On Monday, June 13 the California Assembly amended the Equity in Higher Education Act, redefining how it narrows the religious exemption.
Authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Long Beach and a member of the LGBT caucus, the act would deny CalGrants to students who attend colleges that discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Entire religious institutions are no longer exempted, but only programs and activities that are specifically related to a religion whose tenets demand discrimination.
Under current law, a private institution can abide by its religious values when assigning students to housing, hiring faculty, or enforcing a dress code. If this bill is signed into law, institutions that want to receive CalGrants will only be able to use this religious exception in certain programs or activities. These programs are mainly limited to training to be a minister and religion classes.
Lara says that this bill, also know as SD1146, is designed to prevent religious colleges from discriminating against LGBT students. “No university should have a license to discriminate,” Lara said, “Universities are supposed to be a place where students feel safe.” Under this bill, only universities which do not discriminate can receive state grants. He said the bill is not intended to interfere with religious values because it still allows institutions to have mandatory religious activities.
According to Fresno Pacific University President Richard Kriegbaum, this bill affects more than LGBT student discrimination. He points out the effect this will have on the curriculum and hiring faculty. “We prepare [students] to think, if you will, from biblical and Christian perspectives about ethics in business,” he said, showing that religious values affect all aspects of the curriculum, not just theology classes. The university wants to hire faculty who embrace these values, but the bill would not let them discriminate on the basis of religion when hiring business teachers.
While Kriegbaum says Fresno Pacific does not discriminate and “has a wide variety of students.” the university does require students to follow certain behavioral expectations. The student handbook states, “Certain sexual behaviors are prohibited. These include but are not limited to: fornication, adultery, and same-sex romantic relations.” Students who do not meet these expectations are disciplined. Rather than facing expulsion, LGBT students are just held to the same code of conduct as other students.
Thomas Aquinas College also objects to the bill. Quincy Masteller, general counsel for Thomas Aquinas, says that there is no discrimination during admission. “Thomas Aquinas College does not discriminate against anybody. The same rules of conduct apply to everyone.” These “rules of conduct,” however, include single-sex dorms and male and female dress codes. If a transgender student asked to live in the dorm that matched his or her gender identity, the application of the same rules might look like discrimination to Senator Lara.
Giving up CalGrants still appears to be an option for schools that want to uphold traditional ethical behavior. Hillsdale College in Michigan does not accept any government funding. This would be a blow, however, to colleges such as Fresno Pacific, where a large percentage of students receive state funds.
SB1146 passed the State Senate and is now being amended in the Assembly. If it passes the Assembly, the Senate will vote on the amended version of the bill.
We need to expel all of the immature, immoral, hippie-liberal leftists from America! Their anti-America, anti-Christian, pro-immorality, anarchic, pro-multicultural HATE beliefs, have gone way too far! They have now nearly totally disintegrated our culture! The ISIS-radicalized, violent Orlando gunman, is a product of the rebellious, anti-America, pro-multicultural, immoral, anti-Christian hippie HATE movement! “Let’s all grow up to be an immoral, hateful rebel, rock star, or anti-American, multiculturalized, ISIS-radicalized murderer!” In the good “Old America,” that I grew up in– there were no radicalized, anti-American, anti-Christian Muslim gunmen, and no gay bars, either! I will continue…
The CRAZY hippie liberal leftists, have all been creating a CRAZY AMERICA, demanding that all abide by their CRAZINESS!! To be “LGBT” really means, you have a mental illness, an abnormality! Such people do need love and acceptance– but realism about their problems, too! America will continue to disintegrate into immorality and CRAZINESS– unless our leaders stand up strongly, and re-direct our Nation back to its solid foundations! The churches are not mature– many of their leaders, including many of our own Church leaders– are “radicalized” immature, immoral hippie leftist liberals too, and should all be tossed out of leadership roles!
Look inward, my dear, look inward.
Are you against the grading system, too? Are you advocating for the rights of those marginalized because of their drive to party in lieu of studying, the selfsame who are branded with failing marks and, all too often, the derision of the studiers who parade their high marks and academic achievements?
Trying to make abnormal sexual acts ‘mainstream’, does not help these poor people with their human weaknesses. They KNOW instinctively, they have rebelled against God’s natural law. These poor souls are miserable when shut off from the grace of God. I do not think the world’s attempts to normalize the sin helps the sinners. It’s not true charity either. In the end, all souls are miserable away from God’s graces. The devil is miserable. Why else does he roam looking to trap us in our sin? (When we lie to ourselves, he wins.) There must be some small solace for him in our utter misery as he is cut off for all ETERNITY from the Grace of God. What a horror that would be! As long as we have breath, we have redemption thru God’s…
Continued………we have redemption thru God’s mercy and our repentance. Pray for graces for true repentance, especially from unholy acts & support for anything against God’s natural law. Look to God & ETERNITY dear people, to ETERNITY. And pity the lost souls that are scandalizing our impressionable youth. Pray to good St. Michael for deliverance from the destroyer.
Where else is this kind of problem highlighted, except in Catholic blogs, and then, only in a few? Bishops are the problem, them and a theologically randy Vatican. Folks, there is no answer any more because change is not coming, at least not for the institutional Church. For whatever reason, there may be pockets of orthodoxy here and there, but the Pope accuses the Catholic Faithful of awful things, and he tolerates bishops which should not even be in the Church, much less leading the flock. Perhaps it is time to go back to small Catholic groups, to pray in simple country churches. Leave the buildings to the heretics.
The term, “radicalized,” is a handy term, to describe anyone who is brainwashed by evil organizations. Now, I have decided to adopt this term, to describe young people (and older people, too, who should know better!) who are brainwashed by the hippie leftist liberals, and have joined their evil movement, to destroy our Church and our Nation. The “radicalized” leftist liberals, all need a strong force, to “de-radicalize” them all, and return normalcy to the world– including, our Vatican! Christ said, to love our neighbors, and to be Good Samaritans to them all, no matter who they may be. And the world should be run by NORMALCY– not CRAZINESS!!
Thank you, Linda Maria! The Rosary IS the very powerful “de-radacalizer” weapon that we can employ to defeat this diabolical disorientation that is trying to envelope the world.
“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” – Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima
Spanish government opens investigation of cardinal after he complains of “gay empire” in sermon
If prosecuted and convicted, Cañizares could receive up to four years in prison for “inciting hatred” against homosexuals under Spanish law.
“The family is being stalked today, in our culture, by endlessly grave difficulties, while it suffers serious attacks, which are hidden from no one,” Cañizares told the faithful last month.
“We have legislation contrary to the family, the acts of political and social forces, to which are added movements and acts by the gay empire, by ideologies such as radical feminism, or the most insidious…
“We have legislation contrary to the family, the acts of political and social forces, to which are added movements and acts by the gay empire, by ideologies such as radical feminism, or the most insidious of all, gender ideology,” said Cañizares.
In another sermon the cardinal called gender ideology “the most insidious and destructive towards humanity in all of history,” and warned that “world powers are seeking to impose it more or less stealthily with evil laws, which one should not obey.”
As LifeSiteNews.com reported on June 1, the cardinal’s words about an aggressive “gay empire” seemed literally to be fulfilled as numerous homosexual and socialist organizations began to file criminal complaints against him. They were joined by…
Beware the Useful Idiots – submitted by Garret Geer
Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books. Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today.
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Education: University of Chicago
Spouse: Irene Alinsky
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals
Anyone out there think that this stuff isn’t happening today in the U.S.?
All eight, Saul Alinsky rules, are currently in play.
How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
This is all true people. Thank you Catherine for the post. ALL EIGHT ARE IN PLAY! How awful. I read it and weep for America. May GOD help us if Clinton 2 is allowed to continue this legacy.
