Category Archives: culture

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

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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.”

 

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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.

Detroit physician charged with mutilating girls’ genitalia

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The gay lifestyle is risking

( Below is the Breakpoint radio commentary for today. ) 
consequences, and bad ideas have victims. False promises of love and personal fulfillment are no exception.
Over a year and-a-half after the Obergefell decision, the debate over gay “marriage” and homosexuality has largely fizzled out: partly because of the election, partly because the “T” in the LGBT acronym has been stealing all the headlines, and partly because Obergefell is now viewed by many as settled law. And that’s a shame, because so-called “progress” isn’t bringing about the rosy picture we were promised.
In what may be the most candid piece in Huffington Post history, Michael Hobbes, who identifies as gay, writes about what he calls an “epidemic of loneliness.”
“For years,” he begins, “I’ve noticed the divergence between my straight friends and my gay friends. While one half of my social circle has disappeared into relationships, kids and suburbs, the other has struggled through isolation and anxiety, hard drugs and risky (behavior).”
Through story after story and mountains of statistics, Hobbes then documents a consistent and chilling trend among those who share his lifestyle. “Gay men everywhere, at every age,” he writes, are two-to-ten-times more likely than heterosexual men to commit suicide.
And that’s just the beginning. Homosexual males also suffer from higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergies, asthma, and a whole host of behavior-related infections and dysfunctions. They’re twice as likely to experience major depressive episodes, report having fewer close friends, and abuse drugs at an alarming rate.
In fact, living in so-called “gay neighborhoods” is a predictor of more frequent, risky behaviors and methamphetamine use. And, Hobbes adds, the community itself is brutal and degrading to its members. Smart-phone hookup apps drive a culture of exploitation and casual encounters that one young man he interviewed said made him feel like “a piece of meat.”
We often hear these disastrous statistics and stories attributed to homophobia, bullying, and shame. Having been treated horribly since childhood, men like this author—the oft-repeated myth goes—are forced to live a lie. They’re depressed because they’ve been oppressed and repressed.
But here’s the problem with the bullying hypothesis. In countries like the Netherlands and Sweden where same-sex “marriage” has been the law of the land for years, gay men remain three times more susceptible to mood disorders and three- to ten-times more likely to engage in “suicidal self-harm.”
The situation is so bad that one respondent in a survey of HIV clinics told researchers, “It’s not a question of not knowing how to save their lives. It’s a question of them not knowing if their lives are worth saving.”
Incredibly, after this long and brutal and well-documented description of life in his community, Hobbes then concludes the cause as having minority status, which has taught them to live in fear. At no point does he consider the possibility that it’s the lifestyle itself that may be what’s destroying these men’s lives.
Still, one expert quoted in the piece hints that he knows what’s going on. Christopher Stults, a researcher at New York University, admits that for many people, the marriage decision was a letdown. “We have this legal status, and yet there’s still something unfulfilled.”
Could it be that this lifestyle cuts off this community from the natural family, from children, and—according to years of statistics—from monogamous partnerships? Could it be the disparity Hobbes sees between what he wants and what he got is a result of a broken lifestyle? Could it be that this behavior naturally isolates people? Could it be that God didn’t design His image-bearers to live like this, and when we do, it actually destroys us?
Unfortunately, those questions are no longer even considered by Hobbes or by social scientists. But we as a society, and especially the Church, must consider these questions. As long as there are real people trying to fill their hearts with lies, caring about them will mean having a more open mind than the Huffington Post.