Parents, Catholics and Muslims join together to denounce ‘gender ideology’ as ‘anti-science and anti-reason’

In a June 10, 2019 document entitled “Male and Female He Created Them” the Congregation for Catholic Education (CCE)wrote:

The Christian vision of anthropology sees sexuality as a fundamental component of one’s personhood. It is one of its mode of being, of manifesting itself, communicating with others, and of feeling, expressing and living human love. Therefore, our sexuality plays an integral part in the development of our personality and in the process of its education: “In fact, it is from [their] sex that the human person receives the characteristics which, on the biological, psychological and spiritual levels, make that person a man or a woman, and thereby largely condition his or her progress towards maturity and insertion into society”. As each person grows, “such diversity, linked to the complementarity of the two sexes, allows a thorough response to the design of God according to the vocation to which each one is called”. In the light of this, “affective-sex education must consider the totality of the person and insist therefore on the integration of the biological, psycho-affective, social and spiritual elements.” [Emphasis added]

This document comes as parents are increasingly objecting to new sex education courses in public schools that promote homosexuality.

In the United Kingdom this has lead to a growing national movement involving parents, Muslims and Christians, who are speaking out against “gender ideology” classes that “indoctrinate” their children. Watch this BBC video:

The CCE notes:

6. If we wish to take an approach to the question of gender theory that is based on the path of dialogue, it is vital to bear in mind the distinction between the ideology of gender on the one hand, and the whole feld [sic] of research on gender that the human sciences have undertaken, on the other. While the ideologies of gender claim to respond, as Pope Francis has indicated, “to what are at times understandable aspirations”, they also seek “to assert themselves as absolute and unquestionable, even dictating how children should be raised”, and thus preclude dialogue. [Emphasis added]

There is a growing push back against “gender ideology” as currently presented to children.

MassResistance in an August 24, 2014 column entitled “Introducing kids to adult/youth “gay clubs” in communities, outside of schools. A dangerous intro to “gay sex.” warned:

Probably the fastest and most dangerous way that schoolchildren are introduced to homosexual behavior is through adult-youth “community” gay clubs, which are run by homosexual (and transgender) activist adults and seek to attract local high school and middle school children.

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How dangerous can these clubs get?  Most parents and public officials don’t have a clue.  Back in 2007 MassResistance posted a shocking public letter written by a 20-year-old homosexual activist in Maine describing the abuses going on by adults to kids in the local “gay youth” club. It included his own admission of sexual relations with two younger boys.

We have been writing about the introduction of the absurdity that one can “choose” their gender. Gender is determined at birth. Biology and science tell us so. To teach otherwise goes against science and culture. Parents are getting the word led by Catholics and Muslims alike.

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For years, those who spoke of this issue were demonized as the ones who had the problem. Now that this issue is here, what solution do the progressives have? BBC on the clash between fundamentalist Muslims (who have immense reach & power) & LGBT community:

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100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

This is my 100th article at FEE.org, so here are 100 reasons to homeschool your kids!

