The call to action

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I’ve noticed that there is something missing from almost every news article, every radio program and every sermon that I hear on the issue of the gay agenda.


There’s no call to action. Everyone gets all pumped up and told that they’d better wake up and do something, or they are going to lose their rights.


But no one is ever told exactly what to do. Just berated for doing not enough.


I think it’s time we all made a difference.

This Sunday, what would happen if every pastor encouraged his congregation to meet him outside the flag pole of the nearest government facility sporting the gay flag?

Did you know that many flags right now in many citites are displaying the gay flag, right alongisde the American flag? Does this make your blood boil? Good, but now what are you going to do about it? Talk about how aweful it is? Preach about it? Post a picture of it on Facebook? Wonderful, but how will that make a difference?

I can hear some sweet, endearing pastor out there peacefully mewing out an answer in hushed tones, “well. You know, I think we should just pray about this”

But for how long should we pray? and should we “just pray” about this, or would God want us to do something more?

 

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7th graders sent home with transgender-surgery information

A New York public school teacher has been suspended after one of her seventh-grade students brought home a packet of information about transgender surgeries that included graphic sexual definitions, outraging the students’ Christian father.

“Children might start school knowing the difference between boys and girls – but they are quickly encouraged to unlearn this knowledge. Criticising the views and values of home vastly alters the remit of the school away from education and towards the promotion of a distinct political outlook. The role of the teacher becomes policing the values, thoughts and language of children to bring them in line with one particular ideological position.”Dr. Joanna Williams

The teacher from Cambridge Central School in Albany, New York, was placed on paid administrative leave after school parent Sirell Fiel posted a live video on Facebook expressing outrage at the material shared with his 11-year-old child during a health class, WRGB-TV reports.

In the video, Fiel said he sat down with his son one day to do homework and was apalled to discover the boy had been given 40-page “gender identity” packet containing graphic details about genital reassignment surgery, including a diagram of a “genderbread person.” Additionally, the packet contained a list of more than 50 sexual definitions and slang terms the children were to be tested on the following day.

“You’re going to tell me this is something our kids need to know in 7th grade to pass 7th grade health class,” Fiel said. “This is stuff our kids in 7th grade don’t need to be learning in school.”

“We are increasingly reminded that schools are struggling financially. Yet the time, effort and money that goes into producing and monitoring transgender policies is out of all proportion to the tiny number of trans children currently in British schools.” Dr Williams

Part of his anger, Fiel said, stemmed from the fact that he never received any kind of warning or permission slip from the school stating that this information would be distributed in class.

“I understand we live in a…world [where] everyone’s got their thing and not everyone’s going to be the same, but, as we come with our own Christian values, we live by our own expectations and when it comes to teaching our kids certain things, that should be left up to us, not the school districts. Not health class in seventh grade, no.” Field

Field said the health lesson and packet were little more than “state funded porn.”

“They’re really desensitizing all our kids, it’s ruining America,” Fiel said. “It’s not bad enough that their innocence is being robbed from us through the frickin’ news on the TV everyday, they’re literally taking the innocence out of our kids everyday with this BS.”

He urged parents to stand with him on the issue: “This is well beyond that line that the school needs to be teaching our kids. They are way outside their boundaries.”

Field later told the Glen Falls Post Star that he has no problem with talking about diversity, but the information shared with the 11 and 12-year-old students was “too much.”

In a letter posted on the school district’s website, superintendent Vincent Canini wrote that the gender identity information packet was handed out by a guest speaker from the Pride Center of the Capital Region, an LGBTQ education and advocacy group, who was invited by the school’s health teacher.

After a review of the packet, the guest speaker was then “uninvited” from presenting in the school district and the teacher was placed on paid administrative leave, the letter said.

Canini admitted to WRGB that the teacher had requested permission to host a guest speaker in the class, but had not presented the handouts for review in advance.

‘There’s a district policy that certain materials should not be distributed. This is not what we would normally do, and you can be rest assured it will not happen again.”

Statistics from the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) reveal that the number of children referred to “gender identity clinics” has quadrupled in the past five years. In 2016, 84 children aged between three and seven were referred to gender identity clinics, compared to just 20 in the year of 2012 to 2013.

Dr. Joanna Williams, author of Women vs Feminism, told the Telegraph that the results suggest that transgender issues are being “over-promoted” in schools.

“Children – encouraged by their experiences at school – are beginning to question their gender identity at ever younger ages,” she said.

“In doing more than just supporting transgender children, and instead sowing confusion about gender identity, schools do neither boys nor girls any favors,” Williams said, adding that recent changes to school policies could be forcing children to “unlearn” the difference between boys and girls.

Statement From the Whitehouse

Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today — and always will, forever.

October 2nd, 2017

The President of the United States:

“My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil.

“The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation, and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops.

“I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts, and for helping to save the lives of so many. The speed with which they acted is miraculous, and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. It shows what true professionalism is all about.

“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one — a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.

“Scripture teaches us, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery, and pledge to you our support from this day forward.

“In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag be flown at half-staff.

“I will be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders, and the families of the victims.

“In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one — and it always has. We call upon the bonds that unite us — our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity.

“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today — and always will, forever.

“In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.

“Melania and I are praying for every American who has been hurt, wounded, or lost the ones they love so dearly in this terrible, terrible attack. We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace. And we pray for the day when evil is banished, and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear.

“May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost. May God give us the grace of healing. And may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on.

“Thank you. God bless America. Thank you”.

Statement from the Whitehouse

Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today — and always will, forever.

October 2nd, 2017

The President of the United States:

“My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil.

“The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation, and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops.

“I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts, and for helping to save the lives of so many. The speed with which they acted is miraculous, and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. It shows what true professionalism is all about.

“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one — a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.

“Scripture teaches us, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery, and pledge to you our support from this day forward.

“In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag be flown at half-staff.

“I will be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders, and the families of the victims.

“In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one — and it always has. We call upon the bonds that unite us — our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity.

“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today — and always will, forever.

“In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.

“Melania and I are praying for every American who has been hurt, wounded, or lost the ones they love so dearly in this terrible, terrible attack. We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace. And we pray for the day when evil is banished, and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear.

“May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost. May God give us the grace of healing. And may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on.

“Thank you. God bless America. Thank you”.

Catholic Hospital to allow euthansia

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” ~Article 5 Section 2258 of the official Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Belgian Brothers of Charity are insisting they will keep allowing euthanasia at their hospitals despite the Vatican’s order to reverse their policy.

The Brothers of Charity Group “continues to stand by its vision statement on euthanasia for mental suffering in a non-terminal situation,” its statement said.

The Group now faces possible canonical action, including potential excommunication from the Church, unless it complies.

The Board of Trustees for the Catholic charity said in April it would permit euthanasia to non-terminally-ill psychiatric patients who request it in the 15 psychiatric hospitals that it operates serving some 5,000 patients in its Belgian region.

The September 12 statement defending the policy allowing euthanasia for non-terminally ill psychiatric patients also said the Brothers of Charity “emphatically believe” the practice is compatible with Catholic teaching, the Catholic Herald reports.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that euthanasia “is morally unacceptable” and “constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator.”

The Group’s decision to defy the Vatican on Church teaching on the sanctity of human life had “come about starting from the Christian frame of thought,” they claim. But, they say, they “always take into account the shifts and evolutions within society.”

Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002. It is already being committed on psychiatric patients there, and nursing homes and hospitals resisting euthanasia have been under pressure since a court fined a Catholic nursing home €6,000 last year for preventing a resident from accessing euthanasia.

The Brothers of Charity Board’s decision will make euthanasia easier to get now for people with schizophrenia, personality disorders, depression, autism or loneliness. And it will in fact result in more difficulty finding an institution in Belgium that does not conduct euthanasia.

After the Board of Trustees April announcement allowing euthanasia in its facilities, the superior general of the Brothers of Charity, Brother René Stockman, informed the entire congregation the Board’s decision violated the order’s charism and was unacceptable.

The Board is made up mostly of lay people and is connected to the Brothers of Charity religious congregation though it is still separate.

Brother Stockman also notified the Belgian Bishops Conference, Belgium’s nuncio and the Vatican regarding the Board’s contravening Church teaching on euthanasia.

In May the Vatican began an investigation and the Belgian Bishops Conference made a statement against euthanasia.

Pope Francis gave the Brothers of Charity until the end of August to stop making euthanasia available to psychiatric patients.

Brothers who serve on the Board of the Brothers of Charity Group were to each sign a joint letter to their superior general affirming they “fully support the vision of the magisterium of the Catholic Church, which has always confirmed that human life must be respected and protected in absolute terms, from the moment of conception till its natural end.”

Brothers refusing to sign the letter are supposed to face canonical sanctions, according to the decree approved by Pope Francis, and the Brothers of Charity Group should face legal action up to and including being expelled from the Church if it fails to change the policy.

The former head of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, who serves on the Brothers of Charity Group board, took an apparent swipe last month at Pope Francis, tweeting “The time of ‘Roma locuta causa finita’ has long been over.”

“Transgender education constitutes Child abuse…”

(Rocklin, CA)—[LifeSiteNews.com] A California school that had a five-year-old boy transition to a “girl” in kindergarten class without telling parents beforehand is engaging in “psychological abuse” of children, says an expert in child development. (Photo: School bus/Creative Commons via Pixabay)

Young children are developmentally unable to process that kind of information, says Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians.

Developmentally speaking, children under age eight have greater difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality, she said.

So “many” of them at that stage “may believe that a man who puts on makeup and a dress actually becomes a biological woman right before their very eyes…”

“It is precisely because kids under seven years of age do not understand that sex is constant that teaching transgender ideology to children can derail their normal gender identity development,” she told LifeSiteNews in an email.

“And to do so constitutes psychological abuse.”

Kindergarten transgender transition

A Sacramento-area charter school, Rocklin Academy Gateway, was hit by controversy when some parents reported their five-year-olds traumatized after a male classmate appeared in girl’s clothes and was reintroduced to them as a girl just before summer break.

Several parents say their children fear they will “change” into the opposite sex, and one says her son now wants to wear dresses to school, according to Greg Burt of the California Family Council, which is advising parents.

The school board has defended not forewarning parents because gender identity is not part of sex education and doesn’t fall under state laws mandating parental consent and opt-out.

Moreover, California bans discrimination based on gender identity and expression, so not supporting a five-year-old’s transgendering could open the school board to lawsuits.

The school has since doubled-down on its position, sending a first-grader to the principal’s office last week for “misgendering” the boy.

5-year-olds too young

“Most kindergarteners know they are either boys growing into men or girls growing into women, but they have not yet developed an understanding of biological constancy,” Cretella told LifeSiteNews.

“It is no wonder many of them reacted with fear and confusion about their own sexual identity after witnessing their teacher declare a little boy to be a girl once he changed into a dress.”

According to developmental psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg’s Cognitive Developmental Theory of Gender Identity, “most children between the ages of two and four years correctly identify their own biological sex,” Cretella wrote. (Image: “I Am Jazz”-cover of transgender ‘children’s’ book/via HNGN)

“Most children between the ages of four and five years begin to understand that sex is stable (they start to realize that a boy grows into a man and that a girl grows into a woman),” she said.

But “many children under age seven or eight years of age may still believe that cosmetic changes alter biological sex,” Cretella noted.

Developmentally speaking, children under age eight have greater difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality, she said.

So “many” of them at that stage “may believe that a man who puts on makeup and a dress actually becomes a biological woman right before their very eyes…”

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