Same-Sex Marriage
and Homosexuality in General

The people who believe that children should be raised by a father and a mother are now called "bigots".  The people who believe that homosexuality is a sin are now facing a flood of Hollywood propaganda, and their children are being taught to accept homosexuality as normal in the public schools.

Homosexual activism is one of the main components in any discussion of our rapidly deteriorating American culture.  Until 1973, homosexuality was on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental disorders.*  (Has psychiatry changed, or it is merely a reflection of the modern political climate?)

Homosexuality is especially repugnant because it is being proudly promoted by militant activists.  Even in Sodom and Gomorrah, they didn't have parades to show off their sin.  And why do you suppose Sodom and Gomorrah were firebombed by God himself?  Throughout 6,000 years of recorded history, homosexuality was universally recognized and condemned as perversion — until the last half of the 20th century, when it was incrementally popularized by television:  first as a humorous and harmless aberration, then as an "alternative lifestyle," and more recently as a normal and natural way of life.

Laws written to punish "hate crimes" have been put in place to prohibit public denunciation of homosexuality and eliminate reasoned rebuttal.  Canada is way ahead of the United States on this path.  The prosecution of hate crimes will expand to include all dissent and rhetoric opposing homosexual behavior, on the internet, in print, and especially in church pulpits.  In other words, web pages like this one will soon be illegal.

The acceptance of homosexuality as normal behavior is merely a tool in an ongoing campaign to eliminate Christianity.  Surprisingly, those who advocate homosexuality have no quarrel with Islam, which is completely unforgiving of homosexuals.  It's all about outlawing the free exercise of Christianity.

To make this page load more quickly, the information about same-sex marriage, and the proposed Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, excluding all other combinations, has been moved to this page.

Subtopic:  Same-sex marriage activists lash out at Chick-Fil-A.

The Bible clearly condemns all sexual behaviors outside of marriage between one man and one woman.   Homosexual behavior is explicitly condemned in both the Old and New Testaments as an abomination and a violation of God's standards for sexuality. We oppose the normalization of sodomy as well as cross-dressing and other deviant sexual behaviors in our culture.



Background, overview and recap articles:


"If a Person's Genitals Do Not Determine Their Gender, How Does Removing Them Change Their Gender?".  The Transgender agenda is a thing with no foundation, no rules, no guardrails. becasue it can't have any.  And yet it does.  LGBTQIA+- or BIPOC people are victims unless they vote the wrong way or use incorrect words.  At that point, you can mistreat them at will.  So it's not about sex or gender.  It is like every other group to which the Left panders.  Politics and ideology define you.  Outside of that truth, everything else is made of quicks that swallow everything, but can it swallow this?  "If a person's genitals do not determine their gender, how does removing them change their gender?"  Why do men who say they are women dress as the caricatures women have sought to liberate themselves for decades?  And why isn't this parody scorned like blackface or cultural appropriation?  Why do these men play-acting as women act like the Hollywood stereo-typical bubble-headed bleach blonde?  Why does this subculture advocate giving children gender-bending drugs that can kill them under the guise of keeping them from killing themselves when nearly half the kids treated (far more than if you left them alone) will try to kill themselves when you're done?

'Pride' is Nothing to Celebrate.  In his seminal work Mere Christianity, the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis describes "pride" as "the Great Sin," "the essential vice," "the utmost evil." [...] Thus, I suppose it is rather fitting that the "official" celebration of the evil LGBT agenda is called "Pride Month."  Few things today more encompass the wretched display of pride than what is exhibited when those under the throes of the LGBT agenda are unashamedly and boldly "out of the closet."  Why was it — as this is typically no longer the case — that those with homosexual attractions had to come "out of the closet?"  It was because to act on those attractions was often illegal, and — or at least — typically frowned upon by society at large.  Why was homosexual behavior so stigmatized?  Because it was once largely (and rightly) viewed as "unnatural" and immoral.

Politically incorrect unmentionables about the Nashville school slaughterer.  According to Nashville "police spokesperson (sic) Kristin Mumford," Hale "was assigned female at birth.  Hale did use male pronouns on a social media profile."  Hmmm... wrong.  Hale, or anyone else, was not arbitrarily "assigned female at birth" by medical personnel tossing coins in the air with heads a girl, tails a boy.  This so called concept of gender "assignment at birth" is a relatively recent word play development to align with contemporary fashionable — by some — concepts of gender; scientifically they are questionable.  At best.  Mostly they are just wrong.  Hale's sex was revealed when she was born and medical personnel carefully looked for external identifiers at the area between her legs. [...] Sex itself is determined at conception when the xy chromosome sperm from a male penetrates the female xx chromosome egg.  DNA is forever.  Surgically removing external sex characteristics such as breasts or penis and/or injecting hormones of another sex into an individual, which while causing external changes, does not alter the basic sex DNA of an individual.

Trans activism is sexist and delusional.  What is a woman?  A defining question of our times, and the title of a now infamous documentary indicating the breadth of the political chasm dividing us here in the West.  Here is an answer, summarising current scientific understanding and coming from a research psychologist and clinician.  Let's start with the basics. [...] Sperm and egg are sexually differentiated; the 40 trillion cells that make up the human body each have a nucleus containing 23 paired chromosomes.  Every single cell (with some minor exceptions) in a woman is female, and every single cell in a man male.  Physiological differences between the sexes, in addition to those that obtain at the cellular level, are manifold.  Human males and females differ, on average, in hormonal function, brain organisation, height, weight, strength, endurance, facial features and patterns of bodily hair, to take some obvious examples.  But the differences are not limited to the physical.  Men and women differ enough in temperament so that they can be distinguished with about 75% accuracy on that basis alone.  If differences in interest are taken into account, that distinction becomes even more accurate.  Such temperamental and interest differences are also larger, not smaller, in more gender-neutral societies, a strong indication of their biological basis.

Transgender medical care is unethical pseudoscience.  I am a pediatric neurosurgeon with 35 years of experience in patient care and teaching, and I am deeply disturbed by two aspects of gender medicine, especially gender medicine for children.  First, gender medicine is the only medical specialty that is based not on medical science but on ideological pseudoscience.  Transgender activists assert that women can become men and men can become women — 'a trans-man is a man, and a trans-woman is a woman' — and that gender identity is 'assigned' by doctors at birth.  Neither of these assertions is true.  Sexual identity is established at conception, it is binary (we are either male or female), and it is permanent.  Sexual identity is recognized at birth.  Sexual identity never changes and can never change.  A 'trans-man' is not a man.  A trans-man is a woman who wants to be a man.  Every cell in her body is female, every cell in her body was female when she was conceived, and every cell in her body will be female for her entire life.  Transgender medical treatment with hormones or surgery don't change her female sexual identity.  She can play the role of a man — with the help of cosmetics, apparel, hormones or surgery, she can look and act (somewhat) like a man, but she is a woman and always will be a woman.  Second, gender medicine is the only medical specialty in which doctors deliberately provide treatments that damage or destroy the normal organs of children.  Gender medicine entails the administration of puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones as well as so-called 'top surgery' and 'bottom surgery', which are operations that remove the breasts of girls, place breast implants in boys and amputate the genitals of boys and girls.

Gender Jesuits.  Human sexual dimorphism — the predictable and consistent physical differences between males and females — is undeniable.  Ironically, even trans activists acknowledge this fact when they seek to use surgery and psychotropic drugs to modify their bodies to resemble the opposite sex.  That they can't get past nature is not surprising since the categories of male and female are mutually exclusive.  No matter how close a male gets to female morphology, there is an infinitely deep chasm between the two categories.  While both men and women feature a wide spectrum of every trait, at no point do these differences cross over into the other sex.

Female Is A Fact.  Our biological gender is determined at conception, depending on whether the sperm that fertilizes the egg contains an X or a Y chromosome.  Everything biological about us is determined at that point, and only awaits the appropriate time to be expressed.  Sexual structures in the body can be initially observed at about six weeks, with development complete at 13 weeks of gestation.  Maturation of sexual characteristics is completed during puberty.  We continue to change throughout our lives.  Truly we are wonderfully and fearfully made.  Barring abnormalities, genetic or environmental accidents, female humans are born with biological structures designed for maturing ova, gestating new humans, and nursing babies.  And of course, with the blueprints for female secondary sexual characteristics.  Immature female humans are girls; mature female humans are women.  Seems silly to say all this, but precise language is called for here.  Female is a fact.  Every cell in our bodies carries our genetic print.  Our 30 trillion cells each hold DNA made from more than 3 million base pairs that contain around 30,000 genes that express us biologically.  You, the "you" that is conscious of you, were born with a body that is either female or male.  You are either a girl or a boy, a woman or a man.  Only two ways about it.

Endocrine Society Scientific Statement: 'Two Sexes,' Male and Female.  The Endocrine Society, an international organization of over 18,000 endocrine clinical specialists and researchers, has released a scientific statement that asserts there are only two sexes — male and female — and that biological sex is measurable and is to be differentiated from gender identity.  The society explained in a press release that "biological sex is often confused with gender in our society," and asserted:  ["]The two sexes are differentiated as females, who have ovaries and produce eggs, and males, who have testes and produce sperm.  In mammals, females typically have XX chromosomes and males typically have XY chromosomes.  All sex differences in the zygote, or fertilized egg, stem from harboring two different sex chromosomes.  Both sexes have all classes of reproductive hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, albeit at different levels.  Differences in sexual development may result in a person's biological sex not aligning with these traditional definitions.["]

The 'Transgender' Endgame.  First of all, let it be noted the lightning speed in which we've descended down this wicked slope.  With nothing in science or morality to back the notion that "gender is a spectrum" or that one can actually "transition" from one sex to another, in less than a decade we've gone from the foolish and evil notion that marriage is whatever we define it to be to sex (gender) is whatever we define it to be.  As is the case with same-sex "marriage," children are again victims.  Not only children, but parents of vulnerable and deceived children are victims as well.  In early 2019, in Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute, five mothers anonymously published their concerns over their supposed "transgender" children. [...] [W]hat we are dealing with here is not mere mental illness.  This is evil — pure and simple evil right out of the pit of hell.  We will not win this fight unless it is dealt with as such.

Thankful for Signs of Challenging Cultural Insanity.  Decent people do not want to be thought of as bigoted.  Once LGBTQ activists successfully sold their absurd lie that anyone who does not bless the LGBT lifestyle is a bigot, it was game over.  When liberal activists on the Supreme Court redefined marriage, they wrongfully gifted homosexual behavior the same anti-discrimination protection as blacks.  Identical twins share the exact same DNA.  If homosexuality were genetic, if one identical twin is homosexual, 100% of the time, the other twin would be also.  Research on identical twin males found that when one identical twin was homosexual, 48% of the time, his identical twin was not.  This proves that homosexuality is not genetic.  In other words, the LGBTQ narrative, "I was born this way," is propaganda.

The Truth About Deviants and Deviance.  [Scroll down]  In contrast to polygamy and concubinage, God held a zero-tolerance policy for some other sexual sins, including homosexuality and bestiality.  Indeed, Leviticus chapter 18 provides the specific list of sexual and sex-related sins that were not only capital crimes, but His specific justification for purging the Canaanites from the Holy Land. [...] These particular sins deviated so far from His One Flesh Paradigm that God would not tolerate them.  And of these sins, male homosexuality was singled out for special emphasis, being the first form of sexual sin in the Leviticus 18 list to be designated "toeva" (abomination), the harshest term of condemnation in the Hebrew language.  God's consistent warning from Genesis to Revelation that this specific sexual sin would always draw His wrath is one of the clearest teachings of the Bible for those brave enough to accept it: [...] This is why homosexuals have accurately been called "deviants" from time immemorial, and why authentic Christianity never condones or accommodates homosexuality or any of the sexual sins God condemns.

Doctor Sends Breathtaking Letter to Houston Mayor About 'Gay Rights Parade'.  The LGBTQ is a political movement.  The goal of the homosexual political movement is to pass laws that force businesses, schools, governments, churches, and every person, against their will, to accept, affirm and celebrate those who promote and participate in homosexual behavior.  They want homosexuals and other sexual immoral individuals to be granted minority status based upon the fact that they have chosen to commit immoral sexual actions.  No one should be granted minority status based upon their chosen behavior, whether its moral or immoral.  The homosexual political movement wants the LGBTQ curriculum to be taught to children, starting in kindergarten.  The purpose of this is to desensitize children to their aberrant, perverse and evil actions, so that they can more easily recruit them into their lifestyle.  They promote Drag Queen Story Time for children 10 and under in public libraries.  These drag queens who read to children are despicable pedophiles.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm.  [Scroll down]  Dr. Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of American College of Pediatricians, explained that if a brain was born the wrong sex due to factors before birth, every single identical twin would have the same gender identity every time.  They do not.  Identical twins have identical DNA.  Therefore, if transgenderism were in the genes, 100% of the time, both twins would be either transgender or non-transgender.  Studies show that if one twin is transgender, 72% of the time the other twin is normal.  This proves that post-birth events primarily impact your identity.  In other words, transgenderism is a mental disorder.

Leftism: High on Buzzwords, Low on Thought.  "Homophobia" is a rickety neologism intended to encompass virtually every variety of analysis of that leftist insistence that homosexuality and its offspring "transgender" and so forth have no problems.  In fact, there are at least three different and usually conflicting approaches to this issue.  Judaism and Christianity in their historic forms consider homosexuality a sin.  Darwinists, who disagree with Judaism and Christianity in almost every respect, find homosexuality, which dramatically diminishes natural procreation, to be an evolutionary dead end.  Psychologists, decades ago, considered homosexuality a disorder.  Why, then, lump all these reactions into a single "homophobia" label?  It prevents any real serious analysis or reflection.

How Do Liberals Flunk Science?  Let Us Count the Ways.  [T]here are only two sexes:  male and female.  There is no such thing as a "gender spectrum." [...] In 1993, when the journal Science published a study by Dean Hamer (et al.) that strongly suggested the existence of a gene for homosexuality, an eager and complicit media celebrated.  National Public Radio trumpeted the findings.  Newsweek's cover asked, "Gay Gene?"  The Wall Street Journal announced, "Research Points toward a Gay Gene..."  The New York Times noted, "Report Suggests Homosexuality Is Linked to Genes." However, noted psychiatrist, physicist, and author (Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth) Jeffrey Satinover concluded that "the Hamer study is seriously flawed."  Many genetic researchers also quickly took issue with Hamer's study.  Yet the myth grew.  Today, it is commonplace for liberals in the media, Hollywood, and like-minded politicians again to ignore the real science and perpetuate the falsehood that homosexuality is strictly genetic.

The science is settled.
Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: 'Transgendered Men Don't Become Women,' They Become 'Feminized Men,' 'Impersonators'.  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, said it is a scientific fact that "transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men."  All such people, he explained in an article for The Witherspoon Institute, "become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they 'identify.'"  Dr. McHugh, who was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 26 years, the medical institute that had initially pioneered sex-change surgery — and later ceased the practice — stressed that the cultural meme, or idea that "one's sex is fluid and a matter of choice" is extremely damaging, especially to young people.

Gender Dysphoria in Children.  Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex.  When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence.  Currently there is a vigorous, albeit suppressed, debate among physicians, therapists, and academics regarding what is fast becoming the new treatment standard for GD in children.  This new paradigm is rooted in the assumption that GD is innate, and involves pubertal suppression with gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists followed by the use of cross-sex hormones — a combination that results in the sterility of minors.  A review of the current literature suggests that this protocol is founded upon an unscientific gender ideology, lacks an evidence base, and violates the long-standing ethical principle of "First do no harm."

Transgender Identification Position Statement.  CMDA affirms the historic and enduring Christian understanding of humankind as having been created male and female.  We live in a fallen world (Genesis 3), and we are all fallen creatures with a sinful nature (Romans 3:9-12).  The fall is expressed in nature and in humanity in many ways, including sexuality.  Confusion of gender identity is but one example of the fall, as are also marital breakdown and sexual immorality (Romans 1:24-32; Ephesians 5:3).  A lifestyle that is directed by pursuing sexual desires or governed by personal sexual fulfillment misses the divinely ordained purpose of sex, which is for procreation and for facilitating unity in the lifelong commitment of marriage between one man and one woman, which fosters a secure and nurturing environment for children and which reflects the unity of Christ and the church (Exodus 20:1-18; Leviticus 20:10-21; Romans 1; Ephesians 5:23-33).

Gender ideology has no basis in science and harms all children.  [Scroll down to Page 9.]  The physicians also refuted the claim that 'transgenderism' is innate, and likewise asserted in their statement that it has no basis in science.  The idea that a child with gender dysphoria is born with a brain that is of the opposite sex of the body is a "fanciful claim," they said, one that is "biologically impossible," and which persists in the culture despite scientific objections by medical experts and researchers.  Noting that every cell of the human body contains identical copies of a person's sex chromosomes, they stated that the brains of biologically normal infants are imprinted prenatally by their own endogenous sex hormones at eight weeks of age.  "Every infant boy is born with a brain imprinted by testosterone; every infant girl is born with a brain imprinted by estrogen," they wrote.  "Brain studies of transgender adults that purport to show differences in brain microstructures are of notoriously poor quality and more than likely reflect the fact that long-term transgender behavior alters brain microstructures."  They also noted that the latter is known as the well-established phenomenon of neuroplasticity, whereby behavior alters the chemical and physical structure of the brain.


Timely news and commentary:


The Problem With Pride.  LGBT Pride Month isn't until June, but planning is well underway. [...] Nothing good ever comes from pride.  "Pride leads to every other vice:  it is the complete anti-God state of mind," wrote Oxford scholar and Cambridge Professor C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity.  If you think that's a harsh assessment of pride, Reformed Christian theologian, R.C. Sproul, Jr. took the issue back to its biblical core.  "Pride is what brought the devil down in the first place.  It is then the root sin of sin, both for him and for us."  Many Christians believe pride is the single worst sin, and in truth, we all suffer from it.  It's a spiritual affliction that's impossible for us to cure or escape.  "There is nothing into which the heart of man so easily falls as pride," said 19th-century pastor Charles Spurgeon.  Regarded by many as the Prince of Preachers, Spurgeon observed, "There is no vice which is more frequently, more emphatically, and more eloquently condemned in Scripture."

Texas surgeon likens 'gender-affirming care' to lobotomies: 'In no way is this medicine'.  A whistleblower who exposed a children's hospital for lying about prescribing puberty blockers to children likened sex-change surgeries and hormone treatments to lobotomies, a procedure he noted society eventually came to view as "barbaric."  General surgeon Dr. Eithan Haim spoke at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference during a panel titled "Genesis 1:27," named after the Bible verse that states God created men and women in "his own image."  Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project, also appeared on the panel, while Daily Caller reporter Meg Brock served as the moderator.  During the panel, Haim discussed how he blew the whistle on the Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital, where he completed his surgical residency.  The doctor provided journalist Christopher Rufo with internal documents showing that the hospital was continuing to conduct so-called "gender-affirming services" on minors despite telling the public it had paused such procedures.  Haim said that after he exposed the hospital, federal agents showed up at his door to tell him that he was now under criminal investigation for his actions.

Illinois Bill [Would] Make It 'Child Abuse' For Parents To Object To Gender Transitioning Of Kids.  A bill introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives would legally define it as 'child abuse' for parents to object to gender transitioning of their children by way of puberty blocking, cross sex hormones or surgery.  The legislation, Bill 4876, introduced earlier this month, would also protect doctors from liability should they decide to prescribe those treatments to children who have not gotten parental consent.  The legislation would also allow for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to take children away from their parents for opposing such procedures.  [Tweet]

Researchers: No Proof Transitioning a Kid Reduces Suicide, Probably Makes it Worse.  Gender warriors like to tell us that if we don't transition children at the first sign that they might be "in the wrong body" — and they are the judge, jury and chief executive of what the signs are (as opposed to parents) — they will be more likely to try and kill themselves.  That's a lie.  "There are no long-term studies demonstrating benefits nor studies evaluating risks associated with the medical and surgical interventions provided to these adolescents.  There is no long-term evidence that mental health concerns are decreased or alleviated after 'gender affirming therapy.'"  The one study the groomers do quote [University of Washington-Seattle], doesn't tell us what they claim.

There Can't be a 'Trans Genocide' — Because 'Trans' People Don't Exist.  "Gender dysphoria" used to be "Gender Identity Disorder" (and should be "Sexual Identity Disorder") until that was deemed "stigmatizing" to the disordered.  Whatever you call it, however, just as gender dysphoria involves the sense that one is stuck in the body of the "wrong" sex, species dysphoria involves the sense that one is stuck in the body of the "wrong" species.  Examples of people claiming animal status were Texas girl "Wolfie Blackheart," Norwegian woman "Nano" (who claimed she was a cat) and members of the groups known as "otherkin," "therians" and "furries."  What percentage of these people are just role-playing or looking for attention, and how many actually believe they're animals, is not the point.  It is, rather, that virtually all of us recognize this as, depending on the case, either a psychological or spiritual/cultural problem.  We also know that you can't be "trans-species" because changing your species is impossible; a corollary of this is that since trans-species creatures do not exist, they cannot be driven to extinction.

Privacy Is a Fundamental Value.  The administrative class delights in imposing its views on the rest of us, especially when it involves our private lives.  Small businesses are made to prepare wedding cakes for gays; young children are forced to study sexual practices from which they ought to be shielded; workers are made to attend classes on DIE in which, if they are white, they are accused of racism and exploitation, even as they are the ones being exploited by racism.  We live in a world turned upside-down, and it can only end in chaos.  For the woke class that now governs our country, it's not enough that gays and transgenders, now treated as minorities and thus victims, are granted complete equality and full human rights.  What they seem to want, and what the administrative class imposes on the rest of us, is superiority and oppression of others who are straight.  Everything gays and transgenders demand is granted by administrators, judges, corporate leaders, and politicians who are afraid to refuse them because of the stigma of seeming to be "anti"-minority.  Even when it imposes harm on the rest of society, the wishes of gays and transgenders come first.

Finally! A swim mom speaks out about perversity in the pool!.  Astute viewers of Rebel News are no doubt aware that the Nicholas Cepeda fiasco continues to fester.  Cepeda is the 50-year-old man who "identifies" as a 13-year-old girl (his alias is Melody Wiseheart), and claims he's a "transwoman."  This charade allows Cepeda to swim and change and shower with REAL teenage girls.  It's gross.  But even more gross is the fact that this gender-bending grifter is being accommodated by the authorities.  [Video clip]  Apparently, Cepeda is an example of diversity, equity and inclusion — at least according to Canada's human rights tribunals (which identify as kangaroo courts). Indeed, swimming's international governing body, World Aquatics, decreed last year that trans swimmers must swim in a "other" category — not that any trans swimmers showed up to compete at the World Swimming Championships last October in Berlin, Germany.  Golly, why would that be?  Maybe for some of these creeps it's less about competing in the pool and more about getting into the changeroom and shower?  Then again, maybe we have it all wrong.  Maybe there is a valid reason why a 50-year-old male should be deemed a teenage female.  But Swim Ontario won't respond to our questions.

Report: Female Church Shooter Formerly Identified as 'Jeffery'.  The female shooter who attacked Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church has been identified as 36-year-old Genesse Moreno, who KHOU 11 noted "previously identified as Jeffery Escalante."  KHOU 11 indicated that they discovered the references to Jeffery Escalante during a Texas Department of Public Safety Records search on Moreno.  The station also found her prior arrest records, including "arrests... [for] failure to stop and give information, assault of a public servant, assault causing bodily injury, forgery, possession of marijuana, theft, evading arrest unlawful carrying weapon."  Breitbart News did a follow-up search of the Texas Department of Public Safety Records and found that in one entry, the name appeared as "Jeffrey" instead of "Jeffery."

Trans Daycare Molester Scores Plea Canceling Prison Time.  A prosecutor is defending the decision to sign off on a plea deal getting a "transgender" convicted of sexually molesting an infant out of prison time.  The Spectator had the exclusive Feb. 9 on McCracken County Commonwealth's attorney Dan Boaz's excuses about the plea bargain.  According to Boaz, the 300+ days the sexual criminal already served in jail was sufficient punishment, versus the 12-month sentence he received after pleading guilty.  "Maria" Childers, a biological male who pretends to be a woman, was charged with "one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under twelve and three counts of first-degree criminal abuse of a child under twelve."

Pedophile Gets Lenient Sentence for Being Transsexual.  It isn't only in the USA that transsexuals are rewarded for their politically favored perversion with kid glove treatment from the legal system after committing crimes against children.

WHO Quietly Admits There's No Solid Scientific Backing For Giving Children 'Gender Affirming Care'.  The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it would not be issuing recommendations on "gender affirming care" for children or adolescents, citing the lack of scientific literature addressing it.  The WHO is in the process of developing guidelines for the "health of trans and gender diverse people," but has declined to extend those guidelines to people under the age of 20, according to a Jan. 15 document released by the agency.  Scientific findings on the long-term consequences of child sex changes are "limited and variable," according to the WHO.  "The scope will cover adults only and not address the needs of children and adolescents, because on review, the evidence base for children and adolescents is limited and variable regarding the longer-term outcomes of gender affirming care for children and adolescents," the document reads.  The WHO defines anyone between the ages of 10 and 19 as an adolescent, according to its website.

The Meaningless Incoherence Of "LGBTQ+".  A decade ago, the term "LGBTQ+" — even just "LGBT" — was a bit of a novelty.  Now, as you are no doubt aware, it's ubiquitous, routinely used by the MSM and even Donald Trump.  Some go further.  The official White House term is now "LGBTQI+" (the "I" is for "intersex."), an acronym President Biden usually struggles to get right.  I don't blame him.  Justin Trudeau's mangling of it is a comedy classic.  It sounds at times like a new TV streaming service for gays.  But it's here now — and everywhere.

Sodomite Crime Spree, Just This Week:  And They Wanted You To Believe That They Were The Victims.  [Scroll down]  Don't rejoice quite yet due to the fact that in the state of Maine they are now trying to usurp parental authority in a new proposed bill, in which they want you to believe that they have the authority (The state has NO children) in taking custody of a child if the parents oppose alleged sex change surgery and the chemical castration of their offspring.  This is criminal at every level.  [Tweet]  Yet, they say that it has never been about the kids.  I am here to tell you that is what it has always been about, just look to their crimes.  You know them by their fruit (Matthew 7:16-20).

A Government that Sows Division and Subsidizes Madness.  If I believe myself to be a fork, must society be made to agree? [...] Of course not.  Then why should a man in makeup and a dress be given extra legal rights to sue anyone who sees through his delusions?  Why should rational men be expected to allow mentally unstable men to use public restrooms with their wives and daughters?  Why should parents be expected to entrust their children's welfare with psychologically troubled men who have sought out jobs at schools, amusement parks, and daycares?  Why would government agents intervene to support the fantasies of people inclined to mutilate their bodies and traumatize others with their deceptions?  How can any government maintain its legitimacy for long when it embraces insanity as reality and condemns reality as imaginary? [...] Now refusing to play along can get one sacked.  How long before those who should be committed to mental institutions instead commit sane people for not sufficiently pretending to believe in things that are not true?  When the choice is between reality and a paycheck, desperate people will accept insane things to get paid.

Nikki Haley:  The Republican candidate for Democrats.  One of the great dividing lines between conservatives (and sane people) and Democrats/leftists (and delusional people) is so-called transgenderism.  Conservatives and sane people understand that a minute percentage of the population is born intersex, which means that, while they are genetically one sex, they may have some of the sexual organs of the opposite sex.  Conservatives and sane people also understand that, throughout history, there have been men and women who wish they were members of the opposite sex.  These people are very sad.  The ones who actually believe that they are members of the opposite sex are mentally ill, which is even more sad.  But the most important thing conservatives and sane people understand is that biological reality is binary.  Men and women are both subsets of the human species, but they are entirely separate when it comes to sexual identity.  There are effeminate men, but they're still men.  Likewise, there are masculine women, but they are still women.

Risky Questions:  Are Most 'Trans Kids' Really Just Gay?  At Townhall, Jeff Davidson asks the question that will still probably get you thrown off of some social media platforms and canceled in impolite leftist society.  But it's one that has been raised before, including among less politically driven medical professionals.  To listen to all of the activists and read the figures being tossed around, you could easily be led to believe that we are in the midst of a pandemic of gender dysphoria cases around the country and much of the Western world, particularly among youths.  Young people are "coming out" and "identifying" as the opposite sex, nonbinary, genderqueer, or whatever the flavor of the week is at the moment.  How is this spreading so quickly when actual, diagnosed cases of gender dysphoria were as rare as hen's teeth barely a decade ago?  What if most of these young people aren't actually gender dysphoric at all?  What if the majority of them are just gay and they either haven't realized it yet or haven't come to terms with it?

A Culture in Collapse.  Did anyone in, say, 2004 believe that in just twenty years, the Left would try to mainstream the previously rare medical malady of gender dysphoria into a transgendered civil rights issue by insisting on three rather than two sexes?  Would anyone have believed that leftists, gays, and feminists would have done their best to destroy a half-century of female athletic achievement by allowing biological males to compete in women's sports and thereby erase the record performances of three generations of women?  Would anyone have believed that a feminist and accomplished swimmer like Riley Gaines would be cornered, swarmed, threatened, and barricaded in at a university for the crime of daring to state the obvious: that transgendered women are still, in terms of their musculoskeletal physiques and frames, males and thereby have no business competing in women's sports?  Would anyone have believed that a gay senate aide would have engaged in passive, unprotected sex in a public and hallowed Senate chamber, filmed in graphic detail his act of sodomy, had it circulated among friends and social media, and then, when outrage followed, claimed victimhood by accusing those offended of being homophobic toward him and his active homosexual partner?

Iowa school shooting results in 'multiple gunshot victims,' gunman dead.  A 17-year-old student armed with two firearms and a makeshift explosive device opened fire inside his rural Iowa high school on the first day back from winter break Thursday — killing a sixth grader and injuring five others, before turning the gun on themself [sic], officials said.  Gunman Dylan Butler posted an ominous message on TikTok saying "now we wait" shortly before his bloody 7:47 a.m. rampage at Perry High School, according to state police and published reports.

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The English language does not include the word themself.  The perpetrator is identified in the headline as a gunman, and the writer uses third person singular masculine pronouns in the first two sentences, so where does themself come from?

Maybe this will explain the pronoun confusion:
The Iowa School Shooter Was an LGBTQ+ Activist.  A school shooting occurred in Iowa on Thursday morning.  According to reports, the shooter injured at least three people before turning the gun on himself.  We all know how Democrats love to weaponize school shootings and use them as a pretext for passing more gun control, but something tells me that this shooting will be memory-holed rather quickly.  Why?  Because of the shooter, who has been identified as Dylan Butler. [...] At the moment, it doesn't appear that local law enforcement has tied Butler to the LGBTQ community, but according to his social media accounts, he appeared to have been an LGBTQ activist and part of that community.  His social media accounts include pride flag emojis, transgender flag emojis, transgender slogans, and even a Reddit post where he implied that he wanted to transition.

Or, to put it even more clearly...
Iowa School Shooter Was a "Deeply Disturbed" Trans-Gender-Fluid.  The trans-gender-fluid person who killed one student, a 6th grader, and injured five at Perry High School in Iowa also killed himself with a single gunshot wound to the head.  One of the injured students is in critical condition.  He is identified as student Dylan Butler, 17, who is tied to "genderfluid" and "transitioning" social media posts.  An investigation is ongoing, and officers from federal, state, and local agencies are working on the incident.  Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt said the shooter was armed with a pump action shotgun and a small caliber handgun.  He said the shooter made several social media posts in and around the time of the shooting.  One question should be asked:  if, instead of getting help, he was told he was transgender.  This shooting will be memory-holed quickly.  How did he get a shotgun and a handgun?

The Corruption of Everything.  Sexuality has been corrupted.  Men claim to be women and vice versa.  Drag queens set the kiddie agenda in schools, and transsexuality has become epidemic, although de-transitioners are becoming more noticeable these days.  Meanwhile, young lives have been ruined because of this fad.  In addition, no TV or streaming drama is complete without the obligatory sex scene.  This has made family watching almost impossible and even non-prudes like me squeamish.  Sex scenes are not even necessary to enhance the storylines.  It's just another way the left can degrade something beautiful and sacred.

Methodist Church Of Great Britain Says Terms "Husband" And "Wife" Are Offensive.  You won't be surprised to learn the Methodist Church of the UK now thinks it can marry two men to each other.

The Methodist Church of Great Britain Labels Terms 'Husband' and 'Wife' Offensive.  The Methodist Church of Great Britain has called on its ministers, deacons, and elders to stop using offensive terminology such as "husband" and "wife" to avoid making assumptions that are not "the reality for many people."  The church added the changes to its "Inclusive Language Guide," an initiative aimed at preventing the use of "hurtful language" directed at groups the Methodist Church believes have been "marginalised and/or demonised by common culture."  The church plans to update the Inclusive Language Guide every six months to avoid using language that could offend groups it perceives as marginalized.

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The words husband and wife have been in the Bible for centuries.  If you are a church leader and you find those words (or the Bible itself) offensive, perhaps you should choose another line of work.

73 Three and Four-Year Olds, Hundreds of Children Under Six Sent to Disgraced NHS Transgender Clinic.  Children as young as three years old have been referred to Britain's socialised medicine's 'Gender Identity Development Service' transgender clinic, with hundreds of young children referred in the past decade.  382 children aged six and under have been referred to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) in the Tavistock and Portman Trust, known commonly as the National Health Service's transgender clinic, in the past ten years new figures from the Trust reveal.  The numbers, published by the Daily Mail, reveal how even the youngest children have been pushed into interacting with the controversial clinic, and that the numbers being referred to GIDS have soared in recent years.

It's easy to expose the fraud behind so-called 'gender-affirmation surgery'.  [Scroll down]  After Susie has been put to the horror of top and bottom surgery, only to realize that, cosmetic surgery notwithstanding, she's still a girl, her parents may be inclined to sue the surgeon for fraud. [...] Unless the jurors are in DC or San Francisco, they know that Susie and her parents hoped the surgery would change her sex, that the doctor knew that's what they hoped, and that the doctor knew it was impossible but did not tell them so.  He concealed from them the key central fact that suffuses the entire episode, a concealment that constitutes fraud.  Leading credulous families to believe that their emotionally fragile child can become something other than his or her biological sex through surgery is fraud and should be treated as such in courtrooms across America.

Transgender Biological Male Arrested for Threatening To Copy Nashville School Shooting.  A transgender biological male has been arrested for threatening to do a copycat of the Nashville school shooting.  In March, transgender killer Audrey Hale entered the Covenant School in Nashville and killed three nine-year-old children and three adults before being killed by responding police officers.  On November 7, Jason Lee Willie, also known as "Alexia" Willie, was charged with 14 counts of Interstate Communication of a Threat to Injure, all felonies, for threatening to kill school children and rape Christian girls, according to an indictment obtained by the Daily Caller.

The Violent Trans Attacks You Won't Hear About.  You likely didn't hear about Matthew Temael, the 23-year-old transgender dude who goes by the prairie-fairylicious moniker "Dandelion."  Temael was arrested in September for allegedly stabbing Flordia man Louis Stackhouse to death, ransacking his mobile home, torching it, and swiping the dead man's car.  He was pulled over during a traffic stop and arrested after trying to escape.  Initial media reports somehow missed Tamael's Trantifa identity (perhaps it was the mustache).  The Post Millenial was the first to report that Tamael walked like a woman but talked like a man [...].  Tamael was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree homicide, burglary, and grand theft auto.  A judge denied him bail.  That's when his Marxist friends jumped to his defense.

3 Of The Trans People Eulogized By Biden Admin Died Attacking Innocent Strangers.  President Joe Biden's White House celebrated Transgender Remembrance Day on Monday by lamenting the deaths of 26 transgender-identifying Americans, at least three of whom were shot and killed while committing a crime or tangling with law enforcement.  "We must never be silent in the face of hate," the official White House statement published on Monday reads.  "As we mourn the loss of transgender Americans taken too soon this year, we must also recommit ourselves to never stop fighting until all Americans can live free from discrimination."  During a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized that these "victims are disproportionately black women and women of color."

Follow the Science — Except for Sex and Gender.  Throughout the real-life science fiction movie called COVID, we have been told to "follow the science."  The face of COVID, Dr. Anthony Fauci, condescendingly proclaimed, "I am the science."  It comes to light now that most of his assertions turned out to be incorrect.  Gender and sex are the latest battlefront in the realm of "science," and this, too, is turning out to defy actual science and common sense.  But as both COVID and gender are now political and advocacy issues rather than the science once taught in biology class, we are no longer following science and instead engaging in magical thinking.  What's the difference between sex and gender?  Once upon a time they were interchangeable terms.  But that changed.  Did the science change or did these terms become politically charged?

The Power of Love.  According to the left, which now controls most public schooling along with media, corporate culture, and politics in America, there is no difference between men and women.  Those very words, "men" and "women," must be eliminated and replaced by something like "person" or "womyn."  According to those on the left, men and women are interchangeable entities, equal and even identical in every respect.  Any biological differences that do remain can be removed by denying again and again that they exist to the point that no one dare point out that women are biologically and psychologically intended to nurture children or that men are better suited for some physically demanding and dangerous occupations.  The inconvenient truth that most men are physically stronger than most women is suppressed so that the "rights" of transgender athletes — many of them male but simply professing to be female — can be supported.

Nearly 100 Ohio churches leave UMC amid homosexuality schism.  Nearly 100 congregations in Ohio have left the United Methodist Church amid the denomination's ongoing debate over homosexuality, joining thousands of other churches in the United States that have done the same.  At a special session of the UMC West Ohio Conference held last weekend, 96 churches were granted their request to disaffiliate from the mainline Protestant denomination.  The session was held at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, with around 800 clergy and laity in attendance.  Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the gathering.  In addition to the 96 disaffiliations, the session also dealt with budgetary issues, recommending the sale of two camping properties and electing additional delegates to the UMC General Conference.

A War On Biological Reality is Being Fought by Misogynistic & Child Abusing Men.  As a steadfast advocate for women's rights and gender equality for decades, my journey has taken me through tides of societal change.  I've witnessed the evolution of the feminist narrative, growing from a call for equality to a more nuanced discourse encompassing myriad intersecting issues.  However, three issues of the moment strike a dissonant chord: the assertion by some men that they can be women let alone even 'better' women, the fairness of men pretending to be women participating in women's sports, and the sinister, confusing and distressing impacts of contemporary gender education on children.

Boston Children's Hospital Was Reimbursed $1.4M In Taxpayer Dollars For 'Gender Transition Services': Report.  Boston Children's Hospital, one of the leading medical establishments in the U.S. encouraging life-altering gender procedures for minors, was reimbursed for the controversial treatments with taxpayer dollars.  From January 2015 to May 2023, Massachusetts reimbursed the Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) $1.4 million for so-called "gender transition services," according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller.  The hospital, which boasts of having the first pediatric transgender surgery center in the country, has performed hundreds of gender surgeries on children since 2017 and has offered phalloplasties for 18-year-old boys and vaginoplasties for girls as young as 17, according to scrubbed pages of its website.

The growing weirdness of the 'drag queen' phenomenon.  Among the several sexual perversions enjoying increased social acceptance, the so-called "drag queen" phenomenon is arguably the most disturbing.  Its most pernicious feature is that it is not content to seek the right of men to dress as women, but is aggressively venturing into the hitherto forbidden realm of pedophilia.  Transvestites and their allies are going even further than that, by actually demanding enforced access to small children, claiming that their "right" to do so overrides the rights of parents to protect their offspring from exposure to practices which are not only personally offensive, but which violate their moral standards, religious and otherwise.  Two recent news items illustrate the growing ferocity of those who oppose this incursion.  In San Fernando, a person who appears to be a man was blocked by protestors from entering a public library where he had been officially invited, on the pretense of "reading" to children in an event called "drag queen story hour."  Who could oppose someone reading to children?  Obviously, that is a thin excuse for accustoming young minds to exposure to the sexual quirks of some adults.  While this person appears to be a man disguised as a woman, most of the news articles which I found online refer to him with the feminine pronouns, she and her.

Media Squawk About Mike Johnson's 'Sexual Anarchy' Predictions As They All Come True.  In the 48-or-so hours since Rep. Mike Johnson inherited the speaker's gavel, the media have devolved into hysterics over his Christian faith and consistent opposition to homosexuality on the basis of that faith.  While it's common for politicians to reference the Bible, everyone knows opposing same-sex unions hasn't been in vogue since before Barack Obama became president.  That's why, in order to claw his way into the good graces of Democrats and then into the Oval Office, Joe Biden had to throw all his former beliefs on sexuality right out the window.  Don't forget, this is a former senator who supported legislation defining marriage as between one man and one woman.  The one who called homosexuals "security risks."  We don't have to wonder why he changed his tune; he told us years ago:  "Things are changing so rapidly, it's going to become a political liability in the near term for someone to say, 'I oppose gay marriage,'" he said while he was vice president. "

Protesters Shut Down 'Drag Queen Story Hour' at Public Library: 'Leave Our Kids Alone!'  A "drag queen story hour" in southern California was ground to a halt after protesters blocked the entrance to the public library that hosted the event.  On Wednesday, protesters blocked the entrance of the San Fernando Library and repeatedly hollered "Leave our kids alone!"  The protesters prevented the wig-wearing drag performer "Pickle" from entering the building.  "Pickle stood on the sidewalk seemingly dumbfounded by the pushback.

The Queering of America.  For most Americans, labels such as "gay," "non-binary," and even "members of the LGBTQ+ community" are generally used interchangeably to describe those preferring same sex partners.  This imprecision suffices for ordinary conversation, but it fails to capture a key political distinction among today's homosexuals, namely those embracing the label "queer." [...] Queerness aims to undermine the very ideas of normal sexual identity, create a world of "anything goes" where one form of sex is no better or worse than any other.  This might include currently illegal sexual practices such as incest, bestiality, and pedophilia.  Queerness is thus revolutionary and subversive.

Surge in de-transitioners seeking legal action against doctors.  A surge of individuals who have de-transitioned are taking legal action against their doctors for procedures they underwent as minors.  The newly-founded law firm, Campbell Miller Payne, established in 2023 by solicitors Jordan Campbell, Ron Miller, Josh Payne, and Daniel Sepulveda, is at the forefront of this movement.  The firm represents several de-transitioners in notable cases, including those of Prisha Mosely and Soren Aldaco.  Despite its recent inception, Mr. Campbell conveyed to the Caller that they are approached by "about one potential new client a week," the Daily Caller reports.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee, Kentucky's Bans On Cross-Sex Hormones, Puberty Blockers For Children.  A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee and Kentucky's bans on gender-related medical interventions, such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender surgeries on children.  The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to reject a challenge to the laws from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and families of trans-identifying children.  "This is a relatively new diagnosis with ever-shifting approaches to care over the last decade or two.  Under these circumstances, it is difficult for anyone to be sure about predicting the long-term consequences of abandoning age limits of any sort for these treatments," wrote Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton.  The ACLU called Thursday's ruling a "devastating result" and promised to take further action.

Why are Democrats/Socialists/Communists pushing transgender ideology so hard, especially on children?  In short, it is because Communist countries already practice totalitarian control over their people, while far-Leftists/wannabe — Communists in the West are endeavoring to achieve that level of control.  By brainwashing people, starting with very young children, into questioning their gender and trying to eliminate the concepts of "Mother" and "Father," "Boys" and "Girls," the Leftists in America are working to destroy the "nuclear family" which is the basis for freedom and democracy, as well as free- market Capitalism.  As German socialist philosopher Friedrich Engles once said: "The male-dominated nuclear family is essential for Capitalism."

A Bogus 'Happiest Places' ListOutside Magazine has just chimed in on the supposed happiest places to live.  Their focus on "inclusivity" pays homage to LGBTQ activities and civility, but excludes conservative groups who are subject to discrimination. [...] The term "happy liberal" may be an oxymoron.  While leftists flounder in angst and wallow in neurotic victimhood, it is conservative values that tend to lead toward lasting happiness.  Therefore, one would anticipate a quality ranking system to include more rural, conservative communities (though I'm glad they are not attracting attention to those desperately fleeing dystopian Blue states).  It seems the leftist concoction of "inclusivity" willfully omits the happy people with a sense of civic purpose.  I suspect that Wilmington, Delaware, among other places Outside mischaracterizes as happy, is not as welcoming to God-fearing, flag-waving, police-supporting, America-First conservatives.  If they were, the places on their absurd list, like New Orleans, would not have such high crime rates.  Neither would they have endured violent riots, nor anarchists desecrating historical statues and disobeying local statutes.

They Were Too Young to Consent but Now They're Old Enough to Sue.  An unnamed woman who once identified as transgender filed suit last week against the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine, and three doctors for "negligence and lack of informed consent" after she had a "gender-affirming" double mastectomy at the age of 16 in 2018.  Now a young woman, the plaintiff will never nurse her children, assuming she is still able to bear them after four years of testosterone treatments that "caused significant mental and physical harm."  All because the medical industry — I used to call it "healthcare" — decided that surgery and hormones were the answer to a troubled teenager's emotional and mental health issues and, according to the lawsuit, bulldozed her into their preferred "treatment."  That poor kid doesn't seem to have ever stood a chance against the adults arrayed against her.

Progressives and Muslims went into the Colosseum, but only one of the contenders realized it.  On Sunday, The Washington Post ran an editorial by Allan Lengel, detailing "accusations of betrayal" in a small Michigan community known as Hamtramck, after the city council enacted a ban... prohibiting the display of Pride flags on city property. [...] [The leftists] evidently didn't really think about how their belief set in practice would unfold.  What did they expect at the intersection of the LGBTQ++ movement and a culture known for extremely conservative relationship values?  Not to imply that this Pride flag ban is an example of persecution as it really just comes down to civic decency, but I mean, come on!  Islamic governments are known for their aggressive and violent persecution of the gay community (Iran and Chechnya come to mind).  How thick does one have to be to be surprised that Muslims would ban the flying of a flag that represents a completely perverse sexual agenda?

'Love is Love': Does God Agree With That?  "Love is love" is a very subtle and deceptive statement intended to defend a one-sided view in support of same-sex relationships.  It boldly states that there is no difference between heterosexual love and homosexual love. [...] There is no Biblical acceptance or promotion of same-sex relationships.  There are only faulty interpretations and perceptions of what the scriptures say to support man's lust and rebellion.

Indecent Exposure.  The oldest historical evidence of so-called homosexuality is probably the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah found in the Jewish Bible which heavenly shower of sulfur and brimstone G-d gets Abraham to witness. [...] Seventy percent of the Ten Commandments are negatives: "Thou shalt not..." do these specified things even though you will want to.  The same holds true for the prohibition against male-to-male sodomy, as well as for all the other behaviors hiding behind the letters LGBT-etc. which are used today to camouflage the perverse misuse of the body and its organs of reproduction and elimination that they stand for.  For example, the correct name for today's "gays" used to be sodomites, for it is that behavior that distinguishes these men.

The Decline of American 'Civilization'.  [Scroll down]  The mutilation of children for sexual purposes is also a distinctly "uncivilized" act.  As noted, some animals will kill their offspring.  Perhaps there are some who mutilate their children in order to produce a creature they can eventually have sex with, but I know of no such creature — except humans.  What the Left is doing to America's children today is beneath barbarity.  It is savagery in the basest meaning of the term.  Civilized people do not mutilate their own children.  Period.  Anybody who believes that conduct is proper is as uncivilized as any creature can be, even below the most monstrous of animals. [...] A civilized society knows the difference between males and females.  Even animals do.  Any society that doesn't have descended beneath a jungle level.  Nature cannot be destroyed, and civilization can be advanced.

What the Left Did to Our Country.  Suddenly, there are three genders, not two.  Women's sports have been wrecked by biological men competing as women, destroying a half-century of female athletic achievement.  Young girls in locker rooms, co-eds in sororities, and women in prison must dress and shower with biological men transitioning to women by assertion.

Transgenderism: a tragic money-making scam.  The medical profession and drug companies have also gotten into making a buck off of the transgender craze by prescribing male and female hormones and puberty blockers for transgender patients.  Never mind the bad immediate and long-term side effects of such unproven treatments with increased risk of blood clots, certain cancers, high blood pressure, infertility, and elevated cholesterol levels to name a few — which eventually mean more pills and more money spent — or that some teenagers were victimized and transitioned before they became fully consenting adults, a truly tragic and even criminal reality.  Even more expensive are the "body mutilations" performed by surgeons who cut off healthy breasts and penises, implant vaginas made from fish skin, and facial reconstructions.  Truly a tragic consequence when later in life the patients feel that they made a great mistake by trying to physically look like the opposite sex.  The fact that transgenders are much likelier to suffer from depression, anxiety, distress, and suicide is just more money in the bank for psychiatrists.  Transgenderism is a money-making scam, exploiting dysphoric and delusional patients.  Most of these transgenders are little more than experimental guinea pigs for society.

Global Affairs Canada issues LGBTQ2S+ travel advisory for United States.  Canada has updated its international travel advisories to warn members of the LGBTQ+ community that they may face discrimination if they travel to some places in the United States.  The move comes after at least 18 U.S. states passed laws that limit or ban certain things relevant to the community, including gender-affirming medical care for minors and teaching about sexual orientation in schools.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also warned in May that threats of violence against the LGBTQ+ community were becoming more frequent and intense.

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If you don't feel safe or you don't feel welcome, stay home, or visit some other country.  You're sure to get a warm welcome in the Qatar.

Federal Judge Blocks Red State Ban On Drag Shows In Front Of Children.  A federal judge blocked Texas' ban on public drag shows in front of children Thursday [8/31/2023].  U.S. District Judge David Hittner, appointed by former President Ronald Reagan, said the law likely violates performers' freedom of speech, according to a court order.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law on Aug. 2, claiming the law violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, according to the complaint.

"Care" is hardly the right word.
Texas Supreme Court Allows Law Banning Transgender Care for Minors.  A Texas law banning transgender care for minors will go into effect on Friday, now that the state Supreme Court has lifted a temporary injunction issued by a lower court.  Last week, a Texas district judge ruled that the law banning the medical transition of minors violated the rights of transgender children, as well as the alleged rights of doctors who follow "well-established, evidence-based" medical guidelines.  After the judge issued the temporary injunction, Texas officials immediately appealed to the state Supreme Court, the highest court for civil cases in the state.

'Identifies as' is propaganda trickery.  [Scroll down]  The sentence (A) "Smith, born male, identifies as female" is equivalent with the sentence (B) "Smith, born male, believes that he is female."  Voilà!  "Identifies as" is a clever bit of propaganda because sentence (A) appears to assert something as fact through the use of the verb phrase "identifies as."  Keep in mind that verbs usually denote action; they denote that something real is happening.  The equivalent sentence (B), however, shows that the appearance of fact in sentence (A) is an illusion, a clever verbal trick.

What did they expect?  For many months now, the transgender movement has defied biology, sociology, and logic, and yet it seems to barrel forward, a locomotive crashing through longstanding social mores with the false authority of the stubbornly ignorant.  Even though we are at last seeing some glimmers of hope in the resistance movement, it is utterly astonishing that matters ever got this far.  It is as if the Royal Astronomical Society were to have declared that Planet Earth is flat and that any dissent from that "fact" is a form of bigotry.  Evidence for a round Earth would be forbidden in the discussion.  Even those who are pushing back seem to have buckled under the pressure of that locomotive.  The recent women's power-lifting competition in Canada illustrates the point.  As if it were some sort of surprise, a male weightlifter dominated the event by a Canadian mile, leaving all the women in the dust.  He was allowed to enter the event simply by declaring himself a woman.  The appalling audacity of that policy is apparently entirely unnoticed by the social left, which insists that "trans-women are real women."  Even those who oppose the policy often do so only in tepid terms.  They focus on the details, such as testosterone levels and bone mass, instead of the elephant in the room.  Discussing blood chemistry is not going to win this vital confrontation.  The elephant is the moral issue, and any attempt to frame the matter as anything else is doomed to failure.

The faux science of gender dysphoria.  Only a few short decades ago, the journey from childhood to puberty was understood as naturally transitional and defined quite differently.  A female pre-teen or teen with an athletic mindset was called a tomboy.  A female preteen or teen who liked guns might be referred to as "Annie Oakley."  A Brownie or Girl Scout who aggressively worked towards winning badges was not an angry female, but a team leader.  In all these examples, she was not perceived as a girl yearning to be a boy, with such persistence that she altered her body permanently.  And left to rue the consequences for the rest of her life.  There are many culprits: in public education, in the medical professions, and in Big Pharma.  Worse, parents are often left in the dark until it is too late.  Finally, enough pundits are bringing this travesty into the public arena.

Vivek Ramaswamy repeats the leftist lie that homosexuality is 'hardwired' from birth.  The GOP presidential hopeful who kicked off his campaign with a declaration of 10 foundational TRUTHs beginning with "God is real" recently strayed from truth when he declared that homosexuality is "hardwired" at birth and that the burgeoning number of transgendered individuals are folks who are "really just gay."  The claims were made by candidate Vivek Ramaswamy during a recent "All-In Podcast."  "The gay rights movement was predicated on the idea, which I'm quite sympathetic to, that the sex of the person that you're attracted to is hardwired on the day you're born," Ramaswamy said.  His assertion that homosexuality is an immutable trait is based on a lie long advanced by the political left to increase unwarranted LGBT rights, including the U.S. Supreme Court's unconscionable Obergefell decision that shredded society's concept of marriage while throwing open the door to the plague of transgenderism.

GOP Rep. Says Sex Changes Have '100% Failure Rate'.  GOP. Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) was praised for her firm stance on gender-affirming care during a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Limited Government hearing on Thursday; Hageman pulled no punches while discussing the failure rate for sex change surgeries.  "There's a 100 percent failure rate for sex change operations, isn't there?" the Hageman said to Dr. Jennifer Bauwens during Thursday's hearing.  "Because it's not possible to change your sex."  "That's right, you can't change your sex," Bauwens responded.  "There are only two sexes.  Boys are boys, girls are girls.  One cannot become the other," Hageman added.

This may be the best explanation for Disney's self-destruction.  [Scroll down]  Disney's credibility is shot.  People may still love the park rides, food, and overall experience (though it's not for everybody).  They may still love the "vault" of Disney classics.  They may still have fond memories of Walt's old nature programs and thoroughly American risk-taking ventures.  But when people hear the name Disney these days, they're far more likely to think "gay activism" than "family."

I Was Prescribed A Puberty Blocker For Cancer Treatment.  I Can't Fathom Giving It To Healthy Kids.  This July will mark my being in remission from leukemia for five years, and thus no longer being a cancer patient, and yet my journey as a perma-patient has only just begun.  As a permanent patient, I now need several types of continued care for the rest of my life because of the treatments I received.  It was an expected tradeoff that comes with surviving an aggressive form of leukemia called acute promyelocytic leukemia, a subtype of AML.  The evening I was diagnosed, not only was I told that without treatment I might not survive the night, but I had to decide on the course of treatment at once.  In addition to taking arsenic and all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), I had two options for a primary chemotherapy agent, Idarubicin or Mylotarg, and less than 24 hours to decide. [...] I chose Mylotarg (a new drug on the market) instead of Idarubicin as my principal chemotherapy agent for induction since I'd have less risk of hemorrhaging and could expect fewer long-term side effects.  I am lucky to have made it out alive.  Instead, I now suffer from osteoarthritis and chronic bone pain, most likely caused by a drug called Lupron, the very same drug used to stop puberty in children claiming to be transgender.

The Deceptive Advertising of [so-called] Gender-Affirming Surgery.  Gender, apparently, is like the weather:  It changes and has no stationary target.  For me, this raises some issues.  If I choose to have a plastic procedure, such as a nose job, have I received affirmation that I had a large/small/abnormal nose?  Does breast augmentation or reduction surgery affirm that my boobs were too small or too big, respectively?  Can one affirm what is transient or changeable?  As a bottom line, does gender-affirming surgery solidify the fluidity and decide/settle the gender identity matter?  It does not, and it cannot, as gender remains fluid.  Examples are found in the post-gender-affirming surgery persons who have patient's remorse.  There are problems with inexactitude.  There are problems with poor descriptors.  The lack of precise language, especially when it comes to what is believed to be health care, can matter.  To suggest that gender-affirming surgery affirms anything is to commit advocacy.

Bill introduced in Senate to ban sex-change surgeries, hormone treatments for minors.  Sen. J.D. Vance has introduced legislation that would make gender-reassignment treatments for minors a federal crime.  Mr. Vance's bill, the Protect Children's Innocence Act, would ban gender-transition surgeries, puberty blockers, hormone treatments and other transgender-related medical care from being provided to minors.  People that administer gender-change treatments to children would be charged with a federal class C felony, which carries a sentence of 10 to 25 years in prison.

Heart-rending video from 'de-transitioning' castrated boy.  Kudos to Fox News digital for posting a video from a boy who deeply regrets his decision to try to "transition" to a female habitus as a hoped-for solution to his emotional stresses.  The entire 20-minutes+ video is embedded below, though you may be like me, experiencing difficulty in watching the whole thing through.  To be honest, my compassion for him, while deep (for he has been exploited by the gender-change fanatics, as he seems to realize), is tempered by my impatience with his self-absorption (completely understandable, given the subject matter) and continued employment of such jargon as "internalized homophobia," which he in part blames for the decision he now regrets.

The imposition of transgender madness: The bottom-up approach.  The astounding speed with which a delusional fantasy has been imposed on society — that people can become the opposite sex simply by saying so — requires explanation.  This obliteration of nature's (and God's) most fundamental truth of our lives and the resultant diminishing of the reproduction of our species clearly vectors toward societal and civilizational collapse.  It destroys fertility when surgical and chemical interventions are used, and this dooms the society successfully targeted to decline relative to the rest of the world unaffected by the craze.  (Have you heard about transgenderism spreading in Russia and China?)  The indoctrination of young children into the ideology means that even among those whose bodies are not mutilated or poisoned, the post-adolescent sexual attraction and bonding necessary for the population to remain stable is diminished.  So far, the strategy to impose this on American society has been top-down in nature.  The educational system, from preschool through grad school, has largely been captured by the left, and their bureaucrats and teachers have often eagerly acted as indoctrinators and enforcers.

Louisiana legisalture [sic] override's [sic] woke governor's veto on their ban on transgender kid 'care'.  When was the last time you've heard of a veto overriden?  Well, it did in Lousiana. [...] The statehouse banned "gender affirming care" on kids.  The governor overrode it, him against them.  The statehouse then overrode the woke governor — so the bill become law, except that now the governor says he will take it to court.  Obviously this was a bill that had huge public support, or the legislators would not have been so firm.  They had already tried to override two governor vetos on similar matters — one on banning sex talk with minors in schools and another that required the favored pronouns in schools.  But this one succeeded, showing that the bill must have had mile-deep public support, for what legislature would support such a bill if they didn't — and that the woke, leftist governor, John Bel Edwards, is grossly out of touch with the public.

American Medical Association's Silence on Transgenderism Betrays Their Malign Intent.  [Scroll down]  The science is far from settled on transgenderism and the long-term effects of its treatments.  The incidence has skyrocketed from approximately .01% to upwards of 5% of minors, most likely due to societal and social media influencing.  Sweden is halting most gender affirmation treatments for minors and instead advocating behavioral health interventions until the patient reaches the age of majority and can make a more informed and educated decision.  More countries are following suit.  The AMA seems unconcerned that there is a high likelihood that a staggering number of children wanting to change their gender may not have gender dysphoria and actually are just anxious kids listening and mimicking others.  The also seem to be consciously ignoring the lack of data on long term safety and the fact that countries with far more experience in gender affirming care are rethinking their previously aggressive stances.

Tennessee Soccer Coach Accused of Filming Himself Drugging, Raping Boys Is an Illegal Alien.  The man accused of filming himself raping unconscious boys whom he allegedly drugged is an illegal alien living in the United States, the Franklin, Tennessee, Police Department confirms.  As Breitbart News reported, 63-year-old soccer coach Camilo Hurtado Campos was arrested and charged in Franklin County this week for allegedly drugging and sexually abusing multiple young boys from nine to 17-years-old.  Campos allegedly filmed the assaults on his cellphone.

This is Psychosis, Plain and Simple.  I do have tolerance for people who are confused, delusional, and mentally ill, and even for people who are psychotic, but this is all going way too far in the false names of inclusion, tolerance for diversity, and equity.  The emperor has no clothes, and it is about time we all called a spade a spade and ended this insanity.  It is destroying our children for one thing, and undermining our decency as human beings for another.

The Identity Lie.  The current travesty of giving estrogen to boys and testosterone to girls and of cutting off their genitalia has its roots in a lie that was promoted by the homosexual community.  It is the identity lie.  It is the lie that people are born gay, that they have no choice, and that they are not responsible for their behavior.  This lie is told by the media.  It is told in our schools.  It is everywhere.

Castrating Kids to Win Elections.  Biden's first campaign ad attacked conservatives for keeping 'Lawn Boy', a book featuring a 10-year-old performing sex acts, out of schools.  The Department of Education launched a civil rights investigation of a Georgia school district for pulling books containing graphic sexual content from middle school shelves.  At a Pride Month event at the White House, it was announced that a special coordinator would be waging lawfare against schools that try to shield children.  The Biden administration sued Tennessee over the 'Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act'.  Democrat judges have illegally blocked similar measures in Florida, Arkansas and Alabama.  In Washington and California, Democrat majorities legalized the abduction of children by the state for transgender procedures.  Similar legislation is pending in other states.

Oregon's Castration Machine.  Today's transgender medical providers conceal the barbarity of their practices in euphemisms.  They are not postmodern Dr. Frankensteins but providers of "life-saving, gender-affirming care."  The model patient is no longer the middle-aged autogynephile but the troubled teenager, sold a new identity, mediated through technology, that promises to resolve deep-seated sexual anxieties — and advance the political cause of transgender activists.  The dismal metaphysics that lies beneath OHSU's castration machines is academic queer theory, which holds that human beings are mere vehicles of "performativity" and that their nature can be molded and reshaped at will.  In other words, the queer theorists argue, there is no "human nature" that cannot be transcended or obliterated through the application of culture and science.

Modern Transgenderism is the Product of Colliding Evils.  Every now and then, you hear a story of ritual Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) occurring not just in Africa but right here in America, where half a million girls are presumed to be at risk.  Indeed, the average American will likely see this practice as barbaric and criminal; it is a federal crime, yet our laws have not stopped the mutilations from occurring.  Worldwide, roughly 200 million girls have undergone this non-consensual procedure — but what about when it's sanctioned by the "progressive" medical professionals and the political left?  Enter a relatively new Progressive Tribal Ritual (PTR) with ecstatic and devout followers, mutilating healthy American children... all in the name of transgenderism.  This only became "a thing" in the last 10-20 years.  Gender Dysphoria, the psychiatric term recognized in the American DSM and widely used until only very recently, understood "transgender" delusions, like being "trapped" in the "wrong" body, to be a gender confusion, and demonstrative of severe mental illness.

Transgenders: The Real Numbers.  [Scroll down]  Of course, we all know what the explanation is.  Mass Gender Dysphoria is a hoax.  We need not ask why — every single effort engaged in by the Left for the past thirty years has had one goal:  the absolute degradation and destruction of American society and the civilization on which it is built.  Drug legalization, legitimization of criminal behavior, support for Jihadism, mainstreaming of child abuse, radical feminism, "global warming" and what have you all share the same goal:  degrading, crippling, and finally bringing down the United States.  Gender Dysphoria, which attacks social cohesion, the family, individual health, both physical and mental, and the very nature of reality itself, is about as perfect a leftist weapon as can be envisioned. [...] The claims being made by activists are bogus on their face.  There aren't 750,000, there aren't 75,000, there aren't 700.  In truth. there are thousands of adolescents bent on making pests of themselves, as adolescents have done for decades, if not millennia.

Leading pediatric 'gender-affirming care' doctor leaving university hospital, Texas following state treatment ban.  Reacting to Texas legislation banning minor transgender treatments, a prominent "trans-affirming care" doctor said she would leave the state.  "Effective July 31, 2023, Ximena Lopez, M.D. will be closing her practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center," according to a statement posted to Lopez's professional page on the UT Southwestern Medical Center website.  Dr. Lopez, an associate professor and pediatric endocrinologist, announced her departure in May, when the Texas bill was still in the Senate, according to The Dallas Morning News.

CDC Jumps the Shark, Advises Trans People on 'Chestfeeding'.  The Centers for Disease Control lost all credibility during the COVID crisis as it repeatedly issued false information and didn't pay attention to the science.  Former director Rochelle Walensky pushed the mRNA vaccines relentlessly, but recently uncovered emails showed that she knew as far back as January 2021 that they didn't stop the transmission of the virus.  She herself repeatedly caught the bug.  But the agency has also decided to wade into the controversial field of transgender politics, endorsing the "chestfeeding" of babies by trans people who were originally born male.  They even provide tips for how biological males can produce more milk.

These are the same people who want to outlaw "disinformation" on the internet:
CDC accused of 'blurring politics and science' over advice that suggests trans women can safely breastfeed.  US health officials were criticized today for advocating that trans women can breastfeed — without highlighting the health risks to the baby.  Several information pages on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website appear to endorse 'chestfeeding' — a term used to describe feeding an infant milk directly from the breast by trans and non-binary parents.  One section, titled 'Health Equity Considerations', claims 'an individual does not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed.'

Avoiding a Savage Destruction of This Nation.  The left has changed the English language over the last twenty years into a weapon for their agenda.  They successfully shifted "pro-abortion" to "pro-choice", and now to "reproductive rights".  The language changed the concept of supporting an operation that kills a fetus into a "right" to do so.  The accurate and harsh term of "transvestite" moved to the more palatable "cross-dresser", and then to the joyous euphemistic label of "drag queen".  From there, the left has now been working to label men with gender dysphoria as "women", to such an extent that a now Supreme Court Justice was unable to define what a woman actually is.  The crime of pedophilia is one of the most dangerous and psychologically sick actions a human being can do.  It violates every moral value of humanity.  And yet, the left is now attempting to legitimize this depravity by changing language.  No longer do they want these criminals to be called out as pedophiles, but are now re-labeling a violator of children as a "minor-attracted person".

Straight Talk About Obscene Pride Events From LGBTQ Influencer, 'Since When Is That Okay?'  TikTok social media influencer AJ Sanchez slammed the vulgar displays that have occurred in several Pride parades in recent weeks by posting a viral (over 2 million views) message calling out the inappropriate behavior of many participants.  As he applied cosmetics, he accused them of "doing too much": [...] RedState's Nick Arama brought you the story of one such event, hosted by none other than the embattled brand Bud Light, where nude people in Toronto walked the streets as children watched: [...] Other parades where things went off the rails took place in Seattle, where naked men rode around on bicycles, and in New York City, where our Mike Miller reported on a particularly disturbing march where activists chanted, "We're here, we're queer, we're coming for your children."

Biden's Whole Support Of The Gender Confused Seems To Be Based On One Person.  It's really fantastic that the push to force the TG beliefs on you and children is based on one person with mental illness[.] [...] And there you have it:  a man who needs mental health help is the one driving this push, which includes indoctrinating children into this loony tunes cult, erasing actual women, and all the other insane stuff you've seen.

The Delaware senator who transformed Joe Biden's view of transgender rights.  Speaking before the largest Pride celebration in White House history this month, President Joe Biden looked out at the crowd and marveled at the people in front of him.  He recognized "leaders across our administration," like Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, and took time to acknowledge his ambassador to Switzerland, Scott Miller, among other LGBTQ luminaries.  Along the way, Biden dropped another name, of a relatively obscure Delaware state senator.  "I am proud," Biden said, "that back home in Delaware [we have] the first transgender state legislator in American history, Sarah McBride."

Harris Hosts Lavish Pride Event At Her Home, Emceed By Woke Drag Queens.  Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated the end of Pride Month by hosting the rainbow flag at her home to celebrate the Left's progressive LGBTQ agenda -- emceed by none only than a drag queen.  This week, Harris partied with a score of alphabet people and several drag queens at an event in collaboration with GLAAD — formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — at her Washington, D.C. home.  Not only was her emasculated husband Douglas Emhoff in attendance, Sasha Colby, the Season 15 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race, entertained the backyard soirée filled with Leftists and anti-morals, pro-child indoctrinating activists.  Colby told the crowd that being transgender is her "power," adding that the Biden Administration will do everything they can to fight for transgender so-called "rights."

DOD Launches New LGBTQ+++ Propaganda Offensive, Showcases Transgender Major.  The Department of Defense has trotted out a new stunning and brave transgender for its audience to celebrate.  Who exactly the DOD hopes to reach with this kind of Social Justice propaganda remains very much unclear.  "@USArmy Maj. Rachel Jones found solace after coming out as a transgender female.  Her journey from battling depression & suicidal thoughts to embracing authenticity inspires us all.  #WhyWeServe," the DoD posted to Twitter yesterday, accompanied by an article posted to the army's website titled "Living authentically saves Soldier's life."  [Tweet]

U.S. Army Celebrates Trans Major Rachel Jones' Journey from Depression to Authenticity in Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride.  The U.S. Army has chosen to spotlight the personal journey of Maj. Rachel Jones, a transgender 'woman' and head of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's Cyber Division.  According to a recent Army publication, it was Jones' transition from male to female that brought her [sic] back from the brink of severe depression and suicidal tendencies.  Amidst international tensions and potential conflicts, it seems the U.S. Army has found the time to delve into the realm of personal storytelling and LGBTQ+ advocacy.  Last month, in observance of Pride Month, they've chosen to parade Maj. Jones' tale as a testament to their inclusivity and, seemingly, as proof of their commitment to personnel welfare.  [Tweet with video clip]

The Editor says...
If this confused transvestite is free of depression, it is only temporary.  Sooner or later he will realize what he has done to himself.  He should be in a mental hospital, not in the Army.

Good riddance Pride Month.  A simple search of Pride month celebrations brings up a plethora of disturbing images — especially disturbing because of children's attendance and participation in hypersexualized events seemingly targeting them.  The perversion of this time is discouraging, but let's not forget there are millions standing in the gap.  Despite what the internet or television shows us, all is not lost — they'd just like us to think it is.  They are still out there — regular moms and dads working hard every day, teaching their children biblical values and morals, keeping childhood a sacrosanct time of innocence and safety, imagination and hope.

Two Minutes of Pride.  [Scroll down]  We are currently witnessing the slow motion exclusion of the LGB in favor of the T, and gay Americans are realizing that, like the blacks and women and Latinos and Jews and working class whites before them, they were simply used by the Left as disposable pawns through which to secure permanent political power.  In Canada, the powers that be have already removed the "L", the "G", and the "B", from the ever-evolving acronym (which is now, for the moment, 2STNBGC), effectively jettisoning the first three letters that brought the whole thing into existence.  They've served their purpose, and are now being erased.  Maybe genial bakers in Colorado were never the threat.  To the Left, yesterday's martyr is often today's oppressor.  This is an undisputed fact that has played out like clockwork in every leftist upheaval, starting with the storming of the Bastille and showing no signs of stopping with drag queen story hours.  Being simply gay in America is no longer edgy and risqué.  It's boring and bourgeois.

Over 250 Hollywood Elitists Sign a Petition to Support Democrats' Agenda of Mutilating Children.  Hollywood elitists are advocating for the Democratic Party's agenda of mutilating and indoctrinating children, calling for censorship of those who oppose the Left's progressive LGBTQ push.  The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) addressed big tech companies in a letter signed by over 250 brainwashed celebrities urging them to censor those who oppose and spread "hate" toward alphabet people.  The radical group demanded companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to "take actions against the rise of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ hate and discrimination," claiming that there has been a "massive systemic failure to prohibit hate, harassment, and malicious anti-LGBTQ disinformation" occurring on platforms.  The letter claims that gender transition surgery is "medically necessary" for children and accused "online extremists" of actively promoting hate and violence against LGBTQ people.

Yes, Trans Exhibitionists [Exposing Themselves] To Kids Is Directly Downstream Of Redefining Marriage.  Of course the slope was slippery.  As naked men parade in front of kids and pride marchers chant "we're coming for your children," a few LGBT activists are beginning to worry that things have gone too far.  For example, Andrew Sullivan, an early and ardent advocate for same-sex marriage, is unhappy about reaping what he has sown.  And he should be — from sterilizing and mutilating children via "gender-affirming care" to flashing children at pride festivities, the LGBT movement is proving social conservatives right.

The hill we will die on.  In the decades during which I have followed politics and social issues, I have seen passionate disagreements among Americans.  The Vietnam War was the focus of massive protests.  Legalized abortion, after Roe v. Wade, was followed by bombings.  Racial integration was accompanied by murders by racist militants.  Unenforced laws, including immigration and retail theft, have left us feeling betrayed by our government.  The list goes on.  Somehow, we survived.  Then came the transsexual movement, complete with "drag-queen story hours" for young children.  Some of those children have become the victims of surgical mutilation.  This has occurred in the context of politicians and educators telling us we have no right to know what our children are being taught in school.  We are being threatened with loss of custody of our children if we do not "affirm" their "gender identity," if that identity does not conform with their biological sex.  Recently, during a so-called "pride march," the chanting marchers sang out, "We're coming for your children."  Even if this was chanted supposedly in jest, it was about as funny as joking that they would rape our mothers.  I doubt that all those who chanted this did so merely as a taunt.

Christians, It's Time to Learn from Hamtramck, Michigan.  Every June, the LGBT movement throws a tantrum fit that would put any cranky toddler shame.  Their goal?  Acceptance and attention.  It's as if they were toting a screechy, ear-piercing megaphone for the sole purpose of shaming Americans for holding traditional values.  Of course, they enlist other mercenaries to help wage their war on god-fearing Americans — Target, Kohl's, Pet Smart, and even Cracker Barrel.  Corporations, in their zeal to be in the "in-crowd," muck up their logos, apparel, and storefronts with bright, bold, unmissable rainbows.  Public institutions hoist the Pride flag high on their poles, peddle LGBT propaganda, and deck out police cars and firetrucks in a paint box explosion of kaleidoscope colors.  This year, even the White House, in a move that should make anyone with a sense of decorum cringe, chose to display the Rainbow Flag sandwiched between two American flags in a shocking violation of the U.S. Flag Code.  And let's not forget the U.S. Airforce, which deemed it fitting to release a picture of a soldier saluting the Pride flag.  It's like we've stepped into a technicolor dream world where the queering of America is now a national priority.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts led the way for the Seattle Pride Parade.  [Scroll down]  Well, don't look away now, it's the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America carrying rainbow flags along with American flags in the lead of a parade featuring naked men:  [Tweet with video clip]  The Scouts have been woke for a long time, but participating in this sort of debauchery is absolutely shameful.  In addition to the indecent exposure on display at this parade, a preacher in Seattle was also surrounded by some mostly peaceful pride protesters and literally barked at by a person who, I guess, is a furry.  The preacher was also accosted by a man who stole his Bible and ripped it to shreds:  [Tweet with video clip]

More detransitioner horror stories emerge.  They're the stories that you're not supposed to talk about in today's woke society lest the trans activists swoop in and have you canceled for "hate speech" or whatever.  Gender-confused children and many adults are "transitioning" in record numbers and bringing in a fortune for the medical industry in the process.  But what happens to those who come to regret their decision and want to return to their natural gender?  They are the detransitioners, and it happens more than you might suspect if you only listen to the mainstream media.  Most of their stories are tragic, but also very educational if we're ever going to find a way to offer better help — actual help — to people dealing with gender confusion issues.

Transgender Lawsuits Reveal Horrors of Procedures.  Kayla Lovdahl is the perfect test case as a 13-year-old who was approved for "transgender surgery:" She could not conceive, at the time, of the possibility of suffering a lifetime of disfigurement and chronic pain.  Ms. Lovdahl, now 18, has retained an attorney, Charles Limandri, who has employed such emotionally charged words as "barbaric and cruel" to describe the medical team's actions in causing his client deep physical and emotional wounds.  Essential to his case is the claim that Lovdahl was hopelessly ignorant of the statistical reality that nearly half of trans surgeries result in serious and life-threatening complications.  How can a 13-year-old grasp what it means to remove perfectly healthy breasts (in female-to-male transition)?  Sanitizing the language, Lovdahl was informed she could opt for "top" and/or "bottom surgery."  She had never heard of the term "double mastectomy" as she was wheeled into surgery for what the medical team had described as "top surgery."  Her harrowing surgical experience was spared "bottom" mutilation.

Nation's First Trans Lawmaker Arrested on Child Porn Charges.  The first man who insists he is a woman to become a state lawmaker, Stacie Marie Laughton, has been arrested on charges of distributing child pornography.  As PJM's Paula Bolyard put it, "Who could have predicted that someone who immerses himself in sexual perversion could do something like this?"  The answer is that no one on the Left could have predicted it, because Leftists remain determined to pretend, and demand that we pretend, that the transgender madness isn't madness at all, and that those who are in the grip of these delusions and fantasies are perfectly normal and well-adjusted.

Kennedy is right — Atrazine and Gender Fluidity.  Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world, and is often used to control weeds in commercial crops.  It is also available on Amazon for home use.  Atrazine is applied to corn, sorghum and sugarcane as well as on turf, such as golf courses and residential lawns.  Atrazine is an endocrine disrupter, which is able both demasculinize (chemically castrate) and completely feminize adult male frogs as well as other aquatic life.  It has been documented to affect murine (mouse) reproductive systems.  That endocrine disruptors found in this herbicide will make its way into puddles, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and even ocean is well proven.  That these herbicides are feminizing aquatic life is well proven.  That is well established in the scientific literature.

Disney-owned ABC News profiles child identifying as transgender at 3 years old: 'I'm a girl person'.  ABC News, a company owned by Disney, published a sympathetic profile about parents in Texas who claim their child came out as transgendered at age 3.  "When she was 3, one day, she told me, 'I'm a girl person,' a parent told ABC News in a story published Sunday.  It was National Daughters Day "and she said, 'Can I be your daughter?' — which made me cry," the mother, who went by "Susan" for the story, told ABC News.

The Editor says...
The incident described above almost certainly didn't happen the way it is described.  How many people have heard of "Daughters Day?"  How many three-year-olds have a vocabulary that includes "daughter?"  In the absence of social media and the lust for fame, how many parents would change the way they treat a three-year-old son based on one transient exploratory question?

Teen Accuses Doctors Of Madly Rushing Her Into Child Gender Transition.  Another detransitioner is suing Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Permanente Medical Group, and the doctors who pushed her along the path to hormonal and surgical transgender procedures.  In a lawsuit filed June 14 in California's San Joaquin County Superior Court, Kayla Lovdahl and her attorneys with the Center for American Liberty are accusing medical professionals of fast-tracking young Lovdahl through her gender transition, one that she now deeply regrets.  It specifically names medical professionals Lisa Kristine Taylor, Winnie Mao Yiu Tong, Susanne Watson, and Mirna Escalante.  Several of these individuals are similarly named in the lawsuits of detransitioners Chloe Cole and Layla Jane, also represented by the Center for American Liberty.

A Side of HIV With Your Food Anyone?  Orlando Restaraunt Features ONLY HIV-Positive Chefs for LGBT Month.  Remember in the 80s when it was assumed that folks we would now put in the LGBT community were the main ones spreading HIV?  Looks like they are somewhat linked according to this restaurant which uses HIV-positive chefs to make your food.  [Video clip]

The Ties Between the Pride Push and the Great Reset.  [Scroll down]  The very idea of the Netherlands leading the charge of the Great Reset got me thinking.  It makes sense, you see.  We now know that the Netherlands has been the spearhead of the Great Reset before most Americans (including me) had even imagined that this global conspiracy to take over and reshape the world, orchestrated by real-world Bond villains, could be a reality.  In 2015, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asked a lawyer arguing in favor of a federal protection for same-sex marriage if she "knew of any society, prior to the Netherlands in 2001, that permitted same-sex marriage?"  That should have been a lay-up, right?  Thousands of years of recorded human history are ripe for the referencing, and Scalia just asked for one precedent, anywhere in the world, prior to 14 years before the question.  She, of course, answered in the negative, because all societies in human history, until 2001 in the Netherlands, crafted laws in a manner that would encourage the production and rearing of children who would become productive citizens.

Transgender Advocates Appropriate Identity of Black Slaves.  Transgender advocates have been taking the identity of women piece by piece — and now are trying to wrap their cause in the identity of black Americans who were slaves in the 1800s.  "We're calling it kind of the 'rainbow Underground Railroad,'" said Bob McCranie, a real estate broker based in Dallas, Texas, who is now offering to help transgender advocates flee from states — such as Texas — where legislators have adopted popular laws to protect kids from transgenderism.

Joe Biden's deviant 'Pride' exposed as White House turns into strip joint for transgender TikTok influencers.  So much for restoring "decency" and normalcy to the White House.  That was the president's campaign promise.  But nobody should be surprised that the father of Hunter Biden would sully the White House by turning it into a strip joint for transgender TikTok influencers.  Images of Rose Montoya, a biological man with a penis and breast implants, shaking hands with the president on the South Lawn, right before flashing those fake boobs, sent a message to the world that this is not a serious administration.  Montoya's TikTok video in front of the White House alongside bearded biological females showing off their mastectomy scars as the president waxed lyrical about "transgender children" embarrasses America.

When are enough Americans going to realize our government is a criminal enterprise?  The intensity with which the left is shoving LGBT issues down our throats, as if these "communities" are oppressed minorities which they certainly are not, has to raise the question:  Why does the LGBT community adopt pride, the seventh deadly sin as their mantra?  It's an in-our-face affront, the intent to make those of us who oppose the sexual grooming of children cower in fear of their cancel culture.  But in fact, almost no one discriminates against these folks, they bend over backwards to let them live their lives as they wish.  The Biden administration's slavish treatment of them is pathetic; [...] All this is just more of the left's cultural Marxism that seeks to destroy the nuclear family and all Judeo-Christian values.  The Democrat party, as currently constituted, is an evil entity, on a mission to destroy America and everything it once stood for.  There is simply no other explanation for what they've done to our once great nation.

Why Does The Left Insist LGBT Activism Means Exposure To Kids?  A videogame creator's contributions to "Call of Duty" were stripped from the platform last week after he tweeted that LGBT activists "should leave little children alone."  In response to a video of parents brawling with LGBT activists over their school board voting to promote sexual programming to kids in June, the gamer who goes by the handle Nickmercs tweeted, "They should leave little children alone.  That's the real issue."  For that, the "Louder with Crowder" podcast reported, "Call of Duty" removed Nickmerc's bundle of game additions from its store, with the company's account tweeting, "We are focused on celebrating PRIDE with our employees and community."  Weirdly, its message indicated the company thinks it's pro-gay to sexually target children.

'Degenerate' Transgender Activists Strip at White House Pride Event With Kids Present.  Do you ever feel as if Americans are practically daring God to try the Sodom and Gomorrah fire-and-brimstone treatment on us?  Monday was one of those days for me, as it was revealed transgender activists proudly stripped their tops off on the White House lawn during a weekend Pride event Joe Biden and handlers were hosting.  Besides the vile display being an abomination before one of America's most historic and beloved buildings, there were children present at the event.  Todd Starnes reported, "Transgender activists exposed their private parts at the White House during President Biden's gay pride celebration.  Multiple children were present.  The grotesque moments were all captured on video."

Liberal mainline United Methodists see more than 5,000 congregations leave amid arguments over sex, gender.  The number of congregations departing the United Methodist Church (UMC) exceeded 5,000 last week as the second-largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. continues to fracture over theological disagreements, mostly pertaining to human sexuality.  The number of churches that have been given the green light by their annual conferences to disaffiliate increased from approximately 4,600 early last week to 5,321 as of Friday, according to UM News.  The number of churches leaving the UMC has surged in recent years, with approximately 2,000 congregations being approved to disaffiliate in 2022 and more than 3,000 this year.

Hospitals In Nation's Largest Catholic Healthcare System Perform Transgender Surgeries, Bombshell Report Finds.  Hospitals within America's largest Catholic nonprofit health system perform sex change operations, according to a bombshell new report.  The 64-page report, which details CommonSpirit Health's promotion of transgenderism, was published by the Lepanto Institute, a Catholic organization "dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within."  "The largest Catholic health system in the United States, CommonSpirit Health, is acting directly against Catholic moral teaching in direct defiance of its Catholic identity," the institute states. "This report will provide indisputable proof of gross defiance of Catholic moral teaching on the part of CommonSpirit Health."

Why LGBTQQIAAP2S+ is losing.  I have no idea what most of the letters stand for in LGBTQQIAAP2S+ and neither do its adherents because it is hard to keep up with the ever-changing founding principles of this religion.  Well, it was built on sand, wasn't it?  I do know that gay pride month 2023 has been a huge loser for LGBTQQIAAP2S+ Marxism despite its status as a media-approved political movement that is funded by Corporate America and promoted by the government.  Boycotts of Bud Light and Target are taking hold and showing Corporate America the price it could pay for peddling LGBTQQIAAP2S+ instead of their products.  LGBTQQIAAP2S+ has turned Americans off.

'Nobody told me how lonely being a man is': Transgender man weeps.  A clip of a weeping transgender man has swept the internet, after he cried while saying how much harder it was to strike up meaningful friendships as a man than it had been as a woman.  James Barnes, who was born female but transitioned to male eight years ago, works as a life coach to help others going through life changes.  He recently opened up about the challenges he's faced since becoming a man - especially loneliness.  Breaking down in tears, Barnes said:  'No one told me how lonely being a man is. [...]"

The Editor says...
You're not a man!  You cannot "become a man," just by dressing and acting like a man.  There's your problem!

Don't call modern leftists communists.  The current Western obsession with homosexuality and transsexualism has no counterpart in any section of the traditional communist cannon.  While the Soviet Union during the 1920s briefly decriminalized the former as part of its revolutionary revamping of the tsarist law code, homosexuality was once again forbidden under Stalin in 1934.  Being a member in good standing of the communist party and a practicing homosexual was often difficult.  The author and future film director Pier Paolo Pasolini was expelled from the ranks of the Italian communist party in 1949 for his involvement in a same-sex relationship.  Joseph Stalin contemptuously referred to the homosexual British communist Harry Whyte as "an idiot and a degenerate."  Fidel Castro forced homosexual men into detention camps.  Other examples could easily be cited.

Air Force Twitter Account Sparks Outrage After Going Way Too Far in Honor of 'Pride Month'.  The recruiting crisis within the U.S. military is a very real thing, and while senior military leaders and "military experts" have been putting the blame squarely on young people, all signs point to the bigger issue boiling down primarily to one thing: the federal government's dangerous obsession with all things woke.  And when I say "dangerous," I'm not engaging in hyperbole.

Pentagon Officials Wade Into Politics, Slam 'Anti-LGBTQ' Legislation at Pride Event.  Top defense and military officials waded into politics on Wednesday, slamming "anti-LGBTQ" legislation at an official Department of Defense Pride Month event at the Pentagon.  "LGBTQ plus and other diverse communities are under attack, just because they are different.  Hate for hate's sake," top DOD civilian official for personnel Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. said at the ceremony.  "But we must stick together, and we must be prepared to confront any such challenge directly."

Don't use their language.  Over the weekend, Jim Hoft, the founder of Gateway Pundit, a popular conservative web site, used the phrase "assigned male at birth" in a story about a 17-year-old boy pretending to be a girl who then beat [up] a real girl in the girls' room at school. [...] The Lord does not assign you a sex; he creates you as a man or a woman depending on your place in His plan.  The lefty pitch to kids for changing sexes is you are assigned by the doctor and doctors make mistakes.  This eliminates God.  Always keep in mind that the devil's greatest trick is not in making people believe he doesn't exist, but in making people believe God doesn't.  The abortion part is the implication that you are not a baby until birth because you are assigned at birth.  This means you were nothing before birth but a bellyache (and back ache), therefore killing you in the womb is a choice, not a crime.  Finally, being assigned a sex means you can change your assignment.

Should Christians Declare A State Of Emergency, Too?  Less than six months after President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, which codified gay marriages, the Human Rights Campaign declared its first-ever "state of emergency" for "LGBTQ+ people."  Why?  Because of a supposed spike in "legislative assaults sweeping state houses this year."  "More than 75 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been signed into law this year alone, more than doubling last year's number, which was previously the worst year on record," the HRC says.  But look closely.  Almost every single bill on the "assault" list is legislation designed to protect children from the omnipresent and increasingly aggressive "transgender" community.  The list includes things such as bans on doctors performing sterilization procedures or prescribing dangerous puberty-blocking drugs to minors.  It includes Florida's ban on public schools teaching children under age 9 about gay sex, and removing books from elementary school libraries that are too pornographic to show on local news programs.

The Air Force Is Using Taxpayer Money To Fly Service Members To Branch 'Pride' Events.  The U.S. Air Force has authorized Air and Space Force commanders to use taxpayer money to cover the travel costs for service members seeking to attend the branch's upcoming "pride" events.  On June 1, Marianne Malizia, the director of the Air Force's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, issued a memo notifying branch commanders of several upcoming LGBT-related events in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Department of the Air Force (DAF).  According to the memo, Air and Space Force commanders will be permitted to utilize "unit funds" to pay for service members under their command to "travel to, and participate in, this year's DAF Pride events if approved by their individual supervisory authority."

Megyn Kelly: How Could Anyone Vote For A 'Party That's In Favor Of Letting Minors Chop Off Their' Body Parts?  Megyn Kelly asked how anyone could vote for Democrats, which she described as the "party that's in favor of letting minors chop" off their body parts after left-wing politicians tried to stop the passage of bills banning transgender surgeries on minors.  During the Sirius XM "The Megyn Kelly Show" podcast on Tuesday, the host was speaking with guest conservative radio talk show host Jesse Kelly about New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan signing a bill to "permit minors to access 'cross-gender care' and abortions without parental knowledge or consent."  Jesse talked about his new book "The Anti-Communist Manifesto" and said, "We're not going to share a society and shouldn't share a society with people who believe my 14-year-old son should chop his penis off and pretend he's a woman."

Canada's Tolerance Meter Just Broke.  Once again, Canada, America's nutty neo-fascist neighbor to the north, has broken new ground in Leftist weirdness.  As you know all too well at this point, it is Pride month here, there, and everywhere. [...] As Pride Month kicked into gear, a teacher at Londonderry Jr.  High in Edmonton unloaded on students who opted not to attend a Pride event.  [Tweet with video clip]  This, ahem, educator apparently missed an important point about Islam.  It is opposed to homosexuality.  That may not be what she believes, but it is the reality.  Of course, reality and progressivism have never gone hand-in-hand.  Maybe she thinks that Islam is similar to the Western churches that have bent over backward to accommodate the LGBTQ lobby.  Whether one agrees with the tenets of Islam or not, the prohibition against homosexuality is non-negotiable.

The Editor says...
Neither homosexuality, nor unwarranted pride, nor Islam, nor Canada's totalitarian socialist government, deserves any verbal defense.

Sex Change Operations Do No Good.  The "trans" lobby claims that genital mutilation of minors is necessary in order to prevent troubled teenagers from committing suicide.  To my knowledge, there is no empirical basis for this claim, and suicide rates among those who have undergone sex change surgery are sky-high.  But the claim persists, nevertheless.  Now, it turns out that one of the key "studies" relied on to support sex change procedures has been withdrawn. [...] Integrity in published research has been on a downhill slide for some time.  It started in the social sciences, and has now spread to the hard sciences.  The basic idea of a research study is to be reproducible:  someone else who tries the same experiment should get more or less the same result.  But in recent years, a combination of hunger for headline-making publications and pursuit of political agendas has given rise to countless allegedly peer-reviewed studies that turned out to be utterly bogus[.]

[An] Oklahoma Mother Files [a] Lawsuit Against [a] School District After [her] Daughter [was] "Severely Beaten" by [a] Transgender Student.  A mother in Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit against Edmond Public Schools after her teenage daughter was allegedly severely beaten by a transgender student in the girls' bathroom.  The incident, which took place at Edmond Memorial High School on October 26, 2022, allegedly involved a 15-year-old girl, referred to as "E.G.," being severely beaten by a 17-year-old transgender student.  The lawsuit, filed last Thursday by Theresa Gooden, claims that the accused attacker, assigned male at birth, used the girls' restroom in violation of a state law signed in May 2022.  The law stipulates that public school students must use restrooms corresponding to the sex stated on their birth certificates.

Texas Becomes [the] Largest State To Ban Transgender Procedures On Kids.  Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Friday that makes Texas the largest state to protect children from life-altering transgender procedures.  The bill, SB 14, bans children from being given puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones and undergoing surgical procedures such as a double mastectomy for girls who identify as boys.  It also prohibits state dollars from being used to fund such procedures for children.

US Navy, MLB Delete Pride Month Posts From Social Media Overnight.  The official U.S. Navy Instagram and Twitter accounts have seemingly removed posts that celebrated the commencement of "Pride Month."  On Thursday, the first day of June "Pride Month," the Navy's social media accounts featured a graphic displaying military vessels and a fighter jet leaving a trail behind in the rainbow colors of the LGBTQ flag, but by Friday morning, the image had disappeared.  This action is part of the Pentagon's recent efforts to steer clear of cultural controversies, as top Defense officials recently moved to prohibit drag performances on all military installations.  This week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley intervened to cancel a drag show scheduled at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, on the eve of the Pride Month's commencement.  The Air Force cited recent Congressional testimony from Austin to justify this decision, while the Pentagon referred to an established policy.  Nellis AFB has previously hosted drag shows, in recent years.

That was Then: Soon This Will be Too.  That God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is not pleased with what we are doing to our children.  We know this because of what He ordered the Israelites to do to the pagans of Canaan who threw their babies into the fires of Moloch.  He is not pleased with the whole LBGTQ/Trans movement — remember Sodom and Gomorrah?  He is not pleased with the way our culture mocks truth.  God is truth.

It's Official, Disneyland Is Grooming Children.  Disney has a man in a dress working in the dress store for little girls at Disneyland.  This is who Disney wants girls to see when they first walk in to pick out a dress.  [Video clip]

Disney blasted for allowing mustachioed employee to wear dress, makeup.  Conservative critics are once again slamming Disney for shoving "woke" agendas down the throats of children — this time by allowing an apparently male employee to wear a costume dress and makeup.  A viral video — which has racked up nearly 7 million views on TikTok — shows the mustachioed "Fairy Godmother's Apprentice" welcoming a young girl at Disneyland's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Anaheim, California.  "So, my name is Nick, I am one of the Fairy Godmother's Apprentices," said the employee, who's seen wearing blue and purple eyeshadow to match their uniform dress.  "I'm here to shop you around and make all your selections for the day."

Pride Month Is A Cynical Exercise In State-Enforced Homosexuality.  For decades now, American institutions, ideologically captured by the left, have collaborated to establish a new system of social priorities while preventing dissent from challenging their grip on power.  Things like ESG scores, the Corporate Equality Index, the LGBT indoctrination of children by public schools and entertainment conglomerates like Disney, and pronoun struggle sessions at the State Department make this apparent.  Wanting the same outcomes, these institutions invest their vast resources, time, and manpower to coerce the public's behavior.  Your business will have the same commitments as a Fortune 500 firm, your children will have the same worldview as Greta Thunberg, and you will be happy about it.  Sexuality just happens to be one of the more obvious instances in which these people have let their mask slip.  Nevertheless, you must get on board or get crushed.  You are no longer allowed to opt out; we saw this when Big Tech attacked Gays Against Groomers, presumably for the crime of highlighting the predatory behavior of pederasts.

The Left Has Pushed the Envelope.  Corporate America has joined this cultural revolution hysteria.  Companies are apparently now hellbent on destroying their brands, profits, and net worth.  Under pressure from the LGBTQ activists, the Los Angeles Dodgers reinvited the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" to celebrate Pride night at Dodger Stadium.  Catholics and Christians had objected to the invitation because the group's notoriety hinges on its sexualized and often pornographic mockery of Catholic ritual, the Holy Trinity, and Christian faith.  The supposedly courageous group would never dare extend its street-theater blasphemy to other religious groups such as Muslims or Hindus.  The Dodgers apparently do not care that Greater Los Angeles may be home to 6 million Mexican American citizens and resident Hispanic immigrants.  Most are Catholic and many were avid Dodger fans.

Louisiana State Senator Joins Democrats in Blocking Transgender Surgery Ban on Children.  In a surprising move, Republican State Senator Fred Mills of Louisiana joined Democrats in a 5-4 vote on the Health and Welfare Committee, effectively halting the advancement of a bill that aimed to prohibit transgender surgeries on children in the state.  The bill, known as the "Stop Harming Our Kids Act," had previously secured a 71-24 vote in favor in the House before reaching the Republican-dominated state Senate.  It sought to ban the use of cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and surgeries that alter a minor's appearance to align with their gender identity if it contradicts their biological sex.

LGBT Pride 'Youth Carnival' Bars Parents From Attending.  Organizers of a "Youth Carnival" sponsored by two Indiana LGBTQ+ associations and the Indianapolis Airport Authority will not allow parents to attend with their children.  According to an Instagram post by Indiana Youth Group, it is collaborating with Indy Pride to hold the carnival for "youth" ages 12 to 20 at an activity center nicknamed "The Pit" on June 7 from 1 to 6 p.m.  The event, restricted to those "youth," promises games, vendors, food, fun, and unspecified "entertainment."  Indiana Youth Group describes itself as an organization that "serves young people ages 12-24 who self-identify as LGBTQ+, as well as their ally peers."  On its website, the group says it "strives to provide safer spaces to build self-confidence, explore individualism, and develop friendships within the LGBTQ+ community."

Pedophilia is the Goal.  As The Federalist has recently reported, it's becoming increasingly clear that the left is pushing toward social and legal approval of pedophilia.  A failed effort in the Minnesota legislature to extend state-law protection to pedophilia as a sexual orientation should remove any doubt about where we're headed.  Predatory adults apparently recognize the political problem inherent in protecting the "rights" of pedophiles.  So they also cloak their efforts in the language of "rights," "needs," and "health" of minor children.  The most recent evidence of this goal comes from the International Commission of Jurists, which joined two U.N. agencies to issue a report advocating that all "consensual" sex between adults and minors be decriminalized.

The Pride Cult Really Hates Judeo-Christian Values.  Batten down the hatches, y'all: Pride Month is coming.  And much like "Christmas creep," the Pride celebrations tend to start earlier and earlier every year.  We can't escape Pride Month no matter how hard we try.  Back in January, I wrote, "It's no secret that, over the past few years, the left has moved from expecting tolerance for every part of the LGBTQ (and sometimes Y) movement to demanding that everyone celebrate it.  We've come a long way from people having to say, "Yeah, yeah, sure.  Gay people can marry and do all the things that straight people can do" to the demand that we all rainbow up during Pride Month and any other time the LGBTQPLUS — now with 20% more plus! — decides it's time to celebrate."  As a result of this insistence that everyone go all-in for pride cultishness, the LGBTQUGH crowd has taken to undermining the values that don't fall in lockstep with it — especially Judeo-Christian values.  It's like the pride calculus in reverse:  accept everything about LGBTQeverything, and in exchange, the cult will try to destroy your values.

A new whistleblower describes the horrors of "gender-affirming care" at Texas Children's Hospital.  [Scroll down]  No.  It won't turn out well.  There's absolutely no proof that a transgender surgery will "cure" patients' depression or whatever mental health issue they're going through, which I believe is real.  We have a generation of kids with mental health problems.  It's very sad.  And we need to treat those problems correctly, not by recommending that they change genders to fix their mental health problem.  That's never worked.  It never will work.  There's no proof that it will work anywhere in the literature.  So yes, we're ruining them.  They're going to wake up in ten years and discover that they're infertile, that they can't have children, that their sexuality is completely dysfunctional.  That they can't function as a normal human being.  And ultimately, I believe that that realization is going to cause them to harm themselves — when they wake up and realize that they've already been ruined.

Manufacturing Mental Illness.  We must all understand that "transgenderism" is a mental disorder.  But not just any mental disorder.  This one is being force-fed into the minds of our children from the earliest of ages.  We are "manufacturing' mental illness.  We are creating psychopaths in the "laboratories" of our modern American culture.  There was a time when sexual predators were not allowed within 1000 yards of a school building.  But now, schools — both public and private — are inviting them in specifically to indoctrinate and groom children of all ages, even in pre-school.  Pity the one who would dare to stand against this evil — they'll be labeled as "hateful bigots," ostracized from their communities and sometimes even jailed, for daring to stand in the gap to protect children.

Tampa Pride Festival Canceled After Florida Cuts Off Access to Children.  The Tampa Pride on the River event has been canceled due to the series of anti-groomer bills passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), which in part imposes penalties on establishments that expose children to sexually explicit drag shows and similar adult performances.  DeSantis recently signed a series of anti-groomer legislation designed to protect children from the radical left's woke gender agenda, which includes pushing transgender ideology and gender confusion on minors.  One of the pieces of legislation signed is titled the "Protection of Children," or HB 1438, which imposes fines on establishments that allow children to attend sexually explicit adult shows, such as drag shows.

Texas Legislature Passes Ban on Gender-Transition Treatments for Minors.  The Texas legislature has sent a bill limiting gender-transition treatments for minors to the desk of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it.  The senate voted 19 [to] 12 to ban the treatments, including surgeries and medications.  There is an exemption for minors who are already undergoing gender transition, but they must wean themselves of medications over an unspecified period of time.

Only 57 Percent of U.S. Adults Believe Gender is Determined at Birth.  Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults believe a person's gender is determined at birth, according to a Washington Post-KFF poll released Friday.  Additionally, 65% say transgender women and girls should not be allowed to compete in professional or collegiate sports with other women and girls, while 66% said the same of high school sports and 62% of youth sports.  As transgender people have increasingly gained visibility, conservative lawmakers have zeroed in on making legal distinctions to keep long-established lines from blurring: keeping transgender children off girls' sports teams and out of certain bathrooms and blocking them from receiving gender-transitioning medical care.

The Editor says...
Your sex was determined at the moment of your conception.  If you were born male, you were a male the previous day, and the day before that.  So I would have to agree that it's not determined at birth.

Why is homosexuality a one-way street?  Is no one allowed to repent and turn away from it?
Campus event featuring Catholic who left lesbianism draws ire of LGBT students.  A student group at the University of Wisconsin Madison called Badger Catholic recently received backlash for hosting an event focused on the intersection of homosexuality and faith.  The April 13 event, "Homosexuality and Life With Christ," featured Kim Zember, author of the 2020 memoir "Restless Heart: My Struggle with Life & Sexuality," which explains her struggle with her faith and homosexuality.  "Zember, a California girl born and raised Catholic, found that no matter how much she pursued relationships with women, she was never at peace," according to the Catholic News Agency.  She eventually delved into a spiritual journey that led her to leave homosexuality and found a ministry called "Overcome."

What We're Learning From Pushing Back Against the Trans Crowd.  You already know what's happening.  In Tennessee, the Legislature passed a bill that puts a stop to transgender surgeries for minors, and the Left went crazy.  Not long after the bill passed, a biological female still living at home at 28 snapped, descending on a Christian school in a psychotic rage and killing three school staffers and three 9-year-olds before law enforcement gave her the suicide-by-cop she wanted.  The shooter wrote a manifesto explaining the crime, which the police still refuse to release — a telltale sign that trans politics played a role.  The news media picked up on the Nashville massacre and immediately blamed it on the state Legislature, which led to a riot in the state capitol for ... gun control.  The shooter in the Nashville massacre was in illegal possession of the guns used to kill those six people, an ironic fact that escaped the demonstrators completely.  Tennessee has been reported as a black eye for conservatives.  It wasn't.

Here is the non-sequitur of the month:
Woman says 'odd' food choices indicated her child was transgender.  Almost anything can now be a sign that your child is transgender, apparently.  A woman who recently testified against a Louisiana bill that would ban sex change surgeries for minors said she eventually realized that her biological daughter's "odd" food choices indicated a transgender identity.  The mother gave the preposterous testimony before the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee during discussions on House Bill 463, which would prohibit "certain procedures to alter the sex of a minor child."  The mother, speaking about her child that now identifies as a transgender boy, told Louisiana lawmakers:  "We couldn't figure out what the problem was.  We took him to specialists and neurologists, and he had brain scans trying to figure out why he couldn't sleep.  As he grew, he got to sleeping.  But his food choices were odd.  They were always like green vegetables, raw green vegetables, which, if you know kids, most kids don't like to eat those things."

The "All Ages" Drag Show Epidemic Plaguing America.  As a child, I remember hearing about the great things the future would hold for my generation, and the generations that would come after.  Flying cars, advanced healthcare, Utopian like living conditions.  Instead, we have full grown men sexualizing children, groups pushing to "destigmatize" pedophilia, and an entire generation of children being taught to hate themselves, their parents, and their country.  Children are being groomed into sterilizing themselves by receiving what the machine calls "Gender Affirming Healthcare".  Which of course is referring to butchering children's private parts which leaves them infertile, stuck on medications, prone to infections, and reliant on the very system that is responsible for confusing and mutilating them in the first place.  Don't get this twisted, the point of exposing children to gender ideology and drag shows is to destroy the innocence of America's youth, and it's working.

Performing Trans Surgery on Children, Prescribing Puberty Blockers Now a Felony in Oklahoma.  Performing trans surgery on children, as well as prescribing a child with puberty blockers, is now a felony offence in the state of Oklahoma.  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law measures forbidding the use of medical transgender interventions on children, with it now being a felony offence in the state to perform trans surgery on a child or prescribe them puberty blockers.

Minnesota Democrat Signs Bill Banning Free Speech For Therapists Of People Struggling With Sexual Distress.  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on April 27 that bans private conversations between therapists and patients struggling with their sex and sexuality.  Now Minnesotan therapists who help those with gender dysphoria accept their sex and those with unwanted same-sex attraction are banned from helping willing clients with these struggles.  HF 16 bans these private, uncoerced conversations as illegal "conversion therapy" for children and adults despite studies suggesting such conversations can be helpful and welcomed.  "No child will be subjected to this outdated, Byzantine, and cruel practice of conversion therapy," Walz announced during the signing.

Colorado: 27 Democrats Vote Against Making Flashing Kids A Felony.  More than two dozen Democrats in the state of Colorado have voted against legislation that would make it a felony for anyone to indecently expose themselves to children, reasoning that it could lead to the banning of drag shows.  Currently, in Colorado it is only considered a class 1 misdemeanor if a person indecently exposes themselves in the view of a child, if it is the first offence.  Speaking about the legislation to make it a class 6 felony, one of the Democratic Representatives, Leslie Herod said, "These types of laws have been used to ban drag shows, to target individuals who use the restroom of the sex that they identify with — a public restroom — to charge them with felony charges."  "I am very concerned about the attacks against the transgender community that are happening across the country," she added.

A Woman is not a Cat.  The Bible warns about calling evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).  Based on that warning, the Democrats should be very worried.  The Dems are a party that openly lies and calls evil good.  They celebrate killing babies in the womb, revel in the authoritarian power they seized during the COVID lockdowns, and recently they've started to groom young children (as young as six and eight years old) to mutilate their bodies by confusing them about their gender.  The Dems claim that if someone identifies as the opposite gender, we should celebrate and acknowledge their gender confusion.  Well, I refuse to do so because doing so is dishonest and a lie. [...] People aren't stupid.  But our Dems believe that we are.  A woman doesn't become a cat because she dresses as one, meows, and calls herself a cat; any more than a biological male becomes female by wearing a dress, heels, lipstick, and calls himself a woman.

First State Passes Law Defining Gender as a Person's Biological Sex at Birth.  Kansas has become the first state to adopt a definition of gender with the passage of legislation that keeps men, no matter what gender they identify as, out of women's bathrooms, locker rooms, and other intimate spaces.  It also separates inmates and restricts participation in sports according to one's sex at birth.  The move came late in the afternoon of April 27, when the state Legislature voted to override Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of S.B. 180, which became known as the "Women's Bill of Rights."  Under it, a female is defined as "an individual whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova."  A male is defined as "an individual whose biological reproductive system is developed to fertilize the ova of a female."

Minnesota Legislation Seeks to Normalize Pedophilia as a Sexual Orientation.  Earlier this year I noted that the mainstream acceptance of transgenderism would be the precursor to the normalization of pedophilia.  The evidence to support this was quite clear.  And I'm sorry to say that I was right.  The Minnesota legislature is in the process of changing the legal definition of "sexual orientation" that literally opens the door to mainstreaming pedophilia.  Here's how it's being done.  The bill modifies the existing Minnesota law that designates sexual orientation as a protected category, making it unlawful to discriminate based on sexual orientation within the state.  The first thing it does is adds a definition for gender identity: [...] That portion striking out the part that reads, "'Sexual orientation' does not include a physical or sexual attachment to children by an adult," is not a mistake.  The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has made the decision to eliminate a clause that explicitly excluded pedophilia from being considered a valid sexual orientation.  This doesn't mean that pedophilia will be legalized in Minnesota — yet — but by specifically removing the clause excluding pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation, pedophiles will become a protected class, subject to the same legal protections against discrimination currently enjoyed by gays, lesbians, transgenders, etc.

Record one in FOUR high school students say they are gay, bisexual or 'questioning' their sexuality, official CDC data shows.  Around a quarter of high school students identify as gay, bisexual or have a more fluid sexuality, official data suggests.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's biannual youth report found that just 75.5 percent of 14 to 18-year-olds said they were heterosexual in 2021 — a new low.  The remainder said they were either bisexual (12.1 percent), gay or lesbian (3.2 percent), 'other' (3.9 percent) or said they 'questioned' their sexuality (5.2 percent).

Transgenderism Stripped Naked.  There is no such thing as transgender because there is no such thing as gender outside of grammar.  Feminist theorists like the late Kate Millet pilfered the term from linguistics, where it refers to the practice in many languages (if not English) of labeling nouns, adjectives and, sometimes, verbs, as either masculine, feminine, or neuter.  "Gender" was chosen to name an imaginary, inner identity that can be either male or female or a mixture of both having no necessary connection to a person's anatomy.  And never mind that no medical expert can locate its source in the brain or body.  Whatever the "transgender" person is feeling, it is no more tangible than a dream or fantasy.  Before the invention of the term "transgender," "transexual," a.k.a. "sex change" was in fashion, though no one ever has been changed into the opposite sex.  No male has ever been surgically fitted with a working womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc.

Adolescent Menopause In Autistic Girls: Is This What We Really Want?  When an adolescent girl claims she is really a boy in the wrong body, these are safe assumptions:
  •   She is likely to be on the autism spectrum and experiencing difficulties associated with that condition.
  •   She is likely to have engaged in suicidal or self-harm ideation.
  •   She is likely suffering from other issues like sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
  •   She is likely already in the throes of puberty — physiologically, mentally, socially, and spiritually — and absolutely miserable.
Puberty blockers will stop bone and breast development, may leave a girl short and stunted for life, and will put a girl into menopause, adding tortuous suffering on top of everything she's already experiencing with puberty and her teen years.

To Believe or Not to Believe the Transgender Talking Points.  [#1] If you are told by anyone, including the ACLU, that the 2011 Standards of Care issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) express a consensus of medical organizations as to treatment of minors presenting with gender dysphoria (GD), and you know that the 2012 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force Report concluded that (i) there is no consensus regarding treatment of children or adolescents with gender identity disorder (now called gender dysphoria) and (ii) WPATH is not even an association of medical professionals, you can and should disregard any and all statements of such person.  [#2] If you are told by anyone, including the ACLU, that gender identity is immutable/unchangeable and you know that the co-editor-in-chief of an American Psychological Association handbook on sexuality published a research article in 2016 confirming (p.364) that claims of immutability as to both gays and those with transgender identity and gender variance are "unscientific" and that it is "high time" to retire immutable approaches to transgender rights, you can and should disregard any and all statements of such other person. [...] [#5] If you are told by anyone, including the American Psychological Association, merely that high rates of HIV infection have been found among so-called African American trans women, and you know that you were not provided with post-transition statistics contained in shocking CDC and other reports which are material to those considering transition, you can and should disregard any and all statements of such person or association.  One CDC study discloses: (a) a stunning 61.9% HIV infection rate for those Black/African American trans women, (b) a 41.7 % "homeless" rate for trans women, and (c) a 62.7 % "below poverty" household income rate for trans women.  Another discloses the estimated lifetime average cost of HIV healthcare to be $510,000.  Further, another review estimated that 31.0% of transgenders are engaged in the sex trade.

Study Shows Mothers of Boys With Gender Issues Are Mental.  The abstract of a scientific study undertaken in 1994 has been making the rounds on social media, and it is shocking on two levels.  The first wave of shock (although not surprise) comes at you from what the study discovered: the mothers of gender dysphoric boys tend to suffer from a host of mental illnesses of their own.  The study, "Mothers of boys with gender identity disorder:  a comparison of matched controls," was performed by researchers Sonia Marantz and Susan Coates, both of whom are Ph.D.s.

Erasing Women.  I'm not sure why it's happening — perhaps it's a backlash from the most obnoxious of the feminists and their conduct or the widespread denigration of and discrimination against white heterosexual men, but there's no doubt in my mind that there's a concerted attack by the culture warriors to erase women, denigrate them, and allow them only symbolic powers — like choosing the moronic Kamala Harris as vice president instead of someone with a demonstrated and earned record of competence. [...] How can we give someone automatic credence based on her sex when that sex defies definition?  Well, definitions other than "birthing persons" or "persons who menstruate," but even then, some advance the notion that men (that is transmen) can give birth, and educational institutions are being forced to install free tampon dispensers in male bathrooms.  ESPN honored Lia Thomas for Women's History Month.  Thomas, as far as I know, has all his original male equipment and simply grew his hair long and donned a woman's bathing suit to cheat women competitors who worked hard to be the best in their ranks.  If you recall, Title IX was enacted to ensure women a better shot in sports competitions.  Why is it still on the books if anyone can "be" a woman?

"Gender transition" IS a mental problem.  You can't jump from one sex to the other just by wearing different clothes.
European Reviews Find That 'Gender Transition' Doesn't Solve Mental Problems.  In findings that will shock no one living in the real world, reviews of evidence in several European countries reportedly found that transgender treatments and surgeries don't actually solve mental health issues as predicted.  Many young people are talked into "gender transitions" because they are told that this is the best or only way to prevent suicide.  But the evidence simply isn't there to back up such a claim.  A review published on April 14 for Current Sexual Health Reports acknowledged the fact that hacking off body parts and halting normal puberty development doesn't create the utopian joy LGBTQ that activists anticipate.

Philosophy's No-Go Zone.  [Scroll down]  Take, for example, the question, What is a woman?  That isn't just the title of conservative provocateur Matt Walsh's 2022 documentary.  It's a question asked by Simone de Beauvoir in her feminist classic, The Second Sex, more than 70 years ago.  You might think that Beauvoir's question has an easy answer — women are the mature, post-pubertal, females of our species.  (Likewise, men are the mature males, and girls and boys are the immature or juvenile females and males.)  A woman, Matt Walsh's wife Alissa says at the end of the film, is an adult human female.  The joke is that the people Walsh interviews are unable to give this obvious answer.  For instance, Professor Patrick Grzanka, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, tells Walsh that a woman is "a person who identifies as a woman."  This is (as Walsh points out) circular, in the sense that the explanation uses the word "woman"; but the real problem is that Grzanka's answer is plainly false.  A woman with severe dementia doesn't "identify as" anything.

Are gender-confused kids the products of what they're eating and drinking?  A new NIH-funded study says that as many as 25% of students in middle and high school are abusing Adderall.  Combining that information with what we already know our kids are putting in their bodies (deliberately or accidentally) leaves me wondering whether all these substances are affecting our children's relationship to their own bodies, leading to the "transgender" explosion.  Regarding ADHD, I believe the real diagnosis for most of these kids isn't ADHD.  Instead, it's a product of 30 hours a week of forced inactivity while having incredibly boring lessons forced upon them.  Still, whatever the cause for children's restlessness and inattention, once they get the ADHD diagnosis, they usually get started on Adderall, a drug containing amphetamines and dextroamphetamine.  The latest numbers also show that around 10% of American children are on some form of antidepressant.  Both ADHD treatments and antidepressants have effects on people's sexual function and mental condition.  Those are just the licit drugs children take.

The War on Pronouns is Really a War on Language.  One recent example I noticed was linked by msn.com and included the headline, "Non-Binary Ex-Biden Staffer Sam Brinton's Family Calls Them A Liar, Claims Their Abuse Story Never Happened."  The headline is incomprehensible by traditional rules of grammar.  The reader would not know who is meant by "Them" and "Their."  Even if we are familiar with Sam Brinton and his story, we would not know what people his family calls "a liar."  The plural words tell us that there are multiple third parties that Brinton's family accuses.  We are misled and distracted by those plural pronouns.  An innocent reader would not have concluded that Brinton, himself, is the real target unless the reader undertook the process of clicking on the link and reading the article.  The reader would then have to remember the new mandate that requires us to misread plural pronouns as applicable to single people — as the individual subject's whim dictates.  Singular is now plural.  Plural is now singular.  Words have no meaning.

Welcome to the cornfield.  [Scroll down]  To lift that fog it is crucial that the language that allows it to occur be fought at every opportunity — and we can start with refusing to allow a few undeniably false and manipulative terms that have entered the societal conversation to be used as cudgels for the progressive/woke/equitarian power and manipulation complex.  Misinformation, denialism, disinformation, malinformation, trigger, safe space, equity, systemic, existential, intersectionality, zero anything, toxic, cis, they, zir, anything-ist, anything-ism, and on and on and on — all these words and terms are used to distort meaning, undermine objective facts, and purposefully use a devious combination of familiarity and confusion to lead society down a path it would never even consider if it could truly and immediately decipher their impact.

Here's What A Children's Hospital Quietly Scrubbed From The Internet Amid Public Backlash Over Gender Transitions.  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), which operates a gender clinic, removed numerous videos and posts discussing childhood gender transitions, including irreversible surgeries, from its website amid public backlash, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  The CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Program came under scrutiny in September 2022 after some of its training videos on childhood gender transitions were circulated online, and the clinic said it was tightening its security that October due to threats.  Resources including videos in which clinic staff promoted cross-sex medical interventions for minors and advised school workers to keep children's gender identity secret from their families have since disappeared from CHOP's website; these pages are saved in online archives, but their links either redirect to error pages or go to pages that have been heavily altered with certain links removed.

"Rapid-onset Gender Dysphoria" (ROGD).  In 2018, Psychology Today published an article summarizing trans research and what was happening in the culture that is truly shocking.  That is, a large minority of kids have developed a belief system whereby they, as a group, espouse that being a normal biological female or male is akin to being immoral and evil.  This bizarre concept has spread across social media and has infiltrated even down to elementary schools.  This is a set of cultural beliefs which have morphed from groupthink and rebellion on social media to going viral throughout an age cohort which is vulnerable to new concepts being permanently instilled into their mindsets.

Is anyone surprised by transgender homicide?  On March 27, a 28-year-old armed woman walked into a Presbyterian primary school in Nashville, Tennessee, and shot three children and three adults to death before being gunned down by police.  The murderer was initially identified as Audrey Elizabeth Hale, but later the same day, having discovered that she considered herself to be a transgender male, local officials began referring to her by her last known name of choice, Aiden Hale.  Thirteen days later, on April 9 (Easter Sunday), a Portland, Oregon, cab driver named Reese McDowell Lawhon was stabbed to death in the neck by a passenger who had stepped into his cab wearing a tiara.  As the Portland-based independent journalist Andy Ngo noted, the police made an arrest but, unusually, waited a day before releasing any information about the suspect.  After the killer's name, Moses Jacob Lopez, was finally made public, Ngo discovered online that Lopez, a mere six days earlier, had been "arrested and charged with felonies" in Coos Bay, Oregon, "for allegedly threatening a... shopper with a knife," but had been "quickly released without bail."  Ngo also discovered that Lopez, age 30, identifies as a transgender woman.

Get It Together.  There are people hiding behind queer ideology to get close to children and separate them from their familial support structures.  Predators always use whatever means they can to get close to their victims.  The LGBT community is the perfect cover for these monsters.  [Video clip]

What Is Up with This Sudden Transgender Movement?  [Scroll down]  So the way this game is played is you have to begin indoctrinating young children early in public education to get them to question their God-given genders.  Of course, this means you must also introduce the concept that gender is related to sexuality to hypersexualize them at an early age.  The unspoken very dark goal is to get young people to want gender reassignment medicines and surgical treatments by the time they are teenagers.  Who stands to profit off of elective drugs and surgeries?  Three groups profit: people who make medications, people who make medical supplies, and people who work in the hospital industry.  For now, most insurance companies do not cover gender reassignment treatments as they are considered elective.  Still, you can bet the insurance industry will be lobbied heavily to ensure we all pay our fair share in premiums for this in the future.

California Quietly Pushes Scary New Law — The State Could Take Kids Away From "Non-Affirming" Parents.  California claims to be at the front of the progressive movement, and Gov. Gavin Newsom believes his state sets a precedent the entire country should follow.  Newsom has made these remarks numerous times in the past, and we'll likely hear them a lot more often if he runs for President in 2024.  "Turning America into Cali" might be his rallying cry.  But several million parents won't be on board with what they're trying to do in the Golden State now.  Currently, California lawmakers are considering a bill that would actually allow state officials to take kids away from families — and they wouldn't even have to tell the parents until afterward.

Australian bank gives transgender employees six weeks of paid leave for 'gender affirming care'.  An Australian bank is now offering six weeks of paid leave to employees who want to change their legal sex, undergo surgery or other steps related to changing their gender.  SunCorp, a banking, finance and insurance corporation, announced the new benefits for transgender employees last month during "World Pride Week."  SunCorp New Zealand insurer announced the same benefits as well.  "Suncorp Group is excited to announce it is introducing new leave entitlements for employees affirming their gender," the company stated in a press release.  "Six weeks' paid Gender Affirmation Leave, and up to 12 months unpaid leave, will be offered to applicable Suncorp employees, allowing those employees to have the time and financial support required to engage in the steps they need to affirm their gender."

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Attempting to change one's gender through surgery is the exact opposite of affirming one's gender.  You were either born male or female.  Whichever the case may be, deal with it.

Is It Time to Panic Yet Over the State of America?  The social fabric is melting.  Traditional religion and worship, the societal guard rails of right and wrong, is treated as a fanatic cult, while men claiming to be women, and vice versa, are lauded as the highest form of evolution and enlightenment.  A Lutheran "pastor" compared the Nashville shooter to Jesus.  How sad that during Easter week, this Lutheran church ditched Christianity for the new religion of Transgenderism.  This new religion, which "makes America stronger," as President Biden recently remarked, is also busy killing Americans.  In Nashville a week ago, a transgender activist killed six Americans, including three children, in cold blood.  Is there outrage?  Yes, but not what logical thought would suggest.  The left was far more concerned about "anti-trans rhetoric" rather than the six Americans murdered in Nashville.

The increasingly dangerous transgender movement sweeping America.  On his Friday night show, Tucker Carlson called "transgender" activists the most dangerous domestic terrorists in America.  He's correct.  They are the equivalent of religious fanatics because they have a manic faith that is belied by observable reality, which means they that constantly have to pitch themselves to a high emotional amplitude to override the real world impinging on their faith.  The Democrats, from Biden on down, rather than working to tamp down this madness, are doing their best to amplify this insane frequency, by assuring these already maddened people that they are the victims of a planned Republican "genocide."  The escalating number of violent attacks by this mentally-ill multitude is increasing and will continue to do so.

Why Trans Activists Attack Women.  For years, transgender activists have claimed there is a genocide being waged against transgender people.  As evidence, they point to the murders of trans victims.  In 2022, at least 32 transgender and gender-nonconforming people were killed in the United States, according to the Human Rights Campaign.  But 32 trans killings is a decline from 40 in 2020 and 59 in 2021 and researchers do not know if trans people are being killed disproportionately compared to non-trans people.  There remains a prejudice against trans people.  Some trans people are, without question, victims of violence.  But there is no "genocide," nor even strong evidence that the trans people being killed are targeted for being transgender rather than for some other reason.  For example, transgender people are disproportionately represented in the sex trade, which is an extremely dangerous criminal enterprise.  By contrast, we have seen a wave of transgender rights activists attacking women for ideological reasons.

Canadian Bill Seeks to Criminalize Protests of LGBTQ+ Activities, Impose $25K Fine.  A bill introduced in the Ontario, Canada, legislature this week would ban protests and criticism of LGBT activities within a designated 100-meter "safety zone."  Bill 94, titled the "Keeping 2SLGBTQI+ Communities Safe Act," indicates it would establish "community safety zones" designated by the Attorney General prohibiting "persons from performing an act of intimidation" within 100 meters of said zone.  According to the bill, such "acts of intimidation" include "causing a disturbance," "distributing hate propaganda," "uttering threats or making offensive remarks, either verbally or in writing with respect to matters of social orientation or gender roles," and "engaging in a protest or demonstration for the purpose of furthering the objectives of homophobia and transphobia."

A Pandemic of Cognitive Dissonance.  We're facing yet another pandemic.  It's not a viral outbreak.  This crisis is a mental disorder outbreak — rather like mass hysteria.  The outbreak has spread worldwide, but fortunately only affects those of a leftward political persuasion.  The condition is cognitive dissonance. [...] Many members of the "gay" community live in a constant state of grievance.  They complain about intolerance towards themselves, while we indulge their month-long orgy of "pride" every year.  Is there such a thing as mad-gay?  Because that's what the majority seem to be.  While we're on the subject of the gay community, why do they call themselves queer — while asserting that their lifestyle is perfectly normal?  Does "queer" have some definition in another language that means something other than abnormal? [...] Why do progressives claim to represent science while denying reality?  Doesn't the science of biology and animal behavior say anything about human sexuality?  How many genders do progressives claim to recognize?  The number grows by the day.

Your tax dollars at work: Translating dictionary 'of LGBTQ+ terms' into Spanish.  In the space of just a few years, the federal government — along with the commanding heights of corporations, universities, and nonprofits — has been transformed into a propaganda and promotion vehicle for homosexuality and gender confusion.  Our embassies, even in devoutly Muslim countries, have flown flags promoting homosexuality.  Our military, once the most powerful in the world, is now indoctrinating troops into gender confusion.  Now, hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are being spent to translate into Spanish a dictionary of terms related to homosexuality, transgenderism, and other  deviant  non-standard sexualities.

Ready Yourself for the 2024 Storms.  Tucker Carlson was quite right in his monologue last week:  Christianity and transgenderism are wildly incompatible.  Forget gobbledygook Christianity practiced by congregation-bleeding churches.  Christianity and transgenderism never will reconcile.  True science dictates, too, bolstering Christian teaching.  Humans aren't gods with dominion to "transform" themselves from man to woman or woman to man.  Any more than humans can cause the sun to rise in the west and set in the east, any more than man can destroy the earth's climate.  Any more than humans can create intelligent machines that rule the world.  All are vanities, conceits, delusions, fantasies.

College student arrested for making death threat against GOP congressman over gay rights.  A college student was arrested after he allegedly left a message, including a death threat, against a member of Congress over gay rights, federal prosecutors said.  Although the member of Congress was not named in the statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, a spokesperson for Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida confirmed that he had received the message.  Allan Poller, a 23-year-old student of Keene State College in New Hampshire, allegedly left a recorded message after midnight on Wednesday morning and spelled out his name before making the death threat against Gaetz.

Three Democrats Facing Expulsion From Tennessee Legislature for Aiding the 'Transurrection'.  Monday, three Tennessee bolsheviks were stripped of their committee assignments and locked out of the Tennessee Capitol because of their leading role in the "Transurrection" that took over the capitol building last Wednesday.  [Tweet]  [Video clip]  State Representatives Gloria Johnson and Justin Jones were notified by the Clerk of the Tennessee House of Representatives that they had been stripped of all committee assignments.  A third representative, Justin Pearson (Justin as a first name seems to be a thing amount Tennessee Democrats), had no committee assignments.  Their ability to enter the legislative facilities was restricted in a separate action.

White House Hosts Roundtable On 'Affirming Transgender Kids'.  Senior officials in the Biden administration hosted a roundtable at the White House about "affirming transgender kids" last week on "Transgender Day of Visibility." [...] The roundtable hosted by the Biden administration occurred days after a 28-year-old woman who identified as a man killed three children and three adults last week at The Covenant School, a ministry of the conservative evangelical Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.  The attack came weeks after Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) endorsed legislation that bans sex change procedures, such as mastectomies for girls who believe they are boys, as well as hormones and puberty blockers purporting to transition a child to the opposite sex.  Another bill signed by Lee prohibits sexually suggestive drag shows in public or near children.  The industry surrounding transgender surgeries is expected to reach a $5 billion valuation by the end of the decade, according to a recent report from Grand View Research.

The Ugly World of Pretty Men.  I've been researching this piece for a while in an effort to fully understand the grotesque tragedy that has befallen our society, encapsulated in the screenshot above.  I ask the question — who are some of these clearly unwell, socially maladapted and homicidally angry trans activists?  Why are they allowed to assault, without fear of prosecution, anyone who challenges their deluded fantasy?  We opened the door by acceding to their demand that anyone who wants can self-identify as trans.  This allows all manner of unstable outliers to take advantage of the protective trans umbrella and includes rapists who slap on blonde wigs to demand incarceration with women, their intended prey.  I truly feel sorry for the very few suffering from actual gender dysphoria but are now lumped in with the screeching fourth circle of hell.

Shouldn't 'Transitioning' Have Filled The Nashville Shooter With Joy And Happiness?  Less than a week after the Washington Post published a laughable survey purporting to show an overwhelming majority of people who "transition" away from their biological sex are filled with satisfaction, a transgender person showed just how exuberant her own transition process was by shooting up a Christian grade school.  Tragic doesn't begin to cover it.  All indications are that 28-year-old Audrey Hale was more than a year into her "transition" living like a man — referring to herself as "Aiden" and using male pronouns — when she blew out the front doors of The Covenant School in Nashville this week, paced through the halls and eventually murdered three 9-year-old children and three adults.  It's not true that all trannies are sadistic monsters anticipating their own shooting spree.  But that a sadistic monster who went on a shooting spree also is a tranny should startle precisely no one.  I know that we're living in a moment where all of America's culture influencers insist that transgenderism is nothing more than an expression of identity — one that we're all expected to accommodate, mind you — but it's not.

Nancy Pelosi's Theology and Her Politics.  Is the Bible ambiguous about marriage?  It teaches that the institution of marriage is as old as mankind, in which a man and woman unite to oneness.  Jesus emphasized that marriage is a permanent unity of man and woman, the two becoming one.  Proscriptions against homosexual behavior are well known, so homosexuals calling themselves married is profanation.  Christians aren't homophobic (i.e., afraid of homosexuality).  Rather, Christians are homoabdico, aligning with the Lord in disapproving of homosexual behavior.  Similarly, Christians aren't transphobic (i.e., afraid of transsexuality).  Rather, Christians are transabdico, disapproving of transgender transitions, associated with irreversible reproductive system damage, surgical mutilations, and bodily damage done pharmacologically.  After this lucrative medical malpractice, every natural cell in the body testifies to an unchanged biological sex.  And fully "transitioned" victims have rates of suicide 20x higher (i.e., a 2,000% increase) than otherwise.

Who is a threat to whom?
'Trans Day of Vengeance' in DC is CANCELED due to a 'credible threat to life and safety' in the wake of [the] Nashville school massacre.  A transgender activist group has called off its planned 'Trans Day of Vengeance Rally' after warnings of a 'credible threat to life and safety'. The rally was due to be held on Saturday in Washington D.C., but organizers of the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) said Thursday that threats on social media have led them to make the decision to cancel the event.  The demonstration would have been held outside the Supreme Court but 'astronomical amounts of hate from the world' forced them to cancel, TRAN said.

Transgender People Are Not Under Threat and Their Movement Is the Height of Narcissism.  Just days after a woman who identifies as transgender walked into a Nashville Christian school and killed six people, including three children, transgender activists stormed the Tennessee Capitol chanting phrases like "no action, no peace."  To add to the absurdity as well as the insult, these trans protesters held a "die-in" in the lobby to illustrate the violence and death experienced by the trans community all over the country.  Again, there are three dead children currently being wept over by their loving families thanks to a transgender person.  [Tweet]

KJP Says That Trans People Are the Ones Under Attack After Shooter Killed 6 Christians.  Just days after transgender shooter Audrey Hale killed six people in Nashville, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre rushed to the defense of the trans community.  Hale, who reportedly dealt with mental health issues, targeted her former school.  Three children were among the victims, one of which being the daughter of the pastor who counseled Hale.  KJP said, "Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now."  [Tweet]

Thoughts on the Nashville Murders [Updated].  [#1] Police say they found a "manifesto" written by Ms. Hale, and apparently other writings as well.  So far the contents of these writings have not been disclosed.  I assume they will come out in due course, but it will be interesting to see whether they might be suppressed, contrary to the usual practice.  [#2] My usual view is that it is wrong to pay attention to the ravings of insane people, so as to try to pin their actions on political opponents.  This time, however, I think Hale's writings could have some significance.  Maybe I am just being inconsistent, or maybe the case is actually different from most others.  [#3] Ms. Hale was autistic and had various mental health problems.  As I understand it, just shortly before her death she decided that she was, or wanted to be, a man.  Newspaper reporters have dutifully, and absurdly, referred to her as "he."  Someday, people will be astonished at this.

Pumping Gender-Bending Drugs Into Kids Is Even More Dangerous Than We Thought.  Suppose a troubled teen girl "identifies" as a boy and wants to change her body to match it.  Most people balk at the thought of pumping her with testosterone or cutting off her healthy breasts.  But many of these same people think using puberty blockers isn't so bad for even younger kids.  In fact, activist groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest drugs like Lupron can "pause" puberty without harm.  Even some conservative lawmakers, such as Georgia state Sen. Carden Summers, have bought this claim.  As a result, the bill he sponsored, just signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, partially restricts "gender-affirming" hormones and surgeries for minors but says nothing about puberty blockers.  Is it really safe to give these drugs to kids?  Mounting evidence says "no."

Joe Biden: 'Transgender Americans Shape our Nation's Soul'.  Transgender Americans "shape our nation's soul," according to President Joe Biden, who made the assertion Thursday [3/30/2023] as part of a White House Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility.  The proclamation came mere days after a transgender shooter allegedly murdered six individuals at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.  A proclamation from the Biden White House celebrates the "Transgender Day of Visibility," deeming transgender individuals the "bravest people" the president apparently knows.  They are people who "have too often had to put their jobs, relationships, and lives on the line just to be their true selves," the proclamation reads, deeming gender confused individuals as those who "shape" America's soul.

The Editor says...
[#1] Individuals have souls.  Our nation does not have a soul.  [#2] Transvestites and homosexual activists have no trouble with "visibility" and don't need the help of the White House in that regard.  [#3] Transvestites pretend to be something they're not.  It's not an act of bravery.  That's the opposite of a person trying to be his or her "true self."  [#4] Joe Biden is a chronic liar, and in this case, he didn't even include a little truth to make it believable.

Tucker Carlson Says Nashville Transgender School Shooter Murdered Victims Because They Were Christian.  On Monday, Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old biological woman who claimed she was a "he," shot three staff members and three nine-year-olds at the Christian school in Tennessee where she was formerly a student.  And the number of leftists who tried to frame Hale as a victim of Christian hatred has shocked many Americans.  Carlson referred to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's comments on Tuesday.  Garland that the FBI, the Nashville police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are all investigating the shooting — and yet he wouldn't hazard a guess on motive.  "Motive hasn't been identified, Garland told us," Carlson said.  "Really?  You wonder how that could possibly be."  He explained that the shooter herself said she'd left evidence behind to elucidate her horrific actions.

Is it a coincidence a 'Trans Day of Vengeance' is being held now?  An activist group is scheduled to hold a "Trans Day of Vengeance" outside the Supreme Court on Saturday — just days after 28-year-old Audrey Hale opened fire on a Christian school in Nashville leaving three kids and three adults dead.  "The Time is Now.  The Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming/Intersex communities are facing astronomical amounts of hate from the world," the Trans Radical Activist Network states on its website in its promotion of "#TransDay of Vengeance."  As Fox News reported, TRAN describes itself as "a network of unapologetic activists fighting for Queer Liberation" and promoted the protest earlier this year on social media.  TRAN's website was still promoting the event two days after a horrific school shooting at the private Presbyterian institution, the Covenant School.  The perpetrator, identified by investigators as Hale, was a former student at Covenant and identified as a transgender called "Aiden."

Canadian State TV Grooms Young Children Into Accepting Drag Queens As Normal.  Canadian State TV has taken the baton from their [weak] fascist PM and forced little kids into a room with drag queens and awkwardly groomed them into thinking it's normal for boys to wear makeup and stripper clothes.  One must ask, why not just bring in strippers?  This is sexism against real women who pole dance and grind on a stage?  Watch as the kids have trouble making eye contact and look uncomfortable in front of giant, creepy men in Kiss makeup.  [Video clip]

Tolerance and Acceptance Were Never Going to Be Enough for the Trans Crowd.  The trans movement asked for tolerance, then acceptance.  Then they just wanted to use the restroom of their preference for their safety, despite a lack of violence against trans people and a bushel full of trans attacks on kids.  We allowed it.  I regret that.  A lot.  Today, we are at a point where a 6'4" man named "Lia" Thomas has been allowed to dominate women's college swimming, while the real women on the team were told to shut up and not complain about losing their accolades to Thomas and having to eyeball his [genitalia] in the showers.  Major publications like the NY Post, the Daily Mail, and even the Post Millennial have called "he" a "she."  People have lost their jobs for refusing to play make-believe with the small portion of the country plagued by a mental malady called "gender dysphoria."  Despite all the [favor] the trans crowd has enjoyed, they feel they are being "genocided" out of existence.  So much so that they are planning a "day of trans vengeance."  [Tweet] In the United States, the trans crowd walks on water.  Yet six people — three of them only nine years old — had to die, just five days before the "day of trans vengeance."  One of them was the daughter of the school's pastor.  I'm sure that was just a coincidence, right?  [Tweet]

The carefully planned Nashville shooting coincides with a so-called 'Trans Day of Vengeance'.  While Democrats are busy blaming inanimate objects (i.e., guns) for the fact that an evil person murdered three children and three adults at a Christian school, conservatives are doing useful journalism and have discovered some interesting facts.  First, the shooting took place even as so-called "transgender" organizations were pushing hard for a "Trans Day of Vengeance.  Second, the killer targeted the school because it was a gun-free zone. [...] While I don't know of any evidence tying the evil female shooter to the "Day of Vengeance," it's certainly true that anger is integral to transgenderism.  The way I think of these people, especially if they're taking hormones, is that they have the aggression of men and the emotionalism of women, which is a very dangerous combination.  That's why I found it disturbing to know there's a movement among transgender people to be armed.

More than 60 percent of Scotland's trans prisoners began transitioning after being convicted.  More than 60 percent of transgender prisoners behind bars in Scotland only began transitioning after they were locked up, it has emerged.  Data obtained under Freedom of Information laws state there were, at the start of last month, 19 transgender prisoners in custody, 12 of whom (63 percent) are recorded as beginning their transition "after their date of admission".  There were seven trans women — biological men identifying as female — being allowed to serve their sentences in the women's estate, despite the public and political outcry this year over transgender double rapist Isla Bryson.  Bryson was initially sent to Cornton Vale women's prison near Stirling to await sentencing after being convicted but was later moved to the male estate.  The 31-year-old only began transitioning from male to female in 2020 after being charged with raping two women.

Nashville Christian School Shooter Was Second 'Transgender' Female Killer in 4 Years.  [Scroll down]  The Swedish study — and many others — show that many transgender people become more unhappy, withdrawn, and suicidal when they claim to be members of other sex.  A major part of the failed therapy is that the vast majority of other normal and healthy people cannot consider the claimed transgender people as romantic partners.

Trans woman left sobbing in JFK Airport after TSA agent hit her testicles: report.  A transgender woman was left in tears at JFK Airport after she claimed a TSA agent punched her in the testicles while she was going through security, the Daily Mail reported.  The unidentified flyer took to social media to vent about the incident, in which she said the agent "humiliated" her in front of everyone in a series of posts that have since been deleted, according to the outlet.  "hi so a tsa agent at jfk airport punched me in the genitalia, yelled at me for having a penis (?) and humiliated me in front of everyone after i told her to please stop," she captioned a photo of her crying in the airport bathroom, according to a screenshot of the post.  But the embarrassment didn't stop there, according to the woman.  "[The TSA agent] followed me into the women's bathroom and began talking about me to a coworker while I sobbed in a stall," she wrote, asking friends on the internet for advice as to what she should do.

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The whole purpose of being a transvestite is apparently to attract attention and sympathy on the internet.  Too many people are wallowing in self-pity because of their self-inflicted problems.

Transgenderism remains a mental illness.  Accompanying the horrifying news today that a mass shooting took place at a Christian elementary school near Nashville, TN was the bizarre background information about the alleged assailant.  A troubled young woman has been blamed for the killing of three adults and three children, and she identified herself as a transgender person, according to online profiles she left behind.  [The shooter], age 28, had once been a student at Covenant Presbyterian Church's school, which she returned to yesterday to gun down others.  Her motives for slaughtering six innocent people aren't clear, but it's obvious to anyone that she suffered from one or more mental illnesses.  Whether or not we find out what inner demons drove her to her fatal actions today, we know that her foray into transgenderism should've prompted those who knew her to seek competent psychological counseling.

The reporting on the Nashville shooting reveals the incoherence of modern gender theory.  When newspapers publish stories using the phrase "her testicles," it's easy to add laughter to the tears that always accompany reports demonstrating the complete breakdown of reality in modern America.  There is no laughter, though, when trying to decipher the biological sex of the school shooter who killed three children and three adults in Nashville, before the police appropriately terminated the killer's existence.  Initial stories identified the shooter as a female teenager.  Then the reports changed to say that the shooter (whom I will not name) was a 28-year-old female.  That was odd because, historically, women are not mass shooters, although there are always exceptions.  The news then reported that the shooter was "transgender."  That too left me bewildered.  Did that mean the shooter was a biological woman who claimed to be a man or a biological man who claimed to be a woman?

If the mentally ill 'mustn't own guns,' what about 'trans' people?  The timing of the tragic Nashville shooting, in which a MUSS (Made-up Sexual Status, aka "transgender") individual killed six at a Christian school, is a bit odd.  National Public Radio had just recently done a piece on how MUSS and other "LGBTQ" people are buying guns because, the story goes, they believe they're imperiled by conservatives.  As one sexual devolutionary NPR quoted put it, "If the world is dangerous, then you have to be dangerous back, and that very much has pushed me into where I am now."  As for what pushed 28-year-old Audrey Hale into opening fire Monday at The Covenant School, which she once attended, the media largely pretend to have no clue.  They don't want you to have one, either.  This is why, shamelessly, they often hide Hale's MUSS status and instead focus on guns.

American Tyranny?  Perfectly Normal.  Abortion is a clear example of normalization.  It became a hot topic decades ago, talked about in news, on social media, in Hollywood (desensitization phase).  Terms were revamped (language control phase).  Now it's "women's health," not "abortion," "pro-choice," not "pro-abortion," "fetuses" and "clumps of cells," not "babies."  Over time, killing one's own child was no longer untenable, but a normal part of society, even seen as a woman's right.  Using these same tactics, homosexual and transgender behavior once recognized as "abnormal" (3%) has also been mainstreamed.  Again, it was gay rights everywhere — the news, entertainment, parades (phase 1).  Again it was language appropriation, where behavior outside the norm can no longer be called abnormal, where a man with a male physique who says he's a really a woman cannot be called delusional (phase 2).  Indeed, words like "abnormal" or "delusional" are now hate speech.  If you dare speak these words, you'll be ostracized by groups, labeled a homophobe, a hate-monger.

Minnesota advances 'trans refuge' bill opponents say would strip custody from non-consenting parents.  Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that would establish the state as a "trans refuge" for children who are seeking transgender medical procedures but who may be denied "gender-affirming care" in other states.  In a party-line 68-62 vote, the Minnesota House passed HF 146, which had been introduced by Rep. Leigh Finke of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.  Finke is the state's first transgender lawmaker.  Democrats supporting the bill say the legislation will protect transgender people, their families and healthcare providers from facing legal repercussions for traveling to Minnesota to obtain cross-sex hormone prescriptions or sex-change procedures.  Similar legislation has been introduced in California and other states with Democratic-controlled legislatures, which seek to counter Republican states that have sought to ban transgender procedures for minors.

America has deadly enemies, and they are laughing at us.
The Pentagon Supports Child-Sex Changes, Argues Red States Have Created a 'Public Health Crisis'.  President Joe Biden's Pentagon is arguing for gender-affirming care for minors as young as seven years old who belong to military families.  In a March edition of the American Journal of Public Health, Department of Defense providers expressed their support for children to be put on hormone blockers and sex change surgeries despite the dangers of its long-term effects, both mentally and physically.  "Affirming care has only recently become politicized; protection of gender-affirming medical care for military-affiliated [transgender] youths may require a declarative position without tolerance for personal biases, as the DoD has historically achieved for other minoritized groups," the authors wrote.  Titled "Caring for Military-Affiliated Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youths: A Call for Protections," claim that the only option for children who present gender dysphoria signs is to immediately move forward with gender-affirming care, arguing it is a "human right."

Vacationers Are Falling Out of Love With Woke Disney Parks.  Last year it was leaked that Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer at Disney, had bragged that her team had implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and was regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. [...] Unfortunately, Disney has ignored these concerns and insists on producing woke content to groom children — despite a slew of movies with dismal box office numbers and streaming series that fans aren't watching.  For example, this week it was announced that Willow, the highly anticipated sequel series to the 1988 film of the same name, has been canceled after just one season.  The show featured a same-sex romance, a man portraying a female character, and the blatant juxtaposition of brave and strong female characters with dumb, cowardly, and weak male characters.

DeSantis Goes There, Shows Graphic Video of Effects of 'Gender-Affirming' Surgeries Alongside Biden Comments.  As RedState's Bonchie reported last week, Ron DeSantis expertly trolled media outlets by actually showing videos of books found in Florida public school libraries that contained sex and pornography.  The news stations had to quickly kill their live feeds because you can't show that stuff on television.  The obvious question:  if it's too saucy for an adult audience — why is it in our kids' schools?

Taking Back Our Country, One Word at a Time.  [#7] Gender does not exist in humans.  It's been impossible for the enslavers to quantify the number of genders because it is zero.  There are two sexes and zero genders.  The hoax of gender as a socially acquired, fluid trait was cooked up by awful people like John Money and Judith Butler to inflict their own depravity and bitterness, to drain common sense, and to generate insanity in America.  The correct term is "sex identity."  The correct term for the subjective experience of being male or female is "sex identification."  This area of research and discussion became an obsession due to the conquerors' hatred of human nature.  Consider correcting the garbage science term gender fluid.  If you suffer to hear it, substitute the word "ambisexuality." [...] [#8] Transgender does not exist.  Powder and paint can't make a man what he ain't.  Sex identity is the earliest and deepest form of ego identity, inseparable from the gift of life itself.  There is no more perfect application of the term "disorder" than disunity between the sex of the body and the processes of ego mind.  Centering life on sex identity disorder is an energetic sinkhole that undermines the chance of living a selfless, generous, fulfilling life for either sex.  Adults have the right to pass themselves off as the opposite sex, but unless the listener is another Helen Keller, it is not going to work.

Antifa Violently Assaults Bystanders at Detransition Awareness Rally.  While the radical left loves to claim that LGBTQ individuals face horrible oppression and discrimination, the reality is that almost every institution in this country (and others) celebrates LGBTQ ideology and calls those who identify with it "heroes."  The true victims of discrimination and harsh backlash are the "detransitioners" — transgenders who decide to return to living as their biological sex.  These brave individuals not only have the courage to admit they were terribly wrong (some with permanent bodily damage such as double mastectomies), but they must face leftist targeting that paints them as traitors and villains.

Transgenderism Must Be Eradicated.  The world is unhappy with Michael Knowles.  From the mainstage at CPAC earlier this week, the Daily Wire commentator stated the obvious.  "There can be no middle way in dealing with transgenderism," said Knowles. [...] A decade ago, Knowles's position would have been uncontroversial.  A decade earlier still and it would have been nearly unanimous across all but the fringiest sections of American society.  That rapid and dramatic change is proof as good as any that the man might have a point.  The only direction for the ideologues is forward; they cannot even conceive of any other.  In the uproar over these common-sense remarks, Knowles's most strident critics have hurled his central premise violently back at him:  There can be no middle way.  It is all or nothing. [...] The first thing conservatives need to understand is that the other side holds no illusions of coexistence.  They would laugh at the live-and-let-live mentality of Knowles's more friendly critics, because they know that only one side can be right.  That's why the response was so hysterical — why outlets like Rolling Stone miscast Knowles's remarks as a call for genocide before fear of libel charges forced them to change course.

What Does Michael Knowles Mean When He Calls for 'Eradication' of Transgenderism?  The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles caused a collective meltdown on the left when he called for the "eradication" of transgenderism at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  Naturally, much of the outrage coming from the left was deceptive — an attempt to convince onlookers that Knowles was advocating for going full Hitler on the transgender community. [...] For those who missed the social media outrage over Knowles' comments, the commentator took the stage at CPAC and railed against transgender ideology.  "There can be no middle way in dealing with transgenderism.  It is all or nothing.  If transgenderism is true, if men can become women, then it's true for everybody of all ages," he argued.  "If it is false, then for the good of society, and especially for the good of the poor people who have fallen prey to this confusion, transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely — the whole preposterous ideology."  Naturally, left-wing propaganda outlets like The Daily Beast and Rolling Stone published headlines claiming that Knowles called for committing mass murder against transgender individuals.  When they realized that their blatant lies were likely harming their arguments against his comments, they stealth-edited their headlines to reflect something closer to the truth.

Pioneer In Child Gender Dysphoria Treatment Says Trans Medical Industry Is Harming Kids.  Dr. Susan Bradley, a Canadian psychiatrist and pioneer in child gender dysphoria treatment, came out against the popular model of affirming children's transgender identities and putting them on puberty blockers — a practice she was once involved in — in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Bradley started a pediatric gender clinic in 1975 aimed at treating children with gender dysphoria — a deep sense of discomfort with one's body and biological sex — in which she offered a therapy-focused approach; most patients outgrew their feelings of being transgender over time, she told the DCNF.  Around 2005, the clinic began prescribing puberty blockers to gender-dysphoric children as a way to alleviate their distress, a model which has since become widely adopted by medical establishments around the world, including in the U.S.

What Science, Exactly, Does the Left Follow?  Over the past few years, one of the rallying cries and favored slogans of the left, for many cultural and political issues at least, has been, "Follow the science!" [...] But curiously, they never tell you to "follow the science" of biology, even though "Gender Affirming Care" is a topic directly and obviously related to biology.  Why might that be?  Could it be because biological reality would directly refute not only GAC, but topple the entire fragile house of cards that their agenda and belief system sits on?  No, the left does not want you to follow the real science of biology because it would completely blow holes in their asinine, insane political narratives.  If people "followed the science" of biology, and recognized anatomical reality, then they would know that there are only two sexes, can only be two sexes, and will only ever be two sexes, and that those born with XX chromosomes will be female for life, no matter whether they mutilate themselves and no matter how much testosterone they take, and that those born with XY chromosomes will be male for life, no matter how much cosmetic surgery they get or how much makeup they wear.

United Airlines Touts All-LGBTQ Flight Crew; Customers Not Amused.  United Airlines took to Twitter this week to proclaim that an all-LGBTQ+ crew had just completed a flight from San Francisco to Sydney.  A video inside the tweet showed two employees unveiling the image of a koala bear — wearing heart-shaped sunglasses — waving an enormous LGBTQ flag on the side of the aircraft.  The airline may have been surprised to learn that for many passengers, safety trumps diversity.  Although there were a few who applauded this momentous occasion, for those more concerned with reaching their destination in one piece, it landed like a lead balloon.

What Leftists Are Saying About Trans Extremism.  Trans extremism is a new phenomenon whose rise has been fueled by another innovation, the internet.  Trans extremism has exerted considerable pressure; through that pressure, it has rapidly advanced real-world gains.  Indeed, short of a military invasion and occupation, it is difficult to imagine another movement advancing as quickly and changing society as thoroughly.  This movement is associated with the left, but even leftists are questioning trans extremism.  Leftist questioning occurs, inter alia, in the comments sections of liberal publications.  This questioning suggests that though trans extremism has successfully exerted great force, from public shaming, to economic boycotts, to intense manipulation of family members and friends, to physical violence [links to numerous examples] trans extremism has, so far, been unable to win all hearts and minds, even on the left, and its days may be numbered.

Big Businesses Like KitchenAid Display Hatred For Women By Hiring Men In Costumes For Ads.  TikTok performer Dylan Mulvaney, 26, says taking drugs, dressing up in bikinis, wearing makeup and bows, having sleepovers, and being nervous to rideshare without friends make him a girl, something anyone with a brain or eyes knows is not true.  Despite his sickening distortion of femininity while performing as a transgender man, Mulvaney is rewarded.  Most recently, Mulvaney's deluded belief that feathers and sparkles indicate womanhood granted him a front-page spot in KitchenAid's 2023 Color of the Year campaign launch and newsletter.  Among pictures of dolled-up women ready to use their bright pink countertop appliances is Mulvaney, a biological man who launched an online career based on his absurd belief that "girlhood" is an ensemble anyone can take off or put on whenever he wants. [...] Big businesses like KitchenAid won't admit it, but by partnering with men masquerading as women in their advertising, they are showing complete contempt for the women they claim to support and empower.

Vermont Girls' School Strikes Back Against the Trans Madness.  The world having gone absolutely insane, the Mid Vermont Christian School (MVCS) girls' basketball team is likely to get a lot of heat for this, but in a sane world, they would be the heroes of the story.  The team, which is known as the Eagles and has lived up to the nobility and heroism of their name, has withdrawn from Vermont's Division IV state tournament rather than play against a team that features a male basketball player who says he is a woman.  If this young man claimed to be an eagle or an aardvark or a garden slug, he would be receiving psychiatric help at this time and would likely not be playing in the tournament at all.  As it is, he is on the verge of being conferred the Left's coveted victimhood status.

Some Basic Questions Democrats Can't (Or Won't) Answer.  [Scroll down]  On the trans issue, how did all of you lose every bit of life experience and knowledge you'd accumulated over your lifetime inside of about 15 minutes? [...] If trans women are every bit as much women and real women, why do they need the prefix "trans"? [...] Why are the people who have all the protections of cancel culture, who are seemingly every third character on television, tenured academia, and a fascistic political party constantly policing speech on their side "marginalized"?  Aren't we normal people, the ones marginalized by being forced to deny reality?

Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Drag Shows in Front of Kids.  Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that would prevent drag shows from taking place on public property or in front of children.  The bill classifies "male and female impersonators" as adult cabaret performers, while also banning "adult-oriented performances that are harmful to minors."  The legislation, SB3, now makes its way to Republican Gov. Bill Lee's office.  State Rep. Chris Todd, R-Madison County, filed the bill, saying "this is a common sense child-safety bill."

The plague of self-diagnosis.  [Scroll down]  In other words, if you think you have cancer your doctor will check.  If you think you are transgender, too many doctors will simply take your word for it, "affirm" your almost assuredly transitory state of mind, and then go right ahead with procedures that cause permanent damage.  And while the scenarios above my be fictional, they are not at all hypothetical.  In fact, they are all too real, as many "detransitioners" will attest to.  Recently, lawsuits have begun to be filed by detransitioners against the doctors and clinicians and establishments that, they say, simply moved them down the conveyor belt towards transition without taking into account other factors, such as looking at the general mental health of the person, their overall well-being, and the reasons for seeking to transition in the first place.

