A social conservative advocacy group is warning that the Washington state public school system plans to begin teaching elementary school students the basic concepts of gender identity and gender expression.
Citing an article published by The Daily Caller, the Family Policy Institute of Washington is stressing to parents that come the 2017-2018 school year, their kindergarten students will be subjected to a new set of health and physical education learning standards adopted by the state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in March of this year.
According to the standards, a "core idea" for health education is teaching children of all grades about "self-identity." The document lists, in the form of a table, different concepts that children of each grade level should be able to comprehend. more >>
The American Family Association says Target is refusing to listen to millions of consumers who have signed a pledge to boycott the company's transgender bathroom policies, and has announced a new initiative in that effort.
"Because Target will not budge, neither will we," Walker Wildmon, assistant to the president, wrote in an update on Tuesday.
"This week we are announcing a new initiative to the #BoycottTarget pledge that seeks to add 50,000 potential Target shoppers to the pledge. While we are grateful for the over a million that have pledged to boycott Target, we know there are millions more that have the same sympathy but haven't signed the pledge," he added. more >>
The government is failing to resolve issues like the achievement gap and economic stagnation because it is ignoring "politically incorrect" solutions, argues a scholar who specializes in education.
William Jeynes, a professor of education at California State University and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, recently spoke on these matters at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Titled "A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Academic & Behavioral Outcomes," the presentation focused on parental involvement on student achievement. more >>
The best way to deal with someone who won't take responsibility for their actions is to confront them and pray for them, the Rev. Billy Graham advises for Christians who are seeking conflict resolution.
Graham, a renowned evangelical pastor, wrote in a recent post for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that although dealing with someone who won't take responsibility for their actions can be very frustrating, it is important to continue communicating with them and offering love and prayers for them.
The evangelical leader points to the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-13, where Adam blames his sinful actions on Eve and God instead of taking responsibility for them. more >>
Popular worship leader Israel Houghton has had quite the rough ride after announcing his divorce earlier this year. But in a new social media post, the singer reveals that his new girlfriend, whom he calls his "best friend," has been there for him through it all.
"A friend loves at all times..." Houghton posted a picture of himself and Bailon sleeping on each other along with the scripture Proverbs 17:17. "She @adriennebailon is my best friend. Wanna know why? Because, in times of adversity & storms she loved me AND my flaws," he captioned the photo.
Christians often feel stressed because they have not fully surrendered their life to God, says Pastor Rick Warren, who urges people to read Proverbs 3:5-6 which reads: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths."
Warren, senior pastor of the popular Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, explained in his daily devotional on Thursday that there are moments in life when believers struggle to fully surrender to God, whether it be financially or in personal relationships. And this unwillingness to surrender leads to more stress.
"Some of you have not surrendered your relationships to God. 'I know I should forgive that person who hurt me, but I'm not about to forgive them.' That's why you're under stress," the evangelical pastor explains. more >>