A newspaper in Asheville has written a glowing report about a transgender kindergartner in Asheville. The boy, who identifies as a girl, and his parents are seeking special treatment for him, although denying reality only confuses and emotionally damages the other children in the school. This is a blatant attempt to gloss over the problems created by denying reality in a classroom of kindergarteners.
From the USA Today:
A chart hangs in a hallway between the bedrooms of a sister and her two brothers. Their parents – as many parents do – have etched lines marking the height of each child over the years.
The smallest among them is Colton, the third son of Amy and Kevin. The blond-haired, green-eyed baby loved to snuggle, said the child's mother.
Each mark represents a year of memories, she said. As the children reach new heights, they develop their own personalities and transform in ways beyond a parent's control.
By age 6, the name "Colton" had all but disappeared from the chart. It had been replaced by “Emma,” a name the child gave herself as she began to discover her gender identity and her parents decided they would not force her to be someone she is not.
1. U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law.
A judge has allowed a case by a transgender woman against his former employer to move forward, with claims being made under the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the ADA specifically says that transsexuals are not covered by the act, the judge has allowed it by perverting the definition of "sex" to include "transgender". When language no longer has meaning, we are headed down a slippery slope. (Read more)
2. VIDEO: Drag Queen Story Hour at Brooklyn public library.
Coming to a public library or school near you, Drag Queen Story Hour? Is this appropriate for little children? Is a public library an appropriate venue? (Read more)
3. Congressman Mark Meadows continues to be a hero for the pro-life community.
Congressman Mark Meadows is a hero to the pro-life community. He is making it clear that the Freedom Caucus (of which he is the chair) will not vote for a Senate healthcare reform bill that does not include de-funding Planned Parenthood. Proactive leadership for the pro-life movement is hard to find! Thank you Congressman Mark Meadows! (Read more)
4. Pro-life medical personnel face new ethical dilemmas.
Medical associations and ethicists would like to prohibit conscience objections from medical professionals by requiring them to perform abortions. This is totalitarian! (Read more)
5. Free Sneak peek of Gosnell film at NC Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference
CLC is offering pro-lifers a FREE pre-screening of Ann McElhinney's newest film, Gosnell: America's Biggest Serial Killer.
We want to see as many fellow pro-lifers at this event as possible. It's not only a great opportunity to learn from conservative thought leaders, but also influence conservative fellows on pro-life convictions. Click here to get your FREE screening ticket.
A judge has allowed a case by a transgender woman against his former employer to move forward, with claims being made under the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the ADA specifically says that transsexuals are not covered by the act, the judge has allowed it by perverting the definition of "sex" to include "transgender". When language no longer has meaning, we are headed down a slippery slope.
A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from protection.
The plaintiff, Kate Lynn Blatt, becomes the first transgender person to be allowed to sue under the ADA for gender dysphoria, according to her Philadelphia-based lawyer, Neelima Vanguri.
Blatt is suing her former employer, the retail chain Cabela's(CAB, -1.84%), for sex discrimination, saying she was fired after a pattern of harassment that included denying her use of the women's bathroom and temporarily forcing her to wear a name tag with her male name given at birth.
Blatt, 36, worked at the Cabela's store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, in 2006 and 2007. She was fired, she said, when Cabela's alleged she threatened a co-worker's child during an altercation at work, a claim Blatt denies.
Read more here.
Coming to a public library or school near you, Drag Queen Story Hour? Is this appropriate for little children?
- "Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?"
- "The hips on the drag queen go swish, swish, swish, swish swish swish, swish swish swish."
- "Do you get it? Everyone thinks that this girl is a boy because she's a little bit of a tomboy."
Congressman Mark Meadows is a hero to the pro-life community. He is making it clear that the Freedom Caucus (of which he is the chair) will not vote for a Senate healthcare reform bill that does not include de-funding Planned Parenthood. Proactive leadership for the pro-life movement is hard to find! Thank you Congressman Mark Meadows!
Fortunately for Americans, there are still some level-headed politicians in D.C. Given what has transpired this past week, it would seem that this is increasingly rare.
Mark Meadows is chair of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of representatives whose disgust with the initial version of the AHCA put them at odds with the president and other party members. Now Meadows insists that the Senate version of the health care bill contain one major line item.
Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows tells me that if the Senate doesn't defund Planned Parenthood in its health care bill, he won't support it
Rep Mark Meadows will be in Charlotte on May 25th to share more about his prolife work in Washington.
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) May 17, 2017
Read more here.
NC Values Coalition Statement on Gov Roy Cooper's Pledge for LGBT Special Treatment
for immediate release:
"At a conference funded by George Soros and dedicated to radical resistance and rebellion, Governor Roy Cooper today declared war on privacy protections for women and children in bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers. Cooper renewed his call for special treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals at the expense of families, who will lose their privacy, safety, and dignity.
Roy Cooper has also demonstrated that he is beholden to radicals like George Soros and out-of-state groups like the Human Rights Campaign to fund his campaign."
- Tami Fitzgerald, NC Values Coalition Executive Director
Medical associations and ethicists would like to prohibit conscience objections from medical professionals by requiring them to perform abortions. This is totalitarian!
From First Things:
Doctors in the United States cannot be forced to perform abortions or assist suicides. But that may soon change. Bioethicists and other medical elites have launched a frontal assault against doctors seeking to practice their professions under the values established by the Hippocratic Oath. The campaign’s goal? To force doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the health field who hold pro-life or orthodox religious views to choose between their careers and their convictions.
Ethics opinions, legislation, and court filings seeking to deny “medical conscience” have proliferated as journals, legislative bodies, and the courts have taken up the cause. In the last year, these efforts have moved from the relative hinterlands of professional discussions into the center of establishment medical discourse. Most recently, preeminent bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel—one of Obamacare’s principal architects—coauthored with Ronit Y. Stahl an attack on medical conscience in the New England Journal of Medicine, perhaps the world’s most prestigious medical journal. When advocacy of this kind is published by the NEJM, it is time to sound the air raid sirens.
Read more here.
Making jewelry out of unwanted embryos is the ultimate insult to human life. This is the problem created by IVF--what to do with excess of embryos created in the process. No civilized nation should allow creating "excess embryos".
From The Federalist:
“Couples are turning extra IVF embryos into jewellery.” The headline reads like a reporter’s line in a dystopian novel, but it’s not. It’s not from some gallows humor parody site either. It’s a real headline from an online parenting site. And the author isn’t warning us of the fast-approaching implosion of morality: not a whiff of the sinister can be detected anywhere in this post—not a line of cynicism, skepticism, or even concern.
“Now Ms Stafford has all of her babies with her every day—including seven embryos in her heart-shaped pendant worn close to her heart, always,” writes the author. She’s breathtakingly unaware of the grotesqueness of her story.
“Donation wasn’t an option, the annual storage fee was an added financial strain, and disposing of them unimaginable,” she writes. “So when the NSW couple heard about Baby Bee Hummingbirds, an Australian company turning embryos into keepsake jewelley [sic], they jumped at the chance.”
Read more here.
Great victory last week!
From the Alliance Defending Freedom:
"In many people’s minds, it would have been easy for Blaine Adamson to “just print the shirts” when he was contacted about making shirts promoting the Lexington Pride Festival. He could have saved himself the lengthy legal battle, the lost customers, and the derogatory messages and phone calls. But Blaine’s conscience would have suffered.
“I want God to find joy in what we do and how we work, how we treat our employees, and the messages we print,” says Blaine. “So if someone walks in and says, ‘Hey, I want you to help promote something,’ I can’t promote something that I know goes against what pleases Him.”
Thankfully, a Kentucky appellate court has recognized Blaine’s constitutional freedom not to print messages that he disagrees with. Today the court affirmed the Fayette Circuit Court’s ruling that Blaine, managing owner of Hands On Originals (HOO) in Lexington, Kentucky, is free to decide for himself the ideas and messages he wants to express.
The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization, which requested the shirts and filed the original complaint against Blaine with the Lexington-Fayette Urban Country Human Rights Commission, had tried to make this a case about discrimination. But the truth is that Blaine didn’t discriminate against anyone. And that’s exactly what the Kentucky Court of Appeals said in its ruling."
Read more here.
"The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would allow the University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for high school athletics, to disqualify student-athletes who are on steroids, including transgender boys taking hormones as part of their transition.
Under the UIL’s current policy, students are banned from using steroids. But there is a “safe harbor” provision that allows students to take hormones if they are “dispensed, prescribed, delivered and administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical purpose.”
If the bill passes, it would allow the UIL to disqualify an athlete on steroids if sporting officials believe “the safety of competing students or the fairness of a particular competition has been or will be substantially affected by the student’s steroid use.”"
Read more here.