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  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • ALPHA 2, The World's First Humanoid Robot for the Family

    11/11/2015 2:22:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Alpha 2, The World's First Humanoid Robot for the Family. Intelligent, Interactive and Expandable!
  • The Family's Not Dead

    11/05/2015 9:28:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Robert Knight
    SALT LAKE CITY - Riding on the bright, efficient light rail through the downtown, a visitor can feel the vibes of a shifting urban environment, plus some spectacular mountains. It's a little like cruising the wide, clean streets of Disneyland, except that instead of Goofy and Mickey, you might spot a few homeless people here and there. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, the city feels safer than most, and the clean-cut Mormon influence is substantial. But the city has not been immune from the cultural decline of families and resultant government dependency. Utah's capital (pop....
  • The Crisis Of The American Working Class

    11/04/2015 12:36:06 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/4/15 | Ben Domenech
    The disturbing evidence about the health of white middle-aged American working class, discovered and publicized this week by Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, is not tied to just one trend in the culture, policies, or economic factors at work within the United States. It is not the fault of one party or movement, but has multiple root causes. But it is something we all ought to be concerned about, both for the future fiscal and policy burden it represents, and for the broader lesson it tells us about how America is changing. The numbers clearly...
  • Is the ‘gay mafia’ behind the Synod on the Family?

    11/04/2015 4:51:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/15 | A Priest
    Is a homosexual agenda unduly influencing the outcome of the Synod on the family? It’s a question that needs to be raised because snippets gleaned from the Vatican in recent years seem to point in this direction... ...If this article has put the jigsaw together properly we must surmise that the sex abuse crisis is not over for the Church. The secular and Catholic media’s failure to report it accurately, and an over focus on paedophilia not homosexuality meant that sexually active gay men hiding behind dog collars remain free to betray their vows as priests. Having avoided exposure so...
  • Announcing My Personal Endorsement of Ted Cruz (Pastor Chappell)

    11/03/2015 12:15:18 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Paul Chappell
    Last week, I gave my personal endorsement of Ted Cruz for President of the United States, and he asked if I would describe why I have done so. (I'd like to note that this is my personal endorsement only, not a ministry endorsement.)We are blessed in this election cycle with multiple candidates whose campaign positions are conservative and value based. For that, I am thankful. But to me there are a few areas that set Senator Ted Cruz apart, and I am honored that he asked for my endorsement:He is a Christian. Being a Christian is not a requirement for...
  • Report: Married Parents Raising Children Best Bet for Economic Prosperity of Family, Society

    10/23/2015 6:11:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | October 22, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A report released by the American Enterprise Institutes Institute for Family Studies showed that strong families have a direct impact on the economy in the states where they live and work and that married parents raising children are better predictors of economic mobility, child poverty and median family income than other demographics such as race or education. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty and higher median family income at the state level in the United States, the report stated. Using data from...
  • Where Are the Christian Celebrities on Marriage?

    10/21/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Throughout history, and the world over, the union of one man and one woman is the foundation of every social institution. Strong and healthy marriages lead to strong and healthy families. Strong and healthy families lead to strong and healthy communities. Strong and healthy communities lead to strong and healthy churches, schools, businesses, governments, and so on. Whats more, marriage is the Crown of Creation. It is the priority relationship within the family, with all other relationships being subordinate, and functioning subject, to it. After our relationship with our Creator, the most important relationship in the universe is the relationship...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Why Are Married Couples With Kids Wealthier Than Other Americans?

    10/14/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 14, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the Census Bureau recently released its 2014 data on household income in the United States, the numbers once again pointed to a basic trend that this nation's liberal political and cultural elite has no interest in publicizing. Married people with children generally do better financially than other Americans. As previously noted in this column, this was true in 2013. We now know it remained true in 2014. The overall median household income in the United States in 2014 was $53,657. Female householders in a nonfamily household had a median income of $26,673, according to the Census Bureau's Table HINC-01....
  • Theres a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Wont Like It.

    10/13/2015 9:00:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Rob Myers ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rob Myers
    There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”You ready? Here it is:“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately...
  • A Documentary You NEED to watch - "Divorce Corp"

    10/13/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Short and sweet. If you have an hour and a half and want to watch something incredibly disturbing, go out on netflix or and watch an excellently-done documentary, "Divorce Corp". We all see the articles posted here periodically about the atrocities and oxymorons of "family court". This shows just how bad things really are in family court in America, and both men (usually men) and women too, can be royally screwed by this system. Family court is a money racket for the judges, the lawyers, and the often-demanded to be hired "experts". Sobering enough to make you not want...
  • Sister Lucia: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

    10/13/2015 10:11:44 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Rorate Caeli has released a translation of a remarkable interview, originally published in 2008, with Cardinal Carlo Caffara of Bologna. In it, he references correspondence he had with Sister Lucia, the principle visionary of Our Lady at Fatima: Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan. The battlefield is the family. Life and the family. We know that you were given charge by John Paul II to plan and establish the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family.
  • An Interview with the Progressive Mind

    10/12/2015 6:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Editor's Note: The following column is satire.To the limited extent they actually do, have you ever wondered how so-called “progressives” think? The progressive mind – let’s call it, “Progressy” – collectively hovers, like the Hindenburg, in that fantastical realm, that manmade utopia in waiting, that “fundamentally transformed” world that might only be, if … Hitler got it mostly wrong, Stalin, somewhat right, and Mao, with his “Great Leap Forward,” warmer still. Marx and Engels were red-hot-close, but, they, too, missed the mark, if only by an inch. Today’s hipper, gentler, more progressivish progressives are confident that, if we’d only give...
  • Cardinal: There is a lot of talk about compassision, ... But without truth, we are way off course.

    10/11/2015 6:26:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/12/15 | Daniele Sebastianelli
    Faced with the crisis in marriage and the family, answers can only come from the certitudes of the faith. This was affirmed by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, President emeritus of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, when he intervened at the Meeting Marriage and the Family. Between Praxis and Dogma in the Church, organized by the Lepanto Foundation and the Association Famiglia Domani which took place on the 10th of October in Rome at the Sala S. Pio X, Via dellOspedale. Among those participating were Monsignor Antonio Livi, Professor Roberto de Mattei and Professor Giovanni Turco. There...

    10/11/2015 4:51:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 11, 2015
    Last week cardinals and bishops attending the Ordinary Synod on the Family separated into thirteen small groups to discuss the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris and propose amendments to the document. The reports of their work, made public yesterday, reveal a striking failure to protect the family from the serious threats contained within the first part of this heterodox preparatory document. It is important to note that these reports are not the only documents that will be submitted to the commission that will write the final report of the synod (if such a report is written). The small groups...
  • When Black Music Was Conservative

    09/05/2015 1:42:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    City Journal ^ | 2015 (Summer) | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American musicespecially rap and hip-hophas become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists street credentials. The huge commercial success of casually sexual, scatological, and even nihilistic music feeds an impression that black music has always exhibited such qualitiesa cultural narrative dating back at least as far as the advent of Elvis Presley, who, it was said, sexualized popular music by incorporating Negro influences. In his classic book Black Music, the...
  • Bidden On 2016 Run:"The Most Relevant Factor"-Can My Family And I Undertake The Commitment

    09/04/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday evening at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, Vice President Joe Biden said he is considering running for president but added that the most relevant factor is if he and his family have enough emotional energy after the recent death of his son Beau Biden.
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Pew Research: U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families

    09/02/2015 11:40:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 09/02/2015
    When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families later this month, he will find a Catholic public that is remarkably accepting of a variety of non-traditional families, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that provides an in-depth look at American Catholics views on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity.Nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics say a household headed by a married mother and father is an ideal situation for bringing up children. But the survey shows that large majorities think other kinds of families those headed by parents who are single, divorced, unmarried or...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 28 replies ^ | 2/10/2011 |
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Liz Smith: I Think I Invented The Trumps Part II

    08/25/2015 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Aria · 10 replies
    New York Social Diary ^ | 8/25/2015 | Liz Smith
    by Liz Smith I THINK I INVENTED THE TRUMPS, Part II Liz began her sum-up yesterday of what she wrote when first meeting the Trumps. This analysis was published in 2000 in her memoir "Natural Blonde." The story will conclude on August 26th in this space. I noted that Donald Trump had attacked a paralyzed, stultified New York bureaucracy and given commerce, construction and business a real shot in the arm. I asked, "If you love democratic capitalism, how can you hate Donald Trump?" I spoke of the other ruthless tycoons I'd heard opine that Trump couldn't last. I said...
  • CPS Kidnaps 11 Children from Texas Homeschool Family

    08/05/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | August 5, 2015 | Health Impact News/ Staff
    Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a well-meaning couple, members of her oldest sons former youth group, didnt think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire. Has it really gotten to the point where a mother...
  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him (Obama's America - disgusting)

    07/31/2015 6:07:17 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 27 replies
    AP via ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the small town of Pryor, FBI spokesman Todd Palmer told The Associated Press. Their daughter, 26-year-old Jorah Shane, was shot in the back when she tried to run away, and she is recovering in a Billings hospital, the woman's aunt, Ada Shane,...
  • Happy Birthday to Robert

    07/30/2015 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I were parents of toddlers, preschoolers or elementary school children. Instead, we are about to enter our last year as parents of middle-school students and are just three years away from Maggie's departure for college. As seasoned parents, we now realize that having a child was just the beginning; raising a child properly requires a daily effort. In the early years, it's physically demanding -- bathing, clothing, feeding, picking up, etc. In the middle-school years,...
  • Barack Obama's brother says family disappointed at lack of visit (to ancestral home)

    07/24/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Telegraph.CO.UK ^ | 7/24/15 | Aislinn Laing
    Barack Obamas brother George has told of the disappointment of the US presidents Kenyan family that he will not be returning to his ancestral home. George Obama, the presidents half-brother, said there had been considerable excitement in the rural village of Kogelo, where their father hailed from, when it was announced Mr Obama was returning to Kenya. However, despite the promise of home-cooked food and a warm welcome, the US Embassy confirmed Mr Obama would remain in the capital during his two-day trip.
  • The West, the Family, and the Big Picture Which Side of History is the U.S. On?

    07/18/2015 4:06:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Colson Center's Breakpoint ^ | July 16, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    July 16, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- The world is leaving us and our values behind. If we don't get with the times, we may soon find ourselves isolated and irrelevant. If you think I'm talking about Christians and the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, think again. Of course, if you dont read international and Christian news sources, you probably didnt know that last week the UN Human Rights Council passed The Protection of the Family resolution. Not surprisingly, the mainstream U. S. media ignored the story. The resolution, approved by a vote of 27 to 14, urges member states...
  • Families Matter and Always Will

    07/13/2015 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 13, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    In a world where many live in urban areas with thousands passing them daily without a smile, a nod of recognition, a word of encouragement, or even a honk of protest, finding sustaining connections with people who care becomes increasingly important. Our families, when natural bonds are nurtured beyond the occasional get-togethers, can help provide that supportive community we so treasure. I’m writing this early in the morning, two hours before we hit the road in Rawlins, Wyoming. We’re returning home from our RV caravan from CA to Kirkland, Illinois and back. When my wife and I told others about...
  • UN passes unprecedented pro-family resolution, outraging sexual radicals

    07/11/2015 4:19:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2015
    GENEVA, July 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-family resolution has been passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva of “unprecedented” force and reach, thanks to a coalition of African and other developing countries, China and Russia and a support group of socially conservative NGOs.“This is unprecedented, a tremendous victory for the family,” Sharon Slater, the head of Family Watch International, told LifeSiteNews. “It is the first time ever in the history of the United Nations that a comprehensive resolution has been passed calling for the protection of the family as a fundamental unit of society, recognizing the...
  • We MUST support Casey Davis (Governor to Casey County clerk: Issue marriage licenses or resign)

    07/10/2015 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 16 replies
    Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ^ | 7/9/15 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won't call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour with Davis, who objects on religious grounds to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples The governor later released a statement saying he advised Davis that he respects his personal beliefs but he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The U.S....
  • Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes?

    07/09/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 07/07/15 | Kipp Robertson
    The city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, according to a draft letter from a Seattle advisory committee. If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the city's appeal, KIRO Radio's Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That's the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray's housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all...
  • Is that Progressive? Or regressive?

    07/09/2015 6:57:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Old fashioned religion with its eye on the ethics of responsibilities as well as rights helps keep our society strong by teaching family values-the value of family I recently listened to a programme on the CBC about the killing of twins in some Nigerian tribes. This has been going on for some time. I found references from the early 1990s In Abuja, it is believed that the birth of a set of twins is a sacrilege which brings misfortune both to the family and the village, they see twins as children formed by the devil and therefore are evil. They...
  • Fewer Traditional Values Means More Government

    07/01/2015 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 1, 2015 | Star Parker
    More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision. It would be nice to believe that the men and women who wear black robes and occupy seats on America's highest court are serious people -- or that they are wise. But going forth, unfortunately, it should be clear that the real thought leaders of America are in Hollywood, and that our Supreme Court, save three conservatives, is just a ship that rides the wave of public opinion. A good deal of the court's...
  • How Obamas New Overtime Regulations Will Make It Harder for Americans to Balance Work and Family

    07/01/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2015 | James Sherk
    Should salaried employees have to log their hours? President Obama thinks so. He just proposed regulations requiring salaried employees making less than $50,000 a year to track their work time. Most news coverage has not highlighted this aspect of the new overtime regulations. Unfortunately, they will reduce salaried workers flexibility without raising pay. Federal law guarantees hourly workers overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. The regulations currently exempt many salaried employees. Executive, administrative, and professional employees frequently get paid for the work that is done, not the hours that are logged. These employees get a...
  • Marriage: Where Do We Go From Here?

    06/30/2015 6:52:00 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 25 replies ^ | June 29, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    With a liberal court, we get the rulings we deserve. Or, in other words, elections have consequences. It's safe to say that without the election of Barack Obama, we would not have had to endure liberal Supreme Court justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor sitting in judgement of marriage. (Both appointed by Obama in his first term, and both voting to legally redefine marriage.) Of course, the election of a republican, especially the likes of John McCain, gives no guarantee of conservative appointments to the Supreme Court. However, justices Roberts and Alito, appointed by George W. Bush, both voted against...
  • Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church (Vatican-sponsored conference)

    06/26/2015 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    RobinsPost ^ | 06/25/2015 | Philip Pullella
    <p>Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We don't want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church," said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.</p>
  • For Father's Day, Counting Our Blessings

    06/20/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Editor's Note: A version of this column first appeared in 2004.I was swapping dad stories with a friend and laughing hard. Then my friend got quiet and said something that hit me hard. "God, I wish my father was still alive." I'm one of the luckiest sons on earth because my dad is healthy, and I pray he stays so for a good long while. But I wake in the middle of the night sometimes for a few moments, I don't remember where I am in time. Am I 20? 30? 70? And I worry. I worry about my...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives. Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh DSouzas first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • Father's Day: Being Raised Without a Father Is Not a Death Sentence (Great Article)

    06/18/2015 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    I wrote my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours," to personalize the biggest issue facing the country -- the growing number of fatherless homes, particularly in the black community, where over 70 percent of children are born to unwed mothers. Being raised without a father is hard. One is more likely to drop out, be unemployed or end up in jail. But it's not a death sentence. The book is about what my father faced and overcame: Only child; irresponsible, illiterate mother; never met his biological father; born in Jim Crow South; kicked out of his...
  • Cardinal: "What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over...

    06/16/2015 7:53:06 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 35 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 6/17/15 | New Catholic
    "Cardinal: "What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage."" A Cardinal tells: Sister Lucia wrote me On Feburary 16, 2008, Cardinal Carlo Caffara (Archbishop of Bologna), after a Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, granted an interview to Tele Radio Padre Pio, which was subsequently reported in the monthly magazine Voce di Padre Pio March, 2008 . Here are some significant excerpts. Q. Your Eminence, recently in Corriere della Sera you said that you had always had a great devotion to Padre Pio. Please tell us...
  • Children Taken From Parents For a Month For Waiting Alone in Backyard

    06/09/2015 5:03:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | June 9, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    There was a time not too long ago that parents could let their kids walk to school alone, take a solo bike ride around the neighborhood, and, once reasonably old enough, stay home alone. Those days are gone, and gone with a vengeance. This type of parenting, which was once considered the norm, is now getting kids taken away from their guardians, and parents locked up and treated as negligent criminals. The latest story comes out of Florida, where an 11-year-old boy, whose parents were delayed in traffic, hung out in his own backyard for an hour and a half...
  • Strong Families, Strong Country

    06/08/2015 5:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/08/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The breakdown of the family has been one of the most dispiriting changes over the past 50 years, and conservatives have rightly sought to combat it at almost every turn. That being said, in their efforts to encourage family formation and to keep families strong, conservatives have often focused on laws rather than economic policies. But its not an either-or. Its a both-and. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has rightly argued that human flourishing requires more than simply economic flourishing. He has pointed out that the conclusion from the majority of studies that have been done on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin Cafe ~ 5 June 2015

    06/04/2015 5:57:52 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 146 replies
    June 4, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • What to do when your own child is a sex abuser

    06/02/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life site news ^ | Lianne Laurence
    May 29, 2015 ( - In the wake of revelations that Josh Duggar allegedly sexually molested five minor girls four of them his younger sisters when in his early teens, many familiar with the evangelical Christian Duggar family and their ten-season-long TLC hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting are inevitably putting themselves in Jim Bob and Michelles shoes and asking: What would I do if faced with a similar situation? What should I do? Many parents and families are ill-equipped to respond when faced with such circumstances, leaving them frightened and uncertain about their responsibilities both to...
  • Is it time to 'abolish the family'? [Daniel 7]

    05/30/2015 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/29/2015 | MATT BARBER
    I appreciate it when leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say whats really on their minds. Progressives hate natural marriage. And they hate the natural family. But they do so love big government. In an article for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation titled, Is having a loving family an unfair advantage? Joe Gelonesi, host of The Philosophers Zone radio program, calls the natural mom-dad biological family a weathered institution ever more in need of a rationale for existing. While he admits that it may be premature to abolish the family and put children into care of...
  • A Modest Proposal for Education Reform

    05/28/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Before he passed away recently, John M. Templeton, the distinguished physician and philanthropist, questioned: "Should we tolerate a public educational system with its entrenched self-interest which virtually every inner-city parent knows is destroying any hope or possibility of their children achieving meaningful opportunity in a 21st-century economy?" A growing number of parents say no. Now critics of the public school system are coming forward with alternatives to it, and many of them are parents, often parents of disadvantaged students, usually parents that fear for the fate of their children in schools in the inner city. Stephen Moore, an...
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, theres a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. Thats when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. We are at a moral precipice. Americas Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didnt happen overnight. Its the rotten fruit...
  • I Don't Need No Daddy

    05/18/2015 6:30:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies ^ | 5-18-2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    It's been a troubling semester, but not because many of my students passively and/or actively resist the knowledge that I try to pass on to them. It's been frustrating not merely because government regulations and mandates have made me into a secretary filling out a myriad of online forms. It's been disheartening not only because leftist propaganda surrounds me and I am but one small voice in the academic desert trying to teach true American core values. No, it's been a sad and sometimes heartbreaking semester because many college students' assorted troubles are related to the fact that they are...
  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 7:24:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    A new report released by the Family Research Councils Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family. The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is one of the five least intact counties of America, along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn. The report cites studies indicating that children who grow up in intact, married families are...