September 23, 2012

NYC schools giving out medicine???

The New York City Department of Education is t...
 is the largest public school system 
in the United States. 
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According to the New York Post, the New York City Department of Education has a program that goes against this logic. The "Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health" (CATCH) program  raises many concerns.

Under the program, minor children are given access, by the schools, to pregnancy tests, birth control and the morning-after pill without parental consent or their primary doctor's knowledge. This even goes against their "Parent's Bill of Rights" It claims that Parents have the right to "be informed about required health, cognitive and language screening examinations." (Page 1 section 2B)

Does this make sense to anyone? Schools are forbidden from handing out Tylenol and Aspirin to children. They are even forbidden from handing out medicine prescribed by a doctor. How then do they justify this? A pregnancy test is one thing. It's a test. It is no different than the school administrating a drug test.

But to give medicine like this is another thing.

(Hat Tip: New Yorker's Family Research Foundation)
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September 18, 2012

Israel - The Nation that once wasn't a nation

Auschwitz concentration camp, arrival of Hunga...Auschwitz concentration camp, arrival of Hungarian Jews, Summer 1944 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Israel. It is a nation of great importance to the Bible. For it is in the Bible that it is the Promised Land for the Jewish people. It is the recorded birthplace of Jesus. The list goes on and on.

But, it's land was not always occupied by the Jews. It was once part of the Ottoman Empire. The British conquered the land during the decline of the Ottoman Empire during World War I in 1917.

Adolf Hitler persecuted and killed many, many Jews. This lasted up to the end of World War II in 1942. Jews then flocked to this land as a result of the Holocaust. Israel as we know it became a nation again on May 14, 1948.

In the Vision of the Dry Bones, or the Valley of the Dry Bones, it is predicted that Israel will become a nation again. Here are some facts that make this interesting.
  • The King James Bible was completed in 1611. 
  • Israel reformed as a nation in 1948 as prophesied by Ezekiel.
To which I have a couple of questions:
  • How would an atheist explain this?
  • Does anybody realize that the next two chapters in Ezekiel are prophesying about Armageddon?

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August 1, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day thoughts

Here are a few facts about the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
  • The Cathy's are known Christians.
  • Their business has donated money to pro-traditional marriage groups.
  • When asked about their position on marriage, the liberal media and all "equal rights" groups acted shocked to hear their answer.
The bottom line, it was a media circus. The advocacy groups expected a much different outcome. They were not shocked, they were playing the media.

The good news is that the majority of news stories were positive and about the support of Chick-Fil-A and not the protesters.

Here is an interesting quote.
Saw this from a liberal commentator today. "I can understand not supporting a business you don't agree with, but protesting because the owner doesn't support gay marriage evokes images of a liberal equivalent of the Westboro Baptist Church."

March 29, 2012

Justice? Or Blind Justice?

Trayvon Martin. Everyone wants justice. If you haven't heard, he's the teen that was shot by the neighborhood watch guy, George Zimmerman. While it was a sad and tragic death, I am not going to weigh in on this too much. Many people have weighed in their opinion.

But I see a disturbing trend in their opinions.
  • Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. wore a hoodie on the House Floor despite their dress code. He made reference to racial profiling.
  • Miami Heat players posed with their hoodies to show support to Trayvon.
  • Students are holding "Hoodie Day" and rallies are being held in protest to slow justice.
This case has reached the attention of the White House...
"President Obama has promised a full investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin"
Everyone wants justice. Justice is a noble cause. But, what I find disturbing, isn't the desire for justice... but rather their definition of justice. If by justice, they mean Zimmerman must be charged without knowing all of the facts for justice, then this is bias. 

How would all of Trayvon's supporters feel if Zimmerman is not charged? On the flip side, how would Zimmerman's supporters feel if he is charged? Would they accept it? Or would they cry foul play? 

Justice should be blind of public opinion.