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Christian mother sues school for forcing her four-year-old child to participate in a gay-pride parade

A Christian mother in England has taken legal action against the school her four-year-old child attends, because teachers forced him to participate in a gay-pride parade in 2018, against his family’s wishes, the Daily Mail reports. In June 2018, Heavers Farm Primary School in London sent a letter to parents inviting them to participate in a gay pride parade on June 29, 2018. When Izzy Montague, 38, responded and asked that her child be exempt from attending, a teacher told her that attendance was mandatory. Montague says that she and her husband are devout Christians and do not believe their child should be forced to participate in an event that the family does not agree with. In an interview with Christian Concern (below), Montague said there were several parents who expressed concerns about their child’s participation in the parade, but were ignored. Montague added that these children did not consent to participate in this parade. Montague says that when she met with her child’s teacher in September, 2018, the teacher’s child was wearing a t-shirt …

Catholic students wearing pro-life caps were kicked out of the Smithsonian?

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C has allegedly kicked out a group of Catholic high school students because they were wearing hats with a pro-life message, The Blaze reports. The students, who attend a Catholic school in Greenville County, South Carolina, were in the city for the annual March for Life held on Jan 20, 2023, and decided to visit the museum. Shortly after entering they were approached by a security guard and told to leave because the museum was a ‘neutral zone.’ The parents allege it was due to the tuques the students were wearing. In an interview with WYFF-TV, Nora Kriegel, one of the parents of the children involved, said: “They should be allowed to wear the hats that they were wearing and to be able to express themselves. And I felt it was very wrong that this person harassed them.“ American Center of Law and Justice immediately stepped up to represent the students. The Smithsonian has since apologized after hearing about the incident and added that steps were …

Statue described by some as satanic pays homage to abortion on top of New York courthouse

A new horned female statue, called Now, with tentacles for arms, has been temporarily set up on the roof of a New York state courthouse in New York City alongside the statues of historical figures. Across the street, a sister 18′ statue entitled Witness has been set up in Madison Square Park. The statues are the work of a Pakistani-American artist, Shahzia Sikander and will remain on the site until June when they will be transferred to a location in Houston, Texas. The Blaze described the statue appearing on the roof of New York State’s Supreme Court alongside ancient historical lawgivers, such as Moses, as: “An eight-foot sculpture of a horned female fused to a lotus flower with what appear to be tentacles has been erected above a state courthouse in New York City. The statue joins nine others portraying historical lawgivers, each representing the world’s purportedly great legal systems.” Sikander added that her inspiration was her opposition to the recent overturning of Roe vs Wade, by the US Supreme Court. She dedicated the eight-foot …

Woke Religion: What is your path?

I am probably the last person you would ask for relationship advice, but let me try: Always understand the other person’s religion. Religion, or the god that someone trusts could be money, personal success and fame, or power over other people. It is also possible to worship God. But, beyond a formal religion, what is the greatest success that anyone could achieve? What kind of thinking dominates a person’s life? What is your great success goal? What road is your life on? Are you obsessed with anything? That is religion, or faith; the great hope. The world is a very religious place; more than we know. For example, there is now a run on orange hockey jerseys with a number nine on them. They represent Ivan Provorov, a Russian player with the Philadelphia Fliers. The team had a special event when they celebrated “LGBTQ+ Pride Night” before a recent game. For the pre-game warm-up, players wore colorful jerseys and other equipment to show their support. Ivan Provorov did not wear the colorful equipment and did …

After brutal media attacks, Provorov’s jersey sells out at NHL online store

There has been a subtle shift in culture where a person can no longer remain neutral on certain issues, but must actively support them, or risk being called some type of ‘phobe’. Ivan Provorov, a defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers, recently found himself being lambasted by the woke media and on social media for not donning a pride-themed jersey during warm-up prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, Fox News reports The Russian-born player sat out the warm-up stating that he didn’t feel comfortable doing it, choosing instead to stand with his convictions and religious beliefs. In an interview after the game, Provorov told reporters: “I respect everybody and I respect everybody’s choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion. That’s all I’m going to say.” Provorov, who attends the Russian Orthodox Church, wasn’t being critical, he just couldn’t support it. But it seems a person can no longer remain neutral on these issues but must be seen actively supporting them or face the wrath of the woke …

British satirist critiques woke culture and the climate cult

With the climate cult claiming governments must limit how much CO2 an individual person can emit annually, it was interesting to watch British comedian, Konstantin Kisin, critique woke culture and the climate fanaticism dominating society, the Daily Wire reports. Kisin, starts off his presentation to the Oxford Union, which has been viewed over 5.6 million times, with this indictment of wokeness: “I want to talk to those of you who are woke, and who are open to rational argument. A small minority, I accept, because one of the tenets of wokeness is of course that your feelings matter more than the truth.” And he continues by adding that since Britain only emits 2% of the world’s CO2, it doesn’t matter what their country does, it will change nothing. If you believe CO2 is destroying the world, the changes need to happen in Asia and Latin America from people who are just trying to survive and couldn’t care less about climate change. He finished off by saying: “The only thing that wokeness has to offer … …

Is the left loving the homeless to death? The homeless think so.

An interesting interview of a homeless woman by KATU TV in Portland, Oregon revealed the failure of the left-wing politicos when it comes to dealing with homelessness, The Blaze reports. When asked what it is like being homeless in Portland, the woman who went by the name of Wendy, said it is a piece of cake: “I mean, that’s why you probably got so many out here because they feed you three meals a day, You don’t have to do s*** but stay in your tent or party. Or, if you smoke a lot of dope, you can do that.” Then Wendy added, “They are loving us to death.” Kevin Dahlgren, who works with a homeless outreach called, We Heart Portland, explained what she meant: “Not just Wendy, but multiple homeless have said that the system is ‘loving us to death. They hate the idea that they’re being enabled. They may not say no to it, but they still don’t like it. What they want is to be empowered. They want responsibility. They want accountability.“ …

What We Have Learned about Censorship and Suppression of Speech in ‘Free’ America

By Dr. Michael Brown

America is certainly not China or North Korea when it comes to censorship and suppressing free speech. But we are not nearly as free as we thought we were. The events of the last three years have made that strikingly clear, bringing to a head a dangerous pattern that had been developing for years before that.

Why are enrollments in Public Schools continuing to drop?

The decline in the number of children attending public schools is continuing in 2023, according to reports The trend towards homeschooling or private schools started before COVID dropped, as parents were already becoming concerned about what is taking place in the public schools. But once COVID hit, the exodus quickly ramped up largely due to the erratic behavior of the public school in response to the pandemic. Parents had no certainty of which way school officials would go, who were seemingly changing their minds on a whim. According to data released by the National Center for Education, the number of children in the public school system dropped from 50.8 million in the fall of 2019 to 49.4 million in the fall of 2020, a drop of over one million students in the course of a year. In 1973, there were approximately 13,000 children being homeschooled by American parents. This had grown to five million by 2020 and this trend is continuing. As an example, the number of students being homeschooled in Texas increased five times …

Will the Biden administration be targeting Christian universities and colleges?

Bob Eitel, president of the Defense of Freedom Institute and a former senior counselor to the secretary of Education, is warning the Biden administration may soon be targeting Christian universities and colleges, the Washington Examiner reports. Eitel raised this concern after the Biden administration announced plans to revisit regulations that impact accreditation and student loans for schools of higher learning. In 2020 then President Donald Trump instituted several changes that allowed Christian schools to function freely according to their faith. This prevented regulators from forcing religious institutions to compromise their values on non-academic issues such as abortion to maintain their eligibility for accreditation and student loan eligibility. “That the Biden Education Department would take it upon themselves to undo that consensus doesn’t make any sense,” Eitel said in his interview with the Washington Examiner. “[And] given some of the anti-faith postures taken by the department in the Biden administration on issues of religion and faith and culture, anybody who attends a faith-based institution should be very concerned about what the department might do.” In an …

While secular universities and colleges report declines, enrollment increases at Christian schools

While universities and colleges across America as reporting declines in attendance, the same can’t be said for Christian schools of higher education, the Daily Caller reports. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that since 2020, the number of students attending universities and colleges across the US has declined 4.2%. While it is easy to blame COVID for the decreased enrollment, there was also a 1.1% decline in the fall of 2022, when the pandemic was largely over. Meanwhile, over the same period of time, many Christian colleges and universities were reporting increases: So while it is easy to blame COVID for the reduced enrollment in secular schools, if it was solely to blame, then the Christian schools should have seen declines as well, but they didn’t. This tells us that other issues are also contributing to the declining attendance in secular schools. READ: While Students Flee Public Universities, Christian Schools Are Only Getting Bigger AND Liberty Sets Student Enrollment Record in 2021 AND ORU Announces 13th Consecutive Year of Enrollment Growth

Major empathy study concludes women are different from men

A major international study involving 300,000 participants has concluded that there are differences between men and women, the Christian Post reports. The study first reported in Fortune concluded that despite differences in ethnicity, nationality, language and age, women were on average more empathetic than men. “Our results provide some of the first evidence that the well-known phenomenon — that females are on average more empathic than males — is present in a wide range of countries across the globe” said David Greenberg, the study’s lead author from Israel’s IBar-Ilan University. “It’s only by using very large data sets that we can say this with confidence,” Greenberg added. The study further concluded that the difference is due in part to genetic variations between men and women: “On average, more men than women have a Type S brain type and more women than men have a Type E brain type. It is suggested that these brain types are caused by genetic and prenatal hormonal levels (2,3), as well as by environmental factors.” Coming to such conclusions in …

Social media causes children to dislike themselves, study finds

According to a survey conducted by stem4, a mental health charity, social media has caused children to dislike their bodies, Breitbart reports. The poll of over 1,024 young people between the ages of 12-121 found: In an interview with The Guardian, Dr. Nihara Krause, the founder of stem4 said: “We need to improve understanding of the potentially compelling impact of social media content, and the reinforcement created through algorithms, on young people’s engagement with apps and their consequent mental health.” READ: Study: Social Media Causes Children to ‘Dislike Their Own Bodies’ Of course, many of these social media giants already knew this. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has conducted several studies on the negative impact that Instagram is having on teen girls. The following are some findings from Facebook’s own studies: “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse.” “Comparisons on Instagram can change how young women view and describe themselves.” “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen …

BC government asks doctor to delete database exposing failures of its free drug program for addicts

The British Columbia government, a province of Canada, has asked a leading addictions expert, Simon Fraser University professor Dr. Julian Somers, to delete his database which exposed the failures of the province’s program that provides free drugs to addicts. The extensive database, which provided information on hospitalizations, criminal convictions, and medications since 2004, has been used extensively by researchers studying drug addiction. In his article for the National Post, Adam Zivo explains why the BC government is upset: In B.C., as in much of Canada, the popular approach is to herd homeless people into housing where most, if not all, residents are fresh off the streets, creating a critical mass of trauma and addiction. These residents are then given a “safe supply” of free drugs and provided few resources for recovery and social reintegration. Somers’ study showed that if you house homeless people in a way that disperses them into normal society, and then prioritize rehabilitation, employment and social reintegration, you see a 70 per cent reduction in crimes committed and a 50 per cent …

Are left-wing children cutting off contact with conservative parents?

In an article for Townhall, entitled, “Why Many Conservatives Won’t Be With Their Children or Grandchildren This Christmas,” Dennis Prager writes of recent phenomena where left-wing children have cut off contact with their conservative parents. This even includes not allowing the grandparents to see their grandchildren. Prager noted that he wrote the article after being contacted by numerous parents via his radio talk show stating that they have been cut off from their children because of politics. In every instance, it was because the parents leaned right or voted Republican. After he wrote that article, several people commented on Townhall.org how they had also been cut off due to political differences: Vermonter: “Sadly this is a nationwide trend. Neither of my college-educated children have contact with me anymore. Yes, it’s painful, especially regarding my grandson. I have apologized for offending them, to no avail … .” After writing the article, Prager expected pushback from the left claiming this was one big conspiracy theory. Instead, the response, which he outlined in a follow-up article entitled “Leftists …

Sweden announces further pullbacks on transgender treatments for minors

In May 2022, Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW announced it will no longer provide puberty blockers and sex hormones to those under the age of 18 as part of its transgender treatment, CBN reports. It made the changes over precautionary concerns about the effectiveness of such treatments. Previously, the government had provided puberty blockers to those as young as eight but had noted in a draft statement that desires for gender change in pre-pubescent children most often end when they enter puberty. Recently the NBHW has announced further changes stating it will now be focusing on psychological counselling for those experiencing gender dysphoria under the age of 18, instead of pushing other procedures such as mastectomies. In the guidelines, updating its policy, the NBHW’s head, Thomas Lindén, said: “Young people who suffer from gender dysphoria need to be able to quickly receive an investigation and be offered adequate care measures, based on the health and medical services’ assessments of the care needs. Good psychosocial care is fundamental.“ READ: Sweden Pulls Back from …

Alleged serial thief let off by progressive NYC DA, steals again

After a left-wing DA in New York City, Alvin Bragg, released a man charged with 23 incidents of shoplifting in November with no bail, as gratitude Wilfredo Ocasio allegedly went out and stole from 27 more times, the Post Millennial reports. Ocasio who allegedly tends to steal from the same stores has been arrested and charged with 27 incidents of shoplifting from three stores amounting to over $5,000 in goods. Even if convinced of all charges, he would only serve two years. In November, it was alleged that Ocasio had stolen 23 times, but was only charged with two. Ocasio, who had previously done time for rape and robbery, was then released by the DA. The president of the NYPD Detective’s Endowment Association, Paul DiGiacomo said, “Nobody should be surprised that Mr. Ocasio has been once again arrested — this time on 27 [petit] larceny charges. Why would he stop when there are absolutely no consequences?” READ: NYC serial thief accused of 23 more shoplifts after getting let off by progressive DA And an interesting …

Majority of Americans believe that Christians should not be forced to compromise their faith

According to a recent survey conducted by Summit Ministries/McLaughlin and Associates, a significant majority of Americans do not believe that Christians should have to compromise their faith in the face of woke, left-wing ideology, Breitbart reports. This included being forced to compromise their values in the areas of traditional marriage, trans issues and critical race theory. The survey conducted between Dec 9 and 14, found that 68% of Americans do not believe that Christians should be forced to compromise in these areas. But this poll also revealed that a significant percentage, 32%, believe that Christians should. However, when politics were factored in the results took an interesting turn. The more left-wing an individual was the less likely they were to believe that American Christians should have the freedom of religion. The survey found that while 78% of Republicans believe that Christians should have this freedom, only 41% percent of Democrats felt the same way. In fact, the same percentage of Democrats, 41%, believed that Christians should be forced to compromise their faith. Among independents, a …

Town restores nativity scene after complaints

After Bucksport council, a small town in Maine, caved to potential threats from Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and removed a nativity scene on town property, the citizens expressed their outrage at the decision, Fox News reports. FFRF had demanded that the town install one of its signs beside the nativity scene that spoke of the winter solstice and the Bill of Rights or remove the Nativity scene altogether. Over fears of a potential lawsuit, the town, on advice of legal counsel, decided on the latter course of action and took down the scene. Over a dozen of people showed up at the next council meeting and demanded the nativity scene be restored. One citizen described it as just another form of ‘cancel culture.’ Others demanded the city stand up for Freedom of Speech. “The First Amendment [protects] freedom of religion, not freedom from religion,” town resident, Bob Mercer said. Several cited Supreme Court Cases that stated that governments were allowed to set up religious displays on government-owned property. “It’s time for [the] silent majority …

82% of UK Christians don’t wear religious jewelry to work over fears of harassment, survey finds

According to a recent survey conducted by Pearn Kandola, 82% of Christians in the UK do not wear religious jewelry or other items that may signify their faith to work over fears of being harassed, Premier Christian News reports. The study entitled, Religion at Work: Experiences of Christian Employees, said doing so would result in them being subjected to “ridicule and hostility from colleagues,” if coworkers found out that they were Christians. The report entitled, Religion at Work: Experiences of Christian Employees, concluded that while businesses superficially talk about inclusivity and diversity, it doesn’t appear to apply to Christians. The study also found that 48% of Christians believe their business could do more to make employees feel comfortable about their faith. READ: New survey reveals most Christians feel uncomfortable expressing faith at work through religious symbols

Have a ‘Merry Winter Closure Period’

Maybe it is jut me, but our schools of higher learning seem to be getting dumber every day. According to an article in the Daily Mail, the University of Brighton, based in Brighton England, recently sent out a nine-page memo to its staff telling them what words they can and cannot use. It was referred to as an inclusive language document. Top of the list was their instruction not to say Christmas this season, because it is too ‘Christian-centric, instead, they were told to use the phrase ‘Winter closure period.’ So instead of saying Merry Christmas, the staff are apparently urged to say have a “Merry Winter Closure Period”. Brighton insists this is just guidance for its employees, as it hasn’t officially banned the word Christmas on its campuses Well, I have news for the University of Brighton, Christmas is a Christian celebration, and unless it’s also planning to change the name of Ramadam because it is too Muslim-centric, then this is just another example of anti-Christian bigotry and exclusion. READ: Brighton University urges staff …

Judge allows court case to continue against a coach who allegedly benched player for not kneeling

A judge has ruled that a court case by Kiersten Hening against her former soccer coach, Charles Aidair, can continue. Hening played for Virginia Tech’s soccer team between 2018 – 2020. She alleges that she was benched by the coach and pushed to leave the team when she refused to participate in social justice activities being promoted by the coach, the New York Post reports. This included allegations she was verbally abused at halftime by the coach after she refused to kneel before a game in Sept 2020, an incident which allegedly led to significantly reduced playing time, resulting in Hening leaving the team. In a statement announcing that the court case could continue, Federal Judge Thomas Cullen wrote: “Hening, who had been a major on-field contributor for two years prior to the 2020 season, also asserts that Adair removed her from the starting lineup for the next two games and drastically reduced her playing time in those games because she had engaged in this protected First Amendment activity. As a result, Hening resigned from the …

Death threats against Christians in America

PJ Media reports that a Newman Center, based at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, received a note threatening violence if it hosted an event with a pro-life group called Students for Life. Newman Centers, operated by Roman Catholic students, provide support for Catholic students attending universities across America. The threat purported to be from the radical pro-abortion group, Janes Revenge, actually threatened violence with AR14 rifles, KETV reports. A letter, posted on the door where the meeting was to be held, read: Dear Dan Andrews, If our right to abortion in Bellevue is taken away due to the attempt to pass an abortion ban and it gets passed we will shoot up your Newman center with our new AR14 rifles. Sincerely, Jane’s Revenge READ: ‘Janes Revenge’ Abortion Zealots Threaten to ‘Shoot Up’ Catholic Newman Center With ‘New AR14 Rifles’ AND Omaha, Douglas County authorities investigating threat of violence to Newman Center AND Catholic Student Center in Nebraska Receives Shooting Threat, Signed ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Though a spokesperson for the Newman Center said they refused to be intimidated …

Canada: The cause of death?

In 2016, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, introduced Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), which allowed those who were suffering from severe illnesses/disabilities to request euthanasia from medical practitioners. It has taken a horrific turn recently, as in 2023, Trudeau will be extending it to include those experiencing mental health issues. In his article, Maid: from Consent to Coercion, Darshan Maharaja provides yet another recent development on the MAiD front: Even after seeing many shocking facts & revelations on the MAiD issue over the past 2 months, it came as a jolt to me that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has made a draft policy to the effect that the death certificate of MAiD recipients in the province will NOT show MAiD as the cause of their death… READ: MAiD: From Consent To Coercion It is also being pushed on people who didn’t request it A Canadian army veteran, who was permanently injured during military training, was allegedly offered MAiD by a government bureaucrat, when she complained to the Federal government’s Veteran Affairs …

Apparently, good grammar is racist

There is an old saying that when everything is important, then nothing is important. And recently we have seen a flood of things that the woke are calling racist, which after a while literally devalues things that actually are. The latest comes from a woke teacher, from not surprisingly California, who allegedly stated that good writing and proper grammar are racist, and vowed to make changes in her classroom the next term. According to Fox News, Marta Shaffer, who teaches English at Oroville High School in Northern California, made this claim in a recent TikTok video. Shaffer added that ‘white supremacy’ runs deep in public schools stating: “What do I mean by that? Well, let’s look at how we write essays: Start with an introduction that includes a thesis; always cite your sources; use transition words like ‘however’ and ‘therefore.’ They are all made-up rules. They’re arbitrary. They were created by Westerners in power.” She also described proper grammar, as the ‘language of power.’ Now, to be fair not everything that Shaffer said was completely …

Nearly 90% of Americans believe in some form of New Age belief, survey finds

According to a poll conducted by YouGov most Americans hold at least one ‘new-age’ belief, that is contrary to Biblical doctrine, Christian Post reports. In the poll conducted in August 2022, YouGov provided a list of 20 New Age beliefs and asked Americans to select the ones they believed in, if any. The poll found that 87% of Americans believed in at least one new age belief and that 45% believed in at least five of them. As part of the survey, the people were asked how important religion was to them and 38% responded that it was very important with 22% stating it wasn’t important at all. The following is a list of some of the more popular new-age beliefs and the percentage of Americans who held them: Karma (55% of Americans believe in this) According to Buddhist/Hindu tradition, karma is a force generated by a person’s actions and results in negative or positive consequences. A modern American reinterpretation of this is ‘what goes around, comes around’. Hypnosis (41% believe this) Hypnosis is defined …

Child usage of Marijuana up 250% in 20 years, study reveals

A recent study by researchers from Oregon Health and Science University has found that Marijuana usage has jumped 250% among those between the ages of six to 18 over the past 20 years, the Daily Mail Reports. The researchers came to the conclusion after studying reports of 338,000 cases of drug poisoning over the past two decades reported to poison centers by medical staff or the public. Based on these statistics, the researchers noted that not only was Marijuana the fastest-growing drug of choice by this age group, by 2014 it had superseded alcohol usage among teens. In the first year studied by the researchers, 2000, there were 510 reported Marijuana incidents for that age group. This had increased to 1,761 by the last year of their study, 2020. The most rapid increase (40%) took place between 2017 and 2020 when Marijuana was being spun as a safe drug by activists and politicians pushing for its legalization. READ: Smoke and minors: Child marijuana use has soared 250% in last 20 years — replacing alcohol as …

Canada: Your stair-lift delivery will be late, would you prefer euthanasia instead?

Welcome to the new Canada, where you are offered euthanasia if you are becoming frustrated by how long it is taking to have a stair-lift installed in your home. It is a story of how sick the euthanasia culture, officially referred to as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), has become in Canada and how quickly it sunk after being introduced by Prime Minister Trudeau in 2016. Disabled retired Army Corporal Christine Gauthier is a former Paralympian and in recent testimony before Canada’s House of Commons she shared her story about an alleged encounter with the Federal government’s veteran affairs, the Daily Mail reports. Gauthier had been permanently injured in an army training accident in 1989, and had requested a stairlift for her home in 2017, so she wouldn’t have to crawl to her bedroom using her hands. Though approved there were significant delays in getting it installed. According to Gauthier while complaining to a Veteran Affair’s employee about the delay, he apparently offered MAID to solve her problem. READ: Disabled Canadian Army veteran Paralympian blasts …

Smoking weed more dangerous than smoking tobacco, study

Since Marijuana has already been classified as a safe drug by the political and cultural elite, don’t expect it to be treated like cigarettes anytime soon. But a Canadian study conducted by Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa found that smoking Marijuana is more dangerous to a person’s airway health than smoking cigarettes, The GrowthOp reports. The researchers came to this conclusion after studying the chest CT scans of tobacco smokers, Marijuana smokers and non-smokers over 50 years of age for a period of 15-years (2005-2020). Though the test group was small, the study concluded that when comparing the rates of emphysema among the three groups, it found, that 75% of marijuana smokers had emphysema compared to only 67% of tobacco smokers and 5% of non-smokers. In her article for The GrowthOp, Angela Stelmakowich adds: Beyond emphysema, though, “rates of bronchial thickening, bronchiectasis and mucoid impaction were higher among marijuana smokers compared with the other groups,” study authors write. Additionally, gynecomastia was more common in cannabis smokers, noted in 38 per cent of the …

Youth hospital visits for suicidal thoughts increased 59% since 2016

According to a study published in Pediatrics journal, the number of youth (those aged 5 to 19) who have gone to the hospital because of suicidal thoughts increased 59% between 2016 and 2021, the Daily Wire reports. The study came to this conclusion after studying the hospital ER records for two Illinois hospitals, Northwestern University and Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. The study found that children as young as five were talking about suicide. The study also noted that children were struggling with other mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Though the study was limited to Illinois, the chief operating officer at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, Dr. Nicholas Holmes, said that they have noticed similar increases. Nine years ago, they had between one and two children coming to the hospital on a daily basis because of behavioral problems. Today, they are averaging over 20. READ: Study: Youth Hospital Visits For Suicidal Thoughts Rose 59% Since 2016

Persecution by stealth

Award-winning journalist, David Campanale, who quit his job at the BBC to run as a Liberal Democrat MP in Britain claims he is being run out of the political party because he is a Christian, the Daily Mail reports. The Daily Mail reports: David Campanale told The Mail on Sunday he had been ‘humiliated, ostracised and punished’ by party members who were voting on whether to deselect him last night. The 58-year-old Anglican, who quit as a reporter for the BBC World Service to enter politics, claimed he had fallen victim to US-style cancel culture by activists trying to secularise the Liberal Democrats. He told the MoS: ‘I have been subjected to hostile, degrading and harassing conduct for holding Christian views. They are acting in defiance of our liberal values. This is not the party we are. Some people are Christian – get over it.’ READ: ‘Cancelled for being Christian’: Award-winning former BBC journalist hoping to become Lib Dem MP says he is being hounded out of the party for his religious values Realizing they …

Have you been to an angry demonstration lately? Who do you blame?

So, how are you? Are you angry, sad, anxious, excited …? The list can be long. Our culture is changing. People are arguing about things we didn’t talk about a few years ago. Do you believe in a climate emergency, or are those climate people crazy? We also have politics, and abortion, and sexual identity … and that list is long. What we seem to have is a cultural civil war, and the arguments are getting louder. This “war” can become violent. I don’t know how many have died, but some people have been injured in the fights: In the country of Brazil, which makes up about half a continent, a recent election split the vote evenly between liberals and conservatives. The liberals won by about one percent, and now the country is divided. I hope they can work out their differences, but it’s not easy to win a cultural civil war. Expect demonstrations. So, what is happening to us? Why are we changing? There may be many reasons, but psychologists have an expression that …

San Diego ERS report up to 37 marijuana psychosis patients a day

Just because activists claim marijuana is a safe drug, doesn’t mean it is According to the NY Post, San Diego emergency rooms are reporting upwards of 37 people a day coming for help after consuming marijuana. Most of the cases involve incidents of psychosis. The New York Post provides more details: “We’re now counting 37 cannabis-related diagnoses a day,” Dr. Roneet Lev, an addiction medicine doctor at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, said about her emergency department. “It’s been steadily increasing over the years. When I started in the 1990s, there was no such thing. Now I see 1 to 2 cases per shift. The most common symptom is psychosis.”  “We probably see 20 THC-induced psychoses for every amphetamine-induced psychosis,” said Ben Cort, who runs a drug and alcohol treatment center in Colorado. One study showed an increase of 24% in cases of psychoses in emergency departments in Colorado in the five years following marijuana’s legalization in that state in 2012. Since then, legal marijuana has been transformed into a potent and unrecognizable product. READ: San Diego …

Poll: American’s fear of crime reaches five-decade high

According to a recent Gallup Poll, American’s concern about crime has reached a five-decade high, the Daily Mail reports: “Americans’ fears of rising crime levels have hit a five-decade high, with 56 percent now saying there is more crime in their area than a year ago, according to polling released by Gallup on Friday.” “This past year has seen a five-percentage-point increase in the number of adults saying crime was getting worse in their neighborhood — the highest level seen since Gallup started asking that question in 1972. “The survey measures perceptions, rather than overall crime levels, which ticked up during the Covid-19 pandemic and after racial protests over the police killing of George Floyd, but appear to be levelling.“ READ: Americans’ fears of rising crime have hit a FIVE-DECADE high, with 56% decrying an uptick in their own neighborhoods, and growing alarm over muggings, carjackings, home invasions and school attacks, says poll RELATED: Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul attacked in San Francisco home by intruder shouting ‘where is Nancy?’: source RELATED: San Francisco defunded the …

64% of Americans blame ‘woke’ politicians for America’s rising crime rate

A recent Harvard/Harris poll found a significant majority of Americans (64%) blame ‘woke’ politicians for the crime wave sweeping America, Breitbart reports. The poll revealed that even a majority (albeit slim) of Democrats (52%) feel the same. Breitbart provides more details: “The latest Harvard/Harris Poll shows that 64 percent of voters say woke politicians are responsible for an increase in crime across American communities, while only 36 percent blame ‘other factors.’” “Across political parties, a majority of voters blame woke politicians for rising crime. Among Democrats, for instance, 52 percent said woke politicians are responsible for the crime surge, while 75 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of swing voters said the same. “Likewise, the overwhelming majority of voters said crime is on the rise where they live, while small minorities believe it is dropping. About 2 out of 3 voters said crime is increasing — including 55 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of Republicans, and 60 percent of swing voters.“ READ: Poll: 64% of Voters Blame ‘Woke Politicians’ for Crime Wave Across U.S. RELATED: …