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Labor unions pass resolution defending cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

Cop killer Abu-Jamal

Cop killer Abu-Jamal

EAGnews.org: A collection of labor unions is demanding that leaders of California’s Oakland Unified School District allow a lesson plan that compares convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to appear on the district’s website.

In a resolution passed on July 14, the Alameda Labor Council condemned Oakland Unified school leaders for censoring the pro-cop killer lesson plan, entitled “Urban Dreams,” and accused them of buckling to the intimidation tactics of the Fraternal Order of Police and Fox News.

The Alameda Labor Council – which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO – is an umbrella organization that coordinates the political activities of more than 100 unions, including the Berkley Federation of Teachers and the California School Employees Association.

“ … (I)t is dangerous and unacceptable to allow the police to determine the curriculum of a major school district like Oakland, or any school district,” the group declares in its resolution.

The Alameda Labor Council, on the other hand, sees nothing dangerous about Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981.

As EAGnews reported earlier this year:

(Abu-Jamal) was working as a cab driver for extra money that evening, and was apparently parked along a city street when he witnessed his brother, William Cook, being pulled over by Faulkner in a traffic stop. Abu-Jamal left his vehicle and intervened, a struggle ensued, and both he and Faulkner were shot.

Abu-Jamal claimed an unidentified person arrived on the scene, shot Faulkner and fled. Three witnesses testified that they saw Abu-Jamal shoot the officer.

Abu-Jamal was convicted of murder in 1982 and sentenced to death. He spent 30 years in Death Row before an appeals court lowered the sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole in 2012.

Meanwhile, he’s become a cult hero to thousands on the extreme political left.

In its resolution, the Alameda Labor Council maintains that Abu-Jamal is innocent of killing Faulkner and defends the “Urban Dreams” curriculum as “invaluable” for teaching students to think critically about social justice.

Specifically, the “Urban Dreams” lessons ask students to “critically examine a possible parallel between Martin Luther King, Jr., and someone else many believe is currently targeted by the U.S. government, Mumia Abu-Jamal.”

Many left-wingers believe Abu-Jamal has been unfairly singled out for punishment because the convicted cop killer is “an outspoken critic of the corruption and racism of the American legal system and both parties of American capitalism.”

The left-wing activists compare Abu-Jamal’s views to King’s “radical politics (that) were evident in his last years of his growing collaboration with Black Power leaders, his leading of study sessions … on socialism, his support of the movement against the Vietnam War and his challenge to U.S. militarism, declaring at Riverside Church that the U.S., ‘my own country,’ was ‘the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.’”

“It’s an absolute disgrace that they’re trying to make any comparison,” Maureen Faulkner, the police officer’s widow, told Fox News earlier this year.

“It’s a travesty,” Faulkner continued. “You’re going to teach children about a man who murdered a police officer? That’s not a good lesson to be teaching children. He was a radical, a militant. My question is: Are our tax dollars paying for this?

As long as Oakland Unified school leaders stand strong, tax dollars won’t be used to spread pro-Abu-Jamal propaganda. But, as the recent Alameda Labor Council resolution makes clear, the radicals running today’s labor unions aren’t going to accept defeat so easily.

EAGnews’ full examination of the “Urban Dreams” lesson plan can be found here.

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Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

Sun Times: A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 20 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The toddler was critically wounded in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side about 10:10 p.m. Friday night. Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.

Sandra Steve, the boy’s aunt, said her sister and the boy’s father heard gunshots and peaked between two homes when someone fired shots from the front of the home, striking the toddler. A group of two females and a male walked past them, and when they reached the end of the block the male turned around and fired, striking the boy in the right hip and abdomen. The child was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. He was listed in critical condition.

Family members told the Sun-Times that the boy was doing better after undergoing surgery early Saturday. Three people are in custody in connection with the shooting, and charges against them are pending, police said.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 6 p.m., Friday when a 13-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said. Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right foot and three 14-year-old boys were each shot in the left leg, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition, police said. A 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and was treated at the scene, police said.

Loretta Young, 31, who lives near the site of the shooting, said she was watching a television newscast about 11-year-old shooting victim Shamiya Adams when she heard gunfire.

She said she immediately rushed to the shooting site because her 14-year-old daughter was outside her home. “I went looking for my daughter and walked past the dead boy on street and two other bodies on the street,” Young said. “When it is your child, you will walk through a war zone. I found my daughter, and she was OK. She ran on someone’s porch.”

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 12:25 p.m. Sunday in West Garfield Park. A 53-year-old man was shot in the left foot in the 4000 block of West Lexington Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. Details on the shooting’s circumstances weren’t immediately available.

At least 12 other people have been shot across the city since 6 p.m. Friday.

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Welcome to Obama’s Amerika!

Obama picks nose• Our Phones – Wireless
• Cooking – Fireless
• Cars – Keyless
• Food – Fatless
• Clothing – Shameless
• Youth – Jobless
• Relationships – Meaningless
• Attitudes – Careless
• Babies – Fatherless
• Children – Mannerless
• Feelings – Heartless
• Education – Valueless
• Media – Truthless
• Congress – Gutless
• President – Worthless
• Country – Borderless
• America – Godless

I’m scared – shitless

GOD HELP US!

H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska

~Eowyn

In Oregon, no background checks means felons at the fair

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KATU: Companies that have hired sex offenders in the past are operating at fairs and carnivals in the Portland area.

KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have discovered that fairs and companies they hire are not required by law to run background checks on workers.

Because background checks are not required for fair employees, there are no standards for how those checks should be done. That means even when workers are checked, criminals, including convicted sex offenders, can still slip through the cracks.

There are two main companies hired to run carnival rides and games at fairs in the Portland area. Both have had big problems in Washington. One of them, Butler Amusements, hired sex offenders two years in a row.

“Extreme Danger”

Adam Cornell, a deputy prosecutor in Snohomish County, Washington, describes a woman named Caitlin Ferry as “an extreme danger to children and the community.” Cornell says officers found Ferry working in the children’s area of the Evergreen State Fair just outside Seattle in 2012.

“When we found her in ‘kiddie land’, it was then time to have Ms. Ferry removed from society,” said Cornell. Ferry was awaiting trial for child molestation at the time. Prosecutors say the crime happened before she worked at the fair.

“Extremely graphic depictions of child rape were found,” said Cornell, “pictures of Ms. Ferry with a young child in a sexually suggestive way.” Ferry is now serving prison time for her crimes.

KATU’s On Your Side Investigators spoke at length with the CEO of Butler Amusements about what went wrong in the Caitlin Ferry case, and he admitted the company didn’t do a background check when it hired her. He said most but not all of his workers at the Evergreen State Fair at the time were checked.

After Ferry was fired, the Evergreen State Fair began requiring Butler to background check all of its employees, while the fair runs checks of its own. “When someone has a proclivity for sexually assaulting children,” Cornell said, “the very last thing you want is for them to continue to be around children.”

But the next year at the Evergreen State Fair, there was another arrest in “kiddie land.” It was August of 2013 when prosecutors say Dale Fager, known online as “karney37″ was arrested while working on a ride called the “ghost ship.” Fager has a lengthy arrest record, and at the time he faced an outstanding warrant for forgery in Indiana.

He was also the target of a child pornography investigation by Seattle Police. Officers say they had evidence Fager was downloading and sharing hundreds of explicit images and videos of children, and they say he sent several disturbing emails to other pedophiles, including one that said, “I love being a pedophile. I ultimately believe in molestation to the fullest.”

Prosecutors say unlike Caitlin Ferry, Fager was background checked, but he passed by using a false name with a false Social Security card to back it up.

They say he worked for Butler from March of 2013 until his arrest five months later. During that time, he worked at fairs up and down the West Coast, possibly including the Clark County Fair, and he told investigators he was at the Washington County Fair last July.

Butler’s CEO admits he can’t confirm where Fager was working last summer because they don’t keep records of where all of their employees are at any given time.

Funtastic Scandal

The other major ride company operating at fairs in the Portland area is called Funtastic. Last year, it dealt with a scandal of its own when it had to fire three registered sex offenders working at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.

