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  • Bethany Christian Services Decided To Feed Foster Children To The Leftist Mob

    03/25/2021 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2021 | Paula Rinehart
    Bethany may renew their federal contracts by deciding to abandon Christianity in foster-care placements. But in the bigger picture, more abandoned children will run the streetsOn March 1, Bethany Christian Services sent shock waves through the adoption and foster care community with its landmark decision to place children with same-sex parents. There staring out from the pages of The New York Times stood the imposing figure of Chris Palusky, president of this historic Christian agency rooted in the Dutch Reformed world of Grand Rapids, Michigan.The news of surrender hit hard. Bethany, the ten-ton gorilla of adoption and foster care, and...
  • Report: Americans’ Obsession With Careers Is Contributing To Our Dangerous Lack Of Babies

    03/18/2021 9:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 18, 2021 | Joy Pulman
    What really predicted fertility, the authors find, are attitudes about work and family.The world’s richest countries typically have the world’s lowest birth rates. The highest-income people in those wealthy countries on average have the smallest family sizes. Those two facts conflict with the broad perception, especially among lawmakers, that Americans aren’t having babies because they’re worried about how expensive kids are. So may the results of a new study out today, which finds that the more career-oriented individuals and wealthy societies become, the more their fertility declines. “Highly work-focused values and social attitudes among both men and women are strongly...
  • Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Apologizes After Son Records Expletive-Laden Phone Call

    03/17/2021 10:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2021 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    "No father should speak to their children like this," Kerrion Franklin posted with the recording.Grammy-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin apologized over the weekend after his son posted a recording of a phone call in which Franklin hurled profanities and an apparent threat at his son. In audio of the partial phone call posted to Kerrion Franklin's Instagram account, the elder Franklin can be heard saying: "You need to get your skinny motherf-----g ass back out the g------ way before I put my foot in your ass." "I will break your neck if you ever disrespect me," he continued before seeming...
  • GAY THROUPLE: California Birth Certificate Lists 3 Dads as Parents

    03/02/2021 7:11:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 03/02/2021 | Caleb Parke
    While the media celebrates a gay, polyamorous throuple who was given legal custody of two children, a children’s rights activist says the California judge’s ruling sacrifices the kids’ wellbeing for adult desires.The three men – Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield, and Jeremy Allen Hodges – became the first to be listed as three dads on a birth certificate in a 2017 ruling.Best-selling author Todd Starnes warned Americans about a cultural free-for-all in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage.“The ultimate goal of the sex and gender revolutionaries is to destroy the traditional American family,” Starnes wrote in “Culture...
  • Why The Left Is Attacking Amy Coney Barrett For Adopting Kids From Haiti

    09/29/2020 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    When all of life is reduced to racial struggle, adoptive families are a threat. When rumors suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a particularly vile line of attack began to emerge from leftist activists and blue checkmarks on Twitter. While some of these tweets were later deleted or walked back, the left had tipped its hand: Barrett’s two young, adopted children are not considered out-of-bounds for witch hunts and smears. Nor was this line of questioning limited to Twitter, according to Diane Kunz of the Center for Adoption...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia ‘officially pushing for emancipation’

    08/22/2020 10:42:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 155 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2020 | 12:42am | Vincent Barone
    Kellyanne Conway’s Trump-hating daughter is apparently ready for a new family. “I’m officially pushing for emancipation. Buckle up because this is probably going to be public one way or another, unfortunately. Welcome to my life,” 15-year-old Claudia Conway tweeted Saturday night. Left-leaning Claudia has been openly feuding with her parents on TikTok and Twitter all summer, bashing them for their conservative views. At one point she urged progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to adopt her. Saturday’s tweet came alongside many more in which she penned her frustration over her mother’s work for the president, and over recent praise of her father,...
  • 11 Pregnancy Must-Haves And Other Recommendations From A Mom Of Six

    08/14/2020 12:16:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 14, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Pregnant women get lots of ads and advice, but I bet that almost none of the people making all the other lists have as much pregnancy practice as I do. Pregnant women get lots of ads and advice, but I bet very few of those giving it have as much pregnancy practice as I do. While our family of eight is a pretty normal size by historical standards and on other continents, itÂ’s not among comparatively much more wealthy Americans. That means I have almost surely had more babies than any of your friends or any other internet writer recommending...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...
  • How Black Lives Matter’s Hatred Of The Family Feeds Its Desire For Revolution

    07/18/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    By preserving culture and supporting children, the nuclear family consequently becomes the highest and most effective form of empowerment. By now, people are realizing that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is less an organization committed to improving the black community, and more a Marxist group exploiting racial tensions to push its agenda. According to a recent poll, “70 percent of respondents think that the movement has not improved race relations, with 38 percent saying Black Lives Matter has made race relations worse.” After so much agitation and protest, BLM has little to show for itself besides fomenting chaos in urban America...
  • 6 Ways To Raise A Patriot

    07/04/2020 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 4, 2020 | Rachel Campos Duffy
    6 Ways To Raise A Patriot WhatÂ’s the most patriotic thing you can do right now? Raise a patriot! One silver lining of recent political and cultural upheaval is that parents are finally waking up to the indoctrination of their children. IÂ’ve always known my kidsÂ’ schools were liberal, but it wasnÂ’t until COVID-19 homeschooling began that I discovered my sonÂ’s high school curriculum included Chinese communist propaganda videos. I sat at my kitchen counter with my jaw open as we watched an assigned video justifying and promoting the Chinese Communist PartyÂ’s inhumane population control policies with zero counterpoint...
  • You Can’t Fix Tough Adoptions With ‘Re-Homing,’ Only Faithfulness

