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California School Board OKs ‘Transgender’ Books for Kindergartners

After an impassioned debate Monday night, the charter school board that governs California’s Rocklin Academy concluded that it would affirm the district’s literature selection policy and allow “transgender” books like I Am Jazz to be read to kindergartners during story … Continue reading

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Yale Takes Terms ‘Man’ and ‘Men’ Out of Key Campus Grade Levels

Yale College officials have ruled out the use of the words “freshman” and “upperclassmen” in favor of the more gender-neutral terms “first-year” and “upper-level students.” The new terms appear on the school’s website, as well as in the Undergraduate Regulations … Continue reading

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After-School Satan Club Flops

An After-School Satan Club, which was started by the Satanic Temple in response to a Christian after-school program called Good News Clubs, isn’t fairing well. The atheist group behind the Satan Clubs approached nine school districts in 2016 that already … Continue reading

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Tennessee to Create Plan for SEL in Schools

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) announced this month that Tennessee and seven other states will collaborate to create and implement a plan to encourage social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL, in concept, is supposed to teach … Continue reading

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Study Shows the Financial Impact of Religion on Society

Those who think religious organizations in America don’t help the economy should consider the latest statistics from “The Socio-economic Contribution of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis,” a 2016 study by Brian J. Grim of Georgetown University and Melissa … Continue reading

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Current ‘Transgenders’ in the Military Can Re-Enlist for Now

This week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued interim rules governing “transgenders” in the military. These will remain in effect until Mattis and the Secretary of Homeland Security develop a plan to implement President Trump’s directive to ban them … Continue reading

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Michigan Couple Gets Temporary Injunction to Sell at Farmer’s Market

As a result of a temporary injunction that was issued last Friday, Steve and Bridget Tennes of Country Mill Farms in Charlotte, Mich., will be allowed to sell their produce at the East Lansing Farmer’s Market until their lawsuit challenging … Continue reading

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New Amendment Could Throw Wrench in Trump’s ‘Transgender’ Military Directive

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has until February 21 of next year to implement President Trump’s directive that prevents “transgenders” from serving in the U.S. military. Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) have filed an amendment … Continue reading

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Artificial Wombs Could Complicate the Legality of Abortion

With the invention of an artificial womb that successfully brought several premature sheep to viability (the ability to survive outside the womb) recently, the implications for human babies within the next five years has many abortion activists trembling. Unborn human … Continue reading

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FACT Files Brief With SCOTUS Supporting Christian Baker

FACT was proud to join with 32 other pro-family policy organizations in an amicus or “friend-of-the-court” brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the First Amendment rights of baker Jack Phillips. Phillips is challenging the lower court’s … Continue reading

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No ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ for One TN Elementary School

Aleta Ledendecker, president of the East Tennessee chapter of Freedom From Religion Foundation, recently wrote an email to the principal of Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on behalf of two disgruntled parents who were upset that one of … Continue reading

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National Science Foundation Funds Gender Identity Study for 4-Year-Olds

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $138,000 to the University of Washington for a two-year study of 250 children age 4-6, along with their parents, about gender identity. The study will look at what NSF considers early gender … Continue reading