Victory for Peruvian parents as schools remove gender ideology from schools

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Officer saves baby by promising adoption

“I just felt God telling me, ‘Tell her that you will do it because you can.'” -Officer Ryan Holets

(Albuquerque, NM) Police officers sometimes go above and beyond in the line of duty, and Officer Ryan Holets is no exception. (Screengrab: Officer Ryan Holets holds Hope/via CNN.com)

Holets went the ‘extra mile’ during the investigation of a theft at a convenience store. According to a Fox News report, he walked behind the store and found there a woman about to shoot up with heroin—she told him she was “seven or eight months pregnant.”

Officer Holets began talking with 35-year-old Crystal Champ, who reportedly lives in a tent near a New Mexico highway and has battled addictions for the better part of her life.

“You’re going to kill your baby,” Holets told her—the conversation recorded on his body cam.

Later on, in an interview with CNN, Officer Holets explained, “It’s not every day I see a sight like that, it just made me really sad.”

He added, “I got so tired of seeing so many situations that I want to help, but can’t. But in that moment I realized I had a chance to help.” (Screengrab: Crystal Champ/via CNN.com)

Crystal had wanted someone to adopt her baby, and Officer Holets stepped up.

“I just felt God telling me, ‘Tell her that you will do it because you can,'” he said in the CNN interview.

According to the Fox News report, Holets—after speaking with Crystal—drove directly to his wife, who was “totally onboard” with his life-changing decision.

“He already knew my heart on the issue” she told CNN. The couple already had four children but had reportedly discussed adopting another possibly later on.

It was only three weeks later that Crystal gave birth and Officer Holets and his wife Rebecca became the adoptive parents of a little baby girl, “Hope.” (Photo: Baby Hope/CNN.com)

Due to Crystal’s drug use, Hope was born “addicted to opioids,” a condition called neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to the Fox News report.

The couple says they will tell Hope about her adoption when the time is right, reports Yahoo News.

Crystal says, “I just want her to be safe and secure and be in a family and be loved and have a chance.”

Watch the CNN video report here.

Paul Johnson, the Tennessee grandfather who was forbidden to read his Bible in the public square without a permit, has received a response from the municipality that banned him.

 

“Thank you for your email/letters to the City of Sweetwater, its mayor, recorder and attorney regarding Paul Johnson’s exercise of his first amendment right to freely express his religious beliefs on public ways in Sweetwater, Tennessee,” wrote City Attorney John Cleveland, Sr., in a letter dated last Friday.

“You may accept this letter as your requested written assurance that the City of Sweetwater, Tennessee, will allow Mr. Johnson to peacefully share his religious beliefs in Sweetwater without requiring him to apply for or obtain any permit pursuant to Ordinance 16-110 of the Municipal Code of the City of Sweetwater, Tennessee,” he continued.

Johnson’s attorneys threatened to pursue legal action if the city did not send him a letter of assurance that his religious liberties would be respected the next time he chose to read from his Bible on the sidewalk. In addition to granting his request, the City of Sweetwater actually encouraged his feedback.

“The City appreciates your bringing to its attention the constitutional infirmities in the ordinance identified in your correspondence. We would appreciate any suggestions you might have regarding potential amendments to or replacement of Ordinance 16-110 that would meet your perceived constitutional requirements.”

City Recorder Jessica Morgan provided this statement to the press:

“As discussed, The City of Sweetwater appreciates the rights of free speech. We have never banned anyone from reading any book in public on a sidewalk.

Liberty Deputy General Counsel Jeremy Dys responded to the statement, saying it “indicates significant progress toward a positive resolution.”

This story illustrates the effective change which is brought about as the result of all Americans speaking out in defense of free speech.

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”.