    06/03/2020 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katy Faust
    We tend to think if the road is hard, we are on the wrong road. With adoption, the opposite is usually true: The road is hard because we are doing it right. Myka Stauffer of YouTube fame has “re-homed” her autistic, adopted Chinese child, Huxley. Stauffer became widely known in large part due to the video documentation of her adoption journey. Huxley’s emotional gotcha-day video has more than 5 million views.Over the following two years, Stauffer posted regular updates of Huxley’s progress, including his autism diagnosis and references to his therapy. A few months ago, fans started noticing Huxley’s increasing...
  • America’s Baby Crisis Is A Bigger Threat Than The Pandemic

    05/29/2020 7:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2020 | Nicole Russel
    Believe it or not, thereÂ’s something better than a grande Starbucks Frappuccino, an iPhone, or an afternoon reading a good book. As COVID-19 cases continue declining in many states, new threats are emerging: Alongside growing unemployment rates and an increase in depression, births are declining. According to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ’s National Center for Health Statistics, births in America are down to their lowest number in 35 years.Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, but that was still a 1 percent birth decrease and 2 percent fertility decrease from 2017....
  • What Mothers Need To Make Us Strong

    05/10/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies
    What Mothers Need To Make Us Strong When families are strong, the nation is strong. What makes families strong is love and that love is centred on the mother. Australia’s most conservative recent Prime Minister was a staunch opponent of unnecessary taxes. But he had his own proposal to tax big business to protect and nurture the family. He wanted every mother on incomes up to $AUD150,000 (much closer to $100,000 in US dollars on typical exchange rates) to be able to have 6 months fully paid leave to be with a new baby. The $AUD150,000 cap was reduced to...
  • Why Depressed Moms Often Depress Their Kids, And How To Stop The Cycle

    05/04/2020 6:22:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2020 | A.D.P. Efferson
    Carrying the weight of a parent’s unhappiness is a heavy burden for a child. It makes sense that children prone to self-blame would develop anxiety from their mother's depression. We’ve all heard the saying, “If mom’s unhappy, everyone’s unhappy.” I think it’s a little unfair to moms, but it’s meant as a playful way of saying what most of us have experienced at some point: Moms set the mood for the family. If mom is unhappy, the whole family feels it. Mothers wield tremendous influence in the home, and for most families this isn’t a problem.Moms can have ups and...
  • Harvard Law Prof Calls for Ban on Homeschooling, Saying It's 'Dangerous' to Leave Children with Their Parents 24/7

    04/20/2020 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/20/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    It's ironic at a time when 56 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that Harvard Magazine would publish an article calling for a ban on homeschooling. The article by Erin O'Donnell, headlined "The Risks of Homeschooling," sets up one straw man after another to make the case that the government must step in to protect children from their own parents—who are presumed guilty and ill-qualified to care for their own children. Elizabeth Bartholet, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, told the magazine that homeschooling deprives children of their...
  • Dispatches From Isolation Vol 5

    04/16/2020 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April16, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    This is the latest in a continuing series of thoughts, half-columns, policy observations, and parenting journals during life spent inside. It’s all very odd how normal this has becomeThe first time I wore gloves to the store I kept them in my pocket, determined to not need them. The idea felt weird. “What am I, Michael Jackson?” I thought. But sitting in the parking lot of the Safeway at 2:00 am (the best time to go, if your grocery store is 24 hours), I was uneasy: will I or won’t I? By the time I got to the automatic doors...
  • The Schoolwork My Kids Are Bringing Home Exposes Public Schools’ Radical Leftist Politics

    04/06/2020 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2020 | Beth Feeley
    Schools are likely to continue home e-learning efforts in the upcoming weeks as we continue through the pandemic. Parents, use this time to find out what your kids are studying. “Mom, can you look at this assignment?” A few weeks ago, before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic forced my school-aged children home, I looked at the homework sheet my high school-age child was referring to and quickly realized what prompted the question. The freshman world history reading assignment was about parents raising “theybies.” Scratching my head, I read through the assigned article, which included definitions such as “gender is a social...
  • 50 Cent slammed for joke about Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter and R. Kelly

    02/24/2020 2:08:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | February 24, 2020 | 12:31pm | Eileen Reslen
    The internet is not laughing after 50 Cent made a joke about Dwyane Wade‘s transgender daughter, Zaya. The “Power” producer shared a meme on Sunday that featured an image of Wade, 38, and R. Kelly during New York Fashion Week in 2016. A talk bubble above Kelly reads, “Heard you had a daughter now,” while one above the former NBA star reads, “U touch her I’ll kill ya.” “LOL NOW THIS SOME FUNNY S–T,” 50 Cent, 44, captioned the post. Kelly, 53, has been accused of sexually abusing several minors. He also faces racketeering, sex-trafficking and bribery charges in Brooklyn...
  • What Today’s Insanely Left Democratic Party Is Doing With Virginia Will Scare You

    02/07/2020 8:11:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 7, 2020 | Ashley Bateman
    Virginia Democrats mistake their legislative control as a mandate for extreme liberal social re-engineering — and it shows where the rest of the party is headed. For the first time in 26 years, Virginians voted a Democrat majority into both the state’s House and Senate. Four weeks into the General Assembly, the new majority is voting in laws restricting parents’ rights, removing religious protections, and disturbing rights traditional to Virginians.“The aggressive onslaught of hostile legislation is new this year,” said Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia. “Virginia has never even had a public policy discussion about forcing...
  • Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones

    01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2020 | Jeremia Keenan
    Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to 'affirm' her transgender male identity. Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father, Clark*, must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter Maxine*] as male,” and refrain from talking to the media about her case.The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention...