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A coalition of religious parents representing the wildly disparate Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths is appealing a trial judge's ruling that lets the Montgomery County Board of Education force the LGBT ideology on their children without notice or opt-out possibilities.

"Children deserve the guidance of their parents when learning about complex issues around gender and sexuality," said Eric Baxter, a spokesman for Beckett, which has been fighting the district on behalf of the Maryland parents.

"That’s why we are asking the Fourth Circuit [Court of Appeals] to step in to protect the right of parents to guide their children’s education consistent with their religious beliefs."

The parents have asked the appeals court to step into the dispute that erupted when the school district decided to push the one-sided ideology regarding gender and sexuality on children. The policy says parents aren't notified of the indoctrination and have no option to pull their children from the teaching.

The case Mahmoud v. McKnight is over the district's decision to use storybooks that advocate pride parades, gender transitioning, and pronoun preferences for kids as young as pre-kindergarten.

Becket explained the new "inclusivity" books "were announced last fall for students in pre-K through eighth grade. However, instead of focusing on basic principles of respect and kindness, the books champion controversial ideologies around gender and sexuality. For example, one book tasks three and four-year-olds to search for images from a word list that includes 'intersex flag,' 'drag queen,' 'underwear,' 'leather,' and the name of a celebrated LGBTQ activist and sex worker."

Another explains doctors only "guess" when identifying a newborn's sex.

"The board forged ahead with its storybook mandate over the concerns of thousands of parents and its own principals," said Grace Morrison, of Kids First, an association of parents and teachers advocating for notice and opt-outs in Montgomery County schools.

"But the school board does not replace parents, who know best about how and when to introduce their elementary-age children to complex and sensitive issues around gender and sexuality."

The parents in the coalition say the new storybooks are age-inappropriate, spiritually and emotionally injurious, and in violation of their beliefs.

The Daily Signal earlier reported when U.S. District Judge Deborah Boardman issued a ruling that claimed the use of such forced ideological training was not, in fact, "indoctrination."

The report noted Maryland law requires schools to let parents opt their children out of such training, and provide advance notice, but the board is in defiance of those requirements.

Boardman, an appointee of President Joe Biden, claimed Montgomery County Public Schools had not violated parents’ right to free exercise of religion under the First Amendment because, under the policy, “teachers will occasionally read one of the handful of books, lead discussions and ask questions about the characters, and respond to questions and comments in ways that encourage tolerance for different views and lifestyles.”

At the time, Eric Baxter of Becket, said, "The court’s decision is an assault on children’s right to be guided by their parents on complex and sensitive issues regarding human sexuality."

Another Becket lawyer, Will Haun, explained what is going on: "These books are in fact teaching explicit sexual orientation and gender identity issues as early as pre-k." He said instructions "require teachers to make dismissive statements about a student’s religious beliefs, to shame children who disagree, and to teach as facts things that some would not agree are facts."

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In Colorado, school districts that openly call on their employees to hide a student's transgender status from his or her parents include those in Boulder Valley, Canon City, Jefferson County, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs and more.

In Illinois the districts include those in Calumet City, Chicago, Dedatur, Elgin, Evanston, McLean County and many more.

In Minnesota its schools in concealment mode include Richfield and St. Paul.

They are among the 1,040 districts nationwide that "have transgender-gender nonconforming policies that openly state that district personnel can or should keep a student's transgender status hidden from parents."

The online list of districts includes 593 in California alone.

In a report in the Washington Stand, Meg Kilgannon, senior fellow for Education Studies at Family Research Council, explained, "I am grateful to Parents Defending Education for their attempt to quantify this problem. It is important to support with evidence what many parents know by instinct or experience: our educational system that is supposed to work with parents will often work around parents instead.

"At this point, parents need to assume they will be deceived by their school if their child makes a gender identity declaration to a teacher or counselor at school."

She warned, "If we have the ability to do so, we must engage with people and systems that view this parental deception as good for children. Obviously, something is very wrong if some people can believe the answer is government first, parents second or never."

The Stand explained the districts often call their practices, "Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Policies."

Their schemes already have been the subject of protests across the nation, with parent groups such as Moms for Liberty and Mama Grizzly battling the district agendas to conceal critical information about students from their parents.

