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
Many might assume that President Biden and Vice President Harris are focused on vaccinating the population against COVID-19 or perhaps something related to the environment and climate change. But, the Biden/Harris Administration has a different top priority—championing gender theory, or the idea that a person can change their sex and that everyone else must affirm that decision or be punished.
This would be laughable at times, like when we learned that Biden’s budget changed the word “mother” to “birthing person.” It sounds ridiculous and out-of-touch, but the truth is that gender theory is a very dangerous political agenda, especially for children. Yet, the Administration seems determined to force gender theory into every aspect of our lives and especially onto our children.
Here are just a few examples:
BREAKING TODAY: GOODBYE TO TITLE IX
Just today, Biden’s Education Department released new “official” guidance that it will interpret the word “sex” in Title IX to include “gender identity.” In other words, a student can “identify” as the opposite sex at any time, for any reason.
The results for real American families? This means the end of girls’ sports, the invasion of privacy in locker rooms, and serious damage to their scholarships. It’s a pretty low blow, especially considering that Title IX’s 49th anniversary comes next week—stay tuned for more on that!
The irony is that Title IX is inherently built on sex-based distinctions. It is the federal civil rights law enacted to make sure women and girls have equal access to educational opportunities– and that requirement includes sports. To redefine Title IX so that any man can declare himself to be a woman at any time for any reason makes Title IX virtually pointless.
Read FPA’s official statement to the media about the Education Department’s new “guidance” on Title IX.
THE EQUALITY ACT
Many Americans are now familiar with this dangerous piece of legislation that President Biden labeled his top priority early on. The Equality Act would use the sweeping federal Civil Rights law to force gender theory onto the entire country, giving the same protection to a person because of their self-declared gender identity as we would because of their race.
The Equality Act would result in:
- Pressuring struggling children toward experimental hormones and surgery to “transition” their sex
- Allowing males to overtake girls’ athletics
- Allowing males to enter women’s locker rooms and shelters
- Closing the doors of faith-based foster and adoption agencies
- Denying parental rights in the name of sexual politics
- Silencing everyone who disagrees
- Forcing curriculum that teaches children they may be “born in the wrong body” into every public school
Thankfully, your voices have stopped the Equality Act from moving forward, but we expect a vote in the Senate on the bill next week!
To help, TAKE ACTION now, using our 1-minute Action Center to tell your Senator to vote NO! It is critical that this vote fails in the Senate!
To learn more, join me and our friends at The Heritage Foundation Thursday morning for “How the Equality Act’s Gender Ideology Would Harm Children.”
RSVP: Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 10:00AM-10:30AM Eastern Time
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S “GENDER THEORY MUST BE EVERYWHERE IN AMERICA” ORDER
Biden and Harris must have known that the Equality Act would be a hard-sell to American families because on his very first day in office, Biden issued an executive order mandating that all government agencies—including those that most affect us in our everyday lives, such as the Health and Education Departments—must implement his gender theory into every area of law and regulation.
Passing the Equality Act into law, especially with the filibuster still intact in the Senate, is a heavy lift. It’s much easier for President Biden to issue a power-grabbing fiat with his pen, taking a chance that the American voters may not call him on it.
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: PERFORM TRANSGENDER OPERATIONS OR ELSE
The Biden/Harris Health Department also joined the “gender theory propaganda bandwagon” in a big way. The Department recently announced that it would also interpret the word “sex” in Title IX and in Obamacare to also mean “gender identity”—just like we saw today from the Education Department.
This means that healthcare professionals such as doctors, hospitals, and insurers are required to provide transgender interventions on individuals. What does this look like in practice? If a hospital is willing to perform a mastectomy on a woman who has breast cancer, then the rule will require the hospital to also perform mastectomies on women—or even young girls—who identify as transgender. If they administer hormones for certain medical treatments, they must also be willing to administer them for teenagers seeking to “transition.” Under the rule, professionals would be required to perform these operations even if they do not believe them to be in the patient’s best interest in their professional judgment.
It’s a very twisted rule, clearly proving the point that this agenda puts politics over people every time.
