GOP Senator confronts Biden’s transgender pick over minors, Palm Beach County refused to lower flags to honor Rush Limbaugh, One month after arsonists burn 5 Kenyan churches

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One month after arsonists burn 5 Kenyan churches

From January 14th to 24th, arsonists in western Kenya burned a total of five churches and threw human feces on the buildings’ remains to discourage the faithful from attending their ruined churches, reports International Christian Concern.

On Sunday, February 14th, Pastor Charles Mayore at the Worldwide Gospel Church, held their service in a charred, broken building with a gaping hole in the back. Those entering the building sat on borrowed primary school wooden desks or the few plastic chairs that survived the attack.

ICC reports that Pastor Mayore said, “The first two Sundays after the church was burned down, believers were scared about attending worship. Now, we meet every Sunday for usual worship services. Others have not yet resumed worship because we do not have enough chairs. We have been able to replace just ten new chairs against a church membership of 106.”

The Nyangeni Seventh Day Adventist church has been unable to replace all of the items burned inside their office. One elder said, “We lost a lot of office chairs, cabinets, Bibles, hymn books, Christian literature, communion vessels, and tables. We are waiting until Easter to begin raising money to replace these items, one by one.”

Matthew 5:11 says, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”

If you would like to help rebuild these 5 Kenyan churches and to replace some of the burned items, you can give through a special link in our transcript today at

Senator Paul confronts Biden’s transgender pick over minors

At a confirmation hearing on Thursday, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky confronted President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services on the government’s support for so-called “sex-change” treatment and surgery, reports

PAUL: “Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?”

LEVINE: “Well, Senator, thank you for your interest in this question. Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed. And, if I am fortunate enough, to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of Health, I look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”

PAUL: “The specific question was about minors. Let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question. Do you support the government intervening to override the parents’ consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross sex hormones, and or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?

“I’m alarmed that you won’t say, with certainty, that minors should not have the ability to make the decision to take hormones that will affect them for the rest of their life. Will you make a more firm decision on whether or not minors should be involved in these decisions?”

LEVINE: “Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field. And, if confirmed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and to talk with you and your staff about the standards of care and the complexity of this field.”

PAUL: “Let it go into the record that the witness refused to answer the question. The question is a very specific one. Should minors be making these momentous decisions?  For most of the history of medicine, we wouldn’t let you have a cut sewn up in the ER, but you’re willing to let a minor take things that prevent their puberty and you think they get that back?”

To be clear, Dr. Richard Levine himself has taken estrogen for years, has chosen mutilating surgeries, dresses like a woman, and now calls himself Rachel Levine. If Dr. Richard Levine is confirmed, he would become the first transgender person to serve in any president’s cabinet.

Genesis 1:27 could not be more clear. God created them male and female.

GOP Rep. declares: “There are TWO genders: Male & Female.”

In a related story, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia put up a sign at her office which declared, “There are TWO genders: Male & Female. Trust the science,” reports The Stamford Advocate.

In response, Illinois Democrat Congressman Sean Casten called Greene’s poster “sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel” toward parents who have teens who are pretending to be the opposite gender.

Palm Beach County refused to lower flags to honor Rush Limbaugh

And finally, Palm Beach County, Florida defied Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh who died of lung cancer, reports WKMG-TV.

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay posted a statement on Twitter saying, “The lowering of flags should be a unifying gesture during solemn occasions. … Although Rush Limbaugh was a significant public figure, he was also an incredibly divisive one who hurt many people with his words and actions.”

In response, DeSantis said, “It is unfortunate that Palm Beach County would rather engage in petty politics than honor the death of one of their county’s and state’s most prominent residents and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.”

To their credit, the Town of Palm Beach and the State Capitol in Tallahassee flew their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday in honor of Rush as the Governor ordered.

President Donald Trump also lives in Palm Beach at his Mar-a-Lago club and he and Limbaugh had become close friends during his presidency.

Listen to President Trump’s appearance on Hannity’s Fox program as he reflected on Rush’s legacy.

TRUMP: “Radio is big stuff. He was the king. He was a brilliant guy. He could do things that a lot of people couldn’t do. He could just talk for three hours, no phone calls, no anything, just talk. And everybody found it spellbinding. It was something very special to know him.”

Flags are typically lowered to honor prominent government officials, as well as law enforcement officers and members of the military killed in the line of duty. DeSantis said Limbaugh’s stature justified the honor.


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