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Tony Perkins on Kellogg’s Dumping Breitbart – and the Left’s Latest Target: Chip and Joanna Gaines

November 30th, 2016

people_mag_chip_joanna_gaines_resizedThe following is reprinted from Family Research Council’s daily Washington Update newsletter, by president Tony Perkins. Remember when pro-homosexual-“marriage” advocates told us that legalization would have no effect whatsoever on the Church? Regarding Kellogg’s and Breitbart.com, it’s astonishing to me that the cereal company is so tone-deaf that it is disassociating from a website that is hugely popular with the American people and which helped elect our next president. Apparently the Gay Thought Police (GTP) and other liberal scolds are not deterred by a repudiation of leftist Political Correctness at the ballot box. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

Take Action: Call Kellogg’s at (800) 962-1413 or contact them online HERE.

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Kellogg’s Signals Bran New Day of Bias

November 30, 2016

By Tony Perkins, with Family Research Council staff

HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines were just on the cover of People magazine — and now, they’re the face of something else: a controversy over the fact that their pastor preaches the Bible. For the last few years, the Texas couple has charmed their way into people’s hearts — not just with their talent for renovation, but with their sweet and genuine relationship. Their show “Fixer Upper” has exploded in popularity, and the parents of four have never shied away from their faith — which they’ve talked about at length in their books and interviews.

Today, that faith is under fire by a handful of far-Left extremists who’ve latched onto a sermon the Gaines’ pastor, Jimmy Seibert, preached about marriage and sexuality. “If someone were to say, ‘Marriage is defined in a different way,’ let me just say: They are wrong,” Seibert said. “God defined marriage, not you and I. God defined masculine and feminine, male and female, not you and I.”

Now, I’m not sure why it’s news that a Christian church believes what the Bible teaches about sexuality, but apparently, this is a shock to the liberal media establishment. When reporters contacted the church, the communications director pointed them to Antioch’s webpage on “beliefs,” where it says: “Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.” That was their belief when the church was founded 17 years ago — and it’s their belief today. And, as recent polling points out, Chip and Joanne’s church is hardly in the minority! Fifty-three percent of all Americans (not necessarily Christian) told Wilson Allen Perkins polling this month that despite what the Supreme Court ruled, they still define marriage as the union of a man and woman.

Obviously, the Left is trying to do to Chip and Joanna what they unsuccessfully did to the Robertsons of “Duck Dynasty:” take down a hugely successful program in a show of political force. That’s unlikely to happen to a couple like the Gaines, who have no interest in renovating their views to suit a narrow ideology. Hopefully, HGTV has learned since its ousting of the Benham Brothers that religious discrimination doesn’t play well with viewers.

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VIDEO: Zales Jewelers Commercial Is Slick Propaganda to Normalize Homosexual ‘Marriage’

November 29th, 2016

Calls pour into Zales as corporate America’s moral free fall continues

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Mix the Aberrant with the Normal: Zales’ wedding commercial mixes two joyous, attractive women in an immoral, counterfeit “wedding” ceremony–with several images of normal, male-female couples. The goal is simple: get the public over time to embrace or at least accept that genderless, sin-based “marriages” are akin (“equal”) to the real deal. More info HERE; call Zales at 1-800-311-5393; hit option “6”–or write them HERE.

Folks, if you’re looking to buy diamonds or jewelry but you also care about preserving natural marriage as God designed it–one man, one woman, producing babies together–don’t shop at Zales (call 1-800-311-5393; hit option “6”). The jewelry company created this 30-second commercial that helps normalize homosexuality-based “marriage” by mixing it in with several images of normal, male-female relationships and marriages. That’s a tried-and-true propaganda tactic used to break down cultural norms (the Left’s specialty).

The Zales lesbian counterfeit “wedding” scene starts at the 8-second mark. For more background on the Zales and the campaign against it by our friends at One Million Moms (OMM), see my piece in LifeSiteNews. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org

Take Action: OMM gives the following ways to reach the morally-challenged jewelry company:

  • Call Zales at 1-800-311-5393; hit option “6”–[They’re getting lots of calls!–PL] 

  • Contact Zales online through their Facebook Page or Website Form

  • E-mail Zales directly at kkanary@jewels.com

 

AFTAH to Trump: ‘Gay Marriage’ NOT ‘Settled’ Law – Urges President-elect to Honor His Pledge to GOP Voters to Defend Traditional Marriage – Work to Reverse SCOTUS Obergefell Ruling

November 15th, 2016

LaBarbera: “It would be a YUUGE mistake for Trump to break his pledge to pro-marriage Republican voters who put him in the White House”

Donald Trump has a long history of pro-homosexual advocacy.

LGBTrump? Donald Trump has a long history of pro-homosexual advocacy. He now says–as he did in 2015–that the homosexual “marriage” is “settled” due to the Supreme Court Obergefell ruling –which was eviscerated in a dissent by Trump’s ideal SCOTUS Justice, the late Antonin Scalia. Above is Trump’s 2000 interview with the “gay” magazine The Advocate, in which he suggested adding homosexuality to the federal Civil Rights Act. Read about it HERE. Click on graphic to enlarge.

AFTAH Press Release, November 15, 2016; americansfortruth@gmail.com

CONTACT: Peter LaBarbera or Brad Wallace: 312-324-3787

CHICAGO – AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera called on President-elect Donald Trump to revise his estimation that the Supreme Court has “settled” the issue of homosexual “marriage”–and instead honor his pledge to America’s voters to defend natural marriage against the “shocking” 2015 Obergefell ruling.

[Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org) is dedicated to exposing and opposing the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) agenda. Sign up for AFTAH updates.]

In an interview with CBS “60 Minutes” Sunday, Trump asserted that the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling imposing homosexual “marriage” on all 50 states was “settled” law, and that “gay marriage’ as a political issue is “done … And I’m fine with that.”

That directly contradicts what then-candidate Trump told GOP primary voters in South Carolina last February: that he opposed the “shocking” Obergefell decision and that evangelical voters can trust him to protect real, man-woman marriage. Trump said he favors letting the states decide marriage laws for themselves.

Just prior to the Iowa caucuses, where he was appealing to evangelical voters, Trump said he would like to see Obergefell overturned: “If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change things, but they have a long way to go.”

The late Antonin Scalia—whom Trump holds up as the type of Supreme Court Justice he would appoint–ripped into Obergefell in a powerful dissent—saying it was a “naked judicial claim to legislative–indeed, super-legislative–power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government.

“[T]o allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation,” Scalia wrote.

AFTAH’s LaBarbera described what is at stake with Trump and marriage: “Many millions of evangelical, Catholic and moral-minded voters trusted Mr. Trump with their votes because they did not see him as just another slippery politician. Now it is up to President-elect Trump to show that he is worthy of that trust by clarifying his defeatist statement on Obergefell.

“America cannot become great again by defying God, and homosexuality-based ‘marriage’ is about as godless as it gets,” LaBarbera said. “Trump needs to do all he can to reverse the Supreme Court’s unconstitutional Obergefell ruling—just as he pledges to overturn Roe v. Wade and abortion-on-demand.

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Flashback: Pro-LGBT Hillary Clinton Defended Natural Marriage as ‘Sacred Bond’ of Man and Woman – LifeSiteNews

November 8th, 2016

Folks, the day for deciding America’s future is finally here. I wrote this piece for LifeSiteNews.com, where I am now a U.S. reporter. [Sign up for LSN updates here.] This callout quote below aptly represents the way “progressives” think. Rather than mold our behaviors to God’s ideal–revealed through the Bible–modern liberals resent those who adhere to a Higher Law and will not conform to sin-based agendas. Go out and vote, and as always, ignore the corrupt, liberal media! — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org

“One of my big problems right now is that too many people believe they have a direct line to the divine and they never want to change their mind about anything.” — Hillary Clinton, NPR “Fresh Air” interview, 2014

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Flashback – Pro-LGBT Clinton Defended Natural Marriage as ‘Sacred Bond’ of Man and Woman

By Peter LaBarbera

November 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Like the Democratic U.S. president she is trying to succeed, Hillary Clinton has done a 180-degree U-turn on the legalization of homosexual “marriage”—going from a religious-minded foe of genderless “marriage” in 2000 to a fervent crusader for it today as a supposed “constitutional right.”

Most ominously in a post-Obergefell America that is increasingly hostile to citizens who do not wish to participate in or validate same-sex “marriage,” Hillary Clinton is now a vocal opponent of “religious freedom restoration” laws like the one overturned in Indiana. These laws aim to preserve people’s right to live out their support for natural marriage before God (a belief Hillary shared pre-2013) and not to countenance sin.

She also openly expresses hostility to faith-based citizens who refuse to bend their thinking on homosexual “marriage.”

In that vein, Mrs. Clinton touts the federal LGBTQ “Equality Act,” which adds homosexuality and transgenderism to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and which, in its present form, would explicitly negate the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act—which Congress passed to defend religious liberty and the First Amendment.

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AFTAH Undercover Video: Did President Bill Clinton ‘Cop a Feel’ of Top Lesbian Elizabeth Birch at ‘Gay Rights’ Dinner?

November 7th, 2016

AFTAH Exclusive: Top homosexual leader, in 1998 speech, dishes on Clinton’s roaming hands; also reveals 40% of Disney employees are “gay”

VIDEO: Linda Harvey Keynote Speech at AFTAH Banquet 2016

November 1st, 2016

Americans For Truth banquet attendees were treated to a sobering and fact-filled presentation by Linda Harvey of Mission America on the homosexual-transgender threat to youth–at Grace Gospel Fellowship church in Bensenville, Illinois Friday evening. It was my honor to present Linda with the 2016 “American Truth Teller” award. She joins these other heroes for Truth receiving the annual AFTAH award:  Dr. Judith Reisman, the late Ken (“Hutch”) Hutcherson, author Robert Reilly, Sandy Rios, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Scott Lively.

Linda’s speech was loaded with compelling facts that undermine “gay” and “trans” myths–such as the non-scientific claim that people are “born gay.” We also heard from Jeannette Ward, a Board Member in the U-46 School District northwest of Chicago who has bravely stood up to the modernist notion that boys who think they are girls should be allowed to us the female restrooms in schools. We will have more on Linda’s talk and this exciting evening. Thanks to all who came and supported Americans For Truth! — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

DONATE TO AFTAH, Get Banquet DVD: If you could not make the banquet, send us $25 and we will send you a DVD of the AFTAH banquet presentations. Your gifts make our crucial work possible! Go to our Donation Page HERE or directly to our safe credit-card giving form HERE.

Virginia Transgender Bathroom Case Involving Student Gavin Grimm Goes to SCOTUS – Liberty Counsel

October 31st, 2016
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Bathroom Justice or Bathroom Confusion? Gavin Grimm is a biological girl who “identifies” as a boy and sued to use a high school boys restroom.

The following is a Liberty Counsel press release:

Transgender Bathroom Case Goes to SCOTUS

Oct. 31, 1996

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia on the so-called transgender bathroom decision in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This is the first time that the Court will be addressing the question of whether laws protecting against sex discrimination in education are applicable to “gender identity.”

The student bringing the lawsuit, Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old high school senior, is a biological girl who now says she subjectively “identifies” as a “boy.”  When Grimm began using the boys’ restroom, some parents complained. Then the school board adopted a policy requiring students to use either the restroom that corresponds with their biological gender or a private, single-stall restroom.

The justices said they will hear the appeal sometime next year. The High Court’s order means that Grimm will not be able to use the boys’ bathroom in the meantime.

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Mat Staver

“It is ridiculous that the Supreme Court has to address whether a confused girl who wants to use the boys’ restroom should be treated as a boy,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The school district’s responsibility is to protect the safety of students from harmful situations. The federal law does not allow people to change their gender by fantasizing they are something other than reality. How the Supreme Court should rule is simple and obvious. The federal law does not allow persons to subjectively think, and therefore be treated, as the opposite of their biological sex. I have very little confidence in the Supreme Court to follow the plain rule of law. Who knows what a majority of the current justices will do because they often put their own personal ideology over the law,” said Staver.

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Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.

AFTAH Banquet Friday, Oct. 28: Linda Harvey on ‘The Gay/Trans Lobby’s Promotion of Gender Deviance and Body Mutilation to Youth’

October 27th, 2016

If you’re within driving distance of Chicago and you want to STOP “transgender” insanity like the tragic “post-op” photo below of a young women who destroyed her own body to become like a “man”–come to the AFTAH dinner-banquet TONIGHT (Friday, Oct. 28). Pro-family hero Linda Harvey–president of Mission America and a WND columnist–will speak on:

“How the ‘Gay/Transgender’ Lobby Promotes Gender Deviance and Body Mutilation to America’s Youth”

Tickets are just $25 and you can pay at the door. Full details on AFTAH’s Banquet Page here. The second photo below is a man dressing as a woman who was hanging outside the most recent “International Mr. Leather” perversion-fest, held every year in Chicago:

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The sad reality is this: men make bad women:

 

Perhaps as a homosexual man Peter Thiel does not understand this, but most women do not want men with penises wearing dresses (like this fellow at the recent "International Mr. Leather" perversion-fest in Chicago) to occupy a restroom with them.

A Denial of Reality: Perhaps as a homosexual man Peter Thiel does not understand this, but most women do not want men with penises wearing dresses (like this fellow at the recent “International Mr. Leather” perversion-fest in Chicago) to occupy a restroom with them.

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Basic Banquet Facts: [More info HERE]

What:  Annual Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Dinner-Banquet fundraiser

When:  Friday, October 28, 2016; doors open at 5:00; dinner served at 6:30

Who:  Linda Harvey, founder of the Christian, pro-family group Mission America and WND.com columnist

Where:  Grace Gospel Fellowship church in Bensenville, IL (near Route 83 and I-290). Address: Grace-Gospel Fellowship, 4 North 220 Route 83 (Frontage Road), Bensenville, IL 60106; church phone: (630) 834-0550. The church is a red barn-like building with abortion-victim crosses in the yard: it is on the west side of Rt. 83, about a mile north of I-290. In Google Maps, the church is listed as “Grace Gospel Center.”

Cost:  Just $25 per person or $250 for a Table of 10; pay online using our Banquet Form, or mail your check to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522  [to give a general donation to AFTAH, go here]

Questions?  Write Brad Wallace at connops@yahoo.com; call him at 312-324-3787. Or write AFTAH at americansfortruth@gmail.com.

Judge Rules Iowa Churches Are Not Subject to Government Control as Places of ‘Public Accomodation’ – CBN News

October 26th, 2016
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Judge Stephanie Rose

The following is excepted from CBN News:

Judge Rules Iowa Churches Are Not Subject to Government Control

By Heather Sells, 10-26-16

A federal judge in Iowa has ruled that churches are not “public accommodations” and therefore not subject to government control.

The ruling could prove pivotal as the country considers whether or not houses of worship are subject to public accommodation anti-discrimination laws.

In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose allowed a lawsuit filed by the Fort Des Moines Church of Christ to continue. The church filed suit in objection to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission applying a state civil rights law to churches.

In light of the new ruling, the church is dismissing its lawsuit.

“The court cut off this unconstitutional power grab by clarifying that the law does not apply to churches,” ADF [Alliance Defending Freedom] attorney Steve O’Ban said.

Judge Rose noted in her ruling that “state and federal courts have held that churches and the programs they host are not places of public accommodation.”

However, LGBT activists often claim churches and other houses of worship are places of public accommodation in order to force them to follow government anti-discrimination laws…. [Story continues at CBN News]

 

MUST READ New Book: ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals’

October 26th, 2016
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Not “Equal,” Not Even Close: LGBTQ activists are loathe to discuss and debate the manifold disproportionate health risks associated with their unnatural lifestyles. Order this new book by our friends at MassResistance through Amazon HERE.

Folks, homosexual health risks are the elephant in the “gay” living room that is often denied by anti-science “gay” activists, and rarely gets the attention it deserves from squeamish conservatives and Christians. I know and trust the author of this MassResistance book, and that person has excellent research skills. The book has 1,800 endnotes–including some citing articles by AFTAH and this writer–so it is loaded with “inconvenient truths” and uncomfortable realities about LGBTQ behaviors and lifestyles that Big Gay Inc and their media lackeys do not want you to know.

I just bought my copy of “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality off Amazon (available only in Kindle e-book format). Go HERE to buy yours today. Stay tuned for much more on this terrific resource. –Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

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Below is the author’s description of the book on Amazon:

“Health Hazards of Homosexuality” brings together in one resource up-to-date information on the serious physical and mental health issues experienced by gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. This e-book includes 1,800 endnotes with live links to sources including the CDC, medical and mental health professional associations, medical research, GLB advocacy groups and websites, and the mainstream media. Numerous documentary color photos enliven the text.

The book looks at reasons for the higher levels of pathology (in both physical and mental health) experienced by these sexual minority groups, including life experiences, lifestyle choices, and risky sexual practices.

The book begins with discussion of the social and institutional context, summarizes estimates of the GLB population, and dismantles the “born that way” myth. Several chapters look at the higher incidence of mental health disorders exhibited by many in the GLB community, including depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, partner abuse, and BDSM practices. [BDSM is a sadomasochism acronym that stands for–according to its aficionados–“Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism.” No wonder they’re now calling it “Kink” for media and cultural mainstreaming purposes.–AFTAH]

The general public has not been told the whole truth about sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and other illness following from the behaviors associated with GLB sexual orientations. Gays and bisexual men, in particular, are most vulnerable and are driving recent increases in STD incidence. Our nation’s youth, male and female, are suffering from the fallout and are experiencing startling increases in STDs.

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VIDEO: Will Fox News with Openly ‘Gay’ Shep Smith Become Even More Pro-Homosexual? Kincaid Interviews LaBarbera

October 24th, 2016
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FOX anchor Shep Smith never squabbled with being “outed” by OUT, a leading homosexual magazine. Above is an entry for Smith in the magazine’s “Power 50” list of influential homosexuals. Click to enlarge.

In the video below, I am interviewed by my friend Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, about the not-unexpected revelation that Fox News daytime anchor Shepard (“Shep”) Smith is homosexual. We discuss Fox’s steady abandonment of “fair & balanced” coverage of the LGBTQ agenda, and the GOP’s abandonment of serious opposition to it. [Read my in-depth 2014 report for A.S. on Fox News’ growing pro-homosexual bias HERE.]

We also discuss how homosexual-agenda-related issues and even religious liberty (freedom of conscience vs. “gay rights”) have barely been raised in this presidential election, thanks in part to Republicans not bringing it up. Kincaid says conservatives need more networks to compete with Fox News. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera 

Here is Cliff’s YouTube description of the program, released today:

Cliff Kincaid and Peter LaBarbera discuss the decline of Fox News, in the context of Shepard Smith coming “out” of the closet, and the unwillingness of the channel to promote or even mention the importance of traditional values.

Two ‘Dirty’ Words in America Today – The S-word and the M-word – LaBarbera on Twitter

October 23rd, 2016

From AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera’s Twitter page; go HERE to see the thread:

 

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Peter LaBarbera  @PeterLaBarbera

Two “dirty” words in post-#Christian America: the S-word and the M-word: Sin & Morality. We need a revival to truly #MakeAmericaGreatAgain. 3:41 PM, Oct. 23, 2106

Judicial Commission Tosses Out ‘Politically Motivated’ SPLC Complaint Against Alabama Justice Tom Parker

October 22nd, 2016

Mat Staver: “Shame on the SPLC”…

The following is excerpted from an article in WND.com published today:

Politically-Motivated Claims Against Alabama Justice Tossed

By Bob Unruh, WND.com, 10-22-16

A complaint that had been filed against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker by the domestic terror-linked Southern Poverty Law Center has been dismissed by the state’s Judicial Inquiry Commission.

“Shame on the SPLC for filing this politically motivated complaint against Justice Parker,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Parker.

Parker was accused, after he was interviewed on American Family Radio about the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on marriage, of violating the Canon 3(A)(6) of the state canons of judicial ethics.

The problem, Staver explained, is that the rule purports to prevent any judge in the state from making “any public comment about a pending or impending proceeding in any court” – even if the judge is not involved in the case and if the judge’s comments “do not have a reasonable likelihood of affecting the outcome or impairing the fairness of that proceeding.”

Liberty Counsel noted such a rule has been described by the American Bar Association as violating the First Amendment.

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Guess Which Issue Was NOT Discussed in ANY of the Presidential Debates?

One Week Until Linda Harvey Keynotes AFTAH Banquet Oct. 28

October 20th, 2016
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God’s Feminine Beauty Destroyed: Transgender FtM (Female to Male) 20-year-old Alex Matheny shows off her artificially flat chest at right, after she had her healthy breasts surgically destroyed so she could appear like the man she wants to be (but never can be). See her Twitter page HERE.

As bad as the media bias against Trump has been, it is 100 times worse when it comes to decades of one-sided media and Hollywood promotion of All Things “Gay” and “Trans.”
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If just one percent of American men had the courage of Linda Harvey–and her fortitude and determination to serve God even when it gets hard…America truly would become great again.

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Dear AFTAH Readers,

Like most of you, I was relieved when the horrifying evil of partial-birth abortion was discussed in last night’s final presidential debate. But guess which issue was not discussed (again)–in fact, in all three debates? The Homosexual/Transgender revolution and how it is crushing religious freedom and endangering our youth.

The Left’s fanatical LGBTQ political correctness is now so far advanced that elites are encouraging young people to destroy their bodies in pursuit of a disordered fantasy. Young “transgender” women like Alex Matheny–pictured above–are having their healthy breasts surgically destroyed to look like “men.” Not an election issue?

Are you as horrified at this as I am?! Remember: THIS is LGBTQ liberalism.

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Diversity? Pro-LGBTQ Bias at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois Exposed – Linda Harvey

October 19th, 2016

Schools offer one-sided, pro-LGBTQ propaganda to celebrate homosexuality and “transgenderism,” and call that “diversity”

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One-Sided “Diversity”? Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, recently joined with the activist group GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) to promote “GLSEN Ally Week,” in its school library. This is a photo from the library exhibit, which featured a bunch of pro-homosexual/pro-transgender books recommended by GLSEN. Schools like Metea talk a lot about “diversity” and “inclusion,” but they rarely allow opposing viewpoints on LGBTQ issues. This lack of balance dishonors and does a disservice to students. Photo: Americans For Truth.

Dear AFTAH Readers,

I’m so proud of my son, John, for exposing the radical LGBTQ agenda at his high school, Metea Valley High School, in Aurora, Illinois [see below]. One-way “diversity and inclusion” of the sort Linda Harvey describes below is educational malpractice; it denies students basic facts–like the existence of ex-“gays”–and fuels the Left’s spurious narrative that opposing homosexualism and transgenderism = “hate” and “bigotry.”

I will have more on this situation in future posts, but for now suffice it to say that I now realize based on my experience with our children in public schools that very few parents have a even a clue about how ubiquitous political correctness is there. Naturally, I’m very attuned to it but even I can barely keep up with just the sexual and gender propaganda at one school, Metea Valley HS (which has many good qualities and fine teachers, and earned a “silver medal” in U.S. News’ rankings of “Best High Schools”). There is almost zero balance on the moral issue of homosexuality, and now transgendered “identities” are all the rage. Of course, it is intimidating for busy parents–much less students–to confront educational authorities about rampant bias.

Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey is the keynote speaker at the AFTAH dinner-banquet Friday, Oct. 28. More info HERE.

AFTAH Banquet Friday, Oct. 28: This is why I am so grateful and honored to have my good friend, WND columnist, and Mission America founder Linda speak at our annual AFTAH dinner-banquet, in just nine days (Oct. 28). Linda cares so much about combating school misinformation that over the years she has actually taken the time to read some of the recommended pro-homosexual books,. You will be shocked at what she finds (although Culture War veterans shouldn’t be). Full details of the banquet Friday, October 28 at Grace Gospel Fellowship Church, in Bensenville, Illinois (northwest of Chicago) can be found HERE; please invite others to come (tickets are just $25 per person).

One thing is clear: it is up to US–you and me–to provide the balance, real “inclusion” and genuine “diversity” on these matters–because the educational establishment is as committed to the ever-metastasizing LGBTQueer Revolution as the media. — Peter LaBarbera. AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

 

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Free Speech Denied at School (Unless It’s Porn)

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One-Sided LGBTQ Book List: This bookmark containing a list of pro-homosexual/pro-transgender books was passed out at the Metea Valley High School “Ally Week” table. Click to enlarge.

By Linda Harvey, first published by WND.com, Oct. 18, 2016
Democrats pretend to be shocked, shocked at the potty mouth of Donald Trump.

But if Trump’s words were put in the mouth of a teen fiction character, the book would be celebrated as “bold” and “coming-of-age” by the American Library Association and lauded with numerous awards.

Especially if the book also featured openly homosexual adolescents.

Free speech is permitted, even promoted in some of today’s schools if it appears in the form of printed obscenity. But viewpoint exchanges by students? Think again.

At Metea Valley High School in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Ill., administration officials came down sharply on one male student’s discussions with student members of the school’s “gay-straight alliance” because he dared to reveal the risks of homosexuality and the threat to religious freedom posed by Supreme Court-imposed homosexual “marriage.”

John, this courageous young Christian, approached the lunch-period recruiting table for the school’s “gay-straight alliance” and began a respectful dialogue that one of the GSA students claimed became heated. After a few GSA members accused John of yelling and being a “bully,” one honest GSA student – questioned by the junior class dean – verified John’s version: that he remained civil and was never aggressive or offensive.

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VIDEO: New James O’Keefe Undercover Video Exposes Democratic Party’s and Progressives’ Dirty Tricks Against Trump

October 18th, 2016

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Dirty Tricks, Democrat-style: “We have to be really careful because, because what we don’t need is for it to show up on CNN that the DNC paid for X people to [disrupt a Trump rally]. That’s not going to happen.”–Scott Foval, National Field Director at Americans United for Change 

I encourage every voter to watch this remarkable undercover video by Project Veritas Action, founded by “citizen journalist” James O’Keefe. James is doing the work that the “maintream” media should have been doing for years–and would be doing now were they not beholden to liberal ideology. Even Democratic pundits are agreeing that the media bias in this general election is worse than ever–as the media aggressively pursue every accusation against Donald Trump while giving Hillary Clinton the kid gloves treatment.

“Progressive” tactician Saul Alinsky’s mindset was that the end justifies the mean–and this is the modus operandi of so many on the Left today, whether it’s homosexual activists who lied about “10 Percent” of the population being “gay” (the number is actually around two percent) or the Southern Poverty Law Center creating an outrageous, bogus narrative that to oppose homosexualism is tantamount to “hate.” The Left’s real contempt is for the American people, whom they are quite willing to lie to and manipulate to achieve their goal of winning or keeping political power. But bold, alternative media like this is exposing the fraud and corruption that is endemic on the Left.

Kudos to James O’Keefe and his team for doing more to expose political corruption in one undercover video series than 1,000 lemmings in the “mainstream” media! Please share this with anyone you know who votes. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

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Description of video by Project Veritas Action:

Published on Oct 17, 2016
In this explosive new video from Project Veritas Action, a Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign. The video documents violence at Trump rallies that is traced to the Clinton campaign and the DNC through a process called birddogging.

A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations are revealed. A key Clinton operative is on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this mother[f–ker].”

