What a week! This has been a week where very few things have made sense, and we felt it was important to update you.
Thank you for shining the Light of Christ in your community, and speaking Truth into the truly mixed up parts of our culture, for we know that God's grace has no bounds! Please continue to speak the truth in love. We have opportunities below for you to do so.
~The Minnesota Family Council Team
1. Guess what the University of Minnesota does with the aborted baby parts it buys?
If you've been following the University of Minnesota story at all, you know that UMN told legislators that it conducted NO research on baby parts from human babies.
BUT, within the past several weeks, because of the diligence of Alpha News and some MN legislators, we now know that UMN not only does research on baby parts, it has been doing so for years AND it has been purchasing baby parts from aborted babies for research--a violation of state law.
Read more about this story HERE.
Just this week:
The University of Minnesota Daily News published the story U Faces Questions on Source of Fetal Tissue. The story highlighted that UMN has been breaking state law, and President Kaler's only response so far has been in a letter to two UMN Regents who questioned the fetal research practice.
"In Minnesota, there are three legal methods to dispose of an aborted fetus, which includes cremation, individual or group burial, or another method approved by the state. State law also prohibits aborted baby parts from being donated for research."
And Kaler's response in a letter about UMN's research on aborted baby parts? He basically said: "yeah, we know we're doing it. We've been doing it for years, and we shouldn't stop now because lots of other universities do it too."
That type of response wouldn't have even worked on parents for missing curfew; it definitely shouldn't work for the President of our state's preeminent university receiving our taxpayer funding!
Representative Marion O'Neill (Maple Lake, 29B) alerted us that UMN's Vice President for Research, Dr. Brian Herman, told her exactly what UMN has ben doing with its illegally purchased aborted baby parts.
The University of Minnesota has been implanting aborted baby parts in MICE.
Yes, that's right. In MICE.
As if that weren't disturbing enough, UMN has robust policy and procedures governing the use of animals (including mice) for research. So basically UMN crosses all its T's and dots all its I's so that it can legally and properly use mice, but UMN "overlooks" state law in order to buy aborted baby parts to implant in those mice--with no repercussions!
The U even recognizes "that there are diverse viewpoints about the moral value of animals." Don't we wish they would recognize that for the moral value of human babies?
Something's very wrong here. If what UMN is doing makes sense to you, perhaps you could help UMN President Kaler explain it to the press, since he has yet to make a statement on the issue.
The University of Wisconsin has been caught using aborted baby parts in Mice also.
Have you taken a moment to ask President Kaler & the UMN Regents to immediately halt the illegal use of aborted baby parts yet?
President Kaler and the 12 Regents have received about 1000 letters each! Keep up the good work!
We have an easy, instant way for you to send Pres. Kaler and all 12 Regents an email through our system.
CLICK HERE to send your letter now, and ask your church to do the same!
These letters are making an impact, but not enough Minnesotans have heard about what UMN is doing with its aborted baby parts. Please help spread the word, and encourage as many others as possible to do the same!
2. The Obama Administration is suing an Illinois school over....bathrooms.
But, common sense prevails in Texas!
In other news, the Obama Administration is now suing an Illinois school district because the school is standing behind their students' privacy rights and refusing to permit a boy (who identifies as a girl) to undress in front of the young ladies in the girls' locker room.
Check out this very blunt article about what's going on in Illinois. This piece sums the craziness up well:
"So here, in a nutshell, is the government’s new policy with regard to sex and sexuality among youngsters:
- If you’re a boy who shows a picture of your penis to a girl in your class, you have likely violated both federal child pornography laws as well as local sexual harassment laws. If this happens consistently in your school, the school has violated Title IX.
- If you’re a boy who says he’s a girl, the girl must be placed in position to see your penis and testicles. If the school does not allow this, the school has violated Title IX.
- If you’re an adult who sexually touches a child with the consent of the child, you have committed a crime, since children are incapable of consent.
- If you’re an adult who gives a child hormone therapy or surgery to prevent normal development of the genitals, with the consent of the child, you are a hero.
If this all makes sense to you, you should be working for the federal Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education."
Read more from Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal.
Meanwhile in Houston:
Thankfully common sense prevailed in Houston on Election Day.
Remember the Houston 5? Last year, Houston Mayor Annise Parker sparked a national outcry by subpoenaing the sermons of five local pastors who expressed concern about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which allows men into intimate areas like bathrooms with unwilling women and girls.
Led by pastors who had the courage to speak truth into their community, the "HERO" ordinance was finally overwhelmingly rejected by Houstonians, 62%-38%.
Read more about the incredible journey & courage of these Houston pastors and many others in their ultimate victory to preserve common sense, First Amendment rights, and the safety and privacy of women and girls in Houston.