Nothing opens your mind to new worlds and new possibilities better than a book. Stories can communicate ideas, themes, and lessons considerably better than a lecture does. Children love to act out the stories of their favorite characters, adopting their mannerisms and wishing to be them. You probably can think of a book that has impacted you deeply and maybe even encouraged you to change your behavior in some manner.
Posted in Education, Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture, next gen, Pornography, Sexuality
Tagged 1984, Age Appropriate Doesn't Mean Banned, All Boys aren’t Blue, Big Brother, book banning, children, Freedom, Gender Queer, George Orwell, Lawn Boy, LGBTQIA agenda, Moms for Liberty, pornography, public schools
The great evil in America for over two centuries was slavery and its ugly aftermath. Too many Christians for too long stood passive as Satan attacked the humanity of African Americans. Too few had the courage to do what Wheaton College founder, pastor, and tenacious abolitionist Jonathan Blanchard did. Here is but one example:
During their trip from Cincinnati to Galesburg, in order to observe the Sabbath as a day of rest, the Blanchard family took lodgings in a hotel in slave territory. On that Sabbath morning, just before breakfast, out in the back yard of the hotel, a slave
ICHE Legislative Days, especially Cherry Pie Day, is a proactive effort to remind our legislators--as well as our governor--that homeschoolers are very, very politically active, and we zealously protect our hard-fought-for homeschooling rights. It is a worthwhile investment in our children’s and grandchildren’s lives, as we remember that is much easier to keep our liberties than regain them once they are lost.
Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech — even advocacy of sedition or sodomy — and conservatives wanted government to restrain or limit it.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty
Tagged ACLU, Adrian Wooldridge, Brexit, Donald Trump, Freedom, Friedrich Hayek, Janus v. American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Liberalism, Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Opinion, SCOTUS, Stephen Carter, U.S. Constitution
Is it too much to ask people to listen politely to those with whom they disagree? I hope not.