WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME: FINA Restricts Transgender Swimmers; Lia Thomas Banned from Women’s Events Under New Standard

From westernjournal.com

On Sunday, the International Swimming Federation took a stand on transgender athletes the NCAA has refused to take.

Lia Thomas and many other transgender swimmers have been officially banned from competing in women’s events on the world stage.

According to YahooSports!, 71.5 percent of the sport’s governing body, known by its French acronym FINA, voted for the new policy.

That being the case, the decision is far from a full-on ban of transgendercompetition.

Specifically, the new policy dictates that transgender swimmers must “have completed their transition by age 12 to be able to compete.”

This does not mean that FINA supports early childhood transitioning, however.

“This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press.

“They’re not saying everyone should transition by age 11, that’s ridiculous. You can’t transition by that age in most countries and, hopefully, you wouldn’t be encouraged to.”

“Basically, what they’re saying is that it is not feasible for people who have transitioned to compete without having an advantage.”

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Setting aside the moral and ethical implications that come with the permanent gender-transitioning of children below the age of consent, or even puberty, the science is not clear as to whether or not such therapies would in fact eliminate male biological advantages.

According to an August 2019 study from the British Medical Journal — one of the world’s best-known medical journals — “hormone therapy will not eliminate all the performance advantages of a prior male physiology.”

This makes sense, given how extensive male physical advantages are.

According to a Psychology Today from July 2012, when compared with women, men have increased muscle mass, in terms of absolute quantity and percentage of total body mass; denser, stronger bones, ligaments and tendons; increased cardiovascular reserves due to larger hearts and greater lung volume as well as greater average height by about six inches, among other characteristics.

Regardless, the new FINA rule applies to the controversial NCAA champion and transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, effectively banning him from competing in any FINA events.

Thomas, a 6’1″ male swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania women’s team, won the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Championship in both the 500-yard and 100-yard freestyle events in March. It was the end of his college swimming career, as Sports Illustrated reported.

Set to go into effect on Monday, the new policy applies to 152 national federations.

“No one quite knows how this is going to work. And we need to include a lot of different people, including transgender athletes, to work out how it would work,” Pearce said.

“So there are no details of how that would work. The open category is something that will start being discussed tomorrow.”

As noted by The Associated Press, other sports governing associations — including cycling — are examining their rules regarding transgender athletes as well. Source



At Least Two Goals, Not One :: By Daymond Duck

From raptureready.com

On June 9, 2022, the House Select Committee held a staged meeting under the direction of a TV executive to present a partial and distorted picture of what happened when people entered the capitol on Jan. 6, 2020 (Democrat law professor, Alan Dershowitz, called it “a kangaroo court” and “a fixed jury”).

Some officials reported that this committee has just one goal in mind: Stopping former Pres. Trump from running in 2024.

In a TV interview on Jan. 10, 2022, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives said there is more to it than that.

According to this member of Congress, before the first meeting of the House Select Committee was held on June 9, 2022, the committee started rewriting the rules for the next election to legalize some of the tactics they used to steal the election in 2020.

A pre-determined response means the committee has a pre-determined outcome, and it has at least two goals, not one:

  • One, stop Trump from running in the future, and
  • Two, rewrite the election rules to ensure that they win all future elections.

For those who might not believe this, it will be confirmed if the House Select Committee ultimately recommends changes to U.S. election laws. Some of those changes legalize corrupt practices that were used to steal the 2020 election.

Hopefully, the Rapture will happen first, but voters will have no hope of changing things in Washington if this scheme to secure one-party rule succeeds.

In addition to honest elections, many things are at stake (freedom of speech; freedom of religion; our Judeo-Christian heritage; stopping abortion; stopping the LGBTQ agenda, stopping the woke culture, etc.).

Here are more stories that recently made the news.

One, concerning election fraud: on June 8, 2022, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg gave millions of dollars to a group that was involved in suspicious activities during the 2020 election.

That group is planning to spend $80 million on the elections in the next five years, and they are planning to start as soon as the upcoming 2022 midterms.

My Thoughts: I wonder if this is why it is so hard to reign in social media.

Two, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on June 1, 2022, Israeli Prime Min. Naftali Bennett announced that Israel plans to deploy its new “Iron Beam” laser-defense system next year.

For about $2, Israel will be able to shoot down a drone, mortar, rocket, or anti-tank missile.

Bennett called it a “global game-changer.”

God said, “No weapon that is formed against thee (Israel)” will prosper (Isa. 54:17).

The bombs, rockets, and missiles of Iran and her allies will damage Israel, but they will not succeed in destroying Israel.

Three, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: following Israel’s criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia started calling the Golan Heights occupied Syrian territory.

On June 6, 2022, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired missiles at targets near Damascus.

Hours later, Russia and Syria responded by flying joint air patrols near the Golan Heights along Syria’s border with Israel.

