Thursday, December 31, 2015

VA School Sued: Letting Girls in Boys Locker Room

Student Jack Doe (a pseudonym) is suing the Fairfax County School Board over its new transgender policy because he “is terrified of the thought of having to share intimate spaces with students who have the physical features of a girl, seeing such conduct as an invasion of his privacy, invasion of fellow students’ privacy and a violation of the though[t] patterns and understanding about male and female relationships which are part of his cultural values.”

For background, read Fairfax County Schools Opens All Restrooms to "Any and All Genders" -- school claims Obama administration has mandated the change by threatening to withhold money

Also read President Obama Forces Wildest Transgender Agenda on Children Using Full Force of Federal Government and now Hillary Clinton Promises Even MORE 'Transgender/Gay Rights'

UPDATE 4/2/16: Toilets NOT in Restrooms will be New Design for Transgender Agenda

-- From "Conservative advocate sues school board over new transgender policy" by Moriah Balingit, Washington Post 12/29/15

Andrea Lafferty, head of the Traditional Values Coalition, and an unnamed high school student filed the suit in Fairfax County Circuit Court last week, arguing that the county school board overstepped its bounds when it changed the policy to bar discrimination of students and staff based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. The suit asks for an injunction to stop the board from implementing the policy.

The lawsuit argues that the Virginia General Assembly has never given school boards the authority to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Even though Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) issued an opinion in March allowing school boards to add those categories, Lafferty’s lawyers disagreed with his reasoning, saying that the General Assembly never authorized the change.

“The Virginia legislature has already chosen a specific set of categories upon which to outlaw discrimination,” said Horatio Mihet, an attorney with the public interest law firm Liberty Counsel, which is representing Lafferty and the unnamed student. “Gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are not among those specific categories.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Transgender Protections Spur Suit in Virginia" by Britain Eakin, Courthouse News Service 12/29/15

Several taxpayers filed suit over the policy change last week in Fairfax County Circuit Court, contending that it will cause student confusion, raise privacy and safety issues, and affect both student-to-student and student-teacher relations.

"Inserting undefined terms into the student handbook and thereby subjecting students to discipline without proper notice of the conduct for which they can be suspended exceeds Defendant's authority under Virginia law," the Dec. 21 complaint states.

Mihet said there is nothing in state law or Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination in education, that would prohibit schools from restricting bathroom use or locker room use. That argument is "devoid of legal merit," he added.

More than 200 parents of students in Fairfax County public schools signed a petition opposing the changes to the nondiscrimination policy, according to the complaint.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "What do you say to a naked girl in the boys room?" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 12/30/15

“Because the new policy and code of conduct are not sufficiently defined, Jack Doe has no way of knowing whether he can, for example, question someone who appears to be a girl using the boys’ restroom or locker room, refer to someone by a certain pronoun or even compliment someone on his/her attire without being subject to discipline for ‘discrimination,’” the lawsuit alleges.

“Jack Doe is nervous about having to think about every statement or action and its potential sexual connotations to third parties before interacting with students and teachers, and the prospect of having to interact in such an uncertain environment creates significant distress to the point that it adversely affects his ability to participate in and benefit from the educational program.”

School officials threatened to suspend students for engaging in discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation or even gender expression.

“Jack Doe is particularly distressed about the board’s decision to add ‘gender identity’ to the nondiscrimination policy and to the student code of conduct because ‘gender identity’ is not defined in either the policy or the code, so Jack Doe has no idea what words or conduct might be interpreted as discriminating on the basis of ‘gender identity,’ and therefore does not know what speech or conduct might subject him to discipline, including suspension,” the claim explains.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Virginia School Sued for Illegally Changing Nondiscrimination Policy" by Liberty Counsel 12/21/15

. . . The school board’s actions are unequivocally prohibited by Virginia Code §§1-248, 15.2-965 and under Dillon’s Rule, which prevents local governing bodies, including school boards, from including groups beyond what has been defined as a protected class by the General Assembly. The school board’s law should be automatically found void and reversed.

This lawsuit names the school board in its official capacity and is brought on behalf of Andrea Lafferty, President of Traditional Values Coalition, who is a resident and taxpayer of Fairfax, and also an anonymous family who are taxpayers in Fairfax County and have a minor who is a student in the Fairfax school district. These clients requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation from pro-homosexual activists, which is commonly experienced in these cases.

“It was the reckless, unlawful conduct of the school board that brought unnecessary legal costs upon the district. A school board should be focusing on providing for its students and teachers - not incurring expenses for illegal activities.” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The strength of America’s foundation is that no school may disregard our laws. Just as a board should be punished for removing ‘race’ or ‘religion’ from its nondiscrimination clause, it is equally liable for punishment for adding groups that are not recognized by Virginia law.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gender Redefined by New York City Law; Biology Be Damned

And read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Another Sex Disease Untreatable: 'Super Gonorrhea'

British and American health officials are in a panic over, what now seems inevitable:  Sexually transmitted diseases that are resistant to any and all cures.

For background, read New Sex Disease, Worse than HIV/AIDS and also read Feds Blame Homosexual Men for Sex Disease Epidemic

-- From "Gonorrhea may soon be untreatable, Britain's chief medical officer warns" by Rachel Feltman, Washington Post 12/28/15

Sally Davies, Britain’s chief medical officer, has sounded the alarm on the spread of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea.

The sexually transmitted infection is increasingly caused by strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae that resist antibiotic treatment. “Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming an untreatable disease due to the continuing emergence of antimicrobial resistance,” Davies wrote to doctors and pharmacies. The Guardian reports that a recent outbreak of a superbug strain of the disease – one that doesn’t respond to the antibiotic azithromycin – has put Britain on high alert.

