When Big Tech doesn’t like the truth, they censor those who tell it.
That’s what happened this week when Congressman Jim Banks (an alum of our sister Foundation’s prestigious Statesmen Academy) was BLOCKED on Twitter for speaking the simple truth. He correctly identified Admiral Rachel Levine (pictured) as a man and called out the Biden-appointed Surgeon General for saying Levine was female.
Levine identifies as a woman – he feels that he is a woman and tries to live as one. But, the truth of the matter is every cell in his body says that Levine is male.
And Twitter doesn’t like to acknowledge that truth.
But here’s what’s even more stunning: while Twitter bans upstanding Americans for speaking basic biological facts, it allows child predators to use its platform to share videos of child sexual abuse.
Plus, the Republican Study Committee—the largest conservative caucus in the U.S. House, of which Rep. Banks is chair—reports that Big Tech (at large) allows Taliban terrorists on its platforms!
The standard is backwards, and it’s time for Twitter to change now. If you agree, will you sign our petition to Twitter? It only takes a minute. We’re asking Twitter to restore the right of Americans to speak the truth. And, we’re asking them to stand up for kids by keeping child predators from using the platform to benefit from underage sexual abuse.
After you’ve signed the petition, please plan to join us tomorrow, October 29, for a LIVE conversation with Congressman Jim Banks to hear his story.
Is biological reality off limits? What should you know about Big Tech? And, what’s the inside scoop in DC? Join us as Congressman Jim Banks, Chair of the Republican Study Committee, discusses with Family Policy Alliance CEO Craig DeRoche.
If you agree that it’s time for Big Tech to change, please sign our petition to Twitter now and spread the word.
See you tomorrow!
Director of Strategy
Remember when Twitter locked our friends at Focus on the Family out of one of their accounts? Twitter made this decision because a post on the account correctly referred to one Biden nominee as a biological male who identifies as a woman.
Nearly four months later, Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen is still locked out of their Twitter account.
When the account was first blocked, many of you joined us in jumping into action and coming to Focus on the Family’s defense. You signed our petition to Twitter, and you joined us in challenging Twitter: #AreWeNext? Because if stating simple biological facts gets you banned on Twitter, none of us belongs there.
Our tweet reached well over a half million impressions, inspiring even Members of Congress to join in—along with many of our friends leading the state family policy councils and other national organizations doing outstanding work. Together, we all sent a strong message!
The Daily Citizen has now been locked out of their account for over three months. During that time, tens of thousands of you have signed our petition to Twitter, and other organizations signed our formal letter to Twitter, encouraging Twitter to reconsider how it blocks user content. In all, over 50,000 of you signed the Family Policy Alliance petition to Twitter, calling on them to reconsider their position, especially in blocking Focus on the Family’s account.
The time has come for us to deliver those letters and your petition to Twitter….which we did just yesterday.
Additionally, we were joined by a few leaders from other outstanding organizations who share our values, like Concerned Women for America, in requesting an official meeting with Twitter’s policy team to discuss these issues. We hope Twitter will be willing to engage with us, and we will keep you updated on whether they grant our meeting request!
In the meantime, we hope you’ll join us for a discussion hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) about how the Body of Christ should respond when Tech giants like Twitter block user content in a biased way.
The discussion features Autumn Leva of Family Policy Alliance, Ryan Anderson of The Ethics and Public Policy Center and Jason Thacker of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The NRB will ask questions like:
- How should Christian ministries and organizations think about the power of Big Tech?
- Should we engage and advocate with the tech platforms?
- Should we regulate Big Tech platforms?
- Are reforms to Section 230 necessary?
- How do we balance the free speech of corporations with the free speech of individuals?
CLICK HERE to register for the NRB “Live at Lunch” panel. The panel will start at 12PM ET today!
Advancing public policy to protect children and strengthen families is among our top priorities at Family Policy Alliance.® In today’s culture, one of the most pervasive forms of harm to children and families is pornography – which is why we are focused on curbing the pornography industry.
Unfortunately, 2020 has created a “perfect storm” for the proliferation of pornography in America. During the COVID-19 pandemic when Americans were quarantined at home, many lost their jobs or had to work less and school children were required to learn online, pornography viewing and distribution increased at an alarming rate…taking children and families as victims.
That is why throughout this year, we’ve asked you to take action against the burgeoning pornography industry. Specifically, we asked you to sign a petition to Attorney General William Barr calling on the Department of Justice to enforce federal obscenity laws that have been largely ignored for far too long. Despite a first-of-its-kind pledge made by then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 to aggressively enforce these laws, the Department of Justice has so far failed to make obscenity prosecution a national priority.
Over the course of many months, more than 17,500 of you have made your voices heard and signed the petition to Attorney General Barr. I’m pleased to report that yesterday, we delivered your petition to the Attorney General’s office.
You may be asking “so what do we do now?”
Well, our work is certainly not done. Most importantly at this time, we invite you to pray with us that our petition and the calls of thousands of Americans concerned for the welfare of children and families will be heard and heeded at the Department of Justice. We can pray specifically for Attorney General Barr who leads the 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices that are responsible for enforcing federal law. And as we look forward to the 2021 state legislative sessions, we will continue to educate you on public policy to strengthen existing anti-pornography laws and create new laws to curb the growth and negative effects of pornography in our country. Stay tuned!
Director, External Relations
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.
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 email@example.com
Together, we can make NJ better,
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!
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,
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:
- 5th grade – Focuses on transgenderism, gender identity and expression, and transgender inclusive pronouns.
- 6th through 8th grade – Focuses on same sex relationships, encourage students to develop a toolkit to confront and dismantle “patriarchy”, “hyper masculinity”, “homophobia” and other immoral social structures for which the curriculum blames the traditional family and church.
- 9th grade – Focuses on deconstructing the masculine and feminine word structure in Romance languages such as Spanish. Directs students to develop phrases to replace using words that express biological sex.
- 10th grade – Uses science class to teach that Francis Bacon, the inventor of the scientific method, was gay. This is highly disputed by historians as he was a devout Christian and believed that you can only know truth by the revealed knowledge of God. According to proposed lessons created by Garden State Equality, NJ Students will be taught the opposite of facts to further their agenda!
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:
- Parents who say you are pushing the gay agenda
- Students who refuse to complete assignments based on religious beliefs
- Students who express their views that biological boys are boys
- Coworkers who do not support the LGBTQ agenda
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,
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
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.
- Tri State Voice: LGBT Curriculum Opt-Out Petition Gaining Traction In NJ
- TAP into Barnegat: Advocacy Group Names Barnegat Mayor as Guardian of the Family Elected Official
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.
Director of Advocacy
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)
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?
- 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.
- Please SHARE THIS EMAIL by forwarding it to your family members, friends, and pastors.
- 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,
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
- This law violates the fundamental and constitutional rights of parents to direct the moral and educational upbringing of their children. It was written with no opt-out protection nor protections for families who have religious and moral objections to the content.
- This law forces radical sexual ideology and it’s indoctrination into the minds and hearts of our children – again, without parental recourse.
- This law encourages revisionist history and teaches children that they’re no more than the sum of their sexual desires and feelings.
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!
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder and Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council