Month Archives: April 2007

Family Facts #10

by Family Research Council

April 4, 2007

Among a sample of adolescent virgins, those living at home with two parents were roughly 38% less likely to engage in sexual activity for the first time during the following year when compared to adolescents not living at home with two parents.

Source: “Friends religiosity and first sex.” Adamczyk, A., Felson, J.

Social Science Research Vol. in press, Number . , 2006. Page(s) NA.

(HT: FamilyFacts.org)

Welcome (back) to Carousel

by Family Research Council

April 4, 2007

Is it irony that the only people who would get excited by this news are well over thirty?

Matrix’ producer plans remake of sci-fi classic

US filmmaker Joel Silver, who produced all of “The Matrix” films, said Tuesday he is planning a remake of the 1976 Oscar-winning science fiction classic “Logan’s Run.”

I love the original material but I think that version is a bit silly,” he told reporters in Barcelona where he was promoting his latest film “The Reaping” starring Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank.

Based on a 1967 novel by the same name, “Logan’s Run” chronicles a future society which imposes a mandatory death sentence for all those turning 30 in order to avoid overpopulation and the depletion of natural resources.

The film won an Academy Award for its visual effects and was nominated for two other Oscars.

Bible thumping, gun toting Christians as terrorists?

by Family Research Council

April 4, 2007

In a scene that could have been written by Rosie O’Donnell a school in Vermont ran a terrorist simulation that strikes me as a little out of sync with reality:

Investigators described them (the psuedo-terrorists) as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the New Crusaders who don’t believe in separation of church and state. The mock gunmen went to the school seeking justice because the daughter of one had been expelled for praying before class.”

Yes that makes sense, Christians as terrorists. God forbid (oops there is that phrase) they should instead have the terrorists portrayed by religious fanatics that actually have a basis in reality (say a group that would fly planes of innocent civilians into a building full of innocent civilians) and not in TV shows.

Can’t Buy Me Votes

by Tony Perkins

April 4, 2007

In the race for the future occupancy of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (it’s one house at least whose market price is up), the media is atwitter about the amount of campaign cash the candidates have raked in to date. Several pundits have predicted that this will be “the most expensive campaign in history.” Yet few analysts seem to understand that money is not the ultimate measure of success. If it were, then Ross Perot and Steve Forbes would be counted among the former Commanders-in-Chief.

While these hopefuls seem adept at raising dollars, they have yet to raise the interest of voters to the point of congealing around their candidacy. Wayne Berman, a Washington lobbyist, argues in The Washington Post that large fundraising “is hugely important if you have to prove you are a credible candidate.” While money is no doubt extremely important, without a message you’re nothing more than an ATM for political consultants. Proving that you are a credible candidate with a sound vision for America should come first and fundraising will naturally follow. As pollster Kellyanne Conway suggests, “Excitement begets money.”

As it stands, values voters have yet to get excited. Obviously, the candidates have several months to develop their platforms, but we await the second quarter results in which the frontrunners are defined not by cash—but by conviction.

London’s Bridges to Islam Falling Down

by Tony Perkins

April 4, 2007

Saint George may have slain the dragon, but it’s becoming painfully obvious that even he cannot conquer Great Britain’s wave of political correctness. As the country copes with an influx of Muslims, the church and government are finding it extremely difficult to maintain their British identity. As an example, the Church of England is considering removing the cross of St. George from its flag because of its association with the medieval crusades. The debate has enraged citizens who are concerned that the country may soon become unrecognizable in its pursuit of cultural pluralism.

This week, British papers are also reporting a growing problem with the public school curriculum. For fear of “offending” Muslim students, teachers have become increasingly hesitant to teach history lessons on the Holocaust because of the students’ predominantly anti-Semitic feelings. A government study found that educators are also afraid to tackle the 11th century crusades, in which Christians fought Islam for control of the Holy Land, or the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the curriculum often conflicts with what some children are taught at the local mosques, some teachers are dropping the lessons altogether.

Sadly, it reflects the international trend to use history as a means, not for teaching the truth but promoting a value-free form of tolerance. As Chris McGovern, a government advisor, said, “Children must have access to knowledge of these controversial subjects, whether palatable or unpalatable.” Until Britons rise up to defend the traditions that they hold dear, these P.C. policies will only facilitate their nation’s decline. Americans should take notice!

Time to Toot ACF’s Horn

by Tony Perkins

April 4, 2007

Since his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate in 2001, Dr. Wade Horn has served admirably as the Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services. As he announces his departure, we commend him for his unwavering commitment to the intact family and abstinence.

Under his watch, ACF has promoted positive, life-changing programs for adolescents, parents, and married couples, including several new partnerships with faith-based organizations and abstinence educators. His principled leadership will be sorely missed. As the administration considers a replacement to fill the big shoes that Wade is leaving behind, we urge the White House to select a person who shares his commitment for putting the family first.

Huckabee on Taxes

by Family Research Council

April 3, 2007

FRC Action, the legislative action arm of FRC, has put together a Video Voter Guide in which the Presidential candidates are interviewed on several issues related to faith, family, and freedom. Here is a clip of Mike Huckabee discussing President Bush’s tax cuts.

For more videos visit the FRC Action website.

Tancredo on Taxes

by Family Research Council

April 3, 2007

FRC Action, the legislative action arm of FRC, has put together a Video Voter Guide in which the Presidential candidates are interviewed on several issues related to faith, family, and freedom. Here is a clip of Rep. Tom Tancredo discussing President Bush’s tax cuts.

For more videos visit the FRC Action website.

Brownback on Taxes

by Family Research Council

April 3, 2007

FRC Action, the legislative action arm of FRC, has put together a Video Voter Guide in which the Presidential candidates are interviewed on issues related to faith, family, and freedom. Here is a clip of Sen. Sam Brownback discussing President Bush’s tax cuts.

For more videos visit the FRC Action website.

On Personal Choices, Whos The Boss?

by Tony Perkins

April 3, 2007

Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:

Does this sound familiar: You cant eat that! Put that phone down! Drop the bat, it might hurt someone! No, thats not your mother talkingits the local government. Lately, lawmakers have introduced bills that regulate everything from French fries to iPods. Last year, New York City banned trans fats in restaurants, and now its working on policies that would limit the music people listen to in crosswalks and the kind of bats they use to play baseball. In California, leaders tried to make spanking a crime, and thirty-five other states introduced bills to punish drivers for doing everything from putting on make-up to text-messaging. Obviously, the point is to promote health and safetybut it seems a little ironic. The government doesnt mind telling people what they can do with their bodiesbut on issues like abortion, they refuse to interfere. Or what about homosexuality? If leaders really wanted to outlaw dangerous behavior, abortion and sodomy would be the first to go. These states may have the nerve to ban grease, but when it comes actions that clog the moral arteries of our society, few have the willpower to speak the truth.

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