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Joe Biden, Uncle Screwtape, and ‘Our Nation’s Soul’

In an age when presidential candidates of both parties ignore the will of the majority to cater to an infinitesimal minority, it is noteworthy when a politician takes an uncompromisingly biblical stand on public issues. It is more remarkable when that leader represents a secular nation, cites the Bible on a national platform, and has a delightful British accent. Yet a member of the U.K.’s Parliament made a statement that should serve as a model for any American leader.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative Member of Parliament, literally quoted chapter-and-verse on the GB News show “State of the Nation” last Thursday. “Ladies and gentlemen. I can exclusively reveal that I in fact do not identify with a gender, because I take my line from Genesis 1:27: ‘So God created man in His own image. In the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.’ And it’s for not me to overrule the work of God,” he said. In 58 words, he exposed extreme gender ideology as nonsensical and idolatrous.

Rees-Mogg, whose aristocratic manner created a boomlet of support to elect him prime minister, possesses other traits now uncommon among British authorities. The father of six upholds a consistent pro-life position, describes abortion as a “cult of death,” and affirms marriage as the unique union of one man and woman based on his deeply held Christian faith. One prominent American priest called him “a practically perfect Catholic politician.”

The U.K. MP’s faithfulness contrasts markedly with America’s second Catholic president, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. The president’s handlers invariably label him a “devout” Roman Catholic. Yet last Thursday Biden issued the first of his two statements (and a fact sheet) celebrating the “Transgender Day of Visibility,” in which the president asserted: “Transgender Americans shape our [n]ation’s soul.” On the same day a politician in profoundly secular England proclaimed God’s creation of the material world, the president of the world’s most powerful Christian-majority nation credited transgender activists with forming the immaterial soul.

Biden has shown perplexing attention to the “soul of the nation.” He regularly sows confusion by subtly implying that God intended people to struggle with gender dysphoria. His humanistic hermeneutics, not coincidentally, echo the theology of transgender activists.

Last Wednesday night, a man who identifies as a woman asserted that God is a female and created transgenderism. In the next seat was the media’s most celebrated “evangelical” leader, who called Christian conservatism “anti-Christ.”

“I go to church every Sunday. My faith is very important to me. But God made me in her image. God made me transgender,” Charles Clymer, who now goes by the name Charlotte Clymer, told MSNBC’s “The ReidOut.” Moments later, hostess Joy Reid said she picked Clymer — the former press spokesman of an LGBT pressure group and ex-communications director at Catholics for Choice — as one of “the two specific people I wanted to talk to” about the shooting at a Nashville Christian school.

Of course, the Bible states that Jesus Christ is God and that “all things were made by Him” (John 1:1-3). Jesus, Who is certainly not female, referred to the First Person of the Trinity as “Father” more than 100 times. Furthermore, the Bible tells us, “God is not the author of confusion” (I Corinthians 14:33).

As Clymer proclaimed gender confusion a fruit of the goddess’ Spirit, Reid’s other chosen guest, Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, stared silently into the camera. When Reid gave Wallis the last word, he declined to correct his colleague for misgendering the Almighty but accused conservatives of “worshiping a false god.” Earlier in the segment, he charged anyone who opposes gun control with worshiping the Oriental idol Moloch, mentioned in the Book of Leviticus (which he cited without mentioning what that book says about the LGBTQ issue in the very next verse). After Clymer’s descent into heresy, Wallis — who sycophantically offered to “link our pulpits to the bully pulpit” during the Obama-Biden administration — rained fire and brimstone on his political enemies. Second Amendment advocacy “is anti-Gospel, anti-Christ. And so this is a false worship we’re confronting here. We have got to confront it theologically,” Wallis said. “They are worshiping a false god.”

Capitalizing on flagging faith, biblical illiteracy, and dwindling church attendance to preach some “other Gospel” is as old as Christianity itself (Galatians 1:8). Wallis and Clymer followed a devilish strategy laid out by C.S. Lewis in “The Screwtape Letters”: “[I]f men become Christians at all … let them at least be Christians with a difference,” Lewis wrote. “Substitute for the faith itself some Fashion with a Christian coloring.”

The ultimate aim, the senior demon Screwtape tells nephew Screwtape, is to “direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is least in danger and fix its approval on the virtue nearest to that vice which we are trying to make endemic. The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers whenever there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gunwale under.”

