A glance at some of last week’s noteworthy news and Leftist lunacy. Apologies for the lateness of this post — it was scheduled to publish Sunday evening but due to a technical glitch it never went up.
Anglican Church Seeks Transgender Priests in ‘Diversity Drive’
King Henry’s heretics continue their descent into extreme farce. It was reported on Wednesday that “bishops” in the “Church” of England have initiated a recruitment drive designed to increase the number of the sexually degenerate and mentally ill in church leadership positions.
The Diocese of Lichfield released a letter titled “Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people,” which asserts that “nobody should be told that their sexual or gender identity in itself makes them an unsuitable candidate for leadership in the Church,” and that such individuals should “feel encouraged to serve on PCCs, or as churchwardens and worship leaders, for instance, and are supported in exploring vocations to licensed lay and ordained ministries.”
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Starbucks Forces Employees to Undergo Hours of Cultural Marxist Reeducation
The burnt, bitter swill-merchant known as Starbucks shuttered its 8,000 horrendously overpriced stores on Tuesday in order to subject its workforce to between 3 and 4 hours of anti-bias and racial sensitivity training. By one estimate the move cost the company at least $12 million in lost profits.
The corporate kings of virtue-signaling decided to implement the costly publicity stunt in response to an April incident in which a Starbucks manager called the police on two black men who were loitering in the establishment. Of course, in a sane and civilized society there would be nothing remotely controversial about about a business manager exercising his proprietorial rights and removing loiterers, but alas a sane and civilized society this is not.
Indeed while it’s easy to point to the entire episode as a symbol of our degenerate modern society’s obsession with racial grievance politics, the incident and its fallout is perhaps more indicative of contemporary society’s poisonous ME-ME-ME culture.
A private business that is open to the public is not the same thing as a public space, and the fact that the two men — who, again, were quite literally loitering — felt they had an unassailable right to be in that Starbucks despite not being customers speaks volumes about the extent to which a radical, uncompromising hyper-individualism-cum-egoism is the rule of the day.
Top U.K. Judge Applauds End of Nuclear Family
Even with tales of Church of England transgender diversity drives — and Muslim rape gangs — it’s still difficult to fathom the full extent of the depths to which formerly-great Britain has sunk. Last week Sir James Munby, the most senior family judge in the United Kingdom, actually said that the collapse of the nuclear family should be applauded.
Sir Munby noted that many people “live in families more or less removed from what, until comparatively recently, would have been recognised as the typical nuclear family”. This is unfortunately true, and whilst sane and civilized individuals lament this fact, Sir Munby thinks widespread social breakdown and immorality is something worth celebrating. “This, I stress, is not merely the reality”, continued Munby, “it is, I believe, a reality which we should welcome and applaud”.
It would appear that formerly-Great Britain is truly a lost cause at this point.