Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The American Family Association (AFA) was spurred into action after Target reiterated that transgender people were free to use the bathroom and changing room of their choice in their stores.
AFA warned that the policy would lead to men pretending to be women entering women's bathrooms.
On Breitbart News Daily, Sandy Rios, the group's director of governmental affairs, said that the AFA was testing Target's policy.
Stephen Bannon, the show's host, claimed that Target was “trying to exclude people who are decent, hard-working people who don't want their four-year-old daughter to have to go into a bathroom with a guy with a beard in a dress.”
“I think there’s no question that when you say that there are no barriers in the bathroom,” Rios said, “and that if men or women feel like they are men or women, the opposition of however they are equipped, and you have no restrictions, the net effect will be that people will not be stopped. We’ve already had people testing this, going into Targets and men trying to go into bathrooms. There is absolutely no barrier.”
“And so the chief concern, even more than just, I think, trauma, certainly for little girls of having men dressed like women coming in their bathrooms, the chief concern of the American Family Association is the predators who will take advantage,” she added.
Soooo, she just admitted to criminal intent, lock the bitch up.
Monday, May 2, 2016
The newly formed platform called Civil Society for the Family, set up by the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), describes itself as ‘the first pro-family coalition to explicitly push back against UN entities attempting to redefine the family to include same-sex relations.’
Organizations from any part of the world can become a member by simply signing up for the platform online.
‘We expect hundreds of groups from all over the world to sign onto The Family Articles and to join Civil Society for the Family,’ said C-Fam president Austin Ruse.
The Family Articles, which lay the foundation of the coalition, assert that same-sex couples and families do not deserve the same rights, protection and recognition as their straight counterparts:
‘Any mention of the family in UN resolutions and conference outcomes can only be interpreted in reference to a man and a woman united in marriage, and relations that are equivalent or analogous, including single parent families and multigenerational families,’ the Articles state.
‘Relations between individuals of the same sex and other social and legal arrangements that are neither equivalent nor analogous to the family are not entitled to the protections singularly reserved for the family in international law and policy,’
The coalition also believes that by giving ‘international status and recognition to social and legal arrangements between individuals of the same sex,’ the UN causes confusion and acrimony in international negotiations on the subject of the family.
‘The world cannot be held hostage by a small minority of countries blocking any discussion of the family unless they can impose same-sex marriage on the entire world,’ Ruse argues. ‘This is harmful both for the family for the United Nations.’
On the issue of parenthood, the coalition also lambastes governments who give same-sex relationships an equal footing as their straight counterparts, explaining that same-sex parents ‘undermine the fundamental human right of children to know and be cared for by their mother and father, and may jeopardize their health and wellbeing.’
The coalition hopes the UN will relook at its definition of marriage and family.
Other groups that are leading the initiative include Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage and TransAtlantic Christian Council.
He’s in a better place now after starting a gay-straight alliance and becoming a leader at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.
But on Thursday (5 May) when other student leaders at the school will be presented with scholarships at a special assembly, Jameson will not.
It’s not that he wasn’t chosen for one.
The Eychaner Foundation, which awards scholarships to LGBT youth leaders, selected Jameson for its Matthew Shepard Scholarship – a four-year $40,000 prize – but has been told it cannot present it publicly as it had in previous years under a different principal.
‘I’ve worked hard to prevent suicides, and having this scholarship presented allows other students to learn that LGBTQ students are valued in society, not shunned,’ Jameson writes in a letter to the school. ‘That’s why the Committee presents the scholarships at Senior Awards Programs, to try and help save other young lives who feel isolated and worthless, like I once did.’
The foundation and Jameson have launched a Change.org petition hoping to get the school to change its mind with only a few days left before the event.
The petition states in part: ‘After struggling with his self worth, and several suicide attempts, Liam has accepted the responsibility to help prevent other young students from attempting suicide. He has helped build One Dowling Family into a safe space for students to discuss their lives, fears and anxieties, and to find a core group of friends.
‘Please find your better angels and don’t turn a cold shoulder to Liam and other Dowling students who need to know they are valued and cared for.’