Tag: HERO

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CA Girl Who Saved Toddler Given Posthumous Hero Award

A 10-year-old girl from Lakeside, California, who died while saving the lives of two toddlers from being hit by a runaway car last February, was named as a posthumous recipient of the Carnegie medal for heroism, an award that is given to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree to save or attempt to save the lives of others.

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Biz Group Claims Trans Bathroom Ban Bad for Texas

The Texas Association of Business has released a study that claims a transgender bathroom bills will be devastating for the local economy. They urge Texas lawmakers not to enact any “discriminatory” legislation. A Texas senator called the claim “wild speculation.”

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Texas AG to Target: Show Me Your Safety Policies

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the chairman of the Target Corporation asking him for “the full text of Target’s safety policies.” The AG wrote, “As chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I ask that you provide the full text of Target’s safety policies regarding the protection of women and children from those who would use the cover of Target’s restroom policy for nefarious purposes.”

Survey: Largest Texas County Turning Blue

HOUSTON, Texas — A survey from Rice University says that 52 percent of Harris County (Houston area) residents have now declared themselves as Democratic or to lean Democratic. Only thirty percent declare themselves to be Republican.

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Transgender Activists’ Wrath Falls on Texas Photographer

A small business photographer in Texas who made a poster against men being in women’s restrooms, has been threatened and her business has been attacked by transgender advocates. The poster has gone viral but Facebook has suspended her Facebook account. Her business “rating” on Facebook has “fallen” to 2.8 stars.

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Religious Liberty Under Assault, Texas Senate Holds Hearings

The First Amendment and religious liberty has been under assault in Texas, and the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held a hearing and took testimony to begin to look at potential solutions to propose during the 2017 legislative session.

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Homeless Hero and Officer Rescue Drowning Family

Rushing culvert waters swept a mom and her eight-year-old son through pipes before a homeless man and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer plucked the two from danger.

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‘Caitlyn’ Jenner Attended Houston Megachurches for ‘Photo Ops’

HOUSTON, Texas – While in Houston filming his reality TV show and making other stops, “Caitlyn” Jenner and members of his film crew attended two megachurches whose pastors had been very vocal against Houston’s proposed “bathroom ordinance.” Rev. Dave Welch of the US Pastor Council called the events at the Christmas services, “photo ops.”

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Bike Messenger Delivers…a Baby

An unidentified bike messenger is being lauded as a hero after he helped deliver a baby under a San Francisco bus shelter to a homeless woman who did not even know she was pregnant.

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Christian Daycare Workers Fighting Back After Being Fired for Refusing to Call Girl a Boy

Two Christian daycare workers fired for refusing to call a six-year-old girl a boy are fighting back. They have hired legal counsel and are going to sue. One of the workers was fired from a Houston area school the day the Houston “bathroom ordinance” was soundly defeated by voters. The other worker was fired the Thursday before.

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Beyoncé Takes Heat for Ignoring Activist Calls to Support Houston Transgender Law

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance — a proposal that would have allowed men to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and changing areas based on gender identification — was soundly defeated by Houston voters at the ballot box last week. According to one advocate for the now-defunct proposal, pop star Beyoncé bears at least some of the blame for its failure.

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Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy

Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy.

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L.A. Times: Voters ‘Believed’ They Were for Religious Liberty

The Los Angeles Times, reporting that Houston voters rejected a city ordinance Tuesday that would have expanded transgender access to public restrooms, said that the fight had been between between gay rights advocates and those “who believed they were defending religious liberty” (emphasis added).

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Washington Post Spins so Men Can Enter Houston Ladies’ Rooms

The left of center Washington Post has entered into a city election campaign involving LGBT rights and access by men dressed as women into women’s restrooms. The Post’s “A perverted campaign against LGBT rights in Houston,” assaults ads shown in Houston, Texas, opposing a city ordinance that has been dubbed “the bathroom ordinance.” The author writes, “What goes too far is this bigoted ad and its perversion of the facts. It is an outright lie to say ‘any man at any time could enter a woman’s bathroom at any time simply by claiming to be a woman that day.’ Such a statement reveals a willful ignorance of what it means to be transgender.” The ordinance has been submitted to the voters in Houston during the city’s November election. The article contains a link to a Post article entitled, “Bruce Jenner’s teachable moment on being transgender.”

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Enrique Iglesias Slices Fingers after Grabbing Drone at Concert

Enrique Iglesias sings his smash hit “I Like How it Feels” on his 2015 “Sex and Love” world tour; but the pop star probably didn’t like the way it felt when he grabbed a drone during a concert over the weekend and seriously injured his fingers.

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Pastors Descend on Texas Capitol to Support Bill Protecting Them from Performing Gay Marriages

Pastors from all over Texas are descending upon the Texas Capitol today to support a Texas House Bill that protects the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals when refusing to perform or to recognize a gay marriage. The Texas Pastor Council has issued a Call to Action for “Pastors At The Capitol” for Wednesday, April 22nd. They will be attending the House State Affairs Committee hearing on H.B. 3567 to “begin challenging the false narrative of the Texas Association of Business that Texas can’t be both business friendly and protect the religious freedom of the people.” The Texas Pastor Council is a part of the United States Pastor Council (USPC).