For some inexplicable reason, the same people who like on-demand abortion hate laws intended to protect kids from sexual exploitation after they’re born, and they’ve been especially busy the last few months putting up roadblocks to the enforcement of several such laws recently passed by state legislators in Texas.
The latest development in this absurd contest is a ruling by a Reagan-appointed federal judge (read it below) finding that a law meant to protect kids from being exposed to lewd sexual performances violates the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.
After previously issuing a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 12 before it could go into effect, 84-year-old U.S. District Judge David Hittner ruled this week that the law is unconstitutional because it “impermissibly infringes on the First Amendment and chills free speech.” Specifically, he determined the law is not narrowly focused and discriminates against certain content and viewpoints, creating a restraint on protected speech.
The Dallas Independent School District (DISD), the second largest in Texas, has partnered for years with the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT), a radical sex group that has been known to promote gender mutilation.
Disguised as a curriculum to “reduce skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates,” NTARUPT has received funding from the federal government, the City of Dallas, and various private and public organizations. Grants from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have funded partnerships with Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Republican Rep. Brian Harrison called cutting ties a ‘huge win’ against an organization that has bowed to woke agendas, including drag queen story hours, tips on how to ‘sneak’ LGBT materials to kids without parental knowledge, and publicly endorsing and participating in initiatives to promote LGBT books in school libraries.
(LifeSiteNews) — Texas has become the latest in a slew of states rejecting the left-wing propaganda of the American Library Association (ALA) and cutting ties with the national organization.
Rep. Brian Harrison, who demanded his state leave the organization last month over concerns that its president is a self-proclaimed “Marxist lesbian,” announced Thursday that the Texas State Library & Archives Commission had decided to cut ties with the ALA. The Republican lawmaker celebrated the development as a “huge win.”
The Texas House voted earlier this year to honor the LGBT groups now suing to block the state’s new law.
by Emily Medeiros
Following the ACLU of Texas filing a lawsuit challenging a measure to protect children from sexually explicit performances, a second lawsuit has been filed to block the new law.
Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), a group of lawyers who work to advance civil rights for the “most vulnerable populations,” is filing the lawsuit on behalf of a theater company called VORTEX Repertory Company, several Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce, and individual performers.
The district was the first to leave the controversial taxpayer-funded organization.
by Brandon Walters
Just one week after Carroll Independent School District became the first district in the state to leave the embattled Texas Association of School Boards, trustees and state lawmakers are calling on other districts to join the battle.
Currently local taxpayer dollars are used to fund TASB membership fees and services that include training, legal advice, and insurance.
The association has also been criticized for lobbying against parents.
In January, the association advised its members to allow gender-confused students to use the restroom designated for the opposite sex and obscure a student’s preferred name and pronouns if their parents object to their “gender identity.” Last summer, TASB sponsored a conference promoting critical race theory. And in 2021, TASB declined to take any action regarding explicit books in school libraries after Gov. Greg Abbott sent them a public letter calling on them to do so.
“And by the way, I’m from Texas, born in Texas, and this is happening in Texas. I also couldn’t sue because my statute of limitations ran out.”
by Sydnie Henry
Democrats on a Texas House committee walked out of the room during a hearing this week, missing testimony from a detransitioner on the harmful effects of gender mutilation procedures on minors.
The Texas House Committee on the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence heard public testimony on a measure that would extend the statute of limitations for minors who have undergone “gender transition” procedures.
“I have grave concerns about the [trustees’] conduct and the serious nature of this meeting.”
by Soli Rice – March 15, 2023
Following the recent publication of undercover footage from a meeting with three Frisco Independent School District trustees, State Rep. Matt Shaheen of Plano has requested that the Texas Education Agency launch an investigation into the FISD trustees present.
The footage revealed trustees René Archambault, Dynette Davis, and Debbie Gillespie conspiring with liberal-leaning parents in the meeting to silence conservative parents, students, educators, and fellow FISD trustees.
The system leaders’ decision comes weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state agencies to stop considering diversity in hiring. Texas A&M University also recently changed its hiring practices.
The University of Texas System’s board of regents said Wednesday it has put a pause on all new policies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at its 13 university and health campuses and asked all school leaders to provide a report on their current DEI policies.
UT System board Chair Kevin Eltife said that while the system strives to promote diversity among its students and faculty, “certain DEI efforts have strayed from the original intent to now imposing requirements and actions that, rightfully so, has raised the concerns of our policymakers around those efforts on campuses across our entire state.”
The federal government is funding “suicide” schemes and a hotline promoting radical LGBT ideology and fringe hypersexualized organizations that critics have accused of “grooming” children, while state and local education officials promote the program to children in their care, concerned mothers and activists are warning. And it is happening even in conservative states.
It does not take long to get from the “National Suicide Hotline” (now reachable at 988) to the so-called “Trevor Project,” a recommended resource from the hotline that promotes pseudoscientific “gender” ideology and confusion. The target: children. The group open boasts that it is creating a “community” based on sex and gender involving both children and adults.
State Rep. Nate Schatzline, a Republican from Fort Worth, has filed House Bill 1266, which would ban so-called “family-friendly” drag shows. The bill would amend the Business and Commerce Code to include drag shows as a sexually oriented business, meaning minors would no longer be able to attend.
“With HB 1266, Texas children will be prevented from being exposed to overly sexual content that will rob them of their innocence for the sake of furthering radical ideologies,” Schatzline said.
Republican Texas Sen. Bob Hall introduced legislation Thursday barring classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.
The bill also requires schools to notify parents when a child receives in-school services for physical, emotional or mental health issues and bars school employees from withholding information from parents’ about a child identifying as transgender. It comes amid growing concerns about the inclusion of classroom lessons and school activities addressing sensitive topics related to gender and sexuality which have triggered other states to restrict such activities.
A strong push for parental rights legislation is expected in this year’s legislative session, as both the Republican Party of Texas and an influential advocacy organization have targeted the issue as a top priority.
The Family Freedom Project, an offshoot of the Texas Homeschool Coalition and a vehement advocate for parental rights, hopes to see the passage of a constitutional amendment providing broad protections for parental rights as well as a comprehensive bill implementing a number of long-needed reforms to Child Protective Services, which some critics have labeled as “out of control.”
FRISCO, Texas — Board members for the Frisco Independent School District voted to permanently remove five titles from district shelves Wednesday evening after a state Republican lawmaker challenged 28 books to be reviewed within the district weeks ago.
It was the first time the board had voted to remove titles from district shelves permanently.
State Rep. Jared Patterson of the 106th District appealed to the board to review the titles after they had been vetted and deemed appropriate by parents, staff and administrators.
Deep state bureaucrats, ideology-driven medical practitioners, and lawfare coalitions have set themselves against the grassroots movement to protect children from gender mutilation and hormone manipulation. With scientific research sounding alarms about the risks these abusive medical procedures pose, subject matter specialists offer clear policies to help kids be kids.
In our investigative series on this subject, Texas Scorecard has reviewed and reported scientific research pointing out the dangerous side effects and permanent consequences of gender mutilation and hormone manipulation. These alarms escalated after efforts in the Western world to expand the target range for these abusive medical procedures from adults only to children as well.
At a showing for the new documentary “Trans Wreck,” State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) advised parents in the audience to let the school districts know they’re watching because “we’ve been too quiet for too long.”
In an hour and fifteen minutes, “Trans Wreck” takes the audience through the hazards of the malignant gender ideologies sweeping through the youngest generation via public schools and social media.
Lindsay sits down with Pamela. A mom who personally had an odd encounter with RHITHM. Pamela dives into her personal experience with RHITHM, and why she’s sharing her story to help other parents become aware of this program.
Boosted by momentum from big wins in May, conservative school board candidates on the November ballot are picking up big endorsements in their fights to help Texas parents reclaim public schools from leftist ideologies.
The teachers union promotes a how-to guide for “anal sex,” “bondage,” “sadomasochism,” and “fisting.”
BY CHRISTOPHER F. RUFO
The national teachers union’s “LGBTQ+ Caucus” has created a website and badge for public school employees that promote non-binary identities, a how-to guide for “queer sex,” and the idea that “transgender men can get pregnant.”
According to local reports, the National Education Association and its local affiliate in Hilliard, Ohio, have been providing staff in the Hilliard City School District with the QR code-enabled badges, which point to the “NEA LGBTQ+ Caucus” website and resources from gender activist organizations including Scarleteen, Sex, Etc., Gender Spectrum, The Trevor Project, and Teen Health Source.
Corrupting the US education system with perverse propaganda is a top priority for globalists and leftists who are intent on destroying the United States from within. The Austin Independent School District in Texas is pushing K-12 teachers to attend a training seminar on “how to create supportive learning environments for LGBTQIA+” students as young as five at taxpayer expense.