HIRSCHAUER: A Salute To Good Fathers

Much has been written about the social ills associated with fatherlessness, and for good reason: without a father at home, children are four times as likely to grow up in poverty, twice as likely to be obese, are significantly more likely to be incarcerated and, for female children, to become pregnant as a teenager.

The absence of fathers in communities of all kinds has increased dramatically since the advent of the Great Society programs in the 1960s, but the spike has been most dramatic in the African-American community, where almost 77% of births occur out of wedlock and 66% of children are raised without fathers. Economists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, both African-Americans, have written extensively about the decimation of the black family that has occurred partially as a result of incentives created by the Great Society.

The tremendous surge in fatherlessness in families of all backgrounds has sent shock-waves through our political ecosystem. And while the causes of fatherlessness are myriad — irresponsible men, government programs incentivize broken families, the attempted estrangement of sex from procreation, and political parties that demonize masculinity as inherently “toxic” — the effects are not so varied. Broken homes, shattered families, and a culture bereft of meaning seem the inevitable fruit of widespread fatherlessness. If Daddy is not your father figure, someone or something else less desirable certainly will be.

For the men who stick around, the ones who take seriously the charge of raising their children, they deserve our society’s acknowledgement, particularly on Father’s Day. They provide a stayed foundation and role model for children in a way that no federal subsidy, no amount of “pre-Kindergarten education,” and no utopian policy could ever replace. […]


The Republican platform in Indiana continues to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Indiana Republican Party activists overwhelmingly voted Saturday to reaffirm language first inserted in their platform when Vice President Mike Pence was governor that defines marriage as a union “between a man and a woman”

“It’s very good news,” responds Micah Clark of AFA Indiana.

He tells OneNewsNow that party leaders wanted to remove the language and replace it with language about “loving adults” instead.

“And under the name of inclusivity or being inclusive,” he says, “they actually excluded 52 percent of the homes in Indiana headed by married couples.”

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Trump personally receiving Americans' prayers

Even though most Americans might believe that President Donald Trump is far too busy to read a note from them, one Christian’s story may work to change their minds.

Few people know that the president takes time every day in the Oval Office to pray – a fact that Tracy Bost found out in an amazing way.

Shortly after the 2016 presidential election Bost went to a conference that the newly elected president was attending.

“There was so much chaos outside the retreat center where the president was – the newly elected president,” the devoted Christian shared. “There were 600 rioters, and it was just awful.”

Then a thought occurred to her.

“We prayed as Christians that God would change the election, that God would open up a door for someone else to be elected – someone that He chose above all else,” Bost recounted. Read More →