Maybe the NCAA Should Have Paid More Attention and Left North Carolina Alone The FBI has uncovered a major scandal in college basketball and the NCAA, college sports self-governing body, was taken by surprise! One must ask what the NCAA was doing. According to the NCAA website, “The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship” is one of their seven core values.
Should corporations and sports associations be able to threaten states financially if they don’t adhere to the social agenda of the corporation or sports association? These entities are increasingly jumping into the culture wars and using their financial clout to intimidate states into not passing laws they don’t like — especially laws that restrict the advancement of the homosexual/transgender issue.
There are more troubling stories from 2016 and even as I sat down to write this with the intention of only including two I quickly remembered a couple others. If I sat even longer I could easily think of others, but we’ll stop at four!
As we enter 2017, Americans must ask themselves these questions:
a.) Why is corporate America taking the wrong side in the culture war and how corporations can weld enough power to force states into submission in order to further their leftist views.
b.) When the congressional record is clear as to the original intent of a law, how can the Department of Justice and Department of Education completely reinterpret the law and threaten schools with withholding federal funds if they don’t adhere to this new interpretation? Since when was a “sex assigned at birth”?
The NBA has held North Carolina hostage for months, attempting to blackmail them into rescinding HB 2 – the law that says men must use the men’s facilities and women must use the women’s facilities. North Carolina’s legislature has boldly stood up to this economic blackmail and yesterday the NBA announced its decision.
Let’s face it, except in extremely rare cases everyone is born with either male or female genitalia. For a man to think he is a woman or vice versa was considered a mental disorder — until homosexual activists took over the American Psychological Association (APA) in the early 1970’s and even then gender identity disorder was listed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). In 2013 all that changed when DSM V removed ‘gender identity disorder’ and replaced it with ‘gender dysphoria’ saying “Replacing “disorder” with “dysphoria” in the diagnostic label is not only more appropriate and consistent with familiar clinical sexology terminology, it also removes the connotation that the patient is “disordered.” Okay . . . so the APA no longer views men who think they are women and vice versa as having a mental disorder – they were simply born that way and we have to celebrate them for “being true to themselves”!
“It came to light in recent weeks that Philadelphia has reached out to PayPal and other companies in North Carolina and Mississippi after those states passed common sense laws to protect, in the case of North Carolina, women and young girls in the women’s restroom and, in the case of Mississippi, to protect the religious freedom of business owners. It is quite evident that Mayor Jim Kenney and the ones leading the effort to get PayPal, in particular, to move operations to Philadelphia are ignoring the fact that PayPal operates in countries where engaging in homosexual acts is punishable by death,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Yesterday 61% of North Carolina voters said ‘yes’ on Amendment One which not only defined marriage as only between one man and one woman, but also banned civil unions. As you will see in our news release ,banning civil unions is also critical in protecting natural marriage. However, our Republican majority in Harrisburg still does not get it and are refusing to do the right thing and allow We the People to vote on a Marriage Protection Amendment!
May 8th brought yet another state into the fold of those whose voters have defined marriage as only between one man and one woman. With 100% of precincts counted, 61% of North Carolina voters said ‘yes’ on Amendment One. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for natural marriage, commends the voters of the Tar Heel state, but also asks the Republican majority in Harrisburg when they will give us the same opportunity the North Carolina Republican majority gave their voters.