California Catholic School Removes Statues Of Jesus, Mary To Be More ‘Inclusive’

Non-Catholics have always attended Catholic schools.  Removal of religious statues for inclusion, that is insane.  Liberation theology.

This school seems to no longer fit the category of a Catholic school. It is a private secular school and as such should fall under the same rules and tax bracket as other secular private schools.

Religious artifacts removed from display at the San Domenico School. Image source marinij.com

An independent K-12 Catholic school in the San Francisco Bay Area has removed religious statues from its campus in order to appeal to those of other faiths.

Parents and alumni are concerned about San Domenico School’s decision to remove a number of statutes and religious icons, especially those of Jesus and Mary, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

“Articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs,” wrote parent Shannon Fitzpatrick in an email to school decision makers.

“In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic,” she continued.

The loss of tradition and ceremony is a leading reason why families—some of whom are not Catholic—have expressed concern about the change.

“The one main statue that has everyone fired up is the baby Jesus and Mary one,” parent Kim Pipki told the Journal. Pipki said the school traditionally held a ceremony where the students would place a crown on Mary’s head.

School supporters, however, say that the removal is reflective of the school’s “inclusive” future.  FreeBeacon

San Francisco Withdrawals From FBI’s Terrorism Task Force

San Francisco’s narrative is “let’s not hurt the feelings of Muslims” which could end up costing American lives.

San Francisco has taken its defiance of the feds to a new level, ending its cooperation with the FBI in an anti-terror initiative begun after 9/11 – a move critics say could get innocent people killed.

Critics say the sanctuary city by the bay’s latest decision to forego cooperation with Washington, by dropping out of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, could put lives at risk. The JTTF has been credited with foiling 93 Islamist terrorist attacks and plots against the U.S. since 2001, including 12 this year, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. There are another 1,000 investigations into suspected terror activity nationwide.

These staggering statistics make the recent decision by the San Francisco police department to end the city’s partnership with the JTTF, at the behest of local activist groups that alleged Arabs and Muslims are wrongly targeted by the FBI and will be more so under the Trump administration, all the more concerning, said retired federal law enforcement officials. FoxNews

ACLU and Council on American-Islamic Relations

In some cases, California laws conflict with federal law, said John Crew, a retired attorney who works with activist groups, including the ACLU and Council on American-Islamic Relations on law enforcement and civil rights matters.

“This issue is really about the need for local police officers to comply with state and local laws and policies even when they are working with the FBI JTTF,” Crew said.

Neither Crew, nor his many allies in San Francisco, are apprehensive area residents may be in danger because of a lack of representation on the JTTF.

“I’m not the least bit concerned,” Crew said. FoxNews

San Francisco Has The Lowest Percentage Of Children Of Any Major U.S. City

“Everybody talks about children being our future,” said Norman Yee, a member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. “If you have no children around, what’s our future?” NYTimes

Since the 1960s the number of children in San Francisco has gradually declined.

Raising children is on the agenda for Daisy Yeung, a high school science teacher, and Slin Lee, a software engineer. But just not in San Francisco. “When we imagine having kids, we think of somewhere else,” Mr. Lee said. “It’s starting to feel like a no­kids type of city.” NYTimes

Today San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America, according to census data.

As an urban renaissance has swept through major American cities in recent decades, San Francisco’s population has risen to historical highs and a forest of skyscraping condominiums has replaced tumbledown warehouses and abandoned wharves.

At the same time, the share of children in San Francisco fell to 13 percent, low even compared with another expensive city, New York, with 21 percent. Chicago, 23 percent of the population is under 18 years old, which is also the overall average across the United States. NYTimes

Demographic and Poverty Trends in San Francisco sfhsa

San Francisco population of dogs is roughly the same number of children.

“Sometimes I’ll be walking through the city and I’ll see a child and think, ‘Hey, wait a second. What are you doing here?’” said Courtney Nam, who works downtown at a tech start­up. “You don’t really see that many kids.”

There is one statistic that the city’s natives have heard too many times. San Francisco, population 865,000, has roughly the same number of dogs as children: 120,000. In many areas of the city, pet grooming shops seem more common than schools. NYTimes

There are a number of factors for the decline: public schools, high housing cost, tech culture, homosexual population, and worldview.

In an interview last year, Peter Thiel, the billionaire Silicon Valley investor and a co­founder of PayPal, described San Francisco as “structurally hostile to families.” Prohibitive housing costs are not the only reason there are relatively few children. A public school system of uneven quality, the attractiveness of the

Prohibitive housing costs are not the only reason there are relatively few children. A public school system of uneven quality, the attractiveness of the less foggy suburbs to families, and the large number of gay men and women, many of them childless, have all played roles in the decline in the number of children, which  began with white flight from the city in the 1970s. The tech boom now reinforces the notion that San Francisco is a place for the young, single and rich.  NYTimes

A cultural and worldview shift is shown in San Francisco with the decline of children in the population.  A secular worldview that redefines the family and human sexuality – marriage, sex, and reproduction.

 

PBS Introduces Lesson Plan To Indoctrinate Students To Love Open Borders And Be Against Immigration Proposals Of Donald Trump

anti-trump-pbs

Taxpayer-funded San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED if offering Common Core-ready lesson plans designed to indoctrinates school children to embrace the idea
of open borders and a deep suspicion of anyone who favors immigration restrictions proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The lesson plan — which comes complete with “safe space” suggestions — is offered by way of a section of the taxpayer-funded television station’s website called “The Lowdown” (“connecting newsroom to classroom”).

The lesson, released this week, centers around a graphic comic entitled “Fear of Foreigners: A History of Nativism in America.” (Click on the images for a fuller view.)

“Students read and annotate the graphic,” the lesson plan instructs. “Individually or in groups, students identify the historical factors that led to nativism by underlining or highlight evidence. Some factors are stated explicitly such as economic hardship and war. Some are implicit and require closer reading.”

Tnational problems, especially in response to tough economic times and threats to national security.”  DailyCaller

Comic “Fear of Foreigners: A History of Nativism in America.”

The lesson plan:  Nativism in the United States 

 

San Francisco Makes It Harder To Deport Criminal Illegal Aliens

golden gate bridge photoAn illegal align should not be deliberately released for any crime they have committed; violent or otherwise. Those on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, with this measure has spit on Kate Steinle’s grave.

San Francisco leaders have approved legislation that would make it harder to deport illegal immigrants who have been arrested and are in police custody.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in support of a measure that limits conditions under which law enforcement officers would be allowed to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report an illegal immigrant in custody.

The new conditions maintain the alien must have been convicted of a violent crime in the past seven years.

The change to Bay City policy comes 11 months after Kate Steinle’s death last July. A five-time deported Mexican man accidentally shot Steinle with a federal agent’s gun. The incident triggered a national debate about the presence of 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., including those who have also broken criminal laws…WashingtonExaminer

Senate Democrats Block GOP ‘Kate’s Law’

Kathryn Steinle
Kathryn Steinle

Kate’s Law would have required a five-year minimum prison sentences for undocumented immigrants who re-enter the country after one conviction for a violent felony or two convictions for illegal immigration.

Kate’s Law was attached to legislation removing funding from ‘sanctuary cities’ that  harbor illegal immigrants and restrict local police from cooperating with federal officers in immigration cases.

“San Francisco … commanded their law enforcement, their police department, not to cooperate with federal officials seeking to prosecute immigration issues,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said in a floor speech Tuesday.

“Think about how absurd this is: If federal officials had called the San Francisco Police Department about any other kind of crime — larceny, a burglary, a trademark violation — they would have been happy to cooperate … but because the crime was related to illegal immigration, the San Francisco Police Department’s hands were tied,” he said. “The police were forced to release the man who would then go on to kill Kate Steile.”

Senate Democrats blocked a GOP plan Tuesday.

The bill failed on a 54-45 vote. It needed 60 to advance.

The Stop Sanctuary Cities Act became a lightning rod issue ahead of the vote, as GOP sponsors tried to peel off just a few Democrats to support it while Democratic leaders blasted the legislation as counterproductive. The White House issued a formal veto threat Tuesday morning, while the chamber’s top Democrat tried to discredit the measure by calling it “The Donald Trump Act.”

But GOP backers cast the legislation as a critical first step toward reining in the exploding, and risky, practice of cities and counties ignoring federal immigration law.

“Sanctuary cities and the associated violent crimes by illegal immigrants are reaching a critical point, and we cannot wait any longer to take action to protect Americans here at home,” sponsor Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said in a statement.

San Francisco Court Bars Pro-Life Group From Releasing Videos Of National Abortion Federation Meetings

sanfranciscocourtA federal judge in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order Friday.  U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued an order blocking the the Center for Medical Progress from releasing videos and audio recordings containing National Abortion Federation member names and addresses, and dates and locations of future meetings, pending a hearing on Monday.

District Judge William H. Orrick III in San Francisco issued the restraining order out of concern for the safety of National Abortion Federation leaders.

“NAF would be likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest,” he wrote.

David Daleiden, the head of The Center for Medical Progress, called the National Abortion Federation, to which multiple Planned Parenthood affiliates belong, a “criminal organization” in a statement Friday.

“The National Abortion Federation is a criminal organization that has spent years conspiring with Planned Parenthood on how to violate federal laws on partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales,” he said following the court’s ruling. “The Center for Medical Progress will contest any attempts to suppress our First Amendment rights to free speech or silence the freedom of the citizen press.”

But officials at the National Abortion Federation said the restraining order was necessary because they claim the videos were illegally recorded. FoxCT

Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times

Kathryn Steinle
Kathryn Steinle

Update:  The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday, reported The San Francisco chronicle.

Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez entered a plea of not quilty in Spanish. The judge set bail at $5 million. Sanchez could face life in prision if convicted. DailyMail

Kathryn Steinle, 32,  was shot to death in broad daylight,  at random, while walking with her father and a friend along San Francisco’s Pier 14  on Wednesday,

‘There were no words exchanged between the suspect and the victim,’ said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. ‘The victim said something to her family members to the extent that she didn’t feel well, that she just realized something had taken place and she fell to the ground.’  DailyMail

Detained for the murder is Francisco Sanchez an illegal alien with seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges.   His convictions took place in Texas, Oregon and Arizona. Sanchez had been deported five prior times.

Kate Steinle with her mother Liz, her father Jim, and her brother Brad at her father’s 65 birthday celebration.

 Just hours after the horrific slaying at Pier 14, the tight-knit parents and brother of Kathryn ‘Kate’ Steinle, were still coming to grips with the senseless killing, but had no trouble finding words to describe how special Kate was.

‘She was the most wonderful, loving caring person and if anybody could take anything from this — if you love somebody, just tell them that you love them,’ said brother Brad Steinle.   

‘We loved Kate, and I will love her till the day I die,’ Brad told ABC 7 as he fought off tears. ‘I had the best sister.’

Kate’s mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, recounted the first moments of their family’s nightmare to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.” DailyMail

Sanchez was on probation from Texas and four months ago was arrested and released in the Bay Area for a marijuana arrest. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  had turned Francisco Sanchez over to authorities in San Francisco on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant. There was an ICE ‘detainer’, meaning he should have been held and turned over to federal immigration officials instead of being released. Continue reading “Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times”