While many in the media might never report on it, there is some significant opposition to redefining marriage among some homosexuals. For example, not long ago in France, thousands of homosexuals joined in with 100,000 French citizens to protest the unraveling of marriage. They explained that marriage was for men and women. Children need a mom and a dad more than they needed or wanted to mimic heterosexual marriage. Of course there are the extreme opponents of marriage of all sexual desires who reject the monogamy and exclusivity of marriage, but there are also more rational reasons not to tear down the logical gender boundaries that have existed in marriage for thousands of years. The following is a well thought out defense of natural marriage by an openly homosexual man. Read what he says here: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/im-gay-and-i-oppose-gay-marriage
On February 6, 1977 after losing a close presidential primary race to Gerald Ford, who later lost to Governor Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, much of the Republican party and certainly the conservative movement was written off by the media. As we know today, Ronald Reagan came back to win big in 1980 followed by an enormous historic landslide in 1984. Before that occurred, Reagan spoke to a group called CPAC and laid out his principles and a course for the future that is remarkably relevant in 2013. For example, Reagan observed,
“Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation. Families — not government programs — are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages are perpetuated, our laws are observed and our values are preserved.Thus it is imperative that our government’s programs, actions, officials and social welfare institutions never be allowed to jeopardize the family. We fear the government may be powerful enough to destroy our families; we know that it is not powerful enough to replace them. The New Republican Party must be committed to working always in the interest of the American family.”
Read his full speech here: http://reagan2020.us/speeches/The_New_Republican_Party.asp
Call it a symptom of postmodernism (truth is relative to the individual) or moral confusion, but there is definitely a danger to a society when common sense disappears. What was recently considered bizarre is seemingly becoming more normal and what was once normal, and even virtuous, becomes the object of scorn or a target of government intervention. Columnist Robert Knight warns of the bizarre becoming routine and the danger that such confusion poses to innocent children, families and our moral fabric in his article.
In the Bible, a once notorious murderer informs a first century church that certain people cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Everyone who read his words knew of his past. How comforting must it have been when he informed them but this was no longer true. (“Such as were some of you, but you were washed and sanctified.”) Obviously, change has been around for thousands of years. Why then is it so difficult for certain segments of society to deny human change. A renowned psychologist explains this factor and his observations here: http://narth.com/2013/09/why-gays-cannot-speak-for-ex-gays/#more-3361
It would be nice to assume that our elected officials have our best interests as a motivator of what they do. Yet, when it becomes obvious that enormous bills pass through Congress, unread by many members, and the consequences of bills enacted appearing seemingly as a surprise, one has to wonder if political games and considerations outweigh the public good. The following is an article listing 100 unintended consequences of Obamacare., which reveals how, even before being fully implemented, the Affordable Care Act is impacting the economy with actual examples of the harms to employers and their employees.
When the term conservative is raised, who comes to mind? Perhaps, if there are two grandfathers of the modern political conservatism movement they would be William F. Buckley, author, TV host, and publisher of National Review and President Ronald Reagan. Yet, who would they look to as their ideal conservative. It is highly probable that they would have suggested influential author and political theorist Russell Kirk. In 1953 it was Kirk who penned, “The Conservative Mind” which is considered a foundational part of the modern conservative movement. Though you may not have read anything like this since your college days, Kirk’s 10 Conservative Principles is well worth studying, and still highly relevant today. It also reveals that many who claim the label of conservative, or claim “x” to be a conservative issue, fall far from being a true conservative individual or cause.
America throughout our history has been known throughout the world for freedom. What would the reaction be if the government suddenly began to force Amish to drive cars; feminists to listen to Rush Limbaugh; Muslims to own pigs; Jehovah’s Witnesses to say the Pledge of Allegiance; vegan’s to eat hamburgers, or the NAACP to accept racist skinheads as members? Something would clearly have gone very wrong and off track from what our founder’s envisioned. Yet, similar assaults on liberty are not speculation, they are already occurring. This article points out that contrary to what many claim, the push for same-sex marriage seriously endangers our historic freedoms.
An interesting development is occurring in Ohio after one of its largest pro-life chapters finally got feed up with liberal politicians who claim to be pro-life while they seem to undermine the family and supports for the life movement with their votes or actions elsewhere. If there is one area in which pro-life leaders should be able to agree with abortion advocates it should be on raw abortion numbers and demographic data. Married women seldom turn to abortion during an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy. Planned Parenthood’s research arm recently observed, “married women are significantly less likely than unmarried women to resolve unintended pregnancies through abortion.” It would seem then that promoting or preserving marriage might be a conversation life groups should consider.
Read more here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/is_the_pro-life_community_being_split_by_liberal_republicans.html
As they open their new A&E TV season with a record setting viewership numbers of nearly 12 million Americans, Duck Dynasty appears to have struck a nerve of appeal and even normalcy that a core segment of Americans seem to long for once again. The reality show portrays the interactions of a family of long haired, camo-wearing guys who run a duck call company in Louisiana. What drives and forms the family is their clear and obvious Christian faith. Still, with each new season, more people seem attracted to the show. The show’s huge popularity has led to large sales of T-shirts and several books from family members. One of the many unique regular characters on the show is Uncle Si who often offers his words of wisdom and sayings. In this article, Uncle Si explains what truly drives him.
This fascinating “man on the street” interview video of college students, professors and even scientists is remarkable. We often take what we were taught in school or what our culture tends to adhere to as solid indisputable fact, but is there truly any firm basis for such things? Many people, who deny the existence of God, also deny having “faith” in something else. Yet, as this video reveals, they may trust reason, logic or science in the same way they disparagingly think people adhere to religion. Take a look at this thought-provoking video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U0u3-2CGOMQ#at=128