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The Lie Called “Black Lives Matter”

by Steve Ray on March 5, 2021

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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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Isn’t it amazing how the media and the world forgets how violently the LEFT reacted when President Trump was elected four years ago. And we ignore the fact that they were all violent through the last year with Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

If you forgot what it was like four years ago, maybe remind yourself here

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Good Sign about Conduct at Mass

December 28, 2020

This notice on the bulletin board at a parish we visited on Sunday is proper and appropriate. It would be nice to see this at every parish and have people taught about proper conduct at Mass. We’ve all learned about proper conduct in a grocery store or a restaurant, so not a bad idea to […]

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In Georgia Trump gave the speech of …

December 5, 2020

Just watched Trump’s speech in Georgia. It was probably his best speech ever. Janet and I love it that he is not conceding and is declaring “war“ on the whole corrupt system. We all have to stand behind him and defend him against the corruption and deceitfulness of this recent election. We are pro-life and […]

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Don’t ever underestimate…

November 12, 2020

… our love for justice and the fight for freedom, the defense of human life, religious liberty and the life of our democratic republic. Hope you can show up in Washington DC this weekend! This is a fight for our country. This is a fight for fair and HONEST elections. 11/14/20: Freedom Plaza, Washington DC […]

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Frankly, I love Trump’s humor and personality; he wins the personality contest

October 28, 2020

This article in “The Catholic Thing” sure resonated with Janet and I. We’ve always said we really like Trump as a person and love his personality, wit, humor and sarcasm. We get it. We laugh. The Left has no humor. They don’t know how to laugh; they just get angry and shout. But we get […]

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Steve discusses “Catholics & Single Issue Voting” with Fr. McTeigue SJ on Stations of the Cross Radio

October 22, 2020

At 5 PM Eastern I will be interviewed by Fr. McTeigue SJ on “Catholics and Single Issue Voting.” It was pre-recorded, fast-paced and a bit feisty. Hope you enjoy it.

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Join us for Free Zoom Discussion on Defending the Eucharist

September 24, 2020
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Updates on the Appointment of a New Supreme Court Justice

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If you don’t get the daily update from The Loop, I would highly suggest you check it out. Nice daily summary from Catholic Vote about Catholics and politics, important news, saint of the day, and more. Here are a few entries for today: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ‘GOT THE VOTES’  Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-SC, […]

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A Good Read, about Fathers

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I was proud to add my blurb on the back of the book “Because of Our Fathers” by Tyler Rowley and published by Ignatius Press. God reveals himself as Father for a reason. Earthly fathers have Him as their role model. No calling is more important —and it reflects the significance and glory of the […]

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Trump’s Speech Accepting his Nomination- Wow!

August 27, 2020

If you did not hear President’s speech on Thursday evening I would highly recommend you watch it online. You should listen to Trump’s speech when he accepted the nomination for president for another four years. He was on the top of his game and made us all proud. He buried the Democrats tonight. If you […]

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: No longer a church or museum; it is now a mosque

July 12, 2020

Sad news indeed, but certainly expected. Turkey has no desire to open itself to the world nor do they have a clue what to do with their national treasures. The only goal of the new despot Erdogan is to re-establish the old Muslim Ottoman Empire. For 1,000 years the massive Hagia Sophia was the largest […]

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Can’t Believe I Agree with Biden — not now but in 1993

June 16, 2020

Notice the two different Biden’s. We Remember! pic.twitter.com/dpBjmBuoKl — Karli Q ?????? (@KarluskaP) June 11, 2020

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Archbishop Viganó’s Open Letter to President Trump

June 8, 2020

After President Trump was so loudly rebuked for visiting the Episcopalian Church across the street from the White House, most shamefully by Wilton Gregory the Archbishop of Washington DC, this letter was written in response. The letter was written and signed by, +Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana Former Apostolic Nuncio to the […]

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Free Magnificat to Stay Close to God and the Liturgy

March 20, 2020

SPECIAL UPDATE Please share this email with as many people as you can. Dear MAGNIFICAT Family, During these difficult times, we all continue to look for ways to remain close to Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church. In addition to its online edition, MAGNIFICAT is now offeringcomplimentary access to its iOS and Android Apps throughout […]

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