Thursday, July 5, 2012

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GLSEN kicked out of elementary school classrooms

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has issued a legal memo in support of an Illinois school district that recently elected to discontinue using pro-homosexual materials in its elementary schools.

Attorney Jeremy Tedesco says the Erie Community Unit School District voted 5-2 to stop using pro-homosexual curricula from the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) after several parents voiced concerns about the content of "Ready, Set, Respect!"

The "toolkit," according to CitizenLink, encourages teachers to invite students as young as kindergarten age to "draw pictures of favorite TV or storybook characters and dress them in clothes that are different … from what they would typically wear," such as "Cinderella in a knight's armor" or "Spiderman wearing a magic tiara." It also suggests that teachers incorporate examples of homosexual relationships into classroom activities, such as writing math problems to include "a variety of family structures and gender-expressions." Parents felt the material raised issues of religious freedom and parental rights.

Tedesco is proud of the district for taking a stand.

Jeremy Tedesco (ADF)"Public schools should not be coerced by outside groups into indoctrinating students into homosexual behavior by exposing them to inappropriate sexual materials," the attorney asserts. "Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not places where schools push propaganda on students."


Philippines becoming dangerous for foreign missionaries

MANILA, Philippines - Several human rights advocacy groups based in New Zealand condemned the latest killing of a Dutch community worker in Angeles City.
The Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa, Auckland Philippines Solidarity, and Wellington Kiwi Pinoy said they are outraged by the recent murder of Dutch Willem Geertman, a 67-year-old community worker.
"Now with two killings of European nationals under Aquino, the government’s failure to stop impunity is turning the Philippines into one of the most dangerous places for foreign missionaries," the groups said, referring also to the killing of 59-year old Italian missionary Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio in Mindanao more than a year ago.
PSNA secretary Murray Horton said the President Benigno Aquino III's administration has failed to protect and secure foreigners who serve the indigents in the Philippines.
"It's not fun when foreign nationals serving amongst poor and deprived sectors in the Philippines are also targeted by armed forces that operate in defense of the interests of government, mining, big business and landlords instead of the protection of the rights of the poor," Horton said.
APS spokesperson Cameron Walker said their group will lead a protest action this weekend in one of the landmarks in Auckland, New Zealand to call for justice and end to impunity in the Philippines.
Shot while kneeling down
Meanwhile, rights group Karapatan said Geertman was a staunch supporter of Hacienda Luisita farmers in Tarlac and the indigenous peoples who are against the APECO project in Aurora province.
"He is the 95th victim of extra-judicial killing under Aquino," Karapatan spokesperson Cristina Palabay said.


Christian Pediatrician Keeps Medical Costs Down

A Christian pediatrician shares what he does in his practice to keeps costs down for parents.

A report released on July 1 shows that spending on healthcare for children grew faster than spending for adults over the past four years. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Health Care Cost Institute tracked changes in spending, prices, and use of healthcare services by children (up to age 18) covered by private employer-sponsored health insurance. The report found that per capita spending on children's healthcare rose nearly 19 percent from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Tom Benton, a Gainesville, Florida pediatrician, noticed in the study that a lot of money is being spent on mental health. He tells OneNewsNow how his private practice tries to keep costs reasonable for parents.

"When a child comes for evaluation of depression or some other mental health condition, I do not have as my first reaction to put them on medication, but [instead] try to explore alternative treatments that might be helpful," he shares.


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