Kids Deserve Good Books, Too

(Breakpoint) A few years ago, a kids’ book was published titled A is for Activist. On the book jacket is a tiny fist, raised, apparently, in solidarity. A quick stroll through any metropolitan library children’s section will find more books like this one. There’s Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish and, of course, Heather Has Two Mommies. There’s Let the Children March and Woke Baby. There’s even complete series, such as the “Little Feminists” and the “Citizen Baby” series, which include the titles Citizen Baby: My Vote and Citizen Baby: My Supreme Court. 

Anyone with actual children or who has been around actual children or who was once an actual child knows that “baby activism” is a misnomer. Little fists are used for temper tantrums and for fighting with dad, not for “solidarity.”  

Chuck Colson advocated for classical education because of its understanding of and respect for the natural development of kids. Postmodern thinking in education was disrupting what he called the “order of learning” instead of recognizing that the right foundations, known as “grammar” and “rhetoric” in a classical vision, must first be established before children can move on to, for example, making coherent political arguments.  (Read More)

Planned Parenthood Profits Big From Getting Kids Hooked On Transgender Hormones Through The School-To-Clinic Pipeline

(The Federalist) Long the nation’s chief abortion provider, Planned Parenthood has branched out. Its latest endeavor? Sterilizing America’s youth.

Planned Parenthood has quietly been in the gender transition business since at least 2017. Today, more than a third of its offices — 239 clinics in more than 40 states — provide transgender services. And it’s not stopping there.

While those seeking puberty blockers or surgical procedures are referred elsewhere, Planned Parenthood is offering access to cross-sex hormones, promoting gender ideology in sex ed programs, and establishing “well-being centers” in local high schools. The organization is looking to cash in on gender transition for years to come.

Just how readily does Planned Parenthood provide the gender-confused with cross-sex hormones? Consider the case of detransitioner Helena Kirschner. She received testosterone during her first visit — without blood work or a mental health referral.

Sadly, Kirschner is not the exception. Offices guarantee that patients can receive hormones without an evaluation of their mental health. They also promise that, in most cases, patients can expect same-day prescriptions.  (Read More)

Senator Mike Lee: Overturn Roe Because “A Pre-Born Child is a Distinct, Unrepeatable Human Life”

(Life News) Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a masterpiece of jurisprudence and a long-overdue victory for the preborn. Should this opinion become the official holding of the Court, it will also be the vindication of decades of tireless effort from pro-life advocates and the conservative legal movement.

We should take a moment to appreciate the historic nature of this decision. While the leaked draft decision in Dobbs would not ban abortion in America—despite what its detractors would have you think—it would be a monumental step forward. If the Court adopts a decision of this nature, for the first time in nearly 50 years, legislatures in every state, democratically elected by voters, will be able to regulate abortion as they see fit.

Undoubtedly, many states will make decisions I find grievously wrong, but others will be free to enact laws that protect all human life. States will be free to acknowledge in law the truth that abortion is not health care, and that a preborn child is a distinct, unrepeatable human life.

The moment is not without some sense of loss, however. I am deeply upset that an employee of the Court could betray the trust of the justices and the judicial process by leaking the draft opinion. Yet, I am confident that this attempt to exert political pressure on the Court will ultimately not succeed.  (Read More)

GROOMER ALERT: Now They’re Trying to Get to Your Kids Through Their Breakfast Cereal

(PJ Media) I’m old enough to remember when kids’ breakfast cereal was a fun way to start the morning — especially if you were lucky enough to get a prize with your sugary treat!

[…]Well, all that’s changed. Now, instead of cool prizes, children are being force-fed woke messages from groomers trying to turn them into deviants.

Kellogg’s teamed up with GLAAD to force diversity messages on children at the breakfast table:

“Together With Pride cereal marks the latest chapter in a years long partnership with GLAAD and is the evolution of the much-loved All Together cereal, which previously was only available online,” said Doug VanDeVelde, General Manager of Kellogg U.S. Cereal Category in a press release. “Our delicious new recipe features berry-flavored, rainbow hearts dusted with edible glitter. We can’t wait for fans to try our latest limited run.”

[…]So not only will your kids receive free indoctrination every time they open a cereal box, but you, dear parents, will fund GLADD’s ongoing mission to groom our children with every purchase!  (Read More)

The Progressive Gospel Is Not Good News

(Faith & Freedom) “Christian” best-selling author Jen Hatmaker has voiced her support for Roe v. Wade after a leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion indicates that the landmark decision that legalized abortion appears set to be overturned.

