Think the “Equality Act” Will Spare Churches and Religious Schools? Think Again.

(Alliance Defending Freedom) You might expect churches and religious schools, of all places, to remain safe from the government’s meddling hands.

Our Constitution does guarantee religious freedom, after all.

But if the “Equality Act” is passed—which President Biden has promised to push for in the first 100 days of his administration—not even churches and religious schools will be safe from the government’s reach.

The deceptively named “Equality Act” would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing laws banning discrimination in places of public accommodation, employment, housing, and by recipients of federal financial assistance.

And while its name may sound nice to some, the “Equality Act” actually poses devastating and unprecedented threats to religious freedom.  (Read More)

Conservatives finally see corporate America’s left alignment

(OneNewsNow) The director of the Free Enterprise Project is not completely surprised by a new Gallup poll showing Republicans’ satisfaction with the size and influence of major corporations is down 26 points to a record-low 31% for that party.

Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research recently told the “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” program that his “only surprise” is that it took Republicans and conservatives so long to wake up and realize that corporate America and large businesses are now steadily aligned with the political left “on nearly any single category that you can think of,” but specifically when it comes to culture.  (Read More)

The New ‘Blues Clues’ Is A Woke Puppy Peddling Gender Identity Propaganda To Children

(The Federalist) The new “Blues Clues” is committed to revealing a lot of clues about the left-wing dogma of gender identity. The cartoon puppy mascot of the educational series teaching children ages 3-5 has taken on a new topic outside the traditional realm of simple numbers, shapes, and letters: woke social justice activism of gender dysphoria.

“P is full of Pride,” the reboot’s alphabet song proclaims alongside images of different pride flags representing pansexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, asexuals, gender fluid individuals, nonbinary individuals, intersex, and transgender people.  (Read More)

Oregon Dept. of Education: Asking Students To ‘Show Their Work’ In Math Class Is A Form Of White Supremacy

(Daily Wire) A mathematics guide sent out to Oregon schools tells educators that asking students to show their work in math class is a form of white supremacy.

In an email sent out by the Oregon Department of Education, teachers were encouraged to enroll in a course called “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction.” The course came with an 82-page instructional guide that lists the ways in which white supremacy is perpetuated in math class.

“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions,” the guide reads. “Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”   (Read More)

The Backlash to Biden’s Transgender Agenda Is Already Brewing

(PJ Media) President Joe Biden promised to be a president “for all Americans,” even for those who did not vote for him. Yet in his first few days in office, Biden signed divisive executive orders championing the nebulous concept of gender identity over biological sex. Biden’s new orders threaten to upend science and fairness in many segments of American society, including women’s sports, women’s private spaces, the military, and medicine. Republicans in at least 13 states are fighting back.

Biden issued an executive order banning “discrimination” on the basis of gender identity. The order requires schools to open girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, and sports leagues to biological boys. It requires health care plans to pay for experimental transgender “treatments” and requires doctors and hospitals to perform them.  (Read More)

Bad Education

(Discovery Institute) A Philadelphia elementary school recently forced fifth-grade students to celebrate “black communism” and simulate a Black Power rally in honor of political radical Angela Davis.

According to whistleblower documents and a source within the school, a fifth-grade teacher at the inner-city William D. Kelley School designed a social studies curriculum to celebrate Davis, praising the “black communist” for her fight against “injustice and inequality.” As part of the lesson, the teacher asked students to “describe Davis’ early life,” reflect on her vision of social change, and “define communist” — presumably in favorable terms.  (Read More)

When the Hateful Think They Are the Virtuous

(Creators) This week, Virginia Heffernan, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, unleashed the most perverse column in recent memory. The title: “What can you do about the Trumpites next door?” Heffernan wasn’t lamenting neighbors who had tagged her house with pro-Trump graffiti, or who had participated in the Jan. 6 riots, or who had even held an election watch party and turned the music up too loud. No, Heffernan was lamenting the travails of living next door to Trump supporters … who had cleared her driveway of snow.

