Friday, April 26, 2013

7QT Ducks Aren't Yellow

7QT hosted by Jen over at Conversion Diary

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My youngest made a black duck, my husband questioned it later that night. I reminded him that ducks aren't yellow, so he was making the correct observation.

2. Local media, independently own, works. The Valley Patriot, unlike CNN, was up-to-date, and correct on the reporting of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Read these two opinions from The Valley Patriot, below at Quick Take 3 and 4.

3. Ye Gay Ol’ Valley – Christian Homes Produce Gay Children (The Valley Patriot)

My parents loved each other and our family with such fierce devotion that it spilled over into every aspect of our lives. Our home was stable, safe and secure. Our family’s strong foundation was bricked with the mortar of a deep Christian faith. At the time of my mother’s death my parents had been together for almost forty years teaching us that true love lasts.

My parent’s stable marriage, loving, Christian, honest, and hard working home produced a gay child. In fact every one of my gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered friends grew up in a Christian household – EVERY one of them. I can only deduce that Christian homes produce gay children.

4. Morality Matters – The Nuptial Meaning of the Body (The Valley Patriot)

If you look at the human body it is apparent that most of its parts exist primarily for the sake of the self. The heart keeps the person alive, the other vital organs sustain that life; the eyes, teeth, stomach, legs, all exist primarily for the good and survival of the self — we feed ourselves, wash and clothe ourselves, oxygenate ourselves by breathing; we exercise, sleep, learn, etc. all for the good of the self....

The only parts of the human body that exist primarily for another are the reproductive parts. The nuptial meaning of our bodies, imprinted in the function and purpose of our maleness and femaleness, speak of the nature of what we are as a sexual species and who we are as male and female persons. The body expresses the soul, even if the emotions or psyche may be disordered.

5. Japan’s deflation is a product of shrinking work force, not policy

Economic theory tells us that deflation is a natural consequence of a declining labour supply, as long as technological innovation persists at a faster pace than employment is shrinking. We therefore predict that no amount of monetary stimulus can reverse the trend decline in prices: The roots of Japan’s deflation are not monetary.

Spain’s population falls as unemployment hits a record

"Official figures show more than 6.2 million Spaniards don't have work, pushing the country's unemployment rate to a record 27.2 per cent. It's even worse for those under 24 years of age, with the youth unemployment rate at a staggering 57.2 per cent. In fact, earlier this week, Spain's population fell for the first time since annual records began."
We avoid the connection between the total fertility rates and economy, but it's real problem.

6. When it comes to family public policy, why does it seem I'm the only person in the world that cares. "Not just maternalism: marriage and fatherhood in American welfare policy" (2011)

Recent welfare reform has also started to target poor men directly, especially in fatherhood and marriage promotion initiatives. The article highlights how, in addition to workfare policies, marriage promotion is a neoliberal policy shifting risk to the shoulders of the poor, aiming to produce "strong families" for the purposes of social security.

Meanwhile, my Twitter and Facebook feeds stream with rejoice of rewriting our laws formally to assert marriage is a legal right of two people privately, with no public consequence to it meaning to application for the needs of children.

7. For my defense of Church teachings, I think one day I will end up this guy.

According to FEMEN, Tuesday’s attack was spurred by an interview three weeks ago where Archbishop Leonard said that when speaking to Christians who are inclined to homosexuality he suggests celibacy, as is required for all single persons.

The message that a mother and father should love their child, who happens to be gay isn't exactly homophobia. Is this our future as Christians, who are concerned for the stabilization of the family? What am I going to do, hideout in a cave until it is safe? Well maybe, it worked in Cappadocia.

2 comments:

  1. Love the photo of the priest being assaulted. Give a talk - get attacked. Hadn't heard that story.

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  2. "Love"?

    Ha...

    So cool he stayed calm! That is indeed "love".

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