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Guess who's coming to lunch … again

(Virtue Online) Nine years ago, in 2009, I interviewed M. She was in the eighth year of a 17-year pilgrimage, having transitioned from living as a man, to living as a woman. She is of German American origin, an attorney who had worked for a number of high-level financial firms. She had been married, raised two sons and is now divorced. She wrote, asking to meet with me regarding what she saw as serious confusion in traditional Anglican circles regarding the differences between homosexuality and transsexuality. With this interview, I broke new ground. Till then I had never met such a person, however I did know that such persons existed; I had simply never met one.

During the course of the interview, she made this astonishing confession. “Let’s be clear that there is no such thing as “transgender behavior”. Transgender, by definition, has nothing to do with behavior. It has to do with who one perceives oneself to be. I do not endorse any sexual behavior that does not comport with traditional Christian teaching. This includes not only homosexuality, but also adultery and fornication. They are all sin, and neither is better or worse than any other. All separate us from God. The biblical standard for sexual behavior is chastity outside of traditional male-female marriage, monogamy and fidelity within it; and it applies to everyone, including transgender folks.”

Thus began an unusual journey into the mind and body of a person who honestly believed she should have been born a woman and not a man.

Illegal accused of raping handicapped woman, 72, at bus stop

(Breitbart) An illegal alien has been accused of raping a 72-year-old handicapped woman at a bus stop in Springfield, Missouri.

Patricio Romero-Enriquez, an illegal alien with a Mexican passport, was arrested and charged with raping the elderly, mentally handicapped woman at a bus stop, admitting to police he did have sex with the woman but claims it was consensual, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

The 72-year-old woman, according to police, has the mental capacity of an eight-year-old child.

McCaskill's husband accused of domestic violence

(DailyCaller) Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband was accused of domestic violence by his former wife, a police report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows.

Joseph Shepard was accused of hitting Suzanne Shepard, his former wife, in the breast while she was recovering from breast cancer, tripping her and peeing on her. Shepard has also donated thousands of dollars to the Missouri State Democratic Committee in the past and has undergone criticism for reportedly receiving $131 million in federal subsidies since 2007, when McCaskill was elected to the U.S. Senate, according to Fox News.

“Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry, I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore from surgery (cancer) He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me against the wall + I hit my head + back + he bruised my arms by pinching me,” Shepard wrote in the police report from 1998, obtained by TheDCNF.

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

(CBS News) No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot is now a staggering $1.6 billion. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night’s drawing.

The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7. The next drawing will be Tuesday.

With the jackpot currently tied with the record-setting lottery jackpot and bound to grow before the next drawing, it is bound to become the largest prize in U.S. history.

Prof barred over 'unauthorized' course protesting Susan Collins

(Fox News) A retired professor from the University of Southern Maine has been “barred” from teaching at any of the school’s campuses after offering an unauthorized “pop-up” class for students to protest against the confirmation of then-Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

President Glenn Cummings announced the university’s decision regarding Dr. Susan Feiner Wednesday after learning that she offered students a course that would bus them to Washington to demonstrate against Sen. Susan Collins, R- Maine, who supported the confirmation of Kavanaugh, the Portland Press Herald reported.

“We are embarrassed by and apologize for the rogue behavior of a former colleague,” Cummings said in a statement obtained by the newspaper.

Pro-Trump comedians kick off 'Deplorables Tour'

(Washington Times) A handful of pro-President Donald Trump conservative comedians — yes, that is a thing, albeit as elusive as pro-Trump conservative Hollywood actors — has taken to the national tour trails to, get this, fight back against what they call the left’s “stranglehold” on entertainment.

And they’re diving right in with a tour title dig at one of the left’s most loved, one of the right’s most abhorred.

“The Deplorables Tour: We’re Funny Because We’re Right” opens at the Houston Improv on Nov. 5. More tour dates and locations will follow.