Man’s Autistic Daughter Believes She is Transgender, and Her Public School Blocked His Efforts to Stop Her
In April 2016, my then 14-year-old daughter became convinced that she was my son. In my attempt to help her, her public school undermined me every step of the way.
Throughout my daughter’s childhood, there were no signs that she wanted to be a boy. She loved stuffed animals, Pocahontas and wearing colorful bathing suits. I can’t recall a single interest that seemed unusually masculine, or any evidence that she was uncomfortable as a girl.
The only difficulty she had was forming and maintaining friendships. We later learned why: She was on the autism spectrum. She was very functional and did well in school, helped by her Individualized Education Program (IEP), a common practice for public school students who need special education.
At her high school, my daughter was approached by a girl who had recently come out at school as transgender. Shortly after meeting her, my daughter declared that she, too, was a boy trapped in a girl’s body and picked out a new masculine name.
Our school kept parents in the dark
She first came out as transgender to her school, and when she announced that she was a boy, the faculty and staff — who had full knowledge of her mental health challenges — affirmed her. Without telling me or my wife, they referred to her by her new name. They treated my daughter as if she were a boy, using male pronouns and giving her access to a gender neutral restroom.
When her mother and I first found out, our feelings of helplessness and astonishment made it difficult to get through each day. But I feel my daughter is a victim more than anything else.
In an IEP meeting just after she told us about being a boy, I told the school that our wishes are to call her by her legal name at all times. The social worker present at the meeting stated that we have that right to make that request, so I assumed school staff would follow our directive. I followed up that meeting with an email, but later learned that my request was ignored and school staff continued to refer to her by the male name.
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TV Personality Mario Lopez Lambasted by the Left for Saying Parents Should Hesitate Before Labeling 3-Year Old Children ‘Transgender’
Mario Lopez on Wednesday apologized for his “ignorant and insensitive” comments
suggesting parents should not declare their 3-year-olds “transgender”
just because they say they’re “feeling a certain way” or think they’re
“a boy or a girl or whatever.”
From USA Today:
In a statement issued to USA TODAY Wednesday, through his
rep Lisa Perkins, the TV host and “Saved by the Bell” alum said: “The
comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper
understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be
an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this
opportunity to better educate myself.”
“Moving forward,” he added, “I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
Here was Lopez’s original comments:
“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump
me into that whole [group],” Lopez responded. “I’m kind of blown away
too. Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids
obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t
go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re
saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl
or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to
make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a
girl, whatever the case may be … It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I
just think about the repercussions later on.”
He added, “When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”
GLAAD appears to have contacted his employer in an attempt to get him fired:
We spoke with
Extra and it is clear that the showrunners do not support or share his
view. They will address this issue on the show tonight. Lopez clearly
needs a primer on trans issues. We reached out to his team to see if and
how he will correct the record.— GLAAD (@glaad) July 31, 2019
Surprising Survey Shows 45% of Americans Doubt Safety of Vaccines
The latest measles outbreak that’s gripped communities across the
country in recent months pushed the topic of vaccinations (and those who
choose to forgo them) right back onto centerstage for many Americans.
Now a new survey delving into feelings over immunizations finds the
country may be more split on the issue than believed, with 45% of adults
admitting to harboring some doubt about the safety of vaccines.
That said, the vast majority — more than eight in 10 surveyed — still
view vaccines as effective and continue to support them, despite their
The survey, funded by the American Osteopathic Association,
questioned 2,000 adults and asked doubters the source of their
suspicions of the science-supported, long-established safety and
importance of vaccinations. Of the nearly half who listed at least one
source of doubt over vaccine safety,
researchers found the most common sources came from online articles
(16%), distrust of the pharmaceutical industry (16%), and information
from medical experts (12%).
According to lead researcher Rachel Shmuts, a perinatal psychiatrist,
widespread negative attitudes towards vaccines has become a phenomenon
caused by human psychology and amplified by social media.
Minnesota: Mom Sues County for Giving Her Minor Son a Sex Change Without Her Consent
The Minnesota mother whose son was maneuvered through a “sex change”
by county officials has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her
case. She is charging the government with usurping her parental rights
when its agents provided her son with transgender services and narcotic
drugs against her wishes.
