Sunday, August 31, 2014

Abortionists Battle to Kill Without Clinics

Advocates of abortion recognize that the public opinion, both in America and around the world, that has been moving against their ideology for decades, has recently become a pro-life tsunami as abortion clinic closings mount in the U.S.  Although, a lone judge temporarily halted some clinic closings in Texas, most there have already closed, as has been the case in Ohio.  In response, abortionists are strategizing to perpetuate their deadly sacrament in the absence of traditional clinics.

For background, read Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Abortionists Admit Defeat and are now Forced to Risk All in Supreme Court

Also read that Abortion Advocates Shun Label 'Pro-choice' due to Negative Connotation

-- From "The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion" by Emily Bazelon, New York Times 8/28/14

In June 2001, under a cloud-streaked sky, Rebecca Gomperts set out from the Dutch port of Scheveningen in a rented 110-foot ship bound for Ireland. Lashed to the deck was a shipping container, freshly painted light blue and stocked with packets of mifepristone (which used to be called RU-486) and misoprostol. The pills are given to women in the first trimester to induce a miscarriage. Medical abortion, as this procedure is called, had recently become available in the Netherlands. But use of misoprostol and mifepristone to end a pregnancy was illegal in Ireland, where abortion by any means remains against the law, with few exceptions.

Gomperts is a general-practice physician and activist. She first assisted with an abortion 20 years ago on a trip to Guinea, just before she finished medical school in Amsterdam. Three years later, Gomperts went to work as a ship’s doctor on a Greenpeace vessel. . . . She did some legal and medical research and concluded that in a Dutch-registered ship governed by Dutch law, she could sail into the harbor of a country where abortion is illegal, take women on board, bring them into international waters, give them the pills at sea and send them home to miscarry. . . .

Gomperts no longer works from a boat. Eight years ago she started Women on Web, a “telemedicine support service” for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions. . . . .

Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Persian Gulf, where abortion is either banned or severely restricted. . . .

Gomperts designed her program — based on the radical idea of providing abortions without direct contact with a doctor — for women in countries where abortion clinics are nonexistent or highly restricted. But her model is invigorating abortion rights activists in the United States, where the procedure is simultaneously legal and increasingly hard to access. In their eyes, medical abortion, delivered through a known, if faraway, source, could be a transformative response: a means of access that remains open even when clinics shut.

. . . The F.D.A. approved mifepristone through the seventh week of pregnancy. Many doctors, though, prescribe the medication off label through 10 weeks, based on recent research showing it remains effective. Medical abortion now accounts for approximately a third of all abortion through that period in this country. Ohio and Texas require abortion providers to follow the more restrictive F.D.A. protocol; a similar law will go into effect in Oklahoma in November.

. . . A number of clinics have explored the option of allowing women, particularly those who live in remote areas, to receive the drugs without seeing a doctor in person. . . .

Just as abortion rights supporters have come to appreciate the potential of mifepristone and misoprostol to increase access to abortion, anti-abortion activists have come to grasp the threat it poses. In the last four years, 15 states have blocked medical abortion via telemedicine, requiring doctors to be physically present when patients take their pills. Advocates for laws that limit access to medical abortion, which they call “chemical abortion,” say that the procedure should be restricted to protect the safety of women.

. . . Self-administered abortion is increasingly getting attention in states where clinics are closing, especially in Texas. . . .

To read the entire VERY LONG article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read American Kids Killed by Chemical Weapons: Abortion

From "In Texas, New Doctor-Restrictive Abortion Law Could Kick In Monday" by Carrie Feibel, KUHF posted at Kaiser Health News 8/28/14

The Texas law that passed in 2013 requires doctors who perform abortions to first obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Many clinics, especially rural ones, found it difficult to comply with that rule by the November deadline. The number of Texas clinics that perform abortions has dropped from 41 to 20.

Now the law’s final rule requires doctors’ offices to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers, including an array of rules that govern hallway widths, the presence of showers and lockers, heating and cooling specifications. The rules also require conformance with other construction codes that can cost millions of dollars.

Planned Parenthood’s [Rochelle] Tafolla said only eight clinics in Texas would meet the newest requirement, and they’re all in the major cities: two are in Houston (including Planned Parenthood Gulf Cost), two in San Antonio, two in Dallas, and one each in Fort Worth and Austin.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Federal judge strikes down key part of restrictive Texas abortion law" by Maria L. La Ganga & Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times 8/29/14

[U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, in a 21-page decision,] late Friday struck down two provisions of a Texas law that has already forced the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, granting at least a temporary reprieve to nearly a dozen more facilities that would have otherwise gone out of business Monday.

Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott immediately filed a notice that he would appeal Yeakel’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which has upheld abortion restrictions.

Jonathan Saenz, president of a conservative Austin-based group called Texas Values, said he was disappointed but not surprised, given Yeakel’s record. And he said he was confident that the decision would eventually be overturned by the conservative 5th Circuit.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Texas Abortion Rate Plunges, Liberals Fume

Besides Texas, read how Democrats Restrict Abortion in Louisiana and South Carolina

From "How many abortion clinics does Ohio have?" by Chrissie Thompson, Cincinnati Enquirer 8/29/14

Ohio started 2013 with 14 abortion clinics, but that number started to dwindle once new Republican-authored regulations took effect last fall. The state currently has eight outpatient clinics performing abortions: three in Northeast Ohio, two in Southwest Ohio, one in Toledo and two in Columbus.

