November 2014

We are excited to announce the election defeat of the four incumbent House members who were targeted by the Child Protection League PAC. These incumbents, and seven others who were also defeated on November 4th, all voted to betray our children by passing the dangerous 2014 Bullying Bill. (See our summary of The Battle Against the Bullying Bill.) And not a single legislator who opposed the Bullying Bill was defeated! (See how the House and Senate voted.)

Passage of the 2014 Bullying Bill soured voters on legislators who would use “anti-bullying” as a pretense to promote behaviors and beliefs that many recognize as wrong, immoral, offensive and dangerous to students, from preK to 12th grades. (Click here for excerpts of such curriculum.) And the law did not require parental notification when students were bullied or accused of bullying.

The driving force behind the Bullying Bill, the LGBT-Queer (their language, not ours) special interest group OutFront Minnesota urged their supporters to work for their slate of candidates so they could pass their coming legislative agenda:

If the DFL retains control, we’ll have the opportunity to continue expanding
protections for LGBTQ Minnesotans — things like comprehensive sexuality
and health education that includes LGBTQ identities, a ban on conversion therapy
for minors, and eliminating the trans exclusion from MinnesotaCare.

The election results are in, and eleven of their friends in the legislature have been replaced! Votes have consequences!

Upcoming Events:

    1. Monday, November 24th, 6:30 pm
        Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting
        Sandburg Education Center, 1902 Second Avenue, Anoka.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is rolling out the blueprint for Minnesota’s newly passed state Bullying Law. (See Bullying Law Being Rolled Out.) In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice forced an anti-bullying consent decree on that school district, which has become the prototype for what is coming statewide. Everyone should be alert to the policies being implemented there.

The Anoka-Hennepin Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Task Force put forth five recommendations for adoption by the school board. Since they were submitted, much testimony has been focused on them, particularly on recommendation #3: Honor and celebrate the contributions of diverse people and families in our community, country, and world, including the LGBT community.

On November 24th, Anoka-Hennepin will be voting on resolution #4 and #5.

Recommendation 4: Provide comprehensive communication about safety and inclusiveness for all people in our schools.

Recommendation 5: Increase messages of kindness in the Anoka-Hennepin community.

Each recommendation will come with “actionable items” which have not yet been released to the public. Residents of the A-H School District may have an interest in attending.

    2. Thursday, December 4th, 9:30am
         Minnesota State High School League Board meeting
         2100 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center

The Minnesota State High School League will be voting to adopt a transgender policy that will require member schools to allow transgender students to choose to compete on the team opposite their biological gender. (See our alert here.)

Unspeakable harm will come to both children dealing with gender confusion AND children who will be forced to affirm transgenderism as a result of this policy. Your children are in danger!

Please take action and watch for updated information. Plan to attend that meeting. Call your school board members, call your state legislator, and call your regional high school league representative and tell them to STOP this radical initiative!

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