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Duggars Out at TLC, and Jazz is in!


TLC’s most watched show since 2008 may have been the Duggar family reality series “19 Kids and Counting,” but even that impressive standing wasn’t enough to keep the feature alive in the face of a molestation scandal that emerged about one of the sons, 27-year-old Josh.
TLC announced it’s canceled the show, the Associated Press reported.
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Well TLC home to shows like My Sister Wives, Strange Sex, My Five  Wives, and All About Sex, has cancelled the long running reality show 19 Kids and Counting. Citing the bad publicity over the revelation that while a teen 27 yr old Josh had touched his sisters and a couple family friends inappropriately. That was more than 10 yrs ago, and yet that is the reason given for pulling the show.

 

The Duggars are not quiet when it comes to their Christian values and I suspect it is because they are so vocal about what they believe that the network decided to pull the show. 19 Kids and Counting was one of their highest rated shows on their network.

Drudging up decades old incidents in an obvious attempt to besmirch the family and damage the image the Duggars have lived out in front of the cameras for 10 seasons is shameful particularly when the records of a juvenile were supposed to be sealed.

Anyway not to be undone TLC has announced that a new family is moving onto their airwaves, the Jennings family staring their transgendered son Jazz. Add this to the list of other family shows currently airing on TLC, shows like My Five Wives, or My Sister Wives, one can see that there really isn’t much room for a family of Christian believers with a skeleton or two in their closets.

I watched the premier episode of I Am Jazz and broke out in tears at the abuse that was being handed out by the parents of their young child. The abuse being presented as normative is in my opinion worse than anything Josh Duggar admitted to doing. Of course that is only my opinion, but I watched as a now 14 year old Jazz Jennings, who was born a biological male, wrestles with the mental conflicts of attempting to self-identify as a female, all with her parents support.

According to the show:

Jazz Jennings was born a boy and ‘longed to be a girl’ from age threeBegan life as a girl at her fifth birthday party, wearing a rainbow swimsuit
So a three year old has the mental capacity and the cognitive thinking skills required to understand these things? He at this very young impressionable age just knew he was not a boy?

I did gather from watching the premier episode that as a youngster Jazz formed a very strong bond with his older sister which might explain a great deal of his wanting to be like her rather than his older twin brothers.

Anyway Jazz wore a rainbow swimsuit at his fifth birthday party which is when the show says he began life as a girl. Okay hold the phone for just a minute, Jazz is biologically still a boy, he has boy parts inside and outside, he is only able to appear as a girl because his parents have him taking hormone blocking drugs which prevent him from maturing into a man, so instead he has more feminine features but still has male organs.

In one of the scenes from the show Jazz had some girls from his school over for a sleep over and they were talking like young teen girls do about boys and maturing, and Jazz commented about not getting boobs. Well Jazz guys are not supposed to develop breasts since they are not female. Jazz also commented about not getting a period, again boys do not have the necessary parts for that process to take place.

Jazz laments that he likes boys but the boys do not like him. Well this is a tough subject to handle for adults let alone teenaged boys. However the show wants the audience to rally around the parents efforts to raise their son as a girl.

In their efforts to help Jazz realize his fantasy of being a girl they shopped around for a pediatrician who would give him the hormone treatments needed for his transitioning. Many pediatricians refused to participate but in their persistence they were able to find one who was more than happy to assist Jazz in his quest for female attainment. Jazz plans to have full gender reassignment surgery after he turns 18. He said: ‘The hardest part of being transgender is still having male genitalia. It reminds me I wasn’t born in a female body. Jazz continued: ‘I already feel like a girl but when I have the gender reassignment surgery my transition will be complete.’ No my dear you will still be a boy who has had to undergo surgical procedures in order to attempt to appear like your distorted self-image. At age three Jazz was diagnosed with gender identity disorder after tests and counseling. http://www.childhealing.com/articles/genderidentitydisorder.php This dissatisfaction with his appearance and his angst over not maturing into a female was very obvious during the fist episode. It was clear to myself that this young man had some real deep-seated issues in regards to his own self-awareness. His gender Dysphoria is not likely to be assuaged by any amount of drugs or surgery.  It is my personal belief that leading this young man down this pathway is not helpful in the long term because try as he may, it is impossible for him to ever be a complete woman, and as a result of never being able to realize his fantasy of becoming a woman will only leave him more disoriented as he grows older and more despondent.

TLC cancels a program that shows strong family values and a positive body image but embraces programs that depict the non-traditional family unit. My Six Wives, and My Sister Brides, and now its all about Jazz. Marjorie Kaplan, group president of TLC and Animal Planet, stated that "Only TLC can tell this family’s story in a way that celebrates and demystifies differences in an effort to help create a world without prejudice.’ Really? Perhaps you might want to tell that to the Duggars.

Do not get me wrong, Josh had issues growing up he needed to deal with, and unlike the Jennings family, the Duggars saw to it that Josh sought counseling and amended his behavior. I am afraid the Jennings and TLC are abusing Jazz in a way that will leave more than surgical scars. Polygamy and transgender are in, strong family morals and traditional gender roles are out at TLC.

