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Trump to Repeal Obama Restrictions on Faith-Based Adoption, Foster Care Groups

On Friday, the Trump administration repealed some Obama era rules that barred faith-based adoption and foster care agencies from serving children and families based on their religious beliefs.  The Dept of Health and Human Services, HHS, says that a decision has been made not to enforce the Obama era rules.  HHS’s Ryan T. Anderson said in a recent tweet, “ The Trump Admin. Is right to fix misguided Obama era regulations that threatened both children’s welfare and religious freedom.  No adoption agency or foster care service should be penalized simply because they believe children deserve both a mom and a dad.”

At the end of Obama’s final weeks in office, rules were put in place that made sexual orientation a protected trait and under anti-discrimination regulations.  This made it hard for faith-based adoption agencies. If they wished to continue receiving government grant funding they were compelled to place children with same-sex couples.  In a response statement from  the Family Research Council, they said, “ This is tremendous news for children, birth moms, and adoptive families, who want to work with an agency that shares their values and core beliefs– without fear of government discrimination.”

 

Shia LaBeouf Thanks Police Officer Who Arrested Him in 2017 ‘for changing my life’  

At the Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles, this Sunday, 33 yr old actor, Shia LaBeouf expressed his gratitude for the police officer who arrested him for public intoxication in Savannah, Ga. on July 2017. LaBeouf said the incident ‘changed his life’.  The Georgia police officer had arrested LaBeouf for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction.  The investigators said the former child actor became disorderly, ‘ using profanities and vulgar language in front of women and children present’. When he was told to leave he became aggressive toward an officer and then ran to hide in a nearby hotel to avoid arrest.

LaBeouf pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction, paid $ 2,680 in fines and fees, had to perform 100 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management course as well as complete drug and alcohol evaluation. While he was in rehab LaBeouf said he wrote his award-winning script for his movie “Honey Boy” for which he received an award on Sunday.  In the film LaBeouf plays the alcoholic abusive father of a child actor. LaBeouf thanked his therapist and sponsor for ‘saving my life’ and his parents, ‘for giving me life.’

 

ANTIFA PROTESTER GETS 6 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BRUTAL ASSAULT ON CONSERVATIVE  

An Antifa member has been sentenced to 6  years in prison. He was sentenced on Friday for brutally attacking a conservative demonstrator in Portland, Or on June 29.  Gage Halupowski, 24, pled guilty to second-degree assault.  Halupowski used an expandable baton on the victim, Adam Kelly, that left  Kelly with a concussion and 25 staples in his head.  Police on the scene said they saw Halupowski collapse his weapon and hide it in his pants after he attacked Kelly. Before the assault happened Kelly was reportedly trying to help another man who also had been injured during the protest.

Journalist Andy Ngo was also the victim of a brutal attack by members of the group Antifa. He made this comment after news of Halupowski”s sentence, “ I don’t see them as just a benign movement of so-called anti-fascists. I mean I don’t even give them that propaganda win of calling them ‘antifascists’, I say Antifa because I want to separate that from anti-fascism, which to the average person would sound like a noble thing.”   In a comment from President Trump, “Major consideration is being given to naming Antifa an ‘Organization of Terror’. Portland is being watched closely. Hopefully, the Mayor will be able to properly do his job.” He concluded.

 

Meet the Texas State Rep. Who Wants to Ban Puberty Blockers For Minors

Recently in the news, a 7 yr old boy in Texas, named James Younger, got nationwide media attention after his mother took his father to court because she wanted sole custody and wanted to begin drug therapy and surgery to transition him from a boy to a girl.  The father appealed and Texas Governor, Greg Abbott stepped in and finally, a court ruled that both parents would need to make the decision and the father had a say in the decision.

Now Texas State Rep. Mike Krause is preparing to introduce legislation that would ensure Younger, as well as other children in the state, are not subjected to chemical castration.  The bill Krause wants to introduce would ban the use of puberty blockers for minors.  With Texas now looking into legislation to protect minors in cases like the Younger’s, Hopes are other states will take action as well.

Today’s quote is from George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior.

Rule 5, “ If you cough, sneeze, sigh or yawn, do it not loud but privately; and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside.”