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Memorandum of Law Re: Constitutional Protections of Religious Expressions in Public Schools

By | LBB, Legal, News and Events, Religious Liberty | No Comments

School officials should be aware of the United States Department of Education’s (ED) latest Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools. Though many teachers and school officials are passionate about certain issues in their personal capacities, schools must ensure their policies are strictly based on the parameters set out in law and not based on personal emotion or opinion when it comes to the burdens it places on students and staff’s First Amendment rights. Acting proactively to educate teachers and staff will help them avoid the significant legal liability that could come from violating basic constitutional protections. Though not a substitute for individual and specific legal counsel, this memorandum of law can assist schools in understanding and implementing sound policies that comply with the law.


CLICK HERE to access the memorandum.

The Most Destructive Movement in America Must Be Fought With Inward Truth

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It is hard to think of a more damaging movement than the transgender militantism being pushed by all major cultural, corporate, and political power structures today. It combines the most evil aspects of the most significant fights in which we have historically engaged.


The movement completely desecrates the sanctity of human life. This week I read the heartbreaking story of a young man who died in the middle of a vaginoplasty because of complications caused by the puberty blockers he had taken since he was very young as part of a study to support that type of unscientific and inhumane surgical “affirmative care” intervention. Others did not die but paid a heavy price.


It defiles families. A new bill in Washington seeks to legally hide runaway children from their parents if they do not consent to their child’s “gender transition.” No other allegation of abuse or neglect is required. They are doing this even as stories of parents devastated after schools begin to transition their children without their knowledge mount.


In education and the early sexualization of children, this horrific force is pushing to eradicate innocence. From “Drag Queen Story Hours” to sexualized drag performances in front of children to immoral activist teachers to the complete indoctrination in curriculums, the assault is never-ending.


Women’s safety and dignity are also under assault. Trans-identified males are winning in female sports. They are intruding in female-only private areas. They even get “first women” recognitions. According to the powerful, men make even better women.


Spiritually speaking, this ideology is not just an assault on religious liberty. It is an attack on God because it is an attack on Truth. It is interesting how personal and inward the self-definition is anchored so as to deny any outside force. But the Word of God reaches our most inner parts. It is described as “piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Take a look at what David writes in Psalm 51: 6, “Behold, you [GOD] delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” God demands truth even in the most intimate thoughts of our hearts. There is no costume boisterous enough to hide us from our Maker. We must be truthful, even there. If we are not, we should not be surprised to see the consequences of our rebellion take over, bringing great unrest, as we are witnessing.


So let us pray for truth – especially on the inward parts. It is the only thing guaranteed to free us again (John 8:32).

Another Reason for the COVID-19 Closure Craze

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Sadly, the COVID-19 period of American history will be studied for generations. Significant politicization of the issue and how it was used to advance personal ambitions in egregious ways is a much-discussed topic, especially on Capitol Hill. A recent exchange between Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former Director of National Intelligence of the United States John Ratcliffe is jarring.


At the beginning of the pandemic, all the experts knew the virus was born in a lab. Ratcliffe, as the Director of National Intelligence, knew that. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew it came from a lab. The top public health official, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, a virologist, testified he thought it came from a lab. Yet, somehow, Dr. Anthony Fauci and others were allowed to paint that as a “conspiracy theory,” arguing instead that it was clearly of “natural origins.”


Former DNI Ratcliffe: “The best evidence of that is their conversations, which say that they didn’t want unwanted attention to the relationships that were taking place between Western virologists and those working within the Wuhan Institute of Virology and funding sources for some of that research.”


Rep. Jordan: “Yeah, our money to a lab in China that wasn’t up to code that was doing gain-of-function research, and that’s where this thing came from.”


The whole thing is maddening. There was the social distancing, the wiping off groceries when you got home from the store. There was the use of masks and the tightening of hospital and even funeral visits. There was, of course, the COVID shot and all the controversies surrounding that. Also, the massive lockdowns that were so harmful, especially to our children, in terms of unnecessary school closures that have dramatically impacted their lives and learning skills.


The question is not, why did the government push all this — others are focusing on that. Instead, why did we allow it? Why would Americans go along with the farce and the drastic upending of our lives in the face of evidence strongly suggesting it was unnecessary?


Fear is a significant contributor — fear and manipulation. We didn’t know how harmful this virus was. They told us we would all die, so the majority, understandably, believed “the experts.” The media also despicably manipulated us with our loved ones. You get the shot “for your loved ones, to protect them,” they told us. That message was powerful for millions with elderly parents and other family members.


But there is another aspect – the “pause,” the break from commerce and work. We wanted it. In many ways, we desperately needed it. America has made an idol of business. The pressure of working to get ahead and not let others pass you by is immense, and millions are tired. This, too, made us susceptible to allowing others to “force” us into it…


Click here to read the rest of this op-ed as featured in American Thinker.

Ellisville: How Schools are Putting Children at Risk – Saturday, March 11

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How Schools Are Putting Children at Risk

With Glen Becker


The Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri St. Louis Prayer/Action Chapter invites you to their Saturday, March 11 meeting in Ellisville.


Glen Becker is a parent with 15 years of professional cyber security experience. Becker will present “How Schools Are Putting Children at Risk by not Protecting Their Information.”



When: Saturday, March 11

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Pillar Foundation, 15820 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

Contact: For additional information, contact Stephanie Rubach Marshall at 314-717-2694 or  [email protected].  

Men, women, and teens are welcome to attend.


About the presentation:

Glen Becker’s presentation will include an interactive discussion covering school policies that place families at risk by not protecting personal information. Learn what to look out for in school policies, know your rights as parents, understand what the school is collecting and the risk to which your kids are being exposed. Becker will also present how child predators access this data, why child sex trafficking is growing because of school applications, the reasons why schools distribute parent/student data for individual gain, and which companies data mine your information.