March 31, 2024

How successful have Democrats been getting your church to promote LGBTQ?

— Trump demands Biden to issue apology over ‘blasphemous’ Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday: ‘Appalling’ The Trump campaign said that this is part of the Biden administration’s ‘years-long assault on the Christian faith’ – Sarah Rumpf-Whitten
— Liberal churches celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter this year: ‘DRAG ME TO CHURCH’ The Biden White House also declared Easter Sunday Transgender Day of Visibility. – Kyle Morris
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker ‘plays politics with everything’ – Jason Plummer
— Biden campaign reaches out to Nikki Haley voters in new ad: ‘Donald Trump doesn’t want your vote’ Trump reached out to the former South Carolina governor’s supporters after Super Tuesday earlier this month. – Brie Stimson (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in Illinois and in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? Is it the Haley delegates and alternate delegates? What do they want/demand from Trump?)
— San Fran reparations effort stalling due to money, legal issues, experts grill city for apology: ‘Not enough’ ‘Saying sorry or apologizing is not enough,’ one legal scholar told The Post. – Gabriel Hays (COMMENT: How much reparations have you paid? Because Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI are reparations, I have paid a tremendous amount of reparations. My Democrat superiors in the federal government used AA and DEI to take many big adverse actions against me including forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 and giving my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
— US voters want more border patrol agents, less asylum seekers allowed. Construction of a border wall was the least popular policy solution, though it remains popular with Republicans specifically. – Timothy H.J. Nerozzi (COMMENT: Democrat and RINOs want cheap labor. Requiring use of E-Verify would dramatically reduce illegal immigration.)

— GOP leaders slam Biden for embracing Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter – Jack Birle

— Critics rip Biden proclamation that Easter Sunday is ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ – Jon Levine
— Once-coveted Harvard degrees have been cheapened — no wonder applications are down. – Rikki Schlott (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are the opposites of meritocracy.)
— The Biden DEI avalanche keeps rolling — vote him out before it buries us all – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about high-profile RINOs in Illinois who continue to use DEI to get rid of Republicans. They use DEI to curry favor with minorities and with females.)

— Florida GOP Blasts Biden for Declaring Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ – HANNAH KNUDSEN
— White House Doubles Down After Declaring Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ – BRADLEY JAYE

— Biden Proclaims Easter Sunday To Be ‘Transgender Day Of Visibility’ – REAGAN REESE

— ‘Assault On The Christian Faith’: Trump Campaign Blasts Biden Declaring Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day Of Visibility’ – Zach Jewell
— ‘Speak Out Loudly Against This Evil’: Internet Erupts Over Biden Declaring Easter ‘Trans Day Of Visibility’ “This is the left’s new religion. They want people worshiping the trans flag instead of God. They must be stopped.” – Amanda Prestigiacomo
— Biden Declares Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day Of Visibility’ – Zach Jewell
— Biden Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Nikki Haley Voters: ‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Want Your Vote’ – Zach Jewell (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in Illinois and in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? Is it the Haley delegates and alternate delegates? What do they want/demand from Trump?)

— Trump Demands Biden Apologize for Proclaiming Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’- Tom Ozimek

— Assault on Christianity: Biden declares Resurrection Sunday a day of “transgender visibility” – Sarah Akey

— Blasphemy, Thy Name Is Joe Biden – MATT MARGOLIS
— Migrant Influencer Leonel Moreno Arrested by ICE in Ohio – GRAYSON BAKICH

— Biden Make Easter Sunday a Transgender Holiday – Todd Starnes
— Illegal Immigrants Given 7 Times More Taxpayer-Funded Benefits Than Military Families – Sarah Arnold
— Not Sure Democrats Could Be Any More Evil – Derek Hunter
— Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) is facing heat after suggesting a program that would give illegal immigrants $500 per month in rental assistance. Whitmer offered Michigan landlords a “newcomer rental subsidy” to house illegal aliens who are facing deportation. The Democrat governor is also facing backlash for referring to illegal immigrants as “newcomers.” – Sarah Arnold

— Trans teen explains importance of Transgender Day of Visibility (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.)
— Migrants start moving out of two Chicago Park District emergency shelters. The city of Chicago previously announced plans to decompress the remaining park facilities in the coming weeks. – Vi Nguyen and Matt Stefanski (COMMENT: How many of these illegals will end up in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)

— LGBTQ-inclusive church in Cuba welcomes all in a country that once sent gay people to labor camps. – AP (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting religion to promote more LGBTQ.)

