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  • School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games [and buttered popcorn and potato chips......]

    08/20/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Posted in Top Stories | 22 comments School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Aug 20, 2012 By Todd Starnes Attention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own Coke. The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property – including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips. Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus. The total ban on...
  • Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents

    08/18/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 31 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-17-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Toddlers and Tiaras- The exploitation of children by childish parents. The subject of discussion is this segment of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson.
  • Teens having less oral sex, study says

    08/17/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Monte Morin
    Kids today! Could smartphones and social media be distracting them from sex? A report on teen sexual activity released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics found an overall decrease in the practice of oral sex among 15- to 19-year-olds between 2002 and 2010. That finding reflected a similar decline in vaginal intercourse among the same group, according to health experts.
  • Leno's Law: Extra Parent Could Split Baby More Ways

    08/05/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    State Sen. Mark Leno wants California to recognize that a child can have "more than two legal parents." So he wrote a bill, SB 1476, which, he argues, wouldn't change the definition of a parent -- for example, live-in lovers would not qualify -- but would allow family court to recognize more than two parents only "when it is required to be in the best interest of the child." He stresses that if the bill becomes law, "none of our sponsors or supporters believe that this authority will be used very often." SB 1476 is for rare cases, Leno...
  • How pedophile trail led to a Largo man

    08/05/2012 3:25:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox
    LARGO — This is what the world saw: An emergency medical technician from Kansas who lived with his mother in a tidy brick house, where he helped her care for a 14-year-old boy. A stay-at-home dad who lived with his wife in California and built a jungle gym next to his home for the couple's two adopted children, 6 and 8. A puppeteer in Florida who performed in community centers, schools and churches and hosted kids-only pizza parties every Wednesday in his mobile home. Bruce Foucart, the special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, saw something else....
  • Healthier School Lunches Causing Headaches for Districts

    08/04/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Levittown Patch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Joe Dowd
    New federal demands for healthier school lunches are causing a summer scramble for Long Island school districts to meet the new demands. The real impact will likely be felt during the first weeks of school in September, when many kids begin to notice smaller portions of meat and increased portions of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Across the region, and the nation, districts are struggling with both the need to match new guidelines and to communicate the changes to parents and students. Districts are having to respond to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by President Obama and First Lady...
  • The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised 30 babies....

    08/03/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2012
    A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged. Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish. She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives. Her youngest son Zhang Qilin - now aged just seven - was found in a...
  • Convoluting Math - Betraying Our Children's Future

    07/28/2012 9:38:35 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 43 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-27-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    More woeful elementary core curriculum education news from the state of Oklahoma, and specifically in Tulsa and surrounding areas. Headline: Elementary Test Results Dip, and they have dipped "to the lowest rates in years." The good news is, about 24 years ago, Tulsa schools took 6th graders out of elementary schools and moved them into what was transitioning from Junior High School to Middle School. That bright idea is apparently now being corrected and 6th graders are moving back to elementary school where they are better served. The fact is, students across the nation are failing in mathematics and science....
  • What happens when you run out of other people's children to support you?

    07/28/2012 8:47:38 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/28/2012 | Moneyrunner
    In a lively panel Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, author Robert Zubrin compared Obamacare-related comments by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Nazi propaganda. Zubrin slammed Sebelius for promoting mandatory contraception coverage as a cost saving measure. “In testimony in Congress, Kathleen Sebelius actually said that Obamacare would save money — save the nation a lot of money,” Zubrin said, “because it would distribute contraceptives and thus reduce the number of births.” “The notion that by preventing children from being born we will save the nation money, this mirrors Nazi propaganda calling for euthanasia of ‘useless eaters’...
  • My quin-credible family (UK woman chooses to give all her IVF embryos a chance at life)

    07/26/2012 2:32:01 AM PDT · by Méabh
    Daily Mail ^ | Johnston | Jenny
    Technically, it is Jeanette Fardelin’s children who are the bona fide modern-day miracles. Conceived on the same day but born six years apart — thanks to the wonders of IVF and the deep freeze — the five Fardelin siblings are ‘quintuplets’ for our age. But any working mum spending an afternoon with Jeanette and her brood would leave their neat Liverpool home concluding that she is the extraordinary one. How does she do it? (And by ‘it’, I don’t mean pop out five matching babies in six years. That one can be scientifically explained). The result? Five little miracles born...
  • The Milk Wars: Should Milk Be Taken Off the School-Lunch Menu?

