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MN Legislative Issues and Bills 2020-2021
➤ Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
The legislation that passed the House, but did not pass the Senate, mandates that every Pre-K through 12 th grade Minnesota public/charter school must teach a type of ‘health’ that removes all natural and protective boundaries for children and teens and encourages early sexual exploration in graphic detail. CSE uses pornographic illustrations and graphic descriptions to teach children that all ‘consensual’ sexual activity is their ‘right,’ and no one, including parents, can interfere with that right. CSE teaches to children as young as ten how to consent to sex and that vaginal, oral and anal sex can be ‘safe’ for young people. CSE promotes multiple sexual
orientations and gender identities.
Advocates for CSE state that the goal of CSE is a ‘cultural shift’ to change norms, calling it “Sex Ed for Social Change,” and they emphasize that CSE is a tool to ‘dismantle white supremacy.’ Every Democrat in the Minnesota House except two voted for this bill.
Another piece of legislation related to CSE is a bill introduced by Senator Dan Hall last spring that would repeal the school and library Minnesota exemption to laws that criminalize showing obscenity to minors.
➤ Equity/White Privilege/Social Justice
Equity, white privilege and social justice together are falsely presented in our schools as positive attempts to remove racial injustice. Teachers are being trained to divide children into two groups: the oppressed (blacks, but also women, homosexuals, gender non-conformists, and Muslims) and the oppressor (white, male, heterosexual, Christian). This ideology aggressively teaches students that the oppressed must be liberated from their oppression by tearing down the existing social structure and creating a new social order. More and more Minnesota schools are teaching students that white people are saddled with guilt for undeserved privilege and complicity in life that they define as oppressive social structures. Their atonement is defined as becoming social justice activists. For that very reason, many of our young people are engaging in the rioting that is afflicting Minnesota and our nation.
The equity-race-divide is a well-devised strategy and tool of a cultural Marxist revolution. In the eyes of the social justice activists, everything is viewed through the lens of white privilege and the only solution is transforming and destroying our culture and government. Teaching Islam is being introduced to counter ‘Christian privilege.’ Individual liberties are being targeted as white ‘privilege.’ While our current systems of culture, government, and families are denounced for being systemically racist, the fact is that Marxist equity ideology is itself being ‘systemically’ embedded into our laws, our schools, and our administrative mandates.
Current education bills that have passed the Minnesota House, but that have failed in the Senate, and that are being reintroduced in every special session, incorporate ever more onerous equity mandates on schools, teachers, and administrators. Teacher training mandates are ever more aggressively forcing teachers to be trained into this destructive, divisive, and dangerous ideology.
- Dayton Appointees Insert Mandatory ‘Social Justice’ into Teacher Licensing
- Curriculum Alerts
Critical Race Theory, Social Justice Curriculum, Common Core, Transformational Learning
➤ Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning is a curriculum-wide system of transforming the attitudes, values, and beliefs of students. It does this by retraining students’ thinking through emotional manipulation. SEL is promoted as a way to help students control their emotions and their behaviors, but it is for every student, not just troubled or difficult students. SEL instructors are trained to map student’s personal cultural values and preferences, collect them on a ‘data dashboard,’ and measure them for whether they demonstrate change, all this entered into a national SEL data bank.
The learning focus of schools is changed from a focus on academics to being centered on therapeutics. Not surprisingly, SEL is being employed as a way to indoctrinate into a race-based worldview of equity, “to reflect our interest in making explicit issues such as power, privilege, prejudice, discrimination, social justice, empowerment and self-determination” for the “development of justice-oriented, global citizens.”
The first Minnesota SEL legislation was unnoticeably slipped into the ‘Bullying Bill’ in 2014, but few legislators or private citizens had any idea at that time what SEL was. It sounded pretty good. Current education bills, awaiting a DFL Senate majority that will pass them, incorporate more mandates for SEL into what schools must incorporate into our schools.
➤ Constitutional Amendment to take authority over all education
An educational constitutional amendment was introduced in early March 2020 that would extend court and bureaucratic authority over curriculum for ALL schools in the state – public, private, home schools, preschools and day care – through testing outcomes linked to corporate- devised ‘workforce standards.’ To dictate the standards is essentially to dictate the curriculum.
Promoters attempt to shame legislators into putting this on the ballot by claiming that, because Minnesota has a devastating education racial achievement gap, our current system is therefore racist. It was written in 1857 when slavery was still legal in the U.S., and, they claim, it was set up with the intention of discriminating. The truth is that Minnesota was never a slave state. Slavery was illegal in Minnesota from its founding in 1858. The very principle of “a general and uniform system of public schools” demonstrates, from Minnesota’s founding, an intent to educate everyone.
No action was taken on this amendment in 2020 due to the pandemic. It will not be going away, though. It has high profile supporters in both parties.
➤ Establishing a State/Federal Early Childhood Workforce System from Birth through Age Five
Bills have been moving through the legislature that will create a statewide all-public childcare system that is run by the state and subsidized by taxpayers. By increasing the child care centers the state subsidizes, they make private child care non-competitive. What the state subsidizes, it regulates. The state Parent Aware program oversees what is allowed to be taught and how children are to be raised. Its standards are part of a federal workforce system of education. These public schools will be increasingly the only option available to parents and children in early learning and care services. This is a planned takeover of the private market.
➤ Databases Filled with Porn Available Through Our Schools
Although schools have filters for the students’ Chrome Books, databases (EBSCO & GALE, for example) available on school websites and on Minnesota’s ELibrary bypass the schools’ filters and bring hardcore porn directly to the students’ eyes. The schools contract directly with these companies to provide proprietary information for student research. With these databases, students can easily, accidentally stumble upon sexual deviance and porn sites with just a couple of clicks. Does your school district link to these sites? Most Minnesota public and private schools do and most also link to ELM (Elibrary MN).
- CPL investigates MN eLibrary and Ebsco (35 minute video)
➤ Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Constitutional Amendment
The ERA is not about women’s rights, as the proponents want voters to assume. It is a ‘Gender Spectrum Equality Amendment.’ The amendment to the Minnesota Constitution would read, “Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender.” Thinking this will protect equality for women, voters would in fact be enshrining into our constitutional law acceptance and full legal legitimacy to the entire radical gender spectrum ideology. This amendment would essentially mandate bathroom/locker room sharing, full promotion of gender spectrum ideology in the schools and in all laws (“under the law”). Every law would be viewed in the context of full “gender” spectrum equality.
Every Law. All family law, adoption law, health law, sports competition policies, even abortion would all have gender equality enshrined in its interpretation. Think of private schools and churches. Think of 4-H. Think of private civic organizations and businesses. Think of all public spaces, locker rooms, and programs. Think of children’s summer camps. Already men are dominating women and girls in women’s sports. Think of Bible studies. There are no exceptions to a constitutional right. This is an anti-woman and an anti-conscience amendment. This bill passed the House in 2019 and was not taken up in the Senate, but, as with other legislation the House has passed, it will be back. All Republicans voted no. All Democrats except three voted yes.
➤ Legislative History
- Constitutional Amendment SF 3977 (House file 3658)
- Mandated Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
- Drag Queen Story Hour HF4323
- Gender Identity Proposal, MN Department of Education
- Mandated Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
- School Safety Technical Assistance Center (SSTAC)
- Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act
- Conversion Therapy Ban
- ERA Constitutional Amendment
Did You Know?
As far back as the early 90’s, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and David Blankenhorn, among others, reported on the overwhelming body of social-scientific evidence that children from intact families have the greatest measures of success in all areas of life, including education achievement. Political leaders generally don’t include this evidence in their “conversations”, so they continue throwing ineffective, counterproductive ‘solutions’ at the problem, such as more money, federal intrusions, race-equity plans, and social emotional learning (SEL), that have no impact on our stubborn achievement gap.
Racial Quotas in School Policies
The Dayton administration has initiated its own racial equity directive that the Federal Commission has rescinded. In October of 2017, the MN Department of Human Rights (MDHR) sent a letter to 43 school districts informing them that they have a “racial discipline disparity” in violation of the MN Human Rights Act. Unless they entered into a “settlement agreement” with the state, they would file charges and investigate them for civil rights violations. Minnesota is full steam ahead implementing the racial quotas in school discipline in schools throughout the state. Read more at Minnesota Goes Full Radical on Race Based School Discipline
- Find your board’s “Collaborative Agreement”. If you are in one of the targeted districts, ask your school board to see the “plan” that they submitted and was approved by the state. Know what your district is doing! MDHR Website
- If you are in one of the targeted districts, contact your school board members to express your displeasure over their transferring your local district’s discipline policy authority to the state. Express your displeasure over signing an agreement that assumes that all whites are racist and that discipline policies must be viewed through the lens of race.
