Planned Parenthood’s true colors are showing. They’re in the news this time because their website gives “guidelines” that instruct parents to teach their children, even preschoolers, that “your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.” They want to introduce the concept of transgender identity to a younger and younger audience—pushing the LGBTQ agenda. Among other things, it says, “Putting daughters in pink princess rooms and boys in blue sports rooms before they’re old enough to choose for themselves can send the message that they have to like certain things because of their gender.” Remember, Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., performing over 300,000 abortions annually. The thought of that alone is staggering—what a tragedy. Abortion is the murder of an unborn child. What kind of parenting is that?
This is my post from a group I belong to for the Waterford Weslyan Church.
Sorry for being first to post again and I promise I will edit out a lot of the notes I have been making but here goes. . .
How do we keep kids from falling away from the church? I’ve been making a lot of notes on this since I saw the video and the more I think about it the more complex the answer tends to be. This is just so complicated that I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer to this. I can only give a few examples of my childhood that I believe helped me over the years.
I was fortunate that both my Mom and Dad were active in our church and watching how they lived and treated people was certainly a big plus for me. I do think it is important that kids are exposed to church activities as much as possible; I remember going to our churches monthly covered dish or spaghetti suppers where we were around Christians of all shapes and sizes. I helped my dad most Saturdays take care of the church lawn and gardens; a simple thing but it teaches you how to serve the church and God.
When I was being shipped to Utapao Thailand in 1967 one of my moms relatives (Rev Thomas P. Dean) presented me with a small pocket New Testament and while I may not have always read it – I carried it with me wherever I went and still have it to this day and I take it out and thumb through it. It is little things like this that plant these tiny seeds somewhere in the back of your mind that help our faith journey.
Sometimes just being around the right mix of people makes a big difference. I remember when a group of men were talking after church and Manual Beito said to my dad “Henry, I’m a Cuban and you’re a Cracker and we are going to be friends”. That was the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
These are just some miscellaneous thoughts. I hope I haven’t bored everyone.
From Tea Party Nation
Jack E. Kemp
Old Walt Disney will be spinning in his grave.
What the little story below means – for those of you in Rio LInda – if a state upholds the right of any church to refuse to perform a homosexual wedding because it goes against Biblical teachings, that state will not have any future Disney corporation income from their filming movies within it. You see, according to the Disney corporation, if you punish Christians (and Jews, Hindus, Muslims, etc.) their right to uphold their religious practices, you are practicing “tolerance.” This is the same Disney corporation that fired American computer programmers to bring in lower cost foreign workers last year. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2915904/it-outsourcing/fury-ri…; Apparently the Disney corporation is also intolerant of people who pay full taxes in this country and were raised by people who did the same, often for 40-50 years and took their kids to see Disney films.
Notice the article doesn’t say that Disney will refuse to distribute its movies in Georgia if this bill passes and thus forego any income from people living in Georgia. But some of the comments to this story call for Christians to immediately start boycotting any and all Disney products. That might be tougher with small children, but it can be done. And Disney makes many films for grown up audiences that just might start showing a drop off in sales and rentals.
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Socialism says everything you have is ours and always has led to poverty. Christianity says everything I have is yours and has always led to prosperity. Socialism is a take away. Christianity is a give away. Socialism is control based. Christianity is love based. As America has turned away from God..government has become god. When America was good..America was great. We have ceased to be good and we have ceased to be great.