Like Lisa, I am praying for you and Wendy, Dwight. I include your extended families in my prayers but mostly that both of you would be in the center of God's plan for your lives and have clear vision of what that entails.
I was very happy to be able to listen to the podcast as I am when I watch "The Glazov Gang" on YouTube. You definitely made me think.
So much to ponder in this podcast. Where to begin?
About Benghazi. I have had serious issues with how forgetful most of the American public have been about our failed protection of the four Americans including our ambassador in Benghazi and yet the Sandy Hook tragedy has been pushed to extreme measure. Is it just me, or has it been given much more air time also? I genuinely feel sorry for the families who lost children or loved ones at that school but the administration and the press are prolonging their grief and agony by using the survivors to push the gun control agenda. (I know firsthand what it feels like to lose a child suddenly and unexpectedly.) And because their grief can not be comforted but continues to be paraded for the purpose of disarming citizens, they continue to suffer. The devastation of Hurricane Sandy has been forgotten, too, and yet there are still those whose lives have been disastrously perhaps permanently affected by their losses in that catastrophe. The widows and surviving loved ones of the four men who lost their lives in Benghazi suffer in their grief in a different way: through non-disclosure and non-resolution of what happened to cause the tragedy.
As far as the destruction of the family: It is more than gay rights and the undefinition of marriage that is destroying the foundational unit of the family in this country. I believe the dissolution of the family is occurring through much more than that, a combination of many things, really.
We allow schools to teach sex education to younger and younger age groups. Schools freely give out contraceptives in high schools, in many cases saying because of student privacy issues, parents cannot be notified. By doing these two things, the message is clear to young people: you are nothing more than animals who cannot possibly be expected to be able to abstain from sex until marriage. (After all, we can't teach that mankind is the crown of creation. We have to equate mankind with all other animal species. Humans are no longer the only beings made in God's image because there is no God. We can teach Darwinism but not Creationism as fact in the schools.) It results in teen pregnancy, children having children and then foisting the product of their "reproductive choice" upon grandparents to raise. In some schools a school authority will even escort a student to get an abortion. (It happened up here in our small city.) When we are constantly bombarded with the message that the developing fetus is a "blob of tissue" (as I was told after my miscarriage of a three month old product of the love between my husband and me), an inconvenience that you can dispose of if you are not mature enough or financially secure enough to allow it to live, we allow the family to be destroyed. Having a child as a couple anymore is almost equivalent to the decision to buy a house and given the same amount of consideration.
Our own President not only speaks at a Planned Parenthood event but implicitly blesses the group who is the largest abortion provider in the nation. http://www.vnews.com/news/nation/world/ ... ical-fight
He approves of the morning after pill to be allowed to be sold to youth as young as 15 years of age. Once again, all that does is tells youth they cannot control their sexual urges. If you don't want the consequences of your actions to come to be, you can simply take something that prevents it. You don't have to take responsibility and you don't have to live with consequences. Simple, right?
We have also made divorce very easy. Instead of telling young couples to be very sure before they commit themselves to a marriage we tell them they can correct it if they feel they have made a mistake, and it doesn't matter if there are children already from that union. We are truly a nation of narcissists when divorce and abortion become the norm rather than the exception.
The importance of the father in shaping his children's character has been devalued. Mothers are important, too, but too often the father has been dishonored in the role he plays in his children's lives. We have a nation of young people who no longer know what a close traditional family looks like. How can they desire something good like that when they don't see an example of it in their lives?
As far as the one in four are homosexuals argument: It was based on the Kinsey Report which was based upon a study of the sexual behaviors of men in long-term imprisonment, hardly a random sample of the population. Yet this flawed study has been one of the bases by which the powers-that-be justify introducing students as young as possible to the thought they may be gay. Not only that but to say it is not a learned or acquired thinking pattern but congenital so who can argue with it? Equivalent to skin color as far as the granting of special privileges.
Why destroy the family as the fundamental building block of society? The minute you have a man and a woman in a marriage bond, they owe their allegiance to their God and to each other first and foremost. Destroy the bond between parent and child and you have children willing to turn in their own parents for violating their rights. In fact, you have children who no longer love their parents but see them as obstacles to personal freedom. Once that parent becomes incapable of living on their own, you can either shuttle him or her off to a facility or euthanize them. With no familial bond, allegiance can be given to the State. Gee, what form of government system espouses that?
Sorry for the long rambling post. I know there are things here which may be harsh to some but I was raised with a strong Judeo-Christian set of beliefs and I'm tired of being told it's wrong and intolerant for me to believe the way I do. Maybe I need better chill pills.
You're the best figment my imagination ever had.