Russian and Syrian jets and bombers flying near the Golan Heights along Israel’s border is a major escalation of the conflict between Israel and Syria.

Four, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: the Israeli military has spent about a month training for an attack on Iran and for a counterattack by Iran and her allies.

In addition to this month of intensive training (now over), on June 8, 2022, it was reported that:

  • Israel has developed the ability for its F-35 stealth fighter jets to reach Iran without having to be refueled in the air.
  • Israel has developed a one-ton bomb that can be carried inside the F-35s and not impact their stealth character.

More: One prophecy teacher recently said Israel has informed several nations, including the U.S., that the Israeli government now believes it has a military plan that will succeed. The big question is whether Israel will attack Iran and when. It is possible that only God knows.

Just a Reminder: Israel attacking Iran is not the Battle of Gog and Magog, but Iran has threatened to retaliate, and a retaliation that included Russia, Turkey, and the other prophesied allies would be the Battle of Gog and Magog.

Israel attacking Iran could also trigger the destruction of Damascus (Isa. 17) and perhaps a war with Israel’s neighbors (Psa. 83).

The fulfillment of these prophecies would be a clear indication that the latter years and latter days have arrived (the very end of the age).

Five, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on June 10, 2022, Syria reported that Israeli rockets struck several targets near Damascus, and there was significant damage to civilian and military runways at the Damascus International Airport.

All flights, incoming and outgoing, were suspended until the runways can be repaired.

Russia condemned the “provocative airstrikes” on Syrian territory, called them “absolutely unacceptable,” and demanded that Israel stop this “vicious practice.”

Israel won’t stop because Iran has been flying weapons and supplies (missiles, GPS systems, etc.) to that airport for use by Iranian forces and allies against Israel.

Six, concerning Jerusalem: on June 12, 2022, it was reported that sources in the U.S. State Dept. have confirmed that the Biden administration intends to open an Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem without Israeli permission.

Biden intends for this office to carry out the duties of an embassy without being under the U.S. embassy.

According to the article and U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty, Biden’s actions are a violation of international law.

According to the U.S. ambassador to Israel under Trump, Biden is setting the stage for an attempt to give the Palestinians control over part of Jerusalem and to implement the Two-State Solution without Israel’s permission.

If this is true, and I don’t doubt it:

  • God said He will send the Battle of Armageddon upon the world for dividing the land of Israel (Joel 3:2).
  • God’s judgment will fall upon the U.S. for what Biden is doing (Zech. 12:3).

Seven, concerning hyper-inflation and an economic collapse (the Rider on the Black Horse in Rev. 6:5-6): a reader recently sent me an article dated June 7, 2022, that contains the opinions of several people on the current economic situation.

The article was written by author and media expert Alexandra Bruce (Forbidden Knowledge TV); it was carried by Zero Hedge on June 11, 2022, and here is my understanding of some of the main points:

Kim Dotcom, New Zealand tech CEO:

  • S. spending and debt are out of control, hyper-inflation is guaranteed, and there is no way to fix it.
  • Our government can’t do it, but if it could sell everything our government and every U.S. citizen owns, the U.S. would still be broke and unable to pay off all of its debts.
  • The Great Reset is a controlled demolition of the global economic system and its replacement with a new system where “the elites are masters of the slaves” (citizens of the world).

Harrison Smith, Host of The American Journal on InfoWars:

  • “The world economy is being collapsed, the food supply system is being destroyed, the energy that we rely on to maintain civilization is being curtailed and eliminated, and we’ll be forced into the Great Reset where we will own nothing.”

Edward Dowd, former Blackrock manager:

  • More lockdowns are coming to control the expected violence that will result from an economic collapse.

Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Pfizer VP:

  • The purpose of Covid and the jab is to collapse currencies and replace them with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) so people can be tracked and controlled.

The article ends with a question: “What’s the end game?”

It is my opinion that Bible prophecy says this is leading to the Tribulation Period, a world government, a digital world currency, the tracking of all buying and selling, and it won’t end until the Second Coming of Jesus.

Eight, concerning world government: on June 14, 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Ghebreyesus announced that there will be a meeting of agency public health experts on Thursday of next week to determine if monkeypox is a “public health emergency of international concern” and to rename the virus so as not to offend “any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups (the virus is spread mostly by homosexual men and calling it monkeypox might be offensive.).

Now consider this: If the 13 amendments that Pres. Biden wanted the WHO to adopt at its May 22-28 meeting (the decision on 12 of them has been delayed until this fall) had passed, Ghebreyesus could call monkeypox a global pandemic and force every nation on earth to impose lockdowns, vaccine mandates, passports, tracking of everyone, or whatever he wants on their people.

Even though the disease is spread primarily by homosexual men, Ghebreyesus could force his will on everyone on earth regardless of sexual preference, gender, etc.

Be careful when you vote this fall +on Biden’s 12 proposed amendments, America, because your vote could help doom billions of people to persecution, death, slavery, and eternity in Hell.

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.