by Jennifer Kabbany
LOS ANGELES – One of the largest public charter high schools in the nation allows a boy who identifies as female to use the girls locker room and bathrooms – despite protests from a female student who says she feels uncomfortable and vulnerable by his presence.
What’s more, the female student – who just finished her sophomore year at the Los Angeles-based Granada Hills Charter High School – claims the boy in question harassed her, touched her hair, stared strangely at her, and also peeked at girls over the stalls while they used the toilet. Read more…
Truly somebody must see how absurd and dangerous this is. Boys on a girls’ sports team–Like no one is going to see that as unfair? This is a mess.
by Becky Yeh
A California legal group is warning the public that a bill now in the California State Senate will allow students to choose the gender they want to be in restrooms and locker rooms, and on athletic teams.
Robert Tyler, general counsel at Advocates for Faith & Freedom, predicts California Assembly Bill 1266 will pass the state Senate and be signed into law. Read more…
by Hilary White
LONDON, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Half of all British children born this year will be living with only one parent by the time they reach their teens, a study has revealed.
The study, titled “The myth of long-term stable relationships outside of marriage” undertaken by the Marriage Foundation, found that 45 percent of British teenagers between the ages of 13-15 are not living with both parents and that 9 out of 10 children born to unmarried, cohabiting “partners” will be living in single-parent households by their teens. Read more…
One popular news site today posted these two headline links in consecutive order:
1. FDA Approves Morning-After Pill For Over-the-Counter sales Age 15 and Up
2. Doctor: Gonorrhea super bug worse than Aids
On the one hand the FDA has just approved a drug that will encourage sexual activity among teenagers. On the other hand national health organizations are sounding the alarm about an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea. Read more…
by William Bigelow
Middle-school California kids, now you can be as sexually profligate as you want to be–and your parents don’t even have to know about it! The California Condom Access Project, run by the California Health Council, which is making condoms available for kids as young as 12 in an online, taxpayer-funded condom delivery service, has expanded their service to include San Diego and Fresno counties. Read more…
This shows why Ruth Institute’s work is so important, and our mission is so needed! We give students the intellectual tools they need, so we are dealing with reasons 8, 7 and 6, quite directly. And we are also dealing with 2 and 3 b/c we get beyond the “rules” and give the reasons. We also focus on what we are positively for, instead of what we are against. -JRM
by Jim Daly
Of all the hats I wear in life, the one I enjoy most may be that of “dad.”
As much fun as Trent, Troy, and I have together, whether it’s camping or just throwing the ball around, not a day goes by that I don’t give serious thought to how my wife, Jean, and I are leading them spiritually. In the grand scheme of things, we only a have a short window to help them build a solid biblical foundation before they launch out on their own.
If you’re a parent, I’m guessing you’re well aware of how challenging that can be. Even the statistics bear out the struggle we face. The exact percentages are up for debate, but we know that a significant number of kids walk out the church doors after high school graduation and never return.
Why? Read more…