I wrote yesterday about activists who are calling for a same-sex relationship for Disney's Queen Elsa. But it's worth remembering that it's not just LGBTQ activists who are selling sexual license to kids.
I was reminded of this the other day while buying books for my godchildren. My younger goddaughter is interested in science, so I was flipping through a popular children's biography of Marie Curie when I came across a passage about how Curie's affair with a married man. It wasn't this that bothered me so much as the reason given: Curie had felt qualms about the affair, but ultimately she had "followed her heart." READ FULL ARTICLE »
I'm no prophet, but I will venture a prediction: Disney will not make "Frozen's" Queen Elsa a lesbian, despite increasingly loud demands from activists. They'll make encouraging noises about it to keep up their LGBTQ-friendly cred, but, ultimately, they are a profit-driven business. And they know well enough that, however much they might get away with on a show like "Once Upon a Time," for many parents, a same-sex relationship for a Disney princess in a children's movie is a bridge too far. A move that means a lot fewer butts in seats for a major release is a move that Disney is not going to make.
That said, the fact that we even have to deal with the possibility of Disney selling alternative sexuality to little kids is a deeply sobering reminder of what we've come to, and how much work we have to do to help kids grow up with healthy ideas of gender and sexuality.READ FULL ARTICLE »
When I first wrote my book "Ethix" in 2006, the reviewer for the Christian Research Journal said it's one of a few, but growing, number of apologetics resources for students. It’s amazing how much has changed in a decade. Now we have tons of good apologetics resources for students, and the challenge is to highlight the best ones. The purpose of this post is simply to highlight some of my personal favorites. Please let me know if there are any good ones I need to add to my list.
During a trip to Breckenridge, a beautiful ski town in the mountains of Colorado, a friend and I decided to get our hair cut at one of the little shops downtown. As we waited our turn, I read another chapter of the book I had brought along with me, a book whose title clearly indicated my interest in spiritual things.
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On Monday, our friend Karen was on WORD-FM's "The Ride Home with John & Kathy," talking about summer reading ideas. Special thanks to her for giving a shoutout to our Youth Reads page! You can listen to the show here (click on "Monday"). The interview with Karen starts about an hour into the broadcast.READ FULL ARTICLE »
I have no problem with dissenting scientists establishing alternative organizations when existing groups become too calcified or ideologically driven. It's a good thing. It provides a crucial check on politics masquerading as research. But every time someone posts an article from "The American College of Pediatricians," I cringe.
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