The overturning of the 1973 Supreme Court judgment will cause “immediate, disproportionate harm,” and “not just emotional harm; physical and legal harm,” Hatmaker wrote on her blog.

Hatmaker, once a biblical evangelical, has now turned to so-called “progressive Christianity”—claiming to be “Christian” while denying the Truth of the Gospel.

Alisha Childers, also a well-known Christian author and singer, found her church drawing her away from the biblical Gospel toward progressivism. Her response was quite different from that of Hatmaker.

Jen Hatmaker, who has been making headlines in recent years for her spiritual move away from Scripture toward a “different,” progressive gospel is making headlines again as she strikes back at the possibility of Roe v Wade being overturned.  (Read More)

Left’s Reaction to Leaked Supreme Court Abortion Decision Exposes Its Misanthropy

(Daily Signal) News of the potential downfall of Roe v. Wade has prompted wailing and gnashing of teeth from the pro-abortion left. Though it might appear strange to deem a political party that proclaims empathy and equality as its highest virtues “misanthropic,” there is nothing that suggests a hatred of mankind quite like the practice and promotion of abortion.

Politico broke the story earlier this week that it had obtained a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization via an anonymous source. Written by Justice Samuel Alito, the decision is a repudiation of Roe that would send the abortion debate back to the states, if adopted.

The unprecedented leak prompted optimism and hope from a weary and embattled pro-life movement. However, the reaction from those on the pro-abortion side has been anything but cheerful.

Protestors took to the Supreme Court steps shortly after the leak chanting, “Abortion is health care,” and “My body, my choice,” with some even going as far as to repeat rounds of “If we don’t get it, tear it down.”  (Read More)

Five Pro-Abortion Bills California Wants To Pass In Light Of Draft Roe Opinion

(The Federalist) Within an hour of a leaked draft opinion revealing a Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, California’s left-wing governor pledged to “fight like hell” to save abortion access with the same three words that provoked a snap impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

“Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom. “This world is about to hear their fury. California will not sit back. We are going to fight like hell.”

Newsom pledged California would become a sanctuary for out-of-state abortion, surrounded by states with trigger laws restricting access to the deadly procedure upon the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The state had already been gearing up for Roe’s reversal after the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court heard arguments in a case to contest a Mississippi abortion ban beyond 15 weeks last December, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  (Read More)

Barna Research: “Survey Of ‘Christian’ Parents Shameful”

(Faith & Freedom) George Barna, a well-known researcher who has tracked American beliefs for generations, says his latest finding reflects a hard-hitting truth about hypocritical, clueless, culture-chasing Christian parents.

According to the latest study from the Cultural Research Center, 67% of adults with pre-teen children said they are Christians. Once that term is defined, however, only 1 in 50 hold an orthodox belief about God, the Bible, and truth.

Barna says from “diapers” to 13 years old are the most formative years of a kid’s life.

This is not intended to be a condemnation, but hopefully, it will serve as a wake-up call to Christian parents, and Christians of all ages.

Overall, we are miserably failing according to what Barna found.

[…]He says, “New research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University indicates that parents of preteens (under the age of 13) are in a state of spiritual distress.”  (Read More)

Dems Push for Second Opinion on Abortion

(Family Research Council) Another 24 hours have come and gone, and Americans are no closer to answering the burning questions on everyone’s minds: who leaked the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe — and why? In the aftermath of Monday night, the media is scrambling to play amateur detective, throwing out possible motives and scenarios, while the biggest story — Alito’s actual opinion — falls below the fold. The Supreme Court is on the verge of wiping out the bloodiest stain on America ever left by an activist court, and the message to both sides should be: get ready.

As much as the Left has leaned into this misunderstanding over the years, the end of Roe was never going to be the end of abortion in America. If the Lord answers our prayers and the Supreme Court strikes down the 1973 ruling, it will be the starting gun — not the finish line. The battle will shift to the states, where the legislative infrastructure that pro-lifers have spent the last several decades building will click into place. Each state will decide for themselves “whether and when” abortion would be legal. Some will allow it; others won’t. But what matters, as the justices themselves pointed out, is that the question would be left “for the people,” not courts wielding “raw judicial power.”  (Read More)

California Lawyers Train Teachers to Deceive Parents While Grooming Children

(RedState) This story is a prime example showing why the label “groomer” is accurate. Public school teachers in Ventura County, California, received advice from a law firm to help them deceive parents of children who are experiencing symptoms of gender dysphoria or confusion about their sexuality.

The lawyers also told educators that if they did not wish to obtain parents’ consent for their children to change their name or gender, they should refrain from keeping written records of discussions between the school and students. This is because parents have a right to view these documents.

The attorneys also recommended ways to conceal documents like the Gender Support Plan, which is essentially a roadmap to helping a student socially transition to the opposite sex. It includes items such as selecting pronouns, choosing which bathrooms/locker rooms to use, changing the name, and other steps. The lawyers advised that teachers keep these plans “in personal possession” — which means they do not have to share them with parents.  (Read More)

What happens in California doesn’t stay in California.  Parents be aware!

How Republican Senators Can Defund Biden’s Dystopic ‘Disinformation Board’

(The Federalist) In an apparent homage to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” — one the rest of us realize is a pointed political allegory but the Biden administration apparently views as a handbook — the Biden White House is establishing a Disinformation Governance Board.

Yes, you read that correctly. The government is going to decide what’s true and what’s false, and punish disseminators accordingly. The bureaucrats who run the Department of Homeland security, where this board will be housed, are going to be parsing fact from fiction, obviously to keep us all safe from the scourge of independent judgment and thought.

Naturally, Nina Jankowicz, the woman they’ve put in charge of this board, thinks America is a little too “free spirited.” Apparently, her life’s work has been focused on doing something about that.  (Read More)

The Transdemic: Gender Clinics, Big Money, and Identity Madness

(Standing For Freedom Center) There’s a public health crisis sweeping across America right now. A deadly contagion has gripped our population. Children, teenagers, and young adults are most susceptible to it and most seriously harmed by it. The disease, depending on the severity and how far it goes untreated, can inflict irreversible damage upon those who suffer from it.

No, it’s not COVID-19. It’s worse (and COVID-19 is bad). It’s the highly contagious and transmissible craze of transgenderism and trans ideology that is spreading like gangrene, infecting the minds and poisoning the hearts of our nation’s children.

This virus can be caught in their public school classrooms. Or from watching Disney+. Or by scrolling on their smartphones. In some cases, wicked teachers or other trusted authority figures — groomers — intentionally expose their students to the disease. When contracted, side effects can include self-loathing, body-hatred, and mental illness that often terminates in physical mutilation or even suicide.

The most serious public health crisis in America today isn’t a pandemic, it’s a “transdemic.” And we must do everything we can to stop it, to vaccinate our nation against it, before it infects and destroys another soul.  (Read More)

In A Post-Christian West, Expect A Resurgence Of Violence, Brutality, And Oppression

(The Federalist) In a disturbing sequence early on in “The Northman,” Robert Eggers’s brutal new Viking revenge epic, a band of entranced berserker warriors raid a Rus village. The ensuing slaughter is depicted in realist detail. At one point the film’s protagonist, Amleth, played by Alexander Skarsgård, rips out an enemy’s throat with his teeth.

[…]Eggers probably didn’t intend it, but “The Northman” is a powerful reminder that western civilization arose directly from Christianity, and depends on it for its vitality. Had the Catholic Church failed to convert Europe, the continent would have languished in paganism just as surely as the indigenous cultures of the Americas did. There would have been no St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas, no Magna Carta, no philosophy or theology, and no American Founding.

All of which to say: we are today living off the interest of Christianity, drawing from the deposit of faith that lifted the West out of paganism. Our civilization, with its insistence on individual rights and due process and enumerated powers and the rule of law, relies above all on a specifically Christian understanding of man and society and the cosmos. That’s what John Adams meant, for example, when he said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  (Read More)

Biden: Schools Are No Mom-and-Pop Shop

(Family Research Council) It should have been a standard award ceremony on Wednesday, when President Biden hosted the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year at the White House. But Biden just couldn’t resist throwing parents under the school bus. “They’re all our children,” he said. “And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Biden’s remarks echoed Terry McAuliffe during last year’s race for Virginia governor, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Unsurprisingly, his opponent Glenn Youngkin rode the wave of parental outrage to an upset victory.

Freshly reminded that standing for parents’ rights is popular, as well as principled, states like Florida have also acted to protect parental rights in education. The censorious Left reacted with characteristic hysteria, first affixing to Florida’s bill the misnomer “Don’t Say Gay,” and then childishly chanting the word “gay” in all sorts of inappropriate settings.  (Read More)

WATCH: Violence Breaks out at Pro-Abortion Protest After Democrat Politicians Call to ‘Fight’

(RedState) If you’ve been reading RedState lately, you are well aware of the insane reactions coming from the left in regards to the probable overturning of Roe v. Wade. One in particular involved Elizabeth Warren, who had a hysterical meltdown in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. You can check out my coverage of that by clicking here.

One comment, in particular, involved Warren screaming for pro-abortion fanatics to “fight,” and it looks like a group of far-left protesters in Los Angeles took up that mantle. A small riot broke out resulting in a police car being smashed and physical confrontations with police. Here’s the video of Warren followed by several videos of the violence in California.

I apologize in advance for making you watch the following derangement, but it needs to be seen.  (Read More)

Antifa Assaults Portland Republicans–Police Struggle to Respond

(Faith & Freedom) The resource-strapped Portland Police Bureau (PPB) took more than 20 minutes to respond when Antifa members assaulted a Republican campaign event near police headquarters in downtown Portland.

The irony is that the Saturday campaign event was sponsored by a Republican candidate for governor, Stan Pulliam, whose platform includes “refunding” the police department.

No arrests were made.

Be informed, not misled.

Following the event, Pulliam tweeted, “This is what happens when a Republican dares to hold an event in Portland to talk about funding our police.”

Planned Parenthood Caught Not Notifying Parents When Teen Girls are Victims of Sex Crimes

(Life News) Operation Rescue has obtained a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) print out from the Reno, Nevada, Police Department that notes it is Planned Parenthood’s policy to not notify a parent when a minor daughter is the victim of a sex crime.

The 911 call was placed on August 2, 2021, by Katherine Schopp, who is a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the affiliate that operates the Reno Planned Parenthood abortion facility.  Schopp reported that a minor between the ages of 10 and 17 was the victim of a sexual assault by an adult male.

The CAD stated in typical 911-style short-hand, “Patient is having sex w/an 18yoa male[.]  Unk where occurring other than ‘in Reno’ – Juv is in the health center now – Juv will not provide male’s name or current loc to [Planned Parenthood employees] – otherwise [redacted] Juv is cooperative.”

The CAD goes on to state that Planned Parenthood “made contact” with Child Protective Services to make a report prior to notifying police.  (Read More)

Amid Public Concern About Grooming Kids, American Library Association Picks President Who Pushes ‘Queering’ Libraries

(The Federalist) A large organization that drives the training of U.S. librarians and their use of public funds has chosen a self-described “Marxist lesbian” as its next president amid growing concern about libraries actively connecting children to sexually explicit activities and materials.

Emily Drabinski was elected president of the American Library Association last week by the organization’s members. She will take office in July 2023.

[…]The interim chief librarian of The Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), where she was previously the “critical pedagogy librarian,” Drabinski posts openly on her Twitter feed in support of sexually exposing children, union-led political strife, socialist politicians, and libraries pushing explicit and far-left material on unwilling taxpayers.

“It’s like concerted political efforts to sort of push this, sort of story about what libraries do which seems very, you know, it’s anathema to what libraries actually do, that we are, sort of pushing pornographic materials on our patrons and it’s really not what we do at all,” she claimed. “…There’s no big library agenda.”  (Read More)

Public schools are grooming your children

(Washington Times) On April 9, Oklahoma State University hosted a “drag queen story hour” for children as young as 2 years old on its campus. The event was part of the university’s “Pride 2022” celebration. A description for the program stated two drag performers would read books to all attendees and that the drag queen story hour was geared toward children between the ages of 2 to 8, but that “all ages [were] welcome to join in on the fun.”

You read that correctly. A major university, paid for by the good conservative citizens here in the heartland of America, is openly declaring that it is working to groom our children and that they are starting when they are as young as 2 years old.

This nonsense is pervasive across our nation. What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. If it’s happening in Oklahoma, it is happening in your own backyard.

I have told you before of the Chicago Public School District, where they now provide prophylactics to all fifth graders throughout the city’s school system because they “want to make condoms available to students … when they think they need them.”  (Read More)

Leftist Activists Hate Libs Of TikTok Because It Unmasks Them With Their Own Words

(The Federalist) The progressive left is very upset that people are able to see them clearly and aren’t afraid to criticize them any longer. This was made abundantly clear by the passionate support of Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz for her hit piece against the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok. While the primary discussion has been the ethics of journalists’ selective targeting, harassment, and doxxing of private individuals, it was the underlying argument of justification that provides the most interest.