Presumably, this includes fretting about “transphobic” Christian speech and believers’ gun ownership at the moment a transgender mass murderer slaughtered a half-dozen believers inside a Christian school, three of them under the age of 10. Or getting worked into a foam about U.S. coastal lands going underwater as U.S. carbon emissions have fallen 31% since 2000.

Yet history teaches some theologians will always volunteer to assist in this game of biblical Three-card Monte. Witness the fact that the University of Helsinki announced it plans to present an honorary doctorate of theology to 20-year-old climate critic Greta Thunberg on June 9. This author has never seen Thunberg launch into lengthy discussions of Jesus, the Bible, or other weighty matters of religious faith and morals. The only thing Greta Thunberg and certain Christian theologians have in common is that both have inaccurately predicted the end of the world. Yet the faculty defended their award on biblical grounds. Thunberg’s “concern for the future of the Earth … has everything to do with academic theology which is no less interested in the Earth as it is in Heaven,” Martti Nissinen, one of the university’s theology professors, told the Daily Caller.

If their faith cares as much about Earth as Heaven, perhaps that’s because the Earth is where so much of their theology originates (James 3:15). The antidote to heresy is orthodoxy; the cure for counterfeit theology is quoting true Scripture; and the solution to America’s harmful transgender policies comes by electing leaders who can discern the difference between the two.


Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.

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White House To Host ‘Roundtable On Affirming Transgender Kids’

The White House will host a “Roundtable on Affirming Transgender Kids” Friday as part of its observance of “Transgender Day of Visibility,” according to a fact sheet.

The roundtable is part of a push from the administration to support transgenderism, including childhood medical transitions, in the wake of numerous red states restricting the procedures. The discussion will focus on the experiences of children who identify as transgender and their parents in states that have restricted child sex changes, according to the White House.

“Over half of transgender youth say they have seriously considered suicide in the last year because of the discrimination and rejection they face. In the face of these challenges, research shows that, when transgender youth are affirmed and supported, they thrive,” the fact sheet wrote, citing no evidence for either claim.

The suicidality rates of transgender individuals are vastly exaggerated, according to experts in the field, some of whom believe that overemphasis on the suicide narrative can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that encourages young people with gender identity issues to contemplate suicide. Additionally, studies suggesting that cross-sex medical procedures improve mental health are riddled with bias, confounding variables and methodological errors, according to multiple Daily Caller News Foundation reviews.

The White House also issued what it called a “landmark report” on ways to support LGBT youth and issued new guidance for “gender identity inclusion” for public servants.

The White House did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.



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Transgender Agenda Losing Support: Poll

Although left-wing activists often say they represent “the right side of history,” a well-regarded poll finds that support for a key item of the LGBTQ agenda has collapsed faster than virtually any other issue: Significantly fewer Americans support allowing men to use women’s restrooms in 2022 than in 2016.

“Americans are 17 percentage points more likely to favor” laws requiring the two sexes to use separate restrooms “today than they were in 2016, when the question was first asked,” according to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). “In fact, 2022 saw the sharpest uptick of strong support for requiring transgender people to use bathrooms based on their” sex.

“Typically, opinion does not move so quickly on such issues,” PRRI notes.

Americans of all political views became less supportive of this plank of the LGBTQ agenda over the last six years, with registered independents switching their views completely. “In 2016, most independents opposed” laws respecting female privacy, “but by 2022 a small majority favored these laws,” the polling firm states in an article published on December 15.

Surprisingly, the number of Democrats backing restroom privacy laws has grown by four points in 2022 (31%) over the level in 2016 (27%), according to PRRI’s 2022 American Values Survey.

Support for laws respecting privacy in intimate settings spans all racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions, and nearly all generations. A majority of multiracial (53%), Hispanic (52%), and white Americans (51%), as well as half of black Americans (50%), told PRRI they support legally established zones of privacy where people disrobe. Only college-educated white people, registered Democrats, people not affiliated with any religion, and those under the age of 30 tend to favor sexually mixed restrooms, the poll finds.

One likely reason for the seismic change is increasing public awareness of physical and sexual assaults inflicted by men against women inside restrooms. Last week, details emerged that a male who identifies as female physically attacked two teenage girls in a female restroom inside the Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. The nation’s restrooms have been the sight of numerous assaults and acts of voyeurism stretching all the way back to 1999. Recent incidents include:

  • “Two Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) officials have been indicted in Virginia on charges related to attempts to cover up two sexual assaults in a girls’ bathroom and in an empty classroom perpetrated against female students by a male student” who identified as “gender fluid,” The Washington Stand reported last week;
  • In March, an 18-year-old male exposed his genitals to a child inside a gender-neutral restroom in Wisconsin’s Rhinelander High School;
  • A five-year-old girl said a male student who identified as “gender fluid” sexually molested her inside the restroom of Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, on November 16, 2017. The school district violated Title IX by failing to adequately investigate the incident, according to a 2020 ruling from the Office of Civil Rights in the Trump administration’s Education Department; and
  • Police arrested a man for indecent exposure inside a women’s restroom in Charlotte, North Carolina, in July 2016.

Similar outrages have occurred in intimate facilities other than restrooms:

  • The Daily Mail reported this month that prison authorities transferred convicted child rapist Brett David Sonia, who now identifies as Brooke Lyn Sonia, to Washington Correctional Center for Women, reportedly leaving women “petrified” they will be victimized next;
  • In July 2016, police arrested a man for recording a young girl changing her clothes inside a Target changing room. Sean Patrick Smith, who identified as woman named “Shauna Patricia Smith,” reportedly told police that he exploited Target’s celebrated, transgender-friendly policies to record several young women undressing. Smith entered a guilty plea to one count of video voyeurism in October 2016; and
  • Officials accused voyeurs of recording similar, surreptitious videos in Target’s multi-sex changing rooms in MassachusettsNew Hampshire, and Texas in 2016 alone.

The real difference on the issue comes down to ideology, not age, PRRI states. The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation X oppose opening restrooms to transgender people. Americans aged 30-49 are evenly split, while those 18-29 support transgender restroom use. But the report notes that Millennials and Gen Z who belong to the Republican Party side with older Republicans in backing restroom privacy legislation.

“Generational divisions, then, are largely attributable to differences in the generations to identify with the Democratic or Republican Party,” says the survey. “If younger cohorts start identifying more with the Republican Party,” support for restroom privacy will increase.

“It is not guaranteed that demographic change means a destiny of victory for LGBTQ equality,” concludes PRRI.

Values play a strong role in how citizens view transgender restrooms. A majority of “members of all religious groups support requiring transgender individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to their sex,” notes PRRI, “including three in four white evangelical Protestants (75%), 64% of other Christians, 58% of white mainline Protestants, 57% of Black Protestants (57%), 53% of white Catholics, 51% of Hispanic Catholics, and 50% of non-Christian religious Americans.” Yet only 34% of the Nones support gender privacy.

Americans who believe there are only two sexes are also three times more likely to support separate restroom and changing spaces than those who believe in gender fluidity (69% vs. 23%).

What’s more, the poll’s results fall to the left of many other surveys; for instance, a 2016 WPA Opinion poll found two-thirds of all Americans oppose transgender restrooms. PRRI’s declining numbers indicate public support has eroded even more than the report lets on. The title of the report announcing these results, “Challenges In Moving Toward A More Inclusive Democracy,” reflects PRRI’s pique.

PRRI also complains that “Americans who most trust far-right news outlets” are “notably more likely to support” restroom privacy (84%), even more than those whose first news choice is Fox News (78%). Americans who “most trust mainstream outlets are much less likely to support” female restroom rights (44%).

Time magazine ran an article in 2016 titled, “Transgender Bathroom: Advocates Say ‘Predator’ is Myth.” A year later, CNN asserted that “there is no evidence” that policies giving males access to female’s intimate spaces “lead to attacks in public facilities.”

Nearly two out of three people who stopped or curbed their viewing of CNN (61%) agreed that “one of the reasons I find myself watching CNN less often is because of its liberal/left-wing bias,” according to a new poll from the Media Research Center.


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Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.


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Levine Calls on Doctors to Be ‘Ambassadors’ to Normalize Transgenderism

In a video from late September making the rounds now on Twitter, the Biden Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a man who identifies as a woman, called on doctors to serve as “ambassadors” in an attempt to normalize transgenderism.

Levine remarked, “I encourage all of you to think of yourself as ambassadors to your communities, ambassadors for science,” as well as for “compassion” and for “care.”

