Obama’s Transgender Video: Cops Must Ignore Local Laws, Science

According to Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart, the DOJ is training law enforcement officers “to suppress their power of observation, forget what they learned about biology, and ignore local laws that exclude men from women’s public bathrooms.” He writes:

TransgenderBarack Obama’s Department of Justice has issued a transgender training video directing police to automatically accept claims by people that they have switched their sex, and to ignore local laws regarding sexual privacy in public bathrooms. The 12-minute video presents a dramatized situation where a woman calls the police after she sees a transgender man enter a public women’s restroom. The transgender man then tells the police officer “I was in the restroom but I’m a woman.”

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Target is discounting everything to win shoppers back amid boycott

Target seems to be getting desperate in their effort to win shoppers back.  As previously reported, a large number of people have chosen to boycott the superstore because transgender men are allowed to share women’s restrooms and fitting rooms. What was Target’s solution?  To spend $20 million to add single-stall restrooms — but the restrooms are for those who are uncomfortable sharing a restroom with someone of the opposite sex. Now management has decided to discount everything in the store to win boycotters back.  What we learn from all this is that boycotting can make a difference. Business Insider has the story:

Target StoreTarget is launching a first-of-its-kind one-day sale to try and boost back-to-school shopper traffic amid a boycott over its bathroom policy.

The retailer is offering a 10% discount on everything in its stores and online on Sunday. Target is calling the event #TargetRunDay.

It marks the first time Target has ever offered a 10% discount both in stores and on its website.

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New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

According to CBS Boston:

Mental HealthNew concerns arise about the mental health of students on college campuses all across the country.

Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, says 50% to 60% of college students have a psychiatric disorder.

“What I’m including in that is the use of substances, anxiety, depression, problems with relationships, break-ups, academic problems, learning disabilities, attentional problems,” says Dr. Beresin. “If you add them all up 50% doesn’t seem that high.”

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University of New Mexico Chancellor Admits Brains of Aborted Babies Dissected During “Summer Workshop”

Christian News Network reports:

Baby in the wombA chancellor at the University of New Mexico was recently recorded acknowledging that a staff member acquired the brains of aborted babies to use for dissection at a high school summer camp.

New Mexico Alliance for Life recently uploaded a short video in which Dr. Paul Roth, the chancellor of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, is asked about the matter.

“Can I please ask you to say what you said before regarding the workshop with human fetal remains with high school students?” Marcie May with New Mexico Alliance for Life asks in the footage.

“Yes, we had a faculty member who obtained some tissue, and during one of these summer workshops dissected, I think, one or two fetal brains,” Roth replies, nodding.

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Poll: Americans giving up on God, miracles

According to the Washington Examiner:

No GodHalf of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with any religion, according to a new survey.

Pew Research Center said Wednesday that 49 percent of what they term “nones” left their church and religion because they “don’t believe.” Another 20 percent said they don’t like organized religion. Other reasons included “common sense” and a lack of believe in miracles.

The survey is the latest from Pew that demonstrates a growing trend in America: More and more people are junking religion and many are giving up on God.

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Texas Judge Blocks Obama Admin’s Policy Allowing Male Students in Girls’ Restrooms

Christian News Network reports:

Transgender bathroom 2A federal judge has placed a preliminary injunction on a controversial directive from the Obama administration that required public school districts to allow male students who identify as female to use the girls’ restroom and vice versa.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor determined that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice had not followed the proper channels in issuing the nationwide guidance, and suggested that the departments’ interpretation of federal law was incorrect.

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USA Today: Rio Police Lying About Ryan Lochte Gas Station Encounter

Breitbart reports:

In an extensive investigation featuring an eyewitness interview, observance of multiple surveillance camera videos, and an on-location visit, USA Today has found significant evidence that American Olympic champion Ryan Lochte was robbed at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro, and police lied about him and three other U.S. swimmers vandalizing a bathroom.

In the narrative of events that all parties agree on, Lochte and teammates James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger were detained at a gas station last week at gunpoint after an attendant caught them urinating behind the station. The men were en route back to the Olympic Village from a party to which they were invited by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Silva. All four are described as extremely inebriated, and were only allowed to leave the station after handing over cash to the station attendant and two law enforcement officers.

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“The Darwinian View is False”: Ph.D. Biologist Dismantles Evolution in New Book

Christian News Network reports:

Evolution 2An accomplished molecular biologist with more than two decades of research experience has come out with a new book in which he describes crippling weaknesses in the theory of evolution and argues instead that life must have been invented by God.

Dr. Douglas Axe is a credentialed scientist who earned a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology and held a number of research positions at the University of Cambridge. The author of numerous scientific papers, Axe currently serves as director of Biologic Institute—a non-profit organization committed to researching biology and the origin of life.

Axe says he first became interested in evolution while working on his Ph.D. in California, so at Cambridge he extensively studied DNA and proteins.