Heffernan writes, “Trumpites next door to our pandemic getaway … just plowed our driveway without being asked and did a great job.” This simple act launched Heffernan into a journey of angst and rage. “How am I going to resist demands for unity in the face of this act of aggressive niceness?” she laments.  (Read More)

The SPLC’s Horrifying Plan for Your Children’s Schools

(PJ Media) The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), notorious for branding mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits “hate groups” and including them on a list with the Ku Klux Klan while ignoring the destructive and deadly antifa riots, has adopted Marxist critical race theory and has asked the government to push this noxious agenda in public schools. This week, the SPLC urged President Joe Biden to direct taxpayer funds to develop a “curriculum on structural racism” in the Department of Education. The smear group also revamped its Teaching Tolerance program, which pushes its leftist agenda in schools.

In the SPLC’s annual “Year in Hate” report released on Monday, the organization called on the federal government to “address far-right and racist narratives” by providing “funding for the Department of Education to develop a curriculum on structural racism and funding for states to implement their own related initiatives.”  (Read More)

GOP head honchos run oligarchy, keep conservative ideas at bay

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) The Idaho Legislature operates more or less as an oligarchy. Major policies are selected or shelved at the whim of an empowered few, usually behind closed doors. If those in charge don’t like your idea, or they want to protect a special interest group’s … special interest, the easiest path to victory is to keep a bill from seeing the light of day.

Consider two examples: For many years, Idahoans have rallied behind the idea of removing the sales tax on groceries. The Legislature voted in 2017 to repeal the tax, but the governor at the time vetoed the bill. Four years later, conservatives can’t even get the idea off the launchpad. Why? Because the chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, Steve Harris, won’t allow a bill to be introduced, even though it’s a concept he voted for four years ago.

Harris won’t say so, but it’s likely that he’s operating under orders from House Speaker Scott Bedke and Majority Leader Mike Moyle. They won’t grant the idea a modicum of daylight.  (Read More)

Study: College “Diversity” Schemes Worsen Stereotypes and Intensify Alienation

(The New American) “Diversity” is now both dogma and buzzword, with many Americans accepting as supposition that it should be sought as an end unto itself. But a new report from the think tank the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) finds that campus diversity efforts are actually destructive.

In fact, the study indicates that such endeavors serve to intensify stereotypes and increase student alienation and dissatisfaction with their college experience.

The report, “‘Campus Diversity and Student Discontent: The Costs of Race and Ethnic Preferences in College Admissions’ was written by researcher Althea Nagai, who also wrote a 2018 CEO report on Asian Americans and affirmative action in admissions,” informs The College Fix.  (Read More)

‘Transition’ Treatment Harms Kids, Veteran Psychiatrist at UK Gender Clinic Says

(The Daily Signal) Children “have been very seriously damaged” in receiving treatment at the United Kingdom’s premier gender identity facility, a former psychiatrist there says in a bombshell interview.

Dr. David Bell faced disciplinary action after writing an internal report in 2018 raising concerns about procedures at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which operates the U.K.’s sole “Gender Identity Development Service.”

After working with Tavistock and Portman for 24 years as a consultant psychiatrist, Bell recently retired. In the interview with London-based Channel 4 News, he speaks openly about his observations about giving children puberty blockers, treating every girl with a gender or sexual issue as “conversion therapy,” and politicizing support for transgender children.  (Read More)

I’m Not A Powerful Person, But I Still Plan To Help Save America

(The Federalist) Like you, I have been stunned by the 2020 infringements on our liberty, concerned about political polarization resulting in living side-by-side in two different realities, burdened by ongoing Black Lives Matter-related rioting as well as the only non-leftist assault in the Capitol, and genuinely fearful of BigTech’s rampant censorship.

On Jan. 10, 49BC, Caesar crossed the Rubicon. It feels like this January, America has crossed it as well. Cultural totalitarianism is on the march, and this progressive army does not tolerate dissenters.

You’ve probably been asking yourself the same thing I have: “What can an ordinary dissenter like me do to save this republic?” My only answer is: “Anything I can to fortify myself and others.”  (Read More)

TN Governor: Transgender athletes will ‘destroy women’s sports’

(OneNewsNow) Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that transgender girls should be banned from playing on middle and high school sports teams or they will “destroy women’s sports.”