- Engage personally with your local House and Senate legislators. Tell them to put a stop to this travesty. Make this a campaign issue for 2020, starting now.
- If you have children in school, engage with them about how wrong it is for students to be shamed for being white or for being any race at all. Ask them to share with you how discipline is being handled and what training or curriculum they are receiving regarding race. Protect your kids.
The “Toolkit” – Take Action!
The Toolkit to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students was passed July 19, 2017 by an unelected, governor appointed Minnesota Department of Education committee, despite strong opposition from parents and the public. This gender ideology “Toolkit” does not promote the safety and well-being of children but is actually harmful to ALL children.
It’s not too late to Take Action! You CAN make a difference. Go to The “Toolkit” Agenda for action items.
Find in the article questions that that every taxpayer should ask their local school administrators, including the administrators of elementary and middle schools. Then follow up by requesting to the school board that the policy be written mandating that restrooms and locker rooms correspond to objective biological sex. The specificity of the questions is necessary in order to ensure that accurate information is obtained, to make explicit the assumptions embedded in oppositions to restroom/locker room practices and to prevent administrators from obfuscating. More helpful information can be found in our Gender and Privacy Policies and Gender Identity.
Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office? Invasive Teen Questionnaire
A new HealthPartner’s policy is being implemented that requires clinicians to administer a 23-question health questionnaire to all pre-teens and teens… and it is to be answered only by the adolescent. After the adolescent fills out the questionnaire, the parent will then be asked to leave the child alone with the clinician so the clinician can engage the child “one-on-one” about the answers and personal concerns. We have questions! Read the details in Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office? and review the Questionnaire (PDF)
Action Steps Parents Can Take
- If your family uses a HealthPartners clinic or any clinic that participates in this kind of survey, respond to the letter you receive with a letter of your own.
a. Forbid the clinic from holding a private meeting with your child and a clinician.
b. Direct them to put your letter into your family’s health record files.
c. Demand that they discontinue the use of this outrageous questionnaire.
- Refuse to have your child fill out the questionnaire or meet privately with a clinician. This is your right as a parent!
- Contact your legislators. Ask them to clarify into law that health providers:
- May not impose themselves on families with personal, invasive questionnaires
- Have no right to digitally store private data discovered about your child’s personal beliefs, feelings or family—unless it involves mandated legal reporting.
- Must pro-actively inform parents that they and their child have a right to refuse to allow their minor child to meet alone with a clinician.
- Request a list of the health provider’s LGBTQIA resources. Please send your findings to Child Protection League at email@example.com.
Child Protection League and hundreds of thousands of parents and citizens exposed the library Drag Queen Story Hours. Child Protection League Action’s Facebook post (over 658,000 views as of this writing) went viral overnight and was picked up by numerous national news outlets. Libraries Violate Public Trust with Drag Queen Story Hours
We are calling upon local libraries and the American Library Association (ALA) to end the Drag Queen Story Hour permanently. Under no circumstances should adult erotic performers be allowed to influence and interact with innocent and impressionable children using public funds and buildings. 21,460 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops on Drag Queen and Queering Elementary Schools
Ways to Get Involved
The following are ways that you can keep this momentum going to stop Drag Queens from being allowed to read LGBT+ and transgender books to our youngest children.
- Watch Drag Queen Story Hour (22 minutes)
presentation by Barb Anderson
- Find out if your library has hosted Drag Queen Story Hours.
Contact the library directors, the library board members as well as the American Library Association (ALA) with your concerns.
- Submit a letter to the editor.
Example: What is going on in our public libraries?
- Inform your legislative candidates.
Find out if they can tell you why publicly funded libraries are no longer a safe place for children!
- Apply to serve on the library board.
Example: In Hennepin County MN, applications are being taken for library board members until December 31. Interviews and appointments are decided by the Hennepin County Commissioners.
Sample: Testimony Before Hennepin Library Committee (PDF)
Church leaders who want to educate their members about civic issues, particular legislation and viewpoints, may be receiving false information from activist groups who are attempting to silence them with threats of losing tax-exempt status. Equip your church leaders with this important legal background from The Pacific Justice Institute.
CPL Sponsored Books for Children
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Books We Recommend
by Kimberly Ells
The Invincible Family is a shocking and essential report on how your family could be threatened–and what you and all concerned citizens can do to defend the institution of the family and our inherent human rights. Special Donation offer. Check it out!
by Kristen A Jenson and Debbie Fox
Have you wanted to talk to your children about pornography but weren’t sure how? Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a great resource to read to your children to start the discussion.
The War on Psychotherapy: When Sexual Politics, Gender Ideology and Mental Health Collide
by Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC
Forward by Michael Brown, Ph.D and Preface by Dr Cretella, MD, FCP
What happens when a sexual culture war is fought on the mental health battlefield? Christopher Doyle provides a map of the unprecedented assault on personal freedom and religious liberty answering many of tough questions of our day.
Video presentation The War on Psychotherapy from The Witherspoon Fellowship (50 minutes)
You’re Teaching My Child What?
By Miriam Gossman, M.D.
available in the CPL Store
“Dr. Grossman exposes the sordid truth about sex education – not based based on science but on liberal lies and politically correct propaganda. As a psychiatrist and expert on sexual education, Dr. Grossman cites example after example of schools and organizations whitewashing crucial information that doesn’t fit in with their “PC” agenda. What sex educators call an education, scientists would call a scam.
Stolen Honor, Stolen Innocence
By Dr. Judith Reisman
available in the CPL Store
How America was betrayed by the lies and sexual crimes of the mad “scientist”. The root cause of many of the societal ills we deal with today come from Alfred Kinsey and his “research”.
Note: Add the image for this book
by Walt Heyer
Written by a former transgender, the book in his own story, debunks the glowing promises of gender change surgery and exposes the heart-breaking story of suicide and wrecked lives that the advocates would prefer to keep hidden.
By LeAnna Benn and Alfred J Derby, MD
Comprehensive Sexual Education is damaging our most valuable resource—children. You will want this ebook as a reference guide. Using peer reviewed scientific studies, this activist’s guide to transforming sex education provides guidance to prepare for meetings, writing letters campaigns, organizing community members to take action, getting programs adopted and so much more. A must for your library!
New Research Reveals that Babies Need Their Moms
By Erica Komisar
An informative book about the importance of the mother-child bond entitled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. Read the Book Review (PDF) and share the information with others.
Books With Warnings!
I Am Jazz
“The book I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, contains a number of factual inaccuracies and very significant omissions. I am very concerned that children or even adults who read these books will be given false ideas about transgenderism. This will lead to the harm of children.”
An Endocrinologist Studies The Transgender Movement’s Most Popular Kid’s Book
Social Justice Books
A dangerous ideology to transform the beliefs and values of our nation is invading our nation’s classrooms through intentional literary choices. Even though social justice books are often presented as merely multi-racial materials and diverse histories, the primary focus is to transform our schools and our culture.
Advocating for Islam?
These eight books, recommended to teachers for Minnesota public schools at the “Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools” Training Seminars for Educators 2017 presented by Michael Abraham, teach the religion of Islam including prayer, religious holidays, reciting the Holy Books, etc.
Read the Book Review of Islamic Children’s Books (PDF) and stay informed.
Cosmo Hurts Kids
The Cosmopolitan magazine sold at most store checkouts is pornographic and violates states’ “materials harmful to minors laws.” It should not be sold to kids! Learn more at Cosmo Hurts Kids.
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
Parents of a 15 year old high school girl were astounded to read through the book Eleanor & Park, a book their daughter was given as part of her high school’s summer reading program. “The amount of vile profanity used throughout this publication was absolutely astounding! Never in our 43 years have either of us ever read anything more profane.”
Read this extensive review of Eleanor & Park to help you learn what the schools are using for young adult reading. The New York Times calls it a “beautiful, haunting love story” for young adults. The parents say the book is “pornographic and sexually explicit.” Be advised.
Eleanor & Park Review (PDF)