The Enquirer reported a ninth clinic last week: Cleveland's Surgi-Center has met the regulatory requirements to perform abortions, but is looking for a new location. So it's not offering abortions, and we won't count it among operating clinics from now on.

Of the remaining eight clinics in Ohio, three are in jeopardy: the two Southwest Ohio facilities, which are seeking approval to stay open, and the one in Toledo, which is in a court battle with the health department.

At issue is a controversial state law, which was updated last year. Abortion clinics in Ohio now must have agreements with private hospitals willing to take abortion patients in an emergency. Many private hospitals are religious and have declined to form the agreements, leaving the clinics seeking an exception to the state law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Ohio Shuts Down Last Abortion Clinic in Toledo

CBS News reports on clinic closings

Saturday, August 30, 2014

To Avoid Rape, Must Videotape — New Calif. Law

Legislation passed this week in California (SB-967), now awaiting Gov. Brown's signature, would enable successful prosecution of male college students for rape in the absence of written consent for sex from the accuser, or video evidence of the accuser giving affirmation of each stage during the sexual encounter.

Simple advice to men:  Don't have sex until you're married; problem solved!

For background on how colleges address rampant sex on campus, click headlines below:

Sex Training Sweeps Campuses on Taxpayers' Dime

Porn Novel for Freshmen Orientation in South Carolina

Hooker, Porn Star Lectures at University of Illinois

Univ. of Minnesota Hires Church Sex Trainers to Teach Orgasm

Orgasm Live Demo in Chicago College Classroom

Bondage-S&M-Sex Student Group OK'd by Harvard

Gay Savage Sells Sex App for Univ. of Oregon to Students

-- From "California passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ bill" by Meredith Clark, MSNBC 8/29/14

The bill passed Thursday, as students begin a new school year and colleges and universities continue to struggle to deal with sexual assault on campus. Many colleges already include affirmative consent, also known as “yes means yes,” in their policies, but the bill would require all schools that receive state funds to use the standard in order to continue to receive money.

The bill defines affirmative consent as “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” It also states that a lack of resistance is not equivalent to an explicit assent, and that consent “must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California bill defines what it means to say ‘yes’ to sex" by Gail Sullivan, Washington Post 8/29/14

. . . The standard would apply to all sexual encounters regardless of whether the parties are having a one-night stand or are in a long-term relationship.

One thing the bill doesn’t say is that affirmative consent must be verbal. The bill’s original language warned “relying solely on nonverbal communication can lead to misunderstanding,” but that language was removed as was the requirement that consent be “unambiguous.” Nonetheless, as Slate’s Amanda Hess pointed out, this fact was lost on commentators, some who lamented the standard would redefine most sex as rape and would require students to agree to a verbal or written contract before sex.

But critics say the proposal unfairly burdens those accused of sexual assault. “How does a person prove they receive consent “shy of having it videotaped,” Joe Cohn, the legislative policy director at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, told Inside Higher Ed. Cohn said the policy reverses the presumption of innocence for the accused, which he called a “dramatic and important shift.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Calif. legislature votes 'yes means yes'" by William M. Welch, USA TODAY 8/28/14

The bill was pushed by Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, a Democrat.

"With this measure, we will lead the nation in bringing standards and protocols across the board so we can create an environment that's healthy, that's conducive for all students, not just for women, but for young men as well too, so young men can develop healthy patterns and boundaries as they age with the opposite sex," de Leon said before the vote.

In anticipation of the legislature's approval, the National Coalition for Men, a non-profit group based in San Diego, posted on its website last week an article urging Brown to veto the legislation.

"It is tragically clear that this campus rape crusade bill presumes the veracity of accusers (a.k.a. 'survivors') and likewise presumes the guilt of accused (virtually all men). This is nice for the accusers – both false accusers as well as true accusers — but what about the due process rights of the accused?,'' wrote Gordon Finley, an adviser to the group and professor emeritus of psychology at Florida International University.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

California School Pushes College-level Porn Sex Ed, Parents Outraged

President Obama Wants an End to Abstinence, Favors Anal Sex

Oral Sex Is the New Goodnight Kiss

Schools Train 12-year-olds in Oral, Anal Sex

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

Illinois Homosexual Teacher Arrested on Child Porn

As school began this week at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, teacher John C. Vastis, 51, was arrested for soliciting a boy to provide pictures and video of himself performing sex acts.
-- Vastis' on-line reaction after viewing boy's video
UPDATE 10/20/14: Gay Pedophile Teacher Says Child Porn OK to View

For background, read Education Experts Say: Relax Parents, Sexting Simply How Kids Flirt Today

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Homosexual Teacher Sexting Boy Resigns, Media Silent

Homosexual Teacher Jailed: Paying Boys to Sext Him

Homosexual Pedophile Teacher Defended by Michigan School

Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

White House Says Gay Recruitment of Kids Successful

Also read the homosexualist who says: We Recruit Kids for Sexual Deviancy

-- From "Middle school teacher charged with manufacturing child pornography" by Jason Meisner & Sally Ho, Chicago Tribune 8/28/14

Reached by telephone, Eli Rogers, the assistant principal of Meridian, said Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 sent a note to parents this morning notifying them of the arrest and providing an anonymous tip line to call with any information.

