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First Hot Car Death Of 2021

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#HotVehicles Are Not #BabySitters

First Hot Car Death in 2021 Confirmed
as we Approach National Heatstroke Prevention Day

April 29, 2021  –  Today it was confirmed that a North Carolina 5-month-old baby lost her little life after being left alone in a hot car last Sunday, April 25.  Preliminary findings from the autopsy report point to the cause of death being environmental hyperthermia which is consistent with statements provided by the mother.

Saturday, May 1st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Though it is too late for this little girl, we need to double our efforts to focus on education and awareness regarding the dangers of hot cars.

This year, Kids and Car Safety is emphasizing that there are technological solutions to put an end to the devastation seen every year of children and animals dying excruciating deaths in hot cars.

“After more than 20 years of public education, the number of children dying in hot cars has gotten worse, not better,” stated Janette Fennell, president of Kids and Cars Safety. “The years 2018 and 2019 were the worst in history with a total of over 100 children that died in hot cars nationwide,” she continued.

Education and public awareness are important, but not enough.  Children will continue to die in hot cars until technological solutions that can sense the presence of a child are standard in all vehicles.

The Hot Cars Act is a federal bill that will be reintroduced in the coming weeks that requires technology that can detect the presence of a child in all new vehicles to prevent hot car injury and death.   This technology is readily available and affordable.

“The only thing more tragic than a child or animal dying in a hot car is knowing that there are solutions that exist that could prevent this.  By not utilizing available technology to sense a child or pet alone inside a vehicle, we are shamefully allowing this to happen over and over again.  The price of inaction is the life of children and that is unacceptable,” said Amber Rollins, Director of Kids and Car Safety.

Nobody believes that a hot car tragedy is going to happen to them or their family until it does.  Kids and Car Safety is calling on the public to take action today by learning what to do if they see a child alone in a vehicle.  The organization is also encouraging parents to adopt several simple habits to protect their children, even if they believe this could never happen to them.

Look Before You Lock Safety Checklist
Create simple habits to help keep your child safe.

Make sure your child is never left alone in a car:

  • Place the child’s diaper bag or item in the front passenger seat as a visual cue that the child is with you.
  • Make it a habit of opening the back door every time you park to ensure no one is left behind.  To enforce this habit, place an item that you can’t start your day without in the back seat (employee badge, laptop, phone, handbag, etc.)
  • Ask your childcare provider to call you right away if your child hasn’t arrived as scheduled.
  • Clearly announce and confirm who is getting each child out of the vehicle. Miscommunication can lead to thinking someone else removed the child.

Make sure children cannot get into a parked car:

  • Keep vehicles locked at all times, especially in the garage or driveway.  Ask neighbors and visitors to do the same.
  • Never leave car keys within reach of children.
  • Use childproofing knob covers and door alarms to prevent children from exiting your home unnoticed.
  • Teach children to honk the horn or turn on hazard lights if they become stuck inside a car.
  • If a child is missing, immediately check the inside, floorboards, and trunk of all vehicles in the area carefully, even if they’re locked.

Kids and Car Safety and their safety partners will be sharing posts via social media throughout the day about how child vehicular heatstroke can be prevented with the use of technology.  They are calling on the public and media outlets to join in to support this national effort.

Kids and Car Safety has prepared posts, photos, and graphics that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, newsletters, and websites, etc. to help raise awareness about the importance of adding existing technology to vehicles to help end these predictable and preventable hot car fatalities.

Children Must Be Supervised Full Time

 

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Operation “Guardian Angels” went after child predators on-line.

Catching Predators: An Exclusive Look
Inside A Statewide Underage Sex Sting

ROGERS COUNTY, OK  –  A two-month undercover sex sting to take down child sex predators ended with nearly a dozen men in jail in Rogers County, but this operation extends far beyond the county line.

Operation “Guardian Angels” went after adults trying to meet and have sex with what they thought were 14-year-old boys and 15-year-old girls.

For the last two months, News On 6’s Reagan Ledbetter rode along with investigators at all times of the day and night, as investigators arrested suspected predators from Joplin, Missouri to Oklahoma City.  Months ago, investigators created fake social media profiles of 14-year-old boys and 15-year-old girls.

They arrested 11 men accused of trying to meet and have sex with those children.

Deputies said what people do not realize is predators will do whatever, and go wherever, to meet children.  In one of the cases, deputies said the suspect drove from Joplin, Missouri, rented a hotel room, and messaged the girl and told her he wants to have sex with her.  But, it didn’t stop there.

Just days later, the operation went to Oklahoma City.

“We have an arrest warrant that we are getting ready to execute on a violent predator down here in Oklahoma City,” said Lt. Kyle Baker with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.  “He’s been soliciting a 15-year-old female for sex and other disgusting things he would like to do to her.”

Investigators teamed up with OKC police to take down a foster dad, Craig Hooper, who they said told the fake profile he wanted to get her a bus ticket to come to Oklahoma City so he could be her foster father and have sex with her.  Investigators said half of their arrests were men trying to meet boys.

They said two of the suspects showed up with loaded guns.

In another case, deputies said Johnny Rose planned to pick up who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex and to do drugs, but he tried to get away. They chased him and eventually arrested him on the highway.

“We already positively identified who he was; we were basically just waiting for him to show up,” said Sgt. Bo Williams with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.  “We’ve already got communications with him in regards to sexual stuff he was wanting to do with our undercover profile; so, he’s bought and paid for.”

In the past, sexual predators had to drive around looking for a child to kidnap.  Now, the predators are in your own living room, on your kid’s phone, and you have no idea – until it’s too late.

“They are predators and technology gives them a vehicle to do this.  Most of the time if you look at the stats, untouched,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

Law enforcement’s worst fear is they don’t get to a suspect before he actually assaults a real victim, but that’s a reality and that’s what led to the arrest of 18-year-old Wade Ennis.  He’s accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, which was captured on video.

Deputies said he admitted to that crime, as well as abusing other children who were even younger.

“That’s the one we want to get,” said Sgt. John Haning with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.  “He had already touched, or potentially touched, three underage victims.  As he was getting older, he was getting more brazen.”

Investigators said parents have to know what their kids are doing online, because the harsh reality is, for every one they arrest they have four more trying to meet a child for sex.

They said 80 percent of all child predators never get caught.

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Pantene Refuses to Remain Neutral

Pantene just released an online commercial that has resulted in backlash from Christians and non-Christians alike. Sawyer, a transgender girl, and Sawyer’s two moms are featured in the latest Pantene ad, which glamorizes the LGBTQ lifestyle.

“Just be yourself and don’t let anybody tell you who you are” is one of the extremely misleading taglines from the new Pantene ad.  A feel-good nod to those who falsely believe gender can be chosen, the tagline sadly goes against the biblical truth that God created us and decided who we were before forming us in our mothers’ wombs.

The commercial is narrated almost entirely by one mom as the other mom quietly sits beside her, with a few added lines from Sawyer.  But do not be deceived.  Notice some of the misleading wording used within the ad to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle:

  • Opening tagline: For LGBTQ kids, hair is more than how you look. It’s how you are seen.
  • Sawyer has always been super gender creative.
  • And hair has been a big part of her transition.
  • Once she told us that she identified as a girl, she immediately wanted to grow her hair out.
  • Sawyer said, “It made me feel good and confident, and it made my insides match my outsides.”
  • This was a kid who knew who she was from such a young age.
  • So, I’m always telling Sawyer to never hide who she is.  Always be herself.  Never be afraid to step out and exist as the person that she is.
  • Sawyer states, “My advice is just be yourself and don’t let anybody tell you who you are.
  • Closing tagline: Those who make us feel seen make us feel loved.
  • Final logo: Pantene/Family is #BEAUTIFULGBTQ/Proud to Support Transgender Visibility

Pantene Pro-V also tweeted:

“Hair is a large part of our identity.  And for LGBTQ+ youth like Sawyer, who choose to express themselves, their style, & their creativity through their hairstyle, it can help them feel seen.  Catch up with Sawyer and her mom Ashley & see how this family is #BeautifulLGBTQ.”

Procter & Gamble, Pantene’s parent company, also owns several other lines of products that conservatives should avoid purchasing and supporting.  This ad is not the first time P&G has pushed the LGBTQ agenda in their commercials.  In fact, 1Million Moms has launched campaigns and voiced our concern in the past regarding P&G’s transgender Gillette ad for Father’s Day, as well as their lesbian Head & Shoulders ad for prom.

But instead of ditching its politically-charged messages, P&G took their message to an even deeper level with this transgender Pantene ad.  So let this serve as a warning from One Million Moms to P&G customers that do not want to support ideology that pediatricians actually call “child abuse.”

We wanted to let you know that, once again, P&G has decided to cater to homosexuals and their sinful lifestyle choice.  And since a portion of each sale goes to help finance P&G’s social agenda that has nothing to do with hair care products, it’s time to find another, family-friendly brand and product line.  After all, there are plenty of hair care products on the market for moms to buy for their families that do not support liberal causes. We have a choice.

Moms are aware that P&G manufactures a long list of popular products, but P&G needs to remember that other competitors make similar products. Moms also know that store brand products will help the grocery bill in this tough economy.

Have no fear!  One Million Moms will continue to support companies in the future when we fully understand that they stand on principles and morality.  Likewise, we will choose to stay away from those who do not support moral decency.

Pantene needs to hear from you.

Openly supporting the homosexual agenda versus remaining neutral in the cultural war is just bad businessIf Christians cannot find corporate neutrality with Pantene, they will vote with their pocketbook and support companies that are neutral.

Pantene is irresponsible to air such a commercial, especially when families are likely to be watchingIt is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercialEveryone knows children mimic what they see and hear.

TAKE ACTION

Sign our pledge to keep Pantene and P&G products off your shopping listLet Pantene know that if they are going to offend you, they won’t be doing it with your money.

Please share this petition with your family and friends.  Be sure to share this on your social media too.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Blessings,
Monica Cole, Director
OneMillionMoms

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Nancy Pelosi’s Election Bill Will DESTROY Free And Fair Elections!

Democrats radical agenda to federalize
state elections

The top legislative priority of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is to launch an assault against the First Amendment and against free and fair elections.  Without these foundational freedoms, America will be unable to maintain her democratic republic.

Take action now before it’s too late and let your voice be heard.  Tell your U.S. senators and representative to publicly oppose and vote against the expansion of government regulation and censorship of state elections.

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The House version (H.R. 1) and Senate version (S. 1) of Pelosi’s and Schumer’s bills are deceptively named the “For the People Act.”  Their bills are not about the citizenry but about Democrats preserving and cementing political power.  They would remove the constitutional authority of the individual states to run federal elections and put that power into the hands of those in the U.S. Congress and the administrative state.

These deceptive and destructive bills would require non-profit organizations like American Family Association to publicly disclose financial donors’ names to the federal government.  These names would then be made available to the public and searchable on government websites.  Names of donors could then be used, for example, to publicly intimidate those whose religious convictions define marriage as being between one man and one woman, or those who believe that sex is a fixed biological reality established at conception.  Such an act of intimidation of donors would harm the ability of non-profit organizations to advocate on behalf of their supporters.  These bills would weaponize the Federal Election Commission against Americans and use the force of government as a way to silence dissenting opinion.

Pelosi’s and Schumer’s versions of the bill would also federalize state elections by imposing unconstitutional mandates and would expand federal government regulation of state elections.  This agenda would violate the rights of states and their citizens to establish voter qualifications to ensure integrity at the polls by enforcing “progressive” laws on voter identification, absentee ballots, and mail-in voting.

Heritage Foundation has provided a good analysis of the “For the People Act.”  You can read it here.

The U.S. Congress could be voting on these bills soon.  Before it’s too late, let your voice be heard and tell your U.S. senators and representative to publicly oppose and vote against H.R. 1 and S. 1.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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We Stand With Pastor Coates And Religious Freedom

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Stand with Pastor Coates, arrested for following God, rather than man in Canada.

Stand with pastor arrested for following
God, rather than man

Pastor James Coates is a faithful pastor and follower of God.  As a result, he ended up in jail.

Pastor Coates leads GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada.  When the government issued edicts that limited the free exercise of worship with overbearing COVID-19 restrictions, he chose to follow Christ.

In true Gestapo form, government officials attended one of the church’s services in February and then charged the pastor with violating an order to shut down the church by the end of January.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

According to Breitbart, Pastor Coates turned himself in, but rejected an offer by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to release him from jail if he promised to stop holding church services on Sunday.

As of today, Pastor Coates remains in prison, but has an appeal hearing pending.  He is being represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which defends the constitutional and religious freedoms of Canadians.

TAKE ACTION

Sign our petition supporting Pastor James Coates and GraceLife Church.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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