Peter LaBarbera praises Ben Carson’s queer idea

Anti-LGBT activist Peter LaBarbera praises queer idea

by Don Hank

 

Bruce / Caitlin Jenner is a confused man. So is Peter LaBarbera. Back in June, LaBarbera  plainly stated in public that transgenders like Jenner are promoting evil.

But now LaBarbera is praising Ben Carson for wanting to introduce transgender bathrooms! Of course, recall that promoting a top GOP candidate is a way to make money.

Oddly, out of the clear blue sky, LaBarbera, the head of anti-LGBT organization AFTAH, once accused me of pursuing my activism for money (from the Kremlin no less! Sure, Peter), and I quickly slapped him down with this scathing piece, showing which of us was REALLY after the buck. Providentially, I didn’t hear much from him after that.

But Peter is still saying queer things, promoting the GOP favorite candidate whose campaign is flush with money and needs support from “Christian” groups. These banquets that LaBarbera’s AFTAH holds bring in donors and, including wealthy Ben Car$on backers.

Peter LaBarbera is supposedly generally opposed to the LGBT agenda, but wouldn’t a transgender bathroom be a way to promote their agenda among impressionable children? I mean, suppose all public buildings had a third bathroom for freaks like Caitlyn Bruce Jenner who bask in the limelight in a major effort to encourage young people to change their sex because it’s the cool thing to do. A few years into Carson’s presidency, suppose your kid and you pass the 3d BR and says “why are there 3 kinds of bathrooms, Dad?”

And you live in a PC America where you can lose your job if you fail to enthusiastically cheer queer. So you’re forced to pretend this is perfectly normal for some men to become women and some women to become men (hey, but wouldn’t that mandate FOUR kinds of bathrooms?). You then become a carrier for an idea you — and Peter, when the price is right — think is dangerous and immoral.

Thanks to good old Peter LaBarbera pushing Ben Carter’s really stupid idea (that is what Trump would correctly call it), this idea is now a reality and you are forced to corrupt your own child or face the PC police and judge.

Does Carson care about this unfortunate aspect of his queer idea? And does he really think that this idea could be implemented without a law mandating it — a law that he would presumably cheerfully sign if president?

But beyond the immorality of the idea, if the government forced the owners and operators of all public buildings to add a third bathroom, the prices of goods and services would have to be increased to build and maintain these.

Sorry, Folks, Carson is being sold by the GOP because they know he is malleable and will do their bidding. Unlike Trump, he can be bought. This transgender bathroom idea shows that he is out of touch in terms of economics and social issues and is even out of touch with his own ideas on morality, simply because he wants to be president.

Compare this with the way Trump responds to social issues questions. He just says he is a traditional kind of person, period. No hemming and hawing and no compromise.

Trump is in touch with the hearts and minds of the average American. Carson is in touch with his campaign fund.

So Peter, what are you doing promoting a candidate who opposes not only the things you have been supporting for years and also the way we as Americans think?

And aren’t you afraid your supporters will see through you and drop you like a hot potato when you waffle like this in a thinly veiled effort to make a buck?

Don Hank

 

Implications of the Jaffe Memo for Christians in Society

[This is adapted from a much longer essay by Laigle’s contributor Anthony Horvath, which can be read here. Anthony is a pro-life speaker and the president of Wisconsin Lutherans for Life.]

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson has set the pro-life blogosphere on fire with her posting of the ‘Jaffe Memo,’ a memorandum written by Frederick S. Jaffe, former vice-president of Planned Parenthood.  Jaffe apparently was in charge of PP’s population control agenda.  The memo was written in 1969.

The memo appears to be legit but I haven’t been able to find its original source.  Read it.

This memo has all sorts of blood chilling suggestions- blood chilling if the culture of death does not run through your veins, that is.  Ideas on controlling world population include:

  • Fertility control agents in the water supply
  • Encourage women to work
  • Require women to work and provide few child care facilities
  • Compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • Compulsory sterilization of all who have two children- except for a few who would be allowed three
  • Discouragement of private home ownership
  • Allow certain contraceptives to be distributed non-medically
  • Make contraception truly available to all

Some of my more predictable readers will go through that list and their eyes will simply glaze over for most of it.  With their eyes in a fog as they instinctively declare the above as merely an instance of “Godwin’s Law” but their blood started boiling when they saw on the list “Encourage women to work.”

Dear God, who could be against that? And who could be against making contraception available to everyone?  Clearly, this blogger is a bigot.

I included that item in order to make a very important point. Continue reading

Glenn Beck and how Americans got the way we are

Glenn Beck and how Americans got this way

By Don Hank

Recently, a lot has been written about Glenn Beck and his refusal to look at the eligibility issue and his disdain for those of us who care about it.

First, let me be clear: I am a birther. By that I don’t mean that I am claiming Obama was definitely born in Kenya (where they have erected a monument at the place where he was born). I mean that I don’t know if Obama is a natural born citizen because he has never proven it. Therefore Beck is remiss to dismiss birthers’ concerns. We have a constitutional right to know, and judges who say otherwise are derelict in their duties and don’t deserve to be called judges any more than those judges who in 1973 decided that humans in the womb aren’t humans.

Ironically, though, despite Beck’s vexing unwillingness to admit what an increasing number of Americans know or sense about Obama’s eligibility to be president, no one has taught to the broad masses the sources of Marxist brainwashing – how we got to where we are – better than Glenn Beck. Others have written books that changed the way scholarly conservatives think, but Beck popularized this knowledge in ways that made scholars of ordinary people. He went into detail on the origins of “progressivism” and that is important. Without a comprehensive knowledge of how millions of ordinary decent Americans have been turned into glassy-eyed liberals, we are easy prey both to the propaganda itself and to those who accuse us watchdogs of McCarthyism.

Even if you are put off by Glenn’s histrionics, his shows have been a classroom for a long time – especially his TV show, where he has reviewed important eye-opening books night after night. He did his homework. If Patriots view Beck with a jaundiced eye today it is partly because he fails to see the importance of the eligibility issue but also in part because they have underestimated the role of propagandists in turning America leftward and they fail to see how much Beck has pulled back the curtain for millions of us, providing us a glimpse into the sordid world of Marxist disinformation in which we find ourselves.

Further, without Beck, there would not have been the Washington tea party. Like him or hate him, Beck has changed the nation.

This is as good an opportunity as any for a quick review of how we got where we are today, and we can start with a video of an interview with ex-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who shows how Americans were brainwashed through KGB methods such as demoralization and manipulation of and by the media. One thing that sticks in my mind from Yuri’s talks is that people brainwashed by these methods refuse to believe the truth and are essentially dead to the truth. “These people cannot be changed by logic. The change is complete and irreversible,” as Yuri puts it.

Remember the last time you tried to debate with a “liberal” zombie? The change that zombie underwent at some time in his life was complete and irreversible, wasn’t it? Facts are irrelevant.

Only a nucleus of people who read history, keep up with talk radio and web sites like Laigle’s Forum have even a pinch of understanding of what is going on around us and why. The average American will look you in the eye and tell you with a straight face that our “liberalization” is a result of a natural evolution process. We just keep getting smarter and more sensitive to the needs of others. Praise be to Darwin!

The Soviet propaganda source laid bare in the above-linked video is only one of many. Our education system, as Yuri mentions, has undermined us almost to the point of no return. But the influence came not only from Soviet operatives. Another powerful agency was the Frankfurt School, a group of German Marxists who came to America to escape Hitler and showed their gratitude by teaching their host country to hate its founders, its traditions and its culture. Herbert Marcuse, a famous 60s radical and member of our pseudo-intelligentsia, was a scion of that group. Still another group was the more-or-less home-grown communist agents like Saul Alinsky and Cloward and Piven, who taught other leftists how to manipulate us. Then there were our early educational theorists like John Dewey and his myriad clones. Reaching way back, there were psychologists like Freud and Pavlov, and later the “sexologists” Masters and Johnson who taught that sexual promiscuity is our reason for living. Then there was Dr. Spock who taught us how to spoil kids, and Timothy Leary, who taught spoiled kids how to do drugs. Radical feminists like Andrea Dworkin, pushed for welfare and abortion and aided in breaking up families by redefining “abuse” of women, making it include things as prosaic as “giving your wife the silent treatment,” and hypocritically warned of child abuse while endorsing pedophilia. Thanks to their efforts, the institution of “no-fault divorce” was born, which converted the marriage contract into a worthless piece of paper for millions of husbands, who were often rendered penniless in “family” court in the headlong national effort to “protect women and children.” Similar agents of change were pedophiles like NAMBLA founder Allen Ginsberg, and homosexual activists who introduced and pushed for “gay” marriage to further undermine what was left of the American family. The Liberation Theologists made minorities feel oppressed and helpless and urged them to “strike back” at whites, their “oppressors,” rather than raise themselves out of poverty and ignorance through hard work and study, the only way to raise oneself out of poverty and ignorance. The net effect of these hate mongering racists, working in tandem with the educational left, was to create walls of ignorance, prejudice and hatred that will take decades to tear down. Likewise, the developers of the Delphi method, whether wittingly or unwittingly, made a significant contribution to mind control, manipulating participants to accept ideas – even dangerous ones – by “mainstreaming” them. Finally, as David Kupelian reminds us, Madison Avenue advertisers have contributed mightily to plunging us into a bottomless moral abyss where good is evil and vice-versa. (I’m sure you can think of many more such contributors to the brainwashing of America).

If you look at the sleaze surrounding Obama in his college days you get an idea of who many of the other movers and shakers were in the movement to destroy traditional America and replace it with Marxist utopian ideals.

We find that almost all of the ideas promulgated by these “agents of change” are now chillingly mainstream or close to it. Likewise you will find very few liberals who care that the White House resident has communists among his czars or his past mentors. In the ghetto, you’ll find almost no one who objects.

The Dems have them firmly in place down on their plantation.

So where does this leave Glenn Beck?

If I had Glenn Beck in front of me I would say:

You have focused bravely on monumental issues and I admire you for it. In the final analysis, every single one of these issues – from socialist health care to welfare for rich bankers – stems from the unwillingness of American politicians and judges to honor the Constitution. But the Constitution also has rules governing who can be president and who can’t.

I am therefore asking you to focus fairly on the eligibility issue. Give it its just due and please respect truth seekers whose quest has taken them down other trails than yours. They are your potential allies and you can win them back with a little extra effort.

Let kids spend “day of silence” at home

My wife was watching Jerry Springer just now and saw a presentation of a mom and her gay son dressed as a woman.

The mom was yelling that the son was not allowed in the family until he recognized his own sex for what it was.

Jerry told her that America did not agree with her, but sympathized with the son.  He was probably right.

Here is the story of a major tragedy in America that 95% of the Springer viewers missed:

On the one hand, the mother, distraught, angry and feeling betrayed after raising a son as a boy and watching him fall under the influence of the gay agenda, and on the other hand, Jerry, another victim of the gay agenda who accepts their false message that being gay is inborn and a homosexual has no choice but to pursue the dangerous “gay” lifestyle, which leads to an enormous increase in mortality.

Both are trying to do the right thing and both are wrong.

The mother feels the outrage at being betrayed by a disobedient son, but doesn’t see the main arguments against her son’s lifestyle, which is the danger (both physical and psychological) that it entails for the homosexual, the irresponsibility of misleading others to do likewise and the danger of societal acceptance of gay adoption of children, which denies a child its natural parents or at least a wholesome male-female role model. Added to this is the fact that schools are promoting this lifestyle in a manner that is unfair, portraying the homosexual as a victim who needs special protection but portraying the rejecter of homosexuality as mean and insensitive, failing to mention to the children in their care that the “gay” lifestyle carries a heavy price tag in terms of physical and mental health.

Jerry, of course, fails to see these things as well.

The result? Jerry Springer, the inadvertent promoter of death, comes off looking reasonable while the mother, the true victim of a scam of gargantuan proportions, comes off as uncaring and calloused. She misses the message that can be inferred from the Gospel: hate the sin but love the sinner.

The gay agenda wins.

And they win because Christians have been off-message in 2 ways: They either show contempt for gays or they accept the gay agenda that gay behavior is normal and that all of them are born to be gay (if you subscribe to Mission America’s alerts or read their web site you will see why that is not true).

Especially if you are a parent, please take the time to read the important message below from the Mission America coalition.

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God Bless.

Donald Hank
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National Coalition Urges Parents to Keep Kids Home on  “Day of Silence”

COLUMBUS,  OH — A nationwide coalition of Christian and pro-family groups is calling for  parents to keep children out of schools on Friday, April 25, 2008 – the day  when thousands of middle schools, junior highs, and high schools will observe  the 12th annual “National Day of Silence.” 

Buddy Smith of American Family Association asserts, “It’s outrageous that our neighborhood schools would allow homosexual activism to intrude into the classroom.   ‘Day of Silence’ is about coercing students to repudiate traditional morality.  It’s time for Christian parents to draw the line – if your children will be exposed to this DOS propaganda in their school, then keep them home for the day.”

“It amounts to educational malpractice for school officials to engage in one-sided homosexual activism,” said Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America. “Our schools are supposed to be places of learning, not places of political indoctrination.  It is the height of  impropriety and cynicism for “gay” activists and school officials to use  children as pawns in their attempt to further a highly controversial and  polarizing political agenda.”

“Day of Silence” is promoted by the Gay,  Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a homosexual activist group  that targets schools.  The event is typically organized by a school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and is designed to pressure students to regard  homosexual, bisexual, and transgender behavior as normal and worthy.   Students and even some teachers remain silent throughout the school day, disrupting the teaching environment.  Protesters wear t-shirts and hand out “speaking cards” protesting alleged injustice, harassment, prejudice, and discrimination toward “LGBT” people and their “allies.”
 
“Social  activism does not belong in the classroom,” says Peter LaBarbera of Americans  for Truth. “Students would be far better served by reading a good book at home  – perhaps even the Bible – rather than being subjected to pro-‘gay’ indoctrination.”

This year, GLSEN adds a special twist to “Day of  Silence”: shameless exploitation of the recent tragic school shooting death of  California 8th grade student Lawrence King.  Los Angeles media report  that although the boy had been entrusted to the care of Casa Pacifica, a  residential center for “abused, neglected, and severely emotionally disturbed  children,” he had been permitted for the last two weeks to attend school in  feminine makeup, nail polish, and high-heeled boots.  The adult  guardians, school administrators, and teachers responsible for guiding and  protecting this precious troubled child failed him miserably; GLSEN fails him  again now by employing his violent death to manipulate and deceive millions of  children.

What should parents do?

1. Call your local schools and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe “Day of Silence.” For a list of schools expected to participate, check www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=78 .
 
2. Be  sure to discover on what date the event is planned for your school. (The national date is April 25, but some schools observe DOS on a different date). 
 
3. Inform the school of your intention to keep your children home on that date and explain why.  (A sample letter is posted along with the school listings.) 
 
4. Explain to your children why you’re taking a stand:   Homosexual behavior is not an innate identity; it is sinful and unnatural.  No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sexual lifestyle to students. 
  
5. Pray with your children for sexual purity and for wisdom to lovingly counsel sexually confused teenagers in your own community.  Grieve for Lawrence King.
  
6. Encourage your church leadership to follow the bold example of Pastor Ken Hutcherson who is vocally opposing “Day of Silence” in his community in Redmond, Washington. Let your light shine by spreading the word to your church and neighbors, and explain that most school districts lose money for every absence.

Linda Harvey of Mission America urges parents to understand that “Homosexual activism creates an explosive situation in schools. I encourage parents to keep their children home on ‘Day of Silence.’ Let’s pray that in the future, schools will offer hope to students who are sexually confused by first telling them the truth.”

Gary Glenn of AFA Michigan, said: “The director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force broke homosexual activists’ code of  silence on the threat homosexual behavior poses to young people’s health when  he admitted this month that HIV ‘is a gay disease.’  GLSEN should cancel its celebration of that code of silence about the severe public health hazards  of homosexual behavior, and any school administrator who continues to stand  silent while enabling the promotion of such harmful behavior should be sued  for criminal negligence.”

The coalition includes: Abiding Truth Ministries,  American Family Association, AFA of MI, AFA of PA, Americans for Truth,  Christian Information Service, Christian Civic League of Maine, Concerned  Women for America, Culture Campaign, Defend the Family International, Exodus  Mandate, Illinois Family Institute, Indiana Voice for the Family, Informing  Christians, Liberty Counsel, MassResistance, Mission America, New Generation Christian Center, Parents’ Rights’ Coalition, Right March, Stephen Bennett Ministries, Values USA,  Watchmen on the Walls.

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Reagan in an emasculated America

By Donald Hank

Ronald Reagan is always held up as the gold standard in Republican elections, and everyone pays lip service to the Gipper, but the fact is, while all candidates claim to be his reincarnation and talk about Reagan, no one talks like him any more.

They can’t. America has been emasculated. While reluctantly acknowledging Reagan’s legacy as the best president we have had for a century by all criteria, the homo lobby has at the same time made Reagan anathema. They will never forgive him for saying that AIDS was sent by God to punish people for the sin of homosexuality.

As long as that mentality is present–my estimate is about 30 more years–there can be no remedy to the attrition of conservatism.

Why 30 more years?

Because the homo lobby, under the guidance of men and women who despise America, has already been amazingly successful for at least 5 years already, and 35 years is about how long it took for most Americans to finally see through radical feminism. Bad people with fool-proof Gramscian psychic cages to lock up people’s minds can always hold sway for about that long at least in our country, where people are easily led astray by their irrational fears and their misplaced pity for any wolf claiming to be an underdog.

But even after that, the homo lobby will not be completely beaten down. Hate crime laws will be in place and pastors who speak out against homosexuality will still have to go underground or face fines and/or jail time or loss of tax exempt status.

I base that prediction, again, on the success that radical feminism has had in entrenching itself in the American psyche. Even now, with the feminist movement in more-or-less permanent disrepute, Wade-Roe still holds sway, and anti-father legislation and jurisprudence is standard in “family” courts, where fathers almost never get custody or even shared custody and are routinely evicted from their homes on flimsy to zero evidence of wife abuse, while being treated as walking wallets in terms of “child” support.

The label was “wife abuser,” the pretext was “protection of mothers” or “protection of women,” and the establishment of abuse could be predicated on tenuous evidence.

On the absurd pretext of “protecting” their group and with the nuclear option of the “homophobe” tag, the small but vociferous group of homo-leftists will completely dominate America on behalf of the anti-traditional left for many years to come. And that will make it impossible for another Reagan to surface.

Americans, and in fact, westerners in general, are increasingly deficient in the use of logic and comparison techniques, unable to see that one group of leftists well-trained in mind-control techniques is equivalent to any other group of leftists well-trained in these techniques.

Yet it is really quite simple in the present case. The fact is, not only are the techniques the same, but the absurdity of the accusations is similar. The radical changing of definitions is a trade mark of the Left. The feminists changed the definition of child rearing and marriage, and in fact, they even changed the name, calling marriage “patriarchy,” in order to create the impression that marriage had been devised as a way for men to subjugate and enslave women, when in fact, the whole idea has always been to anchor the wayward male to the family precisely for the purpose of protecting women and children. And of course, they changed the definition of abuse in the minds of the public but more importantly, of judges and legislators, who started defining abuse as anything done by a male to a female that the female herself called abuse. Thus the definition was malleable, varying from case to case. A woman could get a restraining order simply by claiming that she felt threatened. In my ten years of work with Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, I had numerous cases of men whose restraining orders showed no documentation of abuse (I personally read one, on file at the local courthouse, in which the man was accused of restraining his wife after she had “hit him on the arm” (her words) while he was driving). I learned of one man who was evicted from his home by a judge when his wife told the judge that she had a habit of meeting men on the internet and traveling to meet them for sex. She said her husband had found out about these liaisons, and although he had not in any way threatened her or abused her, she felt that now that he knew, he might conceivably do her some sort of harm. That was enough for the judge, who ordered him out of his home and ordered child support payments for the wife, even though the wife had sent their child to live with her mother.

The anti-family Left, having saturated the law field with anti-male legislation, is now persecuting the religious orthodox (who also threaten their antifamily notions) in an equally absurd way wherever “hate” laws exist. Remember that Pastor Aka Green was tried in Sweden for the “hate” crime of preaching from the forbidden parts of the Bible that denounce homosexual behavior (and threatened with what would have amounted to a life sentence), while his fellow Christians have been fined heavily for speaking against homosexual behavior and gay marriage in Canada.

Part of the problem with the attrition of traditional voters is that few see the whole picture. For example, my fellow defenders of males have often myopically treated radical feminism and the anti-father courts and legislators as though they were isolated problems. Some of these same people have been blind to the intimate link between anti-male policies and other anti-traditional policies. They can see that males are abused in “family” court but they can’t quite see what that has to do with gay marriage. Many leaders of the men’s movement are thus for gay marriage.

That will never work. The enemy is the same, namely, virulent anti-traditional, anti-family Leftism, and it doesn’t matter whether it is currently attacking the family by removing the father or by replacing the father with another woman posing as the second “mother.” The results and the motivation are the same with radical feminism as they are with the radical gay agenda. In both cases, the child is hurt by losing contact with one or both biological parents and by losing the opportunity to experience committed heterosexual female and male role models vital to child development. In the case of the radical feminist paradigm of the single mom/disenfranchised biological father, I had shown previously that, statistically, children are abused disproportionately by the men who are not their fathers and have been introduced into their lives by their divorced or single mother.

This anti-traditional component of the Left is, ultimately, why gay “couples” are so eager to adopt children (evidence, not to mention common sense, suggests this idea is dangerous to child welfare).

By and large, it is not these naïve souls themselves, but rather their script writers on the left, who are behind the evil scheme of replacing traditional family with whatever happens to be handy. In most cases, their desire is not to harm children but simply to assert their lifestyle and to convince themselves of the moral authority to follow their hedonistic impulses wherever these might lead them. And this idea was not born spontaneously. It was scripted by the agenda makers.

I wish I could end this column on a positive note, but that is hard to do at this juncture in our history. Of course, there is no direct harm in sight with some of the Republican candidates, but neither of the 2 front runners leaves me with a sense of comfort either.

