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  • Same-Sex Marriage vs. Motherhood

    07/30/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption. It is this: Adult homosexuals need and have a greater right to same-sex marriage than babies have to their mothers. You cannot simultaneously claim babies have a right to their mothers and two men have a right to marry each other. Nor, of course, can you simultaneously claim babies have right to their fathers and two women have a right to marry each other. Notably, advocates of same-sex marriage do not argue that babies have a either a right or a need for a...
  • Missouri parents outraged over pornographic, pro-abortion sex ed book in school library

    05/08/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 08, 2014 09:14 EST | Dustin Siggins
    ST. CHARLES, MO, May 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents in Missouri are outraged at school district officials for allowing an e-book with images of people engaging in sexual intercourse in school libraries. Francis Howell School District is facing a backlash for placing "It's Perfectly Normal," a book that includes images of naked people, intercourse, and other pornographic material, in its libraries. One parent told a local reporter that most parents "were shocked" when he "showed this to" them, and that "their next reaction was outrage."
  • Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?

    05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future.
  • What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

    04/03/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 3, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not “state standards.” They are nationalized, state-run standards so that every student in a given grade, in every state will be learning the same thing at the same time. Promoters of the Standards, Achieve, Inc., Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Organization (NGO) would like you to believe that the Standards had input from people in every state. The reality is that they were developed by a 24-member team, with David Coleman, from Student Achievement Partners (SAP), considered to be the chief architect of CCSS. (He is now head of...
  • Athens man arrested for beating teen he caught showering with stepdaughter

    03/28/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 37 replies
    www.onlineathens.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Joe Johnson
    Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a man on Tuesday for assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter. Police charged Clinton Antonio Ward, 49, with battery, and first- and third-degree cruelty to children for the assault at the man’s home on Creekstone Drive. Ward’s arrest came after his own 911 call to report that teens were in his apartment, according to police. When officers arrived they spoke with Ward’s 16-year-old stepdaughter, who said Ward was not home when she and her boyfriend, also 16, went into the shower, police said.
  • “Texas Gosnell” sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to “insufficient evidence,” Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the “Texas Gosnell” that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...
  • Revealed: Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers with radicals

    03/07/2014 11:21:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 March 2014 | Clark and Osborne
    Muslim fundamentalists are plotting to take over state schools, according to leaked documents. Activists have launched a campaign to oust headteachers using dirty tricks such as spreading false allegations and packing governing bodies with their supporters. The plot, which ringleaders have named Operation Trojan Horse, has emerged in documents drawn up by the group and leaked to a local newspaper. The dossier names several schools in the Birmingham area as targets of alleged plots. The authors of the documents discuss extending the ‘jihad’ operation to Bradford and Manchester – cities with rapidly growing Muslim populations.
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • Assembly bill would require every child in public school to get a psychological test to make sure...

    02/07/2014 11:19:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    WHEC TV ^ | 02/06/2014 5:58 PM | WHEC TV
    Would you let your child be tested like this? There is now a bill in the New York State Assembly that would require every child in public school to have a psychological examination before they could go to school
  • Ohio family fighting forced chemo appeals ruling under Ohio's health care freedom amendment

    02/08/2014 2:47:33 PM PST · by workerbee · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/8/14
    **SNIP** The Hershbergers say assigning a guardian to have the final say robbed them of their constitutional rights. They're appealing under the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment that voters approved in 2011. The amendment prohibits any law from forcing Ohioans to participate in "a health care system." **SNIP** "Allowing an uninterested third-party, one that has never even met the family or the child, to assert an interest in an exceedingly important parental decision will completely undermine the parent-child relationship," Thompson said in a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Breaking: Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million in ‘wrongful death’ of Tonya Reaves

    02/07/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CHICAGO, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24. Tonya Reaves, 24 Tonya Reaves, 24 Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at...
  • Judge rules Kansas sperm donor must pay child support

    01/23/2014 3:42:29 PM PST · by McBuff · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. ‘‘In this case, quite simply, the parties...
  • VIDEO: Parents outraged over classroom poster that lists sex acts...

