So Much For The P.T.A.–Parents Push Back

(Faith & Freedom) Once the “Parent Teacher Association” (PTA) was a helpful, constructive association in almost every public school district across the land.

The “association” between parents and teachers is frayed, if not gone in today’s great American pushback.

I’ve written about and talked about on the radio, the National Education Association’s declared attack on parents over the subject of racism in America.

In their annual conference last weekend, the NEA told the parents of the 50.7 million kids in public schools that they “would” teach Critical Race Theory to their children, and the parents “will not” stop them.

One black theologian is wondering if there is a demonic dimension to this battle.

The growing pushback by parents is underway, and all Christians and conservatives should be informed as to what is actually happening.  (Read More)

Loudoun County Parents Discover Chilling CRT Teacher Training Material

(RedState) Below you will find training materials used by the Equity Collaborative for Loudoun County Public Schools teacher training in May/June 2020.

Some highlights from the training:

— “The culturally competent professional does not profess color blindness.”

— “Culturally competent professionals accept responsibility for their own racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc., and attempt to deal with them in a non-defensive, guilt free manner. They have begun the process of defining a new non-oppressive and non-explotative attitude. In terms of racism, for example, addressing one’s Whiteness (e.g., white privilege) is crucial for effective teaching.”

— “Teachers have a special role to teach academics (and inculcate morals). ‘The teacher is the second mother.’ Parents’ role is to socialize children (and respect teachers’ authority).”  (Read More)

Anti-Christian Hysteria Has Grown Into Church-Burning Terror, And People Might Be Next

(The Federalist) St. Ann’s Catholic Church was a small church built to serve a small town, but that humble building was a mighty testament to the people who built and nourished it.

The people of Chuchuwayha Indian Reserve Number Two traveled more than 40 miles, each way, by horse and wagon, to pick up the lumber they used to build their small church, by hand, outside the town of Hedley, British Columbia. That church stood for more than a century, providing spiritual nourishment to its small congregation at the far-flung edge of the world.

But now, St. Ann’s is gone. On June 26, it burned until nothing was left but a smoldering pile of ash. It wasn’t lightning or a tragic accident. It was arson — and it wasn’t an isolated incident.

All over Canada, churches are going up in flames.  (Read More)

America, If You Want to Know What’s Coming Next, Look to Canada and Be Forewarned

(Townhall) In some respects, Canada has been a step ahead of America in terms of moral and cultural decline. That means that what happens in Canada today – and I mean what happens in the most negative sense – could well be coming to America tomorrow.

Of course, in other respects, America is far ahead of Canada in terms of serious moral issues. Just consider the difference in gun violence between our nations. Or ask yourself who is the world leader in exporting and providing porn, Canada or America?

Yet, when it comes to government overreach or attacks on fundamental liberties or hostility towards the Church, Canada’s descent has been more frightening.

We do well to pay attention to what is taking place to our north.  (Read More)

Frederick Douglass Versus the 1619 Project

(The Epoch Times) How amusing it is to see the advocates of critical race theory (CRT) and the 1619 Project vehemently deny that their philosophy is even being taught in elementary and secondary schools. Most recently, teachers’ union president Randi Weingarten insisted that CRT is merely a subject of discussion in law schools and the legal community, not in the public school system.

Hogwash! Parents wouldn’t be mobilizing against CRT if they didn’t witness its divisive propaganda being dumped on their children. Ironically, we have the COVID lockdowns to thank for this. Ordinarily, parents aren’t exposed to what their children are being taught in school. But with online instruction, they can pop into their kid’s room and go, “They’re teaching him WHAT?”

If CRT and its ideological cousin the 1619 Project really aren’t being taught in schools, why would the teachers unions and the left worry about them being banned by state legislators?  (Read More)

Planned Parenthood sex ed ‘sexualizes’ children, ‘leading to abortion’: former volunteer says

(Christian Post) A former Planned Parenthood sex education volunteer says a program that Iowa recently banned from receiving taxpayer funding pushed materials that encouraged students to become sexually active, “leading them to abortion.”

Monica Cline, a former volunteer educator with Planned Parenthood, was recently interviewed by the Catholic news outlet EWTN for a “Pro-Life Weekly” segment.

The interview came in response to a recent decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to uphold the right of the state to ban Planned Parenthood from participating in two federally-funded grant programs.

Cline expressed support for the decision, saying that Planned Parenthood’s educational materials are aimed at “pushing sexuality and sexualizing children.”  (Read More)

Here’s How Critical Race Theory Activists Try to Pull The Wool Over America’s Eyes

(PJ Media) Parents are speaking out against schools teaching about “white privilege” and “institutional racism,” and some have even gotten arrested at school board meetings. A New Jersey English teacher resigned because an ideology of skin color “power hierarchies” had dominated her school. An Oregon school superintendent suggested that if teachers don’t want to teach “anti-racism,” they should seek employment elsewhere. The largest teachers union in America expressly committed itself to fighting back against “anti-CRT rhetoric.”

Yet Ibram X. Kendi (born Ibram Henry Rogers), the founder of the much-vaunted “anti-racism” movement, took to The Atlantic with the Orwellian claim that “There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory.”  (Read More)

NEA Declares War On Parents

(Faith & Freedom) The National Education Association has moved to openly promoting the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and to allocate funds to research the “organizations attacking educators.”

Those referred to as “attacking” are conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation and others. It also refers to parents who disagree with their children being indoctrinated with CRT teachings that say America is systemically racist and corrupt and so are the people who oppose CRT’s Marxist ideology and the widely discredited New York Times “1619 Project.”

The nation’s largest teacher’s union has declared war on parents and parental authority.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says this strikes at the very foundations of our country.

I would also add that it also strikes at the very foundation of the cornerstone of our culture: The family.  (Read More)

Dear Christian: Patriotism is a Biblical Virtue

(Standing For Freedom Center) It’s okay to be a patriot and a Christian. Patriotism in and of itself is not incompatible with Christianity nor does it redefine Christianity, just like being a football fan doesn’t compromise your salvation – unless you’re an Eagles fan, of course.

It’s incredible how logically inept culture can be. Wokism will suggest — and in some cases demand — that patriotism in America is wrong, especially for Christians, because wokism takes their flaw-of-the-day and generalizes it with the American majority. Thus, if you’re a Christian you’re not allowed to have pride in America because then you’re suddenly showing support for the variable flaw that wokists feel like being offended about.

Don’t buy into it. Wokists don’t care about America. They also don’t care about the issues that they say make America a bad country. Wokism is a poisonous doctrine of baseless facts that manifest into ungratefulness, selfishness, and contempt for America — a nation that has blood-secured freedom and opportunity for each of its citizens.   (Read More)

Facebook Is Now Identifying And Reeducating You And Your ‘Extremist’ Conservative Friends

(The Federalist) Facebook users started receiving notifications Thursday in a new campaign to “provide resources and support to people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content or may know someone who is at risk.”

The Big Tech giant is sending out two notifications to certain users. One asks, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” The Facebook message then goes on to suggest that “you can help” by joining their support group. “Hear stories and get help from people who have escaped violent extremist groups.”

The other notification reads, “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently.” The message continues, “Violent groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. You can take action now to protect yourself and others.” Finally, Facebook prompts users to “Get support from experts.”  (Read More)

Gender and sexuality of our youth: Natural or deliberate indoctrination?

(Christian Post) As the battle rages on in our society about gender identity and the treatment of same-sex relationships under the law, the church is not immune from addressing these issues head-on – even at the dinner table. If you are like me, these questions are a constant source of debate with teenage children who are bombarded with social media and classroom discussions on the topic that challenge our Biblical views on sexuality, marriage, and gender.

Alarming statistics from a recent Gallup poll show that the onslaught of LGBTQ messaging directed at our youth is working. The report states, “younger generations are far more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual. This includes about one in six adult members of Generation Z (those aged 18 to 23 in 2020)…and more than half of those claim they are bisexual.”  The fact that the rise is most pronounced in young people and the majority is not experiencing same-sex attraction, indicates that the deliberate indoctrination of our children not to accept traditional gender roles is increasingly successful.   (Read More)

Church Holds Worship Services Outside Planned Parenthood to Save Babies From Abortion

(LifeNews) Planned Parenthood is trying to permanently stop a church from holding worship services outside its abortion facility in Spokane, Washington.

On Friday, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho asked a Spokane County Superior Court judge for a permanent injunction against The Church at Planned Parenthood, KREM News 2 reports.

The abortion chain claims the pro-life ministry has been violating a temporary injunction that a judge issued in 2020 and “interfering with patients’ access to healthcare,” according to the report.

However, leaders of The Church at Planned Parenthood say they are not protesters. Their purpose is to worship God and pray for repentance “of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust.” Prior to the judge’s order, hundreds of people would gather to worship outside the abortion facility in Spokane, according to the local news.  (Read More)

California’s Latest Gender Identity Law Is Producing Predictable Consequences

(Townhall) A California state law passed last year and implemented on January 1, 2021 allows men to be housed at prisons with women. All they have to do is identify as a woman and they’re in. No questions or judgement allowed.

Sane people knew the law would have negative effects on women in California’s prisons by putting them at risk for assault and abuse. Now, six months into the practice the results have been horrific. Worse, they were completely predictable.

But prisons aren’t the only places women are being forced to allow men into their personal and intimate spaces. Shelters for battered women are also under attack and transgender activists continue to demand men be allowed to sleep in the same quarters as abused women. Democrats in Washington D.C. want to cement these policies on a federal level through the Equality Act.  (Read More)

Opening America’s Borders Is Not Compassionate, It’s Inhumane

(The Federalist) It was more than 25 years ago that we met as I worked in a border-area emergency room, but my memory of her remains crystal-clear even today.

Her coal-black eyes were piercing and never rested. They radiated fear and hatred. They engaged anyone who moved near her, digesting and assessing, as she tried to answer the ancient question: “Friend or foe?”

Her slow, cat-like movements were like clockwork: Clench her fists, flex her arms, flex her knees, slowly test the restraints on her wrists, look at the door, look at the window, look at the officer assigned to monitor her, strain to hear the sounds in the hall. She never seemed to worry with the 18-inch incision in her abdomen. She was ready to escape at the first opportunity. She had no time for her pain.

Yet it was pain that brought her here, and that saved her life. A week earlier, a call to emergency services had resulted in her passage through the doors of the emergency room and into the public health system.  (Read More)

Squad Dems: A Fourth to Be Reckoned With

(FRC) Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) used the anniversary of America’s Independence to parrot the 1619 Project’s about continued racial oppression and fundamental injustice. She tweeted, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.” This is a textbook example of the 1619 Project’s false narrative of American history. America elected a black president in 2008, vice president in 2020, and many members of Congress, including Cori Bush herself. “Black Lives Matter,” an organization with nothing but its name to recommend it, raised $90 million in one year. Not to mention America’s many popular and successful black athletes, musicians, entertainers, scholars, and entrepreneurs.  (Read More)

It’s Critical Race Theory That Is Un-American, Not Laws Banning It

(The Federalist) Without breaking a sweat, the New York Times has gone from insisting critical race theory doesn’t exist to arguing state legislatures must let public schools inflict it on kids. Kmele Foster, David French, Jason Stanley, and Thomas Chatterton Williams claim in the Times that “Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws Are Un-American.”

This is exactly backwards. It’s teaching critical race theory that is un-American. The reframed Marxist ideology aims to destroy core American cultural and legal norms, including those these authors claim as the basis of their support for forcing taxpayers to subsidize its racism.

Just to name a few, critical theorists oppose free speech, the consent of the governed, freedom of association, and equal justice under the law. This is not about banning them from speaking, but in using representative government to deny them the privilege of taxpayer sinecures to help them foment America’s subversion and collapse.  (Read More)

To Eradicate Critical Theories in K-12 Parents Need to Know about the Invisible Layer of Control

(PJ Media) The battle over curriculum using critical theories in the K-12 classroom is raging nationwide. Legislatures have taken up the issue in some states, either mandating or prohibiting these curriculums. While state legislatures have broad powers in defining school curriculum, there is a robust debate about whether the laws prohibiting the teaching of these ideas are wise. Videos of contentious school board meetings on the local level are going viral.

However, discussions often ignore one important group. In between the state education department and the local school district is a layer of non-profits. While you may be familiar with accreditation for colleges and specific types of degree programs, certain organizations provide accreditation at the K-12 level in about 20 states. This additional layer of oversight is becoming a burden for parents in Georgia school districts who deal with activist school board members pushing curriculum based on critical theories.  (Read More)

Is a “Climate Crisis” Lockdown Coming Soon?

(Faith & Freedom) Amid record-setting temperatures across Washington State, Oregon, and the West, local leaders are pointing to the ongoing threat of “climate change.”

Washington’s Gov. Inslee says we’ve got to do more than turn up our AC’s.

Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County Public Health Officer, says this heat is linked to a much larger crisis, warning this climate change crisis is only projected to worsen.

Some are suggesting another lockdown is needed—a “climate crisis” lockdown. And they have “evidence” to back up their suggestion.

Be informed, not misled.  (Read More)

Idaho public school teachers defend pushing critical race theory on students

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Parents and teachers across the country are denouncing critical race theory as racist indoctrination of innocent children. Idaho public officials, however, consider their conservative state to be immune to the progressive education movement, arguing “It’s not happening here.”

Meanwhile, 14 Idaho public school teachers are defending pushing CRT on students.

The Zinn Education Project created a national petition that has collected thousands of signatures from teachers pledging to violate state laws that ban critical race theory in public schools, including 14 signatures (and counting) from Idaho teachers.

The petition states that Idaho’s law aims “to prohibit teachers from teaching the truth about this country: It was founded on dispossession of Native Americans, slavery, structural racism and oppression; and structural racism is a defining characteristic of our society today.”  (Read More)

Be Safe: Don’t Visit Your Dying Parent. Don’t Leave Your House. Don’t Get Married. Don’t …

(Dennis Prager) As many observers have noted, staying safe has become a religion. “Safetyism,” as it is sometimes called, like all religions, places what it values — in this case, being safe — above other values. Safetyism explains the willingness of Americans to give up their most cherished values — including liberty — in the name of safety for the last year and a half.

Millions of Americans not only gave up their right to go to work, earn a living, attend church or synagogue, and visit friends and relatives, but they even gave up their right to visit dying relatives and friends. One can assume that nearly every person recorded as having died of COVID-19 died without having a single loved one at their bedside from the moment they entered a hospital until their death. The acceptance of such cruelty — irrational and unscientific cruelty, one might add — can only be explained by the failure of generations of schools and parents to teach liberty, while successfully teaching the worship of safety. If your father had to die alone, it was worth it for the sake of safety; if your mother had to be in what amounted to solitary confinement in a nursing home for more than a year, that, too, was worth it for the sake of safety. And, of course, if political leaders and leaders in science and medicine have to lie for the sake of safety, so be it; truth, too, is less important than safety.  (Read More)

Texas court rules that Facebook does not have blanket liability protection against sex trafficking activities on its platform

(Standing For Freedom Center) The ruling was made in response to three plaintiffs who filed separate civil lawsuits against Facebook under a Texas law that allows civil redress against “those who intentionally or knowingly benefit from participation in a sex-trafficking venture.” The three plaintiffs said they became victims of sex trafficking after meeting their victimizers on either Facebook or Instagram (which is owned by Facebook), and all three were minors at the time they were recruited.

Facebook sought to have all of the suits dismissed on the grounds that it is fully shielded by Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that protects tech companies from any liability for the content that runs over those platforms.

The Texas Supreme Court rejected their motion to dismiss the suits. The judges further ruled that Section 230 does not provide Facebook blanket protection regardless of what happens on its site, noting that the provision does not permit Facebook to be a “lawless no-man’s-land.”  (Read More)

Marijuana linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts

(Christian Post) A National Institutes of Health study has found that using marijuana might increase the risk of suicidal ideation and attempts to self harm, even among those with no history of depression.

The study, titled “Associations of Suicidality Trends With Cannabis Use as a Function of Sex and Depression Status,” was published in the journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday. It involved face-to-face household interviews as part of the 2008-2019 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health conducted by researchers with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored the research as part of the NIH.

What the researchers found was that men who used marijuana daily and suffered from depression had an increase in suicidal ideation from 14.9% (2008-2009) to 21.9% (2018-2019), and 10.3% (2008-2009) to 17% (2018-2019), among non-daily users.

According to the findings, women who used marijuana also appeared to have a greater associated risk of suicidal ideation than men who used marijuana.  (Read More)

Nickelodeon Promotes Transgender Programming to Kids

(Daily Signal) My generation of Americans was raised in the church and taught to live and act according to the moral and ethical prescriptions written in the Holy Bible. It was a life guide for business, relationships, and how one should carry themselves.

Looking back at the greatest generation and the one that came afterward, it is evident those time-tested values duly prepared these Americans for true greatness—so well that even the Father above would look down and smile, which is far from what can be said about today’s generation.

Today’s young people are misguided by false promises of perfection and utopic idealism. These unattainable ideals lead to accepting all things and maintaining standards of nothing, both big and small.

Just 36% of millennials claim they belong to a church, according to Gallup. From a cursory level, this may seem as if today’s generations just aren’t concerned with their labels. However, they are indications of the trappings of a society headed toward moral decline.  (Read More)

Hammer Thrower Nails Contempt for U.S.A.

(FRC) “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” That phrase – often attributed to Bernard Baruch – could easily be applied to the tenor of our times, especially this past week.

At the U.S. Olympic track and field trials over the weekend, a scene that’s becoming all-too-familiar played out during a medal ceremony for the women’s hammer throw event. As the gold, silver, and bronze medalists were on the podium receiving their medals, the national anthem began to play – not for the medal ceremony, but to precede the start of the evening session of the trials. Most in attendance, including the gold and silver medalist, turned toward the flag with hands on heart for the anthem. But bronze medalist Gwen Berry – who will be representing the United States of America in Tokyo on the U.S. Olympic team – chose that moment to put on display an open disdain for America’s national anthem. Berry, hand on hip, turned away from the flag, and put a T-shirt that read “activist athlete” over her head.  (Read More)

Court Rules Iowa legislature Can Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

(LifeNews) Iowans won a victory in court Wednesday when the state Supreme Court decided that taxpayers do not have to fund Planned Parenthood’s controversial sex education programs.

The Des Moines Register reports the Iowa Supreme Court ruled 6-1 in favor of the 2019 law, arguing that the state has legitimate concerns about the abortion chain teaching children.

In 2019, the Iowa legislature passed a law to disqualify abortion providers from its sex education grants in response to a strong public outcry. But Planned Parenthood of the Heartland sued, claiming the state unfairly singled it out, and a state judge blocked the law.

The Iowa Supreme Court disagreed Wednesday and reversed the lower court ruling.  (Read More)