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LGBT Indoctrination In Canadian Schools

OneNewsNow.com, 10/24/16, “Canadian judge affirms LGBT indoctrination in schools” [Excerpts]: A judge in the province of Ontario, Canada, recently upheld a decision that forces LGBT indoctrination in the regions’ schools—a ruling against a father seeking to protect his two children.

Critics contend that the controversial decision is a major blow to parental rights, as school officials are now deemed to decide what is—or is not—appropriate for students within public school gates. The father who lost the case discovered to his dismay that the school is not required to notify him when its staff discusses the controversial topics of sexuality and human reproduction.

“Steve Tourloukis took the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) to court after it refused to give him advance notice when his children would be exposed in the classroom to sensitive subjects, such as homosexuality and abortion” [it was reported.] “He wanted advance notice so he could decide whether or not to pull his kids from lessons he found objectionable, according to his Greek Orthodox faith.”

[Justice Robert Reid] concluded the board’s refusal to grant Tourloukis religious accommodation, including giving him advance notice, was “reasonable,” given the board’s statutory obligations....Reid noted that the ETFO and the Wynne government also supported the position maintained by the board. “[Having Tourloukis’ children leave class would] be contrary to the values of inclusion and well-being, and could lead to feelings of exclusion or marginalization by students,” Reid wrote.

(https://goo.gl/W5VHgk)

Israelis Harvest Water From The Air

NoCamels.com, 9/1/16, “Out Of Thin Air: Israeli Scientists Harvest Drinking Water From Air” [Excerpts]:  Water shortage is a pressing issue worldwide: According to the UN, 1.2 billion people (almost one-fifth of the world’s population) live in areas where water is scarce, and another 500 million people are nearing this situation. It’s no wonder, then, that the world is seeking to produce and conserve water—both for drinking and for agriculture—especially during droughts.

If only we could find a way to produce water out of thin air. Fortunately, Israeli researchers say we can.

Scientists at The Technion—Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, have proposed an innovative system for harvesting safe drinking water from air.

Atmosphere contains water vapor in amounts comparable to all the surface and underground water on the planet. But current machines that collect water from the atmospheric reservoir have major limitations. They use electrical refrigeration to cool the air and condense the vapor and that consumes a lot of energy.

Capturing atmospheric moisture is not a new invention in itself [however], the new device...requires less energy to produce high-quality water from air compared to existing systems, according to the report in American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology.

The new Israeli system uses a liquid desiccant, a substance that promotes drying, to first separate the water vapor from air and then cool only the vapor. Their calculations show that this approach would result in 20 to 65 percent energy savings over the standard system.

(https://goo.gl/96Adg4)

Mich. Town Pulls Plug On Christian School

OneNewsNow.com, 11/27/16, “Michigan town pulls plug on Christian school” [Excerpts]: A Christian school looking to relocate in Michigan to a more affordable and spacious facility was blocked by the Genoa Town Council—even though the entire community, including the township’s experts, supported the move.

Fighting a tight budget, Livingston Christian School (LCS) was slated to move into a local facility at Brighton Church of the Nazarene, but then the town council unexpectedly rejected the application—a move that can make the religious outreach close its doors for good.

In a last-ditch effort to keep the school afloat, a lawsuit is now moving forward in the 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals. Representing the school in the case, First Liberty argues that the township’s rejection violates federal law because it could make the academic institution cease to exist.

(https://goo.gl/Qjwwdy)

Original Feature Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
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