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Join Us! Feisty & Feminine Workshop – Topeka – October 24, 2019

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Are you concerned about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation?  Especially all the issues with our public schools?  There is a cultural battle raging in America, and Concerned Women for America is on the frontline protecting our values through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Are you ready to join us in these efforts? It’s time to put your gloves on for the cultural fight we are battling.

Please join us next Thursday, October 24, to discover how, together, through prayer and action, we can make a difference. Whether or not you have attended a previous Feisty & Feminine workshop, we invite you to join us at next week’s workshop. It is time to step up, or reengage, and learn the issues well so we can pray and act accordingly.  

Feisty & Feminine Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 Gage, Topeka, Kansas

Workshop Agenda:

  1. Watching the documentary Rescuing Our Children and Our Nation, which features speakers Alex Neman and Samuel Blumenfeld, author of the book Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children. Phillis Setchell, CWA of Kansas’s Research Analyst, will be leading this part of the workshop.
  2. Learning how to build an impactful relationship with your local school board member.
  3. Update on the progress of the on the pro-life amendment.

I cannot help but be reminded of Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and his mother Eunice, who Paul wrote about in 2 Timothy 1:5 “When I call  to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”  The time is now to be as active as possible in the education of our children and grandchildren.

I hope to see you next Thursday, October 24. Please RSVP by emailing me at [email protected] or calling 785-260-5659.  Your RSVP will help in planning for the meeting.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Penny Nance on the Rise of Violence and Profanity in Kids’ TV Shows

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CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance spoke to media about age-based television content ratings. Her comments followed the release of a new research report that shows there is substantially more profanity and violence in youth-rated shows now than ten years ago yet nothing has been done to fix the rating system.

“The women I represent are mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, and granddaughters who are increasingly frustrated with the current television and movie rating systems that have proven to be inconsistent and unreliable.

An effort that was presented as aiming to benefit the public has in fact developed, unsurprisingly, into a system benefiting those who control it, the entertainment industry. TV is more dangerous for families today than it was before this system was devised.

You ask, “Are programs with violent, sexual, or other content that may be inappropriate for children being rated accurately?” No, they are not. Graphic sexual scenes, adult topics, violence, and profanity are routinely rated as appropriate for children.  And as this study shows, the networks have been adding more and more violence and profanity to primetime shows without adjusting the age-based rating to reflect those higher levels of adult content.”

Read Penny Nance’s Entire Statement Here:

See Some of the News Coverage Here:

The Washington Times: Violence, profanity on the rise in kids’ TV shows, study finds

Newsbusters: New Report Finds ‘Marked Increase’ in Violence, Profanity on Network TV

TV Technology: Profanity, Violence More Prevalent In Kid-Rated Content, Says PTC

Christian Headlines: Watchdog Finds Major Increase in TV Profanity and Violence, Says Congress Should Act

 

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Urgent Help Needed to Protect Texas Values

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Concerned Women for America Needs Your Help!

The 86th Legislative Session, proclaimed by Texas state officials to be the “Super Bowl” of sessions, was anything but that when considering very important conservative concerns/issues that were ignored or not addressed during the 2019 session. As a result, CWA of Texas has joined forces with a group of conservative leaders from over 200 organizations in Texas to urge Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the state legislature BEFORE the March 3, 2020, primary election to address the groups’ “Lone Star Agenda.”

Click here to review The Lone Star Agenda. The red text following each agenda item is CWA of Texas’s efforts to pass or oppose the legislation during the 2019 session.

Time-Sensitive Action Item

  1. Please email or write your state senator and your state representative and ask them to request Gov. Abbott to call a special session BEFORE the March 3 primary. Find your state and representative here. Emphasize the issues from the list below that are important to you and your family. Keep your letter short and to the point.
  2. If you mail your legislator, please send me a copy of your letter either by mail (P.O. Box 541, Rockwall, Texas 75087) or to my email address: [email protected]. If you email your legislators, will you please forward me a copy of the emails to [email protected].

I will compile the letters and emails and present them to Gov. Abbott or Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.  I need your correspondence by November 1, to make it reasonable for the session call to be made for January or February. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at  972-658-4204.

Pray that the Lord will move on the heart of Gov. Abbott on our behalf and call a special session before the March 3 primary. Pray Psalm 40:8 on behalf of Gov. Abbott. “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Ann Hettinger
State Director

Ivanka Trump Is Right about Empowering Women

By | Feminist / Women's Issues, International, News and Events | No Comments

CWA’s Vice President for International Affairs, Shea Garrison writes an op-ed featured in National Review examining Ivanka Trump’s initiatives to cultivate women’s full economic potential.

