.”

Here’s something else she could have told her children: all human beings are children of God, deserving of dignity, and literally parading them around like animals for sexual kicks is morally reprehensible. Maybe that’s too much “nuance” for Rowello.

Rowello did acknowledge that even among the LGBT crowd, there is debate about whether “kinksters” belong in Pride parades at all, at least partly because of the presence of children. But she argued that “kink visibility is a reminder that any person can and should shamelessly explore what brings joy and excitement. We don’t talk to our children enough about pursuing sex to fulfill carnal needs that delight and captivate us in the moment.”

Read that last sentence again, and ask yourself what kind of parent is in a hurry to push his or her child to fulfill carnal needs. The answer is that there are only two kinds: pedophiles and neo-Marxist ideologues who are targeting impressionable minds and vulnerable souls, with the intention of weaponizing them against the “cis-normative” status quo.

“If we’re afraid to talk about kink with our children, we prioritize the status quo — sanitizing and censoring their access to information about appropriate and normal self-expression,” Rowello pleaded. Sorry, but “kink” is by definition abnormal self-expression, and it is absolutely not appropriate for children to witness. Sanitizing and censoring what children are exposed to until they are psychologically developed enough to absorb that information is called good parenting.

Rowello’s intentionally provocative article predictably sparked outrage on social media from people who have an actual moral compass and a justifiable revulsion toward the idea of parents grooming their own grade-schoolers into a pathetic subculture of fetishists. The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh, for example, tweeted to Rowello, “You should be in prison.”

Walsh also shared on social media a tweet from Rowello that included a recent picture of her 8-year-old son, whom Rowello referred to as “they,” wearing makeup. “My 8YO explored makeup for the first time tonight,” she tweeted in May. “They tried an eyeshadow tutorial to make clouds, some flowers (not shown), and lots (and lots and lots and lots) of eyeliner stamps. They shrugged, Maybe I’ll go on [the drag queen show Drag Race] when I’m older.”

No 8-year-old, or adult for that matter, should ever even know that such an infantile program as Drag Race exists, much less yearn to appear on it. But the bullying LGBT lobby has turned transgenderism and drag culture into the tip of the spear of its objective to smash the heteronormative “oppression” of the nuclear family. Drag queens are now everywhere children can be found: targeting them in library story time, indoctrinating them in children’s TV programming, and even steering them into becoming underage drag performers themselves.

Here is the undeniable truth that LGBT groomers like Rowello ignore in their ideological push to normalize perversion and to sexualize kids, even their own: children are quite simply not mature enough to process the mystery and power of adult sexuality – neither its spiritual transcendence nor its dark compulsions. You should no more expose children to a parade full of “kinksters” spanking each other than you should expose them to heterosexual pornography. Either one is guaranteed to warp their understanding of the purpose and proper sphere of human sexuality. This used to be commonsense; today, propaganda outlets like The Washington Post spread the message that what was once commonsense is now intolerant and bigoted.

Children are not emotionally or morally prepared to exert any mastery over their own bodies (for that matter, neither are many adults). They should not be taught that indulgence in “carnal needs that delight and captivate us” is either a personal or societal good. They should most definitely not be led to believe that their sexuality is the most authentic part of one's self. If your sexuality – hetero-, homo-, or otherwise – defines who you are, then you are a tragically shallow person.

That may not be a very “welcoming” or “inclusive” take on the subject, but if your favorite personal expression is dressing up like a demonic, clown parody of a woman and normalizing it for children, or allowing yourself to be led around on a leash in public by a man in a leather thong, then you need to do some serious soul-searching and get professional help. This is not something to be celebrated but psychoanalyzed and prayed over. That is the truth Rowello didn’t tell her children.

And speaking of “Pride”: if your proudest moment as a parent is when you successfully groom your child into the same sort of sexual dysfunction that you and your partner have turned into virtue-signaling badges of noncomformity, then you need to seek help immediately and re-prioritize your life to deconstruct the damage you have done to him or her (not “they”).

In response to Rowello’s WaPo article, I’m Right host Jesse Kelly tweeted, in part, “Nations do not remain stable, healthy nations with this behavior becoming acceptable.” He is exactly right. No culture that finds its authenticity in an idolatry of the flesh and the degradation of the human spirit can survive. A civilization that raises its children to revel in spiritual emptiness and sexual decadence is a doomed one.

If Americans do not summon the moral courage to turn back the tide of the neo-Marxist predation of our children – in schools, in library story time, in our TV shows, in our very streets – then we will have deserved our doom.

Ohio House Leftists Erupt in Fury, Pound Desks, to Stop GOPer From Discussing “Tranny” Sports Ban

Rep. Jena Powell introduces amendment to include transgender sports ban to name, image and likeness

Rep. Jena Powell, of Arcanum, introduced the amendment and was met with several members pounding on their desks:

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/ohio-house-leftists-erupt-in-fury-pound-desks-to-stop-goper-from-discussing-tranny-sports-ban/;

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Last week, Ohio’s House of Representatives passed legislation that would forbid schools in the state from permitting so-called transgender women from joining women’s sports for the obvious reason that “transgender women” are really men.

Ohio Senate Republicans weren’t happy about it, and won’t go along. GOP Governor Mike DeWine said he won’t sign any bill that bans “transgender” girls and women from joining women’s sports.

But more disturbing than GOP opposition to the bill and why it won’t likely pass is what happened when Jena Powell, who represents Ohio’s 80th district and sponsored the measure, rose to speak.

Her Democrat colleagues began an unhinged Antifa-like protest that was at best ugly and rude, and at worst an implicit threat of violence.

The Bill

House Bill 61, attached as an amendment to another sports-related bill, is simple enough. Boys are not girls, men are not women, and the former will not be permitted to compete against the latter.

The language is straightforward and unimpeachable: “No school, interscholastic conference, or organization that regulates interscholastic athletics shall permit individuals of the male sex to participate on athletic teams or in athletic competitions designated only for participants of the female sex.”

It also establishes the means to determine an athlete’s real sex:

If a participant’s sex is disputed, the participant shall establish the participant’s sex by presenting a signed physician’s statement indicating the participant’s sex based upon only the following:

(1) The participant’s internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(2) The participant’s normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant’s genetic makeup.

The bill prohibits state agencies from fielding complaints from “transgenders,” or investigating schools that prohibit the insanity. Even better, it also protects women:

Any participant who is deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers a direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this section shall have a private cause of action.…

Any participant who is subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school, school district, interscholastic conference, or organization that regulates interscholastic athletics as a result of reporting a violation of this section shall have a private cause of action.

The bill applies to colleges and also protects schools that refuse to permit the insanity.

Antifa Tactics Begin

“It is crucial to preserving women's rights and the integrity and women’s and girl’s sports,” Powell said:

Across our country female athletes are currently losing scholarships, opportunities, medals, education and training opportunities. This amendment will require schools … to designate separate teams for participants of the biological sex.

That’s when the maniacal, terroristic pounding began.

“Powell offered the change over the loud objections of Democratic lawmakers, who pounded on tables as Lakewood Rep. Michael Skindell yelled ‘unfair,’” the Columbus Dispatch reported:

“The trans children need us to stand up for them. And I cannot believe,” House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes started. “Actually, I can believe that we are here because the cruelty truly is the point.”

The bill is not “unfair,” and “trans children” don’t need Sykes or her colleagues to “stand up for them.” They need psychiatric help.

Skindell might also drop by the headshrinker’s office. He pounded his desk with Satanic fury:

That aside, GOP Representative Sara Carruthers appealed to parents, the newspaper reported: “If you have a daughter, you should believe in this.”

The GOP’s DeWine says government mustn’t involve itself in sports:

This issue is best addressed outside of government, through individual sports leagues and athletic associations, including the Ohio High School Athletic Association, who can tailor policies to meet the needs of their member athletes and member institutions.

How that prescription would work when a “transgender girl” and her parents sue a school for violating federal policy we are not given to know.

Powell is undeterred: “Biological Males Don’t Belong In Women’s Sports,” her Facebook page says.

SAN DIEGO: Navy Unit Forced to Take Part in Mandatory ‘Diversity Hike’ Waving LGBT Flags

American flag nowhere to be seen

Tucker: Military lowering standards in name of diversity

Retired Army Colonel Doug MacGregor reacts to fitness and intellectual standard changes in the military on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/navy-unit-forced-to-take-part-in-mandatory-diversity-hike-waving-lgbt-flags/;

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Active duty members of the Navy in San Diego were forced to take part in a mandatory ‘diversity hike’ during which they flew LGBT flags while American flags were nowhere to be seen.

“A woman whose husband is active duty Navy sent me this. His command held a “diversity hike” in honor of Pride Month. Attendance was mandatory. They hiked while waving a rainbow American flag,” tweeted Matt Walsh.

As Chris Menahan explains, the event was promoted by the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, which celebrated “Pride Month” with a “Pride Hike” at Sunset Cliff last week.

The servicemembers were made to carry a version of the LGBT flag which incorporates the stars and stripes, although no actual American flag was flown.

A photo from the hike shows one of the men turning away from the camera, perhaps in protest at being forced to be involved.

“It appears as though in April male sailors in the same unit had to hold up these humiliating signs telling one another not to commit rape,” writes Menahan.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently appeared before a House Armed Services Committee where he faced accusations that the U.S. military was going “woke”.

While attempting to deny the claim, Milley actually did everything to confirm it was true while also insisting he wanted to understand “white rage,” a concept invented by left-wing extremists as part of Critical Race Theory to denigrate white people.

As we highlighted last week, Nellis Air Force base responded to controversy about a drag queen show hosted by the base by saying the performance was “essential to the morale, cohesion, and readiness of the military.”