    07/24/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Time.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    (Updated) The war on milk has shifted fronts. First it was sugar-laden chocolate milk, which parents and school administrators battled in recent years to remove from school-lunch menus. Now, it’s plain old moo that’s under fire. On Thursday, a national doctors group petitioned the U.S. government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program, the federally assisted program that has provided lunch to millions of public school kids since 1946. The doctors’ reasoning: milk doesn’t help protect kids’ bones. The promotion of milk to help build strong bones in kids is, “in effect, the...
  • Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage

    07/23/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/2012
    The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A in a show of support for gay marriage, the creators of the puppet troupe said on Monday. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page. The Henson company, named after the creator of lovable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for...
  • U.S. Citizens Detained for Smuggling…Chocolate Eggs

    07/21/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 21, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    Justice prevails: two Seattle men were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …chocolate… into the United States. That’s right. These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our fair country. Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: choking hazards disguised as toys! How diabolical. And the worst part is, these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates to… their… kids. It’s a good thing Nanny Guvment is there to save us from ourselves. Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do. We might...
  • 'Obamacare' extends health care benefits to same-sex partners' children

    07/20/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/12 | JASON MILLMAN
    The Obama administration is giving a new health benefit to same-sex partners — and it’s built on one of the most popular provisions of “Obamacare.” On Friday, the administration published a proposed rule that would extend one of the health care law’s best-known provisions — allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 — to same-sex partners of federal workers.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and a Spirit of Confusion

    07/20/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 19, 2012 | Anthony Esolen
    “He is a liar and the father of lies,” said Jesus of Satan (John 8:44). They who are committed to holiness must be committed to clarity of intention and speech: “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil” (Matthew 5:37). The lie is the distinguishing feature of evil, because of its self-devouring commitment to what is not: it is an inner vacuity. Shakespeare’s villain Parolles identifies himself as a “corrupter of words,” and the sardonic Porter in Macbeth remarks wryly upon the liar who equivocates his way down...
  • ‘I don’t enjoy alien parasites’: Slate’s anti-child readers bare their narcissism for all to see

    07/18/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    live action ^ | 7/18/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Slate magazine, an online publication that caters to an upscale “pro-choice” readership, got what it asked for when it invited readers recently to rhapsodize about their self-induced sterility and willful barrenness. In a series of articles culled from responses emailed to Slate, the magazine gives us a glimpse of the mindset of the sexual narcissists who frequent its pages. Perhaps the most crassly frank of the responses came from one Heather Gentry, an unlikely resident of the family-friendly state of Georgia. In an article entitled “No Kids for Me, Thanks: I Don’t Enjoy Alien-Parasites,” Gentry calls pregnancy “unnatural and abhorrent,”...
  • Gay Couples Challenge North Carolina Law

    07/17/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17 2012 | Susan Donaldson James
    For nearly seven years, Dale Liuzza raised his son as the caregiving parent in a gay relationship. The boy was conceived through a surrogate, a donor egg and a mixture of sperm from both his dads. "We didn't know or care about the biology," said Liuzza, 31, and a behavioral therapist who works with autistic children in New Orleans. "I pretty much raised him. As far as I was concerned, I carried him." But when the men's relationship fell apart, his partner determined he was the biological father and took the boy out of state to Texas and eventually to...
  • Biden: "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable."

    07/12/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/12 | goprapidresponse
    Vice President Joe Biden at the NAACP conference says that "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable." (July 12, 2012)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHILDERMAS DAY, 07-12-12

    07/12/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-12-12 | CHILDERMAS DAY
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHILDERMAS DAY An old English name for the feast of the Holy Innocents, December 28. It is a Catholic custom for parents to formally bless their children on this day. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • UT investigates professor's study on children with gay parents

    07/11/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Tara Merrigan
    Allegations of scientific misconduct have prompted the University of Texas to investigate a professor's study that found adults with gay parents reported significantly different life experiences than the children of married, heterosexual biological parents. The study, authored by associate professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, made a splash when it was published last month in the journal Social Science Research. It has since drawn criticism from scholars at UT and elsewhere. Bucking the consensus of the past decade of scholarship that the sexual orientation of parents does not negatively affect children in consequential ways Regnerus found that adults with gay parents...
  • Has the normalizing of pedophilia begun?

