This year’s Scholastic catalog for grades 3 – 6 was made in partnership with the activist group, We Need Diverse Books, and features stories intended to help children “see themselves in the pages of a book.” All of us who seek to be truly inclusive and build bridges within our communities want to find something of value in Scholastic’s intent, but you do begin to wonder what’s going on at the publishing house when you see this catalog.
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Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, allegedly has a ‘comfort room’ for aborted babies who are born alive to die in, according to nurse Jill Stanek. Stanek spoke about her experiences Wednesday at a hearing on the Born Alive Act in Washington, D.C. The nurse explained that while she was working at the hospital, she observed that doctors performed “live birth abortions,” a procedure in which the doctors perform an abortion and allow the baby to die during or after the abortion. Stanek explained that Christ Hospital offered “comfort care” to babies who were born alive during these abortions, because these babies often survived for at least two hours after they were born.
It’s no secret that colleges have been bastions of liberalism for years, but with the rising acceptance of socialism and “social justice” in America, campuses have become ground zero for truly radical socialist indoctrination.
Sometimes, when we raise the topic of the family with individuals, they look at us like we are crazy. What does the family have to do with addressing the pressing needs our world faces? It is common for politicians and influencers to see the family as a burden and consumer of government efforts, and it is true that policy should support and strengthen families – they need it. But placing the family in such a negligible light fails to appreciate it as a primary resource and agent for good in strengthening society.
Why Utah Congressman Ben McAdams says he’s ‘uniquely situated’ to bridge Equality Act, religious liberties
With a federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill stalled in the U.S. Senate, Utah Congressman Ben McAdams sees an opportunity to resolve differences between gay rights advocates and religious objectors in negotiations that he says he’s “uniquely situated” to be involved in.
The first lighthouses were built centuries ago to guide mariners. Lighthouse construction boomed at the turn of the 18th century along with burgeoning levels of transatlantic commerce. Modern navigation technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) have made lighthouses less of a factor in today’s sea travel, although hundreds are still in operation. What will never go out of fashion are the three things a lighthouse provides to travelers: Light. Hope. Safety.
The recent news that the University of Notre Dame, responding to complaints by some students, would “shroud” its twelve 134-year-old murals depicting Christopher Columbus was disappointing. It was not surprising, however, to anyone who has been paying attention to the widespread attack on America’s past wherever social justice warriors congregate. Welcome to the new Orwellian world where censorship is free speech and we respect the past by attempting to elide it.