An important Supreme Court victory, Romania fights gender ideology, and Kenya targets porn

A few recent updates from our chaotic culture wars.

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After two devastating losses for social conservatives from the US Supreme Court, some good news for a change. From the Heritage Foundation:

The Supreme Court today struck down the application of a Montana law that prevented parents from using privately funded scholarship funds for their children at religious K-12 schools. Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James offered the following response:

“Religious schools have been a part of American education since this country’s founding. By any measure, they are a valid and often outstanding choice for a child’s education. This decision respects our Constitution as well as families’ rights to seek the best educational opportunities for their children.”

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Again it is Eastern Europe that is recognizing the danger of the new ideologies currently colonizing the west. The Polish president recently warned that the LGBT ideology is more dangerous than Communism; Hungary made it illegal to willy-nilly change the gender on your ID; and now this, from Romania:

The Senate of Romania voted on Tuesday to ban all studies and courses linked to gender ideology in schools and higher education. The amendment obtained a large majority of 81 votes in favor, while 22 voted against and 27 abstained, offering the text a strong democratic basis. Despite this, it has sparked local and international backlash.

Both the center-right parliamentary majority backing Romania’s president, Klaus Iohannis, and the social democrats supported the change to the general education law, which had already been adopted six days earlier by the chamber of representatives and was adopted as a whole on Wednesday.

Read the rest of story at LifeSiteNews.

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Predictably, some fresh young wokesters in the publishing industry attempted to lend the trans movement a hand in hurting J.K. Rowling’s career. According to The Independent, it didn’t go so well:

JK Rowling’s publisher, Hachette UK, has told staff they are not allowed to refuse to work on her novels because they disagree with her views on transgender issues. The news comes after a group of employees at the company objected to being asked to work on the author’s new children’s story, The Ickabog.

“Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of publishing,” said Hachette in a statement. “We fundamentally believe that everyone has the right to express their own thoughts and beliefs. That’s why we never comment on our authors’ personal views and we respect our employees’ right to hold a different view.

“We will never make our employees work on a book whose content they find upsetting for personal reasons, but we draw a distinction between that and refusing to work on a book because they disagree with an author’s views outside their writing, which runs contrary to our belief in free speech.”

So if you are one of the richest and most successful women in the world, you can’t get cancelled. I suppose that’s a start.

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Kenya’s education secretary is asking for a ban on pornography to protect children:

Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha says he is lobbying President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Cabinet to block access to pornographic sites. Magoha said he advocates a total ban on porn sites as a measure to protect children from harmful content. ICT Secretary Joe Mucheru recently ordered the Communication Authority (CA) to explore ways pornographic content could be controlled,
the Education CS blamed the pregnancy crisis among schoolchildren on easy access to porn by young girls and boys adding that most of the pornographic websites were easily accessible for free via mobile phones and computers.

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This essay by Andrew Sullivan is from last November, but it is even more relevant now: “A Glimpse at the Intersectional Left’s Political Endgame.” Give it a read.

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