  1. Homeschoolers perform well academically.
  2. Your kids may be happier.
  3. Issues like ADHD might disappear or become less problematic.
  4. It doesn’t matter if they fidget.
  5. YOU may be happier! All that time spent on your kids’ homework can now be used more productively for family learning and living.
  6. You can still work and homeschool.
  7. And even grow a successful business while homeschooling your kids.
  8. Your kids can also build successful businesses, as many grown unschoolers become entrepreneurs.
  9. You can be a single parent and homeschool your kids.
  10. Your kids can be little for longer. Early school enrollment has been linked by Harvard researchers with troubling rates of ADHD diagnosis. A year can make a big difference in early childhood development.
  11. Some of us are just late bloomers. We don’t all need to be on “America’s early-blooming conveyor belt.”
  12. Then again, homeschooling can help those kids who might be early bloomers and graduate from college at 16.
  13. Whether early, late, or somewhere in the middle, homeschooling allows all children to move at their own pace.
  14. You can choose from a panoply of curriculum options based on your children’s needs and your family’s educational philosophy.
  15. Or you can focus on unschooling, a self-directed education approach tied to a child’s interests.
  16. Homeschooling gives your kids plenty of time to play! In a culture where childhood free play is disappearing, preserving play is crucial to a child’s health and well-being.
  17. They can have more recess and less homework.
  18. You can take advantage of weekly homeschool park days, field trips, classes, and other gatherings offered through a homeschooling group near you.
  19. Homeschooling co-ops are growing, so you can find support and resources.
  20. Homeschooling learning centers are sprouting worldwide, prioritizing self-directed education and allowing more flexibility to more families who want to homeschool.
  21. Parks, beaches, libraries, and museums are often less crowded during school hours, and many offer programming specifically for homeschoolers.
  22. You’re not alone. Nearly two million US children are homeschooled, and the homeschooling population is increasingly reflective of America’s diversity. In fact, the number of black homeschoolers doubled between 2007 and 2011.
  23. One-quarter of today’s homeschoolers are Hispanic-Americans who want to preserve bilingualism and family culture.
  24. Some families of color are choosing homeschooling to escape what they see as poor academic outcomes in schools, a curriculum that ignores their cultural heritage, institutional racism, and disciplinary approaches that disproportionately target children of color.
  25. More military families are choosing homeschooling to provide stability and consistency through frequent relocations and deployments.
  26. While the majority of homeschoolers are Christians, many Muslim families are choosing to homeschool, as are atheists.
  27. Homeschooling has wide bipartisan appeal.
  28. More urban parents are choosing to homeschool, prioritizing family and individualized learning.
  29. Religious freedom may be important to many homeschooling families, but it is not the primary reason they choose to homeschool. “Concern about the school environment, such as safety, drugs, or negative peer pressure” is the top motivator according to federal data.
  30. Fear of school shootings and widespread bullying are other concerns that are prompting more families to consider the homeschooling option.
  31. Some parents choose homeschooling because they are frustrated by Common Core curriculum frameworks and frequent testing in public schools.
  32. Adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide decline during the summer, but Vanderbilt University researchers found that suicidal tendencies spike at back-to-school time. (This is a pattern opposite to that of adults, who experience more suicidal thoughts and acts in the summertime.) Homeschooling your kids may reduce these school-induced mental health issues.
  33. It will also prevent schools from surreptitiously collecting and tracking data on your child’s mental health.
  34. Your kids’ summertime can be fully self-directed, as can the rest of their year.
  35. That’s because kids thrive under self-directed education.
  36. Some kids are asking to be homeschooled.
  37. And they may even thank you for it.
  38. Today’s teens aren’t working in part-time or summer jobs like they used to. Homeschooling can offer time for valuable teen work experience.
  39. It can also provide the opportunity to cultivate teen entrepreneurial skills.
  40. Your kids don’t have to wait for adulthood to pursue their passions.
  41. By forming authentic connections with community members, homeschoolers can take advantage of teen apprenticeship programs.
  42. Some apprenticeship programs have a great track record on helping homeschoolers build important career skills and get great jobs.
  43. Self-directed learning centers for teen homeschoolers can provide a launchpad for community college classes and jobs while offering peer connection and adult mentoring.
  44. With homeschooling, you can inspire your kids to love reading.
  45. Maybe that’s because they will actually read books, something one-quarter of Americans reported not doing in 2014.
  46. Your kids might even choose to voluntarily read financial statements or do worksheets.
  47. You can preserve their natural childhood creativity.
  48. Schools kill creativity, as Sir Ken Robinson proclaims in his TED Talk, the most-watched one ever.
  49. Homeschooling might even help your kids use their creativity in remarkable ways, as other well-known homeschoolers have done.
  50. With homeschooling, learning happens all the time, all year round. There are no arbitrary starts and stops.
  51. You can take vacations at any time of the year without needing permission from the principal.
  52. Or you can go world-schooling, spending extended periods of time traveling the world together as a family or letting your teens travel the world without you.
  53. Your kids can have healthier lunches than they would at school.
  54. And you can actually enjoy lunch with them rather than being banned from the school cafeteria.
  55. Your kids don’t have to walk through metal detectors, past armed police officers, and into locked classrooms in order to learn.
  56. You can avoid bathroom wars and let your kids go to the bathroom wherever and whenever they want—without raising their hand to ask for permission.
  57. Research shows that teen homeschoolers get more sleep than their schooled peers.
  58. Technological innovations make self-education through homeschooling not only possible but also preferable.
  59. Free, online learning programs like Khan AcademyDuolingoScratchProdigy Math, and MIT OpenCourseWare complement learning in an array of topics, while others, like Lynda.com and Mango, may be available for free through your local public library.
  60. Schooling was for the Industrial Age, but unschooling is for the future.
  61. With robots doing more of our work, we need to rely more on our distinctly human qualities, like curiosity and ingenuity, to thrive in the Innovation Era.
  62. Homeschooling could be the “smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century,” according to Business Insider.
  63. Teen homeschoolers can enroll in an online high school program to earn a high school diploma if they choose.
  64. But young people don’t need a high school diploma in order to go to college.
  65. Many teen homeschoolers take community college classes and transfer into four-year universities with significant credits and cost-savings. Research suggests that community college transfers also do better than their non-transfer peers.
  66. Homeschooling may be the new path to Harvard.
  67. Many colleges openly recruit and welcome homeschoolers because they tend to be “innovative thinkers.”
  68. But college doesn’t need to be the only pathway to a meaningful adult life and livelihood. Many lucrative jobs don’t require a college degree, and companies like Google and Apple have dropped their degree requirements.
  69. In fact, more homeschooling families from the tech community in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are choosing to homeschool their kids.
  70. Hybrid homeschooling models are popping up everywhere, allowing more families access to this educational option.
  71. Some of these hybrid homeschool programs are public charter schools that are free to attend and actually give families access to funds for homeschooling.
  72. Other education choice mechanisms, like Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and tax-credit scholarship programs, are expanding to include homeschoolers, offering financial assistance to those families who need and want it.
  73. Some states allow homeschoolers to fully participate in their local school sports teams and extracurricular activities.
  74. Homeschooling may be particularly helpful for children with disabilities,like dyslexia, as the personalized learning model allows for more flexibility and customization.
  75. Homeschooling is growing in popularity worldwide, especially in IndiaAustralia, the United KingdomIsrael, and even in China, where it’s illegal.
  76. Homeschooling grants children remarkable freedom and autonomy, particularly self-directed approaches like unschooling, but it’s definitely not the Lord of the Flies.
  77. Homeschooling allows for much more authentic, purposeful learning tied to interests and everyday interactions in the community rather than contrived assignments at school.
  78. Throughout the American colonial and revolutionary eras, homeschooling was the norm, educating leaders like George Washington and Abigail Adams.
  79. In fact, many famous people were homeschooled.
  80. And many famous people homeschool their own kids.
  81. Your homeschooled kids will probably be able to name at least one right protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, something 37 percent of adults who participated in a recent University of Pennsylvania survey couldn’t do.
  82. Homeschooling can be preferable to school because it’s a totally different learning environment. As homeschooling pioneer John Holt wrote in Teach Your Own: “What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth in the world is not that it is a better school than the schools but that it isn’t a school at all.”
  83. Immersed in their larger community and engaged in genuine, multi-generational activities, homeschoolers tend to be better socialized than their schooled peers. Newer studies suggest the same.
  84. Homeschoolers interact daily with an assortment of people in their community in pursuit of common interests, not in an age-segregated classroom with a handful of teachers.
  85. Research suggests that homeschoolers are more politically tolerant than others.
  86. They can dig deeper into emerging passions, becoming highly proficient.
  87. They also have the freedom to quit.
  88. They can spend abundant time outside and in nature.
  89. Homeschooling can create strong sibling relationships and tight family bonds.
  90. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 US states and has been since 1993, but regulations vary widely by state.
  91. In spite of ongoing efforts to regulate homeschoolers, US homeschooling is becoming less regulated.
  92. That’s because homeschooling parents are powerful defenders of education freedom.
  93. Parents can focus family learning around their own values, not someone else’s.
  94. Homeschooling is one way to get around regressive compulsory schooling laws and put parents back in charge of their child’s education.
  95. It can free children from coercive, test-driven schooling.
  96. It is one education option among many to consider as more parents opt-out of mass schooling.
  97. Homeschooling is the ultimate school choice.
  98. It is inspiring education entrepreneurship to disrupt the schooling status quo.
  99. And it’s encouraging frustrated educators to leave the classroom and launch their own alternatives to school.
  100. Homeschooling is all about having the liberty to learn.

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New Rules to Help Stop Fraud in Diversity Visa Program

Did you know that when over a million people a year apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery in hopes of getting one of 50,000 tickets to your American town, that, in the past, applicants were not even required to show proof (a passport) that they live in the country from which they are applying.

That matters especially because some countries are barred from participation due to the large number of successful migrants to America in the previous five years.***

Readers! Our whole immigration system is one big fraud opportunity. 

For over 10 years I followed the US Refugee Admissions Program and saw the fraud on our country in that legal program and everywhere you turn it seems that someone is scheming, finding some way, to milk our system and it’s not just happening at the southern border.

This story about new requirements in the diversity lottery (we don’t have enough diversity!) is being reported in the Kenyan press!

From Mwakilishi.com,

US State Department to Require Passports to Enter the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program)

The US Department of State will now require foreign nationals who enter the Diversity Visa program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, to have valid unexpired passports.

In a document published on the Federal Register on Wednesday June 5th, the State Department says the principal petitioner will need to provide his/her passport information of the country he/she is a citizen of. Such information will include the passport number, issuing country, and passport expiration date. Derivatives listed on the entry form will not need to have passport at the time of the entry submission [but like before, will need passports at the time of the interview].

The State Department says the new requirement was necessitated by the significant number of fraudulent entries for the Diversity Visa program each year, noting that sometimes criminal enterprises submit entries for individuals without their knowledge. “Individuals or entities that submit unauthorized entries will often contact unwitting individuals whose identities were used on selected DV Program entries, inform them of the opportunity to apply for a diversity visa, and hold the entry information from the named petitioner in exchange for payment,” says the State Department.

The Department says requiring passport information will lead to less fraudulent entries submitted by third parties.

More here. 

Astounding that this was not a requirement all along as the program is approaching its 20th anniversary!

Learn more about this insane LEGAL method of entry to the US.

***The 2020 “winners” have been selectedNote Bangladesh is one of them. (See my post about Bangladeshis breaking into America by crossing the US Mexican border).

For DV-2020, nationals of the following countries were ineligible to participate in the program because they have had more than 50,000 natives immigrate to the United States over the last five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

By the way, I think the DR Congo should be excluded next time because we have brought 50,000 to the US in the last five years as ‘refugees.’

Go here to see the shocking list of countries whose nationals did “win” the recent lottery.

See my post last month about the lottery, here.

VIDEO: Ohio ‘DRAG 101’ Class for Teens Canceled after Backlash

DELAWARE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) – A class to teach teens how to do drag is being canceled after an Ohio library was flooded with complaints.

The Delaware County District library had planned to offer a “Drag 101” class to “demonstrate the art of creating a character, costuming, and applying makeup” to children aged 12–17. After being inundated with complaints from upset parents, the library reluctantly called off the event, which was going to be funded with taxpayer money.

At a press conference Wednesday, the library explained the cancellation was owing to “safety concerns.”

“Let me be clear that this is in no way a victory for anyone,” the statement read. “Please continue using the library to engage your curiosity, expand your opportunities, and improve your quality of life.”

The library claimed the “safety concerns” were from the “hostile and angry messages,” noting, “A small number of those messages appeared to threaten the safety of our staff, our patrons, Selena and the teens and caregivers for who (sic) we strive to provide a safe space.”

The statement added that these concerns were shared by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. But when local media contacted Delaware City Police, they made clear no police reports have been filed, saying they had “no understanding of any threats.”

The class was to be taught by Kyle Gayle, a 29-year-old female impersonator who was crowned Miss Gay Heart of America in 2018. In a report on the event last week, West claimed the event was about “the building blocks of how to do drag.”

“It’s nothing to do with sex or gender identity at all,” West said.

The library’s statement also noted changes to such events after locals expressed concerns.

One of those, raised by Melisa Ackison, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was whether or not the instructors were properly vetted. “My first concern was, ‘Are there background checks for this program and how are they vetting candidates who come in for something like this?'” she asked.

Ackison is an outspoken advocate against the exploitation of children and helped raise opposition to the event.

“The idea that the general public is going to stand down and simply allow our children to be part of a leftist social engineering project is the furthest from the truth,” Ackison said. “I have exhausted myself and my resources in the media to share truths about what’s happening and I’ll do it again to shut this down and send a strong message that we will not back down.”

Ackison also recorded the Delaware Library director, George Needham, admitting the class was not about art and theater, but “about sexual questioning.”

“Why would we be utilizing drag queens to answer and explore sexual questions from kids aged 12 to 17?” Ackison asked. “Are we going to just allow tax dollars, resources, public places to fund whatever political ideology that’s going to come from those who are in charge of scheduling events?”

She added that just as it wouldn’t be acceptable for female exotic dancers to educate and perform for children, male drag queens shouldn’t be allowed to, either.

Ackison is not alone in her fight to stop the normalization of deviant behavior. In March, the pro-family advocacy group, MassResistance, found out that the Houston Public Library had allowed a convicted child sex offender to read to children at a Drag Queen Storytime event.

MassResistance’s investigation resulted in a 163-page report that showcased corruption and unethical conduct with event organizers.

Albert Alfonso Garza, who performs as Tatiana Mala Nina, was convicted in 2008 for assaulting an 8-year-old boy. The Houston Public Library allowed him to read to children as young as two.

Drag queens were photographed with a rubber chicken, gay slang for a sexual preference for young boys.Tweet

“Pornographic material and general depraved sexual activity” by the Drag Queen participants was also uncovered by MassResistance, directly contradicting Selena T. West’s claim that “[d]rag is not scary; drag is not sexual.”

West’s Instagram page also contradicts his claim, displaying multiple photos featuring immodest dress and sexually provocative poses.

In April, MassResistance found a second convicted sex offender who participated in a Drag Queen Story hour for children. William Travis Dees, who acted as a greeter at the Houston Library events, was convicted in 2004 at the age of 16 for indecency and sexual contact with four children aged four, five, six and eight.

Dees and other drag queens at the Houston event were photographed with a rubber chicken — gay symbolism for a sexual preference for young males, or pederasty.

Dees is also part of a group called the Space City Sisters, a “mission house ” of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of men who cross-dress as nuns to “minister, educate and entertain.”

These men dress in over-the-top nun’s habits and blasphemous outfits to push the LGBT agenda, saying, “Ours is a ‘ministry of presence.'”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence website notes, “The Sisters frequently act as educators, lecturing to classrooms of students and informing the cute boy at the bar about the risks of unsafe sex.”

Needham admitted to Ackison that there were no procedures in place at the Delaware library to check the backgrounds of drag queen performers.

The “Drag 101” event has been moved to a local comic book store.

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ANITA CAREY

Anita Carey is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

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New Jersey: Public Schools Promoting Islam During Ramadan

A public interest law firm is challenging a New Jersey school district for promoting Islam during the current Islamic month of Ramadan.

Memorial High School, located in West New York, New Jersey, is displaying Ramadan posters sponsored by the school district wishing students to “Have a blessed Ramadan.” The poster then offers the following blessing: “May Allah Continue to shower you love and wisdom.”

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) – which offers pro bono law services regarding freedom of conscience issues — subsequently sent a “cease and desist” letter to the school district.

Teachers, concerned about the school district’s promoting Islam as a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, contacted the law firm.

The Establishment Clause prevents endorsing one religion over another or even the endorsement of religion over non-religion.

In addition to the posters, “The teachers are also frustrated that school administrators are allowing a group of Muslim students to go from classroom to classroom during school hours and interrupt teachers during the middle of lessons to indoctrinate students about Ramadan and Islamic beliefs,” stated the law firm, adding:

“The First Amendment prohibits public school districts from endorsing a particular religion. These Ramadan posters and Islamic student presentations are sending a clear message to non-Muslim students that they are outsiders in the school community while sending a message to Muslims that they are insiders, the exalted student group. West New York School District is blatantly violating the Constitution …

“A public school district would never hang posters praying for Jesus Christ to shower students with love and wisdom.”

The law firm was recently successful in forcing two school districts in Washington state to stop Ramadan activities recommended by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) The activities promoting Islam included creating special Islamic safe spaces, revising lesson plans and having teachers bless Muslim students in Arabic.

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The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Wealth, Health, and Happiness

The question is, are you a parent who has the guts to instill the quality of self-control in the next generation?


If you were presented with the opportunity to instill one, and only one, quality in your children, what would it be?

Perhaps, like Solomon of old, you would be tempted to choose something like a long life, or great wealth, or even freedom from harm for your offspring. After all, what parents don’t desire happiness and success for their children?

But while parents have a deep desire to see their children achieve these things, realistic parents understand the difficulty of such a task, and may even be tempted to shrug their shoulders and only hope for the best.

However, according to famed family physician and author Dr. Leonard Sax, parents don’t have to resign themselves or their children to such a fate. His research shows that there is one thing parents can instill in their children to ensure a successful future. That thing is self-control:

What characteristic, measured in childhood, best predicts health, wealth, and happiness in that individual 20 years down the road, when the child is an adult? Is it intelligence? Grades in school? Ability to make friends? No. It is none of these things. Longitudinal cohort studies consistently find that self-control in childhood best predicts health, wealth, and happiness in adulthood, far better than IQ scores, grades in school, friendliness or popularity.

Unfortunately, self-control is something that many adults don’t even have. How, then, can they instill self-control in their children? Dr. Sax suggests two ways this can be done.

The first is to “educate desire.” Dr. Sax describes this as “instill[ing] a longing for something better, more lasting, than video games or Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner on Instagram.” In other words, children who have a steady diet of fun, entertainment, and superficial niceties will turn out to be as fluff-filled as those items.

Children raised to value a standard of excellence in the books they read, the (minimal) entertainment they watch, and the activities they participate in, however, will add a far greater depth to their lives. In all likelihood, they will also gain familiarity with other tools to help them accumulate more self-control in their lives.

The second way to instill self-control in children is to establish boundaries. This means being the tough, unpopular parent who expects the chores to be done and the healthy food to be eaten. “Adolescents need structure and guidance,” Dr Sax explains. “When parents become more permissive, rates of anxiety, depression and disengagement among teens are likely to rise, as they have done.”

Dr. Sax goes on to say:

Do your job. Turn off the screen. Take your kid for a hike outdoors, or go sailing, or visit a museum. Don’t worry about your kid’s popularity with other kids: being popular, for young teens, is now a major risk factor for bad outcomes. …

If you don’t, who will?

Indeed. The question is, are you a parent who has the guts to instill the quality of self-control in the next generation?

This post was originally published on Intellectual Takeout.

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Annie Holmquist

Annie is a research associate with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she writes for the blog, conducts a variety of research for the organization’s websites and social media pages, and assists with development projects. She particularly loves digging into the historical aspects of America’s educational structure.

EDITORS NOTE: This FEE column is republished with permission.

A School Shooting & Story About Interfaith Friendship

The May 2019 issue of Texas Monthly featured a touching interfaith story surrounding the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting.

The Santa Fe High School shooting was carried about by a 17-year-old student at the school. Thirteen people were wounded in the attack, ten were killed. Among the fatalities was Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student from Pakistan.

Sabika arrived in Texas as part of the YES exchange program through the U.S. State Department. The program provides scholarships for students from countries with a significant Muslim population to spend one academic year in the U.S.

The news of Sabika’s death was devastating for the Pakistani community. The Pakistani community has always valued an American education, and the chance to send a young daughter abroad is a dream come true. But it also takes an incredible act of faith to let a child into the world to explore it.

Sabika was killed three weeks before she was set to fly back home to celebrate the holidays with her family. Her death, like all other deaths from senseless acts of violence, is heartbreaking.

What happened to Sabika inbetween the time she arrived in America and before the school shooting is a story that was not well known. That piece of the story which is a celebration of her life, her education and the opportunity she had to make new friends and discover a new culture is the missing piece filled in by Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth.

Beyond the bleakness of a school shooting, Hollandsworth tells the story of an interfaith friendship between Sabika, a Muslim foreign exchange student, and an evangelical Christian girl.

Jaelyn Cogburn was then a 15-year-old freshman, Sabika’s junior by two years. Like Sabika, Jaelyn was new to the school. Typically homeschooled with a Bible-based curriculum, Hollandsworth relays how, that year, Jaelyn felt like God put it in her heart to go to Santa Fe High.

Three months into their remarkable friendship, Sabika requested her scholarship program allow her to shift from living with a Muslim-American host family to a non-Muslim host family so she could fully experience life in America. On December 21, 2018, Sabika spent her first night with her new host family: the Cogburns.

Hollandsworth exquisitely narrates the story of a fast and most unlikely friendship between the two girls from opposite corners of the earth. He paints a portrait of Sabika that gives her life beyond the headlines, diving deep into the world she came from and sharing the journey of her unfolding life in Texas. He shows us what is possible when we approach people with openness and respect, as Jaelyn and her family did for Sabika.

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The Humanitarian Hoax of Pearson Education: Killing America With Kindness

The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Pearson, PLC, a public limited corporation, is a British multinational multi-billion dollar publishing powerhouse and the largest education company in the world. Pearson Publishing’s reported 2017 share in global revenues was $8.2 billion with a staggering 60% control of U.S. textbooks sales. It listed the Libyan Investment Authority as its largest financial contributor. Pearson is an anti-American, pro-globalism, antisemitic, pro-Muslim globalized education provider that is indoctrinating our American children.

Pearson is the premier global educational humanitarian huckster hawking its anti-American message of globalism to K-12 students and teachers in America. Its globalized curriculum comports to Obama’s pet Common Core Initiative Standards (CCIS). Globally, Common Core originated from the One World Education concept, a global goal orchestrated by the Connect All Schools program. Its origin is funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and supported by the United Nations Agenda 2030. This is how it works.

Obama appointed Vartan Gregorian, board member of the Qatari Foundation International (QFI), to the prestigious and influential President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The Qatar Foundation International partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in 2011 to integrate classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through a program called Connect All Schools.

Obama’s dream of a globalized, internationalized pro-Muslim education was facilitated courtesy of the Qatari government, Qatar Foundation International, and the Libyan Investment Authority’s major Islam-promoting donors:

  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Muslim Brotherhood
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The stated goal of humanitarian huckster-in-chief Barack Obama’s Connect All Schools initiative was to “connect every school in the U.S. with the world by 2016.” Sounds great, just like “hope and change” sounded great until it was exposed as a sinister humanitarian hoax designed to shatter the Judeo-Christian norms and sovereignty of the United States. Let’s review.

Our American children are being indoctrinated to be self-loathing Americans by pro-Muslim, anti-American Muslim Brotherhood propaganda courtesy of Barack Obama’s “Connect All Schools” initiative. The transnational Muslim Brotherhood has the singular goal of spreading Islam worldwide and is “educating” our children with its propaganda. The Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum makes it crystal clear that indoctrination of American students through textbooks is a primary tactic to settle the United States of America and make it Muslim.

Obama’s deceitful Race To the Top program bribed school districts to accept destructive Common Core standards in exchange for federal grants that also affected teacher certification. New York State no longer evaluates its teachers. Pearson Education does. Pearson Education took over teacher certification for New York State in 2014 with its Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) and is the sole administrator and evaluator of the assessment.

A 2012 article written by New York Hofstra University educator Alan Singer asks the question, “Pearson ‘Education’ – Who Are These People?” It is a pivotal question.

Alan Singer writes, “The question that must be addressed is whether the British publishing giant Pearson and its Pearson Education subsidy should determine who is qualified to teach and what should be taught in New York State and the United States? I don’t think so! Not only did no one elect them, but when people learn who they are, they might not want them anywhere near a school — or a government official.”

In a particularly egregious example of Pearson’s ideological bias many advanced placement students used a 2018 textbook published by Pearson titled, By the People: A History of the United States. The final section titled The Angry Election of 2016 depicts President Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racists. A Pearson spokesperson defended the textbook insisting it had undergone “rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” This is the predictable outcome of globalist ideology and globalist revisionism disguised as scholarship.

Pearson is unapologetically committed to globalism and is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In Pearson’s own words:

“The good news is that the world has agreed on a plan to put us on a more sustainable path and ensure that no one is left behind. UN Member States have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to play our part in delivering these landmark agreements. By supporting the SDGs, we will help create a better world in which our business can grow and we can more effectively achieve our mission to help people improve their lives through learning.”

In February of 2019 Pearson sold its U.S. K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management LP for $250 million in its planned shift from textbooks to digital content. Pearson claims the sale is part of its ongoing work to become a simpler more efficient company. That is company-speak for their move toward higher education and digital delivery of their globalist educational curriculum. Pearson is going to college! In their own words:

“The broader US K-12 market remains an important area of focus for Pearson and we are continuing to invest in faster growing digital services such as virtual schools and building on our strong position in US student assessment. We will continue to provide Higher Education courseware for Advanced Placement programmes in K12 schools.”

The odd terms of the deal only give Pearson $25 million cash upfront but after the balance is paid Pearson retains 20% of the future cashflow from the business and is entitled to 20% of the sale price if Nexus sells. So who is Nexus Capital? What did they buy? Why the odd deal?

Nexus is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm and member of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). EMPEA is a consortium of globalist companies that share information in their singular objective of creating unfettered world markets for their goods and services. Sustainable is the watchword. Sustainable is the abracadabra Open Sesame key that begins with private equity firms in emerging markets and ends in one world government.

Tariq Ramadan, director of Qatari Foundation Institute’s Research center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. At a 2011 fund raiser in Dallas for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) he openly called for young Muslims to colonize America. Pearson/Nexus is the medium and Muslim supremacy is the message.

The Explanatory Memorandum should be required reading for every American parent and every American educator to fully understand the depth, breadth, and commitment of the movement to colonize America and make it Muslim. Most Americans scoff at the idea of such a seemingly outlandish objective. They have not read the Explanatory memorandum. What many Americans fail to remember is that aspirational world domination is not new or unfamiliar in contemporary life – it has just appeared in a different form.

Globalism is the modern-day ambition for world domination. It is deceitfully marketed as progress – the New World Order of global citizenship ruled by the globalist elite under the auspices of the United Nations – to help us improve our lives of course.

Americans have been lulled to sleep by the security of their unparalleled freedoms, the vastness of their country and the oceans that surround it. The Islamic menace will not conquer America by land or sea and neither will the leftist menace. The globalists will eventually conquer America through Obama’s sinister textbook initiative that indoctrinates American children and produces the self-loathing voters who will willingly choose one world government over sovereignty – no bullets required. We must wake up to stop them.

A 2015 EdTech article exposes the overarching threat that the sinister humanitarian hoax of Pearson Education poses. The article titled, “Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?” explains how school districts are moving their entire educational databases online to Google Apps and Chromebook, and moving all files to Google Drive for cloud storage. They will have Pearson host PowerSchool instead of the school district hosting themselves. This means Pearson and Google will have absolute control over educational content.

In January, 2019 Pearson announced that Pearson Realize, its single digital platform, is now a Google for Education Premier Partner. This means that Pearson’s globalist propaganda package is what American children will be indoctrinated with. Political correctness, historical revisionism, moral relativity are now mainstream digital learning tools for social engineering that prepare American children for global citizenship and one world government.

The Pearson/Nexus globalist indoctrination toward one world government is either not known and recognized as an existential threat, or it is known and embraced by ideologues who support its objective. In either case it is up to the parents to decide how their children will be educated – not up to a foreign company with an anti-American globalist agenda.

The humanitarian hoax of Pearson Education must be exposed and eliminated. American textbooks and digital content must be provided by American patriots who are committed to our glorious Constitution and the extraordinary freedoms it provides. Freedom is never free. We must wake ourselves to the clear and present danger of the triple menace of the Islamist/leftist/globalist axis and their apologists who seek to destroy America from within. If we want to remain free we must be willing to oppose globalism and stand up for our national sovereignty.

Islamist leaders strive for a worldwide religious Islamic caliphate that rules an infantilized population without free will. Leftists strive for a secular world of international socialism that provides an infantilized population with cradle-to-grave care. The globalists who own, operate, and continue to expand their global control of the private sector and the Internet use the Islamists and leftists as useful idiots to create the chaos required for total globalist domination and one world government.

President Donald J. Trump is the existential enemy of the entire Islamist/leftist/globalist axis that has conspired and colluded in common cause to overthrow his patriotic America-first government. Unlike his adversaries, President Trump’s policies and objectives require adult awareness of the humanitarian hoaxes that threaten our freedom and sovereignty.