Romney once supported gay marriage, but says he has had a conversion. He is at least a stronger conservative in other areas than McCain.

Depending on what part of his mouth McCain is speaking out of, he has no qualms about gay marriage. That means that our front runner, who believes Reagan has endorsed him posthumously, is blissfully ignorant about the one issue of our time that, because of its link to “hate” laws, can literally determine whether the First Amendment will survive.

Of course, the McCain of McCain-Feingold was never too fond of that amendment anyway.

How the Fathers’ Movement Can Succeed

by Don Hank

I became a father’s rights advocate in 1995, shortly after my first encounter with a Kafkaesque court system.  If someone had told me our justice system was like that I would have assumed they were making it up. 

 

I promptly founded Lancaster Non-Custodial Parents (later known as Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, LYNCUP) and set about to right the wrongs of a broken system. As a business man, I am a problem solver. Leave it to me.

 

Since then, I spent years studying the issue. I needed to know why this was happening to me and to thousands of others and how my life savings and the custody of my son could be so quickly transferred from me, someone the courts hardly knew, to her, someone else they hardly knew.

 

Here’s what I found out:

 

In the 1960s the radical feminists had started taking over the “family” courts.  Now feminists don’t care about women, any more than homosexual activists care about gays.  The goal of both groups is family destruction.  They call it “culture change.”


So why did they do this?

 

Feminists, like all radical leftists, believe in the myth that traditional family oppresses women, who no longer need men for anything, even to help bring up their children.  Their writings show that this idea is purely subjective, and although science shows fathers are important, they believe this myth implicitly.  Their ideology is a religion and they are blind zealots.

 

They achieved their mission with lightning speed by first creating a sense of national crisis, just as the radical gay activists of today are doing.

 

To create the sense of crisis, they proclaimed that fathers were abandoning their kids and the kids’ moms in droves, leaving them high and dry.

 

Of course, some fathers were in fact doing just that, playing into their hands, and they could point to these wayward fathers as examples of the urgent need to clamp down on men.

 

The radical feminists also said millions of men were guilty of wife beating.  First they said it was ex-number of wife beatings per day across the nation.  Then the number somehow doubled. The press dutifully reported these incongruous numbers without requiring verification. The feminists then asked for tough anti-male legislation enabling judges to evict men on unsubstantiated testimony. Their request was soon granted in all 50 states. Oddly, the number of wife beatings just kept increasing, even long after draconian laws were in place. Men apparently liked punishment and were incorrigible. Under the new laws, the right to face one’s accusers was overcome. The Constitution was trumped. But that wasn’t precedent. Think about it. We could have seen it coming. More on that later on.
 
Somewhere along the way, someone named Murray Straus of the University of New Hampshire conducted a long-term study and found that the number of wife beaters was about equal to the number of husband beaters, and that, in fact, the latter used weapons significantly more often.

 

That information should have changed everything.

 

But politicians could do nothing with such statistics.  The female of the species was already irreversibly cast as the victim and any attempt to undo that image would garner no votes for any of them in the long run.

 

After a few years of involvement with the movement, I saw that no posse was on the way and none would be coming.

 

Men lobbying for fathers rights were, as it were, fools waiting for Godot.

 

As I studied, I began to see that fathers’ issues were just part of a much bigger problem, and that problem was hard line Maoism cynically calling itself “liberalism.”

It was easy to trace this bigger problem back to the hippie movement of the 60s when America’s values system had started to upend itself.

 

To my surprise, I found that numerous men’s groups, like the NCM (National Center for Men) were trying to imitate the strategies and tactics of the feminists.  Thus, NCM’s Mel Feit, for example, started dressing like a woman and going on talk shows.  He pointed out that, if he was seen as a woman, people would listen to him.  Given the demonization of men in the media, that made some sense. One of his pet laments was that women could decide to abort their children while men could not. Thus, he advocated abortion rights for men as well.

 

That made no sense.

 

Not only did these men, who called themselves masculists in imitation of the feminists, seek to imitate the immoral movement that had hurt men and their children in the first place, but their message was also irrelevant. If the oppression of fathers by the legal and court system had been the first or only wholesale violation of constitutional principles, then these men might have had a leg to stand on. But they seemed oblivious to the fact that an earlier flawed decision had ushered in a new era of constitutional abuse, and now they were on the receiving end of a further refinement of that abuse by a corrupt system whose previous fraud they had deferred to without a whimper and, incredibly, still failed to notice.

 

Meanwhile, I was initially impressed by the works of Dr. Warren Farrell, who had once been an activist in the women’s movement but had grown disenchanted and gone over to the men’s movement.  I eagerly read his best-selling book “The Myth of Male Power” and later “Father and Child Reunion,” which pointed out the lies and distortions about men that had influenced family law, making it almost impossible for men to get even joint custody of their children.  Farrell also showed that, statistically, sole male custody was better than sole female custody. It was brilliant, as far as it went.

 

In the wake of his book successes, Warren was elected to the board of the Congress of Fathers and Children.

 

Then in the last California gubernatorial race, he threw his hat in the ring.  Instead of breaking witht he party that had wrought such favoc with our culture, he ran on a Democratic ticket, declaring he would “reform” that party.

 

One gentleman who called my non-custodial parents organization, LYNCUP, told me how his wife had physically abused him throughout their marriage.  He had been a Christian but his treatment in the courts drove him to atheism, he said.

 

I don’t want to create the impression that men and fathers are buying wholesale into the lies of the Left without any resistance whatsoever. In fact, many of the fathers who call me are devout believers who have been strengthened by their untoward experiences. No, I am talking mostly about the ones who should know better, including the top national leadership, which, at least initially and for many years, failed to distance itself from the Left and has failed to identify godless Leftism as the arch enemy of fatherhood that it is.

 

The Spiritual Side of the War against Men

Then shall he answer them, saying, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matt. 25:45-6)
 

In 2001, as I was beginning to see the fatal flaws in the leadership of the men’s and fathers’ movement, my personal life came apart, and when I hit bottom, I found myself abruptly faced with a choice: Trust God or perish. This choice was no longer an abstraction. It was an existential imperative.

 

Unlike the man supposedly driven into atheism, I saw that God was speaking through tragedy.  This man’s mistake lay in believing that the God who created him somehow owed him something.  And to punish God, he disavowed him, like a small child might rebel against a parent who refused to buy him a toy.

 

I recognized that God had finally come for me, and I let him walk me home, with tears of repentance streaming down my cheeks. 

 

As I read the Bible and fellowshipped with Christians, I saw the aspect of this situation I had missed before:

 

I looked back on the 60s when all the devastating cultural change had started and realized who was to blame.

 

It was me.

 

I was every bit as much to blame as any of the feminists, corrupt judges, lawyers and indifferent legislators who had allowed us fathers to be stripped of our rights. I was to blame much as Saul of Tarsus had been to blame for the martyr’s death of Stephen. I had stood by and done nothing.

 

You see, back in the 60s, I—we men—had welcomed Wade versus Roe as much as women did, maybe more.  That decision, along with the pill, opened new vistas of hedonistic gratification.  The fact that it might cost us our national soul mattered not a bit.
 
We had traded something infinitely precious for something utterly worthless.

As strange as it might seem to an unbeliever, by giving up, I found the struggle suddenly becoming significantly easier and more manageable.

