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Michael Harrington

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Twitter lowers the boom again

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 9:19 am

Twitter lowers the boom again

VERBATIM: The popular social media site has already banned people and organizations for denying that a person can change their gender. Now Twitter is threatening to permanently block Life News because it posted a picture of an aborted baby. The platform says Life News “violated our rules against posting media depicting gratuitous gore”. Pro-lifers say that’s exactly the point — that abortion is both gory and grauitous and America should face those facts. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A popular ministry calls for resistance

Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 8:26 am

A popular ministry calls for resistance

VERBATIM: President Biden and his administration have made no bones about the fact that the support transgenderism, calling it the “great civil rights issue of our time”. The American Family Association wants to know where the pushback is. The AFA website wonders “Why aren’t senators and representatives publicly opposing Biden’s radical and dangerous agenda?” The ministry is urging Americans to contact their lawmakers and urge them to speak out. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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A measure of persecution in India

Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 3:05 pm

A measure of persecution in India

VERBATIM: The Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America says it has documented 761 incidents of violence against Christians all across India last year. The Federation is urging the Biden administration and governments around the globe to impose sanctions on India. Ever since a Hindu nationalist party won national elections in 2014, violent persecution of Christians has increased sharply — let primarily by local Hindus. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Disney might have a problem

Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 10:19 am

Disney might have a problem

VERBATIM: A new poll from the Trafalgar Group finds that 68% of Americans say they are LESS likely to do business with the giant entertainment company, now that they know Disney is committed to pushing the LGBT agenda on children. Only 9% of respondents say they are MORE likely. Even amongst Democrats, 48% say they are LESS likely to do business with Disney versus 14% on the MORE side. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Hollywood is cutting offensive content from some of its films

Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 9:23 am

Hollywood is cutting offensive content from some of its films

VERBATIM: Not for American audiences — for the Chinese. It seems that the Communist Party doesn’t like depictions of homosexuality in the movies they admit from the U.S. and so the big studios are carefully cutting all that out so as not to offend — something they resolutely refuse to do for the tens-of-millions of people in THIS country who ALSO have a problem with LGBT content. Hollywood is increasingly depended on China’s huge market to stay afloat. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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How do you read the Bible?

Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 10:38 am

How do you read the Bible?

VERBATIM: If you are like the vast majority of Americans, when you take up the scriptures you do it the old fashioned way: in print. A new study from the American Bible Society finds that despite the many wondrous digital way of consuming the Bible, most people prefer to just read it via ink on paper. Even amongst Generation Z — America’s teens and 20-somethings, 46% read the Bible in print, versus 34% who use an smartphone app. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A Florida lawmaker takes on transgenderism

Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 9:21 am

A Florida lawmaker takes on transgenderism

VERBATIM: Republican Representative Randy Fine says he wants to make it a felony for anybody to give puberty-blocking drugs to a child in order to help that child live as the opposite sex. Writing on Facebook Fine says “If an adult wants to self-mutilate their body in pursuit of the fiction that they can defy both God and science, more power to them. But no child should be put in the position of making fundamentally life-altering decisions before they are of the age of majority.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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A call to boycott a Disney movie

Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 10:22 am

A call to boycott a Disney movie

VERBATIM: If a leading Christian ministry had called for Americans to shun one of his cartoons at any time last century, Walt Disney would have been thunderstruck. But Walt’s gone and his company has changed. The American Family Association is urging a boycott of the upcoming children’s movie “Lightyear”, which includes a pair of lesbian characters who kiss on-screen. The AFA says “Tell Disney you’re not buying what they are selling.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Americans ponder the source of morality

Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 9:27 am

Americans ponder the source of morality

VERBATIM: Specifically, does a person have to be RELIGIOUS in order to live a moral life. Only about one-third of respondents to a Marist/Deseret News poll said YES — the other two-thirds do NOT believe religion is a requirement for morality. Amongst Christians, the numbers were a little different, but still only 45% of them think a moral life cannot be lived by some one who rejects faith. As you might expect, the vast majority of non-practicing Americans say religion is NOT required. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Most Americans support Florida’s new parental rights law

Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 10:01 am

Most Americans support Florida’s new parental rights law

VERBATIM: President Biden, members of the mainstream media and a legion of LGBT activists have created a firestorm over the legislation, which bars Florida public schools from introducing transgenderism and other sexual topics to children in grades K-through-3. But a new poll from Public Opinion Strategies finds that 61% of Americans APPROVE of the law, along with strong majorities of parents, Republicans and even 53% of Biden voters. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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The American Family Association sounds an alarm

Sun, Apr 3, 2022 at 12:15 pm

The American Family Association sounds an alarm

VERBATIM: The ministry is calling attention to several recent polls that indicate church attendance is down and more than one-third of the country’s teens and young adults now identify as NON-religious. AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano says America will suffer, adding “Too many churches refuse to exhort their members to be salt and light in our decaying and dark culture. Religious liberty can be lost. Such tragedies aren’t always something that happens on the other side of the world.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A school nurse has lost her job in Connecticut

Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 9:07 am

A school nurse has lost her job in Connecticut

VERBATIM: Kathleen Cataford was fired after revealing on Facebook that “I have an 11yo female student on puberty blockers and a dozen identifying as non-binary, all but two keeping this as a secret from their parents with the help of teachers.” Cataford says she wanted to warn parents at Richard J Kinsella Magnet School in Hartford about what is being taught and its effect on children. Her Facebook post hast been catagorized as transphobic. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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President Biden is taking new actions to promote transgenderism

Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

President Biden is taking new actions to promote transgenderism

VERBATIM: Mr. Biden says there will be an X gender marker option on passport applications beginning April 11th and new Transportation Security Administration scanners that are “gender-neutral”. Visitors to the White House will also be able to select an X gender marker option in the White House Worker and Visitor Entry System, which is used to conduct screening background checks for visitors to the executive mansion. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Disney goes all-in on the LGBT agenda

Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 9:56 am

Disney goes all-in on the LGBT agenda

VERBATIM: Enraged by a new Florida law that bars schools from introducing children to transgenderism before the age of 10, top executives of the entertainment giant are vowing to increase the LGBT content of their movies. In a video leaked to Twitter by investigative journalist Chris Rufo, Disney corporate president Karey Burke says she’d like to see HALF of the characters in future Disney cartoons be LGBT or a member or a racial minority. There are also plans to “de-gender” the theme parks. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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America’s youngest adults are increasingly homosexual

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 10:06 am

America’s youngest adults are increasingly homosexual

VERBATIM: Generation Z are people born in the last 25 years and a Gallup poll reveals that 21% of them identify as LGBT. That’s a LOT more than the 11% of Millennials, 4% of Gen-X, 3% of Baby Boomers and 1% of Senior Citizens who say they are homosexual. Experts aren’t sure what’s going on, but many suspect that the embrace of all things LGBT by mainstream entertainment, journalism and the education establishment is influencing young people. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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NBC goes all-in on transgenderism

Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:22 am

NBC goes all-in on transgenderism

VERBATIM: The network has presented an opinion piece by Purdue University’s Dr. Cheryl Cooky in which she states that the recent victories by a man at the NCAA women swimming championships should be celebrated by “Anyone who cares about the advancement of sports, and women’s sports in particular.” Dr. Cooky goes on to make the remarkable statement that a man competing against women is comparable to Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction

Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 9:31 am

Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction

VERBATIM: A poll released by Marist University and the Deseret News reveals that 72% of respondents think our moral compass is broken. 74% of Christians say so as well as 69% of people who decribe themselves as non-religious. 90% of Republicans say America’s moral compass is off, along with 77% of Independents and 51% of Democrats. And where do respondents turn for moral guidance? Not the church. Most say family or the law. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Florida couple pleads guilty to stealing nearly $900k in COVID-19 relief funds

Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 11:25 am

A Florida couple has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 in COVID-19 relief funds

VERBATIM:

Court records show Amber Bruey pleaded guilty in Fort Myers federal court to multiple fraud charges. Her husband, Anthony Bruey, pleaded guilty to the same charges last month. According to court documents, the Brueys conspired to submit a total of 26 fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications to the Small Business Administration, as well as approved lenders and loan processing companies, between April 2020 and June 2020.

 

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Americans sound off on religion

Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 7:28 am

Americans sound off on religion

VERBATIM: A new IPSOS-Episcopal church poll reveals that only about 40% of respondents believe that faith makes the nation stronger — but then again, less than 10% say it makes us weaker — meaning about half the population just doesn’t feel very strongly about the issue at all. Did religion have anything to do with last year’s riot at the Capitol? About two-thirds of Americans say NO it did NOT. 11% think it did. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Christians in India are concerned

Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 10:57 am

Christians in India are concerned

VERBATIM: The Hindu nationalist BJP party has won elections in four out of five Indian states this month, indicating its power is undiminished after eight years in office. The problem is, ever since the BJP took over in 2014, persecution of Christians in India has soared. While the government says it supports religious freedom for all, local Hindus seem bent on driving all Christians out of the country or forcing them to convert. There were hundreds of attacks on believers in 2021. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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That big United Methodist split won’t be happening this year after all

Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 9:28 am

That big United Methodist split won’t be happening this year after all

VERBATIM: It was supposed to happen in 2020 — a General Conference that would execute an amicable split of the denomination after years of fighting between liberals and conservatives over homosexual issues. But of course the pandemic arrived that year and the meeting was cancled. In 2021 the UMC still felt it was unsafe to gather and so kicked the can down the road again. NOW, officials have decided its STILL not safe in 2022, pushing the Conference off to 2024. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A Texas church has developed a unique outreach

Sun, Mar 6, 2022 at 12:33 pm

A Texas church has developed a unique outreach

VERBATIM: The prom is a big deal for high school kids — especially the girls. But many who live in the Plano area can’t afford a dress. St. Andrew United Methodist Church has solved that problem with its annual Prom Closet event, where nearly 800 young ladies picked dresses from a group of 4,000. This is the 13th year that the church has provided the service and girls from all over the state participated, as did some from Arkansas and Oklahoma. Jewelry, shoes and purses were provided too. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Another congregation quits the UMC

Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 8:30 am

Another congregation quits the UMC

VERBATIM: Frazer United Methodist Church, in Montgomery, Alabama has voted to leave the denomination. The Christian Post reports that the congregation will soon join the more conservative Free Methodist Church. The UMC itself is expected to carry out an amicable split at its General Assembly meeting this summer. Issues of same-sex marriage and homosexual ordination have roiled the denomination for years and prompted many congregations to leave. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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President Biden gives shout-out to transgender community

Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 9:32 am

President Biden gives a shout-out to the transgender community

VERBATIM: In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Mr. Biden took time to reaffirm his support for young people who are living as the opposite gender. The president said “I’ll always have your back as your president so you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential.” He also decried new laws in several states that bar males from competing against females in school sports. Mr. Biden has supported the LGBT agenda for years, but he seems particularly focused on advancing transgenderism. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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