As you will read below, the event was successful on many levels, but I wanted to give you a realistic and brutally honest, thorough assessment. In particular I want to discuss the missing seventh question.
Recently Glamour magazine, you know the one that gathers dust in nail salons across America, held their annual Woman of the Year awards ceremony. Drum roll please. … And the 2015 winner is Caitlyn Jenner. (Stunned silence ensues as women all over the nation throw up their hands in surrender.)
Stealth Christianity is certainly what culture and even the US government is pressuring believers to embrace today. County clerks, judges and local officials are confronted with the dilemma today when faced with their entanglement in Supreme Court sanctioned same-sex "marriage." The most public of cases is a Kentucky clerk named Kim Davis.
Twenty: the number of minutes that Esther had to meet her husband before she was engaged and married off by her parents. Seventeen: the age that Esther was when she was married.
Rape. As a mother about to send her only daughter off to college, this is one of my biggest fears, and it is something we all hope that our loved ones will never face.
Unfortunately, not all mothers are comfortable with the fact that their sons are "Wild at Heart" to quote a popular book. Not every boy is wired the same, but there are certainly some God-given, innate characteristics within most boys that we may not understand, but that we can celebrate and channel into positive, productive purposes.
While the Republican Party is far from perfect, it is currently the political party that polls show most closely matches the core policy beliefs of values voters: evangelical, "born again" Christians and Catholics. According to pollster George Barna, there are 77 million "born again" evangelical and Catholic voters in the United States, but only about 30.6 million of them voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.
What can you get for $10? In America, you can purchase birth control. In the regions controlled by ISIS, you can purchase a woman.
A two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice's horrible assault on his then-girlfriend is a joke. I think we all agree on that. And yes, it was a joke before the second video surfaced. The first video showed him carelessly dragging her tiny, unconscious body out of an elevator and laying her on the floor.
Dear Washington, Where do I start?
Hollywood might have called it, "Revenge of the Nuns." But this isn't Hollywood. This is reality. Real people, real women, fighting back against the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) attack on religious liberty, a right to which women have equal claim to as men.
So it sounds like all is well with the world (well, in the reality television world anyway), now that Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family has been restored to the A&E family. However, something changed. The controversy sparked a national discussion in a way about which the Ivy League educated writers from The New York Times could only dream. Who knew a scruffy hunter from Louisiana could capture the attention of the nation so intensely.
In an address to the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden called out the Tea Party as an impediment to the administration's progress. Biden spoke to the women's group and urged them not to let the mean old Tea Party wreck their "collective agenda." I am still wondering if he meant "collective" or "collectivist."
All too soon, young adults between the ages 18 and 34 will learn the hard lesson that there are no free rides, especially when it comes to government welfare programs.
Let's see: Britney, Lindsay, and now Miley. Disney produces human train wrecks, and then MTV slaps the faces of American parents as they parade their freak show of objectification in front of our kids. Shame on them -- and on us -- for funding it.
When 26-year-old Megan graduated from the university with her Master's in International Affairs, she had big career aspirations. But after two years of job hunting, she finds herself working as the manager of a women's retail store and living with her parents just so she can make ends meet.
There is an old song, "The eyes of Texas are upon you." And today, the eyes of the nation are on Texas as it grapples with the consensus on regulations for abortion. At last's nights rally on the steps of the Texas State Capitol, thousands of people linked hearts and voices to support the pro-life bill HB 2.
The Supreme Court is reviewing challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. And pastors and conservative politicians are stuck in a game of "Would You Rather?"
Instead of taking responsibility for the culture of death surrounding abortion, advocates continue to justify their gruesome agenda by blaming their long list of casualties on the same individuals they criticize for embracing state protocols whose very purpose is to save lives.
Let me humbly admit that I may have had a Starbucks latte in my hand on the morning my staff told me the unfortunate news. Starbucks doesn't want my money anymore.
I was recently confronted with what some believe is a shift in public opinion on the issue of traditional marriage.
We've learned that if you cleverly craft a bill's title to include women, puppies, or kids, convincing members to vote against it will be as hard as getting a straight answer on Benghazi. And that's exactly what happened Thursday. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed and anyone who wasn't paying attention is probably overjoyed that it sounds like Congress finally defended women.
Most of my Catholic and Anglican friends are busy observing Lent these days. We Evangelicals don't usually do too much other than anticipate the arrival of Passion Week, Good Friday, and of course, Easter Sunday. Fasting for Lent isn't something we usually observe, because for one thing, we Evangelicals insist on either going all in or not participating at all. I mean, seriously, you want us to choose only one thing? Sorry. We can't seem to grasp the idea of giving up just coffee when the other option is food of all kinds and all liquids except for water. We're the "all-or-nothing" bunch.
The all-out war against God's model for marriage and sexuality is at its apex. Just as we submit our Supreme Court "friend-of-the-court" briefs in support of marriage today, homosexual activists are putting enormous pressure on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to finally embrace homosexuality by allowing homosexual leaders within their ranks.
We heard so much about the so-called "war on women" during the last presidential election, with both parties pointing the finger at the other. However, there is a real opportunity for Congress to protect American women before they leave for the Christmas break, and yet, the House and Senate are too busy haggling over the details to get it done.