(LifeSiteNews) — On this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon is joined by Peachy Keenan, author of the book Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War, in which she argues that conservatives can win the culture war by living a more traditional family life.
Defining “domestic extremist,” Keenan states that a domestic extremist is “someone who is extremely domestic, who chooses a more domestically extreme lifestyle, is someone who chooses to live according to ways that … women lived within recent memory and it was considered completely normal.” Keenan cites getting married early, having a large family, and protecting one’s family from any “degenerate influences” in the culture targeting children and women.
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She also stated that “the way that we’re … going to … exercise our extremism is by simply removing ourselves from the culture, by just simply rejecting it.”
“Becoming extremely domestic is just kind of asserting your own authority over yourself, your home, your kids,” she continued.
Keenan further gave three points on how to become extremely domestic, beginning by stating that children should not have phones.
“I think obviously little kids shouldn’t have phones, because those little boys … 100% of them are seeing porn on phones and they’re showing it to their friends,” she explained. “And these are the boys that have phones at school, which is insane.”
UPDATE (05/30/23): Major victory as York Catholic District School Board votes against raising LGBT flag
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(LifeSiteNews) - During a May 29 York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) meeting, trustees voted 6-4 against flying the pro-LGBT flag atop of its schools and other buildings in celebration of so-called “Pride Month”, in a move that has been met with pleasant surprise by pro-family advocates.
While the decision brought cheers from the crowd, some angrily shouted in protest and had to be escorted out by YCDSB security.
“The Cross represents all!” Myles Vosylius, a former student at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, Ontario, tweeted, celebrating the decision.
“The cross represents all!” - Faithful Catholic attending the @YCDSB meeting tonight, where the victorious decision was made NOT to fly the ‘pride’ flag! #YCDSB #CdnPoli #OnPoli pic.twitter.com/CSNCEQbS0c— Myles Vosylius (@TheMylesV) May 30, 2023
While the YCDSB represents a victory for faithful Catholics in York region, many Catholic school boards have caved to pressure by LGBT activists and will fly “pride flags” during the month of June. However, increasingly, Ontario parents are fighting back as hundreds of students, reportedly predominantly Muslim, stayed home earlier this month when their schools flew the flag.
Parents have also begun to speak out against LGBT agenda being promoted to their children in schools. Pro-LGBT trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) Wendy Ashby recently resigned after over 3,000 parents petitioned for her ousting.
Similarly, last month, a group of young Canadians protested a school-sponsored drag queen event in front of York Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Furthermore, Campaign Life Coalition is calling for parents to keep their children home from school on June 1 to protest schools flying the “pride flag.”
“Parents need to keep up the pressure, just like this, right across the country!” Fonseca encouraged.
As Catholics, we are taught that we must love our neighbour and treat every individual as a child of God, accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity.
Parents make a clear choice when they decide that their children will attend a Catholic school. They rightly expect that trustees, principals, teachers all partners in education will ensure that Catholic teaching is presented, lived and infused in all that we do. In that regard, the appropriate symbol that represents our faith, and the inclusion and acceptance of others, is the cross, which is visible at the entrance of every Catholic school. It is the primary symbol of our Christian faith.
We have created this petition to express opposition of flying the pride flag at schools for the month of June. Our kids should not be forced to celebrate anyones sexuality, and a flag will do nothing to keep anyone more safe. Its nothing more than a symbol of sexual celebration, completely inappropriate.
Catholicism and parental rights are being threatened, and we will not allow teachers who are LGBTQ to influence our children.
We are not homophobes. We are trying to shield our children from any sexual ideologies, both gay and straight. Children are minors who have a right to a normal and innocent childhood. We are not STAKEHOLDERS. We are parents. EQUITY is not and will never be the same as EQUALITY. Inclusion means EVERYONE and the York Region Catholic District School Board & its Union members are infringing upon our religious beliefs by suffocating our children with woke political agendas & indoctrinations when they should be focusing on educating our kids!
We love all humans equally. Hate is the wrong word to describe parents feelings about the climate in schools today. Parents protesting the pride flag at school do not harbour any negative feelings towards the LGBTQ+ community. We do however feel that their rights seem to supersede everyone elses. We also believe that kids should never learn about sex at school and we condemn any classroom discussion or public display that encourages or promotes gender confusion and same sex lifestyles in a classroom setting. We also strongly condemn the nature of several library books that contain sensitive material on homosexuality and transgender issues in elementary school libraries. Similarly, we harbour no contempt for transgenders as individuals but their insistence on using female-only spaces is invasive.
The promotion of a pride sticker and the likelihood that a flag will go up in June at all schools suggests a particular political agenda, which warrants examination. Concern about alleged incidents of bullying directed at the LGBTQ community within schools has been raised. However when requesting specific information on the actual number of such reports, it was communicated that the data is currently confidential and not publicly available. Despite clarifying that only the number of incidents was desired, the same response was given.
The lack of transparency and information provided by the York Region Catholic District School Board concerning alleged incidents combined with these extreme campaigns using safe space stickers to promote political agendas, raises necessary questions about their motives. Despite facing opposition from relevant individuals, including the Archbishop of Toronto and Cardinal Collins, who have both explicitly expressed their disapproval of such displays, the union and its members have vehemently insisted the stickers remain.
We must stand up against this before the Board caves to the pressure of political correctness and decide to raise the pride flag too.
Please share this. We must get as many signatures as possible before May 20th so that we may present a united front at this months meeting with this petition in hand that will speak for itself and will represent all of us.
“Number two, when they get a phone … I would say very limited social media,” Keenan continued. “Instagram, maybe if it’s just their friends … And we have a very open dialogue about … anyone who’s ever … reached out to them that they didn’t know gets blocked, obviously.”
Keenan further advised raising children Catholic, and stressed the need to teach children to be pro-life from an early age.
“So my children are now all cradle Catholics, and they’ve been exposed to … the truth about abortion, at a fairly early age,” she said. “And honestly, that alone seems to have some kind of very powerful … immunizing power on people. Once you understand … what it means to be pro-life, what a fetus in the womb is, then everything else … seems more horrific. Everything from birth control, premarital sex, promiscuity, chastity, it all kind of makes more a lot more sense.”
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Keenan also stated there is a need for conservative media aimed at children, and expressed a desire for apolitical entertainment that gave good examples of “normal” families. “Normal people … going through different adventures and calamities and whatever,” Keenan said. “Robinson Crusoe is not political, Little House [on the Prairie] is not political. And they’re just great and fun to read. And we need more books like that.”
Keenan concluded by giving advice to young people, telling them to get married and start families while in their twenties. “I would say that the most important decision that you make in life, and really the time, the moment when your life kind of begins, is when you meet your partner, you meet your future spouse, and you get married, and you start your family. And my advice is not to wait on that.”
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