Associated Press reports:
The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.
The organization said it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The Boy Scouts had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate for those programs.
The organization’s leadership had considered a recent case in Secaucus, New Jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender. But the statement issued Monday said the change was made because of the larger conversation about gender identity going on around the country.
Dan Cadman expresses his disapproval of the “apocalyptic rhetoric and rowdy protests” that were held over what he believes are sensible safety precautions by the White House. The writer admits:
The White House might have done a better job of rolling out this EO and so avoided some of the trauma and drama…
in the end, it affected a total (at current figures) of 173 persons denied boarding and 109 held up at entry ports out of the hundreds of thousands who entered the United States in the past couple of days. Most of those 109 were kept a period of hours and then released.
Cadman puts the kerfuffle in perspective in a piece he wrote for LifeZette:
Following promulgation of the most recent executive order from the White House, establishing a 90-day suspension for visa issuance or entry into the U.S. of alien nationals from certain specified high-risk countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen), all hell broke loose.
Actually, the EO contains many significant facets, but most of them got lost in the shouting that prevailed.
Rowdy demonstrations were held at international airports and city centers in various parts of the country; international leaders issued solemn denunciations; three lawsuits were filed and temporary stays issued to enjoin that part of the EO which might result in actual removal of an alien who was in transit when it was issued, and arrived subsequently at a port of entry, and one even to enjoin detention and directing Customs and Border Protection to tell airlines to permit affected travelers to board — although both are probably judicial overreach given the government’s broad powers at U.S. borders.
Christian News reports what can happen when patrons express their displeasure:
The restaurant chain Chili’s has canceled a fundraiser set up by a franchise partner for an affiliate of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood after receiving complaints over the matter.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky had announced on social media last week that supporters throughout the two states could present a voucher when dining at Chili’s and 15 percent of their pre-tax purchase would be donated to Planned Parenthood.
The promotion was a part of Chili’s “Give Back” program.
“Here’s why you should go to happy hour,” the organization wrote. “Show this flyer at any Chili’s Bar and Grill in Indiana and Kentucky, and the restaurant will donate 15% of your check to PPINK! The promotion lasts now through March.”
According to Christian News:
Photo credit: The Scientist
A team of biologists at the Salk Institute in California has reportedly created the first-ever human-pig chimeras in an effort to test the idea of growing organs in animals that can later be used in human transplants.
“This biomedical advance has long been a dream and a quandary for scientists hoping to address a critical shortage of donor organs,” National Geographic writes. “Every ten minutes, a person is added to the national waiting list for organ transplants. And every day, 22 people on that list die without the organ they need. What if, rather than relying on a generous donor, you could grow a custom organ inside an animal instead?”
The concept of creating the hybrids, which are less than .001 percent human, involves injecting human stem cells collected from the patient’s skin inside of a small pig embryo, which is then implanted in a sow. The organ, grown for one month, would then be harvested from the pig and transplanted into the waiting patient.
First Baptist church is led by Pastor Robert Jeffress who’s one of the Religious Right leaders that vigorously campaigned for Donald Trump and helped get him elected. According to Dallas News:
Islamic State radicals have named Dallas’ First Baptist church as a potential target for an attack.
A digital ISIS propaganda magazine, Rumiyah, earlier this month included photos of the downtown church in an article urging ISIS followers to carry out arson attacks, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5).
Trevor Loudon of New Zeal reveals the names of some of the groups that sponsored the Women’s March that was held over the weekend:
One of the many radical groups who sponsored the anti-Free Market, anti-Trump temper tantrum thinly disguised as a “Women’s March” the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump was the Communist Party USA, whose organization was unapologetically featured at the Women’s March website as a “partner” of the march.
While the New York Times asks “what’s next” after the “success of the Women’s March,” but fails to mention the radical nature of the organizers, as usual.
Other associated groups include the Human Rights Campaign (co-founded by accused pedophile Terry Bean and responsible for the template used to push the ‘bathroom bills’ across America), Planned Parenthood, Americans for Democratic Action, Democratic Socialists of America, Demos, NARAL, EMILY’s List, and many, many others.
Actress and left-wing zealot Ashley Judd had some very nasty things to say about President Donald Trump at the star-studded DC march on Saturday. After viewing the video it is CRN’s opinion that unhinged is an appropriate way to describe the Hollywood star. According to Breitbart “During Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington, DC, Ashley Judd ranted, “I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol, like your wet dreams infused with your own genes.”
Judd’s disgusting rant becomes far worse than that, so before you click the link we warn you to brace yourself.
