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26 state school board associations distance themselves from national group calling parents ‘terrorists’


Reported By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor| Monday, November 15, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/26-school-board-groups-object-to-nsba-calling-parents-terrorists.html/

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IT Support Technician Michael Hakopian (R) distributes computer devices to students at Hollywood High School on August 13, 2020, in Hollywood, California. With over 734,000 enrolled students, the Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest public school system in California and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States. | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

At least 26 state school board associations have distanced themselves from the National School Board Association after it urged the Biden administration to use federal law enforcement agencies against parents who oppose the teaching of controversial curriculum in public schools by labeling them as potential “domestic terrorists.”

The national grassroots organization Parents Defending Education says the states that have distanced themselves from the NSBA’s letter include: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

Out of these, 12 states — Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin — have taken further action to withdraw membership, participation or dues from the NSBA.

PDE wrote to NSBA member states for their comment on the Sept. 29 letter sent to them by NSBA Interim Executive Director Chip Slaven, which critics believe likened activism of concerned parents to “domestic terrorism.”

The letter said the NSBA had asked the U.S. Department of Justice to mobilize law enforcement agencies to respond to “threats and acts of violence against public schoolchildren, public school board members, and other public school district officials and educators” as actions of “domestic terrorism.”

While some school board members across the nation have publicly shared incidents of threats they’ve purportedly received from angry residents, critics believe the request to get federal law enforcement involved is unwarranted and an attempt to silence parents. Specific examples of concerning actions included the disruption of school board meetings “because of local directives for mask coverings to protect students and educators from COVID-19,” the incitement of “chaos” at school board meetings by “anti-mask proponents,” and the confrontation of school boards by “angry mobs” that have led boards to “end meetings abruptly.”

John Halkias, the director of the NSBA’s Central Region, wrote to Slaven the same day, on Sept. 29, sharing his belief that “the Board of Directors should have been consulted before a letter like this was sent out publicly, and no less to the President of the United States and the National Press.”

“I also agree that the letter took a stance that went beyond what many of us would consider to be reasonable and used terms that were extreme, and asked for action by the Federal Government that many of us would not request,” he added. “In fact in a recent press conference, the White House Press Secretary stated that when these incidents occur, it is a matter for local law enforcement and local authorities, and NOT the federal government.”

In an Oct. 2 email, NSBA President Viola Garcia told the organization’s board of directors that “NSBA has been engaged with the White House and the Department of Education on these and other issues related to the pandemic for several weeks now.”

Five days later, the Department of Justice published a memorandum directing “the Federal Bureau of Investigations, working with each United States Attorney, to convene meetings with federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders within 30 days” to “facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff.”

Republican members of Congress also criticized the memo.

“As someone who was born in the Soviet Union, I am … disturbed, very disturbed, by the use of the Department of Justice as a political tool, and its power as the police state to suppress lawful public discourse,” Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., said in a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. “The FBI is starting to resemble old KGB with secret warrantless … surveillance, wiretapping and intimidation of citizens.”

Alabama Takes Major Step In Banning Hormone Blockers, Transgender Surgeries For Children


Reported By  Amanda Prestigiacomo | March 9, 2020 | DailyWire.com

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On Thursday, Republicans in Alabama took a key step in their quest to protect children from hormone blockers and transgender surgeries, when state senators approved a bill seeking to criminalize medical professionals prescribing or advising such drastic transgender medical intervention. According to The Washington Times, Republican Sen. Shay Shelnutt’s bill, called the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, seeks to “make it a felony for doctors and other medical providers to prescribe hormone blockers or surgeries for minors seeking to treat gender dysphoria.”

“I just don’t think, and others don’t think, that kids should be given experimental drugs or surgeries that could have irreversible consequences for the rest of their life,” Sen. Shelnutt told local reporters.
“Kids are not fully developed until later in life,” the Republican added. “I think we can all agree that kids aren’t capable of making certain decisions until certain ages. And so we want to just stop these procedures from happening in Alabama.”

The bill, which overwhelmingly passed in the state Senate, is soon headed to Alabama’s House of Representatives.

Alabama’s Republican Governor Kay Ivey has yet to indicate her intention on signing the bill if it were to pass the House.

Ivey earned praise from conservatives and scorn from feminists last year when she signed a robust pro-life bill, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, banning nearly all elective abortions within the state.

“I was shocked when I found out doctors in Alabama were prescribing these types of drugs to children,” Allen said in a statement, the Times noted. “This is something you hear about happening in California or New York but it is happening right here in Alabama and it’s time we put a stop to that practice.”

According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, giving a child hormone blockers to delay puberty is a “big step” that could effect their fertility.

“In those identified as male at birth, GnRH analogues decrease the growth of facial and body hair, prevent voice deepening, and limit the growth of genitalia,” the clinic’s site outlines, adding that the “treatment limits or stops breast development and delays or stops menstruation” for biological females.

Under “side effects” and “complications,” the site lists:

Possible side effects of GnRH analogue treatment include:

      • Injection site swelling
      • Weight gain
      • Hot flashes
      • Headaches

Use of GnRH analogues might also have long-term effects on:

      • Bone density
      • Future fertility

“If children with male genitalia begin using GnRH analogues early in puberty, they might not develop enough penile and scrotal skin for certain gender confirmation genital surgical procedures, such as penile inversion vaginoplasty,” the Mayo Clinic explains, adding that “delaying puberty beyond one’s peers can be stressful. Your child might experience lower self-esteem.”

Moreover, as highlighted by The Federalist, endocrinologist Michael Laidlaw has warned that puberty blockers “interfere with the expected increase in bone density in adolescence such that the bones are not as strong as they would be had normal pubertal development been allowed. This is due to the effect of dropping sex hormone levels to subnormal levels. These lost years of bone development cannot be regained.”

Laidlaw also emphasized the “truly terrifying” “psychological effect” hormone blockers have on children.

“Under the traditional treatment for gender dysphoria, which involves ‘watchful waiting or pursuit of family and individual psychotherapy,’ between 80 and 95 percent of adolescent patients outgrow their dysphoria naturally, The Federalist added.

[WATCH] Pastor At Black Church In Alabama Calls All Trump Supporters Racist and Mentally Ill


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URL of the original posting site: https://redrightvideos.com/watch-pastor-at-black-church-in-alabama-calls-all-trump-supporters-racist-and-mentally-ill/

A church deep in Alabama has put up a controversial message on its sign calling Trump supporters either racist or mentally ill. The pastor of the church is the one behind the message.

According to The Hill,

The controversial sign put on display outside the New Era Baptist Church reads on one side, “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” The other side of the sign displays another message: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.”

Michael Jordan, the pastor of the local church, told WZDX that he put the sign up hoping it would encourage people to choose a name other than Trump on their ballots next year. 

Daxton Kirk, a local Trump supporter, told the station that people “should not be able to come into a building and feel like you are hated or diversified just because you came here to worship the Lord.”

Kirk told the local station that he has reached out to the town’s City Hall to see if local officials can take action on the sign. 

 

The pastor even defends his hateful and racist message saying, “God motivates me to take a stand for what’s right. Read the Bible and look in the White House. If they call me a racist, look in the White House. When you vote for Donald Trump, you are supporting institutionalized racism.”

This pastor needs to take some time to read the Bible for himself and see what Jesus said about judging. I’m not arguing that the Bible says not to judge anyone because it does numerous times. But God tells us not to judge hypocritically and to not judge by appearance but make right judgment.

When this pastor automatically calls every Trump supporter a racist, he’s violating the Lord’s prescription for judging. I’ve NEVER been able to get a solid reply from anyone who says that Trump is a racist. The most recent thing they try to claim is telling the “Squad” to go back to their countries and fix them. Which, in the full context wasn’t racist at all.

17 Year Old Arrested for Shooting at Alabama Football Game…You Will Not See This in the Mainstream Media


17-year-old Deangelo Parnell turned himself into police early Saturday morning after shooting and wounding ten people at a football game and injuring one other during his rampage in Alabama.

Normally a mass shooting would bring out the mainstream media screaming for gun control, but unfortunately, they could not pin this on a white supremacist because the shooter is Black. That throws their whole narrative for a loop until the next white man commits a similar atrocity.

There has been no motive for the crime released but Parnell has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder.

From ABC News

A 17-year-old was arrested after 10 people were shot following a high school football game in Alabama, according to police. The victims in the shooting, which happened in Mobile, ranged in age from 15 to 18. They were rushed to area hospitals, officials said.

No one died, according to authorities.

Deangelo Parnell, 17, has been arrested and charged with nine counts of attempted murder, Mobile Police Department spokesman Laderrick Dubose told ABC News Saturday morning. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste didn’t confirm to reporters the shooting stemmed from an altercation, but he did admonish young people for “bringing their beefs that they have with each other in their neighborhoods” into public settings and “putting people in harm’s way.”

The incident “may have been a directed threat at one or two individuals and other people just happened to fall prey to their carelessness,” Battiste added.

One person had a seizure and another suffered an injured hand, but it’s unclear if those individuals were among the 10 who got shot.

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