Vastis, a resident of far northwest suburban Lakemoor who is also known as "Pete," faces a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge of manufacturing child pornography.

The youth, identified in the charges only as "Minor A," told agents that he began communicating via Skype and text messages with an adult he identified as "Pete" in September 2013 when he was 16. Agents later identified Pete as Vastis, the charges alleged.

Vastis was also charged with receiving a video containing child pornography on July 13.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Buffalo Grove teacher facing child porn charges placed on leave" by Ronnie Wachter, Lake County News-Sun  8/28/14

Lakemoor police arrested John C. Vastis, 51, in the early morning hours of Thursday, charging him with two counts of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Chicago district, Vastis coerced a then 16-year-old boy to take sexually explicit photos of himself and send them to Vastis.

According to the release, law enforcement agencies had already been investigating the now 17-year-old male for producing and receiving child pornography himself.

On Thursday afternoon, District 102 Superintendent Theresa Dunkin said the arrest made for a distressing start to the year.

She said Vastis has been placed on investigatory leave; whether he will be paid during that leave will be settled by the School Board. Those discussions will be held in private, Board President Ellyn Ross said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay' and also read Normalization of Pedophilia Urged by Psychiatrists

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jesus Banned from FL School Football, Atheists Win

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation succeeded with its demands that schools in Florida's Seminole and Orange counties forbid praying, Christian behavior, the Bible or mention of God by any parent or citizen anywhere near high school football players.
“The school has said that they don’t allow that and that they would not allow that, and that they know that it’s illegal, so we’re happy with that resolution.”
-- Attorney Andrew Seidel, Freedom From Religion Foundation
UPDATE 1/14/15: Atheists, Satanists Force Bible Ban in Orange County Florida

UPDATE 9/1/14: Thousands vs. Atheists, Prayer at Florida Football

UPDATE 9/26/14: Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Oklahoma School Assures Wisconsin Atheists: No Praying Coaches Here

South Carolina School Bans Jesus from Prayers after Atheists Threaten but another SC School Says Prayer at Board Meetings Won't Stop

North Carolinians Pray at School, Defying Wisconsin Atheists

Georgia Citizens & School Team Up vs. Anti-Prayer Atheists

Saginaw, Michigan Ignores Atheist Threats Against Prayer

Wisconsin Atheists Say: Bar Pastors From Tennessee Schools

Atheists Threaten Mississippi School for Acting Christian

Atheists Attack Christian Kids Club at Portland, Oregon Schools

Atheists Sue Michigan Mayor Who Barred Their Booth

Also read how Atheists Force Christianity out of Private Small Businesses

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-- From "Seminole schools denies allowing chaplains to lead student prayers" by Jeff Allen, Seminole County Reporter, Channel 13 8/27/14

. . . the Freedom From Religion Foundation contacted the Seminole County School’s superintendent this week, accusing Seminole High School of having a volunteer chaplain lead the team in prayer. The foundation said it got complaints from parents.

School officials said they don’t employ chaplains, and prohibit any employees, including coaches, from leading prayer.

We did learn the football team’s head coach, Kerry Wiggins, is . . . an ordained minister.

[Mike Blasewitz, Seminole County Public School’s Executive Director of Secondary Education said,] ". . . that particular coach is a teacher first, a coach second, and if they choose in their own personal life to be a minister on the side, then that’s certainly up to them.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Orange schools ban [volunteer] chaplains at football games" by Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel 8/27/14

In March, the school district's legal department got a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation.

Their letter cited instances of Apopka High School football players praying with Pastor Todd Lamphere of The Venue Church, which meets at Apopka High and two Seminole County public schools.

Last week just before football season began, the Orange schools legal team issued a memo stating that football teams may not have [volunteer] chaplains and that adults may not lead prayers, based on previous court opinions.

Kathy Marsh, a spokesman for the district, said pastors may no longer talk about God, open a Bible or pray with team members. But clergy are still free to attend school sporting events.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Florida school district replaces football chaplains with 'life coaches'" by Todd Starnes, 8/27/14

A spokesperson for Florida's Orange County Public Schools confirmed they have ended the long-standing tradition of having local ministers serve as volunteer chaplains for football teams.

Teachers and coaches “cannot participate in a visible way with the players during student-led prayers,” the [school district lawyer's] memorandum states.

Also, Bible verses and references to the Bible are banned on school property. Bible verses are also prohibited on clothing produced by the school. And songs with religious lyrics may not be used in school-related videos.

The school district’s crackdown on Christianity is a result of a threat filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Instead of standing their ground and defending the volunteer chaplain at Apopka, the school district decided to ban all chaplains.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools in response to the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians and prayer nationwide.

