Prominent LGBT activist resigns over defence of Andrew Cuomo (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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The fallout from the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after evidence of his sexual predation was exposed continues. Because of his staunch abortion and LGBT advocacy, many prominent activists had lent him a hand in responding to the allegations behind the scenes; the head of Time’s Up resigned over assisting Cuomo. Alphonso David, the president of America’s most powerful LGBT lobby group the Human Rights Campaign, has also been fired for assisting Cuomo. The hypocrisy is obvious, expected, and typical.

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Woke Big Business is rushing to the defence of the abortion industry once again. In the wake of the Texas Heartbeat Act, Uber and Lyft have announced that they will cover the legal fees of any driver sued under the new law. With that done, perhaps they’ll start giving their employees healthcare.

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In the Big Business community, daring to support a pro-life law gets you cancelled immediately. John Gibson, the CEO of a major video game publisher, was forced to resign after expressing his support for the Texas legislation.

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At Utopian Idiots, my friend John Jalsevac writes a powerful eulogy for Will Pemberton, one of the three writers who founded the site. It is a beautiful and heartbreaking remembrance for a dear friend gone too soon, leaving a young wife and children behind him.

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At Public Discourse, Andrew T. Walker, an associate professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dr. Paul D. Miller of Georgetown University have an interesting article titled “Should Christians Claim Religious Exemption from Mask Mandates?” They make the compelling case that we are biblically mandated to follow government authority far more than we would generally like to admit.

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France, which is experiencing a steep demographic decline, has decided to fund birth control for all women under the age of 25. After 25, presumably, they will fund fertility treatments for those who have had their reproductive systems damaged by years on the pill.

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Over at Bari Weiss’ Substack, a philosophy professor from Portland State University explains why he’s quitting his post—because his university has sacrificed ideas to ideology. Like Jordan Peterson, he decided to take a stand. I suspect there will be many more in the years ahead.

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A key sign of the times is what Christians and social conservatives are called upon to defend. Alas, we’ve gone from defending marriage to reality itself. Thus, essays like this one, from Public Discourse: “In Defense of Motherhood: What’s Wrong with “Birthing People.”

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More soon.

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