In a culture that slaughters the unborn, mocks purity, celebrates sexual sin and makes a joke out of the institution of marriage by imagining sin-based counterfeits, it remains a daunting task for Christian parents to raise children with both the courage and conviction to stand unashamed for God’s truth. From an earthly standpoint, it seems counterintuitive to both welcome and find joy in being hated by the world. Even more, for young people who might prefer popularity over principle – at least for now – the prospect of being “hated by everyone” lacks a certain level of appeal.
It was Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2013. The huge hall was overflowing, the convention sold out. Over 1,200 attendees, with many spilling out into the foyer, eagerly awaited the announcement. What would this safe, moral and non-sexualized alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) look like? With a stirring introductory video came the answer: “Trail Life USA” would now endeavor to “be the premier national character development organization for young men, which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.”
Few people doubt that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes to become president in 2016. Unfortunately for him, he may have just signed away any chance of that. Last week, Christie signed A3371, a draconian piece of legislation that bars licensed therapists from helping children overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior or identity even when – as is so often the case – those same-sex attractions arise from childhood sexual abuse by the likes of a Jerry Sandusky.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard may think Common Core standards are just dandy, but in addition to a number of reasons we should be cautious about embracing these nationwide standards, the crud and moral rot included on the Common Core reading list for 11th graders should disturb parents who value the innocence of their children.
Homosexual activists would have us believe, despite thousands of years of experience to the contrary and decades of statistics to the contrary--that it is not necessary to raise a child with their mother and father. Yet adult children raised by homosexuals often tell a different story. Such is the case with Robert Oscar Lopez, who adds his voice to those who recognize the folly of counterfeit marriage and raising children in a homosexual home. He should know: he was raised by two lesbians.
Most people would agree that there are unfortunately times when children must be protected from neglectful or dangerous parents. As a former law enforcement official, I know this better than most. Even more unfortunately, there are times when parents need to be protected from overzealous autocratic bureaucrats who use children as pawns to further their own ends and feather their own nests. This video tells the story of Alex and Anna Nikolayev, Russian immigrants living in Sacramento, California who were subjected to thuggish behavior we might have expected to see in the old Soviet Union, but never in America.
What is the source of our rights as recognized by the Declaration of Independence? What does the UN recognize as the source of our rights? Are they the same? Are they compatible? If not, how does this affect the right of parents to oversee the education and welfare of their children? There may be some serious problems ahead.
If politicians introduced a bill mandating the slaughter of all human babies under the age of two years; but called it, “The Little Babies Protection Act”, establishment conservatives and unthinking people all over the Country would be clamoring for its passage. We have become a shallow and easily deceived people. The name, “parental rights amendment” (PRA), sounds so good! But it actually strips parents of their God-delegated authority over their children, and transfers that authority to the federal government.
Perhaps your father shared a story with you that you've never forgotten or maybe certain holidays or events remind you of your dad or grandfather. As we near Father's Day, it can bring a range of emotions for people. Whether you're a new dad celebrating the birth of your first child or mourning the recent loss of a father, I hope each one of us can honor our fathers or father-figure by thanking them for their impact on our lives and being grateful for each day we have had with them.
After a surprising vote late last month, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will now allow homosexual members into the century-old organization, a move that is causing conservative Christian organizations around the country to rethink their support of the Boy Scouts. In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America posted a video which warns viewers that seventy percent of abuse to boys is by teenagers.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964