In addition, read U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of public prayer, and read the resulting resurgence in public prayer following the Supreme Court decision.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Atheists Threaten Miss. School for Acting Christian

The American Humanist Association’s (AHA) Appignani Humanist Legal Center, acting on behalf of an anonymous teacher, has given the Jackson (Mississippi) Public Schools two weeks to respond to its 8-page letter addressed to Superintendent Cedric Gray complaining that a school conference for teachers included speakers who prayed and quoted the Bible for the purpose of encouraging and motivating teachers. Unless the school assures the AHA that it will censor all speakers in the future, the AHA promises to sue for damages and attorneys’ fees.

For background, read Georgia Citizens & School Push Back AHA Humanists

Also read Mississippi Religious Liberty Law Infuriates Liberals as well as Prayer Returns to Mississippi Schools Under New Law

-- From "Jackson Public Schools responds to prayer complaint" by Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger 8/26/14

In an email sent Monday evening, JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson stated, "The Jackson Public School District acknowledges receiving a letter from the Appignani Humanist Legal Center regarding events taking place during the 2014 Convocation ceremony. The JPS Legal Department is reviewing the letter and will respond appropriately as needed. The annual Convocation program is a celebratory event intended to invigorate employees with enthusiasm, pride, and excitement for the beginning of a new school year."

The AHA, whose catchphrase is "Good without a God," said they have a client who complained to them about a Christian pastor who [is a school electrician, who] gave a sermon and prayed at the teachers' meetings both in 2013 and 2014. The letter advised [Supt.] Gray that the initial pastor, the Rev. Roy Maine, was not the only one who spoke about Christian values.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Teacher complains about religious content of mandatory JPS meeting" by Brad Conaway, WLBT-TV3 (Jackson, MS) 8/25/14

[The AHA letter] says,"on Aug. 12, 2014, the district hosted a compulsory assembly for public school teachers at the Mississippi Coliseum. A Christian reverend was invited to give the opening prayer at the event. His remarks included Christian prayers, a church-themed call and response with the audience and specific references to Scripture, such as Psalm 23 and 1 Corinthians 4:5. The three hour-long convocation also included other speakers, many of whom made references to Biblical passages, 'Lord' and 'God.'"

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools in response to the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians and prayer nationwide.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ObamaCare Pays for Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda

Husband and father Devin Payne was told by a therapist that he suffered from gender confusion, and so in his early 40s he decided to pretend to be a woman. Now, with the implementation of ObamaCare, thanks to American taxpayers, surgery has been performed to remove his penis and hormones have grown his breasts, but nothing can change his God-given DNA from male to female.  His wife objected to it all, but stuck with him, and recently died from alcohol abuse, and so he's left to "mother" his four children alone.

UPDATE 6/25/15: President Obama's New 'Free' Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda

For background, read how All American Taxpayers Now Fund Elderly Sex Changes and also read how Everyone Pays for 'Gay Fertility' Treatments in California via Health Insurance

UPDATE 9/2/14: President Obama Focuses Taxpayer Resources on Gay Agenda

In addition, read Arizona Court: 'Pregnant Man' Can Divorce 'Wife'

-- From "With Coverage Through Obamacare, Transgender Woman Opts For Surgery" by Anna Gorman, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News 8/25/14

[Palm Springs, California resident Devin] Payne learned in the fall that she might qualify for subsidies through the state’s new insurance marketplace, Covered California, because her income fell under the limit of $46,000 a year. She eagerly signed up in March for a Blue Shield plan for about $230 a month, and began making preparations for the surgery that would change her life.

Among the less-talked-about implications of the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] is the relief it is providing to many transgender people, many of whom are low-income and who have struggled to obtain health coverage.

Without insurance, many people [diagnosed with “gender identity disorder”] were unable to afford the hormones, surgeries and counseling needed to complete their transition. Nor would they have been covered in the event of surgical complications, which can include infections.

Now, federal law prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people, and it bars insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. That makes it possible for more transgender people to purchase private plans. And in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, those with low incomes may get free coverage.

[Payne's] Blue Shield policy said that gender reassignment surgery – which uses existing tissue to construct female genitalia -- could be covered if patients met certain guidelines. For example, she had to be diagnosed with gender identity disorder and have an “expressed desire” to live as a member of the opposite sex.

Conservative and religious groups oppose using government funds for transgender surgeries, questioning whether they are medically necessary, ethical or effective.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’" by Michael W. Chapman, 8/20/14

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr. McHugh. As a result, some states – California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – have passed laws barring psychiatrists, “even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor,” he said.

