Monday, March 20, 2023
Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.
“WATCH: Parents outraged after students mandated to watch drag performance, school doubles down”…
“Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California held a multicultural assembly on Friday, March 3, in which teens performed a school-sanctioned youth drag performance. The performance featured the high school’s LGBTQ+ group dancing provocatively in drag-inspired outfits.
The assembly took place during school hours and was mandatory for all students to attend. One student felt so uncomfortable, he had no choice but to put his head down. When his mother told him to leave, he said he was not allowed to. “
“‘They Said They Wanted A Black Person To Do This Job’: DEI Instructor Fired By College For Not Being Woke Enough”…
“A diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) director claims she was fired from a California community college for disagreeing with certain elements of social justice ideology.
Dr. Tabita Lee claims she was denied tenure and fired from DeAnza College on March 6 after failing to adhere to specific narratives on racial issues. Lee claims that she was punished in part for questioning certain anti-racism efforts and policies within the school.
“I noticed that there was a lot of resistance to my even asking questions about anti-racism policy efforts and language,” Lee said, “I purely wanted to know what folks meant when they were using those terms, and I encountered a lot of hostility.” Lee said in a video released by the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR).
“Moody’s considers downgrading six banks”…
“Moody’s Investors Service cited extremely volatile funding conditions for banks exposed to the risk of “uninsured deposit outflows.” First Republic Bank, Western Alliance Bancorp., Intrust Financial Corp., UMB Financial Corp., Zions Bancorp., and Comerica Inc. are under review by Moody’s. The rating agency downgraded Signature Bank’s debt rating to junk Monday after it failed Sunday. Shares of regional banks tanked on Monday but were slowly climbing Tuesday.”
“‘Exposing the Gender Lie’: Authors share how to protect kids from false transgender ideology”…
“Every time Brandon Showalter checks his inbox or listens to his voicemails, he’s dismayed by what he sees and hears.
Since he began covering the battle over transgender ideology in 2016, he’s received countless messages from parents grieving over the mutilation of their daughters and the castration of their sons, photos from detransitioners regretting their irreversible surgeries, and firsthand accounts from families shattered by the medical scandal of transgenderism.”
“Anti-Jewish incidents jumped nearly 20% in 2021, FBI finds”…
“A new FBI report found that anti-Jewish incidents increased nearly 20% in 2021 relative to 2020, but decreased relative to prior years.
The updated FBI statistics released Monday counted 817 anti-Jewish criminal offenses reported by local law enforcement agencies in 2021, up from 683 in 2020 — a year when people largely stayed off the streets for a substantial period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 numbers, however, represent a 15% decline from 2019, when the FBI reported 963 hate crimes, as well as a slight decline from 2018, when FBI statistics show 847 hate crimes.
Overall, the report showed a total of more than 10,800 total hate crimes — the highest number in decades. As in previous years, anti-Jewish incidents comprised the majority of the 1,590 hate crimes based on religion.”
“Dr. Rachel Levine says changing kids’ genders will soon be fully embraced: ‘Wheels will turn on this'”…
“Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rachel Levine promised that medically changing kids’ genders will soon be normalized.
Levine praised the “gender-affirming care” at the Pediatric Grand Rounds session at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Levine was invited to speak at the event about the Florida Parental Rights in Education law and the political implications of gender reassignment surgery taking place at children’s hospitals.”
“Biden Moves to Reverse Campus Religious Freedom Rule”…
“The Biden administration is days away from revoking a federal regulation defending religious liberty on campus, even though critics say the president has offered “no evidence” that religious student groups may not lose their First Amendment rights as a result.
The Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Final Rule, written in 2019 by the Trump administration, allows the federal government to withhold some, or all, federal aid to any college that does not give religious students’ groups the same accommodations as other student organizations strictly because of their faith. The Department of Education may also punish universities that violate their own policies to uphold academic freedom or free speech. Trump administration officials believed they needed the leverage of defunding academic institutions to help ensure that public institutions “uphold fundamental rights” guaranteed by the Constitution.
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