“These conversations don’t need to be limited or restricted to a medical setting,” Levine added. “Offer yourselves as informational resources not just for youth but for school teachers, principals, school boards, professional organizations, recreation centers, county commissioners, and others who would benefit from this information and your perspective. Please proactively seek out opportunities to speak about what you know.”

Levine went on to say, “We need to have these conversations that question the assumptions that are underlying today’s attacks on trans people. Pushing back the veil of ignorance demands this extra effort.”

The Biden administration official then finally made an inarguably true statement: “Medicine and science are being politically perverted around this country.” They certainly are — by leftist radicals like Levine.

“Those who attack our community are driven by an agenda of politics, it has nothing to do with medicine, it has nothing to do with science,” he added.

This is known as Progressive projection: the Left always accuses its opponents of that which it is guilty of.

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During a Pride Month Town Hall which was live-streamed by the Democratic National Committee in late June 2022, Levine accused “opponents of LGBTQ equality” of “target[ing] trans and queer youth to score political points.” “Every major medical association agrees: gender-affirming care is life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate and a critical tool for health care providers,” added Levine. “As a pediatrician, when it comes to making sure kids are healthy and happy, I know how important care that affirmed someone’s true identity can be.” In response to Levine’s remarks, Florida Department of Health spokesman Jeremy T. Redfern told Fox News Digital: “The Surgeon General is opposed to experimental and irreversible medical treatments on children and teenagers that suffer from gender dysphoria. The idea that this makes anyone at the Department of Health an ‘opponent of LGBTQ equality’ is nothing more than a poorly attempted character assassination.”

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The Red, Green, Black and Rainbow Supremacists in America

“We are trained Marxists.” – Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-founder.

QUESTION: Who are the true supremacists in America?

We know that the true supremacists in America label anyone and everyone who disagrees with them white supremacists, even if they aren’t white.

The true supremacists in America are associated with the colors: red, green, black and rainbow. Let us explain how the supremist domestic terrorist threat is multi-color, radical followers of Mohammed, non-binary (gender-queer), multi-cultural and multi-generational.

The Reds are Marxists/Leninists. The Greens are Islamists and the radical environmentalists. The blacks are Black Identity Extremists (BIE or BLM). The rainbows are the LGBTQ+ anti-science and anti-social extremists. What binds them together is the Democrat Party.

This eclectic group of supremacists are indeed strange bedfellows.

They are the epitome of the idea that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. In fact they are enemies of one another who have come together for one goal and one goal only, to destroy America’s unique Constitutional Republican form of government.

The Red Supremacists

The Reds fall under three categories:

  1. The Squad, the most radical members of the U.S. Congress. The six members of the Squad are Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14, Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Ayanna Pressley ( MA-7), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) and Cori Bush (MO-1). These individuals have lead the charge to push the Green New Deal, which has become the cornerstone of Biden’s BBB agenda, demonize Israel, embrace Iran and the Palestinians, embrace the LGBTQ+ agenda and attack white people. On July 18th, 2019 we wrote, “There is no doubt that the narrative of the Democratic Party is being driven by freshmen (no misogyny intended) Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley…The Squad felt empowered by then President [Trump] to take action to defend themselves. What has happened is that they have confirmed what President Trump tweeted [about them]. What follows is this Squad then works to control of the narrative of the Democratic Party. They instantly become the face of the Democratic Party via social media, news networks and headlines in print publications.” What we predicted has come true.
  2. Supporters of Communist China. We are looking at Communist China, not because of what Hunter Biden did there, but because his father is in full blown appeasement mode to kowtow to the Chinese when it comes to Taiwan and the South China Sea. Since the end of the Olympics China has ramped up its pressure on Taiwan. The  in an April 16th 2020 article warned, “Amid coronavirus upheaval, the Chinese government’s evasion and deception has remained constant. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alone is responsible for the global pandemic and resulting consequential economic devastation. However, if the medical community had been skeptical of the totalitarian regime –and the World Health Organization (WHO) had not aggressively defended it –the outbreak may not have spread. Taiwan, kicked out of the WHO in 2017 at Beijing’s behest, was denied access to WHO data. Taiwan’s successful containment of coronavirus was an alternative possibility for the rest of the world; had Beijing’s reports been challenged instead of accepted…The most important CCP objective is to maintain control. Ultimately the party does not care about human rights, or even human lives. To protect itself, the Chinese regime suppressed life-saving information at the cost of 22,071 American lives, a number projected only to grow.”
  3. Supporters Russia and Putin. The Democrats and the Biden administration began by cutting our domestic oil and natural gas production and by doing so has turned the energy keys to Europe over to Putin and this has directly lead to the invasion of the Ukraine. Craig Rucker during a talk in Virginia said, “Efforts to go net zero have diminished the ability of nations to provide sufficient energy to meet demand, and this gives tyrants like Vladimir Putin an opportunity to provide that energy in the form of natural gas and rake in millions to fund his war machine.” Marc Morano took Biden to task on Fox and Friends explaining,  “Russian oil imports are at an 11 year high. We’re importing 600,000 barrels a day from Russia. And Russia’s federal budget is 40% based upon oil and gas revenue.” Finally we have seen Russia produces 3 times more gas than Europe produces.  Why?  Because climate activists, partly funded by Russia, blocked fracking.

Walt Disney appeared before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. He warned about how his company and America was at risk of a Communist take over. Watch:

The Greens

The greens fall into two categories, the radical followers of Mohammed and the radical environmentalists. This combined green alliance, along with the Reds, has caused the following:

  1. Democrats and the Biden administration appeased the Muslim members of the party by taking a harsh stand against Israel and the Jewish people. On February 16, 2022, Biden killed the Israeli Pipeline Project thus empowering Russia’s energy dominance in Europe. According to The Hill, “The proposed pipeline would have given Europe an alternative to its heavy dependence on Russian gas. It would have conveyed about 10 billion cubic yards of Israeli and Cypriot natural gas to Europe via Greece and Italy each year.”
  2. The Radical Environmentalists. One of the first things Biden, via a January 20th, 2021 Executive Order, is kill the Keystone XL pipeline to appease the environmentalist lobby. The Executive Order titled “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis” effectively undid everything President Trump did during his time in office to make America energy independent, encourage drilling in Alaska, providing cheap and reliable energy to the American people and give leverage to America in negotiations with other oil and natural gas producing countries like Russia.
  3. Giving Iran the Green Light to go Nuclear. It was announced by the Russians that the U.S. and Iran have reached a nuclear deal. National Review on March 4, 2022 reported, “President Joe Biden vowed this week to isolate Russia, yet his negotiators stayed at the table with their Russian counterparts in Vienna, putting the finishing touches on an Iran nuclear deal 2.0 that will benefit Russia and Iran and endanger the U.S. and its allies. The new agreement is even worse than the 2015 deal made by the Obama administration. Biden’s version would lift U.S. terrorism sanctions on Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and leave Tehran’s illicit nuclear infrastructure intact without first demanding a full accounting of Iran’s secret nuclear work.” Death may finally be coming to America solely because of Biden’s appeasement of the mullahs.

The Blacks

Democrats continue to appease Black Identity Extremists (BIE). Black Identity Extremists were identified by the FBI as a threat to our national security. A report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on August 3rd, 2017 stated, “The FBI assesses it is very likely that BIEs’ perceptions of unjust treatment of African Americans and the perceived unchallenged illegitimate actions of law enforcement will inspire premeditated attacks against law enforcement over the next year. This may also lead to an increase in BIE group memberships, collaboration among BIE groups, or the appearance of additional violent lone offenders motivated by BIE rhetoric. The FBI further assesses it is very likely additional controversial police shootings of African Americans and the associated legal proceedings will continue to serve as drivers for violence against law enforcement. The FBI assesses it is likely police officers of minority groups are also targeted by BIEs because they are also representative of a perceived oppressive law enforcement system.” Black Identity Extremists include Black Lives Matter, which was co-founded by a self-identified Marxist, some members of the Democrat Black Caucus and black members of the Biden administration and cabinet.

On September 29th, 2020 wrote:

The organization Black Lives Matter (BLM) is not about black lives. BLM is a Marxist organization disguised as a civil rights organization. Instead of improving race relations, BLM exploits racial tensions to collapse America from within and replace our constitutional republic with socialism/communism. BLM is the ultimate humanitarian hoax being perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans who still believe that BLM cares about black lives. They don’t.

Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-founder, said, “We are trained Marxists.”