The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim

In addition, read how public schools indoctrinate children in transsexualism, and read about parents misdirecting toddlers.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Calif. Forces Catholics to Fund Abortion Insurance

The ACLU and abortionists are heralding a decree by California that Catholic universities cannot exclude elective abortion coverage from employee health insurance.  The mandate from the governor's office issued Friday refers to abortion as "a basic health care service" and says that it's unconstitutional to allow Catholics to refuse to pay for mothers to kill their unborn children.
"Pro-life employers have the freedom to choose health insurance plans that do not conflict with their beliefs on the dignity of human life. . . . California cannot be allowed to discriminate against health plans that don't cover elective abortions and force people to purchase coverage that conflicts with their convictions."
-- Catherine Short, Life Legal Defense Foundation
For background, read Media Hides ObamaCare Abortion Lies, Exposed at Supreme Court as well as Catholics Defeat ObamaCare in Court

Also read Everyone Pays for 'Gay Fertility' Treatments in California via Health Insurance

UPDATE 8/26/14: ObamaCare Pays for Sexual Mutilation in California

-- From "California: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions" by The Associated Press 8/23/14

Although the federal Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] does not compel employers to provide workers with health insurance that includes abortion coverage, [Michelle Rouillard,] the director of California's Department of Managed Health Care said in a letter to seven insurance companies on Friday that the state Constitution and a 1975 state law prohibits them from selling group plans that exclude the procedure. The law in question requires such plans to encompass all "medically necessary" care.

Jesuit-run Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University notified employees last fall that they planned to stop paying for elective abortions, but said faculty and staff members could pay for supplemental coverage that would be provided through a third party. The two schools said their insurers, Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser Permanente, had cleared the move with the state.

University employees who objected to the decision and abortion-rights groups lobbied the women' caucus of the California Legislature, which in turn asked Gov. Jerry Brown to clarify and reverse the health care department's determination.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage" by Tracy Seipel, San Jose Mercury News 8/23/14

In her letter, Rouillard said that her department had "erroneously approved or did not object" to discriminatory language that limited or excluded abortion coverage in some health insurance policies that cover "a very small fraction" of health plan enrollees dating back to 2008. The controversy surfaced last year after administrators at Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, both founded by the Jesuit order, decided to drop health insurance coverage of elective abortions.

The decision led to uproar among staff and faculty at each institution, prompting some members to reach out to non-profits like Planned Parenthood for assistance. Those abortion rights advocates in turn contacted the Legislature's Women's Caucus, which sent a letter to Gov. Brown this month asking him to direct the department to change its position about what constitutes a covered abortion.

Spokespeople for both universities on Friday said they are conferring with their insurers, Anthem Blue Cross of California, and Kaiser Permanente, about the decision in order to ensure that the plans at the schools are fully compliant with state and federal law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Calif. Insurers Required To Cover Elective Abortions, DMHC Says" posted at California Healthline 8/25/14

. . . several abortion-rights advocacy groups -- including the American Civil Liberties Union of California, NARAL Pro-Choice California, NHLP, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and the Trust Women: Silver Ribbon Campaign -- wrote, "This clarification about statewide abortion coverage in health plans follows both the spirit and the letter of California law" (NHLP release, 8/22).

However, the antiabortion groups Alliance Defending Freedom and Life Legal Defense Foundation sent a letter to Rouillard on Friday saying that they plan to file a civil rights complaint about the new directive.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Atheists, Liberals Lament Recent Supreme Court Religious Liberty Rulings

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Child Pornography Allowed by Illinois Library Vote

Library trustees in Orland Park, IL voted, again, to allow unfiltered Internet access in the computer lab as a First Amendment right to local perverts, however the revised policy allows librarians to intervene if one patron's masturbation is legitimately disturbing another patron.
"There is no child pornography crisis here."
-- Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Office
[Move along folks, nothing to see here . . .]
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Free Porn is the Law, Say New York City Librarians

Iowa Library Defies Parents to Keep Sex in Library

ACLU Sues to Display Lesbians to Kindergartners in Library

Librarians Hail Kids' Homosexual Indoctrination Books

-- From "Orland library told to revote on Internet access policy" by Dennis Sullivan, Special to the Chicago Tribune 8/15/14

The Illinois attorney general's office has directed the Orland Park Public Library board to revote on public access to online pornography and several other policy changes approved and at a March meeting.

The Attorney General's Public Access Bureau found that the board agenda and elected officials failed to adequately inform the public "of the nature of the matters under consideration and the business being conducted."

The state agency's decision responds to a complaint by Mokena resident Megan Fox who, with Chicago resident Kevin DuJan, has been trying to get the library board to modify policies that allow unrestricted online access, including to pornography, on library computers.

The Orland Park library, with the backing of the American Library Association, has cited the First Amendment as one reason for its policy that does not restrict Internet access in its adult computer area.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Orland Park Public Library keeps Internet access policy" by Mike Nolan, Southtown Star (Chicago Sun-Times) 8/19/14

Before the 4-2 vote, some patrons asked the board to install a filter to prevent people from being able to view pornographic material while online, and two library trustees said they supported the use of filters.

Trustee Dan Drew told his fellow trustees that a firewall or filter “protects us, protects our community,” and that visitors to the library “don’t need to be looking at nasty stuff.”

He was supported by Trustee Julie Ann Craig, who said patrons want “to enjoy and feel comfortable” in the library, and that “my job is to protect the community.”

Board members Beth Gierach, Nancy Healy, Diane Jennings and Denis Ryan voted to continue to allow unfiltered access.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Orland library revotes to keep Internet policy permitting porn" by Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune reporter 8/19/14

In a 4-2 vote, trustees again settled on a compromise: keep Internet access unrestricted in the adult computer lab while strengthening a patron behavior policy to make it easier for librarians to intervene if one patron's computer use disturbs another.