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Fox News’ Shep Smith Goes Public with His Homosexual Problem

October 17th, 2016

No shock here:

  • Fox anchor silent as he was routinely “outed” by homosexual journalists;
  • Shep has history of making anti-conservative comments on air:
  • “Haters gonna hate,” he quipped about Kim Davis
  • Ridiculed 2012 “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” calling it “National Day of Intolerance”

Editor’s Note: this article was revised Oct. 20, 2016

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The Non-Secret Is “Out”: D.C.’s homosexual newspaper Washington Blade reported in 2014 that Shep Smith was a “closeted” (secret) homosexual. Here he attends a fund-raiser for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association–which is funded by Fox News and other media corporations. Smith is the man on the farthest right. Read America’s Survival’s 2013 in-depth report on Fox’s escalation pro-homosexual bias HERE

Well, we called it on Shep, but so did just about every other conservative who is in the know about Fox News: the network’s afternoon news anchor, Shepard Smith, has publicly “come out” as homosexual, in an interview with Huffington Post. Notice that we reject the modern vernacular, that Shep “came out as gay,” because we regard every personal “coming out” embracing homosexuality as a tragedy. Shep is not nobly walking into truth, he’s publicly embracing a lie–identifying himself positively with a sexual sin.

The main reason we predicted this sad news is that Shep never denied it when homosexual “journalists” like the editors at OUT magazine routinely labeled him as a “closeted” homosexual. No normal guy doesn’t deny that. And a guy who is struggling to overcome unwanted same-sex desires doesn’t show up for happy photos at a homosexual journalists fundraiser (the same group that once auctioned off a male stripper to raise funds).

Also, Shep went out of his way–on air–to show his contempt for people like Christian Kim Davis (“Haters are gonna hate,” he quipped). Big clue.

Identifying publicly with a destructive and unnatural sin is a problem–not something to proud of, nor a natural identity, nor even a mere acknowledgement of an innocuous trait. We’re not buying it–as so many lazy thinkers in our country have–that Shep is inherently (or innately) “gay.”Hopefully one day he will ditch the lie and leave homosexuality behind, as so many people have.

In the HuffPo interview, Smith and his puff interviewer play up his “newsman” credentials–and he certainly is the guy to watch during, say, a terrorism crisis or natural disaster. But in covering cultural and political stories, Shep occasionally departs from objectivity and moves into–sometimes scathing–commentary that exposes his liberal bias. Exhibit A: his cheap shot at the hundreds of thousands of Americans taking part in Gov. Mike Huckabee’s 2012 “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” (see below).

As we have observed many times, “out” media elites have difficulty keeping their “proudly gay” politics from from influencing their public conduct. So we expect that the more comfortable Smith becomes in his “openly gay” shoes, the more he will let slip those unprofessional pro-“gay” quips that generally evince a contempt for religious and moral Americans.

And Fox News will continue to trend in a pro-LGBTQ direction, as it has since I wrote the 2013 America’s Survival report on the network’s growing pro-homosexual bias. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

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Excerpted from the 2013 America’s Survival report, “Unfair, Unbalanced and Afraid: Fox News’ Growing Pro-Homosexual Bias and the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association” [PDF version here]:

Shepard Smith: the Next Anderson Cooper?

Is Fox News’ Shepard Smith the next Anderson Cooper? Shep raised a lot of eyebrows by snidely calling the “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” the “National Day of Intolerance” in his newscast.

Is Fox News’ Shepard Smith the next Anderson Cooper? Shep raised a lot of eyebrows by snidely calling the “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” the “National Day of Intolerance” in his newscast.

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Linda Harvey on Oregon’s ‘Gender-Obliterating Nonsense’ – The Worst State to Raise Children

October 16th, 2016
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LGBTQ Liberalism Is Destroying Young Women’s Bodies: Alex Matheny, 20, shows off her “transgender” “top surgery” at right after she had her healthy breasts surgically removed to have a flat chest like the “man” she wants to be (and yet never can be). At left is photo of Alex as a beautiful girl a few years ago in high school. Ideas have consequences, and the “transgender” ideology pushed by powerful LGBTQ groups like the Human Rights Campaign is leading thousands of youth to mutilate their bodies to fulfill a disordered fantasy of becoming the opposite sex. This dangerous agenda is most aggressive in deep-blue states like Washington and Oregon. Matheny is shown October 6, 2016, one month after her breast-removal operation; at this point she had been on (male) testosterone hormone therapy for about nine months. Photos: Alex Matheny’s Twitter page. Click on graphic to enlarge.

Folks, here is another column on gender insanity by Linda Harvey, who is the keynote speaker at the AFTAH dinner-banquet in less than two weeks, on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Grace Gospel Fellowship Church, in Bensenville, Illinois (in northwest suburban Chicago). Full details HERE. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

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The Worst State to Raise Children

By Linda Harvey, first published by WND.com Oct. 9, 2016

Warning: This column contains graphic content.

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Linda Harvey comes to Chicagoland for the annual AFTAH dinner-banquet Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets are just $25/person. Full details HERE.

It’s official: Oregon is in free-fall.

And if possible, you really don’t want to raise children there until some big changes are made.

Among a badly behaving peer group – the rest of the states in the U.S. – Oregon still sinks below them all, even radical Massachusetts and loony California.

It’s not just the legalized marijuana and assisted suicide. It’s not just the bisexual governor and the after-school Satan clubs that some Portlandia-dazed educators have welcomed.

Oregon’s liberals – who dominate the government and schools – consider children guinea pigs for grotesque experiments in sexual and spiritual corruption. Praise God for the few Christians and conservatives who have managed to limit these programs to some extent.

But much more remains to be done to protect Oregon’s children from permanent harm.

Consider these facts:

  • In Oregon, a 15-year-old can now embark on hormone and sex-change surgical treatment without a parent’s consent, paid for by Medicaid. This policy was quietly enacted in 2015 by an appointed commission of the Oregon Health Authority. Judicial Watch accessed documents and found that 56 children were treated for gender “assessment” in the first six months of the program, some under age 9.
  • Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, has called the Oregon policy for gender-confused youth “child abuse” and that such operations for youth are “never appropriate.”
  • The option for young teens to have healthy breasts and penises amputated is being advocated through the many school-based health clinics that bypass parental rights to advise children about intimate issues and often refer them to Planned Parenthood. Among the services the clinics promote for minor children are “reproductive health” and counseling for “LGBTQ” issues.

So middle-school girls are given birth control and referrals to Planned Parenthood, and students questioning their sexuality will most likely be told, inaccurately, that some people are “born that way” and that such sexual expression is just as natural as heterosexuality.

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Obama Fibbed About ‘Growing Chorus’ of Support for Radical Transgender Bathroom Policy – White House Responds to Public Advocate FOIA

October 15th, 2016
Homosexual Halo, Sinful Agenda: Newsweek magazine declares Obama "the first gay president"--as they champion his far-left commitment to "transforming" America in a pro-homosexual and pro-"transgender" direction.

Homosexual Halo, Sinful Agenda: Newsweek magazine in 2012 declared Obama “the first gay president”–as their openly homosexual writer, Andrew Sullivan, championed Obama’s far-left commitment to “transforming” America in a pro-homosexual and pro-“transgender” direction. Click to enlarge.

Dear AFTAH Readers,

What a shock: President Obama–the same man who fibbed to U.S. voters in 2008 about his pious opposition to homosexual “marriage”–was truth-challenged again about what led up to his disastrous “transgender,” men-and-boys-in-female-restrooms Executive Order.

Always remember this: the self-righteous Left employs an “End Justifies the Means” approach because, in their foolish pride, they define their entire agenda–no matter how depraved or extreme its policies–as morally superior to their reactionary, “hateful” opponents. (Think partial-birth infanticide abortion and taxpayer-funded transsexual healthy-body-mutilations “sex-reassignment surgeries.”)

So a few lies here and a few lies there are no big deal if that’s what it takes to “transform” America in the direction of “equality” (GaySpeak for radical egalitarianism falsely equating natural heterosexuality and marriage with deviant-sex/confused-gender immorality)…Can I get a smug leftist amen?

Kudos to Eugene Delgaudio and Public Advocate for digging this nugget of truth out. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

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Related AFTAH articles:

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The following is a news release by veteran pro-family advocate Eugene Delgaudio of Public Advocate: 

Friday Data Dump — White House Responds to FOIA Request by Public Advocate

Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808,eugenedelgaudio@rcn.com; twitter: @eugenedelgaudio@publicfreedom

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 14, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — The White House authorized the release of 424 pages of documents containing very little evidence to support President Obama’s assertion that a “growing chorus” had complained about transgender bathroom and shower policies, proving his public statements made earlier this month on transgender policies a fraud.H

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Watch: Four Key Findings of The New Atlantis Journal Special Report on Sexuality and Gender – NOM Video

October 13th, 2016

The following 2-minute YouTube video was produced by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). It highlights four key findings of the recent New Atlantis journal’s special report, “Sexuality & Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences” (Fall 2016) Go HERE for an Executive Summary of the report, and HERE to read the New Atlantis journal online. Another important finding in this report is that, “Compared to heterosexuals, non-heterosexuals are about two to three times as likely to have experienced childhood sexual abuse.” H/T Mercatornet.com.

More on the study: Also see this post in which AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera discusses the New Atlantis study in an interview with Christian radio talk show host Janet Mefferd.

Following is NOM’s description of the video:

Published on Sep 27, 2016
[Information in this video is taken from www.TheNewAtlantis.com/SexualityAndGender].

The science on sexuality and gender proves that much of the foregoing narrative advanced by LGBT activists is based on presumption and falsehood. The overview given in the new report from The New Atlantis should help inform lawmakers and others when approaching a matter so important: our children deserve to be treated according to the best scientific knowledge, and not made pawns in a political game by those driving an agenda of supposed “rights” and “equality.”


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