Parents today have difficult issues to confront. As I was driving home from Michigan today I was listening to Janet Parshall on the radio.She was discussing a case that was decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. It hit me hard because a friend of our family recently disclosed that he/she is transgender.
In British Columbia the court decided that a 14 year old girl could receive testosterone injections without her parents consent. In addition, her parents could not refer to her with female pronouns or by the name they gave her at birth. If they did they would be guilty of family violence.
This is stunning, but parental rights are being infringed in other ways.
In Illinois a bill is being proposed that would mandate that all children entering 6th grade receive the HPV vaccine. There has been a lot of controversy over this vaccine. According to the Children’s Health Defense:
. . . during Gardasil’s clinical trials an extraordinary 49.5% of the subjects receiving Gardasil reported serious medical conditions within seven months of the start of the clinical trials. Because Merck did not use a true placebo in its clinical trials, its researchers were able to dismiss the trial participants’ injuries as coincidences, employing the term “new medical conditions,” rather than classifying their injuries as “adverse events.”
Parents should be able to weigh the risks and benefits of this vaccine (which is for a sexually transmitted virus). They should be involved in a decision to vaccinate or not.
It is so important that parents stay alert and informed. Even more important we must bring our concerns to the Lord Jesus. God designed the family, and as we defend our parental rights, the Holy Spirit can guide our words and action.
I am in touch with a group of moms that are very concerned about government mandates. It was refreshing to hear several say, “We need to pray.”
The book of Luke records the Lord’s Prayer. After teaching the disciples to pray Jesus continued with these words: “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
The book of James reiterates this. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5
This post is linked to Five Minute Friday. Today I mulled over the prompt, SEARCH, thinking about recent events and the radio program.
I’m not a parent but I so admire my friends who are. Parenting is hard work. I’m reminded of Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Hi Tara, Thanks for visiting. I’m currently studying Deuteronomy and it is a wonderful resource.
hi carol, i think we have met before. i’m your next door neighbor at FMF today. these are not exciting trends are they? ugh! but your recommendation is a wise one for sure! with issues like this, we have no other recourse but to pray…but maybe this is the best thing we can do anyway! it is best for us and best for finding a great solution! blessings:)
Hi Martha, yes I remember your blog. I’m praying for guidance, but also writing to legislators and calling their offices for the HPV bill in Illinois. I am finding that they are not very well informed. Whenever health policies are one-size-fits-all some children will have negative effects.
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