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GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in “Post-Christian America”

Breitbart reports what a popular left-wing blog is saying about the 2016 election:

AntichristSalon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant.

Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.”

To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any religious tradition, up from 20 percent just three years earlier.

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Evangelical Lutherans Overwhelmingly Vote to Approve Declaration of Unity With Roman Catholics

Christian News Network has the story:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly last week to approve a declaration of unity with the Roman Catholic Church in an endeavor to “enumerate the many points of agreement between Lutherans and Catholics”—a move that some state is contrary to biblical Christianity.

The “Declaration on the Way” was approved 931-9 during the denominational assembly at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. According to an official press release by the ELCA, members stood and applauded following the vote.

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Obama: “We’ve Designated New Monuments to…Folks Who Stood Up For Equality at Stonewall in New York”

According to CNSNews:

Stonewall InnPresident Barack Obama said in his weekly address today that he had set aside “more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters” as national parks and monuments, which is “more than any administration in history.”

Among the national monuments he created, Obama said in his weekly address, was “Stonewall.” This monument commemorates riots that took place in 1969.

In his June 24 proclamation the president said this about Stonewall:

“In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a riot broke out in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the City’s best known LGBT bars.  Over the course of the next several days, more demonstrations and riots occurred in the surrounding neighborhood including Christopher Park.  During these days, because of its strategic location across from the bar, Christopher Park served as a gathering place, refuge, and platform for the community to voice its demand for LGBT civil rights.  The Stonewall Uprising is considered by many to be the catalyst that launched the modern LGBT civil rights movement.”

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This temporary tattoo can control your smartphone

Steven Overly of The Washington Post has the story:

Duoskin tattooScientists at the MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research have designed metallic body art that can control and communicate with electronic devices, such as smartphones or laptops.

DuoSkin temporary tattoos, which can be made at home and wash off in a day, use the electrodes present in inexpensive gold leaf to create a conductive surface. The gold leaf and a thin layer of silicone adhere to the body to create an “interface” on the skin that when touched can indicate certain commands to your electronic devices.

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NBA moves all-star game to New Orleans over transgender law

According to Yahoo News the powerful LGBT lobby claims North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which says that boys and girls should be able to use public restrooms, locker rooms and showers without fear of the opposite sex being present, is hostile toward transgender people and praised the NBA for punishing the state.

NBAThe NBA has awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans, the Associated Press reported on Friday, a month after removing it from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth.

The AP cited a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had yet to be announced by the league. NBA representatives were unavailable for comment.

The National Basketball Association had expressed its opposition to state House Bill 2, or HB2, since it was passed in March and tried to work with state officials to change the law before ultimately making a decision to relocate its mid-February exhibition game.

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Drug-Related Deaths Rise to Record High in Scotland

The Christian Institute reports:

Drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures.

There were 706 drug-related deaths in 2015, a 15 per cent increase on 2014, when 613 people died.

The official statistics were released in a report by the National Records of Scotland investigating drug-related deaths.

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Obama To End Single-Sex Bathrooms on Federal Property

According to Breitbart:

Transgender bathroom signPresident Barack Obama’s deputies will insert a rule in federal regulations on Friday to prevent federal facilities from operating single-sex bathrooms.

The rule in the “Federal Register” of regulations will open up thousands of bathrooms in federally operated buildings to employees and visitors who claim on any given day to be “transgender” members of the opposite sex.

BuzzFeed reports it obtained a draft notice of the rule that was sent to federal agencies.

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Target to Spend $20 Million Adding Single-Stall Restrooms Over Opposition to Transgender Policy

Christian News Network reports that Target’s solution is to add single-stall restrooms, not for transgender persons, but for those who are uncomfortable sharing a restroom with someone of the opposite sex.

Target StoreThe national retail chain Target has announced that it plans to spend $20 million in adding single-stall restrooms to stores without the option in an effort to quell opposition to its policy on transgender use of bathrooms and changing rooms.

“Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” Target CFO Cathy Smith told reporters this week in a conference call.

As previously reported, Target outlined its company policy in April surrounding controversy over “bathroom bills” passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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HRC’s Back-to-School Tips: Add LGBTQ Topics to Math Problems, Check Pronouns

CNSNews reports:

MathThe Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) “Welcoming Schools Initiative” released back-to-school tips for educators Tuesday that include introducing LGBTQ topics into math word problems and “checking in on each other’s pronouns twice a year” to increase “accountability.”

The tip to integrate LGBTQ topics into everyday lessons includes a suggestion to “make sure that you suggest some LGBTQ people that your class can study such as Harvey Milk or Alan Turing.”

“Creating word problems?” the HRC classroom guide asks. “Rather than asking students to calculate the speed of a car carrying ‘Gabby and her mom and dad,’ ask them to calculate the speed of a car carrying ‘Gabby and her two moms’.”

