Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First-Grader Sent to Office for 'Misgendering' Fellow Student
A first-grader at a California charter school was sent to the principal’s office this week after she accidentally “misgendered” a classmate in what’s being called a “pronoun mishap.”

The incident occurred at Rocklin Academy, a school roiled by controversy after a kindergarten teacher led an in-class discussion on transgenderism that included a “gender reveal” for a little boy who was transitioning to a little girl.

Parents were furious because they were not informed in advance and were not given the chance to opt their five-year-olds from the classroom transgender activity. However, school leaders informed moms and dads they were not allowed to opt-out, and the state did not require them to notify parents.

The latest incident occurred during the first week of school when a first-grader came across a classmate on the playground. She called the student by his given name — apparently unaware that the boy now identified as a girl.

“This innocent little first-grader sees a classmate, calls him by the name she knew him last year and the boy reports it to a teacher,” Capitol Resource Institute’s Karen England told me. “The little girl gets in trouble on the playground and then gets called out of class to the principal’s office.”

England said the first-grader was investigated by the principal to determine whether or not she had bullied the transgender child by calling him by his original name. After about an hour it was determined the little girl made an honest mistake and she was not punished or reprimanded.

But she was terribly traumatized by the incident, England said.  “The daughter came home from school upset and crying, saying, ‘Mommy, I got in trouble at school today,’” England told me.

The little girl’s mother, who asked not to be identified, immediately contacted the school to find out what had happened.

“She was told that whenever there is a pronoun mishap with this biological boy who now claims to be a girl, the school must investigate,” England said.

Capitol Resource Institute provided me with a letter the mother wrote expressing her extreme concern over how the situation was handled.

“I stressed over and over with the principal that I am all for protecting the rights of [the transgender child], but my children have rights as well,” the parent wrote. “It makes me sad that my daughter felt like she was punished for trying to be kind to the kid.”

England said Alliance Defending Freedom, a nationally known religious liberty law firm, is currently investigating the playground incident as well as the classroom lesson on gender identity.

“Our focus is on ensuring that every student’s privacy is protected and that parental rights, including the right to be notified that before children are exposed to gender identity teaching, are respected by the school officials,” an ADF spokesman told me.

What’s happening at Rocklin Academy is an example of how schools have become indoctrination grounds for the LGBT agenda.

And the only way to stop the indoctrination is for moms and dads to take a stand. It may be unpleasant and it may be uncomfortable, but we’ve got to stand up to these activist bullies.


Lack of Leadership Has Crippled Our Universities

Our university leaders and faculty need to grow a spine. Our times demand it. We have too many learned cowards lining once-hallowed halls of learning. Fewer and fewer voices have the courage to stand and speak the truth and simply say “I disagree.”

Those who dare to do so are ignored or silenced by the “tolerant” who deem the rare voice of dissent as intolerable.

A professor at Wake Forest University admitted:

The problem is that whenever you are on the liberal left, to some degree, you don’t really see conservative ideas as even valid or worth the time and effort to allow because you have a sense that you know more and you know better. This arrogance creates an ‘ideological vacuum.’ In this vacuum, professors do not acknowledge counter-arguments on issues or challenge their own assumptions.

Vapid leadership allows this ignorance to be the norm. A vacuum will be filled by something. In today’s culture, it’s being filled by snowflake insanity, and our culture is paying a high price.

College and university presidents, board members, and faculty have let this travesty occur. Our schools are permeated with anti-Christian and nonsensical, dare I say suicidal, ideas.

Even worse, Judeo-Christian words have been stolen. Love, freedom, equality, justice, truth, and compassion are all changing before our very eyes.

Too many academic leaders stand idly by, content to drink the Kool-Aid of false compassion. We have bought the lie that confrontation and compassion are antithetical rather than complimentary. It’s nonsense.

Discipline and love are complementary, not antithetical. Our unwillingness to help students by confronting and disciplining them reveals our lack of love for them.

We don’t coddle because we care about students. We coddle because we don’t care enough to bother. We care more about our own feelings of comfort or desire to be popular than their growth and readiness for the challenges of real life.

Confrontation is not synonymous with hate. Any decent parents know if we love our kids, we’ll confront them. Failing to confront will result in them compromising body, mind, and soul.

But, today we have parents who don’t know how to rear or confront their children properly. We have professors who don’t know how to confront their students with good ideas and challenge their bad ideas.

We have college presidents who get caught like deer in the headlights when there’s a cultural conflict. They don’t want to call a spade a spade because they’re afraid of being labeled a hater.

Search online for university presidents who will take a stand for truth, and you’ll find a very short list of those willing to stand tall in the face of the snowflake rebellion.

Sadly, even evangelical Christians, who are supposed to be the ones proclaiming the truth, either stand by and do nothing or actively attack those with the courage to stand.

Their criticism simply proved my point. Their solution was to criticize me for being too critical; to confront me for being too confrontational; to write a blog about tolerance while calling my blog intolerable.

They seemed to think the best rebuttal to my public critique was to write their own public critique rebutting public critiques. They seemed only too ready to argue that comfort is more important than repentance and support is more important than challenge.

Their solution was and is to coddle and enable more—to confront and challenge less.  I hardly even need to respond. Any schoolboy can see the self-refuting nature of their argument.

While much of the secular world recognizes the lunacy of safe spaces, the church condemns those who love young people enough to speak the truth and confront them. Sad. Shameful.

As you watch the snowflake rebellion play out on campuses across the nation, ask yourself this: Have university presidents indeed become essentially irrelevant? Do you see strength or weakness in their leadership?

Do they show any evidence that they have the convictions to stand in the face of this nonsense, or does your gut tell you that they are simply more concerned with keeping their job?

Or even worse, do they seem to actually believe that giving Play-Doh, bubbles, and coloring books to a bunch of 20-year-olds who don’t like the results of an election is a good idea?


Professors bully a conservastive

[Turning Point USA operates a website called Professor Watchlist in order to "expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."]

Professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) protested a tabling event put on by the campus Turning Point USA chapter. Things got so intense that it caused a chapter member to get campus police involved.

Kaitlyn Mullen, a campus coordinator and member of the UNL chapter of Turning Point USA was just standing alone at a recruitment table minding her own business. Soon, a small group of protesters came marching in with signs likening TPUSA–an organization that prides itself on supporting free markets and limited government–as a neo-fascist organization.

Luckily, Mullen caught glimpses of the protest on camera.  What Happened?

“A woman walked past me and screamed ‘fascist’ and I didn’t think anything of it,” Mullen told Turning Point News. “And about 20 minutes later another woman came up and started screaming a little bit.”

Mullen explained that the protestors were screaming in rage about TPUSA’s proprietary “Professor WatchList” while also calling the organization’s founder, Charlie Kirk, a slew of derogatory terms, including “neo-fascist.” But, Mullen said that there were only 4 to 5 protesters that she recalls. Regardless, the incident only got worse.

Unexpectedly, Mullen found herself being the target of the very professors she thought taught students to think critically and engage in debate. She was also surprised that the academic elite of the university sought out to intentionally bully her and bring her to tears.

“I didn’t want to pack up because I didn’t want them to win, so I kept on tabling,” Mullen recollected. “People would come up and they would say to them ‘oh, you are joining this neo-Nazi and stuff?’ So, it got to the point that they were right in my face so I started crying.” A bystander came to her aid and asked the protesting professors to stop bullying her.

Mullen, having enough, reached her limits and packed up her recruitment materials and left. As she was walking away, the campus police department met up with her, got her information, and even escorted her back to her apartment. Reportedly, the police were called for the professors being too loud.

The Professors

After Turning Point News observed the video of the incident provided to us by Mullen, we were able to identify two of the professors.

The name of the first professor who protested the TPUSA recruitment event is named Amanda Gailey, an associate professor in the UNL Department of English. Gailey has made headlines before through her advocacy for gun control. The Blaze reports that in January of 2016, Gailey went on a social media rant using statements like “Fuck Police Officers” or “Fuck the NRA” and, one week after, was invited to meet President Barack Obama.

The other protester is graduate teaching assistant Courtney Lawton, of whom is a member of the English Department also. Lawton is the was photographed by Mullen flipping the camera off

Turning Point USA has released a statement following the event:

The harassment of conservative students by university faculty that occurred today at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is sickening” said Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk. “Everyday I hear stories about professors who attack and target conservatives and unfortunately this is yet another example of the radicalization of America’s higher education system”


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