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Disaster: US Carrier-Launched Flight Crashes Into Pacific, Search and Rescue Desperately Combing the Sea

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Rescue operations were underway Wednesday for five crew members aboard a Navy helicopter that crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California on Tuesday.

“Currently, one crewmember has been rescued and search efforts continue for five additional crewmembers of an MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) that crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31,” the U.S. Third Fleet posted in a statement on Facebook.

“Search and rescue operations are ongoing with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets. Abraham Lincoln is homeported in San Diego,” the Navy statement said.

The condition of the rescued crew member was not disclosed.

The MH-60S typically carries a crew of about four and is used in combat support, humanitarian disaster relief and search and rescue, according to Newsmax.

Two days before the crash, a Navy news release said Democratic Rep. James Panetta of California had toured the carrier.

The release said the “Abraham Lincoln is currently conducting carrier qualifications for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fleet replacement squadrons .”

According to the release, the training being conducted at sea was designed so that “newly designated Naval Aviators are trained on the requirements of the specific aircraft they will be assigned to when they reach their fleet squadron.”

The goal of the training, the release said, “is to train Naval Aviators to be proficient in the aircraft’s full mission set in a realistic training environment.”

“Learning more and observing the equipment our nation has aboard the aircraft carrier has been incredibly informative and impressive,” Panetta said in a statement. “However, the most impressive thing aboard the Lincoln has been the young men and women who make all the operations possible.”

Military helicopter crashes often prove fatal.

In May, a UH-60 firefighting helicopter crashed near Lake County, Florida, with no survivors, according to Newsweek.

An H-60 was also involved in a November 2019 accident in Afghanistan in which two U.S. service members were killed.

Last month, according to a Navy news release, a Navy MH-60 chopper crashed near Mount Hogue, California, while performing a search and rescue operation.

Fortunately, in that case, the four crew members aboard were not hurt.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Woman May Have Found Gabby Petito’s Water Bottle Near Site of Brian Laundrie’s Remains

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Yet another possible development in the Gabby Petito case broke on Sunday.

The case has been widely discussed on the social media platform TikTok, with some users even taking it upon themselves to investigate the mystery.

One prominent TikTok user, Olivia Vitale, found a water bottle in the Carlton Reserve, a Florida park where the remains of Brian Laundrie — Petito’s boyfriend and a person of interest in her murder — were discovered.

It was later noted that the bottle appears identical to one seen in video footage of Petito and Laundrie.

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“So we’re looking for other stuff in the area where Brian Laundrie’s remains were,” Vitale says in a video posted to her TikTok account.

@chroniclesofoliviabackup##justiceforgabbypetito♬ original sound – Olivia


As she walks through an open field, Vitale stops suddenly and voices her surprise upon noticing a water bottle on the ground in front of her.

“There’s a water bottle right here,” she says. “I just found something. I just found something.”

The social media influencer posted another video of her handing the bottle over to authorities and several others describing how she found it. They have garnered millions of views on TikTok.

@chroniclesofoliviabackupWhen I immediately saw it my gut told me it wasn’t just a random bottle♬ original sound – Olivia


A spokesman for the North Port Police Department confirmed that the bottle was indeed handed over to law enforcement, the New York Post reported.


Laundrie’s remains were discovered at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday.

@chroniclesofoliviabackupPOLICE TOLD US TO THROW AWAY GABBY PETITOS WATERBOTTLE… THEY DIDNT CARE, IM GLAD I KEPT IT. GABBYS FAMILY I WILL RETURN THIS TO YOU♬ original sound – Olivia


The discovery of his remains ended an extensive manhunt involving local, state and federal officials that began shortly after Laundrie disappeared on Sept. 14, two weeks after he returned to his parent’s home in North Port, Florida, after a cross-country road trip.

Despite setting out on the trip with Petito, Laundrie returned alone, setting off nationwide speculation regarding his potential involvement in her disappearance and death.

It remains unclear how Laundrie died. “No manner or cause of death was determined” by his autopsy, the Laundrie family’s attorney announced on Friday.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Yet another possible development in the Gabby Petito case broke on Sunday. The case has been widely discussed on the social media platform TikTok, with some users even taking it upon themselves to investigate the mystery. One prominent TikTok user, Olivia Vitale, found a water bottle in the Carlton Reserve, a Florida park where the remains of Brian Laundrie — Petito’s boyfriend and a person of interest in her murder — were discovered. It was later noted that the bottle appears identical to one seen in video footage of Petito and Laundrie. “So we’re looking for other stuff in the area where Brian Laundrie’s remains were,” Vitale says in a video posted to her TikTok account. @chroniclesofoliviabackup##justiceforgabbypetito♬ original sound – Olivia As she walks through an open field, Vitale stops suddenly and voices her surprise upon noticing a water bottle on the ground in front of her. “There’s a water bottle right here,” she says. “I just found something. I just found something.” The social media influencer posted another video of her handing the bottle over to authorities and several others describing how she found it. They have garnered millions of views on TikTok. @chroniclesofoliviabackupWhen I immediately saw it my gut told me it wasn’t just a random bottle♬ original sound – Olivia A spokesman for the North Port Police Department confirmed that the bottle was indeed handed over to law enforcement, the New York Post reported. Laundrie’s remains were discovered at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday. @chroniclesofoliviabackupPOLICE TOLD US TO THROW AWAY GABBY PETITOS WATERBOTTLE… THEY DIDNT CARE, IM GLAD I KEPT IT. GABBYS FAMILY I WILL RETURN THIS TO YOU♬ original sound – Olivia The discovery of his remains ended an extensive manhunt involving local, state and federal officials that began shortly after Laundrie disappeared on Sept. 14,…

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Sodom & Gomorrah High: School Stages Obscene Drag Show During Homecoming Football Game

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Friday nights in high school are supposed to be remembered for gathering with friends, donning school colors and cheering your school on to a hopeful victory.

Instead, a high school in Burlington, Vermont, made it about sexuality.

On Oct. 15, Burlington High School held a football game at its Buck Hard Stadium. The host Seawolves, with players from Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski high schools, defeated the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers 35-14, the local outlet Seven Days reported.

However, that event was overshadowed by the immoral display at halftime.

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According to the Daily Mail, the halftime show consisted of a group of students and faculty dressed in drag parading around the field. They began by chanting, “Drag Ball!” before breaking into a lip-sync performance of “Rainbow Reign” by Todrick Hall.

Pictures and videos from the event are horrifying, to say the least.



“We got kings, we got queens, we got in-betweens,” a stadium announcer declared, according to the Daily Mail. “We need you to give it up for all these performers.”

There are so many issues with this event that it’s hard to know where to start, but I’ll try my best to break it down.

First, encouraging students to engage in this type of behavior is completely irresponsible coming from adults. It’s bad enough for staff members to participate in the disturbing event, but some staff members were even more involved.

According to the Daily Mail, Burlington High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance was behind the planning for the event. English teacher Andrew LeValley, an adviser for that alliance, was the person who devised the idea for the drag show — and participated.

Seven Days reported that LeValley “channeled Marie Antoinette, with a ruffled taffeta frock and a voluminous blonde pouf wig embellished with jaunty peacock feathers.”

“I was just really hoping to give our students — who are both out and the students that were in the stands who are not out — a moment to shine and feel loved, and know that there is a place for them in public schools,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.

Encouraging students to feel loved is a great goal, but that is not the same thing as pushing them to engage in behavior that, from a Christian perspective, is “detestable” and “shameful” in the eyes of God. In fact, promoting gender dysphoria is one of the least loving things you could do.

The age question is another huge problem with this event. While drag shows and drag bars are becoming more common around the country, most of them are restricted to people ages 18 or older.

In high school, the majority of students are minors.

Actively promoting this content at a school event is morally reprehensible. This sort of behavior is not morally appropriate for anyone to engage in, but it is especially concerning in regards to students who have not even reached adulthood.

Comments by Ezra Totten, the student leader of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, about the event show just how twisted our society has become.

“Things went amazing,” Totten said, according to the Daily Mail. “The stands were completely packed. It was just so heartwarming to see.”

It is deeply saddening that a student could look at the behavior shown in the above video and call it “heartwarming.” More than anything, that is an indictment of adults such as LeValley who have convinced students that their twisted view of morality should be praised.

As teachers encourage sinful behavior in students who may not even know any better, it is nearly impossible not to think of the words of the epistle of James in the Bible.

“Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly,” James 3:1 says.

The fact that the teachers and orchestrators of this event promoted gender dysphoria and celebrated it openly speaks to our fallen world and our culture’s desperate need for God. We have fallen so far from grace that we’re operating out of the created order and need the redemption only a Savior can provide.

In times where it seems the definitions of wrong and right have been completely confused, our only hope is in the God who is above all things.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Friday nights in high school are supposed to be remembered for gathering with friends, donning school colors and cheering your school on to a hopeful victory. Instead, a high school in Burlington, Vermont, made it about sexuality. On Oct. 15, Burlington High School held a football game at its Buck Hard Stadium. The host Seawolves, with players from Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski high schools, defeated the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers 35-14, the local outlet Seven Days reported. However, that event was overshadowed by the immoral display at halftime. According to the Daily Mail, the halftime show consisted of a group of students and faculty dressed in drag parading around the field. They began by chanting, “Drag Ball!” before breaking into a lip-sync performance of “Rainbow Reign” by Todrick Hall. Pictures and videos from the event are horrifying, to say the least. VT: Burlington’s high school homecoming drag show leaves LGBTQ+ students with mixed emotions. Principal Lauren McBride waited near the field, her walkie-talkie crackled: “They’re coming out, and they look fabulous.” Child abuse. Gender confusion. At a public school. pic.twitter.com/btqXJBXYf0 — Dalton (@DaltonReport) October 17, 2021 https://youtu.be/pr8_EiteYUM “We got kings, we got queens, we got in-betweens,” a stadium announcer declared, according to the Daily Mail. “We need you to give it up for all these performers.” There are so many issues with this event that it’s hard to know where to start, but I’ll try my best to break it down. First, encouraging students to engage in this type of behavior is completely irresponsible coming from adults. It’s bad enough for staff members to participate in the disturbing event, but some staff members were even more involved. According to the Daily Mail, Burlington High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance was behind the planning for the event. English teacher Andrew LeValley,…

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