Funtastic says it ran background checks on the employees, but they didn’t wait for the results to come back before letting two of them start working. The company also admits it didn’t background check all of its workers at the fair, just ones who had the most access to children.

Puyallup Police Captain Scott Engle went on the record at the time to say an average of three to five sex offenders a year are fired from the Washington State Fair for lying on their job applications.

Like Butler Amusements, Funtastic admits there’s no standard or overall protocol for protecting fairgoers from criminal carnival workers. Funtastic says it typically background checks all adult workers at larger fairs, but it doesn’t always check every employee at other, smaller events.

New Legislation

Washington state Rep. Liz Pike, of Camas, is one of five state lawmakers KATU contacted to talk about the gaps in the system. KATU’s On Your Side Investigators pointed out to them that neither Washington nor Oregon nor does the federal government require background checks for workers operating rides at fairs and carnivals. “Thanks for bringing this to my attention,” said Pike.

After talking with KATU, Pike said she and Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers would start working on legislation that would require background checks. They plan to introduce it at the state’s next legislative session in January.

In Oregon, state Rep. Joe Gallegos, of Hillsboro, stopped short of promising to file new legislation. He responded to KATU by email, with the following statement:

“I would need to see the language of the bill to ensure that it doesn’t discriminate, but at first blush, yes. It’s important that we take every reasonable and proactive step to ensure that we are protecting our families and children from those who would do them harm.”

Both the Washington County Fair and the Clark County Fair say they require Butler Amusements to run background checks on all of their employees at their events. Butler admits, however, if it is not asked, it doesn’t run background checks.

Shame on these private companies for not doing comprehensive background checks on employees that deal with the public.

It would also be nice if liberals would pick a side. In Illinois, employers can no longer access criminal background checks on potential hires until after an interview is conducted.

Illinois Gov. Quinn signed into law a bill that prohibits private employers from asking applicants about their criminal history prior to determining if they are qualified for the job. “Everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to getting a job,” Governor Quinn said in a press release. “This law will help ensure that people across Illinois get a fair shot to reach their full potential through their skills and qualifications, rather than past history. It will also help reduce recidivism, fight poverty and prevent violence in our communities by putting more people back to work.

The liberals claim to be the compassionate and caring ones, especially when it comes to illegal aliens. Why don’t they have the same compassion for their citizens’ children? After all, aren’t they all God’s children?

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Fast fooder McDonald’s is biggest sponsor of lewd TV shows

Evil Ronald McDonaldJunk food purveyer McDonald’s is also the biggest purveyor of junk TV.

Thaddeus Bablinski reports for LifeSiteNews, July 21, 2014, that the McDonalds mega-chain tops the list of companies most apt to sponsor sexually-graphic television shows, according to the pro-family TV watchdog, Parents Television Council (PTC).

PTC’s Research Department evaluates and reviews TV shows for their sexual content (depictions of or implied sexual content) and suggestive dialogue about sexual content. By “sexually graphic shows,” PTC means shows with “jokes about incest, rape, pedophilia; [glorifications of] adultery; barrages of bleeped and partially-bleeped F-words; and intense, brutal violence, including cannibalism and fetishized butchery.”

The Parents Television Council’s Top Ten TV sponsors of programs with sexual content, suggestive dialogue, foul language, and violence are:

Sexual Content:

  1. McDonalds Corporation
  2. YUM! Brands
  3. Mars Inc.
  4. Colgate Palmolive Company
  5. Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited
  6. Time Warner Inc.
  7. Sony Corp. of America
  8. Toyota Motor Sales Inc.
  9. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  10. Red Bull North America, Inc.