— Biden’s ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ falling on Easter Sunday sparks reaction. – JAMEL VALENCIA (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.)

— Biden Sparks Fury by Touting Transgender Visibility Day on Easter – Rachel Dobkin

— Biden making Trans Day of Visibility official for Easter Sunday ‘blasphemous’ – Lisa Boothe
— Six in 10 voters say it is appropriate to use ‘illegals’ to describe border crossers and more than half say Biden was wrong to backtrack after using it in the State of the Union address. – Jon Michael Raasch
— People who have woke opinions blame others for their problems.
— ‘Sizeable majority’ of Republicans want Ron DeSantis as vice president

— Trump campaign criticizes Biden for declaring Transgender Day of Visibility, because it is also Easter. – JOSH BOAK

— Trump Campaign Blasts Biden For Recognizing ‘Transgender Day Of Visibility’ On Easter Sunday. – James Farrell
— Trump Blames NY Election Loss On MAGA Supporters ‘Staying Home’ – Alison Durkee (COMMENT: My critics/opponents blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I should write a book about that. The book would have a chapter for each losing candidate and it would focus on those who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. The biggest chapters would be on Jim Ryan, Bill Brady, and Peter Roskam.)

— Trump slams Biden’s ‘blasphemous’ move to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday, with ban on decorating eggs with religious imagery stoking further fury. Trump slammed Biden for his ‘years-long assault on the Christian faith’ and said his Easter tradition-busting decisions are ‘appalling and insulting’ The White House banned any children’s Easter Egg Roll design entries with ‘questionable content,’ including religious symbols and political statements. Biden’s decision to make this Easter Sunday ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ brought widespread backlash among conservatives. – WILL POTTER


— City begins moving migrants from Chicago Park District shelters to new housing locations – Michelle Gallardo (COMMENT: How many of these illegals will end up in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
— Chicago considers pilot program to clear snow from city sidewalks (COMMENT: My wife and I walked to/from the College Avenue train station in Wheaton 1978-1984 and then the Wheaton train station 1984-1997. We always greatly appreciated those homeowners and businesses that shoveled their sidewalks.)

— Chicago begins relocation of migrants staying in park district facilities. – Noel Brennan (COMMENT: How many of these illegals will end up in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)

— Chicago plans to move migrants to other shelters, reopen park buildings for the summer. (COMMENT: How many of these illegals will end up in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
— Under the Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase in Chicago.

— Elite schools are starting to require SAT scores again. Good. – David Blobaum (COMMENT: I was able to get an ACT score of 24 thanks to my outstanding parents who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, and to Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I was able to get that score even though instead of studying, I washed dishes for the minimum wage ($12.41/hour in today’s dollars) in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights evenings and Saturdays during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee and full-time during the summer of 1965. I used the money that I earned and saved to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, a poor man’s GTO, in May of 1966 to commute to/from classes at UIC.)
— Because non-Whites vote for Democrats, Democrats are overjoyed by the demise of Whites.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Democrat leaders ever-increasing use reports of rapes to promote more hatred against Republicans.

— Migrants begin moving out of five Chicago Park District shelters. More than 730 asylum seekers are expected to be moved from five Chicago Park District locations in the coming weeks: Brands Park, Gage Park, Leone Beach Boathouse, Broadway Armory Park and Piotrowski Park. – Violet Miller (COMMENT: How many of these illegals will end up in your county, township, municipality, and school district? If there had been as many immigrants when I was young, they would have gotten the bad jobs that I got, and if not that, my pay would have been less because immigrants drive wages down.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Torres said the only reason they’re still relying on city shelters is because he hasn’t received federal authorization to work — a process that can drag on for months. “We need a work permit for everyone to be able to become independent from the shelters,” Torres told a reporter through a translator. “We are all in the shelters because we do not have a work permit to be able to depend on ourselves.” When asked what work he would like to do, he replied simply: “Anything.”)

— Filmmakers document Chicago as historic epicenter of racist housing practices – Dennis Rodkin

— Illinois must fix shattered confidence in elections – Mark Glennon

— California fast-food workers will get $20 minimum wage, starting Monday – Vanessa Romo, Alina Selyukh (COMMENT: In today’s dollars. I earned $12.41 an hour washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights part-time while I was a Crete-Monee High School student 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. With the money that I earned and saved doing that, in May of 1966, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, a poor man’s GTO. With $20 an hour, I could have easily worked less hours and bought a loaded GTO.)

— SIU Aviation announces inclusive partnership – Carrington Brignac (COMMENT: I wanted to be a pilot. But my vision not being correctable to 20/20 and my partial red/green color blindness ended all that.)

— Abortion rights and anti-abortion advocates rallied in Illinois Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving mifepristone, an abortion pill.

— State law enforcement board asks for funding to implement SAFE-T Act training, add more instructors – Mike Miletich


— Illinois 80th House District candidate: ‘This is another instance that proves the SAFE-T Act does not have sufficient safeguards’

— Why You Should Pack Your Bags And Head To Indiana (COMMENT: Illinois Democrat leaders ever-increasingly do everything that they can to drive out of Illinois those who are the following: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Nikki Haley voters at a general election crossroads – Seth McLaughlin (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in Illinois and in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? Is it the Haley delegates and alternate delegates? What do they want/demand from Trump?)
— Epic media failures and hissy fits are ominous signs for 2024 election coverage. Journalists are in the tank for the left and don’t care who knows. – Tim Murtaugh

— Understanding the Democrats’ immigration strategy – Amil Imani
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Democrats’ unrelenting focus on immigration, particularly the issue of uncontrolled immigration, is cause for concern that goes beyond mere debate and speculation. Beneath the surface, posturing lies a deception that extends beyond the mere games of representation and power in the United States. The Democrats’ emphasis on immigration is not a mere coincidence or a short-term political maneuver. Rather, it is deeply rooted in their long-term vision of reshaping the demographic and political landscape of the United States. By advocating for more inclusive immigration policies, the Democrats aim to solidify their support base and gain a strategic advantage in future elections.)
— The Democrat party is a Potemkin village – Patricia McCarthy

— Chicago residents fill City Council Chambers with refreshing chants – Melissa Fine
— Illegal alien TikTok influencer who promoted squatting gets nabbed by feds – Kevin Haggerty
— NYC mayor accuses Gov. Abbott of trying to turn cities against their black mayors using migrants. – Chris Donaldson

— Dem California lawmaker proposes ‘reparations’ tax on cotton, tobacco, other goods linked to slave trade. This includes cotton, gold, tobacco, wine, olives, rice, coffee beans, cane sugar, and any other products connected to the transatlantic slave trade. – Katie Daviscourt
— Washington Post takes aim at ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ writer Francis Scott Key after namesake Baltimore bridge collapse. Because of his mixed record on racial issues, monuments to Key have been defaced, and critics have called for institutions named after him to be renamed. – Madeline Martin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, however, the Washington Post decided that there was a more important discussion to be had. You see the bridge collapse and the deaths and the horror and thee economic impact don’t translate to racial injustice, inclusivity or reparations and that simply would not suffice for the newspaper darling of the leftist gestapo. And so it followed that the Washington Post frankensteined together their own special contribution to the annals of history that will one day recount the tragedy. The issue here was the man who the bridge was named after, one Francis Key Scott. This was the real meat of the story, the rest just gristle and unsavory bits to be butchered out by WaPo the Woke. And so by Wednesday, the Washington Post’s London correspondent Annabelle Timsit had penned an article titled “Who was Francis Scott Key, controversial poet the bridge is named after?” Francis Scott Key is best known for writing the poem that became America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He wrote the lyrics the morning after an 1814 British attack on Fort McHenry, which is right by the collapsed bridge. “As The Washington Post previously reported, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ did not become the national anthem until more than a century after it was written because of controversy, partly over Key’s racist views,” the Post wrote. “One section of the poem’s third verse, in particular, has come under scrutiny from those who say it was intended to mock or threaten African Americans who escaped slavery to join the British forces, after being promised land in exchange for their service,” the paper continued. The verse in question reads, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave, From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And The Star-Spangled Banner in triumph doth wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The Post also reminded readers that Key was a slave owner who opposed abolition and made racist remarks about black people. However, the paper also acknowledged that critics have pointed out that as a lawyer, Key defended several slaves, and he freed several of his own slaves. Because of his mixed record on racial issues, monuments to Key have been defaced, and critics have called for institutions named after him to be renamed. In 2017, vandals defaced the Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore with red paint and spray-painted “Racist Anthem” and “blood on his hands.”)


— Pompeo slams Biden for ‘deeply dangerous’ border policies – LAUREN IRWIN
— Haley faces questions about 2024 role with Trump as GOP nominee – JULIA MANCHESTER (COMMENT: Have the Haley delegates and alternat delegates on the ballot in your precinct endorsed Trump? If not, why not? Do they want Biden to win to punish Trump?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nikki Haley is facing questions about what role she will play in the 2024 presidential election after her refusal to endorse the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, former President Trump, following her exit from the race earlier this month. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) quickly endorsed Trump after dropping out of the race, but Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has so far only called on Trump to convince her supporters to join him.)
— More Americans say they are worried about illegal immigration, terrorism in 2024. – THERESA MAHER

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski signals openness to leaving the GOP – SUMMER CONCEPCION AND ALI VITALI (COMMENT: To work against Trump is to elect Biden.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Murkowski and fellow Trump critic Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, had endorsed Trump challenger Nikki Haley ahead of Super Tuesday. But Haley dropped her bid after losing every primary contest except Vermont and Washington, D.C. Before Haley ended her campaign, Murkowski told NBC News that she wasn’t sure how she’d approach the presidential election if Haley dropped out — and signaled she wasn’t alone in her uncertainty. “Lisa Murkowski is not the only one in this camp right now,” she said. Murkowski is among the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and became a target for Trump and his allies.)

— Nearly half of Haley voters in Ohio say they’d back Biden. The extent of intraparty challenges may matter in November. – Gary Langer, Christine Filer, and David Sichinava (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in Illinois and in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? Is it the Haley delegates and alternate delegates? What do they want/demand from Trump?)

— GOP leans toward Trump’s agenda – LISA MASCARO (COMMENT: I am on the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee. What changes do Trump want to the Republican Party platform?)
— Micro-apartments are back after nearly a century, as need for affordable housing soars. – HALLIE GOLDEN AND CLAIRE RUSH (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, in 1974, when I was 25 years old, I bought a studio condo in downtown Chicago immediately after IRS promoted me to a $97,079/year (in today’s dollars) Revenue Officer job in the Loop. I continued to own a townhome in University Park that that I had bought new in 1972 because I was unable to sell it at a fair price. In 1976, I traded that studio into the Building’s developer for a one bedroom condo.)

— A Democrats says “Trump Is Financially Ruining the Republican Party.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion.
— The Case for Saying ‘I Do’ – NICHOLAS KRISTOF (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, if had not gotten married in 1978, I would not have a) passed the CPA Examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, c) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, d) become a licensed CPA in 1981, e) earned more job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, or f) earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997.)

— As homeless crisis grows, states and cities are turning to voters for affordable housing – Claire Thornton (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes homelessness.)

— Essential advice for landing your dream job – KATHLEEN DAVIS (COMMENT: When you graduated from college, what frustrated you job search? For me, it was my being viewed by potential employers as being draft bait because they did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. Also, my GPA was not that great because I had worked far too many hours for the Park Forest Post Office to have money to buy cars and pay for my college expenses instead of studying.)

— How to Coach Teens for Success in a Way That Will Actually Work – JESSICA STILLMAN (COMMENT: With the coaching that I received, I was able to a) get an ACT score of 24 and graduate in the upper 20% of my Crete-Monee High School class in 1966, b) buy new cars in 1966, 1967, and 1968, c) get hired by the Post Office in 1966, d) work my way through college, and e) graduate debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1970.)

— Top Biden officials to donors: We can win over Haley voters – ELENA SCHNEIDER and LAUREN EGAN (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in Illinois and in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? Is it the Haley delegates and alternate delegates? What do they want/demand from Trump?)

— Pritzker declares Illinois a sanctuary state for IVF services. Illinois has long been considered one of the best states in which to undergo IVF, and the governor is making sure that stays true. – Molly Sprayregen (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans. I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors in the 1980s used my and my wife giving up trying to have children without trying IVF to promote more hatred against me.)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.