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Did you ever think parents would have to be concerned a

Dear Amy: My teenage daughter has a close friend named “Edward.” Edward used to be a girl and began transitioning to male last year. Their circle of friends has been intact for years, and they have all been very supportive of Edward.

We are planning a slumber party for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. She would like to invite six girls plus Edward to spend the night. Normally, there would be no way that I’d allow a boy to spend the night, but this situation is very different.

I don’t want to exclude or hurt Edward. I just don’t know what is appropriate.

If we do invite him, must we tell the other parents that there will be a boy (although he’s biologically a girl) spending the night? I want to act with compassion but still be prudent and responsible. Please advise?

Teen’s Mom

Teen’s Mom: I think that (almost no matter the question concerning your child’s plans) if you are worrying about telling other parents, or wondering whether to tell parents, then you should probably tell the parents.

I shared your question with Shannon Garcia, director of TransYouth Family Allies (Imatyfa.org). She responded, “Often times, the topic of gender identity is a touchy one. People don’t know what to say or how to act in situations that differ from societal expectations. The best policy is to acknowledge everyone with equal dignity and respect.”

( Billy’s thoughts – I would not have turned to the person Amy asked for input on this matter. You can read the full answer here. My question/thought is would you have a boy to sleep over for girls, or a girl to sleep over for boys. No matter what, it is sad parents, along with their children are facing this. )

Explain this to me you can be a boy and play on a girl’s sport’s team, but if you are a 8 year old girl that looks like a boy you can not play

Here is the story.

’13 Reasons Why’: A World without Hope THE DARKNESS OF NETFLIX’S NEW HIT SERIES

Read the column.

Teens,and young people you have a fan, ( she, or he is not on 13 Reasons why )

Listen to the commentary right here and or, read it below.

Recently there has been talk about suicide among teens thanks to a TV. show.
( Young people this commentary is for you. )
Hi I’m Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible.
Middle school student, high school student have you ever thought there was no value to your life. You should just end it. I did as a teen.
Please know there is value to your life. You may think no one cares.I have good news, make that great news, God cares. He is for you. You know God could have shown he valued your life is a lesser way than he did. He could not have shown you,he valued you in a higher way than he did.
Lets look at how much the Lord values you teenager, and young person.
Romans 8 reads starting at verse 31. 31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be[a] against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.[b] 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
You get that God is for you. Even if you do not think you have a fan, you do. God is your fan. He proved,he was your fan by laying down his life for you. He did so you, and I could have a relationship with God.No matter what you are facing,the answer is not what the kid on the TV show”13 Reasons Why”did. The answer is to trust in Jesus. Yes, you may still have problems, but God will help you through them. It tells us in the Bible Jesus is the friend who will stick closer than a brother.
So put your trust in Jesus. Then you will have everlasting peace even when you have trouble in your life.
That is a thought on the Bible for young people.
Until next time,
I’m Billy David Dickson

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ESPN’s troubles= Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam in the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football.”

 

Read, and or listen to the commentary.

Opening Closed Minds The Chick-fil-A Way

Listen to, or read a Breakpoint radio commentary.

Trouble with middle school students in GA. involving a gun, and drugs

Here is the story.
This story should remind us all these things happen because we have removed God from the culture, and the schools. Thank God for those who in the name of Jesus are reaching out to middle school kids such as Youth For Christ.
Today’s teens, and preteens need to be shown the love of Christ, and the truth of God’s word.

Carl Senior Returns

I’ll take an order of humility with a side of humor. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

The commercials from the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains in the last ten years made me lose my appetite. Raunchy ads with barely-clothed women eating burgers drove away families, and anyone with self-respect.

But after a change in management, it seems that the chain has seen the light, and they’ve got a hilarious new commercial to prove it.

In it, a fictional founder named Carl Hardee, Senior storms into the office where his playboy son has been calling the shots. He cleans up “Junior’s” mess, gets rid of the hot tubs and scantily-clad girls, and apologizes to America for letting his hamburger joint lose its way. Back in charge, the dad now assures us that Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. will be focusing on food, not sex.

It’s a great commercial, not only because it pokes fun at the drifting, millennial man-child stereotype, but because it mocks an ad campaign that so many former customers just found distasteful.

Transgender or Tomboy?

If your daughter likes boy stuff, watch out.

As the dad of four, I know every child is different. Even boys and girls can vary widely in their interests.

And that’s why I was so disturbed by a recent piece in the New York Times entitled, “My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy.”

Lisa Davis writes that because her seven-year-old daughter keeps her hair short, likes “Star Wars,” wears t-shirts, and plays sports, teachers, doctors, and fellow parents continually ask if she’s transgendered.

“Your child wants to be called a boy, right?” they ask. “Or is she a boy that wants to be called a girl?”

“She’s a girl,” Davis always corrects. “Really.”

This is crazy: a girl can’t just be herself without adults trying to give her puberty blockers? Even sadder, the mother, despite her complaints, still pays lip service to the LGBT movement, ready to give her daughter hormone injections if she changes her mind!

Let’s let children be children. We shouldn’t conscript them into our own sexual politics.

The Recipient TV show ( tired of TV trash check it out )

If you are tired of trash on TV you might want to check out this pilot TV show that Jeff Saxton is producing. You can find out more about the show here.

Cal Thomas has said,and written too often we just protest the bad. Cal thinks we should also support the good. You might want to check out this TV. show.
I know the man who is producing it. He is s a man of high values.
Jeff Saxton has written books on issues which we must all give thought to. I am sure he is putting the same work ethic into this show.