In Song Inspired by His Own Daughter’s Adoption, Singer-Songwriter John Elefante Defends Life

Have you heard “This Time”, the newest single release from John Elefante, former frontman of the rock band Kansas?The song and its accompanying video tell the story of a young high school girl who discovers she’s pregnant.The theme is a familiar one:  The boyfriend turns away.  The girl is afraid to tell her parents, and schedules an abortion.  In the video, the young woman imagines her sweet daughter as a preschool beauty, then watches her grow up.  Horrified by the choice she had made t … [Read more...]

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Pearl S. Buck and the Importance of a Father’s Love

Happy Birthday, Pearl Buck!Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer born of missionary parents. She was born on June 26, 1892, and until 1934 she lived mainly in China, where she was also called by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (written in Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū).Buck was passionate about social issues ranging from women’s rights to adoption, and especially to the plight of babies of Asian women left behind when American soldiers returned to the U.S. following their tour … [Read more...]

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: College Guys Don High Heels to Protest Rape

College guys take a hike in spike heels.This is the first time I’ve heard about this.  Not because the idea is so new—but rather, because I’m so out of touch.  Apparently it’s not new at all, as an increasing number of men’s groups across America and throughout the world have participated in the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.I saw pictures of men in Africa, tottering in women’s heels.  I saw the men of Lubbock, Texas, doing the same—ambling acr … [Read more...]

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