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(LifeSiteNews) – The Biden Department of Justice has revealed plans to fund a $1 million program to create a “LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth” center.
This month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a branch of the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced it is offering $1 million to build a “National Resource Center for Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Youth.”
According to the OJJDP, the center will “develop and disseminate resources (e.g., fact sheets, toolkits, online curriculums, webinars, training and guidance manuals, etc.).”
The program will seek to provide “training and technical assistance to juvenile justice practitioners to assist them in meeting the needs of justice-involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth.”
It will also “inform justice systems policies, practices, and/or programs.” The project aims to “support juvenile justice system reforms that address the needs of justice-involved LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit youth.”
The agency is unclear on the meaning of “Two-Spirit,” but it states that “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming, and Two-Spirit youth, is an umbrella term” and that it refers to “youth who identify with a sexual or gender identity other than cisgender.”
According to a ” LGBTQ glossary” published by John Hopkins University, “two-spirit” refers to “certain Native American and Canadian First Nation people who identify with a third gender, implying a masculine and a feminine spirit in one body.”
Program and Grants Management Specialist at the Office of Justice Programs Leanetta Jessie led a webinar offering further details of the project.
One goal of the project is to “increase the field’s knowledge of, and capacity to address, protective factors such as: family engagement and acceptance” while another is to identify “gaps in knowledge related to LGBTQ+ and the intersection of youth of color.”
According to the webinar, the grant recipient is expected to submit regular updates on “gender-responsive program models that are culturally and linguistically competent,” as well as “samples of innovative youth justice policies and practices addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth.”
Five Tampa Bay Rays pitchers are now subject to a media witch-hunt after refusing to wear LGBT symbols on their hats and shirts because of their faith in God.
One ESPN commentator called the men "bigoted" for supposedly using "religious exemption BS" to say "no" to the Pride Month clothing.
It's time to stand with these men against the intolerance of the radical left.
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The careers and lives of the five pitchers — Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson — will be greatly harmed if we abandon them to the cancel culture of their critics, like ESPN's Sarah Spain.
“That religious exemption BS is used in sports and otherwise also allows for people to be denied health care, jobs, apartments, children, prescriptions, all sorts of rights,” Spain claimed.
“We have to stop tiptoeing around it because we’re trying to protect people who are trying to be bigoted...” she continued.
Now they're trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch. This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end. https://t.co/02zAKDJx77— Best selling LGBT children's author Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 8, 2022
These men should be celebrated for their bravery, but instead are being derided for sticking up for their Christian beliefs.
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People are being bullied into conformity by an LGBT movement that claims to be about tolerance and diversity, unless you're a devout Christian.
“Now they’re trying to cancel people for not wearing a gay pride patch,” the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh remarked.
“This is always the trajectory for the Left. First they demand tolerance, then acceptance, then celebration, then participation. Learn to say no to these people or it will never end.”
It's hard to imagine sports columnists like Nancy Armour of USA Today attacking Muslims for their rejection of Pride propaganda, but she sees no problem in attacking these devout Christians.
Oh for God’s sake. These folks who bastardize religion to suit their bigotry would do well to actually READ the New Testament. I’d recommend starting with Matthew. https://t.co/qAK875xDhZ— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) June 5, 2022
We hope Nancy Armour's reading of the New Testament extends to Romans 1:25-27.
Most commentators simply don't understand that loving everyone as a Christian means telling people certain actions are extremely harmful to the soul.
SIGN: These men were right to reject the LGBT Pride insignias on their hats and jerseys.
Indeed, by peeling off the rainbow logo from their jerseys and wearing the standard team hat, the five pitchers have taken a stand against an ideology that's antithetical to Christianity.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and every other professional sports league have promoted LGBTQ causes in recent years, including showcasing a “marriage” proposal between two homosexuals in front of a stadium packed with families.
Sports are no longer safe from the tenticles of the LGBT movement, with players being strong-armed into virtue signaling for causes they disagree with.
It's time for people to stand up and say "Enough".
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Studies show that “transgender” children and youth are alarmingly unhappy in their lives, resulting in self harm and suicide, and that so-called “gender transitioning” does not alleviate their long-term mental health problems, but actually makes them worse. A 2017 study in Scotland revealed that virtually all students who identify as “transgender” are committing self harm.
Recently, young people who reported that they’d been misled and severely damaged by the transgender movement took to social media on March 12 for “Detrans Awareness Day.”