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  • Dads’ ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Protects Kids From Pedophiles

    06/14/2023 10:34:22 AM PDT · by grcuster · 11 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | June 14, 2023 | Evita Duffy-Alfonso
    In an Instagram post on Thursday, Green Beret combat veteran and dad of three Nick Freitas shared with his followers a 2017 WRTV Indianapolis interview with Jack Reynolds, a pedophile who targeted children in the 1980s and spent 12 years in prison for it. In the interview, Reynolds was asked what “characteristics” he “looked for in children before molesting them.” Reynolds responded by saying it was a child’s family that mattered more than the actual child. “If I thought the father was a threat, I would not approach the child,” he said. Freitas said this revelation means a few things...
  • Pride Goeth Before Destruction ~ Celebrate Humility

    06/02/2023 7:19:18 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 8 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    Recall, Christians, what Sacred Scripture declareth: "Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall." [Proverbs 16:18]And also: "Pride is the beginning of all sin. He that holdeth it, shall be filled with maledictions, and it shall ruin him in the end." [Ecclesiasticus, 10:15]Pride is numbered in the Catholic Catechism among the Seven Deadly Sins [CCC 1866]. Writing in the early Seventh Century AD, Pope Saint Gregory the Great reflected on the sin of pride in his epochal Moralia in Job, saying: "Whoever extols himself above his proper condition, is weighed down by the very burden...
  • Silicon Valley Bank Employees Made Large Donations to Biden and Other Democrats

    03/12/2023 1:04:02 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar. 11, 2023 | Anthony Scott
    Silicon Valley Bank was closed by the FDIC due to the bank losing over 60% of its value after the company disclosed major losses from security sales. Many political pundits and investors have called for lawmakers to bailout out the failed bank. Those advocating for bailouts have shied away from telling the public that SVB employees and affiliates voted in the leaders responsible for the current economic crisis. Open Secret’s data reveals in the 2020 election cycle Silicon Valley Bank employees and affiliates donated over $188,000 dollars to political candidates. Over 90% of the donations which amounted to $173,434 went...
  • Biased Science Reporting Scares TV Viewers

    02/11/2023 9:40:00 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    The Congressional Record ^ | 3 February 1976 | Edith Efron
    In the context of another thread here at Free Republic, I chanced to use the term "moral elephantiasis," which I remember from a long ago reading of National Review. Out of curiosity, I typed those two words into Google, in quotes, and found a number of interesting things. One of the things I found was the full text of the original article which I read, at the age of 23 or so; that article had been read into the Congressional Record by then Georgia Congressman Larry McDonald. I transcribed the article (with significant help from the PDF OCR algorithm), and...
  • Virtue Signaling Denver Mayor Unhappy that He’s Getting What He Asked for

    01/02/2023 5:11:45 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Jan, 2023 | Brian C. Joondeph
    How ironic that Denver is getting exactly what it wanted and voted for but is now complaining and wanting American taxpayers to pay the bill for their cost-free virtue signaling. Virtue signaling is a current pastime of Democrats and the left. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it, Virtue signaling is the popular modern habit of indicating that one has virtue merely by expressing disgust or favor for certain political ideas or cultural happenings.Climate warriors signal their virtue about global warming. For example, those screeching loudest over rising sea levels, including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and John Kerry, own waterfront homes that...
  • ESPN announcer slammed for calling Celtics’ Game 1 comeback vs. Warriors an ‘insurrection’

    06/04/2022 5:26:23 AM PDT · by Zman · 15 replies ^ | June 4 2022 | Mike Rosenstein
    However during a 14-0 run by the Celtics, Jones opened the door to criticism: “The Celtics have stormed ahead! This insurrection has them leading by 11.”
  • Bill Maher rails against critical race theory, argues it’s just ‘virtue-signaling’

    11/18/2021 6:33:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/2021 | Emily Crane
    Comedian Bill Maher railed against critical race theory and woke Democrats in a far-reaching interview with Chris Cuomo Wednesday night — condemning the controversial education movement as “just virtue-signaling” and accusing liberals of being “afraid to acknowledge progress.” “It’s just something going on in the schools that never went on before,” Maher said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”

    10/08/2020 3:25:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies ^ | 10/08/20 | Bill Stepien
    “The American people should not be deprived of the chance to see the two candidates for president debate face to face two more times just because the Commission on Presidential Debates wants to protect Joe Biden. It remains extremely suspect that the CPD announced the brand new virtual format at 7:30am ET today immediately after Vice President Mike Pence had just wiped the floor with Senator Kamala Harris. Clearly the commission wanted to shift attention away from Pence’s complete victory. As President Trump said, a virtual debate is a non-starter and would clearly be a gift to Biden because he...
  • VANITY: Won't be renewing my membership at a certain virtue signaling "warehouse" store

    09/13/2020 1:23:01 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies
    My membership is expiring this month at "BJ's Wholesale" a warehouse club store out of Massachusetts. Recently they closed one of these stores in my upstate NY town (before Covid fiasco) so I go to a local town nearby to buy cheaper gas and certain items in bulk. Much to my chagrin, several (mostly younger) workers were wearing company sponsored "end racism" tshirts. That was it. I was on the fence about renewing anyway since the one close by has closed.
  • Mask parody wins the internet… Viral Video

    08/03/2020 4:14:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
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  • Why I Still Fly An American Flag With Pride

    07/24/2020 8:14:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Matthew May
    If future generations are to look upon Old Glory and see it as a symbol of hope, freedom, and justice, we must always protect and defend what we know to be true about it. These three words, which have also been painted on statues of people deemed problematic for their historical shortcomings, seem to carry the same weight the Stars and Stripes once did. Similarly, many professional athletes are now permitted to kneel or even remain in the locker room during the national anthem or to print social justice slogans on their jerseys. Traditional expressions of patriotism have become taboo...
  • Facing crisis, America's future lies in the balance

    07/11/2020 9:23:06 PM PDT · by ancientart · 16 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Art Marmorstein
    “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” said 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. “Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” He was wrong on both counts. Zeal for liberty can be (and sometimes is) taken way too far, and without moderation, even the noblest of goals is easily turned into something evil. A great example of this: the French Revolution. The revolution began with some long-overdue reforms. It abolished the special privileges of nobles and clergy and guaranteed Frenchmen fundamental rights similar to those promised in our own Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights....
  • Unilever to drop 'Fair & Lovely' skin lightening product name

    06/25/2020 6:30:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2020 | by Rupam Jain, Charlotte Greenfield
    MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD - Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” brand of skin lightening products which are popular in South Asia but have long been criticised for promoting negative stereotypes against people with darker skin. Companies face a mounting backlash on social media in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Products marketed for skin lightening have a huge market in South Asia due to a societal obsession with fairer skin tones, but those notions are being questioned more frequently as perceptions change. Johnson & Johnson this month said it would stop selling skin-whitening creams which...
  • Michigan, Oklahoma providers forgive millions in medical debt

    05/12/2020 10:48:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | May 12, 2020 | Morgan Haefner
    Two health centers in Michigan and a microhospital in Oklahoma are separately forgiving medical debt to help patients who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellston Medical Center and Primary Health Services of Ludington, Mich., will forgive $214,000 in medical debt for thousands of patients, according to 9&10 News, a local news station. The owners said they want to ease financial burdens its patients are facing during the pandemic. In Oklahoma, Tulsa ER & Hospital said it will forgive $2.1 million in outstanding medical debt for patients who received service at the physician-owned microhospital from December 2019 through...
  • Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics Reason #2: Virtue

    05/07/2020 1:49:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #2: VIRTUE In the last article, we learned that the Greeks established the first principles of architecture by studying nature. The proportions that are most pleasing to the human eye are those of nature’s greatest work of art—the human body. We learned that God gave man reason and the desire to know, but he did not leave us without guides. He gave us the Greeks, the world’s first systematic, abstract thinkers. And so we study and honor the Greeks because they teach us how to use reason to explore and understand our world, a world that is material and...
  • The Wisdom of John Adams: on Liberty, Tyranny, & the need for Christian virtue

    12/12/2019 1:52:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bill Federer
    John Adams wrote A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765: "The desire of dominion ... when ... restraints are taken off ... becomes an encroaching, grasping, restless, and ungovernable power ... contrived by the great for the gratification of this passion ... Originally formed ... for the necessary defense ... against ... invasions ... yet ... tyranny, cruelty, and lust ... was soon adopted by almost all the princes of Europe ... The people were held in ignorance ... till God in his benign providence raised up the champions who began and conducted the Reformation. From the time...
  • The Fall of Rome - Are There Lessons We Can Learn?

    09/04/2019 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 04, 2019 | Bill Federer
    GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of displaced tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant wrote in The Story of Civilization (Vol. 3-Caesar and Christ, Simon...
  • Who’s Minding the Kids?

    08/28/2019 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 1 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 28, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    I was sitting in a Sunday School class, and was probably around eight or nine years old. I cannot remember what the Scripture was that day. However, the room was brought into a very serious state of mind as we were presented with something and were asked to sign it. I had never entered into a contract before, but had a sense that it was a very serious thing. The contract was known as the “pledge.” The point was a promise: not to smoke or drink before age 21. I was not entirely sure of the point of the exercise....
  • A Crisis of Virtue – The Good That We Need

    08/19/2019 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 3 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 18, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    C.S. Lewis once said that courage is the “form of every virtue at its testing point.” It is easy to forget that figures such as Lewis, Tolkien, and even Chesterton, did not write during a time of Christian ascendancy. Lewis was denied a chair (a full professorship) at Oxford for years precisely because of his embarrassingly public profession of faith. To the “learned” sceptics around him, it made him seem “less than serious.” Tolkien was a devout, practicing Catholic, but was never as public as Lewis. Lewis wrote popular books on the topic and gave radio addresses. All of that...
  • Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism

    04/09/2019 1:51:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | June 21, 2018 | Hugh C. Whelchel
    Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there. Over the last 30 years, we have witnessed the most significant movement out of poverty in human history. If this trend continues, we will see extreme poverty almost completely eradicated in the 21st century, according to a 2008 report from the World Bank. This historic economic movement was not the result of government programs, the United Nations’ national debt forgiveness, or even Christian charity. It was brought about by the spread of economic freedom and capitalism. Economic freedom is important because it affects nearly every...