Will Australia arrest pastors for preaching the truth about sexuality?

A roundup of news and interviews from around the interwebs.

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Never has having a pro-life Democrat in the Senate been more important: Joe Manchin of West Virginia is almost singlehandedly keeping the Hyde Amendment alive, preventing millions of taxpayer dollars from pouring into the abortion industry’s coffers and fueling a spike in the abortion rate.

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So-called “conversion therapy bans” continue to pass around the Western world, with growing consequences for clergy. In Australia, pastors were told by government officials that they could not tell people they must change—while preaching a faith that demands conversion. They were also told that from now on, they must “affirm” the sexual identity of their parishioners. Essentially, it is now illegal to propagate the Christian view of how God created sexuality. From one pastor:

I just got off the phone with a friend and fellow baptist pastor from Melbourne. He has resigned himself to the likelihood that he will face imprisonment over the next few years. This isn’t because he’s done anything wrong or immoral. He’s a faithful follower of Jesus and lovingly serves a local church. He shared how he has been made to feel that he is a criminal. Again, this is not because he is behaving in any egregious manner. It is because he is a faithful follower of Jesus and a loving pastor that he is expects to face jail time.

Read the whole thing. It is sobering.

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Ireland’s abortion regime, brought in by popular demand in 2018, continues to spawn new horrors. My friend Niamh Ui Bhrian reports for Gript that women are shocked by how gruesome and painful the abortion pill really is.

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Thousands of abortion activists marched in support of feticide and against Texas’ new pro-life law over the weekend, gaining wall-to-wall coverage. Of course, that’s because the media is a fan of the cause—if it was the March for Life, which regularly pulls in more than half a million attendees, the president of the United States would have to show up for it to make the news.

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Once again, the rate of euthanasia deaths in both Ontario and Nova Scotia is rising. Where is the mainstream media coverage on this unfolding tragedy?

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Colby Cosh has an interesting article in the National Post about China’s pivot from suppressing the birthrate to attempting to encourage it—and the fact that the world’s most brutal purveyor of forced abortions may now restrict abortion due to their plunging demographics. As pro-lifers so often point out, a nation without children is a nation without a future. China appears to be realizing this.

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More soon.

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