The Biden/Harris Administration’s top priority is clearly dangerous with far-reaching consequences, especially for children who are affected at schools and who are not of an age where they can truly offer informed consent for serious medical operations.
But the GOOD NEWS is, it’s not all bad news!
- The Biden/Harris Administration’s obsession with gender theory shows how out-of-touch they are with real American families.
- More and more people are speaking out boldly to say “enough is enough!” every day.
- Over 30 states considered legislation to #SaveGirlsSports this year, with at least 7 states passing it into law!
- Arkansas became the first state in the nation to protect children from experimental transgender “treatments”!
- There’s still time to TAKE ACTION on the Equality Act to tell your Senators to vote NO.
- Even the Associated Press has admitted that the states taking action against gender theory, especially to save girls sports, are stopping the Equality Act!
So, take heart! Your voice in your state and to Congress is making a difference! And, your courage to speak out boldly against harmful gender ideology is making a difference. There’s a new wave of fellow Americans and believers washing over America with a renewed sense of hope, determination, and dedication to truth.
Standing together for His glory,
Vice President, Strategy
HHS Assistant Secretary Nominee Rachel Levine
Despite promises of “unity” in January, President Biden’s parade of nominees to serve in important cabinet positions demonstrates allegiance to a radical, one-sided agenda.
Just last week, on an almost entirely partisan vote, the Senate confirmed Biden’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra. Mr. Becerra now leads HHS with no relevant medical experience. Instead, he comes to this important post with a resume reflecting a political career dedicated to extreme positions on abortion and opposing religious freedom – even for nuns and crisis pregnancy centers – throughout his time as a U.S. Representative and attorney general in California.
TODAY, the U.S. Senate will determine whether to confirm Biden’s pick for Xavier Becerra’s Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine.
Here’s where Big Tech Censorship comes in. In January, Twitter locked out Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen from their own Twitter account for correctly identifying Dr. Levine as a biological male who now identifies as a woman. Twitter claimed that stating this fact was “hateful conduct.” Big Tech must have decided to control any narrative around Dr. Levine because the censoring of Focus on the Family was not an isolated incident.
UPDATE: Despite appeals to Twitter, Focus on the Family is still locked out of their account.
Your support made it possible for Family Policy Alliance to jump into action. We launched a campaign on Twitter, challenging the tech giant – #AreWeNext to get banned simply for stating biological fact? Members of Congress and nearly 50 state and national organizations joined in the #AreWeNext campaign to defend our friends at Focus on the Family, including penning a letter to Twitter.
In fact, so many of you responded, that we’re only 4,000 away from 50,000 individual Americans signing our petition to Twitter that we’d like to deliver very soon!
If you have not yet signed our petition to Twitter to stop their censorship and free Focus on the Family’s account, please add your name here!
Since Focus on the Family was censored by Twitter for correctly identifying Dr. Rachel Levine’s biological sex, Dr. Levine has been through nomination hearings in the U.S. Senate. His answers to certain questions again revealed adherence to a radical political agenda – unfitting and deeply concerning for a national health policy leader.
Dr. Levine has openly advocated that even young children should be able to take experimental hormones to “transition” to the opposite sex—and that parents shouldn’t intervene. When Senator Rand Paul (KY) asked Dr. Levine whether children are indeed capable of making such life-altering decisions like “changing their sex,” Dr. Levine refused to answer the question.
In nearly every other area of law and life, minors are considered incapable of making adult decisions because their brains are not yet fully developed. This is why children can’t enter into contracts, why they are not typically treated as adults in criminal proceedings, and why parents have to sign permission forms for them to take a Tylenol at school.
A person considered for a top position in leading our nation’s health policy should be able to recognize that children are in need of protection, especially when it comes to their health. A person who believes that a 14-year-old has the mental capacity to assess the long-term consequences of a double-mastectomy on a healthy body is not fit for a top position in the Department of Health.
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Thank you for taking action!
Vice President for Strategy
P.S. Twitter should not be censoring truth, and Dr. Levine’s radical agenda for children has no place in America’s health policy. We have to draw a firm line when it comes to truth, and when it comes to protecting our children. Please join us today: