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APA Seeks to Normalize Polyamory

The American Psychological Association (APA) is putting together a Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force to destigmatize what they term “consensual non-monogamy” both in the social and medical arenas.

As defined by the task force, consensual non-monogamy includes “polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships” (emphasis added). Merriam-Webster defines the term “polyamory” as “the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time,” and the term has been bandied about in the last couple of years by TeenVogue and HuffPost as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.

“In this entire arena of so-called transgenderism and affiliated conditions, the APA has abandoned all respect for fact-based research and scientific tradition,” said psychologist Daniel Boland, who has been a member of the APA for 50 years.

Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins sums up the APA’s latest twisted notion well: “Monogamy is the new bigotry.”

While the APA’s efforts to destigmatize such morally repulsive behaviors might surprise some, many conservative commentators and we here at FACT have been warning that the same-sex “marriage” decision of 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, would eventually open the door for marriages that would include more than two people.

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Science Teacher Comes Out as ‘Transgender’ Via Video to Elementary Students

Science teacher Mark “Vince” Busenbark of Frank Allis Elementary School in Madison, Wis., was given permission by school administrators to show his “transgender coming out” video to all the K-5th grade students in the school on May 16. The video was shown without prior parental consent and without the option to exempt chidren from watching the video.

Busenbark revealed himself as the new persona “Vica Steel,” asked students to call him by the title “Mx,” and to refer to him by using the pronouns “they,” “them,” and “their.” He also read this from the book They Call Me Mix by Lourdes Rivas: “Are you a boy? Or a girl? How can you be both? Some days I am both. Some days I am neither. Most days, I am everything in between.” Sadly, Busenbark has a wife, Stella Steel, whose last name he will now be using.

Liberty Counsel is looking into whether the video violated the school district’s policy that says “all instruction should be age-appropriate, medically accurate, non-stigmatizing, and inclusive for all students.”

In a statement, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel said, “It is outrageous that school administrators would allow a male science teacher to expose children to propaganda that promotes confusion about basic biology, and to instruct students to address him by a false name, title and pronouns.”

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Colorado’s Radical Sex Education Bill Moves Through Legislature

In 2013, Colorado enacted a controversial comprehensive sex education policy, but legislation has been proposed that will go even further.

Colorado’s radical, LGBT-friendly sex education bill, HB 1032, specifically prohibits religious, moral, and ethical perspectives on sex from being discussed in the classroom. That means teachers and students are not only prohibited from talking about abstinence, but also prohibited from excluding abortion when discussing crisis pregnancy options. Plus, it teaches children as young as nine years old details about LGBT relationships, including teaching them how to “consent” to sex acts.

There are also no provisions allowing parents to opt their children out of the instruction. In fact, parents don’t need to be notified when schools have lessons on gender expression and the like.

Says Autumn Leva of Family Policy Alliance and Debbie Chaves of Colorado Family Action in an op/ed for the Colorado Springs Gazette, “It’s beginning to look like Planned Parenthood’s fingerprints are all over this bill. It’s the perfect business model for them—develop a curriculum that encourages sexual interaction and experimentation between children, use lobbying and political capital to convince politicians to mandate the curriculum in schools, teach children about sex products at a young age, and ensure repeat customers.”

HB 1032 has already been passed through the Colorado House floor and is working its way through the Senate.

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Customer Rants for Being ‘Misgendered’

A recent video in a GameStop store depicts a “transgender” woman (a biological man who identifies as a woman) angry at store management for referring to him as “sir” instead of his preferred “ma’am.” Not only does this customer threaten a store clerk with physical harm, but he also threatens to wield the power of the LGBT community against the gaming store for “misgendering” him.

Yet while the irate customer demands to be addressed as a female, cultural commentator Michael Brown makes the point that the “transgender” woman’s aggressive “inner male came roaring back to the surface when his femaleness was challenged.”

Caution: Note that there is some language in the YouTube video.

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Apple Bans Ministry App for Heralding Biblical Marriage

Apple removed an app from its app store that offers treatment for those with same-sex attraction because it deemed the app “homophobic.” Apparently, Apple was pressured to remove the app after the national gay rights group Truth Wins Out received a mere 365 signatures on its petition, calling the app “bigoted,” “hateful,” and “dangerous, homophobic garbage.”

Texas-based Living Hope Ministries, the Christian nonprofit that created the app, “proclaim(s) a Christ-centered, biblical world-view of sexual expression rooted in one man and one woman in a committed, monogamous, heterosexual marriage for life.”

The app, simply titled Living Hope Ministries, is still available for download on the Google Play store. It offers a selection of audio and video teachings, devotionals, and helps for family and friends.

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