    01/16/2014 5:43:02 PM PST · by narses · 55 replies
    KANSAS MIDDLE SCHOOL: POSTER LISTING SEX ACTS PART OF 'HEALTH AND SCIENCE' CURRICULUM The father of a 13 year-old girl who was upset by a classroom poster that listed sex acts was shocked to hear that the poster is part of her school’s health and science curriculum. Breitbart: As local Fox News affiliate in Kansas, fox4kc.com, reported Tuesday, Mark Ellis said his daughter, a student at Hocker Grove Middle school in the Shawnee Mission School District, was “shocked” by what she saw on a poster on a classroom wall in school. Ellis said his daughter took a picture of the...
  • Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

    03/24/2010 6:20:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    KOMO ^ | 03/23/10
    The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours.
  • State’s Forced Chemo on Amish Child Violates Parental Rights, Health Care Freedom

    11/28/2013 6:29:43 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 19 replies
    Ohio Liberty Coalition ^ | 11-26-2013 | Maurice A . Thompson
    State sues to take Amish family’s daughter and force chemo on her after chemo nearly kills her and family chooses different treatment option... Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today began representation of Andy and Anna Hershberger, parents of Sarah Hershberger, a ten year old Amish girl upon whom the State of Ohio, through Akron Children’s Hospital, seeks to force an unnecessary and potentially-deadly form of chemotherapy. The litigation began when the Hershbergers removed their daughter from the Hospital in July, in favor of a less invasive alternative treatment, after it appeared as though chemotherapy itself was...
  • Belgium: Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

    11/27/2013 10:29:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Laura Smith-Spark and Diana Magnay
    CNN) -- A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is one stage in a legislative process -- the bill must clear other hurdles before it becomes law. Belgium passed legislation in 2002 allowing voluntary euthanasia for adults.
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Planned Parenthood wants preschoolers to know mechanics of sexual intercourse

    11/07/2013 5:47:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America has just announced a new insidious Internet presence referred to as “mobile interactive tools to help teens make healthy decisions.” STOPP’s national director, Rita Diller, joined ALL’s Jim Sedlak on his Radio Maria “Armed for Battle” broadcast November 1 to warn about what lurks within the many webpages of this new “tool” for indoctrinating both children and parents. “By ‘mobile interactive tools,’ Planned Parenthood means it is on its website so that kids can access this stuff from their smart phones or their computers when their parents aren’t looking,” Diller said. “And by ‘helping teens...
  • ‘Sexuality education’ for 5-year-olds is ‘not about sex at all’, NZ Planned Parenthood partner says

    11/07/2013 5:53:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Michelle Kaufman
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand Family Planning Association is trying to save face after public backlash over the Association’s plan to release a sexuality resource for children aged 5 to 8 later this month. The resource has drawn attention to the fact that “sexuality” is already included right through each year level of the health curriculum. Even in Catholic schools “sexuality” education is compulsory, although parents do have the right to be informed and are given the option of removing their children from these classes. The Ministry of Education’s 2002 document “Sexuality Education –...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Dear Abby Defends Mom Buying Condoms for Her Teen Daughter and Her Friends

    10/17/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    A Dear Abby column this week featured a concerned mom who had learned that the condoms she was buying for her 17-year-old daughter were being given to her daughter’s friends. The mom, who was proud that her daughter felt comfortable enough to confide in her, was concerned about the price of supplying multiple sexually-active teenagers with condoms, but alas, she considered that perhaps this expense was worthwhile “if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.” The question, from “Safe Sex Advocate in Iliinois,” went like this: DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with...
  • Scotland-Bill Proposes Massive Invasion Moving Family Rights to Big Brother

    08/15/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Michael Ramey
    The government of Scotland is proposing the ultimate invasion of the family in order to “protect” children. According to legislation proposed by the government (and which faces no organized opposition), a social worker will be assigned to monitor each and every child from birth. The government social worker would have the authority and responsibility to “safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person” through “(i) advising, informing, or supporting the child…, (ii) helping the child…to access a service or support, or (iii) discussing, or raising, a matter about the child” with other government agencies.
  • Parental Rights Amendment: Congressmen Are Selling You and Your Kids Out to Big Government

    07/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Publius Hulda & Michael Ferris
    If politicians introduced a bill mandating the slaughter of all human babies under the age of two years; but called it, “The Little Babies Protection Act,” establishment conservatives and unthinking people all over the Country would be clamoring for its passage. We have become a shallow and easily deceived people. If it sounds good on the surface, we are all for it. We assume the proposal will live up to its name. 1 We don’t trouble ourselves to actually read proposals and analyze them before we clamor for passage. The name, “parental rights amendment” (PRA), sounds so good! But it...
  • NYC Launches Sex App for Teens on Website; Includes Directions to Birth Control, Abortion Clinics

    05/28/2013 4:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2013 5:26 PM | Penny Starr
    The New York City Health Department’s NYC teen website now includes an app that teens can download to their smart phones to get information on “sexual health,” including where they can get birth control and abortions. The app, under the heading “Important Links and Info,” has three main links—Where to Go; sexual health services, What to Get; condoms and birth control; and What to Expect; at the clinic. … The app also provides a link to the NYC Teen website, which reminds teens about the lack of parental consent law in various formats, including a video called “Samantha’s Story,” found...
  • German Family Denied Asylum, HSLDA Appeals