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DC Public School Official: More Than 15% of Students Identify as LGBQ

CNSNews reports:

LGBTQ kidsAn official for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) told a U.S. Department of Education bullying summit on Friday that “more than 15 percent” of high school students in DCPS identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or “questioning” – i.e. not sure of their sexuality.

DCPS Health and Wellness Director Diana Bruce cited statistics from a 2012 survey which also found that “6.2% of D.C. middle school youth identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual” and “8.9% of D.C. middle school youth identify as questioning or not sure” regarding their sexual identity.

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“Jesus Calling” to launch radio hour to worship false Christ

According to Amy Spreeman of Berean Research:

Jesus CallingSarah Young’s multi-million dollar heretical Jesus Calling franchise will now be a nationally syndicated radio broadcast called the Jesus Calling Worship Hour.  Making the announcement exclusively on its Facebook page, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young reported that the program will be a one-hour weekly event debuting Labor Day weekend on more than 400 stations in 44 states.

“We’ll be featuring recorded comments, testimonials and stories from Jesus Calling fans just like you sharing how this book has impacted your faith walk,” reported the site.

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“Pope Francis” Claims Mary Was “Assumed Into Heaven Body and Soul” on Feast of Assumption

According to Christian News Network:

Pope FrancisJorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” asked for Mary to intercede for the oppressed on Monday and claimed to the thousands gathered to observe what is known as the Roman Catholic “Feast of the Assumption” that she had been “assumed into Heaven body and soul.”

“To the Queen of Peace, who we contemplate today in heavenly glory, I wish to entrust once again the anxieties and sufferings of the people who, in many parts of the world, are innocent victims of persistent conflict,” he said.

The Feast of the Assumption marks the Roman Catholic belief that Mary ascended into Heaven and did not suffer a physical death, although as the outlet American Catholic notes, “Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s assumption into heaven.”

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What Conservatives Did to Pull Off Religious Liberity Win In California

According to The Daily Signal:

Photo credit: Baptist News

Photo credit: Baptist News

California conservatives won a surprise victory this week, changing a state assembly bill that would have curtailed the freedom of private religious colleges.

“We literally were able to see tens of thousands of people mobilize to make calls and to write their legislators, and to participate in the political process,” William Jessup University President John Jackson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

“We were hearing from legislators who said that they had gotten hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of phone calls on just this one piece of legislation,” he added. “And I think that’s a tremendous, tremendous encouragement to me for the health of our state.”

It’s a victory that they hope will prove a bellwether for institutional liberty fights to come.

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Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats

According to Breitbart:

Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday.

Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”.  Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians.

At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing.

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Silicon Valley’s fascination with a fountain of youth

Michelle Quinn of East Bay Times reports that some well-known billionaires, including PayPal founder Peter Thiel, are funding cutting-edge research that could result in a longer life. The science behind this is called transhumanism. Transhumanism is an intellectual and cultural movement that believes that through science and technology the human race has the potential to evolve far beyond our current physical and mental limitations. Quinn has the details:

TranshumanismHang around Silicon Valley for awhile and the obsession with immortality is clear. Techies want to solve that granddaddy of problems: Death.

Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor behind Facebook and co-founder of PayPal, recently made headlines for his reported personal and professional interest in whether blood transfusions from younger people can improve and even extend life for older people.

Ewww. Vampire alert.

Ghoulish and ethically questionable as it may seem, Thiel’s interest in young blood and other life extension gambits shouldn’t come as a surprise.

In the eyes of many technologists, the human body is just another machine that can be tinkered with and tweaked.

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Nation’s Oldest Catholic University Appoints First Full-Time “Director for Hindu Life”

Christian News Network reports:

HinduismThe nation’s oldest Roman Catholic university announced this week that it has appointed its first “director for Hindu life,” who they are noting to be the first Hindu priest chaplain in the nation.

Georgetown University’s newspaper The Hoya explained on Tuesday that Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry Howard Gray, S.J. sent out a campus-wide email advising that Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan had been selected for the appointment.

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New United Methodist group aims to boost evangelical voice

United Methodist News reports:

Truth - falseA new evangelical United Methodist group is taking shape just as the denomination’s longtime homosexuality debate appears to be reaching a turning point.

Some United Methodists are anxious about the group. Even before its first gathering set for Oct. 7 in Chicago, the new Wesleyan Covenant Association faced suspicions that it is trying to force a church divide and form a new denomination.

However, that is not the association’s intent, organizers maintain.

“This group was not formed to be the start of a new denomination,” the Rev. Jeff Greenway told United Methodist News Service.

“It was formed to provide a new, broader voice and encouragement to persons who are dedicated to the very best of scriptural Christianity in our Wesleyan, evangelical, orthodox tradition within The United Methodist Church.”

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