Author: Dean Smith

Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon warns that ‘truth’ is under attack

Seth Dillon is the CEO of the Babylon Bee, a popular website that publishes satirical stories on current news events. Dillon is also a Christian and this past week spoke at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, where he warned that truth is under attack across America. The Christian Post reports. “We’re living in crazy times, unusually crazy times, actually outrageous times where absurdity is everywhere,” Dillon began. “Truth is under attack. Reason is under attack.” “Comedy is under attack. And you can’t speak up and try to defend any of these things, or they try to suppress your voice and silence you. Freedom of speech is under attack.”   Dillon said the world is “increasingly becoming more and more difficult” for Christians to speak “the truth boldly in the public square.”  READ: Babylon Bee CEO tells megachurch the ‘truth is under attack’ in America Fact-checking satire Though the Babylon Bee is satirical, Snopes, a left-wing website, actually fact-checked one of the Bee‘s articles, where it satirically wrote that CNN had purchased two massive industrial washing machines …

Fact-checking the left-wing media’s ‘dangerous delusions’

The New York Post often looks at stories published in the left-wing media and compares the actual facts with their delusional versions of events. The article’s subhead reads: “Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions.” Here is one fact-check that caught my attention: This report: “A forensic psychology professor . . . said bias killings are often perpetrated by . . .  typically young white men.”— AP, Tuesday We say: Much of the media characterized the murder of four Muslims in Albuquerque, NM, as “anti-Muslim” hate crimes, but the Associated Press went even further, suggesting the culprits were likely “young white men.” Oops: The lead suspect turned out to be a 51-year-old Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan. For more interesting delusions from the left-wing media. READ: The week in whoppers: Biden’s inflation perversion, AP’s racial profiling and more

Salman Rushdie stabbed multiple times at New York speaking engagement

Author Salman Rushdie, who came to fame for his book, The Satanic Verses, has been reportedly stabbed as he was preparing to speak at a literary event at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. The man walked onto the stage and attacked the author. Rushdie, who was still alive, was rushed to a nearby hospital. One report stated he was stabbed multiple times and others state he was stabbed in the neck. Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses in 1988, which was in part inspired by the life of the Prophet Muhammad. The title refers to verses that Islamic tradition states Muhammad added to the Koran that talk about three pagan goddesses: Allāt, Al-Uzza, and Manāt. Tradition adds that Muhammad later removed these verses, stating he had been tempted by the devil. Because of its depiction of Muhammad, some Muslims believe the book to be blasphemous and in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s execution. Though the Iranian government has since backed away from this, in 2012, a religious organization in that country offered a …

Disturbing, if true

While most now believe COVID leaked out of a level 4 virology lab in Wuhan, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Chair of the Lancet’s COVID-19 Commission, has a theory. Current Affairs recently interviewed Sachs: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has also served as the chair of the COVID-19 commission for leading medical journal the Lancet. Through his investigations as the head of the COVID-19 commission, Prof. Sachs has come to the conclusion that there is extremely dangerous biotechnology research being kept from public view, that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19,  originated through dangerous virus research gone awry. Prof. Sachs recently co-authored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences calling for an independent inquiry into the virus’s origins. He believes that there is clear proof that the National Institutes of Health and many members of the scientific community have been impeding a …

Human sacrifice and the spirit of fear

A Bolivian man, Víctor Alvarez, recently told the incredible story of how he escaped after allegedly being buried alive as a human sacrifice to Pachamama, the goddess of fertility and earth, in early August, The Daily Mail reports. Some Bolivians believe that the goddess Pachamama opens her mouth for offerings at the Mother Earth Festival and those participating will make sacrifices including sweets, cocoa leaves, sheep fetuses and even live animals. Stories have even circulated of human sacrifices in the ancient past. Alvarez, 30, who was attending this year’s festival held on August 5, 2022 is convinced that he was buried alive as a sacrifice to Pachamama after he passed out from drinking. Because when he awoke, Alvarez found himself inside a coffin buried in the ground. Fortunately, he was able to break through the coffin and dig his way out. The Bible mentions several instances of human sacrifice. When the Egyptian Pharaoh ordered the killings of the Hebrew baby boys while in their Egyptian captivity, he did a very unusual thing. Instead of killing …

1,000 families planning to sue gender identity clinic in Britain?

According to lawyers, a gender identity clinic in Britain, The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) based in Tavistock, will be sued by approximately 1,000 families for allegedly rushing children into gender transition without proper evaluation of the child’s mental well-being. Because of the growing concerns about the clinic, the British government had previously announced it will close GIDS in 2023. The Daily Caller writes: The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at Tavistock, the largest pediatric gender clinic in the world, will be sued by about 1,000 families of children who were allegedly rushed onto puberty blockers at the U.K.-based clinic, attorneys told The Times. The class action medical negligence lawsuit accuses the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the U.K. of recklessly prescribing puberty blockers with harmful side effects and unquestioningly affirming the gender identities of children with inadequate analysis of mental health, according to The Times. The suit comes after an independent review of GIDS found the facility to be unsafe for children and the National Health Service announced it would shut the clinic down by 2023 and replace it …

Communist China paying Canadian politicians?

Call me sarcastically shocked. But according to Blacklock’s Reporter, a former espionage officer told a Canadian House of Commons ethics committee that there are politicians in Canada, federal, provincial and municipal, who are being paid by the Chinese Communist Party: Blacklock’s reports: MPs, provincial legislators and city councillors are known to be in the pay of foreign agents, a former espionage officer yesterday told the Commons ethics committee. The foreign agents’ source country was not named though cabinet has accused China of clandestine activities: “What we know for sure is we have various foreign countries that succeeded in recruiting elected officials – again, municipal, provincial or federal.” READ: See Politicians In China’s Pay I suspect he also has names. True North provides more details: “We had to monitor parliamentarians. There are elected officials at all levels whether it’s municipal, provincial or federal who are being paid by foreign governments and who are not necessarily acting in the interests of Canada,” said Juneau-Katsuya. The former intelligence chief was tightlipped on how many politicians were working with …

Survey: Nearly 80% of Americans believe there is a two-tiered justice system

Perception is everything and according to a National Issues Survey of eligible voters in 2022 by the Trafalgar Group, nearly 80% of Americans (79.3%) believe that America has a two-tiered justice system, The Daily Wire reports. In other words, the majority of Americans, believe the justice system is politically corrupted and has a different set of rules for those with political connections, compared to the average US citizen. The poll found that the majority of people in both the Democrat and Republican parties held this opinion. However, the percentage of Democrats who believed this (66.7%) was significantly lower than the percentage of Republicans (87.8%) who felt the same. This discrepancy suggests that some believe the justice system prefers one set of political views over the other. Meanwhile, 77.2% of independents also believed there was a two-tiered justice system. READ: Nearly 8 In 10 Americans Believe U.S. Has A Two-Tiered Justice System: Survey 15 ‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to …

Majority of Britain’s children born out of wedlock for the first time in history

According to statistics released by the Office for National Statics (ONS) this week, for the first time in Britain’s history, the majority of children were born out of wedlock, Breitbart reports. ONS, which has been tracking these statistics since 1845, stated that of the 624,828 born in England and Wales in 2021, 320,000 or 51.3% were born to unmarried/unpartnered mothers. Between 1845 and 1978, the number of children born outside of marriage was typically less than 10%. However, by 1988, the number had risen to 34% and to 40% by 2000. READ: Death of Family: Majority of Babies Born Out of Wedlock for First Time in History RELATED: As a proud feminist, I still believe that marrying before starting a family is best for children AND for women, writes Louise Perry

Did Baal show up at the Commonwealth Games?

In his vision of the end times, the Apostle John saw a time coming when the people would openly worship the beast, which of course is none other than Satan, the god of this world. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear. (Revelation 13:8-9 NIV) It is difficult to imagine how the world could be so deceived, that humanity would be enticed into worshiping this false god. But a bizarre thing happened at the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England in August 2022. As part of the opening ceremonies, a massive (six-story high) bull with flashing red eyes and smoke pouring out of its nostrils was dragged into the main arena. As strange as that was, this wasn’t even the bizarre part. When the mechanical bull entered the arena, a woman walked in front of it, to calm it down. After this happened, dancers …

Study: More people attend nondenominational churches in America than denominational

According to the 2020 US Religion Census, there has been a major shift in the type of churches people attend. For the past century, the religious landscape has been dominated by such denominations as Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodists. But no longer, the yet-to-be-released report reveals that the number of people attending non-denominational churches exceeded those attending denominational churches, Christianity Today reports. The report stated that since 2010, there are over 4,000 new nondenominational churches in America and along with that an additional 6.5 million Americans were now attending nondenominational churches. Meanwhile, the number of people attending denominational churches has been declining for several years. However, most of the decline is seen in liberal denominations, such as Methodist and Episcopalian, that no longer accept the Bible, as the word of God. READ: Nondenominational Churches Are Adding Millions of Members. Where Are They Coming From?

Concerns over looming Bible shortage in Hong Kong

As the atheistic Chinese Communist Party tightens its stranglehold on Hong Kong since the city lost its freedom in 1997, believers are concerned that there may soon be a Bible shortage. The Christian Post reports: The Catholic religious order of Franciscans, which runs the biblical research institute Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Hong Kong, has found that printing companies fear that printing the Bibles without government approval might lead to trouble with authorities, according to the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern. “Studium Biblicum Franciscanum has been unable to find a suitable printing house for the Catholic Chinese Bibles and therefore has not been able to print the new Catholic Chinese Bibles,” the U.S.-based watchdog group ChinaAid quoted Franciscan Friar Raymond Mary Yeung, a member of the SBF, as saying. Studium Biblicum Fanciscanum reported that it has released all of its supply of Bibles to bookstores and if its stock is not soon replenished, a Bible shortage is just weeks away. The Chinese Communist Party is officially atheistic. READ: Fears of Bible shortage in Hong Kong tied …

The political attack on agriculture

Just so we are clear, the attacks on agriculture in Holland is not rooted in some desire to save the world from global warming, it is all politics. That is why left-wing extremists are now threatening Dutch farmers, who have been protesting their government’s decision to limit farming in that country, to reduce CO2 emissions. Breitbart provides more details: The threat by far-left extremists in the Netherlands comes as farmers continue to fight EU green agenda measures in their country that could result in the closure of up to 30 per cent of livestock farms, something local government officials have decreed is part and parcel of an “unavoidable transition”. According to a report by Der Telegraaf, extremists have threatened that they will soon occupy barns of “far-right nationalists” — also known as farmers trying to protect their livelihoods — in the country, and let lose livestock from their pens. “From next week we will occupy livestock farms and free the animals from the mega stables,” the publication reports one online declaration associated with the extremists as …

Scientists call for a ‘new’ theory of evolution

We have been brainwashed for over a century by the theory of evolution, that life sprung out of some primordial soup as single-celled bacteria in an instant became breathing, living and consuming. Humans subsequently evolved from this single cell through a series of small changes. But it seems that some scientists are finally admitting that Darwin’s theory just doesn’t work. Don’t kid yourself, they haven’t suddenly become believers in God, though some have, they are simply calling for a new theory of evolution, because this old one does not explain the absolute complexity of life. In his article entitled, Do we need a new theory of evolution?, for the British newspaper, The Guardian, Stephen Buranyi writes that a “new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology.” In his article, Buranyi writes that for generations we were told that creatures with poor eyesight, had offspring with slightly better eyesight, and because they thrived, …

Britain paid off its slavery debt in 2015?

Because of a campaign led by an Evangelical Christian politician, William Wilberforce, who believed all men were created equal under God, the British Government finally banned slavery in most of its empire in 1834. Ironically, it was a year after Wilberforce died. But here is a little-known fact, as part of this banning, the British government freed all the slaves by buying them off their slave owners, paying the equivalent of 17 billion pounds in today’s dollars. To do this, it had to borrow money and the last of that debt, plus interest, was paid off in 2015. USA News provides more details: “In 1833, Britain used 40% of its national budget to buy freedom for all slaves in the Empire. Britain borrowed such a large sum of money for the Slavery Abolition Act that it wasn’t paid off until 2015,” a graphic posted by the political activist Raheem Kassam reads. “This means that living British citizens helped pay for the end of the slave trade with their taxes,” the graphic continues. The post has been …

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is roaring back

Remember a few years back, rabid environmentalists were telling the world that global warming was killing off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Apparently, the Great Barrier Reef is roaring back, the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) reports. In fact, it is in the best shape it’s been in 36 years. Breitbart explains: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is doing just fine with vast sections defying every forecast of impending doom made by climate catastrophists over the past 30 years, a report Thursday outlines. Coral cover on two-thirds of the iconic reef, which is seen as a bellwether of ocean health, has reached its highest level since records began 36 years ago, according to marine scientists monitoring the ecosystem. In defiance of the Global warming propaganda, the AMS described the reef as healthy and flourishing, but keeping with the global warming propaganda added that the prognosis for the coral reef was still “‘very poor’ due to ‘climate change.’” “This echoes news outlets like the Washington Post which in 2017 published a piece that outlined, “An ecological catastrophe is unfolding off Australia’s …

Do Egyptian transliterations confirm the Exodus account?

In the speech that led to his martyrdom, Stephen stated that Moses was educated in all the wisdom of Egypt (Acts 7:22). This is to be expected, since the Bible records that he was raised in the Pharaoh’s court, where he would not only learn the ways of Egypt, but as well its language. But we also know that his Hebrew mother basically served as his nanny during his early years (Exodus 2:7–9). So, Moses would also be familiar with the Hebrew culture and religion, and perhaps even the Hebrew language. It is also generally believed that Moses was the author of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, as we find several references of Moses writing down events as they took place. 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.” (Exodus 7:14 NIV) 4 Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. …

People continuing to abandon California

California was once the land of promise, but after years of woke politicians and socialist policies, people are coming to their senses and abandoning the state, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Breitbart explains: California lost 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to the state’s Department of Finance statistics. The departure of hundreds of thousands of California residents comes after the state lost a congressional seat for the first time in history due to its below-average population increase from 2010 to 2020. The Democrat-run cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles rank first and second in the nation for outbound moves. California residents are fleeing the state in droves due to its extremely high cost of living, housing prices, crime rates, and homelessness rates. The data shows that Los Angeles residents left the city for areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Dallas. Roughly 41,000 Angelenos left the city in the second quarter of 2022, up from the 33,000 who left the city during the same period in …

Enviro fanatic hails the benefits of a US-China war and COVID?

Apparently, a member of our esteemed media is suggesting that a war between the US and Communist China would be good because it will help stop global warming. And yes, he allegedly also wrote about the benefits of COVID for the same reason. It happened recently after Communist China threatened military action if US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan on her recent visit to to Asia. Breitbart provides more details: South China Morning Post (SCMP) North American bureau chief Robert Delaney published a bizarre editorial on Tuesday in which he suggested a war between America and China, sparked by Beijing making good on its threat of a military response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan, could be even better than the coronavirus pandemic for reducing the world’s carbon footprint. Delaney’s long screed, which only got around to his give-war-a-chance grand finale in the final paragraphs, included hosannas for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic as the luckiest break for the climate change movement in generations, since it significantly reduced energy consumption and emissions. READ: Hayward: Columnist …

Justice vs forgiveness

Several years back I stumbled upon a conversation a couple coworkers were having in the coffee room of the place I worked. One was asking the other who was a believer about a Bible discrepancy. How come the Old Testament talks eye for an eye and executing murderers and the New Testament talk about loving and forgiving everyone including our enemies, he wondered? These two commands seemed diametrically opposed to each other and from outward appearances a contradiction. It was a legitimate question. But we see the answer to this alleged contradiction in a recent story out of Alabama. On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Joe James was executed for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Faith Hall, in 1994. Faith, who was 26 at the time, had two daughters when she broke up with James after they had briefly gone out. James was found guilty and sentenced to death in Alabama for the senseless murder and 26 years later he had run out of appeals. But then a strange thing happened, Faith’s two daughters, now adults, petitioned the …

Study: Drink coffee, live longer?

Of course, anyone with a coffee addiction, like I have, will always point to any research that validates their addiction. With that qualifier, a recent study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that regular coffee drinkers had less chance of dying than those who weren’t during a seven-year study involving 171,000 healthy participants, the Washington Post reports. The study that involved people who were over the age of 56 and were cancer free and had no cardiovascular issues were 30% less likely to die than those who didn’t regularly consume 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee a day. READ: Regular coffee drinkers had lower chance of dying in 7-year period

¿Por qué estás enojado con Dios?

English: Why are you angry with God? Traducido por Belen Juarez Richter Estaba leyendo un artículo interesante en Denison Forum por Jay Richardson, pastor de la iglesia Bautista “Highland Colony” en la ciudad Ridgeland, Misisipi. Le pidieron que aconsejara a una mujer que estaba teniendo luchando espiritualmente. La mujer admitió que su vida espiritual se estaba derrumbando, ella no había orado por meses. Después de hablar con ella, Richardson se dio cuenta que la mujer estaba enojada con Dios. Cuando él mencionó esta posibilidad, ella lo negó, pero Richardson siguió presionando en el asunto. Finalmente la mujer admitió su enojo. Y Richardson le pudo aconsejar; ella debía decirle a Dios en oración que ella estaba enojada con Él, por supuesto, de forma respetuosa. Ella siguió el consejo se Richardson y unas semanas después, mientras estaba en un restaurante, el esposo de la mujer se acercó a Richardson y le agradeció por devolverle a su esposa. Necesitamos empezar a ser honestos con Dios en nuestras oraciones. Dios quiere que conversemos con Él y le digamos exactamente …

Stressed out workers

According to a recent report by Gallup entitled, State of the Global Workplace: 2022, workers around the world are experiencing an unprecedented level of stress. The report stated that in 2021, 60% of workers feel emotionally detached from their job and 44% state that they felt a lot of stress while at work the previous day. Though the stress they experienced may not be related to work, they nevertheless felt stress while at work. What is equally concerning is that only 21% of workers worldwide felt engaged with their work. The level of a person’s engagement reflects their commitment to doing a good job and as well having a sense of purpose at their work. The employees feeling the highest sense of engagement in their work were in Canada and US where 33% said they felt engaged. The areas of the world experiencing the lowest sense of engagement included Europe, where only 14% felt engaged with their job and North Africa and the Middle East at 15%. READ: Stress reaches ‘all-time high’ among world’s workers …

Canada: Has Trudeau weaponized the justice system?

If you want an idea of what is going on in Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, listen to the interview that Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson had with Tamara Lich’s attorney, Keith Wilson. Tamara was one of the leaders of the Freedom Convoy 2022 protest in Ottawa earlier this year, calling for an end to Trudeau’s COVID mandates. Wilson said that Trudeau has weaponized Canada’s justice system, as the 49-year-old grandmother spent 49 days in jail. The Post Millennial provided some excerpts: “She committed the most minor crime that we have in our Criminal Code, Tucker. And it’s called the crime of mischief. It’s remarkable what’s happened here,” Wilson told Carlson.[…] Wilson went on to explain in detail that Lich’s arrest is “more than a human right’s violation” but rather a deliberate attempt by Prime Minister Trudeau to “intimidate” Canadian citizens. “Look what Tamara did. She inspired not only Canadians, 1000s of truckers, to drive to Ottawa to stand for their rights and stand against the authoritarian overreach from these COVID policies. But she also …

Ireland: Another country’s left-wing politicians target agriculture

By the way left-wing politicians are acting, you would never know that the world is in a food crisis. But Ireland has now joined Holland, Sri Lanka and Canada in targeting agriculture. Yes, Ireland’s political elite is also planning to save the world by starving it. The Daily Caller provides more details: Ireland’s Coalition leaders debated Tuesday the extent of new greenhouse gas emissions cuts for the agricultural sector ahead of a cabinet-wide meeting Wednesday, with the Green Party pushing for a 30% decrease, according to the Irish Times. Others argued that the potential goals unfairly targeted agriculture as “the only sector of the economy that has to make sacrifices,” Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan, who represents a rural area, said.[…] Ireland’s possible emissions rule follows the Canadian government’s move Friday to require a 30% nitrogen emissions cut for the agricultural sector by 2030, which experts told the DCNF would slash production and contribute to the food crisis. And in June, the Netherlands mandated a 50% emissions goal despite acknowledging it could put livestock farmers …

Study: Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of dying from COVID by 50%

Another study conducted by researchers in Israel and Russia has stated that a deficiency in vitamin D can significantly increased the risk of death from COVID, WND reports. The report published in the Israel Medical Association Journal analyzed several studies that looked at the link between vitamin D deficiencies and COVID severity. The researchers from the Laboratory of the Mosaics of Autoimmunity in Israel and First Moscow State University concluded that a vitamin D deficiency increased the chances of death from COVID by as much as 50%. WND provides more details: They concluded the trials “demonstrate that vitamin D levels are inversely correlated with the COVID-19 severity, serum levels of inflammatory markers and fatality rates, mainly through the modulation of the innate immune response and possible enhancement of antibody generation post-vaccination.” The researchers cautioned that there is “ongoing discussion regarding whether low vitamin D is caused by the infection or if its deficiency negatively affects the immune disease. In any case, they said, giving vitamin D supplements to COVID patients has improved their immune function, …

Reality star Kat Von D announces major changes stating ‘There is a spiritual battle taking place’

I am not exactly sure what it all means, but reality star Kat Von D, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, recently announced on Instagram that she is making some major changes in her life, the Daily Wire reports. Over the years, Kat Von D has gained fame as a model, author, tattoo artist who starred in the reality shows LA Ink and Miami Ink, recording artist, and entrepreneur who developed her own goth look beauty line. But there may be significant changes coming, as Kat announced that she is ending her association with the occult and will no longer be selling items associated with the occult or tarot cards. Explaining her decision, Kat added, “it’s never been more clear to me that there is a spiritual battle taking place, and I want to surround myself and my family with love and light,” The Daily Wire provides more details from Kat’s Instagram post: “I don’t know if any of you have been going through changes in your lives right now, but in the last …