    05/14/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    HSLDA ^ | May 14, 2013 | HSLDA
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Obama Administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family. The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling. They were granted asylum in 2010 by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman, but that grant was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit heard the Romeikes’ appeal on April 23 in Cincinnati, and issued today’s unanimous decision against the family. “We believe the Sixth Circuit is wrong, and we will appeal their decision,” said Michael Farris, HSLDA...
  • Nikolayev family happy to be reunited with baby boy, but worried about future CPS visits

    05/01/2013 3:58:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://www.sacandco.net ^ | april 30, 2013 | Gabriel Roxas
    The day after a judge returned custody of a baby taken into protective custody, the parents have been overwhelmed by international attention. However, Alex and Anna Nikolayev said their battle with Child Protective Services is far from over. Sammy Nikolayev, 5 months old, was placed in protective custody last week after his mother took him out of Sutter Memorial Hospital against medical advice to get a second opinion from a Kaiser Permanente doctor. The move came as a shock to the couple who had medical records from another doctor clearing Sammy to go home with them. On Monday, a judge...
  • US Russian couple seeking answers after police 'ripped baby from their arms'

    04/29/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    RT ^ | April 27, 2013 04:19
    A young Russian couple living in California is struggling to understand the events of the past few weeks, which began with a trip to the hospital and continued days later with police forcing entry into the couple’s home to take their child. Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex brought their five-month-old boy Sammy to Sacramento’s Sutter Memorial Hospital after he began exhibiting flu symptoms. He had been diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth, according to News 10, a local ABC affiliate. Sammy was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, at which point his mother witnessed a nurse administering...
  • State officials keep boy “captive” for four years (Children 'Belong' to Community-Sweden)

    04/24/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 8 replies
    MercatorNet.com ^ | April 24, 2013 | Carolyn Moynihan
    Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents as the family boarded an international flight. Armed police seized the boy, although they did not have arrest warrants, and he was placed in a foster home. The boy has still not been restored to his parents, and for three years they have not been allowed to see him at all. What on earth could these parents have done to their child? Had they abused and starved him? Neglected him and damaged his health? Psychologically tortured him? No, none of those things. So where could this nightmarish scenario have...
  • Girl Testifies She Kept Records Of Repeated Abuse By Defendant (Planned Parenthood implicated?)

    04/11/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. ^ | 4/10/13 | By: Vanessa Herring
    Michael Lewis is charged with 335 counts of sexual abuse. More than 100 counts are tied to the first victim, who testified Wednesday....She also testified Lewis made her ask for birth control, "Michael forced me to go on birth control. I didn't want to. He told me to lie to the doctor and say I was having sex with a 14 year old."
  • Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class

    04/07/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Saturday, April 06, 2013 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - When a single dad signed his nine-year-old daughter up for female-only swim lessons, he didn’t realize he — as a man — was going to be banned from watching her practice. Chris (who didn’t want his last name published) was shocked when he had the blinds to the viewing area of the Dennis R. Timbrell Recreation Centre pool in Flemingdon Park shut on him and then was told by staffers it was for “religious reasons.” “I spoke to a staff member and she told me that it’s because of Muslim women, that we’re not allowed to look at...
  • Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children [Politics Corrupting Science!]

    03/20/2013 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 21, 2013 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS March 21, 2013 The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children. Dr. Travis Kidner, who is in a same-sex marriage, with his children Zoe (being carried) and Nicholas in Los Angeles on Wednesday The academy’s new policy statement says same-sex marriage helps guarantee rights, benefits and long-term security for children, while acknowledging that it does not now...
  • Family's Home Raided over Facebook Photo of Child's Rifle

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by JouleZ · 70 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle.</p> <p>“Someone called family services about the photo,” said Evan Nappen, an attorney representing Shawn Moore. “It led to an incredible, heavy-handed raid on his house. They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids.” Moore was not arrested or charged.</p>
  • North Carolina Pushes Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program on Kids

    03/07/2013 12:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LN ^ | Rita Diller
    If you think by abstaining from teaching about sex within a moral framework that Planned Parenthood is not teaching a definite belief system to children, think again. ETR Associates—a sex program clearinghouse and offshoot of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz—admits on its webpage that a program being taught in North Carolina schools and elsewhere across the nation teaches toward four major “outcome expectancies or behavioral beliefs.” Belief number 4 is described in the ETR overview as “Hedonistic Beliefs.” Hedonistic philosophy places pleasure above everything else—as the greatest good. For more than 13 years, North Carolina mandated that its schools teach...
  • MassResistance vs. State Board of Education etc. over directive to force transgenderism in schools

