“I knew I wasn’t being treated the way I should be treated in that situation … This is a first for me, being arrested for so-called misgendering someone. It’s absolutely worrying – just because somebody feels like a woman, or they believe they’re a woman, if we simply say ‘no, I don’t agree with you, I believe that you are a man,’ you can now be arrested and prosecuted for that.” A Christian has become the first street preacher in the UK to be prosecuted for ‘misgendering’ a member of the crowd he was speaking to, and reported to counter-terrorism. Dave McConnell, a lettings agent from Wakefield, was reported to Prevent after being arrested and convicted for offending a member of the public. Video footage shows a police officer with pentagram tattoos tell Dave he was had committed a “homophobic hate crime,” before arresting him and leading him off to a police car in front of a jeering crowd. Dave will be appealing his conviction from 9 to 10 March in Leeds. Find out more: https://christianconcern.com/news/street-preacher-appeals-conviction-for-misgendering/
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‘Westerly, Rhode Island, father Robert Chiaradio was convinced that if only people could see it with their own eyes, they would join his battle to remove Maia Kobabe’s book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, from the high school library.
So when he took the podium at the Westerly School Committee meeting last December, Chiaradio came prepared with more than just his talking points. Filing in behind him were his supporters, each one holding up a poster-sized illustration from the book [graphic material at link]. Together they revealed a revolting display of images for the whole room to see.
It didn’t last long, though. Soon, a group of seven teachers crowded around him and positioned themselves in front of each poster, blocking its view from the audience. Though everyone had already seen the sickening pictures, the teachers refused to budge, their arms folded in defiance, as if to say, “You’re not seeing that.”
Chiaradio wanted to know why it was fine for a 14-year-old at Westerly High School to see the book, but not the adults at the meeting. When he asked the Westerly Teachers Association head, Colleen Saila, that question, he says she replied that the teachers in the room were “offended” because they didn’t have a choice about seeing the poster-sized pictures from the book.
There was another choice they didn’t have that night. Like it or not, the second those posters were raised in the air, the school lost control of the narrative. The secret of Gender Queer was out.
And covering it up after the fact didn’t change the fact that the school was offering pornography to its students.
The Man Who Won’t Quit
Last December was not the first time Chiaradio was blindsided at a school committee meeting.
He has been in his adversaries’ crosshairs for over two years, ever since he started asking his pesky questions about critical race theory (CRT) in Westerly’s public schools. By now, he’s gotten used to being sabotaged, gaslit, lied to, and called the worst sorts of names. Few would be up for the abuse and aggravation that have come with his two-steps-forward, one-step-back battles.
But while Chiaradio is relentless, so are his opponents.
At a school committee meeting this past September, a teacher urged that his “dangerous rhetoric” be “shut down” “at its first breath”’https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/12/rhode-island-father-stands-strong-against-radical-race-and-gender-indoctrination-in-public-schools/
This pdf shows there is CRT being taught in this school district.
‘A transgender criminal who serves in the New Hampshire House of Representatives is in jail for stalking a woman, a third arrest for the Democrat lawmaker.
State representative Stacie Laughton, a Democrat formerly known as “Barry,” was arrested in November on more than a dozen charges related to the stalking and is expected to remain behind bars “for the next couple of months,” according to a public defender’s letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Laughton, who had just won reelection, was arrested on Nov. 12 for making false 911 calls about the female victim as well as harassing her on social media and on a radio program Laughton hosts, in violation of a July court order. It’s the third arrest for the state representative, who has also been charged with credit card fraud and falsely reporting a bomb threat.
Laughton is the latest felonious transgender official to be charged in recent months. In October, a nonbinary Biden administration official, Sam Brinton, stole a woman’s suitcase worth more than $2,000 from an airport carousel and now faces up to five years in prison for theft. Following the charges, Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary at the Energy Department, was put on leave and later went on to host a seminar on the science of spanking at a Los Angeles kink convention.
Republican state representative Ross Berry told the Free Beacon the public defender’s letter implies Laughton agreed to a plea deal. Under New Hampshire’s Constitution, lawmakers cannot be kept from carrying out official duties, even after being arrested. A district court judge initially held Laughton without bail pending a hearing last week, saying the state representative posed a danger to the female victim and the community at large, the NH Journal reported. The results of that hearing have not been announced.
Laughton’s defense attorney declined to comment. New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley on Wednesday called on Laughton to resign, noting the charges against the representative “are extremely serious and troubling and have no place in our state legislature or in our party.”
Laughton was convicted in August of having made false 911 reports last year about the same female victim, alleging that she was suicidal, according to NH Journal. The Democratic lawmaker pleaded no contest to the charges and was slapped with a nine-month suspended sentence, which prosecutors are seeking to reimpose in the wake of the stalking charges. Laughton, who is married to a woman, once referred to the female victim as “wife.”
Laughton was convicted in 2008 of credit card fraud and charged in 2015 with falsely calling in a bomb threat to a hospital in Nashua. The latter offense was reduced to a six-month suspended sentence when Laughton claimed to have made the phone call during a mental health crisis.
In 2006, Laughton faked a mental health emergency to score a free ambulance ride back from the beach after watching a July 4 fireworks display, the Laconia Daily Sun reported. The same year, Laughton also faced misdemeanor charges for slashing a neighbor’s tires.
This is the second time the New Hampshire Democrat has won election while concealing a criminal charge. Laughton was elected in 2012, only to resign shortly after the 2008 credit card conviction surfaced. Liberal media outlets at the time lauded Laughton for being the first openly transgender official in the Granite State.’https://freebeacon.com/democrats/fatal-attraction-transgender-new-hampshire-dem-back-in-jail-on-stalking-charges/
This is something I as an older person never had to face when a teen in high school. Today is different. To read this article go to https://theiowastandard.com/mom-asks-about-her-daughters-right-to-feel-safe-in-bettendorf-school-bathrooms-when-considering-transgender-policy/
‘Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds submitted an opinion piece to the Des Moines Register earlier this month. It was about the Register’s efforts to defend the Linn-Mar School District keeping secret gender plans from parents of students in grades 7-12.
The policy has been highly controversial. And Reynolds wanted to respond to the Register’s editorial in defense of the policy.
The Register’s opinion editor, someone we believe to be a biological male called Lucas Grundmeier, planned to publish it in last Sunday’s edition. With one “substantive change…”
“This sentence: Biological males will be allowed to share restrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips with girls.
“Became: Children assigned male at birth will be allowed to share restrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips with girls.
“I will not revert to the original, but if you’d prefer a different edit I will use it instead. Please let me know this afternoon.”
The Governor’s office asked Grundmeier if the statement “biological male” is factually incorrect. Keep in mind this is an opinion piece, meant to convey the opinion of the author.
Grundmeier wrote it isn’t a question of accuracy. And that while the Register isn’t bound by the AP Stylebook, it is “the starting point” of how the Register handles “topics” where “language itself is part of the political debate.”’https://theiowastandard.com/crazy-people-running-des-moines-register-refuse-to-print-governors-op-ed-over-term-biological-boys/