Saturday, August 31, 2013

Global Warming a Religion, Say Climate Scientists

According to many scientists, Global Warming has become the religion of "Climatism" -- with a global congregation led by a clergy of institutional science.  However, "the cracks in the scientific claims for catastrophic warming are…becoming much harder for the supporters to defend."
"Global climate alarmism has been costly to society, and it has the potential to be vastly more costly. It has also been damaging to science, as scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions."
-- Dr. Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
For background, read Religion (Secular Humanism) Taught in New National Science Curriculum

UPDATE 9/28/13: Parents Sue Kansas to Stop Religious (Environmentalism) Education

In addition, read Pagans, Liberal 'christians' Celebrate Earth on Good Friday and also read Environmentalism Greatest Threat to Civilization as well as Global Warming Adherents Shoot Children

UPDATE 9/10/13: U.N.’s Church of the Burning Planet prophesies, scriptures proved wrong

-- From "Has global warming hit a plateau? -- The skeptics' favorite scientist" by The Week Magazine Staff 8/24/13

Richard Lindzen is a climate change skeptic with a novel theory. The MIT meteorologist concedes that greenhouse gases cause warming, but he believes Earth will be able to regulate its temperature, like a thermostat, thanks to clouds. Lindzen argues that when surface temperature increases, the moist air that rises from the tropics will rain out more of its moisture, leaving less to form the wispy, high clouds known as cirrus. Just like greenhouse gases, those cirrus clouds trap heat in the atmosphere, so a decrease in them would counteract the increase of greenhouse gases. "If I'm right, we'll have saved money" by not adopting emissions restrictions . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons" by Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), posted at The Sacramento Bee 8/28/13

Climatism or global warming alarmism is the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He compares it to past examples: Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union, and the eugenics movement.

. . . he writes, "A profound dumbing down of the discussion…interacts with the ascendancy of incompetents." Prizes and accolades are awarded for politically correct statements, even if they defy logic. "Unfortunately, this also often induces better scientists to join the pack in order to preserve their status," Lindzen adds.

In normal science, models are judged by how well they agree with nature, Lindzen explains. In the climate "debate," however, the models are given a claim to validity independent of agreement with real observations.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read “Climate change is the totalitarian’s dream come true.”

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tennessee College OKs Homosexual Indoctrination

Columbia State Community College officials have concluded that psychology professor Dr. Linda Brunton was right to require students to participate in a "gay pride" assignment.  Christian students, referred to by Brunton as “uneducated bigots,” complained that she infringed on their constitutionally-guaranteed right of conscience.
"I don't really see why it would be much of a problem if it's an assignment, I mean people should be more open-minded, we're in college, anyway."
-- Ivan Jones, Junior at Columbia (Tennessee) State Community College
For background, read ObamaNation: Rating Colleges Based on Gay Agenda Indoctrination and also read Obama Administration Muzzles College Students' Moral Speech as well as Gays, Media Attack Christian College with Values

-- From "Teacher cleared in gay rights inquiry" by Ric Bohy, Columbia Daily Herald 8/29/13

The investigation was conducted by Randy Elston, director of the Columbia State Human Resources Department, whose findings were submitted to the college in a document dated Aug. 26.

[Elston's conclusions include:]

* The issue of homosexuality is part of the course content and appears in several textbook chapters. Brunton’s comments in class could have been tempered with “more sensitivity,” he added, but were within the bounds of academic freedom.

* While many students in all three classes were uncomfortable with the assignment for religious reasons, “I also believe that (Brunton) in some cases did not consider those beliefs and the impact on students when she was dealing with this subject matter.”

* Only four of the 43 students who participated in the assignment received a grade of zero. Two of them “who allegedly received a zero because of their religious beliefs” turned in an optional assignment that they knew was not written according to instructions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights" by Todd Starnes, 6/18/13

A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons supporting gay rights and said those who believed in the traditional definition of marriage are just “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class.

Students in a general psychology class at Columbia State Community College were directed by their professor to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community, said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

According to her faculty page, Brunton is a member of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network and lists diversity issues among her professional interests.

The students were also barred from defending or explaining any other views regarding homosexual conduct, dismissing such arguments as “throwing Bible verses” at her,” the attorney said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment 'Ignorant'" by Alex Murashko, Christian Post Reporter, 6/19/13

When several students objected to being forced to support conduct that violates their faith convictions, Brunton brushed aside their concerns, described their views as "ignorant and uneducated," and explained that she hoped this assignment would cause them to change their beliefs, ADF stated. Regardless of their convictions, students had to express the views in a paper about the assignment she mandated in order to receive class credit.

The ADF letter explains that "for at least seven decades, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that the government may not compel a citizen to say what he does not want to say." The letter points out that the Supreme Court has specifically ruled that "the First Amendment protects the right of individuals…to refuse to foster…an idea they find morally objectionable."

"College officials must respect their students' constitutional freedoms, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion," added Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot. "Compelling students to utter government-approved ideas is not education, but an abuse of power. We hope Columbia State acknowledges this and ensures that its professors stop forcing any students to endorse views with which they disagree in order to receive a passing grade."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Abortions by Non-physicians per Calif. Legislation

As fewer doctors want to be abortionists, a crisis looms in California -- a land packed with liberals who typically kill more babies than they birth.  The state legislature overwhelmingly passed bills to allow nurses, and others who fall short of being actual medical doctors, as abortionists.
"Californians have always liked to think of ourselves differently."
-- Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
For background elsewhere in America, read Abortion Clinics Close in Most States Since 2010 and also read Pro-lifers Prevail: More Abortion Restriction Laws as well as Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians

In addition, read Florida Law Protects Infants that Obama Would NOT

-- From "California bill would let non-physicians perform abortions" by Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News 8/27/13

Gov. Jerry Brown soon will decide whether to sign AB154 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, which would let nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants with special training perform the most common kind of first-trimester abortion. The Assembly passed the bill on a 50-25 vote in May, and the state Senate passed it Monday on a 25-11 vote, with most Democrats and no Republicans for it.

The Assembly must vote on some Senate amendments before the bill reaches the governor's desk, and Brown won't comment on bills that haven't reached his desk yet. Though he was raised Catholic and even spent time in a Jesuit seminary, he described himself in 2010 as "an uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose."

The bill's supporters say there aren't enough doctors now providing abortions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California Bill Would Let Nurses Perform Abortions During First Trimester" by Kathleen Miles, Huffington Post 8/28/13

The bill would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to be trained to perform first-trimester "manual vacuum aspiration abortions." An aspiration abortion involves inserting into the uterus a small tube attached to a pump that vacuums out fetal tissue.

Non-physicians are allowed to perform aspiration abortions in four states: Montana, Oregon, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The bill is supported by the California Medical Association and the American Nurses Association. It is sponsored by the California Women’s Health Alliance, which includes Planned Parenthood, California Church IMPACT, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and Black Women for Wellness.

Patty Bellasalma, president of the California National Organization of Women, said the bill will improve health care access and jobs for women.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Nurses to Do Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, 8/27/13

[Calif. state] Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, said legalized abortion was supposed to end the days when women’s lives were put at risk. Yet he said Atkins’ bill would allow the procedures by providers who have less training and in clinics without sufficient backup if there are complications.

Bill May of Catholics for the Common Good says the bill was approved even though polling data shows California residents oppose allowing nurses to do abortions.

“California has the most abortions in the nation and the highest rate per capita. But that is not good enough for the abortion business,” says California Right to Life.

The group is also opposing Assembly Bill 980, which it says will remove the current requirements that abortion be done in a medically surgical and antiseptic setting, but allow them to be done in facilities like the ‘walk-in’ counseling rooms now so popular in drug stores and pharmacies. None of the medical safety or even plumbing of current abortion centers will be required.

“If these bills pass, there will be higher medical standards for animal abortions; yes, veterinarians must provide better safety and cleanliness standards than Planned Parenthood is proposing,” it says.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California Bill Would Let Nurses Perform Abortions" by Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Reporter 8/27/13

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, a pro-life advocacy organization, argued in a statement that a desire for greater access to abortion does not justify allowing nurses to perform the procedure.

"Do you let a butcher build your house because you 'deserve access to' a carpenter?" she said. "Do you let a nurse do your bypass surgery because you 'deserve access to' a cardiologist? Nowhere else does 'we really need it, therefore let unqualified people do it' make sense – and the mentality doesn't make sense here, either. In fact, it's downright dangerous.

"In the wake of Kermit Gosnell, in whose abortion facility a woman died from an untrained staff member's mistake, it's unthinkable for lawmakers in California to push a law like this. How many more times will my home state carry water for this unregulated industry which makes its money off of the vulnerable moments of women and by murdering pre-born children?"

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read New York City Liberals Choose Abortion NOT Procreation

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pentagon Gay Agenda: Christians = 'Hate Groups'

Documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization, under the "Freedom of Information Act" reveal that the DOD Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training materials teach soldiers that Christians should be considered "extremists" if they espouse a belief that homosexual behavior is sinful.
“The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism.”
-- Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama's Army Says Christians are Worst Terrorists

Air Force Engages War on Christianity, Say Lawmakers

Lesbian Officer Punishes Airman for Moral Beliefs

Pentagon Says Following Jesus' Command is a Court Martial Offense

In addition, read President Obama's Sexually Dysfunctional Military On Trial

UPDATE 10/26/13: Army Admits Training Labeled Christians as Terrorists; Air Force Drops God

-- From "Pentagon Labels Founding Fathers, Conservatives as Extremists" by Todd Starnes, FoxNews 8/26/13

The training guide warned that participation in groups that are regarded as extremist organizations is “incompatible with military service and is, therefore prohibited.”

The Pentagon did not return telephone calls seeking comment on the training materials.

“This document deserves a careful examination by military leadership,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News. “Congress needs to conduct better oversight and figure out what the heck is going on in our military.”

The document relied heavily on information obtained from the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], a leftwing organization that has a history of labeling conservative Christian organizations like the Family Research Council as “hate groups.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

For background, read SPLC Labels Christian Hate Groups for Bible Honesty and also read SPLC Spawns Homosexualists' Terrorist Attack on Christians

From "Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Mainstream Conservative Views 'Extremist'" posted at Judicial Watch 8/22/13

[The documents include:]
A statement that “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”

The document details the “seven stages of hate” and sixteen “extremists’ traits.”

Of the five organizations besides the SPLC listed as resources, one is an SPLC project (Teaching Tolerance) and one considers any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group (Political Research Associates).

Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.
[Tom Fitton said,] “And it is striking that some the language in this new document echoes the IRS targeting language of conservative and Tea Party investigations.  After reviewing this document, one can’t help but worry for the future and morale of our nation’s armed forces.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Abortion Clinics Close in Most States Since 2010

Since 2010, there are now at least 54 fewer locations in America killing unborn children in 27 states, according to a survey by the Huffington Post, as a result of an increase in pro-life state legislatures and governors across the nation.  Only Nebraska and Massachusetts have added an abortion clinic during this time frame.
Meanwhile, abortion advocates raise money targeting minorities and low income for abortions.

"Abortion funds are often the only lifeline [sic] available for low-income women."
-- Kimberly Inez McGuire, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
For background, read 75% of Maryland Abortion Clinics Fail Inspections and also read Unsafe Illinois Abortion Clinic Closes Permanently as well as Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits

In addition, read Florida Law Protects Infants that Obama Would NOT

UPDATE 12/29/13: Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat

UPDATE 10/24/13: Over One-third of Abortion Clinics in Ohio Close

-- From "Anti-Abortion Laws Take Dramatic Toll On Clinics Nationwide" by Laura Bassett, Huffington Post 8/26/13

. . . the other 21 states and the District of Columbia, most of which have not passed new anti-abortion laws since 2010, were unable to accurately count their clinics because their health departments do not license abortion providers separately from other kinds of medical providers. The Huffington Post's tally did not include hospitals that provide abortions.

A comprehensive survey by The Daily Beast found that as of January 2013, 724 abortion clinics remained operational across the U.S.

While states have been passing abortion restrictions since long before 2010, the recent legislative trend has been to directly target abortion providers and make it harder for them to operate. In addition to passing mandatory waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, states are passing so-called "TRAP" laws -- the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. These laws often require abortion clinics to undergo extensive and costly renovations in order to become ambulatory surgical centers, which are essentially mini-hospitals.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Raising money to ensure women have access to abortions" by Marina Villeneuve, Los Angeles Times 8/25/13

Representatives from such abortion rights organizations say new restrictions are disproportionately affecting women whose income is below the poverty line, about 42% of those who have abortions.

As a result, low-income women are increasingly seeking assistance from little-known abortion funding groups, including the Lilith Fund. The mainly volunteer-run nonprofits in 40 states offer advice, grants and sometimes interest-free loans, raising money with wine tastings, yard sales and casserole cook-offs.

Many of the organizations were started in the late 1970s after Congress banned the use of federal money for abortion, with a few exceptions. Most states still do not cover abortion through Medicaid. And many private insurance policies also do not pay for the procedure. For low-income women, the funding groups are often their last resort.

A national coalition of 103 abortion funds provided $3 million in assistance to 21,000 women last year . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Argument Against Inspecting Abortion Facilities is Disingenuous, Anti-Woman" by Rachel Cox, 8/26/13

Whenever a legislator proposes safety regulations for abortion facilities, the abortion industry always plays the part of the victim to drum up sympathy and support for their cause. They often claim safety regulations are unnecessary because complications from abortion rarely arise. Abortion complications may be rare. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t happen and that clinics shouldn’t be required to be prepared for them.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, which strongly supports abortion, approximately 0.5% of abortion patients have a complication that requires hospitalization. That’s likely a low figure, but let’s assume that they’re right for the sake of argument. When you consider that there are well over one million abortions performed in the United States annually, the number of patients requiring hospitalization after an abortion would be over 5,000! Don’t these 5,000+ women deserve optimal care?

Abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood claim they care about women’s health. If they really cared, they wouldn’t oppose safety measures for their clinics.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Minorities Targeted by Planned Parenthood for Abortion: Study

Monday, August 26, 2013

Homosexuality NOT a Sin, Says Gov. Christie's Law

Not only did the New Jersey RINO make it illegal for sexually confused adolescents to be counseled by licensed professionals, Gov. Chris Christie also wrote, when signing the law, his declaration that homosexual behavior is not a sin.
"Well my religion says it’s a sin. . . . but for me personally I don’t . . ."
-- Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey (from his press release accompanying the signing statement)
Since when do American elected government officials issue theological statements?

For background, read
California Law Saying 'Gay Kids' Can't Change Blessed by 9th Circuit Court

In addition, read
Most Homosexuals Who Want to Convert Report Change and also read Homosexuality NOT Fixed, Change Possible: Study as well as Study Shows Lesbianism is NOT Genetic

UPDATE 11/5/13: Parents sue Christie for government interference with counseling of their son

UPDATE 10/20/13: Gov. Christie Implements 'Gay Marriage' after NJ Supreme Court Mandate

-- From "Chris Christie signs New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy" by The Associated Press 8/20/13

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.

The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as "an insidious form of child abuse."

In a note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual acts are sins.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Chris Christie signs N.J. bill banning gay conversion therapy" by Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times 8/19/13

The anti-conversion therapy bill, A-3371, declares that being “lesbian, gay or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency or shortcoming,” and it bans licensed therapists from providing gay-to-straight conversion therapy to children under age 18.

John Tomicki of the conservative League of American Families has called the bill unconstitutional and vowed in June, after its passage, that opponents would sue to prevent it from taking effect.

A lawsuit prevented California’s ban on conversion therapy for minors from taking effect as scheduled at the start of this year, and the legislation remains on hold. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed last December to block the law pending a decision on its constitutionality. Opponents have argued that it violates free speech rights.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Chris Christie to Sign Gay Therapy Ban; Believes Homosexuality Is Not a Sin" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter, 8/19/13

Dr. David Pruden, vice president of Operations for the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, previously told The Christian Post that there is a great deal of misinformation when it comes to gay therapy.

"This hate and misinformation campaign aimed at 'change' therapists is just political posturing and does not reflect the actual experience of individuals in therapy. All this fuss about change therapy is being used to promote a political agenda, not the well-being of clients," Dr. Pruden argued.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Chris Christie, theologian?" by Phil Lawler, 8/21/13

. . . Two problems here. First, there’s a lively debate as to whether or not a homosexual orientation is established at birth. Christie is entitled to his opinion on that question, but his view carries no special weight; it certainly shouldn’t be the basis for legislation. . . . Second, Christie—who’s intelligent enough to know better—misrepresents the Church teaching. Whether or not a “predisposition to be homosexual” is innate, it’s not the disposition that is sinful; it’s the homosexual acts. The distinction is crucial, because if you understand the Church teaching, you can see the problem with the legislation that Christie approved.

Some people, it seems, are especially susceptible alcohol abuse. The root causes of this predisposition are not well understood. But even without rushing in where psychologists fear to tread, we can say two things. A tendency toward alcoholism is a disorder, not a sin. Yet getting drunk remains sinful—even for those who may have some innate weakness.

Now with that in mind, would anyone suggest barring psychologists from helping people to overcome a tendency toward alcoholism? Let’s hope not; such a ban would be a gross violation of individual freedoms. So is the ban on “reparative therapy.”

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "The right’s big gay dilemma: A movement divided in 2016" by Kerry Eleveld, Salon 8/26/13

While the [above] statute itself was an undeniable win for gay activists, Christie’s willful entry into the fray suggests that 2016 may be the year in which the baton is passed from Democrats to Republicans in terms of an interesting presidential debate on gay rights.

How can [Republicans] possibly reconcile wooing social conservatives in the primary with any shot at winning mainstream America in the general? The public is advancing so quickly on LGBT equality that any serious candidate will have to avoid sounding antiquated – or perhaps even bigoted – in order to have a prayer with unmarried women, independents and the under-30 crowd.

“As a country we can agree to disagree,” [2016 presidential contender Sen. Rand] Paul told an ABC reporter. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”

That sounds frighteningly close to something Barack Obama might have said as a young senator gearing up for his 2008 presidential bid.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

For background, read More High-profile Republicans Going Gay Agenda and also read GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters as well as Nationwide Marriage Amendment Puts GOP to Test

In addition, read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Homosexualists Persecute Florida Christian Official

After Miami-Dade County commissioners advocating for an expanded "gay rights" ordinance were forced to drop it due to public pressure generated by Christians, homosexualists have now launched a smear campaign against Lynda Bell, the lone commissioner of twelve who publicly voted against the measure.  Bell is an outspoken pro-life Christian who was key to the reinstitution of prayer at Commission meetings in December 2012.
"The Miami-Dade Commission deferred, then finally dumped this misguided, discriminatory ordinance. Meanwhile voter opposition to this type of legislation continues to grow nationwide."
-- Dr. Eladio Jose Armesto, Chairman, Florida Democratic League (FDL)
For background, read Homosexualists Push Ban on Christian Workers in San Antonio

And read the myriad attacks on Christians via "gay and transgender rights" by President Obama's military and through his so-called Department of Justice, as well as in schools nationwide.

-- From "Miami-Dade Fails To Pass Transgender Amendment To Human Rights Ordinance" by Vanessa Martin, Huffington Post 8/14/13

In May, the county's largest gay rights group, SAVE Dade, introduced a "TransEquality" campaign "to pass a trans-inclusive countywide Human Rights Ordinance" that would amend Miami-Dade's 1998 anti-discrimination law. The law protects gays and lesbians, but doesn't include language for transgender rights.

The proposal seemed on track when, sponsored by Commissioners Bruno Barreiro and Audrey Edmonson, it passed on its first reading with an 11-1 vote -- with Bell casting the lone vote against it, according to the Miami Herald.

The amendment then went to the Health and Social Services Committee, of which Bell is a member.

The committee then decided to defer the discussion; Tuesday, its co-sponsors were forced to drop the proposal when it didn't have enough committee votes.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "SAVE Dade: Commission Vice Chairwoman Lynda Bell responsible for failed gender identity law" by Steve Rothaus, Miami Herald 8/14/13

"Time and again Commissioner Bell has taken the side of bigotry and discrimination," SAVE Dade Deputy Director Maria Barth said in a news release after commission co-sponsors dropped a proposed addition to the county’s gay-rights ordinance.

Bell struck back by calling the SAVE Dade attack “dishonest and slanderous.”

“I am one vote on the commission, and I do not have the power to single-handedly derail any piece of legislation,” Bell said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “To indicate or suggest otherwise, based on the results of one preliminary vote is misleading at best and divisionary and inflammatory at worst.”

After lobbying by Miami-Dade's statewide Christian Family Coalition, the committee declined to discuss the proposal at its July 8 meeting and originally decided to defer until Aug. 26. Realizing the committee votes weren’t there, co-sponsors dropped the proposal on Tuesday.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Not having enough votes, Miami-Dade County drops plan for trans-inclusive human-rights ordinance" by Steve Rothaus, Miami Herald 8/14/13

“The commission has decided to withdraw the item in order to allow more time to educate the county commission on this important issue,” said Maria Barth, deputy director of SAVE Dade, the county’s leading gay-rights group.

The county’s existing gay-rights law that passed in 1998 doesn’t cover transgender people. Monroe County and Key West updated their human rights ordinances in 2003, Miami Beach in 2004, Palm Beach County in 2007 and Broward County in 2008.

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said Tuesday’s decision “is the step that needed to be taken.”

“It’s fairly apparent the education failed and the politics failed,” she said. “They now know who they need to educate and who they need to advocate with.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Miami-Dade Commission defers, then finally drops, harmful proposal" posted at Christian Family Coalition (CFC) 8/14/13

[CFC's] organized field and lobbying effort effectively communicated the message that the proposed "Transsexual" ordinance was discriminatory, unnecessary, and undermined public safety. The campaign culminated on July 8th, when more than two-hundred and fifty pro-Family, Human Rights advocates showed up at Miami-Dade County Commission chambers calling for a "NO" vote on the harmful, ideologically-based measure.

Miami-Dade is not alone in rejecting this dangerous and discriminatory "Transsexual" ordinance. Just this year, the Florida legislature rejected a similar proposal as did the City of Jacksonville last year along with at least half a dozen other municipalities across the country.

Our thanks to the entire coalition of human rights organizations and individuals that generously worked in this effort, especially Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell (D) North Miami.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bathroom wars: Transgenders get flushed" by John Aman, World Net Daily 8/24/13

The victory in liberal Miami-Dade “is really landmark,” said Christian Family Coalition executive director Anthony Verdugo . . . “Last Wednesday, August 14, to the glory of God, the sponsors publicly announced that they were withdrawing it.”

The Miami-Dade campaigners developed a coalition of 17 Republican, Democrat, human rights and religious organizations and worked with numerous churches to educate and mobilize the opposition.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Miami-Dade LGBT activists to pursue passage of gender identity non-discrimination law" by Steve Rothaus, Miami Herald 8/18/13

Realizing last week that they didn’t have the votes, SAVE Dade members asked commission co-sponsors to pull the proposal. The group immediately blamed Bell for the defeat, and the next day thanked [Audrey] Edmonson, [Bruno] Barreiro, [Sally] Heyman and [Barbara] Jordan.

State and national LGBT activists believe eventually the law will pass.

“We’re going to meet with commissioners again to make sure the support is there, and the education is there, as well,” said Maria Barth, deputy director of SAVE Dade, the county’s leading LGBT rights group. “Then we’re going to continue with our ground game, our advocacy work within the county. Our staff is completely committed to passing this ordinance.”

Miami-Dade, where singer and Florida orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant led a 1977 repeal of the county’s original gay-rights ordinance, again banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in 1998. Voters upheld the law in 2002.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

Saturday, August 24, 2013

ObamaNation: Rating Colleges Based on Immorality

Now that over two-thirds of all college students receive a total of $150 billion annually from the federal government, averaging over $10,000 per student per year, the stage is set for a totalitarian-minded U.S. president to dictate all public AND PRIVATE "higher education" curricula via a national rating system that will control which college's students are allowed to draw from the federal spigot.

For background, click headlines below for previous articles:

Obama Administration Muzzles College Students' Moral Speech

Gays, Media Attack Christian College with Values

University Gay Agenda Wastes Money, Says Congressman

Homosexual College Presidents Strategize Gay Agenda

School Sexualization Standards by NEA, Abortionists

Senate Codifies Gay Agenda in School Reform Bill

School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates

UPDATE 8/30/13: Tennessee College OKs Homosexual Indoctrination

-- From "Obama to create college financial aid rating system" by Stephanie Condon, CBS News 8/22/13

The nation is facing a crisis in terms of college affordability and student debt, President Obama said Thursday as he unveiled a set of new federal education initiatives, some of which he can launch without the help of Congress.

Mr. Obama is directing Education Secretary Arne Duncan to create the ratings system, with public input, before the start of the 2015 school year.

White House officials said the Department of Education is engaging with the education sector to develop the ratings system and is working carefully to ensure the system doesn't favor certain institutions or create the wrong incentives.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Campus Pride Releases 2013 'Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Universities And Colleges' Listing" by James Nichols, The Huffington Post 8/20/13

Campus Pride, a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to making colleges and universities safer, more inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, released its annual list of the "Top 25-LGBT Friendly Colleges And Universities" in the country today.

. . . Campus Pride intends for the the index questionnaire to be more than just a ranking system, but also a guide for universities and colleges that want to make institutional changes in order to make their campuses safer spaces for LGBT students.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Top ‘LGBT Friendly’ Colleges Offer 'Gender-Free' Bathrooms, ‘Queer Studies’ Minor" by Melanie Hunter, 8/22/13

“Many more campuses today want to be called LGBT-friendly but only those who participate in the Campus Pride Index know what policies, programs and practices are important to create safer, more LGBT-friendly colleges and universities,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride.

“The index also grew for the seventh consecutive year to over 380+ colleges and universities, representing both 2 year and 4 institutions,” the group said.

The University of Oregon is the only institution in the state to offer Queer Studies as a minor in their Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Macalester College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minn., has what they call “all gender bathrooms” on campus.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has the first LGBTQA floor to be established on a college campus. “The floor includes gender-inclusive rooms for transgender students and an informally gender-inclusive bathroom,” its website said.
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From "Obama proposes new system for rating colleges" by Julie Pace, Associated Press White House Correspondent 8/22/13

Obama detailed his proposal on the first stop of a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. . . . In 2011, the Secret Service purchased a $1.1 million bus for Obama’s first bus tour as president. The impenetrable-looking black bus has dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the middle class needs the security of knowing they can afford to send their kids to college.

According to Obama administration estimates, average tuition costs at four-year public colleges have more than tripled over the last three decades.

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From "Obama targets high cost of college" by Tracy Jan, Boston Globe Staff 8/23/13

Under Obama’s plan, the federal government would develop a report card by 2015 for all public and private colleges that would measure tuition increases, graduation rates, student debt, and even graduates’ earnings to help students pick schools that offer the best value.

It remains to be seen whether Obama’s plan will go far enough in addressing the multiple reasons college costs have risen so dramatically, a problem schools, students, and parents, as well as the government, are complicit in . . .

“President Obama needs to realize that not every problem can be solved by giving more power to Washington bureaucrats,” said [Sen. Marco] Rubio . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

An addition, read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lesbian Officer Punishes Airman for Moral Beliefs

19-year Air Force veteran Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk was immediately relieved of his duties as a result of his commander, (open lesbian) Major Elisa Valenzuela, forcing him to admit that he wouldn't advance the Gay Agenda due to his Christian faith.  Monk was forbidden to even return to his desk to retrieve personal belongings.

Welcome to President Obama's "tolerant" military.

For background, read Air Force Engages War on Christianity, Say Lawmakers

Also read how President Obama Raises the Gay Agenda in the Military above Religious Liberty but now Congress Attempts to Counter Obama's Military Attack on Christians

In addition, read President Obama's Sexually Dysfunctional Military On Trial

UPDATE 10/26/13: Air Force Drops God; Army Admits Training Labeled Christians as Terrorists

-- From "Master sergeant files lawsuit against Air Force claiming religious discrimination" by Christine Dobbyn, ABC News KTRK-TV13 (Houston, TX) 8/21/13

[Monk] claims a turn of events in June while serving in the 326th training squadron at Lackland Air Force base is why he's in front of the bright lights and camera now.

A letter seeking redress filed on behalf of Monk by the Liberty Institute says while on duty, the sergeant was asked by his female commander whether "he could agree that a verbal statement expressing religious or moral opposition to same-sex marriage was discrimination. Monk answered he did not agree that it was discrimination."

"When I wouldn't agree to my commander's viewpoint on a religious matter, I was relieved and stripped of my position," Monk said.

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From "AF sgt. claims he was fired for religious views on gays" by Rick Maze, Staff writer, Air Force Times 8/16/13

The case of the senior master sergeant is exactly what some lawmakers are trying to prevent by seeking changes in military policies on diversity, tolerance and religious freedom that would allow service members with strong religious or moral objections to homosexuality to speak their minds without fear of reprisal.

Monk, an evangelical Christian, said the issue came up when he was advising his commander about a situation involving a staff sergeant who had expressed opposition to homosexuality on religious grounds — an opinion shared with trainees that might be a violation of an Air Force policy barring the use of a position of authority to promote personal religious beliefs.

Monk said he wanted the incident to be treated as a learning experience, but the commander wanted to do more. Monk said this led to a discussion in which the commander pressed him into saying he also had a moral objection to gay marriage.

Monk said it was a “very, very contentious” discussion . . .

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From "Airman Punished for Opposing Gay Marriage Files Complaint" by Todd Starnes, 8/20/13

. . . Monk told Fox News . . . “We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”

“In one of our first meetings, she was talking about her promotion and she mentioned something about a benediction,” Monk told Fox News. “She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin.”

“She then said, ‘I don’t know what kind of people actually believe that kind of crap,’” Monk said, recalling the meeting. “I knew I was going to have a rough time in this unit and I would have to be very careful what I said.”

Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry said the [lesbian] major’s actions are a violation of the law.

“Your conduct constitutes unlawful discrimination,” Berry wrote in a letter to the major. “According to Department of Defense Directive 1020.02, unlawful discrimination against individuals or groups based on religion is contrary to good order and discipline, counterproductive to combat readiness and mission accomplishment, and shall not be condoned.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gay Agenda: NM County Clerk Assumes Role of Judge

The ObamaNation lawlessness spreads further . . .

Lynn Ellis, Clerk of Doña Ana County, has begun to issue same-sex "marriage" licenses based on his independent reading of the U.S. and New Mexico constitutions.  Not surprisingly, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (Democrat candidate for governor) announced that he will NOT challenge any county wanting to follow suit.

Odd . . . the U.S. Supreme Court has NOT found any right to "gay marriage" in the Constitution, per their decisions several weeks ago.

For background, read President Obama's 'Marriage' Lawlessness Spreads Across America

UPDATE 12/24/13: Activist Judges Say Scalia Right on 'Gay Marriage'

UPDATE 12/19/13: New Mexico Supreme Court Legalizes 'Gay Marriage' (read excerpts from article below)

-- From "NM county issues same-sex marriage licenses" by The Associated Press (Barry Massey in Santa Fe and Juan Carlos Llorca in Las Cruces) 8/21/13

Gay couples rushed to a courthouse in Las Cruces on Wednesday after the county clerk decided to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a surprise move that came as several legal challenges on the practice make their way through the courts.

Jeff Williams, a public information officer in the county's government and a reverend with Universal Life Church, said he was marrying same-sex couples all day long while wearing his rainbow-colored tie.

[Attorney General] King said Wednesday that "we feel like our position that the [current marriage] law is unconstitutional presents a barrier to us from bringing any action."

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From "County Clerk in New Mexico Issues Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples" by Heath Haussamen And Fernanda Santos, New York Times 8/21/13

Proponents [of "gay marriage"] are banking on the outcome of the court cases, pending before separate district courts, and on a statement by Gary King, the state’s attorney general, in June saying the statutory framework that precludes same-sex marriage would be “vulnerable to challenge.”

. . . Despite her long-professed opposition to same-sex marriage, [Republican] Governor Martinez has softened her stance, saying voters should be the ones to decide whether to legalize it in New Mexico — “not a court, not politicians in Santa Fe, and not one random county clerk,” as her spokesman, Enrique Knell, put it in a statement on Wednesday.

Polls have indicated that the electorate is divided, though, with much of the resistance grounded in the strong Roman Catholic vein that runs through the state.

At the Doña Ana County clerk’s office on Wednesday, staff members were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at a rate of four an hour, a record for an office that generally grants five marriage licenses a day. . . .

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UPDATE 12/19/13: "Gay marriage ruled legal by New Mexico's high court" by The Associated Press

Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico's marriage statutes specifically prohibits same-gender marriages, but the state's laws as a whole have prevented gay and lesbian couples from marrying. The justices said same-sex couples are a discrete group that has been subjected to a history of discrimination and violence.

"Accordingly, New Mexico may neither constitutionally deny same-gender couples the right to marry nor deprive them of the rights, protections and responsibilities of marriage laws, unless the proponents of the legislation — the opponents of same-gender marriage — prove that the discrimination caused by the legislation is 'substantially related to an important government interest,'" Chavez wrote.

Eight of the state's 33 counties started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in August when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided to allow the unions.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature repeatedly has turned down proposals for domestic partnerships for same-sex couples and a constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Measures to ban same-sex marriage also have failed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read Nationwide Marriage Amendment Puts Republicans to the Test

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals

The Obama administration has embarked on massive taxpayer-funded benefits to homosexuals who agree to "marry," such as vacations for members of the military and special rights to non-citizen homosexuals:  Foreigners who enter into same-sex "marriage" get faster visas, and those living in the U.S. with expired visas will be forgiven if they "marry" a same-sex partner.

UPDATE 9/6/13: President Obama Shifts VA Money to Homosexuals, Breaking Law

UPDATE 2/8/15: President Obama Floods Gay Agenda with Taxpayers' Money

For background on how President Obama is using the military to fight for the Gay Agenda, read President Obama Shifts Defense Funds to Homosexuals as well as Obama's Military Fights Christians, NOT Jihadists

Also read Countering Obama's Military Attack on American Culture

In addition, read President Obama Creates Homosexual Path to Citizenship

-- From "The Military Endorses Same-Sex Marriage" by Mark Joseph Stern, Slate 8/14/13

Today, the Pentagon has announced that it will grant the exact rights and benefits to married same-sex couples that it does to married straight couples, including housing and healthcare, a vast expansion of its previously announced plans to extend only meager perks to gay couples. Even more surprisingly, the military will offer a 10-day leave to gay couples stationed in a non-marriage state to travel to the 13 states plus Washington, D.C., to be legally wed.

Make no mistake: This is huge news, the biggest military-related LGBT victory since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don't Tell. . . . To allow gay couples to leave the homophobic states [sic] in which they are stationed to gain equal rights—to encourage it, actually, by tethering it to a holiday—is a bold endorsement of marriage equality by the military.

And that endorsement will have broad repercussions throughout society. . . .

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From "Military to allow leave for gay weddings" by David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times 8/14/13

In a sign of how quickly society is changing, the Pentagon said Wednesday it would grant special leave to thousands of military personnel in same-sex relationships so they can get married in the 13 states where such unions are legal — making them eligible for the first time for full benefits provided to other military families.

The decision, which the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously backed, places the military in the forefront of the still-contentious national debate over same-sex unions.

Same-sex marriage is still barred in 37 states, including the entire South, where many of the Pentagon's largest installations are located. Thus many gay and lesbian couples in the military will face the unusual situation of having their unions recognized by federal authorities while they are on base, but not by the states where they live.

Critics contend that the Obama administration is pushing the military into the center of a political controversy with the goal of forcing even wider acceptance of same-sex marriage in the civilian realm.

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From "John Kerry: Gay couple visas now issued" by Hadas Gold, Politico 8/2/13

The United States will immediately begin issuing immigrant visas to same-sex couples, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.

As long as the marriage is valid in the jurisdiction, either U.S. or foreign country where it took place, it is valid for immigration purposes, the State Department said in statement. An engaged couple who cannot marry in the foreign fiancé’s country can apply for a fiancé(e) (K) visa.

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From "State Dept. Panel Advises Gay Foreigners in Civil Unions to Get Married" by Alissa Tabirian, 8/19/13

Victoria Neilson, legal director for the LBGT group Immigration Equality, was one of three panelists fielding questions submitted through social media sites. She was asked exactly how foreign domestic partnerships will be recognized under new State Department guidelines that require visa applications based on same-sex marriages to be treated the same way as those for heterosexual marriages.

The Immigration Equality website offers the same advice Neilson did on marrying to “feel more secure that your relationship will be recognized for immigration purposes” and notes that generally, “marriage-based petitions are adjudicated quicker” than employment-based petitions.

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From "On-line Discussion of Visa Guidelines for Same-Sex Spouses" posted at U.S. State Department 8/8/13 - Don Heflin, Director of the Visa Office at the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs and David Stewart, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London

MR. JOHNSON: Hi there, and welcome to the Google Hangout on the Department of State’s visa processing guidelines for same-sex spouses. . . . we have Victoria Neilson, who is legal director for the LGBT group Immigration Equality.

MS. NEILSON: Great. Hi, thanks for having me here. This is a very exciting time for Immigration Equality. . . . It’s been really great to finally be able to say yes to committed [homosexual] families instead of no, which we’ve been saying for many years. We are delighted that the State Department put out its guidance last week . . .

. . . the advice that we have been giving to most [homosexual] couples is if you can get . . . married, that your rights will be much more certain at that point and the processing of an application would be more straightforward. . . .

. . . If you entered [the U.S.] legally with the visa and overstayed and you are married to a U.S. citizen, then the fact that you’re here unlawfully is forgiven and you can file that application from within the U.S. . . .

To read the entire transcript of the on-line discussion above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama's Sexually Dysfunctional Military On Trial

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dartmouth Dumps African in Support of Homosexuals

Backed by the NAACP, Dartmouth College has rescinded the appointment of Dr. James Tengatenga, the former bishop for the Anglican diocese of Southern Malawi, because of past statements he made critical of homosexuality, although more recently, he HAS embraced "gay marriage."  Having thus been accused of not being gay-supporting enough, Dr. Tengatenga plans to engage legal counsel.

This is an intriguing saga of a battle between several leftist homosexualist institutions . . .

For background, read Episcopal Church Blesses Deviant Sexual Behavior and also read Africans Reject Obama's Gay Agenda, to his Face as well as Black Pastors Split with NAACP and Obama on Gay Agenda

-- From "Words on gays cost bishop post at Dartmouth" by Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe Staff 8/15/13

The extraordinary move by Dartmouth’s new president, Philip J. Hanlon, to retract the college’s offer won praise from those who raised concerns about how the appointment would affect gay students on a campus that has sometimes struggled with intolerance.

Hanlon, who met last week with Tengatenga on Dartmouth’s campus in Hanover, N.H., said in a statement Wednesday that after much reflection and consultation with senior leaders at the college, he decided that Tengatenga’s past statements compromised his ability to lead the William J. Tucker Foundation.

His appointment had sparked a campus controversy as word spread that he had sharply criticized the election of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, and that he had asserted in 2011 that the Anglican dioceses in Malawi remained “totally against homosexuality.”

Tengatenga released a statement saying that his views on gay rights had evolved over time and that he now supports marriage equality and considers discrimination of any kind sinful.

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From "Tengatenga dismissal leaves ongoing questions" by Emily Brigstocke, The Dartmouth Staff 8/20/13

Despite Tengatenga’s July 18 statement announcing his support for LGBT rights, many students said they support Hanlon’s decision because they would not have wanted a Tucker leader who might have discriminated against community members.

After Tengatenga stated his support of same-sex marriage on Dartmouth Now, many still feel that Tengatenga’s prior statements reflect his personal views.

“We don’t know how many people had trouble separating comments expressing institutional views from private individual views,” said German and comparative literature professor Irene Kacandes, who led the Tucker search committee that selected Tengatenga.

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From "Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment as foundation dean" by Matthew Davies, editor/reporter, Episcopal News Service 8/15/13

. . . some North American church leaders are surprised and saddened by the decision, saying that they know Tengatenga as a bridge-builder and reconciler who has a deep understanding of the complex issues concerning human sexuality.

Tengatenga, who was elected as ACC chair in 2009, and also became chair of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, told ENS on Aug. 15 that he is “saddened” by Dartmouth’s decision. “They have chosen to trust bigotry over truth and justice.”

One of the groups that countersigned the protest is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “Of all the groups to take the lead against a black person on flimsy grounds,” Tengatenga said. “So much for the advancement of colored people … It is sad that such an institution can stoop so low.”

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Also read Church of England Sued Weeks After 'Gay Marriage' Legalized

Monday, August 19, 2013

Parents Allow Babies to Choose Gender From Birth

Transgenderism beliefs were first confined to mentally ill adults, but then spread to sexually confused teens; most recently parents have been encouraged to allow preschool kids to think they're a different gender, and now, the German government will provide birth certificates with NO gender identification, such that the baby can choose on its own.
"The new law also stipulates that individuals can opt to remain of indeterminate gender for their whole lives."
UPDATE 8/19/16 - Birthing Transgender Kids: Gender-Neutral Names

UPDATE 9/5/16: 'Sex Change' Surgery is Toddlers' Choice, Schools Say

It's old news now - the report of a Surgical 'Miracle:' First Genderless Person

For trends in the United States, read California Law OKs Boys on Girls' Teams and in Their Showers and also read Massachusetts Male 'Transgender' Student Voted Prom Queen as well as Transgender Cartoons Indoctrinate Preschoolers

In addition, read Gay Agenda: Gender Neutrality & Gender Spectrum

First there was Mr. Mrs. Miss, then Ms., now Mx. = Transgendered

-- From "Germany To Offer Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates" by Amanda Scherker, The Huffington Post 8/17/13

A new German law stipulates that children who are born of indeterminate gender no longer have to be categorized as "male" or "female." Instead, parents can choose to leave the space blank on their child's birth certificate, according to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Those individuals can eventually decide whether to identify as male, female or neither.

The German legislature voted this as an amendment to the Civil Status Act on May 7. As Süddeutsche Zeitung recently noted, the "legal change has received little attention so far." But that all changed when some determined the new law, while progressive, doesn't go far enough.

Incidentally, Germany's not the only country navigating the legal implications of appropriately categorizing third gender identifiers. Earlier this year, Nepal began issuing "third gender" citizenship certificates. Activists lauded the progressive measure, noting its potential to simplify lives for sexual minorities.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "M, F or Blank: 'Third Gender' Official in Germany from November" by Friederike Heine, Der Spiegel (Germany) 8/16/13

. . . Under the new law, individuals can also opt to remain outside the gender binary altogether.

. . . just six weeks after Australia became the first country in the world to introduce legal guidelines on gender recognition. Under the Australian system, which applies to all personal documents, individuals can select the third category irrespective of whether or not they have undergone sex reassignment surgery or hormone therapy.

Finland is the only EU member state aside from Germany to have made significant progress in the area of third gender recognition. Despite its efforts, bureaucratic hurdles in the Nordic country have meant that there is still no concrete legislative change in sight.

According to Silvan Agius, policy director at human rights organisation ILGA Europe -- the European chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association -- the European Union is lagging behind on the issue. Though Brussels commissioned a report on trans and intersex minorities in 2010, and has since attempted to coordinate efforts to prohibit gender discrimination, progress has been halting.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Germany to become first European state to allow ‘third gender’ birth certificates" posted at Russia Today 8/17/13

The new law will come into force on November 1, on the back of a constitutional court decision which states that as long as a person “deeply feels” that they belong to a certain gender, they have a personal right to choose how they legally identify themselves.

Justice Minister Sabine Leuthheusser-Schnarrenberger said the decision will have deep repercussions and will require “comprehensive reform” of all documents issued by the state.

The ‘third gender’ designation will also have an effect on marriage laws. As of now, only men and women are allowed to legally marry in the country. Homosexual couples can enter into a civil partnership, and no provisions are made for unions between other genders.

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Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Texas City Ignores Atheist Threats, Keeps Praying

After the League City, Texas City Council was told by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to either stop praying, or be sued, citizens of the city of 80,000 supported the Council's decision to stand behind the First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech.

The prayer battle rages across the nation, including in New Hampshire where a Praying Mother is Banned from the School Grounds

For background, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

In addition, read Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

Coming soon: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Public Prayer Case

-- From "Nonprofit tells League City council to stop praying before meetings" by Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle 7/23/13

Mayor Paulissen says that they have no plans to change their meeting format.

"The city has been doing this since 1962, and nobody has ever complained, to my knowledge," said the mayor this afternoon. "It's not just my stance. I have the full support of those on the city council, too."

"This is what our forefathers did, too," he adds, mentioning that the first Continental Congress even prayed before their official business.

The mayor says that he has been inundated with supportive emails since the letter was made public, and has done a few radio interviews.

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From "Liberty Institute To Discuss The Constitutionality Of Public Prayer During League City City Council Meeting" by Liberty Institute, PRNewswire-USNewswire posted at The Sacramento Bee 8/12/13

. . . The City Council invited Liberty Institute, the nation's largest nonprofit legal firm dedicated solely to defending religious freedom in America, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue League City if it did not cease the invocations. Liberty Institute has also agreed to help the City draft an invocation policy that complies with constitutional standards.

"We encourage the City Council to continue to solemnize its proceedings with invocations delivered by members of League City's religious community," said Jeff Mateer, Liberty Institute General Counsel. "Building upon a historical tradition that dates back over 200 years, the Supreme Court made clear that invocations before legislative sessions are constitutionally permissible."

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Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below: