In a bid to become more inclusive, the Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a new handbook that discards masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord.” The Church supports same-sex marriages, has accepted a lesbian bishop, and supports removing crosses from the local Seamen’s Church in order to accommodate Muslims.
Google-owned YouTube, which has been under fire for allowing kids programming to get out of control with violent and exploitative content, finally responded to public indignation and promises to implement filters to block violence and adult-themed material from videos targeting children and families – no date given for this move, however. YouTube did shut down the notorious Toy Freaks channel that had ten million subscribers. It features a father who played pranks on his daughters, which many people saw as the legitimization of abuse. There are many cartoon producers creating violent and sexually suggestive content aimed at children apparently for the sole purpose of traumatizing them and creating social attitudes that reject traditional values.
In August 2016, the US Court of Appeals ruled that it is Constitutional to ban gun ownership from marijuana users, not because they are considered to be incapable of safely possessing guns, but because the plant remains illegal at the federal level. This is due to a Hawaii statute that makes it illegal to own a firearm if it is forbidden by federal law – another case of states voluntarily surrendering their sovereign rights to the federal government.
Washington Post’s National Security reporter, Adam Entous, admitted that the Russia story is a “f***ing crapshoot” because there is no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians during the election. Yet, the Washington Post continues to roll out headlines supporting that claim. Melissa McCullough, the Director of Newsroom Operations, exposes her bias against Trump, saying “let’s just hope he doesn’t get re-elected in another three years.”