Protest Turns Violent at Georgia Tech

A knife wielding student who charged police on Saturday night was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police. The police shouted demands to the student, Scott Schultz, to put down a knife. Instead the student charged the police yelling at the police to shoot. You can see from the video that the police were yelling to put down the knife.


The student continued advancing on the police and the police shot, killing the student.

Unfortunately for the police, the student was the head of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance. A protest vigil turned violent Monday night as people could not understand why police would shoot a person advancing on them with a knife yelling “shoot me!”

It seems, based on the video and eyewitnesses that this amounted to a suicide by forcing a police officer to do something unfortunate. And at a time of heightened tensions, people want to blame the police officers for doing their job.

It is unfortunate and is yet another campus in America now marred by social justice nonsense.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Scott Schultz left behind three suicide notes in his dorm room. He had a history of mental illness.

And now I am going to say something that I know some will view as insensitive, but I’m going to say it anyway.

It is ridiculous to read stories about a real tragedy like this and reporters are using plural pronouns to refer to someone because the person is transgendered. In addition to seemingly wanting to dance around the fact the person suffered with mental illness lest anyone tie it to transgenderism, they confuse the entire context of the story by using plural pronouns instead of just picking he or she. According to the Washington Post:

While the state’s investigative bureau referred to Schultz as a male — “Scott Schultz” — the student and the student’s family used the pronoun “them,” and on the Pride Alliance website Schultz used the description “bisexual, nonbinary and intersex.”

The other tragedy here is being that confused in basic English when dealing with a person who has real issues. That is a tragedy in and of itself.

Transgender Day Camp and the Abandonment of Parental Responsibility

When children are 2-to-5 years old, they’re still learning their environment. They’re developing, learning right and wrong, learning about their bodies, who the important role models are in their lives, and everything that shapes their world. They’re like sponges, soaking up what is provided to them, hopefully by loving, involved parents.

In those early years of childhood development, barring any significant issues in cognitive ability, this is the stage of life where children are learning to regulate their emotions. They’re learning what “No” means, as well as the delay of gratification. That is to say, at this stage, their parents or caregivers should be teaching them the very valuable lessons of not getting whatever they want, whenever they want it. They are very open to learning patience and acceptance of how things are. That’s how they should be taught.

So what happens if a very small child, still unsure about things like biology, nature, and a separation of their fantasy-play life and real life is left to make up their minds about those things by parents who either are too weak to use a firm hand of guidance, or who would rather use their children as show pieces to the world to promote their own liberal credentials?

You get a transgender day camp for kids.

Call it indoctrination.

Rainbow Day Camp is a camp in El Cerrito, California that allows parents to abandon their duty to raise their children in a normal, healthy environment. Instead, they turn them over to a subversive environment, that teaches them that biology does not exist.

They take their children, as young as 4-years old, and plunge them into a world of abnormal sexuality, wrapped in a sunny package of crafts, “Crazy hair day,” and games.

Of course, no one talks about the high incidents of suicide or attempted suicide by transgender individuals, as they struggle with deeper psychological issues, not solved by the cosmetic fix of surgery and hormones. All issues that could be dealt with early, rather than covered up by letting 4-year old children do whatever they want and claim a self-reality that has nothing to do with actual reality.

From the Associated Press:

At check-in each day, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. Some opt for “she” or “he.” Or a combination of “she/he.” Or “they,” or no pronoun at all. Some change their name or pronouns daily, to see what feels right.

The camp in the San Francisco Bay Area city of El Cerrito caters to transgender and “gender fluid” children, ages 4 to 12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say. Enrollment has tripled to about 60 young campers since it opened three summers ago, with kids coming from as far as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. – even Africa. Plans are underway to open a branch next summer in Colorado, and the camp has been contacted by parents and organizations in Atlanta, Seattle, Louisiana and elsewhere interested in setting up similar programs.

Gender is not “fluid.” It is set. That’s what needs to be taught to these children. And again, if parents are letting children that young decide if they want to be called “he,” “she,” or “they,” then there is a lack of parenting.

Speaking of a lack of parenting, one mother described her experiences with her little boy, now only 6-years old and going by the name, “Gracie,” this way:

“Once she could talk, I don’t remember a time when she didn’t say, ‘I’m a girl,’” said her mother, Molly Maxwell, who still trips over pronouns but tries to stick to “she.”

“Then it grew in intensity: ‘I’m a sister. I’m a daughter. I’m a princess,’” Maxwell said. “We would argue with her. She was confused. We were confused.”

You were confused? Well, there’s the problem. Small children take their cues directly from their parents, so if you didn’t grasp the importance of setting boundaries for your son, then he’s going to lose it and go off on his own, trying to navigate life with no direction.

A day camp that caters to his confusion won’t keep him healthy. Having parents who care about his well-being in the long term will, and that’s not what’s happening, here.

By the way, where is the little boy’s father in all this?

Gender specialists say the camp’s growth reflects what they are seeing in gender clinics nationwide: increasing numbers of children coming out as transgender at young ages. They credit the rise to greater openness and awareness of LGBT issues and parents tuning in earlier when a child shows signs of gender dysphoria, or distress about their gender.

Correction. This is a case of parents “tuning out.” We don’t let our children in their early developmental stages make these kinds of decisions. They’re not emotionally ready. What do you think you’re doing? You brought this child into the world and then took your hands off?

There is little comprehensive data on young children who identify as transgender, but experts say as the number of young people coming to their clinics increases, the prevailing medical guidance has shifted.

The favored protocol today is known as the “gender affirmative” approach, which focuses on identifying and helping transgender children to “socially transition” – to live as the gender they identify with rather than the one they were born with until they’re old enough to decide on medical options like puberty blockers and later, hormone treatments.

The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, started a decade ago with about 40 patients, now has over 900 people, ages 3 to 25, enrolled in its program, with 150 on its waiting list, said Johanna Olson-Kennedy, the clinic’s medical director.

In other words, start feeding into their dysphoria very young, condition their minds while they’re developing, and then, once they’ve grown in that confusion, say, “See? Here’s proof. This person has been transgender their whole life!”

Another by the way – How much revenue are Olson-Kennedy and medical “professionals” like her raking in by capitalizing on the emotional confusion of these children and their complicit parents, rather than directing them to seek counseling and parenting classes?

If any parent brings a 3-year old child in to begin twisting their minds to believe they’re anything other than what they were born as, then that is child abuse, and they have no business being allowed to harm that child any further. Child Protective Services should be immediately involved.

Alas, that is not the world we live in, at least, not in some parts of the world, or the country. In the liberal strongholds of California, where most of this abuse is being forced on the very young, there is a concerted effort to create an active society of subversives – and by doing so, they assure these children will never quite fit in with the world outside their bubble.

Studies show transgender adults have higher rates of suicide and depression than the general population. A 2016 study by the University of Washington’s TransYouth Project, published in the journal Pediatrics, found trans children who live as their preferred gender and are supported by their parents have the same mental health outcomes as other kids their age.

Since this is a relatively new and grotesque chapter to the liberal playbook, where they now use the very young, their own offspring, as the lab rats in their social justice experimentation, what are the figures on the emotional well-being of these rudderless youth, once they’ve matured?

We won’t know for many years just what damage has been done to these children, and our society because of this sick need to indoctrinate the very young into subversive lifestyles. We can only pray that somewhere along the way, somebody steps up and says, “ENOUGH.”

James 1:14-15 NLT “14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”

Pray for the little children.

Cultural Marxism Is Coming for Our Children

They’re after our children, Part II.

Several weeks ago, I told you about Teen Vogue and their online article that promoted abortion to young girls, by suggesting fun, trendy post-abortion goodies to get for their friends.

If you weren’t appropriately repulsed by that, just hang on.

Where Teen Vogue is using peer pressure to make abortion seem normal for the 13 to 17-year old girls, New York-based Donner Doll Company has placed their target on the 5 to 10 year olds, on behalf of transgenderism.

Last week, at the New York Toy Fair, Donner debuted the first “transgender” doll, based on a very disturbed young man named Jared Jennings.

Jennings, the media-celebrated star of The Learning Channel (TLC) show “I Am Jazz,” started his “transition” to living as a “female” as a five-year-old boy, with his family’s enthusiastic (and troubling) support. He is taking hormone therapy to block his puberty and natural development into a man.

There is something deeply sick about parents that would eagerly rush to allow their 5-year old child to carry a fantasy to such extremes.

Let’s be frank. This isn’t just sick. It was also exploitive.

What better way to get media attention (and maybe even their own reality TV show) by using their child’s mental illness?

And that’s exactly what this is. It is a mental illness.

To be specific, what Jennings is going through has a name. It’s called gender dysphoria.

Merriam-Webster defines “dysphoria” this way: a state of feeling unwell or unhappy.

Feelings are emotional or even spiritual, but they are not biological fact. To say someone has gender dysphoria is to say they don’t feel well about being born male or female, but there’s no guarantee that if you mutilate their bodies, they will suddenly feel better. Feelings tend to be deeper, not surface, so not necessarily attached to the physical.

Another mental illness is schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia, much like gender dysphoria, affects how a person feels, concentrates, reacts, and so forth. They may even have hallucinations.

Unlike gender dysphoria, when a person is diagnosed schizophrenic, nobody tells them that they’re absolutely right – the government is poisoning their food and the checkout girl at the grocery store is spying on them.

No, they are treated with medication and therapy.

So why is gender dysphoria treated by catering to the sickness, rather than trying to teach these individuals to be comfortable and healthy in their bodies?

Mainly, because those suffering from gender dysphoria – the transgenders – fall under the social justice umbrella of the LGBT community, and cultural Marxism is a ravenous beast. The individuals are little more than tools, used to destroy the foundation of our society.

On February 10, Jennings took to Instagram to promote his new doll.

This is the first transgender doll on the market, and guess what?! It’s ME!!!😱😍@tonnerdoll did a great job of creating this beautiful item! It will be available in July, and I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people💗 For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first “transgender” doll because it’s based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that’s exactly what I am: a regular girl!💖

Except you’re not a “regular girl,” Jared. You’re a boy. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have to keep telling yourself that you are.

Regular girls are born female, with all the necessary biological markers, and they don’t need hormone therapy to stop puberty.

They also don’t need surgery and makeup to take on the mere appearance of femininity.

They just are.

Jennings is considering getting breast implants, at some point, in order to look more like a girl. He also still possesses a penis. He won’t be eligible for the so-called “male-to-female” surgery until he is 18-years old, but as one episode revealed, he’s not completely sure he wants to have the surgery.

Confused? Why, yes he is.

Another episode highlighted the fact that this would-be girl experienced an erection while undergoing a procedure to get his testosterone-blocker replaced.

Yeah. Girls don’t get those.

Jazz Jennings is a myth. Jared Jennings needs help, but what he’s dealing with is exploitation by his parents, The Learning Channel, the doctors, and now the doll company.

And all this is being done under the banner of “political correctness.”

Dolls, magazines, TV shows…

There is a concerted effort to win over our children, and it is creeping in every way it can.

That is all the more reason for parents to remain vigilant.

If they get to our children, they own our future.

Chris Cuomo of CNN Shows Just How Bigoted the American Left Can Be

Chris Cuomo of CNN is objectively a liberal. I have friends who work at CNN who tell me they dread going on his morning program because they think he brings a liberal bias that forces them into awkward positions. His entire world view is liberal. He cannot relate to people outside his liberal worldview and he is indicative of the larger community of leftwing group think that cannot fathom anyone but bigots can disagree with them.

I remember when I first joined CNN, several reporters told me they were glad to be rid of Lou Dobbs because they felt like they could finally be a straight news organization. Now they have Chris Cuomo engaged in leftist group think where Christians and conservatives are the backwoods enemies against enlightened Manhattan values.

Chris Cuomo is, in fact, a bigot.

Yesterday, a Twitter user asked Chris Cuomo a very succinct question. He asked “What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?”

Cuomo’s response was “wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad” is the problem. He concluded it with “teach tolerance.”

Cuomo subsequently doubled down that this was about the parent and presupposed the girl would be totally cool with a naked boy in her locker room if only she didn’t have such overprotective, intolerant parents. In other words, Chris Cuomo thinks her parents are bigots.

Chris Cuomo’s bigoted reaction, which he parades on a weekly basis with deep hostility to Americans who hold mainstream, orthodox Christian beliefs and conservative values, sums up exactly why what the Obama Administration did was wrong and why Donald Trump’s roll back of the transgender bathroom order was the right thing to do.

Cuomo believes that a twelve year old girl would not object to a naked boy in her locker room, but for her parents. His presupposition is that his values are superior to the values of more than half of America — the majority of whom would object to a boy in a girl’s bathroom.

Likewise, he presumes that a 12 year old girl, but for her bigoted parents, would never conclude that it is wrong to have a boy in the girl’s bathroom because Chris Cuomo does not think it is wrong.

Consequently, Chris Cuomo seemingly believes that the entirety of America is bigoted and overprotective unless they share his values.

Need I point out that this is a man who exercises direction and discretion in shaping the news millions of Americans get each day? Is it any wonder so many Americans think the mainstream media is biased and hostile against their values? Chris Cuomo certainly is.

Chris Cuomo and the American left have decided to rush the notion that transgenderism is normal and not a mental health issue. They are not willing for other Americans to make up their minds and they are not even willing to persuade Americans to make up their minds. Instead, the American left decided to impose its own morality on 320 million Americans. They decided that the nation should have a one size fits all bathroom admissions policy.

The better solution is to let local areas decide for themselves. There are absolutely some areas of the country, including New York City where Chris Cuomo lives, that are perfectly happy to let boys go into their daughters’ bathrooms.

But there are vast swaths of America where the overwhelming majority of Americans do not agree. But Chris Cuomo would rather foster these Americans’ resentment, call them bigots and overprotective, and in a lot of cases cause these Americans to lash out in return — doing things like elected a man who promised to undo what Barack Obama did.

The American left cannot leave well enough alone. They want us to believe transgenderism is normal. They want us to believe boys and girls can share a common bathroom. But they also want us to believe there is a rape culture we must be worried about. And they want us to believe that people who don’t want to go down this road are bigots, evil, intolerant, or overprotective.

Chris Cuomo is signaling there is a large part of America that he thinks is hateful and inferior because they have different values than him. His solution, instead of letting them either see the light for themselves or allow their local community to exist with its own values, is to force his morality on them.

And the left, of which Cuomo is a part, will do so by equating transgenderism with civil rights, comparing Christians who have objections premised in faithful adherence to their religious values, to racists, klan members, and slave masters. They’ll scream equal protection and tell you that you don’t have to embrace it while forcing it upon you against your will.

This is not a recipe for uniting the country. It is a recipe for civil division and strife. But Chris Cuomo does not care because he feels morally superior to those bigots who believe the science of biology against the religious views of the secular left. When he gets in front of the camera, we know who he will portray as the heroes and we know who he will portray as the villains.

Oxford University: He, She, They … Ze?

If you happen to use the wrong pronoun when referencing a transgender person at Oxford University, you could be violating the behavior code.

How could you possibly know which pronoun a transgender person prefers? You can’t be sure without asking – and if you don’t know, Oxford University Students’ Union Council recommends sticking to something genderless (not to be confused with gender neutral), like “they.”

Better yet – in an attempt to make sure everyone is aware of everyone else’s preferences, the students’ union council recommends people introduce themselves with their preferred pronoun.

“Hi, my name is Elizabeth Greenaway and today my preferred pronoun is ‘she.’”

OK – now that we’ve got that out of the way –

The original story published by several sources referred to a leaflet the Oxford University Students’ Union Council had supposedly distributed encouraging the use of “ze,” a gender neutral pronoun, instead of “he” or “she,” to avoid offending transgenders. But a recent statement from the students’ union website says otherwise:

“We would also like to clearly state that we would never tell anyone to use ‘ze’ pronouns instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’ if ‘he’ or ‘she’ is the pronoun someone wishes to use. That would be misgendering and would likely have the biggest impact on individuals (ie, some trans students) who may already be struggling to get people to use ‘he’ or ‘she’ for them. It would be totally counterproductive.”

And you thought using a gender neutral pronoun for transgenders saved you from violating Oxford’s behavior code? Oh you silly conservative, of course not – because what if someone is offended by the use of that pronoun?

So what is Oxford’s behavior code and what happens if you “misgender” or offend someone with you choice of pronoun?

It all starts with Oxford’s very own Transgender Policy, which states:

“Transphobic bullying and harassment could be regarded as grounds for disciplinary action, which may include expulsion or dismissal. Such behaviour will be dealt with under the University Policy on Harassment and Bullying.”

How could using the wrong pronoun possibly be considered harassment or bullying? Because according to Oxford’s Policy on Harassment and Bullying, all it takes is “unwanted conduct”:

“A person subjects another to harassment where s/he engages in unwanted and unwarranted conduct which has the purpose or effect of: (a) violating that other’s dignity, or (b) creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that other. Harassment may involve repeated forms of unwanted and unwarranted behaviour, but a one-off incident can also amount to harassment.”

Note: Oxford needs to amend this policy quickly, as they’re still using “s/he.” The sight of that could offend a transgender that doesn’t identify with “she” or “he” and put Oxford in violation of its own policy.

If the thought of all of this makes you want to pull your hair out, relax. An LGBT rights activist, Peter Tatchell, notes “It is a positive thing to not always emphasize gender divisions and barriers.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated case – not only are individuals at Cambridge University interested in embracing a similar policy, but it’s also becoming more prevalent all the way down to elementary schools.

A guidebook called “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” for teachers, parents and students is being circulated to schools in Britain, discouraging the use of the words “boys” and “girls” to – you guessed it – avoid discrimination against transgenders. The book also provides the story of a 12-year-old – dare I say “girl”? – who is using hormone blockers through puberty as she transitions from female to male.

Full disclosure: I’m a woman who’s comfortable in her own skin (although I must admit I have often envied the opposite sex’s ability to pee standing up). But when I have kids, we’re going to stick to the basics and identify our genders by our genitals. And no, that doesn’t mean I won’t encourage them to use their imaginations in fantasy/pretend play (a very normal part of child development) and dress up as the opposite sex, it just means we’re not going to implement hormone blockers afterwards.

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An Act of Kindness by the Obama Administration

There is a small percentage of people in the world who, despite being male or female, believe they are the opposite sex. Through a lobbying campaign and more recently a sustained campaign of harassment and silencing, they have convinced or otherwise intimidated a segment of society that they are not mentally ill, but rather gender and sex are two separate things. In fact, for a number of people suffering in this way, they do get relief by living their life as the sex they think they are, rather than the sex they actually are. They thereafter have an otherwise normal existence. Suicide rates, sadly, remain high even for those who undergo a complete, surgical transition.

It is, then, a small act of compassion by the Obama Administration that they will allow individuals suffering the delusion that they are not the sex they actually are to serve openly in the military. It won’t make the nation any safer, but it certainly extends the grand social experiments in mental health and sexuality into the ranks of the military, turning it not into a greater fighting force, but a greater reflection of present society. For some, using the military as a place to engage in social experimentation is a vastly greater thing than actually having a military that can keep us safe.

It is, however, a shame that society is now being ordered to accept a behavior that is clearly not normal by any definition of the word to be treated as normal. No doubt there are those who find peace once they start living their life as their preferred sex. But that does not make it any less a mental health issue. The only difference is, the mere act of pointing out it is a mental health issue leans some to hysterical rage.

Many of them point to Bradley Manning, who betrayed the country and now wants to go by the name “Chelsea.” I suggest they do not bolster their defense of the policy by using someone who betrayed his country, is in jail because of it, and clearly has issues.

One can only imagine the propaganda campaign ISIS is going to launch now.

If You Read This, You ‘Have Blood On Your Hands’

After the Family Research Council was put on a hate list by gay rights groups, Floyd Corkins showed up to gun down the place.

In Oregon, a family is being driven to bankruptcy because they refused to take part in a gay wedding.

In Atlanta, GA, a Fire Chief lost his job for wanting to “glorify God” and for his orthodox Christian believes on sin, including homosexuality.

But, the angry horde from Mordor is enraged today by this article on the absurdity of transgenderism. Public Discourse has “blood on its hands” they are yelling.

Mind you, they are not taking issue with the sounds points made in the article. They’re just screaming that it is hateful and merely by existing others will die. Sounds like they are admitting there are people with serious mental health issues. Their solution, of course, is to have sex change surgery and chop up some body parts, as opposed to dealing with the real mental health issues.

You are warned. If you read this article, you are complicit in getting people killed.

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