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.
This article references cyberbullying and the company that an LA school district hired to monitor students social media. Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior
Jason Morgan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student earning his doctorate there, has told his supervisor he objects to the school’s mandated diversity training for teaching assistants (TAs) because leaders of the first session he attended essentially called him – and the whole class – racist.What’s more, the next session – on how to support transgender students – is something Morgan said he cannot support, as it runs in direct contradiction to his religious beliefs.The letter, sent by email Sept. 22, states all new TAs in the university’s history department are required to attend one orientation session, two training sessions, and two diversity sessions. Morgan, in his letter, called the first of the two diversity sessions, held Friday, “an avalanche of insinuations, outright accusations, and suffocating political indoctrination (or, as some of the worksheets revealingly put it, ‘re-education’) entirely unbecoming a university of our stature.”
In an interview with the Connecticut Mirror, Sandy Staub of the American Civil Liberties Union said: “Let’s stop the wave of creating these cyber-bullying laws for a few minutes and think about how we can both protect students and speech rights at the same time.”
The Speech Code Report
says infringements on free speech are increasingly coming from policies on bullying.
“The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses, reveals that more than three-fifths of the 409 colleges and universities analyzed maintain policies that seriously infringe upon the free speech rights of students.”
Stop Panicking About Bullies (April 2, 2012)
Nick Gillespie contends that there is no “bullying crisis,” and that the panic over this issue is diverting our schools’ money, time and personnel away from education – all in the name of this supposed crisis.
Coming to a district near you? Dayton’s bogus bill bullies us all. Call your principal and tell them not to cower under bullying by the state and stand up for what they already know. Every school has an anti-bullying policy and they are working. The Minnesota School Board Association opposes this bill.
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.'”