Saturday, November 28, 2015

Parents' Lawyer Halts Wisc. School Gay Sneak Attack

Wisconsin liberals are fuming that officials of Mount Horeb Area School District in a small, remote suburb of the liberal-bastion of Madison have caved to so-called homophobic parents who appealed for help from Christian lawyers to stop their elementary school from suddenly launching a transgender indoctrination program on their first-grade children.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Missouri Residents Protest Transgender/Gay Boy in Girls Locker Room

Illinois Parents Force Gay Agenda Backtrack by School Board

California Parents Stop Sex Worker from Teaching Sex Ed

Kindergartners Taught Sex Change in Maine School

Secret Government-Paid Child Sex Change Surgery in Oregon

President Obama Forces Boys into Girls' Showers in Schools Nationwide

Obama Administration Forces Gay Agenda on Schools via Taxpayer$$

Also read how Parents and Schools are to Blame for Kids' Transgenderism

-- From "Mount Horeb Schools Cancel Book Reading After Threat of Lawsuit" by Dylan Brogan, WORT-FM89.9 (Madison, WI) 11/24/15

On Monday, students at the Mount Horeb Primary Center were scheduled to hear a reading and discussion of “I Am Jazz,” a book about a transgender child.

But the discussion was cancelled after a Christian legal advocacy group threatened the district with a federal lawsuit. The Liberty Council has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] for advocating “anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.”

In a statement from the Mount Horeb Area School District, Director of Student Services Theresa Daane says the school is providing additional time for parents to review the material.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "School Plans On Reading Transgender Book, Receives Lawsuit Threat From Parents" by Jean Marie Abellana, 11/28/15

Earlier this week, a Dane County school became considerate to transgender-related concerns on school activities when it disseminated information to the students' parents notifying about the planned reading and discussion of "I Am Jazz," a children's book that talks about a transgender girl.

The note [to parents] read that the school stood firm on its position where all of its students deserved to be respected and supported regardless of gender expression and identity; hence, it is, therefore, right for them [students] to be educated about the issue of being transgender. It further noted that while the school respects every family's convictions and beliefs, they encouraged the parents to bring out any concerns about their child's participation in the activity.

While there were others who became amenable to the activity, some "concerned parents" have reached out to the Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based group that considered itself as a "non-profit litigation, education, and policy organization," threatening a lawsuit should the school pursue the book reading activity. The parents claimed that such activity was a "violation of parental rights."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mount Horeb school cancels reading of transgender book after lawsuit threat" by Ogechi Emechebe, The Capital Times (Madison, WI) 11/27/15

. . . The note [to parents], signed by the principal, school psychologist and a counselor, said that the school was working with a student that identifies as a girl but has male anatomy.

Theresa Daane, director of student services for the Mount Horeb Area School District, provided an initial statement on Tuesday after the reading was cancelled, acknowledging "the need for parents to be given the opportunity to consider and discuss information we provide to their children. Accordingly, we intend to balance these needs and allow parents additional time to review the materials we intend to present to students."

Late Wednesday afternoon, the district issued a press release with updated details. It noted that it had "chosen not to proceed as originally planned and allow the Board of Education the opportunity to review the needs of all involved, and address a situation for which the District has no current policy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Re: Inappropriate discussion of gender confusion and sexuality with primary school students" letter to Mount Horeb school district from Liberty Counsel 11/20/15

Dear Board President Seidl:

. . . I write on behalf of concerned parents regarding the attached “Dear Parent” letter that was sent November 19, 2015, to parents of primary school students within the Mount Horeb Area School District (“MHASD” or “the District”).

The letter notifies parents that Principal Rachel Johnson, School Psychologist Nicole Tepe, and School Counselor Emily McKee plan to subject Primary School students to a discussion of gender confusion and sexuality, under the guise of “anti-bullying,” “diversity,” and building a “safe and nurturing environment,” by means of reading to First Graders this coming Monday, November 23, “transgender” activist book “I AM JAZZ”. The letter was sent with one business days’ notice and appears designed to catch parents off-guard, to prevent them from opting their children out of this reading and subsequent discussion.

