An Afghan Christian’s point of view (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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Over at The European Conservative, I have an interview with Paul Kingsnorth. Kingsnorth is a former environmentalist and one of the most interesting writers alive.

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This reflection on the Afghanistan evacuation by Esther O’Reilly, featuring photos of Marines helping Afghan children, is beautiful.

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According to The Guardian, a Michigan judge has ordered parents to pay their son over $33,000 after they threw out his porn collection. He was living with them after a divorce at the time—I wonder what led to the collapse of the marriage? Maybe it was his tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of porn. I’m not sure what is more pathetic—this loser’s porn collection, or the fact that he sued his parents for chucking it while he lived with them. As his dad noted in an email: “Frankly, David, I did you a big favor getting rid of all this stuff.”

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Randy Alcorn just published an interview with an unnamed Christian source in Afghanistan. The whole thing is worth reading (it isn’t long), but this answer particularly stood out to me:

The government installed by the Americans failed to make provisions for religious freedoms and the protection of (religious) minorities such as Sikhs and Christians. Sikhs, however, are persecuted but still somewhat tolerated. Sikhs are mostly ethnically Indian and are not known for sharing their faith so are less threatening. They have always been allowed to live as Sikhs although with plenty of hostility and constant ‘Da’awa’ which is an invitation to join Islam. This means that at least they can still identify as Sikhs. Christians cannot, because they are apostates. They had to hide their faith. People who were exposed as Christians disappeared. They were probably tortured and killed. There are other religious communities and cults, but there’s little known about them.

In other words, Christians have never been safe, because the “democracy” that was installed in Afghanistan was something of a sham.

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Gavin Grimm, the female identifying as male who sued a Virginia school to be permitted access to the bathroom of her choice, not only won her court case (as we noted earlier this year), but the school board has now been ordered by a judge to pay her legal fees—a total of $1.3 million. Another major victory for trans activists in the war to implement gender ideology across the board.

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Who could guess that an industry rife with sexual assault—and famous for producing sexual violence for public viewing—would produce sexual predators? Infamous porn star Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 girls and women over several decades.

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