While these two bills focused on homeschooling, the same perspective on parental rights—that the state knows best, parents be damned—can be seen in legislative branches throughout the country.
This is an egregious overreach of secular authority, stepping into sacred religious rites, and will not protect children or stem the tide of child abuse.
Abusers within the grace-focused sector of the church have long twisted scripture, emphasizing forgiveness as a way of bypassing consequences.
Documents obtained from Rhode Island Family Court must concern any person who questions whether it’s a good idea to chemically and surgically mutilate children.
Little James is comfortable being a boy when he’s around his dad and other friends. So why is his mother dressing him as a girl and calling him Luna?
John Legend tweeted that partaking in the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ was an ‘easy decision,’ and labeled Kelly a ‘serial child rapist.’ He was almost alone in going public.
It should go without saying that FGM is a horrific form of child abuse. That said, Bernard Friedman reached the correct legal conclusion in dismissing the FGM and conspiracy charges.
How Catholic self-conception is key to understanding arguments in favor of staying in the church, despite recent scandals.
The loss of confidence in Pope Francis reflects that his mismanagement of the crisis has been a scandal in itself. It may also reveal a growing public awareness of Francis’ own poor record.
The wrongs of the past can’t be retroactively undone, of course, but houses of worship can implement realistic policies to help keep more kids safe in the future.
This scandal will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale.
Contrary to Robert Tracinski’s argument about the Catholic priest sex scandal, the Catholic church is not at war with reason or private judgement.
Hypocrisy, even that which stinks to the highest heaven, does not and cannot disprove truth.
Since his election, Pope Francis has done everything within his power to soften and subvert the church’s teaching concerning human sexuality. He also packed the College of Cardinals with the Lavender Mafia.
The evidence known to date, including some just discovered, strongly suggests the Wahhaj family had turned their rural compound into a terrorist training camp.
Far too many church leaders, including some still in positions of authority, saw a greater ‘sin’ in public scandal than in the violation of young children.
As in California, leftwing bureaucrats and politicians are using a horrific abuse case in an attempt to clamp down on homeschooling families.
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