Districts with such practices were found in literally every state, from the extremely liberal California and Colorado to states that are thought to be more conservative, such as Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

The Stand reported:

A recent example of the ongoing controversy may be found in New Jersey, where a state judge last week blocked a trio of school districts from enforcing a policy requiring faculty and staff to inform parents of students’ gender identities at school, effectively forcing the school districts to keep parents in the dark. The judge wrote that the policies, “if implemented, will have a disparate impact on transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary youth.” Those policies would require teachers, coaches, and other staff to inform a student’s parents if that student used a bathroom that didn’t correspond to their biological sex, requested different pronouns be used in addressing them, or asking to play on a sports team that didn’t correspond to their biological sex.

Transgenderism has been one of the two top priorities for the Joe Biden administration based on his activism on the topic. The other is abortion.

The scheme even has been described as largely the result of "sexual grooming of children by teachers," according to one opponent.

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Sixteen members of Congress have released a letter calling on U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain and U.S. Ambassador to Finland Douglas Hickey to oppose the "egregious and harassing" by Finnish authorities of a Christian member of their parliament.

WND reported only weeks ago that the Finnish legal system again is attacking Paivi Rasanen, who last year was acquitted of charges that her faith-based statements, on social media, created "ethnic agitation."

The second prosecution was not a surprise, since WND reported on her acquittal, prosecutors continued to demand that she be punished.

Part of that initial court case, also, was an order that prosecutors pay more than 60,000 euros of her legal costs.

The case started in 2019 when she went on social media to express concern that her church was holding a "Pride" event. There, she posted a photo of a Bible verse in Finnish.

And prosecutors charged her with "hate speech."

WND reported earlier she also gave a radio interview where she discussed what the Bible says about homosexuality, and she published a pamphlet pointing out that homosexuality doesn't comply with the Christian concept of humanity.

"Freedom of religion or belief—and the freedom to express that belief—is a fundamental human right," said Sean Nelson, of ADF International, which is supporting Räsänen’s legal defense. "We welcome this letter of support from members of the House and invite individuals worldwide to speak out as well. Nobody should fear criminal charges for expressing a peaceful opinion on social media."

The 16 House members said in the letter that Räsänen’s case “is dead set on weaponizing the power of Finland’s legal system to silence not just a member of parliament…but millions of Finnish Christians who dare to exercise their natural rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion in the public square."

It continued, "It is abundantly clear—the process is the punishment."

Choosing high-profile targets "is designed to systematically chill others’ speech under the threat of legal harassment and social stigmatism…. No American, no Finn, and no human should face legal harassment for simply living out their religious beliefs."

The letter also asks Hussain to voice support for Bishop Juhana Pohjola, who faced trial alongside Räsänen for publishing the church pamphlet Räsänen wrote nearly 20 years ago.

A new trial is scheduled to get underway on August 22.

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It may not get more ironic than this.

A store owner in the land where the Scriptures of the Holy Bible originated says he's being persecuted by his local government for posting biblical verses from the Old Testament.

"Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one" from Deuteronomy 6:4 is the first verse that initially raised the eyebrows of city officials three years ago in Ramat Gan, Israel, located just east of Tel Aviv.

That's where Amnon Goldis, a Jewish microbiologist and owner of a small wine shop called "Kosher Wine Or Ganuz," posted the Scripture in response to LGBT pride flags appearing along Jerusalem Boulevard where his store sits.

In 2020, Goldis got both a phone call and a formal letter from the city saying he'd be fined if he didn't yank down the sign forthwith.

JNS, the Jewish News Syndicate, reports Goldis refused, telling radio station Kol BaRama at the time: "I made it clear to the municipality that I do not intend to take down the sign. They can issue fines, make committees – I am not taking down this sign."

He actually made that verse from Deuteronomy a permanent fixture, essentially changing the name of his store to the biblical passage, famously known as the "Shema Yisrael."

Goldis has since added new signs each year. In 2022, he posted "And the spirit of impurity I will cause to pass out of the land." (Zechariah 13:2)

This year he actually combined Ezekiel 9:4 and Ezekiel 8:6, "that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof ... even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary."

To date, the shop owner has been fined more than $1,000, and television coverage of his dilemma has even prompted some lawmakers from the Israeli Knesset to visit him personally to offer moral support.

Goldis' attorney Menashe Yardo says this is a free-speech issue, and his client has every right to protest the offensive gay pride flags.

"The Ramat Gan municipality covers the city in hundreds of LGBTQ flags, naturally provoking the conservative religious public. At the same time, it doesn't allow them to express an opposing position," Yardo told JNS.

Yardo blasted the government for using a municipal bylaw to censor the wine vendor, as it requires a permit for any new sign. Even though Goldis applied for a permit, the city refused.

"Plurality of opinions is the cornerstone of the liberal and law-abiding society in the State of Israel," Yardo said in a letter to city officials in June.

"Silencing opinions under the authority of a municipal bylaw is patently illegal."

The attorney is reportedly urging the mayor to stop with the fines, warning of potential legal action otherwise.

"There's an aggressive silencing of the Jewish voice in the public sphere," Yardo noted.

The attorney told JNS a double standard has existed in Israel concerning politically left- and right-wing protests.

He explained how the anti-judicial reform protests successfully closed major highways for the past six months with little sign of enforcement, "but when the right wants to protest, then suddenly public order becomes sacrosanct. Every regulation is sacred, like with my client. The bylaws must be upheld. When the left protests, then it's freedom of speech that's sacred."

The ultra-Orthodox seller of wine concurs.

"There is a real war on Judaism here, there is a silencing of voices," Goldis said, telling JNS his opposition to the LGBT flags stems from his faith.

"First of all, it's because I am a Jew."

"The attitude of Jewish halachah [religious law] is certainly negative toward homosexuality. I think that hanging this flag in the State of Israel is disgraceful. I also don't understand by what authority they put flags celebrating sexual deviance out on all the streets."

"They [government officials] said there should be a connection between the contents of the sign and what's in the store. Walk around Ramat Gan for a bit. You'll see lots of signs that have nothing to do with the products the stores are selling. The city was just looking for a way to censure me."

The town denies it's motivated by anything other than evenly applying its signage laws.

"It should be noted that all the claims in your letter are untrue and unfounded. The municipality of Ramat Gan enforces the municipal by-laws in order to maintain public order and the well-being of the city's residents and outside considerations aren't involved," said the city in its June 22 reply to Goldis' attorney, which was supplied to JNS.

The report notes a possible contradiction on that claim, however, indicating: "The city has made clear it disapproves of the nature of Goldis' signs. Perhaps stung by negative publicity after Knesset members Orit Strock and Michal Waldiger of the Religious Zionism Party visited Goldis' wine shop last year, the city responded that the motives behind the hanging of the signs 'don't align with the wonderful values of Judaism' and that Goldis was exploiting Jewish sources to 'deepen hatred' and 'gain publicity' in order to increase store sales. It described Goldis as a 'contentious man' willing to lie and manipulate 'time and time again.'"

"How do they know? Can they read my mind?" Goldis asked JNS. "It's chutzpah on their part to claim such a thing. My reasons are completely different. And sales have decreased for the last few years. People don't want to enter a 'war zone.' There are problems now between me, the city, and the gay population. They come in swearing. They spit."

When asked how he'd like the dispute to end, Goldis said: "Next year, to see not a single one of those rainbow flags; that they'll all be taken down.

"In their place, they can put up another flag with a Star of David, or an image of the menorah or the altar from the Temple or a picture of a Torah scroll. Any of those would be fine. This is, after all, a Jewish state."

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A non-profit government oversight and research group is warning the general likely to be promoted to be the top military adviser to President Joe Biden is so intent on hiring and promoting by race that he needs to be investigated for violating the constitutional rights of servicemembers.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, who is reported to be President Biden's likely nominee as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – replacing outgoing Gen. Mark Milley – has carried out the same type of race-based practices that were struck down for colleges last week in by the Supreme Court, in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, according to a 10-page memo by the American Accountability Foundation sent Monday.

And since the nation's highest court ruled 6-3 that race-based, affirmative-action policies at universities are unconstitutional and violate the 14th Amendment guaranteeing all Americans "equal protection under the laws," the same standard should apply to the military, according to the foundation.

The AAF complaint also accuses Brown of having a record that violates the free speech rights of servicemembers.

The memo was addressed to Air Force Inspector General Lieutenant General Stephen Davis, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall III, DoD Inspector General Robert Storch, and Kristen Clark, assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

"It has come to the attention of AAF that ... General Brown has made a number of statements about hiring on the basis of race as well as monitoring the private beliefs of employees or potential employees with the intention of censoring those beliefs," states the AAF report. "If implemented, the statements and views of General Brown on what should be the official hiring policy of the U.S. Air Force present a significant likelihood of violating the civil and constitutional rights of military personnel, in addition to violating the existing code of conduct for Air Force personnel."

The following are a few samples of Brown's biased, race-focused personnel policies as laid out in the AAF complaint:

"Any hiring practices that the Air Force has undergone that would be at the direction of, or consistent with, General Brown’s statements above would violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment," the AAF report states.

It continues: "These statements by General Brown unequivocally state that General Brown has based hiring decisions, and implicitly directed his subordinates to do the same, based upon racial criteria as opposed to merit-based qualifications. SFA [Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College] would almost certainly find that this practice violates the Constitutional rights of those military personnel adversely affected by his decisions and directions."

"General Brown’s actions should be investigated because he used Air Force resources to advocate openly for discrimination, in violation of both the Constitution, U.S. law, and Air Force Policy," the foundation complaint stated.

"It's unclear whether Brown has in fact hired applicants based on his public comments about diversity," Just the News reported in covering the AAF complaint.

Appearing on the "Just the News, No Noise" television show and emboldened by the Supreme Court's further evisceration of race-based "affirmative action," AAF Communications Manager Yitz Friedman pointed to Brown's past comments, telling JTN: "He's very explicit and very clear that he just wants a military where troops are basically promoted and judged by their skin color. .... And that's why we filed this complaint today, we are asking the inspector general of the Air Force to investigate what the hell CQ Brown was up to over at the Air Force.

"He's saying these things like, 'I hire for diversity.' Well, guess what, if that's what you're doing, that's against the law," Friedman said.

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The chief of a legal team fighting Joe Biden's assault on First Amendment speech rights says a new preliminary injunction against Biden administration officials meeting with tech companies is a good start.

WND reported Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty of Louisiana has issued an order preventing, at least for now, White House officials from meeting with tech companies to scheme "about social media censorship."

The ruling came in lawsuits filed by Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general, who are charging that the Biden administration coerced or "significantly encourage[d]" tech companies to suppress free speech during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ban on meetings includes members of Biden's cabinet as well as White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.

For now, they are not allowed to contact social media companies in effort to suppress speech.

Involved in the lawsuits are the biggest players on the web, including Google, Meta, and Twitter.

It's now well known that the Biden administration had channels to direct that certain speech be suppressed. Since it was not supposed to do that, as a government, it would contact various foundations or institutions with concerns and lists of stories. Those groups then would complain to social media corporations to try to get them censored.

Fox reported it obtained a copy of the injunction, which said Biden's actions "likely violate the Free Speech Clause." Further, the court ruling said the court was "not persuaded by defendants’ arguments."

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, a period perhaps best characterized by widespread doubt and uncertainty, the United States Government seems to have assumed a role similar to an Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth,’" Doughty charged.

"If the allegations made by Plaintiffs are true, the present case arguably involves the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history," the decision said. "In their attempts to suppress alleged disinformation, the federal government, and particularly the defendants named here, are alleged to have blatantly ignored the First Amendment’s right to free speech."

The judge pointedly noted that the censorship campaign by Biden "almost exclusively targeted conservative speech."

Mark Chenowith is chief of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, which is representing several epidemiologists and co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration in the case.

"Judge Doughty’s ruling in the Missouri v. Biden case reinforces what the New Civil Liberties Alliance has been saying from the start of this case," Chenowith said. "The federal government has been deliberately censoring speech protected by the First Amendment.

"Its conduct has not merely threatened free speech; our government has actively suppressed free speech in an orchestrated, unprecedented, and entirely unlawful manner. The Biden administration’s outrageous assault on the Constitution and on the civil liberties of Americans must end. Judge Doughty’s preliminary injunction will help immensely."

The NCLA explained its scientist clients "were censored for sharing scientific speech on social media."

"Social media platforms, acting at the federal government’s behest, repeatedly censored NCLA’s clients for articulating views on those platforms in opposition to government-approved views on Covid-19 restrictions. NCLA’s clients were blacklisted, shadow-banned, de-boosted, throttled, and censored, merely for articulating views opposed to government-approved views on Covid-19 restrictions and regulations," the organization explained.

NCLA explained, "Public statements, emails, and recent publicly released documents establish that the president of the United States and other senior officials in the Biden administration violated the First Amendment by directing social-media companies to censor viewpoints that conflict with the government’s messaging on Covid-19."

It is representing Jayanta Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff, as well as Dr. Aaron Kheriaty and Jill Hines.

"Social media platforms, acting at the federal government’s behest, repeatedly censored NCLA’s clients for articulating views on those platforms in opposition to government-approved views on Covid-19 restrictions," the organization reported.

"This insidious censorship was the direct result of the federal government’s ongoing campaign to silence those who voice perspectives that deviate from those of the Biden administration. Government officials’ public threats to punish social media companies that did not do their bidding demonstrate this linkage, as do emails from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security to social media companies that only recently were made public."

The organization charged that government censorship of this type "strikes at the heart of what the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was designed to protect – free speech, especially political speech."

"The federal government is deciding whose voices and ideas may be heard, and whose voices and ideas must be silenced," it said.

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A "trans school conspiracy" has been exposed in a report from the Daily Mail, which said it gained access to an online teacher's discussion funded by the U.S. Department of Education and orchestrated by the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center.

The report said many parents "would be horrified" at how American teachers schemed to keep gender changes a secret from parents.

The teachers "traded tips" on the gender ideology and criticized "a raft of new Republican laws on sex and identity."

An Iowa teacher stated, "I know that I have my own right code of ethics and that doesn't always go along with the law."

From Ohio, "I think that requires working subversively and quietly sometimes to make sure that trans kids have what they need."

About 30 teachers met in the online event, the report said.

"In the four-hour workshop, they discussed helping trans students in the face of new laws in Republican-run states on gender, pronouns, names, parents' rights, bathroom access, and sports teams. Some teachers said they followed the rules, but others discussed being 'subversive,' how their personal 'code of ethics' trumped laws, and how to 'hide' a trans student's new name and gender from their parents," the report said.

The "discussion" happened as schools more and more are describing parents as the enemy of their children if they don't, in fact, promote the LGBT ideology, specifically transgenderism. California is planning to criminalize parents who don't "affirm" that leftist ideology.

Angel Nathan was identified as the MAP specialist in charge of the event and called for teachers to "disrupt" policies that disagree with the agenda.

The report quoted Kimberly Martin, the DEI coordinator for Royal Oak Schools in Michigan, "We're working with our record-keeping system so that certain screens can't be seen by the parents … if there's a nickname in there we're trying to hide."

The report identified Jennifer Haglund, of Ames Community Schools in Iowa, as explaining her own sometimes illegal "code of ethics."

The report said Yesenia Jimenez-Captain, of Woodland School District in Illinois, "slammed conservative teachers in a nearby district."

The report said, "At no point in the session did any teacher say parents might know what's best for their own kids, nor question whether affirmation-on-demand was the only way to help a trans-identified student."

The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center impacts 11.2 million students in 7,025 school districts across 13 states.

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Just when you think the Biden administration can't get any weirder in its promotion of LGBT- and other far-left social agendas, another bizarre incident comes along that screams: "This is not your grandmother's Democrat Party!"

National Pulse and Twitter have unearthed video footage of Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, President Biden's "sex-positive" homosexual National Monkeypox [Mpox] Response deputy coordinator, making his entrance to speak at the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit last month in Las Vegas. The conference was sponsored by NMAC, the National Minority AIDS Council.

The video shows Dr. Demetre Daskalakis strutting onto the main stage – with a sadomasochistic bondage harness covering his business suit – trailed by two younger men clad in only speedo suits, one in red, the other blue, on either side. The man in the blue Speedo is also wearing a harness over his bare chest, a common look in homosexual BDSM circles. (BDSM stands for Bondage & Disciple, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism, but now the preferred, "softer" term for such sadomasochistic sexual practices glorifying "consensual" pain and degradation is "kink.")

As synthesizers blare, the chorus for Madonna's 2009 song "Erotica" – an "ode to S&M," according to one site – plays on the speakers:

Erotic, erotic, put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic, put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic, put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic

In April, Las Vegas hosted The 2023 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit.

The man entering the stage is Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Biden’s Deputy National Coordinator for Monkeypox Response.

Our country is run by clowns and pervs.

— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) May 20, 2023


Daskalakas is a favorite among homosexual activists, calling himself "Dr. Disco Lights" and a "public health warrior." But National Pulse has exposed his spiritual darkness in the form of his odd "appreciation of Satan."

"First reported last year after his White House appointment under Biden, Dr. Daskalakis is famous for his obsession with the occult, Satanism, and his pentagram tattoo which reads, 'I have learned there is light even in the darkest places,' NP reports. "Dr. Daskalakis and his gay partner post incessantly about their demonic hobbies. The pair even opened up a Satanic-themed gym in New York, reported on by the New York Times, with an advertisement reading 'We’ll Steal Your Soul.'”

But Washingtonian magazine reported, "Daskalakis says that he is not a Satanist."

Don't be fooled by the conference's dull-sounding title: "Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit." Based on online information, the conference seems to be as much about promoting what sex radicals call a "sex-positive" agenda as protecting people from and treating people with HIV.

Here's how leftist-biased Wikipedia defines "sex-positivity": "a social and philosophical movement that seeks to change cultural attitudes and norms around sexuality, promoting the recognition of sexuality (in the countless forms of expression) as a natural and healthy part of the human experience and emphasizing the importance of personal sovereignty, safer sex practices, and consensual sex (free from violence or coercion). It covers every aspect of sexual identity including gender expression, orientation, relationship to the body (body-positivity, nudity, choice), relationship-style choice, and reproductive rights."

Wikipedia continues: "Sex-positivity is 'an attitude towards human sexuality that regards all consensual sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, encouraging sexual pleasure and experimentation.' It challenges societal taboos and aims to promote healthy and consensual sexual activities. The sex-positive movement also advocates for comprehensive sex education and safe sex as part of its campaign. The movement generally makes no moral distinctions among types of sexual activities, regarding these choices as matters of personal preference.'"

True to that definition, the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit website, which openly promoted BDSM themes, including a man in a sadomasochistic "bondage" mask greeting new visitors, lists the following among the conference topics:

The full conference agenda can be viewed on National Pulse.

Gay male promiscuity, gay male diseases

The biggest sponsor of the conference was Gilead, a pharmaceutical company that is deeply enmeshed in the homosexual subculture. In what some critics view as a conflict of interest, Gilead heavily funds gay events while providing drug treatments for STDs and diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, that are disproportionately linked to "men who have sex with men."

The latest malady to disproportionally strike gay and bisexual men is monkeypox, which is now called "mpox" after a campaign to change the name to reduce "stigma." It arrived in the West last summer and was linked to libidinous international LGBT "pride" celebrations. The monkeypox virus causes an eruption of blisters in concentrated spots on the sufferer's body. According to a recent study, "By mid-June 2022, data indicated that [more than] 95% of cases were in males and 90-99% of cases were men who have sex with men (MSM) and studies continue to show this pattern through July."

Due to the high correlation between high-risk gay sex and disease, there is a philosophical division among homosexual activists between more cautious health advocates who urge restraint (e.g., refraining from practicing condomless sodomy) and "sex-positive" types like Daskalakis who resent criticism of sex acts and instead champion largely unrestricted "safer sex," including anonymous sex parties and orgies.

On Tuesday, the White House adviser and his "National Mpox Response team" are participating in a "Sexual Health Town Hall" with the largely homosexual men's casual sex app Grindr – through which the male user locates a sex partner nearby through GPS for a quickie sodomitic encounter.

A sample of Daskalakis' radicalism is found in this April 27 tweet about pox, in which he says: "First week of #ZERO #mpox cases reported in the US. We are at risk unless we finish the job vaccinating folks who could benefit from the shot through intentional work supporting people affected by systemic racism, homophobia, and transphobia."


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There's already evidence that Hunter Biden's business associates repeatedly visited Joe Biden at his Washington offices while he was vice president – and even now as president.

But who visits Joe Biden while he's on his regular weekend retreats to his Maryland luxury homes apparently is going to remain a secret – at least for now.

It's because the Secret Service is refusing to provide any of that documentation, according to the New York Post.

It's just the latest in a long list of government flip-flopping on the issue.

The bureaucrats first said there were no such records. Then they said they were reviewing thousands. Now this.

The Post reported it had filed a Freedom of Information Action complaint regarding the lack of transparency on the part of the Biden administration, which had claimed it was being transparent by concealing the identities of those officials and others who meet with Biden in Delaware, not Washington.

The Secret Service, having said there were no records, and then that the responsive records were being reviewed, now claims the records cannot be released.

"President Biden pledged to have the most transparent administration in history but continues to hide information at every turn," said House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, R-Ky. "Given the Bidens’ influence peddling schemes and Joe Biden stashing classified documents for years, Americans need to know who has visited President Biden’s homes and properties."

The government originally said no records existed of those visitors. Then, more recently, the Secret Service, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, refused a request by the Post for an expedited review, after saying thousands of papers were under review.

The latest response is a completely new iteration of the situation. Now the agenda says it cannot release the information, such as emails identifying visitors to Biden's luxury homes in Delaware.

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The Washington Stand, in a new commentary on the slaughter of Christians by Muslims in Nigeria, is asking some pertinent questions about America's failure to halt the massacre.

"Why has the pattern of slaughter and anti-Christian terrorism been allowed to prosper so long and so extravagantly?"

The questions are being raised by Lela Gilbert, a senior fellow for International Religious Freedom at Family Research Council and Fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom.

She points out, "Nigeria is Africa’s most populous and prosperous nation. And the U.S. is Nigeria’s key trade and defense partner, with substantial influence over its leadership."

So why the devastating death toll: 5,068 were killed in Nigeria in 2022 for being Christian, 1,041 more in the first 100 days of 2023?

The toll comes from the anti-Christian hate of Islamist groups including Boko-Haram, Fulani radicals, and the Islamic State West Africa Province, the report said.

Recent reports from Intersociety, an organization based in Nigeria that reports on Islamist violence, confirmed the new statistics, including that "since the 2009 Islamic uprising, 52,250 Christians and 34,000 moderate Muslims have been butchered or hacked to death. And since 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari’s radical Islamism has arguably led to the killing of 30,250 Christians and to attacks on 18,000 churches and 2,200 Christian schools."

It's getting worse, too, the report said.

Citing Morning Star News, it said, "Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed 33 Christians in an attack Saturday night through the early hours of Sunday (April 15-16) in Kaduna state, Nigeria. Area residents said herdsmen alongside other armed terrorists invaded predominantly Christian Runji village, in Zangon Kataf County, at about 10 p.m. on Saturday (April 15) …"

There are other crises, the threats to Israel in the Middle East and Russia's war against Ukraine.

"Against this alarming backdrop, all-too-often our Western news reports overlook the ever-increasing bloodshed in Africa, even as radical Islamists — energized by the Islamic State — continue to ignite deadly infernos across that vast continent," the commentary said.

"It’s time we assertively reminded our elected representatives — in the Senate and House — about the bloodshed in Nigeria. Let’s demand American action," the article said. "Our U.S. government is able to project its influence in several ways into broken and desperate countries who have no real power of their own."

It noted Nigeria was considered a Country of Particular Concern by the U.S. State Department for the attacks on Christians.

Yet Joe Biden immediately canceled that.

"Considering the atrocious level of ongoing violence in Nigeria, re-designating Nigeria as a CPC should be an immediate U.S. policy objective. Until the U.S. takes solid steps toward alleviating the Nigerian bloodbath, a couple of troubling questions remain unanswered by President Biden and his seemingly oblivious State Department," it said.

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