“A  recent article in the Los Angeles Times criticizes Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump for working to empower women in the global economy. Trump, a 37-year old businesswoman and entrepreneur (with a degree from the Wharton School of Business), leads the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), the first comprehensive “all of government” initiative to help women and girls in developing countries overcome barriers to economic participation and maximize their potential.

Filled with uninformed condescension and sexist statements, the article questions Trump’s role as an advisor and a leader of U.S. development assistance. In actuality, the biased article fails to acknowledge that Ivanka Trump is the first leader within a U.S. administration to effectively focus on what she calls the “most underutilized resource” in the developing world — the power and genius of women. For those of us who have worked in the world of women’s economic empowerment and have seen the dynamic and lasting change it can bring to families and communities, her efforts in this arena are greatly appreciated.

In light of pervasive global poverty and income inequality, Trump’s desire to cultivate women’s full economic potential hits on two excellent points: First, that sustainable development uses a holistic approach to increase the capability and participation of all people in the community — instead of just focusing on the “end goal” of economic growth; and second, that development aid has historically included what Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen called the “extensive neglect of the interests and agency of women.””

Read Dr. Garrison’s Entire Piece Here in National Review:

CWA of North Carolina Recommends Two Activities

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I wanted to share with you about our recent Concerned Women for America 40th Anniversary Gala and Leadership Training in Washington, D.C. We gathered from all over the nation to:

  • Lobby our senators on two federal issues: The Equality Act (encouraging them to vote against it) and the Equal Campus Access Act that we favor.
  • Attend the elegant evening gala at the Trump International Hotel. There were over 500 in attendance to hear Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Founder and Chairman Dr. Beverly LaHaye, and President and CEO Penny Nance. President Donald Trump sent complimentary greetings by video.
  • Attend the Friday luncheon featuring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
  • Attend CWA leadership training.
  • Visit the beautiful new CWA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and enjoy a time of worship and fellowship.

(Click on the links above to listen to speakers’ remarks.)

Concerned Women for America is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation with hundreds of thousands of members across the country and hundreds of Prayer/Action Chapters nationwide. Maintaining a strong organization and adhering to our mission for 40 years is a remarkable accomplishment. CWA’s longevity in the public policy arena is not the results based on human strength and ingenuity – it’s the result of CWA’s persistent prayer coordinated with taking action on issues that has resulted in the Lord blessing our efforts.

A summary of our history is available hereWatch One American News’ (OAN) interview with Dr. Beverly LaHaye and Penny Nance regarding the origin of our organization and the issues we face today.

We invite you to continue to stand with our state chapter as we battle cultural and legislative issues, and we invite you to join us in our upcoming fall activities.

CWA of North Carolina recommends participating in 40 Days for Life.

Join CWA of North Carolina at the events listed below. Click here and put in your address to see if there are any additional events in your community.

For more information contact me at [email protected] 

Date: Wednesday, October 23 – Charlotte
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
700 S. Torrence St.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Date: Monday, October 28 – Raleigh
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: A Woman’s Choice
3305 Drake Circle
Raleigh, NC

Wednesdays (ongoing), Wilmington
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
1925 Tradd Court
Wilmington, NC


CWA of North Carolina recommends And Then There Were None” note-writing ministry for the
months of October and November.

Many workers are leaving the abortion industry and finding the healing and help they need through And Then There Were None. Consider participating in praying for abortion clinic workers through a special note-writing ministry sponsored by And Then There Were NoneThis ministry was started and is run by Abby Johnson to help abortion clinic workers have the support they need to leave the abortion industry. We know prayers and handwritten notes are being used by God to reach these dear ones trapped in the abortion industry.

If you are interested in participating, please email our ministry contact, Kelly, at [email protected]. Please copy me at [email protected]. Detailed instructions and note-writing packets will be mailed to you.

May the Lord bless you in all that you are doing in your service to God. Please contact me if you have any questions.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

SAVE THE DATE – Feisty & Feminine Presentation – November 16 – Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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As a Christian conservative woman, do you have the desire to make a difference in the culture? Do you feel isolated in your views, and do you wonder if anyone else is as concerned as you?

We cannot allow the extreme feminist agenda to define what a conservative woman is. Modern feminism is destructive to women, families, and our country, so we need to be equipped to speak out against this radical narrative while maintaining our inherent femininity.

CWA’s Young Women for America National Director, Kelsey Gold, and I will be in Pottstown next month to present CWA’s Feisty & Feminine Workshop and giving a call out to those in high school and college to get involved. Plus, Wendy Burpee, Executive Director of the local Genesis Women’s Clinic will be speaking as well.  We are grateful to the JOY Builders Women’s Ministry at Berean Bible Church for kindly hosting this event.

Our time will be filled with presentations, breakout sessions, food, and fellowship. Together we will learn how to embrace our God-given femininity, intertwined with a little feisty, to deliver a message of truth and redemption.  

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration and breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: $5 which includes workshop materials, the book Feisty & Feminine, breakfast, and lunch.
RSVP: Please register by November 8. Click here to register or scan the code with your phone on the flyer linked below.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, and your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

In Him,
Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America

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CWA Thanks President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary Azar for their Defense of Life and Religious Liberty

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In three separate letters to President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary Azar, CWA CEO and President Penny Nance and our Vice President for International Affairs Dr. Shea Garrison send heart-felt thanks for their work to promote international religious freedom and defend life at the United Nations 74th General Assembly.

CWA Letter to President Trump

CWA Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo

CWA Letter to Secretary Azar

 

Coalition Supports Trump Administration’s Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes/Vaping

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This week the CDC announced that there are now 1,300 known cases of lung injury related to vaping and 26 confirmed deaths. The CDC also reported the youngest victim of the vaping epidemic, a 17-year-old male. Approximately 70% of the patients are male, and 80% of the patients are under 35 years old; 15% are under 18 years old. Many of the people who are ill have reported vaping THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee joined Smart Approaches to Marijuana, the Centennial Institute, Eagle Forum, and others and signed an open letter to the President supporting his initiative to find out what is causing e-cigarette or vaping-related illnesses. The letter addresses the importance of this initiative because although we do support the free market, e-cigarette manufacturers are knowingly putting people in danger. The letter states: “The free market requires that businesses abide by current law and educate consumers on the risks associated with the use of their products. Unfortunately, e-cigarette companies are both ignoring current laws and misinforming their consumers.”

There is no doubt nicotine is addictive and harmful to developing brains. However, marijuana and THC must also be part of the conversation. Although THC is a federally illegal substance, the FDA has the power to regulate it and remove it from the market completely. Contrary to many claims, the THC problem is not only a black market issue, but rather the result of allowing marijuana corporate giants to mass produce oils and vapes with no regard to the science that says high-potency products are dangerous especially for youth. Tobacco companies, e-cigarette companies, and the marijuana industry share many of the same investors. Every tobacco company whose executives testified before Congress in the 90s claiming nicotine is not addictive (when in fact they knew the opposite) are now investing in vaping and or marijuana.

Addiction-for-profit industries do not deserve protection; they require accountability. We are working to ensure Congress does not turn a blind eye to the real motivation of Big Marijuana. The current vaping crisis unmasks the imminent danger of unleashing an industry that exploits its consumers with no regard for the consequences. We’ve seen it with big tobacco and with big pharma’s opioid push. Nancy Reagan’s words still need heeding: “Just Say NO.”

Read the Entire Letter Here and See Coalition Members:

CNS News: “LGBT Activists Outside Supreme Court: ‘Trans Women Are Women’”

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CEO and President Penny Nance spoke with CNS News about Tuesday’s proceedings inside the Supreme Court during a rally on the front steps.

While the Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about whether sex discrimination, as codified in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, also applies to sexually fluid people – intersex, transgender — activists protested outside the court proclaiming that sex is not based on biology.

LGBT activists yelled, “trans women are women” and had several speakers lecture on gender diversity. On the other side, the conservative group Concerned Women of America pressed that changing the meaning of “sex” in the Civil Rights Act “would greatly undermine the women’s movement.” They held signs that read, “Sex is not Gender.””

Read the Entire Story and Listen to the Audio Here.

SCOTUS Rally

Transgender Legislative Petition Before SCOTUS

By | Case Vault, Family Issues, Feminist / Women's Issues, Legal, News and Events, Religious Liberty, SCOTUS | No Comments

Oral Arguments in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC

“Aimee Stephens is a transgender woman,” started the argument at the United States Supreme Court in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, where Stephens is asking the Court to include “gender identity” within the definition of “sex” discrimination in federal civil rights law (specifically Title VII, the employment context in this case) . With that simple statement David Cole of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who represented Stephens, glossed over the most important fact to remember in this debate. Aimee Stephens is biologically a man. Aimee undoubtedly feels like a woman and has decided to live as a transgender woman. But the biological fact (reality) remains.

This is why, it is no violation of civil rights, to ask Aimee to use the men’s bathroom or at least to refrain from using the women’s bathroom (in many cases a single stall, private bathroom is available). Aimee is scientifically a man. If someone like Aimee wishes to enter athletic competitions, there is a place for males to compete against other male athletes. For someone like Aimee to demand to compete among female athletes is a great injustice to those who in fact are female.

This is plain for all to see. It is not bigotry.

The reality is most people empathize and even identify with the conflict between Aimee’s biology and psyche at some level. Most people in the U.S. would stand against harassment or beratement directed at Aimee. The great majority would fight against those wishing Aimee harm.

But the reality, once again, is that that is not enough for Aimee and most vocal transgender individuals. In their mind, to say they are not the sex they identify with is to discriminate against them. This is why we are seeing a push for laws that demand we refer to them as the pronoun of their choice.

Mr. Cole at oral arguments tried as hard as he could to say that that was not the issue in the case. He danced around multiple questions from Chief Justice Roberts on the issue of bathrooms, ultimately admitting to Justice Neil Gorsuch that it would be harmful to ask transgenders to follow sex-specific bathroom rules.

JUSTICE GORSUCH: “… but ultimately came to, I believe, a submission that a reasonable person in the transgender plaintiff’s position would be harmed if he or she were fired for failing to follow the bathroom rules or some sort of dress code that’s not otherwise objectionable …”

COLE: “Yeah.”

Mr. Cole’s effort to avoid the issue was so blatant, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one of the most liberal voice on the Court, called him out on it.

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: “Mr. Cole, let’s not avoid the difficult issue, okay? You have a transgender person who rightly is identifying as a woman and wants to use the women’s bedroom, rightly, wrongly, not a moral choice, but this is what they identify with. Their need is genuine. I’m accepting all of that –­

COLE: Yeah.

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: –and they want to use the women’s bathroom. But there are other women who are made uncomfortable, and not merely uncomfortable, but who would feel intruded upon if someone who still had male characteristics walked into their bathroom. That’s why we have different bathrooms.

So, the hard question is how do we deal with that? And what in the law will guide judges in balancing those things? That’s really what I think the question is about.

Still, the ACLU attorney refused to acknowledge reality. “Well, that is –that is -­that is a question, Justice Sotomayor. It is not the question in this case.”

That is the sort of unreasonable halt to logic the Court would need to do to go along with the LGBTQ-affirming demands in this case.

Both Justice Samuel Alito and Ruth Bader Ginsburg tried to engage Mr. Cole in the discussion of women’s athletics (under Title IX). Round and round Mr. Cole went to avoid the issue, knowing, as we all do, the disastrous consequences for women if he were to win in this case. There are no consequences according to the way he argued the case. The hundreds of thousands of people expressing concerns, including Judge Gerard Lynch of the Second Circuit are just hysterically overreacting.

Judge Lynch supports LGBTQ protections but acknowledged the text of Title VII does not include sexual orientation and gender identity under the word “sex.” “Congress did no such thing,” he acknowledged painfully in his dissenting opinion on the case.

There was no such consideration on behalf of the arguing attorney, and in fact, there was no such introspection on behalf of the liberal side of the Court. Justice Sotomayor tried to hold it in for most of the argument but finally, let it out at the conclusion of arguments.

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: “May I just ask, at what point does a court continue to permit invidious discrimination against groups that, where we have a difference of opinion, we believe the language of the statute is clear. I think Justice Breyer was right that Title VII, the Civil Rights Act, all of our acts were born from the desire to ensure that we treated people equally and not on the basis of invidious reasons.”

Did you notice the shift? The text of the statute means nothing really. Passion rules. It appears Judge Sotomayor is ready to make “sex” mean whatever they feel like, as long as she perceives “invidious reasons.”

Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan all seemed open to the idea of manipulating the text as needed. We can only hope they realize the consequences beyond personal passion.

Though there are forceful emotions involved in this case, and even difficult cases left unaddressed where legislation is needed, the judicial action demanded is deference to the legislative branch who has not included sexual orientation and gender identity under Title VII. And, were they to do so, would have to inevitably consider the many examples of significant harm to women’s rights that the LGBTQ-affirming side refuses to acknowledge.

