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Guidance is now banned?!?

On Wednesday, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed a legislation to make it illegal for licensed therapists in Nevada to try and convince kids that identify themselves as gay to be heterosexual, a practice commonly called “conversion therapy.”

Sponsored by state Senator David Parks, a Democrat rep from Las Vegas, the legislation states that “‘Conversion therapy’ means any practice or treatment that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person, including, without limitation, a practice or treatment that seeks to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward persons of the same gender.”

“Nevada has a long record of passing progressive legislation to protect the LGBTQ community with bipartisan support, and I want to thank Governor Sandoval for signing this critical legislation to protect LGBTQ youth,” Parks said in a statement. “Banning conversion therapy makes Nevada a safer place for children who are at a higher risk of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and even suicide.”

Before it was signed, the bill was amended to contain protections for religious organizations, and clergy whose religious views may require talking to kids about homosexuality in ways that would otherwise be deemed illegal under the clauses of the legislation.

A self-described “bisexual,” Yvette Cantu Schneider, who advocates for LGBTQ rights, claims that conversion therapy doesn’t work and can cause severe issues.

“I think this bill is important because it illegitimatizes the idea that there’s something wrong with being gay,” Schneider said. “I think that’s what makes it important for children. They’re not getting that message that, ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with me.’”

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Next time keep your freedoms to yourself!

Professor Paul Griffiths, 61, who teaches Catholic theology at Duke Divinity School has resigned after facing action for calling an anti-racism program “intellectually flaccid.”

Griffiths reportedly made some controversial comments, as revealed by a published string of emails that began in February, when Duke’s administration called the faculty to participate in racial equity training.

An associate professor of Old Testament, Anathea Portier-Young was noted saying that those who have never taken a course like this before, described it as transformative, powerful, and life-changing.” She said she believes “it will have great dividends for our community.”

Griffiths, on the other hand, had an entirely different view. On his email that went out to all faculty members, he described the training as a waste of time.

“I exhort you not to attend this training,” Griffiths wrote in his email on Feb. 6. “Don’t lay [sic] waste your time by doing so. It’ll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there’ll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty.”

“When (if) it gets beyond that, its illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies will show,” he continued. “Events of this sort are definitively anti-intellectual.”

A few hours later, the school’s dean Elaine Heat reprimanded Griffiths for such strong criticism of the training in an open forum. In her email, Dean Heath wrote: ““It is inappropriate and unprofessional to use mass emails to make disparaging statements — including arguments ad hominem — in order to humiliate or undermine individual colleagues or groups of colleagues with whom we disagree.”

“The use of mass emails to express racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry is offensive and unacceptable, especially in a Christian institution,” she added.

As per the email exchange the two had, Heath requested a meeting with Griffiths. However, the two failed to agree on the conditions of the sit-down and thus, it never quite happened.

In his emails, Griffiths had claimed that “intellectual freedom — freedom to speak and write without fear of discipline and punishment — is under pressure at Duke Divinity these days.”

He went on to express that he had been a subject of two separate disciplinary proceedings.

“Duke Divinity is now a place in which too many thoughts can’t be spoken and too many disagreements remain veiled because of fear,” the professor wrote. “I commend a renunciation of fear-based discipline to those who deploy and advocate it, and its replacement with confidence in speech.”

Thomas Pfau, a member of the Duke Divinity School faculty for 26 years further emphasized on Griffith’s point, by writing in his email that he is “fundamentally in agreement” with Griffith and that a school is an “intellectual asylum.”

“Any academic unit, DDS included, can only flourish if differences of opinion on any variety of subjects are respected and engaged on their intrinsic merits,” Pfau wrote. “Having reviewed Paul Griffiths’ note several times, I find nothing in it that could even remotely be said to ‘express racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.’

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USS Porter conducting night operations

The two words used by liberals to describe women who are “oppressed” by Republicans, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton, are “She Persisted.” However, on Saturday, it was the conservatives who took to twitter to use the moniker to describe the woman who fired about half of the tomahawk missiles that hit a Syrian air base, US Navy Commander Andria Slough. As soon as it was publicized that it was her who commanded the warship that fired the missiles, she was hailed a hero and a role model for young women around the world.

Commander Slough is in command of the USS Porter, one of the US Navy warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the two that fired missiles on the Shayrat airfield in Syria. The airfield was reportedly used to carry out chemical attacks on a rebel-controlled village in northern Syria.

According to Capital Gazette, Commander Slough is a graduate of the US Naval Academy. The Capital Gazette writes:

“During her military career, Slough has served as a combat information center officer and an auxiliaries and electrical officer with the USS O’Brien. She’s also served as a weapons officer in the USS The Sullivans and executive and commanding officer USS Defender, according to the Navy’s website. She’s the former deputy director for the Joint Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense Operations and Training.

