This Week in the News

Germany Shifts Tone

DNYUZ wrote on March 29:

“German officials have begun to question whether their country’s support [for Israel] has gone too far… The change in stance also tracks with the evolving position of Germany’s most important ally, the United States…

“Until recently, German public opinion seemed firmly behind the government’s support of Israel’s military campaign. But polls by public broadcasters in recent weeks show that nearly 70 percent of Germans surveyed felt Israel’s military actions were not justifiable… The matter has become inescapable for Mr. Scholz…”

Germany’s “friendship” with Israel—which was really overshadowed all along by Germany’s “friendship” with and support for the Palestinians—will become more and more strained.

Trump Too?

LifeSiteNews wrote on March 28:

“Former U.S. president Donald Trump said Israel’s behavior in conducting its retaliatory attack on the 2.3 million people of Gaza has done tremendous damage to how the Jewish state is perceived around the world, putting them ‘in trouble’ and encouraging antisemitism…. ‘You have to finish up your war… Israel has to be very careful, because you’re losing a lot of the world, you’re losing a lot of support, you have to finish up, you have to get the job done.’… Trump suggested that [the major rise in antisemitism] is a natural result to the devastation the Israeli army is inflicting upon tens of thousands of innocent lives… ‘you (Israel) fought back. And I think Israel made a very big mistake. I wanted to call (Israel) and say don’t do it,’ he said…

“‘You have a lot of people on the outside that are not friendly to Israel, and they’re never going to be friendly to Israel. And you have to be very careful. You’re in a very treacherous neighborhood,’ he proposed…

“In a late January interview, U.S. Col. Douglas Macgregor said the populations in the Middle East Arab nations such as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Turkey ‘are so angry and so enraged, they’re ready to fight, regardless of what the costs are, to destroy Israel.’”

Trump’s and Netanyahu’s friendly relationship turned somewhat sour when Netanyahu wasted no time in congratulating Biden for his “victory” over Trump after the last election.

Israeli Strike Kills Seven Aid Workers

Deutsche Welle wrote on April 2:

“Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted a ‘tragic case of an unintentional strike’ by Israeli forces on ‘innocent people.’ Seven people working for the US food aid charity World Central Kitchen were killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza. Australian, British and Polish citizens are reported to be among the seven aid workers killed in an alleged Israeli air strike… The Israeli military has expressed ‘sincere sorrow’ and has promised an investigation.

“US Secretary of State Antony Blinken [said] that Israel should ‘do more to protect innocent civilian lives, be they innocent Palestinian children or aid workers.’ Israel’s conduct of its war in Gaza with its rising civilian death toll has been causing increasing consternation in Washington…”

Israel Strikes Syria

CNN wrote on April 2:

“Iran has vowed to retaliate after it accused Israel of bombing its embassy complex in Syria on Monday, in a deadly escalation of regional tensions over the war in Gaza that once again appeared to raise the risk of a wider Middle Eastern conflict.

“The airstrike destroyed the consulate building in the capital Damascus, killing at least seven officials including Mohammed Reza Zahedi, a top commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and senior commander Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry… ‘According to our intelligence, this is no consulate and this is no embassy,’ Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told CNN…’This is a military building of Quds forces disguised as a civilian building in Damascus.’”

“The Height of Hypocrisy”

Die Welt wrote on April 2:

“It is a symptom of the moral wear and tear of our time that we have almost become accustomed to the hypocrisy of dictatorial regimes. This applies to Russia as well as to Iran. The most recent example: the furor over Israel’s attack on part of the Iranian embassy complex in Damascus, which Tehran branded as a violation of international law.

“However, it was mainly top Iranian terrorists who died, including the commander of the Quds Force for Syria and Lebanon. The Revolutionary Guards and their foreign arm, the al-Quds Force, are rightly classified as terrorist organizations by the USA. It is the height of hypocrisy that Iran is claiming the rules of diplomacy that the mullahs’ regime itself has always flouted.

“Think of the 444-day hostage-taking of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 shortly after the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian terrorist attack on the US Embassy in Beirut in 1983 and the one on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992. More than 90 people died.