The Reds and Black are all in this together.

The Rainbows

The Rainbow LGBTQ+ agenda. The LGBTQ+ radicals have many friends in the Democrat Party, the White House and in the Biden Cabinet. We did a series on how Biden, Democrats and the media have sissyfied America. Biden’s Gay Cabinet includes, Karine Jean-Pierre Kamala Harris’ chief of staff, Pili Tobar deputy White House communications director, Denise Juneau, Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation and Rachel Levine a four star general and the Assistant Secretary for Health. Non-binary, a.k.a. gender queer, individuals are running the Biden Build Back Better agenda and pushing public policies and legislation that empowers gays over straights. These individuals are harmful to traditional families and anti-Muslim, anti-Christian and anti-Jewish.

Watch Woke Trans Activism = Communist Revolution:

Watch this video in which the globalists proclaim that “transhumanism” will eliminate free will and souls as if its a good thing:

The Rainbow LGBTQ+ agenda is anti-science, anti-feminist, anti-women’s rights and anti-social.

What is ironic is that those Democrats who are Muslim, Jews and Christians have fully embraced the LGBTQ+ agenda that has sissyfied our young men and put cis-gender males into women’s sports, on movie screens, in the Biden cabinet and in the Congress. Sodomy is a sin in all religions. Sin is now rising and has become a tsunami because of Democrat policies.

Watch Florida Governor Ron DeSantis take on this issue head on:

The Bottom Line

The current cancel culture/cultural war against America is Red, Green, Black, and Rainbow.

These minority groups have taken control of the Democrat Party and have lead to the election of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

You see the danger to America is not Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Biden presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Biden, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.

Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Biden, who is, after all, merely a fool. The Republic is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president!

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VIDEO: The mysterious power of an international transgender declaration that no one has ever heard of

Why are the Yogyakarta Principles so influential?

Russian feminist Anna Zobnina’s excellent summary of the Yogyakarta Principles at a recent seminar.

The reasons for the rapid conquest by transgender activists of the media, universities, government departments and woke corporations are mysterious. Is it cultural? Psychological? Philosophical? Legal?

Without being a complete explanation, one reason is widespread acceptance of the Yogyakarta Principles. Amnesty USA describes them as “a universal guide to applying international human rights law” to LGBT issues. A leading German NGO, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, describes them as “a groundbreaking document, extensively used since by human rights mechanisms and advocates” and Human Rights Watch has praised them as “a milestone for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights”.

America’s leading LGBT think tank, the Williams Institute at UCLA, says that “the Yogyakarta Principles are the primary document defining the application of international human rights law with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity.”

But despite scholarly journals often quoting these principles they are not recognised in international human rights law.

The Yogyakarta Principles, promulgated in 2006, addressed lesbian, gay and bisexual rights. In 2017, more principles to accommodate transgender rights were added. These are called the Yogyakarta Principles + 10.

You may have never heard of either document. But trans activists have turned them into powerful propaganda tools for transforming transgender rights into human rights. As an example, a recent submission by Amnesty Australia to a federal government inquiry into religious freedom quotes the Yogyakarta Principles over and over again.

The trouble is, they are not worth the paper they are written on.

The back story

The genesis of the Yogyakarta Principles is a horror story involving several key people, legal strategies and well-organised public relations events around the world, all designed to replace the term “sex” with “gender”.

The site of the first meeting in November 2006, Yogyakarta in Indonesia, was chosen because it was “south of the equator, in a Muslim majority country and in a jurisdiction ruled by a Sultan”. The co-chairs of the meeting were from Thailand and Brazil and representation was carefully selected from outside the West and Latin America, including individuals from Botswana, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. The participants came from only 25 countries.

The original document became the Yogyakarta Principles Plus 10 in 2017. Its new principles included gender expression, sex characteristics, sexual orientation and “gender identity”.

The 2017 document was signed by only 33 people.

Legally inconsequential

What is their legal status? They have none at all. They are just a Christmas shopping list for the transgender lobby.

The Principles have never been accepted by the United Nations. Attempts to make gender identity and sexual orientation new categories of non-discrimination have been repeatedly rejected by the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and other UN bodies. In fact, a majority of members of the General Assembly opposed any reference to the Yogyakarta Principles as they are seen as being contradictory to the position of the UN Human Rights Council.

Despite its reputation in Australia, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has acknowledged that the Yogyakarta Principles have no statutory power in Australia. They have no binding effect in international human rights law either.

Compare this to the legal support that the international community has given to women. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations in 1979 and has been ratified by 189 states (the US being one notable exception).

Australia became a signatory of CEDAW in 1980, but the convention was further empowered by our federal legislature when it was incorporated in its entirety into the Commonwealth legislation enacted to protect and further the rights of women, the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984.

Feminists betrayed

Do feminists support the Yogyakarta Principles? No.

In fact, an international feminist group, the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC), which includes many well-known academics and feminist activists, is fiercely opposed to them. In their view, the principles are misogynistic and attempt “to make sex a defunct legal category.” The Yogyakarta Principles document is designed to replace “sex”, which is a scientific, biological fact, with “gender identity”, which is a socially constructed fiction, based largely on postmodernist rhetoric and identity politics.

They claim that the popularity of the document is a sign that “we are moving towards a society where sex does not exist”, especially for women and girls. They fear that acceptance of the Yogyakarta Principles will destroy the enormous gains made in past decades by the feminist movement.

Nor has the Yogyakarta Principles project had much popular support. It is largely coordinated by Allied Rainbow Communities, or ARC International (ARC), an NGO based in Canada. In her analysis of the Yogyakarta Principles, feminist Anna Zobnina notes that ARC is basically a lobby group, not an internationally representative organisation.

The WHRC Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights has been signed, as at September 9, by 11,772 individuals and 256 organisations from 119 countries. All supporters of the WHRC are listed on its Declaration page. It is quite transparent.

The ARC website is not transparent. Its latest accounts date from 2016, when it received $407,000 from “membership and donations” in 2016. It also received $275,000 from “foundations” and $71,000 from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.

The WHRC Facebook page has about 4,000 likes; the ARC page has about 2,500. The WHRC has representatives across at least 25 countries and was established only 18 months ago. The ARC was established 17 years ago.

What’s wrong with the Yogyakarta Principles?

In the Yogyakarta Principles “gender identity” is defined as:

Understanding “gender identity” to refer to each person’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth, including the personal sense of the body (which may involve, if freely chosen, modification of bodily appearance or function by medical, surgical or other means) and other expressions of gender. Including dress, speech and mannerisms.

As noted by American human rights lawyer Tina Minkowitz, “gender itself is not defined, but is situated in relation to “sex assigned at birth”, with which a person’s internal experience of gender may or may not correspond” and the reference to “sex” is only to indicate that it does not refer to personality traits. “Sex” is not defined either.

Alarmingly, for everyone, “YP implicitly accepts a concept of gender as equivalent to stereotypes. When beliefs about mannerisms, dress and speech appropriate to one sex or the other are abstracted and made to serve as a ground for personal identity, they are shielded from challenge.”

This unravels decades of progress for feminists. The notion that an innate feeling can lead to a change in an individual’s sex status at birth, with the corresponding legal entitlements and access to spaces and places reserved for girls and women (including their sports), is a violation of the protections established over decades for women, beginning with CEDAW.

As Minkowitz further notes, “It is not gender identity that is being protected, but the substitution of internal identity for recorded sex, upon the request of any person”. The legitimisation of this process is simply creating new forms of discrimination against girls and women and is in conflict with CEDAW.

This is not to say that transgender people should not be protected, but replacing “sex” with “gender identity” not only erases sex as a category and girls and women as a class distinct from that of boys and men, but also erases girls’ and women’s human rights.

A significant, currently relevant, example of the consequences of these changes is given by Minkowitz. She states that women have “little reason to expect their rights will be protected, in (a) law and policy environment that treats their discussion of sex and gender as tantamount to hate speech”.

On the matter of “sex” and “gender”, the CEDAW Committee’s General Recommendation 28 emphasizes that changing one’s gender does not change an individual’s social positioning. Gender identity advocates are naïve to think this is possible; the ideological nature of their claims renders them as fictional as the postmodernist thinking upon which they are based.


