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St. Paul Youth Services
St. Paul Youth Services (SPYS) received its first-ever grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) in FY 2020-2021. The grant was for $50,000.
SPYS’s website indicates that it was established 45 years ago, as a joint project of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Police Department. It is a youth program ostensibly designed to keep kids in school and out of prison. Unfortunately, SYPS is very active in promoting homosexuality and transgenderism to those very same kids and its executive director promotes homosexuality, birth control, Planned Parenthood, and transgenderism.
SPYS Direct Support for Homosexuality and transgenderism
In 2017, SPYS created a video on the use of preferred pronouns for self-identified “transgender” kids. The video is a clear propaganda piece intended to generate acceptance of sexually deviant behavior. This is the original link to the video, but we’ve uploaded the video to YouTube, in case the link here disappears.
On SYPS web page titled “Transform Institutional and Cultural Practices,” SPYS admits to its intention to change minds on homosexuality through training exercises:
“Each year, we partner with organizations and train and coach educators, police, and staff from nonprofits and public agencies on how to create organizations that are truly youth-centric, especially in terms of transforming their practices and environments to be more effective and welcoming for youth of color, LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth, and/or youth who have experienced trauma and/or poverty.”
This point is reiterated on its Public Policy Page, where it states that SPYS works “with elected officials and public agencies to assess the impact of policies on … LGBTQ youth.”
On SPYS’ webpage headlined “Our Approach and Services,” SPYS spells out that it produces workshops directed at adults in the hopes of breaking down barriers to “LGBTQ youth.” It says:
“IN THE COMMUNITY
Workshops & Training SPYS provides trains leaders and staff of nonprofits and public agencies who work with youth – whether by mission or circumstance – with the power to directly or indirectly influence youths’ lives. SPYS also offers a training course for individual community residents who want to build positive relations with youth in their community or neighborhood and start a local program to engage youth and introduce them to new skills and interests. All of SPYS’ workshops and trainings give adults a better understanding of youth developmental needs, the systemic barriers youth face (especially youth of color, youth living in poverty, and LGBTQ youth), and practical skills, confidence, and motivation to more effectively engage with young people.”
And this approach to promoting sexual deviancy among the youth is on bold display on its social media pages.
In June of 2016, SPYS boldly proclaimed that it “stands with” “our beloved LGBTQ+ youth.”
On June 28, 2016, SPYS posted on Twitter “Love and support for LGBTQ+ youth at #TCPride!”
On June 14 of the same year, SPYS posted that “We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community”
In December 2021, SPYS posted about its interest in “organizations transforming their practices and environments to be more effective and welcoming for … LGBT Youth.”
In June 2016, SPYS encouraged young people to participate in an LGBT arts festival.
In December of 2020, SPYS tweeted out its pro-lgbt video from 2017 (mentioned above).
The same video was promoted again in February of 2022.
Given this evidence, there is no denying the fact that SPYS is directly promoting and encouraging LGBT ideologies. But this shouldn’t be surprising, considering the gravely immoral ideologies of its executive director.
Tracine D. Asberry, Executive Director for SPYS
SPYS indicates right on its website that Tracine Asberry is the executive director for the organization.
Asberry has a long history of promoting Planned Parenthood and birth control on social media.
In January of 2017, Asberry wrote a long post calling upon Minnesotans to “March with Planned Parenthood!”
In July of 2014, Asberry expressed her displeasure at the SCOTUS ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby against the birth control mandate in Obamacare, saying: “It’s truly dangerous that five Justices on the Supreme Court have taken decisions about birth control coverage away from women and their doctors, and handed them to bosses.”
In December of 2016, Asberry posted a fundraising initiative for Planned Parenthood.
In July of 2014, Asberry applauded a report from Planned Parenthood about contraception.
On July 3, 2014, Asberry posted a link to Planned Parenthood, declaring that “Knowledge is Power.”
On May 15, 2018, Asberry posted a message decrying the increase in costs for birth control.
In addition to promoting Planned Parenthood and birth control, Asberry also promotes homosexual and transgender ideologies.
On May 14, 2013, Asberry celebrated the state ruling in favor of same-sex “marriage.”
In September 2014, Asberry fought against parental rights legislation aimed at protecting children against LGBT indoctrination.
April 2016, Asberry campaign for school programs that indoctrinated children in LGBT ideologies.
St. Paul Youth Services is an organization that is intent upon indoctrinating youth in LGBT ideologies and is run by an individual who openly campaigns in favor of Planned Parenthood, contraception, and LGBT indoctrination of the youth.