Another Alinsky rule should be “Law Enforcement”. Make sure the party’s ‘politically corrupted’ person is in key positions. Att Gen, DOJ, FBI, Supreme Court, Sheriff, key ‘big city’ police chiefs, etc. Of course the proper people in the White House can then direct these positions of power on how ‘justice’ will or will not be enforced, the talking points used, the straw dogs, etc.
Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?
Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”
The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”
The 750 character limit doesn’t exist to have you post multiple 750 character posts here within the same day.
Dave N., Catherine has some very good posts, very informative! Why not see the good — and praise good posters??
Catherine often floods the comments section. The “rule” (which never seems to be enforced) is one comment per story per day.
There should be no “rules,” Dave N., when someone has something good to say– let’s listen to them! We want to read all that you might have to say, too! And sometimes, you cannot just put it all into one tiny little post! Plenty of posters have nothing good to say at all, and they are allowed to post, too! Catherine is excellent! Now, how about YOU giving us something really good, to read and enjoy?? Or even cite a wonderful news story on the Internet, and we will all go and look it up, and read the story! How about it??
“How can you read all 8 Alinsky rules THAT ARE IN PLAY and NOT be alarmed about what is happening in the USA? Instead, we quibble about the ‘rules of posting’ VS the ‘rules for RADICALS’”
From the Pew, Thank you, for your wisdom, and steady example of faithful strong leadership. Many will try to cleverly distract or suppress the full truth. Saul Alinsky followers cannot suppress the grace of God.
Linda Maria, Thank you, and God bless you too! How kind of you to reach out in charity to Dave N. I am now looking forward to Dave N’s. flooding CCD comment boxes with the fullness of truth.
People, I’m begging you to put aside the ‘multiple post comments’ and READ Catherine’s posts. How can you read all 8 Alinsky rules THAT ARE IN PLAY and NOT be alarmed about what is happening in the USA? Instead, we quibble about the ‘rules of posting’ VS the ‘rules for RADICALS’. Just saying……
Guess they never heard of the Constitution or Freedom of Religion. People are free to believe whatever their church teaches or they believe.
The Constitution doesn’t guarantee you government aid.
“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI
I appreciate all of your wonderful posts, Catherine! Thanks!
Conservative professor worries academic freedom will be hurt if he settles free-speech lawsuit
Marquette suspended McAdams, revoked his tenure and said he would be fired if he did not apologize for blogging about a dispute over gay marriage between a fellow instructor and her undergraduate student…
Since the core of his lawsuit is the freedom to express one’s thoughts and ideas without retaliation, McAdams… fears that in the future, as a side effect of Marquette’s action against him, students that disagree with his viewpoints, particularly liberal ones, may be less likely to speak out during discussion.
“University administrations are happy to spend a lot of the university’s money to make…
I think Catholic professors at Catholic colleges, persecuted for upholding Catholic religious beliefs, such as McAdams– should all gang up on the Vatican, with a big lawsuit!
Grading papers in any field of study requires discrimination so I suppose Senator Lara is opposed to the very nature of education. So there will be no grants given.
After all, grading gives way to those who do not receive what society constructs as an acceptable grade will feel shunted to the corner, marginalized, set apart. And of course education is there for the sole purpose of inclusion and therefore even those schools that teach in English as opposed to Klingon will not be funded because of their gross elitist policies.
You can’t make this crack up.
While visiting our daughter at the hospital, we heard crying from the room next door. A mother was heartbroken because there were several failed attempts at finding a vein to draw blood from her sick little baby. Nurses told the mother, that if the next attempt was also unsuccessful, her baby would then have an extremely painful cutting procedure in order to draw blood. The mother left the room and stood by our door crying. We asked this mother if she was a Catholic? She said, “Yes”. We handed her a rosary and asked her to please start praying. The next attempt at drawing blood from the vein was successful. Our Blessed Mother always listens!
There is none so blind as he who will not see: accept state money; live by state rules. If Thomas Aquinas College and Fresno Pacific want to continue to suckle at the public teat (and it seems they desperately do), they place themselves and their existence at the mercy of the whims of the State Legislature. And as the article points out, this need NOT be the case.
One cannot serve both God and mammon. What don’t these colleges understand?
The move to Ban Legal Representation for those following or promoting Catholic Teachings (ncluding Priests…) is underway, and the “professional conduct” rules of the Bar are the weapon of choice to disenfranchise – anybody who fails to pander to the entire GILBERT Agenda.
The State Bar Board of Trustees will meet on June 23rd in Los Angeles to consider a request to circulate 68 proposed new and amended Rules of Professional Conduct developed by the Rules Revision Commission, for a 90-day public comment period.
It is anticipated that the public comment period will run from late June to late September. The public comment proposal and associated materials will be posted at the State Bar’s public comment…
State Bar’s public comment webpage during the week of June 27th.
The public comment notice will provide a link to a public comment form where public comments can be uploaded. We request that you utilize this form to submit your rule comments as this will facilitate timely processing of your comments.
A public hearing to receive oral comment on the proposed rules is also scheduled for July 26, 2016, with locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
We will continue to communicate instructions for providing public comment and details about the public hearing via this email group.
Lauren McCurdy | Sr. Administrative Specialist
Office of Professional Competence
The State Bar of California | 180 Howard St. | San Francisco,…
We seem to be repeating the same error as was made by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to destroy religion by state law and practices. The State of CA is already a dictatorship with no restraints. But sooner or later, God will intervene.
The Strange, Strange Story of the Gay Fascists
It’s time to admit something. Fascism isn’t something that happens out there, a nasty habit acquired by the straight boys. It is – in part, at least – a gay thing…
And this Gaystapo has an icon to revere… the lost gay fascist leader Ernst Rohm. Along with Adolf Hitler, Rohm was the founding father of Nazism…
It was Rohm who first spotted the potential of a soap-box ranter called Adolf Hitler…“Rohm’s boy.” Gay historian Frank Rector notes, “Hitler was, to a substantial extent, Rohm’s protégé.”
Rohm.. flaunted his homosexuality in public and insisted his cronies do…
The Strange, Strange Story of the Gay Fascists
Rohm.. believed straight people weren’t as adept at bullying and aggression as homosexuals, so homosexuality was given a high premium in the SA.” They promoted an aggressive, hypermasculine form of homosexuality, condemning “hysterical women of both sexes”, in reference to feminine gay men.
This belief in the superiority of homosexuality had a strong German tradition… preached that gay men were the foundation of all nation-states and represented an elite, warrior caste that should rule. They venerated the ancient warrior cults of Sparta, Thebes and Athens…
In its early years, the SA – Hitler and Rohm’s underground army – was seen as predominantly gay. Rohm assigned prominent…
California’s state religion
In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion… not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but rather something that increasingly resembles something more akin to the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia, than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression…
SB 1146, which seeks to limit the historically broad exemptions the state and federal governments have provided religious schools to, well, be religious.
Under the rubric of official “tolerance,” the…
Alinsky Rule 12 is the Operative Tactical method of the GILBERT Gang and shows just how ‘tolerance’ pogroms operate and their motivation. It is the one that has proven most effective against some who dare to speak the Truth, made more powerful by the fear of being similarly targeted by their former allies…
People with dependents are also Scared – that others they care for will also be targeted and suffer the consequences for the conscience of one. Taking Hostages has proven more vile and frightening than trying to use lame anti-scientific ‘arguments’ in the face of Facts too ugly to mention – by Alinskyites, like Hillary of Rodham
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
Cut off the support…
Alinsky / Hillary RULE 12:
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.
Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
(This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)