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”.

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Canadian Educational system declares it is “super cruel” to let parents know if their kids join a gay club at school.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/alberta-leader-thinks-its-super-cruel-to-let-parents-know-their-child-joine

Back in the ‘70s, Alex J. Proudfoot of the Alberta School Trustees Association openly stated that

“When we get right down to the crunch, the child belongs to the state”

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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It’s official…Military not to fund transgender sex surgeries

 

“President Trump is doing what he promised: putting the military’s focus where it belongs — fighting and winning wars. Political correctness doesn’t win wars — and the President is ending policies that pretend it does.”–Tony Perkins, FRC president and former Marine

“Nearly 60 percent of active duty military personnel have a ‘negative opinion’ of the Obama transgender policy.”– The Family Research Council

“Every American should thank President Trump for boldly prioritizing our military’s war-fighting capabilities by lifting this unnecessary burden from those preparing and fighting to achieve victory.”–Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

“Expensive, lifelong hormone treatments and irreversible surgeries associated with gender dysphoria would negatively affect personal deployability and mission readiness, without resolving underlying psychological problems, including high risks of suicide.”–Elaine Donnelly from The Center for Military Readiness

“When it comes to our nation’s military, priority should always be given to what is best for combat readiness and morale, not political correctness or the latest ideological fad.   Social experimentation of this kind is never a good idea, especially when it comes at the expense of our country’s national security.”—  Terry Schilling, Executive Director of American Principles Project

 

 “Every cent spent on this politically-correct exercise is money that could prepare our troops for war,” he said. “Every second wasted in ‘transgender sensitivity training’ is time that could be spent on the rifle range.”–Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

 


President Trump’s Press Conference, August 14, 2017: Full transcript

“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered”.

FROM: The Diplomatic Room                                

8/14/17 12:38 Eastern Daylight Time

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S STATEMENT:

“Thank you. I’m in Washington today to meet with my economic team about trade policy and major tax cuts and reform. We are renegotiating trade deals and making them good for the American worker. And it’s about time.

“Our economy is now strong. The stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. We have already created over one million jobs since I took office.

“We will be discussing economic issues in greater detail later this afternoon, but, based on the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, I would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone.

“I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others. To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.

“As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.

“And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same Almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.

“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

“We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.

“Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love.

“We also mourn the two Virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth, and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Burke Bates exemplify the very best of America, and our hearts go out to their families, their friends, and every member of American law enforcement.

“These three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation. In times such as these, America has always shown its true character: responding to hate with love, division with unity, and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice.

“As a candidate, I promised to restore law and order to our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. We will spare no resource in fighting so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear. We will defend and protect the sacred rights of all Americans, and we will work together so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams in their hearts, and to express the love and joy in their souls.

“Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you very much.