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Action Alert: Don’t Harm Our Children

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“It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.” Luke 17:2


You may recall our efforts to target Sanford Health for co-hosting the Midwest Gender Identity Summit with the Transformation Project on January 13 at the Sanford Research Center in Sioux Falls. The mission of the Transformation Project is “supporting and empowering transgender youth,” thus promoting the lie that “men and women can change their gender.”


We are grateful for HB1080, sponsored by Rep. Bethany Soye (R-District 9), to “prohibit certain medical and surgical interventions on minor children.”  HB1080 would prohibit the radical “treatment” for gender dysphoria, which involves puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and irreversible surgeries like double mastectomies and genital removal or reconstruction to “become” the opposite sex. Damages to the minor for such treatment may result in civil action.


Additionally, if a healthcare professional is in violation of the terms of HB1080, their professional license must be revoked. Furthermore, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Dakota finds these activities very disturbing, especially among a healthcare institution that takes an oath to “do not harm.” Ironically, healthcare providers blatantly deny the science that tells us one cannot change their God-given sex. Children struggling with gender dysphoria should be protected from unethical medical interventions that ignore underlying causes and reject long-term health and well-being.  


You may find more information on CWA’s website here.


ACTION: Email your two representatives and urge them to Vote YES on HB1080 to protect our children. Click here for the list of representatives and their contact information. If you do not know who your state representatives are, click here. Include your name and address so they know you are a constituent. Legislators have asked that we indicate on the subject line your legislative district, for example, “from District 9.” They get so many emails and are only concerned about their constituents. Also, if you are a member of CWA of South Dakota, be sure to let them know.


PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we pray for those struggling with gender dysphoria that they will believe the truth about Your design for them found in Scripture and reject the lies of Satan. You say in Word in Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” We ask for protection of the hearts and minds of all our children, and we pray for Christians to courageously and lovingly speak God’s truth about Your design for sexuality in a confused and needy world.   


In Christ,|
Linda Schauer
State Director

DeSantis-Disney Debate Has Raised Needed Awareness about Gender Radicalism

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Florida has become ground zero in the cultural battle over gender radicalism. Gov. Ron DeSantis does not disappoint. Staking ground on principle while taking principled policy action is the strongest mark of courageous leaders. America needs more of them. 


To defeat destructive gender ideology, governors of courage like DeSantis must be willing to lead the fight, not sit on the sidelines. They must work to unmask its dangers and act to protect women, children, and the rights of parents over institutions bent on indoctrination. That is exactly why Gov. DeSantis and Florida officials get high marks. What sets DeSantis apart is an ability to communicate clearly about fundamental principles backed by clear policy actions that address the problem. Here are some: 

First principle in Science: Physical differences between women and men are enduring. 

Policy action: Enact Florida’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act


First principle in Medicine: Do No Harm. 

Policy action:  Issue Florida Department of Health guidance protecting children from deceptive and harmful gender medicine.  


First principle in Education:  Teach academics, not ideology.   

Policy action: Enact Florida law preventing sexualized curriculum for young students.

 Reject basic subject textbooks that seek to indoctrinate students.      


First principle in Parenting: Protect your child from dangerous influences. 

Policy action:  Fight Disney’s destructive influence on kids by forcing Disney to fight for itself.  


Ladies and gentlemen, Mickey and Minnie Mouse know who the boys and girls are. And so did Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s brilliant version of wholesome family-style entertainment that sparked childhood imagination, made good triumph over evil, and offered endless days of make-believe fun is something on which we all grew up. But we knew it wasn’t real.    


21st Century Disney is bent on turning childhood imagination into realized, sexualized fantasy. Disney’s President attests to being “the mother of two queer children” identifying as pansexual and transgender. How did they get that way? 


Disney executives are feeding young minds with gender radicalism as a normal and necessary experience for all children. Telling boys they can be girls is totally okay – in fact should be promoted. In woke Disney World, focusing messages on gender fantasy and sexual attractions is what every impressionable four-year-old needs to hear. 


Let’s be real. Poisoning the innocent minds of children, whether with pornography or trans- and sexual pathologies, should come at a high price. If this is the Disney agenda, it’s time for Disney to stand on its own and face the consequences. Gov. DeSantis and Florida elected officials are revoking Disney’s special self-governing status over its 40-square-mile district and face the real accountability of state regulators.  


Levers like this might force Disney to return to its Small World roots, but in the meantime, parents must also say no to the Disney vacation and opt for Florida’s beautiful beaches instead. And please turn off the Disney channel and PBS children’s programming which routinely pushes gender ideology including the idea of being “nonbinary” and depicting characters with trans flags and mastectomy scars.   


Real Florida is working to take back childhood innocence from the all-to-real evil of gender radicalism. What’s happening in your state?