The Bookworm Thinker for 30 Oct. 2021

Welcome, all, on this date of 30 Oct.  On this day:

1768 — a new sect of Christianity is born out of the First Great Awakening and the teachings of John Wesley as the first Methodist church in North American colonies is opened as the Wesley Chapel in NYC.  Notably, Wesley preached that people could earn salvation for their good works in life and he preached against slavery, publishing an abolitionist tract, Thoughts Upon Slavery, in 1773.

Now on to the important part of this post.

Ms. Book W. Room, writing under the nom de guerre of Andrea Widburg, is employed by the conservative site, American Thinker, to edit submissions to the site and to write several daily posts of her own.  Below are her posts on this date.  Since commentary to the posts are restricted at American Thinker (long story), feel free to comment on the day’s offerings below.

Today’s Offerings:

The Lincoln Project and Democrats crudely conspire against Glenn Youngkin

In one of the dirtiest tricks ever, The Lincoln Project (a collection of hard-left people masquerading as “Republicans”) and Democrat activists conspired to paint Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate now leading in the Virginia gubernatorial race, as a magnet for White Supremacists. Thankfully, the hoax was quickly exposed, meaning that it should reflect worse on Democrats than Republicans. Were it not for the internet, though, this vicious dirty trick could have caused lasting harm to Youngkin’s candidacy and opened the way for the execrable, racist, parent-hating Terry McAuliffe to get a second term as Virginia governor.

The day-long saga started when journalist Elizabeth Holmes tweeted a photo showing “men” who pulled up in front of Glenn Younkin’s campaign bus, saying “We’re all in for Glenn.” Wearing white shirts and khaki pants, with Tiki torches in their hands, they were obviously intended to look like the White Supremacists at Charlottesville in 2017: . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker


The Supreme Court rejects an injunction request from Maine healthcare workers seeking religious exemptions from the vaccine

Maine has a regulation requiring large numbers of healthcare workers to get the COVID-19 vaccines or be barred from working. The regulations allow exemptions for medical reasons but refuse them for religious reasons. Eight people who object to the vaccines’ connection to abortion sought an emergency injunction so that they wouldn’t be forced to choose between a vaccine that offends their religious principles or losing their right to practice medicine. Justices Barrett and Kavanaugh joined with the leftists to deny this injunction. In truly insulting fashion, Barrett wrote a short concurrence that is pure legal gibberish.

To understand how nonsensical Barrett’s one-paragraph statement is, it’s worth first reading Justice Gorsuch’s dissent, in which Justices Thomas and Alito joined. After stating the facts, Gorsuch makes some simple, clear points: . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker