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The National Pulse: Mother Denied Parental Rights over Transgender Teen Appeals Court Ruling

Last month, Dr. Effrem described the bizarre and dangerous Minnesota federal court decision that “emancipated” a minor child from his mother, thereby denying her inherent parental right to direct the academic, medical, and other aspects of the care and upbringing of her own son — all without any of the due process normally involved in such situations.

The story continues:

According to the Minnesota Child Protection League (CPL), an organization which has been supporting Ms. Calgaro’s efforts, attorneys for the district made the situation painfully worse:

Attorneys for the school district went on to state that, since Calgaro had filed a lawsuit to assert her parental rights, her request should be denied in order to protect her son from “further harm.”  Consider that. The school administration is empowered to decide that Calgaro is harmful to her son because she challenged the violation of her parental rights in court.

Continue to read!

Feb 25, 2015

The MN Child Protection League Warns of Dangers of 50 Shades of Gray

The Minnesota Child Protection League has developed a Toolkit to help parents and the public understand the dangers to the hearts and minds of women and young girls from the dangers of the erotic book and film 50 Shades of Gray.  The Toolkit, available for free consists of the following:

  1. A reality-check FACT SHEET: What everyone need to know about the movie;
  2. LINKS & RESOURCES: A sheet to help understand the dangers and talk to teens;
  3. The PLEDGE: For all to sign, share, and go viral;
  4. GRAPHICS: Posters, online and social media-sized graphics, twitter posts, and hash tags to spread the word.

Here is the pledge:

Please help this information to go viral to protect the hearts and minds of our girls and women!

Dec 30, 2014

Petition Against MN High School League Athletic Policy

Sadly, despite massive outcry by the public, letters from the American College of Pediatricians and Liberty Counsel, testimony of three legislators, and a well-organized resistance led by the Child Protection League Action, the Minnesota State High School League went ahead with a tragically unfair and unsafe policy that allows transgender boys to compete as girls if that is their declared orientation. The board president even admitted that they had received pressure and coaching from the Obama administration’s Office of Civil Rights.

CPLAction State Coordinator Michele Lentz said the following:

“Aside from violating the law, this policy is an aggressive and hostile act against Minnesota’s children, families and the public, violating every principle of human biology and reason. This policy,” she continued “has nothing to do with what is best for Minnesota children, transgender or not. The MSHSL has chosen to be complicit in a nation-wide design to quickly impose a false interpretation of the anti-discrimination laws upon us, dishonestly insisting this is what the law requires, and to do it as fast as possible, before public resistance can grow.”

As terrible an idea as this is, there is at least the good news that the policy, despite very deceptive statements from the board, is is not  mandatory. Here is another excerpt from the CPL Action press release:

Contrary to a media statement by MSHSL President McCready yesterday in which he stated that “the measure amounts to a mandatory policy for schools,” what was passed yesterday is guidance, not a mandate. Even the MSHSL Meeting Synopsis describes it this way:

“League member schools will now have some guidance [our emphasis] from the Board on determining the eligibility of transgender male-to-female (MTF) students to participate in gender-specific athletic programs. Effective with the 2015-16 school year, member schools are encouraged [our emphasis] to base such MTF eligibility decisions on the criteria the Board approved.”

McCready wants schools to believe that they are mandated to allow transgender male-to-female athletes to compete on the team of their gender identity. CPLAction vehemently disagrees. While the policy intentionally does not state it, schools cannot lose their MSHSL membership by not following this guidance.

CPL Action encourages schools not to comply:

“We strongly advise schools not to adopt the MSHSL criteria or insert it to their handbooks,” stated Lentz. “We urge them to comply with the law that protects girls’ sports and that also respects the physical privacy of both boys and girls, privacy which will inevitably be compromised by adopting the MSHSL view of the law. Let transgender students appeal to the MSHSL as this policy establishes, and let the MSHSL be fully liable for the legal and judicial consequences that are soon to come. The MSHSL does not have the authority to overrule state law.”

In addition, there is a petition that individuals may sign that will be used to continue to oppose this policy with the MNSHSL and the legislature.

Nov 27, 2014

Urgent Alert from CPL Action on December 4th Meeting – Transgender Athletic Policy

Please read this important alert from, Child Protection League Action, the action arm of our special project organization, the Minnesota Child Protection League.  This Alert has gone viral, and we encourage you to take action and share it widely:



Last October, the public rose up to OPPOSE the new MSHSL transgender policy that would force all member schools to allow transgender students to play on the team opposite their biological gender. All league schools will come under this dictate-public, private and religious. Instead of voting it down, the MSHSL tabled the proposal. It is BACK for a vote on December 4th, and they intend to pass it!


This MSHSL policy creates the potential for children of the opposite sex to:


The MSHSL Executive Director David Stead, in a recent article, wouldn’t respond to the privacy and safety issues his policy will create. He just passed the buck. Let the schools deal with it, was all he had to say.


Well, Mr. Stead,

These are our schools!

These are our children!

We are dealing with it right now!



  1. Contact your MSHSL Region Representative. If you know your region, contact information is here. If you do not know your region,  this Handbook (pp 13-14) will list your school.
  2. Get your school to speak up to oppose this policy.  This means your school board members, your principals, and/or your athletic directors. All MSHSL member schools-public, private, religious-will be affected.
  3. Get your friends, family, and community leaders involved.

    You know who they are and you have the greatest influence on them.

Mr. Stead distributed this information at a recent meeting with Athletic Directors and School Board members:

It is important for policy-makers to understand that transgender girls (who were assigned a male gender at birth) are not boys. Their consistent and affirmed gender identity as girls is as deep-seated as the gender identity of non-transgender girls. The belief that transgender girls are not “real” girls is sometimes expressed as a concern that allowing transgender girls to compete on girls teams displaces opportunities for “real” girls to participate.

So we are to “understand” that boys are not boys, and that boys who feel they are girls, are “real girls.” Gender is not feelings. Feelings-no matter how “deep-seated”- will never change a person’s DNA. Gender is biology. It is incredible that we are being told to believe something so absurd.

Research shows that 70% – 80% of children who expressed transgender feelings spontaneously lost those feelings by the time they were adults. We need to provide help to these precious, gender-confused children, not bind them into something they cannot be freed from. They should not be used as tools of aggressive special interest groups with dangerous agendas that will harm children.


Mr. Stead’s hand-out then made the preposterous case that parents’ concerns over male/female physical inequities were “gender stereotypes” and that “no research” supports such concerns. What world are these people living in? Unfortunately, our children are the victims of their fantasies.


Finally, if you can make it, show up at the MSHSL meeting:

Thursday, December 4th, 9:30am

2100 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center

Minnesota State High School League meets to adopt a transgender policy.

While you can still make a difference!