They are trying to fill a void, though I’m not going to be so quick to blame a particular party. This is not a political thing. Many hard-working conservative parents just don’t know how to deal with their children, and many men forget that their daughters need to feel special at home. Boys and girls are often-times fragile, and they need attention. When they don’t get emotionally fulfilled at home, they turn to other places for attention.
Underage drinking, drug use, and “casual” sex are used to replace the emotional connections they don’t have at home.
Take the case of a guy at our church. Teenager. When he was younger, his father ran off with another guy. Screwed that family up. Most of the kids were able to cope; this one wasn’t. He became rebellious and started doing drugs. He ended up in rehab and juvee. He’s beginning to turn things around, but his feelings of abandonment and confusion have not really left him. His step-dad hasn’t been able to help much, though he’s tried.
My point is, these are conservative people, good people. Drug use has no party affiliation.
 April 24, 2015 at 9:13am
I’m with you. My kids are young, but growing up quick. This heroin epidemic has hit a church family, and it was a rough go for a while. They came out stronger on the other end, but I don’t envy them going through it. I hope this family’s story can help others, because he’s right, sweeping it under the rug is not helping anyone. Sure it may be embarrassing, but the more people know, the better they can help their own.
 April 24, 2015 at 9:07am
Wouldn’t that be something, if we could build a huge power plan right inside Yellowstone that could power a good portion of the United States. That’s a lot of geothermal energy right there. I bet we could shut down several coal or gas-fired plants. Then we could export all that other energy, while having cheap energy at home. Genius.
No way Druids can kick some butt. I had a 7th level Druid when I played D&D and he had some cool spells.
 April 23, 2015 at 10:35am
I won’t discount that God could use a meteor to do this, but where’s the impact crater? Where are accounts of populations that were affected? Surely some information about that would have survived over the years?
I’m pretty sure it was the Glory of God that blinded Paul. It was the same reason God told Moses to hide himself in the cleft of the rock.
 April 22, 2015 at 4:39pm
I was referencing Work’s poorly worded response. God made the plagues to harden Pharaoh’s heart, and He parted the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross on dry land. I believe the Bible as written, and these pieces of archeological evidence are just icing.
 April 22, 2015 at 4:12pm
I’m sorry Work, the 10 plagues caused the Minoan eruption? This is the first I’ve heard of that.
I think you meant to say “a direct result of” not “a direct cause of.” But either way, you’re wrong. It was the Red Sea, and the plagues were caused by God.
 April 22, 2015 at 4:08pm
What a ridiculous statement huh? He’s a pretty lame troll.
 April 22, 2015 at 4:03pm
They were recorded in the Bible. They were using papyrus and skins by the time Jesus fed 5000. No real need to pound them into clay. I’ll tell you what Abraham told the rich man that was in hell.
“27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
 April 22, 2015 at 8:25am
Notice they actually mentioned the perp’s color in this story? Wanna bet it wouldn’t have been mentioned if he was a bit darker?
Train your children to respect the shapes....square pegs don't fit into round holes.
And what is a hermaphrodite? And you do realize that it is possible to be born with male organs but be genetically female (having two x chromosomes.) Although it takes much more than just the chromosomal makeup to decide if someone is male or female. SRV genes and Androgen receptors also decide sex, or at least define it. So you are wrong.
Believe it or not, there are people with an extra Chromosome. I'm one of them, though I've never had any problems with my identity. You can see XXY, XYX or XYY. Some people do have identity problems, but they go with how the plumbing's rigged and that usually works out fine.
Ugh...As I wrote above:
As a practicing clinician with a doctorates in neuropsychology, and neurophysiology, I can assure you that transgenderism is a well documented medical condition. Prevalence is very difficult to assess because many people don’t seek treatment. It’s probably around .005%, but it could be significantly higher. Males present at a much higher rate than females. There are multiple theories of etiology ranging from viral exposure to maternal stress. These factors seem to cause a surge of androgenizing hormones (or an absence of surge) at the wrong time in fetal development. The result is a physical male with the brain architecture, and chemistry of a female, or reverse.
One day, all will remember our existence in the presence of God previous to this life when we were spirits. Even then we had gender. God doesn’t send girls to possess boy’s bodies or boys to possess girl’s bodies. Parents had better get their act together and not let society raise their children. Otherwise, you will be stuck with an ‘IT’.
 April 20, 2015 at 8:28am
I really only try to get on at work. Their anti-spam and other security actually lets me mostly enjoy the site. And it doesn’t bog the computer down like it does at home. I don’t get most of the streaming video, however.
I no longer even try on my tablet.
 April 17, 2015 at 4:13pm
It’s definitely a right hand, so it has to be the tall guy in the back. The others are quite visible.
 April 17, 2015 at 4:12pm
Isn’t it usually the other way around? Wonder what’s wrong with the land.