Oh TLC may still be airing the Willis Family so maybe they do have room for a loving Christian traditional family on their station. And that is the way I see it. What say you?

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Supreme_Court_with_names_0I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

King of kings and Lord of lords.

Today five men and women in black robes passed judgement on the rest of society by insisting that gay marriage is a protected right under the constitution. Although there is absolutely no language in the constitution addressing marriage at all, somehow these five justices found it hidden away within the 14th amendment. Just like the justices who found the woman’s right to abortion hidden among the dusty lines of the constitution this decision, although taunted as the healing remedy for inequity in American society, is only going to further exasperate the animus around this issue. To this day the fight over abortion continues. The fight over gay marriage is going to continue as well.

Why because the will of the people has been trampled on by the will of the black robed mob. Five unelected men and women (or perhaps transitioning or self-identified members of the opposite sex who really knows) have made it their business to decide for the entire civil society what values it should espouse. Although the democratic process was working fine to sort out the problem state by state allowing input from the citizens enabling them to express themselves on this issue, it wasn’t going fast enough for the justices so they put a end to it and decided for us.

Many are celebrating this ‘landmark’ ruling, but just as many, or perhaps even more, are mourning this decision. There are members of our civil society who view this whole concept as ill advised. Their opinions however do not matter because the five judges have spoken, and it is only their opinion matters today.

Christians today are having mixed emotions on how to handle this whole situation. Well I say rejoice and be exceedingly glad because in the end it is the Christian who actually gets the last word on the issue. By that I mean men and women arrayed in black robes are not the ones sitting in judgement at the end of all things but those who are arrayed in white robes will be the ones judging the world as witnesses with Christ.

This issue has been addressed and Paul gave the remedy in his letter to the Corinthian church.

1If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!

7The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? 8Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. 9Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with mena 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6: 1-10

You see my friends, although man thinks he is the master of his own destiny, those who know Christ know who really runs the show.


Highlights from the Court’s dissents.

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Four Justices took offense to the majority ruling today on the gay-marriage issue. Here are their comments in brief.

Perhaps we need more reasoned members on the court. Take the time to read all the opinions on the matter and then ask yourself which of these men or woman make the strongest case? Or better put, which of these opinions advances individual  freedom and upholds the constitution and its limits on abuse of individual liberties?

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A white Ivy League professor has taken to the pages of the Huffington Post to condemn her own race, declaring that she chose never to reproduce because her children would simply inherit white privilege. Ali Michael, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, was prompted to air her radical views in reaction to the Rachel Dolezal saga, in …

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Oh where to begin. To think she actually is considered educated enough to hold a professorship at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Here is a little science lesson for you Ali. If you were to say marry a non-white male and the two of you would produce offspring, they would not be white, they could be just like President Obama. This way they, like he could rail against white privilege from their non-white side, while at the same time relish in all the richness of white high society. And if anyone criticizes them they can simply cry racism.

 

So you see professor Ali you do not have to forgo having children to keep them from inheriting any white privilege.

Now then if you really are serious about shedding all your white privilege might I suggest you transfer to a less WHITE school to say maybe Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, or Howard University. Better yet why not take all the education you have and teach classes at a Philadelphia inner city High School. This would surely go a long way in support of your claim of feeling guilty for being white. But by all means do remain childless because America can use a few less of your kind.

Now then where do your former students go to get a refund of their tuition money?

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Corrupt money management, socialism and Wall Street gambling have us all in a heap of trouble.

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The housing market and the student loan bubble are not the only financial bombs set to go off.

 

Pension liabilities swelled drastically over the decades since they were set up, as politicians conceded greater and greater benefits to workers, and passed off the burden on taxpayers.

 

Investing in risky stocks, and now derivatives, these pensions have become a millstone around the necks of dozens of socialized cities and states across the country – with locales like Detroit, New Jersey and California as the worst offenders.

 

Irresponsible funding by local authorities was compounded by pressure from unions for state and municipality workers, and now, according to the Washington Examiner, it is threatening to create a “tidal wave” that is not only creating bankruptcies and threatening to leave pensioners stranded, but could engulf the larger economic picture as well:

Over time, elected officials came to promise workers politically popular new benefits without setting aside the money to pay for them, declared “holidays” from contributions into pension systems and changed their own accounting systems midstream to make the systems seem better funded — all just ways of passing obligations on to future taxpayers. In the process, government pension systems became one of the chief vehicles that state and local politicians used to massage their budgets.

Years of gimmicks and politically motivated benefit increases for government workers have left America’s states and municipalities with pension funds that are short at least $1.5 trillion — and possibly as much as $4 trillion if the investment returns of these funds don’t live up to expectations in coming years.

"Retirement debt has even played a crucial role in high-profile government bankruptcies — including in Detroit; Stockton, California; and Central Falls, Rhode Island. Fixing the problem is proving expensive, and it won’t happen quickly in places with the worst debt.

 

Now we face the consequences. Our elected representatives played a deceptive game of chicken with pension funds. And now the chickens have come home to roost."

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