(LifeSiteNews) — Happy Friday, LifeSiteNews readers, and welcome back to Good News Friday, a column that highlights the good news we covered throughout the week on our pages.
The week’s biggest story in the United States and most of the world was “the” whistleblower. But if you read LifeSiteNews carefully, you surely noticed that it was actually the week of the whistleblowers, plural. It was truly a tale of two whistleblowers. More on that below.
But first, I cannot help but list as one of the most positive stories of the week the fact that during six glorious hours, Mark Zuckerberg’s life-draining, privacy-exploiting behemoth, Facebook, was gone from the world wide web. As if liberated from an unseen but tightening noose, the world seemed to take a collective breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, the evil social media giant and its many subsidiaries came back online by the end of the day.
Following the Facebook blackout, two distinct narratives emerged. The Facebook whistleblower, who is curiously in agreement with Facebook itself, demanded more government regulation of social media, essentially ensuring only woke ideas ever see the light of day. The other narrative, the one espoused by the deplorable Christian conservative world, demanded an end to the immunity enjoyed by Big Tech. This immunity has allowed it to exercise undue ideological and political influence without any of the checks and balances that other media outlets have to operate under.
In a way, the battle of the week was the battle of 2020/2021, Big Tech v. Free Speech.
The second whistleblower reminded us that in the belly of corporations as corrupt as Pfizer there are good people willing to expose evil when they see it, even at great personal cost. In a special report, Project Veritas presented evidence that Pfizer attempted to hide and spin the fact that their COVID vaccine was manufactured on the back of aborted fetal cell lines.
The brave whistleblower highlighted the importance of transparency in the information about the vaccines, especially when considering religious exemptions. Of course, if you read the pages of LifeSiteNews, you are well aware of the abortion-tainted nature of the currently available COVID vaccines, but most people are not aware of it. This brave whistleblower’s testimony was a bit of good news for the world.
If, like the rest of the sane world, you need a respite from COVID and Big Tech, then you might enjoy the story of redemption presented by Focus on the Family and covered by David McLoone: A Planned Parenthood abortionist converted from the culture of death and started exposing Planned Parenthood.
My personal feel good story of the week comes from France, where a group of friars had enough of the 5G cell phone tower located near their monastery and decided to burn the darn thing down. While we can’t advocate arson, there is something comical and endearing about two young friars burning down something they felt was harming their community. Now that’s some real accompaniment!
On a more serious note, the most uplifting story of the week was our own Jim Hale’s interview with Jason Jones, founder of the HERO initiative which collaborated with LifeSite’s crowdfunding platform to save the lives of Christians and other persecuted people fleeing Afghanistan. Don’t miss this emotional interview about their amazing rescue missions here.
As always, may God bless you, and may you have a wonderful weekend.