Why does this happen? When researchers look for new antibiotics, they obviously look for ones that are incredibly effective against pathogenic bacteria. But as soon as these antibiotics are released for use by the public, they start to lose their effectiveness. Bacteria are fast-evolving creatures, and individual bacterium are skilled at sharing genes that allow them to survive particular antibiotics. Bacteria can even copy resistance genes from microbes of different strains and species through a process called horizontal gene transfer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gonorrhea May Soon Become Drug-Resistant, Untreatable: Rise Of 'Super Gonorrhea' In England" by Lecia Bushak, Medical Daily 12/28/15

In England, 16 cases of “super-gonorrhea” have been confirmed since March of this year, including an outbreak in Leeds, according to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. The strain is resistant to an antibiotic called azithromycin, which is typically used in collaboration with a drug called ceftriaxone. According to the CDC, “cephalosporin antibiotics have been the foundation of recommended treatment for gonorrhea,” and “the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea would significantly complicate the ability of providers to treat gonorrhea successfully, since we have few antibiotic options left that are simple, well-studied, well-tolerated, and highly effective.”

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can be transmitted to anyone who is sexually active, generally infecting the genitals, throat, or rectum. Symptoms of the disease involve green or yellow discharge from genitals, as well as pain while urinating. Sometimes there are no symptoms, and a person may spread the disease to others without realizing it.

Typically, gonorrhea is treated with one or a combination of drugs, but once an antibiotic becomes more popular among patients, it loses its potency. Bacteria are constantly evolving and mutating, so it’s only a matter of time before certain strains develop resistance to common antibiotics.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Carefree 'Safe Sex' NOT Possible: Federal CDC Admits Failure

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Judge Forces Abortion Clinic Open With NO Doctor

In accordance with Missouri law, state health officials prepared to revoke Planned Parenthood's license to perform abortions in Columbia because abortionist Colleen McNicholas lost her hospital admitting privileges, but yesterday U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey blocked the revocation to allow the clinic until May 1, 2016 to reestablish its hospital privileges.

-- From "Judge Stops Missouri From Revoking Abortion License of Planned Parenthood Clinic" by The Associated Press 12/28/15

After national anti-abortion activists released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the handling of fetal tissue, Missouri Republican lawmakers began investigating abortion in the state. During those investigations, a panel of [University of Missouri] Health Care staff voted in September to discontinue the clinical privileges granted to Dr. Colleen McNicholas, ending the clinic's ability to provide abortions.

U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri [PPKM] after the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in September it would revoke the clinic's abortion license Dec. 1. Laughrey had issued a temporary restraining order, which was scheduled to expire Monday.

The Missouri Attorney General's office is reviewing the ruling, spokeswoman Nanci Gonder said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Missouri blocked from revoking Columbia Planned Parenthood's abortion license" by Alex Stuckey, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/28/15

The clinic, however, still cannot perform abortions until a physician affiliated with it has hospital privileges. That makes the St. Louis facility the only legal abortion clinic in the state.

To perform abortions, Planned Parenthood must be licensed as an ambulatory surgical center. Planned Parenthood argued that the department did not give it the same opportunity to correct the problem that has been extended to other surgical centers. Under state law, centers informed of a deficiency must develop and implement a plan of correction, approved by the department.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "DHSS blocked from revoking Planned Parenthood abortion license" posted at The Missouri Times 12/28/15

“The Equal Protection Clause prohibits the government from irrationally discriminating between similarly situated entities,” Laughery wrote in her ruling. “Having reviewed the evidentiary record, the Court finds that it is likely that DHSS treated PPKM more harshly than other similarly situated institutions and thereby violated the Equal Protection Clause.”

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, also a candidate for attorney general, led the fight to revoke the license, and Laughery said Schaefer’s vocal involvement in the effort may have undermined it.

“The record also reflects that PPKM was treated disparately as a result of animus toward PPKM,” Laughery wrote. “Mr. [John] Langston… who has responsibility over ASCs at DHSS and whose staff would normally be in charge of generating notices of deficiencies and overseeing plans of correction submitted by ASCs… suggested that DHSS feared retaliation from Senator Schaefer if it did not act in accordance with the senator’s goals, as Senator Schaefer both chaired the Senate Interim Committee on Sanctity of Life and sat on the Senate Appropriations Committee.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Off in Utah & Texas

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups permits Utah to redirect funding from Planned Parenthood Association of Utah while the state battles the abortionist in court to permanently divert all pass-through federal funds away from Planned Parenthood.  And Texas continues its series of measures to defund the abortionist as the Texas Department of State Health Services suddenly notified Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast that over $600,000 in funding will now be diverted to other medical service providers.

For background, read Oklahoma Gov. Terminates Payments to Planned Parenthood for Ripping off Taxpayers

Also read ObamaCare Funnels $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

And read Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies on Video

-- From "Judge Allows Utah To Stop Funding Planned Parenthood" by Brian Grimmett, KUER-FM90.1 (NPR Utah) 12/22/15

After seeing the release of secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue collection, Utah Governor Gary Herbert ordered the state to end $275 thousand dollars worth of contracts with Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. The money helps the organization provide after school sex education and sexually transmitted disease testing programs. Utah’s Planned Parenthood officials asked a federal judge to block the move, but he denied that request on Tuesday. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups writes that the very nature of the Governor’s position gives him the discretion to decide which programs are in the state’s best interest.

