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Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s employees are using public resources to promote all things LGBTQ. The municipality’s departmental Facebook pages are now being politically mobilized to stir up support for radical LGBTQ ideologies. Last week, a municipal employee got the green light to use the Health Department’s Facebook page to solicit responses to the question: “What does Pride mean to you?” Residents are asked to text their answers to (907) 830-7368, and if you send your address,...

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Palmer Police Chief Dwayne Shelton has returned to work following a full review by City Manager John Moosey. Shelton was placed on administrative leave last month after personal Facebook comments from 2018 were widely circulated in which he called the Black Lives Matter organization a “hate group.” Moosey’s decision to retain Shelton was posted June 22 on the city’s Facebook page. “It is a decision that I made after a full and careful review,” Moosey...

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Last Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the language in the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation. The Bostock v. Clayton County decision has caused considerable uproar among social conservatives because the majority opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee. Justice Gorsuch was expected to side with conservative views of constitutional and statutory interpretation, a position hoped for by...

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski quickly jumped at the chance to show her support for the LGBTQ political agenda by praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to redefine sex to include gender identity and expression and sexual orientation when it comes to enforcing violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Conservative and religious groups worry that the court’s June 15 opinion will serve as a tool to roll back religious liberties, free speech and the ability of...

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on June 15 that redefines “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” when determining sex discrimination in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The 6-3 decision redefines the federal law, which was written at a time when everyone accepted that there were only two sexes. Many conservatives believe the Supreme Court’s decision is a classic case of judicial activism which could have dire consequences for faith-based businesses and...

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Alaska’s practice of letting boys compete as girls in high school sports could jeopardize its federal education funding. The U.S. Department of Education said the practice of Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and several Connecticut public schools, which allow males who identify as females to compete in girl’s athletics, disadvantages females and denies them equal opportunities. The Education Department issued a letter of impending enforcement noting that the Connecticut athletic conference as well as several area...

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The home of Big Bird, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and other family favorites is turning its attention to promoting LGBTQ life in the Deep South. “Prideland” is the Public Broadcasting Networks latest offering. The six-episode documentary attacks the traditional Christian faith of a Mississippi minister while championing a baker who asserts his “LGBTQ rights” in heart of the Bible belt. It also features a gay pastor and promotes same-sex adoptions. The documentary, which is part of...

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Anchorage Assembly Member Christopher Constant is waiting until the election results are in the bag before introducing a ban on counseling for people who wish to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. Constant, who is openly gay and running unopposed for his current seat on the Assembly, is being strategic about revealing his scheme out of concern it may hurt the reelection of fellow LGBT activists on the Assembly, according to a report last month by NewNowNext,...

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A federal judge in Alaska ruled last Friday that the state pay for the gender reassignment surgery of a public employee – Jennifer Fletcher – a man who identifies as a woman. Fletcher is a state legislative librarian in Juneau. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel is based on an interpretation of the federal 1964 Civil Rights law that bans sex discrimination. While Russel’s ruling may be appealed, LifeSiteNews reports that the...

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District wants to add “gender expression” to its list of classifications that are protected from “harassment.” On March 3, the school board will be presented with initial information on whether it should prohibit harassment in the form of “any verbal, nonverbal, written, or physical conduct, or electronic communication” related to “gender expression,” which refers to a person’s “behavior, mannerisms, interests, and appearance that are associated with gender in a...