Punish Stores For “Girl” Aisle
OneNewsNow.com, 3/4/20, “Newest bill from CA lawmaker: Punish stores for ‘girl’ aisle” [Excerpts]: AB 2826 was introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low whose bill would require “gender-neutral” floor spaces or face a $1,000 fine.
If passed into law, Low’s bill would affect children’s clothing, toys, and childcare items in the state’s large, retail chain stores, The Sacramento Bee reported.
According to the newspaper, Low’s “inspiration” came from the child of a staffer, a girl, who said she didn’t like how boys and girls sections are separated..
Low, who is openly homosexual, is no stranger to creating controversy even in the famously liberal state. The politician made headlines in 2018 when his anti-conversion bill, AB 2943, was pulled over its language about consumer fraud.
Critics pointed out its broad wording would allow the State of California to ban anti-gay books, even the Bible itself, a claim dismissed by Low and other supporters despite the language in the bill itself.
“We have learned on LGBTQ matters what is exempted is not exempted for long and what is not exempted has no exemption,” Dr. Robert Gagnon, a seminary professor, wrote about AB 2943 at the time. “If you haven’t figured this out by now, you haven’t been paying attention.”
After the bill was yanked, Low wasn’t done pushing his pro-LGBT agenda: Next came a 2019 resolution declaring that being homosexual is “not a disease,” and it blamed faith-based counselors for the suicide epidemic among homosexuals, lesbians, and transgenders.
Neanderthal DNA Muddles Evolutionary Story
ICR.com, 3/10/20, “Neanderthal DNA Muddles Evolutionary Story” [Excerpts]: Neanderthals are classified by evolutionists as archaic humans given that both their DNA and bones are essentially human. Yet, new stories constantly hit the headlines with the supposedly shocking news that anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals were found to have interbred once again. Recently, another such story appeared in the journal Genetics. Why is this type of news so exciting, yet also so confusing to evolutionists?
In the human evolution story, many scientists claim that anatomically modern humans did not evolve and migrate out of Africa until about 100,000 to 200,000 years [ago]. The problem with this idea is that humans with so-called “archaic features” have left their fossil remains all over the world with supposed evolutionary age dates well over 200,000 years. In a current study making headlines, researchers found that modern human Eurasian populations (which have had their DNA analyzed) can trace some of their genetic material back to two different Neanderthal individuals whose DNA was extracted from fossils and sequenced.1 One Neanderthal was discovered in a cave in Croatia and the other was discovered in the Altai mountains in Russia. The lead researcher was interviewed and said, “It’s not a single introgression of genetic material from Neanderthals,” and “It’s just this spider web of interactions that happen over and over again.” The fact that so-called “archaic humans” and modern humans were constantly interbreeding doesn’t help develop a coherent and tidy evolutionary story that already has lots of other problems.
Bethel Cancels Healing Hospital Visits
SacBee.com, 3/10/20, “California mega-church cancels its ‘faith healing’ hospital visits, citing coronavirus” [Excerpts]: A prominent Northern California mega-church whose members believe their prayers heal the sick and raise the dead is advising the faithful to wash their hands, urging those who feel sick to stay home, canceling missionary trips and advising its faith healers to stay away from local hospitals.
Bethel Church leaders say they’re in close contact with local health officials, but they’re not yet canceling services for the 6,300 people who attend services each week in Redding, one of the largest regular gatherings in far Northern California.
“[We] are actively encouraging health practices and precautions to our whole community,” [said] Aaron Tesauro, a church spokesman,. “We believe that wisdom, modern medicine, and faith are meant to work together, and express the value for each in the pursuit of continued health and healing.”