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Father, we thank You for raising up courageous leaders in Oklahoma who are fighting for Your values. We pray that they would be successful in their fight to keep boys out of girls' bathrooms.

Oklahoma schools have refused to enforce the state’s rule that kids must use bathrooms matching their sex. Republicans are fighting back.

From The Federalist. The Oklahoma House passed a parental rights bill on Thursday mandating that public schools allow parents to inspect and object to teachings on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also requires students to use bathrooms that correspond with their sex.

The amendment specifying bathroom use was a last-minute addition by Republican Rep. John Talley of Stillwater and Republican Rep. Kevin West of Moore in response to the Stillwater School Board’s refusal to back down from letting students use whichever bathrooms they want.

Despite pressure from the state’s Secretary of Education Ryan Walters and Attorney General John O’Connor, the Stillwater School Board insists that letting students use whichever bathroom they please is protected under the Biden administration’s proposed version of Title IX….

‘Protect Our Daughters’

Riley Flack, whose 12-year-old daughter attends school in the Stillwater school district, first learned about the bathroom policy from a friend whose grandaughter goes to the same school as his daughter and was friends with a boy who now says he’s a girl….

Ed Gallegos, another parent in the Stillwater Public School District, said he believes the school board and administration “seem to have embraced woke agendas at the expense of the common good.”

“Our daughters have a right to privacy, and we, as parents and a school district, have an obligation to protect their health and safety,” he told The Federalist….

‘Oklahoma Not Wokelahoma’

Under Title IX, schools and other educational institutions that receive funding from the federal government are prohibited from discriminating based on sex. President Joe Biden signed an executive order in March of 2021 that specified his intent to rewrite the federal rule and expand its definitions to include so-called gender identity. It’s an overhaul that is strongly opposed by nearly 30 parents’ rights organizations and one that Walters says is wrongly interpreted by the school board….

In a letter to the school board in early April, Walters said the school board holds an “incorrect interpretation” of Title IX and that the district has “no right to allow men to use the girls’ restrooms in our schools….”

Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, a Democrat candidate for governor, recently confirmed that she believes the Stillwater School Board has “legal precedent,” which she said “has addressed the need for equal access, including facilities,” even after she admitted that “no legal precedent on this topic currently exists in Oklahoma.”

Walters, who is a candidate for state superintendent, said Hofmeister is just stonewalling further state-level action on the issue by “muddying the waters….”

How are you fighting with parents and republicans to keep men out of women’s bathrooms? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments!

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)

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Cristina Conlon
May 4, 2022

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! Mathew 18:6-7.
Father God, please open up the eyes of the wicked men and women that are occupying possitions in goverment specifically School Boards and offend you and hurt our children with their laws and actions. Thank you Lord for fighting our enemy for us and so many answers to prayer. We adore You Lord Jesus and give you all the glory. Amen!

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Allena Jordan
May 4, 2022

Romans 1: 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [o]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and they exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible mankind, of birds, four-footed animals, and crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them up to vile impurity in the lusts of their hearts, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

1. Stop federal funding of schools so that the school is state/locally administered.
2. Take your children out of school. Home school them. There are so many resources online now to help you.
3. Lord, I ask You to shut the mouths of those who have no common sense, but instead have given themselves over to depraved thinking. I also ask that the Lord would rebuke the evil spirits that are demonizing our children. Send them to flight. Silence their mouths. Deliver our children from this evil. Amen.

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Clee Williams
May 4, 2022

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    Mrs D
    May 4, 2022

    Hi Clee,
    Not sure to whom nor what you are referencing in regards to “charging a fee to be included and informed about prayer issues.” If you are referring to IFA policies, there may be some misunderstanding. This particular site is available at no charge to anyone interested in accessing it. My understanding is that it is entirely supported by donations from those who find its information valuable.

    IFA is a remarkable gift to the people of the United States of America as well as to international readers. The staff, which is much smaller than might be imagined, is highly educated, geo-politcally attuned: men and women with integrity and a Biblically-based worldview. They offer abundant and diverse resources at NO-CHARGE to those who request them. They are committed to excellence and following the leading of Holy Spirit exclusively.

    Please contact them directly with your concerns. I know you will be abundantly blessed by any personal encounter you may have with any of this courageous, hard-working, tireless, devoted and generous staff.

    Grace and peace to you, Clee.

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