Silence of the Lambs

A CLEVER LGBT PROPAGANDA EFFORT
IS INVADING THE NATION’S SCHOOLS

The Gender Left seems to have taken to its heart the old admonition that…

Children should be seen and not heard.

Silence-Rainbow FlagIn case all you parents of school-age children haven’t heard, this Friday is to be the Day of Silence in our nation’s public schools — as proclaimed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Writing on Breitbart News, Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, explains…

“On the Day of Silence, GLSEN encourages students to go to school and remain silent all day. Their website says the day seeks to ‘call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.’”

Good luck with keeping kids silent. If GLSEN has figured out how to do it, I’m sure the nation’s teachers would be eager for the group to share its secret.

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Back Home Again in Indiana

BACKLASH OVER THE SHOTS AT INDIANA
SUGGESTS A CHANGE IN PUBLIC ATTITUDE

Indiana Song SheetIndiana has really been taking a beating.

But Hoosiers can thank God for bringing the Final Four to Indianapolis just as a storm was breaking over the “crossroads of America.” Only our national sports mania would have been sufficient to disrupt the tidal wave of hypocrisy building since passage of the infamous Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

With all the fuss and bluster, you’d think Indiana’s new law restricted LGBTs from shopping outside of San Francisco or Greenwich Village.

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Why that Contentious Law?

COMPELLING A VIOLATION OF CONSCIENCE
DOES NOT ADVANCE ANYONE’S RIGHTS

Indiana FlagIn all the hoo-hah about Indiana’s newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the one aspect of the situation which has not really been addressed is why religious people feel in need of conscience protections.

Now, if you’re pathologically fixated on the idea that anyone who objects to same-sex marriage has to be a knuckle-dragging-Neanderthal-bigot-and-that’s-the-whole-story, just click over to Salon or Mother Jones and have a nice day.

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The Flag of Controversy

THE NATION’S BANNER IS A SYMBOL
THAT EVOKES STRONG FEELINGS

Our nation’s flag — the “Stars and Stripes,” “Old Glory,” “Star Spangled Banner”: call it what you will — has been associated with controversy for at least as long as I can remember. I’m old enough to recall the raised eyebrows that greeted insertion of the phrase, “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance back in the early 1950s.

Flag BabyDuring the next decade, flag burning as a means of protesting the Vietnam War was extremely contentious. So much so that it prompted revival of long-ignored state anti-desecration laws passed in the 1800s along with enactment of a federal statute making it a crime to “knowingly cast contempt upon any flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it.”

A 1989 Supreme Court decision struck down those anti-desecration laws in the name of free political expression. But by then it had become commonplace to integrate stars-and-stripes imagery into clothing — often in the most immodest ways — and render the flag in other less-than-respectful applications (an unfortunate trend that continues).

Anti-U.S. demonstrations overseas always include the requisite burning of an American flag or some (often primitive) representation of it. And flying the flag upside down, a nautical signal for distress, is done frequently as a sign of protest or rejection.

Disrespect for the flag was in the news again recently.

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