    03/04/2013 11:23:02 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 9 replies
    MassResistance ^ | February 26, 2013 | Brian Camenker
    On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the meeting of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, including Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester. They wrote and approved this. As you can see in the video below, we did not mince words about their hideous directive.
  • Get ‘Em Young: Obama’s Plan for Universal Preschool

    02/16/2013 7:51:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 16, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Since the recent State of the Union address, President Obama has been touting his proposal to offer free preschool to everybody. The White House cites studies that claim all manner of benefits to sticking young children into the zoo early on, including later “success.” And Obama claims one of his main motivations is to close the test score “achievement gap” between poor and rich kids.[snip] If you truly want to give your child an educational head start, turn off the TV and make him crack a couple of books every week.
  • Ms: Who cares how 14-yr-old got pregnant? Only abortion access matters

    02/05/2013 11:15:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Ms. Magazine tweeted this on January 28… … linking to this post on its blog: She was 14 years old and going into the 9th grade. From the moment she learned she was pregnant, she contemplated what to do. Not comprehending how to even deliver a baby (let alone how to take care of a child for the rest of her life) prompted grave fears about her future. Being the eldest of an immigrant family of seven, she learned early to take on the role of her family’s translator and primary caretaker. She could not fathom how she would tell...
  • Ontario’s new lesbian Premier promises to bring back explicit lower grades sex-ed curriculum

    02/02/2013 7:47:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LSN ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ontario’s new Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to bring back a controversial sex-ed program at her first news conference after winning the leadership of Ontario’s Liberals party. The curriculum, which would have had students learning about “gender identity” in grade 3 and anal intercourse in grade 7, was shelved temporarily by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2010 after strong backlash from parents. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's new Premier “We are going to evolve the physical health and sex education curriculum,” Wynne said on Jan. 27th, according to Xtra. “We have developed curriculum in this province for decades,...
  • Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids.

    01/22/2013 9:53:44 AM PST · by billflax · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/22/2013 | Bill Flax
    "This notion that the children belong to the state, that their education must be provided for by the state … is inimical at every step to liberty.” – J. Gresham Machen The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state. Under both parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres and co-opted public services historically performed by local bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks has continued America’s rich inheritance of rugged individualism. The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance. You won’t encounter a more neighborly bunch....
  • Homeschooler's neighbor sparks social services case

    01/20/2013 9:49:27 AM PST · by wesagain · 62 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    A Colorado homeschooling mother has won a social-services case sparked by a neighbor’s complaint about the family that escalated when a social worker did a “drive-by” and concluded they were planning to flee. A neighbor of the single mother, whose identity has been withheld to protect her family’s privacy, tipped off social services that the mother had been homeschooling several children, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association. When an investigator arrived at her door in the fall of 2011, the mother immediately contacted the HSLDA, the nation’s premiere legal defense fund dedicated to parents’ right to home educate....
  • Canadian law professor calls for legal changes to bring about ‘queering’ of Catholic schools

    01/15/2013 2:38:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | January 15, 2013 | Staff
    In “Queering Schools, GSAs and the Law: Taking on God”--an excerpt from the book The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity & Justice--a law professor at the University of Manitoba calls for changes in “state-issued law and policy approaches” to ensure that Canadian schools, including Catholic schools, become “queered.” “The most effective approach would call for laws, policies and programs that mandate curriculum and educative responses to transform the schooling experience of all students,” writes Donn Short, who discusses “the reach of the law and the ability of the law to take on what sits as the major social norm and...
  • Planned Parenthood: “Refreshing” to see reality of abortion on tv show?

    01/10/2013 10:01:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.10.2013 | Jill Stanek
    Last night in an ironically titled episode, “Small Victories,” the NBC show Parenthood included an abortion story line, after one of the characters playing a high school girl found she had been impregnated by her teen boyfriend. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was ecstatic, because her abortion biz was mentioned and featured prominently, including its new logo (see screen shot above)! Planned Parenthood Action was a little less obvious, simply retweeting that the episode was “refreshing”… Refreshing? I saw a lot of heartbreak. I saw a lot of crying. Here was the “refreshing” reality. Drew didn’t want Amy to get...
  • Paedos blast for Guardian-The Guardian newspaper was under fire yesterday over an article defending

