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May 13, 2021 (Family Research Council) – It’s a story that’s becoming all too common. First grade students in Bellingham, Washington, were read a book in class about a child who claims to have “a boy body but a girl brain.” When concerned parents complained that six-year-olds shouldn't be confronted with such sensitive topics at school, the teacher explained that she was just following school policy. After all, the book is from the school library’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collection, she informed the worried parents.
As Young America’s Foundation reported:
Concerned parents reached out to school administrators and the school board, both of whom refused to take action.
An investigation by YAF revealed that Jennifer Mason, president of the Bellingham School Board, owns and operates a self-described “all-ages” sex toy shop.
According to a local paper, “[Mason] said while the store only sells to those ages 16 and older, people of any age can be in the store.”
“I want to show people if sex isn’t something to be ashamed about, then I should be able to be an elected official and own a sex shop at the same time,” Mason told the local paper. “That’s what it means to live your values.”
Got that? According to Mason, owning a sex toy shop catering to the needs of various paraphilias for all ages including children while serving the public as president of the Bellingham County School Board is “what it means to live your values.”
Interesting then, that she made no mention of her profession in her campaign videos or on her campaign website:
“I’m proud to be endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats, Young Democrats of Whatcom County, 42nd District Democrats, 40th District Democrats, Riveters Collective, and many community leaders. If elected as a school board member, I am committed to listening to your concerns, helping to find solutions, and being a voice for all students and families.”
Unless your concerns are the dignity of the human person, preserving the innocence of children, and parents as primary educators of their children, it seems.
Harvard-trained Dr. Greg Baker is the Bellingham Schools superintendent. According to his biography, he was “awarded the 2014 Washington state Crystal Apple Award, in recognition of his commitment to inclusive and transparent communications…”
PETITION/PLEDGE UPDATE (5/13/2021) -
The 2021 Canadian National March for Life took place yesterday in Ottawa with hundreds in attendance.
Please take time to READ LifeSiteNews' latest article on the Canadian March for Life.
And, please remember that registration for the March for Life's online youth conference - taking place TODAY (5/14), starting at 3pm EDT - is STILL OPEN.
The 2021 Canadian National March for Life, organized by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), will forge ahead this year in a "hybrid" format with a week-long series of online pro-life events, as well as a "scaled-down" in-person rally followed by a march in Ottawa on May 13th for local grassroots organizers.**
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this pledge to support Canada's National March for Life pro-life activities this week!
Due to the COVID crisis, the March organizers are emphasizing the need for people to spend the week leading up to the March to "raise [pro-life] awareness in their families and communities."
Some of the suggested activities include: putting up pro-life signs in one's home or one's car; wearing pro-life clothing; spreading the pro-life message - and, the theme of this year's march, 'You are not alone' - on social media, on the airwaves, and even by pro-life chalking on the sidewalks; and, devoting time praying for an end to abortion and euthanasia in Canada.
As Josie Luetke, Youth Coordinator for CLC, said to LifeSiteNews: the "pandemic doesn’t change the fact that human life is not protected in Canada."
And, that is why everyone must continue to advocate for the protection of life, from conception till natural death.
Luetke said the 2021 events will be "even better" than last year’s.
"If you enjoyed the Virtual National March for Life last year, I assure you that you’ll find our 2021 events even better, as we’ve been working very diligently over the past few months to bring you an extremely engaging and powerful schedule, with elements that will appeal to everyone," said Luetke.
Luetke said she is hoping there will be a good turnout for the online youth conference, noting that registration for the youth conference — which is free of charge — is still open.
"The youth conference was indispensable in my own development as a pro-life activist, and the virtual one we have planned is every bit as educational and inspirational," said Luetke.
Please SIGN and SHARE this pledge to support Canada's National March for Life pro-life activities this week!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'2021 Canadian National March for Life on May 13 to be in-person and online' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2021-canadian-national-march-for-life-on-may-13-to-be-in-person-and-online
National March For Life 2021 Website - https://marchforlife.ca/
MARCH FOR LIFE WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - https://marchforlife.ca/march-for-life-week-schedule/
**CLC also advises all who wish to attend in-person to be aware of the potential legal and health risks involved. If you are thinking about attending in-person, please CLICK HERE to read CLC's important advice about the necessity to comply with their directives while at the march.
***Photo Credit: CLC YouTube video screen shot
Interesting that this commitment doesn’t include the need to post an email address on the school board website.
If you live in the school district, we encourage you to respectfully let the Superintendent Baker hear from you. He can be called by phone at this number: 360-676-6501.
You can email the entire school board at this address: [email protected]
School boards like these need parental supervision. As Christians, we extoll the beauty of God’s plan for human sexuality. We value and appreciate the power of the marital embrace and we value the children that can be conceived in it. Perhaps the school board members of Bellingham, Washington need a refresher course in human dignity.
Reprinted with permission form Family Research Council