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As our country descends into the quagmire of insanity and ruined lives, moral and gender relativity and chaos, we better gird up our loins. We have a rough road ahead and Christians will become the scapegoats and accused of being “haters” and “bigots” and worse. Dr. Rachel Levine, who identifies as a transgender woman, is the kind of people who Biben is filling his administration and cabinet. Bravo Senator Rand Paul!

Video of the exchange at the end of this article….

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday pressed President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health on whether the government should override a parent’s consent to allow a gender-dysphoric child to begin taking hormones or pursue sex-change surgery.

Paul asked Dr. Rachel Levine, who identifies as a transgender woman, whether minors are capable of making life-altering decisions to undergo irreversible medical procedures that permanently change their bodies. In his question, Paul compared sex-change operations for minors to genital mutilation.

“Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned. … Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious because, as the WHO notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children,” Paul said.

“Most genital mutilation is not typically performed by force, but as WHO notes, by social convention. Social norm. The social pressure to conform. To do what others do and have been doing as well as the need to be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community,” he continued.

“American culture is now normalizing the idea that minors can be given hormones to prevent their biological development of their secondary sexual characteristics. Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia. Like surgical mutilation, hormonal interruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sexual characteristics. The American College of Pediatricians reports that 80-95% of prepubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation,” he continued.

“Dr. Levine, do you believe minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?” Paul asked.

Levine replied, “Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed and if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the assistant secretary of health, I’ll look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”

Unsatisfied, Paul accused Levine of evading his question.

“Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia? You have said that you’re willing to accelerate the protocols for street kids. I’m alarmed that poor kids with no parents, who are homeless and distraught — you would just go through this and allow that to happen to a minor,” he said.

Paul shared the story of Keira Bell, a 23-year-old U.K. woman who is taking legal action against the NHS, claiming that she should have been challenged by medical staff on her decision as a teenager to undergo a sex-change operation to appear male. She now regrets that decision.

“What I am alarmed at is that you’re not willing to say absolutely minors shouldn’t be making decisions to amputate their breasts or to amputate their genitalia,” Paul told Levine.

Levine responded that “transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field and if confirmed to the position of assistant secretary of health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and talk with you and your staff about the standards of care and the complexity of this field.”

Paul again accused Levine of refusing to answer his question.

“You’re willing to let a minor take things that prevent their puberty, and you think they get that back? You give a woman testosterone enough that she grows a beard, do you think she’s going to go back to looking like a woman when she stops the testosterone? You have permanently changed them,” Paul said.

He continued: “Infertility is another problem. None of these drugs have been approved for this, they’re all being used off-label. I find it ironic that the left that went nuts over hydroxychloroquine being used possibly for COVID are not alarmed that these hormones are being used off-label. There’s no long-term studies. We don’t know what happens to them. We do know that there are dozens and dozens of people who’ve been through this who regret that this happened. And a permanent change happened to them. And if you’ve ever been around children, 14-year-olds can’t make this decision.”

“In the gender dysphoria clinic in England, 10% of the kids are between the ages of 3 and 10. We should be outraged that someone’s talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex!” Paul exclaimed.

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Hang on to your hats (and your kids). We are in for a bumpy ride!

download (1)The LGBT agenda is front-and-center. It pushed in the media, made popular and lovable on TV and in movies and encouraged in the schools — even promoted by whacky priests accepted with extended meetings and handshakes from the Pope. 

What do you expect from impressionable young kids with no North Star, no anchor and little to no clear understanding, teaching and instruction?

A new Gallup poll discovered that 15.9% of people self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual in Generation Z, or those born since 1997.

Millennials, or those born from 1981 to 1996, the percentage of those who self-identified as LGBT was 9.1%.

The percentage of people who self-identified as LGBT among Generation X, born 1965 to 1980, was 3.8%, and among Baby Boomers, born from 1946 to 1964, the number was 2.0%.

Read the whole article HERE.

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Trends in Number of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the US Reported to CDC, by State/Territory

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 2.05.00 PM“In spite of all the panic that public officials and their acolytes in the mainstream media have created, this one chart from the CDC shows us that the virus is in a rapid decline at a rate pointing toward zero in the second week of March.

“The day-to-day new infections numbers on the chart vary so wildly that the CDC added the red line to show us the moving seven-day average of new cases, and it is that trendline that shows the future course of the disease.

“It peaked at just more than 240,000 new cases per day in the second week of January and in the weeks since it has dropped by more than half. If this rate continues we will be able to stop wearing masks, keeping our distance from others, and doing the other things we’ve been told would halt the spread of the virus.

“Now, that’s a tantalizing thought! That is an “if” statement. We will have to wait and see what actually happens.

“Still, that trendline is credible given the pattern of disease outbreaks that have been documented in history where they spread before finally dropping off sharply. It has happened often enough that history gives us good reason to hope we are seeing COVID-19 following the same path to oblivion.”

For the whole article, click here.

Our family of 28 had covid last month with nothing more than a few sniffles and a few of us with loss of taste. Except for one grandkid, none had any symptoms, but those tested do have antibodies. We are helping contribute to the herd immunity.

What will the media harp on if this virus fades away? Will they still insist on masks and continue to push the SO tiring reminder to “social distance” and treat folks like lepers? Will Dr. Fauci go away, finally?

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Musings on the Greatest Danger to the West and Freedom-Loving Democracies

February 3, 2021

In discussion with a friend, I wrote the following and thought I would share it. Of course, the greatest danger is our own selves as we abandon the Judeo-Christian worldview and increasingly adopt a Marxist, Materialist, Humanist perspective. But, these musings are related to outside dangers which become relevant mainly because of our shift away […]

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Transitioning away from Twitter & Facebook: Join me at Gab

January 27, 2021

As I transition away from Twitter and Facebook, join me at Gab (which is BETTER than Twitter) and run by a faithful Christian and not dependent on subversive Big Tech. He is building his own platform and services. He does not track or make money off data from his customers. It is a free service with […]

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Excellent Short Video Synopsis of Where we are in America: A Review of Last Year and Looking Forward

December 28, 2020

You don’t think Big Tech are bullies and censors? This was a great video about how the election was rigged and they banned it. Creepy people and creepy things happening in our country. Scarey stuff!  

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What to think about the Pope and his comments of Civil Unions for Homosexuals

October 22, 2020

This morning I had prepared to wax eloquent about the recently revealed comments by Pope Francis and the confusion and dismay they are causing with faithful Catholics and the jubilant “hurrays” coming from the  Catholics who would love to Church to fit the modern world. Remember that GK Chesterton said, “The Catholic Church is the […]

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Fr. Altman again! Great homily on Socialism (New video added about Biden)

October 13, 2020

Biden is NOT a faithful Catholic and Cardinal Burke says he should be denied the Eucharist. Fr. Altman comments in 2 minutes. Fr. Altman calls out Socialists and Communists

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What Every Catholic Needs to Know about “Black Lives Matter”

September 20, 2020

by Dave Durand September 1, 2020  Published in Legatus Magazine “What does it mean when a CEO says, “we support Black Lives Matter?” On the surface, it appears the company affirms the dignity and equality of Black people. If it were that simple, all Catholics would be obligated to support such a movement. However, the […]

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Vatican Urges Catholics to Return to Public Sunday Worship

September 14, 2020

You may want to send a copy of Cardinal Sarah’s official Vatican pronouncement to your bishop! It is time we stop this craziness and get back to Mass and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ and fellowshipping with one another. We have been silent long enough. Now Rome speaks out in support of the churches opening […]

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Teacher Fails Entire Class Over Socialism

September 3, 2020

An economics professor made a statement that she had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment […]

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The Catholic Church: the First Abolitionist, Church Never Endorsed Slavery

July 28, 2020

Crisis Magazine has come out with a good and insightful article debunking the idea that the Catholic Church endorsed and promoted slavery. The modern anti-Christian, anti-history narrative takes it for granted that the Church was either a promoter of slavery, or at best complicit or it turned a blind eye. This article by Paul Kengor […]

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Terrifying Power of Black Lives Matter

June 27, 2020
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Isn’t this homily a breath of fresh air?

June 24, 2020

Fearless, politically-incorrect and calling out those who need to be called out including the USCCB, the coronavirus hysteria, the Cardinal of Washington DC, and more. He actually discusses politics – how dare he? He also challenges the media, LGBTQ, the attack against masculinity, the genuine role of men and fathers and reactions to sin in the world. I wonder […]

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Catholic Statues Now Toppled by Lunatic Mobs

June 21, 2020

A violent horde toppled a CA statue of a great missionary and Catholic saint, Father Junipero Serra. Patriots, the Left plays for keeps while so many “conservative” leaders just seek to placate the mob. The madness must stop. Are you angry yet??? pic.twitter.com/o2lvDgX13i — Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 20, 2020

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Who Speaks for God on Morals? Many Choose their Church Like they Choose a Restaurant

June 15, 2020

We have a “church” near our house that is making it comfortable for anyone to join no matter who they are, what they believe or what they practice. They say it is our job to accept and love, to be nice, not to judge. “Celebrate Diversity!” Celebrate Diversity is a slogan of acceptance, multiculturalism, non-judgmental […]

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