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Lies, seduction, and criminal activity: pro-family group exposes homosexual ‘Out in Schools’ program

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VANCOUVER, BC, September 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A national organization located in British Columbia is seeking to expose what they argue are the lies, seduction, and criminal activity at the heart of the homosexual agenda being pushed on students in Canadian schools.

“I believe parents will be shocked and righteously angry when they find out what their children have been subjected to. I hope parents sue their local school boards!” said Kari Simpson, President of Culture Guard, an organization that seeks to safeguard community values such as the natural family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

The Lies

Simpson uncovered what she says was only the tip of the iceberg of the strategy to indoctrinate kids into what she calls the “homosexist sex-activism culture” when she came across Out in Schools (OIS). The program targets students aged 13-18 years and aims to bring “queer films” to local schools to “facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes” and to provide a “safe space to explore these issues.”

Out in Schools touts itself as an “outreach initiative” that “harnesses the powerful medium of film and video to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and violence.” The initiative works towards “the promotion of safer and more diverse communities, free from discrimination and bullying.”

But the truth behind the OIS initiative, said Simpson to LifeSiteNews.com, is far more sinister than one might suspect at first.

Pointing to the pictures of “guys kissing” in an OIS film presentation, Simpson argues that the program is not about making schools safe, but about desensitizing children to the acceptance and ultimately to the practice of the homosexual lifestyle.

“This is moving from desensitization, to acceptance, to practice.”

Simpson told LSN that if this initiative were in fact an anti-bully program, its success would be gauged by a reduction in name-calling and other related problems in the school. Instead, she pointed out, OIS measures the impact of their program by one thing: visibility.

OIS Director of Education Ross Johnstone told The Dependent that the program “measures our impact by the visibility of queer resources and issues at schools.”

“We want teachers to include historically significant LGBT events in their curriculum. Make available to teachers and students useful queer resources to help deal with their problems. Have anti-bullying posters on the walls and create friendly and inclusive spaces.”

Simpson told LSN that OIS is marketed to school boards, parents and students as an “anti-bullying” program, but that this is nothing but a “false representation of the product and the intent of the program.”

The Seduction

Simpson’s major concern about the OIS program is that it lures children into the “life of sex activism” under the guise of promoting health and safety with a Public Service Announcement (PSA) competition. PSAs are short messages for radio or television intended to effect change in public attitudes and behaviours.

OIS makes it clear on their website that the goal of the Annual Anti-Homophobia Youth PSA competition is to change people’s attitudes towards homosexuality. “Submissions should have an anti-homophobia message and promote safer schools, free from bullying and homophobia.” Youths are promised that the winning film will premiere on the big screen at the Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (QFF).

“They want the kids to be mini filmmakers,” says Simpson, adding that the promise to win a public screening is a “your-name-up-in-lights kind of psychology.”

The winners of the student competition along with their friends are invited to the under-25 Fierce & Fabulous Party, co-presented by the Vancouver QFF, where the winning Anti-Homophobia PSA films are showcased. The party that took place this past August exhibited sexually provocative art and displayed advertisements for sexual products and services. The youth participated in games such as Lesbian Debauchery—described by its creators as a silly, dirty drinking game—and The Queeriodic Table, a game that explains homosexual slang with graphic pornographic definitions.

Simpson is concerned that once the children are “lured” into making homosexual propaganda films with the promise of a public screening at the QFF, then they will “get curious about the films on that site because their Fierce & Fabulous party information is there.”

“This is a strategic grooming practice of these kids,” said Simpson. “They are lured into these parties to be seduced into the life of sex-activism.”

Criminal Activity

Simpson showed LSN how what she called a “seemingly benign” website for the OIS program has links to the QFF website. But last Tuesday, Simpson filed a complaint with the Vancouver Police Department alleging that the Vancouver School Board, along with OIS and the QFF, exposed individuals, some under the age of 18, to pornographic obscene material that contravened sections of the Criminal Code.

In the complaint, Simpson mentioned the film “The Life and Death of a Porno Gang” that is promoted on the QFF website, which is accessible through a link on the OIS website. Children following the chain of links from the school-approved OIS program to the movie’s preview would be exposed to explicit homosexual sex acts, bestiality, horrific violence, murder, and necrophilia.

“Certainly there is intellectual sexual assault going on here,” said Simpson.

While detractors have accused Simpson of homophobia and gay-bashing, she says that they are missing the point by a mile.

“Politics, fraud, and child endangerment are the problems here,” said Simpson, who had RCMP officers in her home this weekend due to death threats she received from homosexual activists.

