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Down the Rabbit Hole

 


A friend of mine and his wife just got back from taking their youngest granddaughter on her first visit to Disneyland. They had a great time, and their young granddaughter was regularly mesmerized by the characters, costumes, pomp and circumstances. Everything they encountered was carefully staged to create an impression among the children of an engaging and inviting alternative "reality."

While enchanting, the entire experience is staged. Adults know (or at least should know) that it's not reality they are experiencing, but an orchestrated environment designed to present something decidedly not real. To fully enjoy the experience requires the willing suspension of disbelief.

It's one thing to suspend disbelief when visiting a theme park like Disneyland, but it's an entirely different thing to be asked to suspend disbelief when it comes to our laws and public policy. And, increasingly, that's what is expected of Americans when it comes to the agenda of LGBT activists.

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In America today. we're expected to go down a rabbit hole such as that envisioned in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that leads us to an alternate reality, where up is down, you have to run twice as fast just to stay in place, any road takes you to where you are going, and you can believe in six impossible things before breakfast.

This rabbit hole distortion of reality is regularly promoted by the mainstream media with their coverage of all sorts of things, but particularly in their coverage of the Trump administration. For example, the media and LGBT activists have recently criticized Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her decision to faithfully implement the law as it exists when it comes to access to intimate areas in schools (showers, restrooms, locker rooms, etc.), rather than enter the rabbit hole to make up laws that don't exist so as to support an agenda that has not been adopted by the American people.

Federal law establishes that intimate facilities in schools where children can be expected to be in a state of undress be segregated based on sex. Our understanding of "sex" is well-established and universal - it's the biological fact of being male or being female, a pretty simple concept. But in the rabbit hole world of LGBT activists and the media, sex does not refer to biology but to something they call "gender identity."

No individual politician, bureaucrat or judge has the authority to redefine sex under federal law to mean gender identity, yet that is what the Obama administration did. They dragged our laws into the rabbit hole, and imposed their vision of reality on every young child in public school, sacrificing their privacy and safety to the wishes of radicals in the LGBT movement.

Betsy Devos has followed President Trump's lead to put a stop to this social engineering in the public schools. She has properly stated, as the law commands, that sex means the biological reality of being male or female, and that there is no right to use intimate school facilities based on "gender identity." For this she and President Trump are being pilloried.

NOM is standing up for Education Secretary Devos and we ask you to sign our petition thanking her for her common sense leadership. Please sign our petition today so that she knows that countless Americans are with her in defending our laws that protect the privacy and safety of young children in school.

This attack being waged on Secretary Devos is just an example of the situation we at NOM consistently face in dealing with the gravitational pull of the rabbit hole. Not a week goes by where we don't have some brewing challenge or an unexpected opportunity to advance our agenda of truth and common sense. This is why a key organizational focus for NOM in 2018 is increasing the base of Sustaining Members who support our work.

If you have not yet become a Sustaining Member of NOM, I am asking you to do so today. Sustaining Members form the financial backbone of our organization by pledging to make a monthly contribution of any amount of their choosing. Will you step up to become a Sustaining Member in 2018?

The success of our 2018 agenda will depend to a significant extent on how successful we are in broadening our base of support among Sustaining Members. Whether it be in advocating positions before the US Supreme Court, being ready to help ensure the appointment and confirmation of a pro-marriage justice to join the Supreme Court when the next vacancy arises, advocating for legislation in Congress and in state legislatures, promoting our positions among the public, developing grassroots programs for supporters to help advance the cause and change the culture, or any of the myriad other things that we are involved in to restore marriage and protect the rights of marriage supporters, we need to have a strong and loyal group of supporters to sustain our operations.

Whether you can step up and become a Sustaining Member of NOM, or prefer to make a one-time donation to support our work, please act today.

Please also pray for our staff and for the success of our 2018 Strategic Plan. We're up against some powerful adversaries, but we know that we are on the side of truth. As long as we have God's blessings, along with your friendship and support, we will continue to speak truth to power, and we'll fight with everything we have to pull our country out of the grips of the rabbit hole of deception and falsity that too often lure Americans.

Thank you for all you are doing.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

PS — If you have not yet had a chance to sign our petition thanking Education Secretary Betsy Devos for protecting the privacy of our nation's school children, please do so today. Thank you!

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