Attempts by the woke cult to subvert the military began under the Obama administration, during which in some instances cadets were made to take part in an event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which sought to raise awareness for sexual assault victims by having men wearing Army Combat Uniforms parade around in red high heels.

But no, of course, the military isn’t going woke; who would be stupid enough to even suggest that?

Meanwhile, China and Russia continue to laugh hysterically while training their soldiers to engage in elite combat.

Czech President Defends Hungarian Law on LGBTQ Promotion, Calls Transgenders “Disgusting”

Czech President Defends Hungarian Law on LGBTQ Promotion, Calls Transgenders “Disgusting”

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/czech-president-defends-hungarian-law-on-lgbtq-promotion-calls-transgenders-disgusting/;

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Czech President Miloš Zeman denounced the transgender community as “intrinsically disgusting,” commenting on a Hungarian law that bans LGBTQ material from schools and television for children.

The outspoken Czech leader wasn’t shy about sharing his views on gender-identity issues during an interview with CNN Prima NEWS on Sunday. 

“I can understand gays, lesbians, and so on. But do you know who I don’t understand at all? The transgender,” Zeman said.If someone undergoes a sex-change operation, he commits a crime of self-harm. Every operation is a risk. And these transgender people are really intrinsically disgusting to me.”

Zeman’s remarks were made in connection with a recently passed Hungarian law that prohibits any “display and promotion” of sexual content — including gender identity issues, gender reassignment, and homosexuality — to children under 18 years old. The law was included in a larger bill intended to crack down on pedophilia by creating a register of child-sex offenders, implementing stricter punishments for child pornography, and barring pedophile offenders from jobs where they would encounter children. 

The law has already been aggressively condemned by 17 countries of the European Union, with some ironically calling to exclude Hungary from the ultra-liberal and tolerant European Union. “For me, Hungary has no place in the EU anymore,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. Radio Free Europe reports that Sweden’s EU affairs minister called the Hungarian law “grotesque,” while his Dutch colleague called on Budapest to undo it and Ireland said the bloc should sue Hungary through the top EU court. Benelux countries authored a joint declaration calling the law a violation of the right to freedom of expression and a “flagrant form of discrimination based on sexual orientation.” The EU Commission has triggered legal proceedings against the Hungarian legislation, and EU Parliament President David Sassoli threatened to halt Hungary’s COVID-19 relief payments over the pro-children law.

President Zeman said these actions amounted to meddling in Hungary’s internal affairs, which he believes is unacceptable.

According to Zeman, “[Hungarian Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán is not against homosexuals, but against the manipulation not only of parents but also of children in sex education…. I see no reason to disagree with him, because I am completely annoyed by the suffragettes, the MeToo movement and Prague Pride.”

Czech president went on to express his belief that sexual orientation is everyone’s personal business and should not be put on display. “If someone is a member of one or another sexual minority, it is their private business. When he demonstrates that he has this orientation, he raises himself above the others,” Zeman added. “If I were a little younger, I would organize a huge demonstration of heterosexuals in Prague,” Zeman added, semi-jokingly. “And there will be millions of us. And I would take buses and trains to Prague for all the heterosexuals so that everyone can see how meaningless it [LGBTQ Pride] is.”

However, the president further stated that he has nothing against teaching sex education, including LGBT groups, but only to older students in high school. “We’re talking about elementary school kids here. The children can’t even really understand that,” Zeman added.

Zeman’s remarks correspond with arguments made by a spokesperson for the Hungarian government, Dr. Zoltan Kovac, that “There are contents which children under a certain age can misunderstand and which may have a detrimental effect on their development at the given age, or which children simply cannot process, and which could therefore confuse their developing moral values or their image of themselves or the world.”

Zeman’s social conservatism is well-known, but the interview has nonetheless prompted fierce outrage among Czech LGBTQ organizations, per the Independent.

“We are extremely saddened to hear such comments coming from the president,” Daniel Zikmund, from the Prague Pride Association, said. “His statements will be very damaging to the mental health of LGBT+ people.”

It is feared the president’s “endorsement” of anti-LGBT sentiments will grant greater legitimacy to such attitudes in the country of 10.7 million people.

“Although the majority of the Czech population supports equal rights for LGBT+ people, transgender people remain the group most discriminated against. And only a few weeks ago, a gay couple was openly attacked in Prague. This is worrying to see,” complained Zikmund.

The Czech leader, who has limited executive powers, but is believed to have a strong influence on public debate, routinely makes headlines with his political commentary. In 2016, he came under fire for saying it was “practically impossible” to integrate Muslim migrants into Europe. 

Two years later, he was confronted by a topless FEMEN activist at a polling station in Prague. He later said he “felt honored” to have been targeted by the chest-baring “sextremists,” because they had also attacked the Catholic Church at the Vatican.

PAUL R. BAIRD MIDDLE SCHOOL, LUDLOW, MASS.: a brutal fight with school officials over aggressive LGBT agenda

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In a Massachusetts town: How parents are fighting – and winning – a brutal fight with school officials over aggressive LGBT middle school agenda.

Graphic library books. Staff persuading kids they are “transgender” while keeping parents in the dark. And more. Most people have no idea how radical this agenda is – or of the contempt that school officials have for parents who disagree.  But with MassResistance’s help, these parents are succeeding.

(Part I of a multi-part series over the next several days.)

The Baird Middle School in Ludlow, MA, has become an unsafe place for parents to send their children.

It’s happening in more places than people realize.

Ludlow is a town of about 21,000 in central Massachusetts. The people are relatively conservative. It’s a tight community. Many of the families also speak Portuguese or Polish and have lived there for generations. People have always been happy to send their children to the local public schools.

But in late 2019, parents at the Baird Middle School (where the kids are ages 11-13) were shocked at the militant LGBT agenda they started seeing. The more they found out, the worse they realized it was.

Here we give a brief overview of what happened. In the upcoming installments, we will include the shocking and outrageous details. It is important to realize just how depraved many school personnel are and how horrible their agenda is. And it’s frightening how viciously the school officials – from the School Board and Superintendent on down – behave toward parents who challenge this. But it’s also important to know that they can be beaten.

The pornographic books

The school had hired a “transgender” school librarian (a weird woman who dressed as a man). Very graphic, explicit homosexual and transgender-themed books appeared on the library shelves, and several were prominently displayed. Many of the books encouraged kids to experiment with LGBT behaviors, as well as other sexual activities. A teacher observed that a boy began fondling himself after reading one of the books during class.

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The school librarian, Jordan Funke (Center) poses with Ludlow Superintendent Todd Gazda (left) along with other staff and a consultant. (Both have now resigned!)

Subverting and attacking parents

A group of parents began coming to School Board meetings to complain about the books. But they were treated harshly and disrespectfully. They were told they were interfering with “diversity.” They were handed a list of bureaucratic steps to follow if they wanted the officials to consider removing the books. But the Superintendent insisted that the books were completely appropriate.

At one point, the School Board moved their meeting to a gymnasium so that a crowd of local left-wing teachers and LGBT activists could come and intimidate the parents with vicious name-calling.

The Massachusetts chapter of American Library Association (ALA) even got involved, apparently at the instigation of the school librarian. They told the School Board that the books are “entirely appropriate” for fifth-graders, and warned the Board that removing the books would constitute an abridgement of the “intellectual freedom” of the children.

The teacher who stood up for parents

One of the teachers, a Christian, was a true hero. This woman revealed several of the books to the parents and helped them understand what the children were exposed to in the library. For doing that, other staff members harassed and tried to intimidate her. They even tried to press harassment charges against her. But she stood tall and would not cave in.

The teacher also revealed that there had been bizarre sexual posters put up just outside the school library, but they had been removed when it was feared that parents walking through the school might see them.

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These are a few of the posters that were put up just outside of the Baird Middle School Library - apparently by the librarian - but were soon taken down.
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The hardcore “transgender” agenda

When COVID hit, parents found out that on days when students were allowed to go into the school, there were occasional strange pro-LGBT one-and-one sessions between school staff members and some of the more vulnerable kids. The kids were given pornography and links to “transgender” YouTube videos.

Teachers and counselors secretly began pushing the concept of “preferred pronouns” to the children (i.e., using “him” for a girl or “her” for a boy – or some other invented pronoun). From there, if a student “felt” like the opposite sex, the staff would persuade the child to use an opposite-sex name while in school. Other students and staff were also told to address the child by that name. All of this was purposely kept hidden from the child’s parents as well as other parents.

But thanks to that Christian teacher, parents were starting to find out. And they were outraged. That’s when they asked MassResistance to step in and help them. We began organizing them for action. Among other things, they began exposing this to other people in town and demanding that the perpetrators be fired.

When that teacher informed one of the fathers that both of his middle school children were now using opposite-sex names and receiving “transgender’ counseling in the school, he was livid. He confronted the school officials. At first, they refused to meet with him and the mother, but finally, they relented. (MassResistance accompanied him to a meeting with the Superintendent, who basically stonewalled and tried to defend the staff’s actions.)

A major victory

But we helped the parents keep up the pressure. The outrage against the school intensified. (And the parent now has lawyers getting involved.)

In early May 2021, the librarian announced she was resigning. A few weeks later, the Superintendent announced he was resigning. This is a huge victory! And there are rumors that the school principal is looking for another job.

In retaliation: The teacher is fired, and more

But the remaining school officials are angrier than ever. Before leaving, the Superintendent had the Christian teacher formally fired, which has incensed the parents even more. (She now has a lawyer!) And the School Board has started a vile salvo of invective against the parents, demeaning and degrading them (and MassResistance) before the community. What’s more, a small group of local leftist zealots is supporting the School Board by attacking the parents on social media.

More happening

The battle in Ludlow is continuing to boil. The parents will continue to pursue their goal to get the LGBT agenda out of the school – and the other ringleaders on the staff removed. The next few months are probably going to be ugly.

Next: The middle school library books

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Principal: Baird Middle School Principal Image
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Grade Level: 6-8
School Type: Middle
Address:
One Rooney Road
Ludlow, MA  01056
Phone: 413.583.5685
Fax: 413.583.5636

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PART 2: THE PERVERSE LIBRARY BOOKS-

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/The-library-books/index.html

PART 3:

How school officials thwart internal whistleblowers - to protect explicit sexual and LGBT books in middle school libraries.

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Officials-subvert-whistleblowers/index.html

PART 4:

How schools keep parents (and teachers) from getting sexual and LGBT books removed from middle schools

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Officials-stop-challenges-to-books/index.html

PART 6:

American Library Association pressures middle school officials to keep graphic sexual book in their library and classrooms

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/ALA-fights-vs-parents/index.html

PART 7: 

School staff grooms children to be 'trans'

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Trans-agenda-targeting-kids/index.html

PART 8: 

Middle school LGBT indoctrination causes a sister and brother to BOTH declare themselves to be “transgender.” Their parents are livid.

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/MR-fights-back/index.html

 

 

Education Secretary Refuses to Answer How Many Genders Exist During Exchange with Congresswoman

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg grills Education Secretary Miguel Cardona:

Rumble — GOP Rep. Tim Walberg grills Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on admin's endorsement of 1619 Project

Education Secretary Cardona grilled by House GOP on administration policies

Rumble — Joe Biden's Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee on his department's priorities for the next year. One America's Christina Howitson has more.

President-elect Biden Introduces his Nominee for Secretary of Education:

Orban Stands Firm, Defends Hungary’s Ban on Pro-Trans Propaganda Aimed at Minors

Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán Stands Firm, Defends Country’s Ban on Pro-trans Propaganda Aimed at Minors

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/hungarian-prime-minister-orban-stands-firm-defends-countrys-ban-on-pro-trans-propaganda-aimed-at-minors/;

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Faced with pressure from pro-LGBT entities around the world over his new anti-pedophile laws that ban the promotion of homosexualiy and transgenderism to minors, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has nevertheless stood by the legislation, defending it as a mechanism to protect parental rights related to their children’s education.

Among those criticizing the Hungarian legislation is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which is funded by the U.S. government. 

In defending the recent anti-pedophile laws, Orbán maintains that “education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent” and that “parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available.”

He pointed out that the laws do not interfere with the private practices of consenting adults but are only aimed at protecting children, affirming that “in Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives” and that “a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes.”

The new laws do not apply “to the lives and sexual practices of adults over 18, nor to what they are exposed to as an adult in the public realm,” Orbán emphasized.

The Hungarian prime minister also took aim at the mainstream media and the political left, asserting that “European mainstream media exclude, neglect and ban thoughts which are not compatible with the worldview they relay day in day out.”

“Let’s face it, this movement is eternal, and its new slogan is no longer ‘Proletarians of the world, unite!’ but ‘Liberals of the world, unite!’ This, of course, reinforces the Central European conviction that today’s liberals are in fact communists with degrees,” Orbán added.

In further defense of the new laws, Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács emphasized that the restrictions on LGBT content aimed at children are not the main focus of the legislation. Rather, the laws are meant to create a tougher stance against pedophiles by, among other measures, making the penal code “stricter in the case of sexual offenders, with penalties increasing and no statute of limitation for the most serious crimes.”

One aspect of the legislation is the creation of a searchable photographic register of child predators, along with language banning them from many jobs where they might come into contact with children.

It also establishes that children cannot be shown any content encouraging gender change or homosexuality. This ban extends to advertising.

David Vig, director of Amnesty International in Hungary, fired back at the legislation, claiming that it “appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Hungarian government to conflate pedophilia with LGBTI people.”

Critics have compared the Hungarian laws to the 2013 Russian legislation “for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values,” often referred to as the “gay propaganda law.”

The Russian law targets “propaganda on nontraditional sexual relations.”

These moves in Europe come as parents in American schools become increasingly concerned about sexual content and pro-LGBT messaging in the nation’s classrooms.

In a recent example, a presenter at a Manhattan prep school gave juniors a lesson on “porn literacy.” The New York Post reported that in addition to showing pictures of partially-nude women (some in bondage), “one slide cited various porn genres such as ‘incest-themed,’ consensual or ‘vanilla,’ ‘barely legal,’ and ‘kink and BDSM’ (which included ‘waterboard electro’ torture porn as an example).”

Then there’s the Black Lives Matter at school program being implemented on campuses across America for children as young as kindergarten age. The program teaches students to be transgender and “queer-affirming.”

While U.S. state and local governments have not directly tackled LGBT propaganda as Hungary has, a number have taken action on related issues, such as banning boys from participating in girls’ sports. 

In April, Arkansas became the first state to outlaw transgender sex change therapy for minors, with the state’s legislature overriding Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto to do so. Tennessee followed a month later.

