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January 20 2023 By dvirtue North Korea is again the worst country for persecution

Following North Korea in the top 10 were Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Sudan.

North Korea reclaimed the top spot this year due to the introduction of an "anti-reactionary thought law" that has led to "a new wave of violence" and the persecution of anyone found with foreign materials or literature.

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January 17 2023 By dvirtue Opposing Gay Marriage May Seem like a Lost Cause. History Suggests It Isn't

This partly explains why, in December, the Respect for Marriage Act passed both houses of the U.S. Congress with bipartisan support. Thirty-nine Republicans in the House and 12 in the Senate joined every Democrat to codify it into federal law. Support for gay marriage is so widespread that it's easy to forget how recent it is.

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January 16 2023 By dvirtue "I will be who I will be": Exodus 3 and Gender Identity

The self-identifying of transgenderism is in essence a claim to be our own creators -- our own gods. It is in fact the same sentiment expressed in Genesis 3:5 by the enemy, "you will be like God".

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January 05 2023 By dvirtue A Major Scientific Study Confirms What We All Knew: Men are Different From Women

Recognizing That Biological Sex Matters

Without this presupposition, namely, that there is such a thing as women and men, the study would have no meaning. In fact, it would be impossible even to conduct the study. Otherwise, all we would have is the difference between humans and humans. That’s it!

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December 31 2022 By dvirtue FREEDOM AND THE FATE OF AMERICA

from bondage to spiritual faith.
from faith to great courage.
from courage to liberty.
from liberty to abundance.
from abundance to complacency.
from complacency to selfishness.
from selfishness to apathy.
from apathy to dependency.
And from dependency back again into bondage.

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December 30 2022 By dvirtue Santa Claus in same-sex interracial marriage in children's book

Kibblesmith is a married straight white man who depicts the bespectacled Jolly Ole Elf as a black -- ebony-colored -- gay man who after years or decades and even centuries of living together with his white partner finally marries David who promptly became Mr. Claus.

David Claus does help Santa by making various shopping mall appearances but he is careful to always identify as "Santa's husband," not Santa himself.

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December 27 2022 By dvirtue Scottish Parliament passes bill allowing teens as young as 16 to legally change their gender

Known as the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) bill, the measure was passed in a vote of 86 to 69. The proposed legislation still awaits royal assent.

According to its official overview, the legislation seeks to change the standards for Scottish citizens to acquire a "gender recognition certificate," a legal document stating that "a person's gender is not the gender that they were assigned at birth, but is their 'acquired gender.'"

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December 20 2022 By dvirtue A mass exodus from Christianity is underway in America. Here's why

And it likely will, with the largest percentage of those losing their religion being young adults who are about as old as that REM reference: people around 30 and under.

It's a kind of "cultural whiplash" from religion to secularism that's hit the United States much faster than it has other parts of the world, said theology and sociology professor Stephen Bullivant.

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The bill's proponents claim that The Respect for Marriage Act's is intended to protect same-sex marriage by making it a federal law. So, what's the big deal? Hasn't the Supreme Court already made it unconstitutional for states to restrict same-sex marriage?

Actually, the Act would go much farther than simply making same sex marriage a federal Law. Rather, Section 5 defines marriage as:

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November 22 2022 By dvirtue THE PARABLE OF DAVID FRENCH

In a piece published last week at The Atlantic, French argues that the Respect for Marriage Act rightly "protects same-sex marriage" and "contains religious-freedom protections for religious dissenters, including explicit protections for tax exemptions." His main argument is that the legislation codifying same-sex marriage nationwide rightly balances competing interests (LGBTQ rights and religious liberty) and thus represents "how pluralism is supposed to work." He argues that the bill just m

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