Gays and the Pope (Culture)
So as it turns out, the Popes discussion on gays turned out quite well, with some good reception from the gay Christian community. On Monday, when he made his announcement that Christians should apologize and ask for forgiveness, especially if they directly mistreated them and the homosexual world couldn’t be happier. They are overjoyed at his announcement and are very pleased with his decision to endorse there proper treatment.
The Pope said, to a degree, that it is all part of his plan for creating a more open, and modern Christian church, and he plans on doing so by welcoming families of all shapes and sizes, and plans to endorse gay marriage in the church at a future date. He doesn’t necessarily agree with non-straight marriage, but he still wants to create an open door environment. However, some angrier members of the gay community, are still angry at Pope Francis’ previous statements on homosexuality, and gay marriage, were not necessarily welcoming. His negative connotation has costed many members of the community lives and jobs within the church and church endorsed institutions, and they are still steamed. They want further reparation, but how exactly this will be addressed is up to debate. (NY Times)
Privacy Invasion (Government/ Technology)
The United States Supreme Court recently passed a ruling that makes it no longer required to need papers of any kind for preforming a breathalyzer test, on a suspected violator of the law. Privacy advocates argue that this violates the fourth amendment of the constitution (the government can’t perform a unwarranted search of someone), however it can also be argued, and was at court, that it does not, because a breathalyzer test has no real lasting impact, and is not intrusive. On a much grander scale, and note, however you might not even be safe on your own computer. Last Thursday, the FBI made the decision that it could access computers in an attempt to stop cyber-crime! Why? The FBI was tracking down several dozens of users that had access to a child pornography site, and had used the warrant they had received to install malware on thousands of devices of users that accessed the site, and then procedurally used it to track them all down. Many have also said that this goes against the fourth amendment, but FBI officials fought back, saying that the fourth only covers physical searches, and not accessing online services via hackable systems. Several different advocates for either side are starting to pop up all over in a debate as to whether your computer should be searched, or exempt from search. No official decisions have been made yet, but they could potentially be in the works for the future. (PC, PC)
Thanks for reading today's issue. It’s a bit shorter today, but don’t worry, I still made sure that I got all I could on the subject. PS, there is a new review coming out tomorrow, so stay tuned for that, and as always, I’ll see you tomorrow for the days news.
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