A roundup of news from around the interwebs.
On the international level, the Biden Administration has resumed pushing for abortion and the LGBT agenda at the United Nations, with Kamala Harris giving a speech at the annual UN women’s conference earlier this month. From C-Fam:
Behind the scenes, however, the U.S. was aggressively pushing the current administration’s pro-abortion agenda in the commission’s agreement, known as “agreed conclusions.” It is due to be adopted next week. Delegates close to the negotiations told the Friday Fax that U.S. diplomats have joined the European Union in promoting the new and ambiguous phrase “sexual and reproductive health and rights” in UN policy. The phrase is used by UN agencies to promote abortion, LGBT rights and sexual autonomy for children. U.S. diplomats also supported a commitment to ensure access to “safe abortion where such services are legal” proposed by the EU delegation in the agreement. The paragraph with this controversial language was kept out under the Trump administration.
Read the entire report at C-Fam.
Over at Unherd, Mary Harrington has a devastating column reviewing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the destruction of our common life. It is chilling stuff:
Instead of local newspapers, now we have one virtual “local newspaper” — Facebook — whose monopolisation of the ad revenue that once went to local papers has made Mark Zuckerberg one of the richest men in the world. Instead of high-street antique shops, we now have one “antique shop” — eBay — that has devastated high-street sellers while it made its founder a billionaire.
Read the whole thing if you’ve got the stomach for it.
After initially stating that she was “excited to sign” a bill that would protect women’s sports from participation by biological males, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is backtracking. She joined Tucker Carlson to explain why—and he pushed her hard:
Just in case kids weren’t already social media crackheads, Instagram is now working on a version of the app for children under the age of 13. Which is insane. Do not give your children this app. It is a terrible idea.
Canada’s population rate continues to plummet. From CTV:
With lower rates of international migration and climbing death rates, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate percentage last year since 1916, Statistics Canada reports. The data released Thursday indicates that Canada’s population increased by 0.4 per cent in 2020. This is approximately one-quarter of the growth seen in 2019, and the lowest annual growth rate percentage since 1916, when Canada was at war.
The ripple effects of the pandemic have not yet begun to fully manifest. When they do, we’ll start to realize the full damage of what has occurred.
“Progressive Christians” such as Joe Biden—those who hate traditional Christianity, support the entire LGBT agenda, and are fervent advocates of abortion—got a shoutout recently from an unsurprising place. A Satanist released a video announcing that what the world needs is—you guessed it—more progressive Christians.