Biden DOJ Opposing West Virginia Law That Prohibits Biological Boys From Playing on Girls’ Teams

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2021/06/22/biden-doj-opposing-west-virginia-law-that-prohibits-biological-boys-from-playing-on-girls-teams/;

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(Christian Headlines) — Last week, the Biden Department of Justice filed a brief in federal court opposing a West Virginia law that prohibits biological boys from playing on girls’ teams, saying it violates federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

The law, H.B. 3293, prohibits high school and college sports teams that are “designated for female[s]” from being open to the male sex. The bill says that “classification of teams according to biological sex is necessary to promote equal athletic opportunities for the female sex.”

But in a Statement of Interest brief filed in federal court, the Department of Justice opposed the law. The DOJ sided with an 11-year-old biological male who identifies as female and who wants to compete on middle school girls’ cross-country and track teams. The 11-year-old athlete “is a girl, not a boy,” the DOJ brief says.

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Nickelodeon Features Drag Queen Teaching Children Race-Baiting LGBTQ politics

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/nickelodeon-features-drag-queen-teaching-children-race-baiting-lgbtq-politics-video/;

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Rumble:  Nickelodeon has gone full woke in their latest video aimed at young children featuring a drag queen teaching kids about race-baiting LGBTQ politics.

"Baby blue, pink and white represent transgender people because every letter in LGBTQ plus is equal. And Black and Brown represent the queer and trans people of color."

Children are far from immune to the leftist obsession with melanin, genitalia, and sexual orientation.

Nickelodeon has gone full woke in their latest video aimed at young children featuring a drag queen teaching kids about race-baiting LGBTQ politics. In April, Nickelodeon featured a video teaching young children about “environmental racism” as a part of “systemic racism”.

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Nickelodeon is quite content to use a hard left activist and Drag queen Nina West, who is not shy on social media about bashing President Trump or Republicans in general.

 

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Screenshot from Nina West’s Twitter Profile

 

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Breitbart reports:

“The ‘pride month’ video is not Nickelodeon’s only promotion of transgenderism to children. The previous week, Blue’s Clues & You put out a singalong video, also featuring Nina West, where cartoon animals of eclectic “queer” demographics participate in a pride parade.

The children’s network has also cast its first-ever openly transgender teenage actor in a live-action show, Sasha A. Cohen, who will be featured in Nickelodeon’s the series Danger Force.”

Children are far from immune to the leftist obsession with melanin, genitalia, and sexual orientation. Do not think your children will find solace elsewhere. As reported at Fox, the Cartoon Network is also indoctrinating kids:

“Cartoon Network is celebrating LGBTQIA+ kids and families who radiate joy, inclusivity and authentic self-expression,” a narrator says. At one point, a child who goes by the name of “Jax” explains that they use “he/they pronouns.”

From a Cartoon Network Instagram Post:

The Cartoon Network thanked “amazing partners” Collage and San Diego Pride, who work with young LGBTQI+ children. Here are two tweets from each of the organizations who serve as “partners” to the Cartoon Network:

Singing about the colors in the Pride flag, Nina West serenades young children in part:

“Baby blue, pink and white represent transgender people because every letter in LGBTQ plus is equal. And Black and Brown represent the queer and trans people of color.”

 

 

Federal Reserve Tells Employees Not to Use Terms Like ‘Founding Fathers’

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/12/federal-reserve-tells-employees-not-to-use-biased-terms-like-founding-fathers-n1454131;

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Employees of the Federal Reserve received some guidance from the Board of Governors back in April on how to communicate properly both in-house and with the public. As you might expect, it was an adventure in wokeness.

“Try to avoid words and phrases that may be considered offensive, pejorative, or prejudiced (whether consciously or unconsciously), as these can distract your audience from the ideas/information you’re trying to convey,” the guidance explained.

For most rational, sane human beings, it’s “distracting” to have this painfully conscious attempt to rid the language of  perceived “bias.” In fact, it’s downright jarring when you’re forced to try and understand why someone wouldn’t want to communicate as clearly as possible.

Fox News:

The guidance contains a list of “biased terms” to avoid, including “blacklist,” “grandfathered,” and “Founding Fathers.” Employees are instructed to use terms like “denied,” “legacy,” and “Founders” instead.

The Fed also said the terms “whitelisted, “manpower,” “manmade,” and “singular generic pronouns” – such as “he,” she,” “his,” and “hers” – should be replaced with more “bias-free” alternatives like “allowed,” “artificial,” and pronouns such as “they,” “their” and “theirs.”

This is not an attempt to eliminate “bias.” The bias will be there no matter what words are used. It’s silly to imagine otherwise. This is no less than an attempt to eliminate gender distinctions and mutilate the language to make it incomprehensible.

Only then can we be properly instructed in what something really means.

Related: Here’s How We Counter the Woke Revolution

What makes this effort so ridiculous is that advocates of bias-free language are dealing with hundreds of years of usage. It’s become part of the way we communicate. No one can change that by simply issuing “guidance,” or writing a memo or a book, and ordering the change.

King Canute would have had better luck ordering the tide not to come in.

Such speech codes are more frequently found on college campuses, where they have caused controversy, though they have become more common at government entities.

San Diego officials in 2016 had to walk back similar guidance, which instructed city employees not to use the term “Founding Fathers,” before it was scrapped.

We refer to the “Founding Fathers” because it is universally accepted that the group of colonists who gathered in Philadelphia in 1776 and created the United States out of an idea were all male. That’s not to say there weren’t females influencing the proceedings. Abigail Adams would rightly take offense at that. But at the time of America’s founding, women were condemned to a subservient public role.

The fact that it was terribly unfair doesn’t change the history of the time, no matter how woke modern sensibilities might be.

Oftentimes, advocates for eliminating bias from language simply want change for the sake of change. They are the enemies of tradition. All change is not good, just like all traditions are not good. Most people can discern where the truth lies and should be free to continue using language that is universally accepted in order to effectively communicate ideas.

Otherwise, we’re going to become the Tower of Babel on steroids.

Burger King Proudly Donates to LGBTQ Group as It Does Business in Nation That Kills Homosexuals

Burger King Proudly Donates to LGBTQ Group — as It Does Business in Nation That Kills Homosexuals

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/burger-king-proudly-donates-to-lgbtq-group-as-it-does-business-in-nation-that-kills-homosexuals/;

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“Have it your way,” Burger King’s slogan goes. So if your country’s pseudo-elites pander to sexual devolutionaries, the restaurant chain is all in and will boast of donating to an “LGBTQ” group.

But if your nation kills homosexuals, well, hey, have it your way. Far be it from Burger King (BK) to complain.

Meanwhile, the chain is also fine with mocking Christians.

All these realities could come to mind when considering BK’s latest politically correct, value-signaling marketing campaign. As Breitbart reports, “Burger King recently took a shot at Chick-fil-A amid Pride month, saying it will donate money from its chicken sandwich to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the world’s biggest LGBTQ civil rights group.”

“In a social media post Thursday, the company said 40 cents from every ‘Ch’King’ sandwich sold in June will be donated to the HRC, KXAN reported,” the site continues (tweet below).

Breitbart points out that BK’s reference to Sundays is an apparent shot at Chick-fil-A, all of whose restaurants are closed on the Lord’s Day.

Yet as commentator Monica Showalter mentions, this amounts to the belittlement of Chick-fil-A’s customers. Consider: How would it go over if, when doing business in Israel and alluding to a competitor closed on the Jewish Sabbath, you snidely remarked that you were open on Saturday?

Or imagine you’re seeking customers in a Muslim country and, while trying to one-up a competitor closed on the Islamic day of prayer, you cheekily mention that you’re open on Fridays?

As Showalter puts it, “Isn’t it Marketing 101 to know that while insulting a competitor may be acceptable, insulting a competitor’s customers might just cut into your profits?”

(Here’s a pro tip for the indoctrinated college grads entering the corporate world: Read Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People.)

In reality, while Chick-fil-A’s recent years’ move left disturbs many, millions of Christians respect the chain’s Lord’s Day observance.

But BK’s management is as phony as it is dull. You see, the oh-so-woke chain — which no doubt is deeply and painfully offended by traditional sexual mores — does business in Saudi Arabia, which may execute homosexuals.

BK has approximately 400 restaurants in Saudi Arabia, in fact. Apparently, the oil money is good. The chain is slated to set up shop in Nigeria, too, some of whose northern provinces administer the death penalty for homosexual behavior.

BK also has restaurants in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. To the best of my knowledge, these Muslim nations have no official death penalty for homosexuality. But something tells me they don’t recognize “Pride” month and that you probably wouldn’t want to parade around their streets looking like a nightclub performer in La Cage aux Folles.

Oh, there’s also no indication that BK’s “Pride” month campaign is operative in any of the above countries. I contacted the chain asking about the endeavor’s reach, but they haven’t responded as of this writing. Perhaps they knew where the question was going.

Yet if Islamic sensibilities aren’t your thing, you can have it your way, too. Note that BK has at least 12,000 restaurants in China, which reportedly has one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps.

None of this should surprise you. Corporations are like water, taking the shape of the vessel in which they find themselves — even if it’s shaped like Beelzebub himself. Legion now are the stories of the business and individuals who’ve value-signaled over a bathroom bill in North Carolina or some other such thing while simultaneously making millions off lands whose un-woke laws represent everything these wokesters claim to despise.

But, hey, as ex-dribbler Charles Barkley said in 2019 when defending the NBA’s making of millions in China (while sanctimoniously touting BLM “ideals”), “It’s a business decision.” Uh, yes, Chuck — so was slavery.

Of course, though, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” as Upton Sinclair wrote. And it’s even less likely to happen when people spend their time kneeling during the Anthem instead of before God.

