Library Board Gets Half a Loaf
- By Terry M. Thacker
A standing-room only crowd attended the monthly meeting of the Greenville County Library Board this past Monday afternoon to see what would happen to certain materials deemed sexually objectionable that were accessible to minors.
Earlier in the month, the library board's materials committee put forward two motions dealing with these materials. The first motion called for the removal of the following materials from the Juvenile Collection:
- “Explicit descriptions or depictions of sexual acts including vaginal, anal, oral masturbation, incest or pedophilia
- Descriptions or depictions that affirm gender transition ideology.”
The second motion called for the removal of the following materials from the Young Adult Collection:
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'Bouncy Houses' and 'Goodie-Bags': Inside the Military's Drag Queen Events for Kids
- By Ben Johnson - The Washington Stand
The U.S. military under President Joe Biden has hosted numerous drag queen events for children on military bases, advertising the story hours alongside promises of “bouncy houses,” face painting, and “goodie-bags.” After public backlash, one base’s spokesman called gender-bending events “essential” to military morale and readiness.
Now, a conservative Republican congressman plans to hold the Biden administration’s feet to the fire after its top military advisor said drag queen events for children “shouldn’t be happening.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) raised the issue of the “deeply unserious things” the administration has foisted on America’s fighting forces with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Criminalizing Pro-life Speech
- By Life Legal Defense Foundation
SAN JOSE,, Calif. -- A federal court yesterday struck down a provision of a California law that threatened the right of pro-lifers to exercise their First Amendment rights on public sidewalks outside abortion clinics.
In 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 742, which criminalized speech and other First Amendment activities outside any "vaccination site," including Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics that dispense Gardasil and other STD vaccines.
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Congress Engages in Difficult Budget Talks
- By Eagle Forum
For many years, our federal government has spent beyond its means. Both parties have contributed to the over $31.6 trillion debt and Americans are feeling the strain of inflation. Now that Republicans hold the majority in the House, they have an opportunity to make great strides in fiscal responsibility. However, the impending debt ceiling fight is putting a damper on any progress.
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‘Your Voice Was Heard’ as Newsmax Returns to DirecTV
- By Ben Johnson - The Washington Stand
On Thursday mornings, DirecTV subscribers turned on their screens and saw something they hadn’t seen in a while: Newsmax.
After 81 days, and the delivery of more than 17,000 signed petitions from Family Research Council, cable provider DirecTV has restored Newsmax, which vanished from its channel lineup at the stroke of midnight on January 25. Subscribers saw familiar Newsmax personalities return to the airwaves on Thursday morning, after the two companies inked a multi-year agreement that Newsmax will be available on DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-verse, “at no additional cost to customers,” according to DirecTV.
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Where Will All the ERIC Data Go?
- By Catching Fire News
Even as states are bailing out of ERIC membership, what will become of the organization and its massive data base?
Personal information from every citizen of every ERIC state is stored there, never to be returned or deleted. Will this ERIC EXIT, discussed in Part I of this CFN interview, spell the end of the system? Or will ERIC move to a new address and continue its vile storage of phantom voters on the rolls?
Listen in to hear Kris and Kat exchange some informed speculation on the possibilities.
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Only One Fighting Since 2003, Steve McConkey Sees World Athletics (Track and Field) Drop Transgender Athletes
- By Christian Newswire
MADISON, Wis. -- World Athletics (Track and Field) has banned transgender athletes.
Additionally, they decided that intersex athletes will have to keep their testosterone levels under 2.5 nanomoles for at least 24 months to compete internationally as women. Previously, they were restricted in races between 400 meters to one-mile races.
In 2003, 4 WINDS USA President Steve McConkey started fighting against the International Olympic Committee's transgender policies. He was the only one who stood against this publicly. 4 WINDS USA is a worldwide sports ministry.
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