Supreme Court: Catholic Foster Care Agency Can't Be Banned

(Standing For Freedom Center) In a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Catholic Social Services and its foster parents, who had been banned by the city of Philadelphia from caring for foster children on the basis of the agency’s religious beliefs about marriage and parenting, a decision that is being hailed as a major victory for the First Amendment as well as the nation’s foster children.

Sharonelle Fulton spent 25 years caring for foster children in Philadelphia. The children she brought into her modest home included those who had been severely burnt and needed round-the-clock care and children who arrived on her doorstep, starving, with nothing more than the tattered clothes on their back.

Fulton worked with CSS because they ministered to children and foster parents in accordance with her own deeply-held Catholic beliefs, but when the city refused to refer children to the hard-working agency and its foster parents unless they agreed to work with same-sex couples, she was shut off from caring for children who needed her.

Democrats Introduce Bill To Eliminate Every Single Pro-Life Law

(LifeNews) The so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, “would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion,” said Jennifer Popik, director of federal legislation for National Right to Life.

“This legislation would also prohibit states from adopting new protective laws in the future, including various types of laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court,” she said.

Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, said the measure “would essentially remove all legal protections for unborn children on the federal and state level. The Women’s Health Protection Act is, in effect, a no-limits-on-abortion-until-birth bill.”

“Tragically, the only ones to benefit from such a law would be abortionists and abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood,” she added. “This legislation endangers women and their unborn children, would expand taxpayer funding of abortion and would no longer require that a woman be given information about the development of her unborn child.”

The Coming Backlash Against Public Education

(Faith & Freedom) Michael Farris, President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom ---a conservative Christian-based law firm that specializes in religious freedom cases says a backlash against "woke public schools is coming," and it may be catastrophic.

He says the "reports coming out of Portland, Ore., and its suburbs, are simply terrifying," but it "isn't only Portland and Seattle," it's everywhere.

He and journalist Christopher Rufo take a deep look at what is really going on in public education in Portland, Seattle, and across the nation ---and why a major backlash is coming, and it's coming soon.

Be informed, not misled.

Bill Forces Insurance Companies To Keep Secrets from Parents

(California Family) A Planned Parenthood sponsored bill, AB 1184, is making its way through the state legislature to force insurance companies to hide from parents “sensitive” medical procedures given to their adult and minor children. These “sensitive” services include abortions, sexual assault treatment, drug abuse and mental health treatment, cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and sex-change operations.

In short, Planned Parenthood wants parents to pay through their insurance for “sensitive” services for their children, but it doesn’t want parents to know that medical providers like Planned Parenthood are providing the services or what services children are getting. So far, a majority of California legislators like the idea. The bill passed the Assembly last month with a vote of 59 to 11, with six not voting. Only three Republicans voted yes; Assembly members Devon Mathis, Suzette Martinez Valladares, and Jordan Cunningham.

Biden DOE Redefines 'Sex' To Force Transgenderism On Schools

(PJ Media) The Department of Education (DOE) under President Joe Biden announced that it would reverse the Trump administration policy on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Biden DOE will effectively flip the meaning of “sex” on its head, determining that “discrimination on the basis of sex” includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This means the DOE sanctions transgender invasions of women’s private spaces and women’s sports in schools, which arguably violate Title IX.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona defended the new policy by referencing the Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County (2020), in which the Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of “sex” in a 1964 civil rights law included discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Justice Samuel Alito condemned this notion — which Congress and the president could not have even conceived in 1964 — as “preposterous.”

Nevada Forced To Pay Church $175,000 For Discrimination

(Standing For Freedom Center) “We’re just extremely pleased to be able to come together to once again worship in person because of just how vital and essential it is to families of faith and the entire community,” said Garry Leist, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley.

The Nevada Board of Examiners approved a request by the Office of the Attorney General to pay a tort claim to Calvary Chapel in the amount of $175,000.

The church had sued Gov. Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford, and Lyon County Sheriff Frank Hunewill because the Governor’s order originally banned all indoor worship services while allowing other “essential” businesses to operate. The governor later loosened the order but still restricted church attendance to 50 people while allowing casinos and other businesses to operate at 50 percent capacity.

How Blue City Governance Is Destroying Blue Cities

(OneNewsNow) There's a reason why Americans are fleeing America's major cities: the Leftist form of governance has become all too common there, and people are migrating away from those foolhardy policies.

This week, a video from a San Francisco Walgreens went viral on Twitter. The video depicted a man standing next to his bicycle, loading up a garbage bag with products. The man then rides his bicycle down the aisle, past a security guard, who limply throws out a hand to try to grab the bag; the shoplifter simply brushes past him, then rides out the door.

This sort of thing has become exceedingly common in San Francisco. In late May, Thomas Fuller wrote in The New York Times, "At a board of supervisors hearing last week, representatives from Walgreens said that thefts at its stores in San Francisco were four times the chain's national average, and that it had closed 17 stores, largely because the scale of thefts had made business untenable." Employees at Walgreens had been told to stand aside as shoplifting took place because security officers had been assaulted repeatedly.

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