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:


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 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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

The Editor says...
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."

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would do:
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.

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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.

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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.

The Editor says...
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Editor says...
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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Warning:  The article above is replete with lurid details of the revolting allegations against the late Michael Jackson. The article above (beyond the excerpt shown) is not "family friendly" by any means.

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?

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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.

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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 therapy linked to dangerous health issues in trans women."  Yes, "Researchers set out to examine heart and circulatory health in transgender people, and found that transgender women face a greater chance of strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots compared to their non-transgender counterparts."

Child Molesters Are Now Demanding To Be Included In The LGBT Community.  First it was gays and lesbians.  Then it added bisexuals.  Then it added transgender.  Then it added a host of other letters and numbers including but not at all limited to Q (queer), 2 (two-spirit), I (intersex), A (asexual) and P (pansexual).  Now another group is asking for inclusion into the LGBT alphabet soup, and that is pedophiles.

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The problem with identifying and addressing people as parasexual, retrosexual, sesqui-sexual, polysexual, etc. is that such  people  wretched freaks are defined by their sexual preferences and activities rather than any accomplishments or credentials — or psychoses.

UK Doctor Sacked For Blasphemy.  In the UK, the National Health Service has thrown out a doctor:  ["]A doctor has been 'sacked' as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. [...] The 55-year-old father of four believes sex is genetic and biological, so established at birth.["]  Wait a minute.  Holding the view that people are born male or female is now a theological belief?  Do you see how radical this is?  Here's the theology angle:  this doctor was fired because he blasphemed against the militant new religion.

San Francisco Has Received Over 20,000 Feces Complaints in Last 7 Days.  It's no wonder.  This is a city that celebrates sodomy, ie. [Explanation of sodomy omitted for brevity, among other things].  Don't tell me sodomites engaging in sodomy is a "victimless crime."  These people celebrate the most perverted and unlawful acts ever imagined and yet, they want everyone to not just accept them but be like them.  Is this really what you want your city to be in the name of tolerance, America?  God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah over this and has brought His judgment over other cultures that have glorified the same.  It's time the city of San Francisco was either brought to justice by man or face the wrath of God here and now.

UCLA professor dies in 'mummification' ritual at Hollywood executive's home.  A California university professor died during a bondage session at the home of a Hollywood executive that went horribly wrong.  Doran George, 48, was found dead inside the home of Skip Chasey, an executive for Hollywood's William Morris Endeavor agency and known in the BDSM community as "Master Skip," on Nov. 19, 2017. [...] "The decedent's partner observed that the decedent was not reacting properly," the report states.  "The partner checked the decedent closer and realized that the decedent was not breathing.  The partner called 911 and began cutting off the plastic and tape."

Opposing the Transgender Movement.  How do those of us still grounded in reality fight this insanity?  Not with misguided "compassion" or compromise, but with straight talk and tough love.  Let's not waste our time analyzing or answering absurd gender theories with logical rebuttals.  Those ideas don't deserve that respect. [...] Do not affirm a person's self-identification as transgender (or genderqueer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, neutrois, agender, two-spirit, etc.).  Affirmation normalizes this mental disorder.  True respect comes from recognizing a trans-identified person's authentic, not costumed, humanity.  Emphasize that people who identify as transgender need psychological counseling to escape their delusion.  Show true compassion by encouraging trans-identifying persons to accept their natural bodies.

Bill adding third gender choice for licenses, IDs nears passage.  A bill directing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to let people choose "X" for a gender instead of male or female passed the Senate nearly unanimously and could bring the change to state-issued IDs as soon as November.  The option — already available in Oregon, California, Maine and Washington, D.C. — addresses concerns by people who don't identify as solely male or female and consider themselves non-binary, meaning neither one nor the other gender.

World Health Organization says playing video games is a mental health disorder, but believing you're the opposite gender is somehow excellent mental health.  The World Health Organization recently released the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manual.  Under the new guidelines, playing video games can constitute a mental disorder — but having a transgender identity does not.  The juxtaposition of these two new classifications has left many a person scratching their head.  The classification of gamers as "mentally ill" has been particularly controversial.  While the WHO used to consider "gender incongruence" as a "mental illness," the newest version of the ICD puts transgender issues under the "sexual health conditions" camp.  Not long ago, the American Psychiatric Association pulled off a similar move, eliminating the term "gender identity disorder" from their manual.  But some have questioned if the reclassification and re-branding of gender identity disorders has less to do with "science" and more to do with the left-wing's political agenda.

Criticizing homosexuality is now a CRIME under Canada's totalitarian "hate" laws.  In yet another stunning example of tone-deaf hypocrisy, the Leftists running "tolerant" "free expression" Canada have proven once again that they are the Nazis in training, not Right-leaning, liberty-minded citizens.  Authoritarianism is all the rage among the Canadian Left if you happen to run afoul of the "correct way of thinking."  Just like in Europe and increasingly in the U.S., there are "acceptable" ways of expression and "unacceptable" ways.  Practice the latter and you're going to find yourself in a jail cell.

If Beauty Pageants are Bad, Why are Drag Kids Worshipped?  Every time I hear about beauty pageants being sexist, or child beauty pageants being inappropriate, I can't help but ponder the hypocrisy of the far left — who now seem to be worshipping drag kids.  How is it suddenly acceptable for young boys, even some under the age of 10, to be swept up by an adult sub-culture that has strong connections to sex and drug use?

CNN Celebrates Father's Day: 'He [sic] Gave Birth.  He [sic] Breastfed.  Now, He [sic] Wants His Son To See Him [sic] As A Man.' [sick].  Just in time for Father's Day, CNN brings you the story of a biological female who refers to herself as a transgender man who, after taking testosterone to "transition," conceived a child with a man who was "transitioning" into a transgender woman but stopped taking hormones long enough that they could conceive a son.

Comments of Missouri's New Governor on LGBT Citizens Raise Eyebrows.  Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — who replaced former Gov. Eric Greitens June 1 — declined to apologize, but he did attempt to clarify his position on LGBT rights this week.  While serving as lieutenant governor, Parson told the Midwest Baptist publication Word & Way last year that while he didn't believe Missourians who were gay or transgender should face job discrimination.  "Do I think that you should go out there and fire them for that?  I don't," Parson said.  But, because he is a Christian — and this is what Missouri Democrats pounced on — Parson also said, "I'm old school.  I know how I believe.  I know what's going to happen to these people."

Two transgender teen sprinters come first and second in the girl's state championship.  A Connecticut high school sophomore dominated in last week's track and field competition — but the transgender teen's big win has some people outraged and wondering if it's fair she [sic] was allowed to compete.  Terry Miller, who was born a male but identifies as a female, came in first place twice during the June 4 CIAC State Open track and field competition.  During the 100-meter dash, Miller smoked her [sic] competition finishing the race in just 11.72 seconds.  She [sic] also killed it in the 200-meter dash finishing in 24.17 seconds.

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Perversion of this sort is about to result in the end of girls' sports.  The person at the center of this story is a male "identifying as a female."  That doesn't make him a female.

Town permanently painted crosswalk rainbow, because LGBT pride never goes away.  In Maplewood, LGBT pride doesn't just happen during Pride Month in June.  And officials in town are proving it with a permanent change to a busy township intersection.  Maplewood plans to unveil Thursday [6/7/2018] permanent rainbow striped crosswalks — joining just a few other towns in the world that have done the same thing.

New York City proposed legislation would allow 'X' gender category on birth certificates.  New York City lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation this week that would allow people who do not identify as male or female to change the gender on their birth certificates to a third option: "X."  City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will be introducing the legislation Thursday that will be followed by public hearings on the matter later in June, the Associated Press reported.  If the legislation were to pass, New York City would join California, Oregon, and Washington state in having this third gender category on birth certificates; D.C. allows "X" on driver's licenses.

Southern Baptist denomination severs ties with DC Baptists over homosexuality.  The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors.  The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that "practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior," according to Baptist Press.  The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism.  The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to comply with the SBC's warning as of May 21 and has therefore been disfellowshipped.

Hawaii governor signs law banning gay conversion therapy.  Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) signed a bill into law on Friday banning gay conversion therapy for minors.  "Sexual orientation is not an illness to be cured," Ige said to LGBT youth during the bill signing.  "We accept you and love you just the way you are."  The law, passed by legislators last month, prevents anyone from attempting to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity through conversion therapy practices.  "The overwhelming scientific research has shown that conversion therapy is not effective and has frequently had lasting harmful psychological impact on minors," the governor said.

Leftists [are] Slowly Turning Off the Faucet of Free Speech.  [D]id you ever think a day would come when leftists would demand that we do not state the truth that there are only two sexes?  College student Lake Ingle was kicked out of class for saying biologists officially say there are only two sexes.  Leftists have decreed that there are 71 different "genders," including no-gender and gender-fluid.  Anyone caught publicly stating otherwise will suffer public humiliation and dire social, economic, and even physical consequences.  And yet leftists are praised as paragons of tolerance.

Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV.  Police say a Mississippi man has been charged with knowingly exposing others to HIV.

What Has Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Wrought?  "Gay" bathhouses are infamously linked to the spread of AIDS and other diseases, but about 70 continue to operate in many cities in the U.S.  Now some upscale hotels are (at least temporarily) turning into bathhouses.  Where are the CDC and local health departments when we need them?  BDSM-affirming research admits that BDSM participants have a high rate of mental disorders (25% have attempted suicide; about 40% suffer from anxiety and depression), twice the incidence of Hepatitis C, and ten times the incidence of HIV/AIDS of the general population.  In other words, major corporations are knowingly allowing their hotels to become public health hazards — both for the event participants and the innocent guests who follow.  These hotels will never be clean again. [...] Ever since homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association (in 1973) — for political, not scientific reasons — open depravity has been growing like a malignant tumor.

Pope Francis tells gay man 'God made you like this and loves you like this'.  Pope Francis has told a gay man that God loves him during a private meeting, it has been claimed.  In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual.

Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality.  Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level.  Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais.  Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis.  "He told me:  'Juan Carlos, I don't care about you being gay.  God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don't mind.  The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.'"

Lyft driver kicks out gay couple mid-ride after back-seat kiss.  A gay couple in Indianapolis, Indiana, said they were kicked out of a ride-share vehicle earlier this month for kissing in the backseat.  College students Ben Martella and Alec Jansen were sharing a Lyft to a location a few miles off of Butler University's campus, but a mile into the ride, after the couple shared a kiss, the Lyft driver ordered them to get out of the car at a red light, they told The Indianapolis Star.

Sodomites Lose Their Temper And Cause A Fury Because 87-Year-Old Christian Politician Calls Them Sodomites.  There are a lot of "news stories" that really are not news, and this should be one of them.  Should, because the LGBT has made it into news that an 87-year-old politician and Christian called the sodomites what they are — sodomites.

California Demands That Christians 'Evolve'.  There's a new legislative proposal banning all conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice — by not just mental health providers but anyone.  Since the "independent fact-checkers" are quick to swarm around conservative "misinformation," FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and Snopes have all cried "False" at the idea that this bill is a threat to the sale of the Bible.  They declared that a threat against Bible sales is nowhere in the text of California Assembly Bill 2943, offered by gay assembly member Evan Low.  That is correct ... on its face.  It doesn't mention the Bible.  However, the bill would amend the state Consumer Legal Remedies Act, adding the ability to sue for damages for "advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual."  Any efforts to change someone's sexual orientation "in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer are unlawful."  That's more than therapy.  It's any kind of an argument.

'National Review' Column Calls for Surrender on Transgenderism.  The devolution of the Never Trump publication National Review took another move to the left with the publication of a column calling for conservatives to surrender on the issue of transgenderism.  Columnist J.J. McCullough is not only calling for conservatives to cave to a ruinous lie, he is smearing conservatives as nasty bigots.  "[I]t feels we're still in the immature, demagogic phase.  In some quarters, it remains fashionable to act theatrically repulsed by transgender people emphasize their weirdness, and make populist appeals to the preposterousness of women asking to be called 'him' or surgeons amputating penises and so forth," he writes.

Anal Cancer: the new 'gay' and female epidemic.  There are consequences to behaviors.  One of the consequences of anal sex is anal cancer.  Last September, The Conversation (which describes itself as "academic rigor, journalistic flair) reported on an "anal cancer epidemic" among gay and bisexual men.  According to the American Cancer Society, although anal cancer is fairly rare — much less common than cancer of the colon or rectum — the number of new anal cancer cases has been rising for many years.  It is estimated there will be 8,580 new anal cancer cases in 2018.

Transgender Supremacy:  Understanding the Ideology of a Totalitarian Menace.  Nobody actually believes in "equality," and the transgender cult's rhetoric is an implausible farrago of nonsense.  "Transwomen are women" is one of their oft-repeated slogans, which no honest and intelligent person could possibly believe.  Hormone injections and surgery can turn a man into a simulacrum of a woman, but this artificial creation is not actually the same thing as a woman, and everybody knows this.  In arguing for "equality" based on such fraud, what the transgender cult is actually doing is asserting their own superiority.  These deranged fanatics claim the authority to decide who is or is not a woman and, if you deny that they have such authority, they will accuse you of "hate."  This non-negotiable demand of transgender ideologues — that everyone else must defer to their authority — is totalitarian, an imposition of power, as dishonest as Hitler's claim to the Sudetenland.  If we wish to be free — to defend our liberty, including our right to speak the truth — we must reject the transgender lie of "equality."

Transgenders Sue to Force Medicaid to Pay for Gender Surgery.  LGBT has been harping on for years about how their LGBTness wouldn't affect you.  Their gender confusion is none of your business.  Outside of you footing the bill for their elective surgeries .

Transgender residents sue over Wisconsin's Medicaid rule.  Two Wisconsin residents who want gender reassignment surgeries paid by Medicaid filed a lawsuit Monday against the state, contending their denials of service are discriminatory and violate the federal health care law.

Disneyland and Infantile Culture.  Disneyland appears to be more and more co-opted by untraditional, non-family values.  Gay Day (I'm not sure if it's called that) has been picking up momentum over the past few years, taking over the park and giving Tinker Bell a run for her money.  Eventually, I can only assume as Disneyland becomes more of a Dave & Buster's adult theme park instead of something for children, then Tinker Bell will be a fat male stripper wearing a dog collar scooping up fivers scattered along the cobblestone road.  The culture has been so steeped in the corrosive, acidic LBGTQ agenda for years now that the electrical anode posts no longer conduct further shock, even as the left adorably tries to connect the wires.

Three hundred women are set to quit Labour party over decision to allow transgender candidates on all-women shortlists.  Hundreds of female Labour members are to quit the party over a decision to allow transgender candidates to be included on all-women shortlists.  In a new blow for Jeremy Corbyn, more than 300 activists will resign on May Day, warning they 'cannot continue to be in a party that takes women for granted'.  The group opposes a party rule change over all-women shortlists, which are used to select candidates from parliamentary elections down to local government.

Leftist Propaganda Thwarts Unity.  The Americans who listen to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and all the networks are being systematically lied to. [...] The MSM are why so many Americans believe that 25% of Americans are gay rather than the real value of around 2%.  In entertainment, gays are grossly overrepresented, and MSM-coverage rarely discusses either the true nature of the gay lifestyle or the actual number of people who suffer from same-sex attraction.  Clearly, if one in four Americans is gay and the gay lifestyle is just like the heterosexual lifestyle, supporting a version of "marriage" that includes same-sex couples is not that strange.

Friend Of Obama And Founder Of Largest Gay Rights Org Charged As Pedophile.  Terry Bean, 66, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, has been arrested on sodomy and sex abuse charges that allegedly involved a 15-year-old Oregon boy.  Also charged is Bean's former boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson.  The two are said to have set up the meeting with the child through the gay dating app, Grindr.  The incident happened in a Eugene, OR hotel in September of 2013.  Bean pleaded not guilty and posted bail.  He will appear in court in December.  His lawyers say these allegations are a larger part of an extortion ring against the gay rights activist.

Affirmation isn't helping.  A University of Texas study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests the remedy is to coddle the youngsters and affirm their chosen gender identity to reduce the impact of their lifestyle on their mental health as well as the suicide rate.  But Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians suggests that is backward thinking.  "When you have a toddler or a teenager and they throw a tantrum, what happens when we give in to them?  They get happy, right?  And happy does not always mean healthy or optimal for the child," she submits.  The researchers only examined 129 young transgenders ages 15-21 before reaching their conclusions, and Dr. Cretella says examination of much, much larger studies of transgender adults who have undergone mutilation surgeries shows those adults are likewise happier in the short-term.  "It's like a honeymoon period," she compares.  "But when you get ten years out from surgery, all the mental health problems that they had before escalate."

The Perversion of America.  This shift from Bible-based language to scientific terminology as the common basis for describing sexual behavior was advanced in the 20th century by Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytic disciples.  Those who had formerly been deemed sinners in need of prayer were reclassified as patients in need of therapy, and psychiatric "experts" replaced clergy as the guiding authorities in such matters.  What had formerly been a crime called sodomy (a term derived from Genesis 19) subject to legal punishment, became instead the symptom of a disease called homosexuality, subject to psychiatric "treatment."  Instead of being sentenced to jail for an illegal act, or seeking advice from a pastor, priest, or rabbi on how to escape sinful temptation, the person diagnosed with homosexual tendencies was sent to the therapist's office or, in some cases, committed to a mental institution.  Words mean things, and this change of terminology about sexual behavior was significant of a major cultural shift in 20th-century America.

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The Norming of the Perverted.  Once a person's sexual proclivities were private to that person and those in their life that shared them or those friends one decided to tell.  Now one is required to declare their sexual tastes upon showing up at a hospital.  Somewhere there are teams of state-employed perverts who, every day, come to work in their state-furnished offices, hold meetings, create [things] like this, make them "mandatory," and then just spray them out [...].  It is said to be, by these sub-human and un-fireable office holders, because being sensitive to people of all kinds is "who we are as a people."  But it is not that.  It may once have been that but no more.  Now, with the arrival of sheets like the one [pictured], we can see the program as it really is:  The Norming of the Perverted.


The Trials and Tribulations of the Transgenders.  Transgenderism has been made into a cause celebre by the cultural elite.  Many, myself included, view this as part of the ongoing effort by the Left to separate America from God and tradition.  For that reason, it is worthwhile to delve a little deeper into the issue than what is normally provided by what is claimed by transgender people themselves. [...] It should not come as a surprise that these radical procedures can lead to many horrific complications and often require follow-up surgeries and many sessions on a psychiatrist's couch. [Anecdotes omitted for brevity, among other things.]  Interestingly, all four of these people aren't all that sorry about having their surgeries.  At most, they seem to regret picking the wrong surgeon.  This speaks volumes of the depth of their mental instability.  Transgender genital surgery is dangerous.  And for what?  It is reported that many of the recipients of genital operations admit to not being cured of their gender dysphoria. [...] Given that fact and the problems in transitioning into another gender with surgery and/or hormone treatments, it is little wonder then that those with gender dysphoria have a 41% rate for suicides or attempted suicides compared with just 4.6% of the general population.

Study:  Lesbians, bisexual girls at 'higher risk' of getting suspended, expelled from school.  A new study out of Princeton University says that "same-sex attracted teens" have a greater chance of being disciplined at school, with lesbians and bisexual females facing the biggest odds.  According to a Princeton press release, sociology PhD candidate Josh Mittleman's paper "Sexual Orientation and School Discipline:  New Evidence from a Population-Based Sample" (abstract only; subscription required for full paper) claims LGB teens have a "29 percent higher [chance] of experiencing exclusionary discipline," but girls' chances are a whopping 95% greater.  Mittleman utilized information from the "Fragile Families and Childhood Wellbeing Study" which studied kids born in the US between 1998 and 2000 — "roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents" (emphasis added).

Cory Booker presses Mike Pompeo: 'Do you think gay sex is a perversion?'.  CIA Director Mike Pompeo was pressed for his views on homosexuality Thursday [4/12/2018] during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state.  Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, said he would treat State Department employees fairly regardless of their sexual orientation if he's confirmed, but did not directly answer questions from Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., about whether he views homosexuality as a perversion.

When this playground opened, no one told the parents about the sex predator on staff.  When a new playground popped up in the backyard of a storied LGBTQ community center in Wilton Manors, its directors hailed it as the first of its kind.  Backed by corporate sponsors JetBlue and Kaboom!, it was designed to be a "safe space" for same-sex couples and their children to play free from judgment or harassment, a statement to South Florida that "our families matter," as one board member told the Miami Herald in 2015.  But The Pride Center at Equality Park had a secret known only to the director and his confidants:  The janitor was a convicted sex predator.

Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen.  Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.  Having a religion other than Christianity, being female, having unmarried parents or at least one deceased parent and being age 20 or older were also important risk factors, though being a sexual minority also carried the highest risk of transitioning from suicidal thoughts to plans to attempts, the researchers found.

Nobody Is Truly Transgender Because Sex Change Is 'Physically Impossible,' Writes Philosopher.  Talk of "sex change" is a scientific misnomer, argues philosopher Ryan T. Anderson in a recent article, since it is impossible to change someone's sex by bombarding them with hormones or performing cosmetic surgery on them.  A person can pretend to be a member of the opposite sex, Dr. Anderson notes, but it will never be more than play-acting since one's biological sex is a physical reality outside the individual's control.  "Modern science shows that our sexual organization begins with our DNA and development in the womb, and that sex differences manifest themselves in many bodily systems and organs, all the way down to the molecular level," Anderson writes.

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins Texas girls title again.  For the second year in a row, a transgender wrestler has won the Texas girls' Class 6A 110lbs division.  Mack Beggs, an 18-year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas, entered the tournament in Cypress outside of Houston with an undefeated record.  He beat Chelsea Sanchez — who he beat for the title in 2017 — in the final match on Saturday [2/24/2018].  Video posted online showed a mix of cheers and boos from the crowd following Beggs' win.  Beggs is in the process of transitioning from female to male and taking a low-dose of testosterone.

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This simply means there is no more wrestling for girls, at least not on a level playing field.  If someone gained this advantage (through the use of hormones) in the Olympics, they'd be thrown out.

Growing body of research rejects transgender movement.  Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman?  A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.  The latest contribution to the debate is "When Harry Became Sally," a just-released book by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, who critiques the transgender movement on the grounds of metaphysics, medicine and public policy.  Contrary to the transgender movement's central claim — that "gender identity" determines whether someone is a man, a woman or something else — Mr. Anderson said the only rationale for determining an organism's sex is "by that organism's organization with respect to sexual reproduction."

Study: Transgender Ideology Powered by $400 Million from Business and Advocates.  The transgender ideology is being covertly funded by a network of wealthy transgender donors and a variety of investors in the drug, surgery and healthcare industries, says Jenifer Bilek, a New York-based feminist.  Bilek tracked the flow of pro-transgender funding via donors and business groups, and she argues more than $400 million has been spent to promote the claim that men can switch their "gender" to become legal women whenever they want to do so.

Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?  As an environmental activist who was de-platformed 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.

Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Opposing Transgender Medical Treatments.  Parents of a 17-year-old girl lost custody of their daughter for opposing her wish for transgender medical treatments.  Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon of Hamilton County, Ohio has allowed the girl to be taken into the custody of her grandparents — who support her medical transition — allowing them to make decisions that will further along her physical transition to the opposite sex.  According to CNN, Hendon ordered that the family's names not be released.  The parents reportedly continued to call their daughter by her given name, rather than a male name, and refused to consent to hormone treatments that were recommended by her medical team.  The girl claimed she became suicidal as a result of her parents' refusal to accept that she wanted to transition to a male.

T-Mobile and LeftismTabula rasa, or the mind as a blank slate, is central to the progressive creation mythos.  This fallacy asserts that everything human beings think, say, and do derives from what they learn in the environment, as controlled by society.  For example, an application of tabula rasa trending now is that male babies become boys and female babies become girls mainly because society tells them they have to, and requires they be given "gendered" clothes and toys.  This thesis is so at odds with natural phenomena it must be deemed insane.  Tabula rasa is dear to the left because it minimizes individuality and personal responsibility, while emphasizing the differences among groups rather than within groups. [...] Of course, "love who you want" is a dog whistle for the "LGBT" entitlement, and especially for same-sex marriage.

Christian Teacher Fired, Reported to Counter-Terror Unit After Telling Lesbian 'God Loves You'.  A Christian teacher in Bristol was fired and reported as a "radicalisation threat" after she answered questions from pupils about her beliefs, an employment tribunal has heard.  Svetlana Powell was dismissed from the T2 Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol in July 2016 after leaders at the government-funded college said students had been offended by comments the teacher made.

Transgender Ideology Hurts Kids.  Properly understanding sex, gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria will continue to be pressing concerns in 2018.  A proper understanding is a prerequisite for properly forming people in the truth and properly ministering to people in need.  As new gender ideologies are promoted throughout America, their lies will impact not only those who suffer from gender dysphoria, but all children who need to mature in their self-understanding as a boy or girl, man or woman, a potential husband or wife, father or mother.

The Sex-Change Revolution Is Based on Ideology, Not Science.  America is in the midst of what has been called a "transgender moment."  In the space of a year, transgender issues went from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights.  But can a boy truly be "trapped" in a girl's body?  Can modern medicine really "reassign" sex?  Is sex something "assigned" in the first place?  What's the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender identity conflict?  What should our law say on these issues?  These shouldn't be difficult questions.

Letting an 8-year-old be a drag queen isn't progressive, it's child abuse.  Move over transgender kids, there is a new trend in town.  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.

Transgenderism Is an Intellectual Disease.  The United States, and the West generally, is full of well-meaning people — therapists, teachers, school guidance counselors, and others — who want to believe that there is nothing wrong with "gender dysphoria."  This desire is akin to the attitude many now take toward homosexuality.  In each case, one is not supposed to believe something is wrong with certain people, because doing so might cause them pain.  And yet, it has never been shown that anyone is "born that way," and it may be that both male homosexuality and gender dysphoria signify failures of development.  Female homosexuals, it seems, are usually so by deliberation:  In their weariness or disgust with men, they choose to be with other women.  Presumably they could, if they wished, go back to men, as it were.  Male homosexuals, based on their own accounts, appear to be so because of childhood traumas or abuse.  It may take a wide variety of forms, but the trauma or abuse always alienates the boy from his father or from other boys his age.

By a single vote, New Hampshire permits teens not to want to be gay.  A recent trend in many states is to outlaw "conversion therapy," where people who are unhappy with homosexual inclinations go through therapy to dispense with those inclinations.  Even though the process is voluntary, liberal states cannot tolerate the idea of someone with same-sex attractions wanting help to get rid of them. [...] Now New Hampshire, by a single vote, has failed to pass a bill that would have prevented teenagers with homosexual tendencies from getting therapy to get rid of those tendencies.

The Whore of Babylon Dances the Night Away.  I spent a restless night last night — thoughts of how far down the sewage tank this nation has gone — thinking of how polluted this nation has become and how the perverts — the Sodomites — the Lesbians — the child molesters — have infected this nation and so many in it How wicked — vile — deceitful — degenerate — depraved — Like Nineveh, like Rome — sin fills the air and open rebellion against God is everywhere. [...] If you are attending one of the many churches that allows the perversion of the pulpit with the preaching of Sodomy as being acceptable then YOU are siding with Satan.  If you have a Lesbian or Sodomite or Child Molester occupying any office in your church then you are condoning SIN.

Six Insane California Laws That Will Be Implemented On Monday.  [#5] You can make up your gender on official state IDs:  California will abolish its requirement that a person must go "clinically appropriate treatment for the purpose of gender transition" if they want to change the sex on their birth certicate, which means that men can say they're women, and vice-versa, on state IDs like driver's licenses.  Beginning in 2019, driver's licenses will have three options for sex:  male, female, and nonbinary.

LGBT culture war sees transgenders make major advances in 2017.  I'm often criticized by pro-LGBT radicals for referring to their assault on morality and traditional values as a culture war, even though there are organizations within the movement that refer to their agenda using the same words.  Introducing:  The Edinburgh Chapter of Action for Trans Health (ATH), a group that openly advocates using "radical violence," the destruction of capitalism, open borders, and disarming government and the military. [...] With 2017 being called "the year that transgender madness took over" in Europe, ATH now enjoys unprecedented influence on matters of policy in the UK's government-run healthcare system — National Health Services (NHS) — and it has played a central role in the government's attempt to deal with gender recognition reform.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers report 'tragically high' suicide risk.  High school students who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely to report planning or attempting suicide compared with their heterosexual peers, a new study finds.  In a nationwide survey in 2015, 40 percent of adolescents who identified as one of these sexual minorities or said they were unsure of their orientation reported seriously considering suicide.  Thirty-five percent reported planning suicide, and 25 percent reported attempting suicide.  That's compared with 15 percent, 12 percent and 6 percent, respectively, for heterosexual high schoolers, researchers report in the Dec. 19 JAMA.  The risk of suicidal behavior among sexual minority youth is "tragically high," says Anna Mueller, a sociologist at the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the study.

Christian Teacher Suspended for 'Misgendering' Trans Pupil Sues School.  A Christian teacher is suing his secondary school after being suspended for referring to a biologically female pupil as a "girl".  Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, from Oxford, argues that he was not trained in the new, quickly evolving, gender politics and should not be forced to accept transgender ideology as a Christian.  He says he was investigated and suspended after he said, "well done, girls" to a group of female pupils, including a pupil who "identified" as a boy.

I'm a Pediatrician.  Here's What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.  Our bodies declare our sex.  Biological sex is not assigned.  Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies.  Human sexuality is binary.  You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don't, and you will develop into a female.  There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women.  Hormones and surgery cannot change this.  An identity is not biological, it is psychological.  It has to do with thinking and feeling.  Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired.  Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong. [...] No one is born transgender.  If gender identity were hardwired in the brain before birth, identical twins would have the same gender identity 100 percent of the time.  But they don't.

Episcopal cleric prays for Queen Elizabeth's heir to be gay.  Reverend Holdsworth is a prominent British pro-homosexuality activist.  The fundamental precept of the reverend's political movement is that homosexuality is inborn, cannot be changed, and must not be repressed.  This despite overwhelming evidence that homosexuality is a complex phenomenon with complex causes.  Holdsworth's prayers of homosexualization are not only for the future, but also for the present.  For the sake of his political aims, Holdsworth hopes that the little boy is already indelibly homosexual and will be powerless over that condition throughout life.  It seems that Reverend Holdsworth has been thinking about Prince George's sexuality for some time.  He first publicly hoped, in a blog post two years ago, that the prince grows up to be homosexual.  The boy was a toddler of two at the time.  Any time an adult makes sexually oriented statements about a child, it is abusive — and when about a baby, it is sick.

Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay.  A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love "of a fine young gentleman" when he grows up so as to advance the cause of same-sex marriage in church.

The Transgender Agenda:  The War on Truth.  Today, writing in the Daily Mail, Peter Hitchens takes aim at the latest appalling piece of leftist dogma.  That being the transgender agenda.  He points out that a vanguard of revolutionary fanatics are using the transgender agenda to take control of your thought.  They are making themselves the final and ultimate arbiters of truth... thus relieving reality and objective facts of the burden.  And they are of course using their superior wisdom to mutilate innocent children.

The transgender zealots are destroying truth itself.  Most of these politically correct fads are just designed to wind us up and provoke us.  For example, I now regret having wasted so much time trying to argue rationally about same-sex marriage.  All the sexual revolutionaries wanted was an excuse to call me a bigot.  They could then ignore everything I said, or tell lies about me, or both.  It was a tiny issue.  In 2014, for example, in England and Wales, there were 247,372 heterosexual weddings, and 4,850 same-sex marriages.  Already there are several hundred same-sex divorces each year.  Once the novelty has worn off, I suspect the numbers of same-sex unions will decrease, just as heterosexual ones are doing.  The point — that the old ways are dead and gone — will have been made, and the campaigners will move on to something else.  I once thought the same about the transgender issue.  But the idea that people are whatever sex they think they are is a terrifying weapon in the hands of modern Thought Police.  Whatever you say, you cannot possibly be right about this.

Survey Shows How Many Democrats Believe Your Gender Can Be Different Than Biological Sex.  Most of us didn't need a poll to show us that liberals have lost their grip on reality.  But Pew Research Center is providing one anyway.  In a survey that will probably leave you speechless about the radical bent of President Barack Obama's party, Pew asked Americans what they really think about gender identity.  If the results don't surprise you, check your pulse.  First, the good news.  A majority of Americans (though far less than one might guess, 54 percent) still believe that a person's gender is "determined at birth."  Fewer, 44 percent, think someone "can be a man or woman even if that is different than the sex they were assigned at birth."  That's right.  Only a 10 percent gap separates Americans on what, a decade ago, would have been a consensus issue.

Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy.  The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing.  I'm struggling to remember any other time when a new and contested ideology has been so uncritically embraced by the powers-that-be.  We have a Tory government pushing a Gender Recognition Act that would allow anyone to change his or her gender without so much as popping a hormone pill.  An established Church which yesterday issued guidelines to its schools encouraging them to let kids 'explore gender identity'.  Police forces exchanging helmets for caps because 'gender-based headgear' is disrespectful to trans people.  And of course a university system — the nurturer of future leaders — in which women's colleges are throwing themselves open to people who were born male, students are told to use gender-neutral pronouns, and anyone who says 'Men cannot become women' can expect to be hounded off campus.

First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia.  Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official, according to The Washington Post.  Roem's win in Virginia's 13th District also means she is poised to become the first openly transgender person to be elected and seated in a state legislature, advocates say.

Palm Springs City Council now entirely queer after election of transgender, bisexual women.  The Palm Springs, Calif., City Council is entirely LGBT or queer after two new members were elected to the council Tuesday [11/7/2017].  Lisa Middleton made history Tuesday as the first openly transgender candidate elected to a nonjudicial office in California.  Christy Holstege, who identifies as bisexual, won the second open seat on the city council.  They beat out four other candidates in Tuesday's election, the Desert Sun reported.  Middleton won about 31% of the vote while Holstege won with 30% of the vote in her favor, the Desert Sun reports.  Their election means that the council is now 100% LGBT or queer, according to Equality California, which endorsed both candidates, and contributed to their campaigns.

Night of change for Minneapolis City Council as first transgender candidate wins.  The Minneapolis City Council was poised for historic change Tuesday as voters elected the city's first transgender council member, on a night that saw a handful of veteran council members from across the city struggling to hold on against strong challenges.  "I'm feeling elated.  Ecstatic.  Extraordinarily happy right now," Andrea Jenkins, who becomes the first transgender woman of color elected to public office in a major U.S. city, said from her election night party at Curran's Restaurant.  "I'm really, really deeply proud of my community."

LGBT characters on U.S. TV at record highs.  The number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and campaign group GLAAD said on Thursday [11/9/2017] that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance.

5 Times Paul Singer Funded Globalist Nonsense Before the Anti-Trump Dossier.  [#2] Homosexual marriage went from a radical idea in all but the most leftist of circles to the nationwide law of the land in the space of 15 years.  Few Republicans can claim as much responsibility for this social change as pro-gay marriage billionaire Paul Singer.  He, for example, personally intervened to pressure the New York State legislature to approve the new definition of marriage.  His links to the leftist agenda, however, did not end with same-sex marriage.  The so-called Human Rights Campaign, to which Singer continues to cut checks, led boycotts of the entire state of North Carolina when the elected representatives of that state saw fit to pass a law maintaining the separation of bathrooms on sex.

Swamp Central:  U.S. State Department.  Romania is heavily influenced by the United States government, specifically the Departments of State and Defense, and at least the State Department seems intent on advancing the leftist agenda on LGBT issues in foreign nations as aggressively as if Donald Trump had never been elected.  U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm has been an outspoken champion of homosexuality, even marching for "gay marriage" in the pouring rain this past summer.  The jury is still out on the mixed messages coming Defense Secretary James Mattis, who has so far delayed the push for transgenderism in the military but allowed the rest of the "gay" agenda to proceed.  But just last week an Air Force colonel has been punished for refusing to affirm "gay marriage," and Secretary Mattis has been AWOL in his defense.

California first state to legally recognize third gender option.  California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday [10/15/2017] signed new legislation that will allow state residents to choose a gender option other than male or female on official documents.  The legislation, a top priority of civil rights groups, also makes it easier for transgender people to change their gender identification on birth certificates or driver's licenses.

Harvey Weinstein Is a Product of the Left's Rebellion Against God.  During my time as a company member with a Shakespeare festival, I learned the phrase "gay in training."  At the beginning of each season, the gay men in the cast would eyeball the interns, stage hands, and new cast members and decide which ones would become a "gay in training."  Keep in mind that many of the targets were underage.  Inevitably, a previously masculine straight male would be manipulated and psychologically tortured into becoming a queen that was passed around for the enjoyment of the gay cast members.  How did the feminists of the cast react?  The same way that the rest of the progressive company members reacted — they laughed and cheered it on.

The Great Climate Hoax Challenged by 31,000 Scientists.  [Scroll down]  When it comes to biology, the Democrats have also shown there that they are anti-science, and only chase pseudo-science that fits their political agenda.  In biology, the sex of an organism is biological, and does not change if a person decides to dress in different clothes, or take actions to cause their gender to seem to be different on the surface.  In short, if a "transgender" person were to be dug up by scientists a couple hundred years from now, the scientists, using science, would not decide that the lady-boy was a female.  The DNA evidence of the remains would tell the scientists that the cross-dressing, genital-mutilating person was, indeed, still a male.

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.  The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.  Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.

Gender Ideology Harms Children.  The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.  Facts — not ideology — determine reality.  Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:  "XY" and "XX" are genetic markers of male and female, respectively — not genetic markers of a disorder.  The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female.  Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species.  This principle is self-evident.  The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design.  Individuals with DSDs (also referred to as "intersex") do not constitute a third sex.

Encouraging Gender Fluidity Is Child Abuse.  [Scroll down]  One of the biggest scare tactics transgender supporters throw at parents is that they must allow gender transformation to prevent suicide.  This is a huge lie.  In Sweden, one of the most lgbt-affirming countries in the world, the suicide rate for adults who undergo sex reassignment is 20 times greater than that of the general population. [...] People today also refuse to acknowledge that the same God who created a man and a woman stated clearly that homosexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism and even cross-dressing is an abomination (Leviticus 20:13; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:26-27).

Birth Control and Homosexuality:  Unintended Consequences.  In the 1980s, I had a boss who had gotten a masters degree in psychology from New York University.  He was a brilliant man; could have been a doctor.  He told me a story that explains much of what we see in society today.  It seems that while doing his graduate work in the early 1960s, he had to do research on lab rats, which were given the synthetic hormones used in the then new birth control pills.  The results, he told me, showed that the grandchildren of these lab rats would have high rates of homosexual behaviors.  From what he told me, the findings were suppressed.  Apparently, the powers that be wanted "the pill" to pass muster.  What happened to the second generation of rats that followed was of no consequence to them.  Then my boss told me:  The first generation of kids born to mothers using the pill have already arrived.  But we should expect in another generation a noticeable increase in homosexual behavior, as they would be the second generation.  As that was then still in the future, I was shocked.  This was told me in the mid '80s.  By his reckoning, we should have seen a societal explosion of homosexuality starting around 2000, and subsequently.  And, of course, we have seen such an explosion.  His prediction came true.

12-Year-Old Boy Who Transitioned to Female Changes His Mind Two Years Later.  An Australian schoolboy who decided to transition into a female has changed his mind two years later.  At just 12-years-old, Patrick Mitchell, begged with his mother to begin taking oestrogen hormones after doctors diagnosed him with gender dysphoria — a condition where a person experiences distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.

Fox News Bankrolls Major LGBTQ Convention.  [Scroll down]  This effort appears to be aimed partly at recruiting more members of the LGBTQ sexual minority into the organization, as if they were seen as underrepresented in the news or broadcasting industries.  Gallup polling shows that Americans vastly overestimate the percentage of the population that is lesbian or gay, with a mean estimate of 23%, as compared to the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year.  Only 9% of the public holds the accurate view that this minority is 5% or less of the population, meaning that 91% of the public substantially overestimates their numbers.  In addition to organizing an annual convention with at least 350 attendees, the NLGJA, founded in 1990, serves as a full-fledged LGBTQ lobbying organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C.

How The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriage.  Over the course of the last few months, whenever I write or tweet anything, on any topic, I usually receive a caustic social media response about my position on transgenderism.  These trolls post links to my tweets about the subject and screenshots, as if showing me my own recent opinion is some sort of gotcha.  These individuals even send tweets to my husband and employers, perhaps in hope that they will use their power over me to get my opinion in check with The Approved Position.

California Set To Be First State To Add "Gender X" Designation To Licenses.  Up until now, state issued identification cards around the country have limited gender designations to 'male' and 'female' because, well, biological science has historically taught us that those were the only two options.  But that hateful and narrowed-minded micro-aggression perpetrated by our genetic code will no longer be tolerated in the state of California, whether it's a scientifically proven fact or not.  As the San Francisco Chronicle points out today [8/29/2017], California's legislature is currently considering SB 179 that will add a new "nonbinary" gender designation to the state's identification cards.

Women Push Back Against Crossdressing Men in Female Prisons.  Surprise, surprise.  Women, whose interests liberals loudly claim to represent, don't like it that perverted men who dress in women's clothes have been forced upon them in prisons in order to advance the liberal agenda.

The Civil Rights Con.  [H]ere is what is now defined as equivalent to the abolition of slavery, suffrage for women, and the elimination of government sponsored racism:
  •   Those who willfully choose to be identified and defined by what they do in the privacy of their bedroom must be given governmental protection and recognition
  •   Despite what science may determine, the nation, in order to insure equal rights and outcomes, must ratify that there are no differences between men and women.
  •   What is considered to be a mental illness by scores of medical professionals (transgenderism) must be recast as not only normal behavior but a government protected civil right.
  •   All white people, even those living in squalor in Appalachia or the inner cities, are privileged citizens because of their skin color and must, because of their inbred racism, defer to the other races in order to insure the elimination of their racist proclivities.
That this litany of "civil rights" even exists or is seriously being equated to the essential civil rights movements of the past beggars the imagination.

Moonbat Model Family.  Congratulations to the media on finding the perfect model family to encourage us to emulate.

Liberalism, Transgenderism, and Gay Conversion Bans.  Starting in California in 2012, eight states and several localities have passed laws barring so-called "gay conversion therapy."  Until now the gay activists championing these bans have compromised by limiting their applicability to the counselling and treatment of minors.  But a bill that was recently introduced in, and which will undoubtedly be passed by, New York City's radical City Council extends this prohibition to adults as well. So therapists will be barred from engaging in any conversation with adult patients conflicted about their sexuality, other than to essentially read them a government-approved script.  And the New York law will likely be the model for future bills elsewhere.

Transgender day camp among first to include 4-year-olds.  The camp in the San Francisco Bay Area city of El Cerrito caters to transgender and "gender fluid" children, ages 4 to 12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say.

The Cross Beats The Stolen Rainbow.  The sweet rainbow image has been violated, raped by the deluded and fraudulent, and it now serves too often as a garish signpost for slavery to grave homosexual sin.  It's clear God did not intend for the rainbow to represent rebellion, iniquity and division.  So how did this precious symbol become the banner, with few objections, for human depravity, lust, defiance and heresy?

Narcissus Revises Christianity, Makes It Liberal.  Nowhere in the entire Bible is there any positive reference to same-sex activity, yet there are numerous vilifications of same-sex activity.  Jesus does tell us to engage in sex — with the opposite sex.  Jesus laid down a specific model for marriage in Matthew 19:4-12, referring back to Genesis and the fact that male and female were created for permanent unity as one flesh.  To those raising caveats, Jesus makes clear that if people cannot respect that model, they must live as a "eunuch" (Matthew 19:12) and have no marriage or sexual relations at all.  In addition, Jesus describes two sexual sins (adultery and sexual impurity) as "defilement" even if only spoken (Matthew 15:19).  The other defilements are evil thoughts, murder, theft, slander, and blasphemy.  Given the myriad references outside the four gospels labeling homosexuality defilement, abomination, unnatural, etc. — would you, if you felt same-sex desires, be willing to gamble your salvation on the pro-gay interpretation of Jesus?

London council planners insist a new block of flats must have a gay bar as a condition of the development.  London council planners have told developers that a new block of flats must include a gay bar — and they will send inspectors to check it's gay enough.  Tower Hamlets bosses will only let the site of closed gay bar the Joiners Arms be built on if the developers promise to include a pub that will 'remain a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-focused venue for a minimum of 12 years'.  London's culture at risk officer Ed Bayes will make sure the person running the bar is 'sufficiently LGBT'.

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Irony:  The "culture at risk officer" will ensure that the culture is at risk.

Refuse to Accept the Lies — Before It Is Too Late.  A woman gave birth the other day, and the liberal media squeed in delight, which is weird — usually the media only cares about babies in the context of waxing them in the womb. [...] But this particular birth was celebrated because the mother was pretending to be a man, and her delusion was so intense that she apparently partook of surgical mutilation and chemical intervention to (not really) conform her body to her delusion.  I guess we're supposed to marvel at her physical transformation, but that would be a lie too.  She looks like a woman with some surgery and a scraggly goatee.  It's not beautiful.  It's sad.  But we're not supposed to tell that obvious truth.  We're supposed to join in the lie and praise the Emperor's New Secondary Sex Characteristics.

Resisting the Tranny State.  It's absolutely none of my business how any adult decides to express him/her/itself sexually.  But the thing is, these days trannies are not content to just go be trannies; they insist that we become accomplices to their fantasy.  We have to pretend to see what they see.  We have to use pronouns that we know are misapplied.  We have to allow dudes [...] to shower, change, and go to the bathroom alongside our daughters.  We have to foot the bill for sex change surgeries.  To even suggest that sex change operations are elective and not a "medical necessity" is to challenge the tranny illusion.

Transgender Hysteria Reveals Mental Illness At The Highest Echelons of Government, Business and Civil Society.  That so many sultans of Silicon Valley would echo in unison their dissatisfaction with President Trump's new policy on transgenders in the military is shocking at best, nefarious at worst.  What is now clearly evident is that the LBGT agenda which was foisted on the USA by Obama was actually dictated by Deep State.  Why, otherwise, would these tech titans put up such a fuss about removing all such unqualified transgendered characters from the U.S. Armed Forces.  Do these corporate CEOs and presidents really want our tax dollars being spent on sex change operations for soldiers and other military recruits?  How preposterous and totally unacceptable is that?  Really, what a complete waste of precious tax revenue!  And for what:  to indulge a mentally ill service member's twisted desire to transgender themselves into the opposite sex?

What Is normal?  What Is Abnormal?  Who Decides?  [Scroll down]  It is as wrong to mutilate the body to ease the discomfort of Gender Identity Disorder as it is to amputate healthy legs.  I raised the ire of others in the online discussion by declaring that Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is indeed a disorder.  That upset some of my respondents, because as social liberals, they identify so-called transgendered people as off limits to criticism for their preferences.  I proposed the idea that the human species is composed of two complementary sexes, each with a different (but overlapping) function from the other, equal in worth.  Same-sex pairings, therefore, are sort of like wearing two left shoes.  But my correspondents would have none of that.

What Would a Fair Transgender Policy in the Military Look Like?  What can we say about the plan to revoke Obama-era transgender policy?  For one thing, it violates no one's "rights." Transgender people continue to possess all of the rights of their fellow citizens, but there is no "right" to serve in the military.  The military rejects many people based on physical and psychological conditions.  Second, we are not talking about changing a longstanding policy.  Opening service to transgenders was an executive decision made during the last year of the Obama administration; it was scheduled to go into effect in June.  The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps had originally requested a two-year delay to assess the costs and possible consequences of the new rules, but finally agreed to seek a six-month delay, a request approved by Secretary James Mattis.  Meanwhile, Congress failed to hold hearings on the subject.  A change in the policy would be nothing but a return to the status quo ante.

6 Ridiculous Arguments In Favor Of Transgender Soldiers.  The Department of Defense lifted the ban on transgender soldiers serving openly only a year ago.  It's hard to believe we have accurate data on the results because we can't even agree on how many transgender military we have.  The DoD calculates up to 7,000; the RAND Corporation says somewhere around 2,500; The Palm Center, a research institute in San Francisco, calculates 12,600; the OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network says 16,000; and Kristen Beck, a former Navy Seal who served for 20 years as Christopher Beck before coming out as a transgender woman, estimates there are 75,000 to 100,000 transgender personnel in uniform.

Let the Dems Be the Transgender Party.  Trump's uncomplicated defense of common sense is nothing if not conservative.  He doesn't need "commissions" to tell him whether or not enlisting men who pretend to be women and women who pretend to be men hurts military readiness.  Anyone with five senses and a functioning intellect can see that it does.  It is only under the vast experiment against common sense that is liberalism could such obvious truths fall into disfavor.  Of course, the stupid party is joining the evil party in this experiment against common sense.

Major Satanist Group Brags That Over Half Of Its Members Are Practicing Sodomites.  It is no surprise that the LGBT brags about demons or the devil, because homosexuality is a vile sin.  However, according to a recent statement from a major satanist group, they have confirmed that a large number of their members are in fact LGBT.

At this Indy library story hour, drag queens read to kids.  Forget pajamas and cartoons.  For Halle Pino, Ida Kay and Blair St. Clair, Saturday morning meant story time for a room of young kids — and dress-up story time at that.  The occasion?  Drag Queen Storytime at the Indianapolis Central Library.  The trio read tales with superhero themes to the kids who sprawled out on the floor, in the seats and on parents' laps in Clowes Auditorium.  On the program were "Ten Rules of Being a Superhero," "Princess Super Kitty," "My Mom Has X-ray Vision" and crafts that included mask-making and coloring.  The trio took turns reading the books, sprinkling color commentary throughout that appealed to the few dozen kids and adults.

Yes, LGBT Activists Want to Punish Christian Conservatives.  Call me paranoid if you like, but I'm simply quoting what Tim Gill, the foremost LGBT political donor says in his own words.  "We're going into the hardest states in the country," he declares.  "We're going to punish the wicked."  That means Christian conservatives.  In short, if you won't comply with LGBT activism, be it as a minister or as a businessperson, you will be punished.  That is Gill's goal, and to deny it is to be in denial.

How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders.  The evidence is clear — the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders from their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). [...] With transvestitism finally voted out of the DSM, in June 2015 LGBT rights groups had one urgent agenda item for President Barack Obama:  End the ban on transgender people serving in the military.  It wasn't that transgender people were straining red rope barriers, lining up at recruiting stations to serve in the military in a rush of abject patriotism; no, acceptance into the military allowed transgenders free government-paid sexual reassignment surgery.  No longer was transvestitism considered a mental disorder, it was now considered a medically correctable condition, like a cleft lip and palate.  Medically-correctable conditions like cleft lip and palate correct physical birth defects.  Sexual identity disorders are not physical birth defects but mental defects.

Everyday Snowflakes.  [O]ur demand that incompatible desires be met at the same time imposes strange obligations on others.  I first thought about this during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when it was demanded of us that we should believe incompatible things simultaneously, for example that it was simply a disease like any other and that it was a disease of unprecedented importance and unique significance; that it could strike anybody but that certain group were martyrs to it; that it must be normalized and yet treated differently.  For example, tests for it alone of all the thousands of ills that flesh was heir to[,] had, by legal prescription, to be preceded by pre-test counseling.  It was a bit like living under a small version of a communist dictatorship, in which the law of noncontradiction had been abrogated in favor of dialectics, under which all contradictions were compatible, but which contradictions had to be accepted was a matter of the official policy of the moment.

Judge Forces Prison To Provide Hormone Therapy To A Transgender Dude Named Sparkles Wilson.  A federal judge has ordered officials at a taxpayer-funded county prison in Pennsylvania to provide — and foot the cost for — hormone therapy treatment for transgender inmate Steven Fritz, a man who longs to become a woman and who prefers to go by the name Sparkles Wilson.  Judge Robert D. Mariani issued the order late Friday [7/14/2017], reports The Scranton Times-Tribune.  Mariani's ruling comes after Fritz had filed a $1 million-plus lawsuit alleging that he will suffer physical harm and mental trauma if he does not continue receiving regular estrogen infusions.

Army Training Tells Soldiers Not to Gossip About Transgender Troops.  The United States Army's training for how to handle transgender issues instructs troops not to gossip about male soldiers who identify as female.  The hour-long mandatory training is being issued in response to the Obama administration's directive to integrate transgender soldiers into the military.  Last week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis delayed the Obama policy by six months.  The Army is still moving forward with its transgender training, which is conducted in the morning in place of physical training, the Federalist reported.

The Left's Breaking Point?  First, it must be understood up front that in the grand scheme of things "transgender" people constitute a statistically insignificant portion of the population.  They're so exceedingly rare as to make almost any public-policy or political argument about their treatment by society a sideshow in a true sense.  We're not talking about 10 percent of the population who suffers from "gender dysphoria," or even one percent.  We're talking about a small fraction of one percent.  There may be more Amish people than transgender people.

How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated the Field of Pediatrics and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.  Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard.  Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women's access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina.  But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws.  It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us — children — and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community.

Global elites celebrate divorce of birth records from biology.  What is it about "gender issues" that drives the media/political elites mad?  The government of Canada handed gender activists the crucial precedent they need. [...] So serious are the issues of child abuse here that I must put them aside, possibly for another time.  I want to confine myself to the manner in which what has to be called fantasy has permeated the ruling class when it comes to the denial of biology.  Now, it must be kept in mind is that this is an identity card, not a birth certificate.  That struggle is coming.

Taxpayers Have Now Spent $3.5 Million to Find Out Why Lesbians Are Obese.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now spent over $3.5 million to determine why the majority of lesbians are obese.  The project, now entering its fifth year, received another grant worth $658,485 this summer.  The total funding for the research is now $3,531,925.  Funding has more than doubled since the study was first revealed in 2013.  Since, the study that is examining why three-quarters of lesbians are obese, but gay men are not, has survived sequester cuts, and continues to produce results such as the discovery that gay men have a "greater desire for toned muscles" than straight men.  Another scientific paper associated with the research concluded that lesbians have lower "athletic-self esteem" that may lead to higher rates of obesity.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Is Fighting for the First Amendment.  For one thing, no matter how many times people repeat it, the case isn't about discrimination or challenging gay marriage.  But when the news first broke, USA Today, for example, tweeted, "The Supreme Court has agreed to reopen the national debate over same-sex marriage."  The headline (and story) on the website was worse; it read, "Supreme Court will hear religious liberty challenge to gay weddings."  Others similarly framed the case.  (And, don't worry, "religious liberty" is almost always solidly ensconced inside quotation marks to indicate that social conservatives are just using it as a facade.)  There is an impulse to frame every issue as a clash between the tolerant and the closed-minded.  But the Masterpiece case doesn't challenge, undermine or relitigate the issue of same-sex marriage in America.  Gay marriage wasn't even legal in Colorado when this incident occurred.

It's okay to decorate a police car with rainbow flags, but not Bible verses.  It's permissible in the United States to decorate police cars with rainbow flags to celebrate gay pride, but it's not permissible to decorate police cars with Bible verses honoring law enforcement officers.  The Houston Police Dept. is debuting a "Pride Car" for the city's gay pride parade, the Houston Chronicle reports.  Police Chief Art Acevedo is downright giddy about the new rainbow cruiser and the parade.

The BBC Thinks Pedophilia Is Just Another "Sexual Orientation".  The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is playing with fire by allowing an anonymous author to publish articles on its platform that aim to minimize the utter depravity of pedophilia.  Similar to what the far left publication Salon tried to do several years back (along with The New York Times), the BBC seems to agree with this author that pedophilia isn't necessarily a disorder to be treated with disdain, but rather a sexual orientation like homosexuality that simply requires "help."  It wouldn't be the first time that the BBC has entered the ring on the wrong side of the issue, having once employed a popular television personality by the name of Jimmy Savile who was reported to have sexually abused at least 500 young boys and girls, as well as engaged in necrophilia, or sex with dead bodies.  The long-haired, odd looking goofball of a man always seemed off to many who knew him, and yet the BBC apparently kept him on its payroll until his death in 2011.

Rights of Conscience Besieged by Sexual Activists.  Mississippi's House Bill 1523 establishes badly needed protections for those Americans whose faith forbids them to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies or to treat a person's gender as a matter of preference rather than an immutable, God-given characteristic.  The law precludes the state from taking discriminatory actions against those who reject the latest fruits of the sexual revolution — who choose instead to live in light of the knowledge that God created people "male" or "female," and to abide by the timeless moral law reserving sexual intimacy for the permanent, exclusive bond of marriage between a man and a woman.  The statute also creates a legal defense for citizens who refuse to violate these core beliefs.  The plaintiffs who challenged the statute argued that they are "stigmatized" by the very existence of these religious tenets.  I wonder if they've stopped to consider the "stigma" experienced by devout individuals who have, due to a sickening erosion of First Amendment principles, actually been prosecuted for refusing to forfeit their faith to someone else's ideas about human sexuality.

Lawmakers in New York, D.C. Propose Third Sex on Driver's Licenses.  Lawmakers in New York and Washington, D.C., this week introduced two bills proposing a third sex field on local driver's licenses and ID cards.  The moves comes just days after Oregon made history as the first state to expand its own ID cards beyond just male and female — adding an "X" option for people who identify their gender as non-binary, or who want to opt out of gender identification altogether.  New York Assistant Speaker of the House Felix Ortiz introduced his legislation on Monday [6/19/2017], saying it acknowledges those who are "outside the stereotypical gender binary of male or female."

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The "gender binary" is not a stereotype, it's biology.  Every person in the world has male chromosomes or female chromosomes.  Only the most poorly educated do not know that there is no third sex.

Trump to prosecute schools that fail to embrace transgender lie.  The state of Oregon recently made news by becoming the first state to allow residents a third gender option on their driver's license or state identification.  While this decision to allow gender-science deniers the ability to identify as neither male or female is being hailed as evidence of Oregon's aggressive leadership, they may find themselves playing catch-up by the time Trump is through.

Rainbow crosswalk
LGBT Community Now DEMANDING Permanent 'Rainbow Crosswalks' In Cities Across The Country.  LGBTQ Nazis across many cities in the country are calling for city officials to use taxpayer money to fund "rainbow crosswalks" to "honor the LGBTQ community."


Army's transgender policy includes guidelines on male pregnancies.  The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers.  The training covers everything from "transfemale" soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant. [...] "That pregnancy scenario is beyond words," Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty executive director Ron Crews told me.  "This is an example of how this social policy can be used simply to promote personal agendas at the expense of taxpayers with no regard for being what the military is all about."

US top court rejects 'gay conversion' therapy ban challenge.  The US Supreme Court on Monday [5/1/2017] left intact California's ban on "gay conversion" therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away from homosexuality, rejecting a Christian minister's challenge to the law asserting it violates religious rights.  The justices, turning away a challenge to the 2012 law for the second time in three years, let stand a lower court's ruling that it was constitutional and neither impinged upon free exercise of religion nor impacted the activities of clergy members.

Dems Push to Criminalize Treatment of Psychosexual Illnesses.  The slippery slope couldn't get much steeper.  First, we were told to tolerate sickness.  Soon, we will be forbidden by federal law to treat it: [...] [Senator Patty] Murray yelps about a "hateful, damaging agenda" that will oppress those who suffer from psychosexual derangements "because of who they are or who they love," as if allowing people to seek treatment for disease is somehow oppressing them — even though the very serious disease involved here frequently leads to depression, suicide, self-mutilation, AIDS, et cetera. [...] If tyranny, depravity, and sickness appeal to you, by all means vote Democrat.

Conversion only goes one direction?
Senate Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy Nationwide.  Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a bill on Tuesday [4/25/2017] that would ban conversion therapy nationwide, a controversial practice that seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.  The practice is currently banned in six states and in the District of Columbia.  The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, filed by Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Corey Booker of New Jersey, constitutes a renewed effort from Congressional Democrats to ban conversion therapy after a Republican majority let the bill die without a hearing last year.

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If homosexuals are "born that way," as most of them insist, then how is conversion possible at all?

There Are No Homosexuals Or Transgenders.  If you are going to win an argument, you must get down to the operating assumptions of what's being argued.  We first heard that homosexuals were born that way, just like heterosexuals are born with desires for those of the opposite sex.  While numerous scientific studies have been done to find a genetic link, nothing is conclusive.  And even if there were a genetic link, it would not mean that the behavior was either normal or moral.  There are males and females.  People who engage in same-sex sexuality do not become a new sexual category.  There is no third gender.  The same is true of people who identify as transgender.  It's all made up.  These new categories of gender and sexuality are social constructs.

Glamorization of Transsexual Derangement Ruins Young Lives.  Gender confusion is normally temporary; the damage inflicted by hormone blockers is not.  Many chemically deformed children go on to receive horrific sex-change surgery.  Unsurprisingly, the attempted suicide rate among transgenders is not far short of 50% — and no, this is not due to "discrimination," liberal dogma notwithstanding.

Could sodomy be to blame?  Could promiscuity be to blame?
Syphilis surges in Philadelphia.  Could mobile apps be to blame?  Syphilis, on the rise across the United States for more than a decade, surged in Philadelphia last year, a worrisome signal that yet-to-be reported national numbers might reflect a similar pattern.  Infections rose 36 percent in 2016, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health reported Wednesday, driven largely by men who have sex with men.  National numbers lag a year behind, but other big cities are experiencing similar spikes, said Caroline Johnson, acting deputy commissioner, who oversees disease control.  "It's going on all over," she said.

An Atlanta Theater Faces Criticism for Gay Versions of Bible Stories.  The work is an alternate version and comedic sendup of stories from the Old Testament, presented through the eyes of a gay couple named Adam and Steve and a lesbian couple named Jane and Mabel.  It was written by Paul Rudnick and premiered Off Broadway in 1998. [...] The Out Front Theater decided it would do its own rendition of it about a year ago.  However, on March 27, emails, phone calls, letters and Facebook messages blasting the decision started pouring in.

Obergefell's Toxic Judicial Legacy.  The cultural, legal, and political consequences of establishing a right to same-sex marriage have dominated discussions regarding Justice Kennedy's Obergefell decision.  Will religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage lose their tax-exempt status?  What will happen to vendors whose consciences prohibit them from participating in same-sex weddings?  How and when will schools address same-sex marriage?  Those consequences are important and merit serious discussion.  However, another aspect of the case — Justice Kennedy's instructions regarding judges' authority to create new "rights" — will prove equally important in the long run.  In Obergefell, Justice Kennedy did far more than merely discover a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.  He wrote that judges have an ongoing "duty" to identify and protect new "fundamental rights."  He maintained that judges should institute new rights whenever their "reasoned judgment" suggests that it is appropriate to do so.

Gilbert Baker, inventor of gay rights rainbow flag, dies aged 65.  Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. [...] No details were immediately available on the cause of Baker's death or where he died.

Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns.  Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.  Soon, the crime that police described as "very brutal and unusual" in a city that reported just two homicides last year was sucked up into the debate over gender identity when it was reported that Gomez preferred to be called "they" rather than "he."

Language Police At Fancypants College Deem The Word 'Homosexual' Offensive Now.  Emerson College, a fancypants school dedicated solely to communication and performing arts, has officially deemed the word "homosexual" to be offensive.  "Use gay or lesbian when describing people who are attracted to members of the same sex," school officials instruct in the guide.  "Avoid the use of homosexual and homosexual relationship."  The guide does not appear to provide any reason for this rule in its 1,440-word "inclusive language" guide.

Transgenderism and Cancer:  Every cell in the human body has a sexual fingerprint in the sex chromosome (allosome) pairs.  The born male has a XY pair.  The born female an XX.  These chromosomes do serve a function beyond mere reproduction. [...] Protein synthesis, so necessary for life, is controlled by these chromosomes.  We would be foolish not to conjecture that Y chromosomes were not designed to act properly in cell floating in a bath of female hormones; neither an XX pair in cell floating under a bath of male hormones.  Since these hormones might conceivably cause cells to go awry in protein production, as well as in cell reproduction, we should not be surprised to see unusual problems of transgenders with cancers.  Add in that transgenders, even after surgery, will retain residue tissue unique to one gender, and noting that those specific tissues will be subjected to hormone levels they were not designed to process, and the possible outcomes become frightening.

How the Media Create the Culture.  In the February 2017 issue of Family Circle, the advertisement right after opening the cover of the magazine shows two interracial men resting together on a couch.  One sports a tattoo on his arm and they are in a home setting with the words "All homes are created equal."  The advertisement comes from IKEA and, clearly, the ad is about much more than the listed $399 price tag for the Hennes glass-door-cabinet.  It involves the acceptance of tattoos, a wholehearted acceptance of gay relationships, the distinct possibility of a same-sex marital status, the importance of saving the environment through sustainability, making dreams come true in all arenas of life, and, ultimately, love and affection.

Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations.  Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion.  "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week.  Marketing Week also approved.  While gay-themed movies and television shows are commonplace, advertising has been slower to embrace same-sex couples, especially among marquee brands.

If Child Sex Is More Common Among Gay Men, Are We Okay With That?  At some point we are going to have to address two horrifying subtexts from two recent public pseudo-scandals:  one, is there a child sex problem in the gay male community?  Two, is our society essentially tolerant of it?  That seems to be the nauseatingly reasonable conclusion one could reach after the events of the past week involving provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and actor-activist George Takei.

Our Hawkish 'World War T' Elites.  It never seems to occur to these elites that the Obama administration badly overreached by effectively federalizing bathroom and locker room policy.  Do they really think that it's so obvious that people should agree to let sexually mature teenage males into the bathroom and locker room with their daughters?  Do they really think that this is the proper role for the federal government?

DNC Transgender Spox Turns Into Stuttering Mess When Tucker Asks About Science.  "Let's move from the politics to the science," Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex.  "There's no biological anchor to sex anymore.  It's all determined by the individual," he said.  "So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person's male or female?  Is there some absolute standard people have to meet to be male or female, other than what they say?"  "One's gender identity is enough to show what gender they are," Petkanas replied.

I'm Sorry, But Caitlyn Jenner Is a Man Wearing a Dress.  I do not write these words lightly, and there is not an ounce of mockery or, God forbid, hatred in my heart when I say that Caitlyn Jenner is a man wearing a dress.  I am simply speaking the plain and obvious truth, as politically incorrect as that truth might be right now. [...] So then, to avoid all ambiguity:  No, you do not get to choose your gender; no, gender is not determined by the level of your personal enlightenment; no, your gender does not change simply because you announce that it has changed; and no, it is not good science to allow people to change their sexual identity on their birth certificates.  In fact, there is nothing scientific about that at all.

Why doesn't anyone want to wrestle with a girl who takes male hormones?  A question for my female readers:  if you took male hormones, would you have trouble finding anyone to wrestle with you?  It's not an idle question.  In Texas a young girl wrestler who is taking male hormones is prevented from wrestling with boys, and is forced to wrestle with other girls.  But even the girls don't want to wrestle with the "bearded lady", leaving no one at all to tussle with her hunky masculine feminine body.

Bathroom Humor:  For mainstream media, the transcending issue is transgender people.  There were scores of pressing queries for the White House press corps to put to presidential spokesman Sean Spicer at Wednesday's [2/22/107] daily briefing:  President Trump's new immigration restrictions, relations with Mexico, China and Russia, tax reform, ObamaCare, the fight against Islamic terror.  So what was the first question from the D.C.-based journalists in attendance?  Bathrooms.  As Bellwether noted last week, several state legislatures were dismayed, during the closing year of the Obama administration, to receive a letter from the Departments of Justice and Education instructing them to let students who claim to be transgender use whatever bathrooms, locker rooms and showers they want, based solely on which gender they feel they are.  States that refused to comply were threatened with a cutoff of federal funds.

When Is a Fact Not a Fact?  The alt-left has been hard at work trying to undermine our confidence in the facts.  They want us to ignore the facts, to refuse to let the facts or the results obtained by an experiment or by the market influence our judgment.  This is the first step toward mind control.  Today, they have convinced a large number of people that a human being with XY chromosomes and a male genital apparatus is — if he so believes — a female.  If you accept that, you are on the way to accepting that beliefs supersede reality.

Why are effeminate men attracted to electric cars?  I think, like some ladies, effeminate men want a car that's small and petite.  Electric cars are much smaller than normal gas-powered vehicles in the same price range.  They often have smaller steering wheels, so men with smaller hands can more easily grip them.  Another factor is that effeminate men are used to being cowed by more aggressive, masculine men, and their choice of car also reflects that.  They choose a little lightweight vehicle, which, if it wants to survive, has to wiggle out of the way of larger cars (driven by masculine men) in traffic.  Effeminate men, used to being dominated in person, prefer a car that allows them to also be dominated in traffic.

Judge Who Will Rule on Trump Travel Order Won ACLU 'LGBT Award'.  Judge Michelle T. Friedland, who is on the three-judge panel that will rule on President Donald Trump's executive order aimed at stopping terrorists from traveling to the United States, won the ACLU of Southern California's LGBT Award in 2009, according to the Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.  "She received the President's Pro Bono Service Award in 2013 from the State Bar of California and the LGBT Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in 2009," Leahy said in the U.S. Senate on April 10, 2014, stating his approval of Friedland's confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

DNC boots candidate from chairman's race for criticizing Ellison's Islamic faith.  The Democratic National Committee is kicking a candidate out of the chairmanship race after he told The Hill that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) should not be the party's next leader because he is a Muslim.  In a Jan. 5 email to The Hill, Vincent Tolliver, a former House candidate in Arkansas, said that Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, should not be chairman because of Islamic positions on homosexuality.  "His being a Muslim is precisely why DNC voters should not vote for him," Tolliver wrote.  "Muslims discriminate against gays.  Islamic law is clear on the subject, and being gay is a direct violation of it.  In some Muslim countries, being gay is a crime punishable by death."

California Lawmakers Want 'Third Gender Option' for Drivers' Licenses.  Legislation introduced in California would create a third gender option on drivers' licenses and expedite the process for individuals to change their sex on their birth certificate without undergoing a sex change.  The "Gender Recognition Act," sponsored by state senators Toni Atkins of San Diego and Scott Weiner of San Francisco, would add "nonbinary" to the list of male and female genders on state identification documents.

LGBT groups want halt to Utah school laws involving homosexuality talk in schools.  A pair of gay rights advocacy groups said Thursday [1/26/2017] a judge should halt Utah state laws that discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.

The accused pedophile behind the 'bathroom bills'.  Accused pedophile, "mega-Obama-bundler" and long-time prominent fixture of the radical left, Terry Bean, is responsible for the bathroom bills sweeping America.  If not for Bean's "affluenza," it is quite likely that the 68-year-old would be in prison today for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy in an Oregon hotel room in 2013 with his then-lover Kiah Lawson, who was 25 at the time.  As reported at Oregonlive, Bean "had offered the boy at least $200,000 to settle the case."  Terry Bean is the co-founder of several radical groups posing as civil rights organizations.  One of these organizations, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), created the template for the bathroom bill ordinances sweeping the nation.

Lesbian couple hired to co-pastor D.C. church.  A historic church in the heart of the nation's capital has hired a married lesbian couple as co-pastors.  Calvary Baptist Church in northwest D.C. announced the hiring of Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen on Jan. 8 during morning worship, where they were approved by the congregation.  "We have found it so easy to fall in love with Calvary and its longstanding commitment to be a voice of justice and compassion for those who perpetually find the wholeness of their humanity disregarded and maligned," the pastors said in a press release issued by the church.

Jersey City is 'Queerest City in America'.  Step aside New York, San Francisco and Miami:  Jersey City, New Jersey, has been given the title of the "Queerest City in America."  Campaign's municipal equality index, according to "The Advocate," the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the nation.

Radical Queer Activist Arrested In Murder Of Woman At UC-Berkeley.  A radical left-wing activist who attends the University of California, Berkeley is the prime suspect in a fatal stabbing, and all one of his friends cares about is that he's labeled by his preferred pronoun in news articles covering the crime.  Pablo Gomez Jr., 24, is suspected of stabbing one woman to death in Berkeley on Friday [1/6/2017] and injuring another in a separate incident.  He was arrested by police in Burbank on Saturday afternoon [1/7/2017].

IBM unveils rainbow logo in solidarity with LGBT community.  IBM has unveiled a new logo that incorporates the rainbow pride flag as a show of solidarity with the LGBT community.  The logo will be used in conjunction with diversity-focused IBM programs and initiatives, BM's Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre said in a news release Friday [1/6/2017].  She said the new symbol is a demonstration of the company's continued advocacy for nondiscrimination workplace policies.

Researchers splashed out £50,000 of taxpayers' on study into toilet signs that won't offend transgender users.  A £50,000 study into public toilets has recommended scrapping the use of 'ladies' and 'gents' as they might offend transgender users.  Researchers suggested the 'discriminatory' terms could be replaced with 'toilets with urinals' and 'toilets without urinals'.  Meanwhile facilities for disabled people could be described as 'larger toilets with grab bars', according to the Sun.

Transgender man sues Catholic hospital in Paterson for refusing hysterectomy.  A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital in New Jersey on Thursday [1/5/2017] after he says it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy procedure he said was medically necessary as part of his gender transition.

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To prove that such an operation is "medically necessary," one would first have to prove that his/her sex-change was necessary.  Indeed, it is not necessary.  It is a choice that he/she made.  Any controversy resulting from that choice was completely avoidable.  Moreover, there are lots of other hospitals in New Jersey from which he/she can freely choose.

Obama's homosexual bundler arrested for child rape.  A "bundler" is someone who not just donates money to a politician or political campaign, but solicits and "bundles" donations from other donors into a substantial sum.  As such, bundlers perform an important service for politicians.  If a "bundler" for Trump is arrested for pedophilia, it would be all over the MSM, aka the Fake Media.

Christianity 101: Why Transgenderism and Homosexuality Are Incompatible With the Faith.  It is amazing how many people want to selectively quote a Bible they disagree with and use a Lord they don't believe in to decry Christians standing for their faith.  But the reality is that no matter how many times people try to twist the Greek and Hebrew, the truth is that transgenderism and homosexuality are not compatible with Christianity any more than any other sin is.  And it is for a very basic reason:  God does not change.

Psychiatry Professor: 'Transgenderism' Is Mass Hysteria Similar To 1980s-Era Junk Science.  Consider the remarkable phenomenon of transgenderism.  A disorder of gender identity that afflicts a minuscule number of Americans has become a polarizing cultural cause celebre.  Its influence — in capturing public attention and demanding social change — has been extraordinary, out of all proportion to the numbers of the gender-dissatisfied.  While the political left has fully embraced the transgender agenda as a "civil right" opposed by only the bigoted and hateful, many people see the movement as a concerted attack on traditional social mores and customs, an "in your face" assault on conventional standards, practices, and morality.  Clearly, the transgender phenomenon is the tip of the spear of the LGBT movement, greatly energized by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage that includes in the definition of liberty the right of people to "define and express their identity."

There Are No Homosexuals or Transgenders.  We first heard that homosexuals were born that way, just like heterosexuals are born with desires for those of the opposite sex.  While numerous scientific studies have been done to find a genetic link, nothing is conclusive.  And even if there were a genetic link, it would not mean that the behavior was either normal or moral.  There are males and females.  People who engage in same-sex sexuality do not become a new sexual category.  There is no third gender.  The same is true of people who identify as transgender.  It's all made up.  These new categories of gender and sexuality are social constructs.  How would genetics explain bisexuality?  Where are the genetic markers for men who "identify" as women, and women who "identify" as men?  Again, there are no genetic markers.

All the Queen's Men.  [Scroll down]  What do the leading men in Hillary Clinton's campaign have in common?  Quite a lot: [...] Some of these men see women as sex objects first and foremost, while others support policies that do so.  At the same time, gays tend to value women only as breeders, not human beings.  Gays who seek children to adorn their lives choose to abandon women completely when it comes to the one, central biological truth that requires a wonderful level of intimacy:  conception.  Instead they have found ways through medical and political science to declare themselves independent of the sex that horrifies them so.  Women are objects of scorn and ridicule, not love or relationships.

Gay cops investigated for hosting 'breeding' sex parties for teens.  The arrest of a police sergeant's live-in boyfriend has reportedly launched a multi-agency probe into allegations that gay cops in upstate New York may have hosted or participated in sex parties attended by teens not old enough to drink booze or give consent.  The Times Union reports that Schenectady police Sgt. Jonathan E. Moore, 35, was at an auto dealership last month in Colonie, NY, when his boyfriend, Anthony Aubin, 27, was arrested after trying to use a counterfeit check to buy a 2016 Jaguar coupe for $92,000, according to arrest records.  Aubin's arrest has since triggered a broader investigation into allegations that gay officers may have hosted "breeding parties."  In reference to gay sex, the term "breeding" generally does not refer to propagation of the species.

A Flight Attendant Did Not Bring AIDS to the U.S.  [Scroll down]  It was against this culture war backdrop that the AIDS epidemic's "Patient Zero" was first identified — a French-Canadian flight attendant named Gaetan Dugas, who allegedly carried the HIV virus with him on a flight to the United States.  He was to become known as the first person to transmit the disease to others in the United States.  But, as we learned in a startling study published Wednesday in Nature, this young man was almost certainly not "Patient Zero."  In fact, the Nature study said, there was likely no "Patient Zero" in the AIDS epidemic in America at all.

Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother's Care.  A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother's care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering "significant emotional harm" due to his mother raising him as a girl.  The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl.  The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been "absolutely convinced" that the boy "perceived himself as a girl" and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports.

Hey Catholics, This Is What Team Hillary Really Thinks Of You.  [Scroll down]  Had this been conservatives talking about some liberal cause celebre, the media and Planet Clinton would be feasting on it and calling for the heads of all involved.  Imagine for a moment if you replaced the actors with conservatives and Catholicism and the conversation topic with Black Lives Matter, LGTB rights, or women.  The rebukes would come fast and furious, and with wicked vengeance.  Another email shows Podesta discussing the groups he founded to incite rebellion and schism within the Church, when confronted with the suggestion of a "Catholic Spring" against church doctrine and leadership in favor of "gender equality."

The Facts about Transgenderism.  When transgenders can prove to me that they have either gotten rid of the "Y" chromosome (male-to-female) or implanted the "Y" chromosome (female-to-male), then they will truly be "transgendered."  Until then, they are transvestites, pure and simple.  They may dress as they wish, look as they wish, and even be called by others as they wish, but I will not allow them to force me to participate in this charade — to lie and say they are transgendered when they are not.

Up to 20% Have Regret; Sex Changes Are Not Effective, say Researchers.  The review of more than 100 international medical studies of "post-operative" transsexuals finds up to 20% regret transitioning and no conclusive evidence was found that shows gender reassignment surgery improves the lives of transsexuals, with many people remaining severely distressed and even suicidal after the operation, wrote David Batty in the UK Guardian.

Drop The T From LGBT.  Transgender people have high rates of psychological problems that contribute to their identity expression and victimization.  The rest of the LGBT crowd should consider how that reflects on them.

'Gay gene'? No scientific evidence for it.  Two distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University have released a lengthy, three-part report concluding that there's not sufficient evidence to prove homosexuals and transgenders are born in that condition — in other words, there is no "gay gene."

Homosexual traffic lights
Gay Agenda Traffic Lights.  The role of the government here is to help pedestrians cross the street in a safe and orderly fashion, not to promote sexual perversion.  But totalitarianism means there must be no escape from the official ideology, no matter where you cast your eyes.


Everything You Have Been Told about Gayness and Gender Is Wrong.  We have been told over and over again that gays, lesbians, and transgenders are "born that way."  Science, in fact, makes no such claim.  Never has.  In fact, social science, biological science, and every branch of medical science and psychology contradict this claim.  The New Atlantis, A Journal of Technology and Society, has produced a remarkable, far-reaching landmark study which offers a summary and an up-to-date explanation of research on sexual orientation and gender identity from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, covering nearly 200 peer-reviewed studies.

Church of England Faces Possible Split over Homosexuality.  The Church of England is looking at a possible split over issues including homosexuality and the church moving further away from Bible.  The split may not be immediate, but if the church continues its liberal stance, changes are expected to be made, according to a recent report from The Telegraph.  The creation of a new "shadow synod" would vow to uphold tradition.  Representatives from about a dozen congregations plan to meet in a church hall in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, later this week to develop a possible alternative church in England.  The new alliance is said to be viewed as a "church within a church," but the founders have not ruled out full separation.

DOJ police-training video on transgender interactions highlights public bathroom complaint.  The Justice Department has released a training video meant to be used by law enforcement to demonstrate best practices for interactions with members of the transgender community — including a scenario that involves a complaint about public bathroom use.  The training video emphasizes that, when interacting with transgender individuals, officers should keep their questions relevant to the report or investigation at hand and remain courteous.  When in doubt, the video says, an officer should ask about the person's gender pronoun preference.

Psychiatrist says Puberty Blockers Can Help Young Transgenders 'Fit In'.  According to a Kaiser Health News report, using puberty suppressing drugs not only prevents children from developing secondary sex characteristics, it also can make it far easier for transgender teens to "fit in."

The Editor says...
If you pump enough psychotropic drugs into a little kid, you could probably convince him that he's a chicken, but that doesn't mean he'd actually be a chicken.  Similarly, a boy doesn't turn into a girl just because you train him to be a girl.

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong.  A major new report, published today [8/22/2016] in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.  Co-authored by two of the nation's leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender.  The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that "some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence."

Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled.  "It is perplexing," said Dr. Rachel Civen, a medical epidemiologist at L.A. County's Department of Public Health.  Of the 13 cases of meningitis this year in L.A. County — excluding Long Beach, which has its own health department — seven were gay men.  There were only 12 meningitis cases in the county in all of 2015, one of which was a gay or bisexual man.  In Long Beach, there have been six meningitis cases this year, half of which were gay men.  Last year there were no meningitis cases in the city, according to city officials.  Civen, who has tracked the county's meningitis cases for a decade, said it was "pretty striking" that half or more of the cases in both jurisdictions were gay men.

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This should come as no surprise:  The wages of sin is death.

The Perversion of Science and Medicine, Part II.  [Scroll down]  Anyone also vaguely familiar with the politically protected disease AIDS can furnish another overt example of politicized science and medicine.  With AIDS, the government, via its agencies, particularly the CDC and other subsidiary public health departments throughout the nation, have tortured statistics until they have falsely confessed, and have promoted media hype and sensationalism as to force the viewpoint that heterosexuals in the U.S. are as much at risk as homosexuals and illicit drug users for contracting the dreaded HIV virus, and that "we are all at risk of AIDS."  "Why?" you ask.  Because government agencies want to be able to obtain more and more funding from a frightened and more empathetic taxpayer and perpetuate and replicate their bureaucracies faster, not to mention also the desire to change the cultural perspective of this tragic (but social) disease in American society.  All this, mind you, despite the fact research and development monies were (and are) being spent on AIDS more so than with any other disease including breast cancer which AIDS funding surpasses by a margin of nearly 3:1, although breast cancer in the last decade has killed almost three times as many people.

