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California Presents New Pro-LGBT History Curriculum

The California board of education approved 10 new inclusive history textbooks for grades K-8 as a way to promote the LGBT agenda in the classroom.

Renata Moreira, executive director of the pro-homosexual organization Our Family Coalition, told the Advocate, “LGBTQ students, and those with LGBTQ families, will finally be able to see themselves and our history accurately reflected in textbooks in California.”

But Focus on the Family’s Candi Cushman told LifeSiteNews, “It just seems kind of crazy to be promoting them based on their political or sexual identity. You wouldn’t want to leave people out based on that, but neither do you want to base the entire reason that they’re included in history on sexual identity. It should be based on their historical contributions.”

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TN Rep. Leads Charge to Impeach Trump

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis serving in the U.S. House, introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump along with Democrat Reps. Al Green of Texas, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, and Adriano Espaillat of New York.

Tweeted Cohen, “The train of injuries to our Constitution must be brought to an end.”

Trump is being accused of obstruction of justice, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary, and other offenses. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky also plan to join the initiative.

The impeachment effort is not backed by the Democrats as a whole; in fact, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said such a tactic should not be a priority but rather unifying the country.

In a Republican-controlled House, it is unlikely that this latest move will pass.

Reps. Cohen and Gutierrez are members of the House Judiciary Committee, which is the committee that would be tasked with hearing the charges initially.

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Parents Upset That UMC Preschool Will Teach Christian Principles

The Concord-St. Andrew’s Cooperative Nursery School in Bethesda, Md., had been operating as a non-religious institution for some 60 years and appealed largely to those without faith or those of another faith. But then, in a letter sent to parents in October, Rev. Susan Brown, who pastors the Concord-St. Andrew’s Church, said that “all classes will incorporate age-appropriate Christian lessons in their daily activities” beginning with the next school year.

According to a handout provided to parents, the reasoning was that “The CSA Nursery School is not a secular organization; it operates under the [United Methodist] church’s exempt status with all of the privileges of that status. As such, it must include religious education as part of its primary mission.”

This planned change has not been well-received by parents. Catholic Kate Mueller, who has a 3-year-old daughter in the school, said, “It feels like a crusade where they’re trying to bring God to the godless nursery school. It took so much time and energy and devotion to build what is there now, and now it’s being stomped on.”

Isn’t it ironic that a church founded on Christian principles would get this much flack for teaching those principles?

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SCOTUS to Weigh California Abortion Challenge Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear NIFLA v. Becerra, a First Amendment challenge to California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (FACT), that forces pro-life pregnancy resource centers to instruct women on how to access abortion via the state’s Medi-Cal program. Centers are subject to $500 fines for the first offense and $1,000 for subsequent offenses.

According to Thomas Glessnor, founder and president of NIFLA, the issue is “Can the government impose and compel a faith-based ministry to proclaim a message that they are fundamentally opposed to with the risk of being fined or shut down?”

A hearing on the case has not yet be set.

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FBI Investigates Fetal Tissue Trafficking

This week the FBI requested unredacted documents that the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained from abortion providers as part of a probe into whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers sold fetal tissue, which is illegal, instead of simply transferring fetal tissue for research purposes.

Both the House and the Senate have been investigating these allegations for the past couple of years, and both found enough evidence for a criminal investigation.

“There is a great deal of evidence showing the abortion industry has skirted both state and federal laws that serve as the bare-minimum protection for the dignity of human life. . . . We hope that this unprecedented investigation will uncover the truth. Only a thorough investigation by the Justice Department will ensure that women and their unborn children are protected from the dangerous motivations behind this criminal conduct,” said Catherine Glenn Foster, CEO and president of Americans United for Life.

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