Tennessee: An All-Volunteer Force for Common Sense

March 2, 2021Tony Perkins

In one of the more colorful descriptions of the Equality Act, Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) told reporters that he doesn’t believe in discrimination against anyone but said, “this bill guts religious freedom… like a fish. And anybody that’s suggesting otherwise is either not telling the truth, or they didn’t graduate from kindergarten.” While he and the rest of the GOP brace for the bill to hit the Senate, the good news is, the states aren’t waiting. They’re racing to put up shields of protection now.

In Tennessee, liberals are getting a taste of just how unpopular their radical agenda is becoming. Days after the U.S. House decided to strip girls of sports, privacy, rights, and religion in the Equality Act, the Volunteers sent a message of their own. With one of the biggest vote margins yet, leaders sent a bill saving women’s sports out of the state senate by a 27-6 vote. “To say it’s not a problem in Tennessee may be true, but it will be a problem in Tennessee probably sooner than we think,” state Sen. Kerry Roberts (R) warned.

Legislators seemed to agree, including some who refused to back the proposal last year. A handful of members switched sides, acknowledging that the march to include biological boys is gaining steam. “To deny that it’s a problem is to deny reality,” Roberts agreed.

There were the predictable arguments from the Left — fears over what the corporate culture would do and how the decision would impact tourism. “We’re looking at events like the Super Bowl, we’re looking at the World Cup in 2026. We all love our NCAA basketball tournaments, [and] all three of those organizations have said they will seriously consider not bringing their events to locations that have discriminatory laws on the books,” a local Chamber of Commerce CEO cautioned. Fortunately, most leaders chose to look past those threats to the real issue: fairness, opportunity, and safety. If the Left wants to hold states hostage for refusing to bow to their transgender agenda, fine. Let them explain to America why they want to strip women of the programs that they fought decades for. Or why our daughters’ futures are a worthwhile trade for a few rounds of March Madness revenue.

The more the mob pushes, the harder conservatives are starting to push back. At this point, what do they have to lose? Sixty-four percent of Americans are already worried the cancel culture is destroying their freedom. And if the last few weeks are any indication, the last thing they’re going to do is roll over and let it. Even Republicans who might have been reluctant to tackled the issue before are starting to openly challenge this ridiculous idea that transgenderism is good for kids. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went toe-to-toe with Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of HHS, who wouldn’t even give a straight answer on whether he thought children should be sterilized without their parents’ knowledge. The fringe called Paul a “transphobe.” The rest of the country called him courageous.

These are the kind of leaders who are going to make a difference in the growing number of states trying to fend off this onslaught. Will the pressure keep coming? Absolutely. But, as Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) said at CPAC, “You know what? The Leftists, the Democrats, the radical progressives, they can go ahead and crank up the heat seven times hotter. We’re going through with Jesus, and we’re coming out not even smelling like smoke. We are not going to be singed by the radical flames of this cancel culture.”

So join the team who refuses to be canceled. Contact your state leaders and urge them to protect kids from this dangerous movement. Then, email your senators and tell them to vote no on the Equality Act. For more on what the bill would mean for Christians, check out David Closson’s blog post, “The Equality Act Demands Conformity to Moral Anarchy.”

TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT TAKES AWAY 8TH GRADE ASSIGNMENT COMPARING POLICE TO KKK

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 | FROM BRYAN BRAMMER

Father, help us to maintain justice and to do what is right in Your eyes. Isaiah 56:1

A Texas school district has removed an 8th grade assignment that compared police officers to KKK members and slave owners amid backlash from parents and law enforcement groups.

The social studies assignment, given to students at Cooper Junior High in Wylie, Texas, used a political cartoon to depict five similar scenes: African-American men face down on the ground with their hands restrained behind their backs and a white man’s knee on their neck. Throughout the scenes, the black man says he cannot breathe.

Among the five different white men, one was dressed in a white KKK robe while another resembled Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

After the assignment was posted online by an unidentified eighth-grade teacher, parents immediately filed their complaints with the Wylie Independent School District.

Vice President of the National Fraternal Order of Police Joe Gamaldi sent a letter to Wylie ISD Superintendent David Vinson in August denouncing the assignment.

“I cannot begin to tell you how abhorrent and disturbing this comparison is, but what is more disturbing is that no adult within your school thought better before sending this assignment to children,” Gamaldi wrote.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also condemned the district’s assignment and said the teacher responsible “should be fired.”

Shortly following the public outcry, Wylie ISD issued a statement claiming that the cartoons “are not part of the district’s curriculum resources or documents.”

“We are sorry for any hurt that may have been caused through this lesson. The assignment has been removed, and students will not be expected to complete it,” the statement read.

David Fitzsimmons, the Arizona Daily Star cartoonist who created the image, defending his work.

“I’m impressed the National Fraternal Order of Police is directing its fury at an illustration revealing how our present horrors are mere echoes of our cruel past… Perhaps it requires too much moral courage, or honest clear-eyed reflection, for the National Fraternal Order of Police to funnel their fury at the few racist police officers who disgrace their oath and their badges by disproportionately murdering African-Americans,” Fitzsimmons said.

(Article by Bryan Brammer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Since when is it ok to lie, steal and to cheat in polite society? Not one democrat has said one bad word about the Antifa-BLM gang of thieves and thugs. Now that we have a VP running with good old Joe, the race is on to scrub and explain away any far left idea Kamala had promoted. Oh where have you gone morals, decency and truth? I could get all Bible on you and quote several scriptures to back my thought, but let’s just say we have lost our way big time. I long for the days where truth and honesty was a valued trait, and the day whether true or not politicians where called to “serve” the American people not enrich themselves at the teat of government.

Welcome to the most pro death Presidential ticket. A ticket that welcomes the teaching of Islam and bans Bible groups in schools due to the so called “separation of church and state”. Read Jefferson’s letter and get a different view. A ticket that allows protesters turned anarchist to roam the streets at will but closes churches to stop the deadly spread of a virus with the mortality rate lower than the seasonal flu.

If this pair ever get close to 1600 Pennsylvania religious freedom as we know it will be under an extreme attack. Kamala has said if we ever regain power, that is what they want not to govern, we will make Trump supporters pay. Hmmm sounds like a threat to me. Taxes will skyrocket and the dow will plummet to record lows. Israel will have to stand alone against the world. Government run healthcare will return and so will death panels. The equality law will pass and the LGBT fringe (under 4% of the population) will become a protected class of citizens.

I would say all is not lost if the republicans keep the Senate, but we all know they will fold like a broken chair under a 300 lb. lineman.

In the words of that great philosopher and thinker, C’mon man, you got to be kidding me.