A new hashtag is trending on Twitter: #CancelNetflix.  Thousands of Americans are canceling their Netflix subscriptions and taking to social media to denounce the company’s broadcasting of Cuties – a new French film that centers on a group of 11-year old Parisian girls in a hyper-sexualized dance troupe.

Despite Netflix’s original poster ad for the film depicting half-clothed adolescent girls in seductive positions, the streaming service now describes the film innocently enough: “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”

But the reality – from the clip I viewed as well reviews from those who have seen the film in its entirety – is completely different.  As Rod Dreher at The American Conservative stated, “[Cuties] centers on the grotesque sexualization of minor girls” and “is a deeply dishonest film that exploits its young cast nauseatingly.”

The black and white of it is that the film stars scantily clad pre-teens who perform stripper-like dance routines, including twerking, suggestively sucking their fingers, and simulating sexual acts.  The film also includes clips of the girls watching hardcore porn on their smartphones.

It is truly disgusting and deeply disturbing.  As the mother of an 11-year old girl and her two younger sisters, I am outraged that Netflix would air such a film, which is distasteful at best and criminal at worst.  Isn’t Netflix run by adults?  Some of whom have young children?  All of whom should care about objectifying adolescent girls and sexualizing children?

Astonishingly, Netflix continues to defend the movie amid severe backlash and numerous calls to #CancelNetflix.  According to a Netflix spokesperson, Cuties is a “powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up – and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”

NO THANKS, Netflix!

I won’t be watching this garbage, but more importantly, I don’t want my daughters watching this pornographic film, nor the pedophiles who prey on young girls.

Which begs the question – who, exactly, is Netflix’s target audience here?

I shudder to think it is adolescent girls and pedophiles – yet those are the populations most likely to be interested in a movie about adolescent girls who perform sexually explicit dance routines with close-up shots of their pelvic areas, behinds and in one shot – a bare breast.

The images and dancing in Cuties are nothing less than obscene and pornographic.

Any business that peddles child pornography and any film producer that promotes the sexualization of children should be held accountable.

Thankfully, some in Washington agree and they are doing something about it.  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has written to Netflix and urged them to take down Cuties immediately.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has called on the Department of Justice to investigate whether the film violates federal law, while Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) have asked the DOJ to take swift action and prosecute Netflix for the distribution of child pornography.  These Members of Congress and others, including Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), are speaking boldly in defense of children.

Gabbard tweeted “child porn ‘Cuties’ will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade. 1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend’s 13 year old daughter.”

And she’s exactly right.  Pornography increases the demand for sex trafficking and is used to groom trafficking victims.  Another word for “trafficking” is “slavery.”  Films like Cuties fuel modern-day child sex slavery.  Pornography also steals our children’s innocence, increases violence against women, causes psychological addiction and destroys families.

The movement to #CancelNetflix is not about one distasteful, offensive film.  The Cuties backlash is about a lot of sensible Americans saying “Enough is enough.  Stop the sexualization of our children and the infiltration of pornography into our culture and homes.”

How do we do that?

The good news is that we don’t need new laws to prevent images like those seen in Cuties appearing in our living rooms.  The bad news is that federal obscenity laws are not being readily enforced.

For several months, Family Policy Alliance has collected signatures on a petition to Attorney General William Barr asking him to declare obscenity prosecution a national priority at the Department of Justice and to vigorously enforce current obscenity laws, including laws against child pornography.

We will soon deliver this petition to the Department of Justice.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to sign the petition today.

You may also consider canceling your Netflix subscription or joining the movement on social media to call Netflix to account and urge the company to reverse course on peddling child pornography.

For children and families,

Amanda Banks
Director, External Relations

Let me thank you for your historic engagement in defending students from the forced indoctrination they will experience under the NJ LGBT Curriculum mandate. Government coercion to promote a post-modern sexual ethic among teens is unacceptable. In the past few months, we have gathered over 10,000 names in favor of our Opt-Out petition to present to both elected and appointed public officials.

This week, we delivered this petition both in English and Spanish to the NJ Department of Education. The bureaucrats in Trenton will not be able to dismiss individual emails and meetings with concerned parents and organizations as mere outliers against their misperceived public support of the radical LGBT agenda. New Jerseyeans from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds firmly reject this oversexualization of their children. Our petition proves it!

We also want to thank those who took advantage of our Action Alert last week to submit your comments to the NJDOE concerning the NJ Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE), Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

Garden State Equality’s lesson plans inject LGBT curriculum into all these subjects! Thankfully, school districts are not required to use their indoctrination program, but many will.

In an effort to further inform you of the harmful contents within Garden State Equality’s LGBTQ curriculum, we have posted two new videos on our LGBT Curriculum series on YouTube and Facebook. Please LIKE our Facebook page today to stay current on our video series! (You can also find these videos on YouTube as well.)

Video 3: LGBT Curriculum: Cultural Marxism

Video 4: LGBT Curriculum: Intersectionality

After reviewing many of the social study lesson objectives in Garden State Equality’s LGBTQ curriculum, it is quite clear that they are rooted in cultural Marxism and have the primary goal of attacking the cultural and moral underpinnings of Western Civilization – the church and family. Please take the time to watch these videos and learn more about the true political agenda disguised as inclusive instructional materials. According to Garden State Equality, their end goal is not tolerance but totalitarianism arising from the ashes of a dismantled Judeo/Christian worldview.

I am praying for you and your families during this time! Please email any prayer requests to newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Have you heard others say, “What if the LGBTQ curriculum decreases bullying?”

Let’s be clear, any bullying, harassment or abuse should not be tolerated by anyone. If students are participating in that type of behavior, they should be disciplined. Everyone, regardless of sexual preferences or gender identity should be treated kindly and fairly.

However, indoctrinating students with post-modern beliefs and cultural Marxism to confront and dismantle the moral foundations of Western Civilization has nothing to do with bullying. As I researched Garden State Equality’s curriculum, it became apparent this material is not about diversity and understanding. Their intent is to alter the way students think and apply social peer pressure to regulate the way students speak.

In an effort to further inform you of the harmful contents within Garden State Equality’s LGBTQ curriculum, I will regularly be posting videos on our Facebook page to explain in detail the danger of this curriculum and how it’s primary aim is to cripple and collapse societies built upon the Judeo/Christian worldview. Please LIKE our Facebook page today to stay current on our video series!

What’s behind the LGBTQ curriculum?

(Petition Link)

When Words No Longer Have Meaning

(Petition Link)

A major thought leader in post-modernism was Jacques Derrida. He went after the tradition of Judeo/Christian influence in Western Civilization and introduced the majority of ideas influential in Deconstructionism – the critical outlook concerned with the relationship between text and meaning. He had a desire to re-evaluate all Western values.

This is never more visible than in the discussion over gender identity. The definition and understanding of a boy and girl are under intense criticism. To reject any differences between males and females is an unscientific and post-modernist way of viewing human sexuality. Yet, this is exactly the material that 5th graders, specifically 10 and 11-year-olds, will have to digest as part of Garden State Equality’s indoctrination program. They will be instructed to use transgender pronouns in English class and to question their own gender identity and expression in health class.

In the final analysis, post-modernists want to eliminate any sense of objective truth in our culture. Their basic assumption is truth does not exist, insisting feelings must overrule facts. This is a direct assault on the revealed knowledge of scripture. Namely, there is a creative order under the sovereignty of a Creator who has formed the reality of the world that we are living in.

Be on alert for an upcoming action alert to contact Education Committee members on the parental opt out and voucher bills.

Let’s make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Directory of Advocacy

The New Jersey LGBTQ curriculum is an unfunded mandate with the requirement schools implement it by September 2020. Because of the rapidly approaching September deadline, schools might be pressured to adopt and use the free curriculum that has been developed by the powerful LGBTQ political lobbying group in our state – Garden State Equality. The material and lessons they have created disregard accuracy and fact-based science to indoctrinate our children with radical left-wing activism.

We’ve uncovered some of the objectionable classroom content Garden State Equality has placed in their curriculum which could be in our schools in a few short months. The age-inappropriate and radical curriculum lessons include examples like:

Parents should be alarmed at the blatant oversexualized agenda and erroneous historical information that will permeate public education in NJ this September.

We’ve also discovered Garden State Equality is even training teachers in their Teach and Affirm Educator Training, to display their anti-parent, anti-religious objective, by proactively training teachers to deal with these potential scenarios of dissension:

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® is on the frontlines working with key pro family legislators in the Assembly and Senate to protect your children from this radical propaganda.  Help us to tell Governor Murphy and the legislature that while God has allowed them into leadership positions with the authority to raise our taxes, they do not have the same Biblical authority to raise our children!

Please share this information and our petition (Spanish version here) on social media. The next step is to pressure the Education Committee in both chambers to hear proposed legislation to opt students out of this curriculum.

Working for a better NJ,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Hundreds signing the LGBT curriculum opt-out petition, Harvest Outreach Ministries, Paterson, NJ

“I applaud Garden State Equality for not only leading this effort, but for your continued work in helping to craft this curriculum.”
Governor Phil Murphy
Garden State Equality’s Equality Ball
May 2019

According to their website, Garden State Equality in Asbury Park, is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They boast of implementing 222 laws and policies across our state since their founding in 2004. Unquestionably, they have been successful in influencing elected officials to subvert the traditional family by redefining human sexuality in state and local laws. However, their highest ambition is to force their sexual beliefs onto your children through the contentious LGBT curriculum that they are producing. Starting this winter, pilot programs will begin in selected schools and “curriculum coaches”, as they are referred to by Garden State Equality, will be deployed to school districts to instruct teachers how to assist their organization’s endless obsession with sexuality.

Parents should be concerned that this curriculum is not being developed by academic historians or professors writing a textbook that is peer reviewed for its correctness. It is being crafted by the most powerful LGBT advocacy group in the state. Advocacy groups have an agenda and Garden State Equality does not consider historical accuracy a part of it. The original bill language from February 2018, stated students must be taught an accurate portrayal of historical contributions of LGBT individuals in social studies. The final bill language in December 2018, and that was signed into law by Governor Murphy in Feb 2019, removed the requirement of accuracy and instead asserted students must be taught a positive view of the LGBT community, regardless of the facts.

Our state legislature has violated the public trust by allowing activists with persuasive sexual propaganda to indoctrinate the children of NJ. Therefore, in defense of parental rights, Family Policy Alliance of NJ is rallying parents, pastors and concerned community members across our state to protect students from this radical sexual agenda. I have been speaking in churches and home groups every week throughout our state to make others aware of this deceiving agenda. Currently, we have over 3,500 individuals who have signed our petition to allow parents the right to opt their child out of this curriculum. We have been in discussion with a NJ Assembly member to sponsor and introduce a parental right amendment in the new legislative session in January 2020. Statewide media has featured our efforts on this issue.

Please continue sharing our online petition with your sphere of influence. The greater numbers of people mobilized on this issue; the more serious legislators will hear our concerns.


Thank you for your action and advocacy for the students of NJ!

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Len Deo Signature
Len Deo
Director of Alliances Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

 

 

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” (Psalm 31:8)

Dear Friends,

Earlier this year, thousands of pro-life New Mexicans rallied together to defeat one of the most radical pro-abortion bills in the country—House Bill 51. Our victory sent shockwaves through the State Capitol and in the days that followed, my phone was flooded with calls from people all over the country asking, “How did you do that?” My response was always the same. We prayed, we spoke up, and we showed up.

 And friends—the time has come for us to do it again!

The fight for life in New Mexico is far from over and today, we begin a new effort to thwart the agenda of the radical abortion industry with the release of our 2020 “New Mexicans for Life” Pro-Life Petition. House Bill 51 will be back during the upcoming Legislative Session in January and we must again send a clear message to the Governor and the members of the Legislature—that we oppose abortion up-to-birth and infanticide, and any effort to repeal important conscience protections for our medical professionals.

Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico is proud to be partnering with Right to Life Committee of New Mexico and New Mexico Alliance for Life on this important project and we are depending on you to make it a success.

Will you help us today by doing 3 things?

  1. Please ADD YOUR NAME by clicking here. It only takes 30 seconds and in addition to your name being added to the petition, a message will immediately be sent to the Governor and your State Senator and Representative.
  2. Please SHARE THIS EMAIL by forwarding it to your family members, friends, and pastors.
  3. Please SHARE OUR PETITION LINK on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram – newmexicansforlife.com.

Thank you for making your voice heard and for speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Standing together for life,

Vince Torres
Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Your voice is needed to protect New Jersey children today!

Impressionable students – our children and grandchildren – are about to be forced to endure radical LGBT sexual indoctrination in the classroom. That’s after state lawmakers ignored the comments of their constituents and instead bowed to the pressure of powerful lobbying groups.

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, a new mandated curriculum will require textbook authors to speculate about the sexual preferences and gender identity of noteworthy historical figures – and then impose this false narrative on our children in public schools. The radical left’s endless obsession with sexuality should not be forced upon our children!

Nearly 2,200 New Jerseyans have already signed the petition. If you haven’t yet done so, your voice is needed to speak out for parental rights amid these changes.

If you already have, thank you! But there is one more thing that can make a huge difference. Please take a moment to share it with friends, family and other New Jersey residents who share your values.

The sexual indoctrination of our children must end.

Parents should know that the scope of these changes affects every subject in school, and it takes away their right to opt their children out of the questionable instruction. In many ways, this instruction will directly challenge Biblical teaching on homosexuality and what parents choose to teach children at home.

Facts About New Jersey’s LGBT Curriculum Mandate

Please take a moment to sign the New Jersey LGBT Curriculum Opt-Out Petition to Governor Murphy and the Legislature. We have made it simple – just follow this petition link and join us today.  And please share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey


Len Deo
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder and Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

Dear Friends,

Your voice is needed to protect New Jersey children today!

Impressionable students – our children and grandchildren – are about to be forced to endure radical LGBT sexual indoctrination in the classroom. That’s after state lawmakers ignored the comments of their constituents and instead bowed to the pressure of powerful lobbying groups.

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, a new mandated curriculum will require textbook authors to speculate about the sexual preferences and gender identity of noteworthy historical figures – and then impose this false narrative on our children in public schools. The radical left’s endless obsession with sexuality should not be forced upon our children!

Your voice is needed to speak out for parental rights amid these changes.

The sexual indoctrination of our children must end.

Parents should know that the scope of these changes affects every subject in school, and it takes away their right to opt their children out of the questionable instruction. In many ways, this instruction will directly challenge Biblical teaching on homosexuality and what parents choose to teach children at home.

Facts About New Jersey’s LGBT Curriculum Mandate

Please take a moment to sign the New Jersey LGBT Curriculum Opt-Out Petition to Governor Murphy and the Legislature. We have made it simple – just follow this petition link and join us today.

Sincerely,


Shaen Hyland
Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey


Len Deo
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Fo0under and Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

The New Jersey legislature and Governor Phil Murphy have assaulted the rights of parents while intentionally violating the privacy and dignity of students. Instead of protecting the preeminence of parents to raise their children according to their moral and religious beliefs, they have chosen to favor a sexual agenda that is both dangerous and damaging to students.

State statute (N.J.S.A. 18A:36-41) provides special rights for students to legally intrude upon the private spaces of the opposite sex. In other words, this law is the green light that allows males (who say they’re women) to disrobe in front of females – against their will. The New Jersey Legislature and Governor have gone too far!

This law is referenced in The NJ Commissioner of Education Transgender Student Guidelines. It mandates schools allow boys (who say they’re girls) to use the girls locker room without notifying parents this is happening nor requiring parental consent for all students involved. Instead, students are forced into circumstances which violate their fundamental rights to privacy and dignity. We have also found students who express their objection to sharing a locker room with the opposite sex are the recipients of intimidation by some school officials and peers. It is social engineering on a mass scale to warp the minds of the emerging generation. Our children deserve better!

You can fight for the rights of your children right now in two ways!

First, download A Parent Resource Guide that will help you respond to the transgender issue by providing you with in depth information on the dangerous nature of the agenda, what your parental and family rights are, and how you can protect your child in public schools. Family Policy Alliance partnered with a unique collaboration of organizations with very diverse political opinions and one common concern: The negative consequences of treating bodily sex as irrelevant, to produce this excellent resource.

A Parent Resource Guide: Responding to the Transgender Issue will:

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Second, act by signing the New Jersey LGBT Curriculum Opt-Out Petition and send a message to Governor Murphy and the Legislature. Sexual relationships and identity are normally taught in health class with a parental opt-out, which means parents can excuse their children from these requirements. Now, parental rights are being trampled and our children are being forced to learn about radical sexual ideology throughout potentially all subject areas without allowing the parent’s the opportunity to opt their children out!

Thank you for taking action to protect our children and youth!


Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

 


Len Deo
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

By Autumn Leva, VP of Strategy for Family Policy Alliance

The American Medical Association (AMA) has had a longstanding position against legalizing assisted suicide because it is “fundamentally incompatibly with the physician’s role as healer.” Instead, the AMA rightly guides its physicians nationwide to “aggressively respond to the needs of patients at the end of life.”

In other words, the AMA supports what we all believe—every life is worth fighting for. And, no one should be abandoned to the hopelessness and lack of true compassion found in assisted suicide. Suicide always comes with a type of “giving up,” and American families don’t want the professionals they trust with their very lives to be in the business of “giving up” on them.

Last year, political activists pushing to legalize assisted suicide pressured the AMA into considering changing their position opposing assisted suicide. The AMA referred the matter to their Ethics committee to compile data, research, and feedback from people like you across the country to help them make their decision.

Family Policy Alliance, our state-based allies, and Focus on the Family joined together to send the AMA two letters asking the AMA to maintain their position opposing assisted suicide and to refuse to allow a form of suicide to be considered “care” for a patient. The letter shared with the AMA many of the points made by Dr. Bolthouse in this video about what assisted suicide means for the medical community. Thousands of you also signed onto the letter to the AMA!

And good news—the AMA’s Ethics Committee listened!

Last week, the AMA’s Ethics Committee produced a report after all their fact-finding on assisted suicide. They ultimately recommend that the AMA continue to oppose assisted suicide—and that doctors continue to work with patients to understand their goals and what brings them meaning at the end of life, and to explore legally available options for care. When the AMA meets in June, the Ethics Committee will present their report and conclusion.

Thank you to all of you who joined in asking America’s doctors to choose caring over killing! This is especially important as we see what is happening in other countries with legal assisted suicide. Switzerland has become the “final tour destination” where assisted suicide is legal for anyone who requests it in writing—not just those diagnosed with “terminal illnesses.” This raises serious questions about pressures that the elderly or frail may face to prematurely end their lives.

Even in the U.S. states that have legalized assisted suicide, men and women have reported insurance companies already declining to cover treatment for serious illnesses like cancer but instead offering to cover the far cheaper assisted suicide drugs—leaving patients with no real choice or hope.

Thank you again for partnering with us to send the letters to the AMA. We thank God that the AMA agreed that every life is worth fighting for! We ask that you continue to join with us in praying that our doctors will continue to stand strong against political pressure. And, we hope you will also join us in working to advance policies in every state that value life and reject suicide.