The library's most vocal critics, including Fox and DuJan, have accused library staff and trustees of covering up incidents of public masturbation and child pornography access and supporting policies that make the library unsafe for families.

[Trustee] Jennings said a majority of more than 100 northern Illinois libraries that displayed Internet policies on their websites did not filter Internet access on computers used by adults, according to research by library staff.

"If we could find a filter that covered only child pornography and things considered obscene by local standards, I'd have no hesitation. Unfortunately, no one has come up with that," Jennings said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read
Illinois School Board OKs Kids' Demands for Dirty Book

And read California School Pushes Porn Sex Ed, Parents Outraged

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fired Pregnant Lesbian Sues Mont. Catholic School

Shaela Evenson was artificially impregnated so that she and her lesbian partner, Marilyn Tobin, could birth their first child (which they did on March 7th), but once the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Montana became aware of the pregnancy, Evenson was fired from her teaching position at Butte Central Catholic Schools for breach of contract: not practicing the tenets of the Catholic Church — both at school and in her private life.

For background, read Pennsylvania Catholic School Fires Homosexual Teacher and also read of myriad Christian school firings over immorality issues.

In addition, read California Parents Say: Drop Morals for Catholic School Teachers as well as Gays, Teachers Unions March Against Catholic School Morals

-- From "Teacher Fired for Pregnancy Sues Catholic School" by The Associated Press 8/22/14

Shaela Evenson filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Butte on Thursday, alleging her firing violated federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy . . .

The lawsuit argues that the school district does not investigate male employees and nonpregnant female employees for compliance with Catholic Church teachings.

Evenson's lawyer, Brian Butler, of Cincinnati, won a $170,000 jury award in a similar case in Ohio (Christa Dias). He said the case made it clear that an employer, even a religious institution, cannot require an employee to give up certain civil rights as a condition of employment.

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From "Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Butte Catholic schools" by Montana Standard staff 8/21/14

As a result of the firing [the lawsuit claims], she has incurred damages including lost wages, benefits and emotional distress. She is asking for back pay, compensatory and punitive damages — and a jury trial.

In the summer of 2013, Evenson, who is not married, became pregnant through artificial insemination, court documents show. The lawsuit says the then superintendent of schools for the diocese, Patrick Haggarty, called Evenson into a meeting on Jan. 9. He told her that he and the bishop of Helena had received an anonymous letter stating she was pregnant and not married — a violation of her contract. He suggested she resign; Evenson refused.

On Sunday, Jan. 12, Haggarty sent a letter to Evenson, by email, saying she was immediately terminated for having a child out of wedlock. The letter, in part, said that she violated school and diocese policies, and moral and religious teachings of the Catholic Church.

Evenson contends she was fired because of her sex and pregnancy.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pope Francis opposes same-sex marriage and warns of Satanic homosexual behavior

Friday, August 22, 2014

NY Farmers Guilty & Fined for Being Christian

Cynthia and Robert Gifford make a living by renting out a portion of their principle residence — a barn at their Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, New York (near Albany) — for birthday parties and wedding ceremonies.  However they declined to accept a lesbian couple's "wedding," so the lesbians from Newark, NJ filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights, which found the Giffords guilty of discrimination based on sexual orientation and ordered fines against the Giffords totaling $13,000.

For background, read about states passing religious liberty laws to protect citizens and their businesses from lawsuits by homosexualists and/or fines by courts, and to ensure the free practice of religion without government interferenceIn February 2014, the homosexualists exposed their goal to end religious liberty when they descended on Arizona's legislature.

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

UPDATE 10/19/14: Idaho Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

UPDATE 6/20/15: Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

In addition, read 'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

-- From "N.Y. farm owners fined $13,000 for refusing to host lesbian wedding" by Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times 8/19/14

When Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin asked the Giffords to use the facility for a 2012 wedding, Mrs. Gifford, a Christian, said she could only host their reception on the farm, but not the wedding. Weddings typically are conducted on the first floor of the Giffords’ home, and Mrs. Gifford argued the lesbian wedding would “literally hit too close to home,” RNS reported.

New York City Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Pares ruled that the Giffords’ farm, which is also their home, is a place of public accommodation and is therefore subject to New York’s anti-discrimination laws, RNS [Religion News Service] reported.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "A Win for Gay Rights Over 'Religious Liberty' in New York State" by Mark Joseph Stern, Slate 8/18/14

At the heart of the so-called religious liberty debate lies a very simple question: Do religious people, mainly Christians, hold a special right to defy anti-discrimination ordinances and refuse service to certain people based on their identity?

. . . New York state law bars places of public accommodation from discriminating based on sexual orientation—and the Giffords were quite honest about their reasons for turning away Erwin and McCarthy. As a result, the Giffords must pay a $10,000 fine for violating the law, plus $1,500 to both Erwin and McCarthy for “mental pain and suffering.”

. . . Under anti-discrimination law, when you open your business to the public, you open your business to all of the public. You don’t get to pick out certain classes of people and treat them differently, as the Giffords attempted to do. The Giffords don’t operate a church; they run a business—an LLC, in fact—and they are out to make a profit. If they don’t like following the laws that govern LLCs, they can simply forfeit their profit and establish a house of worship, or close their business to the general public.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Farm owners fined for saying no to lesbian wedding" by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service, Washington Post 8/19/14

“It literally hits close to home,” said the Giffords’ lawyer, James Trainor. He said the farm owners attend a community church and cite their religious belief of marriage between a man and woman for declining to hold a same-sex wedding on their property.

“Liberty Ridge Farm has employed gay people and has conducted events for same-sex couples,” Trainor said. “The Giffords’ objection was to hosting and participating in the wedding ceremony itself and not to providing service in general to lesbians.”

McCarthy asked if it was legal for the farm to have a policy not to have ceremonies on the site, and Gifford responded that it was because “we are a private business,” according to the case.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read that Vice President Biden declared that the Gay Agenda must trump religious beliefs.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

'Bless You' After Sneeze Gets Student Suspended

Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County (Tennessee) High School was suspended after she said "bless you" to a fellow student who sneezed.  The teacher, known to demean Christian students, told her to constrain that kind of talk to church.
“We will not have Godly speaking in my class.”
-- Teacher at high school in Newbern, TN (also serving Dyersburg, TN)
For background, read Tennessee Democrats & Republicans Pass Religious Liberty for Schools

And click headlines below to read previous articles:

God is NOT Your Idol, Says Tennessee Teacher; Michael Jackson Is

Bar Pastors From Tennessee Schools, Say Wisconsin Atheists

Florida Teacher Bans Bible in Free Time, Parents Sue

Texas Teacher Confiscates Bible from Second-grader

First-grade Christian Censored, Pennsylvania School Sued

Christian Girl Muzzled, Sues Kansas City School

Georgia Christian Teachers Muzzled, Citizens Rebel

Also read myriad other examples of
Christian students being muzzled at public schools.

-- From "High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed" posted at CBS News Charlotte 8/20/14

When [Kendra] defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.

But Becky Winegardner, Turner’s youth pastor, disagrees with the school’s actions of in-class suspension.

“There were several students that were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regard to their faith,” Winegardner told WMC. “This was something that had come up previously in the last few weeks just since the beginning of school and I shared with all of those students what their rights were.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Tennessee teen in trouble for saying 'bless you' after sneeze" by The Associated Press 8/20/14

Assistant Principal Lynn Garner on Tuesday said he could not discuss the specifics of what happened, but he said there are "two sides to every story."

Garner also said teachers can set their own classroom rules as long as they are reasonable.

Turner held a news conference on Tuesday at the Dyersburg First Assembly of God to talk about the incident.

"I want God to be able to be talked about in school," she said. "I want them to realize that God is in control and they're not."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "DCHS responds to ISS incident involving student" posted at Dyersburg State Gazette 8/20/14

"[The teacher] asked why I said it, and I told her I was being courteous and she asked me who told me that it was courtesy?" added Turner. "I told her my pastor and my parents taught me to say it."

"I want God to be able to be talked about in school. I want them to realize that God is in control and they're not," said Turner. "I also don't want the teacher being bashed because that's kind of harmful and disrespectful."

The phrase ["bless you"] was listed on the chalkboard as one of several students were not supposed to say during class, according to Turner.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Student punished for saying 'bless you'" by Todd Starnes, 8/20/14

Kendra wrote about her incredible story on Facebook. It was then picked up by the blog and then, as they say these days, the story went viral.

“The assistant principal said if I didn’t want to respect my teacher’s rules then maybe my pastor should teach me because my freedom (of) speech and religion does not work at their school,” she wrote.

Kendra’s pastor [Steven Winegardner] is among those not buying the school’s explanation and he’s taking a public stand in defense of the young girl.

“Christians have been told to be quiet, to shut up,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. Everybody has a right to their beliefs. I’m glad Kendra stood up.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Atheists, Liberals Lament Recent Supreme Court Religious Liberty Rulings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Jersey Boy Returns to Middle School as Girl

During the summer, Brian Pepe and his mother decided that because Brian was diagnosed with mental illnesses that he should show up at Thorne Middle School as a girl named Rachel.  The Middletown (New Jersey) School District initially declined to accept Brian in female attire and makeup, but under public pressure, later agreed that the administration and faculty should undergo Gay Agenda indoctrination (a.k.a. "sensitivity training").
“This is just recently I realized I wanted to be a girl.”
-- 13-year-old Brian Pepe (a.k.a. Rachel)
For background, read President Obama's DOJ Forces Girl into Boys Locker Room and also read Boy, OKd in Girls Restrooms, Harasses Schoolgirls

In addition, read how public schools indoctrinate children in transsexualism, and read about parents misdirecting their children.

And read Exposed: Obama's Gay Agenda for Schools

-- From "New Jersey middle school says transgender teen can't attend as a female" by Nick Vadala, Philadelphia Inquirer 8/18/14

Angela Peters, mother to young Rachel, says the Middletown School District recently informed her that because Rachel's birth certificate lists her name as Brian, it would not be able to identify the student as a female or use her post-transition name. Additionally, the school district reportedly has refused a request for the teen to use a private nurse's bathroom away from the school's public restrooms.