“Iran is also known to abuse diplomatic immunity to carry out terrorist attacks. Most recently, for example, in the case of Assadollah Assadi, who, as a diplomat at the Iranian embassy in Vienna, planned a terrorist attack in Paris and was convicted for it by a Belgian court.

“So it is quite ridiculous for Iran to now claim diplomatic immunity for terrorist generals who coordinated military operations against Israel. Iran is waging an openly declared war to eliminate Israel and is currently supporting Hamas and Hezbollah’s war against the Jewish state, both financially and with weapons.

“And the military who are waging and coordinating this war on Iran’s side are, of course, a legitimate military target, regardless of whether Tehran puts the mask of diplomacy on them or not. Neither the media nor politicians should fall for this transparent maneuver.”

Persecution of Jews in Canada

The Times of Israel wrote on March 29:

“Canadian Jews have begun to worry about the very viability of their community of some 400,000 people. They fear for its future amid growing hostility to Jews on the streets, antipathy in government toward Israel and bureaucratic regulation they say limits their ability to practice their faith.

“A recent example of the regulation was the government’s introduction last year of new animal welfare-related limitations on kosher meat production… many Canadian Jews view the move on kosher meat as fresh evidence that their society… is becoming inhospitable….”

Antisemitism—including antisemitism sponsored or supported by many governments—is clearly on the rise.

Erdogan Loses Election in Istanbul and Ankara

Breitbart wrote on April 1:

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered their worst defeat in more than 20 years in local elections, losing the mayoralties of both Istanbul and Ankara to opposition candidates. The opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) narrowly won the overall popular vote for the first time in decades, elevating Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu to become Erdogan’s major rival for national influence…  AKP’s parliamentary majority is no longer large enough to push through a new constitution without a referendum, which the results suggest Erdogan would lose…

“In the capital city of Ankara, CHP candidate Mansur Yavas won by such a significant margin that he declared victory before half of the votes were counted…

“Sunday’s election more than doubled the number of female mayors in Turkey, another signal that Erdogan’s Islamist grip on Turkish politics might be slipping. Most of the new women mayors were members of the more secular CHP, plus a few from the People’s Democracy Party (DEM), a pro-Kurdish party that is sometimes stripped of its seats by Erdogan’s government because it is supposedly linked to Kurdish separatist militants…”

Elections for the Turkish presidency will occur in 2028. Much can still happen till then.

CNBC wrote on April 1:

“… while Erdogan’s opponents are celebrating the weekend’s result, it’s still by no means the end of the road for the Turkish president and his hold on power, some analysts note… ‘It would be naïve and erroneous to assume that this setback marks the beginning of the end for Erdogan.’… ‘[He] will not move towards greater political accommodation given his aversion to share power and will not tone down his polarizing rhetoric due to this stinging defeat… Rather, he is likely to respond forcefully (but not necessarily immediately) to the challenges posed by the opposition’s victory in the local elections.”

Erdogan is a ruthless dictator who, like Putin, crushes his opponents. Turbulent times in Turkey are to be expected.

Europe in a Pre-War Era

BBC News wrote on March 30:

“[Polish Prime Minister Donald] Tusk warned the next two years of the war would decide everything, adding: ‘We are living in the most critical moment since the end of the Second World War.’… Mr Tusk, a former president of the European Council, has warned Europe must be prepared for war before.”

The Independent wrote on March 29:

“Europe is in a ‘pre-war era’ reminiscent of 1939… For the first time since 1945, war in Europe is becoming “real’ again,” Tusk said… ‘We have not experienced a situation like this since 1945,’ he said…”

Europe is indeed in a pre-war era, but the outcome will be quite different from what many people believe.

Holy War Against Ukraine?

Newsmax wrote on March 29:

“The Russian Orthodox Church this week approved a document declaring its country’s self-described ‘special military operation’ against Ukraine as a ‘holy war’ being waged to protect Russia’s ‘spiritual space.’ The declaration was made in a document approved during a gathering of the World Russian People’s Council, which brought religious, cultural, and political figures together at the Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow… ‘From a spiritual and moral point of view, the special military operation is a Holy War, in which Russia and its people, are defending the single spiritual space of Holy Russia,’ said the document…

“The document added that the war was waged to protect ‘the world from the onslaught of globalism and the victory of the West, which has fallen into Satanism,’ and declared that once the war is over, ‘the entire territory of modern Ukraine should enter the zone of Russia’s exclusive influence.’ ‘The possibility of the existence of a Russophobic political regime hostile to Russia and its people on this territory, as well as a political regime controlled from an external center hostile to Russia, should be completely excluded,’ the declaration said.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church and the World Russian People’s Council, is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In February 2022, when the invasion of Ukraine began, Kirill declared that Ukraine and Belarus remain part of ‘Russian lands’ and condemned Ukrainians fighting back against the invasion as ‘forces of evil.’ He also presented the war as Russia’s battle for Christianity’s future

“Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, told Newsweek earlier this month that in places where Russia has arrived in Ukraine, it has worked to ‘exterminate all other religions besides the well-controlled and weaponized Russian Orthodox Church.’ Meanwhile, the Institute for Religious Freedom, based in Kyiv, said last year that Russia’s military has destroyed, damaged, or looted almost 500 religious buildings, with the numbers continuing to climb.

“Shevchuk said it is a challenge for his church not to become militant or ‘fall to the same temptation the Russian Orthodox Church fell into and become an instrument of hatred.’”

One might be tempted to think that Putin is the beast and Kirill the false prophet, as their actions clearly reflect what the beast and the false prophet will do. But we know, of course, that the beast will be of German (or Austrian) descent, arising in Germany, being hostile to Russia, and the false prophet won’t belong to the “Orthodox Church.” Still, Putin’s and Kirill’s actions seem to be influenced by the same dark powers which will finally possess the beast and the false prophet.

Haiti an “Open-Air Prison”

Express wrote on April 1:

“Haiti’s crisis has got so bad that the country has now been described as an ‘open-air prison’ as armed gangs continue to kill unarmed civilians and the humanitarian crisis deepens. In recent weeks, the gangs have ramped up their violence as they forced Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign. A transitional government has been formed to run the country before elections are held, but the gangs continue to cause chaos on the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince… children are among the most impacted, often caught in crossfire or being kidnapped by gangs as they aim to raise funds from ransoms. Sexual violence has also made the streets incredibly unsafe for women.

“William O’Neill, the UN’s designated independent expert on human rights, based in New York, said: ‘Schools, hospitals, key government institutions, everything now is at risk… Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area is essentially an open-air prison. There’s no way out — air, land, or sea. In fact, it’s not even so open-air anymore because people are afraid to leave their houses.’

“Many in Haiti are now going without essentials, including food. Gang violence has also seen over 350,000 people displaced in their own country. Mr O’Neill continued: ‘Gangs in the Artibonite department have attacked farm properties and also stolen hundreds of livestock belonging to residents, assets which often represent farmers’ life savings… Furthermore, along the northern coast… the Village de Dieu gang continues to use motorboats to … attack, loot, and steal from residents, local businesses, and humanitarian actors.’ To pay the ransoms demanded by gangs for the liberation of kidnapped family members, many have been forced to sell their homes and take out loans…”

When anarchy rules, that is the result.

Huge Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

Breitbart wrote on April 3:

“Taiwan was struck by the largest earthquake in 25 years in the early hours of Wednesday morning, collapsing buildings and triggering landslides, killing several and leaving tens of dozens missing… As noted by Britain’s BBC, China has been fast to offer aid to Taiwan, but Taiwan has turned down the suggested assistance from Beijing, which claims all of Taiwan as its own territory and is frequently discussed as a Russia-Ukraine style invasion risk.”

Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring agency said the quake was 7.2 magnitude while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.4In 1999, an earthquake measuring 7.6-magnitude killed 2,400 people.

“We Will Be Slaves”

LifeSiteNews wrote on March 28:

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declared in no uncertain terms recently that establishing a Central Bank Digital Currency in the country will be ‘the end of freedom; we will be slaves if we allow that to happen.’ ‘The truckers in Canada were protesting the COVID mandates, the lockdowns, masking mandates, vaccination mandates, and others,’ Kennedy [said]… ‘they were exercising a right that we all take for granted in this country: the right to assemble, the right to protest, the right to petition their government…  the government instead condemned them as right-wing fascists and racists… 

“‘The government used facial recognition systems and other intrusive technologies to identify the participants,’ he recounted, ‘and weaponized that information against them to freeze their bank accounts so they couldn’t purchase diesel for their trucks, buy food for their kids, or pay their mortgages or rents… ‘The truckers in Canada were never charged with a crime. They were certainly never convicted. It was just (that) they were doing something the government didn’t like. So the government was able to destroy their lives, and that is a very dangerous power to give government. And that’s why I’m against Central Bank Digital Currencies because that is part of the path to getting us where China is today

“Kennedy is far from alone in his alarm over the prospect of a CBDC being introduced in the U.S. or Canada… U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act last month to prohibit the Federal Reserve from issuing a central bank digital currency that Republican sponsors of the bill believe could turn the nation into a ‘surveillance state’ by handing over control of personal finances to federal government agencies… ‘Big government has no business spying on Americans to control their personal finances and track their transactions,’ said Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, a co-sponsor of the bill.”

The irony is, according to biblical prophecy, Americans and Canadians, among others, will become slaves, but in a more drastic and terrible way than even suggested in the article.

Biden Much Worse Threat to Democracy Than Trump

Breitbart wrote on April 2:

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a former Democrat turned independent running for president in 2024 as a third party candidate, said [on CNN] the argument can be made President Joe Biden is a ‘much worse threat to democracy’ than former President Donald Trump… pointing to the fact that Biden, 81, has weaponized federal agencies, using them to censor his political opponent….

“Kennedy continued, explaining that ‘the greatest threat to democracy is not somebody who questions election returns, but a president of the United States who uses the power of his office to force the social media companies, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to open a portal and give access to that portal to the FBI, to the CIA, to the IRS, to CISA, to NIH to censor his political critics.’”

The CNN moderator did not like that answer.

Trump Blasts “Corrupt” Judges and Legal System

Newsmax and Reuters wrote on April 2:

“Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the New York judge presiding over his trial on charges of falsifying records regarding a payment to silence a porn actress after the judge expanded a gag order on him.

“Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan on Monday amended a week-old ban on Trump making public statements about witnesses, jurors, and others connected with the case after the presumptive Republican nominee lashed out at the judge’s daughter, a Democrat political consultant, in several posts on his Truth Social platform. ‘I just was informed that another corrupt New York Judge, Juan Merchan, GAGGED me so that I cannot talk about the corruption and conflicts taking place in his courtroom with respect to a case that everyone, including the D.A., felt should never have been brought,’ Trump posted on Truth Social… ‘This Judge should be recused, and the case should be thrown out’

“Trump then turned his attention to President Joe Biden… ‘Please remember, ALL of these Lawsuits, Charges, and Indictments that have been brought against me have been orchestrated and coordinated by Crooked Joe Biden, the White House, and the DOJ, as an ATTACK ON CROOKED’S POLITICAL OPPONENT, ME. This has never happened before in our Country… THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN CORRUPTED & POLITICIZED AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE… UNDER CROOKED JOE BIDEN WE HAVE BECOME A THIRD WORLD NATION. OUR BORDERS ARE GONE, OUR LEGAL SYSTEM IS WEAPONIZED, OUR ELECTIONS ARE CORRUPT. IT DOESN’T GET ANY WORSE THAN THAT!!!…

“Earlier Monday, Trump posted a $175 million bond in his New York civil fraud case,.. ‘I had to pay New York State in order to appeal a corrupt decision by a biased, crooked and highly overturned judge. It’s supposed to be the other way around – you appeal before you pay,’ Trump wrote Tuesday morning… The bond prevents New York Attorney General Letitia James from going after Trump’s properties, including Trump Tower, his 370-acre resort and golf course in Westchester, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. CNN reported that the bond is underwritten by Knight Specialty Insurance, a California-based insurance company. It was not disclosed what collateral Trump used to secure the bond.”

Our corrupted legal system cannot get any worse? Oh yes, it can, and it will. We have just seen the beginning.

Excommunicate Biden (and Many Other Catholic Democrats)

LifeSiteNews wrote on March 28:

“The former prefect of the Vatican’s highest doctrine office, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, condemned U.S. President Joe Biden’s support for abortion, saying it is ‘infanticide’ and that those promoting ‘infanticide’ should be ‘excommunicated.’ ‘The word “abortion” is too much a soft word. The reality is killing, murder of a living person,’ said… Müller. ‘There’s no right to kill another person…’

“Cardinal Müller likened the killing of the unborn and the elderly to the ‘Nazi’ times, saying that ‘it’s absolutely unacceptable that you can say you are a Catholic and promote and justify killing of human persons, human beings [from] the beginning in the mother’s womb, until the last respiration [with] euthanasia… Killing of ill people, like in the Nazi times, is euthanasia.’

“Biden is very public about his self-professed Catholic faith, but Cardinal Müller suggested that while Biden is ‘nominally a Catholic, in reality he is a Nihilist’…

“The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is always wrong, because it kills an innocent human being, thus violating the Church’s prohibition on murder…”

If the Pope and the Catholic Church were to act true to their own teaching, Biden, Pelosi and other high-ranking Catholic Democrats, openly supportive of abortion, would HAVE to be excommunicated. But this applies to hypocritical Europeans too (see the next article). Of course, the Catholic Church can’t really be serious about its proclaimed stance against killing human beings, because it has been guilty of murdering opponents and “heretics” throughout its existence.

No Equality Without Abortion?

BioEdge wrote on March 21:

“France’s decision to include a right to abortion in its constitution has revived moves to include it in [the] European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. ‘Deciding about one’s own body is a fundamental right: there is no equality if women cannot do so; it is impossible without the right to abortion,’ said Karen Melchior, a Danish Member of the European Parliament. 

“… Amending the Charter requires a unanimous vote from all members of the EU. It is unlikely that Poland, Malta, or Hungary, at least, would agree. So despite speeches by activists, it is unlikely that the EU will be following in France’s footsteps.

“Not everyone in France has welcomed the abortion amendment. Nicolas Bauer, a lawyer… believes that it will weaken doctors’ right to conscientious objection.”

In addition, does the unborn have no rights? It is amazing that pro-abortion activists—including many Catholics—are unwilling to even address this undeniable fact.

Shameful Conduct in the Female Soccer Realm

Breitbart wrote on March 29:

“Former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star Megan Rapinoe has launched an all-out war against current USWNT midfielder Korbin Albert for daring to post a video by a Christian who opposes transgenderism. The 20-year-old Albert had reposted a video by a teen who faced serious mental health issues that caused him to think he might be transgender. The teen says that after he found God, he realized he was not trans and detransitioned. But after being attacked by Rapinoe [who is openly lesbian and took a knee, in protest of “racism,” during the national anthem] and her rabid gender ideology cohorts, Albert fell on her sword and apologized for posting the video.

“‘I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media,’ Albert wrote in an Instagram story this week… ‘Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive, and hurtful was immature and disrespectful, which was never my intent. I truly believe that everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playing fields. I know my actions have not lived up to that, and for that, I sincerely apologize. It’s an honor and a privilege to get to play this sport and on the world stage and I promise to do better,’ she added.

“Rapinoe had attacked Albert and pushed the false claim that ‘kids are literally killing themselves because of this hate.’ Indeed, more and more studies are finding that suicide threats increase after transitions and are not higher in trans-leaning teens before transition procedures. Rapinoe, who retired from professional soccer last year, went all-in for transgender athletes after she was safely out of the game and did not have to face playing with men on her team or the teams of her opponents.

“Many jumped to social media to blast Rapinoe for her hypocritical stance in favor of transgender athletes now that she is safely out of the game.”

Too bad that Albert felt a need to apologize, due to pressure from Rapinoe and other radicals. Newsmax suggested that Albert did not write the apology, but somebody else did, and that she just signed off on it, as she might have been threatened with being expelled from the US national soccer team, if she had not. Who knows? In our ungodly society, none of that sounds too far-fetched. Note the next outrageous article.

Easter Sunday and Transgender Day of Visibility

Breitbart wrote on March 30:

“Biden issued an official proclamation on Good Friday, reading, ‘We honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect Union — where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives.’

“The official proclamation continued: ‘NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility. I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.’

“Biden’s chosen day for the inaugural celebration is Easter Sunday, a day on which [nominal] Christians — including Biden, who discusses his Catholic faith often — celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ…”

Express wrote on March 30:

“Joe Biden released a statement ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility… This year, Transgender Day of Visibility will fall on the same day as Easter Sunday, causing outcry from Christians across the US. March 31st will mark Easter Sunday and the 15th annual Transgender Day of Visibility – which is celebrated internationally, not just in the US.

“Christians have taken to social media to express their outrage at the clash of the two celebrations, arguing that it is disrespectful to their religion.”

Biden’s fascination with the transgender people is ridiculous.

Transgender Nonsense and Biden’s Ongoing Provocations

Breitbart wrote on April 1:

“On Sunday afternoon, Biden’s X account tweeted: ‘Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, I have a simple message to all trans Americans: I see you. You are made in the image of God, and you’re worthy of respect and dignity.’…

“Biden’s transgenderism statement was slammed by Christians and critics of transgenderism… ‘To say that humans who block puberty, take cross-sex hormones, and cut off their body parts because they were “born in the wrong body” are “made in the image of God” is quite an insult to God…’”

At Least 50 Days of “Celebration”

Breitbart added on March 30:

“The Biden administration’s decision to honor ‘Transgender Awareness Day’ on Easter Sunday has caused widespread controversy. However, many Americans may be unaware that there are more than 50 LGBTQIA2S+-themed holidays.”

Breitbart then published a list of many of the above-mentioned days. They include days in March (called the “Bisexual Health Awareness Month”), days in May (referred to at times as “Agender Pride Day”), days in June (called the LGBTQ Pride Month), days in October (called the LGBTQ History Month), and days in November (called the Trans Awareness Month). Days themselves might be called National Transgender HIV Testing Day; Nonbinary Parents Day; Lesbian Visibility Day; Agender Pride Day; LGBTQ Families Day; Queer Youth of Faith Day; International Drag Day; Gay Uncles Day; Bisexuality Day; International Lesbian Day; National Coming Out Day; National LGBT Center Awareness Day; Transgender Awareness Week; Intersex Day; Pansexual Day; Transgender Parent Day; Omnisexual Visibility Day; and many others.

This is the world in which we live!!!!

Scotland’s New Hate Crime Laws to “Protect” Transgender Persons Cause Uproar

The Daily Mail wrote on April 1:

“The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act came into force today… critics say the laws could be used to stifle free speech and that gender-critical activists could be jailed for using the wrong pronoun for a transgender person… Earlier today it was revealed by Scottish minister Siobhian Brown that people ‘could be investigated’ for misgendering someone online. It means a person could be arrested for calling a trans woman ‘he’ if the police decided to do so. … The new laws sparked a furious response by concerned Scots…  with many holding up gender critical slogans. Some of the signs read, ‘a man can’t become a woman. simple’…  ‘truth is not hate speech’, ‘keep trans ideology out of our schools’…

“The Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) also warned of the risk of vexatious complaints… Critics, many of whom including the Harry Potter author [J K Rowling] hold gender-critical views [meaning they do not endorse change of gender by transgender people], have said it would be weaponised against them….”

Breitbart wrote on April 2:

“J.K. Rowling won a significant victory over Scotland’s new speech restrictions after daring the police to arrest her over comments criticising transgender ideology, as Police Scotland said they would not take criminal actions against the Harry Potter author after activists reported her statements to law enforcement… [She vowed] that she would stand by any other woman who runs afoul of the new speech codes, saying, ‘If they go after any woman for simply calling a man a man, I’ll repeat that woman’s words and they can charge us both at once.’”

Physical Resurrection of Jesus?

Breitbart wrote on March 30:

“A recent poll reportedly found that a large percentage of registered voters believe that Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead… The Daily Signal, citing a Scott Rasmussen National Survey poll, reported Thursday that almost 70 percent of registered voters believe in Jesus’ bodily resurrection.”

The equation of “bodily” resurrection with “physical” resurrection is clearly wrong. Jesus did NOT physically rise from the dead. Please see our Q&A on this topic.

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