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California fires rage on

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/03/20, 05:32 pm

Fire officials blame a malfunctioning diesel vehicle for starting a wildfire east of Los Angeles that has consumed more than 42 square miles of brush and timber since Friday evening. As of Monday night, the Apple Fire was only 7 percent contained. Officials issued evacuation orders and advisories for about 2,500 homes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. In Northern California, a wildfire that started on Sunday spread quickly, burning several homes in Colusa County.

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California bans singing in worship

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/04/20, 01:37 pm

Golden State churches already have to keep their Sunday morning attendance to 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower. Now they can’t sing or chant. In new coronavirus guidelines issued last week, the California Department of Public Health noted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that singing can spread germs as widely as coughing or sneezing. The public health order, which applies to indoor worship, also requires churches to make masks available to those who show up without them.

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Tech companies silence pro-child voices

Family | YouTube, Amazon don’t want to hear critiques of transgender ideology
by Mary Jackson
Posted 6/26/20, 04:58 pm

Online transgender gurus get millions of views online with peppy videos instructing curious teens on cross-sex hormones and sex-change surgeries. But YouTube recently blocked a video featuring ex-transgender writer and speaker Walt Heyer cautioning against talking children into those experimental and irreversible procedures. The streaming video site marked the three-hour video as “hate speech.”

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