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Some Teachers Advising Parents That Gender Neutral Terms Will Be Used in Class (September 21, 2017) reports that:

The influential Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., is warning parents of “brazen” indoctrination plans being pursued by
teachers, even in elementary schools.

The latest instance, FRC explains, is in Florida, where a fifth-grade teacher sent home a note to parents mandating that students use
only politically correct pronouns in class.

“One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my
pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.”

Another example comes from Tennessee:

The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported math and science teacher Chloe Bressack gave the instructions to students and
parents with the full support of Paul Lambert, the principal at Canopy Oaks.

“We support her preference in how she’s addressed, we certainly do. I think a lot of times it might be decided that there is an
agenda there, because of her preference - I can tell you her only agenda is teaching math and science at the greatest level she
can,” Lambert said.

Family Research Council is advocating parents run for school boards and control the invasion of perversion in the school systems:

FRC asked: “How can a person teach science at the ‘greatest level’ if she doesn’t understand basic biology? Or the English
language? Apart from being outrageous, the plural pronouns ‘they, them, and theirs’ are incorrect for addressing a single child.
When pressed, Lambert did admit to reporters that the school had fielded a lot of calls from concerned parents who object to the
reeducation of their kids. But even Superintendent Rocky Hanna refuses to intervene…

…“It’s time for more moms and dads to run for seats on the school board, where they can take back control of our classrooms. As
my good friend, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., says, ‘We need to push back our vision as Christians to not just vote - but run for office
or recruit other Christians to run. We should be just as focused on filing day as we are Election Day!

Parents with students in public schools need to be vigilant every day. School choice in this country is needed, and alternatives to public
schools should be made affordable by vouchers.

Parents have a right to place their children in schools that do not undermine the basic values of common decency.

First Mennonite Church Appoints Lesbian Minister (September 20, 2017) reports that:

A “church” in New Mexico has become the first in the Mennonite Church USA to appoint an open lesbian as “lead pastor.”

Albuquerque Mennonite Church, which affirmed homosexual relationships a decade ago, made the announcement on Monday that
it had chosen Erica Lea as its new leader.

It remarked that Lea has a “strong call to connect with and serve people affected by current immigration policies and racial, social
and economic discrimination-as well as a call to provide a beacon and safe haven for the LGBTQ community.”

“We look forward to finding more ways of articulating and sharing an Anabaptist faith that can flourish in locally derived
expressions of Jesus’s call to discipleship, peacemaking and justice,” said search committee member Andrew Clouse. “We think
Erica is well-equipped to help us do this.”

She plans to “marry” her female fiance’ before assuming pastoral duties:

Lea plans to move to New Mexico to take the role at Albuquerque Mennonite Church after she “marries” her female partner in

“It’s like the Grand Canyon distance between becoming open and affirming and actually calling an LGBTQ pastor who is out,” she
told the outlet. “A lot of churches struggle to make that movement. … I want LGBTQ people and women to be celebrated and
encouraged in pastoral and ministry leadership roles.”

Lea believes the Holy Spirit is calling lesbians, homosexuals, and transgenders, to serve as church leaders:

“She also asserted to the Mennonite World Review that “it is quite possible that the Spirit might be calling them (homosexuals and
transgenders) to these types of roles.”

Lea is a graduate of Truett Seminary at Baylor University in Texas, and also has a background in ecofeminism, which “sees a
relationship between the serious environmental damage done to the earth and the repression of women.”

While Lea is the first openly lesbian “lead pastor” to be appointed by a Mennonite Church USA congregation, in 2014, the Mountain
States Conference approved the ministerial license of Theda Good, a Colorado woman who identifies as a lesbian, to serve as pastor
of nurture and fellowship at First Mennonite Church of Denver.

Those of us who view Mennonites as strict traditionalists find it hard to understand the acceptance of perversion among its ranks.

Twenty Eight Percent of Public School Teachers Miss 11 Days or More per Year

The article doesn’t include school violence or disruptive students, but it’s a fact that an ever growing number of teachers are absent from
class each year. (September 21, 2017) reports that:

Almost 30 percent of public school teachers are “chronically” skipping classes, according to a Wednesday study.

Over 28 percent of public school educators miss 11 or more schooldays each year, discovered a report from the Thomas B. Fordham
Institute, an education policy nonprofit think tank.

The study found that public school teachers are three times more likely than their charter school counterparts to take more than 10
days a year off school for personal or health-related reasons. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute also revealed the average teacher
takes eight days off per year. This figure is over twice as large as the three-and-a-half days missed by the average employee across
industries nationwide.

What is the article’s explanation for these absences?

Teachers employed by unionized charter schools were two times as likely as their peers to miss more than 10 days of school a year,
the report revealed.

“When in doubt, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one,” David Griffith, the author of the study, told The Daily Caller
News Foundation. “And the simplest explanation for the teacher chronic absenteeism gap between charter and traditional public
schools is that the latter are usually subject to collective bargaining agreements that are extremely generous when it comes to the
amount of sick and personal leave that teachers are guaranteed.”

Griffith referenced Hawaiian teachers, who receive 18 paid sick leave days out of their 180-day school year. The study says that
nearly four-fifths of Hawaiian teachers take advantage of at least 10 of these days.

“In general, the union response defends these sorts of provisions by arguing that teachers are more likely to get sick than workers in
other industries,” Griffith said to TheDCNF. He noted the statement likely bears some truth.

This means that students are missing out on an average of two weeks of education per year due to teacher absenteeism:

There’s a very direct link between teacher attendance and student achievement; so if teachers are missing more than two weeks of
school (which is how teacher chronic absenteeism is defined), then students are losing about two weeks of education. And that’s
incredibly damaging to their long-term prospects,” Griffith said.

If a poll were taken, and teachers were not afraid to answer the questions honestly, there is little doubt that a lack of school discipline,
student behavior, and violence on school property, play bigger roles than this poll is acknowledging.

The fact that school environment is not even mentioned in the poll discredits the assumed conclusion of its results.

Vatican Representative Condemns Trump’s Military Build-up at United Nations

Proving that the Vatican has lost common sense, the representative of the Pope took a pacifistic approach towards North Korea and
condemned President Trump’s military build-up. (September 21, 2017) reports that:

Speaking in New York at the 10th Conference for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Archbishop
Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, noted that the rising tensions over North Korea’s growing
nuclear program “are of special urgency,” while sharply criticizing President Trump’s handling of the situation.

“The international community must respond by seeking to revive negotiations,” Gallagher said. “The threat or use of military force
have no place in countering proliferation, and the threat or use of nuclear weapons in countering nuclear proliferation are

The Archbishop went on to say that building up a strong military-one or Mr. Trump’s stated priorities-is counterproductive and
hearkens back to a Cold War mentality.

“We must put behind us the nuclear threats, fear, military superiority, ideology, and unilateralism that drive proliferation and
modernization efforts and are so reminiscent of the logic of the Cold War,” Gallagher said, in evident reference to the American

The liberalism that has been coming from the current Pope is making conservative Catholics react. The idea that pacifism is the best
deterrent to military regimes is foolish.

“Peace through Strength” is, and always has been, the best way to promote peace.

The Pope is off his rocker!





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