Monday, July 25, 2016

Public Brings Amazing Grace Back to Alabama School

Elmore County School Superintendent, Dr. Andre Harrison, was quick to agree with a lone atheist that it's unconstitutional for the Holtville High School Marching Band in Deatsville, Alabama to play "Amazing Grace," but after his ban on the hymn caused a citizen revolt, Harrison was told by school counsel that it's OK to play Christian music at football games.
"I was reminded that, as a public school, we simply cannot endorse a religious message in our activities. I completely understand the frustration of some of our parents, but we have an obligation to follow the law, even when we don't want to."
-- Superintendent Andre Harrison's initial statement
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Mississippi Town Sings Hymns, Defies Atheists' Anti-Christian Demands

Wisconsin School Bans Christmas Music, Citizens Revolt

'God Bless America' Banned from Florida School

Atheists Help Liberal Schools in Oregon Ban Christmas Choirs

-- From "Superintendent reverses decision - 'Amazing Grace' will be played at Alabama school's halftime show" by Ivana Hrynkiw, The Birmingham News 7/24/16

Dr. Andre' Harrison said that the same person who complained to the district about the song also called the school's central office twice to say that the playing of "Amazing Grace" was unconstitutional.

"After word of my decision circulated, I heard from many concerned parents, and frankly I still had reservations about my initial decision. I asked counsel to do further research on this issue and present me with options that would keep the district in legal compliance, but permit performance of one of the most iconic songs in the history of our nation," Harrison said today.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "'Amazing Grace' pulled from Alabama high school band's football halftime show after complaint" By Erin Edgemon, The Huntsville Times 7/24/16

In a statement to the Elmore & Autauga News, the Elmore County Board of Education said legal counsel recommended that the religious-themed song be pulled from the band's repertoire following the complaint.

"Our Constitution prohibits us from promoting religion in our educational programs and activities," the statement read, in part. "While we understand the feelings of the parents who are unhappy about the decision, we have an obligation to comply with the law."

Superintendent Dr. Andre' Harrison also issued this statement to the website: "When the question was raised about the band playing Amazing Grace, a song we all grew up singing, my first reaction was this is a message that should be celebrated. But, after consulting with legal counsel, I was reminded that, as a public school, we simply cannot endorse a religious message in our activities. I completely understand the frustration of some of our parents, but we have an obligation to follow the law, even when we don't want to."

School officials didn't say who issued the complaint, but it appeared to have come by telephone.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Atheists' Complaints Motivate Christmas Fervor Across America

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dead Baby Parts Have NEVER Cured Disease: Congress

While Planned Parenthood insists that their baby-killing business furthers medical science, the Congressional Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has found no such benefits.
“Fetal tissue has been used in biomedical research for over 90 years. In this time, not a single medical cure has resulted from this research.”
-- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
For background, read Planned Parenthood Sells Aborted Baby Parts for Research

Also read Stem Cell Breakthrough: Embryos Needn't Be Killed

-- From "Congressional Report: ‘Fetal Tissue Has Not Been Directly Linked to a Single Medical Cure’" by Jeannette Richard, 7/19/16

“While it is commonly claimed that fetal tissue was used to produce the polio vaccine, this is largely false. The polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1955 using a monkey cell line, and is still produced using monkey cells.

“Some might object that while fetal tissue research has not directly resulted in medical cures, it has helped advance the overall body of scientific knowledge and thereby assisted in producing cures. It is impossible to determine whether this claim is true, and if so to what extent. Yet the fact is that no one can point to a single medical advancement that critically depended on the use of fetal tissue.”

“In fact, vaccines against eight diseases (Rabies, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Cholera, Plague, Tetanus, Pertussis and Bacille-Calmette-Guerin disease) were all developed in the 1800s and early 1900s, well before the first use of fetal tissue in research,” according to the report.

The panel examined the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of approved vaccines which prevent 26 different diseases, and found only three (Varicella, Hepatitis A, and Zoster) for which vaccines were developed using fetal tissue. However, these vaccines rely on fetal cell lines only for “economic, not scientific reasons,” the panel reported.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "How fetal tissue is used in medical research" by The Week Staff 10/24/15

How do scientists use fetal tissue?

It's used to find potential treatments for a wide range of common diseases and afflictions, including cancer, diabetes, birth defects, HIV, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Alzheimer's. Unlike adult tissue cells, fetal tissue cells can be manipulated into almost any kind of tissue, are less likely to be rejected by a host, and have the capacity to replicate rapidly — making them perfect for analysis into how diseases work. They are also being tried as actual treatments for Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, and diabetes, with researchers injecting fetal cells directly into organs in hopes of regenerating them. Fetal tissue was also a vital component in the development of vaccines for polio, chicken pox, rubella, and shingles. The polio vaccine alone saves 550,000 lives a year. Alta Charo, a bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, says fetal tissue research has benefited "virtually every person in this country."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "The Transfer of Fetal Tissue and Related Matters" a report to Select Investigative Panel of the U. S. House of Representatives 7/14/16

Fetal Cell Research is Outdated Technology - Beginning in the 1930s, viruses were propagated using fetal tissue and some laboratories continued to this method until the 1970s. During that time, scientists did not yet know how to work with more mature human cells, and fetal tissue was easier to grow in the laboratory. Science has now advanced beyond these earlier approaches. In short, human fetal tissue is outdated technology that is not necessary for modern vaccine research. For example, current vaccine research for HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Malaria and Ebola does not rely on fetal tissue.

Fetal Tissue is not Mainstream Science - In 2014, the most recent year for which data is available,200 NIH funded a total of 76,081 research grants, only 160 of which (less than 1%) involved the use of human fetal tissue. In contrast, in the same year, NIH funded 1,136 grants using adult stem cells. The fact that fetal research is such a tiny fraction of all scientific research calls into serious question the claim that fetal research is vital and that science will not advance without it. In reality, use of human fetal tissue is increasingly an outdated and unnecessary scientific technology, used only by a handful of scientists.

To read the entire report above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Mutant Human-pigs Created for Organs in U.S.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ex-lesbian Ex-wife, Now Man, Ruled De Facto Parent

Brittany Conover gave birth to her son Jaxon Conover in 2010, who was conceived by artificial insemination without a legal father, and thereafter "married" her lesbian lover Michelle Conover, from whom she is now divorced.  However, last week, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that Michelle Conover, who now claims to be a transgender named Michael and is suing for visitation rights to Jaxon, is the child's "de facto" parent.
“Gays and lesbians are particularly 'ill-served by rigid definitions of parenthood'...When gay or lesbian relationships end, at least one member will find itself in a court system ill-prepared to recognize its existence and to formulate rules to resolve its disputes.”
-- Judge Sally D. Adkins wrote in the majority opinion
For background, read Judge Declares Deceased Lesbian Married to Lover

Also read Sperm Donor Must Support Lesbians' Child in Kansas

And read Creating Synthetic Humans: Secret Harvard Meeting

-- From "Maryland's highest court recognizes 'de facto' parents" by The Associated Press 7/9/16

Maryland's highest court has ruled an adult who is intimately connected to a child's upbringing is entitled to visitation and a share of custody, if the child's best interests are served.

The Court of Appeals decision overturns an eight-year-old ruling. In that decision, judges declined to grant de facto parental rights to unrelated individuals, unless they could prove exceptional circumstances.

The boy [Jaxon] was born six months before [the two women] married and 17 months before they divorced.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "In win for gay couples, Maryland high court recognizes ‘de facto’ parents’ rights" by Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post 7/8/16

De facto parents can include the partner of a lesbian who undergoes artificial insemination, a gay man whose partner adopts a child from a country that does not allow same-sex couples to jointly adopt, or a straight man who raises a child with a woman for years without formal adoption.

R. Martin Palmer Jr., an attorney for Brittany Conover, said the court usurped the role of lawmakers in defining a parent and may have created a situation in which stepfathers can take control of children from capable mothers.

“Seeking to serve the needs of the LGBT community has created a bad situation for traditional families and their children,” Palmer said.

Nancy Polikoff, a family-law professor at American University who studies LGBT issues, said the ruling does not address all issues nontraditional parents face, including what happens when parent split up before an artificially conceived child is born and whether the children of non-biological parents qualify for benefits after their death.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Maryland’s Highest Court Establishes ‘De Facto Parenthood’ in Lesbian Divorce and Custody Case" by Jeannette Richard, 7/12/16

In the decision, the court established de facto parenthood for a person who formed a “parent-like” relationship with the child that “the biological or adoptive parent consented to and fostered,” provided that “the petitioner and the child lived together in the same household, that the petitioner assumed obligations of parenthood by taking significant responsibility for the child’s care, education and development, including contributing towards the child’s support, without expectation of financial compensation, and that the petitioner has been in a parental role for a length of time sufficient to have established with the child a bonded, dependent relationship parental in nature.”

Michelle/Michael filed a court request for visitation rights claiming that she had standing as a parent under Maryland’s definition of “father” for children of unmarried parents. Michelle still identified as a woman at that time.

In 2013, the circuit court ruled that “[Michelle] is in fact a female, had not adopted the child, and in no way was related to the child, thus not sufficiently establishing that she could be the ‘father’ of the child.”

The lower court ruled that Michelle did not have parental standing, but as a third party, must first show that Brittany was an unfit parent or that exceptional circumstances existed in order to claim visitation rights.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "The 'de facto' parent" an editorial by The Baltimore Sun 7/10/16

Since the issue of de facto parenting isn't addressed under existing statute, the court endorsed standards set forth under a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision: That the biological or adoptive parent consented to and fostered the third party's parent-like relationship, that they lived together in the same household, that the de facto parent took on significant responsibility for the child's care, education and development without expectation of financial reward, and the parental relationship lasted long enough for them to be bonded and the child to feel dependent.

Divorce and child custody decisions have always been a messy and difficult business with, as Judge Sally Adkins writes in the opinion, "grave implications for all parties." The case isn't resolved by the Court of Appeals ruling, only the legal standing of Michelle Conover who, according to a court filing, transitioned to living as a transgender man after the divorce. Now, the matter of visitation will be back in the hands of the lower court.

What constitutes a parent? Clearly, the answer to that question has evolved over time, and the law has failed to keep up with that social progress. . . .

To read the entire editorial above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Supreme Court Legalizes Sex With Animals in Canada

Monday, June 27, 2016

Obama's Monument to the 'Goodness' of Deviant Sex

Today, President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett dedicated America's first national monument to homosexuality, hedonism, and mental illness.  At the ceremony in Greenwhich Village, Jarrett praised the 1969 LGBT Stonewall riots as a battle for civil rights and emphasized this new monument as a symbol of the "true goodness" of the Gay/Transgender Agenda.
“We’re going to remember that fateful night in 1969 — people here were pursuing something that is a fundamental part of the founding documents of this nation: The pursuit of happiness.”
-- Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City
For background, read how President Obama is Building Alters of Worship to Sexual Deviancynow America's National Treasure

Also read of the new National Historic Landmark Honoring Chicago's Anal Sex Pioneer.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama's Transgender Mother's Day Proclamation

President Obama's OSHA Teams Up with EEOC to OK Perverts in Employees' Restrooms

Parents Across America Sue President Obama RE: Gay/Transgender Agenda for Schools

Department of Education Demands Communal Nudity in All Public Schools

-- From "Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights" by Katia Hetter and Kevin Liptak, CNN 6/24/16

"This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national park system," Obama said in a video released by the White House on Friday.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a new National Park Service initiative to identify important places and events associated with the LGBT civil rights struggle.

The National Park Service, which turns 100 this year, has expanded its efforts to include sites that tell the story of the LGBT community and other diverse U.S. communities, park service director Jonathan Jarvis told CNN in April.

The effort includes a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage Initiative, launched in 2014, to identify places and events associated with the story of LGBTQ Americans for inclusion in the park service.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Historic Stonewall Inn Dedicated As National Monument" by The Associated Press, WCBS-TV2 (New York) 6/27/16

Local and federal officials joined members of the LGBT community at a dedication ceremony officially designating the historic Stonewall Inn as a national monument to gay rights.

“I could not be more proud than today, where we are here to celebrate and recognize the first new unit of the National Parks system, the first national monument dedicated to the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and their fight for equal rights,” Director of the National Park Service Jonathan Jarvis said.

Jarvis said Stonewall and Christopher Park have now been welcomed into the family of “America’s most important places,” that includes the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and the Statue of Liberty.

Speakers at the ceremony included Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio, among many others.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Stonewall National Monument — Telling The Story Of The Struggle For LGBT Rights" by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Huffington Post 6/27/16

As I reflect back over just the last seven and a half years since President Obama took office . . .

When the President was sworn in, marriage equality was the law in just two states. And now it is the law of the land nationwide, because the Supreme Court validated [it] . . .

Our President signed . . . the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

And the Supreme Court upheld the Department of Justice’s position that a central provision in the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.

Right now, [the President's] Attorney General is fighting in North Carolina for Transgender rights, and his Department of Education is helping schools across our country protect the rights of transgender students.

To read the entire speech above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Feds Fire Pastor for Public Baptizing in San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Free Condoms Cause More Student Pregnancies: Study

A new study issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) concludes that students at schools that provide free condoms have ten percent higher birth rates, and independent research shows that twenty percent of teens say that instruction on contraceptives encourages them to have sex.
We find clear evidence that access to condoms in schools leads to an increase in teen fertility. . . . School condom distribution programs could encourage risky sexual behaviors, promote the use of the condom over methods that better prevent pregnancy, or cause schools to shift resources away from more effective programs.
-- Kasey Buckles and Daniel M. Hungerman, Notre Dame University economists
For background, read President Obama Funds Condom Delivery Service to Pre-teens

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Teenage Pregnancy & Birth Rates Drop to Historic Lows

Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study

And yet, Abstinence Education is Illegal in California per Judge's Ruling

And read how public schools across America provide sex training for children.

-- From "Study: Teen Birth Rates Rose in Schools That Gave Out Free Condoms With No Instruction" by Christina Cauterucci, Staff Writer, Slate 6/15/16

A new data analysis of in-school condom distribution programs from the 1990s has added new complexity to our understanding of teen pregnancy prevention. Most previous studies have shown that access to free contraception decreases teen birth rates, but this is the first robust study of condom-only programs. Researchers Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman of the University of Notre Dame found that teen births rose 10 percent at schools that gave out free condoms to students.

. . . The authors tracked pregnancy rates before and after the condom programs were introduced in each school, and they compared these numbers to the pregnancy rates at schools that had no condom program at all and the pregnancy rates among young women aged 20 to 24 in the same areas as the school. This allowed them to control for the possibility that broader societal shifts were driving the rising pregnancy rates in the schools that offered free condoms.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Not All Contraception Is Created Equal" by Dwyer Gunn, Pacific Standard 6/15/16

. . . the theoretical effects of providing free birth control to teenagers actually are ambiguous. On the one hand, condoms can prevent pregnancy if used correctly. On the other hand, providing teenagers with free birth control might increase sexual activity, and thus have the unintended effect of increasing teen fertility.

Buckles and Hungerman propose several possible explanations for their findings. Perhaps free condoms serve as a substitute for more reliable forms of birth control, such as the pill. Or perhaps they nudge a teenager who might otherwise be on the margins of becoming sexually active into engaging in sexual activity.

Ultimately, the authors suggest that their data best fits an interesting explanation that was first presented in a 1999 paper in the American Journal of Public Health, which found that condom use actually declined as condoms became more available in schools. . . .

It’s not entirely clear if today’s teens would respond to free condoms in the same way as the ’90s-era teens of Buckles’ and Hungerman’s research. Today’s teenagers are less likely to be sexually active and have access to more reliable forms of birth control, research has found.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Schools that distribute free condoms have higher teen birth rates: study" by Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews 6/16/16

Buckles and Hungerman compared teen births at schools that provided students with condoms—some provided counseling on the contraceptive method and some did not—with teen girls in places without school condom programs and slightly older girls in the same location.

Leading social scientist Dr. Michael J. New told LifeSiteNews that Buckles and Hungerman’s study “breaks new ground” because there has not been as much research on the impact of condom distribution programs in high schools as there has been on the impact of oral contraceptives.

“Overall, this study adds to a substantial body of research which shows that efforts to encourage contraception use through legalization, distribution or subsidies are ineffective at best or counterproductive at worst,” continued New. “Even the Guttmacher Institute acknowledges that availability of the birth control pill in the 1960s led to higher rates of teen sexual activity. Furthermore, another Guttamcher study found simultaneous increases in contraceptive use and abortion rates in the United States, Cuba, Denmark, Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Study: Higher teen birth rates for schools giving free condoms" by Michael F. Haverluck, 6/18/16

According to Ascend — an organization formerly known as the National Abstinence Education Association — President and CEO Valerie Huber explained that the aforementioned survey her organization conducted in partnership with the Barna Group divulged that two times the number of males — compared to females — came away from condom demonstrations at schools with the message that they were expected to have sex.

“[School programs that] normalize teen sex [and imply] sexual activity is a normal part of adolescent development, [combined with] condom distribution within even the class or maybe in the school clinic [mean schools are] tacitly saying and sometimes explicitly saying, ‘Hey, as long as you use this, you don’t have to worry about any of the consequences,’” Huber insists.

The pro-family leader maintains that the misleading message that teen pregnancies and the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases will not happen to them — in addition to the fact that underdeveloped adolescent brains are incapable of making fulling rational decisions — work together to create the “perfect storm” that can devastate the lives of teens.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Too Many Minority Babies, Feds Say of Teen Births

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Supreme Court Legalizes Sex With Animals in Canada

In a 7-to-1 ruling this week, the Canadian Supreme Court acquitted "D.L.W.," a British Columbia man convicted of 13 counts of rape and incest, of bestiality because he didn't insert his penis into the family dog but rather only engaged in other sex acts with the animal, and failed in his attempts to insert the dog's penis into his stepdaughters.
"Although bestiality was often subsumed in terms such as sodomy or buggery, penetration was the essence - 'the defining act' - of the offence."
-- Supreme Court of Canada (majority opinion)

"People who sexually abuse animals are sometimes linked to sexually abusing children as well, as the accused did in this case.  That's a really good reason parliament needs to act [to change the law]."
-- Camille Labchuk, Animal Justice
First we see it in Canada, then it permeates the U.S. (click headlines below):

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Bible as 'Hate Speech'

Canadian Pastor Found Guilty of Hate Crime

Canadian University: American Christian Arrested for Hate Speech

Canadian TV Bans Biblical Preaching

Canadian Man, 52, Newly Adopted, Becomes 6-year-old Girl

Socialist Government Schools Teach Bestiality

U.S. Democrat Senate Legalizes Bestiality in Military

U.S. Health Official Arrested for Bestiality

Animals Should be Treated as Humans: Gallup Poll

Also read Gay Men, Who Say They're Dogs, Demand Acceptance

-- From "Most bestiality is legal, declares Canada's Supreme Court" by Feliks Garcia in New York for the UK Independent 6/9/16

DLW's attorneys argued that bestiality linked to "buggery" - or sodomy - with animals beginning with an 1892 criminal code. Bestiality was first used in a 1955 code, but still was not defined to encompass every sex act with animals.

According to court record DLW smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act.

Court documents disclose that DLW attempted to have the dog perform intercourse on the stepdaughter, but that ultimately failed.

DLW is serving a 16 year prison sentence. He brought the bestitality conviction to the court on appeal.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "No Penetration, No Problem: Canadian Supreme Court OKs Bestiality" by Kevin Daley, Daily Caller 6/9/16

Canada’s legal definition of bestiality is rather amorphous. Before 1859, Canada prosecuted depraved sex offenses under the English Buggery Act, a broad prohibition on sodomy. Thereafter, an anti-buggery law was incorporated into the Consolidated Statutes of Canada as a capital crime. The Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1969, championed by Pierre Trudeau, later prime minister and father to current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, repealed the laws.

“Applying the principles that guide statutory interpretation leads to the conclusion in this case that the term bestiality has a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal. Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality,” the [Supreme Court] opinion read.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Supreme Court's bestiality ruling prompts call to change 'archaic' animal welfare laws" By John Paul Tasker, CBC News (Radio-Canada) 6/10/16

Justice Thomas Cromwell, writing for the majority, pored over the history of the law — and its evolution from Church of England prohibitions in the 16th century to early laws enacted in colonial Canada — and ruled that lawmakers have always intended to single out only a certain subset of animal abusers.

The Criminal Code does not expressly say that a penetrative act is necessary to be considered an offence. But Cromwell said that's what generations of lawmakers intended and subsequent legislative changes have added little clarity.

The only justice in the minority, Rosalie Abella, rejected the majority's decision. "Acts with animals that have a sexual purpose are inherently exploitative whether or not penetration occurs, and the prevention of sexual exploitation is what the 1988 amendments were all about," she wrote in her dissenting opinion.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Canada Legalizes Most Sex Acts With Animals" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 6/10/16

The Canadian legislature process recently made international news after the Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, introduced a new bill seeking to establish two year prison terms for people found guilty of transgender discrimination.

"There remains much to be done, though. Far too many people still face harassment, discrimination, and violence for being who they are. This is unacceptable," Trudeau said at the time, noting that the bill would expand existing "hate speech" prohibitions to include any public speech or communication that "promotes hatred" on the basis of "gender identity" or "gender expression," which is aimed at defending transgender people.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Canada’s Supreme Court Legalizes Some Sex Acts with Animals" by Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart 6/9/16

The question is a troublesome one here in the U.S. as well, dividing liberals and serving as a watchword to conservatives.

