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Why Hobby Lobby is not about women’s health

July 8, 2014 | Author:

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The Supreme Court voted 5-4 early this week that the closely-held private companies Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties are not required to provide certain forms of contraception to their employees—specifically, those that the companies’ owners believe act as abortifacients.

The White House—and media sources—immediately responded to the Court’s ruling by decrying that it “jeopardizes” women’s health. Sandra Fluke at the Washington Post opined about something she called the “current reproductive rights environment,” arguing, “Opponents of reproductive rights are trying to limit access to comprehensive women’s health care from all directions.”

Amy Davidson at The New Yorker wrote that in this case, “Women’s health is treated as something troublesome—less like other kinds of health care, which a company should be asked to pay for, than as a burden for those who have to contemplate it.” President Obama’s press secretary announced that the President would work with Congress to ensure that the women employed at these companies “have the same coverage of vital health services as everyone else.”

Let’s ignore, for the moment, the fact that our highest Court is now ruling on such extremely private and morally charged issues as birth control. And let’s put aside the weirdness that is our health system, in which insurance is somehow supposed to be involved in your decisions about whether or not to have a baby.

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Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms – Homeschool

July 7, 2014 | Author:

Great on many points but we beg to differ on many.

Step one: Homeschool

Boys have little patience for wasting their lives putting in their time and working counter-intuitively to their calling and purpose. Schools are the factory of feminism. Boys who don’t sit well with this are normal. No wonder they are treated like defective girls.  (more…)

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Over 60 Nigerian Girls Escape Boko Haram Captors

July 7, 2014 | Author:

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(Photo: REUTERS/Erik De Castro) Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica’s College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls in Manila, June 27, 2014. More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest outside their campus aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria in April by Boko Haram militants, a school official said.

More than 60 girls and women kidnapped by armed men from Nigeria’s Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram a fortnight ago have managed to escape, officials said. However, over 200 other girls who were abducted separately about two months ago are still captive.

A local official from the Chibok area of the northeast state of Borno told The Associated Press Monday that he can confirm that the women and girls escaped Thursday and Friday. He said he had sent his representatives to talk to some of the girls.

The victims were kidnapped during a raid on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state on June 22, as the terror group supposedly sought to pressure the government to secure the release of its militant fighters.

“Over 60 women were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists,” a local vigilante leader, Aji Khalil, told Agence France Presse earlier. “They were forcefully taken away by Boko Haram terrorists. Four villagers who tried to escape were shot dead on the spot.”

Another vigilante leader, identified as Abbas Gava, in Borno state’s capital of Maiduguri told the AP on Sunday that he heard from other vigilantes in the area that 63 women and girls managed to escape while the armed men from Boko Haram were attacking military barracks and police headquarters in Damboa.

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Family Meals: Why Eating Together as a Family Is So Important

July 7, 2014 | Author:

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The research is shared often: kids who eat family meals together are more likely to do well in school, make healthier choices, feel more connected with their families, sense that their parents are proud of them, and have a more positive outlook on life.

In their book The Hour that Matters Most, Les and Leslie Parrot state:

Study after study shows that the more often families eat together, the less likely the kids are to smoke, drink, do drugs, get depressed, develop eating disorders, become overweight, and consider suicide.

Those are the studies, but here is the reality: eating together as a family is challenging!

Between busy schedules, cranky kids, and exhausted families, flipping on the TV or feeding the kids before sitting down as a couple is often easier than establishing a regular time of eating together as a family.

In our home, my husband’s work schedule changes from week to week, and we have a new baby.  As a result, regular mealtimes are a challenge for us!

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Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?

July 5, 2014 | Author:

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So long as fashion trends exist, Christian women are called to be self-consciously aware of the changing forms of sexually promiscuous dress. Clothes must be chosen, not merely on the basis of whether other women will find an outfit “cute,” but whether the message the clothing sends to men is sexually restrained. None of this is easy or convenient, but obedience to God is never easy or convenient.

For men to show God-glorifying self-control over their eyes and for women to show God-glorifying self-control over their wardrobes, both require obedience to God with greater motivations. Pure hearts are behind pure eyes (Matthew 5:28) just as internal modesty is behind external modesty (1 Peter 3:1–6).

In the end, the ultimate question is this: What do we treasure?

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Psalm 33:12

July 4, 2014 | Author:

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4th of July Sale at Western Conservatory.com!

July 4, 2014 | Author:

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In honor of our nation’s birthday, The Western Conservatory of the Arts & Sciences is offering you 20% off all their American history resources! Also, they have an exciting announcement about the return of The Original Blue Back Speller, the book that helped build the most literate nation in the history of the West, just in time for Independence Day. From now until July 8th, you can get this important book for 20% off!

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Visit the Western Conservatory for the Arts and Sciences for excellent educational resources!

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July 3, 2014 | Author:

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Independence and the Family

July 3, 2014 | Author:

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THEODORE DALRYMPLE’s observations of Great Britain (which he recently shared at Hillsdale College) are sadly true of America as well:

“. . . the notions of dependence and independence have changed [in Britain]. I remember a population that was terrified of falling into dependence on the state, because such dependence, apart from being unpleasant in itself, signified personal failure and humiliation. But there has been an astonishing gestalt switch in my lifetime. Independence has now come to mean independence of the people to whom one is related and dependence on the state. Mothers would say to me that they were pleased to be independent, by which they meant independent of the fathers of their children – usually more than one – who in general were violent swine. Of course, the mothers knew they were violent swine before they had children by them, but the question of whether a man would be a suitable father is no longer a question because there are no fathers. At best, though often at worst, there are only stepfathers. The state would provide. In the new dispensation, the state, as well as the television, is father to the child.”

R.J. Rushdoony: “The family is a very powerful institution, with a capacity for survival and revival which has outlasted empires. Nations which work to destroy the family succeed thereby in destroying themselves. The state then perishes, and the family survives.

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BUILDING THE MACHINE – The Common Core Documentary

July 2, 2014 | Author:

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Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim: Newborn Daughter Is Disabled After Prison Childbirth In Shackles

July 2, 2014 | Author:

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was recently released from prison after facing the death penalty, now says that her newborn daughter is physically disabled after she was forced to give birth in jail while in shackles.

Ibrahim, who is currently trying to leave Sudan after being freed from prison, spoke for the first time about the May 27 birth in a recent interview with The Guardian. At eight months pregnant, Ibrahim had been sentenced to death for apostasy and adultery due to her Christian faith. She was then forced to give birth while shackled in the Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North Khartoum, Sudan.

Ibrahim, who also has a 21-month-old son, now says that because she was forced to give birth while her legs were shackled, her daughter, Maya, was born in an unconventional position and is now physically disabled. Ibrahim added that it is unclear at Maya’s young age if she will need assistance for walking when she grows older.

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Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

July 2, 2014 | Author:

We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life.

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This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”.  Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as “media and social networking power”. 

One gets the sense that we are encouraged to idolize these people.  Wealth and fame are incredibly seductive, and have become the holy grail in our modern religion of self-worship. Beyonce, JayZ, Dr. Dre, Ellen DeGeneres, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, etc. are among our new saints – even though many of them are anything but.

The longer I am a parent, the less I understand our fascination with celebrities. Being a parent, I think, opens your eyes to what is really important in life – things like unconditional love, selflessness and stability. Yet, the celebrity culture seems to turn everything on its head: what is essential for a happy life is not valued, while the less important things – such as wealth, fame and beauty – are touted as the only way to happiness.

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1 Samuel 12:20-22 King James Version (KJV)
And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart; And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.

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The Marriage Vow

July 1, 2014 | Author:

In an age when the divorce rate among Christians differs in no respect from that of unbeliever, to the shame of the church, we seem to have forgotten what a vow is. A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing what it means to an older generation to promise “For better or for worse…”

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The story of the marriage of my grandparents is not a happily-ever-after one. My grandfather was an extremely difficult man to live with in his youth – a wild and angry man, a drinker. Then after he repented and settled down, my grandmother suffered repeated cancers and back surgeries. They did not abandon each other through these challenges, though. They did their duty, paid their vows – for themselves, for the Lord, and for us. They have lost almost all of their many siblings to death, helped a daughter through becoming a young widow, and loved and shepherded us all through heartbreaks, health breakdowns and job losses. Now in their eighties, my grandfather has Alzheimers’ and his health has declined to the point that he needs constant help.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘Victory for Religious Freedom’

July 1, 2014 | Author:

WASHINGTON — In a victory for Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that profit-seeking businesses such as the arts and crafts chain can hold religious views under federal law.

The Oklahoma-based company is owned by the Green family, who are devout Christians. They said Obamacare’s mandate requiring they provide insurance coverage for all forms of birth control violates their religious rights.

The court agreed.

“RFRA applies to regulations that govern the activities of closely held for profit corporations like Conestoga and Hobby Lobby” and the “HHS contraceptive mandate substantially burdens the exercise of religion,” Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

“The government has failed to show that the contraceptive mandate is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest,” Alito said.

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Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Coup

July 1, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s note: The gap between home school students and government schooled students will continue to widen as Common Core wreck havoc on the minds and souls of the children in our nation.

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates & Michael Bloomberg InterviewThe story about Bill Gates’ swift and silent takeover of American education is startling. His role and the role of the U.S. Department of Education in drafting and imposing the Common Core standards on almost every state should be investigated by Congress.

The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and — working closely with the U.S. Department of Education — impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal. A Congressional investigation is warranted.

The close involvement of Arne Duncan raises questions about whether the law was broken.

Thanks to the story in the Washington Post and to diligent bloggers, we now know that one very rich man bought the enthusiastic support of interest groups on the left and right to campaign for the Common Core.

Who knew that American education was for sale?

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