The Myth of Obama’s ‘Disappearance’

Obama is doing far more to shape the political landscape than is visible. In fact, for an ex-prez, he’s taking an unusually active role in politics, including helping radical protest groups fight Trump and his policies and devising a scheme to flip the GOP majority in the House and permanently turn red seats blue. From his sprawling DC office not far from the White House, where he oversees a full-time staff of 20, Obama has held regular meetings with Democratic lawmakers, as well as DNC chief Tom Perez, whom he personally helped install to run the Democratic Party. Obama has also met with his attorney general, Eric Holder, to craft a strategy to redraw congressional district maps in Democrats’ favor, according to Politico. Holder now runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama helped his old friend launch.
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Mona Charen Wanted to Be Called ‘Timmy’ as a Child, Thankful She Didn’t Grow Up in Today’s LGBT Culture

The conservative author, columnist and speech writer has spoken out about the dangers of modern feminism and the transgender identity push on children. At one point in her childhood, she wanted people to call her “Timmy.” But like most children in that situation, Charen eventually grew out of that phase in her life. “I obviously grew out of it,” Charen explained. “From what I can tell from looking at the literature, most children who say at some point during their childhood that they identify as the other sex grow out of it. They go through puberty and they grow out of it.” Charen fears that something as innocent as a young child wanting to be called another name in today’s LGBT-inclusive culture could lead parents to push their kids into pursuing an identity in the opposite sex and possibly push them down a road of irreversible gender treatment at an age when they are not mature enough to make such drastic life decisions. Statistics from the fifth edition of American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders indicate that the persistence of gender dysphoria in children does not often persist into adulthood.
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The Next Big Threat to Religious Freedom: The Supreme Court Will Have to Weigh In

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in matters of employment on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” The words “sexual orientation” are conspicuous by their absence. LGBT activists are seeking to have federal anti-discrimination laws amended to include sexual orientation and gender identity among the protected classes. Last year, the Seventh Circuit, in a breathtaking bit of linguistic and logical contortion, stretched the meaning of the word “sex” to include sexual orientation. More recently, the Second Circuit agreed while the Eleventh Circuit reached the opposite conclusion. Now we have a “conflict in the Circuits,” in which the meaning of Title VII depends on where you live. So eventually, the Supreme Court will have to settle the issue. Currently, 29 out of 50 states don’t have laws barring “discrimination” on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In these states, Christians don’t face the kind of difficult choices that Jack Phillips and Barronelle Stutzman did. If the Supreme Court agrees with the Seventh and Second Circuits, these twenty-nine states will have such a law imposed on them from above, just like those states that did not recognize same-sex marriage experienced with the Obergefell decision. Read more:

Separation of Church & State Doesn’t Apply to Islam: Muslim Prof Makes Students Take Shoes Off, Honor Allah

In addition to requiring that his students remove their shoes before entering his office, a Muslim professor in Connecticut is demanding that they say, “Bismillah” – which is Arabic for “in the name of Allah.” University of Connecticut Biology professor Felix Coe told non-Muslim students that it would “be a curse” to have them enter his office with dirty shoes. An individual recorded Coe on video late last year as he was uttering the demand. Constitutional Coalition CEO Donna Hearne contended that the professor needs to know this is simply not acceptable in America. “You cannot require that, and for him to require shoes [to] be taken off and all of the window dressings of a Muslim just because he wants it – because he feels that it’s his right to require that because that’s where he stands – that doesn’t happen in America,” Hearne insisted.
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Trump Nominates LGBT Activist and Former Log Cabin Republicans Head to Top State Dept. Post

A homosexual activist instrumental in the campaign to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is Donald Trump’s latest pick for a senior position at the U.S. State Department. The president announced the nomination of R. Clarke Cooper to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs. But the announcement left out a more controversial detail from Cooper’s resume: his two-year stint as president of Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), a pro-LGBT group dedicated to diluting and eventually eliminating the GOP’s traditional conservative stances on marriage, homosexuality, and transgender ideology. During Cooper’s 2010-2012 leadership of LCR, the group participated in a lawsuit challenging the military’s former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy against open homosexuality in the military. A similar controversy is ongoing today, as Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers is currently working its way through the courts. Cooper has launched personal attacks against conservative and Christian groups. Cooper attacked the Boy Scouts of America for excluding homosexual members in accordance with its Christian conception of being “morally straight” (a policy it has since abandoned). In another, he accused the National Organization for Marriage of allegedly “exploit[ing] racial divisions” because the group emphasized minority communities’ opposition to same-sex “marriage.” Read more:

A Rare Case of Abortionist Paying a Price for An Abortion Gone Wrong

Two years ago, Robert Rho performed an abortion on 30-year-old Jaime Morales who was 26 weeks pregnant. But something went terribly wrong. Troy Newman of Operation Rescue says Rho lacerated her cervix and uterine artery, and she suffered serious bleeding as a result. “[Morales] was bleeding internally so badly, he actually stitched her cervix together to keep the blood from coming out externally,” says Newman. “She was almost passing out and had to be propped up and sent out the door.” Morales then bled to death in the back seat of her sister’s car. Newman cautions that the case of Rho is not rare and the difference this time, he says, is the abortionist was caught.” They’re not trained. They’re shoddy. They’re snake oil salesmen,” Newman says of abortionists: “They have no real experience in surgery and if complications occur like this, they simply don’t know what to do.” The panicked abortionist, he adds, is often too scared to call 9-1-1. Rho has pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide has been sentenced to 15 months to four years for the crime.
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Massachusetts Approves Bill Banning Faith-Based Counseling for Children Struggling with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

Massachusetts Approves Bill Banning Faith-Based Counseling for Children Struggling with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction – The state House of Representatives passed House Bill 4014 by an overwhelming vote of 137 to 14. The bill follows a similar pattern in other states, where homosexual activists label such counseling “conversion therapy” and demonize it as dangerous and unhealthy for children. Defenders of the professional counseling maintain that children who have been sexually abused, guided by their concerned parents, should have the legal right to seek the professional help they want. “This is a disappointment but not a surprise given how powerful the LGBTQ lobby is on Beacon Hill,” responds Andrew Beckwith, president of Massachusetts Family Institute. “The good news,” he adds, “is that the section of the bill that labeled biblical counseling on issues of human sexuality as ‘child abuse’ was dropped at the last minute.” The bill, however, still prohibits therapists from counseling children and their families, and MFI is now working with Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defending Freedom to challenge the bill.
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