News | Topic: Cultural Discernment

Marvel Introduces A Gay Captain America: 3 Reflections For The Church

Sean McDowell blogs about a new comic series from Marvel that will introduce the first LGBTQ individual to pick up the mantle of Captain America. Read his 3 reflections for the church by clicking here.

The Trans Agenda Uses Exactly The Same Tactics As Woman Abusers

Women are being silenced and threatened by a false ideology wearing feminist clothes forcing feminists to destroy opportunities for girls and women. Read the article here.

Now NY Progressives Want To Teach Kindergarteners About Gender ‘Fluidity’

A bill proposed by state Sen. Samra Brouk of Rochester would trash local control of sex ed and put in place a state-imposed curriculum that includes ideas about fluid gender identity. Read the article here.

The Trouble With Boys: What Lies Behind The Flood Of Teenage Sexual Assault Stories?

Young women are being failed by a society that seems unable – or unwilling – to address rape culture and its grave consequences. Read the article here.

Mr. Potato Head Brand Goes Gender Neutral

Hasbro is dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo “to promote gender equality and inclusion,’’ the company said. Read the article here.

One Million Moms Boycotts American Girl’s ‘Girl Of The Year’ Doll Over LGBT Storyline

The doll’s backstory includes her visiting the farm of her great aunts, who are in a same-sex marriage. Read the article here.

Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

29% say it is very important for a couple to marry if they have a child, down from 38% in 2013. Read the report here.

Erasing Womanhood

The transgender agenda increasingly seeks to erase biological womanhood—and mainstream media outlets seem ready to comply. Read the article here.

Why ‘WAP’ Matters

Commentary from Dr. Leonard Sax: “The record-smashing success of WAP is a warning to parents. You need to know what your kid is listening to. You need to have the courage to limit your kid’s exposure to the most noxious elements of American culture. You need to find a healthier, brighter, truer culture to share with your daughter or your son.”

Read the full article here.

Are Teenagers Having As Much Sex As ‘Riverdale’ Thinks They Are?

Riverdale portrays teens from ages 14-18 engaging in sexual acts. In fact, it’s rare to find a character on the show who hasn’t had their moment in the sexual spotlight. But are real teens of the same age having sex at the rate that the CW show suggests? Read the article here.

It’s Possible Leggings Are The Future…

Last week they set off a firestorm at the University of Notre Dame. Why does this item of clothing get people so riled up? Read the article here.

In Their Own Words: Parents Of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out

When a child says he is transgender, we are expected nowadays to accept and celebrate this announcement.

But there are many parents who are not celebrating. They are suffering in silence. They know their children were not born in the wrong bodies and that hormones and surgeries are not the answers to their discomfort and confusion.

Their stories are heartbreaking. Here they are, in their own words.

Read the rest of the article here.

Amost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970. Read the article here.

What You Should Tell Your Kids About Dating Violence

Dr. Gregory Ramey shares helpful tips on talking with your kids about dating violence, and points to the necessity of having this conversation. Read the full article here.

The ‘Princess Industrial Complex’ Is Inescapable – Is That Bad For Girls?

Some experts say the key to living happily ever after could be limiting your kids’ exposure to their favorite princesses. Read the article here.

Merriam-Webster Adds “Genderqueer” and Other Terms to Dictionary

In a conversation with The Atlantic, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski explains what makes words “real” and why “genderqueer” and other sexuality terms was added to the dictionary this year.

Read the article here.

The Shameless and the Unashamed: Sexual Revolution, a Step to the Past

From the article:

“Those who pushed the sexual boundaries in the 1960s fancy themselves as revolutionaries throwing off the shackles of centuries of taboos and stigmas. ‘Emancipation is now a reality,’ wrote novelist and critic Margaret Drabble in 1967, cheering what she called ‘the golden age of adult sexual equality.’

The reality is quite the opposite…”

Read the article from Alan Dowd for byFaith magazine here.

 

Tied In Knots: Americans Try to Redefine Marriage

byFaith magazine takes a look at some of the arguments advocates for same-sex marriage have used and how Christians should respond.

Read the article here.

I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused To Read ‘Fun Home.’

As a Christian, freshman Brian Grasso knew his beliefs and identity would be challenged at Duke University. He explains why he opted out of an assignment for incoming students to read the graphic novel “Fun Home.” Read his article here.

Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read ‘Fun Home’ For Moral Reasons

Incoming freshmen at Duke University are reportedly refusing to read their summer novel, Fun Home – an LGBT graphic novel – due to their Christian and moral beliefs.

Read the article here.