Twitter Temporarily Suspends LaBarbera for Questioning Transsexuality After Biden Appoints Trans Activist Dr. Rachel Levine to HHS

February 3rd, 2021

“When society reaches the point where you’re deemed anathema if you simply point out that a man can’t really become a ‘woman,’ and vice versa, then is it safe to say that–unless there’s a popular revolt against this ‘woke’ nonsense–we’re toast?” #TransInsanity #RachelLevine”Twitter post by @PeterLaBarbera, Jan 19, 2021, deemed “hateful conduct” and ordered removed by the social media platform.

‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’? The rock group Aerosmith might not have seen this coming: Biden HHS appointee Dr. Rachel Levine is a biological male (formerly Richard Levine) and the father of two children. He “transitioned” to a “female” identity, ultimately divorcing his wife of 30 years. Twitter banned LaBarbera for 12 hours for criticizing the “trans” notion that a man can become a “woman.” He removed the tweet and is back on Twitter @PeterLaBarbera. This is not the first time he has been suspended for putting out a tweet that challenges leftist, pro-LGBTQ groupthink.

By AFTAH, Feb. 3, 2021

Social media giant Twitter demanded January 19 the removal of an allegedly “hateful”  tweet by Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera questioning “transgender” ideology–that a man can become a “woman”–following the appointment by President* Biden of a male-to-female transsexual Dr. Rachel (formerly Richard) Levine to a high-level post at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Dr. Levine, a pediatrician and father of two who divorced his wife of 30 years as he “transitioned” to a the “gender identity” of “transgender woman,” was appointed by Biden to be the Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS. He will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to take the position.

Below is the “Remove Tweet” notice that Twitter sent LaBarbera, suspending him for 12 hours for posting this tweet that allegedly violates the social media corporation’s “Hateful Conduct” policy:    

Twitter Enforces Transgender Agenda: Above is the notice received by LaBarbera through his Twitter account (@PeterLaBarbera) Jan. 19, 2021 ordering him to remove the tweet.

Below is the text of the tweet, which linked to an article about Dr. Levine’s appointment:

“When society reaches the point where you’re deemed anathema if you simply point out that a man can’t really become a ‘woman,’ and vice versa, then is it safe to saw that–unless there’s a popular revolt against this ‘woke’ nonsense–we’re toast? #TransInsanity #RachelLevine”

Twitter has ramped up its banishments, expulsions and censorship of conservative accounts following ongoing claims by former President Trump that he actually won the election on November 3, but was robbed by massive Democrat electoral fraud in six battleground states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. See former Trump official and Harvard economist Peter Navarro’s reports making the comprehensive case that the election was stolen HERE.

After hundreds of pro-Trump zealots rioted at the U.S. Capitol January 6–as a massive pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. was going on with Trump speaking–Twitter shut down the sitting president’s Twitter account in what many conservatives (and even some foreign leaders) regarded as an extraordinarily galling act of corporate arrogance. Facebook also suspended Trump, and later Twitter permanently banned the 45th president.

Democrats have sought to blame Trump for allegedly “inciting” the Capitol incursion as an “insurrection,” but in his D.C. rally speech he called on his followers to “peacefully and patriotically” march to the Capitol, where some Republican lawmakers were challenging the election returns from the battleground states tainted by voter fraud.

Trump was still speaking as people entered the Capitol, as throngs broke through weak police barriers. One Trump supporter, Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed in the melee, and dozens of police were injured.

Subsequent investigations revealed that the assault was pre-planned and coordinated by right-wing militia (and anti-government) groups, discrediting that idea that it sprang up from the reckless words of the president. Nevertheless, Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in the House Jan. 13 to impeach the president over the events. The impeachment will likely die in the Senate, where 45 Senators have voted that to “impeach” a president who has already left office is unconstitutional.

Twitter advances Left’s false ‘hate’ narrative

LaBarbera had published many “Stop the Steal”-oriented tweets after Nov. 3, but his account had long been harassed and punished by Twitter due to his moral opposition to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) political and cultural agenda.

Twitter maintains an expansive “hateful conduct” policy that proscribes “incitement” against people-groups based on specific criteria, including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” However, LaBarbera has long said he opposes homosexual (and LGBTQ) behaviors, which do not define the person and which can be overcome. For decades, LaBarbera has been on the receiving end of considerable angry and sometimes hateful attacks by homosexual militants like Wayne Besen for defending the existence of “ex-gays,” people like Stephen Black who have left homosexuality and “gay” identity behind (mostly through born-again conversion to Jesus Christ).

Since the inception of Lambda Report, the newsletter that spawned Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), LaBarbera has condemned all violence against homosexuals, as well as hateful vilification like the notorious “God Hates Fags” campaign of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church–whose followers deny the redemption and forgiveness through Christ of people caught up in “gay” and other sexually immoral lifestyles. 

Nevertheless, Americans For Truth has been deemed a “hate group” by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, which has tremendous influence in the media buttressing the Left’s tendentious narrative that organizations opposed to the normalization of disordered and sinful LGBTQ behaviors are ipso facto guilty of malice, “hatred” and “prejudice” against the “LGBTQ community.” The most sinister aspect of that narrative is that “hostile speech” breeds violence against people, a rationale that self-styled “progressives” increasingly use to call for legal and corporate bans on so-called “hate speech.”

Rooted in this false narrative, the Twitter policy is worded in such a way that it not only (appropriately) demands punitive action against accounts that encourage actual “violent threats” against “marginalized and historically underrepresented communities,” but also prohibits “inciting behavior that targets individuals or groups of people belonging  to protected categories.”

One of those “incitements” is speech that “spread(s) fearful stereotypes about a protected category.” Here’s where it gets fuzzy, because one man’s traditional or biblical morality–or refusal to contradict biology through nonsensical pronouns–is another man’s “hateful slur” against an aggrieved “sexual minority.”

Twitter, media enforce ‘transgender’ ideology

In fact, Twitter has stepped up its “anti-hate” enforcements against those critical of “transgender” ideology–the idea that sex (gender) is not fixed from birth but is fluid and changeable, e.g., that a biological male like (then-) Dr. Richard Levine can become the “woman” he believes he really is, Rachel, and thereby henceforth should (must) be called a woman and never be referred to with the male pronouns that match his inborn sex.

Along those lines, Twitter’s “Hateful Conduct” policy reads:

“We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

Here is how the left-wing, anti-conservative group Media Matters describes “misgendering”:

Misgendering a transgender person violates journalistic guidelines established by the Associated PressNew York TimesGLAAD, and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, which all instruct journalists to refer to transgender people by their preferred  pronouns.

“Deadnaming” is calling a “transgender” person like Dr. Rachel Levine by his former name that matches his actual inborn sex, in this case, Dr. Richard Levine. While many conservatives do use the post-“transition” name for “transwomen” like Dr. Levine, they draw the line at referring to them with female pronouns or calling them actual “women.” 

Southern Baptists Should Impeach Russell Moore – Prof. Robert Gagnon

January 17th, 2021

By Prof. Robert Gagnon

This article is reprinted from Gagnon’s Facebook page, Jan. 11, 2021.

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Commission.

I say: Impeach Russell Moore for dereliction of duty. Russell Moore has written a pathetic article. “The Roman Road from Insurrection,” calling for Trump’s removal from office by impeachment or application of the 25th Amendment if he does not resign. This call from Moore is hardly surprising because it exhibits the same “Never-Trump” tunnel vision, hatred, and dearth of documentation that we have come to expect from him in politics.

The article is short on facts and long on bluster. His whole argument is predicated on the claim that Trump incited violence and insurrection, which he clearly did not. There is no reasonable way to conclude that Trump incited a riot if one gave a careful read of the entire transcript of Trump’s speech.

Even what happened by the wrongdoers in the Capitol doesn’t remotely approach the 30+ dead and $2 billion worth of damage in the seven-month-long race riots involving much larger numbers this past year, stoked and incited by Democrats, during which time Moore did not call for a single Democrat to be removed from office. While he judges the race riots by the best in the movement he judges Trump supporters by the tiniest and most extreme elements.

Trump has legitimate grounds for believing that the election was stolen. Nowhere was there any attempt to do signature matches in areas where there were unbelievable high voting rates, areas where there were no safeguards for insuring that significant fraud did not occur.