Utah is one of several states that has moved to cut funding to Planned Parenthood chapters. Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana have done the same.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids.

From "Utah court rules in favor of Governor in Planned Parenthood lawsuit" by Melissa Anderson and Aimee Edwards, KCSG-TV14 (Cedar City, Utah) 12/22/15

. . . four contracts that are federally funded where Utah acts as the intermediary to pass the funds through to the plaintiff, will not be renewed.

The courts decision to side with Governor Herbert means that Planned Parenthood of Utah will lose those contracts after December 31, 2015.

Following [the Gov. Herbert] August decision, Planned Parenthood filed suit and a temporary restraining order against the governor stating that by terminating the contracts, they are being penalized for exercising the right to perform abortions. Their lawsuit states the action is unconstitutional. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims there is no case law to support the entity engaged in illegal conduct, therefore there is no violation of any law through the right of association.

The Governor has said he will redirect the funding to other qualified providers . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge allows Utah to block federal funds to Planned Parenthood chapter while lawsuit continues" by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press 12/22/15

Even though the Utah [Planned Parenthood] group has not engaged in wrongdoing, it is affiliated with other Planned Parenthood entities "that have allegedly engaged in illegal conduct," Waddoups said in his ruling.

The judge said Utah's government has an interest "in avoiding the appearance of corruption," and any harm from ending the contracts is outweighed by the risk to the state if it's denied its right to end contracts at will.

Allowing the contracts to continue, Waddoups said, could reasonably be perceived by Utah citizens as approval of wrongful conduct.

In Utah, the federal funding is a small portion of the local [Planned Parenthood] organization's $8 million budget. It also receives money through federal contracts, fees from clients, insurance and contributions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Health Officials Cut Funding To Planned Parenthood" by Leah Gardiner, West Texas News 12/24/15

Texas health officials recently released a statement saying that the department has cut federal funding to a Houston affiliate of Planned Parenthood for a nearly three-decade-old HIV prevention program [for HIV testing, counseling, condom distribution and referral consultations].

Republican leaders have been making several efforts to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released videos showing officials of the reproductive health agency negotiating prices for fetal tissues from abortions it performs.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas gov't cuts HIV prevention funding for Planned Parenthood affiliate" posted at Bonham Journal 12/25/15

Texas health representatives were terse when asked about why they made a decision to cut off funding.

In a letter sent to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on Monday, state officials said the $600,000 annual grant set to expire on December 31 will be cut off indefinitely.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Texas Drops Planned Parenthood From HIV Prevention Program" by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune 12/22/15

Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program.

The long-standing grant, which funds HIV testing and prevention services, was set to expire on Dec. 31, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.

The contract is federally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but managed by the state. A spokeswoman for the CDC said she was unaware of the state’s notice and did not immediately provide comment.

It’s unclear whether the state will reallocate the funds to a different provider in the area. A health department spokesman on Tuesday said the state was “working with local health departments in the area to continue to provide these services.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Planned Parenthood Illegally Dumps Babies in Landfills in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina

Four Abortionists Charged in Indiana: Rape, Murder

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Wyoming School Allows Prayer Under Lawsuit Threat

A group of students at Glendo (Wyoming) High School that gathered in a corner of the cafeteria to quietly pray together was told to stop it, and Principal Stanetta Twiford instructed the students to conceal themselves elsewhere in the building in order to comply with an ACLU legal opinion concerning visible prayer in schools.  However, after the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) threatened to sue Platte County School District #1 for this unconstitutional prohibition, Superintendent Dennis Fischer acquiesced.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Let us Pray in School: It's the Law in Missouri

North Carolina Citizens Demand Prayer in Public School

Ohio School Board Wants Prayer, Ignoring Atheists

Louisiana Students, School Reject ACLU's Ungodly Demand

Atheists Threaten Arkansas School so Citizens Pray Publicly

Texas School Supt. Tells Anti-prayer Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

-- From "Wyoming School District Affirms Students' Right To Pray" by Aaron Schrank, Wyoming Public Radio - NPR 12/22/15

In October, some students formed a prayer circle in Glendo High School’s cafeteria. Administrators say a parent lunch monitor and the school principal told the students to pray elsewhere because of concerns about separation of church and state.

But Superintendent Dennis Fischer says—after consulting the district’s attorney—he found that the lunchroom prayer was appropriate and within students’ rights provided under federal law.

Last week, the district sent a letter to Alliance Defending Freedom, informing the group that the incident had been dealt with. Fischer says school staff are now better informed about students' right to pray.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Platte County School District #1 Prayer Controversy" by Roger Gray, KGAB-AM650 12/21/15

The group Alliance Defending Freedom says that the principal of Glendo High School, with a population of only 50 or so students, had prevented a group of 7 students from praying over their meals in the cafeteria.

The ADF says, they were contacted by a local pastor. They sent a letter to the school demanding that the “ban” on prayer be lifted. Here is how they phrased it in their press release…

“No student should be prevented from engaging in private prayer alone or quietly with other students on campus,” said ADF Legal Counsel Jonathan Scruggs. “The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on this specifically. The First Amendment protects the right to pray in a non-disruptive manner not just in private but in public, too. The district has done the right thing in lifting its unconstitutional ban.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "School Reminded Of Constitution, Reverses Private Prayer Ban" by Casey Harper, Daily Caller 12/19/15

A small group of students at Platte County School District #1 created a prayer circle [that was led by the children of Pastor Marty Roark] in the cafeteria of Glendo High School to pray for their meal on October 15. The students prayed audibly, and it was not part of a regularly scheduled group. Afterward, the students say Principal Stanetta Twiford accosted one of the students and accused the student of forcing their religion on other students.

