Arkansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto Of Bill Banning Sex Change Procedures For Kids
The Arkansas House voted 75-25 and the Senate 25-8 on Tuesday to override the veto on House Bill 1570, also known as the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act.
Arkansas is the first state in the nation to ban the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and elective cosmetic gender surgeries — the mutilation of sex organs — on gender dysphoric youth. A handful of other states, mostly across the Southern U.S., are considering similar legislation. Arkansas lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a veto from... Continue Reading
Alberta Health Services Statement on GraceLife Church Closure
Alberta Health Services physically closed GraceLife Church preventing access to the building until GLC complies with Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s restrictions.
[Editor’s note: This notice is the continuation of the dispute between GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, and Alberta Health Services about the advisability of the church holding worship services without getting clearance from Health Services during the COVID-19 mandated restrictions and shutdown. Read a news account of this story: Canadian Church Fenced Off by Authorities for... Continue Reading
Michigan University Can’t Punish Christian Club For Requiring Leaders Be Christian, Judge Rules
A federal court ruled to protect a Christian student organization whose official club status was revoked by a university for requiring its leaders to adhere to its statement of faith.
Judge Robert H. Cleland of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that the university’s actions “strike at the heart” of the First Amendment and are “obviously odious to the Constitution.” He added that the university’s “disparate and discriminatory” treatment of the religious group violates the Constitution’s Free Exercise Clause. He... Continue Reading
The Elect: The Threat to a Progressive America from Anti-Black Antiracists
The Elect harbor a religion that harms black people in countless ways.
Social history is complicated. It’s why people spend eons in training in it, and doing it well requires more than simply identifying how whites have been racists and leaving it there. The real social historian gets, for example, that a meme can be especially tenacious when it happens to be useful for other purposes. Teens... Continue Reading
The Rage Against Man
It is high time we stand up and speak out against this degradation—before we, too, are silenced.
One year on from the outbreak of the pandemic, we would do well to recognize the tragedy of the 2.7 million lives lost and the many families grieving the loss of a loved one. At the same time, we should maintain some sense of perspective. We live in a world where 3.1 million children die... Continue Reading
How C.S. Lewis Predicted the Woke Nightmare
Easy to see echoes of Screwtape in the demands of progressive demagogues.
In an addendum released shortly before the author’s death in 1963 – Screwtape Proposes a Toast – Lewis pivots from dispensing universal wisdom to directly criticizing social trends of his day, trends which have gone from mere whispers on college campuses 60 years ago to become orthodoxy with the power of law today. Reading it today, it... Continue Reading
The Conversion Therapy Bill Threatens Not Only Journalists and a Free Media but Also the Very Foundation of Democracy
We will not feel the full force of this draconian legislation until it takes effect in twelve months’ time.
With the implementation of this legislation, the empirical reality of scientific research is made null and void. It affects everything from the use of language (is it ‘they’, ‘she’ or something else?), the stifling of medical research and the outlawing of a biological worldview. Ultimately though, the legislation is inherently contradictory. A few years... Continue Reading
What It Means for a Jesus-Follower to “Be This Guy”
Stand with Jesus, against them all, to the glory of God for the sake of the vulnerable.
That’s what it means to “be this guy”. It’s not about fighting for my own perceived rights, it’s not about fighting against one political party whilst bedding another. Christians must stand against every corrupt system and never be co-opted to party. Ever. I’ve seen this meme pop up a few times. It’s usually in the context... Continue Reading
Revoice Gay-Straight Friends Planning a Life Together
Revoice rocked the Reformed world in 2018, introducing the first coming-out event that began normalizing homosexuality in the church. In 2020, they introduced the first coming-out of a gay-straight couple.
A “deep-dive” Revoice webinar entitled, “Better Together”: In this webinar we discover this gay-straight duo. It is there we discover why couple may be more descriptive than duo. Who are these men? The gay man is Art Pereira, a Student Ministry Director at Hope Presbyterian Church (PCA). His straight-friend is Nick Galluccio, a youth pastor... Continue Reading
Owen Barfield’s “History, Guilt, and Habit”
Vague collective guilt leads to societal disorder and societal evils greater than the ones that originally caused the problems.
As an example of where society has gone terribly wrong, Barfield considers the issue of race, racism, and racialism. Because we have lost the humane, we see not the person (essence) but the color (the accidents) and, because we have lost the notion of sin, redemption, and forgiveness, we—as a society—feel varying degrees of guilt.... Continue Reading