A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
In a podcast “Hunt for the Porn King,” journalist Alexi Mostrous and his team explain how they launched an investigation into the owner of Pornhub after a string of revelations that revealed the site was hosting and promoting sexual violence. Bernd Bergmair badly wanted to stay anonymous while profiting from pain and abuse—but now the world can know his name.
Hungary is under fire from the LGBT movement for legislation to ban the promotion of homosexuality or transgenderism to minors. From Politico:
Under the amendments put forward Thursday, promoting or displaying gender change or homosexuality to people under the age of 18 would become illegal. The plan also calls for the creation of a new list of groups which would be allowed to run sexual education programs in schools.
It is understandable that a movement that has been wildly successful at infiltrating education would be so furious when a government takes a stand against their agenda.
Good news from Northern Ireland:
Pro-life campaigners have won High Court permission to challenge new powers allowing the secretary of state to direct the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) was granted leave to seek a judicial review of regulations which give Brandon Lewis authority to step in…Despite the move to decriminalise terminations, a centralised model for providing services has yet to be put in place…Mr Lewis has already indicated that he will make a direction under the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 if there is no concrete progress by late July.
But SPUC is now contesting the lawfulness of those powers, with former Attorney General John Larkin QC instructed in a case based on constitutional arrangements under the Good Friday Agreement. Outside court today SPUC’s Northern Ireland Political Officer Liam Gibson welcomed the decision to allow its case to advance. “This is not only a threat to unborn children, but it is a threat to devolution settlement,” he said.
It is likely that abortion will come to NI. But pro-lifers will delay it, slow it, and attempt to stop it every step of the way.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that local health departments cannot ban private and religious schools from holding in-person classes.
According to The Economist, a backlash is brewing in academia against the silencing of dissent on gender ideology. I suppose that’s encouraging, but I’m not particularly optimistic about academia turning itself around on the woke issues. They did much to create these problems, and now the revolution is eating its own.