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It was just one more sign that Marxist "woke" ideology has infiltrated the U.S. military and its service academies.

Last month, a sign directing United States Air Force Academy cadets to a "Gender Neutral Restroom" could be found in the hall of one of the nation’s most esteemed military service academies. Prior to this story’s publication on WND, the sign, provided to WND by a cadet, was removed.

Of course, the sign points to a much larger, systemic problem that continues to plague the nation’s military: The Marxist policies of the far Left. WND spoke with Air Force Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Rod Bishop, chairman of Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc., or STARRS – an organization standing against "woke" ideology in the U.S. military and its service academies.

In conversation with some of the U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, Bishop notes that on the one hand, many are "too scared to speak up," but on the other, some cadets are growing increasingly determined to stop "the push of leftist ideologies."

So while he praises the courage of cadets willing to confide in him and share their stories, Bishop told WND, "Our military needs a real cultural change." For him, there is "no question that neo-Marxist ideology has captured the minds" of many of today’s military leaders.

The retired Air Force general explained, "Washington D.C. civilian political ideologues have forced divisive Critical Race Theory and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion upon the military." As a result, he told WND, "many uniformed leaders have themselves drank the Kool-Aid and honestly believe that supporting this ideology is the road to go down to build a more 'inclusive' force."

"Instead of listening to the large majority of their own people who are saying the way in which DEI is implemented is divisive, discriminatory, demoralizing, demeaning and creates resentment," Bishop explained, "leadership seems laser-focused on ensuring it is – as the superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy once stated – 'pushed into every nook and cranny' of the organization under their command."

According to Bishop, leaders like USAFA Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark and other "military leaders seem to be blind to the Marxist roots of DEI," adding that they "have failed to realize the intent of the ideology is to divide – and as an instrument of division, it is meeting with success."

Evidence of its success is found in dramatically falling retention rates, he noted.

"Recruiting is in the tank, and there’s discord among those serving," Bishop pointed out. “Truly, the Department of Defense is in need of a serious cultural change that will end its promotion of this cultural Marxism!"

"Besides the demoralizing effect of the manner in which DEI is implemented and the associated negative impact upon retention and recruiting it is having, the greatest harm caused by the ideology is the resentment it causes," Bishop explained to WND.

"The military thrives on unity, it excels when men and women join together in a cohesive effort," he explained. "DEI plunges a knife into this essential element of a successful military by treating people differently."

"From service academy admissions, to officer promotions, to assignments," said Bishop, "the [so-called] oppressed (minorities, gays, transgenders, and in some cases, women) are 'pushed' by discriminatory practices to have a leg up because of the identity group of which they are a part." As a result, he said, "Merit takes a back seat, assimilation is ignored, and unity is destroyed."

When asked if there is an end in sight, Bishop said there has been some progress across the nation. Over 30 states have either passed legislation – or have legislation pending – that eliminates or limits DEI. "More and more universities are walking away from the ideology and in the corporate world," he said, "DEI hiring is down significantly when compared to recent years." For these reasons, he said, somewhat hopefully, "perhaps our nation is beginning to turn a corner."

Yet, he warned, "our military is under the thumb of the political ideologues who are wedded to the ideology." And as a result, "Change has to come from the top," alluding to "a new administration and some 'house cleaning' within DOD or from Congress, which has the authority granted to it from our Constitution to legislate the change so badly needed."

Even if this were to occur, he said, "the indoctrination is embedded in DOD faculties, schools, training centers and more. So for the change to be complete, it will take years"

Meanwhile, an investigation into the effects of DEI programs in the U.S. military has been launched by the House Oversight Committee. In a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and others have signed a letter to the chair of the Pentagon's Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, retired Gen. Lester Lyles. The letter points out that “under the guise of DEI, promotions are being rewarded based on sex, gender, ethnicity, and race at the expense of merit.” And as a result, House investigators are probing to learn more about what information will be included in DACODAI’s annual DEI report presented to the Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

“While it seems unfathomable that the DOD and DACODAI continue to ignore all the negative input they receive on the divisiveness of DEI,” Bishop told WND, “STARRS is delighted to learn that Congress is listening and will be examining the injection of this Marxist-based ideology in more depth.”

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An online plan that would allow election fraud in one state has been paused by a judge, pending resolution of the fight over the use of Wisconsin's absentee balloting process.

It is a report in the Federalist that explains the plan that was adopted by the Wisconsin Election Commission and pushed as mandatory to clerks is in doubt.

It is Judges James Morrison, of Marinette County, who has issued a temporary restraining order against the WEC's "latest controversial decision."

The report said it's just the latest in a long list of complaints against the "dysfunctional" commission and its manager.

The case was brought on behalf of a Wisconsin voter by Attorneys Kevin Scott and Daniel Eastman.

It's a fine point being debated, but the state is accused of approving and mandating new ballot envelopes that force voters to "falsely certify that the ballot envelope itself is an original or a copy of the ballot request" generated through an online system.

But it isn't, the case contends.

"By forcing people to falsely certify that the return envelope itself is a copy of a completely different document, WEC created a situation where people who requested absentee ballots through MyVote were either committing election fraud by making a false statement in conjunction with voting a ballot, or were forced to not vote absentee — a Hobson’s choice," Scott told the publication.

The case began when a voter challenged the commission's authority to run "MyVote," an online system where voters can ask for absentee ballots.

The commission insisted requests processed through the system are "email" request, which are legal.

But, the report explained, "WEC officials submitted sworn testimony stating that when an elector seeks an absentee ballot through MyVote the 'request' for the ballot is a form generated by the system once the individual completes the online process."

Osaukee County Judge Steven Cain agreed, but his ruling now is on appeal.

The report explained the problem is that if an applicant requests an absentee ballot by email, Wisconsin statutes require the elector to include "in the envelope" a copy of the "request" for the ballot "bearing an original signature."

But the state has not explained how that is to be done.

In the meantime, the state commission adopted a scheme to have color-coded absentee ballot return envelopes.

The report summarized the fight: "While voting is a constitutional right, voting by absentee ballot is a 'privilege exercised wholly outside the traditional safeguards of the polling place,' state law asserts. Accordingly, absentee voting must be carefully regulated to prevent the potential for fraud or abuse. Ballots cast in violation of the law cannot be counted. The lawsuit argues the state regulator in charge of enforcing Wisconsin’s election law is demanding clerks and voters use a 'form' that is a contravention of the law. "

The state agenda, apparently, is to push voters using the online system "to falsely certify that the envelope itself is a 'copy' of the absentee ballot request."

The report said the WEC previously has "failed to abide by the laws," by allow unlawful voter registration, offering bad advice on curing absentee ballot envelopes and the illegal use of absentee ballot drop boxes.

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JERUSALEM – Benny Gantz, a current member of Israel's war cabinet, held a press conference Saturday evening during which he declared that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has until June 8 to come up with a "day after" plan for Gaza – or else he'll leave the government.

Gantz – currently also a "minister without portfolio," a party leader in his own right, a former alternate Israeli prime minister from 2020-2021, and a retired Army general – sharply criticized the conduct of the war, accusing Netanyahu of failing to provide clear leadership. As a result, he said, the war has been allowed to drift off course.

"Essential decisions were not made. Essential leadership decisions to ensure victory were not done. A small minority has taken over the command bridge of the Israeli ship of state and is steering her toward the rocks," Gantz said in a broadside against Netanyahu's right-wing coalition members, including Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Although he criticized the political leadership, Gantz was not short on praise for the men and women doing the actual fighting: "While Israeli soldiers are displaying incredible bravery on the front, some of the people who sent them to battle are acting with cowardice and a lack of responsibility."

"Personal and political considerations have infiltrated the holy of holies of Israeli security," Gantz said, dramatically.

The war cabinet, Gantz insisted, must approve a plan of action by June 8, or he will leave the coalition.

Gantz outlined the following provisions:

1. "Bring the hostages home."

2. "Topple Hamas' rule, demilitarize the Gaza Strip and gain Israeli security control [over Gaza]."

3. Alongside that Israeli security control, "create an international civilian governance mechanism for Gaza, including American, European, Arab and Palestinian elements – which will also serve as a basis for a future alternative that is not Hamas and is not [Palestinian Authority President] Abbas."

4. "Return residents of the north to their homes by September 1, and rehabilitate the western Negev (adjacent to Gaza, targeted by Hamas on October 7)."

5. "Advance normalization with Saudi Arabia as part of a comprehensive process to create an alliance with the free world and the West against Iran and its allies."

6. "Adopt a framework for [military/national] service under which all Israelis will serve the state and contribute to the national effort."

Gantz's attack came some 72 hours after Defense Minister Yoav Gallant – also a retired general, and who, during his army service, led the Southern Command, which has responsibility for Gaza – attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu amid the seeming lack of leadership from the top. Gallant, whom Netanyahu was about to fire in 2023 over his opposition to the Judicial Reform Bill, but reinstated after enormous public pressure, said he would not permit the IDF to be used to carry out military and civilian rule in Gaza. Gallant argued that it was in Israel's best interests for Gaza to be governed by non-Hamas "Palestinian entities," backed by "international actors."

Netanyahu and his acolytes came out strongly against Gantz's attack, accusing the minister of "issuing an ultimatum to the prime minister instead of issuing an ultimatum to Hamas."

The Netanyahu statement put three questions to Gantz, the answers to which, it said, would prove whether "Gantz prefers the national interest or is looking for an excuse to bring down the government:"

* Does Gantz want to finish the operation in Rafah, and if so, how is he threatening to bring down the emergency government in the middle of the operation?

* Does Gantz oppose civilian rule by the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, even without Abbas?

* Is Gantz willing to accept a Palestinian state in the West Bank as part of a normalization process with Saudi Arabia?

The prime minister's stance was clear on these questions, according to the statement: Netanyahu was determined to destroy Hamas in Rafah, opposed any involvement of the PA in Gaza, and opposed a Palestinian state that would "definitely be a terror state."

From Gantz's right, Smotrich, Ben-Gvir and former Gantz ally MK Gidon Sa'ar accused him of bowing to American pressure, being part of the "concept" that led to October 7, and in Sa'ar's case, now criticizing the decisions of the coalition government of which he is a part.

Netanyahu is in an increasingly difficult political position, and the coalition that has held together until now is clearly fraying. Whether Gantz does indeed leave the coalition or not, former Labor leader Merav Michaeli was surely correct when she wrote on X that "the hostages don't have until June 8 to decide whether they are brought home or not."

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A California library has reversed its course and now is agreeing not to interfere with the free speech rights of others after a lawsuit filed by the ADF brought its practices into focus.

The organization reported this week that the library was accused of censoring presentations by individuals who reserved space in the library, but whose political positions and opinions disagreed with that of the library staff.

A settlement now is having the library adopt a policy that staff members "shall not interfere" with such presentations, and they will "curtail" disruptions to that speech.

"Women have the right to speak about their concerns regarding men competing in their sports, and public officials have a constitutional duty to uphold that right regardless of whether they agree with the point of view presented," said ADF spokesman Tyson Langhofer.

"Shutting down discussions about biological differences between men and women is, sadly, a growing trend among activists seeking to erase women and harm children. While they should never have shut down the event, Yolo County library officials are right to change course and enact policies that align with the First Amendment. We are hopeful other public officials—whether at libraries, schools, or anywhere else—see this as an opportunity to take a strong stance for the speech and assembly rights of all Americans."

The library, besides adopting the new position on free speech and protecting speakers, also agreed to pay $70,000 in damages and fees.

It also agreed to allow Moms for Liberty-Yolo County, the Independent Council on Women's Sports, the California Family Council, and others to use the library like other groups.

At issue in the legal action were the library's First Amendment violations.

The report on the settlement said, "On Aug. 20, the Yolo County chapter of Moms for Liberty hosted an event called 'Forum on Fair and Safe Sport for Girls' in the Blanchard Community Room at the Mary L. Stephens–Davis Branch Library in Yolo County. The event featured several speakers, including Sophia Lorey, the outreach director for California Family Council and a former collegiate athlete. A few minutes into Lorey's speech about men participating in women’s sports, protesters began to interrupt her, shouting her down and accusing her of 'misgendering.'"

The ADF explained that the library's regional manager informed Lorey if she continued to refer to male athletes as men, she would have to leave, and he would shut down the event.

She ended her speech, but that manager then shut down the event entirely after another speaker had just started.

"This settlement is a clear victory for free speech and the First Amendment," said Alan Gura, of the Institute for Free Speech, which joined in the fight.

"Yolo County officials tried to silence speakers and shut down an event because the ideas expressed there didn’t comport with the officials’ preferred ideology. As a result of this lawsuit, Yolo County has now agreed to respect the right of all Americans to freely express their views in public spaces without fear of government censorship."

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To the disappointment of many, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 29 announced its decision to deny the petition by 38 military chaplains to reinstate their case revolving around the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The case, Alvarado v. Austin, requested that the Supreme Court vacate the Fourth Circuit’s dismissal of the chaplains’ constitutional and statutory claims arising from damages for having requested a religious exemption to the now-rescinded military vaccine mandate.

Army Col. Brad Lewis, one of the chaplains in the case, told WND he was “disheartened” by the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up their case.

Prior to the high court’s decision, Lewis acknowledged that attorneys “worked the case very hard.” In fact, in addition to the team of attorneys on the case, he said other legal acquaintances considered the case a “slam dunk” and a “no brainer” for the Supreme Court.

So, when the Court refused to hear their case, Lewis immediately began to question: “What did we miss?” However, after giving it some thought, he concluded: “We didn’t miss anything.”

In the Army, explained Lewis, a service member who seeks “religious accommodation for anything must first talk to a chaplain about their faith.” The sincerity of the service member’s faith can often be determined at this time. As an example, he shared that “if a Jewish service member said his faith was very important to him, but never celebrated Passover or went to a synagogue, one would have reason to question the sincerity of his faith.” It’s the chaplain’s responsibility to make a specific determination about the sincerity of an individual’s faith. After an in-depth conversation or two about faith, he said, “on occasion, it can be determined that some may not be the most sincere.”

“But when it comes to a chaplain,” Lewis told WND, “we’ve dedicated our lives to faith.”

While he does not claim any sort of special dispensation, he does expect a chaplain like himself, or the others, to be held to a higher standard of sincere faith. “I put aside every possible vocation I could have taken, whether it was in the ministry or not, to become a chaplain” for the last 25 years, he said. “If this isn’t a measure of my sincerity, I don’t know what is.”

“What the government is doing is making a judgement call on the validity of my faith, not the sincerity of it,” Lewis argued. “When the government begins to be the arbiter of validity – the determiner of what is a valid faith and what is not a valid faith – there’s a violation of the Establishment Clause,” the constitutional provision granting free exercise of religion.

For Lewis, the Department of Defense is an “anti-religious organization that doesn’t care about people of faith.” This is a great concern for the chaplain, who plans to retire soon. “Without faith to serve as a moral and ethical guide, there’s no moral or ethical foundation for the application of our laws,” he said, lamenting that “there remains only a recipe for tyranny.”

“Because this is a constitutional issue,” he added, “the same issue has the ability to rear its head again in the future.” And sadly, he pointed out, “For the next generation of soldiers, there’s nothing stopping the Department of Defense from doing it again.”

For his immediate family and extended family who continue to serve in the military, he said, “I worry for them.”

Arthur A. Schulcz Sr., a retired Vietnam War veteran and lead attorney for the case, told WND, “The Alvardo legal team is examining ways to continue the case, despite the Supreme Court’s unconscionable denial of our petition.”

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An elections official in a major city in the key swing state of Wisconsin who earlier was caught in – and reprimanded for – a ballot-harvesting scheme now has admitted violating election laws, explaining she just didn't understand them.

It just more evidence of how America's elections are being warped by political ideologies held by those in positions of election system power.

An investigative report in The Federalist explains that Green Bay City Clerk Celestine Jeffreys, in a response to a court case, admitted: "she has not been strictly adhering to the statutory requirements in Wisconsin Statutes."

But there's a reason, a court filing charges: "The failure to do so was inadvertent and due to a lack of awareness of the statutory requirements."

The stunning admission came in response to a complaint from the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

The report explained, "It’s more of the same from Jeffreys, the former chief of staff for Green Bay’s far-left mayor in a city that made national news during the Zuckerbucks scandal of 2020 and turned punitive when its bumbling clerk previously twisted state election law."

The PILF concern, brought to the state Election Commission, warns that Green Bay documented 3,497 "Election Day registrations" during the 2020 president race, in which Joe Biden won the state by the narrowest of margins.

But a check on the accuracy of those registrations produced 170 "undeliverable" names. And the clerk refused to make any of those inactive, despite state requirements.

"That line — 'inactivated zero residents' — comes up again and again. The 2021 elections, the primary and general elections in 2022, in which Wisconsin Democrat Tony Evers and most leftist statewide officers won, and again in the 2023 spring election in which the far-left Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidate claimed victory and turned control of the court over to leftists. In the latter contest, of the 672 election day registrants, 24 postcards were returned as undeliverable to Jeffreys’ office," The Federalist documented.

Jeffreys was required to mark the voter as ineligible on the registration list, mail the voter a notice, and tell the local prosecuting attorney and elections commission of possible fraud.

But, the report said, Jeffreys did nothing.

It's apparently just now, according to city legal representatives, that Jeffreys has started working on "a plan" to address the potential election fraud.

"Clerk Jeffreys was unaware that she was required to do each of these things, but plans to do so going forward, and is in the process of drafting written procedures for doing so. In the future, in accordance with statute and with the WEC guidance, Clerk Jeffreys will take the following actions when her office receives an undeliverable EDR postcard," the city's legal team claimed in a court filing.

Lauren Bowman Bis, PILF’s director of communications, explained, "People need to have faith and trust in their elected officials. For her to not be following the law, not even knowing the law, … is unbelievable."

She warned Jeffrey's actions "could be easily used for fraud and abuse."

The Federalist reported Jeffreys "has a history of trouble with election law."

It was just months ago the state elections commission concluded Jeffreys again broke the law, when during the 2022 spring election she took multiple absentee ballots from single individuals.

The commission ruled that there was probable cause to believe Jeffreys broke the law on ballot harvesting.

"The Commission hereby orders Celestine Jeffreys to amend the policy described in the Response or any current or future policy in a manner consistent with this decision."

The city blamed the law violations on "confusion" about the election.

The Federalist reported Jeffreys moved into the clerk's office after the "contentious" 2020 election, during which it is now known that Mark Zuckerberg handed out $400 million including major handouts to five major cities in Wisconsin. It ostensibly was to help officials cope with COVID, but in fact many local leftists used the cash to recruit Democrat voters.

The report said, "Green Bay was one of the 'Wisconsin-5' cities that signed a contract with and received millions of dollars in election administration grants from the Center for Tech and Civic Life. The Chicago-based CTCL was launched by far left, former Democrat operatives. The group used hundreds of millions of dollars from Mark Zuckerberg, founder of conservative-silencing Facebook.

Jeffreys was in the mayor's office at the time, an office that pressured the then-clerk to allow a Democratic operative a role in the election.

"I don’t understand how people who don’t have knowledge of the process can tell us how to manage the election," the former clerk responded at the time.

And, the report said, Jeffreys was in the middle of a city attack on an election observer, a case later tossed by a judge who described the city's actions as "retaliatory."

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Multiple times already Colorado, led by homosexual Democrat Gov. Jared Polis, has been cited for its "hostility" to Christianity. It happened in the state's attack on the faith of specialty baker Jack Phillips. Then the same issue arose in a fight involving state censorship of a web designer, in the 303 Creative case.

Both times the state got slapped hard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Now it's another court, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a division of the state, the University of Colorado,

That court now has ruled that CU's Anshutz School of Medicine's policies that refused religious exemptions to its COVID-19 shot mandate were "motivated by religious animus."

Those shots are now known to have caused side effects up to and including death.

But CU's practices put the state institution in violation of the First Amendment.

Peter Breen, chief of litigation for the Thomas More Society, said, "The University of Colorado ran roughshod over staff and students of faith during COVID, and the Court of Appeals has now declared plainly what we’ve fought to establish for almost three years: the University acted with ‘religious animus’ and flagrantly violated the fundamental religious liberties of these brave healthcare providers and students. These medical providers were hailed as heroes, as they served bravely on the front lines through the worst of the pandemic, but when their religious principles conflicted with the beliefs of University of Colorado bureaucrats, these heroes were callously tossed aside."

A report from the legal team explained in addition to finding religious animus, the 10th Circuit said the mandates granted “exemptions for some religions, but not others, because of differences in their religious doctrines" and granted "secular exemptions on more favorable terms than religious exemptions,"” all of which was illegal.

A lower court had sided with the religious animosity held by the school, but the appeals court reversed, siding with 17 faculty and students who said the university refused to accommodate their sincerely held religious faith.

"With this ruling in favor of our clients, the Court of Appeals has made clear that people of faith are not second-class citizens—they are deserving of full respect and the protection of the United States Constitution in their free exercise of religion. By unlawfully and intrusively probing our staff and students’ religious beliefs, the university rendered value judgments that not only reeked of religious bigotry but violated our clients’ constitutional rights, as well as basic decency. We are grateful for this strong court decision in favor of religious liberty. The Court of Appeals correctly ruled that no government entity has the right to appoint itself as a doctrinal tribunal that defines which religious beliefs count as deeply and sincerely held and deem those religious beliefs valid or invalid. We are also encouraged that this ruling reaffirms and strengthens our bedrock First Amendment protections for countless many others into the future," Breen said.

For example, the school without foundation decided that Catholics could morally take the vaccine, and any faith member who didn't want to was basing that on "personal" beliefs.

The school also refused accommodations for Buddhists, but granted them for Christian Scientists.

While CU is headquartered in Boulder, the Anschutz division is in Aurora.

It adopted World Health Organization ideology and demanded "fully vaccinated" standards for anyone on campus.

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A United Nations entity that has been caught with ties to Hamas, the terror organization based in Gaza whose soldiers invaded Israel last Oct. 7 and butchered some 1,200 civilians, often in horrific fashion, should be totally defunded.

That's the intent of a campaign that already involves nearly half of the American states.

report from the Washington Examiner explains that Brenna Bird, Iowa's attorney general, Alan Wilson, South Carolina's legal chief, and 22 other state officials have sent a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and others asking them to "stop funding antisemitic education efforts" by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

Word of ties between UNRWA and Hamas several months ago prompted the U.S. and other nations to suspend funding, and Congress recently approved a no-money provision for the organization until March 2025.

However, the attorneys general insist more needs to be done, especially in light of pro-Palestinian riots at universities across America.

"While the United States suspended UNRWA’s funding in January, it is time to make that permanent — unless UNRWA engages in serious and clear reform," explained the letter. "A recent UN-ordered investigation found that the situation is as bad as the states had predicted. That investigation found that UNRWA textbooks included antisemitic content and that UNRWA staff were violating the UN principle of neutrality with their social media posts."

They explained, "We would never tolerate American tax dollars being used to teach antisemitic hate here at home—and we should hold foreign organizations we support to the same standard."

Signing were officials from Iowa, South Carolina, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming, the report said.

"I think a lot of people care about this issue with UNRWA," Bird told the Examiner. 'Not everybody knows about that organization, so I think as soon as people were told the facts of what’s happening with UNRWA, there was a lot of support from the other states."

Warned warned of what is happening with UNRWA. "They’ve helped terrorists, they’ve fueled the antisemitic hate that’s going on there. The schools that UNRWA sponsors are radicalized, and the kids are basically indoctrinated with antisemitism."

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One of the arguments the abortion industry in America has used for years to support its demand for unlimited abortion is that it's needed for a woman's "mental health."

The Biden administration just exploded that claim.

"And when a woman comes in with some grave mental health emergency, if she happens to be pregnant, it would be incredibly unethical to terminate her pregnancy. She might not be in a position to give any informed consent. Instead, the way you treat mental health emergencies is to address what’s happening in the brain. If you’re having a psychotic episode, you administer antipsychotics," explained Joe Biden's solicitor general Elizabeth Prelogar.

The American Center for Law and Justice noted the comment came before the Supreme Court in arguments over a lawsuit over the Biden administration's claim that emergency room physicians must do abortion on demand – irrespective of their own beliefs and state law.

The ACLJ explained, "Joe Biden has been called the most pro-abortion president in history, and understandably so. Yet every now and then something slips out from his administration that crosses up the pro-abortion narrative, such as when Biden referred to choosing 'to abort a child' instead of using some more obscure term like 'fetus' or 'pregnancy.'"

The report said it is Prelogar's comments that are getting attention.

"Prelogar, the Biden administration’s top Supreme Court advocate, made the point in a Supreme Court case involving the Biden administration’s attempt to override Idaho’s abortion ban using a federal statute, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act," the report said.

"Abortion advocates often claim that the mother’s health will benefit from terminating her pregnancy and killing the baby in her womb. As we have pointed out elsewhere, 'For the abortion lobby, health is a universal justification for abortion. . . . Thus, a restriction with a 'health' exception is really no restriction at all.' Mental health is often used as an excuse to abort a child, making such 'health' exceptions swallow the rule. In fact, abortion advocates claim that women are more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than from aborting the child, an embarrassingly false claim that we have refuted repeatedly…"

It is "unsurprising," the report said, that "abortion apologists also claim a woman’s mental health requires access to abortion … the pro-abortion party line is that abortion is simply good for women’s health, both physical and mental."

At the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Alito asked, "Does the term 'health' in EMTALA mean just physical health, or does it also include mental health?"

Prelogar said, "EMTALA could never require pregnancy termination as the stabilizing care."

She said, "And here’s why. It’s because that wouldn’t do anything to address the underlying brain chemistry issue that’s causing the -- the mental health emergency in the first place. This is not about mental health generally. This is about treatment by ER doctors in an emergency room."

She emphasized, "With respect to what qualifies as an emergency medical condition, it can include grave mental health emergencies, but let me be very clear about our position. That could never lead to pregnancy termination because that is not the accepted standard of practice to treat any mental health emergency."

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Multitudes of small towns originally across America featured a unique lifestyle, logical for its time. People could live, work, shop, get various services, attend church and school – all within a 15-minute walk or so.

Then city populations exploded, suburbs sprouted up, and shopping malls spread.

But now that original idea apparently is regaining attention.

The Daily Mail reports that tech workers in San Francisco are planning a downtown "commune" that would reproduce the amenities of American small towns of generations gone.

The report said it is called "City Campus" and the nonprofit proposes creating a one-square-mile development in several neighborhoods.

The planning group says the goals include having people "find and pursue your life's work, meet inspiring collaborators, live near friends, raise kids in the community, do focused work and engage in civic and social life."

"Community builders" Patricia Mou, Thomas Schulz, Jason Benn, and Adi Melamed are involved, the report said, and Schulz told the local Chronicle, "The synergy of bumping into people that are working on or doing the same stuff creates this very positive cycle."

Schulz also charged that the city needs "help," as its once-popular downtown district has plunged into disarray with homelessness and drug infestations.

The organization has set up online fundraising operations so that others can help pay its way.

Its manifesto claims the campus seeks a "utopia-like community" with "communal cafeterias, late-night cafes, civic spaces, debate halls, community experiences, 'pluralistic and secular spiritual spaces,' 'multi-purpose co-working spaces,' and 'mixed-use daycares.'"

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