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LGBT ‘Acceptance Panel’ on Transgenderism, Gender Identity to Be Hosted at Virginia Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia will be hosting a taxpayer-funded LGBT panel discussion during the upcoming school year to discuss topics on gender identity and transgenderism but won’t say if medical experts who believe gender dysphoria is a mental health issue will be invited to speak.

Source: LGBT ‘Acceptance Panel’ on Transgenderism, Gender Identity to Be Hosted at Virginia Public Schools


Having children is one of the most destructive things you can to do the environment, say researchers | The Independent

TRUTHBOMBS: What is wrong with people?

 

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Having children is the most destructive thing a person can to do to the environment, according to a new study. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden found having one fewer child per family can save “an average of 58.6 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions per year”.

Source: Having children is one of the most destructive things you can to do the environment, say researchers | The Independent


London: Teen Arrested After Five Acid Attacks in 84 Minutes

Police are treating a series of acid attacks Thursday night across London as linked, and have arrested a 16-year-old male.

At least one victim suffered “life changing injuries” Thursday night in the apparent crime spree, which saw five attacks take place in 84 minutes in East London and Islington.

The arrested teenager is being held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Police described the attacks in their statement, which revealed the first attack took place at 22:25 on the Hackney road. Officers said the male victim had been on a moped when a pair of men on a second moped pulled up beside him.

The men threw a “corrosive substance” into his face, before stealing his moped and riding away. When officers responded, they found that the man had sustained facial injuries, but they are not being treated as “life threatening or life changing”.

Source: London: Teen Arrested After Five Acid Attacks in 84 Minutes


“Mainline” churches are emptying. The political effects could be huge. – Vox

In April, the New York Times’s Ross Douthat wrote a column arguing — appropriately for a Sunday opinion piece — that liberals need to go to church. More specifically, he argued: “The wider experience of American politics suggests that as liberalism de-churches it struggles to find a nontransactional organizing principle, a persuasive language of the common good.”

For a theologically confessional Lutheran and politically conservative Republican like me, this is an interesting suggestion. How much of the cultural and political change we have observed in the past 20 years can be explained by the quiet death of the “mainlines”?

For readers not familiar with Christian denominational classifications, “mainline” is the term that students of American religious life use to refer to more theologically or politically liberal white-majority churches. Since Sunday morning remains America’s most segregated hour, experts separate “historically black Protestant” churches into their own group, and then divide the white churches into various segments.

Source: “Mainline” churches are emptying. The political effects could be huge. – Vox