Programmable money should terrify you’ — Layah Heilpern

The comments come as Layah Heilpern believes CBDCs will give rise to government enforced censorship which will prevent residents from transacting how they wish.

Government-controlled “programmable money should terrify you,” says social media influencer and TV Host Layah Heilpern, who sees central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) as a way for banks and governments to reign control over their people.

In an interview on Friday with British news outlet GB News, Heilpern, who also released Undressing Bitcoin: A Revealing Guide To The World’s Most Revolutionary Asset in September 2021, said the widespread rollout of a CBDC from nation states is on its way, and that it could lead to the financial censorship of citizens in the future.

Heilpern stated that as CBDCs are essentially programmable cryptocurrencies that run on blockchains, they could potentially be “programmed against you” at the whims of the centralized authority behind them:

If for whatever reason you say the wrong thing, because you know we’re seeing censorship increasing, then that money can essentially be programmed to be used against you.”

Heilpern added that while a lot of people might find this concept to be “quite bizarre,” it’s very realistic given the restrictions that were enforced on unvaccinated people by governments:

With a CBDC, all [the government] have to do really is program that money so you can’t spend it on certain things.”

Heilpern also said that while CBDCs will be marketed as “better for the environment,” and serve as a “solution to rising inflation rates,” that’s simply “a lie.”

Following up on the interview via a Twitter post, Heilpern didn’t mince her words as she stated that the “Central Bank Digital Currencies will be marketed as better for the environment and the solution to inflation. It’s a lie. Money is the energy that fuels your life; so programmable money should terrify you.”

According to an Oct. 2021 report, 110 countries are “at some stage” of CBDC development, with the Bahamas’ Sand Dollar CBDC being the first of its kind to be rolled out in Oct. 2020.

But, perhaps the most controversial CBDC is China’s yuan (e-CNY), issued by the People’s Bank of China, which had its pilot version launched in April 2020, with some suggesting the ban on crypto was conducted to make way for the digital Yuan.

The Bank of Russia also began CBDC testing and is aiming to have one launched before their presidential election in 2024.

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Teacher sacked ‘after refusing to call schoolgirl, eight, by a boy’s name’ launches judicial review

A primary school teacher who lost her job after she refused to address an eight-year-old pupil with male pronouns has launched legal action against the school’s governors and the local council.

The anonymous teacher is bringing a judicial review after she was sacked by the school earlier this year, with the case to be heard in the High Court in Birmingham next week.

It is thought to be the first time a teacher has taken action of this kind, The Sunday Times reports.

The year 4 teacher was suspended last autumn after she refused to use male pronouns and a male name for a pupil, arguing that it could cause harm to the child.

The year 4 teacher was suspended last autumn after she refused to use male pronouns and a male name for a pupil, arguing that it could cause harm to the child.

She continued to challenge the school’s ‘transgender affirming’ policies, which included allowing the child to wear boys’ uniform and use the boys’ toilets, before she was sacked earlier this year.

The school’s head teacher had told her in September last year that a pupil in her next class would be referred to by a boy’s name after the head had agreed to the child’s parents’ request to do so.

In an email to the head, the teacher wrote that she did not agree with calling the child ‘by the requested name and pronouns [because] I think it is harmful’.

She said her email ‘flustered’ the head and that they responded: ‘You have no choice, the family has requested it. You are in loco parentis.’

She could now be banned from teaching for life after the school reported her to the Teaching Regulation Agency.

The teacher’s case is being backed by the Christian Legal Centre, the legal branch of evangelical campaign group Christian Concern.

It says it works with clients ‘taking a stand for Jesus’ and handles cases for Christians ‘who have found themselves in court on account of their faith’.

Maya Forstater was discriminated against over gender-critical beliefs, tribunal rules

A researcher who lost her job at a thinktank after tweeting that transgender women could not change their biological sex has won her claim that she was unfairly discriminated against because of her gender-critical beliefs.

Maya Forstater suffered direct discrimination when the Centre for Global Development (CGD), where she was a visiting fellow, did not renew her contract or fellowship, an employment tribunal found on Wednesday.

The tribunal also ruled that Forstater, the executive director of Sex Matters, suffered victimisation with respect to the removal of her profile from CGD’s website.

Its decision comes after Forstater successfully brought a test case to establish that gender-critical views are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act. She initially lost that case at an employment tribunal in 2019 but won a landmark decision on appeal last year, with the judge stressing that while gender-critical views might be “profoundly offensive and even distressing to many others … they are beliefs that are and must be tolerated in a pluralist society”.

Italian city plans controversial social credit system

Italy’s seventh-largest city, Bologna, plans to introduce a “social credit” system to reward citizens’ good behavior, but critics warn of a potential dystopian scenario such as the one seen with China’s controversial social credit system.

The seat of the Emilia-Romagna region is developing an application that would reward those who demonstrate “desirable behavior” with so-called social credits. These behaviors coincide with general moral norms: citizens can earn points, for example, by following traffic rules, through optimal energy consumption or selective waste collection.

The name of the application is “Smart Citizen Wallet” and was unveiled at a press conference in Bologna on March 29 with the participation of Mayor Matteo Lepore. Massimo Bugani, director of the city’s “Digital Agenda,” also spoke at the event.

According to Bugani, the application can be seen as an investment towards the digital renewal of Bologna. The application is like Bologna getting a “new sewer system,” Bugani claimed, adding that more and more services will become digital in Italy in the coming years.

Currently, the legal status of the project is also questionable, as European Union directives do not allow mass collection of data from citizens.

In the Chinese social credit system, there are not only rewards, but also has penalties, such as restricted visa possibilities or higher taxes for “undesirable conduct,” all of it based on a set of criteria unknown to the public.

Same Sex Church marriages in Wales, hopefully within the next 5 years

Same-sex weddings could be held in churches in Wales in five years, the new archbishop has said.

The Most Rev Andrew John has said the church should be inclusive and “welcome people, where they are, who they are”.

Last year, the Church in Wales passed legislation meaning couples could have their civil partnership blessed.

It was carried by a two-thirds majority, to be used experimentally for five years, but individual clergy will decide whether to bless partnerships.

The new archbishop said he was “enormously heartened by that vote”.

“Although it wasn’t unanimous – it showed the Church in Wales has a common mind on this,” he said.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if, within that five-year period, we were once again talking about the marriage of same-sex couples,” he added.

Before that could take place, Andrew John said further discussion would be needed: “We need to make the journey and we then need to have the debate… and when we do that I think we’ll find ourselves looking back and thinking perhaps the concern or the trouble, real and sincere as it was, wasn’t a real problem.”

Same-sex marriages are not currently allowed by the Church of England or the Church of Scotland.

PROMIC Professionals for Medical Informed Consent and Non-Discrimination

Professionals for Medical Informed Consent and Non-Discrimination (PROMIC) is an umbrella group for organisations of health professionals, scientists and lawyers established in August 2021.


The founding organisations of PROMIC are the Alliance for Natural Health International and the UK Medical Freedom Alliance.

The two main objectives of PROMIC are to facilitate:


properly informed medical consent, especially in relation to COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and;

the avoidance of discrimination by governments authorities, institutions or private companies based on an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing status.

These forms can be downloaded from the Exemption Forms page.

High Court Ruling: Children under the age of 16, must convince a judge they understand the immediate and long-term consequences of taking puberty blockers

Children under 16 who want to undergo gender reassignment must now convince a judge they understand the “immediate and long-term consequences” of the process before taking puberty blockers, a landmark ruling said today.
The High Court has decided a child must be able to “understand, retain, and weigh” the factors involved in the process, including the implications of surgery and loss of fertility which may follow in the future.
Three top judges, Dame Victoria Sharp – sitting with Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven said the courts must weigh up whether the child can go ahead with the treatment, but said it is “very doubtful” 14 and 15-year olds will now be able to give consent and “highly unlikely” 13-year-olds could satisfy the test.
The ruling comes after a legal challenge by Keira Bell, a 23-year-old woman who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 before “detransitioning”, and the mother of a 16-year-old autistic girl who is currently on the waiting list for treatment.
The case was brought against Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust,
which said it was “disappointed” but immediately suspended such referrals for under-16s.

The NHS said it “welcomed the clarity” the ruling would bring.
One of the claimants, Keira Bell, said she was “delighted” by the judgment.

Christian school worker takes her dismissal fight to tribunal

A Christian school assistant who was sacked for posting on Facebook about plans to teach LGBT relationships in primary schools is taking her case to an employment tribunal.

Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire last year.

The mother-of-two shared and commented on Facebook posts which raised concerns about relationship education at her son’s Church of England primary school.

Mrs Higgs, who was posting on Facebook under her maiden name, shared two posts in October 2018.

In one Facebook post, Mrs Higgs urged people to sign an online petition against making relationships education mandatory.

In another she shared an article about the rise of transgender ideology in children’s books in American schools.

The Christian Legal Centre is supporting Mrs Higgs’s case at the employment tribunal, which is starting in Bristol on Monday.

Lawyers representing Mrs Higgs will argue that her sacking breached her freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Ahead of the hearing, Mrs Higgs said: “Nothing could have prepared me for what happened. I was told that the reasons behind my sacking were nothing to do with my Christian beliefs – it had everything to do with my Christian beliefs.

“The whole experience broke my heart. I have been punished for sharing concerns about relationships and sex education.

“My number one concern has always been the effect that learning about sex and gender in school will have on children at such a young age. I have not discriminated against anyone.

“Through my case I want there to be renewed freedom for others, especially Christians, to express their beliefs and opinions without fear of losing their jobs.”

by Rod Minchin

RSE Victory for Parental Rights – for now

Roger Kiska on the government’s announcement that schools can delay their introduction of Relationships and Sex Education
September 2020 is just around the corner, at which time the government’s new regulations on Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) will take force. If you are not yet familiar with the new regulations, Christian Concern has put together this video to guide you through what will be taught and what may be taught. The regulations will apply to all schools in England, regardless of whether your child’s school is maintained or independent.
However, one of the fundamental statutory requirements put in place under the regulations to safeguard parental rights is that schools must consult parents when drafting their school’s RSE policy, which includes informing parents of what is to be taught their children. To be clear, while the Department for Education, in guidance it released in October 2019 refers to this process as ‘parental engagement’, the law could not be any more clear that no less than consultation should take place. This means that your ability to give feedback should be robust and that the school must give due regard to the views of parents during the consultation process. Anything less would be a breach of the school’s statutory duty towards your rights.
Department for Education Delays Start of RSE
In a victory for parental rights, the Department for Education has now announced that while the new regulations making RSE compulsory will still take effect from September 2020, schools will nevertheless be able to delay introducing it into their pupils until Summer term 2021. The Department made their decision because of the impact of the coronavirus restrictions on education and how it has hampered the ability of schools to consult parents about their RSE policies.
We therefore encourage parents to write their children’s schools asking when those consultations will take place; letting them know that you support a delayed roll out of RSE given the short time frame between now and September.
The team at the Christian Legal Centre has put together the following draft letter to assist parents in engaging with their schools:

Dear [Headteacher Name],
I write this letter on behalf of my son/daughter, [child’s name], in Year [R-6].
I understand that from September 2020, new regulations requiring that relationships education be taught in the school will take force but that schools may delay beginning RSE until the summer term of 2021 as per the announcement of the Department for Education on 04 June 2020.
I am also aware that as a statutory pre-condition to relationships education being taught my child, the school must consult with parents as to the contents of the school’s RSE policy and what it intends to teach my child.
Would you please let me know when that consultation will be taking place and what materials will be used as part of the teaching of relationships education?
I am aware that time is of the essence because of how close we are to September 2020. Given the potential impact of how and what will be taught as part of relationships education on the manner in which I choose to raise my child in accordance with my Christian faith, I would urge the school to take the extension granted by the Department for Education to fully assess the needs of parents and ensure a robust consultation process.
Kind regards,
[Parent(s) name]

There is strength in numbers! Please act now for the benefit of our children.
Know Your Rights
As a helpful guide about your rights, it is important to note that schools do not have unfettered discretion in deciding on the content of RSE classes. In fact, schools are bound by numerous statutory requirements governing what and how they select material to be presented as part of RSE:
The material must be age appropriate [Section 34(3) of the Children and Social Welfare Act 2017];
The material must have due regard for the religious background of the pupils [also Section 34(3) of the Children and Social Welfare Act 2017];
The process in which the material is chosen and taught must respect the manner in which parents wish to raise their children in accordance with their own religious and philosophical convictions [Protocol 1, Article 2, European Convention on Human Rights];
The material cannot indoctrinate as to sensitive moral issues; i.e. any material chosen and the manner in which it is taught must be critical, objective and pluralistic [Kjeldsen, Busk Madsen and Pedersen v Denmark, Judgment, Merits, App No 5095/71 (A/23), [1976] ECHR 6, IHRL 15 (ECHR 1976), 7th December 1976, European Court of Human Rights [ECtHR]];
The material, and the way it is selected must have due regard to the school’s public sector equality duty to promote good relations among those with different protected characteristics, meaning that the school must have due regard not to cause offense or discord to parents of a faith background [Section 149(1)(c) Equality Act 2010];
Schools must consult with parents when drafting and amending their RSE policies [Section 80B(3) Education Act 2002; Section 2A(f) Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014];
Regard must be given to the principle that pupils are to be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes [Section 9, Education Act 1996];
The pursuit or promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject is forbidden [Section 406, Education Act 1996].
LGBT elements are not required to be taught as part of Primary school Relationships Education [Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards, Parliamentary Question Period 25 June 2019].

Christian Concern

Relationship Sex Education lessons in primary schools are being reviewed amid complaints.

There are growing concerns with guidance given for Relationship Sex Education “RSE”.
Kent and Barnsley councils are withdrawing on transgender issues in schools. In an email exchange with a concerned citizen, TEP’s Gille Heath said:
“In response to questions raised as to the legality of the Guidance, this was taken down on 15 May and is now under review.”

Last week, Shropshire County Council withdrew its own controversial guidance on transgenderism for schools and colleges and asked them to stop using the advice.
The document, ‘Guidance for schools and colleges on transgender and supporting transgender pupils’, said that pupils should have the “right” to use the toilets which match their so-called gender identity,
and should be allowed to access the changing rooms of the opposite sex.

Earlier this month, Oxfordshire Council’s ‘Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019’ was also withdrawn amid pressure from parents and an impending court case.
In March, lawyers representing Warwickshire County Council told The Christian Institute that it was dropping its explicit and misleading All About Me programme following the Institute’s threat of legal action.