John Bursch, of the Alliance Defending Freedom, who argued on behalf of Harris Funeral Homes, said it plainly, “Treating women and men equally does not mean employers have to treat men as women. That is because sex and transgender status are independent concepts.”

Noel Francisco, arguing as Solicitor General, agreed, “There’s a reason why when Congress wants to prohibit discrimination based on the traits of sexual orientation and gender identity, it lists them separately. It doesn’t define sex as including these traits.”

That should be the end of the inquiry here. This is a legislative matter, not a judicial one, and the Court should resist the temptation to engage in judicial activism, as it has done in the past with disastrous consequences.


Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

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Virginians: Are You Registered to Vote?

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Tuesday, October 15, is the last day to register to vote for the off-year elections in Virginia.

Reminder: It is election season in Virginia, where voters will go to the polls in November to elect state legislative races only. Virginia’s off-year elections are critically important, and that is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men registered to vote and to the polls this November! CWA of Virginia is partnering with conservative organizations across the state to get out the vote through voter registration and voter turnout efforts.

Important Virginia Voting Registration 2019 Deadlines

  • Tuesday, October 15: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration.
  • Tuesday, October 29: Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2: Deadline to vote in-person absentee.
  • September 21 – November.  Voting absentee – in person.
  • November 5 – Election day. 

Get Involved in Virginia!
#1- Ensure YOU are registered to vote
Go to the Virginia Department of Elections to check the following:

  • Voter registration status
  • Mail-In application and ballot status
  • Poll Location
  • Registration form

#2- Encourage others to register to vote.  Let them know about the link above so they can check to see if they are registered; encourage them to register and to vote.

We would LOVE to hear back from you if you have registered, if you register as a result of this email, or if you encourage others to email.  Contact me at [email protected].

Thank you!
Toni DeLancey
State Director
CWA of Virginia

Will Supreme Court Try to Redefine Sex?

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Our CEO and President Penny Nance spoke with CBN’s Paul Strand about the Harris case currently before the Supreme Court about the ramifications for women if the definition of “sex” were to change to include gender identity.

“On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard three major cases that could affect a wide swath of the American population.

At the core of these cases is what does the word “sex” means when it comes to law. In 1964, when it first became illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, it meant “male” and “female.”  Now, at least one side in these cases is arguing it should be a bit more complicated: gender identity and sexual orientation should be included.

The cases involve two homosexuals and one transgender fired from their jobs. Gerald Bostock is one of the gay men.

He said outside the court after his case was heard, “Millions and millions of people go to work every day fearful for being fired for who they are, how they identify and who they love. And that’s wrong.””

Watch the entire video and read the full story here:

The Daily Caller Interview with our CEO and President Penny Nance

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During the rally on the steps of the Supreme Court for the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case, our CEO and President, Penny Nance, explained exactly why Concerned Women for America was standing up and speaking out for women in an interview with The Daily Caller.

See the original interview here and read more.

Concerned Women for America Partners with Women’s Liberation Front to Stand Up for Women and Girls

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Washington, D.C. – The conservative public policy women’s organization, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is partnering with the self-proclaimed radical feminists’ organization, Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) to Stand Up and Speak Out against injustice for women and girls. These two groups represent hundreds of thousands of women across the country who will be victimized if the Supreme Court redefines the word “sex” to include “gender identity” in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“To arbitrarily change the word ‘sex’ to include gender identity is regressive, not progressive,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA. “It would greatly undermine the women’s movement and the women who dedicated their lives to see the advancements we enjoy today,” she continued. “It’ll be a rough day for freedom of speech and conscience if the Supreme Court rules that we can all be compelled to lie about sex,” added Natasha Chart, Board Chair of the Women’s Liberation Front.

Together, CWA and WoLF are hosting a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to highlight speakers who will share story after story of how they are the true victims of the determined political activism over “gender identity.” Examples include women athletes who can no longer compete in their sports, women who have been assaulted in formerly safe places that excluded males, scientists who have been fired for presenting factual science publicly, and former transgender individuals who have now detransitioned. The rally will be held, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET at the Supreme Court of the United States located at 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543.

Statement of Penny Nance Final

Statement of Natasha Chart Final

 

October 10 Special Meeting: Unrestricted Transgender Access

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A special meeting is set for Thursday, October 10, 2019, for the public to speak up on whether transgender students should be allowed unrestricted access to locker rooms in the District 211 high schools. District 211 is the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and five high schools.

