WE TEND not to be alarmists when it comes to Christian persecution. We’ve had a pretty good run in the United States over the last couple centuries.
But things have shifted in recent years and it’s getting ugly. Think what you will of Kim Davis (the Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who has refused to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage and issue marriage permits to gay couples), some of the criticism she’s received is chilling–for example, equating her actions with sharia law.
Lest we forget, the Islamic State marked the Supreme Court’s ruling by throwing four gay men off a rooftop and tweeted the pictures under the hashtag #lovewins. THAT is what sharia looks like. And frankly, some supporters of same-sex marriage are getting close to advocating sharia-type penalties for people who don’t share their worldview.
Also: Blood Rave in Amsterdam; Cicada 3301; remembering Operation Blackjack; the “gospel” chorus that sang for Hillary; and living forever as a virtual social media profile.
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Just wanted to point out that a call has gone out from Michael Doughtery of The Week to burn (!) Kim Davis. You guys know satire and tongue-in-cheek well. You’ll see that his article contains neither:
Very, very disturbing…
I had not heard about cicada 3301 nor the mythology connected to cicadas. It does seem that cicadas are ubiquitous in evolutionary myths, also, there may be good geological reason for this, of course, but when I watch shows on dinosaurs with my kids there are always cicadas. I’m curious if there’s some sort of occultic programming there along with the obvious evolution programming. I’m going to look in to it! Another lovely episode Gilberts, thank you!