The following articles are posted to help keep you informed regarding issues that affect children. The content may not reflect the views of the Mn Child Protection League but are relevant to the protection of children.
As skeptics in Ireland feared and the naïve in the United States are now realizing, “marriage equality” inevitably leads to the push for “family equality” through third-party reproduction. [Read more.]
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to rein in the threat-delivering, home-invading, kid-grabbing enforcers from Child Protective Services who each year target for investigation millions of children based on false and unwarranted claims, many of which are anonymous. [Read more.]
Hoping to make parents the arbiter when medical professionals disagree about the care of a child and to avoid the repeat of a saga that embroiled the state’s child protection department and a family from Connecticut, lawmakers on Wednesday pushed for “Justina’s Law.”
In preparation for this piece, I spent some time on YouNow. I wasn’t required to sign in to watch live streaming broadcasts. I watched a girl who looked like she was 12 (she said she was in 6th grade) tell everyone watching what time zone she lives then a few seconds later-what state she lives in. The consequences of this kind of disclosure are unfathomable; especially to a 6th grader. I watched a 14 year-old girl walk around in her underwear complaining about how much she hates wearing pants. I watched a young boy, who looked to be about 13, describe his struggles with mental health and suicidal tendencies. I watched another boy–maybe about 15 years old– describe the merits of selling methamphetamine. [Read more.]
Jamie Dornan, after spending months immersing himself in the story and the character of Christian Grey, still has absolutely no idea why anybody would ever actually like the books – and kind of, sort of, possibly thinks that maybe the same dynamic could be at work as what made Hitler a thing: or at the very least, has been forced to fall back on sheer blind faith that the fans of the books have actually found something positive in them.
Fifty Shades of Grey is (if the trailer is a true representation, I will NOT be wasting my money on this movie) nothing more than a slicked up, graphically stunning porno flick.
Hollywood’s idea of love perhaps, but certainly not real love. Love as it was intended.
We know that we will not stop the rush to the movie, but with two more sequels coming behind it, maybe we can change the culture just a little and save individual minds, existing relationships, and relationships to come.
Parents, get ready for questions. As release of Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 nears, an aggressive marketing campaign is underway romanticizing sexual violence.
The blend of chivalry and abuse in fictional Mr Grey is hazardous to our flesh and blood boys, fueling the already epidemic of mistrust, misunderstanding between the sexes.
Dr. Grossman provides additional examples of dangerous ideas promoted by the film.
Fifty Shades of Grey: Excluding hard pornography, Dr. Grossman believes Hollywood has never produced a film so hazardous to young women.
Dr. Grossman urges moms and dads, guardians and grandparents: no matter how awkward it is, to speak to your children about intimacy – what it is, and what it is not.
Exclusive: Matt Barber taught his children to love their friends with the truth
“A major pedophilia scandal is currently rocking British society, in which as many as 20 prominent politicians, judges and other members of the British establishment are suspected of having abused children in the 1980s and 1990s as part of a pedophile ring. The victims were among society’s most vulnerable, being mostly boys from state children’s homes. And such abuse, it is suspected, may have been going on for decades.” [Continue Reading]
“The world has rightly been shocked over revelations that big name entertainers like Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile have been found guilty of horrible child abuse crimes. But sadly this is really just the tip of the iceberg it seems. Not only is pedophilia an ongoing problem, but the worst bit is how many are actually trying to justify all this.” [Continue Reading]
Truth: Transgender Tyranny article Tranny Tyranny
Great commentary in the Star Tribune: Antibullying Bill Raises Troubling Questions
Eagle Forum recently published this article about how anti-bullying programs don’t work and are being linked to teen violence and, in some cases, self-harm.
“I was bullied as a child. I learned that most bullies are cowards, and by the time I was 12 I had set multiple bullies on their heels….” Anti-Bullying
The lives of children are too precious to be misrepresented, or worse, exploited by irresponsible journalism.
This article references cyberbullying and the company that an LA school district hired to monitor students social media.
An article by Laurie Higgins, of the Illinois Family Institute, on what is really behind the anti-bullying bills.
The Speech Code Report says infringements on free speech are increasingly coming from policies on bullying.
Stop Panicking About Bullies (April 2, 2012)
Should the definition of bullying include “hurt feelings”?
Redefining bullying is in Gov. Dayton’s bogus bill.
“Goertzen also demanded that an amendment to the legislation must be a clarification of Bill 18’s vague definition of bullying, which includes any behavior that causes ‘fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress, or other forms of harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation, or property.'”
“Goertzen’s amendment proposal would define bullying as behavior that ‘places a person in actual or reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property.'”