ACLU: Give kids ‘lesbian’ book at school

When a kindergarten boy brought home a children’s book touting the joys of being in a lesbian family, his parents complained to Windridge Elementary School, sparking a petition signed by 25 parents in protest.

The book, “In Our Mothers’ House,” is marketed on Amazon as a book for children “ages 6 and up.”

It touches on the alleged joys of being in a homosexual relationship and what the author believes is society’s condemnation of it.

In April, the Davis School District committee in Kaysville, Utah, voted 6-1 to keep the book in its school libraries – as long as it was kept behind the counter and provided only to children who received parental permission to check it out.

Now the American Civil Liberties Union is getting involved – threatening the district for requiring parental consent.

In the book, a resident in a Berkley, Calif., neighborhood is depicted as a constantly scowling woman who wears a pink bow in her hair. She disapproves of the neighboring family’s lesbian relationship and won’t let her children play with them.

She tells the lesbian couple, “I don’t appreciate what you two are!”

The lesbians, Meema and Marmee, comfort their children.

“She’s full of fear, sweetie,” Meema tells them. “She’s afraid of what she can’t understand: She doesn’t understand us.”

Many years later, when Meema and Marmee have passed away, their children lay them to rest “where they pledged their love to each other so many years ago.”

In a June 12 letter to the Davis School District superintendent, ACLU of Utah legal director John Mejia blasted the district’s parental consent policy, saying it had “serious concerns about whether these actions comport with the First Amendment rights of the students in the district.”

In the letter, Mejia claimed “it would be a stretch to say that it ‘advocates homosexuality.’”

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GOP House will press ahead with ObamaCare repeal effort

GOP House leaders said Sunday they will forge ahead with efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law, drawing criticism from Democratic lawmakers who said Americans want them to instead go forward with efforts to improve the economy.

“We’re going to do it one more time,” House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

The GOP-led House has attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act numerous times and is scheduled to take up the issue again July 11, less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled the law was constitutional.

Boehner, R-Ohio, said House Republicans will take a “practical, step-by-step” approach, compared to the 2,700-page reform bill that has been called a complete government takeover of the insurance industry.

He also said the law “has to be ripped out by its roots.”

The House could hold a repeal vote as early as July 11, but such a measure would almost certainly be defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Sunday that chamber Republicans will repeal the entire law.

“The stakes could not be higher,” Ryan, R-Wis., said on ABC’s “This Week.”

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has vowed that if elected he would repeal the legislation on his first day in the White House.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that congressional Republicans have an “unrealistic” chance of passing repeal legislation and suggested they have become a “mouthpiece” for the health insurance industry.

“It’s being the mouthpiece of the health insurance industry,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about the proposed repeal effort. “And we’re saying let’s not have them be in charge anymore.”

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Black mobs now beating Jews in New York

If Chaim Amalek had his way, no one would know that mobs of black people are attacking and beating and robbing Jews in the New York area.

Or that they shout anti-Semitic epithets.

Or that they target Jews because “they don’t fight back.”

“Such information can only serve to heighten racial tensions between these two groups,” said Amalek, an alias for New York video blogger Luke Ford. “Let us all look beyond the issue of race (in any event a mere social construct) and instead celebrate our diversity.”

In this case, the New York Post saw a pattern that most other media outlets never see. To some, it was jarring.

“Anti-Jewish crime wave,” read the June headline about a series of recent anti-Semitic attacks. “In the most disturbing incident, a mob of six black teenagers shouting, ‘Dirty Jew!’ and ‘Dirty kike!’ repeatedly bashed Marc Heinberg, 61, as he walked home from temple in Sheepshead Bay (in June.)”

This is one of several black mob attacks on – and robberies of – Jewish people in Brooklyn over the last two years, leaving broken bones and life-threatening injuries in their wake.

The assaults are part of a larger pattern in the New York area and around the country: Black mobs assaulting, robbing, destroying property and creating mayhem – hundreds of times in more than 60 cities.

Orthodox Jews may bear a disproportionate amount of the violence in New York. But the lawlessness that black mobs inflict throughout the area is not limited to Jews. Much of it is on YouTube.

In February, four black people beat and robbed an Orthodox Jew in the New York suburb of Monsey. They were charged with hate crimes after it was determined they targeted the victim based on his religion. News accounts do not mention the race of the attackers, but the picture tells the story.

In a three-week period after Thanksgiving 2010, the same group of black people was charged in three separate episodes of targeting, beating and robbing members of the Orthodox community. One of the victims, Joel Weinberger, spent four days in the hospital with broken bones and required 10 hours of surgery on his broken jaw and eye socket.

Ford and others, such as MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, say the media should not report news if it makes black people look bad. But most racial crimes and violence from black mobs in the New York area are usually not reported – not by the mainstream media anyway.

Witnesses and others who know often find a way to drop a dime, or a video or Internet posting.

Just a few days before the Heinberg beating, a group of students from a predominately black school in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn were “evicted” from the 9/11 Memorial site in Manhattan “after they callously hurled trash into its fountains. The vile vandals from Junior High School 292 in East New York treated the solemn memorial – its reflecting pools honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks – like a garbage dump.”

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Sheriff Joe set to release more Obama ‘shockers’

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility have been promising more major revelations since their March 1 press conference, and now another event has been scheduled to unveil new information.

Arpaio told WND a press conference will be held July 17 at 2:30 p.m. local time at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Ariz.

WND will once again provide live Web streaming of the event.

The evidence will include information gathered in the posse’s recent investigative trip to Hawaii as well as an update on the ongoing investigation.

At the March 1 conference, as WND reported March 1, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause that the document released by the White House in April 2011 purporting to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate is a forgery. The posse said it also found probable cause that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is fraudulent.

WND reported last month that a letter from Hawaii’s Department of Health verifying Obama’s birth in Honolulu has “opened the door” to some “shocking revelations” the posse is promising to disclose.

Among the details leaked early by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo: There are allegedly several stamps bearing Registrar Alvin Onaka’s name “floating around” inside the Hawaii Department of Health.

“I can’t disclose to you what we’ve discovered, but it’s going to be a shocking revelation at our press conference,” Zullo told Tea Party Power Hour host Mark Gillar in a telephone interview from Hawaii.

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Three weeks after the March 1 press conference, Arpaio said there was “tons” more potentially shocking information on Obama in connection with his probe into the president’s eligibility.

Zullo has said he and his investigators have reservations about a letter stamped with Onaka’s name that was sent to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett as verification of Obama’s Hawaiian birth.

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Florida Won’t Comply with Health Care Law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’re not going to implement exchanges,” Scott’s spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wright stressed that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed.

Scott told Fox News the Medicaid expansion would cost Florida taxpayers $1.9 billion a year, but it’s unclear how he arrived at that figure.

Scott said the state will not expand the Medicaid program in order to lower the number of uninsured residents, nor will Florida set up a state-run health exchange, a marketplace where people who need insurance policies could shop for them.

“We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians, but this is an expansion that just doesn’t make any sense,” he told Fox host Greta Van Susteren.

Scott has gone back and forth on the issue after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Congress cannot withhold federal Medicaid funding from states that opt out of a requirement in the overhaul to expand coverage to those just above the poverty line.

On the day of the ruling Scott was cautious about the expansion, saying he wanted to read the ruling first. Then during an interview Friday morning on a Jacksonville radio station, Scott said it was unlikely he would go along with the expansion because of the potential cost to the state.

But the governor told the Tampa Bay Times later in the day that he was still evaluating the ruling and would come up with a plan within a few weeks.

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‘F–king Nazi Pigs!’: An occupy 4th of July

The “Occupy” crowd is assembling in Philadelphia through July 4th for a “national gathering” and, despite the usual claims of non-violence and tolerance, a wave of video and social media has revealed quite the opposite.

On the movement’s website, the event is described:

From June 30th to July 4th, the Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! in solidarity with their fight for the right to health. On July 5th we will conclude by joining Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

There is even a promotional video. See it, below:

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New ‘Facebook’ site for pro-lifers

In the wee hours of the morning not too long ago, a Texas man read a WND news story that he said changed his life forever – and resulted in the launch of a new social network for the pro-life movement.

“I couldn’t sleep one night,” said Todd Bullis, who is a software developer by trade and an outspoken pro-life advocate.

“Since I couldn’t sleep, I Googled ‘pro-life articles’ and came across a WND story about Facebook deleting a pro-life picture, but allowing instructions on performing a do-it-yourself-abortion to stand.”

The article informed readers of an apparent double standard at the most popular social media site in America.

Bryan Kemper, director of youth outreach at Priests for Life, posted a version of the popular “What They Think I Do” graphic that has been going viral on Facebook.

The graphic is titled “Abortionist,” and the final frame is a photo of a baby killed in an early abortion.

The image had received thousands of “shares” and “comments” in a matter of hours, but Kemper was informed Facebook had logged his account out and advised, “We removed the content you posted because it violates Facebook’s statements of rights and responsibilities.”

“It amazed me,” Kemper said. “Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home with no doctor’s supervision, and encourages them to lie when obtaining the drugs necessary. But they will not allow them to see what an abortion looks like.”

Bullis said he was so outraged by the article that he immediately put his expertise into action.

“I thought, you know what? I’ll create a social network for the pro-life movement.”

During the course of the next couple months, Bullis did just that.

After reading the story, he spent nearly all of his free time working on his new idea. Bullis has now launched his version of social media to the world, ProLifeBook.com.

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