Join us Wednesday at 3 New York time: What’s Next for America? – a Sheen Center for Thought and Culture/National Review Institute event with Gloria Purvis and Louis Brown
1. Federal judge blocks COVID-19 restrictions on New York religious services
Thank you, again, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty!
— María Montserrat Alvarado (@Mmontsealvarado) June 26, 2020
Once you come to understand that rage begets rage and love begets love, and you find yourself in an environment where those around you are filled with rage, understand that it is your moral obligation to preach love.
— Chloé S. Valdary 📚 (@cvaldary) June 25, 2020
4. ‘I honestly think racism is demonic’: Despite critics, EWTN’s Purvis not afraid to call out injustice
At some point, someone made a deliberate decision to enact policies that on their face may not have explicitly said, “We’re going to harm this community,” but their intention was to do so, and the way these laws and practices are followed has most definitely led to that.
5. Noah Rothman: Does Tim Scott’s Pain Matter?
The woman often would arrive 4-5 months before her due date and live in a house Petersen owned or rented.
Petersen would pay the woman about $1,000 a month, minus rent and utilities.
He then charged American families about $40,000 to carry out their adoptions. https://t.co/hT8opIBGTg
— Karen Swallow Prior (Notorious KSP) (@KSPrior) June 26, 2020
7. I am part of the system that killed Cornelius Frederick. Here’s how we change it.
8. Lela Gilbert: The Threat of Genocide Darkens the Future for Nigeria’s Christians
…there is mounting evidence that the present government of Nigeria is somehow complicit in the Islamist groups’ assaults. While tens of thousands of Nigeria’s Christians have been killed in recent decades, countless more have been mercilessly raped, maimed, disfigured, and disabled. And the displaced are innumerable.
9. Send special envoy to protect Nigerian Christians says former congressman Frank Wolf
10. Paul Marshall: Turkey Is Moving Toward A Neo-Ottoman Regime With Calls To Convert Hagia Sophia
✍🏻 ‘For years, I assumed the progressive position on #assistedsuicide was clear. But when I became involved in activism regarding #disabilityrights and justice several years after becoming disabled myself, I learned more about the issue and ended up changing my mind.’ https://t.co/gNrAaHZJzz
— Care Not Killing (@CNKAlliance) June 26, 2020
12. Churches in six states damaged by violent protests
13. Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the WSJ: America Doesn’t Need a New Revolution
We have barely four months to figure this out in the old American way. To figure out how to contain Covid-19, which we haven’t yet done, because—I dare to say it—old lives matter, too, and it is old people as well as minorities whom this disease disproportionately kills. To figure out how to reduce violence, because the police wouldn’t use guns so often if criminals didn’t carry them so often. Perhaps most pressing of all, to figure out how to hold an election in November that isn’t marred by procedural problems, allegations of abuse and postelection tumult.
Who knows? Maybe there’s even time for the candidates to debate the challenges we confront—not with outrage, but with the kind of critical thinking we Americans were once famous for, which takes self-criticism as the first step toward finding solutions.
14. Our old friend (formerly of these parts) Katrina Trinko: Is This the Stupidest Time in America’s History?
15. DC Mayor being sensible, unlike, say, Andrew Cuomo, on statues: “We need to have a reasonable conversation… not have a mob decide that they want to pull it down”
16. Lift the national security waiver on Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan’s government is suspicious of any independent religious activity and maintains a large surveillance apparatus that monitors believers at home and abroad. Citizens who appear to be overtly religious are considered extremists by the authorities. Even Islam, the majority religion, is highly regulated.
Grim anniversary today: 5 years ago, Jihadists (mostly #ISIS) carried out attacks in France, Kuwait, Syria, Somalia, and Tunisia. Targets included a Shia mosque, European tourists, and – the largest number – Kurdish civilians in #Kobani. Overall almost 750 dead and wounded. pic.twitter.com/1jGNRg7gF1
— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) June 26, 2020
18. Peggy Noonan today
19. Politico: Why Biden Is Rejecting Black Lives Matters’ Boldest Proposals
Activists have pointed out that over the past month, as thousands took to the streets in hundreds of cities, Biden’s policy platforms on criminal justice and policing have not changed on his website. In a letter to Biden’s campaign last week, more than 50 progressive groups criticized his response to the mass protests, calling on him to incorporate policies crafted by the Movement for Black Lives.
In the afternoon of June 26, 2015, @BarackObama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church. President Obama began to speak of grace. Then he sang. Go behind the scenes of this moment in part two of our series. pic.twitter.com/VV0RTrmVzv
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) June 26, 2020
21. The Wall Street Journal: Nearly a Third of Pilots in Pakistan Have Fraudulent Licenses, Government Says
22. Fort Worth Couple Married 53 Years Dies Of Coronavirus Less Than An Hour Apart, Holding Hands
23. Good Morning America: Pediatrician now a mom after adopting 10-year-old patient and his younger sister
24. St. Louis Catholics gather nightly in Forest Park to pray for statue to stay
So the Hallelujah Chorus just came up on shuffle on my playlist and you know, it doesn’t have to be just for Christmas.
King of Kings. And Lord of Lords. Hallelujah. https://t.co/KXLsBgeFQV
— Charmaine (@CharmaineYoest) June 26, 2020