News Of The Day – June 29th

Jim Baker And His Church Settle Covid Lawsuit

Controversial Pastor Jim Baker is in the news again. This time it’s because Missouri Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, sued Bakker and his church, Morningside. During the pandemic, Baker  peddled a health supplement, falsely claiming it could cure COVID-19. The pastor along with his church settled the lawsuit agreeing to pay restitution of $156,000. The settlement agreement calls for refunds to people who paid money or gave contributions to obtain a product known as “Silver Solution”. Read more about the lawsuit here.

 

European Parliament Declares Abortion Access A Human Right

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a controversial resolution proclaiming the safe access to abortion is a human right. The resolution, which passed by 378 to 255 votes, also refers to abortion as an “essential health service”. And it also seeks to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care” and declares that violations of “sexual and reproductive health and rights” are “a form of violence against women and girls.” Read more about the resolution here.

 

Christian Musician Deletes Controversial Music Video

Popular Christian singer, Matthew West, thought his new song, “Modest Is Hottest”, was a good nature way of making fun of overprotective dads. West released the song about dads convincing their daughters of the age-old phrase used by Christian parents to encourage their daughters to keep necklines high, shorts lengths long and belly buttons covered. But instead the song was met with intense backlash online. some felt the song placed the responsibility of remaining pure on girls while either absolving men of any responsibility, blaming the victims. In response west deleted the video. Read more about the controversy here.

 

Blood Test That Can Detect over 50 Types Of Cancer

A new “all-in-one” blood test can detect more than 50 different types of cancer. In a new report, researchers with the European Society for Medical Oncology say the new screening test, which takes 10 days to process, often detects cancer before symptoms appear. It can even pinpoint where in the body a cancerous tumor is located. Lead author, Dr. Eric Klein, chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, says, “These data suggest that, if used alongside existing screening tests, the multi-cancer detection test could have a profound impact on how cancer is detected and, ultimately, on public health.” Read more about the new discovery here.

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