The principal allegedly said students needed permission to pray and then must go in the hallway or gymnasium if they wanted to talk to God. That way, other students wouldn’t see the prayer. The school argued the students were a captive audience being forced to witness the prayer. The father of two of the students appealed to the principal, who stood firm on the rule.

“School cafeterias are not religion-free zones, and they certainly do not involve captive audiences,” ADF said in a letter letter to the district. “Students in the cafeteria are not captive audiences because they can leave at any time or turn away from the quiet prayer in the corner…”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Public Prayer Ban Against Christian Students Overturned by School District" by Samuel Smith, Christian Post Reporter 12/21/15

The Roark children and one of their friends told the pastor about the principal not letting them pray in the cafeteria during lunch. Roark then sent [Principal] Twiford information explaining that children had the legal right to pray during lunch.

A few days later when Roark saw Twiford at a school basketball game, he asked her if the students would be allowed to pray. Twiford again rejected the request and said allowing them to pray in the cafeteria would force other students to be a "captive audience."

Roark then left messages for Platte County School District Superintendent Dennis Fischer, who responded by citing the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] in stating that Twiford was right to stop the prayer gatherings in the cafeteria because it would have "compelled other students to participate."

After the school district's refusal to let the students pray in the cafeteria during lunch, Roark contacted the Alliance Defending Freedom, which sent a demand letter on Dec. 4 to Fischer, Twiford and the school district's attorney stating that the school has two weeks to allow the students to pray or it would consider filing a lawsuit against the school district.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Majority in U.S. Want Christmas in Schools: Poll

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Majority in U.S. Want Christmas in Schools: Poll

The latest Rasmussen survey shows that 82% of parents want Christmas to be celebrated in American public schools; only 15% of Americans object.  In fact, only 12% of Americans say that there's too much religion in public schools.
“Regrettably, there has been a troubling effort by some in America to ban any and all Christmas celebrations and traditions from the public arena. These attacks on Christmas clearly violate the rights of religious expression our Founding Fathers deliberately provided for us in the Constitution.”
-- Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Kentucky School Censors 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Play

Christmas Tree Flyer Censored by New Hampshire School Supt.

Atheists Help Liberal Schools in Oregon Ban Christmas Choirs

Christmas Parties Banned at Univ. of Tennessee

Mississippi Town Defies Atheists' Anti-Christmas Demands

Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Also read Let us Pray in School: It's the Law in Missouri

-- From "76 percent of Americans approve of Christmas in public schools, as do 82 percent of parents" by Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times 12/19/15

Another 61 percent overall believe there should be more religion in those schools. Another 54 percent say there’s not enough religion in the public schools; 70 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of the parents and 44 percent of Democrats agree. . . .

Rasmussen Reports notes that the findings are virtually unchanged from similar surveys in recent years.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Americans Want Christmas, More Religion in Schools" posted at Rasmussen Reports 12/15/15

Support for more religion in school appears to mostly concern Christianity. In March, 96% of Americans felt Christmas should be observed in schools, while 75% said the same of Easter. There was significantly less support for observing the major Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist holidays in schools.

Seventy-one percent (71%) think Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans favor prayer in public school. Seventy-three percent (73%) support giving parents a choice between a school that allows prayer and one that does not.

The survey of Adults was conducted on December 10 and 13, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below for typical public school reactions to public opinion:

School Cancels Santa Claus Christmas after Jewish Mom Complains

Angry Muslims Storm New Jersey School Board Demanding Holidays

'Allahu Akbar' Taught in Minnesota School for Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Pres. Obama's Homosexual Christmas Proclamation

This year, President Obama issued statements during Christmas week to celebrate the "Christmas miracles" of same-sex "marriage" and a transformed U.S. military that proudly includes homosexuals and other people suffering sexual confusion, while he asks for God's blessing in his war against Biblical values that he wages along with his fellow sexual revolutionaries.
"I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together. But our work is not finished."
-- President Barack Hussein Obama
So, when will their work be finished?  Once Christians are Muzzled, According to Homosexualists

For background, read President Obama's Christmas: Behold, a Message is Born as well as President Obama's Homosexual Easter at the White House

Also read President Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Constitution

-- From "Resolute Obama Marks 5 Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times 12/22/15

. . . Mr. Obama promised in a corresponding Facebook post that he would spend the remainder of his presidency looking for ways to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

He said he would “spend every minute I have left as president working with you to move our country even closer to our founding ideals.”

Mr. Obama’s victory lap on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” anniversary came amid criticism from some Republicans and conservatives that he has not done enough to support the military. . . . “Obama Goes Golfing After Terrorism Attack in Afghanistan Kills Six American Solders,” the conservative website Breitbart declared in a headline.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama celebrates five-year anniversary of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal" by Elliot Smilowitz, The Hill 12/22/15

“As Commander in Chief, I have no greater responsibility than keeping Americans safe,” he said. “And when it comes to defending our country, we need to draw on the talents of every American — regardless of sexual orientation.”

