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Current Events, Parenting May 23rd, 2022

School board member to host ‘Queer Youth Open Mic Night’ for ‘all ages’ in her sex shop

A Washington state school board director will host an LGBTQ event for youth at the sex shop she owns.  “All queer youth (0 to 18 years old) are invited,” according to a Facebook invitation to the Bellingham, Washington event. “Free to attend for all ages.”  Jenn Mason, the school board member who also owns the sex…
Current Events, Parenting May 23rd, 2022

Virginia rep intends to sue to stop store from selling explicit books to minors

(The Center Square) – A Virginia lawmaker is heading to the courts to prevent Barnes & Noble from selling the controversial books “Gender Queer” and “Court of Mist and Fury” to minors and stop Virginia Beach City Public Schools from providing the book to minors without parental consent. Del. Tim Anderson, R-Virginia Beach, who is also…
Current Events, Opinion May 23rd, 2022

COLUMN: Are conservatives being censored by Big Tech? The evidence is becoming overwhelming. What to do?

If Facebook has a “Most Wanted” poster in its break room, John Altevogt’s mug is likely on it. The Kansas City conservative has been in and out of Facebook jail so often he should have to report to a parole officer. He’s edgy and outspoken, to be sure. He’s referred to Vice President Kamala Harris in…

‘In God We Trust’ decals OK to go back on police vehicles, after Haven City Council reversal

The people have spoken. What’s more, they have been heard. For now. After voting to strip “In God We Trust” decals off the city’s police cars, the Haven, Kansas city council voted Monday to put them back on. The U-turn followed a huge public outcry against the council’s May 2 move, including a packed council meeting…

LGBTQ event at church features a drag show for youth as young as 12

Free meals and “a drag show from some of our local drag queens” is on offer at a church in Naples, Florida this weekend – for 12 to 18 year olds.  The all-day event, called The Youth Pride Conference, is hosted at Naples United Church of Christ and put on by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight…
Current Events, School Choice May 19th, 2022

Virginia lab school bill still being debated, for-profit provision among disagreements

(The Center Square) – Virginia legislation to create K-12 laboratory schools is still being debated by House and Senate lawmakers with one of the primary disputes being whether the state should allow for-profit institutions to operate any schools. Gov. Glenn Youngkin entered a partnership with more than 30 different colleges and universities to jointly express their…
Current Events, Pro-Life May 19th, 2022

Justice Thomas: ‘We are in danger of destroying the institutions … required for a free society’

(The Center Square) – It’s been two weeks and there’s still no word on who leaked the U.S. Supreme Court draft brief indicating that the court was set to overturn Roe V. Wade and returning the issue of abortion back to the states. At a recent event in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute,…

Judge stops Biden admin mandates forcing employers to pay for, perform transgender medical procedures despite religious objections

The Biden administration cannot force religious employers and healthcare providers to pay for and provide transgender medical procedures and treatments that go against deeply held religious beliefs – at least for now. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel M. Traynor of North Dakota issued an order on Monday that temporarily stops two Biden administration mandates forcing religious…

Olathe rewards superintendent Yeager for DEI, not academic improvement

(The Sentinel) – USD 233 Olathe Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager can earn a $25,000 annual bonus for implementing the school board’s diversity and other objectives, but not for improving the district’s weak academic performance. Yeager’s five evaluation objectives for the 2021-22 school year are: Navigating the pandemic (30%) Relaunch the Strategic Plan (20%) Diversity and Engagement…

New research unpacks Michigan’s proposed education savings account program

(reimaginED) – Michigan’s tax-credit-funded education savings account program could save state and local governments as much as $386 million a year, according to new research from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The paper, “Michigan Student Opportunity Scholarships, Overview and Fiscal Analysis,” by Ben DeGrow and Marty Lueken, provides several estimates relating to the program’s cost…