The Thomas More Society petitioned the High Court Wednesday on behalf
of Anmarie Calgaro, arguing that Calgaro’s due process rights were
“trampled on” when St. Louis County and its referred health providers
“ended her parental control over her minor son without a court order of
“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” Thomas More Society special
counsel Erick Kaardal said. “Anmarie Calgaro’s child, while a minor, was
steered through a life-changing, permanent body altering process,
becoming a pawn in someone else’s sociopolitical agenda and being
influenced by those who have no legal or moral right to usurp the role
of a parent.”
state agencies and health providers in federal court in 2016 for
terminating her parental rights without due process after her minor son
was given elective medical services for a so-called “sex change” without
her consent or a legal order of emancipation.
Her suit said the state’s entities decided on their own that the then-17-year-old boy was emancipated.
The defendants handled Calgaro’s son as an emancipated minor even
though there had been no court action to that effect, the Thomas More
statement says. Neither the school district, the county, nor any of the
medical agencies named in the lawsuit gave Calgaro any notice or hearing
before ending her parental rights over her minor child.
A district judge dismissed Calgaro’s lawsuit
in May 2017, admitting that the boy was not legally emancipated by a
court order but ruling that Calgaro’s parental rights “remained intact.”
The Thomas More Society says the judge decreed
that the de facto emancipation of Calgaro’s minor son by the county,
school, and medical care providers did not constitute an infringement of
constitutionally protected parental rights.
The case was appealed in July 2017 and the district court ruling upheld by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in March of this year.
St. Louis County decided without any basis that Calgaro’s son was
emancipated and could receive government benefits, even though Calgaro
was a “fit parent” who objected to their actions, the legal non-profit’s
statement on the Supreme Court filing said.
“Unbelievably, Minnesota statutes authorize a county to deem a minor
‘emancipated’ to receive welfare payments to live on their own and allow
medical providers to void parental input if it determines the minor is
living apart from the parents and is managing personal financial
affairs,” said Kaardal.
US Lawmaker Wants to Know if the Pentagon Ever Exposed the American Public to Ticks Infected with Bioweapons
The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons.
In an amendment passed last week, the House calls for the Defense Department’s Inspector General to look at whether any such experiments were done between the years 1950 and 1975.
The amendment was introduced by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith who said he was inspired to write it by “a number of books and articles suggesting that significant research had been done at US government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Plum Island, New York, to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.”
“If true, what were the parameters of the program? Who ordered it?” Smith said during a debate for the amendment. “Was there any accidental release anywhere or at any time of any of the diseased ticks?”
The most common disease spread by ticks is Lyme disease, which can cause multiple symptoms including fever, muscle aches, joint pain, rash and facial paralysis. If left untreated, it could lead to arthritis, nervous system problems and heart problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Each year, nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the CDC, which also says that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2017, a total of 42,743 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CDC, 17% more than in 2016, according to the agency.
Texas Court Orders Father to Raise His Son as a Transsexual
Texas father has been legally prohibited from raising his son as a boy
because his ex-wife allegedly decided their son is a transgender girl
and is preparing him for “chemical castration at age 8” and a future sex
change surgery, which the father may be forced to help pay for.
Jeff Younger, who is locked in a court battle with his
ex-wife over whether their son should undergo transition to a girl, says
a court order bans him from discussing things like religion or the need
to be respectful to girls.
Jeff and his former spouse Anne Georgulas are trying to resolve a
parental dispute over their son, James. Anne insists that James
identifies as a girl, calls him Luna, and envisions hormone therapy and
eventually sex-change surgery in the future. Jeff rejects the idea and
says his son is perfectly comfortable being a boy in his presence. The
pair are fighting a legal battle, with a court temporarily ordering Jeff
not to impose a male identity on the child.
The order forbids Jeff from calling his son James in front of anyone who
knows him as a girl, and this significantly limits what they can do
together, he told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.
US Charities Are Helping People Cancel Excessive Medical Debt. 1 in 3 Americans Is in ‘Collection’ for Medical Debt Valued at $1-Trillion
Having debt in collections isn’t just bad for Americans’ budgets or bank accounts. It can also lower households’ credit scores,
which can have a deep, long-lasting effect on their finances and make
it harder and more expensive for them to access credit, like getting a
mortgage or borrowing for a small business. Credit report information
can even be used to determine eligibility for jobs, access to rental housing, and insurance premiums.
Without access to credit, it’s hard to take the first steps toward building wealth. Wealth is not just for the wealthy.
When a family can’t rely on savings for home or car repairs, to cover
their bills during an illness or job loss, or to help children pay for
their education or job training, it can affect them—and their
Having debt in collections can result from unpaid bills, including
medical bills, utility bills, parking tickets, or membership fees. When
debt is more than 180 days past due, it enters collections and can be
reported to credit bureaus. According to our new analysis, 71 million
American adults had debt in collections reported on their credit records
in 2017, putting their financial futures at risk.
How did we arrive at this estimate?
According to 2018 data from the US Census Bureau, 252 million adults (ages 18 and older) live in the US. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
finds about 28 million, or 11 percent, are “credit invisible,” meaning
they lack a score from a major credit bureau, so they don’t use
financial tools like credit cards or have a mortgage.
But most American adults—224 million, or 89 percent—have a credit
file. Using our random sample of credit file holders, we estimate that
31.6 percent of them, or 71 million US adults, have debt in collections
reported in their credit files.
Where do these people live?
Communities are only as strong as the people who live in them. The economic health of states, counties, and cities depends on residents’ financial health and stability. When many residents are dealing with financial challenges, the effects can ripple throughout a region.
Adults with debt in collections are concentrated
in the South. The states with the highest share of residents with debt
in collections are Louisiana (46 percent), Texas (44 percent), South
Carolina (43 percent), and West Virginia (42 percent). (To view data on
Americans with any debt in collections on our interactive map,
click “Medical debt” in the top menu and view the left side bar. For
county-level information, click “download data” at the bottom of the
The counties that have the most residents with debt in collections
are also predominantly in the South, including Allendale County, South
Carolina (68 percent); Frio and Zavala Counties, Texas (66 and 65
percent, respectively); and Tensas Parish, Louisiana (65 percent).
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Woman Filmed in Walmart Licking Ice Cream in Viral Video Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison – and Starts New Trend
A new trend where people tamper with food, licking it or half consuming it before putting it back in the container, is going viral.
Last week, a woman in the city of Lufkin, eastern Texas, was filmed
in a branch of Walmart opening an ice cream tub, licking it and then
placing it back in the freezer.
What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?! pic.twitter.com/T8AIdGpmuS
— Optimus Primal (@BlindDensetsu) June 29, 2019
Police said they had identified the woman via surveillance camera
footage and she now faces a second-degree felony charge of tampering
with a consumer product, with a punishment of up to 20 years in jail.
Another clip shows what appears to be a transgender individual taking
a swig of mouthwash before spitting it back in the bottle and walking
Honestly who is raising these monsters pic.twitter.com/DDpZBFqMNG
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) July 3, 2019
A third person who goes by the name ‘Shawn Mendes’ on Twitter had his
friend film him scooping out a chunk of ice cream with his hand before
putting it back in the freezer.
I love ice cream pic.twitter.com/CWA1aNBmJU
— LARZ (@GAYSHAWNMENDES) July 3, 2019
Mendes subsequently posted a video of an apparent visit he received from a police officer.
WHICH ONE OF Y’ALL- pic.twitter.com/11RBoVBwE1
— LARZ (@GAYSHAWNMENDES) July 3, 2019
Report: California Woman Wins Huge Settlement in CPS Incident Where Son Was Taken, Given 13 Vaccines
A California woman said her infant son was taken by Child Protective
Services, then given a full body medical test and thirteen vaccines
without a warrant or parental consent.
This was done based on the recommendation of a doctor who has been sued repeatedly.
Rachel Bruno reached a $500,000 settlement in December with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO) and two other settlements are near finalization.
“Before this, I assumed that if social services took your kids, you did something really bad,” she said.
Instead, she learned she could do nothing and find herself at the mercy of untrained and reckless bureaucrats.
said she is diagnosed with seizures and needs uninterrupted sleep, so
she hired a nanny, Shannon King, to watch her newborn, born in 2015, to
watch him from 10PM to 6AM.
son was seven weeks old on July 8, 2015, when she was awoken at around
4AM. When she got to her son’s room, she found King patting her son on
the chest as he was lying face up in his crib. She sent King away.
that point, Rachel unswaddled [her son] and placed him on her chest in
an attempt to get him to sleep. [Her son] intermittently slept and cried
on her chest between approximately 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m,” attorney
Shawn McMillan stated in his initial complaint.
several hours still unable to get her son to fall asleep, shetook her
youngest son to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital of Orange
County (CHOC), accompanied by her mother and her oldest, then twenty
months. Bruno’s mother took her oldest back to her mother’s house later that day. (RELATED: Arizona’s Department Of Child Protective Services Has A Pattern Of Sending SWAT Teams For ‘Medical Kidnapping)
son was found to have had a serious skull fracture and had emergency
surgery at approximately 1:30 p.m. which lasted approximately three