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  • The Spy at Harriton High

    02/24/2010 7:32:11 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 61 replies · 1,246+ views
    StrydeHax Blog ^ | 21 February 2010 | Stryde
    This investigation into the remote spying allegedly being conducted against students at Lower Merion represents an attempt to find proof of spying and a look into the toolchain used to accomplish spying. Taking a look at the LMSD Staff List, Mike Perbix is listed as a Network Tech at LMSD. Mr. Perbix has a large online web forum footprint as well as a personal blog, and a lot of his posts, attributed to his role at Lower Merion, provide insight into the tools, methods, and capabilities deployed against students at LMSD. Of the three network techs employed at LMSD, Mr....
  • Suit: Pa. school spied on students via laptops

    02/18/2010 1:41:55 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 43 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/18/10 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    A suburban Philadelphia school district used school-issued laptop webcams to spy on students at home, potentially catching them and their families in compromising situations, a family claims in a federal lawsuit. Lower Merion School District officials can activate the webcams without students' knowledge or permission, the suit said. Plaintiffs Michael and Holly Robbins suspect the cameras captured students and family members as they undressed and in other embarrassing situations, according to the suit. * * * The Robbinses said they learned of the alleged webcam images when Lindy Matsko, an assistant principal at Harriton High School, told their son that...
  • Leaked Document: No Opt-Out for Children from Pro-Gay Classes in Ontario Schools

    02/15/2010 4:04:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,206+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/10 | Patrick B. Craine
    HAMILTON, Ontario, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Public school children in Hamilton, Ontario will not be permitted to withdraw from classes that promote homosexuality, according to the Hamilton Mountain News. At the same time, according to a leaked document obtained by a local journalist, teachers are being instructed to tell parents who object to the curriculum that “this is not about parent rights.”At the end of January, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) hosted a professional development day dedicated to “equity” training, where they distributed a sheet to teachers with “quick responses” they can offer to parents who object to...
  • Leaked Document: No Opt-Out for Children from Pro-Gay Classes in Ontario Schools

    02/16/2010 8:04:14 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 31 replies · 809+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | February 15, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    HAMILTON, Ontario, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Public school children in Hamilton, Ontario will not be permitted to withdraw from classes that promote homosexuality, according to the Hamilton Mountain News. At the same time, according to a leaked document obtained by a local journalist, teachers are being instructed to tell parents who object to the curriculum that “this is not about parent rights.” At the end of January, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) hosted a professional development day dedicated to “equity” training, where they distributed a sheet to teachers with “quick responses” they can offer to parents who object...
  • Cervical cancer vaccine debate heading to the Legislature (NY/Gardasil w/o Parental Concent)

    02/09/2010 3:23:41 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | February 9, 2010 | RICK KARLIN
    ALBANY -- The debate over making cervical cancer vaccines available to young women is coming to the state Legislature today. A group of anti-vaccine activists plans to attend this morning's Senate Codes Committee hearing to protest a bill that would let health care professionals give the vaccine to women younger than 18 without parental consent. The measure, sponsored in the Senate by Liz Krueger and in the Assembly by Amy Paulin -- both Democrats -- aims to protect women against preventable cervical cancer. The legislation also notes that Planned Parenthood clinics have been seeing teenagers coming in and requesting the...
  • Planned Parenthood demands condoms for ten-year-olds

    02/09/2010 11:48:54 AM PST · by aquapub · 43 replies · 758+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-9-10 | Robert Moon
    The leftist pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood has released a new report calling for children as young as ten years old to be given access to contraceptives and taught to be "sexual beings"...
  • Obama wants school vending machines banned

    02/08/2010 1:06:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 1,578+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 2/8/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will ask Congress to improve childhood nutrition by ridding school vending machines of sugary snacks and drinks and giving school lunch and breakfast to more kids. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration will seek changes when Congress overhauls the Childhood Nutrition Act. "Our children deserve better nutrition, and our country's better and brighter future depends on it," Vilsack said. "And with the reauthorization of the Childhood Nutrition Act scheduled this year, there won't be a better time than now to act boldly."
  • Parents found guilty in Oregon City faith-healing trial

    02/02/2010 3:15:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 805+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 2, 2010 | Nicole Dungca
    2:58 p.m. A Clackamas County jury found Jeffrey and Marci Beagley guilty today of criminally negligent homicide for failing to seek medical care for their 16-year-old son Neil Beagley. Instead of taking their son to a doctor when he became ill, the Beagleys treated him with faith healing – prayer, anointing with oil and laying on of hands. The Beagleys could face a maximum of 10 years in prison. Because the two have no prior convictions, the normal sentencing range under state sentencing guidelines would be 16 to 18 months in prison. Neil Beagley died on June 17, 2008, of...
  • Reengineering the Family (What are the consequences of our severing biology from parenthood?)

    02/01/2010 8:02:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 1,076+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2010 | Heather Macdonald
    An image from a TV ad for gay marriage, reproduced in the January 18 New Yorker, provides a Rorschach test for reactions to America’s ongoing revolution in family structure. Two men in black suits stand shoulder to shoulder in a group of people, looking into each other’s eyes. In their arms are two newborns in white baby clothes and blankets. Though it’s not immediately apparent from the photo, the men are at a baptism for their infants. The ad, still being test-marketed, is called “Family Values,” and is intended to emphasize the “conventionality of gay couples,” explains the New Yorker....
  • House Bill 371 (Parental rights under attack in Ohio)

    01/20/2010 11:57:08 AM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 32 replies · 788+ views
    HB 371 would repeal the terms “abused”, “neglected”, and “dependent” children in major sections of Ohio’s civil code and create a new category – “a child in need of protective services” This shift in core terms in state law will affect every Ohio family with minor children, because it will clearly broaden the net cast by child protective service agencies to justify an increase in the state’s intervention into the home. Proposed R.C. 2151.03 defines a "child in need of protective services" to be one in which ONE act or omission of a parent (or guardian / legal custodian) results...
  • Parents arrested for failing to register home-schooled kids

    01/05/2010 10:38:45 AM PST · by Sopater · 145 replies · 3,601+ views
    CBS 6 Albany ^ | January 04, 2010 3:33 PM | Michelle Kim
    A Montgomery County couple has been arrested on child endangerment charges for failing to register their children with the school district as they were home-schooled, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Richard Cressy, 47, and Margie Cressy, 41, both of the town of Glen, never registered their four children or their home-schooling curriculum with the local school district, said the Sheriff's Office. The Superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District confirmed the four children, ranging in age from 8 to 14, had not been registered with the school district for the last seven years.
  • Vt. judge: Birth mom must transfer custody of 7-year-old daughter to former lesbian partner

    12/30/2009 7:39:32 AM PST · by walford · 42 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Wilson Ring
    ...Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination in 2002. The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian. Cohen awarded custody of the girl to Jenkins on Nov. 20 after finding Miller in contempt of court for denying Jenkins access to the girl. The judge said the only way to ensure equal access to the child was to switch custody. He also said the benefits to the child of having access to both parents would be worth the...
  • Laura Ingraham PWNS Diane Francis on China's ONE CHILD Policy

    12/15/2009 12:57:36 PM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 18 replies · 1,066+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12/15/09 | docdetroit2006
    The video is here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9--Zp-d5Zs
  • Indiana: Public School Wanted 2nd Graders to Sing "Allah is God"....