Islamism, socialism, and globalism all provide an infantilized dependent escape from freedom whether secular or religious. Freedom requires adulthood. If we choose freedom we cannot allow the humanitarian hoax of Pearson Education to kill America with kindness in the disingenuous names of progress and multiculturalism.

We are the land of the free and home of the brave. We must free ourselves from Pearson/Nexus, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the globalists who control their propaganda in our schools if we are to remain free, sovereign, and independent.

EDITORS NOTE: This Goudsmit Pundicity column is republished with permission.

Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats

The Colorado Sun has conducted an investigation to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, which killed 13 students. The Sun’s investigation discovered a stunning increase in the number of school district threat assessments since then. In some districts the number is ten times higher. Suicide threat assessments follow the same trend.

The public-school district in Jefferson County, one of Colorado’s most populous counties, established a threat assessment team in the 2007-08 school year when 43 cases were evaluated. Last year that number grew to 767 school-level threats, with more than 800 such threats so far this year.

A similar proliferation in suicide assessment threats has taken place over the same time in school districts across the state. Mesa County Valley School District 51, for example, has done 900 suicide threat assessments this school year, up from 210 in 2014.

Read the Colorado Sun article here.

Note: We notice that the rise in assessments for both threats and suicides parallels the marijuana legalization effort in Colorado. The state commercialized the drug for medical use in 2009 and for recreational use in 2012, effective January 1, 2014.


“I’m too high. Something’s wrong.” Teens caught vaping marijuana in a scary new trend.

A new trend among students has caught parents and teachers unawares—vaping marijuana. It is possible to vape pot without anyone knowing. There is no telltale odor, and vaping devices look like pens or flash drives, implements students routinely carry in their backpacks.

The problem with vaping marijuana is that THC is so much more potent and vaping it intensifies the high. One vaping cartridge confiscated by an Indiana school resource officer contained 83.6 percent THC. THC levels in the plant material that people smoke range from 15 percent to 24 percent.

The officer reports, “I’ve walked down the hallway, and you can visibly see kids who are so stoned that they don’t know where they are.”

A nurse in that school sent several students to the emergency room after they exhibited signs of being so high.

Experts say that parents, teachers, and students need to be aware of the dangers of vaping, and students should be encouraged not to vape marijuana or nicotine to protect their health.

Read USA Today story here.


Medical pot firms spent big to ease law

An exposé by the Atlanta Journal Constitution reveals the power Big Marijuana wielded over elected officials to get what it wanted: HB 324, which legalized marijuana cultivation, processing, and sales in Georgia.

Most Georgians see desperately sick kids and say if marijuana can help them, let it. But most medical societies say the science is lacking, and the drug can hurt people. For six legislative sessions public health proponents have watched Big Marijuana ruthlessly deny the science in order to make Big Money.

The AJC reports that three marijuana companies hired 20 lobbyists to persuade lawmakers to pass HB 324. Surterra Wellness employed 10 and contributed more than $100,000 to Georgia political candidates last year, including Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. Trulieve hired 5, including Michael Ralston, son of House Speaker David Ralston. Ralston appointed Surterra’s former president, Susan McWhorter Driscoll, to a marijuana study commission, enabling her to help draft HB 324.

There’s even more to the AJC story. Surterra is a $100 million company founded in Atlanta in 2014 that has done no business in Georgia. Yet.

The Senate wrote a substitute bill that made companies contributing to Georgia elected officials ineligible to apply for a marijuana license for five years. It also prohibited elected officials and their families from participating in the marijuana industry.

By the end of session, conferees could not resolve differences between the House and Senate bills. Gov. Kemp told the AJC that he, Lt. Gov. Duncan, and Speaker Ralston met with them to get the bill passed. The prohibitions forbidding political contributors from applying for a marijuana license and preventing elected officials from becoming part of Big Marijuana disappeared.

The final bill creates a 7-member commission to implement HB 324. Gov. Kemp will appoint 3 members and name the chair. The other 4 members will be appointed by Lt. Gov. Duncan and Speaker Ralston, who also will appoint two members each to a 4-member oversight committee that will award the marijuana growing and processing licenses.

We used to call this kind of pay-to-play behavior “corruption.” Today, apparently, some of our elected officials see it as the cost of doing business.

Read the Atlanta Journal Constitution story here.


Denver decriminalizes “magic mushrooms” in historic vote

Last week The Marijuana Report summarized a USA Today story that said Denver had defeated a ballot initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. It turns out that last-minute returns put the measure over the top, although absentee and military ballots had yet to be counted in the close race. Official are expected to certify the vote later this week.

Denver became the first city in the nation to de-prioritize enforcement of a hallucinogen. Not everyone is pleased.

The Daily Signal noted that the Denver action “marked a significant shift in the debate over legalizing illegal drugs—which up to this point revolved entirely around marijuana.”

Said Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, “I’m not surprised to see efforts to decriminalized other drugs. Mushrooms are the next easiest argument. It’s low-hanging fruit. They’re not going to call for legalizing crack cocaine now. But they are not going to stop with mushrooms in Denver.”

In an editorial titled “The slippery slope of looser drug policy,” the Boston Herald states, “Liberal policy ideas have a way of migrating to the Bay State. This is one the state needs to be ready for, and ready to say no to. Voters have already just said no many times over, but like a weed, efforts to expand the availability to use potentially dangerous drugs keep coming back.”

Read The Daily Signal story here.

Read the Boston Herald editorial here.
Read USA Today story here.

Hepatotoxicity of a cannabidiol-rich cannabis extract in the mouse model

A medically technical scientific study in mice finds that CBD can cause toxic damage to the liver and may interact negatively with medications. It notes that CBD has become nearly ubiquitous across the US, yet “there is a lack of comprehensive toxicological studies devoted to CBD safety that are critical for further marketing of CBD and CBD-containing products.”

The researchers conclude their results “demonstrate that, despite the beneficial effects of CBD [Epidiolex] in the treatment of certain therapy-resistant seizures, it poses a risk for liver injury. Furthermore, the probability of CBD-drug interactions appears quite high. Therefore, additional studies are needed to examine the toxicity of chronic low-dose CBD exposure as well as explore CBD’s potential to interact with other medications. Such studies will provide important information regarding the range of CBD doses that can be deemed safe for the purpose of regulatory decision-making.”

Read full text here.

Note: The executive editor holds stock in GW Pharmaceuticals, maker of Epidiolex.


Short Takes

Pot smuggling arrests at LAX have surged 166% since marijuana legalization

Last year, LAX had 503 reports of marijuana discovered in luggage compared to 400 reports in 2017 and 282 reports in 2016. The same phenomenon is occurring at other major California airports.

“We find it in about 50-pound quantities … the carry-on rate for luggage. I would imagine we’re only intercepting some of it, not all of it,” says Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over Oakland International Airport.

Read LA Times story here.

Florida’s Honors College Moves to “Cognitive Diversity”

Florida’s honors college for the state system may have twisted itself into a verbal knot because it does what apparently is common practice among colleges — adding a layer of review to applying students who had reported mental issues.

This makes eminent sense for college campuses who have been dealing with some tragic violence issues, not to mention the obvious academic reasons where mental issues could impact a student’s ability to be successful. Further, because colleges are legally required to treat students with mental issues, it seems almost imperative they have such policies.

However, in the hyper-diversosphere piloted by college campuses, even this cannot be tolerated.

So New College of Florida, the small, elite liberal honors college, got outed for this second layer of review, and accused of perhaps the worst possible charge for the PC community — discrimination. Once public, the college melted like an ice cream cone in Florida’s August heat and publicly committed to “cognitive diversity.” That phrase has been used to talk about how people think differently and solve problems differently. But that’s not what this seems to be.

Cognitive diversity seems like an awfully large loophole when it comes to admissions. By definition, an honors college is supposed to allow only the most cognitively advanced. It’s for really smart kids. And the kids at New College are really smart, at least book-smart. But with a phrase such as “cognitive diversity,” how fair is that to only have the more cognitively advanced?

New College is this idyllic college campus in Sarasota, Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico, that attracts some of the brightest students in the state for liberal arts education. It is well-known in the conservative region as a hotbed of liberal thinking, but only mild levels of activism — perhaps owing to its small size and academic rigors.

College leadership has generally been proud of the politically liberal students, but they also have a school to run and so the admissions office required students who disclose a mental health issue in their application essay to go through a second review — even if the students’ scores meet the criteria for automatic acceptance.

Some New College alumni thought this unfair and blew the whistle, which sparked the internal investigation. And then the whistleblowers went to the ideologically-friendly newspaper.

“It’s the definition of bias or discrimination to go through an extra barrier to get where someone else is,” Eugenia Quintanilla, one of the former admissions office staffers who exposed the practice, told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Once the story went public, New College President Donal O’Shea issued a statement, in which he announced the college’s commitment to “cognitive diversity.”

“We are aware of complaints about the admissions process and the climate in the admissions office,” said O’Shea, who is generally considered a strong college president. “We take these VERY seriously,” he told the newspaper.

Here’s the catch. This is not only legal, it is apparently common practice at colleges.

That’s because universities are legally required to ensure they can provide mental health services to any students they admit. So it is just responsible to ensure they understand and can help with any potential student who discloses mental health issues.

It’s actually standard practice, according to Michael A. Olivas, a professor of higher education law at the University of Houston. He said he saw no discrimination in New College’s policies.

“This sounds to me like garden-variety decision making,” Olivas said.

But because of the rapid back-down, and turn to a potentially loaded phrase of “cognitive diversity,” this may portend problems for other colleges that also must provide mental health services and so further review the applications of students who have known mental issues.

EDITORS NOTE: This Revolutionary Act column is republished with permission.

California’s Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Asking Kindergartners What Gender They Identify As

“It’s pornography.” That’s how one mom described California’s new guidelines for sex ed.

Patricia Reyes, who spoke up Wednesday during a hearing in Sacramento, can’t fathom sending her children to school to learn about things that would be embarrassing for most of us to say out loud—let alone teach to elementary students.

“If this continues, I’m not sending them to school,” she said.

And she won’t be the only one.

Hundreds of parents protested the new framework Wednesday—which includes everything from lessons in self-pleasure to transgenderism.

As CBN pointed out, the guidelines even go so far as to encourage kindergarteners to think about whether they might identify with another gender.

Are you kidding? At that age, they don’t even know what gender is. The goal, officials say, is to create “an environment that is inclusive and challenges binary concepts about gender.”

Of course, the state Board of Education wouldn’t admit that. Instead, President Linda Darling-Hammond said, “We’re on a careful trajectory here not to be introducing things as though they are endorsed in some way.”

That’s interesting, since LGBT activists are tripping over themselves to tell California what a wonderful job they’ve done. And, as we all know, their goal isn’t to just “introduce things.” So many want to indoctrinate and recruit—and nothing short of that will suffice.

At one point, CBN notes, the state was considering cartoon drawings of genitalia for 5-year-olds and material for the older kids on bondage and homosexual acts.

“An earlier draft of the guidelines also suggested high schoolers read the book: ‘S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.’”

After enough protest, these requirements were dropped.

But there’s still more than enough content to outrage parents—like the opt-out policy, which is allowed for portions—but not the LGBT lessons. That, most families have argued at various meetings, is a direct attack on parental authority.

“Now we’re teaching kids how to have a robust sex life? Not everything under the sun needs to be taught to our kids, with no moral judgment,” California Family Council’s Greg Burt, told The Sacramento Bee.

And the anger over the state’s curriculum isn’t just anecdotal. Stephanie Yates, founder of Informed Parents of California, says 20,000 people have joined the group since she created it last year.

And what about the teachers? They don’t want to send these messages any more than parents want their kids to hear them.

“Teachers are afraid they will be forced to teach concepts that go against their conscience, and use non-binary terms or else they could lose their jobs,” said Brenda Lebsack, who works for Santa Ana Unified.

Some of you may roll your eyes and dismiss this as “just California.” Don’t be fooled. This same extremism is coming to a classroom near you—and parents need to be equipped and ready to mobilize like these families have.

This sex ed countermovement in California is a testament to the involvement of a lot of moms and dads, teachers, and churches. As bad as some of these guidelines are, they would have been a lot worse if Californians hadn’t been actively engaged.

Make sure you are. For advice, check out the Family Research Council’s “A Parent’s Guide to the Transgender Movement in Education.”

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A Tale of Two Revolutions

Could a contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution be relevant to today’s conflicts? I think so. The attempt to demote historic icons, like George Washington, is a case in point.

George Washington grew up as a gentleman farmer in Virginia and was a fourth generation slave-owner. But by the end of his life, he had decided slavery was immoral and so at his death, he freed his slaves and made provision for them.

But in our day—where the alleged “right to not be offended” often seems to trump the constitutional right to free speech—some are calling for images of George Washington to be torn down, like statues of Confederates.

The DailyWire.com (5/2/19) reports on how “George Washington High School” in Northern California is contemplating tearing down two 1930’s panels featuring George Washington because the pair of murals allegedly “traumatizes students and community members.”

This is in San Francisco, so the outcome seems likely.

How long will our historical iconoclasm last? The cultural Marxists are working overtime to cut Americans off from our history.

I believe that despite his flaws, including being a slave-owner, there are many heroic aspects of our first president. Dr. Peter Lillback and I wrote, George Washington’s Sacred Fire, which puts all this in context. Recently we discussed Washington and slavery.

Our founders fought the American Revolution, led by Washington, so that we could enjoy our God-given rights. Though slow in coming, recognition of those God-given rights eventually gave the slaves their freedom. What is happening in the culture wars today is a revival of the French Revolution, which waged war against God.

France in 1789 fought against injustice, even in the church; but their godless “cure” ended up being worse than the disease. The French Revolution was anti-God and pro-tyranny—leading to death in the streets. The American Revolution was pro-God and pro-freedom.

America’s founders mentioned God four times in the Declaration of Independence. They identified King George III’s tyranny as illegitimate—because he was violating our God-given rights. The founders, with a firm reliance on the Lord, laid down “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” in support for their declaration as a new nation.

When George Washington first read the Declaration to his troops, one of his first acts was to hire Christian chaplains—systematically, throughout the army. He felt that if we were to win this war, it would only be with God’s help.

And he and the other colonists felt that God did help. To paraphrase Washington in his First Inaugural Address, no people should be more grateful to the Lord than we Americans because God aided us at every step to become an independent nation.

Consider a few further contrasts between the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

Our framers signed the Constitution in “the year of our Lord” 1787. The French Revolutionaries got rid of the Christian calendar; and so they declared 1791 as Year 1 of their new non-Christian calendar.

The French Revolutionaries desecrated Notre Dame Cathedral, disallowing Christian worship there and placed a half-naked woman on the altar, calling her “Reason,” whom they worshiped.

In contrast, our founders hired Christian chaplains for the military and also for the House and Senate. Since there weren’t enough church buildings in Washington, D. C., they held Christian worship services in the Capitol building. Presidents Jefferson and Madison attended those services.

The French Revolution eventually consumed its own. Since then, France has had 17 different governments, while the U.S. still lives under one—the Constitution.

I predict that today’s social justice warriors, who are consuming our past heroes, will one day be consumed themselves by future revolutionaries. Future generations could look back at us and say things like: “You had 4D sonograms documenting the humanity of the unborn and yet you allowed millions of abortions on demand?” or “Science has documented genuine differences between men and women, yet you allowed boys who claimed to be girls to compete and dominate in sports, winning valuable scholarships?”

Every generation has its flaws and blind spots. Our generation has yet to recognize its own.

Slavery was evil. Thank God for those strong Christians who defeated it. Thank God for William Wilberforce’s Christian anti-slavery crusade, which took him about five decades to complete. That crusade inspired abolition here in America. Interestingly, in his day, Wilberforce was sometimes called “the George Washington of Humanity.” Both men worked hard to liberate others.

Slavery has plagued humanity from the beginning of time and can even be found in some places today, places where the gospel of Christ has no sway.

Too bad the children of the French Revolution are rising up today to cut us off from our past heroes. There is a reason Washington continues to be a hero to millions. Enough with the historical revisionism.

Seattle Area Schools Urged to Bless Muslim Students during Ramadan

“A school district would never order teachers to ‘welcome’ Catholic students during Easter with ‘He is risen, alleluia!’ Singling out Muslim students for special treatment is blatantly unconstitutional.” – Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

Sharia creep for sure!

And, it may be happening in your neighborhood too, but in the Seattle area at least a few parents and teachers said ‘no way’ to this special treatment for Muslim students, and a legal defense fund is threatening to sue the school district.

CAIR says the complaints are “Islamophobic.”

From Fox News (hat tip: Julia),

Washington school district wants teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic during Ramadan, religious liberty group claims

A religious liberty advocacy group is threatening to slap a Seattle-area school district with a lawsuit claiming the district has urged teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic during the holy month of Ramadan and give them preferential treatment, including skipping tests.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) claims the Dieringer School District is officially endorsing Islam and is following a script by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that urges schools to make special accommodations for Muslim students and to wish them “Ramadan Mubarak,” which means “Happy Ramadan,” or “Ramadan Kareem,” which means “Have a generous Ramadan.”

The CAIR guidelines also instruct teachers to monitor Muslim students fasting and suggests teachers not schedule any tests on the Islamic holidays of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.

[….]

“By urging teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic, the district is running roughshod over the First Amendment’s mandate of government neutrality toward religion,” said Daniel Piedra, FCDF’s executive director.“A school district would never order teachers to ‘welcome’ Catholic students during Easter with ‘He is risen, alleluia!’ Singling out Muslim students for special treatment is blatantly unconstitutional.”

The defense fund claims Dieringer Superintendent Judy Martinson blindly followed the recommendations of CAIR and “enacted the letter as official district policy.”The defense fund sent Martinson a letter stating their complaints after a teacher and parent complained about the new procedure.

The May 6 letter also warned Martinson about CAIR’s anti-semitic advocacy and alleged ties to radical Islamists, which the group has long denied.

[….]

Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, told Fox News the pushback from FCDF was a “sign of the growing Islamophobia in our nation that showing respect for and accommodating the religious traditions of Muslim students could result in punitive legal action.”

More here.

See my post yesterday about Islamic “charities” like CAIR receiving federal grant dollars as they indoctrinate uninformed Americans.
All of you, especially those of you with children still in school, need to find out if such an edict has been sent out in your local school district.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission.

Elementary Schools Teaching Taliban Curriculum

A leaked government report says Islamic elementary schools across the UK operated by the Darul Uloom movement are teaching children using the same curriculum as the TalibanThe Daily Mail reported.

The schools, which are under the auspices of the Darul Uloom (House of Knowledge) network, follow the philosophy of the extremist Deobandi movement. The curriculum, known as Dars-E-Nizami, is used to teach the boys to be imams.

It involves a literal interpretation of the Quran, an ideology espoused by some of the some of the most radical clerics that move to the UK from Afghanistan and Pakistan, among others.

The government report found the boys were being taught intolerant and misogynistic ideas.

Four of the schools had previously been criticized by Ofsted, the government regulatory agency for education in the county. Ofsted found students were taught music and dancing comes from the devil and women do not have the right to refuse sex with their husbands.

One particular Darul Uloom school in Birmingham was investigated in 2011 by UK’s Channel 4, which found students were taught to hate Christians, Hindus and Jews.

Ofsted also investigated a girl’s schools connected to the movement. In 2006, Aliyah Saleem spilled all about her Darul Uloom school in Nottingham after she was kicked out for possessing a disposable camera, among other “behavioral” offenses.

Saleem said attending school was like being in prison and the girls were taught their husbands were allowed to beat and rape because it made “Allah happy.”

Darul Uloom operates schools in a number of cities across Britain, including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester. The Mail on Sunday identified a total of 48 Darul Uloom schools which teach the extremist curriculum.

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