In one response, Lorenz argues, “Yes, an acct whose goal is driving LGBTQ ppl out of public life is bad. Gay/trans ppl targeted by the acct have had their lives destroyed, but the *point* of the story is actually a nuanced look at radicalization & how the right wing outrage cycle functions. That’s worth covering.”

[…]Yet among the many accusing Libs of TikTok of being “anti-LGBT,” none of them seem to recognize that the account quite literally reposts TikTok videos by LGBT activists themselves. The entire purpose of the Twitter account is to upload videos from TikTok — which each TikTok creator permits in their own settings and can alter per video — to demonstrate to its audience what LGBT activists are saying out loud.  (Read More)

Two Americas: The Chasm Is Growing

(Faith & Freedom) It would be nice to have a unified America, but we don’t have that today. In fact, as the national debate turns more and more to moral issues, the chasm is growing deeper.

  • Polarization on social issues is creating dramatically different legal landscapes between red and blue states.
  • Republican-led states are passing laws limiting abortion and restricting child sex-change procedures, while Democrat-led states are expanding abortion access and styling themselves as havens for transgender children fleeing red states.
  • “The divide between the American Left and Right on whether or not children should be sexualized in schools continues to grow.

We can’t even agree on whether the United States should have borders—therefore, to even exist.

How did we get to this point of absolute cultural insanity and “pretend land?”  (Read More)

Coach Kennedy Prays for Keeps at SCOTUS

(Family Research Council) With all of the bad things he’s done in his life, Joe Kennedy is still amazed that “the thing that got me in trouble was praying.” Seven years after he lost his job as assistant coach of the Bremerton High School football team, he has no regrets for living out his faith at every game. Regardless of what the Supreme Court says about his public prayers, this Marine veteran knows better than anyone that the battles — on the field and off — belong to the Lord.

Stop praying or start walking. That was the message from district officials after Kennedy’s tradition of giving thanks from midfield at the end of games started catching on with players and opposing teams. The longtime Bremerton resident refused. He felt he’d been called to coach by God after 20 years in the military, and giving Him the glory for that opportunity was non-negotiable in his book.

At first, the coach prayed alone — until a few games in, when some of his players asked to join. “It’s a free county,” Kennedy replied.  (Read More)

If a Pastor Ever Tells You to Repent of Your ‘Whiteness’ — Run

(Standing For Freedom Center) DeYoung brought out three main issues throughout the entire panel (not necessarily sequentially) about how CRT 1) distorts American history; 2) provides a monocausal explanation of disparities in America; and 3) ultimately pushes Christians away from the gospel.

DeYoung argued that CRT, according to its own admission and definitions, presents a “revisionist view of American history” where white people have only ever supported efforts to reduce racism in this country when it serves “to work to their own benefits.” Of course, that’s not true, but that’s what CRT practitioners want us to think. DeYoung effectively summed it like this: As CRT-infected thinking has swept across our nation we have traded a “hagiography of American history” for a “hamartiography of American history.” In other words, instead of looking at our past and seeing it full of “saints” (that’s hagiography), it’s full of irredeemable sinners (that’s the hamartiography).  (Read More)

This Abortionist Travels From State to State to Kill as Many Babies in Abortions as Possible

(Life News) Shelly Tien is one of about 50 traveling abortionists in the U.S. who rushes from state to state aborting unborn babies and then leaving their mothers to suffer the consequences on their own.

But Tien and other abortionists often are portrayed as heroes in popular culture for their unnecessary, life-destroying work.

This week, Reuters published a profile of Tien, who works full-time at a Planned Parenthood in Jacksonville, Florida, but also travels to Alabama and Oklahoma to abort unborn babies.

Tien told the news outlet that she does abortions because she believes in the saying “Medicine = science + love.”

But her abortion practice is not based on science, medicine or love for her patients. Almost all of the nearly 1 million abortions in the U.S. every year are medically unnecessary and completely elective, and each kills a patient – a unique, living human child in the womb. Many mothers are harmed by abortion, too, sometimes physically and often emotionally after they realize that their child’s life was destroyed.  (Read More)

Musk’s Twitter takeover reveals the left for what it is

(WND) This week, in one of the most shocking business moves in recent memory, Twitter reversed itself and decided to sell itself after all to Elon Musk, who paid some $44 billion for the privilege. The move was made, at least in part, for ideological reasons; Musk has been vocally critical of Twitter’s management of information flow. Immediately upon the news of the buyout breaking, Musk tweeted, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functional democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”

All of these seem like worthwhile and anodyne goals. More speech, not less. More transparency, not less.

And yet the political left went utterly insane.  (Read More)