Louisiana Governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is continuing to voice his growing outrage over the Common Core state education standards, which the federal government played an influential role in encouraging most states to adopt.
Speaking at a Thursday luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. hosted by the American Principles Project, a conservative organization rallying opposition to Common Core, Jindal argued that the Common Core standards stand against American values and causes local communities to lose control over how they educate their own children.
Although Jindal initially supported the Common Core standards when they were first introduced in 2010, in the last year he has flipped sides and now strongly opposes it. Many pundits claim that Jindal's recent switch on Common Core is due to the fact that he is trying to jockey for support in the upcoming 2016 elections by appealing to many Tea Party and social conservative voters who also oppose the standards. more >>
Jayde Gomez reads her Bible, is creating her own devotional and prays daily, but the self-proclaimed "good Christian" wasn't beyond facing temptations with eight girls picked to live in a house in Cabo, Mexico, to film Lifetime's "Preachers' Daughters."
The hit network docu-series, may have taken nine girls to Cabo to do missions work in the third season of the show, but it also presented the daughters and granddaughters of preachers with the temptations of partying, drinking and sex. In a promotion for the third season of the show, Lifetime's Preachers' Daughters Twitter account questioned if Jayde, 20, would uphold her morals on the show where she seems to stand out as the good girl among some rebellious pastors' kids.
"Jayde is quite the angel. Will Cabo make this good girl go bad?" the twitter account questions. more >>
A devoutly Christian couple has been found in California after fleeing their home in Washington state amid an ongoing custody dispute with Child Protective Services and their three children have been removed from their care less than two months after they regained custody.
Erica Carey, 29, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting police after she and her common-law husband, Cleve Goheen-Rengo, 23, were stopped at a gas station with their 3-month-old twins, Moran Kai and Daniel, and 1-year-old son, Levi.
The children were removed from the couple's care for two months last year following welfare concerns from Child Protective Services. While they regained custody in December 2014, new welfare concerns were again raised last month before they fled. more >>
As children move though the teen years they desire to pole vault into independence. This, mixed with a bubbling set of hormones and an ever-expanding understanding of society, can make fathering teens one of the hardest, emotionally charged tasks for God's man.
Yet, it's critical to "lean into" these years versus withdraw and not allow the pace of life or teenage attitudes to create detachment. Here's why: this is when your children are in the "red zone" of identity and it is your responsibility to bring them into the end zone of adulthood.
Unfortunately, reading between the lines of the following news reports, many teens suffer from a lack of fathers leaning in and taking their roles seriously resulting in unintended but very real suffering. Check out these national headlines from the last year, along with "My between the lines" take: more >>
I have been shocked and surprised to read in comments by Christians about the 50 Shades of Grey book and film that the Bible supports married couples doing whatever they want in the marriage bed – thus giving divine approval to BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism) between consenting spouses. Often cited is the KJV Bible version of Hebrews 13:4: "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" - as though that verse supports such a notion.
Let's look more carefully at Hebrews 13:4 before letting that pass, for it has been the justification for all sorts of abuse and other perversion in the marriage bed over the centuries. Hebrews 13:4 is actually saying just the opposite of "husband and wife - do what you will in your sexual relationship". The Greek word "amiantos" actually means "undefiled in the sense of being kept pure" and most decidedly NOT in the sense of "do whatever sex act to each other that you both agree to". It is saying that the marriage bed is to be kept pure from defilement, not "given a license for defilement". Just because two married people agree to defile one another does not mean that it is biblical or in any way healthy.
BDSM, anal intercourse (sodomy) or anything else that damages the body is a gross defilement of the marriage bed and God's intent. Any proctologist or urologist will tell you that anal intercourse always causes damage to the body of the recipient. It goes against the natural design of the body and is a breeding ground for disease. more >>
A Texas megachurch pastor, two Christian authors, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation have joined the chorus of critics speaking out against the new "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, claiming that the erotica story does more harm than good to women.
Fifty Shades of Grey, dubbed "mommy porn" by some, is about the "unworldly, innocent" Anastasia Steele's sexual relationship with a "beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating" Christian Grey. Anastasia discovers that Christian's "singular erotic tastes" help her to explore her own "dark desires," according to publisher Vintage Books' description of the 2012 title. The characters' sexual intimacy is marked by bondage, sadism, and other aggressive elements.
The book, originally self-published as an electronic book by author E.L. James, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Promoters of the film adaptation have been pushing the project as a great option for Valentine's Day, since it premieres on Feb. 13. The official "Fifty Shades of Grey" Facebook page has more than 7.8 million followers. more >>