I hereby request the cancellation of this Monday’s planned reading and discussion, to prevent parental rights violations.

. . . as you may know, “Jazz” Jennings is a male child “transgender” activist, who has been permitted to undergo harmful gender reassignment drug therapy and hormone blockers, resulting in permanent physical changes to his body. The book is a false and misleading book, and the subsequent teaching and discussion will result in [harm to students] . . .

There is no credible medical authority establishing the proposition that biological sex can be changed, or that “mind over matter” is controlling, in areas of identity. The former Chief Psychiatrist for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Paul McHugh, wrote in a June 12, 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed that "policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered" by not treating transgender "confusions ... as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention." While students suffering from gender confusion should be treated with kindness and respect, schools should not by their policies or practices attempt to coerce other students and teachers into participating into what amounts to a harmful delusion.

In light of this authority, the District’s letter contains a number of false claims and assumptions to support its course of action. Among these, the letter states that the District is committed to supporting students from a “wide range of...genders” when there are but two genders, male and female. . . .

Among the letter’s false analogies and claims are the following: 1) children are arbitrarily “assigned” a gender at birth, as if the presence of male or female genitalia as the basis for “male” and “female” is an arbitrary decision imposed upon a person; 2) that simply because a child is “born male” but “insists” that child is a girl makes it so; 3) that because a girl likes short hair and likes a “boy” name, she is now a boy; and among the most egregious, 4) that it is possible to have a “girl brain and a boy body.” This claim is completely at odds with the rationale for equality between the sexes: there is no difference between male and female brains or mental abilities, and thus this idea fosters gender stereotypes.

At a minimum, the District’s “plan to support this student in living as ‘her’ authentic self” subjects students to propaganda having no basis in science or reality, to present gender confusion as “normal.” For the record, a mandatory requirement that other students call a boy “her” and “she” infringes upon the other students’ rights to tell the truth, in accordance with their religious convictions, and reality.

Finally, the letter leaves parents to wonder what exactly else is entailed within the “several steps” of the District’s “plan.” Typically, such plans allow gender-confused students to live “authentically” by entering and using the restrooms of the opposite sex. Is it now the policy of the District that the subjective feelings of a child who wishes or thinks he is the opposite sex trumps objective biological and anatomical reality? Is it now district policy that parents and students must accept the unproven belief that “gender identity” is more objectively “real” and more important than is objective biological and anatomical reality?

. . . Boys should leave a bathroom if a girl enters, and girls should leave a bathroom if a boy enters. Boys and girls should not be compelled to use facilities intended for private acts in the presence of those of the opposite sex. Boys have no right to use girls’ restrooms, and girls have no right to use boys’ restrooms. No one has a moral right to compel others to participate in a fiction (including compelling teachers and others to use pronouns that do not correspond to objective biological sex).

The District must cancel this event, and the District must set forth its “plan” so that parents are not subjected to additional surprises like the November 23 propaganda session. The District is not free to override parental rights and religious beliefs, by subjecting impressionable children to confusion about something as important as gender and sexuality. . . .

To read the entire letter from Liberty Counsel above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

And yet:

New Obama Regulations Mandate Homeless Men Must Sleep with Women

Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America

And, Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify Even MORE 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bibles Removed, Deviant Sex Housing Added—IL Univ.

Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb agrees with atheists that free Bibles have no place in guest rooms at its Holmes Student Center, and also agrees with homosexualists that designated accommodations are appropriate for students who are sexually confused (transgender) and those who claim various deviant sexual labels.
“We also embrace our diverse and inclusive culture.”
-- Brad Hoey, NIU spokesman

“My sense is that we have a strong ally base and a strong nondiscrimination policy at NIU.”
-- Molly Holmes, Director, NIU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Apparently, the diversity, inclusiveness, and nondiscrimination does NOT extend to Christianity.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

Atheists Claim Bible Says Kill Gays & Non-virgin Women

President Obama's Defense Dept. Says Bible is Sexist

Colorado College Bans Bible Talk, OKs Swear Words

Religion or Gay Agenda: California Students to Choose

-- From "NIU removes Bibles from campus hotel" by The Associated Press 11/24/15

Bibles can no longer be found in the rooms of Northern Illinois University's campus hotel after a secular group complained it had no place in nightstands.

University spokesman Brad Hoey says the student center removed the Bibles immediately. He added university officials are "very conscious of the separation of church and state."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northern Illinois University to offer LGBT housing, Rockford campuses gain student interest" by Alexa Wybraniec, Rockford Register Star 7/30/15

The added [gender-inclusive] housing option is one of many ways NIU is reaching out to students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The acronym is sometimes extended to include queer, intersex and asexual. On a basic level, queer is a fluid label that acknowledges being outside societal norms in regard to gender or sexuality. Individuals born with ambiguous genitalia or bodies that appear neither typically male nor female identify as intersex. And people who are asexual do not experience sexual attraction.

[Molly Holmes] also oversees Transitions, a club that helps transgender students meet and learn from one another. It was inspired by a transgender student intern who had difficulty navigating resources on her own in 2011.

“Transitions has been a response for what students have asked,” Holmes said. “We hear that students come here because of that group.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint" by Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune 11/24/15

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], discovered a Bible in a drawer last month during a stay on the DeKalb campus where she had been invited to speak by the Secular Student Alliance. Upon her return home, the foundation's lawyer wrote a letter to the Holmes Student Center director requesting the books be removed.

The ubiquitous Bibles in bedside tables come from Gideons International, an evangelical group founded more than a century ago by two men who accidentally shared a hotel room and set out to spread the Gospel in hotels across the U.S.

For decades, Gaylor said, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has taken aim at the Bibles, especially in public accommodations such as state university hotels and park lodges. Some members when they travel carry stickers to slap on the covers of hotel room Bibles — sarcastic warnings that literal belief in the book could endanger the reader's health and life.

"Even if it takes three decades of education, we're finally persuading public officials," Gaylor said. "It's an anachronism. As this country becomes more and more secular, more and more people are offended. It's a constant mop-up job."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "NIU Removes Bibles From Student Center Hotel Rooms" by Jenna Dooley, Northern Public Radio NPR 11/11/15

According to a representative with the Holmes Student Center, the bibles were removed in late October as requested by the university’s legal counsel.

Nicholas Bergman is president of NIU’s Secular Student Alliance. He says he is satisfied with the university’s response:

“The school is trying really hard to support that interfaith dialogue and sense of community between different religious groups. Only having the Bible in the hotel rooms seemed to be against that.”

Bergman says if visitors want to read the book, it is available elsewhere in the community.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 11/14/15

"No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to place literature, the Bible, in hotel rooms much like a pizzeria may leave coupons," [American Center for Law and Justice] ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow wrote on Thursday.

"They unbelievably claimed to be 'proselytized in the privacy of their own bedrooms.' Who knew a closed Bible's mere presence qualified as proselytizing. Yet, they called the Bible 'obnoxious' and claimed that the mere presence of the Bible in a state-run lodging was 'inappropriate and unconstitutional,'" the ACLJ described.

The ACLJ reminded the FFRF, however, that the Supreme Court has ruled that "adults should be able to withstand 'speech they find disagreeable,' without imagining that the Establishment Clause is violated every time they 'experience a sense of affront from the expression of contrary religious views.'"

"There is no coercion," Sekulow insisted. "There is no proselytizing happening here. Instead, it's once again clear that those holding themselves out to be freethinkers are threatening smaller institutions with constitutional claims that would fall flat in court. FFRF is in the business of making threats because they know that any time they go to court, they always lose."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Bible Verse Gets Georgia Student Athlete Disqualified

And read Bible Harmful to Students, Must Ban: Parents Say

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Georgia Sheriff's Christmas Sign Peeves Atheists

Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley personally paid for this county welcome sign because he says, "It's time for the silent majority to stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed."
Welcome to Harris County, Georgia! WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you... LEAVE!
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Sheriff Defies ACLU: July 4th Prayer in Louisiana

Texas Mayor Declares 'Year of the Bible'

California Mayor Calls City Prayer Vigil for Solutions

North Carolina Citizens Demand Prayer in Public School

Texas School Supt. Tells Anti-prayer Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

13 States vs. ACLU in North Carolina Prayer Battle

-- from "Sheriff: 'Politically incorrect' sign meant to spur 'belief and patriotism'" by Ben Hooper, UPI 11/25/15

The sign, which bears a strong resemblance to a sign at Schuler's bakery in Springfield, Ohio, that went viral recently on Facebook, was purchased from D&S Sign Company for a cost of $553.

The sheriff said the money he spent on the sign has been reimbursed with donations from like-minded residents.

Jolley estimated his department employees about 75 people, and the non-Christians among them are "more than welcome to worship whatever God they choose fit."

"For me and mine, we worship Jesus Christ," he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Sheriff's 'politically incorrect' sign draws strong reaction" by Stephanie Pedersen, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 11/24/15

"I'm humbled by all of the support," the sheriff said. "Surprised and humbled by it. Maybe the silent majority isn't going to be silent anymore."

As for what he hopes to achieve with the sign, Jolly said, "Coming up on Thanksgiving, maybe somebody will be thankful for something we have. …"

Jolley has been the sheriff of Harris County for six terms.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Silly Sheriff: Ga. County Top Cop Says Agree With Me On Religion Or Get Out" by Simon Brown posted at Americans United for Separation of Church and State 11/25/15

Sometimes political correctness does go too far, but Sheriff Jolley’s sign is not a real effort to rein in the so-called “PC police.” Instead, he seeks a nation in which everyone shares a narrow set of beliefs or finds another place to live.

How confused can one guy get? In Jolley’s case, extremely confused. If Jolley were acting in his capacity as a private citizen, he could put up such a sign without issue. But the placement of an official-looking sign outside the sheriff’s office looks a lot like a government endorsement of belief over non-belief and possibly a violation of the First Amendment.

Beyond that, the sign calls Jolley’s ability to do his job into question. He has sent a message of intimidation to anyone who does not believe in God – or celebrate Christmas, for that matter. This action casts doubt on his ability to treat everyone fairly.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Georgia sheriff posts ‘politically incorrect’ welcome sign" posted at WSB-TV2 (Atlanta, GA) 11/24/15

“Over the years, I’ve witnessed the silent majority grow and as a true patriot and a Christian, I felt it was time for the silent majority to speak up. I truly believe what’s on the sign,” Jolley told WTVM.

Jolley says he knows that not everyone will agree with or like what he posted, and he’s OK with that.

“I spent 20 years in the United States Army in defense of those people who want to say they don’t support the sign and I fought for that right to have the ability to say they don’t support it,” Jolley said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Human rights group denounces Harris County Sheriff Office sign" posted at WRBL-TV3 (Columbus, GA) 11/25/15

The American Humanist Association is demanding that this sign posted outside the Harris County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Mike Jolley be taken down.

In a letter to the sheriff, they say a concerned citizen contacted them about the sign, which they say violates first amendment and fourteenth amendment rights.

Sheriff Jolley tells News 3 that he did get the letter, but he’s not concerned about it, in fact he said, “Threw it in the trash.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Bible Verse Gets Georgia Athlete Disqualified because Atheists Say Illegal Christianity is 'Rampant' in Georgia Schools

And read Atheists Threaten Georgia School for 'Football Baptisms'

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gov't Warns: Homosexual Men are Huge HIV Risk

Yesterday, President Obama's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued (yet another) report warning that sexually active homosexual men (men engaging in anal sex) are at high risk of transmitting HIV, compared to men and women who have normal sex posing little or no threat of HIV transmission; but a woman IS at risk if she allows an HIV-infected penis in her rectum.

For background, read Anal Sex Pill Pushed in Gay Men Study to Stop HIV

Click headlines below to read previous articles;

Feds Blame Homosexual Men for Sex Disease Epidemic

The Only 'Safe Gays' are Celibate Gays, Says U.S. FDA

Carefree 'Safe Sex' NOT Possible: Federal CDC Admits Failure

Also read Anal Sex is Main Cause of HIV Pandemic, Study Shows

And read New Gay Health Risk: Meningococcal Disease

-- From "CDC Recommends PrEP for Americans at High Risk for HIV" by Jessica Firger, Newsweek 11/24/15

The recommendations were published Tuesday in Vital Signs, a monthly report from the CDC. Based on national data, the CDC estimates that 25 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual men, nearly 20 percent of adult intravenous drug users and less than 1 percent of sexually active heterosexuals should be counseled on the use of PrEP. These numbers are based on lifestyle factors that put a person at higher risk for an HIV infection such as engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners. The daily pill for HIV prevention that has been found to reduce the risk for infection by more than 90 percent for men who have sex with men and by more than 70 percent among patients who inject drugs.

PrEP was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 for high-risk patients, but the CDC reports that many primary care physicians are unaware of the drug and its high efficacy for HIV prevention. An unpublished online national survey of health care providers, conducted in 2015 found 34 percent had not heard of PrEP.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV" posted at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. federal government)

PrEP is for some people at very high risk for getting HIV [including] . . . women who do not always use a condom for sex with bisexual men.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "CDC: More people could be protected from HIV with daily pill" by Stephen Feller, UPI 11/24/15

"PrEP isn't reaching many people who could benefit from it, and many providers remain unaware of its promise," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a press release. "With about 40,000 HIV infections newly diagnosed each year in the U.S., we need to use all available prevention strategies."

"PrEP isn't right for everyone," said Eugene McCray, director of the HIV/AIDS prevention division at the CDC. "No single method is, but it's right for some people, and when the men and women at high risk adhere to PrEP or whatever prevention methods work for them, we can make gains in national efforts."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada" WebMD News from HealthDay by Robert Preidt 11/24/15

The CDC said it is taking a number of steps to increase PrEP use. These steps include publishing resources to educate and advise health care providers, a hotline to answer their questions, and increased funding to community organizations to improve access to the drug.

While important, PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention strategies. Others include treatment to suppress the virus in people with HIV and encouraging consistent and proper use of condoms. Other prevention strategies include reducing risky behaviors . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

. . . yet there's ZERO encouragement from these "experts" for abstinence from anal sex.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Abortionist Rips Off Taxpayer, Says Okla. Gov.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to terminate further payments to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics because their "consistent submission of improper billings should disqualify these Planned Parenthood providers from participation in the Oklahoma Medicaid program."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Taxpayers' $Billions to Abortionists: Government Report

Federal Government Probes Planned Parenthood for Fraud

Planned Parenthood's Goal is to Defraud Taxpayers

Planned Parenthood Faces $5.5 Billion (with a "B") Fine for Fraud

Also read Planned Parenthood Reports its Abortions & Profits Increased Last Year

And read Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

-- From "Oklahoma Governor Seeks End of Planned Parenthood Contracts" by Tim Talley, Associated Press 11/19/15

The governor announced Thursday that she's asking the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to terminate contracts with Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Tulsa.

Fallin said the authority reviewed payments to the two affiliates and found billing error rates of about 20 percent for Oklahoma City and 14 percent for Tulsa, though no improper use of state Medicaid funds was discovered.

"These results are alarming," the two-term Republican governor said in a letter to Nico Gomez, CEO of the authority. "More than one in every seven bills submitted for payment to your agency by these providers are inaccurately coded or insufficiently documented. These errors result in overbilling to the Oklahoma taxpayer."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Oklahoma looks to defund Planned Parenthood for 'billing errors'" by Sarah Ferris, The Hill 11/19/15

Fallin asked Oklahoma's health department on Thursday to terminate its contracts with the group after an official review of the state’s two affiliates found billing error rates of 20 and 14 percent.

Oklahoma reimbursed Planned Parenthood for about $100,000 worth of claims in 2015, totaling about 20,000 patient visits. In 2014, the state paid $200,000 for about 36,000 patient visits.

The move would impact six clinics in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Fallin argued that ending the Medicaid contracts — which would force the clinics to accept fewer patients if not close altogether — would not impact a woman’s ability to choose her own provider, citing 120 other healthcare providers in the state.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "De-Funding Planned Parenthood After It’s Caught Engaging in Fraud" by Micaiah Bilger, 11/20/15

“There are only two Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state operating in about six metropolitan locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa,” according to [Fallin's] letter. “However, there are more than 120 other metropolitan and rural providers available … all of whom provide a broader spectrum of health care services than Planned Parenthood’s limited metropolitan locations.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which has been involved in several lawsuits alleging that Planned Parenthood affiliates overbilled Medicaid, praised Fallin’s actions Thursday in a press release.

“Governor Fallin is right to recognize that taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business,” said ADF Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek. “Oklahomans shouldn’t be forced to give their money to Planned Parenthood, which has a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, not to mention that it has also been caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts and has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls. That tax money should be redirected to trusted health care providers.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gov. Mary Fallin requests termination of Planned Parenthood contracts in Oklahoma" posted at KOCO-TV5 (Oklahoma City, OK) 11/19/15

[Gov. Fallin] also requested ending contracts with similar providers found to have a high billing error rate, have had past findings of over-billing or associate with other providers who do not adhere to the standards that are required to be granted access to public funds.

According to the news  release, the state paid the two Planned Parenthood affiliates $100,145 for almost 20,000 claims in 2015, with the total payment being slightly more than $1 million because the majority of Planned Parenthood services qualify for a 90 percent federal match. Last year, Oklahoma paid $204,631 for more than 35,000 claims, making the federal matching funds slightly more than $2 million.

“We have a joint responsibility to the citizens in Oklahoma to hold providers to high standards that are imposed to allow an entity to receive taxpayer dollars,” Fallin wrote. “The recent behavior of the Planned Parenthood affiliates clearly demonstrates that these providers do not value the opportunity to serve their fellow Oklahomans with taxpayer funds.  Indeed whether willful or simply negligent, the consistent submission of improper billings should disqualify these Planned Parenthood providers from participation in the Oklahoma Medicaid program.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ohio School Board Wants Prayer, Ignoring Atheists

In a threatening letter, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says that an anonymous "concerned local resident" uncovered prayer at Norwalk City School District board meetings, but the board members, backed by the vast majority of local residents who prefer to ignore the atheists, say that the prayers should continue.
"I'd personally like to ignore the letter and continue putting prayer into our meetings."
-- Rob Ludwig, school board member
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

North Carolina Citizens Demand Prayer in Public School

Atheists Threaten Arkansas School so Citizens Pray Publicly

Students, School Reject ACLU's Ungodly Demand

Texas School Supt. Tells Anti-prayer Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Why is there NO outcry from atheists about overt indoctrination of Islam in public schools?

-- From "Thou shall not pray?" by Alissa Widman Neese, Sandusky (Ohio) Register 9/11/15

For years, the Norwalk school board has included a pastor-led prayer as one of the first items on its monthly meeting agenda.

That ended in July — the first meeting after the district received the cautionary letter.

[Ludwig] and fellow board member Kevin Cashen cited Ohio's state motto, the national motto and Declaration of Independence — which all reference God or a creator in some way — as reason enough to continue forward with prayer at meetings.

"We're going down a slippery slope in ignoring our historical perspective," Cashen said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Prayer back on agenda?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 11/22/15

Based on his research, Ludwig said during the most recent meeting he’s fairly certain it’s constitutional to include prayer.

“We need to have a very clear policy on what that is,” he added.

[John] Lendrum, the board president, requested the district create a policy about prayer on the agenda, which will need to be read several times at monthly meetings before possibly being approved. He expected the earliest vote would be in March.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Should Norwalk school board have right to pray at meetings?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 9/9/15

Norwalk resident Amy Little said the Freedom From Religion Foundation is attempting to “rob us of our faith.”

“I think that’s sad,” said Little, who is a Lutheran pastor, but made it clear she was speaking as a district parent.

During public participation, she told the crowd she was going to pray and those who didn’t want to participate had the option of putting their fingers in their ears. Little thanked God for Norwalk’s great teachers and asked for God’s peace and mediation since the district is negotiating the next contract with the Norwalk Teachers Association.

“Help us listen to you,” she said during her prayer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Prayer or no prayer before Norwalk school board meetings?" by Cary Ashby, Norwalk Reflector 10/16/15

Elm Street resident Roger George took an informal poll about community members’ feelings on prayer at Norwalk school board meetings.

George talked to 31 people before Tuesday’s meeting. Of those people, he said two were against prayer, four residents were “right down the middle,” meaning they didn’t have strong opinions one way or another, and 25 people supported having prayer during meetings.

George, during Tuesday’s meeting, said he believes most people in Norwalk want to see prayer on the agenda and “will stand behind you.” He said if people don’t agree, they can step outside while someone leads a prayer.

“I think this is very important. We are a very Christian nation,” George said. “We need to defend the rights we have in this country.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read North Dakota Bans Prayer at Catholic School Football Games

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Obama Regs: Homeless Men Must Sleep with Women

President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development has published an expansion of its 2012 “Equal Access Rule” concerning sexually confused (transgender) people, such that upon request, any homeless man who shows up at an emergency shelter must be allowed to shelter with the women.

For background, read Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Forces Boys into Girls' Showers in Schools Nationwide

President Obama Edicts More Transgender Rights via ObamaCare

Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify More 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

-- From "New Housing Rule Requires Shelter for Transgender People Based on Identity" posted at Time Magazine 11/20/15

The new rule is an update to an existing policy that barred discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking public housing or housing assistance from the federal government. Under the proposed rule, the Department would provide access to housing and services based off of a persons gender identity, not the gender they were assigned at birth.

“A person seeking shelter is already in a very vulnerable situation, and they deserve to be treated with dignity when they request our assistance,” said HUD Secretary Juli├ín Castro. “This rule takes us one step closer to full acceptance of transgender men and women, and will ensure they receive the proper services that respect their identity.”

The rule would have the most impact on sex-specific shelters, which would have to house transgender people based which sex they identify with, not the sex they were born as. For clarity, a transgender woman would be housed in a women’s shelter, not a men’s one. A 2011 study on transgender discrimination found that while one third of transgender people seeking asylum in homeless shelters were denied because of their gender identity, about 42% were housed in shelters that did not align with their sex. While in the shelters, people reported being subjected to harassment, violence, and sexual assault.

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From "New HUD rule would house people based on gender identity" by Ken Ortega, Gazette Union 11/22/15

The proposed "Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule)" was created after reviewing and monitoring implementation of HUD's Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rule (Equal Access Rule), which was published in 2012.

"With respect to facilities with shared sleeping or bathing areas, the policies recommended include addressing the needs of transgender persons and other persons who do not identify with the sex assigned to the individual at birth", according to the rule.

The proposal fell on the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pay tribute to the people whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.

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From "Feds to Require Shelters to Accommodate Transgender Individuals" by Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon 11/19/15

The agency is also expanding its definition of “gender identity” for purposes of the regulation.

The current definition states, “Gender identity means actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.”

The new definition adds to what “perceived gender identity” means.

“Gender identity means the gender with which a person identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth,” the new definition reads. “Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a person is perceived to identify based on that person’s appearance, behavior, expression, other gender-related characteristics, or sex assigned to the individual at birth.”

The agency added, “Perceived gender identity may differ from the identity with which a person identifies.”

The proposed regulation also notes that the rule could apply to anyone, regardless of whether or not they use the term “transgender” to describe themselves.

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