The 6:30 p.m. closed session, followed by citizen appearances at 7:30 p.m., will be held at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center, 1750 S. Roselle Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067.  This will be the last public meeting before the school board votes on the policy change.

What’s at stake?
Under the current school district policy, transgender students being accommodated by being allowed to change in privacy stalls in the locker rooms meant for the gender for which they identify. However, the proposed policy states:

“No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.”

What does this proposed policy mean? If passed, transgender females (boys who believe themselves to be female) and transgender males (girls who believe themselves to be male) will be allowed to openly dress in the opposite biological sex locker rooms.

QUESTION:  What about the rights of thousands of biological females and males attending Palatine high school who may feel threatened, embarrassed, or violated with transgenders openly changing in full view in open dressing areas?

Parents and citizens living within the District 211 school district are urged to attend this Thursday’s hearing to oppose the policy. 

Prayer requests:

  • Ask forgiveness for the complacency of Illinois Christians for not standing for their faith and for electing ungodly elected officials to make policy in the public schools and state legislature.
  • Raise up an army of Christians to champion the cause of Christ.
  • Put a halt to the anti-Christ LGBTQ agenda in Illinois and America.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois

License Plate Update, Thank You! and Save the Date

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Choose Life License Plates Update

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas and Christians for Life are co-leading the efforts to secure 1,000 Choose Life license plate orders by January 1, 2020. The Department of Revenue requires that at least 1,000 plates be sold for $40 each by January 1, 2020, before the plates can go into production.

Our efforts so far have included distributing 9,000 brochures, engaging the media (read here), inviting other groups to join in our efforts, hosting countless exhibit booths, and more!

Thank you to the 215 Kansans who have reserved their Choose Life license plates! With only three months to meet our 1,000-plate requirement, we need your help!

Take Action: 

  • Reserve your Choose Life license plate TODAY. Click here for all the details on how to reserve your plate. OR
  • Do all you can to encourage others to purchase a Choose Life license plate through social media, distributing brochures (contact us to place an order), and others. Contact us to find out how you can be part of this incredible live-saving project. You are needed!

Thank You for Coming to the State Capitol!

Last week, I sent an email urging pro-life citizens to attend the Joint Judiciary Committee hearing regarding reversing the Kansas Supreme Court’s nonsensical abortion decision – and you did not disappoint! Sen. Eric Rucker (R-District 20) and others told me how very grateful they were that many of you showed up for the hearing to show your support for life.

Take Action:
Save the date! Please plan to attend a second hearing on this very important issue that is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30. Watch for more details to come.

Pray: Ask our heavenly Father to help us meet our goals for the Choose Life license plates. Pray for the hearts of the legislators who serve on the committee of the life amendment, that they will stand on the side of life.

Our heavenly Father will grant the desires of our hearts if we humble ourselves and trust in Him and His ways. One scripture I have often found helpful in various situations in my life is Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.”

Thank you again for all you do, and may God bless you real good!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Will Christians Become Outcasts at Public Universities?

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Our CEO and President, Penny Nance and Cathy Ruse, JD, Senior Legal Fellow for the Family Research Council partnered together to write an opinion article for The Christian Post about the impacts of liberal indoctrination and ‘gender fluidity’ on college campuses.

“We are Christian women, mothers of college students and college-bound children, who have serious concerns about how the “gender fluidity” movement has taken root at public schools and universities.

The idea that gender is fluid and self-determined, as opposed to biologically determined, has been germinating for decades. But today it has grown into a multi-million dollar political cause that threatens the privacy, safety, and religious freedom of all students, and especially women.

One of us, Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), in a recent op-ed, gave a first hand account of how students, beginning at orientation, are being indoctrinated into this anti-Christian ideology at Virginia Tech (VT), the hard science school of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The response was overwhelming. CWA received emails from many VT students, parents, employees, professors, alumni, and state elected officials upset about the indoctrination.  Many complained of coercive “diversity training” and policies.  Some students reported fear of reprisal, and some school employees fear job loss. Many feel bullied into silence and believe their First Amendment rights are being infringed. The school is opening itself up to a variety of lawsuits.

VT’s response has been to post their mantra regarding civility, saying students were not forced to share their pronouns. But coercion comes in many forms, and the pressure is palpable. It is sad to say, but if you express traditional Christian beliefs at VT, you will be left outside of the community. Of course, VT is far from alone in this new woke trajectory.”

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