KEY WORDS: Cowboys, Algorithms, Religious Exemption
Interesting reads for Media on Mission’s KEY WORDS
BREAKING: Hundreds of Cowboys Join Canadian Freedom Fight
BY SMG NEWSWIRE
TODD STARNES MEDIA GROUP
Hundreds of cowboys on horseback joined farmers and truckers to block the only 24-hour international border crossing in Alberta, Canada. The cowboys are fighting back against oppressive [fill in the blank] virus regulations implemented by the fascist government of Canada.
An overhead view of the blockade in Coutts.
Truckers, farmers, citizens, and cowboys, united together to restore all freedoms 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/mr2CRsXPIr
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@TheVigilantFox) February 5, 2022
BREAKING: A hundred Canadian cowboys just showed up to the blockade in Alberta pic.twitter.com/ZL4IxnMO6h
— Truckistan Amb. Poso 🏁 (@JackPosobiec) February 5, 2022
Yeah we did.
— Tariq Elnaga (@TariqElnaga) February 5, 2022
Discipled by Algorithms
Where Is ‘Big Tech’ Leading You?
BY JASON THACKER
While it’s true that algorithmic technologies have the power to not only respond to our behavior but to modify it, conditioning us to act in troubling ways to greater and greater degrees, we are not powerless pawns, and our behavior online is not a foregone conclusion, no matter how subtle and powerful the algorithms may become.
Under God, humans chose to develop these tools, and we can choose how to use them — or not. Indeed, the biggest question for Christians in this algorithmic age — given what we know of the nature of our sin and our vulnerability to temptation — is not if these tools are shaping us, but rather if these technologies are transforming us to be more like Christ, or if we are being discipled into conformity to this world (Romans 12:2).
‘Contempt Towards Americans Who Prioritize Faith’: 55 US Agencies Now Tracking Religious Exemption Requests
A widespread effort is underway within the Biden administration to create special lists that track federal employees or applicants who seek religious exemptions.
BY STEVE WARREN
Fifty-five departments and agencies within the Biden administration have created 57 rule changes to track federal employees seeking different types of exemptions, according to the Liberty Counsel Action (LCA).
The government watchdog revealed Thursday that some of the rules apply to COVID-19 vaccine exemptions. Others track all exemptions, such as an employee or applicant seeking accommodation from working on the Sabbath or Sunday. Some even track visitors to their buildings or events.
Even though there are variations between these rules, critics are sounding the alarm because they raise serious concerns about invasive privacy violations by the federal government as it’s recording and permanently storing religious and medical data on those seeking exemptions.