Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.
“Oregon bill would pay homeless people $1,000 a month”…
“The state of Oregon is weighing a bill to give homeless and low-income people $1,000 a month in universal basic income.
The Oregon legislature is considering a bill to establish a People’s Housing Assistance Fund Demonstration Program through the state’s Department of Human Services.
Oregon’s bill is the latest in blue states looking to give handouts to people in universal basic income (UBI) programs.”
“Missouri AG on Trans Clinic: ‘If Even One-Tenth of the Allegations Are True, They’re Abusing Children’”…
“They aren’t the words most people would expect from a transgender clinic whistleblower: “I am a 42-year-old St. Louis native, a queer woman, and politically to the left of Bernie Sanders.” But Jamie Reed’s deep, pro-trans ideology is one of the biggest reasons her explosive account about the St. Louis Children’s Hospital seems so credible to observers. “When this kind of whistleblower steps forward,” Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) told Tony Perkins, “you’ve got to take [the] allegations seriously.”
“I took the job,” Reed said, “because I support trans rights and firmly believed I would be able to provide good care for children … who are appropriate candidates to be receiving medical transition. Instead, I witnessed the Center cause permanent harm to many of the patients.” During her four years at the hospital’s Transgender Center, Reed’s dream of helping vulnerable kids was shattered and re-shattered by hundreds of stories of mistreatment, false diagnoses, tragic side effects, coercion, and patient regret.
“House GOP unveils ‘Parents Bill of Rights,’ drawing criticism from teachers union”…
“House Republicans leaders have announced their Parents Bill of Rights Act, which has sparked immediate criticism from one of the largest teachers unions.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Elise Stefanik says the legislation ensures parents have the right to know what’s being taught to their children in the classroom.
“For the first time in the new majority in the House, House Republicans are introducing our Parents Bill of Rights to bring our parents’ concerns to the highest levels,” the New York congresswoman said.
“In the face of the woke agenda and radical CRT the Far Left is pushing even in the midst of the devastating learning loss, we are ensuring parents have the transparency to know if their child is being properly equipped in the classroom.”
“Most church leaders see in-person only worship services as a thing of the past: study”…
“As many churches have now reopened their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic only a minority of them view in-person worship services as the church model of the future. A majority see a hybrid model utilizing various online technologies as the new normal, according to a new study from Pushpay.
In its 2023 State of Church Technology report, Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for faith-based and nonprofit sectors, the company said when their researchers asked church leaders what the future of their church would look like in 12 months, only 28% of respondents indicated in-person only, while many had multiple outlooks.
“New Florida bill would expand classroom ban on sexual orientation, gender identity”…
“The legislation, filed Tuesday by state Rep. Adam Anderson (R), would expand on the Parental Rights in Education law, which has been denounced by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in prohibiting instruction from pre-K through eighth grade. State law currently only bans it from kindergarten through third grade.
The bill would also expand the law to apply to charter schools.
It would further prevent employees, contractors and students of a public K-12 school from being required to refer to someone else by their pronouns if they do not match that of their sex assigned at birth.”
“Tennessee set to restrict public drag shows”…
“Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has promised to sign a bill that would protect children in the state from exposure to indecent live performances. The Tennessee Senate passed the legislation on Thursday along party lines, and it passed the state House last week. The bill would include “male and female impersonators” in the state’s definition of “adult cabaret performances” that are deemed “harmful to children” as defined by the state’s obscenity law. The legislation would limit adult cabaret—which would now include drag events—to private spaces where no children are present. Nearly a dozen states with Republican-led state legislatures are working on similar bills, but Tennessee could be the first to approve a law.”
“Advocates rally nationwide for LGBTQ+ rights: We “have had enough.””…
“Queer people and allies are mobilizing against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in states across the country.
Following the passage last week of two Tennessee laws intended to drastically restrict drag performances and ban gender-affirming care for minors, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) plans to hold a rally in Nashville on Thursday in protest. The two laws, signed by Gov. Bill Lee (R), are just the latest in what HRC says are more than a dozen anti-LGBTQ+ laws passed in Tennessee since 2015. According to the LGBTQ+ rights organization, Tennessee has passed more anti-LGBTQ+ laws than any other state.”
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