Let's Just Say It: Transgenderism Is a Mental Illness.  It isn't a civil rights cause, it isn't a new form of free expression, it isn't a natural societal evolution.  It's insanity.  And facilitating it, as in the case of the supposed "medical professionals" increasingly pushing it on children, is evil.  We're seeing this in more and more vivid detail as the transgender craze — and it is a craze, make no mistake about that — broadens and touches more and more lives.  It's becoming harder and harder to sustain the myth that chemical castrations and hormone baths and disfiguring surgeries lead to normal lives.  More and more, we know that they don't.  Not that we didn't know already.  What we know is that post-op transexuals have staggeringly high suicide rates.

Follow the money.
Doctors from St Louis transgender clinic told teachers to 'affirm' an entire group of fifth graders.  Doctors from the St. Louis gender clinic now under investigation following bombshell whistleblower claims advised teachers to 'affirm' an entire group of fifth graders, emails The Washington University Transgender Center at the St. Louis Children's Hospital was shamed last week by whistleblower Jamie Reed, a former employee who wrote a bombshell article for The Free Press describing the 'medically and morally appalling' scenario at-play.  Her claims sparked two investigations — one by the Missouri AG's office, and another by the office of Senator Josh Howley.

DeSantis Admin Revokes Liquor License of Orlando Venue That Hosted Sexual Drag Show for Children.  The administration of Florida governor Ron DeSantis is rescinding the liquor license of a venue that hosted a sexualized drag show open to children.  Through the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation, DeSantis on Friday filed a 6-count complaint against the Orlando Philharmonic Foundation Inc., accusing the company of exposing minors to obscene sexual acts during a drag performance in December.  The complaint obtained by Florida Voice News alleged that the foundation advertised the show to all ages as holiday-themed without specifying its "sexually explicit nature."  The DeSantis administration warned the venue prior to the show that it would be expected to ensure children would be barred from entry, writing in a letter that "sexually explicit drag show performances constitute public nuisances, lewd activity, and disorderly conduct when minors are in attendance."  If the company refused to comply, the letter said, it could be subject to penalties up to and including license revocation.

The Rise of Transgenderism Leaves Civilization Undefended.  If you're like me you've probably had it with being afraid of the sheer rise in power that the transgender movement has amassed in little over two years.  It has many people scared, truly scared.  Scared of saying (I'm going to say it):  Biological men can never be real women; men cannot have babies; referring to oneself as "they" is beyond grammatically infelicitous, it renders one a nonsensical and a conceptual non-entity; the transgender affirmation of adolescents, which means agreeing to visiting a host of atrocities on a child's body and plying it with irreversible drugs, is child abuse; trans women (biological men) have no business participating in (real) women's sports.  There I've said it all — at least as much as I care to for now.  Why are people scared of offending trans people?  Misgendering another person, I am told, is the worst offense you can commit against another human being — as bad as rape and murder.  No kidding.  How did a small minority of people get to command the language, protocols, norms and framing methods of an entire culture in so short a space of time?  Who handed all that power to them, and why?

In The War To Destroy Society, Drag Queens Are The Shock Troops.  Drag queens appear everywhere now — public libraries, parades, and school classrooms.  Even the signing celebration for President Joe Biden's ill-named Respect for Marriage Act included a drag queen.  "Drag Queen Story Hour" is marketed as family-friendly entertainment you'd want to take your children to see.  But the ideology behind drag queen culture merits a much deeper look.  What used to be a common comedy sketch — men in drag — has become a vehicle for sexual politics that seeks to upend norms around human sexuality and the nuclear family.  It's important to grasp the dark intent behind this growing trend.  Drag queens are billed as a warm celebration of human differences.  There are more than 30 chapters of drag queens in the United States seeking to introduce children to a new way of seeing sex and sexuality, often with readings in public libraries.

Trans[vestit]es Wear Mental Illnesses Like Fashion Accessories.  The transes seem to engage in an informal competition to be the most mentally fragile and permanently miserable, consumed with angst from the slightest non-problems imaginable.  Take, for instance, this woman, who is on the verge of tears at the prospect of having to tick a box on a form to notate biological sex which doesn't include a section for non-binaries.  "It's sad," she says.  "I feel heavy with that knowledge."  [Tweet]  The more mentally unstable one becomes, the more authentically transgender.

The Real Purpose of Drag Queen Story Hour.  Those who have voiced concerns about the dangers that drag events, such as Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), pose for children (namely, sexualization and grooming) have been told that those concerns are baseless, that the events are harmless, that it is all just entertainment and fun, and that attending drag events is a way to understand the gay culture. [...] The purpose of DQSH is not entertainment, nor to understand gay culture.  The purpose is to turn children "queer" through an educational process.  What is queer, you might ask?  Queer in this context comes from Queer Theory, the idea that asserts that sexual norms are oppressive, that actually anything normal is a problem.  Ronald Pisaturo, author of Masculine Power, Feminine Beauty, a book that condemns the LGBT movement, defines a queer as "an activist dedicated to overthrowing capitalism, the system alleged to enforce oppressive sexual norms such as masculinity, femininity, and heterosexuality."  Turning children into Marxist activists is the goal.

The great feminist leaders are all completely silent about this:
Dude Dressed As A Woman, Rachel Levine, Hilariously Claims He's Broken Glass Ceilings For Women.  Rachel Levine talks about breaking glass ceilings and being an inspiration to other women.  A man who doesn't have a uterus and spent the majority of his career identifying as a man, is a glass-ceiling- breaking female hero?  Why is it culturally acceptable to mock womanhood?  [Video clip]

California's Crazy New Year: Five Radical Laws Go into Effect.  [#1] SB 107: 'Sanctuary State' for 'Transgender Kids' — This law, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in September, protects the use of drugs or surgery to provide so-called "gender-affirming care" to children from other states where the use of such treatments is restricted or criminalized.  It prohibits doctors from releasing information to other states, and prohibits California courts interfering in child custody over such treatments.

Trans Dude Stabs His Father To Death And Critically Stabs His Sister In New York.  Nikki Secondino, a 22-year-old transgender woman, has been charged with the murder of their [sic] father, Carlo Secondino, 61, who was killed in a stabbing at the family home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  Secondino has also been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the attack, which left their [sic] 19-year-old sister in critical condition at Maimonides Hospital.

Study: Transgenders Have 4.5 Times Higher Rate of Psychiatric Illness Than Normies.  In the least surprising clinical conclusion in world history, research published in the medical journal Transgender Health revealed the sizable mental health disparity between transgender and cisgender subjects: [...] The researchers found "increased rates of bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders" in the transgender population, among other negative disparities like schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia.

A Man Who Murdered His Parents Will Serve His Time as a Woman.  Another man who identifies as a woman has apparently been transferred to the women's wing of a prison in Maine.  That such a thing should happen is nothing new in and of itself.  PJ Media and other outlets have reported on similar situations in other states.  But the nature and scope of this crime are startling.  Maine resident Andrew Balcer is a convicted murderer.  Reduxx reports that on Halloween night in 2016, Balcer, then 17, stabbed his mother and father and then killed the family dog. [...] The case was in court for years.  Balcer, who now calls himself Andrea, claimed to have suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of his parents, something that his brother vehemently denies.  But he also said that an impetus for his crimes was the fact that his parents were not supportive of his gender transition.

Study: 'Gender-affirming Care' for Children Has No Medical Benefits.  Earlier this year, Robert "Rachel" Levine, Joe Biden's Assistant Secretary of Health, claimed without evidence that there is consensus in the medical community that so-called "gender-affirming care" is good for kids.  "There is no argument among medical professionals — pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. — about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care," he claimed.  But a new study has found that Levine's claim is not supported by data.  In fact, there is no medical science to support his claim whatsoever.  The study, which was conducted by the nonprofit organization Sex Matters in the United Kingdom, found that the alleged benefits of "gender-affirming care" are "no greater than a placebo effect."

The Democrats' war on the family.  It wasn't that long ago when older men dressed as women twerking with children at city-sponsored parades or schools adopting unisex locker rooms or medical clinics exploiting gender dysphoria to pad their bottom line all would have been considered child abuse.  But today, Joe Biden, the Catholic who once stood by his religion, tweets, "Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.  There is no room for compromise..."  As they say, one thing leads to another.  This swift and headlong lurch into androgyny started a while ago when the revolutionaries realized before you can deconstruct the West you've got to deconstruct Western notions of the family.  The Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools program celebrates transgender youth and normalizes gender fluidity in kindergarten.  Planned Parenthood, when they're not doing their best to eliminate families, says "no worries," we're sexual beings beginning at birth.

Another Disturbing Video of 'Rachel' Levine Is Going Viral.  Earlier this month, an old video surfaced of Dr. Richard "Rachel" Levine, Joe Biden's assistant secretary of health.  The video, from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., went viral because Levine inadvertently admitted everything wrong and predatorial about the transgender movement.  Levine was secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health at the time the video was made, but it was nevertheless a revealing video, exposing just how evil the movement is.

Don't Buy What Democrats Are Selling as Reality.  Under their new pseudo-reality, the Democrats would have us believe that male athletes can change their sex simply by declaring themselves female.  This even though male athletes can never change their inherent XY male chromosome make-up.  Not so astonishingly, these mediocre male athletes often skyrocket to being top-tier "female" athletes after their declaration.  In short, Democrats want you to believe whatever they desire to be real is true.  At the same time, anyone who opposes them and tries to correct them is automatically labeled by Democrats as being wrong and false.

America, We Can Choose Not to Tolerate Weirdos.  Somehow we got to the point where we're expected to just nod politely when freaks, strangeos, and perverts turn up in positions of great responsibility.  Well, that needs to change.  Whether it's some "non-binary" bondage mutant who oversees America's nuclear waste betwixt bouts of luggage larceny or an Army colonel who — and yeah, this happened — masks up as a leather sex puppy in uniform on social media and who, along with junior officers, also dressed as carnal canines, forms what I guess would be an erotic litter.  And then there's the everyday parade of creepy groomer oddities teaching our kids — actually, indoctrinating them — who are so proud of it that they go post videos of themselves bragging about the gender confusion and woke nonsense they spread.  Time to stop accepting the idea that we need to pretend weirdos are not weird.

Stealing is not the queerest thing about Biden's little perv perp.  The Biden administration made headlines last year when they boastfully appointed a certain person to a high level position at the Office of Nuclear Energy.  This person is "non-binary" and refers to his/her/them/itself with ungendered pronouns. [...] Yes, I get it — this person is mentally ill.  Note that this mental case is a card-carrying member of the political party that "believes in science."  What I don't get, however, is that the person wants to be referred to not just by non-gendered pronouns, but by pronouns that are plural such as "they" and "them."  Those plural pronouns refer to multiple people, not an individual person who thinks he/she/they/it is (are?) non-gendered.  Does this person think he/she/they/it are (is?) not only non-gendered but also comprise more than a single individual?  As if there are three of him/her/them?  Eleven?  When standing in front of a mirror, how many reflections does the person see?  The moronic media go along with all this.  In fact, they encourage it.  Not only do they go along with the pronouns that are non-gendered, but they also go along with the pronouns that are plural.

Drag Queens are the Democrats' New Mascot.  Inviting a drag queen to celebrate respect for marriage is like dancing about architecture, to borrow a phrase.  Yet here we are:  Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act flanked by Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and gay drag queen story hour performer Marti Cummings.  Cummings is the symptom, not the disease.  There are always fringe people out on, well, the fringes.  Although we didn't use to invite them to the White House to celebrate what might be humanity's oldest institution.  It's niche entertainment, to say the least.  In fact, there's been such a rush to normalize this particular fetish — even make it "family-friendly" — that actual pedos are being glamourized.  Why the sudden and very official respect?  It has nothing to do with gay rights.  It has a lot to do with putting women in their place.  The Left is waging a war on women, on genuine femininity and all of its unique strengths.  And they do it, in part, by raising up obnoxious (and often just plain noxious) pantomime females as "real" women.

The Experts Finally Discover Why 'LGBTQ Youth' Are Suicidal.  Liberal and tolerant Public Health experts seem to have finally sussed out, based on hard clinical research, the true sources of LGBTQ+++ youth suicidality. [...] It's obviously just a major coincidence that suicidality increases when pop culture floods children's corporate media programming to celebrate "Transgender Day of Visibility" and libbed-out parents encourage their four-year-old children to "explore their genders."  This is clearly not disorienting or confusing for children.

The Hijacking of Pediatric Medicine.  Thousands of pediatricians convened in Anaheim, Calif., in early October for the American Academy of Pediatrics's (AAP) annual conference.  The group, which boasts 67,000 members in the United States and around the world describes itself as "dedicated to the health of all children."  So some audience members were shocked when Dr. Morissa Ladinsky, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, lauded a transgender teenager for committing suicide.  In an address about "standing up for gender-affirming care," Ladinsky eulogized Leelah Alcorn, an Ohio 17-year-old who, in Ladinsky's words, "stepped boldly in front of a tractor trailer, ending her life," in 2014, after leaving a suicide note that "went viral, literally around the world."  Ladinsky's remarks were captured on video by a horrified onlooker, Oregon pediatrician Dr. Julia Mason, who expressed outrage on Twitter that Ladinsky was "glorifying suicide," an act she described as "unprofessional and dangerous."

Detransitioner, experts issue warning over American Girl pushing gender transitions: 'Protect your daughters'.  The American Girl doll brand is facing backlash over a book targeted at prepubescent girls that promotes gender transition seemingly without parental consent.  The book, titled "A Smart Girl's Guide: Body Image," which is marketed to girls ages 3 to 12, encourages children to talk with a doctor if they are questioning their gender identity.  "At first, you and the doctor might talk about wearing the clothes and using the pronouns (like he, she, or they) that make you feel most like the true you," the book reads.  "If you haven't gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body's changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity."

The transgender lobby is a massive and well-funded Leviathan.  In January, the Biden administration announced support for medical intervention for minors to "change" their gender, citing research from the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization focusing on transgender activism.  IRS records show the AbbVie Foundation, a project of the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, donated $50,000 to the Trevor Project.  AbbVie manufactures Lupron, the puberty blocker most widely used on children in the early stages of transitioning.  So, the White House cited a study produced by a nonprofit organization that received thousands of dollars from companies that make drugs and medical products used in the gender transition process to argue in support of puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and sex-reassignment surgeries for children.  The conflict of interest is obvious, but it's only the tip of the trans-money-power iceberg.

Texas Churches Split From Methodists Over Gay Marriage Stance.  Nearly 150 Texas churches voted to leave the United Methodist Church during the Northwest Texas Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches (UMC) over disagreements concerning the church's position on gay marriage, according to the Texas Tribune.  In a 261-24 vote over the weekend, 145 churches voted to exit the United Methodist Church and join the Global Methodist Church after years of disagreement between the churches and the UMC over the organization's acceptance of gay marriage, according to the Texas Tribune.

I Have Some Questions about Gender Assignment.  The Fairfax County, Virginia School Board has "educated me" that babies are "assigned gender" at birth, and I have some questions.  My first question is, what is the department in the hospital that assigns genders to newborns called?  Because if you call a hospital and ask for the "gender assignment department," they don't seem to know what you are talking about.  I've called eight hospitals so far.  Not one of them seems to have a department that assigns gender to newborns.  Is the impossible-to-call-or-locate gender assignment department at my nearest hospital some kind of secret society, like the Freemasons?

Report: FDA Plans to Lift More Restrictions on Gay, Bisexual Men Donating Blood.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to lift more restrictions on donating blood for gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships, even if they have not abstained from sex for 90 days.  The new rules are expected to be implemented within the coming months, FDA sources familiar with the plans told the Wall Street Journal.  Potential gay and bisexual male donors would still need to complete a risk assessment questionnaire before being allowed to give blood.  The FDA is still in the process of drafting the new questionnaire and guidance.

Wisconsin Children's Hospital Is Stacking Its Bench Of Chaplains With Trans Activists.  Wisconsin's premier children's hospital has had its fair share of scandal, particularly with regard to religious liberty and leadership, but the bar just keeps getting lower: Children's Wisconsin is now hiring trans activists as chaplains and "spiritual care interns."  Children's staff members were first notified of such new hires when fliers were posted around the inpatient units advertising, "Meet Your New Chaplain: Kate Newendorp."  The first tip-off to Newendorp's beliefs about the sexes was featured prominently on the posters, with a proclamation of her pronouns as "she/her/hers" and those of her fiance, a female who goes by "they/he."

What is behind the rise in girls questioning their gender identity?  Earlier this year, a team of NHS researchers was asked to investigate why there has been such a huge rise in the number of adolescent biological girls seeking referrals to gender clinics.  The figures alone do seem remarkable.  According to a study commissioned by NHS England, 10 years ago there were just under 250 referrals, most of them boys, to the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids), run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust in London.  Last year, there were more than 5,000, which was twice the number in the previous year.  And the largest group, about two-thirds, now consisted of "birth-registered females first presenting in adolescence with gender-related distress", the report said.  The review team is looking into the causes behind "the considerable increase in the number of referrals" and the changing case mix, but is not expected to publish any findings until next year.

I'm a conservative Christian from Colorado Springs and I didn't kill anyone.  A gunman entered a gay nightclub — or I guess they call them LGBTQ nightclubs now — in Colorado Springs last weekend and opened fire.  Five people were killed and 18 were injured.  He was finally stopped when a former army soldier pounced on him, kicked his gun away, and pinned him to the floor.  Then Democrats pounced.  Not on the gunman, but on Colorado Springs.  The New York Times declared that Colorado Springs:  "was known for years as the Vatican of Evangelicals — a home base for a well-funded, well-organized conservative Christian political movement that broadcast dire warnings about the dangers of homosexuality to the nation."  Other liberal media outlets and prominent Dems piled on, including NBC, Daily Kos and, naturally, Nancy Pelosi.  A small point before moving on:  If Colorado Springs is such a homophobic place, how do you explain the existence of a successful gay, er, LGBTQ, nightclub?

Is criticizing groomers sparking violence?  People on the Left are accusing conservatives of inciting violence by attacking gender activists.  Criticisms of "drag queen story hours," teachers who recruit children to secret communities for gay and transgender students, librarians for putting pornography aimed at children in school libraries abound.  I and others point out the obvious: what they are doing is exhibiting all the behaviors of sexual groomers, recruiting children to participate in sexualized activities inappropriate for their age.  They encourage children to "transition," get mutilating surgeries, sterilize themselves, and perform sexualized shows for adults.  Is our criticism of these activities inciting violence?  And if so, is that criticism unacceptable?

The Times Has Second Thoughts.  The day is coming — rather soon, I think — when the current mania for drugging adolescents and carving up their bodies will be viewed with horror as one of the great crimes of our century.  The costs of the "trans" fad have already become evident, to the point where the New York Times wants to position itself somewhere in the middle.  The Times story is headlined: "They Paused Puberty, but Is There a Cost?"  Good question!

New Data Emerges Of 1,100+ Adolescent 'Gender Affirming' Mastectomies.  A new study of nationwide hospital databases found that at least 1,130 adolescents between 2016 and 2019 received "gender-affirming" chest surgeries in the U.S.  The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, saw a 389% increase in adolescents (ages 12-17) obtaining chest surgeries from 2016 to 2019.  An overwhelming majority (1,114) of the adolescents seeking this surgery were female (98.6%), and just 16 were male (1.4%).  "To our knowledge, this study is the largest investigation to date of gender-affirming chest reconstruction in a pediatric population," the paper's authors wrote, who are each affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  "The results demonstrate substantial increases in gender-affirming chest reconstruction for adolescents."

Outlaw Mutilation.  Mutilation is a disgrace and it must stop.  Yeah, the word is "mutilation."  Chopping of penises and testicles, cutting off healthy breasts, trying to sculpt obscene parodies of male and female sex organs — these are mutilations.  The Aztecs, no slouch in the atrocity department, would look at this in disgust.  "Top surgery," "bottom surgery" — they know it is all an abomination because they try to hide double mastectomies and castration behind benign euphemisms like "gender affirming care."  It's a lie wrapped up inside a deception.  And our garbage ruling class think this is a good thing.

Texas Judge OKs Taking 10-Year-Old Boy to California to Be Castrated.  On September 21, 2022, Texas Judge Mary Brown decided that a woman could take a 10-year-old boy away from his father to be castrated.  The woman, who is the boy's surrogate (non-biological) mother, divorced the father when the boy was 3.  Since then, the woman has been treating the boy as a girl.  She gave him a girl's name and sends him to school in a dress.  The woman has announced that she intends to fully "transition" the boy to be a "transgender" girl.

Every Day is Halloween Now.  It wasn't all that long ago that the streets of major cities were filled with men and women wearing black masks over their faces.  The long Halloween of the lockdown, perhaps the longest on record, was just one of those costume changes in which all of society got a makeover.  But masks can be taken on and off.  Social dysfunction is a lot harder to fix.  The drug addicts lying in gutters are not just wearing a costume, they've become the costume.  Just as if we had worn the masks long enough, we might have become the masks.  Costumes are everywhere.  One day, Dr. Rick Levine chose to put on a dress and a long flowing blond wig and he became Rachel Levine.  The Biden administration decided to make Rick into a four-star-admiral and now he's Admiral Rachel Levine allowing him to wear an exciting new costume.  In a society where a man can become a woman by thinking it, he can also become a four-star admiral.

Transgendering Language.  [Scroll down] A comparatively recent and most egregious case in point involves what is now called "conversion therapy," the target of the non-binary and transgender prepossession preaching "diversity" to minors — a cult that has now acquired conventional status.  But what is "conversion therapy"?  It is a term calculated to deceive, to reverse normal assumptions by condemning parents concerned about their children's sexual identity.  Thus, to take an instance of adroit dissimulation, according to Human Rights Campaign (HRC), "So-called 'conversion therapy,' sometimes known as 'reparative therapy,' is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person's sexual orientation."  The truth is precisely the opposite.  Responsible parents do not wish to "change" or "convert" their children's sexual orientation but to retain it.  Undeterred, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) approvingly cites "Conversion 'therapy' laws [that] prohibit licensed mental health practitioners from subjecting LGBTQ minors to harmful conversion 'therapy' practices that attempt to change their sexual orientation or gender identity."

Oregon Woman Doxed and Threatened by Antifa for Exposing Child Drag Performer Working with Accused Child Pornographer.  A Twitter user going by the name HoneyBadgerMom saw an ad for a child drag show at a local bar called Old Nick's Pub near her home in Oregon and got concerned.  She started researching the child who goes by the drag name "Vanellope Craving MacPherson DuPont."  HoneyBadgerMom, whose name is Chelly, started researching the drag shows that advertised Vanellope as a performer and found many troubling things, including the fact that one of the child's "drag moms" was arrested for allegedly making and distributing child pornography.

Violent clashes outside Oregon pub over drag queen event; 11-yr-old performer, 'drag mom' a suspected pedophile.  More than 200 protesters faced off in tense clashes outside Old Nick's Pub in Oregon over a "drag queen story event" featuring an 11-year-old whose former "drag mom" is a suspected pedophile.  Fights broke out among the protesters gathered outside the bar named after Satan, according to Fox News.  No one was reportedly arrested but one person was taken to the hospital by ambulance with an unspecified injury.  The venue has previously hosted $10-a-ticket fetish nights, with events advertising "impact play," "rope suspension," and "electric play."  They have also reportedly hosted drag shows where children have performed previously.  Despite the volatile atmosphere outside, the event went on.

The Democrats' Bizarro World.  [Scroll down] Another of those leftist groups the Bizarro Left seeks to keep in its electoral pocket is homosexuals.  If you'll recall, in the 1990s the homosexual lobby pleaded to "just leave us alone and let us live our lives as we see fit," certainly a reasonable request.  But in the 2000s the homosexual lobby became more militant, and their message became "We're here, we're queer... deal with it!"  The "normalization" of homosexuality (4.5% of population, per Gallup, 2018) has now reached the stage where it's publicly flaunted, and anyone who dares criticize it (or even fails to celebrate it) is immediately set upon and even cancelled (remember Dr. Joyce Brothers?).  More recently, transgenders (0.6% of U.S. population per Center for Disease Control, 2020) have become the new favored group of the Bizarro Left, resulting in men competing against women in college sports, and most shamefully, in young children being exposed to that lifestyle in our public schools.  When your party offers little to the majority of citizens, it must cater to every identity group imaginable in order to gain and maintain power.

Nearly 80% Of Voters OpposeTransgender Procedures On Minors.  A new poll found that nearly 80% of American voters believe that minors should be required to wait until they are adults to pursue transgender procedures.  The national survey, conducted by Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, polled over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters in October.  When asked if they "believe underage minors should be required to wait until they are adults to use puberty blockers and undergo permanent sex change procedures," the poll found that 78.7% of all respondents comprising Democrats, Republicans, and non-partisan affiliations said they should "wait."  "The idea that young people have to be 16 to drive, 18 to vote, and 21 to drink, and yet can undergo life-altering medical procedures in middle school defies common sense, and the American people see that clearly," said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States.

Fists of furry.  A vigilant group of parents and kids in Jefferson County have been hounding school officials about the bizarre presence of "furries" in Colorado middle schools and high schools since February 2022.  This is not a "GOP talking point" or an election-season ploy.  This is not a joke or satire.  It's real, it's disruptive, and it's sick. [...] Back in February, a parent had informed JeffCo's "chief student success officer" Matt Palaoro about rabid furries at Wayne Carle Middle School who wore "cat/dog ears, tails, fur gloves, collars, and leashes" while threatening peers who objected.  The parent's son reported that the costumed students would "hiss, bark, scratch, and meow" at students who objected to the behavior.  Another child reported that the herd of furries would "walk on all 4s in the hallway" and "also eat with their face in their food."  Back in March, parents at Drake Middle School in Jeffco met with principal Melinda Feir to alert her of the classroom disruptions caused by the human pet parade.

Audiences simply aren't buying attempts to force them to watch LGBT characters in popular media.  A year ago, I wrote a short column on DC Comics' decision to create a new series making America's iconic Man of Steel ... a bisexual.  CNN published a glowing report on how the new Superman was a more open-minded hero who had moved on from Lois Lane and now also crushed on male reporters. [...] People, as it turns out, didn't much care for the idea, and DC Comics is cancelling the series after only 18 issues due to poor sales. [...] Superman's bisexual successor is not the only sign that audiences are getting fatigued with the relentless Pride Parade of LGBTetc characters in familiar franchises and new films, which we are told we must enjoy lest we evidence our homophobia.  Another example is the alleged "romantic comedy" Bros, in which men flirt and couple with one another and the realities of gay subcultures are, for the most part, safely avoided.

Transgenderism, the left's offensive against Western Civilization.  Who among us could have guessed a few years back that today gender ideology would be the clearest, most divisive matter of contention separating the American left from the right?  To those reasonably grounded in reality, the notion that gender is fluid, that a Supreme Court Justice would be unable to define the word "woman," that men can give birth, and that children can and should be mutilated if they are confused about their own gender identity is not only sheer lunacy, it is barbaric.  But the left's commitment to those ideas is total; it's the hill on which they are willing to die.  Those who disagree with them are vilified as transphobic, haters or terrorists.  Trans activists may well be the least tolerant "community" in the country.

Judge Tosses Biden Rules Threatening Doctors And Parents Who Oppose Amputating Kids' Genitals.  A federal judge in Texas threw out Biden administration guidelines threatening health care providers and parents with civil rights lawsuits over opposition to transgender surgeries that mutilate children's sex organs.  In September last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas challenging regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that mandated accommodation for trans-identified employees.  Under the EEOC guidance, employers may be sued for discrimination over policies related to dress codes, bathrooms, and pronouns.  But in March, the case was amended to include new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) covering how minors must be accommodated with wrongly named "gender affirming care."

Whitmer to Hire Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Consultant for Children.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office issued a contract proposal for a "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Consultant" to assist the administration's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) unit with "awareness, education and opportunities" for LGBTQIA+ and "two-spirit" youth and their families.  Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that on Sept. 12, Whitmer's Children's Services Agency issued the proposal to hire a "culturally competent" individual for the consultant position to work with the DEI.  The consultant will distribute surveys to the LGBTQIA+ community and submit monthly reports on the results.

Democrats Really Do Ruin Everything.  [Scroll down] Jeffrey Dahmer was a murderous cannibal.  He was also gay.  His victims were gay men.  He lured them into his apartment with promises of sex.  A new Netflix series accurately portrays those facts.  The LGBTQ Crew is not happy about that and demanded Netflix remove the LGBTQ tag from it.  Netflix, naturally, complied.

How One Small European Study Changed Transgender Medicine in US.  What is the basis for the current aggressive transgender treatment for kids?  Dr. Miriam Grossman, a child psychiatrist and author, says it's rooted in a study done of 55 children in the Netherlands who suffered from gender dysphoria, and were given puberty blockers.  But there are problems with how American doctors are using that study, and Grossman explains why.  She also discusses what psychiatrists think behind closed doors about the current transgender treatment, and resources for parents with a child with gender dysphoria.  [Podcast]

These Detransitioners Have A Message For Distressed Girls: Mangling Your Body Is A Sickness, Not A Cure.  "The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters" is a cautionary tale that exposes not only how influential the spread of trans ideology is on social media and in doctors' offices, schools, and therapy sessions, but also how that same ideology weaponizes vulnerable young women's identity struggle against them.  The film from the Center for Bioethics and Culture documents the testimonies of three women — Helena, Cat, and Grace — who went through various forms of so-called "gender-affirming" prescriptions and procedures only to discover that the wrongly named "treatments" marketed to make them feel better about their bodies did more harm than good.  The featured women do not shy away from mentioning the irreversible procedures and damage this mutilative movement had on their bodies and souls, but they also don't leave viewers feeling hopelessly doomed in a world that works overtime to normalize the destruction of healthy bodies.

Is the Transgender Fad a Triumph of Marketing?  The number of cases of child gender dysphoria in the U.S. has now exploded well over 1,000 times above its historically tiny 0.01 percent of the population.  This unnatural surge in popularity has all the symptoms of a fad, and most parents are concerned (except for the woke).  Stories of trans-regrets abound, but little is said in the leftist-controlled media to discourage young people from taking hormones or opting for irreversible life-altering surgery.  Transitioning is now called gender-affirming care and is encouraged with or without parental approval.  This is happening nationwide and suggests a well-coordinated plan exists.

Anti-Biblical Church Hosts Drag Events to Fund Secret Cross-Dressing Boutique for Kids.  First Christian Church in Katy, Texas, who opened the doors of their Transparent Closet for confused youth to have access to cross dressing in late 2020, is now hosting drag events to bring recognition and funding to their closet.  FCC Katy has been openly "accepting and affirming" of LGBTQIA+ ideologies since 2006. They promote their ideology to children, even handing out pins that say in bold, rainbow letters, "NOT ALL CHRISTIANS ****."  [Tweet]  Conservative journalist Tayler Hansen, on behalf of Texas Family Project, went undercover to FCC's closet to understand exactly what was going on.  [Tweet]  The video shows staff informing Hansen that the church's boutique was opened to allow kids and teens to acquire clothes that they can use to display a different gender without parental knowledge.

Trans-Obsessed Children's Hospitals Cry Wolf Over 'Threats' No One Can Prove.  Lately, the Boston Children's Hospital has been making the media rounds with outlets like the Washington Post.  The hospital is claiming to be receiving "death threats" and even a "bomb threat" over their butchery of children who think they are "born in the wrong body."  This all started when activist Chris Elston started dropping the hospital's own marketing materials, which went viral after Libs of TikTok shared the videos.  Doctors from the hospital are on tape talking about mutilating children in service of the Gender Cult that has overtaken our society.  They, and others like them, are determined that everyone will join the Gender Cult or else!  And in this case, the "or else" might have been "or be accused of sending heinous death threats, bigots!"  Libs of Tik Tok was accused by the Washington Post of being responsible for the harassment and threats that the hospital claims it received.

Rubio Labeled 'Transphobic' for Telling the Truth About Pregnancy.  Sen. Marco Rubio provoked the left on Monday by stating a biological truth about pregnancy.  Delivering remarks at the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida, Rubio said as far as he knows, "every single human being that's ever been born was born of a biological woman."  The notion that "men can get pregnant" is propagated by not only woke commentators and professors, Rubio pointed out, but is also being embraced by the likes of the Centers for Disease Control, among others, who have changed their terminology to "pregnant people."  Considering Rubio's talk was titled, "The Loss of Common Sense: The New Divide in American Politics," the criticism he received only proved his point.

The swamp can't be drained, but occasionally it leaks.
Texas State Employees Are Resigning Because Gov. Abbott Is Cracking Down on 'Gender-Affirming Care'.  When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive in February instructing the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate the mutilation of children as child abuse, it elicited a firestorm of criticism from the hard left.  Adherents of so-called progressive ideology have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve brutal — and invasive — medical and surgical treatments for children under the guise of promoting "gender-affirming care," which means they are trying, and failing, to help these kids transition to the opposite sex.

Can the United States Stop the March to Self-Destruction?  Then, the radical left, again using the Civil Rights Movement as the backdrop, decided to create the latest incarnation of a so-called civil rights crusade: the mainstreaming of a phenomenon hitherto regarded as a mental disorder, gender dysphoria.  And sticking with the overwhelmingly effective blueprint, another intimidation epithet to go along with racism and homophobia was devised: transphobia.  There was no initial redeeming aspect of the transgender movement, as it was concocted to draw in another gullible generation seeking relevance and meaning in their vapid lives.  Beyond producing another group of credulous halfwits, it further advances the destruction of the family and the Judeo-Christian underpinning of the nation while dismantling what was once a cohesive American society.  Its adherents promulgate the mutilation of willfully confused children on the altar of Marxism.  If the United States is to stop the march to self-destruction, then the vast majority of Americans who do not identify with the left need to wake up and understand that the American left is not an unstoppable monolithic leviathan crushing everyone in its path.

Democrats [are] Making California [a] 'Refuge' Hub for Teen Sex Surgery.  California Democrats in the State Assembly and State Senate have advanced legislation that would make the state a sanctuary where out-of-state parents can take their children to undergo sex change procedures.  On Monday [8/29/2022], the legislative body passed Senate Bill (SB) 107 along party lines, with all 19 Republican assemblymembers voting against it and 60 Democrats supporting it.  State Senator Scott Weiner introduced the bill, and a release from his office asserted it would "provide refuge for trans kids and their families."

Nobel Prize-winning German Biologist: Multiple Genders Are "Nonsense" and "Unscientific".  A Nobel Prize-winning German developmental biologist called the transgender movement's claims "unscientific" and "nonsense," and their plans to let teenagers determine their own gender "madness."  In an interview published last week by the German feminist magazine EMMA, Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard cited hard scientific facts to counter the trendy notion that there are multiple genders.  "All mammals have two sexes, and man is a mammal," she explained. "There's the one sex that produces the eggs, has two X chromosomes.  That's called female.  And there's the other one that makes the sperm, has an X and a Y chromosome.  That's called male."  (English translation courtesy of Google Translate.)  While there are animals that produce both sperm and eggs, such as snails, and thus can create offspring without having to mate, this "does not change the fact that there are two germ cells, eggs and sperm, and therefore two sexes," said the 79-year-old winner of multiple scientific awards, including the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Ex-Transgender Teen Recounts 'Horrifying' Experience of Transition, Surgery.  Chloe Cole was 15 years old when she agreed to let a "gender-affirming" surgeon remove her healthy breasts — a life-altering decision she now deeply regrets.  Her "brutal" transition to male from female was anything but the romanticized "gender journey" that transgender activists and medical professionals had portrayed, she told The Epoch Times.  "It's a little creepy to call it that," she said.  Cole, who is now 18, feels more like she's just awoken from "a nightmare," and she's disappointed with the medical and school system that fast-tracked her to gender transition surgery.  "I was convinced that it would make me happy, that it would make me whole as a person," she said.  Although she feels "let down" by most of the adults in her life, she doesn't blame her parents for following the advice of school staff and medical professionals, who "affirmed" her desire for social transitioning, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery.

After Proclaiming The Opposite, Medical Pros Quietly Admit Mutilating Trans Kids Doesn't Fix Depression.  Amid contentious debates over gender identity, the University of Washington Medicine, or UW Medicine, proudly and eagerly alerted the press of a study in mid-March indicating that transgender teen patients saw rates of depression "plummet" because of so-called "gender-affirming care."  The study earned nationwide praise.  As Texas and Idaho were debating bans on allowing children to receive cross-sex hormones, this was the perfect research to show the heartlessness of conservative lawmakers and pundits who declared puberty blockers and surgical intervention as a dangerous and potentially irreversible gamble.  Most dramatically, after tracking the mental health of 104 transgender-identifying patients aged 13 to 20 for a year at Seattle Children's Hospital, "gender-affirming care was associated with a 60% reduction in depression and a 73% drop in harmful or suicidal thoughts among the participants."  But the study didn't actually say what was initially claimed.  Some voices now accuse the researchers of purposefully misinterpreting data to promote the irreversible.

A Molecular Geneticist Makes It Clear That Women Can't be Men.  You can pretty much suss out that men and women are different with your experience and eyeballs.  Throughout human history, men and women have looked, acted, and operated far differently from each other while still managing to be two sides of the same coin.  Yet, despite this being common sense and backed by thousands of years of scientific study, modern politicization has made mainstream culture believe that the two are interchangeable.  The "follow the science" crowd that scoffed and screamed about non-scientific things such as masks, vaccines, and the church of climate change, seem to be wholly willing to ignore science when it comes to transgenderism.  However, as a new clip shows, a molecular geneticist is making it clear that there is no ignoring the science.  Men and women are different and cannot change.  Why?  Because as she explains in the clip, growing up male or female is something that happens before you're even born and continues to build as you age.

'I was sacked for suggesting that drag acts were a gross caricature of femininity'.  A lecturer at a prominent music academy says she has been forced out of her job after she suggested drag acts could be viewed as sexist.  Cathy Boardman, a lecturer in cultural studies, had asked her class to reflect on 'womanface' — a critical term for female impersonation — and whether or not it was demeaning.  But bosses at the BIMM Institute, which has outposts around the country and links with Sussex University, told her this was a 'deeply sensitive' subject and that transgender students had been left upset.

A man is competing in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.  Before going any farther with this, I have a major complaint about conservative outlets: they keep referring to people as "transgender."  There is no such thing.  It's like calling people "unicorns."  You can say that Jill Biden is a unicorn, but that doesn't make her one because there is no such thing.  When you use the word, you're accepting the delusional premise.  There are definitely transvestites, because that refers to a real phenomenon: men who sexually fetishize women's clothing by wearing it.  Some are gay men; some aren't — but they are real.  However, there is no such thing as crossing over from one sex to another.  There is no medical literature supporting this.  There are no studies saying, aside from the minute number of people born genetically intersex, that a man can be a woman simply because he wants to be or vice versa.  What we call transgenderism is a form of mental illness called dysphoria, and it's identical to the person whose weight is normal but nevertheless insists she is obese.

Boston Children's Hospital Creates Bizarre Video Promoting 'Gender Affirming' Hysterectomies for Kids.  Boston Children's Hospital is facing backlash over a video they created that appears to be promoting "gender affirming hysterectomies" for "transgender" children.  The video, featuring Dr. Frances Grimstad, an obstetrician-gynecologist, went viral after being posted by the popular Libs of TikTok Twitter account.  "A gender-affirming hysterectomy is very similar to most hysterectomies that occur," Grimstad cheerfully stated.  "A hysterectomy itself is the removal of the uterus, the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus, and the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the sides of the uterus."

Florida To Stop Spending Taxpayer Medicaid Money On Transgender Treatments.  The state of Florida will no longer cover "gender-affirming" care under Medicaid, the state's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) ruled Thursday [8/11/2022].  Doctors will no longer be able to bill the state's Medicaid program for procedures and drugs including sex changes, puberty blockers and hormone therapies beginning Aug. 21.  Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward these treatments for people suffering from gender dysphoria, particularly children, according to Politico.

Episcopal Church Comes Out in Support of Sex Changes 'at All Ages'.  The Episcopal Church passed a resolution in support of sex change attempts "at all ages," calling it a matter of "religious liberty."  Resolution D066, passed by the 80th General Convention, is titled "Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care."  The House of Bishops has concurred with the resolution.  It calls for the Episcopal Church to "advocate for access to gender affirming care in all forms (social, medical, or any other) and at all ages."  It goes on to say that advocating for sex change operations is "part of our Baptismal call to respect the dignity of every human being."

Monkeypox, schmonkeypox:  It's a gay man's STD.  The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern in late July — despite the fact its own advisory panel voted 9-6 against the declaration.  Shortly after, President Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency, while Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra assured that the White House was "prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus."  Monkeypox, schmonkeypox.  If you don't want to get it, then don't engage in homosexual acts.

The World Has Gone Crazy.  If Democrats wanted as many gay men to get sick as possible, I'm not sure what you'd do differently than what they are doing with monkeypox.  There's really only one way to have a significant chance of getting it, and liberals won't advise gay men to take a couple of weeks off random, anonymous sex with multiple partners so the virus stops spreading.  I don't claim to understand "gay culture," but given the option of getting open pustules all over your body and not, I think most people would choose the not.  If that means taking a week off from attending orgies, so be it.  But Democrats won't even suggest it.  Are gay men incapable of self-control?  Does learning the name of your partner ruin something among gay men, or maybe just waiting a few days saltpeter the mood? [...] Monkeypox is just about as easy to avoid as stepping into a bear trap on a sidewalk at noon on a sunny day.  Why won't Democrats simply speak the truth about it?

Perverts run amok in Pennsylvania.  Yesterday, I came across a video taken just a few days back at the Central Pennsylvania Pride Event.  It featured a young boy, wearing a colorful tulle skirt, fumbling around a stripper pole while a gay man in underwear instructs him on the erotic dance form — as his mother cheers them on.  Tears of rage filled my eyes.  I couldn't help but wonder what the grown man was thinking as he gawked at that precious little boy, or how a mother could hand over her own son to pedophilic exploitation — her one job above all is to keep him safe in every way, but instead she acquiesces to his abuse.  Easily detected by any viewer is this innocent child's desire for love and praise — something that should be given so unconditionally, he has to earn through sexual performances in front of grown men.  This is just one of many examples depicting the rapid rate at which a culture can descend into depravity when there is no steadying anchor.  Emotions aside, it is the nature of the LGBTQ Agenda beast — giving in to perversion reaps more perversion.

DeSantis Says Doctors Should Be Sued For Child Gender Reassignment Surgeries.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) criticized doctors providing so-called "gender-affirming care" to children, saying the public should have the right to pursue legal action against them.  "[They] talk about these young kids getting 'gender-affirming care.'  They don't tell you what that is," the governor said Wednesday.  "They're actually giving very young girls double mastectomies; they want to castrate these young boys.  That's wrong."

Rachel Levine Is a Quack Promoted by Pharma-Backed Group to Normalize Disembodiment.  How does a dangerous man like Dr. Rachel Levine wind up in the White House, spewing potentially deadly information to the public about drugs to treat children distressed about their sexed bodies?  He was backed by The Victory Institute, which works to get LGBTQ activists into top levels of power in the US. [...] Levine is exactly what The Victory Institute is looking for, and during his stint as Biden's Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, he has worked to press the administration, and the nation, into accepting the idea that children can change their sex.  This despite findings that show unequivocally the dangers both of the drugs used to halt puberty, and the life altering, reproductive ending, effects of surgeries.  Levine transitioned later in life, after fathering children, a lengthy marriage, and a long medical career.  Levine, a man with a paraphilia that compulsively objectifies womanhood, reducing their sexed humanity to parts, told the US public on July 18 that kids needed to be empowered to change their sex.  He touted this as "gender affirmation" treatment — a euphemism for invasive medical procedures on children's sex, which are known to have harmful and long-lasting effects on their health.

San Francisco proudly announces monkeypox superspreader event: the "Up Your Alley" festival.  Despite an urgent plea from the World Health Organization (WHO) for homosexual and bisexual men to stop their sexual escapades to limit the spread of monkeypox (aka pridepox), the city of San Francisco is moving forward anyway with an LGBT superspreader event called "Up Your Alley."  The sex festival, also known as "Dore Alley," is a filthy leather fetish carnival that promotes same-sex casual encounters and public demonstrations of "kink."  It is a petri dish, in other words, for the spread of not only pridepox but a host of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that we now know are provoked by Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) "vaccines."  It would seem as though pridepox is an exclusively "gay disease" that is activated, perhaps, by Fauci Flu shots, and spread through homosexual perversions — which makes Up Your Alley the worst thing that could happen in the face of efforts to eliminate pridepox before it has the chance to become a real public health threat (assuming it even exists and is not just a covid jab "side effect" under a different name).

San Francisco AIDS Foundation:  Even If You Think You Have Monkeypox, Come to the Fetish Festival and Have Sex With Random Pickups Anyway..  [Scroll down]  He notes that it is the sexual behavior of gay men that allows such sexual or close-contact diseases to spread — in other populations, he notes, such viruses tend to "dead-end," that is, they infect a person but the infection chain then stops.  Not so in the parts of the gay community that embrace hyperpromiscuity.  He makes an odd, but somewhat persuasive point:  Telling people that "anyone can get monkeypox" is actually more stigmatizing for gays, just as telling the wider population that "anyone can get AIDS" was more stigmatizing for gays.  Because that told the greater population that these diseases — which they knew, despite official government propaganda, were chiefly diseases affecting gay men — could easily be spread to the non-gay population.  In other words, the official government propaganda, while trying to shield gays from "stigma," actually told the public... anyone can get these diseases which the gays are spreading.

California State Senator Encourages Gay Orgies During Monkeypox Outbreak.  California State Senator Scott Wiener is promoting gay orgies during a monkeypox outbreak but is encouraging people to be safe.  As such, he's promoting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's guide to gay sex during a monkeypox outbreak with such advice as "cover up your bumps."  Wiener posted a tweet to Twitter with the guidance, encouraging the gay community to have fun while reducing risk.  He then said that the closing of bathhouses in 1980s didn't reduce HIV, calling it an "epic blunder."  "Let's not make that same knee-jerk mistake with MPX," he said.  [Tweet]

NYC Episcopalian School Invited 'Drag Queen Activist' to 'Teach the Children'.  An Episcopalian school in blue New York City invited a drag queen to its "Pride Chapel" event earlier this year, as minors were encouraged to stand up and clap for the activist.  According to the drag queen's TikTok, Grace Church School invited the activist, Brita Filter, to "teach the children."

Why Do Democrats Lie So Much?  If you were alive in the 1990s you saw the fight against HIV and AIDS morph from a serious one to a clown show.  Why?  Because Democrats wanted to "avoid stigmatizing" people not only most at risk, but those most as risk by a longshot.  The left didn't want to point out that promiscuous, unprotected sex between men was the most common and easiest way to get HIV.  Few heterosexuals contracted HIV through sex, and those who did could either trace it back to a man engaging in gay sex or an IV drug user.  In other words, HIV was not an easy virus to catch.  Still, Democrats lied about it.  Why?  Pretty much the same reason they lie about everything.

Chicago Mom Forbidden To See Teen Daughter After Refusing To Pretend She's The Opposite Sex.  Jeanette Cooper, a mom in Chicago, has missed her daughter's 13th, 14th, and 15th birthdays.  She doesn't get to be there as her daughter is learning to drive.  In fact, she has only seen Sophia for eight and a half hours in the last three years.  That's because Cooper lost custody of her daughter after refusing to go along with Sophia's belief that she is transgender.  When Sophia was 12, Cooper went to pick her up from a custodial visit at her father's house, but her daughter refused to come home.  Cooper learned that Sophia, whom the mother said had always come across as more feminine than Cooper, now identified as transgender and felt "unsafe" around her mom.

The Trans Fiasco:  Will There Be Accounting?  The "trans" fad has devastated the lives of many people, especially children.  Will there ever be an accounting?  In the U.K., there are signs of one: the National Health Service's Tavistock gender identity clinic for children is being shut down. [...] Basically, Tavistock was run according to a "trans" activist ideology, and therefore destroyed many lives.  So there is at least the glimmer of accountability in the U.K. How about here in America?  Hans Bader sums up where we stand in a long post at Liberty Unyielding.

FDA warns of brain swelling and permanent vision loss in kids taking puberty blockers.  The FDA recently added a warning to the puberty blockers used by transgender children, reports The Post-Millennial.  The warning was added after the FDA identified "a serious potential side effect" that can "cause cause a dangerous surge of spinal fluid pressure in the brain," as well as "headaches, nausea, double vision, and even permanent vision loss."  "The FDA identified 6 cases in females ages 5-12 years old who were diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri" after receiving puberty blockers.  Pseudotumor cerebri "means 'false brain tumor' because the signs and symptoms in affected patients are similar to those of a large brain tumor."  "The agency considered the cases clinically serious... this potential serious risk associated with GnRH agonists justifies inclusion in product labeling," an FDA spokesperson explained.  As the Post-Millennial observes, puberty blockers are used for gender transitions (formerly known as sex changes) by children.

Florida Files Lawsuit Against Bar That Hosts Obscene Drag Shows For Children.  The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation served a lawsuit on Tuesday [7/26/2022] to the owners of a bar in Miami that hosts drag shows for children.  Earlier this month, footage of a drag queen attempting to entertain a toddler while parading around topless in the R House bar in Wynwood, Florida began circulating across the internet prompting the state to launch an investigation.

Monkeypox — Eight Weeks To Stop The Spread.  The current monkeypox outbreak is, almost exclusively, a sexually transmitted disease.  The World Health Organization has declared it a disease of global public health importance.  The cohort being infected during this outbreak is the MSM community.  No, not the mainstream media; the men who have sex with men.  Nowadays I guess that would be the males (XYs) who have sex with males (XYs), although anyone in intimate contact with an infected person can get it. [...] Unlike SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), this is a virus that has limited opportunity for transmission.  Imagine!  What a wonder it would be if the most at-risk members of our world were to stop the spread of this potentially deadly contagion in its tracks.  What a powerful show of force and determination for a historically disparaged group.

Monkeypox's Inconvenient Truth.  As the Biden administration considers declaring monkeypox a public health emergency, an epidemiologist says the easiest way to combat its spread is to discourage the practices of "aggressively hypersexualized gay men."  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the U.S. has 2,890 diagnosed cases of the virus, which causes sores and open lesions on the skin, on Monday.  Public health authorities acknowledge monkeypox is largely confined to men who have sex with men.  "Transmission was suspected to have occurred through sexual activity in 95% of the persons with infection," according to a monkeypox study published late last week in The New England Journal of Medicine.  "Overall, 98% of the persons with infection were gay or bisexual men."  One in three people who tested positive for monkeypox had visited "sex-on-site venues" within the past month, the study found, and one in five "attended large gatherings (>30 persons), such as Pride events."

Multiple Trans Activists Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving Children.  Police arrested several pro-transgender political activists for separate sex crimes involving children during June and July.  A transgender activist who appeared in the New York Times is one of the activists that has been charged with sex crimes involving children.  Reduxx exclusively reported that Carlos Arturo Aparicio Hernandez had been arrested by police in Salt Lake County, Utah.  Hernandez was charged with a litany of crimes, including "aggravated sexual extortion and six counts of forcible sodomy as first-degree felonies, and three counts of forcible sexual abuse, enticing a minor, and five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor as second-degree felonies," the outlet reported.  Hernandez blackmailed and sexually abused a 15-year-old boy after pretending to be a girl his own age online.

MI School Employee Who Mocked Anti-Groomer Parents at School Board Meeting Arrested For Trying to Have Sex With a Minor.  A Michigan public school employee who mocked anti-groomer parents during a school board meeting last year, has been arrested for allegedly trying to meet with minors for sex.  Eric Rohman, 41, and two other men were arrested last Thursday and Friday as part of a sting operation targeting pedophiles that was orchestrated by the Isabella County Sheriff's Office.  According to police, the three communicated with potential victims on social media, while posing as children.  "All three were arrested for using a computer to commit a crime and accosting a minor for immoral purposes.  Police allege that the three communicated over various social media apps with decoys posing as children.  The three are accused of going to a location to have sex with a child, where they were arrested," the police press release said.

LGBT activists demand resources for monkeypox, don't want officials to stigmatize gay communities.  The Biden administration and local leaders are walking a fine line as they play catchup with the surging monkeypox, scrambling to get vaccines and tests to an LBGTQ community that is losing patience while combatting the idea this is a sexually transmitted disease for gay men.  Mounting cases and difficulty in accessing vaccines have led to frustration among advocates who fear the government isn't doing enough to stem monkeypox, which has little history in countries outside of Africa and features a painful rash.  Comparisons to the early response to HIV/AIDS, which was marked by stigma and early failures, are hard to ignore.

Florida school board candidate says doctors who treat trans kids 'should be hanging from the nearest tree'.  A Florida school board candidate said at a forum earlier this week that doctors who offer gender-affirming treatment to kids should be lynched — and the shocking remarks were received with enthusiastic applause.  Alisabeth Janai Lancaster — who introduced herself as a "mother and a grandmother of three" who's a conservative with "Christian values" — is running in Santa Rosa County School District 3, in northwestern Florida.  On Monday, during a forum organized by the conservative grassroots organization Gulf Coast Patriots, Lancaster told the audience at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Navarre what she'd like to see happen with doctors who treat transgender kids.

Why Is Conservative Media Calling a Male Rapist by Feminine Pronouns?  It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry when leftists insist that "men get pregnant" or refer to mothers as "birthing people" and otherwise ignore the material reality of biological sex.  While we've generally understood that this is the latest cause célèbre of the radical left, we don't really expect conservative media to follow suit.  Yet the recent case of a male inmate at a New Jersey women's prison who impregnated two inmates has shown that conservative media has also been successfully pressured to kowtow to the transgender cult, the Media Research Center has found.

The Rise of Black Girly Men.  I've noticed that when media represent so-called "transgender" men and highly effeminate males, they are often black.  Perhaps far too many people are desensitized to the pollution in our mass media to notice the disproportionate number of high-profile effeminate black men showcased in high rotation in all mass communication media.  These "gender-fluid" celebrities all display a common exaggerated and dramatically "flaming" exhibitionistic effeminate behavior.  It is my simple observation that whenever the secular humanist liberal class desires to impose non-traditional values into the public square, they often employ compromised black individuals or assume "black causes" to advance their self-serving agenda.  These elites care nothing for blacks or America, just their own pursuits.  The elites use blacks as human shields, as window dressing to manipulate, deflect, suppress, and silence any debate, dissent, or opposition from the majority of Americans who fear airing ideas or opinions that would result in being labeled as racists, homophobic, fascists, or all three.

'New Scientific Evidence': World Health Organization Discovers There Are More Than Two Sexes.  For those interested in health, here's a chance to learn of the latest science.  An organization has announced enormous news.  The World Health Organization is updating its "widely-used gender mainstreaming manual."  Evidently, there's been a discovery; and it turns a long-standing observation on its unenlightened head.  As stated by WHO on the world wide web:  ["][S]ex is not limited to male or female.["]  One might have expected lesser discoveries by 2022.  But apparently, it's taken multiple millennia on the other side of Noah for experts to understand that sex doesn't come in twos — at least not where humans are concerned.

Support for transgenders falls.  A poll by Public Religion Research Institute, a lefty lobbying group, found that Lia Thomas has had an impact on how Americans view allowing transgenders competing with women athletes.  Americans don't like it.  PRRI's polled found that Will Thomas changing his name to Lia and winning all the women's swimming trophies turned people off.  Four years ago, 50% supported allowing men who say they are women competing in women's sports.  Now that Americans have seen this firsthand, only 36% do.

Church of England refuses to define the word 'woman'.  The Church of England refused to offer up a definition of a woman, arguing that recent developments required "additional care" when attempting to define the word.  "There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy," Senior Bishop Rt Rev Robert Innes said when asked to define the word, according to reporting from GB News.  Innes' remarks came in response to a question posed by lay member Adam Kendry during the General Synod, who asked:  "What is the Church of England's definition of a woman?"  The Bishop argued that the definition of a woman used to be "self-evident" but no longer had a simple answer.

I'm starting to think there may be a really easy way to avoid getting monkeypox.  We should always avoid simplistic conclusions when dealing with something as complex and multifaceted as a global virus outbreak.  Just the same, every epidemiologist worth his salt should consider all angles and possibilities when researching the origins, vectors and factors involved in a pandemical virus.  Which brings us to monkeypox.  It sounds scary.  There are lots of big headlines about it.  All the usual suspects seem to want us to be really afraid of it.  So should we be?  Well, the counter-question to that query is:  How easy is it to catch it?  Put another way, how easy is it to avoid it?  I suppose you can never avoid any virus with 100% certainty.  But I gotta say...there do seem to be some factors — one factor in particular — that you can alter to mitigate your risk of catching monkeypox.

Dozens of people line up for monkeypox vaccine in NYC as it offers the shot to gay and bisexual men with 'multiple partners'.  Dozens of people lined up for vaccines against monkeypox in New York City Friday as the city launched its second jabbing drive.  The queue — formed mostly of men — snaked around the side of the Chelsea sexual health clinic in Manhattan this morning [7/8/2022].  Gay or bisexual men who have multiple sexual partners over two weeks are again being offered the jab in America's monkeypox capital, alongside anyone exposed to a patient with the tropical disease.

New York City is nation's monkeypox hotspot after uptick in cases.  New York City is now the nation's hotspot for monkeypox after ticking up 119 cases as of Wednesday.  Health officials have reported at least 605 cases of the illness across the US, which makes NYC's tally nearly 20% of the total.  Cases in the city are up by 50% since last week, leading some to point fingers at June's Pride month celebrations, which drew some 2 million tourists into NYC.  The virus spreads via skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual, prompting some experts to call it a "sexually transmitted disease."  San Francisco has already reported outbreaks stemming from specific Bay Area Pride events, per local media outlet SFist.  Clubs and concerts throughout Europe have also become hotbeds for monkeypox.

Democrats' Anti-Democratic Delusions Require Population Control.  Ten years ago, few Americans would have predicted that today men would be dominating women's sports, elementary school children would be attending "drag queen story hour," and students would be charged with sexual harassment for refusing to use plural pronouns when referring to a "transgender" classmate.  There was no democratic vote held before imposing this new worldview upon the public.  No great legislative session reflecting the people's beliefs preceded Democrats' new obsession with "transgenderism" at every turn.  Most Americans went to bed one night quite certain in their understanding of what distinguishes a man from a woman only to wake up the next day to be told that everything they had ever learned about basic human biology and genetics was fundamentally unsound.  Stragglers refusing to accept the new anti-scientific "transgender" delusion as scientific fact have been cast aside as "bigots," or worse, accused of "hate crimes."

The LGBT Hostile Work Environment.  On May 31, 2022, President Biden delivered to the American people "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month 2022."  A presidential proclamation is a directive that grants to the chief executive of the United States certain powers of mandatory ceremony and observance.  The power of presidential proclamations is especially operative in enforcing mandatory observances in the federal military and civilian workplaces, as those are the domains over which the president holds direct constitutional authority. [...] Biden rages:  "An onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation has been introduced and passed in States across the country, targeting transgender children and their parents, and interfering with their access to health care.  The unconscionable attacks have left countless LGBTQI+ families in fear and pain."  The unconscionable attackers whom Biden's proclamation vilifies are otherwise known as the American people.  He is outraged at the diversity of viewpoint about the needs of children, and he attacks the American people in the strongest terms for resisting sexuality indoctrination of children.

'Genderfluid' 'Puppy' Begins Work at Department of Energy.  Back in the days of Roman imperial decadence, at least according to legend, the emperor Caligula demonstrated his unfitness for office and the dangers of public indifference and complacency when he appointed his horse Incitatus a senator.  Woke America hasn't reached such an advanced stage of imperial decadence that we have a horse in the Senate; all we have is a dog in the Department of Energy.  Sam Brinton ("they/them") tweeted happily on Wednesday:  "It's official.  As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy."

Biden Trans HHS Official Rachel Levine Pushes 'Lifesaving' Sex Change Surgeries, Puberty Blockers for Kids.  "Gender-affirming care" for youth, a far-left euphemism for child mutilation, is "lifesaving" and a medical necessity, according to President Joe Biden's Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, who is transgender.  Levine faced backlash online for these comments.  Speaking at a DNC pride month event on Friday, Rachel Levine — formerly Richard Levine — pushed for gender transitions for young people.  "Gender affirming care is lifesaving, medically necessary, age-appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers," Levine said.

The Editor says...
None of Mr. Levine's statement is true.  A sex-change operation is not "gender affirming."  It is exactly the opposite of "gender affirming.".  It is never medically necessary.  It is never age-appropriate.

No one should be forced to declare their pronouns.  Look closely next time you pop into your local bank, department store or supermarket and you'll notice an addition to the uniforms of put-upon cashiers and clerks: the pronoun badge.  It might be a little rainbow pin displaying 'he/him/his' in bold letters, or, far less often, 'they/them/their'.  Or it might be a small rectangle featuring the company logo alongside the employee's name and pronouns.  Pronoun badges have been around for a few years now, but in that time they have moved from the fringe to the mainstream.  They are no longer the preserve of over-enthusiastic Student Union reps or tie-dyed Labour Party conference attendees.  They've migrated on to the High Street.  Pride month is the perfect opportunity for companies lagging behind to catch up, and for those who have long been on the bandwagon to remind the world of their virtue.  Halifax is one of many banks that now expects employees to declare their pronouns.

Greek officials install 150 CCTV cameras at the Acropolis amid outrage at 'shameful' gay sex scene filmed at sacred temple.  A gay sex scene shot at Greece's ancient Parthenon has prompted outraged authorities to install a sprawling CCTV system at the UNESCO World Heritage Site to put a stop to such escapades.  The 36-minute short film, called 'Xeparthenon' — or 'deflowering' in Greek — reportedly depicts two men in face coverings having sex at the Erechtheion, a small temple in the Acropolis complex, in full view of the public and surrounded by tourists.  'It was a lewd, terribly lewd act,' Ioannis Mavrikopoulos, the head guard at the Acropolis said.  'It marked the most disgraceful affront to the sanctity of the site.'

Anguish of young man who had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day.  A young British man who had his genitals removed during gender reassignment surgery is suing the NHS over the operation in a historic legal action.  He complains that doctors did not warn him of the drastic outcome of the body-altering surgery which has left him infertile, incontinent and feeling like a 'sexual eunuch'.  He said on Twitter yesterday:  'The minute I woke up from surgery, I knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life.'

Gay Agenda activists cruise towards desecration of the family unit.  Pride Month.  Thirty whole days devoted to aberrant sexual lifestyles and the fetishization of the perverse.  With the normalization and extravagant celebration of this deviation, the inevitable arrives: the sexualization and grooming of children.  We see grown men jiggling enormous  — and exposed — prosthetic breasts in a young child's face; school districts shelling out hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to introduce elementary-aged children to men, dressed as women, and behaving in a hypersexual way; and the promotion of the BDSM kink by permitting students to pull others around with leashes and collars.  This is the reality of the radical Gay Agenda — it corrupts wholly, destroying the traditional family unit, and directly echoes a repugnant scheme conceived in the 19th Century and dubbed, "the most infamous proposal of the Communists" — "Abolition of the family!"

Florida meningococcal outbreak among gay and bisexual men is one of worst in US history:  CDC.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating one of the worst meningococcal outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history, according to a recent press release.  "Getting vaccinated against meningococcal disease is the best way to prevent this serious illness, which can quickly become deadly," said Dr. José R. Romero, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  "Because of the outbreak in Florida, and the number of Pride events being held across the state in coming weeks, it's important that gay and bisexual men who live in Florida get vaccinated, and those traveling to Florida talk to their healthcare provider about getting a MenACWY vaccine."

Drag Queens and the Incoherence of Moral Relativism.  It is a sign of our times that movements have emerged to teach pedophilia in schools and to subject children to drag queen performances.  Perversions like this are borne of an insidious attitude known as moral relativism.  As the term suggests, moral relativism is the belief that morality is subjective rather than objective.  That is, what is right and wrong varies from person to person instead of emerging from a fixed universal standard, meaning that there are no ultimate moral truths.  Before examining why such a view is incoherent, it is worth considering why ordinary people have been seduced into believing it.  There are two major reasons.  The first is that, because there is widespread disagreement about matters of right and wrong, morality is assumed to be subjective.  The second stems from a pervasive attitude that it is "intolerant" to uphold a fixed standard of morality.  Both reasons are flimsy.

Long Island library reverses decision to remove Pride displays and books.  The Long Island library that decided to tear down Pride displays and remove books from children's sections reversed its decision at an emergency meeting Thursday night.  The Smithtown Library board of trustees voted 4-2 to rescind its controversial Tuesday night decision.  One of the seven trustees abstained.  The initial decision prompted a massive response from advocates and a strong statement from the governor, leading to the emergency meeting.  On Tuesday, the board voted 4-2 in favor of a "motion to remove all Pride Displays, in addition to removing all books of the same subject on display, from all Children's sections in all Smithtown Library buildings."  One member was absent Tuesday.

Here's a better idea:  Why don't you guys just keep your pants on for a while?
UK to offer monkeypox vaccines to some gay and bisexual men.  UK health officials are set to offer monkeypox vaccines to gay and bisexual men who are deemed to be the most "at-risk" of catching the virus.  The UK Health Security Agency said men who have sex with other men have the highest chance of contracting the disease, and vaccines will help flatten the curve of the virus as the UK's cases soar to nearly 800.  "Our extensive contact tracing work has helped to limit the spread of the monkeypox virus, but we are continuing to see a notable proportion of cases in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men," the Health Security Agency's head of immunization, Dr. Mary Ramsay, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Trans Suicide Is Not a Response to Bigotry.  In 2018, the Heritage Foundation reported suicide rates for individuals 15 years after surgical transition 20 times higher than the that of the population overall.  Even in Sweden, with long availability of transgender medications and surgeries, and social acceptance of transgender individuals, the high suicide rate is consistent with rates in other locations.  Trans activists consistently attribute high suicide rates to irrational hatred, bullying, and rejection targeted at the individual.  However, according to Dr. Paul McHugh, formerly of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the high numbers of suicides are usually years after surgery.  The trigger, according to Dr. McHugh, is the persistent and undeniable reality that that genital surgery has not transformed the individual's sex, leading to despair.  Perhaps elevated rates of suicides and attempts among trans-identifying individuals should be no surprise.  The whole point of "transition" is that an aspect of an otherwise healthy body is so unbearable as to justify a lifetime of artificial hormones and multiple irreversible surgeries.

Pride Month Jumps the Shark.  "Pride" events started a few decades ago as an activist effort to push back against the stigma attached to homosexuality.  Now extended across the whole month of June, it looks more like an effort designed to do the opposite.  Last weekend, social media abounded with videos of a Pride event at a gay bar in Dallas called Drag the Kids to Pride.  Young children can be seen handing money to twerking drag queens.  A bright pink neon sign saying "It's Not Going to Lick Itself!" added an extra layer of creepiness.  This week, the Twitter account Libs of Tiktok alerted followers to a drag show at a San Francisco middle school.  In one video, a crowd of students cheers wildly as the performer — [...] — pulls off his wig in the finale.  Visceral outrage at sexualizing young kids is the right response — and there's plenty of outrage online.

With Garbage LGBT 'Scholarship', Colonial Williamsburg Destroys Its Reason For Existing.  Colonial Williamsburg is the world's largest living museum, and a place visited and loved by many conservatives, traditionalists, homeschoolers, and classical education devotees.  Williamsburg is beloved precisely because, for decades, it has faithfully depicted the founding culture of America in a meticulously recreated, and often re-enacted, Revolutionary-era capital.  This depiction included America's undeniably traditional, Western, largely Judeo-Christian roots.  But now Williamsburg has gone woke.  In doing so, its leadership and staff are displaying conspicuous enmity toward the highly reasoned position held by America's founders — a position at odds with today's LGBT dogma.

Yes, transgender transformation is child abuse.  Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, directed state agencies last February to investigate the use of "gender-affirming care" for transgender children.  This directive came shortly after Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, stated that "gender-affirming" regimens and procedures for transgender children, such as surgery to reconstruct breasts and genitals and puberty-blocking medications, legally constitute child abuse. [...] How is permanently altering a child's body based on the child's "feelings" not child abuse?  So if a child "feels" like jumping off a cliff, do we let him?  What if he "feels" like cutting off his fingers?  Do we let him do that?  What if the child feels, not pretends to be, but feels, like a cat?  Do we allow him to use a litter box?  Do we allow him to ignore reality?  Or do we help him to face reality?  And when we don't help him, when we actually aid him in placing his feelings above reality, such as damaging his body, how does that not result in serious physical or emotional harm?  Especially a few years later or during adulthood, when he hates and resents what was done to him?

New Study Contradicts Transgender Narrative, Suggests Puberty Blockers Increase Youth Suicide.  Allowing minors easy access puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones has actually increased not reduced youth suicide rates, according to a new report from the Heritage Foundation.  Released this week, the report offers a direct challenge to claims from pro-transgender clinical organizations, activists, and even the Biden administration who say that puberty blockers, and other gender-reassignment procedures, reduce suicides of minors who believe that they are the opposite sex.

UK Health Agency: 99 Per Cent of Monkeypox Cases Are Gay Men.  A survey of monkeypox cases by the UK Health Agency has found that 151 out of 152 participants are men who "identify as gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men."  The survey found that 311 (99% of 314) cases were men, with just 3 confirmed female cases.  "One hundred and fifty-two cases participated in more detailed questionnaires, implemented from 26 May 2022, and used retrospectively," the survey found.  "In this data, 151 of the 152 men interviewed identified as gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), or reported same sex contact, and the remaining individual declined to disclose this information."

Michigan AG says 'drag queens make everything better,' suggests 'drag queen for every school': report.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said Wednesday that "drag queens make everything better" and that there should be "a drag queen for every school" during an event in Lansing.  Nessel, who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan, made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide Americans, Craig Mauger of The Detroit News reported on Twitter.  "Drag queens make everything better.  Drag queens are fun," Nessel said, according to Mauger.  "A drag queen for every school," she added.

Progressivism, Sexuality, and Mental Illness.  A recent Gallup survey found that:  "Roughly 21% of Generation Z Americans who have reached adulthood — those born between 1997 and 2003 — identify as LGBT.  That is nearly double the proportion of millennials who do so, while the gap widens even further when compared with older generations." Abigail Shrier, meanwhile, reports a 1,000-fold increase in trans identification.  Reactions to these trends have varied.  Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks they indicate that there will be no straight people in a few generations; Bill Maher lampoons the increase as a rebellious fad; and progressives celebrate the rise as an electoral boon for the Democrats.  Other liberals view the rise as the product of increasing toleration, similar to left-handedness, in which identification increases as stigmas are lifted and people come out of the closet.

In honor of Pride month, let's get real.  Back in the 1980s, despite the Democrat effort to frighten all Americans about AIDS, it was a disease that appeared primarily among gay men and IV drug addicts.  The drug addicts' vulnerability was obvious but, if you ever wondered why gay men were so terribly victimized by that scourge, Joseph Sciambra, a born-again Catholic who left behind the gay lifestyle, explains what's going on at bathhouses, orgies, and private homes.  It's not for the faint of heart.  Bathhouses and orgies, through sheer volume, are not just impersonal, but depersonalize the men involved.  For those on the receiving end, gay sex involves dilating an aperture that doesn't want to be dilated.  This can be, at least initially, extremely painful so illicit drugs help.  There's a great deal of preparation that goes into preparing for experience, and that preparation can damage the delicate tissues there as surely as the act itself can.  Because the tissue is chronically damaged, men are more vulnerable to blood-borne sexually transmitted diseases.  Do this long enough and your derriere is a mess of infections, massive hemorrhoids, and endless bloody little wounds.  The human body was not designed for this kind of sex.

The Latest Mask Research Is Bad News For Branch Covidians.  Unless you're visiting a medical facility still taken in by the mask-cult or you live in a big city or some obscure California county run by hypochondriac Democrat whack-jobs, you're probably generally living your life without being forced to wear a useless, bacteria-laden piece of t-shirt material over your face. [...] Belief in the power and efficacy of face masks has become a de facto religion to these cultist nutjobs, and they're just itching for the next opportunity to impose their 'faith' on the rest of us.  If you think I'm exaggerating, consider that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just recommended masking while traveling again based on the spread of ... monkeypox.  That's right, that piece of cloth over your face is so magical that everyone must now wear one to 'protect' against a virus that so far mainly has spread at gay nightclubs via direct contact with the open pustules of infected people.

America Has More Transgender Youth Than Ever, Study Says.  Nearly half of the 1.6 million Americans who identify as transgender are teenagers or young adults, and some of the highest rates of youth transgenderism occur in blue states, according to a new study.  The study, conducted by the University of California Los Angeles Williams Institute, found that transgenderism rates varied between states, with New York seeing a 3% rate among youth compared to roughly 0.6% in Wyoming.  The percent of youth who identify as transgender had doubled since its last estimate, while transgenderism in adults had remained stable.  Nearly a fifth of the total transgender population is aged 13-17, according to the study.

The Editor says...
It isn't necessary to conduct a "study" to document the obvious.  America has more sex perverts, gender confusion, and weirdos than ever before, simply because America has more smart phone cameras and social media sites than ever, and everybody under 40 wants to be somebody special.

It's 'Pride' Month Again.  [Scroll down]  We need more like the few Tampa Bay Rays baseball players who refused to wear the LGBTMYNAMEISLEGION logos on their uniforms as their team celebrated Pervert Month.  Franklin Graham rightly recognized the Rays' players on his Facebook page when he declared, ["]I appreciate these Tampa Bay Rays players who said no to endorsing and celebrating sin during Saturday night's game... Followers of Jesus Christ must love everyone, but also stand with the truth of God's Word and share that truth with a lost and dying world.["]  What a shame more MLB players (and other team employees and owners) didn't join these men in the simple gesture of not promoting sin.  If you haven't already been in the position of these Tampa Bay Rays players, you likely soon will be, and like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you will have to choose.

Pride month kicks off with Monkeypox outbreak in the homosexual community.  As corporations waste millions of dollars to advertise Pride month, the homosexual community is reporting new outbreaks of monkeypox.  Some of the earliest cases of monkeypox were contracted in Spain at gay bars and gay saunas.  A Belgium festival that celebrates sexual fetishes, also reported monkeypox outbreaks among gay and bisexual men.  The first monkeypox patient to speak with the media said he caught monkeypox after having homosexual interactions with ten different partners.  The 35-year-old monkeypox patient tried to get a hold of health officials in the UK, but he is currently being ignored.  The patient, James M., was recently deported from Dubai because it is illegal to have homosexual activity there.  After testing positive for HIV in January, James was deported to France.  On his way to London, James said he had "a good time" having gay sex with "around 10 new partners."  After the sexual encounters, he started to show symptoms of monkeypox.

Satanic Temple Pulls Out of 'Kid Friendly' LGBQT Pride Event in Idaho After Backlash.  The Satanic Temple was included on a list of participants of a "kid friendly" LGBTQ+ "Pride in the Park" event in Idaho — which includes a "drag dance party" — until Libs of Tik Tok publicized their involvement on Twitter.  A member of the Satanic group claimed to have pulled out of the Saturday event after several sponsors apparently dropped out due to their participation.  "I deeply apologize and regret to inform everyone that @TSTIdaho has decided to not be at the North Idaho Pride event "Pride in the Park" as a congregation," tweeted Satanic Temple member "Rowan Astra" on Thursday.  "There are several factors for this, including several sponsors seemingly dropping after learning of our appearance."

There's no such thing as a family-friendly drag show.  A few weeks ago I started noticing that the Left was ramping up their grooming efforts in the form of "family-friendly" drag shows open to audiences of all ages.  Of course, sane people know that the words "family-friendly" and "drag" do not go together.  After seeing a dramatic rise in the number of drag events targeting kids, I decided it was time to create a thread documenting them.  I wanted to show just how common, pervasive, and sick this stuff is.  The thread documented about 40 examples of "family-friendly" drag shows hosted in schools, libraries, gay bars, and other venues across the country.  While most of the drag queens in the thread were adults performing for audiences that included children, there were a few child drag queens as well.  You read that read right.  In some of these clips, children were dressed in drag and performing for cash tips from adults.

Chicago-area city revokes pride parade permit over lack of officers to work event after ban on police uniforms.  A suburban Chicago city has revoked the special permit for an upcoming gay pride parade over security staffing concerns following a spat in which local authorities were told that police officers would not be allowed to march in uniform.  The group running the Aurora Pride Parade had been working with the Aurora Police Department to come up with a safety plan for the privately-run event, but a police spokesperson told Fox Chicago the department couldn't make it work.  The city said organizers had failed to meet the required number of law enforcement officers to secure the event.

Transgenderism is a sin against at least four of the Ten Commandments:  Franciscan priest.  A Franciscan priest said that transgender ideology is an affront to at least four Commandments.  "One of the most recent cultural challenges to the Sixth Commandment and to the reality and integrity of the human person is the transgender ideology," Fr.  Terrance Chartier of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate said during his homily on May 30 at the friary in Bloomington.  Lying to someone and telling them they are a different sex violates the Eighth Commandment, while helping them mutilate their body through surgery or drugs violates the Fifth Commandment, he said later in his homily.  "Attempting to chemically or surgically or hormonally alter my gender is a grave sin, it's actually a form of mutilation," he stressed.

Scientists bow to transgender activists once againNature, one of the top-tier scientific journals in the world, published an editorial last week requiring future study authors to consider how their findings "might perpetuate gender stereotypes" as part of the submission process.  Researchers must also acknowledge how sex and gender were accounted for in their study design and analysis, and if they weren't, they would have to explain why.  This is with the goal of removing bias, and it applies to research involving humans, animals, and cell lines.  But if you were curious about the journal's stance on other social justice-related hot topics, it has also issued guidance on implementing intersectionality during COVID-19, geopolitics, and systemic racism.  I agree that it is important to take sex into account when conducting research, as using men as a scientific baseline, as has historically been done, means that many biomedical findings won't be relevant to women.  But because biological sex is verboten among transgender activists, an emphasis on gender identity must be even further prioritized.

Concerned that Amazon offers anti-trans guides for parents, workers shut down the company's Pride Month kickoff.  As Amazon prepared Wednesday to kick off Pride Month at its Seattle headquarters, a group of people holding transgender pride flags dropped to the ground.  The individuals — most of whom identified themselves as Amazon employees — were staging a "die-in" to protest Amazon's decision to offer books on its platform that activists say are transphobic, like "Desist, Detrans & Detox:  Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult" and "Irreversible Damage:  The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters."  The books, activists say, are prominently displayed on Amazon's website, particularly when users search for LGBTQ+ titles.  "Irreversible Damage" is listed as a bestseller on Amazon's digital bookshelf for LGBTQ+ studies.

The Editor says...
There are lots of objectionable books in the public library, but I don't go down there and block the door.

Transgender Pedophile Avoids Prison After Judge Says It Would be Too Difficult to 'Cope' With.  A biological male British pedophile who identifies as a transgender woman has avoided punishment after the judge overseeing his case ruled that sending him to prison would make it too difficult to "cope" with the "anxiety" surrounding his transgenderism.  68-year-old convicted pedophile Peter Selby, of the UK, was found with over 125,000 images and videos of child sex abuse stored on various electronic devices, some depicting children as young as 3-years-old.  Among the child pornography found in the home of transgender pedophile Peter Selby was 2,400 images and videos of children classified by UK authorities as "Category A," meaning they depicted "penetrative sexual activity, bestiality, and/or sexual sadism."  According to local media reports, Selby confessed his guilt to police immediately upon their search of his home for the materials, claiming that his addiction to adult pornography had "morphed" into pedophilia.

[Disregard] 'Pride' And Every Other Month.  Everyone knows June is "Pride Month." It used to be "Gay Pride Month," but gay is the new straight and therefore unworthy of celebration. [...] If you watch the popular culture, being gay is just this side of a death sentence, what with the rampant homophobia portrayed on television and talked about in "news" and celebrity media.  In reality, not being on the fake and ever-expanding spectrum of genders and sexualities is akin to career suicide.  It's fashionable to be something other than normal.  It's not like you have to actually act on any of it, just declare yourself to be "bi" because why not?  It's treated by the dominant culture as an accomplishment, even though it's not, so even lazy people can pick of the applause equivalent of a participation ribbon by simply claiming to be it.  But just being gay?  Boring.

Teachers Explain How They Push 'Gender Lessons' On Young Children.  Teachers across the country revealed the strategies they use to teach young children about gender ideology in a Friday article published by The Washington Post.  Teachers discussed the various ways they are injecting gender-related discussions into their lessons, including comments about using hormones to stop menstrual periods and declining to state that sexual anatomy is gender-specific, according to The Washington Post.  One transgender teacher makes a point of telling students about the process of gender transitions, including with personal testimony.  "LGBTQ identities are a naturally occurring facet of human variation, and that is why we need to learn about them in the context of biology and human anatomy," Sam Long, a biology teacher at Denver South High School, told The Washington Post.  Long, who is transgender, frequently discusses gender ideology with students, teaches that gender is a spectrum rather than a binary, and shares his own sex change experience.

The Editor says...
Gender is not an option, or a spectrum, nor is it "assigned at birth."  There are two types of chromosomes, XX and XY, and you have one or the other.  Deal with it.

Milwaukee Brewers to Host Drag Queen Night.  It's Pride Month again, and that means corporations all over are busy virtue-signaling.  In Milwaukee, the Brewers baseball team is getting into the spirit of the season by hosting Pride Night next Wednesday at their ballpark, a place whose name has taken on a new irony:  American Family Field.  The family fun Wednesday will include at least four drag queens, and hey, if they already strut their stuff on a routine basis in public libraries and elementary schools (and even Taco Bell), featuring them at baseball games at this late date just shows how hidebound and conservative the Grand Old Game is.  The first thing that Pride Night (no word yet on when the Brewers are hosting Anger Night, or Lust Night, or Sloth Night) at American Travesty of the Family Field is about, of course, is making money.  Drag queens have never, to my knowledge, been big baseball fans, but now that we're all woke and love the LGBTQ alphabet soup, the Brewers are clearly hoping to attract a new fan base that, if it doesn't care anything about the game, can at least ogle the players.

It's Time to Drop the Word 'Homophobia'.  [Scroll down]  The word is a tool of ideological warfare.  It frames the argument in a way that one side of the argument is "good" and the other "bad."  It weaponizes language to make one person psychologically healthy and the other psychologically dysfunctional.  It bypasses rational, logical debate in favor of defining the person in the debate.  In this way, it "wins" arguments by intimidating anyone away from even getting into the debate arena.  It silences rational debate by preventing it from ever happening.  Calling someone a "homophobe" is an easy, no-cost way to establish moral superiority on the cheap.  "Logic," "rationality," "clarity," and so on — all part of the hard work involved in defining words clearly and thinking rigorously — are irrelevant.  The point is power.

Pride Is Still a Sin and the Rainbow Still Belongs to God.  Both pride and homosexuality are condemned by God as sins in the Bible.  I know it's not popular to say that these days, even in some conservative circles, but I'm not at liberty to disagree with God on what he calls sin.  Supporting and celebrating sin isn't loving — it's actually cruel to tell people that they're perfect the way they are when God says that "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick."

Groomers Say Kids Will Be Exposed to 'Nudity and Kink' at Pride Parades, But Don't Worry, It's 'Educational'.  The groomers are everywhere these days, but nowhere are they more visible than at LGBTQ "Pride" parades, where every kind of debauchery imaginable is on full display in neighborhoods and on city streets around the world.  A website called Fatherly warns in its Parenting section that pride parades are "filled with sights that may be new to kids, like public nudity and kink.  Not to mention that Pride parades aren't the most sober of places."  [Tweet]  Nevertheless, the article concludes that young children should indeed be exposed to kink and nudity because the "educational aspects of Pride are paired with joy and celebration."

Florida State Health Agency Issues Report Challenging Science of Transgenderism.  The State of Florida is set to issue a formal report questioning the science behind "gender-affirming" care for people who believe they are transgender.  Breitbart News exclusively obtained a 45-page report on Thursday [6/2/2022] completed by Florida Medicaid and requested by the Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which oversees Florida's Medicaid program.  In consultation with several experts, the report concludes that sex reassignment surgeries, puberty blockers, and cross sex hormone treatments for people with gender dysphoria are not proven as "safe or effective" treatments and are "experimental and investigational."

'Woke' NASCAR Apologizes to LGBTQ Community After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Waves Green Flag at Event.  NASCAR issued an apology Wednesday for "recent actions" that are "not aligned" with its mission after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) waved the green flag ahead of last week's All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.  The world-famous auto racing and operating company, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, marked the first day of LGBTQ+ "Pride Month" with a unique version of the pride flag along with a message apologizing for actions it deemed uncharacteristic of its mission.  "As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with NASCAR's mission to be a welcoming sport for all," the company wrote.

The Editor says...
This is a huge marketing mistake on the part of NASCAR.  What percentage of NASCAR fans are homosexuals — particularly in Texas?  If I were to pick the nearest whole number, I'd select ZERO.

Put A Wiener On The Barbie.  As we prepare to enter the High Holy Month of Pride, the children's toymaker Mattel debuts its latest creation:  Tranny Barbie, modeled after the trans actor Laverne Cox.  Mattel saith:  ["]Laverne Cox is an award-winning actress, producer, writer, and prominent LGBTQ+ advocate.  We're proud to honor her in the Barbie Tribute Collection, to help amplify her message of moving beyond societal expectations to live more authentically.["]  "Authentically," as defined by a major corporation.

Just because somebody came up with homosexual pride month, are the rest of us obliged to celebrate it?
Joe Biden Pays Homage to 'Intersex' Identity for Pride Month 2022.  President Joe Biden celebrated the beginning of "Pride Month" on Wednesday, adding a new initial to the Pride acronym in recognition of "Intersex" as an additional gender identity.  "We reaffirm that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights," Biden wrote in a statement on Twitter.  "And we recommit to delivering protections, safety, and equality so everyone can realize the full promise of America."

The Editor says...
What is "the full promise of America?"  Does it include mandatory celebration of perversion?

Another 11 people are diagnosed with monkeypox in the UK bringing total to 207.  Eleven more people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox, bringing the cumulative number of UK cases to 207.  Announcing the new patients today, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reiterated that most cases have been in gay and bisexual men.  Officials said it was 'particularly important' these men are aware of new lesions, rashes or scabs and get in contact with a sexual health clinic.  Most of the UK's infections — 87 percent — were among people aged 20 to 49.  And 111 cases are known to be men who have sex with men.  And the majority UK patients caught the virus in the UK rather than abroad.  Officials said that contact tracing teams had linked the outbreak back to 'gay bars, saunas and the use of dating apps in the UK and abroad'.

The Editor says...
This may be the return of the media-induced AIDS panic of the 1980's.

Drag Events Target Children Ahead of Gay Pride Month.  Anyone that's been paying attention knows the agenda to sexualize children is not only real, but has accelerated as the LGBT cult now openly brags they're coming after children. [Numerous tweets with disgusting video clips.]

Republicans Introduce a Bill That Defines What a Woman Is.  Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko is doing something for women, and not the kind no one can define.  The Republican has sponsored a "Women's Bill of Rights" to provide ladies legal protection against gender ideology.  "[T]here are important reasons," H.Res.1136 asserts, "to distinguish between the sexes with respect to athletes, prisons, domestic violence shelters, restrooms, and other areas, particularly where biology, safety, and privacy are implicated."  The initiative goes so far as to claim it knows what a woman is.

State Farm Terminates Partnership With 'Gendercool' According to Internal Memo.  On Monday morning, as Streiff reported, an organization called Consumers First published information regarding a partnership between State Farm and The GenderCool Project to "have '550 agents and employees' nationwide donate a 3-book bundle about Being Transgender, Inclusive and Non-Binary to their 'local teacher, community center or library of their choice.'"  The memo was authored by Jose Soto, whose email signature identifies his title as "Corporate Responsibility Analyst" located in Florida.  The goal of the program, Soto wrote, was to "increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+."

State Farm Abandons LGBTQ Children's-Book Program after Whistleblower Email Leak.  State Farm, the household-name insurance company, has abandoned its program to distribute LGBTQ-themed books to teachers, community centers, and libraries, explicitly targeting children as young as kindergartners, after a media exposé based on a whistleblower email caught the company by surprise on Monday [5/23/2022].  In an email to all State Farm agents and staff members sent just hours after multiple news outlets revealed the book initiative, Victor Terry, chief diversity officer and vice president of public affairs, announced the cancellation of its collaboration with GenderCool, an organization that promotes LGBTQ teaching via speaking events, mentorship programs, DEI/HR consulting, and advising for parents of transgender children.

A New Kind of Child Abuse.  Until only a few years ago, child abuse was thought primarily to be hitting a child, starving a child, confining a child in a closet, not properly feeding a child, or engaging in sexual practices with a child.  Now child abuse has taken a quantum leap.  Child abuse now includes poisoning and mutilating a child to make him look like a member of the opposite sex, often by taking advantage of the child's trust in a parent.  Stealing a child's childhood should be a crime punishable by grievous measures.

LGBTQ+ festival in Spain linked to monkeypox outbreak.  With hysteria ramping up as cases of the rare monkeypox virus keep popping up in multiple countries, President Joe Biden made his first public comments on the disease which could conceivably usher in a sequel to the mandates and restrictions that were imposed during the COVID pandemic.  The press caught up with the "leader" of the free world who is visiting South Korea on his first trip to Asia since taking office and asked Biden for his input on whether the monkeypox cases in Europe and the U.S. were something "to be concerned about[.]"  "Well they haven't told me the level of exposure yet but it is something that everybody should be concerned about," Biden said as he prepared to board Air Force One for a visit to Japan.

Biden Administration Refuses to Recognize Long-Term Effects of Puberty Blockers.  When it comes to subjecting children who are confused about their gender to hormones, puberty-blocking drugs, and irreversible surgeries, the Biden administration has exhibited an alarmingly one-track mind:  Inject and cut now, ask questions later. [...] During a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked this question when he pressed Dr. Lawrence Tabak, acting director of the National Institutes of Health, on whether the agency has done any research on the off-label (Food and Drug Administration-unapproved) use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy on minors.

'Someone needs to say it': Maher accuses trans movement of 'literally experimenting on children'.  Joining the argument that conservatives have presented all along, comedian Bill Maher with the same scientific backing that the "trendy" trans movement is "literally experimenting on children."  During Friday's [5/20/2022] episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher" the HBO host took an at-length look at many of the knowns and unknowns surrounding the trans movement that, he expressed, has come to prominence more out of a youthful rebelliousness than any serious conviction.  As such, the fact that adults are validating kids going through a phase should be a concern to everyone.

Steelworker sues for firing after calling gay rainbow symbol 'abomination'.  A 10-year employee of steelmaker Arconic has sued the Pittsburgh-based firm after he was fired last year for writing on an internal company web survey that the use of a rainbow to symbolize Gay Pride Month is "an abomination to God."  Daniel Snyder, 63, was employed as a lead operator at Arconic's Davenport Works in Riverdale, Iowa, beginning in 2011.  After his termination, Mr. Snyder found work at a John Deere assembly line at "significantly less" pay, no overtime and "materially reduced" medical benefits, the filing states.  His attorneys are asking for punitive and compensatory damages after Mr. Snyder was fired in June 2021 for comments he believed were anonymous and in response to a company-wide "engagement survey" on the firm's intranet.  The comments allegedly offended another worker.

The Editor says...
I presume the guy wouldn't have been fired if he was a Muslim with the same objections.

Mother Brainwashes Her 5 Year Old Son Into Thinking He Needs To Be A Crossdresser.  A disturbing video uploaded to Libs Of TikTok's Twitter account shows a mom with her 5-year-old son in a dressing room as he shows up in a pink tutu outfit as she feeds him things to believe and repeat back.  The mother mentions RuPaul's Drag Race in the post, apparently watching the show with her young child.

The Editor says...
Unfortunately, this country has far too many godless, unmarried women who want to be somebody special on social media, and the easiest way to get there is to have a "gender fluid" or "gender confused" child.

Dem witness tells House committee men can get pregnant, have abortions.  A Democrat witness testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on abortion rights Thursday declared that men can get pregnant and have abortions.  Aimee Arrambide, the executive director of the abortion rights nonprofit Avow Texas, was asked by Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., to define what "a woman is," to which she responded, "I believe that everyone can identify for themselves."  "Do you believe that men can become pregnant and have abortions?" Bishop asked.  "Yes," Arrambide replied.

Disney Launches LGBTQ Clothing Line.  As it continues to wage war against Florida's Parental Rights in Education law, the Walt Disney Co. has launched an LGBTQ-themed apparel and accessories line called the "Disney Pride Collection" and will donate all profits through June 30 to groups that support "LGBTQIA+ youth and families."  The merchandise, which is geared for both children and adults, features rainbow-themed motifs imposed on familiar Disney brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar.

Health chiefs probe gay bars and saunas amid monkeypox outbreak.  Monkeypox contact tracers are probing gay bars and spas as they scramble to contain an outbreak of the rare disease.  Health chiefs in the UK are 'actively investigating' venues visited by six homosexual and bisexual men who tested positive in the past week.  They include bars, clubs and saunas, according to an update by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Poll: Most U.S. voters oppose transgender policies, but many fear speaking up.  Most American voters oppose transgender surgeries and lessons for children, but more than a third fear speaking up about the issue, according to a poll released Tuesday [5/17/2022].  McLaughlin and Associates, which conducted the poll for the Christian evangelical Summit Ministries in Colorado, found that 90% of likely voters with an opinion on the issue believe gender-altering surgeries should be illegal for children.  The poll also found that 72% of voters do not believe schools "should teach about sexual identity and sexual behavior with elementary-age children," compared to 28% who believe it's an appropriate use of instructional time.

Americans Send Biden a Resounding Message About His Policy on Gender Treatments for Minors.  The vast majority of American voters are against permanent "gender transition" treatments for minors, according to a new poll despite the Biden administration's endorsement of these procedures.  The poll, released Tuesday, found that 90% of respondents who had an opinion on the subject believed minors should not be allowed to undergo permanent "gender transition" procedures, in stark opposition to Biden's position.  The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from April 22-26 and was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates along with Summit Ministries.

'Transgender non-binary' Ezra Miller warns cops who referred to them as 'sir' that they have committed an 'intentional act of bigotry'.  Ezra Miller admonished a police officer for calling them 'sir' and explained they identified as 'transgender non-binary' during their arrest in Hawaii back in March.  In newly-released body cam footage from the arrest obtained by TMZ, Miller warned the officer that failing to refer to them by their proper pronouns again would be an 'intentional act of bigotry' and a technical 'hate crime.'  Miller, 29, who uses they/them pronouns and came out as queer in 2012, and said in a 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter: 'Queer just means no, I don't do that.  I don't identify as a man.  I don't identify as a woman.  I barely identify as a human.'

The Editor says...
If you live your life as a one-in-a-million freak and deviant sex pervert, you shouldn't be surprised when you encounter friction in your interactions with normal people.  At that point, you're entirely to blame for your own hurt feelings, because you created the conditions for the conflict.

Texas Court Reinstates Transgender 'Child Abuse' Policy.  Texas government officials can continue to investigate parents who transition their children to the opposite sex for possible child abuse, the state's supreme court ruled Friday [5/13/2022].  The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) determined that child sex change surgeries constituted child abuse in August 2021 upon prompting by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and the DFPS began investigations of families for potential child abuse over treatments their transgender children were receiving in February.  An appeals court had previously blocked these inquiries throughout the state, but the Texas Supreme Court ruled the lower court had "abused its discretion."  The Friday ruling determined that DFPS investigations against the family and doctor who had brought the suit could not continue and said the investigation could cause "irreparable harm."  The court ruled Abbott and Paxton lacked statutory authority to have ordered these investigations, but that other investigations could proceed.

Johns Hopkins Center Against Child Sexual Abuse Hires Professor who Defended Pedophiles.  Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse has hired a former Old Dominion University professor who was put on leave after claiming that sexual attraction to children is not always immoral, and that he wants to destigmatize pedophiles by referring to them as "minor-attracted persons" (MAPs), instead.  "We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25," the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse announced on Thursday.

Medical textbook strips gender dysphoria definition after being cited by Florida.  The world's bestselling medical textbook removed the definition of gender dysphoria from its website after the Florida Department of Health cited it in recent guidance advising against gender transitions for children and adolescents, according to an email obtained by Fox News Digital.  The email from Melissa Adams, who is Merck Manuals' director of marketing and brand awareness, also asked the Florida Department of Health to adjust their guidance based on the update in the manual, which was first published in 1899 and remains the oldest continuously published medical textbook in English.

New York TV Anchor Busted Trying To Hook Up With 15 Year Old Boy For Sex, Blames Cancel Culture.  A New York group that exposes child-sex predators online busted what appears to be a local TV anchor who was allegedly at the scene to meet with what he thought was a 15-year-old boy.  The group, which goes by 607 Predator Hunters, posted a video to YouTube that appears to show Zach Wheeler, an anchor at NBC affiliate WETM-TV, at a store in an attempt to meet with the underaged boy.  When confronted by the filming crew, Wheeler initially attempts to deny that he was at the location to meet or have sex with the teenager, instead insisting multiple times he was only there to "talk" to the kid and warn him to get "off of these apps."  But when the group doesn't appear to buy Wheeler's excuse, he pivots to a more combative tone.  [Video clip]

Trans Health Official Claims All Pediatricians Agree on 'Gender-Affirming Care,' Which Simply Isn't True.  Four-star admiral and Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, the highest transgender official to serve in the US Government, claimed in remarks shared Saturday with NPR that all pediatricians agree on "gender-affirming care," which can include puberty-blocking drugs all the way up to non-reversible surgical procedures. [...] There is in fact plenty of debate about the efficacy and safety of "gender-affirming" care, especially for the young, and to say otherwise is a flat-out falsehood.  It's a preposterous statement given that the Florida State Department of Health recently came to the opposite conclusion, issuing its own guidance on April 20 which is completely at odds with Levine's takeaways.

Amazon Targets Conservative Children's Book About Gender Identity.  Once again, Amazon has shown it's on the side of leftist activists, not free speech.  Matt Walsh, a popular conservative podcast host and writer at The Daily Wire, just released a children's book titled "Johnny the Walrus." The book, according to the description on Amazon, tells the tale of Johnny, who likes to pretend to be a dinosaur or a knight.  But one day "when the internet people find out Johnny likes to make-believe, he's forced to make a decision between the little boy he is and the things he pretends to be — and he's not allowed to change his mind," states the description.  Amazon is clearly trying to squash Walsh's book.

The terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended).  The Biden administration is consumed with wokery to the point that they value members of the LGBTQ++ "community" over all other Americans.  Biden was duty-bound by a promise to Jim Clyburn to select a black woman to the SCOTUS. He chose the most radical black woman he could find, a woman who said she was unable to define the word "woman" because she is not a biologist!  She has long made clear her sympathy for procurers and users of child pornography.  This would seem to line up with the left's agenda to sexualize, to groom, very young children.  The appointment of Ketanji Brown-Jackson does not bode well for the integrity of the Court nor does the DOJ's war on parents, AG Garland's "domestic terrorists," as if they have no right to be informed about what their children are being taught in school.  The criminalization of parents and the destruction of the nuclear family would seem to be fundamental to their goal.

David Brooks says critics of teaching gender dysphoria to young children are, unlike him, "barbarically lunatic" "cruel" "crazies" who "dehumanize" their opponents.  Florida recently passed a law that leftist opponents and their collaborators in the media have branded the "Don't Say Gay" law.  Actually, however, the law does not say "don't say gay."  Rather, the law says:  "Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards."  Note the classrooms to which this prohibition applies — only kindergarten through third grade.  And note the persons to whom it applies — only instructors, not students.  And note the subject to which it applies — only sexual identity and sexual orientation, not any other sex issue.  But using authority figures like teachers to indoctrinate kindergarteners into the wonders of transsexuality is something the left wants.

Exxon bans gay pride, BLM flags from flying over corporate headquarters.  Exxon Mobil is moving its corporate headquarters from Irving, Texas, to Houston as part of a business reorganization that the company said will be completed by 2023.  What is making headlines, though, is the updated company guidance on its decision to ban any flag flying outside the corporate headquarters other than the official corporate flag.  Why was this decision being announced?  The corporation is sending a message that it intends to remain neutral and not succumb to politically correct virtue-signaling.

New York Times Admits:  Experimenting On Trans Kids Has Horrifying, Irreversible Consequences.  Any remaining people unbothered by the "queer" activists pushing for children to question their gender, screw with their biological chemistry via hormone pills and even potentially mutilate their genitals, should immediately listen to an episode this week of The New York Times's "The Daily" podcast.  If it doesn't fill everyone with shock and horror, it's all over and the monsters of this country have won.  That two-part episode, "When Texas Went After Transgender Care," features a lesbian mother and her biological daughter, Grayson, who is 17 and has attempted to become a male.  Grayson recalls suffering from severe depression as a child but finding some comfort after a friend "came out" to her as gender "non-binary."  Grayson subsequently researched topics related to transgenderism.  She said while going through puberty she feared that growing breasts and wider hips would mean people no longer viewed her as "masculine" and as the "tomboy" that she always was.

The Editor says...
One solution to the widespread problem of gender confusion is simply this:  Stop giving your sons and daughters such ambiguous, gender-neutral names.  (The current fad of naming little girls with someone else's surname (Taylor, Hunter, Morgan, etc.) seems to have started about 1990.  A little girl named Suzie won't try to pretend she's a boy, unless her misguided, godless, socialist parents force the idea on her.  Also, stop telling your kids that they can be whatever they want to be.

Against All Odds:  Mother Tells How Her Daughter and Every One of Her Friends Are Suddenly Trans.  She starts her article with this:  "My teenage daughter has decided that she is 'trans'.  So have all her friends.  Not some of them.  Not most of them.  Every.  Single.  One."  The anonymous mother also states that her daughter showed no signs of gender dysphoria and had never heard the word "transgender" before enrolling at her new school.  That's where she met a group of nerdy, artsy kids.  They began looking into all things transgender on the internet.  Then, one day, sha-ZAM!  They were all suddenly "trans." [...] The trans ideology of today is similar to the skinheads of the 80's.  Insecure, lonely, rebellious kids, frequently bored, and many angry at their parents, are looking for an outlet.  This is the perfect breeding ground for recruiters from outlier subculture groups like skinheads and transgenders.  Both groups offer a built-in social structure, acceptance, and a sense of belonging to a group of outsiders who have never belonged to anything.

Biden Admin to Reverse Trump-Era 'Conscience' Exemption for Healthcare Workers.  The Biden Administration's Department Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed that it plans to eliminate a policy implemented during the Trump Administration that allows healthcare workers to cite religious or moral beliefs when seeking exemptions from performing certain acts in the line of duty.  According to Politico, a spokesperson for HHS said that "we are in the rulemaking process" when it comes to the policy in question.  The conscience exemption, first announced in 2018 and fully implemented in 2019, allows medical professionals to refuse to perform certain operations, including abortions and "gender transition" surgeries, if such acts violate their moral or religious values.  The decision was celebrated by far-left pro-abortion groups that had previously sued the Trump Administration over the rule in question.  Leila Abolfazli, spokeswoman for the National Women's Law Center, said "there is so much to unravel," and that she was "encouraged that they have been working through all these pieces."

Biden to scrap rule allowing hospitals, employers, staff to opt-out of abortions, trans services.  The Biden administration plans to remove a Trump-era conscience clause that protected medical workers from participating in services like abortions and transgender sex-change treatments.  A Health and Human Services spokesperson confirmed to Politico on Tuesday that the agency "has made clear through the unified regulatory agenda that we are in the rulemaking process" to implement the new regulations as early as later this month.  That confirms the expectations of Catholic religious liberty advocates and progressive sexual-rights advocates who have battled over the issue of religious conscience ever since Obamacare mandated a decade ago that Catholic schools, hospitals and religious orders pay for contraceptive services in their employee health care plans.

The Left Did This to Itself.  We are told gay and trans teens need the presence of rainbow flags and pride stickers to feel safe.  How that makes someone feel safe is beyond me.  Stickers do not actually make anyone safe, just as cops do not actually make anyone safe.  They may make some people feel safe, but it is basically an illusion, rooted in myth and state propaganda.  The government's mindless muscle may be symbols of safety to some, but they are symbols of terror and state criminality to others.  And for good reason.  Some people find rainbow flags beautiful, others find them loathsome.  Such is the nature of all symbolism and expression.  Everything is open to interpretation by the listener/viewer.  You can feel very strongly that your rainbow flag or pride pin is a symbol of inclusion, but a lot of folks find such symbols noxious, alienating, scandalous, and threatening.  Many folks may lack the imagination to understand why that is, but it is.  One person's pride is another's deprecation.

Sex-Change Surgeries for Kids:  A-OK With Biden.  The Biden administration recently sent a letter to the attorney general of each state, warning the top law enforcement officials that they could be violating civil rights law if they don't comply with "gender-affirming care" procedures for children.  But just what is this gender-affirming care promoted by President Joe Biden, and how does it affect kids?  Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says the term is a euphemism for giving hormones to children and, in many cases, performing irreversible surgery on them.  These hormones and surgeries have long-term consequences for a child.

The truly remarkable thing about Florida's anti-grooming law.  It is difficult to remain objective over the Florida education fracas. [...] As someone who taught school in progressive enclaves for 14 years, I can attest that there are many good people who oppose this law for fear that it will diminish the humanity of loved ones and reverse the tide of social progress.  Although I do not believe that this law will have that effect, I respect the sincerity of those who do.  Nonetheless, it remains urgent to speak truth plainly and oppose the ever-intensifying spread of radical social theory being taught to ever-younger students.  Instances of ideological excess in American classrooms are well chronicled and widespread.  We have seen enough to know that the time to act has long since passed.  The Florida anti-grooming law is a necessary tool to blunt this advance, even though it seems conspicuously tame upon closer inspection.

Check Out This Trash Promoted On YouTube Kids And Tell Me They Aren't Grooming Children.  There is no safe way to allow children to use the internet.  Even with companies like Disney, Nickelodeon, Netflix, and YouTube creating content and platforms specifically "for kids" the content is never as innocent as presented.  Take for example the trash that you can find on YouTube Kids that promotes a radical gender and sex ideology to young kids.  [Tweet with video clip]

Leftists Try, Fail to Paint Republicans as the Real Pedophiles.  It's clear that Leftists are stung when we rightly point out that they're groomers.  (But honestly, what else would you call someone who insists on initiating children into the adult world of human sexuality and all its colorful permutations?)  The talking points went out last week, and progressives want us to know that they're very upset we are calling them names!

CDC warns of meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida primarily affecting gay, bi men.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health warning about an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida, which the agency said is mainly affecting gay and bisexual men, including those living with HIV.  The CDC urged gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men to get the MenACWY vaccine if they live in Florida.  It also recommended that those planning to visit Florida talk with their health care provider about getting the vaccine.  The agency added in the advisory that multiple meningococcal disease cases in college students have been reported in the state over the last few months.  However, the CDC added that there is no evidence to suggest that the cases among college students are related to the larger outbreak.

COVID, Gender, Climate, and the Collapse of Science.  [Scroll down]  [T]he gender controversies now before us are like an opaque lens obscuring crazy thinking offered to the public as new discoveries based on the science of gender differentiation.  Until almost the day before yesterday, a male who was convinced he was a female and vice versa was referred to a psychiatrist, not a surgeon.  There are a few disorders of sexual differentiation where the pairing of the sex chromosomes is disrupted.  They are very rare, and are not included as part of what are now considered transsexuals.  That a few people with normal chromosomes identify as the opposite of their phenotypic and genotypic sex is not a new phenomenon.  This phenomenon was both very rare and considered a psychiatric problem.  What's new is the embrace of normalizing the phenomenon to the point where people are voluntarily choosing to identify their sex opposite from that determined by biology.  What rational adults do to themselves is their own business.  But when children are encouraged to question their gender at a time in life when they are unable to make informed decisions that will cause bodily changes which will persist for life is an expression of lunacy.

Weirdos Who Want To Sexualize Your Children Should Absolutely Be Stigmatized As Groomers.  What does it say about the pathetic state of the political right that instead of spending our energy advancing the ideas and institutions that promote human flourishing, we're quibbling over whether "groomers" is the right word to refer to people who delight in sexualizing other people's kids and hiding it from their parents?  The ranks of progressives and unmistakably pro-LGBT media — who spend their days throwing around insulting hyperbole like "Nazi," "fascist," and "silence is violence" — are being joined by so-called conservatives who've taken it upon themselves to lecture those to the right of them that ackshuuully it's not appropriate to call the kids' entertainment creators and state-sanctioned educators who insist on sexually indoctrinating 5-year-olds "groomers."

There is no such thing!
Gender-affirming medication banned for youth in Alabama.  Alabama lawmakers on Thursday approved sweeping legislation to outlaw gender-affirming medications for trans kids and advanced separate legislation to prohibit classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity in early grades — a measure that critics have dubbed "Don't Say Gay."  The Alabama House of Representatives voted 66-28 for legislation to make it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for a doctor to prescribe puberty blockers or hormones or perform surgery to aid in the gender transition of people under age 19.  The bill now goes to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature as Alabama becomes the latest red state to debate legislation and policies aimed at trans youth.

The Editor says...
There is no such thing as "gender-affirming medication."  If a male takes female hormones, or vice versa, that's gender-contradicting medication.  No medication or surgery is necessary to affirm one's gender.  You're born with one or the other.  Deal with it.

Seattle museum hosts $400 week-long summer camp for kids as young as 12 that teaches the 'art of drag'.  A Seattle museum will host a drag camp for kids as young as 12 with camp-goers taught 'hair and makeup techniques'.  Led by local drag artist Joshua Hancock, 'Summer Camp: the Art of Drag' has run for the past two summers at the West Coast city's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).  Formerly known as EMP (the Experience Music Project), MoPOP is famous for having the world's largest memorabilia collections on Seattle musicians Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana — and a Sky Church venue in the shape of one of Hendrix's guitars.

Disney Releases 'Gayest Kids Movie Yet,' Produced Long Before Florida Grooming Controversy.  Disney has released what has been described as the "gayest kid's movie yet," as it continues to pay fealty to radical queer activists with its attacks on Florida's anti-grooming law that gives parents a say in their children's education.  This month, Disney+ released a musical comedy aimed at pre-teens titled Better Nate Than Ever.  The movie features 13-year-old Nate (Rueby Wood) who is upset about losing the audition for his high school musical and who goes on a trip to New York City with dreams of winning a part in a Broadway play.

LGBTQ+: Leftism's corruption of God's sacred gift to humankind.  [Scroll down]  All we've touched so far is the "G" and "T" in the LGBTQ+ compendium.  Rather than delving deeper, we'll simply presume that the "+" represents a gateway into a vast fantasy world of invented genders, sexual orientations, disorientations, and whole new vistas of gobbledygook, endlessly unfolding.  Facebook's catalog of some 58 genders is but a prelude.

Biden Administration Decides Mutilating Children Is a Civil Right.  Some days, I go to write an article and it's dealing with a topic so egregiously insane that I almost feel like I'm covering satire.  Today is one of those days.  The Biden Administration, via the DOJ, has sent a letter to attorneys general around the country threatening to sue if states attempt to stop the mutilation of children in the form of "gender reassignment" surgery, hormone blockers, and other actions that change the natural development of a child.  In other words, Joe Biden and his degenerate underlings now view physically "transitioning" a child as a civil right, which tracks with the video the president put out on Thursday on the matter.  [Tweets]

Trans sex offender sentenced to prison for molesting children.  A UK transgender father of two awaiting gender reassignment surgery has been sentenced to three years in men's prison after two girls said they were molested.  Britnee Aitken was convicted of three charges of sexual assault and one count of exposure stemming from a period between July and September 2012 when the convicted sex offender, then identifying as a truck recovery driver named Marcus, invited two young girls over to his home, according to the Daily Mail.

Why Does Disney Hire So Many Pedophiles?  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent the LBGT community and the woke corporations into a frenzy when he championed (and signed into law) an anti-groomer bill that prevents school teachers from grooming 5 year old children about deviant sex practices.  [Tweet]  The Disney Company believes that grooming your kids is the hill that it wants to die on — which should tell you everything you need to know about the people running Disney these days.  No sane corporation would put out a statement such as this one unless it wanted to be recognized as a pro-pedophile organization.  [Tweet]  In case you think you're merely witnessing a strategic marketing blunder or something more innocent, I've got news for you:  Disney issued this statement about the anti-grooming Florida bill after a bunch of their employees got caught in a pedophile sex trafficking bust by the Florida police.

People Are Getting Tired of One-Way Tolerance.  There was a time not long ago when even the most based conservative was willing to live and let live with all manner of divergent and bizarre people, but live and let live has become "I live and you submit" and that's just not going to work out in the long run.  The tolerant have been rewarded for their tolerance with intolerance, and if you look, you can already see the backlash brewing.  The breaking point may have been when the man who won the women's swimming championship and all the smart, moral people of our garbage elite demanded we celebrate it.  Or it might be weirdos trying to chat up our kindergarteners about sex.  Or it might be CRT. Regardless, people are getting fed up.  There's a difference between living your life as you wish and making the rest of us live their lives as you wish too, especially when it's a lie or when it means some freak gets to groom our kids.

Joe Biden Applauds Transgenderism with Launch of New 'X' Gender Marker.  President Joe Biden will publicly get behind Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday by introducing a new universal gender marking.  AP reports fresh measures aimed at opening federal government to transgender people include a new "X" gender marker on U.S. passport applications beginning on April 11.  New Transportation Security Administration scanners that are gender-neutral are also planned as part of the administration-wide embrace of transgenderism and LGBTQI+ issues and people.

Tucker savages Ketanji Brown Jackson, transgenderism, and tech tyranny.  Even before Ketanji Brown Jackson's extraordinary statement that she does not know what a woman is, I'd concluded that she's a dim bulb and, really, the judicial equivalent of Kamala Harris:  an uninspiring Black woman who's floated effortlessly upward through affirmative action and fealty to leftism.  I'd spent the day mentally writing an attack on her, only to see Tucker Carlson hold forth with an incendiary monologue that attacked her "I'm not a biologist" lunacy, the whole transgender madness that the left is advancing, and the real agenda of remaking society in an ugly way, especially through the death of free speech.  As you watch it, keep in mind a point I've made repeatedly:  the giveaway that this whole transgender thing is a con is the word "transgender."  If swimmer Will Thomas really were a woman (and really believed he is a woman), he wouldn't call himself a "transgender woman."  He'd just say, "I'm a woman."  The same is true for Richard Levine, the assistant secretary for health.  The moment that word "transgender" comes out, it's a tell that this isn't a real gender.  [Video clip]

Trans Women Are Men And Pretending Otherwise Is Cultural Insanity.  There is ZERO scientific evidence to support the notion of gender self identification.  There is ZERO scientific evidence to support the claim that gender is merely a social construct.  There is more evidence that biology determines gender behaviors and manhood and womanhood are inborn psychological constructs.  The vast majority of people develop gender associations directly in line with their biology.  Men act like men, women act like women, and these behaviors have been established as biological fact from the beginning of recorded history.  Men and women are biologically different in many respects, even down to how our brains function.  Biological sex and gender related behavior are based mostly in nature, not mostly in environment.  However, the gender identity religion has deemed these concepts a form of bigotry.  The situation has become so unhinged that leftists are now referring to real women as "bleeders" or "people who menstruate," as if this is the only biological difference between them and trans women.

Democrats become ever more extreme in their claim that men are women.  Just in time for Women's History Month, USA Today insanely names a biological male as one of its "women" of the year.  While transgender "women" are destroying girls' and women's sports, USA Today columnist hailed Assistant Health Secretary Richard/Rachel Levine as "...a ground-breaking leader who credits family support for helping her succeed.  Admiral Levine wants her work to be a shining example for all."  A shining example?  That is a very frightening thought!

The Emperor Has No Clothes:  Rejecting The Totalitarian Transgender Movement.  Let's start with the primary harm that the transgender movement is inflicting on the world: that of censorship and restriction of all discussion about its conclusions.  When the man Will Thomas decided that he was not a man, but was a woman named Lia Thomas, and switched from the men's swimming team at the University of Pennsylvania to the women's team, and then proceeded to win medals and crush the biologically female competition, one might rationally expect the issue to be discussed openly on both sides of the debate.  But with Thomas, as with virtually any male or female who states that they are suddenly a member of the opposite gender, or no gender, or something in between, disagreement is banned and severely chastised. [...] The totalitarianism of the transgender movement removes any credibility that it might have had if it had simply been willing to discuss the issues without branding opponents as evil transphobes who hardly deserve to live.  Doing so demonstrates the weakness of its position.  One can only conclude that trans-activists knew that they could not win their debate in the public square and thus decided to make all discussion about it invalid.  This is the transgender movement's fatal flaw.  They share this flaw with all totalitarians.  Unfortunately, the impact on societies around the world has been enormous because of the power of fear.

To Hell with These Leftists.  Thanks to the progressive movement's determination to "divide to conquer" the American public, so many activists are now their sexual orientation.  That they're gay defines who many people are, which makes them incredibly boring and pathetic.  I know, I'm supposed to be supporting and caring, I'm just not.  If your existence is so wrapped up in how you have sex, you're a loser. [...] I simply don't care.  Moreover, since this incredibly forceful minority started getting even more militant, I've lost interest in anything they say or want.

Group of Transgenders Attempt to Kill a Man Who 'Misgendered' them in a Subway.  Newsflash, just because you're obviously mentally unstable and want to believe you're something you're not, it doesn't give you the right to assault people who don't live in your land of delusion.  [Video clip]

The trans fairy tale.  Benjamin Cohen, CEO of Pink News, has just announced the launch of a new series on Snapchat, Pure Trans Joy, described as "dedicated to sharing stories of Trans happiness from PinkNews".  The first episode is titled "What Is Trans Surgery Like For Trans Guys?", featuring transgender influencers making a hard sell for double masectomies.  There is little information on the specifics; instead, the show obfuscates and focuses on the positive, transformative outcomes that cosmetic surgery (which will set you back a mere £6000 [to] £7000) can have on the lives of dissatisfied young women.

European Parliament votes to cut funds to Hungary and Poland for not pushing LGBT agenda.  The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted Thursday to withdraw funding from Hungary and Poland over the two countries refusing to bow to the bloc's pro-LGBT stance.  Members of the European Parliament (MEP) passed the resolution by a huge 478 votes in favor to 155 against, with 29 abstentions, to withhold funding from European Union (EU) member states that violate the "Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism."

Straight People Excluded from West Hollywood Guaranteed Income Program.  The City of West Hollywood is launching a guaranteed income program that excludes straight people. [...] This is a government program; this is the government openly discriminating in favor of the alphabet people.  So no matter how old or destitute you are, you are excluded from this program solely based on your sexual orientation.  Imagine living in a city where people — based only on their sexual lifestyle — make more money than you, enjoy a better standard of living than you, and qualify for this additional income when you don't.

Prominent LGBTQ non-profit loses millions in funding following NY state probe.  One of New York's largest LGBTQ non-profits has lost $10 million in state funding after an investigation, first revealed by The [New York] Post, found it was mishandling the millions in taxpayer dollars it received each year.  The LGBT Network of Long Island, helmed by prominent gay activist David Kilmnick who sources say long bragged about his many political connections, lost seven contracts with the state Department of Health Friday following an investigation that began in 2019.  "The Department of Health takes our contract oversight responsibilities very seriously.  Since 2019, when the Office of the State Comptroller asked us to look into [The Network's] contracts with us, the organization has repeatedly failed to provide the Department with required documentation to show it has spent state funding efficiently and effectively," DOH spokesperson Jeffery Hammond said in a statement.

Trans Activists Funded By Big Pharma Push Biased Research Promoting Medical Transitions For Children.  Researchers are churning out biased studies promoting medical gender transitions for children, often supported by pharmaceutical companies and activist organizations, and the media frequently promotes the conclusions uncritically.  A March 2021 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence comprehensive review of nine studies failed to find evidence that hormonal therapy and puberty blockers were helpful.  The review pointed out common flaws in transgender treatment research, such as confounding variables and bias resulting from observational studies that lack control groups.  Yet the media has widely publicized studies funded by pharmaceutical corporations and activist groups which claim to find that "gender-affirming" medical care, such as hormones that block children from going through puberty, is good for kids' mental health.

Texas moves to prosecute trans medical procedures on children as child abuse.  The most recent development in the ongoing debate over transgender wokeism comes to us from Texas and it may light a fire that's been coming for a long time.  Governor Greg Abbott has directed various state agencies to promptly investigate instances of "transitional" medical procedures being performed on children under the state's child abuse laws and prosecute those found to be engaged in such practices.  Of course, when the Boston Globe covered this story, they chose to describe such procedures as "gender-affirming care."  This move by Abbott should properly be viewed as common sense, but sadly, such sensibilities are far from common these days and the medical community has continued an alarming slide toward woke political theory instead of actual science.

By Any Other Name:  The story of my transition and detransition.  The short version of my detransition story for those who want the bare details is that when I was fifteen, I was introduced to gender ideology on Tumblr and began to call myself nonbinary.  Over the next few years, I would continue to go deeper and deeper down the trans identity rabbit hole, and by the time I was eighteen, I saw myself as a "trans man", otherwise known as "FtM".  Shortly after my eighteenth birthday, I made an appointment at a Planned Parenthood to begin a testosterone regimen.  At my first appointment, I was prescribed testosterone, and I would remain on this regimen for a year and a half.  It had an extremely negative effect on my mental health, and I finally admitted what a disaster it had been when I was 19, sometime around February or March 2018.  When the disillusionment fully set in, I stopped the testosterone treatment and began the process of getting my life back on track.

Judge sentences activists for torching NYPD van.  Two activists who torched an NYPD homeless outreach van on a Greenwich Village street in 2020 were each sentenced to six months in prison on Friday — as a federal judge chided the well-educated, radical duo for the "aberrant act."  The firebugs, Elaine Carberry, 38, and Corey Smith, 26, will also have to serve six months in home confinement when they're sprung from federal prison and pay more than $72,000 in restitution, Judge Lewis Liman ordered.  At the sentencing Friday morning, Liman credited both Smith and Carberry as being active members in New York's LGBTQ community and said he believed they are committed to social justice — but added their crime warranted a prison sentence.

Why Nearly 40 Percent of Gen Z Identify as LGBTQ.  I was shocked not long ago when I read a piece on the Newsweek website.  The headline read "Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows."  That [...] is the most absurd thing I may have ever read.  Not so much for the data itself per se, but rather, an illustration of exactly how malleable (and lost) young Americans are.  Whatever the natural percentage of LGBTQwhatever people in the United States is, it's [surely] not 40%.  It's probably closer to low single digits.  Whatever it actually is, somehow with the left's championing the of the rainbow, magically 40% of young people identify with it[.] [...] That tells you a lot about the state of America today.  That so many young adults are so confused about sexual attraction, one of the most basic and important elements of life, one that most people never even have to question because it's largely written in our genes, tells you quite a bit about how absurd America has become.

The Jig is up for Transgenderism as Child Abuse.  The campaign to convince minors that girls can become boys and boys can become girls continues unabated.  However, the consequences of that campaign are now being exposed and are proving unacceptable.  Critics of the campaign have long known of the dangers and have deemed them to be child abuse.  Federal, state, and local governments have ignored the obvious in a case of willful blindness, but the evidence that children and adolescents need protection is now so apparent that government must intercede.  Some states have already begun.  The Arkansas SAFE Act prohibits professionals from treating minors with puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sexual reassignment surgery.  South Dakota has enacted legislation to prevent male participation in sports designated for females.

Biden's Latest Proposal Would Force Insurers to Pay for Gender 'Transition'.  President Joe Biden has sought to inject gender ideology into our laws since his first day in office.  He might prefer a massive bill like the Equality Act that elevates the categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to status of race and sex.  But that effort has stalled in the Senate.  So, for now, his administration is looking for ways to insert sexual orientation and gender identity concepts into existing law.  The latest?  In January, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that would add sexual orientation and gender identity language to the 2010 Affordable Care Act.  According to the department, these amendments will ensure that those who identify as LGBT receive "medically necessary" care.  This includes "gender-affirming" surgeries and hormone "therapy."  In fact, the department's proposed rule circumvents the law and treats dubious treatments as essential health benefits in qualified health plans.  This not only contradicts the best science and medicine, it's a disaster for insurers, for medical providers, and, most of all, for those struggling with gender dysphoria.

Conservatives Must Stop Tolerating Commie Nonsense.  We need to be intolerant of stupidity, intolerant of delusions, and intolerant of those who want to change our country into a giant college run by the kind of people you avoided when you walked across campus.  When the first dude approached us and announced that he was now Gladys, our society defaulted to kindness.  Someone who is suffering gender dysphoria does not need to have more pain heaped upon him or her, and we had no desire as a society to compound that pain.  But tolerating this confusion was not enough.  The demand became to celebrate it and to pretend it was real.  But it's not real.  A man can never menstruate or give birth or ask for directions.  A woman cannot be a father or (generally) carry 120 pounds of weapons and gear or fully appreciate The Dirty Dozen.

The Transgender Movement is A Modern-Day Castration Cult.  As a psychologist, I was invariably sympathetic with individuals who had gender dysphoria and/or became transgender, even though the latter was distasteful to me.  However, in recent years I have become deeply antagonistic towards such persons, principally because they have targeted children for chemical and physical mutilation.  I now consider myself — proudly — to be transphobic.  And I have no problems in saying so publicly.

This Is a Prime Example of what Democrats Insanity is Doing to this Generation.  The easiest way to control a generation of people is by fear.  One way to acheive that fear is to create subgroups that ensure the messaging promotes your messages and only your messages.  Case and point, the transgender movement which is solely the creation and implementation of Democrats across the USA.  [Video clip]

There is no such thing as a pregnant man.  Science is under attack.  Human biology, specifically, is under attack.  The attackers are those who falsely claim that men can have babies.  It is a lie — a fiction that must be challenged every time it is mentioned.  No matter how ardently leftists try to propagandize such things, men have never had babies.  They cannot have babies.  They will not ever be able to carry children.  Any claim to the contrary is nothing more than a Frankenstein-esque, scientifically altered concoction.  The truth demands that all such radical, toxic, left-wing indoctrination be rejected and repudiated by whatever means are necessary.  Such propaganda occurred late last week when it was revealed that Apple's latest software update, iOS 15.4, included a "pregnant man" emoji.  Obviously, the powers that be at Apple are trying to normalize such lunacy in the hope that there are enough stupid people willing to be bullied into accepting it.  In turn, this acceptance would (someday) lead to a cultural norm that men can indeed become pregnant — a scientific impossibility.

Finnish Government Puts Christianity On Trial, Calls The Bible 'Hate Speech'.  Two Christian leaders in Finland stood trial in Helsinki on Jan. 24 for publicly stating the Bible's teachings on sex and marriage.  Longtime Member of Parliament Paivi Rasanen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola defended in court their decision to write and publish, respectively, a pamphlet explaining Christian teachings about sex and marriage.  In the trial's opening arguments, which will resume on Feb. 14, Finnish prosecutors described quotations from the Bible as "hate speech."  Finland's top prosecutor's office essentially put the Bible on trial, an unprecedented move for a secular court, said Paul Coleman, a human rights lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom International who is assisting in the Finns' legal defense and was present during Monday's trial.

The Criminalization of Christianity in Finland.  In a foreshadowing of America's future under coercive secularism, a Finnish politician and Finnish bishop will go on criminal trial next week for merely upholding historic Christian teaching on sexual morality.  The trial is a telling measure of the erosion of Christianity in Europe.  Juhana Pohjola, a Lutheran bishop, and Päivi Räsänen, a member of Finland's Parliament, stand accused of an act increasingly forbidden in the de-Christianized West:  quoting the Bible.  "According to the nation's top prosecutor, the two people are accused of violating the equality and dignity of LGBT people," reports Christianity Today.  Simply quoting the Bible's condemnation of sexual immorality is now sufficient to qualify as a "hate crime" in Finland.  What Christianity has always taught — hate the sin, but love the sinner — is no longer permissible in the eyes of Finnish authorities.  They say that Pohjola and Räsänen are guilty of "ethnic agitation" — an absurdly vague charge they would never dream of applying to members of any other religion besides Christianity.

Why Accepting Child Transgenderism Will Pave The Way For Accepting Pedophilia.  The last several years can be viewed as a testament to the remarkable strategic power the woke left wields.  The speed at which absurd ideas have been thrust into the limelight by vested media and a wide array of well-financed academics and non-profits is both startling and impressive.  Not long ago, it would've been unimaginable that a seven-year-old boy's innocent preference for Polly Pockets over Power Rangers would find its tragic end in puberty blockers, chemical castration, and 15 minutes of fame on Snapchat's explore page.  Calling this abuse doesn't encapsulate the full extent of the damage.  It is a culturally bolstered, politically incentivized mass grooming campaign with a disturbing history.  Even worse, this all may be eclipsed by a much darker future should it continue unabated.

Black Owned Christian Business Kicks out a Transvestite for 'Not Dressing HIS Gender', Leftists Online Try to Destroy his Business.  A Black Christian business owner decided to set some rules for entering his business, one of those rules is to dress the gender you were born with.  This tranny and his friends don't agree with that so they filmed it and shared it online.  Now this business is being attacked online to the point their entire reviews section on Google, Yelp and other online review sites is completely inundated with bad reviews claiming the place is terrible.  [Video clip]

Transgenderism Destroys the Family.  When men can claim to be women, it is ushering in a movement where women are, for all intents and purposes, being purged from society.  Now "transwomen are women" at the expense of actual women.  Amelia Koehn asserts that "to think that a biological man who identifies as a woman can compete with [women] as if our bodies can be cheapened like this is not only insulting but also a direct assault on ourselves as female athletes."  One might as well discard Title IX protections as the entire category of women has now been erased.  In effect, men competing with women merely "represses, embarrasses, humiliates and excludes women."  Even in the lesbian world, "biological men who believe they are women are demanding full inclusion in lesbian spaces as unquestioned equals, insisting [that] actual women ... adjust their plans accordingly."  Never forgetting the money trail, "trans-identifying kids are cash cows for Planned Parenthood" — the group that broke federal law regarding the sale of fetal body parts.  How is it that injecting cattle with hormones is evil, but injecting kids with hormones to obscure their true sex is the new frontier?  How is it that female genital mutilation is horrifying to most individuals, but allowing teens to approve the surgical removal of healthy sexual organs is perfectly acceptable?

Little Boy Reveals His Mom Pushed Him To Join LGBTQ Community.  This is the problem with TikTok live....it's live and unfiltered.  Want to bet, if you asked most kids in private, they would tell you the exact same thing this child revealed on live, telling those watching his mother pushed him to join the LGBTQ community and it's not his free choice.  [Video clip]

You have not come a long way, baby!  Conservatives also ponder why Republican elected officials and organizations — especially women's organizations — don't push back at groupthink insanity that claims biological men can identify as women.  A sampling of absurd examples:
  •   In sports, a biological man falsely broke women's records at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming competition, resulting in a USA Swimming official resigning.
  •   In the military, a biological man is wrongly referred to as the first woman four-star rear-admiral.
  •   In women organizations, such as in the California Federation of Republican Women, a biological man was elected club president.
  •   In politics, some House Republicans ridiculously stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol waving the transgender flag.
  •   In entertainment, a biological man was mistakenly hailed as the highest-earning woman in Jeopardy's history.
  •   In Republican organizations, the Republican National Committee announced a pride coalition.
  •   In education, progressives push the trans agenda onto young children.

Six Basic Concepts Liberals Don't Get.  [#5] Biological sex is not a choice God has granted us.  Men can't have babies — period.  Women can have babies, even if they imagine that they are men.  It's a nature thing, having to do with the presence of XY or XX chromosomes.  No amount of imagination can change one's genetic code.  People who have undergone hormone or surgical treatment still have the chromosomes God (or Gaia if you prefer) endowed them with.  That genetic code comes with inherent gifts and limitations.  Wishing it were otherwise does not make it so.  It only makes one unhappy in one's own body.  Attempting to physically rather than psychologically correct that unhappiness results in a man breaking all of the records in women's swimming — while we stand by and act as though we don't notice.  We may choose to indulge a person with gender change fantasies, but that doesn't make his fantasy a fact.

"A Woman Is A Woman, Man Is A Man": Putin Vows To Protect Russia From West's "Gender Obscurantism".  During his marathon annual year-end press conference Q&A, which this year lasted about four hours, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again vowed to defend Russian society against the intrusion of the corrupted values of the West, in particular blasting the "gender obscurantism" pushed by the United States and Europe.  "I am a proponent of the traditional approach that a woman is a woman and a man is a man," Putin laid out, which it goes without saying also reflects basic Biology 101 and humans' self-understanding for thousands upon thousands of years.  He continued in the remarks on gender:  "A mother is a mother, a father is a father.  And I hope that our society has the internal moral protection dictated by the traditional religious denominations of the Russian Federation."

How much more powerful are the media than you?  There are 32,000 full-time journalists in America — an army of thought-police — and they have a microphone the size of Mount Everest. [...] Let's say you disagree with the constant pressure to be gay.  Let's say you think the gay lifestyle is a corrupt way to live, as it has been seen throughout most of human history.  But you don't have the media power to oppose the message of the elites.  They will brand you as a homophobe, and you are powerless to oppose it.  They will use their massive media might to drown out your message.  If you continue to oppose the elites and the political correctness they spew at you, you risk losing your job, your career, and your livelihood.

Trans activists have much bigger plans than living as they wish.  When leftists talk amongst themselves, they're honest about what they want.  So, when Kay Gabriel, Jules Gleeson, Ira T, and Elle O'Rourke got together to talk about "trans liberation," they freely admitted that one of the goals of the movement is to bring about a communist revolution.  In other words, what you long suspected is true. [...] I wonder if any of these revolutionaries realize that all communist societies get rid of their sexual deviants.  After all, communists, better than anyone else, understand that such people undermine society, any society.

Why I'm celebrating news that a man is breaking women's swimming records.  Will Thomas is a strapping 22-year-old man who swam competitively at the University of Pennsylvania for three years.  This year, though, Will announced that he's a woman named "Lia" and, thanks to Biden's executive orders regarding so-called "gender identity," got a place on UPenn's women's swim team where, to no one's surprise, he swam faster than the women.  Frankly, I think it's wonderful.  That's not because I've gone woke; it's because this is so blatantly unfair to women, and Will is so obviously a man, that Americans are finally saying that the emperor is wearing the wrong dress.  I will never, absolutely never, use female pronouns for a man who claims to be "transgender."  He is either mentally ill, which is sad, but does not make him a woman, or he's a sleazy, skeezy opportunist.  It's amazing how many of these so-called "transgender" men who suddenly get to compete in women's sports and use women's locker rooms and restrooms (and women's prisons), have kept their original biological equipment and are "lesbians," rather than real women who like men.  Let me say this as clearly as possible:  There is no such thing as "transgenderism."

Men Make the Best Women.  There is no difference between men and women, we're told by leftist activists, none whatsoever.  We're also told by these same people that there's nothing a man can do better than a woman, [...] We've all heard about the high school sprinters who were not very good as boys, but mopped up the track when they started competing as girls.  I couldn't care less how someone chooses to live in their personal life, my problem with the idea of "trans" is when I'm forced to deny reality to make someone else feel comfortable.  If you're a man and you want to wear a dress and be called Betty, I'll call you Betty.  But if you want me to pretend you can get pregnant or have to worry about cervical cancer, you've lost me.  In the UK, they are spending good money reminding women to get screened for prostate cancer and other absurd things that simply are not real.  Forcing me to pretend they are is when you lose me, and you're not getting me back.

The Ten Contradictory Commandments of Trans Activism:
[#1]   Don't pathologise trans identity.  However, you must offer treatment for gender dysphoria with medication and surgery.
[#2]   Only refer to people by language they want.  However, it is fine for us to label you "cis".
[#5]   People should be free to believe in what they want.  However, you must see the world through our ideological lens.
[#9]   If the media report a crime and specify it was committed by a trans person, this is transphobia.  However, reporting an accolade and failing to mention the person is trans is erasure.

First Slowly, Then Quickly.  [Scroll down]  The article in the Dermatology Times points to a practical problem for dermatologists in their treatment of women-to-men transsexuals.  These women are given masculinizing hormones that, among other side effects, result in the development of acne in up to a third of them.  Acne is a distressing condition and when it is severe enough can provoke suicidal thoughts.  Moreover, one of the best treatments for acne is isotretinoin, a well-known side effect of which is suicidal thoughts sometimes resulting in suicide, even in those not previously suicidal.  As if this were not enough, the rate of depression and suicide among such gender-diverse individuals assigned female at birth is already high — according to the article itself.  What is the poor dermatologist to do?  The answer is simple:  prescribe isotretinoin and shift the responsibility onto a psychiatrist.  If the dermatologist refers the patient to a psychiatrist but the patient nevertheless commits suicide under his treatment, it is then the psychiatrist's fault, not the dermatologist's.

The otherization of unvaccinated people is proceeding quickly.  Those of us who remember the rise of AIDS also remember the ethical issues associated with it.  AIDS was a disease with a 100% fatality rate back in the day and was transmitted through bodily fluids, especially blood.  Barring hemophiliacs, the people who got AIDS were almost entirely gay men, especially gay men who engaged in extravagant sexual orgies, and intravenous drug-users.  More than most diseases, AIDS was a lifestyle disease that people could avoid through abstinence or monogamy, and not shooting heroin.  The power of the gay lobby (which is what made the LGBTQ+++ movement realize that it truly had political chops) was such that not only did it become impossible to turn away AIDS patients who could be said to have brought the disease upon themselves, but HIPAA made it illegal for any medical practice to make someone's health status public.  Think about it:  a contagious, completely fatal virus, that was the product of bad decisions, but that could not be turned away from medical care and that had to be kept private.

Those Who Claim Men Are Women Are Brazen Liars Devoid of Moral Integrity.  On October 19 of this year, a truly historic event took place.  On that day Dr. Rachel Levine was sworn by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy as a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  This is how the occasion was reported by the Huffington Post:  "Levine was appointed to full admiral on Tuesday while sworn in as the first-ever female four-star admiral to oversee the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps."  Levine's appointment set off a salvo of celebratory articles.  From CNN to Forbes mainstream media outlets across the land effused about what a great milestone Levine's appointment represented for American women.  There was only one problem with all this.  Rachel Levine is a not a woman.  Levine is a man.  Born Richard Levine, he has lived most of his life as a man.  His male credentials include a twenty-five-year marriage to a biological female by whom he fathered two children.  That Levine is a man there can be no doubt.  Every cell in his body testifies to this incontrovertible fact by containing the male XY chromosomal combination in the nuclear DNA.  But no DNA analysis is necessary to know the truth.  That Levine is a man is obvious to everyone who takes a good look at his pictures.

Transgenderism's assault on basic truth.  Recently, Dr. "Rachel" Levine made history by becoming the first "trans-woman" (man who calls himself a woman) to be appointed to the rank of four-star admiral for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  While many members on the left find this to be cause for great celebration, in truth, hardly anything could be more detrimental to America's armed forces.  This event, if only largely nominal, signifies nothing less than a direct assault on the most precious thing holding our military, our government, and our entire social world together:  truth.

The Media Made It 'Cool', so Now a Whopping 30% of Millennials Identify as LGBTQ.  A study about the growing influence of Millennials has revealed a majority of them have a positive opinion about Jesus Christ.  However, they apparently don't understand or haven't read what the Bible has to say about sexuality because a whopping 30% of that entire generation now identify as LGBTQ.  The 62-page research report titled New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence:  Millennials In America by George Barna was conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University and the Foundations of Freedom, a platform promoting traditional American Values.  Why Millennials?  According to the report, they are the most populous generation in American society today, comprising more than 70 million adults in the U.S.  Millennials currently represent close to four out of every 10 working-age Americans, and they are also the primary parenting-age segment in the country.

US Navy names ship after gay rights leader Harvey Milk:  Transgender health expert smashes champagne on bow.  A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened by a transgender veteran and launched in San Diego Bay on Saturday [11/6/2021].  Milk was one of the first openly gay candidates elected to public office.  He was serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978 when a former political colleague, Dan White, assassinated him and Mayor George Moscone at City Hall.  The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a bottle of champagne was smashed on the bow by former Navy officer Paula M. Neira, clinical program director for the John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health.

Living in an Age of Lies.  Currently the trans movement, which is the ideological spearpoint of transhumanism, denies the reality of the human being as male or female in favor of a vision of a new creature redefined by language and born again via technological advances into an ubermensch.  A superior being neither male or female will lead the way into a future formerly conceived only in dystopic science fiction.  But the distinction between man and woman persists in reflecting fundamental reality.  That reality in turn remains the irreducible basis of any culture or civilization.  The family predates any civilization and remains foundational to any society.  Wife, mother, sister; husband, father, brother are universal categorizations of human beings that have been accepted throughout all of human history as true by all religions, nations, tribes and cultures.  In short, the recognition of the human race as being male and female is intrinsic to the functioning of any society.

Biden Administration Denies Biological Reality, Issues First Passport with 'X' Gender Option.  The U.S. Department of State, which recently admitted to stranding even more Americans in Afghanistan than previously reported, proclaimed on Wednesday that the United States issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation.  According to a report from the Associated Press, the action marks a "milestone" for the "rights of people" who do not identify with their biological reality.  The "X" gender designation feature is expected to be offered on a wider scale by next year.

'Non-binary' Dem lawmaker not pleased when Oklahoma governor declares 'there's no such thing'.  A self-proclaimed non-binary lawmaker in Oklahoma blasted Gov. Kevin Stitt for his remarks asserting there are only two genders and that "there is no such thing as non-binary sex."  Democratic State Rep. Mauree Turner claimed it was difficult to have a working relationship with someone like Stitt who opposes "your existence."  "If you have to work with people who adamantly oppose your existence, right, to the point to where we can't work together, you can't talk to me, you can't talk to me like I'm a human being, you don't see me, that damages anyone's working relationship," the first Oklahoma lawmaker to identify as non-binary told Fox25.

Male Pregnancy:  The Greatest Miracle of All.  By now you may have heard of the left's latest insistence that we drop the expression "pregnant women" in favor of "pregnant people."  By using this phrase, they wish to emphasize that it is not only women who can conceive and carry children.  According to the woke, men can now also partake in the joys of pregnancy.  This is surely a remarkable position to take by those who routinely mock the virgin birth of Jesus as narrated by the New Testament.  As you may know, most of our science-oriented woksters think the notion of a woman conceiving by divine intervention is a completely ridiculous idea that could only be believed by a backward ancient culture.  And yet, these very same people have apparently no problem believing that a biological male can become pregnant.

Yes, Abortion And Transgenderism Do Have Lots In Common.  Sometimes even New York Times columnists tell the truth.  For instance, a recent article by Jennifer Finney Boylan was headlined "Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin."  Yes, and the coin is currency from Hell.  Although there are abortion supporters who oppose transgenderism and vice versa, Boylan is correct that the justifications for abortion and transgenderism share most of their ideological DNA.  Both are rooted in hatred for the givenness of human embodiment and its limitations.  Both should be rejected in favor of something better.  Boylan, who identifies as transgender, objects to giving "the state the right to limit what you can or cannot do with your own body" and insists that decisions about abortion and gender transition should be left to an individual, "who alone knows the truth of their heart, who alone can understand what the consequences of their choices will be in the years to come."

Translating Netflix CEO's Shooting Down of Every Demand LGBT Employees are Making.  "No."  It's pretty much what Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos told the employees who are demanding the company cave to demands for standing by Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special, and it's not a crowd used to hearing this kind of response from corporations.  Especially corporations like Netflix.  Sarandos was definitely more corporate with his response even apologizing for the way he "screwed up" in the internal memo and seeming insensitive to those who were "in pain" over Chappelle's special "The Closer" which angered the LGBT community, specifically the "T" part of that group.  Regardless, Sarandos shot down these demands and couched his refusals in very corporate-safe verbiage that nonetheless got the message of "no" across.

Acclaimed British Professor Says The Most Triggering Truth Of The 21st Century Outloud.  Lord Robert Winston has said he fears he will be inundated with hate mail after backing a professor in the eye of a trans storm by saying people "can't change sex".  The biologist, who is professor of science and society at Imperial College London, warned Question Time host Fiona Bruce that producers would need to edit the program after he aired his views.  During a debate about universities' ability to simultaneously promote free speech and protect their diverse student body, the discussion inevitably swung to Kathleen Stock — a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex who has faced calls to be removed from her position amid accusations of transphobia.  [Video clip]

Books indoctrinating children in LGBTQism are everywhere.  Homosexuality is not a sudden discovery of the modern age.  However, it should be — and is — a very minority behavior because it has no genetic purpose.  The primary purpose behind every living thing is to procreate. [...] Also, homosexuality is not a healthy lifestyle and that's true no matter how accepting society is.  People on the LGBTQ+ spectrum have more alcoholism, drug abuse, partner abuse, depression, and suicide than boring old heterosexuals.  (Suicide is especially high amongst so-called "transgender" people.)  Of course, that doesn't mean that every person on the LGBTQ+ spectrum has these problems, only that, on average, they're more likely to have them.  Indeed, you only need to look at a few Libs of Tik Tok videos to recognize that so many people who have decided to embrace LGBTQism are not happy:  [Video clips]  Not happy at all.

The Great Struggle of Our Time:  The Battle for Reality.  As you may know, transgender advocates claim that biological males can become women and vice versa.  Understandably, many people find this claim rather far-fetched.  For one thing, it does not feel true, given that the evidence of our senses seems to refute it.  When, for example, people look at transgender "women" — i.e., biological men who say that they are women — most people immediately recognize that these are not real females.  What most people see is men who pretend to be girls.  This is how the human mind — in the vast majority of instances — interprets sensory input that it receives upon encountering such persons.  And yet transgender advocates vehemently maintain that this is not the correct interpretation of visual data.  They insist that what is in front of our eyes are not men who pose as girls but real girls.  The claims of transgender advocates thus run in direct contravention to what we perceive to be the case with our own eyes.

If You Don't Respect My Freedoms, I Don't Respect Your Pronouns.  Just because the mentally ill become an organized mob does not mean they are a victim status group deserving of special protection or special treatment.  The mentally ill are the LAST people on the planet that should be given the power to dictate the course of society.  Madness is, in a way, infectious. [...] The gender and "Trans" issues are really at the forefront of leftist ideology these days.  If you have observed these people for any length of time you know all about the Oppression Olympics and the intersectional totem pole.  And, you are also probably aware that people who claim to be trans earn an automatic spot at the top of that totem pole, well above women, black people, and even your run-of-the-mill gay people.  The trans costume is the most powerful of all SJW costumes and imbues a person with unlimited protection no matter how terrible that person might be.  It even allows them to dictate the very thoughts and speech of the public at large.  For example, there is a policy among western governments to allow male convicted criminals who claim to be trans women to be interned in women's prisons.  This allows them to rape female inmates at their leisure while claiming special status.  Yet, according to the leftist media it is the men posing as women that are being "victimized" by guards and female inmates.  In Britain, they are even passing a law which makes it a crime for prisoners to use the wrong pronouns when referring to a trans inmate.

Catholic university institutes Pride Week featuring drag queen 'gayla'.  Xavier University of Louisiana this month will host an all-star "gayla" as part of its inaugural Pride Week in New Orleans.  Xavier, the nation's only historically Black Roman Catholic university, will feature drag queens Big Freedia, Tank and Da Bangas in musical numbers in front of an audience of 275 in the ballroom, according to a press release from the school.  "It's a celebration of the many contributions LGBTQ+ activists and allies on campus and in the greater New Orleans community," Glenn Caston, Xavier's inclusion and social justice officer, said in a statement.

Shamelessly pandering to every misguided freak, pagan, and pervert:
Justin Trudeau mocked after using '2SLGBTQQIA+' acronym.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being mocked on social media after he published two posts that mention the latest woke iteration of an acronym for people with different sexual identities — 2SLGBTQQIA+ — which some likened to an encrypted password or "headbutting the keyboard."  "People across the country are lighting candles to honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are missing or have been murdered.  We must continue to work together, raise awareness, and advocate to end this ongoing national tragedy.  #SistersinSpirit," the prime minister posted to Facebook and Twitter on Monday, referencing the Sisters in Spirit vigil, which honors women of specific racial or sexual identities who are missing or have been murdered.  The number and letter '2S' in 2SLGBTQQIA+ includes people who identify as "Two-spirit," referring to someone who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit.  It is used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe their sexual identity.

Coming to America soon?  German parking garage installs 'diversity' spaces.  An underground German parking garage has reserved "diversity" spaces for vehicles driven by LGBTQ and migrant drivers so people who feel "a special need for protection" will feel safe.  Hanauer Parkhaus GmbH has reportedly reserved three spots specifically designated for the LGBTQ community and migrants in their structure in Hanau, which is just outside Frankfurt, according to the Daily Mail.  Thomas Morlock, who is the chairman of the HPG supervisory board and a city official, claims that the company's goal in providing the segregated parking spaces is to give individuals a sense of security and protection.

The Manifold Dangers of Pretending to Be the Opposite Sex.  In 2015, during the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  This decision — which made the final pronouncement on the first major battle about gender confusion — rendered meaningless the distinction between men and women.  It was no longer necessary for a married couple to comprise a male and a female.  In a marriage, there could now be two husbands or two wives.  The weekend prior to this ruling, Bruce Jenner, a former decathlete who won gold in the 1976 Olympics, came out as transgender and won an award for "courage" for doing so.  Thus began the linking of sexual orientation and gender identity that cemented the transformation of LGB to LGBT.  In the following years, Hollywood and the media sought to mainstream transgenderism by highlighting it in TV shows, movies, and articles.

Liberal Parents Raise Young Child Without A Gender, Make HIM Wear Girl Clothes, Play With Girl Toys.  This is Zoomer.  Zoomer was born a boy.  How do we know?  Because he was born a boy, that's how.  Zoomer was also born with two liberal leeches attached to him.  These liberals were Zoomer's parents and refused to acknowledge Zoomer's born gender identity and instead called HIM they and them.  They also made Zoomer play with both boy and girl toys as well as wear dresses and male clothing, just in case Zoomer was a born drag queen or something.  At age 4, Zoomer figured out he was a boy and this was a big moment for his not-so-bright parents.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Luke 17:2

A "Detransitioned" Woman Demands the Medical Establishment Treat Gender Dysphoria With Science, Not Activism.  Sinéad Watson is a healthcare advocate for youth experiencing gender dysphoria and an advisor for the Gender Dysphoria Alliance.  She describes herself on the site as "detrans" and "detransitioned" and someone who desires to work toward "balanced, evidence-based care for gender questioning youth."  A recent Twitter thread posted by the young activist and highlighted by Abigail Shrier caught my eye.  I often long to reach out to people like Watson to hear from them and share their stories, but sadly even the name of our site is enough to discourage some from sharing their very worthy stories with us.  They don't wish to be connected to conservative activism and I completely understand that.  They want the freedom to move around their activist world without a destructive label that prevents peers from taking them seriously.

Evangelical Lutheran church installs 1st transgender bishop.  The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday [9/11/2021].  The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.  "My call is ... to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before," Rohrer told worshippers.  "But mostly, if you'll let me, and I think you will, my hope is to love you and beyond that, to love what you love."  Rohrer was elected in May to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod after its current bishop announced his retirement.

White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki Makes Jaw-Dropping Announcement, There are Only Two Genders.  For the past several years the ultra-progressive left have been selling a ridiculous narrative that multiple genders exist.  Within that multi-gender worldview, men can get to compete in women's sports and also get pregnant.  They even changed the language of mother and father to "birthing person".  Wokeism and cultural Marxism are deployed against anyone who does not accept this assertion in society.  When you challenge the progressive orthodoxy with intellectual argument, the response is always an emotional attack in defense of their unsustainable position.  A case study in this exact outcome happened today during Jen Psaki's press briefing.  The White House spokesperson accidentally (and very forcefully) took the public position today, that only two genders exist.  [Video clip]

There are only two genders
Has anyone noticed how medical data ignores the "multiple genders" nonsense?  It may seem an intentionally provocative question, tailor-made for culture warrior types.  But in truth, there's a fundamentally instructive point being made by Erickson that progressive sexual revolutionaries are desperate to shroud.  If you go to the CDC's COVID tracker page, you can find more demographic data for infections than you know what to do with:  race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, urban, rural, socioeconomic, sex, and so much more.  Yet when you click on sex, this is what you see:  [Graph]  Two genders.  Male/Female.  Nothing on the COVID numbers of agenders or androgynous, bigenders or butch, genderfluids or gender outlaws, genderqueers or gender expansive, trans or two-spirit.  Why is that?


Johnson & Johnson HIV vaccine trial fails.  An HIV vaccine candidate manufactured by Johnson & Johnson failed to provide sufficient protection against infection, the company announced Tuesday [8/31/2021], the latest blow to the HIV vaccination effort.  The company said its Imbokodo study posed no safety concerns, but will not continue.  The study enrolled approximately 2,600 young women across five countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a region where women and girls accounted for 63 percent of all new HIV infections in 2020.  Participants were randomly selected to receive either the vaccine or a placebo, and researchers found the vaccine's efficacy was only about 25 percent, which was not statistically significant.

'No one' is transgender, Virginia bishop says: 'A truth reflected in every cell of the body'.  A Washington-area Catholic bishop has issued a letter rebutting the transgender movement root and branch, calling gender reassignment "wrong and harmful" and saying everyone is male or female as seen in that person's body.  "The Church teaches that a person is created male or female," Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington wrote.  "No one 'is' transgender."  The document titled "A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology" notes that public schools "aggressively promote" what the bishop called "a false understanding of the human person in their advocacy of gender ideology."

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions.  Here Are the Big Ones.  People say that we live in a postmodern age that has rejected metaphysics.  That's not quite true.  We live in a postmodern age that promotes an alternative metaphysics.  As I explain in "When Harry Became Sally," at the heart of the transgender moment are radical ideas about the human person — in particular, that people are what they claim to be, regardless of contrary evidence.  A transgender boy is a boy, not merely a girl who identifies as a boy.  It's understandable why activists make these claims.  An argument about transgender identities will be much more persuasive if it concerns who someone is, not merely how someone identifies.  And so the rhetoric of the transgender moment drips with ontological assertions:  People are the gender they prefer to be.  That's the claim.  Transgender activists don't admit that this is a metaphysical claim.  They don't want to have the debate on the level of philosophy, so they dress it up as a scientific and medical claim.  And they've co-opted many professional associations for their cause.

Sex Reassignment Doesn't Work.  Here Is the Evidence.  Sex "reassignment" doesn't work.  It's impossible to "reassign" someone's sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn't produce good outcomes psychosocially.  As I demonstrate in my book, "When Harry Became Sally:  Responding to the Transgender Moment," the medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as transgender.  Even when the procedures are successful technically and cosmetically, and even in cultures that are relatively "trans-friendly," transitioners still face poor outcomes.  Dr. Paul McHugh, the university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains:  ["]Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.  All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they 'identify.'  In that lies their problematic future.["]  When 'the tumult and shouting dies,' it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb.  The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people — extending over 30 years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered — documents their lifelong mental unrest.  Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers.

'Just like the Nazis': Gay Afghans face 'extermination' under Taliban.  Desperate gay men in Afghanistan are living in terror and pleading for deliverance from the "nightmare" of Taliban rule, according to reports.  "As soon as the Taliban know that I am a gay man, they will kill me without even thinking about it," 36-year-old "Sayed" told Business Insider Saturday [8/21/2021].  In less than a week, he said, the mood in Afghanistan's underground gay community went from clandestine freedom to outright panic.

