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Fake Safety Concerns that Cause Real Victims

We live in dangerous times. Some catastrophes are, as we know, acts of God. 

But then there’s the tragedy of man-made risks, and today, leftists are often America’s prime perpetrators. These misguided people enable real dangers while they scream for alleged “safety.” 

In fact, the clueless and easily manipulated erect barriers to authentic safety by denying and distorting the truth. In their paranoia, these folks are aided and abetted by the treasonous mainstream media. 

Countless examples come to mind. 

Russia is accused of unsafely influencing U.S. elections, and even GOP congressional representatives scurry to respond to a concocted crisis. Meanwhile, voters hear nothing about dirty tricks by local Democratic Party machines or the illegitimate ballot access granted to illegal immigrants. 

Fake women (men) face great peril, we are told, if they enter men’s restrooms looking like that. So instead of suggesting they not dress and act as women, politicians in North Carolina and elsewhere succumb to pressure and endanger actual women and girls by allowing biological men into private female spaces. 

It’s unsafe to criticize homosexuality or gender confusion in today’s public schools. This is the equivalent of “bullying” and many schools will actually promote the pro-homosexual April 21 “Day of Silence” which inaccurately portrays “LGBTQ” identifiers as victims, when this is now one of the biggest anti-freedom movements in the U.S. 

So to support students who choose to embrace these unneeded, unsafe behaviors, impressionable students are indoctrinated into believing warnings are ”hate,” these choices are inborn, and counseling to teens who want to change these feelings is “dangerous.” So says the extreme Human Rights Campaign.

How much safer would Americans be without homosexual activism? It would be wonderful to find out. 

Counseling for unwanted same sex attraction is so “unsafe” it has been declared illegal in New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, California, New York, Vermont, the District of Columbia and in numerous cities. In my state of Ohio, Columbus just became the latest city to stop teens who were molested from getting help to overcome sexual confusion created by that assault, because that would be “unsafe.” 

So teens should be prevented from considering heterosexuality, but never stopped from gender identity change. Such counseling would also be “unsafe.” 

You can’t make this stuff up. 

Planned Parenthood needs to be kept “safe” from undercover videos, but meanwhile, baby parts are available at PP as tiny humans are carefully dismembered. This is what they mean by a “safe” abortion, apparently: safely continuing to funnel megabucks into the organization’s coffers; executives safe from criminal prosecution, protected by corrupt politicians (let’s hear a shout-out to California); and mothers safely reassured they have done the right thing. 

And in a recent fundraising letter, Planned Parenthood said it was “in the fight of our lives.” The irony of such wording is apparently lost on these people. Worried about loss of federal funding, the group touted its defense of women’s “health care.” But death is not health care and deserves no taxpayer support. 

Illegal immigrants are “safe” in “sanctuary cities,” but residents may not be. And the rule of law is threatened as cities ignore long-standing federal immigration statutes. What else are cities allowed to ignore in federal law? 

Can some cities ignore Roe v. Wade, for instance? Now there’s an idea that would be far safer for babies. Or how about Obergefell? A city without pretend marriage would be a breath of fresh air. 

Muslims in America must be kept safe from Islamophobia, but these folks are seldom publicly exhorted to defend the American constitutional freedoms they now enjoy and to openly reject advocacy of sharia law. 

Under sharia law, women, Christians and Jews are extremely unsafe, yet Democrats in Montana can’t bring themselves to vote against it. 

Same sex couples must be kept safe from the bigoted opinions of bakers, florists and photographers who make them feel bad if allowed to decline service to their faux “marriage” ceremonies. But Christian businesses are not to be kept safe from spiteful, vicious homosexuals. That would be called “inequality.” 

Religious freedom bills are unsafe and a sneaky way to “stigmatize,” so must be vetoed. So thinks Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. Once again, Americans are forced to honor the idea that a man having anal sex with another man constitutes marriage, and that any objection is the unsafe viewpoint of a religion whose expression should be restricted, regardless of U.S. constitutional provisions.

On college campuses like Middlebury and Berkeley, certain words and ideas are so “unsafe” that hard leftists are inflamed into violence. But punishing such violence may be considered an unsafe and “racist” reaction. 

And Berkeley was the college where the Free Speech Movement was founded. Whoops. 

A Christian college student’s defense of the resurrection of Christ to a Muslim professor at Rollins College earned him a suspension but he has now been reinstated. The professor called the school’s Dean of Safety after the student challenged her denial of Christ’s resurrection, because he posed a “threat of disruption.” The student wrote the professor a long email calling her “incompetent,” but there is no evidence the student actually threatened the professor. Rollins is taking no disciplinary action against the professor. 

Vimeo allows almost anything on its site. But my friend Dr. Michael Brown tells us Vimeo welcomes “jihadists and porn but shuts down ex-gay Christian testimony.” Yes, that is what is truly feared: a discussion of sin and healing by the Lord Jesus Chris.

The left’s rage entitlement is fully ignited because another extreme liberal did not win the White House. In contrast to the heartbroken but calm acceptance by conservatives of Obama’s 2008 win, the streets are churning with undeserved Trump-inspired fury.

Any notion that Obama and his presumed successor, corrupt Hillary, were agents of “peace” looks more and more preposterous. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 comes to mind: “While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly…” 

Let’s keep standing up for real security and against real danger, no matter what the spin.