Monday, March 10, 2014
There is growing unrest among many social conservatives who have traditionally been a part of the Republican Party.
Oregon, as Washington did in 2012, is looking to legalize so-called same-sex "marriage."
Unlike the Washington GOP which merely ran candidates who publicly supported same-sex "marriage" while claiming the Party supports traditional marriage, the Oregon GOP has dispensed with the double talk.
At their annual convention this weekend, the Oregon GOP officially endorsed a same sex "marriage" bill that will likely be on their ballot in November.
Not all Oregon Republicans are willing to make that compromise so an alternative state convention was called simultaneously in another part of the state, proclaiming their support for the Party's platform and their personal beliefs and commitment to social conservatism.
The "moderates" generally told the press they were glad the social conservatives were not there, some even mocking the conservatives.
The growing division between social conservatives--- people of faith, and the so-called Republican moderates is growing, not only here in the secular Northwest, but across the country.
That was evidenced in the CPAC meeting that concluded this weekend near Washington DC.
Why does the GOP believe that if they can move, or appear to move far enough to the left they can somehow begin to win rather than lose elections?
More on the Oregon Republicans and some observations.
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) which has just begun, is not offering a single panel or speaker for pro-life issues.
CPAC, which is supposed to be the preeminent annual gathering of conservatives in America, had earlier invited a national atheist organization, then because of considerable push back disinvited them, seems to have overlooked so-called social conservatives.
Not a single panel or speaker focusing on abortion, marriage, family or religious freedom.
Should conservative people of faith read anything into this?
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This week he became aware that the textbook, "It's Perfectly Normal," is available to his middle school daughter.
He is angry.
And he should be.
The textbook has been around for about 20 years, but each school year parents often become aware of it for the first time.
Public schools use it---or have it available.
Planned Parenthood promotes and places it.
Most school libraries have it.
Planned Parenthood and the book publisher claim it is "age appropriate" for children as young as 10.
It isn't. It isn't appropriate for children of any age, because it isn't educational.
It is an enticement for young children who are not sexually active to become so. For children who are sexually active, it is a enticement to sexual addition.
Parents and grandparents, beware.
Here's what you should know.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Disney has announced they will be dropping the Boy Scouts of America. No more donations after this year.
Disney has been directing about $4.8 million per year to BSA.
ALERT: The Home School Legal Defense Association put out this release yesterday afternoon regarding the Romeike family, which we commented on yesterday morning:
The Department of Homeland Security verbally informed Home School Legal Defense Association that the Romeike family is being granted indefinite deferred action status. The Department told HSLDA that this meant the order of removal would not be acted on and that the Romeikes could stay.
HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris was thrilled.
“This is an incredible victory that I can only credit to Almighty God. I also want to thank those who spoke up on this issue—including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made a huge impact. What an amazing turnaround—in just 24 hours,” he said.
Last year, you will recall, BSA was pushed by activists and corporations to "revise" their moral code, which they had held for more than 100 years.
After much conflict, BSA decided to work out a compromise on their moral revision. That way they felt they could please the donors and corporate leaders who were demanding they change their policy regarding gays in the organization, and also please those members who still wanted to hold the original moral code.
The compromise was that BSA would allow openly gay kids in the program, but would not allow openly gay leadership.
In addition to Disney stopping funding, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Major League Soccer, Merick, Intel, and UPS have also dropped their donations to BSA.
Because BSA didn't compromise enough.
Compromising moral standards or beliefs usually works out that way. At what point is compromise enough compromise?
Let me tell you about 15 year-old Andrew Orr and some of his peers who did not compromise their moral beliefs.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Although deeply disappointed, I'm not surprised.
The United States Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear the case involving the home school Romeike family.
The US Department of Justice argued with ICE that there is "no fundamental right to determine the education of one's children."
The US Government's argument, even more than the Court's denial to hear the case, reveals much about the beliefs of our own government and the present administration regarding our children. And the role of their parents.
And if anyone still believes public education is about "education" rather than "indoctrination," please read on.