“I do believe that transgenders participating in women’s sports will destroy women’s sports,” Lee told reporters. “It will ruin the opportunity for girls to earn scholarships. It will put a glass ceiling back over women that hasn’t been there in some time. I think it’s bad for women and for women’s sports.”

Lee’s comments come as Tennessee Republicans began advancing a proposal this week requiring student athletes to prove that the student’s sex matches the student’s “original” birth certificate in order to participate in public school sports. If a birth certificate is unavailable, then the parents must provide another form of evidence “indicating the student’s sex at the time of birth.”  (Read More)

French Officials Are Warning That American “Cancel Culture” and “Woke Leftism” Is a Threat to the Country

(RedState) The extreme leftist “woke” culture is a disease that has infected the country and French officials are now sounding the alarm that it must not infect France itself.

“Woke” culture is an ideology that breaks every interaction with anything on the planet down to the identity of the person interacting with it. For instance, it gave birth to the 1619 Project, which boils America down to nothing but its sin of slavery and claims that America really started when the first slave arrived in America in 1619, not upon the founding of the country in 1776. Like Nazism did with the Jewish people, wokeism teaches that white people are to blame for every problem under the sun and that in order to obtain true equality, they must be disadvantaged in various ways while other races must be given special treatment and benefits.

According to the Daily Mail, French officials see what’s happening in America and are making it clear that they need to be ideologically opposed to it…  (Read More)

Universities’ Insane COVID Rules And Snitch Culture Are Training The Next Generation To Embrace Totalitarianism

(The Federalist) If you think state and federal government COVID-19 policies are too restrictive, you haven’t been to a college campus lately. Schools across the country have imposed extreme, micromanaging rules on 19-22 year olds—a demographic more likely to die from the seasonal flu and pneumonia than COVID.

Paying top dollar at already overpriced institutions for vastly inferior remote learning, university students remain unnecessarily isolated and barred from using the services and facilities they and their families are paying for.

Many schools, like Southern Methodist University, forbid students from having guests in their dorm rooms. Others have even installed security cameras in the hallways aimed at residents’ doors to monitor adherence.  (Read More)

10 Steps For Resisting Joe Biden’s Order To Transgender Public Schools

(The Federalist) This is not a theoretical or small-time debate even if almost no transgender males join female sports teams, or if the ones who do rarely beat that many women. It is about getting people to kiss the ring and pretend they believe what they know is false. It is about subjugating people’s understanding of reality to prepare society for increased totalitarianism.

Every single one of us needs to understand the stakes here are not at all about a few trans kids playing on opposite-sex sports teams, or showering next to kids of the opposite sex somewhere. The obvious reality that men and women are different in meaningful ways that require us to treat them differently in some contexts is a hill to stake a claim on and refuse to budge no matter the outcome. This is a cultural sanity touchstone and human rights issue.  (Read More)

‘I’m with Franklin!’ petition takes on cancel culture

(OneNewsNow) An online petition defending Rev. Franklin Graham aims to counter the attack of a left-wing religious group seeking to oust him from serving as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) is collecting online signatures in its campaign to ward off the attack on Graham from the radical left group, Faithful America – originally founded by the National Council of Churches and previously funded by far-left billionaire George Soros.

Faithful America seeks to remove the world-renowned evangelist from his Christian leadership positions for agreeing with overwhelming evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election leading to President Joe Biden’s victory. The group points to an online post in which Graham stated he believed President Donald Trump’s argument that evidence of massive election fraud was covered up by the mainstream media and Democrats and labeled as a conspiracy theory.  (Read More)

Where’s the Shame in Protecting Religious Liberty?

(FRC) Elections have real-life consequences. This is true for religious protections, which can vary greatly depending on the incumbent presidential administration. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was a fearless advocate for faith during the Trump administration. Now, only two weeks into the Biden administration, a prominent appointee to the DOJ is making it known that she considers standing up for faith “shameful.”

The DOJ championed religious liberty over the past four years, first under the leadership of Jeff Sessions and then William Barr. When then-Attorney General Sessions announced the establishment of a Religious Liberty Task Force in July 2018, he said, “A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom. There can be no doubt. This is no little matter. It must be confronted and defeated.” He was and still is correct.  (Read More)

How social justice silences

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Higher education is a unique institution founded on the ideal of genuine commitment to unfettered intellectual exploration.

