“If They Persecuted Me, They Will Persecute You Also”

"If They Persecuted Me, They Will Persecute You Also"

On Feb. 16 at Restoration House in Venezuela hooded men stabbed four Christian men. Attacked because of their faith, the four suffered serious injuries and were forced to eat pages from their Bible. The attack concluded with the four having Xs etched into their backs.

Restoration House is a church-led drug rehabilitation program but, “In Latin America,” Open Doors reports, “the illegal activities of drug gangs are endangered by churches who deter people from criminality. This can lead to opposition against Christians and may explain this latest incident in Venezuela.”

Jesus said, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also” (John 15:20).

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. (Isaiah 60:1-2 )

May it be so.

What You Do and Say Offline Can Get You Banned From Websites and Apps

What You Do and Say Offline Can Get You Banned From Websites and Apps

Amazon has hired a law firm to conduct investigations into users’ conduct on Twitch and elsewhere. How companies reconcile user activities on sites other than their is often only described vaguely in their rules.

This isn’t content moderation, this is conduct moderation,” said Corynne McSherry, legal director at the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, who said she was concerned about platforms that struggle to effectively moderate content on their own sites extending their reach.

“Our team is looking across the web at a number of different platforms and channels where we know that our creators have a presence…to understand as best as possible the activities that they’re engaging in there,” said Laurent Crenshaw, policy head at Patreon, a site where fans pay subscriptions for creators’ content.

Big Tech is watching.

At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful. Every success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue directly from his leadership and inspiration. – George Orwell, 1984

U. S. Government Considering Nationalizing Covid-19 Vaccines

U. S. Government Considering Nationalizing Covid-19 Vaccines

The White House is considering waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines in order to maximize global production and supply.

“There are a lot of different ways to do that. Right now, that’s one of the ways,” said Rene Psaki, White House press secretary.