Methodists elect first openly gay bishop in defiance of denomination's ban on homosexuality.  The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.

Connecticut State Government:  Believing There Are Only Two Genders Is 'Genderism'.  According the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), which published an LGBT glossary of more than 250 terms, the belief that there are only two genders — male and female — should be treated as "genderism."  The guide, which was published as part of the DCF's Safe Harbors Project and was last updated July 7, defines "genderism" as:  "The system of belief that there are only two genders (men and women) and that gender is inherently tied to one's sex assigned at birth.  It holds cisgender people as superior to transgender people, and punishes or excludes those who don't conform to society's expectations of gender."

Transgender woman accused of videotaping 18-year-old in Target fitting room.  A transgender woman accused of videotaping an 18-year-old in a Target fitting room admitted to detectives that she had made videos in the past of women undressing, according to court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com.  Shauna Smith, a transgender woman, is being charged as Sean Smith with one felony count of video voyeurism after the alleged incident Monday [7/11/2016].

Transgender woman arrested in voyeurism incident at Idaho Target.  An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday [7/12/2016] after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said.  Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women's clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women's section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported.  Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said.  "The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door," a witness told East Idaho News.  "She kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted."

Transgender Person Arrested For Taking Pictures Of Woman In Target Dressing Room.  Idaho police arrested a man — who identifies as a transgender woman — on one count of felony voyeurism Tuesday [7/12/2016] after he took pictures of a woman while she was changing clothes in a Target dressing room, the Post Register reported.  Sheriff's deputies arrested 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, who reportedly identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, the day after he was spotted reaching over the changing room wall with a cell phone taking pictures of a woman who was trying on clothes.  The victim confronted Smith, who then ran out of the store.

The Editor says...
It should come as no surprise that someone has had sex-change surgery would engage in acts of deviant sexual behavior; for indeed, his or her whole life (post surgery) is an act of deviant behavior.

D.C. Has Highest Transgender Identification Rate in Nation.  Washington, D.C. has the highest rate of transgender-identifying residents in the country, according to a recently released study by the The Williams Institute, which is associated with the University of California/Los Angeles School of Law.  Of the estimated 1.4 million transgender-identifying individuals in the United States, about 14,550 — or 2.77 percent of the total — reside in D.C., according to the think tank, which specializes in "sexual orientation and gender identity law".  The District of Columbia "had a notably high percentage of transgender-identified adults (2.8%) and is considered an outlier due to its unique geographic (urban) and demographic profile," according to the study findings' endnotes.

Lesbian Couple Adopts Young Boy And Forces Him To Be Homosexual.  A lesbian couple adopted a little boy and they are now forcing him to become homosexual, regardless of the fact that he does not like it.  This is absolute child abuse and should be responded to by the authorities of the state.  Of course, that will not happen because the elites of this nation are amongst the antichrist forces.

The Editor says...
If homosexuals are "born that way," as we often hear, why does this couple have to force their adopted boy to act like a homosexual?  [Luke 17:2]

Christian Mingle Ordered To Accept Gay Singles.  Dating website ChristianMingle has settled a lawsuit and now will accept same-sex searches.  Previously, the site only allowed women to search for men and men to search for women.  A class-action suit was filed in 2013 by two gay men against Sparks Networks Inc., the owner of ChristianMingle and several other dating sites.  The suit alleged that the sites were in violation of California's anti-discrimination law.

Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals.  For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation.  With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults "were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use, potentially due to the stressors that (they) experience as a result of interpersonal and structural discrimination," researchers wrote online June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Legal Experts:  Transgender Pronoun Mandates Are Unconstitutional.  Government mandates that force people to use a transgender person's preferred name and pronoun are unconstitutional restrictions on the First Amendment right to free speech, legal experts say.  As the transgender debate moves further and further to the front of the public consciousness, government agencies are increasingly implementing policies that require people to call transgender persons by their preferred name and pronouns, regardless of their biological sex.  In December, for example, New York City's Commission on Human Rights passed a gender identity policy threatening fines up to $250,000 for intentionally using the wrong name or pronoun to refer to a transgender person, even if they prefer gender-neutral pronouns like "ze."

Clinton marches in New York City gay pride parade.  [Scroll down]  Clinton used the occasion to mark last year's Supreme Court decision Obergefell v.  Hodges, which mandated that all states recognize gay marriages.  "One year ago, love triumphed in our highest court," Clinton wrote in a personally signed tweet.  "Yet LGBT Americans still face too many barriers.  Let's keep marching until they don't."

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Sodomy is not love.

How Long Before God Gives America the Sodom and Gomorrah Fate It Is Begging For?  In the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham was told by God that his town would be destroyed due to the decadence prevalent there.  Abraham bargained with God for the righteous and it finally came down God agreeing He would not destroy the city for the sake of 10 men if Abraham could find them.  When he could not find any righteous men (Gen. 18) Lot took his family and fled to the surrounding hills as God rained fire and brimstone down on the evil residents of the towns.  I am at the point of wondering how many righteous men it will take for God to spare this nation the same fate.  1 Corinthians 6:9 says that homosexuals and sodomites will not enter Heaven.  I don't know how many righteous men it will take for God to spare the USA but we are a nation of more than 330 million so the number will be huge I would imagine.

Oregon judge allows person to change gender from female to 'non-binary'.  An Oregon judge ruled Friday [6/10/2016] that a transgender individual can legally change their sex to "non-binary" rather than male or female in what is believed to be an unprecedented ruling.  The Oregonian reported that Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn legally changed Jamie Shupe's, 52, sex from female to non-binary. [...] Shupe is an Army veteran who retired in 2000 a sergeant first class.  She began transitioning in 2013 while living in Pittsburg and knew that neither the male or female gender label fit.

Federal judge rules California transgender inmates must get some female items.  A federal judge ruled Thursday [6/9/2016] that California prison officials must let transgender inmates have more female-oriented commissary items including nightgowns, robes, sandals, scarves and necklaces as part of a settlement that will make the stat the first to pay for an inmate's sex reassignment surgery.  California agreed in August to provide some items to transgender inmates who are housed in male prisons, aside from providing surgery to 56-year-old Shiloh Quine.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas decided that the policy didn't go far enough.  He said transgender inmates housed in men's prisons should have many of the same items provided to female inmates.  Shiloh's attorneys argued that the state was keeping some items from transgender prisoners "based solely upon gender norms" rather than security concerns.

When the NBA went all-out gay.  The NBA just announced it's partnering with GLSEN, the leading gay activist educational organization — an organization whose radical activism dates back more than a decade.  How do the players really feel about this ... especially those with conservative Christian (or Muslim) values?

Cowpoke in hot pants stirs transgender uproar at Texas BBQ joint.  When it comes to eating at a barbecue joint there's an unspoken code of conduct.  You don't order salad, you don't use a fork and if you're a cross-dressing cowboy with an affinity for stiletto heels — you don't use the ladies room.  And that brings me to a story from the pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about a small-town barbecue joint that inadvertently found itself right smack in the middle of the big debate over transgender bathrooms.

Cross-Dressing Cowboy Told to Stay Out of Ladies' Bathroom at Texas BBQ Joint.  A Texas BBQ restaurant has made their transgender bathroom policy abundantly clear — "No Men Allowed in Women's Bathroom."  A cross-dressing cowboy truck driver has been stirring-up trouble in the Texas BBQ joint.  The trucker likes to come in dressed in a skirt or hot pants and a blouse and six-inch stilettos.  The sign in the small Texas town restaurant now politely warns, "No men allowed in the women's bathroom please."  The restaurant shares the building with a Texaco service station.

A New Transvaluation.  [Scroll down]  Today, the great muddled thought processes of the indoctrinated are presented with a multiplicity of genders before them like some sumptuous buffet: a veritable feast wherein an emancipated humanity might pick and choose their erotic flavor of the day.  Mood and inclination will now trump nature as we become sexual flies of a season, owing no quarter to God or man as our sexual identities spin like a carnival wheel — alighting on a moment's temporal fancy.  The only problem with this elitist idyll is that any man possessing a modicum of good sense knows this is a sham.  Those 31 hypothesized New York City genders are merely homosexuality's obfuscationist window dressing, and it makes little substantial difference whether an aging decathlete parades about in a push-up bra or a pathetic wretch submits his flesh to the horrors of surgical mutilation.

CDC: High Rate of HIV Among Transgender Women.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says HIV infection rates are high among transgender women in the United States, and particularly high among black transgender women, compared to other groups.  On its website page "HIV Among Transgender People," the CDC cites a systematic review of various studies which showed that 28% of all transgender women had HIV.  (A transgender woman is a biological male who identifies as a female.)  Also, "56% of black/African American transgender women had positive HIV test results compared to 17% of white or 16% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women," said the CDC.  Black transgender women "are more likely to have HIV than transgender women of other races/ethnicities," said the health agency.

Black Lives Matter's LGBTQ Agenda.  While the media cover Black Lives Matter's complaints of racism and police brutality, they largely underreport the movement's campaign to normalize all permutations of sexual proclivity.  The "Guiding Principles" on blacklivesmatter.com clearly delineate the group's pro-LGBTQ agenda:  "Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention," their web site proclaims.  Black Lives Matter is "Queer Affirming:"  "When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise."  Another principle defines the group as "Transgender Affirming ... We are committed to... doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk..." [...] In addition to harboring an apparent distaste for the family, feminism also pervades the Black Lives Matter movement, with terms including "patriarchy" and "hetero-patriarchy" appearing on the site.

Even Sodom and Gomorrah weren't this bad:
Gay Men Dressing Like Dogs, Creating 'Pup Play Kink'.  A documentary about to air in Great Britain exposes more boundary-pushing by the gay world — men who like to dress up like dogs and be "handled" by their owners in so-called "pup play."  The "Secret Life of Human Pups" is a "sympathetic look at the world of pup play", according to an article in The Guardian.  It is said to be a movement that grew out of the bondage and domination world and, with the internet, "has exploded in the last 15 years."

New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities.  Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities.  Businesses that don't respect and accommodate an individual's chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city's Commission on Human Rights.

CDC: Southerners' 'Racism' And 'Homophobia' Cause Gay Men's High HIV Rates.  An issue brief published on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claimed that that Southerners' "racism," and "homophobia" may be causing high HIV rates in the South that are disproportionately high among African-Americans and homosexuals.  According to the issue brief, Southern states have 37 percent of the U.S. population and 44 percent of all HIV infected people living in America.  HIV rates among gay men and African-Americans account for the lion's share of those infected with HIV.

Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women's Restrooms.  A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their "gender identity."  Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday [5/20/2016] outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue.

Denmark to become first nation to stop recognizing being transgender as a mental illness.  Even in the year 2016, in the same moment the U.S. government and Attorney General Loretta Lynch publicly stand up for and protect the "fairness and inclusion" of all Americans, being transgender is still considered a mental disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Denmark, however, for its part has "run out of patience" with that idea, and has instead opted to forego the WHO's classification, saying that its definition of transgender is "stigmatizing" and "discriminatory," per reports from the Independent and Mic.

Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV+ and nobody is allowed to use condoms are on the rise, warn doctors.  Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV positive and nobody is allowed to use condoms are on the rise, warn doctors.  The parties are usually attended by gay men, who are entertained by the 'thrill' of not knowing whether they will be infected or not.

The Editor says...
AIDS is one of the most easily preventable and avoidable diseases in America today.  The overwhelming majority of the people who have AIDS have acquired it (that's what the A stands for) as a result of their own reckless behavior, unwise choices and bad judgment.

Princeton Professor: 'There Are Few Superstitious Beliefs As Absurd As' Transgenderism.  In a serious of Sunday [5/15/2016] tweets, Princeton Professor Robert George criticized President Obama for promoting a belief "as absurd as" transgenderism.  On Friday, the Obama administration sent letters to every public school district in the country, urging them to allow students to use whatever bathroom and locker rooms they prefer.

Call Me Brucelyn??  The CBS News affiliate in Los Angeles reported yesterday [5/12/2016] that  Bruce  Caitlyn Jenner is having second thoughts about her transition and might possibly switch teams back to being a Bruce.  A Jenner spokesperson ridiculed the report, which was enough for Snopes to declare the report categorically false.  I don't see why Jenner should be forced to choose one or the other.  Why not both?  Why not alternate depending on the circumstances, such as when there's a long line for the Women's restroom at sporting events?  That would he an extremely handy time to be "Bruce" again, for at least five minutes.

A Sad Video Highlights the Contradictions and Tragedy of the Transgender Moment.  Writing in the Gospel Coalition, Trevin Wax asks:  "When a person feels a disjunction between one's sex at birth and one's gender identity, why is the only course of action to bring the body into closer conformity with the person's psychological state, rather than vice versa?"  That's the course of action for the transitioning person.  The course of action for their loved ones is substantially different.  In essence, the Caitlyn Jenners are saying to their spouses or paramours, "I'm now a woman, and that makes you a lesbian."

Feds Spend $35.7 Million on LGBT Anti-Smoking Ads.  The Food and Drug Administration is using young lesbians, drag queens, and transgender individuals in a $36 million advertising campaign to encourage the LGBT community to quit smoking.  The government launched the "This Free Life" campaign Monday [5/2/2016], which encourages young people to "find their own truth" and not smoke cigarettes.  "This Free Life is a campaign that proudly celebrates the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community," the campaign's website states.  "We wave our colors high and seek to improve LGBT people's health by encouraging tobacco-free lifestyles."

The Editor says...
[#1] An adult has the God-given freedom to make good or bad choices about the conduct of his or her life, and then deal with the (infinitely!) long-term consequences.  But one does not have the right to "find your own truth."  If you make up "your own truth," it isn't truth.  [#2]  If the Obama administration wants to "improve LGBT people's health," then instead of focusing on tobacco, perhaps their new 36-million-dollar web site should say something about cryptosporidium, human papilloma virus (HPV), anal cancer, syphilis, syphilitic lesions, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chlamydia trachomatis, isospora belli, giardia lamblia, microsporidia, herpes simplex virus, herpes Type 8 (HHV-8), human immunodeficiency virus, gonorrhea, hepatitis-A, -B, and -C, trichomoniasis, giardia lamblia, entamoeba histolytica, Epstein-Barr virus, neisseria meningitides, shigella, pediculosis, scabies, campylobacter, salmonella, suicide, and of course, AIDS.

The most deadly infectious disease in America today.  Hepatitis C now kills more people in the United States than every other infectious disease combined, according to new government data.  The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, surpassing the total combined number of deaths from 60 other infectious diseases reported to CDC, including HIV, pneumococcal disease, and tuberculosis.

Transgender Caught Taking Pictures of 13-Year-Old Girls at Target!  The story involves a transgender woman, James Goebel, who was recently caught taking pictures of young teen girls while using the restroom at a Target store in Dallas, Teas.  One of the victims, said she heard someone's iPhone camera sapping while she was in the restroom.  She looked under the stall and saw a camera phone placed underneath it.  She quickly ran out to tell her father, who kept the door shut until police arrived.  When the police arrived, they arrested James Goebel, 28, and searched her phone.  In the phone, they found 700 pictures of young girls in the bathroom.  The dates of the pictured ranged from the past five months.

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Obviously the sexual perverts of the world will go to the places where they meet the least resistance.

5 Times 'Transgender' Men Abused Women And Children In Bathrooms.  The leftist push to force both private and public entities to open their bathrooms and locker-rooms to transgender people has recently exploded in the media.  The governor of North Carolina's decision to reject such an ordinance by signing HB 2 into law has taken over the spotlight.  The left has cast the law as bigoted, along with all those who agree it.  Baseball legend Curt Schilling was even fired from his job at ESPN for expressing opposition to the ordinance and proclaiming that "a man is a man no matter what.  One conservative argument against the leftist push goes as follows:  some men will abuse the bathrooms and locker-rooms open to gender identity rather than biology by falsely proclaiming womanhood in order to gain access to women and children for motives of malice.  Such facilities could become easy-access breading grounds for predators.  Thus, it would be common sense to keep the facilities separated based on biology rather than identity to protect women and children.

The real reason why the North Carolina 'bathroom bill' debate is center stage.  Thursday [4/21/2016], Donald Trump disagreed with North Carolina's "bathroom bill," which makes it illegal for transgender individuals to use bathrooms they feel correspond to their gender, rather than the one corresponding to their genetic gender.  Senator Ted Cruz immediately attacked Trump's position, asking whether America has gone "stark raving nuts" to let men who consider themselves female to use bathrooms also being used by little girls.  The use of bathrooms by transgender individuals has come center stage in the U.S. presidential campaign for a reason:  The bathroom debate is really a debate about the fundamental way we Americans will define any truth — whether as something deeply felt by an individual, or something scientifically demonstrable and verifiable.

Drop The T From LGBT.  The post-marriage culture war is asymmetrical in the group known as LGBT.  Gay, lesbian, and bisexual activists have carried the rainbow banner for transgenders for issues that truly matter, such as employment and housing.  Now the time has come for a genuine sanity check for them to stop enabling kookier parts of the trans agenda.  The current bathroom policy debate illuminates the growing gap between the concerns of the transgender community and of the LGB community.  Perhaps those who favor gay marriage do not want any part of enabling pedophiles in wigs having easier access to kids in bathrooms.

The accused pedophile behind the 'bathroom bills'.  Accused pedophile, "mega-Obama-bundler" and long-time prominent fixture of the radical left, Terry Bean, is responsible for the bathroom bills sweeping America.  If not for Bean's "affluenza," it is quite likely that the 68-year-old would be in prison today for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy in an Oregon hotel room in 2013 with his then-lover Kiah Lawson, who was 25 at the time.  As reported at Oregonlive, Bean "had offered the boy at least $200,000 to settle the case.  Terry Bean is the co-founder of several radical groups posing as civil rights organizations.  One of these organizations, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), created the template for the bathroom bill ordinances sweeping the nation.

Boycott Target underway after superstore declares men can use women's bathrooms.  After Target announced that it would welcome "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," the American Family Association is now asking customers to boycott the superstore in a new petition.  "The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores," the petition states.  "This means a man can simply say he "feels like a woman today" and enter the women's restroom... even if young girls or women are already in there."

Over 350,000 sign petition against Target's bathroom policy.  Target's new bathroom policy is causing some customers to boycott the retail giant.  This week, Target announced that transgender people were welcome to use bathrooms and fitting rooms that corresponded with the gender they identified as.  The news came in wake of North Carolina's controversial bathroom law that said transgender people must use the public restroom of their gender of birth.

DC Wants Residents To 'Report' Private Businesses Over Gender-Neutral Bathroom Law.  As the debate intensifies nationally over which bathrooms transgender people should use, the District of Columbia's city government is asking people to report private businesses that have single-occupancy bathrooms that aren't "gender-neutral.  "If you see a public bathroom with one stall that is not gender-neutral, just tweet us the business name and location using #safebathroomsDC, or fill out our five question form," states the website of the District of Columbia.  "It takes just 20 seconds to play a part in making DC a more enjoyable place for transgender and other communities!  A 2006 D.C. law requires businesses and other places with single-occupancy public restrooms to change signs that say "men" and "women" to just "restroom."

Dr. Richard Land:  Gender Activists 'Practicing Psychological Child Abuse' On 'Our Nation's Children'.  In defending North Carolina's new "bathroom" law, author and theologian Dr. Richard Land said it is psychologically harmful to expose young boys and girls to transgender sexuality, and that "conditioning children" to believe that "chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal" is nothing more than "child abuse.  Dr. Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and former five-term member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, added that the LGBT activists and lawmakers who push transgender and transsexual policies are abusing a "whole generation of our nation's children" and it is up to "clear-thinking adults to stop them."

WaPo/Daily Beast:  Transgender People Committing Suicide Over NC's 'Anti-Trans' Law.  Persons afflicted with transgenderism across America are now far more likely to commit suicide, according to left-wing outpost The Daily Beast (TDB), following North Carolina's passing of House Bill 2 (HB2).  HB2 mandates that multiple occupancy bathrooms and changing facilities administered by schools and public agencies restrict access based on biological sex as defined on a person's birth certificate.  Blaming GOP lawmakers for the alleged increase in calls made to Trans Lifeline — described as a crisis hotline for transgender people — TDB's Samantha Allen describes HB2 as "life-threatening" to transgender persons.

The Editor says...
The headline on the article above appears to be grossly deceptive and misleading:  Nobody has committed suicide as a result of the new law.  The article says they are "far more likely to commit suicide" and the LGBTQWERTY activists claim the law is "'life-threatening' to transgender persons," but no names are given.  If there were any such suicides, details surely would have been included in the article.  Between 30 and 45 percent of transgender people report having attempted suicide anyway, law or no law.  It is the deviant lifestyle itself that is life-threatening.

