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-A Feminist Perspective: ‘It Should be Illegal to Be a Stay-At-Home Mom’

by Dr. D ~ March 24th, 2017

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An Australian columnist claims that it would be better for the feminist cause and for the economy if all women were forced to have a career and if it was illegal to be a stay-at-home mom. Here ‘s the story from The Blaze:

Australian columnist Sarrah Le Marquand argued that choosing to be a stay-at-home mother should be “illegal” in an op-ed published this week in The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

According to Bloomberg, the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a recent report that there are consequences for the Australian economy because many women of child-bearing age are choosing to stay at home with their children or work part-time. …

She (Le Marquand) acknowledged that “the role played by parents in the early months and years following the birth of a child is vital and irreplaceable.”

But once a child goes to school, she argued, opting out of the workforce should no longer be an option.

     “Only when it becomes the norm for all families to have both parents in paid employment, and sharing the stress of the work-home juggle, will we finally have a serious conversation about how to achieve a more balanced modern workplace,” she said.

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Response: I thought it was a progressive feminist dictum that women should be free to choose? According to this writer all women should be forced to comply all in the cause of feminism and equality.

For ever experts have held that it was better for the children to be raised by a full-time mother, particularly in their younger years. But now this is looked upon by some progressives like Le Marquand as standing in the way of equality for women.

Also it is no surprise that it is supported by this feminist writer that the children should be surrendered to the schools. Many progressives believe that the state run schools should over-ride the rights and influence of parents and this is one way to accomplish it. Disengage the mothers by keeping them busy on a job and too tired afterward to be as effective as they should be in the lives of their children.

We now live in a time when gender roles are being confused and overthrown in many ways. Choices even against ones biology is now supposed to be accepted but if a woman wants to stay home and raise her children in a Christian environment that is a choice that many, including the Australian writer, would like to see outlawed.

Many women work because they have to and others because they want to. Regardless it should always be a choice and staying at home to raise their children should always be a respectable option.                *Top

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-Canada: New Law Against ‘Islamophobia’

by Dr. D ~ March 23rd, 2017

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Some are calling a new bill that passed today in Canada’s Parliament a ‘blasphemy’ bill to protect Islam against all criticism. Here’s the story from the Daily Wire:

On Thursday, backed by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, Canada’s Parliament passed M-103, a bill focused on condemning “Islamophobia.”

The bill reads:

     The government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada …

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Response: The problem with the bill is that ‘Islamophobia’ is not clearly defined and it is left to a committee to determine how the Canadian government should proceed in its opposition.

Plain old racism and religious discrimination are already covered by Canadian law and were obviously added to this bill just so folks could not claim that it is all about giving Islam a new special ‘protected’ status. I wonder what this bill would do if anything about the Montreal Imam calling for all Jews to be killed? A clear example of racism and religious discrimination but not Islamophobia. Islamophobia might come into play if someone dared to criticize the Quran text used by the Imam.

In the end, eliminating supposed Islamophobia is undoubtedly going to be all about limiting and curtailing free speech when it comes to Islam. Similar to the religious ‘blasphemy’ bill that Muslim nations are trying to get passed in the UN.  Meanwhile it will still be ‘open season’ on conservative Bible believing Christians in liberal Canada.              *Top

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-Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017

by Dr. D ~ March 17th, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017. Here’s our traditional post for this holiday- “The Real Story of St. Patrick”:

The Real Story of St. Patrick

image Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A day to go to your favorite pub, eat corned beef and cabbage and wash it all down with plenty of green beer. Oh yes–a day of parades and celebration of Irish nationality.

But who was this St. Patrick anyway? A man born into a Roman Christian family in Wales around 385 AD with a given name of Macwyn Succat. He didn’t make it to Ireland until he was kidnapped at 16 and enslaved by Irish bandits. After six years of service he heard a voice from God instructing him to escape slavery and make it back home.

He did miraculously escape and went on to study at a Christian seminary to become a Priest. Then had a vision from God to return to Ireland as a missionary.

There were really no Christians at the time in Ireland and he singlehandedly established the church in that country while refusing tribute and support from the noblemen and kings. He converted and baptized thousands of pagans, and ordained hundreds of Priests and set up an untold number of Christian communities and churches.

He is recognized by all major Christian churches–Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican since he ministered before the church divided into all the different denominations we have today. So Protestants have just as great a claim on him as Catholics. And those of us who have Welsh blood running through our veins have as much right to claim St. Patrick as any Irishman.

Rather than a day with a built-in excuse to get drunk, I believe that it is a day for Christians to celebrate the reality and continual miracles of the Christian faith. A day to celebrate that God continues to give visions and directions to missionaries even today.

St. Patrick transformed an entire nation bringing the Gospel to an Island in darkness. Missionaries today continue to leave the comforts of home and family to spread the word of Jesus Christ to every nation in the world.  That is the real legacy of Macwyn Succat also known as St. Patrick.                *Top

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-On Religious Freedom: Hypocritical College Culture?

by Dr. D ~ March 14th, 2017

According to the college students in the video above, business folks should have a right to turn down providing services and products which may conflict with their political views, Muslims also should have the freedom to choose, but Christians not so much? From Faithwire:

A conservative law firm recently sent an interviewer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to speak with students about their views on business owners’ freedom to opt out of providing services based on their worldview — and the results were fascinating.

The interviewer started out by asking a number of people whether fashion designers should have the right to refuse to work with First Lady Melania Trump, as some have opted to do, to which they answered affirmatively. …

From there, the conversation turned to the rights of a Muslim singer to refuse performing at a Christian church. … with responses ranging from “I guess so” to definitive “yeses.”

But the interview subjects changed their tune — or at the least seemed stumped — when the scenario turned to a Christian photographer who did not wish to participate in a gay wedding.

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Response: This really does follow the current PC liberal/progressive cultural dictum in America. This was done at only one university but I believe that it does reflect the current cultural environment and PC thought on colleges campuses all across the country:

Businesses should have a right to choose whether or not they sell Trump’s clothing, and obviously Muslims should not be forced to do or handle anything that is opposed to their religion. But conservative Christians who do not want to be involved in anything that is contrary to their religious beliefs are now considered nothing less than bigots and discriminators and the Constitutional defined religious liberties should not apply to such.

That is the new progressive perspective taught in our schools and these students are just regurgitating what they are constantly hearing on campus and in classrooms. So ideological freedom is sacrosanct and religious freedom applies to American Muslims but not so much to evangelical and conservative Christians.                 *Top

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-Wyoming: Judge Censored for Refusing to Conduct Same-Sex Marriages

by Dr. D ~ March 10th, 2017

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A municipal judge has been ‘censored’ by the Wyoming State Supreme Court for merely saying that she would refuse to conduct same-sex marriages. Here’s the story from NBC News:

The Wyoming Supreme Court Tuesday censured a state judge for publicly stating  her refusal to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, citing religious objections.

By a 3-2 vote, the court said Ruth Neely, a magistrate in the small northwestern Wyoming town of Pinedale, violated the state’s code of judicial conduct.  …

The state’s judicial ethics commission recommended that Neely be relieved of her position as a magistrate after she told the local newspaper that she would "not be able to do" marriage ceremonies for gay couples.

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Response: Note that this censor was based upon an answer given to a question by the local press. The judge did not actually turn away a same–sex couple but merely said that she would based upon her religious beliefs.

Note also that the Wyoming judicial ethics commission wanted her to be fired. However the state Supreme Court did give her an out by saying that she could refuge to do any marriages of any kind and that would be acceptable.

Now here is my question- now that the US Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal will there now be a ‘religious test’ for judges across America? The Wyoming judicial ethics commission obviously thinks there should be. This will not be the last Christian judge to get in trouble over this issue. Watch for LGBTQ activists to try and ‘expose’ every conservative Christian judge they can find in the future.               *Top

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-Pope Francis: Drop Your Cellphone and Pickup Your Bible

by Dr. D ~ March 8th, 2017

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This pope rarely says things that we agree with, so when he does you can count on this website to carry it. File this under ‘culture and religion’ and ‘Signs of the Time’- From CBS News:

Francis urged a packed St. Peter’s Square following his weekly Angelus blessing Sunday to give the Bible the same place in daily life as cellphones, asking:

     “What would happen if we turned back when we forget it,  if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones.”

A study last year by the research company dscout found that the average smartphone user spends 2.42 hours on their device each day — no doubt significantly more time than many spend with the Bible.

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Response: Wow, I wonder if I am not guilty of this and I study the Bible daily but check my cell all day long. Next time you are in a long line or waiting for a doctor’s appt. check out what everyone is doing these days. Years ago everyone use to have their noses in magazines but that is no longer the case.

Of course I do have my favorite Bible app on it so there you go! Signs of the time for sure.                *Top

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