Over the past decades, though, activists on college campuses have diverted university resources toward enforcing complete intellectual and ideological conformity to social justice theory. This ideology has grown enough to infect the procedural workings, administrative culture, curriculum, and everyday lives of students at college campuses across America.

Zealous groups on campus are emboldened by this bias to revolutionize the country by silencing, punishing, discouraging, and harassing individuals with ideas and perspectives that do not conform to the ideological worldview of social justice.  (Read More)

Don’t Let Critical Theory Cancel History

(Heritage Foundation) In his second inaugural address, Ronald Reagan said, “Let history say of us, ‘These were golden years—when the American Revolution was reborn … with heart and hand, let us stand as one today: One people under God determined that our future shall be worthy of our past.”

Unfortunately, Americans’ knowledge and understanding of the past are in a dismal state. A RAND Corporation survey from 2019 finds that just 32% of K-12 teachers considered “knowledge of facts”—such as of the Revolution—to be “absolutely essential” to social studies, last on a list of 12 other tasks. A RAND survey from 2020, meanwhile, found most social studies teachers felt they were not “well prepared to support students’ civic development.”  (Read More)

The United States of Election Reform

(FRC) If the mess of 2020 accomplished anything, it was lighting a fire under conservative states. After weeks of election counting, recounting, and questions, more legislatures than ever are determined to stop Democrats from taking advantage of COVID again. Cheat-by-mail is going to end, they warn. And a record number of states are lining up to prove it.

Most Republicans didn’t need motivation after November — but what’s happened in the first 15 days under Joe Biden is only giving them more. Watching this new administration try to rule with an iron E.O., overturning wave after wave of American progress, has made election reformers out of everyone. Leaders like Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), who sued to challenge Pennsylvania’s process, are sticking with their court challenges — this time, with a bigger goal: restoring Americans’ faith in the process.  (Read More)

Jen Psaki Says Joe Biden is “Delivering on His Promise” of Unity By Forcing Americans to Fund Abortions

(LifeNews) White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said today that Joe Biden is “delivering on his promise” of unity and healing by forcing Americans to fund abortions. When asked about his promise to unify Americans and how orders promoting abortion are divisive to the majority of pro-life Americans who oppose abortions, she defended Biden’s executive orders.

During her press conference today, a reporter from EWTN asked Psaki, “President Biden has stated that he wants to unite the country, and the first two weeks he’s been in office however, and much to the great disappointment of pro-life Americans, he has revoked the Mexico City Policy, he has ordered the review of Title X, and issued a statement strongly supporting Roe v. Wade. Is the president going to make any effort to reach out to pro-life Americans in his administration?”  (Read More)

Spoiled Rotten

(Discovery Institute) The United Nations International School has succumbed to the new racial hysteria. Last year, students at the elite New York City school — which educates the children of UN diplomats at a cost of up to $44,000 per year — launched an anonymous social media campaign denouncing their teachers and administrators for their “vast history of systemic racism,” “white liberal racist thinking,” and “direct, intentional, repeated racial trauma.” The student threatened to “cancel” their “oppressors” through social media shaming — and administrators immediately caved in to their demands.

The saga began last June, when a group of students launched an anonymous Instagram channel, Black At UNIS, which started posting dozens of anonymous and unverified accusations against the school and specific teachers.  (Read More)

VIRTUAL EVENT: University Indoctrination: How it Started and How to Stop It

(Heritage Foundation) American parents have unwittingly become the primary recruiters and funders of campus radicalization. Higher education today, as Professor John Ellis describes in his book The Breakdown of Higher Education, does not teach college and university students how to think, but rather what to think.

If you are increasingly frustrated over the political indoctrination at over-priced colleges and universities and believe Western Civilization’s classics are being canceled in favor of leftist grievance studies, tune in. Our experts will look at how colleges and universities in America reached this sorry state and provide strategies toward protecting professors, students, and parents who refuse to exchange the freedom of speech and diversity of thought for the views of the “woke” mob.  (Sign Up)