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Saturday, October 27, 2012
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OPPOSES ADVISING YOUTH TO MARRY BEFORE PARENTING
said:"Finish high school, get a job, wait for marriage before
parenting. Those three things, if you do [them], according to Brookings
[Institute], result in only 2 percent of people who do all those things
ending up in poverty, and 77 percent above the national average in
income. It’s a huge, huge opportunity for us.
But what is the
Obama administration doing? Elaine Bennett, wife of Bill Bennet, runs a
program called Best Friends. And she told me through Bill that the
Obama administration now has a policy, and this program is a program
targeted at at-risk youth, specifically, in many cases, the
African-American community, who are at-risk young girls. The Obama
administration now has regulations that tell them they can no longer
promote marriage to these young girls. They can no longer promote
marriage as a way of avoiding poverty and bad choices that they make in
their lives. They can no longer even teach abstinence education. Th
ey have to be neutral with respect to how people behave. The problem is: neutrality ends in poverty; neutrality ends in choices
that hurt people’s lives. This administration is deliberately telling
organizations which are there to help young girls make good choices, NOT
to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely
I also heard Planned Parenthood tell us school
board members the same thing –don’t promote marriage because it would
offend the students' parents who had not married each other. Now look
what we have –84% black in Chicago are single parented and you can bet
most are in poverty category. And their schools are failing –why?
Because functional parents are important in the homes of children.
It almost always means less money for families –for women and kids –when
men make multiple families. It’s the LEFT that disregards the
relationship between religions, morals, marriage, and money. I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty about their pasts --but to get
us all on the same page regarding what's best in advice and teaching
for youth. We know what causes poverty --it's too often our moral
choices (and those of our parents)--and our unsanctified personalities
that make it hard for marriage to work. Commitment to marriage and
children is a boon to our emotional, spiritual, physical, and economic
well-being. Think of all the expense from STD's like HIV/AIDS, from
addictions, from unwed pregnancy, from divorce --we are over-burdening
our Uncle Sam! Obama's rich can't even pay the bill with 100 per cent
of their incomes!
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible