“A concerning look into the ever growing use of AI for monitoring us all.” Admin Artificial intelligence (AI) is in the headlines every week now from driverless cars to high-frequency stock trading algorithms that outperform any human. Computers now beat the best human players at chess and almost any other game and have even begun to interpret emotions from facial expressions and create works of art. AI has also surprised human doctors at diagnosing difficult-to-spot eye conditions on scans. Yet as much as these advances may make our lives easier, it is this last area, visual recognition, that corporations and [More]
British Christian publications have been wondering if we are witnessing the “extinction of Christianity in Egypt“, where the Christian faithful have suffered persecution and terror attacks at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists. Christian leaders also seem to be wondering if Christianity will be “extinct within a generation” in the UK, where religious people enjoy total freedom of worship and faith.   Last year, the Church of England began to formulate a religious revolution. Its canonical laws require that British churches hold their functions every Sunday. The dramatic crisis of Christianity in the UK, however, is pushing the Anglican church to [More]
“So depictions of mothers doing typical motherly things are now to be banned. Yes let’s get rid of anything that might portray any sense of normal family life. More PC insanity.”  Admin   Cooking, cleaning mums will be banned in advertisements across the UK from next year, following a study which claimed traditional gender roles are “harmful and outdated”.   The decision to tighten regulation was announced by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) this week, after a report published in summer identified gender stereotypes in adverts as a driver of inequality between men and women.   Read More: Traditional [More]
“Things are really getting bizarre. Lets hope this fizzles out as just another crazy fad.”  Admin   There’s the great falling away Paul the apostle prophesied in 2 Timothy 2; then there’s the Way of the Future. Could the two converge?   Way of the Future, a new religion birthed with artificial Intelligence in mind, is setting up church and making news media headlines around the world. Newsweek, Wired, Bloomberg and others are giving this false religion plenty of press.   Anthony Levandowski, the Silicon Valley multimillionaire who developed the robotics team for Uber’s self-driving program and Waymo, the self-driving car company Google [More]
“Well another first for CA, what’s next I wonder.”  Admin The City of Palm Springs, California has sworn in a man who identifies as a woman, as well as a woman who identifies as bisexual, making its city council all-“LGBT” as its other three members identify as homosexual. Lisa Middleton, a man who identifies as a woman (pictured), and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual, were both sworn in on Wednesday after being elected last month. Read More: Palm Springs Becomes First City Council in Nation to Be All Homosexual, Bisexual or Transgender | Christian News Network
It has emerged young Guides members are not being invited to thank God during grace, under guidance being issued to leaders in a bid boost inclusivity.   While acknowledging that it “may be traditional to say or sing grace before a meal” during a residential event, the advice urges leaders to consider “how this might make members who are from a different faith, or have no faith, feel.”   It recommends: “If you’d like to say something before a meal, try to think of a statement that doesn’t make reference to any particular god or faith.   Read More: Grace [More]
Over the past several months I’ve been covering the rapid acceleration toward mandatory biometric identification at U.S. airports.   At the core of this increased push is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection mandate 15 years in the making to integrate government databases for ID verification. As we’ve seen with airlines such as JetBlue, private companies will be merged into the government system in order to speed up biometric processing.   JetBlue is working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and SITA, an information-technology provider for airlines.   …   “This is the first integration of biometric authorization by the [More]
‘”The show aired 11/30/17 but the article relates how this yearly classic almost never made it to TV in the first place.”  Admin ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is beloved by so many, but it almost didn’t make it to the air when it was originally produced It first aired on television sets across America back in 1965 — and it’s been running ever since.   This week, ABC will air the show to millions of adoring fans, old and new alike. Indeed, it now seems inconceivable to think of the holiday season without the classic cartoon, but the story of [More]
Robert Mueller, a former director of the FBI who is working as a special prosecutor “investigating” a contrived hoax designed by the military/security complex and the DNC to destroy the Trump presidency, has yet to produce a scrap of evidence that Russiagate is anything but orchestrated fake news. As William Binney and other top experts have said, if there is evidence of Russiagate, the NSA would have it. No investigation would be necessary. So where is the evidence?   It is a revelation of how corrupt Washington is that a fake scandal is being investigated while a real scandal is [More]
“How long this ticking time bomb has before it explodes is anyone’s guess but when it does watch out.”  Admin But only a few lost souls in Congress care.Even as lawmakers are trying to cobble together a tax-cut bill that would cut revenues by $1.5 trillion over ten years, the gross national debt has spiked $723 billion over the past 12 weeks since Congress suspended the “debt ceiling.” It just hit $20.57 trillion, or 105% of GDP. Over the past six years, since November 2011, the gross national debt has surged nearly 40%, or by $5.8 trillion. Back in 2011, [More]
“We’ll see what ramifications this will have down the road but it appears to open the door for states to ban semi-auto rifles if they want to.” Admin Today the Supreme Court let stand the Fourth Circuit’s holding in Kolbe v. Hogan that semi-automatic rifles are not constitutionally protected “arms,” and in doing so declared the Second Amendment guarantees only a second-class right. Read More: SCOTUS Guts 2nd Amend. By Refusing To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case
“With Christianity on the decline and far left ideology on the rise you can expect all sorts of deviant behavior to be legitimized. If you have young girls in this organization it’s time to get them out.”  Admin   Male guides who “identify” as female will be allowed to shower with girls during camping trips, Girlguiding UK literature has revealed.   Official guidance distributed by the organisation, which applies to Girl Guides between the ages of five and 25, tells guide leaders to let “transgender” members share changing rooms, toilets, tents, and cabins with girls while away on excursions.   [More]
“Unfortunately this and other types of harassment are becoming more common on campuses dominated by leftist administrators when someone they disagree with tries to speak. Free speech in their minds exists only for those speakers whose agenda they agree with. Be careful parents where your sons and daughters attend college.”  Admin   It is no surprise that students at Stanford University disrupted best-selling author Robert Spencer’s lecture on November 14. Given the lead-up to his talk — “Jihad and the Dangers of Radical Islam: An Honest Discussion” — the scenario was scripted in advance, with the encouragement and support of [More]
Berea College is apparently afraid of alumni and parents being reminded of Psalm 139:13: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”   The Christian college near Lexington, Kentucky – known for its “no-tuition promise” to every student it enrolls – allegedly approved a student pro-life display during its Homecoming weekend and then proceeded to harass the students throughout the day.   Brenna Lewis, Appalachian regional coordinator at Students for Life of America, writes that a complaint apparently triggered the intervention of administrators:   Read More: Christian college allegedly harasses pro-life students after approving [More]
“Good article on who is heading up the Church of Sweden and how this explains the recent changes in the church handbook on the dropping of “He and Lord” when referring to God. Unfortunately the future of the church there looks rather grim. Lots of other good articles on gatestone as well, check them out too.”  Admin The Church of Sweden, although no longer a state church, remains an important force in Swedish society. In a time when Sweden’s political, media, and academic establishment are eager to jettison pretty much everything that makes Sweden Swedish, no institution plays a more [More]
“Another sign of just how spiritually dead churches in Europe are.” Admin The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.   Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.   Read More: Church of Sweden Officially Drops Calling God ‘Lord’, ‘He’ to be More Inclusive
Gospel references have been stripped from a nativity story because children’s fundamental biblical knowledge is so minimal they would fail to understand it, a leading Christian charity has said.   Scripture Union, one of the UK’s oldest Christian organisations for young people and children, have also simplified the story ahead of sending out the picture book, The First Christmas, to over 105,000 children this year.   Whilst previous publications have included Bible references and encouraged children to compare the story to the Gospels, this simplified version is written from the angle that children reading the book will know very little about [More]
Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping.   One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.   The move is the latest in a string of crackdowns against Christianity in the Xi era. Xi’s regime views Christianity, which has experienced a [More]
Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told. Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday. The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’. Read More: Church of England: Let little boys wear tiaras | Daily Mail Online
Two men who identify as women were elected by voters on Tuesday, one running for city council in Minnesota and another seeking to serve in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Andrea Jenkins, whose birth name has not been cited in reports, was elected to the Minneapolis City Council with 73 percent of the vote. Jenkins began… Read More: Two Men Who Identify as Women Elected to Government Offices as Days Grow Darker | Christian News Network
“White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware.” So begins one of the latest columns of Fox News’ Todd Starnes, reporting on what parents probably wish was fake news. Unfortunately for the families in The First State, reality may soon be optional for kids in Delaware public schools.   In one of the more incredible headlines of the year, local officials in the state’s Department of Education are actually debating a regulation that would let students choose their race and their gender.   If it sounds unbelievable, that’s because it is. For the last few years, families have been shocked that [More]
Last week, COBAN Technologies (CT) and Digital Barriers (DB) announced that they are working together to install facial biometrics in police dash cams. “Coban Technologies Inc., a leader in body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement, today announced that it is partnering with Digital Barriers to provide live facial recognition and live video streaming technology for the FOCUS H1 police dash cam system.” CNN warns that soon police everywhere will turn their vehicles into 360 degree mobile surveillance platforms…”CT’s technology is designed to work with up to six cameras, so police departments could choose to turn their vehicles [More]
“It’s astounding what’s going on in once “Merry Old England”. It seems each passing year sees new laws/guidelines leading to an ever increasing totalitarian society.”  Admin Official guidelines insist a hate crime must be driven by “hostility”, but when contacted, many UK forces are unable to give a definition of what they mean by “hostility” in the context of hate crimes. Breitbart London contacted dozens of forces to ask for their working definition of “hostility” and was referred on to the “dictionary definition” which includes “unfriendliness” and “dislike”. Others referred Breitbart London to national bodies, including the College of Policing [More]
A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place. Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God. Read More: Christian student suspended after challenging Muslim prof’s claim that Jesus wasn’t crucified – The College Fix
A U.K. magistrate that was removed from office for telling the media that he believes it is best for adoptive children to be placed with a mother and father, and later also prohibited from returning to his position on the board of the National Health Service (NHS) Trust, has lost a lawsuit seeking reinstatement to the NHS board. Read More: U.K. Magistrate Removed From Office, NHS Board for Opposing Same-Sex Adoption Loses Lawsuit | Christian News Network
A new Shia Muslim mega mosque and Islamic center – measuring over 3,500 square meters and with room for 3,000 people — has opened in Golders Green, one of only two largely Jewish areas in London. The Shia Muslim religious center, Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham, owns the mosque.   The mosque is situated in the Hippodrome, a prominent building centrally located in North London. The Hippodrome was built in 1913 as a 3,000-seat music hall and for more than 30 years housed the BBC Concert Orchestra. Two episodes of the first series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus were recorded there in [More]
09/26/17   A tide of anti-Christian bigotry is growing in the corridors of Congress.     Two remarkable things unfolded last week.   The Democrats openly embraced socialism in the form of single-payer health care. And they announced a secular, anti-Christian test for public office. The two go together like Abbott and Costello. Or better yet, since this is far from funny, Marx and Lenin.  “Democratic Socialist” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ scheme for a single-payer, government-run health care system has already been endorsed by 16 Democratic senators. A similar bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, has 117 co-sponsors. [More]