Archive for August, 2006

Minneapolis Suspends Police Psychologist for Christian Beliefs

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

AN AMERICANS FOR TRUTH PRESS RELEASE

Naperville, IL—In perhaps one of the most egregious cases of anti-Christian discrimination in America to date, the Minneapolis Police Department, at the behest of pro-homosexual activists, has suspended a “highly rated” psychologist, Dr. Michael Campion, because of his past affiliation with a Christian group, the Illinois Family Institute.

Americans for Truth Corporate Outreach Director Matt Barber decried Campion’s suspension as an act of “blatant, illegal discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry–one which should send shivers down the spine of every person of faith.”

“What was Campion’s crime? It seems that three years ago, he was a board member with the Illinois Family Institute (IFI), a Christian organization which advocates traditional family values,” said Barber, who himself was fired by Allstate Insurance Company last year after writing an online article critical of homosexuality.

“This official government action by the Minneapolis Police Department is a transparent and egregious violation of Dr. Campion’s First Amendment rights to both freedom of association and religion,” Barber said.

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IN THE NEWS: Minneapolis PD Suspends Christian Psychologist for Being a FORMER IFI Board Member

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Excerpted from “Use of police psychologist put on hold for inquiry”, by David Chanen and Rochelle Olson, published Aug 28, 2006, in Minneapolis Star Tribune:

…The issue of Michael A. Campion’s affiliation with a conservative Illinois group that says it opposes the “gay lifestyle” was brought to interim Chief Tim Dolan’s attention on Wednesday during a meeting with the Police Community Relations Council.

Although he said there’s no indication of any bias in Campion’s work, Dolan decided the next day to stop using him until an independent review could take place.

…”Everybody is entitled to their views. But we felt it would be hard to separate them when reviewing people,” said Frank McNeil, a Springfield alderman.

Campion’s business, which is based in Champaign, Ill., has performed psychological testing for 32 years for more than 100 law enforcement agencies, including St. Paul. Last month, Campion received high marks from a consulting firm hired by the Minneapolis Police Department to evaluate his “general procedural goodness and specific cultural fairness” of his testing procedures.

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Great News in NY: Rainbow Boys Removed from Reading List

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Excerpted from Gay Book Pulled Off Reading List, by Bennett Loudon, published Aug 24, 2006, in Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez, was removed from the list of about 200 books earlier this month by Webster Central School District officials. The book was not removed from the school library.

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Released in 2001, the book about gay teen life won the International Reading Association’s 2003 Young Adults’ Choice award and the American Library Association selected it as a Best Book for Young Adults.

Click here to view an excerpt from this book

(Additional books in the Rainbow series include Rainbow High and Rainbow Road.)

Continue reading at Democrat & Chronicle…

California Governor Tosses School Moral Codes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Excerpted from Gov. Arnold Tosses School Moral Codes, published Aug 24, 2006, by WorldNet Daily:

…The governor yesterday signed a bill that would require all businesses and groups receiving state funding — even if it’s a state grant for a student — to condone homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality.

There is no exception for faith-based organizations or business owners with sincerely held religious convictions, critics note.

“The gates of hell are prevailing against the church,” Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families, told WorldNetDaily. “It’s because Christian colleges and churches have ignored the political process for so long. Now the political process, absent religious values, is coming back to assault the church.”

“This isn’t even a veiled attempt at subtly advancing the radical homosexual agenda,” said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. “SB1441 is an outright, blatant assault on religious freedom in California.”

Continue reading at WorldNet Daily…

VERY SAD: Schwarzenegger Squashes Religious Freedom

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Campaign for Children and Families (CA) PRESS RELEASE

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Campaign for Children and Families is shocked and dismayed that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB 1441 (Kuehl). Today’s disastrous action by Schwarzenegger means Christian and other faith-based colleges in California will be forced to promote transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality if they accept students with Cal Grants.

“People of conscience are appalled that Arnold Schwarzenegger has trampled religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists,” said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), a leading California-based pro-family organization. “SB 1441 will force religious colleges to either abandon their Biblical standards on sexuality, or reject students with state financial aid. Schwarzenegger is doing what Gray Davis did – trample religious freedom at the bidding of liberal activists from San Francisco and West Hollywood.”

“Arnold Schwarzenegger has two faces,” said Thomasson. “He speaks at churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family values, yet he’s stabbing pro-family Californians in the back. People of faith are suffering under Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s not the lesser of two evils, he’s doing evil.”

CCF had informed thousands of Californians about SB 1441, generating thousands of phone calls, faxes, and emails opposing this offensive bill. Last week, the Governor was faxed letters pleading for a veto by Christian colleges, including Westmont College (Santa Barbara), Shasta Bible College (Redding), The King’s College and Seminary (Van Nuys), Vanguard University (Costa Mesa), Life Pacific College (San Dimas), Trinity Law School (Santa Ana), William Jessup University (Rocklin), and Simpson University (Redding).

Supported only by Democrats in the California State Legislature, SB 1441 specifically requires “any program or activity that…receives any financial assistance from the state” to support transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality or lose state funding. SB 1441 contains no exemption for religious colleges and universities that accept students with Cal Grants, or child-care providers that accept CalWORKS vouchers.

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900 Protest in Vancouver Over Homosexual Activist Control of Gay Curriculum in Schools

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Excerpted from 900 Protest in Vancouver Over Homosexual Activist Control of Gay Curriculum, by Hilary White, published Aug 28, 2006, by LifeSite News:

…Over 900 protested the lack of public input in the proposed revision to the curriculum to include information on homosexuality.

After a long effort through the Human Rights Tribunals, two homosexual activists have succeeded in having the high school curriculum revised to include endorsement of homosexuality as a normal lifestyle. The CBC reports that classroom materials will also be used to assert that homosexuality is normal and acceptable.

Parents however, do not want their children indoctrinated in the sexual orthodoxies of the gay movement and have demanded input in the curriculum revision.

Continue reading at LifeSite News…

When Is It OK for Boys to be Girls, and Girls to be Boys?

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Never. (Deuteronomy 22:5)

Excerpted from When is it OK for boys to be girls, and girls to be boys?, by Ilene Lilchuck, published Aug 27, 2006, by The San Francisco Chronicle:

Park Day School is throwing out gender boundaries.

…Park Day’s staff members are among a growing number of educators and parents who are acknowledging gender variance in very young children. Aurora School, another private elementary school in Oakland, also is seeing children who are “gender fluid” and hired a clinical psychologist to conduct staff training.

…”What is new is how parents and educators are addressing it and being open to it at earlier ages,” said Taneika Taylor of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, an organization in Washington, D.C., that is trying to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes.

…Gender variance is an especially touchy topic when young children are the subjects. The Traditional Values Coalition calls efforts to accommodate these kids “normalizing the abnormal.”

The group’s executive director, Andrea Lafferty, said gender variance is a Bay Area phenomenon.

“If you talk to your typical person across America, they would be appalled,” she said. “God made us male and female, and God makes no mistakes. To teach a child at an early age self-hatred, and that’s what this gender variance is, is very sad.”

Continue reading in The San Francisco Chronicle…

Women-Only Event Organizers Ban Transgender Women From Attending

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Excerpted from Women-Only Event Organizers Ban Transgender Women from Attending, by Troy Espera, published Aug 25, 2006, in the pro-homosexuality Edge Boston:

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
A women-only summer music festival in Michigan is under fire this week for asking transgender women interested in attending the event not to come.

After an openly transgender woman was allowed to purchase a ticket at this summer’s Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Camp Trans organizers released a statement on August 21 celebrating the end of an 15-year old divisive policy that served to police women’s bodies and exclude transwomen from attending the Festival.

Continue reading at Edge Boston…


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