Everyone must follow the same rules

It has been a point of frustration for many years that the establishment does not hold itself to the same standard as the masses. Part of the Contract With America in 1994 was to make Congress obey the laws it passes, and that was still a problem two decades later. A key part of our civil order is that we are a nation of laws, not men. When people believe that is not the case, civil order starts to break down.

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Gaslighting and hypocrisy on transgender sports

The gaslighting and hypocrisy surrounding “trans girls” in sports is astonishing. The LGBTQ+ lobby demands that biological males barge into women and girls’ restrooms and locker rooms, and that biological males be allowed to play on women and girls sports teams and dominate the biological females. Then they claim it is the Republicans who are waging a war by resisting this culture war front.

No, that is not how this works. You do not get to deny biological females opportunities to excel in athletics, and violate their privacy, and then whine about the fact that your radical agenda is encountering resistance. It is not those who are on the defensive who are waging a “culture war” here. The ones waging a culture war are the ones who are trying to pretend biological distinctions to not exist and create an unfair playing field.

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Unjustified moral judgments about masking up

A columnist for the Washington Post said recently that we are unmoved by death, and uses people not wearing masks as an example. And this is the problem: If someone makes a different choice than you do, they must be morally deficient. It cannot possibly be they have made a different risk calculation or that they disagree with you about the effectiveness of masks. No, they are just moral reprobates.

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A few thoughts about Purity Culture

The mass murders at massage parlors in Atlanta were monstrous acts of evil, and the man who murdered these women to eliminate “temptation” should be swiftly executed if convicted of the murders. Nothing less than the death penalty would be justice here.

What we should not do is throw out Christian sexual ethics because of one man’s extremist and misogynistic take on “purity culture.” While there are extremes that go beyond what the Bible teaches, Scripture is clear that God expects sexual purity from Believers. For examples, see Acts 15:19-20, Acts 15:28-29, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 10:8, Colossians 3:5 and 1 Thessalonians 4:3.

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A shocking abuse of power by Elizabeth Warren

This is an open letter to Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun. See the Tweets here and here.

Senators,

I was stunned when I opened Twitter to find that a sitting U.S. Senator had promised to destroy a private business so they are “not powerful enough to heckle senators with snotty tweets.” She actually threatened to use the immense power of the federal government to retaliate against a private business for mild criticism of her. This is a frightening abuse of power that warrants immediate disciplinary action.

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COVID-19 vaccines and aborted cell lines

Can pro-life people take a COVID-19 vaccine? I have seen some controversy about this online, and recently had a discussion with a longtime pro-life activist about it. Here is what NebraskaMD.com had to say about the origin of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines:

However, both companies used the fetal cell line HEK 293 in the confirmation phase to ensure the vaccines work. All HEK 293 cells are descended from tissue taken from a 1973 elective abortion that took place in the Netherlands.

Here is my take. Regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the abortion in question took place in 1973, before I was even born. The fetal cell line for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine came from a baby killed in 1985, which is still 36 years ago.

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