In our 15 years of fighting for family values in the Great Land, Alaska Family Council has consistently defended the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman – and we always will. For the past decade, however, we’ve increasingly had to defend the definition of even “man and woman.” 

That battle is really heating up nationally now that the Biden administration has made transgender activism a priority. An executive order issued on the day of the inauguration redefined the word “sex” to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” across the federal government. This will have sweeping consequences, and AFC has been sounding the alarm on this issue for years. 

Today, however, I want to make sure you understand that the latest strategy in the left’s war on biology is to silence anyone who disagrees. The current flashpoint for this is over one of Biden’s appointees to the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine. Dr. Levine is a man, formerly married to a woman and the biological father of two adult children. 

However, he now presents himself as, and believes himself to actually “be,” female. In a recent talk given to students at his alma mater Belmont Hill (an all-boys school in Massachusetts), Levine said that starting at age five, “I always felt female” but hid it. However, that lingering feeling felt like having a perpetual “splinter in my brain.” So, Dr. Richard Levine ‘transitioned’ to Rachel in 2011, divorcing his wife and the mother of his children two years later. 

We don’t know if Dr. Levine has taken female hormones or had a “sex change” operation, but that doesn’t matter, of course, because Dr. Levine will ALWAYS be a man. It is in his DNA and cannot be changed by chemical or surgical intervention. 

It matters that someone with as much influence over national health policy as an Assistant Secretary for Health is in a constant state of denial of biological, scientific fact. But the game has changed. It’s not enough for someone with apparently deep psychological issues (a self-professed “splinter” in his brain) to be promoted to this position of authority. You and I will soon be prohibited from even questioning it. 

In the past week, several prominent conservative voices have had their social media accounts suspended just for mentioning that Dr. Levine is actually a man. AFC’s national partner, Focus on the Family, had its Twitter account blocked simply for posting the following:

As you’ve likely noticed, efforts by “Big Tech” like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to silence conservative voices, and these “inconvenient truths” on issues of human sexuality, show no signs of slowing down.”

We must never give up speaking the truth, nor can we embrace these bizarre lies. 

At least in the short term, however, standing up for the truth is likely to cost us. We may get booted off social media, be ostracized at school, even fired from our job. But if we unite around the truth and refuse to be intimidated, this attempt to erase truth will not succeed. 

On Friday, AFC joined dozens of other state Family Policy Councils all across America in standing shoulder to shoulder with Focus on the Family. We’ve all reposted that same message that got Focus’s Twitter account blocked, and we’re telling the Big Tech we won’t be intimidated into silence and compliance. Social media is an odd and ephemeral battlefield on which to be fighting, but it is hugely important to our ability to communicate the truth. 

If AFC and our political arm, Alaska Family Action, gets banned from one communication platform, we will find others. We will not, we must not, compromise on the truth.

The views expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the Alaska Watchman.

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The left aims to silence all who challenge their ‘war on biology’

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    Nobody silences me,, if I see these freaks in the streets as i often do they usually end up running away because physically they are weenies and crumble under pressure. Thats why they want to silence you via internet. I don’t use social media platforms anyway.

    • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

      I agree that no one can silence us. But, I have known a lot of these people. Just as those who have sexual attraction problems, they have deep psychological problems and need treated with compassion and to be loved as they are children of God. I know this because I have struggled with same sex attraction all my life but, since turning my life over to Him, I now understand this, and am so grateful for His graces in dealing with it, and for people’s understanding, prayers and love. Love conquers all.

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Right on God has freed you of your fleshy bondage.

      • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

        All praise and glory be unto HIM!!!

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thank you Michael for sharing that. We are all sinners, and sin is sin. We all also encounter myriads of temptations and addictive tendencies in our world today and the challenges of resisting and/or over coming. Faith in Jesus Christ does indeed set us free but our journey through life on this earth will still be a challenge. Those that refuse to acknowledge truth or accept Gods grace and mercy are indeed prisoners in need of being set free. All we can do is stand firm in truth, albeit with love and compassion, and pray continually.

  • Carol Allums says:

    Joel, I shared this on Facebook with this commentary: It is so funny that this article should pop up today. Last night on my Facebook feed someone on a crochet website posted a guide to all the ‘LGBTQ flag’ colors for anyone who was making something gender themed. Of course, most people commented on why that was posted on a crochet feed. I read through her guidelines and was flabbergasted at the number of gender identity flags. I would suggest that more people pay attention in school especially in the area of the sciences. Every person has a balance of hormones and like everything else that is variable, the levels run a spectrum. You have people who are more androgynous than others due to their particular balance of sex hormones. The current ‘Kool-Aid’ has people believing that every little variance represents a whole new form of sexuality and for some it is ‘fluid’- meaning one day they feel like one gender and maybe the next day they don’t. There was even a flag for people who are ‘aromantic’ which- hellooo- just means you don’t have a sex drive worth mentioning. Take note that there is no consideration at all of a person’s psychological state when they claim they are in one of these “special” categories. They even believe that some are asexual. I cannot believe that there are people in this world who actually believe they are asexual. We have heard the battle cry, “Follow the science”, a lot lately. I would suggest that some people screaming this might want to go back and study science. There are two sexes in the human race: male and female. If you believe that there are more, then you need to go back to school and learn about biology. It is as simple as that. And by the way, according to these snake oil salesmen, I am cisgendered. This, they explain, means I identify with the gender I was assigned at birth. In other words, I am normal.

    Thank you for standing up for the truth and encouraging us all to do the same.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      ThankYou ThankYou
      For sharing that, your sooooo right
      Plus God bless that women and her two kids
      Her= women girl female
      He= man boy male
      You cannot changing who you are. it’s the weird world we live in, who wants to change you.
      please drink this cool aid

  • Barbara says:

    It is outrageous how the media has censored people who speak the TRUTH that they dont like. They even shut down Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch . They should be shut down by the FCC as they all (Even the ADN) have taken away our right to free speech; however they print absolute lies every day and some unfortunate people believe their nonsense.

    • Michael S Totten says:

      You have free speech just not on liberal internet platforms. When you’re out in town you are free to say anything you want. Although sometimes it leads to the occasional fist fight because these soybean eaters get triggered by every adverse criticism but ya you have free speech just not on social media which i never grew up with anyway. Let the liberals have the cloud they can all stroke each other and tell the other how wonderful they are. Don’t use social media platforms that’s the only place the left has any power.


    So I guess that by these people’s standards, no one can question that I identify as an “ammosexual” (everyone should make up things like this and insist they use it: maybe, eventually, they will stop forcing us to kowtow to their stupid rules) and prefer to be referred to as “bang bang”.

  • Michael C Coons says:

    SB 16 EQUAL PAY/ LIVING WAGE ACT; SEX DISCRIM. by Senator Tom Begich is part of this.

  • C says:

    Do the hormones give them cramps, make them bleed like a stuck pig?
    Do the hormones cause extreme breast tenderness? Will they ever have hot flashes. Do they get paid less? Do they get critized for not being feminine enough, and then get critized for being 2 feminine? Are they called sluts in highschool for wearing makeup and dikes for not. Is everything they do wrong? A man can never feel like a woman, because he is not a woman. He may not feel like a male but he can not feel like a woman, from the birth he is not treated like a woman so he can not even begin to feel like one. Dressing up or even surgery won’t change that.