There’s no rest for the faithful when it comes to the woke orthodoxy.
By Josh Holdenried March 28, 2021 3:19 pm ET
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It’s not only politics. So far this year, religious groups and figures have been silenced by tech companies at a rate of about one a week, according to a new report from the Napa Legal Institute.
Consider LifeSiteNews, a popular religious news website. In February its YouTube channel was permanently banned by Google, which deleted all its videos. Google claimed its action was a response to Covid-19 misinformation but wouldn’t tell LSN which video had offended its standards. The tech giant had flagged LSN for a video of an American Catholic bishop criticizing vaccines developed with fetal cells. The website’s editor in chief said “our best guess is that the channel was taken down for our frank and factual discussion of the controversy around abortion-tainted medicines and vaccines.”
In January, Bishop Kevin Doran, an Irish Catholic, tweeted: “There is dignity in dying. As a priest, I am privileged to witness it often. Assisted suicide, where it is practiced, is not an expression of freedom or dignity.” Twitter removed this message and banned Bishop Doran from posting further. While the company reversed its decision after public opposition, others haven’t been so lucky.
Been quite the week in education. We started with the host briefly discussing a piece in City Journal by Bari Weiss entitled, “The Miseducation of America’s Elites.” Written from a right-leaning perspective the piece examines the invasion of critical race theory into America’s exclusive, private secondary schools and how it is eroding any meaningful meritocracy.
On Friday the host devoted virtually the entire show to urging listeners with children of the proper age to use their stimulus payments from the bill just passed to put their kinds into reasonable, private education like that offered by Catholic or Lutheran schools. The host’s point is a good one because the public school system is moving into the dumper even faster than the elite preps, but more importantly the Dems own-goaled in this stimulus deal by effectively creating vouchers.
On the one hand we can laugh at this latest example of HW’s comical embrace of Radical Chic. But on the other, our kids are being taught terrible values: that hypocrisy and dishonesty are fine so long as you virtue-signal the right fashionable politics. And that those fashionable politics are basically meaningless—they are just for show, a way to make being privileged and wealthy truly guilt-free.