 

Before, I had been trying to fight almost alone, along with a ragtag army of other clueless disgruntled fathers.  Some, like Farrell, were brilliant and capable of besting the radical feminists in debates.  Yet nothing changed.  We should have known that. Debate never changes leftists because they are of their father the Devil, so truth is not their game. That’s why they invented post-modernism. Besides, more to the point, both sides were mired knee-deep in the moral lowlands.

 

And it was men like me who had sold their birthright, so to speak, turning the playing field over to evil.  We were tools in the hands of the Prince of darkness. So the question was not: how could God do this to me? It was: how could God stand by and watch us walk away victorious when we ourselves were perpetrators?

 

But now I was no longer focused on winning. I gave myself, including my infernal Gordian knot of a life, over to Jesus Christ.

 

What I now saw through spiritual eyes can best be explained by an analogy:

Suppose you had a wound in your wrist and were losing blood fast.


You could try treating the wrist, applying compresses.

 

But that wouldn’t stop the bleeding, would it?  To do that, you would need to apply pressure higher up the arm, over the main artery.

 

I—along with the rest of the men’s movement—had been operating on a local level, treating symptoms when in fact the problem was systemic.

 

The body, that is, our nation, was dying, but we were obsessed with only a small part of it, namely, our wretched rights.  Even though we activists constantly stressed children’s need for fathers and claimed to be fighting for them, at bottom, we knew it was about us. That’s why our cause was doomed.

 

The solution had to be sought on a higher level, and that level was not physical.

It was spiritual.

 

Ignoring the spiritual side of spiritual warfare is like ignoring the nuclear side of nuclear warfare, only the damage is more permanent, eternal to be exact.

 

Wounded disgruntled fathers continue to call me and discuss their issues.  And I give them as much time as they need to unload and also advise them as best I can.  I understand how close to suicide many of them are.  But I generally wind up telling them what I’ve just told you, about the spiritual side, about how we men had lost our way by siding with the Left and looking to a godless system to save us, and how we desperately need to restore our souls before we could hope to win the war.

 

At that point, I generally lose their attention, I am sorry to say.  It’s not that they are being rude or deliberately ignoring me. It is more as if they no longer understood plain English.

 

But that’s to be expected.  America has been taught by clever word-twisting charlatans to believe that good is evil and evil is good, and that there is no such thing as truth.  Abortion and free love are inalienable rights.  What part of that didn’t I understand?


But men are like logs.  If a wedge is applied, for example, in the bark across the grain rather than with the grain, the wood will not break, but if it is applied at the cut end so that it enters a plane of separation, even a child can split the log.  I believe that at some point in our lives, God sets the wedge, putting each one of us in our splitting position. He needs us broken, devoid of any and all vestiges of pride and self.

Some of us are full of knots. We refuse to split no matter where the wedge is placed.

But most have a tender spot that will yield to a little pressure.  At some point, divorce court puts most men in that splitting position.

 

It is vital to recognize that and to act in timely fashion, taking advantage of a golden opportunity to achieve salvation.

 

Many divorced fathers are hurting this Father’s Day season.  Some have been denied all access to their children while being assessed a confiscatory amount of “child” support (actually a mother subsidy, as Farrell correctly notes).  Some are in jail, unable to pay.  Many are wondering which way to turn, now that they’ve lost their life savings and their families.

 

They’re lonely.  Their kids are suffering thanks to a heartless system.


But how many of us have considered this?:

 

God knows from personal experience what it is to be alienated from his Son and watch him suffer, apparently as a result of a corrupt judiciary.  Yet He knows all the suffering was actually a result of sin. Not his Son’s, but ours. But the suffering had a purpose: your salvation.

 

Look at the remarkable symmetry:

 

Here we are, all of us, God separated from his only begotten Son, and we broken men standing apart from both Them and our own children, with a broken Jewish and Roman judiciary in the first century, and a broken American judiciary in the 21st serving as a foil, the apparent, or material cause, but with our sin as the spiritual, or real, cause of all this separation—our separation from God and His son and our children’s separation from us. And on top of that, we are even the reason the judiciary is broken! Doesn’t the perfect beauty of this tragedy stir your heart, Dear Friend? Now can you stop blaming God and others?

 

All God wants is for each hurting father to turn away from sin and accept his son’s blood as propitiation.

 

The clever charlatans of the Left, the same group that disenfranchised fathers by promoting radical feminism, have told you that obedience and belief are dangerous to mankind.  They trotted out the tired analogy with Nazism umpteen times.

 

Don’t you fall for it, Dad.

 

Just this once, refocus all that energy you had been directing toward defeating the courts and legislature to the goal of defeating the Left’s pernicious myth that the leftist construct of civil rights can save you and that the problem can be fixed by the corrupt system that caused it in the first place.  In other words, focus on yourself this time.

You’ve tried disobedience and unbelief.  It didn’t work.


Now come to the only true Savior.

 

The Winning Formula:

 

First, at variance with the teachings of the fathers’ movement, acknowledge that fatherhood in itself is not sacred or worthy.

 

If you don’t belong to God, then there’s nothing sacred or worthy in you or in anything you do.

 

To make yourself worthy, suspend unbelief.  Ask God to forgive you of your sins in the name of His son Jesus.  Dig deep down into your heart for those hidden sins and enumerate them, pronouncing their names.  Anger, hatred, deceit, false pride, unclean lusts, whatever they may be.  You know what they are.  Ask Him to give you the strength to move forward and avoid repeating them.  If you slip and fall later, beg Him for forgiveness. He’ll forgive you again, and again. But keep your eyes on Him and keep getting back up to ultimately claim the moral high ground. Then ask God to give you love toward those who’ve tormented you—your ex, her lawyers, the judge, the feminists, the judgmental ladies at the child support enforcement agency, and so on.  Ask him to bless them! Ask Him with all the faith and love you can possibly muster up. This is absolutely crucial. Without love, you cannot win. With it, you can’t lose.
 
During the custody hearing, look at each of your former tormentors with love in your heart. Yes, this is not easy!  But it is so worth it! And you can do it by remembering their mortality, the everlasting punishment that awaits them if they fail to repent, and the fact that you now have something they need so desperately, namely, the salvation of your soul. Ask God to give you the words to say during your testimony.  Resolve to be truthful. Don’t lie or flatter anyone and don’t soft pedal to spare anyone’s feelings, but speak with love and tranquility (an aspirin may help). Therein lies true manliness. When your turn comes to testify, tell the court you are genuinely sorry for your role in all this mess and that, with God’s help, you intend to change. Tell the judge whatever he decides you will accept it as God’s will. Then do just that, no matter what.

 

“Wait a minute,” you say.  “I was framed.  She lied about me at every turn.  I am a good father.”

 

That’s your physical man speaking.  From God’s standpoint, you without God are not a good anything, although your real sin may not be what your ex accuses you of. 

Consider this:

If you’re in the fathers’ movement, you may have marched or demonstrated for fathers’ rights.

 

But now ask yourself:  When was the last time I joined a pro-life march?  Don’t I know that the taking of an innocent life is at least as great a sin in God’s eyes as stripping fathers of their parental rights? Nine out of ten fathers who ask themselves this question will have to admit that, from that standpoint, they really are not the heroic champions of justice they imagined themselves to be. Most never once seriously considered the suffering of the unborn brought on by the same heartless judiciary that alienates us from our children. Only through experiencing their own suffering can they now see the injustice. That is certainly not very heroic or worthy of praise. But acknowledging this shortcoming takes courage.

 

You see, God is looking at the overall picture, and we can’t even hope to fool him.  He knows the vast majority of fathers not only have done nothing to oppose the blatantly unconstitutional and cruel court decision that claims a million innocent lives annually, but we actually welcomed it as part of our sexual liberation. The clever charlatans have us convinced abortion is a right, and we hypocritically pretend we defend it for the “women’s” sake!

 

God saw the hypocrisy from the outset and in His infinite righteousness, turned our sordid sexual liberation into slavery.  And not because He hated us but because He grieves for us and wants us back. For many of us, this is the only way we can hope to find our way back.

 

Child support, mother custody and eviction notices without recourse to trial are fair wages for a men’s sexual liberation that came at the price of traditional family and children’s well-being. 

 

When you admit this to yourself, you will feel truly free, because you’ll no longer feel the need to convince people of your own innocence.  Most divorced or separated men expend an inordinate amount of effort proclaiming their innocence.  Once you see yourself as you are, you will be free of the obsession to vindicate yourself, and you can turn your attention to more important things, like serving God and helping others to find Him.  And therein lies true freedom.

 

If the disenfranchised fathers of this nation—or even the majority of them—humble themselves and turn from their wickedness, God will heal our land and our hearts.  That’s his promise (2 Chronicles 7:14).

 

I don’t pretend that you will immediately be let off the hook. You will most likely experience almost excruciating mental anguish at times. But you will be given the strength to endure it. And everyone around you will be astounded at the change in you, and will see Jesus in you as you walk with Him. And as a Christian, that is your job: to mirror Jesus in everything you do so that others will follow Him.

 

Perhaps you will be the next father to break as God applies his pressure to that wedge, bringing our sick nation a step closer to that promised healing.

 

Dad, God loves you as you love your children and is waiting for you with outstretched arms. He wants you home for Father’s Day. Will you go?

 

Donald Hank is a technical translator and staff writer for Laigle’s Forum. He is also the founder and President of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents (LYNCUP).

 

Contact the author: don@zoilandonsplace.com

  

Redeemed! 10 Ways to Get Out of the Gay Life, if You Want Out

Redeemed! 10 Ways to Get Out of the Gay Life, If You Want Out
by Charlene E. Cothran,
Venus Magazine Publisher

     Over the past 29 years of my life I have been an aggressive, creative and strategic supporter of gay and lesbian issues.  I’ve organized and participated in countless marches and various lobbying efforts in the fight for equal treatment of gay men and lesbians.  I have kept current on the issues and made financial contributions to those organizations doing work about which I was most passionate.

 

     As the publisher of a 13 year old periodical which targets Black gays and lesbians, I have had the opportunity to publicly address thousands, influencing closeted people to ‘come out’ and stand up for them selves, which is particularly difficult in the African-American community. 

  

     But now, I must come out of the closet again.  I have recently experienced the power of change that came over me once I completely surrendered to the teachings of Jesus Christ.  As a believer of the word of God, I fully accept and have always known that same-sex  relationships are not what God intended for us.

 

     I don’t expect that this message will be widely received,  quite the contrary.  But, I do know that there is someone, possibly reading this very article, who is tired and unhappy living this way.  Someone, in your heart of hearts, is searching for a way out, but you just can’t seem to break free on your own.  I am speaking to my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters who want real peace; the kind you’ve heard about, sung about, read about.   It is simpler than you think to acquire it and there is no condemnation once you’ve entered it.    

 

     Although I have lived as a lesbian for my entire adult life, it is without a doubt my soul’s purpose to use my gifts to LOVINGLY share the truth about how we got here: how we came to be gay or lesbian, how we came to enjoy our ‘lifestyle’ and how we came to believe that this was OK with God.  [Romans 1:21-28]

     Many argue that each individual should determine for themselves what God intends for him or her. This would indicate that we each have a separate set of biblical rules to live by.  This is untrue.  If you are ready for change and willing to open yourself to the truth, God’s love can bring your current belief system in line with His Word.  Jesus will cleanse and forgive all confessed sin from a willing heart.  Homosexuality is only one of them.  It is no greater sin than any of the others, but it is sin. 

 

     By now you’re asking, ‘Has she lost her mind? My answer is NO.  I didn’t lose it, I gave it away!  In fact, I traded it in for a new one!  [Romans 12:1-2]

 

ONE TUESDAY MORNING

 

I was minding my own business one fine New Jersey morning when I received a call from a local pastor, the Rev. Vanessia M. Livingston.  I had never spoken to her previously.  She was calling to add a statement to an article about her gospel group in another paper we own called the Kitchen Table News

 

I don’t remember how we got on the subject of salvation but she could not have known how much I had been struggling with trying to reckon my spiritual upbringing with my lesbian lifestyle. 

 

     My stiff-necked resistance to the truth arose in me as she ministered.  I honestly figured that if I simply mentioned the ‘L’ word that she’d drop the phone, anoint it with oil and that would be the last I’d hear from her.  But that’s not what happened.  The pastor prophetically confirmed what I’ve known for years, ‘one day you will come out of the world and bring many gay and lesbian souls out with you.’  She asked if today was the day that I would choose but I said no.  I felt the power of conviction upon me as she spoke but I resisted and hardened my heart against the truth as I had done many times before.  I was not willing to hear her or give up my all to God, especially knowing that I had a confirmed speaking engagement scheduled the following week at the Schomberg Center during New York City Gay Pride. 

 

HAVE MERCY

 

As I blurted out that I was a proud card-carrying lesbian, the pastor reminded me that God’s mercy allowed me to survive my experiences as He developed my gifts, all as a part of His plan to lead others to Him, others who will not perhaps hear her or other ministers who have not LIVED this experience.

 

     She could not have had a clue about my encounters with the mercies of God.  Mercy had indeed covered me during those dark 1993 days when my good friend Venus Landin, for whom this magazine is named, was shot and killed.  I recalled how I went with her to her ex-lover’s home to recover her things, how the woman had built a fire using Venus’ precious journals as fuel, how she burned her clothes and how the flames and debris had fallen out of the fireplace’s box and were ablaze along the carpet.

 

      I remembered the look on the woman’s face and in her eyes.  I know in my heart that she had intended to murder Venus that night but she did not expect me to arrive with her.  There, I stood at the very gates of hell.  Given her state of mind, there was no reason for the woman not to have killed us both, then turn the gun on herself as she did Venus a week later.  When I received the call that they were both found dead, I knew instantly that mercy had covered me, but why?  

 

I YIELD

 

The spirit of God spoke directly into my soul and said you will choose this day who you will serve and if you make the wrong choice, I will allow you to drift so far away from me that you will never hear my voice again.

 

     I gave God my heart and soul in the parking lot of the mall, right there in my car.  A river of tears flowed as Jesus washed me and forgave me and redeemed me for His work.  I intend be just as ‘out’ about my transformation as I was about my lesbian life.  I have given every gift I have back to God, including VENUS Magazine.  The target audience will remain the same but the mission has been renewed.  Our new mission is to encourage, educate and assist those in the life who want change but can’t find a way out.  My brother, my sister, please follow me out of this.

 

1. Establish and accept for yourself that God’s Word is true AS-IS.  Do not allow gay theology to divorce the Old testament from the New or the written words of the Apostles from the spoken words of Jesus Christ.  This is a good trick, but its no longer working because God is preparing to bring millions of gays and lesbians back to His feet.  He has already chosen many of us for this specific purpose and He is waiting for YOU to accept His call.

 

2. Seek the truth within the scriptures about homosexuality and it will be revealed to you as you read and pray.  Know that we were NOT born this way.  This myth was fashioned by the gay establishment as a basis for changing laws in favor of gay rights.  Again it works for their purposes, but it is biblically UNTRUE.   There is no way that anyone, without an agenda, can come away from the bible with an endorsement by God of the gay lifestyle.  Gay theology starts with an agenda [‘Let’s make the bible say gay is O.K.’] in order to arrive at its conclusions, but it is a lie.

 

3. Do not resist God’s call on your life.  Get alone with God and let Him minister the truth directly to you. That conviction you feel is a gift to keep you near the cross.  If you keep resisting Him and hardening your heart, He will eventually stop calling you. You can then have a great time fulfilling all the fantasies of the flesh without feeling a thing, but what awaits you at the end of such a life? [Romans 2:28]

 

4. Know with certainty that you are loved by God exactly where you are and that your experiences are of great value for kingdom work.  I had BEEN tired, but the enemy kept my mind trapped for years by convincing me that I could not be of any real use to God having lived as an openly gay publisher, but that was a lie.

 

 5. Say Yes.  That’s really all it takes to accept the truth which is accepting Jesus Christ.  Pray this prayer of repentance with me now.  “Lord, I’m coming to you because I believe your Word and I need your help.  I can’t change myself, I’ve tried.  Please forgive me for every thing I’ve done that did not glorify you.  I believe that you ARE the Word, I believe that Jesus IS your son, I believe that He DIED for my sins, and BECAUSE I believe this, I AM NOW SAVED BY YOUR GRACE.  Thank you for saving me!  Amen.”

 

6. Make your salvation real.  Keeping the good news of your personal salvation a secret is another trick the enemy uses to buy time as he tries to pull you back to your former life.  We must believe with our hearts AND confess with our mouths. You don’t need to ‘out’ yourself but clobber the enemy by immediately sharing your testimony with SOMEONE about how the Lord has revealed the truth directly to you; about the level of joy and peace you now have which you could not reach without full repentance; about the welcomed change this brings in your life, and all the wonderful things He has done for you.  [Romans 10:9]

 

7. Experience paradise NOW!  Consult God first, then go ahead and live your life!  Welcome new friendships, start that new venture, expand your experiences, obtain nice things, just don’t put them before God.   Enjoy your life to a new degree, without the burden of sin AND with the confidence of ALL of God’s promises on your side!  It is totally possible to live for God in this present age and enjoy yourself immensely.  When I say live for God I mean totally ‘sold out’ for God.  But you cannot be ‘sold out’ for God and live a gay/lesbian lifestyle at the same time.   [Titus 2:11-12]   

   

     It’s possible to have a BETTER time than you did in the clubs, in the parks, BETTER than all those secret encounters with folks whose names you’ve long forgotten,  BETTER than your long-term relationship, BETTER than all your priceless possessions, BETTER than money!  Most of us have experienced some of this AND WE WERE STILL MISERABLE.   But thanks to God’s mercy and saving grace we don’t have to wait years and years to get to heaven to experience paradise.  The earth is the Lord’s, the fullness thereof, the world, and they that dwell therein.   Enjoy God’s earth, now.  [Psalms 24:1]

 

8. Walk Carefully or ‘circumspectly’ as the scriptures describe.  This is about being careful to keep your spirit clean and fresh.  Prayer, along with reading and hearing the Word AND seeking ways to apply it to your daily life is the way to STAY saved and delivered from any sinful habit. 

 

     Isn’t it interesting that we sometimes give our garments of clothing more care than we give our very souls.  When we put on an outfit, we’re so careful not to lean against anything that might soil it.  We protect it while we’re eating so as not to get a spot on it.  We sit in such a way to prevent it from wrinkling.  Treat your soul’s salvation with at least this much care.  [Ephesians 5:15-16]

 

9. Have fellowship with believers.    We know that the church has largely failed gays and lesbians by not being a welcoming place for those who have sought spiritual change.  The invitation to ‘come as you are’ seems to be extended to everyone but us.  However God has people everywhere who are open, real and willing to walk out with you.  Ask the Lord to lead you to a loving, caring, bible-believing fellowship where you can be nurtured, be blessed, grow AND be a blessing.  [Hebrews 10:25] 

 

10. Stay in touch.  We’d love to hear from you!  If this article has helped you, please let us know.  Also, if you’d like to share YOUR testimony with VENUS readers, email us at editor@venusmagazine.org or write VENUS, P. O. Box 4167, Hamilton, NJ 08610.  Include your day and evening number.

 

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Parental Rights Activist David Parker’s Son Surrounded an Beaten up at School on Anniversary of Same-Sex “Marriage” in MA

Parental Rights Activist David Parker’s Son Surrounded and Beaten-up at School on Anniversary of Same-Sex “Marriage” in Massachusetts

 

 

June 14, 2006

CONTACT:
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Brian Camenker
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School acknowledges that attack by group of kids was “planned and premeditated”

Caps year-long public campaign of anti-Parker hate by activists in town

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS/JUNE 14, 2006/ MassResistance has learned that on May 17 – the two-year anniversary of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts – David Parker’s first-grade son, Jacob, was dragged and beaten at the Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington during recess, receiving multiple blows to the chest, stomach, and genital area.

Last year David Parker was arrested and made national news over the school’s refusal to notify him when adults discuss homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, then in kindergarten. The school system has continued to refuse to notify any parents. On April 27, 2006, Parker, his wife, and another family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the school system.

During the recess period, a group of 8-10 kids suddenly surrounded Jacob and grabbed him. He was taken around the corner of the school building out of sight of the patrolling aides, with the taunting and encouragement of other kids. Jacob was then positioned against the wall for what appeared to be a well planned and coordinated assault. Many children stood, watched silently, and did nothing as the beating commenced.

The group of kids surrounded Jacob and he was beaten and punched. Then, as he fell to the ground, another child was heard saying to the group of children, “Now you all can finish him off,” and as he was down on his hands and knees, the beating continued on his back. Then, fortunately, one little girl ran to contact the oblivious playground aides to stop it.

Four of the attackers were from Jacob’s first-grade class; the others were from other classes at Estabrook.

The teachers’ aide apparently determined that since she could not see external bleeding, and since Jacob apparently was not hit in the face, she did not send him to she school nurse. The Parkers were notified by the first-grade teacher within an hour of the incident.

School authorities told the Parkers that from their investigation they have determined that the beating was indeed planned and premeditated.

Safe schools? Tolerance? Diversity?

There can be no question that this beating has little to do with children. It was fueled and incited by adults (and, yes, school officials) in the town of Lexington. And it reflects the culture of extreme intolerance against anyone with traditional beliefs, and the willingness of adults to bring children into adult issues.

  • It cannot be accidental that this happened on May 17 – the two-year anniversary of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts – a day when emotions were particularly high among certain activists.
     
  • None of the kids involved were suspended from school. Instead, from what we are told, a “diversity” training session of sorts was held in the first-grade class. What if it had been a “gay” child who had been beaten, or even taunted? Across Massachusetts children are routinely suspended from school for even using the term “gay” in a less than positive fashion.
     
  • The Estabrook Elementary School library has continuously displayed two particular issues of the local Lexington Minuteman newspaper which depict David Parker in big articles on the front page on a prominent table where kids often go. Those two issues were still displayed after this latest incident. [See MassResistance picture.]
     
  • Estabrook Elementary School is proud of its long-time involvement in various “Safe School” programs that make the schools “safe” for homosexuality but dangerous for anyone with a different viewpoint. The current rage there is the “Open Circle” program, which has ties to GLSEN.
     
  • A group of adults in Lexington maintain and regularly update an angry anti-Parker website, www.LexingtonCares.org. In addition to angry anti-Parker diatribes, they meticulously catalog all anti-Parker letters to the editor, newspaper articles, etc. They also organize anti-Parker rallies and demonstrations, and go on TV and radio bashing Parker. The group is led by well-known lesbian activist Meg Soens, who was involved in the infamous GLSEN “Fistgate” conference in 2000. (Soens also runs a second pro-homosexual Lexington website, www.RespectingDifferences.org. )
     
  • Adults in Lexington have conducted a nasty and hateful anti-Parker letter-writing campaign in the local newspaper, the Lexington Minuteman, that has lasted for well over a year.
     
  • The “Lexington Cares” group, and others, have recruited young children to participate in angry anti-David Parker public demonstrations. [See pictures below.]

Statement by David Parker:

“We understand that skirmishes happen on the playground. What concerns us greatly is the premeditated, well planned and coordinated nature of the assault.

“We are aware that the school administration sent notices home with all the young children concerning the Parker arrest, the “King and King” incident and the federal lawsuit. In addition, the school administration prominently displays the front-page Minuteman biased headlines of such incidents in the elementary school library for the children to see, read, and discuss. We also know that activist lesbian mothers and vehement anti-David Parker parents are spewing hateful, inflaming rhetoric to their young children. What kind of atmosphere are they creating? Are their children acting out their parents’ hate? Was this attack part of the “group think” that the pro-homosexual crowd espouses?

“Isn’t the school supposed to be addressing safety and preventing bullying and violence? Or are such programs only focused on children with homosexual parents? You can be certain that if this happened to a child with homosexual parents more would be made of this and that “lessons” teaching tolerance and diversity of homosexual behavior normalization would be forced upon the young children.”

Just waiting to happen.

This outrageous incident should not come as a surprise to anyone. The hatred and vituperative nature of the homosexual activists and their allies, both in the schools and in the community, toward anyone who does not agree with their agenda has been well documented. This also clearly demonstrates the complete ineffectiveness and moral bankruptcy of the so-called “safe schools” programs, which cause far more problems than they solve. Unless things are forced to change, more innocent children will be at risk.

Calculated to incite? In this picture, taken June 2, 2006, in the Estabrook Elementary School library, these two back issues of the Lexington Minuteman are prominently placed on a table for children to look at.  The top newspaper has the headline “Curriculum controversy – Parents upset with ‘King & King’ and a color picture of the cover of the book. It also has the headline “Standing in Silent Support” and a big picture of students and adults supporting the pro-homosexual event “Day of Silence” in Lexington.  The bottom newspaper features the headline “Parents file federal suit” about David Parker and other Estabrook parents filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Estabrook school officials, and others.

 

 

Children holding signs at anti-David Parker demonstration, September 2005. The kids’ signs have particularly insidious messages: “Support ALL Our Children, Families, Schools” and “Anyone Can Go to School.”  Note that these imply that David Parker does not support all children, and that he believes that not everyone can go to school. This is the angry mindset these people have, and they’re transmitting it to young children.

 

 

Entire families in Lexington holding signs at anti-David Parker rally, September 2005.  (This, and the picture above, was at a counter-demonstration called to coincide with an announced event supporting David Parker on the Lexington Battle Green.

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION TURNS ITS BACK ON MEN

 

Legal Services Corporation Turns its Back on Men

by Carey Roberts

 

Chances are you don’t pay much attention to the Legal Services Corporation, a hold-over from the glory days of the Great Society. This bureaucracy ekes by on $335 million in federal money – chump change by Washington standards.

 

The LSC was created for a good purpose: to provide legal services so poor Americans could have their day in court. But while taxpayers and lawmakers looked the other way, the Legal Services Corporation has fallen under the sway of a radical gender ideology.

 

The Journal of Family Psychology recently published a study that revealed wives and girlfriends are more likely to engage in domestic violence than their male partners. According to researcher Renee McDonald, 18.2% of the couples had experienced female-on-male violence, while male-on-female aggression was found in only 13.7% of partners.

 

This is not news. For the last 30 years, researchers have proven time and time again that women were at least as likely as men to commit acts of family violence. [www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm]

 

But to radical feminists, ideology always trumps the facts. This has real-world consequences.

 

When the Legal Services Corporation was created in 1974, the idea was to help poor people deal with absentee landlords and faceless welfare bureaucracies. But along came welfare reform in 1996, and the LSC suddenly found many of its clients were no longer in need of its services. Time for Plan B.

 

Plan B was to implement the radical feminist agenda. That agenda says domestic violence is the tool that brutish patriarchs wield to keep women in their place.

 

So at the LSC, the most common type of cases became family issues, “many of which involve securing protective order to keep spouses and children safe from domestic violence,” according to the LSC’s latest Annual Report. [www.lsc.gov/about/annualreport.php]

 

Drill down and the full truth emerges. Legal Service attorneys have “Represented battered women seeking orders of protection, child support enforcement, and divorces from abusive spouses,” according to the LSC’s Press Kit.

 

What about battered men seeking orders of protection?

 

The LSC website reveals many examples of taxpayer money being used to represent women claiming to be victims of abuse – but not a single example of its funds going to help abused men.

 

For example, Legal Services funds were used to establish a policy with the Texas Public Utility Commission so “when women meet with legal aid attorneys for protective orders, those same attorneys can also provide practical help in securing affordable shelter.”

 

That news appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of Equal Justice Magazine. Apparently its editors were oblivious to the irony of male victims of domestic violence being denied equal justice. [http://ejm.lsc.gov/EJMIssue10/brief_T38_R5.php]

 

The Legal Services Corporation website highlights the story of “Debra” in Minnesota, who claimed to be falsely accused of child abuse by her ex-husband. LSC attorneys succeeded in dismissing the protection order and returning the children to her custody. [www.lsc.gov/about/clientstories.php#mn]

 

Apparently poor men are never subjected to false allegations of abuse, or at least are unworthy of receiving free legal services.

 

One of the LSC’s grant recipients is MidPenn Legal Services in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The firm’s latest annual report tells of Deborah Lucas who secured a protective order and won custody of her child. The report makes no mention of abused men being helped by MidPenn. [www.midpenn.org/DL/MidPenn_04_AnnualRpt.pdf]

 

Earlier this month, several Pennsylvania judges revealed that MidPenn and other local law firms are scripting the statements that women make to the courts to request restraining orders. This revelation was made to associates of the North Carolina-based True Equality Network. The judges expressed concern over the reluctance of local D.A.s to prosecute false claims of abuse, according to True Equality president Terri Lynn Tersak.

 

Pennsylvania’s sweeping domestic violence law includes, “Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person, including following the person, without proper authority, under circumstances which place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury.”

 

So a father who makes any effort to see his children could be accused of placing the mother in “fear,” thus putting the man at risk of being thrown in jail. As a result, caring, decent fathers have simply been cut off from seeing their own children.

 

Back in Washington DC, the future of the Legal Services Corporation looks bright, its financial health now secure.

 

Because the Violence Against Women Act, recently re-enacted by president Bush, now allows the LSC to provide services to all women who claim to be domestic violence victims, regardless of their immigration status. [www.lsc.gov/pdfs/progltr06-2.pdf]

 

All aboard the domestic violence gravy train.

 

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Carey Roberts is a Staff Writer for The New Media Alliance. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.

 

Columns by this author can be read regularly on TheRealityCheck.org.