FEDERAL JUDGE FORCES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TO VIOLATE RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Rumble — Real America - Dan W/ Campus Reform Reporter & University of Florida Student, Ophelie Jacobson (June 4, 2021)

TRANSGENDERISM FORCED ON CHRISTIAN COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS DUE TO BIDEN'S EXECUTIVE ORDER

District Must Reinstate Teacher Who Opposed Transgenderism

Rumble — Real America - Dan W/ Virginia Elementary School Teacher, Tanner Cross & Attorney representing Tanner, Tyson Langhofer (June 8, 2021)

Judge Orders School District to Reinstate PE Teacher Who Opposed Transgender Policy

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/08/breaking-judge-orders-school-district-to-reinstate-pe-teacher-who-opposed-transgender-policy-n1452994;

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On Tuesday, a judge ordered the Loudoun County, Va., school district to reinstate a physical education teacher who dared to speak out against a policy that would require teachers to endorse transgender identity by using female pronouns to refer to male students and vice versa. Roughly 24 hours later, the district suspended the teacher and barred him from setting foot on school property. The judge ruled that this suspension likely violated the teacher’s First Amendment right to free speech.

“The Court finds that the Plaintiff’s speech and religious content are central to the determination made by the Defendants to suspend Plaintiff’s employment. The Court further finds that the weight of the evidence and the totality of the circumstances, clearly show that the four prongs for issuance of a temporary injunction have been satisfied,” Judge James E. Plowman, Jr. of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, wrote in his order.

Plowman granted Byron [Tanner] Cross, the PE teacher, the temporary injunction he sought. Under the terms of the injunction, the school district “shall immediately reinstate [Cross] to his position as it was prior to the issuance of his suspension and remove the ban that was placed upon him from all buildings and grounds of Loudoun County Public Schools.” The injunction will remain until December 31, 2021.

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“Nobody should be punished for expressing concern about a proposed government policy, especially when the government invites comment on that policy. For that reason, we are pleased at the court’s decision to halt Loudoun County Public Schools’ retaliation against Tanner Cross while his lawsuit continues,” Michael Farris, president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the law firm representing the teacher, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Educators are just like everybody else—they have ideas and opinions that they should be free to express. Advocating for solutions they believe in should not cost them their jobs,” Farris added. “School officials singled out his speech, offered in his private capacity at a public meeting, as ‘disruptive’ and then suspended him for speaking his mind. That’s neither legal nor constitutional.”

“Dozens of other teachers have shared their beliefs on various policies without retaliation; Tanner deserves to be treated with the same respect,” the ADF president concluded.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) suspended Cross less than 48 hours after he dared to speak out against LCPS Policy 8040 and the proposed changes to LCPS Policy 8350, which would require teachers to refer to students by preferred gender pronouns, rather than the pronouns that correspond to a student’s biological sex as male or female.

“My name is Tanner Cross, and I am speaking out of love for those who suffer with gender dysphoria,” Cross, the PE teacher at Leesburg Elementary, said during the public comment segment of the school board meeting. “Sixty Minutes this past Sunday interviewed over 30 young people who transitioned but they felt led astray because lack of pushback or how easy it was to make physical changes to their bodies in just three months. They are now detransitioning.”

Cross referenced the 60 Minutes segment on detransitioners in order to highlight the danger of transgender ideology. In pursuit of false gender identities, men and women have permanently mutilated their bodies, only to later reject the transgender identity.

“It’s not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths that we must face when ready,” Cross insisted. “We condemn school policies like 8040 and 8350 because it would damage children, defile the holy image of God. I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them, regardless of the consequences.”

“I’m a teacher but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God,” Cross concluded.

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LCPS claimed Cross’s remarks had been “disruptive,” but Judge Plowman noted that the school had received only five emails from parents complaining about Cross’s remarks before the district suspended him. The school has at least 391 students, so “the Court views the magnitude of parental complaints to be de minimis given the size of the Leesburg Elementary School community.” Therefore the complaints “could not reasonably be construed as so disruptive to school operations to justify the decision taken by [LCPS].”

Since Cross spoke out on a matter of public concern, in his own private capacity outside of his duties at work, Plowman ruled that LCPS’s “retaliatory action adversely affected [Cross’s] constitutionally protected speech.” The judge ruled that Cross is likely to succeed on the merits of his case, that failure to issue the order would cause Cross “irreparable harm,” that Cross posed no serious threat to justify the suspension, and that granting him relief from the suspension is in the public interest.

It is heartening to see Cross restored to work after LCPS egregiously violated his rights. While school districts across the country may seek to enforce transgender ideology, this ruling sends a clear message that school districts cannot retaliate against employees who voice their disagreement with transgenderism.

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Cross’s legal battle is far from over, but at least LCPS cannot bar him from school property for the duration of this case.

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SEE ALSO: https://thenewamerican.com/judge-orders-reinstatement-of-virginia-teacher-suspended-for-opposing-trans-policy

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