Thursday, April 13, 2023
Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.
“Former trans influencer blames TikTok stars for rise in gender ideology: ‘A trend that destroys lives’”…
“London, who identified as a woman for six months and later detransitioned, blames TikTok and its proliferation of content affirming gender transitions as the main reason why he started to question his own gender identity.
“I was spending eight hours a day on TikTok,” he told Fox News Digital. “I was really, really addicted. Now, I barely use it, and I’m so much happier.”
London has been open about his identity struggle, so when he saw videos about people’s new personas and pronouns garnering attention, he started to wonder if that was the solution to his problems. “
“Ukraine’s march to legalize same-sex marriage takes another step forward”…
“Last month, Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun submitted a bill calling for the legal recognition of same-sex partnerships. The bill has since received support from several Ukrainian political parties and is now making its way through parliament, marking yet another step forward in Ukraine’s march towards LGBTQ+ acceptance.
Sovsun – who is a member of the Holos, Ukraine’s smallest opposition party – announced her bill via a series of tweets that urged parliament to legalize same-sex marriage by the end of the year. Though she claimed that 56% of Ukrainians support same-sex partnerships, her case for marriage equality rarely invoked polling numbers and instead focused on the valor of LGBTQ+ soldiers.”
“New bill would criminalize protests and offensive remarks in parts of Canada”…
“Days after a man was assaulted in Vancouver for presenting a differing opinion to a group of militant trans activists in front of an indifferent police force, a Toronto official introduced new legislation that would see that victim treated as a criminal.
As explained by Wong-Tam, the AG could create a “community safety zone to prohibit, within 100 meters of the property, any homophobic/transphobic act of intimidation, threat, offensive threats, offensive remarks, protests, disturbance and distribution of hate propaganda within the meaning of the criminal code.”
“Not Just Nashville: Attacks Against Churches Nearly Tripled in 2023, Report Finds”…
“Last week’s mass murder of six people at a church-run Christian school constitutes 2023’s deadliest act of violence against churches, which have increased nearly three times this year compared to last year, a new reportfrom Family Research Council finds. The number of anti-church attacks in 2022 had already tripled over four years, a previous report found.
In all, assailants attacked churches 69 times in the first three months of 2023, compared with 24 such acts during the same period last year, a 288% increase. The rising tempo of anti-Christian assaults — which includes arsons, bomb threats, vandalism, and sacrilege — has affected places of worship in 29 states. The motives behind such desecration run the gamut from pro-abortion activism or controversies over transgender ideology to apparently senseless acts of destruction.”
“Idaho bans puberty blockers, chemical castration and breast removal for trans-identified kids”…
“Idaho has become the latest state to pass a law prohibiting doctors from prescribing puberty blockers that many refer to as chemical castration and body mutilating surgeries for youth struggling with their sexual identities.
Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 71, also known as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, into law on Tuesday, making Idaho the 12th state to ban such practices, joining Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.
In a transmittal letter sent to Idaho House Speaker Mike Moyle, Little explained that he signed the bill because he believed “our society plays a role in protecting minors from surgeries or treatments that can irreversibly damage their healthy bodies.””
“Supreme Court declines to intervene to enforce West Virginia transgender athlete ban”…
“The Supreme Court has ruled that transgender athletes in West Virginia can compete on female school sports teams in response to a challenge by the state to allow it to enforce a law that prohibits such athletes from doing so.
In a brief, unsigned order, the justices denied the state’s emergency request to lift an appeals court’s injunction, which enabled a transgender girl to compete on her middle school’s female teams until the three-judge panel reaches a final decision.”
“China: 70% Think Invasion of Taiwan Likely”…
“Two-thirds of voters support Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy’s decision to meet with Taiwan’s president, and even more expect China to attack the island nation in the near future.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely U.S. voters believe it is likely that China will invade Taiwan in the next few years, including 38% who say such an invasion is Very Likely. Just 18% don’t think a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is likely. Another 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”
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