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Kristi Kane One of my favorite movie trilogies growing up was “Star Wars.” First of all it was just a great story. Secondly, I loved to wear my hair in Princess Leia buns going to school, and third, what girl didn't have a crush on Han...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. Katie Donnelly The United Nations complex isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The walls are stained with water damage, the rooms are...

Now is the time to stand up and march. It could be that Americans are losing the chance to speak on the importance of traditional marriage. Arrogant laws are tampering with the inalienable  right of children to have both a mother and a father.  Religious...

Carol Soelberg Late on Friday, the UN negotiating room erupted in cheers as anti-family activists welcomed the adoption of the "Agreed Conclusions" for the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) 57th session.  Two weeks of intense negotiations had produced a document that was less than favorable...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. Ethan Foster Friends of the UN believe international government is too good to be true and desire the most effective institutions. Opponents fear...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. by Callan Goodwin A few weeks ago I was sitting around a table discussing the ethics of abortion with 20 conservative, politically-aware college...

Rebecca Mallory What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Patrick Henry and Ronald Regan have in common? Well, if you ask a child who has been educated with CSCOPE instructional material, those names might not ring a bell. Neither would “American exceptionalism”, rugged individualism or Christopher Columbus’s...

Rachel Allison Because of current circumstances in my life, I have had opportunity to witness seven or eight weddings over the past two weeks. I was actually surprised at how many young couples are getting married.  I thought that marriage was a thing of the past. ...

Kristi Kane Years ago, when cell phones started becoming widely available, there were several things I started noticing. One was that when I was having dinner with my husband at a  restaurant, people were on their phones. I thought it was beyond rude to be on...

Brian Scarnnecchia This year’s Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) is directed to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. A New York Times article (March 12, 2013) entitled “Unholy Alliance” claims that Russia, Iran and the Vatican are in league to use “custom, tradition...

Jenifer Moss and Diane Robertson Diane The high-powered and overwhelming Commission on the Status of Women is taking place this week at UN headquarters in New York.  While political groups’ pressure delegates to introduce a document that would include abortion as “reproductive right” for women, I want...

Rachel Allison This week is the final week of the “Commission on the Status of Women,” a conference being held at the United Nations in New York City.  United Families International has several volunteers at the UN working to influence pro-life and pro-family language into the...

Kristi Kane In the day of the dinosaurs, before cable TV, DVD, VHS, laptop computers, or cell phones, there were once books! Of course I am being facetious, but my children often wonder what I did in my early childhood without videos or cable television. My...

Maddi Gillel Mooring – 1- an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors 2- a place where or an object to which a craft can be made fast; a chain, line, or other device by which an object is secured in...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “What decision do you think the Boy Scouts of America will make regarding their sexual orientation policy?” Here’s how readers responded: 17 Percent                           Will revoke policy and allow homosexuals 33 Percent                           Will retain current policy 50 Percent                           Not sure 0  Percent                            Don’t care...

Rachel Allison How many times did I teach my children the same principle? And how many times did I remind them of what was required, and what was expected?  Probably just as often as I was reminded when I was a child and adolescent. Teaching a...

Kristi Kane On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana of Wales was killed in a car accident. Six days later, on September 5, Mother Teresa died. It was curious to me that a woman of fame, fortune and title was splashed all over the pages of magazines...

Diane Robertson The last few years I have been concerned about the changes society will see from legalized gay marriage. After researching court cases, judicial rulings, and laws made as a result of legalizing gay marriage, I concluded that gay marriage has a chilling effect on...

Maddi Gillel There are 2 parts of the movie “Second Hand Lions” that I want to use as an illustration for this topic.  First, the 3 main characters in the movie have purchased some vegetable seeds from a travelling salesman and have planted them. You now...

Rachel Allison I’m going to admit to something that very few people know.  During those crazy busy years when my children were at home, I never read the newspaper.  I just didn’t have time. Every waking minute I was occupied with feeding, clothing, cleaning, teaching, arbitrating,...

Kristi Kane On February 6, 2013, (the BSA's 103rd birthday), the Boy Scouts of America was to announce its decision regarding the acceptance of homosexuals into their organization both as leaders and as scouts. It was announced that the decision would be delayed until the Boy...

Rachel Allison I’m visiting my daughter and son-in-law this week in Wisconsin.  During the course of our telephone conversation weeks ago, I asked my daughter what her children needed…new nightgowns or skirts?  They love Nana’s home-sewn flannel nightgowns and “twirly” skirts. I was surprised when she...

Maddi Gillel You’ve all heard the story of how to cook a frog?  First you put the frog in a pot of room temperature water, then you slowly, slowly turn up the heat, and before the frog figures it out and can jump out, he’s cooked. Do...

  Fedeline Morrow and Olivia Burton In communist Russia the average parent was not respected or considered important.  Rather, children were considered “property of the state” since children were the state’s future.  In the system of government in Russia, parents were considered the genetic source for children...