Parental rights

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The Briefing 11-01-13

Indiana Court to decide: “What exactly constitutes a parent?” Belgium considers extending euthanasia to children and Alzheimers patients; Most catastrophic loss of wealth in history?…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-10-13

Obvious research alert: Parenting is exhausting and highly rewarding; When governments prey on their own citizens: Casino gambling predatory on the poor; Dogs are people…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-13-13

Theology matters: Pope Francis says salvation can come through “obeying conscience”; Abortion celebrated in NY Times wedding announcement, and in our society; Arsenio Hall: An…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-12-13

Russian President speaks to the American people about the Syrian conflict; Britain’s shift toward approval of same-sex marriage and away from marriage; Transgender student seeks…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-04-13

Copeland “health and wealth” ministry refusal to vaccinate connected to measles outbreak; Parents should not be scandalized when entertainment industry attempts to be a parent…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-29-13

President Obama’s MLK speech shifts segregation from race to economics; Fort Hood shooter Hassan sentenced to death; School, and culture, growing increasingly hostile to boysRead this essay →

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The Briefing 08-22-13

Baseball player murdered by bored boys “for the fun of it”; Worldview Reveal: More parents allowing teen couples to have “sleepovers”Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-21-13

NJ gender therapy ban far more sweeping than first appeared; In 11 states, those on minimum wage make more than teachers; Oklahoma judge blocks law…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-20-13

Gov Christie bans sexual orientation therapy: “If born that way, hard to say its a sin.”; Worldview Reveal: Blaming increased cost of adult consumption on…Read this essay →

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Where Homeschooling is Outlawed — Asylum?

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike may have been considered outside the norms of civil society in their native Germany, but not in Morristown, Tennessee, where they...Read this essay →

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Where Homeschooling is Outlawed — Asylum?

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike may have been considered outside the norms of civil society in their native Germany, but not in Morristown, Tennessee, where they...Read this essay →

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Mandatory Sex Education for Ten-Year-Olds? Yours?

The International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] has a plan for your child -- and for every young person on earth. The influential group is calling...Read this essay →

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Seen But Not Heard?

Whatever happened to being seen but not heard? Diana West asks that question in a recent essay, noting that there has been a massive shift...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Seen But Not Heard?

Whatever happened to being seen but not heard? Diana West asks that question in a recent essay, noting that there has been a massive shift...Read this essay →

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The Blessings of Discipline in a Child’s Life

Hilary Stout of the New York Times has recently written a piece on parenting titled “For Some Parents, Shouting is the New Spanking.” Why has...Read this essay →

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Parents, Obey Your Children?

Literary critic Lionel Trilling once referred to "the dark and bloody crossroads where literature and politics meet." In reality, almost all literature is political in...Read this essay →

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Banned Book Week – Parenting at the Mercy of the Local Librarian

Banned Books Week is this week in America, trying to draw attention to the dangers of limiting access to all types of information.  But are...Read this essay →

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Why Moralism Is Not the Gospel — And Why So Many Christians Think It Is

One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. "I am amazed that...Read this essay →

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Is Spanking Taboo?

New Zealand has voted on a referendum on their law against spanking. The verdict? Parents in New Zealand want the right to spank their children...Read this essay →

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When Medicine and Faith Collide — What About the Child?

Recent cases involving parents who claim a religious reason to refuse medical treatment for children have cast this issue back into the Public Square --...Read this essay →

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Parental Authority and Sex Education

The cultural divide is often nowhere more evident than in debates over parental authority and sex education in public schools. On today's program, Dr. Mohler...Read this essay →

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When Religious Liberty and Parental Authority Clash

The story of a family who refused to provide medical care to their diabetic daughter on the basis of religious conviction has garnered media attention,...Read this essay →

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Spare the Rod? America’s Parents Just Won’t Get With the Science

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Spare the Rod? America’s Parents Just Won’t Get With the Science

Alan E. Kazdin is a frustrated man, and it's America's parents who are frustrating him.  These parents are, of all things, prone to use an...Read this essay →

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Spare the Rod? America’s Parents Just Won’t Get With the Science

Alan E. Kazdin is a frustrated man, and it's America's parents who are frustrating him.  These parents are, of all things, prone to use an...Read this essay →

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California Prop 4: Abortion, Parental Authority, and Child Safety

Voters in California are now accustomed to a long list of ballot initiatives every election season, some more noteworthy than others. This November, Proposition 4...Read this essay →

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Raising Children in an Affluent Society

Americans have never lived in a period of greater and more widespread affluence. But how does this unprecedented level of affluence impact the Christian family?...Read this essay →

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Godly Parenthood in the Local Church

What are the biggest challenges facing Christian parents in local churches? On today's program, guest host Russell Moore discusses this question with Amy Laura Hall,...Read this essay →

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Another Chilling Precedent — A Court Undermines a Parent

A recent court decision in Canada should send chills down every parent's spine. The ruling is so out of bounds that the news story sounds...Read this essay →

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