In conclusion, there are six fundamental criticisms of the Yogyakarta Principles and its “Plus 10” extensions:

  1. They were constructed by a few unelected, unrepresentative civil groups and individuals;
  2. They have never been adopted by the United Nations;
  3. They have no legal force either internationally or within Australia and were rejected by the Commonwealth legislature and the United Nations;
  4. The Yogyakarta Principles +10 principles were signed by just 33 people;
  5. They are often quoted misleadingly by members of parliament and trans lobby groups as though they had been adopted by UN resolution; and
  6. Their full implementation would effectively make “sex” a defunct legal category, replacing it by the ambiguous category of “gender”.

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Geoff Holloway

Dr Geoff Holloway writes from Hobart. He is a sociologist, poet, author, and Fado fan. His current research interests include domestic violence in Portugal, ecocentrism, Green politics, transgender politics,… 

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Caitlyn Jenner? Hello Sucker!

It doesn’t matter that Bruce Jenner, famed Olympic athlete and member of the Kardashian family, thinks that he is female. He can never be female no matter what surgery he undertakes to make it reflect the fantasy in his head. Born a male, his body is a billion cells and nerve contacts whose DNA determines his true gender.

That’s why those who are buying into the pop cultural myth and news coverage of Jenner’s announced transformation should be greeted “Hello, Sucker!” It’s worse than just plain stupidity; it is the tip of a massive effort to alter society that dates back to those arrogant and deluded founders of communism who thought that, for it to succeed, the family as a key element of all societies, had to be eliminated.

TakedownDr. Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is a leading scholar on Communism and the author, among other excellent books, of “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century” and, just out, “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has sabotaged Family and Marriage.”

The only way progressives—communists—know how to advance their agenda is to lie about it in every way. Even a short look at the lives of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the authors of Communist manifesto, Das Kapital, tells you what motivated their wish to destroy the family.

As Dr. Kengor points out, Engels had written that he “favored that marriage should not be a legal relationship, but a purely private affairs” noting that Engels “revealed a highly promiscuous attitude toward sexual morality and marital relationships.” Between the two men, they had many mistresses. Of the six children Marx fathered, four died before he did and two committed suicide. Both men leached off of Engel’s inheritance, never working a day in their lives. Marx’s family finally refused to lend him a dime; in brief, two men with a disdain for traditional marriage and widely held Judeo-Christian moral values.

Therefore, to understand why we are drowning in anti-family propaganda and efforts to change the laws affecting what marriage is and is not, Dr. Kengor notes that “Even way back when, in the mid-1800s, the far left had its sights on the family, with marriage at its epicenter. And this particular component of the extreme left—the communist left—was devoutly atheistic in its orientation ambition, and mission. It rebelled against God, a rebellion against the Creator that was central to its new direction and fundamental transformation.”

“Fundamental transformation”? Where have we heard that term before? Oh yes, from President Barack Obama’s lips. This was the candidate for President who said marriage was strictly between a man and a woman before he was elected and “evolved” into supporting same-sex marriage. Hello, Sucker!

“Same-sex marriage,” says Dr. Kengor “is hardly a Marxist plot, a latent communist conspiracy. It is, however, a crucial final blow to marriage—the only blow that is enabling a formal, legal redefinition that will unravel the institution”, adding that “what the left has steadfastly said and written and done to marriage and the family over the last two centuries cannot be ignored.”

“Much of the wider American culture, outside of the far left, has also become secular and dismissive of traditional religious teaching on matters such as family and marriage…The radical left could never have achieved this ultimate takedown of marriage without the larger American public’s broad acceptance of gay marriage.” If you can believe that two men or two women can and should get married, than you will believe anything. In five thousand years of civilization, we are close to letting all of the moral and civil lessons learned in the past be ignored, forgotten or rewritten.

We have, as a society, been tending more and more in this direction, dramatically when the Supreme Court legalized abortion and, in its forthcoming decision on same-sex marriage, likely a similar acceptance. When that occurs, our society will be just decades away from a serious breakdown. As it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent family settings, lacking as often as not, a father.

If you want to look at men dressing and acting like women, tune in America’s most famous drag queen, RuPaul’s television show. He’s male. Those on the show are male.

There are among us, men and women, whose sexual preference takes them in the direction of their own gender. They constitute 1.8% if the U.S. population. There are those who, born male, now claim to be female. That is their problem deserving of no special laws or attention. Changing our entire society and culture to benefit this slim nitch of society is a very bad idea.

Bruce Jenner’s absurd claims will make him a rich man. Not a rich woman.

© Alan Caruba, 2015