How far gone is Illinois? And by “gone,” I mean arrogantly and divisively leftist.
Well, despite statewide and even nationwide condemnation of the proposed “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards,” the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) failed to stop the controversial standards.
In a vote delayed by one day, JCAR voted 6-5 along partisan lines to, in effect, approve these standards, which will infuse the assumptions of Critical Race Theory/ identity politics/BLM into 1. all teacher-training programs, 2. all Professional Education Licensing (PEL), and 3. indirectly into all public school classrooms.
Not even yesterday’s plea from the left-leaning Chicago …
Posted in Education
Tagged Black Lives Matter, Chicago Tribune, Critical Race Theory, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards, gender identity, homophobia, Ibram X. Kendi, Illinois State Board of Education, JCAR, racism, Robin DiAngelo, sexism, sexual orientation, Ta-Nehesi Coates, unearned privilege
Regardless of what black Americans think, the police departments that protect and serve their communities should be defunded immediately. At least that is the latest propaganda being peddled in a bizarre new campaign by the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a radical organization literally founded by members of the Communist Party USA.
Posted in Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged ACLU, America, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Communism, Communist Party USA, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, LAPD, Louis Budenz, Peace Officers, Police, Police Department, Policemen, racism, Rodney King, Roger Baldwin, Soviet Union, William Z. Foster
The Hollywood actress Ellen Page has appeared in over two dozen movies. But if you congratulate her for being a successful actress you could get into trouble. You see, Ms. Page has decided that she is actually a man.[i] Now it is Mr. Page, and in some locales saying “Ms. Page” is considered “misgendering hate speech.” Misgendering people in Norway,[ii] Scotland,[iii] Canada[iv] – or even New York[v] – could put you behind bars.
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged American Nazis, Angela Merkel, Black Lives Matter, Ellen Page, Equality Act, Franklin Roosevelt, hate speech, Hugo Black., Ku Klux Klan, New Deal
Angry Isms & Destructive Theories Combine to Divide the Country
I don’t doubt for a moment that we still have race issues to address in America. And I don’t believe that, to date, we have fully overcome the legacy of hundreds of years of slavery and segregation in our history. At the same time, I do not accept former President Obama’s claim that the 2016 election of Donald Trump was, in part, a reaction to having a Black man in the White House.
Well, they dusted off those colorful “Handmaid’s Tale” outfits that were so visible at Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings in 2018.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter, Brett Kavanaugh, Brian Buescher, Clarence Thomas, Cory Booker, Democratic National Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Donald J. Trump, Kamala Harris, Margaret Atwood, Mike Pompeo, People of Praise, The Handmaid’s Tale
Think about how Satan can desensitize people and compromise values through humor, whether it be TV sitcoms or shows that are funny, but advance lifestyles or agendas that conflict with a Christian worldview. If you recognize this, then you probably understand what The Babylon Bee does so well by making people think, through humor and satire.
From the president on down, we’re seeing a welcome pushback against Marxist indoctrination in our colleges, government agencies, and even the military. It had better happen soon, too, because in K-12 schools, hapless children are being subjected to the awful, anti-American 1619 Project and Black Lives Matter curricula. But at least there is movement at the top of the academic and government food chains.
Posted in Education
Tagged 1619 Project, Bernie Sander, betsy devos, Black Lives Matter, Capital Research Center, Christopher Eisgruber, Cory Booker, Critical Race Theory, Defense Race Relations Institute, Derrick Bell, Dianne Feinstein, Donald J. Trump, Elaine Donnelley, Family Research Council, Joseph Klein, Kamala Harris, Lisa Keim, Marxism, Robert King, Robert Terry, Russell Vought, Southern Poverty Law Center, Woodrow Wilson
In recent years some organizations and movements on the left have placed a greater emphasis on the role of slavery in our nation’s past. To their view, this “original” sin surrounding the nation’s beginnings cast a permanent pall that cannot ever be overcome. Black Lives Matter (BLM) and The 1619 Project are two of the most prominent examples of this, but neither seek to engage and end slavery for its present-day victims.
Written by Robert Spencer
As far back as September 22, 2011, Linda Sorsour tweeted: “shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.” Her position didn’t change over time. On May 12, 2015, she tweeted:
If you are still paying interest than Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America. #justsaying.
And on April 10, 2016, Sarsour tweeted about Sharia again:
Sharia Law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda.
Sarsour tweeted on March 8, 2011:
Brigitte Gabriel = Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s
Student-athletes at Illinois State University are boycotting practices because the school’s athletic director offended them with a comment during a conference call at the end of August.
Athletes at the public university in central Illinois announced a boycott after Larry Lyons, the school’s athletic director, said that “All Redbird Lives Matter,” a version of the “All Lives Matter” statement that used the school’s team name instead.
One of the most effective ways that Marxists advance their agenda is to change how we talk about things. When clever rewordings replace the truth, it’s easier to fool people. For example, the Washington Post this past week said a transgender plaintiff “was designated female at birth, but identifies as male.”
In the blink of an eye, a biological fact – that someone was born a girl – is brushed aside and replaced with a term that implies that male or female sex is assigned, not a natural phenomenon.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch, Sexuality
Tagged Arthur Ashe, Barack Obama, Bathroom Wars, Black Lives Matter, Civil Right Act of 1964, Cultural Marxism, Donald Trump, Frederick Douglass, Gavin Grimm, gender identity, Karl Marx, Neil Gorsuch, sexual orientation, transgenderism, Washington Post
Does God care about justice? Absolutely! In fact, God says of Himself in Isaiah 61:8, “For I, the Lord, love justice.”
What about life? Does God care about life? Of course! Psalm 139 powerfully communicates the value, worth, and sanctity of human life.
God’s concerns for life and justice are woven throughout the Bible, and the two are not mutually exclusive. So we as Christians should care about justice and defend life. Likewise, we must make sure that our endeavors to plead for justice or defend life don’t inadvertently align us with covert missions and agendas that seek to undermine God’s standard of holiness.
There is now proof that there are very dark forces behind Black Lives Matter, and it’s not just the blatant Marxism of its founders and leaders. The darkness literally includes summoning dead spirits and allowing them to work through BLM leaders. Sound crazy? BLM bosses admit it.
Clues about the true nature of BLM have been available for quite some time. Last month, Black Lives Matter activists terrorized church attendees in Troy, New York, while chanting “hail Satan.” They even shrieked at black families and young mothers trying to get in the building. Just this week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a …
Posted in Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Abraham Hamilton III, Black Lives Matter, George Soros, John Koletas, Lukee Forbes, Marxism, Melina Abdulla, paganism, Patrice Cullors, The Hamilton Corner, The New American, witchcraft