The real threat to the Republic and to its Constitution is coming from the Democrat Party but Moore is too blind, for whatever reason, to see it. He has done his best to insure that the Party that poses the greatest threat to religious liberty by far would get elected.

That’s why he shouldn’t be President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Impeach Russell Moore.

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Robert Gagnon is Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University. Bestselling author of *The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.* His excellent website is www.robgagnon.net. For his Twitter page, go HERE.

VIDEO: War Room Episode – Bannon, Navarro Discuss Democrats’ ‘Struggle Session’ to Pressure Republican Jim Jordan to Deny Election Fraud

January 12th, 2021

Folks, this is an excellent episode of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s “War Room,” which is now daily must-viewing for all conservatives who care about America and countering the Left’s campaign to demonize and destroy President Donald Trump. Joining Bannon in this video are Peter Navarro, a Harvard-educated economist and Director of the National Trade Council at the White House; Jack Posobiec (with OANN), an up-and-coming Trump media conservative; and conservative radio host John Frederick.

Note the first part of the show where Bannon and Navarro analyze the Maoist-like congressional “struggle session” targeting Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, who supported a congressional challenge to the certification of the Electoral College results in the presidential election, citing suspected widespread fraud.

Jordan, to his credit, does not capitulate under the withering verbal assault. What Bannon describes is now a common approach of the leftist in demanding acquiescence to their ideological “narratives.” We would all do well to stand our ground and defend our principles like Rep. Jordan. — Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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Christmas is Not about Toys, Trees, Santa & Shopping, but Salvation through Jesus Christ!

December 14th, 2020

By Don Boys, PhD

“The ultimate reason for the season is to recognize, repent, and receive the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ as the gift of personal salvation—the most important, inspiring, and illustrious events in history.”

Historian Will Durant declared, “The greatest question of our time is not communism versus individualism; not Europe versus America; not even the East versus West. It is whether men can live without God.”

That’s why we celebrate Christmas.

Each nation is made up of all kinds of people: atheists, humanists, secularists, do-gooders, good-doers, traditionalists, religious people of hundreds of religions, church members, nominal Christians, and dedicated Christians. Most of these people celebrate Christmas, at least a secular Christmas. But then, a secular Christmas, while completely legal, is not celebrating Christmas.

Some people have an affinity toward snowmen, Rudolph, a jolly old man, gifts, wild parties, elves, and reindeer. If that’s your thing, go with it. But it isn’t Christmas.

Some dedicated Christians refuse to celebrate Christmas for various reasons. They are correct in their belief that the Bible gives no command to do so, but then there is no biblical command to observe Easter. We are not even sure when Christ was born. Evidently, we don’t need to know that fact. The fact of His birth is sufficient. The day doesn’t matter.

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Burger King Uses Mascot to Market Homosexual Perversion

September 15th, 2020

Promoting LGBTQueer “Pride” at the expense of children’s innocence: AFTAH in the News

Burgers & Buggery: Burger King-Finland’s Instagram post celebrates homosexuality (Covid-delayed “Helsinki Pride”) with this twisted graphic of their “King” mascot in a same-sex kiss with none other than Ronald McDonald. LGBTQueer activists care far more about promoting and rationalizing their sinful, unnatural lifestyle than they do about protecting children’s innocence.

This story by One News Now is the perfect illustration of how evil is pushed on the public in the name of “equality.” See Breitbart’s coverage of this indecent, anti-children corporate stunt HERE. American For Truth is featured below:

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Burger chains confusing love and perversion

First printed: 9/15/202, One News Now, by Charlie Butts

In Finland, where Burger King is running an ad campaign featuring its mascot kissing Ronald McDonald, one conservative activist says the restaurant chain has made another assault on youth and the culture.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) and The Center for Morality tells OneNewsNow Burger King is promoting sexual deviance in the name of love with its new “Love Conquers All” slogan.

“It’s sad because woke corporations are now in the vanguard of cultural Marxism,” LaBarbera laments. “This stunt by Burger King has nothing to do with selling burgers and fries and everything to do with selling perversion and the left’s sexual agenda.”

He points out that Burger King has a long history of supporting the LGBT movement, but the new ad takes it to a new level by interpreting homosexuality as perfectly natural love.

LaBarbera, Peter“This isn’t about love,” the AFTAH founder reiterates. “This is about perversion. And the question is will cultural Marxism and sexual perversion conquer truth and our biblical Judeo/Christian values that have made America strong but are now under withering attacks by these leftists.”

By using the Burger King and Ronald McDonald mascots, LaBarbera says the corporation is clearly targeting children and youth. But what makes him especially angry is that the corporate left is corrupting every icon that can be seen as wholesome, all-American, or innocent to sell their agenda.

Evangelical Support for Radical Gender Ideology Plummeting – But One in Five Still Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender: Ligonier Poll

September 10th, 2020

Folks, the good people at Ligonier Ministries “buried the lede” in reporting their own poll, as editors say. The good news NOT highlighted in this Ligonier release is that evangelical Christian support for radical “gender” ideology is falling fast.

Below is a graphic on the key “State of Theology” poll question  (Statement No. 29) that bears this out: from 2016 to 2020, the percentage of respondents who “strongly disagreed” with the statement, “Gender identity is a matter of choice” rose from 54 percent to 67 percent. The percentage who “strongly agreed” fell from 24 percent to 15 percent in the same period.

Things are very bad culturally and so many who call themselves “Christian” are succumbing to worldly, LGBTQueer activist propaganda, but at least things are moving in the right direction on the God- and nature-defying “transgender” agenda. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

Here is Ligonier’s analysis of that section of the poll:

The unbiblical concept of relative truth has influenced every sphere of life in the United States, including the ethical issues that continue to be at the forefront of public debate. In 2020, a large percentage of U.S. evangelicals reject the arguments of “gender fluidity,” and this has been trending in a positive direction. Yet it remains concerning that one in five evangelicals still appears to reject the Bible’s teaching that our gender as male or female is given by God our Creator (Gen 1:27).

Here is Ligonier’s press release (after the jump):

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Video: Bongino Discusses ‘Coming Coup’ by Leftist Democrats against Trump

September 8th, 2020

Folks, if you care about America, and true integrity in the upcoming election, I urge you to take the time to watch this full episode of this Dan Bongino show describing the “Coming Coup” against President Trump. Bongino brilliantly pulls together all the nefarious elements of the Democrats’ emerging campaign to de-legitimize a Trump victory Nov. 3. The program’s show notes are HERE; see especially Michael Anton’s piece on “The Coming Coup?” in The American Mind.

Essentially what Bongino et al are describing is a George Soros-funded, left-wing “destabilization” campaign against the President that uses disinformation-based “narratives” (lies) to attack Trump, spread rapidly through the (mostly-Trump-despising) national media and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). At around the 50-minute mark of this video, Bongino analyzes and debunks the recent “narrative” coming from the leftist Atlantic magazine: that Trump disparaged military dead in refusing to visit a soldiers’ cemetery in France; see this key Breitbart story on former National Security Advisor John Bolton debunking the hit-piece. Tragically, Fox News “confirmed” the story (but not really!).

We must never underestimate the Left’s ability and willingness to sow chaos, spread lies and subvert the Constitution to attain power. They will do ANYTHING to stop Trump’s reelection, and the corrupt media with their “fake news” will help them. Watch the ENTIRE Bongino video, then share it with friends. It’s that important. God bless.–Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

Michael Brown Assails California Senate Bill 145 that Protects Homosexual Adults Who Have Sex with Minors

September 3rd, 2020

Making California Safer for Chickenhawks: The author of SB 145 is homosexual California Democratic State Sen. Scott Wiener, shown with his head circled in this photo he tweeted of himself attending the 2016 “Up Your Alley” sadomasochistic street fair in San Francisco. Wiener’s bill would make it much less likely that homosexual men convicted of sodomizing underage boys would be put on the state’s Sex Offender Registry.

By Michael Brown

First published on September 3, 2020

If there was one thing we could all agree on, you would think it would be this: minors should be protected from sexually aggressive adults. Yet, with a nod to “equality” under the law for the gay community, the California Assembly has voted to lessen the potential penalty for 24-year-olds who have sex with children as young as 14. Shockingly — or should I say, revoltingly — this is one of two similar bills that have just been passed by these legislators.

As explained by Greg Burt of the California Family Council, “The California legislature finished it’s 2020 session on Monday by passing a controversial bill that reduces the penalties on some adults who have consensual sex with minors as young as 14 years of age.”

Why on earth would they pass something like this? Why would they want to potentially reduce these penalties?

The Reasoning? The Current Law is Harsher on Homosexual Sex

I understand that the sexual acts are allegedly “consensual” and that the difference in age can be no more than 10 years. And I understand that some people end up having to register as sex offenders who really do not fit the bill.

But that’s the whole issue when it comes to children. Can a child that young make a truly informed, consensual decision? And is not the adult required to take responsibility and not engage in sexual acts with a child, no matter how willing that child may be? Isn’t this the difference between adults and children under the law?

Burt explains that “Senate Bill 145’s author, LGBT Caucus Leader Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), said the bill was necessary because current law is harsher if the crime involved homosexual sex between an adult and a minor as opposed to heterosexual sex. All the Republicans and even some prominent and powerful Democrats did not buy that argument.”

As detailed by Equality California (which celebrated the bill), “Currently, for consensual yet illegal sexual relations between a teenager age 14 to 17 and a partner within 10 years of age, ‘sexual intercourse’ (i.e., vaginal intercourse) does not mandate that the offender to go onto the sex offender registry; rather, the judge has discretion to decide, based on the facts of the case, whether sex offender registration is warranted or unwarranted. By contrast, for all other forms of intercourse — specifically, oral and anal intercourse — sex offender registration is mandated under all situations, with no judicial discretion.”

Gay activists felt this was unfair, sponsoring SB 145, which allows the judge to have the same discretion with “all other forms of intercourse.” In other words, men who have gay sex with boys shouldn’t be punished anymore strictly than men who have heterosexual sex with girls.

Two Revealing Questions

And this leads to two very serious (and revealing) questions. First, why would we want to protect an adult who commits a sexual act with a minor as young as 14? Second, how prevalent is adult-minor sex in the gay community? (For the answer to that question, see here. Or just read more about the life of gay icon Harvey Milk. Note also that I’m not talking about pedophilia but rather so-called “consensual” acts between adults and teens as young as 14.)

The real focus should have been on the protection of the children rather than on lessening the penalty for certain sexual acts. With that in mind, a bill could have been passed calling for equal penalties for any of these sex acts, be they “heterosexual” or “homosexual” acts. Instead, gay activists pushed to lessen penalties for sexual acts that are even more common in the homosexual community. How telling.

First, why would we want to protect an adult who commits a sexual act with a minor as young as 14? Second, how prevalent is adult-minor sex in the gay community?

Among those opposing the bill was Democrat Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. She said: “Any sex is sex. I don’t care who it is between or what sex act it is. That being said, I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registerable offense.”

She continued, “We should never give up on this idea that children are not, should be in any way subject to a predator. And that is what it is.”

California’s Senate Passed Another Troubling Bill

But there’s more. Burt reports that the Senate also passed “AB 1145, a bill to lower the mandated reporting requirements for some statutory rape cases. The bill was sponsored by Equality California. The bill was approved 25 to 10, with the Republicans voting no.”

Is it any surprise that Equality California was elated about this bill as well? And does this not confirm what conservative activists have argued for years, namely, that many in the gay community want to lower the age of consent? (Almost 50 years ago, the 1972 Gay Rights Platform called for “Repeal of all state laws governing the age of sexual consent.”)

As Burt notes, “This means high school teachers or counselors who know or suspect one of their 16-year-old students or counselees is having sex with a 20-year-old, they are no longer required to report it to authorities. This bill is especially concerning in light of how many LGBT organizations are sponsoring social events between young teenagers and young adults. See the following fliers for LGBT social events.”

California Legislators Have Voted to Protect Abusers

Groups like Mass Resistance have pointed out for years that many a young person got initiated into homosexual acts through their teachers and “mentors.”

Now, California legislators have voted to protect the abusers.

Let the outcry begin.

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Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.


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