In what is being called the “first operation of its kind” in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security partnered in recent weeks with officials in 13 countries and domestic organizations, including the Tim Tebow Foundation, to make 311 probable identifications of child sexual abuse by using technologies such as facial recognition and artificial intelligence.
C. S. Lewis once warned, “Don’t judge a man by where he is, because you don’t know how far he has come.”
In a world of instant reactions and echo chambers, we need that perspective now more than ever. Giving people the room to make mistakes, learn from them, and then improve takes a level of patience and understanding that is often lacking in our culture today. As Christians, we should be among those best positioned to offer such grace because we should be among those best positioned to understand how much grace God has shown us.
Nineteenth century India was a particularly brutal place for girls. Women were considered inferior to men and were not allowed to be educated or employed. Child marriage was a fairly common practice. Though the practice of sati (burning widows on their husband’s funeral pyres) had been abolished, the treatment of widows remained harsh. They were considered cursed and often subjected to terrible abuse at the hands of their husband’s family.
A recent CBS News article claims, in its very title, in fact, to separate “medical facts from misinformation” around so-called “gender-affirming care.” However, rather than separate the facts from the falsehoods, the article peddles lies and half-truths, assuming the conclusions it claims to prove in a thinly veiled piece of progressive propaganda. And that’s about the nicest thing that can be said about it.