It is, however, illegal in New Jersey to discriminate against a person based upon their gender—an aspect that, coupled with the attention the incident is garnering, has Superintendent William O. George promising to look back into Pepe's case.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "School: Transgender teen can't attend as girl" by Carol Gorga Williams, Asbury Park Press 8/16/14

“He was going to school last year as Brian,” said Angela Peters, Rachel’s mother, adding that her child developed stress-related seizures, depression and panic attacks. “How can I send her back as Rachel? And I am not sending her back as Brian because the depression will start again.”

Rachel’s mother admits she struggles sometimes with knowing what is the right thing to do. While Rachel is young, there will be little talk of hormone shots or surgery. But that is her child’s future, if she wants it.

“We as a district want to do everything we can as a district,” [Supt.] George said. “Every child is different and their education and social and emotional well being is my priority. We will work with them to find the appropriate placement.”

“I support this without interviewing this child. It certainly is reasonable. Children with psycho-sexual issues often benefit from a fresh start at a new school,” he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "State, federal law protects gender identity" by Carol Gorga Williams, Asbury Park Press 8/19/14

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, New Jersey is among more than a dozen states where schools have been protecting transgender students such as Middletown resident Rachel Pepe from harassment or discrimination.

The others are California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

While some states have laws that refer to education specifically, others like New Jersey’s classify public schools as public accommodations where gender identity discrimination is illegal. The Garden State also has ruled that gender identity discrimination laws cover some or all nonsectarian private schools. New Jersey’s bullying provisions also provide some protections.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "A Transgender Student Who Was Reportedly Banned From Her School Receives Good News" by Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post 8/19/14

. . . According to Garden State Equality, [Supt.] George said Middletown Township Public Schools staff would undergo lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sensitivity training.

In April, [President Obama's] U.S. Department of Education clarified that Title IX, the federal legislation that prohibits sex discrimination, extends to transgender students.

"Indeed, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth report high rates of sexual harassment and sexual violence. A school should investigate and resolve allegations of sexual violence regarding LGBT students using the same procedures and standards that it uses in all complaints involving sexual violence," the Education Department's guidelines said.

They continue: "The fact that incidents of sexual violence may be accompanied by anti-gay comments or be partly based on a student's actual or perceived sexual orientation does not relieve a school of its obligation under Title IX to investigate and remedy those instances of sexual violence."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Christian College Wins Transgender Dorm Complaint

And read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ObamaNation: Sexual Deviancy now National Treasure

Too many Americans have little knowledge of American history, but thanks to President Obama's singular focus on the Gay Agenda, Americans will be thoroughly propagandized by the Smithsonian Institution, which was established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge."
"The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a long tradition of documenting the full breadth of the American experience and what it means to be an American. The [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] LGBT narrative is an important part of that American story . . . It is a tale of struggle and accomplishment as the nation strives to fulfill its ideals. . . . our mission [is] to help the public understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future."
-- John Gray, museum director
For background, read ObamaNation: Homosexual Victory 'Pride Parades' and Building Alters of Worship to Sexual Deviancy

Also read Media Admit Gay Agenda Propaganda

In addition, read President Obama Favors the One Percenters (Homosexuals)

-- From "Smithsonian Expands Collection of LGBT Artifacts" by Dan Kedmey, Time Magazine 8/19/14

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced Tuesday a significant expansion to its collection of artifacts documenting the history of America’s sexual minorities.

A donation from the TV show Will and Grace kicks off a wider effort to document the history of sexual orientation

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection" by Brett Zongker, Associated Press 8/19/14

[Will and Grace] creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. . . . Kohan told The Associated Press the Smithsonian's interest in the show featuring gay principal characters was a validation they never dreamed about when the sitcom began airing in 1998.

"These particular guests that were invited into people's living rooms happened to be your gay friends," Kohan said. "I don't think people really had the opportunity to have that before, and it served to, I think, make people recognize that your close friends were gay."

The donation is part of larger effort to document gay and lesbian history, an area that has not been well understood at the museum. Curators are collecting materials from LGBT political, sports and cultural history objects from Arizona to Maryland.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center" by Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun 8/19/14

Officials at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will accept the archival materials from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), and add them to its growing collection of items documenting LGBT history. . . .

The museum is located near the Washington Monument on the National Mall, at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in northwest Washington. Its LGBT collection has been displayed to commemorate various occasions, including anniversaries of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City against police harassment, which are widely considered to be a jumping-off point for broader gay rights activism in the country.

. . . David Huebner and his spouse Duane McWaine will be in attendance [at the ceremony]. Huebner is the former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa and was the first openly gay ambassador in the Obama administration. The couple are donating their diplomatic passports and other items to the museum's collection.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 4th Circuit Judge Says Incest 'Marriage' Next -- It's the New Gay

And read President Obama's "Justice" Department Forces Sexual Deviancy on Employees

In addition, read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians