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Microsoft Unveils New Push Toward ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Language

Through the use of its artificial intelligence-driven “Ideas” feature, Microsoft unveiled an upcoming fall version of its cloud-based Microsoft Word Online program that will make suggestions for users to revise any language not deemed “inclusive” or “gender-neutral.”

In a recent company blog post, under the heading “Better Word Documents,” Microsoft dedicates a small paragraph to highlight this new change: “Other intelligent suggestions include . . . advice on more concise and inclusive language such as ‘police officer’ instead of ‘policeman.’”

On the surface, this change might seem innocent, but Christians need to appreciate that the desire of many is to obliterate all distinctions between the two biological sexes.

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Some House Committees Ban Legislators From Video Streaming During Meetings

Live video streaming of proceedings by legislators using their personal smartphones is being prohibited by some of the committee and subcommittee chairs in the Tennessee General Assembly. And this prohibition could also extend to the House floor.

Said House Speaker Glen Casada’s Chief of Staff Cade Cothren, “The chairmen that are choosing to do this are choosing to do so in order to make the legislative process run more smoothly both for themselves and for the public.”

Apparently, some members were not just streaming the event, which is already being streamed over the Legislature’s website, but they were commenting and editorializing on what they were streaming, creating a distraction among their colleagues while trying to discuss the bill and listen to testimony.

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Planned Parenthood Adds AI Chatbot as Part of Radical Sex Ed

Planned Parenthood has paired with technology company Work & Co. to help teens age 13-17 find the “right” answers to questions about sex through its artificial intelligence chatbot called Roo.

Information given to inquisitive teens is based on what information the young person types in or chooses from a list of FAQs as well as which of the five available genders the young person chooses.

Why, with Google answering so many of these questions already, did the abortion giant decide to come up with Roo? Simple. The AI chatbot is billed as nonjudgmental and personalized, and of course, the answers would come from Planned Parenthood’s perspective.

Parents might want to be careful about their child’s use of an app that answers questions like “What is the right age to have sex for the first time?” and “When are you no longer a virgin?” with mushy answers that basically say it’s up to the teen to decide these things.

Interestingly, Roo is unable to process questions about when life begins and the personhood of unborn babies.

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Apple Bans Ministry App for Heralding Biblical Marriage

Apple removed an app from its app store that offers treatment for those with same-sex attraction because it deemed the app “homophobic.” Apparently, Apple was pressured to remove the app after the national gay rights group Truth Wins Out received a mere 365 signatures on its petition, calling the app “bigoted,” “hateful,” and “dangerous, homophobic garbage.”

Texas-based Living Hope Ministries, the Christian nonprofit that created the app, “proclaim(s) a Christ-centered, biblical world-view of sexual expression rooted in one man and one woman in a committed, monogamous, heterosexual marriage for life.”

The app, simply titled Living Hope Ministries, is still available for download on the Google Play store. It offers a selection of audio and video teachings, devotionals, and helps for family and friends.

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Implanted Chip Technology Worries Some

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based company, recently implanted microchips in 50 of its 80 employees in place of employee badges, giving these newly chipped employees easy access to their computers and entry into the building without the need for login passwords or physical building keys.

The company, which sells corporate self-serve cafeteria kiosks, has created so much buzz, many are wondering about the future of this chip technology. Will other companies across the nation follow suit and how soon? Though this is not the first time a company has used microchips on humans—Applied Digital Solutions installed the VeriChip to access medical records in 2001—many are concerned about the moral, economic, privacy, and political ramifications. Additionally, although this chip does not have GPS tracking capability, it is certainly possible, thus bringing a greater level of scrutiny and questions.

While the tech world predicts the inevitable adoption of chip technology to replace passports, car keys, computer passwords, and credit cards, many state legislators are still very cautious about this new technology or have simply banned the use of implanted tracking devices.

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