Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill
Newsletter published on 30 August 2016
(1) Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations
(2) Tell them you’re Trans, you can sleep in the
Women’s dorm and even
shower with them
(3) Federal anti-father
(4) LGBT change birth certificates
Transgender can't force his lifestyle on an employer
(6) FACT CHECK –
Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Won’t affect Anyone
(1) Hillary scrubs sexual assault
pledge after allegations against Bill
August 15, 2016 | 6:49am | Updated
campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring
survivors of sexual assault "have the right to be believed" —
reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago.
had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to "campus
"I want to send a message to every survivor of
sexual assault: Don’t let
anyone silence your voice. You have the right to
be heard. You have the
right to be believed, and we’re with you," it
But by February, the sentence "You have the right to be believed,
we’re with you" was deleted, BuzzFeed News found.
came after new attention was focused on Juanita Broaddrick,
who has accused
Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978, when he was the
attorney general of
She was 35 at the time and a volunteer in his campaign. He was
married for less than three years.
The incident allegedly
occurred in Broaddrick’s hotel room near Little
Rock after Bill Clinton
invited himself to her room, rather than meet
her in the lobby, where he
claimed reporters were waiting.
The future president forcibly tried to
kiss her, but ended up biting her
lip, according to
Clinton ignored her protests, forcibly moving her onto the
bed, where he
raped her, she alleges.
"There was no remorse,"
Broaddrick told BuzzFeed. "He acted like it was
an everyday occurrence. He
was not the least bit apologetic. It was just
Clinton tweeted in September that every sex-assault survivor has
to be believed."
In November, she reiterated that "every survivor of
deserves to be heard, believed, and supported."
phrase was also added to her campaign’s Web site.
At a December campaign
rally in New Hampshire, a woman asked Hillary
Clinton if the women who had
accused her husband of sexual harassment
and assault, including Broaddrick,
deserved to be "believed" also.
"Well, I would say that everybody should
be believed at first until they
are disbelieved based on evidence," Clinton
It was in the weeks after that event that the site was
Broaddrick, now 73, has accused Hillary Clinton of enabling her
and of threatening her to keep her allegations against Bill Clinton
"It’s important for everyone to know that Hillary Clinton is not
innocent in all of the coverup and the attempted attacks on all of the
women that Bill Clinton abused," Broaddrick told Boston radio station
WRKO in May.
Donald Trump has repeated Broaddrick’s rape allegations
and has even
released video of Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, another woman
accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.
(2) Tell them
you’re Trans, you can sleep in the Women’s dorm and even
rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm
By Tim Devaney -
08/16/16 06:00 AM EDT
Homeless shelters have become the latest
battleground in the national
debate over transgender rights.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in
to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in
based on the gender they identify with.
The proposal has set off a
firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against
religious organizations that operate
many homeless shelters.
"Transgender women are women regardless of
whether they were born male,"
said David Stacy, government affairs director
at the Human Rights Campaign.
"If you’re a transgender woman and you walk
into a homeless shelter and
they treat you like a man, it’s traumatizing,"
he added. "These people
are already vulnerable, they’re homeless, they don’t
have a job. To face
discrimination the entire time they’re there is a real
Religious organizations see things differently.
Wildmon, president of the conservative American Family Association,
having to "make room for people who are sexually confused at
the expense of
"No one is in favor of beating up transgender people,"
Wildmon told The
Hill, "but why do you have to force other people to feel
uncomfortable, and in some cases unsafe, just to make your political
"What if I self-identify as a woman today, and tomorrow I want to
self-identify as a man?" he asked. "Why not self identify as a minority?
Today, I’m white. Tomorrow, I’m black."
The controversy comes on the
heels of a contentious North Carolina law
that requires people to use public
bathrooms that match their assigned
gender at birth. The Department of
Justice has sued to stop the law,
putting transgender issues at the
forefront of the 2016 campaign.
HUD’s proposed regulation instructs
homeless shelters to disregard the
"complaints of other shelter residents"
who feel uncomfortable living
with someone who is transgender.
likewise prohibited to deny appropriate placement based on a
threat to health or safety that can be mitigated some other
way," the proposal says.
The agency declined to comment on the rule until
after it is finalized.
According to a 2011 survey from the National
Center for Transgender
Equality, 29 percent of transgender people who sought
had been rejected at some point in their lives, while
another 42 percent
were forced to stay in shelters for the gender they were
assigned at birth.
The Center for American Progress and Equal Rights
Center conducted a
more recent 2016 study that found only 30 percent of
in Virginia, Connecticut, Tennessee and Washington state
The Fair Housing Act prohibits
homeowners from refusing to sell or rent
to people because of their race,
religion or gender, but HUD is looking
to extend similar protections to
homeless shelters that provide
Congress has not
passed discrimination protections for transgender
people at homeless
shelters, so the rules would only apply to those
shelters that receive
financial assistance from the federal government.
"It makes no sense at
all," Wildmon said. "Good, Christian organizations
that are trying to help
people do not need Washington dictating their
bathroom or bedding
Catholic Charities USA, which did not respond to requests for
and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions both raised concerns
the transgender policy in comments filed with HUD.
the regulation say homeless shelters should be a safe haven
for women who
have been abused by their husbands and boyfriends. They
say those women may
feel that they are in danger living with a
transgender woman who was born a
LGBT advocates say those fears are overblown.
need to protect women who have been sexually abused,"
Stacy said. "But if we
don’t treat people consistently with their gender
identity, then a woman who
was abused by her boyfriend could be housed
with a transgender man who looks
like a man and has a beard."
LGBT advocates say they are more concerned
about protecting transgender
women who are vulnerable when being housed with
The National Center for Transgender Equality survey found
percent of transgender people who stayed in homeless shelters claim
were harassed by staff, while 1 in 4 say they were physically abused
22 percent say they were sexually assaulted.
"If you view someone
as less human, it’s easier to have a higher level
of violence against them,"
Critics of the regulation have also raise the potential for
men to pose
as transgender women.
"One of the guests at a rescue
mission overheard someone on the street
saying, ‘Dude, if you go down to the
rescue mission and tell them you’re
transgender, you can sleep in the
women’s dorm and even shower with
them,’" said John Ashmen, president of the
Association of Gospel Rescue
Missions. "So that idea is out there, but I
don’t know of any missions
that have called the police because of
"No one is trying to make transgender people feel awkward, but we’re
concerned about the well-being and safety of everyone in our rescue
missions," Ashmen said.
HUD’s transgender policy would not provide a
for men who take advantage of the rules to prey
on homeless women, Stacy
"Nothing in this proposed rule is
meant to prevent necessary and
appropriate steps to address any fraudulent
attempts to access services
or legitimate safety concerns that may arise in
any shelter," HUD wrote
in its proposal.
(3) Federal anti-father
Johnson Will Fight for Fathers’ Rights
August 17, 2016 by Aya Katz
Gary Johnson Wants to Repeal Federal Law that Bribes the States to Take
Action Against Fathers
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party
presidential candidate, has made a
commitment to fight for fathers’ rights.
He is aware of provisions in
the Social Security Act that financially reward
the States to go after
the income of non-custodial parents, who are in most
Johnson says he will work to change this situation, not by
with States’s rights to conduct Family Court hearings, but by
the Federal government entirely out of that process.
interview with a fathers’ rights group, Gary Johnson stated that
he is a
strong supporter of the rights of fathers. He wants to do away
anti-family incentives that impinge on decisions in
domestic cases. He does
not want to interfere with the right of the
state judges to make rulings in
state court, but he thinks the process
would be much more fair if the
Federal government did not offer
incentives for the breakup of the
It’s a huge issue. It’s a gigantic issue. The courts rule,
rule, in this case, usually always against the fathers, and in
that the rulings stand, and there is no recourse whatsoever. ..
[Fathers] are obliterated.
When asked what could be done to remedy
the situation, Johnson did not
offer to pass new legislation. Instead, he
suggested that repealing the
current Federal financial incentive to go after
fathers, as well as
other non-custodial parents. "… You could just give that
back to the
states as opposed to actually incentivizing the states to do
Federal government wants done," Johnson said.
In 1975 the
Social Security Act was amended to create Title IV-D, under
Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare — now called the
Health and Human Services — was to establish a separate
oversee Child Support Enforcement. State governments
were deputized to do
the dirty work of the Federal government, and they
were given a financial
incentive of up to 90% of child support collected
under AFDC cases. The
result of this was an acceleration in divorce
cases, where mothers were
encouraged by social workers to divorce
fathers, get custody of the
children, and go on welfare. Once they did
this, Child Support Enforcement
went after the fathers, and most of
what they collected in child support did
not go to the mother or the
children but went directly to the child support
enforcement wing of
State and Federal governments. By this scheme, families
were broken up
using Federal incentives. Fathers lost. Mothers lost. And
most of all
the children lost out on the intact, self-sufficient family they
have had, if it were not for the Federal incentive to break up
In the 1980s I practiced family law in the State of Texas. I
saw with my
own eyes how this program worked to the detriment of families
children, by targeting fathers. In many cases, the child support
payments were being made to the government, while the mothers were on
AFDC, but the children were living with their grandparents and not the
mothers. I have written about these problems in The Debt Collector, a
libertarian musical. Gary Johnson has experience with the same issues
from his tenure as Governor of New Mexico. When he spoke to citizens of
the state, hundreds of fathers came to ask him for help over child
support enforcement. As governor, there was not much he could do to
change the law, but he is hopeful that as President of the United States
he will have better opportunities to rein back the Federal
It is good to know that in Gary Johnson we have a
who deeply cares about the problems caused by Title
IV-D of the Social
Security Act. As a libertarian, he understands that
social problems are
created by Federal Laws that meddle in the family, and
he knows that the
solution is not more legislation, but rather the repeal
offending law. In this sense, Gary Johnson is a true
(4) LGBT change birth certificates
Q: Does a
prospective partner have a right to know a person's birth sex?
Victorians to be given greater freedom to change
Couples will no longer be forced to divorce if one
partner wishes to
change the sex recorded on his or her official
Thursday 18 August 2016 16.38 AEST
modified on Thursday 18 August 2016 16.39 AEST
The Victorian government
has introduced legislation to make it easier
for transexual, gender diverse
and intersex people to get new birth
certificates that accurately record
Currently, if a person in a heterosexual marriage changes
wants a new birth certificate to reflect that, he or she will
divorce first because same-sex marriage is illegal.
an amendment to Victoria’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Act
the parliament on Thursday, couples will no longer be
forced to divorce if
one partner wishes to apply to change the sex
recorded on his or her birth
registration. Australians divided on
teaching transgender awareness in
primary schools Read more
While the Federal Marriage Act does not allow
same-sex marriage, it does
not stipulate that sex cannot be changed after
Adults would be able to apply to alter the sex recorded on
Victorian birth registration and birth certificate and would be able
nominate their sex descriptor as male, female or specify a gender
diverse or non-binary descriptor.
The bill also introduces a new
process enabling parents or a guardian to
apply to alter the sex recorded on
their child’s birth registration, so
long as the child’s consent has been
given and there is a supporting
statement from a doctor or registered
psychologist. Children over the
age of 16 will be assumed to have capacity
The bill introduced to parliament on Thursday also removed
the need for
applicants to have undergone sex affirmation surgery before
to apply for new birth certificates.
general, Martin Pakula, said: "Nobody should be
forced to undergo major
surgery or choose between maintaining a legal
relationship with their spouse
just to get a birth certificate that
reflects who they are.
also put strong measures in place to safeguard the interests of
and limits to ensure people don’t misuse the system."
debate the proposed reforms at the end of the month.
director of Transgender Victoria, Sally Goldner, said
without a birth
certificate that accurately reflected someone’s gender,
accounts, obtaining passports and applying for working with
were all made more difficult.
"Birth certificates are an important,
big-ticket document," Goldner
said. "Everyone is saying this is about time."
We’re all a bit
non-binary inside. So why do we segregate by gender? Jack
Monroe Read more
The Greens senator Janet Rice, who lives in Victoria,
husband, Peter Whetton, underwent a gender transition almost 15
ago, and changed her name to Penny. Rice said Whetton had never
attempted to change her birth certificate to accurately reflect her sex
because it would have meant first obtaining a divorce.
"We’ve had an
initial discussion today about this legislation and I said
to her, ‘You can
change your birth certificate now,’" Rice said.
"It is something that now
at least is available to her as an option.
People are every pleased. But now
it’s time to see the legislation pass,
and to continue pushing for similar
reforms around the country.
"I certainly congratulate the Victorian
government on this, but let’s
hope it gets across the line."
Australian Capital Territory parliament passed similar reforms in
(5) Court: Transgender can't force his lifestyle on an
Transgender can't force lifestyle on employer
'Feds shouldn’t strong-arm
private business owners into violating their
Published: 08/19/2016 at 8:26 PM
A federal judge has
ruled that a man who wanted to dress as a woman
while working as a funeral
director cannot impose his lifestyle choice
on his employer, because it
would conflict with the religious standards
U.S. District Judge Sean Cox granted a summary judgment to the
funeral home, explaining it is entitled to an exemption from Title
employment nondiscrimination requirements because of the Religious
Freedom Restoration Act.
The claim had been brought by the federal
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission on behalf of Anthony Stephens, who
informed his employer,
R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that he would
be known as Aimee
Australia Stephens when he returned from his
Stephens also told Harris he would be dressing as a woman.
Thomas Rost replied that his services no longer were needed,
funeral home requires men to dress in suits and ties, and women
in skirts and coats.
The EEOC first tried convincing the
judge that Rost’s response was
illegal discrimination against a transgender,
but the judge ruled the
argument was rejected "because those are not
Regarding the claim of discrimination based on
with respect to clothing, the judge ruled that the
EEOC failed to show
that allowing Stephens to dress as a woman on the job
would create the
least violation of the company owner’s religious
"Outlasting the Gay Revolution" spells out eight principles to
Americans with conservative moral values counter attacks on our
of religion, speech and conscience by homosexual
"The feds shouldn’t strong-arm private business owners into
their religious beliefs, and the court has affirmed that here,"
Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Doug Wardlow, who argued
the court on Aug. 11. "The government must respect the freedom of
who are seeking to serve the grieving and vulnerable. They shouldn’t
forced into violating their deepest convictions."
the background: "The funeral home hired the biologically
male employee as a
funeral director and embalmer at its Garden City
location in 2007. Funeral
directors at the company regularly interact
with the public, including
grieving family members and friends. After
informing the funeral home of an
intention to begin dressing as a female
at work, the employee was dismissed
for refusing to comply with the
dress code. The employee was at all times
free to dress as desired
outside of work but was required to abide by the
same dress policy that
all employees are required to follow while on the
The court acknowledged Rost is a Christian whose "faith informs the
he operates his business and how he presents it to the
ADF said, "Not only would Rost be violating his faith if he were
for and otherwise permit his employees to dress as members of the
opposite sex while at work, the employee dress policy is also designed
to be sensitive to interaction with customers at an especially delicate
time of their lives."
The judge said the court "finds that the
funeral home has met its
initial burden of showing that enforcement of Title
VII, and the body of
sex-stereotyping case law that has developed under it,
would impose a
substantial burden on its ability to conduct business in
its sincerely held religious beliefs."
sincerely believes that it would be violating God’s commands if he
permit an employee who was born a biological male to dress in a
traditionally female skirt-suit at the funeral home because doing so
would support the idea that sex is a changeable social construct rather
than an immutable God-given gift. The Supreme Court has directed that it
is not this court’s role to decide whether those ‘religious beliefs are
mistaken or insubstantial.’ … Instead, this court’s ‘narrow function’ is
to determine if this is ‘an honest conviction’ and, as in Hobby Lobby,
there is no dispute that it is."
The judge pointed out it was
actually the EEOC that was "stereotyping"
male and female, since it was
insisting Stephens be allowed to wear
claims the funeral home fired Stephens for failing to conform
masculine gender stereotypes expected as to work clothing and
has a Title VII right not to be subject to gender
stereotypes in the
"Yet the EEOC has not challenged the funeral home’s
code, that requires female employees to wear a skirt-suit
males to wear a pants-suit with a neck tie," the judge
"Rather, the EEOC takes the position that Stephens as a Title VII
to ‘dress as a woman’ (ie., dress in a stereotypical feminine manner)
while working at the funeral home, in order to express Stephens’ gender
He continued, "If the compelling interest is truly in
stereotypes, the court fails to see why the EEOC couldn’t
gender-neutral dress code as a reasonable accommodation that would
less restrictive means of furthering that goal under the facts
"But the EEOC has not even discussed such an option,
Stephens must be allowed to wear a skirt-suit in order to
Stephens’ gender identity. If the compelling governmental interest
truly in removing or eliminating gender stereotypes in the workplace in
terms of clothing (i.e., making gender ‘irrelevant’), the EEOC’s chosen
manner of enforcement in this action does not accomplish that
Stephens had written to the funeral home employees about his
Calling his mental state a "birth defect that needs
to be fixed," he
told the workers he planned to have sex reassignment
surgery, and before
that would live and work "fulltime as a woman for one
"At the end of my vacation on August 26, 2013, I will return to
my true self, Aimee Australia Stephens, in appropriate business
he wrote, adding, "I realize that some of you may have trouble
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(6) FACT CHECK – Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Won’t affect
Tuesday 2 August, ABC's The Drum showed their bias by presenting a
debate on same-sex "marriage" with just one supporter of
marriage, ACL's Lyle Shelton, up against a stacked panel of
advocates. Hardly what any reasonable person would call a fair
Regardless, Lyle presented a strong case for maintaining the
definition of marriage, despite constant interruptions from fellow
panellists and the host.
Tiernan Brady, Irish same-sex "marriage"
campaign director, made a
startling claim about the few countries who have
"All those predictions of terrible,
unforeseen circumstances never came
through… All that happened was that
nobody lost anything and one small
group of people in society – our lesbian
and gay friends and family
members – were allowed to get
Let's take a closer look at what's really been happening in
Oregan, USA | A Christian baker was forced to pay
$135,000 to a gay
couple after refusing to bake a cake for their wedding.
Aaron Klein and
his wife Melissa have been forced to close their cake shop
drawn out legal battle. They said they happily served gay
make birthday cakes but for religious reasons, could not bake a
a gay wedding. This was deemed to violate civil
Denver, USA | Another bakery suffered a similar fate after
bake a cake for a cake wedding. This article from LGBTQ Nation
links to a story about a florist and a photographer facing legal action
for refusing to participate in a gay wedding.
Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho |
City officials laid down the law to Christian
pastors within their
community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance
that if they refuse to
marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and
USA | Brendan
Eich, founcer of Mozilla was forced to resign following
from gay rights campaigners because he donated to
the 2008 Plebiscite in
which Americans voted 'No' to Genderless Marriage.
Denmark | Homosexual
couples in Denmark won the right to get married in
any church they choose,
even though nearly one third of the country's
priests have said they will
refuse to carry out the ceremonies.
Vancouver, Canada | Now that SSM is
done and dusted in Canada, the
message is clear: "[T]he gay rights movement
is shifting norms in
Canada. And with that comes a message to those who
won't evolve: your
outdated morals are no longer acceptable, and we will
teach your kids
the new norms." ~ Robin Perelle, Xtra
Ontario, Canada | Ontario -Superior Court of Justice upheld
Law Society’s decision (Trinity Western University v The Law
Upper -Canada) to deny accreditation to the law school at Trinity
Western University. The society did so -because of this Christian
university’s requirement that staff and students sign a covenant that
forbids all sexual activity unless it is between a husband and a wife.
The Ontario court ruled that though the decision by the Law Society
infringed the right to -religious freedom, the university’s covenant on
sexual behaviour discriminated against homosexual marriage, which is
legal in Canada. The judgment described the essential issue as
"involving a clash between religious freedom and equality".
Kingdom | In the lead-up to legalising same-sex "marriage":
fathers disappeared from birth certificates of surrogate
children to allow
homosexual couples to be named as parents.
Ireland | In Tiernan's
homeland, a bakery owner was subjected to a
lengthy legal battle for
refusing to write the words "Support Gay
Marriage" on a
Victoria, Australia | Genderless Marriage isn't even legal here yet
already it's begun. Say that you support traditional marriage and you
will be dragged before the courts, like Archbishop Porteous.
also claimed their was no link whatsoever between the Safe
and same-sex "marriage", but that's not what Safe
Schools co-founder Roz
Ward told a rally in Melbourne: "It is a total
contradiction to say we want
(the) Safe Schools Coalition, but you can’t
get married to the person that
He also claimed that SSM advocates maintained respectful
debate. We have
never seen the word "bigot" used with such reckless abandon
as in the
last 12 months of debate by SSM advocates in Parliament. If it's
Greens, it's Bill Shorten himself and even Penny Wong using words
'bigot'and 'homophobe' to describe anyone who supports traditional
marriage or who doesn't agree with their children, as young as 4, being
told that their gender is fluid. There have even been cover ups for the
real agenda of the Safe Schools Program and Senator Cory Bernardi's
office AND HIS CHILDREN'S SCHOOL were targeted by protesters. Tom
Gilchrist, Adelaide University’s Student Representative Council
president, and several other SRC members from the socialist group
Student Voice were among the protesters.
Sure, there will always be
unsolicited, unpleasant comments on social
media from both sides of the
debate, no matter the issue, but surely we
should be able to expect better
behaviour from our elected
So, Tiernan, we
give you a FACT CHECK: FAIL