Obama noted other expansions of gay rights under his administration, including barring federal contractors from firing gay employees, pushing to end so-called “conversion therapy” for minors and legalized same-sex marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama" by Reena Flores, CBS News 12/19/15

Take a look at what the president believes "should make every American optimistic about 2016" [excerpts]:
10. The economy
9. "More Americans getting health insurance coverage"
8. "America's global leadership on climate change"
7. U.S.-Cuba relations
6. Iran nuclear deal
5. "Standing strong against terrorism"
4. The Trans-Pacific Partnership
3. Bipartisan budget and education deals
2. The legalization of same-sex marriage
1. "The American people"
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify Even MORE 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

And read 2016 Election: Religious Liberty vs. Gay Agenda

From "For Christmas, Obama cranks up ‘Charlie Brown’" by Darlene Superville, Associated Press 12/23/15

Ever wonder what music gets President Barack Obama in the Christmas mood?

Topping the list for Obama and his wife, Michelle, is “O Tannenbaum,” the instrumental version by the Vince Guaraldi Trio featured in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama Forgets Jesus Is True Meaning of Christmas in Charlie Brown Christmas Linus Speech" by Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Political Analyst 12/1/15

Barack Obama failed to mention Jesus in his description of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and its message about the true meaning of Christmas during ABC's "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown."

The president and first lady spoke briefly during the Monday night Christmas special in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

In describing the show and that famous scene, in which Linus Van Pelt explains the true meaning of Christmas by reciting Luke 2:8-14, Barack Obama said it teaches "us that tiny trees just need a little love and that on this holiday we celebrate peace on Earth and good will toward all."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Kentucky School Censors Christmas from Charlie Brown

For comparison, watch President Reagan's 1983 Christmas message:

and President Reagan in 1982:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gender Redefined by NY City Law; Biology Be Damned

Sexual revolutionaries are trumpeting the latest New York City reinterpretation of existing law to elevate the Gay Agenda by giving special privileges to "transgender and gender non-conforming persons."  The new language rejects human biology with its new definition of gender as one’s “actual or perceived sex and shall also include a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth.”

The new rules give special rights to perverts, as well as any and every variation of sexual deviant so that such “individuals be permitted to use single-sex facilities, such as bathrooms or locker rooms, and participate in single-sex programs, consistent with their gender, regardless of their sex assigned at birth, anatomy, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on their identification.”

. . . such a monumental event in the Culture War, yet so little media coverage!

For background, read Change Sex Overnight in New York With New Law

UPDATE 6/5/16: Washington's New K-12 Curriculum Redefines Gender

And read how the Gay/Transgender Agenda attacks one town at a time across America because the sexual revolutionaries have been unable to force the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through Congress.

Also read Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify Even MORE 'Gay/Transgender Rights'

Just how extreme can the transgender movement get?  Read 52-year-old Man is Adopted as 6-year-old Girl

-- From "New York City lays out transgender protection on dress codes, bathroom use" by Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation 12/22/15

New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman "him" or "Mr." when she prefers a female title and pronoun, or by barring her from using a women's restroom.

New guidelines detail the legal protections of transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers and what constitutes discrimination under the city's Human Rights Law, the New York City Commission on Human Rights said on Monday.

Failing to provide employee health benefits for gender-affirming care or failing to accommodate people undergoing gender transition, such as medical appointments, could violate the law as well, they said.

New York City provides stronger protections than most local laws in the United States and goes beyond federal law as well . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination" by The Associated Press 12/21/15

Some cities around the country have added transgender people to anti-discrimination protections, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did likewise for his state this fall. Other communities have rebuffed them: Houston voters this fall defeated an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people.

The rules also declare that transgender people can't be denied access to the restroom or locker room where their gender identity belongs, at their discretion. Unisex, single-occupancy bathrooms are suggested but not required.

Objections from fellow patrons or employees "are not a lawful reason to deny access," the guidelines say. . . .

"Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "City updates regulations to extend transgender equality" by Rich Calder and Jennifer Gould Keil, New York Post 12/22/15

The guidelines are the progressive de Blasio administration’s new interpretation of city gender-discrimination laws that date to 2002.

[Some of the new] rules go beyond federal requirements and even court rulings.

While courts have said female bartenders can be asked to wear makeup while slinging drinks, the city has decided they can’t.

City officials declined to comment on why their interpretation of the laws are different in numerous cases from the Bloomberg administration’s readings.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda Activists Launch Commerce Attack on Indiana

However in Texas, Lesbian Mayor's Gay/Transgender Agenda Defeated by Houston Voters

Monday, December 21, 2015

Jewish Mom Opposes School's Santa Claus Christmas

Parents in San Jose, California are fuming because a "Christmas" event was canceled after Talia, a Jewish mother whose child attends a local elementary school, objected to the school field trip to see Santa Claus because she mistakenly believes that such an event would have anything at all to do with the birth of Jesus Christ, and thus would be a snub on her own family's religious faith.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christmas Tree Flyer Censored by New Hampshire School Supt.

Atheists Help Liberal Schools in Oregon Ban Christmas Choirs

Christmas Parties Banned at Univ. of Tennessee

-- From "School cancels Santa field trip after mom objects" posted at CBS News 12/18/15

The visit to Santa, along with a "Dear Santa" assignment, was a decade-long tradition at Sartorette Elementary School, part of San Jose's Cambrian School District.

Last week, the Sartorette staff informed parents the school would suspend the outing to see Santa at a local coffee shop after a Jewish mother, who identified herself only as Talia, complained to the school board that the district was celebrating one religion over others.

"It's really scary how one parent can go and voice her opinion and then everything gets shut down," said parent Vanessa Howes.

Cambrian School District Superintendent Carrie Andrews told reporters outside Thursday night's school board meeting that what began as a tradition 10 years ago is not necessarily the right thing to do today.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "San Jose parents at odds: Santa field trip canceled after mother complains" by Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News 12/17/15

[Talia] fired off an angry letter Dec. 7 to fellow parents at the charter school, alleging she was "ambushed by a group of moms from Ms. Kay's class" who she said yelled at her for "ruining Santa for the kids."

Talia has released emails of support from a few fellow parents, including one named Katie who wrote: "You didn't ruin Santa for anybody. If parents want their kids to see Santa, they should be doing it on their own time, not on a school field trip."

Talia's emails suggest that she believes having the entire class meet with or write to Santa would be unfair to those children who may see him as a symbol of a Christian holiday they don't believe in. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Lone Jew, ACLU Stop Prayer in Pennsylvania Town

Sunday, December 20, 2015

'Allahu Akbar' Taught in Minn. School for Christmas

In the face of angry parents, officials of the Anoka-Hennepin County School District 11 are defending the choice of a multicultural "holiday" concert at Blaine (Minnesota) High School that included an out-of-season Islamic song of Ramadan with the all-to-familiar mandatory Muslim terrorist battle cry chant, which is translated "Allah is the greatest."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

U.S. Schools Force Islamic Terror Singing, Posters

Islam Lesson Closes School: Virginia Parents Fume

Tennessee Students Taught Muslim Prayer of Conversion

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Students Required to Pretend Being Muslim in Wisconsin

Teaching Christians Muslim Dress in Illinois School

Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

Georgia School: Learn Islam or Take Lower Grade

Pennsylvania School Staff to Mosque for Islamic Training

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

-- From "Anoka-Hennepin school holiday concert goes 'wonderfully' after stir over Islamic song" by Will Ashenmacher, Press 12/19/15

Leading up to the Blaine High School holiday choir concert Thursday, criticism emerged on social media over the inclusion of the song "Eid Un Sa'Eid." . . . The nine-song concert also featured traditional Christian Christmas carols, like "Angels We Have Heard On High" and "Silent Night," as well as "Hanukkah Song," a traditional Jewish carol.

Students pick the songs for the concert, according to district spokeswoman Kay Villella.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is considered by believers to be the month in which the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Mohammed. In 2015, Ramadan fell between June 17 and July 17.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Parents Question Choice To Sing ‘Allahu Akbar’ At Holiday Concert" by John Lauritsen, WCCO-TV4 CBS (Minneapolis, MN) 12/17/15

“Songs are not performed in a worship setting or to promote religion,” the district’s statement said. “but rather in [an] educational setting where students are learning and performing music.”

While the Ramadan song mentions brotherhood and peace, the district says that any student who doesn’t feel comfortable singing it doesn’t have to. Their grade will not be affected.

[A] parent, who didn’t want to be identified, told WCCO phone that considering the recent events in Paris and San Bernardino, singing a song about Allah would be “insensitive.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dist. 11 fields complaints about inclusion of Ramadan song in BHS concert" by Olivia Alveshere, Staff Writer, ABC Newspapers 12/18/15

“Students are involved in selecting these songs,” according to the statement. “Students of many faiths contribute songs representing their culture to include in this portion of the program.”

“Eid un Sa’Eid” was included in the holiday program last year as well, according to Kay Villella, assistant director of communication and public relations. To her knowledge, the district did not receive complaints about the song last year.

“Everything went well last night,” Villella said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Minnesota School Holiday Concert Includes Chants Of ‘Allahu Akbar’" by Blake Neff, Reporter, Daily Caller 12/17/15

The lyrics, in part, go as follows:

    All over the world
    Under the big-blue sky
    Muslims unite to worship Allah
    It’s a time of brotherhood, a time of peace
    Muslims are singing praises to Allah
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar
    La Ilaaha Illa-Allahu
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd
    Families are gathering
    Remembering Allah
    And that His Love is the Greatest by far
    All Praise for You Allah

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Angry Muslims Demand School Holiday for Ramadan in New Jersey

And read President Obama Gives Ramadan Proclamation (but missed Easter)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Catholic School Must Hire Homosexuals, Court Rules

In a potential landmark case countering the First Amendment, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Douglas H. Wilkins ruled that Massachusetts anti-discrimination law trumps the religious liberty of the private all-girls Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Massachusetts (south of Boston), which argued that hiring a man in a same-sex "marriage" would be "inconsistent" with Catholic Church teachings.
“It is clear that, because he is male, he suffered gender discrimination when he was denied employment for marrying a person whom a female could have married without suffering the same consequences.”
-- Justice Douglas H. Wilkins
For background, read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists and also read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Also read Massachusetts Christian College Booted for Opposing Gay Agenda

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Fired Pregnant Lesbian Sues Montana Catholic School

Pennsylvania Catholic School's Secret Lesbian Fired

Students Demand Iowa Catholic School Hire Gay Teacher

Lesbians Sue Christian School for Biblical Beliefs

Bibles Removed, Deviant Sex Housing Added at Illinois University

North Dakota Bans Prayer at Catholic School Football Game

Hillary Clinton Promises to Codify Even MORE 'Gay Rights'

-- From "Judge Rules Against Fontbonne Academy In Gay-Hiring Retraction" by The Associated Press 12/17/15

Matthew Barrett was offered a job [in 2013] as Fontbonne Academy‘s food services director, but the offer was withdrawn after he listed his husband as his emergency contact.

Barrett sued. A judge ruled Wednesday that the school discriminated against him based on sexual orientation and gender. The judge rejected Fontbonne’s claim that it should be exempt from the law because it would infringe on free exercise of religion. The Catholic church opposes same-sex marriage.

