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February 6, 2021 (Family Research Council) — Joe Biden insisted that his administration would “look like America.” If that's true, most Americans are ready for an extreme makeover. A week and a half in, the majority would agree: nothing this White House has done comes even close to resembling their values. Instead, it's been a parade of far-Left extremism that's snuffed out any hope that this president's “whole soul” is actually in “bringing America together.” What it's in, as far as the Washington Post can tell, is an LGBT agenda that will blow the doors off of modern convention.
Already, the Post insists, Biden is the most “pro-transgender president in history” — easily beating out eight years of Barack Obama on Day 1. Within hours, he'd thrown down the gauntlet on the military, schools, federal agencies, and any other workplace with a legitimate reason to respect the biological sexes. “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” Biden insisted in his executive order. “Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes. People should be able to access healthcare and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination.”
It was Biden's way of warning America: the days of feigning respect for both sides of the gender debate are over. “[The president] has made it clear that he intends to weaponize the law to crush dissent,” Alliance Defending Freedom's Kristen Waggoner said solemnly. “That impacts not just people of faith, but all Americans who want to live life according to their convictions.” In a pluralistic society, she argued, the government should not be allowed to “single out and punish” people who hold a different view.
Unfortunately for Americans who worry about the fallout of this extremism (and there are plenty on both sides), the LGBT dogma lives loudly in Biden. The new president will stop at nothing to usher in an era where the desires of the .4 percent are elevated above the other 99.6 in national security, education, privacy, competition, corporate autonomy, health care, and freedom — and usually, at the expense of proven science.
Just look at Biden's new policy on transgenderism in the military. The Trump Pentagon, Peter explained in a new column for the Federalist, studied reams of actual data to arrive at the conclusion that encouraging gender dysphoria was dangerous. They didn't just look at the biased projections of liberal-leaning organizations like RAND. They waited until 2018 and pored over the “20 months or so of experience between when the Obama policy took effect and when the 'Report and Recommendations' were issued, resulting in some interesting contrasts.”
Two years into this social experiment, RAND turned out to be wrong about whole host of things, including the number of people identifying as transgender in the ranks, the price tag for their treatments, the burden on military readiness, and the drain on deployable assets. “The Pentagon study notes the 'medical costs for Service members with gender dysphoria have increased nearly three times — or 300 percent — compared to servicemembers without gender dysphoria.' They are also 'eight times more likely to attempt suicide' and 'nine times more likely to have mental health encounters.'”
Mattel, the California toy maker that created Barbie and is also the parent company of American Girl, has just released their "2021 Girl of the Year."
The popular "Girl of the Year" series features new characters whose lifelike dolls and storybook tales engage the imagination of young girls across the country and world.
But, this year, there's an insurmountable problem which is rightly causing fury among parents: the new "Girl of the Year," Kira Bailey, visits her "great-aunts", in Australia, who, we learn, are in a homosexual relationship, and who are "married" to each other.
This is totally unacceptable, and that's why we're asking you to JOIN this BOYCOTT of Mattel, until they pull this new "Girl of the Year" from the shelves.
Many parents are rightly infuriated. And, many have taken to social media to comment about the situation, focusing on the destruction of innocence and consent.
Indeed, there were no warning labels on any of this year's "Girl of the Year" material, advising parents of the contents. This meant that many children were already exposed to harmful, sexually-confusing material before their parents knew what was going on.
One reviewer on the series on Amazon wrote:
"Homosexuality is an inappropriate topic for a children’s book and I am very disappointed that it was woven so blatantly into the story line for Kira. This type of content should have been made clear in the advertising so that I as a parent could make an informed choice for my child. My daughter and I have read dozens of American Girl books and have always loved them and highly recommended them to friends. Before now, I have never had to worry about American Girl reading material being wholesome for my child. My daughter had no idea what a lesbian couple is and American Girl has cruelly taken away part of her innocence now that I’ve had to explain about that lifestyle. It goes against what I believe as a Christian and was not something I wanted my daughter to be exposed to at this early age. I am very, very disappointed in [American Girl] and will not purchase their products in the future."
Of course, while LifeSite does not believe that homosexual content is ever appropriate for a children's book, we completely agree with this mother's sentiments about Mattel having "cruelly taken away part of her [daughter's] innocence."
It seems clear that this move by Mattel is not a business decision, but a political decision. In fact, this move seems expressly designed to appeal to adults who support a radical sexual ideology.
But, it is not Mattel's role - as a toy-maker - to enter into this delicate area of sexual and moral ethics.
However, because Mattel has chosen to pursue this dangerous political decision over the best interests of children, we are calling on parents to boycott Mattel until they pull Kira Bailey from the shelves.
Thank you for JOINING this boycott, and thank you for SHARING this important petition with your like-minded family, friends and colleagues.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'New American Girl Doll Story Includes Characters In Same-Sex Relationship, Parents Furious' - https://elizabethjohnston.org/new-american-girl-doll-story-includes-characters-in-same-sex-relationship-parents-furious
**Photo Credit: Screen Capture from YouTube
Like so much of the Left's “equality” agenda, this “non-discrimination” policy discriminates in favor of transgender-identified service members. “Other people with mutilated genitalia are not permitted to serve in the military,” Peter points out, “nor are those dependent on lifelong specialized medical treatment like hormones, nor are those with serious mental health conditions — only transgender people. It is not military effectiveness that motivates the Biden policy. It is political correctness, pure and simple.”
And yet, if anyone calls out the double standard or points to the data, they're silenced. Just last week, Twitter suspended the account of Catholic World Report for referring to Dr. Rachel Levine, Biden's pick for assistant HHS secretary, as “a biological man identifying as a transgender woman.” They did the same to Focus on the Family's Daily Citizen and LifeSite news, arguing that their references to Levine as a biological man violated their ” rules against hateful content.” It's incredible how far we've come since November. Now, Big Tech can't even co-exist with the facts!
The bad news for them is this: they can cancel our accounts, but they can never cancel the truth! There's only one way they can even come close, and that's if we shrink back in fear. We need to graciously — but firmly — stand up for the right to be heard. The only way we keep our freedoms is if we exercise them.
Published with permission from the Family Research Council.