Here’s a sample of what was making news this week as presented by Jim. Comments from listeners followed:
–The House of Representatives passed the so-called ‘Equality Act’ yesterday by a vote of 224-206. This act would write transgenderism into our civil rights laws.
–Jim played audio from Texas Congressman Chip Roy, who criticized the so-called ‘Equality Act,’ accusing the Democrats of trampling upon the religious freedom of people in the name of equality.
–Toy maker Hasbro to drop ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ from the classic Potato Head toy series.
–A bill has just been introduced in California that will require gender neutral stores and will fine retailers for having separate boy and girl toy departments.
–A Gallop Poll from 2020 found in the age group Generation ‘Z’ (ages 18-23) that now almost 16% said that they’re in a category that is not heterosexual.
–In the U.K., an LGBT activist has called for Christians to be banned from praying for someone with unwanted same-sex attractions.
–The nomination hearing took place this week for transgender Dr. Rachel (born Richard) Levine, President Biden’s pick for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jim played audio of Senator Rand Paul questioning Dr. Levine.
–The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has revealed that Amazon, Chromebook, Discord, OnlyFans and Wish are among its 2021 Dirty Dozen list of mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation.
–McDonald’s executives will have bonuses cut if they hire too many white men for top positions.
–Sky News host Cory Bernardi believes that President Biden is cognitively compromised.
–New COVID package making its way through the House of Representatives.
–A peer reviewed study shows that Ivermectin (an anti-parasitic drug) cuts COVID infections and deaths by 75%.
–U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson has met the requirements for emergency use.
–A 58 year old Virginia mother, who had numerous underlying conditions, died less than an hour after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
–Oxford University is recruiting children from the age of 6 to participate in experimental COVID-19 vaccine trial despite young children facing almost no danger from the virus.