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It’s no secret the country is deeply divided on many issues – abortion and human sexuality among the more significant topics. The Biden Administration continues to plow through social, cultural, and legal norms on its way to fundamentally changing America, but not without a fight. Some states are moving quickly to counter the destructive policies coming out of D.C.
The White House this week announced its National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, which artfully lays out a vision for weaving LGBTQ and abortion industry agendas into its vision for women and girls, and putting the federal government at the head of it all.
It promises “equity” and “equality” in “1) economic security; 2) gender-based violence; 3) health; 4) education; 5) justice and immigration; 6) human rights and equality under the law; 7) security and humanitarian relief; 8) climate change; 9) science and technology; and 10) democracy, participation, and leadership.”
The strategy calls for the expansion and promotion of abortion both in the U.S. and abroad, starting with stopping Texas’ heartbeat law (which saves more than 100 preborn babies every day it is in effect). The strategy states, “The President also launched a whole-of-government effort to respond to the recent Texas law which blatantly violates women’s constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion under Roe v. Wade.”
While the newly announced strategy reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to abortion, the primary focus is on “gender equity and equality.”
The ink was only partially dry on the new gender strategy when the State Department printed its first gender-neutral passport, marked with an “X.” New rules mean all applicants no longer have to provide paperwork verifying their biological sex; they just decide their gender and it’s displayed on their passport.
Also, you’ll remember President Biden signed an Executive Order on Inauguration Day redefining the term “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity. He directed government agencies to institute that definition into “non-discrimination” laws – including Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, which, in part, had paved the way for women to excel in sports. Biden’s new rules will impact each of the 10 categories mentioned above. They also mean biological males can compete against female athletes and share private spaces with women and girls.
The same day the Administration released the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, signed into law the Save Women’s Sports Act, ensuring Texas female athletes a fair playing field. It is the ninth state to pass such legislation.
Clearly, the President will not push his agenda without resistance, and for good reason. Allowing biological males to compete in female sports denies girls and women opportunities that rightfully belong to them. And allowing biological males into girls’ private spaces is degrading and dangerous.
Just this week, students in Loudoun Country, Virginia walked out in protest after a male student, dressed as a girl, sexually assaulted a female student in the girls’ restroom, and is accused of doing the same at another school.
The walk out came after Attorney General Merrick Garland used the power of the federal government to intimidate parents by directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to stand ready to investigate angry parents at school boards.
In a letter to Garland, the National School Board Association (NSBA) likened parents upset at school board meetings to “domestic terrorists” for speaking out against these dangerous policies and other destructive curriculum, including Critical Race Theory (CRT). NSBA cited the arrest of a parent at the Loudoun Country board meeting as proof. Turns out, the man arrested for being upset was the father of the girl who was sexually assaulted in the restroom.
Several cities and state school boards, including Chandler Unified Board, have since severed their relationships with NSBA, and a group of Arizonans recently launched an alternative to NSBA called the Arizona Coalition of School Board Members (ACSBM). The new association takes a student-focused approach to school policy based on the understanding that parents have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their children.
What does this mean for you and me? That it is a time to stand firm, speak out wisely, reveal truth, and have courage. To not grow faint or weary. To pray. To engage.
- Monday, November 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging Texas’ heartbeat law: United States v. Texas and Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. Listen live here beginning at 7:00 a.m. Arizona time.
- Twelve states are suing the Biden Administration for making taxpayers pay for abortions. Read more here.
- Read or listen here about the intensifying push to force those of faith to celebrate the LGBTQ movement.
- January’s March for Life will turn the tables on a familiar term, making next year’s theme: “Equality Begins in the Womb.” Read more here.