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Revolver Investigation, Part Two: Exposing the Media’s Plot to Hide Record Vaccine Deaths and Deceive Americans – Revolver

Revolver Investigation, Part Two: Exposing the Media’s Plot to Hide Record Vaccine Deaths and Deceive Americans – Revolver

Reader’s Note: This is Part Two of a three part series. If you haven’t done so, please read Part One here

Guest Post by Michael Thau, Ph.D.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a database managed by the CDC that collects reports of health problems experienced after taking a vaccine.

The point is to identify potential side effects that premarket safety testing may have missed. In fact, according to the CDC, VAERS is supposed to be “the nation’s frontline system for monitoring vaccine safety.” All the more so for the COVID-19 vaccines, since they were the first to go on the market without the long-term safety testing required for FDA approval. See Part 1 of this series.

So, you’d think that if some new vaccine wound up getting more death reports in five months than all the others combined had over the entire previous 28 years, that might warrant some attention.

Think again.

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An army of “journalists” and self-proclaimed “fact-checkers” stand ready to besiege anyone who dares to report on the this astonishing data. Not only is there nothing to see, suggesting otherwise makes you a “conspiracy theorist” or a “far-right extremist,” according to our betters in the fake news media.

But empty vilification hasn’t been the only scurrilous technique employed by the powers-that-be.

Real Number of Deaths Unknown

Those working to bury the VAERS data have a habit of ignoring the fact that a system like VAERS, which relies entirely on voluntary reporting but hardly anyone knows exists, is bound to capture a mere fraction of what it’s meant to detect.

When, for example, Tucker Carlson drew attention to the reports piling up in VAERS, the Washington Post, Forbes, and most other disparagers failed to mention his explicit reference to a group of Harvard researchers who conclusively demonstrated that the VAERS detection rate is abysmal. Again, see Part 1 of this series.

Carlson’s conclusion that, hence, nobody actually knows the true number of people who’ve died after Covid vaccination was flippantly assailed by the odious propagandists at Media Matters. But they made an irrelevant rebuttal in a manner designed to fool people into thinking he was wrong which involved a blatant lie:

But, that data does exist. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversees VAERS, it also runs the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). [Media Matters]

But of course the data exists somewhere. Carlson’s point was that no one has collected and analyzed it to determine the true number of post-COVID-vaccine deaths.

Moreover, it doesn’t exist at VSD, which contains information from only nine healthcare facilities scattered across the US — not the entire country. And its purpose is to “conduct studies based on questions or concerns already raised by the medical literature and reports to VAERS,” not to be a frontline detection system in its own right.

So, someone would have to actively sift through the VSD data to know the number of post-vaccination deaths experienced at just those nine facilities. And there’s zero indication anyone has done even that.

Not only does nobody know the real number of Americans who’ve died after taking a Covid vaccine, no one in charge seems to even care.

The media outlets providing our vaccine overlords cover have also kept despicably silent about how few reports were coming in prior to the COVID-19 vaccines. The media excoriated people for mentioning a “mere” 4,000 death reports in five months without mentioning that, before the Covid vaccines came along, VAERS had only exceeded 200 death reports in an entire year once in its three-decade history.

To be clear, the VAERS death report toll adds up to 1,000 more deaths than the number of people who perished on 9/11.

But the kicker is that, from beginning to end, Carlson made it clear his main point wasn’t even about VAERS.

His subject was the bullying and censorship that’s getting heaped on “anyone who dares to question vaccines,” and he spent way more time chronicling disturbing cases than he did on VAERS.

And nothing could have proven Carlson’s point better than the despicably dishonest responses twisting both his words and the facts.

As Carlson noted, the data piling up in VAERS doesn’t necessarily tell us anything about the Covid vaccines. Maybe, the relentless publicity has massively increased the likelihood that potential side effects will get reported.

But, without looking into the matter, it’s just as likely that the reprehensible vilification of anyone who so much as raises the possibility that getting jabbed is anything less than perfectly harmless has suppressed reporting.

Who knows? The fact is we won’t until someone looks.

Whatever the case may be, the volume of death reports flooding VAERS is, as Carlson noted, extraordinary. And the dishonest efforts to destroy anyone saying makes a full investigation much less likely, and could portend something very dark indeed.

We’ve barely plumbed the depths of the VAERS cover-up.

Preposterous lies

The narrative gatekeepers are also hiding a significant source of undercounting that’s likely occurring precisely because of the unprecedented volume of reports coming in.

Moreover, they’ve frequently done so by saying something both false and preposterous.

Jack Brewster of Forbes, for example, both revealed and justified the utter contempt he has for his readers’ intelligence with this risible nonsense:

 VAERS is designed to allow anyone to report an event, meaning the data is unverified… [Forbes]

But, in case you’re as dopey as the people who read Forbes evidently are, the fact that anyone can submit a report obviously doesn’t mean that they’re being entered into the database without any verification.

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake showed a little less disdain for his audience by at least taking the trouble to provide a bogus source for his claim that the “data in the VAERS system is unverified.” He linked to another attempt to squash discussion from his fellow charlatans at PolitiFact which, though it does indeed assert that VAERS reports “are not verified before they’re entered into the database,” gives no indication where they’re getting the idea from.

The vast army of internet trolls would be having a field day if PolitiFact’s ironically unverified claim were true. And the CDC’s “frontline system for monitoring vaccine safety” — apart from massively undercounting potential side effects because they’ve put zero effort into making sure that even medical personnel know about it (See part 1) — would also be stuffed with reports of people dying of all kinds of things that couldn’t possibly belong.

You know, like the COVID-19 fatality count.

We’ve known from the beginning that the virus’s official death toll deliberately conflates dying with Covid and dying from it. In fact, a number of factors guarantee an unknown but enormous number of bogus entries in the official death toll. The media is suggesting that the same holds for the post-Covid vaccine fatality reports flooding VAERS without a shred of evidence, thus proving the old adage that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

An AP effort to nip any public discussion in the bud contained this flagrantly deceptive remark by “Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice-chair of the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics and professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado”:

For example, if you get a vaccine and then you get struck by lightning, you can report that to VAERS. [AP]

Indeed, you can. But Dr. O’Leary’s implied suggestion that not only are such reports routinely entered, but that the reports of post-COVID-jab fatalities include so many they can safely be ignored, is such a low-down piece of deception that he ought to be stripped of his medical license, assuming it wasn’t forged to begin with.

Furthermore, those using this evident nonsense to stifle discussion are so convinced of your stupidity that they’re not just maintaining that the CDC keeps a publicly accessible database of possible adverse vaccine reactions in which reports are logged in willy-nilly without any verification.

They actually use this damning claim not to discredit the CDC, whose word they, nonetheless, insist we take as gospel, but to malign and bully those who assume that, if the CDC is maintaining a publicly accessible database, it isn’t going to be full of a lot of garbage data suggesting vaccines might cause people to be struck by lightning.

If the CDC really isn’t lifting a finger to weed out pranksters and saboteurs, then they’ve got to be deliberately fomenting the supposed irrational “anti-vaccine” sentiment we’re supposed to think is so dangerous.

But, on at least this occasion, the agency appears to be innocent of anything sleazy since they explicitly advise anyone submitting a report that:

You will be contacted by VAERS if follow-up information (i.e., medical records or other medical documentation) is needed. [Dept. of Health and Human Services]

That sentence would pretty clearly seem to indicate that there’s some kind of verification.

But it’s also the 11th response on a page listing 17 questions, each of which has to be clicked to view its answer. And the question itself doesn’t mention verification.

Moreover, after spending a couple hours trying to find out about verification, that one not-easy-to-find nor terribly informative sentence is the only thing that turned up.

So it appears that those in charge at the CDC must be so irredeemably corrupt as to actually want a reporting system in place that barely counts a fraction of potential vaccine side effects. It also looks like they’re not too keen on anyone knowing what happens to VAERS reports between submission and publication. Nor does the CDC appear to provide any information on the related question of lag time, leading most people to assume that what they’re seeing at any given time represents all there currently is.

But you know what they say about assuming.

How many additional reports haven’t been logged in?

There are a lot of reasons to think that, with regard to possible side effects of the COVID vaccines, at any rate, the assumption is wildly off the mark.

There are as many reports of life-threatening illnesses as there are deaths.

In fact, the COVID-19 vaccines have caused an unprecedented number of reports of any kind.

And, as Alex Berenson noted, it’s likely that any system that’s suddenly showing more reports in a single week than it used to record in an entire year is being overwhelmed enough to have a sizeable backlog.

Berenson also reported on one woman who submitted a VAERS report in January but only received a request for more information in late April. In the interim,, a jaw-dropping quarter-of-a-million reports were added, suggesting that the backlog might be enormous.

But there are also other reasons to think that the CDC must be in possession of an extraordinarily large volume of reports that they’re not telling us about.

Here’s a screenshot from May 12 of the number of COVID-vaccine reports recorded in VAERS, sorted by month of vaccination.

Here’s the same data request on May 28.

As you can see, sometime in mid-to-late May, more reports concerning people vaccinated in every prior month were entered into the system. Here’s that May-increase for each vaccination month.

As of May 28, 88% of adverse symptoms reported after Covid vaccination occurred within 15 days and 91% within 30. So, unless a lot of people are waiting several months to file a report, which though possible seems unlikely, the CDC must have a significant backlog of reports that are getting entered months after they were received.

But also notice that on May 12, the most adverse events were reported for people who’d been vaccinated in January. Adverse event reports then steadily declined for those jabbed in February through April.

And though the May 28 data also shows the most reports for January vaccinations, the reports that were added make the decline less significant and interrupt it, creating second peak for those vaccinated in March.

That makes perfect sense if there’s a backlog getting retroactively filled in since, as you can see below, the total number of doses administered peaked in April and the number of first doses in March.

And absent a backlog, that would mean adverse events were dropping off considerably even as the number of people getting jabbed kept increasing.

Again, not impossible. But a substantial backlog perfectly explains both the early peak in adverse event reports relative to doses administered in the May 12 VAERS data, and why that peak became less pronounced when more adverse events were entered into the system, making the May 28 data better align with the dosage charts.

The upshot of all of this is that, though the CDC is allowing everyone to think that the VAERS data is up-to-date without actually saying so, there’s a lot of interconnecting evidence that a lot more reports must have come in than those we’re currently being allowed to see.

All of this would be bad enough by itself. But when placed in the larger context of the deliberate deceptions we’re being subjected to about COVID-19 itself, it becomes orders of magnitude worse.

Though you need to take a few steps back to see it, something almost too awful to contemplate is happening. And we need to come to grips with what it is.

Stay tuned for the third and concluding installment of this series. 

Michael Thau is a columnist at RedState. He has a PhD in philosophy from Princeton and has been writing extensively on COVID-19 since this nightmare began.

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Revolver Series, Part One: Exposing the Media’s Plot to Hide Record Vaccine Deaths and Deceive Americans – Revolver

Part one of a series: The mainstream media goes to great lengths to cover up record VAERS deaths in the five months since Covid jabs began.

Guest Post by Michael Thau, Ph.D.

“What is happening now, for whatever reason, is not even close to normal.”

That’s what Tucker Carlson claimed, at any rate, prompting outraged denials from the old-guard media and those self-appointed “fact-checkers” who sprung up out of nowhere a few years back, claiming to be the final arbiters of truth.

Carlson was referring to the unusually large number of reports of people who’ve died after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 piling up in the CDC’s official database, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

And, if nothing else, we learned that those who control which facts and figures become objects of national obsession — those who most of us will never hear a word about — are hell-bent on keeping the VAERS data firmly in the latter camp.

As of May 28, VAERS contains 4,561 reports of post-Covid jab fatalities.

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That’s liable to not sound like very much if, like virtually everyone, you’ve never heard of VAERS.

After all, though most folks have been mesmerized into pretending otherwise about COVID-19 itself, we all know dying with isn’t really the same thing as dying from.

Nor is dying after.

So, given that around 8,000 Americans ordinarily perish in a single day, what’s so odd about finding 4,500 post-vaccination fatalities in five months during which time half the country got jabbed?

The attempts to portray Carlson as a malignant demagogue fomenting unjustified panic about a perfectly harmless but absolutely essential drug all leaned heavily on that point.

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake was typical:

The fact is that lots of people have received the vaccine — so many that plenty were going to die of something in the months that followed. [Washington Post]

But the pack of media scoundrels desperately yelling, “Nothing to see here!” are the ones playing fast and loose with the facts.

Indeed, they’ve resorted to so much deception to ensure that Carlson’s report gives birth to no wider discussion that their evident zeal to hide this year’s extraordinary increase in adverse event reports — for which the Covid vaccines are entirely responsible — raises even more disturbing questions than the data itself, as troubling as it is.

Massive Undercounting of Potential Side Effects

VAERS is what’s called a passive surveillance system, meaning that instead of actively searching for potential side-effects, it relies entirely on voluntary reporting.

And, though neither Blake nor any of the others determined to stifle discussion mention it, Carlson explicitly noted that it’s been established for over a decade that VAERS’ detection rate is abysmal.

A report submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2010 concluded that, quote, “Fewer than one percent of vaccine adverse events are reported by the VAER System.”

The report mentioned was the product of a million-dollar grant the Department of Health and Human Services gave some Harvard Medical School researchers to develop a computerized “active” system that would perform better than VAERS and then run randomized trials evaluating both.

The researchers don’t say how they arrived at that dismal 1% detection rate. But the data they do present paints an equally bleak picture.

From June 2006 through October 2009, they exhaustively searched for potential side effects among the 715,000 patients of Atrius Health, “a large multi-specialty group practice with over 35 facilities.”

Every patient receiving a vaccine was automatically identified, and for the next 30 days, their health care diagnostic codes, laboratory tests, and medication prescriptions were evaluated for values suggestive of an adverse vaccine event. [AHRQ.Gov]

Around half wound up getting some type of vaccine, and 35,570 potential adverse side effects were identified. Yet for the same period, VAERS recorded only around 73,000 within 30 days of vaccination in the entire country.

In other words, in a population 420 times as large, VAERS only managed to capture fewer than twice as many potential vaccine adverse events.

Feature or Bug?

No one should be surprised by the Harvard team’s findings. A system of voluntary reporting about which hardly anyone even knows is, after all, bound to miss virtually everything.

Nor is VAERS obscurity restricted to the general public. A 2013 study by researchers from the CDC itself found that almost 30% of health care professionals had never heard of it. Among those who’d come across a potential vaccine side effect and had, a jarring 83% still failed to file any report.

Yet, according to the CDC, VAERS is supposed to be  “the nation’s frontline system for monitoring vaccine safety,” raising the obvious question:

Why on earth is the CDC still using a passive surveillance system proven completely worthless over a decade ago that anyone could see was bound to massively undercount potential side effects, as nothing has been done to ensure public awareness of such a reporting system in the first place? 

And, unfortunately, the only answer seems to be that, for whatever dark reason, that’s exactly what the CDC wants.

And not just because they’ve made no effort to publicize VAERS and increase the dismal reporting rate among medical professionals nor replaced it with something better.

Not only was the Harvard team’s automated system never adopted. They weren’t even able to run the clinical trials comparing its effectiveness to VAERS’ because — after spending three years and a million taxpayer dollars — they found themselves ghosted by the CDC:

Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contacts were no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation. [AHRQ.Gov]

Truncated Safety Trials Sans Legal Liability

Because only six months of safety data is required for FDA approval, a “frontline system” for detecting potential side effects after vaccines go on the market that actually works is important.

But with regard to the COVID-19 vaccines, none of which even has FDA approval, the need is orders of magnitude greater.

If you’re surprised to hear about that lack of FDA approval, don’t blame yourself. The fact that the vaccine has only received what’s called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)  — like so much else about COVID-19 — is being systematically suppressed.

Anthony Fauci even lied on camera (yet again) when asked, “Which of the COVID-19 vaccines have been officially approved by the FDA?”

“Three of them,” replied Fauci, naming the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines that, in reality, only have EUAs. Something the odious little man was later forced to admit when the podcast host — who’d actually done his homework — called him out.

But you can understand why Fauci thought he could get away with lying given how rarely the media mentions any COVID-19 vaccine regulatory deficiencies.

Neither the flagship New York Times nor the Washington Post even bothered doing so in their stories announcing that the first Covid vaccine was going on the market. And though CNN was a rare exception, they made the difference between an EUA and FDA approval sound like some trifling bureaucratic formality:

Pfizer would have to file a separate application for its vaccine to be fully licensed by the FDA. [CNN]

What they’re not mentioning is all the neglected safety testing which that separate application would need to include.

A biologics license application required for FDA approval requires six months of data. But for COVID-19, the EUA requirement was cut down to only two months.

Another crucial piece of information being withheld raising the stakes even further. CNBC headlined one of the rare media stories mentioning that you can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either.

Nor will you be able to sue Johnson & Johnson or anyone else lucky enough to wind up in the very lucrative Covid vaccine business. The manufacturers and federal government have so much confidence in that truncated two months of safety testing that the former were granted the same immunity from liability the FDA already has.

And, of course, once again, not a finger has been lifted to make sure the American people know that, should anything go wrong, they’ve no one but themselves to legally blame — making the notion of informed consent the cruelest of jokes.

Making matters worse, when a vaccine goes on the market with only an EUA, the FDA is required to ensure that anyone taking it knows it’s only been authorized for emergency use, and apprise them of any known risks, as well as to the extent to which risks are unknown.

And it’s a bit tough to see how that duty could have possibly been discharged when hardly anyone even knows that the Covid vaccines were only granted an EUA.

Or that the reason was the long-term safety testing required for FDA approval wasn’t done.

Or that the manufacturers are immune from liability should that or any other deficiency prove tragic.

Or, for that matter — as another person the media has tried to silence, Alex Berenson, noted — that in the five months since the first vaccine hit the market, there have already been almost as many reports of post-Covid vaccine deaths than for every other vaccine combined in the database’s entire 30-year history.

You see, all those big media outlets and “fact-checkers” claiming it’s irresponsible to bring a mere 4,000 deaths to the public’s attention aren’t just ignoring VAERS’ abysmal detection rate.

They’re also lying through misdirection about what those they seek to silence think it’s important that you know.

It’s the jaw-dropping increase in COVID-vaccine reports, not the absolute number, that Tucker Carlson, Alex Berenson, and others are getting hammered for trying to alert you about.

Here’s a picture that ought to be worth a thousand very disconcerting words.

That’s what the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, and a host of less influential outlets are trying to tell you isn’t worth noticing.

Or rather, that’s what they’re trying to hide from you when they focus solely on the absolute number of post-Covid vaccine death reports without mentioning that there have already been more submitted in just five months than in the previous 27 years for all other vaccines combined.

And it’s not because more Covid vaccines were administered than other vaccines. More were jabbed for the flu in just the last season alone. And that’s not even considering all the other 55 available vaccines.

It’s unquestionable that Tucker Carlson was right. Something extraordinary is occurring. Anyone denying it would look like an idiot. So they lie about what the issue is instead, then lie some more to tear down the strawman they’ve built. Another tactic they use is to vilify anyone trying to make the real cause of concern public with terms like “far-right extremist.”

It’s of course possible that this extraordinary data has some harmless explanation. But it’s also possible it represents a profoundly serious problem. Especially since VAERS’ apparently intentional lousy detection rate means we’ve no clue what the real number of adverse events even is.

We won’t have answers until someone takes the time to find them.

And the fact that no one in charge seems to give a damn and, indeed, that they sit back in silence as the world’s most influential news outlets flagrantly lie in a desperate effort to stop the public from even learning there’s anything that needs explaining is, as we’ll see, merely the first of many signs that a rushed-to-market deadly vaccine, as bad as that would be, is the least of our worries.

Stay tuned for part two of this three part series.

Michael Thau is a columnist at RedState. He has a PhD in philosophy from Princeton and has been writing extensively on COVID-19 since this nightmare began.

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Tucker Carlson: Is Dr. Fauci under criminal investigation? | Fox News

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host asks if Anthony Fauci is under criminal investigation

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host asks if Anthony Fauci is under criminal investigation after the release of emails that show what the NIAID director knew about the origins of COVID. 

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Dangers To Christianity Are Coming From Left And Right And Inside — The Aquila Report

Christian Nationalism attempts to fuse the Christian message and hope with the political and cultural ambitions of a particular nation or people group. In the end, the Gospel becomes a tool of nationalism, serving not to proclaim the Lordship of Christ to the nations but to preserve a way of life draped in Stars and Stripes (or whichever country it happens to be).

“They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.” (Jude 12b)

When I learnt to walk across the road as a young child, like all parents, mine taught me to look both right and left. It’s one thing to look right, but what if there’s a truck hurtling down the road from my left? Or, I might notice the truck to my left and be oblivious to the SUV that’s roaring toward me on my right. In this current season threats to Christian orthodoxy and life are coming to us from the left and the right.

‘Everyone did as they saw fit’ has become the Christian mantra for today. But of course, the book of Judges wasn’t offering us an invitation to change the Christian message, it was the stark assessment of God’s people who hard hardened their hearts.

Take for example, Christian Nationalism. This is a dangerous and anti-Christian movement. Christian nationalism has found many expressions in history, and many of us probably assumed that with the close of the 20th Century, such appalling abuse of the Gospel would have ceased. Sadly, that is not the case. Christian Nationalism attempts to fuse the Christian message and hope with the political and cultural ambitions of a particular nation or people group. In the end, the Gospel becomes a tool of nationalism, serving not to proclaim the Lordship of Christ to the nations but to preserve a way of life draped in Stars and Stripes (or whichever country it happens to be).

The rise of Christian Nationalism has produced a new product which is now being marketed across the USA. A ‘new’ Bible was been launched: the God Bless the USA Bible. What makes this edition blasphemous is not changes made to the actual words of Scripture (I’m not aware of any such alterations), but the name given to the Bible and the compendium that is added.  The name, God Bless the USA Bible is a dead give away; it is unequivocally nationalist is meaning and tone. The Stars and Stripes motif that covers the book is another indicator that something is seriously wrong. There’s more, when the book is opened not only can you read God’s Holy Word, but included is a handwritten chorus to God Bless The USA , The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, and The Pledge of Allegiance.

This publication is blasphemous and offensive to Christians across the world. I hope you also find this troubling and problematic. This abduction is an attack on the message, nature and sufficiency of Scripture. Indeed, it is an assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ which does not belong to any single nation or culture. It’s interesting to observe that while friends on the left may see the follow of this attempt to nationalise the Bible, they too are guilty of similar offense. So much of the discourse surrounding ‘redeeming society’ and ‘saving the world’ has the effect of minimising things like conversion and the central purpose of the Church, and instead encourages things like cultural engagement through social and political means.

If the Bible you use cannot cross borders without losing its significance, then you should probably change the Bible you are reading. Indeed, the God Bless the USA Bible is proving divisive even within the United States.

In another story, a bishop from the Lutheran denomination in the United States has announced that they are changing the teaching of the Nicean Council so that it conforms to transgender ideology. The Nicene Creed is one the most important documents written in the history of the Church, and it remains foundational in explaining and summarising essential Christian doctrines to this day. Many of our churches probably recite the Nicene Creed (if not, perhaps we should).

The new elected bishop, Megan Rohrer, identifies as transgender. This alone should ring alarm bells for a Christian Church, but sadly adherence to the latest versions of the sexual revolution is often deemed more important than fidelity to Scripture.

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Dangers To Christianity Are Coming From Left And Right And Inside — The Aquila Report

The Misplaced Emphasis on Mary in Roman Catholic Doctrine and Practice — BLOG – Beautiful Christian Life

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One of the most noticeable features of Roman Catholicism is its doctrinal and practical emphasis on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Every significant Roman Catholic dogmatic theology text includes a lengthy section, if not an entire volume, devoted to Mariology. Dozens upon dozens of lengthy books on Mary are published every year, and this doesn’t include all of the candles, statues, pendants, portraits, nightlights, lampshades, rosary stands, throw blankets, jigsaw puzzles, and more with Mary’s image. 

Roman Catholic practice includes prayers to Mary, hymns to Mary, and exaltation of Mary as queen of the universe. 

Over the centuries, Mary’s role in Roman Catholic doctrine and practice has only increased. In the nineteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church declared as dogma the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (not to be confused with the doctrine of the miraculous conception of Christ), and in the twentieth century, the Roman Church added the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. Vatican II used the title “Mediatrix” to refer to Mary. As Mediatrix, Mary is seen as the one who mediates the redemptive work of her Son Jesus Christ. Roman Catholic practice includes prayers to Mary, hymns to Mary, and exaltation of Mary as queen of the universe. These are essentially acts of worship, effectively making of Mary a quasi-divine goddess of sorts. 

Obviously, Mary had a unique role in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. The incarnation began in her womb. As the Definition of Chalcedon expresses it, the Lord Jesus Christ was “begotten before the ages from the Father as regards his divinity, and in the last days the same for us and for our salvation from Mary, the virgin God-bearer as regards his humanity.” She truly was blessed to be chosen for this unique task. And her humble and faithful response to God’s call upon her is a model example of faith.

The emphasis among the Apostles is upon Jesus Christ, not Mary.

That said, does the dramatic emphasis on Mary in Roman Catholic doctrine and practice correspond in any way to the emphasis we find in the doctrine and practice of Christ’s apostles?

No, it doesn’t. 

Anyone familiar with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice might suspect that the New Testament is filled with teaching about Mary and filled with examples of devotion to Mary. However, as is often the case with Rome, the correspondence between its teaching and practice and the teaching and practice of the Apostles is non-existent. The emphasis among the Apostles is upon Jesus Christ. As Paul says, “we preach Christ crucified” (1 Cor. 1:23). And a bit later: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). No one is surprised at the apostolic emphasis upon Jesus Christ. But do they also emphasize Mary in the way that the Roman church does?

Outside of the Gospels, Mary is mentioned by name only once—in Acts 1:14.

Let’s look at one way we might consider emphasis—the number of times a person is explicitly mentioned by name (I know this has only limited use, but this is a blog post, not a journal article, and this does shed some light on the question). 

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is mentioned explicitly by name a total of 19 times in the entire New Testament. The majority of those references are naturally found in the birth narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke because birth narratives are where mention of a mother would be expected. In Matthew, she is mentioned by name 5 times. In Luke, she is mentioned by name 12 times. That’s 17 out of the total of 19. In Mark, she is mentioned by name once. Outside of the Gospels, Mary is mentioned by name only once—in Acts 1:14. 

Mary isn’t mentioned by name a single time in the epistles of Paul, Peter, John, James, and Jude. She is referred to as “woman” once by Paul in Gal. 4:4 when he writes, “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.” Even this one reference, however, is saying something about Jesus rather than about Mary. It’s indicating His true humanity. Scholars are continually publishing books on the Pauline theology of this doctrine or that doctrine. It’s not even possible to write an article on the Pauline doctrine of Mary, however, much less a book, because Paul doesn’t say anything about her. 

Mary is never mentioned by name in any of the Epistles.

Outside of the early chapters of Matthew and Luke, Mary is mentioned by name only twice in the entire New Testament and not even once in the Epistles where the various newly planted churches are being given foundational apostolic teaching regarding doctrine and practice. 

For the sake of comparison consider the number of times some other biblical figures are mentioned explicitly by name in the New Testament and in the Epistles:

  • Moses – 79 times in the NT (23 of those in the Epistles)
  • Abraham – 71 times in the NT (33 of those in the Epistles)
  • David – 54 times in the NT (6 of those in the Epistles)
  • Isaac – 18 times in the NT (8 of those in the Epistles)
  • Noah – 8 times in the NT (3 of those in the Epistles)
  • Adam – 7 times in the NT (6 of those in the Epistles)
  • Eve – 2 times in the Epistles

Eve is mentioned by name only twice in the epistles, and that is still more than the number of times Mary is mentioned by name (zero times). [As a side note, it is fascinating that around the third century or so, as Christians started looking for people and events in the Old Testament that prefigured people and events in the New Testament, they focused on Christ as the second Adam. Somehow, they concluded that if Jesus is the second Adam then Mary must be the second Eve. An entire Mariology then began to develop from this curious parallel they drew. The analogy is faulty, however. Eve was Adam’s wife, not his mother. If anything in the New Testament is an analogy to Eve, it is the bride of Christ, not the mother of Christ.] 

The Apostles are Christ-centered in their doctrine and practice, and they preach Christ and Him crucified.

In any case, Mary is never mentioned by name in any of the epistles. Does this mean that Mary is unimportant? No, but her level of importance is where the apostles placed it when they wrote the birth narratives in the Gospels. She had the awe-inspiring and unique blessing of being the mother of God-incarnate, the Lord Jesus Christ. But once the apostles move beyond the birth narratives, she fades into the background. The focus is now on the one she bore in her womb. The focus is now on the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostles are Christ-centered in their doctrine and practice, and there isn’t even a hint of the kind of Mary-centered doctrine and devotion that is now found in the Roman Catholic Church. Paul doesn’t talk about her in his writings. Peter doesn’t talk about her in his writings. James doesn’t talk about her in his writings. They continually talk about Jesus. They preach Christ and Him crucified.

Roman Catholic Marian doctrine and practice is to the teaching of the Bible what the romantic subplot between Tauriel and Kili in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films is to the book written by Tolkien.

The extreme misplaced emphasis on Mary in Roman Catholic doctrine and practice is simply one more of the many ways that the Roman Catholic Church publicly displays how radically different it is from the Church that Jesus Christ founded.

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Keith Mathison is professor of systematic theology at Reformation Bible College and the author of numerous books, including From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical EschatologyThe Shape of Sola Scriptura, and Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.

This article is adapted from “The Misplaced Marian Emphasis of Roman Catholicism“ by Keith Mathison. To read more content by Dr. Mathison, please visit keithmathison.org.Click Here to Subscribe to BCL’s Free Monthly Newsletter and Weekday Devotional

Recommended Book:

Compel Them to Come In: Calvinism and the Free Offer of the Gospel by Donald Macleod

The Misplaced Emphasis on Mary in Roman Catholic Doctrine and Practice — BLOG – Beautiful Christian Life

White House Is Planning A ‘Graceful Exit’ For Anthony Fauci After Leaked Emails Show Pattern Of Deception And Coverups Surrounding COVID Scandals — Now The End Begins

“He lied to the American people,” Paul said. “There was gain of function research going on with Dr. Shi Zhengli at the Wuhan Institute.”

Right now in the Joe Biden White House, administration officials are furiously wargaming how to ‘gracefully exit’ disgraced CDC doctor Anthony Fauci after leaked FOIA emails show a consistent pattern of deceit and deception regarding events related to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent global lockdown. Fauci’s own emails show him to be a horrific liar.

The fake news media is spinning this 6 ways to Sunday, and on Twitter we are seeing almost nothing but coverup stories from Liberal rags like the Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC. They are desperately trying to paint Fauci as a ‘COVID crusader’ who spent ’18 hours per day’ answering emails and ‘leading America’ through dark and stormy times. One thing is for sure, Fauci did spend a lot of time writing emails, and today they have come to light.

Sen. Rand Paul Calls to ‘Fire’ Dr. Anthony Fauci: ‘Told You’

FROM BREITBART NEWS: Sen. Rand Paul, an outspoken critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci, called for his firing following the emergence of emails showing how the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief handled the pandemic behind the scene — from admitting that the “typical mask you buy at the drugstore is not really effective in keeping out virus” to asking a colleague to “please handle” the narrative centering around the Wuhan Lab theory.

The emails also reveal the cozy relationship with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director George Gao.

“Told you,” Paul said, using the hashtag #firefauci.

“Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails,” he added:

Tuesday, excerpts obtained by the Washington Post show Fauci’s cozy email exchanges with George Gao, his Chinese counterpart:

The released emails show that Fauci indeed tried to answer many queries, sometimes hitting “send” well after midnight. And even as Trump ratcheted up attacks on China for not containing the virus after it was first discovered there, Fauci sought to maintain ties with Gao, a well-regarded Chinese scientific leader — and Gao with him.

Emails also reveal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg reached out to Fauci, thanking him for his leadership and alerting him of the “rollout of Facebook’s coronavirus information hub, which artificially boosted ‘authoritative’ information about the virus,” as Breitbart News detailed.

Another email shows Fauci dismissing store-bought masks, noting the ”typical mask you buy at the drugstore is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material”:

The revelations come on the heels of Fauci admitting that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the Wuhan lab, but he continues to deny a role in gain of function research.

Ron Paul, however, said Fauci committed perjury May 12 over his gain of function comments.

“He lied to the American people,” Paul said. “There was gain of function research going on with Dr. Shi Zhengli at the Wuhan Institute.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday that Fauci’s purported role in gain of function research “absolutely needs to be fully investigated and vetted.” READ MORE

White House Is Planning A ‘Graceful Exit’ For Anthony Fauci After Leaked Emails Show Pattern Of Deception And Coverups Surrounding COVID Scandals — Now The End Begins

FEMINISM RISING IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION — thirtypiecesofsilverdotorg

” Feminism does not grow movements. It is a barren womb of activism, discontent, and political mood swinging to the far left.”

By Thomas Littleton

6/1/2021

The age-old “Christian equality ” movement and denominational destroyer ,filled with critical theories and feminist theology brazen enough to even seek to redefine the nature of God and the Trinity are part of the current SBC groundswell of errors.Trust it-this is about much more than WOMEN IN THE PULPITS.

NOTE- (This author has been in many different churches and movements including some who have historically ordained women to the pastorate and opened the doors to pulpit ministry. The primary opposition expressed here is the brazen effort to set aside Biblical authority , redefining or challenging it and to craft talking points to appear to be “faithfully” pushing an egalitarian movement mixed with  “conservative theology”. Neither history nor the fruit of these efforts are on the side of those who drive them..no matter what theological posture they assert. In the past those who seek to feed feminism end up belittling and downgrading women and motherhood and family .These NEVER make for unity or happiness on the part of those consumed by them. Besides the lack of spiritual joy and satisfaction, these efforts always result in decline and FURTHER  rebellion by seeding manifold progressive errors and politics within the landscape. Feminism does not grow movements. It is a barren womb of activism, discontent, and political mood swinging to the far left.)

Intersectionality weds all the biblically illegitimate ideologies into one loveless child of activism. From Me Too- to Trans- to Critical Theories -to Race Baiting-to the total downgrading of womanhood and family..this package has it all and is out for blood. Jezebel would be proud. 


Feminism now has brought both its historical weaponization of womanhood and a newly found set of talking points and wrapped at least sometimes in the sheeps clothing of conservative theology. It appears that since the rise of The Gospel Coalition, any progressive political action group can CLAIM  to be historically conservative and biblical and still be believed. Perhaps all that is needed today is enough money to afford the latest think tank talking points and some useful allies at the top of the food chain among Southern Baptist and presto -you have validation. Such is the current movement for “Egalitarianism” and the ordination of women in the Southern Baptist Convention. Don’t laugh !  It is not coming …it is already here.


SOME NEW VOICES ARE JOINING THE BROADER EVANGELICAL  PUSH FOR “EQUALITY” -RACE-LGBTQ RIGHTS AND ENDLESS ADVOCACY OF VICTIMHOOD. 

These new voices are highly coordinated and working in unison -too much so to trust the long term goals they harbor.
Among them are:

Aimee Byrd
Kristin du Mez ( Seems SBC Presidential candidate Ed Litton is reading her book now and finds it compelling)
Beth Allison Barr
Devi Abraham

MORE ON THEIR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND BOOKS IN A MOMENT

Read More: FEMINISM RISING IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION — thirtypiecesofsilverdotorg

June 2 Evening Quotes of The Day

The Mercy of Praying Parents
Proverbs 22:6; James 5:16

What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!

JOHN FLAVEL

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Be Patient with All, First with Ourselves
Romans 5:12–19; 1 Corinthians 15:22

It is necessary to have patience with all the world, and firstly with ourselves. We are more troublesome to ourselves than anyone else is to us, as soon as we are able to distinguish between the old and the new Adam.

FRANCIS DE SALES

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Alexander: Timeline: Exposing the ChiCom Virus Cover-Up

Tracing the deadly serial viral deceptions propagated by Democrat politicians and their Leftmedia propagandists.

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” —George Washington (1795)

(What follows is a detailed investigative timeline of the Democrat and Leftmedia deceptions regarding the origin of COVID-19 — the ChiCom Virus pandemic. You can review our comprehensive pandemic timeline here.)

On 30 April 2020, when Chinese dictator Xi Jinping was claiming few COVID-19 deaths, then-President Donald Trump was asked if he was aware of evidence indicating the virus might have originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s (WIV) P4 infectious disease lab.

Trump declared: “Yes, I have. … You’ll be learning in the not-too-distant future. But it’s a terrible thing that happened — whether they made a mistake or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one. Or did somebody do something on purpose?” Trump added, “I think the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves,” because they were clearly complicit in the ChiCom cover-up of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus origins.

The same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated the evidence was not conclusive yet: “We don’t know if it came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We don’t know if it emanated from the wet market or yet some other place. We don’t know those answers.” But days later he confirmed the origin intel, saying he had seen “enormous evidence” that the virus infecting much of the world originated in the WIV’s P4 lab: “I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan.”

Predictably, the Leftmedia talkingheads and scribes lined up to declare that Trump’s lab assertion was fake news. Typical was this CNN headliner featuring the network’s favorite “pandemic expert”: “Anthony Fauci just crushed Donald Trump’s theory on the origins of the coronavirus.” According to CNN:

Enter Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and perhaps the single most prominent doctor in the world at the moment. … Fauci was definitive about the origins of the virus which has sickened more than a million Americans and killed more than 68,000: “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now … everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.” Now, before we play the game of “he said, he said” remember this: Only one of these two people is a world-renowned infectious disease expert. And it’s not Donald Trump.“

That notwithstanding, three months before Trump’s assertion, we had already affirmed our concurrence with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on the question of COVID-19’s origin — and in January of 2020, our sources corroborated Cotton’s original assessment that the virus likely originated in the WIV’s P4 lab.

Let’s back up for a minute and review the timeline of Sen. Cotton’s vital role in helping the Trump administration — and our nation — get out in front of the coming ChiCom Virus and exposing Xi’s cover-up.

On 22 January of last year, the day Trump first made public mention of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Sen. Cotton warned the administration that Xi’s CCP regime was engaged in a systematic cover-up of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Cotton: “Once again, a deadly virus is emanating from China. Hundreds have fallen ill in Asia and at least one confirmed case has reached the United States. It’s imperative that the CCP be fully transparent and share information so we can stop this disease from spreading. … In the past, the CCP has lied, falsified statistics, and suppressed information about outbreaks in order to cover for its own incompetence.”

Additionally, Cotton advised the Trump administration that he believed all travel should be stopped between the U.S. and China.

On 28 January, Sen. Cotton sent letters to the secretaries of State, HHS, and DHS, warning, “No amount of screening [at entry points] will identify a contagious-but-asymptomatic person afflicted with the coronavirus.” A day later he warned in Senate testimony that CV19 was going to be “the biggest and the most important story in the world,” but his concerns were drowned out by the Democrats’ House/Senate impeachment charade, which dominated the political and news cycles.

Recall that after Trump implemented restrictions on travel from China, presidential wannabe Joe Biden infamously insisted, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria xenophobia [sic], hysterical xenophobia, and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) jumped on board, condemning the restrictions and reissuing her call for passage of the Demos’ No Ban Act to prevent Trump from imposing what she said were “biased and bigoted restrictions.” Pelosi declared, “The Trump administration’s expansion of its un-American travel ban is a threat to our security, our values and the rule of law.” (There were 219 House Democrat cosponsors of the No Ban Act. On 13 March, Pelosi quietly withdrew her legislation to prevent travel bans.)

On 31 January, The Patriot Post affirmed Sen. Cotton’s findings about the ChiCom cover-up, and though the Chinese communist government claimed about 220 deaths and 10,000 infections, our sources indicated that the actual rates of infection and deaths in China are much higher. In fact, the official ChiCom reports likely represent less than 0.5% of the actual dead and infected — that’s one-half of one percent. In retrospect, this will likely prove understated, as the deaths in China may be 1,000 times the “official death count.” We warned this could be as devastating as the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which, by the way, likely also originated in China, not Spain.

For the record, at that time, I had also spoken with a Chinese geneticist I knew personally, who distinguished herself as part of an international team working on the human genome project. She had previously worked with the Wuhan Institute P4 lab — and based on her expertise as a geneticist, she believed there are four factors about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that imply it was altered, meaning it did not come from nature.

On 27 February, The Washington Post accused Sen. Cotton of repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that had already been “debunked.” That was in regard to Cotton’s assertion that the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may have originated in China’s P4 biolab in Wuhan. Likewise, on 17 February, The New York Times headlined the declaration: “Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins.”

Responding to their claims, Cotton doubled down on his position in an interview with Maria Bartiromo and a Wall Street Journal op-ed, reiterating: “Beijing has claimed that the virus originated in a Wuhan ‘wet market,’ where wild animals were sold. But evidence to counter this theory emerged in January. Chinese researchers reported in the Lancet [medical journal] Jan. 24 that the first known cases had no contact with the market, and Chinese state media acknowledged the finding. There’s no evidence the market sold bats or pangolins, the animals from which the virus is thought to have jumped to humans. And the bat species that carries it isn’t found within 100 miles of Wuhan.”

In mid-April, a government report concluded the “most likely” source of the virus was the P4 lab: “All other possible places of the virus’ origin have been proven to be highly unlikely.”

A week after Trump’s 30 April remarks about evidence pointing to the WIV P4 lab, Sen. Cotton, who had then taken on the primary role of exposing Xi Jinping’s agenda to conceal the outbreak, moved back into the line of fire. He referenced new intelligence reports indicating that in October of 2019, when he estimated the lab leak occurred, the Chinese government shut down roads and communications around the lab.

Again, those were Cotton’s comments from May of 2020, and only now is the mainstream media focusing on this well-documented incident.

Cotton added: “There’s no question that Xi Jinping and senior officials in the Chinese Communist Party were pressuring the WHO all the way back to December to undersell the risk of this virus. They knew in China early on, probably as early as the early days of December, and that this virus was both highly contagious in humans and very deadly for certain people. Yet they wanted to save face. In addition to saving face, they wanted once they realized this virus was going to cripple their own economy, that it did not remain limited to China.”

In September, Sen. Cotton called for a reckoning with the ChiCom government, insisting China should pay for its lethal and catastrophic cover-up, first seeking to end China’s “most favored nation” trade status with the U.S. Five months earlier, I wrote, “COVID-19 Was Made in China — Send Xi the Bill,” noting there was a clear and indisputable liability case to be made against China, which should include remuneration of the economic costs to our nation.

Indeed, in the 16 months since Cotton’s initial warnings, ample evidence has emerged indicating that the ChiComs have, again, “lied, falsified statistics, and suppressed information about outbreaks in order to cover for its own incompetence.”

For example, as of today, Xi’s communists are reporting only 4,636 COVID deaths — in a country of 1.3 billion people where the ability to social distance and sanitize is abysmal for many millions. And yet, over the course of the past 16 months, Demo politicians and their Leftmedia ChiCom apologists have reported information from China as if it were hard fact — when almost all official ChiCom state news is fake news.

The COVID mortality in China was undoubtedly a factor in that tyrannical state’s decision this week to give parents permission to have up to three children, instead of just two.

As evidence of the lab source mounts, however circumstantial, it is increasingly clear that the Demos and media endeavored to cover up the cover-up. Some Leftmedia outlets have begun to backpedal on their claims that the lab origin was a “debunked conspiracy theory.”

This month, a year after Cotton’s original report about the mysterious Wuhan blackout in October of 2019, we now know that in the same timeframe, three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized with COVID-like symptoms.

Recall that in January of this year, then-Secretary of State Pompeo disclosed that investigators have “reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak [despite China’s] public claim that there was ‘zero infection’ among the WIV’s staff and students, of SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-related viruses.” He added: “Despite the WIV presenting itself as a civilian institution, the WIV has collaborated on publications and secret projects with China’s military. The WIV has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.”

In February, knowing the Biden administration was likely to suppress information about the WIV lab concerns, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe confirmed: “Mike Pompeo and I worked very hard to get some of our best intelligence out before we left the office … so we could talk about what we knew about China and COVID. And some of that intelligence is this. The Chinese military ordered scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology to experiment with coronaviruses starting as far back as 2017. Some of those viruses were 96.2% genetically similar to the current COVID-19 virus, and further, some of those scientists working on the similar coronaviruses became sick with Covid-like symptoms in the fall of 2019.”

Ratcliffe asked these salient questions: “If this really was a naturally occurring virus … if no one was to blame for this, why would Chinese officials suppress and silence doctors and scientists and journalists from writing about it? If no one was to blame, why would Chinese officials prevent the world’s best scientists and the doctors from coming to Wuhan for more than a year?”

Last week, David Asher, who directed the Pompeo investigation into COVID’s origins, disclosed that government biostatisticians calculated that the odds of SARS-CoV-2 evolving naturally were “one in 13 billion.”

Now, even Fauci is ducking and covering, given calls from the scientific community for an investigation. Asked if he remained convinced that COVID-19 developed naturally, which previously he vigorously defended, he admits, “No, actually. I am not convinced about that. I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out — to the best of our ability — what happened. … So, you know, that’s the reason why I said I’m perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus.” Bull pucky.

This would be the same Anthony Fauci who we now know approved funding for Wuhan Institute of Virology research into deadly gain-of-function experiments in 2014.

That revelation led to an excoriating WaPo op-ed in 2019 from Tom Inglesby of Johns Hopkins University and Marc Lipsitch of Harvard. They protested: “We have serious doubts about whether these experiments should be conducted at all. … With deliberations kept behind closed doors, none of us will have the opportunity to understand how the government arrived at these decisions or to judge the rigor and integrity of that process.”

As I have asserted, Trump should have fired Fauci in April of 2020, when it was determined he had publicly lied about the efficacy of wearing masks. Since that time, he has flip-flopped like a beached flounder on numerous other “Fauci Facts.” Clearly, he had long passed his expiration date, and keeping him on proved to be a “Faucian bargain” that in no small measure contributed to Trump’s election loss last November.

And beyond the growing consensus that the ChiCom Virus pandemic originated in the Wuhan Institute’s P4 lab, the next logical outlying question is: Was the ChiCom suppression of the release a strategic decision to wreak havoc on the economies of its global competitors — principally the U.S. — or worse, was the release intentional?

Venerable journalist Brit Hume cautiously teased that question recently: “[The Wuhan lab source] becomes undeniable, and more clear than ever, but this is a rogue state. This is an outlaw state. This is not a ‘member of the international community.’ … This is a nation which will suppress the truth, maybe wipe out people in their own ranks who try to tell the truth. … So far as we know the Chinese did not [deliberately release the virus] but it hasn’t been disproven, and given the way China acts I don’t believe you can completely rule it out.”

You can’t rule it out … which resonates back to Trump’s remarks in April of last year: “…whether they made a mistake or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one. Or did somebody do something on purpose?”

So, will there be a global repudiation of China when the dust settles on the graves and economies of the free world? Maybe, but it won’t be led by ChiCom Joe.

Biden actually shut down the virus origin investigation launched by Mike Pompeo and, laughably, called on the corrupt ChiCom-pandering World Health Organization to conduct an investigation. However, as the media tide is now turning on the origin question, Biden has called for his own redundant 90-day intel review on what has already been reviewed, hoping he can spin those findings to ensure he doesn’t have to act presidential.

Unlike Trump, Biden does not have the stones to take on Red China — a nation that is our most dangerous geopolitical adversary and thus, the most significant existential threat to American Liberty. With their COVID-19 cover-up, the ChiComs succeeded not only in devastating our economy to their advantage but in determining how the U.S. will respond to the next virus it releases.

However, when asked about recourse, Tom Cotton offered a few immediate actions: “We could take away their most favored nation trading status, one of the things they covet most. We could revoke their status at the World Bank from which they get special loans. We could take away all the visas of Chines communist party officials, and their children, who they love to send to American schools.”

In the final analysis, it will likely be determined that China’s P4 lab was the source of the ChiCom Virus, and we owe a priceless debt of gratitude to three individuals for advance warning and charting a path out of the pandemic. No, Joe Biden is not one of them.

First would be a heroic Wuhan whistleblower, Dr. Li Wenliang. Li, as you recall, died of the virus (according to Red Chinese officials), but not before boldly ringing the alarm about COVID-19 when the ChiComs were still concealing the outbreak.

Second would be the aforementioned Sen. Tom Cotton, who stood firm and largely alone in exposing Xi Jinping’s cover-up. Cotton is owed an apology for Democrat and media accusations that he was propagating a fringe conspiracy theory regarding the virus origins. He will never get that apology, but he has been thoroughly vindicated.

For his part, Sen. Cotton said this week, “I have a sense of relief that we are finally going to try to find the true origins of this virus and I think all the evidence points towards the lab in Wuhan.”

And third, we owe a debt of gratitude to Donald Trump for his early leadership to stop the spread of this unprecedented pandemic, as well as his leadership in the development of a vaccine in record time. Both achievements meant far fewer deaths than would otherwise have occurred, despite the fact that the current White House occupant, President Post Turtle, is claiming full credit.

 “The Patriot Post” (https://patriotpost.us)

Mark Alexander: Timeline: Exposing the ChiCom Virus Cover-Up — The Patriot Post

The Garden of Eden, Legalism, and Antinomianism — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Our hearts are bent toward two wrong responses to the gospel. Either we seek to earn God’s favor by our good behavior or we break His commandments to find satisfaction elsewhere. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson outlines both errors in Genesis 3.

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Transcript

So here in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, there is a portrayal of Yahweh the Covenant God who reveals Himself to Moses, who Moses understands is the same covenant God. He uses the name Yahweh here in Genesis chapter 2—the same covenant, gracious, generous, God who has come in creation seeking fellowship with Adam and Eve. There’s a very interesting thing in these verses at the beginning of Genesis chapter 3; Satan never calls God Yahweh. So something else is taking place, a diversion away from the real character and covenant love of God, and then this very subtle twisting in which God is being turned into a God who will love you and will be generous to you if you meet the qualifications. And then do you see what happens? Satan comes in, and he says in verse 5 ‘God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like Him knowing good and evil.’ And you see this is further pressing on the same principle: God may say He’s good. God may say He’s generous, but He’s not really good and generous. He’s demeaning your life. He’s spoiling your life. He doesn’t want you to be like Him. He wants to keep you in your place until you’ve done enough to earn His pleasure. There are fathers like that. I’ve heard them in restaurants. I’ve seen them in life. ‘I will love you if…’ And such a child never grows to love his father.

Now why this is so important is because of what it produces in Eve, and it’s very important to notice what it produces. The first thing is it produces legalism: That God will love me and be generous to me only on the basis that I meet the qualifications. And then the second thing it produces is antinomianism: in order to be delivered from that bondage, she breaks the law that was given for her blessing, and she becomes an antinomian. There is then, put into the spiritual DNA of the whole human race, exactly the same reality of a spirit of legalism in relationship to God and, yes in relationship to His gospel, to which people will inevitably respond in one of two ways: either by seeking to pursue the legalism and do enough to earn His pleasure or to seek the blessing by breaking His commandments.

The Garden of Eden, Legalism, and Antinomianism — Ligonier Ministries Blog

The Tension in God’s Love — Grace to You Blog

It is perilous to assume that God’s love gives us license to sin freely. God’s love must coexist with His sense of justice and righteous indignation at the wicked. For the careful student of Scripture, that coexistence presents perhaps the greatest tension in God’s Word.

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The Tension in God’s Love — Grace to You Blog

The Savior is Waiting — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

In the Bible, God says,

“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will watch over you.”

What a promise!

Starla prayed God would show her whether she should be a missionary.  When she traveled on a short mission trip, she grew scared. She thought if she made the long-term commitment, would she ever see her family again? Would she die out here alone?

Then as she walked with some tribal children, she sang the chorus, “The Savior is waiting to enter your heart. Why don’t you let Him come in?”  That was it!  She realized these children needed to hear about the Savior, Jesus!  She wept and thanked God for His direction.  Peace replaced fear.  And thirty years later, she’s still seeing God using her and her husband to help reach the world for Jesus.

Friend, trust God to guide you!

Psalm 32:8 (NLT) The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

by Vonette Bright
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  We Plan – God Directs
•  Stepping Into a Personal Revival
•  Salvation Explained

The Savior is Waiting — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

June 2 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Difficult to Rebuke Well
Mark 6:18

It is difficult to rebuke well, that is, at a right time, in a right spirit, and a right manner.

JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Help in Battling False Teaching
Galatians 1:6–7; 3:1

O brave Christians! Are you all dead that you allow errors to be bandied about and God’s word driven into a corner? Scorn them, and do not let the devil rule over you. May the Lord God herein be your Helper, who alone can be, and is, Creator.

JOHN HUSS

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

June 2 – Be imitators of God’s kindness — Reformed Perspective

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:25-5:1

Verse 1 begins with, “Therefore” which connects what follows with what precedes it, “And be kind to one another….” We are to be imitators of God in kindness which is one of the attributes of God (Titus 3:4). Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Kindness is also a characteristic of true love as defined by God (1 Corinthians 13:4).

To be kind means to be useful, serving, pleasant and gracious. It is to be other-oriented. It is to be gracious and gentle in our attitudes, actions and speech toward others. Interestingly, the catalyst for Rosaria Butterfield’s radical conversion was the kindness of a local pastor.

Earlier in Ephesians 2:7 we read, “…that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”  God’s kindness toward us undeserving sinners is displayed in His wonderful gift of salvation. He does not treat us as our sins deserve. So too, we are to imitate the kindness of our heavenly Father toward others.

But then, in this day and age of entitlement, of self-love and virtual relationships are we still imitators of God’s kindness?   Do our thoughts, words and deeds reflect the lovingkindness of our God that we are commanded to imitate?  “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honour” (Proverbs 21:21 ESV).

Suggestions for prayer

Pray that the Holy Spirit will produce in us, hearts of kindness to grace our thoughts, words and deeds toward others, that imitate the kindness of our God.

Rev. Henry Van Olst felt called to the ministry at the age of 32 after 12 years of working in the accounting field. He served the Parkland Reformed Church (URC) of Ponoka, Alberta from 1993 to 2005; served in several other churches, and upon retirement in 2020 moved back to Ponoka, Alberta along with his wife Mary, to be closer to their four married children and fifteen grandchildren. Rev. Van Olst remains active in preaching and teaching as the church is currently vacant. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

June 2 – Be imitators of God’s kindness — Reformed Perspective

2 Jun 2021 News Briefing

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‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church Descends Into Complete Apostasy
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has taken more steps in it’s rapid decline into apostasy as it appointed the denominations first transgender bishop. Megan Rohrer was elected on 8 May to lead the Sierra Pacific Synod of what is the largest Lutheran institution in the United States with 3.3 million baptized members and over 8,900 local congregations. The newly elected bishop will oversee around 200 local congregations in Northern California and Northern Nevada in the next six years, starting in July. It was also announced that the bishop-elect should be addressed with the pronouns “they/their”. According to this group, there are over 390 queer ministers in the ELCA at this point.

M8,7 Earthquake, 29 Meter Tsunami and Extreme Weather
BMKG predicts an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.7 and a tsunami with a height of 29 meters in East Java. This prediction emerged after BMKG conducted mathematical modeling, to measure the potential magnitude of the earthquake and tsunami height in the (Java) area.

The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like A Cancer Is Visible All Around Us
If you live in a major city, you can just walk outside and watch it happen right in front of you. Prior to 2020, social decay was steadily eating away at our society, but once the pandemic hit many of our societal problems greatly accelerated. Even while the Federal Reserve was making sure that wealthy Wall Street investors were being taken care of well, poverty and homelessness were absolutely exploding in major cities all over the nation.

JBS Shutters All US Meat Plants As Cyber Attack Jeopardizes Food Supply
Bloomberg News reports an official at the United Food & Commercial Workers has indicated all JBS’ US meat plants have been shuttered due to a ransomware attack over the weekend. According to CBS News, JBS has halted operations at 13 of its processing facilities.

Curiosity rover captures rare images of shimmering clouds on Mars
While clouds exist on Mars, they aren’t as common an occurrence as they are here on Earth owing to the thin and dry atmosphere encircling the Red Planet. NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured a rare perspective of them at an unexpected time and location, which will help scientists better understand the reasons behind their formation. Clouds can usually be found during the coldest time of the Martian year at the planet’s equator, but two years ago, or one Martian year, NASA scientists spotted them forming earlier than usual. This time around the team had the necessary pieces in place to capture these uncommon cloud formations,

Scientists discover how stem cells trigger muscle regeneration
Researchers at the Salk Institute have uncovered a mechanism by which stem cells can help regenerate muscles. The discovery could provide a new drug target for repairing muscles after injury or rebuilding muscle mass lost during the normal aging process.

Leading Religious Zionist rabbi: It’s not too late
Rabbi Haim Druckman, leading Religious Zionist rabbi, on Tuesday evening issued another call to stop the formation of a government of left-wing parties and supporters of terrorism. In a video he released, Rabbi Druckman said, “Holy people, it is not too late. There is a possibility of changing the reality that is supposed to be bad.”

Iranian navy vessel catches fire in Gulf of Oman
A fire broke out in an Iranian navy training vessel near the mouth of the Gulf on Tuesday night, but the crew was able to safely disembark, Reuters reported, citing the semi-official news agency Fars. The incident occurred near the Iranian port of Jask situated on the Gulf of Oman, the report said. No further details were provided. The area in which the incidents have taken place has seen tense encounters between the US and Iran in recent years.

Pope revises Church law, expands rules on sexual abuse
Pope Francis on Tuesday issued the most sweeping revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, toughening regulations for clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or ordain women.

Degel Council of Torah to Bennett: ‘Recant intention to uproot religion’
The Council of Torah Sages of the Degel Hatorah Party, including the most senior rabbis in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) sector, have denounced the putative unity government for intending to “uproot religion,” and called on Yamina leader Naftali Bennett to withdraw his support. “It is a great anguish to hear about the intent to form a new government that the central and substantial part of includes those who want to harm the foundations of religion, God forbid, make severe breaches in the walls of Judaism, and undermine the tradition of generations on which the House of Israel rests,” the rabbis wrote.

New Mossad chief hints at more assassinations, attacks against Iran
Incoming Mossad director David Barnea on Tuesday gave a threatening speech against Iran, alluding to potential future assassinations of its nuclear scientists and attacks on its nuclear facilities.

Gaza battle inspires Israeli women to leave Arab husbands: A phenomenon not seen since time of Ezra
The recent conflict left a deep rift in Israeli society as, for the first time, mobs of Arabs rampaged through the streets. But Yad L’Achim, an organization that rescues Jewish women and children from abusive relationships with Arabs, noted that an unexpected benefit of the hostilities was that many women took these hostilities as a wake-up call that it was time to return to the Jewish people.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes central Alaska
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck central Alaska in the United States, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles) , GFZ said.

Texas Counties Start Charging Illegal Aliens With Child Endangerment, Trespass
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas—The tens of thousands of illegal aliens that evade Border Patrol every month—hoping to slip undetected to large cities up north—are now being confronted by sheriffs who are starting to charge them for trespassing, evading arrest on foot, and endangering the life or health of a child.

Isaac Herzog elected 11th President of Israel by wide margin
Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will be the 11th president of the State of Israel after he received 87 votes from MKs in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum. Herzog’s opponent, Israel Prize-winning educator Miriam Peretz, received 27 votes and three MKs abstained. Had she been elected, Peretz would have become Israel’s first woman president.

Disaster for Iran as its largest naval ship sinks
Iran suffered another humiliating disaster after its largest naval ship, which it calls a naval training support vessel, was destroyed in a fire. The fire happened near the port of Jask and rumors circulated throughout the night. The disaster was confirmed in the morning at Tasnim News in Iran and other sources reported the same.

Is Turkey trying to provoke a new conflict in Manbij, Syria?
Turkey is angling for a meeting with US President Joe Biden and is seeking to host the US UN envoy. Turkey’s narrative is that it wants to reconcile with the US after years of bashing Washington, detaining and harassing Americans, accusing the US of plotting a 2016 coup attempt, and even threatening US soldiers in Syria.

South China Sea dispute: Malaysia accuses China of breaching airspace
Malaysia says it is to summon China’s ambassador after 16 Chinese military aircraft flew over disputed waters off its eastern state of Sarawak. Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the transport planes on Monday after detecting “suspicious” activity over the South China Sea. Malaysia’s foreign ministry described the manoeuvre as a “serious threat to national sovereignty”.

Chile same-sex marriage: Piñera vows to push bill in surprising move
Chile’s president has vowed to push a same-sex marriage bill that is stalled in Congress, a surprising move that stunned his conservative allies. “I think the time for equal marriage has come,” said Sebastián Piñera, whose popularity has plummeted after street protests and a worsening economy. The country’s LGBT community has long pushed for the legislation in the historically Catholic country.

Rare Level 5 warning for disruptive snow issued for parts of South Africa
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a rare Orange Level 5 warning for disruptive snow over the Drakensberg regions for June 2, 2021, with mountain passes expected to be closed. A Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain is expected over extreme eastern parts of the Eastern Cape and the southern half of KZN on June 2. Flooding of susceptible roads, informal settlements as well as low-lying bridges can be expected.

Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend
Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the unseasonal cold in the east, some of the highest elevations saw fresh snow. Meanwhile, in the west, Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in place for areas where heat-related illnesses are possible.

Blank inserts inside Covid Vaccine boxes 
Blank inserts inside Covid Vaccine boxes are a concern of many. There is usually a list of ingredients and info on packaged drugs for pharmacists, but not on the J&J inserts inside Covid Vaccine boxes.

Joe Biden Appoints Kamala Harris to Lead White House Efforts on Voting Rights – Making it Easier For Democrats to Steal Elections
Joe Biden appointed Kamala Harris to lead the administration’s voting rights efforts. Democrat lawmakers have failed to pass their sweeping elections reform bill so Joe Biden is working on a new strategy to make it easier for Democrats to steal elections.

BREAKING: Texas Governor Declares State of Emergency
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration along Texas’ southern border in response to the border crisis, providing more resources and strategies to combat the ongoing influx of unlawful immigrants. The Governor is authorizing the use of all necessary and available state and local resources to protect landowners in these counties from trespassers and the damage they cause to private property.

The Rise Of Woke Culture And Intersectionality Is Right Now Fueling An Incredible Rise Of Antisemitism Against Israel And The ‘National Jew’ 
One of the lies told by haters of the Jews is that they are not anti-Semitic, they are only anti-Zionist. That is a lie from the pit of Hell. If you read and believe your King James Bible, you will see the word Zion repeating over and over, in both Old and New Testaments. Here’s a newsflash for all you deluded followers of Steven Anderson – God is a Zionist.

US Records Second Oil ‘Import’ From Iran in 30 Years From Seized Tanker
A cargo of 1.033 million barrels of crude oil from a seized Iranian tanker landed on U.S. shores in March, showing up as an “import” in data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the second shipment of Iranian oil to be brought into the United States since 1991.

Earthquake Swarm Hits Disneyland, Southern California
A swarm of earthquakes struck the Disneyland area this morning, including one which left a southern California visitor wondering if he was still on a theme park ride. While relatively light, the 2.7 magnitude earthquake which struck at 12:41 am this morning, was felt by more than 300 people that reported it to the USGS using their “Did you feel it?” online survey tool. The quake hit at a depth of 2.7 miles and was followed by 9 aftershocks, most of which struck within 4 miles of the Disneyland complex.

Facebook Begins The Process Of Unpublishing The NTEB Page Because We Tell The Truth About The Deadly Vaccines And The New World Order 
Now The End Begins has had a Facebook page since December of 2009, and we have posted nearly 9,000 articles, stories and King James Bible teachings through it. The NTEB page, as well as my own personal page, has been suspended more times than I can count. We have endured it all and remained online. But here in 2021, as the social media tyrants are taking control of what we can say in public, and attempt to control what we can think in our own minds, the New World Order of ‘one mind, one thought’

Arizona Has Joined the Third Reich With the Intended Use of the Jew-Killing Zyklon B In Its Prisons! Are Christians and Dissidents Next?
The state of Arizona is preparing to execute inmates on death row using Zyklon B, the same gas used by the Nazis in death camp gas chambers. In September 1941, Zyklon B, which just happen to be the brand name for hydrogen cyanide (HCN), was the poison used to mass murder over a million people in gas chambers at Nazi concentration and death camps such as Auschwitz and Majdanek, both in Poland. Unlike the Nazis’ earlier methods of mass murder, Zyklon B, which was originally used as a common disinfectant and insecticide, proved to be an efficient and deadly murder weapon during the Holocaust.

Why Canada Has Foresaken The United States And Has Aligned With The Chicoms
The coronavirus scamdemic ushered in the lockdowns which has destroyed global trade and the world’s industrial output. In the United States, for example, almost 60% of small businesses, once the backbone of a healthy American economy has gone extinct. By year’s end, that number is supposed to reach 80%. In addition, the small mom and pop restaurants are also going the way of the dinosaur as it is projected by early next year that these neighborhood restaurants will be all but extinct.

PURE EVIL: Biden Imports Oil from Iran After Shutting Down Keystone Pipeline and Putting US Oil Workers Out of Work
There is no other way to explain what is happening with the Biden-Obama 2.0 foreign policy. It is pure evil. These are not good people.

Court documents show Google admits privacy is almost impossible on Android
Unredacted court documents revealed Google employees admitting the company makes it difficult for Android users to keep their location data private. Google executives admitted the same thing in court testimonies.

They Did It! Those Inglorious Evil B@#&!*@s Did It!
Yes, in just 12 years the inglorious evil b@#&!*@s of the Marxist Democrat Party not only reignited the black race war, but they have succeeded in creating race hating among all racial subdivisions.  They have even succeeded in getting white people to hate other white people because they are white!  At least 50% of Americans of all races are accepting the premise that somehow they are victims of white systemic racism.

Source: 2 Jun 2021 – Rapture Ready

Apostasy Watch Wednesday 6-2-21

Rick Becker – The Chosen TV Series – An Unholy Alliance With Mormons

Michelle Lesley – The (False) Gospel According to NAMB (SBC’s North American Missions Board)

Rick Wiles hospitalized with Covid after saying vaccines would wipe out ‘stupid people’

Trinity Broadcasting of Texas Obtains PPP Loan After Receiving $933 Million

Doctors Killed Organ Donor With Fentanyl After Realizing Woman Wasn’t Dead Yet

US Embassies Fly LGBT Flag with Biden Admin’s Blessing, Including at the Vatican

Planned Parenthood Stops Killing Babies in Lubbock, Texas After City Passes Abortion Ban

Source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)

Chile’s president vows to push same-sex marriage billPosted: 02 Jun 2021 11:13 AM PDT(ETH) – Chile’s president has vowed to push a same-sex marriage bill that is stalled in Congress, a surprising move that stunned his conservative allies. “I think the time for equal marriage has come,” said Sebastián Piñera, whose popularity has plummeted after street protests and a worsening economy.The country’s LGBT community has long pushed for the legislation in the historically Catholic country. But one of the president’s allies labelled the decision as a “betrayal”.Continue reading Chile’s president vows to push same-sex marriage bill at End Time Headlines.
“Nonbinary” cartoon unicorn whose name is a slang term for vagina being used to teach children in Canada about gender identityPosted: 02 Jun 2021 11:02 AM PDT(ETH) – A “nonbinary” cartoon unicorn whose name is a slang term for vagina is being used to teach children in Canada about gender identity, training them to be trans activists.Named “Gegi,” the unicorn is a new virtual resource that teaches students about the rights at schools in Ontario, the most populous Canadian province. The mythical creature was created by two Ontario academics: Lee Airton, a professor of gender and sexuality studies in education at Queen’s College in Kingston, and Kyle Kirkup, a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, according to CTV-Ottawa.Continue reading “Nonbinary” cartoon unicorn whose name is a slang term for vagina being used to teach children in Canada about gender identity at End Time Headlines.
Iran’s largest navy ship catches fire and sinks under “mysterious and unclear circumstances”Posted: 02 Jun 2021 08:11 AM PDT(ETH) -The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported.The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the 679-foot support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. The Reuters news agency reported that the entire crew was able to safely disembark.Continue reading Iran’s largest navy ship catches fire and sinks under “mysterious and unclear circumstances” at End Time Headlines.
China state media warns Nation must prepare for nuclear war with U.S. after Biden Asks for further investigation into COVID originPosted: 02 Jun 2021 07:50 AM PDT(ETH) – Hu Xijin, the editor of the Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times, considers enhancing China’s nuclear program as being vital to the country’s “strategic deterrence” against the United States.Protests in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the COVID-19 pandemic and accusations China’s engaged in a genocide against the Uighur Muslims are sowing deeper divisions in an already strained relationship between China and the United States.With Beijing one of America’s top concerns, President Joe Biden has sought to strike a stern tone, while China sees much of America’s actions and comments to be an encroachment on its sovereignty.Continue reading China state media warns Nation must prepare for nuclear war with U.S. after Biden Asks for further investigation into COVID origin at End Time Headlines.
‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church has descended into complete apostasyPosted: 02 Jun 2021 05:34 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has taken more steps in its rapid decline into apostasy as it appointed the denomination’s first transgender bishop.Megan Rohrer was elected on 8 May to lead the Sierra Pacific Synod of what is the largest Lutheran institution in the United States with 3.3 million baptized members and over 8,900 local congregations. The newly elected bishop will oversee around 200 local congregations in Northern California and Northern Nevada in the next six years, starting in July.Continue reading ‘Evangelical’ Lutheran Church has descended into complete apostasy at End Time Headlines.
Pastor who spoke out in support of Christian teacher during Transgender debate is now coming under firePosted: 02 Jun 2021 05:21 AM PDT(ETH) – Democrats in northern Virginia are coming after a pastor, accusing him of making “libelous and inflammatory” comments after he weighed in on one teacher’s right to hold her own religious views on gender identity.Bryon “Tanner” Cross, a P.E. teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), told the school board last Tuesday that he opposed a new policy requiring all staff to use students’ preferred pronouns and to allow transgender students to participate in sports activities based on how they identify, regardless of their biological sex.Continue reading Pastor who spoke out in support of Christian teacher during Transgender debate is now coming under fire at End Time Headlines.
Democratic lawmaker calls for ‘gender equality’ in crash test dummiesPosted: 02 Jun 2021 05:15 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) introduced legislation Tuesday that requires automobile companies to test car safety using crash test dummies modeled on both male and female bodies.In addition to enhancing the safety of female drivers, the non-voting delegate representing the nation’s capital argued the move was necessary to advance “gender equality.” In a statement regarding the bill, Norton, who chairs the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, argued, “Women have achieved equality on the road when it comes to driving, but when it comes to safety testing to keep them safe on the road, they are nowhere near achieving equality.”“Crash test standards are incredibly antiquated, and we must update these standards now, especially as more people return to their daily commute in the next few months,” she added.Continue reading Democratic lawmaker calls for ‘gender equality’ in crash test dummies at End Time Headlines.
Atheists furious after Baptists hand out children BiblesPosted: 01 Jun 2021 07:16 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – What started as a good deed ended up creating controversy at a Catoosa County elementary school. A concerned viewer explained that a Graysville Elementary School child was sent home from school on Wednesday with a Bible.Experts say it crosses a line for separation of church and state. “You can imagine the outrage if there were Qurans being given away to every student with an invitation to go to a Muslim church.Continue reading Atheists furious after Baptists hand out children Bibles at End Time Headlines.
Washington Post Wants Christians To Reconsider Their Support For IsraelPosted: 01 Jun 2021 05:23 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Gergory Khalil has called for evangelical Christians to rethink their “reflexive” support of Israel. Not only is Khalil’s call misguided, it also presents a caricatured (and even distorted) picture of evangelical support for Israel, also misrepresenting the history of “Christian Zionism.”As for Khalil’s call being misguided, why should the most recent terrorist attacks against Israel cause evangelicals to support Israel less?Continue reading Washington Post Wants Christians To Reconsider Their Support For Israel at End Time Headlines.
Israeli scientists increase lifespan of mice by 23%, and claim it could work on humansPosted: 01 Jun 2021 02:41 PM PDT(ETH) – Israeli scientists have boosted the life expectancy of mice by 23 percent, in an advance they hope could eventually be replicated in humans. They increased the supply of a protein, SIRT6, which normally wanes with aging, in 250 mice.In peer-reviewed research just published in the journal Nature Communications, they have revealed the increased life expectancy — and also stated that the protein-rich mice were more youthful and less susceptible to cancer.Continue reading Israeli scientists increase lifespan of mice by 23%, and claim it could work on humans at End Time Headlines.
‘Disgruntled’ firefighter kills co-worker at California fire station, drives home, barricades himself inside, sets property on fire killing himselfPosted: 01 Jun 2021 02:33 PM PDT(ETH) – A disgruntled firefighter shot dead a co-worker at a Santa Clarita fire station on Tuesday before driving home, barricading himself inside, setting the property on fire, then killing himself.The shooter has not been named but he is a veteran firefighter who was described as a ‘disgruntled employee. He opened fire at Fire Station 81 in Santa Clarita on Tuesday at 10.55 am, killing one firefighter and wounding another, before fleeing.Continue reading ‘Disgruntled’ firefighter kills co-worker at California fire station, drives home, barricades himself inside, sets property on fire killing himself at End Time Headlines.
UPDATE: One-Fifth of U.S. beef capacity has been wiped out by JBS CyberattackPosted: 01 Jun 2021 02:06 PM PDT(ETH) – A cyberattack on JBS SA, the largest meat producer globally, forced the shutdown of some of world’s largest slaughterhouses, and there are signs that closures are spreading.JBS’s five biggest beef plants in the U.S. — which altogether handle 22,500 cattle a day — halted processing following a weekend attack on the Brazilian company’s computer networks, according to JBS posts on Facebook, labor unions and employees. Those outages wiped out nearly a fifth of America’s production.Continue reading UPDATE: One-Fifth of U.S. beef capacity has been wiped out by JBS Cyberattack at End Time Headlines.
China fires up ‘artificial sun’ at 120 MILLION DEGREES Celsius in quest for nuclear fusionPosted: 01 Jun 2021 11:06 AM PDT(ETH) – Chinese media have reported that researchers working on a nuclear fusion project have succeeded in holding plasma of 120 million degrees Celsius for close to two minutes. Chinese daily Global Times reports that the so-called artificial sun as the Chinese nuclear fusion project is known also succeeded in maintaining plasma at 160 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds.These times, while not very long in absolute terms, are records in the quest for nuclear fusion.Continue reading China fires up ‘artificial sun’ at 120 MILLION DEGREES Celsius in quest for nuclear fusion at End Time Headlines.

Mid-Day Snapshot · June 2, 2021

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President ‘Unity’ Hits America’s ‘Dark Side’ in Tulsa

Joe Biden’s address to mark the 100th anniversary of a racist massacre was despicably divisive.

Nate Jackson

Joe “Unity” Biden is never one to let a crisis go to waste, even after a hundred years. Such was the case with his remarks yesterday in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.

Before we get to that, we and all decent human beings condemn what happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from May 31 to June 1 of 1921. After a black man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a white woman, a wrathful lynch mob of 1,000-plus formed. Confronted with a couple dozen armed black men seeking to defend their own, the white mob gathered their guns and soon a literal battle began.

Records are spotty, but when it was over, as many as 300 blacks were dead. More than a dozen whites were killed. The mob also burned down 35 city blocks of black neighborhood, leaving thousands homeless and destroying many businesses and livelihoods.

Despite the horrors perpetrated, the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Race Riot came to an appalling conclusion: “Not one of these criminal acts was then or ever has been prosecuted or punished by government at any level, municipal, county, state, or federal.” That kind of wanton and hate-filled destruction — followed by an utter lack of justice — absolutely leaves a mark, and it is right to mourn and remember it. It’s right to make sure it never happens again, but also to acknowledge how much progress has been made.

Loving America does not mean ignoring its sins. It does, however, mean not defining our present nation by such incidents, though that’s what President Unity did yesterday.

Some of his comments were appropriate and true. “For much too long, the history of what took place here was told in silence, cloaked in darkness,” he said. “Just because history is silent, it doesn’t mean it did not take place. We can’t just choose to learn what we want to know, and not what we should know.”

Yet he took the opportunity to drive the remembrance right into the partisan ditch. Great nations must “come to terms with their dark sides,” he said, as if America is still a racist backwater. “We must address what remains the stain on the soul of America,” he insisted. In fact, he alleged, the hate that prompted the massacre “never went away.” And, he insisted, “Terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today.” Just don’t pay attention to antifa violence, and especially not to Black Lives Matter rioters.

As if to “prove” his case, he slammed Republican-led states for the “simply un-American” effort of passing laws aimed at guarding election integrity, insinuating that it’s tantamount to minority voter suppression. He opposed this “tireless assault on the right to vote,” which he called an “unprecedented assault on our democracy.”

He has in the past grotesquely likened such laws to the Jim Crow regime. Major League Baseball even punished Georgia (and Atlanta’s black residents) by removing the All-Star Game from the city after Biden’s outburst. Democrats in Texas walked out of the state legislature to torpedo a vote on a similar election integrity law, and other states doing likewise will face such obstacles.

Biden went further yesterday, appointing his border czar Kamala Harris as his voting czar. (As a side note, it’s almost like Biden’s grooming Harris to take over the top job…) Given how well she’s secured the border, we can only imagine what election integrity will look like under her watch. Actually, we don’t have to imagine; we know.

“We’re not giving up,” Biden said about the Democrats’ “For the People Act” — HR 1 and S 1. “I’m going to fight like heck with every tool at my disposal for its passage.”

That included taking a swipe at Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for defending the filibuster. And that’s even though Sinema is a sponsor of S 1. Why hasn’t the bill passed? “Well,” he lamented in the third person, “because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House, and a tie in the Senate — with two members of the Senate who voted more with my Republican friends.”

As a brief refresher, the bill will federalize election processes and institutionalize the worst elements of Democrat-driven voter fraud, typified by their bulk-mail ballot strategy.

For her part, Harris said, “The work ahead of us is to make voting accessible to all American voters, and to make sure every vote is counted through a free, fair, and transparent process. This is the work of democracy.” It is Republicans who are attempting to do exactly what she described. Democrats aim to flood the zone with opportunities for fraud, and the border with new illegal residents, thus diluting the honest votes of American citizens and undermining our Republic.

Again, it is right and appropriate to grieve the bloody events of 1921, and even to rectify what can be. But it compounds the sin to politicize that massacre in order to destroy our elections along with whatever unity can be had today. By casting everyone opposed to their agenda as racists, the real race-baiting hustlers like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, congressional Democrats, and their Leftmedia lickspittles disgrace our country and the memory of the dead.

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Biden Drills American Energy Independence

The Interior Department suspended oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska’s ANWR.

Thomas Gallatin

Joe Biden’s Interior Department suspended a Trump-era drilling lease in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in order to conduct a “comprehensive analysis” of the potential environmental impact of drilling for oil and natural gas. We’re sure that’ll go smoothly and be done in time for Christmas. Recall that on his first day in office, Biden issued an executive order enforcing a temporary moratorium on all ANWR oil-related drilling over “alleged legal deficiencies.” That was in tandem with canceling the Keystone Pipeline. In truth, of course, Biden is catering to radical environmentalists as part of his war on American energy.

Fox News notes, “Biden has pledged to prioritize green energy initiatives as part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions. He paused oil and gas leases on federal land by executive order in January. The president called for an end to drilling in the Alaskan refuge during his presidential campaign.”

Biden obviously has no interest in establishing American energy independence, which President Donald Trump worked so hard to achieve. To the contrary, Biden is suspending and reversing such efforts. His actions mean Americans can expect to see rising prices at the pump — a return to the era of Barack Obama’s “new normal.”

Yet beyond rising prices at the pump, the bigger and longer-term concern is that of national security. The recent temporary gasoline supply shortages caused by the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline brought memories of the gas shortages of the 1970s, which were thanks to OPEC. Similarly, continuing to outsource our gas and oil supply will only put the country on more dangerous ground. By not drilling for oil and not being as energy independent as possible, we’re ceding our national security to the likes of Russia, Venezuela, and Middle Eastern nations.

Moreover, in terms of addressing climate change, Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a nearly impossible feat. For one thing, there’s a dearth of non-carbon-emitting power plants such as nuclear, which are required to meet such a goal, and Biden and company eschew nuclear power. At the present, in any case, the reality is that American energy independence is dependent on fossil fuels. Government fiats to the contrary are not the solution.

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A BLM Insider Opts Out

The more Rashad Turner learned about the backward priorities of Black Lives Matter, the more he realized he could do a lot better.

Douglas Andrews

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Black Lives Matter is a racket. And credit must be given to BLM’s trio of opportunistic black female Marxist founders. They’re rapacious capitalists at heart, and they cornered the market on woke corporatism, liberal white self-loathing, and runaway virtue-signaling.

Yep, BLM is a business, and business is good. How else to describe an organization that hauled in a cool $90 million in 2020?

All it took, as Nancy Pelosi put it, was George Floyd “sacrificing [his] life for justice,” and BLM cofounder Patrisse Cullors was laughing all the way to the bank. And to a $3.2 million home-buying spree. And to an early retirement.

Not everyone is laughing, though. Take Rashad Turner, for example. As the founder of BLM’s St. Paul, Minnesota, chapter, he was right there at ground zero during last year’s George Floyd riots, and he witnessed the organization’s meteoric rise from its humble pre-Floyd beginnings to its lofty perch atop White Guilt Mountain. But he quit the organization after 18 months, when he saw that its priorities were out of whack with black empowerment and advancement.

“I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies,” he said in a brief video. “Black lives do matter. However, after a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis.”

If there’s one lesson to be learned about BLM, Turner just articulated it. The organization is ardently anti-family, and thus ardently pro-poverty and pro-crime. Before BLM deleted its own “What We Believe” page, this was how the group put it:

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

This hostility toward the family structure, coupled with BLM’s subservience to the teachers unions, proved too much for him. “I was an insider in Black Lives Matter,” he says, “and I learned the ugly truth — the moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family. But it does create barriers to a better education for black children.”

Turner’s story is moving and inspirational, and it should be deeply empowering to all other Americans, black and non-black.

Today, Turner is still fighting for black lives, but in a much more purposeful way. “Today,” he says, “I serve as the president and executive director of Minnesota Parent Union. We’re dedicated to helping parents move their children from failing schools to successful schools. It’s hard work, and we’re up against forces that don’t want us to succeed, but success is possible. Just look at me.”

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Biden’s Racial Bias Loses in Court

The Small Business Administration illegally favored minorities for COVID relief.

Michael Swartz

Back in January, we told you that the Biden administration was going to make it a goal that some people would be more equal than others. “The Biden administration’s obsession with race-based policies is built around a single troubling word,” we said, and that word is equity.

Now, equity isn’t such a bad thing in the financial world — ask anyone who takes advantage of the equity they’ve built up in their home. Merriam Webster’s first definition is good, too — “justice according to natural law or right; specifically: freedom from bias or favoritism.”

But leftists love to redefine words in order to push their agenda, and that often involves making words mean their exact opposite. Thus, “equity” becomes using bias and favoritism to benefit select “victim” groups and achieve “social justice” and “unity.” When it comes to government policy, such blatant choosing of winners and losers based on long-ago discrimination creates many more losers than winners. For the moment, however, a handful of those losers have snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat by taking their grievances to federal court.

In the initial case, Texas restaurant owner Philip Greer and other plaintiffs sought a temporary injunction against the distribution of COVID restaurant relief funds by the Small Business Administration. Buried in the fine print of the $28.6 billion in funding for eligible restaurant owners was a proviso that a priority period of 21 days would be allotted to those the government deemed eligible as women, veterans, and certain minorities. Given the history of such programs, Greer feared being shut out. Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas agreed: “The SBA’s announcement of May 12, 2021, raises the prospect that the entire $28.6 billion that Congress appropriated will be depleted before applications submitted by white male non-veterans such as Mr. Greer are even eligible to be considered. Indeed, it makes it more than likely that the appropriated funds will be depleted.” The announcement revealed that 147,000 of those deemed eligible to cut in line had requested $29 billion in funding, meaning the well would indeed be dry for everyone else.

Meanwhile, a similar case played out in the Sixth Circuit, where a divided three-judge panel ruled that the Biden administration couldn’t show its equity scheme was necessary to achieve a compelling state interest. Restaurant owner Antonio Vitolo’s case was initially rejected by an Obama-appointed district judge but was successful upon emergency appeal to the circuit court.

As the Wall Street Journal editorial board summarized in the wake of these cases, “This legal analysis is an arrow to the heart of much of the Biden Administration’s racially divisive agenda. It will, at a minimum, force the Biden lawyers to explain their justification for distributing racial spoils with far more specificity. Even if they do, these and similar cases may end up at the Supreme Court.”

Added Stephen Miller, who represented the Texas plaintiffs on behalf of his America First Legal firm, “This ruling is the first, but crucial, step towards ending government-sponsored racial discrimination. We are proud to have obtained this order for our courageous client at this initial stage, but we have a long way to go.” America First has also taken on a similar case involving “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers” who were made eligible for COVID relief while others deemed advantaged received none.

It’s yet another example of not letting a crisis go to waste for the Biden administration. In a normal economy, these race-baiting hucksters would only have so much leeway in giving the advantage to favored constituents, but add a few trillion dollars in government spending and we get reparations on steroids. While it’s good that those who desire true equality and leveling the playing field earned a couple victories in court, the unfortunate truth is that we’re going to be playing the legal version of whack-a-mole for at least the next three and a half years.

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A ‘Farmworker’ Didn’t Murder Mollie Tibbetts

The mainstream media has done its best to minimize an illegal immigrant’s horrific crime.

Douglas Andrews

First things first: Twenty-year-old University of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts wasn’t killed by a “farmworker” or a “farm laborer.” She was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant.

The mainstream media tried mightily to soften the blow on behalf of the Biden administration, House and Senate Democrats, the ACLU, and other open-borders activists by ignoring the “illegal” aspect of 26-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s immigration status — as if they could somehow hide his heinous crime of stalking then repeatedly stabbing Tibbetts while she was out for a jog, and dumping her body in a remote cornfield on July 18, 2018.

So CNN, CBS, ABC, the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Yahoo, the Daily Beast, and a host of others all decided to call Bahena Rivera a “farmworker” or a “farm laborer” in their headlines, and burying his illegal immigrant status deep in the story — if they reported it at all.

“Farm worker found guilty of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts,” went the CNN headline. “Farmworker Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Iowa College Student,” reported the New York Times.

More and more, we see these activist media organs resorting to what George Orwell called “political language” — language that is “designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Replacing “illegal immigrant” with a benign word like “farmworker” is certainly an attempt to do that.

Nearly three years after he killed Tibbetts, Rivera was finally convicted on Friday of first-degree murder after a two-week trial in Davenport, Iowa. “Jurors reached their decision after deliberating for just over seven hours,” Fox News reports. “Bahena Rivera, who came to the U.S. illegally from Mexico as a teenager, will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, which is a mandatory sentence upon conviction.”

We’d like to think we were writing this article for Mollie, but we aren’t. Neither she nor her family wanted to make an issue of her killer’s immigration status. It’s hard to imagine that kind of strength and decency amid such unspeakable pain.

So we’re writing this for the next Mollie, and the next, and the next. Because while President Joe Biden’s immigration catastrophe could’ve been prevented, it can’t be undone. And our nation will be suffering its effects in perpetuity.

As Andrew Arthur writes at the Center for Immigration Studies, “The latest CBP statistics reveal Border Patrol has apprehended an increased number of aliens with criminal convictions this year. … In the first seven months of this fiscal year, Border Patrol has ‘encountered’ 5,861 aliens with criminal convictions, more than twice as many as in all of FY 2020 (2,438), and already more than 37 percent more than in all of FY 2019 (4,269).”

Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, was right about a lot of things, whereas the mainstream media was reflexively wrong. Immigration was certainly one of them. “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” he said in 2018. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order.”

And in the particular case of Cristhian Bahena Rivera, candidate Trump was certainly right back in 2015. “When Mexico sends its people,” he said, “they’re not sending their best.”

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Telling the Truth Gets Teacher Placed on Leave

A Virginia gym teacher tells the school board he won’t lie to children and acquiesce to “transgender” demands.

Thomas Gallatin

Byron Cross is a gym teacher at Leesburg Elementary School in Loudoun, Virginia. Sadly, Cross may have taught his last lesson at the school following his refusal to lie to children. Speaking before the Loudoun County school board last week, Cross stated that he would not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” because children suffering from gender dysphoria need to be helped, not lied to.

Cross was speaking in response to the school district’s policy mandating that public school staff use a student’s preferred pronouns and “allow gender-expansive and transgender students to participate in such activities in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity.” In other words, deny reality.

“It’s not my intention to hurt anyone,” Cross insisted, “but there are certain truths that we must face when ready. We condemn school policies … [that] would damage children [and] defile the holy image of God.” He added, “I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first, and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa, because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

In making his case, Cross also noted the recent CBS “60 Minutes” program in which several young people who had “de-transitioned” from their “transgender” identity expressed their deep regret for having engaged in such drastic life-altering actions in the first place — without even being challenged to question such feelings.

Soon after Cross made his declaration, he was placed on administrative leave. The school’s principal gave no reason, vaguely asserting, “This involves a personnel matter. I can offer no further information.”

Perhaps Cross’s leave is a complete coincidence, but we doubt it. The sick reality of our culture today is simple: Telling basic and easily observable truths is deemed so controversial as to be forbidden. Such a society cannot long survive because it is a society in which human flourishing will quickly erode, leading to human misery and despair. Cross is exactly correct — truth must be faced, because the avoidance of it will only make the challenge that much harder and more painful.

How many children will needlessly suffer because too many adults who knew better refused to stand for truth? We commend Cross for standing for what is right and true, no matter the consequence, which at this point looks to be his job.

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EXECUTIVE NEWS SUMMARY

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Government & Politics

  • Democrat Melanie Stansbury easily wins New Mexico congressional race (Reuters)
  • Washington Post finally corrects 15-month-old headline falsely calling Wuhan lab theory “debunked” (Mediaite)

National Security

  • Biden formally ends Trump’s successful “Remain in Mexico” immigration program (The Hill)
  • Supreme Court shuts down attempt to treat asylum-seekers’ testimony as credible (Washington Examiner)
  • Texas governor declares disaster over border crisis (NY Post) | Intel community warns of terror threat at Mexican border (Free Beacon)
  • Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman (Fox News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • BLM activist claimed she was victim of hate crimes including arson. Video shows she started the fire. (PM)
  • BLM founder invoked Mao Zedong in pro-communism speech (National Pulse)
  • Google’s head of diversity strategy said Jews have “insatiable appetite for war” (Free Beacon)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Reading between the lines of Biden’s deficit-heavy budget (RealClearPolicy)
  • Policy: The five myths that doom a new Iran deal (National Interest)
  • Satire: First-ever Pride Month ruined by 40 days of rain (Babylon Bee)

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Insight: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” —H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Upright: “Here are two rules of life: 1. The less you feel entitled to, the more gratitude you will feel for whatever you get and the happier you will be. 2. The more you feel entitled to, the less happy you will be.” —PragerU

Re: The Left: “How did the green doomsday lobby get it so wrong? It turns out that mankind does not act like Norwegian field mice. We have reason; we have minds; we respond to changes in the world around us. The left loves to look at short-term trends and erroneously extrapolate them out for 20, 50 and 100 years. They predicted, as [Paul] Ehrlich did, that we would run out of food, oil, gas, farmland, drinking water and clean air. Instead, thanks to human ingenuity and free markets, we have more food, oil, water and clean air than ever before in the history of the planet. As the climate changes in one direction or another, which it certainly will continue to do, humans will react through innovation and technology and changes in the way we live and work. What is certain is that if we have to rely on government and the United Nations, we truly are doomed. Politicians will make the same tragic mistakes they made in response to the false population bomb.” —Stephen Moore

Observations: “One easy way for the media to build trust with a larger readership is to dial down their arrogant belief that they know everything, especially regarding highly important matters on which we were woefully underinformed.” —Tim Graham

For the record: “I’m not separating our country, OK? I don’t know what you [media] don’t understand about this. You ask the same question every day. It’s wrong.” —Senator Joe Manchin regarding nuking the filibuster (“It’s not journalism; it’s activism. They’re lobbying him.” —Guy Benson)

Non compos mentis: “As Texas @GOP votes to end democracy and education there, it’s time to take power away from such Failed States. These are bullies. Bullies stop only when THEY are hurt more than they CAN hurt. The Anti-Democracy Party must be hurt so badly that it can never recover.” —Keith Olbermann (“Keith is right. Texas is a failed, terrible state. That’s why so many people are leaving there and moving to California.” —Allie Beth Stuckey )

And last… “Every piece of evidence suggests the Wuhan virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Communist China owes the world answers.” —Mike Pompeo

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