Fuller Theological Seminary was once a prestigious seminary. Not anymore. According to Amy Spreeman of Berean Research, “Fuller was one of the first seminaries to become infected by emergent thought.” Spreeman also reported that professor Daniel Kirk changed his position on LGBT inclusion in the church and announced that he now fully affirms same-sex relationships.
That was in Oct 2015. Now The Gospel Herald is reporting that “Fuller Seminary teams are working with Calvin Theological Seminary and the Lausanne Movement to assemble American evangelical leaders across a broad spectrum of perspectives, values and commitments to foster unity and solidarity in Christian approaches to engaging Muslims.” Moreover, “a meeting of evangelical leaders is slated to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary this August. Deemed an ‘intra-evangelical’ conversation, the meeting will address respective hopes, fears and questions about moving toward more positive, unified relationships with Muslims.”
Fuller is promoting unity with Islam, which is a pagan religion, in spite of the fact that God commands His people: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Cor 6:14).
Julie Brown Patton has the story:
Fuller Theological Seminary received a new $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to assist evangelical communities in fostering peaceful, respectful engagement with Muslims neighbors. Fuller is the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world.
Mark Labberton and Richard Mouw, president and president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, suggest dedicated work is needed to bring together American evangelicals to address hostility toward Muslims and find ways to counter Islamophobia.
Within the American context, both Islam as a religion, and its Muslim adherents, continue to garner a lion’s share of the public’s attention said Labberton.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer and contributor Brian Todd spent valuable airtime fantasizing about what would happen if the far left’s dream came true and both Donald Trump and Mike Pence were blown up on Inauguration Day. Breitbart has the disturbing story:
As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.
On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.
Blitzer introduced the segment, saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.
According to Aol News, Barack Obama has been “rushing to fill dozens of federal vacancies” with liberals:
With only hours to go until he leaves the White House and loses his executive authority for good, President Barack Obama appointed a slew of sports stars, longtime advisers and other figures to dozens of administration positions on Monday and Tuesday.
The president is rushing to fill dozens of federal vacancies before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday.
The White House announced the appointments in a pair of press releases published on Monday and Tuesday. Athletes including gymnast Gabby Douglas, basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Jason Collins, and soccer star Carli Lloyd were appointed as members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Collins, who made history four years ago when he became the first openly gay player in the NBA, and Lloyd are slotted to chair the council.
There’s a new poll out that shouldn’t surprise anyone. According to Gallup:
- 10 million American adults identify as LGBT (4.1%)
- LGBT millennials up from 5.8% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2016
- LGBT identification higher among women
The portion of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.1% in 2016 from 3.5% in 2012. These figures, drawn from the largest representative sample of LGBT Americans collected in the U.S., imply that more than an estimated 10 million adults now identify as LGBT in the U.S. today, approximately 1.75 million more compared with 2012.
According to Christian News:
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14
Over 20 clergy members representing Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, as well as those professing Christianity, gathered on Tuesday to seek a “blessing” over a new Planned Parenthood facility that opened last fall in the nation’s capital.
“In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, told DCist. “This confirms the sacredness of the work we do.”
“Now I can tell patients that this is a blessed space,” also remarked Serina Floyd, the medical director at the facility, located next to Two Rivers Charter School.
Many people do not understand that there are many kinds of Christians,” Christine Wiley asserted to the Huffington Post. “Conservative Christians dominate the television and radio media and influence people to think that this brand of Christianity ‘is’ Christianity. Although they have great influence, this stance is far from representing the true tenets of the person of Jesus Christ.”
Phelim McAleer of Breitbart examines two recent congressional investigations into the Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts scandal. He writes:
Photo credit:Kelsey Lucas Visualsey,The Daily Signal
Both were prompted by the Centre For Medical Progress (CMP) undercover investigation, which caught Planned Parenthood officials discussing how to illegally profit from selling baby parts. The first report in December was by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now House of Representatives Select Investigative Panel has published its report. Neither investigation relied on the CMP undercover videos to come to their conclusions.They carried out their own investigations — interviewing officials and employees under oath and using the power of subpoena to get their records.
What they found is horrifying and criminal. It’s disturbing that the results have been virtually ignored in the mainstream media. So to fill this gap, here are the top eight horrifying facts the mainstream media doesn’t want you know about aborted babies bodies being sold for profit.
Lifesite News reveals who this person is and why the news is so shocking:
The Vatican has invited the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference.
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb is scheduled to speak in Vatican City during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss “how to save the natural world.” The Stanford biologist champions sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth.
In his 1968 book, Ehrlich went so far as to defend forced abortion, writing: “Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”