Simpson says she would like to see OIS go back to the drawing board, and that she would like to see parental involvement in determining appropriate programs in schools to address bullying.

“Schools need effective anti-bullying programs, but not those that exclude all but one special interest group and have built-in political agendas.”

Simpson is still waiting for the RCMP to address her formal complaint that was submitted last Tuesday. In the meantime, she and her organization have put together two videos that expose what she calls the “homosexist and pornographic” nature of the OIS program. (Warning: extremely graphic content, including violence and nudity. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.)

OIS is funded in part by Telus, Toronto Dominion bank, Out On Screen, and other private and public corporation and foundations.

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Under pressure for showing the pro-abortion documentary "After Tiller" on Labor Day, PBS' "POV" affiliate has defended the decision in response to an inquiry from LifeSiteNews.

The producers of the film say their goal with the documentary, which tells the stories of four late-term abortion doctors after the killing of infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller, is to "change public perception of third-trimester abortion providers by building a movement dedicated to supporting their right to work with a special focus on maintaining their safety.” 

POV told LifeSiteNews, "We do believe that 'After Tiller' adds another dimension to an issue that is being debated widely." Asked if POV will show a pro-life documentary, the organization said that it "does not have any other films currently scheduled on this issue. POV received almost 1000 film submissions each year through our annual call for entries and we welcome the opportunity to consider films with a range of points of view."

When asked whether POV was concerned about alienating its viewership -- since PBS received more than $400 million in federal tax dollars in 2012 and half of Americans identify as pro-life -- POV said, "The filmmakers would like the film to add to the discussion around these issues. Abortion is already a legal procedure."

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"This is an issue that people feel passionately about and will have a passionate response to. We are hopeful that the majority of people can see it for what it is, another lens on a very difficult issue." 

In addition to the documentary, POV has written materials for community leaders and teachers to share. A cursory examination of the 29-page document, which is available publicly, appears to include links to outside sources that defend Roe v. Wade, an examination of the constitutional right to privacy, and "a good explanation of the link between abortion law and the right to privacy," among other information.

Likewise, seven clips recommended for student viewing -- grades 11 and beyond -- include scenes where couples choose abortion because the children are disabled. Another shows pro-life advocates outside a doctor's child's school, and a third is described as showing "why [one of the film's doctors] chose to offer abortion services and includes descriptions of what can happen when abortion is illegal or unavailable, including stories of women who injured themselves when they tried to terminate their own pregnancies and children who were abused because they were unwanted."

Another clip "includes footage of protesters, as well as news coverage of a hearing in the Nebraska State Legislature in which abortion opponents make reference to the idea that a fetus feels pain." The clip's description fails to note that it is a scientifically proven fact that unborn children can feel pain.

The documentary is set to air on PBS at 10 p.m. Eastern on Labor Day.

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He defended ‘real’ marriage, and then was beheaded for it

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A Christian man was executed during the night by a high-profile ruler after making an uncompromising defense of real marriage.

The Christian, who was renowned for his holiness, had told the ruler in public that his relationship with his partner was “against the law” of God. The Christian’s words enraged the ruler’s partner who successfully plotted to have him permanently silenced.

John the Baptist was first imprisoned before he was beheaded. The Catholic Church honors him today, August 29, as a martyr and saint.

While John’s death happened a little less than 2,000 years ago, his heroic stance for real marriage is more pertinent today than ever before.

According to the Gospel of Mark, the ruler Herod had ‘married’ his brother’s wife Herodias. When John told Herod with complete frankness, “It is against the law for you to have your brother’s wife,” Herodias became “furious” with him to the point of wanting him killed for his intolerance, bullying, and hate-speech.

Herodias found her opportunity to silence John by having her daughter please Herod during a dance at a party. Herod offered the girl anything she wanted. The daughter turned to her mother for advice, and Herodias said to ask for John’s head on a platter.

Those who fight for real marriage today can learn three important lessons from John’s example.

  1. Those proudly living in ungodly and unnatural relationships — often referred to in today’s sociopolitical sphere as ‘marriage’ — will despise those who tell them what they are doing is wrong. Real marriage defenders must expect opposition to their message from the highest levels.
  2. Despite facing opposition, John was not afraid to defend God’s plan for marriage in the public square, even holding a secular ruler accountable to this plan. John, following the third book of the Hebrew Bible (Leviticus 20:21), held that a man marrying the wife of his brother was an act of “impurity” and therefore abhorrent to God. Real marriage defenders must boldly proclaim today that God is the author of marriage, an institution he created to be a life-long union between one man and one woman from which children arise and in which they are best nurtured. Marriage can be nothing more, nothing less.
  3. John did not compromise on the truth of marriage as revealed by God, even to the point of suffering imprisonment and death for his unpopular position. Real marriage defenders must never compromise on the truth of marriage, even if the government, corporate North America, and the entire secular education system says otherwise. They must learn to recognize the new “Herodias” of today who despises those raising a voice against her lifestyle. They must stand their ground no matter what may come, no matter what the cost.

John the Baptist was not intolerant or a bigot, he simply lived the word of God without compromise, speaking the word of truth when it was needed, knowing that God’s way is always the best way. Were John alive today, he would be at the forefront of the grassroots movement opposing the social and political agenda to remake marriage in the image of man.

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If he were alive today he might speak simple but eloquent words such as, “It is against God’s law for two men or two women to be together as a husband and wife in marriage. Marriage can only be between a man and a woman.” 

He would most likely be hated. He would be ridiculed. He would surely have the human rights tribunals throwing the book at him. But he would be speaking the truth and have God as his ally. 

The time may not be far off when those who defend real marriage, like John, will be presented with the choice of following Caesar or making the ultimate sacrifice. May God grant his faithful the grace to persevere in whatever might come. St. John the Baptist, pray for us!

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German homeschoolers regain custody of children, vow to stay and fight for freedom

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One year to the day since a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, and forcibly removed all four of the family’s children, aged 7 to 14, a state appeals court has returned custody of the children to their parents.

The reason given for the removal was that parents Dirk and Petra Wunderlich continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.

The children were returned three weeks after being taken, following an international outcry spearheaded by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

However, a lower court imposed the condition on the parents that their children were required to attend state schools in order for them to be released, and took legal custody of the children in order to prevent the family from leaving the country.

In a decision that was still highly critical of the parents and of homeschooling, the appeals court decided that the action of the lower court in putting the children in the custody of the state was “disproportional” and ordered complete custody returned to the parents, according to a statement by the HSLDA.

The Wunderlichs, who began homeschooling again when the court signaled it would rule this way, said they were very pleased with the result, but noted that the court’s harsh words about homeschooling indicated that their battle was far from over.

“We have won custody and we are glad about that,” Dirk said.

“The court said that taking our children away was not proportionate—only because the authorities should apply very high fines and criminal prosecution instead. But this decision upholds the absurd idea that homeschooling is child endangerment and an abuse of parental authority.”

The Wunderlichs are now free to emigrate to another country where homeschooling is legal, if they choose, but they said they intend to remain in Germany and work for educational freedom.

“While we no longer fear that our children will be taken away as long as we are living in Hessen, it can still happen to other people in Germany,” Dirk said. “Now we fear crushing fines up to $75,000 and jail. This should not be tolerated in a civilized country.”

Petra Wunderlich said, "We could not do this without the help of HSLDA,” but cautioned that, “No family can fight the powerful German state—it is too much, too expensive."

"If it were not for HSLDA and their support, I am afraid our children would still be in state custody. We are so grateful and thank all homeschoolers who have helped us by helping HSLDA.”

HSLDA’s Director for Global Outreach, Michael Donnelly, said he welcomed the ruling but was concerned about the court’s troubling language.

“We welcome this ruling that overturns what was an outrageous abuse of judicial power,” he said.

“The lower court decision to take away legal custody of the children essentially imprisoned the Wunderlich family in Germany. But this decision does not go far enough. The court has only grudgingly given back custody and has further signaled to local authorities that they should still go after the Wunderlichs with criminal charges or fines.”

Donnelly pointed out that such behavior in a democratic country is problematic.

“Imprisonment and fines for homeschooling are outside the bounds of what free societies that respect fundamental human rights should tolerate,” he explained.

“Freedom and fundamental human rights norms demand respect for parental decision making in education. Germany’s state and national policies that permit banning home education must be changed.

"Such policies from a leading European democracy not only threaten the rights of tens of thousands of German families but establish a dangerous example that other countries may be tempted to follow,” Donnelly warned.

HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris said that acting on behalf of the Wunderlichs was an important stand for freedom.

“The Wunderlichs are a good and decent family whose basic human rights were violated and are still threatened,” Farris said.

“Their fight is our fight," Farris stressed, "and we will continue to support those who stand against German policy banning homeschooling that violates international legal norms. Free people cannot tolerate such oppression and we will do whatever we can to fight for families like the Wunderlichs both here in the United States and abroad. We must stand up to this kind of persecution where it occurs or we risk seeing own freedom weakened.”

Visit the HSLDA website dedicated to helping the Wunderlich family and other German homeschoolers here.

Contact the German embassy in the U.S. here.

Contact the German embassy in Canada here.

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