Officials from the Kingsport, Tennessee City Schools are reviewing the charge by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that their mentoring program in partnership with a local church is “unconstitutional.”
The FFRF, which describes its members as “free-thinkers (atheists and agnostics)”, alleges in a letter to the school district that its mentoring program with Christ Fellowship Church “impermissibly advances religion” and that the district “cannot allow its schools to be used as recruiting grounds for churches.” As evidence that this is happening, FFRF cites the church’s Facebook page where it tries to recruit volunteers for the mentoring program and where current mentors describe their work as a type of “missionary work” and “an opportunity to share Jesus’s love.”Read More
Whenever I am booked for a speaking engagement to a group of women, I generally arrive a good half-hour early to watch the women walk in, grab a cup of coffee, and meander to a seat. They mingle, a luxury I allow them, careful not to impose on the pre-program fellowship I know they value. Most often, I am the program—the speaker invited to impart wisdom on the topic of “marriage in the early parenting years.” Although I certainly do not have all the answers, I draw from nearly three decades of research I’ve done on this topic.Read More
When countries undergo economic change, the effects of the transition aren’t only financial – they have major population implications, too.
This is very much the case in South Korea where, over the last three generations, the country has evolved like few others due to rapid industrialisation. Today, South Korea has a $1.6 trillion economy – the fourth largest in Asia after China, Japan and India.Read More
“If the next 10 years are anything like the last five years, we’re all in trouble.” That was one grim takeaway from a panelist at the recent “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization.” Hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the Family Policy Alliance, the event explored how children are being exposed to sexual themes, images, and behavior at an early age. This is setting them up for emotional and physical trauma, as well as making them vulnerable to abuse.Read More
The U.S. continues to see a rise in the number of sexually transmitted diseases, according to health officials — and in Hawaii, the increase is believed to be linked to online dating.
Health officials in the Aloha State have reported a significant increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. All three of the infections were at or near their highest rates in about 30 years.Read More
Setting the box office record for an October release, the new film Joker is a worldwide phenomenon. Before its release and since, discussion of the film has been obsessed with the debate over whether the portrayal of a disaffected white man violently lashing out at society might bleed over into real life by breeding copycats or if such suggestions are the overreach of woke culture. Major reviewers have judged the film to be “empty,” “foggy,” and a “bad movie,” that “leaves you numb.” But critics have missed what seems to me a central message of the story: the descent into madness begins with the breakdown of the family.Read More
More recently, the rapid expansion of pricier “fast-casual” chains that claim healthier and fresher offerings suggests that an even broader proportion of the population is now looking for quick fixes. Going out to dinner is fun, but if it feels like the only option, it can drain bank accounts and make people feel unable to care for their bodies.Read More
They are the group most worried about American families, but when it comes to their own families, conservatives have an edge over others. More than half of conservatives say they are completely satisfied with their family life, compared with about 4 in 10 of liberals or moderates, according to the new American Family Survey conducted by YouGov.Read More
Psychological Society Says Transgender Children Should Be Able to Undergo Sex Reassignment Surgery Without Parental Permission
The Australian Psychological Society says that transgender kids shouldn’t need parents’ permission for sex reassignment surgery, and adds that pre-transition counseling is likely an “unnecessary burden.”
According to The Australian, members of the Australian Psychological Society — a 24,000-member strong organization — don’t believe that children under the age of 16 should be required to get parental permission to have sex reassignment surgery.
Starting July 1, 2020, all Illinois public schools are legally required to teach children LGBT history and only buy textbooks that include the topic. NPR affiliate Illinois Public Radio labeled Christian and conservative opposition to this law while it was being considered as stemming from “hate groups.”
The explicit goal of such laws, which are also in place in California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Oregon, is to make children agree with the left’s views of sexuality, which contradict the historic views of all major world religions. This is not only the open, stated goal of those pushing such laws but also explicit in the curriculum.
“Imagine a generation of Illinois students having learned the positive contributions of LGBTQ people to U.S., Illinois, world history,” Brian Johnson, CEO of the advocacy group Equality Illinois, told IPR. “I think it’s only going to have a positive effect on our society’s view of LGBTQ people.Read More
Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, and wife Rachel Campos-Duffy have welcomed their ninth child, Valentina StellaMaris Duffy, into the world. The pro-life couple revealed the little girl has Down syndrome and a heart condition that will require surgery in just a few months.Read More
Violence against women remains a global concern for the Vatican, an official told members of the United Nations this week, stressing that society must “advance and defend all the rights derived from the inalienable human dignity of every woman and girl.”Read More