Saturday, October 27, 2012


Santorum 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 unconscionable!"

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

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