Study—Printed Books are better than ebooks for learning;
Study finds paper more beneficial than screens
January-February 2020 – Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, has released a study concerning the effects of reading and studying on paper as compared to studying on electronic devices or screens.
The study found evidence that reading from paper is much more beneficial than reading from a screen. The report states “…the digital disadvantage during elementary school was found to be two-thirds of the yearly increase in reading comprehension, meaning that students potentially only progressed one-third as much as they would have done had they been reading on paper instead of on a screen.” Additionally, the report found that even for younger generations, reading printed texts is still advantageous. Intergraf concluded that “young people who have grown up in the age of digitalization still read better on paper.”
intergraf.eu, 9/19/19, 9/26/19; freeportpress.com, 10/25/19
Kanye West’s Christian conversion sparks free Bibles
Kanye West’s Christian conversion sparks distribution of free Bibles
January-February 2020 – On October 30, the American Bible Society announced in response to the conversion and newfound Christian message of Kanye West former secular rapper, that it would send up to 1,000 free Bibles to anyone in the country who wanted to know more about Jesus Christ. The ministry soon had to increase its offer after receiving more than 6,000 requests for Bibles all around the world. The American Bible Society continued sending out free Bibles until late November.
“Our hope,” said John Farquhar Plake, the director of ministry intelligence at the American Bible Society, “is that these Bibles will allow Kanye fans to get to know the extraordinary person of Jesus, who inspires not just musicians, but millions of believers around the world.”
AG Barr Notre Dame Speech: assault on religious freedom is ‘organized destruction’
William Barr, Attorney General
January-February 2020 – Last October, Attorney General William Barr told an audience of Notre Dame law students the attack against U.S. religious freedoms “is not decay. It is organized destruction.”
Barr said progressives and friends in media, pop culture, academia, politics, and entertainment have an alliance to unleash “an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.”
Washington Times writer Charles Hurt reported that the media responded to Barr’s speech by “squealing like a herd of mad swine racing for the lake.”
Hurt spotlighted more of the left’s ludicrous cultural stands: “The smorgasbord of gender options inspires snorts of laughter among serious people … [and] the infidels who are running higher education today … are, after all, the ones destroying America by poisoning the minds of children.”
He urged anyone who has not watched or heard the AG’s address to Google it – and pay attention to Barr’s warnings.
Here is Wm Barr’s important speech at Notre Dame in full, in 3 parts— well worth reading!
Religious Freedom 1: Judeo-Christian view of Human Nature understood by Founding Fathers
Religious Freedom 2: Progressive Politics, Destruction of Culture are Consequences of Rejecting God
Religious Freedom 3: Time for Push Back, Defending Religious Freedom vs. Secularism Attacks
Texas—protect children from puberty blockers
Texas lawmakers push to protect children from puberty blockers
January-February 2020 – Dr. Anne Georgulas, a Texas pediatrician, reportedly diagnosed her seven-year-old son with gender dysphoria, assigned him the name “Luna,” enrolled him in kindergarten as a transgender girl, and planned to place him on puberty blockers against the will of his father.
After a jury decided against the father’s participation in decision-making, Family District Court Judge Kim Cooks overruled and awarded joint managing conservatorship on October 24. Less than two weeks later, the boy attended school for the first time dressed in boy’s attire.
The father, Jeffrey Younger, had argued in court that his son chose to wear boy’s clothes and use his legal name when not in his mother’s presence.
The story sparked national controversy, including an AFA sponsored petition in support of the father’s rights.
Research conducted by endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw of the Heritage Foundation revealed that children as young as eight are sometimes given opposite sex hormones.
Texas lawmakers are considering legislation that would qualify attempts to gender “transition” minors as child abuse. According to Rep. Steve Toth (R-TX), “upwards of 500 minors are being transitioned in Texas. We didn’t protect these children in the 86th [legislative session]. The wrath of Texans will be heard in the 87th.”
christianpost.com, 4/2/19; afa.net, 10/25/19;