Male baby-killer transferred to female prison after identifying as a woman (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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Biological men are continuing to be transferred to women’s prisons by identifying as female. Most recently, a notorious baby-killer who beat his two infants to death got transferred under the name “Jessica.”

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Over at The Stream, my final piece on the residential schools is up. In my first column (at The Bridgehead), I noted that this was essentially a crime of the state perpetrated against families; in my second, for Convivium Magazine, I interviewed a Christian survivor of residential schools on his perspective; in the third, I explain why I think it is dangerous for conservatives to be so reactionary when it comes to discussion of historical injustices.

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I missed this earlier, but in case you’re wondering whether the alliance between American social conservatives and libertarians is sustainable in the long-term, here’s the Cato Institute (a libertarian think thank) bragging that capitalism is responsible for the LGBT revolution on Twitter last month. This is why a new generation of conservatives like J.D. Vance (I’ve got an interview with him coming out on The American Conservative soon) are rejecting libertarianism.

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Speaking of which, those of you who follow The Bridgehead will know that I’ve been documenting the sea-change in public opinion on these issues for some time. But these numbers did surprise me:

A poll Tuesday indicates 55 percent of Republicans support same-sex marriage, shifting from 16 percent in 1996 to a more libertarian perspective. The Gallup poll concluded that “Republicans, who have consistently been the party group least in favor of same-sex marriage, show majority support in 2021 for the first time (55%). The latest increase in support among all Americans is driven largely by changes in Republicans’ views.”

The fruits of secularization. A moral transformation in decades.

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Esther O’Reilly has a great article titled “What Happened to David French?” responding to Owen Strachan’s piece. Much of it articulates what I’ve felt but haven’t quite been able to put into words about French.

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O’Reilly also has a beautiful piece on Sophie Scholl over at Law and Liberty. Read it. It is incredibly powerful.

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This is what surrender looks like—an Ohio megachurch had a socially conservative speaker visit to discuss transgenderism, and then promptly apologized after a protest by LGBT activists.

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