Ryan Anderson worked at the Heritage Foundation and just recently became the new president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a think tank that brings Christian orthodoxy into the public square to help shape conservative and national policy. Anderson is also a noted scholar and three years ago wrote a book called
Cancelled Prime in January; it felt very... liberating.
"Ministry of Truth" in action...
Here is all you need to know about bringing Amazon to its knees when it pulls crap like this:
I’ve always wondered how the extreme outlier beliefs/actions of less than one percent of the population can affect the entire rest of the nation in such a huge way. The flea on the tip of the tail is definitely shaking the dog. Love and support for transgenders and any iteration of them, but why must their beliefs be embraced and celebrated by the rest of America? Amazon is doing it’s part to ensure the dogma is embraced. Maybe we should stop using them? Defund the book banners!
Thanks for making this known even more.
This is called opportunity. Amazon is creating a space where another company (existing or start up) can come in and literally called themselves - all books uncensored. And sell virtually anything. And leave it up to the consumer/reader to decide if the book deserves merit. And that's all comers. The market will dictate if there is a big enough gap or enough people concerned with Amazon's decisions/actions to justify an alternative. As for me - I'm done buying books from Amazon and that's a personal choice.
Personally, I do believe that some people are simply born gay and that should be left to that person. If it is a true sin, then it is their burden to take up with God. Not yours - not mine. With that said, I think Dave Chappelle has it right. He can tell jokes about anybody and any situation, with the exception of the (his words) The Alphabet People.
The church thrives more in times of persecution than in comfort.
Ain't right. But as long as they don't throw us to the lions, I have faith we will get through this.
In John Steinbeck’s great book, East of Eden, published in 1952, he wrote...”Most children abhor difference. They want to look, talk, dress, and act exactly like all of the others. If the style of dress is an absurdity, it is pain and sorrow to a child not to wear that absurdity. If necklaces of pork chops were accepted, it would be a sad child who could not wear pork chops. And this slavishness to the group normally extends into every game, every practice, social or otherwise. It is a protective coloration children utilize for their safety.”
We’ve seen this manifest itself time and again, over clothing, piercings, tattoos, video games, political or social alignments... children like to be popular, they like to “fit in”, be “part of the ‘in crowd’”. If one child decides they are transgender, either due to genuine gender confusion, or merely following a trend on social media, and that child is feted and applauded for their “bravery”...other children will follow suit, either for the attention, or because they’re unhappy in their present state (and puberty is a hard time in anyone’s life), and have a desire to be “someone else”.
LARPing is very popular with young and old alike...it gives people a chance to step out of their life for a moment and “be” someone else.
Males cannot possibly “feel like” they are women (or vice versa), because they can’t know what being a woman actually feels like. They can only “feel like” what their perception of being a woman is...and the idea that all women feel the same way about their gender is absurd.
It’s like people who tell you what their dog is “thinking”...they are projecting, because they can’t possibly know.
An independent book store near me recommended bookshop.org to purchase books.
Amazon is a private business (though traded publicly), so they should be able to do what they want.
But this type of book and thought banning seems to be one step from the mass book burnings in Germany in the 1930's.
I imagine they will prohibit Amazon Smile rewards going to religious/ conservative/Christian that violate their policies. Blessed are those who are persecuted... for they shall find another way to buy and ship things.
So Amazon, seller of 80% of books sold in America, now censors authors they disagree with. Seems like someone wrote a prescient book whose title is most apropos for today:“You Will Be Made to Care.” Last name’s Erickson.
When I first saw that Amazon was censuring speech by banning books that take a viewpoint they don't approve, I went to the online Barnes and Noble store and ordered this very book for my Nook e reader. I had already quit using Amazon and my kindle. I probably can't buy every book that Amazon bans, but I do read a lot and will buy what I can when I can from some other forum. I haven't finished reading the book, but from what I have read it deals with the subject in a professional, courteous manner.