    07/07/2012 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    Do people who rape children, or fantasize about sexually abusing them, deserve sympathy – because they were born with the brains of pedophiles? That’s the question a prominent scientist and a well-known anchor at CNN have asked in the wake of the recent Jerry Sandusky scandal. CNN recently featured a story by James Cantor, a homosexual psychologist and scientist at the Sexual Behaviors Clinic of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health who serves as associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. “It appears that one can be born with a brain predisposed to experience sexual arousal in...
  • Orphans Pictured Chained Up in China

    07/06/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Jul 2012 | Tom Phillips
    Authorities have suspended the director of an orphanage in eastern China after photographs showing two mentally disabled children shackled to furniture with metal chains were posted online.The scandal, the latest example of how the internet and social media have become powerful weapons against human-rights abuses in China, broke late last month when photographs taken at an orphanage in Cangnan county, in Zhejiang province, began circulating online. One image showed two boys, aged six and nine, eating from bowls while chained to a wooden bench with metal chains, rope and a blue bicycle lock. “Is it a welfare home or child...
  • California Considers Allowing Multiple Parents for Children

    07/05/2012 9:11:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    California is aiming to become the first state to allow a child to legally have more than two parents, after Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, proposed a bill that would eliminate the two-parents-per-child requirement. According to Leno, surrogate births and same-sex parenthood have created a new environment that has paved the way for nontraditional households, and the traditional two-parent family system is not the only one that can serve the community, Yahoo News reported. "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than 'Ozzie and Harriet' families today," Leno shared in an interview. The bill,...
  • Chained children in Chinese orphanage creates furore

    07/04/2012 10:16:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Agencies
    Beijing - A Chinese provincial government has sacked officials of an orphanage after reports that two mentally challenged children were found shackled there. Volunteers have rushed to help out at an orphanage in Cangnan county, in East China's Zhejiang province, after a child abuse scandal was exposed at the site, days after photos showed children constrained with chains and ties, the state-run Xinhua news agency has reported. A group of doctors have also offered health check-ups for youngsters in the orphanage where two boys were shackled with chains on June 29, Xinhua reported. The orphanage's director has been removed from...
  • California bill would allow a child to have more than two parents

    07/02/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 9 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/2/2012
    Beaver had June and Ward. Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet. Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child. When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon. State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing...
  • Big Brother goes on spanking binge; Government looking to usurp parental authority

    06/27/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Swatting little Johnny on the bottom to make sure he doesn’t try again to put a fork in an electrical socket soon could make mom or dad a criminal subject to the penalties of child-abuse laws in Delaware. And an international family rights organization says it not only opposes the idea, it will be working with state organizations to try to defeat the plan. At issue is Delaware’s Senate Bill 234, which has been approved by the Senate and now is working its way through the House. “Senate Bill 234, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (District 7), creates...
  • Foster kids would leave for school, detour to brothel

    06/27/2012 7:12:54 PM PDT · by miami33 · 9 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 6/26/12 | Carol Marbin Miller
    Authorities called a ring of child prostitutes drawn from foster care the victims of ‘professional predators’ who seek out vulnerable children to become sex workers. The teenage foster kids called their rendezvous with men who paid for their affections “dates.” Sometimes they had several scheduled each day. Their alleged handler, whom they called “E-Nasty,” or just “E,” would text the girls on the cell phones he provided them. “You’re gonna have some dates today,” he would say, a source told The Miami Herald. On days where the girls had a hectic schedule, they’d be driven to school in the morning,...
  • FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescued

    06/26/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/26/12 | Carol Cratty
    FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescuedBy Carol Cratty, CNN June 26, 2012 -- Updated 1457 GMT (2257 HKT) Washington (CNN) -- During a three-day law enforcement sweep targeting the problem of teenage prostitution, officers rescued 79 children and arrested 104 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday. U.S. Midwest in crosshairs of child sex trafficking fight Operation Cross Country 6 took place from Friday though Sunday with more than 2,500 state, local and federal officers working in 57 cities. FBI Acting Executive Assistant Director Kevin Perkins said the children law enforcement freed from their handlers...
  • Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

    06/26/2012 4:47:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class. Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women...
  • Women and Children First

    06/25/2012 3:53:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Mike Adams
    For decades, Democrats have had success in portraying Republicans as being a party of older white males. They have often portrayed us as insensitive to the needs of our weakest citizens – most notably women and children. Recently, President Obama played the latter card as he announced a new policy on illegal immigration. He predicated his announcement of amnesty for the children of illegal aliens by saying we are a “better nation” than one that deports innocent children. For a moment, I thought he said we were a “better nation” than one that aborts innocent children. Unfortunately, I was...
  • Toxic Public Pool Sends Kids to Hospital. Parents Want Answers

    06/23/2012 3:03:09 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Shine from Yahoo ^ | 06/22/2012 | Piper Weiss
    In Thursday's 90 degree heat-wave, Indianapolis' Garfield Park Pool seemed like the best place for locals to cool down. Then, in a moment, it became the worst. "Mayhem," is how the Indianapolis Star's reporters described the scene as hoards of young swimmers began vomiting. Lifeguards rushed to evacuate the pool, as the reported odor of sharp chemicals flooded the area. One mom on the scene described "an explosion of acid" rising from a once serene pool, though it's unclear what officially happened around 2 p.m. yesterday to sicken as many as 80 people, according to the Star's estimate.
  • The Body’s Protein Cleaning Machine

    06/19/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | CLAUDIA DREIFUS
    When Dr. Avram Hershko, 74, a biochemist at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and a winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was recently asked to name the most important fact of his life, he answered: “That I love my three grandchildren. For two, three days every week, I take them to dance class, sport and school. I am completely in their lives.” Among top scientists, responses to such a question might well focus on prizes they’ve won or the import of their research. For Dr. Hershko, whose family was separated and sent to forced labor in...
  • Study: Father's Day Must Be Every Day - Critical For Child's Development

    06/17/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 17, 2012 | Rebecca Matok
    Study: Father's Day Must Be Every Day - Critical For Child's DevelopmentBy Rebecca Matok Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- June 17, 2012 ... A father's love and presence is as important to a child’s emotional development as a mother’s, a large-scale study has confirmed. Investigating the cases of more than 10,000 sons and daughters revealed how a cold or distant father can damage a child’s life, sometimes for decades to come. The review of 36 studies from around the world concluded that a father's love is at least as important to youngsters as that of their mothers. Researcher Professor Ronald...
  • Can you stick with a task? On Father's Day, you might thank Dad

    06/16/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/16/2012 | Eryn Brown
    <p>Often, Father's Day finds children -- adult and younger -- reflecting on fatherly talents such as hot dog-grilling, tent-pitching and ball-throwing.</p> <p>But psychologist Laura Padilla-Walker and colleagues at Brigham Young University in Orem, Utah, suggest that a more important debt we owe Dad might have little to do with barbecues on a Sunday and a lot to do with persistence: learning how to tough it out when things get rough.</p>
  • Children playing with weapons distracts from Marine Week success

    06/16/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT · by Saije · 35 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 6/16/2012 | Mark Naymick
    One image sticks with me from Marine Week, the military celebration in Cleveland that wraps up tomorrow. It's not one of Marines in uniforms mingling in our bars and on our streets, or of their tanks and helicopters parked around downtown, or even of the somber evening taps ceremonies at Voinovich Park honoring the fallen. I keep coming back to the image of two girls, both 8, playing with shoulder-fired rocket launchers on Public Square. In this image, one girl's tiny hands are wrapped around the handle and trigger, her mouth propped wide open with laughter, her eyes closed. A...
  • Muslim Yelling "Allahu Akbar" Beheads His Wife In Front of Their Six Children Before Throwing Her

    06/04/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/4/12 | Pamela Geller
    Orhan Sircasi threw his wife's head from the roof of the apartment building, landing in the courtyard below (pictured) Orhan Sircasi threw his wife's head from the roof of the apartment building, landing in the courtyard below (pictured) After he lunged at police with the severed head of his wife he threw it from the roof of his five storey apartment building to the street below. He was overpowered on the rooftop in Berlin and taken into custody. Then officers entered the apartment in the Kreuzberg district of the capital to find the dismembered body of his wife and the...
  • Facebook considers 'friending' kids 12 and younger -- with parental controls

    06/04/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 4, 2012 | Helen A.S. Popkin
    It's no secret that Facebook is lousy with kids ages 12 and under — despite the social network's Terms of Service requiring members to be at least 13. What's more, several studies show that plenty of kids who lie about their age to join, do so with the permission of their parents, and even their help. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is exploring ways to give kids access while being mindful of government regulations and safety concerns: Mechanisms being tested include connecting children's accounts to their parents' and controls that would allow parents to decide whom their...
  • Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children

    06/04/2012 5:05:16 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 165 replies
    The American Dream ^ | May 25, 2012 | The American Dream
    Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children Do you believe that parents should be able to spank their children?  Do you ever express that opinion to others?  If so, then you could be sent to prison.  Sadly, that is exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently.  A minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave.  Please note that Caminiti was not accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone.  He was put in...
  • The Meaning of Same-Sex Marriage (Know the Enemy. Left claiming logic and reason)

    It wasn’t long after President Obama’s statement... When proponents of same-sex marriage offer theoretical arguments in favor of their position, they often rely on a legalistic view: they frame marriage as fundamentally a package of legal rights, benefits and obligations — which include hospital visitation rights and immigration rights for the foreign spouses of citizens, among others. This position insists on a basic condition of justice — legal parity and equality for men and women who choose a long-term partner of the same sex. ... Many opponents of same-sex marriage counter by arguing that this legalistic view omits the most...
  • Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet (new recruiting tool)

    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed. Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether. But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog BleedingCool.com. Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become...
  • Utah School Fined $15,862 for Accidentally Selling Soda at Lunch

    05/19/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    In order to remain eligible for federal subsidies for school lunches, officials at Davis High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, knew they weren't allowed to have active vending machines selling soda and candy in the school lunchroom during the 47-minute lunch period. But rules designed to keep kids from washing down their lunches with something fizzy can be tricky. That lesson was driven home when the state Office of Education's Child Nutrition Program hit the school with a $15,862 fine—75 cents per violation over the period of many months that it turns out students had been illicitly selling soda...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Child Sexual Preference

    05/15/2012 8:48:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 22 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 05/12/2012 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • Question about Secrets on Third Grade Test Defended

    05/12/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    New Jersey third-grade public school students were asked to disclose a secret about their lives and discuss why it’s hard to keep. Parents who raised objections over what possible relevance such a question could have for assessing a child’s academic progress were said to be “overreacting” by school authorities. “First of all, the answers to this question aren’t graded, per se,” explained Elinor Schnoop, spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. “A student can’t fail the test no matter what answer he or she gives. That’s not the purpose for asking this question.” The purpose is apparently “more socially...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • President Obama Evolved Poorly

    05/10/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Pastor Matthew ^ | 5/10/2012 | Pastor Matthew St. John
    With all do respect to President Obama, he is wrong on the matter of homosexual marriages. By finally coming to the end of his so-called “evolution” wherein he has discerned that there is room in our society for homosexual marriages, he aligns himself with three significant threats to society as a whole and personhood in general. First, homosexual marriage undermines the timeless and transcultural nature of marriage. When one puts forward the idea that marriage can and should be about more than one man in covenant partnership with one woman, then what is the end? Why not have three making...
  • Muslim site tells children become Muslim in secret, tell parents later

    05/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 5/10/12 | creeping
    Do you know where your children are? Where they are going on school class trips? What they are reading online? From a website called MuslimConverts.com: If you are a Small child you can still become a Muslim without your parents permission If you are a child you do not need your parent’s permission to become a Muslim. If you fear they may harm, you can become Muslim in secret and tell them when you are ready. What if their are no Muslims (or no Mosque or Islamic center) in your town Another common question is that there are no Muslims...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 10th, 2011 | Sharon Otterman
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Their communities, headed by dynastic leaders called rebbes, strive to preserve their centuries-old customs by resisting the contaminating influences of the outside world. While some ultra-Orthodox rabbis now argue that a child molester should be reported to the police, others strictly adhere to an ancient prohibition against mesirah, the turning in of a Jew to non-Jewish authorities, and consider publicly...
  • WND Helps Expose Child Porn Scourge on Facebook

    05/08/2012 4:43:39 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/08/12 | Gina Miller
    WND’s Chelsea Schilling is a brave lady. She courageously took an assignment to go undercover on Facebook to expose the darkest, most sickening aspect of that social network: prevalent child rape imagery and video. The result of her gut-twisting investigation is a four-part series being published this week at WND. Part one, titled, “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” was published on Sunday. For the many millions of Facebook users, this is new information. As Ms. Schilling reports, not many people are aware that this side of Facebook exists. She is shining the light on this depraved, criminal enterprise, and...
  • Generation XXX: 13-year-old boy sexually abuses 5-year-old sister thanks to porn, says therapist

    04/30/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When it comes to startling statistics, the hidden world of pornography consumption has them in spades. For example, every second, $3,075.64 is being spent on porn, while 28,258 Internet users are viewing it. As of 2006 Big Porn was more lucrative than Google, Apple, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo!, and Netflix combined. But perhaps the most startling of all is the age demographic: the largest group of Internet pornography consumers is between 17 and 12 years old. Therapists now say we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of the havoc wreaked on this “Generation XXX” as it...
  • Mona McNee -- Why She Fights For Phonics

    04/28/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 40 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | April 25, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For more than 40 years, Mona McNee has been fighting the good fight on behalf of intelligent reading instruction. She is the author of "Step By Step" (a phonics program) and "The Great Reading Disaster" (with Alice Coleman, 2007, 335 pages), which chronicles the incompetence of the UK's Education Establishment. I always think of Mona McNee as the Patron Saint of Reading.Mona has recently prepared a booklet called "Why Billy can't read," which sums up her message in 30 pages. You can find a pdf of this booklet, and as well her free phonics program, on phonics4free.org (link below). Mona...