‘Family’ Category Archives

19
Apr

TRANSGENDER POLITICS: effectively abolishing parenthood?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Family, Health, Persecution, Politics, Youth

If a child seems confused regarding his/her gender, the family might request counselling to help him/her to contentedly identify with his/her true genetic sex.
Any Victorian doctor offering such help may now – since February 2017 — risk being de-registered.
The ALP National Conference recently declared that, in government, the party would enact laws at federal level prohibiting such counselling as “psychological abuse”.
The only legal alternative will to refer children to “transgender clinics” which offer, step-wise: social transitioning, chemical puberty-blocking, cross-sex hormone medication and, finally, castration and/or other surgical operations.
The other day, the Victorian Liberal Party received a motion to permit setting up a “middle path” for supporting children requesting help to adapt to their birth gender.
The Party’s State President has intervened — vetoing even discussion of such a suggestion.
The intimidatory power of the corporate promoters and funders of the transgender industry boggle the mind.
The feebleness of the Liberal Party also boggles the mind.

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11
Apr

DOES HELL REALLY EXIST? do YOU really exist?

by Arnold Jago in Death, Family, Forgiving, God

On March 29, Italian newspaper, La Republica, reported Pope Francis allegedly saying about “bad souls” after death:
“They are not punished. Those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him….
“Those who do not repent, and cannot therefore be forgiven, disappear.”
He supposedly also said that
“hell does not exist.”
So, we’re free to choose to accept God’s love and to enjoy him forever in heaven.
However, that’s not a free choice unless we’re also free to reject God and wind up in hell.
The reality of that real choice is what makes us real.
Otherwise we’d be pretty much robots.
In that sense the possibility of hell is God’s greatest gift to us.
Jesus Christ himself warned that hell does exist.

23
Mar

CHILDCARE WORKERS WALK-OFF: and the notion of keeping one’s child at home.

by Arnold Jago in Family, Lifestyle, Women, Youth

People in the child-care industry are threatening to walk off the job if they don’t get more pay.
They are organising a “Keep Your Child at Home Day” to draw attention to their claims.
One claim is that low pay encourages high staff turnover — whereas children need continuity in order to bond with teachers.
If it’s helpful to have a one-off “keep child at home day”, may it do even more good to keep children at home every day?
Bonding with one’s mum seven days a week would give excellent continuity.
In today’s society, many people feel they can’t afford that.
Perhaps our society needs changing so that we can afford it?
First up, we need to ask ourselves do we really want to make the change?
If not, why not?

27
Feb

MICHAEL McCORMACK, POLITICIAN: learning the art of compromise in a hurry

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, History, Politics

Michael McCormack, new Nationals Party Leader — back in 1993 while editor of the Wagga Wagga Advertiser – wrote blaming homosexuality for AIDS and calling homosexual acts “sordid behaviour”.
Complaints made to the Australian Press Council were not upheld.
Mr McCormack subsequently wrote another editorial apologising for the first one.
He has, in fact, apologised repeatedly.
In 2017, he said he has “grown and learnt not only to tolerate, but to accept all people regardless of their sexual orientation….”
In parliament he recently voted Yes for same-sex marriage.
For the rest of his career, won’t this man be blackmailed into reciting his back-down over and over?
Poor Mr McCormack – hardly a day in the job, already a lame duck – puppet-like leader of the leftovers of the remains of a values-free ex-party.

23
Feb

BROAD VS. JOYCE: a question of character?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, Politics

Mr Andrew Broad MP has called on Barnaby Joyce to “bench himself”.
Why?
Because “when character is lost, all is lost” (he was quoting Billy Graham)
Everyone knows there are many adulterous characters in our parliaments.
In what way is Mr Joyce different?
Well he could have had the baby quietly killed (aborted) a few months ago, but he didn’t….
Let’s admire him for that — not for everything has done, but for having the character to get that supremely important decision right.
What about Mr Broad’s “character”?
After months and years of posturing as a defender of Traditional marriage, he voted Yes in parliament for the same-sex bill.
He recently (re-)tweeted that he himself should be National Party leader.
But does he have the necessary character?

22
Feb

BERMUDA RE-REJECTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: who next? maybe Oz?

by Arnold Jago in Family, Lifestyle, Politics, Recent Developments

The other day, the island nation of Bermuda became the world’s first country to abolish same-sex marriage — one year after having legalised it.
Bermuda’s Governor, John Rankin, has now signed into law a bill reversing a 2017 Supreme Court ruling.
That ruling had been made despite a referendum in which Bermudian voters rejected same-sex marriage.
Bermuda has led the way — re-affirming that natural marriage is a one-man-one-woman union.
Same-sex marriage is neither inevitable nor irreversible.
Australia, for example, can reverse its current position any time.
Bermuda, population 60,000 is a cluster of 138 islands — 8 of them joined by bridges — in the North Atlantic Ocean 800km east of the United States.