Recently, for instance, animal rights activists in Ohio were rallying for the legislature to make it more explicit that sex between humans and animals is forbidden by state law.

Ohio is one of only eleven U.S. states that don’t have any bestiality laws on the books, advocates say.

The U.S. and Canada are no outliers in having a mixed record when dealing with bestiality. A recent article from the Daily Mail lamented the troubling new trend of “animal brothels” rising in Germany as many humans are claiming sex with animals is just another “lifestyle choice.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

And read Christians Becoming Extinct in 9 Western Nations (including Canada)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

School, Cops Threaten Bible-sharing 7-year-old

Administrators at Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale, California banned first-grader Caleb Zavala from sharing Bible verses (notes given to him by his mother, Christina Zavala) to classmates during lunchtime, and then the Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff was dispatched to the family home to further forbid the boy from sharing his faith with anyone, anywhere on school property because "someone might be offended."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Texas Teacher Confiscates Bible from Second-grader

Teacher Bans Free Time Bible Reading in Missouri

Ban Christians From Missouri Schools, Atheists Say

Go To Jail for Bible Speech, Say Univ. of Texas Police

Bibles Removed, Deviant Sex Housing Added at Illinois Univ.

Bible Verse Gets Georgia Student Athlete Disqualified

Bible Harmful to Students, Must Ban: Parents Say

Yet in Colorado Schools, Satanic and Atheist Books are Provided to Students
Click for Fox News interview with family and attorney

-- From "School Calls Sheriff to Stop 7-Year-Old From Handing Out Bible Verses" posted at Santa Monica Observer 6/5/16

When one child shared one of these notes with the first-grade teacher, telling her, "this is the most beautiful story I've ever seen," the teacher intervened. After publicly rebuking the Zavala boy, she called Mr. and Mrs. Zavala and, invoking separation of church and state, told them that their son was not allowed to share bible verses on school grounds. The teacher was unimpressed with Mrs. Zavala's correct interpretation of the Establishment Clause and stated that if they wanted to share bible, it would have to be outside the school gates.

According, Mrs. Zavala and her son proceeded to hand out bible verses and stories to her son's friends at the school gate for a brief period after school let out. According to the Zavala's many children congregated to receive the stories.

On May 9, 2016, when Mr. Jaime Zavala came to pick up his son and distribute bible verses, he was approached by School Principal Pagliagro. Pagliagro told Mr. Zavala that it was "against school policy" to hand the bible notes out at the school gate and they would have to move onto the sidewalk, which was a "public place." Jaime and his son complied and soon returned home. It was at 4:30 pm on that day that the LA Deputy Sheriff knocked on their door, telling them the school had called to report that the child and his parents had been sharing papers at school and that this was not permitted.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "School Calls Sheriff On Seven Year Old For Sharing Bible Verses" posted at Law Officer 6/6/16

Mrs. Zavala made it a practice of including a Bible verse and encouraging note in her son’s lunch bag. The boy would tell his friends about the note and read them aloud at the lunch table.

It wasn’t long before children asked for copies of the notes and Mrs. Zavala obliged – including a brief note to explain the daily Bible verse.

“This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child,” said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale. They are also representing his parents, Christina and Jaime Zavala.

“It was outrageous and should shock the conscious of every freedom-loving American,” Mihet told me. “Apparently all the real criminals have been dealt with in Palmdale – and now they’re going after kids who share Bible verses during lunch time.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Elementary School Calls Police on 7-Y-O Boy for Sharing Bible Verses" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 6/3/16

The Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation organization which specializes in defending religious freedom, has since sent a letter to the Palmdale School District to inform the administration of the correct interpretation of the clause establishing separation of church and state, arguing that pupils have the right to exercise freedom of speech through printed materials.

"Therefore, it was improper to ban student religious discussion during lunchtime. The district cannot suppress and censor this discussion, or the one-page notes consisting of Bible stories and verses placed by C's mother in C's lunch for his own personal enjoyment and edification; which he voluntarily chose to share with his little friends during non-instructional time; which interested classmates were free to accept or refuse, at their own discretion," the letter stated.

"The additional copies requested by C from his mother, for his friends (who had specifically requested them from him), are likewise protected, and fall into no classification of material that might be lawfully prohibited by the school district," it added.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read U.S. Military Strips Bibles From 'Christian Terrorists'

However, Supreme Court Justice Scalia Said Government Should Favor God of the Bible