LGBTQ people in Afghanistan fear Taliban will 'kill all of them on the spot'.  Human rights organizations are concerned that the Taliban's newly gained control of the Afghan government will lead to "instances of extreme violence directed at members of the LGBTQI+ community in Afghanistan," while LGBTQ Afghans say that now fear they can be "killed on the spot."  The Taliban is a religious-political movement and military organization known to enforce extreme Islamic ideals, including Sharia law.

LGBT Activist Caught In A Pedophile Sting Claims That He Works For Hillary Clinton And Nancy Pelosi.  A man seemingly identified as LGBT activist Clint Alan Goss was captured on video during a child predator sting operation by a YouTuber named Ghost Change who streamed the interaction.  Goss claimed in the video and allegedly in explicit text messages to work for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high profile Democrats, and appears to have been photographed alongside prominent Democrats including Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Biden administration Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.  In the video, it is revealed that Goss allegedly solicited sexual favors from an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old boy online prior to being approached by the YouTuber in an apparent sting operation.

Florida sheriff:  Disney employees, nurse among 17 suspects arrested in child predator sting.  Deputies in Central Florida made over a dozen arrests as part of an undercover operation targeting suspected child predators.  The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday the arrests of 17 people as part of Operation: Child Predator.  The operation took place between July 27 and Aug. 1, and the arrests were made with the help of several other law enforcement agencies.  "These are nasty, nasty people," said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd, according to Fox 13.  "We can't even use the words that they used.  We obviously can't show the pictures and video clips that they sent to what they thought were 13-year-old little girls and little boys."

17 Arrested in Undercover Child Predator Operation, Including 3 Disney Employees.  Undercover detectives in central Florida have arrested 17 people — among whom were three employees of Walt Disney World — over charges related to the targeting of children online for unlawful sexual activity, the Polk County Sheriff's Office announced on Aug. 3.  The six-day-long undercover operation, dubbed "Operation Child Protector," took place from July 27 through Aug. 1, during which law enforcement officers posed as children on social media platforms, mobile apps, and online dating sites to investigate potential predators who prey upon children for unlawful sexual activity.  A total of 17 people were arrested, representing 49 felony charges and two misdemeanor charges in all.  The suspects' ages ranged from 26 to 47.  They were mostly from the central Florida area, with the exception of one who was visiting from California.  At an Aug. 3 press conference, Grady Judd, the sheriff of Polk County, described the suspects as "incredible deviants," "dangerous," and "nasty, nasty, nasty people."

American Medical Association Faces Backlash for Calling to Remove Sex From Birth Certificates.  The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest organization of physicians and medical students in the United States, came under fire over the weekend for a recent proposal calling to end the designation of sex on birth certificates.  The proposal, which was adopted by the AMA's Board of Trustees in June, states that recording the baby's sex on the public portion of birth certificates, as has always been the case, has "potential for discrimination."  "Our American Medical Association will advocate for the removal of sex as a legal designation on the public portion of the birth certificate," the proposal reads, adding that information on a person's sex designation at birth will still be submitted to the authority and only used for medical, public health, and statistical purposes.  According to the AMA, recording a person's sex can result in "confusion, possible discrimination, harassment and violence" against those whose chosen gender identity or self-expression is different from their assigned sex at birth, whenever they are requested to show their birth certificate.

A Therapist's Take on the Transgender Influx.  [Scroll down]  Honestly, I believe that many are unaware of the extent to which this is happening.  They stubbornly cling to their beliefs with no signs of surrender.  You hope the younger ones will begin to see the truth as many of us did long ago.  I am not sure.  I continue to have friends in their sixties and seventies who view the world as these young people do.  I have lost one long-term friend because she could not tolerate my beliefs.  Another friend is obsessed with race, does not like the police, and sees innumerable flaws in our great nation.  Since retiring, she has become increasingly obsessed with all of this.  Jesse Watters is correct.  This insanity consumes white liberal women because they are unhappy with other aspects of their lives.  I would add especially Baby Boomer women.

It's unbelievable what the American Medical Association wants to do.  Humans have a simple system for reproduction:  Men produce sperm and women produce eggs.  When the two meet, babies happen.  The babies, in turn, will be either male, complete with XY chromosomes, or female, with XY.  Both will have distinguishing sex characteristics that affect every part of the body.  Except if the American Medical Association has its way, all babies will go home from the hospital with birth certificates identifying them as "X" — neither male nor female — to ensure that they're not later hideously injured by having been "misgendered."

Petition to Major University Claims Birth Names on Diplomas Make Trans Students Unsafe.  At the University of Washington, folks are fed up with diplomas bearing "dead names."  Or at least one is:  On July 8th, PhD candidate — and instructor in the School of Social Work — Vern Harner launched a petition.  Its mission:  Convince the school — which boasts 50,000+ attendees across three campuses — to let graduates decide what names are placed on their diplomas.

Transgenderism: Perception and Reality are Two Different Things.  Several weeks ago I read that singer Demi Lovato came out as non-binary and would be using pronouns they/them to describe herself ... wait ... to describe themselves, or them, or they ... or ... you get the drift!  I'm guessing non-binary means that she is not two people, a definition I can get behind; but, why then does she call herself them?  I'm thinking my definition of non-binary may be contrary to what it actually means.  My sexagenarian mind finds it difficult to wrap around these concepts because, when I was young, we only had two genders — male and female.  Today, according to Dude Asks, apparently the definitive authority on gender, there are upwards of 112 different genders ranging from "Neutrois" to "Verangender."  Not only are there now 112 genders, everyone gets to choose pronouns to identify themselves.  One business encouraged its employees to add their chosen pronouns to their official email signature.  After all, nothing screams corporate responsibility more than the injection of sex and gender dysphoria into the customer service experience.

Law against 'misgendering' transgender nursing home residents violates First Amendment, court rules.  A California appeals court ruled that a law requiring nursing home staff to use transgender residents' preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment.  The law was struck down on Friday [7/16/2021] in a 3-0 decision by the Sacramento-based Third District Court of Appeal.  The court held that the law was a "content-based restriction on speech" that unconstitutionally requires nursing staff to express a message they may not wish to.  "The pronoun provision at issue here tests the limits of the government's authority to restrict pure speech that, while potentially offensive or harassing to the listener, does not necessarily create a hostile environment," Judge Elena Duarte wrote in the decision.

Walz signs order banning conversion therapy.  Gov. Tim Walz bypassed the Minnesota Legislature and restricted conversion therapy in the state on Thursday [7/15/2021].  Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan participated in a signing ceremony for an executive order on Thursday morning.  Conversion therapy, also known as "reparative therapy," refers to a counseling practice that seeks to change a patient's gender or sexual orientation.  Every leading medical and scientific association including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and National Education Association have strongly and uniformly rejected conversion therapy for minors, citing its harmful effects on the long-term mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.

Why Joe Biden Won't Defend Women from Transgenders.  The issue of transgender 'rights' is hot right now because more people are beginning to understand that they are waging a rights war on women and girls.  Recently, at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles, a man escorted by two self-professed lesbian activists paraded his intact male genitalia around in the area of the spa supposedly reserved for the female clientele (including very young girls).  California Civil Code 51(b) is being interpreted as meaning that male indecent exposure is now legally acceptable.  Which means that adult males can parade around exposed in full view of young girls and claim this is a transgender 'right.'

Medical Journal: 'Parents Should Lose Veto Power' over Children Going Trans.  Governments should exclude parents who oppose the hormonal and surgical transformation of their children, according to an article published in the establishment Journal of Medical Ethics.  When parents reject their childrens' claim to be transgender, "parents should lose veto power over most transition-related paediatric care," wrote author Maura Priest, a candidate professor at Arizona State University.

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Has A Message For America: 'We're Coming For Your Children'.  Watch out America, The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus has laid down the gauntlet.  They are coming for your children.  And when they say coming for your children, they mean coming to brainwash your kids.  They won't have a lot of work ahead of them since most of the public schools in America are busy indoctrinated your kids to hate each other based on race and the gender you are born with is irrelevant, you can be whichever you feel.  [Video clip]

San Diego library invites men who like sex with men who look like boys to read to children.  San Diego's libraries are welcoming rather colorful characters this summer to read to children to celebrate the unusual sexual practices community, including drag queens who encourage liaisons with young men who look like boys.  Billed as Pride-themed family-friendly story times, four such events will take place in July featuring performers that some parents and residents are not enthusiastic about.  "A drag queen performs in a night club for adults.  There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and backstage there's a lot of nudity, sex and drugs," Dianne Chapman told Press California.

Top Biden officials encourage transgenderism in kids, vow to punish states resisting transmania.  On the final day of "Pride Month," the Biden White House hosted an online event pandering to gender-confused persons, during which top members of the administration urged children to report transgender "discrimination."  The Biden administration also sent out a warning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is coming after states instituting laws resisting transmania.  Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the DOJ, declared that state laws protecting girls' sports from infiltration by gender-confused boys "single out and target transgender youth" and "violate both the Constitution and Title IX."  She added that state laws banning "gender-affirming" procedures for youth are "rooted in bias and prejudice."

WaPo Promotes the Sexual Grooming of Children.  Last week The Washington Post, one of the most prominent news outlets in the world, the newspaper whose self-important motto "Democracy dies in darkness" belies its own undemocratic propaganda, saw fit to promote an opinion piece calling for the increased exposure of small children to sexual deviance.  In the article titled, "Yes, kink belongs at Pride.  And I want my kids to see it," freelance writer Lauren Rowello declared her support for the presence of "kinksters" — practitioners of sexual fetishes — in parades during so-called "Pride Month," the thirty days a year officially devoted to the compulsory celebration of LGBT narcissism.  More specifically, she called for it in order to expose children as young as toddlers to "the scope and vitality of queer life." [...] In a saner time, parents wouldn't allow adults "playfully" engaged in sado-masochism within a hundred miles of their toddlers, but today a generation or two of fanatically woke parents intentionally expose their children to such a repellent display in order to inculcate, as young as possible, a sexual awareness that kids aren't equipped to process. [...] What kind of mother thinks it is appropriate to expose her children to human beings degrading each other with leashes?

Mainstreaming Pedophilia.  After the U. S. Supreme Court decided to change the 6,000-year-old definition of marriage in Obergefell v.  Hodges, I predicted to a liberal friend that the Left's next big push would be to normalize and ultimately legalize pedophilia. [...] The next item on the Left's agenda, it turned out, was changing the definition of biological sex and thus normalizing gender dysphoria.  But mainstreaming pedophilia was not far behind.  Actually, that has long been part of the Left's plan to "fundamentally change" society by blowing up all its most basic and vital institutions — in particular, the nuclear family.  Strong traditional families tend to raise children with good sense who can think and do for themselves.  Such independence is antithetical to the Left's designs.  Thus, children must be alienated from their parents — and what better way to accomplish that than by enticing them into decadent and even deviant behaviors?

Why it's wrong — and profoundly damaging — to make us all agree that someone is whatever gender they say they are.  Gender self-identification is often described as this generation's civil rights battle.  But for a man to declare 'I am a woman', and for everyone to be compelled to agree, is not, as with genuine civil rights movements, about extending privileges unjustly hoarded by a favoured group to a marginalised one.  What we are facing is a fundamental redefinition of what it means for anyone to be a man or woman — the supplanting of biology and a total rewrite of society's rules, with far-reaching consequences.

Biden Allows Passengers To Pick Their Own Gender On Passports, Select 'X' Instead Of 'M' Or 'F'.  Americans can now select their chosen gender on passports without providing medical documentation, according to a new Biden administration rule. [...] The ACLU unveiled that Americans will soon be able to select "X" as a gender marker instead of "M" or "F" — a move that the organization called a "victory for trans, non-binary and intersex people" who are seeking "accurate" federal IDs.

The Editor says...
If accuracy is the goal, go back to M and F.

Gay men not qualified for ministry, Presbyterian Church in America votes.  The conservative Presbyterian Church in America voted Thursday [7/1/2021] to disqualify all gay men from serving in its ministry.  The 1,400 [to] 400 vote to change its governing document came at the denomination's 48th General Assembly, held this week in St. Louis.  The rule change, known as "Overture 23," will go to local church bodies known as "presbyteries" for a vote before a second round of convention balloting next year that would place the language in the denomination's "Book of Church Order," which governs PCA practice.

There's no point in trying to politely address a crowd any more.
Disney World has removed the 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls' greeting from its Magic Kingdom fireworks show.  Disney World has made another change at its Orlando, Florida, theme park as part of the company's initiative to become more inclusive.  Employees were invited to a "cast member" preview of the "Happily Ever After" fireworks show at Magic Kingdom on Wednesday.  The event was the first fireworks showing hosted at Disney World since the nightly shows were halted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the fireworks show seemingly remains unchanged, the preshow recording is now different.  As heard in videos shared by employees, Disney World has replaced the "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls" greeting with one that says "Good evening, dreamers of all ages!"

One more place to boycott:
IKEA unveils LGBTQ-themed sofas — and the internet has thoughts on its 'bisexual couch'.  IKEA Canada has unveiled a series of colorful couches inspired by different Pride flags, including those representing the transgender, nonbinary and asexual communities.  Created to mark Pride Month, the 10 "Love Seats" were created by four LGBTQ designers and feature everything from gigantic ruffles to colorful patters and faux flowers.

The Gender Pronoun Shell Game.  If you thought calling a person a 'they' or 'them' was confusing enough, here comes this poor lost soul telling you made-up words can be used to identify yourself such as ZEY or ZEM.  It's as if Twitter and TikTok created a clearinghouse for the emotionally broken and mentally ill.  [Video clip]

California bans state travel to Florida, 4 more over anti-LGBTQ laws.  California officials have added Florida and four other states to a list of places where state-funded travel is banned over laws that purportedly discriminate against LGBTQ individuals.  State Attorney General Rob Bonta, a Democrat, announced Monday that Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia had joined Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas on the no-go list, which was first created in 2016.  "When states discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans, California law requires our office to take action," Bonta said in a statement.  "These new additions to the state-funded travel restrictions list are about exactly that ... Rather than focusing on solving real issues, some politicians think it's in their best interest to demonize trans youth and block life-saving care.

Six Big Lies And Contradictions About Pride Month.  [Scroll down]  Lesbian and gay is straightforward enough — you're a man or a woman and you like other men and women of your own sex as opposed to the opposite sex.  Where the LGBT crowd begins to fall apart is the bisexual.  Are we admitting to just two sexual preferences and even just two sexes in general?  By definition, a bisexual is attracted to both men and women... but only men and women.  This hardly leaves room for the pansexual nonsense of being attracted to anyone and anything that moves.  Moreover, bisexuality implies two biological sexes.  Even assuming men could become women and women could become just by wishing it so, suddenly there would be four options — a quadsexual, if you will.  There would be men, women, fake men, and fake women.  The transgender component of LGBT doesn't fit.

'Proud Transgender Woman of Color' Wins Miss Nevada USA Pageant.  Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has won the title of Miss Nevada USA.  For the first time in the pageant's history, a biological woman is not taking home the crown for Miss Nevada USA.  Enriquez won the beauty pageant on Sunday at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, which means he will go on to represent Nevada as the first transgender individual ever to compete in the Miss USA Pageant — which will be held on November 29.

Transgender woman wins Miss Nevada title, will compete for Miss USA.  For the first time in the pageant's history, the title of Miss Nevada USA has been won by a transgender woman.  Kataluna Enriquez was crowned the winner Sunday at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

NFL says 'Football is gay' in new commercial that makes clear its support of LGBTQ+ community.  As Pride Month comes to a close, the NFL has released a new commercial that makes clear its support and embrace of the LGBTQ+ community.  The 30-second spot begins with the line, "Football is gay" as light cheering plays in the background.  "Football is lesbian.  Football is beautiful.  Football is queer.  Football is life.  Football is exciting.  Football is culture.  Football is transgender.  Football is queer.  Football is heart.  Football is power.  Football is tough.  Football is bisexual.  Football is strong.  Football is freedom.  Football is American.  Football is accepting.  Football is everything.  Football is for everyone."

NETFLIX' & The Obamas' Gay-ification Of American Culture.  The Obamas' influence on NETFLIX's board has subjected America's children, night-after-night, to sweating adults engaged in same-sex acts; wives, moms and sisters intimate with the same sex, and men wearing floral print dresses not reminiscent of Monty Python.  This manipulation of reality is accompanied with the cultural, media, and political conditioning of the consumer.  Meanwhile, parents who objected to NETFLIX's alternate universe were reflexively called homophobe, racist, and sexist.  It may come as a surprise:  men lacking homosexual tendencies will never knowingly pay to see Brokeback Mountain.  Put another way, we'd rather be waterboarded.  After NETFLIX handed Barry and Michelle select production, the New York Post reported, NETFLIX has become the Obama's Propaganda Machine.  The pair didn't just stop at homosexuality in their attempt to trespass the norms of history, influence culture and common sense.  Under their watch Netflix also produces kiddie porn.

EU: Every Knee Shall Bow To The Pride Flag.  This is really extraordinary.  A country that has been part of Europe for a thousand years is now regarded by other European leaders as unfit for their company because it bans a kind of sexualized material aimed at children — a ban that probably would have been supported by majorities in every European country forty or fifty years ago.

More than 40% of LGBTQ youth 'seriously considered' suicide in past year.  As an unprecedented number of laws targeting LGBTQ youth made their way through state legislatures last year, a survey of the mental health of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals in the U.S. revealed a shocking statistic.  Of nearly 35,000 LGBTQ people ages 13-24, 94% of them reported that politics negatively affected their mental health.  "Almost everyone is saying this recent political climate and this ongoing series of attacks on LGBTQ people, especially transgender and nonbinary people, has harmed their well-being and mental health," Amit Paley, the CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, told the [New York] Daily News.

New York adds third gender option to birth certificates, licenses.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Thursday signed a law that will add a third gender option to birth certificates and licenses in the state.  The Gender Recognition Act allows nonbinary individuals to select "X" for their gender on driver's licenses, and there will be an option on birth certificates to select "parent" instead of mother or father, a press release by the governor states.  The bill also provides protection against discrimination, as New Yorkers no longer have to publish their new and former names, current address, place of birth and date of birth in a newspaper after they change their name.

NY adds 'X' gender-neutral option for state-issued ID cards.  New York has added an "X" gender-neutral option for birth certificates and other state-issued identification cards for those who wish not to specify their gender.  Cuomo signed the bill into law Thursday on the 10th anniversary of the New York's Marriage Equality Act being signed into law, calling it "the next step forward."  "Every New Yorker deserves to be free from discrimination and have state-issued identification and processes that respect them for who they are, recognize their gender identity and protect their safety," Cuomo said.

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How does the "X" option enhance anyone's safety?

Driver Accused of "Terrorist Attack" Against Gay Pride Parade was Member of Gay Men's Chorus.  Car rammings became a common weapon of Islamic terrorists in Europe and to a lesser degree here.  Numerous plots have involved proposed Islamic attacks including recently one on a gay pride parade. [...] Car rammings have become a contentious issue largely because a major Black Lives Matter tactic became blocking traffic, threatening drivers, and then claiming that they were rammed.  I chronicled a recent tragic case in which a black man was locked up for three years for arguing with BLM thugs.  The media has created the perception that there is a widespread car ramming epidemic by falsely characterizing such confrontations as attacks.  And that has led a leap to conclusions about any car encounter involving a protest or a parade.  The most recent one involved a gay pride parade in Fort Lauderdale.  And conclusions were quickly jumped and leaped to.

This Transgender Lawsuit Will Go to the US Supreme Court.  On 6 April 2021, the Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 626 into law, overcoming Governor Asa Hutchinson's veto less than 24 hours prior.  The Act states that "a physician or other healthcare professional shall not provide gender transition procedures to any individual under eighteen (18) years of age," nor refer any individual to another healthcare provider for the same purpose.  A federal lawsuit, Dylan Brandt, et al v. Leslie Rutledge et al, was subsequently filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, contending that the law as passed violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment "by enacting legislation that wholesale prohibits healthcare providers from providing them with certain categories of medically necessary care, or referring them to another provider for such care."

Seattle Pride to make white people pay $50 reparations fee.  A pair of LGBT pride organizers were publicly shamed by Seattle officials after complaining that an event seeking to charge white people $50 'reparations' to attend was reverse racism.  Philip Lipson and Charlette LeFevre were slammed and publicly shamed by Seattle's Human Rights Commission which shared their complaint, complete with their unobscured phone number, as well as the Commission's response on Twitter.  The event which triggered the complaint, Taking B[l]ack Pride, is free, but organizers have told 'white allies and accomplices' they 'will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee that will be used to keep this event free of cost for Black and brown trans and queer community.'

Man In Truck Runs Over Gay Pride Parade Marchers, Kills One, Liberals Call It Terrorism, Turns Out, He Was Part Of The Gay Men's Chorus.  One man was killed and another injured when they were run over by a pickup truck as the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors was just getting started Saturday night.  The white pickup truck was lined up with other floats when it accelerated and ran over two men standing by to take part in the parade around 7 p.m. on Wilton Drive near 16th Street, as Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa witnessed.  [Video clip]

Fort Lauderdale mayor faces backlash for calling Pride crash a 'terrorist incident' with few facts available.  Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis is facing backlash for calling a deadly crash at a Pride parade in the Florida city a "terrorist attack against the LGBT community" before all the facts emerged.  "I hope @DeanTrantalis gets sued and then removed from office or defeated.  Government officials shouldn't be able accuse someone of *terrorism* so flippantly without facts," conservative author David Reaboi wrote on Twitter.  The driver and the victims were part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus family, according to a statement reported by news outlets from the group's president, Justin Knight.  "To my knowledge it was an accident.  This was not an attack on the LGBTQ community," Knight said in the statement.

Nellis Air Force Base Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show.  The Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson. [...] Nellis Air Force Base is home to the service's Warfare Center where Air Force pilots undergo the most demanding advanced air combat training in the country.

Our National Delusion Won't Stop with Book-Burning.  For the political left, what is true is always changing. [...] It took fifteen years to go from Ellen coming out of the closet on national television to Obama "evolving" on redefining marriage.  It's taken less than a decade since then for Joe Biden to declare the trans movement the "civil rights issue of our time" and only a year for Big Tech to outright censor Americans for being so brazen as to believe there are two — and only two — biological sexes, a fact widely known by most Democrats just a short time ago.  Now, in record time, Democrats have thrown cautious "evolution" out the window and decided that straight men must be shamed for not wanting to date men posing as women.

Chicago Dyke March promotes Pride event with burning American and Israeli flags, calls for abolition of police and ICE.  The Chicago Dyke March on Saturday posted a flyer for their upcoming event on June 26 featuring a burning police car as well as an activist burning American and Israeli flags.  The announcement called to abolish the Chicago Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to "Abolish the Isra*li Occupation Forces."  Extremists will regularly alter the spelling of words for fear of the posts being labelled hate speech by social media platforms.  Acknowledging the possibility of being banned from social media for their rhetoric, organizers added, "Please screen shot this and share to prevent any attempts by Z10N1ST and Instagram to censor our account.  We will see you there regardless of if our account is still active."  The 1.7 mile march, was scheduled to end at the Comfort Station on N Milwaukee so that participants could also attend The Revolution Will Have Queer Joy Picnic.  Though the activist in the flyer is barely clothed and bare faced, organizers still asked participants to wear masks.

The VA is getting into the business of transgender slice-and-dice surgery.  Over the weekend, the VA Secretary announced that American taxpayers will have to pay for the slice-and-dice surgery that passes for "gender confirmation" for so-called transgender people.  While I would willingly support psychotherapy for those poor people who reject their own bodies and hormone treatments to align their brains with their biological bodies, to have to pay to have healthy bodies mutilated is outrageous. [...] Those with gender dysphoria are obviously unhappy and we do consider depression a mental illness — so why shouldn't we give them plastic surgery to cheer them up?  Well, first of all, it doesn't cheer them up.  Even after the surgery, so-called transgender people continue to have horrific suicide rates.  More fundamentally, this entire approach to so-called transgenderism is nonsensical.

Biden's VA secretary tells Pride event the government will pay for free gender reassignment surgery for up to 4,000 transgender vets.  Transgender veterans will be offered gender confirmation surgery paid for by the US Department of Veterans' Affairs, its secretary announced Saturday [6/19/2021].  Denis McDonough told an event in Orlando to celebrate Pride Month that the move was 'the right thing to do'.  He spoke a week after the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in the Florida city, which saw 49 people killed at the gay bar.

Rhode Island bishop facing backlash for tweeting Catholics 'should not support' Pride Month events.  A Roman Catholic bishop from Rhode Island is facing backlash for a tweet labeling LGBTQ Pride Month events as "especially harmful for children" and arguing that those who follow the faith should not support them.  Bishop of Providence Thomas Tobin sent the message on Saturday, the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month and argued that the events in the honorary month "promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals."  This year's Pride Month commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, which launched the gay rights movement.

San Francisco substitute teacher, 65, pleads guilty to sex tourism charges.  A former San Francisco substitute teacher has pleaded guilty to three federal sex tourism charges after admitting that he repeatedly traveled to Vietnam to engage in 'illicit sexual conduct' with boys as young as 11.  Paul Bodner, 65, entered the guilty pleas Tuesday [6/15/2021] in US District Court for the Northern District of California.  He faces up to 30 years in prison.

Hungary Bans LGBT Content for Minors.  On Tuesday [6/15/2021], Hungary's parliament passed a law prohibiting the sharing of LGBT content with minors as part of a general bill fighting pedophilia.  Many groups condemned this aspect of the law, calling it anti-LGBT discrimination, yet there are serious concerns about the psychological damage that some LGBT lessons may cause young children, particularly when it comes to transgender identity.

School shooter who targeted 'transphobic' classmates convicted of 46 counts, including murder.  A former high school student charged with opening fire alongside a transgender accomplice on "transphobic" classmates at a Colorado charter school has been convicted of all 46 counts, including murder.  20-year-old Devon Michael Erickson and accomplice Maya "Alec" McKinney shot one student dead and wounded eight others when the pair fired inside a darkened classroom at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, while the unsuspecting classmates watched The Princess Bride.  Erickson and McKinney plotted the fatal shooting just three days before graduation.  McKinney, then 16-years-old, pleaded guilty last year and testified against Erickson.  Erickson faces life in prison when he is sentenced in September.  McKinney can be paroled after 20 years due to the boy's juvenile status.

Education Secretary Prioritizes Transgender Students Over Biological Girls, Does What Supreme Court Hasn't.  Americans can't say they weren't warned.  During his Senate committee confirmation hearing in February, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona affirmed his support for transgender athletes during a line of direct and intensive questioning by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.  Cardona stated, "I think that it's critically important to have education systems and educators respect the rights of all students, including students who are transgender, and that they are afforded the opportunities that every other student has to participate in extracurricular activities."  Cardona on Wednesday cemented his department's formal position on the matter, indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court's Bostock v.  Clayton County opinion extending workplace discrimination protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to gay and transgender employees would likewise be applied by the Department of Education to gay and transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Interior Department Celebrates Flag Day by Raising 'Progress Pride' Flag.  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland celebrated Flag Day on Monday by hoisting the "Progress Pride" flag above the Interior building in Washington, DC.  "Today we celebrate love," Haaland wrote on social media with a picture of the flag.  "For the first time ever, the Progress Pride Flag is raised over Interior.  Happy Pride!"

Title IX prohibits discrimination of LGTBQ students in reversal of Trump-era policy, Education Department says.  The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.  In a new policy directive, the department said discrimination based on a student's sexual orientation or gender identity will be treated as a violation of Title IX, the 1972 federal law that protects against sex discrimination in education.

Can doctors refuse to give medical service if it violates their religious beliefs?  Ohio could allow it.  Ohio physicians, hospitals and health insurance companies could refuse to provide or pay for a medical service if it violates their moral beliefs, under language inserted into the state budget bill this week.  The new language would also give medical practitioners immunity from lawsuits for refusing such and allow them to sue others.  Abortion rights and LGBTQ advocates sounded the alarm this week, fearing more restricted access to reproductive health care and more discrimination.  Those on the other side hailed the measure as essential for protecting religious freedoms.

Detransitioned Men, Women Describe How Frighteningly Easy It Was to Get Trans Surgeries, Hormones.  Multiple men and women who have detransitioned described how easy it was for them to get transgender surgeries and hormones in a new CBS segment — and how the surgeries or treatment negatively impacted them.  As lawmakers across the country introduce and pass bills focused on gender transitions, Lesley Stahl interviewed multiple medical experts and former or current transgender people who expressed fear that transgender surgeries and hormone treatments, often irreversible, are too easily attainable.  The CBS host said the program "interviewed more than 30 detransitioners, who say they also had experienced regret, including these four, who hadn't met before now."

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President Biden Lays Out His Plan To Celebrate 'Pride Month'.  President Joe Biden touted his administration's pro-LGBTQ policies Monday [5/31/2021] and vowed more action to continue "the historic progress made towards LGBTQ+ equality" since he took office.  The White House released a fact sheet Monday highlighting dozens of initiatives the Biden administration has undertaken to advance the LGBT movement, including rescinding former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military.  The administration has also announced that U.S. embassies across the globe are allowed to fly rainbow pride flags on the same pole as the American flag.  [Biden statement omitted for brevity, among other things.]  Biden followed up the White House statement with an official presidential proclamation declaring June 2021 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month."

Boystown, the nickname dropped by business leaders in Chicago's premier gay neighborhood last year, is still going strong.  You could be forgiven for thinking this neighborhood is called Boystown.  Up until a few days ago, the banners lining the main north-south artery, Halsted Street, still blared the catchy nickname of Chicago's signature LGBTQ neighborhood.  The rainbow-colored bike racks on the sidewalk say Boystown.  Pausing in his work at a local doggy day care to answer a reporter's questions, Carlos Negrete, 40, put his hand to his heart.  "It's always going to be Boystown to me," he said. TWlnaHQgYXMgd2VsbCBjYWxsIGl0IFNvZG9teXRvd24u

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would do:
U.S. Embassy to Holy See flies Pride flag: 'LGBTQI+ rights are human rights'.  The U.S. Embassy to the Vatican displayed a rainbow flag in celebration of Pride Month on Tuesday [6/1/2021].  "The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June," the embassy tweeted.  "The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people.  LGBTQI+ rights are human rights."  The tweet included a photo of the rainbow flag hanging outside the embassy, which is currently represented by Chargé d'Affaires Patrick Connell, ad interim, as President Biden has yet to choose a new ambassador since taking office.

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See delivers huge slap to American Catholics.  I'm not a Catholic, but I know that Catholic doctrine does not approve of homosexuality — something that is true for all of the traditional Judeo-Christian faiths.  Thankfully, modern religious doctrine does not require persecuting gays but it certainly doesn't include condoning deviations from the biological and religious norm of monogamous heterosexual relationships.  That's why the decision by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to fly a huge Gay Pride flag is a slap in the face to all practitioners of traditional religion in America.

Does America Want to be the Transgender Leader?  We are told every day that in America we follow the science.  If that is so, how can it be that government officials are encouraging pre-pubescent children, with or without parental consent, to make life-altering decisions that lack a firm scientific foundation?  It all starts in schools where children declare their pronouns.  Some declare minority sex pronouns due to peer pressure or because it's cool or rebellious.  Kids do that.  Now the habitual reaffirmation process begins, and it can involve mandatory parental counseling to ensure compliance with the process.  With a superficial transgender diagnosis, public schools on the West Coast can already prescribe puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones without parental consent.  Blockers must be prescribed at puberty (8-14) to be most effective.  In Oregon, schools can authorize a sex change without parental consent.  The FDA has not licensed puberty blockers for trans youths, and no clinical trial has been conducted for this purpose.  Literature aplenty states that puberty blockers are mostly safe, with the not incidental caveat of unknown long-term effects.  Available science shows that puberty blockers cause lower bone density and may affect brain development.

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife: 'Blue's Clues' Is Trans-Propagandizing Preschoolers.  If your approach to parenting in our post-sexual revolution hellscape isn't what Antoine Dodson famously called for, you need to wake up, because they raping everybody out here.  [Video clip]  A clip of a "Blue's Clues" song celebrating Masturbation and Genital Amputation Month went viral over the weekend heading into June.  [Tweet]  "Blue's Clues" also released an episode in May celebrating LGBT identification.  [Video clip]

The left is working overtime to sexualize your children.  Gay Pride (which celebrates a gazillion non-normative sexual orientations and "identities") is an inappropriate topic for preschoolers.  The only thing that distinguishes LGBTQers from other people is sex.  Take away their sexual practices or sexual identities and suddenly there's no Pride.  They're just ordinary people.  Preschoolers shouldn't be forced to focus on or think about sex.  They're curious about the difference between what boys and girls have in their pants but once you name the parts, you're done.  Indeed, one of the classic ways to tell if a child was a victim of pedophilia was if that child was too sexually precocious.  That precocity was a sign of abnormal adult behavior towards the child.  By inundating children with sexual material, the pedophiles are creating haystacks in which they can hide their needles. [...] The video is part of the LGBTQ+ crew's using drag queens to attract children by putting a shiny object in front of them.  Drag queens, however, are not cute or friendly.  They are fundamentally misogynistic representations of women courtesy of men who think they're better women than actual women.  Think of it this way:  Drag queens are to women what black face performers are to Blacks.

Evangelical Lutherans Accept Self-Mutilation as Christian.  [I]t is with great astonishment and anger that both secular and religious women see self-torture as spiritual progress by a branch of the Lutheran church.  It is with shock that we see sexual mutilation held up as a positive advance for women — so much so that it is being incorporated into a denomination that once stood for the elevation of women.  We are speaking of the recently appointed bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church, Megan Rohrer.  Rohrer, who identifies with the trans movement, has had her breasts surgically removed and now wishes to be referred to with the preferred pronouns "they" and "them."  We should feel sorrow for a woman who has chosen to have her breasts cut off.  We wonder if Megan was ever told as a little girl that she was loved and treasured as a beautiful child created by God.  What happened to cause her effectively to murder her womanhood, to commit a partial suicide of her feminine being?  Why did she accept an invented story about transformation into some being other than her womanly self?  We don't know the answers.

Deception Wearing the Mask of Truth.  How is it not indecent that the Biden administration denies fundamental biology, while insisting that boys whose affliction with the mental illness of gender dysphoria should play in girls' sports?  Or that Joe Biden's appointee as Assistant Secretary of HHS is transgender Dr Rachel Levine, formerly Dr Richard Levine, who fathered four children, now an open advocate of chemical castration and genital mutilation for children, who instead need psychiatric counseling for gender confusion.  How is this decent or moral?

Today's religion of Wokeism ignores logic, science and reason.  Two weeks ago, on May 8, 2021, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) became the first mainline Protestant denomination to elect a transgender bishop.  The Rev. Megan Rohrer, a female who insists on using the pronouns "he" and "him," was elected to serve as the leader of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA, by a vote 209 yeas to 207 nays.  Rohrer will be installed on September 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, California.  In celebrating her election, the new bishop praised Lutherans for "dismantling" what she called the "unjust" Christian standards set 1,700 years ago at the First Council of Nicaea.  In doing so, Rohrer proved herself to be more a minister of the goddess of Woke than of Christ.

Transgender Regret Is So Prevalent That Even the Mainstream Media Is Recognizing It Now.  One thing that has always haunted the transgender trend is the regret that many feel after they've had transitional surgeries or hormone treatments done to them.  Mainstream media sources were more or less terrified of discussing it, and even universities were afraid of looking into it out of fear of backlash from the LGBT community.  All the way back in 2018, I wrote how Bath Spa University originally approved psychotherapist James Caspian's request for de-transitioning research after thousands who underwent some form of transition surgery began showing up to surgeons for reversals.  Surgeons noticed that those who came in to receive their de-transition surgeries were younger and younger, going from 45 to 21 years of age.

Transgender activists call Tennessee 'state of hate' amid slew of new laws.  Transgender advocates are calling Tennessee "the state of hate" in response to a series of new laws aimed at protecting biological women. [...] Since March, there have been at least four new laws implemented in the Volunteer State that involve the rights of transgender individuals and biological women.  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, signed into law in March a ban on trans athletes competing in women's sports.  He said the measure would "ensure fair competition."

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There are no transgender people, only transvestites who have gone to various extremes to masquerade as the opposite sex.  But even after anatomy-altering surgery, hormone treatments, cosmetics, and clothing changes, every cell in one's body shows his or her sex, and chromosomes can't be changed.

PBS Station Defends Drag Queen Story Hour For Kids Ages 3 to 8.  A PBS station in New York is defending its decision to air a children's program featuring a prancing drag queen.  The program features a drag queen named "Lil' Miss Hot Mess' promoting his perverted book [...]. The book features a drag queen with a blue mustache named "Cinderfella."  Sane adults see this as grooming, but PBS is defending the degeneracy as "performance art."

LEGO Releases First-Ever LGBTQIA+ Set For Pride Month.  A first of its kind, LEGO is releasing their first ever LGBTQ-themed set titled, 'Everyone is Awesome[.]'  The 346-piece set, which will be released at the beginning of June for Pride Month, contains 11 figures, each with an assigned rainbow color.

Professor punished for stating there are only two sexes.  The American Psychological Association (APA) recently removed John Staddon, an emeritus professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, from the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (SBNCP) Division 6 listserv, an email discussion group.  What prompted his ouster?  Staddon was notified of his removal from the list in an email from the presidential trio of the APA division.  He believes he was expunged for stating his belief that there are only two sexes, in particular this post:  "Hmm... Binary view of sex false?  What is the evidence?  Is there a Z chromosome?"

Biden administration's gender identity policies are contradictory and unscientific.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Department of Health and Human Services announced that its prohibition on sex discrimination will include protections pertaining to gender identity.  Reflecting the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, this was seen as reversing the Trump administration's policy, which defined "sex" as "unchangeable" and determined at birth. [...] But this policy illustrates the Biden administration's continued theme of inaccurately conflating sex and gender identity.  If these terms are used correctly, one cannot simultaneously uphold protections for both sex and gender identity because this would be contradictory.

Biden HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological in New 'Anti-Discrimination' Rule Change.  The Biden administration is reversing a rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined "sex" as biological, in an effort to prevent "discrimination" against transgender people in health care practices, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday [5/10/2021].  The notice of enforcement, while not a binding federal rule, signals that the federal government will begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had.  The change will likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients.

Biden Administration Decides Sex Is Non-Biological In New HHS Announcement.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Biden administration's Health and Human Services department, headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, announced that the Office for Civil Rights would throw out the Trump administration's view that sex is biological and "interpret and enforce Section 1557 (of the Affordable Care Act) and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity."  The Biden administration rolled back the June 2020 final regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration, which eliminated the general prohibition on discrimination based on gender identity and sex-stereotyping that the Obama administration had instituted.

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Biden HHS Lays the Groundwork for the Chemical Castration of Children.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid the groundwork for forcing doctors and hospitals to perform transgender surgery in the name of fighting "discrimination."  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine (a biological male who identifies as a woman) announced that HHS would adopt the Orwellian redefinition of "sex" to force transgender ideology in the medical field, mainstreaming the arguable chemical castration of children.  "The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.  That's why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination," Becerra announced in a statement.


German priests defy Vatican ban by blessing same-sex unions.  The Catholic Church has lost touch with the "living reality" of LGBT+ people, said one of more than 100 German priests who are defying the Vatican this week by blessing same-sex couples.  In a move that angered liberals within the 1.3 billion-member Church, the Vatican's doctrinal office said in March that priests cannot bless same-sex unions in lieu of marriage, despite ministers doing so in countries such as Germany.

Lutheran Church becomes first major US Christian faith to elect a transgender bishop.  Rev Megan Rohrer was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Sierra Pacific synod on Saturday [5/8/2021], becoming the first transgender person to serve as bishop in the denomination or in any of the major Christian faiths in the US.  Rohrer, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco and community chaplain coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department, was the first transgender person to be ordained in the ELCA in 2006 and the first to serve as a pastor when called to Grace Lutheran in 2014.

Six Insane and Idiotic Positions by Democrats, and How Republicans Should Respond.  The problem for the left regarding their transgender stance is that their message is entirely incoherent.  It makes no sense.  They'll tell us that gender is critical to everything as they put on their pink "Feminist Power" hats, and then tell us that gender is malleable and irrelevant as they slip on their "Genitals Don't Define Gender" t-shirts.  It can't be both, and it is this fact that makes transgender a winning issue for Republicans. [...] Those who consider themselves "transgender" are afflicted with a condition known as Gender Dysphoria.  They don't deserve to be mocked or scorned, they deserve respect and treatment, just like anyone else who suffers from a mental abnormality.  Republicans should make this their starting point with every discussion.  Those who are transgender deserve our compassion and our empathy, and playing along with their delusion is not compassionate; it's enabling.  Demanding that we change our language by bastardizing the usage of pronouns is ridiculous.  Insisting that little girls who think they are boys are in fact correct and should be given hormone therapy is outrageous.  And allowing disturbed biological boys to compete athletically against girls is twisted.

The Abolition of Gender.  At the height of the French Terror, Maximillian Robespierre recommended that in the name of equality all church steeples be demolished.  The reason?  They towered over other buildings and thus signified conflict with the principles of equality.  For the Left, destruction is always the means for achieving "equality."  The inexorable logic of leveling differentiations, be they institutional or in nature itself, has now reached the level of insanity.  Today's revolutionaries have taken the principle of destruction of hierarchies, including religious hierarchies, even further than the most ardent advocates of the Terror.  In the name of liberty, equality, and fraternity, they have pronounced Nature itself, including the biological distinction between men and women, as inherently unjust.

Children's Harry Potter book festival event is cancelled over JK Rowling transphobia row.  J. K. Rowling has again fallen victim to 'cancel culture' after a literary festival in New Zealand scrapped plans for a Harry Potter-themed event over her comments on gender issues.  Peter Biggs, chairman of the Wairarapa book festival, reportedly decided to drop the annual children's quiz that is usually held on the boy wizard following consultations with the LGBTQ community.  It is not the first time that Ms Rowling has been 'cancelled' as a result of expressing her views on whether men who identify as women are the same as biological females.  The 55-year-old author has faced ongoing accusations of transphobia after publishing a blog post in which she argued that biological sex is real.

Southern Baptist Seminary President Lambastes United Methodist Church Over Drag Queen Leader.  On Wednesday [4/28/2021], a Baptist preacher condemned a Methodist church.  Amid an episode of his The Briefing podcast, Al Mohler — a pastor and president of Louisville, Kentucky's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — had strong words for Hope United Methodist Church.  At issue: the Illinois congregation's support of Isaac Simmons.  As noted by The Daily Wire, Hope United has placed Isaac in a position of church leadership.  They've also promoted him as a candidate for ordination.  A couple of notables:  Isaac is openly gay.  Isaac is a drag queen.

Transgender Child Commits Suicide, Feuding Parents Hold One Funeral for the Boy and Another for the Girl.  A teen in Western Australia's capital has been given two funerals.  The 15-year-old female — who identified as a boy — died tragically by suicide.  The child's mother and father are estranged.  Given the terrible situation, they had to decide:  Would she be interred as female?  Or would the identity of a boy be reflected by the burial?  Mom and dad couldn't come to a consensus.  The mother insisted her child — born a girl — find a final resting place as a guy.  In fact, as reported by 7News, she vowed to employ the full power of the court system if necessary.

Losing the Fight against Transgenderism before It Started.  The landmark case Obergefell v.  Hodges, which declared marriage redefined to include same-sex couples, presupposed the sexual identity of homosexuality and all rights attached to that identity.  This was a necessary presupposition to the ruling.  If homosexuality were only a behavior, then people who engage in same-sex relationships would not have rights as a "homosexual," because homosexuality would not be an "identity" with all the dignity an identity deserves.  It would be an action born of desires and feelings, which don't have rights attached to them.  As stated in our founding documents and the principle on which all American rights rest, our rights do not come from men, including the individual man or woman regarding himself.  They come from God, from an objective source.  Our rights come from God because our identity comes from God.  We are human beings designed with dignity as the image-bearers of God.  We are not mere animals.  Because we have a human identity — and our male and female sexual identities are part of that — we have certain rights.  This is what the whole fight for legitimacy by the LGBT movement is about:  identity.

LGBT Activist Urges the Government to Fight 'The Pernicious Power of Prayer'.  Lawmakers in Britain and Australia have moved to ban "conversion therapy," supporting laws that may criminalize everyday practices common to Christian churches around the world.  While LGBT activists — and most Christians — have rightly condemned the historic abuses of "conversion therapy" in the past, modern sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) involve patient-directed talk therapy, not "shock therapy," and the laws in Britain and Australia may criminalize preaching, counseling, and even prayer.  Some activists and lawmakers in Britain have vocally demanded nothing less.  One activist called for legal attempts to "deal with" the "pernicious power of prayer."  A member of Parliament in the Labour Party condemned protections for pastoral support as a "loophole" that would allow "conversion therapy" to continue.  The LGBT group Stonewall also condemned any such "loophole."

Biden demands that physicians perform religiously offensive surgery.  Obama tried to force nuns to pay for abortion drugs.  Biden is now demanding that Catholic doctors perform mutilating surgery on healthy bodies in accordance with the current fad for so-called "sex change" or "gender transition" surgeries.  This is the inevitable clash the Supreme Court set up between an express First Amendment right and the made-up rights the Court generates.  Luke Goodrich, an attorney with Becket, a non-profit, non-partisan law firm dedicated to religious liberty, put out a Twitter thread on Tuesday reporting on Biden's latest attack against religious liberty. (The Twitter thread is at the end of this post.) As you read this post, remember that Joe is Mr. Catholic.  He also supports abortion.

Biden Moves To Force Doctors To Perform Transgender Surgeries Against Objections.  President Joe Biden on Tuesday filed an appeal seeking to force doctors and hospitals to perform potentially harmful transgender-related procedures and surgeries even if they hold objections.  As outlined by BECKET Law's Luke Goodrich, a court in January struck down the administration's move to punish doctors who don't perform transgender-related procedures for supposed "sex discrimination."  Biden on Tuesday officially appealed the ruling.  "The plaintiffs are religious doctors, hospitals, and clinics who joyfully serve ALL patients regardless of sex or gender identity.  They routinely provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold," Goodrich outlined Tuesday.  "They also provide millions of dollars in free and low-cost care to the elderly, poor, and underserved — care that is jeopardized by the government's attempt to punish them with multi-million dollar penalties."

Suspected FedEx shooter was part of My Little Pony 'brony' subculture.  The man accused of orchestrating the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was a "brony," a term used to refer to adult male followers of the girls' television show My Little Pony, Washington Examiner reports.  Brandon Scott Hole, allegedly murdered eight people before taking his own life.  While Hole's Facebook page has since been taken down.  While it offered no clues on what motivated Hole's rampage, it did reveal that he was a fan of the Vancouver-produced television show.  "I hope that I can be with Applejack in the afterlife, my life has no meaning without her," Hole posted shortly before the shooting.  Applejack is one of the main ponies on the show.  The brony fandom first began in the early 2010s as a joke, but has since developed into a genuine subculture of adult fans.

The Editor says...
It's one thing to be a cartoon fanatic, but the willingness to commit murder on behalf of a cartoon character is something else.

The decadent world of 'woke approved' child exploitation.  The drag community has tried to partner with children for a long time through events at children's libraries.  Child drag queens were the next phase.  At least one woman in Florida does not approve of this trend.  She was at a late-night drag show in South Beach, Miami, Florida when two little girls were put on the stage to strut their stuff while audience members handed them money.  The video is repulsive, but what makes it viral is the woman's honest outrage at what she's witnessing.  Drag queens have been in the news a lot.  It started a long time ago with drag queen storytimes at public libraries.  There's even a Drag Queen Story Hour website with cute pictures of men dressed up as over-the-top women surrounded by dazzled little children.  The "about" information makes it clear that the point is to co-opt children.

Children Being Paraded Across the Stage Urging Them to Pose for Cash at a Los Angeles Drag Club in the Middle of the Night.  Drag kids — kids dressed in full garb of their biologically opposite gender — are now joining the scene with transgender kids.  The parents, guardians, and advocates of transgender or drag kids are not only supportive, but seem to be encouraging the child's experience and publicity.  There's nothing politically correct about this new frontier; it's abuse, merely distorted and cloaked in progressivism.  Any parent of an elementary school-aged child knows children can't wear clothes they don't have or drive themselves places.  The parents of these drag kids, are not just supporting it but encouraging it by purchasing supplies and carting their kids to drag events.  This seems not only bizarre but abusive in the sense that it's an unnatural distortion of healthy child's play.

Children Are Paraded In Drag While Screaming Drag Queens Cheer Them On During Late Night Show In Miami.  If you are asking where are these kids' parents, just know they are all part of this disgrace.  Video shot inside a Miami South Beach drag club just before midnight this weekend.  [Video clip]

Hilton elementary principal charged with sexually abusing students.  An elementary school principal in the Hilton school district is accused of sexually abusing nine victims, all of them students.  Kirk Ashton faces six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and five counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct, each felonies, and nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.  Prosecutors say the victims, all boys, were between the ages of 9 and 12.  The abuse could go back decades, they said.  The principal at Northwood Elementary School, 433 N. Greece Road, was arraigned in Greece Town Court Wednesday night.  Greece Town Justice Vincent Campbell set bail at $500,000 cash or $1 million bond.  Ashton's preliminary hearing is set for 3 p.m. April 20.

Mayor Who Called for "Defunding the Police" Arrested for Child Sex Crimes.  The former mayor of Sebastopol, Cal., a progressive Democrat who voiced support for Black Lives Matter rioters and defunding police, was arrested Saturday morning over multiple felony child sex crimes.  Sebastopol Police booked 44-year-old Robert Emmanuel Jacob on 11 felony counts related to sex crimes against minors. [...] The charges against Jacob, who is openly gay and married as of 2019, include transportation of a child for lewd and lascivious acts, arranging a meeting for sexual purposes with a person believed to be underage, sexual penetration of a child under 16-years-old and harmful material sent with the intent to seduce a minor.

The Left Wants Kids to See White Supremacy Everywhere, and It's Destroying Pop Culture.  [Jordan] Peterson is no stranger to controversy.  Depending on who you ask, he's either a lifesaving guru or the devil incarnate.  The 58-year-old Canadian psychologist first garnered attention from a series of videos he posted in 2016 where he criticized Canada's bill C-16, which is similar to the Equality Act in the U.S.  The bill introduced gender identity and expression as a protected class, which Peterson argued would lead to government-compelled speech, as people would be forced to use the preferred pronouns of transgender individuals.  He decried the bill as the government using force to push an ideology.  He followed up on the video's success with a self-help book, "12 Rules for Life:  An Antidote to Chaos," which sold over 5 million copies worldwide and became a global bestseller.  The book particularly resonated with young men adrift in the world who were seeking some form of structure.  Rules like "stand up straight with your shoulders back" and "make friends with people who want the best for you" were a force for good in these men's lives, and drove Peterson to new heights of popularity.  But as popular as Peterson is, he has his fair share of detractors.  His outspoken criticism of woke culture and identity politics have opponents claiming he's everything from a white supremacist to a Nazi.

Understanding the transgender movement's hatred of parents.  Naming is an act of dominion.  When God created the world, he named Adam, and permitted Adam to name the creatures.  This moment in Genesis reveals the essential order of things.  Man is subject to his Namer.  Animals are subject to theirs.  God conferred upon Adam, his subordinate, authority over for the work of His hand by giving him this responsibility.  To name something is to put it in its proper order.  Our name tells us where we belong, and to whom.  The internet permits its users to name themselves.  Online, personal history collapses beneath a veil of personal branding.  We choose screen names and handles, identifiers that may or not have any relation to our space-bound reality.  There is me, and then there is the avatar of me:  some kind of abstraction, only an entity, something illusory.  Online representations of the self are our own infinitely malleable intellectual property, subject to no higher principle of order than personal whim.  The structural possibility of bottomless self-referentiality makes the internet a perfect breeding ground for the otherwise infertile transgender movement.

Transgenderism: The Left's Tool of Societal Subversion.  [Scroll down]  For one thing, most transgender people are unable to keep stable, long-term employment.  This is unsurprising, since the psychological and physical damage they sustain as a result of their "transition" makes it nearly impossible for them to become effective members of the workforce.  It is not difficult to see why.  The truth is that the state of mind and the character traits that this lifestyle engenders preclude most of those who participate in it from functioning as good employees and workers.  As many readers already know, trans people are by nearly every metric a very troubled demographic.  Most of them suffer from a high degree of psychological and emotional instability.  Their attempted suicide rate is nearly fifty percent, which is more than twenty times that of rest of the population.  Most of the rest suffer from very high rates of depression and other psychological disturbances.  The rate of drug and alcohol abuse among transgenders is 300 percent of that of their normal counterparts.  According to Psychology Today, trans individuals suffer from an "astonishingly elevated rate of mental health issues."  To make matters worse, most trans people — and especially transsexuals — suffer from persistent physical challenges and illnesses related to their lifestyle.  According to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, transgender persons are at an increased risk of a number of "chronic diseases, cancers, and mental health problems."

How the Transgender Movement is Destroying Feminism.  In 2005, I published a book with the title The Death of Feminism.  I saw it all coming.  But I did not foresee the rise of a transgender movement.  On March 31st, an allegedly feminist Open Letter Supporting Trans Women and Girls, was circulated.  Among other things, it stated that "We acknowledge with clarity and strength that transgender women are women and that transgender girls are girls.  And we believe that honoring the diversity of women's experiences is a strength, not a detriment to the feminist cause."  Interestingly, there is absolutely no mention of trans men — those who were born female but who have or want to become male.  As we now know, there is an alarming spike among teenage girls in America who hope to solve their teenage sorrows such as low self-esteem, body image discomfort, trauma based on sexual violence, eating disorders, psychiatric suffering, etc., by cutting off their breasts, surgically removing their uteri and ovaries, and taking potentially lethal hormones to prevent puberty, and to grow facial hair and muscle.

Arkansas Gov vetoes bill banning "gender transition" surgery for children.  The Arkansas state legislature recently passed a bill that would make it illegal for doctors to perform "gender reassignment" surgery on children or to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs or cross-sex hormones for them for the purpose of treating gender dysphoria.  Other states are working on similar bills intended to protect children from irreversible castrations, mastectomies or disruptions of the normal progression of puberty when cases of gender confusion are detected.  This week, in a move that I hadn't even considered as a possibility, Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed the bill.  His stated reasons speak to small-government conservative principles, but that sounds more like an excuse to avoid a sticky political situation than any sort of principled stand.

Biden issues first presidential proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility.  President Joe Biden on Wednesday [3/31/2021] issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility.  The day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face everyday.  In his proclamation, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people.

You're Racist, whether You Like It or Not.  "In my mind... this was an anti-Asian hate crime."  So declared Congresswoman Judy Chu regarding the Atlanta shooting, in which eight women died, six of whom happened to be Asian. [...] There is no point denying that the left, at this moment, controls all the major avenues of power in America — from the media to academia, from education to entertainment, from government to business, the left has entrenched itself, giving it unprecedented power over our lives.  We see this in the nationwide spread of "drag queen story time," the unveiling of a "gay Captain America," and the continual pledges of "diversity" and "equity" from companies as prestigious as Bank of America and Nabisco.  But this narrative around the Atlanta shooting marks a graduation of the left's power.  It has, in essence, declared that it can divine our actions better than we can.

Judge Arrested for Child Pornography Once Headed Organization Funding Drag Queen Story Hours.  A gay Milwaukee judge arrested on child pornography charges formerly served as president of an organization that funded a local Drag Queen Story Hour club.  Police arrested Judge Brett Blomme, 38, on Tuesday [3/16/2021] and held him overnight in Dane County Jail, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Blomme was charged Wednesday with seven counts of possession of child pornography showing abuse of young boys, the Journal Sentinel reported, noting that each count carries a minimum of three years in prison and a maximum sentence of 15, plus 10 years of supervised release.

Can Liberalism Survive Science?  [Scroll down]  Their latest assault on human reality is their strange fascination — bordering on obsession — with the mental disorder of gender dysphoria, or as it is more commonly called, transgenderism.  Yet the science on this is clear:  there is no such thing as a transgendered person.  They don't and can't exist.  This is a mental issue, not a physical one.  This progressive assault on reality — all while shouting "I believe in science" — is a wonder to behold.  Conservatives and libertarians — let's end the charade and stop treating these made-up groups as if they are real.

Poison, Mutilate, and Sterilize.  Nothing exemplifies the madness of our times more than the fervent push since 2013 by therapists, educators, social workers, and journalists to poison, mutilate, and sterilize girls who have self-diagnosed themselves with the novel social-media-transmitted hysteria now known as rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).  Hence, Irreversible Damage:  The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier, an op-ed freelancer for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the most valuable (as well as sensible and lively) books of recent years.  Shrier is terribly bright but not an academic:  She brings a wise Jewish mother's perspective to her advice for parents losing their chance of grandchildren to the insanity of our age.  Before the smartphone and the Great Awokening helped make transgenderism the latest craze among adolescent girls (partly displacing older teen fads such as anorexia, cutting, and recovered memories), psychological science knew of only two main types of gender dysphoria (when an individual is dissatisfied with the sex of his or her body):  Childhood-onset gender dysphoria [... and] Late-onset gender dysphoria[.] [...] Only a vanishingly small number of American teenage girls thought they were boys until the media started hyping transgenderism around 2013.  Unhappy pubescent girls shopped online for some explanation of their discontent and found en masse that the hot new one was transgenderism.

Lawmaker: Ban prayer that is 'inconsistent with LGBT theology'.  Churches that adhere to the Bible's teaching on gender and sexuality were targeted in a debate Monday night [3/8/2021] in the British Parliament over legislation that would ban so-called "conversion therapy."  Member of Parliament Alicia Kearns dismissed concerns over the impact of such a ban on freedom of religious expression, according to the U.K.'s Christian Institute.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [#1] Nullify all 1st Amendment Restrictions.  States should refuse to enforce all federal edicts and Supreme Court rulings that impinge upon the 1st Amendment protections of our religious freedom, such as efforts by radical gays to force churches, faith based adopting agencies, religious schools, colleges, and businesses to carry out a radical gay and transexual agenda.

A new way to burn books:
Amazon stops selling books that frame LGBTQ identities as illness.  Amazon has decided to stop selling books that cast lesbian, gay and transgender identities as mental illnesses.  The e-commerce titan revealed its decision in a letter to three Republican senators who cried foul last month over the removal of a conservative scholar's book about transgender people.  The book, "When Harry Became Sally:  Responding to the Transgender Moment," was published in 2018 but recently disappeared from Amazon's website, Kindle store and Audible audiobook platform.  "As to your specific question about When Harry Became Sally, we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness," Amazon executive Brian Huseman wrote in the Thursday [3/11/2021] letter to Sens. Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley, Mike Lee and Mike Braun, which was published by The Wall Street Journal.

My Democrat Friends are Getting Very Embarrassed.  Since lunch-bucket Joe's inauguration, the government has moved beyond its charter to ensure the rights, security, and safety of the citizens.  Now it's engaged in social engineering.  Transsexuals will now be welcomed into the military.  Given that these folks require ongoing hormone therapy, a few minor changes to the DoD logistics infrastructure will be needed.  It's a small price to pay to check our "wokeness" box.  Should any of our transsexual soldiers be captured, I'm sure our enemies will continue their therapy.  They need their "wokeness" boxes checked too.  President Asterisk has also signed an executive order ensuring that transgender people may use whatever facilities they prefer.  We'll need to be on the alert for gender-fluid pedophiles seeking to spend quality time in bathrooms with young girls.  But, that's a very small societal cost to show the necessary respect to a perfectly normal woman-with-a-penis, who wishes to shower with women-with-vaginas at the gym.

European Parliament declares EU an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone'.  Members of the European Parliament voted on Thursday [3/11/2021] to declare the European Union an "LGBTIQ Freedom Zone," in direct response to Poland's so-called "LGBT-free" zones, which were first declared two years ago.  The resolution, which passed with 492 votes in favor, 141 against and 46 abstentions, was adopted following the ever-growing deterioration of the rights of sexual orientation and gender identity minorities across many EU nations, namely Poland and Hungary.  Since the first anti-LGBTQ zone was declared in the Polish town of Swidnik in March 2019, more than 100 Polish regions, counties and municipalities have adopted resolutions declaring themselves to be free from LGBTIQ ideology, a spokesperson to the parliament said, using the acronym that also acknowledges the intersex community.

The Editor says...
There is no "intersex community."  We are all either male or female.

Furious LGBT Activists Get Checkmated by TikTok Users With a New Hilarious Sexuality Type.  The LGBT activist community has convinced many that being straight is out of style and that in order to be trendy you have to identify as something.  Your sexuality is now your identity, and the younger the age group the more this thinking has infected people.  According to the LGBT community, any choice in identity must be respected to the point of being revered.  It can never be questioned or criticized.  To be of any kind of sexuality makes one a higher being.  The only sexuality that isn't protected is being straight which can be judged as "homophobic" or "transphobic" simply for not wanting to engage in sexual intercourse with someone who is gay or trans, especially trans.  A straight person denying sex to a person who identifies as the opposite sex is "transphobic" because it's the same as denying their sexuality.  Hilariously, straight TikTok users decided to play by the rules of this game and created their own sexuality.  Introducing "Super Straight."  "Super Straight" means you're only attracted to someone of the opposite sex who was born that way.  It's legitimate sexuality that now must be respected by the laws and rules of the LGBT community.  Needless to say, it has the trans community furious.

The Most Dangerous Child Abuser In America:  Dr. Rachel Levine.  It was encouraging to see Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hold Dr. Rachel Levine — Biden's nominee for assistant health secretary — to account today on the issue of puberty-blocking drugs and surgical amputations for minors with gender dysphoria.  Yet already progressive pundits have painted Senator Paul's rigor and curiosity on this important topic as "transphobic."  (They seem distracted by the fact that Levine, who is biologically male, identifies as transgender.)  It is frightening however to believe that we have come to a time in America where a person like Levine, who seems to suffer from mental illness, can be put in a position of power that gives him free reign to put insane policies into place that can harm our children.  [Video clip]

Children need Protection from Transgender Activists.  Transgender ideology is a threat to children, and also to their right to childhood.  Childhood should be a time of innocence and learning to grow into an emotionally well-adjusted, intellectually competent, morally capable adult.  Transgender activists seek to sexualize and politicize children long before puberty, telling them they have a right to transition even though their bodies and minds are not fully-formed, and against their parents' objections.  Transgender ideology treats children as if they have the same rights as adults and ignores the fact that they are vulnerable to all kinds of suggestion and manipulation.  This undermines the principle that we should value a child's protection above all other considerations, protecting children from the negative effects of their own ignorance, impulsiveness, and enthusiasms, and from those adults who may seek to pursue their own interests at the expense of a child's well-being and welfare.  It amounts to a war on childhood and on responsible parenting.  But trans activists have already labeled attempts by some state legislatures to head off the undermining of protection for children as a 'war' on trans people.

She's My Mother — She's My Father.  [Scroll down]  Fast forward to today, to real life, not a Hollywood film or make believe, with the very confusing news story of a transwoman physician, Dr. Jesnoor Dayara, in Gujarat, India who has frozen his sperm so that when he undergoes sex-reassignment surgery sometime later this year, the child he hopes to give birth to as a woman will be biologically his. [...] Dayara's claim is, while he was born male, he has always felt like a woman.  He feels he was "born in the wrong body."  Let us be clear on a few fundamental points on human biology and human sexual reproduction:
  •   Men have testes which produce sperm and women have ovaries which produce eggs.
  •   There are no "her sperm" and "his eggs."  There is only his sperm and her eggs.
  •   Women have babies and men do not, nor can they.
  •   You cannot be born in the wrong body, you are born in the body you get at birth.
  •   Sex must not be conflated with gender.  Being a man or being a woman is connected to biological sex.
  •   Liking feminine or masculine things has nothing to do with our XX or XY chromosomes.

Why Deadnaming Matters.  Richard Levine was born in 1957 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, an affluent suburb 20 minutes north of Boston.  He went to Hebrew school and had a bar mitzvah before heading to the very tony (very expensive) all-boys Belmont Hill School, where he played as a linebacker on the football team.  From there he went to Harvard undergrad before heading south for med school at Tulane.  While still in school, he married classmate Martha Peaslee; the couple would go on to have two children, one boy and one girl.  Richard's career got off to a running start with a residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  From there he moved to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he established himself firmly as a leader in his field, building both an adolescent medicine division and an eating disorders clinic.  But even with a loving family and a meaningful career, something was amiss in Richard Levine's world.  Eight years after his move to Pennsylvania, the doctor began to see a therapist.  Another eight years after that, he publicly announced his decision to transition to presenting as a woman.  Now, a full decade after that announcement, Richard — now Rachel — stands as Joe Biden's nominee for the United States' Assistant Secretary for Health.

Is this the world's most unsalutary health official?  If you consult the mainstream news media on a regular basis, you've probably heard that last Thursday was a red-letter day in American history [...] Why?  Because, for the first time ever, a transgender nominee for a government office was up for Senate confirmation.  That nominee was Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden's pick for Assistant Secretary for Health.  Is Rachel a great, or even a competent, physician?  Who cares?  It's 2021, and Rachel is trans!  Rachel's birth name was Richard, though there's no way you could tell that from, say, Wikipedia.  (In fact, on the "talk" page for Rachel's Wikipedia entry, you can see anxious contributors earnestly debating how to deal with the ticklish fact that Rachel had a bar mitzvah, not a bas mitzvah.)  Now aged 63, Rachel transitioned a decade ago and was divorced a couple of years later.  Neither Rachel's ex nor their two children appear to have attended the hearing.  Importantly, Rachel is not only a trans person; Rachel is a trans activist, a self-described champion of transgender youth.  Meaning what?  Meaning, among much else, that Rachel supports giving puberty blockers to children who say they're the opposite sex, and is open to ordering "gender-confirmation" surgery to kids under age 18 with or without parental permission.

Biden's Memo on LGBTQ Policies Abroad Is Ideological Colonialism.  Earlier this month, President Joe Biden issued an executive order, "Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World," directing U.S. government entities to "pursue an end to violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics."  When we talk about human rights, it's important to remember that every individual is entitled to his or her rights to life, freedom of belief, speech, and conscience.  These are unalienable human rights.  These rights are universal, precisely because they stem from our inherent human dignity, and are not a result of one's membership in any particular group.  Setting these rights on any foundation other than our shared humanity weakens the exercise of those rights rather than strengthens them.

China declares homosexuality a mental illness?  Where's Lebron?  Where's Disney?  Dissidents have been warning us for years about the nature of China's communist totalitarian regime.  But unlike a lot of them, the dictatorship also has money and markets.  In the West, that means Quisling defenders, many with a snoot in the trough.  So here comes a pitched curveball for China's clapping seals, according to the South China Morning Post: [...] [China is] going to do what it's going to do because it always gets away with it.  Which puts China's defenders, nearly all leftists, in an increasingly untenable position.  Where's LeBron James, who's claim to fame beyond basketball is defending China?  He's got business interests there, and he's said nothing.  Where's Disney, whose family fare these days is more than a little gay-friendly?  They too have got business interests in China, and worse still, made a movie on a Chinese theme complete with Xinjiang's laogai forced labor camps accidentally appearing in the background?  They may be indifferent to the laogai, but let's hear their reaction on this news from China.

What's up with Biden's transsexual?  Biden boasts that he has nominated the first transsexual Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services. [...] When we ask about his qualifications for this job, they tell us that he's the first transsexual to get promoted to such a position.  When we repeat the same question, they repeat the same answer.  When we repeat the question yet again, they say something like, "Shut up, you bigot!"  But I won't shut up, because there's a children's medical issue here.  The medical issue is whether the surgery to which this nominee voluntarily subjected himself should be performed on children.  That issue is within the purview of the job for which Biden has nominated him.  Yes, this surgery does get performed on children.  There are 40+ clinics in the United States doing that.  The largest transgender youth clinic in Los Angeles, for example, saw 1,000 patients last year.  The youngest was a four-year-old.

Transgenderism: a dangerous new fad.  Growing up just 20 years ago, I was taught that boys and girls are different and that you are one or another.  As a boy, I knew that I would never be a girl and society did not tell me otherwise.  Today's America is different, for it tells children their gender can change based on their feelings, and that society with honor those feelings even if biology says otherwise.  Additionally, healthcare professionals, Hollywood elites, toy manufacturers, and cookie makers are encouraging children to embrace transgenderism.  As recently as 2015, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for John Hopkins Hospital classified transgenderism as a "mental disorder" and that changing one's gender is 'biologically impossible.'  By 2019, though, the World Health Organization voted that transgenderism or gender incongruence is no longer a mental disorder and reclassified it as a part of sexual health.  The rest of the medical community has quickly followed.  This declassification has significantly helped normalize transgenderism.

Snapchat is a Transgender Propaganda and Grooming Machine.  During a Thursday [2/25/2021] Senate confirmation hearing, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pressed President Joe Biden's transgender nominee for assistant Health and Human Services secretary, Rachel Levine.  "Do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one's sex?" Paul asked.  Levine wouldn't answer.  Why would it be controversial to make sure people are of consenting age before they undergo irreversible plastic surgery?  Answer:  the culture.  The number of transgender Gen Zers is about 10 times higher than that of their parents in Generation X.  In a tweet Wednesday, The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh pointed out that the uptick in gender-dysphoric children is not a "natural or organic development."  It is the result of popular culture and our corrupt school system "actively recruit[ing] children into the LGBT ranks."

The 'World's Largest Bookstore' Gets Into the Censorship Business.  Just a week ago, I received an email from Ryan Anderson, who was recently tapped to lead the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and who wrote When Harry Became Sally:  Responding to the Transgender Moment for me at Encounter Books back in 2018. A reader who had tried to order his book from Amazon reported he was unable to find the book listed on the site.  I looked myself and, yes, that reader was correct.  Other books by Anderson are listed, as are various books on the "transgender" phenomenon, including a now out-of-print title that purports to rebut When Harry Became Sally.  But the book itself is nowhere to be found.  How odd.  The book was controversial when it was first published — the New York Times devoted not one but two columns to abusing it.  But it sold well and, outside the precincts of wokedom, it was regarded as what it is:  a thoughtful, compassionate, and well-researched discussion of the devastating psychological costs of embracing the latest fad of sexual exoticism.

There is no need to burn books if they can't be sold in the first place.
'The End Of Conservative Books': Amazon Quietly Bans Books They Deem Offensive, 'Hate Speech'.  Conservatives are sounding the alarm about an updated Amazon policy that bans books the ubiquitous billion-dollar company deems offensive or includes so-called "hate speech."  As noted by The Daily Wire, Amazon has ramped up its censorship on conservative views in recent weeks.  For example, a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was banned from their streaming service this past week.  Before that move, the company deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson's book critical of gender theory, "When Harry Became Sally:  Responding to the Transgender Movement."  When Just the News reached out to Amazon over the ban on Anderson's book, the outlet said the company directed them to a page outlining their "Content Guidelines for Books."  Under a section labeled "Offensive Content," Amazon states that they "don't sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech, promotes the abuse or sexual exploitation of children, contains pornography, glorifies rape or pedophilia, advocates terrorism, or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive."

The Editor says...
You can't buy books that are offensive to homosexuals or in any way critical of transvestites, because they're controversial or offensive.  But I presume you can still buy 50 Shades of Grey, Lolita, Tropic of Cancer, The Da Vinci Code, The Communist Manifesto, The Anarchist Cookbook, or American Psycho.  Amazon's outrage is highly selective.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

7 Radical Demands In The Equality Act.  House Democrats have passed the radical Equality Act once again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes, even though the Constitution already provides protection for the rights of all American citizens, regardless of their "identity group."  If enacted, however, the Equality Act would have a major impact on children and their parents, potentially upending the culture as American families now know it.  Lawsuits filed against Americans who adhere to the science of biological sex and the First Amendment rights of citizens would now have a federal law backing them up that states gender identity supersedes biological sex.

GOP Senators Denounce Amazon Censorship of Anti-Transgender Book.  Two prominent U.S. senators have criticized Amazon's heavy-handedness in erasing a bestselling book by scholar Ryan Anderson on transgenderism.  Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have blasted the online tech giant for its overt censorship of uncomfortable ideas by de-listing Dr. Anderson's When Harry Became Sally:  Responding to the Transgender Moment.  "American oligarchs, cheered on by leftist politicians, are conducting digital book burnings," Rubio tweeted Tuesday [2/23/2021].  "@Amazon banned a thoughtful & well researched book on a complicated issue."

LGBT identification among Gen Z at 16%; Gallup poll finds sharp rise since Gen X.  Generation Z may want to rebrand itself as Generation LGBT.  A new Gallup poll highlights a 15.9% LGBT identification rate among Gen Z adults between the ages of 18 and 23 in 2020, along with a widening gap between other generations going back to the 1940s.  "The vast majority of Generation Z adults who identify as LGBT — 72% — say they are bisexual," Gallup reported Wednesday [2/24/2021].

New York State Employees Required to Have 'Gender Identity Toolkit' Training.  All New York State employees are required to have training in the state's new "Gender Identity Toolkit," a resource to ensure the special rights of transgender and other individuals who are not comfortable with their biological sex are acknowledged and put into practice.  According to the Governor's Office of Employee Relations website, the Gender Identity Toolkit will introduce state employees to "key terms, language, concepts, and laws related to fostering a respectful workplace and appropriate customer service to individuals who are transgender or gender non-conforming (TGNC).

Biden's a New Ball Game:  Army Chaplain is Under Investigation After Calling Transgenders 'Mentally Unfit' to Serve.  As noted by The Daily Wire, a religious cleric serving in the United States Army is getting probed for something he recently posted to Facebook.  According to NBC News, Maj. Andrew Calvert went onto a military newspaper's social media page to ask a question.  His query:  "How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve?"

It's Not Just 'Gender Dysphoria.' It's Now 'Rapid Onset Marxism.'  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new rules package that explicitly strikes "gendered language" from the official House rules.  The rules prohibit the use of terms that designate the gender of familial relationships — father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and so on — and replace them with gender-neutral terms.  Commentator Tammy Bruce, a radio and Fox Nation host, says this move Jan. 4 is "obscenely Marxist" because it "deconstructs what it means to be female."  She went on to say:  "It reduces all of us, it eliminates the value of the individual and our uniqueness as individuals."  The goal of social policing of our language is thought control, which epitomizes the Marxist agenda.

The Value-Laden Language of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Now in particular, as the left continues to usurp the political narrative and silence alternative voices, it is felicitous to observe how progressive policies apply with God-like authority to sexuality and other realms.  First, for example, the term "sexual preference" has been erased.  Indeed, at her Senate confirmation hearing, our newest (at least in the short term) Supreme Court justice quickly apologized for daring to even use the term.  The woke, and thus only acceptable, phrase is "sexual orientation." That is because, to assume that one chooses his sexual identity is to presuppose that the person actually has a choice in the matter.  Having a choice means accepting responsibility for how that choice is exercised.

Biden's LGBT Agenda:  Pedophilia Coming Down the Pike?  The Biden regime's January 20 executive order demanding "equal treatment under the law, no matter [one's] gender identity or sexual orientation" is just the first salvo in the next wave pushing "LGBT rights."  The order will soon be backed by federal law, via the pending LGBT "Equality Act."  While many are now warning that the order will destroy girls' and women's sports, its impact is much broader.  The enforcers will be given free rein to transform society in unimaginable ways, given the undefined terms in the order and pending law:  gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBT.  Why has there been no pushback on embedding these sexual-radical concepts in our legal system?  Establishment conservatives have shied away from addressing this issue and denigrate anyone who dares to confront it.

We Were Laughed Out of Court because the Courts Have Become Ridiculous.  [Scroll down]  The public supported a basic truth:  the sexual relationship between a man and a woman is unlike any other relationship, especially because this one uniquely produces new human life; hence, society needs to recognize the sacred nature of such a bond rather than muddle it with analogies to same-sex relationships, which are in many ways hard to differentiate from friendships. [...] The strongest and most resonant argument for marriage was the crudest one I saw in comments all across the internet:  the anus is not a sexual organ, and two people of the same sex can't create a baby unless they buy one or steal one from other people.  The next strongest argument is equally basic:  Have you seen the photos from gay pride parades?  Is that a good environment for raising kids?  These points are harsh, but people understand them immediately, and liberals do not have effective counterpoints against them because they're so obvious.

On Sex and Gender, The New England Journal of Medicine Has Abandoned Its Scientific Mission.  Two years ago, "Titania McGrath," whose satirical Twitter account regularly skewers the ideological excesses of social-justice culture, suggested that "we should remove biological sex from birth certificates altogether to prevent any more mistakes."  The joke (obvious to those who follow the culture wars closely, but perhaps obscure to those who don't) was directed at gender activists who insist that male and female designations "assigned at birth" are misleading (and even dangerous), since they may misrepresent a person's true "gender identity" — that internally felt soul-like quality that supposedly transcends such superficial physical indicia as gonads and genitalia.  But the line between satire and sincerity has become blurry on this issue.

'Club kid' killer Michael Alig dies of heroin overdose inside his Manhattan home Christmas morning.  Notorious Manhattan club promoter Michael Alig, who spent 17 years in prison for murdering and dismembering his drug dealer, died of an apparent heroin overdose Friday [12/25/2020], officials said.  Michael Alig, 54, lost consciousness inside his Washington Heights apartment on W. 159th St. by his boyfriend about 3 a.m., officials said.  The ex-con was doing heroin shortly before he died, his boyfriend told police.

Judge Rules Wisconsin Transgender Prisoner Who Raped His Own Daughter Should Undergo Taxpayer-funded Sex Reassignment Surgery.  A federal judge has ruled a Wisconsin man who is imprisoned for raping his own daughter is entitled to receive a sex change operation at the taxpayer's expense.  U.S. District Judge James Peterson ruled Mark Allen Campbell is entitled to sex change surgery and should be moved to a women's prison while he awaits his transition.  Campbell was sentenced to 34 years in jail in 2007 after he pled guilty to first-degree sexual assault against his daughter; he now identifies as a transgender woman under the name Nicole Rose Campbell.  Campbell began requesting sex reassignment surgery in 2013, the Daily Wire reports, and has been receiving female hormones and transgender counseling, paid for by Wisconsin taxpayers, while at Racine Correctional Institute, a men's prison.  To accommodate Campbell's gender dysphoria, Racine has allowed Campbell to dress in women's clothing and wear makeup.

Here's More Proof That the Transgender Movement Is Insane and Extremely Dangerous.  Earlier this month, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that children under the age of 16 are "unlikely to be able to give informed consent" concerning puberty blockers.  "There will be enormous difficulties in a child under 16 understanding and weighing up this information and deciding whether to consent to the use of puberty-blocking medication," read the ruling.  "It is highly unlikely that a child aged 13 or under would be competent to give consent to the administration of puberty blockers.  It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand and weigh the long-term risks and consequences of the administration of puberty blockers."  The concept that young children are not mature enough to make such life-changing decisions is hardly new.  There are minimum age requirements for being legally allowed to drive, purchase cigarettes or alcohol, or to be legally competent to enter into a contract.

Federal Court Strikes Down Ohio Prohibition on Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People.  Until today [12/16/2020], Ohio had the ignominious distinction of being one of only two states that prohibited transgender people from changing their genders on their birth certificates.  (Tennessee is the other.)  But with a ruling today by the U.S. District Court in Southern Ohio, that prohibition is no more.  The ruling in the Ray v. McCloud lawsuit, originally filed more than two years ago on behalf of plaintiffs Stacie Ray, Basil Argento, Ashley Breda and Jane Doe, means that Ohio's blanket prohibition on trans people correcting their birth certificates is unconstitutional.

'Go and sin no more' could land you in jail.  Christians in the United Kingdom and Canada are being warned that foundational religious beliefs and practices soon could be criminalized under laws banning the counseling of people seeking help with unwanted sexual attraction.  Activists want to ban not only the so-called "conversion therapy," they also want to prevent people from criticizing their lifestyle.  And that includes a veto on the preaching and the practice of churches regarding sexuality, according to the U.K.'s Christian Institute.

Richard Levine is a man
'Don't let a man in a dress rule us': Road sign mocks Pa. health secretary amid COVID crackdowns.  A message board entering the Erie County town of Waterford prompted a social-media stir this week by mocking Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's secretary of health.  The sign along U.S. Highway 19 read "don't let a man in a dress rule us Waterford!" on Wednesday [12/9/2020].  Dr. Levine, who has been the public face of Pennsylvania's controversial COVID-19 related lockdowns, was born Richard Levine and fathered two children, but transitioned to female in 2011.


Why Do Progressives No Longer Defend Free Expression?  A half-century ago, progressives used to push limitless free expression, blasting conservatives for their allegedly blinkered traditionalism.  They boasted of obliterating once-normal boundaries in art, music, and literature to allow nudity, profanity, sexuality, and anti-American boilerplate.  Now?  The left is Victorian — increasingly puritanical, regressive, and hypersensitive.  Even totalitarian censorship and book-burning have weirdly become part of their by-any-means-necessary methods.  University of California at Berkeley professor Grace Lavery was so outraged by author Abigail Shrier's latest book, "Irreversible Damage:  The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," that she went well beyond the usual calls to ban the book.  Lavery advocated burning Shrier's book.

Norway to incarcerate those who say things offensive to transgenders.  Without even holding a formal vote, Norway's parliament "outlawed hate speech against transgender people" last week, including in private conversations.  Those found guilty will face fines and up to a year in jail for private remarks and three years for public remarks.  Don't laugh, things aren't much better in the U.K., Australia, Canada or even the U.S.  If only conservatives could be granted such  coddling  protection!  A substantial swath of the mainstream media and entertainment industry would be in jail.  Right next to the Big Tech bigwigs and university professors.  And across the bare hall from the Hollywood stars and starlets.  Late night "talk show" hosts would be shelling out fines like a berserk Pez dispenser.

A 1991 study may have found the root cause of transgenderism.  If you're on the left, you believe that the traditional idea that humans come in two sexes (male and female) is not only outdated but evil.  Instead, leftism insists that human sex identification is an infinitely malleable matter of personal choice, untethered to genetics.  Conservatives respond that it's not a matter of choice.  Instead, people who claim to be transgendered almost invariably have complex mental issues, often stemming from their upbringing.  A recently recovered 1991 study supports conservatives.

Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People ... In Private Homes or Conversations.  We have previously discussed the alarming rollback on free speech rights in the West, particularly in Europe.  The move to criminalize speech has led to an insatiable appetite for new limitations and broader prosecutions.  Norway is an example of this headlong plunge into speech controls and crimes in the West.  This week the legislature adopted (without even a vote) a new criminal law that punishes people for saying anything deemed hate speech toward transgender people in their own home or private conversations.  Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Maeland declared victory because speech regulation must be "adapted to the practical situations that arise."  The "practical situation" includes speaking to your own spouse or family.

Target Removes Book Critical Of Trans Agenda After Customer Complains Online; Book Shoots To Top 100 On Amazon.  Target said Thursday night that they have removed a book critical of the transgender agenda after a customer complained about the book being "transphobic," an accusation strongly denounced by author Abigail Shrier.  The censorship, as is usually the case, ironically led to a spike in the purchasing of "Irreversible Damage:  The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters" on other platforms.  "Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention," Target's online help desk responded to the complaint.  "We have removed this book from our assortment."  The user who made the complaint has now set their account to private.

Newly Discovered Letter Shows Endocrine Society Urged Experimenting On Trans Children.  In his recent townhall, presidential candidate Joe Biden endorsed experimental, irreversible medical interventions for gender-confused eight-year-olds.  His reflexive and indeed casual approval of medical child abuse illustrates how successful the transgender industry, including politicized elements of the medical profession, has been in obscuring the issues and normalizing the abnormal.  A recently uncovered letter shows how the Endocrine Society (ES) in particular has deftly misrepresented scientific reality to advance the agenda of that lucrative and increasingly powerful industry.  Endocrinologists are experts in the function of hormones and therefore play a critical role in the industry's "gender-affirming" medical model.  Because sex is determined by chromosomes, imprinted during development, and unchangeable by hormones after the fact, actual sex change is impossible.

The Editor says...
One sure way to normalize the abnormal is to refer to a sex change procedure as "gender-affirming."  Exactly the opposite is true.

Friends mourn man hacked to death with machete during Bronx Grindr date.  A man hacked to death by a machete-wielding Grindr date was a loyal, trusting friend — and excited about meeting his new love interest, devastated loved ones said Monday [10/19/2020].  It took three weeks for authorities to determine it was Carlos "Carlitos" Algenis Jimenez, 26, who was killed in a Bronx apartment last month after hooking up with a man he met on the popular dating app.  Sources said the victim and the suspect, Juan Alonso, 50, got into a fight about what kind of sex to have.

Buttigieg claims Amy Coney Barrett confirmation puts his marriage in danger.  Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who now serves on Joe Biden's transition team, suggested Sunday [10/18/2020] that President Trump's supreme court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, poses a threat to his marriage.  "There are all kinds of interesting questions about the future of the American judiciary, but right now, as we speak, the preexisting condition coverage of millions of Americans might depend on what is about to happen in the Senate with regard to this justice," Buttigieg told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.

The Editor says...
Step 1:  Normalize perversion.  Step 2:  Normalize homosexual marriage.  Step 3:   Portray yourself as a victim if anyone challenges Step 1 or Step 2.

Orwell Rears His Head.  On Monday of last week, to use the phrase "sexual preference" was completely acceptable.  As recently as last month, multiple gay rights publications used the phrase.  Leon Panetta had used the phrase in the past couple of years.  Joe Biden has used the phrase this year.  Merriam-Webster considered "sexual preference" to be just another version of "sexual orientation."  But then Tuesday happened.  On Tuesday, the village idiot from Hawaii masquerading as a senator, Mazie Hirono, attacked Amy Coney Barrett for using "sexual preference" instead of "sexual orientation."  By Tuesday evening, the employees of Merriam-Webster had changed the phrase in their online dictionary to note it was offensive.  No, I am not making that up.  The dictionary company literally changed it after Barrett's exchange with Hirono.  Steve Krakauer, a former CNN producer who now produces Megyn Kelly's podcast, documented the change on his social media feed.  Gay rights publications such as The Advocate went on the attack as well.  In just 18 days, "sexual preference" went from acceptable to a hate crime.

Joe Biden: 8-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed to Decide They're Transgender.  Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a town hall hosted by ABC News on Thursday night [10/15/2020] that eight-year-olds should be allowed to decide that they are transgender.

Debunking the Fourth Circuit's Insane Transgender Ruling in Grimm v. Gloucester.  On August 26, 2020 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in the case of Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board.  The decision declared that rights of the plaintiff Gavin Grimm, a female student who considers herself male, were violated because the school board denied Grimm the right to access the boys' restroom and refused to amend school records to call her "male" after a court had ordered the state of Virginia to issue a new birth certificate indicating Grimm as a male.  In justifying its opinion, the Court made many findings of fact (whether self-determined or sourced from friends of the court or the lower court) that not only defy common sense, but also are patently false or materially inaccurate.

Guilty.  Trial to Follow.  Here's the Left's real problem with "sexual preference," it implies your sexuality is a choice (something the Left is all in favor of when talking women's "reproductive rights") and if you have a "choice" that implies you cannot be a victim.  And we all know how the Left loves, and needs, its victims.  Ergo: "sexual orientation" — not a "choice."  My question:  where does this leave all of those "gender fluid" people who seem to make "sexual preference" orientation choices on a daily basis?

Oreo Dips Itself Into Social Change, Makes a Special Cookie Celebrating the Parents of Lesbians and Gays.  Not long ago, business was a very dry arena.  If a company made a calculator, that's all you would ever know.  These days, it seems corporations have calculated the benefit of messaging.  Therefore, they're investing in the social and political realm.  Case in point:  Oreo has teamed with PFLAG — Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays — to release a special edition of its delicious, milk-ready mainstays.  And not only that — the confection colossus has produced a short film about a mom and her lesbian daughter.  As for the new multi-colored treats, don't look for 'em in-store — they can only be won online.

The Editor says...
It might be difficult to boycott Nabisco, but I can try.

Biden Foundation Promoted Transgenderism For 18-Month-Old Babies.  The 2018 initiative, called the "As You Are" campaign, centered on a map tracking LGBTQ "acceptance stories" across the country.  It was spearheaded by Biden's eponymous foundation, which has been described as "further[ing] the work the Bidens did over eight years in the Obama administration and cement[ing] the former vice president's more than four decade legacy in public life."  Of the nearly 500 individuals highlighted, many were children under the age of 18, with one account even chronicling a "gender nonconforming" 18-month-old.  One mother submitted her story to the Biden Foundation about her six-year-old transgender child and saw it promoted by the group, despite declaring her daughter "gender nonconforming" since 18-months-old.

Kroger sued for allegedly firing workers who refused to wear rainbow symbol.  Kroger, one of the country's largest supermarket chains, is being sued in federal court after two former employees claimed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to wear an apron with a rainbow symbol.  The ex-employees, who identify as Christian, cited religious objections in their refusal to wear what they believed was an "endorsement of the LGBTQ community," according to the lawsuit.  The complaint was filed Monday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Brenda Lawson, 72, and Trudy Rickerd, 57, who both worked at a Kroger store in Conway, Arkansas, for several years before being fired last spring The two women were allegedly disciplined and eventually terminated after they refused to wear new aprons issued last April that featured an embroidered rainbow heart on the top left portion of the bib.

Poll: Californians oppose gender mutilation and sterilization bill.  Sixty-four percent of California voters do not want Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill to pay for transgender drugs and surgeries known to sterilize minors and adults, according to a new poll.  The survey, conducted by Spry Strategies in conjunction with the Women's Liberation Front, shows that conservative Christians and radical feminists, who have joined forces to oppose AB 2218, are more in step with California voters than state legislators.  The controversial bill passed the Assembly 54-10 and the Senate 28-9 late last month, and now sits on Newsom's desk awaiting his decision.

California Legislature Passes Bill Reducing Penalties for Oral, Anal Sex with Willing Children.  California lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would reduce penalties for adults who have oral or anal sex with a willing minor child if the sex offender is within ten years of the age of the victim.  The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

California legislature passes bill easing sex offender registry requirements for sodomy with minors.  California legislators passed a law Monday easing sex offender registry rules for those who commit sodomy or other sex acts with minors in order to end "discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry."  The bill, which now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, would "exempt from mandatory registration under the act a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register," according to the bill.

After Correction, Study That Claimed Mutilating Trans People Helps Them Now Finds The Opposite.  What do we know about the effects of hormone and surgical treatments for gender-dysphoric patients?  Many people might assume they are highly effective because they are widely presented as the obvious proper medical and compassionate course for such patients.  The prevailing narrative is that parents and patient advocates who disapprove of surgeries or hormone treatments are both evil and dangerous.  The best research, however, indicates just the opposite.  The latest major study on the topic, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, answers the question this way:  "Despite professional recommendations to consider gender-affirming medical interventions for transgender individuals who experience gender incongruence, the effect of such interventions on long-term health is largely unknown."

Twenty (Uncomfortable) Questions.  How is it "science" to say that if a man thinks he is a woman, then he is a woman?  Doesn't that deny biological reality?  Apparently, we're supposed to "believe in science," but not biology.  Would you encourage an anorexic to keep losing weight and tell them they look great?  No, you would tell him to get help.  Yet we are encouraging people to mutilate themselves.

Broke California wants to fund youth sterilizations and sex changes.  The California Senate will consider legislation soon to use taxpayer funds to pay for hormone blockers and sex change operations for minors.  The bill, after passing the Senate Health Committee by a 7-1 vote last week, now moves to the Senate Appropriation Committee and then to the floor of the Senate before the end of the month.  As noted by numerous health experts, the use of cross-sex hormones and surgeries for adolescents would permanently destroy their reproductive systems, a fact which AB2218 backers seem inclined to ignore.

Why is today's Left so anti-science?  Like almost all other animals, humans exist in two distinct sexes: male and female.  At the genetic level, the distinction is crystal clear.  Males have an X and a Y chromosome, while females have two X's.  (There are instances of an extra X or Y but they are exceedingly rare.)  Generally speaking, these different genotypes express in different phenotypes, such as different morphology, microbiology, procreation, hormones and temperament.  Nearly all real scientists agree with this.  But the left now tells us that there are 64 "genders."  They define "gender" as something different from "sex" in order to get around that inconvenient chromosome obstacle, while deceitfully using the two terms interchangeably when helpful to advance their agenda.  Such as enabling men with trendy sexual proclivities to destroy legitimate women's sport competition.  The left's position here is not a scientific one, though they couch it as that.  It's a political one.  They don't argue with scientists who disagree with their political position on this issue, because they have no real science argument.  Instead they cancel those scientists.

A psychiatric journal made a big mistake about transgender surgery.  A year ago, a massive study of transgender surgeries in Sweden claimed that people with body dysphoria who had the surgery were psychologically more healthy than those who did not have surgery.  The same journal that published that finding just retracted it.  Over the years, in large part because I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, I met several people who had taken hormones and had surgery to turn themselves into a rough and stereotypical version of someone who was the opposite of their biological sex.  Consistently, they were the most unhappy people I had ever met.  That was a small and unscientific sample, but it was pretty clear to me that fulfilling their desire to present to the world as the opposite of their biological sex did nothing to make the people I met happy.

The Bus Never Stops.  First they told us that homosexuality was normal and that there was no need for anyone to be afraid of the ramifications of treating them as normal, even though only about 2 percent of the population are homosexual — giving new meaning to the word "normal."  About 1 percent of babies are born with a heart defect, but we don't call that normal.  Doubters said that treating as normal people as different as homosexuals would have consequences.  First thing — or maybe second thing — they would want to get "married" and have their "marriages" treated as normal. [...] What's next?  What's wrong, really, with having children watch pornography?  It's everywhere, and there's essentially no effort to eliminate it.  How do we know that?  Because there is no serious effort by Republicans to stop it.  And if children can watch it, why shouldn't they do it?  What's the effective difference?  And what's wrong, really, with sex with children, so long as there's an adult in the room?  "Don't be absurd," you say.  But you said that years ago when homosexuality was normalized.  And again when homosexual marriage was normalized.  Now when polyamorous relationships are normalized, are you saying that we have reached the terminus:  that the bus stops here?  Please.  The bus never stops.  Unless someone stops it.

The Trans Cult.  A few years ago, three things happened in the course of a single week in my life.  First, a friend told me about a letter her daughter, then 11, had received from her closest summer-camp friend.  The girl had some big news:  She was now a boy.  Then, another mother told me she and her daughter were sitting at a synagogue lunch when they were joined by a man who "presented" as a woman.  And I received a lengthy email from my daughter's swim coach at the local YWCA — a man whose missives had never included anything besides practice times and requests for volunteer timers — explaining that someone on the team had come out as transgender; the coach attached an entire Washington Post article explaining how we should treat the child and the proper pronouns we should use to refer to "them."

Convicted child molester gets taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery while in prison.  An Idaho inmate currently incarcerated for sexually assaulting a child has received taxpayer-funded "sex-reassignment" surgery after suing the state for it.  Yep, really.  Adree Edmo, a 32-year-old man who identifies as a woman, has been imprisoned since 2012 for "sexually assaulting a sleeping 15-year-old boy."  He filed suit against the state of Idaho in 2017, claiming that the state was violating his Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment by denying him free (taxpayer-funded) transgender surgery.  Really.  It went all the way to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Imperils Parents' Right to Pass Their Values on to Children.  The Supreme Court's recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton, which ruled that the Title VII prohibition on sex discrimination in employment extends to discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status, is likely to have more widespread implications than many people realize. [...] The current culture already makes it difficult for parents to teach their children that, for instance, maleness and femaleness are grounded on objective biological reality rather than subjective self-perceptions, or that the purpose of human sexuality is not ultimately pleasure or self-expression, but to unite a man and woman in marriage and enable them to form a family.  And whatever one's beliefs about these issues, parents, not the state, should be the ones to decide what their children are taught about these controversial and sensitive matters.

The Implosion of the Left's Language Circus.  Since 2010, three slogans dominated the left, all based on the English-speaking world's turn to coercive liberalism:  "It Gets Better," "Me Too," and "Black Lives Matter."  Each is in itself an Orwellian delusion.  Together, the three undermine each other.  "It gets better" is Orwellian.  Most youths who begin a homosexual or transgender lifestyle will see their living conditions worsen.  As they get older and adult demands weigh on them, they suffer from more health problems and an unsupportive LGBT community.  LGBT networks reward them for joining by pulling them into needlessly stressful debates and unstable relationships.  The slogan was aimed at young people, whose age afforded them the support of patient schools, families, and communities, which will no longer see them as babes to care for when they become adults and realize how cold and harsh the LGBT scene really is.  The campaign commissioned aging LGBTs to speak via internet to impressionable teens and pre-teens, in essence imposing gross assumptions on them and lying to them about how happy gay and trans adults felt.

Baptist pastor 'shocked' after being fired for transgender reveal.  A pastor in Canada was fired for "theological reasons," her church said, after coming out as transgender in an online sermon.  [Pop-up ad]  The Rev. Junia "June" Joplin, who is originally from North Carolina, surprised some in June with the announcement at Lorne Park Baptist Church in Mississauga, Ontario, during a service held online due to the coronavirus lockdown.  [Superfluous cross-plug link to an unrelated article.]  "I want you to hear me when I tell you that I'm not just supposed to be a pastor.  I'm supposed to be a woman," Joplin said.  "My friends, my family, my name is Junia.  You can call me June.  I'm a transgender woman and my pronouns are she and her."  [Video clip]  More than half of the 111-member congregation voted to terminate the contract after Joplin came out, a journey she began in 2018 by telling her spouse and sons.

Trans man sues hospital after hysterectomy is canceled.  A transgender man is suing the University of Maryland Medical System in federal court, claiming his rights were violated when his gender-affirming surgery was canceled by one of the hospital system's subsidiaries.

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A "transgender man" is a woman who pretends to be a man.  The term "gender-affirming surgery" is an inversion of the truth.  Those are two lies in the first sentence alone.

Nine politicians can stop teen sterilizations in California, but will they?  The fate of a bill to fund transgender treatments that permanently destroy the reproductive systems of minors is now in the hands of nine California State Senators.  AB 2218, authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D) Los Angeles with principal co-author Senator Scott Wiener (D) San Francisco, will be heard before the nine members Senate Health Committee when they return to the capitol at the end of the month.  The bill has already made its way through the Democrat-dominated state Assembly with little debate and approved largely along party lines.  It establishes an "LGBT Transgender Wellness Fund," to provide grants to nonprofits, hospitals, health care clinics (like Planned Parenthood), and other medical providers to pay for puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and mastectomies for minors, as well as cross-sex hormones and "sex-change" operations for adults.

More than 100 lawmakers urge the Pentagon to 'immediately' reverse Trump's transgender military ban.  More than 100 lawmakers are urging the U.S. Department of Defense to immediately end the military ban on transgender troops put in place by the Trump administration in 2019.  On Wednesday [7/8/2020], Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington, joined by 116 members of Congress, signed a letter addressed to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Attorney General William Barr calling to the end of the policy, which they called "an attack on transgender service members who are risking their lives to serve our country."  The move comes just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination.

Black trans activist Marsha P. Johnson should replace Christopher Columbus statue in Elizabeth, petition says.  Will Marsha P. Johnson one day return to Elizabeth?  A petition gaining momentum this week calls for Johnson, a leader in the gay liberation movement and a pioneer in the fight for transgender rights, to be recognized in her hometown in place of a Christopher Columbus statue.  The petition to replace Columbus with a tribute to the Black trans activist has so far drawn more than 86,000 signatures.  The call comes at a time when statues of Columbus are being removed and opposed across the state.

The Editor says...
If you examine the life of Malcolm Michaels Jr., a/k/a Marsha P. Johnson, there is little or nothing to celebrate, let alone commemorate with a statue.

Aerial Footage Shows Thousands Closely Packed In Chicago For Pride Festival.  I think this is gonna be one of those articles where I give you "just the facts ma'am".  Not a lot of opinion, just some basic reporting on some basic facts.  Sound good?  And I have a hunch you're all smart enough to draw your own conclusions.

LGBTQ+ community says 'Pride is 365 days a year' ahead of 'virtual march'.  It's the 50th anniversary of the first pride march held in 1970, but because of the pandemic it will be nothing like last year's sea of more than 1 million parade participants, marching down Fifth Avenue for close to 12 hours.  This year's Pride will be a virtual march.  "Pride is 365," Marti Gould Cummings, a board member of the Ali Forney Center, told PIX11 News.  "We just happen to celebrate it on the anniversary of Stonewall, June 28 but for a virtual march there will people and performances to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement."

Unsanctioned Pride parade draws thousands in Chicago.  Thousands of LGBT activists are gathering at an unsanctioned Pride parade in Chicago.  The city's parade was canceled because of fears of the spread of the coronavirus, but activists gathered on Sunday anyway at the "Reclaim Pride March," which partnered the causes of Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Alexis Abarca, an activist who attended the march, told ABC 7 that the two movements are both advocating for an end to police brutality and racial injustice.

World Trade Center, other New York landmarks lit in LGBTQ Pride colors.  Several buildings and iconic landmarks around the city and state will be lit up in Pride colors this weekend.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that One World Trade Center, the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Niagara Falls and several additional sites will be lit in rainbow colors to celebrate Pride weekend.

Supreme Court's LGBTQ Decision Is Formula for Chaos.  The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that homosexual and transgender individuals are covered by the anti-discrimination provision, Title VII, of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his opinion:  "An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex.  Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."  When I read the reasoning of Gorsuch, I feel less surprised by the chaos in our cities, and our great difficulties and challenges in enforcing the law.  How indeed can we expect sanity in enforcing our laws when such confusion exists in our nation's highest court about what our law is, and even what our country is about?

Will Anyone in Government Resist SCOTUS's Absurd Redefinition of 'Sex'?  On June 15, the Supreme Court issued its Bostock opinion redefining "sex" in discrimination law.  Beyond the word's common biological meaning — linked to an innate and unchangeable characteristic — the Court says "sex" can now be used to protect homosexual behaviors and transgender delusions.  By acknowledging "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as valid concepts (while leaving them essentially undefined), the Court has embraced sexual-radical dogma.  The absurd Bostock opinion will unleash unimaginable chaos unless there is significant push-back.  The disruptions that have followed rampant "gay rights" demands are well known, and will surely multiply.  And the ruling has given new life to transgender demands for their special "rights."  While Bostock specifically addressed employment law, commentators predict that its new definition of "sex" will be applied in any case dealing with discrimination on the basis of "sex."  There are over 100 federal laws that use that terminology.

Gorsuch the Pharisee and Textualist Tomfoolery.  The Supreme Court's recent opinion that the 1964 Civil Rights Act's prohibition against "sex" discrimination offers protections for LGBT identity groups has raised eyebrows and ire.  But it's not surprising:  The decision's author, Justice Neil Gorsuch, long ago made clear that he operates from false premises.  One of these is what's called "textualism," which is not at all the same as originalism.  Conservatives also err, in my view, in claiming that Gorsuch has "redefined 'sex.'"  In reality, his ruling is instead based on a certain rationalization.  Harvard law professor Noah Feldman, while essentially applauding Gorsuch's lawyer-craft, explained it well.  "As applied to Title VII, the classic 1964 anti-discrimination law, the textualist idea is very simple," he wrote June 15.  "The law prohibits discrimination 'on the basis of sex.'  To discriminate against somebody because of sexual orientation necessarily entails discriminating on the basis of sex.  After all, if you're discriminating against a man because he is attracted to men, you would not be discriminating against him if he were a woman who is attracted to men."  "The same is true for transgender status," he continued.

Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life.  YouTube Censored It.  Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company's hate speech policy.  YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday [6/18/2020] email to The Federalist.  Now Heritage is fighting back with a new video, released first to The Federalist, in which Federalist contributor Walt Heyer doubles down.  "I said that children suffering from gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to try experimental hormones in surgery, and I stand by that statement," Heyer emphasizes.  The seven-minute clip, which Heritage will publish on YouTube, includes footage of Heyer's remarks from the original panel, with the allegedly hateful six-word violation bleeped like a curse word.

Thousands Dismiss Social Distancing in Brooklyn for Pro-Black Transgender Rally.  On the same day that thousands of protesters gathered around the Brooklyn Museum in New York to show their support for blacks who want to live as the opposite sex, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday warned that customers flocking to restaurants and bars in the state could lead to another coronavirus lockdown.  "Governor Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers against triggering a second wave of the coronavirus, singling out bars and restaurants in Manhattan and the Hamptons as the worst offenders among 25,000 complaints filed to the state," Bloomberg reported.  "We are not going to go back to that dark place," Cuomo said.  Aerial views posted on social media show people packed like sardines at the Brooklyn protest.

The Supreme Court confuses mental illness with sex.  On Monday [6/15/2020], the Supreme Court concluded that homosexuality and transgenderism are covered under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This post doesn't have enough space to explain why, legally, that is an incorrect decision.  Put simply, the Civil Rights Act does not cover sexual orientation and was never intended to.  If Congress wants to change that, it can; it is not the Supreme Court's role, though, to make that change.  This post focuses only on the fact that the Supreme Court, in Bostock v.  Clayton County, wrongly accepted the premise that transgenderism is part of the homosexuality spectrum.  It is not.  It is a form of mental illness.  The Supreme Court has just said that body dysmorphic disorder is protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Supreme Court rules LGBT workers are protected from job discrimination.  The Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing civil rights legislation protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.  The court's 6-3 decision, written by Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, said a provision in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin also covers gay and lesbian workers.  "An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex.  Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids," Gorsuch wrote in the opinion.

Black Trans Lives Matter protest packs NYC same day Cuomo threatens businesses over street parties, social distancing violations.  Throwing any thoughts of social distancing out the window, thousands of protesters packed the courtyard of the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on Sunday [6/14/2020] to support the Black Trans Lives Matter movement.  But New York businesses better not expect the same warm embrace from Democrats and their media enablers if they dare open their doors for a haircut or a cup of coffee.  When it comes to the perpetually aggrieved left taking to the streets to protest, which has taken on a life all its own, it appears that every subset of marginalized people are to have their moment in the sun — perhaps, a Black Lesbian Lives Matter protest will be coming to a street near you soon.

Polish president:  LGBT 'ideology' worse than communism.  Polish President Andrzej Duda accused the LGBT rights movement of promoting a viewpoint more harmful than communism and said he agreed with another conservative politician who stated that "LGBT is not people, it's an ideology."

Trump finalizes rule defining gender as a person's biological sex.  The Trump administration on Friday [6/12/2020] finalized a regulation that defines gender as a person's biological sex, reversing an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.  The Health and Human Services Department regulation says essentially that "gender identity" is not protected under federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in health care.  The policy shift was long sought by religious and social conservatives.  The Obama administration's regulation defined gender as a person's internal sense of being male, female, neither or a combination.

J.K. Rowling defends her opposition to transgender ideology.  J.K. Rowling — the multimillionaire author known for writing the perpetually popular "Harry Potter" series of novels — penned an essay this week defending her opposition to transgender ideology, claiming that the "deeply misogynistic and regressive" movement is harming young men and women and making women less safe.  Rowling generated significant backlash last year when she tweeted that "sex is real," a noted rebuke of transgender ideology from a popular public figure.  Transgenderism posits that men and women can "identify" as the opposite sex if they feel strongly enough about it, a position that few in any celebrities have challenged as aggressively and publicly as Rowling.

Rainbow pride flag has been raised above the Wisconsin State Capitol in recognition of Pride Month.  In celebration of Pride Month, the rainbow pride flag has been raised above the Wisconsin State Capitol for the second time in state history.  The flag was raised over the East Wing of the Capitol building at 1 p.m.  Friday and will fly until sunset June 30.  In June 2019, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order to raise the pride flag above the state Capitol for the first time in Wisconsin history.  This year, continuing the tradition, the flag has been raised again.

The Editor says...
Fake news alert:  An event that has only happened once is not a tradition; thus, when the event happens for a second time, that's not "continuing the tradition."

House LGBTQ Caucus Brings Back Ban The Bible Bill With Republican Help.  Last week, the Texas House LGBTQ caucus, including founding members Reps.  Mary Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez, Julie Johnson, and Erin Zwiener, introduced their plan to pass a comprehensive "Ban the Bible" bill next session.  While the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus has not published language for the bill, we can all expect it is going to be a long and far-reaching government power grab and they have revealed already that the bill would grant members of the LGBTQ community special privileges in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations.  As you may recall, the five-member LGBTQ Caucus pushed several pieces of legislation during the last Texas Legislative session that sought to criminalize and penalize Christians who did not comply with these special privileges.  For example, a bill that granted special privileges in housing accommodations would have forced women's homeless and abuse shelters to allow men to sleep and shower alongside women.

PA's Transgender Health Secretary Snaps over Reporter Calling Her 'Sir': 'It's Really Insulting'.  Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, the nation's first openly transgender public health secretary, lashed out at a reporter — pleading, "please don't misgender me" — during a media call on Tuesday [5/12/2020]after the reporter referred to Levine as "sir" multiple times.  KDKA Radio talk show host Marty Griffin reportedly referred to Levine, who was born Richard Levine, as "sir" multiple times during the call.

The Editor says...
If you speak with a man over the telephone, it's not obvious that the man is wearing women's clothes.  If he has a man's voice (which he probably does because he's a man), then it's not surprising that someone would call him "sir."

Ellen Degeneres:  Parents Do Not 'Love Their Children Unconditionally' Unless They Support Their Gender Transition.  Talk show host Ellen Degeneres recently made the stunning statement that parents do not "love their children unconditionally" unless they support them transitioning away from their birth gender.  She made the comment while having former NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union on her show to talk about their son Zion, who is a child transitioning to being a girl.  His parents now refer to him as "Zaya," and Wade has become an ambassador of sorts for this kind of child abuse.  Degeneres made the despicable comment while talking with Union about how great her parenting is for harboring their son's gender-bending delusions.

Biden: Gender confirmation surgery is 'medically necessary'.  Joe Biden said sex-change surgery is medically necessary for transgender people while pushing for changes that would require insurers to cover such procedures.  The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the assertion during a Wednesday virtual event with the Human Rights Campaign.  He received a question on how he would ensure gay and transgender people have access to affordable healthcare.

The Editor says...
The barbaric act known as "gender confirmation surgery" is actually an attempt at gender denial and alteration, not confirmation.  At the conclusion of such a procedure, chromosomes have not changed.

Hungary prepares to end legal recognition of trans people.  Hungary's rightwing government looks likely to push through legislation that will end the legal recognition of trans people by defining gender as "biological sex based on primary sex characteristics and chromosomes" and thus making it impossible for people to legally change their gender.  Trans people and rights activists say the law, which has been introduced into parliament as attention is focused on the coronavirus pandemic, will increase discrimination and intolerance towards trans people.  Many will try to leave the country, while those who do not have that chance will face daily humiliations.

Kiddy Cable Network Nickelodeon Celebrating Transgender 'Truth' Day.  Do you let your kids watch the Nickelodeon cable network?  If so they are being inundated with the normalization of Transgenderism.

Nickelodeon 'celebrating transgender people around the world' and 'their truth'.  Nickelodeon told its millions of followers Tuesday that it was all-in for "Trans Day of Visibility."  The home of "SpongeBob SquarePants," "TMNT" and a host of other children's shows posted a baby-blue, pink, and white flag on its Twitter account while touting support for transgender persons around the world.  "Today is International #TransDayOfVisibility," the account tweeted for 3.8 million followers.  "We're celebrating transgender people around the world and the courage it takes to live their truth [...]."

The Editor says...
Transvestites may have their own beliefs, but they don't have their own truth.  A man who wears women's clothing is still a man.

Reflections on a Century of Junk Science.  In early 1987, the widely believed Oprah Winfrey began her show as follows: ["]Hello everybody.  AIDS has both sexes running scared.  Research studies now project that one in five — listen to me, hard to believe — one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years.  That's by 1990.  One in five.  It is no longer just a gay disease.  Believe me.["]  Oprah's audience had no reason to disbelieve.  In 1987, the scare was everywhere.  Virtually all media sources were repeating the same rough message.  "Now No One Is Safe from Aids," proclaimed the cover of Life.  "The disease of them is suddenly the disease of us," added U.S. News & World Report.  The popular magazine covers affirmed just who that us was — white, middle class, heterosexual mid-Americans.  Even the more sober and credible media fed the flames.  "AIDS has infiltrated the heterosexual population," the Washington Post cautioned its readers in November 1987, "and a meteoric rise in reported cases of HIV infection is expected because of false assumptions that AIDS is a homosexual disease."

Carson to Democratic congressman:  Transgender rights don't supersede rights of abused women in shelters.  Ben Carson argued during a congressional hearing this week that the rights of transgender individuals in federally funded homeless shelters do not override the rights of abused women.  The secretary of Housing and Urban Development was speaking during a congressional hearing Wednesday [3/4/2020], where Democratic Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley challenged HUD's stance that federally funded homeless shelters have the right to install bathrooms and sleep areas based on biological sex.

Woman [who was] 'Rushed' Into Gender Reassignment as a Teen [is] Suing NHS.  A woman given gender reassignment therapy as a teen is suing the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust for having "rushed" her into the treatment.  "I wanted to go onto the medical pathway as soon as possible, I was very eager and I was very reluctant about speaking to anyone who would possibly get in the way of that," Keira Bell explained to Sky News.  But after being "rushed" into gender reassignment after "roughly three" short sessions with "no real investigation" into any other underlying mental health problems, she came to realise she was not a boy "born in the wrong body" after all, and that her gender identity crisis had only been a "coping mechanism" for deeper issues.  "I just realised that it hadn't worked after a few years," she recalled.

Democrats Use Migrants to Smuggle the Transgender Ideology into U.S. Law.  Democrat legislators want President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to comply with pro-transgender rules set by President Barack Obama in 2015.  The legislators are pushing the pro-transgender policies despite Trump's policy of reestablishing the legal recognition of fundamental biological differences between men and women Obama sought to abolish.  For example, Obama's pro-transgender policy sought to place migrant men who say they are "transgender women" in detention facilities with women.  Obama's rules would also have provided foreign migrants with expensive hormones that help them change their sexual appearance, even when migrants could not afford those medications in their home countries.

The Wages of Promiscuous Sex Is Death.  A new report by British researchers shows a strong association between the number of one's lifetime sexual partners and one's risk of developing cancer and other serious diseases.  According to a new report published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, women with 10 or more lifetime sexual partners were 91% more likely to develop cancer compared to those with zero to one partner, while men with that number of partners were 64% more likely to contract cancer.  The researchers based their work on the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, a detailed study of 5,722 men and women.  Along with higher cancer rates, they found that women with the high number (10 or more) of sexual partners were far more likely to suffer from a long-term debilitating illnesses.

Ocasio-Cortez Guests on RuPaul Show: 'I Pledge Allegiance to the Drag'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will serve as a guest judge on the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, according to a trailer published Thursday [2/13/2020].  The drag queen contest series, which comes back to VH1 this month, carries a semi-political theme this year and features several political puns.  Ru Paul will preside over the "Ru-nited States of America," the video ad says.  In the video, RuPaul also announces that "the time has come for the first drag queen president."

Biologists propose radical concept that there are only two genders/sexes.  I know a couple of people who are going to be in trouble with the Woke Science Community.  Colin M. Wright, an evolutionary biologist at Penn State, and Emma N. Hilton, a developmental biologist at the University of Manchester, have collaborated on an article published in the Wall Street Journal this week.  They put forth the revolutionary and highly controversial theory that human beings are born as one of two distinct sexes, male and female.  And no amount of philosophical meandering is going to change the incontrovertible medical fact that sex is binary and does not exist on some sort of "spectrum."

UK Judge:  Police acted like the gestapo when they went to man's workplace over a tweet.  A former police officer named Harry Miller posted some tweets about trans rights last year which prompted a visit from the police after one anonymous person complained.  Today, Miller won a partial court victory in the case with the judge suggesting police had gone too far by showing up at Miller's office and, in effect, threatening him into silence: [...] Now that they have lost this case, it's the police who need to check their thinking.

Teen With Aspergers Placed on House Arrest, Fined for Asking Trans Police Officer's Gender.  A teenager with Aspergers was fined nearly $800 and be placed under a strict 3-month curfew for asking an apparently transgender police support officer, "is it a boy or is it a girl?"  Declan Armstrong (19) is said to have offended the officer, Connor Freel, who was reportedly left "upset and embarrassed" by the question.

The Editor says...
If a transvestite goes anywhere in public, he or she should be embarrassed.  It is the transvestite who should be fined, not the sane bystanders.

Trump's Presidency Reveals 7 Undeniable Facts About The Swamp.  [#6] Identity politics and the legislation of social justice policies have stifled the rights of free speech and freedom of association throughout the democratic nations of the western world.  And they materialized as the result of language manipulation.  Remember when gender used to represent male or female?  Yet, in that example, the word "identity" was added after "gender" thus opening a verifiable Pandora's Box of Orwellian Newspeak.  Today in formerly free societies, men and women are forced to navigate Genderqueer and Non-Binary Identities, consisting of an entirely new lexicon including neo-designations such as Agender, Cisgender, Ceterosexual, Ceteroromantic, Demigender, Enby, and Epicene; just to name a few.  Political Correctness is a means of thought control in the bubble, designed to protect imaginary victims from the societal sins of xenophobia, sexism, homophobism, and racism.

Project Veritas:  Warren staffer irked by focus on 'identity politics,' says 'this is why we lose'.  It's not easy being a straight male working on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign in Iowa, judging from the latest Project Veritas undercover sting.  In a hidden-camera video released Monday, a man identified as Iowa field organizer Angel Alicea for the Massachusetts senator complained about the office's emphasis on "identity politics" and trans-inclusive pronouns, adding that he was told by another staffer, "You're the only straight [person] here."

Upper East Side man strangled, mutilated by younger man he met on dating app: cops.  The babyfaced killer from Oklahoma who murdered an Upper East Side man 40 years his senior — after meeting him on a dating app — used a knife or a sharp ceramic object to mutilate his victim's head, a Manhattan prosecutor alleged at his arraignment early Saturday [2/1/2020].  The suspect, 24-year-old Alex Scott, had met 64-year-old Kenneth Savinski on Wednesday, the same day he allegedly killed him in a "vicious, ferocious, crime scene attack," Assistant District Attorney Shira Arnow said.

Florida considering a ban on sex-change surgeries for children; Democrats opposed.  TheBlaze has learned that a key committee in the Florida legislature has agreed to take up a bill proposed by a conservative lawmaker that, if passed, would outlaw injecting children with puberty blockers and performing sex-change surgeries on them in the state.  Members of the Health Quality Subcommittee will debate Republican Rep. Anthony Sabatini's "Vulnerable Child Protection Act" on Monday.  Sabatini's legislation would make it a crime for doctors to perform surgeries on children that "sterilize" children, alter their genitals, or inject them with controversial "puberty blockers."  Under the new law, medical professionals who perform said procedures could face felony charges, fines, and imprisonment.

NY state park to be renamed after transgender advocate.  A New York state park in Brooklyn will be named after LGBTQ activist Marsha P. Johnson.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the renaming of East River State Park during the Human Rights Campaign's greater New York gala on Saturday [2/1/2020].  The Democratic governor said the park renaming shows New York "is the progressive capital of the nation."

Democrats Don't Care About American Lives.  Democrats' vision for the perfect America includes transforming her into a wild, wild west of sex, a society in which every perversion is legalized and citizens are forced to celebrate.  A memo exposed Obama's DoJ plan to legalize 12 perversions including pedophilia and bestiality.  Colleges are laying the groundwork by scolding us about our bigoted intolerance of pedophiles.  Democrats are sexualizing children beginning in pre-k with a mandatory LGBTQ curriculum.  I Am Jazz, a book about a boy whose parents began his so-called sex change at age three, is required reading.  Once you realize that Democrats only care about furthering their agenda and American lives do-not- matter, you understand their behavior.  U.S. students are sick with strange diseases due to untested illegal alien children being sent to public schools.  Transsexuals who regret having sex change surgery are blocked from media.

Long Island's largest LGBT nonprofit scrutinized by state.  Long Island's largest LGBT nonprofit is being scrutinized by the state over the way it handles the millions of taxpayer dollars it receives each year, The [New York] Post has learned.  A series of questionable bookkeeping moves by the LGBT Network of Long Island — which oversees LI's Pride Parade and is headed by prominent gay activist David Kilmnick and hubby Robert Vitelli — prompted reviews by the state Department of Health and Office of the State Comptroller, according to the agencies and documents obtained by The Post.  The Network — which doles out everything from condoms to substance-abuse services — is now reining in its hiring and spending, according to employees.

Utah bans "conversion therapy" for minor children who may have no idea what 'LGBTQ' even is.  Utah has become the first truly conservative state to implement regulations banning "conversion therapy" for "LGBTQ" children after it received backing from the influential Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).  As reported by the UK's Daily Mail, Utah's ban of the "discredited practice" makes it the 19th state to do so and, because of its deep conservative leanings, paves the way for other right-leaning states to do so as well, according to advocates.  "It's really given people a lot of hope," sand Shannon Minter, the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.  Her group is hoping that other purple or red states will now follow suit.  Already lawmakers in Virginia, Texas and Kentucky are considering banning the practice.

'Stories of Pain and Misery' Moved Lawmaker to Take Action on Childhood Gender Transition.  State Rep. Fred Deutsch didn't set out to be a trailblazer.  He just wanted to protect kids.  But if his South Dakota bill stops children from being mutilated, then all of the nasty emails will have been worth it.  At least in one state, hurting teens will have a chance at a normal life — not the suffering so many activists are pushing them toward.  When legislators bundled up for work Jan. 22 in Pierre, some of them were on their way to make history.  For the first time in America, a state was holding a hearing on whether minors under 16 should be allowed to surgically or chemically alter their sex.

Gay Drag Queen Admits That Story Hour Events Expose Kids to Lifestyle of 'Nudity, Sex and Drugs'.  A homosexual drag queen is speaking out against "Drag Queen Story Hour" events, claiming it is inappropriate to expose children to the lascivious lifestyle associated with these flamboyant cross-dressers.  "What in the hell has a drag queen ever done to make you have so much respect for them, and admire them so much?" said drag queen Kitty Demure, who operates out of San Bernardino, CA.  "Other than put on make-up and jump on the floor and writhe around and do sexual things on stage?"  "I have absolutely no idea why you would want that to influence your child.  Would you want a stripper or a porn-star to influence your child?  It makes no sense at all," Demure added.

The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement.  Not long ago, the gay rights movement was a small group of people struggling to follow their dispositions within a larger heterosexual culture.  Gays and lesbians were underdogs, vastly outnumbered and loosely organized, sometimes subject to discrimination and abuse.  Their story was tragic, their suffering dramatized by AIDS and Rock Hudson, Brokeback Mountain and Matthew Shepard.  Today's movement, however, looks nothing like that band of persecuted outcasts.  The LGBT rights agenda — note the addition of "T" — has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society.  Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy.  Consider the following case.  Jon Stryker is the grandson of Homer Stryker, an orthopedic surgeon who founded the Stryker Corporation.  Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Stryker Corporation sold $13.6 billion in surgical supplies and software in 2018.  Jon, heir to the fortune, is gay.  In 2000 he created the Arcus Foundation, a nonprofit serving the LGBT community, because of his own experience coming out as homosexual.

Made to Order Colorado Birth Certificates.  Colorado has enacted legislation, effective Jan. 1, allowing adults born in Colorado to secure a new birth certificate reflecting a self-designated gender other than as recorded on an original birth certificate.  That legislation is unwise, unethical, dangerous, and, surely to be contended by some, unlawful. [...] Impersonation is an act of pretending to be another person for the purposes of entertainment or fraud.  Criminal impersonation includes pretending to be another individual in order to deceive others or gain some advantage, benefit, or thing of value.  Since impersonation can also include assuming a fake identity with intent to defraud another, persons of one sex impersonating the opposite sex may be in violation of law when seeking an advantage such as access to opposite-sex bathrooms or when surreptitiously advancing intimate relationships with unsuspecting persons who would find such a relationship abhorrent.

Shoving 'Transgender Regret' Back in the Closet.  It is a startling reaction, but LGBTQ advocates are continuing their campaign to ostracize "transgender" people who want to return to their birth sex.  Charlie Evans fits the profile of a "former transgender" who felt shunned by LGBTQ members and was labeled a "traitor." [...] Pulling back the curtain on Evans' regrets, and others like her, couldn't come at a worse time for the LGBTQ community.  They literally can't afford to have hundreds of "retransitioning" transsexuals come between them and their dream of getting more taxpayers to foot the bill for sex-change procedures.  Apparently "former transsexuals" fail to fit their romanticized narrative on how to achieve "gender inclusivity".  Leftist advocates can't be bothered with examining the tragic details of devastated health and ruined lives of transsexuals, but rather must stick with their ideology foisted on the public.

Not Pushing Back Fuels LGBT Tyranny.  It blows my mind that people worldwide are having their lives destroyed and are even thrown in jail for asserting that marriage is between one man and one woman or for stating the scientific fact that a man cannot change into a woman.  British tax expert Maya Forstarter was fired for tweeting, "Men cannot change into women."  A campaign has been launched to destroy the life of famed author J.K. Rowling for simply agreeing with Forstarter.  In Iowa, 30-year-old Adolfo Martinez was sentenced to over 16 years in prison for tearing down a LGBT flag from a church and burning it.  Fake news media would celebrate Martinez as a hero had he burned a U.S. Flag.  In their disdain for Christianity, LGBT minions at Netflix have a comedy depicting Jesus as a homosexual.  2.3 million signed a petition protesting the comedy.  I guarantee Netflix would never dare portray Mohammad as a homosexual.

When You Read About the Transgender Nonsense, Please Remember This.  One need not be a proponent of strict fundamentalist sex/gender division to see the wisdom and moral appropriateness of celebrating sex/gender distinction.  Healthy societies embrace that binary; unhealthy ones will exacerbate it, or diminish it.  We cannot outsmart the Creator of that binary, after all.  Our vain efforts to liberate ourselves from the natural laws He instituted have never and will never result in greater human happiness, freedom, or flourishing.  That needs to be, it has to be the motivating factor for those of us who are opposed to the moral quagmire modern sexual revolutionaries are creating.  Honoring all beings made in the image of God will always begin by honoring God.  Failure to do the latter will never result in the former.

Methodist church announces plan to split into pro- and anti-gay branches.  Leaders of the United Methodist church — America's second-largest Protestant denomination — have announced plans to split the church in two after years of division over same-sex marriage.  The plan, if approved at the church's worldwide conference in Minneapolis in May, would divide the denomination into two branches: a traditionalist branch that opposes gay marriage and the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clergy, and a more tolerant branch that will allow same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy.

Report: "Transgenders" More Likely to Kill Than be Killed; Overrepresented Among Pedophiles.  It's fairly well known that "transgenders" have a very high suicide rate, especially after undergoing so-called sex reassignment surgery.  But barely known, and contrary to modern myth, is that they're also more likely to commit murder than to be murdered, according to a recent report.  In fact, the report finds that Made-up Sexual Status (MUSS, or "trans") individuals are actually less likely to be homicide victims than normal people are.

Ex-Trans Man Reverses 'Non-Binary' Sex Designation in Blow to LGBT Movement.  This month, the first person to obtain a legal "non-binary" sex designation has successfully petitioned the court originally responsible for his "non-binary" status to order that the sex on his birth certificate be restored to "male."  In documents exclusively provided to PJ Media, James Shupe's petition described his "non-binary" designation as a "psychologically harmful legal fiction."  He told PJ Media he hopes this decision will prevent a woman currently seeking "non-binary" recognition from following the same lies.  "The charade of not being male, the legal fiction, it's over," James Shupe told PJ Media on Tuesday [12/31/2019].

The Gay Mafia Comes to Idaho.  These are the people to whom peaceful coexistence isn't enough — who need you to agree with everything they do, and to do it smiling, even to support them while they do it.  If there's a dress code at work, they show up wearing drag to annoy you — and threaten to sue if anyone complains.  They march in parades wearing bondage gear in front of children.  If you praise a man for being manly, you'll end up in H.R.  If your three-year-old son wears a dress one day, they push you to cut off his gonads.  They push for Elsa to be a lesbian and for Bert and Ernie to be gay lovers.  They came up with a new pronoun yesterday, and if you don't use it perfectly today, they'll sue you.  They consider Drag Queen Story Hour the height of civilization and berate anyone who won't have sex with a transgender (a thing known, to even the radical feminists, as rape culture).  We heard that these people wanted equality, but what they really want is to rule us.  No other group in American history has ever had such privilege, or carte blanche in general.

Good Public-school Teachers Under Siege.  [Scroll down]  One of the children prefers the plural pronoun "they," while the other, who claims not to be a boy or a girl, prefers "zee."  Seriously.  After that, the two children discuss the alleged need to "educate" their own teachers, especially substitutes, on the supposed importance of using the newly invented pronouns that students choose for themselves.  If that all sounds crazy, that's because it is.  Teachers are already finding themselves in hot water for refusing to play along with the madness.  Indeed, teachers such as Peter Vlaming at West Point High School in Virginia have already been fired from their jobs for refusing to refer to girls using male pronouns, and vice-versa.  In California, teachers say they are required to submit to the gender madness or be fired, too.

Transgender worker suing Nike for $1.1 million cites pronoun abuses.  A transgender former Nike contractor is seeking $1.1 million in damages from the sporting goods giant for allegedly allowing gender identity-based harassment.  According to a civil lawsuit filed this week, Nike and Mainz Brady Group, a staffing firm that hired workers for Nike, discriminated against computer engineer Jazz Lyles, who identifies as transmasculine and prefers the pronouns they/them/their.

Iowa man who burned LGBTQ flag sentenced to 16 years.  An Iowa man who was found guilty of lighting a local church's LGBTQ flag on fire was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Wednesday.  Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty last month of a hate crime, third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire after admitting to police in June that he stole a pride banner hanging outside the Ames United Church of Christ and set it on fire using lighter fluid about two blocks away outside the Dangerous Curves Gentleman's Club, The Des Moines Register reported.  Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said in June that the hate crime charge was added because Mr. Martinez targeted the church's property because of "what it represents as far as sexual orientation."

Transgenders Attack Gays and Lesbians for Refusal to Accept Them as Athletes and Same Sex Lovers.  In October 2018, biological male Rachel McKinnon took the gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.  Afterwards, he took to Twitter to condemn as "transphobic bigots" anyone who pointed out that his "victory" consisted of a man competing in an all-women's event.  He called mandatory testosterone suppression for transgender athletes a human rights violation.  Last February, nine-time Wimbledon singles champion and lesbian Martina Navratilova caused an uproar when she wrote that it is "insane" and "cheating" that biological men are allowed to compete in women's sports.  For stating the obvious, Navratilova was immediately expelled from the LGBTQ advocacy group Athlete Ally for alleged "transphobia."  The BBC withdrew its invitation to Fair Play for Women to discuss Navratilova's comments after public pressure from the aforementioned McKinnon himself.

Transgender homicide rate 'remarkably low' despite cries of 'national epidemic'.  Calls to combat a purported epidemic of killings targeting transgender people, especially women of color, are rising, even though U.S. data indicates that people who identify as members of the opposite sex are less likely to end up as homicide victims than their non-transgender counterparts.  Kentucky State University associate professor Wilfred Reilly found that the 2017 homicide death rate for transgender people was about 1.48 per 100,000, less than a third of the overall murder rate of about 5 per 100,000 and a fraction of the rate for men in general (6.68) or black people (18.8).

Andy Ngo Suspended From Twitter for Stating Facts.  Journalist Andy Ngo gets a lot of abuse.  We saw what Antifa thugs did to him for trying to cover their activities in Portland.  The liberal Silicon Valley establishment doesn't treat him any better.  When he risked traumatizing Chelsea Clinton by exposing her to factual reality, Twitter suspended him.  Ngo's thought crime was tweeting this:  "The US is one of the safest countries for trans people.  The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population.  Also, who is behind the murders?  Mostly black men."

The Motives Behind the False Narrative on Islam and the West.  [Scroll down]  Or consider how leftists/liberals/progressives, who forever whine against any vestige of Western traditionalism, habitually make common cause with Islam — despite the latter's truly oppressive qualities.  Thus feminists denounce the Western "patriarchy" — but say nothing against the Muslim treatment of women as chattel; homosexuals denounce Christian bakeries — but say nothing against the Muslim execution of homosexuals; multiculturalists denounce Christians who refuse to suppress their faith to accommodate the religious sensibilities of Muslim minorities — but say nothing against the entrenched and open Muslim persecution of Christians.

Goldman Sachs Tells Employees:  Use Transgender Pronouns to Become an 'Ally'.  "Proactively share your pronouns to foster an environment of respect and awareness (ex:  "Hi, I'm Karen!  My pronouns are she/hers.  Welcome to the team!")," Goldman directed its staffers November 22.  The company's "diversity and inclusion" group posted the document on November 22, instructing employees to stop using pronouns which recognize the average biological, physiological, and psychological distinctions between men and women[.]

South Carolina State Rep Wants to Prevent Gender Reassignment for Children.  A South Carolina state legislator has prefiled a bill that would prevent people younger than 18-years-old from undergoing so-called gender transitions.  The Youth Gender Reassignment Prevention Act prefiled by Republican Rep. Stewart Jones states that "A person under the age of eighteen years is prohibited from undergoing gender reassignment medical treatment in the State of South Carolina."  The text of the bill further explains that "Gender reassignment medical treatment" means any health care to facilitate the transitioning of a patient's assigned gender identity to the gender identity experienced and defined by the patient."

Transgender People Claim Gays Are 'Transphobic' For Declining Sex With Them.  Gender transition can leave transgender people in a bit of a bind about their sexual desirability.  While a transgender female may look, act, and feel masculine and exhibit male tendencies, she is just as female as any other female.  If she is interested in either gay men or straight women, she could find herself perpetually attracted to individuals who are not going to be interested in her simply because of her vagina.  The same holds true for transgender men who have retained their penises.  If they are into lesbian women or straight men, those two demographics will most likely be turned off by their body parts.  This has got to be a painful, difficult, and kind of tragic place to be.  The solution?  Blame transphobia.

The "Right" to Remain Silent about Your HIV Status.  Call me old-fashioned, but I think that people who have unprotected sex with others without informing them that they're HIV-positive are downright rude. [...] Sorry, fruitcakes — this is a situation where your legendarily fragile feelings must take a back seat to public safety.  You can shoot at someone with a loaded gun and entirely miss your target, and it will still be charged as attempted murder.  Having unprotected sex with someone and not telling them you're HIV-positive should be treated the same way.

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill that could ban transgender teenagers from getting surgery, hormone therapy or antidepressants.  Lawmakers in South Carolina want to make it illegal for doctors to operate on or prescribe hormones and possibly even antidepressants to transgender children and teenagers, according to a bill proposed last week.  If signed into law, the bill would make any medical efforts toward gender reassignment impossible for anyone under 18.  The legislation even aims to outlaw drugs to treat 'symptoms of clinically significant distress resulting from gender dysphoria,' including depression or anxiety that arise from being assigned a gender at birth that doesn't match a young person's identity.

Creepy New Sprite Commercial Sells Transgenderism and Breast Binding, Not Soda.  In an inexplicable move, Sprite has released a new commercial that has nothing to do with soda and everything to do with force-feeding the public transgender theology dressed up as love and acceptance.  [Video clip]

Meet the 'detransitioners': the women who became men - and now want to go back.  'How could I remove my healthy breasts when I'd seen my mother lose one of hers to cancer?" asks Charlie Evans.  Until recently, the science writer from Margate identified as transgender, convinced, along with increasing numbers of young women, that she had been born in the wrong body.  After undergoing a 'social transition', for which she changed her name from Charlotte, as well as her pronouns, her passport and driving licence, in order to live as her chosen sex, she refused to go through with the gender reassignment operation that would give her the sexual characteristics she thought she wanted.

Chick-fil-A to End Donations to Christian Charities after LGBT Backlash.  Chick-fil-A said Monday [11/18/2019] that it has stopped donations to several Christian organizations after receiving backlash from LGBT rights activists over the last several weeks.  The U.S. fast food chain said that as it expands, it will no longer donate to the Salvation Army, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which opposes same-sex marriage.  The company's charity, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to the two organizations.

The Editor says...
Big Mistake.  If you give them an inch, they will demand a mile.  If you tolerate transvestites in the streets, pretty soon the transvestites will be entertaining little kids at the public library.  If you allow a man to "identify" as a woman, pretty soon you will find him in the women's restroom.  If you legitimize same-sex marriage, pretty soon you'll be forced to supply the wedding cake for such an abomination.  And if you object to any of this, you'll be called a bigot.

Conservatives Are Now Getting Expelled From the Scientific Community Over LGBT Issues.  LGBT activists have weaponized two scientific societies to cut off a major Mormon university from their international community of scientists.  The American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Washington, D.C., and the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Colorado pulled job ads from Brigham Young University (BYU) after facing complaints over BYU's Honor Code, which prohibits homosexual conduct among students and staff.  This is unlikely to stop with the AGU and GSA and is likely to lead to blacklisting far more schools than just BYU.  LGBT activists complained that the geological societies had listed a job posting from BYU on their job boards.  While the societies originally stood up to pressure, they eventually caved as the activists went public.

Report: Hollywood Adds More LGBT Characters to TV, Cable, Streaming — Now 488 Total.  GLAAD, an organization that seeks to accelerate "acceptance of the LGBT community" in American culture, released its 2019 report, Where We Are on TV, and applauded the TV and cable entertainment industries for adding more LGBT characters to their programs.  "Of the 879 regular characters scheduled to appear on broadcast scripted primetime television this season, 90 (10.2 percent) are LGBTQ," states the report.  There are also some 30 recurring LGBTQ characters, making a total of 120.  That's up from last year's 113 regular and recurring LGBTQ roles.

The Editor says...
If you haven't done so already, you should take all of the television sets out of your house and leave them at the curb for the next garbage truck.  When I got rid of my last TV in 1980, it was the programming was boring, shallow, insipid, and a waste of time.  Now, almost 40 years later, the programming is offensive, demeaning, pernicious, blasphemous, and destructive.  The commercials are nearly as bad, and the so-called "local news" is nothing but an infomercial for big government.

The Salvation Army took on LGBTQ activists and won.  A familiar sight during the holiday season is the iconic red kettle used by The Salvation Army for donations.  Volunteers stand next to the kettle and ring a bell as passersby walk into grocery stores or retail stores.  Who would protest when a British singer announced her agreement to partner with the international charity?  The perpetually outraged Twitter mob, of course. [...] The LGBTQ mob came for her.  What is the problem, you might ask?  Goulding's fans bashed her by claiming The Salvation Army has an anti-LGBTQ agenda, which is an old trope coming from the left.  Like many people who live for social media approval, Goulding didn't take the criticism well.  She caved, initially, and made a demand that The Salvation Army 'very quickly make a solid, committed pledge or donation to LGBTQ community' in order for her to carry through with her partnership with the charity.  Sounds like extortion, doesn't it?

Teachers and Trans Students Are Clashing Over Whose Rights Come First.  Aidyn Sucec remembers how much better he felt toward the end of eighth grade when, after years of struggling with his identity, he told his family he was transgender.  It was the spring of 2017, and Aidyn's anxiety and depression began to lift as people embraced the teenager as "him." [...] Before Aidyn, who was designated female at birth, started at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana that fall, his mother, Laura Sucec, worked with school officials to make sure his new name and gender would be logged into Brownsburg's database.  She wanted to be sure teachers knew him as Aidyn and didn't use his former name — his "dead name" — when addressing him.

The Editor says...
Someone who is female is not just "designated female at birth."  Addressing a female with masculine pronouns does not change that person into a male.  Genes identify one as male or female, not clothes or school records.  Confusion and misconception are not remedied by more confusion.

American Psychological Association Demands Using Plural Pronouns For Nonbinary Individuals.  In what appears to be one of the most remarkable examples of irony in left-wing "progress," the LGBT left is celebrating the American Psychological Association's style guide adopting "they/them" as the official pronoun designation for nonbinary people.  LGBTQ Nation tweeted, "With this move, the APA is recognizing the existence of nonbinary people and inviting others to understand them better."  This change follows the highly publicized revelation of British singer Sam Smith changing his personal pronouns to "they" and "them" and stating, "I hope you can see me like I see myself now."  This style guide change represents a moment of truth for the LGBT left in erasing individuality to celebrate absolute personal customization of identity.

The Editor says...
This "customization" is far from customary.

Double Standard:  Liberals Demand Conservative Justices Recuse Themselves From LGBT Cases.  Last week, the liberal group Take Back the Court sent a letter to Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh, demanding they recuse themselves from three cases involving LGBT issues.  Alito and Kavanaugh had met with Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which has filed an amicus brief in three cases involving alleged employment discrimination against gay and transgender people.  Yet liberal justices have also met with academics who had filed amicus briefs in active Supreme Court cases.

T-Mobile Forces its Employees to Use 'Transgender Language'.  he cell phone brand T-Mobile is implementing workplace policies that force its employees, as well as customers, to use language addressing so-called "transgender" individuals, according to Breitbart.  In a press statement issued on November 6th, the company declared that it would be "launching new optional name badges for all retail employees that can include employees' personal pronouns."  The statement also said that "employees are encouraged to add pronouns to email addresses and kick off meetings by sharing pronouns."

GLAAD: We Want '20% Of Series Regular Characters' To Be 'LGBTQ By 2025'.  On Thursday [11/7/2019], GLAAD published its annual "Where We Are on TV" report, which examines the number of LGBTQ characters on television.  In the opening paragraphs of the report, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis states that television plays a crucial role in our culture when it comes to "changing hearts and minds."  She adds that according to a study, "less than one-quarter of Americans have a close friend or family member who is transgender," which means many Americans "learn about trans people from what they see in television, movies, and news."

Elizabeth Warren:  Black Trans Women Are the Backbone of Our Democracy.  In case any of you are unfamiliar with this group, Black Womxn is "an organizing collective of leaders, activists, artists, writers, and political strategists from across the country in the fight for Black Liberation.  The last presidential election laid bare what many Black women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself."  Anyway, this organization has just given its endorsement to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  Which is very nice for Elizabeth and certainly she has to express her gratitude for their vote of confidence.  But she took it a little too far.

Mastercard offers transgender persons 'True Name' feature: 'Unconditional acceptance'.  Mastercard says it's one step closer to "unconditional acceptance" of LGBTQ community with the addition of a "True Name" feature on cards.  Transgender and nonbinary Mastercard customers will no longer have to explain discrepancies between their legal name and their "true" name.  The move was applauded this week by GLAAD.

7-year-old at center of transgender custody battle opts to attend school as a boy.  James Younger, the 7-year-old at the center of the transgender custody battle, has decided to attend school as a boy.  Younger's father, Jeffrey Younger, was blocked by a Texas judge after refusing to cooperate with the child's mother, Anne Georgulas, as she allowed the child to transition from male to female.  Georgulas claimed James Younger identified as a woman and wanted to be called Luna, something Jeffery Younger refused to do.

The Sentence a Doctor Cannot Say on YouTube.  There is a sentence so devastating to liberal dogma that a doctor is not allowed to speak it in a YouTube video.  Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, is the thought criminal who had to be censored.  The forbidden sentence:  "See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm, you're mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you're transgender."  Dr Cretella has plenty more to say that the liberal establishment won't like regarding just how evil it is to sacrifice children to the transgender agenda:  [Video clip]

Ex-Florida school official who is HIV-positive gets 35 years in sex crimes case.  A former Florida middle school assistant principal who molested at least one teenager — without revealing he was HIV-positive — has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison.  Kyle Dale Ritsema, 36, was charged with producing, distributing and possessing child pornography for enticing a 14-year-old boy into unprotected sex five times, and is believed to have targeted other teens "and on several occasions sexually abused them," federal prosecutors in Florida said.

YouTube Bans Daily Signal Video On Gender Transitions Over 'Hate Speech'.  The Daily Signal, the Heritage Foundation's investigative reporting, news, and commentary outlet, says that one of their videos, a YouTube testimonial from a pediatrician about gender transition surgery for children, was censored by YouTube for "hate speech."  According to the Daily Signal's Kate Trinko, the group's 2017 video starring Dr. Michelle Cretella, "pediatrician with many years' experience and the executive director of the American Academy of Pediatricians," was pulled off YouTube because, in the video, Cretella suggested that, "if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you're mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you're transgender."

Pediatric Endocrine Society Falsely Claims Puberty Blockers Are 'Reversible'.  The Pediatric Endocrine Society has released a new statement that claims puberty blockers are a part of "gender-affirming care" for children with gender dysphoria and are a "reversible treatment that decreases the distress of having the 'wrong' puberty." [...] The Society's claim of reversibility may be a defensive statement in response to the increasingly vocal uprising against administering puberty blockers to children who suffer from a sense their gender is not compatible with their biological sex.

T(y)ranny Triumphant, Part I: Transmenstrual Cyclists.  Ask yourself why trannies have become so important to the left.  It has nothing to do with votes — there aren't enough trannies in the U.S. to impact any election — and tranny issues score terribly in swing states (even acromegalic stopped clock Bill Maher understands that there's zero electoral advantage in pandering to trannies).  It's not about money; trannies are more than twice as likely as normies to live in poverty.  It's not about energizing the Democrat base; blacks and Latinos have other, more pressing concerns.  So if it's not about votes, and it's not about money, and it's not about pleasing the faithful, what [...] is it about?

Transgender Clinics Prescribe 'Testosterone like Candy,' Says Gay Author.  Women and girls are being sucked into the sex change industry by reckless clinics that give out "testosterone like candy," says Andrew Sullivan, the sometimes-conservative gay activist.  Sullivan's break from the transgender movement comes after he met with a group of women who have walked away from their teenage claims of being transgender.

Female Offenders:  Perpetrators, Predators, and Pedophiles.  A survey done by California Coalition against Sexual Assault revealed that one in three lesbians admitted to being sexually assaulted by another female.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control then completed its own national survey, and the results were surprising.  Men were just as likely to be victims of sexual assault over the course of one year and, in 79% of cases, reported a woman as the perpetrator.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) showed that in 58% of cases, when a woman sexually assaulted a man, she used violence (and 41% of the time when it's a female-on-female sexual assault).  The BJS also looked at rape in U.S. prisons, and its findings were even more startling.  According to BJS data, a woman is much more likely to be sexually assaulted by another female inmate than by male staff and also more likely than men are in male prisons, shattering the stereotype of prison rape being a male-on-male scenario.  Even more disturbing is that in nearly every case of a minor (regardless of sex) being sexually assaulted in a juvenile detention facility, the perpetrator was female.

State Sen. Scott Dibble says he's the victim of a revenge porn scheme.  Minnesota state Sen. Scott Dibble said Friday that he is the victim of revenge porn after a former intimate partner sent explicit images to Dibble's colleagues, a crime that comes just days after a junior congresswoman from California stepped down in a similar situation.  In his surprise statement, Dibble revealed that for the past five months he has been harassed by "a former friend."  "I was involved in a brief intimate and consensual relationship with this person," wrote Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis.

Christian Hymn Society Releases 'Queer Hymns' for LGBTQIA2S+.  The ecumenical, non-profit Hymn Society released the hymnal in July but it was publicized just last week by Anglican Journal, the publication of the Anglican Church of Canada, which praised the work for offering "further potential for music as a source of affirmation and inclusion."

LGBT Activists Won't Admit Anything's Wrong With A Man Flashing Children During Drag Queen Story Hour.  There is little room for polite interpretation when the headline reads "Drag Queen Flashes Crotch to Children During 'Story Hour' Event," as RedState reported on Oct. 29.  Rather than hyperbole or an overreaction, the headline describes the event very literally.  On Oct. 18, 2019, an organization called Child Protection League Action posted a disturbing photo taken at a Minnesota public library featuring a drag queen sitting in a chair with his legs spread open, revealing his crotch to the children sitting in front of him.  The photo was taken mid-movement, with the presenter clearly in the middle of a performance, and looks accidental.  It is unclear if nudity is involved, but the image perfectly demonstrates the concern of conservatives and parents everywhere.  Adult entertainment is not suitable for children.

Georgia Representative's Bill Makes Treating Kids for Gender Transition a Felony.  Georgia State Representative Ginny Ehrhart is taking aim at the medical profession and its role in giving children life-altering, gender-changing treatment by making it a felony to engage in the controversial practice.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported on the legislation, which the Cobb County lawmaker said "aims to protect children from having irreversible procedures done when they are young."

The Pronoun Police Are Out to Destroy Children.  [Scroll down]  It is highly doubtful that young people will ever learn that hundreds of transgender people want to re-assume their sex, but the mutilation cannot be undone.  Will they ever be informed that "[a] U.S. researcher recently did a study that confirmed at least two 13-year-old girls and five 14-year-old girls have been given double mastectomies as a result of identifying as transgender"?  Moreover, a review of the research available on this topic found that "[o]nly a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood.'"  Will young people ever learn that "long term studies of people who underwent sex reassignment [sic] surgery had death rates three times higher from all causes?"

Texas Republicans Push Back Against Child 'Transgender' Medical Treatments.  Texas lawmakers plan to make forcing children into "transgender" medical treatments a major issue in the next legislative session in the wake of the custody battle engulfing seven-year-old James Younger, whose mother reportedly affirms he is a transgender child named "Luna."  The Texas custody case has sparked action on the part of state Republican lawmakers who say they will consider legislation that would ban puberty blockers for children with gender dysphoria or label a decision to "transition" a minor child as child abuse.

Rachel McKinnon Is a Cheat and a Bully.  Rachel McKinnon — the so-called defending "world champion" of women's track cycling — is a man.  I'll repeat that so my meaning cannot be misconstrued.  He is a man.  Maybe my kind-hearted reader is offended by this blunt phrasing.  Why am I calling McKinnon a man — when, perhaps for complicated reasons, he would rather be called a woman?  Why don't I compromise and call him a "trans woman," as others do?  Or be polite and address him by "she/her" pronouns, like everyone else in the media?  Well, I'll tell you why, since you asked.  This is precisely the well-meant, tragically naïve logic that has enabled a structure of lies and tyranny to be erected around us, a structure that most cannot opt out of without incurring an enormous social cost.  It is a structure in which cheating and viciousness are rewarded while civility and truth-telling are punished.

The Naked Democrat.  When Katie Hill ran for Congress in 2018, her open bisexuality was part of her campaign message.  Indeed, so often did Ms. Hill proclaim herself to be bisexual that some of her rivals suggested she was exploiting this to gain endorsements (and money) from the LGBT organizations that exercise a powerful influence in Democratic Party politics.  During the 2018 midterm campaign, when feminists and gay-rights activists were among the loudest voices of the anti-Trump mob, the Democrats nominated lesbian or bisexual women in several key races. [...] At no point in the enthusiastic media coverage of Ms. Hill's campaign against Republican Steve Knight in California's 25th District, however, did any reporter ask, "Exactly what does 'bisexual' mean?" [...] The arrangement between Ms. Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, was apparently what is nowadays called "polyamory," but used to be called "swinging" or "wife-swapping."

Drag Queen at Library Drag Queen Story Time Appears to Flash Children.  It would seem there's moral decay afoot in the land of drag queen perverts reading to impressionable young babes.  I'd act surprised but my parents were courteous enough to refrain from using my head as a kickball.  Not sure I can say the same for any parent who takes their child to a library with the intent of sitting their precious offspring in front of men who dance at strip clubs.

Target Donates $100,000 to Create More James Younger Tragedies with 'Trans' Education for Kids.  It has become en vogue for monolithic corporations to promote the LGBT agenda in recent years, and Target is among the worst culprits of this trend.  The retailer is putting $100,000 toward a front for LGBT education that aims to cultivate an entire generation of children like James Younger.  According to LifeSiteNews, Target has announced that they are giving $100,000 to GLSEN. GLSEN is an organization that advertises itself as "the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students."'

Why It's Probably Not A Coincidence That The Mother Transing Her 7-Year-Old Isn't Biologically Related.  The story of seven-year-old James, whom his mother has pressured to become "Luna," has been all over my newsfeed.  The messy custody battle deserves every second of our click-bait-prone attention:  Jeffrey Younger, James's father, wants to keep his son's body intact, while Anne Georgulas, James's mother, wants to allow for "treatment" that would physically and chemically castrate him.  The havoc that divorce wreaks in a child's life is mainstage in this tragic case.  Most of us children of divorce quickly learn to act one way with mom and another way with dad.  We can switch to a different set of rules, diet, family members, bedtime, screen time limits, and political convictions in that 20-minute ride from mom's house to dad's.

Transgendering Children is the New 'Munchhausen by Proxy' Child Abuse.  Munchhausen by Proxy is a familiar and ugly behavior in which parents, often mothers, seek attention by attributing illnesses to their children.  They successfully convince children, bystanders, sometimes even medical professionals, that their children are sick.  And they do this, often, by poisoning their children or otherwise interfering with their health.  The James Younger case seems to be showing some of the familiar symptoms of Munchhausen by Proxy.

Texas Court Gives 7-Year-Old Boy A Reprieve From Transgender Treatments.  In a closely watched Dallas, Texas, child custody case, Judge Kim Cooks put aside the disappointing jury's verdict of Monday against the father and ruled Thursday that Jeffrey Younger now has equal joint conservatorship with the mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, of their twin boys.  The mother no longer has unfettered authority to manipulate her 7-year old boy into gender transition.  Instead both mother and father will share equally in medical, psychological, and other decision-making for the boys.  Additionally, the judge changed the custody terms to give Younger an equal amount of visitation time with his sons, something that had been severely limited.

Judge in Texas rules parents must make joint decision in gender transition case.  A judge ruled on Thursday [10/24/2019] that a 7-year-old child in Texas would remain under a joint managing conservatorship of both parents — the father has been in a desperate battle to keep the boy from undergoing a gender transition championed by the biological male's mother.  The Texan reported that Judge Kim Cooks gave the two parents, Jeff Younger, the father, and the mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, joint decision-making over all medical, dental and psychiatric care for their kids.

Father of James Younger Reacts to Courtroom Victory for Son's Gender.  Jeffrey Younger, father of seven-year-old James Younger, emerged from a Texas courtroom Thursday [10/24/2019] with a smile after a judge ruled that James' parents will have joint conservatorship over their son — a decision which includes making medical decisions for him.

Video Surfaces of "Trans" Child From Texas Custody Battle Saying His Mother Tells Him He's a Girl.  The case of James Younger, a seven-year-old boy from Texas who was recently the central figure in a custody battle between a father trying to protect his son from an abusive mother, has now taken a much larger spotlight on the national stage.  The case revolves around James's supposed decision to be a transgender girl.  The father, Jeff Younger, maintains that James prefers to be a boy and only seems to act as if he wants to be feminine around his mother, Anne Georgulas, and that these thoughts of transgenderism are a direct result of his mother's influence.

The Editor says...
One can quickly and easily surmise that the mother hates men, would rather have a daughter than a son, and has put this poor kid in the middle of a mess that was not his idea.

'Child abuse': Texas officials investigating case of 7-year-old boy transitioning to girl in defiance of father's wishes.  Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that two government departments are investigating after a jury returned a verdict against Jeffrey Younger, who was petitioning for full custody of his son, in part to avoid his ex-wife's plan to infuse him with puberty-blocking hormones.  Abbott waded into the controversy surrounding Monday's [10/21/2019] verdict, which gave Anne Georgulas sole custody of James and his twin brother, Jude.  Georgulas, who has been telling her son he was a girl since he was 3, supports giving hormones that would block his adolescence.  She also wants the court to mandate that the boy's father call James "Luna."

The day of the witch.  The case of a 7 year old Texas boy who will begin transitioning into a girl despite his father's objections has generated wide public interest.  "A Texas jury has ruled against a father who tried to intervene and stop his seven-year-old son from transitioning to a girl after claiming his ex-wife manipulated the child into wearing dresses and said that 'monsters only eat boys'.  Jeff Younger and his ex-wife Anne Georgulas have been involved in a lengthy and bitter feud in Dallas as they argued in a family court over whether their son James has gender dysphoria."

Texas [is] "investigating" mom turning 7 year old boy into a girl.  When Ed Morrissey wrote about the story of seven-year-old James Younger in Texas, the outrage among readers was immediate and palpable.  That's completely understandable, given the circumstances.  A jury recently decided against his father, Jeffrey Younger, in his attempt to gain custody of his twin sons to prevent their mother from "transitioning" James into a girl.  This would be done through a process of administering dangerous puberty-blocking drugs, female hormones and eventual chemical castration.  The story made national headlines and people were up in arms.  The judge in the case has postponed the final ruling and perhaps there is still hope for James.

Jury Condemns 7-Year-Old Boy to Live with Woman Determined to Make Him a Girl.  Yesterday [10/22/2019], a Dallas jury decided that father Jeff Younger was not only to lose his joint custody over his 7-year-old twin boys, but that one of those children, under the mother's care, will have his hormones suppressed and his body surgically altered to appear female.  I reached out to Kayla White, a #SaveJames supporter who flew from Illinois to Dallas last week to document the trial.  In her own words, she explains what it was like to be in that courtroom and witness the heartbreak delivered by the jury that is absolved from the effects of its decision.  She, like most of the nation, is horrified that a Texas jury gave sole custody to Anne, a woman propositioning a court to chemically castrate a young child.

Texas Jury Forces 7-Year-Old to Undergo Gender Transition.  In Texas, a jury ruled against a father who was trying to prevent one of his sons from undergoing a "gender transition" process, according to the Daily Wire.  Eleven of the twelve jurors ruled against Jeffrey Younger as he was trying to gain sole custody of his twin sons from his ex-wife Anne Georgulas, who is trying to force one of the boys, James, to take puberty blockers.  As a result of the ruling, the father will be forced to agree to the boy's new "gender identity," including his female name Luna.  Speaking on a podcast after the ruling, Younger said that this constitutes "not just emotional abuse but... the most fundamental form of sexual abuse, tampering with the sexual identity of a vulnerable boy."

Twitter Bans Gay Man For Telling Inconvenient Truths About Transgender People.  Mikey Harlow, outspoken gay writer and model, has been banned from Twitter permanently for dubious reasons.  It all started when he posted these few tweets about inconvenient truths that Twitter must not want you to see. [...] He continued poking the beast by announcing, "Good news!  There is NOT an epidemic of trans people being murdered.  5 out of 100k Americans are the victims of homicide.  1.1 out of every 100k trans people are victims of homicide.  About 20-25 trans people killed each year.  51 Americans are struck by lightning every year."  These statstics fly in the face of the popular LGBTQWTF claims that trans people are at higher risk of violence than anyone else.  It's simply not true.

Now the Police Are Telling You What Pronouns You Can Use.  Today is International Pronouns Day.  Just in case you weren't aware of it, here's a senior British police officer explaining its significance.  [Video clip]

Why Sex And Gender Are Not Two Different Things.  Last week, the Supreme Court took up hearings on three cases in oral arguments that all came down to the definition of the word "sex."  Does it refer to male and female, as it always has in all cultures without the slightest question or debate?  Or does it now include the ever-expanding rainbow of all these new gender identities and sexual orientations that people can apparently be, those we are told are totally normal and natural to human experience, but only now are recognizing and making up words for?  Such silly questions have now made it all the way the highest levels of our justice system.  This is indeed concerning.

Does the Democratic Party have a God problem?  Democratic presidential debates provide an excellent opportunity for the aspiring leaders of the party to address and embrace religious freedom for all Americans.  Religious freedom should be considered a positive fundamental American principle by both major political parties.  At least one of the Democratic presidential hopefuls — Beto O'Rourke — has stated that churches who don't support same-sex marriage should lose their tax exempt status.  Will any of the other candidates distance themselves from this unconstitutional weaponization of the IRS?  It was not so long ago at the 2016 Democrat National Convention when the attempt to add the words "God-given" to a resolution was met with a chorus of boos from the delegates.

Political correctness versus common sense.  Not long ago, everyone understood the unchanging commonsense reality that human beings are either male or female.  Today in New York City, the rules have been changed — and failure to keep up can have dire consequences.  New York City's special 31 genders are surrounded by special legal protections.  Businesses can now be fined as much as $250,000 for refusing to address someone by his preferred pronoun.  As we have seen in the news, even in cities that have not yet have caught up with New York City in terms of imposing legal penalties, failing a test of political correctness about genders can result in public shaming or the loss of a job. [...] The important thing to understand is that the masters of political correctness are not done yet.  They have given us a glimpse of the future they have planned for us.  If they continue to have their way, more and more will be required of us, and the penalties will eventually go beyond mere fines and public humiliation.

The Clap Is Back.  Rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia infection have continued to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Both total numbers of infections and per capita rates of the three STDs continued their more-or-less uninterrupted climb since the turn of the millennium.  In total, rates of infection are at their highest level since the CDC began tracking chlamydia infections in 1984.

Leftists Miss the Hazards of Shoving it Down Our Throats.  [Scroll down]  The cases before the Court involved two employees who allegedly were fired for being gay (the facts are in dispute) and a funeral parlor employee formerly known as Anthony Stephens who was terminated after returning from a two-week vacation as a woman named Aimee.  The employees sued under Title VII, claiming that its ban on sex discrimination must be read also to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity — even though these aren't mentioned in the text of the law, even though, as plaintiffs concede, this obviously wasn't intended by Congress in 1964, and even though Congress has since then repeatedly declined to amend the statute in this fashion.  In other words, the plaintiffs seek to turn Title VII into a national gay and transgender rights ordinance by judicial fiat.

Health-insurance giant celebrates sexualized men in dresses reading to kids.  If you think it's "too much" to celebrate sexualized men dressed as women reading to children at public libraries, that's just "too bad," contends health-care insurance giant Kaiser Permanente in a new ad.

LGBT Activists Outside Supreme Court: 'Trans Women Are Women'.  While the Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday [10/8/2019] about whether sex discrimination, as codified in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, also applies to sexually fluid people — intersex, transgender — activists protested outside the court proclaiming that sex is not based on biology.  LGBT activists yelled, "trans women are women" and had several speakers lecture on gender diversity.  On the other side, the conservative group Concerned Women of America pressed that changing the meaning of "sex" in the Civil Rights Act "would greatly undermine the women's movement."  They held signs that read, "Sex is not Gender."

The Editor says...
[#1] A man who wears women's clothing is a transvestite, not a woman.  [#2] The Supreme Court is not persuaded by angry mobs outside its building, and must never be influenced that way.

Nine Democrat Presidential Candidates Taking Part in LGBT Town Hall Marathon.  CNN and the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are hosting a marathon town hall with nine Democrat presidential candidates on Thursday in Los Angeles from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.  "The town hall, which will take place on the eve of National Coming Out Day, will mark the first time in history that a major cable news network will air a presidential event devoted to LGBTQ issues," the HRC website states of the event.

U.K. Court Decision Affirms Transgenderism Is A Religion Of Complete Self-Worship.  Britain has a new state religion.  In theory, Christianity, in the form of the Church of England, is the established faith of old Blighty.  In practice, a new creed has taken its place, and it is eager to punish nonbelievers.  Consider the case of David Mackereth, an English doctor whose Christian faith has been officially declared impermissible.  Mackereth was fired for refusing to "'refer to a man six foot tall with a beard' as 'she.'"  A judge upheld his firing, declaring that "belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism, and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals."  This ruling is part of a new religious establishment, complete with penal laws.

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman?  Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court.  "There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch.  "Of course, there are," said Gorsuch.  Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who decided in 2013 that he "identified" as a female — and who then fought a family-owned Michigan-based funeral home all the way to the Supreme Court because it fired him as a funeral director when he indicated that he intended to start dressing as a female at work.

Florida Democrat Distributes Condoms with Her Photo to Celebrate 'Come Out with Pride'.  A Florida Democrat state representative who was once a Planned Parenthood regional director is distributing condoms with her photo on them to draw attention to Orlando's LGBT "Come Out with Pride" event.  "It's a fun way to talk about courageous discussions," state Rep. Anna Eskamani told Orlando Weekly.  "As a lawmaker, it should be one of our responsibilities, to break the stigma around sexuality and health."

3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US.  U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.  More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year.

Gorsuch on Expanding Sex Discrimination Protections to Cover Trans, Gay Individuals: 'Massive Social Upheaval'.  The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on two cases that ask the court to expand the sex discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover homosexuals and transgenders.  Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarada were brought by homosexual men who claimed they were fired because of their sexual orientation.

Supreme Court takes up cases about LGBT people's rights.  A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday [10/8/2019] over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in their favor.

Drag Queen Reading to Young Children Tours in Adult 'Gender Fluids' Show.  The Minnesota Hennepin County Library recently hired drag queen Russ King, an adult entertainer who is touring the country in a show called Gender Fluids, to read to young children.  The library is located in Richfield, Minnesota, King's hometown, where he is considered a local celebrity.

Drag Queen Seen Stripping At Seattle Library Event.  Video has emerged of a drag queen performing in a sexually suggestive strip tease at a Washington 'Drag Queen Story Hour' event, in a development that's likely to draw further criticism towards the national phenomenon.

I Spent a Year as a Trans Man.  Doctors Failed Me at Every Turn.  I can't wrap my head around all that I've done to myself in the last two years, much less the "help" that some health care professionals have done to me.  Two years ago, I was a healthy, beautiful girl heading toward high school graduation.  Before long, I turned into an overweight, pre-diabetic nightmare of a transgender man.  I won't place the full blame on health care providers, because I should have known better.  But they sure helped me do a lot of harm to myself — and they made a hefty buck doing it.

Warren: Taxpayers must fund sex reassignment surgery.  "Everyone should be able to access high-quality, affordable, gender-affirming health care, but the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections for trans Americans," Warren tweeted Tuesday.  "Help fight back by leaving a comment for HHS in protest."  With former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act — also known as his signature "Obamacare" plan that unconstitutionally forces Americans to pay for a service they don't want, including abortions for others — being scaled back under President Donald Trump's administration, Warren is determined to recover all the losses for the LGBT community while adding new privileges (dubbed as "rights").

The Editor says...
Excuse me for stating the obvious, but a sex change operation is not "gender-affirming."  It is exactly the opposite.

Biblical Genesis 'Incompatible With Human Dignity,' British Court Says.  A British court recently ruled against Dr. David Mackereth, a disability assessor who was fired from the United Kingdom's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last year for refusing to use transgender pronouns. [...] Dr. Mackereth then hired the Christian Legal Centre (CLC) to represent him in a lawsuit filed against the DWP for religious discrimination.  An employment tribunal ruled that the DWP was within its rights to terminate Mackereth.  The ruling declared:  "Belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgement are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals."  The panel also categorized the bible as "mere opinion."  Belief in the Bible is "incompatible with human dignity?"  Belief in Genesis is "incompatible with human dignity?"  Really?  Where does the DWP and the employment tribunal think human dignity comes from?  From whence does it originate?  In Whose image are we created?

Thousands Who Underwent Transition Surgery for Their Gender Dysphoria Now Want Reversals.  A new report by Sky News reveals that those who considered themselves "transgender" and underwent the life-altering surgeries that allow you to "transition" from one sex to another are now seeking reversals for said surgeries by the hundreds.  The report came in the form of a video that featured an anonymous girl identified only as "Ruby" who made the decision to identify as a man back when she was 13-years-old.  Now she's 21 and has decided that the alterations she had made to her body through chemicals haven't made her any better.  "Ruby" is now de-transitioning to fully embrace her female body and instead work on her mental issues.

'Hundreds' of Transgenders Want to Return to [Their] Biological Sex, 'Shunned' as 'Traitors'.  "Hundreds" of people who believed they were transgender want to return to their birth sex, according to the founder of Britain's new Detransition Advocacy Network.  28-year-old Charlie Evans, who lived as a male for almost ten years after transitioning in her teens, told Sky News that she had been contacted by "hundreds" of trans people who, like her, came to regret their decision.  "I'm in communication with 19 and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't, and their dysphoria hasn't been relieved, they don't feel better for it," she told the broadcaster.

UK Court Rules Biblical Belief in Two Sexes 'Incompatible with Human Dignity'.  A British employment tribunal has ruled that a Christian doctor's biblical understanding of sexuality and lack of belief in transgenderism is "incompatible with human dignity."  After being fired from his job in 2018 for refusing to use pronouns that do not correspond to a person's biological sex, disability assessor Dr David Mackereth filed a complaint against the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for harassment and discrimination under the Equality Act.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison just declared war on religious freedom and free speech.  When the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that Minnesota could not force wedding videographers Carl and Angel Larsen to create videos that violate their religious beliefs, the Larsens thought their three-year court battle was over.  But it appears it's just beginning.  Minnesota's attorney general, Keith Ellison, vowed to fight the court's decision and squash discriminatory speech in all its forms.  In an op-ed for the Minnesota Star Tribune this week, Ellison accused the Larsens of hiding behind their religious beliefs in an attempt to get away with LGBT discrimination.  "Business owners' free speech and beliefs are already fully protected under the First Amendment.  What they want is a license to discriminate against LGBTQ folks," Ellison wrote.  "People have the right to believe whatever they want to believe.  What they don't have is the right to deny you the same service they're offering to everyone else.  No Minnesotan should be afraid that might happen to them."

Disney confirms gay couple in 'Star Wars Resistance,' Emmy-nominated children's series.  Disney producers say it's "safe to say" that its animated children's series "Star Wars Resistance" has an openly gay couple.  Executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman told fans this week that they are thrilled with the decision to make characters Orka and Flix "an item."  "They're absolutely a gay couple and we're proud of that," Mr. Ridge said during a Coffee With Kenobi podcast, the UK Guardian reported Monday [9/30/2019].  Disney's decision comes less than six months after the PBS kids series "Arthur" made a similar move.

Future Belongs to Those Who Oppose Drag Queen Story Hours.  Common sense dictates that these events that corrupt youth be canceled.  Before our days, no one could ever have thought that we would have decayed to the point that drag queens would be reading to our three-year-olds.  However, we have reached that point of absurdity.  The maximizers of liberty have decreed that all must be permitted even though an overwhelming majority inside the community does not desire these lewd performances.  In a democratic society, where the people are supposed to rule, how does this angry majority defend themselves against the Drag Queen Story Hours and similar things that happen in their communities?  There appears to be no answer.

Getting Real About Gender Dysphoria.  There is no known single cause of the disorder.  In the largest study of adult transexual identical twins, in only 20 percent of the cases did both twins trans-identify.  That indicates a cause other than DNA or prenatal hormones.  Recent dramatic increases in the disorder indicate that new social factors are involved in causing this disorder. [...] The good news is that the majority of cases of gender dysphoria need no medical treatment to resolve the disorder.  They are cured by the natural onset of puberty.  The lowest recorded number I have seen anywhere place the number of children who desist, or have the disorder resolved by puberty, is 50 percent.  The most common numbers of cases that resolve are 90 percent.  As one therapist noted, the body usually gets the final vote.

12 deaths from vaping, 6,300 deaths from transgender puberty blocker drug?  There's a heckuva lot of press coverage hysteria over the dangers of vaping, with the deaths of 12 young people cited as reason to harass the companies that produce vaping products, if not legislatively ban the practice altogether. [...] A Google search of vaping deaths shows 256,000,000 stories.  The tobacco lobby, the left and the mainstream media, all of which want to ban the practice, are having a field day.  Just one problem.  Based on the death stats for another topical issue, transgenderism, it's possible there's a death count that could be higher.  According to the Daily Wire:  ["]More than 6,300 adults have died from reactions to a drug that is used as a puberty blocker in gender-confused children, Food & Drug Administration data shows.["] [...] Buried in the Daily Wire's report is an important detail about the use of these drugs:  They aren't actually approved for children, but they are often used on them anyway.

Satanic drag queens are after your children.  Satanist Drag Queens are after the children of a small suburb of Austin, Texas and they will do anything to destroy people who stand in their way.  Two Christian Cedar Park City Council members, Tim Kelly and Dorian Chavez, decided to take a stand against a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) hosted at the Leander Public Library.  As a result of their decision to peacefully pray in protest of a pedophilic and misogynistic story hour, they have been harassed, threatened, doxxed, and a petition is circulating to have them removed from the city council.  The local Satanic church and witch coven are actively casting spells and hexes on good Christian men who made a stand for the dignity and safety of women and children.  They are holding Black Masses in the city park in order to intimidate anyone who dares to speak out against them.

No, Betsy DeVos's Trip to a Catholic Elementary School Is Not a Scandal.  Betsy DeVos had the unfortunate privilege of watching the process behind the law of merited impossibility begin to play out last week, as that which we were told would "never happen" — the trans-rights movement would never call for schools of all stripes to endorse its precepts — has happened.  And the "bigots," if the media are to be believed, indeed deserve it.  The education secretary took part in a round-table discussion at Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School, which CNN called a "school that subscribes to an anti-trans student policy."

Biden Says If Male Identifies As Woman He Should Be Housed With Female Inmates In Prison.  What could possibly go wrong?  [Video clip]

John Hopkins Psychiatrist: 'Gender Confusions Are Mostly Driven by Psychological and Psychosocial Problems'.  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, believes that patients suffering gender dysphoria need psychological care — not gender reassignment treatment.  "I think their mental problems, often depression, discouragement are the things that need treatment," Dr. McHugh, who has argued that it is a scientific fact that "transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men," told The College Fix in an interview published Tuesday [9/17/2019].

Does LGBTQ Cultural Supremacy Enable High-Risk Behavior?  [Scroll down]  The link is to an article by Martha Waggoner about the robbery and murder on 6/5/19 of a 23-year-old man named Avery Scurlock during a late-night hookup with a stranger. [...] Ms. Waggoner's article illustrates two tenets of LGBTQ cultural supremacy.  One tenet is that tragedy befalling LGBTQ people and their families is more important and pitiable than tragedy befalling non-LGBTQ people and families.  The ascendancy of this tenet has drained away compassion from the American character, especially compassion for children.  The other tenet promotes moral exceptionalism, in effect a distinctly lower moral standard for sexuality minorities than for the majority.  It says that aberrant behavior such as public cross-dressing, exaggerated public expression of sexuality, glamorizing LGBTQ lifestylism to children, and even transgenerational sexual abuse are affirmative freedoms for LGBTQ people but offensive or even criminal in non-LGBTQ people.

Transgender Surgery Is the Lobotomy of the 21st Century.  Psychology is a "science" that studies human behavior but is itself morally bankrupt.  That is, psychology is unable to scientifically define normality.  It can't.  "Normal" depends on what the society (through "norms") or the patient views as morally correct.  This limitation of psychological study is apparent when addressing transgenderism, until recently labeled a mental illness ("gender dysphoria") by psychology.  Modern textbooks on transgender (and other paraphilic) disorders observe that they arise from "adverse childhood experiences" (ACEs): [...] Drug addiction also is linked directly to ACEs.  Is the "cure" for the disease of addiction found in affirmation or in "correction"?  In encouraging more heroin abuse or in helping people into recovery?  We must ask this question of transgenderism with the utmost compassion and introspection.  If the behavior is "normal," there is no "condition" to address.

How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex On Junk Science.  As a group of suburban Portland psychiatric nurses sat for training in late 2016, they had no idea they were witnessing a paradigm shift in public health policy.  They simply wanted to know what to do about a sudden upsurge in young psychiatric patients who believed themselves to be in the wrong body.  They had turned to a colleague from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) for help.  The reply was astonishing:  The children's claims should be taken at face value, and the children should be referred to OHSU, or like institutions, for a "Dutch Protocol" of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.  Further, the nurses should expect such referrals to comprise 3 percent of the children in their care.

Trans privilege:  Liberal media sugarcoats the story of a transgender employee harassing a conservative customer.  Guess what happens when an employee randomly harasses a customer and throws them out of the store without cause?  The employee gets fired, that's what.  And everyone, or at least everyone sensible, agrees that they deserve it.  Unless, of course, that employee is transgender.  Then, as intersectionality demands, special rules apply.  The progressive and LGBT media cover the incident in a way that implies the trans employee's actions were righteous, so long as the person they targeted was a conservative.  Or at least, that's how NBC News and the Hill bizarrely decided to spin the story.

SCOTUS to Hear 3 LGBTQ Cases, Determine if Sex Should Include Sex Orientation in Title VII.  When the Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act it was principally concerned about undoing racial discrimination against African Americans; to a lesser extent, it was aimed at providing equal protection for women.  Title VII bans discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  LGBT activists have long argued that the category of sex should include sexual orientation.  Oral arguments for three related cases will be heard next month by the U.S. Supreme Court.  One case, Altitude Express v. Zarda, involves a skydiving instructor who was fired when a customer found out he was a homosexual.  The USCCB is not involved in this case.  R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens, involves a male funeral home director who was fired when he said he was going to dress like a woman while working at a Christian funeral home.  Bostock v. Clayton County turns on a decision to fire a child welfare services coordinator when the employer learned he was a homosexual.

BBC Tells Schoolchildren There Are 'Over 100' Genders.  The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) tells primary schoolchildren that there are over 100 genders as part of its "Teach" video series, which has some concerned parents and observers up in arms.  "You know, there are so many gender identities," declares the head teacher in response to child's question.  "We know that we have got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now."

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There may be a thousand "gender identities," but there have never been more than two actual genders.

Bill would require gender 'X' option on all state documents.  Advocates for a gender "X" designation on state documentation say making people chose male or female is akin to making them lie, while opponents argue that a person's sex is a biological fact.  "If you look at your Massachusetts driver's license, it lists 'sex,' not 'gender,'" Andrew Beckwith of Massachusetts Family Institute told the Herald.  "The concept of 'gender identity' is based on internal feelings, but sex is binary (male or female) and grounded in biology, and we believe that a state ID should reflect that objective fact."  A bill that would require an "X" option on all state documents that ask for gender identification, including driver's licenses, birth certificates and voter registration, went before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight on Tuesday [9/10/2019].

Lessons Learned from the Drew Brees-Focus on the Family Ordeal.  New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees recently recorded a promotional video for Bring Your Bible to School Day, a project of Focus on the Family.  It was posted to YouTube on August 28th.  [Video clip]  Predictably, the media pilloried him.  Left-wing activists quickly wrote blog articles accusing the future Hall of Famer of being complicit in the spreading of hatred.

Open Letter to the Gender-Confused Dude in the Beard and Lipstick:  My Kid Is Going to Stare.  We don't subscribe to the current false notion that gender identity is fluid or vast.  There are two genders; male and female.  Your chromosomes determine your sex.  Whatever mental gymnastics are going on inside the minds of people who want to believe otherwise are none of my business.  However, I will never lie to my child about biology or what their religion teaches them.

LGBT Activists:  Drew Brees Promoting The Bible Is Homophobic.  Is being an openly Christian person so deeply stigmatized as to be viewed as deathblow to your career and social standing in America today?  From the media response to NFL star Drew Brees' message to his young fans on being proud of and sharing their faith, this may not be a far-fetched question.  Brees released a short video encouraging young people to share their faith by bringing their Bibles to school on October 3, 2019.  The event is an annual celebration designed to encourage personal freedom, religious freedom, and religious pride, and is sponsored by Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian advocacy organization.

Gay Media Praise Pope Francis' Pick of Pro-LGBT+ Bishop as Cardinal.  PinkNews, a popular online news source for the global LGBT+ community, praised one of Pope Francis' new appointments for cardinal, Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy, stating that the Pope had "named a pro-LGBT+ bishop as cardinal" and that "LGBT+ advocates are celebrating" the selection.  On Sept. 1, Pope Francis announced that he was appointing 13 new clerics to the rank of cardinal, which means they will be able to vote for the next Pope when the time arrives.  Such appointments usually indicate the direction the Pope wants the Church to follow.

From Sussex, England, to New England, Gender Activists Are Losing.  Though there is no reason to think that those who drafted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 understood sex to be anything other than anatomical, Harris Funeral Homes vs.  EEOC, which relates to discrimination in employment under Title VII, is a far more complex and nuanced legal argument than Selina Soule's case, which relates to discrimination in education under Title IX.  Indeed, in addition to defining "sex," the Supreme Court will need to consider what the law says about sex stereotypes. [...] Really, though.  Who are we to feel sorry for?  The gender-confused man who wanted to come to work in a dress?  Or the traditionally minded family business whose owners didn't want to risk upsetting the grieving families they serve?

LGBT Activists Seek to Destroy Christianity.  Quarterback Drew Brees came under brutal attack last week for having the audacity to appear in a video encouraging Christian students to bring Bibles to school.  The pretext for the attack was that he supported a project by Focus on the Family, a Christian organization that believes in the Bible, to include the biblical concept of marriage and sexuality.  Note that Brees did not say or do anything that could be even remotely construed as being anti-LGBT.  In fact, he has previously appeared in anti-bullying ads supporting that community.  But his guilt was twofold:  it is the guilt of association liberals love to use to attack what they hate and the even greater guilt of asking children to read the Bible, a book that many in this community despise.  In his critics' view, arguing against bullying LGBT members is good, but so is actually bullying Christians.

CNN to Host LGBTQ Democratic Presidential Town Hall.  CNN and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation have partnered to host the next Democratic presidential town hall, focused on LGBTQ issues.  CNN host Don Lemon made the announcement after the seven hour-long Democratic presidential climate town hall on Wednesday [9/4/2019].  "CNN is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for our next series of presidential town halls on issues that are important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community," Lemon told viewers.

Death of the 'Gay Gene'.  A new study involving hundreds of thousands of participants finds that homosexual behavior is about one-third genetic — and that many genes are involved, each having only a tiny effect. [...] This is a breakthrough, but it won't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to developments in genetics.  The one-third estimate is consistent with earlier, simpler studies on twins.  And while making some sense out of humanity's zillions of DNA bits is an impressive feat, countless previous studies have used these same methods to analyze other traits from schizophrenia to educational attainment — always with the upshot that lots of genes, each with a small effect, were at work.  If you're still captivated by the idea of a single, all-powerful "gay gene," or for that matter an all-powerful gene for any behavioral trait, please drop it.

If Anyone Can Be A Woman, Then No One Is a Woman.  The transgender movement is before the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking a redefinition of the term "sex" under Title VII.  The case is R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC.  The funeral home company was sued by the EEOC after they fired a funeral director, Anthony Stephens / Aimee Stephens.  The company's employees, upon commencement of employment, "agree to follow a professional, sex-specific dress code," their lawyers explain.  The dress code is considerate of the delicate needs of grieving families.  After about six years of employment as a male funeral director, Stephens informed the company that he is now going to live as a female named Aimee and dress as a female at work.  The company carefully considered the impact this would have on their clientele and how Stephens sharing a bathroom with grieving widows would cause them further discomfort.  The company asked Stephens to continue dressing like a man and to use men's bathroom facilities while at work, something he agreed to do when he accepted the terms of employment as a male.  Stephens declined to do so and filed a complaint with the EEOC, which then sued the funeral home company for discrimination under Title VII.

Joel Schumacher: 'Double-Digit Thousands' of Sexual Partners Within LGBT Community is 'Not Unusual'.  Movie director Joel Schumaker made a disgusting revelation in an interview published last week when he admitted that he has had sexual intercourse with thousands of men throughout his life.  The 79-year-old Schumaker, who has been a fixture within Hollywood for a great many decades, claims that his number is not at all uncommon among the LGBT movement, where extreme sexual degeneracy and promiscuity is the norm.  "It would be in the double-digit thousands, but that is not unusual," Schumaker said when he was asked about his number of sexual partners by Vulture magazine.  "It's not [amazing] for a gay male, because it's available."

Gays And Orthodoxy, Again.  [Scroll down]  You all know where I stand on issues of Christianity and sexuality, both homo- and hetero-. I fully affirm the teaching of Scripture and tradition, without any ifs, ands, or buts.  In many American churches — Orthodox and otherwise — the greater pastoral problem is that pastors, lay leaders, and parents are too afraid to proclaim, explain, and defend that teaching at all!

Huge transgender case will be heard by Supreme Court in October.  The nub of the case is as follows:  Aimee Stephens worked for over five years as a funeral director at the R.G and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes.  Stephens is a male but in 2013 claimed he is a woman and started surgeries to make himself look like a woman the next year.  When Stephens informed the funeral home owner Thomas Rost about this, he fired Stephens.  Rost tried to work out an amicable separation, including a severance package, but Stephens refused.

'Straight Pride' parade in Boston draws protests.  A "Straight Pride" parade in downtown Boston has attracted counterprotesters and a heavy police presence.  A large number of counterprotesters taunted marchers and chanted:  "Alt right, get off our streets, no justice, no peace."  Counterprotesters outnumbered the parade participants, CNN affiliate WCVB reported.

Rejection of Moral Absolutes Plagues the Modern Left.  Recently, the GOP candidate in Louisiana's governor's race, Ralph Abraham, made headlines — headlines! — because he ran a 30-second ad that included the phrase "as a doctor, I can assure you, there are only two genders."  They were so aghast at MSNBC that host Chris Jansing declared that Abraham's comments were "incendiary."  According to NewsBusters, Jansing's guest — because the Left must have its "experts" explain to us why there are not only two genders — went even farther and said that to declare that there are only two genders is now "despicable" and "un-American."  In other words, a statement that, just a few years ago, the vast majority of us would've considered so obvious that it was patronizing is now "incendiary" and "despicable."

Don't tell me your pronouns — I can guess!  There are now sixtyish new pronoun sets, just as we are told there are sixtyish new genders.  I do not know what genders "zie/zim/zir" or "ey/em/eir" denote.  These words sound vaguely Yiddish to me — though they lack the Yiddish language's quirky charm.  The new pronouns are always uttered with a certain peevish militancy that precludes them having charm of any kind.

Here's What People Who Used To Be Transgender Are Telling The Supreme Court.  [Scroll down]  Toward the end of [Walt] Heyer's story, the brief says, "For more than ten years Mr. Heyer has informally mentored and assisted scores of persons identifying as transgender who regret changing their appearance to that of the opposite sex.  He encourages those who contact him who have gender dysphoria to seek psychological and psychiatric assessment for other disorders that are also present, which is the case in a majority of those who desire to identify as persons of the opposite sex."  These claims fly in the face of what many on the left, including the transgender person on the other side of this particular Supreme Court case, say.  To make matters worse, the media have also attacked former transgender people and ridiculed their stories as unreal.  Almost every single person in the brief said they stopped being transgender with the help of therapy.  It didn't just help them heal, but also revealed that deeper emotional traumas were often the cause of their gender dysphoria and the reason they chose transgenderism in the first place.  All of the people claim that those who proposed or helped them transition often (unknowingly) created more pain.

Satanic Temple: 'More Than 50% of Our Membership is LGBTQ'.  In an interview with the British magazine Attitude, Lucien Greaves, the co-founder of The Satanic Temple in the United States, says that "more than 50% of our membership is LGBTQ," and that is a "conservative estimate."  Attitude is a best-selling gay magazine, founded in 1994.  The Satanic Temple was founded in 2013 and it promotes a secular humanist agenda.  The Temple, based in Salem, Mass., denies that there is an actual Satan and it claims that it does not worship the Devil.

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The Satanists deny the existence of Satan.  But lying is one of the most obvious things you would expect a Satanist to do.  If there's no Satan, what would be the purpose of naming their meeting place "The Satanic Temple?"

'No gay gene' says major study, but genetics does influence sexual behaviour.  There is no such thing as a single "gay gene" researchers have said, but genetics — along with environmental factors — can influence a person's sexual preferences.  The largest ever study of its kind examined data and DNA information of about 500,000 people and found there were thousands of genetic variants linked to same-sex sexual behaviour, most of the them having a minor impact.  The researchers said non-genetic factors, including upbringing, personality, and nurture, had far more influence on a person's choice of sexual partner.

There Is No 'Gay Gene,' Comprehensive Scientific Study Finds.  Recent polls have shown that most Americans believe that homosexuals are "born that way" rather than become gay as the result of environmental factors.  In fact, perpetuating the belief that sexual orientation is innate has been crucial to the gay rights movement.  According to the most recent Gallup Poll on the subject, 88 percent of people who believe homosexuals are "born that way" support the legality of same-sex marriage, while only 39 percent of those who believe homosexuality is the result of environmental factors support the legality of same-sex marriage.  So, what happens when science proves that homosexuals aren't "born that way"?  Perhaps we'll find out.

The 'Gay Gene' Is a Total Myth, Massive Study Concludes.  No individual gene alone makes a person gay, lesbian or bisexual; instead, thousands of genes likely influence sexual orientation, a massive new study of the genomes of nearly half a million people suggests.  Across human societies and in both sexes, between 2% and 10% of people report engaging in sex with a member of the same sex, either exclusively or in addition to sex with a member of the opposite sex, the researchers said.  The biological factors that contribute to sexual orientation are largely unknown, but many scientists suspect that genetics plays a role, given that same-sex sexual behavior appears to run in families and is seen more often in identical twins than in fraternal twins.

Women's Rape Shelter Gets Death Threats for Rejecting Transgender Women.  The Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter (VRRWS) is facing vandalism and death threats for refusing to include transgender women.  The center, which is Canada's oldest rape crisis shelter, shared photos of the vandalism on their social media account.

Anything for attention.  Is that it?
Lesbian couple share their dilemma after one transitions to a man.  A couple who met as two women have shared their dilemma after one transitioned to become male, leaving the other struggling to cope after years of being in a same-sex relationship.  Andy Arnold and Kate Murray have been together for several years.  In 2017, Andy revealed that he identified as a man and would be transitioning.  While Kate was supportive of his decision, it has since left her struggling to cope since she is inherently homosexual and attracted to women.

Court Rules Idaho Must Pay for Trans Sex Offender's Transition Surgery.  A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Idaho must pay for a transgender inmates' sex reassignment surgery.  Inmate Adree Edmo, a convicted sex offender, was diagnosed with gender dysmorphia in 2012.  His attorney, Deborah Ferguson, argued in January that the state was placing him at risk of suicide if they refused to fund his surgery.

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Someone who can't decide if he's a man or a woman is so fundamentally confused and miserable that he's likely to be a suicide risk no matter what.

Idaho Governor Criticizes 'Activist Court' for Ordering Gender Surgery for Convicted Child Molester.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that Idaho taxpayers must pay for a 31-year-old prison inmate to undergo "gender confirmation surgery" — the opinion does not call it sex reassignment — allowing the inmate to remove the bits that show the inmate was born a male.  Mason Dean Edmo, now called Adree Edmo, pleaded guilty in 2012 to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a party.  Idaho Gov. Brad Little, frustrated by the "activist court," said his state plans to appeal once again, this time to the U.S. Supreme Court:  [Video clip]

When transgender travelers go through scanners, the next step is often invasive.  [Scroll down]  TSA rules require that passengers be searched by officers of the same gender as they present.  But, according to Olivia, the TSA supervisor told her that she would have to be patted down by a male officer.  After Olivia refused to be searched by a man, the officers told her that because she was not consenting to a search, she could not board her flight and would be escorted out of the terminal.

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Problems encountered by transvestites during airport searches (or anywhere else) are problems they have brought upon themselves.  The purpose of the TSA, as I understand it, is to prevent suspicious, dangerous, or unstable people from boarding airplanes.  If the screener and the prospective passenger can't even agree on the passenger's gender, or if the passenger is concealing his or her identity, that's a giant red flag.  Take the bus.

Medical Expert:  Doctors Are Actually Giving Trans Kids a Disease, It's Child Abuse.  Children as young as 8 years old are being given untested experimental drugs to verify their gender identity.  Activists argue that these drugs are essential for the health of kids who identify as transgender, and many in the medical establishment increasingly agree.  Nevertheless, a dissenting endocrinologist explained to PJ Media that these drugs actually give children a disease that could cause heart and bone problems and stunt brain growth, and condemned the transgender "treatments" often carried out on children as "child abuse."  If a girl child identifies as a boy, she may be given so-called "puberty-blockers" to prevent her from going through the natural human process of development.  In some cases, she would then be given testosterone in an attempt to make her become a man.  The effects of these hormones are not fully known, but some negative side effects have been widely reported.

Firestorm over Drag Queen Event Pushes City to Change Library Policies.  The Leander, Texas City Council voted 5-2 on August 15 to end library room rentals to the public in the wake of outcry over a controversial Drag Queen Story Hour presentation.  The Council also voted 6-1 to require background checks for presenters to children aged 17 and younger, reported Community Impact Newspaper.

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This is a positive development; however, if you are a voter in Leander, Texas, you need to find out whose idea this was, and make sure they are ousted from the city government.

Two year waiting times for NHS gender identity clinics, amid unprecented demand.  Record demand for help from NHS gender identity clinics has seen waiting times reach more than two years, an investigation has found.  Services said an "unprecedented rise in referrals" meant the time to see a specialist had doubled within a year at Britain's main centre.  The figures show more than 5,700 people waiting for a first appointment at Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust, an all-time high.  Less than a year ago, its average waiting time was just over 12 months.

NBC News:  "Heterosexuality Is Just Not Working'.  Women are increasingly opting out of heterosexuality because it is "the bedrock of their global oppression," NBC News asserted in a bizarre opinion piece this week.  "Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women," writes Marcie Bianco for the NBC News website.  "Women, on the other hand, are increasingly realizing not only that they don't need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression."

Preacher Confronts Drag Queen During Story Time, Parents Boo.  In Ottawa there was a question and answer segment after the Drag Queen's Story Time.  Well, a preacher was having none of it.  Drag Queen Story Time was advertised publicly as a "magic storytime experience" for children aged 3 to 10.  It was billed a private event, but it was open to the public.  Evangelical street preacher Dorre Love stormed in during the invitation for questions.  "I have a question," Love said.  "What are you going to do when you stand before God and He judges every one of you here for your sins?"  Video surfaced that shows some surprised and angry parents as well as the Russian-Canadian drag performer "Adrianna Exposee," a 20 year old.  [Video clip]

NYC Mayor's Wife Nixes Popular Saint to Honor Drag Queens.  New York City Mayor de Blasio's wife has rejected the results of a public vote calling for a statue of Mother Cabrini (pictured), a Catholic saint, and instead opted to honor other "women," including two drag queens.  Chirlane McCray, the mayor's wife, launched a "She Built NYC" program and invited the public to vote on the names of women they want the city to recognize with a statue.  Mother Cabrini got more votes than any other woman (219), yet McCray's panel rejected the public's choice.

The Bolshevik Takeover Of America Part I — Agitprop.  Agitprop is the cobbling together of agitatzionnaya propaganda, a phrase that does not have a direct English translation.  A translation of my own coinage is weaponized propaganda, i.e. propaganda that is designed to cause its target audience to become AGITATED, to enter a state of unease, to become frightened, and above all to become open to absorbing more and more outrageous propaganda.  The best example of this in America is the weaponized propaganda that the American Bolsheviks have unleashed in support of sexual perversion as part of their war on motherhood and the American family. [...] It started with the acceptance of homosexuality not only as an unfortunate, but unavoidable and even acceptable fact of life, but as something that is to be celebrated as if it were the highest achievement of humanity, but that was only the beginning.

This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society.  Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country.  But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people's lives and destroying children's innocence.

N.J. mayor calls LGBTQ movement 'an affront to Almighty God'.  A New Jersey mayor declared this week that a new state law requiring LGBTQ history to be taught in middle and high schools is "an affront to Almighty God."  Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli, a former assistant principal, said during Tuesday morning's meeting of the Township Committee that the push for LGBTQ-inclusive education in public schools had "crossed over the line into absurdity," the Asbury Park Press reported.  Mr. Cirulli urged residents to pressure state lawmakers to reverse a measure going into effect next year, which requires middle and high school curriculums to include lessons on the societal contributions of LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.  New Jersey is only the second state in the country after California to pass such a law.

Creepy Video:  Kids Learn To Twerk at Drag Queen Story Hour.  A British drag queen was caught on camera showing children how to twerk during a Drag Queen Story Hour event held at a UK library.  In the video, drag artist Mama G is heard asking the little ones if they know how to twerk, only to be met with complete silence.  "Well, it's quite important to the story, so I'll just give you a brief demonstration," Mama G said before hiking up his skirt and thrusting his "bum" up and down.

"Drag"ing Kids Into the LGBTQ Abyss.  The Drag Queen Story Hour phenomenon is not new; it was launched in 2015 in San Francisco (where else?). Men cavorting around in caked-on makeup and mascara, leather-&-lace bodices, fishnet stockings, sequined bikinis — and worse — used to be relegated to the transvestite freak shows of San Francisco and the debauched residents of New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and other major cities.  If they ventured out of their "adult entertainment" zones, and particularly if they attempted to associate with children, they were almost certain to face arrest.  Today, however, "progressive" politicos and the forces of political correctness that run many of our cities are demanding that these burlesque shows be brought to toddlers in public libraries and public schools — and that the taxpayers subsidize it.

Suspected Dayton shooter Connor Betts' slain sister was a transgender man: report.  The "sister" of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter who was killed during the attack identified as a transgender guy — although his family had no idea, according to a report and some of his own social media posts.  Connor Betts' 22-year-old sibling was named by authorities as Megan Betts in the days after the mass shooting, with cops releasing a statement saying relatives had lost "a daughter."

Will Any Single Intervention Eliminate Mass Shootings?  [Scroll down]  The next part of this puzzle is the very definition of "mental illness."  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry has been modified many times.  The most recent revision has removed most of the "gender dysphoria" diagnoses, normalizing the alphabet soup of sexual preferences.  This is done in the face of the fact that LGBTQ-whatever "gender preferences" are associated with higher mortality than binary male/female identities.  Doctors are supposed to "first do no harm."  Normalizing a health risk creates harm.  This means that the DSM changes are not medical, they are political.

Pete Buttigieg:  Wrong about Religion, Homosexuality, and Abortion.  Practicing homosexuals are people who were born heterosexual and are rebelling against the God-ordained plan for their lives.  If a person obsesses over normal or abnormal sexual thoughts, it is wrong and dangerous and indicates a corrupt mind and heart.  God says, "For out of it [the heart] are the issues of life."  We often do what we think about.  People change all the time, so counselors should not tell people they cannot change their sexual desires.  Of course they can.  In February 1992, a cover story for Newsweek featured the face of an infant and the question "Is This Child Gay?"  In July 1993, The New York Times ran a story titled "Report Suggests Homosexuality Is Linked to Genes."  No, the child was not "gay," and homosexuality is not linked to genes.

Photos of "Drag Queen Story Hour" Event Prompt Criticism, Ire from Concerned Parents.  Parents angered by "Drag Queen Story Hour" are even more outraged as photos from an event that took place last October at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon have emerged revealing young children lying on top of the adult male drag queen.  The Drag Queen Story Hour is a national program wherein drag queens are invited to read stories to children in public libraries, schools, and bookstores.  These events are hosted in cities across the country, as well as in Germany, and have already been the subject of significant controversy, but the emergence of the Portland photos has quickly exacerbated the controversy.

Mom Seeks Supreme Ruling on Minor Son's Sex Change Against Her Will.  A mother whose juvenile son was assisted in sex-change procedures by authorities in Minnesota against her wishes is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case.  The Thomas More Society on Wednesday asked the high court to review the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling affirming the decision by county officials to shepherd the boy through a sex change.  The petition to review Anmarie Calgaro v.  St.  Louis County contends Calgaro's due process rights were trampled when the county and its referred health providers ended her parental control over her minor son without her permission or a court order.

'Hiding In Plain Sight Will Not Be An Option'.  Our first Pride Parade was this year, and the community turned out jubilantly for it.  People who go to church with us, people who educate our kids' peers, people who serve on boards with us, my clients, my wife's coworkers, and even some of my own family members who are retired (beholden to no one for a paycheck) and who would have chortled at the idea of going to a Pride Parade only a few years ago.  The night before the parade, as "part of the celebration", a trans-friendly exploratory seminar was held at the public library, for pre-teens and teens.  So in Pride Month I realized that the howling lunatics who celebrate the mutilation of confused children (whose howling I've always been too busy to get very excited about) are now after my own children's minds and hearts.  And the minds and hearts of all the children in my community.  I've been very secure in the knowledge that nobody can fool me or force me into believing lunacy, no matter what.  But that is no longer what matters.  As my children are heading into adolescence, the brain-eating amoeba of progressive totalitarian ideology is down the street and heading for my front door.

National conference teaches librarians how to sneak drag queens past parents.  The American Library Association's recent national conference provided librarians from across the country with strategies for advancing gender identity ideology in schools and finding ways to bring "Drag Queen Story Times" into public libraries despite the objections of local communities.  The conference was held just as disturbing stories came to light across the country about Drag Queen Story Times (DQST) held in public libraries.  On the West Coast, young children were photographed having extreme physical contact with a drag queen, while on the East Coast, a drag queen who read to young children was discovered to be involved with numerous lurid and pornographic sexual businesses and activities.

Immorality Embraced by So-Called Christian Love.  Situation ethics — introduced in 1966 by Joseph F. Fletcher — came into vogue as a way to excuse pre-marital fornication by Christians, and anything that could be considered Christian judgmentalism was muted by the liberal churches.  In the name of love, increasing numbers of churches became tolerant of sin.  In the contemporary church world, tolerance of sin is no longer considered kind enough or loving enough.  Now, as seen by Joel Osteen's recent appearance at an LGBTQ event, celebration of sin is the step beyond tolerance.  A "woman's right to choose" is openly embraced by many members of the National Council of Churches.  Likewise, homosexuality among the clergy is acceptable.

Key Mueller Witness Indicted On Child Sex-Trafficking Charges.  George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who was a key witness in the special counsel's probe, was charged earlier in July with transporting a 14-year-old European boy to the U.S. for sex, according to an indictment unsealed Friday [7/19/2019].  Nader was charged on three counts, including a charge for possessing child pornography and one for traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.  He is accused of transporting the teenage boy from Europe to his home in the U.S. in 2000.

Drag Queen Reads 'What Color Is Your Underwear?' to Young Children.  A "Drag Queen Story Hour" event at a Dallas, Texas, library last Saturday [7/13/2019] featured two drag queens, one of whom read the story What Color Is Your Underwear? to small children. [...] A video of the event can be viewed at the website of pro-family organization Mass Resistance, which protested the story hour.

I Asked A Left-Wing Doctor To Define The Word 'Man.' He Couldn't Do It.  As I have argued in the past, left-wing gender theory can be entirely dismantled and debunked with one simple question:  What is a man?  All of the talking points, all of the sermonizing, all of the stuff about "transgenderism" and "gender fluidity" and "gender spectrums" — all of it is blown to pieces by a question that my six-year-old could answer.  No leftist who espouses gender theory can provide a coherent answer to this question.  Few will even attempt it.

Nasty gay piece shows where Democrats are.  The Disco Era marked the acceptance of gays in America. [...] AIDS also did not help.  I am convinced that had we quarantined the infected, we could have saved lives.  Instead, we treated it as a civil right instead of a venereal disease.  40 years (two generations) later, we have gay marriage and a gay candidate for president, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Famed Anti-Trump Surgeon Wrecked For Tweet About Men Getting Pregnant.  Infamously anti-Trump surgeon Eugene Gu claimed in a tweet posted Friday that it is "a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions."  "It's a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions," he wrote.  "Trans men and non-binary individuals are human beings who deserve to be acknowledged by society.  They choose their own identity — not me, not you, not any doctor, and certainly not any politician." [...] The tweet was met with mockery and blowback.

Dallas Drag Queen Show Promoted to Infants.  The City of Dallas Public Library is currently advertising a controversial and divisive drag queen show to be held at the Grauwyler Park Branch location and that the show is appropriate for age groups from infants to 11 years old.  The drag queen performers for this public library event during the day are employees of an adult night club venue where children of this age are not permitted to enter.  The drag queen event is scheduled to take place at a public library Saturday [7/13/2019] at 1 pm where children will be able to "hear stories, sing, dance, and interact with these fabulous ladies" according to the library event page.  This Dallas event follows on the heels of a similar and controversial drag queen event that was canceled by the city government of Leander, and in Houston where two drag queens involved with these shows were discovered to be registered sex offenders.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Accused Of Snubbing Star Player For Christian Views.  The absence of one of the best women's soccer players in the nation from the national squad that just won the World Cup has prompted questions as to whether she didn't make the team because of her openly professed Christian faith. [...] The Irish Times, which called Hinkle "the finest left-back in the NWSL," wrote in June, "Hinkle likely would have been a fish out of water on the uber-woke women's national team, some of whose biggest stars are openly lesbian, raising questions about whether she would have thrown off the squad's chemistry."

Epstein, Bean & Buck:  The Democratic Donors' Sex-Creep Club.  Terry Bean is the prominent gay rights activist who co-founded the influential Human Rights Campaign organization.  He is also a veteran member of the board of the HRC Foundation, which disseminates Common Core-aligned "anti-bullying" material to children's schools nationwide.  Like Epstein, Bean had a penchant for rubbing elbows and riding on planes with the powerful.  Upon doling out more than $500,000 for President Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2012, he was rewarded with a much-publicized exclusive Air Force One ride with Obama.  His Flickr account boasted glitzy pics with Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton.  Like Epstein, Bean also had a thing for young minors.

Louisville officially endorses transvestites
Peace Treaty or Suicide Pact.  Louisville, KY mayor recently declared June 10-17 as Pride Week, celebrating 'diversity' and the LGBTQ community.  Many public libraries and public schools are being made available to promote the gay life-style complete with the gay flag flying outside.  Recently, hundreds of students were pulled out of a public school in Rocklin, California by their parents because of a new LGBTQ curriculum beginning with 2nd graders.  Parents were originally allowed to opt out of such programs, but no longer.  Parents pulled their kids out anyway.  Other states have implemented similar programs beginning as early as pre-school.  They include books and activities meant to introduce alternate life styles like switching genders and having same sex parents, making them seem normal and commonplace.


Joel Osteen Flys to New York for LGBTQD Event.  Houston Pastor Joel Osteen and his lovely wife Victoria, publicly showed their support of the LGBTQD — Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queers and Debauchery practitioners, by attending a Lady Gaga event at Harlem's Apollo theater which celebrated Gay Pride Month.  It is not clear if the Osteens were there with Lady Gaga, who would have invited them, or, if they simply got on a plane, paid for the tickets and flew there.  The entire event was centered around "Gay Pride."

The Editor says...
I was somewhat suspicious when I first read the article immediately above, because it's not the kind of story one should spread around, unless the story's authenticity can be confirmed beyond a reasonable doubt.  It's one thing to go where the homosexuals and transvestites are, to show them they are in error.  It is quite another thing to consort with the homosexuals and abet their "Pride" event for commercial (SiriusXM) gain.  The Bible says, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." [Psalm 1:1]  This means that a Christian has no business participating in and celebrating an event like the one described in the article above, and in the next few articles below.  Obviously, the political left has no qualms about lying, and they would probably love to see Joel Osteen go the way of Jimmy Swaggart, so any story of this kind is dubious.  What to do?  The Bible also says, "One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth:  at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established."  [Deuteronomy 19:15]  Here are the additional witnesses:

Witness #2
Joel Osteen Attends Lady Gaga LGBT Pride Event.  Gaga began by asking the crowd, "Are you ready to f____ing party tonight?"  In the crowd were Joel and Victoria Osteen, who were indeed ready to party.  The event was hosted to celebrate gay pride at the Apollo theater and the pastor of the nation's largest 'church' was in attendance. [...] The event was basically a theatrically performed representation of the Biblical city of Sodom, and the crowd couldn't be gayer to be there.

Witness #3
Joel Osteen Celebrates LGBTQ Pride at Lady Gaga Event.  Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria were among a number of celebrities, including drag queens, actors and music industry personalities, who attended the "SiriusXM and Pandora Present Lady Gaga at the Apollo" concert on Monday night [6/24/2019] in New York City.  The two posed on the carpet for a photograph next to a SiriusXM/Pandora/Lady Gaga backdrop, which is posted online.  "Are you ready to [expletive] party tonight?  Are we making history?"  Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, asked the crowd as she opened the show, according to the New York Daily News.

Witness #4
Joel Osteen Celebrates LGBTQ Pride at Lady Gaga Event.  This is not satire, this really happened.  Joel Osteen, one of the modern-day princes of the Word of Faith prosperity gospel movement, was seen at Lady Gaga's pride celebration at Apollo Theater on Monday night [6/24/2019].  The New York Daily News reports [...]

Witness #5
Joel Osteen Celebrates LGBTQ Pride at Lady Gaga Event.  Lady Gaga is known for her risque performances and lack of modest attire.  Being that Osteen is a charlatan who has been given over to the lusts of this world and bilks millions of people for every dime they have, it comes as no surprise that he and his wife, Victoria, would immerse themselves in the culture of demonic influence, sex, and greed. [...] Interestingly, Osteen asserted a few years ago that he believes that the Scriptures are clear that homosexuality is a sin.  Yet, he has continuously softened his tone and downplayed the significance toward homosexuality since then.  In an effort to remain culturally relevant and inclusive, Osteen generally avoids the topic altogether.

Witness #6
Lady Gaga shows Pride in sexy Apollo Theater show.  [Amy] Poehler wasn't the only heavy hitter in the crowd.  From Alaska Thunder[...], a drag performer who won Season 2 of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" to the controversial televangelist and anti-LGBTQ pastor Joel Osteen, the event drew an eclectic mix of fans, industry insiders and celebrities, from the movies (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas), the music universe (Clive Davis, Adam Lambert), the fashion world (Alexander Wang), television (John Oliver, Camila Mendes) and the America's gay Royal couple and Harlem residents Neil Patrick Harris and [his] husband David Burtka.  Osteen's presence was curious, because Gaga has championed LGBTQ causes.

Witness #7
Joel and Victoria Osteen Attend Lady Gaga Concert, Pose for Sirius/Pandora Merger.  The Osteens have their own channel on SiriusXM, which according to its description, features "daily messages of hope and inspiration, live call-in shows and with Joel and Victoria, and special live services."  Being connected to the network is likely the reason why they were invited to the event.  Christian News contacted Joel Osteen Ministries to inquire about the appearance, but was told by a representative that she didn't know anything about the matter as she had just learned of it and that any statement would have to come from Joel himself.  Some outlets expressed bewilderment as to why the Osteens attended since it was assumed that he opposes homosexuality, which Gaga advocates.

Will Amazon ban the Bible next?  In a very disturbing move, Amazon has removed the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the psychologist whom critics have dubbed "the father of conversion therapy."  In other words, for claiming that sexual orientation is not innate and immutable, and for claiming that change is possible, Dr. Nicolosi's books must be banned.  This leads to the logical question:  Will Amazon ban the Bible next?

Designers refuse to be at conference if Christian is there.  The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts makes a big deal about inclusion, with a pages-long statement concerning its "passionate conversations" about ethnicity, gender, race, ability, disability and age.  But its policy of inclusion apparently goes only so far.  That became clear after AIGA declared it would not participate in a design conference unless a Christian speaker was excluded.  Fox News reported the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of AIGA refused to partner with the Circles Conference, a three-day event for graphics and user experience designers, if David Roark was on the speakers roster.  Roark is the communications director for The Village Church, a Texas megachurch.

Oreos: Not just a cookie anymore, now a political statement.  Nabisco and the other parent companies of Oreos, Cadbury, and Mondelez International, have made a political decision to link arms with the NCTE and indoctrinate America's schoolchildren into the transgender movement.  You will be made to think that sexuality is fluid and gender is not limited to male and female even if it requires your children to be used as pawns.  The party of science is willing to deny the existence of biological certainties, like chromosomes, in order to appease the politically woke.

California Assembly Approves Resolution That Calls for Church Acceptance of LGBTQ.  The California State Assembly voted 9-2 to send to the state senate a resolution calling on "religious leaders to counsel on LGBTQ matters from a place of love, compassion, and knowledge of the psychological and other harms of conversion therapy."  While no one would argue with the aim of being more loving and more compassionate in our counsel of our fellow man, the people's representatives do not possess any authority in the arena of religious practice.

De Blasio:  Medicare for All Should Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery.  New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said Medicare for All should cover gender reassignment surgeries on Sunday [6/30/2019].  "Absolutely.  We have to respect everyone's medical needs," de Blasio said at New York City's pride parade, when asked if the procedure should be covered in a Medicare for All system, according to comments reported by the Daily Caller.  "If someone needs a surgery to be full and to live their life fully — the idea is a health care system that actually serves everyone to the fullest, not a health care system that rations and causes people to struggle to get just a little health care."

The Editor says...
If you really believe that a sex change operation is "just a little health care," you should take your browsing somewhere else, because this web site is not for you.

Tensions between trans women and gay men boil over at Stonewall anniversary.  A black transgender woman wanted to be heard, but the white men wanted to celebrate.  The scene at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Saturday [6/29/2019], as reported by multiple witnesses on social media, showed how long-simmering tensions between transgender women of color and white gay men have boiled over during the celebration of World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Chick-fil-A in NYC vandalized during Pride parade.  A Chick-fil-A in Manhattan was vandalized Sunday [6/30/2019], during the World Pride Parade.  As first reported by the Daily Caller, cross-shaped pink tape that read "F*** haters" marked the front window of the midtown Manhattan location, which was closed during the parade for Sunday.  The same epithet was scrawled in black marker on the window.  A colorfully decorated sign with the message, "LOVE is a terrible thing to waste" was also seen propped up against the door.

Marchers protest New York's 'commercialized' Pride parade.  Chanting slogans of defiance, thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York on Sunday to protest commercialization of the city's official Pride parade attended by millions of people a few blocks away.  The alternative Queer Liberation March in downtown Manhattan was designed to be a return to "a people's political march" without corporate sponsorship and police barricades, organizers said.

Presbyterian church features drag queen reading story to children about LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk.  Last Sunday [6/23/2019], Dan Davidson briefly stepped out of his role as caretaker of Cincinnati's Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church and became "Sparkle Leigh" — dressed in drag with tons of makeup and glitter — to read a story to children during the service about LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk, the assassinated San Francisco politician who was openly gay, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.  Davidson wore a pink, flowing dress and a green curly wig, the outlet said, adding that the congregation clapped during "exciting parts of the tale."

Calls to Normalize Pedophilia on the Rise:  New Report Recommends Workshops Instead of Prosecution.  Jackie Hill Perry, who shares her journey from lesbian to Christian poet, writer, and hip-hop artist in her book "Gay Girl Good God," recently retweeted a TED Talk speaker who normalizes pedophilia.  Perry's thread started Tuesday when she posted a tweet by Ian Miles Cheong, who wrote, "This is apparently mainstream now.  Hosted by TED Talks."  He then pulled out a quote from a presenter.  "Pedophilia is an unchangeable sexual orientation."

Demons at work:
Drag queen on all fours roars, growls incoherently at library 'pride' event for teens.  A public library in Washington state was the platform for a drag show and "pride celebration designed by teens for teens" that featured a man dressed in drag who roared incoherently while on all fours.  One parent called it "demonic."

Corey Johnson announces $19M in new LGBT programs as city celebrates World Pride weekend.  City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced $19 million in funding for LGBT support programs in honor of Pride, including big boosts to help transgender people.  On World Pride weekend in the city, Johnson said the move to nearly double funding for the programs marks a sea change in New York's approach to the gay community.  "Acceptance is not enough," Johnson said.  "Our local government must fund programs that support the LBGTQ community, particularly transgender people."

Why Trans Activists Will Destroy Homosexual Rights.  Beneath the lavish media praise, the trans movement is hiding a litany of self-annihilating logic and regressive attitudes that merit public conversation.  Aside from changing language to suit their subjective identity, the push to deny women sex-segregated protections, and the aggressive support for the transitioning of children, the often overlooked reality to this activism is the movement's blatantly aggressive homophobia.  They claim to fight for "inclusivity," but in pushing trans ideology, these activists are, either wittingly or unwittingly, actively erasing lesbians, gays, and any legislation intended to protect them.  These supposed defenders of gays and lesbians are endangering the people they claim to fight for by selling out the community they call their own.

Fake women being offered Pap smears and breast screenings, but real women are not.  Ordinarily, catering to people who think or claim to be a gender other than the one nature assigned them is silly but harmless.  But now Public Health England (formerly the National Health Service) has implemented a practice that could prove deadly.  It has begun inviting men who identify as women to come in for annual Pap smears and breast screenings despite their lack of a cervix on which to administer the first test.  But PHE has also stopped inviting women who identify as men to come in for these crucial screenings out of fear of offending them.

Americans Still Greatly Overestimate U.S. Gay Population.  U.S. adults estimate that nearly one in four Americans (23.6%) are gay or lesbian.  Gallup has previously found that Americans have greatly overestimated the U.S. gay population, recording similar average estimates of 24.6% in 2011 and 23.2% in 2015. In each of the three polls in which Gallup has asked this question, a majority of Americans estimated this population to be 20% or greater.

Yankees add Stonewall Inn plaque to famed Monument Park.  A plaque behind the center field fence at Yankee Stadium was dedicated Tuesday night [6/25/2019] to commemorate the Stonewall Inn uprising 50 years ago, which sparked a pivotal rebellion in the LGBTQ rights movement.

Twitter Erupts After Dem Presidential Candidate Promotes Abortion Rights for Transgender Women.  When it comes to so-called "abortion rights", Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro believes no one should be excluded from the right to choose — including men who identify as women.

Psychologists Can't Figure Out Why Hardly Anyone Wants To Date A Trans Person.  A recent Journal of Social and Personal Relationships study found that nearly 90 percent of survey respondents are not interested in dating transgender people.  In a Psychology Today article on the study, coauthor Karen Blair implies these findings demonstrate significant discrimination — or at least an unwillingness to be inclusive — in dating.  However, instead of pointing out the obvious truth that biological cues are foundational for sexual and romantic attraction, the author goes to great lengths to convey sympathy for the exclusion of transgenders in the dating field as if it's merely a social justice issue.  This is yet another avenue progressives are using to encourage others to deny biological reality and normalize abnormal behaviors.

Making LGBT a Protected Class Will Kill Religious Liberty.  The current campaign to amend federal and state civil rights laws to extend protections to sexual orientation and gender identity isn't meant to eliminate discrimination — it's meant to eliminate religious freedom.  What else are we to believe when proponents of such amendments tell us as much?  Earlier this month, Michigan State Senator Jeremy Moss introduced legislation to amend the state's civil rights law to add sexual orientation and sexual identity as protected classes.  One of the main objections to changing the law before now has been the harm it must do to conscience protections and the free exercise of religion.  Like their federal cousin, the Equality Act, these laws can't ensure equality because, as gay writer Brad Polumbo explains, they work by "elevating [LGBT] rights over those of religious Americans."  Senator Moss isn't even pretending this isn't the case.

Mastercard to unleash massive identity theft wave across America by allowing "gender fluid" individuals to use any name they want on their credit cards.  A recent Mastercard company announcement explains that many members of the LGBTQIA+ community are experiencing "major pain" from having to use credit cards, debit cards, or prepaid cards that don't "reflect their true identity."  So, Mastercard plans to fix this by allowing LGBTQIA+s to use any made-up name they want — swinging wide open the door for mass identity theft.

The Editor says...
Identity theft is one thing, but this opens the door to fraud, most of all.  One cannot take advantage of credit if the customer, the merchant, and the bank can't even agree on the customer's name.  Anyone who is so confused and so mercurial about his or her own name should have a credit rating of zero.  Pay in cash or be gone.

Man Gets Interrogated By Police For Liking A 'Transphobic' Limerick On Twitter — It's Recorded As A 'Hate Incident'.  In the UK lives a man named Harry Miller.  As per Metro.co.uk, Harry has a particular viewpoint:  "Trans women are not women."  On Twitter, there arose a post containing a limerick.  The poem appeared to mock transgenderism.  Harry "liked" the tweet.  Subsequently, he was interrogated by police for half an hour.

Dana Pico tweet
Wonder if I'll get banned by Twitter for this one!.  I figured that I'd better get a screenshot!


"Social justice" homosexuals actively working to contaminate the blood donor supply with blood-borne diseases, claiming safety is "discrimination".  The me-centered mindset of LGBTQP cultists knows no bounds, as homosexual men in the United Kingdom are now knowingly contaminating the blood donor supply with their tainted blood in order to selfishly achieve what they perceive and demand as "equality" with non-LGBTQPs.  Even though U.K. law prohibits sodomites from donating blood if they've had sexual relations with other men in the past three months — the purpose of this being to protect vulnerable patients from contracting sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) — some self-worshiping gays are reportedly lying on medical forms and donating their blood anyway — because "tolerance" and "love."

Colorado STEM shooter says he targeted students over criticism about being transgender.  The transgender student accused of shooting up a Colorado school told police that he wanted other students to "suffer from trauma like he had to in his life."  One of the two alleged shooters, 16-year-old Alec McKinney, is transgender and identifies as male.  McKinney told officers that he wanted to take revenge on students at the STEM school in Colorado for how they treated him.

Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?  As an environmental activist who was deplatformed from a speaking venue by transactivists, in 2013 I developed curiosity about the power of this group to force this development.  A year later, when Time magazine announced a transgender tipping point on its cover, I had already begun to examine the money behind the transgender project.  I have watched as all-women's safe spaces, universities, and sports opened their doors to any man who chose to identify as a woman.  Whereas men who identify as transwomen are at the forefront of this project, women who identify as transmen seem silent and invisible.  I was astonished that such a huge cultural change as the opening of sex-protected spaces was happening at such a meteoric pace and without consideration for women and girls' safety, deliberation, or public debate.

Minnesota United Methodist Church members take a stand against anti-LGBTQ policies.  United Methodist Church parishioners in Minnesota are taking a stand on an issue that's dividing the church.  This week at the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, members voted to make the church more inclusive, voting to reject the church's long-standing policies involving LGBTQ members and clergy.  The move came after church delegates from around the world voted in February to keep bans on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy in place in the church.

Pastor Jailed During 'Drag Queen Story Hour,' SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof.  A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday [6/15/2019] after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a "Drag Queen Story Hour."  The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children.  Afhsin Yaghtin of New Covenant Baptist Church was arrested for obstructing an officer as he contended with police that the South Hill Library is public property and that he should be able to speak adjacent to the facility instead of being required to stand across the street.

Mastercard will allow transgender people to use chosen name.  Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen names on credit cards in an effort to combat discrimination at the cash register.

Pride really is nothing to boast about.  The rise of the LGBTQ movement has turned the tables in American culture.  Before the 1990s, homosexuality was generally considered abnormal.  Certainly not something to be proud of.  It was seen as shameful.  My, how the times have changed.  Today the only ones shamed are those who dare speak out in favor of traditional moral roles of men and women.  Say anything even mildly critical of LGBTQs and it can cost you your livelihood. [...] The LGBTQ movement, while powerful, is also the most sensitive social movement in the country.  Make any indication of disapproval and you get labeled a "bigot" or a "hater" and publicly shamed.  It's really scary for a lot of Americans who are forced to attend corporate "diversity training," which is code for force-feeding the LGBTQ agenda on them.  The truth is the LGBTQ activists have basically conquered the Western world.  The only thing they lack is shutting down the Christian church, which still believes that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible teaches as much.

Lesbian Pair Performed At-home "Sex Change" on Young Son — Then Killed Him.  This could only happen in the age of "transgender" ideology.  In Brazil, a woman and her lesbian partner removed her nine-year-old son's penis, claiming that he "wanted to be a girl."  A year later they murdered him, with the mother stating that she hated her son because he reminded her of her father. [...] Since the two women obviously are quite deranged, [the child's] treatment would have been shoddy regardless.  Yet it's hard to imagine this story unfolding as it did absent "transgender" ideology.  After all, where does a person get the idea that a "boy can become a girl" and that superficial mutilation effects this change in being?  Making ideas part of the public consciousness has consequences.

Lesbians Murder 9-Year-Old Son After Cutting Off His Genitals To Make Him "Transgender".  While not all those who engage in homosexuality do this, what they are doing is a crime against nature, but it is clear that the Bible's explanation that God has turned them over to a reprobate mind to dishonor themselves is true, and this story comes just in time to expose the depths of depravity of the LGBTQ crowd.

Propaganda train
MTA celebrates LGBTQ culture with Pride-themed trains, MetroCards.  The MTA is marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising with a series of World Pride themed MetroCards and special Pride logos that will be put on trains across the city, agency officials said Friday [6/14/2019].


Why opposing the LGBTQ agenda is not bigotry.  Back in April of this year, Michael W. Chapman penned a column for CNS about Ana Samuel, Ph.D., the research scholar and pro-traditional marriage activist who warned 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg that his homosexual ideology is "dangerous to the nation."  Samuel maintains that while civility is paramount in the debate over this issue, she also asserts that her following (representing millions of mothers with traditional family values) will resist "policies that assault our values, harm our families, and hurt our children."  Ms. Samuel is a notable figure, not only because she is dynamic and well-educated, but because she is Latina, and therefore is bucking the system to which a majority of Americans of Latin descent hold allegiance.  Samuel happens to be the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and her husband is an Argentine immigrant.  The couple have six children.

The Democrats are showing us where their priorities lie:
Maryland Government Building Replaces POW/MIA Flag With LGBT Flag.  The Montgomery County Council faced backlash after a flag honoring America's missing soldiers was replaced with a rainbow gay pride flag to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.  Led by the county's first ever LGBT council member Evan Glass, the POW/MIA flag was removed from its flagstaff outside the Maryland county's executive office building Monday morning, reported NBC Washington.  The move drew immediate criticism.  "When I was in Vietnam, I was there six days before two guys were missing in action, and they still haven't found their bodies," John "Bill" Williams, a Vietnam veteran, said to the television station.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sued Again after Refusing to Bake 'Gender Transition' Cake.  Jack Phillips — the Colorado bakery owner who prevailed in a religious-liberty case before the Supreme Court last year — has once again been sued, this time for refusing to bake a cake celebrating a customer's gender transition.  Autumn Scardina, a transgender Colorado woman, filed a civil suit against Phillips on Wednesday [6/5/2019] over his refusal to bake her a cake that was to be blue on the outside and pink on the inside in celebration of her transition.

The Editor says...
Perhaps it would be more appropriate if the finished product was a blue cake on the outside, and a dung heap on the inside.

Instagram Promotes 'Trans Disabled Model' Who Is Calling For The Killing Of All 'Transphobes'.  Facebook-owned Instagram on Monday [6/10/2019] promoted "trans disabled model" Aaron Philip, 18, across their platform and to their more than 304 million followers in honor of Pride Month. [...] After Instagram promoted Philip all over their site, Twitter and on Facebook, Philip within hours began calling for the "killing" of all "transphobes."

Brown and Out in Beverly Hills.  Leftists advance incrementally.  Their template is as simple as it is predictable:  Ask for a little, and swear that the demands will end there.  Most regular folks will give in because decent people generally seek compromise.  But to leftists, compromise is merely a temporary step, a strategy.  "We don't want gay marriage, we just want equal partner benefits!  Civil unions will shut us up."  "Don't Ask, Don't Tell is fine.  It's not like we want the military to pay for tranny surgeries!"  "Gender discrimination laws will not lead to the government forcing women to let men use their bathrooms."

Restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Vatican Rejects Gender Theory as Contrary to 'Right Reason'.  The Vatican has condemned "gender theory" for attempting to separate a person's gender from their biological sex, leading to an untenable "utopia of the neuter."  In its 30-page text, titled Male and Female He Created Them, the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education denounces an "educational crisis" stemming from efforts to indoctrinate children with mistaken notions of gender fluidity and human sexuality.

Pence On Flying Gay Pride Flag On U.S. Embassy Flagpoles:  We Have One American Flag.  Speaking with NBC News on Monday [6/10/2019], Vice President Mike Pence did not back down when asked if he supported the State Department's decision not to fly the rainbow Gay Pride flag on the flagpoles outside American embassies.  Pence stated, "I'm aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly, and that's the American flag.  And I support that. ... when it comes to the American flagpole at American embassies at capitals across the world, having the one American flag fly, I think, is the right decision."

Rep. Ilhan Omar slams 'bigoted' Trump administration for barring pride flag from foreign embassies.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D., Minn., has accused the Trump administration of being "bigoted" amid reports that U.S. embassies have had requests to fly the rainbow Pride flag denied.  June is Pride Month, promoting visibility for the LGBTQ community, and U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil, and Latvia made requests to the Trump administration to fly the flag on the official embassy flagpole in honor of Pride.  According to NBC News, those requests were denied by the State Department.

U.S. embassies defying Trump admin by flying 'gay pride' flag: 'This is category one insurrection'.  The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS Donald Trump's policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the "gay pride" rainbow flag in defiance of the president.  After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of "Pride Month," several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.  As reported by the Washington Post, several U.S. embassies are finding ways to either defy or show opposition to, the White House's instructions.

Disturbing Video Surfaces Of Childrens' Drag Show, With Touchy-Feely Adults.  As reported last week, a venue called the Friendly House played host to a child centric drag queen show in Portland (where else), featuring 10 year old drag kid Sparkle Lynn More.  It was also promoted on MensGo.com as a gay audience event.  Street videographer Brandon Farley attended the event and has posted video of the entire thing on his YouTube channel.

Time for the LGBT Movement to Leave the Kids Alone.  This summer, PBS Kids premiered an episode of the children's show Arthur in which a teacher, Mr. Ratburn, "marries" another male character.  Even before this premiere, PBS was already infusing the LGBT agenda into its programming.  In between its shows, a happy song about families included an image of two dads with a baby and lyrics to that effect.  Disney and other children's stations long ago jumped onto the LGBT bandwagon with their line-up.  As a Guardian headline noted in 2016, "From Nickelodeon to Disney:  Children's TV leads the way for LGBT characters," with same-sex unions featuring prominently in shows.  It is not just television, of course.  Rumors now fly that even Elsa of Frozen may be a lesbian in the Disney sequel.  In fact, if you have a preschooler or early elementary-school child nowadays, you will find same-sex sexual relationships, as well as transgender advocacy, advertised throughout your children's media and public programming.

2020 Democrats call to end ban on gay men donating blood.  A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 election are calling for an end to a long-held standard for blood donations, which critics say enforces latent homophobia and leaves America's blood supply vulnerable to unscientific limits.  That policy, which bans gay and bisexual men who have had sex with other men within the past year from donating blood, has been criticised as unnecessary in terms of modern scientific testing for blood-borne sexually transmitted diseases like HIV — modern tests can find the virus in the bloodstream within two weeks.

LGBT People Are Not Oppressed Or Persecuted In This Country.  As everyone knows, June is African-American Music Appreciation Month.  It's also National Safety Month and National Smile Month.  And we can't forget that it is ALS Awareness Month, Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Hernia Awareness Month, Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, National Aphasia Awareness Month, National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month, National Scleroderma Awareness Month, and Scoliosis Awareness Month.  But all of these holy observances must take a backseat to the most hallowed of them all:  LGBT Pride Month.

Frankenstein Designer Kids:  What You Don't Know About Gender-Transitioning Will Blow Your Mind.  Puberty-blocking drugs, mastectomies, vaginal surgery and fake penises — all with zero chance of reversal — these are just some of the radical experimental methods being used on children.  The madness must stop.

Florida Rep. Mike Hill vs. the Gay Establishment.  Another day, another round of hypocrisy and manufactured outrage by Florida's political left-wing:  In the latest fake upset, a Halloween-coalition of the state's LGBT lobby and GOP establishment hacks have set their sights on one of the state's two black Republican legislators.  His crime?  Laughing off a patently ridiculous proposal by a constituent that he propose legislation criminalizing sodomy.

Transgenderism vs.  Free Speech in BC.  The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) recently decided a case involving a flyer distributed by a street preacher, William Whatcott, challenging the candidacy for provincial office of a man who identified publicly as a woman.  Whatcott apparently handed out 1500 flyers on street corners, stuffed them in mailboxes, taped them to doors and even put a copy on the internet, things that many political campaigners do today.  Whatcott's target was Morgane Oger, a trans-woman running for the leftist New Democratic Party (NDP) in the 2017 British Columbia election.  His flyer ("Transgenderism vs.  Truth in Vancouver-False Creek") exposed Oger's claim to be "a woman born into a male body" as fraudulent.  "The truth" he said, "is there are only two genders, male and female and they are God-given and unchangeable.  Morgan's DNA will always be male, he will never have a uterus and no amount of cosmetic surgery, fake hormones, or media propaganda is going to be able to change these facts."  He concluded by calling on people not to vote for the Oger or the NDP.  Oger lost the election.  Oger then filed a complaint with the BCHRT, alleging the flyer violated section 7 of the Provincial Human Rights Code which, among other things, prohibited publication of any statement that "indicates discrimination or an intention to discriminate."

Target goes full speed LGBTQ with 'Love my dads' shirts for kiddies.  Target, the object of long-running Christian group boycott — because of its opening of bathrooms and dressing rooms to those of both sexes — has now found a new way to bolster its prestige with the LGBTQ movement:  The retailer is selling "Love my dads" and "Love my moms" shirts.  And donating $100,000 to the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network.  Gotta get those LGBTQ dollars, right?  Let the boycotts begin anew, say members of the American Family Association.

Biden declares LGBTQ rights his No. 1 legislative priority.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday [6/1/2019] that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation's labor and civil rights laws.

Socialist group celebrates 'literally no straight people'.  The Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Texas State University celebrated on Twitter that there are "literally no straight people" on its e-board.  The group issued the tweet on the third day of LGBT "Pride Month."

Teachers Crown Transgender Prom King at Massachusetts High School.  A Massachusetts high school named a biological female prom king Friday [5/31/2019].  "Nicholas Bulman, the Barnstable High School student who came out as transgender last summer, was crowned prom king at the Class of 2019's celebration Friday night at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis," according to The Cape Cod Times.  Students did not have the opportunity to vote, according to the report.  Instead, teachers chose Bulman from a list of five prom king candidates, and chose the prom queen from a list of five girls.

WHO will no longer categorize transgender as mental disorder.  The World Health Organization will no longer categorize transgender people as having a mental disorder, according to reports.  "Gender Identity Disorder" was removed from the organization's classification of diseases as of last weekend and will now be referred to as "gender incongruence," included in WHO's section about sexual health, Time reported.

The Death of the Democratic Party.  In a recent speech in Las Vegas, Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate from South Bend, Indiana, spoke about the dangers posed by "so-called identity politics." [...] Must everything revolve around the trans community?  Seriously?  Trans people make up about of 0.6% of the American population, yet they make up almost 100% of the conversation.  One assumes that a large number of Americans are fed up with constantly being told to "embrace" transgender and gender nonconforming people, to "empathize" with their collective struggle.  This does not mean that the exasperated are transphobic.  The vast majority wish no harm on people who are uncomfortable with their identities.  They just happen to have more personal, more pressing issues that need addressing, like trying to pay their bills, keep their jobs, or send their children to a decent college.

This isn't advertising.  It's propaganda.
Woke: New Gillette Ad Features Dad Teaching Transgender Son How to Shave.  Gillette's latest ad shows a dad teaching his transgender son how to shave.  "Whenever, wherever, however it happens — your first shave is special," Gillette said in the caption to the video posted to their official Facebook page.

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As usual, what you see on television is an inversion of the truth:  I challenge you to find a girl who thinks she's a boy who actually has a father around.  I don't think you can such a case, except on television.  In any case, there is no such thing as a "transgender son."  Your daughter may be a transvestite who chooses to dress and act like a man, but every cell in her body still has female chromosomes.

The Nefariousness of Trans Ideology.  When it comes to the increased number of people identifying as transgender, greater social acceptance of a previously stigmatized condition clearly plays a role in this process.  Nevertheless, the rates at which young people are identifying as transgender are soaring at an alarming rate.  A 2018 study carried out by Lisa Littman, a physician and professor of behavioral science at Brown University, found that the vast majority of the youth in her sample who identified as trans all had one thing in common:  They had been directly exposed to one or more peers who had recently "come out" as trans.  Furthermore, these children, according to their parents, had exhibited a noticeable increase in internet and social media consumption.  Transgenederism, it appears, was trending.

The Trans Lobby Is Now Marketing to Your Kids.  As the LGBT movement continues to grow in power and influence, it has started to market drag and transgender ideology to the most gullible group out there:  children.  These efforts normalize concepts that are unscientific and that promote medical treatments that many medical professionals oppose.  Take what happened recently on Mother's Day.  Chips Ahoy!, king of the commercialized, processed cookie, tweeted an endorsement of its product by Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, the name of a well-known drag queen.

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Drag queen is another way to say transvestite.  A "trans woman" is also a transvestite.

The Equality Act would turn America upside down.  Democrats in the House are celebrating Friday's [5/17/2019] passage of the Equality Act, a misnamed legal jackhammer that would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to federal civil rights law.  It goes far beyond allowing men into women's sports and locker rooms, as bad as that is.  It provides the state with the power to persecute anyone who won't celebrate any aspect of the LGBTQ agenda.  Far from merely expanding civil rights categories, it turns any recognition of the differences between the sexes or any preference for traditional sexual morality into actionable "hate," creating fertile grounds for lawsuits.

Pediatric endocrinologist says 'transgender therapy' is dangerous to kids; backed by no real 'science'.  In a claim that is likely to earn him a visit by scores of deranged Left-wing social justice warriors, a noted pediatric endocrinologist said Friday that 'transgender therapy' now being administered to kids is essentially based on zero real 'science' and largely experimental.  That is, it's largely political.

1987 LGBTQ Demands Become Law in the Equality Act.  Remember when activists on the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage in essence the law of the land?  Elated, Obama said, "Love wins!" He celebrated the unconstitutional destruction of the God ordained sacred institution of marriage by ordering that the White House be lit in rainbow colors.  Leftists decreed that the LGBTQ lifestyle is a "beautiful thing" which Americans had better embrace or suffer severe punishment.

UK: Parents Gender Transition Son, 7, and Foster Son, 3, to Female.  A British judge has given his approval to the foster parents of a transgender child who "transitioned" to their new gender at just three-years-old.  The two parents, named only as TP and CP, already had a seven-year-old biological child who had changed their gender from boy to girl just months earlier.

Chips Ahoy! mocks people upset over 'drag moms' ad: 'They're big mad'.  Nabisco's Chips Ahoy! cookie brand on Sunday [5/12/2019] mocked people who were upset over the company's Mother's Day ad that featured a recent contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race."  Jose Cancel, a drag queen who uses the stage name Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, recorded a video for the cookie company urging people to buy cookies for their moms and "drag moms" for Mother's Day.

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Well, there's another product to boycott.  Used to be my favorite cookie, but I'm not buying them any more.  Not now.  Not ever.  Never.

Twitter going after the scientists in conflict with transgender activist orthodoxy now.  Ray Blanchard, Ph.D. is no Alex Jones with out-there conspiracy theories.  He's a respected scientist whose research on transgenderism is science-based and consistent with existing research on the reality of gender dysphoria, the psychological disorder that prompts some patients to attempt to change their sex.  He's also quite compassionate toward these individuals, as they are his patients, but his research is premised on hard, fact-based research, such as that there is no changing a person's chromosomes, even if a person has altered his body through surgery. [...] In short, he's a moderate, with views well within the mainstream of science.  And Twitter banned him — not for saying anything wild, not for insulting anyone, but for publishing his research.

Why Have Department of Defense Suicides Spiked?  For decades, transvestites and transgenders experienced one of the highest overall suicide rates for people with mental illnesses.  According to Suicide.org, 90% of all suicides are the result of untreated mental disorders.  Over 60% (and possibly up to 90% as shown at Case Western) of transgender people have comorbid psychiatric disorders, which often go wholly untreated.  Transgender people report attempting suicide at a staggering rate — above 40%.  Some studies at Suicide.org have it as high as over fifty percent, regardless of whether the transgender opted for sexual reassignment surgery or not.  It was DOD policy to screen for homosexuality up until 1993.  President Clinton removed the recruit screening process for homosexuality as well as for personality disorders and mental illnesses when he signed Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

The Destructive Equality Act of 2019.  My dictionary defines psychosis as "a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality."  We now have a majority of members of Congress who are prepared to pass into law that the sex individuals are born with — their chromosomal and physical reality — will take a back seat to how those individuals choose to define their own sexual identity.  Henceforth, we'll be done with the idea that there is some objective reality independent of what of any particular individual decides it is.  I once complained that our society was denying morality — right and wrong.  Now we're beyond this.  We're denying reality in its entirety.

Walk Away Event Encourages LGBT People To Separate From The Democratic Party.  I like a lot of Austen Fletcher's videos but this one is a bit different than most.  In this clip, Fletcher isn't at a campus talking to people, he's at an event in West Hollywood called "#Walk Away" which is aimed at encouraging LGBT people to consider distancing themselves from the Democratic Party.

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No, that's okay, you can stay with the Democrats.  This country doesn't need two Democratic Parties.  The Democrats are welcome to retain their core constituents:  welfare queens, prostitutes, homosexuals, bikers, communists, homeless bums, and assorted troublemakers.

The credentialed media's creeping attempts to normalize 'transgenderism'.  It was not so long ago that the credentialed media referred to the person now going by the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning as a 'transgender woman,' formerly known as Bradley Manning.  In an act of unbelievable stupidity, the government, under President Barack Obama, did not challenge Mr Manning's filing legally to change his name to Chelsea, though at least the government didn't attempt the idiocy of transferring him to a women's prison.  President Obama commuted the remainder of Mr Manning's prison sentence just before he left office.  Even in those stories of the past, the credentialed media chose to use the feminine pronouns to refer to Mr Manning, something with which I disagreed, and something which this site does not do.  But in the [Washington] Post's current article, Mr Manning's 'transgenderism' is never mentioned, nor that he was known as Bradley Manning when he committed his crimes.

Cuba cancels annual 'Conga Against Homophobia' parade.  Cuban gay rights activists denounced the government's decision to cancel this year's parade against homophobia, accusing it of snatching away their main platform at a key moment as the Caribbean nation is set to debate legalizing same-sex marriage.  The state-run National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), which has spearheaded advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in recent years, announced on Monday it would not hold its 12th annual conga.

Denver high school shooters are revealed to be a young GIRL who 'was male by appearance' and an 18-year-old boy.  Devon Erickson, 18, and a juvenile female — who authorities previously identified as a boy — were taken into custody following the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver on Tuesday afternoon [5/7/2019].  Erickson was charged as an adult on Wednesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder ahead of an initial court appearance in the afternoon.  His accused accomplice is being charged separately as a juvenile. [...] The underage student is reportedly in the process of transitioning from female to male but Sheriff Tony Spurlock would not confirm if the young suspect was transgender.

Suspect In Denver School Shooting Is Transgender, Possibly Motivated By Revenge.  We are learning a bit more about the motive of yesterday's school shooting at Highlands Ranch, a STEM school in Denver.  It's being reported that one of the suspects is transgender and that the shooting may have been motivated by revenge and anger toward specific students.

Maya McKinney, second Colorado shooting suspect, identifies as [a] male named Alec.  The second suspect in the Colorado school shooting, Maya McKinney, was listed in court records as a 16-year-old female, but identifies as a male and prefers to be called Alec.  McKinney was shackled at the wrists and ankles Wednesday [5/8/2019] when he appeared in court and responded to the judge's questions in a clear but quiet voice, saying, "Yes, your honor," and, "No, your honor."  His mother sat at his side.  The teen's lawyers asked that the pronoun "he" be used for their client.

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If it's a girl, the correct pronoun is she, no matter what the lawyers say.  If the lawyers say 2+2=3, that doesn't mean they're right.

The Brainwashing of a Nation.  Exploiting sexuality, triggering guilt and shame in children, to transform their identity was usually the work of the lowest savage tribes and the vilest cults.  It's now the American education system.  The techniques aren't new.  They're as evil and old as time itself.  Like every cult, the modern campus claims to serve an educational purpose, helping students find meaning and purpose, but insisting that they must first be cured of the subconscious evils such as white privilege and toxic masculinity that are holding them back through a process that deconstructs their barriers, encourages confession, expressions of trauma, shame and guilt, to create new identities.  This isn't education.  It's not even dogmatic lecturing.  It's the same basic set of techniques used by any major cult in the country.

No, Christianity Doesn't Need To Endorse Homosexuality To Grow.  Research done jointly at Harvard and Indiana universities makes this clear, reporting that the number of adults attending liberalizing mainline churches has tanked precipitously from 35 percent of the American population in 1972 to 12 percent in 2016.  This decline of the mainline churches began in the early 1960s when they started to question and officially change their positions on historic Christian basics like the deity of Christ, the existence of miracles, the reality of sin, and the atoning death of Jesus and His resurrection, as well as jettisoning biblical convictions about sex, gender, and abortion.  People started running for the doors of these churches with every new compromise, and this exodus continues en masse today.  It could hardly be worse if these pastors asked their parishioners to leave and never come back.  The Harvard/Indiana University research also shows that the churches that take the Bible as the reliable word of God are doing very well.  Compromising on biblical truths was, and is, a devastating church-growth strategy.

Protesters Oppose Children's Story Hour at Bay View Community Center.  Members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) gathered to express their opposition to a Drag Queen Story Hour held at Bay View Community Center (BVCC) this afternoon.  The story hour was presented by the Drag Queen Story Hour MKE.  The group's Facebook post about the event announced, "Everyone is welcome to come dressed up as Star Wars characters.  Please join us for an all ages, family event that will include stories and songs that promote service-learning, diversity, education, and creativity."  Named because a drag queen reads stories to children, the events were designed to promote imagination, diversity, education, and creativity.

Google Dumps Top Black, Female Conservative For Believing Men Can't Be Women.  As odd as everyone surely feels about those we've found ourselves agreeing with, we all seem to have found a lot of common ground on challenging a movement that's mandating parents go along with the chemical sterilization, or surgical sex organ modification, of all children who discover gender identity on Tumblr, or in a PFLAG group, or after a friend at school goes trans.  Many people find it curious that such drastic interventions are being proposed for a vaguely defined psychological condition with an ever-expanding list of barely related symptoms.

Bud Light launches rainbow pride bottles in partnership with LGBTQ organization.  The Bud Light you know and love tastes the same but looks a little different.  The beer company, in partnership with LGBTQ media organization GLAAD, launched its first-ever rainbow aluminum bottle to celebrate World Pride.

Franklin Graham Schools Mayor Pete on Homosexuality.  Graham responded on Facebook to Buttigieg's claim that God doesn't favor one political party or another.  "Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is right — God doesn't have a political party.  But God does have commandments, laws, and standards He gives us to live by.  God is God.  He doesn't change.  His Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever," Graham wrote.  "Mayor Buttigieg says he is a gay Christian and he wants to unite people behind him.  I'm sure there will be many people who will want to follow.  But as a Christian I believe what the Bible says.  God's Word defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised, or politicized.  The Bible defines marriage as between a man and a woman — not two men, not two women.

Ignorance, Fear, and LGBTQ.  LGBTQ activists' domination of our culture has come a long way from the days when they claimed they only wanted tolerance.  Today, they demand that we bend a knee in total submission and approval of their lifestyle in education, entertainment media, and even Christian churches.  LGBTQ activists are aggressively seeking to ban the Bible, declaring it bigoted hate speech.  LGBTQ activists seek to make it illegal to counsel those who wish to transition from LGBTQ lifestyles.  Leftists are thrilled about Corpus Christi, which is a blasphemous movie in which Jesus and his disciples are portrayed as homosexuals.  And yet, leftists are demanding that public schools forbid students from drawing pictures of Mohammad because Sharia law says to do so is blasphemy.

The So-Called Equality Act:  Making Some Americans More Equal than Others.  Every totalitarian system has used the tactic of coercing people to affirm the regime's agenda, even when they disagree.  Forcing people to mouth politically correct dogmas that they know are false is designed to break their spirit and their resistance.  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said the worst aspect of Communist totalitarianism was not the economic poverty or the lack of political rights; it was being forced to repeat the regime's lies:  "The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie."  Just a few years ago, few imagined that the greatest threat to liberty would come via the sexual revolution.  Its promise of liberation for some has turned into repression for everyone else.  Homosexual and transgender people are not a "vulnerable and marginalized population," as their propaganda puts it; they are now the favored few.

BYU valedictorian comes out as proud 'gay son of God' in graduation speech.  A Brigham Young University student quoted the Book of Mormon before he came out as a "gay son of God" during his commencement speech.  The audience cheered on Matt Easton, a political science valedictorian, on Friday [4/26/2019] as he made the announcement publicly for the first time at the school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Transgender Athletes Dominate at Connecticut Girls' Track State Meet.  According to FairPlayForWomen.com, a nonpartisan grassroots campaign based in the UK dedicated to fighting for the sex-base rights of women and girls, there are a number of skeletal and muscular differences between men and women.  Women are, on average, 9 percent shorter than men, and have shorter and weaker bones.  Women also have shorter arms and legs relative to body size — one can easily see where longer legs might benefit males in track sports.  As for muscles, women "are around 30-35% muscle by weight, while men are 40-50% muscle."  Women's ligaments are also thinner and softer than men's.  The impact these biological differences have when it comes to competitive sports is undeniable — and there are victims whose concerns are not being heard.

Maine legislators push to remove 'he' and 'him' from state's laws and replaced with gender-neutral terms.  A bill working its way up through Maine's state legislature Friday [4/26/2019] is calling for words like "he" and "him" to be scrubbed out of the wording of its laws — and instead be replaced with more gender-neutral terms.  Rep. Matt Moonen, a Democrat, says he wrote the bill after reading through laws and finding references to mostly male figures in positions of authority.  "The law still refers to the Governor as he, him (or) his, and I kept looking and was increasingly baffled, as I found more places where that is the case," he said, according to News Center Maine.

Kamala Harris calls for third gender option on federal IDs.  Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris says she supports putting a third gender option on federal identification cards.  The Democrat from California backed the idea when asked about it during a town hall Tuesday in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire.  "It's a simple point.  There needs to be another category.  And I'm open to the idea of doing that.  And I think that it's a good idea," Harris told Fox News and New Hampshire's Concord Monitor during an interview later in the day.

Living in Leftlandia.  [Scroll down]  They live in La-la Land, in Leftlandia, saturated in fantasies filled with pots of gold at the ends of LGBT rainbows.  They never touch down. [...] They believe they can pretend to be a gender other than what they were born with and that if they can browbeat the rest of us into playing their game, that it will be true.  They even believe they can make up new genders no one's ever heard of before.  They might as well imagine themselves to be unicorns as far as reality is concerned, but they're not concerned with reality.

Boy Scouts naming 200 leaders accused of sex abuse in New York, New Jersey.  The names of close to 200 Boy Scout leaders in New York and New Jersey accused of sexually abusing kids will be released Tuesday [4/23/2019].  The leaders worked in both states and were named in the Boy Scouts of America's "perversion files," according to a pair of law firms representing victims.  At afternoon press conferences in Midtown and Newark, lawyers from the firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates plan to release "shocking testimony" and demand that the Boy Scouts of America release the identities, background information and files on all BSA perpetrators in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

Report: Nearly 8K Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Sexual Assault Since 1944.  The Boy Scouts of America is continuing to grapple with sexual assault allegations within its organization.  Nearly 8,000 people have been named in the so-called "Perversion Files," which is a massive list of names kept by the organization since the 1940's documenting the number of volunteers kicked out of the Scouts due to sexual assault claims.  While the existence of the "Perversion Files" was made public in 2012, neither the number of people accused of assault nor their names has never been disclosed to the public — that is until now.

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Obviously, since the Boy Scouts was an organization exclusively for boys, until very recently, all of the perverts were homosexuals.  Not all homosexuals are pedophiles, but all homosexuals are perverts.

Charlize Theron:  My 3 Year-Old Boy Said She's a Girl, 'So, There You Go!'  Actress Charlize Theron has been raising her biologically-male son as a girl even since the child told her he wasn't a boy when he was three years old.  That's all it took for Theron to start raising her son Jackson, now seven, as a girl, the actress told The Daily Mail.

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Any parent who lets a three-year-old tell her what to do is an idiot.  Where's her husband?  Or is he irrelevant?

Leftists Now Using Extortion As A Tool In Their Continuing Hostile Takeover Of The United Methodist Church.  It appears that the leftists are now using financial extortion as a tool in their continuing hostile takeover of the United Methodist Church.  While all the media oxygen was (understandably) being used up by the Mueller Report release and the Muslim massacre of almost 300 Christians at Easter services in Sri Lanka, this article by NBC went largely unnoticed.

CDC: One in Seven Transgender Women Have HIV.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a "Dear Colleague" letter Wednesday with warnings about the high prevalence and risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among transgender individuals.

Charlize Theron's Bizarre Child Abuse:  She Claims Her Adopted Son Came Out as Transsexual at 3.  I am not joking or exaggerating one bit when I say that this should be considered child abuse and this kid should be taken away from Charlize Theron.  What she is doing to this kid is monstrous and a sane society would immediately recognize that it makes her unfit to be a mother.

Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity.  "Mayor Pete" is proudly gay and living happily with his husband.  He says God made him the way he is, and he is living the life God intended for him. [...] [W]hat Buttigieg is saying is that either God changes his moral law to conform to the changing behavior of mankind or that, for 2,000 years, Christian preaching and practice toward homosexuals has been bigoted, injurious and morally indefensible.  If Pete is right, since the time of Christ, Christians have ostracized and persecuted gays simply for being and behaving as God intended.  And if that is true, what is the defense of Christianity?

Pete Buttigieg Is Wrong about Homosexuality.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the media, and academia are all fouled up about what perversion is!  Since the mayor is an admitted homosexual, with a "husband," no less, he obviously feels he must justify his choice of walking in the dark world of perversion.  And make no mistake:  homosexuality is perversion.  If not, then all religions and denominations down through the ages have been wrong.  A serious person will not try to overturn civilization's morals, manners, and mores of thousands of years without much thoughtful consideration.  Evidently, Pete cannot be trusted to make decisions since he chose a degrading, dangerous, even deadly lifestyle.

Northern Kentucky BBQ business getting heat for 'LGBTQ' shirts.  A northern Kentucky barbecue food truck is getting a lot of heat after advertising its T-shirts on social media.  The of Belle's Smoking BBQ took a play on the acronym LGBTQ and changed it to Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, and BBQ.  Some are calling the message insensitive and hateful.  Belle's Smoking BBQ is based in Williamstown, but the owner Jamie Smith has been traveling all over the state bringing his food to crowds for three years.  Now his merchandise is overshadowing his smoked meats.

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Homosexuals do not have exclusive rights to the use of the letters L, G, B, T, and Q.  (Or bow ties, moustaches, rainbows, or pastel colors.)

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies.  There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church:  America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.

Camille Paglia vs the trans-Taliban.  Camille Paglia has joined the ever-growing list of women in the metaphorical stocks being pelted with accusations of transphobia.  A number of blue-fringed students at her university are demanding she be fired for her statements criticizing some women who bring charges of sexual assault, and because of her comments about transgender people.  'I am highly skeptical about the current transgender wave, which I think has been produced by far more complicated psychological and sociological factors than current gender discourse allows', she said in 2017.

Gay Teacher Steals $100,000 From Church, Murders Boyfriend, Dies in Crash.  Roy McClendon-Thompson was a social studies teacher at McNair High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.  Last month, he was arrested for embezzling more than $100,000 from Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta.  However, after his arrest, he was allowed to resume teaching until April 8, when he called in to say he wouldn't be coming to work that day.  It turned out that McClendon-Thompson, 42, had discovered that his boyfriend James Curtis Jones was cheating on him, so he drove to the boyfriend's apartment in Dunwoody, where he shot Jones to death.  McClendon-Thompson then got in his car and drove south until he rammed head-on into a truck, and was killed.

Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity.  "Mayor Pete" is proudly gay and living happily with his husband.  He says God made him the way he is, and he is living the life God intended for him.  Raising the same-sex marriage issue himself, the mayor defiantly taunted Mike Pence: [...] Yet, Mayor Pete's assertion — that God made him gay, and God intended that he live his life this way, and that this life is moral and good — is another milestone on the road to a new America.  For what Buttigieg is saying is that either God changes his moral law to conform to the changing behavior of mankind or that, for 2,000 years, Christian preaching and practice toward homosexuals has been bigoted, injurious and morally indefensible.

Is Transsexualism a Disassociative Personality Disorder?  Through the 1970s a handful of prestigious American medical institutions offered medical and surgical sex-change procedures to patients diagnosed with transsexualism. [...] These transsexual treatment programs in general hospitals have all closed down.  Transsexual medicine traveled the same path as abortion services.  It started out being provided in general hospitals in the 1970s, but as society sobered up from the dreadful trip called "choice," both abortion and transsexual treatment were shut out of hospitals.  This is because both kinds of treatments amount to inflicting sickness and systemic failure upon healthy bodies, and both without scientific knowledge of the long-term effects of such "healthcare."

Doctors Are Now Giving 8-Year-Old Girls Testosterone, Claiming They're 'Transgender'.  According to medical doctors and a parent of a gender non-conforming child speaking on a panel for the Heritage Foundation, their quest to stop dangerous transgender treatments on minors has exposed that "government-funded research now allows wrong sex hormones such as testosterone to be given to girls as young as 8," reported The Christian Post on Tuesday [4/2/2019].

Houston Public Library Has Another Sex Offender Read to Kids.  The grotesque phenomenon of libraries inviting drag queens to read to children has spread across the country.  It should have surprised no one that a conspicuously sexually deranged individual recruited by the Houston Public Library for this purpose — namely, Albert Garza (aka Tatiana Mala Nina) — turned out to be a registered sex offender who had been convicted of aggravated sexual assault on an 8-year-old.

Science: Teen Vogue Declares There Is No Such Thing As Biological Sex Because Reasons.  Teen Vogue has a long history of promoting transgenderism in harmful and objectively false ways.  That includes celebrating the child abuse of a 9-year-old boy whose parents allow him to believe he's a girl named Lactatia.  Ever the trailblazer, Teen Vogue put out a video proclaiming that there is no such thing as biological sex because nothing matters anymore.

Democrats Display Transgender Flags Outside of Capitol Hill Offices.  The freshman class in the House have brought "firsts" to Capitol Hill, including a change of rules to allow Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to wear a hijab on the House floor and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introducing the controversial Green New Deal resolution that has put socialism in the spotlight.  When Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) was sworn in in January, she was the first to hang a transgender flag outside of her office in the Longworth Office Building.

Drag Queen Story Time organizers in Houston call it quits amid 'death threats and national scorn'.  Organizers of a Houston Public Library program where drag queens could read stories to children are calling it quits after a drag queen who participated in the program turned out to be a registered child sex offender, sparking widespread outrage.  Trent Lira and Devin Will, the founders of Drag Queen Story Time, said they and their "kings and queens" who participated in the program have been the target of harassment and death threats since they first launched at the Freed-Montrose Library in September 2017.

Trans teen says school won't permit a run for prom king — even though teen 'identifies' as male:.  A Georgia high school refuses to let a transgender student who was born as a female run for prom king.  Dex Frier, who was born female, identifies as male, and told BuzzFeed News that the school is forcing him to run for queen, if he wants to run at all, as Frier is not legally a male.

Parents Refuse To Facilitate 'Sex Change' Of Autistic Son, So Authorities Threaten To Put Him In Foster Care.  Parents of a teenage son who has Asperger's and autism were threatened by authorities to have their child placed in foster care after they refused to help facilitate a so-called "sex change" of the boy.  Recalling the horrifying ordeal to The Daily Mail, the couple, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed an NHS clinic in the U.K. said their then-14-year-old boy should be put on hormone-blockers since he told them he thought he was a girl.  The parents, believing their child's autism played a role in the declaration of gender confusion, refused to cooperate with the "transition," particularly since the blockers can cause irrevocable harm.

Liberal Australian Greens want to wipe out religious programs, replace them with LGBT agenda.  The Australian Greens party has hardened its stance on the LGBT agenda in view of the 2019 federal elections to the Senate on May 18 and the House of Representatives on November 2.  The long list of "LGBTIQ+" policies the Greens want to implement includes a commitment to end an existing program funding the presence of religious chaplains in public schools and to use the money in favor of "secular" and "inclusive" support for "diverse" students.  Other anti-religious initiatives are included on the list, in particular "the removal of religious exemptions from anti-discrimination laws."  Religious and private schools are especially targeted.

Drag queen storytime reader once charged with child sex assault.  Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime.  The library said Friday [3/15/2019] that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program.

Pelosi: 'We Take Great Pride in Serving With a Record-Breaking Ten LGBTQ Members in the Congress'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference on Wednesday [3/13/2019] — introducing H.R. 5, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation — that she is proud to serve alongside a record 10 LGBTQ members of Congress.  "We take great pride in serving with a record-breaking ten LGBTQ Members in the Congress," Pelosi said.  "We are happy about that."

I Was America's First 'Nonbinary' Person.  It Was All a Sham.  Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live "authentically as the woman that I have always been," and had "effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America's most hated minorities."  Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary — and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.  Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.  I'm one of the lucky ones.  Despite participating in medical transgenderism for six years, my body is still intact.  Most people who desist from transgender identities after gender changes can't say the same.

LGBT hero who became first legal nonbinary person renounces 'sham' transgender life, becomes man again.  In 2016, Jamie Shupe, a biological male, made international headlines after an Oregon judge granted him legal status as a "nonbinary" person, legally shedding gender designations that he felt oppressed his true identity as a woman.  He had become the first American granted this legal status.  Just three years later, Shupe has renounced his former life, which he now characterizes as a "sham." [...] "Overnight, I went from being a liberal media darling to a conservative pariah," Shupe said.  "The truth is that my sex change to nonbinary was a medical and scientific fraud."

Transgender Madness.  Has anyone rationally analyzed the direction we are heading along the gender fluid turnpike?  If we don't set some guidelines soon, we'll be cruising headlong into a nasty multi-car pile up.  It might already be too late.  To wit, Josh Rogin's October 2018 article in the Washington Post "Giselle Donnelly can Finally be Herself" came and went with barely a whimper in the conservative world, even though it recounts the transition of AEI's national security expert Thomas Donnelly to transwoman Giselle Donnelly.  Formerly a married man who fathered two children, this conservative scholar led a clandestine life as a woman-wannabee.  After his divorce and five years of gender probing, Donnelly found his peace sharing "national security, wine, gender fluidity, and BDSM" with his new wife, Elizabeth Taylor, a former naval nuclear instructor turned trans beauty consultant.  A few years ago this would have been fodder for a skit on SNL.  Today, it's serious stuff.

Court Rules Father Cannot Halt Daughter's Transgender Hormones, or Even Call Her a Girl.  Last Wednesday [2/27/2019], the Supreme Court of British Columbia (B.C.) ruled that a 14-year-old girl may undergo transgender hormone "treatments" to support her transgender identity as a boy — without her father's consent.  The court went so far as to threaten to penalize the father's speech.  If he calls his daughter a girl, that would constitute "family violence," which would be punishable by law.  The B.C. Supreme Court ruled that the girl (referred to as A.B.) "is exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria and to take any necessary legal proceedings in relation to such medical treatment," and that "attempting to persuade A.B. to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing A.B. by his birth name; referring to A.B. as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act."

Transgender Madness.  While we all go about our daily lives, transgender advocacy organizations have pushed changes in the military, sports, our schools, even the pageantry world.  As a society, we haven't been accorded the opportunity to have an honest, comprehensive national conversation about transgender issues and whether individuals should be free to transition absent scientific proof.  Debate has been carefully stifled by the proponents of all things transgender, issues are not presented as questions but foregone conclusions, and any credible opposition is "transphobia" and "hate" punishable by public humiliation — people lose their jobs, credibility, memberships in organizations; they're excommunicated from social media, harassed, labelled, and doxxed if they dare question the trans-orthodoxy of the Democrat-Media Complex and LGBTQ Mafia.  Ironically, there is no deference to science on these issues unless radical academics can contort the science to fit the cause.

Pigs on Two Legs Turn on Each Other.  [Martina] Navratilova had the temerity to suggest that one's sex is biologically determined.  In other words, transgenderism, even with the imprimatur of the social and biological sciences, cannot trump our innate genetic codes.  A frustrated Navratilova was editorializing mostly in the context of men "transitioning" to women, while in many cases still enjoying innate muscular and size advantages over females in same-sex sporting events.  As a result, she is being demonized unfairly as an intersectional traitor ("transphobic") and thus increasingly disinvited from a number of events by what is known as the LGBTQ community.  In other words, her intersectional femaleness and gayness are revoked by improper ideology.

From Roy Rogers to Infanticide.  America has moved on.  Democrats, Hollywood, and fake news media say America no longer wants white guys like Roy Rogers on TV, infecting our kids with Christian morals and family values.  America has moved on from the biblical teaching that there are only two genders.  NYC recognizes 31 different genders.  Facebook gives customers 56 gender options.  Leftists believe they are far more sophisticated and intelligent than Bible believers and Americans living in flyover country.  Leftists say determining a baby's gender by its genitalia at birth is idiotic.  They say we must allow the child to evolve into the gender it wants to be.  This insane child abuse has led to hundreds of kids as young as four years old identifying as transgender and changing their sex.

If You're A Biological Man Competing In A Women's Sport, You're A Cheater.  It's one thing to have someone shout that they are female when they're really male.  If they just kept it to that, then that's not something I particularly care about.  You do you, just don't force everyone else to pretend along with you and we're good.  However, it's another to not only force everyone else to agree with you but then applaud you as you put women down.  That's exactly what's going on in the sports community, as headline after headline comes out detailing victories by transgendered "women" in women's sports as highlighted by my colleague Elizabeth Vaughn on Tuesday [2/26/2019].  These are only being celebrated today as triumphs because the current trend says people not only should cheer it on, but they have to.  Any talk to the contrary evokes the wrath of the mob, and God have mercy on your soul if you become their target.

United Methodists keep bans on LGBTQ clergy, gay weddings; denomination split feared.  The United Methodist Church is in danger of breaking up after a small majority of its 2019 conference attendees voted to keep LGBTQ bans in place.  At its general conference in St. Louis Monday, the 800 clergy members held a preliminary vote to accept the Traditional Church plan by 56 percent, which would continue to keep LGBTQ bans against clergy and same-sex weddings.  While the final vote on the plan will happen late Tuesday, continuing with the Traditional plan is worried to cause a schism within the church and lead to supporters of LGBTQ inclusion to split.

Based On 'Discrimination' Law, Iowa Jury Awards Trans Woman $120,000, Access To Male Prison Facilities.  A jury in Iowa has concluded that the state discriminated against a former Iowa Department of Corrections nurse because the employer wouldn't let her use the bathrooms with male employees.  The jury also said the Iowa Department of Corrections denied Jesse Vreogh health care coverage for "medically necessary surgery" — i.e. a double mastectomy to look more like a man.  The jury awarded Vreogh $120,000 for the "emotional distress" of both instances based on Iowa's sexual orientation and gender identity law, which was introduced in 2007 and signed by Democrat Gov. Chet Culver.

Trump-Hating Lesbian Tennis Champ Destroyed for Saying Men and Women Are Different.  Navratilova defected from communist Czechoslovakia in 1975 and became a U.S. citizen in 1981. That same year, when there was still a price to be paid for doing so, she came out as a lesbian and has since engaged in a long career of LGBT activism.  She lent her name and support to ballot initiatives, spoke at LGBT marches, and in 2000 was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT lobbying group.  She is active on Twitter and firmly in the Orange Man Bad camp.  No one could ever accuse Martina of not being down for the cause.  All this was not enough to protect Navratilova from ostracization and accusations of bigotry last week when she questioned the wisdom of allowing men pretending to be women to compete in women's sports.

Martina Navratiola Removed From Board of LGBTQ Organization.  Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was officially removed Wednesday from the advisory board of a prominent LBGTQ organization after making comments about transgender athletes.  Navratilova released an op-ed in The Sunday Times on Feb. 17 discussing her opinion on why transgender athletes should not be able to compete against female athletes.  She wrote that having men compete as women is unfair because of the physical advantage.

The King of Pop — and Perversion.  How can an icon be a con?  It was easier to ignore a landscape designed as a spider web for child sexual abuse than to give up the soundtrack of our lives, the catchy songs that coursed through memories of weddings, bar mitzvahs and other good times.  "With Michael Jackson, you can see how grotesquely his fame, and our worship of fame, distorts and excuses and enables evil — to the point mothers fail to protect their children and literally throw them in harm's way," says Maureen Orth, who did groundbreaking stories in the '90s for Vanity Fair about both Jackson and Allen.  Indeed, the most harrowing part of the new documentary about the shredded lives of two of Jackson's victims is the complicity of their mothers.  Jackson spent as much time grooming the mothers as the sons, to the point where the women saw nothing wrong in letting their children share a bed with a grown man.

You were never a woman, you were a transvestite and a fool.
Hormones, surgery, regret:  I was a transgender woman for 8 years: time I can't get back.  I started my transgender journey as a 4-year-old boy when my grandmother repeatedly, over several years, cross-dressed me in a full-length purple dress she made especially for me and told me how pretty I was as a girl.  This planted the seed of gender confusion and led to my transitioning at age 42 to transgender female.  I lived as "Laura" for eight years, but, as I now know, transitioning doesn't fix the underlying ailments.  Studies show that most people who want to live as the opposite sex have other psychological issues, such as depression or anxiety.  In my case, I was diagnosed at age 40 with gender dysphoria and at age 50 with psychological issues due to childhood trauma.  Eventually, my parents found out, and my unsupervised visits to Grandma's house ended.  I thought my secret was safe, but my teenage uncle heard about it and felt I was fair game for taunting and sexual abuse.  I wasn't even 10 years old.  If not for the purple dress, I believe I would not have been abused by my uncle.

The Homosexual Mafia Strikes Again.  New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is in major trouble.  In fact, he may be expelled from the NYC Council.  What exactly did Councilman Diaz do?  Did he assault someone, commit larceny or voter fraud?  Not exactly.  He said the following, which is in a sense being treated worse than the above crimes:  "The City Council is controlled by the homosexual community."

80 percent of priests in the Vatican are gay: new book.  A large majority of priests in the Vatican are gay, although many are not sexually active, a new book claims.  A total of about 80 percent of the most revered clerics in the Roman Catholic Church are homosexual despite the church's opposition to gay rights, according to the extensively researched book by French journalist Frédéric Martel.  The gay priests adhere to an unspoken code called "the closet," where it is understood that, for instance, a cardinal or bishop who denounces homosexuality is more likely to be gay, according to the book "In the Closet of the Vatican."

Transgender Man Awarded $120,000 in Discrimination Case at Iowa Prison.  In 2015, Jesse Vroegh, a registered nurse working in an Iowa prison, asked his employers at the state Department of Corrections to allow him to use the men's restrooms and locker rooms at work because he was transitioning from female to male.  But the department denied his requests, citing its concerns about the "rights of the male officers" and saying that transgender issues were "too controversial," according to a lawsuit.

A Transgender Hero Breaks Ranks.  Even though it's still young, the transgender movement has occasioned many bizarre and horrific stories.  But even in that company, the saga of Jamie Shupe stands out.  Born in 1963, Shupe has been married to his wife, Sandy, for three decades; they have a daughter.  He spent eighteen years (1982-2000) in the U.S. Army.  In 2013 he began identifying as a transgender woman, claiming that he had struggled for years with a deep sense of being different and had been harassed in the military because he was perceived as gay.  After declaring that he was a woman, he "lived for a year in Pittsburgh, got hormone treatments and a name change," but never had a sex-change operation.  Finding Pittsburgh inhospitable for a trans woman, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he continued living as a woman for another two years.  In 2015, the New York Times profiled Shupe as part of a splashy, upbeat series celebrating "transgender lives."

West Va.  GOP legislator: 'LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan'.  Eric Porterfield, a Republican in the West Virginia House of Delegates, compared members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to the Ku Klux Klan on Friday amid facing threats and calls to resign over other recent bigoted remarks.  "The LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods with their antics of hate," Mr. Porterfield said in an interview Friday morning [2/8/2019], Charleston's Gazette-Mail reported.  Mr. Porterfield also called the gay community a "terrorist group" and claimed that he is being "persecuted" in retaliation for comments he made during a House Government Organization Committee meeting two days earlier, the newspaper reported.

Bronx lawmaker:  City Council is 'controlled by the homosexual community'.  A Bronx city council member said he was treated as an outsider by the chamber because it's "controlled by the homosexual community," according to a new report.  "When I get to the City Council, I find that the City Council is controlled — most council members out of 51 council members — over there, everybody is controlled by the homosexual community," Rubén Díaz Sr. said in an interview with a spanish-language TV program geared toward cab drivers, NY1 reported.  City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, called on Diaz to apologize after the NY1 report.

Man bites off part of boyfriend's ear over alleged cheating, police say.  A quarrel over alleged infidelity left one man holding a piece of his own left ear when police arrived, and another arrested and charged with aggravated assault, authorities in Phoenix said this week.

Homo RICO: The Feds Need to Bust Big Gay.  Gay men Ed Buck and Terry Bean donated huge sums to Democrats and played leading roles in LGBT activism.  Now they find themselves under scrutiny for misconduct with younger men.  David Daniels and Scott Walters befriended Ruth Bader Ginsburg and inspired her to defend gay rights eloquently.  Recently they have been accused of raping a young man in 2010.  To add to the trend of famous gay Democrats in trouble, now Bryan Singer came under harsh scrutiny in the Atlantic over allegations of abuse.  Together these men paint a horrifying picture.  But they are far from the worst one finds in the gay community.  Ed Buck's case deals with two black men, both younger, who died in his California home during some sort of drug-induced sex play.  Terry Bean's case points to troubling congress with younger men, possibly including a minor.

Why many Americans are praying for Trump.  Mainstream media seek to convince us that a majority of Americans embrace their anti-Christian anything-goes-sexually agenda.  The truth is, millions of Americans are disturbed by our nation's cultural and moral decline.  A growing number of TV commercials selling everything from milk to phone services interject homosexuality.  I told my wife, "Next they will have men kissing."  Thirty minutes later, a Diet Coke TV commercial featured two men kissing in a cab.  With every new TV drama and sitcom, the question is, in which episode will the show promote homosexuality?  LGBTQ are only 3% of the population.  Why is there such an intense, relentless push to shove homosexuality into our faces?

A growing record of insanity.  It's hard to keep up with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here's a try. [...] Democrats are deploying the LGBTQ legal agenda to criminalize conservative religious views, using transgenderism as the spearpoint.  After enacting their radical, full-term abortion bill, New York legislators passed a law three days later enshrining the LGBTQ activist agenda and another bill criminalizing counseling for young people with unwanted same-sex desires.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Democrat, signed both with fanfare.  The Empire State joins 14 other Democrat-dominated states with similar laws whose view of sexuality is like the Eagles' song, "Hotel California."  You can get into homosexuality and transgender behavior anytime you like, but you can never leave — they will see to that.

Texas Dad Court-Ordered To Not Call 6-Yr-Old Son 'He' As Ex-Wife Transitions Him But Not His Twin Brother.  You think your ex-spouse issues are bad?  Well, they're probably not as intense as Jeffrey Younger's.  The Texas father's embroiled in a ferocious custody battle as his former wife attempts to raise their son — James — as their daughter, Luna.

Michael Jackson, Child Molester.  It has been apparent since the mid 1990s that Michael Jackson was a child molester.  A great entertainer, yes, but almost certainly a serial abuser of little boys.  That his attorneys managed to cast doubt on witnesses in a notorious 2005 criminal trial doesn't inspire much confidence.  As was the case with Bill Cosby, the pattern of grotesque allegations has become impossible to ignore.

'Leaving Neverland' and Sundance's Glaring Michael Jackson Child Abuse Hypocrisy.  The buzziest film at Sundance 2019 is 'Leaving Neverland,' a doc on the child-rape allegations against Michael Jackson.  But a few years ago, the fest sang a very different tune.

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Pastor Fired for Telling the Truth.  Justin Hoke, pastor, is now the ex-pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in the aptly-named town of Weed, California, after the whole congregation threatened to quit the church, because of the pastor's adherence to the teaching of the Bible. [...] The pastor was sacked for putting up a sign in front of the church.  The sign read:  "Bruce Jenner is still a man."  Indisputably true:  just check any one of Jenner's millions of chromosomes.  Check 'em all:  all male.  "Homosexuality is still a sin."  Again, true.  "The culture may change.  The Bible does not."  This is controversial?  They fired their pastor for this?  Well, they fired him after some "LBGT activists," a euphemism for "anti-Christian bullies," vandalized the sign.  The elders of the church then told the pastor that either he had to go or the congregation would quit the church.  And yet they call themselves a "Bible church."

Gay is the New Black:  The Buttigieg Candidacy.  We need to talk about Pete Buttigieg and why his candidacy for president in the age of identity politics is negatively disruptive — though this certainly doesn't mean he shouldn't run.  He's the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the first openly gay candidate to run for president.  It's not a comfortable discussion.  I'll be called a homophobe for having it.  But it's necessary, so let's dive right in.  The politics of the Democratic Party is driven by an ideology that pits one group against another.  Blacks against whites.  Gays against straights.  Women against men.  Political agendas and views are often put in that frame.  We saw the consequences of this during Barack Obama's reign as the first black president.  If you criticized him, you were called a racist.  Almost all statements and judgments regarding his policies and performance were filtered through the lens of identity politics.

First Openly Gay 'Married' Man Announces 2020 Democratic Presidential Exploratory Cmte.  Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is openly gay and "married" to another man, announced on Jan. 23 that he has launched a presidential exploratory committee to determine whether he will run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  Buttigieg, pronounced "boot-a-judge," is an Afghan war veteran (Naval intelligence officer), a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard and a Rhodes Scholar.  He was first elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and was reelected in 2015.

The Truth about Transgenderism.  A month ago I posted about Leanne Mills, a transgender woman who has been telling her story to the media, in order to discourage young people from transitioning.  Considering that the media narrative has portrayed transgenderism in glowing terms, it is valuable for at least one person to expose the truth.  Now, Mills has written an open letter to young trans people and has kindly send it along to me.  Some of it is gruesome; some of it is grotesque.  Some parts of the letter appeared on the BBC.  Mills informs me that certain parts were censored.

Britain's 'First Transgender Family' Now Transitioning Their 5-Year-Old Son To Female.  A family dubbed Britain's "first transgender family" has announced that they are encouraging the gender transition of their five-year-old son, Jayden.  According to the family, Jayden, a biological male, likes dresses and hates "everything about being a boy."  The little boy's "step-dad," Greg Rogers, is a 27-year-old biological female who now identifies as a male.  The child's mother is a 21-year-old woman named Jody.  Both Jodi and Greg are furious that concerned citizens (referred to as "trolls" by many U.K.-based outlets) have reported them to social services for apparent child abuse.  The couple, however, maintain Jayden — who is on track to medically "transition" in a few years — is properly cared for.

Pelosi's Equality Act Could Lead to More Parents Losing Custody of Kids Who Want 'Gender Transition'.  Americans have long understood that children are best cared for by their parents.  The state can only intervene in the family when there is demonstrable evidence of abuse and neglect.  This has long been established in our laws.  But now, transgender ideology is silencing doctors and challenging the way courts define parental abuse and neglect.  Last year in Ohio, a judge removed a biological girl from her parents' custody after they declined to help her "transition" to male with testosterone supplements.  The Cincinnati Children's gender clinic recommended these treatments for gender dysphoria (the condition of being distressed with one's biological sex).

Free Speech Is Dead in Canada:  The Persecution of Christian Activist Bill Whatcott.  In the past year, I witnessed two frightening assaults on free speech by a kangaroo "justice" system.  This wasn't in some banana republic, North Korea, or China; it was in Canada.  These were gut-wrenching experiences for me.  These stories from Canada are potent warnings to the U.S.  If Congress and more states pass anti-discrimination "equality" laws giving special protection to LGBTQ identities, "hate speech" prosecutions and compelled speech will surely follow.  There can be no doubt of that, given the LGBT-driven lawsuits we have already seen against florists, bakers, and wedding photographers.

The Transgender Medical Complex.  The current mania over transgender children is neither liberal nor progressive.  It is radical and extremist.  Sadly, it has been embraced as the latest cause by progressive parents, who apparently are being punished for their radical views by having to watch their children be sacrificed to the gods of political correctness.  In truth, and by all available evidence, many of the children who now have been brainwashed into thinking they are transgender, are really homosexual.  But, it's more fashionable to be transgender than to be homosexual — for reasons that escape me — and thus, more and more children are being induced to transition, to allow medical professionals to mutilate their bodies.  The fact that the medical profession is completely on board with these horrors tells us how far our culture has been destroyed, and how little it respects human life or biological reality.  I have always thought that the current national discussion about transgenderism was designed to produce more and more transgendered people.

So many awkward moments!  Don Lemon blurts out 'This is the gayest New Year's show on air'.  With an unidentified drink in hand, one CNN anchor enjoying the network's wild and crazy annual New Year's Eve festivities late Monday evening [12/31/2018] made an astonishing remark.  Speaking with his fellow anchors — including Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper and Brooke Baldwin — Don Lemon called the network's 2018 to 2019 festivities the "gayest New Years show on air." [...] He wasn't technically wrong.  He, Cohen and Cooper are all openly gay men.

Democrat hangs trans pride flag outside Capitol office.  A House Democrat said she's received an outpouring of support since she hung a transgender pride flag outside her Capitol office.  Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton, who was elected in November, hung the pink, blue, and white flag in the Longworth House Office Building next to an American flag and the Virginia state flag.  Lawmakers traditionally display the American and state flags, but can choose whatever flags they want.  Wexton's chief of staff, Abby Carter, confirmed to NBC News that Wexton displayed the flag as a statement about trans inclusion.

A bad case of anosognosia down at GameStop.  Of all the forms of induced anosognosia being pounded into the American mind by ubiquitous and interminable LGBTQ phantom reality propaganda, the most flagrantly delusional is the demand that grown men be allowed to forget they are men and be treated as if they were women.  On New Year's Eve, as millions of American families gathered to share their fondest hopes for 2019, they were treated to extra merriment watching a hilarious clip on Breitbart and many other sites (though not Drudge, of course) of a loudmouthed man with a bad case of anosognosia shopping at a GameStop store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The clip shows a tall dude with well defined muscles and a fairly deep voice, looming over a diminutive, apologetic store clerk, whom he is cursing and threatening because the clerk had addressed him as "sir."  As our family gathered around my daughter's kitchen table [...], we all convulsed with laughter at the ludicrousness of this distinctly masculine human specimen demanding to be recognized as a woman.

You are mentally ill, "ma'am".  A clerk at a Game Stop store called a man "sir" and the man went off on a tirade demanding to be called "ma'am."  Sorry, Aerosmith.  Dude doesn't look like a lady.  I am no expert on the subject but that rage looks like mental illness.  He is dressed as a man but demanding to be recognized as a woman because he is insane.  No one is brave enough to call him out, and I do not blame them because why risk assault or loss of a job simply to set the record straight on a minor matter?

Transgender Woman [sic] Lashes Out at Clerk After Being Called 'Sir'.  A biological male living as a transgender female shopping at a GameStop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lashed out at a male store clerk after he called the customer "sir," according to a video of the incident.  The dispute began after the store clerk called the shopper "sir" while in the middle of ringing up an item.  The transgender customer, however, berated the clerk for using the wrong pronoun while the male clerk apologized profusely.

Stand by for a wave of male prison inmates claiming to be transgender females.  Two federal judges now have ruled, setting the precedent of transferring a male prison inmate to a female prison because he claims to feel that he is a woman and poses as one, and, in the current instance, has undergone surgical mutilation of his reproductive organs.  The "transgender female" is referred to as a "woman" and "she" in the following report from the Associated Press:  ["]A transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in what could be a first for the state, her lawyers announced today.["]  The transfer was forced by a federal judge whom the AP does not wish to identify.  (Why?)  That judge evidently accepts the politically correct line that, contrary to settled science, sex is not determined by chromosomes.

Transgender wrestler wins second straight Texas girls' high school title.  For the second year in a row, a transgender wrestler has won the Texas girls' Class 6A 110-pound division.

As for Me and My House...  New York City has legalized a "third gender" on birth certificates.  Not that long ago, over 40 states passed resolutions supporting God's definition of marriage — between one man and one woman.  According to the Public Religious Research Institute, a majority of Democrats, Republicans, blacks, whites, Latinos, Catholics, and white mainline Protestant denominations support so-called "marriage" between people of the same sex.  The majority of evangelical Millennials support redefining marriage.  Years ago, LGBTQ activists claimed that openly homosexual leaders admitted into the Boy Scouts had no intention to change the organization from its founding on Christian principles.  As it turned out, first on the LGBTQ agenda was to remove "morally straight" from the Scout Oath.  We are living in a pretty sick time when "morally straight" is deemed hateful and offensive.

Does the Kevin Hart Oscar debacle point to bullying from the LGBT left?  If there was any doubt about whether the LGBT political establishment wields cultural power in the United States, it was put to rest last week with the Kevin Hart Oscars-hosting debacle. [...] Hart is a run of the mill, everyman-type comic whose politics are difficult to decipher, while [Amy] Schumer et al. are outspoken progressives whose politics are in line with those of the Hollywood establishment.  As long as you toe the progressive party line, you get the benefit of the doubt.

Christian Mega-Star Singers:  Tell the Truth on Homosexuality.  As a man who has found the cure for a terrible disease, followers of Christ should enthusiastically tell the truth with courage, conviction, and love.  Along with ministering to the sick, poor, hungry, and broken; along with building churches, schools, hospitals, and orphanages, Christians also must confidently and strongly stand up to the lies of atheism, humanism, socialism, communism, Islam, the LGBT agenda, and the like.  In a world more devoted to its "isms" than to the God who made us, shining the light on such lies is precisely why some Christians are frequently found so "offensive."

Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use new pronouns for transgender student.  "You will be made to care," wrote Eric Erickson in RedState back in 2013.  He was referring to a court case in Colorado of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and was fined for it.  Today, we are being threatened, intimidated, and bullied into caring about people who believe they are trapped in the wrong body — that their biological gender is incorrect and that they are actually someone of the opposite gender — or some other gender created out of whole cloth.  A Virginia French teacher found out the consequences of trying to balance his religious beliefs with the new paradigm of "transitioning" to another gender.

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The people who say they believe in science (above all else) are willing to say that biology is sometimes incorrect.

Father Fighting to Save Six-year-old Son From "Gender Reassignment".  A Texas father is in danger of losing parental rights to his six-year-old son because of his refusal to agree with his ex-wife that the boy is transgender.  Anne Georgulas, the mother of six-year-old James, is a Dallas-area pediatrician, and claims in a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of her estranged husband Jeffrey Younger that their son is a "transgender child and, by choice, now goes by the name Luna and is only known by her classmates as a girl."  The petition seeks to terminate Younger's parental rights because James reportedly behaves in line with his male gender when he is with Younger.  Additionally, Georgulas is asking the court to compel Younger to pay for counseling during which a therapist affirms that James is a girl, and to foot the bill for hormone treatments as part of James' biological "transition" to the female gender.

Mother Forcing Transgenderism on 6-Year-Old Son May Suffer From a Mental Disorder, Pediatrician Says.  In a particularly tragic divorce proceeding, a mother who forces a transgender identity on her 6-year-old son James is accusing the boy's father of child abuse because he refers to the boy as male.  The father responded by offering James a choice of boy's clothes and girl's clothes, and the boy constantly chooses the male options while away from his mother.  Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director at the American College of Pediatricians, told PJ Media that the mother may be suffering from a mental disorder.  "This case is consistent with a diagnosis of Munchausen by proxy," she said.

The Stench From Cupich Church.  The winds of scandal whipping around the Church's gay pederasty problem are not dissipating but picking up speed.  This is foiling the devious plans of Pope Francis, who deliberately scheduled his "abuse summit" six months out in the hopes that few would care about it by then.  News of that quickie gathering of bishops scheduled for next February commanded little respect from the laity before this week, but even less now that its primary American organizer has been announced — Blase Cupich, who owes his elevation in large part, according to Archbishop Carlo Viganò, to the very molester, Theodore McCarrick, whose scandal the summit will supposedly address.  It was McCarrick who whispered in the pope's ear about appointing the relatively obscure Cupich to the immensely important archdiocese of Chicago.  Overnight this appointment turned the nebbishy Cupich into the most powerful cardinal in America.

Mom Dresses Six-Year-Old Son As Girl, Threatens Dad With Losing His Son For Disagreeing.  Six-year-old James is caught in a gender identity nightmare.  Under his mom's care in Dallas, Texas, James obediently lives as a trans girl named "Luna."  But given the choice when he's with dad, he's all boy — his sex at birth.  In their divorce proceedings, the mother has charged the father with child abuse for not affirming James as transgender, has sought restraining orders against him, and is seeking to terminate his parental rights.  She is also seeking to require him to pay for the child's visits to a transgender-affirming therapist and transgender medical alterations, which may include hormonal sterilization starting at age eight.

Cardinal Müller Warns of 'Mafia-Like' Homosexual Network Wreaking Havoc in the Church.  Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) from 2012-2017, declared in a recent interview that the church needs to address the homosexual underpinnings of the clerical abuse crisis, saying that the "homosexual conduct of clergymen can in no case be tolerated."  Speaking candidly with Dr. Maike Hickson of LifeSiteNews, the German prelate said leaders in the Catholic Church still underestimate what he called a "homosexual network" wreaking havoc in the church.  Müller expressed disgust for disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who resigned in July after an investigation found credible evidence that he was a "serial predator" of adults and minors when he was a priest in New York.

Chicago pastor asks person in 'drag' to leave church and 'put on man clothes': report.  A Chicago pastor is under fire for telling a person he said was dressed in "drag" during a Sunday night worship service to leave the church and "go put on man clothes."  A video posted to Facebook shows pastor Antonio Rocquemore of Power House International Ministries addressing an unidentified person in the audience.

Kansas Governor-Elect Wants to Block Law Protecting Religious Adoption Agencies.  The governor-elect of Kansas, Laura Kelly, said in a news conference on Thursday, Nov. 8 that she will try to block enforcement of a new law that protects religious adoption agencies from being forced to place children in homes that violate their beliefs.  The Adoption Protection Act, which took effect in July, allows adoption agencies with "sincerely held" religious beliefs to refuse to place children in LGBTQ homes.  According to the Associated Press, Kelly, who has called the law the "adoption discrimination" measure, "said she will have her staff review how far the state can go to avoid enforcing the law."  "If there is way to direct the agency to not implement that, then I will do that," said Kelly, a liberal Democrat.

Democrats: 'Cruel and Unscientific' to Define Legal Sex by Biology.  It is "cruel and unscientific" to define a person's legal sex by their biology, says a complaint signed by 98 Democratic House legislators.  The Democrats' statement was sent to President Donald Trump's administration as the New York Times has reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body.

Transgender Mania.  A rush of transgender propaganda has flooded the media, not just in America, but in Canada and across the pond, (where every leftist trend in the U.S. is instantly copied), determined to ram transgenders down society's throat.  We are supposed to admire them, we are supposed to emulate them, we are supposed to think like them. [...] And, as is always the case with leftists, they have censored, persecuted, or ostracized those who do not conform to the official ideology.  Professionals have even been excluded from presenting their findings.  Scientific research has been shaped, if not mutilated, to fit the ideology.  Any scientific research that contradicts the ideology is ignored.

1,600 "Scientists" Defy Science To Support Transgender Activism.  This story came out earlier this week but it was shocking enough that it bears a look.  The transgender activist community was all abuzz on Thursday [11/1/2018] over a letter that had actually been featured in the New York Times a week earlier.  Buzzfeed picked it up and ran with it, adding to the celebratory mood.  The document in question was an open letter published by a gaggle of 1,600 scientists who are rejecting the anticipated HHS memo defining sex and gender in traditional, scientifically accepted terms for purposes of Title IX questions.

Are You Being Defined Out Of Existence?  Recently, The New York Times claimed that transgender people could be "defined out of existence" by the Trump administration, due to a government return to the classical definition of biologically-based gender.  Strangely enough, no leftist made any fuss, however, when the Obama administration defined biological gender out of existence in federal Title IX law, an act which violated the identity of 99.9% of the population.  Why is something that is allegedly awful and inhumane to do to a tiny fraction of people suddenly acceptable when it is done to almost everyone?

Whose fault is this?
Dallas jailers ordered transgender woman to show her genitals, lawsuit says.  A transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Dallas County alleging jailers ordered her to show her genitalia to them so they could determine her sex.  Valerie Jackson, 32, had been arrested in November 2016 after she left a gun in her purse when she went through security at Dallas Love Field, but a grand jury declined to indict her on the weapons charge.  Her lawsuit, filed Friday [11/2/2018], alleges that she was harassed and humiliated at the jail and that her constitutional rights were violated.

Transgenderism is a political figment, not biological truth.  Transgenderism, under this current White House, may be on its last legs due to President Donald Trump's reported decision to shutter the previous administration's policy of regarding boys as girls and girls as boys and pretending as if God-assigned sexes are as changeable as clothing and shoes.  It's about time we get back to the truth on this issue.  According to a New York Times report, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice are looking at ways to legally define, for Title IX civil rights law purposes, gender as male or female — nothing else.

Man "Identifying" As Woman Wins Women's World Cycling Championship.  Having covered the topic of transgender athletes extensively here, this is a story I've been expecting to cross our path for quite a while now.  At the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles this weekend, the winner of the women's 35-39 age bracket was Canadian competitor Rachel McKinnon.  McKinnon is a male who identifies as a female.

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If a heavyweight boxer "identified" as a middleweight, and then beat his opponent to a pulp, would that be unfair?  Yes, because there are pragmatic ways (involving a calibrated scale) to determine (before the contest begins) who's a heavyweight and who's not.  Similarly, there are ways to determine if one has XX chromosomes or XY chromosomes; and indeed, there are no others.

Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence.  The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.  A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual's choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth.  The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept.  Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.  Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.

Trump admin considering narrowing legal definition of 'gender,' and there are only two.  Meltdown begins.  In what some describe as a sensible return to common-sense policies, the Trump administration has reportedly proposed redefining gender/sex as an immutable condition that cannot be altered by whim.  In a memo obtained by The New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services argues that federal agencies should adopt a definition of gender that's based "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable."  Though biological science makes it clear that only two distinct genders exist, the administration of former President Barack Hussein Obama muddied the definition of gender for political purposes.

Another Nod to Sin.  It appears that the Youth Sin-Nod 2018 has turned out to be another Nod to Sin.  A pope wearing a rainbow cross?  It's no wonder that the LGBT community is doing somersaults.  The cross is actually the logo of Latin American Youth Ministry (which is infested with gay activity) but it is derived from the LGBT gay-pride rainbow; a variant of it.  Regardless of how Francis means this, it conveys the signal that he supports this lifestyle.  Unless he can clarify what he means by this (which of course he'll never do), people everywhere will see this as an endorsement of LGBT rights.  After all, he has a gay-bureaucracy running his Vatican and even told a gay man in May 2018 that "God made you that way," not to mention that the Vatican in spring 2017 was home to a cocaine-fueled gay orgy that had to be busted by Vatican police, so what are we to infer?

Pope accuser strikes back, blames "scourge of homosexuality" for abuse.  The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it.  Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano issued a third instalment Friday in the war of words over the cover-up of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.  Vigano was responding to a Vatican cardinal who had rebuked him and accused him of mounting a "blasphemous" political hit job against Francis with his claims.

New Swiss law expanding definition of 'phobias'.  Switzerland may soon punish anyone who openly opposes the homosexual and transgender lifestyles.  Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) tells OneNewsNow that by a wide margin the National Council of Switzerland has approved a measure that would criminalize so-called homophobia and transphobia.  Violators could face a fine or a maximum three years behind bars.  "The leftist homosexual and transgender activist movement continues to expand the definition of these so-called phobias, and so criticism becomes hate, becomes a contribution to violence," LaBarbera laments.  "Invariably, these hate speech codes end up curtailing people's right to disagree."  So if it becomes law, Switzerland will equate homosexuality and transgenderism with racism to protect certain groups of people while silencing and jailing others, Christians included.

25 Reasons I'm Not a Democrat.  [#9] There are two genders and you can't change the one you are born with no matter how many surgeries, hormones, and weird pronouns that you apply to yourself.  Also, those genders should use different bathrooms and shouldn't be competing against each other in athletic endeavors.

It's time to end women's sports.  It's time to end women's sports — especially since they're not just "women's" sports anymore.  A case in point is "Rachel" McKinnon, Ph.D., a man masquerading as a woman (MMW), or a "transgender," as the enlighteners say, who just won a women's masters cycling event.  As The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (almost) put it, he "whooped them little girls."  McKinnon isn't alone, as many MMW have won women's sporting events during the last decade.  To name just a few, a 55-year-old MMW won a women's long-drive competition (golf) in 2008.  Last year, a 39-year-old MMW won a women's weightlifting event.  Then there were the Connecticut's State Open track and field championships in June; the top two finishers in the 100-meter dash were both MMW (okay, being boys, they were BMG), with one of them setting the girls' state record in both the 100- and 200-meter runs.  Hey, you go...uh...girl.

Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women's Cycling.  A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women's world championship cycling event on Sunday [10/14/2018].  Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women's sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.  McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, Etc. are Subversive to American Government.  What if I told you that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and other big tech companies are subversive to American government; and what they are advocating is completely illegal in this country?  Facebook sells itself as an American online social networking service company.  Apparently, it is only for those who are willing to socialize in pushing the same illegal propaganda.  For example, they advance homosexuality and sodomy (Jude 1:7).  For those who have not taken the time to peruse the United States Constitution and its enumerated laws you may want to do so, that is if you would like to remain a free people (2 Corinthians 3:17).  In every state in our Union, homosexuality and sodomy is a felony.  Yet, these big tech companies are banning and censoring people who are making reference to our constitutional laws (Romans 3:20) in exposing the crimes of those who are guilty as charged.  With the use of the revisionists, they now call it "hate speech."

Female Transgender Says He's a Human Puppy.  According to the DailyMail, Tony McGinn, known as 'Tony Bark' to friends, has been into animal role-play all his entire life.  The 30-year old is s female transgender who calls himself a 'human pup'.  This has brought him closer to his husband, he says.

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In the good old days, seriously delusional sex perverts were institutionalized for the benefit and safety of the general public.  Today there is a world-wide contest underway to see who's the most outlandish freak, and monthly prizes are awarded by the news media in the form of (hopefully) temporary fame.

Pedophilia Isn't The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is.  With few exceptions, sexual abuse by priests has been visited overwhelmingly upon pubescent boys, and young men, most often teenagers.  This is pederasty, not pedophilia.  And pederasty is endemic to gay culture. [...] Homosexuality has been normalized, officially approved, ratified, and okayed.  Since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the roster of mental disorders in 1973, activists have parlayed homosexuals into a protected species, more like black rhinos or orangutans than moral beings.

Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes Gay Conversion Counseling Ban.  Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine vetoed a proposed gay conversion therapy ban on July 6, preventing Maine from becoming the 14th state where such counseling is prohibited.  The legislation sought to ban individuals under the age of 18 from receiving gay conversion counseling.  As a summary of the amended bill explains, the bill "provides that advertising, offering or administering conversion therapy to individuals under 18 years of age in the State is an unfair trade practice."  An exception was included allowing members of the clergy to engage in conversion therapy.

UN Unleashes LGBT Czar to Promote Homosexuality, Transgenderism.  The United Nations "Human Rights Council," which counts some of the world's most ruthless dictatorships as members, sparked global outrage last week by voting to appoint a UN czar to oversee the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism around the world.  In the crosshairs are religious and moral views that reject homosexual behavior as sinful, as well as objective reality and biological facts that until recent years were taken for granted.  The deeply controversial scheme was pushed through by communist and socialist rulers with fervent support from the Obama administration, which for years has been lawlessly using American tax dollars and diplomatic resources to bribe and bully foreign governments into compliance with the radical agenda.  But there was a great deal of opposition, and criticism of the UN extremism is growing.  Officially, the UN LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) "expert" will work to combat "violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."  In reality, though, forces on both sides of the issue know full well that the UN czar will serve as another weapon in the global war against religion, traditional values, morality, and truth.

Rainbow flag at mass
Sexual Abuse Survivor Priest Who Burned Rainbow Flag Punished by Chicago Archdiocese.  A Catholic priest at Resurrection Parish in Chicago has angered Cardinal Cupich after he planned an event to burn an LGBTQ "pride" flag he found stashed away in his rectory.  A victim of sexual abuse himself, Father Paul John Kalchik announced his intention to burn the sacrilegious flag in protest on the parish website.  "On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, we will burn, in front of church, the rainbow flag that was unfortunately hanging in our sanctuary during the ceremonial first Mass as Resurrection parish," he wrote.  The flag wasn't just hung in the church but placed in front of the hand-carved crucifix from Germany on the altar.


Cardinal removes priest who burned LGBT flag at Avondale church.  A Northwest Side priest has been removed about a week after he burned a rainbow flag outside his church.  Protesters had been demanding Cardnial Blase Cupich take action against the Rev. Paul Kalchik after he ignored the cardinal's warning and burned a rainbow flag with a cross on it on Sept. 14.  Kalchik had been at Resurrection Church since 2007.  Before he took over at Resurrection, the flag hung inside the church.

One transvestite offends another, in a contest to see who's more of a victim.
'Gender-fluid' Credit Suisse boss who sometimes wears a wig and dress to work is named among top 100 WOMEN in business.  A transgender Loose Women star has lashed out at a male bank director who occasionally dresses as a woman for accepting a place on a list of the Top 100 Women in Business.  India Willoughby, who was the first woman in the world to front an all-female talk show, has lashed out at Philip Bunce — who works at Credit Suisse.  She said:  'As a transsexual woman with a recognised medical condition, who fights for credibility every day, who fights myths every day, who's undergone lengthy surgery, whose life was unbearable in the wrong body, I find this story an insult.

Transgender shooter, who complained of feeling 'alienated' and 'wanting to pick a fight',.  Snochia Moseley, 26, was at breaking point when she killed three people and herself in a shooting at a Rite Aid warehouse on Thursday [9/20/2018], friends say.  Moseley opened fire at her workplace at 9.06 am, after arriving at the distribution facility in Enterprise Business Park.  She shot outside the building, before continuing her rampage inside.  Friend Toni Coley, who has known the woman since high school, told the Baltimore Sun Moseley often felt alienated, but she 'wasn't a monster, wasn't an angry person'.  'I just believe this was emotional distress.  If she did this, it was her last straw,' she said.

What we know about Snochia Moseley, alleged shooter at Rite Aid warehouse.  Authorities in Harford County were still trying to determine late Thursday [9/20/2018] why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse where she had taken a temporary job, killing three employees and fatally wounding herself.  Authorities have not identified the victims.  Troi Coley, a friend of Moseley's since high school who had stayed in frequent contact with her in Facebook Messenger, said Moseley sometimes felt as if the world was against her but was not an angry person in spite of her alienation.

Doctors Performing Mastectomies On Teen "Transgender" Girls.  This story never seems to end.  There are, apparently, doctors accepting cases of underage female children who "identify" as males and performing double mastectomies on them to avoid the trauma of developing breasts.

Study: More Than Half of Trans Male Teens Attempt Suicide.  A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows an alarmingly high rate of suicide attempts among transgender teens, particularly trans boys.  Nearly 14 percent of all adolescents in the study, "Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior," based on data from "Profiles of Student Life:  Attitudes and Behaviors" survey from the Search Institute, reported they had attempted suicide.  But 51 percent of transgender males reported at least one attempt, the highest percentage of any gender identity group.  The second highest was among nonbinary teens, nearly 42 percent.  Among transgender females, about 30 percent reported a suicide attempt.  The rate was 28 percent for questioning teens, nearly 18 percent for [normal] females, and 10 percent for [normal] males.

Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check.  To be loving does not mean to be gullible.  Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it).  We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us.  Or fool us.  Or trick us.  In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question.  No long filibustering paragraphs.  No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing.  No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine.  Just yes or no.

Yale Survey Of Its Freshman Finds More Who Identify As LGBTQ Than Conservative.  According to a Yale Daily News survey of freshmen students, more students of the class of 2022 identify as members of the LGBTQ group than identify as conservatives, Protestants or Catholics.  According to the survey, a paltry 9% of the freshmen surveyed identified as "somewhat conservative" with a miniscule 1% identifying as "very conservative."  Meanwhile, almost 5% of the students surveyed identified as gay, over 9% identified as bisexual or transsexual, and 8% identified as "asexual, ace spectrum or questioning their sexual orientation."  As The College Fix noted, the total of students identifying as LGBTQ or asexual outnumbered the 16% of students identifying as Protestants and the 15% identifying as Catholics.

Media and the Rise of Homosexuality.  India has just legalized gay sex.  This is roughly one-sixth of the world's population.  A few years ago, this would have been unthinkable. [...] Yet, within a generation, homosexuality became accepted, and today it is celebrated, almost as desirable and heroic.  This would have been unthinkable, even in the 1960s.  I have also noticed older people, whom I have known for decades, change their attitudes.  In the 1960s, they would have been one of those Americans who saw homosexuality as disgusting.  Now, they are "tolerant."  The brainwashing seems to have worked retroactively.

Transgender woman accused of sexually assaulting inmates.  A transgender woman serving time at an all-female UK prison sexually assaulted four inmates at the facility, according to new reports.  Convicted sex offender Karen White, 52, who was born a man and identifies as a woman, confessed this week to two counts of sexual touching at New Hall Prison, in Wakefield, The Sun reported.  She denied the two other counts, according to the report.

Is the Queer Reckoning upon Us?  Over the last ten years, the LGBT movement created a brotherhood out of its victims.  I have gotten to know countless people who lost their jobs, families, public reputation, homes, or incomes because they chose to defend God's design for sexuality rather than submit to the LGBT movement's demands. [...] Each victim of the LGBT lobby has a unique story.  In a current project, I have had extensive interviews with some.  One, a doctor, faced the ultimate choice when gays in his hospital filed charges against him for warning patients about the dangers of anal sodomy.  He lost all his medical appointments rather than betray the calling God gave him as a physician.

Miami Beach Police After Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act In Car.  Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street.

Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion.  "Rapid-onset gender dysphoria" among teens and young adults may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT, an identity politics peer culture, and an increase in internet use, finds a study out this month from a Brown University professor.  The study was quickly yanked from Brown's news releases after a transgender activist feeding frenzy, and the journal it was published in is reconsidering the publication.  There is a parent and researcher-driven petition to stand behind the publication of the first study to look in detail at rapid-onset gender dysphoria.

Ten Inconvenient Facts.  [#4] The LGBT population is tiny.  This is an inconvenient fact in that liberals wish to remove any implication of abnormality from non-heterosexual individuals.  But the Centers for Disease Control count the LGBT group less than four percent.  If we subtract bisexuals from the cohort (liberals rarely highlight them), the rate falls under three percent.  When 24 out of 25 people act in one way, we can't help judging them normal and the other one abnormal.

LGBTQ community embraces first bisexual Senate nominee.  The LGBTQ community is heralding the election of the first bisexual Senate nominee, Democratic Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who will face off with Rep. Martha McSally in the fall election.  "Arizona voters shattered a lavender ceiling in selecting Kyrsten Sinema as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate," said the LGBTQ Victory Fund.  The Washington Blade, the newspaper voice of the LGBTQ community, said after her election Tuesday that Sinema "achieved a significant victory on Tuesday in the Arizona primary when she became the first openly bisexual person to win a major party nomination to run for a U.S. Senate seat."

Why is the Lafayette library having Drag Queen Story Time?  The reaction has been mixed after the Lafayette Public Library announced plans for its first Drag Queen Story Time.  Members of the Delta Lambda Phi social fraternity will lead the event, scheduled for 2 p.m.  Oct. 6 at the library's main branch.  Library Director Teresa Elberson said the fraternity approached the library about the program.  After a lengthy discussion, library officials decided to move forward.  The event is expected to include fraternity members dressed in drag who will read to children and participate in activities with them and their families.

Transgender 'Woman' Kills Her Own Grandmother With A Knife, Media Decides She's A 'Man'.  When is a transgender woman not a woman?  Apparently, when she kills her own grandmother, at which point "she" magically returns to being a "he"!

This is just a badly confused man wearing a wig and a dress.
Transgender candidate for governor wins Vermont primary.  A former energy company executive from Vermont has come a step closer to becoming the nation's first transgender governor.  Christine Hallquist swept to victory in Tuesday's crowded gubernatorial primary, besting three other Democrats — including a 14-year-old boy — to become the party's nominee.  She is the first trans person to win a major party's nomination for governor.  "Tonight we made history, and I'm so honored to be ... part of this historical moment," Hallquist said to a room full of clapping fans at her election-night party in Burlington.  "I'm so proud to be the face of the Democrats tonight."

Gender Confusion:  A Tool of the Left.  The Democratic Party has gone off the deep end in many more ways than just pushing socialism.  One sign is the fanatical embrace of identity politics, which has become the hallmark of the Party of Obama (POO).  Look at Vermont.  There, the Democrats' primary race for governor was won by Christine Hallquist.  What is unusual is that Hallquist calls himself a "transgender woman."  To put it more accurately and without any politically correct gloss, Hallquist is a male pretending to be a woman.  His pretending isn't all that convincing, as evidenced by this YouTube clip from Time magazine.

The Editor says...
The word is transvestite.  Most kids these days have never heard of that word.  Nor do they know where to find a dictionary, if it's not on their phone.

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged Edition, Page 1507.
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged Edition, Page 1507.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Theybies Grow Up To Be Cowqueers.  In the tiny sheltered pampered enclaves of coastal American cities, some parents are refusing to reveal their children's biological sex to anyone — including relatives and the infants themselves — until the toddler is old enough to decide for himself or herself.  Instead of babies, they are calling their genderless spawn "theybies."  Even stranger is the fact that they will act as if YOU'RE the weird one if you have a problem with that.

Transgender Ax Attacker Uses Drugs, Demon Possession, to Defend Himself in Court.  An Australian man who identifies as a transgender woman defended himself in court on Thursday [7/19/2018], claiming that he was either possessed by a demon or his mind was addled by drugs and therefore it was his body, not him, who attacked people at a 7-Eleven with an ax last year.

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts.  The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.  An alarming rate of new infections, coupled with an exploding population of young people in hard-hit countries, meant the world could be steering for "a crisis of epic proportions," said Mark Dybul, an American AIDS researcher and diplomat.

Fragmentation and the Family.  Since groups organize merely by yelling the loudest or creating the most guilt, they multiply.  It won't be long before we'll have, in addition to gay pride parades, adulterers' pride parades, and then the shoplifters and the prostitutes will demand their due respect [...] Now even pedophiles are claiming what they think is their due.  There's nowhere to stop, no group too objectionable to support or too specialized to gain a hearing. [...] To further snarl things, many people find themselves in multiple special interest groups.  A person, we'll call her "Jane," can easily be black, gay, and female all at once.  What sociology professors call "intersectionality" happens, and poof!  like rabbits, the number of special interest groups increases exponentially.

LGBTQ Totalitarianism in Boston:  The Destruction of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  South Boston has fallen.  LGBTQ radicals have just seized complete control of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, with the director of a front group, OUTVETS, put in charge of the event.  The shocking evolution of the parade from a celebration of Irish Catholic heritage to an overtly LGBTQ event should be a warning to those who advocate "inclusion" within their institutions.  The infusion of LGBTQ sexuality will inevitably upend tried and true traditions and moral standards.  We see this happening most clearly in our schools and churches.

7 Reasons Why the Transgender Revolution Will Fail.  [#3] The transgender revolution is unhealthy.  Trans advocates tell us that failure to diagnose and treat gender dysphoria will result in depression, suicide, or other forms of self-harm.  And I'm sure that, in some cases, post-hormone and post-surgery, many individuals are more satisfied with their quality of life.  Others would point to the high percentage of suicides after surgery, along with the substantial number of people who experience sex-change regret.  But there's more to be concerned about.  A recent headline on a gay website announced, "Hormone thera