The judge said the exemption applies only if a religious organization limits admission. Fontbonne is open to students and employees of all faiths.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Catholic Girls' School Violated Gay Man's Rights, Court Rules" by Reuters at Huffington Post 12/17/15

The school argued that as a Catholic institution, it had an obligation for all staff to model the values of the church, which teaches that homosexual activity is immoral.

"He was not denied employment for any advocacy of same-sex marriage or gay rights; he only listed his husband as an emergency contact on a 'new hire' form," [Judge] Wilkins wrote.

He noted that Fontbonne also employs people who are not Catholic as well as those who are married outside the church.

Fontbonne said in a statement: "We have received the court's decision in this matter and are considering our options."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Milton Catholic school loses gay bias case" by Laura Crimaldi, Boston Globe Staff 12/17/15

Barrett’s lawyer, Ben Klein of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, said the decision marks the first time a judge has rejected a religious organization’s assertion that it had a constitutional right not to hire employees because they were spouses in same-sex marriages.

Several legal experts contacted Thursday by the Globe said they believed the ruling was the first in a legal dispute involving a religious organization and an employee in a same-sex marriage.

Barrett, 45, who lives in Dorchester, sued Fontbonne in Norfolk Superior Court last year, claiming that the school discriminated against him on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Court: Catholic school Fontbonne Academy discriminated against gay man" posted at WCVB-TV5 (Boston, MA) 12/17/15

. . . John Bagley, attorney for Fontbonne, argued there is an exemption from employment laws for certain religious institutions.  . . . [saying] that the school's message was being interfered with by the hiring of someone who is in a same sex marriage which the Catholic church doesn't acknowledge or condone.

He said it would conflicted with teachings in theology class if students see an employee at the school who is engaging in a practice inconsistent with what is taught in the classroom.

"There are many activities at the school that are outside of the classroom setting in which spouses are invited," Bagley told the judge.

He also said when interviewed for the position then Head Mistress Mary Ellen Barnes told Barrett even though he would not be teaching he would have to "model the faith" as an employee of Fontbonne.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge: School broke law vs. man in same-sex marriage" by Bob McGovern, Boston Herald 12/18/15

Wilkins ruled the religious exemption to Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law did not apply because Fontbonne employs and educates people of all faiths.

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts called the decision “a frontal assault on religious freedom, an appalling subordination of the First Amendment to the Massachusetts gay rights law, and a victory by homosexual activists in their campaign to coerce Christians into compliance with same-sex marriage.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America and read President Obama Forces Boys into Girls' Showers in Schools Nationwide

And now Homosexualists Launch Commerce Attack on Indiana

However, Lesbian Mayor's Gay Agenda Defeated by Houston Voters

Friday, December 18, 2015

Islam Lesson Closes School: Virginia Parents Fume

The mostly rural Augusta County School District in the Shenandoah Valley has been shut down due to citizen outrage over Cheryl LaPorte, a geography teacher at Riverheads High School near Staunton, Virginia, assigning ninth-graders to copy an Arabic script as an exercise in calligraphy.  After students aired concerns, the teacher admitted the translated text is the Shahada — the Islamic profession of faith.  In addition, the teacher insisted that girls in the class don a Muslim hijab (head scarf).
"There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."
-- The Shahada (the most sacred pillar of Islam)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Tennessee Students Taught Muslim Prayer of Conversion

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Students Required to Pretend Being Muslim in Wisconsin

U.S. Schools Force Islamic Terror Singing, Posters

Teaching Christians Muslim Dress in Illinois School

Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

Georgia School: Learn Islam or Take Lower Grade

Pennsylvania School Staff to Mosque for Islamic Training

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

-- From "Prayer in Islamic calligraphy closes Virginia schools" by Ed Adamczyk, UPI 12/18/15

At issue is an assignment demonstrating the artistic complexities of Arabic calligraphy, which included the Shahada, an Islamic proclamation of faith and a common phrase among Muslims during prayer.

The assignment has drawn complaints from parents that the school is promoting Islamic indoctrination. A community meeting was organized as well.

A statement from the school system, posted Thursday evening, said the "tone and content of those communications" caused the closures, and that "a different, non-religious sample of Arabic calligraphy will be used in the future."

Superintendent Eric Bond issued a statement Friday saying . . . there was "no specific threat of harm to students."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Lesson on Islam Shuts Down Virginia School District" by Liam Stack and Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times 12/18/15

The district said that the number of phone calls and emails “significantly increased in volume” on Thursday as media coverage of the controversy increased. After consulting with Sheriff Fisher, the school board decided to cancel class across the entire district “based on concerns regarding the tone and content of those communications,” it said.

. . . Kimberly Herndon, a parent who has been an outspoken critic of the geography assignment, claimed on Facebook that the students “were instructed to denounce our Lord by copying this creed of Islam.”

“This evil has been cloaked in the form of multiculturalism,” she wrote, adding in a separate post that the students had been asked to write words that were “an abomination to their faith.”

“This creed is connected to jihad in that it is the chant that is shouted while beheading those of Christian faith,” Ms. Herndon wrote.

Despite the outcry, the district said it would continue to educate students about the world’s religious diversity as required by state education guidelines . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Furor over Arabic assignment leads Virginia school district to close Friday" by Emma Brown and Moriah Balingit, Washington Post 12/18/15

. . . parents were outraged at what they saw as an attempt to proselytize Islam in a public school, a concern that has been echoed by parents in districts across the country over lessons about Islam. . . .

