Reporting isn’t everything, but it is useful in building the story. Here are a few notable facts that have left a deep mark on world culture and society during 2021. Lest we forget, for better or worse.
- In Spain, more than 100 associations in favor of the right to life and the natural family have come together in an alliance.
- France protests against new restrictions on freedom of worship, announced by the government.
- In Greece, the Orthodox Church opposes the closure of religious celebrations which the government desires.
- In Poland, proceedings are underway against the violent men who, in the name of LGBT+ ideology, abused the image of the Black Madonna venerated in the sanctuary of Częstochowa.
- In Latvia some parliamentarians are mobilizing to introduce clear definitions of “marriage” and “family” in the Constitution.
- France, just a few days away from the now certain approval of the new bioethics law, is debating the potential dangers for religious freedom that could be introduced by the bill against extremism, which is pending in parliament.
- The United Nations Population Fund publishes guidelines that promote abortion and LGBT+ ideology.
- In Portugal, leaders of different religions welcome the decision of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to refer the euthanasia law to the Constitutional Court.
- Through a video message, numerous leaders of the pro-life movement on the African continent are asking US President Joe Biden not to promote contraception, abortion and LGBT+ ideology through the federal foreign aid fund.
- In the United Kingdom, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, a government body that supervises schools, reiterates that it is mandatory in all schools of all levels to promote the transgender ideology in the name of “non-discrimination, full integration, and the best interests of children” and, of course, LGBT+ persons.
- In Australia, after the ruling of the Queensland Supreme Court that effectively usurps parental rights and sets a serious precedent, taking away families’ freedom to educate their children in favor of the state power, the State of Victoria approves the total ban on so-called “conversion therapy” for people with gender dysphoria, including its direct or indirect advertising.
- The Parliament of Northern Ireland bans abortion of children with trisomy 21 and non-fatal diseases.
- A document from the Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith clarifies the reasons it is impossible for Catholics to bless LGBT+ unions.
- Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng is a Burmese nun who, portrayed on her knees in front of the military who were threatening a massacre of youth opposing the coup in a snapshot that immediately went viral, convinced some of those same soldiers to pray together and (at least temporarily) suspend the repression.
- In Germany, the churches and presidents of the federal states were right about the draconian measures wanted by Chancellor Angela Merkel that would have prevented Easter celebrations.
- The EU pours millions into the development and support of LGBT+ and pro-abortion organizations linked to philanthropist George Soros.
- The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the spearheads of US progressivism, receives large amounts of funding from donors intent on restricting religious freedom in order to impose gender ideology.
- In the US federal capital of Washington, the Catholic Church, which had denounced both the closure of sacred buildings and the restrictions on the participation of the faithful in ceremonies, wins this battle.
- If the father of “cancel culture” is Stalin, today, thanks to President Vladimir Putin’s signature on a series of constitutional amendments, Russia has formally banned homosexual “marriage”.
- That LGBT+ ideology hurts people is a deep conviction of the 500 most influential feminist women in the USA, who, during an online congress, reiterated the blatant absurdity of transgenderism.
- The list of states in the USA that do not allow transgender males to participate in women’s sports is getting longer.
- Thanks to the example of Robert Hooglan, the father who was imprisoned because he opposed the gender transition of his daughter with courage and determination, several hundred people took to streets across Canada to protest against the increasingly oppressive impositions of gender ideology.
- Three studies show the forgotten tragedy of drugs, which is damaging the psyche of hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions of young people during the pandemic.
- Research published in the scientific journal The Lancet shows how much care for pregnant women and newborns was penalized during the pandemic, even producing increased mortality in those categories. That’s why researchers are calling on governments to step up health care for moms and babies.
- The city of New York plans to recognize polyamorous unions, equating them with the natural family.
- In Japan, the LGBT+ lobby continues to exert strong pressure on parliament to obtain full recognition of same-sex “marriages”.
- Despite pressure from London to impose full liberalization of abortion throughout the United Kingdom, the distribution of abortion pills is suspended in Northern Ireland.
- International public opinion is shocked by the decision of Sweden’s prestigious Karolinksa Institutet to ban the use of puberty blockers in children under 16 because they are too dangerous.
- The President of Malta, George Vella, publicly reaffirms his intention not to sign the law legalizing abortion, saying he is even ready to resign, if necessary.
- Scientific research demonstrates the falsity of the abortionist argument that voluntary termination of pregnancy is necessary for more sensible family planning.
- Further research on the health risks of abortion for women highlights not only the psychological, but also the physical consequences that mothers face.
- A magazine of international reach, The Vogue, accuses parents who bring children into the world of doing “pure environmental vandalism” on the very days when the UK Bureau of Statistics shows that more than 9.5 million children have been aborted in the United Kingdom since the legalization of elective abortion in 1967 – an average of one child killed every three minutes.
- In Australia, in addition to the State of Queensland, South Australia is another state that forces the steps to legalize euthanasia.
- New Zealand Minister of Health David Clark assures the Parliament of the need for physicians to be involved in providing euthanasia on demand.
- The Supreme Court of Spain establishes that Christian-inspired television networks, previously condemned by the government for this reason, can in fact broadcast programs that, on the subject of sexuality, defend the biological nature of the human being.
- In the UK, Simon Fanshawe, one of the founders of Stonewall, the well-known LGBT+ charity, denounces intolerance towards males and females, and threats to lawyers who defend the biological nature of human beings. Thus, English schools become prey to transgender propaganda.
- Lisa Keogh, a law student investigated and sanctioned by Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, for simply stating that women have vaginas and that men are physically stronger, has been acquitted of misconduct charges.
- In the USA, several parent associations are protesting the LGBT+ indoctrination in public schools, and have produced an important document summarizing their concerns.
- In Scotland, LGBT+ propaganda invents the blasphemous “transgender Jesus.” To make students think that transsexuality as normal, in many schools in the UK males are called by female names and vice versa.
- The philanthropic organization Oxfam, and in particular its “LGBT+ rights” promotion sector, publishes a report accusing white feminist women of being the main cause of sexual violence practiced by men.
- European Court of Human Rights agrees with Romania’s LGBT+ associations which complained of discrimination by state laws.
JULY AND AUGUST
- In the United Kingdom, a study by the Marriage Foundation shows how crucial marriage stability is for the future of children.
- In the USA, a report published by the Institute for Family Studies illustrates the positive influence of religion on family relationships and fertility, as well as on limiting cases of domestic violence and infidelity.
- For The Atlantic magazine, the birth rate can be brought back up by supporting parents financially and giving them more flexibility in their work schedules.
- South Africa. Thanks to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling is becoming increasingly popular, and with a positive effect: a mother tells of the exceptional results obtained by her daughter who will enroll in university even though she is not yet 17.
- For the European Court of Justice, the judgment of unconstitutionality of eugenic abortion pronounced by the Polish Constitutional Court violates 12 EU “values” and regulations.
- The UK government authorizes the sale of “morning-after” abortion pills in public and private pharmacies.
- In Zimbabwe, there is growing pressure from multinational abortion companies for parliament and government to decriminalize and liberalize elective abortion and contraception.
- In France, 50 professionals and researchers in the field of childhood publish an open letter against propaganda favoring “gender self-determination” by children.
- In the United Kingdom, the Christian Concern organization publishes a “guide” for parents who wish to exempt their children from sex education classes at school.
- In Wales, a school temporarily withdraws a “transgender guide” after teachers called a student by a female name without informing his parents.
- In the USA hundreds of associations of families and parents are protesting against the decisions of the White House to launch an investigation against fathers and mothers who oppose gender indoctrination in schools.
- In Kenya, the authorities prohibit the screening of I Am Samuel, a film favoring the LGBT+ ideology, as it is in contrast with the national Constitution which promotes the natural family.
- In London, the police “rainbow patrols” are born: they ride in cars painted in rainbow colors and deal with so-called “hate crimes”. But, as it turns out, the supposed alert for violence against LGBT+ people is actually a creation of the police themselves.
- In the USA, the “back-to-school” video sent by the government to students promotes and defends LGBT+ ideology.
- The Constitutional Court of Colombia declares legitimate marriages and cohabitations between boys and girls aged 14 and adults in the absence of consent from the parents of the minors.
- Two former presidents of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland, are among the doctors calling on the government to reinstate a ban on chemical home abortion and to stop remote abortion consultations, as part of abortion liberalization.
- In the USA, 12 states are suing the Biden Administration for its pro-abortion policies. According to research by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the number of abortions performed in Texas clinics dropped by about 50% in September: this is the outcome of the life-saving law, which went into effect on the first day of the month.
- The Congress of El Salvador confirms a total ban on abortion.
- Belgium is the first European country to fund abortion for Polish women who have been banned from terminating their pregnancies for eugenic reasons by the Constitutional Court in Warsaw.
- Pro-abortion organizations around the world are attempting to use the COP26 Environmental Conference to include and promote contraception and elective abortion.
- In the report submitted to the UN General Assembly, the Independent Expert on Non-Discrimination calls for the criminalization of religious leaders, associations and anyone else in the world who publicly criticizes the tenets of LGBT+ ideology and abortion.
- The British government says the new freedom of expression law to protect university lecturers will also contain a “Stock Amendment”, named after Professor Kathleen Stock, who was censured and threatened at the University of Sussex in Brighton for opposing transgender ideology.
- Hungarian Constitutional Court approves questions for the referendum where citizens will express their opinion on teaching LGBT+ issues to minors in school even without parental consent. The referendum, proposed by the government, will be held in the spring.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the assembly of the Valdai Club, a think-tank in Sochi, against the ideology of gender and LGBT+ “rights”, dominant in Western countries. The Russian Orthodox Church will never give the license of marriage to same-sex cohabitation.
- India’s Justice Minister opposes the recognition of same-sex “marriages” pending before the Supreme Court.
- In Spain, the international director of 40 Days for Life is protesting against a bill, proposed by the Socialist Party, that aims to ban prayer in front of abortion clinics.
- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe documents the sharp increase in 2020 in the number of hate crimes against Christians in Europe.
- The Electoral Tribunal of Mexico prohibits the political-electoral ads against the adoption of children by homosexual couples and against abortion, created by the Party of Solidarity Meeting because they contain “statements and images of an offensive and/or denigrating nature”.
- The UK Supreme Court rejects the proposal to introduce passports that contemplate a third, “neutral” sex designation: in fact, the Court said this would undermine a legal system built on a clear distinction between males and females.
- In the USA, a coalition of more than 2,000 Orthodox rabbis is calling for universities to drop programs on “diversity, equity and inclusion” because they promote anti-Semitism.
- Parents in the USA are concerned about what is being taught in schools, according to a survey conducted by Free to Learn, an organization fighting for the right to education.
- In Australia, parliamentary debate begins on the proposed Anti-Discrimination on Religious Grounds Act, which, if passed, would allow religious organizations not to hire staff who proclaim to be supportive of LGBT+ ideology.
- Church and faith community leaders are writing to the US Federal Senate expressing concern about the Build Back Better Act, which could exclude faith-based organizations from welfare and education services.
- The Norwegian postal service releases a Christmas commercial in which a gay Santa kisses a man named Harry.
- In the United Kingdom, civil service unions remove the word “Christmas” from a government campaign urging citizens to vaccinate against COVID-19.
- The honorary ambassador of the European Parliament is photographed in the guise of a transgender Madonna.
- In the USA, the multinationals of commerce, Target, Gap and Walgreens, are among the 13 companies included in the “Naughty List” of those who censor the Christian Christmas.