Robert Gagnon and the Revoice Conference


Doug Wilson kindly posted this by Robert Gagnon regarding the Revoice Conference. This is a fair and balanced read and frankly more people should read it so with that in mind…

While I am glad for the fact that persons at the upcoming Revoice Conference (July 26-28, St. Louis, in a PCA venue) and those who align with the “Spiritual Friendship” program want to refrain from engaging in same-sex intercourse and thereby uphold this part of the orthodox witness, I have seven consequential concerns about their views.
1. Inadequate engagement with the need for “renewal of the mind” as regards homosexual desires. Is there any asking of: “What is the false narrative that gives these impulses particular strength? Why am I viewing a person of the same sex as a sexual complement or counterpart to my own sex? Why am I aroused by the distinctive sexual features of my own sex, by what I already have? Am I thinking of myself as only half of my own sex? What kind of strategies for renewing my mind can I use to counter this false narrative beyond ‘washed and waiting’?” Instead, the benefits of a generalized “gay” perspective (minus the sex) are celebrated or lifted up. Even if one’s attractions may not change with such an evaluation, they can be disempowered by exposing the lie that lies behind attempts to gratify same-sex desire or (for “transgenders,” so-called) to deny one’s biological sex altogether. There is more to be addressed here than refraining from homosexual sex.

Read the rest of it here: Concerns with the upcoming Revoice Conference and Spiritual Friendship Folk

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Saturday Night Special


Well it is June and someone has designated this month for one of the seven deadly sins. And with that in mind here we go.

So it seems that Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter enjoyed a chicken sandwich made by Chick-fil-A and tweeted about it which caused the SJW on Twitter to have a conniption fit. And even Soledad O’Brien tweeting: “This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, Jack,” This of course caused Jack Dorsey to quickly backpeddle and apologize for eating a sandwich.

But wait there is more! Noah Michelson in a Huff-Post article wrote that if you really love and support LGBQT people you must stop eating at Chick-fil-A. In the article Michelson does point out that Chick-fil-A has done some good things, such as provide free meals to the blood donor volunteers at the Pulse Club shooting, still nothing can make up for Dan Cathy’s defense of traditional marriage being between one man and one woman.

I would like to point out that the last time someone suggested this course of action Chick-fil-A had over flowing restaurants full of customers.

From here let’s travel to a track meet in Connecticut. Where two transgender “girls” won the 100 & 200 meter. The two “girls” had previously been on the boys track team until they decided to switch to the girls team.

Of course by switching to the girls team these two biological boys knocked out two young girls who had been compeating for those same positions but couldn’t compete against the basic biological difference of male muscularity versus female muscularity.

By doing this the level playing field that once existed no longer exists. But of course a level playing field’s meaning has been changed by the idea that transgender rights supercede anything that might be biologically based.

In Canada their equivalent of PBS produced this:

Francis Schaeffer years ago pointed out that there is nothing neutral, everything reflects a certain worldview. And what is being taught to the children will shape their worldview. It is obvious what worldview is being taught to the children in Canada the question is what worldview is being taught to your children.

Good night.

Saturday Night Special


Welcome to Saturday Night Special let’s get into a little bit of the culture war.  

Blair Logsdon has the distinction, or sorrow, to be listed as the person who has had the most gender reassignment surgeries.  One hundred sixty-seven in total.  And he has regretted them all.  Instead of seeking to cure his gender dysphoria the surgeons indulged it.  His story is a cautionary tale to those who think that the solution to gender dysphoria is hormone treatment and surgery.  Read his story here.  

Have you seen this?

James Damore along with another man has filed suit against Google claiming that they discriminate against white male conservatives.  Here are nineteen insane tidbits related to this lawsuit (follow link)

But don’t think Google is the only one there is also Twitter.

Shadow banning, Keeping opposing viewpoints hidden.  This almost sounds like the old Soviet empire.  

Just remember Pravda means truth.  Just not objective truth.

And with that good night pleasant dreams.  

Saturday Night Special


Welcome to 2018!  I still don’t have a flying car, I was promised flying cars, but we are getting close.

So from pink hats to fearless girl here is the list of Top Ten Raging Feminist Fails of 2017  (click the link)

Not to say that 2018 hasn’t been starting off to a great  start for raging feminists case in point:
Huffington Post editor Emily McCombs posted this on her twitter feed for her New Years resolution:  She deleted it but the Internet Archive saved it McCombs is the editorial director of the parenting section of the Huffington Post, But wait there is more Cathy O’Neil at Bloomberg wrote an opinion piece titled: Maybe Sex Robots Will Make Men, Not Women Obsolete In the article she writes:

Don’t get me wrong, I have a good husband. I doubt I would trade in. But if I had a daughter, I might consider giving her a robot as a college graduation present. Preferably one who can do the dishes and guard the door.

So we are off to a good start one wants to kill all men and the other wants to replace them with automatons.  I can hardly wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

And now Robot Over Lords in the news.

Take a good look these will be the new service worker for hotels, airports, and grocery stores.  These robots are being developed by LG Electronics. These robots will act as a wait staff delivering food and drinks, act as a porter in hotels carrying luggage, and showing people in grocery stores where to find their products and tell them the price of the product they are looking for now keep in mind they can do this 24/7 so what will that do to grocery clerks, porters, and servers?

Meet the robot that passed a college class on philosophy and love:

BINA48 successfully passed a class on the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), making her the first advanced robot to complete a college course.  After taking the course BINA48 said:

“I may struggle with profoundly understanding ineffable feelings such as love but I can intelligently discuss the topics of love and death,” says BINA48. “I know love is a moral good and death, when caused by the intentional actions of another human being or robot, is a moral wrong.”

Obviously BINA48 hasn’t watch the Terminator movies.

Speaking of technology seems there are two major security flaws in microprocessors in most computers.    The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, personal computers and servers running in so-called cloud computer networks.

There is no easy fix for Spectre, which could require redesigning the processors, according to researchers. As for Meltdown, the software patch needed to fix the issue could slow down computers by as much as 30 percent — an ugly situation for people used to fast downloads from their favorite online services.

According to the researchers, the Meltdown flaw affects virtually every microprocessor made by Intel, which makes chips used in more than 90 percent of the computer servers that underpin the internet and private business operations.

Customers of Microsoft, the maker of the Windows operating system, will need to install an update from the company to fix the problem. The worldwide community of coders that oversees the open-source Linux operating system, which runs about 30 percent of computer servers worldwide, has already posted a patch for that operating system. Apple had a partial fix for the problem and is expected to have an additional update.

The software patches could slow the performance of affected machines by 20 to 30 percent, said Andres Freund, an independent software developer who has tested the new Linux code. The researchers who discovered the flaws voiced similar concerns.(source)

And in what can only be called the stupidest thing I have read this week  the latest trend in Silicon Valley is “raw water”  which consists of untreated, unfiltered, spring water.  The type of water that deer and bears unload their colons and bladders into and you can get bacteria and diseases such as cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and giardiasis.  But you can get this wonderful water at a mere $38.49 for 2.5 gallons a bargain at any price. (source)

Lastly Reason TV went to USC and asked : What is Hate Speech?