You Will Be Compelled to Agree.  The rules of bigotry according to the left represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense.  This week, we learned that if you don't want your small daughter peeing next to a giant man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to urinate in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn't want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot.

Federal Court:  Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology.  On Tuesday [4/19/2016], the Fourth Circuit Court ruled against a Virginia school district that sought to accommodate a transgender student while also protecting the privacy rights of other students.  The court concluded that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 — which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — should be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, as a Department of Education letter suggested in 2015.  The ruling allows a lawsuit brought by a transgender student to proceed.

Retailer Target says transgender people can use bathroom of their choice.  Target Corp said on Tuesday [4/19/2016] that transgender employees and customers could use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, becoming the first big retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate.  The move came after North Carolina last month became the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms and changing rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their sex at birth rather than their gender identity.  Lawmakers in some other states have also floated similar laws.

Hoyer Okay with Biological Men Using Women's Restrooms.  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday [4/19/2016] that people "ought to be able to use the restroom of the gender they identify with.  CNSNews.com asked Hoyer at his weekly meeting with reporters at the U.S. Capitol:  "There has been a great deal of controversy lately about North Carolina's bathroom law.  Do you believe that biological males should be allowed to use the ladies' room in federal facilities and parks around the country?"  Hoyer did not directly answer the yes or no question, but instead stated his "position" on the issue.

Turning American Law Upside Down for the Transgendered.  Our nation's centuries-old commitment to free speech and religious liberty was already under threat.  But it took men wanting to use women's bathrooms and vice versa for the Left to truly show its hand, plainly and unequivocally declaring that American legal traditions should be set ablaze.  Yesterday [4/18/2016], the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a "Statement Condemning Recent State Laws and Pending Proposals Targeting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community" — a statement motivated by new Mississippi laws protecting religious freedom and by North Carolina's much-discussed "bathroom law.  The Commission claims that any law requiring men and women to use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex "jeopardizes not only the dignity, but also the actual physical safety, of transgender people whose appearances may not match societal expectations of the sex specified on their identification documents."

Rep. Mark Walker: Liberals Exploiting Bathroom Bill Controversy For Political Gain.  A bathroom bill, a rock star, and competing claims of privacy have catapulted North Carolina into the center of a national debate over transgender rights.  And Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., says he knows why.  The freshman legislator argues that Democrats are manufacturing outrage over the law for political gain in the Tar Heel state.

God Determines Sex, Not Legislators.  There is no doubt in my mind and I am totally convinced that our society has gone completely mad.  The lack of common sense these days just boggles my mind.  When someone is born they are either a male or a female, God decides what we are, now it seems the politicians are trying to tell us what a persons physical sex actually is.  We now have states around the country trying to pass legislation to allow restrooms to be used by people who say they" identify" with a different biological sex then they were born to.  Which means that your 10 year old daughter or granddaughter will be using the same restroom as a 40 year old man, just because that man feels like a woman that day?  Is there a person out there with half a brain that thinks that is right?

Sexual predators take advantage of transgender laws.  It may not have been intended, but it was predictable.  This video spells out case after case of sexual predators entering women's locker rooms and dressing rooms and other private places that are speedily becoming "unprivate," demanding to shower and change with them.  [Video clip]

Lawmakers want Census Bureau to ask about sexual orientation.  A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on the federal government to start counting the number of homosexuals living in the United States.  The group of nearly 80 lawmakers wrote a letter to a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, asking the U.S. Census Bureau to survey people about their sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, the legislators are asking the committee, which oversees the Census Bureau, to support the additional data collection as part of the fiscal 2017 appropriations bill.

Want to Improve Your State?  Pass an Anti-LGBT Law!  [Scroll down]  The truth is the only people wishing to impose their beliefs on others are leftists.  While a Christian business may choose to deny services for an event, they have no interest in denying service to an individual.  Transgender people have been using public restrooms without issue since the 1960s and there is no reason anyone should expect their personal sense of gender to override the natural inclinations of others to use the correct bathroom in public.  Transgender people are simply not going to be discriminated against and those who feel they will be fall under the 'no shoes, no service' concept of appropriate social behavior and expectations.  No one involved on the right has even proposed criminalizing or limiting transgender freedoms or liberty and certainly no one cares if a gay person buys from their shop.  People simply do not want to be bullied into participating in events or concepts they deeply oppose and no one wants their daughter in the same bathroom with a man who believes wearing a dress and a wig makes him a woman.

When Did It Become Controversial To Keep Men Out Of The Women's Bathroom?  Determining what percentage of the population is actually transgender is very difficult.  For example, would Bruce Jenner have counted before he started dressing in women's clothes or not?  But, the best estimate puts transgenders at about .3% of the population.  However, if you're talking about people who've had hormones and surgery and also dress in the opposite gender's clothes as opposed to simply "feeling like a woman," it's most certainly lower.  On the other hand, roughly 50.4% of Americans really are women.  That means there are 168 women for every transgender person in America.  Even if we accept that a transgender man dressed like a woman would be embarrassed to go into a men's bathroom, doesn't it make more sense for him to be uncomfortable than all those women?

North Carolina AG says he won't defend law overriding local anti-discrimination rules.  North Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday [3/29/2016] that he won't defend in court a newly enacted state law preventing local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules meant to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people.  Roy Cooper made the announcement one day after a day after gay rights advocates sued the state to seek to overturn the law.  The federal lawsuit lists Cooper among the defendants because of his official position.  Cooper, a Democrat who is challenging Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the November election, described the law as "a national embarrassment" that conflicted with his own department's anti-discrimination rules and "will set North Carolina's economy back" if it is not repealed.

NY Gov. Cuomo Bans State Travel to North Carolina But Encourages Cuba Visits.  New York's Democratic governor banned state travel to North Carolina this week, citing its residents' supposed lack of equal protection under the law, weeks after he announced efforts to facilitate travel from New York to Cuba, which is ruled by a repressive communist dictatorship that routinely imprisons political dissenters.  "In New York, we believe that all people — regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation — deserve the same rights and protections under the law," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in announcing a ban on "non-essential" state travel to North Carolina.  The move came in response to a new North Carolina law that restricts gendered restrooms to people of their respective biological sexes.

American College of Pediatricians: 'Transgender' Conditioning Is 'Child Abuse'.  George Orwell famously wrote, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."  For those tethered to biological reality, the self-evident truth that, prior to birth, people develop either "XY" or "XX" genetic markers and, as such, are objectively, and shall forever remain, either male or female, is as plain as blue is blue or pink is pink.  Indeed, notwithstanding the politically driven "LGBT" agenda that pretends otherwise, those who suffer with "gender dysphoria" disorder will stay, as born, either male or female, whether or not they play dress up, sterilize themselves and destroy healthy reproductive organs.  Hence, it's of little surprise that, tragically, of those who put themselves through this imaginary "transition," 41 percent will subsequently attempt suicide.

The Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer.  [Question #3]  Why do you support legally persecuting millions of Christians who quite correctly believe that they cannot live in accordance with their faith if they participate in a gay wedding?  Who's a worse person, a Christian cake maker who happily serves gay customers, but believes it's wrong for her to cater a gay wedding or a gay couple that deliberately searches out a Christian cake maker who can't participate in their wedding so they can sue her?  Why should little girls be forced to share a bathroom with grown men who claim they "feel like" women?  What about their safety?  What about the fact that many of them don't feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with someone with male genitalia?  Are you helping people or hurting them by falsely telling them they can change their sex and encouraging them to mutilate themselves through surgery instead of encouraging them to get psychiatric treatment?

Transgender woman says she was raped in Stonewall Inn bathroom.  A transgender woman says she was raped in a unisex bathroom at the Stonewall Inn — and police are searching for the suspect who they say regularly frequents the landmark gay bar.  Video surveillance clearly shows the woman entering the single-occupancy bathroom late Saturday [3/26/2016], soon followed by a man believed to be in his 30s, police sources say.

Georgia governor to veto 'religious liberty' bill.  Under increasing pressure from major corporations that do business in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday [3/28/2016] he will veto a bill that critics say would have curtailed the rights of Georgia's LGBT community.  House Bill 757 would have given faith-based organizations in Georgia the option to deny services and jobs to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.  Supporters said the measure was meant to protect religious freedom, while opponents have described it as "anti-LGBT" and "appalling."

San Francisco mayor bans city workers from traveling to North Carolina.  San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Friday [3/25/2016] he doesn't want any city workers to travel to North Carolina unless necessary in wake of its legislation which blocks anti-discrimination for gay, lesbian and transgender people.  "We are standing united as San Franciscans to condemn North Carolina's new discriminatory law that turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals," Lee said in the statement.

Uproar breaks out in North Carolina over 'anti-LGBTQ' law.  The legislature called a special session Wednesday [3/23/2016] to void a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgender people to legally use restrooms aligned with their gender identity instead of biological sex, and would have provided broad protections against discrimination in public accommodations in the state's largest city.  The controversial House Bill 2 now prevents the state's cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules and instead imposes a statewide standard that leaves out sexual orientation and gender identity.  The law orders public schools, government agencies and public college campuses to designate use of multiple-occupancy bathrooms and changing facilities, such as locker rooms, by biological sex stated on a person's birth certificate.

Indonesian Psychiatric Association: Gays Have 'Psychiatric Problems,' Trans Have 'Mental Disorders'.  The Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA) has officially announced that homosexuals and bisexuals are "people with psychiatric problems," and that transgender people have "mental disorders," conditions that can be treated.  The announcement was reported in several media outlets, including The Jakarta Post, The Guardian, and The Christian Post.  The IPA said that "people with homosexuality and bisexuality can be categorized as people with mental problems," as reported in The Guardian.  The group added that gays suffer from "physical, mental, and social problems, growth and development, and/or life-quality problems, thus giving them risks to experience mental disorders."

Carson: Gay Marriage Is 'Camel's Nose Under Tent To Undermine Christian Foundation of Our Nation'.  Liberals/progressives have infiltrated U.S. schools, the media, the courts, and other institutions over the years to "undermine the principles that made America great," and to "change the thinking of our young people," said Dr. Ben Carson, who added that the Supreme Court's decision to make homosexual marriage legal "is the camel's nose under the tent to undermine the Christian foundation of our nation."  Speaking about the gay marriage decision at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention last week, neurosurgeon Ben Carson said, "We also need to recognize why this is such an important ruling for the advocates of gay marriage.  The Bible, in both the Old and New Testament is pretty firm against their way of thinking."  [Video clip]

San Francisco Public Library hosts drag queen story hour for children.  What do drag queens and children have in common?  They both find joy in wrapping themselves in feather boas and all things shiny and glittery.  A San Francisco nonprofit recognizes this shared interest in dressing up and is joining forces with the San Francisco Public Library to bring drag queens and children together.  Radar Productions, a group giving voice to queer writers and artists, will be hosting Honey Mahogany at the Eureka Valley Harvey Milk Memorial Library, March 12, noon to 2 p.m, in the heart of the Castro District.  Dressed in fabulous drag-queen garb and full makeup, Honey will be reading stories, painting children's faces and passing out cookies.

Nike ends Manny Pacquiao contract after boxer says gays are 'worse than animals'.  The US sportswear giant Nike has canceled its contract with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, after he described gays as being "worse than animals."  A spokesperson for the firm called his comments "abhorrent." [...] "It's just common sense.  Do you see any animals of the same sex mating?  Animals are better off, they can distinguish between male and female," Pacquiao told TV5 on Monday [2/15/2016].  "Now if men are mating with men and women with women, then they are worse than animals," he said.

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao refuses to back down on gay slurs.  Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao refused to back down Friday [2/19/2016] over gay slurs that have tarnished his reputation and cost him millions in sponsorship deals, insisting God is on his side.  The eight-division world champion smiled and joked through a short training session in his hometown of General Santos just after dawn, then told reporters he had no intention of bowing to his critics.  "What I am saying is right.  I mean I am just stating the truth, what the Bible says," Pacquiao said.

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Mr. Pacquiao's comment can hardly be described as a slur.  What did he say that isn't absolutely true?  This case has a lot in common with the silencing of global warming skeptics.

15 Stats That Destroy Liberal Narratives.  [#14] "No fewer than eight major studies from around the world have found homosexuality is not a genetic condition.  Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council says that these numerous, rigorous studies of identical twins have now made it impossible to argue that there is a 'gay gene.'  If homosexuality were inborn and predetermined, then when one identical twin is homosexual, the other should be, as well.  Yet one study from Yale and Columbia Universities found homosexuality common to only 6.7 percent of male identical twins and 5.3 percent of female identical twins. [...]"

The Left's Retreat to Fantasy.  [Scroll down]  Take, for instance, the latest left-wing crusade — transsexuality. [...] [T]hese people are by definition badly disturbed.  They are obsessed with something they cannot have, and insist that the rest of us share in their delusion that they can have it. [...] (It should be pointed out — though it's often overlooked — that there are a lot more men convinced they are women than the other way around.)  Viewed from the Jungian point of view — or that of any other traditional psychological school — it's undeniable [that] transsexuals are extremely disturbed individuals in need of treatment to help them reintegrate their psyches.  The record reinforces this conclusion, from the sad case of the Dutch transsexual who handed himself over to the tender mercies of the state's euthanasists after being transformed into a "monster," to the recent complaints of "Chaz" Bono, who bemoans "his" loneliness due to normal women viewing him as a "freak."  It's no surprise to learn that transsexuals have a 40%+ postoperative suicide rate.

NYC Will Fine You $250,000 For 'Misgendering' A Transsexual.  Did you call a transsexual person "he" or "she" when they preferred to be called "zhe?" According to a newly updated anti-discrimination law in New York City, you could be fined an eye-watering $250,000.  In the latest, astonishing act of draconian political correctness, the NYC Commission on Human Rights have updated a law on "Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression" to threaten staggering financial penalties against property owners who "misgender" employees or tenants.

The Gay Agenda and the Real World.  There's just one problem with the gay agenda:  it's based on a lie.  Homosexuals are not like heterosexuals, nor is the practice of homosexuality innocuous.  The single largest problem for the gay agenda is medical science.  In 2014, the CDC found that men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), about 1 percent of the population, accounted for 83 percent of syphilis cases in the U.S.  Syphilis, a disease that was once on the verge of eradication, is spreading like wildfire.  According to the CDC, syphilis rates "are increasing at an alarming rate."  The statistics for AIDS are similar.  In 2010, MSM were responsible for 63 percent of new AIDS cases in the US.  The rate of anal cancer among MSM is seventeen times higher than among heterosexuals.  It is alarming that the gay community exhibits no restraint and cannot be self-policing.  Even school children know about condoms, yet venereal diseases rage unchecked through the population of gay men.  A recent report in the medical literature found that infection rates for both gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among MSM.  The fact that about two-thirds of syphilis and AIDS cases occur amongst one percent of the population tells us something that is immediate and unambiguous:  that homosexuality is not an innocuous choice.  What gay men do behind closed doors is fundamentally different from what heterosexuals usually do in their bedrooms.  It's also more dangerous.

Human Rights Campaign Calls on Christian Colleges to Repent of Their Christianity.  On Friday [12/18/2015], the nation's largest gay-rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), released a chilling report that investigates a "disturbing trend" of religious colleges' taking legal measures to exercise their religious liberty, using waivers available to them under Title IX.

Debunking 5 Phony Statistics Liberals Love To Toss Around.  [Phony statistic #4:]  Ten percent of the population is gay:  In actuality, the percentage of gay Americans is tiny.  The survey taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked a simple question of 34,557 adults nationwide:  "Which of the following best represents how you think of yourself?"  The five possible answers were straight, lesbian/gay, bisexual, "something else" and "I don't know the answer."  Transgenders, the "T" in LGBT, were not included.  The survey found that a mere 1.6 percent of the adult population self-identifies as "lesbian/gay," and an even smaller 0.7 percent told interviewers they were bisexual.  The bisexuals were outnumbered by the 1.1 percent who didn't know, wouldn't answer or said they were "something else."

The tyranny of a very small but very powerful minority.  Some people actually believe that the majority rule.  Nope.  Not in America.  Not anymore.  The Census shows that at present, the United States is 77.7% white and that figure includes white Hispanics.  Without them, it's approximately 62%.  All Hispanics number 17% and blacks around 13%.  Although many Americans polled believe that the gay community is around 20%, the actual number is 1.6% and yet the LGBT community wields enormous influence over our culture and has succeeded in tearing down traditional mores of the nation and the world.  Why?  The answer is that this demographic is extremely wealthy and has influence over many spheres in government, entertainment, the media and industry.

The Rainbow Jihad.  A Kentucky county clerk thrown in jail.  A New York state family fined thousands of dollars.  An Oregon baker fined hundreds of thousands of dollars.  A decorated Iowa newspaper editor loses his job.  A Washington State florist facing the loss of her home and life savings.  Soldiers court-martialed.  These are but a few of the casualties of the Rainbow Jihad in America, and there will be more.  Because the endgame is not "tolerance" or "diversity" but "you will be made to care."

Our Secular Papacy & Gay Rights.  In 1986 the Supreme Court heard the case of Bowers v. Hardwick.  Lawyers representing Michael Hardwick, a practicing homosexual, wanted the Court to declare that Georgia's "sodomy" statute was unconstitutional because, as the Court's majority put it, the statute "violates the fundamental rights of homosexuals."  The Court has long claimed that the "due process clause" of the Fourteenth Amendment empowers it to nullify state laws which at least five justices feel violate "fundamental rights."  The claim is completely fraudulent, but that's another story.  In Bowers v. Hardwick, a bare 5-4 majority opined that the practice of "homosexual sodomy" was not a "fundamental right."  So Georgia's law was upheld.  The majority opinion, written by Byron White, pointed out that "sodomy was a criminal offense at common law and was forbidden by the laws of the original 13 States when they ratified the Bill of Rights."  It went on to observe that "in 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, all but 5 of the 37 States in the Union had criminal sodomy laws.  In fact, until 1961, all 50 States outlawed sodomy."

Liberals Praise Hillary Clinton's New Ad With Same Sex Couples Kissing.  The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights.  The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other.  The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots."

Media Bias That Makes You Sick.  A so-called "Media Activism Research Conference" is being held next year in Canada to expand even further the "progressive" causes available to journalists.  The event is described as a "Gathering for Grassroots and Transformative Media" at Lakehead University and "an opportunity to develop collaborations and networks among anti-capitalist, feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and Indigenous alternative media activists and activist-researchers by sharing knowledge, skills and experiences on grassroots and transformative alternative media."  Brace yourselves for one of the seminars, which concerns "Queer anarchist autonomous zones and publics:  Direct action vomiting against homonormative consumerism."  According to my research, and I may not have gotten to the bottom of this, it seems as if media activists in Canada are exploring vomiting as a form of social protest against capitalism.

The Editor says...
I guess you'd have to be a public school student to understand how terroristic vomiting on random strangers would make the general public sympathetic to a left-wing cause, or to understand how capitalism is a threat to homosexuals.

Health campaigners hail New York governor's $200m AIDS fight pledge.  Andrew Cuomo has pledged $200m to help make HIV and Aids a thing of the past in New York, the governor announced on Monday, the eve of World Aids Day. [...] The extra resources will go towards improved housing and healthcare for people living with HIV and Aids and is part of the state's official aim to eradicate the disease by 2020.

The Editor says...
AIDS is one of the most easily-preventable contagious diseases in the world.  It doesn't take $200 million to stop AIDS.  All it takes is abstinence from sex with prostitutes, heroin addicts, and sodomites.

It's official: 'Homophobia' now a mental disorder!  If you think there might be something wrong with homosexuality, you most likely have a mental disorder, according to a recent study by a team of Italian researchers.  Discussing the study, lead researcher Emmanuele A. Jannini, M.D., stated:  "After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies."  That's right.  The research team specifically found that "psychoticism," "immature defense mechanisms" and a "fearful attachment style" were associated with a greater "homophobic" attitude in individuals.

GOP Massachusetts Governor Orders Nation's First Statewide LGBT Affirmative Action Program For Contractors.  Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker (R) is the first state leader to issue an executive order that mandates the commonwealth alter its Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) to include LGBT-owned businesses along with those owned by other minority groups.  The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) said Baker's order is a "precedent-setting opportunity for tens of thousands of LGBT business owners" — one that will allow LGBT-owned businesses to be added to the state's SDP alongside women and minority-owned businesses.

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man.  When Bruce Jenner says he is a woman now, the American left not only applauds him and starts referring to him as a she, but demands that everyone else do so at the risk of their livelihoods.  Only a bigot would think a man with a penis is a man when he says he is a woman.  The left has an ongoing war with reality where, in their quest for utopia, they have decided to shut out truths contrary to their reality.

This Isn't A Culture War, It's A War On Culture.  When liberal Houston — a city with a three-term lesbian mayor — overwhelming rejected an anti-discrimination ordinance for the transgendered (among others), a hysterical New York Times editorial accused voters of being transphobic hate mongers with blood on their hands.  There are, perhaps, some other possibilities.  For example, maybe a majority of voting Houstonians believed they could handle these social interactions without orders from the city council?  Maybe, without any animus, they believe genetically corresponding girls and boys should use girls and boys restrooms?  Maybe they find laws micromanaging the affairs and relationships of business owners intrusive?  I find myself in the last group.

Sex Reassignment Is Latest Company Benefit in Equality Push.  U.S. companies are swiftly adding health insurance benefits for employees who want to transition to another gender, a fairly inexpensive way to show they're serious about a diverse workforce because so few people actually use them.  More than 415 of about 780 firms surveyed for their friendliness toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers now cover related procedures, including hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgeries, according to the Human Rights Campaign.  That's more than double the number in 2012, and up from just 49 in 2009.

The homosexuals have all but destroyed the Boy Scouts and now they've ruined Doritos.
Doritos' new rainbow colored corn chips are already causing a stir.  Doritos now has a new rainbow-colored corn chip in support of gay and lesbian teens — and they're already causing a stir.  Frito-Lay, the company that makes the snack food, unveiled Doritos Rainbows Thursday [9/17/2015], a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla that come in shades of green, blue, purple, red, and orange inspired by colors of the Gay Pride flag.

Doritos Are Gay.  It gets better, as long as "it" doesn't refer to obesity.  I always figured the first Frito-Lay product to come out of the closet would be Ruffles, but...

Doritos creates rainbow-colored chips in support of LGBT youth.  Doritos today [9/17/2015] announced a new, limited-edition flavor of chips available only to those who donate to the It Gets Better Project, an organization devoted to supporting LGBT youth.  Doritos Rainbows chips are made up of multiple, rainbow-colored Doritos inspired by the Pride flag, the Frito-Lay company stated in a release.

Houston's real Hero, Lance Berkman Discusses Being Attacked by Houston's Real Zero Mayor Annise Parker After Transgender Bathroom Fail.  "Social justice"-minded liberal activists took a beating on Tuesday night as the HERO ordinance (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) went down in flames at the hands of a majority of liberal voters in dark blue Houston. [...] Yet, no takedown of a fake HERO would be possible without real heroes.  One of those real heroes in Houston, who fought against the certifiable insanity that lesbian Mayor Annise Parker tried to perpetrate on citizens she's charged with protecting, was former Rice University and former Houston Astro star Lance Berkman who was considered by many — rightly or wrongly — to be the "face" of the anti-HERO effort.

NFL Refuses to Move Super Bowl from Houston After 'Bathroom Ordinance' Rejected.  The NFL will not move the 2017 Super Bowl from Houston after the losers in the so-called "bathroom" ordinance demanded on Wednesday that the league cancel or move the annual event a day after Houston voters overwhelmingly rejected the HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) proposition.

Bullies lose, sanity wins in Houston: There will be no man parts in the ladies room.  The bullies lost.  After a nearly 18-month slugfest, Houston's LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance was crushed in a landslide defeat Tuesday — rejected by 61 percent of voters.

As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms.  Asked to call a transgender boy by a male name he has chosen for himself, teachers and administrators around the country have leaned toward a simple response:  Sure.  Allow a high school student who was born male but identifies as female to join the volleyball team?  Fine.  But as transgender students assert themselves more, schools have hesitated at the locker room and the bathroom.  Many have developed policies that require transgender students to use private changing and showering facilities, drawing opposition from these students, their parents and advocates who say the rules are discriminatory.

Houston LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance rejected by voters.  An ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win approval from voters on Tuesday [11/3/2015].

Conservatives win on election night as voters elect GOP governors, reject 'bathroom bill,' pot.  With 30 percent of precincts counted, The Associated Press declared that Houston's Proposition 1 had gone down to defeat. [...] The vote capped a pitched 18-month battle between Houston pastors and Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major city, who had championed the ordinance allowing people to use restrooms, showers and other public accommodations based on their gender identity, not their biological sex.

Feds back transgender teenager in school restroom dispute.  Schools can't prevent transgender students from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identities without violating federal law, the Obama administration says.

Third option besides male, female on US passport sought in lawsuit by Colorado resident.  A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

Women Cry Foul as Glamour Magazine Names Bruce Jenner 'Woman of the Year'.  The politically correct Glamour Magazine has reportedly waived the one defining requirement of candidates for its "Woman of the Year" honor — a double X chromosome — in conferring the title for 2015 on crossdresser Bruce Jenner, a move many women are finding insulting.  The magazine is expected to formally announce its choice of Jenner as woman of the year, along with actress Reese Witherspoon, on November 3.

"Caitlyn" Jenner Named "Woman of the Year" Despite the Fact He [is a man].  The liberal feminazi media has decided to shove Bruce "Call Me Caitlyn" Jenner down our throats as some kind of noble hero once again.  This time, it's Glamour Magazine, which has decided to appoint him their "Woman of the Year" even though, you know, he's a [man].

Hospital Expels Doctor for Telling Medical Truth About Gay Sex.  We knew this would eventually happen.  Some medical facts are now considered verboten under penalty of career loss.  Dr. Paul Church was fired for telling the truth — really — medical truth.

Nine Signs of the Impending American Collapse.  Gender has come increasingly to be regarded not as a biological fact but as a social construct, and ultimately as an expression of one's "inner feelings" (as if there were any other kind) and affect-laden sense of sexual or personal identity.  A man is a woman is a trans is a tiger is a wolf — in other words, an idiosyncratic caricature of a normal human being. [...] Such aberrations follow from and go hand in hand with a longstanding, aggressive and doctrinaire feminism that has infected every important social and professional institution, leading to the legal and societal deprivileging and even the feminization of men, who must not only endure institutional inequities but must continually apologize for their existence — another recipe for social and cultural catastrophe.

The Humanist Hoax of 'Gender'.  The senseless LGBTQ, etc. gender categories being foisted upon a suckered America are directly equivalent to the dehumanizing racial categories of mulatto and quadroon.  They are cooked up in university "gender studies" departments by godless, power-hungry political minds without scientific or genetic justification.

Welcome to the United States of Alice.  "Sex-change" surgery was pioneered at Johns Hopkins Medical School but then discontinued in the 1970s since it failed to treat gender dysphoria.  "[T]ransgendering is a psychological rather than a biological matter," Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins, wrote recently.  "The treatment should strive to correct the false, problematic nature of the assumption [that one is of the opposite sex and this is a matter of choice] and to resolve the psychosocial conflicts provoking it."  A 30-year study in Sweden showed that after surgery, transgendered patients commit suicide at 20 times the rate of non-transgender people.  Meanwhile in 75 percent of cases without surgical or medical treatment, McHugh noted, transgender feelings spontaneously disappear.

The modern malleability of gender and race.  In the present postmodern world, we are told that there is no such thing as a biologically distinct gender.  Instead, gender is now socially constructed.  It can be defined by the individual in almost any way he or she sees fit.

Gay Crime and the Media.  The legacy media has twisted itself through several dimensions in in its effort to hide the fact that murderer Vester Flanagan/Bryce Williams was gay.  This is typical of the media response to violent crimes by homosexuals in recent years.

Keywords:  AIDS, gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia, syphillis, warts, perversion, lewdness, licentiousness, depravity.
Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists.  For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago.  On Tuesday [8/25/2015], federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges.  Rentboy, which federal authorities called the biggest male-escort website, had been around for almost two decades, allowing escorts to pay to advertise themselves.  It was well known in the gay community, hosting pool parties, dances and awards shows throughout the country.

Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections.  Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star.  It invites "community leaders" to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to "persuade" the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indiana's gay, lesbian and transgender communities.  The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists.  It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals.

The Science Is Settled: Sexual Orientation Is Not Purely Biological.  The argument that sexual orientation is solely a biological phenomenon is extraordinarily weak, and this poll proves it.  Evolution does not favor high prevalence of homosexual attraction.  Homosexuality prevents reproduction, the chief goal of natural selection; while some scientists make the case that homosexuality has been preserved evolutionarily in order to preserve altruism for purposes of "kin selection," a high prevalence of homosexual attraction would threaten population growth.  Furthermore, since homosexual activity is highly linked in the human population to higher rates of disease and lower life expectancy, the notion that evolution would favor higher rates of homosexuality would be a difficult one to support.

This is satire, I hope.
I am royalty born in a commoner's body, and society is discriminating against me.  I was born in the body of a regular person, but in my mind, I feel I am royalty.  I can't help this feeling; it's just the way I am.  And it upsets me when people don't treat me according to my royal identity.  When men talk to me, they do not bend the knee; women do not bow or even curtsy.  And no one calls me "m'lord" or even apologizes for retreating from my royal presence without leave.  I didn't ask to be born this way; it's just the way I am.  And I feel very discriminated against by society, which treats me like a commoner.  When I go into a bathroom, everyone should leave so I can use it, but no one does.  That makes me very uncomfortable.  All I want to do is to go to the bathroom in peace!  I think every business should either make everyone leave when I enter the bathroom or have a bathroom that can be used only by royalty.

California college will now ask students to pick from 6 genders.  Beginning this fall, students at UC Irvine will have the option to self-identify about their sexual orientation on all university admissions forms, reports CBS Los Angeles.  The new form will ask students to pick one gender from six different choices.

The Editor says...
Why must an applicant select only one gender?  That sounds inflexible and exclusionary!

The Failed Missionary.  [Scroll down]  [President Obama] has created a position at the State Department for a roving gay activist, called the nation's "first special envoy for the human rights of L.G.B.T. persons," to meddle abroad.  Obama has dispatched that envoy to Africa but he wouldn't dare send him to an Islamic conference, say, in Riyadh.  Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, such positions will multiply.  She was the first Secretary of State to declare gay activism abroad to be a "priority of our foreign policy."

Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston's 'bathroom bill,' sets up ballot fight.  The Texas Supreme Court gave Friday [7/24/2015] the Houston city council 30 days either to repeal a civil-rights ordinance allowing opposite-sex bathroom use or place it before the voters on the November ballot.  The 12-page decision says that the council ran afoul of the city charter when it refused to act after the city secretary certified a year ago the signatures submitted by a pastor-led coalition, which had moved to force a vote on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

The Gay Mafia Wants to Stop You From Doing This.  There is an organized movement within the gay rights community that is sometimess referred to as the "gay mafia."  They want to harass those who disagree with their agenda and silence any dissent from their agenda.  They have worked overtime in the past twenty-four hours because an AP poll shows that the number of Americans who now support gay marriage has declined since the Supreme Court's ruling and a majority believe Christian businesses should not be compelled to provide goods and services to gay weddings.  They cannot have that.  They also cannot have books and data that dispute their claims.  One such book is by my friend Ryan Anderson.

Bruce Jenner, Brett Favre, and the cultural totalitarians.  In a truly surreal display, NFL great Brett Favre is being denounced by the left's new cultural commissars for not clapping long and hard enough at ESPN's ESPY awards, as Bruce/"Caitlyn" Jenner received a "Courage" award for his efforts to become a woman.  Oddly, Favre did applaud — not doing so would have been a grave heresy to America's new church of progressive inquisitors.  His sin was not applauding enthusiastically enough.  The New York Post placed a video of Favre's blasphemous insufficient clapping, juxtaposed with Jenner's celebratory ascent to the stage. [...] No, I'm not making this up.  In the New America, not only must we accept transgenderism, but we must literally applaud it — and literally applaud it long, loud, and hard.  And remember, Big Brother is watching you.

Every Day, A New Way to Hate.  Unusually slow on the uptick, the neo-puritan elect have yet to coin a term for those who "hate" or "fear" the "transitioning" among us.  "Trannyphobia" might have worked, but the playful term "tranny," which was acceptable until about a week ago, has joined the n-word and the f-word among the unutterable.  Transgender activists will decide on a label soon enough.  The Islamists did.  In one of the more curious twists in recent progressive history, a media savvy cell in America chose to mimic gay activists who had been successfully using the "phobia" trope to defame opponents of their political agenda.  The Islamists saw the same potential in the concept of "Islamophobia."  With the media's help, they could and did tie their struggle to those of other marginalized groups and, in the words of one former activist, "beat up their critics."

The Queering of America.  The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down state laws barring same-sex "marriage" is the culmination of a decades-long corrosive process, one that has been methodically guided by a strategic subversive plan.  All moral people are rightly outraged by this official mockery of the natural law, the moral law, and the divine law.  But we should not be shocked or surprised, as the unmistakable signs that this was coming have been ever more obvious with each and every concession to the "gay" lobby and "gay" culture.  This article originally appeared in the June 8, 1998 issue of The New American, 17 years ago.

Political correctness can easily put you out of a job.
Man fired over anti-gay posting sues Ford, job firm.  A contract engineer is suing his employer, as well as Ford, for discrimination after losing an automotive design job because he posted comments criticizing the automaker's support of the gay community.  Thomas Banks of Ypsilanti filed a federal lawsuit against Rapid Global Business Solutions, an engineering and employment service in Troy, and Ford, where he had been on assignment at a Dearborn plant for more than three years.

The Big Gay Lie.  Before looking at what scientific studies tell us here's some anecdotal evidence that people may already be familiar with:
  •   When AIDS first struck gays fought tooth and nail to keep the bathhouses — where gays go for anonymous sex with strangers — open.  Gays are so addicted to sex that even in the face of a fatal disease they didn't want to curb their promiscuous lifestyle.
  •   AIDS. While we're constantly told that it's not a gay disease the reality is that in the U.S. almost no one but gays get AIDS from sex.  Yet even though condoms don't stop the spread of AIDS gays continue to risk their lives to have sex with strangers.
  •   While everyone condemns crimes by priests and ministers against children, the fact is that 81% of the victims of priests have been young boys; the problem is a gay one.
  •   NAMBLA — which advocates sex with 3 year olds — is an accepted part of the gay community.  The organization marched in the SF Gay Pride parade for years before pressure from straights got the organization booted out due to bad optics.

Christians Must Brace Themselves for the Coming Persecution in Obama's LGBT America.  Rod Dreher, writing in an article in Time Magazine, has this to say about the recent US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage:  "LGBT activists and their fellow travelers will be coming after social conservatives.  The Supreme Court has now, in constitutional doctrine, said that homosexuality is equivalent to race.  The next goal of activists will be a long-term campaign to remove tax-exempt status from dissenting religious institutions.  The more immediate goal will be the shunning and persecution of dissenters within civil society."

The Gay Lifestyle Fallacy.  The United States is sinking into the moral decay of tribal warfare.  No longer can Christians state their case without a torrent of hatred coming from both atheists and those in the gay rights cabal.  Any opinion that does not toe the progressive line will not be tolerated.  This comes from the party of tolerance.  Your identity, your lifestyle, even you very dignity will be trashed if you do not comply.  This way of thinking will soon be a coercive force in every citizens life.  Much of it starts with those who speak out from within the gay community, or those who have been raised inside the gay community and have felt its corrosive way of thinking first hand.

Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over 'Homosexual' Verses.  A homosexual man filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. [...] In his hand-written suit, 39 year old Fowler makes many claims against Zondervan including malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights.  He's seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations.  The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long:  Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo — even go to a tanning bed.  But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation.  Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification — and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.  "It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," said Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education.  "They're our children.  And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."

Jimmy Carter: 'I Believe Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage'.  Former President Jimmy Carter argued Tuesday Jesus Christ would "approve" of gay marriage if he were around in an interview with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill.  Carter offered up his support for the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide, while using Jesus to prop up his reasoning.

Carter: 'I Believe Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage'.  Carter took on the issue from a Biblical perspective and declared that it was his view Jesus would have approved of the gay marriage.  "I believe Jesus would. I don't have any verse in scripture," Carter said.  'I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief.  I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else."

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Former Sunday School teacher Jimmy Carter seems to have forgotten the story about the woman at the well, among other things.

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning.  That the majority threw a bone to religious people, their churches and institutions, saying they could continue to preach and teach that homosexual marriage is wrong, will almost certainly be challenged by gay activists and secularists whose goal is to drive religious people, and especially Christians, out of the public square.  What might be a preview of things to come occurred last week when the Fairfax County (Va.) School Board voted 10-2 to approve a "gender identity" curriculum for children starting in seventh grade.  News reports said the crowd that showed up for the vote overwhelmingly opposed the decision, but majorities no longer matter.

Huge crowd for Chicago [Gay] Pride Parade.  Revelers streaming to Boystown for the city's annual Pride Parade today [6/28/2015] have an extra reason to celebrate after the landmark Supreme Court decision making gay marriage legal throughout the country.

Gay Rights Leaders Push for Federal Civil Rights Protections.  Exhilarated by the Supreme Court's endorsement of same-sex marriage, gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle:  obtaining federal, state and local legal protections in employment, housing, commerce and other arenas, just like those barring discrimination based on race, religion, sex and national origin.  The proposals pit advocates against many of the same religious conservatives who opposed legalizing same-sex marriage, and who now see the protection of what they call religious liberty as their most urgent task.  These opponents argue that antidiscrimination laws will inevitably be used to force religious people and institutions to violate their beliefs, whether by providing services for same-sex weddings or by employing gay men and lesbians in church-related jobs.

LGBT Leaders: Gay Marriage Is Not Enough.  [Scroll down]  Poverty, contraception, and abortion might not seem like inherently LGBT issues but they are certainly intertwined with them.  According to the Center for American Progress, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women are more likely to live in poverty than their heterosexual and non-transgender counterparts.  They are also at increased risk of sexual assault, as the National Center for Lesbian Rights notes, which makes abortion access essential for lesbians and bisexual women.

Refusing to Bow at the Altar of Homosexuality.  I was a law student when I first learned of the consequences of not being politically correct concerning homosexuality.  A former Miss America's contract as the citrus growers' brand-ambassador was allowed to lapse because she had successfully campaigned for the repeal of a pro-homosexual ordinance in Miami-Dade County.  She was quoted as saying, "What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable, alternate way of life."  She was publicly humiliated — "pied" on national television — and her name — Anita Bryant — became synonymous with something called "homophobia" and "hate speech."

Our Nightmare of Reason.  Today an American conservative might well feel like a Kafkaesque protagonist, as the country appears to be drifting increasingly into absurdist territory under the leadership of Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and leftist elites in the media and entertainment industries.  The lionization of Bruce Jenner's makeover into a pseudo-woman is but a symptom of this slide into mass irrationality. [...] The idea that some men, despite the obvious biological evidence, are in fact women, and vice versa, has become generally accepted by a large percentage of the country, and endorsed by none other than the president himself.  Rather than society sympathetically tolerating Jenner, or offering him mental health treatment, he and other so-called transsexuals (like convicted Army private Bradley Manning) can now medically mutilate themselves at public expense.  They can compel girls to use public bathrooms and showers with biological boys who claim to be female.

Feds: Transgender Bathroom Choice a Matter of 'Health and Safety'.  The Department of Labor (DOL) issued instructions for how private businesses should address a transgender individual who wants to use a different bathroom, arguing that allowing transwomen to use the ladies bathroom is a matter of "health and safety."  "The core belief underlying these policies is that all employees should be permitted to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity," according to the guidance, issued by the DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  "For example, a person who identifies as a man should be permitted to use men's restrooms, and a person who identifies as a woman should be permitted to use women's restrooms."  "The employee should determine the most appropriate and safest option for him- or herself," the document said.

Caitlyn Jenner and the War on Facts.  [Scroll down]  Why should anyone care about someone else's personal decisions?  What difference does it make?  These questions, however, are based on the assumption that "live and let live" is a two-way street.  Unfortunately, for most hard-core transgender supporters, that's just not the case:  In their world, we all must agree.  Because of this, many people are simply too scared to say what they really think.

Repentant Transsexual Warns Jenner: The 'Hangover' Is Coming.  Amidst the media euphoria surrounding the former Bruce Jenner's gender reassignment surgery and cover photo on Vanity Fair, a 74-year-old transsexual who deeply regrets his decision has come forward to caution those who think that transgenderism solves people's psychosexual problems.  In a CNN interview on Tuesday [6/2/2015], Walt Heyer warned viewers that the relief accompanying gender reassignment surgery doesn't last.  After Jenner expressed exhilaration over the Vanity Fair cover, Heyer responded that such elation is normal, but transient.

Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner Is Asking Too Much.  To me, this conversation is beginning to feel very 1984.  I have been told that I must refer to a man as a woman.  If I decline to do so, however politely, I am demonized as an oppressor, a bigot and a hater.  I have been told that I must use the female pronouns:  she, her, and hers, not the male pronouns, he, his, and him.  If I decline to do so, however politely, I am excluded from decent society.  I am classed with murderers.  I am very wary of any movement that demands that people change their everyday language and that demonizes those who decline to do so.  If we redefine a woman as a person who poses in a corset and shows substantial cleavage on the cover of Vanity Fair, what does that make a woman who has had a double mastectomy and dresses modestly and hasn't access to Vanity Fair?  My question is not rhetorical, it is not a joke, and it is not trivial.  Definitions get to the scaffolding of society and the essence of things.  If we don't answer this question now, it will become less and less of a joke as we proceed down this slippery slope.

