‘Comic books, corporations, computer games, and Cruella de Ville. What do they all have in common? They are taking Pride Month from a naked and debaucherous parade in coastal cities, to an industry targeting children in their shows, schools and libraries.
June is the feast month for the chief of all cardinal sins, and is this week’s topic for The Federalist’s Christopher Bedford and his guest, The American Conservative’s Dr. Shaun Rieley. The two discuss what the American rulers don’t want you to hear: that all human beings have inherent dignity, the education system is in steep decline, and that children have been failed by a society that celebrates its own pride and worships the gods of its own imagination.
‘Five years ago today, a young man opened fire in the in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, murdering 49 people and injuring another 53.NBC News reported Thursday that the Senate voted unanimously in favor of legislation designating the site a national memorial. Almost certain to be omitted from the memorial, however, as it has been from all the coverage of the legislation, is any information about the beliefs and motivations of the attacker. This is because the killer, a Muslim named Omar Mateen, was an Islamic jihadi, and in Old Joe Biden’s handlers’ America, jihad terrorism just doesn’t exist.
Pulse was a gay club, and so the massacre has been taken for granted from the beginning as an incident of anti-gay violence, although, as Tyler O’Neil recently explained, that is not actually what it was. Nevertheless, Biden’s handlers issued a statement today doggedly assuming that the attack was targeting gays as such, and scolding us yahoos once again to go easy on the “hate”: “We must drive out hate and inequities that contribute to the epidemic of violence and murder against transgender women — especially transgender women of color. We must create a world in which our LGBTQ+ young people are loved, accepted, and feel safe in living their truth.”
This has been the Left’s line on the massacre for years. In the immediate aftermath of the massacre, the ACLU’s ridiculous staff attorney Chase Strangio tweeted that the massacre was the fault of conservative Christians: “You know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate.”
All right. So “Islamophobia” and Christians are the problem, and Biden’s people want us to create a world where LGBTQ-and-all-that young people are loved and accepted. All right. Let’s create that world. Now let’s see. What might be one large belief system, followed with varying degrees of knowledge and fervor by over a billion people, that mandates the death penalty for homosexuality? No, not Christianity, despite its status as the favored whipping boy of the besotted ideologues such as Strangio and the LGBTQ-whatever lobby. While Christianity sees homosexual activity (and all sexual activity outside of a marriage between a man and a woman) as sinful, it does not call for the death of homosexuals.’https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/06/congress-votes-to-make-pulse-nightclub-site-of-jihad-massacre-a-national-memorial-2
Bible believing Christians leave the judgement for the JUDGE Himself!
Here’s more of the same story. This ‘...school secretly reported its chaplain to the anti-terrorism Prevent programme after he delivered a sermon defending the right of pupils to question its introduction of new LGBT policies.
The Reverend Dr Bernard Randall told pupils at independent Trent College near Nottingham that they were allowed to disagree with the measures, particularly if they felt they ran contrary to Church of England principles.
Yes, legalizing so-called same sex marriage has opened a BIG CAN of WORMS! Now, ‘A Christian wedding photographer has filed a complaint against New York over a state law that requires her to service same-sex wedding ceremonies despite her religious objections.
Emilee Carpenter of Emilee Carpenter Photography sued multiple state officials, with the lawsuit being filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
Named defendants include New York Attorney General Letitia James; Jonathan J. Smith, interim commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights; and Weeden Wetmore, district attorney of Chemung County.
At issue, according to the litigation, are provisions in state law that require businesses like Carpenter’s to provide services. This included New York Executive Law § 296.2(a), which “unlawful discriminatory practices … because of” sexual orientation in “any place of public accommodation.”
These people are voted in as the voter thinks they might know something about running the local government! Well, let it be known they don’t even KNOW there are only two genders! In the following group only ONE has common sense and that is the one asking ‘Can men give birth?’ It seems in London the patients now run the asylum.
‘A politician in the UK has been silenced after asking the Mayor of London to clarify his position on transgenderism, but it’s not “Cancel Culture,” according to Mayor Sadiq Khan. It’s “educating the ignorant.”
Last month, during a London Assembly meeting, David Kurten, asked Sadiq Khan to explain his position on transgenderism after the Mayor tweeted, “trans women are women” and “trans men are men.”
Kurten asked: “You put out a tweet last year in February, saying this: ‘Transwomen are women. Transmen are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. All gender identities are valid.’ Now, I read that – and I know a lot of people read that and didn’t have the foggiest what you were talking about. But it seems to appear that you think men who say they are women are actually women, and women who say they are men are actually men. So, I want to see what you actually think about this. Do some women have male reproductive organs?”
Rather than answering the question, Khan side-stepped, noted the suicide rate among trans people and accused Kurten of ridiculing them.
“I’m simply trying to find out your opinion,” Kurten said in response. “But you’ve dodged the question. You haven’t answered the question. Do some women, Mr Mayor, have male reproductive organs?”
After refusing to clearly answer the question for a second time, Kurten rephrased it, asking if men are able to give birth.
Khan responded: “I think what you’re in danger of doing is to try and incite hatred against a group of people that I care passionately about. As far as I’m concerned, trans rights are human rights and I proudly stand against any abuse directed towards trans people and the wider LGBTQ+ community. It may seem fun to you, and a good way of playing to a certain audience, I’m not going to have it.”
“Mr Mayor,” Kurten replied, “I’m simply asking you a question to find out what you think and you haven’t answered my question.”
Adding, “Mr Mayor, I want to find out what you think, because this is an issue that people have opinions on and I want to find out your opinions.”
Kurten then noted the push to remove gendered language from the NHS, such as “mother,” “breast feeding,” and “pregnant women,” and asked Khan if he would support such a move.
At this point, Kurten was interrupted by Green Party member Caroline Russell, who accused him of using “discriminatory language,” adding, “I think the member should not be further heard.”
The Chairman, Labour’s Navin Shah, then told Kurten to move on from his question because it was “verging on very, very offensive comments which are not acceptable.”
Assembly member, Andrew Boff, of the GLA Conservatives, then chimed in, accusing Kurten of “blaming the minority for the problems of the majority.
“That entails coming up with lies to make them plausible.”
Boff went on to say, “What is the truth? The undeniable truth – and I hope this Assembly can speak as one – well, obviously not as one because the one person has gone AWOL – that transmen are men. Transwomen are women. And trans rights are human rights, and let’s never forget that.”
Mayor Khan then said how proud he is to associate himself with those who silenced Kurten’s question.
“I think you’ve heard this morning, Chair, cross-party support from Conservatives, Labour, and Greens,” Khan said.
“Now some will try to portray this as Cancel Culture. This is not Cancel Culture. What’s happened is, a combination of Conservatives, Labour, and Greens have sought to educate the ignorance spewing from that member’s mouth.”
The USA is defeating itself as it seems to be its own worse enemy!
‘The Pentagon announced Wednesday updates to its policies regarding transgender members of the military that restore the 2016 guidance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and provide access to medical care. The changes will take effect in 30 days.
The updated policies prohibit discrimination on gender identity and provide a means to access into the military in one’s self-identified gender and provide a path to those in service for medical treatment and gender transition to one’s self identified gender.
I personally had never heard of Kanakuk Kamps before this. However, unknowingly my wife and I spent fourteen years with an independent Baptist mission agency that for years covered up an adulterer/pedophile on the mission field so this is all too believable. We didn’t learn about the adulterer/pedophile doctor until years after resigning from this mission so organizations do have a bent to cover-up sin.
‘Kanakuk Kamps is one of the largest Christian camps in the nation. Each summer, more than 20,000 kids from age 7-17 pay thousands of dollars each to stay at the camp in southwestern Missouri. Some of the most prominent leaders in the evangelical world have worked with the camp and its leaders, Joe and Debbie-Jo White.
But a new website, called FactsAboutKanakuk.com claims that “Kanakuk’s reputation and reach conceals a dark secret. For decades, Joe White and other camp leaders knew about and facilitated sexual abuse against scores of children.”
The website, which went live on Saturday, includes links to court documents for six lawsuits in which Kanakuk and senior staff members, including Joe White, were names as defendants. The website maintains that “non-disclosure agreements and significant financial settlements have concealed the truth in order to preserve a ministry brand and economic engine.”
Kanakuk Kamps and related non-profit organizations brought in about $35-million in 2018, the most recent year available. It had a profit (revenue over expenses) of more than $8-million. According to an analysis of Form 990s from 2014-2018 by MinistryWatch, Joe and Debbie-Jo White receive payments from Kanakuk – payments that include salary, rent payments for real estate they own, and other compensation – that usually top $500,000 per year, and some years top $700,000.
The FactsAboutKanakuk website also has a petition demanding that individuals and families who have settled with the camp be released from any non-disclosure agreements or “similar clauses.” MinistryWatch is on record opposing the use of non-disclosure agreements in ministry settings.
One of the lawsuits filed by “John Doe IX” against Kanakuk and a senior staff member, Peter Newman, resulted in a judgment for the plaintiff for nearly $20-million in 2018. According to the Springfield News Leader, “The judgment ranked as the largest reported plaintiff’s judgment in Missouri in 2018.” However, it is not clear that the settlement has actually been paid by either Kanakuk or Peter Newman, who is now serving a life sentence for multiple counts of sexual abuse perpetrated when he was a senior member of Kanakuk’s staff.
Repeated calls by MinistryWatch to Douglas, Haun, and Heidemann, the law firm that represented the plaintiff, to determine if either Peter Newman or Kanakuk had paid the plaintiff, “John Doe IX,” have gone unanswered.
Then there is this undisputable page listing those affiliated with Kanakuk and convicted of sex offences.
‘Kanakuk’s Convicted Sex Offenders
The following is an evolving roster of former Kanakuk staff and associates who have been convicted of sexual abuse of minors since Joe and Debbie-Jo White assumed leadership of the camp. Only convictions according to verdicts and judgments from the criminal justice system are listed, although it is believed that additional former staff members may be subject to similar charges as investigations and civil litigation proceed and as victims continue to come forward.
The average age of victims who finally report childhood sexual abuse is about 52 years old. Only 23% to 33% of victims disclose their sexual abuse during childhood, and only 6% to 15% of victims ever disclose those assaults to law enforcement. Males are more reluctant and take longer to make full disclosures. The extent of damage done to campers who attended Kanakuk Kamps and its programs will likely not be known for many years.
Bradberry was a Kanakuk Kamps counselor in the summer of 2011 after the camp had implemented and promoted its Kanakuk Child Protection Plan. Arrested the following year for sexual abuse of young boys, he was sentenced in 2013 to four years for sexual misconduct involving a child under 14, seven years for statutory sodomy, and two 10-year sentences for child molestation, to be served concurrently. He is serving those sentences in a Kentucky correctional center. Bradberry is expected to be released in 2023.
Corbie Dale Grimes
Grimes was a Kanakuk Kamps counselor in 1987. He was terminated after being caught for sexual misconduct with campers, but the incidents were not reported by the camp to law enforcement as mandated by state law. As a result, Grimes went on to work in youth ministry, was caught abusing children as a youth pastor at another institution, and was finally convicted of sexual abuse in Florida in 2002.
A staff member at Kanakuk Kamps from 1998 to 2005, Kerr was arrested in Colorado in 2011 for the abuse of adolescent girls. After pleading guilty to multiple charges, he received 45 days in jail and 10 years of sex offender probation. It is unknown if he engaged in sexual misconduct while at Kanakuk Kamps.
A pilot for the private plane used by Joe White, Morgan was charged with sexual abuse of his biological child in 2000. White invited him to stay on Kanakuk grounds while awaiting trial. White later testified for Morgan’s defense as a character witness, stating that he would have no problem allowing the man to babysit his own children and encouraging the judge not to imprison him. It is unknown if Morgan abused any campers during his multiple years of affiliation with Kanakuk and his off-season residence on camp property.
Morgan was found guilty of statutory sodomy in 2009 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was released in 2019.
Peter Daniel Newman
Newman was hired as a Kanakuk counselor in 1995. He moved up through the ranks as a father-son retreat leader, assistant director and ultimately the director of K-Kountry. Frequently used by the organization for marketing and promotional purposes, Newman was arrested in 2009 and pled guilty to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, and three counts of enticement of a child. A prosecutor in the case stated that Newman “is the most prolific child molester I have ever dealt with.” In 2010, Newman received two life sentences plus 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The subject of multiple civil lawsuits, there were at least 57 alleged victims of Newman prior to his arrest, but the total number of campers abused by him remains unknown.
Ringheim was a counselor for K-1 and volunteered with the K-Life Orlando program. He was accused of criminal misconduct that occurred in 2008 and 2011. He regularly chaperoned bus trips to Kanakuk’s Missouri camps and other activities, with the intent to groom and molest children. He was ultimately charged with seven felony sex crimes against underage boys. He was arrested in 2011, was found guilty of seven felony sex charges involving underage boys, and was sentenced to 15 years in Florida state prison. He is expected to be released in 2031.’ https://factsaboutkanakuk.com/known-abusers/
‘A student who was suspended from his public university’s education program for an Instagram video in which he stated “a man is a man and a woman is a woman” has been reinstated by administrators.
Owen Stevens confirmed Wednesday to The College Fix that SUNY-Geneseo has allowed him to continue his education.
“Universities should be a market place of ideas, not an assembly line for one type of thought,” he told The College Fix via email. “Instead of policing speech on social media platforms, they should be engaging in educating future world leaders.”
SUNY-Geneseo media affairs division did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls Wednesday and Thursday from The College Fix seeking comment.
The crux of the controversy centers on a one-minute November 22, 2020, Instagram video in which Stevens stated in part: