Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

International Population Controllers Talk Reproductive Rights, Africans Talk Family Values

The 2019 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Nairobi last week will be remembered as a United Nations gathering that deliberately shut out pro-family and pro-life advocates from around the world.

“Most United Nations conferences will allow diverse opinions, but this one was hostile to anyone who spoke against issues like abortion or homosexuality. We also know that those admitted were sexual health and reproductive rights supporters, so their voice would dominate the summit,” Dr Wahome Ngare of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) told MercatorNet.

The restrictions did not stop there, on the final day of the Nairobi Summit, when KCPF and other organizations tried to organize a peaceful demonstration around Nairobi, opposing the ideas being pushed by the conference, they were blocked. The same forces that barred pro-family and pro-life supporters from attending the summit prevented them from marching.

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Transgender Children: ‘The concept of being born in the wrong body is troubling’

‘I landed into something, because of an experience I had as a kid, and I felt I couldn’t look away, even though I was told to by people close to me.” This is psychotherapist Stella O’Malley’s response when I ask why she is so caught up in the debate around the best response to transgender children.

“If I didn’t have a personal interest – if I hadn’t had the experience I did, which was so visceral, at such a young age – I’d say I’d be watching the debate, I’d be interested, but I wouldn’t be right in the centre of it.”

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Sharing Stories about Hard Things can Change Lives

There is great power in sharing stories. Let’s take it a step further and say sharing stories, especially those about hard or sensitive subjects can be life-changing. Here’s why: You never know when your story may help someone (especially in your own family) overcome an obstacle in their own life. Not to mention the fact that sharing your hard stuff is healing and therapeutic.
I have been interviewing people for a couple of decades and I always find that if you are hesitant to share something difficult but feel a nudge to do so, you shouldn’t hesitate. It’s probably because you need to share to help yourself or someone else.

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Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use the App. It’s Not the Only One.

Susan Deveau saw Mark Papamechail’s online dating profile on PlentyofFish in late 2016. Scrolling through his pictures, she saw a 54-year-old man, balding and broad, dressed in a T-shirt. Papamechail lived near her home in a suburb of Boston and, like Deveau, was divorced. His dating app profile said he wanted “to find someone to marry.”
Deveau had used dating websites for years, but she told her adult daughter the men she met were “dorky.” She joked about how she could get “catfished” if a date looked nothing like his picture. Still Deveau, 53, wanted to grow old with someone. The two were — in the popular dating platform’s jargon — “matched.”
A background check would have revealed that Papamechail was a three-time convicted rapist. It would have shown that Massachusetts designated him a dangerous registered sex offender. So how did PlentyofFish allow such a man to use its service?

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‘Miracle Baby’: Announcer Praises College Football Player’s Mom for Walking Out of Abortion Clinic

A college football announcer gave a shout out to the mother of star Ohio State Buckeyes running back J’Kaylin Dobbins on Saturday, noting that she walked out of an abortion clinic when she was pregnant with Dobbins, whom she now calls her “miracle baby.”
“J.K. Dobbins’s mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson said Saturday. “She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.”
“That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins,” the announcer said, adding that Dobbins’s mom says now her son is her “miracle baby.”

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Growing tide of outraged parents move to demolish perverted California sex ed program

Back in mid-September, MassResistance began exposing the horrors of the “Teen Talk” graphic LGBT/sex-ed curriculum that the Downey, CA School Board had recently approved for the high school and middle school.

Dishonest school officials led parents in this largely minority, working-class suburb of Los Angeles to believe that this was a benign program. But when the ugly details about it were revealed, the parents were shocked and horrified.

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A dark day for free speech as judge bans parents’ LGBT protests

In one of the most repressive decisions of recent times, the High Court has banned any further demonstrations against pro-LGBT classes outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham. The reasoning Mr Justice Warby gave for this decision was that the protests had an adverse effect on pupils, residents and staff, pointing for evidence to 21 teachers being treated for ‘stress’.

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What families should know about video game addiction

Whether video games become pathological or “addictive” in nature is hotly debated in the literature. Several scholars do not believe that media can be addictive. However, a host of other research indicates that video games can become pathological and destructive to family life.3 Thus, it is important for families to recognize when video games are harmless entertainment and when they become a very real problem.

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