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Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women.  Parents, be aware:  soon the magazine rack in the checkout line at the supermarket will feature this profoundly disturbing image of Bruce Jenner.  The picture is plastered right on the cover of the next Vanity Fair issue, and it shows Bruce dolled up in makeup and hair extensions, posing in a corset, with parts of his face, forehead, and throat shaved off for cosmetic reasons, and his chest enhanced by hormone pills, Photoshop, and silicone.  The idea is to make the 65-year-old grandfather look like a college girl, but the effect is that he looks like a distorted version of neither.  What he most closely resembles is a mentally disordered man who is being manipulated by disingenuous liberals and self-obsessed gay activists.  Far from having the appearance of a genuine woman, he reminds me of someone who is being abandoned to his delusions by a culture of narcissistic imbeciles.

Left's Gifts to Language.  [Scroll down]  Liberal legislators nationwide are casually adopting laws to include this new and exciting language into the public realm because they are pressured.  Pressure by small, vocal and dedicated groups like LGBTQ result in huge societal impacts because once it's law, implementation of it forces this 'inclusionary" language to be considered as common as pencils.  Liberal legislators know they gain additional votes for their next election, and gain a very loyal constituency whose impact far Warren outweighs their numbers.  Because laws don't really attach to any of them personally (legislation is essentially anonymous as to its origins) they don't worry criticism will attach to them; they will even verbally side with critics.  Say one thing, vote another; it happens all the time in politics.

The Dictatorship of Godless Perverts [...] cannot permit anyone to question the regime's absolute authority.  The commissars of the regime will tell you "what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman," and you are not permitted to talk back to them.  There can be no discussion or debate.  If you do not endorse the Official Truth, you must be silenced.  You must be punished if you refuse to repudiate your opposition, because everything you "consider natural and normal" — your "basic, deep-rooted ideas" — "will need to change."

Killing the Scouts.  [Scroll down]  For example, it would be wonderful if the Boys Scouts took the opportunity to teach young boys about the "born that way" myth.  In spite of the popular meme perpetuated by the homosexual agenda, no one is "born gay." [...] [I]t would also be nice if Boy Scout leadership told the truth on the tremendous health dangers associated with sexual immorality.  This is especially the case for those involved in a homosexual lifestyle.  There are abundant data that reveal the dangers of a homosexual lifestyle. [...] Men who have sex with men account for 75% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the U.S. and are 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than are heterosexual men.  Though homosexuals make up only about 2% of the population, homosexual men account for about two-thirds of all new HIV infections.  The Canadian healthcare system notes that the life expectancy of homosexual men is 20 years less than the average.

You 'Must be Made' to Obey.  [Scroll down]  Of course, if homosexual behavior, something denounced as both "vile affections" and "an abomination" throughout both the Old and New Testaments, is no longer sexual sin, then there can be no sexual sin whatsoever.  To coerce, through the power of the police state, faithful Christians to abandon the millennia-old biblical sexual ethic and embrace the sin of Sodom would likewise require that Christians sign-off on fornication, adultery, incest and bestiality.  Such is the unnatural nature of government-mandated moral relativism.  "But this isn't free speech, it's hate speech!" come the mournful cries of the ill-informed and the ill-prepared, desperately afraid to debate the issues on the merits.

Americans Vastly Overestimate Size of LGBT Population.  Same-sex marriage is one of the fastest-moving social issues in U.S. history, having become legal in state after state as Americans cheer it in ever-growing numbers.  But one thing is slightly off-kilter:  Americans seem to have absolutely no idea just how many of their fellow citizens are lesbians or gay men.  In fact, they think that 23 percent of Americans, or almost one in four, are are gays or lesbians, a Gallup survey released Thursday [5/21/2015] revealed.  That's way off:  The polling organization most recently found that less than 4 percent self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Mad Max and the Dream-Work of Homosexuality.  A number of conservatives have been puzzled by the left's simultaneous defense of gay men and Islamists.  The cognitive dissonance might belie a deeper coherence:  both Islamists and gay men aspire to separate men from women, albeit in different realms, to the noted benefit of men and to the obvious rejection of women as autonomous beings with dignity and rights.

First They Shut You Up, Then You Will Be Made to Care.  A young man last week pointed out that transgenderism is largely a mental health issue and started receiving threats on twitter and general harassment.  The Fire Chief in Atlanta referred to homosexuality as a sin and lost his job.  Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty quoted scripture and the left tried to drive him from the airwaves.  The Benham Brothers are evangelical Christians and had their TV deal cancelled for offending the gay mafia.  Christians will be made to shut up.

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a 'Mental Disorder' — Sex Change is 'Biologically Impossible'.  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a "mental disorder" that merits treatment, that sex change is "biologically impossible," and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.  Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a "disorder of 'assumption'" — the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.  He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people.

The Missing Word in the Immigration Debate.  [Scroll down]  Note the strident insistence with which liberals demand that we say "reproductive rights" instead of "abortion", "gender" instead of "sex", and "undocumented" instead of "illegal".  Each of these word choices hides some aspect of an issue that liberals want to keep hidden. [...] Similarly, by insisting that homosexuality is a matter of "gender" preference, liberals try to divert attention away from the fact that the primary objection most people have to homosexuality concerns certain grotesque sexual acts.

15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives.  [#15] The survey taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked a simple question of 34,557 adults nationwide:  "Which of the following best represents how you think of yourself?"  The five possible answers were straight, lesbian/gay, bisexual, "something else" and "I don't know the answer."  Transgenders, the "T" in LGBT, were not included.  The survey found that a mere 1.6 percent of the adult population self-identifies as "lesbian/gay," and an even smaller 0.7 percent told interviewers they were bisexual.  The bisexuals were outnumbered by the 1.1 percent who didn't know, wouldn't answer or said they were "something else."  This result was far from the 10 percent that homosexual rights advocates have claimed since the 1970s.

Nothing but the Truth.  [Scroll down]  If the lie is repeated enough, if outside information or opposing viewpoints are not permitted or tolerated, if those receiving the disinformation are hungry, dehumanized, uneducated, or tortured enough, anyone can become a believer in the inconceivable (that two plus two could really equal five) or the implausible (that global warming is a greater existential threat than radical Islamic terrorists).  This is how we came to believe there are dozens of genders even though thousands of years of science and human history confirm the existence of only two.  This is how we came to believe that homosexuality is not a choice but an alternative physical attribute that cannot be controlled; that gay sex is equivalent to heterosexual sex, even though only the latter results in reproduction; that abortion is a social good and constitutional right that should be encouraged; that a family with two daddies is exactly the same as a family with a mommy and a daddy; that blended and broken families are just as good as traditional families; and, that fathers are superfluous.

You Don't Need a Rainbow Sticker to Let People Know You're Black.  The gay rights movement cannot abide a middle ground and a free exercise of religion for a simple reason — homosexuality is not normal in nature, in historic relationships, or in the sacred texts of almost all religions.  The gay rights movement must therefore censor and subjugate dissent.  Any who point out the lack of historic or religious acceptance or the lack of its ready existence in nature or, for that matter, the lack of scientific evidence showing homosexuality is a birth trait as opposed to a choice or external factors, must be shut up.  Homosexuals and the gay rights movement crave not tolerance, but the veneer of normalcy.

Gay-conversion therapy ban to be introduced in House.  Opponents of sexual orientation change efforts, such as Reps. Ted W. Lieu and Jackie Speier, both California Democrats, say being homosexual is not a disorder or illness, and efforts to change one's sexual orientation are wrong and harmful.  Supporters of such therapy counter that it has helped many people successfully reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, and it's wrong to trample people's rights to seek the counseling of their choice.

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For about 8,000 years, we all agreed that homosexuality was perverse.  Everybody, that is, except the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah, who were wiped out in fireball delivered by God himself.  (What does that tell you?)  It wasn't until about 30 years ago that anyone dared to suggest that homosexuality was a normal and natural way to express your love for the truck driver you just met 20 minutes ago.

Just Murder, Not a 'Hate Crime'.  [Scroll down]  It is important to understand how the media deliberately manipulate perceptions.  The murder of Matthew Shepard was portrayed as a hate crime, despite every evidence to the contrary, because gay activists figured out that depicting homosexuals as victims — and depicting opponents of the gay agenda as motivated by dangerously violent "hate" — was the key to political success.  Both the news media and the entertainment industry have seized on this theme, promoting the Gay Victimhood narrative so relentlessly as to foment paranoia and generate a certain number of fake hate-crime hoaxes.  Meanwhile, public school administrators are twisting themselves into pretzels to be "inclusive" and "tolerant" of homosexuality, implementing "anti-bullying" campaigns based on the belief that our society is pervaded by an irrational homophobia that causes gay kids to commit suicide.

LGBT Undermining of the Constitution, Culture, and Conservatives.  Conservative commentator and legal analyst Matt Barber elaborated that most LGBT individuals are part of a "sexual anarchy ... [a] cultural Marxist movement."  They seek "to burn down the white picket fence," not traditional bourgeois committed relationships.  Kincaid analyzed the Marxist backgrounds of various LGBT movement founders and declared that "Communism is not dead," for Karl Marx called for family abolition, "not just an economic theory."  Kincaid focused on American Communist Party member Harry Hay, whose FBI surveillance file is available at ASI's website.  Hay wore a "NAMBLA walks with me" sign at a San Francisco gay parade and later pursued the occult as a "radical fairie."  Journalist James Simpson explained in his presentation that actually, the "left does not care about gay rights."  As Communist regimes indicate with their criminalization of homosexuality throughout history, the "issue is always the revolution."

It's Not Hateful To Point Out Bruce Jenner Isn't A Woman.  Of all the trends currently working their way through journalism, there is perhaps none so baffling as the media's indulgence in the transgender narrative.  Journalists appear to have acquiesced to this ideology en masse.  No less a formidable source than the "AP Stylebook" declared a few years ago that Associated Press employees are to use "the pronoun preferred by the individuals" in cases where confusion may arise. [...] Journalists should not buy into this.  Simply as a matter of factual accuracy, it is nonsensical:  if tomorrow I declared myself head of the executive branch of the U.S. government, for instance, the AP would not suddenly be required to call me President Payne.

Obama's Lawyer Basically Tells SCOTUS That Religious Schools Are Toast.  During oral arguments made in the same-sex marriage case heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday [4/28/2015] (Obergefell v. Hodges), Justices Roberts and Alito questioned Solicitor General Donald Verrilli about the rights of religious schools if the Court decides to impose same-sex marriage on the states.  Justice Roberts asked if religious schools that provide housing to married students would be required to offer such housing to same-sex couples.  Verrilli demurred, saying there is currently no federal law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.  "Those issues are going to have to be worked out," he said.

Urgent Action Needed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, CDC Says.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday [4/24/2015] that "urgent action" was needed to control the outbreak in Indiana's Scott County and said it's possible other cities or towns are vulnerable.  A combination of easily available prescription painkillers, a poor economy and a lack of education are fueling the Indiana outbreak.

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Apparently the government wants you to believe this AIDS outbreak has nothing to do with I.V. drugs, prostitutes, promiscuity or sodomy.  I'm surprised the CDC isn't putting the blame on global warming, which seems to be the left's default culprit lately.

This was unthinkable 50 years ago.  Thanks, liberals!
CA ballot initiative would keep boys out of girls' bathrooms.  A group called Privacy for All is trying to get enough signatures to create a ballot initiative in California that would prevent boys from going into girls' bathrooms and locker rooms, even if the boys wiggle when they walk and talk in high-pitched feminine voices.

Obama Warns Parents: Your Kids Are Mine.  President Barack Obama has issued a declaration on human sexuality and what constitutes moral and mental health for the nation.  He is warning Christian parents that the federal government wants their kids.  This is not how the story is being reported, however.  For example, a story in Politico carries the headline, "Barack Obama denounces 'conversion therapies' for gays," with the words "conversion therapies" in quotes, as if to suggest there's some doubt that homosexuals can return to being straight.  This is all too typical of the mentality that grips the major media and is designed to suggest that homosexuality is somehow natural and cannot be changed.  But honest journalism, which is virtually non-existent when covering homosexuality, would take a different approach to the topic.

Transgenderism: A Return to Pagan Mythology.  Declaring one's self to be other than what one is created is an assault on material and human reality — an exercise in magical thinking that is bound to run up against the reality of the created order, including the reality of humankind created as male and female.  Yet a recent article in the Daily Beast contains a complete glossary of gender options.  The glossary is currently comprised of 51 genders, among them an option to be "gender fluid," that is, having the ability to flit from one gender to another according to what the individual would like to be.  The idea is that though biologically one may be born with male or female parts, gender is a choice, not a fixed category.  Instead, gender is determined by how an individual feels about his or her self.

Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'.  A street preacher who quoted from the Bible has been fined for using "threatening" language.  Mike Overd, 50 and a former paratrooper, quoted from Leviticus on Taunton high street to state that homosexuality is an "abomination".  He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £1,200 in costs and compensation by Judge Shamin Qureshi, sitting at Bristol Crown Court.  The judge said Overd "knew full well the power of words to hurt" and claimed he could have used other less offensive parts of the Bible to quote from on the issue of homosexuality.

Gay rights activists to Christians — surrender, or else.  A few years ago I hosted gay activist attorney Andrea Ritchie on my radio program and asked her whether she believed the homosexual lobby could peacefully coexist with traditional Christian morality.  After a very pregnant pause, she responded pointedly:  "Sure, if Christians will give up their resistance to our cause."  Today, in the midst of the inane opposition to the Indiana religious freedom bill, her alarming words prove frighteningly prophetic.

Liberals Ruin Everything: St. Patrick's Day Parade Edition.  While the glories of capitalism may have turned St. Patrick's Day into an opportunity to make some good money, it is still a religious feast day.  I am not at all asserting that a parade is some sort of sacred religious event, but if the local cardinal is your grand marshal, there are still some ties to the Church.

Gay groups still unhappy with NYC St. Patrick's parade.  For the second consecutive year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are boycotting the nation's largest and, at 250 years, oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The reason:  After a backlash last year against a ban on gay groups led to de Blasio being the first mayor in 20 years to stay away from the popular event, parade organizers said they would allow only one gay group to march with a banner in this year's parade.

Ben Carson eclipses his own presidential announcement with gay prison comments.  In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that aired Wednesday, Carson dismissed comparisons between restrictions on gay marriage and slavery.  "People have no control over their race," Carson said, adding that in his view people do have somecontrol over their sexual orientation.  "Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay," the former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital said.  "So, did something happen while they were in there?  Ask yourself that question."

Blinding cases of syphilis found on West Coast, now potentially in L.A.  On Thursday [3/12/2015], the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an advisory for primary and eye-care providers to look out for symptoms associated with the disease, which is usually a complication of primary or secondary syphilis infections.  With more than a dozen cases — most of them among gay men — reported between Seattle and San Francisco and now potentially two in Southern California, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is calling for medical professionals to do more.

Utah officer who objected to role in gay pride parade says he was unfairly labeled a bigot.  A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties.

Policeman Claiming he was forced out over LGBT controversy mulls lawsuit.  After his bosses allegedly branded him a bigot and the Salt Lake City Police Department allegedly hounded him out of his job, Eric Moutsos has finally broken his silence to explain his motivations for not wanting to perform motorcycle tricks at a gay pride parade last summer.  He also explains his version of what really happened.

Another Christian Teacher Investigated for Facebook Comments Against 'Gay' Lifestyle.  A New Jersey school teacher has found herself in hot water for using her Facebook page to express her moral outrage over the normalization of homosexuality.  As reported by the New York Times, Viki Knox, a special education teacher at Union High School in Union Township, used Facebook to complain about a school display recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month, writing that "homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation."

HIV strain that becomes AIDS in 3 years identified in Cuba.  A strain of HIV that could develop into AIDS before patients realize they are infected has been identified in Cuba.  The aggressive variant was seen in patients who developed AIDS within three years of contacting the virus, according to a new study.  It usually takes five to 10 years.

Kansas governor erases protections for LGBT state employees with executive order.  With a swipe of his pen, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wiped out protections offered to state employees facing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Brownback, a Republican, issued the executive order Tuesday [2/10/2015], doing away with an order enacted by his predecessor, former Gov. Kathleen Sibelius.

New York Times Endorses Thought Crimes.  Kelvin Cochran, the Fire Chief of Atlanta, published a book (with permission from the Ethics Office for the City of Atlanta), in which he expressed his Christian faith on sex, marriage, and life. For that, the New York Times says he included "virulent anti-gay views."  Actually, Cochran endorsed orthodox Christian views.  He was fired more than a year after the book came out.  A retiring lesbian fire captain suddenly felt brave enough to complain.  The Mayor, needed urban, white liberals for his next election threw the Fire Chief under the bus. [...] It does not matter that there is no evidence of discrimination.  His thoughts preclude him from his job.

Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote 'anti-gay' book.  Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter.  He is also a devout Christian.  He's a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school.  By all accounts — he is a decent and honorable man.  And now — he is unemployed.  Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant [sic] lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?"  A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language.

Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith.  [Kelvin] Cochran had been suspended in November because of a passage he wrote about homosexuality in a book titled, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" The book's theme is about biblical morality.  "This is about judgment," Mayor Reed said during a Tuesday [1/6/2015] press conference.  "This is not about religious freedom.  This is not about free speech.  Judgment is the basis of the problem."  Last November the mayor posted a public condemnation of the fire chief on his official Facebook page.  "I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community," the mayor wrote.  "I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration."

LGBT groups protest police abuses, block S.F. streets.  Close to 200 people, many from San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, blocked streets in and around the city's Castro district Wednesday morning [12/24/2014], rallying against what they described as systemic police violence toward minorities.

Eric Holder's Transgendered Mutilation of Title VII.  [Eric] Holder's reference to "a different sex" is badly confused and odd.  A man who identifies as a woman — yes, even a man who butchers and drugs himself to appear more like a woman — is still a man.  Indeed, when anyone points out this elementary biological reality, transgender activists insist that gender is fundamentally different from sex.  Holder states that the federal government's "approach to this issue has ... evolved over time."  That's his way of acknowledging that his position is directly contrary to the position that DOJ had previously taken.  As Christian Adams points out, Holder is instead following the dubious lead of the reckless adventurists at the EEOC.  And while Holder states that "courts have reached varying conclusions" on the issue, his citations reveal that he's adopting the position taken by a federal district judge over that taken by a federal court of appeals.

Left-Wing Group Calls for Federal Crackdown on LGBT Discrimination.  A report from the left-wing Center for American Progress says gays, lesbians, and transsexuals will not fully realize the promise of America unless and until the Federal government extends to them widespread protection from all kinds of discrimination.  The 76-page report calls for all levels of government to make every kind of discrimination illegal and to expend taxpayer money to enforce the new laws.  The report also calls for private businesses to reeducate their employees about LGBT persons.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Overturned.  A city ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark, dubbed the transgender bathroom bill because it allows biological males who claim they are females to use restroom facilities for women, was overturned on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely because of the intense lobbying efforts of Michelle Duggar, the matriarch of the reality-TV show 19 Kids & Counting, carried by The Learning Channel.

Benham Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: 'Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth'.  Jason and David Benham, two Christian entrepreneurs who have been targeted by gay activists for their belief in traditional marriage, are speaking out about the campaign by those same activists who are seeking the cancellation of the popular TLC television series "19 Kids and Counting," accusing the Duggar family of "fear mongering."  "Since when is it considered 'fear mongering' to say that God designed a man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?" David Benham told CNSNews.com.  "Saying the Duggars are inciting people to hate is simply propaganda."

Barack Obama: A Companion of Fools.  It seems that Barack Obama has a propensity to surround himself with some questionable friends. [...] Take for example one foolish companion the president walks with:  the prominent gay rights activist Terrence P. Bean, 66, who has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.  At a 2009 Human Rights Campaign dinner, Mr. Obama called the alleged child molester a "great friend and supporter."  As a matter of fact, Obama's "great friend" Terrence has frequented the White House at least six times in the past couple of years.  An ardent and influential supporter of many prominent Democrats, in addition to visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bean has also been a guest of the president on Air Force One flying around at $181K an hour.

End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists.  Liberal politics, not people, matter to our evil media.  That's precisely why they rush to their cameras, microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.  Not because they care about the altar boys, but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.  If you doubt that fact, ask yourself why you haven't heard much from the Mainstream Media about the recent arrest of 66 year-old Terrence Bean, charged with raping a 15-year old boy.  The answer is because Terrence isn't a Catholic priest.  Instead, he's the co-founder and on the board of directors of the homosexual organization ironically called the "Human Rights Campaign."