Private Charity v. Public Welfare

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As a rule, I don't like it when people say "this video will make you cry." So when someone sent me this link with those words, I determined not to cry. It didn't work. But this video also got me thinking about politics and differing points of view, and how our beliefs influence how we perceive things like this.Here in the U.S., far too many people call what happened in this video enabling dependency or giving people something for nothing. A man who spends his life giving to every … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Butt-Kicking those Lazy Visionaries

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 80---82Last post, we read a letter from the wife of a Visionary. This Visionary didn't have a job, and the family was living off of charity and the government.  Michael told him to pony up and get a job, and then called him a double-dog jerk.  Today, we are still talking about lazy Visionaries. Nothing But the TRUTHNo able bodied man should be living off the generosity of friends, welfare, pa … [Read more...]

Vision Forum Ministries (but not Inc.) Shutters Its Doors

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That's right, they're closing operations. They referred to Doug Phillips "inappropriate relationship" as "serious sins," which says to me that there's more going on than we have seen yet. I'm wanting more clarity, but I think Vision Forum Ministries closing down means no more Hazardous Journeys and no more San Antonio film festival. But you know what it doesn't mean? What it doesn't mean is no more Vision Forum Inc. That part is still up and running, as you can see here.In fact, the blog is … [Read more...]

A Call for Action: Ratify the UN CRPD!

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In two recent posts, guest contributor Rachel Lazerus has examined Michael Farris' recent testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In that testimony, and elsewhere across the web, Farris has argued against the U.S. ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In a sort of mission drift, Farris has been using his position as arguably the most prominent homeschool activist---he founded the powerful Home School Legal Defense Association---to expand … [Read more...]

Michael Farris’s Lies, Damned Lies, and Bad Sources: Testimony before the Senate on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Part 2

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A Guest Post by Rachel Lazerus In his opening argument against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Farris asserted that the pro-treaty side was not doing its due diligence and had not thoroughly analyzed the full legal effect of the law. “We don’t hear citations to articles of the treaty,” he intoned. “We don’t hear consideration of the reports, the concluding observations, by the Committee on the Rights to Persons with Disability. We don’t hear the kind of legal analys … [Read more...]

Michael Farris’s Lies, Damned Lies, and Bad Sources: Testimony before the Senate on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Part 1

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A Guest Post by Rachel Lazerus Last year, Michael Farris, homeschool advocate and founder of the powerful Home School Legal Defense Association, was instrumental in blocking the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), despite its complete irrelevancy to homeschooling issues. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is now bringing the treaty back to the Senate, hoping to ratify it in this current session. Last week, Michael Farris was a witness for the Senate … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The Strings That Suffocate

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To Train Up a Child, chapter 4 part 1Here we begin chapter 4, Tying Strings. MANY STRINGS MAKE STRONG CHORDSThere is a mystical bond between caring members of a family. I can look at each of my children and feel that union. It is as if we were joined by many strings of mutual love, respect, honor, and all the good times that we have had together. The more good experiences we have together, the more strings that unite.Where two or more people are living together, their interests, … [Read more...]


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