This Week‘s Featured Article

From the Homefront Project: Religion

Religion’s Profound Influence on Families and Society.

New York Times’ executive director, Dean Baquet, exposed a profound contradiction when he said of journalists from major media outlets: “We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.” His assessment, of course, reflects not only the perceptions of journalists, but many cultural elites for whom religion is often seen as a relic of the past or a source of irrational, bigoted thought. Yet, ironically, more than at any other time, scientific research today provides evidence for the profoundly positive influence of religion in individual lives, families, and communities.

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7 Lessons Aging Mothers and Grandmothers Teach Their Families.

Even though my mom and I differ in activity level and even in personality traits, that doesn’t stop me from being grateful for the many lessons that she unknowingly teaches me. Maybe I appreciate the lessons learned from Mom because I’m looking for them. It could certainly be possible to miss these lessons if a person were not looking for them. However, when we deliberately search for teaching from our parents, no matter how old we are or they are, there are always lessons that can be learned. Here are just seven of the lessons aging parents teach their families. Read more

The Problems of Putting off Children.

A vision of control based on ambition, education, and income has come to dominate professional-class perspectives on having children, but we should reject these mistaken cultural pressures and remember that truly abundant life is achieved through giving and receiving love. Read more

Surrogacy becomes a political issue in Australian federal election.

The election is being fought mostly on economic management, but there are a number of other issues, especially climate change, which will affect the outcome. In Warringah, a traditionally Liberal seat currently held by an Independent, it could be transgender rights and surrogacy. Read more

Parenting/Parental Rights

Is Support for Single Motherhood and Cohabitation Falling in the U.S.?

Opinions on two family patterns that affect the well-being of children might be changing in the United States. Even though more adults are cohabiting today than in the past and the U.S. still leads the world in therate of kids raised in single-mother homes, recent research indicates that Americans’ views on single motherhood and living together outside of marriage have grown more negative, even as the practice of cohabiting in the U.S. appears to be stalling. Read more

Utah schools join massive lawsuit against vape company.

Chris Kelley, a Utah parent, is not involved in the lawsuit, but applauds it.

He says his son is addicted to vaping, and has resorted to stealing money from family members to pay for the vapes, “the companies need to be held responsible because they are doing exactly what they did in the nineties which is target the younger generation,” says Kelley. Read more

Why homeschooling is growing.

Not too long ago, homeschool families were considered by some as weird, and the quality of the education was questioned. Today, on the other hand, it’s impossible to ignore that homeschooled children, on average, far outperform their traditional public school peers in terms of academic skills development and knowledge acquisition.

While many thought the spike in homeschool numbers could dwindle once schools reopened for in-person learning, that has not proven the case. With the planning for the 2022-2023 school year in full swing, public school districts can’t count on a return of the lost students. In many cases, regardless of the reasons, these students are gone for good. And many others may join them after the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close. Read more

Sanctity of Life

Biden admin funneled millions to fund overseas abortions under guise of pandemic relief.

The grant agreement states that the money was to be used for “sexual and reproductive health services,” including “contraceptives,” “pregnancy care,” and “post abortion care,” because, according to Pathfinder, “unintended pregnancies” are increasing due to the pandemic and therefore these practices fall under the scope of pandemic care. Read more

Fact-Checking 6 Outrageous Claims About Leaked Supreme Court Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade.

“The potential overturn of Roe v. Wade simply means that the people and their elected representatives, not unelected judges, will once again have the right to protect unborn children and mothers in the law,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, told The Daily Signal in a statement.

Here are fact checks of six assertions made about the leaked draft opinion. Read more

The United States Is Radical On Abortion When Compared To Other Countries.

If the ability to determine abortion law does return to the states, many legislatures will likely take action to limit the procedure or ban it altogether, but others will broaden its access. However, the United States is currently and will likely remain one of the most radical countries in the world when it comes to abortion. Read more


Justices Ask Whether Left’s Wokeness Should Be the Only Religion Allowed in Public Schools.

Over the past 60 years, public schools have been scrubbed of religion, stripped bare in the name of the name of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars favoring one religion over others. Now the void is being filled by social justice ideology, the left’s religion by another name. Read more

Finnish Prosecutor Will Keep Prosecuting Christian Politician For Quoting The Bible.

Finland’s top prosecutor announced Friday she will appeal a unanimous court decision rejecting her allegations of “hate speech” against a Christian politician for quoting the Bible on Twitter. This means Member of Parliament Paivi Rasanen, who has already spent three years being investigated, interrogated, and prosecuted by her government, must now keep fighting in court so that Christianity stays legal in Finland, and possibly all of Europe. Read more

Afghanistan, other countries see worrisome religious freedom trends, USCIRF warns.

“We are disheartened by the deterioration of freedom of religion or belief in some countries— especially Afghanistan under the Taliban’s de facto government since August,” Nadine Maenzea, USCIRF chair, said on April 25. “Religious minorities have faced harassment, detention, and even death due to their faith or beliefs, and years of progress toward more equitable access to education and representation of women and girls have disappeared.” Read more


Sex Is Never Trivial, It’s A Life And Death Act.

It’s easy to trace the degeneracy of America’s sexual mores. The sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s is a good place to start, with the advent of the pill, the second wave of feminism, and the so-called golden age of porn. All of these paved the way for the gay rights movement, Roe v. Wade, and the brave new world of sex without children.

That was the whole point, of course. It was the womb that kept women from things like education and careers, according to the revolutionaries, so women came to despise our own bodies and the unique functions they perform. Read more

Biden’s transgender decree.

Levine said there is “no argument” about the value and importance of these treatments. But in fact, all three of them, puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and “gender-affirming” surgeries, are quite controversial. Just look at some of the commentary from an organization called the Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine, which is made up of the type of “medical professionals” to whom Levine referred. In the group’s own words, “We are an international group of over 100 clinicians and researchers concerned about the lack of quality evidence for the use of hormonal and surgical interventions as first-line treatment for young people with gender dysphoria.” To get a feel for its approach, see this fact check it published on the HHS “gender-affirming” document cited above. Read more

Shocking new teenage drag queen doc from Tyra Banks, Discovery+ eviscerated online as ‘child abuse,’ ‘grooming’.

A new documentary series showcasing the lives of five teenage drag queens and their families is coming to Discovery+ this summer — and it’s already facing intense backlash from critics online.

The series’, “Generation Drag,” executive producer is modeling superstar Tyra Banks and is set to air six episodes in June. It follows the young aspiring drag performers as they prepare for “Dragutante,” a drag ball for queer teens in Denver, Colorado. Read more