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Ohio Legislators Introduce Pro-Life Curriculum

State legislators in Ohio are fighting the “pro-choice” rhetoric of abortion proponents by introducing the Humanity of the Unborn Child bill.

This bill, if passed, would require Ohio’s department of health and the state board of education to collaborate in the development of curriculum that includes “accurate, scientifically verifiable information” about the stages of fetal development. The state entities would not be allowed to consult with the abortion industry to develop the educational materials. The bill also mandates that the state department of health provide the public with information that demonstrates how abortion kills babies and maintain a list of resources related to pregnancy care centers and adoption resources. Finally, if passed the bill would bar educators from referring students for abortions.

“When we are able to more clearly see the scientific reality of life in the womb, we are also able to understand the brutality and inhumanity of abortion,” Ohio Right to Life legislative affairs director Jessica Warner said when testifying in support of the bill.

Local school boards will have the final say whether they want to use the new curriculum or not.

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California Legislators Call for Mandated LGBT Sensitivity Training for Teachers

California’s State Assembly passed AB 493 with a vote of 61-0 that if it becomes law would mandate every junior high and high school teacher in the state to undergo in-service LGBT sensitivity training that would force Christian teachers to promote gender identity and sexual orientation beliefs they disagree with and shame them for holding to biblical values.

In the name of ending bullying of LGBT children, the bill actually causes more bullying—now just directed at those who disagree with the program.

Based on training currently being offered, teachers would be forced to do things like refer students to LGBT activist organizations, help young children “transition” to their ”affirmed gender,” keep the knowledge of a student’s gender confusion from his or her parents, and even do away with sex-specific sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms.

The proposal is headed to the Senate Education Committee.

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True Meaning of the Betsy Ross Flag

Nike sparked a controversy last week when the company attempted on July 4 to launch its new patriotic sneaker, the Air Max 1 USA, that featured a Revolutionary War-era Betsy Ross flag on the heels.

That is, until Colin Kaepernick said it was racist and Nike pulled the product.

But is the Betsy Ross flag really racist because it points to a time of slavery, as Kaepernick insinuates, or is this debate just another example of leftist propaganda taking social media by storm? Is the flag something we should liken to the Nazi swastika as Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson believes? Never mind that this same flag was flown during Obama’s 2nd inauguration. Liberals are all too careful not to mention that.

To set the record straight, the American Family Association wrote an article recently that explains the history of this important flag. Betsy Ross was an abolitionist who never had slaves, and the 13 stars in a circle on the flag represent the 13 colonies unified as one under liberty. While some prominent African-American commentators today decry it, earlier history shows that Peter Salem, a free African-American, fought for this same flag during the Revolutionary war in the battle at Bunker Hill.

The moral of this story? You can’t believe everything you hear from the mainstream media. Check out the facts. Look back at history. And then stand for what is true and what is right, no matter the opposition.

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LGBT Poll Shows Millennials Are Less Tolerant of LGBT

A Harris Poll conducted for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD shows that millennials (those who are 18-34 years old) are actually less tolerant of LGBT individuals now than they were even a year or two ago, results that have surprised and alarmed the “inclusive” Left. The percentage of young people who said they were comfortable around LGBT people dropped from 63% in 2016 to 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018. And for young women, the drop in overall acceptance fell from 64% in 2017 to 52% in 2018.

“We count on the narrative that young people are more progressive and tolerant,” John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, told USA TODAY. “These numbers are very alarming and signal a looming social crisis in discrimination.”

While these latest stats may bother LGBT supporters, evangelicals should see this as an opportunity to present a biblical perspective on the LGBT lifestyle and transform the millennials’ and anyone else’s “discomfort” into a love that reflects God’s heart and hope for those caught up in this lifestyle.

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Hawaii Now Has ‘X’ Option on Driver’s License

On Wednesday Hawaii’s Gov. David Ige signed into law House Bill 1165, the so-called “No License to Discriminate” bill. Hawaii becomes the ninth state in the nation to allow drivers the option of selecting a non-binary “X” designation instead of “male” or “female” on their driver’s license.

Naturally, the homosexual and trans community is happy with the change. Said Khara Jabola-Carolus, executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, “This measure returns us closer to the inclusive society of Native Hawaiians, which celebrated expressions of gender beyond masculinity and femininity.”

But conservatives know that this change is troubling for several reasons: First, it suggests God made a mistake in making us male or female as He said in Genesis 1:27. Second, the change could cause issues with law enforcement when trying to identify a criminal in a lineup. How do you recognize a person only known as an “X”? The law takes effect on July 1, 2020.

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