Monday, February 26, 2018
Michigan state legislator Rep. Adam Zemke requested an investigation into the Metro City Church in Riverview, Michigan, for violating consumer protection laws by having a program where adolescent girls, struggling with gender identity issues, can reaffirm the sex of their birth. ISHRI and SCSS go to the Michigan Attorney General (PDF).
Norwegian Child Welfare Agency Forcibly Removes 12-year-old From Family Home for the Crime of Being Homeschooled
ISHRI and SCSS respond (PDF). From the letter to Norway's Ambassador to the U.S.:
News reports told the story about how the Kristiansen family, which had not long ago returned to Norway from Canada where they had been living, had their 12-yearold son forcibly—literally, as he was physically subdued by police and agents of your Barnevernet (child welfare agency)—taken away from them because they removed him from one of your government-run schools to teach him at home. This is not a unique case, as the Barnevernet has attracted much attention in recent years for questionable intrusions into Norwegian families and removing children from their parents for reasons that have not involved true child maltreatment.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Read Temple Law Prof. Stephen Mikochik's draft letter on equality and non-discrimination (PDF), discussing the possible consequences of the current draft of Article 5.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
ISHRI and SCSS Issue General Comment on Art. 6 of the Int'l Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the Right to Life
They threw in abortion and suicide rights, and transgender nondiscrimination protections. We demand they throw them out (PDF).