    12/14/2009 5:11:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies · 2,255+ views
    They go out of their way to not mention Jesus or any reference to Christmas being a Christian holiday and then they want the kids to sing "Allah is god." The height of liberal PC insanity..... A battle over religion is brewing in central Indiana after a public school wanted second graders to sing a song declaring, “Allah is God.” The phrase was removed just before the performance after a national conservative group launched a protest. The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production. It included references...
  • Indiana School Removes 'Allah' From Holiday Show After Protests

    12/14/2009 5:29:35 PM PST · by Dubya · 26 replies · 858+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | FOX NEWS
    An elementary school in Indiana reportedly removed a mention of Allah in its holiday show after protests from a national conservative Christian group. Lantern Road Elementary Principal Danielle Thompson told IndyStar.com that school officials in Fishers, Ind., attempted to teach inclusiveness through the second-grade program that included portions on Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. "It went off last night without a hitch," Thompson told the Web site. "Several families thought it was a nice program."
  • I will not render to Caesar what is God's

    12/15/2009 9:30:06 AM PST · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 611+ views
    Folks, this according to the Thomas More Law Center: ANN ARBOR, MI – Tomorrow, December 16, 2009, at 10 AM PST, a panel of eleven judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting in San Francisco will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s virulent resolution attacking the Catholic Church for its teachings against homosexual adoptions. The en banc panel will review the earlier opinion of a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit that upheld the resolution. Thomas More Law Center attorney Robert Muise will argue the case on behalf of the plaintiffs in...
  • Dad Barred From Taking His Jewish Baby To Church

    12/13/2009 11:09:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 370 replies · 5,770+ views
    cbs3.com ^ | Chicago Dec 11, 2009
    A father has been hit with an unusual restraining order: Keep his daughter away from any religion that is not Jewish. After the girl's parents split up, the father went to a Catholic church and had the girl baptized, CBS station WBBM-TV reports. Joseph Reyes, 35, had his daughter baptized and sent his ex-wife a picture of the ceremony. Rebecca Reyes says she only learned of her daughter's Baptism when Joseph sent her the picture, and that he sent it out of malice. Joseph Reyes denies this. "I sent it because Rebecca asked me for pictures," he said. Rebecca Reyes...
  • Germany Jails Eight Christian Fathers for Removing Children from Sex-Ed Class

    12/11/2009 3:52:22 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,507+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 11, 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    WESTPHALIA, Germany, December 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At least eight Russo-German families in Salzkotten, Germany, have suffered heavy fines and now their fathers have been sentenced to prison, because they have refused to send their elementary school-age children to mandatory sexual education classes. The International Human Rights Group, a Christian legal defense organization that defends religious liberty and the right to homeschool in Europe, reports that in addition to refusing to allow their children to attend sex-ed classes, the families also resisted having their children enlisted in a theatre production of "Mein Körper gehört mir" or "My Body Belongs to...
  • Kevin Jennings' Legacy: Veteran Teacher Traumatized

    12/08/2009 10:41:33 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies · 701+ views
    massresistance.net ^ | 12/08/2009 | n/a
    This veteran teacher says that if parents believe that keeping their children out of sex-ed classes will prevent the children from hearing and believing the agenda that permeates our schools, they are wrong. It might make the parent feel good and give a false sense of security that all is okay under his roof. But what about GLSEN's "Integrated Curriculum Plan?" How does a parent remove his child from math, science, English, social studies, and foreign languages when teachers have been taught to plant little contaminated seeds into the fertilized ground of the usual daily lessons? This teacher's name will...
  • Judge: Parents bigots for opposing 'gay' lessons

    12/04/2009 6:23:15 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 40 replies · 1,709+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/4/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    A judge has attacked parents, suggesting they are bigots for seeking to opt-out their elementary-age children from a mandatory controversial pro-homosexual curriculum, according to a non-profit law firm.
  • Schools let students seek secret abortions

    11/19/2009 6:57:51 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    WND via The Woodward Report ^ | November 18, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 12-year-old girl is prohibited from bringing aspirin to California public schools without a note from her mother or father – but in many California districts she may sign herself out of classes, leave her junior-high campus without parental permission, secretly have an abortion and return to school before the end of the day – and her own family may be none the wiser. Parents and educators across the state have been in heated debate over school policies allowing children to be excused during class time without parental notification for "confidential medical services" such as abortions, birth control, and drug...
  • Council bans parents from play areas

    10/29/2009 10:53:43 AM PDT · by FromLori · 25 replies · 841+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/29/09
    Parents have been banned from supervising their children in public playgrounds, because they have not undergone criminal record checks. Only council-vetted "play rangers" are now allowed to monitor youngsters in two adventure areas in Watford while parents must watch from outside a perimeter fence. The Watford Borough Council policy has been attacked as insulting and a disgrace by furious relatives who say they are being labelled as potential paedophiles.
  • Forget Father, Big Brother Knows Best

    10/12/2009 8:02:46 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | October 11, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Minneapolis firefighter and paramedic John Ackerman joins Fightin Words to discuss recent cases where parents faced homicide charges for turning to religion as medicine rather than modern science. What are the proper bounds of parental authority? How much religious freedom is too much? Who gets to decide, and where do they derive their authority? Part one of a two part interview, to be continued next week.
  • Public hearing on David Parker Parents Rights bill this Tuesday Oct. 13 at MA State House!

    10/08/2009 4:25:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies · 250+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/8/2009 | n/a
    In 1995 MassResistance (then known as Parents Rights Coalition) wrote and successfully lobbied for the Parental Notification Law (Ch. 71 Sec. 32A) which was signed into law by Gov. Bill Weld in 1996. Unfortunately, the law (which is "opt-out" and is aimed at sex education) has serious flaws and loopholes. In 1995 we did not anticipate the aggressive homosexual agenda in the schools. MassResistance has carefully crafted a new bill to address this issue properly, and close those loopholes. It's Bill H406 which we've named the David Parker Parents Rights Bill. It completely re-writes the current Parental Notification Law. It's...
  • Faith Healers Sentenced to Jail Time

    10/08/2009 8:19:59 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 4 replies · 404+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | October 8, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    This is not a “slippery slope” argument. This is a “line in the sand” argument. Government must not be allowed to stick its nose in the tent of parental affairs except in cases of extraordinary and demonstrable physical abuse and real neglect (starving or exposure). Erring needs to be on the side of parental and religious rights, because we either have them or we don’t. This case, believed to be the first of its kind in the history of the state, sets the precedent that government decides what medical treatment is appropriate rather than parents. It is a very small...
  • Planned Parenthood Used Underage Girls in 10 Clinical Trials Pushing Abortion

    10/06/2009 3:35:45 PM PDT · by julieee · 28 replies · 1,252+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Used Underage Girls in 10 Clinical Trials Pushing Abortion Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)-- A new report from a Planned Parenthood watchdog group finds the abortion business used underage girls in at least 10 clinical trials over the last two decades to push abortion, birth control, and STD testing. The news comes at a time when Planned Parenthood is facing criticism for videos showing it ignoring potential statutory abuse cases. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5548.html
  • Parents Sue Walmart After Kids' Bath Photos Fiasco

    09/17/2009 10:09:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 67 replies · 4,066+ views
    FOXNews ^ | Sept 17 2009 | FOXNews
    PHOENIX — An Arizona couple accused of sexual abuse after taking bath-time photos of their children and then trying to have them developed at Walmart are suing the state and the retail giant. Lisa and Anthony "A.J." Demaree's three young daughters were taken away by Arizona Child Protective Services last fall when a Walmart employee found partially nude pictures of the girls on a camera memory stick taken to the store for processing, according to the suit. The Peoria couple's attorney said Walmart turned the photos over to police and the Demarees were not allowed to see their children for...
  • John Harwood: Parents Who Object To Obama's Speech Aren't Smart Enough To Raise Their Kids (Video)

    09/07/2009 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 948+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/7/09 | talkradio03
    NBC's John Harwood smears parents as stupid, plus a video from the NBC Nightly News going to bat for the Dear Leader on his speech to school children...
  • Angry parents get schools to shun Obama speech to students

    09/04/2009 11:03:26 AM PDT · by SlayerOfBunnies · 35 replies · 1,422+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | September 3, 2009 | Bill Bush
    Angry parents get schools to shun Obama speech to students Dublin, Hilliard, Olentangy districts decide not to show president's TV address Tuesday Thursday, September 3, 2009 11:22 PM By Bill Bush THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH School districts across central Ohio learned today that the list of things parents want their children protected from -- drugs, predators, violence -- now includes the president of the United States delivering a "stay in school" message. Faced with phone calls from angry parents who don't want their children to view the Tuesday address to the nation's students by President Barack Obama, several districts have decided...
  • Quebec Judge Denies Families Religious Exemption From Mandatory School Course in Relativism

    09/04/2009 12:17:51 PM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 6 replies · 508+ views
    LifeSite News.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec, September 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Quebec Superior Court has denied a petition from concerned Catholic parents who wanted exemptions for their children from the province's mandatory relativism program, 'Ethics and Religious Culture' (ERC). In making his decision, the judge, Justice Jean-Guy Dubois, relied heavily on two Catholic sources: (1) the testimony of a Catholic theologian who emphasized that the Catholic Church values instruction in other religions, and (2) the position of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops, who did not support "a priori" exemptions based on religion. Even without the support of his brother bishops, Quebec City...
  • Homeschooled Girl Ordered by Court to Attend Public School Over Her 'Rigid' Christian Faith

    08/30/2009 8:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies · 2,016+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/28/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    Amanda Kurowski is a 10-year-old homeschooled girl who performs well academically and is socially well-adjusted. But her strong Christian beliefs were reason enough for a New Hampshire court to order her out of homeschooling and into a public school. The daughter of divorced parents, Amanda has been homeschooled by her mother, Brenda Voydatch since first grade. Her father, Martin Kurowski, is opposed to homeschooling, arguing that it prevents "adequate socialization" for Amanda with other children. He requested that she be placed in a government school. In the process of renegotiating the terms of a parenting plan for the girl, the...
  • Court Orders Christian Child Into Government Education

    08/29/2009 1:17:38 AM PDT · by TheArizona · 27 replies · 1,620+ views
    WND ^ | August 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A 10-year-old homeschool girl described as "well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level" has been told by a New Hampshire court official to attend a government school because she was too "vigorous" in defense of her Christian faith. The decision from Marital Master Michael Garner reasoned that the girl's "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her] counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view."
  • Rifqa Bary--If they can do it to her dad, they can do it to you

    08/24/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT · by foutsc · 77 replies · 1,558+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 24 Aug 09 | foutsc
    If they can do it to Mr. Bary, they can do it to youORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The fate of a 17-year-old girl who ran away from her Ohio home because she says she feared punishment for converting from Islam to Christianity could be decided in an Orlando courtroom Friday. The teenager disappeared last month and police used phone and computer records to track her to the Rev. Blake Lorenz, pastor of Orlando, Fla.-based Global Revolution Church, who she had met through an online Facebook prayer group. My first thought was, this one's easy. Send her back to her family...
  • Man Accused Of Attacking Daughter With Pizza

    08/15/2009 6:36:41 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 73 replies · 3,468+ views
    WFTV 9 ^ | 15 AUG 2009
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A man was arrested and charged with attacking his own daughter with a piece of pizza. Deputies say the 38-year-old father got into an argument with his daughter in Gainesville Friday. The man had asked his daughter to get off her computer. When she would not, he began verbally attacking her, according to deputies. The daughter called 911 when her father threw a piece of pizza that hit her in the back of the neck. The suspect was arrested and charged with felony child abuse. Deputies are not releasing the girl's age or the names of either...
  • Dirty Secret No. 1 in Obamacare

    08/11/2009 6:03:06 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 126 replies · 5,545+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Aug 11, 2009 | Chuck Norris
    Dirty secret No. 1 in Obamacare is about the government's coming into homes and usurping parental rights over child care and development. It's outlined in sections 440 and 1904 of the House bill (Page 838), under the heading "home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children." The programs (provided via grants to states) would educate parents on child behavior and parenting skills. The bill says that the government agents, "well-trained and competent staff," would "provide parents with knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains ... modeling, consulting, and coaching on...
  • Planned Parenthood does not respect parents

    08/05/2009 9:32:54 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 566+ views
    In the “Dating, Family & Friends” section of the Teen Talk web site promoted on Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s home page, a teenage girl asks, “My boyfriend and I have decided that before we have sex [I] should be on the pill or some kind of birth control, but still use a condom. I asked my mom about putting me on Birth control, and [I] even researched it but she said no...what do [I] do now?” PP answers, “It's good that you and your boyfriend have discussed using birth control. In general, parental permission is not needed for prescription...
  • Parental Rights, School Choice and the Homosexual Agenda

    07/29/2009 6:38:46 PM PDT · by tcg · 12 replies · 1,022+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/29/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Members of the activist homosexual community have decided to advance their cultural revolution, in spite of the rights of parents, by using children and the willing administration in some school systems. The Pacific Justice Institute is representing the parents in that area, free of charge. Rather than deal with the specific incident, I want to address the broader problem, the growing failure in some public school districts to respect parental rights. I also want to affirm the Catholic teaching on the primary role of parents in the lives of their children and in education. The Church is in favor of...
  • Wisconsin Dad on Trial in 11-Year-Old Girl's Faith-Healing Death

    07/27/2009 6:35:50 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies · 682+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/09 | Unknown
    AUSAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his daughter by praying instead of seeking lifesaving medical help considered her illness "a test of his faith," a prosecutor told jurors Saturday. Dale Neumann, 47, is a "full-Gospel Christian," who did not know his 11-year-old daughter had diabetes, his defense attorney said. There's also not "a shred of evidence" Neumann knew his prayers would fail to help his daughter or cause her death, the lawyer said. Neumann is charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the 2008 death of his daughter Madeline Neumann, called Kara by her parents. His wife, Leilani,...
  • UK Sex Education Lobby Demands End to Parents' Right to Opt-Out

    07/17/2009 12:21:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 876+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/09 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    UK, July 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The sex education lobby in the UK is putting pressure on the government to ban parents' rights to withdraw their children from the controversial new sex education program that is slated to become a compulsory part of the National Curriculum from September 2011.Parents currently have the right to withdraw their children from sex education under the 1996 Education Act.In response to the Department for Children, Schools and Families' request for public input on the sex education program that would see comprehensive sex-ed begin in Grade 1, "health education" groups such as the Brook Advisory...
  • The deafening MSM silence over eco-zealot/forced abortion advocate John Holdren

    07/13/2009 3:18:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 7/10/09 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, I spotlighted the devastating reporting on Obama “science czar” John Holdren posted at zombietime and featured it as the lead story all weekend. Refresher on Holdren’s eco-zealous views: • Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not; • The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food; • Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise; • People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can...
  • Zogby Poll: Most Americans Want Strengths and Weaknesses of Darwinism Taught In Schools

    07/14/2009 10:19:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 62 replies · 1,684+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 13, 2009 | Christopher Neefus
    (CNSNews.com) - A Zogby poll commissioned by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute says more than three-quarters of Americans would like teachers to have the freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution, with an even higher number reported among Democrats...
  • UK: NHS recommends pupils have an 'orgasm a day' to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

    07/12/2009 12:04:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 62 replies · 2,735+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 12, 2009 | Daniel Martin
    The NHS is telling pupils they have a 'right' to an enjoyable sex life in a leaflet being sent to schools. It encourages them to consider an 'orgasm a day' as a way reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke.And if they can't get sex, the leaflet says children should consider masturbation.  The advice appears in guidance circulated to parents, teachers and youth workers. It says experts have for too long concentrated on the need for 'safe sex' and loving relationships - while ignoring the main reason people have sex, for enjoyment.But family groups condemned the guidance last...
  • Former Surgeon Gen Elders Gets Standing Ovation after Advocating Sex Ed for Kindergarteners

    07/09/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies · 1,395+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | 07/09/09 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders got a standing ovation after speaking at the annual summit of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice where she advocated health clinics offering contraceptives on public school campuses and comprehensive sex education in the schools starting in kindergarten.
  • So Who Thinks I'm a Cop Hater?

    07/05/2009 1:32:21 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 225 replies · 3,690+ views
    Self | July 5, 2009 | SampleMan
    I would welcome fellow Freeper input on an exchange I had with the police last night. First a little background. I've got 20 years in the military, started out my life giving police officers a great deal of respect and knee jerking to their defense. Over the course of years, however, I've lost a lot of respect for the police via watching continual police traffic violations, watching unprofessional behavior and seeing shows of petty tyranny over their fellow citizens. Although I'd still like to be wholeheartedly pro-law and think the way to get respectable enforcement officers is to demand professionalism,...
  • California school district votes to let (jhs & hs) students leave campus for services like abortion

    06/27/2009 6:29:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies · 2,422+ views
    cna ^ | june 27, 2009
    Karen England Sacramento, Calif., Jun 27, 2009 / 08:04 am (CNA).- The Modesto City School Board on Monday voted to allow junior high and high school students to leave campus during the school day for “confidential medical services,” such as abortions, without the consent or knowledge of their parents. The school board adopted the new policy in a preliminary vote of 4-3, the California Catholic Daily says. The board members will take another vote on the issue on July 13.Karen England, executive director of the pro-family lobbying group Capitol Resource Institute, attended the meeting and reported that four people...
  • Obama Administration Pushes CRC Ratification (Int'l Treaty ceding Parental Rights to Gov't)

    06/26/2009 3:58:47 AM PDT · by mycloudburst · 5 replies · 796+ views
    ParentalRights.org ^ | Michael Farris
    Dear Friend of Parental Rights, Monday in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration officials are actively discussing “when and how it might be possible to join” (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely-accepted treaty. This is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC. In my 30 years...
  • Obama's "Safe Schools" Czar Dreamed of "Promoting Homosexuality" to Schoolchildren

    06/19/2009 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Bluebird Singing · 15 replies · 1,273+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | Alex Bush
    June 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kevin Jennings, who was appointed by Obama to be the assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools inside the Department of Education, has always been interested in promoting the homosexualist agenda to schoolchildren. Jennings, cofounder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), told attendees at a GLSEN conference over a decade ago that he looked forward to the day when promoting homosexuality in schools will be seen in a positive light.
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Impact on Private Gun-Ownership in America

    06/14/2009 4:50:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1,007+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 11 June, 2009 | Michael P. Farris
    "The spread of small arms creates a serious global problem and requires an equally urgent response because the lives and futures of children are at stake. These weapons have extinguished more young lives than they have protected." – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director, UNICEF The vast majority of Americans, regardless of their opinions on the increasing scope of international law, agree with the proposition that children should not be used as soldiers. Accordingly, much of the UN literature that addresses children and guns deals with this military-related issue. However, a second theme is quickly found in virtually all UN pronouncements about...
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:The Impact on Private Gun-Ownership in America

    06/13/2009 7:52:00 PM PDT · by Disambiguator · 51 replies · 2,146+ views
    ParentalRights.org ^ | May 11, 2009 | Michael P. Farris, J.D.
    “The spread of small arms creates a serious global problem and requires an equally urgent response because the lives and futures of children are at stake. These weapons have extinguished more young lives than they have protected.” – Carol Bellamy, Executive Director, UNICEF The vast majority of Americans, regardless of their opinions on the increasing scope of international law, agree with the proposition that children should not be used as soldiers. Accordingly, much of the UN literature that addresses children and guns deals with this military-related issue. However, a second theme is quickly found in virtually all UN pronouncements about...
  • CA Public School District Will Force All 1st Graders Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

    06/09/2009 9:02:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 1,936+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 09, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    The Alameda, Calif., public schools are adopting a curriculum that will require first graders to read literature that equates same-sex unions with a family made up of a mother, father and child. Parents will not be allowed to opt their first graders out of the curriculum. Members of the Alameda United School District (AUSD) school board voted 3 to 2 last week to implement the “Safe Schools” curriculum, which supporters say is aimed at stopping anti-homosexual bullying in schools. The program includes a between one and four lessons each year between grades 1 and 5 to introduce students to “LGBT”...