Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished

(Foundation for Economic Education) A newly published medical study found that infection from COVID-19 confers considerably longer-lasting and stronger protection against the Delta variant of the virus than vaccines.

“The natural immune protection that develops after a SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield against the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a large Israeli study that some scientists wish came with a ‘Don’t try this at home’ label,” the Scientific American reported Thursday. “The newly released data show people who once had a SARS-CoV-2 infection were much less likely than vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19.”

Put another way, vaccinated individuals were 27 times more likely to get a symptomatic COVID infection than those with natural immunity from COVID.  (Read More)

Federal Court Blocks NY Attorney General’s Attempt to Stop Christians From Praying at Abortion Clinics

(LifeNews) A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed its prior opinion and affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction sought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, thus denying her attempt to censor the Christian and pro-life speech of 13 defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY.

Liberty Counsel’s client Scott Fitchett, Jr., is a pre-K teacher who has spent Saturdays peacefully sharing the gospel on public sidewalks throughout New York City, including outside Choices “to persuade women to change their minds about seeking an abortion by communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

In a well-written and lengthy opinion, U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon previously denied an injunction sought by the attorney general against the pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside the abortion facility.  (Read More)

Is Newsom in trouble? Mad media suggests he is

(American Family News) Citing neck-and-neck poll numbers, even liberal CNN is reporting Democrats are worried Gov. Gavin Newsom may indeed be recalled Sept. 14. What should be a “Republican fantasy” after Newsom won office by 24 points in 2018, the story says, is becoming a “very real possibility” in the state.

According to polling firm FiveThirtyEight, the polling average as of Sept. 1 shows 51% favor keeping Newsom and 45% want to remove him from office. Even with those poll numbers favoring Newsom, current frontrunner Larry Elder is coming under intense, media-driven scrutiny as Election Day nears.

“The liberals are scared,” Jesse Lee Peterson, who leads L.A.-based BOND, says. “They’re afraid because they’re coming out of the woodwork trying to stop Larry.”  (Read More)

Conservative mom in Idaho trashes critical race theory and its peddlers

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) I am here to let everyone know, especially those who are perpetuating the lie that I am oppressed, I am here to let them know that I can speak for myself, that I can walk. I can talk, I can read, I can swim.

We are not all the same. I also want to let everyone know that we are also very capable of inventing. That blacks can build. That we can become Supreme Court justices. That we can lead armies. That we can break Olympic world records. That we can become NASA mathematicians and we can become pivotal to sending the first Americans [and] astronauts into space. That we can also become the President of the United States for two terms.

That’s what blacks can do, and we are not oppressed.

We can do all of this because we live in an incredible country. America that offers us limitless possibilities for all people who are willing to dream and work hard.  (Read More)

‘Trust Not In Princes’: 7 Reasons For Hope While The Ruling Class Lights Dumpster Fire After Dumpster Fire

(The Federalist) Watching the dumpster fire Joe Biden and his team lit with U.S. dollars and materiel in Afghanistan is demoralizing. Realizing we’re facing at least three more years of such catastrophic ineptitude, even if Biden is nominally replaced, is almost too much to absorb.

Just eight months to the regime of “normalcy,” we’ve seen millions of unknowns crossing our southern border unchecked and child-raping third-world terrorists chasing off U.S. helicopters in Afghanistan. These are not accidents; these are man-made catastrophes. They are the direct result of our elites’ corruption and of American voters’ failure to rein in those elites, even though it is within our power to do so.

The left rewards sycophants, even incompetent ones, because to them ideology is more important than competence. That means these kinds of political disasters are going to keep happening.  (Read More)

Educrats Are Panicking As Their Extremism Alienates More Families

(The Federalist) The optics on unconditional surrender are terrible, which is why Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon avoided fanfare when she signed Senate Bill 744, a law that suspends high school graduation requirements for reading, writing, and math. Her reasons: to combat systemic racism and boost graduation numbers for minorities.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), already feeling the heat for advancing critical race theory, has doubled down by greenlighting Policy 8040, which provides exceptions for transgendered students at the expense of the rest of the student body and the faculty. The approval came a few days after LCPS showed its contempt for parents and community members by restricting their ability to attend board meetings and voice their concerns there.

Up in Rhode Island, the state branch of the National Education Association (NEA) is suing to block the public records request of a kindergartener’s mother who has dared to question the wisdom of teaching critical race theory to five-year-olds.  (Read More)

Mocking America

(Faith & Freedom) Tom Brokaw, with whom I disagree on most things—certainly got it right: The men and women who defended America, liberty, and freedom in WW II were indeed the greatest generation.

Apparently, the Taliban agrees with him as well, because they have chosen to specifically mock the six US soldiers who planted our American flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima during WW II.

The photo, taken by Joe Rosenthal is the most reproduced photograph in history.

The Taliban has published a reenactment of the photo with their fighters wearing American military gear planting the Taliban flag on a hill in Afghanistan—mocking our “greatest generation” and mocking the most powerful nation on the face of the earth.  (Read More)

Theft Of Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being

(Redoubt News) In Idaho, attempts to integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) into the educational system have been made, and continues to be a priority for Sherri Ybarra, Idaho State Superintendent of Public Education.

SEL goes far beyond just helping a student feel good about themselves or getting along with other kids.  It also includes teaching collective goals which can be applied across different cultures.  Other attributes of SEL include teaching emotional self-regulation, relationship skills, decision making, addressing inequity, self-awareness, impulse control…well, these are just a few that touch the surface of what is really SEL psychological manipulation.  Across the internet there are multiple SEL definitions.

Jane Robbins is a respected attorney and author who has followed not only the U.S. educational system, but SEL as well.  In 2019 she wrote about the dangers of technology having the capability to psychologically assess children in several ways.  What may have seemed a laughable conspiracy then, is happening now.  SEL psychological manipulation is a form of child abuse that can take many years to overcome, if ever.  (Read More)

Imagine No Big Cities

(Creators) Imagine if some of the biggest cities in America seceded from their states. Imagine Illinois without Chicago, Pennsylvania without Philadelphia, California without Los Angeles or San Francisco, New York state without New York City, or Texas without Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.

Those states would lose a major tax base and some of their best orchestras and other artistic institutions. But the gains in quality of life would completely offset any financial or artistic losses.

Big cities have been and continue to be centers of destructive ideas, and the people living in them are generally coarser and often just plain meaner. Of course, there are decent individuals in big cities and obnoxious people outside of big cities. But having a greater proportion of nice to obnoxious is more likely in smaller cities and other nonurban areas. Everyone reading this knows that one is more likely to be treated warmly when entering a store or dining in a restaurant in Cooperstown, New York, than in Brooklyn, New York; in Laramie, Wyoming, than in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Read More)

Reports: Taliban is finding and killing Christians in Afghanistan using hit lists and by checking phones for Bible apps

(Standing For Freedom Center) The Taliban hates Christians and now that the brutal fundamentalist Islamic regime has retaken Afghanistan, they are targeting and pursuing known Christians and also going door to door and killing anyone who has any Christian material on their mobile device, according to Frontier Alliance International (FAI) which has sources on the ground.

“The U.S. Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge,” the FAI explained in a statement, noting that the borders are also closed. “People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.”

The non-profit, which is partnered with an underground church in Afghanistan, explained that the Taliban has a hit list of Christians that they intend to kill. They are now going door to door to identify those Christians and also searching people’s phones for Bible apps or other Christian messaging or information. If they find that evidence, they immediately kill the person. According to sources, the Taliban have also sent letters and messages to Christian house churches “warning them that they know where they are and what they are doing.”  (Read More)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: In Mandatory Training, CA Faculty Union Leader Says There’s Nothing Good About ‘White’ Culture

(RedState) During last week’s two-day mandatory “antiracism” training for members of the California Faculty Association leaders went just a bit further than many Critical Race Theory sessions – including laughing over the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

The union, also known as CALFAC, is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system, including lecturers, professors, counselors, librarians, and coaches.

As expected, its objectives were the same-old, same-old, according to screenshots provided exclusively to RedState by an attendee:

  • Understand the pillars holding up White Supremacy
  • Remind us of our nation’s history and how it has normalized racism in an array of dynamics – historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal
  • Understand key definitions of racism (individual, interpersonal, structural, and institutional)  (Read More)

Chinese authorities paying citizens to spy on neighbors, report ‘illegal’ Christian activities

(Christian Post) China’s communist regime has ordered citizens in the country’s northeastern region to spy on Christians and report any “illegal religious activities,” including preaching and religious house gatherings. Informants will be rewarded with $150 for each tip, according to a report.

The administration of the Meilisi Daur District in Heilongjiang Province’s Qiqihar city released a document titled, “The Reward System For Reporting Illegal Religious Activities Offences,” saying informants would be paid up to 1,000 yuan ($150), China Christian Daily reported.

Officials, it says, are looking for any information — through a phone call, email or letter — on unqualified religious personnel, unauthorized trans-regional activities, preaching and distribution of printed religious literature, audio-visual products outside places of worship, unauthorized donations or private house gatherings.  (Read More)

This Idaho school district is teaching woke mathematics

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Despite claims to the contrary, Coeur d’Alene public school officials are requiring educators to apply the racial prejudice of critical race theory (CRT) to school lessons.

In recent weeks, parents in the school district have objected to CRT’s mischaracterization of American values and asked officials to remove this racially discriminatory dogma from their schools district framework. Officials have dismissed these concerns and claimed the district does not teach CRT. However, the district has already incorporated CRT into its math curricula, replacing the focus on mastery of mathematical concepts with racial bias and skepticism of objective mathematical knowledge.

District officials in the Coeur d’Alene school district adopted the Ready Classroom Mathematics curriculum from the organization Curriculum Associates, whose goal is to provide schools with culturally relevant and antiracist content. Central to the design of the curriculum is the critical race theory model of education known as cultural responsiveness. Parents want educators to focus on teaching kids basic mathematical skills like addition and multiplication, but the culturally responsive Ready Classroom Mathematics curriculum “helps students and teachers to recognize racism, racial inequities, and nondominant culture and dismantle them.”  (Read More)

The Christian Influence Was Huge in Afghanistan; Now They Are Under Threat of Martyrdom

(RedState) With all the demoralization, horror, and carnage we are witnessing in Afghanistan because of the Biden administration’s failure to properly and safely exit the country, many outlets are bypassing the Afghan Christian Church, which is now under threat of martyrdom.

According to Open Doors’ World Watch List of the most dangerous countries for Christians, Afghanistan ranks Number 2 in the world. The Taliban has now taken over the country, making this already dangerous situation even more deadly.

A church that was already underground and on the edge now needs to find a deeper hole in which to hide. As we continue to watch this slow train wreck unfold in Afghanistan, remember the Afghan Christian Church, and the Christian organizations struggling to exit the country, in your prayers.  (Read More)

Teachers Stand Up Against Harmful Loudoun County School District Policy

(Alliance Defending Freedom) Imagine you’re at a school board meeting discussing changes to school district policy, and one of the teachers speaks up. He thoughtfully voices some concerns.

How would you react? Even if you disagree, would you appreciate the fact that he is thinking deeply about issues that impact your student? I know I would.

Unfortunately, that’s not what happened when Tanner Cross, an elementary school teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, respectfully explained his objections to a proposed school policy during the public comment period of a school board meeting. He also shared his belief—and the scientific fact—that there are two biological sexes, which can’t be changed.

Less than 48 hours later, the teacher was suspended. Far from appreciating his input as an educator, school officials punished him for speaking up.  (Read More)

‘This Is Manifestly Not Saigon’ and Our Society of Lies

(Townhall) I wrote about the moral, diplomatic, international and American tragedy of abandoning Afghanistan a few months ago, so here I will address only the comment by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on ABC’s “This Week” — and what it says about our country.

Commenting on the American helicopters picking up Americans from the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Blinken said, “This is manifestly not Saigon.”

That statement sums up the state of the United States of America. We have become a Society of Lies. As I have known since I studied the Soviet Union and communism at the Russian Institute of Columbia University, truth has never been a left-wing value. There are honest and dishonest liberals; there are honest and dishonest conservatives. But truth is both a liberal value and a conservative value. It is not a left-wing value. People on the left are committed to saying whatever furthers their agenda, true or false.  (Read More)

MSNBC Calls Christians the American Taliban Because They’re Pro-Life on Abortion

(LifeNews) Twice in one week, senior pundits at MSNBC have compared Christians to the Taliban.

On August 14, MSNBC host Joy Reid, speaking of the Taliban, tweeted that “our own far religious right” is “dreaming of a theocracy that would impose a particular brand of Christianity” on American society.

On August 18, the lead story on MSNBC’s website, written by Dan Obeidallah, picks up on the comparison by criticizing Republicans who cling to “a narrow reading of their religious beliefs,” noting that they want to make their “religious beliefs into the law of the land.”

In both cases, the MSNBC pundits claimed that Christians are, just like the Taliban, against women’s rights. (They couldn’t have been thinking about Andrew Cuomo because the “former altar boy” is a Democrat.)

Reid accused Christians of wanting to “drive women from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and control all politics.” What a plainly stupid remark. Perhaps she can explain why a record number of Republican women—35 of them—were recently elected to the Congress. They are all Christians.  (Read More)

In a world paralyzed by fear, Christians have reason to live unafraid

(Standing For Freedom Center) Ours is a world that seems driven by fear right now. Some fears are real and present threats, but others have been stirred up in our hearts and minds by others and our own imaginations. If we are honest, this has always been a scary world, but it seems absurdly worse of late. I mean, murder hornets…seriously?

Yet while the world shakes in terror, Christians have every reason to move forward fearlessly, putting all our confidence in God.

Perhaps no issue has pushed the world’s fear buttons more than the COVID-19 pandemic. A recently released Lifeway Research poll conducted last fall showed that 41 percent of those polled currently seek to avoid feeling fear most, compared to 24 percent who said shame, 22 percent who said guilt, and 12 percent who said they weren’t sure. And when asked what gave them hope during 2020, just 36 percent said their religious faith.  (Read More)

Leftists Are Living In A Fantasy World While Burning The Real One To The Ground

(The Federalist) As the Taliban prepared to retake Afghanistan over the last year, U.S. military leaders were more concerned with fighting perceived “white rage” and the American embassy in Kabul was tweeting the rainbow flag. Instead of preparing a successful, organized exit strategy from Afghanistan, the Biden team spent last week producing a campy video with a gender-bending social media influencer.

These actions speak loudly about where the administration’s priorities lie. Instead of delivering basic competence, Democrats have stoked the culture wars and ushered in crisis after crisis, from rising crime to rapid inflation to an overwhelmed southern border to the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

There is ordinary incompetence here — Biden was a buffoon even in his prime — but adding extreme social leftism to the usual political greed and stupidity has been catastrophic, from the military to education to border security. The adherents of this ideology are not deterred by policy failures and political setbacks, allowing radical leftism to become the dominant ideology in the Democrat Party and among the institutions that support it.  (Read More)

Medicine’s Injection of “Woke” Ideology

(Faith & Freedom) John Murawski has written an in-depth investigative article about how the “woke” ideology is twisting medical science into something it was never intended to be—something that will destroy rather than heal.

“National racial reckoning and critical race theory is taking over the world of medicine and healthcare,” he says.

Continuing he says: “Prestigious medical journals, top medical schools, and elite medical centers are adopting the language of social activism and vowing to confront ‘systemic racism’ dismantle ‘structural violence’ and disrupt ‘white supremacy’ in their institutional cultures.”

Rare is the doctor who is willing to publicly question claims of white privilege and implicit bias in the healthcare system, and already several doctors who have publicly pushed back have been demoted and have filed legal actions alleging retaliation.  (Read More)

Mark Zuckerberg Is Planting The First Church Of The Metaverse

(The Federalist) The Church of Facebook is set to capture the human soul in silicon. On July 25, the New York Times reported that since 2017 the social media giant has quietly cultivated exclusive partnerships with select religious communities. As always, money is involved.

While Facebook’s ultimate goals remain sealed behind non-disclosure agreements, the Times article does hint at things to come: “The company aims to become the virtual home for religious community, and wants churches, mosques, synagogues and others to embed their religious life into its platform, from hosting worship services and socializing more casually to soliciting money.”

“The partnerships reveal how Big Tech and religion are converging,” the Times continues. “Facebook is shaping the future of religious experience itself, as it has done for political and social life.”

In other words, ultra-mod spiritual centers will be blessed by mass data extraction, algorithmic polarization, and censorship of theological “misinformation.”  (Read More)

NEA Sues Parent For Asking Questions

(Faith & Freedom) Just last month the powerful National Education Association (NEA) union promised, at their national convention, to fight tooth and nail against “laws that ban concepts Republicans say are…divisive and discriminatory.”

And NEA promised to fight back against the “conservative media”—setting aside thousands of dollars for the battles.

However, apparently “Education” couldn’t even wait for the schoolhouse doors to open to young minds before they filed their first lawsuit.

Last Monday the NEA filed suit against a parent whose daughter will be going into kindergarten in a couple of weeks.

Be informed, not misled.  (Read More)

‘Where Is Your God Now?’ Portland Cops Do NOTHING as Antifa Attacks Prayer Event Led by Persecuted Christian Pastor

(PJ Media) If you wondered what it looked like when Nazi brown shirts went after the churches in Germany, wonder no more: It probably looked like Portland on Saturday, when black bloc-outfitted antifa thugs burst into a waterfront prayer event featuring persecuted Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski. The antifa members sprayed those gathered, including toddlers, with chemicals and lobbed IEDs.

“Where is your God, now?” taunted one of the attackers.

Antifa has attacked at least one church before. Antifa members organized their violent attack via Twitter and other social media platforms. They later gloated on Twitter that they had stolen the Christian group’s food and water.

Portland police watched as antifa bear-sprayed parents and their kids, lobbed “flash bombs” into the sparse crowd, and reportedly threw the group’s sound equipment into the Willamette River. This being Portland, police didn’t arrest antifa members for polluting the river, much less attacking people.  (Read More)

Corona Forever: It’s About Serfdom, Not Science

(Standing For Freedom Center) The actions by (mostly) blue state politicians over the past 18 months have reinforced this pointed observation by activist and author David Horowitz: “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”

Previously unthinkable, we’ve witnessed public officials set parameters of who can work and who cannot, arrogantly classifying certain groups as “essential” compared to their “non-essential” brethren. We were told by the “expert class” to hunker down for two weeks to “slow the spread” and to “flatten the curve,” a temporary measure of inconvenience and economic discomfort that would keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. We’re now approaching 600 days from that original “two weeks” pledge, only to have Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), incredulously intone that “we can halt this [Delta variant] in just a matter of a couple of weeks” if Americans would just heed her agency’s latest directives.

Hear that, people! Just 14 days more. We’re serious this time. Pinky swear!  (Read More)

A call to pray

(Abolish Abortion Texas) I am writing to you today with one request: that you pray.

But first let me give you some details so you know exactly what to pray for.

You may have heard of the US Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, based on the Gestational Age Act passed by the state of Mississippi in March 2018.

The Supreme Court is viewing this case as an opportunity to determine whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional. In spite of the poor legal basis provided by the Gestational Age Act for considering this question, God has given us an opportunity.

Tomorrow, I will be submitting an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court in support of reversing Roe v. Wade, and for the abolition of abortion through the Court’s recognition of the legal personhood of all humans regardless of born or preborn status.

To be clear, this brief does not speak in favor of either party, but simply presents the abolitionist perspective. To my knowledge, this perspective has never been presented to the Supreme Court in an amicus curiae or otherwise.  (Read More)