Illinois Judge Recommends Full Access for Transgender Girl in Federal Court Ruling

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Judge Justifies His Ruling by “Legitimating” a Non-Word

Do you recall the transgender bathroom case last year in Palatine, Illinois?  There were 51 families battling to protect the privacy of students in bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers according to their biological gender.  The families had sought a preliminary injunction that would require a biological teenage boy who perceived himself as a transgender girl to use the boys’ locker room or a private bathroom while the court moved forward with the case.

On Monday, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert, in an 82-page report, sided against the 51 families’ request for the preliminary injunction.

Judge Gilbert ruled that

  • High school students do not have a constitutional right not to share restrooms or locker rooms with transgender students whose sex assigned at birth is different than theirs.
  • A transgender person’s gender identity is an important factor to be considered in determining whether his or her needs, as well as those of cisgender people, can be accommodated in the course of allocating or regulating the use of restrooms and locker rooms. So, to frame the constitutional question in the sense of sex assigned at birth while ignoring gender identity frames it too narrowly.
  • A preliminary injunction was an “extraordinary remedy”.

The LGBTQ community has resorted to fabricating terminology to legitimize pseudoscience.  Exactly what is a “CISGENDER PERSON”?  Could an appeal be made on the basis of fabricating a gender name?

 Until parents, the church community and honesty within the psychiatric society push back this gender idiocy, America will continue its downward slope into the abyss.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso, will have the final say over whether to reject or grant the plaintiffs’ request to bar the student from the girls’ locker room while the case proceeds.

The Palatine, Illinois, case is one of many that are challenging the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand bathroom access for transgender students based on their gender identity rather than their birth certificates.

Please PRAY that:

  • Churches will take a public stand on the homosexual agenda and have the strength to stand for righteousness.
  • Parents will fight to protect the privacy of students in bathrooms, locker rooms and showers according to their biological gender.


  1. Educate yourself on this issue.  Read the CWA brochure Feelings vs. Fact: The Gender Identity Issue. Feel free to print and distribute liberally.
  2. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about this case/issue.
  3. Pass this alert on to friends and family. Much help is needed to stop the LGBTQ agenda to abolish the Biblical and biological definition of gender.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
(815) 297-1918

Contact me any time to find out how you can get more involved in defending family values in your community, our great state and America.

Peace in the Midst of the Election Cycle

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Dear Friends,

We are three weeks away from Election Day and it seems everything/everyone is a buzz about it.  Too often, I find myself and others anxious and overly distracted by it.  Almost every conversation I have inevitably shifts to the election. We’re inundated with political flyers, phone calls, television news, and yard signs. Most of which are negative.  The topic often seems impossible to avoid.  I have sensed the anxiety level building in both myself and others.  Just the other day I was talking to one of my neighbors who was terribly upset by the upcoming election, regardless of the outcome.  Whether it’s the looming decision of voting for the “lesser of two evils” or concern over the recent firebombing of the Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, we must seek peace outside ourselves to gain peace in our hearts to withstand our fears.

Now don’t hear what I’m not saying.  Am I saying that we should back off from doing all we can to get out the conservative vote this election?  Most definitely not!  God has not called us to faith alone but to good works as well. (James 2) Yet if like me you find yourself at times anxious about current affairs, I encourage you to stop and spend some time building your faith by meditating on God’s Word. Then go back to the work at hand.

Here are some verses that have often quieted my heart and spirit.

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6)

Whenever we are drawn to any uncomfortable topic, remember God always directs us to “cast our cares on Him.” (1 Peter 5:7)

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11)

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7)

In Christ,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

Referendum Questions on the Maine Ballot – Marijuana, Education, Gun Control, Minimum Wage and Ranked Choice Voting – Be Informed!

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) held an informational event at the North Belgrade Community Center last Wednesday.  We are concerned about the referendum questions that will appear on the November 8 Maine ballot and it was our desire to inform as many voters as possible on the ramifications of the outcome of the vote.

If you missed the event and haven’t had a chance to read up on the issues at hand, please read on.  Plus, check out our brochure, Be an Informed Voter, on our webpage for more information.

Questions 1, 2 and 5 are CWA core issues and we recommend a “NO” vote on them.  Questions 3 and 4 are not reflected in our core issues, but we strongly encourage the voters to read the information out there on those issues and make an informed vote on November 8.

Question 1: “Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under State law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products subject to State regulation, taxation, and local ordinance?”

1012161914b-cropedThis act will legalize marijuana, making it more accessible to children and raising the cost of our justice system, but Sheriff Mark Dion falsely claimed the act will lower it.  Scott Gagnon presented his case against the passage of Question 1.  He is the leader of the “No on 1” campaign and is the substance abuse prevention manager for Healthy Androscoggin, the Drug Free Communities coalition serving Androscoggin County.  He also serves as the Chairman for the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse Steering Committee.

Vote “NO”.

Question 2: “Do you want to add a 3% tax on individual Maine taxable income above $200,000 to create a state fund that would provide direct support for student learning in kindergarten through 12th grade public education?”

meg2This act will make a particular portion of our population pay more than the rest in income taxes.  That is unconstitutional and unfair.  Megan Sanborn was our presenter on this question.  She is the Government Relations Specialist at Pierce Atwood and Campaign Coordinator for Question 2.  She has worked in Maine politics for nearly eight years.  She has worked on the campaign side for candidates and referendums with fundraising, event coordinating and PAC management.  She has developed relationships with Maine legislators as well as Maine’s Congressional Delegation and their staff through her work at the Maine Association of Realtors and at the Maine Secretary of State’s Office.

Vote “NO”.

Question 3: “Do you want to require background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, with failure to do so punishable by law, and with some exceptions for family members, hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions, and shooting range activity?”

1012161943-cropedWe were fortunate to have Jeff Zimba present the facts of this question.  Jeff is the Maine Firearms Policy Specialist for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.  He is the author of “The Evolution of the Black Rifle” and a master registered Maine guide specializing in veterans’ outreach programs.  Zimba is an award winning author with several hundred published articles and videos to his credit.

Question 4: “Do you want to raise the minimum hourly wage of $7.50 to $9 in 2017, with annual $1 increases up to $12 in 2020, and annual cost-of-living increases thereafter, and do you want to raise the direct wage for service workers who receive tips from half the minimum wage to $5 in 2017, with annual $1 increases until it reaches the adjusted minimum wage?”

We were unable to obtain a speaker on this issue.

Question 5: “Do you want to allow voters to rank their choices of candidates in elections for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, State Senate, and State Representative, and to have ballots counted at the State level in multiple rounds in which last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by majority?”

1012161829-cropedRanked-choice voting has been tried in other states and municipalities, but has ceased because it’s unconstitutional and unfair.  It invalidates votes and can make losers winners.  Rep. Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) presented why this is bad policy.  Because this question is so egregious and bad for Maine, she’s traveling all over the state to make voters aware of its implications.

Vote “NO”.

Please continue to pray for the presidential, state and local races and these referendum questions.  May we seek the Lord in all these matters.

Penny Morrell
State Director
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

Deadly “Locker Room Talk”

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Whatever our opinion of the Donald Trump candidacy, we must be careful not to flippantly dismiss his comments and actions in the recently surfaced “Access Hollywood” tape as just “locker room talk.”  They must be categorically condemned.

Many have discussed its effect on women, but I want to talk to all the young men observing what has transpired and deliver a warning: That sort of locker room talk will get you killed.

Donald Trump must not only apologize for it (which he has), he must repent.

“Hillary is worse,” might be a reason to vote for him, but it will not serve him one bit when he stands before his Maker.  And, at least for Christians, this should be the issue.  We do not fear the death of the body; we fear the loss of our souls.

Donald Trump is a very successful businessman, winning or losing the election won’t change that.  But as a man, he will have to deal with the bigger existential questions of life whatever the case.

There are temptations and struggles that come from the sort of power Trump has attained.  The Scriptures are absolutely bold in proclaiming it.  It is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, and here is an example of the sort of issues that plague them.  I have no doubt Donald Trump’s success has an incredibly disarming effect on many beautiful women.  Yet, he must resist all that and be a servant.  This would be incredibly difficult for anyone in that position.

Difficult but not impossible — for “with God all things are possible.”

But engaging in the sort of behavior depicted in the video puts our souls at risk.  Let us change locker rooms if we must.  There are times when we absolutely should leave friendships, jobs, or environments that are detrimental to our lives.

Let us apply it here and flee the sexual immorality of “the locker room” — and love our neighbor as ourselves.

It is no good for us to respect those we believe deserve respect.  That is not virtue.  It actually shows you only respect yourself, for you make the judgment on who deserves respect and who does not.  It’s a kind of idolatry of self that ultimately betrays the first commandment.

We’ve all heard young men talk this way.  Those who say, “Oh, we’re just fooling around; she’s not marriage material.”  Well, if this is you, you are not only harming the young woman; you are gambling with your very life.

Christian virtue respects others because we are all made in the image of God.  We are all walking statues that testify of the Living God, our Maker.  How then are we to defile one another in such a way?

Respecting others is respecting God.  Defiling others, in this way or in any other way, is to defile the God Whose image we bear.

So, young men, let me encourage you to reject the world’s “boys will be boys” motif.  Do not accept the pretentious claims of so-called scientists who say that you can’t help it, you can’t control yourself.

You absolutely can. You must.

As Joseph did before Potiphar’s wife: run!  Do not flirt with the sexual temptations that will absolutely assail you at every turn in this day and age.  Take them seriously and reject them.

The Spirit of the Age will surely discourage and make fun of you, but stand firm, whatever the cost. God will be with you and honor your faithfulness as he did Joseph’s.

The same is true of Donald Trump.  It will do him no good to win the presidency, even the whole world, and fail to address the underlying issue of sin that plagues him, as it does all of us.

The path to winning the election is through the ballot box; the path to salvation, through the cross.

Join CWA at the Values Bus Tour Stops in North Carolina

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We recently mentioned that Concerned Women for America is teaming up with Family Research Council Action for their Values Bus Tour to help “get-out-the-vote” in November, and I wanted to notify you that our efforts in North Carolina are going to be HUGE! The plan is to cover all 100 counties. I, CWA of North Carolina State Director Jill Coward, will be speaking at a few of the stops near you!

Find out where and when we’ll be stopping in your county on our website by clicking hereBe sure to check the schedule regularly — we’ll be updating the information as stop locations/times are confirmed!

We strongly encourage you to attend and to spread the word to your friends and family. If you plan on attending or you’d like the bus to stop at your church or business, contact me ASAP and the Values Bus may be able to stop at YOUR location!

Looking forward to hearing from you and hope to see you there!

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina