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9 Dec 2015
If you watch the nightly news on TV, especially the ABC, you continually hear about ‘domestic violence’. Type the words “domestic violence”, in quotes, into Google and you get 38,500,000 hits.
Now, we all abhor ANY type of violence and certainly oppose any form of ‘domestic violence’. However, we need to know the facts of an issue and not get swept along by emotion. Just what IS ‘domestic violence’ and WHO commits it?
Perhaps more importantly, what are the ‘protective factors’ and who is LEAST likely to carry out abuse?
From the current media reports and Inquiries, you would think that MEN are the sole perpetrators – and that all men are equally likely to carry out ‘domestic violence’. We often hear about tragic situations where women are murdered or hospitalised.
7 Dec 2015
We’re often asked the question, “What EVIDENCE is there that children brought up by a MARRIED BIOLOGICAL mother and father do BETTER?
I’m sure you’re asked the same question – or you want to have the ‘evidence’ at hand when promoting the merits of marriage and the natural family.
In a detailed article, ‘Family Structure Matters – Science Proves It’, in National Review in October, Bradford Wilcox highlights THREE recent findings that show the importance of marriage and biological parents – all published in October 2015.
Bradford is a sociologist at the University of Virginia, who directs the Home Economics Project at the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies.
Bradford begins by saying, “It’s been a rough two weeks for the family-structure denialists, those progressive academics and pundits who seek to minimize or deny the importance of marriage and family structure. . .”
In the article, which you can read online, Bradford summarises a Journal article, a Report and a Study that ALL show that children do best in a home situation with their biological parents who are married.
I’ve provided some key excerpts BELOW – if you want to read the FULL article straight away (and some related articles) then click here…
4 Dec 2015
Our latest News Update - A few items in detail...
- a Senate Inquiry into the impact of online pornography on children, the NEW Victorian SRI guidelines, new Free to air TV code ditches 'G' rating and update on the Paris 'climate talks'...
When we wrote our first article on ‘global warming’ in 2007, I explained the influence of Maurice Strong – a Canadian billionaire who was the organiser of the United Nations ‘Earth Summit’ at Rio in 1992 – which resulted in the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and eventually led to the ‘climate talks’ being held in Paris this week. The Rio Summit followed on from the formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by the United Nations in 1988.
Maurice Strong died this week – and British columnist James Delingpole has written an insightful article about the influence that Maurice Strong had on the whole ‘global warming’ agenda over the years. The obituary notice published by the United Nations Environment Program explains his involvement in detail. Mr Strong also designed ‘Agenda 21’, which has become an attempt to create ‘sustainable development’ (more on that next week…) James writes, “He was the main instigator of the blueprint for arguably the most sinister and insidious assault on liberty and free markets: Agenda 21.” Maurice Strong also thought that a huge reduction of the world’s population would provide a “glimmer of hope”!
Two additional facts which aren’t included in James’ article – which document Maurice Strong’s even longer-term involvement in UN environment matters: Mr Strong was the ‘founding director’ of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) from 1973 to 1975. He also organised the first UN environment conference, “Conference on the Human Environment, 1972” in Stockholm. His opening speech set out his goal of international ‘co-operation’ and global organisation to control the environment – read it here.
The photo in this E-News (Maurice Strong on right) was taken during the planning of the 1972 conference.
But as James points out, it wasn’t just ‘global warming’ and the environment that were Strong’s concerns: “It [the UN] was where, he quickly realized, he could achieve his dream of a world of global governance by a self-appointed elite. And the best way to go about this, he understood, was by manipulating and exploiting international concern about the environment.”
Here is the article on Maurice Strong by James Delingpole…
James Delingpole, Breitbart, 1/12/2015.
Some articles on the issues we deal with – how to defend marriage from a ‘Christian worldview’ perspective, abortion and its consequences and suicide being pushed as ‘palliative care’…
On the Issues Nov 2015
1. Upholding marriage in the public square
Bill Berends, Director of the Kuyper Centre for Christian Worldview Studies, has written an enlightening article about how to defend marriage in the public square…
As we face a debate on marriage in Australia it is vital that we engage in all of the areas outlined by Bill.