America’s “first female admiral” is a man (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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Relevant Magazine gives some good reasons to take that recent poll stating that 30% of those who identify as Christian also identify as LGBT with a grain of salt.

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This is an interesting conversation between Rod Dreher and Michael Brendan Dougherty on whether Hungary will become a conservative retreat. For those of you who have been following the recent debates over the Orban regime, this is worth a listen.

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An update on the trans wars from WORLD Magazine:

A group of Christian employers took on the Biden administration on Thursday, filing a lawsuit against federal regulations requiring most nonprofit and for-profit employers to pay for or perform gender transition surgeries, procedures, counseling, and treatments.

In a 49-page complaint, the North Dakota–based Christian Employers Alliance (CEA) argues the directives exceed the government’s statutory and constitutional authority. It claims the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are misinterpreting a provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by including gender identity under a ban on sex discrimination.

As a result, CEA argues, religious employers must pay for and provide health insurance coverage for gender transition procedures, and religious healthcare providers must physically perform or facilitate procedures and treatments that are contrary to their Biblical beliefs about sexuality and gender.

Read the whole thing.

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As America continues to descend to the level of progressive parody, a man referring to himself as Dr. Rachel Levine—a transgender person—has a four-star admiral. In other words, America’s first female admiral is actually a dude. How’s that for patriarchy?

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I very much enjoyed listening to CNN’s Brian Stelter get thoroughly rebuked by Bari Weiss over the state of the institutional media on his own podcast. Weiss is lethal, and one of the most interesting journalists in America to boot.

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More soon.

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