Suggestive Dialogue:

  1. McDonalds Corporation
  2. Subway Restaurants
  3. Target Corp.
  4. Kohl’s Corporation
  5. Sears, Roebuck and Co
  6. Unilever United States
  7. AT&T Corp.
  8. Verizon Communications
  9. Toyota Motor Sales Inc.
  10. Microsoft

Foul Language:

  1. McDonalds Corporation
  2. YUM! Brands
  3. L’Oreal USA, Inc.
  4. Verizon Communications
  5. Toyota Motor Sales Inc.
  6. Cablevision Systems Corporation
  7. Signet Group plc (Kay Jewelers)
  8. Capital One Financial Corporation
  9. H & R Block
  10. Hyundai

Violence:

  1. Subway Restaurants
  2. YUM! Brands
  3. Verizon Communications
  4. AT&T Corp.
  5. Sprint Corporation
  6. Burlington Industries, Inc.
  7. Daimler Chrysler Corporation
  8. Toyota Motor Sales Inc.
  9. General Motors Corp.
  10. Signet Group plc (Kay Jewelers)

PTC president Tim Winter said in a press release: “The companies on our lists are the worst offenders in each category, and McDonalds, YUM! Brands, and Toyota Motor Sales Inc., in particular have been the top contributors to the most explicit broadcast TV shows. Particularly jarring is the direction that McDonalds’ advertising has taken in recent years, given its history as a family – and child-centric – brand. We’ve recently reached out to McDonalds to encourage the company to change course, as it used to be one of our ‘best’ advertisers. And perhaps not coincidentally, data shows the company to have had better earnings when it eschewed explicit TV programming.

Today we call for greater responsibility by the corporations whose media dollars underwrite some of the most harmful material on broadcast television. Family quality programming doesn’t just benefit families. It is also more profitable for the corporate sponsors who advertise on the broadcast networks. We hope that companies will choose wisely where to put their ad dollars for the benefit of families across this country.”

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~Eowyn

Senate Democrats’ bill will remove all restrictions on abortion – past, present & future

This is why, instead of Democrats, I call them Demonrats.

Various states of our disUnited States of America have been making progress on protecting the lives of the unborn. But if Senate Demonrats have their way, all that progress will be obliterated by one bill.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Senate Demonrats held a hearing on S. 1696, a bill that wipes out virtually every pro-life law across the country, including state laws that came into play in Pennsylvania that held late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell accountable for killing babies who were born alive and killed during a gruesome late-term abortion procedure.

S. 1696 has the deceptive Orwellian title of the “Women’s Health Protection Act” even though it revokes protections for women and their unborn children. Instead, the bill would be far-reaching in how it would topple virtually every pro-life law passed in states across the country.

The bill has been heavily promoted by pro-abortion activist groups since its introduction last November, although it has been largely ignored by the mainstream news media. S. 1696 has 35 Senate cosponsors, all Demonrats, including 9 of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The chief sponsor of the bill is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.).

Richard Blumenthal

S. 1696 is an updated and expanded version of the old “Freedom of Choice Act” that was championed by Barack Obama when he was a senator. The new bill would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion, and prohibit states from adopting new limitations in the future, including various types of laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among the laws that the bill would nullify are:

  • Requirements to provide women seeking abortion with specific information on their unborn child and on alternatives to abortion.
  • Laws providing reflection periods (waiting periods).
  • Laws allowing medical professionals to opt out of providing abortions.
  • Laws limiting the performance of abortions to licensed physicians.
  • Bans on elective abortion after 20 weeks.
  • Meaningful limits on abortion after viability.
  • Bans on the use of abortion as a method of sex selection.
  • Invalidate most previously-enacted federal limits on abortion, including federal conscience protection laws and most, if not all, limits on government funding of abortion.

The above laws that would be nullified by the truly diabolical S. 1696 generally have broad public support in the states in which they are enacted, including support from substantial majorities of women.

During the Senate hearing, Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, told lawmakers that the bill is a radical departure from laws that have helped stopped late-term abortions and helped hold abortion practitioners like Gosnell accountable:

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia is only the most notorious recent example of a certain type of abortion provider who flourishes under the aura of political immunity generated by pro-abortion advocacy groups in some jurisdictions. There are many others who have demonstrated repeatedly that they should not be allowed anywhere near pregnant women or their unborn children, some of whom have been operating in multiple states for many years, shielded from real accountability by the timidity of state officials who are weary of offending the abortion industry and the political activist groups that fly cover for that industry.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says his group opposes the bill for similar reasons:

“Senator Blumenthal’s bill is extreme and out of touch with the views of millions of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate. It is deeply troubling that the Senate Judiciary Committee would consider a measure that puts vulnerable women in greater danger by undermining clinic health standards that are grounded in common sense. The measure even revokes laws requiring abortionists to be licensed physicians and any restrictions on late-term abortions. These laws are vital to avoid a future Kermit Gosnell house of horror. It is my hope that the Senate reject this bill and instead work to protect unborn children that can feel excruciating pain from abortion, and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1670, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).”

ACTION: Contact your senators and urge STRONG opposition to the bill.

Sources: Life News of July 14 and July 15, 2014

H/t FOTM’s Sig94

~Eowyn

Target Says No to Guns: Store Assaults Begin Immediately

On July 2 of this year, Target issued a new policy asking customers not to bring guns to its stores. That same day, a Target shopper in Gainesville, Georgia was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot, and on July 5, a woman shopper at a Target store in Atlanta was punched in the head in the store’s parking lot by a black male, who then stole her car and attempted to run her over.

Lest, you think Target is merely another well-meaning, but misguided company, take a look at these ads from one of their recent catalogues, targeted at children:

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For those who don’t understand the symbolism, the “OK” sign with three fingers spread out spells “6-6-6″, and covering one eye is a symbol of Lucifer just like the eye on the pyramid on our one dollar bills. I believe it was Franklin Roosevelt, the second worst president of all time, who put all-seeing eye of satan on our money.

Compare Target’s children with these photos featuring several well known satanists, and remember that another big company that is anti-gun and anti-Constitution, Starbucks, also has a history of satanic symbolism.

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Illegals bring pneumonia and swine flu to Calif-Texas Navy bases

Bill Gertz reports for the Washington Free Beacon, July 14, 2014, that health authorities at a Navy base in Southern California took steps last weekend to curtail an outbreak of pneumonia and swine flu among illegal immigrant children housed at the facility, according to U.S. officials.

Both diseases are contagious. According to the CDC, pneumonia is caused by bacteria or viruses and can be severe. The H1N1 virus is considered less dangerous and has been detected in the United States since the 2009 pandemic. The swine flu virus jumped from pigs to humans and can be fatal in some cases.

The outbreak of disease among several of the nearly 600 immigrant children at the Naval Base Ventura County, located north of Los Angeles, initially was thought to be caused by deadly bacterial streptococcal meningitis, according to one official close to the issue.

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The pneumonia cases and meningitis scare last weekend followed two cases of H1N1 swine flu among other child immigrants—one at the California base and another in Texas. The virus caused a global pandemic in 2009, but officials said it is considered less dangerous than the meningitis outbreak that began over the past weekend.

Naval officials, along with HHS and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials, sought to block the disease outbreak by quarantines and halting transfers of children into and out of the facility. The sick children were moved to local hospitals where they are being treated.

The swine flu case, discovered late last week, involved a 16-year-old Salvadoran boy who, like others at the facility, had been transferred recently from Nogales, Ariz. A U.S. official said that in addition to the Salvadoran youth treated for swine flu, another case of swine flu was detected in June at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More than 1,000 immigrant children are being held at Lackland.

Overall Aerial View of Lackland Air Force Base San AntonioLackland Air Force Base

HHS spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe said the illnesses “likely pose little or no risk to the general public,” and insisted that the “arriving children” youths illegally crossing the border have been screened at U.S. border stations for health problems and given medical treatment if needed. Those “children” illegals sent to Pentagon locations had been given childhood vaccinations three days prior to entering Defense Department facilities.

Wolfe said,“If it is determined that children have certain communicable diseases or have been exposed to such communicable diseases, they are placed in a program or facility that has the capacity to quarantine. Children with serious health conditions are treated at local hospitals.” The cost of this care is “fully paid” by the federal government TAX PAYERS.

Other immigrant children are being held at bases in Texas and Oklahoma. The current plan calls for releasing the “immigrant children” illegal youths to relatives prior to their court proceedings on illegal immigration charges.

It appears the flood of illegal immigrants is based on beliefs among those in the region that they can gain entry using a two-step process—first sending thousands of children on a dangerous migration northward into the United States, and then later anticipating that the U.S. government will grant entry to some or the rest of their families in a humanitarian gesture.

Obama has not dealt directly with the crisis. During a recent visit to Denver, the president was photographed drinking beer and playing pool while declining to visit the border or facilities where the children are being held in crowded, refugee-camp-like conditions.

The White House instead has asked Congress to approve $3.7 billion for dealing with the crisis. Both the House and Senate have balked at providing the funding during a time of fiscal austerity.

The thousands of immigrants currently are caught up in a government bureaucratic legal system that is delaying rapid deportation back to their home countries. Critics of the delay say the illegals should be flown back without delay to their home countries, which include Guatemala and El Salvador, on military transport aircraft.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R.) said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the president is ultimately responsible for the border crisis. Perry said he alerted the president in May 2012 to the flood of alien children who were traveling north on trains “and we laid out exactly what we felt was going to happen if we didn’t address that. And now we’re seeing that become reality, with literally tens of thousands of these young children making this long, arduous, very dangerous trip, being separated from their parents. And it could have been stopped years ago had the administration listened.”

H/t California Political Review

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UPDATE (July 18, 2014):

The MSM finally are reporting on this.

On July 17, ABC News reports that the federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it can’t provide basic medical screening to all of the illegals aliens before transporting them – often by air – to longer-term holding facilities across the country.

Translated into plain English, that means Americans who travel by air or bus are being exposed to the diseases carried by the illegals, including CONTAGIOUS diseases like TB, measles, and chicken pox.

~Eowyn

Betty Crocker goes homo

Betty Crocker goes homo

Like JCPenney, Target, DC Comics, Archie comics, Kraft Food’s Oreo cookie, Nabisco’s Honey Maid crackers, Cheerio breakfast cereal, and fast fooder Burger King, Betty Crocker has also embraced the rainbow flag and gone homo.

Dustin Suggins reports for LifeSiteNews, July 14, 2014, that the 90-year-old homemaking company Betty Crocker says it is adjusting to the times by promoting all relationships — including homosexual couples and cohabitating couples — as equal to married couples with children.

On a website dedicated to its “Family Project,” Betty Crocker has highlighted four families, including a lesbian couple and divorcees who are remarried.

The change in Betty Crocker‘s focus became well known in August 2013, when the company – a subsidiary of General Mills, which supports same-sex “marriage” — released a video promoting same-sex couples. At the same time, it provided cakes to homosexual couples who “married” in Minnesota after the state legalized homosexual marriage.

Last month, Betty Crocker donated cakes to couples at the Twin Cities Pride Parade, and an employee group marched in the Parade. It also partnered with New America, a left-of-center think tank, to put out a survey the company says aimed “to gain a first-person point of view on what it means to be a homemaker in America today — and how those roles and descriptions have changed over time.”

Twin Cities Pride Parade 2013Twin Cities Pride Parade 2013 (CBS photo)

Betty Crocker Marketing Manager Perteet Spencer told AdAge.com, “Betty has always been a pioneer and guide for homemakers. As today’s family continues to evolve, so does Betty. Naysayers are always there, but generally the response has been really positive.” She also says that the company is not an activist for homosexual relationships, but “is an activist for the modern homemaker.”

Family Research Council (FRC) Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg told LifeSiteNews that FRC has “long argued that corporate America should remain neutral in the culture wars. It is unfortunate that Betty Crocker is choosing instead to take the side of those who want to redefine marriage and family altogether.”

Sprigg said Betty Crocker’s efforts to put a positive spin on changing the traditional family “conceals the dysfunction, heartache, and harms to children which frequently result from such alternatives to the family headed by a married mother and father. Betty Crocker’s celebration of homosexual relationships, divorce, and single parenthood will undoubtedly alienate the 71% of Americans who, according to their own poll, say that they have ‘old-fashioned values’ about family and marriage.”

According to the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), homosexuals make up a mere 2.3% of the U.S. population. According to a 2011 study by a gay and lesbian think tank at UCLA, the Williams Institute, homosexuals account for less than 2% of the U.S. population.

Thanks to the MSM’s propaganda and brainwashing, Americans think the number is 13 times higher.

~Eowyn

Staff at Muslim primary school ‘caught on camera describing how clapping hands is Satanic and that gay people should be stoned to death’

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Daily Mail: Teachers at a Muslim faith primary have allegedly referred to clapping hand as “Satanic” – and had discussions about whether music in school might be un-Islamic.

Footage was obtained for a Channel 4 documentary at The Olive School – a Muslim faith primary for 600 pupils in Blackburn, run by the Tauheedul Islam Faith, Education and Community Trust.

It is also claimed that the footage shows staff talking about how ties could be turned into snakes and that gay people should be stoned to death. The Trust has labeled the discussions as “staff room gossip”.

Channel 4 did not say what footage from the school would be aired. Officials at the Trust contacted the Department of Education after learning of the allegations, reported the Blackburn Citizen.

The Trust invited inspectors to visit the school, and the DfE ordered an emergency “no notice” Ofsted inspection last week. The Trust later insisted that this inspection went “very well”.

The Trust also confirmed that Dispatches had filmed undercover at the school and promised to act if anything on the film “is shown to undermine our progressive vision, ethos and approach”.

A Tauheedul governor said: “The Trust’s schools provide a first class education for young people in modern-day Britain. We need to look at what these schools have achieved for their pupils.”

Blackburn MP Jack Straw said: “I reserve final judgment until I see the programme. From what I know the allegations are groundless.”

He told the Blackburn Citizen: “I am sure Channel Four has recordings of what has been said. This appears to be what individuals have expressed in the course of conversations in the staffroom.”

Meanwhile, a Muslim father has revealed he warned the Prime Minister’s office of worrying Islamist practices at one of the scandal-hit “Trojan Horse” schools – but got no reply.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that David Cameron’s office received an email in February from Mohammed Zabar, whose ten-year-old daughter attends Oldknow Academy.

Oldknow is one of the schools investigated in connection with an alleged fundamentalist plot to take over Birmingham Schools. Mr. Zabar warned the government that he believed the school over-emphasised Islamic teaching at the expense of other faiths. He said the school closed for a Muslim festival but had no Christmas celebrations.

Downing Street did not respond to Mr. Zabar’s email. Instead he was advised by the Education Funding Agency to “contact Oldknow Academy directly and make a complaint”. Mr. Zabar had already met the school principal, whom he says did not deal with his concerns.

News of the Trojan Horse plot broke in March and Mr. Cameron spoke about it for the first time in April after claims that non-Muslim members of staff were being isolated, male and female pupils were segregated and assemblies were used to promote the teachings of Al Qaeda.

The Prime Minister promised to take “swift action” to ensure schools could not be used to spread the ideology of terrorists, and an investigation into schools in Birmingham started.

One report later uncovered allegations that pupils as young as six at Oldknow were taught to treat Western women as “white prostitutes”.  And there were claims that extremists pushed out the head teacher because she opposed the “Islamisation” of the school. Mr. Zabar believes the government should have acted on his guidance much earlier.

He said: “I was angry and frustrated that my concerns had been so easily dismissed. When the Trojan Horse scandal broke I wrote to them again saying perhaps they might want to reassess my information in light of recent evidence. I never had a reply to that one. It was distressing and disappointing to have my concerns ignored.”

Peter Clarke, former national head of counter-terrorism at the Metropolitan Police, was appointed in April to investigate the Trojan Horse plot to hijack the schools by Islamic extremists.

His report is due to be handed in to the government imminently. Last night shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt accused Mr. Cameron of “shocking complacency”. He said: “The government was warned about the problems in Birmingham’s schools as long ago as 2010. Now it is revealed that warnings by parents were being fobbed off by No 10.”

A DfE spokesman said: “We were already investigating Oldknow by the time this letter (Mr. Zabar’s) was sent.

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