[Ms. Butterfield, a] parent in Fairfax County, Va., the state’s largest district, said her son received a similar assignment last year, when he was in fifth grade at Ravensworth Elementary; a Fairfax County schools spokesman did immediately respond to a request for comment Friday morning.

The social studies assignment asked him to read aloud the Islamic profession of faith, along with other verses from the Koran. To Butterfield, that crossed the line between teaching about religion and teaching religion.

If a similar lesson were taught within the context of any other major religion, she said – if you asked students to say that “Jesus is my one Lord,” for example – “someone is going to go bonkers over it.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "All schools shut down in Augusta County, Virginia, over Islam homework" by Ben Brumfield, CNN 12/18/15

Calls and emails flooded the school. Some of them demanded the teacher [Cheryl LaPorte] be fired for assigning it.

"I will not have my children sit under a woman who indoctrinates them with the Islam religion when I am a Christian," [parent Kimberly Herndon] said.

By Tuesday, like-minded parents and residents of the town of nearly 24,000 gathered in the sanctuary of Good Will Ministries to voice their grievances, including against the teacher.

As passions overflow, for fear of their potential effects, Augusta County Schools will remain shuttered over the weekend for all activities.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Augusta County school board responds to homework controversy" posted at WDBJ-TV7 (Roanoke, VA) 12/18/15

Eric Bond, division superintendent, is sending a message to parents on Friday afternoon on behalf of the school board. [excerpts:]
As a part of a high school world geography course and consistent with the Standards of Learning . . . an assignment on religion and culture in the unit on the Middle East involved an Islamic statement of faith, written in Arabic. . . .

In one class during their study of the Middle East, students were taught about the modest dress adopted by many in the Islamic faith and were invited to try on a scarf as a part of an interactive lesson about the Islamic concept of modest dress. . . .

Neither these lessons, nor any other lesson in the world geography course, are an attempt at indoctrination to Islam or any other religion, or a request for students to renounce their own faith or profess any belief. Each of the lessons attempts objectively to present world religions in a way that is interesting and interactive for students.
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read what happens if there's any hint of Christian prayer in public schools and read about the latest battles in the war against Christmas in public schools.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kentucky School Censors Christmas from Charlie Brown

A religious liberty attorney representing a Kentucky Christian family has complained to the Johnson County School District about its decision to delete all Biblical references from the play "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at W.R. Castle Elementary School in Wittensville.  The district's attorney and state officials recommended the censorship after a lone complaint.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night, and lo the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a savior, tis Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.’ . . . That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”.
-- Character Linus Van Pelt, from the play

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christmas Tree Flyer Censored by New Hampshire School Supt.

Atheists Help Liberal Schools in Oregon Ban Christmas Choirs

Christmas Parties Banned at Univ. of Tennessee

-- From "School cuts Bible references from Christmas play" By The Associated Press 12/16/15

Principal Jeff Cochran said all Biblical references were removed from the play after receiving a message Friday from Superintendent Thomas Salyer.

Salyer told the newspaper Tuesday that Christmas programs across the district were being reviewed for possible modifications of religious references after receiving a complaint.

Salyer says he made his decision based upon the advice of his attorney and state officials.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bible passages cut from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ at Eastern Kentucky school" by Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 12/15/15

Salyer said that district officials had received a complaint about religious references in Christmas programs at schools. But he said for “confidentiality reasons” he would not confirm media reports that the complaint originated at Castle Elementary.

CNN reported last month that Linus’ recitation of the Bible passages was also at issue in the development of the 1965 animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz wanted to include the speech, CNN reported, but the producers were hesitant. After much back and forth, the passage was left in, the network said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Schools asked to reinstate Bible references in ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’" by Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 12/17/15

Matt Sharp, an attorney with the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, said it was contacted by and is now representing Joey Collins, whose daughter is a cast member in the play that is scheduled for Thursday at W.R. Castle Elementary School.

“There is no violation of the so-called ‘separation of church and state’ by allowing children to learn about theater and the origins of Christmas through participating in a stage version of this beloved program that contains the same religious elements as the television version,” the letter Sharp sent to the district on Tuesday said. “. . . Given that courts have consistently held that schools may organize and sponsor Christmas programs and performances that include religious songs and study the historical origins of Christmas, there is no basis for the district’s decision to censor the religious aspects of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’”

Meanwhile, Sharp said that his recommendations to school district officials are “constitutional.”

“We would even be willing to help the school district if the school district was sued” for putting the religious content back in the play, he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Legal group asks Johnson Co. Schools to allow religious references in Christmas plays" by Kaitlynn LeBeau and Brad Myers, WSAZ-TV3 (Huntington, WV) 12/16/15

"The Supreme Court has consistently held that schools can teach about religion, and can use the Bible as a resource in curricular programs," ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said. "So, when the issue has come up with Christmas programs, {The U.S. Supreme Court has} held that you can sing 'Silent Night' as part of a Christmas program, or include biblical references."

"They're losing all of these great works of classic western culture, of the musical impact and of being able to understand how the bible has influenced Shakespeare and 'Moby Dick' and all of these other things," Sharp said.

“Schools should not have to think twice about whether they can allow students to perform a classic Christmas production simply because it contains biblical references,” said Sharp in a press release. “‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has become an iconic Christmas story and tradition. Are school officials going to start demanding that other classic productions, such as Shakespearean plays, be censored just because they contain religious references?”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Christians across America are standing up!  Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Mississippi Town Defies Atheists' Anti-Christmas Demands

Georgia Sheriff's Christmas Sign Peeves Atheists

New Mexico Mayor Tells Atheists Nativity Scene Stays in Place

Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite