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Three things you must know when dealing with the gender identity issue

Why is Obama’s executive action unconstitutional? Obama’s executive action unilaterally imposed an order to all federally funded schools and universities across the country, bypassing the Constitutionally mandated mechanism to create law—Congress. Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution provides that…

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“Gender identity” is meaningless to the law

The transgender debate is not about feelings. It is about fact. “Gender identity” is meaningless from a factual legal standpoint. As David French so eloquently wrote in a recent article, Obama’s edict to publicly funded institutions is patently unconstitutional. Obama…

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Gender and sex: Defining our terms

Much of the clash over transgender facilities accommodations has been in attempting to define (or redefine) the common understanding of “gender.” What does the term “gender” refer to? Is one’s gender, as LGBT supporters argue, different than one’s sex? As…

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LGBT keeps finding new “rights” in the law to abuse children

A few days ago, I wrote about how the Obama Administration was “aggressively engaged” in promoting sexual abuse of children as it threatened to cut off federal funds for highways, schools and housing to states like North Carolina if they…

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NBA threatens NC: Allow sexual abuse of women and children or else!

The LGBT agenda continues to make headlines–particularly the “T” (transgender) part–following the passage of laws in North Carolina that require people to use public restrooms based on the gender they were born with instead of the gender they think they…

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Obama “aggressively engaged” in promoting sexual abuse of children

In the aftermath of the North Carolina bathroom bill hubbub–a piece of legislation that denies the so-called right of sexually confused grown men to use the same bathroom as your six-year-old daughter–the cries of discrimination from the LGBT activists along…

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Colorado Supreme Court refuses to defend religious freedom

The constitutional protections provided in the First Amendment regarding our freedom of religion took another hit in Colorado as the state supreme court refused to intervene in a case where a Colorado baker is being forced by law to violate…

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MI schools promoting child abuse in the name of LGBT acceptance

The American College of Pediatricians recently issued a statement regarding the growing transgender movement and how it is affecting our children. Calling it, at best, a sign of “confused thinking” and not a “genetic marker of a [biological] disorder, the…

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Tuesday Miscellany; Mostly Free Market Edition

Some odds and ends that have been accumulating. This is an unusual piece of common sense, especially coming out of Britain, and he’s right. How good a deal for Britain is it that the president of China got a state visit and a nuclear power station and Prince William got the chance to go on Chinese […]

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Government LGBT report on “Conversion Therapy” targets Christians

A new report from the U.S. government calls for an end to what they are calling the “discredited practice” known as conversion therapy (CT) for homosexual, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths. The report released last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) comes just months after the Obama administration endorsed efforts to ban the practice. According to SAMHSA Special Expert on LGBT Affairs, Elliot Kennedy: “Conversion therapies or other efforts to change sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression are not effective, reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and are not appropriate mental health treatments.” The report advocates that these youngsters “be supported in their right to explore, define, and articulate their own identity,” because, according to Kennedy, variations in sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression are normal. The America Psychological Association (APA), which helped develop the report, lists increases in depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and poor self-esteem as consequences of CT. They further claim that these negative mental health effects may contribute to substance abuse and risky sexual behaviors by some youngsters. Wait a minute. Is the APA actually making the claim that encouraging youth to engage in deviant sexual behavior will actually prevent engaging in […]

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Denver City Council joins forces with the Gay Mafia

In their never-ending mission to destroy all who stand in the way of universal acceptance of their sexually-deviant lifestyle, we have received news that the Denver City Council has joined the Gay Mafia. According to a story in The Denver Post, a routine contract with Chick-fil-A was pending before the Denver City Council to operate one of its restaurants at Denver International Airport (DIA) when Councilman Paul Lopez stood in opposition to their application, calling it a “really, truly a moral issue on the city.” Robin Kniech—the council’s first openly homosexual member— who should be looking out for every citizen of Denver and not just the special interests of her fellow homosexuals, concurred with Lopez because she was worried about a local franchise generating “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.” And Councilman Jolon Clark said, “We can do better than this brand in Denver at out airport, in my estimation.” Despite repeated assurances from concessionaires to the City of Denver that they follow nondiscrimination laws—not to mention the fact that the City of Denver had no evidence that Chick-fil-A has ever discriminated against employees or customers—the Council put the situation on hold for two weeks. So, if there’s […]

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Kentucky man arrested for protecting his home from drone

A Kentucky man shot down a drone hovering over his daughter, who was sunbathing, and was then arrested after being charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only taking pictures of a friend’s house, but William Merideth says he had a good, sound reason to take the action he took: “He didn’t just fly over (my property). If he had been moving and just kept moving, that would have been one thing, but when he come directly over our heads, and just hovered there, I felt like I had the right.” “You know, when you’re in your own property, within a six-foot privacy fence, you have the expectation of privacy. We don’t know if he was looking t the girls. We don’t know if he was looking for something to steal. To me, it was the same as trespassing.” “I didn’t shoot across the road. I didn’t shoot across my neighbor’s fence. I shot directly into the air.” Mr. Merideth nailed it! The unknown, accompanied by the fact that the drone was intentionally and repeatedly being flown where it had no permission to fly, motivated him to defend […]

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BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

  The objectives of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are referred to as the “Aims of Scouting” and they are: moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. The Boy Scout oath states, in part, that a scout will do his duty to God and his country, to keep himself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Yet none of these words were found in a statement from the president of the BSA, Robert Gates, as he announced a new policy to embrace—pardon the pun—homosexuals as scout leaders: “For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us. Now it’s time to unite behind our shared belief in the extraordinary power of Scouting to be a force for good.” In today’s announcement, the blanket ban on homosexual scout leaders was lifted while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. According to Gates, lifting the ban was necessary to avoid being the target of lawsuits that the Scouts would likely lose, but with the exemption for religious reasons, Gates has actually created an environment where lawsuits are likely to increase. In fact, the BSA’s top leaders pledged to defend the […]

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NAACP taking attack on the South to the next level

When Nikki Haley, the RINO Republican governor of South Carolina, caved to demands by politically-correct extremists and their attempts to rewrite the history of the South and the Confederate flag, a promise was made that this would bring “unity” to a divided country. But alas, as is always the case when dealing with the PC-Left, nothing is over until they say it’s over. Instead of putting the fire out, her actions have helped to fuel the blaze as it spreads across the rest of the South. Richard Rose, the president of the Atlanta NAACP (or should that be NAAPC?), is calling for all Confederate symbols to be removed from all government-owned property and plans to pursue making those changes during the next legislative session; a demand that includes a call to sand blast a giant carving of three military heroes of the South memorialized at Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Park features the largest relief sculpture in the world, and features: Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederacy, General Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. And even though it is the most recognizable tribute to the Confederacy, Rose’s demand to remove flags and memorials extends to all state […]

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State Supreme Courts can reverse SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling

As I wrote a few days ago, recent actions by the federal government are chipping away at our constitutional rights. As serious as that threat has become, there are signs that people are waking up to those rights and how they can be used to stem the tide of tyranny. The Alabama Supreme Court has been petitioned to consider the damage done to the states and the U.S. Constitution by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that legalized same-sex marriage before it determines how the ruling will apply to Alabama. The Liberty Counsel filed a brief arguing that there is precedent in the United States for a state Supreme Court to reject a “U.S. Supreme Court mandate which is unlawful.” Alabama has been involved in the marriage fight ever since they defied a federal judge’s order to impose same-sex marriage, arguing that its own interpretation of the Constitution was just as valid. “There is existing precedent for a state’s highest court to reject an unlawful mandate from the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman, Mat Staver. “The hope of our constitutional Republic rests upon state officials and American citizens who will refuse to […]

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How should Christians react to same-sex marriage?

Since Obergefell v. Hodges concluded, we’ve seen a rampant uptick of opinions from Christians and those in support of same-sex “marriage.” Just Google “same-sex marriage opinions,” and you can browse through all 18 million hits. But something has been left out of the equation. Through all the defense and counter articles from each side, I haven’t really seen many Christian resources putting the burden back on the alphabet community. We should provide a strong shield from the Word of God, but there are some questions I’d like to ask the LGBT collection. First of all, if you truly believe in love, and really feel the decision to force states to license same-sex marriages is justifiable because of how you feel about someone, why can’t Christians follow the teachings by someone we love? Christians love Jesus, yet we are told by you that we can’t exercise that love outside of the church. And if we advocated that your keep your same-sex love in your house, we’d be called intolerant, while getting accused of forcing our morals on you. Secondly, if it’s only about love to you, then why do you need the government to recognize the relationship? For the tax benefits? […]

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The Confederate Flag and the death of the Constitution

As she led the ceremony removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol—the same flag she defended during her re-election in 2014—one time conservative and now a puppet of the politically correct, Governor Nikki Haley, proclaimed: “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state.” The flag was removed after being convicted without a trial as an accessory to the murder of nine parishioners by a crazy man. It has been sentenced to life in solitary confinement at the Confederate Relic room so as not to ever murder again. As you can probably tell, I’m not too impressed with this latest effort by liberal-elitists to rewrite history in the image of the politically correct Left at the expense of the Constitution. And I’m not alone in that assessment. Keven Jackson, a rising voice in the conservative movement and a man who is “sworn to set the record straight on the destruction by Democrats to the black community,” debated the issue on FOX News as he called out the Left […]

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Left-wing radicalism and the collapse of discussion

By: Alex Buchmann Our President’s tweet on SCOTUS’s recent soiling of state’s rights represents the Left’s ultimate feeling towards those who oppose their agenda. I’ll post the tweet for those of you who wisely avoid social media due to remarks like this: Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins — President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015 This tweet sent from the elected executive of a constitutional republic symbolizes yet another example of the radical collapse of discussion within our culture. Let me expound on the President’s micro-aggression a little further. For love to win, hate must lose. In the nation of oversimplification, this tweet trumps all. If you’re not for love, then naturally you must be for hate, or so the liberal narrative goes. In the ‘gay rights’ movement, which already over-politicize every issue through bullying and intimidation, there will be no arguments after this. Those opposing the court’s ruling must inevitably be part of the bigotry and hate crowd (Exclusive Tee-Shirts of which are available upon request. I’ve made some great designs!). The Left doesn’t want a second side to any […]

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Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling will end First Amendment

One of the goals of the Strident Conservative is to be a light exposing the darkness of the lying liars on the left as they spread their radical “transformation of America” agenda. Over the past year, many of the lies have been in the area of same-sex marriage and the intolerance of those who oppose the idea. Now, in light of the Supreme Court decision that “legalized” same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some of the concerns held by folks who support traditional marriage—a union between one man and one woman—are already being realized. While spreading the truth about the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage, I also challenged those who read my articles or hear me on the radio to take a stand for what’s right and make their voices heard. Thankfully, many of them have said yes! Unfortunately, there are also those who say that these new laws don’t affect them, so they don’t see the need to make a fuss. To those people, I offer this quote from the great Dr. Martin Luther King: According to several outspoken leaders who have been legally engaged with the issue, the redefinition of marriage by the Supreme Court has set up […]

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States rights, same-sex marriage, and the end of the road

For some reason, I made my way to PoliticsUSA.com the other day and I came across a headline that made me question whether or not people actually read. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state must remove its Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol because it violates the state Constitution. Article 2, section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution says, “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.” Now, states are free to decide these types of issues among themselves. However, those who oppose this truth always seem to point back to the establishment clause in the First Amendment of the Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Merely having a 10 Commandments statue on the capitol is not an establishment of religion, especially if it is privately funded. If Oklahoma had been arresting and throwing their citizens in jail because they didn’t believe in the 10 Commandments, […]

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