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Calvin Klein promoting obesity under the guise of “inclusivity”

From NY Post: This past spring you couldn’t miss her.

Commanding 4,000 square feet of premium Soho air space and wearing nothing by CK underwear, the indie rapper Chika gazed knowingly from Calvin Klein’s massive billboard — just like Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner before her.

But the 22-year-old musician’s proudly plus-size body type felt like a rebuke against the brand’s traditional muses and their famously skinny silhouettes.

The recent ad’s aftershocks included a feature in Time magazine, an InStyle interview and — thanks to a slew of Instagram tags — millions of digital impressions. But while Chika called her campaign coup a “happy surprise,” it was actually a deliberately canny move from Calvin Klein HQ.

Once the chicest name at New York Fashion Week, the brand didn’t even bother to present this past February nor is it on the show schedule that begins Friday.

Rather, Calvin Klein has recently slipped in its stilettos thanks to an ill-fated allegiance with designer Raf Simons, the beloved Belgian artiste who was named chief creative officer and lead designer in 2016. Simons’ collections were Vogue-lauded sensations but also retail duds thanks to their futuristic shapes and menacing graphics, many licensed from Warhol’s “Death and Disaster” series.

When Simons left the label in December, parent company PVH called his’ two-year tenure a “fashion miss,” and retail analysts estimated his otherworldly and sometimes just odd creations cost the label a whopping $240 million.

PVH stock plunged 7.4 percent in May. Calvin Klein shuttered its Fifth Avenue flagship and skipped the costly — but, in terms of high-profile publicity, major — Met Gala, where it used to host a table loaded with starlets including Margot Robbie and Emma Watson.

It seemed like a death knell. But some experts argue it could be a fresh start and a chance to shake off the cobwebs.

“Letting those things go is actually quite savvy,” says Tyler McCall, who analyzes retail strategy as editor-in-chief of Fashionista.com. “At first, there was a real sense of loss. Calvin was so legendary! But the brand pivoted quickly into what works: the underwear in extended sizing, the nostalgia for the ’90s, the push for diverse bodies in casting.”

Calvin Klein, once known for being a major trendsetter in youth culture — creating often controversial waves with ads starring a 15-year-old Brooke Shields, a skeletal Moss, a muscle-rippling Mark Wahlberg — is finally catching up to Gen Z’s more inclusive, individual idea of cool.

“Contrast that with a brand like Victoria’s Secret, who can’t acknowledge that women exist above a size 12. They very publicly excluded trans women and plus-size women from their runway. And now, their sales are tanking,” McCall adds. “Meanwhile, Calvin Klein . . . is actually listening to [young shoppers].”

According to company sources, the brand’s new strategy includes recruiting an invisible grid of “micro-influencers” (read: fun but not necessarily famous Instagrammers) to weave a new fan base for the brand.

The company’s chief marketing officer, Marie Gulin-Merle, told The Post: “We believe the most compelling and engaging campaigns are those that embrace not just diversity of race, body type, sexual orientation or gender identity, but also diversity of opinion and experience.”

That may explain why the new “#CKPartners” include dozens of plus-size women and men, along with sometime-models such as mental-health blogger Elena Sanchez, Sikh tailor Devkaran Singh Mattakul and disability advocate Kate Virginia posing in her wheelchair.

Of course, reliable thirst traps like Bella Hadid and Naomi Campbell sprawl across much of Calvin Klein’s billboard and Instagram real estate — but now they’re joined by trans bombshell Indya Moore and queer pop icon Beth Ditto, who smolders in plus-size lace lingerie.

Can embracing the full human spectrum, and shedding the waif look for good, save CK One from being CK Done?

Current numbers give a cautious thumbs-up, with the brand’s luxury fragrances claiming a quarter of the spots on Amazon’s bestseller list and its social-media followers surpassing American fashion titans Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.

But the brand needs to follow through on its promise of inclusion by spotlighting more than one plus-size model at a time, whether it’s on a building or just a handheld phone screen.

As Essence beauty director Julee Wilson has said, inclusion “isn’t just right, it’s good business. Once brands understand the profits they are blatantly missing, hopefully things will get better.”

And if Calvin Klein likes anything more than getting cool cred, it’s getting back those missing profits.

See also:

Gillette continues their quest to be “woke” by promoting obesity and transgenders
Feminists get it wrong: Study finds that normalization of plus-size fuels obesity epidemic
Feminism promotes obesity: Extremely overweight actress Chrissy Metz is “inspiring”
Size 26 Tess Holliday leads an army of curvy models at London Fashion Week to promote “body positivity”

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Sunday Devotional: Conduct your affairs with humility

Luke 14:1, 7, 12-14

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.

He told a parable to those who had been invited,
noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table….

“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

In his brief three years of public ministry, our Lord Jesus the Christ again and again warned against the sin of pride and grandiosity, aka narcissism, and exhorted us to be humble.

The Old Testament, too, sounded the same warning and exhortation in the Book of Sirach, commonly called the Wisdom of Sirach — a work of ethical teachings, from approximately 200 to 175 B.C., written by Ben Sira of Jerusalem, and the largest wisdom book from antiquity to have survived.

Sirach 3:17-18

My child, conduct your affairs with humility,
 and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.
 Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,
 and you will find favor with God. 

The opposite of humility is narcissism or grandiosity — the exaltation and excessive love of self, making ourselves “as gods”. As such, narcissism is an offense against God because it violates the first of the Ten Commandments:

“I am the Lord your God:
you shall not have strange gods before me.”

As American culture becomes increasingly corrupt, it’s no accident that studies testify to a corresponding increase in narcissism “across the board,” in the words of San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, the author of Generation Me (Free Press, 2006).

Twenge wrote that narcissism and one of its behavioral manifestations — entitlement — among college students had increased steadily and dramatically since 1979:

What we really have is a culture that has increasingly emphasized feeling good about yourself and favoring the individual over the group. And that has happened across the board, culturally, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. I have a 14-month-old daughter, and the clothing available to her has ‘little princess,’ or ‘I’m the boss,’ or ‘spoiled rotten’ written on it. This is what we’re dressing our babies in. Schools have programs designed to boost self-esteem. Parents say things like, ‘You shouldn’t care what other people think of you.’ We’re inundated with the notions of ‘feeling special,’ ‘believing in yourself’ and ‘be anything you want to be.’

For that reason, Twenge coined the term “iGeneration” (“i” as in both iPod and “me, me, me”) for the Millennials — those born in the general range of 1981 to 1999.

It is also no accident that the cultural rot and increase in narcissism “across the board” are accompanied by a dramatic increase in overt and coarsened sexuality, which permeats everything.

In a 1992 encyclical, Pastores Dabo Vobis, St. John Paul II explained the cause-and-effect connection between narcissism (the adulation of the self) and an unrestrained and degraded sexuality “reduced to nothing more than a consumer good”:

In this case, many young people undergo an affective experience which, instead of contributing to a harmonious and joyous growth in personality which opens them outward in an act of self-giving, becomes a serious psychological and ethical process of turning inward toward self, a situation which cannot fail to have grave consequences on them in the future. In the case of some young people a distorted sense of freedom lies at the root of these tendencies. Instead of being understood as obedience to objective and universal truth, freedom is lived out as a blind acquiescence to instinctive forces and to an individual’s will to power.… On the religious level, such a situation, if it does not always lead to an explicit refusal of God, causes widespread indifference and results in a life which, even in its more significant moments and more decisive choices, is lived as if God did not exist.

It is also no accident that all of these “Do As Thou Wilt” — a Satanic motto — cultural indicators are accompanied not just by the tolerance, but the celebration of homosexuality and so-called transgenderism.

Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, with more than 35 years of clinical experience treating homosexuals, including homosexual priests, said in a 2011 interview that “Narcissism — a personality disorder in which an insatiable need for admiration often leads to attention-seeking behavior — is prevalent among men who struggle with homosexuality.”

And what’s the antidote to narcissism?

Not love of self, but the right kind of love — loving the God who humbled Himself by dying on the cross for our sins, with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:11

For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

May the peace and love and humility of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Mandated acceptance of “transgender” women: What did real women fight for?

Many women I know – including myself – do not think of ourselves as victims. Yet we do know that throughout history women had to fight for the rights we enjoy today.

We have those hard-earned civil rights thanks in part to women who set the path for the 19th Amendment, Sheppard-Towner Maternity Bill, Cable Act, and Equal Rights Amendment. Read about some of these women and what they fought for here.

There was also the “feminist movement” – the one before today’s “Feminazi” or “third-wave feminism.”

Despite what feminism has turned into today, the original feminist movement was intent on giving women legal equalities and addressing the role of women in society.

The Emergence of “Transgender” Women

After years of fighting hard for equality in this country, along came a new definition of a woman that the Cultural Marxism agenda infiltrated into academia, media, and politics. This had to be done to change the intellectual paths of our lives to cast uncertainty about the laws of human biology.

During the past thirty years, transgender women have become accepted as women to the point where society would have us believe that they can menstruate and become pregnant!

Many transgender women would argue that these references to biology are inherently anti-feminist. I counter that their arguments are inherently anti-science.

But the narrative has surpassed science: A global poll of women across five continents from September 2018 indicated that women believe that transgender women should have the same rights as other women.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation poll asked 1,000 women in Cairo, London, Mexico City, New York and Tokyo: “Should transgender women have the same rights as other women?” In total 798 answered yes, 37 said no and 165 declined to answer.

Beating Biological Women at Their Own Game

Now that a progressive society has deemed “transgender women” to be equal to biological women, transgender women are allowed to compete against real women – with a physiological and political-correct advantage. This in turn robs real women of their due successes. See the following examples:

Transgender woman who last year competed as a man wins NCAA track championship
Transgender weightlifter breaks record in women’s competition
Victoria’s Secret: New model is transgender woman, executive resigns
Transgender MMA Fighter Destroys Female Opponent
Transgender boy wins girls wrestling title
Rachel McKinnon becomes first transgender woman to win track world title
Transgender Model Teddy Quinlivan the New Face of Chanel Beauty

So Was the Fight Worth It?

In the end of this progressive agenda, we are told that “transgender women” deserve to be recognized as women and are afforded the right to compete alongside us as our EQUALS.

The beauty of women cannot be matched by a biological male

But transgender women are not equal to biological women. A man can inject himself with hormones, have transgender rhinoplasty, transgender brow lift, bossing removal, cheek implants, chin reduction/enhancement, lip enhancement, hip enhancement, and breast augmentation all they want. This does not make them a real woman.

We are told to celebrate our womanly differences. Then we are told to accept “transgender” men to compete on the same level as us, have the same rights as us, and that they are biologically equal to us.

In their emotional desire to cater to the mentally ill, the left has condemned us all as “real” women.

Many things true women fought for and the differences that make us unique are taken away from us. The progressive agenda has wormed their way into the privilege and beauty of womanhood and replaced us with men.

So was the fight really worth it?

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Gillette’s ads to feature firefighters after ‘toxic masculinity’ backlash

Early this year, Proctor & Gamble’s Gillette joined “woke” corporations like JC Penney and Dick’s Sporting Goods (whose CEO Ed Stack said he’s okay with Dick’s $150M loss from the company’s gun control policy) in mixing “progressive” politics with business:

  • In January 2019, Gillette launched the #MeToo “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign against “toxic masculinity,” portraying boys and men as prone to bullying, violence, and sexual harassment — all of which have nothing to do with shaving.
  • In April 2019, Gillette launched the Venus campaign promoting obese women and so-called transgenders. (Note: Unlike other physicians and psychologists, the American College of Pediatricians speaks the truth — that transgenderism is a psychological disorder with no basis in biology.)
  • In May 2019, Gillette doubled down on its promotion of “transgenders” with an ad of a dad teaching his “transgender” son how to shave.

Gillette’s ads prompted many men, including some here on FOTM, declaring they will no longer buy Gillette shavers.

To no one’s surprise except Gillette’s management, Procter & Gamble (P&G) reported a net loss of about $5.24 billion for the quarter that ended on June 30, 2019, due to an $8 billion non-cash “writedown” of Gillette — an accounting term for the reduction in the book value of Gillette’s assets whose fair market value has fallen below the book value, and thus become an impaired asset.

See “P&G’s Gillette lost $8 billion in market value since ‘toxic males’ ad campaigns promoting transgenders

Well, unlike Dick’s Sporting Goods, P&G does appear to care about dollars and profits.

On August 21, 2019, Frank Chung, the finance editor of Australia’s News.com.au, tweeted that “Gillette is ‘shifting the spotlight from social issues’ after ‘toxic masculinity’ backlash.”

Douglas Ernst further reports for The Washington Times, August 22, 2019, that Manu Airan, associate brand director for Gillette Australia and New Zealand, told News.Com.Au about its latest efforts to “authentically connect” with consumers by “shifting” the company’s focus “from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers. Airan said:

“We have a very clear strategy when it comes to how we authentically connect with our consumers. We will continue to talk about what is important to Gillette and that is representing men at their best and helping men do their best. That is not changing. We will continue to do that and demonstrate it in different ways.”

Mr. Airan was coy when asked about future ads on #MeToo-related issues, “We will continue to represent men at their best. This is our purpose and has been our purpose consistently for 118 years and that is not changing.”

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Mercedes-Benz ‘diversity’ commercial features a mustachioed transvestite

On August 12, 2019, Mercedes-Benz Canada posted this tweet on Twitter:

Join us in celebrating the values that unite us all. Today and every day. #DrivenByDiversity

To see more, visit: bit.ly/drivenbydivers #LGBTQ #LGBT #Pride #LGBTQcommunity #LGBTpride #PrideCanada #PrideFlag #LGBTflag #loveislove #lovewins #diversity

What follows the above text is a short commercial featuring a white lesbian, a bearded Latino (?), a young woman or man with a nose ring, a young white guy, a black man, and lastly, a mustachioed transvestite in a red wig and garish makeup. The commercial ends with the declaration that Mercedes-Benz is “driven by diversity everyday”.

Here’s the commercial:

Below are some tweets in response to the commercial:

They are cramming an agenda and demanding that all Christians’ values and rights are taken and replaced with theirs. Let that sink in.

The real issue is they are demanding this gender fluidity nonsense it taught in schools. We went very quickly from “we just want to be left alone” to “we need to teach your son about anal sex and how he’s maybe a girl.”

If u have any Mercedes stock.. sell it quick.

I may want to total out my current Mercedes Benz. I had to block emails pushing this same garbage from local Mercedes Benz clowns! I will guarantee, that this company is no longer controlled by the good German people that started it. Maybe the Satanic Commie Bolsheviks took over

it’s funny how all these major global companies are pushing the diversity and queer agenda. it’s as though they’re all colluding together and don’t care about a few $billion in losses either.

Well, wait until it starts to come out of the shareholders pockets. I have owned multiple Mercedes…never again. I will treat them exactly as I treat Gillette. Done.

do you not understand that *all* the companies are doing it? You can’t “vote with your feet” when you’re dealing with a cartel.

we should have let this company die. “After extensive efforts, the company received a new production permit from the American occupation authorities on 3 January 1946.”

Time to boycott Mercedes. Get Woke and Go Broke!

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Michael Moore proposes Democrats run ‘beloved’ Michelle Obama for 2020 presidential election

As some have thought, given the lackluster Demonrat spate of candidates for the 2020 presidential election, there will be a push for former first “lady” Michelle “Big Mike” Obama, “the most admired woman in the world” according to a recent poll, as the Democrat Party’s candidate.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker with Big Mike in thigh-high hooker boots on the last leg of its Becoming book tour, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 19, 2018.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn reports for Fox News that last Wednesday night, July 31, appearing on MSNBC‘s post-debate coverage, obese director Michael Moore proposed that Michelle Obama could be that “beloved” American and “street fighter” who can “crush” President Trump.

Moore said:

“We have to have a candidate who is beloved by the American people and who is outside the political inner circle, somebody who’s not a politician, somebody who’s gonna win.

I think, in my humble opinion, four of these candidates running could beat Trump; Bernie [Sanders], [former Vice President Joe] Biden, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. They could beat him, but Hillary beat him. It’s not enough just to beat Trump.

The only way to remove Trump is to crush Trump and that’s the question that has to be asked — who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter? Frankly, I think, there’s a person that can do this if the election were held today, there is one person that would crush Trump and she hasn’t announced yet and her last name rhymes with Obama. In fact, it is Obama. Michelle Obama. She is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him. She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.

Moore claims that Big Mike is wildly popular and can motivate Demonrats to vote in 2020, as shown by its “Becoming” book tour, where it filled “15,000-seat arenas”:

“She takes the stage and she’s so powerful and so good, you just look at that and think ‘of course she could win. But everyone’s now saying she’s not going to run. Well, has anyone asked her?… If asked to serve, I believe she would serve.”

I say, “Bring it on!”

What’s that swinging in Michelle Obama’s pants?

H/t Vivian Lee

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P&G’s Gillette lost $8 billion in market value since ‘toxic males’ ad campaigns promoting transgenders

Capitalists are supposed to be motivated by profit.

And yet in the U.S. today, some capitalists are no longer profit-oriented but have entered America’s culture wars on the side of the Left, no matter the consequences in loss of sales and market shares. Examples include JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods (CEO Ed Stack nevertheless says he’s okay with Dick’s $150M loss from the company’s gun control policy), and now Proctor & Gamble, the Ohio-based multinational corporation that owns Gillette.

Recall that:

  • In January 2019, Gillette launched the #MeToo “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign against “toxic masculinity,” portraying boys and men as prone to bullying, violence, and sexual harassment — all of which have nothing to do with shaving.
  • In April 2019, Gillette launched the Venus campaign promoting obese women and so-called transgenders. (Note: Unlike other physicians and psychologists, the American College of Pediatricians speaks the truth — that transgenderism is a psychological disorder with no basis in biology.)
  • In May 2019, Gillette doubled down on its promotion of “transgenders” with an ad of a dad teaching his “transgender” son how to shave.

Well, there are consequences to a business being politicized by wading into America’s culture war.

Reuters reports (via Kitco News), July 30, 2019, that Procter & Gamble (P&G) reported a net loss of about $5.24 billion, or $2.12 per share, for the quarter that ended on June 30, due to an $8 billion non-cash writedown of Gillette. (H/t Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News)

Note: A write-down is an accounting term for the reduction in the book value of assets whose fair market value has fallen below the book value, and thus become an impaired asset. A write-down impacts the company’s income statement and the balance sheet. Shareholders’ equity is reduced as a result of the impairment loss included in the income statement. Because shareholders’ equity falls, debt-to-equity rises. A non-cash write-down is an accounting expense that does not involve a cash payment, but it can represent meaningful changes to a company’s financial standing, weighing on earnings without affecting short-term capital.

For the same period last year, P&G’s net income was $1.89 billion, or 72 cents per share.

Gillette razors, gels and foams are some of P&G’s most internationally distributed products. P&G claims the $8 billion writedown was due primarily to foreign exchange fluctuations, increased competition and a contracting market for blades and razors as consumers in developed markets shave less frequently.

Net sales in P&G’s grooming business, which includes Gillette, have declined in 11 out of the last 12 quarters. So P&G has been cutting prices, hoping to claw back market share from upstart shaving brands such as Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club, although P&G, like other consumer goods companies, has been raising prices on its other non-grooming products because of soaring freight and raw material costs.

In July 2016, David S. Taylor, 61, became Proctor & Gamble’s chairman, president and CEO. (Bloomberg)

Unlike other CEO profiles, the Wikipedia entry on Taylor provides no information on his personal life — his upbringing, marriage or children. But according to Truth Finder, Taylor is married to a woman named Marsha, with whom he has three sons, ages 25 to 31. Here’s his Facebook page.

In January 2019, a Reddit post (now “quarantined” by Reddit, but you can still read the thread) tipped us to Taylor being a big Democrat donor, which is confirmed by CampaignMoney.com.

In the 2016 election cycle, Proctor & Gamble CEO David Taylor donated $148,131 in political contributions to the Democratic Party (e.g., its national and state central committees), PACs and causes, including Act Blue, MoveOn.org, and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Update:

A reader commented on Taylor’s unsettling “black eyes” that “look like they could burn holes in walls.” Here’s another pic of Taylor for comparison:

Those eyes are frightening . . . .

~Eowyn

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UK Christian doctor lost his job after refusing to identify a six-foot-tall bearded man as “madam”

The good doctor fired for his religious beliefs

From The Telegraph: A Christian doctor lost his job in a government department after he refused to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as ‘madam’, a tribunal heard.

Dr. David Mackereth, 56, claims he was sacked as a disability benefits assessor by the Department of Work and Pensions over his religious beliefs.

The father-of-four alleges he was asked in a conversation with a line manager: “If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs.’, would you do that?”

Dr. Mackereth, an evangelist who now works as an emergency doctor in Shropshire, claims his contract was then terminated over his refusal to use transgendered pronouns.

He argues that he was dismissed “not because of any realistic concerns over the rights and sensitivities of transgender individuals, but because of my refusal to make an abstract ideological pledge”.

The doctor is now suing the government at an employment tribunal for discrimination on the grounds of his religious belief.

A hearing in Birmingham was told how Dr. Mackereth believes transgenderism is a “delusional belief” and an ideology “which I disbelieve and detest”.

In a statement admitted into evidence, he told the court: “If you believe in gender fluidity, gender is no more than one’s own fantasy about oneself.”

The trained theologian and “unashamed” Christian, who has 30 years’ medical experience, secured a job as a Health and Disability Assessor at Birmingham’s Fiveways assessment centre in May 2018.

He told the tribunal he was suspended the following month after being “interrogated” by his boss, James Owen, for refusing to “call any six-foot-tall bearded man ‘madam’ on his whim”. The medic claims he was told he was “overwhelmingly likely” to lose his job unless he agreed.

Dr. Mackereth left his role on June 25, 2018, after an email exchange with Mr. Owen in which he was instructed to follow the “process as discussed in your training”.

The email read: “If however you do not want to do this, we will respect your decision and your right to leave your contract.” Dr Mackereth replied: “I am a Christian and in good conscience cannot do what the DWP is requiring of me.”

He insists he did not resign his position and is the victim of direct discrimination and harassment.

Dr. Mackereth told the hearing: “The very fact a doctor can be pulled of the shop floor for an urgent interrogation about his beliefs on gender fluidity is both absurd and very sinister, even more so if it results in a dismissal.

“If something like that happened in a church setting – people being pulled out of a pew, questioned, and then excommunicated – that would be seen as an outrageous example of religious intolerance and bigotry.”

The DWP argues that Dr. Mackereth’s views are in breach of the 2010 Equality Act. APM, the recruitment company who hired the medic, is also being sued for religious discrimination.

The company claims that the doctor’s beliefs “are not compatible with human dignity”.

In a statement put before the court, Dr. Mackereth said: “I appreciate that in the present political climate, some people, including some of those who believe they are transgender, may find my beliefs to be offensive.

“However, in a free society, this is not a good enough reason to censor my beliefs and coerce me to act contrary to my conscience. Moreover, as a doctor, my responsibility is always to act in good conscience in the best interest of the patients – not to adopt various fancies, prejudices, or delusions, to avoid offence at all cost.”

Dr. Mackereth added that his inherent belief is that transgenderism is a “rebellion against God, which is both pointless and sinful”.

He said: “I am, of course, aware that there are men or women who believe they have been trapped in a wrong body, and I do not question the sincerity of their convictions. “A small number of such people have always existed. Up until recently, such a belief was considered by medics to be delusional and a symptom of a medical disorder.

“It is only recently that transgenderism has been recognised as normal and such delusional beliefs accepted at face value. What is responsible for that change is political pressure, not scientific evidence.

The legal case, which is listed until next week, is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre.
Chief executive Andrea Williams described Dr. Mackereth as “a Christian hero who chose to sacrifice his distinguished professional career rather than compromise on the Bible and his conscience”.

The hearing continues.

h/t Moonbattery

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Transgender Madness: Lesbian moms beat boy to death in Mexico, castrate-behead boy in Brazil

This news so traumatized me that I was overcome with fatigue and despair, and was on the verge of discontinuing FOTM.

You are forewarned. 

The Spanish-language Noticias Ya reports, June 14, 2019, that last February in the community of Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato, central Mexico, a 7-year-old boy, Karol Rámon, was killed by his mother and her girlfriend, after the boy refused to be dressed as a girl.

The lesbian mother, identified only as Margarita, “brutally beat” Karol on the head and stomach, “causing serious internal damage.”

By the time Margarita took her son to the emergency room of a local hospital, Karol was already dead. Autopsy of his body showed Karol had been beaten with a belt, a chair, a whip and a hammer. His body was full of bruises, scars of old wounds, cigarette burns, and mark of blows made by some large object. The boy had also been deprived of food for days.

Local media say that although the boy had been given “psychological therapy” at the Integral Family Development System, no authority detected he was being abused by his own mother. Karol’s grandmother had tried but failed to obtain custody of the boy.

Margarita was arrested for the murder of her son and placed in pre-trial detention. Televisa claims Margarita’s lesbian partner is a fugitive, but other publications say she had turned against Margarita and told authorities that Karol had been abused for months. 

According to ACI Prensa, the Guanajuato Regional Prosecutor’s Office said there is “no evidence” that the motive for the boy’s murder was due to his clothing, contradicting local reports. The motive remains unclear.

Meantime, in Samambaia, Brazil, a 9-year-old boy named Rhuan Cândido was repeatedly stabbed, castrated in a home-made “gender reassignment” surgery, and beheaded by his mother and her lesbian lover.

Mydrim Jonles reports for The Sun, June 15, 2019, that in Samambaia, Brazil, about 20 miles from the capital Brasilia, Rosana Cândido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, confessed to horrified cops of stabbing Rosana’s 9-year-old boy Rhuan over a dozen times, removing all the skin from his face before butchering his body.

The lesbian couple are said to have used a knife to try to gouge out the boy’s eyeballs to prevent possible recognition. They tried to burn the boy’s body parts on a barbecue, then stuffed his remains in a suitcase and dumped it in a sewer. Police also found Rhuan’s other body parts in two backpacks at the couple’s home.

The lesbian couple were charged with homicide, torture, concealing a corpse, as well as “tearing off” Rhuan’s penis a year ago during a home-made surgery using “rudimentary tools” to turn the boy into a girl. Local reports say: “After removing his penis, the women said they sewed an improvised version of the female organ onto the mutilated area.”

Rhuan’s dad, who lives in Acre, told police that after he lost custody of the boy 5 years ago, Rosana took the boy to live with Pessoa and her daughter. Pessoa’s 9-year-old daughter has been put into care.

Reportedly, Rosana said she “felt hatred and no love” for her son because he reminded her of her ex-husband who she claims had abused her. Rosana called her son a “burden” and a hindrance to her relationship with Pessoa.

Police chief Guilherme Melo told O Tempo the cruelty of the crime had shocked even hardened investigators: “She killed her son, quartered, decapitated, plucked the skin and tried to get rid of the body. It was a very terrible case.”

H/t Vivian Lee

~Eowyn

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