Friday, December 16, 2005

edited by Victor Cuvo

PROSTITUTION AS A PROFESSION
http://www.cwfa.org/articles/9691/BLI/family/index.htm


THE PROM:
"Over the years parents have become more active in creating the 'prom experience,' from personally signing for houses for a three day drug/sex/alcohol bash, to mothers making motel reservations for their sons and daughters for after prom get-togethers, to fathers signing the contract for Captain Jim's booze-cruise out of Huntington for an after prom adventure. We have become convinced that some parents support this type of activity, some tolerate it, prefer not to see it, or dismiss it as part of growing up. Some have expressed the view that it is better to lose one's virginity and get drunk before going to college, so that parents can be around to help.
...Aside from the bacchanalian aspects of the prom-alcohol/sex/drugs -there is a root problem for all this and it is affluence. Affluence changes people. Too much money is not good for the soul. Our young people have too much money. Sounds simple, but it is true. When Jesus said that it was very hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, it shocked his hearers and it still shocks us. Wealth is powerful, not only in terms of possessions, but in being possessed by it. Wealth changes personalities, priorities, principles. The prom has become the occasion of conspicuous consumption-from dress, to limousines, to entertainment.
...So, too, with the senior prom. We have come to the conclusion that it has a life of its own which is no longer commensurate with the goals of Christian education. And so we dropped sponsoring it."
(Source: Philip K. Eichner and Kenneth M. Hoagland, "September 'Prom' letter," Letter to an unidentified Parent, Kellenberg Memorial High School, 15 September 2005; http://www.kellenberg .org/Resources/PDF %20Files/prom-september .pdf.


I'D LIKE TO THANK THE USA
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/blog-detail.php?id=10862

NARNIA: WOULD THE AUTHOR BE OPPOSED TO THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE?
http://www.acton.org/ppolicy/comment/article.php?id=300http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1192/798/1600/Narnia%20poster.jpg

EUGENE McCARTHY, A TRULY HONEST MAN
http://www.conservative.org/columnists/keene/051213.asp

ROBERT BYRD
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=10861

ANN COULTER: WHY CAN?T I GET ARRESTED?
http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/anncoulter/2005/12/15/179169.html

DEATH PENALTY The image “http://images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2003/01/14-cartoon.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,178757,00.html

MITT ROMNEY
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/rosen200512150849.asp

11 MILLION U.S. ADULTS CANNOT READ
http://www.townhall.com/news/ap/online/gov/other/D8EGQEMOE.html