    01/04/2013 1:11:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    sun ^ | 1.4.2013 | MATT WILKINSON
    The left-wing title provoked anger by quoting a convicted paedophile’s view that sex between a man and a child can be consensual — and not cause harm. And it repeated controversial research that as many as one in five men is “capable of being sexually aroused by children". The article, by feature writer Jon Henley, also stated that pervert Jimmy Savile was technically NOT a paedophile but an ephebophile — someone attracted to adolescents. Cops believe he may have abused up to 300 victims. Stunned readers blasted the story online. Henry Evans accused the paper of publishing “essentially pro-paedophile propaganda”....
  • Pope’s Christmas message warns gender theory is a denial of God and the Bible

    12/29/2012 5:25:44 PM PST · by rhema · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/21/12 | JOHN-HENRY WESTE
    The gender theory, which is behind the homosexual revolution and the attack on the family was highlighted in Pope Benedict’s Christmas message to Vatican prelates this morning. “There is no denying the crisis that threatens,” the family “to its foundations – especially in the Western world,” he said. Crediting the Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, for the research, Pope Benedict XVI said “the attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper” than was originally believed. “While up to now we regarded a false understanding of...
  • Forcing Catholic school to teach “secular” religion course is 'totalitarian,' critics say

    12/17/2012 7:23:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12-14-12 | Peter Baklinski
    The government of Quebec is forcing Catholic schools to replace the Christian religion with the state’s “neutral” alternative based on moral relativism. That’s how defenders of religious freedom have responded to last week’s court ruling that a private Catholic high school must teach the state’s “secular” Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) course. Barbara Kay slammed the judges’ decision in the National Post on Wednesday, arguing that it empowers a government to “compel a faith community to jettison its driving beliefs in order to promote the state’s secular religion of multiculturalism; or indeed, in the future, to compel promotion of any...
  • Humanism for children (American Humanist Association promotes new web site for atheism)

    12/13/2012 1:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/10/2012 | William Lane Craig
    The American Humanist Association is promoting a new Web site that is designed to furnish children with a naturalistic or atheistic perspective on science, sexuality, and other topics. The stated goal of the Web site is laudatory: “to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and tolerance among young people, as well as to provide accurate information regarding a wide range of issues related to humanism, science, culture, and history.” The problem is that those values have no inherent connection with naturalism, which is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that there is nothing beyond the physical contents of the universe. One doesn’t need...
  • The Treaty to Block Parental Rights - CRPD

    12/07/2012 2:22:08 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 28 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | December 5, 2012 | Amanda Melson
    Yesterday the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the treaty. The White House expressed its dissatisfaction saying, in part, “We are disappointed that the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans today blocked the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would enshrine American standards that have been developed through decades of bipartisan cooperation.” The treaty is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations to protect individuals with disabilities. Parties are bound Under the Convention to ensure that disabled people enjoy the same human...
  • US married father's horror after wife places his child with an adopted family without telling him

    12/04/2012 12:24:52 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 101 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 3 December 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A Texas man is battling for custody of his first-born daughter after his wife successfully gave her up for adoption without telling him - to a family who now refuses to return the girl. Terry Achane, 31, a drill instructor in South Carolina, says it was just days after he left his pregnant wife for his new job out of state that she quietly signed over their unborn baby to a family of seven in Utah. His newborn baby, whom he had wanted to name Teleah, was given to Jared and Kristi Frei, who now say the girl is theirs...
  • N.J. appeals court: Ramapo Indian Hills Regional student conduct rules 'overbroad'

    11/26/2012 10:32:40 AM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 07.24.12 | LESLIE BRODY
    An appellate division panel said Tuesday a Bergen County district’s policy for disciplining students for delinquent behavior that occurred off campus was “overbroad” and exceeded a school’s authority. The opinion upheld a prior ruling by the state education commissioner, who advised the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District to revise its policy. Known as “Regulation 6145,” the disputed policy said students would be temporarily suspended from sports and other extracurricular activities if they were arrested at any time, on campus or off, for allegedly drinking alcohol, using drugs, or violating a criminal statute or municipal ordinance. When then-Acting Education...
  • ACLU sues to force elementary libraries to display lesbian advocacy book

    11/15/2012 6:24:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.15.2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    FARMINGTON, UT, November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to force a Utah school district to keep a lesbian advocacy book on elementary school library shelves. In the Davis School District in Utah, children as young as kindergarten age can check out a homosexual propaganda book called In My Mothers’ House, about three adopted kids and their lesbian “mothers,” if their parents sign a permission slip. The book was removed from shelves after another Windridge mother complained to school officials when her kindergartner brought it home. It is presently kept behind the counter. This minor obstacle...