Here is the latest national news regarding the bathroom/locker room issue as reported by LifeSiteNews.
President Trump is dropping his predecessor’s unpopular “transgender” federal order pressuring schools to let gender-confused boys use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, according to the White House spokesman.
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Ryan Sorba, chairman of Young Conservatives of America, commended Trump for “keeping his word to the American people” by rescinding Obama’s transgender-school edict, which touched off lawsuits by aggrieved states and a cascade of criticism nationwide.
“It’s preposterous that in the name of public policy and student ‘safety’ we would force states and local schools to adopt a policy of letting boys into girls locker rooms,” Sorba told LifeSiteNews. “This is ridiculous, if not completely insane.”
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Pro-natural marriage advocate Ryan Anderson said students, parents and teachers should work out “win-win” solutions at the local level, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, like building single-occupancy restrooms, or giving “transgender” students access to the faculty lounge.
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Written by Aaron Bandler
Louis Farrakhan recently spewed more anti-Semitism during his keynote address at the Nation of Islam’s national conference:
“I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God — that Israel or Palestine belongs to you,” Farrakhan said, to loud cheers.
“I want to disabuse you of that. I want to make it so clear and I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and dominate the peoples of the world. I’m here to announce the end of your time.”
Here are nine things you need to know about Farrakhan.
1. Farrakhan was born as Louis Walcott. Walcott originally had aspirations as a musician; he played the violin and performed as a calypso singer.… Continue Reading
‘Transgender’ Use of School Locker Rooms
Policy on the April 4th Ballot
Written by John Biver
Early voting begins today for the April 4th Consolidated Election. On the ballot will be candidates for municipal, township, park district, school board and other local governing bodies.
Too many voters think these races are not important, so turnout is typically very low. When turnout is lower – every vote carries much more weight. We have the chance to make a greater impact if we vote and encourage like-minded family, friends and neighbors to also vote.
Illinois Family Action is calling for your participation on several levels. Please learn about the candidates — a simple Google search can be useful even for these more localized races. Many candidates have either a website or a Facebook page with contact information you can use to reach out and ask questions.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Medved
To understand why they lost the election to Donald Trump and the Republicans, stunned Democrats must come to terms with the internal contradictions in their party’s policies and personalities.
On a policy level, Democrats tell the voters that the government is corrupt, and slanted toward the rich and powerful, even while they seek to grow that government. If corrupt government is using its power to help the privileged, you can’t correct the problem by handing government even more power.
Second, while Democrats pretend to represent the powerless rather than the privileged, they always pick elite candidates to head the ticket. Of the last 8 Democrats nominated for president, every one of them—8 for 8—had a degree from either Yale or Harvard.
Hillary Clinton could hardly appeal to outsiders who feel cheated by the system: with her Ivy League background and personal wealth, she’s been part of the political power elite her whole adult life.… Continue Reading
Written by Dr. Paul G. Kengor
I’ve been getting emails from bewildered colleagues asking about a survey of presidential scholars that determined that Barack Obama is the 12th best president in the history of the United States, putting him near the top quartile of our presidents.
How can this be? I, too, was mystified, especially given that I participated in the survey.
The survey was conducted by the impeccably fair C-SPAN. Few sources do their job like C-SPAN does. If you want truly unfiltered news, C-SPAN is unrivaled for its ability to simply place a camera in a room and let reality speak for itself.
When it comes to surveys of presidents, C-SPAN likewise has no peer. I remember the nauseating presidential surveys in the 1980s and 1990s. They were mere measurements of the liberalism of the academy — that is, liberal historians and liberal political scientists expressing their liberalism by their liberal rankings of presidents.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
Illinois Family Action wants to again highlight some important candidate information on the April 4th Board of Education elections as it relates to the important topic of privacy issues for students.
In High School District 211, there are 6 candidates running for 3 seats.
Ralph Bonatz, Katherine David, and Jean Forrest have the endorsement of Illinois Family Action. They have pledged to replace the current practice of allowing opposite-sex access to private spaces. They will provide a district-wide locker room and restroom policy that protects the privacy and well-being of all children, and one which includes reasonable accommodations for children with different requests. These candidates WILL protect the dignity and privacy of all children.
We urge you to reach out and show them your support for their position as it pertains to privacy rights for children. … Continue Reading
Written by Dennis Avery
The Democrats are devastated by their recent lost elections. They will be even more devastated as we learn the details of their massive global warming fraud.
Dr. John Bates, a former high level NOAA scientist, set off a furor by revealing that a recent NOAA paper, which claimed global warming hadn’t “paused” during the past 20 years, was fraudulent. The paper was timed to undergird President Barack Obama’s signing of the hugely expensive Paris climate agreement.
This is only a tiny fraction of the climate fraud.
Fortunately, high-tech research has finally sorted out the “mystery factor” in our recent climate changes—and it’s mostly not CO2. Even redoubling carbon dioxide, by itself, would raise earth’s temperature only 1.1 degree. That’s significant, but not dangerous.
CERN, the world’s top particle physics laboratory, just found that our big, abrupt climate changes are produced by variations in the sun’s activity. … Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
Love him or hate him or somewhere in-between, President Donald Trump‘s raucous start has seen unprecedented press coverage of the opposition to his activities. Whether it is a federal district court judge, Democratic leaders in Congress, or rioters and protesters in the streets, the left-leaning media has enjoyed reporting it all.
The traditional presidential “honeymoon”? Not a chance — and that became clear only days into the transition back in November. As Jonathan S. Tobin wrote in the National Review, “everything Trump and the Republicans say or do is seen as a harbinger of the Apocalypse…” It is, as Tobin also said, “a uniquely hostile media environment.” That isn’t much of surprise based on how the media covered Trump since his campaign began.
What is troubling, however, is that there are Republican politicians in Washington wanting to join in the “anti-Trump” fray less than a month into his presidency.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
If you live in School District U-46, three seats on that school board are up for election on April 4, 2017. You need to be aware that when it comes to the important topic of privacy issues for students, the candidates that deserve your support and are endorsed by Illinois Family Action are challengers Cody Holt, and Enoch Essendrop.
While there are three incumbent candidates and only two challengers, electing Holt and Essendrop (and removing two of the incumbents) will put voices of sanity and common sense on the board.
Visit Cody Holt’s Facebook page here.
Visit Enoch Essendrop’s Facebook page here.
Correction: IFA mistakenly sent out an email endrosing the wrong candidate who does in fact support to allowing students into opposite sex locker rooms and restrooms, despite an outpouring from the community to protect all children.… Continue Reading
Written by Brandon Showalter
In a Feb. 10 Morning Consult/Politico poll, 47 percent of evangelicals said they support allowing religious groups to engage in political activity, whereas 34 percent do not. By contrast, 54 percent of Catholics and 69 percent of Jews oppose such participation by religious groups.
The survey also shows that 40 percent of evangelical voters believe that churches should be permitted to endorse political candidates, a higher figure than all other religious groups polled, while 41 percent said such endorsements should not be allowed.
Before the election and most recently at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump repeatedly promised to do away with the Johnson Amendment, a provision in the U.S. tax code that restricts nonprofit groups with a 501(c)3 status from endorsing or opposing political candidates.… Continue Reading