Post-Dobbs Platform

Penna Dexter Every four years each political party sends seasoned activists to the table to write a platform for convention delegates to pass. Words are carefully chosen; positions painstakingly framed.  The document — though not binding on candidates — provides a blueprint for policies advocated by the party.  Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, no other plank in the…

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Sharing The Gospel

Penna Dexter New data from the Gallup organization finds just under half of U.S. adults describing themselves as religious. In the same survey, 33% say they are spiritual, but not religious, and 18% are neither. It’s increasingly apparent that we live in a post-Christian society. Evangelist Sam Chan explains: “This is why evangelism is so scary and awkward….What worked in…

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Democracy and Obergefell

Penna Dexter On a recent trip to Greece, I learned that during the Athenian Golden Age, 449-431 BC, there emerged a fervent belief in the ability of man.  Our tour leader, David Sparks explained the development of democracy in ancient Greece, which culminated in Athens taking power from the hands of a single ruler or aristocratic ruling class and redistributing…

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Corinth

Penna Dexter I recently returned from a trip to Greece. One cannot go far in that country without being confronted with evidence of the rise and fall of great civilizations. We spent a day in and around Corinth, a wealthy ancient Greek city, destroyed by the Romans in 156 BC. The Romans killed all the men in Corinth and enslaved…

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Population Control Pushback

Penna Dexter Population policy received heavy scrutiny recently at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. Julia-Elena Cazan reported on the meeting which was held at UN headquarters in New York.  She wrote: “Governments voiced concerns that low fertility rates are threatening their societies with anemic economic growth, labor shortages, fiscal insolvency, and other social…

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Vows

Penna Dexter With marriage rates down 60 percent since the 1970’s, some well-known authors are putting out books touting marriage. University of Virginia sociology professor, Brad Wilcox makes the case for marriage in his new book, Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families and Save Civilization. In interviews, he points out that “a lot of young…

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Cass Report

Penna Dexter A landmark study released last month reveals that, when a child presents with “sudden onset gender dysphoria,” rushing to provide so-called “gender affirming care,” is not medical progress or a natural “next step.” The standard warning has been that if the child exhibiting gender incongruence does not receive gender affirming care, he or she is a likely suicide…

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Not Enough Babies

Penna Dexter Headlines about the fact that the fertility rate is falling worldwide have government leaders worried. As workforces shrink, economic growth slows, and companies and government entities fail to sufficiently fund pensions, demographers are scrambling to offer explanations – and solutions. The fertility rate has to do with the number of babies a woman has over her lifetime. It…

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EEOC’s Trans Directive

Penna Dexter Radical transgender directives just keep coming from the executive branch of the federal government. The latest decree, official guidance for employers from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, concerns restroom and pronoun use. The guidance states that “the denial of access to a bathroom or other sex-segregated facility consistent with the individual’s gender identity” could bring a workplace under…

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Erasure of Women

Progressive gender ideology insists that boys can be girls and that men have a right to invade women-only spaces. This is an assault on truth, on the Imago Dei, and on women and girls. The best way to meet this assault is with the power of prayer. Consider The Biden Administration recently announced new changes to Title IX, which was…

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Assault on Normalcy

Penna Dexter When the U.S. Department of Education released its rewrite of Title IX a couple of weeks ago, it took a landmark guarantee of equality in education on the basis of sex and turned it upside down. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 was designed to protect women’s rights in education. These protections were hard won….

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