News Of The Day – January 27th

Mother Sues School Over Teachers Manipulating Daughter To Change Gender Identity

Jessica Konen filed suit last week against teachers Lori Caldiera, Kelly Baraki and the Spreckels Union School District for allegedly manipulating her seventh-grade daughter to change her gender identity under the guise of the district’s “Parental Secret Policy” where teachers could counsel students and assert a new gender identity without notifying parents. At the time, the daughter, known as “A.G.” in the suit, was 11 years old. According to the suit the teachers coached students on LGBT+ identities such as homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, gender non-conformity, etc., and how to express those identities. Read more about the lawsuit here. 

 

Atlanta Pastor And Wife Arrested For Holding Group Of Disabled People In Basement

Georgia pastor and his wife were arrested for allegedly imprisoning people against their will after eight disabled residents were found in the basement behind a deadbolted door. Pastor Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife Sophia Simm-Bankston, 56, of Griffin, were arrested for false imprisonment after authorities found eight people who were suffering from a mental or physical disability between the ages of 25 and 65 inside the basement of their home. Police also alleged that the couple controlled the patients’ ‘finances, medications, and public benefits’ and that they were often denied their medications and medical care. Read more about the arrest here.

 

Tennessee Pastor Claims Autism Is A Sign Of Demonic Oppression

Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, recently drew criticism after claiming that mental health disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and developmental disorders like autism are signs of demonic oppression. According to Church Leaders, Locke went on to say that people use medical terms instead of biblical terms, like spiritual oppression, because it makes them feel better. “Are you telling me my kid is possessed,” the pastor rhetorically told congregants. “No! I’m telling you your kid could be demonized and attacked, but your doctor calls it autism.” Read more about his controversial remarks here.

 

Billionaire Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs

The Shark Tank judge, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will be selling more than 100 generic drugs practically at cost through his new pharmaceutical wholesaler company, The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company (MCCPDC). Cuban’s company is seeking to combat the price gouging of prescription drugs by large pharmaceutical companies, pledging that MCCPDC will be “radically transparent” in its price negotiations with drug manufacturers. MCCPDC purchases drugs directly from manufacturers, bypassing middlemen to lower the price of more than 100 medications, the company said in a statement. Read more about his endeavor here.

 

 

 

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