Slough has a received awards like the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Pacific Fleet Shiphandler of the Year and the VADM John D. Bulkeley Leadership Award.”

While liberal women are quick to laud women who show courage, valor and nobility, there was no sign of any praise for Slough, who showed more courage and bravery in the face of brutality, than any women the Left is so fond of.

However, it was good to see that the conservatives didn’t leave her show of bravery go unnoticed. They took to Twitter, and using the same #ShePersisted and #IAmWithHer hashtags, honored her and celebrated her actions.

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Political Correctness was born from the legacy of Martin Luther King and is arguably a twisted extension of tact and courtesy that has suffered from “scope creep” for 65 years.

Today, in college campuses and urban areas around the nation, the epidemic of political correctness has resulted in the need for “safe spaces” and other zones to protect a new generation of Americans from thought that counters their own.

While the corporate media considers it a return to racism, the campaign and coming presidency of Donald Trump has embolden Americans to stop biting their tongues and speak up regardless of whether or not they are seen as politically incorrect . . . or even racist.

Take the video above shot before Christmas in a mall in Louisville, Kentucky.

Two non-English speaking women, assumedly immigrants, cut into a long line of shoppers, and an elderly woman . . . right or wrong . . . goes off on them.

While the video is labeled “racism still a huge problem” if you look past the sternness and rudeness of the woman’s words, there was no evidence of racism, just language that makes assumptions and a total lack of tact.

The woman’s “blow up” is a symptom of the takeover of liberalism and their success at controlling the thoughts and actions of a large portion of people around the nation, and arguably a majority of the nation’s youth.

It’s also a sign that not only have Americans had enough, but through the political climate or an alignment of the stars, they’re going to push back.

The push back is something that liberals can not or will not understand.

Nejolo Matrilo commented on the video, “Trump supporters don’t see anything racist about this video . . . Fuck Trump and you white bigots. This is not your country.”

The comment by Nejolo is typical of a liberal mindset – at least from what is seen online and with the corporate and liberal media.

Just days after the election, Time Magazine ran with headline, “Racist incidents are up since Donald Trump’s Election.”

Al Jazeera, the New Yorker, CNN, and USA Today all published similar headlines with CNN running the report. “Hate crimes, racist graffiti after election” just six days ago.

As political correctness continues to die, expect reports of “racism” to skyrocket in a desperate attempt by the left and the media to regain ground with one of their most effective tools.

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While teachers across the national are literally under attack by unruly youth, a Kansas City educator, Chris Cobb, was forced to resign after a student accused the teacher of 17 years of making racist statements.

The alleged statements including telling his black students that ,”0 years ago, they weren’t considered human” and that “white were superior to blacks.”

Reading between the lines of the statements that were conveyed through black youth, it is clear that this was a lesson that went far over the heads of the students.

Cobb, a former Peace Corps volunteer who lived in Africa released the following statement to a local news organization:

While the county school board accepted Cobb’s resignation, it was not effective until the end of the year . . . which set off parents who showed up at the school board meeting to shout down the board members for over three hours.

Was Cobb given a fair chance to defend himself or should students hold power over teachers with claims of racism? Comment below.

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Liberals love to try to create laws that control Americans and strip us of our rights. Everything must be politically correct, and if you are white without guilt you are racist.

By the “huge” number of Trump voters, it is safe to say there are millions of Americans who are fed up with “political correctness” and being vilified for wanting to own a gun.

What can we do about it?

Here are 10 real laws that conservatives should start enforcing and watch how fast liberals lose their minds.

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Political Correctness

A government anti-radicalization internet program set to be launched months ago is finally up and running with the changes demanded by Islamic activists that claimed the original version was biased against Muslims.

This is a story Judicial Watch has followed closely.Political Correctness Back in November JW reported that the Obama administration abruptly pulled the plug on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website aimed at preventing the radicalization of youth after Muslim and Arab rights groups protested that it was discriminatory and would lead to bullying, bias and religious profiling of students. The interactive website (“Don’t Be a Puppet”) was created by the U.S. government as a tool for the nation’s schools to prevent susceptible youth from getting recruited online by terrorists. The stated goal is to combat a growing epidemic of violent extremism by keeping youth from falling prey to online terrorists.

But when the website first went live in early November, 2015 the same Islamic groups that have strong-armed federal and local law enforcement agencies into purging ant-terrorism training material considered offensive to Muslims, expressed outrage. The Obama administration promptly caved in and changes were made. One of the groups, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, issued a victory statement saying the website improperly characterized Muslims as a suspect community with targeted focus and stereotypical depictions that could exasperate the problem by leading to bullying, bias and religious profiling. The group also fired off a follow-up letter, signed by other Muslim rights advocates, suggesting the FBI stay away from schools. They claimed the original “Don’t Be a Puppet” site created a “dangerous precedent of FBI overreach into sectors of our society that are best managed by experts, like teachers, curriculum developers, and other educators.”

A few days ago the revamped, Muslim activist-approved version of “Don’t Be a Puppet” quietly went up on the FBI’s website and it omits any reference to Islamist extremism or Islam. It does, however, list other types of extremism such as white supremacy extremists, environmental extremists, militia extremists, religious extremists and anarchist extremists. The website defines violent extremism as “encouraging, condoning, justifying or supporting the commission of a violent act to achieve political, ideological, religious, social or economic goals.” A section that addresses why people become violent extremists claims there’s no single reason to explain it “but it often happens when someone is trying to fill a deep personal need.” As examples it lists those who may feel alone or lack meaning and purpose in life, those who are emotionally upset after a stressful event and people who don’t feel valued or appreciated by society or think they have limited chances to succeed.

Another section says groups that commit acts of violent extremism can have very different beliefs and goals, an obvious effort to diversify the terrorist population and avoid singling out Islamists. “They are located in many countries around the world,” the website proclaims. Al Qaeda, Somalia-based Al Shabaab, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and ISIS/ISIL are listed as international violent extremist groups. The website goes out of its way to explain that, although ISIL calls itself “Islamic State” it does “not represent mainstream Islam and the vast majority of Muslims are horrified by their actions.” U.S. groups with some of the most common domestic ideologies are identified as abortion extremists, animal rights, sovereign citizen extremists and white supremacists. Islamic extremists aren’t mentioned anywhere in the FBI’s revamped website.

This pathetic censorship is part of a broader effort by the government to appease Muslim rights groups, which have proven to wield tremendous power in the Obama administration. This is especially true of the terrorist front organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which also flexed its muscle in this matter. It was CAIR that got the FBI to purge anti-terrorism material determined to be offensive to Muslims. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal a few years ago and obtained hundreds of pages of FBI documents with details of the arrangement. JW also published a special in-depth report on the subject. CAIR and its allies also got several police departments in President Obama’s home state of Illinois to cancel essential counterterrorism courses over accusations that the instructor was anti-Muslim. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands.

 

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If you thought liberals were practically rewriting history to make it more politically corrected, it turns out those fears were well founded.

At one Dutch art museum, they’re doing exactly that: renaming historical works of art, in order to make the painting titles more politically correct.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the most iconic museums in Europe, has changed over 300 paintings already.

For example, “Young Negro Girl,” painted in 1900 by Simon Maris has been renamed the far less racial, “A Young Girl Holding A Fan.”

While the project has received the endorsement and praise of the International Committee of Museums, which writes the code of ethics for many of Europe’s largest museums, it’s attracted widespread criticism from others.

Some have criticized the “anachronism” of putting modern-day titles onto historical works—rather than use their original titles. And others feel that tampering with art, especially to make it more politically correct, is a dangerous form of censorship that could hurt art in the future.

However, the curator leading the process at the Rijksmuseum, Martine Gosselink, didn’t seem fazed by criticism—explaining that the whole point was, in fact, to make the art more politically correct.

“The point of the project is not to use names given by whites to others,” she explained. “We Dutch are called kaaskops, or cheeseheads, sometimes, and we wouldn’t like it if we went to a museum in another country and saw descriptions of images of us as ‘kaas kop woman with kaas kop child,’ and that’s exactly the same as what’s happening here.”

Another prominent curator, who has also been involved with the renaming process, agreed: “The aim of the museum is not to provide a biased view of the works or the people represented in them,” said curator Eveline Sint Nicolaas. “It should provide a neutral space for viewers to make their own judgements.”

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Proponents of political correctness just won a major victory in North Dakota, and it could mean big changes for college sports.

University of North Dakota announced Wednesday that the school would drop its famed “Fighting Sioux” mascot, under pressure from Native American groups and liberal activists.

In its place? UND sprots teams will now be known as the “Fighting Hawks.”

Fighting Hawks was selected after an online vote, allowing students, alumni, employees, and donors to decide between Fighting Hawks and Roughriders. Keeping the name as the Fighting Sioux was not an option.

“This is an appropriate choice,” said UND President Robert Kelley. “Fighting Hawks symbolizes the competitive spirit of our athletes, the perseverance of the North Dakota Spirit, and the continued ascendancy of the university and the state.”

UND has been under fire–as have many teams that feature “racially insensitive” Native American-themed mascots. Most notably, Washington, D.C.’s NFL football team, the Redskins, has been inundated with calls from liberals, including some high-powered Democratic politicians, to change their name.

So far, the Redskins have refused to change their name–but many colleges and high schools have taken the bait after coming under fire, and switched their mascots to something less controversial.

While the name change will take affect immediately, Kelley admits that UND has “a lot of work still to do” to finalize its rebranding, including coming up with new graphics and style guidelines. The school plans to reach out to marketing firms soon to develop something permanent, but plans to use “transitional” logos in the meantime.

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