THE DAILY WIRE: ORWELLIAN: Canadians Can Now Be Fined Or JAILED For Using Wrong Gender Pronouns

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and legislature have yet again bended their knee to the radical LGBT community's agenda to silence free speech. The bill, C-16, passed the Senate on Thursday, makes it illegal to use gender pronouns that do not match with the person's identity. In fact, Canadians may face fines and even jail time if they violate this law. 

The LGBT community's campaign for "equality" has become increasingly aggressive in nature and potentially threatens speech and religious liberties in the United States. 

From The Daily Wire:

Taking a page out of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Canada passed a new law that opens Canadians up to fines and even jail time if they use gender pronouns that do not correspond to a person's subjectively determined "gender identity."

As noted by The Daily Caller, Bill C-16, which was passed by Canada's Senate on Thursday, puts so-called "'gender identity' and 'gender expression' into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11." All the bill needs now is a stamp of approval from the governor general.

Critics of the legislation say the bill will target conservatives who cling to reality and science and refuse to adhere to progressives' gender theory, which is rooted in mere feelings, for potential hate crimes; potential consequences for refusing capitulation are monetary fines, "anti-bias training" and jail time. 

Read more here.

LIFE SITE: Harvard Legal Journal Just Shattered Arguments For Legal Abortion

"Unborn babies are constitutional persons,” says the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the nation’s “leading forum for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship,” according to its website. The article concluded that the Fourteenth Amendment does in fact protect unborn children.

Looking at the meaning of the word "person", anti-abortion laws, and the drafters' statements at the time the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted, the author found that the Amendment includes the unborn. Therefore, the Amendment guarantees that government cannot "deprive any person (including the unborn) of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" or equal protection of the laws.

This article challenges traditional thinking of both pro-abortion and pro-life sides of the debate by examining the historical context of the Fourteenth Amendment.

 

More from Life Site:

 “Unborn babies are constitutional persons,” the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy stated in a remarkable release last month.

The nation’s “leading forum for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship,” according to its website, said in its report that unborn children do in fact fall under the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections.

The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted in 1868, holds that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Read more here.


Pro-Life Efforts In Last Election Reaping Benefits

The pro-life movement, led by Susan B. Anthony List in Washington, DC, is achieving some of its pivotal long-term goals—making Hyde Amendment prohibition on taxpayer funded abortions permanent, appointing pro-life justices to the US Supreme Court, prohibiting late term abortions, and de-funding Planned Parenthood. Instead of locking itself out of Presidential circles of influence by shunning Donald Trump as a candidate for President, Marjorie Dannenfelser, the leader of SBA, joined arms with Donald Trump by getting his written promise to bring about these four major policy initiatives for the pro-life movement. Now, the movement is reaping the benefits of its support for Donald Trump after the Iowa caucuses. The NC Values Coalition partnered with SBA List in North Carolina, knocking on 390,000 doors of pro-life voters to urge them to vote in the general election for Donald Trump. The two organizations together, made a significant impact on the election of Trump to the Presidency.

Now, the pro-life movement is exerting its influence on the re-write of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to block taxpayer funding of abortions through the healthcare plan and to de-fund Planned Parenthood. As reported in The Hill, “SBA has a big interest in seeing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed, because it would fulfill two goals: banning people from using healthcare subsidies on insurance plans that provide abortions and defunding Planned Parenthood by blocking its facilities from receiving Medicaid reimbursements.

From The Hill:

After eight years of essentially being locked out of the White House, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, has high hopes for the Trump administration — and the 2018 midterms.

“Things have certainly started turning in our favor,” Dannenfelser told The Hill in an interview at the anti-abortion rights group’s downtown office last month. 

“Walking into the White House the night of the [Justice Neil] Gorsuch announcement was quite a feeling. It was as if the whole pro-life movement was walking in after having been barred for eight years, and now we’re coming back in after a lot of work to start making this a pro-life country again.”

Read more here.

 

 


THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate

LGBT activists across the country are attacking private Christian schools and attempting to use the strong arm of government to fundamentally change the nature of these schools and their core values. Lighthouse Christian School in Bloomington, Indiana is one such school. Economically disadvantaged students are allowed the opportunity to attend the school utilizing an Opportunity Scholarship provided to the student with tax dollars that would have been used for the student at a public school. This allows parents to choose the best school for their children without being disadvantaged by their income. LGBT activists want to force these Christian schools to violate the tenets of their faith about sexuality if they are going to admit students who receive Opportunity Scholarships.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already determined several decades ago that vouchers that are given to parents and students are constitutionally permissible, even if they follow the student to a private school that follows Christian teachings. LGBT activists are attempting to punish schools, students, and parents that adhere to Christian teachings about homosexuality and gender norms by taking away their Opportunity Scholarships which allow freedom of choice to parents and students or by forcing the schools to violate their religious beliefs just to keep the students who receive Opportunity Scholarships. The Supreme Court found that it was not an unconstitutional establishment of religion for taxpayer dollars to go to parents and students for education, even if those dollars were spent on a religious school adhering to religious teachings.

Several private Christian schools in North Carolina that have enrolled students receiving Opportunity Scholarships have been attacked by the mainstream media and LGBT groups for enforcing statements of faith that follow Biblical teaching on homosexuality and gender norms, just like Lighthouse Christian School. However, it is settled law that these schools can continue to follow their religious beliefs while they are accepting students who are enabled to pay the tuition by an Opportunity Scholarship. It is a matter of freedom of religion and freedom of association, recognized in the First Amendment.

"Parents are free to choose which school best comports with their religious convictions," Brian Bailey, an attorney who is serving as the school's spokesman, said in a statement. "For a real choice and thus real liberty to exist, the government may not impose its own orthodoxy and homogenize all schools to conform to politically correct attitudes and ideologies."

From The Charlotte Observer:

The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle is prohibited by the Bible.

As the Trump administration seeks to expand school choice nationwide, the academy was thrust into the national spotlight last month as part of a heated debate over whether schools that receive money from taxpayer-funded vouchers can discriminate against certain groups of students, such as LGBT children or students with disabilities.

Read more here.


NATIONAL REVIEW: Teen Contraception Programs Are Counterproductive

A new study from Great Britain shows that government cuts to sex education programs resulted in reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates by almost 40%. 

This is great news for pro-lifers who have argued that such programs only increase teen pregnancy and abortion rates. Why should North Carolina continue to fund teen pregnancy prevention programs when studies like this show they are ineffective or actually increase teen pregnancies?

From National Review:

The pro-life movement receives a significant amount of criticism from pundits and commentators for not being more supportive of contraception and sex-education programs. Most pro-lifers respond by saying that any gains in contraception use will likely be offset by increases in sexual activity. This will actually result in both more unintended pregnancies and more abortions. 

A strong body of empirical evidence bolsters these arguments. For instance, last week the Journal of Health Economics published a study by British academics David Paton and Liam Wright. It found that recent budget cuts in Great Britain’s sex-education program were correlated with statistically significant reductions in both the teen-pregnancy rate and the teen abortion rate. 

Read more here.


AMERICAN LENS: Hypocrites! Bank of America, Wells Fargo Fund Discrimination in Charlotte

Discrimination is an inconvenient label, when it comes to gay agenda groups that don't like President Trump. Organizers of the Charlotte gay pride parade this month have discriminated against Gays for Trump by denying its float entry. Bank of America and Wells Fargo, two of the main sponsors of the parade, were two of the biggest companies who signed a letter to elected officials calling for repeal of HB2 last year. Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank only care about "equality" when it comes to pushing the agenda if homosexual and transgender activists in it to punish or silence those who disagree. 

Read more here from the American Lens:

Todd Starnes opined in a recent column, “Those who preach tolerance and equality are normally the least tolerant and least equal of all.”

That certainly seems to be the case in this situation. However, it should also be noted Bank of America and Wells Fargo are two of the top corporate sponsors of Charlotte Pride.

According to the Charlotte Pride website, both companies have made substantial contributions, enough to earn prominent billing as “Presenting Sponsor” and publish statements of support.

Bank of America pronounced, “We stand proudly with Charlotte Pride and their efforts to champion equality and inclusiveness for everyone.

Wells Fargo added, “We can’t be one of the world’s great companies unless we become more diverse and inclusive.”

Keep in mind where Bank of America and Wells Fargo stood on HB2 and the Charlotte “bathroom bill” that instigated the controversy in North Carolina in the first place.

 


DAILY CALLER: The New Normal: The New Normal: Women At Planet Fitness Have To Accept Biological Men In Locker Rooms

Insanely, the MI Court of Appeals has ruled that a man identifying as a woman has every right to parade around naked in the locker rooms of Planet Fitness, a national gym franchise. A woman, whose privacy was invaded by the naked man, sued Planet Fitness for breach of contract, intentional infliction if emotional distress, sexual harassment, etc., but the appeals court refused to uphold the woman's right to privacy, finding that she had suffered no harm. It seems women are being ordered to "just get used to it," as the Charlotte Observer argued in an editorial last summer advancing the repeal of HB2. Political correctness is hurting the rights women should have to privacy in intimate settings like locker rooms. Planet Fitness has put the crazy demands of transgender advocates above the rights of women and of the majority of its customers. 

From the Daily Caller:

After nearly two years of litigation, a Michigan court ruled against plaintiff Yvette Cormier, who filed a complaint regarding a transgender woman — biological man — utilizing the women’s locker room at Planet Fitness, the Daily Wire reports.

Shorty after joining her local Planet Fitness in Midland, Michigan, Mrs. Cormier encountered a man in the women’s locker room. Feeling uncomfortable, she notified the front desk at Planet Fitness that a man was in the women’s locker room.

In the name of its “no judgment policy,” Cormier was told that whatever sex an individual self-identifies as allows that person to have full access to the corresponding facilities at Planet Fitness.

Read more here.


Friday Five: LGBT intolerance in Ontario, on Facebook, and more

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1. PHOTOS: Annual Day at the Capital

The Annual Day at the Capital has been a great success! Thank you all for your prayers and support! We partnered with Concerned Women of America to lobby for the passage of HB 910, SB 548, and HB 527. These bills funded efforts to help victims of human trafficking, educated students and law enforcement about human trafficking, and sought to restore and preserve free speech on college campuses. Here are some of the highlights from our work advocating for life, religious liberty, and the family to our representatives (click to view more):

 

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2. Ontario passes law allowing Gov't to seize children from parents who oppose gender transition.

The Province of Ontario just passed a law making it child abuse for a parent or caregiver not to affirm gender confusion in their children. The new law allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their children's chosen "sexual orientation" or "gender identity". The law applies to adoption agencies and parents who are seeking to adopt, and to foster parents. (Read more)

 

3. LGBT group targets Christian Mom's Facebook page.

"Elizabeth Johnston, also known as "The Activist Mommy" is no stranger to controversy.

The popular Christian vlogger often posts videos on social media about the increasing societal pressure to normalize homosexuality, gender dysphoria, and a host of other ills in America.

Now, gay activists are petitioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg to delete her account, which has nearly 140,000 followers." (Read more)

  

4. Baptist Prof to LGBT Group: Our Kids Are Not your Kids

"As an ex-gay Southern Baptist professor, son of a lesbian mother, leader of Mass Resistance Texas and Urban Game Changers Texas, and advocate for healthy Christian sexuality, I provide the following response." (Read more)


5. EVENT: Only a couple more FREE tickets to the sneak-peek screening of the pro-life Gosnell film, hosted by the Civitas Institute at this year's Conservative Leadership Conference.

CLC is offering pro-lifers a FREE pre-screening of Ann McElhinney's newest film, Gosnell: America's Biggest Serial Killer. However tickets are limited and running out. Click here to get your FREE screening ticket today.

Congrats to CHARLES from Morehead City on winning our first CLC ticket giveaway!

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CHRISTIAN POST: Ontario Passes Law Allowing Gov't to Seize Children From Parents Who Oppose Gender Transition

The Province of Ontario just passed a law making it child abuse for a parent or caregiver not to affirm gender confusion in their children. The new law allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their children's chosen "sexual orientation" or "gender identity". The law applies to adoption agencies and parents who are seeking to adopt, and to foster parents. This is totalitarianism at its peak.

From the Christian Post:

Canada's Ontario province has passed legislation that allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their child's chosen "gender identity" or "gender expression."

The so-called Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017, or Bill 89, was approved by a vote of 63 to 23, according to The Christian Times.

It requires child protection, foster, adoption service providers, and judges to take into account and respect a child's "race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."

"I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently," Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau, who introduced the bill, was quoted as saying. "If it's abuse, and if it's within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops."

Read more here.


THE BLAZE: Drag queen’s sexually charged act for public school talent show done in front of kids as young as 5

First drag queen story hour at a Brooklyn public library. Now this.

From The Blaze:

Parents are livid after a grown man dressed in drag took the stage at a New York City public school’s talent show last week and gave a sexually driven lip-sync performance — including pelvic gyrations and G-string flashes — in front of kids as young as 5 years old, the New York Daily News reported.

Even though the May 25 event featured students from Manhattan’s District 4, the raunchy performer was identified as a parent association president, the paper said.

Parents told the Daily News that his was the evening’s last act — and billed on the event flyer as a “Special Surprise Performance!”

The drag queen — who performs in drag clubs around the city, parents told the Daily News — greeted the crowd dressed in a bright red wig, pumps and an outfit that left little to the imagination.

Apart from shaking his rear end and ample, er, chest, the paper said he used his tongue in a suggestive manner during the lip-sync.

Video of the shocking routine showed him getting down on his side, lifting his leg in an erotic pose and then exposing his underwear-clad crotch.

By this point the crowd was shrieking.

Read more here.