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Sound of Freedom Rocks the Box Office
“God’s children are not for sale.”
Sound of Freedom continues making noise in movie theaters. After its strong July 4 opening, the harrowing drama depicting Tim Ballard’s battle against child sex trafficking finished a strong third at the weekend box office. Only the horror flick Insidious: The Red Door and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny did better. Sound of Freedom made $18 million over the weekend, for a total thus far of $40 million.
Variety admitted the movie is “shaping up to be an unlikely success.”
Star Jim Caviezel’s hope, that the film becomes to child sex trafficking what Uncle Tom’s Cabin did in the fight against slavery, is not farfetched. But Sound of Freedom isn’t just an important movie. It is a good movie. Not a “must see” in the same way you “must eat your vegetables.”
Since it would be very difficult to dismiss the movie on quality grounds, some critics are trying another tactic. Both Rolling Stone and the Washington Post tried tying the film to QAnon. As if what the film is depicts were some wild, out there conspiracy theory, rather than brutal, sickening reality.
“Sound of Freedom,” the low-budget film about child sex trafficking almost topped the box office on July 4.
But its star, Jim Caviezel, has linked it to the QAnon movement. https://t.co/5AFcUBVlYF
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 8, 2023
Post Millennial points out a twisted irony to both Rolling Stone and WaPo harshly judging Sound of Freedom: Both publications were high on the Netflix film Cuties, which “depicts a twerking dance crew made up of little girls” in a highly sexualized manner.
Stopping Child Sex Trafficking: You Can Be the Fuel for the Boat
If you’ve seen Sound of Freedom, chances are you left the theater shaken. Feeling like you need to do something to stop the heinous sex trafficking of children. But what? Most of us won’t be motoring a boat up a river into a hostile jungle to rescue little girls, like in the movie.
But here’s the thing. You may not be riding in the boat. But you can be buying the fuel for that boat! Or the bolt cutters that break away the locks on cages. Or the boots that are kicking down the doors. And you can do that today.
RescueLIFE is a potent mission of our parent organization, LIFE Outreach International. Its missionaries been rescuing, recovering and restoring men, women and children from sex trafficking around the world — and in the United States — for over 15 years. With their partners on the ground, they bring freedom and light to some of the darkest corners of humanity. You can help spread the light.
You doing “something about it” starts with clicking on this link. Please prayerfully consider joining our effort.
Planned Parenthood Targets Minnesota Teens with Gift Cards for “Sex Ed Summer Camp”
Don’t take candy from strangers. Don’t take gift cards from abortion mills that want to groom you for future business. Yes, Planned Parenthood North Central States is trying to entice Minnesota teens to a “sex ed summer camp,” offering gift cards up to $150 to children as young as 13.
The three week camp for 13-to-15 year olds is called S’MORE. (Science-based, medically accurate, open-minded responsible, [sex] education.)
“Campers attend a half-day camp to learn sex ed in a brave, creative, and collaborative environment, and take on a weeklong responsibility to share information with their community,” the website claims.
Looking for youth opportunities in Mankato this summer? Sex Ed Summer Camp is a week long, in-person program from 7/24-7/28 for ages 15-18. Sign up is free, lunch is provided daily, & those who complete the program receive a $150 gift card! Apply by 7/19: https://t.co/BoxbMfBC7M pic.twitter.com/71E2VGgOCf
— Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate (@ppmn) July 7, 2023
A Small Victory in the Fight Against the Sexualization and Mutilation of Children
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday ruled that the new Tennessee law banning sex change therapies and surgeries for minors can go into effect.
A California School District Suspends Kids Five Days for Misgendering a Fellow Student
Two students at Herbert Hoover High School were suspended five days and faced “restorative justice” for misgendering a transgender student. Fox News Digital got hold of an email sent by the school’s recently departed principal.
The Glendale Unified School District insists students aren’t suspended for accidentally using a “wrong” pronoun, but only if the “action escalated to harassment or bullying,” a spokesperson told Fox.
Transgender Wins Miss Universe Netherlands
The newly crowned Miss Universe Netherlands is a biological male. Yes, a transgender took the top prize at the beauty pageant Saturday night. The winner, who goes by Rikkie Valerie Kolle, bested nine women for chance to represent Netherlands at the Miss Universe pageant. Kolle is the first-ever biological man to win the national beauty title.
Kolle declared in a recent Instagram post, “I proudly admit that I wasn’t born as the woman I wanted to be, but I have developed myself into the woman I am.”
The epitome of feminine beauty in the Netherlands can’t even go to a female? The best woman for the job is a male? How is this not a slap to women?
Kolle isn’t the first to make it to the Miss Universe pageant. In 2018, Spain was represented by a biological male Angela Ponce.
In 2022, the Miss Universe pageant was purchased by a transgender businessperson, Anne Jakkapong Jakrajutatip, the CEO of the Thailand-based media company JKN Global Group.
Anglican Archbishop Second-Guesses Jesus: Calls “Our Father” Problematic
Would you second-guess Jesus Christ? Seems the Anglican Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has a problem with the words “Our Father” in the Lord’s Prayer. Why? Because of their “patriarchal association.”
Here’s what he said at the General Synod gathering of leaders of the Church of England.
I know the word ‘father’ is problematic for those whose experience of earthly fathers has been destructive and abusive, and for all of us who have laboured rather too much from an oppressively patriarchal grip on life.
A conservative Anglican, Canon Dr. Chris Sugden took Cottrell on:
Is the archbishop of York saying Jesus was wrong, or that Jesus was not pastorally aware? It seems to be emblematic of the approach of some church leaders to take their cues from culture rather than scripture.
Along The Stream
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Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.