CN Morning Rundown: Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood; Abby Johnson Launches New Pro-Life Initiative

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Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood; Abby Johnson Launches Pro-Life Initiative

Pro-life advocates are rejoicing over the recent ruling in Texas that stopped Medicaid from funding Planned Parenthood statewide. The Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) terminated the contract with the nation's largest abortion provider on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Texas is the 24th state to prohibit taxpayer money to fund abortions after Missouri became the first in January 2021.

But the fight is far from over.

Scientology Super Bowl Commercial Again Sparks Controversy

The Super Bowl commercials remain some of the most highly anticipated (and expensive) promotional spots of the year. And as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs battled it out on the field, the Church of Scientology, widely regarded as a cult, served up another offering of New Age mystery in a spot that sparked controversy among viewers.

This year's ad, titled "Be More," at first seems innocent enough. Images of scenes from the pandemic and the stock market crash merge to those of individuals pursuing what the narration describes as "your purpose," "your passion," "your potential." The text calls viewers to "Be more. Be more!" until it concludes "Because no matter what we may face, nothing is stronger than the human spirit."

After that, the question "Curious?" appears on the screen, followed by "scientology.tv."

Big Tech Censorship Means a New Social Media Game Plan for Christians

In an era of muzzled speech and shadow bans, it's time for Believers to wise up.

We need to finally admit what has been true for years. Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos and the rest of the liberal tech and media decision makers control the narrative. These are leaders who have the right to promote or shut down activity that they deem appropriate or inappropriate for their respective businesses. The fact that their businesses are vehicles for our media makes no difference.

What they don't realize, as unbelievers in Jesus, is that they are being used. They are puppets of a wicked, devious spirit that intends to mold society as it sees fit. They are drones being manipulated and navigated to fly high above the culture so as to capture and punish unsanctioned behavior. This is the world we live in.

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